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Registered Circulation 115,158 Jan - June 1991 SCREENPLAY EDITOR Trenton Webb Games and entertainment software reviews EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT EDITOR Damien Noonan Features and general enquiries It's always nice to have something in life you can rely on and if it's not a Golf Gti, at least it can be the regular monthly sections in Amiga Format News 9 Up-to-date info on happenings on the Amiga scene, from developments to the Amiga range itself to new software and hardware. It's all happening this month... Gamebusters 111 If you're stuck on a game and you need help, here's where to look. You can even write in and ask for help on particular games. Big this month: Elvira solved PD Update 161 Public Domain (PD) software costs practically nothing and there's more of it appearing all the time. We pick out just the best from all the new freebie releases Workbench 213 Read this and learn: your techie guestions answered and your own expert advice passed on to others. Answerfile this month looks at the A500 Plus Subscriptions 188 Make it easy for yourself: get your mag delivered! Special Offers 220 Check out a few of the special bargains on offer Letters 233 Poke a nose in the business of other Amiga owners Win amazing new Philips hi-fi! 209 In this month's £1,000 competition Philips offer exclusive prizes from their brand-new hi-fi range: pnfer now! Techno Amiga 161 Check out a brand-new and innovative idea: a fun and educational electronics kit that plugs into your Amiga Draw 4D Pro 164 If you want to be at the sharp end of Amiga graphics, it's the latest in 3D modelling that's making waves... Real Things animations 168 Take a step forward in realism with the latest in this series of life-like animations from the natural world Scenery Animator 172 Don't miss out on one of the most enjoyable areas of Amiga graphics, as fractal landscapes hit new peaks Dr Ts KCS version 3.5 1 78 Get down to the funky beat! It's dancing shoes time as the best professional music program ever arrives Audition 4 181 Better than Audiomaster 3?

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Play the Palace film licence that all the magazines have been raving about, only here!
Complete, full-featured useable demo of the new domestic finance package from Digita. Keep track of all your money matters!
Try for yourself a whole ammbrush from the new Real Things Survival series. It's so lifelike! I (Needs Deluxe Paint 3 or 4) NO COVERDISKS?
THEN ASK FOR THEM FROM YOUR NEWSAGENT You've heard the rumours: here's the facts! Read our hands-on review of the A500 Plus and find out if the arrival of Workbench 2 and the ECS has the power to change your world... , PLUS the best in hints, tips and advice Workbench p213 Gamebusters pi 37 I PUBLISHING Your guarantee of value 0957 486967 THE BIG GAMES ARE COMING: Lotus 2, Robocod, Terminator 2, Battle Isles, Volfied, Blues Brothers GET PUBLISHING: word processors with graphics all tested, rated, recommended and explained HARDWARE: which second disk drive is the best?
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ELVIRA II': THE JAWS OF CERBERUS'" Elvira's gome .... are you ?
The incredible sequel to the blockbusting Elvira® - Mistress of the Dark1". Now over five times bigger, you begin an enthralling fantasv quest to find and rescue the Queen herself from the clutches of Cerberus • the 60 foot tall three headed demon with a decidedly mean streak.
Think before you answer, she's out there somewhere, but without nerves of steel and an inquisitive mind • you're in big, big trouble.
Flviro image ©1991 Queen I" Productions. Clviro ond Mistress of the Dork ore the trodemark of Queen B" Productions. The Jows Of Cerberus is o trodemork of Accoiodc Int. Ail other trodemorks ond registered trodemorks ore properties of their respective owners.
RELEASE DATE : JANUARY 1992 Available on : IBM PC, Amiga, Atari ST LES MANLEY IN: LOST IN L.A. He found the world's greatest entertainer in the classic adventure "Search For The King" • now Les returns in true style with Les Manley in: Lost In L.A. Hollywood celebrities are disappearing fast but nobody knows how or why!
Capture glimpses of Californian high life and bodies beautiful as you and Les revel in this great whodunnit mystery.
RELEASE DATE : NOVEMBER 1991 Available on : IBM PC DANGER: Playing these games with a loi )N IS SIMPLE ft THE ANSWER of actinium, chlorine, cobalt, um and erbium is 1088.4842. I is combination of elements?
Hallowed Halls give way to naughty nights in this great new animated adventure for nerd of nerds Ernie Eaglebeak. Joining a fraternity introduces him to HELL WEEK and a series of outrageous rituals for his initiation. To pass the course you'll need to cast the ridiculous spells, solve mindbending puzzles and "interact" with gorgeous women.
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Coll upon your deepest powers of concentration as Ishido • The Way Of Stones returns to the world after thousands of years. This ancient game provides one or more strategists with the ultimote challenge • where you will meditate and deliberate over every move.
Ever heord of "a minute to learn, a lifetime to master?"... uir.ti of tonei Then watch out for Ishido.
Availoble now on IBM PC, Amiga ?
He's steady, he's reliable, good old P.G. Barnet sits in front of the T.V., relaxing with a bowl of popcorn. Little does he know his world is about to take o dramatic turn as he is literally sucked through the screen into a fantastical olternate world. Now it's up to you and P.J. to solve problems unlike any other encountered. If you fail, it's simple - you'll never return again to the normal world of T.V. and popcorn.
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montH in Amiga Format AMIGA FORMAT 29 DECEMBER 1991 Pat
McDonald In NEWS An exciting new range of hardware is launched
by US supremos GVP, including the IV24 video board. PLUS
details of the new packs for the Amiga 2000 and 3000
GAMEBUSTERS Stuck on Elvira?
You're not alone!
If you're having problems completing the game, check out Gamebusters for tips and cheats on this game and many others... DRAW 4D PRO It's been a big year for 3D modelling programs and this is just the latest in a line of excellent graphics software.
Is it also the best?
Find out!
SCENERY ANIMATOR If you've never seen what a fractal scenery generator can do, have a look at this.
It's a lot of fun p21 7 LOOSE AND FLOPPY There's a huge choice of floppy disk drives on the market, so if you're thinking about buying one you should see what we think of them first!
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Registered Circulation 115,158 Jan - June 1991 SCREENPLAY EDITOR Trenton Webb Games and entertainment software reviews EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT EDITOR Damien Noonan Features and general enquiries It's always nice to have something in life you can rely on and if it's not a Golf Gti, at least it can be the regular monthly sections in Amiga Format News 9 Up-to-date info on happenings on the Amiga scene, from developments to the Amiga range itself to new software and hardware. It's all happening this month... Gamebusters 111 If you're stuck on a game and you need help, here's where to look. You can
even write in and ask for help on particular games. Big this month: Elvira solved PD Update 161 Public Domain (PD) software costs practically nothing and there's more of it appearing all the time. We pick out just the best from all the new freebie releases Workbench 213 Read this and learn: your techie guestions answered and your own expert advice passed on to others.
Answerfile this month looks at the A500 Plus Subscriptions 188 Make it easy for yourself: get your mag delivered!
Special Offers 220 Check out a few of the special bargains on offer Letters 233 Poke a nose in the business of other Amiga owners Win amazing new Philips hi-fi! 209 In this month's £1,000 competition Philips offer exclusive prizes from their brand-new hi-fi range: pnfer now!
Techno Amiga 161 Check out a brand-new and innovative idea: a fun and educational electronics kit that plugs into your Amiga Draw 4D Pro 164 If you want to be at the sharp end of Amiga graphics, it's the latest in 3D modelling that's making waves... Real Things animations 168 Take a step forward in realism with the latest in this series of life-like animations from the natural world Scenery Animator 172 Don't miss out on one of the most enjoyable areas of Amiga graphics, as fractal landscapes hit new peaks Dr Ts KCS version 3.5 1 78 Get down to the funky beat! It's dancing shoes time as the
best professional music program ever arrives Audition 4 181 Better than Audiomaster 3? Anyone who has a sampler should be looking out for this new software Loose and Floppy If you don't already own a second floppy disk drive, there's plenty of reasons why you should So whether you already have one which you want to replace, or you're looking to get your hands on one for the first time, what you need is our complete guide to every floppy disk drive on the market As well as reviews and ratings of every model so you can pick the best, you'll find heaps of insights and information that will
increase your understanding of what you're paying for when you get a floppy drive REVIEWS Every month, we bring you the best reviews of the most up-to-date releases in all things serious, from new hardware to creative and utility software. This issues's line-up: Inside tHe new Amiga p32 You've heard the rumours: but here's the facts on the biggest advance for the Amiga ever.
There's a brand new model in the range called the A500 Plus: we rip one apart and tell you exactly what's inside the newest Amiga and what it means to you.
And as Workbench 2 and the Enhanced Chip Set arrive on every model in the range, it's an enormous step on for every Amiga owner. But there are many questions.
How good is the new Workbench 2 operating system?
What are the problems with it? And how do you go about upgrading? All the essential information is here.
Coverdisk p21 The Blues Brothers « V Are you in the picture? P41 It's the film licence they've all been talking about! Any number of games magazines have already raved over the fun and playability of Titus' tongue-in-cheek platform game, but this is your first chance anywhere to try it for yourself. All together now: "We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark..." Home Accounts 2 Do you know that word processors with graphics are currently the fastest-growing and biggest- selling kind of software outside games?
More people are intending to buy a word processor than any other kind of serious software, and the majority of word-processing programs now include pictures too.
For the first time anywhere, we test them at what they're supposed to do: not just write words, but also design and print out whole finished pages.
So if you've been considering buying a word processor or even if the idea never crossed your mind, read and learn.
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First Samurai REVIEWS MiG-29 Superfulcrum Volfied Suspicious Cargo Magic Garden Face-Off The Blues Brothers Outrun Europa Heimdall Last Ninja III Terminator 2 Super Space Invaders Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Pegasus Knight of the Skies 94 72 75 76 82 84 88 90 100 104 107 110 114 118 120 Previews 5 7 Kicking off Screenplay with a look at the games you'll be playing next month and the month after. Biggies this month are two 3D adventures: Mercenary 3, sequel to the smash hit Damocles, and Space Crusade.
FORMAT GOLDS The top games that earned the coveted award this month Battle Isles 68 Robocod: James Pond 2 80 Screenplay'Outro' 125 Regular look at the top-selling UK games with the charts, plus reviews of the Bug (an excellent new joystick), Mega Twins, Seven Colours, Turrican and the Charts Welcome to Amiga Format!
If this is the first time that you ve come across Amiga Format, then welcome to the world s most popular magazine for Amiga owners!
Every month we aim to deliver the most complete picture of the Amiga scene, so whether you're new to the computer or an old hand, there's plenty in here that you II find both useful and enjoyable.
Every month, there s news and reviews of everything that s new not only on the games scene, but also in the way of hardware and in what we call serious software: useful stuff like word processors, creative stuff like graphics and music programs and practical, useful utilities. And there s PD Update, which picks out the best in free software.
You II also discover special sections of the magazine that are set aside for helping you with your Amiga-related problems: Gamebusters for game-playing cheats and hints. Workbench for any techie hassles that you re having with the Amiga, your hardware or software.
And there’s our special features, introducing new areas of the Amiga, comparing and picking out which are the best in specific types of hardware and software, and lifting the lid on things you d always wanted to know about.
And don’t forget that when you pay the usual price of £2.95, every month that includes your action-packed Coverdisk containing demos of the lat est and greatest in games and serious' software as well as much more.
But don t forget to look out next month for the bumper Christmas edition, a very special issue of Amiga Format The complete guide to using your music software OctaMED Version 1 is the most widely-praised inexpensive music software there is, and you don't need expensive music kit to use it!
Normally it costs £10, but we've been able to bring you it for only the price of a disk. Full instructions and a quick-start guide to making your own tunes appear on Pages 143-146.
Important announcement Please note that the Real Things animbrush promised on the Coverdisk label could not actually be fitted on the disk due to last-minute technical problems, a situation for which we apologise profusely. It will appear on the Coverdisk of the next issue.
Populous II has arrived and it’s everything you’d dreamt it night be - and more.
More earthquakes, more volcanoes, more tidal waves, THE GODS ARE BACK AND ALL HELL IS ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE more deadly swamps, in fact the most devasting natural disasters known to man, and a few he hasn’t heard of yet.
This time you find yourself back in Ancient Greece, where as one of the sons of Zeus himself, your aim is to achieve immortality and take your place next to him on Mount Olympus.
But the old boy isn’t going to let you have your way without an almighty fight and he’s conscripted 32 of his most powerful deities to stand in the way of your ambitions.
Design your own elaborate settlements with grand houses, roads and trees. Construct city walls in preparation against the oncoming rains of fire, whirlwinds, bolts of lightning and new, especially devious monsters like the foxy Helen of Troy, who leads people to their death with her beauty.
Populous II has 1000 worlds to conquer, I MB of graphics, 5,000 animations, dozens of new sound effects and a mind-blowing sound track.
To celebrate it’s release, you can also I collect special Populous II T-shirts, mugs, data disks and interactive clue books from The World of Populous II which you will find in participating retailers.
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_W!LJON HOUSE BUR'YROAlD RA( LIF MAN( HE 1 1 126 9UR _ In the first week i f October, dealers opened new hatches of Cartoon Classics packs and found a surprise. Instead of the standard A500 with the A50I RAM expansion that they were expecting, there was a new Amiga inside: the A500 Plus, featuring 1 Mb of RAM on the main circuit hoard, the new Enhanced Chip Set and Workbench 2 (full details can he found on Pages 32-35).
Why had the new machine appeared w ith no announcement from Commodore?
At first. Commodore claimed that "only two or three thousand" A500 Pluses had gone into circulation, but it soon emerged that this w as not the case. It became evident that the Plus was intended to be launched after Christmas and huge demand for A500 packs had led Commodore UK to take shipment of whatever Amiga 500s they could get their hands on.
The situation is still somewhat confused by the fact that older models are still appearing through the distribution chain, but it discs appear that the Plus will be the standard entry-level machine eventually, with some overlap in the short term. "I can't guarantee that they will all be Pluses," comments Commodore's National Retail Sales Manager Kelly Sumner, "when you have products being flown, coming by road, coming by sea. You just can't say".
Rather than delight, the arrival of the Plus is causing immediate consternation among the dealers. While they find it easy enough to explain to customers w hy there is no RAM expansion included, they have greater problems when new owners start- complaining that some software doesn't work.
Clearly and inevitably there are compatibility problems with software running on the new system. The dealers, w ho are testing their own software stocks, are claiming failure rates as high as only 5 games in 50 working, implying a failure rate of90 per cent: while Commodore, who have been testing as much software as they can get their hands on since May this year, insist that of over SIX) titles they had tested only 10 would not run. Suggesting a failure rale of only I -2 per cent.
Attack of the samplers Sound sampling fans can luxuriate in the release of masses of new sampling packages. While Audition 4 treviewed on Page IXI) takes on Attilio,Muster 4 (expected soon from Oxxi-Aegis) for the position ol best software, three new complete packages join the GVP DSS system.
Microdeal not only update their AMAS MIDI-compatible sampler but also, first up. Release Stereo Master to replace MasterSound. Features of Stereo Master are too numerous to list here but you will be able to try it for yourself on the Coverdisk of the January issue.
PanDAAL. Best known for their excellent hand scanner, are surprise entrants into the sampler scene. Their MEGAsound package will cost £49.95 but is available at a special introductory price of ill) off. And it features everything you would expect from a modern mono or stereo sampler including sample editing, a tracker and a sequencer program.
Microdeal 0726 68020 PanDAAL 0234 855666 A cut in the price of the the Harlequin, the first 24-hit 16-million colour card to appear on the UK market, has been announced by Amiga Centre Scotland The base level 15(H) now costs £1095 plus VAT with the 2(XX). 3(XX) and 4(XX) models costing £HX) more each step. There is also an upgrade to version 1.4 of the Harlequin-compatible 24-bit paint program TV Taint.
Leaturing larger than screen-si e painting, improved colour ranges, brush wrapping, anti-aliasing and special facilities for the Harlequin's Alpha channel.
The TV Paint version clocks in at £X(X) plus VAT. With a VD2(X)I version costing £4X0.
Amiga Centre Scotland ® 031-557 4242 The truth of the A500 Plus brings Workbench 2 and ECS at no extra cost, but software compatibility problems crop up New Amiga surprises everyone including Commodore matter seems to lie somewhere between the two extremes. The figure of 5 in 50. For . .
Instance, turns out to be a set of compilations that were tested: contpi- The A500 plus wasn't expected to roach dealers' shelves until after Christmas, but it has unexpectedly arrived causinq
- us »" -¦" involve concern over software and hardware
compatibility.
Strange disk lormats and protection systems and so are very exposed to compatibility trouble. Older games, carried in large quantities by many mail order dealers, are less likely to work, though a game as old as Xenon 2 (on the Coverdisk of Issue 3 of A wrgrr Format) will run line, probably because it dispenses w ith the operating sy stem immediately .
All new games releases will have to work with the new system and a check round of all the top UK software houses performed by Commodore reveals that everything on their current catalogues is line All 'serious' software that runs legally from Workbench is very unlikely to have problems, developers on this side of the market at least having accounted for A3(MMI users when programming. It's older games, budget stuff and Public Domain software that are likely to run into most problems, with software houses unlikely to invest in rewriting old stock.
Incompatibility problems are possibly aggravated by the fact that Workbench 2 will now Ik appearing in the Amiga 1500 and 2000 too. Soon all software will certainly be compatible with the new system, but until the dust settles, anyone buy ing software for a Workbench 2 Amiga should check with the supplier before purchasing rather than have to take software back. A list of all titles checked by Commodore and further details of the compatibility questions appears on Pages 239-243.
DECEMBER 1991 More colours for less GVP go bigger.
NEWS rfTp Exclusive news of the ‘world’s’ fastest accelerator American hardware supremos GVP stormed the World of Commodore show w ith no less than three new V announcements, including the Impact Vision 24-bit framebuffer card and a new accelerator card that is claimed to be the fastest in the world.
The third brand-new product in the GVP range is the so-called ‘black magic box', the Digital Sound Studio sound sampler. A look at the hardware explains the moniker: it's a compact piece that plugs into the parallel port and features stereo inputs and LED excess level indicators. The software includes a sample editor and a composition program.
It's a competitive market right now. But at £89.95 this is an inexpensive option.
GVP are also cutting the prices on some of their hard drives and increasing the warranty across the range to two years, while UK distributors Silica are committed to providing full support for the new warranty.
Silica 081-309 1111 The G-Forcc is a 68040 accelerator for the A3000. Which already has a speedy 68030 chip on board. The new card operates at 28MHz giving 22 million instructions per second (MIPS), bringing 3000 owners 'true workstation performance’. Not only can it be fitted with up to 8Mb of RAM. But it is also designed asynchronously so that w hen the latest version of the 68040 chip is released by Motorola the board can immediately be upgraded to the new 33MHz version, giving frankly ludicrous speeds in excess of 23 MIPS. A UK price is not yet available.
The IV24 is an internal card for the 1500. 2000 or 3(MH) which combines a 24- bit framebuffer with RGB and Composite genlock facilities, a real-time frame grabber that saves HAM or 24-bit images, a built-in flicker fixer and a picture-in- picture display for incoming live video signals. It's a heck of a hardware combo, but it's backed up by a software package combining "the Commodore-approved video titling package" SCALA. An exclusive version of 3D-modc!ling program Caligari and the new 24-bit paint program MegaPaint. "In one card. GVP have included everything a professional video user could
ask for." Observes Andy Leaning for Silica. GVP's UK distributors. And all for only £1.799 faster better Going Bananas A game converted from the Archimedes to the Amiga! Whatever next? The 32-bil machine is best known for sitting in the window of Dixons looking expensive, but it was the lead formal for a shaltcr- ingly good recent release called Top Banana.
An Archie to Amiga conversion is news in itself, but Top Banana demands attention. Firstly it sports exceptionally weird HAM screens. To compound this the theme is a green one. A fact which the recycled box shouts at the top of its voice.
DECEMBER 1991 Most intriguing, though, is that the launch of the game w ill coincide w ith the release of a single of Top Banana's in-game sounds. Entitled Global Chaos, the 12-inch features Main Sprite KT on vocals w ith the Automatic Music Expert System generating 'complex musical patterns based on the rules of chaos and catastrophe'. Fractal music systems have been tried before w ith little success, but publishers Hex are so chuffed with their system that there are plans to release the music software in a commercial form early in 1992. Global Chaos by KT and HEX (produced by Cold Cut) is
available on the Ninja Tunes label. ® Hex 071 701 5384 Amiga 2000 and 3000 go video New packs for the Amiga 2000 and 3000 add value with free bundled software and a strong video angle. The Amiga 2(XX) Personal Video Producer (PVPl pack incorporates a 40Mb hard drive and A2300 internally-fitted genlock card along with top titling presentation software SCALA and Deluxe Paint III for an all-in price of £1.299. "Slick and professional videos with high-quality text displays and special effects are now within everyone's grasp."
Boast Commodore.
The Amiga 3000 now comes with not only the AmigaVision multimedia presentation tool as standard, but also SCALA and. For the first time. Deluxe Paint IV. At the list price of £2.999. "This latest package makes multimedia av ailable at a realistic price for any creative or business user." Says Commodore's newly-appointed Director of the Multimedia Div ision. Barry Thurston.
Commodore » 0628 770088 The Amiga 3000; ocw a serious contender in the video morket with a new softwore bundle.
Mail order suppliers rush to ensure compatibility The problems of software not working on the A500 Plus and other Workbench 2 equipped Atnigas is especially acute for mail-order dealers, who try to add value to the Amigas they sell by supplying extra games which are frequently back-catalogue stuff. Gordon Harwoods are currently checking software and even employ ing a programmer to modify some titles, while Diamond have already announced an A500 plus Cartoon Classics pack w ith software checked for compatibility by trade distributors Lcisuresoft.
The Diamond pack adds Speedhall 2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlev. Cadaver. Xenon 2. Back tv the Future 3. St Dragon. Car-V-Up. Corporation. Shadow oj the Beast 2 and Line of Fire to the normal Cartoon Classics. Other titles included in their various different combinations include Monty Python. Judge Dredd, Awesome. Brat and Frenetic. So that's 15 titles you now know work on an A500 Plus... San Fran-Cisco Heats A frenzied bout of wheel twisting, horn blasting and car ramming took over recently at the normally tranquil Amiga Format HQ Top games players from Britain's best-selling computer mags
battled to win a Cisco Heat arcade machine which Image Works were offering as a competition prize. Maff Evans represented Amiga Format and came a laudable fourth, winning a karting day prize for a compo which you can enter next issue. The winner was the controversial Stuart Campbell of our sister magazine Amiga Power: he may be opinionated but lie's a heck of a player!
Kickstart switcher could save your bacon When Workbench 1.2 was updated to version 1.3 many Amiga owners avoided software compatibility problems by fitting a board holding both Kickstart chips, with the ability to switch between them.
NEW FROM NEWTEK!
Digi View MediaStation gives you die three tools you need to use your Amiga to its fullest DIGITIZE - Bring the world into your Amiga with Digi-View, the best-selling, most award- winning Amiga peripheral of all time. Amiga World Magazine says "the best value in Amiga digitizers and delivers the best images". Just point your camera and in seconds Digi-View will capture images with brilliant colour and stunning clarity. Whether you're creating graphics for video, desktop publishing, presentations, or just for fun, Digi-View is simply the best.
PAINT - NewTek pioneered the 4096 colour HAM mode back in 1985, and since then no other program has come close to matching its amazing power. This all-new version, Digi- Paint 3, is the fastest, cleanest, most powerful HAM paint program ever created. As Amiga World Magazine says, “If you are really serious about owning only one paint program, we would have to recommend Digi-Paint 3".
N=wT=k PRESENT - Elan Performer 2.0 makes slideshows and interactive presentations a snap, just click the mouse to assign pictures or animations to your keyboard. Performer will automatically sequence the images with precise timing, or you can tap a key to bring your images up instantly with this high- performance presentation tool. AmigaWorld Magazine calls Elan Performer “the finest display tool to date for the Amiga artist.” INCORPORATED Soon to be available at your local Amiga dealer or call NewTek at 612-881-2862.
GoM. 3. Oynjmt HiRnlietfMmi'U M NB.1M. I1K H,R« reQwres 7 megi ol RAM *m«i n inaOenun o'Comrodofeme Ettn Pefldmer sa tfjoemjrl dElm Oesign One»T».lnc 1991 Light Guns get big The Pha er light gun has received a double boost. Manufacturers Trojan have released two more of their own games - the Enforcer and Fireslar - while top software house Ocean has confirmed that their conversion of the stand-up coin-op blast Space Gun will support it.
Major software publisher support is essential if the system is to flourish. "We w ant to ensure that w hen people pay out for one of our light-guns that they will be able to get maximum use from it." Trojan explain. Public support for light-gun hardware has seen Trojan's sales across all formats exceed a million in two years, but software support is the key to success and to this end Trojan have made the software driver for the gun available to all software publishers. They are also considering an AMOS-compatiblc version for the Public Domain. Space Gun is the first major game to utilise
the driver and it could be (he big break the Phazer has been wailing for.
Trojan 0554 755 578 Want some Chip RAM?
As the A500 Plus brings the importance of Chip memory to the fore, a new way of adding this memory to the A500 has conveniently arrived. The Meg-A-Chip Niard installs under the Agnus chip and provides up to 2Mb total of Chipmem as well as carrying slots for up to 4Mb ol Fast RAM. It will cost around £270 for a Niard w ith 2Mb of Chip memory fitted and is sold in combination w ith a Virgo trap-door memory expansion.
Aquarian Public Domain 0705 685006 New horizons for graphic word processor Computer Shopper or Computer Eater?
Proof of the fact that the Amiga is now dominating the home computer market is the predicted dominance of Amiga stuff at the Computer Shopper Show : but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. The Show is a multi-format affair that takes place just before Christmas every year, with over half the visitors believed to be Amiga ow ners.
Alongside such well-known names in the Amiga software and hardware world as PanDAAL. Precision.
Rombo and HiSoft. You will also be able to meet up with a mad Frenchman who goes under the name of Mange Tout and is in the Guinness Book of Records for eating anything that comes his way. He'll be eating a computer. The Show runs from December 5th to 8th at the Wembley Exhibition Centre.
Blenheim Database 081 868 4466 Entering the Music Zone Seemingly thriving music distributors Zone have announced a w hole heap of new releases resulting Null from their close tie-up w ith US music softw are specialists Dr T's and from elsewhere. Dr T's. Whose professional-level sequencer KCS has made an enormous impact in its latest version (see Page 178 for the rev iew i have a new multiple-machine patch editor called X-Or. From Blue RibNin Bakery, known for their Bars and pipes sequencer, there's a first on the Amiga in the form of a triple MIDI-out interface as well as SuperJam!. A
wide-ranging composition tool intended for use alongside other programs.
Gold Disk pile on the upgrades Just received as we were going to press is news of a whole host of new updates from classy North American productiv ity software creators Gold Disk Top of the tree is Professional Page version 2.1. available as a free upgrade to owners of 2.0 and featuring massive speed increases as well as the latest Compugraphic sealeablc fonts. Most exciting for entry-level users is the new Pageseller 5. The basic DTP package now- incorporating a separate word processor and bitmap paint program as well as a number of clip-art samples. At the price of around 1100. It's most
definitely a bargain.
There's also a high-end spreadsheet called Professional Calc on the starting block, along with further clear evidence „ .. ... ... . U . . . „TO of Gold Disk's commitment to the multimedia and video Pogesetter III will see Gold Disls s entry level DTP pockoge offering exceptional value for money. JrCJ' ol ,hc Aml?a Tl,c entry-level multimedia sequencer MediaShow is based around the Show maker idea (see the review in Issue 28) and will come in at under £100. Meanwhile, the VideoDirector is a complete editing system for home video, automatically controlling your video recorder to compose a
finished cut'.
HBM 0755 686000 and Silica 081 509 1111 Zone also have an enormous range of famous songs by famous musicians set up as MIDI files in the Trvcho Tunes library. And w ith Christmas coming up.
They've become the first to actually sell the long- awaited Funlab package from Kavvai. A combination of an Amiga w ith colour-coordinated svnth keyboard and amplifier speakers and a w hole suite of software.
Zone Distnbution (181 766 6564 Fancy a Jarre?
Fans of the much-imitated synthesiser musician Jean Michel Jarre can now get their hands on one of the best fanzines there is. If PD music demos are anything to go by. Lie's a popular man with Amiga owners and the Conductor of the Masses magazine covers topics of interest to all tans Conductor of the Masses 0955 55275 Top-end word processor ProWrile from New Horizons (see our feature on word processors with graphics, starting on Page 41 has just received another upgrade, to version 5.2. Key changes include automatic Saves, improved graphics handling and full PostScript print support.
Expect an update rev iew very soon.
Silica081-509 II11 Simple music with a wider choice Madchcster music software producers Gajits have introduced a new range of sample disks intended to supply the needs of anyone who has a sequencer capable of using samples to create Amiga-based music but lacks the raw materials. Each disk from The Sample Series is aimed at a different family of instruments, ranging from Percussion and Effects to Piano and KeyNiards. All samples are in standard IFF form, and the low asking price includes a ready-made song on each disk showing what can be done with the samples Meanwhile The Hit Kit. Initially
given away free with Gajit's entry-level Sequencer One. Is updated and expanded. The program makes it easy for beginners to prepare songs in a number of different musical styles.
Gajits 061-256 2515 Font heaven !' $ %&.'(l'+.-- 0123456789:; »? S A BCDEFG HI|KI.M N(iP(yR.s rt.i v w x y z| ) - a b cdefghijkl 111 nopq r s t «. v w x yz|| ,.iit£oY§-c‘«-.«''-± 2 ' 5 -,- ¦ -. ¦ * y- i A A A A A A c,: f. £ £.1 if Y Sj c» c C dC x0 UUOOYt B4a4aa4®cee6e If you're the son of person who's always tinng of the standard ty pefaces, there's now an excellent way to get more. Fontgrabber from Genisoft allows you to design your own typefaces and save them as proper Amiga fonts. It's a simple little utility for use in conjunction with a paint program, but it's also very effective.
GeniSoft 0755 680565
* noox stoi e n to na:q8JKmGi t Moonstone - a remarkable
combination of fast, aggressive combat action and subtle
role-play set in a fantasy world, that uniquely challenges your
brain and your reflexes - while covering you in gore.
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Oh, by the way, if the sight of so much blood upsets you, don't worry. The blood is an option!
Moonstone features nearly 1,000 frames of incredible animation in 2 Megabytes of monsters and creatures, over 60 beautifully painted backdrops and detailed scenery. Sound effects are high quality digital samples and includes a full musical score and stunning full screen animated introductory and game complete sequences.
Moonstone contains scenes of strong graphic imogery with particular 01991 Mmdscope International limited. All rights reserved. Moonstone is a realism Although these scenes are optional, this product is voluntarily trademark ot Mmdscope International limited Written by Rob Anderson rated 12 Parental Guidance is recommended lor younger players, however this is not o legal requirement MINDSCAPE For your local dealer, contact: Mindscape International Ltd, The Coach Home, Hooklands £state, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex RH17 7NC. Tel: 0444 831 761 OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET MANCHESTER M2
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the newagents' shelves!
Two disks, containing over £150 worth 'Sound and Vision' software: complete top-name graphics and music programs. We're not talking 'fully useable demos' : we're not talking cheapic or PD stuff. These are top-class full-pricc commercial programs, both of which arc less than six months old.
Free 32-page Sound and Vision magazine not only tells you how to use and get the most out of the Sound and Vision software, but also explores everything you ever wanted to know about painting, animation and music-making on your Amiga.
Sequencer One from Gajits is all yours. It's an CLJs y JLKJl y O excellent way of making whole tunes on your Amiga, comes with an example tune to show you how it's done, and a load of sound samples are provided making it all you need to produce beautiful music.
And it usually retails for a full £99.
"All you'll need at first and none of the frills a beginner won't use... one of the most straightforward sequencers we've seen."
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A bumper special edition to keep you absorbed over the Christmas season. 300 pages packed with ideas, opinions and information on what's happened on the Amiga scene over the last year. Find out what we think will be the Christmas Number One game: discover our views on the best and worst of 1991: and heaps, heaps more... HAVE YOU JUST SEEN THE LIGHT?
For anyone who's new to the Amiga, the Christmas special issue will be full of explanations and descriptions to help you become an instant expen. Don't miss it!
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GraPhlcs workshop from Holosoft is yours too.
1- This 64-colour paint and animation program has been described as a Deluxe Paint 3 beater', with several advantages over its rival. It's notoriously easy to use and has everything you could expect. And Its usual retail price is $ 105.
"Most animation packages fall down on ease of use: not Graphics Workshop... there are many advantages over Deluxe Paint."
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Name______ Address AMIGA FORMAT ISSUE 30 WITH SOUND AND VISION ON SALE DECEMBER 12 E3.95 FORTY BIRDS AND UNLIMITED PREY If there’s a modern military aircraft not included in Birds of Prey, it’s probably not worth flying.
So whether you choose to be a Western or a Soviet pilot, flying a fighter or a bomber you can do it all in one game.
Each of the different mission types, ranging from Aerial Reconnaissance and Interception to Bombing Raids and Troop Drops is open-ended. The possibilities are unlimited.
Choose from a vast array of military might including the F-l I7A Stealth Fighter, the Tornado F MK. 3, the BAC Harrier Gr Mk.3 and the Mig-29 Fulcrum, 40 planes in total.
Whichever you opt for, you’ll be confronted by a frighteningly accurate simulation of state-of-the-art warfare.
And whichever mission you choose, you’ll find yourself flying into a real-world environment of continuous action taking place on land and sea.
Before you take off however, you must plot the positions of your enemies and conjure up strategies to destroy them. Then you arm your aircraft from a bewildering array of hi-tech weaponry.
Once in the air, complex mathematics calculate the maximum limits your choice of aircraft could realistically attain, given it’s weight, payload and aerodynamics.
Four years in the making, Argonaut Software have devised what Jez San describes as “the most realistic and dynamic world ever created”.
Take off.
Available late December for Amiga with I MB req.
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Amiga £29.99 IBM PC £34.99 Coverdisk GETTING STARTED Don't be shy, just bang your Coverdisk into the faithful Amiga, and if you're having troubles with what to do next just read on... The Blues Brothers Home Accounts 2 Digrtu International PaiytslTSC 1MB Titus Pal MTSC DECEMBER 1991 Tbo Help option on HA2 is every bit os useful (H not more so) than the one on Wordworth. Select the subject and read the description - H's so easy to usel Apologies to all the people who have been frustrated with getting the Control Console program to work (as used on the AF28 Coverdisk). There isn't a bug in the
program, but Alex Kerr (the author) lorgot to mention that the program needs an extra file from Workbench when you're setting up your own menus.
The file in question is Icon.llbrary. It can be found in the Libs directory of any Workbench disk. To copy It onto your Console disk, boot up with Workbench and type this line from Shell (replacing mydisk: with the name of your disk.
Don't forget the colon!): Copy from Sys:Libs lcon.library to Mydisk:Libs Sorry lor the confusion. Now you know why your disks didn't work!
You start off as normal: turn on your Amiga and insert the disk. After a few seconds, the decision message will be printed. Only the Blues Brothers demo or the Home Accounts 2 demo can be run directly from the disk.
It's very simple to get each program to work. Enter Y and then hit the Return key for the Blues Brothers, or N and the Return key for Home Accounts 2. Note that after playing the Blues Brothers once, the machine will hang'. The music will keep playing but you will have to reboot to play again.
You will need to use a copy of Deluxe Paint to use the Real Things Shark anlmbrush. Well, strictly speaking any paint program capable of using animbrushes will do - but Deluxe Paint is by tar the most popular.
From Last Month Wont to tee a shark swimming ocross your screen? Use this animbrush ond you'll almost feel you're jaw-to-jaw with this beast!
Know what a leopard shark looks like? Well don't worry you soon will, as Real Things have released yet another compilation ol moving clip art, called Sea Lite. This animbrush comes directly from that compilation.
What is an animbrush? A standard brush is a section of picture, cut out with a paint program. An animbrush is a series of different brushes that can be stamped out In succession through an animation. Many presentation programs let you use animbrushes, because It is much simpler to move part of a screen around than to animate the whole screen.
To use animbrushes, you need a paint program which can use them. Deluxe Paint is by far the most common, but many other programs support animbrushes. To load It. First load your paint program, select Load animbrush (on the animanimbrush menu In Dpaint) and click on the name 2.Real_Thlngs_Shark.abr in the file requester. More details on Page 25.
The evergreen Jake and Elwood make their computer debut on the AF Coverdisk. So you can judge for yourself whether the game lives up to the standard set by the film.
Once you have selected the demo (by pressing Y and hitting Return) it will take about 30 seconds to load. Make sure you have your joystick plugged In and ready for action, because the level starts as soon as its loaded.
Further instructions can be found on P25, but here's a quick rundown. You have to bypass all the obstacles (police, shopping trollies and Ted's), pop Into the music shop to pick up a guitar, and make it to the flag via some balloons. All against the clock.
Shark Animbrush Real Things PAL NTSC Home Accounts 2 gives you a much easier woy to calculate where all your money is going. Not a terribly exuting prospect perhaps, but it's easy to use.
The Human Interface Protocol 'look and feel' first used in the Wordworth word processor program makes a return. It's used extensively in Digita's soon to be released financial program called Home Accounts 2 (original or what).
Loading the program Is not difficult, but there are a couple of tricky bits to get into the program proper. After it has loaded it will put up a time and date entry box. You have to enter a reasonable date (using the form date month year) or the program will not continue. Hit return, alter the time If necessary and click on OK with the mouse.
After that, It’s time to load in the example data tile. Choose Open File (by keeping the right mouse button pressed and moving the pointer top left, then down). Select Married.ha2 from the list of files which will appear, and then click on the icons, to see what they do.
You can’t actually edit information from within the demo - you can load and save, but not change things. Do bear this in mind before phoning us up!
There's a lot of things you can do with the demo - for further instructions you had better turn to Page 26.
Remember, you need 1Mb or more of memory to use It properly!
Using Your Coverdisk
1. Always write-protect your disk. Move the tab so a hole is
showing.
2. Copy the Coverdisk and use the copy not the original. This may
sound like a complicated task suitable only for techno
buffs, but it’s surprisingly simple to do, just follow the
simple instructions for copying the disk which are given
below.
3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
Backing up your Disk First turn on your machine and load Workbench (one of the disks everyone gets with their Amiga). Once the Workbench screen appears and the drive light goes out, remove your Workbench disk and insert the Coverdisk. Once the drive light has gone out your screen should look like this screen.
After the computer has read part of the Coverdisk. It will once again display a requester bos asking for the destination disk to be put into dfO:. Put the disk that you want the Coverdisk copied to in the drive. This procedure of swapping disks will continue until all of the disk has been duplicated.
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- ff. .. 'A 1 m».a» Next, move the mouse pointer to the Coverdisk
icon and click once with the left mouse button - the icon will
highlight. Press the right mouse button and keep it down. The
words 'Workbench', 'Disk' and 'Special' will appear at the lop
left of the screen. Move the pointer to the word 'Workbench',
and a menu will drop down. Select the 'Duplicate' option: you
should have got this far.
Eventually, you will end up with two Coverdisk icons, one has the name 'Copy of Coverdisk 22'. Click once on this with the left mouse button to highlight it. Bring down the 'Workbench' menu again (by holding down the right mouse button and moving the mouse pointer to the top left) but this time select 'Rename' from the menu. Let go of the right mouse button to select the Rename option.
'A 1 at"-*, DECEMBER 1991 The compuler will ask you lo inseit (he Workbench disk again - il needs to read the command lo copy disks. After you've done this, a boxed message (a requester box) will appear, asking you to insert the source disk. Insert (he Coverdisk once again and click on the 'OK' option with the lefi mouse button.
The name of the disk will appear in an elongated box - you don't need to insert Workbench again because the Rename command is built into the machine. Press the ‘Del' key (which is next to the 'Help' key) to remove the 'Copy of part, and press the Return key to make the computer pul the new name to copy.
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First try using the Disk Doctor 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 December Disk Disk Copy Labs Unit A, Westmarch London Road Daventry Northants NN11 4SA Remember to include that stamped, addressed envelope!
3. The Amiga will now osk you to Insert the 'source' disk. 4.
Wail for a while ond it will read all the information off 5.
Put the source disk and destination disk in a couple It means the disk you want to copy, so put the Coverdisk the Coverdisk, telling you how far it has got. Then it will more times when the AMIGA asks for them. When It soys in the drive ond press the Return key. Ask you to insert the "Destination" disk. Put the disk you "Diskcopy Finished" just type In: wont to copy your Coverdisk onto in the drive and press ondcii the Return key. Note that the disk does not need to be to get out of the Shell or CLI. You may have to put the formatted alreody.
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Jake and Elwood are two petty criminals and excellent musicians. They leant that the orphanage where they were brought up is about to be closed, unless they can raise the cash to pay the taxes owing on it.
Fired with enthusiasm and a certain mystical threat from an old nun. They decide to hold a charity performance to raise the money.
Unfortunately a thousand and one obstacles are in their way, which they bypass using an immense amount of style and guts. The Blues Brothers really believe that they're on 'a mission from God'.
The demo Once the demo has loaded it starts straight away. Jake has a limited amount of lime to reach the end marker (a flag). Timing and a certain amount of thought is needed to get past all the different obstacles - you can use different methods to reach the same objective.
Control is by means of a joystick plugged into port I (the connector next to where the mouse plugs in). Left and right send Jake scurrying in the appropriate direction, down makes him crawl (he can still move while crawling - useful when he's being shot at) and up makes him jump. Leant to control him properly.
DECEMBER 1991 Along the way arc stores that you can pop into, by pressing up and fire at the same time.
Inside one of these is the guitar that you need to finish the game, while others contain records which you can collect for a bonus in the full game. It's best not to bother in the demo - the time limit is too tight.
Contact with any of the bad guys (policeman. Their bullets, grannies in shopping trollies or Teddy boys) loses you a life but more importantly, time. The collision detection gives no margin for error whatsoever, so try to avoid everything that moves and then you can't go wrong. Can you?
Other things to avoid are the mystery tokens. These look like question marks, and in the finished game have random effects. In the demo they’re always bad news.
You will almost certainly find that you need to reboot your Amiga again and again to complete the demo, as one mistake can take you over the time limit. Even when you do complete (and you'll get a round of applause from the computer) the computer will still 'hang', meaning that you have to reset it with Ctrl and the two keys either side of the spacebar. See 'The Inside Story' column for why.
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Blues Brothers Playing Guide Do you keep getting killed within the first ten seconds of the Coverdisk demo? Can’t use the animbrush properly in Dpaint? Read on!
THE INSIDE STORY The demo on the disk is not the same as the demo sent to us by Titus. Their demo took up three quarters ot a disk, used some custom tracks (so you couldn't back it up. Unlike the final disk you've got now) and you could choose to play either Jake or Elwood. When you finished the game, a slideshow appeared of the rest of the levels In the full game.
Unfortunately it was just too big. And Titus couldn't make it any smaller without the issue being late - unthinkable! So It had to be reduced In size very quickly, preferably using a standard Amiga disk.
What we did was use the Datel Action Replay II cartridge to freeze just the game part of the demo. When it finishes (due to the timer running out or being completed) the program is looking for further information on the disk that just isn't there. So it endlessly spins the disk, while the Peter Gunn theme plays on.
Sorry for the fact that you have to reboot between games - It was the only way we could bring you anything from the demo In the time allotted. At least now you know the reason why.
Here's a quick tutorial to help you use the Real Things animbrush for a Deluxe Paint III or IV animation.
First things first load up Dpalnl. Then choose the Anim Frames Set menu (hold down the right button, move the pointer to the Anim menu, down the menu to Control, then right to Set ).
SHARK ANIMBRUSH Type In a value of five: you can use this on a 1Mb Amiga. If you have more memory for animation you can set a higher number for more frames of animation.
Next, load in the animbrush. Take out the Dpalnl disk and put in the Coverdisk (or just put the Coverdisk Into a different floppy drive if you have more than one).
Simply select Anim Animbrush Load. Click on the disk (DFO: or DF1: probably) and then on
2. Real Things Shark.abr. Finally click on the load icon to start
getting the Information from the Coverdisk.
Position the shark In the middle of the screen, and click once with the left mouse button. This stamps the brush down. Notice that the next frame of the animbrush is ready to be stamped, but you don't want to put it on the same frame - press the 2 key to go to the next.
Keep doing this (clicking the button and pressing
2) until you loop around to the first frame. Then hit the 4
button to see the animation.
Not bad, eh? Of course, the next time you want a picture of a shark for something (for a logo, or wrapping onto a 3D object, or as part of a picture) you'll know where to find one or several.
Note that Real Things produce moving clip art for many different subjects - humans, animals, as well as the fish included on the disk. Look them up if you're interested in this sort of clip art.
IN CASK YOU haven’t read the introduction to Home Accounts 2. The first thing that you have to do after loading the program is to set the dale and time. Date is entered in the form date month year, and the program will not accept strange values. Press Return to finish editing the date.
Once you’re on Time (which should default to your hattcry backed up clock, time, if you have one fitted) you can click on OK to enter the program proper. Clicking on OK while the date is being entered has no effect; the lime indicator must be highlighted.
Home Accounts 2 Where on earth does all your money go? Well here's the demo that can tell you. Follow this quick tutorial on Digita's latest little duckling... example file and see how the system works.
To do this, hold down the right mouse button and select Open File from the files menu (move the pointer top left and the menu will drop down. Let go when the Open File option is highlighted). After a couple of seconds, a file requester box will appear - double click with the left mouse button on the words mar- ried.ha2 (the name of the example file). It will then load.
The best thing to do next is to load the DECEMBER 1991 WIN A HARD DRIVE WITH HOME ACCOUNTS 2 All right, me ducks, listen up! Are you impressed with Digita's fully useable demo ot Home Accounts 27 Have you even taken a look at it yet? No? Well you jolly well should, and not just because It can help you put your tlnancial atfalrs Into order.
Dlgita are generously giving anyone who uses this demo a chance to win one of Evesham Micros Reference 40 hard drive. This comes with its own power supply and a low-noise drive unit with a 40Mb capacity housed In a smart colour-coordinated metal case. All THE QUESTIONS Iln which TV series did the hotelier say "Sorry, duck's off?
2 Name the president who. After an unsuccessful assassination attempt on him. Said to his wife "Honey. I forgot to duck"?
3 Which comedy team broadcast a supposed recording of Alaistcr Cooke being attacked by a duck?
4 What other foods normally accompany Peking or Crispy Duck?
5 Home Accounts 2 uses Digita's HIP interface system. What docs HIP stand for?
How it works The idea behind HA2 is that you don’t need to use the menus often. Once an area of your finances has been setup with an icon, just clicking on the icon will bring up the relevant information. You do need to use the menus though, to change or add new transactions to the system. So for browsing and keeping a check on your money, it's very easy.
I'll take apart the example, so you can appreciate the work needed to customise the full working program (this is only a demo, remember). A brief run through of the icons along the top. Printer is only going to do anything if you have one connected. The Help is for looking up a particular subject - a list of topics is displayed, and just by clicking on one with the left mouse button will bring up a description to help you understand the intricacies of the program.
You have to do to get your chance to win it is answer a tew very simple questions.
Six of the questions are based on features ot the program, so you'll have to use the demo to find out the answers. The rest of the questions are about ducks.
That's right, ducks. Why? Well, being a home accounts program, Home Accounts 2 has that traditional symbol of English domesticity, the Flying Duck-on-the-Wall (Canardus Boeingae), as Its emblem. No doubt you didn’t really want to know that. Tough.
What is the name of the default colour palette?
7 When you create an income and expenditure report, how many styles of report can you choose from?
What is the Workbench icon for Savings Account?
What docs the I button on the Calculator do?
Home Accounts 2 has its own Notepad. How many lines?
Calculator brings up a nice on-screen calculator. Which you can position as you see fit.
Types is very useful - most things in the program use four characters to refer to different accounts or subject (PTRL for Petrol, for instance). Types brings up a list of all the shorthand and what they mean.
Regular is used for transactions that occur on a regular basis - mortgage payments, standing orders and the like. Budget is a sort of modeller - it's used to work out budgets for particular events, like holidays, moving house or just about anything else that needs a little financial planning. Investments isn't used very often - it stores information on on-going investments like stocks and shares.
Accounts The next row of items has been setup to reflect different areas of money. The Barclays account (shown as a chequebook) is used for the bank account - probably the busiest area in any household.
The Leeds. Clare and Michael icons are used for savings accounts (hence the piggy- bank). Money doesn't come out of these very often, and is usually payed in from other accounts. It's nice to be able to view your savings at the click of a mouse though.
The Visa. Marks & Sp and Fosters icons are all credit cards. Each one of them can show money going through a card, cither going into another account or (more usually) being spent on an expense.
As you can see. To actually see how much or little money is in an account, all you have to do is click on the relevant icon. But how do you actually pul in transactions? Well, you can't in the demo version.
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Commands are grouped under a series of pull-down menus, accessible either by the mouse or keyboard. Frequently used commands have on-screen icons, including Help, should you need it.
Expenence the look and teel of the new and exciting WB2 even if you use Wbl.3). Each document is a separate multi-tasking window, which means you could for example, print one document while editing another.
Digita's® innovative Human Interfax Protocol? Is incorporated setting a new standard in speed, style and elegance. 'It I IIP system is intuitive and a pleasure to use."
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Graphics have always been the Amiga's strong point. Now it's better than ever. Pictures from Deluxe Paint can be placed in a document, and then sized, scaled and dragged (text automatically reformats around the image).
Wordworth's enhanced fonts will give you the very best printed quality. You can also print special symbols, such as boxes, arrows and so on. Better still, you can mix graphics, Wordworth's enhanced fonts, Amiga fonts, Colorfonts and your printer’s own internal fonts, all on the same page.
There's even a driver for Postscript printers.
You needn't worry about your existing information - Wordworth will let you open documents from most word processors, including Kindwords, Protext and Wordperfect (you can also mailmerge with Superbase).
When Amiga Format said "a new word processor that will give the rest of the world a run for its money' they weren't joking.
Vl-1 Wordworth is written in the UK by Digita. Which means you'll he using an English Collins spelling checker and thesaurus and you’ll know where to come for professional support The only way to really appreciate Wordworth is to use it. Phone 0395 270273 for more information or, write to Digita.
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Wordworth costs £ 129.99, which includes VAT. Postage and packing; and when purchased from Digita. Comes with a 7 day money-back guarantee.
If you already own a word processor, for a limited period only, you can trade-up for just £89.99 by returning your original disks to Digita with your order.
Summing up, Amiga Shopper said: "Pounds-per-feature no other Amiga word processor comes close. Wordworth is what every owner of Kindwords would wish they had.” Dreams become reality Wordworth.
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olT.a 'W i i n i Lrnj1 INSIDE THE A500 PLUS WE ARE WITNESSING
THE biggest advance in Amiga technology since the world's host
home computer was launched six years ago. We had expected an
A500 with Workbench 2 to appear: we had expected an A500 with
the new ECS in it: we had expected an A500 w ith I Mb of RAM
installed on the board. All this has happened. But the compli
cated and surprising thing is that there's more to it than
that: this is. In effect, a whole new kind of Amiga.
It's called the A500 Plus, its a completely new kind of Amiga and, perhaps most important of all, it's set to take over as the basic model. Damien Noonan tells you everything you need to know about it: and believe us, you do need to know about it... Inside the new Amig The word on the street is that the A500 Plus is to become the new standard for a base-level Amiga. All new A500s sold after a certain date. Commodore have told us. Are to be Pluses (there's some confusion at the moment, beeause stocks of the older A500 are still hanging around). So there arc a number of very important questions
to be answered.
DECEMBER 1991 Whenever an upgraded computer is released, the advantages of the new system are inevitably accompanied by problems, not least of incompatibility. It's at times like this that you expect Commodore to be doing all the talking. Even as these pages are being printed, we're holding back for more information from Commodore, so you should turn Pages 239- 243 for the very latest news. But in the meantime, here's the whole story as far as we have been able to piece it together.
Now to those questions. If you're buying a new Amiga, you need to know whether the advantages of the A500 Plus outweigh the problems and make it worth going for. If you already ow n an Amiga, you need to know how the A500 Plus is different and how you can go about upgrading. Only AMIGA Formal can even begin to give you the answers... orkbench 2 is the first notable feature of the new Amiga. The latest version 2.04 comes on three disks: ihe Workbench disk itself, the Extras dick, and a Fonts disk which contains the new Outline fonts. We take a look at the new Workbench and its great
improvements over the page, but basically it's just a smarter and easier-lo-use version which makes Workbench a proper, viable WIMP system rather than the half-way house it used to be. It also allows for three new display modes.
Although the A3000 has had Workbench 2 for over a year, the latest update of the Amiga operating system has only just been made concrete in a new Kickslarl ROM chip. If you should want to run Workbench 2 on a normal A500. All you have to do is fit a Kickstan 2.04 chip and gel hold of the disks. Although the
1. 3 Kickstart is only a 256K ROM and the new one is 5I2K. There
isn't a problem because an A500 has the capacity to fit a big
ger ROM. You don't need any other upgrade either, although you
won't be able to use the new- screen modes unless you also lit
the new Enhanced Chip Set (more on that below).
So to sum up: the A500 Plus has the full Workbench 2 system and you can upgrade your A500 quite easily by buying the new Kickstart ROM. The disks and the manual.
When the last Workbench change happened (version 1.2 to 1.3) an upgrade pack was released and cost around £50. So the new upgrade should cost about that.
The Enhanced Chip Set Is the second prominent feature of the Plus. Most important of the ECS chips is the new Denise graphics chip.
This carries the chip number 8.373 HR (the old one is 8362) and is what creates the new screen modes: Super Hi-Rcs. Productivity and The new Kickstort
2. 04 ROM chip (highlighted) is 512K, but will happily fit into
a normal A500 letting you use Workbench 2.
The ECS in the 500 Plus includes o new Fat Agnus (centre) but there is apparently no need to get this when you upgrade to ECS, so long os you hove o Fatter Agnus alreody.
A2024. Only the first of these will interest most Amiga owners because the others require a multiscan monitor and an A2024 monitor respectively, but there's lull details of them oxer the page. The new Denise also gives an improved display signal, making for better quality in graphics and video work.
The A500 Plus also includes a new Agnus chip, numbered 8375 HR. As far as we can currently tell, there is no reason why you should get this chip if you're upgrading to ECS. Provided you have the fatter Agnus (numbered 8372A) which has been fitted to all new A5(X)s since about June last year, you should be fine. The evidence? The new I Mb A50I Plus RAM expansion has a jumper w hich you can set to either of these Agnuses.
Summing up again: the A500 Plus has the Enhanced Chip Set. Composed of two new chips: a Denise and an Agnus. If you have an A500 and want to upgrade (to use the new screen displays) you will need to fit only the new Denise chip This can already he bought and costs around £40.
A whole I Mb of RAM fitted to the circuit board is the third notable feature of the A500 Plus. We've been expecting a I Mb Amiga for a long time and it appeared a-* a stop-gap in the form of the A500 with A50I RAM expansion combo that appeared in the early Cartoon Classics packs But now the true 1 Mb Amiga 500 is here, and it brings a few surprises.
There are eight I Megabit memory chips on the A500 Plus board, giving I Megabyte in You notice the A500 Plus badge and a subtle change to the keyboard: an extra blank key by the shortened Return key, matched by another blank key on the left-hand side by a shortened Shift key. Why are they there? Well, they're just spares. But these are the only external clues to the identity of our mysterious Amiga.
Until you switch on, that is.
Now you get the first real idea of what it is that makes an A500 Plus: this A500 has Kickstart 2.04, with a new 'insert disk' animation to roplace the boring old hand-holding- a-disk screen.
By now, you should havo spotted the disks and manuals in the box. It's the full Workbench Version 2.04. So that's one major discovery. But we're going to have to go inside the machine to find out more... 33 DECEMBER 1991 Ooh, what a giveaway!
Knock me down with a feather if that's not a new Denise chip! That means that this Amiga is fitted with the Enhanced Chip Set. Major diyovery two.
All. The previous ASIXI models earned four chips, with four free spaces. And this is where the story really starts.
If you had an A500 with four chips and four spaces, you could already get extra memory chips pul in to give you I Mb on-board.
You could also have all this memory as ‘Chip RAM' (don't panic, we explain that in a minute). But there was a sidc-cffect: it involved a modification (for which read 'knife attack') to the circuit board which effectively made the trapdoor expansion slot under the Amiga useless.
The new A500 Plus circuit board incorporates this physical change, sets up the whole But there's the knockout blow: A500+ in big letters right across the board. This is, in effect, not just a revision of the normal A500: this is a completely new machine.
Notice the small, oblong chips in a row along the bottom: that's 1 Mb of chip RAM on the board. And if you look closely, you can see the clock chip and its back-up battery clearly labelled. And do you want to know what really changes things? Well, if you know the Amiga well, carefully examine the connector for trapdoor slot oxpansions.
It's changed. Yep, this is a new Amiga sure enoughs.
On first appearances, it looks just like an ordi- nary Amiga 500. The case is exactly the same size, colour and design.
WHAT'S THE SECRET OF THE A500 PLUS?
I Mb of memory as Chip RAM and slill allows the trapdixir slot lo be used. Bui ihere's a big change: (he Irapdoor expansion has a new connector. This not only means lhal old A500 irapdoor sluff will nol plug inlo a Plus, but also gives rise to a whole new range of expansions for the Plus. As well as ihe new Commodore A501 Plus RAM expansion you can expect to see. For example, a new version of the KCS PC emulator designed especially for Ihe Plus.
Now a quick word about Chip RAM.
Effectively. Ihe A500 Plus is the realisation of what the A500 should always have been, and this is true of the memory too. Part of w hat makes the Amiga special is that the custom chips are capable of accessing RAM without checking with the CPU. But they can only access Chip RAM. The other kind of RAM is Fast RAM. Which only the CPU is allowed to touch, but which is quicker.
Any operations handled by the Blitter (a special bit inside Agnus which handles a lot of the graphics displays) need Chip RAM: the best example is Workbench's pull-down screens, every single one of which uses the Blitter and so eats up Chip RAM. The more Chip memory you 1iave. The better for graph- ics-intensive stuff like paint programs, word processors w ith pictures in. DTP and so on.
So extra Chip memory is A Good Thing for most creative uses of the Amiga. On an older Amiga, even if you expanded it up to the maximum 9Mb. All but the ongtnal 512K would be Fast RAM The A500 Plus can be expanded to a maximum of I Omb and we believe, though we have yet to confirm this, that not only the internal I Mb but also a second I Mb of this can be Chip memory.
The only trouble with this is that the lack of Fast memory on an A500 Plus is likely to be the biggest source of software incompatibility.
Many programs that were written to use an expanded Amiga were configured by the programmer to expect 5I2K of Fast memory, which the program won't find on a Plus.
Anything that loads via Workbench shouldn't have this problem, because it features the NoFastMem and FastMemFirst memory- handling patches: but games for I Mb that don't use Workbench could have problems.
To sum up: the A500 Plus features I Mb of Chip RAM and a new kind of trapdoor connector. There is no good reason why you should want to upgrade and if you did the upgrade would probably involve replacing the main PCB entirely. This would not necessarily be hugely expensive: getting the latest board for our 2000 recently cost only £85. You can gain access to extra Chip RAM by fitting other expansions if you need to. But they do tend to be quite expensive.
The bottom line is that the A500 Plus is an excellent machine, making the Amiga all that it should be: we recommend it and wholeheartedly approve of its arrival. But it's not necessarily that simple. There remains the question of compatibility. Pan Two of the story of the A500 Plus stans on p259... 'Z THE NEW WORKBENCH THOSE NEW SCREEN MODES IN FULL!
Along with 16-colour Hl-res, there are three new high-resolution screen modes In Workbench 2, though you'll need the Enhanced Chip Set for all of them, a multiscan monitor for the second and specifically an A2024 monitor for the third. Here's the details.
Name_Resolution_Maximum colours_ Whatlc nc Worlcben Hi-Res 640 wide, 256 high 16 colours Hl-Res Interlaced 640 wide, 512 high 16 colours Super-Hi-Res 1280 wide, 256 high 4 colours Super-HI-Res Interlaced 1280 wide, 512 high 4 colours Productivity 640 wide, 480 high 4 colours Productivity Interlaced 640 wide, 960 high 4 colours A202410HZ 1008 wide, 800 high 4 greyscales A2024J5HZ 1008 wide, 800 high 4 greyscales It's been around on the A3000 for over a yeai operating system is finalised, encoded on a Kick across the Amiga range. Damien Noonan sees The general look and feel of the new Workbench
is smarter and deaner, portly thanks to the more restrained pre-set colours ond partly due to the use of the 'embossed' look. The main Workbench window now appears as a window rather than 0 screen (it appears to be further away) and has a dose gadget. The other thing to notice is that next to the Depth godget in the top-right comer of every window there is now also a Zoom gadget which reduces the window to minimum size or flips it back to normal when clicked.
The Tools menu on the right-hand side is actually an applk at ion launcher: many WB2
- compatible programs will appeor os a menu item here so that you
con run them simply by selecting the menu item. It's a useful
idea, but only people with a hard disk (and lots of programs
avadable on It) will benefit to any extent.
3 * ' l a j; Another feature of o proper WIMP computer is the abdity to view files by name rather than just os icons. One useful feature, apart from it saving spore, is lots of useful info is displayed next to the name: file size or, if it is a drawer or something else, type; protection status (read, write, execute, delete); and creation date ond time. You can olso view by date to find latest versions, or by size to pick out what's eating disk spoce.
NEW DRAWER WORKBENCH MENU Technically speaking. It's Workbench version 2.04. It's the very latest version of the Amiga operating system and It seems likely to stay the standard for some considerable time to come. It's notable for the inclusion of lots more on the Kickstart chip, now a 512K rather than 256K ROM. It features new programs, three new screen modes and a new alternative approach to fonts.
But above all, It’s Workbench refined so that It looks better and does properly what It was always supposed to do: that is be a friendly and accessible graphic interface to give you easy control over the power hidden in the computer.
Most of the changes to Workbench are visible, but there's one fundamental change that you'll never see. This is the Fast Filing System for floppy disk drives. Workbench
1. 3 Introduced the FFS for hard drives, but now even those ol us
with a floppy-based system can enjoy taster access times and
so less fraying of the old patience.
Perhaps the most surprising change is the manual. It’s very good indeed, even for beginners, with careful presentation and many notes to explain the main thread of the text. But that's enough of the generalities: let's get down to specifics.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS £
• i .ii The Border option can be checked to make the Workbench
window stop being a window ond revert to a saeen. The Execute
Command option rather handily brings up a requester from which
you can execute a single CLI command, saving opening the Shell.
Rather neat. Redraw All will redraw evey window in case of screen glitch .
Update AN is the most interesting option: it makes visible any hidden changes that you might have made using the Shell or CLI, on the Workbench screen.
SHOW ALL FILES I ¦ ¦ - In the Windows menu is one of the most exciting developments of Workbench 2. It's now become a proper graphic interface, because even if a file doesn't have a proper icon, it con be displayed in
o window with a 'pseudo-icon'. These icons con be used in just
the same way as real ones: so you no longer need to use the CLI
to duplicate and move files. Drawers ond programs, too, can
have pseudo-icons. It's 0 big step on for the Amiga.
VIEW BY... 34 DECEMBER 1991 OTHER WINDOW MENU ITEMS Open parent is very sensible: it simply brings to front or opens the parent of the current drawer (the drawer that the current drawer is in). It's useful. Update works Eke Update al. Making visible changes you've done in the CU. But just for the active window. Snivel contents selects all the icons in a drawer, which 09001 is useful, dean up places icons tiddy around the drawer, while Snapshot is vow much more sensible, featuring two deferent options. Snapshot Window soves the sin. Position and view mode of the window but not icon position,
whdo Snapshot All does icon pasiticms to* You eo U e. Have to select everything m a nhdiw fast.
W for :h 2 ut now the latest version of the irt ROM chip and appearing right vat it has to offer.
OUTLINE FONTS As well as the ordinary tonts or (typefaces) on the Extras disk (which include Helvetica. Times and Courier) there Is also a number ot Outline tonts and a program called Fountain with which to install them. Outline fonts are licensed from Agfa and are professional-standard 'scaleable' fonts.
Outline fonts are like structured drawings compared to bitmaps: whatever size you make them, the quality remains the same. In other words, whereas normal Amiga typefaces rely on you having all the different sizes stored on disk. Outline fonts are almost infinitely variable. You set them up with the initial sizes you want displayed In a menu, but you can make them any size you want. The only problem is that If you don't have a hard drive, you need two floppy drives to use them.
It's too large a subject to go into detail on here, but Outline fonts are now used particularly by DTP programs. Their inclusion puts the Amiga firmly In the professional arena.
PREFERENCES: THE LOOK smaller and more sensible units. You can still change the colours with Rolette, while there's a new focifity colled WBPattern that lets you create a patterned background on your Workbench screen. You con now choose ony font for Ihe text on oil screens using the Font program.
In the Icons menu you will now find on option thot is colled Format which is simply to format disks with, rother than Initialise, it's only a name change, but it mokes much more sense if only becouse everyone tolks obout 'formatting' o disk, rother than 'Initializing” them. Interestingly too, blank unformatted disks now appeor on the screen os dfO:???? Rather than dfO:BAD, which kind of mokes sense also. Disk copying is now improvced tenfold, with a box appearing on single-drive systems to warn you how many swops the process will involve. The only down side to this is that you now actually
hove to dick on the Coatinue gadget after each individual disk swapl But that's really a very small price to hove to poy: after all, most people would prefer an eosier disk copy procedure.
FORMATTING AND COPYING DISKS MORE ON THE ICONS MENU ¦ m l*Mf*: m tiwl art *«• mm *** «Ui* A • »uc«: I 1 •
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before, supplying icon info to let you change tool types and
RWED flogging. Leave Out allows you to leave a drawer or other
icon lying around on the Workbench screen and still use it,
while Put Away puts it back where it belongs: clever stuff,
considering the way the Workbench system works. The hidden
subtext to this is that the way Workbench finds the path to
whatever on icon represents has been much improved over the
fairly moronic WB1.3 style. Delete now works properly, deleting
not just the icon but also all files associated with it, and
even warning you what's going to make sure you don't
accidentally delete things. Empty trash also now deletes things
properly, as opposed to giving you obscure CLI error codes.
THE COMMODITIES The Commodifies are a number of small but useful programs on the Extras disk. They can be sel up using the Exchange program on Ihe main disk.
AUTOPOINT Any window under the mouse pointer Is automatically active.
BLANKER A screen saver: blanks the screen after a set period of Inactivity.
CLICKTOFRONT You only have to double-click in a window to bring it to front.
FKEY Lets you assign text to Function keys: use it for often-used CLI commands.
¦ HELP Lets you use the keyboard for things normally done only with the mouse.
NOCAPSLOCK Temporarily disables the Caps Lock key.
NOW ON THE EXTRAS DISK... There's a number ot new programs available on ther Extras disk.
Briefly, this is what they are and do.
MEMACS The proper decent text editor.
ICONEDIT Lets you edit Workbench icons.
CALCULATOR Pretty much as before.
CMD Redirects printer output to a file.
COLORS Changes the colours of any program screen running.
GRAPH ICDUMP Prints the screen display.
INITPRINTER Sends Preferences set-ups to Initialize printer.
KEYSHOW Displays keyboard to show what key does what when Ctrl, Alt or Shift Is used.
PRINTFILES Batch prints multiple files.
COMMODITIES A bunch of small programs, listed separately.
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35 DECEMBER 1991 THE WBSTARTUP DRAWER No more messing around editing the start-up sequence if you wont to run programs when Workbench is looded. Now thot everything has an koa, oil you need to do is drop it into the start-up drawer ond it will run. The British keyboard layout, setmapGB, con be slung in here, for instonce. You'll olreody find the Mode Names program in here, which gives system names to the display modes on stort-up.
EXTRA PROGRAMS p _SS_1 r~ II .» 1 . !« i a _j !U aaa:
* • ra i.m i ¦bbm There's quite o few extras that have been
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Before, you could only get these via PD. There's also been odded the Exchange utility whkh lets you install ond run programs from the Commodities drawer on the Extras disk.
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Ever since ITVs award-winning series hit our screens, the world has been waiting tor a computer game worthy ot the name. The wait is over Tony Crowther s amazing re-creation has everything Using the same game system that made Captive adventure game ot the year tor 1990. Kmghtmare' makes dungeons and dragons games seem like newts splashing around in a muddy puddle challenged to solve complex puzzles, logic problems and riddles that reveal a rich ever-more rewarding storyline.
Your journey takes you deep into the dungeons ot Dunshelm. To a catactysmc meeting with Lord Fear and the unthinkably horrible FnghtKmght Whether or not the meeting is terminal is up to you You wW ne«j wisdom, tenacity, alacrity and. Above all. Courage But you have all those things, don't you..?
© Kmghtmare' is a sophisticated role-playing adventure where you are Available lor Amiga & Alan ST Kmglilmare is copyright Anglia Television and Broadsword Television Game copyright 1991 Mmdscape International Limited Captive Copyright 1990 1991 Mmdscape International Limited all rights reserved Written by Tony Crowther MINDSCAPE For your local dealer, contact Mindscape International Ltd. The Coach House. Hooklands Estate. Scaynes Hill. West Sussex RH17 7NG Tel W44 831 761 I UK WORD PROCESSOR is that cvcr-for- giving typewriter lor the novice and expert alike. Facilities such as cut and paste,
search and replace, mail merge and spelling checker are now found on virtually every modern word processor. The one factor missing, though, for many people is the facility to mix text and graphics into the same document without resorting to scissors and glue - the origin of the term "cut and paste’ which has been practiced by publishers for years. With advances in technology even the most traditional publishers are now turning to the computer for typesetting and layout, and so can Amiga users.
Word publishers are a sort of halfway house between pure text editors and desktop publishing packages which attempt to combine both types of program in to one package.
L nfortunately. In their attempt to be all things to all men they tend to turn out sadly lacking in all directions. The five word publishers tested here can all be used for typing text as well as importing pictures that are produced by paint packages.
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For instance if you fancy setting up a fanzine you don’t really need a full-blown DTP system. All you want initially is the facility to type your own editorial, import text sent in on disk by contributors, and to jazz the whole thing up with a few well-chosen illustrations - screen grabs from games perhaps, or diagrams showing DIY projects. With carefully chosen graphics and fonts you should be able to achieve a very acceptable result and unless you tire well financed you'll be working in black-and-white for the final product so colour distortion is no problem.
Are you in the picture The word processor allowed you to proof your pages before printing, and to cut and paste text as you wished. Now word publishers allow you to import pictures and graphics without having to use a DTP package. We've compared five on their writing, printing and graphic abilities... nofher use for a word publisher is school and college work. Now lhat such a lot of study is project based (and marks are assessed on the presentation as well as the content of the protect) it makes sense to produce the best impression possible. Imagine handing in a neatly illustrated essay (in
colour if you have access to a suitable printer) instead of reams of untidy handwriting and messy diagrams.
Do you run a small business and want to save money on printers’ bills hv producing advertising artwork yourself? If so. Use a decent word publisher to produce camera- THE ALTERNATIVE - SEPARATE WP + DTP Af Its simplest a word processor Is a typewriter which uses no paper until the typist is satisfied with spelling, grammar and so on. The screen is used as temporary sheets of paper where text can be rubbed out. Switched around, rewritten and proof-read before committing the work to print. Unfortunately word processors, while powerful at lexf handling, are not designed fo handle graphics too.
When a mixture of text and graphics Is required the standard response Is to turn to a desktop publishing program.
DTP packages have the same limitations as word processors but from the opposite direction. They boast sophisticated graphic handling and layout capabilities such as graphic resizing. Text columns and lont manipulation, yet are poorly featured when it comes to typing In oceans of text quickly and simply or originating graphics. Amlga-users who are seriously considering any sort ot publishing must therefore buy three different packages. A word processor for typing, a paint package for originating pictures and Illustrations, and a DTP package to put the two together and lay-out the final
result.
Word publishers are an attempt to combine two ot the three Ingredients - word processors and DTP - and so allow text to be typed Into the program In which it will be used while at the same time offering graphic handling and layout facilities. The only extra package required Is one to draw the pictures, and not even that with the wealth ot graphics available Irom the Public Domain where full-colour full screen graphics and a wide variety of clip art may easily be found.
Ready copy for yourself, your clients or even ther local businesses. Would the pubs anc restaurants in your area like neatly-presentee menus, or the local shop a handbill designee and printed for door-to-door delivery in the area.’ All the word publishers in this feature are capable of such tasks - although some with more ease than others.
DECEMBER 1991 It you don't need powerful text-crunching facilities these packages are perfectly adequate word processors - especially as they come equipped with good spelling checkers, most with a thesaurus and some even w ith grammar kind style checkers.
With the exception of Kinilwurcls. None of the systems covered here make any attempt to correct imagc-aspect ratios. This means what kou see on screen is not quite what comes out pn the page: at least not with a simple nine-pin printer. Only Pen Pa gives any hint of this on the box as pictures are shown in the form ol pcreen grabs and printed pages. Close exami Cation reveals that the screen image must be (retched to obtain the correct printed results [This is a feature of the Amiga and we wouli have liked to sec the systems make some attempt to correct it themselves.
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Pictures covering the full width of the page present little problen to any of then, bat snaller pictures require text to fit around then - and that's uhere sone fall down. Oily Pen Pal and Hordworth offer true text flow. ProHrite use the rather fiddly nethod of adjusting paragraph indents uhile KindHords allows absolutely nothing else in the horizontal band containing a picture except the picture itself and Excellence treats a picture rather like character.
KINDWORDS 2 This is probably the great grandfather of them all. Kindwords was the original Amiga word publisher. Even in its current version (although it is without a doubt the cheapest of the packages covered here) It Is by far the crudest. Three screen modes are supported: four, eight and 16 colours - and they are all In medium resolution. At first glance, this may well seem more useful than being just restricted to a relatively bland eight colour screen, and In many ways it is too. However, the story does not stop there.
When importing graphics. Kindwords allocates the whole width of the page to each picture - regardless of Its physical dimensions. Nothing else can be placed in that space - not even another similar-sized picture; and this limits its usefulness enormously unless you just happen to be working exclusively with full-width pictures. Typically, full-width graphics might be used as part of headlines or perhaps demographics dropped Into the text at convenient points. Indeed, the examples supplied by The Disc Company show Kindwords doing just that and very good It looks too - especially when compared
to other systems offering apparently similar facilities.
It's only when you start to look a little deeper that Kindwords' shaky nature becomes visibly apparent. For openers, when you try to move pictures around on screen you find that this is limited to horizontal shifts. Once placed, pictures cannot be moved to a new position on the page except by inserting or deleting text above or below the area. Not only that, but the display is something less than true WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) because Kindwords insists on adding extra vertical white space above and below the picture - creating a false impression of the true layout.
On the plus side though, resizing is simple and precise - selected graphics are surrounded by clearly-defined handles.
Similarly, cropping affected independently from four sides Is less of a nightmarish pursuit than In some of the other offerings.
It also makes a trade-off between screen and image colours by allowing you to decide whether to use the image palette or the default colours. That said, little Is gained when Importing, say, a 32-colour picture into a 16-colour screen. At least the colours print correctly... ni» varies trenendouslv. Pictures covering the full width of the page present little problen to »nv of then, but snaller pictures require text to fit around then - and that's idiere sone fall doun. Only PenPal and Horduorth offer true text flou. Proitrite uses the rather fiddl* nethod of adjusting paragraph indents uhile
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Coming from the Micro Systems Software stable, experienced users might well ponder if this one is worth bothering with. As it turns out. Excellence! Is quite respectable package - except when it comes to graphics; although to be fair it is not sold as such. It is a much improved version of Scribble!. Importing images is simple, because it does not force the user to explicitly select graphics. Relying on the presence of an IFF image file header, it performs any necessary actions automatically. This facility Is so friendly, it can be a little confusing, since pictures can be loaded as if they
were documents. The standard window supports; two, four or eight colours which doesn’t leave room for manoeuvre. Import reveals an informative progress message as the program tries to map the image colours correctly; but most cases, although images are always recognisable, a lot gets lost in the translation.
Flowing text around graphics is not possible. Every graphic on the page is treated as a large character with a font size equivalent to the pic's height. Text can appear either or both sides of the picture but it always sits on the image s baseline. Therefore, only one line can occupy the picture's entire vertical space.
Resizing works in the same proportion as the picture on screen so cropping is needed first to change proportions. This is where another problem occurs. According to the manual, pictures may be cropped by rubber-banding from any of the four corners. In practice was unable to crop from any corner except the bottom right. Moreover, mouse control generally seems clumsy and sluggish when working with graphics.
PEN PAL Beginners find the Interface easy to get to grips with, yet experts should find this program fast and powerful enough to support everyday needs. As far as graphics go. This package is probably the best allrounder of those reviewed here. Although considerably less powerful than Wordnorth. It has a number of unusual features which are instantly appealing.
Basic graphics handling Is a cinch: text can be repelled by images or made to flow round them effortlessly. And even though the text standoff (the distance between the image and the text) is fixed, this is unlikely to be troublesome to all but the most demanding experts. Nevertheless, special effects can be achieved by dropping images over text and letting the text show through the background. But the really clever feature is its ability to access images stored outside the document. This allows Pen Pal to display pictures in a mawkish eight-colour display, but print them in all their 4.096
colour glory. It also means precious RAM never gets filled with loads of undisplayed images leaving you more room to write text. On the down side this facility means you must store pictures along with the text - preferably on the same disk; a minor problem given the advantages. Interesting too. The version on test refused to import 64-colour "extra-half brite" (EHB) pictures.
II all those features do not give Pen Pal enough of a lead In themselves, especially considering It even contains a simple, object-oriented drawing package. This allows for the construction of simple line and box-shaped pictures; 30 effects on pictures; colourful text backdrops: highlights and so on. And because the objects can be locked' into place, they can become part of the program’s database allowing the construction of simple forms.
PROWRITE The blurb on the packaging implies ProWrite can import graphics and wrap text around them with ease. The manual is more vague on that point. However, before that can be attacked, the first obstacle is it's ludicrous file selector. The system used requires you clicking through a list of volume names. We would accept this might work great on single disk machines, but add a couple of extra floppies and it becomes a real chore.
These problems are augmented when it comes to flowing text around images. All pictures are treated as screen objects, but unlike the better systems, it does not recognise the picture's boundaries - even Excellence! Can manage that. The job of laying out paragraphs to suit the image is left entirely to the user: and that means fiddling with paragraph Indents Things go downhill from there. The image’s background colour (strictly, register 0) is always treated as being transparent. This distorts some Images beyond recognition - although it can be used to good effect just as easily! Perhaps
worst of all. ProWrite dithers images into the seven colours supported by the printer. No matter what the programmers claim this always ends up looking strange on screen - and no better on paper. Image scaling (resizing) is simpler than Excellence!, but image quality is lost. Make a simple scaling error and you have to start again. Also, like WordWorth. ProWrite does not support cropping - this Is left for the user. ProWrite's single saving grace In this area Is its ability to replace images with placeholders. These are boxes which indicate where the image will eventually live, but which
do not interfere too much with text scrolling.
WORDWORTH This is the latest and greatest jewel In Digita's crown - and one which they are very rightly enormously proud of. The company have previously been known for low-cost, yet extremely well- received systems, that are primarily aimed at the home and small business user, so this is something of a departure for them. At first glance it seems that Wordworth is little less than awe-inspiring. Indeed, beginners may initially feel it a little oppressive as it leaps from the screen like Hulk Hogan on a bad day. Nothing, though, could be further from the truth, with the singular exception
of Pen Pal, Wordworth proved the simplest of the packages that we put on test.
Like Pen Pal. Images have to be retrieved from a separate menu which presents probably the best and most comprehensive file requester box yet devised. When an appropriate picture is selected Wordworth asks what properties it should have.
These are more or less identical to Pen Pal (repel text, flow text and see-through background) with additions so that you can adjust the text standoff and use the pictures palette. Using a 16- colour screen, Wordworth proved to be the only system capable of displaying a screen Image in anything like its correct colours.
Even a converted HAM image reduced to 16 colours without much loss in quality.
Unlike Pen Pal however, it stores images in RAM so that users with lots of memory will benefit greatly. Early versions suffered from low memory' problems even more because pictures were always processed In chip RAM - and most machines only have a maximum of 512K chip available. This feature has now been corrected, so if you have 9Mb, then Wordworth will quite happily make use of it.
Placing pictures into a document in Wordworth is a real breeze and is probably one of its best features. Once picked up. Guides appear on both the horizontal and vertical rulers to help you place the image accurately. Nevertheless, a snap to grid option would have been greatly appreciated - perhaps Dlgita will include that option In the next release. Scaling is simple too.
Although Pen Pal once again has the advantage in that no detail is lost. When a scaled-down image is enlarged in Wordworth the loss of quality (pixelation) is very apparent.
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Writing KINDWORDS This Is a pretty crude program by any
standard. On the up side ot course it has most of the simple
layout facilities required, but on the down side it's seriously
lacking In speed. As a writer's tool. Kindwords has a
specification that should make It a real dream - In practice
though a nightmare would be a more appropriate analogy.
Functionally the Collins-Proximity phonetic Dictionary and Thesaurus put it into the big league: vying for a place alongside Wordworth. The reality Is far from it.
Even when in its fastest, four-colour mode.
Kindwords really drags its heels. Strange as it might seem, a good typist is less likely to be affected by this than a bad one. The problem is not so much with entering In the text, but more when It comes to correcting and chopping It around later on. Worse still, though. It also has a rather nasty tendency to lock solid, or at least give the impression of doing so: precisely the sort of thing that will confuse and frighten a rank beginner.
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As writers' tools go. Excellence! Is everything that Kindwords isn't. On pure screen-update alone It consistently turned in the best timings, but there is more to It than that. It has the sort of features you might expect to find in a high-end word processor such as a massive spelling checker and an even bigger thesaurus - so they claim.
Excellence! Would have easily been the logical choice for that reason alone. It is the writer's word publisher.
Other features pushing Excellence! Way ahead in this area include the word count: it's so handy to be able to check how much you've actually written, be it an assignment you're writing for college or text you are submitting for print. The readability index and VM feature are also valuable features. The latter allows large documents to be edited even with a mega-small amount of memory.
Beyond that though, the Inclusion of a grammar checker is unique among these systems. In fact. If this article had been written on any of these systems.
Have seen which supports features that are found In the new version of Workbench. When running on a WB2 machine. ProWrite puts an Icon on the Workbench screen onto which the files can be dragged and then automatically loaded.
Finally It boasts extensive Arexx support (ARexx is what replaces AmigaBASIC In Workbench 2) so luckily programmers and all the new Amiga 500 Plus owners out there should really be In their element with this one.
DECEMBER 1991 PEN PAL As a writer's aid. It is quite adequate, although not exactly the bee's knees. Its major failing is Its lack of a thesaurus, although Softwood would probably claim other features, such as the database, more than make up for that.
In the speed stakes it Is probably quite fast enough for the average typist, although some will find it a mite sluggish and that you are leaving it somewhat behind as you batter away on the keyboard. Saying that, mouse tracking and block selection are of the PROWRITE Once again. ProWrite seems to be at right old disadvantage in this highly competitive area. As far as page-layout facilities go. There is little to chose between it and Excellence! Although it does have the facility to show margin guides. This is particularly useful when you are laying out multiple, newspaper- style columns.
This one wins hands-down where Workbench 2 Is concerned though. It is the only system that was under test (and the first third-party application) we highest calibre - noting at all like the hit-and-miss affair that we found in Kindwords. And to a lesser degree in Wordworth too.
Page layout features are lacking In this one too.
Especially when you compare It to more deliberately dedicated packages like ProWrite. Wordworth and Excellence! Also, the omission of multlple-column support effectively kills any idea of a using It to produce a conventional, multi-column news- letter-style fanzine.
WORDWORTH Digita claim that their word publisher is a writer's dream - this Is a very bold claim, but in truth It is not a very long way from reality. Much like Kindwords.
Wordworth's utilities Include the acclaimed Colllns- Proxlmity Dictionary and Thesaurus but that's where the similarity ends. Wordworth is everything Kindwords should have been and isn’t. It s user- friendly. Easy to get to grips with and fairly stable most ot the time.
Before Wordworth can really claim the accolade of a writer's dream' more work will have to be done on the seemingly tortuously-slow screen update.
Although the program works well In two-colour mode, it looks better In at least four - and that s when things start to slow down. In this category at least there is little to choose between it and Pen Pal-, nevertheless.
Excellence! Is still miles in front. If anything.
Wordworth is too powerful for Its own good. All to often the multitude of options actually get in the way and hinder the creative process!
Printing KINDWORDS There is very little that can be said about Kindwords that the example printout on this page does not already demonstrate. Taken directly from a Citizen Swift 9, this was produced using the program's own drivers. As to what went wrong, your guess is a good as ours, but this must surely be the final nail in Kindwords'coffin. Curiously enough. In an earlier test Kindwords was the only program to produce a printed output which matched the display - ail the others stomped on the aspect ratio.
For those who simply cannot afford anything slicker, Kindwords does have the advantage of custom printer drivers which give an excellent rendition of the programs own limited range of styles. However, these will only work if the correct printer driver is installed and set in preferences. Epson users, for example, must use EpsonX (supplied with Kindwords) and not the more usual EpsonX[C8M MPS-1250]. Kindwords is very slow accessing Superfonts disk, it s just a quirk of the system.
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Pen Pal has the unique ability to be able to scale and crop a picture while it is on screen, but manages to retain all the colour Information when the time comes to commit it to hard copy (on paper). This means that you can load a 4,096 colour HAM picture, position it In the right place on your document and EXCELLENCE!
This is the only system reviewed capable of producing landscape oriented printouts on a dot-matrix printer.
Though available in Wordworth it requires a Postscript print engine. Of the three systems supporting Postscript. Excellence! Is the cheapest by a margin.
However, it is the only one to include Postscript screen fonts to afford accurate layout on the printed page. Even so. Only four fonts are supported - less than the 35 or so on most laser printers. For the rest of us. These fonts can be used as standard bitmapped PROWRITE This one proves to be a wild card yet again by providing the best paper-handling facilities of the bunch.
ProWrile can collate pages, print them back to front and even separate the odd and even ones. Strangely though, the default setting is not to print pictures even in graphics mode.
Printer fonts are controlled by a number rather than by name - 10 In all; an option which seems more suited to Postscript than dot-matrix machines.
However, as mentioned elsewhere, Postscript output screen fonts. Just the printer type is retrieved from the Preferences. The print requester itself is not very attractive, but clear and easy to use. Rather than providing a myriad of confusing radio button options it toggles the settings in such a way as what you see. Is what you get. For instance, the density adjustment displays the resolution in dots-per-inch of the driver - very useful lor the beginner. Print quality is exactly the same as all the other systems, since they all share the same non-specific Amiga driver.
Print it in all its glory. According to Softwood this is due to Pen Pal s special 12-bit colour mode. Whatever the reason, it works.
Interestingly, however Pen Pal is the only system that takes note of Preference settings such as the density and the colour correction and makes them temporarily adjustable. It seems such a shame with all this power, that it can't manage to print graphics and printer fonts on the same page.
Is only available at some extra cost. The only Information displayed from Preferences is the name of the printer driver in use. Any of the remaining options (and there's a lot of them) must be set manually with the Preferences tool.
The output quality is more or less the same as all the others for standard Amiga fonts: poor for colour graphics because of the dithering methods and eight colour screen employed.
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once Wordworth was configured for a Citizen Swift 9 it
immediately made the machine’s own fonts available in the list
of typestyles. (They appear in black in the fonts list to
distinguish them from the normal Amiga fonts and appear on
screen in the nearest available typestyle.)
What s more impressive is Wordworth's ability to mix and match printer fonts with graphics, yet still retain a reasonable representation on screen. In many cases this is an advantage because the printer's internal fonts give better results and print faster. For typeface addicts, Wordworth also comes complete with Its own serif and sans-serif styles, as well as a symbol font similar to Zapf Dingbats (useful symbols). Finally, for those lucky enough to own (or have access to) a Postscript printer, Wordworth can print on that too.
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¦3 3 5 if “ s i f I t o n !• s 11 S 5 THE MAIN ATTRACTION of word publishers over plain text crunchers is the opportunity to mix graphics in with text on the page. Each of the programs covered here can import graphics, but the way they handle the text graphic mix varies enormously. Pictures covering the full width of the page present you with little problem, more discrete pictures though require text to fit into spaces - and that's where the tin soldiers start to fall.
Only two of the packages that were tested.
Pen Pal and Worilworih. Actually offer automated text How. ProWrile uses the rather fiddly method of having to adjust paragraph indents. KiiulWortls allows absolutely nothing except a horizontal band containing a picture except the picture itself: and Excellence!
Treats a picture as though it were an oversized font character.
In so far as graphics handling is concerned this is more a less a two-horse race between Digita's Wordworth and Pen Pal: and the deciding factor between those two w ill probably be price. Since Pen Pal has a considerable edge in this department (being cheaper by almost a third) it will probably be the choice for most users. When it comes to writing though, the bias must be towards Excellence!.
Which gains a slight edge over nearest rival Worilworih by including a grammar checker and column support.
As far as beginners are concerned, we secured the services of four rank starters who could just about type with two fingers, a teenager, two ex-soldiers and a housewife.
Their favourite was (predictably) Pen Pal since it offers a colourful friendly environment at the expense of a standard Intuition interface.
Coming in a close second was Worilworih.
Despite our own feelings that the multitude of complex requesters and options would be off- putting. They quickly got used to the environment and were producing reasonably presentable documents within a lew hours.
Honourable mentions went to ProWrile and Excellence.’ but overall, our beginners found Worilworih: "the best" and Pen Pal "Easiest to use". As for Kindwords, "We couldn't find a kind word to say about it." Sums it up really.
MARKSMIDDY and PAT WINSTANLEY KINDWORDS £51.03 EXCELLENCE £117.44 PROWRITE 3 £143.00 HB Marketing , Unit 3, Poyle 14 Newlands Drive. Colnbrook Slough, SL3 ODX 0753 686000 PEN PAL £79.95 Gordon Harwood Computers, New Street Alfreton, Derby, DE5 7BP 0773 836781 WORDWORTH 1.1 £129.99 Digita International Ltd Black Horse House, Exmouth Devon, EX8 1JL 0395 270273 Decisions You know what you want from your computer, that's why you 're choosing AMIGA ...NOW YOU’VE CHOSEN THE RIGHT COMPUTER. MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT DEALER Anyone can be good at selling Amiga or CDTV. But sadly, that's often
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Gordon Harwood Computers, Pioneers of the 'Complete Pack' approach, have specialised in Commodore, from the earliest VIC 20, to the latest Amiga, for almost a decade... In fact, we've supplied so many, if you ask all your friends, the chances are that some of them an tell you already of our excellent service.
Our service means that we'll help you get the most from your new system straight away But. If you do have problems, and need that extra hand, that's where we have earned our reputation.
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FkZVl i HARWOODS POWERPLAY PACK 1 COMES OF AGE WITH 21 GREAT GAMES AND INCLUDES 1Mb. AMIGA CARTOON CLASSICS WITH THE SIMPSONS, LEMMINGS AND CAPTAIN PLANET PLUS 18 EXTRA GAMES ONLY FROM HARWOODS!!!
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Ram Memory TV Modulator 4096 Colours Multi Tasking Speech
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Manuals Workbench Disks ALL Connecting Cables PLUS...All OUR
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| luLLi PACK 1 u Just look at what you get NOW...
• AMIGA A500 COMPUTER WITH A FULL 1Mb. OF MEMORY!
• THE SIMPSONS, BART vs THE SPACE MUTANTS - Thais right man!
You can play the computer version of this popular TV cartoon. By Ocean.
• CAPTAIN PLANET - created from the award winning TV show, now’s
your chance to save the earths environment with this ultimate
adventure... your Eco-Copter is waiting. By Mindscape.
• LEMMINGS - Are you as smart as Lemmings are stupid, match your
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• EDUCATIONAL BASIC LANGUAGE FOR CREATING YOUR OWN PROGRAMS
• DELUXE PAINT III GRAPHICS PACKAGE WITH ANIMATION
• TAILORED DUST COVER AND MOUSE MAT
• AND A SUPERB HIGH QUALITY MICROSWITCHED JOYSTICK.
• PLUS.... 18 MORE GREAT GAMES. THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE...
BLOODWYCH - Fantasy role-playing game, great interaction with
your computer created environment BUBBLE* • Help the dawdling
ghost and the soap bubble, escape from the old deserted manor
house CAPTAIN BLOOO - Astonishing creatures and animated 3D
graphics, this is a game you just have to play ELIMINATOR - A
progressive multi stage flying shoot em up. On a long winding
course, survive if you can!
HOSTAGES - You must get your team and hostages out of the terrorist overrun embassy, without loss of life JUMPING JACKSON - In a deluge of colour and sound save, the earth (torn sadness and melacholy music KRYPTON EGG - A classic Breakout game, 60 screens, separated by 6 combat sequences LANCASTER - Your mission is to fly the classic WWII bomber on its dangerous raids over enemy territiory LOMBARD RAC RALLY - You drive your 300 bhp Sierra Cosworth through demanding stages of the rally PURPLE SATURN DAY Four arcade games, an exciting high speed trip into total cosmic 3D space SAFARI GUNS - Live
the Atrican experience in an animal sanctuary, track the poachers & ivory traffickers STIR CRAZY (Featuring Bobol - Bobo & his inmates are planning a stunning trampoline jump prison escape SKYCHASE - Airborne combat for every simulation tan In this one or two player game, battle against your MIG Hying adversary in your F-16 Falcon SKYFOX II - Skyfox II, the only ship fast enough to carry on the Skyfox legend Fight to blow your federation enemies from the Galaxy, at speeds of 9000 kilometres second!
STRIKE FORCE HARRIER - Puts you in the cockpit ot one of Britains most exiting fighter aircraft. Multiple skill levels let you progress to become an ace pilot TINTIN ON THE MOON - We've been captured by Colonel Jorgen and he's tring to scupper the moon mission.
Come on Tintin, you're the only one who can save us, and be the first on the moon TV SPORTS FOOTBALL - Strap on your helmet for American football simulation that looks like the real thing XENON 2 MEGABLAST - This time it's war! The Xenites are back and have thrown time itself into turmoil.
We reserve the right to substitute individual sottware titles or pack items should the heed arise.
Si ...AND HARWOODS ALSO GIVE YOU A SUPERB BROCHURE OFFERING UP TO 16 NIGHTS FREE HOTEL ACCOMODATION IN AN EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF 400 HOTELS AROUND THE UK PLUS NOW , A SPECIAL BUDGET FRANCE SUPPLEMENT IS INCLUOEOP THAT'S RIGHT HARWOODS HAVE PUT TOGETHER THE ULTIMATE AMIGA PACKS YET AGAIN- STARTING WITH POWERPLAY PACK 1 WHICH INCLUDES 21 GREA' Priced at an INCREDIBLE £399 Including VAT DON'T FORGET THAT WHILST YOU CAN OF COURSE PLAY THE GREATEST GAMES. WHEN YOU CHOOSE THE AMIGA YOU ARE ALSO GETTING A VERY POWERFUL PERSONAL COMPUTER. PROJECTS SUCH AS PROGRAMMING GRAPHIC DESIGN. WORD PROCESSING OR
OTHER BUSINESS APPLCA TONS EDUCATION FORA WHOLE HOST OF SUBJECTS FROM PRIMARY LEVEL TO OLE EL ARE ALL A REALITY WITH THE SYSTEM THA T YOU CANREiLL Y GROW WITH AS YOUR COMPUTING EXPERIENCE EXPANDS EUROPEAN COMPUTER OF THE YEAR 1991. EUROPEAN COMPUTER LEISURE AWARDS If you're thinking about presents why not buy a Harwoods Gift Voucher (all rallies available).
HARWOOD'S BRILLIANT AMIGA 1Mb 'MEGA 2V GAMES PACK 2 That's right you get the fantastic Amiga & ALL THE EXTRAS detailed in Harwoods "Mega 21'Games Pack 1 (left), plus F19 Stealth Fighter AND you also get... THE SUPERB PHILIPS CM8833 II STEREO COLOUR MONITOR Twin Stereo Speakers, Green Screen Switch.
Free Lead to Amiga, Tailored Dust Cover 12 Months on-site maintenance warranty iSee monitor panel tor details) WE MEAN BUSINESS AT A GREAT PACKAGE PRICE OF JUST-.
€99 .95 £899 .95 "IT'S THE- BUSINESS" A TRULY PROFESSIONAL PACKAGE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE BUSINESS MINDED AMIGA USER.
THIS ONE SHOULD FULFILL EVERY AREA OF BUSINESS YOU'RE LIKELY TO NEED!
THE BUSINESS PACK FROM HARWOODS INCLUDES ALL THE FOLLOWING... AMIGA A500 WITH A FULL 1Mb. MEMORY + SUPERB PHILIPS CM 8833 II STEREO COLOUR MONITOR (See Monitor Panel lot Specifications!
+ STAR LC200 9 PIN NLQ FULL COLOUR PRINTER (See Printer Panel lor Specifications) + » HOST OF BUSINESS SOFTWARE 4 ACCESSORIES - PEN PAL V1.3 (Word Processor),..1Mb. SUPERBASE II PERSONAL (Database)!
SUPERPLAN (Spreadsheet)...1Mb. A GREAT TEN fsoM Tivmr, GAMES PACKAGE THE SIMPSONS CAPTAIN PLANET LEMMINGS FI9 STEALTH FIGHTER DELUXE PAINT III Now *01 ANIMATION MCROSW1TCHED JOYSTICK 1C BLANK 3 S' DISKS [XSK library CASE MOUSE MAT 3 TAILORED DUST COVERS ADO A CUMANA CAX 354 SECOND DRIVE FOR JUST £50 TO HELP RUN THOSE BUSINESS PACKS MORE EFFICIENTLY fAr... 10 GREAT GAMES TOO- Dsttslorm. Dnwi Fore* P©e Mar a Ojngeor Ouesl RocA-N-Rol £4Ac«r TcwwolBiW Sneet RVF Hcnoa Grana Uorsier Siarn ONLY » PURCHASED WITH A POWERPLAY OR POWERPRO FROM GORDON HARWOOOS GCSE 'O LEVEL PACK B GCSE eraminalion level
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IMAGINE, IF YOU CAN, THE CONCEPT OF A NEW, MORE POWERFUL AMIGA... ...WITH 1 MEGABYTE OF MEMORY, AND A COMPACT DISK DRIVE OF ALMOST INFINITE SIZE. A DISK DRIVE SO VAST, IT CAN STORE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DIGITS OF DATA. THIS DATA COULD BE, SPEECH, ANIMATED PICTURES, DIGITISED STEREO SOUND, COMPUTER IMAGES OR WHOLE ENCYCLOPAEDIAS. .. AND MORE.
CDTV ACCESSORIES DUE TO BE RELEASED SOON - Please can us lor latest avaAatnUy SOUND AND VISION IMAGINE THIS. AND YOU CAN START TO GRASP THE CONCEPT OF CDTV.
THE INTEGRAL COMPACT DISK DRIVE. IS THE KEY TO THE POWER OF CDTV. ITS STORAGE CAPACITY IS EQUIVALENT TO AROUND A QUARTER OF A MILLION FULL PAGES OF TEXT. THIS WHEN INTEGRATED WITH THE 1 MB OF INTERNAL AMIGA CIRCUITRY. CREATES A SYSTEM. WHICH FROM A CD DISK. CAN GIVE YOU ACCESS TO AN UNIMAGINABLE SPECTRUM OF REAL WORLD IMAGES. NEVER SEEN COMBINED BEFORE. THESE VIVID IMAGES. WITH WORDS AND SOUNDS. GIVE YOU A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION IN HOME EDUCATION. ENTERTAINMENT 4 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DON'T FORGET. THAT CDTV CAN PLAY IN SUPERB QUALITY ANY NORMAL AUDIO MUSIC CD. AND IT CAN ALSO PLAY THE NEW
CD+G DISKS, WHICH GIVE DIGITAL SOUND AND ON SCREEN GRAPHICS.
ON CD DISKS NOW AVAILABLE. THERE ARE EDUCATIONAL PACKAGES ENCYCLOPAEDIAS PACKED WITH REFERENCE INFORMATION. STUNNING GAMES. MUSIC SYSTEMS AND MANY OTHER NEW AND VARIED SUBJECTS, INCLUDING WHOLE WORLD ATLASES OR EVEN THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE.
EACH ON ONE CD DISK!!' CDTV - NOTHING LESS THAN REVOLUTIONARY FREE CDTV STARTER PACK!!!
WHEN YOU CHOOSE YOUR CDTV FROM GORDON HARWOOD. NOT ONLY DO YOU GET OUR LEGENDARY SERVICE, BUT WE GIVE YOU A CDTV STARTER PACK.
TO GET YOU EXPLORING YOUR NEW WORLD ¦ STRAIGHTAWAY.
THIS INCLUDES A SUPERB SELECTION OF CD DISK TITLES INCLUDING THE WELCOME TUTORIAL & HUTCHINSONS ENCYCLOPAEDIA, PLUS... FIVE GAMES, SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, SIM CITY, A TOWN WITH NO NAME, CHAOS IN ANDROMEDA, AND THE ACCLAIMED LEMMINGS, WORTH IN TOTAL ALMOST £200.00. IN ADDITION IS THE INFRARED REMOTE CONTROLLER. AND ALL THE HARDWARE NEEDED TO GET YOU CONNECTED.
ALL THIS FOR JUST £599.95 COTV IS THE SAME SIZE AND STYLE AS MOST VIDEO RECORDERS. SO IT CAN SIT UNOBTRUSIVELY ABOVE OR BELOW YOUR HOME TV AND OR HI-FI. AND WITH ITS INFRARED REMOTE CONTROLLER. IT CAN BE OPERATED FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR. BUT PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, IF YOU ARE A COMPUTER ENTHUSIAST. REMEMBER THAT INSIDE EVERY CDTV, IS AN AMIGA. JUST WAITING TO BE USED. SO LATER ON. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO BUY THE OPTIONAL KEYBOARD AND DISK DRIVE. TO GET INTO THE WORLD OF AMIGA COMPUTING. PRINTERS. DIGITISERS.
GENLOCKS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES.CAN ALL BE CONNECTED TO GIVE ACCESS TO MANY OTHER EXCITING FACILITIES, AND ALSO MANY OF THE EXISTING SOFTWARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR THE AMIGA COMPUTER.
NEVER BEFORE HAS THERE BEEN SO MUCH POTENTIAL FROM ONE NEW STUNNING SYSTEM. PACKED WITH TODAYS TECHNOLOGY.!
CALL IN AND SEE US FOR YOUR PERSONAL DEMONSTRATION. OR PHONE US FOR YOUR FREE DETAILED CDTV INFORMATION PACK.
AN 89 KEY QWERTY KEYBOARD £49.95 INFRARED MOUSE WITH BATTERY SAVER. £49.95 INFRARED TRACKBALL. WITH THE OPTION £79.95 OF DIRECT CONNECTION TO EXTEND BATTERY LIFE. DUPLICATES FUNCTIONS OF TWO BUTTON MOUSE ANO INCLUDES TWO 9 PIN PORTS FOR STANDARD JOYSTICKS CD 1220 KEYBOARD CD 1252 MOUSE CD 1200 TRACKBALL CDTV FOR HOLDING CD WITHIN DRIVE £9.95 CD 1400 CADDY CD 1401 MEMORY CARD PERSONAL RAM CARD CONTAINING £79.95 64K OF MEMORY FOR STORING DATA OR AS A BOOKMARK FACILITY WITHIN CDTV CD 1405 MEMORY CARD A LARGER PERSONAL RAM CARD £249.95 CONTAINING 512K OF MEMORY FOR STORING DATA OR AS A BOOKMARK
FACILITY WITHIN CDTV CD 1800 FLOPPY DRIVE RACK MOUNTABLE FLOPPY DRIVE WITH £99.95 880K CAPACITY. CASING ALLOWS ROOM FOR ADDITIONAL HARD DRIVES OR MODEMS ETC. CD 1301 GENLOCK PAL BASED VIDEO INTERFACE CARD FOR £149.95 SUPERIMPOSING CDTV IMAGES OVER A VIDEO SIGNAL PROVIDED BY ANY STANDARD VIDEO SOURCE PAL BASED VIDEO INTERFACE CARD TO £TBC CD 1321 VIDEO CARD ALLOW CONNECTION TO TVS VIDEOS REQUIRING UHF. S-VIDEO OR COMPOSITE INPUTS.
Many Amiga Accessones & Penpherals (e.g. Pnnters. Disk Dmes. Software etc.) are compatible with CDTV Please phone us tor compatability information.
HARWOODS AMIGA PRO-GEN SE21
- J OS j± g£o3 PRO-GEN Amiga Genlock The Proven AMIGA Genlock
allows you to ma your Amiga display with any PAL video signal
whether it is from a VCR. Laserdisk player or a Camcorder. In
tact any item ot video equipment which outputs a PAL composite
video signal.Comtxned with the Amiga computer the Pro-Gen gives
you the facilities ol a special effects A video tjtkng suite
Take your own films 4 gwe them a professional look by
OVERLAYING TITLES or by SUPER IMPOSING YOUR OWN GRAPHICS
created n packages like Spectracolor or Deluxe Paint Pro-Gen is
supplied with Oxxi's Spectra-colot pant 4 animation package
FREE In Spectracolor every drawing tool and animation control
is at your finger ops - over 50 tools in the fast menu Toolkit,
plus pomt and dick access to all 4096 colours, with inde
pendent nght and left mouse button colours 4 modes. Add
automatic animation generation easy mouse controls for all
functions, and the ability to paint with multi-page animated
brushes, and you've got a powerful tool for artistic
expression. With animation controls this easy its simple to put
your ideas into motion. Forget co-ordinate systems and
reference numbers |ust move obiects with the mouse in this
intuitive and friendly graphical environment. Spectracolor
supports both ANIM 4 IFF file formals. And all the video modes
of the Amiga, including HAM! (Spectracolor requires min. I Mb.
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Spectracolor ONLY £129.95 Mode Switch-box for Genlocks Features Include
- Compatible With The Pro-Gen And Rendale 8802
• Supplied With Genlock Extender Cable Worth £9.95
- Switch-box Switches Between Foreground. Background. Video And
Computer Modes.
£29.95 If you're thinking about presents why not buy a Harwoods Gift Voucher (all values available).
AMIGA STORAGE DEVICES Cumana CAX354 3J" Features Include A Connects to sidecar bus on left hand side ot Amiga A500 A Autoboots with Kickstart 1.3 A Sockets Fot Up to 2 Mb ol RAM A DMA Access A External SCSI Port A Complete With Power Supply A590 Hard Disk Including 512K RAM Only £299 95 A590 Hard Disk Including 1 Mb. RAM Only £319 95 A590 Hard Disk Including 2 Mb. RAM Only £349 95 Enable Disable Switch,
- V Throughport
- V Access Light A Compatible with Amiga 500 1000 1500 2000 30
and CDTV £57.95 t i a rtO = 1 SUPRA 500XP 52-105Mb HARO DISK
DRIVE WITH MEMORY EXPANSION UP TO 8Mb.
Features Include: A Capacities ol 52 80 105Mb available A Connects to sidecar bus on UH side of Amiga A500 A Autoboots with Kickstart 1.3, boot enable'disable switch A Sockets for up to 8 Mb of FASTRAM with enable disable switch A Autoboots With Kickstart 1.3 A SCSI Port & Amiga bus pass thru allows other devices to be connected A Includes Express Copy hard drive Back-up Software A The 52 Mb version powered by your Amiga (High Current Power Supply is only optional).
High Current Power Supply is required H £49.95 for 80Mb. And 105 Mb versions.
RAM STORAGE CAPACITY SIZE 52Mb. I 80Mb. I 105Mb.
1Mb. £479.95
• £539.95
• £629.95 2Mb. £499.95
* £569.95 ‘£649.95 4Mb. £699.95 '£749.95
• £849.95 8Mb. £899.95
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• 1049.95 CO 00 SO P: EDUCATION SOFTWARE DON'T JUST PLAY GAMES
WHEN YOU CAN LEARN WITH YOUR AMIGA TOO!
£21.95 £21.95 £21.95 £21.95 £21.95 £21.95 £22.95 £17.95 £18.95 AMIGA PERIPHERAL PACKS TWO GREAT PACKAGES THAT SAVE YOU MORE MONEY!
These Iwo packs are aimed at the user who needs lo gel a great deal from his Amiga. A superb quality monitor, the PHILIPS CM8833 II has been put with your choice of either the CITIZEN SWIFT9 or the CITIZEN SWIFT 24 printer. You choose, bul whichever combination you have the pnce has been designed to SAVE YOU MONEY. Buying together will save you £££ s!
PRIMARY MATHS COURSE • Ages 3 lo 12. Completo 24 Programme Couree BETTER MATHS - Ages 12 lo 16. Highei level lo Uioar S OuaOtalic Equations.
MICRO MATHS - 24 easy to use programs kx GCSE (O’ Level) revision or sell tuition MEGA MATHS • A 9 level step by step tuition course For mature begnners. A Level studes & Wc-o Maths users MICRO FRENCH GCSE French Mon or reroon course Covets Doth Spoken. 6 wmten French MICRO ENGLISH A compeie ptograme ot setl-Mon up to GCSE stanOaro THE THREE BEARS • Ages 5 -10. DevelOOS imagnative thoughVreadng skills.
SPELL BOOK Ages 4 to 6. DoveiopeO with the help ol a Primary School Head Teacher !o ad spelling skills PLAY AN0 READ - Ages 4 lo 9. The complete reading tutor Part 2 teaches spelling to the beginner at reading £469.95 s £569.95 With a FREE PEN PAL worth £79.95 AMIGA SOFTWARE Music-X: The ultimate sottware lor prolessional MIDI sequencing The software includes a configurable librarian and a synthesiser patch editor. All you need to recreate a song can be recalled Irom one performance file including sequences, MIDI routing, sync setup, keyboard maps & synthesiser or drum machine patch
libraries. NEW LOW PRICES ¦ £54.95 or just £74.95 with midi-interface!
MIDI INTERFACE (5 Port): In, Out, Through plus 2 switchable thru .'out Includes cable £24.95 AMOS: AMOS allows you lo access the power ol the Amiga with ease. 500 different commands make AMOS a sophisticated development language The AMOS animation language allows you to create complex animation sequences. 300 page manual and over 80 example programs £49.95 Amos Add on Modules: (BOTH require Amos prog.) R rTX ~T" M Amos Compiler Amos 3D SuperBase 4: Most powerful database available tor the Amiga.Combnes the ease ot use ot Super- Base 2 with a versatile programming language so that you can
tailor your data to your own specific needs lor club business library records etc. £229.95 Lattice C: An ideal tool lor the C programmer whether experienced or a novice The best way to create applications tor the Amiga.Fully supports Motorola chipset Nearly 300 functions optimised to help the user write the tightest possible code. Includes screen editor. Most Amiga C books are based around lattice. (Requires either 2 floppy drives OR a hard disk dnve) £199.95 Deluxe Paint IV: Latest version ol the Amigas first, and still the best, paint and animation package, now including HAM mode. (1 Mb.
Minimum memory or more recommended) £79.95 Vidl, The Complete Colour Solution: VkJ. With RGB Splitter. Frame Grabber & Digitiser Grabs moving colour video into 16 grey scale frames (up to 16 frames in 1Mb. Amiga) and digitises trom still colour video source in up to 4096 colours in less than 1 second1 Requires home VCR or video camera tor grabbing. Requires video camera or VCR with perfect pause tor digitising Now comes with Spedracolor FREE!!! £179.95 MASTERSOUND: High quality "mono1 sampler (best tor sampling instruments etc.) £36.95 THE ABOVE IS JUST A SHALL SAMPLE FROM OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE
OF THOUSANDS OF SERIOUS EDUCATON AND RECREATION TITLES WE CAN'T LIST THEM ALL HERE SO PLEASE CALL US IF YOU CANT SEE THE PROGRAM YOU REQUIRE, ITS PROBABLY IN STOOP Pen Pal
1. 3 W RI I’RCX K.SM)R DATABASK With Pen PaJ y««u can mix text.
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handling »•! Gmphio in unsurpassed: Pen Pal is the tmly
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RINTERS 3 I PRINTER ACCESSORIES l|S|!
|II?| iiii CITIZEN 120D-r 9 PIN MONO • Up to 120 25 cps _) Very reliable low cost pnnter with Inlerchangable Interfaces lor Cenlror»cs'FIS232 senal type IC64 etc) Full 2 Year manutacturers i_ £214.95 Micro paper leed. Max. paper width 11T Supplied with colour 8 mono ribbons Paper park with auto single sheet loadmg Programmable from Iront panel 12 month warranty £219.95 £249.95 Paper park with auto single sheet loadmg Micro paper leed, Max. paper width 11T Supplied with mono ribbon Faster than the old LC24-10 Extra font cartridges available Program Irom Iront panel. No DIP switches 12 month
warranty £299.95 STAR LC200 9 PIN COLOUR PRINTER -185 40 cps This is the one in our packsl i_J 80 Column Dot Malnx J Q 240 dpi-9 Pin COLOUR ?
? 16K Boiler 8 Resident Fonts -1 _J Pushfoull tractor 8 rearfoottom feeds LJ Q Reverse paper leeds _) CITIZEN SWIFT 9 PIN COLOUR - 160 40cps New super high spec 9Pln colour primer LJ 8K Bullet 4 Fonts CJ 240 x 240 dpi Colour Graphics _l Push and pull tractor built-in LJ Best text quality in our 9Pin range _J Feed lor label&'multl part stationery LI 2 Year Citizen warranty STAR LC24 200 24 PIN MONO - 220 55 cps New Star 24 pin thal means business!
_J 80 Column Dot Matrix LJ _! 360 dpi-24 Pin MONO -I _J 7K Butter expandable to 39K J U 10 Resident Foms -I _J Front Panel Pilch Selection _) ? Push pull Iractor 8 rear bottom leeds _) U Reverse paper leed -I STAR LC24 200 24 PIN COLOUR - 220 55 cps- Colour version ol the LC24-200 Mono but with expandable 30K Butler All printers in our range include the following standard features... i Standard Centronics parallel port unless otherwise stated tor direct connection to Amiga, PC's, ST etc. and come with a: i FREE CONNECTOR LEAD & A FREE TAILORED DUST COVER' CITIZEN 124D 24 PIN MONO - 120 40 cps-
J 360 dpi- 24 Pin MONO with 3 Fonts -J Full 2 Year Warranty _J 8K Bufler - Expandable lo 32K _1 Feed lor labels 8 multi-part stationery J 3 Fonts. Superb letter quality -J Complete paper parking tadlities STAR LC 24 10 24 PIN MONO • 150 50 cps- 24 Pin version ol the Star LC Series with O Exceptional letter print quality -I Additional font cartridges available U 360 x 360 dpi Graphics -1 8 resident fonts £209.95 £199.95 _l Multiple tool options easily accessible _r Simultaneous, continuous and single tram Irani panel sheet: _l Excellent paper handling labilities_-I 240 x I CITIZEN PRINTER
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Elvira - The Arcade Adventure Publisher Flair Release December 1991 W hy is Elvira famous? She hasn't done much mainstream TV and she's only released one movie - and most people only hired it to find out why she was famous. Despite this, the lady is to gel a second Amiga game based on her - this lime in a leaping-and- shooting platform adventure.
Flair, the team who arc putting the ladies tale onto disk, have studied the genre and turned what could be a straightforward exploitative licence into highly promising arcade bash. Elvira has to wander a three world set up collecting spells so that she can access the inner reaches of a castle. The spells she collects have to be traded on route, but the real edge w ill no doubt be the puzzles. Many routes will only open after sets of conditions have been met: carrying the right spell, having killed certain beasts and approaching the blockage from a specific route. Elvira will be in for full
review next month, maybe then we ll find out why she's famous.
Knightmare Publisher Mindscape Release Late November 1991 The TV show's stunning effects have made it a massive hit and the cunning coding of Tony Crovvther threatens to hnng the game equal success. Using a souped-up Captive (A I b 9lper cent) engine to drive the game, it takes the same first-person perspective for the dungeon romp. Unlike Captive. Knighltnare will feature more puzzles than combat which will probably suit the system better than ever before. A clue to the toughness came from one of Mindscape's developers who's been testing the game: one particularly tricky puzzle took Mr
Crovvther two hours to resolve, and he'd designed it!
Nigel Mansell, the man with the moustache, is back and this time he's brought his car. Yes. He's once again ventured into the world of licensed games by signing with Gremlin. There was quite a tussle for ihe man's monicker, but it seems that Gremlin's recent race history clinched the deal. The game's due out in early I992.
DECEMBER 1991 Rainbow Islands 2 (Bubble Bobble 3'.) Is on the way. The new game, entitled Parasol Stars, takes Rainbow Islands-style sprites into Babble Bobble-style mazes. Ocean are currently show ing off a three lev el demo of the game - which will be released in Spring 1992 - and ihey seem to hav e gathered the best features from both worlds.
Cross formal conversions are not unusual. When ihey come from ihe Archimedes though, ihey'rc something to shout about, lop Banana is the title (and what a title!) And it should hit the streets any day soon. It's all about sav ing the planet, nothing is wasted; the packaging is made of recycled card and the sprites are edible! Well it says so on the box.
Continued overleaf The Bitmaps may have another winner on the way with: The Chaos Engine. So far only screen shots are available, but they look spiffy. But if the Bit Bros want to discover the secret of Chaos they should take a look at the Amiga Format office.
Epic appears to have been a bad choice of title for Ocean's monstrously large space sim. They had originally hoped to release it this summer, but now it isn't expected for release until early 1992. If the finished game can mutch the demo then the wait should be well worth it.
DECEMBER 1991 Loriciel have really upped their presence on the game scene this month by announcing a whole batch of imminent releases. The pick of the crop looks as (hough it's going to be Baby Jo. A console baby-bash - this promises to be ultra cute, this little devil even soils his nappy if he eats too many bonus sweets.
Prince of Persia beware, the Golden Eagle ts after your animation crown!
Return of the Golden Eagle is another teaser that Loriciel are showing off at the moment It's the latest game by the team who put Panza Kiek Boxing together. It may even out animate Prince of Persia. Each move w as videoed five times and ihe best series chosen! It won't be released for a while, but it looks real smooth.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Publisher LucasArts US Cold Release Early 1992 Wizkid Publisher Ocean Release Christmas 1991 The new improved Monkey Island features some familiar faces: such as Stan the boat salesman, plus new difficulty settings. This will not only determine how lough a puzzle is to solve, but also the actual puzzle is like. If you replay the game on the same level it should lead to a different set of tasks. The real reason for the sequel is best explained by designer Ron Gilbert: "We just couldn't fit all the jokes into Monkey Island I'.". Smash TV Publisher Ocean Release
Christmas 1991 The Williams' coin-op classic Roboiron gels a 1991-style outing with classy graphics, stupendous sound and addictive gameplay in the form of Smash TV. The conversion should be good because it's being handled by arcade specialist ZZKJ. The deadly gameshow sim will run with a four-way joystick adaptors replicating the original machine.
• •••••••••••••••• Ultima VI Publisher Mindscape Origin Release
Late 1991 Early 1992 Sensible Software (of Mega-Lo-Mania fame)
aren't so sensible! Their name implies overt seriousness, but
their next release should shatter all visions of sanity.
Wizkid is a monumentally silly leap into the land of the cracked: it features a hero who can separate his head from his body and play two different styles of game. The head-only mode is loosely in the sty le of Breakout, while the body-side plays like a graphic adventure! How the two are mixed together is.
Well, silly! The combination works well together and the early versions are extremely playable, extremely weird and very daft.
Fuzzball Publisher System 3 Release December 1991 System .Vs Fuzzball. Comes with cuteness levels that reach warp factor It). The game concerns a small ball of fuzz that has to steal gems from under the noses of larger balls of coloured stuff. Packed with amusing enemies and secret screens. Fuzzball positively screams "play me". AF should get their reviewing hands on System Vs Fuzzballs next month.
• •••••••••••••••• Robocop 3 Publisher Ocean Release Christmas
1991 Previews update Chinto's Revenge Millennium Release to be
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Mad TV - Rainbow Arts Reviewed next month.
Dragon Fighter Idea - Do dragon's really exist .'
Final Blow Storm - Seconds out! Review next month Ultima VI is the best looking and biggest Britannia romp so far. The perspective has shifted from the overhead view to a slight slant, creating a more realistic look. The enhanced realism levels of the design also insist that characters sleep, cat and need light if they want to see any thing at night. The game code is written, hut Mindscape are tightening it for quick loading and greal gameplay Once you've seen one Robocop game you've seen them all. Wrong! Robocop J is a radical departure because the whole show is in polygon 3D. The car
chases and shoot outs will be enacted in the same way as Cybercon 1 and fiighl sirns. Another break from the norm is the game will be released before the movie.
The film's out next taster but the game should be w ith us in time for Christmas. Dear Santa... EXODUS 3010: fin action packed space adventure game that will take your computer to its limits.
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EXODUS 3010 The new space exploration game from Demon wo re places YOU In charge of a Galactic cruiser containing the last survivors from Earth s now destroyed civilisation. Have you the strength, ingenuity and courage needed to find a new home ?
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How will you handle alien llfeforms ? Some may be superior in technology and intelligence ¦ ail will be different. Shoot first or try and negotiate ? The onboard communication system will give you full control whatever your decisions.
With 50 highly trained and cryogenically frozen pilots under your command you will have some help. Each pilot s personality can be specifically tailored to give him or her a unique behavioural pattern. Who reacts best under pressure, who has the intelligence to solve problems themselves, who can handle sophisticated equipment ? With more than 1 billion variations, it may take some time to find out I DEMONWfiRE - The power of the 90's.
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Control up to 10 scoutships and other space craft. You can either plan your tactics and use the strategy display or take he controls of any ship and get stuck into the action. With fast and smooth 3-D vector graphics, you II believe you really are there I While you re busy fighting, don t forget to look after the rest of the systems on your ship I You li need to find new materials to replenish your stocks, and with a bit of help from the laboratories you might even manage to produce a new photon drive, laser or computer. You II certainly need to master the art of manufacture if you want to
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He's saved die plane! Eris from the Damocles cornel, earned 51 million credits for doing so. But still has to use the bus to get around. Strange but true, the hero of two of computing's greatest games is reduced to using taxis, buses and intercontinental planes.
Any visitor to Timewarp prison in Dumm ies (Mercenary ID would have been thrown in a cell and sentenced to wait until the final part of the trilogy was released. The sentence is almost up and number three is on the way. Naturally, the game begins at Timewarp Prison, w ith the hero w ho released the instructions of the mysterious PC Bit.
Local taxis ara good outside Timewarp prison. It's your first taste of freedom since Damocles and the ride s free. Just why Is the PC Bll character paying for you to zip around the universe? That's the first of many mysteries In Mercenary 3.
This time the hero doesn't have the usual Mercenary spaceship to help him hop around the solar system on. Now he has to use space shuttles, planes, buses and taxis to travel across and between the worlds of Eris.
Mercenary 3 Funhetmore. Hc doesn't even have a specific Mercenary managed to rewrite the C64 adventure rule book, mission, just a free travel pass and instructions to meet pc Bii. Damocles redefined 3D romps on the Amiga. Mercenary 3 may Where to guv?
Well SCOre the hat-trick. Publishe' Novagen Release Christmas 1991 Mercenary 3 will be different, because now you can meet and talk to the people who inhabit the system's planets. Cab drivers will natter aimlessly, gossiping about important issues and swapping trivia. Major players can be tracked down and interviewed. These folks aren't just there to pass the time of day with though, they will supply Mercenary with both the solution and definition of his mission.
DECEMBER 1991 The characters crop up everywhere, in both vehicles and buildings, supplying the clues that drive the Mercenary on. To stop the game becoming just a simple case of zipping around ci Heeling information any way you please. Paul Woakcs delivers a gamcplay masterstroke - stripping the hero of the ability to travel freely, literally Now pedestrianised, finding and using public transport hits the game in two very different ways. Firstly travel takes some planning, so time is efficiently employed and all vital locations are visited. Secondly though, the finances restrict the
Mercenary's actions.
Only buses are free in the Eris system; taxis, planes and space shuttles cost big bucks.
51. 000.000 credits may sound like it would lake a life lime to
spend, but travel doesn't come cheap here. A long taxi ride
can cost
500. 000 on expensive planets and if you want to go on a long
haul space flight, they cost far.
Far more. Money is needed for other areas of the game and so stripping the coffers with careless travel expenses leaves the Mercenary in an untenable position.
People power "The problem with Damocles was that it felt empty." Bruce Jordan explains this as the reason for including real people in Mercenary .1. Now they are in place the difference is instantly apparent. The planets have a softer, less violent touch to them, but exhibit a much more devious edge - because people have the capacity to lie to you!
The new ingredients should add even greater depth to this 3D adventure world. The old factors still feature highly - a quirky sense of humour, smooth 3D. Real-time planet movements, a convoluted adventure plot and simulation action tests of control - but now they are given a human face. The journey began way back in l‘)X6 with Mercenary - which is currently enjoying a revival in C64- mad Eastern Europe - and now the trilogy is complete. If Novagen have got the balance of clues, transport tests and cash flow problems right then Mercenary 3 will easily outstrip its illustrious antecedents. The
ingredients are undeniably there and next month the tweaking will be over and the reviews can begin. Joins us 011 Eris for the report.
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Look out ¦ he's batki No window is safe. No fence is too high. The paperboy is determined to deliver the paper to his subscribers any way he can.
Tossing papers left and right, riding in three directions, jumping anything, this free-wheeling carrier visits more neighbourhoods and houses, faces more targets and obstacles, in more vivid colours than ever before.
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All rights reserved For your local deoler, contact Mindstape International ltd, The Coath House. Hooklonds Estate Scoynes Hill West Sussex IH' 7 7NG. Tel: 0444 831 761 Originally Space Crusade was played on four interlinking boards that covered a maximum area of 26 x 26. But Gremlin's team have expanded the area to 40 x 40. And now each mission has a focus - the board version was more of a clean-up operation - so the player has to reach an objective: destroy a computer or liberate a piece of kit. As there can be up to three teams of marines competing or cooperating for the same goal, a new
edge has been added to the battle.
The basic game structure, fans of the original will be glad to hear, has been rigidly adhered to. Each player can move and act once per turn. So they can walk to a new destination and then try to kill anyone they find there. Of course the 'anyone' could be the marines from another team, chaos nasties or even one of the super-evil Dreadnaughts.
As a player you control four marines and an officer character: w hich is you. The cannon DECEMBER 1991 Programmer Michael Hart explained "We want Space Crusade to be straightforward enough to play instantly, but there will also be ways and means of doing the missions that add an element of strategy to the game". By boosting the original concept Gremlin could have hit upon an ideal formula. Laser Squad was incredible to play but lacked graphic sophistication. Space Crusade has sophistication plus an eerie game atmosphere, a big licence name and a proven pedigree. The space marines should
launch out this Christmas and the Format reviewers will do battle with them in the next issue.
Programmers: Michael Hart - ST and Amiga programmer Ade Carless - Graphic Artist, all formats Space Crusade Hero Quest shook computer gaming in much the same way it did the board-gaming fraternity. Gremlin's sequel looks as though it's going to follow suit.
Hero Qucsl in the 21st Century - that's what it looks like, and it should play like Laser Squad, the classic war- game starring Space Marines. Hero Quest was a success because for the first time a board- game conversion captured - and improved upon - the spirit of the dice driven original.
Space Crusade is the sequel to Hero Quest, not in chronological terms but in terms of game system. Using the same basic structure of turns, actions and moves laid down in the dungeon-questing days. Spare Crusade though, could be an improvement in every sense over its hack-and-slash counterpart. The graphics have been improved and with all of the Universe to work with, the game has grown both board-wise and in the number of characters that you control.
I need a hero Hero Quest was praised for its accuracy, but this space quest offers more. The programmers have taken the board-game roots and then developed the concept to make use of the advantages a computer environment offers.
Fodder under your command are space w imps, bui your character is real pokey. This adds an clement of strategy to the Hero-Quest-Hy e hack-em-up action. A lone marine won't really be able to handle himself in a heavy battle, so there will have to be fire groups and units of troops roaming the board if they aren't to wind up as an alien's breakfast.
Toughties The eight chaos creatures encountered too.
Will be different to their original's brethren as regards overall toughness. Most potent of all will be Dreadnaughts. Who are as strong as your own squad leader and pack three weapons. With’at least one of these on each of the 12 maps, you know there's going to be a major showdown of life threatening proportions in every game.
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be tactically true. Here we have a strategy bash in arcade clothing.
This is a low-level combat simulator where military units, in a blow-by-blow battle, have to capture 16 islands, moving across a hexagonal board, accruing damage, earning experience and taking the opponent's territory.
Victory depends on the ability to make maximum use of limited resources and having the occasional gamble.
These, though, are not entirely new concepts. What makes this game so different is its instant playability. Usually computer war- games are laden with icons and weighty manuals. Battle Isles dodges this problem with a smart joystick interface and a streamlined order of play, all at no cost to flexibility. The resulting game stresses tactical thought, but still plays fast and looks good.
Calling the shots Single and two player is available and both arc- played on a split screen, one side is used to line up shots, while the other is for moving your units around. The divided screen restricts the size of the game window, but adds a flexibility and speed other computer war-games have been screaming for. It's perfectly permis- DECEMBER 1991 sible to sit and watch your foe's moves, but the temptation to enact your own master plan proves irresistible.
Bank Isle's addictive gameplay hooks you in swiftly. The graphics are what lures you first: it simply doesn't look like a war- game. The maps and vehicles are well drawn, providing the necessary information without resorting to reams of text or figures. Even the mechanics of the game are dressed up and displayed in an instantly-appealing fashion. As the units do battle, for example, the random outcome of the conflict is shown as just a small-scale skirmish.
Control is mastered in the first few turns, leaving the grcy-matter free to focus on tactics. That's the second major strike on your addiction centres, and it is almost impossible to repulse. Like a futuristic chess game, each piece and formation has different strengths assumes a new importance. Each counter on the map represents a squad of six similar vehi- cles or troops. In the animated combat resolution phase, these six vehicles are seen blasting the unit they attacked. Depending on the unit's experience, ftre-powcr and luck they will kill a number of foes and take losses themselves. In
this way the original six are slowly whittled down as their experience increases. Once a unit is wiped out. It's dead forever, but a whole unit can be built up again from a single surv ivor. If. And it's a big if. They can be guided back to base for a refit.
After the war a graph is computed that shows the way the war went. Red had the upper hand all through the battle. They did start with a numerical disadvantage but the hardware, they had was superior.
The basic attributes of each unit are obvious but their tactical potential in the battle group is continually redefined. Each island gets sequentially tougher than the last, so new vehicles and buildings continually have to be assimilated into the overall strategy.
Emerging unscathed from a battle brings on Rommel-like confidence. But then, look what happened to him.
DECEMBER 1991 The home base, as with everything in Battle Isles, has two strategic functions. Firstly it must be protected from any enemy infantry, who can storm the place and end the game.
Secondly, it has a limited supply of spares which can be used to patch up veteran troops.
An expert unit with only one remaining tank can be turned into a ferocious fighting force if given shiny new tanks. The tricky bit is earning a breathing space so such a re-supply is possible. Such planning quandries abound and give Battle Isles its strategic bite.
On later islands the home bases are supplemented with depots and factories. Depots are ammunition dumps that can be liberated by Continued overleaf battles are infantry, transport and light tanks.
The heavier your armour the better the chance you have of emerging victorious. But. As the computer gels the better weapons deal, units must be merged to maximise fire-power. Once you get the hang of organising fire-power teams though, then the pleasure of kicking the computer's butt is well worth the effort.
Success in a battle earns your unit experience. Which improves its accuracy and increases defensive capabilities. These veterans still take losses and you have to calculate the balance between experience and numbers.
Will a few experts provide the cutting edge or w ill they be overw helmed by superior numbers? These arc the commander's choices, and the shots that Bank Isles forces you to make.
"So what does that red one with a large gun do then?"
The first infantry on the scene - they've also a small repair capacity. Factories are much more fun and provide the facilities to build brand new vehicles from scratch. Both add a little spice, forcing a straight foot race to reach them at the beginning of the battle. You have to get there first lo liberate the kit. But such tactics spreads your forces rather thin. These add fuel to the tactical fire from the very first move, impressing the need for swift, decisive action.
Compound factor Compounding these factors is Battle Isle's turn structure. At any time you are either moving or firing, when you're doing one the computer (or second player) is doing the other.
Understanding this artificial time system is vital if you w ant to w in. Even the best plan can fail if initiated at the during the wrong phase.
DECEMBER 1991 The structure has been well thought through, interspersing tactical brainwork with nail-biting moments of truth w hen battles are resolved.
Battle Isles is at its best when the combat is joined and the dice of chance are rolling.
When units go heads up. There's a tense feeling of impending doom, even massive superiority in experience or armour is no guarantee of success, fate still holds the key. Emerging unscathed from a battle brings on a sly feeling of Rommel-like confidence. But then, look what happened to him!
Work of checking rules and regulations. It’s friendly to the beginner, with every action politely questioned before it's enacted, but streamlined enough for experienced players to speed through their actions.
The graphics help push Buttle Isles towards victory. Occupying a factory, depot or base freezes the action while a short cartoon trooper blasts through a solid metal door, while annihilating an enemy ushers in a calm display of hardware at the end of the game. If you storm a base while the battle's still raging. Then a mopping-up sequence is your reward. These scenes add lhal extra visual impact that previous war-games lack. They make it look like a straightforward arcade shoot out, and disguise the nature of the game- play until you’re hooked.
The gameplay lies in its depth and flexibility. In both one and two player modes, each successive scenario introduces new vehicles or other twists. Strategies must be instantly formed that incorporate these new factors and their potential noted for the play book. A skill learned on the present island is accepted as standard for the next. It's a step-by-step tutorial that prepares you for a final battle and the ultimate showdown is apocalyptic, displaying a range of hardware to shame Desert Storm.
The programmers. Blue Byte, have reinvented the war-game genre making a game fit for heroes. It’s simple but possesses real gameplay depth. The basic principals take minutes to leam, but are sharpened and refined in each successive scenario. The tanks and troops are extended chess pieces and the landscape is your board, it is your ability to use them effectively that is the appeal of the game.
This graphic and gameplay mix ensure war- games will never look the same again.
Trenton Webb Zj Battle Isles UBI Soft ¦ £29.99 O 1.01 ill graphics far a war-game!
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• A war-game that breaks the mould and sets a new standard.
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When Mikoyan rolled out ihe MiG 29 a couple of years ago Ihe Wcsl was impressed. When Domark rolled out a sim based on Ihe aircraft. Amiga owners were impressed. So was Amiga Format, who gave il 91 per cent and a Formal Gold. Bui since Ihen Mikoyan has upgraded Iheir fighter and so has Domark.
The first thing you'll notice (apart from a swankier loading screen) is you have four options for the number of colours and screen lines. This plays off visual appeal against speed. If you want ihe smoothest, quickest update you'll forfeit colour and detail but it does make a noticeable difference. Once selected, the set-up stays until you reboot.
72 Full power sends you howling down the runway. Pull up at 400 km li and... nothing happens, not unless you select ALT-J before your first flight, otherwise the computer won't recognise the joystick. It's irritating at first.
Once in the air, the MiG handles like a dream. It's more powerful than the original, and feels livelier. Throw it around and you'll soon find out that the program is also smoother and more responsive.
DECEMBER 1991 Here come the bod guys. Arm the AA8s end watt to get on his tail (where you've got the best chance of a decent strike). When the lock turns red, fire and watch as his eyes water quite uncontrollably.
Two yoghurts and a pint of Fulcrum The first mission pits you against a lone fighter which takes off from a base about five minutes flying time away. As you scramble you will find the chap on your long-range Flying high on the campaign trail XHG-29M actually gives you a complete war to take part in. Whereas the original game just MiG-29M Su MiGs are no longer feared by the F15-flying West. But with Domark's Superfulcrum it's software houses that better beware.
Had six missions which you could play in any order. A map flashes up and you're plunged into a campaign. If you beat them all you could fly a tougher, previously inaccessible mission. There are several enemy airbascs. A truck convoy and a large number of buildings.
All these are legitimate targets, but before you belt off to attack them you should first log on as a named pilot.
You can also alter your weapon payload, choosing between air-to-air and air-to-surfacc missiles. Once you're happy it's time to go.
The cockpit display is similar to the original. The noticeable difference is the greater ground detail. A control tower (with associated radar buildings) sits to your left and an evil range of mountains glint in the distance.
Scratch. Careful as you land, though.
The MIC Is forgiving, but If you come In too hard you'll bend II. And they're expensive to have straightened out.
Another successful mission without a LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR d«»troyd by Just om. M m a mission. Take as many as yon can carry and try and outran any fightm yon most rsttar than engage thorn with the re ss The MiG-29M is a fighter aircraft. So its air radar is the best that the Russians have got. It's an aircraft-killer. In the game you can select different weapon configurations to tailor your payload for the type of mission you'll be flying.
AA-8 Aphid Stupid name, lethal weapon. A heat-seeking air-to-air missile. When you get a red-lock (the missile box turns red) It's telling you to fire now while you are in a good position. The missile launches Mach 3 and can easily out-turn the enemy. So wait a few seconds and you should have a kill.
AS-7 Kerry This air-to-surface heat-seeking missile looks for the nearest ground target. It's accurate but hardened buildings won't be Cannon The GsH 23mm is seen on many Soviet fighters. It fires wherever you point it. So if you're aiming at other planes, you'll have to get really close and be really accurate.
S-240 Unguided rockets which destroy any ground target. Useless against other planes (unless they're on the ground). You can see where shots are going, so you can 'walk' fire along the ground and onto the target.
They're best at close range (nearer than 2km). You've got 36 so don't waste them, but they do create very pretty explosions.
Engine console Airspeed Radar Infra-red tracker perfulcrum 73 DECEMBER 1991 Arrgh! There's bogles all over me!
Head on and you and the enemy have a combined speed of something like Mach 4, so launching missiles isn’t a good idea as they can't turn and chase quickly enough.
Radar. You can head straight towards him and hope you get a lucky hit or you can vector around and intercept him from behind. This is a neat trick if you can pull it off w ithout letting him know you're there. A missile right up his engines will soon see him spinning into the ground. As he goes down you see chunks of his aircraft departing from the airframe.
This is easy enough if you can keep your wits about you. But as you come up against other aircraft, you realise that instead of just flying around you in wide circles, the enemies in MiG-29M employ proper air-to-air combat manoeuvres such as high-G turns. Immclmanns and scissors interceptions. It's as real as it can get and as you leant, it gets more fun.
Kill the fighter, though, and you'll end up in the vicinity of his base. It's a nice juicy target so you may as well hit it with an air-to-surfacc missile. Lock on to a hangar and fire when ready. With today's high-tech Artificial horizon romp Anglo of attack weaponry it's as easy as that (no wonder the Gulf War was won so easily).
Evade, adapt and hopefully survive The colour screen lines selection system is a master touch, allowing you to play either a quick-fire. Highly-responsive game (without too much ground detail) or a scenic exploration of the map. The scenic route is still very playable and unless you've just been playing on the faster level, you might not even notice the difference in speed.
The game retains the original's all-round outside views and even has a missile view which lets you ride your hardware right until the moment of impact. There is also an cnemy-vicw mode, which puts you in the opposing aircraft's cockpit. You can't sec his instrumentation, but you can see his HUD. Targeting system and his speed and altitude. If you're using this mode to cheat, that's all you need to gain an unfair advantage. You can still control your plane so it's possible to carry out all your evasive manoeuvres whilst watching from the other plane.
One niggling problem which Domark have carried over from MiG I is the target selector turns itself off after about 20 seconds (or after you launch a missile), so you have to re-engage it. If a real MiG does this then it's a realistic feature, though.
This is a minor criticism though. MiG- 29M Superfulcrum is an excellent simulation, and definitely improved on the original.
Graphics, speed, gameplay and the war-game scenario all add up to flying around in a brilliant type of Russian aircraft type of experience. It's easy to get into and very deep when you do. What more could you ever want from a flight sim?
Lames Leach O MiG-29M Superfukrum Domark ¦ £29.99
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• MiG-29 v*as good. MiG-29M is better.
• Thank goodness the Cold War has ended.
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Volfied Did you like Qix? If you did then you'll love this. However, if you found Qix a tedious affair you may not be so impressed, because this is a reworking of that old stager. Yes the early Eighties 'not quite a classic' arcade has been given the full bclls- and-whislles treatment, in this conversion of the Taito coin-op. But is it good enough to warrant your hard-earned pennies being flung into softhouse's coffers?
For those who are not familiar with Qix. It involved trying to surround an alien that bounced about the centre of the screen by scooting around in your small craft leaving a trail: light-cycle stylic. The areas you encircle become yours, and the alien 'Volfied' can no longer venture onto that part of the screen, a nice touch in Volfied is that captured regions show the next level's playfield through in monochrome. It sounds simple enough, doesn't it? But that's until you find out about the herd of smaller aliens, each one a replica of the big mother, that troll around the screen in a
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Direct contact with any of the baddies will bring about a 'player death’, ie you lose a life.
As you circle the edge of the screen looking for opportunities to foray into enemy territory, you arc protected by a shield, the duration of which ticks away relentlessly, but while you make your excursion you arc unprotected. If an alien makes contact with your trail a spark will set out from the point of contact and trace after you. If it catches you before you manage to reach the edge, and the safety of your shield, a player death will occur.
Surrounding one of the grey squares littering the screen yields cither a points bonus or a power-up. A level is completed by surrounding over 80 per cent of the screen, then you gel If this ship v*r makes it to the other side he'll have captured a massive amount of screen, but the Volfied knows he's there.
This manoeuvre should be reserved for when you have a speed up. Or you want to die so that you can nip off to the bog.
Big points for every per cent above that magic numbcr And that's where the strategy comes in. Because as you surround the Volfied it gets smaller so that it can squeeze through the gaps, and when it's smaller it's easier for you to capture a bigger area of the screen.
Deja vu The problem with it is unlike Super Space Invaders II. It's 110 better than the original.
For all the impressive graphics and twists on the original gameplay. It's just Qix in a parly frock. The intro is crap and if you blink you'll miss it. And that sets the standard for the other non-game intervals. The bonus and high-score screens w ould not look out of place on a game a decade or so old. And when you lose a life all that happens is the music stops, oh! And it I got the power!
© L,wr» let you shoot th« small aliens, lasts for a short time.
Speed up. Increases the speed you travel at till you die.
Shield countdown freeaes you for a few seconds.
Clears the level of all the small aliens.
Time freeae, all the aliens stop for 10 seconds.
Prints "Player death" at the top of the screen.
It wouldn't be fair to be too critical of the game though, because the control is smooth, the loading of levels quick, and the graphics are on the better side of adequate. And underneath it all there is a very good game trying to get a little recognition.
It can be played on two levels, a simple get-through-as-many-levels-as-you-can romp, or a l m-gonna-get-you-sucker war of attrition for every last per cent of every last screen.
And it's here we run into what is possibly the most telling failing of the game. To get big points you have to capture more than 99 per cent of the screen, but the collision detection is not accurate enough for you to carve those fine lines that let you avoid the Volfied by a millimetre and reap the richest rewards.
DECEMBER 1991 For all its failings this is still a refreshing change from the identikit vertically-scrolling beat-em-up sims we see every month.
Marcus Dyson O Volfied Empire ¦ £25.99
• In game graphics are bright, well drawn and attractive.
• Poor intro, between level bonus and high- score screens let the
quality slide.
• Control is smooth and responsise.
• Collision detection is not as accurate as the gnmcpla)
requires.
• The faults belie the quality of the basic game. potential
gem. But badly executed.
Set in a microcosm reminiscenl of the Cyberpunk universe. Suspicious Cargo follows the plight of the (anti-)hero: Jonah Hayes, or plain-and-simple Mr Hayes to his enemies. He's a space cowboy that has a dcalh-wish. Our Jonah, bears more than a passing resemblance to Han Solo: lie's a fly- by-night devious smuggler who usually falls flat on his face. He has been commissioned, albeit involuntarily, by his creditors Universal Products (a world-w ide megacorp) to deliver a package of illicit description to Earth.
Why is Jonah on this adventure? Well the scenario so far is that worldwide chaos and disorder was caused by the Ilypcr-Zvirus which devastated the planet during the late A toxt adventure that isn't!
Suspicious Cargo can be played via icons or through the more traditional text methods. All the actions needed for the game, though, can be clicked up. It takes a bit of practice but if you can get the hang of the system then It makes a refreshing way to play.
SiHIBIBtfc caboo JiBlHiBS : e II Ul i» mmsi1 QQGU QIMiOl I m a I E*-J--JlLL1 *j liJ4lREj»l Suspicious Cargo 20th century. Several corporations developed antidotes for the virus. Instead of mass producing them cheaply, for the good of all humanity, they exploited their monopoly into a position of such power that they effectively controlled the world. These megacorps, each believing themselves invincible, soon began lo fight amongst each other for a greater share of the potential market for their medicines, which by their addictive nature had become a form of drug the population was now
dependent upon They were now powerful enough lo sling loads of conventional hardware at each other, many seeking additional advantage by resorting to their medical know-how and developing fiendish new biological and genetic weapons, lo give them that extra edge required lo help them become all-dominanl. Universal Products followed this dubious and questionable path and decided to developed a totally new kind of genetically engineered being. A mutant not to be messed w ith... kind of an adventure game is easy anyway?
Adventure game? Aaaaarghhh! Loads of typing! Gremlin have been rather adventurous themselves in this game and have employed a totally new user interface, with the use of a very intelligent icon system. Essentially this means instead of having to type in your commands all the time (although you can if you want to and get messages like "Can't understand words 'commit suicide'.") you can use the program's icon system which contains pictorial representations of all the commands necessary to play the game.
76 This adventurous input system makes the game flow a lot faster than most adventure games, a common problem being lack of speed, and as such makes it a lot more playable. Even if you are foolish enough lo try and use the parser (the text translator) you'll find that it copes admirably w ith most of w hat you can throw at it.
DECEMBER 1991 Sixth sense Another excellent feature is the map facility.
This can be extremely useful, enabling you to sec exactly where you are on any of the ships and also to see w here the other characters areal any one time. It also serves as a tool lo allow you lo select where you want lo go on the spacecraft by simply clicking ihe required destination on the map. This saves a lot of hassle by eliminating the need to create your own map. And allowing you lo cross the ship quickly and easily without having lo remember ihe name of the room you w ant to go lo.
Now where is the bathroom in this place? Using the ship map, you can skip around the decks really quick.
It looks dead pretty too!
3am Eternal If adventure games aren't usually your son of tliang. You'll probably find this one compelling and will keep you hacking through lo ihe early hours until you progress lo a respectable level. The game system works well and provides an easy way of controlling the game. In-game graphics arc understandably limited, but what there is. Is good - the game often has incidental screens lhat appear when selected, to give a view of the current scene. Sound is sparse, but then what would you expect from an adventure game? For novelty, there are also a few interactive arcadey-type
incidental games, which add litlle to the game, but are nevertheless interesting and add a nice little touch, Asam Ahmad O Suspicious Cargo Gremlin Graphics ¦ £25.99 Blue Hotel
• Novel inpul system that works well.
• Compelling plot, lhal keeps you interested.
• Kxcellent map control sy stem.
• Lots of screen options, to suit every ones' individual tastes.
• Have to do things according to the plot - vou cannot diversifv.
Due to the nature of the cargo he has been instructed to carry, it is of utmost importance that the package be delivered safe and sound and as quickly as possible. Waking up from his casket in the Coffin hotel w here lie's been stay ing. Hayes is informed of the task he has been forced to undertake by a note delivered to him by a mean messenger, along with a navigational cartridge to aid him in his travels.
From here on. It s up lo you.
Me) 80% Getting into ihe game is ralher difflcull.
Because death has an overwhelming (and annoyingly frequent) presence. Bui then, whai Welcome to the meanest, toughest way of making a living!
Enter the World of Pitfighting - fighting for money.
¦ beenshots Do you rate your chances in a free for all, no holds barred bare knuckle fight?
You'll have to face thugs like The Executioner, Heavy Metal and Chain Man Eddie.
Use every form of fighting - martial arts,kickboxing, stab with knives, throw bar stools, beer kegs and anything else you can lay your hands on.
Remember you're never safe - even from the crowd - get thrown into them and you may never come out alive.
Incredible graphics, digitised from real fighters, and amazing real time sprite scaling, bring you the perfect conversion of Atari's No. 1 Arcade Hit.
You'll never tire of this brutally addictive game!!
MARK TEIMGEIM HIT*NWMES*iH IT GAMES . HITSQUAE
- JZTITO; "The best game ©Gremlin has ever "•4% THE "A cross
between I1C Sim City & Populous."93 o O’ games-x 2I«Sfinf CAME
OF THE WEEK game.
AMIGA COMPUTING GAMtH GOLD 93% 'The next Generation in Godgames" Ace Rated 920 Can you create Utopia? Vow's your chance to find out.
Leading a colonising party to a barren planet you aim to create the perfect society, where everyone has a quality of life rating of 100%.
Do you spend your money on weapons or social research? Build hospitals or tank factories? The myriad of decisions to be made are yours, and the fact that there are over ten different alien races all bursting for the opportunity to wipe out the colony should speed up the decision making process. An icon driven game with the main playing area presented in isometric 3-D, Utopia breaks new ground in computer entertainment.
Available on: PC ( V 992), AMIGA A ATARI ST STE.
Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd., Carver House, 2-4 Carver Street, Sheffield SI 4FS.
Not too long ago, the dreaded Doctor Maybe tried to take over the world by setting up his enterprises out at sea. In order to satisfy his maniacal greed, he suppressed the ocean's inhabitants and set up rigs to chum out pollution at an alarming rate.
The super underw ater-espionagc unit.
FISH, managed to place an undersea agent inside Maybc's operations and the scaly super- agent thwarted the evil tyrant's plans That fish was Pond... James Pond However, megalomaniacs scry rarely disappear for long, and the world's leaders have evidence which would suggest that strange things are happening at the North Pole. A force of robotic soldiers has managed to infiltrate the factory complex of a Mr S Claus, a jovial fellow who carries out charitable work all over the world, particularly during December. After escaping from his sabotaged work place. Mr Claus revealed to the press and
lop politicians that a strangely familiar character was trying to take over his operations to make heavy demands on the people of die world. It appears that Maybe has relumed' The prime minister has announced that FI5H have decided to take on the mission.
Hope rests on one person. The suave and scaly Mr Pond. All haste must be taken to reach James, who has been on an extremely rigorous training program - a program which, until now. Has remained secret. The reason? Well Janies now has a new form. His body has been adapted using a new breed of fishy cybernetics. James Pond is now Robocod.
DECEMBER 1991 Confectionery Chrimbo treats are scrummy... if they don't turn round and bite you! You may never be able to face a liquorice all-sort again!
Mechanicals Tools, cogs and machinery may be useful, but they can be dangerous at the hands of an evil maniac! Watch out for the nasty cars and trains on this section.
Mo. We haven't made a mistake!
This is one of those highly disorientating upside-down levels.
Just keep jumping - you'll get used to R. z-7 7- v - 1 A chocoholic's dreamt Bcin Aero In th« swoot section get's a bit sticky!
Robocod Tough armour combined with a lifetime of undersea experience.
Collect game rather than a platform shoot-em- up. You take control of James in his mission to infiltrate the North Pole factor)' complex and repel the evil Doctor Maybe.
The warped maniac has planted a series of bombs disguised as penguins throughout the various factory sections, threatening to explode them if his demands aren't met. This would ruin Christmas for billions of people all over the world, so success is paramount.
You must travel to the factory complex and break into the various sections to defuse the bombs. The sections are dedicated to the production of various items: Sports This is where various sporting goods, such as golf clubs, table-tennis sets and boxing gloves are made. Find a prcssic for dad here!
Toys Deadly dolls prowling pom-poms and terrifying teddies abound in this cuddly nightmare.
Don't trust your children to those cute fellows
- they pack a pretty mean punch!
Ladies and gentlemen - we present the future of fish enforcement.
An aeroplane! That's pretty handy!
Right... goggles on, start engine and chocks away! It's time to make a speedy getaway before that monster machine starts spewing all sorts of nasty creatures into the arena.
81 DECEMBER 1991 Bathroom Sweet-smelling soaps and bath items for mum.
But these dangerous items may be a tad too deadly to make the perfect gift.
Castles Toys for boys are supposed to be exciting, but pack them full of marauding enemies and they become frightening!
Music Ah... the restful qualities of music. But watch out for the instruments which fight back.
Circus A holiday circus! What fun! Make it safe so that it is a joy - not a nightmare.
Wanna buy an alarm?
One thing in your favour is the fact that Mr Claus was sold a security system by a bit of a cowboy. The salesman neglected to mention that the cold tends to affect the electronic locks, causing them to break down if other sections of the factory are opened. If you manage to battle through a section and reach the exit, the next door's lock will open for you.
After completing one of the sections on a floor of the factory, you can then whiz up the stairs to the next section. However, the warehouses have a surprise in store. Dr Maybe has placed one of his evil creations in them, their sole purpose being to do you in. You must bash them up before leaving the room to open up the next floor.
Sonic boom For the past few months. Amiga owners have been looking with envy at Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Mcgadrive. Thinking that this kind of game would never appear 011 the Amiga, However, the original James fond showed that extremely good eonsole-style games could he done on machines other than Sega's and Roboeod goes even further to bridging the console-computcr gap.
The graphics are extremely bright and colourful, making the game one of the best looking platform romps to appear for quite some time Back this up with some highly jolly tunes by Richard Magic Pockets' Joseph and the game is an audio-visual treat. The presentation isn't the only good thing about Roboeod though. The gameplay is addictive enough to keep any platform fan gripped for longer than is healthy, and there is enough The gameplay is addictive enough to keep any platform fan gripped for longer than is healthy.
Variety to keep the going interesting for weeks. Even if you manage to reach the end sequence, the game is by no means completed.
There are secret rooms, hidden sections and all manner of puzzles to keep you coming back for more again and again.
The Amiga version of Sonic has been mooted for a while, a fact which has had Amiga owners drooling. This is beside the point now. Since Roboeod is just as cute, just as fast, more colourful, bigger and perhaps most importantly, more fun than the blue spiky one. You no longer need to worry about saving up for a console - Roboeod is here!
Maff Evans O
• Incredibly cute and colourful graphics capture the console
feel perfectly.
• Massive levels lake some exploring, and when you finish them
there are plenty of secrets to find next time around,
• The action is fast and challenging enough to keep you playing
for quite a while.
• One of the best cutesy platform games to ever appear on the
Amiga.
Roboeod Millennium ¦ £25.99 91% Wilh winter now in full effect you may be thinking of getting your seedlings in the greenhouse and turning over the turf. Take a piece of advice though, don't play Manic Garden instead If you're brave enough to face the rain and snow then you've enough courage to take on a very different style of game. Magic Garden isn't a horticulture simulation: it's unlike anything you've ever played Grobble is a naughty Gnome who has been banished to a rural garden by the Gnome King. He is imprisoned there until lie’s all growed up and responsible: which he can prove by
making the dilapidated garden both beautiful and functional. The garden contains flower beds, a lawn, a vegetable patch, an old hollow tree, a fountain, a greenhouse, a garden shed and a well Out in the potting shed Grobble finds a whole range of things that Percy Thrower would have given his right arm for. But he’ll have to watch that broken pane in the roof.
In the winter that will let the cold flood in and ruin the special hothouse flowers that will look so lovely in the summer. If he repairs it though the it may just be a magic garden.
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V. : ; - m-% Magic Garden Laughing gnome Grobble is the sprite,
that has to put right, this English country garden. Wandering
about he looks like just the sort of jolly, chubby sort of
gnome you'd be proud to have in the front garden. (Only if
you're one of those weird people who think that a small
concrete statue looks good - Ed!) He's controlled by either
joystick or mouse, and can scurry anywhere in the garden. To
access the various areas just move him there and up pops a
close-in screen of the building or location.
DECEMBER 1991 Magic Garden is a test of time and object management. Grobble has a shoplifter's coat that's packed full of pockets, where he carries his garden-tending tools. To plant seeds for example, he needs a digging tool, seeds and to stand in the flower bed. By accessing his pockets t press fire l he can select which seeds to plant. Clicking on the 'use' icon starts Grobble planting, provided lie's carrying the trowel This takes time, though, and while the flowers are being prepared, the lawn may be going to waste, the fountain could be leaking or roof tiles could be falling from the
shed.
Down beneath the well is the home of the naughty elves, who keep trying to ruin the lawn. Catch one and then drop them back down here to keep them out of mischief.
One action has to be traded off against the other, to gradually bring the garden up to the Gnome King's standards. There are two ways of telling how well Grob is doing. First, and most immediate, is the food gauge If Grobble isn't constantly led he'll starve and die! A good garden is a working garden, so Grobble has to sw iftly become self-sufficient and grow his nosh. Once this is under control it’s time to worry about the garden’s overall fitness - a percentage gauge at the base of the screen shows the garden's current status. The more Grobble does right, the higher the percentage goes and
if it reaches 100 per cent, he's free and you've won. If it slips down to zero though, the Gnome King will try to fry Grobble with lightning bolts.
Capability Grobble?
Gardening is always seen as a relaxing, thera- peulic past time, but Grobble has to contend with the random elements that makes his life rather hectic. Weather is his primary concern.
A forecast meter tells him when bad weather's on the way: this can ruin a good garden.
On top of this are the impish elves who sneak out to steal bits of the lawn and fish that escape from the pond for a float around the garden. Both must be caught and put back in their proper place if the garden's to be magic, not tragic. These add new twists to the game, forcing Grob to chase, sprite style, around the garden and the tunnels beneath the well.
Magic Garden has a strangely cute feel Its individual nature is strong enough to stand and be counted as a major development on the Sim City management-style genre. Everything needs to be done at once but only one job can be done at a time. It forces players to grasp the core elements that influence the status of the garden, to maintain these bare necessities and then tweak the peripheral elements.
As The graphic language this test uses is its strongest asset; a refreshing and boldly original approach. Using the gnome theme the management is cute without being twee, it's testing but doesn't feel it. The symbols: flowers. Vegetables, law n mow ing, gnome catching etc interact logically if the humorous logic of the game is appreciated.
Magic Garden isn't an action game and can be slow especially w hen accessing pockets and different areas of the garden. These are not fatal flaws, but they do annoy. If you get into the game, and it docs take a while to understand just why and what you have to do.
It becomes rivetting. If you like your games to be instantly accessible stay away from the Magic Garden, but if you don't mind a little learning and you fancy something different then it's worth going through the gate for.
Trenton Webb O Presents • •• The Christmas Hits List. .. Oh dear, M's all gone horribly wrong. A little too much cross-checking (tripping up another player with your stick) and you'll discover that the entire team wants to argue the point with you.
Here the two teams are enjoying a good old scrap, while the fudges look on dispassionately.
Face-Off t i DECEMBER 1991 The game's under way, your team has moved to their positions to prepare for what will undoubtedly be a bloody, stick-smashing, face- rearranging episode.
On the management screen you can Ikk your players Into shape. Matches can be selected, players can be trained, statistics viewed, or you can treat them to a night out. The team can be selected and told which tactics to use.
The team line up and prepare for play with a similar look to that of American Football, but not quite the flair of Torvtlle and Dean.
Ice hockey, on Ihe surface, should be one of those gentle games where you skate about, happily knocking a little rubber disc from one end of the rink to the other, trying to score. Then off to the showers for a wash and a sing-song with your team. In real- life however, it's one of the most brutal sports on the planet, second only to white-w ater bareknuckle seal clubbing. So. W hen an ice-hockey commentator says there's a face-off in the corner, you can never tell whether he's referring to a standard one-to-one for the puck or the gooey mess that was once a player's face before he was
pushed into the plastic walling by the opposing team.
Sheer brutality?
It's endearing then, that Krisaiis have tried to simulate what is possibly the most important ingredient of an ice hockey match: the violence. You sec in this game, you can tnp up the opposition, brain them a few times against the wall and even involve yourself in a mass ruck on the ice. W ith all the members of both sides joining in.
Such attention to detail in this simulation doesn't just stop at the punch-ups though.
Here we have a thoughtful little sim which is easy enough to find your way around and to get into. But this is due to the fact that the game includes both management planning and match sections.
If all you want to do is collar your best mate, thrust a joystick rudely into his sweaty palm and give him a good hard thrashing at hockey (like you dot. Then you can skip the management section and head straight for the rink. Game parameters can be set: having the sound on or off. Turning the ice-marks (made by the playersi off. Setting the skill level or (best of all l getting nd of the referee, thus enabling you to engage in some particularly bloody ice carnage.
It's a game of four quarters Up to four players can join in on the management section of the game. You can either have a completely hands-off approach, merely training the team or. If you wish, try participating in the games as well. The former just shows the score after the end of each period and then drops you back into the management screen.
Fixtures involving human players can be highlighted by clicking on the relevant icon.
Clicking again on one of the highlighted games will result in that match taking place.
The team statistics can be displayed showing each player's peculiar skills, a doctor can he called in (you'll use this one a fair bit), the players can lie treated to a night out: ranging from a mega-expensive nosh-up to a cheapskate curry and rice for 14. Or finally the players can be trained. This training option enables you to analyse each player's strengths and weaknesses and give them ice. Weights or sticks training where appropriate.
The matches are a lot of fun. The leant skates out onto the rink and the ref plonks the puck down in the middle of the ice. You then CANADA 1 I ** f: m « 1 v z . 7 ¦ 1 " S'*1 O UJUi _ P2 '-V ‘4-' hit the fire-button as soon as the word 'GO' appears and you either w in or lose possession of the puck. The idea of course is to gel the puck into the other side's minimalist net.
Preferably w ith the same number of teeth you skated out onto the ice w ith.
Over here son, in my head To pass the puck you simply hold down the fire-button in the appropriate direction and to shoot you quickly click the fire-button. To gel Ihe puck off another player you simply skate over him: you're success depends entirely on that particular player's puck skills. If you cross check another player (tripping him up) then a fight may or may not break out. Which causes every player to congregate en masse and try and finish the game in a much more straightforward manner.
Face-Off is a pleasing simulation. A lot of attention has been paid to getting the feel of the game right, including the inertia of ice.
The icon screens are easy to use and not at all fiddly. The whole game has a professional feel to it. Which is bound to appeal to strategists and face-mashers alike.
Andy Hutchinson (5
• A competent, fun. Hockey simulation.
• Pleasing management section with large functional icons.
• Two-player game is fast and competitive.
• (treat attention to detail and high flexibility of games
styles.
Face-Off Krisaiis ¦ £25.99 Thanatos lurks in his lair, bathing in the power-giving life-force he is sucking from Princess lucanna.
Princess Lucanna is dying: Imprisoned in the Sphere of Depletion her strength will soon be gone.
PSYGNOSIS FREEPOST LIVERPOOL L3 3AB UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 051-709 5755 Meanwhile, Leander - Captain Of The Guards - kneels before his master seeking advice. He is told: The princess is the balance between good and evil, if she dies, good dies and evil shall engulf the land.
As Thanatos' power grows, the world succumbs to his evil grasp; Leander now has to face and conquer dangers beyond his darkest dreams before he can free the princess and save the land.
• You play the part of the Princess as she hangs around inside
the Sphere Of Depletion waiting for Leander to rescue her. Will
he make it? Or will you spend the entire game doing nothing but
having your life-force sucked?
Leander: Where heroes Sphere to tread!
• Psygnosis reserve the right to amend this storyline._ SEEING IS
BELIEVING Screen Shots Irom the Amiga Version Tie-:-? 0 ? - % I
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AMOS is not a false promise. When AMOS first came out. Many Amiga users were sceptical that AMOS could do all that was promised - but these people are now ardent fans. There are now
45. 000 AMOS users, and AMOS is still the biggest-selling
productivity package for the Amiga, and can be found on the
shelves of wnualls every good software retailer.
It's so easy to create AMOS programs that almost every public domain library in this magazine now has AMOS titles in its collection.
These include graphics demos, music demos, disc magazines, arcadc-style games, puzzle games, databases, educational software - and lots more.
Many commercial software packages arc also written in AMOS. In fact most educational publishers use AMOS, especially ourselves with the best-selling Fun School 3 and 4.
AMOS was the perfect choice to create Fun School 4 - the results are first class!
AMOS has also proved to be perfect for producing CDTV packages: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. The Holy Bible. Mind Run I and II plus many others - all created using AMOS because of its versatility and ease of use.
What is AMOS?
AMOS is a powerful, easy-to-use programming language based around BASIC - the language which is taught in schools and colleges. AMOS contains more than 500 different English-like commands such as MUSIC. VOLUME. SAMPLE.
GET FONT. ELLIPSE. RAINBOW. MENU BAR and CLOSE WORKBENCH - so you can create any result you want both quickly and easily.
AMOS comes with a dearly-written 300-page manual and more than 80 example programs.
These will guide you towards creating your first program, making AMOS the ideal introduction to programming on your Amiga.
What AMOS owners have said: "It's the best piece of software I've bought for the Amiga. Worth twice the price!"
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The AMOS Compiler also includes a cruncher which will compress your programs to half their size - w hich has enabled AMOS users to get their work on magazine cover discs and earn them money.
It takes just two clicks to compile your AMOS programs - it's that simple "Compiling programs has never been so easy... I’rograms are turbocharged beyond recognition"
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AMOS 3D provides all the tools you need to create your very own 3D world.
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UrOPRESS SOFTWARE Useful contacts: AGONY PSYGNOSIS FREEPOST LIVERPOOL L3 3AB UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 051-709 5755 Pit your magical powers against an equal but opposite mystical force.
Use your sorcery and fighting skills to battle through six graphically - excellent levels, each infested with hordes of beautifully-animatea conjured-up creatures.
Pick up potions and spells to help your valiant struggle to find the secret of Cosmic Strength.
Experience four layers of incredibly-smooth parallax scrolling, animated backdrops, a massive play area, hundreds of on-screen colours, unbelievable gameplay and an exorbitant sound track all expertly mixed together and skilfully cast to bring you a spellbinding brew of computer gaming action.
Experience Agony with no pain!
SEEING IS BELIEVING Screen Shots from the Amiga version.
Omctimes I feel. I Icel a little sad inside.
When my baby mistreats me. I'll proba- bly slap in this disk to make me feel better." That's the painful, contrived and vcry- probably-inevitable song-related pun out of the way. So on with the review. Titus present the game of the film: and it's an excellent licence.
Did you think nothing more could be done with platforms and ladders? Well think again.
Add a stonking soundtrack, hysterical animation and some well-designed backgrounds that keep the pace up. It all adds up to a storming game that will delight all Jake 'n' Elwood fans, and charm the uninitiated. The characters are animated to individual perfection and you know from the outset that this game really sings the blues. Your instruments have been stolen. You have a concert to play tonight and you're in jail.
There's only one thing to do: bust out of jail and search the city. One or two players now have to negotiate six levels of action, locate each hidden instrument and finally get to the concert hall. Each level is accompanied w ith a different soundtrack, gelling perfectly w ith the zany antics on-screen.
DECEMBER 1991 Respect them, just a little bit... Jake and Elwood can't just go up and hit people. Instead they must jump over their enemies (surely everyone in the city can't be after them?) Or pick up a crate, hold it aloft and chuck it at them. Thus the beat-em-up game- play encompasses an element of strategy, because you must plan your route to coincide w ith potential weapons.
There are bonuses which can be found scattered around the platforms. Collect 1(X) records or pick-up some cool-looking shades and you've just won an extra life. A heart will Brothers in arms The first screon of the game and already you can tell you're In for a treat. Move the spotlight over the character you want to play.
When the light comes on, Jake or El wood groove on down. But place the other brother in the limelight and they relax. Are these guys laid back or what?
But now It's El wood's chance to shine, so Jake gets on with reading his paper.
Jake does the infamous Bluet Brothers' strut while El wood picks fluff off his hat.
Restore you to full energy and a question-mark icon can do all sons of strange things - the most annoying of which is to make Jake or Elwood groove on down for a few seconds, leaving one of them defenceless and vulnerable to attack. It's all down to luck... Keep those wagons rolling, rolling, rolling Well those are the good points, now let's pick a few faults (but only a few). A two-player game that allows both characters to groove on down simultaneously is a really great idea, but unfortunately it's poorly implemented.
The screen-scrolling only follows player one.
Often leaving player number two helplessly off the screen, OK. So you've just got to stick together. Maybe this could add an extra element to the gamcplay? Sorry, though, it doesn't work.
But that's it. Controlling Jake and Elwood at first feels uncomfortable, but you soon get the hang of it. The music is fantastic and adds to the game. The animation flows smoothly, as our heroes jump, crawl, dance, climb and even swim (in true Man from Atlantis fashion) their way through 300 or more screens and 25 different baddies. You've seen the movie, bought the soundtrack and been to the fancy-dress party. Now play the game?
Neil West O R K PSYGNOSIS FREEPOST LIVERPOOL L3 3AB UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 051-709 5755 Beamed down to the planet Ixion from the Legion Ship, Cisskei, aspiring Captain Ku-Kabul has to face the dangers and tests specifically placed on this planet in order to prove himself worthy of Leadership. Failing any of the tests will end his career as a Legion-Command Officer. . .
Permanently!
To give him a fighting chance, Ku-Kabul is fitted with twin laser cannons and refuelable jet boosters.
Using brains and brawn he must find, collect and use objects to solve the many perplexing puzzles and defeat the hordes of mighty enemies that infest this deadly arena.
3-layer parallax scrolling, arcade-speed action and powerful FX combine with total-gameplay addiction to bring you the experience that is Ork!
Are you Ork enough?
SEEING IS BELIEVING Screen Shots from the Amiga Version You wouldn't have thought that the novelty of racing through glorious sunshine in a Ferrari Testerossa. With a beautiful blonde right by your side, would wear off that quickly. But this is the world of computer-games. Not some boyish Utopian reality, so those far-sighted people at US Gold have wisely decided that the third in their series of Outrun titles would benefit from some gameplay overhaul.
The trusty Testerossa (low mileage and one careful owner: well maybe not l has been part-exchanged for a whole Bully's prize board of transport including a motorbike, a jel- ski. A speedboat, a Porsche 959 and a Ferrari 1-4(1. The race is now run over seven rubber- burning sttiges including five European countries and two water stages. Oh yes. And there's a plot too... Outrun Europa You are secret agent Simeon Kurtz. You had a mission and you fluffed it. A homing device informs you that your chocked-to-the-gills- with-sccrets briefcase is presently whizzing its way towards Dover on its inev
itable journey towards Berlin. That's no problem, it will probably turn up in some second-hand shop soon enough (one for all you currenl-affairs fans out there), but your Ferrari F-40's been nicked as well.
Th« English Channel was never like this.
Yachts, lighthouses, tankers, barrels of waste and boulders are five more good reasons for the Channel Tunnel.
Police helicopters and enemy speedboats attack you.
HQ are angry, but you handily spot a motorbike w ith the keys left in the ignition. So DECEMBER 1991 off you go. Hurtling towards Dover. This is stage one. Stage two is the English Channel, which you go bobbing over on a jct-ski. Stage three is a quick Porsche 959-propclled dash through the French countryside (overtaking Renault 5s) leading you to stage four: a quick detour into Spain. Stage five is a speedboat cruise around the Mediterranean, then it's into your F-40 for stage five: Italy, and lastly stage seven: Germany (overtaking VW Golfs).
Unfortunately, the graphical variations between stages are merely token, and your driving technique needn't be tailored for each stage. Just keep your foot on the pedal and grit your teeth.
Around the world in a Ferrari F-40 So is it any good? Well, as a high-tension spy thriller Outrun Europa is a very good driving game. Yes. The plot is completely superfluous, it doesn't even make a half-hearted attempt to create a Chuse-HQ kind of atmosphere. But then it's the high-speed death-defying driving element that's the important bit.
Without a doubt. Europa is by far the best of the trilogy. The action is much faster and the graphics are smoother. The v arious scenarios rush past at break-neck speed as the road rolls, twists, climbs and plummets in front of you. The graphically-impressive water levels include a shoot-em-up element while bollards, buoys, rocks, yachts, etc all combine well to create congestion that the M25 would be proud of. And although they cannot be entirely dismissed as merely a token novelty gesture, they are largely awkward and detract from the rest of the game.
Europa comes in as quite expensive at £25. Especially when you compare it to some of the budget drive-ent-ups that are around at the moment. But for die-hard fans of the genre it just manages to hold its head up against the likes of the full-price Lotus Turbo II or lady
500. If you completed the original, enjoyed its turbo-charged
sequel and are just itching for plenty more of the same then
you probably won't be disappointed.
Neil West Outrun Euro pa US Cold ¦ £24.95 AND ALL BECAUSE... SOME BLEEDING JOYRIDER'S NICKED YOUR FERRARI You are secret agent Simeon Kurt I chasing your stolen briefcase through seven stages. In between each stage, an animated sequence shows Kurtz pinching another unsuspecting vehicle. Don't try this at home kids.
AIR SUPPORT PSYGNOSIS FREEPOST LIVERPOOL L3 3AB UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 051-709 5755 5T It is the future; Armed warfare has advanced to such a dangerous stage as to render it too deadly to use. Conflict is now carried out in simulation only.
From your Command Centre you have control over a fleet of hi-tech vehicles. You will need to hone your skills as a pilot and strategist in tough training missions before you advance sufficiently to take on the enemy for real.
Utilising a unique Frac-Scape technique and featuring incredibly realistic virtual 3-D, Air Support breaks down the barrier between simulation and reality.
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The beat-em-up has finally grown up. But can fist fights stay the distance in contemporary Amiga entertainment environment?
First Samu After years of wandering the gameplay wilderness, this oriental bash is leading the genre into the promised land.
It fuses the essential adrenaline of punch outs with the cryptic puzzles and dexterity tests of arcade adventure to produce a game that will make your Amiga cry "hallelujah”!
Fighting games are normally shallow affairs; heavy on the joystick and light on variation. Either you or your foe scrolls on screen, a brief melee ensues and somebody dies; what comes next is usually a surprise, but there's room for some genuinely tense moments and frantic stick work - which can be thrilling. First Samurai manages to capture thal same head-to-head battle feel, but sustain it for 10 long levels.
Lone wolf A lone samurai is on the trail of a time-travelling demon that destroyed his village. Now the samurai warrior is planning to return the compliment. Luckily he's being helped by the village wizard and whenever the first samurai wants help, all he has to do is ring a ceremonial bell. That's all you know and this is where you take over. Tho samiyui's been catapulted forward in time, the joystick is in port two.
He's unarmed and three bats are winging in from the nght.
Run or fight? It's the question that leaps into your mind as the bats close in. And it's a question which permeates the entire game.
Can you thrash these creatures? Will the gain justify the risk? Do they guard a specific treasure? Every encounter is dogged by these nagging doubts, and the tension they create ensures that Samurai retains its cdge-of-ihc- scat. Beat-ent-up feel.
DECEMBER 1991 The samurai's status area reveals his five key concerns: an arm shows his health and a katana sword shows how much courage the boy's earned. On cither side of the score sit two possession slots, one for bells and one for power-ups. Each has to be continually watched if you're to thrive and prosper. Lose your health and it's game over, killing beasts boosts courage but taking hits reduces it. Get ihc samurai's courage over 50 per cent and a sword flashes in his hand, lei it below ihe magic hall and ii disappears in a shower of stars. Very pretty, but bad news in a battle.
The power-up slots make bonus management tough, because only a maximum of one bell and one bonus weapon can be held at a lime. Is an axe or protective drones more important? What’s more useful the lamp revealing hidden bonuses or the long-range fire-power of daggers? It’s important to have a bell on you at all times too. Because if you haven't, the wi ard can't give you any help.
95 Fist of fury alive and armed. An impressive set of priorities. These conflicting forces continually jostle for priority during play.
The other driving force, and Samurai's finest gamcplay tweak, are Ihe life pots.
Littering the landscape of future Japan (or so Vivid Image will have us believe) are ums which can be invested w ith some of the samurai's courage. This depletes his own supply - making the loss of the sword more likely - but means that the game restarts from that point after dying. They also serve as a return point for teleport potions. This energy trade off is The game's primary motive is to reach the demon who dwells on level 10. Clearing each level to reach him supplies a secondary, more immediate, motive. The obstacles come in many forms: monsters who must die, gaps that have to be
jumped, walls that can be climbed and at least once-a-level hazards that only the wizard can clear, so you have to find a ceremonial bell to summon him. A set of special objects must be collected to destroy any cnd-of-lcvcl obstructions. All these factors must be satisfied while you keep the samurai risky, but offers limited control of 'random' events. The ability to manipulate First Samurai, making it surrender the bonuses you want, gives it a friendly edge. Some beasts regenerate and some slay dead; so if you're in need of a few pints of courage seek a weak regenerative monster. Certain
food bonuses reappear every time you leave the screen, so taking a walk can cam you a second basket of food. If you're far from food, then push the score up by 5.000 and a bonus fruit appears.
Once you know the game, the rules can be bent, to give the samurai a chance of arriving at level 10 in fine fighting form.
Evan anclant Japanese warriors have to get around.
So samurai has to try and hitch a lift on a passing train.
Isn't public transport bad though, they're always late, filled with thugs and the buffet Is between cars In a basket you have to cut open yourself.
DECEMBER 1991 Enter the dragon First Samurai starts as a beat-cm-up and then adds more styles to the mix. It keeps its beat- cm-up feel, and the high-tension feel of going in close to kill folk, by virtue of the precise combat controls. Real sword stroking skills can be developed and is encouraged. Certain strokes do more damage, so these have to be learned and used when fighting tougher opponents. First Samurai expects powerful sword moves so if you don't learn quickly your progress will be halted. Fortunately the hero has a weighty feel that makes the Samurai very controllable, especially
in jumps and fights. This is where First Samurai's heart lies, a test of joystick speed, thought and skill.
The feel of the game is just right, it's as if it was put together by folk who really play games. The rough edges have been smoothed Continued overleaf hi
- T*1 - $ i V y concerto signify a bell's been collected. Any
classical samples would have been good but this particular
selection adds a wry. Satirical tone to the proceedings: an
aural reminder not to take life too seriously.
First Samurai's only effect problem is the log jam of samples that follow the death of an end-of-level bad guy. Down from heaven rains chests, food and bonuses but cutting them all where you're expected to have mastered every trick in the book. Each level is big enough to be daunting and each introduces a ncwr twist, keeping the pace fast and the feeling fresh.
For all its hugeness First Samurai is ftn- ishable. At least in the straight ahead Banzai sort of way. If you want to work on collecting every bonus 011 every stage first time out, it's odds on you'll get stuffed. But once finished First Samurai reinvents the beat-em-up by adding deeper gameplay, but retains that tense face-to-face fight feel.
These life guard chaps are silly. Instead of attacking they puff their chests out and roar! Quite why Is beyond the wit of man. But It makes them easy targets for a swift sword slice.
Down and a sense of player justice perv ades: each guardian's death is followed by a shower of bonuses, so you always go lo the nexl level al full strength: thrown weapons can he hit back al the thrower. Fires will damage both you and the monsters, again fostering a sense of justice, and as the number of special items collected is often vital, pressing B' tallies your progress to date. Most importantly if you try to use a bell and it has no effect, it's relumed to vou not destroyed.
DECEMBER 1991 Samurai I* fair. H an enrmy attack* with a thrown weapon then it * logical to assume that these weapons can be hit back to hurt them too. Using the sword as a baseball bat is fun to return the favours the ninjas lavish on him.
Game of death First Samurai conducts itself with honour on the effects' battlefield. The lurid, often animated. Backgrounds are constructed to catch the eye and imagination. Cosmetic touches have been added, but where they won’t affect the game, which plays up the nco-rcalistic style of the background. When walking for example, the samurai's feet can be hidden behind the lip of a platform. Gloss loses out to gameplay though, whenever the interests conflict: ihe perfect compromise.
The sprites use their stage well, animating with a human edge. Their composite nature (ie the head is a separate sprite to the body) and it allows movement to flow, not flick. The warrior's head snaps as blows are delivered, the head follows the torso.
Orchestral music adds a sense of quality, there's an automatic association. The use of such samples in Samurai is inspired: violin riffs accompany hits, hallelujahs herald liberated treasure and a brief burst of a string open creates a choral cacophony. But. Then you have done something worth shouting about and the brief snatches of 'ha. Hal. Ha.
HaT do rather match any attempts to catch your breath after the battle.
The big boss It's big. Real big. Levels onc-to-four concentrate on rural Japan, gradually introducing more core elements to the bcal-cm-up theme.
Teleports, wizards magic, guts and good luck w ill see you to the train level. This sideways scroller stresses fighting above finesse and sees you into an urban nightmare. Three levels of street thugs and sewers twist the brain further sharpening the gameplay skills learned by level four. The final two stages take you to the Demon's penthouse and a final showdown.
Speedily, it invites a second play just so that Ihe guy is at his most powerful where it matters - now you know where it matters - and he doesn't stumble headlong into real trouble.
First Samurai reinvents the beat-em-up genre, by adding deeper gameplay. But retaining that tense face-to-face fight feel. It looks stunning, sounds intriguing, plays fair and pushes your stick control to the limits. You want to gel to the end. And you have every chance of getting there, eventually . Laden with subtle gameplay tricks and stunning effects it's everything an Amiga game should be - and more besides. Hallelujah!
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For the first time, you can take complete control of your own destiny as you attempt to dominate an entire world.
Endowed with the divine right to rule, you inherit your father's Realm on his death. But the fragile peace has been shattered and war rages between the Realms. Now your brief reign has become a fight for survival.
The neighbouring Realms are growing in strength at your expense. Do you build lines of supply to barter with them? Or build armies to battle with them?
Each Realm vies to be the ultimate power.
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Role-playing games have had a good year, finally gaining the respect they've long deserved. Such success has seen the genre develop at a dazzling rate, with increasingly sophisticated game systems sporting ever-more impressive effects.
Uciniihill is the most eloquent graphic RPG ever, but is it just DniRon's Loir with dice?
Hcimrftill retells the Viking legend of Ragnarok: the Norse god’s final battle against evil. The top gods' weapons (Thor. Frey and Odin i have been half-inched and hidden in the worlds of men. Giants and gods respectively.
An ancient code prohibits the three deities from leaving Valhalla to collect them personally, so they create the child Heimdall to recover the kit on their behalf. If the lad makes gcx»d then the gods will triumph in battle, but if he messes up... Using a scroll of 'Disarm Traps' Heimdall and his two fellows (represented on screen by one character) have made their route safe. Now they have a chance to loot that rather tempting looking treasure chest. Just walking into it gives you the option to rip the thing open and liberate the contents.
Highly illegal but highly profitable this Viking lark.
The Four Norsemen Heimdall A good role-playing game with cartoon quality graphics? Core Design and programmers Eight Day cannot be serious, but they are... The game begins with Heimdall Mill in short tunics and still has to prove his Viking mettle.
Three traditional trials await him: axe DECEMBER 1991 throwing, greased pig catching and boat lighting. These are placed as joystick driven sub-games and the decide the skills ol Heimdall. Sour character, and the quality of volunteers who want in on the quest. With a minimum 50 per cent ability and 15 followers, a good performance does make life easier, but the game doesn't hang on the result Once these trials are over. Heimdall selects live shipmates from the potential pool of 30 and sets sail to save the gods.
This Is Helmdall’s man o* the world of men. He will have to lead his brave bunch to every Island If he Is to find Thor's hammer. It's no click and-sail job.
You have to make sure that the crew have enough food to last the journey and six days' worth of food Is the maximum they can carry.
The trouble Is, the furthest islands are 12 days away!
The three worlds where the weapons are hidden are played as sequential maps. Thor's hammer, hidden in the realm of men. Comes first. Ahead lass a spraw ling nest of islands, each with either a clue to the hammer's location or the means to overcome its guardians.
Successful recovery of the hammer involves solving a series of interwoven sub-quests, each of which makes the main objective just about feasible Success in the world of men transports the ship to the world of giants where the hunt begins tor I rev's spear.
The right profile HamJall is played via lour different game screens Travel between the different islands is conducted on .1 map. Where the crew must be continually checked to see whether they're starving or not The status screen, which controls the team's health and kit. Is most prominent when three of the sivman crew explore any island Here treasure and weapons have to be continually shuttled to ensure that maximum benefit is gained from each item collected. The exploration that uncovers these treasures uses an isometric sprite display and is the game's dominant perspective. L-'iglHs with
the creatures svho guard the treasure are conducted one on one. In an icon and window environment, as the three man squad's nominated warrior steps forward to trade blows.
Heimdall’s artwork is stunning from beginning to end.
This shot from the intro sequence tells how Odin created the world. From little island came all things Norse: Vikings. Valkyries.
Volvos, the lot!
Dry. Bland descriptions of the game's mechanics don’t do this sweet system any justice at all. This stunning cartoon world comes alive during play as forced changes of perspective are kept to an absolute minimum. The nutp is the least impressive of the hunch of screens, hut then again it is the one that is least used. The inventory display effortlessly combines prettiness and practically - it's easy to use and understand.
The isometric world is HcinulttU’s main concern and while heavy on the style, it provides the instant addictive hook. It looks so good you just have to plav. Battling with other tribes of people was just what the Vikings did best though, and combat is HrinulaH's strongest characteristic too. Just as the isometric sprite nears an opponent the screen lades into the fight phase. The opponent appears in a window and the bar graphs show the landing party's current state of health. The four possible actions that you have available to you are - attack, spell, defend or run - they are offered as
small icons which must then he mouse clicked on in sequence with the character's weapons and spells.
By watching the creature in the window, all you have to do is judge w hen precisely to strike and swiftly click the correct combination to initiate an attack. Your brave warrior's hands are seen flashing out to attempt the blow and the outcome is integrated in the monster's animation Gunlighl -t Ic. You ha'c to wait tor the precise momenl to strike using the animation for a cue.
Diversion ahead Heimdall starts slowly, but its glorious graphics are seductive enough to ensure continued play. Once the game's system's understood, then the graphic grace is last forgotten in a swirl of tactical thought The straightforward search for each god's weapon is continually obstructed by the crew's need lo eat and Heimdall's mission to fulfil sub-quests. You have to decide what priority each gets and the numerous strategic calls make the task fee!
Immense in small chunks.
The game's three huge levels means there's plenty to discover, puzzle over and light for. The question ol long-term interest though, is raised by the effectively simple interface between player and characters Does this, though, restrict the scope of character actions and player skill.' Well tile downside of this is that Heimdall's magic is a simple scroll system where only spells that arc actually ti-unJ can be used. S.. the player has 110 choice: sombat stresses mouse speed as much as weapon choice, and that the painfully small inventories requires continual feats of item juggling Heimdall
does ensure though, that the correct spell will be always be available to solve specific riddles and that the magic system is easiiy learned: that combat is tense stun, and that traditional adventuring kleptomania i kmvked firmly 011 the head because the inventories force forethought.
Parly size is the one problem Heimdall can't escape The gang of three's initial lack of power always puts them on the brink of disaster Once experience is gained and the II 1’I r » V chances, but one slip at the outset is fatal These early frustrations light the graphics' instant appeal.
Combat is conducted through a window and icon system.
Each blow has to be timed to catch the animated enemy while he's vulnerable. To strike you have to click on the attack type - axe, fist etc - and then on the appropriate action icon - attack, spell, defend or run
- and it happens. It's a simple, effective and tense system.
Wolf Child Heimdall has all the trappings of a major RPG.
It's deliberately light on the actual role-playing. Hut high on strategy. Choosing the right combination of characters and the right combination of islands is vital, but so is a slick combat performance. The lighting provides the tension and the quests supply the puzzles, while the graphics contribute with atmosphere.
Heimdall is the best looking role-playing Heimdall starts off slowly, but its glorious graphics are seductive enough to ensure continued play DECEMBER 1991 game yet to grace an Amiga drive. The razor's edge balance of gameplay may prove too sharp for some, but anyone with a stubborn streak and sense of adventure is handsomely rewarded. Heimdall's perfect pictorial style is no gimmick, it's reinforced with a tight, tense, adventure that offers both strategy and action.
Fundamentally a game of simple structure, its elegant design continually challenges both players and characters. Advocates from the RPG school of thought that good graphics equals bad beware. Heimdall is a gameplay wolf in a cartoon clothing Trenton Webb O Heimdall doesn't have to fight for everything in his life. If he makes it past the thug, then in that building is a shop which sells everything a budding Viking needs.
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EASY TO PLAY - HARD TO MASTER Shown Published by 7 Millside Industrial Estate, Lawson Road. Dartford, Kent. DAI 5BH Tel 0322 292513 8 Fax 0322 293422 Armakuni. The last ninja, has had a hard life. He's over 1.000 years old. All his friends have been murdered, he has twice tried to kill the evil Shogun Kunitoki - Last Ninjas I and II - and now he's reached the end of the line! Kunitoki has gone back in time and seized an ancient Ninja Temple. If he's not stopped, this sacrilegious assault will destroy ninjas forever and Armakuni will have to change his name from Last to Ex-!
The temple contains six symbolic chambers - earth, wind, water, fire, limbo and void - which represent the essential spirit of just about everything. Our man must find a way through each in turn if he wants to finally slap Kunitoki's wrist, ninja style! Armakuni is a changed man. He's no longer a pure bash- and-dash merchant. This time around he must collect and create tools as well as killing Kunitoki's henchmen. These tools can either throning thing from the void. Each of the six tempi* chambers hf explores contains Its own blend of Shogun flunky.
These guys are so tough they have to be killed twice before they eventually die. A Void the edges at all costs as one fatal slip can turn a last nin|a into a past ninja!
Iminja Last DECEMBER 1991 Th« i (ho*.
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The Ninja scowled (scowl, scowl, scowl) and in the distance owl, owl). An atmospheric Intro scene kicks Last Ninja III be better weapons or 'keys' that unlock puzzles. Unfortunately few are found readily assembled and most must be built on the run.
Ninja's ever-faithful sword is found intact on level one. But later acquisitions can seem curious: two tree branches and a hanging basket's chain! The solution is provided when all three components are collected and they transform into a nunchuka. Empty bottles become bombs when gunpowder is gathered and gloves become climbing mitts when nails are discovered. Once assembled these "keys' open new areas, but you then have to find where and how to use them!
Armakuni is not allowed to collect kit unmolested. Virtually every location houses a foe who attacks the moment the ninja appears on screen. No one-hit wonders, these boys absorb serious damage before falling. Once down they immediately begin to regain strength and eventually spring back into the fray. If they can be beaten a second time then they're dead for keeps.
Red Dragon Ninja, armed with porky weapons, always has the edge in combat, but it's an advantage that must be used cautiously. Killing a fist fighter with a sword is easy, but lacks honour - a critical factor. Below the game screen lives a dragon which shows Armakuni's Bushido level, which turns from red to green as honour is accrued. Fighting a sword-wielding foe with a sword earns honour, while using nunchukas on an unarmed foe saps Bushido power. And as each cnd-of-lcvel guardian can only be beaten when the Bushido level's UK) per cent, honour underpins the entire game.
The graphic display keeps the isometric faith but both backgrounds and sprites arc significantly better than any previous Ninja outing. The scenery is glitch free, allowing you to explore the entire background. The sprites are big. Bright and animate with a sure style - speed blurs embellish sword strokes for example. Graphic quality is flagged from the first load with a slick scene-setting intro. The sound adds further gloss to the finish, aiding both atmosphere and gameplay.
Lasl Ninja blurs the generic boundaries between beat-em-ups, arcades and adventures.
The resultant blend offers a wide range of pressures, puzzles and player tests. The difficulty level swiftly escalates after the first 'trainer' level, but it is beatable - if only just.
Death Jam Ninja III exhibits certain problems on the loading speed and map design fronts. The low loading speed can be excused by ambition, but spending over a minute circumnavigating the high-score table via a death screen is irritating, because you want to get back to the fight!
The isometric design is littered w ith fatal edges, which punish sloppy joystick work. Yet when you switch between screens the ninja sprite is occasionally obscured from view by the background, leaving you guessing as to which moves are safe. If you are hidden, and next to a cliff, the results can be fatal.
The last word in System 3's long-running oriental saga is the best. The graphics, sound and varied gameplay ensures Armakuni goes out on a high note. Long disk access and the occasionally obscured hero mar the game, introducing frustrations to an already tough game, but these are not fatal flaws. A major challenge which the determined will enjoy, but the easily irritated should steer well clear.
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• Six levels of role-playing style puzzles and arcade combat.
• Long wait between death and restart.
• Hero occasionally obscured by the backgrounds on restarts.
• Six tough levels with pass-word access.
• The ImsI is the best ninja by far.
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he person Undoubtedly the biggest film of the year, but
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Though the scenes have been simplified and a couple of puzzle levels added. You take on the role of Amie: a reprogrammed Termmalor- 101 sent back in time to 1994 to protect the future rebel leader John Connor. The bad news is on your trail is a T-1000: a ncw-and- improved model made of liquid metal, whose mission is to terminate young John.
Terminator 2 Roll credits: T-101 is being built, cut to side-view of corridor scene. You are face-to- face with the T-1000. Six gunshots, a flurry of punches and kicks later and T-1000 is out of action - temporarily. Cut to chase: overhead view. T-101 is racing through a storm drain on a Harley with John riding pillion, closely followed by a juggernaut driven by T-1000. Y ou have to avoid the rocks, water, oil. While trying to pick up valuable bonuses. Fail and you get squashed by the truck, or collide with the final bridge; succeed and you get to carry John away to safety leaving the
truck to smash into the bridge in digitised red-and-blacko vision .
What's the damage guv?
The third level is a puzzle level where you have to repair Amic's hand: he probably damaged it when he was giving the Harley's throttle some welly. An interesting little teaser: all the wires and rods in his wrist are jumbled up. Rearranging the squares, though, will pul things right and allow him to wiggle his fingers. This operation is timed, so the amount of time left al the end is the bonus score. The percentage of the puzzle finished correctly will determine T-101's energy level for the next round.
Cut to the asylum: side view. Sarah and John are trying to make their escape while T-101 fires eight shots into the abdomen of the T-1000. Side-stepping the bullets he grounds T-101 with a single shot. Amie recovers quickly and launches a fierce attack: a kick to the head, a kick to the side; his opponent goes down, only to reform a split second later. T- 1000 commences to deliver countless, vicious head butts reaching unfeasible distances due to his liquid composition. But T-101 is smart enough to duck out of the way. The onslaught continues, but Amie eventually overpowers his fellow
terminator. Badly damaged and suffering from metal fatigue hc retires to a safely to do some on-the-spot repairs again.
Full facial view: location unknown. The repairs T-101 has to make to himself are to the left side of his face. To regain full energy the injuries must be repaired quickly: there isn't much time. Working frantically (for a machine l he rebuilds his face, but time runs out too soon and only 83 per cent of the operation has been completed. A dejected T-101 resumes his mission.
Term-in-a-torture too!
Outside the Cyberdync Laboratories: side view . T-101 shoots his way through a heavily- armed SWAT team, obviously summoned by angry neighbours complaining about the noise.
Meanwhile Sarah and John are making another undercover escape to an unoccupied SWAT van (well they do in the film), T-101 finishes off the last of the SWAT team and rejoins them. Together they make a speedy retreat as the T-1000 reforms, hijacks a helicopter, and I c= R l l I l J fVT CD R e = !
TE CL EKlrtA Oil door, what a mess! You've got 99 second* to fix Amie'* face before his date arrives. Don't forget the lipstick and mascara.
(lies off in hot pursuit. Now the action really picks up - well slightly.
On the Freeway: overhead view. T-101 takes control of the wheel as John's mum.
Sarah Connor, fires at the helicopter from the back of the van. Amie. Though, hasn't passed his driving test so hc docs his best to weave through the dense traffic, hitting a few Sunday drivers along the way. The T-1000 lines up for a shot. Bang! Oh no! What's happened, everything's gone dark. T-101. Sarah and John have been terminated. Hasta la vista. You only get one life to get through eight levels!
107 DECEMBER 1991 Conversions from the big screen to the computer screen arc usually disappointing.
Ocean's Batman licence was the exception to the rule: it closely followed the plot of the film, was well animated and had a challenging gameplay hand-in hand w ith a big title. T2 fails to meet these high standards. It has badly digitised intermission screens, unimaginative gameplay and little relevance to the film.
What promised to be a game that you will never forget, turns out to be a glossily-packaged game you will try not to remember and probably regret buying. If you enjoyed the film, stick with it.
Frank Bartucca Jnr O Terminator 2 Ocean ¦ £25.99
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Super Spac Know ihc name Toshihiro Nishkado?
Well, he's enriched popular culture with language, concepts and myths.
He has directly influenced your life. Who is he? He's the guy who invented the Space Invaders way back in 1978. When the pixel warriors canie close to ruling the computer game's world. Now they're back; bigger, meaner and more devious than ever. But can the good old boys still cut it as threatening super nasties in the alien-infested Amiga world of the 90s?
Super Space Invaders takes the old theme
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the graphics, adds some ultra-mean new' formations, invents
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They may look like trimmings but they pull the gameplay up by the joystick lead.
It came from outer space Super Space Invaders is a nostalgia trip, and the rose-tinted specs are pulled on the second that the title music starts up. Authentic - not copied or imitated or recreated - Invader pings act as percussion lo a War of the Worlds- theme pastiche, so you know you're in for a magical history lour. When the first wave kicks on screen there's a rush of dcja vu. These little critlcrs sure look smooth - no pixclly blocks here - but they are positively identifiable as the same folk who tried to lake over 13 years ago. You base ship is familiar too. As it scrolls across the
base of the screen shooting single shots at the space horde.
The Invaders wobble to each side of the screen, descending one line at a time until they reach the bottom. You have lo blast the entire wave before they reach ground zero. The old tricks still work, such as blasting the end of the wave to make them walk further and give you more time, the old faithful alien mothership still slinks across the lop; but that's where the similarity ends.
A reworked classic or old hat? Has Super Space Invaders got the power 110 DECEMBER 1991 War of the worlds Kill a mother ship and instead of points (the old way) a power-up pod drops. Grab the power up. Pull down on the stick and sec w hat happens: it's Space Invader heaven - for you.
Not them - because all the weapons you could ever have wanted are offered. Beam lasers arc the best, producing a vertical line of alien death that can Ire swept across the screen.
Time Stops are handy, freezing the little space folks while a butterfly flies up the screen.
Laser waves can be sent up to destroy the low est line of aliens. Firestorm swirls can be launched into their midst. And random fire- worm trails can be used lo mess up even the tightest Invader line.
The power-ups aren't the only improvement to the classic Invaders structure, now there arc end-of-level baddies and bonus rounds too. The guardians are a scries of big guys who need the power-up treatment to be seen off w ith speed. Filling most of the screen they hurtle around throwing as many laser bolls as they can muster. If you don't happen upon a guardian at the end of a wave then a bonus round awaits. This section - based on 1950s' American UFO hysteria - is all about saving cows from Bovinc-napping. A series of sitting-duck invaders come on for target practice at first, but
eventually a cow will become spooked and a Iractor-beam alien screams down to try and carry them away.
Killing the Invader, but not the cow. Earns extra points and a thank you from the grateful burger-to-be. Keep all six cows safe and there's an even bigger bonus awaiting you: the Defender of the Earth.
The waves themselves aren't all true Invaders. In their years off. Space peeps have obviously been negotiating with Galaxians.
Gorfs. Phoenix and a whole host of other arcade bad guys. They've swapped tactics so attack waves can take any form. Knowing ihc original", but Super Space Invaders on ihc Amiga is mosi definitely its own game.
Invasion of the bodysnatchers Nasty, nasty, nasty.
The bug invaders transform from specimen jars into baby bugs then into biggies every time they're shot. To make life worse the Asteroids have to be shot before they hit your ship. At least the targets here are large and easy targets some of the later waves are small sly blighters.
The change in pace from coin-op to computer is a moot point, but all the other additions and variations give the conversion a positive edge.
Two-player simultaneous mode is the most obvious and helpful of these, because waves can be cut down to size with speed if a coordinated plan is adhered to. The screen mode lends itself belter to the format, the waves are w ider and harder to dash past, while it offers more safe zones beyond the Invaders' reach.
"It's not like the original", but Invaders on the Amiga is definitely its own game e Invaders to dominate the early Nineties like they did in the late Seventies?
111 Super Space Invaders Domark ¦ £25.99 DECEMBER 1991 Snails! Thu* guys arc slow but hard to hill as tb*y heap turning sideways and going all thin to dodge bullets. For this wave though, your ship can also perform the same trick. It doesn't help much though, you'll still die!
Clearer and easier lo read. Graphically the two are close enough to be twins, but soundwise the Amiga w ins hands down.
These differences affect play. Speed is the common gripe, the Amiga moves its space monsters far slower than the coin-op. As everything is slower though, it is not to the detriment of the game. The atmosphere changes as a result, from an adrenaline pumping shoot-em-up to a tense test that gets the palms sweating as the chromium chaps get ever closer. The slow start speed also makes the change of pace which accompanies the whittling down of invaders - as their numbers thin they move much faster - far more obvious. The slowish start speed may make some rabid conversion pedants froth, "it's
not like what each wave will do affecls your strategy and repeated play is the only way you can lcam. But that little problem should take care of itself. Invaders is classic fun.
Plan 9 from outer space Amiga Invaders are different, in a number of significant ways to their arcade cousins.
Screen shape is the most telling, the arcade machine had a tall thin display while the conversion has a wider, monitor-shaped screen.
The arcade is a speed machine, while the Amiga flavoured ones are slower. The coin-op doesn't have simultaneous two-player mode, but the conversion has. The information bars are displayed at the base of the cabinet version but the computer's has side panels which are Super Space Invaders is a good, arcadc- inspired blast. Il encompasses ihc best features of both original Invaders and the Super variety. It will never be something you play hour after hour, it's an arcade blastl It'll be played when you want a challenge but not an exam; when you want to kill something but haven't got the energy
for a full-blooded shoot-em-up.
If you lived Ihrough the first wave of Invadermania, then Super Space will have a stronger grip than if you hit arcades afterwards. But ancient history is fun for all ages.
Super Space Invaders' charm is timeless, the game format is still a winner 13 years after the original. Cheers Mr Nishkado.
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Lotus Turbo Achallenge 2 DECEMBER 1991 Gremlin fulfill drivers' dreams yet again with the sequel to their licence of one of the hottest sports cars around.
The competition takes place over eight different, gruelling stages, each one set in its own seperate environment: Forest Course This is a basic 'hammer along the road as quickly as possible stage". All you have to do is swerve around the other cars and watch out for the w ater on the track.
Night Course Its headlights on to illuminate you through this one. As y ou whiz around a series of tight turns and tunnels through a darkened city. Watch your distance though, things are a lot closer than thev seem!
Despite having to battle his way through horrendous weather conditions, this plucky driver has managed to reach a check point on the Snow Course.
There's no time to rest though, since there’s still a long way to go until the finish line comes into view, though.
Fog Course Take it easy on this course. The thick mist makes it difficult to judge the bends and you never know what could be lurking around the next comer.
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Rather Christmas-looking section, so concentrate carefully and try to compensate as you hit and slide round the bends.
Desert Course A dusty road littered w ith sand dunes and cacti hardly makes for the best of racing conditions, so watch the signs and try to stick to the road.
Motorway Course Whatever you do. Don't stray into the right- hand carriageway! You could find yourself in a head-on collision! Those low-bcd trucks at the intersections will take some dodging too.
Marsh Course Drifting off the sides of the road could cause problems here, since you tend lo sink in the water! On the later sections, collect the time- domes to gam vital seconds.
Rain Course W’indscrecn-w ipers slapping, you have to take care not to come a cropper. The roads are slick so watch vou don't skid!
Wow remember drivers, things are always closer than they seem! Keep your distance and reduce speed accordingly. On the other hand. If you want to win the race Just pile around at full pelt and smash the opposition out of the way!
We don't need no re-run A lol of people would probably argue that Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 is a bit loo similar lo Ihc original lo be rated very highly. It’s true that the style of the game is very similar, but the sequel has quite a few refinements which allow it lo stand up in its own right.
As well as having a completely new series of courses, the graphics have undergone quite a few changes. For example, the original Lotus could only be played on a split-screen display, whereas playing in single-plaver mode on the sequel displays a full screen, complete with The sequel has quite a few refinements which allow it to stand up in its own right some pretty impressive horizon and sky effects. The addition of such items as a password system to access the higher levels and the fact that you can data-link two machines for a four-way competition also makes the game one of the most
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DECEMBER 1991 The action is pretty rapid, especially w hen you arc hammering around a series of downhill bends, and the feeling of tension as the clock counts to zero as you approach the next checkpoint is so immense. The only real criticism of the game is that it's pretty much a straight racing game. Sure there are lots of bells and whistles, but when you get down to the bare bones of the gameplay. It's just a foot to the floor Pole Position variant, albeit a very enjoyable one.
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Pegasus, the winged horse, is your trusty steed who will help you make your way through the five planes of existence and rid the ancient worlds of Satan's hold and his horde of abominations of nature.
Chan the Sorcerer had a vision of a brav e warrior on a winged horse traversing the five worlds to reach the ultimate goal: the defeat of Satan. Perseus, by some mystical coincidence, had a similar v ision, though in his dream, it is he who is the warrior riding Pegasus. Perseus Pegasus, the mighty winged steed of Greek legend, comes out to play in an allshooting, all-killing horizontal-scrolling shoot-em-up. The levels alternate between flying sideways and running along the ground.The thing is, you don’t get to ride the horse on the running levels, so why is the game called Pegasus?
Has travelled to Chan's castle, where the Sorcerer has prepared the magical winged- horse Pegasus, and distributed as much magic as he could across the four planes: Desert.
Swamp. Ice and War to help the two Pees along the way to the fifth plane. Hell.
Pegasus Reality The game is played on a horizontally-scrolling world, across the five planes. Each of the levels is split into five smaller stages. On each of these stages, there are two styles of play.
The first pan of each stage sees Perseus mounted on Pegasus, tlying through the air. In combat with various airborne nasties and some other creatures on the ground. The next pan of the stage has Perseus on foot, making his way through a barrage of Satan's mutants all w ith the sole intention of stopping Perseus in his tracks. Gameplay on both the stages is similar
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DECEMBER 1991 While you shoot the hordes of attacking mutants, you are rewarded with a crystal.
Collecting crystals entitles you to better weapons, an extra life, or more energy on the running stage, depending on how many you collect. This weapon upgrade and exchange is almost standard in games nowadays, to the extern that it is almost a cliche. What is peculiar is being able to upgrade to laser-like weapons, especially because this game's set in Greek mythology! Then again, the end-of- level guardians are pretty mean beasts, requiring some mega hefty fire-powcr to overcome them, so the power-up pulse lasers come in very handy... Level 11 and life's getting a little tougher. These
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Insanity The game can easily become tedious: progressing through the 50 levels reaps little reward, there is little incentive to carry on to reach the last plane: Hell (except to defeat Satan, of course). Even getting this far can be difficult. The game is not easy, and it doesn't help that the game is a bit monotonous, without much variation from level-to-level to keep you interested.
Thankfully. Pegasus does have a password facility, which every 10 levels (at the end of the current plane after you have defeated the relevant guardian) you are rew arded with, so you can continue plav at the world where your last game finished, w ithout driving you to absolute insanity having to start from the beeinnine.
Oceanic Graphically the game is nothing special, with colourful but uninspiring graphics. Character animation is good, with a nice flow, but the parallax scrolling is uneven, with an unpleasant jerky display, making the effect look quite poor. The sound is quite good though, at least on the introduction sequence where there is a pleasant piece of music. In-game sounds are restricted to sound effects although these are of a good standard.
It's a good game, but not very original - this particular game style has been around for years, and no doubt will continue to be. You could easily say 'seen it done it' - there is an ocean of similar games out there. The horizontal scroller format is very popular, and combining it with a platform-slyle game is novel, but not inventive enough to take this game up out of the mediocre.
Asam Ahmad O Pegasus Gremlin Graphics ¦ £25.99
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0650 Knights of It** not flying I'm scared of It's crashing!
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the Great War rages you can slowly climb the Ace ratings.
This has the double benefit of earning masses of medals and attracting the attention of the Jealous German pilots who hate to see an Allied fighter getting too good - It's bad for their insurance premiums!
W'-£ld4i © - OmtHti I'm ?!Yj) Simulations usually rely on the high-tech hardware they are mimicking for charisma. But here's a game that stars Fokkers and Sopwiths that has its own distinctive style.
Looking down on the muddy hell of the Somme is a sobering thought. Europe is killing itself 5.000 feet below and all that holds you aloft is a precarious plane made of nothing but plank and plywood. To add to the terror Richthofen, the Red Baron, is hunting down allied pilots in the early morning clouds. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Knights of the Sky recreates the air wars of
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Aces high It's late Spring, the Germans still rule the skies, but better Allied planes and more pilots are beginning to erode the Jerry's advantage.
You join the war as a young recruit with only a few flying hours logged, but ready to risk your life in ramshackle machines. The aim is to survive the war and to become an ace. The options that face you are simple: join the war straightaway, practice the various duties you'll perform at the front, go head-to-head against a chosen ace or hit the comms option and fly for fun against a friend.
Practice follows the well worn, and reassuring. MicroProse path. Different missions and levels of difficulty can be mixed up as you try your hand in all of the game's 20 planes.
It's here that the planes reveal their strange characteristics: foibles that you have to leam to live with. Jet jockeys will invariably try to pull high-G manoeuvres, tight turns and afterburning tricks only to find that primitive prop systems can't actually go ballistic. These planes have to be coaxed rather than flown, nursed into climbs and edged out of stalls. Try an Immelman turn here and you'll find out why the move was revolutionary.
The manual recommends that you try to fly the standard dogfight moves: trust them they know what they're doing. Stick with the program and you'll survive the first fight: rush straight for the front and you'll find that beautiful new flying jacket is full of holes. New tricks have to be learned and all the regular flight sim tricks have to be unlearned.
The Blue Max At the front line life is harsh - you can determine how harsh at the difficulty level stage - as day after day you are sent on missions to bomb, strafe and shoot down the dreaded Hun. The trouble is that they are trying to do the same to you.
The missions are varied enough to keep even ace killers happy: balloon busting, truck strafing, escort duty and air superiority each have their own tricks. Balloons are defended by triple A but rarely fighters, so the kill count will stay low but you'll slay alive. Strafing is barn-storming stuff, screaming in low and level, but continually risking ground hits.
Escort Duty is made tough because you have to keep pace with slower observation planes and try not to accidentally shoot them down.
Air Superiority is best for pushing up your ace rating, but because whole enemy wings can be encountered by a single plane, your Hying lifespan is not assured.
If you do massive damage to the German war effort you win medals and promotion, score five kills and you become an ace and a target for the second, deeper game motive. A war of egos rages between Allied and Gentian Pilots. The best front each side are feared by the many but sought by the lew'. As your as an ace in its own right. Enemies have lo be spotted and tracked, not locked on radar.
Waypoints arc still science fiction here, so pilots have to follow landmarks or compass for directions. These make the whole flying experience more of a game, forcing greater control and interaction.
Hunting down the enemy's crack pilots gives the fights a candid touch - was that red Eindekker really Richthofen? They force more into the 'betwccn-flights' section loo. The rewards aren't just medals, but the power to track down a vaunted foe. Li gives you something to shoot for other than personal glory.
Excellent 3D and static graphics ram home the message that this is the Amiga biplane sim.
The Sky reputation grows, so will the clippings ledger and gossip tally lhat tell you where to find the opposing aces. Some foolhardy aerial killers directly challenge Allied pilots to duels above a certain lown at a set time: high noon at 5.000 feel! Other, wiser, aces have lo be hunted down. These arc the richest rewards to heroic Knights: dogfights against the true greats.
Wings The Sopwiths. Eindekkers and Fokkers feel unnatural al first, but the simulation has been buill to be flown and not crashed. Knights is friendly lo the new pilot, allowing the fun of flight, bul removing the dangers of things like landings and armed opponents. Supporting these ‘cheats’ are logical key commands that make your flight w ith MicroProse a pleasure.
If you haven't got the courage, know-you or if you lack the skills to land, pilots on easier levels can simply employ the 'auto land' function which brings even the shakiest of pilots down to earth. If a plane is in the distance then a zoom is available - because it's not clever lo shoot down your own side - to scope out the other guy's colours before opening fire, even in pause mode!
121 The Red Baron Knights of the Sky has a fresh feel, unrestricted by all the techno jargon that surrounds the latest, supersonic flight simulations. It handles the flying well, creating a squadron of similarly dissimilar planes. None of them are brilliant, but some are very good. The lack of clutter up-front, though, is what marks it out While In flight training you can test drive any of 20 planes Knights of the Sky simulates.
This has to be the biggest donkey of them all, looking more like a pram than a plane. The best ones to test are the Fokker Eindekkers which the Red Baron flew.
When at war you only have the Allied planes to pick from and they're all duff until late 1918!
The flying is fun but slow, in terms of velocity not frame rate, and it’s all too easy to become disorientated. Knights' navigation is confusing. But then so was the real thing. Knights captures the First World War theme well, segmenting a story into the simulation.
DECEMBER 1991 Excellent 3D and static graphics ram home the message - this is the Amiga biplane sim. It can be an absorbing and thrilling aviation history lesson, but you have to find the period and subject interesting to make soldiering through the initial ‘duff plane and I'm lost' sy ndrome, worth it. Learn to fly one of these beauties, though, and you're guaranteed hours of testing dogfights to the death against some of flying's greatest heroes.
Trenton Webb Knights of the Sky MicroProse ¦ 00.99
• Standard MicroProse sim fare ic excellent 3D action!
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• Planes appear slow and the navigation eon- fusing to jet
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• Fight the great aces of the World War I in dogfight duels.
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ALL GAMES £19.95 SPOUTRO Cheetah £14.99 0222 867777 li looks weird and works well. Although il resembles a tacky novelty joy stick that self-destructs during the first heavy games session you shouldn't judge a joy stick by its easing, because this is a serious player's stick. The bug's cast from smooth plastic and a small stick that sits in the palm of your hand. The lever is on the Bug's back and can be manipulated with either your free hand or the thumb of the holding hand. The two fire buttons are at the front - forming the Bug's eyes - within easy reach of the fingers of the holding hand.
The Bug's tail is the lead to the computer and an autofirc sw itch sits behind the lever.
The Bug easily satisfies the basic joystick requirements of precise control and user comfort.
The light lever means that quick changes of direction can be made without fighting against springs. The sensible si e ensures every body, left or right handed, young or old. Can use it.
Bug out The si e and position of the firc-buttons ensures that quick shots can be squeezed out quickly without inducing the aches that are normally associated with palm-held joysticks. Annoyingly, though, the 'eyes' have been given eyelids for purely cosmetic reasons and these can chafe.
The details don't explain why the Bug's so good. It's accurate, easy to use and suits virtually every style of game. It excelled at Volfietl. Allow ing the swift rotation needed to escape the sparks.
Knights of the Sky stressed subtle movements, because these dated planes were prone to over react and that's what the Bug does best. In Units 2 it was essential that you knew where the stick was at all times, the Bug's good response passed its driving test. First Samurai was the stick's only failing and there it just didn't feel right, although il executed its duties well.
In nature hugs have a habit of transforming from creepy craw lies into something quite beautiful. The Bug joystick shares this trait. An attractive stick to look at and a good one to use: the Bug Try as lhey m|gh, the Mega Twi„s be cute. They feet too is the business. The adverts ask: "Are you immune?" And I must admit. I don't think I am. Remote from control, for the Intense play.
The last section of Screenplay is where we 'hold-the-back-page' while the charts come galloping in, plus make room for a few shortie reviews and a cute little insect... Spoutrotlt Mega Twins ™ The Bug 125 DECEMBER 1991 Here's a game that tries to be cute with every bite of its data, but it doesn't make the grade. All the constituent parts are there, strong single-colour sprites, a twee canoonv tale and a jangly tune, but these twins just weren't bom cute.
This is a platform-leaping, gct-close-and-kill-the-monsters-for- bonuscs son of game. The two young heroes, who can plav simultaneously, are on the trail of their parents' killers. This entails a levcl-by-level trial by nasties, which the two nippers have to survive.
Guardians sit at the end of each level and the the Tw ins must bash them, and their thralls, with little swords until they go 'poof. To help you out in dodgy moments are smart bombs that take the form of star showers and lightning storms.
These components are fine as are the story and the concept but the game just lacks soul. There's no direct tactile feel for the sprite, you can move them but there's no real sense of control. As a result the game feels remote, which is a cardinal sin for an arcade, so there's no sense of involvement. Strangely the not-so-cute Mega Inins initials are MT. w hich is just the way it feels.
DECEMBER 1991 LAST YEAR'S GAMES ......AF17 Indianapolis 500 Electronic Arts .....92% Killing Game Show Psygnosis 92% Lotus Turbo Esprit Challenge Gremlin . 89% Mean Streets US Gold .. 88% Paredroid '90 Hewson 88% Pang Ocean ..87% Betrayal Rainbird ...84%
Battlemaster PSS .....83% Wotfpack image Works ... 83% Cadaver Image Works 83% James Pond Millennium 81% Super Off-Road Racing Virgin .....80% The Spy Who Loved Me Domark .....80% Xlphos Jy Electronic Zoo .....80% O Gremlins 2 S Elite ...... 79%
S The Amazing Splderman ¦O Empire ...77% g Voodoo Nightmare “ Palace 75% _The Fool's Errand Miles Computing ..70% Torvak the Warrior Core Design .... 69% ManniK Millennium . 69% New York Warriors Virgin 65% Badlands Domark 46% LAST MONTH'S GAMES ..AF28 Flight of the Intruder Mirrorsoft .... 88% Midwinter II
MicroProse ...... 87% EH Ocean 85% Utopia Gremlin ..... 84% Magnetic Scrolls Collection Virgin .. 83% Their Finest Missions US Gold ....83% Silent Service 11 MicroProse 82% Stratego Accolade ......81% James Bond Collection
Domark ...73% Rolling Ronny Virgin .76% Boston Bomb Club Palace 74% Pltflg liter Domark .....60% Final Fight US Gold .60% Thundetjaws Domark ..51% Altered Destiny Accolade S4% Dark man Ocean 48% Zone Warrior Electronic Arts
.36% Magical History Score Alien Breed Team 17 £25.99 A simultaneous two-playcr Ikari Warriors' style blast.
Alien Breed takes a clean-up crew into a bug-infested space station. It all gels pretty messy from here on in with digitised screaming, swish graphics and lots of alien-bust- ing-through-floors type action.
The game focuses on two overhead heroes who are working their way around an Alien-infested space station.
Their aim is to clean up the whole place but this requires them finding keys, cash and ammunition.
This is certainly by far the best looking of any shoot out in this style, but some control problems ruin the glossy finish. In two-playcr mode the players can get jammed between doorways and forced into a combat comer where continual computer access is unavoidable. These faults are annoying but avoidable once you know them.
Team 17 have made a major move on the full-price scene and put many of the games currently on the market to shame. It does disappoint but only in terms of design, not ingenuity. It's the Team's first full-price project, though, and a solid debut into the gaming big league.
Tlirrican Kixx £7.99 One of the most fearsome platform blasts ever seen is out on budget. In Turrican you have to guide a sprite through five hostile landscapes collecting weapons and killing things. It's packed with hidden bonuses, but despite these interest flags in the later levels when the opponents get harder and the gameplay remains the same. For eight quid though this is a good, no-holds blast. If you want large scale arcade action check it out. Beware this game will cat into your evenings and weekends, it's real big.
Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo Hi-Tech £7.99 Remember when kids' cartoons were kids' cartoons and Scooby D«x ruled the roost. Then they recreated the scries with the ultimately annoying little geek Scrappy Do. It's never been the same since.
A jolly little collect-em-up. Scooby and Scrappy Do is a friendly, fun. Cartoon licence. Playing the two dogs you have to leap about a list of locations picking up munchies and other points, scoring bonuses. Various monsters get in the way and have to be killed or dodged. It stresses good close stick work and observant play.
The game’s tense by virtue of the speed of play. It's not difficult, you just get carried away w ith high-speed running and jumping routine. Scooby and Scrappy then up the difficulty - a bit - and life gets really interesting Scrappy Do is dogged with some rather iffy collision detection, but as this works in your favour it doesn't harm the game. As for the licence, the sprites look right but the play has little basis in the cartoon reality from whence it came. It s fun but disposable and I would have got a high score too - if it hadn't been for those darned kids.
7 Colours Infogrames £25.99 This is an absorbing colour-based puzzle test, but just lacks any real impact. A finely tuned, strategic balancing act where you have to dominate the game board with a single colour. It plays like Othello with seven different counters and a tough computer opponent. You start at opposite ends of a mulli-hucd board and build out from there. By selecting colours you gradually work to dominate the board and w in the round.
7 Colours is well put together but doesn't pull players in. Those seeking a quietly-taxing board-slyle game will love it - once you get into it. It's good - but folks who like action will be disappointed by the absence of pressure which is essential for this style of game.
SPOUTRO Millennium ... First Samurai ...91% Image Works ...91% Battle Isles UBI Soft .. ....90% Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Gremlin .. ...89% MiG-29 M Superfulcrum Domark ... . 89% Knights of the Sky MicroProse ...... .. 88% HelmdaM Core Design .
88% Turrtcan Kixx .. .. 88% Blues Brothers Titus . .. 86% Face-Off Krisalis .....83% Super Space Invaders Domark ..... ....82% Last Ninja 3 Svstem 3 ..... 81% Suspicious Cargo Magic Garden Electronic Zoo .....79% Outftun Europa US Gold .. 78% Allen
Breed Team 17 ...74% Votfied Empire ..72% Scooby Do and Scrappy Do Hi-Tech . 69% 7 Colours Infogrames ... 64% Pegasus Gremlin .. .. 61% Terminator 2 Ocean .... .....60% Mega Twins US Gold ...... 60% Jim - still all white This month's scores ¦ BUDGET CHART Jimmy While is still world champion, reigning ihe software world with an iron cue. After leaping straight in
at Number One last month he's held, on despite a stiff challenge from the Silent Submariners and Terminators.
Curiously the last game to take and hold the top spot so ferociously was Kick Off 2. Have Amiga game players got a sports fixation?
Nice try!
Domark have smuggled their Rugby title out from the coding ruck in time to benefit from the hysteria - well, mild interest - surrounding England's qualification for the Rugby World Cup finals. Unfortunately the game arrived too late for a full review, so check out Screenplay next month for the details. First impressions, though, arc good.
Go Bubble.
Hubble Bobble, the stunningly archaic, but stunningly good arcade classic is attacking the charts on two fronts. It's leapt straight into the K-) Return to Europe Anco £7.99 2(-) Bubble Bobble Hit Squad £7.99 3(-) Shadow of the Beast Sizzlers £7.99 4 -) Dragon Ninja Hit Squad £7.99 5(1) Full Contact Team 17 £9.99 «(-) Head Over Heels Hit Squad £7.99 7(2) TV Sports Football Mirror Image £9.99 i 8(6) Lombard RAC Rally Hit Squad £7.99 9(7) Fantasy World Dizzy Codemasters £6.99 10(-) Batman - The Movie Hit Squad £7.99 budget Top Ten and the full-pricc chart in the way of the Rainbow Collection
compilation - Rainbow Islands. New Zealand Story and Bubble Bobble. It's good to see pure gameplay doing so well, even if the graphics arc duff!
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In last month's review of Midwinter 2. Alias Flames of Freedom, we said the game was not hard disk installable. This was in fact a fib: you can install it on hard disk quite happily and it does improve the playability.
We thought you ought to know. The offending reviewer has now been sent to live on a small island off the coast of Africa where he will have to suffer the possible oppression of invaders from all over the place. But at least the sea's not fractal... DECEMBER 1991 Who killed the Intro page?
Where, oh where, you must have asked, is the Spintro page: the glossy Screenplay intro page that tells you where to find all the games? Current investigations indicate that it has been killed by one of these people:
(a) Trenton Webb. Er. Out to lunch.
(b) Frank Bartucca. Some Italian.
(c) Greg Ingham. The Slayer.
The first person to grass the villain up gets an AF T-shirt. So if you know who did the dirty deed and want Screenplay Intro back from the dead, write in identifying the culprit (a.b or c) to: It was Greg what did it.
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Fresh (well, relatively fresh) from the completion of the second Screenplay book, Maff Evans delves into the darkest corners of the mailbag to bring you another block-busting issue of.. Game Busters ...The Pulitzer, Booker and Nobel Prize for Literature can only be around the corner, but before it all goes to our Maff's head let's get on with some serious cheating and tipping.
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KILLING CLOUD VAXINE 137 DECEMBER 1991 If you think you're a bit of a hot-shot futurc-cop, who can handle that fiying-through-the-fog stuff, then why are you so wasteful with PUPs and nets.’ Well never mind all the various excuses for now. Just try this tip instead.
When the game comes up with the screen that asks you for a mission code, just type in: I KILLING. You should then be furnished w ith 28 PL'Ps and 28 nets. Now you can waste them as much as you want.
Philip Delaney.
Tavistock. I)e on SWITCHBLADE 2 It's a bit tough, this futuristic platform romp. If you don't feel confident enough to battle through the levels of your own accord then try this cheat.
When the title screen appears. Type in LEVEL and the number of the stage you want to start from. Want some more?
Well try typing CHROME instead of the cheat and you will find a secret sub-game.
Matthew Priestley.
Goudhurst. Kent We gave away this great game on the Coverdisk (check out Issue 24 from the back issues if you are lacking a copy) then you may be in need of a tip by now . Luckily enough we have one right here... Start the game as normal and type in WILDEBEESTE. Now you can use the following keys to skip levels: FI Advances one level F'2 Retreats one level F3 Advances 10 levels FIO Advance one level and you gain a bonus.
Ian Cushion, Wirral, Merseyside PANG We printed quite a few tips on this... ooh, way way back! I bet what you are all really after, though, is a cheat. Ah! Thought as much. Well try this one for size.
When the map screen appears, type in WHAT A NICE CHEAT (including the spaces). The map will turn purple and you are able to travel to any location in the world. Obviously to do this to the map you will have to finish typing the cheat before it disappears, so you've got to be quick!
Marianne Badiola.
Wandsworth, London Elvira - Mistress of the Dark The sequel is just around the corner, so it's time we put frustrated Elvira fans, having trouble with the original, out of their misery. Here is a solution with some maps to help you along.
1 DECEMBER 1991 THE SOLUTION Proceed towards the Souvenir Shop, collecting some hay from outside the stable on the way.
At the Souvenir Shop, take the large (not the small I shield and USE it. Once activated, the shield will remain in use until it is dropped or replaced with a larger shield.
Enter the castle and go to the Armoury.
Take the crossbow and obtain another weapon (a sword's best).
Then go to the Library and remember to take the magic book.
Go to the Kitchen. Take the honey with you from the pantry and mix it with the hay to make the Herbal Honey spell. USE the spell and it will allow you to recognise all the herbs in the Gardens.
Go upstairs and search the bedrooms for crossbow bolts, but don't go into the Vampire's room yet.
Go to the Garden Shed and collect the key. Hammer and silver cross. Also, collect magic ingredients (poppy maggots, etc) both there and along the way.
Leave the Garden Shed and go to the Herb Garden, collecting ingredients (mushrooms, etc) along the way. En route to the Herb Garden, take the opportunity to improve your bow skills by using the Archery Target until "message of improvement" is received. You will have to fight to enter the Garden, (hen open the Garden gate with the key you found in the Garden Shed.
Return to the castle and enter the Living Room to get the stake and more of the ineredients (fem. Etc).
Go upstairs and enter the Vampire's Room.
USE the stake and then take the vampire's dust and the crossbow bolts.
Go into the Blue Bedroom. Search all of the drawers to find a Bible. In the Bible is a prayer scroll. If you look around Upstairs, you'll find more crossbow bolls in some of the other rooms.
Return to the Kitchen and MIX as many spells as possible. If the cook is there, she must be destroyed. You need salt to do this, which is found in the Torture Chamber. When the cook is dead. Elvira w ill take her place in the kitchen. At this point, turn to face the dumb waiter. Give Elvira a Glowing Pride spell, then you can wait for her to get the FIRST KEY for you.
Go to the Meadow (outside the Herb Garden) and kill the falcon with the crossbow.
Take the SECOND KEY. The feather and retrieve your crossbow bolt.
Enter the maze and get the bird's egg.
Make your way towards the centre of the maze, but don't enter into any hand-to-hand combat with the maze creatures, what you must try and do is cither use the crossbow or magic spells to fight them, or avoid them altogether. Find the lily pond in the centre of the maze and take all all of the items.
Now here you will need to find the nest, which is nearby . The maze creatures are rather sneaky, notorious thieves, so any items that you might have had stolen from you along the way will be in the nest, so make sure you take them back! Elvira's lost ring can also be found in the nest. If there are 'eyes' in the nest when you arrive, simply cast a spell on the nest to destroy the remaining creatures.
Make your way back down the stairs to the Chapel and then insert Elvira's ring in the cross, then take (he prayer book with the Manticorc Hide inside.
Enter the Chamber that is under the altar in ihe C'hapcl and then face the Crusader Wall and USE the prayer scroll. Put the crown on the Crusader's head and take the holy sword, then USE it.
Go up to ihe battlements and fight until you meet the Grey Knight (an archer) who has another key. Fire a crossbow bolt at him and he will fall over the battlements into the moat.
Note the location of where he falls, because you'll need to find him in there later. At this point, you should return to the Castle to * ¦*
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(earwigs, caterpillars, etc) in the jail cells. Then go into
the Torture Chamber and lift the ring on the floor, but don't
touch anything else, just take the bones and the THIRD KEY
Enter the Catacombs and explore the various Burial Chambers.
Find the coffin containing the iron key and take it. In another chamber find the empty coffin and put the bones inside it. Remember that the other coffin in this room is the entrance to Ihe moat - but do not attempt to open this coffin until you have the iron key.
Return to the Torture Chamber and take ihe longs and then go to the Well Room. Be sure, though, to check that the well rope is in the 'Down' position.
Make your way back to the catacombs. If you meet the monster w ith the stone, slay him and take Ihe stone. Enter the Burial Chamber 139 DECEMBER 1991 LOCATION StaMw ..Dattlamaiati l (Hot la Wall) ...Backyard Path Carden Shad (Dead Card ana -, throat) .Chapal (Prayer Book)
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left the bones Now you can open the other coffin. The room w
ill flood, so swim down until you find a place to sw im up
(this is when ihe up arrow is highlighted). You should now be
in the bottom of the Well, so swim up for air or you will drown
Swim down again, and then towards the gnll at the other end of
the tunnel Unlock the gnll and enter the moat.
You then must find the slain Grey Knight and obtain the FOURTH KEY. Return to the bottom of the Well and go up and lake Ihe moss from the Well.
Go to the Foundry and lind the crucible in the woolen box and take it. Place the silver cross in the crucible which you then place in the fire to melt the cross. Dip a crossbow boll in the molten silver. Go back to the Kitchen and I'SE the tongs to take the hot coal from the fire and make your way to the Third Tower.
Light the cannon w ick w ith the coal which will then blow the Fourth Tower to smithereens.
Now make your way to the Stable and kill the werewolf with the silver bolt, enabling you Go to the Catacombs and find the stone impression on the floor (this is located at the 'Y' juncture in the passageway). Insert the stone key that you obtained from the monster into the impression, doing this will open a secret passageway. Enter the passage - but be sure you've taken all available health potions first! If you do meet Emelda's handmaidens, just remember that they can only be destroyed by using magic.
At the very end of the corridor. Emelda will confront you. If you do nothing, she will just drain your Life Force. All you have to do to kill her is simply place the Crusader’s sword in the pcntangle. Then USE the scroll that you found in the chest. Finally, stab Emelda to death w ith the dagger.
The quest will now be complete and you can sit back and enjoy Elvira's display of gratitude. Fnarr Fnarr!
Solution from Oscar Lindahl, Munka Ljungby. Sweden Maps from Adam Morley, Stoney Gate. Leicestershire to obtain the FIFTH KEY from behind the stone with the ring in the last stall. There is now only one key left to obtain: this you must lake from the Captain of the Guard.
Go to the Armoury and get the armour, but be sure to CONSUME strength potions before you put it on, otherwise you may be left immobile. Drop any unnecessary items and CONSUME dexterity potions. Enter the Captain's Room and attack the captain with magic to reduce his effectiveness. Use any magic that increases your hit points - Palmlight, Fingerlight. Demon's Brew, and anything else that will weaken him. Then defeat him by hand-to-hand combat. Take the bulletin off the Captain's bulletin board then take the SIXTH KEY. You should now have all of the keys.
Go to the destroyed tower (you know, the one you blew away with the cannon) and you will find a chest. Open the chest using the keys in the correct order (this can be determined by examining each key). In the chest you'll find a dagger and a scroll. Take them but do not use them yet.
Helping Hand A The column for those in-the-know: gamers who know the cheats, and those not-so-in-the- know: gamers who don't know the cheats. Mercs and Persian Gulf are the hit cheats... Round and Round Please could you include me in the Gamcbusters helpline. I dcsperalcly need a cheat or some passwords for Rotor Ian Robertson.
London Consider yourself int ituled Here are stone codes for the higher levels: 1- ;a ; 4-men 2-LIP 5-AWL 3 - SLY 6 - TNT If you want to gain act ess lo the battle computer then use the code PIT.
Caribbean Holiday I have recently bought a copy of Delphme s excellent Cruise for a Corpse and have reached a point where I can progress no further. I've searched everywhere and have only found a receipt for a bracelet and a note concerning a rendezvous at the bar Can you help me gel into the game in more depth?
Karl Yassallo.
Fakenham. Norfolk You've just got about all you can at this point, but it's what you do with the items that is important. Go to the bur and access your inventory Select the piece of paper you found in Karahoudjan' office and show it to the barman lie should give you Father Fabiani's prayer book, which you should search to find a letter. Once you've done that go to the dining room and chat lo the priest. Hope this gets you on the right track!
Deeper and Down I have a game called Infestation by Psygnosis and I can't get anywhere! I walk or fly about until I run out of Oxygen and die. Any chance of a cheat?
Dcrmot Corkey.
Uellast. Northern Ireland Not a cheat, but a hint. It seems like you’re missing the point somewhat. The idea is to get into the complex below the surface. To do this, find the terminal at about coordinates VO JO and enter the name KAI.
SOLAR. If you now go to the teleport at coordinates SofiO you can walk through in the direction of the arrows to enter the complex. The original Screenplay book has tips and a full set of maps Robot Neurosis Is there a cheat for Paradroid VO that will let me start from any ship you like, because it s a right pain starting from the second ship every time you reload.
Stephen ('reek.
Aylesbury. Buckinghamshire Sorry Stephen, but nobody here knows of any kind of cheat for Paradroid. I'm a fan of the game myself, so if anyone does know of a cheat, they could find themselves a voucher winner. Send those replies in now!
Anyway after a plea in Issue 27 for some Persian Gulf Inferno lips, here is a collection of hints from Christopher Latham in Derby Take it away Chris Putting Out Fires I take it that everyone can manage lo find the shotgun on floor seven, the key-eard on floor live and some amtno. Go down to floor one to collect the elevator card and then up to floor two. Go out of the first building and at the first stairway go up lo floor nine, where you find the first hostages. Go down two floors and turn leli. Keep walking and shooting until you reach the next stairway. When you arc here go down three
floors, then left, find the stairs and go up six floors lo door ten. Find the elevator card to the left and the hostages to the right.
To open the door, the key card from floor two is needed, but to save time for now just blow up the door using explosives. You will need the key card later, though! Hie hostages will tell you to go down four floors, then left and to find the lift. Go up a floor and search on the left for hostages. They tell you to go down four floors, then left, up two floors via the stairs, left again and in through the first door you come to. Here you will find Doctor Feelgood, who will patch you up and return your hits to zero. He will also tell you where lo find the girl.
Take the lift up seven floors, turn left to the stairway leading up and go to floor 14 to find the girl She will tell you that the bomb is on floor 17.
But you first need to find Professor Joe. Go down four. Left, find the other lift and up to floor 12. Gel the last elevator card then go up to floor 13 w here you will find Prof Joe. He will tell you to cut the GREEN wire. Take Ihc lift all the way up. Turn right and walk lo the last lift. Go up one to floor IK. Turn left and just hope that you've got enough ammo!
Keep walking left to the stairs, go down one floor and go through the door to find the bomb. Defuse it to win the game.
Congratulations Chris. Tluit should help Persian Gulf fans a lot!
Have Mercy!
I recently bought the US Gold game Mercs, but I keep getting killed. Can you suggest a cheat lo skip levels or give me infinite lives?
Ian Hadley.
Newport. Gwent Well there is a cheat of sorts, and it has been sent in by Robert Chattoe from Stafford. Unfortunately, to access it you have to be able to reach level five.
Once there, though, go to the very right of the screen - just before you reach the tank. There you will find a hedge blocking your way. So blast it until it explodes. Now you will be able lo enter a secret area packed with pick-ups. Including a clown's head Pick up the head lo be blessed with a mega-powerful weapon which kills everything on contact. That should make short work of the enemies!
Team Spirit After reading L Ellis' plea for help on Team Yankee.
A flood of letters have come in. Send units onc-to three to the left of the battlefield to cross the river and hit the first objective, making smoke as they go. Position unit four at the top edge of the woods on the lower-right to take out any Russians in the village. All enemy activity scents to take place on the nghl of the objectives, so if teams one-to threc move lo the right of the first objective they can pick off the enemies and go lo the second target.
This is where most people have problems! When it seems as if you've completed the mission, nothing happens. What you have lo do now is find the crossroads in the dead centre of the wood. Follow the road into the wood until you find the intersection and take out Ihc two enemy tanks. By then you should have completed the task.
Here We Go Again... A number of letters have come in asking for hints and solutions that have appeared from the following: Fantasy World Dizzy from Alex Pye. The Simpsons from Michelle Robinson. Dragons Lair II from CD Tipping. Gremlins 2 from Jonathan Man and Time Machine from Michelle Monay.
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Amiga Format OctaMED upgrades, 1* Amiganuts. KS 169 Dale Valley Road. (||jj|P J l(2u Hollybrook. Southampton S01 6QX. ) 9 4 Make your own beautiful music wish Version One of Shis complete, full featured song writing package, featuring eight channels of sound, full sample and sound editing and heaps more!
Srg r. T IrU Please note that OctaMED is copyright ot Amiganuts. You are allowed to make a backup copy, but you must not pass copies of the program on to anyone else.
IT'S ONLY A START... Great though OctaMED Is. There is a new version available which has a number ot improvements. We've arranged a special price for anyone who wants to upgrade to version 2. All you have to do is send back your OctaMED Coverdisk with a postal order or cheque tor £10 (no credit cards accepted) to this address: All you budding musicians can now get started in creating Amiga music using the OctaMED program on our Coverdisk. It may be tricky at first, so here's Maff Evans to give you a rather gentle introduction to the charms of eight-track Amiga tunes.
ON ER THE PAST couple of years Amiga Format has been saying how easy it is to get into music using your machine, but the fact is that you still have to get hold of the programs to do it. Well we've come to the rescue by supplying you with your own copy of the latest Amiga music-creation system. OctaMED.
The program is basically an eight-track version of the highly succesful MED. Using this system you can play up to eight internal instruments at the same time, a feat which is pretty impressive seeing as the Amiga only has four sound channels. This has been achieved by taking the data from two tracks and playing them out through one Amiga channel. This lakes some pretty hefty processing power, so the sound quality may not be quite as clear as some four-track systems. OctaMED contains stacks of features, which may be confusing if you're new to Amiga music. Never mind!
What we're going to do here is show you how to create a simple tune, which should show you how some of the basic functions operate.
You can then use this knowledge to create your own masterpieces. We can't hope to tell you how all the functions work on these pages, but you can read the doc files on the disk for a full set of instructions. These explain in detail the theory behind the program along with detailed information on all the features.
GETTING STARTED Power-up your Amiga and insert the OctaMED disk. When the intro screen appears, press the left mouse button to load the Workbench. Click on the OctaMED icon to open a window , then select the left-hand icon to load the program.
This tutorial should give you a taster of the delights that OctaMED can offer. If you want more information, then read the documents in the Docs drawer of the disk. It may be worth printing them out I if you can) so that you've always got a set of instructions to work with).
If you reckon that you've created a masterpiece that others should hear, then why not stick them on a disk and use the OctaMED player to create a jukebox? We'd be interested in hearing what you've done, so send them in to us at the usual adress (mark your letters OctaMED Masterpieces). Have fun!
The OctaMED Screen O £ O' UJ CO The screen is taken up by six areas, which are used to display the various editing panels: Main Control Panel LU U LU Q TILES Ml sc This is where the main program options are selected. By calling up the required panel trom the options menu, you can edit the various song parameters, move and copy blocks and load and save song and sound data.
The Options Menu This contains a series of buttons which call up the file selectors, the play screen, the instrument editor, the block manipulator the MIDI panel, the colour editor and the pattern editing options.
This is where the current block, edit, song and sound Information is displayed. To change numbers, you click with the mouse button on the actual digit you want to change. The left mouse button advances by one and the right mouse button steps back one.
Main Display Select This is where most of the song creating work takes place. You can switch the display between the main note editing screen, the sample editing page and the sound storage library window.
Realtime Note Display Edit Window This is where the serious stuff happens. This can display the note editing screen, the sample editor or the sound library and is pretty much the main work area.
This displays a series of level meters to show the notes being played. The bars portray the pitch, channel and volume of the notes being played, making it easy to spot which notes are being triggered at a particular time.
As well as giving you something pretty to look at while the notes are played, this enables you to spot whether sounds and notes are working properly, so that you can isolate problems within the song quickly and easily rather than having to scan the tracks note-by-note until you find the offending glitch.
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Step to the Beat Follow these (fairly) simple steps to produce
an OctaMED masterpiece in hardly any time at all.
The Display Options MAIN NOTE EDITING AREA llstrinul This is all the note placing and editing on a block takes place. The window displays a grid of either four or eight tracks (depending on what mode you're in) with each track being shown as a vertical column. As well as columns to show the note data, there are also columns containing special commands such as volume change, pitch bending and effects.
However, these are rather complex and could be very confusing to the OctaMED beginner. To learn obout these special commands you’ll have to read the doc files, which contain detailed descriptions of the commands available.
THE SAMPLE EDIT WINDOW This is one feature which puts OctaMED head-and-shouiders above other budget music programs. The Sample Edit window pretty much acts as a dedicated piece of sampling software. Using this screen you can record samples (using your own hardware) then edit and tune them to use in a song. Since it samples and stores sounds straight into the right format, you can be sure that they will work properly in your song. The features included on the panel are pretty comprehensive. In fact some of the functions found here could rival a few of the full-priced sampling programs!
Although OctaMED is mainly used to play songs using internal samples and MIDI instruments, you can also use the Amiga's sound chip to create synthesiser sounds. These have a few benefits over samples, such as sound quality and low memory usage, but you can only use them in certain situations. You can also combine samples and synth sounds to create what are termed ’Hybrid' sounds. Try using the Synth edit panel to create your own sounds. If you come up with some interesting ones, it may be worth releasing them into the Public Domain for other OctaMED users to include in their songs.
9 Now you want to create a simple pad fill to ¦ add some variety. Select OrchHit as the instrument, move to position 046 on track four and press the left square bracket (next to p). Switch the instrument to Cordpiano and move to position 014 on track five. Select EDIT from the Options Menu, set SPC to two and turn SPC on. Type Del zz to enter the piano line. Switch instruments to Strings8, move to position 014 on track six and type Del w. That's the pad fill finished, so now you're just about ready to construct the song.
5 Select BLOCK from the Options Menu and ¦ click on TRKS: 8 to work in eight track mode. Go to the Display column and click on the top button (with the rows ot dashes) to bring up the note editor, then select EDIT from the Options Menu. Set the value next to SPC as two and click on ’SPC’ to highlight it. Make sure Monobass is selected, then move the cursor (using the cursor keys) to the top of track zero and press Esc.
Ithe first step to creating your song is to ¦ prepare some instruments. To save time we'll use a set of sounds that were used on one of the demo songs. Click on DFO: in the file window on the top left to load the directory, then select the Demos drawer and click on SchannelDemo. Click on LOAD:SONG to load it into memory.
THE SOUND LIST PAGE If you use the program a lot you'll soon end up with a fairly extensive collection of synthesiser sounds and samples. This could get pretty confusing. So at some point later on you'll no doubt want to organise them properly. This page allows you to set up a simple sound database', so that you can find the instruments you want to use with the minimum of fuss.
This saves a lot of messing around looking through directory after directory on a huge stack of similar-looking disks, which is time that could be better spent actually writing a piece of music.
2 Click on MISC in the Options Menu, then ¦ select CLEAR SONG ONLY and CONFIRM it. This will clear all the notes from memory, but will leave the instruments intact, giving you a bank ot sounds to use. The next step is to adjust the Instruments to the needs ot the song, which means altering a couple ot the samples.
3 Click on SMPED in the Display Select col- ¦ umn to bring up the sample editor. You should have Strings8 accessed, which is a looped sound. Click anywhere on the sample waveform with the right button and hit the LOOP=RANGE button on the panel under the waveform. This will stop the whole sound from looping.
4 Call up the Monobass sound and set a bit ¦ more than the last half of the waveform as a range with the right mouse button. Click on CUT, then go to the value windows next to the Change Volume button and enter the values 100 1. Select the last quarter of the waveform as a range and click on the Change Volume button.
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click on NEW BLOCK three times to create three empty blocks.
Click on BLOCK: COPY and select block 001 by clicking on the last digit of the 000 in the second box on the strip at the top of the Edit Window. Click on BLOCK: PASTE to put the data into the block, then move to blocks 002 and 003. Using BLOCK: PASTE to hammer the data across these blocks as well. You now have four identical blocks in memory, so now you want to strip out data to break up the song.
6 Now you are ready to start entering notes.
¦ This is done via the Amiga's keyboard, with the keys corresponding to a piano arrangement.
Type vwvgvw to enter the basic bass line. Click on SPC to turn spacing off then type at positions
20. 23. 26 and 29. Click on RANGE and click and drag with the
right mouse button on the main display to highlight notes
000 to 014. Click on COPY, move the cursor to position 32 and
hit PASTE.
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Using the right- hand mouse button, drag across the Edit Window to highlight all the tracks except track zero (the bassline) as a range, then hit CLEAR to erase the data on them. Go to block 001 and use the same process to clear tracks one. Two and three, but leave the other tracks alone. Next go to block 002.
Range tracks two, three and four and CLEAR them.
Now to all the separate blocks have been defined, it s time to put them in order.
7 Select Hihat2 as your next instrument and ¦ move the cursor to the top of track one.
Type . :* ; u Dei u Dei j Dei uuu.
Now that the hihats are done, time for the basic rhythm. Select Bassdrum2 as your instrument and move to the top of track two. Click on EDIT in the Options Menu, set the SPC to four for a longer gap and click on the SPC button. Type to enter the bass drum pattern.
T Select PLAY from the Options Menu.
M then click on INS (on the left of the panel) six times. Click on the down arrow to move one step down the column and click on the + button at the top ot the panel to make the number 01.
Repeat the process so that the column reads 00 01 02 03 03 03 03. Click twice on the left arrow next to the right-hand slider of the PLAY window to set the right speed, then hit PLAY: SONG. You might recognise the track which plays, so If you do why not write and tell us what you think?
8 Move back to the top of the track and select ¦ Popsnare2 as an instrument. Turn off SPC and type at positions 004 and 014. Move to track three and type y at position 010. Click on RANGE on the Option Menu and use the right mouse button to set notes 000 to 015 on tracks one. Two and three as a range. Click on COPY, move the cursor onto track 001 and PASTE the range at positions
016. 032 and 048. That’s the drum track finished!
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else can this OctaMED thing do then?
Well as you've seen it can be used to easily manipulate sounds and create a tune, but there are some pretty advanced features in there for you to use. Here is a brief run down of the functions available to you.
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options. Along with setting up the octave to play the song
in. Activating the tracks and organising the way notes will
he entered into a block. You can switch the editing on and
off. Move around the Edit Window and set the note spacing,
all from this panel.
MISC 8 R ROD PATHS REH PATHS CLEAR ALL 8 5 H+B MB- OPEN CLOSE CLEAR S0N6 ONLY 8 w JUMP: OFF ITN E3 QUIT 00 SAVE PREFS S2FST D£P2 4 CONFIRM 4 FILES SVNTH SHPED SLIST Babylon lotus.doc lotus,doc,bak octaiwd.doc This is the Volume section and is pretty much the 'mixer' page. On this panel you can set ihe overall volume of a song along with the relative volume of each track.
VOL.* HER Uy FILTER Q| QJI ? 0EL 1CH STOP PLAV SONG I INSjgjJ PLRVIN6 PLAV BLOCK D 146 CONTINUE SONG CONTINUE SLOCK MIDI LOCAL CTRL: NIDI WlMl 1 2 3 A 5 G 7 M 1111213*1111 ON OFF NIDI PRFS«:f MIDI RESET RESET P8«PRES SEND SYNC EHT SYNC DECEMBER 1991 HIDI ACTIVE INPUT Ql CHANNEL READ: KEV-UP VOLUNE FLUSH * LI TYPE: 2 SVNTH HYBRID VOL: (4 48 BLOCK TRACK CUT BLOCK: CUT EXPRNO PI COPY PRSTE SNAP LINES: 4 ? * » RANGE: This is the panel where the options for organising the playing of your song and the individual blocks is. From here you can also set up which blocks lo play in which order along with
the overall speed of the track All you have to do is use INS lo stick blocks into the song stack and use the + and - buttons lo set the number of the block to be played in the relevant position.
INSTR 3188 riLES JUMP 1ST « » LAST TRANSPOSE Holft’E REP BEfcflM PL6V V0L FLUSK 4 LORD 4 L.U. Si" + DECAY IREP LEPCj This is where all the data used with the program is loaded and saved, including song tiles along with separate sample and instrument data. After you've constructed a song you can save it out as a ‘Module*. This is a song file which can he played by the OduMEl) player I which is also included on the disk) rather than having to load up the main editing program. You can then distribute the tunes between your friends, so that they can hear the tunes even though they don't have
OcniMED PLAY NEH BLOCK HEN HERE DELETE LR5T DELETE THIS SPLIT JOIN EqjT R6|)qE SL1ST Thi*» window allows you lo scl up how mam tracks your block will use. As well as providing option* lor copying, cutting and pasting data from one block to another.
This is extreme 1 useful in creating bliK'ks u use in your song, since you can create a new block and cop all the data ou need to it before editing the notes.
The Instrument Panel. On this panel, you can load sounds, specify what kind of sounds you wish to use and edit them to y our requirements. There are three types of sound available to you - samples, synth sounds and Hybrids' (which are basically a combination of samples and sy nth sounds). You can set the form of the sound, how it is played, transpose its key and change its volume. This allows you to adjust the sounds so that they lit your track perfectly.
15T5 SPEED: 833 84 INSTR HIDI SVNTH BLOCK TRANS SHPED EDIT RANGE SLIST HISC PLAV VOL INSTR HIDI SVNTH BLOCK TRANS SHPED EDIT RANGE SLIST TILES HISC PLAV VOL INSTR HIDI SYNTH TRANS SHPED COPY PR5TE SNAP TRKS: 4 0 12 16 fflEffil HIDI SVNTH BLOCK TRANS SHPED EDIT RANGE SLIST SHRINK INS.L. DELL. DEL BUFF 1 2 3 R IliC AFFECTS BLOCK TRACK SEL.TRK5 RANGE INSTR:!!! CURR E1LES 1 k :-- D| »U llf|| INSTR: NOTE:1 24 1 2* OCT* OCT* ™ L OEL8H«8 i™oJ.,. block BiEna SHPED TEXT: EDIT RANGE SLIST The Transpose Page. If you've created a complex sequence and you want to shift whole sections of it up or down in
pitch 10 create chord progressions, here's where you do it. You can select which areas to transpose, how much to shift them bv and store notes on the actions (just in case you don't remember what you were up to).
RANGE SVNTH ¦m EDIT RANGE SLIST If you have MID equipment such as a drum machine, synthesiser or sampler, you can also use them via OctaMED. Using this panel, you can set up which channels you want to use as well as controlling the MIDI modes to use on a particular piece.
TRANS II_ Using this panel, you can copy whole tracks or phrases and copy or move them all over the place. Therefore you can simply write a short phrase and repeat it by selecting it. Copvine it and pasting it in to a new position.
This is basically the 'overall options page' of the program (much like a Preferences screen). From here you can clear songs, wipe note information or even alter the screen colours, allowing you to start w ith a fresh sheet on a customised set-up.
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Why? Well, first they gave Amiga Format readers the chance to win a fabulous day flying a multimillion pound airliner simulator (winners on Page 250 of this very issue). And now they've offered us some items from their brand-new range of hip hi-fi gear free and for no money, giving you the chance to win them. Failure on all major logic circuits, no?
Well, of course not. It's just that they are more than a little bit pleased with the success of their new CM8833 Scries 2 monitor (you know, the smart-looking one with the stereo sound that's probably the best-selling monitor for the Amiga). Anyone who's bought one over the last couple of months has got a free copy of MicroProse's top flight simulator F-19 Stealth Fighter with it and the offer has been so successful that Philips are planning to continue it over Christmas, so you haven't missed out yet.
Pleased as punch with themselves. Philips arc celebrating by giving away some excellent hi-fi prizes. The lucky winner of this competition will win a smart new £500 midi hi-fi system and three runners-up will get a £200 personal CD player each. Fancy that? Get your entry in... THE QUESTIONS 1 Which company makes the F-19 Stealth Fighter game?
A MicroProse b US Gold c Mirrorsoft 2 Which company makes the CM8833 series 2 monitor?
A Kelloggs b Boots c Philips 3 Which company makes the F-l 17A Stealth Fighter?
A General Dynamics b McDonald Douglas c British Aerospace THE WAY TO WIN All you have to do to get your chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes is to work out the answers to the three easy questions above, then write them down on the back of a postcard or a stuck-down envelope along with your name, address and telephone number. Whack it in the post addressed to ‘Philips Musical monitors Compo'. Amiga Format. 29 Monmouth Street.
Bath BA1 2DL and make sure it arrives by Friday December 13. Not too difficult, huh?
THE RULES The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No cash or other alternative prizes will be offered, but if necessary we may substitute the prizes offered for others of a similar specification and value. But it's pretty unlikely. Employees of Future Publishing or Philips arc not allowed to enter, nor is anyone who is a member of the George Formby fan club.
Do you feel lucky? You could win yourself this year's hippest hi-fi kit, the Philips AZ9712 midi system worth £500, or one of three run- ners-ups prize of a fantastic AZ6817 personal portable CD player worth £200... ...and all because the lady loves getting a free copy of F-19 Stealth Fighter with her CM8833 Series 2 monitor!
THE WORLDS CARTRIDGE IS NOW WITH A
• SAVE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM IN MEMORY TO DISK Special compacting
techniques enable up to 3 programs to fit on one disk. Now
saves directly to disk as Amiga Dos - reloads independently of
the cartridge • even transfer to hard drive! Works with up to 2
Megs of Ram - even 1 Meg Chip Mem (Fatter Agnus).
SUPER POWERFUL TRAINER MODE - now with DEEP trainer. Even better than before - allows you to generate more or even infinite lives, fuel, ammo. Perfect as a Trainer Mode to get you past that impossible" level. Easy to use.
• IMPROVED SPRITE EDITOR The full Sprite Editor allows you to
view modify the whole sprite set including any "attached1'
sprites. PLUS A RANGE OF IMPROVED FEATURES.
• VIRUS DETECTION Comprehensive virus detection and removal
features to protect your software investment. Works with all
presently known viruses.
BURST NIBBLER.
Now this super disk copier program is built into Action Replay Mk III. Just imagine a superfast, efficient disk copier program at the press of a key • no more waiting.
• SAVE PICTURES AND MUSIC TO DISK Pictures and sound samples can
be saved to disk. Files are saved directly in IFF format
suitable for use with all the major graphic and music packages.
Samples are displayed as screen waveform.
PAL or NTSC MODES SELECTABLE • Useful for removing ugly borders when using NTSC software.
(Works only with newer Agnus chips).
• SLOW MOTION MODE Now you can slow down the action to your own
pace. Easily adjustable from full speed to 20% speed. Ideal to
help you through the tricky parts!
• RESTART THE PROGRAM Simply press a key and the program will
continue where you left off.
• FULL STATUS REPORTING At the press of a key now you can view
the Machine Status, including Fast Ram, Chip Ram, RamDisk,
Drive Status, etc.
• POWERFUL PICTURE EDITOR Now you can manipulate and search for
screens throughout memory. Over 50 commands to edit the picture
plus unique on screen status "overlay'' shows all the
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JOYSTICK HANDLER • allows the user to select Joystick instead of Keypresses • very useful for many keyboard programs.
• MUSIC SOUND TRACKER With Sound Tracker you can find the
complete music in programs .
Demos,etc. And save them to disk. Saves in format suitable for most track player programs. Works with loads of programs!!
• AUTOFIRE MANAGER From the Action Replay III preference screen
you can now set up autofire from 0 to 100%. Just imagine
continuous fire power?
Joystick 1 and 2 are set separately for that extra advantage!
MANY MORE INSTANT CLI COMMANDS like Rename, Relabel, Copy, etc. IMPROVED RAM EXPANSION SUPPORT.
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• DISK COPY Disk Copy at the press of a button - faster than Dos
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No need to load Workbench - available at all times.
• DISKCODER With the new 'Diskcoder'1 option you can now tag'
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being loaded by anyone else. Tagged' disks will only reload
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SET MAP - allows you to Load Save Edit a Keymap.
• PREFERENCES Action Replay III now has screen colour preferences
with menu setup. Customise your screens to suit your taste.
Very simple to use.
• DISK MONITOR Invaluable disk monitor - displays disk
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PLUS IMPROVED DEBUGGER COMMANDS including Mem Watch Points and Trace.
IMPROVED PRINTER SUPPORT• including compressed small character command.
PLUS A MACHINE CODE FREEZER MONITOR WITH EVEN MORE POWER!!
MORE FEATURES INCLUDING 80 COLUMN DISPLAY AND 2 WAY SCROLLING...
• Full M68000 Assembler Disassembler • Full screen editor •
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• Jump to specific address • Show Ram as text • Show frozen
picture • Play resident sample
• Show and edit all CPU registers and flag • Calculator • Help
command • Full search feature
• Unique Custom Chip Editor allows you to see and modify all chip
registers - even write only registers! • Notepad
• Disk handling - show actual track, Disk Sync, pattern etc. •
Dynamic Breakpoint handling
• Show memory as HEX, ASCII, Assembler, Decimal • Copper
Assemble Disassemble - now with suffix names REMEMBER AT ALL
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- INVALUABLE FOR DE-BUGGING OR JUST THE INQUISITIVE!
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PICTURES FROM MMW VIDEO CAMERA WCM
• Completely newly designed interface that plugs into the
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the Amiga 2000.
• Standard phono video input 0.5 to 2.0 volts to take signals
from TV, video or camera.
• Control brightness, contrast and throughport on A500 version.
• Frame grab in 1 50 second, record update up to 3 frames per
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• Single or continuous update in 4, 8 or 16 grey levels.
• Play frames backwards or forwards up to 15 frames per second.
• Save Raw, IFF or sequence files.
• Automatically adjust for maximum number of frames according to
memory available.
• Display 256 x 256 pixels, but optional 320 x 256 IFF Save.
Screen editing features Cut, Copy, Brush, Paste and Undo. Effects menu to reverse pos neg, compress, etc.
• Second display editor controls sequence production: Record,
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• Set start and end position number of frames saved, number
frames, step backwards and forwards, loop, etc. Time lapse
feature adjustable in 1 second increments to 1 hour between
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Ideal for capturing flowers opening, sky movements, special effects, etc.
• Separate player programs included to insert into your own
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• Please state A500 or 2000 version when ordering.
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• Surface mount technology, twin A D converters for realtime
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• Optical system counting - 500 mm.
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• Now an Internal Interface for the Amiga 2000 and 1500.
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• Also compatible with most other I’D Sampler software.
• Inputs for microphone or line
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• Utilises latest surface mount technology and incorporates all
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GOLDEN IMAGE OPTICAL REPLACEMENT MOUSE
• Incorporating full optical tracking and counting - no ball so
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• High count output for very line movement.
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• Direct replacement for all Amigas.
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• Unmatched range of edit capture facilities and keyboard control
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• An easy to handle Handy Scanner featuring 105 mm scanning width
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• Adjustable switches for brightness contrast levels.
• Powerful partner for DTP that allows for cut and paste editing
of images etc.
• Geniscan gives you the ability to easily scan Images, text and
graphics and even offers 200Dpl Dual Scan Mode.
• Save images in suitable format for most leading packages
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• Package includes GS4500 scanner. Interface.
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• The Genitizer fits in the serial port of your Amiga
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• Unlike a mouse, the Tablet gives absolute co-ordinates so that
tracking and menu selections are possible from the tablet face.
• A pressure sensitive switch built into the stylus tip activates
the Tablet overriding the normal mouse input. When you are not
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• Complete system - Graphics Digitizer Tablet, Stylus, Deluxe
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• The Genitizer Graphics Tablet utilises latest technology to
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• Complete 9" x 6" digitizing area plus super accurate stylus
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The ins and outs of expanding an Amiga revealed in this month’s Amiga Shopper.
BUMPER 172-PAGE ISSUE OUT NOW X-BACKUP PROFESSIONAL The essential package for all your BACK-UP needs!
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AVAILABLE NOW ONLY £39.99 PLUS £1.00 POSTAGE AND PACKING 1988 COPYRIGHT ACT. Siren Software neither condones nor authorises the use of its software for the reproduction of copyrighted software. The facilities offered by X-BACKUP Pro are intended to back up users own software, PD Software & other such programs where permission had been given. It is illegal to make copies of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder.
X-BACKUP PROFESSIONAL IS THE BEST, GUARANTEED OUR GUARANTEE:- At time ol purchase, if you can find a program that is more powerful than X-BACKUP PRO we will refund your money.
Ordering X-BACKUP PROFESSIONAL Name Access Visa orders can be placed by telephoning 061 724 7572. For mail order, fill in the order form and send with a cheque or postal order to: ..... Siren Software, Wilton House, Bury Rd., Radcliffe, Manchester M26 9UR. Jpik ELECTRONICS KIT The business end of the system is a kind ol 'breod-boord' circuit- board affair and a heap of electrical components, just like a traditional home- electronics kit. The difference is, the board interfaces to the Amiga, allowing programs to control the board ond vice versa.
Techno Amiga Electronic experiment kit ¦ £99 ¦ CatusAB of Finland All tins potential is backed up by excellent manuals, full of ideas and suggestions as well as lots of information presented in an entertaining and friendly way. They also cover a lot of theory, from diodes and capacitors to resistors. Transistors, current flow. Ohm's law... there’s the whole basics of electronics in there.
All in all. Techno Amiga is an excellent alternative to the traditional electronics or chemistry kit as a present for an Amiga-own- ing youngster, as well as having great potential for use in physics or science lessons at Amiga- equipped schools. It's the most inventive use of the Amiga w e' v e seen in a long time. 'Zi DECEMBER 1991 ALARM I'on Ml _Q§ M L*l ??
Heat sensor and another program which can measure temperatures. And there's also a highly amusing piece of kit called a Triac.
The Triac plugs into the mains and then you can plug any thing that runs off the mains into it. When you activate a switch on the Techno circuit board it can turn on the Triac.
Switching on whatever you've got plugged in.
Here's an example. A hairdryer is plugged into the Triac and pointed at the heal sensor.
You run the temperature program, setting it to switch off at a certain level. Then you switch on the hairdryer, which runs and heals the heat sensor until your temperature is reached, then switches off automatically . You can also set a level of warmth at which the hairdryer will sw itch back on. So it keeps the heat sensor at a temperature between the two levels. It's a great demonstration of a thermostat.
That's just a brief look at some of the things Techno Amiga can do: there's a whole lot more too. But the great thing about it is that Techno Amiga speed • • • • All the software Is slick and effective. In the style of quality PO plus a bit.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • The three books are useful, amusing, concise and accessible: absolutely ideal.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • The set-up ot tho board and Interface Is a little finicky, but everything else is a doddle.
FEATURES • • • • • The range ot the programs and electronic components included is as much as you could need.
VALUE • • • • The only slight quibble Is the price, which looks high next to toy shop home-electronlcs kits.
TECHNO AMIGA is available from HB Marketing Tel: 0753 686000 90% ELECTRONICS IS A STRANGE subject It's so useful to know a little bit about and many of us wish we'd paid attention at school, but from a physics textbook or a poor science teacher it can be so deadly dull that the majority of us leave school unable to w ire a plug.
On the other hand, it can also be stacks of fun. So much so that home electronics kits are popular in toyshops and become a training ground for kids to become boffins, radio hams or. Dare we say it. Computer fiends in later life It's this 'fun quality' of the subject that Techno Amiga is intended to encourage, and it does so in an original and highly enjoyable way. The system has three main elements: a kind of clear plastic circuit board with an interface to the Amiga: a bunch of clectncal components and w ires of different kinds: and three disks containing a great variety of programs to be
run on the Amiga.
At its simplest, all the electronic gubbins acts only as switches to control the software that's running on the Amiga. The circuit board is basically just a clear piece of plastic full of holes, into w hich you stick a load of springs.
Later these springs will be used as clips to hold electrical components, but for now you use pairs of them to complete a circuit, or in other words to act as a sw itch.
When the switch is closed, the fun starts.
The first of the many programs you're likely to w ant to try is one that plays loud and amusing noises when a sw itch is closed. This basic idea leads on to all kinds of different ideas, all backed up by a comprehensive set of suggestions. Projects and technical explanations in the amusing and highly informative manuals.
For instance, attach a couple of wires lo the two sides of your switch and there's a number of fun projects to explore. One demo involves holding the two wires side by side and cutting them with a pair of snips: when the metal doing the cutting completes the circuit, a loud 'Boingl' noise emanates from the speakers.
Another example is creating a burglar alarm, in which case any break in the wires will produce a sound. Then you can move on to making your ow n switches out of cardboard and tinfoil and perhaps - if you're of a mischievous inclination - putting them under seats to make an appropriately rude noise when someone sits down.
It only gets more interesting from there on in as you start lo use the other electrical components in the kit. For instance, there's a photo sensor which you can use as a light-activated switch: hide it in a box so that it sets off the Amiga when the box is opened. Then there's a Have you ever wished you knew more about electronics? Here's a new system for education in schools, for experimentation at home, or just for fun, which can teach you a few things. Damien Noonan discovers how enjoyable it can be.
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Not another 3D modelling package you cry... but this one is different. It eve has parallel universes. Brian Larkmai explores some separate realities in... Draw4D 3D Modelling and Animation Package El99.95 ¦ ADSPEC The user interface is a standard affair: menus at the top, toolbox on the right and a working area covering most of the screen. Menus are colour-coded, to help vou distinguish the various features. The icons are a bit obscure: a good diagram of the toolbox in the manual would help.
Having started with the bad news, let's get on with the good - and that is nearly all of the package. The working area can be quickly toggled between X.Y, and 7.
Axis views and the viewpoint can be rotated in real time.
DECEMBER 1991 The level of zoom and perspective varies using the cursor keys. Although this method of control is not as intuitive as the mouse-based system of Caligari it is sensible, especially if you have lots of memory and an accelerator. Amazingly, these controls even work while an animation preview is playing. Once set. The viewpoint can be recorded and reverted to at any time.
You can use polygons with any number of sides. The real power-tool of object construction is the 'Make An Arc' tool. Up to lh different radii can be set so an almost infinite number of fluted, star, cog, cam, or flower-shaped polygons can be created.
Not quite as useful as Imagine'* Forms Editor: but almost.
Your initial shape can then be changed in a w hole variety of ways. The polygon can be swept' to make a sphere, a torus, or a lathed object, like a wine glass. An offset can be added (to produce a spiral staircase, for example) or the polygon can be resized during the sweep to make shells and horns. Whole objects can then be swept as well to produce a repeating apttern of shapes.
DRAW4D PRO Is available from Surface UK 081-566 6677 Price El 99.95 currently, but a drop in price is expected imminently.
Polygons can be pulled out in a straight line; distorted in one axis with 'Swell'; or as a pipe' along a path. This last method allows fancy architectural mouldings to be constructed with relative ease.
Once objects are created they can be 'Slanted' in various ways and ’Stretched', both normally and with 'Magnetism', so that sculptural, 'plastic' deformations can be produced. These tools would be much more usable if they worked in real time.
Any number of polygons or objects can be multiple selected and moved, sized, rotated and grouped together. Multiple levels of grouping are not allowed. This is a pain if parfs of an object overlap.
What causes this problem is the unique way it treats polygons. In a complex shape, every polygon is a separate object with its own points and sides, none of which are shared with the adjacent polygon. This makes for very flexible objects but uses up lots of memory.
One possible answer is to 'Meld' objects. In effect this is another level of grouping, though in fact it turns all of the melded polygons into one. Melded objects can still be grouped with other ones, as well as stretched, coloured, texture mapped and 'un-melded': they take up less memory and are quicker to move.
Another way of solving the memory problem is to construct each object separately and save it ungrouped. If a grouped object later needs modifying, the saved version can then be loaded. This idea has a major flaw - individual objects cannot be saved separately, only complete scenes, and loading a scene wipes out the one currently in memory - but there's an answer.
This is one of the most innovative idea in computer graphics: 'Space Control', a set of parallel universes or multiple scenes. Effectively, this creates and maintains a number of 'pages' in memory. If a saved scene is appended to the current Space, a parallel scene is created and objects within it can be ‘jumped’ to the original space. If you have the memory, the flexibility of this system is enormous, allowing you to try several ideas at once without filling up disk space with everything just in case you might need it later.
Font control for when you're doing text in Draiv 4D Pro is amazingly powerful. Anv single character can be modified and resaved with the complete font. Starting from the two provided it is possible to design your own, or replace the alphabet with a range of objects. An architect, for instance, could replace the letters with standard building components.
3D GRAPHICS The choir was modelled in three parts - the arms are semi-circular toroids. The seat n a simple 's' shape polygon . It took less than live minutes to model.
TEXTURE MAPPING AND TRANSPARENCY IN USE.
Texture Mapping - SHINGLES!
The fourth dimension in Draw 4D is time.
Three dimensions moving through time means, of course, animation. Animation facilities are comprehensive and flexible.
Most objects can be animated via paths.
Paths can be attached to other paths and hierarchies created. Translational and rotational motion can be given 'ease in' and 'ease out', can be cyclic or periodic, and can be toggled to forward or reverse.
Start and end times can be a percentage of the total.
There is a powerful 'Morphing' mode with unlimited, editable levels each with its own 'ease' in and out. Paths can even control transparency levels and so ’fade" in and out.
However complex objects are, you can switch into a 'quick' mode that displays a limited view of polygons. When you are previewing animations, this 'quick' mode can be used to give an interactive realtime display. In this mode, the x,y and z axes can be rotated, and perspective and zoom level can be varied to give the best view, even when the preview is running.
The effect is stunning.
The power of preview mode becomes apparent when using Eyepaths and Canon Clip. At present, these only work in the wireframe editor and preview, not for filled rendering, this will be released later The two transparent areas in this picture each have different levels of transparency.
Using the Shingles setting, one copy of the map is 'tiled' onto each polygon of the object.
Texture Mapping - DECAL Mapping the texture as a projection but with the GENL setting at Decal and Transparency set at 1 makes all of the colourO areas of the mapped bitmap transparent, allowing the polygon colours to show through.
Texture Mapping - PAINT Mapping the texture as a projection but with the GENL setting at Paint and Transparency set at 1 makes all of the colourO areas of the mapped bitmap AND the polygons beneath transparent, giving an effect in this case like a clear acrylic ring with surface colour splashed on.. this year. Nevertheless, the effects are well worth experimenting with.
Evepath allows the viewpoint to enter the scene and flv through and around the objects. Canon Clip limits which objects are displayed by the program to those within a defined volume.
Evepath works by defining a path through the scene. Using preview mode it is possible to see a 'fly-through' and interactively modify the direction that the eyes are looking. For example, the path max- pass through a door, up some stairs and into a room. In real life you might walk along that path, but tum your head to look around. Preview mode simulates this, even allowing you to tum upside down and look backwards as you move along the path. Truly amazing!
The nitty-gritty of any 3D modelling and animation package is the quality of the rendering. In Draw4D Pro the images look good apart from one thing - it is not a true ray-tracer, so there are no shadows!
Objects are fully shaded and there is a choice of Phong and Gouraud Shading as well as a wide range of texture mapping.
The quality of rendering can be judged from the accompanying illustrations.
This is a fine new program. It offers many of the facilities of Imagine and a whole set of new ones, but is easier to use.
Modelling is straightforward once you understand melds and grouping but irregular organic shapes are difficult; Imagine certainly wins out here.
Animation is very powerful, especially the interactive real-time preview. The use of 'quick' mode makes the preview even better than that in Real 3D which otherwise has the best interactive wireframe preview. Rendering is very quick but falls down compared to Real 3D and Imagine because of the lack of shadows and mapping, though texture mapping is ven- friendlv especially compared to Imagine s. If you have to choose, the interface may be the deciding factor. 'li DECEMBER 1991 Draw 4D Pro speed •••• Avoiding ray-tracing helps speed enormously - but you gel no shadows!
DOCUMENTATION • • • Good, well written tutorials but more reference would make a big difference.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • Clumsy Icons don t help any but nevertheless it is quite easy to learn and use.
FEATURES • • • Very good, if not quite up to the level of the modelling top dogs Imagine and Real3D.
VALUE • • • Reasonable, on the whole. It s expensive now.
But if the price does drop It II be well worth it.
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Ra*-oo» band¦ The Trojan Lightpen for the Commodore Amiga range of computers can be used as a direct replacement for the mouse in most applications.
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Unit 7 • Dafen Park Llanelli • Dyfed SA14 8LX What could be wore natural?
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NATURAL CLIP ART The three animals here ore representative ol Ihe selection - digitised and reduced to eight or 16 colour animbrushes.
No compromises are mode; every muscle Ilex ond ear twitch is shown in detoil.
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Real Things Safari and Sea Life Animation Clip Art ¦ £29 99 ¦ RGB Studios THIS SKKIKS. AS ils name implies. Has made quite a reputation for providing animated clip art of the highest quality, with the emphasis on realistic movement. Until now this has meant drawing the subjects from scratch, also to keep them pixel-simple for good memory management and partly because good sources of human and animal movement are in short supply. Hand-drawn animation is slow and expensive to produce, so RGB Studios have produced the latest two releases
- Kin I Things Stifiiri and Real Things Sea Life using digitised
images. How have they managed to ov ercome the problems, and
hav e they been successful?
The size and speed of Deluxe Point "anim- brushes'twhich is the basis of all Real Thingv animations) is dependent on the internal simplicity of the images. Lots of dithering or small groups of different coloured pixels use lots of memory, especially if the patterns change from frame to frame. Nevertheless, realism is improved by modelling the form of the object, and if you are working with 16.
Eight or even four colour images, dithering is the easiest way This technique is used by most digitising systems and achieves high lev els of realism, but at the cost of memory.
Real Things treads a path between these two ideals, and has always modelled forms using line and areas of flat colour. This gives ¦posterised’ looking objects when viewed as stills, but using an economy of line that requires artistic skill to visualise, the subtle mov ements of muscles in motion are conveyed with startling realism, once animated.
The new digitised volumes - Safari and Sea Life - manage to retain this combination of painterly sty le and even greater realism while maintaining memory economy. They have overcome the two problems of digitised animations: copyright and pixel simplicity, with the help of Anglia TV and Sea Life Centres, and a high-quality frame grabber.
This has called for a whole new set of techniques being developed to avoid dithering, and lots of work simplifying the images by hand is still required. The results speak for themselves in these stills, though the best REAL THINGS SEAUFE AND SAFARI ore available from RGB Studios 0825 812666 £29.95 each animals have been used and displayed here al high resolution in 64 colours.
Some of the animals that are offered in both volumes work better than others, but all of them animate rather well in the right setting.
The only real problem is with sharpness and contrast. The turtle and the lioness, in particular. Seem to be rather blurry round the edges, though in their natural settings both animals would be really striving lor just this level of camouflage! Some of the colours are also rather more dull than necessary but palettes can alway s be tweaked.
Compared w ith the earlier Real Tilings volumes (there is nothing else to compare them with) Safari and Sea Life are certainly more realistic, though they have lost some of the hand-made quality that made Real Things animations so distinctive. On balance, though, the new techniques are better, especially for these subjects: the shark swimming overhead certainly evokes a real primal shiver and the lion almost makes you take a step back!
Predicting the future in this field is almost impossible but it seems likely that sooner or later desktop video - though maybe under some other name - will become as popular as still photography or home video. If so. Then a lot of animated clip-art will be needed The largest source is v ideo hut just grabbing a few frames from a VCR is not enough; animated objects, animals and people need to be captured. Separated from their background and presented in a form that is versatile and easy to use. At present only RGB Studios are making any attempt at making animated images available and their
change to digitised film and video footage is an important step. A very good move RGB. O Animated clip art takes a great leap forward (and possibly makes you take a step back) with RGB Studios' latest releases.
Brian Larkman takes a walk
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DOCUMENTATION Amazingly good for clip-art! Includes lots of tips and tutorials for Deluxe Paint and each animal.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Both the Real Things aro ready-to-use straight from Ihe box.
FEATURES • •• • Digitised images equal increased realism. Some HAM anlms for DPIVwould be nice!
VALUE • • • • Costs much less than a trip lo East Africa and almost as much tun!
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LINES WILL BE OPEN 9AM - 7PM • MONDAY-FRIDAY LANDSCAPE ANIMATION Stj TWENTY-FOl K BIT scenery generation end animation ai llns price cannot be ignored.
Especially by the makers of VistaPro. Since Natural Graphics have turned in a product with a very similar specification to VP. Hut for £20 less. True. Scenery Animator doesn't come in a nice (big) box like VP. In fact the packaging is far from impressive, but this is about the only way in which if loses out in a head-to-head with its most obvious rival.
Does Natural Graphics 24-bit fractal scenery generation and animation program really offer all the features of VistaPro at a considerably better price? Marcus Dyson examines the lie of the land.
Scenery Fractal scenery animation ¦ £59.9E ¦ Natural Graphics In Arnica Formal Issue 13 we reviewed Scene Generator, and we were very impressed with the results, but that was nearly a year- and-a-half ago. And as you know , that's a long time in the Amiga world. Nowadays more people have bigger, better, faster Amigas with more memory, and in some cases even 24 bit frame buffers. So Brett Casebolt. The developer of SA has included Animation and 24-bil rendering into the package.
SCENERY ANIMATOR is available from Post Haste.
0227 764204 Until very recently SA required the user to have a seriously expanded Amiga, a hard drive. 2 Mb of RAM and A 68020 3(1 plus maths co-processor were all necessary to run the program, but just as we were about to review SA we received an update that will work with a standard Amiga, though a hard drive and 2Mb are still required.
Animation was possible with Scene Generator. Ppaini J and a bucket load of patience, but Scenery Animator takes all the work out of doing a flypast of your landscapes.
The animation method and interface are so simple to understand and use that newcomers to the field can be viewing their work within half-an-hour of first booting-up the program.
Especially if one uses the DEM landscapes on the program disk. DEM stands for Digital Elevation Model, and it is the method adopted by the US's geological survey for measuring and recording geophysical information.
As well as the landscapes prov ided on disk.
Natural Graphics offer a range of supplementary disks that hold DEM models of large areas of the North American continent.
European surveys will be available shortly Using real world models allows the user the option of appending several areas together to create larger animations than can be made using just one digital model. This feature is obviously not available when using fractally created scenes, since the edges of the maps cannot be made to match up (if any of the mathematicians out there know better. I'm sure Mr. Casebolt would only be pleased to see your equations (.
Fractal landscapes can be animated, but the whole animation must stay within the confines of the area v iewable on the map screen, and care must be taken to avoid directing the angle
- view of the camera off the edges of this area MAXIMUM
ACCELERATION Rendering fractals of any kind, and particularly
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colour palletes, takes a long time. And creating animations,
especially 24-bit ones, can take an eternity, so we recommend
accelerating your Amiga, it this is what you plan to do.
We used the GVP 3001 board, which is the fastest 68030 available having a clock speed of 50 Mhz and 68882 math co-processor. It also allows you to use two PC hard drives with you Amiga if you so desire.
Or the finished render will show something that looks much like the edge of the world.
The other thing to w atch for while creating animations is that the camera viewpoint is higher than the elev ation of the land surface at that point, or the camera w ill dip' beneath the surface of the computer model, and some very strange pictures will result. This is very easy to avoid however, since when in map-view the computer will display the height of the surface w herever the mouse pointer is positioned.
Making an animation is a simple matter of telling the computer where to position the camera, both in terms of compass position and altitude, then choosing the focal length of the 'camera' and deciding the direction of view.
Because the program uses the keyframe system, it isn't necessary to make sure all the points you define on the camera's path are equidistant if you wish to keep the apparent speed of travel constant throughout the animation. By giving each keyframe a number which indicates the number of frames left in the current animation, controlling the apparent speed of the camera is very simple.
It is even possible to create Pass through points' which tell the camera where it must travel, without determining which number frame of the animation it will be at when it reaches this point. This may sound somewhat complicated, but in practice it makes the creation of basic animations very easy, whilst retaining the sophistication to allow more complex effects.
Ftp LANDSCAPE ANIMATION Imagine giving the start frame of an animation the number 100. This means that the anim will have a total of 100 frames, then simply click on the map to show where the animation begins. Now give the final frame the keyframe number of three and the frame number of one and again click on the map to show w here the animation ends, you now have one keyframe (number 2) left which you can use to place a curse or a comer in the path of the animation.
If you use the Dtan button the program will automatically keep the angle of view tangential to the path of the camera, creating animations with smooth paths. If this is not the effect you require then click this button off.
But at first it makes things quite a lot easier. If you now use the » and « buttons to get the keyframe number to two and click on the map.
The middle keyframe will appear joined by a camera path to the other two. If you were to place this roughly in the centre of the path, and give it a frame number of 75 it would mean that there would be 25 frames in the first half tin terms of distance) of the animation, and 75 in the last half. This would mean that the animation would appear to have large steps between frames at first as it covered half of its total distance in a quarter of the time.
This may of course be what you are trying to achieve, but if it's not. The simple answer is to give the middle frame a number of I), which is w hat will define it to the computer as merely a pass through point. The animation will then scroll smoothly from start to end. Assuming HOW TO MOVE MANY MOUNTAINS This is the main screen el Stenery Animator, the first screen you'll see once you load the program. From here you can create a scene fractal landscape, or load a landscape or animation from disk. You can also access the other screens from here, control the addition of clouds and sea, and
control the altitudes at which vegetation, soil, rocks and snow appear on the picture. The XYZ controls along the bottom of the screen are one method of controlling the camera position, but a far simpler way is to press the map button, and you will be transported to this screen... a From here you can control both the position of the camera and the direction and angle of view simply by mouse clicks. A left mouse click positions the camera, clicking and dragging with the right button moves the red lines which indicate the view. The map here shows the view in the main picture at left. Now is
the time to add lakes if you so desire. This a simple matter of pressing the lake button, then clicking on the map, all points that are reachable from where you click, without increasing in elevation, will become flooded.
By pressing the screen button on the main window, you reach this screen.
The resolution and palette controls are self explanatory, but not the option for DCTV depth, SA supports DCTV, a PAL version of which will be available soon, maybe by the time you read this. The colour is controlled by range definition, which makes sense considering the variety of bit depths the program caters for. I have manipulated the palette to give the Yosemite valley a lake with a verdant fringe, and snowcaps.
By adding keyframes you can define the path of your animation, the one on the left will produce a simple sweeping arc along the valley, but manipulation of the keyframes could provide a flightpath that would put the Red Arrows to shame. Now all that remains to be done is return to the main screen and select the Anim button. The computer will then render the anim in the resolution selected from the menu, the options being IFF frames, IFF Anim5, IFF24 frames, DCTV Anim5 and DCTV Frames.
You have created enough frames of course.
This system allows the novice to create polished animations very quickly, but allows the more accomplished user sophisticated and flexible control of the camera movement.
Clouds arc one thing that Sienen Animator has oxer its opposition. They are fractallv created and can be animated to move over the landscape from frame to frame. The colour of the clouds can be controlled in the same way as the palettes determining the colours of the snow, rock and soil, a requester enables you to put in the ends of the ranges for each, and the computer interpolates. The quality of shading depends on the number of elements and the screen mode used. As you can imagine if you have six separate ranges (sky. Snow, rock. Soil, vegetation and seal from 32 colours you won't get
much subtlety, no matter how much you dither. This problem does not plague those with 2-l-bn capability however, since a palette of 16.777.216 colours can cope with even the most vaned terrains.
But who needs j landscape animation package? Well natural graphics would have us believe that few of us can survive without one.
They cite some of its uses as:
• Geographic exploration from the comfort of home.
• Producing broadcast-quality animations
• Art and animation backgrounds
• Vacation, camping and hike planning
• Landscape familiarisation training
• Just for fun Playing back animations is not done from within
the package, but by means of a PD program included on the
disk. The utility.
Show ANIM by Gary Bonham (no relation. I assume) is run from the CLI . And is capable of showing anims at up to 60 frames per second.
It can be included on a disk with your animation. And it should be fairly simple to create stand alone Scenen Animation disks DECEMBER 1991 So if these features sound interesting to you. And unless you place high importance on software coming in impressive packaging, this could be just what you'v e been looking for. 'I?
Scenery Animator SPEED • • • Considering what it does, it does It as fast as anyone could reasonably expect.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • • The documentation is excellent, a simple but comprehensive guide with diagrams.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • The program is exceptionally simple to use.
Good results are easy to achieve.
FEATURES • •• • 24-bit rendering and keytrame animation. DEM compatibility and a host more leatures VALUE • • • • • The only competition costs a third more than Scenery Animator, so it has to be good value.
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114 BPM The Keyboard Controlled Sequencer I KCS) was one of the first MIDI music packages available on the Amiga, but many people found the system rather unfriendly and inflexible. Preferring the more simple grid-editing and track system found on Music-X. Dr T's have refined many of the programs' aspects over the past few years, their efforts culminating in KCS 3.5 with Level II.
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M n m CD m PD •o o The package is more than a sequencer: it contains all the elements you could possibly need to use your Amiga lo produce music in a serious environment. Along with the KCS program itself (which is supplied in both standard versions for low-memory users and in its allsinging Level II incarnation for those lucky enough lo have hefty memory expansions) the package contains the successful Tiger graphic editing software. Automix and II automatic mixdown systems, the Quickseore scorewrit- ing program and support for synchronisation via The Phantom SMTE system and Fostex R8
tape recorders. All these systems were originally available separately, the combined price getting close to the £700 mark. All those who have just fainted at the thought of how much the package must cost, don't worry! Dr T's are offering the entire system for less than £300!
LlciaiirniiTCirnrnnfirnrrT So now you know what's in the package, let's have a look at what they actually do... KCS Is available from Zone Distribution 081-766 6S64 Any fine tuning that needs to be done on sequence data can be corried out on the KCS Edit page. By typing information into the relevant columns, you can enter ond delete phrases or change the various attributes of a particular note.
From the KCS program itself. The program can be operated in various ways. By working in TRACK mode, you can record music in real time, enter notes in step time or input data notc-by-notc on the Jlit page. These sequences can then be strung together in OPEN mode to form complete passages, ready for use in constructing songs.
KCS consists of various pages, all of which arc called up via the main screen. The top half of the main screen is taken up with a display listing the 48 tracks along with their status, while the bottom of the screen consists of the option buttons and the transport controls. By clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the page you can call up pages to control anything from the program environment to the actual sequence editing page.
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Tiger Editing notes by typing entries onto the page may not be everyone's cup of tea. If you prefer to edit in a more visual way. Then Tiger is for you. Notes are displayed on a grid, a horizontal bar portraying the note length and a vertical line displays velocity. These attributes can be adjusted by selecting an option and simply dragging the notes into shape. Along with altering the notes, you can also call up timing and aftertouch windows. This allows you to draw graphic representations of key pressure information, tempo changes and pitch bends, making editing all the information in a
sequence extremely free and flexible.
As well as being able lo edit the actual sequence data, you can use Tiger to call up pages storing instrument data and drum banks.
This allows you to create settings to correspond with your own MIDI set-up. So that you can load up the required banks before you start, thus saving time when setting up your gear! Another use of this option is when taking your sequence information into another studio using KCS. By simply calling up instrument and drumkit banks saved on your own set-up.
You can automatically configure the equipment in other situations to meet your own demands.
Automix Most studios use sophisticated and expensive equipment to create the final mix-down of a song. Automix allows you to carry out a similar process via your computer. You can control stereo panning and volume settings in real- (5 keyboard sequencer rigor is a graphical environment for editing sequence data. Not only can you cut-and-paste phrases within a pattern, you can alter the tuning and duration of notes, adjust their velocity, and edit tempo, aftor- touch and pitch bending information, simply by drawing on the screen with the mouse pointer.
After creating your masterpiece, you can set mixing levels and stereo panning using the Automlx program. Using the sliders, you can fade channels 179 DECEMBER 1991 time, group channels for quick control and store settings to use on future sessions.
Although it sounds simple. Automix gives you a great deal of control over what are usually complicated processes.
Quickscore Using Quickscore is simplicity itself. All you do is call up the program, set up the way you want the notes displayed and print it out. Then you have a hard copy of your song's notation.
What could be simpler?
Phantom Since KCS 3.5 is tailored towards the more serious end of the music-crcation market, some kind of multitrack tape synchronisation is essential. The package comes with support for a couple of sync options: you can either use the Phantom SMITE box or lock the sequencer lo the Foslex R8 machine. Once your tape machine is locked in. The transport controls on the main KCS play page cause the tape machine to run in sync with your sequences, allowing you to locate sections and punch in and out w ith relative ease.
Where KCS 3.5 comes into its own is the addition of the Multi-Program Environment (MPE). This allows the user to call up various programs from the main KCS screen. "So what?". I hear you ask, "The Amiga has always been multi-tasking". Ah. But MPE goes even further. Not only does it allow other programs to run along with KCS. But it allows you For those of you with complex MIDI set-ups, configuring channels for instruments at the start of evory session can be very time consuming. By using the special Instrument and Drumkit pages on Tiger, you can dofine channel and MIDI note settings for
a whole host of instruments and drum modules. These can be saved out for use in future sessions, thus saving set-up time and allowing other users to configure a different set-up to their needs. Basically General MIDI for any instrument!
If you want to go I further than simply I I recording music I and produce a full
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* music, you can call up Quickscore J I St Jlrx to do It for you.
J The Multi- Program Environment (MPE) means that all your sequonces note data is automatically passed to the program, so all you have to do is specify how you want the score printed and it will appear before your vory eyes.
Lo instantly pass sequence data between modules. For example: you can record notes via KCS. Edit them using Tiger and print out a score using Quickscore. All you have to do is pull down the MPE menu on the main KCS screen, select the required program and click on a button to transfer the data. Dead simple.
The flexibility of the MPE along with the sheer power of the editing capabilities means that KCS 3.5 could be the program which shifts the music market towards the Amiga's direction. The system already has a number of prestigious users backing it up. Including the fact it was used on Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour. To tell the truth, it's not surprising that the package is gaining a reputation for itself. The system caters extremely well for the serious MIDI musician, containing all the tools you'll need lo produce music in a home recording or studio environment. The interface may seem
rather complicated at first, but the system is aimed at those with experience in recording electronic music. Despite this, the manuals explain everything in an easy-to- understand fashion, so that relative beginners can still get to grips with the programs.
Whereas most sequencers lie you into a particular way of working, the sheer flexibility of the KCS system means that you can approach music creation in almost any way you want, making the creative process extremely fluid.
Once you come to terms with the idea of switching in and out of different pages, the control method soon seems pretty simple.
However, this doesn't mean that the system is overly simplistic. The power that the programs give you over editing is incredible, allowing you to carry out almost undreamed of processes at the touch of a button.
If you're serious about creating music, then KCS 3.5 is probably the most comprehensive flexible and powerful sequencing and editing system you can buy. If you've already got a MIDI package though. Dr T’s are offering upgrades at a reduced cost. Owners of Sequencer One. MRS. Tiger Cub. Music-X Jr or Pro 24 can get the package for £179. While Music-X users can trade it in for £149. This is a limited offer so get in touch soon! £ SPEED • • • • Pretty nippy on the whole, but some complex processes take a little time.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Detailed, but you do need to know your MIDI onions to understand the manuals fully!
ACCESSIBILITY • • • Most options easy to access, some items need experimenting with before they become clear.
FEATURES • • •• • The package contains just about everything you could need to produce MIDI music.
VALUE • • • • • Although £279 may seem expensive, you are gening £700 worth ot state-of-the-art software!
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Audiomaster series has long been accepted as the
top-of-the-range sampling software, but a pretender to the
throne has arrived. Maff Evans finds out whether Sunrize's
young hopeful can knock the old master off its pedestal.
Shou fill Range fill Shou Range Clear Range fotZoofl In Loop Off Play Uavefom Play Display Play Range Play Buffer Stop Cdit Hornally Playback Rate: 16809 Period: 211 Note: C Octave As well as giving you a flexible waveform editing environment, Audition 4 avoids the old 'out of tune sample' trap by giving you orcvrate control of prtdi of the wave before you save.
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AUDITION 4 is available from Zone Distribution.
081 766 6564 I he package comes as a software-only system. So unfortunately you have to own a sampling cartridge to use it. In the box arc two disks, one w ith the actual softw are and another containing demo samples. Loading up the software presents you with the basic screen containing a waveform display and some basic editing controls. Additional screens can be called up by accessing options in the pulldown menus, including sampling controls, editing, looping, tuning and effects panels and a real-time oscillator display. This flexibility of control over the windows allows you to tai
lor the display to your own requirements, rather than having to cope with unnecessary buttons all over the screen. Anyway, enough about the display, what about the options?
Let's start with the actual sampling process... Audition 4 gives the user more control over Ihe sound input than most systems. As well as being able to select mono or stereo input, set the sample rate and trigger level, you can also use the software to select which channel to sample, how loud the sample should be and also effect the final wave mixdown - all before you even record! Once you have the sample in memory, you can carry out just about any editing process you could want.
The program also contains a loop sequencer in a similar style to the one found on Audionutster III. Allowing you to recreate a song from a few short phrases.
One thing lacking in many sampling programs is the presence of a range of effects. No worries here though! Audition 4 contains a range of echo, delay, filler and flange effects which can be used to cither effect the wavc- SOUND SAMPLING ON the Amiga has come a long way in the past couple of years.
Early systems required you to use a brick-like interface and rather simplistic software to produce moderately good sounds. These days you can utilise advanced 12-bit and 16-bit sampling cards and slick editing software to produce the kind of sound usually found only in recording studios.
Sunri .e have been instrumental (no pun intended) in bringing high-quality sampling within the range of the home user. Their sampling cards bring the Amiga in line with much more expensive dedicated samplers and their range of sampling programs have achieved a great deal of success. Unfortunately for them, their packages have always been compared with Aegis' superb Audiomaster scries, with their shortcomings being seized upon to show the programs in an unfavourable light. But now Sunri .e have something to challenge Audiomaster's reign in the form of Audition 4 form or on a real-time input.
If this still isn't enough, you can also create stereo panning and mix effects at the touch of a button!
One feature which puts this package ahead of the pack is the ability to record lengthy samples direct to disk. This means that you can construct music demos simply by recording a sample to floppy and adding a picture.
Marvellous stuff!
So... onto the big question: 'What is the better buy?' Well Audiomaster III scored highly in two departments - its ease of use and the quality of samples possible. Audition 4 is most certainly capable of incredibly good samples, especially when you consider the fact that it can be used with Sunrize's 12-bit and 16-bit audio cards. But how easy is it to use? The flexibility of the display means that everything can be easily accessed, allowing you to display the panels that you frequently use and leave out the ones you only need occasionally.
Audition 4 uses a sensible method for labelling the controls, printing the names in clear English rather than using obscure icons. This makes everything easy to operate and saves a hell of a lot of confusion! The only slightly dodgy aspect is the positioning of loop pointers. Which could be confusing at first. Still, when you get the hang of it you will soon be editing waveforms with ease.
Even for those not well versed in the art of sampling. Audition 4 is a joy to use. Thanks to the clear manual and well-designed tutorials.
By following a few simple instructions and loading up a demo sample (which includes snatches of Forbidden Planet and RevCo songs), you'll figure out how the options work.
Well that settles it. There's nothing for it but to say Audition 4 is just about the most comprehensive and powerful sampling software you can buy. Couple this with incredible ease of use and you've got just about the best package you can lay your hands on. '5 speed • • • • • All the options are carried out considerably faster than just about every other package.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Everything is pretty well explained, with tutorials tor the more complex aspects ot the system.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • The flexible window control makes the display the best yet seen on a sampling program.
FEATURES • • • • • Everything you could ever want Irom a sample recording editing program has been included.
VALUE • • • • • Cheaper than Audiomaster III... which |ust makes it an absolute must for any sampling tan.
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G098 G097 UTILITIES A-Gene (1 MB) Trace your ancestors Alpha Flight Demo Creator .....With instructions Amibase Excellent database system Amigazer For those astrologists Anti-virus disk ..Useful killer Batmania .Batmans' alternative workbench Biorhythms (1Mb) ....Chart your feelings Business pack (3
disks) ...D base, s'sheet. W p C64 Emulator .Take your Amiga back to basics C-Manual (3 disks) ....Guide to C-progtammmg Catalogue Maker (2 disks) ....Good: be patient1 Database Master ..User fnendly Enable .....Puzzle creator Education 1 .Learn German Education3 ......Weatner
.Education 4 .....Evolution Cartoon Brushes .....Lots ol famous characters Golt Recorder (1Mb) Excellent. Recommended tor goiters .Gurubuster ...Blitz those meditations Intromaker ..As it sounds. Good .Jazzbench ...Another good W B alternative Mandlebrot Explorer ....Excellent piccies Master Virus-killer Recognises over 100 viruses. Essential Med
v3.11 .. Latest sequencer version Messysid v2.0 .PC to Amiga file transfer Muttirippers Plus Sanity and Pacman copy Business Card Maker Simple, but useful Nosepiayet v3.0 ..Loads more modules North C .....Compiler Personal Addresser .Useful .Picture
Help ..Convert Ham pres Games Music Creator ..Fav. composition writer ..House Samples 1 Loadsa samples. Suitable for GMC etc. .Sid v1.06 ....Cli helper. Very popular .Spanish Tutor .....Bueno!
.Star Trekker .8 channels, sampler. Superb Workbench Fun' .More W.B alternatives Word Frenzy ...Good wordprocessot .Wordwnght .For all you dizlecksicks1 Journal ..Very good account-handier Tarot (2 disks) .Amiga card reader1 Tbag 31 ..... Includes boot intro
Text-editor ...Also text-pamt TSB Vector Designer .Special Brothers classic ..Chet Solace ......Utils, extravaganza plus game ..Jamctacker ..Songcreator trom Vision. Well presented ..Red Sector demo-maker Recent. Exc. Disk DEMOS ..Animations '91 3 anims. Including rocking chair ..AMOS Game Creator Demo ol AMOS's capabilities ..Another 5 ways to Kill a Mole .....It gets sadder!
..Agatron Star Wars (1 Mb'2 disks) Captivating graphics Acid Music ......Some wicked museec 8 grapheecs!
Addams Family .Slideshow ol TV series ..Bo Derek Slides .Pretty pictures . Bowie Demo .....David Bowie ot the past Budbrain Megademo (2 disks) ..Still one ol the best disks around . .Budbram 2 ...The equally brilliant sequel Bass Megademo .Electrifying graphics 8 pulsating beat. Get it!
Beastie Boys Excellent presentation Cheap-o-prodn .Funny cartoons ..Coma'CebiWictory (1 Mb) Classic Acid-type demos ..Cool Cougar (1Mb) ..Classy cadoon .Congaman (1Mb) ....Bongo player anim.
...Dirty Mmds ..Harmless naughtiness' Dtagon Slideshow ..Compilation Dream goes Berserk (1 Mb) ...Astounding graphics 8 imagination ..Desert Island slideshow .Gruesome pics. Good ..Enterprise Leaving Dock .....Famous animation ..Elvira .....The sexy lady endows herself' ..Elvira Activities Now move her body!
..5 Ways to Kill a Mole .Funny. Not tot animal lovers!
..Evolution Ham pics of wodd develoment ..Fillet the tish The possible sequel to Puggs. A must ..Fraxion Fantasy ....Gothic slideshow ..Fraxion Horrot Chamsaw macabre cartoon. V. popular Franklyn the Fly (1 Mb) ....Long cartoon on cute little Franklyn ..Girts of Sport .Pretty shots ol talented girls Gokffire ultimate tx ...Excellently produced. Watch those bobs!
. .Greenpeace Demo ol Green group. Interesting Holsten Pils ..Demo reproduction ot ad.
Home * Away . Down-under disk Iraq Demo (1Mb) Topical cartoon. Bush meets Saddami Bang!
..Jesus loves Acnd .Mindblowmg music and graphics ..Kick OH 3 ....Good Music ..Legend ol Billy the Kid (1Mb) ....Long running animation. Good ..Madonna cartoon anim One lor the tans ..Mike Tyson anim Well compiled ..Magician v2.0...Recently appraised animation. Recommended . .Mr Potato Head Incapable dancet demo Mr Potato Head 2 Humorous sequel
Neighbours ......Slideshow from Ramsay Street ..Punk croc crew megademo Now see Jason get shot Ha' ..Puggs m Space Brill cartoon. Puggs finds it's a different world' ..Pussy: Innetship Demo, music, game. Recommended .Phenomena demo Top-quakty demo Ray-traced pros Some lovely pictures Loads ot W B .Red Sector megademo (2 disks) ..RSI's classic ..Reincarnation ot Sgt. Pepper (2 disks) Beatles classic ..The Run (1Mb) T. Richter's car-chase animation. Good SAE
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quality demos ..Subway Clapping World Music 8 Graphics. Oldie
favourite . Stealthy Manoeuvres
(1Mb) .....Excellent demo ..Star Trek
Animations ......Anims. ol USS Enterprise
..Star Trek Animations ...Agatron no. 17. Mote like above.
Good Star Trek Slides (2
disks) ..From TV series ..Viz
Slideshow ..Fat slags & others m this
slideshow Silents Bluehouse (2 disks) - ... Game, demo
8 great music. Excellent ..Sickness
simulator ....Amusing sounds such as
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World ..Good
MUSIC . 808 State
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tracks ..Batdance remix .Really good
disk. Catchy stuft Bachbusters An alternative sound to
composer's version!
..Crusaders Bacteha ..Excellent production trom the music maestros Depeche Mode ...8 tracks ol reasonable quality Digital Concert 2 Rash pnxfns. First ol live compositions ..DJ Disco Leif's Hits ......Really good presentation and beat Godbrain loves the work) ..Great acid house musak ..Great Balls ol Fire ...Goodness gracious ..Hugo's Excentna ....This has to be one ol the best house disks ..I Love Technology .Recent production from Beatmaster. Good ..James Bond
Remix Catchy stuft .Miami Vice Theme remix . .Original Rips 3 ....Compilation ol the best PD music .Pendle Europa Xmas song ..Mistletoe music again Pet Shop Boys ...The Manic Mix .. Powerpack 3 (1 Mb) ...Includes Vanilla Ice track Powerpack 5 (1 Mb) .....4 ctassy house tracks .Random Access Art ol Noise and more Startling acid track ...Sydney
Youngblood ..Sample ot darity. Worth a listen ...Sound of Silents ....7 songs trom Silents ...Zee's Hip Hop dsk Slightly aged now, but good music GAMES ...Autobahn 3000 ....Control ball through tunnel. Hard ...Airwar ....Fighter simulation. Good shareware game ...All New Star Trek (2 disks) ...USS Enterpnse classic. Best one ...Balloonacy Destroy city trom balloon ...Breakout .....Classic bat 8 ball game
Blizzatd ..Horizontal shoot-'em up. High quality BuHrun War-game, based on US Civil War Control Army . ..Adventure Solutions (2 disks) .Loads ot hints ot commercial games. Good ..Buck Rogers .Shoot-'em up ...Cabaret Asteroids At last a brilliantly playable version ...Crosslire (1Mb) ....Excellent game written m AMOS ...Cubulus .....Rubik cube type puzzler ...Downhill Challenge .....Ski simulator
...Dungeon Delver (2 disks) ..Difficult adventure quest ...Demolition Mission (1Mb) ..Similar to Balloonacy, good lun ...Escape trom Jovi .Guide ship to safety. Simplistic graphics ...Flaschbire ......Ok) favourite. Get to alarm clock ...Gtavattack Control spaceship,, picking up keys ...Jeopard (1 Mb) Risk-type strategic game ...Hoty Grail (1 Mb) Text adventure Ladybug .... Pacman type game ...Learn
and Play t Good tor the kids. Blackboard maths, etc. Master ol the Town Use mouse to smash windows.
Very addictive ...Megaball (1Mb) Excellent game. Improved version of Breakout ...Mechforce ...Strategy game .Midnight Thief ...Text adventure ...Monopoly ..Board game on disk ...Napoleonic warfare Good simulation ...Nethack (Fish 460) Good adventure game, recently appraised ...Pick up a puzzle (1Mb'2 disks)Fit Ihe pieces. Good lor the kids ...30 Pool ..Control cue with mouse, and it's all pot
luckl ...Pacman .The classic game still here ...Pipeline ......Bulk) an oil pipeline ...Pixie Kingdom (2 disks) Tricky adventure game. Good Raid .Good shoot -'em up ...Star Trek: Next generation .....Not as good as G005 Serene 2 . Shoot-'em up sequel ...Seven Tiles ...Excellent speedball game trom Alpha ...Simulations ...Metro. AMIGAids. Impenum and more
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...Survivot .Role play an alien ...Towers of Hanoi Text adventure ...Treasure Hunt ....Find the hidden treasure. Good graphics ...Trek Trivia .Test your Star Trek knowledge ...Wooden Ball (1Mb) ....Score three goals to win ...Wet Beaver Tennis ..Simple, but good tun bat 8 ball game ... Wraithed One ....Good general knowledge quiz ...Pair Crazy .....Match
the peews Zeus ..Simple puzzle game .Assassins games comp ...Very good Includes Tanx and AMIGAids Battleforce ...Control battle ol robots ...Tomptespelet .Speedball game LICENCEWARE Transcript An excellent user fnendly wotdprocessor, suitable tor novices to boffins. A percentage ot money goes to the author. Price £2.00 plus P8P MUSIC MAKERS Over 100 samples, Jamcracker, Med v3.11 and Star Trekker.
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OUT NOW FOR ONLY £1.00 PUBLIC DOMAIN Stocking fillers or a life-saving utility, the Public Domain has so much to offer the cautious buyer. Know what's worth your pennies withthe thrifty Pat McDonald.
Every single button, light ond gadget has a function in Dirty Cash, which means you have to keep your wits about you to play properly.
An old idea that has been tweaked to perfection. Dirty Cash is the best fruit-machine simulator that I've seen on any computer. The idea is simple enough - start off with so much money and try and to make a profit by gambling on a Dirty Cash one-armed bandit.
This isn't your common-or-garden simulation, oh no. All the usual spinning reels arc there, plus other features that you only find on more upmarket machines (like mega-nudge and pick your prize). The many different elements add a lot to the game, as they keep you concentrating on different sub-games. How full is the cash circle? What is the jackpot? How many nudges have you accumulated? All the different factors make for a realistic feel - it really is similar to playing an arcade slot machine, except you don't lose real money.
Even if you're only slighty interested in fruities. It's hard to resist having just one spin: then another, and another. Congrats to author. Matt West, for writing an addictive program. The graphics, while not outstanding. Give a fair representation of an arcade machine, even down to the carpet pattern on the loading screen.
CARD GAMES DIRTY CASH DEJAVU1PD47 1 7 BIT 1367 Here you get five card games all on one disk can't be bad. Can it? And I'm pleased to say that there isn't even a lame duck in the pack. All the games arc written for just one player, although some of them feature computer players.
There's a fairly good version of Cribbage. Written by David Addison using that right old dinosaur Abasic (which was developed by MetaComCo way back in 19851. It's very easy to get the hang of the game, because all of the decisions are made with the mouse, and not the keyboard. It does help if you know the rules, as the program doesn't have a document file.
There arc also three versions of Patience (Solitaire).
Blue Moon is an exercise in rearranging a full deck of 52 cards correctly in sequence and suit. Again, it's very easy to play, and the documentation is thorough without being complicated. The author is Tim Lister.
Patience is the more traditional game on the disk, using the Klondike system (seven piles of cards, with each pile being one card deeper than the pile to the right).
Again, getting going is very easy, although winning is more a matter of luck than skill. It has got a certain addiction though.
King's Komcr is a fairly odd game, though, played on a four-by-four grid. Any kings have to go at the corners. And there are similar rules for positioning the other picture cards. I just couldn't get the hang of it.
But l"m sure more experienced players would probably have no difficulty at all.
Finally comes one of my old favourites Hearts, which is sometimes known as Black Lady. This is played against three other computer opponents, the idea being to w in as many tricks as you can so that you can progress through the game. This one's got variable difficulty levels, which is just as well because I found it a bit too easy.
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But IdfMCR'" . *4 A . . MOT «b. S.r*''* U r.rwrrfi.r If V«.| I to or -.Kill lett'pi'" k*v It* efility c«4ei your flip m4 Ik** Prpitihy Flldft il mt will **l c«4ia* Y*n at* tbu utility *n yosff onv rub*'* If you (apgpt your ¦• lr or tkr utility 4*itroys vow III , aobodv on k»ly you*" Cryptotor may be a CLI utility, but it tells you precisely what buttons to press and how to code your files to prevent casual scrutiny.
Good heavens, a utility disk written and designed by just one person (Dr Yes Jonas Stahre from Sweden).
All the utilities are designed to be run from the Shell or
CLI. Although a mcnuing system lets you choose which program you
want to use.
DECEMBER 1991 On the disk you will find: Caller, a modem telephone book to let your Amiga do all the walking; Bsure. A boolblock saver and restorer, useful for keeping your games collection usable; MultiStarup+. Which will run a different startup-sequcnce if you press a different combination of the mouse buttons and the joystick fire button.
VTST (virus test) and Show Boot are useful for keeping viruses out of your system. Assuming that you find one. VirusMurderer will put it out of its misery.
To round off. Cryptator is a protection system which lets you encode files according to a certain key. It's easy to use and fairly quick, although Jonas was quicker to point out that lie's not responsible for any loss of data due to people using Cryptator It's a different set of utilities, which makes a change to the usual disks stuffed full of rippers, old versions of PowerPacker or disk repair programs that don't work properly.
CRUSADERS EUROCHART 1 2 MBS 1616 The Eurochart is really just a set of statistics of the Crusader group's opinions on best demo, best music and so on. The presentation of such a mundane collection of data is spot on. It's interesting, funny in places and offers some murky insights into the world of the PD hacking crews. If you're thinking of doing a disk magazine, look at this to see how it should be done.
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GAMES AG.01 Star Trek; Superb strategy game.
Digitised graphics! (2D-Mb-3 disks).
AG.02 Various; Gravwars. Jackland.
Pacman. Othello. Empire. Hanoi... AG.03 Star Trek (Agatron); Strategy game - Tobias Richter. (2D-Mb-2 disks) AG.04 Monopoly; full version of the classic property trading game!
AG.05 Pacman 87; Multi level version of this addictive arcade classic.
AG.06 Various; Cosmoroids, Amoeba.
Blackjack, Backgammon. Yahtzee etc. AG.07 Board and Card games; Cluedo, Othello, Klondike and Cribbage.
AG.09 Puzzle Maker; Jigsaw puzzles from IFF files. 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 of Doom; Adventure game with graphics - beginners level AG. 17 ST Bash; Space Invaders style shoot-em-up, aliens are Atan Sts.
AG.18 Golden Fleece; infocom quality adventure. Tron, Train, Star Fleet.. AG.22 Return to Earth; Elite style Space trading game, digitised sound AG.24 Drip; Arcade quality painter game.
China Challenge, Frogger etc AG.26 Zerg; Ultima style Role Play.
World, Daleks. Callisto. Pontoon.. AG.27 Star Trek (USA); Strategy game.
Captain the Enterprise. (2D-Mb-2 disks) AG.28 Quattro; Tetris style. China Challenge, Breaker and Asteroids AG.29 Chess; Superb Multi Featured!
Tiles. Tetriz Two. Battleships etc. AG.30 Twintris; Superb Shape dropping game! MUCH better than original!1 AG.31 Simpsons; vertical scrolling shoot- em-up style game! (SEUCK) AG.32 Legotris; another Tetris style game, amusing digitised sound effects.
AG.34 Tile Game; AMOS games creator variation on the old 16 puzzle.
AG.35 Cave Runner; Commercial quality Boulderdash style game! Excellent!
AG.36 Wizzys Quest; Professional quality arcade puzzle game.
AG.37 Ring of Zon (vol. 1); Ultima sytle fantasy strategy game.. AG.38 Star Trek - Arcade game; SEUCK produced scrolling shoot-em-up.
AG.39 Wacko in Wonderland; Platform game with large graphics! Cute!
AG.40 Metagalactic Llamas; Classic Commodore 64 game by Jeff Minter!
AG.41 Wet Beaver; version of original tennis game with digitised sound (Mb) AG.42 Games galore; Star Trek Trivia, Pharoahs Curse. Monopoly, Mazeman. Roll On, Dad. Cosmo 2, Cat and Mouse.
AG.43 Gridrunner; Classic Jeff Minter shoot-em-up, Rebound; Arkanoid style, Invaders; Space Invaders version.
AG.44 Sorry; the board game, Flipper Missile. Blackjack, Video Poker etc. AG.45 Seven Tiles; Superb Speedball style game with digitised effects!
AG. 50 AG.51 Gallery. Smash Windows, lamps etc. Frantic Freddy; Platform game, 8ood conversion of C64 favourite!
Lock It; Superb Puzzle game' Nakamoto; Great Platform game.
AG.52 AG 53 SOUNDTRACKER SND.01 Soundtracker; Four versions of this favourite Music creation program SND.02 Soundtracker 4: alternative version * instruments disk (2 disks) SND.05 Soundtracker 8 Track; Superb!
Plus converter for 4 track files... STI.01 to STI.08 Digital Soundtracker samples! 8 disks packed with 100's of files! (Buy one or all 8 for £7.99) STS.01 02 Sampled effects! (2 disks) EDUCATIONAL AE.01 Blackboard Maths. Concentration Colourpad. Cat & Mouse, etc (age 5*) AE.02 Spellquiz, Wheel ot Fortune. Tug 'o' Word. Maths Test. Etc. (Age 5.)
AE.03 Fractals, Desktop Calculator.
Function Plotter, Evolution (Age 11*) AE.04 Gravitywell, Weatherman, Gravsim, Airfoil... (Age 11+) AE 05 World data Bank; CIA world map.
3D Plot. Calendar Factory. (11+) AE 06 Talking Spelling Tutor. Speech Toy, German Language Test, Elements. Globe. Geotime (2 disks) (Age 11+) AE 07 Educational graphics: Technical illustrations; Biology. Astronomy etc Some animated (eg. Pumping heart) Load into Deluxe Paint etc. (Age 9+) SLIDESHOWS AS.01 AS 05 AS 06 AS. 12 AS 20 AS 22 AS.23 AS.24 AS.25 AS 26 AS.27 AS 28 AS 29 Boris Vallejo 1; Professional quality graphics in interlaced I- Exodus Real 3D show; 9 very impressive Ray traced pictures.
Swimsuits; Great pictures from the U.S. Sports Illustrated mag.
M. C. Escher; Animated slideshow of Eschers paradoxical
artwork... Slideshow Construction; Pictures scroll updown.
Fade in out! Etc. .
Viz; Digitised pictures from the wonderful Viz magazine.
Agatron Slideshow 10; Ray Traced pictures of Star Trek ships mduding shots from T. Richters impending video NASA; 14 Hi-Res digitised pics of Space Shuttle. Space Stations... Fraxlon Slideshow; Fantasy pictures. Expertly digitised in HAM Neighbours; Pictures from TV1 (Rude comments in speech bubbles) Tobias Richter Slideshow; Hi- Res pictures with a Sci-Fi theme.. Gorezone: Sick Horror pictures!
Colourpic; Digitised pictures produced with Colourpic and Superpic Real Time Video digitisers.
CLIP ART AC 01 Deluxe Paint; lots of quality pictures in low. Medium 8 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... AC 06 Cartoons; People, Animals... AC.07 Holidays; Flags, Flowers etc. AC.08 Music; People. School etc. AC.09 Signs; Titles, Logos, Headings.
AC.10 Teddy Bears; ideal for present labels, greetings cards etc. AC.11 Nightclub; Vintage Cars, Bikes AC.12 Colour; Occasions, Transport.
Signs, Electrical, Architecture.
AU.01 Jazzbench; Workbench upgrade with many indispensable features!
AU.02 Uedit; Excellent file editor, a vast improvement on Ed!
AG.46 Megaball; Brilliant Arkanoid style game with Editor!
AG.48 Diplomacy; War Strategy game AG.49 Eat Mine; Emerald Mine copy. 80 levels of brain straining action.
Master of the Town; Shooting 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) AU.03 QL Emulator: plus 2 data disks packed with files. Superb! (3 disks) AU.10 Graphic Utilities; Fontfixer, IFF Convert. Palette Convert etc... AU.11 Starchart; Gives positions and movements of all major constellations AU. 13 Visicalc; Superb full featured Spreadsheet with manual on disk.
AU 15 Dope Intro Maker; Create Demos with this user friendly package.
AU 17 D Copy; Excellent disk copier, similar to X Copy. Good Nibble mode!
AU.18 North C; Complete C Environment for the Amiga! Amazing value!
AU. 19 SID; Workbench replacement with easy file handling, improved Dmouse window control and many more features.
AU.20 K.O. The Virus; Virus detectors and killers! Includes; Virus X 4.1 AU.21 Avoiding CU; useful uitlities otherwise only obtainable using CLI.
AU.22 Text Plus; Word Processor (v2.2) Professional quality program!
AU.23 Word Wright; Word Processor.
Plus: Amiga Spell: Spell checker!
AU.24 Spectrum Emulator; Run some Spectrum games on your Amiga!
AU.26 Complete C Manual; packed with info on C programming, 11 chapters plus 70 executable examples!
(3 disks) AU.27 Amibase (v3.76); Professional quality, multi-featured database!
AU.29 Mash Booter disk; 20+ utilities Boot Makers. Editors. Rippers... AU.30 Mash Booter Disk 2; 25+ util's, IFF convert. Icon Maker etc. AU.31 Ghostwriter; Popular, easy to use Intro and Demo Maker (Mb) AU.32 Label Designer; Design and print black 8 white or colour labels.
AU.34 Game Music Creator; Midi compatible music composition program AU.35 Quickbase; Easy to use Database Ideal for address book or similar!
AU.36 Rainbow Writer; Demo maker.
Scrolly text. 3D stars, various fonts, font edit, load Soundtracker modules!
AU.37 mCAD; CAD package, superb value for money, professional features!
AU.38 Ultimate Icon Disk; Great icon creator, nice and easy to use!
AU.39 Red Devils Utilities 6; 30+ utilities SID, Power Packer... AU.40 Red Sector Demo Maker; Powerful program for creation of demos (Mb) AU.41 Mandelbrot Generator; Superb.
Written with AMOS language.
AU.42 Rippers Guide; Various music and graphic rippers. Very good AU.43 Master Virus Killer; Ultimate in Virus Killers, will detect over 124 different viruses 8 boot blocks!
AU.44 Immune; Use with above, will prevent disk contracting viruses!
AU.45 Slideshow Construction Kit; easy to use Slideshow creator.
AU 46 Home Utilities; Wordwright. Word Processor, Scalc: Spreadsheet.
Label Print: Label Printing utility.
AU.49 Ripped Fonts 8 Logos; Colourful character sets extracted from various demos, use in your own demos'programs AU.50 Scene Generator; Fractal Scene Creator with great preview facility!
FONTS AF.01 Cosmopolitan; Rangers. Peignet.
Avant Guard, Aldous, Celtic etc... AF.02 Fancy; Hollywood, Park Avenue, Broadway, Camelot, Courier.
Ham... AF.03 Publishers; Helvetica. Akashi, Andover. Bookman, Boxie, Times... AF.04 Various; Unusual, Videofonts.
Large 8 Small fonts... Utilities.
Walker 1; Digitised animation of Star Wars Imperial Walker (Mb) Walker 2; Digitised animation of Walker and helicopter! (Mb) AD .01 AD.02 AD .04 AD.13 AD.18 AD.21 AD.22 AD.23 AD.24 AD.25 AD.29 AD.32 AD.36 AD.39 AD.40 AD.41 AD.44 AD.45 AD.46 AD.47 AD.48 AD.49 AD.50 AD.51 AD.52 AD.53 AD.54 AD.56 Probe Sequence; Incoming video pictures from an interstellar probe landing on an alien planet! Amazing!
Walking Cat; Amazing Revolving digitised animation of walking cat!
Puggs in Space; Amusing cartoon of alien creature exploring Earth!
Busy Bee; Amazing Sculpt 3D animation of a large flying Bee! (Mb) Democreators. Create your own demo's with; Bootwriter, Bootmaker. Bootboy. Boot generator etc... Ship and Sphere; Ray Trace film of space ship and glass sphere. (Mb) NewTek Demo Reel 3; Incredible professional demo of NewTek product range features superb sampled sounds, digitised animations... (Mb- 2 disks) The Run; 3D film of Lotus chase through traffic with police car! (Mb) Predators Megademo; Brilliant demos including 2 games! (2 disks) Vision Megademo IV; Superb Digitised music and sound effects!
Kefrens Megademo VIII; 10 demos including; Kill the Beast (Shadow of the Beast meets Xenon 2)... (2 disks) Agatron animations; 3D film of USS Enterprise attacking USS Reliant.
Luxor Teenager; Variation on the classic with 2 anglepoise lamps!
RGB; Badgekiller competition winner! Produced with Director! (Mb) Laurel and Hardy; Digitised clips from various films! (2 disks) Star Trek, Dry Dock demo; The highly praised Ray Trace masterpiece!
Stealthy Manoevre II; Cartoon style Stealth Fighter animation.
Walker Demo; The incredible 2 Megabyte animation (2Mb - 2 disks) Amy V Walker; Amy the Squirrel chases AT-AT with Monkey Wrench! (Mb) Budbrain Productions; Quality animations including Movie! (2 disks) Budbrain Demo 2; Great sound, great graphics, another classic!
Flshtank demo; Animation of sea creatures miming in time to music!
Popeye meets Beach Boys; Very amusing singing combination... Iraq demo; Mini film involving Saddam Hussain and John Major!
Simpsons; Digitised: Do the Bartman plus great Bart slideshow!
Phenomena Megademo; Trip to Mars; Fly around 3D landscape.
Plus: Ray-Trace Fractal demo.
Light Sourced World animation etc. GET THIS! (Mb) AD.57 Real Ghostbusters; Space Ace style cartoon animation (Mb) AD.58 Applecus; Ray Traced apples replace beads on animated abacus!
(Mb) AD.59 Plasmutex 91 by TFA: Super smooth animations! Truly amazing!
AD.60 Magician; variation of Juggler, excellent Ray-Traced animation!
Plus: Jogger; Large ray-trace figure AD.61 Franklin the Fly; Very amusing series of animations...(Mb) To order any of the above disks simply quote the required disk numbers.
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The plot is that you're the pilot of a rocket. You hase to answer ten questions correctly to progress through the first three levels of the program - Take Off. Star Map and the Rock Storm. The computer prints the question and you have to put in the correct answer w nil a joystick.
The really clever bit of Rocket Maths is the pace. Every couple of correct answers, the rocket progresses a bit further on its journey. The fourth and final level is the landing, which plays like an arcade game (move left and right, using fire lo tum on your retro rockets). Not at all amazing in concept, just very good educational software.
ELECTROCAD 1.4 NBS U267 Attention, electronics buffs. The latest version of ElcctroCAD is now available - this disk is only a demo of the full program, but it's a lot more powerful than the previous version. The program is still very good at drawing schematic circuit diagrams, but it can now also be used for designing PCBs: the actual physical layout of your electronics projects can now be designed on your computer!
There arc a couple of snags. EleclroCAl) works by having a set of predrawn graphics shapes that you place on a blank worksheet. The snag is that there are literally tens of thousands of differently-shaped electronics components, which means the author (Derek Pell) has his work cut out.
He must be a bit of a maniac to keep updating the program, but at £30 for the full version (several disks) I suppose he must be doing all right. A very worthwhile program that's not just usable, but useful as well.
FIDDLE WITH FUN 1 7 BIT 1 379 A few utilities and a couple of games - so what? Well.
I'm happy to say that there isn't a duff program on this disk, and some of them are downright impressive.
On the games side, there's a very good version of Pacman. Although not a clone in the true sense (I’m reliably informed by a Pacman arcade nut that the game logic and ghost behaviour arc totally different) it makes a damn fine game nonetheless. The usual ma .e is there, the ghosts and Pac look very close to the original game - it even sounds very similar! Nice one.
Thanks Kari Pihkala.
The other game on the disk is Girl Actions, funnily enough a game that's been on the Amina Formal Coverdisk twice. It's basically Galaxians: Space Invaders but with no shields.
The utilities are Prodialler, a modem comms phone book: PDCopv version 3. A fast disk copier, w hich is much better than using the Workbench; LhWarp. A 192 AMIGASH DECEMBER 1991 AMIGA NITTS 1 1 58 Ever wondered where all your money goes every month? I do. So did Keith Grant, until he wrote this program to keep a record of monthly expense.
Using it is simple. You enter the date, the type of transaction involved and the amount and AMIGAsh works out the balance. The good bit is that the types of transaction are fairly comprehensive: deposits, withdrawals. Cheques in and out. Direct debits, standing orders, interest on the account and tax on your interest are all catered for.
This sort of program needs a bit of effort to be effective: you're going to have to use it consistently for AMIGAsh lo he worthwhile. But al least you'll know where your money has gone.
A bit of disking ond typing, ond AMIGAsh will soon tell you where your money is being sploshed around.
MORIA V3.00 PD SOFT SMAUG 149 FRPG. That's what I say. Fantasy role-playing games - you know the sort: Dungeons and Dragons. Swords and Sorcery. Moria is a Unix C Port, meaning that the original was developed on a very large computer (I believe originally at the University of Oklahoma).
James E Wilson of UC Berkeley designed the Unix C version, and this is a direct version of that program with some pull-down menus and graphics to make il a hit more playable.
There is no real objective in an FRPG. You simply- design a character (who can be either human or exotic), then give it a name and a career class (fighter, mage, priest, rogue or ranger). After that you must buy some equipment and go forth to conquer the levels of a massive dungeon.
Moria operates by key presses - p is for purchase, b for bash and so on - and the pull-down menus just serve to remind you of exactly what they are. The graphics arc quite pathetic for the Nineties, and you might think I'm not impressed.
You would be wrong however. There's something about Moria - it gives you a certain amount of detail, like, for example, a brief life story for each of your new characters, and different behaviour patterns for the creatures that you meet (hint: don't stop lo chat with a black dragon). Moria hasn't got the looks, but it's got the hook of an FRPG - and I really, really enjoy playing it. If only because it's a bit more long-term than most games these days. The shopkeepers haggle, the beggars whine and the bravos sneer and menace.
Moria has bags of atmosphere.
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16 Huge feature on CDTV, fhe future of home entertainment. All-time classic Captive is demoed on the disk.
1 7 24-bit graphics: the first full report.
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15 Buying a new Amiga, new softwore or new hardware? Our 'Know your Rights' feature helps you get it right.
21 Get into graphics! All the paint pock- ages reviewed, plus AMIGA artists and m n Remember!
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A ! A perfect product for your favourite paint program Football Masters is the very latest Multi-Manager Football Simulator for 16 bit computers. After 4 years of development we are proud to announce the release of the most comprehensive football management game ever. It's waiting to test your skills right now! Features Indude:- Multi Manager game for 1 lo 4 Players Three levels of difficulty.
Match highlights minule by minule. Make substilutions or leam changes at any lime Live injuries, yellow red cards and named goalscorets 1MB version has exlra Graphics, animations and realistic digitised sounds. (An option can turn this feature off) Full UK and European Cup itinerary. Includes FA. League. Zenith Dala. Leyland Daf, European, Cup Winners and UEFA Cups. All cup malch mles have been made as accurate as possible Two Leg Ties. Exlra Time. Away Goal Rule. Seeded Draws, Byes. Elc.
All 4 league divisions with play-offs and league expulsion Real initial, surname, league career records, height and age entered for all players as at the start of the 91 92 Season Five skill ratings per player, separate five for goalkeepers Plus 15 other special attributes like Captain. Super Subs & Mobility A lively and real time transfer market, with an approach facility, negotiate wages and contracts Plus loans, free transfers and trainees. Unique and simple training system to improve player skills High quality printer facilities to list all the vital information Masses of historical
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scxpn WRESTLING Masters An amazing graphical strategic
simulator that's fun for all the family 0. 1 or 2 players on
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You can edit your very own new wrestler or amend a wrestler already created (16 are provided on the game to begin wilhl You can change any name, colour of tights, linings, flesh tone and hair together with all the fighting skill values, weight etc. Instructions ate also provided which show you how lo change the way any wrestler looks or you can creale whole new ones. Amiga 1MB RAM Only £19 95 DECEMBER 1991 incl up 100 Labels to 100 and VAT.
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WARNING TO ALL NEW 500 plus OWNERS Most megademos ond non dos disks will probably not run on your new Amiga' If you have a 500* please phone to confirm suitability! NBS the PD library that cares III P 044 5 Price is per disk NOT per Title £32 50 £6250 £32 50 £17 50 . £1 25 £1 99 £10 50 £5 50 RIBBONS STAR LC10 (mono) ... STAR LC200 (mono) Citizen Swifi 1200 Epson MX 80 Amstrad 9512 £3 35 £4 75 £4 95 £3 55 £3 55 NBS PD UPDATE 9 available early December If you are a Utility fan, this one will contain an invaluable utility list.
Just send a stamped self-addressed envelope to receive your copy. (Exg customers will be mailed theirs free) ANIMATION SPECIAL!
The works of Tobias Richter AJI require iMb H 009 Agatron Anim 9 Misc • Jet fighter landing Basic H 003 Agatron Anim 3 Star Trek • Shuttle Oy past H 005 Agatron Anim 5 Star Trek Kitngon fires Torpedoes H 007 Agatron Anim 7 Star Wars Fighter domg loops etc H 009 Agatron Anim 9 Star Wars Filter ftyby Impressrve H 010 Agatron Amm 10 Star Trek Enterprise m dry dock H 011 Agatron Amm 11 Tron - Tank vs Deaktivator Good vectors H 019 Agatron Anim 19 Tron Animation Not one of the best H 013 Agatron Anim 13 Mtsc - Robo 1 A robot waving H 014 Agatron Anim 14 Star Trek Workbee and Reliant 3 Shots H 017
Agatron Anim 17 Star Trek TWO* Animation Shod but OK H018 Agatron Amm 18 Star Trek Enterprise fly by Short H 020 Agatron Amm 20 misc Huey the hebcooter lakmg off H 023 Agatron Anim 23 Star Trek Fleet Manoevre Bnmant H 024 Agatron Antm 24 Mtsc - A pen signing Tevox' H 025 Agatron Anim. 25 The Run Superb car chase A classic H 026 Agatron Antm 26 Mtsc • A ship rocking at sea Poss Bug H 027 Agatron Anim 27 Mtsc A book opening1 H 028 Agatron Amm 28 Star Trek Shuttle and Enterprise H 029 Agatron Amm 29 Star Wars • MiOemiRn Falcon m chase H 030 Agatron Amm 30 Star Wars MiHemun Falcon goes hyper H 031
Agatron Anim 31 Mtsc Porsch nsmg out of a table H 032 Agatom Amm 32 Space • Space probe flying away H 033 Agatron Anim 33 Space ¦ Space probe passing Shod H 034 Agatron Anim 34 Star Trek • The Space Office A brt shod H 035 Agatron Amm 35 Space • Space probe frying away H 036 Agatron Amm 36 Star Trek • Bird of pray loop de loop' H 037 Agatron Amm 37 Misc Totxas goes knackers' EDUCATION E 006 7 LEARN AND PLAY Game) ptui maim and vrordl (Ml ageo 5.)
E 008 TALKING COLOURING BOOK Draw the plcturei then colour them Some people love them, some people cannot see the point of them, but they are here to stay!
There is no better way to show off your Amiga' 0 001 ALCATRAZ MEGADCMO 4 (3 DtSKSlBnWar*'One of the b*9e« D 033 TOMSOn trip TO MARS Vector g «pn s with a theme * 0 034 BU06RAJN mLGADCmO (8 DtSKS) A djtu’ Not to be missed but beware ot the very rnque cartoons 0 035 CRJONKS MEGADEMO Another great' Famous for The Madonna part 0 078 CRIONKS NEVERWARE (1 MEG) Famed for the brHI Madonna graphic 0 081 MumON MEGADEMO Includes the f)ash st ever acud demo 0 091 HLLFT THE FTSM S*n*ar to PUGGS, but not« good sill bni 0 135 REBELS mEGADCmO Excellent for its tme Good demos 0 138 Raf MEGADCMO (2 DISKS) SM
fresh after aEtrwsbme1 D 141 PHENOMENA MEGADCMO Brilhant group today, always been good D 146 RSI MEGADCMO (9 DISKS) An all lime great' Still good today' Great music and graphics A must" 0 153 PUGGS * SPACE Not general* classed as a megademo, but not to be missed Great for the kids 0 161 PRCDATORSM£GADCMO(2 DISKS) Don't rrwssthrs one yeat sound, graphics and game Another classic D 166 SILENTS MEGADCMO Ear* Silents, the bnlhance is bom' D 719 DEVILS LABYRINTH Great stuff from France Vector Bob Enterprise’ D 713 DEVILS NO REAUTY Amazing mixture of graphical f X It's good 0 718 MAJIC 19 RAY OF
HOPE Great FX Altogether good demo D 180 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER Another ciass wtuch pushed the boundaries of the Amiga ky* years on D 190 Rsl CEBIT DCMO Terr*c demo wftfr the best e*r mui • DISKS
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STATION AT KHERN (2 MEG 3 DISKS) DRAGONS LAIR 2 GAME DEMO
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GALACTKA) (3 MEG, 4 DISKS, ANTI LEMMING DemO (2 MEG)Exce»ent
Enc Shwartz THE DATING GAME (3 MEG 2 DISK SET) 4 mms long
anim" TnRy Impressive Erie Schwartz demo TOBIAS RITCHER
LANDING (4 MEG) (4 DISKS) Bnlliant' POWER DEMOS (All demos n
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MANY OTHERS IN STOCK AMIGA DEMOS P0T0 11 P 012 3 4 P 030 1 P
050-3 P 046 7 GAMES G 107 STAR TREK GAME Good graphic
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Boulderdash clone (not A1500 etc) G 133 PD GAMES COMPO Good
selection me Weiltrix and Breakout G 136 DRIP Very tncky
painter type game Almost commercial Quality' G 142 PD GAMES
ComPO 3 Great Pacman plus 2 others G 143 JEOPARDY (1 MEG)
Version of the board game Risk' G 152 PD GAMES COMPO 9
Battlemech, Bullrun (Battle Sim) and more G 154 BATTLEFORCE (1
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CU8ULUS Great-Rubies Cube type puzzle Excellent G 178 WIZZYS
QUEST (1 MEG) Super game for PD (Shareware) G 179 LLAMATRON By
Jeff Mmter, blast the beasties (Shareware) G 180 BLOCK Hi! A
tough but addictive puzzle game G 181 JT's GAME COMPENDIUM
Some old, but most are new G 189 MENTAL IMAGE GAME DISK 1 A
superb compilation of new games G 185 BLACKJACK LAB More
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(1M6) A Lada fun for 4 players G 189 NO MANS LAND (1MB) A good
2 player shoot each other game G 197 NBS GREAT GAMES VOL 3
Super new games G 198 PATIENCE CARD GAMES Superb games and
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Beyond that is a Fish index d*k We currently have Tbag disks
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We also have a collection of over SO glamour disks 5 or 10
disk best selection’ packs available 0 993 BU06RAJN MEGADEMO 2
Not quite as good as the first, sW good' D 236 GOLDfTRE
ULTIMATE FX This youp continues to improve" 0 961 SIMF*SONS
DEMO BY DECAY Probab* the best so far ( 1 MEG) D 267 BASS MEGA
DEMO Great housey muvc throughout D 995 TomSOET VRTUAL WORLD i
1 MEG) Its a class*; Best thrs year D 999 IAS EGO TRP C1 MEG)
Mug« demo, great mus*c and value 0 700 PMC ALPHA OMEGA Ray
tracing, vectors, exceSent 0 705 VOYAGE Cleverly inked demos
Good vectors D 706 THE CULT VECTOR DANCE 2 Good GFX and
original vector FX S 393 4 5 0E FI NATIVE MADONNA SLIDE SHOW
(3 disks) 1 meg 4 2 drhes S 441 INVISAlE WORLD SLIDE SHOW See
it and itch Micro bugs S 486 7 WWF ANIM AND SU0CS ( 1 MEG) (9
D*SK SET) US wresting H 545 AT FIGHTER ANW Snviar to The Rm.
But far far better ( 1 MEG) H 555 BATMAN THE MOV* AtaMATlON 1 MEG ) Good frarvy cartoon H 559 MAGKIANANO JOGGER AMMATIOnSO MEG) Ray traced amms H 560 CAR 4 UNKYCLE ANIMATION (1 MEG) Brin anim, a must for fans' M 564 EVIL DEAD DCMO (1 MEG) Get the goulies, before they get yours H 565 RGB 4 FOCUS (1 MEG) The famous Stretching nose1 anmabon' H 573 TOO MUCH 3D (1 MEG) The spacevyp fies osA of the screen' H 636 7 STAR TREK MEGADCMO (1 MEG, 2 DISKS) Best of Rrtcher* H 647 v*TNAM ANIM 11 MEG) Another Steafthey type animation H 650 OPTIMUM PRESSURE CRISIS (1 MB) Great series of animated v-des H 659
YET MORE CLASSY ANIMATIONS 3 latest works from Steve H 653 YET MORE CLASSY ANIMATIONS 4 and more VET MORE CLASSY ANIMATIONS 5 Final m the series H 660 An AGILITY (i MiG) Another stealth, anim from Enc Shwartz H 664 COLOUR CVCUNG Amazing shdes aman X110 FRAXJON HORROR Great cartoon yaph* demo erf nasty stuff MUSIC M 005 MAHONEY 4 KAKTUS Brilliant music disk M 030 DIGITAL CONCERT 2 Over 19 mins of mixed house music.
M 9001 9 SAE AMAZING TUNES 9 (3 DISKS 1 MEG) . Superb' m 919 MAG FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL Another huge collection m 996 DYNAMITE BEATS 4 Another very classy music cksk from Max M 930 DEXION PARTY MUSK AND PKCYS A good disk as always M 939 ALCATRAZ MUZ 1C Classy presentation, 3 good tracks'" M 969 ALCATRAZ MORE THAN MUSIC Superb M 311 UONS INXS (1 MEG) 9 tracks of remixed INXS m 314 mag FIELDS SPACED OUT 1 (1 MB) Beaty, housey music M 315 MAG FIELDS SPACED OUT 9 (1 MB) More of the same Good M 316 LSD: DON’T PANIC (1 MB) Well presented good sounds M 330 SILENTS: FULL POWER 9 good backs M 594 5
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TOONS - LITTLE STORY II 1 7 BIT, DISK 1374 If strange animated characters appeal to sou. Then you should have a look at this demo. We're not really sure what the little blobby main character is supposed to be.
But the way he treats a defenceless little robot in this clip deserves a strong reprimand! The animation style is ralher odd. But it still manages to be rather effective.
The characters have a weird quality all of their own.
And well worth looking out for in future presentations.
It would be nice if the clip was a little longer though.
ATF AGILITY NBS, DISK H660 DYNAMIC HI-RES SLIDESHOW 1 7 BIT, DISK 1 306 This disk contains five pictures showing off New tek's Dynamic high resolution mode. The subject matter includes such elements as a horror-film character, a rock-horror character and... cr... a horror comic character. So there's lots of diversity here! The pictures are pretty well digitised, featuring clear colours and sharp edges - even if the subject matter is a little grim!
THE CHIPS ARE UP!
AMUGANUTS UNITED, DISK 1 160 Hoorah! Mr Potato Head makes a return to the Amiga!
This time, he takes part in a longer clip than in his previous outing, as he performs a death-defying high-dive into a damp sponge. Pretty stupid. I trust you'll agree.
Well, he's a potato, what did you expect!
Anyone who has seen Chris Hill's earlier Potato Head demo will know what lo expect here, but it has to be said that this time he has produced a much better clip, with larger characters and even shifts in the viewpoint. If he keeps on improving his work like this, then Chris will definitely become one of the top names to look out for in the realm of PD animations - maybe even rivalling the incredibly famous Eric Schwartz himself! Speaking of which... Keeping wilh the tradition of Demo Zone, here is this month's Eric Schwartz animation! In yet another of the Aeroloons production, a sprightly
little Advanced Tactical Fighter dogs a lumbering bomber, but the old chap has something up his sleeve lo keep the young whippersnapper in his place!
There's not much you can say about Eric Schwartz that hasn't already been said on many occasions. He is the producer of some of the finest Amiga cartoons you could ever hope to see. And ATF Ability is no exception. Schwartz fans boost your collection, those who have never seen his stuff before - start right here!
YET MORE CLASSY ANIMATIONS VOLUME FIVE NBS, DISK H654 0 * TOTAL RECALL CHUCK Well... this is it... the last of disks to feature animations of that dear little character. Chuck. The disk contains the usual collection of neat little clips, including a swansong for Chuck, featuring a show of all his costumes to date.
Fans of Steve Packer (the creator of the Classy Animations scries) needn't get too upset though, since he promises to come up with some new stuff very soon indeed. Tum the page to find out more... HARDCORE III 17 BIT, DISK 1371 TECHNO ATTACK 1 7 BIT, DISK 5510 HAKBCMU L »• a gng-Amsttaidi Y ISBiiIiIb It - tllylic In I' ludyii 203 O' O' LU CO LU U Q Pits CtfKkfngtetii attend PD music demos arc beginning to shift away from the usual ethereal pieces, w ith their predictable chord progressions and dodgy melodies, and more disks arc appearing packed with hard-core techno-dance tracks.
These two disks from 17 Bit arc the latest examples of the trend. Both feature a version of Prodigy's 'Charly'.
The best version of w hich is featured on the Techno Attack disk. The rest of this volume is taken up w ith new tracks patched together using various sampled riffs and breaks to decent effect.
Hardcore III is all cover versions, featured alongside 'Charly' arc versions of T-99's 'Anasthasia' and Cubic 22's 'Night in Motion'. All three tracks arc pretty well converted, but they seem to lack the punch of their record counterpans. Still, it's cheaper than buying another remix 12 inch!
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the hit, the first being a complete sample of the original (and best) version supplied on two disks. The contents of disk 1380 were inevitable really, with the release of the Progeny CD containing samples from the track making it easy for would-be producers to put together their own versions of the song. This mix just seems to lack the power and energy of the original version however, being a fairly simple rendition of the track. Still. I'm sure there are bound to be quite a few more... OPTIMUM PRESSURE CRISIS NBS, DISK H650 TIME FLIES WARPDRIVE AMIGANUTS UNITED, DISK 1 169 AMIGANUTS UNITED,
DISK 1 165 DECEMBER 1991 BUSY BEE ORBITERS AMIGANUTS UNITED, DISK 1 166 AMIGANUTS UNITED, DISK 1 167 Amiganuts have always been instrumental in bringing some of the finest ray-traced Amiga animations to the attention of the public, but this month they've surpassed themselves by releasing not one. Not two. Not even three, but four... yes FOUR... ray-traced animations in one go. The clips range from the simple Orbiters. Which features some revolving silver spheres to the more complex Busy Bee (quite obvious what this is) and Warpdrivc (featuring a colourful cruiser employing a Star Trek-style
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After announcing the end of the Chuck series, Steve Packer has changed his style somewhat. Optimum Pressure Crisis is the first in his new style and shows a great deal of promise for future disks. The plot is basically a scicncc-fiction story, telling of a seek-and-destroy team looking for a creature that has been terrorising the human colonists of a water planet.
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TP I DANCE EP 3 AMIGANUTS UNITED, DISK 1 163 This disk is for serious rave-maniacs only! There arc no graphics, all that the disk contains is a collection of six rave tracks. Everything you'd expect to hear while shaking down your funky thang in a field is here - pacy. Synthetic drums, looped vocal lines, discordant melodics and frantic basslincs - they're all here. If you can't afford the price of a rave party or a collection of dance singles, then have a quick listen to this. You can then get down in your own home for very little cost!
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What is Stereo Master Stereo Master Is a low cost, high quality sound sampler for the Amiga range of computers. The sampler cartridge included in this package plugs into the printer port at the rear of the computer and allows you to analyze the sounds coming in from devices such as Personal Cassette Players. Compact Disc Players etc, or change the way they sound using the Real Time Special Effects or record them Once in the computer STEREO MASTERS unique editor will enable you to edit the sound in practically any way you can imagine. Once you have the sound sample how you want it. You may
incorporate it into your own Demo's or use STEREO MASTERS own built in sample sequencer to play back the sample in sequence with other samples!
The Sampling Software Every teature you would expect to find in a professional editing suite including;
• Real time record play ghost markers ’ Playback volumes
• Cut or Delete selected sample area * Decrease volume
• Mix sample with full or half volume * Increase volume
• Shrink In by 2S% 50% 75% by drag or wipe * Bounce sample
• Fade In out with selectable degree of fade ' Paste sample
• Filter sample with soft medium hard filter * Trigger recording
• Selectable trigger volumes * Clear left right samples
• Record frequency from 3.0 to 55.9 Khz * Loop sample
• Full editing and control facility for left right channels MAIN
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Multi echo Chorus. Phaser, Reverse and Pitch bend.
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* 3D display of sample frequencies (Fast fourier transform)
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3D DISPLAY OF SAMPLE FREQUENCIES (FFT) STEREO OSCILLOSCOPES STEREO SPECTRUM ANALYZERS The Sequencing Software Our built in sample sequencer allows you to take up to 18 samples (memory permitting) and sequence them into you own Ironic" mixes, features on the sequencer include.
• Real time entry of sequences from keypad * Sequence copy
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Tel: 0582 491949 MOST NEW AMIGA OWNERS except for lucky A1500 ow ners, w ho get tw o disk drives when they bus the machine • get very tired of swapping disks. Whether you're saving pictures from Drliue Paint, doing some word processing or just playing a two-disk game, swapping disks is so irritating!
The reason why this happens is easy to understand. When the computer needs to look at a file on a floppy that isn't present in a floppy drive, it stops what it's doing and displays a message asking you to insert the disk it needs. The machine can't very well hunt around for the disk and plonk it in the drive - which means that you. The user, hase to find the disk and stick it in.
What can happen is that the Amiga needs some information from a disk, and as soon as it s finished asks for the last one you put in.
Imagine what copying disks is like, if you haven't ever tried it - an endless sucession of ejecting disks and inserting them Mind-numbing in the extreme. But there's nothing you can do unless you get an extra drive.
H The problem is not confined to the Amiga
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This situation really affects every Amiga user. Whether you're playing multi-disk games, copying disks or trying to program, an extra drive tor even twoli makes life easier and prolongs the life of the internal disk drive.
Loose 'n floppy If you've not bought an extra floppy drive by now, you'll be tearing your hair out with with those disk-swapping blues. Pat McDonald tests all the floppy drives on the market and tells you what's best and why.
One important point to bear in nnnd is that although in theory the Amiga can have up to four floppy drives connected at once, the standard A500 sometimes cannot cope with more than one extra drive. This is due to the fact that some (not all A500 power supplies arc a little punv and external drives rely on the Amiga to provide the juice.
DECEMBER 1991 One way to avoid an expensive expansion being rendered useless by lack of power is to take your power supply and expansions to the shop and try out the equipment on one of their computers. If the Amiga's power light goes dim and the drive speeds up and slows down, you'll know you have problems.
Another point to bear in mind is that every floppy dnve needs some memory in order to operate: actually, about 25-30K. This may seem trivial, but on a 5I2K Amiga that's quite a chunk. Even on a I Mh Amiga, you may find that some programs crash due to lack of memory w ith external drivet s connected.
The answer to the problem is to disconnect the drive when you're running memory-hungry programs, particularly graphics and animation stuff. It's such a pain, though, to have to turn off your computer ami fiddle around the back to disconnect the lead. Which is w hy a lot of drives have an on off switch: to deactivate the drive without unplugging it.
There are plenty of factors to consider when buying an external floppy drive, but the main one. Perhaps surprisingly, is not cost. Most drives cost between £50-£60 and you shouldn't penny-pinch to get the best deal.
External floppies are probably the most compatible expansion you can gel - they all be have exactly alike, with minor gimmicks to distinguish them.
So look at the extra features of all the drives. If you're careless about checking read write protect tabs land arc prone to catching the odd virus) the PC880B looks attractive.
Alternatively, you may prefer to keep a manual check using the track display on the Golden Image 3A-ID. Or you might be a CDTV owner who wants a sleek, black Roclite. What I'm trying to say here is don't buv the most convenient drive. Buv one that A QUICK WORD About the speed rating in the following reviews: the speed of a floppy-drive reading and writing data is determined by the Amiga, not the drive. So you shouldn’t think that the speed is a mark of data flying on to and off a disk. Instead. I've tested the time it takes for a disk's Icon to appear on Workbench after Insertion, which
does vary quantlfiably from drive to drive.
DAISY CHAINS The Amiga has only got one connector lor disk drives, right? So how do you connect more than one external disk drive? They can’t plug Into the same place, can they? No. They don't. Is the simple answer.
You plug the first tloppy disk drive Into the computer, plug the second external Into a connector on the back ot the first, and the third Into the back ot the second. Now you can appreciate why it's called daisy chaining' - but remember, lor the system to work all external drives, except the last in the chain, must have a connector (called a through port).
You'll be happy working with for the next five years (average time life time of floppy drives).
And don't buy one with holes in ihe case - it will die as soon as you spill some coffee on it.
Finally, before I get down to the nitty-gritty rev iews, a few general words of advice. Don't unplug or connect any floppy drives while the computer is turned on. Not only can it damage the internals of the computer, but it's totally pointless. The machine checks how many disk drives arc available only when it's turned on.
Whenever you insert a new disk into a drive, check that the metal shutter is working properly Just put your finger on the top of the disk and mov e the shutter buck and forth a few times. If the shutter is dodgy, it can fall off when you put the disk in the drive, making taking it out again the devil's own job.
When you put a label on a disk, try to lake off the old one. You might hav e to scrape off as much of the old label as possible, because they tend to be sticky little blighters, but it's worth the effort. As labels build up on disks, the disk gets thicker. Usually such a disk will go into a drive, but it's getting it out that can be the problem. Try pressing down on the top edge of the disk as you press the eject button, to squeeze the disk so it can slide out.
CBM Al 011 £99 99 ¦ Commodore 0628 770088 A US-based company. Zydec produces stuff that usually has an average-to-good specification with some quality packaging to help shift the product through the shops. This drive is in no way an exception to their normal working practices.
It's got a standard-sized Citizen mechanism (not the same as the newer one by the £55 cipprOX H EV6Sh 3m MlCTOS (0386 765500) same company fitted in the Rocllte) which happily copes with most situations - It's quiet enough and doesn't click. A through port and on off switch are fitted as standard.
The metal case is a standard off- the-shelf electronics wholesalers job, with no sort of contouring at all. It's got some cooling vents in it. Which are totally unecessary and let in any stray liquid. At least they're masked with a fine mesh, to stop debris getting In and ruining the mechanism.
The documentation is (as far as I can tell) non-existent, but as all you have to do is take it out of the box. Flick the switch to on. Plug it in and boot the machine, it's not a problem.
An average drive, with a couple of design faults that a bit of sellotape can fix. I wish I could say more about It. But it's so dull.
Zydec Floppy Drive SPEED
• • • A little taster than the Internal drive.
DOCUMENTATION • Lacking totally, but that's not a problem.
ACCESSIBILITY
• • • Average case, average lead.
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• • • Depends where you buy It.
Ho 50' Vo L IW 218 DECEMBER 1991 When Ihe first Amiga, the A1000. Appeared in 1985, Commodore released an official drive to complement it - the A1010. Featuring a through port (but no on off switch) it was ail right for its day, but it had the styling of an A1000 - square with rounded edges.
A lot of people who bought the A1000 also bought the A1010, and when they upgraded the computer they kept their disk drive.
You can still get them second-hand, and so long as you don't mind unplugging it every so often to run certain programs it's good. Commodore soon realised that it just didn't look right with the groovily-styled A500. So they bought out a successor', the A1011.
The A1011 is naff. It has no through port, ostensibly because some A500s can only power one external disk drive. Why don’t you just fit a porkier power supply.
Commodore? Again it has no on off switch, presumably because Commodore like making people turn off their machines and unplugging the beast.
The Chinon mechanism is noisy and no faster than the internal drive (the slowest drive at recognising that it's got a disk in it).
The front cover falls off when the drive is knocked - accidents do happen, so they have to be accounted for. The plastic case appears to have no holes for hot coffee to spill into, but they are there: just hidden beneath some plastic struts. The drive can be used with other externals (I've got it CBM A1011
• • No (aster at recognising disks than the internal.
DOCUMENTATION
• • • Good enough - no technical Into.
ACCESSIBILITY
• • • The lead is long enough.
FEATURES • It's even worse than Its predecessor.
VALUE • A blatant rip-off if 1 ever saw one.
Jerdic) 34( Vo plugged in with two others right now).
Remember, it must be the last link in the chain. If you buy two A1011S. Only one can be connected at a time.
The A1011 does do Its |ob, but there are no frills at all. It doesn't even have a dust flap to prevent extraneous nasties from finding their way into the slot where the disk is inserted. At the price. If you buy one after reading this review you need your head examined. A1012 please. CBM.
Qtec EX-310 £55 ¦ No known UK supplier Wow. This drive is a copy of the Zydec one. The only outward difference being that it has a little Qtec sticker on the front. Who really makes them - Zydec. Qtec or a third party?
The probable answer is coincidence. The same wholesalers supply the components and the firms make up their drives. There's only so many ways that you can actually make a floppy unit.
I only mention the drive because it appeared under mysterious circumstances in the AF office. We have no Idea who sells it. And the price (like all the prices we quote in this review) given above Is a guideline of what to expect.
I did say outward' appearance. The screws which hold the case together are made of a soft alloy which soon distorted when I attempted to take the drive apart. Short of using a hacksaw - which is a little extreme even for me - I can't be sure what make of mechanism it contains. Probably a Citizen.
If you come across the Qtec drive, treat it like the Zydec (reviewed above). It's not the best drive, but it will do all the standard tricks that external floppies perform.
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¦ Ladbroke Computing (0772 203166) Cumana have been
making external floppy drives since before the Amiga was
even Invented. It comes as no surprise that this
offering is simple, well- designed and a little bit
expensive.
You get the two main features that every floppy disk drive needs: a through port and an on off switch. It's a little boring and normal, but some people like that approach.
For reliability purposes I can definitely say that It's very good - Trent's been using one for over a year and It's never had any problems. The Chinon Power PC880B £55E Power Computing (0234 273000) Controversial, the PC880B has a number of extra features to make It well worth a look.
It's housed in a long, slightly contoured (and unholed) plastic case, and has those standard features of any good external floppy: a through port and on off switch.
Inside there’s a Sony mechanism (nice to see someone using a decent brand) and a fair amount of circuitry. The drive is usually very quiet (more on that later) thanks to an anti-click board, and there's a couple of other widgets which make It very attractive.
The PC880B works in three modes, selected with a switch. In normal mode. It's a well behaved, unobtrusive external drive. Switching it to anti-virus mode automatically 221 DECEMBER 1991 Cumana CAX 354 Power PC880B SPEED • • • About average tor an external disk drive.
DOCUMENTATION • • Not a lot, but It's a straightforward drive ACCESSIBILITY_•••• No holes and an acceptable lead FEATURES _••• Standard stuff, but it's quiet value_a a Maybe a little bit (£10) expensive.
SPEED • • • A bit faster than the internal drive DOCUMENTATION • • • • Clearly written, nothing complicated.
ACCESSIBILITY • • The case is long, but otherwise fine.
FEATURES • • • • • The most features of any floppy drive.
Value_aaaaa You get a lot for your money.
(ferdic) 57% (ferdic! 83% mechanism has been made very quiet, by simple anti-click circuitry. Speed- wise the CAX354 is nothing special, barely beating the internal drive by a second or two when a disk Is Inserted. The cable is just long enough to put the drive at the side of an A500, but I found it was easier just sticking It on top of the computer.
One Important point to bear In mind is that, although the official Cumana price is displayed above (Including VAT), many suppliers sell it for substantially less. Expect to pay around E65 tops.
This drive was put together by somebody who didn't really want people like me to tearing it apart. There are no holes or gaps In the plastic to spill liquid into, and It's snapped together in two parts. Clever without being too complicated.
There are many adver- tlsments at the moment for this drive which claim that it's ultra quiet, and indeed It Is. Mind you. You would probably need a microphone and a decibel meter to actually prove the point, as every drive that is reviewed here had the same basic anti-click circuitry, so hte message Is simple: don’t believe the hype.
The Cumana Is a really good, hard-working drive that's maybe just a little too expensive but does its job very well. It's quiet and unassuming.
Write-protects all floppies (Including those In other drives). No data can be written on to any floppies, so a virus cannot infect any disks at all. Neat. Bear in mind this feature doesn't stop viruses - It's not a virus hunter checker, and it doesn't know what a one is. You could have a virus for years and not even know. It’s a good feature, but when you turn it off (and you have to if you want to save any data) any viruses will start copying themselves. You'll still need to check for viruses, but the chance of them damaging disks is reduced.
The other feature is the addition of some disk back-up hardware. This, when used with the supplied software, will attempt to copy any disk, and by-passes many forms of copy protection. Note that It cannot cope with all forms of protection, but the device can back up some disks which you normally can't copy.
That's at the centre of the argument. Games software houses, and FAST (Federaton Against Software Theft) want to see devices capable of doing this regulated. After all, legally speaking, you’re not allowed to back up anything that isn't your own work.
While the drive Is In back-up mode, it can make some horrendous noises. This is because the drive is being synchronized to the same speed as the drive which originally made a disk - some disk duplicating machines go very, very fast. To sum up. The PC880B has a good basic design, with a very effective virus protector and a goodish back-up feature. The price is good, the manual Is simple but comprehensive and. Apart from the overlong case, I think it's excellent.
ANTI-VIRUS, CLICKERS, BACKERS UP A lot of companies sell disk gadgets like antl-vlrus devices, anti-click boards and back-up cartridges. What's the advantage or disadvantage of Incorporating them Into a disk drive?
In case you hadn't noticed, the Amiga Internal disk drive Is notorious for making Irritating clicking noises when It's not got a disk In. Nearly all the drives reviewed here have an anti-click device, but this has no effect on the Internal drive. Well, there are boards which will do this (and some Public Domain programs) but It's not an Impressive trick In my book.
The Amiga was designed as a noisy machine - drown out the dick with your stereo, that's my motto. Anti-virus and back-up hardware suffers from the same problem. Quite simply, as new viruses and copy protection systems appear, they have to be updated to contend with the new systems. It's an ongoing war between the virus writers and software houses on one side, and the virus hunters and crackers on the other.
The PC880B has some fine features built into It (especially the antl-vlrus mode - viruses don't work when It's switched on) but In the final analysis I doubt It building It Into a drive is the right answer, II there is a right answer.
When the system needs to be updated, you'll have to send the whole drive back to Power. When a separate device needs to be updated, at least you can still keep using your external drive. The Power PC880B Is a very good drive today (and I don't want to knock It without reason). Will it be as good a drive tomorrow?
Roclite RF382C £59.99 ¦ £69 99 (CDTV black vc S lica (081 309 !lll) Roctec are fairly new on the scene, and some of their promised products haven't actually arrived yet. The Roclite drive is definitely on the scene, though, and what a great performer It Is.
There s only one gimmick on this drive - the size. The RF382C Is tiny, thanks to Roctec using a new slimline Citizen mechanism which Is little bigger than four stacked floppies.
Golden Image 3A-1D £64.95 ¦ Evesham Micros (0386 765500) There have been a couple of drives like this one for some years, but the 3A-1D is the only one still available. The big selling point of this drive is that It has a bright green LED display, which shows which track is being accessed at any one time.
Housed in a large but smart plastic case, the drive has no holes for accidents to pour themselves Into. The case needs to be wider to accomodate the display, but I can t really see why It has to be so long, except perhaps for aesthetic reasons.
In use. The 3A-1D performs very well. When a disk is inserted the device can DECEMBER 1991 Golden linage 3A-1D SPEED • • • • Prety nippy, not as last as the Roclite.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Looks daunting but is good ACCESSIBILITY • • • • It's big. But so Is the lead (750mm).
FEATURES • •• • A bit more than your average external floppy.
VALUE • • • Track display Isn't that special an extra.
Imic) 72% This size means that you more space to manoeuvre on your desk, and also means the cable can go a bit further without being stretched. It also looks Incredibly chic. But there are other benefits of using this drive.
For one thing, because the mechanism was originally designed to fit in laptop (portable) computers the power drain is pretty small - significantly less than many other drives. Good news for A500 owners.
The real benefit of this drive, though. Is In terms of speed. The Roclite can see a disk being inserted In half the time that It takes the internal drive to detect it. And when the disk is elected the Icon disappears practically Instantaneously. The Roclite manages a far superior performance In this respect to any of the other drives that were tested.
The metal casing is seamless. And the drive is available In either Amiga Ivory or CDTV black - CDTV owners please note that you can use any of the floppy drives listed here with your machine to load Amiga programs, but the Roclite is the only one currently available that's the right colour.
There's not a lot else to say. The RF382C Is quiet, fast, has both the all Important features (through port and on off switch) and is very unobtrusive. A little more expensive than other drives, but worth It.
Detect It fairly quickly, displaying the tracks as they are accessed. When the disk Isn't being accessed, the display goes blank. Very sensible, as LEDs do take power.
The Teac mechanism has been silenced by some anti-click circuitry. Apart from the size of the case I found It a very pleasant drive to use. It has a standard through port and on off switch.
The reason why there's a track display is that, in theory, you can see a virus writing itself to the bootblock of disks. Unfortunately this is a matter of skill and experience - at first it's unclear as to what the numbers actually mean, and your chances of detecting a virus are pretty slim. I’m not saying it's just a gimmick. If nothing else It gives you something to look at when programs are loading • some games with odd loaders make It go berserk! Eventually you can diagnose a virus infecting the system, but it's not as good as a proper virus hunter klller program.
Included is a large Instruction manual. This doesn’t have lots of technical Information, |ust translations of the same basic instructions. No doubt this helps to sell the drive In countries other than the UK or USA.
There was a time when this sort of drive was very fashionable - people were convinced that it made viruses impotent. All It really did was let you see them In action.
It's an Interesting drive, but I can't really see many people being that awed or Inspired by it. There are better designs available - but then you could buy worse.
FUTURE OF FLOPPIES There is a lot of development work going on at the moment with floppy drives .
But very little Is yet available commercially In the UK. For Instance, companies that do make floppy drives which can store over twice the Information of a normal drive - so called 2Mb drives, sometimes called high-density or quad-density drives.
There Is also the possibility of connecting drives which use a different technology. Floppy drives are available now that can store about 18Mb of data on. They're called magneto-optical drives, and work by using a laser beam to encode magnetic fields on the disks, rather than a standard drive head.
Although they have massive storage, they are rather slow, and the disks can only be used with the special drives.
When will we see more advanced drive technology made available on the Amiga scene? The Roclite is just one example of a whole new generation of floppy disk types. Watch this space.
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Media Direct Computer Supplies Limited does not condone or encourage the reproduction ol copyrighted software MEDIA ¦ DIRECT Media Direct Computer Supplies Limited, Unit 3, Railway Enterprise Centre, Shelton New Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7SH Tel: 0782 208228 Fax: 0782 281506 ANCIENT INCOMPATIBILITY Workbench Another incredible amount of up-to-date Amiga information and expert advice, that is ready to be read and vetted by our man in the know, Pat McDonald. Let's start with... I'm having trouble loading the game P47 from MicroProse. The disk just refuses to load. I've tried loading it on my
A50(1 as well as on three friend's machines. It has alos been replaced four times, twice by the manufacturers.
I have noted the instructions which say that I need to insert the Kickstart disk first, and then the game disk. I thought the latest Amigas had kickstart on a ROM chip inside the machine - if not. Why not? How do I create a kickstart disk?
I would be interested in your comments.
R Ll'REHl'RST What is probably wrong is P47 (a rather old ganicl was written for a 1.1 or 1.2 version of the original Amiga, the AIIHK). This did not have Kickstart on ROM. And needed a Kickstart disk to be inserted before you could load a game or Workbench.
When 1.3 came along, a lot of programs stopped working. I can only assume that you are using a 1.3 Amiga, and the program is therefore not compatible w ith any present day A5(K)s. Get a refund.
NEW WORKBENCH I wonder if you can help me. I have bought a second-hand Amiga, only to find the Workbench disk is defective. All the other programs that I got with it work Ok. Hut I realise that without Workbench my Amiga is little more than a games machine. Where can I get a replacement?
l KPPS. CROVDEN You can get a replacement from any shop that sells Amigas. They may need to order it for you if you want a genuine Commodore replacement, but most shops are sympathetic about this sort of request and will only charge you for a blank disk if you explain y our situation. Just show them the knackered disk if they get shirty - they'll probably appreciate your predicament, and make a back-up copy straight away.
PRINTER PROBLEMS I have a 1Mb A5(H). And I am experiencing some problems when using a printer that I have just acquired. The printer is working fine when using Protext 5. But will not work with Deluxe Paint II.
The printer is a Citizen 1201). And I have tried all the configurations given in the hook.
IAN HENDRY. GLASGOW Aha. Deluxe Ptiini II was written using Kickstart 1.2. The main differences between 1.3 and 1.2 is the way that printers are handled - 1.3 is much better from this respect. Protext 5 works on 1.3 and 2.0. One way to handle the problem would be to install Workbench 1.3 onto a disk, and then copy Deluxe Point 2 onto it. A much simpler, if slower, solution is to load Workbench 1.3. take out the Workbench disk and put the Deluxe Point II disk in. Then click on the Deluxe Point II icon to run the program. You need to swap disks a few times, and you will probably need to change
the printer type on your Workbench disk if you hasen't already .
HOW DO I... In 1 -2H. On Page 219 there's a picture of your Workbench. Could you advise me as to the procedure to get the same items in Ihe lop of the screen, that is time, chip memory, fast memory and date.
JIM BANKS. CROYDON LOOKING UP At present I own a 1MB A500. But I plan to try and expand It, so It you could possibly answer the following questions it would help me with all ot my buying decisions:
1) How do you connect high-density disk drives to the Amiga
(1. 2Mb and 1.44Mb types)? I hear it's not just a case of
wiring two plugs. You can buy them quite cheaply (£60) If
you know where to look, and I'm on a tight budget.
2) On your standard 3.5-inch disks can you cut a hole In the top
left corner and use them as high- density disks?
3) On 0.5Mb RAM expansions for the A500 (like the old A501) can
you take out the 16 RAM chips and replace them with larger
capacity chips, to give more memory?
4) On the PD Atari ST emulator can you run the Atari 8-bit
emulator to run games for the old 400.
800 and XL computers?
5) If you have a long sound sample - say 400K - on a package like
Audiomaster II in memory, is it pos- The Applied Engineering
floppy drive con be configured to work with the Amiga, but is
still not available in the UK.
Sible to use the Action Replay II to turn it into a SoundTracker module?
6) Is there any program that is able to convert IBM and ST
pictures into IFF format? If so how much does it cost?
7) Will Electronic Arts make Deluxe Paint V compatible with
24-bit colour? I sincerely hope so!
8) To solve an argument, can you print a circuit diagram enabling
an A2000 add-on to work with an Amiga 500?
9) How do you make an IBM emulator like the KCS Bitcon board?
10) Is it possible to make a RAM expansion (like the SupraRAM)
take 1Mb chips - that's one megabit chips?
JOHN ADAIR. SCUNTHORPE
1) If you plug in a high-density drive into an Amiga, it will
treat it as a standard density drive (maximum storage space
880K). To be able to use the drive to its maximum, you will
have to write a small mountlist entry and use the MOUNT
command, either in your Workbench startup-sequence or direct
from the Shell or Command Line Interface.
Although high-density drives for the Amiga are available both in the USA and Germany I know of no UK supplier, I expect as more people want them (to store more on floppies) then shops will start selling them, together with a disk counting the mountlist entry
2) Yes. Although sometimes you split the disk trying to do it,
and some standard 3.5-inch disks are not of sufficient
quality to be used with high-density drives. The only way to
find out is to test them.
3) No.
4) I doubt it. A games machine emulator has to interpret the
changes on the emulated machines video display, and two stage
emulation is going to be incredibly slow - much too slow for
video games.
5) No. I'm afraid you'll have to slice up the sample and arrange
it yourself as best you can using a sample sequencer like
OctoMED on this issue. A graphic equalizer and some filters
help enormously. To sort out the instrument you want to
isolate
6) Try and start phoning some Public Domain libraries - they do
exist but tracking them down Is not going to be an easy job.
Assuming that you need three different disks to cope with all the different PC and ST data types, that will cost you between about £2.67 and £10.50. depending of course on who you buy them from.
DECEMBER 1991
7) I doubt it. To use 24-bit pictures, you need a very porky
Amiga (a single 24-bit screen occupies hundreds of K of
memory) A 24-bit version of Deluxe Paint would also need to be
compatible with the whole range of 24-bit cards - currently
there is no standard for such video cards. It would be a lot
of effort for Electronics Arts to go to, for the handful of
Amiga owners with 24-bit cards
8) No. Hope that solves your argument.
9) It helps to have some good college qualifications in
electronics, an electronics laboratory, a good working
knowledge of the different PC hardware combinations, an even
better working knowledge of Amiga internals and about five
years of spare time working on your own. Buy a ready made one,
it's easier.
10) Er, the SupraRAM 500RX does take 1Mb chips anyway, or 256K
chips too! Whichever type you use determines how much memory
the expansion can provide - 256K chips give between 512K
and 2MB of extra memory, while 1Mb chips give from between
2MB and the full 8MB The easiest way lor you lo accomplish
this is 10 use a program which does it anyway! The program
miming on my Workbench is ZemVini.v 3. This an automatic
virus checker. Many other Public Domain programs have a
similar display.
So. Try and hum down a copy ol eriAirns 3 from any of your local I’D libraries, and read how lo use it.
On my Amiga I run ZettA'ints automatically when starting Workbench, by having these lines added to my startup-sequence: further instructions on getting ZeraVirus s' to nin automatically can he found in the documentation that accompanies the program. There is a slight problem though, because An Aims is rather large and won't fit on a standard Workbench disk without deleting some other files first.
ZER k VIRUS III
* b, Jonathan Potter o m n m co m 73 3 o BASIC PLEASE I have
owned my A500 for nearly two years now and although I have
dabbled a bit in the graphics department I have mainly just
spent my time playing games. I am now interested in starting
to use my Amiga for more than just zapping aliens, and I want
to learn how to he able to program on it. I am currently
looking at AMOS - could you answer a few of my questions... II
Is it a good language for beginners? I would probably start off
with demos and simple games.
2) I have I Mb of memory and I ant planning on getting a second
drive. Is this enough machine to do what I want to do?
3) Does AMOS come with a good manual, and are there any books w
hich would help?
4l Are you planning a series of articles at all aimed at beginners about programming using a language such as AMOS?
MAT I'llKW WOODROOK. BRENTWOOD ANGRY AND ANNOYED Regarding your reply in Answer Kile from At 28. To somebody who ‘‘couldn’t understand a bloody thing in Ihe MusicX 1.1 manual". You suggested they contact Monumental Music for their tutorial tape at £9.ft, hut you couldn't contact them as their phone had been cut oil.
Well, they cashed my cheque way hack in February this year, and I still haven't received my tutorial tape. Not only is their phone disconnected, they can't he contacted by mail either. Please don't suggest that readers contact rip-off merchants!
Elf TATTON. MANCHESTER Why did you wait till now to write in and tell me your sorry laic? The requests for help with MusicX have been mounting, and that was the only (albeit out of date I source of help that I knew of. Does anyone know of (or w ant to start I a MusicX user group?
FLIGHT CONTROL 11 As more Amiga flight situs come out with an analogue joystick control option, when are third-party manufacturers going to give us as wide a choice as PC owners already enjoy?
21 Is there some way I can use PC analogue joysticks with my sims. ProFliglu. T'19 and so on?
.1) Is the (.rav is mouSCSIick as good for flight sinis as the adv erts claim? If so. Is it also a good replacement for the mouse?
41 In t '2X the Alla Data TKB-MT-A trackball was given a good verdict. Do you know of any even better trackballs, or is this as good as they get?
51 Is an Amiga version of The Sentinel available. I luid it on my old t'64 and would like to get it again?
PACI. HUGHES. SI.OUGIl 11 At a guess. July 31 si 1994.
211 know of no solution, although it probably isn't that difficult lo manufacture an interface to use PC joysticks on the Amiga.
3) The Gravis mouSCSIick is excellent. The reason we haven't
reviewed it up to now is because it's so old. If you don't
mind setting it up every time you reset the Amiga (a procedure
that's tricky at first but soon becomes second nature I then I
recommend il. It's not as good as a mouse, simply because it
tries to autoccn- tre - you have to light it slightly to reach
the edges of the screen w ith a mouse pointer.
41 If there was. Don't you think we'd have told you?
5) Your best bet (as with all the old games that people reminisce
about) is to search through the mail-order companies budget
buys. Many excellent games from v esters ear can be obtained
in this wav.
TOO JVIUCH CHIP RAJVt?
I have a plain A1500. The AF2S Cov erdisk runs fine, hut the First Samurai demo crashes after the title screen and I can only gel it running by using the Alt + I) keys, to make my computer behave like a bare 5I2K machine.
Your advice would be most welcome as to whether the problem lies with me or my machine!
A V WIIITEI.OCK. SUFFOLK It's not you or your machine - it's the demo. Many programmers have great difficulty gelling their heads around the concept of memory configuration. The basic A1500 has IMB of chip RAM (memory I. which is accessible to ihe custom chips and to the 6X000 processor.
Most programmers assume that, if a machine has more than 5I2K of memory , then some of the memory will be fast memory (RAMI Only (he processor can access thiv memory, and as the custom chips cannot steal time from the processor when it's running programs from this area of memory, it's faster. The ideal place to store programs.
What's probably happening iv that your computer is thinking: "Oh great! He's got more than 5I2K. So some of ii must he fast RAM! I'll jusi load here... Oh dear, this part of fast RAM doesn't really exist - I've just loaded a program into limbo. Gum time!".
Until programmers get (he idea that they muvt not jump to false conclusions about the internal memory of an Amiga, the besl thing to do is to get some fast RAM (additional memory I for your computer.
MODULAR SAVE Anybody who has bought the Action Replay II cartridge from R | ¦ Datel will probably have prob- lents trying to a music module into a sample sequencer like ProTracker. The way to get around this is to put MOD. In front of the name, for example MOD.SongK You can do this when you are actually saving the module from within the Action Replay II.
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Trrr Till : a screen full of wavy black lines. Thinking there must be something wrong with the data switcher box I took it hack and I got it replaced hut Yidi still didn't work. Eventually I just took the modulator out and sent the mono output to my video recorder connected to a TV. And plugged the Vidi straight in.
It worked line.
Either there's something wrong with my computer or the switchbox. I would be grateful for your opinions as to which it is. I'm getting a bit fed up of a black-and-white display.
S BATES. NOTTS Avoid data switchboxes! They don't appear lo work at all on the Amiga, though no doubt an Amiga-only data switch box will appear in the future. What you need is an extension cable. If you want the parallel connector extended, you will need to ask for 25-pin D-typc cable w ith a female connector at one end. A male on the other and all the pins connected (pin one to pin one. Two to two and so on). Where do you get one? Start at the place where you bought the data switchbox.
Alternatively, you can buy a 23-pin extension cable for the modulator. Buy a floppy disk drive extension cable (they have 23-pins as well) from We Serve (0705 3253541 for £ 11.89 including postage.
KEYBOARD GIBBER My problem is try ing to uutubout an accounts program that I have written with that much maligned language AmigaBASIC. I.eaflng through my back issues I found a solution in AF24 which I followed to the letter, and lo and behold it worked. However, it made the number keys behave strangely.
All the non-numbered keys on the keypad are dead, apart from the '-' key. The shifted 2 and the ® symbol were swapped. As soon as I use the program via Workbench everything works properly. Is there something wrong with my machine? Is it normal? Is there a cure?
STEPHEN 1)1 VERGIER. GRAYS The reason why is that the Amiga has not been told about (he UK keyboard layout - it defaults lo (he USA system. What you need to do is boot-up Workbench, double click on the Shell or CLI icon, and then replace Mydisk: with the name of your disk Don't forget the colon at the end: Makedir E-fycilsk: DEVS 'KEYMAPS Copy FROM SYS:DEVS System-Con: iguracion TO Mydisk:DEVS Copy FROM SYS:DEVS KEYMAPS KEYXAP.GB TO Mydisk:DEVS KEYMAPS If the first line reports an error, then you haven’t got a DEVS directory on Mydisk:. To make one. Lype:- Makedir Mydisk:DEVS Then repeat the
above procedure. This copies the sys- tem-configuration file (where the Preferences choices are stored) and the relevant keyntap onto Mydisk:.
Then you should be able to boot-up your disk and it will work fine.
BOOT SWITCH I recently bought an external drive for my A500.
Because the internal drive was becoming unreliable and making some v ery strange noises.
The problem is when starting the Amiga off. It will not read any disk placed in the external drive.
Is there a switch or maybe a piece of software that will transfer all disk activity to the external drive?
I am eager to off load most of the work to the external drive before the internal packs up completely. Does this also mean that if the internal drive fails, there is no alternative hut to replace it.
Or inv est in a hard drive of course?
DANIEL COUSINS. WICKFORI) Boot switchers are w idely av ailable - for instance one from Ace Repairs (0503 20282) costs £20. These are hardware devices that do indeed lei you boot from an external disk drive, rather than the internal one.
Even if you do buy a hard disk, it would still be a very good idea to get your present one either fixed or replaced. There's not much difference because the cost of most Amiga repairs are about the same as a new internal drive (£50-£70).
CRUNCHED MUSIC This is u remedy for all those budding musicians that can't get the SoiseTraeker Module Player from
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First you must gel your hands on a crunching program. I personally use PowerPacker. Once Ihe program is running, load in your module as a data file, crunch it and save it out under a different name (say MOD.Songl becomes MOD.Songl.ppl to the same directory .
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1) I am planning to buy an A500 for Christmas. I already own a
Ferguson MC03 monitor Television.
It has three input connectors: a SCART: an RGB: and a DIN socket. Could you tell me which is the best one lo use? I know I can easily get hold of a SCART cable.
2) Is the arrival of Workbench 2 and the EX'S likely to result in
a significant price rise for the A500? If so do you know much
it is going to be? I know I can get an A500 from Special
Reserve for about £300.
And then get a 512K RAM expansion from Power Computing for £24. I understand, though, that Commodore mav decide to alter the PCB so that sfsnrnrfiTnrrnsi I ngkt nous* kutlwv to *ort I’llrhw rIlf : «r Cru-rfr : Umi«i file 5VV U*Ai POVffil f'fir. I'M r r,£FE££FCfi hU to include the extra memory , and then mail-order firms wouldn't be able to sell an up-to-date A500 without the expansion memory.
JOHN GILMARTIN. DERBY 11 The SCART would of course be (he easiest solution, because (his has ihe sound and video signals already linked into one connector. The RGB might (or might not) provide a better signal, while the DIN socket is cither RGB digital (a somewhat naff system) or for sound input.
2) The A500s price point of £399 RRP is likely to stay here for a
while. If you mean the discounts and offers available from
shops for a 5I2K Amiga at £300 will disappear, the answer is
yes. Bui I doubt if supplies will have dried up by Christmas.
Such an Amiga will not have either Workbench 2 or the full ECS (it might have a fatter Agnus - half of the ECS) so they don't count as "up to date" Amigas.
CONFUSED AUSSIE In t -'25's Ansvvcrfilc there was a section on adding memory to your A500. You stated that if you insert an expansion card of more than 5I2K into the underside expansion port, then it will not autocon- figure (recognised automatically by the computer) and will invalidate the warranty because the machine has to he dismantled to fit them.
DISMANTLED? Don't you just lift the hatch and hung the expansion in? On Cortex boards with up to 8Mb of memory, you just put it in and it even auto configures. Top this off with the Tact that it doesn't invalidate your warranty and you're on to a winner. How do y ou create a readme documentation file on a disk? Sorry about the letter being a The (ortex wouldn't even tit into the trap-door slot, with- out using a sledgehammer that is.
Hit out of date, hut we get the magazine rather later than the rest of y ou here down under.
BEN PETERSON. AUSTRALIA Who said the Cortex fitted on (he underside of an A500? I certainly didn't - you fit it on the left-hand side expansion bus. Not on the underneath of the trapdoor slot. In fact, all the best, autoconfiguring, large memory expansions (like the Cortex and SupraRAM 500RX) go there. As do hard disks with (heir own built-in memory expansion.
Some cheaper expansions don't though. They fit into (he trap-door slot, and need a connection to the Gary chip to work properly with large amounts of memory . To get at the Gary chip you need to unscrew the machine, invalidating your warranty. Check the adverts for the memory expansion before you buy. As for creating a readme document file, any old word processor or text editor program w ill do that for you.
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compatible Workbench 1.3?
A So lar as I can [ell. Extremely. Programs which use AmigaDOS properly (that is you bool the disk and then click on an icon I have the highest level of compatibility. The exception to this is Public Domain software, which due lo using customised loaders and home-brew programming often doesn't work.
Is Workbench 2 with Most commercial software does work and if you find 11 doesn't, the software house I if it's still in business will usually offer an upgrade which is compatible with ihe new system. It's the bread and butler of the serious software industry, so they have to support it.
W hat benefits tif any offer over 1.3?
Does Workbench 2 A Too many to list here. You can use a lb-colour high resolution screen on Workbench, making disks auloboot is a lot easier, the fast filing system means that Amiga floppy drives are much faster ihooray!) And there's now a standard look and feel to the whole system.
Of course, you can still customise it lo behave as bizarre as you like. There is the possibility (I am unable to confirm this as yet I that the 8375 HR Agnus chip will give an A500 Plus up to 2Mb of chip RAM.
Add 8Mb (or more with an accelerator) and the possibilities for all Amiga programs are vastly increased.
§ QW'hy is software incompatible between the A500 and A500 Plus?
A Quite simply, because the programmers have not had the chance lo test their programs on the A500 Plus When a programmer sees a bug. They siitt- plysit down and fix it.
As the Plus becomes more widespread and more A500s arc upgraded to Workbench 2 and ECS standard. More new programs will be compatible. From around 90 per cent of new software now . The proportion will increase to near 100 per cent over the next few months. At the same time, existing serious software will he upgraded to work with the new machine.
A m n m co m zj o vO The big downer is the situation with games. Games are just never upgraded - they're released in their final version and then never touched again by the programmer But. When new versions of the same game appear in the future, they should be programmed so that they work vv ith the new sx stem.
Q Recently my A500 stopped working and I took it back to the shop. They replaced it with an A500 Plus, and now a lot of my software collection doesn't work. What are my options?
A Well, if you must use all your old software, lake it back to the shop and ask for a standard A500 They II probably try to fob you off with excuses t "They simply are not available sir.") hut at the end of the day. You bought an A500 off them and that's what they should replace it with. It's their problem, so let them deal with it. Imagine taking a car back to the garage, and being given back a van.
You should consider hanging onto the A500 Plus, though In a couple of years' lime. Workbench 1.3 will be virtually extinct and all the new games will work with the Plus tor a lot of software houses will be as dead as W orkbench 1.3) In the short time, though, the Plus will lose out. But think in the long term and you've just got a free upgrade.
Answerfile Here's a special edition of an ever-popular slot that answers your more general Amiga questions. Pat McDonald highlights some of the differences and implications of the arrival of the A500 Plus.
Can I upgrade my A500 to an A500 Plus'?
Again. The problem is that Commodore haven't changed the ROM chip. A jumper board for the new Denise chip would be very similar to the hoard that's described above, but an Agnus jumper board would be very difficult to make (it's differently shaped and doesn't have pins as such, just contacts). So you would really be stuck with just one version of A Oh yes Commodore are preparing an upgrade kit for Workbench 2 (it should be available at the show), It remains to be seen whether they will include the new Agnus 8375 and Denise 8373. But if CBM don't then lots of third parties will. If there really
are over half-a-mil- lion A500s in the I K alone, that's an aw ful lot of upgrade kits to sell.
A500 Ql'ttt furious with Commodore about releasing the Plus. As a machine code programmer. I now have to learn about a new machine, none of my old programs work, and my life is now hell.
Al sympathise. Machine-code programming is one of the most difficult computer activities lo do well.
A lot of programmers out there are going lo have to modify Ihe way they think about the machine. A lot of trial and error will be necessary to work out how the new ECS and new Agnus behav e. Good luck.
Your best bet is to get in touch with as many programmers you know, and solve the problem cn masse rather than individually - in other words, get organised. The people who will probably learn the fastest are the Public Domain coding teams, as they have the best communication systems via Bulletin Boards. Gradually it will filter down when the new programming books start appearing.
Please be aware that if you want to get Commodore's ideas on programming the Amiga (and as they make the thing they arc in the best position) then call Of 28 7700X8 and ask about becoming a registered developer. This will cost you £100 or so - but how- much is your lime worth?
The Agnus chip (X272 Fatter Agnus or new X375 HR Agnus - both have the IT S).
Mind you. The Agnus chip doesn't appear to cause much incompatibility - it's Denise and the Kickstart ROM that cause most of the problems. So a ROM board plus Denise board will son you out 1 regret that I cannot tell you where lo buy one from, as the need has only just appeared Qwhen Workbench 1.3 was released. I got a Kickstart jumper board so I could still use all my old 1.2 software. Can I do Ibis with W orkbench 2.0. and still use mv 1.3 software?
A Sort of. A Kickstart jumper board has sockets for two ROM chips (say the 1.3 and 2.0 ROM chips) and a switch. Usually the switch is mounted on the outside of the machine (not a difficult job if you're a hardware buff of any description - it s only a switch). To choose between which system you use. Just turn the computer off. Flick the switch and turn on Qls the new Agnus chip in the A500P the same as in the 3000 to give 2Mb of chip RAM, and if so will it be fitted to new A500s.
A2000s and A 1500s too?
A This a good question. The chip is definitely different (the A3000 we have in the office 233 DECEMBER 1991 Breaking onto the scene in the Nineties, the A500P retains the external styling of the A500. The visible differences are the smaller Return key (with a blank key next ta it) and a sticker saying A500P! If you've just obtained one of these by whatever means, think twice about returning it
- do you need all your old software? This is the AMIGA of the
future.
Spoil' an 8372Bi bu( the exact differences are unknown, al least to me. Whether it w ill be a new standard Agnus chip or whether it supports 7Mb ot chip RAM - I just don't know! Sorry Usually, though. Commodore put a gixen Agnus chip into a given Amiga tor reasons ot finance (newer versions cost a bit more money). So n could well be the case that the A500 Plus's Agnus (X375 Hrl just gives I Mb of chip R AM However, it does give you an extra I Mb of memory expansion t this w ill soon be available in the form of the A50I Plus memory expansion), and it has the ECS. So it s clearly much better
in some ways.
The Public Domain program Syslnlo (soon to go onto an Ami an Tnrnuir Coverdisk) reveals all the internals of any Amiga - including the new 8373 Denise - but saw the 8375 HR Agnus as a more normal 8372 I Mb chip R AM Agnus. The plot thickens, and that's the best answer that I can possibly give you at the moment QW hat advantage does the new ECS give? I already have an 8372 Fatter Agnus chip with KCS. And I am wondering what an 8273 Denise and Workbench 2 will give me.
A More graphics modes. All the old graphics modes are there, but there are some new ones.
SuperHires gives a lour-colour display over 1281) X 256 512 in interlace, meaning the pixels are very thin and very tall. It s quite excellent