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That at least shows that Commodore have a handle on the needs of AGA Amiga users. But my poor old A1200 (old! Can you believe that?) Is still a member of the floppy generation. In terms of data storage it's still being forced to associate with dribbling, senile old crocks such as the Amstrad PCW, the IBM PC, the ST and the CPC. Machines such as the PC meeting my A1200 down the Virtual Bull&Dog must scoff as the A1200 carries a mere 720K back from the bar while the grey hulkingness of the 386 storms back with 650Mb of data balanced on it's serial port. IT'S AN ABSURD situation that we see at the moment. It's not as if Commodore don't have experience with Compact Disc technology. They do, as far back as CDTV Commodore have been geared toward the format. Amiga CD32 is their flagship at the moment so it’s not as if you could walk up to Lew Eggebrecht show him a CD and he'd jump 10 feet in the air screaming: "Cripes! What's that?". OK, so CD32 is a fine machine with a solid future, but this merely adds insult to injury. We know that Lew Eggebrecht and his team have the capabilities of producing a specific A1200 CD-ROM drive. Yes, there probably are kludges that we can explore that enable us to bolt-on CD32s to the A1200, but do we want kludges or do we want slick, supported and dedicated drives for the entry-level Amiga? People, you and I, want entry- level computing for 1994, not entry-level computing for 1984 in terms of data storage and retrieval. SO WHY ISN'T it happening? It seems to me that this is a price versus volume position. Will people who have spent £299 on an A1200 feel good about forking out another £250 on a CD-ROM drive? Will Commodore be able to sell enough drives to justify the factory tooling, distribution, ads and technical support? Well probably not. But drop the FMV element and crank the price down to sub £200 and then ask the question: "Do you want a CD-ROM drive for your Amiga?" And the answer might be very different, and very loud. And this noise will rise to a clamour when the software houses start shipping Sim City 2000 + data on CD or, more importantly, when Digita ship CDWordworth, or Electronic Arts ship Dpaint VIII CD. I can understand Commodore's reticence to cater for what they must see as the high-volume (they sell loads of A1200s) high-profit but entry-level Amigas in the light of the A590 CD-ROM drive for the A500.

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the king of the Amiga multimedia hill, we put a new challenger from Activa to the test.
Amiga CD round-up 106 CD-ROM is the data format of the future, and the Amiga is very well supported. We check out the latest non-games releases.
QuarterBack 6 112 The latest version of Central Coast's back-up software looks to put QuarterBack back in contention.
VideoStage Pro 116 Create colourful titles on video with this AGA authoring software.
VideoMaster AGA 119 The latest version of HiSoft's sound and vision grabber.
Personal Fonts Maker 123 If you're still using bitmap fonts, stop, and make your own.
Edge 127 INOVATronics' latest no-frills raw-text basher.
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Tutorials Workbench and Shell 156 Part three: getting started with the Amiga Shell.
Blitz Basic 2 162 The final part of our explanation of the Blitz Basic command set.
Imagine 2.0 169 Welcome to the world of 3D morphing.
Wordworth 3 Launch 20 wordworth 3 - coming to a Digita unveil what promises to be the best Amiga word processor yet.
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Art Department Professional gets up-to-date 17 The Amiga's most famous image processor gets a completely new look!
Commodore Australia goes into administration 18 The implications behind the antipodean Amiga-makers' reorganisation.
Spong! - The AF Comms column The Jeff Walker Column Public Domain Back Issues Subscriptions Mail Order Workbench Letters Next month egulars eviews AMIGA Better by design!
FORMAT We are great! I'm not supposed to say that am I?
Because I am the editor. But I'm not just being self-congratulatory here, I really do believe that this is a completely sponditious mag.
This is a magazine written by Amiga users, for Amiga users. We aren't motivated by profit (although our publishers might be); we are motivated by the desire to convince every sad PC and Macintosh-owning sap to sell their lump of overpriced cream-coloured plastic and buy an Amiga instead. We are completely independent of Commodore UK (although we think they're a fine bunch of chaps, especially Dave Pleasance) but they still choose our mag to stick in the box with every new Amiga 1200 they sell. The computer industry also like us a lot they've voted us the mag they most use to aid their
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S creenplay 37 Oh The Amiga Games Here at last, and well worth the wait. Will Beneath a Steel Sky spark an adventure revolution? Page 47 Beneath a Steel Sky 47 Bubba and Stix 54 Winter Olympics 58 Fly Harder 60 Batman Returns 61 57“ ‘UjiJ u,ili,.v' ItheUl Brian the Lion 65 The Blue and the Grey 68 Seek and Destroy CD32 72 Deep Core CD32 72 Prey - Alien Encounter CD32 73 Fire Force CD32 73 Puggsy 74 Re-releases 80 Excellent Games Compilation O Cruise for a Corpse 0 Laser Squad O Utopia O Gunship O Pinball Fantasies AGA INDLE?
Everybody says computer games are too expensive.
So that must mean that someone is getting rich on your money!
Or are they? We take our calculators in hand and challenge the software houses, distributors and retailers to justify their slice of your cake!
Turn to... page 24 Where would life be without platform games? But does Bubba and Stix deliver the kicks? Page 54 David, Braben TALKS!
Frontier's programmer answers claims that his master- work is riddled with bugs... page 44 PICTURES On disk Kodak's new Photo CD system could be the answer to a lot of Amiga user's problems. From DTP to 3D discover what Compact Disc can do for you on... page 95 On this month s Coverdisks FOR LOADING Works with all Amiga* S SEE PAGE 8 AMI-BACK AND AMI-BACK TOOLS PAGE 11 The Ultimate Ba kup Utility piusm a Back up your important data, recover deleted files, protect your confidential info and optimise y These two Workbench-friendly, easy-to-use are a must for all users of floppy or hard UNIVERSE
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You've never had it so good!
G Amiga Excitement, that's what working in 'In- home computing market is about, whether you are the programmer, the consumer or them what fancy- themselves as journos and see their raison d’etre as keeping you as up-to-date with the latest and greatest as is practically possible.
Each month a new development has us shorting our joysticks as we wrestle to save a sprite that seems particularly jinxed, or sees us shimmying and shouting from the desktops when we hear about the imminent release of a serious program that will change the face and pace of some aspect of personal computing.
Amiga Format is your window on that frenetic and fervent world. And. From this issue, this column will be the place to read about what has got us pulsing and quivering over the past 30 days.
This time the cause of the intoxication was the Arcade Pool Coverdisk. It’s a demo which was that rare thing - it was a totally unexpected gift. Team 17 PR manager, Debbie Bestwick called us up, said it was nearly ready, and asked if we’d like an exclusive demo!
Martyn Brown (Team 17 project manager) modemed the demo to us and we were hooked. The original was a mere 60 seconds long, though, and we thought that this might not be enough to convince you how great a game it was.
So we contacted Team 17 and they got a two-tninute version coded for us to pass to you.
Normally, obtaining Coverdisk demos is a time-consuming and difficult task. There are some eight Amiga mags with Coverdisks all competing for the best demos. Understandably, the big games are all too often spoken for many months before W ays Congratulations Sam Wild of Sacriston, PJ Gamer of Kirkby and Monique Marriott of Cheltenham. All three have won an Amiga 1200 in our Fizzy Chewits Snapperazzi competition from issue 55.
* 661RO The runners-up, who will each get a copy of Alternative
Software's Snapperazxi game are: Terry Dennis form Braintree,
SR Gower of Newark, Nigel Wilde of Ouston, Graham Spencer of
Ashford, Lukas Gimpel of London, i We re all looking forward
immensely to the launch of Wordworth 3 at the Silica Shop in
Tottenham Court . On March 10.
They are finished, and long before it is possible to tell if they are am good or not.
Here at Amiga Format, for example, we’ve signed up Sensible Half for an issue later this year, even though the programmers haven't started coding it yet! (But. Based on Sensible's track record. I am prepared to bet serious sovs, that it will be something special.)
We were keen to get the finished version of Arcade Pool in for review this issue, and Team 17 Andrew Weir of Ellon, Joris Weidener of Belgium, Darren Salisbury of Knaresborough, Tapani Alander of Finland, Elaine Turner of Chesterfield, Kirsty Snape of Deepcare, and V Thatcher of Waterlooville.
Steel yourself for a futuristic adventure. Fight the totalitarian regime that is spoiling it for everybody else.
Thought they would have it completed in time. But since their standards are so high, and because we won’t accept anything other than completely finished games for review, we decided to hold our verdict till next month.
Tilt- demo should convince you how great a game it is, but tile full program will have tons of extra game styles and features. And guess what the Afteam will be playing all next month!
Every other Amiga magazine has reviewed Henealh a Steel Sk but a bug meant that not one of them was able to install it to hard disk. It is now fixed and you’ll find a review oil page 47. Rob is the only one who’s had time to play it but the rest of us are wowed by the I ‘niverse demo on the Coverdisk. It lias many of the qualities of Steel Sky Coverdisk. But loads and plays more quickly.
The other big release of this month, is Wordwortli 3. The world launch is now set for March Id at the Silica shop on central London’s Tottenham Court Road.
Again, we had anticipated getting our hands on a review ropy for this month's issue, but Digita are still adding features and refining what looks like being one of the most polished pieces of Amiga productivity software ever seen. We played with an early version at the Future Entertainment Show in November and we were well impressed.
Our April issue will hit the streets, boasting full reviews of both Arcade Pool and Wordwortli 3 on March 24. See you then... .
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First get sucked through a gap In the space time continuum and embark on the adventure of a lifetime in Universe. Core Design's stunning follow-up to Curse of Enchantia. After you've wandering around the virtual game world of this fantastic graphic adventure, dabble in a spot of green-baize magic with Team 17s superb, slick and very quick Arcade Pool demo.
BORIS VERIUE IS Ml unlucky. Xot cinly have his parents sent him on a hated errand to his Uncle George's, but lie's been sucked into a parallel universe bv unknown Forces, and dumped on a low-atmosphere planetoid in the middle of deep space. And it’s really put a crimp on his day.
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All the usual graphic adventure conventions apply - the game is entirely mouse-controlled with a series of Command icons based on a menu bar at the bottom ol the screen. Left-clicking die mouse biilton moves Boris around or carries out a function when selected. Right-clicking pulls tip the Command menu bar. For more information about the different commands in Universe, take a peek at the Interstellar Overdrive box. Double-clicking the left mouse button enables Boris to run.
Before you set off on your journey into the world of Mekaliens, there are a couple of other things you should know.
Unfortunately. Core's programmers have still to write the auto-route routines for the Final game, so Boris can occasionally get stuck behind objects.
This can be avoided if you remember to click the pointer at the ground when you want Boris to move in a particular direction.
The other thing is that the demo will not run 011 .-VUMKk or A lOOOs. Although Core assure us the final version of the game will work on both machines. Happy adventuring!
INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE Getting around the Coverdisk demo is easy, thanks to Universe's mouse-driven icon system. Here's our guide: PICK UP Enables you to collect the various objects lying around each location.
OPTIONS ' Click here to access a sub-menu containing the commands Insert, Push Pull.
Eat. Wear, Throw, Combine, Open Close and Jump. The sub-menu also contains another icon which gives you info about your location and your player rating.
INVENTORY Click here take a peek at the many objects you pick up on your journey.
ATTACK Often the best form of defence, the Attack icon enables you to take out your anger on objects or people.
Start by walking slightly to the left and click on the Jump icon from the Options sun-menu.
The mouse pointer should turn into a Jump icon. Now click on the asteroid and you should jump up on to it. Click on the Pickup icon to collect the piece of metal, then use Jump again to return to the planetoid.
Next, walk left twice and collect the metal bar that you find lying on the ground. You will need this later in the demo. You should also find a circuit board and three small rocks in various locations around the planetoid.
Make sure that you collect all of them by using the Pickup icon.
Once you've collected all the objects, the next step is to get off the planetoid. Stand to the left of the service duct leading to Gavric Homeworld and get ready to jump on to the spinning asteroid. Jump again on to the service duct. Timing is critical, so you may need to try a few times before you get it right.
PFAtlENOP TERMINAL POINT A 8Y SELECT FUNCTION Your next task is to connect the rest of the service duct to Gavric Homeworld using the satellite dish on the left. Insert the metal bar that you collected earlier on in the demo into the panel on the satellite dish, then do the same with the circuit board. When you have done that, click on Use to access the satellite dish computer.
You are presented with a VDU screen with a bewildering display of options. Concentrate on opening the service duct to Gavric Homeworld and turn off the filtration system.
To do both these things, click the mouse pointer on the relevant lines of test on the VDU screen. With the service duct connected you can now enter Gavric Homeworld.
Gavric Homeworld is an unfriendly place, filled with life-threatening hazards. First walk right and pick up the fast-food container. Now go left and Push Pull the largest of the air vents on the left. If you disconnected the filtration system correctly, you are sent back to the planetoid you started on. If you got it wrong, you meet a grisly end.
M ** ** % B| % Back on the planetoid, you realise you've been ejected from the ventilation shaft with three pieces of garbage and a very handy mirror. Pick all four objects up and head back to the service duct so you can leap back on to Gavric Homeworld.
When you get back on the service duct, follow the path leading northeast back towards the screen where you found the ventilation ducts.
From there head north, and then west to progress to the next part of your quest.
You find yourself in a little square of houses with seemingly impenetrable defences. Use the Look icon to examine the deadly laser weapons above the door to the right. Don't Attack. Talk or Obstruct the guardian robot who keeps a vigilant eye on the square.
At this stage you are desperate to see a friendly face. Throw the mirror you collected earlier at the doorway on the right. The resulting explosion destroys the lasers and alerts the non-human resident of the house who points you in the direction of Silphinaa.
Next, walk up to the door of the house to the north and Use the small panel to the right hand side. The gorgeous, pouting Silphinaa will appear through the videocom, and she will eventually invite you inside her comfortable abode.
Examine Silphinaa's possessions and engage in chit-chat. She's a mine of information. Suddenly, a guard robot kills Silphinaa. You must escape, so attack the keypad to the left of the right-hand door with the metal bar. Congratulations! You've completed the demo.
Treat yourself to a fast and furious game of pool with our exclusive demo from Team 17.
(S, Here's your chance to thrash AMIGA Format's editor Marcus 'Interesting' Dyson at pool without having to buy him 10 pints of beer beforehand.
Our exclusive Arcade Pool demo comes courtesy of those great chaps Team 17 and features two different tables: UK 8-ball and US 8-ball. To make beating Marcus ‘Interesting1 Dyson a bit trickier there's also a mind-boggling two minute time limit on clearing the table.
The aim of the game is to whack balls of a particular colour into one of six pockets, then pot the black to dean up the match. UK 8-ball features red and yellow balls and the US spots and stripes. The only other rules to remember are never rest your drink on the table, keep one foot on the floor aksdl times a ndmevertay bets on Marcus losing • because he never does.
The action is viewed from an overhead perspective and controlling the game b simplicity itself. You Just press the I eft-mouse button In the direction you wish the cue ball to go, then press the right button for it to hammer into your selected target. Like Archer Maclean's Pool, you also have the option to change the power of your shot and put back or side spin on the cue ball.
If you have the time between shots you can keep an eye on your stats by clicking on the. Er, Stats button at the bottom left of the screen. You can toggle between the UK and US tables by selecting New and you can Exit when you've had enough. All the other in-game options have been disabled for the demo.
Player One lines up a shot Into the middle pocket. The white line is the dir powerful back-spinning supershot and smack Dm Davidson right in the mush.
I ¦ * Ran Disk Hor Rni-Sched2B _Al HD-Inst a 1128 The Ultimate Ba kup Utility p,uMMmh huh Jt Back up your important data, recover deleted files, protect your confidential info and optimise your disks.
These two Workbench-friendly, easy-to-use programs are a must for all users of floppy or hard drlvesl You need never tear your hair out over lost data ever again. This month’s disk contains two utilities which will make back-ups of your data and retrieve lost or damaged files. Plus there is a system monitor, a logic analyser and a file editor squeezed on it too!
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THERE ARE FEW ihings in life as annoy- mg as losing your data, so we have decided to help protect your sanity and your data by bringing you version 1.05 of the Ami-Back back-up utility.
The software is compressed into a file on your ,l -57a Coverdisk. To decompress it. Formal a blank disk (refer to your manual if you don't know how to do this) and rename it. Click once on the disk icon and select Rename from the relevant Workbench menu. When the requester appears, delete the text and replace it with 'AmiBack'.
Boot up from the Coverdisk and double-click on the Amiback Icon. A system requester will ask sou to insert the 'Amiback' disk. Do this and press Return. The disk will decompress. To run Ami- Back, boot from your Workbench disk and insert the Ami-Back disk. You will find several icons.
There are two versions of Ami-Back and two versions of the scheduler. One set is for Workbench
1. 3 users, and one for Workbench 2 or up. To run the program
double-click on the appropriate icon.
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The first thing to do when using Ami-Back to save vour data, is to set the back-up configuration. To do this run the program and choose the Backup Configuration option from the Edit menu. Select the back-up options you require and select either the Save or L'se button at the bottom of the Ami- Back window. The Save button will store this configuration for future use - the Use button will use that configuration for this session only.
For more information on the back-up configuration. See the labelled diagram below.
Once you have chosen your options, you can go back to the main screen and select 'Backup'.
Depending on the type of back-up you have selected, you may have to make some further selections (such as the date to start from if you have selected 'incremental by date') before you arrive at the back-up screen.
On this screen all you can usefully do is select 'Begin Backup" to start the operation. The various displays on screen will tell you how far through the back-up you are and occasionally ask you for a disk (if you are backing up to floppy). Any errors will be reported in the box at the bottom.
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If you have a hard drive this should be HDO: or DHO:. To change a device, click in the string gadget and enter your own or click on ’dev' which brings up a list of the devices.
The destination can be one of three types. The usual method is to back up to floppy, in which case the data is stored on floppies inserted by the user. It can also be backed up to a tapestreamer. Or as an AmigaDOS file on a different device. Click here until the desired option appears.
The back-up type defines how Ami- Back stores data. Complete back-up backs up all files. An incremental back-up by date only backs up files created after a specified date. The back-up by archive bit only backs up files which do not have the archive bit set. A selective backup allows you to pick files. The image back-up can only back up entire devices.
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Filters can be applied to include or exclude certain filenames. To add a filter, simply click on Add and enter the filter option. For example **• ?.info" will exclude all .info files.
Verify mode will check that all files have been backed up correctly. It is useful to leave this on to be safe, but it can take a long time.
If you choose to set the archive bit, files that are backed up will also have their archive bit set. This is useful if you use the incremental by archive bit option.
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Pathname. This is the disk, drive, partition or direc- tory to
which the files will be restored. It works in the same way as
the Source requester in the Back-up Configuration.
The source can be one of three types. The usual method is to restore from floppy disks. It can also be restored from a tape- streamer. Or from an AmigaDOS file on a different device. Just click on this button until the desired option appears.
Restore Type defines the way that Ami-Back retrieves data. Complete restore tries to restore all the files in the back-up. Selective restore allows the user to select which files to restore. Compare only compares the files in the back-up with those on the destination device. Image is the option to use if your back-up was stored as an image (none of the other types of restore will work with this type of back-up).
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P E Y. S 0 Yi Cancel | Duplicate files. If the back-up has files which are also on the destination device, these buttons determine what happens. Write , Over (Date Check) overwrites the destination file if the date on the back-up file is more recent. Skip- over never overwrites the destination disk. Rename enables you to rename the backed up file.
File protection bits can be globally altered with this option. You can set or unset the Read. Write. Execute, Delete. Archive. Pure and Script bits of every file. You will usually want to set this option to Original.
The creation date of all the restored files can be kept from the time they were backed up or set to the current system time and date.
If you want to keep the original disk structure (all files in their original sub-directories) leave this set to Maintain.
It is important to remember that although the software multitasks, it can be confused if you create or delete files from the device you are backing up while it is working.
RESTORING DATA Once again, before you retrieve any data from your back-up. You should change the configuration to suit your needs. To do this select Restore Configuration from the Edit menu. You will then be able to change all the options as explained with the help of the rather useful diagram (above).
1 M. When you are happy with your settings, select Save or Use and you will be returned to the main Once the Restore is running, there is not much to do but sit back and watch.
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Restore and you are olf. The Restore Screen is very much like
the Back-up Screen, but it works in reverse. Just select Begin
Restore and sit back till the job is done.
AmiSched is a scheduling program which will either run the Ami-Back program or display a message reminding vou to do the back-up yourself. To set up the scheduler, choose Schedule Configuration from the Edit menu. You can then select a particular day or date and time for the back-up to take place. The AmtSched program has to Ire running for this to work, but it runs as a background task so you could easily put it in your startup-sequence or WBStat tup drawer.
HOW TO USE AMI-BACK TOOLS In order to use the special Ami-Back Tools program, you will have to decompress the data on the Coverdisk. First format a blank disk and name it "AmiTools'. Then boot up from the Coverdisk and double-click on the AmiBackTools icon. The disk will access and you will be asked to put the “AmiTools" disk in the drive. Do this and press Return. The data will now be written to your disk. When the process has finished, reboot your machine with a copy of Workbench and insert the Ami-Back Tools disk. Double click on the icon to run the application.
Reviver (below) undeletes files that you have accidentally got rid of.
Search the device for deleted files.
A list of files will appear in the window and you can select the ones to restore by clicking in the bar on the left of the window. Then click on the Revive button and Ami-Back Tools attempts to recover your data.
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Analyst is used to repair bad disks.
These can occur when the Amiga crashes while writing to the disk, and in a thousand and one other ways. Logical disk errors (ones not caused by physical damage) can usually be sorted out by the Analyst.
Flm-Batk Tools (Special) - Copyright @ 1993 Moonlighter Software Developnent, Inc in 911 Recovery is used to repair and recover damaged files when the Reviver and the Analist have failed.
In some cases you may not get all your data back, but some is better than nothing.
GP optimises your disks. Disks can become fragmented when files are constantly being modified, saved and deleted. The General Practitioner sorts them all out again, making access times faster.
GP is limited in this version.
M 4 dpaint Antiseptic will remove any trace of files on your disk. This is quite useful if you keep highly secret information on your disks. You can select to wipe the entire disk or clean only the areas of the disk not currently in use. This feature is limited in this version.
Lab test will load in and display the contents of the boot block on the selected device. It can also read in the directory structure and display it. In this special version, you can only build a database of the directory and display it.
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homework sorted out in no time.
If you have ever felt the urge to construct bizarre logic engines out of a few flip-flops then you might find this program quite useful. Either that or it will help you with your maths electronics homework.
To run the program, open the drawer and double click on the Logic Shop tool icon. You will be presented with a new screen with eight icons down the side. These are the components of your circuit - OR gates. AND gates, NOT gates, a crossover, a junction, an output and two inputs.
Once these components have been placed, you shotdd link them up. Just select Link from the menu and click on the objects which are to be connected together.
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ARTM is short for Amiga Real Time Monitor. This excellent little program allows you to monitor the innards of your Amiga at a very low level. This means you can check such things as what devices are running, what the vectors held in memory are set to. And what sort of chips are fitted .
If this all sounds like complete gibberish, then you will probably not find much use in this program. But if you are a technical person, or just plain curious, you will find it very useful. The .ARTM screen is divided into two parts. The bottom of the screen is a series of buttons which determine which aspect of the machine you want to examine. Just click on any one of them to see what’s going on. The top part of the screen gives the requested information.
You should also remember that ARTM is Shareware, and if you use it a lot, you should send the very reasonable sum of USS15 to Franz Josef Mertens. The author of this program. His address is in the program.
NEWZAP Newzap is a file editor designed to edit files on a byte level. This means that you can change individual bytes in a file. Beware that the potential for damaging your programs and data is extreme, so be extremely careful when using this program.
To edit a file, start the program and type in the name and path of the file in the Filespec requester. The files appear in the Hexadecimal and ASCII sides of the screen, so you can enter your changes in either form by clicking on the appropriate area. To save the changes, just click on Save. Use Undo function to undo any changes, as long as they have not been saved. O DISK NOT WORKING?
We have duplicated over 560,000 disks this month and out of all those, sadly a few will be faulty. If you have checked your disk and are sure it is faulty or any of the programs on it will not load or run properly, you should send K back INCLUDING A STAMPED, ADDRESSED ENVELOPE for a free replacement within one month of the cover date to: Amiga Format March Disk Disk Copy Labs Ltd PO Box 21, Daventry, NN11 SBU There are two ways of making a copy of your disk, and this is the easy one. Don't be daunted by the fact that you need to use the Shell or CU: it's actually a lot easier than you might
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appears and the drive light is out. Type in (DFO as in Zero,
not DfO as in Oops): Iload your Workbench disk. Open the disk,
find the icon that says Shell or CLI and double-click on it.
Diskcopy frcei DPOi to DFOi and press the Return key.
3 The Amiga will now ask you to insert the ’source' disk. It means the disk you want to copy, so put the Coverdisk in the drive and press the Return key.
4 Wait for a while and it will read all the information off the Coverdisk, telling you how far it has got. Then it will ask you to insert the ‘Destination’ disk.
Put the disk you want to copy your Coverdisk on to. In the drive and press the Return key. Note that the disk does not need to be formatted already.
5 Put the source disk and destination disk in a couple more times when the Amiga asks for them.
When it says "Diskcopy Finished" just type in: endcli to get out of the Shell or CLI. You may have to put the Workbench disk in again. Now your copy is ready!
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13 49 ARKANOID 2 (N0121 .7 99 ARMOUR GEDDON
2(1 MEG)* .20 49 ASSASSIN REMIX 9 99 BI7 FLYING FORTRESS (I
MEG) ..22 99 BATMAN RETURNS . 12 49 DENNIS
.. 19.49 ISHAR 2 • LEGIONS OF CHAOS 16 99
JURASSIC PARK 19.49 KINGS QUEST 6(1 MEG)* 22 99 MAN UTD
PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS *16 99 MRNUTZ 19 49 NIGEL MANSELL S
WORLD CHAMP SHIP IB 49 RISE OF THE ROBOTS • 25 99 RYDER CUP
......1649 SIM LIFE .22.99 SIMON THE SORCERER
24 49 SOCCER KID 19 49 STAR TREK - 25TH
ANNIVERSARY (HARD DRIVE ONLYi ..22.49 SUPER
STARDUST • 16 99 IMPORTANT - PHASE HOTS HOP = will not work
on A500 Plus, 4600 or 41200.
N0I2 = will not work on the AI200.
I MEG = requires at least I meg of RAM to run.
• : NEW Item AMIGA A1200 VERSION GAMES AIRBUCKS12 .201 AUEN BREEO
2 ..18.5 BOOY BLOWS 19.4 BOOY BLOWS GALACTIC 181 BRILLIANCE AGA
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BURNING RUBBER 18.‘ ISHAR 2
11. 49 CHAOS ENGINE A-TRAIN COMBAT CLASSICS JURASSIC PARK BODY
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13. 99 13.99 17.99 12.49 (F15 STRIKE EAGLE 2 688 ATTACK SUB KINGS
QUEST 6 d MEO) 22.99 TEAM YANKEE, (1 MEGMN012) 13 99 KNIGHTS
Of THE SKV (1 MEG) 12 99 COOL SPOT 20 49 KRUSTY S SUPER FUN
HOUSE 18 99 CORPORATION 0 99 LAMBORGHPtl«
17 49 CORRUPTION (IASCROLLS) 7 49 LAST NINJA 7 (NO'21 7 99
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; CRUISE FOR A CORPSE 1199 iEGENDS OF VALOUR (1 MEG) (N012)
.23 49 CRYSTAL KINGDOM DIZZY 9 49 LEISURE SUIT LARRY 1 (1
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LARRY 2 (1 MEG) • .. .11.49 I CYBERPUNK ...... 16 99
LEMMINGS 2 ......13 99 I CYBERSPACE (1 MEG)
... 22.99 LEMMINGS DATA DISK • OH NO' 4 99
DARKSEEOH MEG) 21.49 LINKS - (GOLF) (HARD DRIVE DENNIS
. IB 49 REQUIRED) 1 MEG) 12.99 ; DESERT STRIKE (1
MEGl ..... 19 49 LOMBARD RAC RALLY 7 99 DETROIT (1
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DISPOSABLE HERO . 16 99 LOTUS 3 • THE FINAL
DIZZY S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE 10 49 CHALLENGE (1 MEGl IN012) 12
49 DOCFKJHT (1 MEG) 22 99 LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE 2 (N012| 9 49
DONK (1 MEG) 1149 LURE OF THE TEMPTRESS d MEG) 12 49 ORACULAO
MEG) 20 49 Ml TANK PLATOON (1 MEG) 1149 DREAMLANDS MAGIC BOY
.. .1799 (TRANSARTiCA STORM MASTER MAGICIAN S
CASTLE (1 MEGi 20 49 ISHARM1 MEG)
.... 19 99 MAN UTD PREMIER DREAMWEBd
MEG) .. 22 99 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS |1 MEG) 19 49
DUNE 2 BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS (1 MEO) 20 49 MANCHESTER UNITED 9
49 DUNGEON MASTER & MANCHESTER UNITED EUROPE 9 49 CHAOS
STRIKES BACK (1 MEOl . 13.99 MANIAC MANSION (NOl2) 10 49 OYNA
BLASTERS (N012)..... 20 49 MICRO MACHINES 16 99 ELITE
.. 9 49 MICROPROSE 30
GOLF (1 MEO) 22 99 EUTI2 (FRONTIER)(1 MEG) 19 99
MlG29(lMEGl 1049 ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF MORTAL KOMBAT (1
MEG) 20 49 THE ROBOT MONSTERS 1N012) 7 99 NEW ZEALAND STORY
(NOl2 7 99 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS (1 MEGl 17 99 NICK FALDO S
GOLF 16 49 EVE Of THE BEHOLDER (SSI) |1 MEG) 12 49 NiGEl
MANSELL S WORLD EYE Of THE BEHOLDER 211 MEGl 24 49 CHAMP SHIP
(1 MEG) 9 99 FI (DOM ARK )(1 MEGi 17 99 NIPPON SAFES (1 MEG)
20 49 F117A STEALTH FIGHTER 2 0(1 MEO) 22 9* ON THE BALL • 19
99 F1S STRIKE EAGLE 2(1 MEGl . 12 49 ONE STEP BE»OND
(1 MEOl 14 99 F17 CHALLENGE ...... 1049 OPERATION STEALTH
(NOl2| 1149 F19 STEALTH FIGHTER (NOPl 7 99 OPERATION WOLF
(N012) ...7 99 F29 RETALIATORY MEG) ..... 10 49
OVERDRIVE (1 MEG) .1199 FABLES* FIENOS-LEGEND OF PANZA KICK
BOXING (N012) 6.99 KYRANDlA (NOI2) (1 MEG) 23 99 PARASOL
STARS 6 99 FACE OFF ICE HOCKEY (N012) 9 49 PATRICIAN (1 MEG)
20 49 FANTASTIC WORLDS PERIHELION (1 MEG) 20.49 (REALMS
PIRATES. MEGA LO MANIA. PGA TOUR GOLF 10 99 POPULOUS
WONDERLAND) PGA TOUR GOLF COURSE OISK 11 99 (1 MEG) (N012) 23
4f PINBALL DOUBLE PACK FIRST OiVISKJN MANAGER 7 99 |P**ALL
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(NOl 3, 13 99 PINBALL DREAMS (1 MEGl 13 49 FLAMES OF FREEDOM
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... 20 99 PIRATES (NOP) 1049 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 22
99 PlTFlGHTER .. .7 99 FUTURE WARS (N012) 10 49 POOLS
OF DARKNESS 9 99 G2 (I MEG) 17 99 POPULOUS & PROMISED LANDS
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POPULOUS 2 CHALLENGE GOAL - .... 14
49 DATA DISK (1 MEG) 12 49 GOBLIIINS 2 1149 POWERMONGER . WW1
0ATA DISK (N012) 12 49 GRAHAM GOOCH DATA DISK 12 99
PREHISTORIK 2 • 17 49 GRAHAM GOOCH WORLD PREMIER MANAGER (1
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MANAGERS MEG) ..... 949 PRIME MOVER .1799 GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT.
...... 9 49 PRINCE OF PERSIA (1 MEG) 7 99 GUNSHiP
2000(1 MEG) 22 9* PRO TENNIS TOUR 2 12 49 HEAD OVER HEELS
... 7 99 PROJECT X (SPECIAL EDITION) (1 MEG) 10 49
MEROOUEST 2 - THE LEGACY PUGGSY 1 MEG) 20 49 OFSORASILO MEG)
. 16 99 PUSH OVER (1 MEG) 949 MILL STREET BLUES
(N012) ...9 49 PUTTY
......15 49 HIRED
GUNS (1 MEG) ..22 49 QUEST 4 GLORY HISTORYLINE
1914-18(1 MEGl 22.99 (BLOOOWYCH. MIDWINTER HOLLYWOOO
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2 OUESTRON 2 (SSII (N012) 5 49 INDIANA JONES ACTION BATMAN
OWAK 9 99 THE MOVIE) O S (NOP) 9 99 R-TYPE(N012 7*9
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|N012) 7»| (BUBBLE BOBBLE RAINBOW (SLANOS IK. 7 99 NEW
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18 99 INDIANA JONES 2 ACTION (FATE OF REACH FOR THE SKIES
14.99 ATLANTIS) 17.99 RISE OF THE ROBOTS (1 MEO) • 25 99
INDIANA JONES ACTION .. 7 99 ROAD
RASH 17.99 INDIANA
JONES ADVENTURE 11 49 ROBIN HOOO LEGEND QUEST . 7.99 INDIANA
JONES FATE OF ATLANTIS ROBINSONS REQUIEM • 18.99 ADVENTURE (1
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..22 99 ROBOCOP 3 (NOl2) 1099
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2149 ISHAR 2 LEGIONS OF CHAOS (I MEG) 11 49 RYDER CUP 18 49
IT CAME FROM THE OESERT PLUS ANT SABRE TEAM 1199 MEAOS DATA
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6 4f SECOND SAMURAI (1 MEGl 20 49 JAQUAR XJ220(1 MEG) 9 49
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17 99 SENSIBLE SOCCER *2*3 SEASON) 13 99 JIMMY WHITES
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(MlSCROLLS) .... 4.49 9HAD0W OF THE BEAST 2 (WITH
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(SIM CITY. FUTURE CITIES * KINGMAKER (1 MEG) 23 49 TERRAIN
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1*49 CONFORMS TO NATIONAL CURRICULUM) NOW FEATURES REAL
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99 MICRO MATHS , 11 YRS TO GCSE CONFORMS TO NATIONAL
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Z m * to NEW LOOK FOR APPRO IMAGE User Dither Type Dither Rnourit ART DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL Red isplav Exec ut e Set Render Screen.. Close Render Screen (Ad I'm) version 2.5. one of the Amiga’s premier image processing packages, has been announced by publishers ASDG. A major redesign of the package means the grey control panel is replaced by a stylish list and button orientated graphical user interface. This can run on Workbench, or any of the graphics boards which support the F.GS standard. As well as the Retina card and Video Toaster.
With v2.5, it's possible to have several windows open at once, including the image rendered to the current screen mode. Direct support for the Fargo Primera (95%, A -55) is included, as is a saver for CDXL animations. Image compositing has been improved with variable transparency for all tbree primary colours and alpha channel blending has been extended. 100 pre-wntten Arexx scripts for controlling AdPro are also included.
AdPro 2.5 is £199.95 from Meridian Software (081-543 3500). Upgrades are £39.99, available only from Emerald Creative Technology (081-715 8866).
Gone are those unloved grey screens. AdPro can now run on the Workbench screen or the display of many 24-bit graphics cards.
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CLIPBOARD DPRINT ¦ DV21 FC24 FLC FRRCTRL2080 FRAMEGRRBBE F RRMESTORE Y Get keyed up If you let your kids anywhere near your Amiga keyboard. Then you might as well make it easy work for them. That's what Edu-key’s keyboard stickers aim to do
- because children first leam the alphabet in lower-case letters,
they can’t always recognise the upper case letters on your
keyboard.
Edu-key’s package includes a set of lower case letters in white on black, a set of upper and lower case combined letters (two letters on each key) and a set of yellow on black extra large letters which are especially suitable for the very young or the partially sighted.
10 ft X Normally priced at £6.75, Amiga Format readers can buy them for the reduced price of £5.40. Just tell them you read it in Amiga Format and for an order form, send your name and address to: Edu-key, 26 Mount Way, Waverton. Chester CH3 7QF.
O « BLACK LEGEND HAVE announced the release of a new program designed for Amiga users who want to write their own demos, but don’t have the programming knowledge to do it all themselves.
Demo-Maniac allows you to create your own version of demos such as Jesus mi E's without getting your hands dirty with all that nasty assembly language programming.
The several hundred effects included with the program are all controlled via a poinl-and-click interface. And you can easily incorporate your own graphics and songs into the demo, which can be saved as a stand-alone disk.
The program will also make use of a faster processor or the AGA chip set if fitted. Black Legend have produced an information pack which can be obtained by writing to the address below, or check out the demo version on next month’s Amiga Format Coverdisk.
Write to: AF DemoManiac Info Pack, Black Legend UK Ltd. Fulling Mill Barn. Mill Lane. Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9NP.
Doing r way 9 m V2 I 0 - •• Creating your own demos is easy with DemoManiac. This sample effect was created with only a few mouseclicks.
MUSIC AND MULTIMEDIA EXPERTS IN VIDEO, audio, music and interactive multimedia on the Amiga and CD32 are set to show off their skills and offer advice to anyone interested at a one-day seminar in London.
As well as the opportunity to see and test the latest hardware and software products in action, there will also be a question and answer section after each presentation.
Amiga Desktop Video, Music and Multimedia is on 14 March and costs £99.
For more information call Premier Vision on 071-274 4477.
Virgin signs Sensible deal VIRGIN INTERACTIVE AND Sensible Software have just signed a two-year publishing deal following the overwhelming success of chart- topping shoot-em-up Cannon Fodder.
The deal means that Sensible’s next offering Sensible Coif will be released through Virgin.
To celebrate the signing with Virgin. Sensible'* supremo John Hare has sung Cannon Fodder's theme tune and taped it. The first 10 readers to write in to ‘Strictly Sensible' at Afs usual address get a copy!
Wwj AMIGA ADVICE Got a problem with graphics? Worried about Workbench? Then help is at bond. Videoworld Multimedia hove set up a consultancy service offering information and technical support for serious Amiga users. It includes an advice helpline, scanning framegrabbing, printing, PD, tuition courses, and software and hardware recommendations. An annual registration fee is £1 S. Call Andy Gibson on 041-641 1142.
FREE PREVIEW Want to snatch a sneak preview of the possible potential of the Opalvision Roaster Chip upgrode? Then send a blank VHS video cassette and an SAE to: The 24-Bit Club at 6 Skirsa Square, First Floor, Glasgow G23 5DW. The tape is a short preview of what is possible; a detailed version is expected when modules start to ship.
GET IN CREDIT Indi are offering instant credit to anyone who spends more than £100 on their Amiga products.
No deposit is required and flexible arrangements such os nothing to pay for three months, can be arranged. Indi are on 0543 419999.
FINAL FRONTIER All you talented Star Trek fans out there who fancy getting involved in the Final Frontier diskzine, call Simon Plumber on 021-358 1213, 7-9pm, or write to Infinite Frontiers, PO Box 8966, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 55T.
SPRING SHOW The sixth All Micro Show which caters for the complete computer spectrum is on Saturday 16 April at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire Showground.
Entrance is £2, for details phone 0473 272002.
MEGA BRIGHT 'Britain's brightest fanzine' is what MegoBYTE calls itself, and promises to take a byte (geddit?)
Into the world of Amiga games. If you fancy a copy, send £1 and your name and address to: 37 Cornmill Crescent, Alphington, Exeter EX2 8TL KEEP 'EM KEEN GCSE students studying maths, French or English can liven up their revising by using one of Europress' new ADI education packages.
Conforming with the National Curriculum, the programs aim to make learning fun and effective.
Price is £34.99. Tel: 0625 859333.
GET ON WITH GAMES You name it and Home Grown Productions have got the solution to it - getting through almost ony Amiga game that is. And they've put them all down in one book AMIGA Games hints, tips, cheats and adventure solutions. Priced at £9.95, it's from publishers, Kuma (0734 844339).
GET YOUR KIXX In last month's AF we incorrectly attributed the classic American football style game, Speedball 2 to GBH. It is, in fact, on US Gold's budget label, Kixx. Call 021-625 3311 for details.
CREDITORS CALL THE SHOTS IIV OZ "Commodore's future business and existing customer bast- ill Australia will now be serviced on a regional basis through Commodore Asia Pacific Ltd."
COMMODORE uMialia have- ginic into administration - their business affairs an- now being conducted bv an agent mi behalf of their creditors.
A meeting of all the major creditors was held on 11 February. At which Max Donnelly, of chartered accountants Kerrier Hodgson, was appointed to review Commodore Australia's financial position on behalf of the two largest creditors - a major Australian hank and Commodore International I.td. Although the company recorded around $ 40million in revenue last year, profit margins have narrowed and the company is still burdened bv debts mostly resulting from the writeoff of obsolete stock following the launch of the AI200.
Edward | Golf, vice president of Commodore International. Commented: "We are leslructuring operations in the .Asia Pacific region including the consolidation of certain sales operations to gain increased efficiencies.
Effectively this means that all of Commodore’s business in Australia will now be administered directly from the Asia subsidiary, which is based in the United States of America.
Although the situation may mean some restructuring of the Commodore parent company, the UK operation will not be affected in am way.
FLYING HIGH jumpers, installation software and instructions.
Power for both of the drives can be from the standard PSU, although an optional power supply is available from the distributors should the load prove too much.
A600 or A1200 owners who can no longer cope with their 2.5-inch internal hard drive can now add a 3.5-inch disk drive to their machines.
The DataFlyer XDS Expansion Drive System consists of an external case which accommodates a 3.5-inch IDE drive, enough cabling to connect the two drives together, screws.
For more details, phone the distributors.
First Computer Centre on 0532 637988.
MAKING MUSIC Bargain for BBS operators A SPECIAL OFFER is open to all SysOps (system operators) from US Robotics. They are selling their recently launched Courier HST Dual Standard V.32 Terbo modem for £299 instead of the normal RRP of £899, on a one modem per telephone line basis.
Both public and corporate BBS can qualify for the discount as long as they provide technical support or on-line software updates for internal users or external customers. If you're an interested SysOp, then phone US Robotics for an application form on 0753 811180.
ADDING TO THEIR 25 disk library. Walkabout Music have 10 new disks of high-quality sound samples. All the sounds arc taken from a I (kbit studio recorded master, and for the first time they include a variety of looped rhythms in pop. Rock, breakbeat, techno, industrial and dance styles. The other disks are woodwind and follow-ups to their Brass. Strings and Piano disks.
The disks range from £1.75 to £2.50 each, depending on how many you buy. Walkabout are on (1720 *13807.
Easy start for first time users GETTING YOUR PRINTER connected and up and running is not always an easy task, especially if you're on your first attempt.
But you don't have to be a lech-head to use Citizen's new ABC printer because it comes with an EasyStart program which provides an on-screen step-by-slep guide lo installation which can be controlled by the user as they go through the stages.
EasyStart is available in seven languages and is included with the ABC printer for £223. Call Citizen on 0753 5841 I for more details.
Step-by-step help is at hand for getting your printer powered-up and performing.
Announcing the low cost, versatile, printer complete with on-site Letter quality 24-pin dotmatrix technology is taken to its limits in the versatile, high performance of the new NEC Pinwriters " P2Q and P3Q. Print is delivered at a fast 96 characters per second (cps) in true letter quality mode and 192 cps in draft mode.
Versatility for all types of stationery is built in. Push pull tractors and bottom paper feed capability make them ideal for 'Typical high street price excluding VAT Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and calls are only charged at the local rate NEC. C&C and Pinwriter are trademarks and registered trademarks of NEC Corporation.
For Human Potential war r_a n t y AFT PR.P23Q MAR PR 0276 (I) AD0 )I single sheet and continuous multipart printing. And all this is available from £140' complete with a free one year onsite warranty. That’s an offer with real impact.
For more information on the P2Q (narrow carriage) or the P3Q (wide carriage) printers, call us now on 0345 300 103.
C&c HE tim Smith COLUMN Hello and here we go again!
Why can't I run Cds on my A1200? I can use them on my Mac, I do use them on my Mac. If I was sadly-dribbling enough to own a PC, I'd be able to use a Compact Disc on that too. So what's the score?
It's fine news that the A4000 is to be blessed with an FMV-compatible CD-ROM drive (hopefully for around £250).
That at least shows that Commodore have a handle on the needs of AGA Amiga users. But my poor old A1200 (old! Can you believe that?) Is still a member of the floppy generation.
In terms of data storage it's still being forced to associate with dribbling, senile old crocks such as the Amstrad PCW, the IBM PC, the ST and the CPC.
Machines such as the PC meeting my A1200 down the Virtual Bull&Dog must scoff as the A1200 carries a mere 720K back from the bar while the grey hulkingness of the 386 storms back with 650Mb of data balanced on it's serial port.
IT'S AN ABSURD situation that we see at the moment. It's not as if Commodore don't have experience with Compact Disc technology. They do, as far back as CDTV Commodore have been geared toward the format. Amiga CD32 is their flagship at the moment so it’s not as if you could walk up to Lew Eggebrecht show him a CD and he'd jump 10 feet in the air screaming: "Cripes! What's that?".
OK, so CD32 is a fine machine with a solid future, but this merely adds insult to injury. We know that Lew Eggebrecht and his team have the capabilities of producing a specific A1200 CD-ROM drive.
Yes, there probably are kludges that we can explore that enable us to bolt-on CD32s to the A1200, but do we want kludges or do we want slick, supported and dedicated drives for the entry-level Amiga? People, you and I, want entry- level computing for 1994, not entry-level computing for 1984 in terms of data storage and retrieval.
SO WHY ISN'T it happening? It seems to me that this is a price versus volume position. Will people who have spent £299 on an A1200 feel good about forking out another £250 on a CD-ROM drive? Will Commodore be able to sell enough drives to justify the factory tooling, distribution, ads and technical support? Well probably not. But drop the FMV element and crank the price down to sub £200 and then ask the question: "Do you want a CD-ROM drive for your Amiga?"
And the answer might be very different, and very loud.
And this noise will rise to a clamour when the software houses start shipping Sim City 2000 + data on CD or, more importantly, when Digita ship CDWordworth, or Electronic Arts ship Dpaint VIII CD.
I can understand Commodore's reticence to cater for what they must see as the high-volume (they sell loads of A1200s) high-profit but entry-level Amigas in the light of the A590 CD-ROM drive for the A500. Take-up wasn't vast but software support wasn't huge either. This is not the case for CD now, especially not AGA-based CD.
The software houses like the Compact Disc format and they are starting to wake up to the fact that hordes of Amiga users around are not scared of the new. We embrace the new unlike some PC users I could mention. So. Until we get an A1200 CD-ROM drive, you can find me sitting in the corner of the virtual BullSrDog, sulking over a large whisky.
• Tim Smith is technology editor of Computer Trade Weekly.
THI OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMIGA FORMAT Award Winners Empire Software have rounded up four astounding games for their forthcoming Award Winners Gold compilation.
At a knockout price of £29.99. This brilliant value-for-money package is available now, so phone Empire on 081-343 7337 for more details.
Zool, Sensible Soccer, Elile Elile Plus and Jimmy While's Whirlwind Snooker will be available together for the first time WORLDWIDE WORDW AT A SPECIAL presen union at Silica have Systems in London on 10 March, Digita International are to launch their new Wordworth 3 package.
A taste of what a great program it is.
David Pleasance, Commodore UK's MD says: "Few would dispute Wordworth's claim to being the best word processor in the business.
That’s why we chose it as a major component of our A1200 Desktop Dynamite bundle".
The Wordworth 3 world wide launch isn’t just for the trade and press - Amiga users are If you've recently bought a Desktop Dynamite pack, then you will be familiar with Wordumth 2. As it's now in the bundle. And if you bought last month's Amiga Formal, then you will have already run the demo of Wordworth 3 and will PIXEL PERFECTION THE FIRST PIXEL ri Expo, held in Rome in December was so successful lhal Italian organisers. Tecnopolis. Have decided l hold a second one in December diis year. The expo is based around a contest in graphic 2 SI), musical works in Real Time and has a new
section on Graphics Workstations, the entries for which must he in by .'Ml September. For rules of entry, write to Franceschi Francesco. Tecnopolis Associa ione Ctilturale. Viale Gorizia n.2 . OOI9H Rome. I tab.
GAMES ENTER COMIC ARENA '4mm COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS Dark Horse International are cashing in the video games boom with a new publication called Max Overload!
The 64-page colour comic will feature Amiga Format faves Lemmings and Chuck Rock in their own adventures as well as appearances by Segatendo characters like ToeJam and Earl.
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The first issue of Max Overload! Is already on sale, price £1.95, so pop down to your local newsagents and get yourself a copy.
Those lovable Lemmings look set to wow you all over again with their own comic adventure.
LAUNCH OF ORTH 3 you send the coupon along with a cheque made payable to Silica Systems, to: Silica Systems. 52 Tottenham Court Road. London WIP OBA. By 10 March 1994. Then vou invited to come along between I and 9pm to take a look at its many improved features and redesigned front-end.
And as an exclusive offer to Amiga Formal readers, we've arranged for you to buy it at a special price. Those readers who already have Wordworth 2 can upgrade to the new version for just £49.91*. and if you haven't yet got your hands on this accomplished application you ran save yourself £5(1 by buying version 5 for just £99.99. All you have to do to claim your discount is cut out the coupon (right) and lake it along with you to the launch. Imit don't worn if vou can’t make the date - if can still qualitv for this special oiler.
Contact Digita on 0395 270273.
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Mm AMOS ADMIRERS z in S v Nothing but AMOS, the bi-monthly AMOS-dedi- cated magazine is now to be distributed by 17 Bit Software. An issue will cost you £4.50, call 0924 366982.
HP LENDS A HAND Amiga users who also have a Hewlett Packard printer can get their hands on a new driver to improve their outputs. Called STUDIO-Light, it supports Workbench from 2 upwards and 16 grey scales, 4096 colours, 11 fonts and all printout parameter, such as dithering, are pre-configured. To get hold of a copy phone HP's Fax Information Retrieval Service (HP FIRST) on 0800 960271.
MORE MAIL A new mail order company is set to add to the already competitive Amiga market. Everglade are on 0463 240168.
DISK CLUBBING A Bulletin Board with a difference, CLUBBS is a BBS on a disk. So if you wont to communicate with fellow Amiga users without going on-line, then send £1 and your name and address for a demo disk, stating that it's an Amiga disk you want to: CLUBBS (Dept AF), 7 Fallowfield Close, Norwich NR1 4NW.
MAKE FRENCH STICK If Franglais is the best you get at speaking to our friends across the channel, then Ten out of Ten Software can get you rolling your Rs with ease.
10 10 French is a new educational package written by 'expert language tutors' and costs £25.95. Call 0742 780370.
3D DISTRIBUTION last month we reviewed Playmalion - Cineplay's 3D animation and modelling program.
Scoring a massive 91 per cent, this excellent £289 package now has an exclusive UK distributor - Trilogic. For details call 0274 691115.
GET IN SYNC Zen computer services are now selling the Xsync VITC and LTC reader card, which allows you to synchronise Amiga music to video recordings.
Support is included for the new multimedia program MediaPoint, Xanadu's ADC16 HD audio system and the Sunrize Studio 16 system.
The card also includes two serial ports which can be used as either standard serial ports or MIDI ports. Prices start from £450. Zen Computer services are on 061-793 1931.
FT, MARCH 1 994 NEWS A1200 and CD32 Games TOP lO 16 (14)7 17 (18)a 18 03)7 19 1-1 8e 20 1-1 Be 21(20)7 22 (•) New 23 (15)7 24 (24)8 25(25) ¦ 26 (•) New 27 (-) Be 28 (•) New 29 (22)7 30 (16)7 FG95% 84% FG91 % FG92% 87% FG93% FG90% 88% Please send me Octamed v5 for £40.99 Please send me three tutorial disks for £15.99 TO.!
1 p Tan a ¦ zuu van Star Trak: 25th las 50% Interplay 2 Jurassic Park 70% Ocean 3 Bydar Cup GaH FG91% Ocean Brutal Sports Football 77% Mindscape Body Blows Galactic 88% Team 17 Allan Braad 2 80% Team 17 Civilisation FG95% Kompart Trolls 85%% Microvalue Flair Diggors FG91% Millennium 10 Jama* Pood 2 FG91% Millennium PRINTER PRICE DROP Star has reduced the price of its recently launched SJ-144 colour thermal transfer printer from £569 to £459. Reviewed in 4£54. It scored 89 per cent. Contact 0494 471111.
SYNDICATE MISSIONS DISK OWNERS OF FORMAT COLD game Syndicate can now get their hands on a preciously unavailable data disk (hanks to an exclusive deal between Amina Format and developers Bullfrog. The specially priced data disk will only be available through Afs mail order pages - you will not he able to buy it in the shops. More details in our May issue, available Thursday 28 April.
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Address.... Name.. Industry adopts self-regulation Following months of sensationalist coverage in the national press on the potential effects of video games on young people.
ELSPA has announced a system of self-regulation aimed at pre-empting potential Government regulation of the industry.
From March all computer games will carry a sticker giving their suitability for four different age ranges - 0-10. 11-14, 15- 17 and 18+ depending on their content.
Individual game publishers will work with the Video Standards Council and retailers to ensure the scheme is policed correctly, with the British Board of Film Classification stepping in to deal with the expected five per cent of software which will fall outside the scheme's remit.
Expect to see this suitability sticker on all Amiga games soon.
1 Labyrinth of Time 69% Electronic Arts 2 Liberation: 2 FG91% Mindscape 3 Dangerous Streets 43% Microvalue Flair 4 Sensible Soccer FG93% Renegade Mindscape 5 Pirates! Gold 82% Microprose 6 Fireforce 56% ICE 7 Nigel Mansell's W.C. 73% Gremlin Graphics 8 Pinball Fantasies 84% 21 st Century Entertainment
9. Seek and Destroy 83% Mindscape IO Arabian Nights 88%
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"I OCTAMED I Top Ton CD32 Games 1 (1) ¦ Cannon Foddar Virgin FG95% 2(2) m Mortal Kombat Virgin 74% 3(3) ¦ Frontier: Elite 2 Gametek FG90% 4(6) A The Settlors Kompart FG94% 5 (4) 7 Premier Manager 2 Gremlin Graphics 80% 6 (8) ?
Jurassic Park Ocean 70% 7(10) A Championship Manager 93 82% Domark 8(9) A Sensible Soccer 92 93 Renegade Mindscape 80% 9(7) 7 Zeal 2 Gremlin Graphics FG93% 10(8) 7 1 1 l.t Maw Micro Machines Codemasters FG90% IimIU Intelek ¦raiia 1 2 (-) Now Tornado Digital Integration 80% 13 (21)* The Chaos Engine Renegade Mindscape 0 1 14 (11)7 Allen Breed 2 Team 17 80% 15 (12)7 Lemmings 2 Psygnosis FG94% Gremlin Graphics Simon the Sorcerer Adventure Soft Syndicate Electronic Arts Fate of Atlantis US Gold Premier Manager Gremlin Graphics Flashback US Gold Skidmarks Acid Software Body Blows Galactic Team 17
Campaign 2: Global Coaflict79% Empire FI 84% Domork Winter Olympics 70% US Gold Done 2 FG90% Virgin Football Director 2 Not reviewed D & H Games Gwnship 2000 87% Microprose European Champions 73% Ocean Chart compiled by GALLUP This Month ’s TOR 30 COLOUR DYE-SUBU1TI0N new exclusive INCREASE YOUR HARD DISK Now you can produce stunning high quality colour outputs on paper, transparency film or even T-shirt transfer paper from your Amiga. Primera uses thermal wax transfer technology, a technology usually associated with much higher priced printers.
The Primera colour printer, recent recipient of countless awards in the IBM-PC and Macintosh markets, is also the perfect companion to any Commodore Amiga.
Primera f e a t u res Software drivers for Amiga, PC and Macintosh Prints A4 and A4+ size paper and transparencies Monochrome ribbon cartridges available for economical text only printing Print full colour 24-bit photographs Optional Photo-Realistic upgrade kit (Dye-sublimation) Produce photographic quality images for a fraction of the cost of similar devices Extremely small footprint, not much larger than A4 Primera printer .....£825 Photo-Realistic upgrade kit £215.95 Photo-Realistic refill kit (100 prims) £250 Photo-Realistic refill kit
(25 prints) ....£79.95 4 Colour ribbon (80 prints) ...£38.95 3 Colour ribbon (l 15 prints) .£38.95 Monochrome ribbon (400 prints) £34.95 Transparency film (A4 50 sheets) £31.95 Primera premium paper (A4 200 sheets) ..£18 T-Shirt transfer paper (A4 10 sheets) ..£17.95 Goods are sold subject to our ststndard terms and conditions ofsale and are available on request. Specifications and prices are subject to change without notice, trademarks are acknowledged. All prices include VAT. Prices are valid for month of publication only. E & OE. Next day delivery £5. 2-5
days £2.50. Sat £10. Subject to availability DiskExpander is an innovative program for all Amiga users.
With this software solution you may double the capacity of your floppy disk or hard disk drives. The installation process takes only a few seconds and afterwards DiskExpander works invisible in the background. The compressions-ratios vary from 30% to 70%.
The easy-to-use graphical user interface guarantees that even the inexperienced user is able to use DiskExpander immediately without any problems. DiskExpander does not only expand the capacity of your hard disk drive, even floppy disks now have a storage space of approximately 1.5 megabytes.
Expander eat u r es Can add 50% to your hard drive capacity at a stroke Fast compression and decompression Flexible and expandable as new compression libraries are developed Works with all drives, including SCSI, IDE, Floppies, and even the RAD disk Reliable in tests - no data corruption Once installed the program is transparent to the user Disk Expander ..£35 Power Computing Ltd Unit 8 Railton Road Woburn Road Ind. Estate Kempston Bedford MK42 7PN Telephone 0234 843388 BmI prices of some games are ludicrous.
S;u Mamii Broun from I cam 17. And Ml III vnu - Amiga pormut rcad- cis. Km wInn do oilu i games publishers think? Can retailers justify the prices at which they sell games? Are you pav ing a fair price for your software, or are von being ripped off?
AF delves into die underground world of prices and profits and delivers the facts on the figures... Team 17 set a stringent example to all games publishers with their pricing policies. Over the past three years they've produced some of the most popular Amiga games - Alien Breed. Superfrog and Project X to name a few - and many retail at much lower prices than the usual £25.99 cost. How do they do it when others claim they can't?
Martyn Brown. Team 17's director and product manager, dismisses others' arguments: "When publishers say they can't produce a game at a lower price, that's a load of rubbish. Many larger software houses just blindly put every game out at £25.99. or whatever the current price is.
"We price games at what we think they're worth. A lot of consideration goes into it. Arcade Pool, for example, is not a particularly original game. We looked at it and thought it's on a single disk, we can really jazz it up and knock it out at a reasonable price. We're not saying it's a budget product, but we're saying we would sell more at £9.99 than at a full price.
"We've tried a few price points - just under a tenner is a good one - an old fashioned view, but one that works. Also, if it had been on two disks it would probably have had to be £10.99. There should be a move away from the standard price, particularly for A500s. For A1200 games it's on a few more disks and if it's better value then fair enough, but just knocking A500 stuff up to £30 is wrong - it should be going the other way.” THE FLIP SIDE However, other games publishers, who charge higher prices, disagree. Keith Smith, Millenium‘s I’R manager says that in any marketplace there's always a
degree of price cutting for market share.
And that the price of any game depends on the amount of hardware out there - if the games industry' decides which hardware to back then the price of games could plummet like videos did.
"Millennium charge a fair price for excellent games - A500 600: £25.99. A1200: £29.99, CD32: £29.99." says Keith Smith. "The prices we charge are a moveable feast, dependent on the amount of work and the amount of licences sold for a particular product.
"Overheads depend on if the product is developed in-house and how long it takes. Then there's marketing - about one per cent per unit, include the distributors discount which varies and depends solely on the quantity purchased, and VAT. So you can see our profit is not as much as you think! And we are continually re-investing in future products and developing more complex game engines."
A MATTER OF SURVIVAL Richard Hennerley, MD of Da e Marketing, who distribute games such as Ishar 2 and Stardust, doubts if the industry would survive price cuts on Amiga games.
He explains: "Amiga games are priced about right. If we charged less I don't think that it would be a commercially viable proposition, and we’d probably all go off and make PC games."
But according to Debbie Durrant. PR manager for Digital Integration, it's the massive investment needed to produce a game that keeps the prices where they are. "I don't think Amiga games are overpriced, although there will always be exceptions," she offers. "Frankly, current pricing levels reflect the massive amount of costs involved in bringing a game into the market.
"The unit price of a game, say Tornado at £34.
Includes VAT. Distributor's costs, marketing and advertising calculated on 10 per cent of the estimated turnover of product, plus all the usual stuff such as disks and manuals. Tornado's duplication and packaging was quite high because of the contents and its development costs were in the region of £750,000!
"All companies have to make a profit otherwise this industry would not survive, and most profits are ploughed back into further games development, better technology and better games for the end user."
You pay for what you get is how Bridget! Hirst, PR manager for US Gold, feels about the price of games. "£25.99 is not too high a price to pay for high-quality products." She explains. "But consumers can't always afford to spend that much on a game. That's why we introduced the Kixx and Kixx XL budget ranges. That way you can buy some games at reasonable prices and then fork out lot the occasional full-priced game that you really want."
COVERING THE COSTS OF COMPACT DISCS With the launch of Commodore’s Amiga CD:i- games machine, came another issue to fuel the game price dilemma - what price a CD? The current base level of a CD'’- game is £25.99 with many priced at £29.99, and some such as Pinball Fantasies at £32.95 and Liberation at £34.99. Most CD32 games are. At present, straight ports from A1200 games. That means there will be no development costs involved in producing a game, with the exception of a few which have improved audio soundtracks although the costs involved are small when compared to programming a game
from scratch.
The other benefits to software houses are that producing a CD costs less than the price of two floppy disks and, of course, that because CD has ROM, it is a less piratable product saving publishers thousands of pounds of losses.
Once again. Team 17's Martyn Brown has a strong opinion on this subject. "CD stuff," he says, "should be £30 maximum - there is no reason on Earth to charge more. If developers say they took a risk developing for CD. Well that is nonsense. You can develop on hard drive: you don't have to go on to CD until the last minute.
"You're getting games that might have been on seven disks originally on to one CD, so you can take £3 off production costs before you start, OK.
There's a royalty to Commodore for evert disk, but Continued overleaf "Many larger software houses just_ 1 blindly put every game out at £25.99, for whatever the current, price is.* Martyn Brown, Team .
- Our research shows that people will fpirate games no mattei_how
muchjwe_re_ selling them for.1 ridgett Hurst, US Gold
- There are two ways games sell - you_ fear, enlarge high prices,
but have a |low volume of sales, or you can fcharge lower
prices and have a high' volume of sales.- (Andrew Stafford, WH
Smith rAmiga games are priced about right.
FlT_we charged less I don't think thlff jjr_would be a commercially viable" Iproposi tion, and we'dT Sbl S games.1 L chardjtennerTey. Daze AND WHERE ALL THE MONEY GOES his sounds good," says Richard Hennerley, "but from that a publisher has to pay development costs. These figures vary enormously with the game and can be up to six figures, but if we assume £40,000 for an average game, you would not be going far wrong!
"From this £5.25 we also have to finance our overheads - salaries, rents, and taxes. Even in a small company such as Daze these total around £60,000 a year. Licensing costs can also be up to six figures.
"You also have to remember that hit games have to pay for the cost of games that flop. This is a hit and miss business, games sell very well or very badly (as low as 2,000-3,000 units). It’s not simply a case of ‘well if you didn't produce rubbish games'. Many games that do not sell are technically highly competent but it is not possible in this kind of market to ( know what the public will buy. So this is not a wildly profitable market, and there are many ups and downs and risks."
Cost break down Disks £0.80 (2 at 0.40p each) Box £0.41 (incwrap) Manual £0.35 (average) Marketing £0.90 (assume 10,000 unit sales) Repro £0.25 (assume 10,000 unit sales) Royalty £1.99 (assume 10,000 unit sales) Total: £4.70 then there's no piracy, so whatever you lose you gain back anyway. The stuff that's £34 and £4(1 is ludicrous. I mean a CD costs about 50 pence!"
One of the first companies to publish a CD32 game, Millennium, have a separate pricing policy for the format. The firm's Keith Smith explains: "CD-1- is still a growing market. We were the first company to have an Amiga CD32 product out in the marketplace so we took a gamble and aimed it slightly over the price of A500, but comparable to A1200 games.
"We also tty to build extra value into a game such as FMV and interactive manuals - it's hard to squash an AI200 manual into a crystal case!
"James Pond 2 released on CD32 was £29.99 because we added £10,000 worth of animation and a brand new digital soundtrack. But Jiggers, originally bundled with the CD32 is soon to be released separately for £19.99 which is a low-price game for all new purchasers of a CD32.
"Other CD platforms are approximately £15 more expensive, so against the Mega CD our games represent real value."
WHOLESALERS' WHACK Alter the publishers cover their costs, the next step in getting a game on to the shop shelves adds another chunk to its cost to consumers.
"It’s all part of the endless cycle of unhappiness." Says Keith Smith. "Purchasers are unhappy with the price they pay. Distributors are unhappy with the retailers' margin. Developers are unhappy with the discounts required from the distributors, and so on.
~ wc-l1 very b.arliv r ‘S 15 nor- d wildly profitable- na!
J:iy - Li [ .1 - __ "The only way to overcome this is to have a massive hit like Mortal Kombal then nobody minds what price they pay as long as they get the product. This is only achieved by developers insisting on a massive amount of money in the first place. Two words
- chicken and egg," In the L'K the two main wholesalers distribu
tors of Amiga software are CentreSofl and
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and Virgin Megastores.
They usually add 10-15 per cent to the price of a game, and their cut is seen by some as too high a price to pay.
Richard Tidsall, Leisuresoft’s group marketing director, says: “The distribution of computer software is no easy task." And he says it's the expense of providing 24-hour turnaround on a product to retailers, the cost of warehouses the si e of football pitches, computer systems and stall' costs which puts up the price of games.
“That's why a distributor will account for up to 10 per cent of the retail price,” he explains.
"Amiga products are good value, and even if they NOTHING TO SAY Several retailers including HMV, Woolworth and Comet refused to speak to us on their pricing policies in the wake of the investigation into the price of games by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. Although the MMC is primarily concerned with Sega and Nintendo's monopoly of the computer games market other formats, including the Amiga, are also in the spotlight.
Are expensive to purchase when first released, budget ranges provide better value for money.” DO RETAILERS REAP IT IN?
On a base-priced game of £25.99 including VAT.
The publisher will take about 45 per cent of the pre-VAT price, that is £9.95. The other 55 per cent is divided between wholesalers and retailers, typically around £4.43 to the wholesalers and £7.74 to the retailers. Can retailers justify the cut that they take, or are they too greedy?
According to Richard Hennerley from Daze Marketing, the retailers are right. "They have costs to meet and must function as a business," he says.
"If their margins are decreased they will simply sell or distribute something else they perceive as being more commercially lucrative."
And Andrew Stafford. Product Manager for WH Smith Retail knows what it's like to run a retail business. "The single biggest cost is the salaries and upkeep of staff," lie reveals. "There's also the running of stores - you know, rent, rates, lighting, healing, shopfittings and maintenance".
But the other main force behind retailers' price policies is the competition: "On all things Amiga, we’re guided by the publishers and the price they put the game out for. We've broached the subject of lowering prices, but they've said their development costs are too high.
"I know some small companies like Team 17 are lowering prices, and they are an important part of tlie future of the market. But the larger companies set tlte example they have tlte economies of scale that smaller companies haven't.
"There are two ways games sell - you can charge high prices, but have a low volume of sales, or you can charge lower prices and have a high volume of sales. At the moment software publishers are opting for the first choice.
I think they should be going for the second.
"Having said that, the performance of the Amiga market is still really good for WH Smith, it is an important format for us and it's our fourth biggest with only the consoles beating it in sales."
Virgin Megastores, it seems, holds a similar view to its competitor. Their three main areas of sales - music, video and games - are all low margin. High volume products, and the profit they make on an individual product is small when compared to goods such as clothes.
A Virgin spokesperson says: “Our prices are determined by two factors - what price we buy at and our outgoings such as operational costs, wages, and heating, plus investment in new stores.
“If we could buy our products from the wholesalers lor less, then we would sell them for less, it's as simple as that.
"We do rationalise price points to make it easier for the customer, pricing goods at levels people expect to pay. For example £25.99. not £27.93. If Virgin Megastores decided unilaterally to raise the price of a game then all it would mean is that all our competitors would sell more of that game and we would lose out. And if we lowered a price it would just mean that we would make less money on that product."
Away from the massive High Street chains, the small business still manages to compete on software prices. Tony Bicknell of Ultimate Specialist Computer Centres, says they achieve this by taking a smaller proportion of the selling price.
"The prices of many software titles are extremely high." He says, "so we add value to purchases with advice for the customer. All our stores are owner-managed and so have a far higher incentive to give the real service that will help cus- tomiers as thev develop their computing skills."
MAIL ORDER FIRMS MANAGE IT... You onlv have to Ilick through the pages ol Amiga Format and you will find pages of advertisements for mail order companies. Selling games at much lower prices than you will find in your average I ligh Street shop. But how can thev he so competitive in this cut-throat market?
"You need to know the right people and have enough monev to he able to Inn in hulk so that you can get goods in at a low price."
Says Gordon James from Software Demon who have two shops and a mail order firm. Bin. He also explains, they only add around eight to ten per cent to the price of the goods they sell - a massive difference front the average 40 per cent most retailers load on.
HOW THE PRICES OF GAMES PERFORM AGAINST INFLATION One thing that affects the price of everything is inflation. That vicious spiral that takes the price of everything we buy higher and higher. No matter how much the Government says it's coming down, they just mean that things are going up more slowly. But how have the prices of Amiga games performed in comparison with inflation?
We took a look back to issue one of ACE, Future Publishing's ground-breaking multi-format computer mag, launched in September 1987. ACE was Amiga Formats grandaddy, but back in those days, the dreaded Atari ST still ruled the 16-bit games roost. Amiga games were very rare, and Commodore owners were forced to stump up a whole £5 more than Atari owners for a game.
The reasons for this were twofold. Amiga games could not be expected to sell as many as their Atari counterparts, and they were also 'enhanced' from 16 to 32 colours. Back in issue one of ACE, the only Amiga games on offer were Electronic Arts' Earl Weaver Baseball and Psygnosis' Barbarian. Bubble Bobble made its home computer debut that month, but Firebird didn’t have an Amiga version planned.
Both Amiga games were £24.95. Inflation was running at 4.2 per cent.
ORDER OF THE DAY: £19.99 A year later, the Amiga was still taking second billing on the ACE cover and Amiga games were pretty common. Jez San's classic Starglider 2 was out. At £24.95 on both ST and Amiga. But Barbarian 2, this time with Palace, was a mere £19.99 on both formats. On occasion, Amiga owners were still getting rushed for the extra £5, though, Epyx Games - Winter Edition being an example of this curse.
Inflation was 4.9 per cent.
"We price all our products individually lo keep them as competitive as possible. The large retail chains just add a standard percentage to whatever they're selling - hooks, videos. Cds. Games. That's the difference."
IS PIRACY - STILL HAVING AN EFFECT?
The high price ol games is still an argument which pirates use as au excuse for their illegal actions. If the prices were lo drop drammaticallv. Would they stop cracking games? Do pirates need to stop stealing before the costs come down so publishers can afford to lower the price levels?
Da e Marketing's Richard llennerlev argues: "It's about lime that this old debate that we would sell more by decreasing prices as it would stop piracy, is laid to rest. II that's the case how come people pirate budget games which sell at £2.91*? Whv was Stardust - which we priced at fib.'.19 - cracked and put up on a Bulletin Board the day of its release?"
"I don't believe the argument that cheaper games would mean less piracy, either." IS (.old's Bridget! Ilitst agrees. “Our research shows that people will pirate games no matter how much we're selling them for."
1987 By September of 1989, ACE had gone, and in its place was our daddy, STIAmiga Format. Even then the Amiga was in second place, but things were to change very soon. Carrier Command was out priced £24.95. By now. ST and Amiga games were both at the same price. Somewhere between £20 and £25.
The Tories had allowed prices to rise by 7.8 per cent in the last year.
Things changed quickly in the world of computing back in those days, and September 1990 saw the newly separated magazine - Amiga Format.
We were three issues old, and games were still averaging £22.50. F-16 Combat Pilot debuting at £24.95, but the original Strider costing a mere £19.99. By Amiga Format 15, the average price of games was £25.80. The majority being £24.99, but several £19.99 and some as expensive as £34.95 affect the figures. Prices were rising at a huge 9.5 per cent per year.
A year later, and the £19.99 price point is a thing of the past. VAT is up to 17.5 per cent and games are up to £25.99. This year's average - IS THE PRICE RIGHT?
So, are you getting a good deal, or are you being ripped oil? I lie price of Amiga games is unlikelv to he reduced, hut who is to blame? Everyone in the chain of produc ing a game - from publisher, to wholesaler and retailer - takes their cut of profit which makes everv Amiga game player pay more.
But all have their costs to cover and those archie reaving all the lime. From the publisher who is expected to produce more sophisticated and complex games lor the consumer, and on an increasing number of platforms, the development costs are on the up. For the wholesaler and retailer, there's the constant trial of Irving to balance tlu- hooks with the many games that undersell expectations and the high turnover hits, plus the continual increase in expenditure.
Back in 1987. Amiga games were priced around the £21.95 (see box below), so their prices haven't really been hiked up as much as you think.
Now a game costs around £25.99. hut do the hours of cnjovinent you get from playing it give you value for monev?
Much ol that is down to you - c areful purchasing of a prcxluc t means vou can have endless hours, days, weeks and even months of entertainment - in fact muc h more value for money than from most other products you will buy. By reading Amiga Formtil's definitive reviews and by shopping around for the best price, you can ensure the cash you hand over is buying you a lot more game for your monev. O £27.08, inflation at 5.9 per cent was pushing prices up too! By late 1992, the average price of new full- price software had risen to £28.50. This was a reflection of the number of £30* games on the
shelves, but by and large the £25.99 price point was still the order of the day. The mag had a dedicated, and full-to-bursting budgets section, which we will not concern ourselves with here, since we are worried about the price of first-run, full-price games.
Inflation - 3.7 per cent.
BETTER OFF BY £10!
At the end of last year, issue 51 revealed an average game price of £26.60. A fall of nearly £2, but most every game still bore the £25.99 price label.
However, inflation was a mere 1.6 per cent.
If Amiga games prices had risen with inflation over the last seven years, then what could we expect the price of our £24.95 (the price in 1987) game to cost today? The figures show us that in real terms we are actually £10 better off than we have any right to expect! (See bar graph.)
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connect to a BBS, and introduces Spongl, WELCOME TO THE REAL
WORLD SO YOU'VE GOT the modem and the software, and you’ve
plugged them in to the appropriate sockets. You're all geared
up to enter the fascinating world of comms. But you don't know
where to start. Don't panic. It may appear complex, but it's
all very simple.... The first thing that you need to check is
that your modem and Amiga are talking to each other properly.
You should ensure that die Baud late (the speed at which the
data is sent from the WELCOME TO SPOIMG!
This month we also have a small announcement to make. The long-awaited Amiga Format Bulletin Board (called, for no good reason, Spong!) Is ready for use. This will not only allow readers to contact the staff of Amiga Format directly, but also to send Amiga to the modem and vice versa) is correct.
Check the Data Speeds box (opposite) for the correct setting. This is controlled through the Baud Rate setting of the Com Menu in Ncomm, and the Serial option in the Settings Menu of Term.
Once you've set the Baud rate, you can test that the modem is working. Most modems are controlled through a set of simple commands called the Hayes command set. After the prominent American modem manufacturers.
Competition and Gallery entries and letters to us by Electronic Mail. The Spong! Telephone number is: 0225 311647.
There are two telephone lines connected to the BBS, and they both have US Robotics HST DS+ Sending a command is as simple as typing it in on the main screen of your comms program, so if you type AT (for attention) and press Return, the modem should reply OK. This indicates that everything is connected correctly, and that the Modem is in a good mood.
The command to dial out is ATDT. The D is for dial, and the T is for tone dialling. See the Commanding Your Attention box (opposite) for details of some of the other commands. To dial modems attached, which can support any standard from V23 up to V32bis and HST. The files and mail are held on a 1Gb drive and a CD-ROM drive is also attached, which gives you access to an absolutely mind-numbing number of files.
As well as a profusion of file areas and message areas from a variety of networks, there will also be several local message areas where you can elcoHe to f m, the toiw fomot Mlrbi loort Inw press tour ‘(SC* kej to enter the bulletin tort.
I ESCope op -4it 31 itcorti to enter the BIS... 1 Once you have successfully connected to the Bulletin Board, you will see this message appear on your screen. Press the Escape key to tell the machine that you are a human caller, and not an automatic E-Mail system.
2 Pressing Escape will take you to the Login Menu of the Bulletin Board. If this is your first call, you should enter New, which will take you to the section where you set up the various bits the Bulletin Board needs to know about you.
3 The first time you call Spong!, you will need to supply a few details, so we know that you are who you claim you are. These details will not be disclosed to anybody else used for any purpose other than verifying the users of this BBS.
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12:12 Bi'.W 7 From this screen, you can choose from several
file areas which are relevant to 3D graphics.
Imagine objects are in file library 10. The other areas contain files which are designed for use with other 3D programs.
8 This is the File Menu for the Imagine area. From here you can look for a specific file, list all of the files or download one. Although this is the Imagine objects library, the menu is the same for all of the other libraries.
9 The descriptions (in blue on the right) are not particularly informative at the moment, but they will be cleaned up soon. I want to download the file MONITOR.LZH, so pressing D and entering file name of the starts off this process.
DATA SPEEDS The various types of modem can send and receive data at different speeds, and it is important that you make sure that your software is set to the right Baud rate. The table below will show you what speed is best for your modem.
MODEM TYPE V22 BAUD RATE 2400 V22BIS 4800 V32 19200 V32BIS 19200 HST 19200 Spong!. You would type ATDT 0225 311647 and press Return (after making sure that nobody else is using the phone).
If your modem is properly connected to the telephone line, you should hear it pick up the phone and dial the number in a similar way to a normal telephone. After a pause you should hear a ring, and the modem at the other end should pick up the phone. Next comes a series of hideous screeching noises, which are the noises produced by the two modems as they attempt to work out how they are going to talk to each other. II' the other end doesn’t answer, or the little old lady down the road answers, press Escape to hang up.
Once the two modems have successfully decided how to talk to each other, you should see a message on your screen inviting you to press your Escape key to enter the Bulletin Board.
Congratulations! You have just entered the wonderful world of comms!
Following on from my comments last month about British Telecom's pricing structure compared to Hull firm Kingston Telecoms charges. I was contacted by Alan Ockerby of BT. He pointed out that the cost of getting a new line installed is £25 if wiring is already fitted and £166.33 if not.
However, this does not stand up well against the cost of getting a line installed through Kingston Telecom, which is £56.40. Plus, local calls within the Hull area cost only 5.5 pence, regardless of how long you are on the phone. Although BT have made some moves in the right direction with their weekend charging structure, and new business rates, BT calls are still, in my opinion, far too expensive. Especially as BT recently announced a three quarters year profit of £698m before tax. 1) COMMANDING YOUR ATTENTION Most modems are controlled through a series of commands known as the Hayes com
mand set. Although these vary from modem to modem, there are a few commands which are common to nearly all modems. All commands begin with AT, so to reset your modem, you would type ATZ ATD - Dial. This can be followed by either T for tone dialling or P for pulse dialling. This is then followed by the number to be dialled.
ATM - Hangs up the telephone line ATZ - Resets the modem, in a similar way to turning it off and on again.
AT$ - Gives a basic outline of all the other commands which can be used to control the leave messages for the various sections of the magazine and for members of staff. For instance, there will be an area specially dedicated to the Gamebusters section of the magazine. All of the PD programs mentioned in PD Update and Demo Zone will also be available on the Bulletin Board.
The first time you call the Bulletin Board you will be able to look around, read messages and download files. However, you will not be able to send messages until I have been able to verify your details. This will only take a couple of days.
As with normal letters, we cannot guarantee that every message will get an individual reply, because we are simply too busy writing the magazine. However, the various member of staff will be lurking around on the Bulletin Board, so don't be surprised if one of us drops in for a chat. Here's a taste of what you can expect to find on the board.
Please bear in mind that we're still putting the finishing touches to Spong!, so by the time you are able to log on, things may have changed quite a lot so don't worry if there are differences between what you see here and what you see on the finished version of Spong!
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Second revision of this Flat Horse Racing Simulation. Ipli si«on " Up to 4 ployers can participate as Owner Troiners with the primary won, at the end of each racing season (March to November). There no bet LpKLm 03S| are up to 35 other intelligently contiolied computei traineis to compete _ v|j To achieve this oim you must discover a potentiol champion and train '-' them so that they become capable of competing well ond winning any • 20 lockeys who vary in ability and booking fees, Ordeis & Feedback, of the 47 big prize money races (Handicap and Group), eg. The Derby • Formbook and Win
Summary Cards cover the previous 200 races.
To give you on idea of the tools provided in this game to assist you • Animated race display or just the result. View Declaration list for races, reaching your objective we hove listed the moin features below:- • Very informative report by Head stable lad. Tipsters. Bookmakers.
• 250 horses each with over 60 independent voriables. • Racecards
similar to racing press. Real life. Handicaps & Race Types.
• 26 different race courses (2 all weather), real life
characteristics • Viruses, Injuries & Vets. Lood Save game.
Many other items included, mirroring the diversity of
racecourses in the UK (descriptions provided). Version 1 is
ovoilable upon request (Simple training & betting) @ £15.
Open Notional Ti:i by Rocecoll. -eguloted by the lote. This program mhieved aplHW joint second. This led to o serious approach from o well knpv. j Sl national book maker Reieaed in fovoui of supporting the pubk. H Winnings Statistics 104 wins out of 166, os from 2 6 to 1 9 93 Formulo This program tells you exactly whot to do. You ore NOT permitted to amend our system unlike so many other similor programs.
How confident con you be in something that invites amendments!
Research & Development: Three years full rime roce onalysis ond experimentation to refine and test the prediction system.
Inside Knowledge Plenty of unique hints from contacts in the know User friendly: No racing knowledge required, easy to use. Tutorial book.
Restricted Sales; As soon as our programs predictions hove a prolific impact on the betting odds we will stop accepting new buyers.
Monthly Uprluies Highly lecommended option. If any update fails to break even we'll send the next one free of charge. From £25.
Pnce Increase Highly likely. Buy now before success forces increase A fantastic graphical ond or tactical representation ol Cricket that hos 1' been completely written by o traditional fan. You con physically participate with batting and oi bowling or leave it to the computer to automatically handle. See full feature list below :- GAME OPTIONS STATISTICS FRIENDLY CONTROLS progroms derailed in this advert me only ovoiloble by direct mail.
DESCRIPTION _ Professional Footboll Masters V4
P. F.M. Editor V4 Stable Masters V2 Oracle Horse Tipster (RRP
£99.95) Cricket Masters World Cup Cricket Masters Wrestling
Masters_
• I Day limited overs or test. • Scorecard & bowling analysis. •
Icon driven with point & click.
• White or coloured clothing. • Weather and ground reports •
Large 3D scrolling screen
• Three Cricket grounds. • Wagon Wheel covering the entire
ploying oreo.
• Load Save gome. Skill levels. • Manhattan Chart. • Mouse
controls bowler’s line,
• Computer Humon players. PLAYER VARIETY length, direction field
settings.
ANIMATED ACTION • Rated on 8 adjustable factors. • Joystick control of bolsmon’s
• Sound Commentary. • Left and right handed ployers. Attack
level, strokes ond
• Umpire signals. • Ronge of batting types. Running between
wickets.
• All the strokes cut, pull, drive, etc. • Editor to omend gome
slots. VARIABLE CONDITIONS
• Appeals, dropped cotches, run outs. • Bowler types include
seam, • Surface ond pace of pitch
• Bouncers, wides ond no bolls. Swing, change ond both types of •
Rain, bod light, cloud cover, spin with 8 speed levels.
Temperature ond humidity.
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INTRODUCING OUR PANEL OF GAME REVIEWERS... IN THIS ISSUE... Coming Attractions p3fl Next Big Thing p4C Frontier bugs: David Braben answers his critics p44 Beneath A Steel Sky p43 Bubba V Stix p54 Winter Olympks p5f Fly Harder p6 Batman Returns p41 Brian The Lion p6i The Blue And The Gray p6l Seek And Destroy CD32 p72 Deep Cora CD32 p73 Prey CD32 p73 Fire Force CD32 p73 Puggsy p74 Re-releases p8 (Shuttle, Populous 2, Gunship, James Pond 2 - Robocod, Archer Moclean's Pool, Cruise For A Corpse, Laser Squad, Utopia, Pinball Fantasies AGA) Gamebusters p8i (Including hints and tips for Frontier:
Elite 2, Qwak, Lemmings 2; Stardust and Lunar-C) Helping Hand p8( (Rob Mead answers your games questions) ROB MEAD STEPHEN BRADLEY CLUR HODGSON ¦TT ¦ Spring is in the 3 It came as a bit of The best thing air at the Amiga 'JW , a shock when 1 A. about spring, says Format office, we fill | Steve climbed out Cl ur, is that every- can tell because of a pile of old thin9 is so fresh VjflB Stephen Bradley newspapers in a and frisky and the has started to stir comer of the likkle bunny wab- from his winter hibernation office wrapped up snugly in a bits hop over the green grass of (allegedly). But
while the rest of Leeds United scarf. -Blimey,'' we home... Ahh, home, where the us are beginning to frolic and said, -where have you beenT*. Girls are sweet as buttercups gambol in the sun, Rob has been -Hibernating mate,- replied gently swaying in the morning locked away in a darkened room Bradley. *1 always have a couple breeze, where the boys, shining getting to grips with Beneath A of month's kip this time of like a fireman's bell, run Steel Sky. "I set my alarm dock year.'We thought Steve was a half-naked across the fields, for spring, but it didn't go off,' bit late with his reviews,
but this their bodies glistening in the said Rob. Explains everything. Afternoon sun... Ves OK Our.
MARCH 1 994 FORTHCOMING GAMES Right then, are you in for a treat in the next few months, or what? Rob Mead hassles all the software houses and finds they’ve got games galore planned for 94. Here’s the low-down... REVISITED MAR Battle Isle 2 AGA Battlechess CD32 Carmen Fodder CD32 Classic Arcadia Cyberspace Dark Seed CD32 Dermis 6, Gnasher Detroit Dlggeis CD32 Disposable Hem CD33 Donk Spec. Ed. CD32 Dracula Dreamweb Ehmania Global Effect CD33 Herewith The Clues CD33 K240: Utopia 2 Legacy of SorasU Lotus Turbo Trilogy CD33 Naughty Ones Rise ot the Robots Robinson's Requiem Sabre Team AGA. CD32
Seventh Sword of Mendor SpeedbaU 2 CD33 UFO: Enemy Unknown Universe Urldlum 2 CD32 APR Breach 3 Impressions Cannon Fodder for grownups.
Captain Dynamo CD33 Codemasters World's oldest stqrethero in welcome return.
Crash Dummies Virgin Popular car ad stars In own game vehicle.
Dizzy Prince ot YolkMk CD Codemasters Hurrah! Dizzy kicks off budget price Cds.
Flight of the Amazon Queen Renegade Antipodean graphic adventure.
FPS Soccer Sierra World Cup footy fun from Goblins 3 publishers.
Hired Guns CD33 Psygnosis Vment. Atmospheric and very good RPG.
Ishar 3 Daze The legend of Kendotia continues... Magicland Dizzy CD33 Codemasters More platform romps with everyone's fave egg.
Myth CD32 System 3 Average beat-emup with odd medieval theme.
On The BaM Daze World Cup footy game from Germany.
Second Samurai CD33 Psygnosis Brilliant hack 'n' slash game from Vhrid Image.
Simon the Sorcerer CD33 Adventure Soft Amusing graphic adventure in LucasArts' vein.
Soccer Kid CD32 KrisaHs Brilliant piatformer with an unusual theme.
TFXCD33 Ocean Graphically stunningMght slm from DID.
Theme Park EA Bullfrog’s Imaginative follow-up to Syndicate.
Total Carnage ICE Smash TV sequel gets cobvop conversion.
Tracksuit Manager 94 Alternative Premier Afanagerstyie footy game.
Zool 2 CD33 Gremlin Ninfamungously briMant piatformer.
Zool AGA Gremlin The best rutvandfump game on the Amiga?
MAY Champ Mgr - end of season Domark Footy management game from sport specialists.
Frontier. Elite 2 CD33 Gametek Humans Iff 2 CD32 Gametek Impossible Mission 2025 Microprose James Pond 3 Millennium Overtord IFDay Virgin Putty Squad AGA. CD32 System 3 Reunion CD33 Grandslam Turrican 3 CD33 Renegade Korn part Great-looking sequel to classic war game.
Interplay Enhanced version ot classic chess game.
Virgin The most fun you can have with your boots on.
« - a - « »-»- fa____a - « ¦ ¦ _ . . . A ‘ _____ Alternative xsirfwos, opace mvaoers ana mucn, mucn more.
Empire ScMI adventure game.
Cyberdreams Spooky graphic adventure from creator of Alien.
Alternative Madcap capers from the Beano bunch.
Impressions Rebuild the British car industry with this sim.
Millennium Another slice of brtaiance from Toby Simpson.
Gremlin Supettou0i shoot-envup goes 32-bit.
Supervision You'll go quackers over this piatformer.
Psygnosis Boy meets girl, boy eats gfri, gbl drops dead.
Empire Atmospheric cyberpunk adventure.
Renegade Mortal Kombat beater from Finland.
Millennium Sophisticated mix of CMKzation and Sim City.
Domatk Sherlock Holmes adventure.
Gremlin Souped up sequel to space race god-game Gremlin Isometric medtevai roiepiaying game.
Gremlin Three top class racing games on one CD.
Kompart Cutesy platform game from Denmark.
Mirage The biggest and best beat-envup of the 90s?
Daze Survival simulation from Shmarits.
KrisaHs Laser Squad meets SAS adventuring head on.
Grandslam Mora roaming around dodgy dungeons type RPG.
Renegade Classic arcade game gets second coming.
Microprose Alien adventure AKA laser Squad 2.
Cora Design ScHI graphic adventure on the Coverdisk Renegade Braybtook's classic shoot-envup sequel.
Format Gold space skn gets CD treatment.
Two prehistoric puzzle games on one disc.
Updated version of the old shooty classic.
Fishy hero embarks on Operation Starfish.
It's 6th June 1944 all over again.
Enhanced version of Putty for CD32 owners.
Ambitious space adventure game.
Action-packed platform shoot-envup.
SKELETAL (.ore Design pat homage io Smash Tvand Chaos Engine in their forthcoming futuristic shoot-em-up Skeleton Krew.
Evil mortician Moribund Kadaver is threatening to lake over the galaxy with a little help from a deadly device called the Psykomachine and his fellow cronies at DEAD Inc. Cue the It's not all toot-slogging, scumbag-blasting action y'know. You arrival of four battle- can kill, malm and spoil from jet bikes, hovertanks and skellysubs.
Hardened mercenaries from the Military Assertainment Department whose job it is to destroy the Psykomachine and thwart Kadaver s dastardly bid for galactic domination.
The action is viewed front a three-quarter isometric perspective with eight-way scrolling for maximum playability. You control one of the three main characters - Spine. Rib or Joint - each with their own special skills and weapons. An Amiga-controlled armoured vehicle, Skulker, lakes you to each of the 18 game zones and advises you on the hazards you are about to face.
With six levels, a two-player mode and piles of bonus sections. Skeleton Errw promises to be a fast and furious shoot-em-up. Jollied along by a heavy metal soundtrack, it will be available in May for AGA and CD*® only. £TBC.
Call Core Design on 0332 297797.
ALIEN MISSION Students Stephen Haunts and Chris Rundell are the programming brains behind GKS Design, a new outfit dedicated to Amiga gaming.
Their first offering Is Dark Mission, an A iens-style Isometric adventure which finds you exploring a massively hostile space-station. Zapping aliens and completing four suicidal missions.
GKS plan to release all their products through mail order with minimum packaging and maximum value-for-money. Dark Mission, for example, will be available from the end of March for £17.99 including post and packing. New customers automatically become members of GKS's Discount Club, qualifying for up to 25 per cent off future releases.
Other unique features include free product helplines and guaranteed 24-hour despatch.
For more Information phone Kevin Kennard on 0908 691517 or write to 46 Golden Drive. Eaglestone. Milton Keynes MK6 5BJ. Make cheques payable to "GKS Design."
STARDUST Great news tor AGA and CD32 owners Is Daze Marketing's announcement to release specially enhanced versions of the astounding Asteroids blaster for their machines. Superstardust will feature new and enhanced 25Gcolour graphics - including ray-traced backgrounds and parallel scrolling 3D tunnels, more levels and even more baddies.
Finnish programmers Blood house are still working on the game, but It Is due for release in May. With a provisional price of £25.99. Daze are on 071-328 2762.
World Class Cricket publishers Audiogenic are moving Into cutesy platform territory with their next release Bubble and Squeak, Available on A1200 (£TBC) and CD32 (£29.99) formats only from mid-March, Bubble and Squeak features 30 huge levels of full-screen parallax scrolling, pink elephants, slippery snakes and ducks with baseball bats. You control Bubble, and are alternately helped and hindered by your sidekick Squeak. Audiogenic are on There’s more to Bubble end Squeak than leftover veg- 081-424 2244. Etables as Audiogenic’s cutesy plattormer can testify.
THE ULTIMATE CD COLLECTION Team 17 are set to release three CD32 titles in March, including an enhanced version of hit beat-em-up Body Blows.
Ultimate Body Blows will feature 23 different characters - each with digitised speech, Tag Teams and an eight-player tournament option. The game will also feature 1 6-track digital music, 1 2 AGA The “'tlmatoly Improved version of beat-em- . I . £ up Body B ows comes to CDJ from Team 1.
Backgrounds (nine new) and a host or customisable game preferences. Joining Ultimate Body Blows on CD32 are two two-game compilations selling at £24.99 each. The first contains shoot- em-up Project X and the F-17 Challenge racing game, and the second frantic blaster Alien Breed Special Edition and platformer Qwak. Also expect a specially enhanced version of Alien Breed 2 on CD32 - featuring 10 new levels.
A floppy-based compilation called The Team 17 Collection comprising Body Blows, Superfrog and Overdrive will be released in March for £29.99. Call 0924 291867.
1 J| I With the release of superptatformers James Pond 3 and Pinkie only weeks away, publishers Millennium should be resting on their laurels. Instead, they're launching an all-out offensive on the charts with no fewer than six games planned for release by Christmas.
Myopic cartoon hero Mr Magoo spearheads Millennium's autumn assault with a licensed platform adventure where everything goes wrong for Magoo Town's residents where cats get stuck in trees, boys lose their balloons and all the buildings catch fire. You help Magoo sort out the mess, by moving different objects around S eepwalkenstyle.
Things take a more violent turn In Brutal Soccer, the sequel to Brutal Football, which Is due In October. Sneaky punches, rib-shattering kicks red hot spikes are just some of the tactics the teams of Sunday League thugs will use to get one over on their opponents.
Motor Mania, meanwhile, follows the adventures of Mickey the Mlcra as he tries to reclaim a car factory from the fog of pollution that threatens to engulf it. Ostensibly a platform game. Motor Mania features wind tunnels, paint workshops and reject levels, each one filled with hazards for Mickey to negotiate. The game is due for release late '94.
Continuing the foggy theme, Troll Islands features a gaggle of fuzzy-haired goblins covering baddies In custard and collecting jewels with the ultimate aim of bringing light back to a fog-covered land. This platformer still has to have a release date confirmed.
Neural World and Incoming are different propositions altogether. The first features a tribe of subterranean creatures who you have to teach to survive. The game attempts to recreate the functions of the human brain whtjp different regions to visit. Incoming is a CDS nly space adventure filled with intrigue and treachery centred around a corrupt galactic conglomerate. We saw the game at Millennium’s offices and It looks absolutely stunning. Both games should be available from October. Call Millennium on 0223 844894.
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this year.
Due March from Acid Software 071-482 4066.
Mindscape’s ambitious CD32 schedule reaches its nemesis in October with the release of MegaRace, a Virtual Reality racing game.
MEGARACE Currently being developed by French programmers Cryo, MegaRace is set in the not- too-distant future and revolves around a VR game On* minute you're watching a game show, and tho next you're show h05ted by the unfortu- gambling with your life - that’s showbiz for you in MegaRace. . . , nately named Lance Boyle.
Lance invites the audience to participate in a death-or-glory race over 15 different circuits with eight supercars. If the screenshots are anything to go by, it will be a stunner, but you'll have to wait until the autumn to get your hands on a copy. Mindscape are on 0444 246333. We'll bring you more details soon.
MARCH 1 994 THE NEXT BIG THING?
TOTAL CajINAGE It’s mad, bad and extremely violent, so why is the latest shoot-em-up from ICE such riveting fun? Rob Mead goes in with both eyes open.
Aunchers and armoured personnel es are just two of the hazards you face on level two: Baker Mission.
The world is filled with dangerous dictators and there are none more deadly than General Myron Farley Akhboob. Ever since he lost his job at the Kookistan Burger Barn and Bait Shop, Akhboob has sworn to wreak his revenge on humanity and blag his way into the history books at the same time.
From his heavily-defended HQ in a baby milk factory, the General has assembled an enormously powerful army filled with psychopathic mutants made from the goo-ish effluent of bio-nuclear generators.
He has also managed to gather together an astonishing array of hardware: scud launchers, machine- gun nests, personnel carriers and copious amounts of aircraft with which to carry out his evil plan.
Quite clearly this man has to be stopped, and soon.
Enter Captain Carnage and Major Mayhem, the two sui- cide-jockeys you (and a pal if you are playing in two-player mode) control as part of the Doomsday Squad, a special crack unit set up by the government to trounce truculent megalomaniacs.
The Total Carnage action takes place over three gigantic levels which are filled to the brim with the kind of frantic and mad fin- Created using Dpaint, these sprites give you some idea of how each of the Ooomsday Squad characters Is animated.
Ger-twitching action which transforms run-of-the-mill shoot-em-ups into adrenaline-fuelled sensory experiences. Baddies pour out at you from all angles and in such overwhelming numbers, there's scarcely time to pause and pick up the bonuses and weapons which can make your task that bit easier.
Originally available as a coin-op in amusement arcades up and down the country, Total Carnage is now set to make the successful transition to the Amiga and CD 2 thanks to the efforts of those programming whizzes at ICE.
"It’s very close to the coin-op version," says programmer Simon Fox who has been working on the Total Carnage conversion for over a year.
"Obviously we've had to tone down the colours and remove some of the animations, but it is absolutely identical in terms of playability.
It's very violent, very funny and there's always something happening on the screen."
At this point a niggling doubt emerges. The Total Carnage coin- op was based on Smash 7V, a brilliant arcade game which was turned into an unplayable pussy on the Amiga. Is there a danger that Total Carnage will suffer the same fate?
"No," insists ICE's boss Stuart Bell. "Although it's based on the same game engine, Total Carnage will be nothing at all like the Amiga version of Smash TV.
"It's going to be much, much better... it's going to be totally disgusting, totally gratuitous and incredible fun."
Total Carnage hits the streets at the end of March with specially enhanced A1200 and CD-*2 versions going on sale at around the same time. Cj Just like Saddam, Akhboob hides his most powerful weaponry behind innocent doors.
There’s much more to this baby milk factory than meets the eye.
FHC-OF L Illlpaj 1 i m iinii ji * vehicles arcHifs i One of the greatest adventures ever.
We were concerned when LucasArts announced they were going to leave the Amiga scene, but with Revolution currently producing stuff like this, who needs 'em ?"
Amiga Action Accolads 92% "Absolutely outstanding in every wav."
BENEATH A EVIL '.VAf.T YOU !
STEEL SKY FEATURING I REVOLUTION'S INNOVATIVE VIRTUAL A THEATRE SYSTEM AND STUNNING * ' ARTWORK FROM AWARD-WINNING COMICBOOK ARTIST DAVE GIBSONS.
BENEATH A STEEL SKY IS A GRIPPING SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER SET IN A BLEAK VISION OF THE FUTURE.
ROBERT FOSTER IS AN INNOCENT OUTSIDER STRANDED IN A VAST CITY WHERE OPPRESSED CIVILIANS LIVE AND WORK IN SOARING TOWER BLOCKS... WHILE THE CORRUPT, COVETOUS AND RICH LIE UNDERGROUND, SHIELDED FROM ALL POLLUTION.
ALONE. SAVE FOR A FOSTER MUST FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL... AND DISCOVER THE SINISTER TRUTH L BEHIND HIS ABDUCTION !
AUO O E-OUKCE SCREEN SHOTS MAY BE FROM A DIFFERENT VERSION REVOLUTION 44 Unrivalled classic, nothing _ comes close.
AMIGA ACTION 44 Frontier is probably the best game I have ever played. This offers everything you could want in a game of this type.
R y 0 V KOIMAM only the very best Few games have generated as much interest as Frontier, the sequel to the classic game Elite which was a heady mix of interstellar trading, ship to ship combat, and boldly going places.
Frontier follows a similar formula, but with the added attraction of assassinations, passengers and doing the dirty work of the two Empires which dominate the galaxy.
BRABEN'S BUGS It look David Braben five years to create Frontier and it went straight to the top of the games charts, making it one of the biggest selling games of 1993.
But it's bugged and many people have become disenchanted with the game due to the number of problems. We put these complaints to David Braben.
Copy protection Firstly, there is the matter of the copy protection. It's a distinctly confusing system of picking a letter from a word on a page which was not helped by the omission of any instructions in the manual.
The problem is that you have to type in words from a specific point in the manual at various stages of the game. For example, you could be asked to type in the first letter of the third word on page 62. But the prompt doesn't make it clear if the third word includes the headline at the top of the page (it does include the headline, by the way).
If you type in the wrong letter, the time you have until you have to type in the next password is halved.
One of the bugs which has been removed in the later versions of Frontier Is the one which means that when you try to sell your ship with passengers on board, you are credited with the value of the ship without actually selling It.
Get it wrong a few times and you are unceremoniously dumped out of the game, which seems a rather clumsy way of going about things.
Autopilot Several people have also made comments about the Autopilot, and the annoying habit it sometimes has of driving like a drunken space cadet and crashing into space stations and planets.
1 Sev * David agrees the system is flawed, but points out that the manual now includes on insert with clearer instructions.
"The problem with Frontier, is that it's trying to make Autopilot realistic by simulating inertia. The Autopilot isn't cheating, it's working out what thrusts to do and it's very complicated.
"We got a lot of complaints about this, so we have revised the documentation."
"It does get its knickers in a twist occasionally, because it tries to avoid targets, so if there is a planet in the way it will try to go round, but it won't necessarily get it right."
Zyu jyujjaiJ fi ja y 311 3 sin ihd Assassinations Assassinations are one of the most important parts of the game, and provide a good way of getting rich quick. However, sometimes an apparently successful assassination trip is greeted by a curt message about shooting the ship but missing the target.
"This isn't a bug. It's a feature. If there is a ship on the Tarmac, the target will get on board only shortly before it takes off. If you shoot the ship before it takes off, the target will not be on board."
Bug fixes There are also a number of other bugs, such as the screen display in the Bulletin Board becoming corrupted in some systems and your ship being destroyed while paused.
"We've done three bug fix revisions of Frontier since it was released. None of the bugs are serious enough not to have work-arounds. You can get a revised version by sending the original disk with an SAE to Gametek (5 Bath Road, Slough, Berks SL1 3UA)."
But shouldn't a game that has taken nearly five years to write be bug free?
"Most of these bugs require really obscure circumstances.
Relative to Columbus to, the second moon of Saturn Is a bit of a dump. There aren't any good restaurants. One of the bugs that some of you claimed to have found in Frontier Is that the pro- let alone any illegal goods worth having. In fact it's not really worth visiting at all, gram crashes If you try to analyse your own hyperspace cloud. As you can see from unless you fancy putting your feet up for a while and admiring the view. This picture, I’ve had no problems analysing this one.
DAVE BRABEN'S As you would expect, the bloke who wrote Frontier has a few tips on how to get the best out of the game. So here they are: "An interesting challenge is to see how much money you can make in one trip. The obvious way to do this is to flog off all your ship's equipment to give yourself loads of cargo space, and then to buy the most expensive goods you can afford."
"Keep track of missing persons and the names of people who are looking for transport, because finding them is a very easy way of making several hundred credits."
"If goods are in short supply on a system, there will often be somebody on the Bulletin Board who is prepared to pay massively over the odds for them. If you are quick, you can often nip off to another system and buy the required goods and go back to sell them. If it's happened once, it's also likely to happen again, so if there is a requirement for battle weapons, there is likely to be another advert soon."
"There are some odd places where gemstones are considered to be waste, and they pay you to take them away."
v "You can use cargo as a weapon, so if you buy a whole load of cheap cargo, hover over somebody and dump it, they will be seriously dam- l ( aged, although you are likely to incur the wrath of the police."
"There are references to Thargoids (the unpleasant aliens who waylaid innocent travellers in the original Elite) in the game, and there is a Thargoid ship in there somewhere. As far as I know, nobody has found it yet."
If you fancy a quick cruise around a remarkably accurate representation of the solar system, then look no further than Frontier. It’s all there In glorious technlcolour.
It's very difficult to test every possibility, even with the 10 full-time beta testers that Gametek used. With most games, the code is pathetically small, with most of the space being taken up by graphics. With Frontier, it's all code."
So why did il take David Braben so long to finish Frontier?
"The total time was five years, but in the meantime I did write Elite for the Nintendo with Ian Bell, and I have done other bits and v. pieces. It's amazing how ~ quickly that sort of time goes. I also spent a lot of that time looking into how things work and simulating the behaviour of solar systems, because a lot of work has gone into the astronomy side.
"I was in touch with Cambridge University astronomy department, because nobody had tried this sort of simulation before. I also spent a lot of time setting up all of the thousands of planets, space stations and other ships in the game.
PLAYING TIPS 3WI1 M "It was pretty well ready to go in very early 1993, but we had a lot of problems with the sound. In the end we had to completely rewrite a lot of the code, and that took time."
Given that Frontier was several years in the making, how does David feel about the criticism for it being heavily bugged?
"Yes, there are bugs in it, but most of them appeared pretty late in the day. I'm not exactly over the moon about it myself."
What happens next?
David is now planning enhanced AGA and CD 2 versions of Frontier, although he has yet to decide a release date and exactly how they will be enhanced. But will there be an Elite 3?
"I have got no plans for an Elite 3 as such, but there will be probably be a follow on, which will still be Frontier.
"I don't want the Frontier worlds to die, so the follow-up will probably be more of an add-on to the existing systems, perhaps with more of a sense of a goal. One of the things that will be in there is a major alien race, with lots of missions associated with them."
David is now busy with other projects, including starting his own company, so the Frontier add-on is unlikely to appear for a few months.
Hopefully, it won't take five years. ® GOT A GRIPE?
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RftDIATIOKT factory com- Pie mot, Foster enters the diseased and decid-j edly surreal mind oILINC. Union City's super computer.
Like Lure df the Temptress. Steel Sky enables you to spy on other locations using conveniently-placed windows.
_ from your sar- J castic robot sidekick Joey, you act as both investigator of and catiilyst to (be events which later take place.
The action is set over four different levels. Factory, City, Park and Underworld, *0 Right f each with its own peculiar ®tart setofprob- are playi Jems. Your fiat fh|ng ,pe 44 Right from thu start you know you are playing som- thing special escape the cordon of security forces which surrounds the helkopter crash site. You do this by exploring the bleak, industrial sector filled with mysterious pieces of machinery, computer terminals and characters like the obese and treacherous Supervisor Lamb who gladly sacrifices others' lives in pursuit of his own career.
The City level also has its fair share of unsavoury characters - there's Dr Burke, the plastic surgeon who is quite happy to accept your testicles as down payment on a brain implant and Billy Anchor, the insurance salesman with a hidden agenda. The City level is also where you find clues to Lamb's past and his unenviable collection of "pussy" videos.
Once you figure out how to get there, the Park section club aH have skeletons in their respective closets and, when you reach the Underworld level, you know you're on the verge of discovering something major with giant spiders and Raplkants intent on spoil- ¦ng your om the chances of sue- know won ce**’ PeHlaPs know you H,e weirdest ¦g some- parts of the iial game, though, are the sequences inside UNC's brain. Here you find a parallel universe full of laser beam eyeballs and carpet bags which owes more to surrealist painting than Torvak the Warrior.
Beneath A Steel Sky is an exceptional game. Right from the very beginning you know you're playing something a bit special.
The whole thing absolutely reeks atmosphere from comic book artist Dave Gibbons' Blade Runner-ish backgrounds to the spot-on sound effects. Beneath A Steel Sky is a game of substance.
Programmers Revolution Software have gone out of their way to ensure the game plays as logically as possible, so you never get frustratingly stuck on any of the many puzzles for too long. You quickly learn that the various keys Revolution Software PUBLISHER Virgin 081-960 2255 PRICE £34.99 RELEASED Out now rMjm from your last Erred gaNM position. You nmr found Guybrush Throoawood carrying on like that. 1 »Vhese are minor glHthes in an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable game. The controls are well set-up - left click tells you about an object or person, right click performs an action and you
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Bmbrbrbbii Right from the start you're itching to find out more. Steel Sky keeps you guessing all the way.
PLAYABILITY Finding your way around rarely becomes a chore thanks to an intuitive control system.
“ Beneath A Steel Sky is a massive, intense and atmospheric adventure which will keep you on tenterhooks right until its final startling conclusion.
Utterly brilliant. 99 Death Is the only certainty and Foster proves It with his untimely demise at the hands of one of UNC’s psychotic androids.
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© © "And with my trusty stick. I flick the lever to release the Spacehopper." Said bloke with the blond quiff. And the reason for doing so is to jump up and down on him.
Shenanigons we’d most likely be left with a gome called Bubba 'n' Delivery Von. And that would be E So how come these sophisticated aliens with their fancy ray-guns have to use a butterfly net to catch poor Elvis Bubba?
Baddies that are difficult to despatch
- one sound swipe with your wooden pal is usually enough to deal
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One minute you're bowling along like a good 'un and suddenly you come to a cliff face seemingly impossible to ascend. Next you're trying to get across a pool of water and... well, you can't can you? Some of these teasers can take an age to solve but the worst are those where you know what to do and you just cannot do it. And this can make you very, very angry so don't play within earshot of unstable (oh, no) resulting in a number of the creatures escaping Elvis finds himself in the company of an alien stick (Stix.
Believe it or not) and his quest to return to Earth begins. Not that Earth wants the bloody idiot back - only kidding Bubba mate.
Stirring up trouble Unfortunately for our none-too-bright hero and his wooden sidekick, five levels (plus bonus levels) of platform puzzle mayhem lie across their path - a cloud on the horizon, if you will. And the big alien hunter is not content to let our pals wander off into the sunset without so much as a by-your-leave, no siree He turns up at regular intervals with on extremely large gun, almost like a bod penny, proverbially.
So you've got a man with a stick. Whot do you do, ask him what's on the end of it? Well no, for our stick is whot mokes this game It's amazing how the level transporter can make Incredible changes to your body matter. Just look at his face. Ha. H It's kind of like hell with Maltesers. And you'll be using the devil's language before the end of this tough old level.
Ivis Bubba. Do you need to know any more than that? Surely he t * l hos the finest name of J k tedious But to add to the any character since the delight- 11 excitement, the zoo-bound fully monikered Guybrush naLr spaceship carrying the Threepwood of Monkey Island bizarre creatures becomes fame? Elvis Bubba Go on, say it a few times; let it roll across the tongue
- let small globules of saliva dribble down your bottom lip.
Ahem, anyway Elvis is a good 'ole country boy, nicely bedecked in dungarees and baseball cap (peak at the back, mind) and he makes his living as a delivery man - they even let him drive the van.
Then one day, Elvis is involved in a stick-up and is kidnapped by an alien big game hunter intent on exhibiting him at his newly-founded zoo near Chester on planet Zarg. An admittedly unusual day in the life of a delivery man, but without such I really can't give the game away on how to complete these fiendish puzzles. But (In a whisper) if you Jump up and chuck Stlx at the rock, then the mighty boulder will... tick. Levering boulders, thwacking baddies, rolling barrels, flicking switches - you name it, Stix takes care of it and he always returns to your side, rather like a well-behaved
boomerang Bubba is but a bit-part actor with the odd one-liner along for the ride, while old twiglet hogs centre stage.
This, as you may have gathered, is no ordinary platform romp. All the trees have eyes, and they follow you (calm
• down son) and the bushes, well they've got big mouths and teeth
and they bite you (is there a doctor in the house?). And aliens
on motorised roller skates run you over (help).
Foliage is the foe on level one with the odd alien thrown in for good measure, although it's not the See how Elvis moves, see how he bounces and see the way he shimmies with his mate Stlx. The harmless looking bush above is a coiled spring and could snap any moment.
Five levels ain't many, but the confines of game reviewing don't leave enough time to complete a game.
And I certainly haven't completed this one. But we at AF know that many of you are better than us at games - it's a challenge for me but some may twig them a bit quicker.
Clever swines.
~ Bubba bumbles along talcing all the stick while Stix gets stuck into all the sticky situations. ** Playing Bubba 'n‘ Slix is not unlike watching a cartoon, with the hapless Bubba bumbling along taking all the stick while Stix gets well stuck into all the extremely sticky situations (what?).
Mixed bag of creatures The graphics are incredibly bright and bouncy and Bubba has plenty of quirky habits - a goofy grin, a check of the watch and, not least, a silly 2 SO fl X 0 •0 ft your Grandma. "Aaaarrgghhh
* *’**", is but one of many comments that spring to mind.
But don't let the puzzles put the fear of Bubbo in to you. They can be frustrating, but all you expert game- players out there should be able to crack them after a while. Still, it does help when those nice people from Core visit and show you how to do them. And we're not telling.
The first level is really no more than a warm-up and a bit of practice will see it completed in less than three minutes. But after that it can get quite tough and the second level and beyond are far more involved. Trouble is, it's a bit difficult to assess just how much lasting appeal Bubba V Slix has. You and I know that wove. And when Stix makes contact with foe, he despatches them with a wonderfully satisfying twacking sound. There are many bizarre and interesting creatures wandering around, some friendlier than others, ranging from little blue blobby blokes to red slime wilh horrible
tentacles that lend to relieve you of life upon close physical contact.
If one were generous, one could suggest that Bubba V Slix is one of the most interesting and unusual plat- formers to recently oppear. I am and it is. And despite the small number of levels, it looks great and plays like a dream.
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Mind, It costs over a flver for a pint of lager.
00:35.6 WINTER OLYMPICS The Winter Skiing's a super ¦ 1 sport. We at AF love our bi-annual week ~ • on the piste, but the ju beer's expensive.
Despite the joy of the real slope, to date ski- ing games have left a lot to be desired. And Winter Olympics, true to alpine computer game form, has its hits and its misses.
Olympics con- -qs jures up images of John p* Curry, Torvil and 'dHK- Dean, Martin Bell, David Vine - and his super V-neck sweaters. And this year they're being held in the delightful Lillehammer. Formerly an East German shotputter, she's now a ski resort in Norway and looking forward to hosting the '94 Games.
Faster! Faster! Faster!
Biathlon is a mixture of crosscountry skiing and rifle target shooting which involves frantic joystick waggling over a short period of time - the faster you waggle, the closer you get to the targets. Reach the target and you have to be deadly accurate with the bullets because every miss costs a valuable minute in your overall score. The US Gold were first in the queue for the endorsed game of The Games and you can now take part with up to three mates. Unfortunately there's no ice dancing, but can you see your mate wanting to wear a skirt? No matter, there are six sports to tackle (with
14 disciplines in all) and three difficulty levels. Try out full or mini Olympics, or practise an event of your choosing.
Purple Is the tricolour on the slopes this year. Here The Games start with the traditional torching ceremony.
N i pro- The push-off builds up speed for the rest of the run. But make sure all your team are In the bob before the Mack line.
Shooting section works very well but the joystick waggling becomes a bind after a few goes. Hit and miss.
Winter Olympics is best in multi-player mode. There's far greater satisfaction to be gained from out ski-jumping your fellow player than beating some computer opponent from Lapland. And the jumping and bobsleigh - both difficult events to simulate - work well. The alpine section includes downhill, slalom and giant slalom - a mixture of balance, accuracy between the gates, and extreme pace is required.
PROGRAMMERS In house PUBLISHER US Gold 021- 625 3366 PRICE £32.99 RELEASED Out now Turn on and off-able The in-game music is awful although this is almost a prerequisite for such games.
Fortunately, it can be turned off but the sound effects fall somewhat short of spectacular. Visually, Winter Olympics looks quite good, particularly the backdrop to the downhill event but other skiing games can match it. The sprites are large with plenty of detail and even the sleighs look like bob.
On the whole, Winter Olympics is the best collection of ice-based sports games yet.
Most events work well although the speed skating is disappointing; but not as much as the price - a whopping £32.99. Mind, these licences don't come cheap. As an alternative you could try f Superski 2 at a third of the price, but it's not as good.
Steve Bradley O I sr a GRAPHICS ¦¦HinMEMRl Average-to-good looker, with some attractive backdrops and large sprites.
SOUND mmmmmmmmmm Appalling in-game music and swishy snow effects. Nothing to get excited about.
ADDICTION ¦numiHmfl Played with friends, Winter Olympics will have a reasonable life span.
PLAYABILITY mmmmmmmmmm A playable and enjoyable romp through the Norwegian hills with Lille Hammer.
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Mturtuii NAME rluol *2 pluUum ii juu B uruilljpu ADDRESS POSTCODE ITEM ITEM ITEM PHONE PRICE PRICE PRICE POSTAGE TOTAL (Please indicate whether you require Disk or CD-ROM) Visa Mastercard Switch Number: Make cheques payable to: European Computer User & send to Switch Issue No: Card Expiry Date: Units A2 A3 Edison Road St. Ives, Huntingdon Jrjr trange name for a 4 game Fly Harder. Does it mean you're not try- ing hard enough? And
• how does it know if you haven't played the game before? But
more of that later.
Anyway, a rum bunch known as the Targoid insect people have taken over the good planet Zarkow and installed reactors that exploit the planet's resources - oh crumbs.
Why can't these aliens ever be called the Smith insect folk, and why can't they invade planet Tompkins? But I digress.
UHUIll Your boss, Captain Jenkins - oh all right, it's Captain Nokdar - is sending you in to blow the reactors to zargoreens; I mean smithereens. Hurrah, at last, a proper word.
To destroy these parasitic reactors, you must fly past a cunningly-placed energy sphere which then follows your ship, before dropping it on a reactor and hey presto - Kaboom!
Unfortunately this is not as easy as it sounds. And to cap it all, this darn stupid planet has something called gravity so your ship bobs and rolls like a drunken duck. This makes some of the incredibly, tricky manoeuvres nigh on impossible.
Fly Harder is available on both floppy and CD format - the CD32 joypad offers reasonable control while joysticks are a bind. But by far the best way to manoeuvre your ship is with the keyboard which gives much closer control.
So, with eight levels of thrusting mayhem ahead, it's one heck of a tough task. After the initial shock of crashing 40 times on the trot, Fly Harder becomes extremely addictive.
Tough and rumble Sure, this isn't the most sophisticated of fare, but most of you haven't been to Leeds so you won't know what sophistication is anyway.
It's really no more than Space Invaders, Asteroids, Thrust and Defender put into a large pot, boiled and served with a bit of garnish.
But you can't stop playing it.
Baddies abound. They range from bullet- spewing ground guns to parachuting bombs to spaceships that follow you all over the shop, and if that wasn't trouble enough, laser beams protect the areas where the all-important energy spheres are located. But a sneaky bullet on the nearest orange button will turn them off, although you can guarantee that on your returrl; they*H be on again. So Fly Harder isn't just an out and out shoot-em-up, there are little tasks that have to be undertaken before you complete a mission.
The actual playing area of some of the missions is no more than a couple of screens, although this doesn't mean that they're easy.
Getting past level two has provided the AF team with a major challenge. Here the gravity changes halfway down the screen - one minute you float downward, next you're pulled up. And as you progress, sorry, if you progress, to further levels, the aliens proliferate and the manoeuvres become still trickier. But don't be put off, because Fly Harder is fun (don't play it when your Gran's in the room though because the expletives fly when the going gets tough).
For those who have ambitions to follow the infamous Birdman, he who interrupts boxing and football matches while dropping in on the Queen now and again, then Fly Harder is the perfect training ground.
Stephen Bradley O GAME REVIEW MARCH 1994 The Penguin s dirty Red Tnangle Circus Gang provide formidable opposition to the Caped Crusader and the other members of the Gotham City Neighbourhood Watch.
* ilt's a tricky operation picking up the energy sphere and
nctik yConnecting j with the target is reallV fbugb if t 1 Tlrf
1 V * piles of aliens, an More evil than Evil Knievel. The
bikers are best avoided.
- GRAPHICS_ ¦BEHHMnmn Some lovely touches, particularly the
backdrops - check out the statues on level three.
SOUND bbbbbbbabb I prefer Fly Harder without the in-game music. Nice blips, bops and bangs.
ADDICTION _BBBBBBBBBB | j You will play this game all day, but beware, you may lose some of your hair.
' PLAYABILITY Ban Rather difficult to control the ship, but Fly Harder is absolutely tremendous.
F «* ** Hhf Harder is a shal»t-em-up in the classic mould.
1 J Loads off blasting, piles of aliens, an uncontrollable ship and some ridiculously tough levdls. Yes, we io*At. - The secret is in the controlling of the ship. Move slowly and the spher stays by your side.
E's back and he's still wearing the same clothes.
Though I'm sure they've been carefully laundered by Alfred.
Now then friends, we all know Batman is a superhero but here he is faced with such fiends as Cafwomen, the Penguin and the oddly-named Red Triangle Circus Gang.
(Remember the Red Hand Gang? Well it's not them.) And even the Dark Knight needs a helping hand. That’s where you come in, if you buy the game, of course. And where the hell's Robin when you need him? Oh, he left to set up that restaurant, didn't he?
Not surprisingly, the latest shenanigans take place in the Caped Crusader's home, Gotham City. Not that he lives in the centre, the Batcave is located in a salubrious suburb. And a potent cocktail the action is too (not! - well, Wayne's World is back), with elements of bect-em-up and shoot-em-up as well as the usual platform horsin' around.
It's a serious business.
Five levels of madness await as the Batmeister journeys across the great city battling against acrobats, stilt- walkers and even mad motorcyclists. Weapons available to quell the fools include the Batrope, Baterang (very useful, sometimes), time bomb and Batdisk.
Batman Returns lacks excitement and atmosphere and it seems the money was spent acquiring the official licence rather than on the game itself.
Graphically, it's poor and even though around a tenner less than most games, it's still a tremendous disappointment.
Batman himself is small and extremely tough to control, and by jove, the in-game music is appalling. Very sad.
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€¦ 1993 Empire Software Jonathan Griffiths Lions ore big fat scary things that roam around the African plains preying on those cute little bouncy deer with bobbly white tails. They are vicious evil animals that only care for their own survival and don t spare a thought for anything or anyone else.
They are not cuddly, fluffy animals that risk their own lives for the sake of inanimate objects that have been captured by paranoid ugly dragons named Geezer. So, how anyone came up with the idea for a cutsie platformer with a lion named Brian for a hero I will never know.
Brian the Lion is a game set over 40 or so levels, which comes complete with the usual promises that this one is going to be bigger than Sonic, Mario or Zool. The game designers have done their best to come up with an amusing tale lo spice up the dull act a little, but since when did characters with names like Barry the Bear and Chris the Crystal cause a riot down your local?
GAME REVIEW The biggest scaredy-cat this side ol the lion In the Wizard of Oz comes lace to face with his arch enemies the spacehopping monkeys and giant gorilla.
The gameplay is the usual, run and bounce from one end of the level to the other and bop a few baddies on your way. Brian can gel hold of extra weapons in the cloud shop, such as a particularly scary roar to crumble his opponents to death and a super high bounce, but this doesn t add to the excitement.
Before you can even use the special weapons you need to collect loads of little blue gems and then find the cloud shop. Yawn One, two, three... The in-game graphics are so cute they could make Genghis Khan go Ahhhh . Not only is the animation on the sprites incredibly smooth, but the colourful backgrounds scroll with the grace of Audrey Hepburn.
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Apparently I was supposed to be amazed by the stunning SNES Mode 7-style graphical effects at the beginning of the game, when the map view zooms in to show you exactly where Brian is on the island.
Well, the jerky juddering of the blurred forests and jungles didn t do much to impress me.
The map, even when it s sitting still, is a little confusing, you re never quite sure if there s more to explore in an area or not. You can return to any place on the map if you want to explore it further, but there are no landmarks to help you recognise any of the locations.
Dot on the landscape Each level is represented by a small dot on the map. If the dot is orange, the route through is straightforward left to right. But if the dot is blue there is a warp in the shape of an aptly named tornado to whizz you off to a secret level. Ordinary levels have secret bits too they re often marked by the odd signpost or three.
The game is huge, there s no denying it, there are loads of places to explore, lots of baddies to swipe at, and there are a few different styles of gameplay to try out. There s a flying section when you hop on the back of a skylark and an underwa- tery bit where Brian dons his snorkel and fends off the terrors of the deep to collect those precious gems.
But they all have the same plat- formy feel to them, there s really no difference in the way you play the special sections to the ordinary platform bits, except for subtle changes in control, perhaps.
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There can be fewer more fascinating slices of modern history than the American Civil War. Between 1860 and 1865, the Confederate armies of the south and the Yankee forces of the north fought it out over the future direction of the American state. Now Cohort 2 programmer Edward Grabowski has created a historically accurate re-enactment of the conflict with The Blue And The Grey.
You can choose to play either Yankee or Confederate forces, controlling a number of key strategic cities, complete with cavalry, infantry and artillery. You also have an increasing number of recruits and transports at your disposal to help swing the conflict in your direction.
Yankee Doodle Dandy There are two main menus where you plan your strategy. The first is a simple map screen showing all the cities, states and armies at your disposal, the second portrays a battlefield using Cohort 2's Micro Miniature system which lets you move individual troops, units or battalions across the wargaming arena.
It's blindingly obvious right from the start you're in for a very dull time. Scrolling around the map screen is tear-inducingly slow and you spend more time staring at the ceiling in frustration than you do looking at the events unfolding in front of you. And you can look forward to almost constant disk accesses as you try to swap between the different menus. Even the battle sections are tedious with dozens of soldier sprites jerking around the battlefield with all the fluidity of a robotics champion at a Japanese disco. The sound effects are pretty Finger clickin' bad The system is so
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It's not (nearly) all bad though.
The longer you play, the more you actually begin to care about the fate of the troops and cities at your command, and you get to learn quite a bit about American history thanks to the Gazetteer which pops up from lime to time.
Rob Mead laughable too - get more than a couple of units of cavalry on screen at the same time and the neighing sounds degenerate into a series of peculiar piggish oinks.
But by far the worst thing about this game are the controls. All of the commands are a series of buttons requiring only left or right mouse clicks to activate them.
“ Although The Blue And The Grey is an historically accurate portrayal off the American Civil War, it is too tedious for anyone but the most ardent wargamers to get to grips with. 99 You'll slowly get dragged in, but there more exciting ways to spend your time.
PLAYABILITY An interesting topic is spoiled by the slow game engine and unfriendly controls.
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MARCH 1 994 CD32 GAME REVIEWS Mindscape ¦ £25.99 ¦ Out now It's oil well and good flying in the face of fashion; that's easy to cope with, but flying . In the face of hordes of enemy choppers, ground to air missiles and battalions of soldiers is a completely different kettle of fish.
Seek and Destroy, make no bones, is one of the toughest shoot-em-ups around.
The 14 missions and then some more, over desert, sea, snow and jungle terrain are the ingredients that ensure even the canniest gameployers are tested.
As the pilot of an Apache helicopter, your task is to fly off and destroy enough bases to complete a mission, but even in the earlier levels, the enemy more often than not, have the Indian sign over you.
Fortune favours the brave warrior though and we at AF find the best tactic is to fly over the bases shooting like billy-o.
You always end up dead but it’s damned good fun.
Seek and Destroy uses an overhead perspective to great effect when spinning the chopper around, the scenery rotates effectively and scrolls smoothly.
Using the joypad enables greater control because the weapons are more easily accessed - they include guns, rockets, napalm and missiles. Unlike Desert Strike, Seek and Destroy has few tactical elements, nor does it look as good but as an out-and-out shoot-em-up it's certainly in the same league. My only reservation about Seek and Destroy is that it's just so difficult, but in terms of playability, Seek and Destroy is excellent and a real challenge for blast-em fans.
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Not that Deep Core is easy - you won't finish it in a week (there are three levels, each subdivided into three large sections) but the hook is not quite large enough.
75PA DEEP CORE ICE ¦ £25.99 ¦ Out now When the main protagonist in a game goes by the name of Captain Dawnrazor, confidence is immediately inspired. How can the aliens defeat such an obvious leader, such a warrior, such a... kaboom!
All right, so that's the way it's going to be. Deep Core is a very purple affair, but the publishers obviously decided that calling it Deep Purple m ight confuse gameplaying folk.
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The first level involves wading through water while blasting baddies and collecting keys which enable the good Captain to open various doors. But when an alien shoots a Fireball, there's plenty of Smoke on the Water (obscure Deep Purple joke no. 27).
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PREY - AN ALIEN ENCOUNTER Almothera I £28.95 ¦ Out now A P U M 0 £ HI * HI And we're still praying for an alien encounter. Or has contact already been made and are the American government and the CIA keeping it all quiet? Maybe the Americans are in regular contact with the aliens? Perhaps not.
VI Closer to home, well, on an asteroid called KG-42 inhabited by a mining colony, the air supply is being contaminated by a not altogether user-friendly gas and very soon they'll be all out of love.
Aliens, of course, are responsible and your task is to rescue the inhabitants before the aforementioned aliens get to them.
The game instructions are rather minimal.
There's just one paragraph of information so you've just got to get on with it, which rather puts you in at the deep end. Especially when you're expected to save an asteroid single-handedly from the evil attentions from an entire alien race. Still, I suppose it's character forming.
Also included is a combat section where you attempt to paste an alien and although it looks good, the control method is somewhat sluggish. Prey looks great but is let down by the gameplay: far too much wandering about.
Prey was originally released for CDTV and has been revamped for the CD32. It's an interactive adventure game with rather fetching 3D graphics and a communications system which relays messages to you as you explore the base, in a 'live radio contact' type scenario.
Before the rescue operation can commence, you must get to the medical room to refill your oxygen tank which involves wandering around a lot of corridors with the aid of a map.
FIRE FORCE ICE ¦ £25.99 ¦ Out now Wasn’t Clint Eastwood in a film of the same name? Or was that Fire Fox?
Anyway, this shoot-em-up is all rather gung-ho even by Mr Eastwood's standards it's perhaps more in the Sly Stallone department.
As a soldier in the Navy Seals, your job is to wade through some deathly missions killing folk and generally having a whale of a time. But who is the walrus? Choose who you want to be - I wanted to be a tree but ended up as a soldier anyway. There is also a munitions store where you can pick some outrageous hardware for the purposes of death, such as knives, guns, bombs, you know the sort of thing.
After you've visited the store and got yourself suitably kitted up with various items of military hardware, you are dropped unceremoniously by parachute behind enemy lines, and left lo get on with job.
Your range of weapons can be accessed by the joypad but it's best to use the knife whenever possible, because this means you can save all the really good stuff for later on. Mind you, when you are faced with a bloke leaning out of an upstairs window with a machine gun trained on your head, do feel free to use something a little more savage than the knife.
Basically, you're there to smack, stab and shoot anything and everyone.
And their friends. And relatives.
The graphics are big and bouncy. The sprites are huge and our chap is a real Rambo ringer. Unfortunately, Fire Force is all rather clumsy and faced with the enemy you occasionally find yourself grappling frantically and sometimes fruitlessly for your best weapon. Although it's a competent enough shoot-em-up, Fire Force is a straight port from floppy (which is fair enough) and at £25 .99, rather too expensive particularly when compared with the games that are being released for 15 sovs.
MARCH 1 994 GAME REVIEW If he is holding a particular object he can do one of four things with it - throw it towards another object to interact with it, drop the item, use it with itself (open il) or use it with another object (shoot the gun at a baddie for example). It's very similar in gameplay style to the Dizzy arcade adventures.
And they were particularly dull. Another problem is that the gameplay is slow because you have to use the fire button to pick up or drop objects and hit the space bar to instruct our little hero to use an object. This makes the usually enjoyable task of blasting aliens lo bits really rather boring.
The problem with the puzzles is that the only time they get difficult is when it's unclear what you're supposed to be doing. Then, instead of taxing your cerebral muscles, all that happens is that you get incredibly confused and, annoyed.
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Puggsy Is an exercise In picking up objects and using them In various ways as you cross the planet looking for your space ship. It's about as interesting as It sounds.
Uggsy is...well...er...difficult to describe. He's sort of an orangy, pinky blob thing with a snorkel for a head, with little brain and even littler common sense. He's been forced to land his spaceship on an alien planet to ask directions to the planet-warming party that he's been invited to. Unbeknown lo him, the inhabitants of this planet, ugly little racoons, have run off with his ship.
So he sets off on a journey across Raclanlis to get his ship back. The natives' love of practical jokes soon becomes apparent when Puggsy tries to cross the landscape. The planet is full of tricks, traps and puzzles which Puggsy must solve.
The puzzles take the form of making objects interact with one another. For example, throw a flaming match at a candle and its wick will light. Objects are littered all over the landscape, but Puggsy has very tiny hands and no pockets, so he can only carry one at a time.
As you wander around your path Is marked, so you can retrace your steps.
The confusion usually occurs because the badly-designed graphics make it unclear what an object is supposed to be. So, you have to check through the manual to check on what you've picked up.
That is, of course, when you do actuolly manage to get the object in your hands. To pick up something you don't just need to be standing behind it, you need to gel Puggsy's gloves lined up perfectly with it.
Darned frustrating when there's a sea gull dive-bombing you as you're trying to pick up the essential key to unlock that final door.
Passcode crazy Lazy programming makes you scream out loud as you swap disk after disk just to move on to the next level. It's annoying enough with two disk drives, but with only one drive it's hell And why it needs level passcodes with 27 separate numbers I will never know. It's a laborious process just making sure you're entering them all in the correct order.
I have seen worse games than Puggsy. The background graphics are nice, as is the in-game music.
But there have been so many similar arcade adventures with clearer graphics and better gameplay. My advice is to steer well clear of Puggsy. It may look sweet, but under that cuteness is a really dull game.
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Oversensitive collision detection and dull gameplay make this one to be avoided.
VERDICT A puzzle game should tax your brain, this one doesn't. It just frustrates you.
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It’s a nostalgic business writing the Re-release pages. Some of the games are like old friends, so Stephen Bradley usually takes them to the pub to reminisce about the old days. This month he’s spent a few happy hours with Robocod, Laser Squad, Populous 2 and others.
Beau Jolly 0737 222003 21st Century 0235 851852 Kixx XL 021-625 3311 GBH 0742 753423 Buzz 0709 372290 EXCELLENT GAMES Beau Jolly ¦ £35.99 SHUTTLE Reviewed AF41 70% JAMES POND 2 - ROBOCOD Reviewed AF29 91% Shuttle Is one of them there spaceships that fly to the moon and other places. And It's not easy to fly this thing. There's a whole load of gadgets to check out and enough techno-speak to keep Magnus Pike occupied for hours. If you've the patience of Job. Or you're the son of Nell Armstrong or Yuri Gagarin, then reward may be at hand but, by corks. It's heavy going. Mind, for those whose life
ambition Is to have a bash at building the Hubble Telescope, this Is your opportunity. But fancy naming It after a Fllntstone.
This Is. As Harry Enfield's Smashie and Nicey DJ characters might say, fishmongers.
(Obscure Small Retailers joke no. 27.) Some bloke called Claus Is having trouble up at his place In the North Pole and It transpires that evil Dr Maybe Is behind the tomfoolery.
You are Robocod and with a pile of missions to complete, chances are you won t be driving home In time for Christmas. The graphics and tunes are splendid, the gameplay amazing and this Is as good (well, nearly) as any platformer around. Ever, ARCHER MACLEAN'S POOL Reviewed AF40 89% The king of balre programming gets a run out In the pub's finest sporting endeavour, apart from drinking and pinball, of course. Three types of pool on offer here: 8-ball UK, and 8 and 9-ball USA rules. Using a 30 polnt-of-vlew perspective and mouse you ad)ust various Icons to play a shot. The Icons take 20
seconds to suss out and heck. It's great fun, particularly In two-player mode. As we say at AF - tremendllous.
POPULOUS 2 Reviewed AF30 95% So good a God game (good God), even Hany Secombe plays It between takes ot Highway (allegedly). Zeus Is your Pa and you want to sit on Mount Olympus wtth the other blokes, but first there are a couple of tasks he wants you to complete. Like defeating 32 divine opponents (not Miss World contestants but like, hard lads). Not peasy.
8 10 Basically, It’s about conquering (no baking or vinegar Involved). One of the best God games. Check It out.
CRUISE FOR A CORPSE Kixx XL £ 14.99 Reviewed AF27 90% LASER SQUAD Buzz £9,99 Reviewed AF5 93% After the thorough Interrogation of the woman in the pink dress. Raoul Dusentier wanders off to the bar for a well-earned pint.
'Alio 'alio ’alio. That's what French detectives say, apparently. Picture the scene (if you will): your name is Raoul, you're a copper on a Mediterranean cruise until, merde! There is a murder and only you can solve le crime. And, even better, it's the 1920s. You must search the ship for clues, interview passengers and glean info wherever possible before you can say: "Monsieur, I point le finger at you." It's engrossing fare; the graphics are stunning and some of the scenes are almost cinematic in quality. Cruise lor a Corpse is similar to the Agatha and Hercule stuff on the box. In fact,
while playing, I donned a false moustache and developed a silly walk. It's brain-teasing, little-grey-cell- scratching fun.
Step forward Laser Squad, a tactical war game for one or two people, played In a series of turns where you control a bunch of troops and aim to acquire points by destroying certain things or completing specific tasks. It's not most visually resplendent of games by today's standards, but the strategic elements are well observed.
9 10 7 10 Not Cannon Fodder, but then what Is?
UTOPIA GBH £9.99 Reviewed AF28 84% Fly me to the moon, I want to colonise a barren planet, please. Oh, please. The aim is to build a Utopian city In space where the QOL (Quality of Life - aren’t you taking notes at the back?) Is 100 per cent, Al, some- where-in-Switzeriand-complete-with- discussing the meaning of utopia, bombproof-bunkers-probably standard. First, though, you've got to build houses, workplaces and, of course, pubs. And sports centres. This takes time and money and manpower. The difficulty Is satisfying the needs of the people while realising your plans for the planet.
Unfortunately, there is an alien threat which must be countered because the destruction of your planet inevitably affects the QOL. It’s all icon-driven and well presented In isometric 3D and as Even In the barren wastelands of planets afar, you have to get past the council planning committee. A whole, Utopia works well, although It can be rather 8 10 Note In the top right-hand corner the building of a sports super-stadlum - it's even better than Wembley. Frustrating balancing the various elements successfully.
PINBALL 8 10 8 10 Apache. A fairly top Indian and a sophisticated helicopter. Unfortunately you don't get to fly an American Indian but the helicopter provides an ideal substitute as you battle through South East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Central America. The missions should keep you busy until the Great War. The 3D graphics look fine and although it's not as good as its successor Gunship 2000, it does have the advantage of costing a darn sight less. And the manual will take you a day to read but hey, it's a flight sim and we expect that, right? Good, clean, murderous fun.
GUNSHIP Kixx XL £12.99 Reviewed AF] 87% More colours, faster and smoother scrolling... Ooh lovely, missus. So is the consensus that it's worth buying then? Well considering that Pinball Special Edition with Dreams and Fantasies has just been released for only five quid more, then the answer is no.
Probably. And why, oh why does the CD version cost an extra three sovs? Anyway, Pinball Fantasies is one of the best games ever in the history of the whole wide world and the AGA version improves on the original. But you would have to be a real hardcore devotee to splash out again. Mind you, if you haven't got a copy yet, what are you waiting for?
Go and buy it!
FANTASIES AGA 21 st Century Entertainment £29.99 CD version reviewed AF52 85%.
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Thanks to Cliff Guy from Daze Marketing for the cheat codes for Stardust.
The following passwords wM enable you to skip from the second, right through to the flfth work), and give you loads of Ives and weapons.
COSSUAAAAMGL - second world computed. Access to warp sequence and special mission.
CtSUVAATANGK - second world completed. Ful weapon power and lots of Ives.
DBSSUAAAANGL - third world completed. Access to warp sequence and special mission.
DLSUVQATALMK - third world completed. Access to warp sequence with 11 lives.
ELSUVXRRAJLL - fourth world completed. Access to second special mission or Ikial tunnel, with 11 Ives and full weaponry.
OVIR THE MOON Here are some codes lor al those other CD33 addicts out In the big wide world. They ate the level codes for that awesome game Umar-C. They wHI also give you some massive power ups so here they are: MEB8HKSBAL - for the security zone MFDCRHOCCS - for the cooling chamber WJRICCDFEU - for the energy duct As an added bonus there Is also another code. I'm not too sure what It actually does, but here It Is: BYL ERAI. As far as I can make out It makes the game slightly easier to play so try It.
OK, here's another additional cheat mode to add to the list. It is for the game Deep Core on the CD32. It gives you Infinite oxygen, Infkite energy and also an option to skip levels... Start the game as normal then press the green, yeAow, blue and ted buttons simultaneously. Then press forward and reverse together and then the green, yebow, and blue buttons. A whooshing sound tells you the cheat Is active.
To skip levels press all the buttons as well as forward and reverse. Do not press Pause as this will turn off the cheat K Bradlay, Cookham, Bark* HIRED AND FIRED UP Controlling lour characters In Mrerf Cuns at ones Isn't easy, especially when they're all WflrrXRT!. I LEMMINGS 2 Reviewed AFA6 94% Psygnosis* 051-709 5755 If those pesky lemmings are slill driving you up the wall, then Alex Churchill might just be able to help you. Take it away Alex.
HIGHLAND TRIBE LEVEL 6: Brigadoom!
Make the first lemming jump from the second peak on to the rock and make him a Hang-glider.
Blow him down so that he lands just on the corner below the other half of the lemmings.
Laserblast them out, then as soon as he is through, Balloon him left just a little so that he turns around.
Make the first lemming to walk left Rope over to the platform, Hang-glide him over to the second one, and Rope up the other side. Make him a LaserMaster when he Is almost but not quite as far left as he can be.
LEVEL 9: Take a running |ump!
Make lemming number three an Attractor and make the first one Jump. Float him down and let him climb up the whole wall. When he's on the other side, use the Icarus Wings, turn him to face left and blow him down. Then do three Flamethrowers through the wall, two platform- ers, and then jump the Attractor.
LEVEL lO: Eat my shrapnel!
Make number four an Attractor. Click an Exploder on the walking one about eight pixels (roughly half a centimetre) before the edge, then Balloon him up just as he passes under the centre of the shaft. Jump the second lemming out of range of the Attractor, make him a Rock Climber, and Jump him on to the steel wall.
As soon as he is walking again, click a Mortar on him. He should get through. Walt till he approaches the right of the pool and Platform twice over It. At the same time as you do this, Jump the Attractor.
CIRCUS TRIBE LEVEL 6: Headache.
Make the first lemming a Climber. Bomb him through the floor, and move the cannon to point through this hole. Walt until he reaches the exit, then Jump him over it. Twice. Do a Bomber exactly a third of the way across the 16-plxel trampoline.
Move the bottom cannon 2.3 chain links right. The lemming should walk to the exit. If he doesn't do this, fractionally adjust the cannon until he does.
Let the lemmings out with two Gluepourers on a lemming to the far left, facing right.
Next do a Bomber at the bottom of the trampoline pit. And after that do a Fencer facing to the right.
GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP MARCH 1 994 LEVEL 8: Play that funky lemming.
Bash through, move the cannon all the way right, do a Stomper over the diamond shape, make the second lemming jump over the stomped passage. The make both of them Scoop facing left, to create a through road to the top. Stomp down to the green dot and let them up.
Bash through the first block, and Jump a lemming over the second block. Jump him over three gaps and then Stomp once he is to the right of the exit. Scoop immediately the lemming lands. Bash and Scoop again a bit later and Bash once the lemming Is below the lips.
Platform once he has finished Bashing and then Bash through the second block.
LEVEL 9: The carpet capers.
Make the first lemming Attract as soon as he turns to face left. Make the second Pole Vault over to the platforms on the other side, move the cannon all the way right, and do a Magic Carpet just before he falls to his death, blow It up over, down under, up over, and up over again.
As soon as he turns to face right, Laserblast. Then make him Platform over to the extt. And Pole Vault the Attractor.
CLASSIC TRIBE LEVEL 7: So close but so far away.
Explode the first lemming and then do a Blocker on the fourth lemming to fall. Make the first lemming Build over the pit, but you must make sure that you start him before the edge. Bash through the top. Build once underneath the steel block. Then make one of the two trapped lemmings a Climber.
Carry on the bridge for two more Builders, then make him a Blocker. Make the just-arriving Climber Build JUST before he reaches the Blocker. Walt, and then you should Bash through the blockage.
Make the other trapped lemming a Climber.
Make the top Climber Mine through the second blockage, and then Dig as soon as he reaches the dlggable bit to the right of the extt. Explode him as he passes the gap. Explode the Blocker as soon as the Digger goes, and make the Climber who reaches the bottom Build over to the extt.
Alex Churchill, Throop, Bournemouth PART 1 PART 1 PART 1 PART 1 PART 1 PART 1 PART 1 PART 1 PART 1 PA I TRADING FRONTIER: ELITE GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP David Braben’s huge space trading game Frontier: Elite 2 is going to keep many Amiga owners occupied for years to come.
To help you on your way Frontier man Jonathan Tasker from East Barnet in Herts has compiled these hints and tips.
This Is the best way to make money steadily without too much risk. But remember to change the goods you’re hauling as your bank balance rises - the more expensive the goods, the more profit you can make. Unless you're really desperate for money, don't bother with hanging around star- ports from day-to-day waiting for price fluctuations - chances are you will spend as much on berthing charges as you make, A good way to make a little money Is to fill your hold with Radioactives - even better if you're In a system where they are illegal - and take them to the edge of a system and l'i p? Fhp Frr
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3. B has a starport where the police are easily bribed - do a
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Do a trial run. And note which companies are kosher or not kosher, depending on which way you look at it.
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2. Ross 154 (Animal Meat) to Arcturus (Uquor).
3. Vequess Sohoa 0-4 (Slaves to Facece (Animal Meat) - see also
Odd Jobs: Deliveries.
4. Cemless (sector number -2. -2 . Precious metals, gemstones) to
any local system. The Cemless system has a few unusual laws.
Precious metals and gemstones are Illegal. But they treat
them like expensive rubbish - they pay you to take them away!
Find a nearby system where you can resell them for an enormous
profit. At around 3,000 credits per tonne for precious metals,
and 500 credits a tonne for gemstones. It's well worth the
trip to the Imperial systems.
Every day more are delivered to the trading companies so Its worth waiting until your hold is full.
ODD JOBS You can either do odd jobs for the public or the military.
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1. A has an export which is illegal in B.
2. Both are stable systems, unless you’re looking for a fight.
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Check out the economies of the local star systems before going anywhere. Imports tend to be expensive and exports cheap. You often find different goods are illegal on neighbouring worlds.
The ideal first run. Ross 154 to Arcturus carrying animal products one way and technological goods the other. It gets a bit tedious after a few trips but it s a good safe way to build up cash for the more adventurous stuff.
(carrying animal skins) to Arcturus. The Brennan Depot Ignores - most of the time at least - small amounts of illegal goods. If you're feeling lucky, you can take hand guns back to Ross with you - although you may get caught at Scirocco Station. Though. If you deal In Illegal goods, you are far more likely to be attacked by pirates.
OTHER GOOD TRADING RUNS
1. Barnard's Star (Robots Computers) to Sol (luxury goods liquor)
Each spaceport has a Bulletin Board full of dodgy small adds
for everything from contract assassins to milkmen.
Delivering packages is a good way to make money without spending anything yourself. Before you leave for any system, check the Bulletin Board for deliveries to that system.
Packages don't take up any room In your ship, so you can take as many as you want. The public pays from 100- 10,000 credits for the delivery of a package, but anything above 1.000 Involves some risk. Sometimes taking on a dangerous package gives you an opportunity to Improve your Elite rating.
QWAK Reviewed AF53 79% • Teom 17 • 0924 20 i 846 COLLECTABLES Iron key = opens one Iron gate.
Skull = dead duckl Flower = collect 10 for extra duck.
Mushroom = turns skulls Into flowers and vice-versa.
Spike = lose one armour dead duck.
Pendant = homing In baddies can't see you for 10 seconds.
10 eggs = pluslO eggs.
Bulb = plus five seconds of light (worlds seven and eight).
011 = 10 seconds of slippy feet.
Glue = 10 seconds of sticky feet.
POTIONS Blue = 10 seconds of flying.
Grey = Improve armour (three stages).
Green = next 10 eggs thrown do double damage.
Purple = 10 seconds invulnerability (not to skulls).
Red = plus four supa eggs (four times damage).
Brown = plus two chocolate eggs (stuns other player release sweet).
Sweet = plus two chocolate eggs.
CHALLENGE SCENES The fifth scene on each world Is a Challenge Scene, collect as many goodies as you can. After 20 seconds It starts raining spikes. Lost armour and lives are preserved.
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2. PASSENGERS The military don't ask you to ferry passengers
around.
However, the public are always keen to travel. To set yourself up as a taxi service, you need a long-range ship with passenger cabins, some basic weapons and shielding for the more dangerous jobs.
Expect payment of around 300-16.000 credits for the transport of one to eight people. Of course, some people have a reason for getting away from somewhere - ask. Don't expect to get away unmolested if your client is paying over the odds. You should ask for extra money If you think your reputation is good. If it Is, you'll get It.
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Launch, and hover around near to the station. When your soon-to-be-retired ship launches, attack with all you've got.
Destroy and ship, then bum away as fast as you can.
Avoiding the Police until you can Hyperspace out of the system. This method, exciting as It may be. Has a few drawbacks. Firstly, you are quite likely to be killed.
Secondly, you will be somewhat unpopular with the police, and they will fine you 600 credits for firing your weapon, and
10. 000 for piracy and murder. Your criminal record will be
tarnished, and If you run off without paying your fine, no
system under the same rale will let you land.
Small packages take no space up on your ship and with some careful planning you can deliver quite a number in one round-trip.
The Military are more stingy, paying only 250-1.000 credits for delivery. However, there Is often more than one package to deliver, and you get paid for each one. If you go to one of the military bases (Eta Casseopeia in sector 0.2 or Facece in sector 1, -4). There can be as many as 10 packages to deliver. This also improves your security rating slowly, and you can often deliver goods at the same time.
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The best fun and the most highly paid jobs are those which involve murder. Unfortunately they are also the most dangerous. Don't expect anybody to hire you as a professional killer unless your Elite rating is at least Below Average.
The more highly paid clients want you to be Competent or even better.
The Military expects you to have a reasonably high rank. Expect to be paid around 5.000-25.000 credits for kills. You need a tough and fairly fast ship for these jobs.
Beam lasers and shield generators are also minimum requirements - the more the better. Remember that the ships you are up against will be at least as well equipped, and usually better armed, than yourself. There are two ways to carry out hits: THE DANGEROUS WAY Go to the location your victim is leaving from. Land at the station, refuel, and purchase enough fuel to take you to an independent system. Set your navigation computer to take you to this system, then wait until a few minutes before your victim Is due to depart.
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THE SAFE(R) WAY You'll need a hyperspace cloud analyser and a long-range ship. Walt until your victim has left, and jumped out of the system. Launch, and analyse the departure cloud. Then jump to the same system, and wait near the arrival cloud until the arrival time is near. Then, when the ship appears, tell it to ' Surrender or die."
And attack with all your weapons. This results in fewer legal problems and a greater chance of survival... 5 WINNER A big thanks In the way of a £25 mall order voucher goes to Jonathan Tasker of East Barnet for all his efforts with Elite.
INTERCEPTOR ACE Alas, the end Is nigh for all F A-18 Interceptor pilots, for I, the greatest fighter ace of all time (how modest of you - ed), have completed level seven. After hours of torment at the joystick, I have succeeded where others have failed before me. For the object of the mission is not. As the briefing says, to destroy the carrier-sub, but instead to destroy all of the airborne war machines which dare to grace your skies with their presence.
This tip, I hope, will relieve the stress put on up-and-coming fighter aces by the programmers at Electronic Arts, and will assist verterans of flight sims to achieve the ultimate goal, finishing F A-18 Interceptor.
Mark Evans, Ffynone, Swansea FASTER SCRABBLE If you play o standard two-player game of scrabble, or a low level one, against the Amiga, you will have to put up with constant disk access whenever you enter a word that falls above the Amiga's level.
To counter this, before you start, get the Amiga to play a demo game at its highest level. This way the entire dictionary is loaded in at once, and disk access should be a thing of the past.
Andrew Clarke, Warwickshire WALKER WAYS Can t stop your gun from overheating In Walker? Then instead of using the left mouse button for firing, plug an autolire joystick Into port two and switch on the autoflre. Now use the fire button on the joystick for firing and your gun temperature will not go up.
Martin O'Sullivan. Ireland MARCH 1 994 GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP Are too many baddies getting you down? Then write in to games guru Rob Mead and he’ll do his best to bring a ray of hope into your troubled game-playing life.
BURN A helicopter drops your men off for another blood-spilling mission In Cannon Fodder.
I m having trouble on Cannon Fodder Mission Eight, Phase Four. I presume, because this final phase is called Jeep Jump, you get down the big cliff by driving the jeep over it.
But however slowly or fast and at which point I drive off, the result is always the same a very large explosion. Please help.
Michael Chorley, London Search out and destroy all the enemy soldiers present on the plateau you start on as well as the bazooka guy on the top of the building on the lower ground. Take care not to destroy the jeep when you take out the hut in the top right corner.
Now place all your men in the jeep and head south until you come to where the cliff drops away. Here you notice part of the river below connects with the base of the cliff and this is where you should drive your jeep. Line up the jeep with the Oops! Kano whips your hide and adds insult to Injury by ripping out your heart.
I can't do the death moves on Mortal Kombat. How do I fight Reptile In the pit?
Andrew Collins, Swansea Fret no more. Andrew. Here are the death blows for all the characters. Some moves only work when you're a certain distance away from your opponent.
JOHNNY CAGE ¦ Power Punch: stand right In front of your opponent, push the Joystick towards him three times, press Fire.
KANO - Heart Attack: push the Joystick away from your opponent, then away again and press Fire.
DEATH BY KOMBAT JEEP JUMP connecting water below and drive off the cliff. The jeep starts to sink when it hits the water, so get your men out and swim to the southern shore before it explodes. If the jeep explodes when it hits the water, then you aren't lined up properly.
If you succeed you have a few more bazooka guys to deal with before being able to jump into a handy gun turret and destroying anything that moves.
Thanks to Doug of Virgin Interactive for the solution.
ALIEN BREEDERS I m having problems with Alien Breed '92. When a level finishes loading, it tends to crash the picture goes all colourful not always, just most of the time. I ve sent the disks back to Team 17, but it still refuses to work properly. I ve asked a friend to buy it and theirs worked fine. What am I doing wrong? I have an A500 with 1Mb, printer and external disk drive.
Paul Netherton, Deal, Kent The first thing you could do is try using your friend's disks on your machine. If they work OK, you obviously have a disk problem. If, however, you still get the same problem, it's most likely to be your hardware that's at fault. Try disconnecting your printer before you boot RAIDEN ¦ Headbang: move Ralden close to your opponent, push the Joystick towards him, then away three times and press Fire.
UU KANG - Helicopter Spin Kick: push the Joystick down, away from your opponent, then up. Towards Mm. Then down again. Perform this too far away from your opponent and Liu Kang will miss.
SCORPION ¦ Heltflre: push the Joystick down twice, then press Fire.
SUB ZERO - Headpiece: push the Joystick towards your opponent, then down, then towards your him again and press Fire.
SONYA BLADE: Kiss of Death: push the Joystick towards your opponent twice, then away twice and press Fire.
To fight Reptile, play a one-player game and get a double flawless with a fatality.
You have to do this without blocking.
Early versions of Mortal Kombat featured a cheat mode. To activate It type In Wombat or Vampire on the Goto screen of the Intro sequence.
I m having difficulty with Hijacked, the second mission on Star Trek: 25th Anniversary. How do I solve it?
Barry May, Welling, Kent Go to the Beta Mymid Star System, defeat the Elasi pirate ship and enter orbit. Hail the ship and respond with choices I, 2 and I. Talk to Spock, consult the computer about Elasi, Masada (note override code) and Cereth. Use Uhura to transmit the prefix code (don't skip the previous even if you know the code or the crew members will be killed). Beam across to the ship and use the medical kit on the injured man.
Pick up the transmogrifier, go to the corridor and pick up the junk equipment. Go through the door on Every time I finish the level SCALE on The Settlers it crashes and I can t continue with the game. Please help.
Mike Walters, Bridgwater, Somerset Richard Holmes of Kompart tells us that several Amiga users have experienced problems with rogue printers fouling up their Settlers disks and suggests that you give him a call on 0727 868005 and he'll try his best to help you.
THE KLINGONS REVENGE up the gome to see if this makes any difference. If you still have problems phone the Team 17 helpline on 0924 201846 and they'll do their best to help you out.
SETTLERS CRASH N the right and stun or kill the two Elasi guards. Use the tricorder on the panel and then on the bomb, then use Spock on the wires. Use the panel, take the wires and the bomb.
Use Kirk on the console and talk to the hostage. Note the location of the switch, go back to the transporter room and use Spock on the transporter controls.
Use the full-power phaser on the welder you picked up, then use the welder on the bits of metal. Use this comb bit on the transmogrifier. Use the transmogrifier on the damaged transporter controls, then the wire on the transporter controls. Return to the corridor and use the welder on the bridge doors slightly up from the bottom left and to the left side. It takes a while to get it right so persevere.
Use the transporter, talk lo the man in the captain's chair and respond with choice I. If you're good enough, use the full power phaser on every enemy except the man in the captain's chair. You've completed the second mission.
Thanks lo Simon Downlo of Stoke on Trent for the solution.
3D CONSTRUCTION KIT BLUES Way back in September 1992 in Amiga Format Issue 38 we brought you a Coverdisk demo of Domark s fantastic 3D Construction Kit.
The demo included a game in which you had to collect 10 candles and then race against the clock to make it to an esacape tunnel.
Well, it seems that almost 18 months on, some of you are still trying to find all of those candles. We'd like to help, but to be brutally honest we are not entirely certain where they all are, either.
So if any readers have successfully completed the demo, please send in some tips so that we can pass them on to those readers who have been wandering around in the dark looking for them for the last year and a half. Tj SEND US YOUR STUFF If you're having trouble with a particular game or have a solution to a letter printed In the magazine, don't keep it to yourself - write It down and send it to us, and we'll do our best to print It. Send It to: HELPING HAND Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street. Bath. Avon BA1 2BW.
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PTTi SUPER P«|BFUL TRAINER MODE- now with DEEw iner. Even better than before - allows you to generate more or even infinite lives, luel, ammo. Perlect as a Trainer Mode to get you past that "impossible" level. Easy to use.
IMPROVED SPRITE EDITOR The lull Sprite Editor allows you to view modlly the whole sprite set including any "attached" 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 supertasL efficient disk copier program at the press ot a key - no more waiting.
SAVE PICTURES AND MUSIC TO DISK Pictures ond 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.
RTTl PAL or NTSC MODES SELECTABLE- Useful for removing ugly borders when using NTSC software. (Works only with newer Agnus
- chips).
Pul 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!
MANY MORE INSTANT CLI COMMANDS- like Rename, Relabel, Copy. Etc. pm RESTART THE PROGRAM Simply press a key and Ihe program will continue where you left oil.
FULL STATUS REPORTING At the press ot a key now you can view the Machine Status, including Fast Ram, Chip RamDisk, Orive Status, etc. POWERFUL PICTURE EDITOR Now you can manipulate and search tor screens throughout memory. Over 50 commands to edit the picture plus unique on screen status "overlay" shows all the intormation you could ever need to work on screens. No other product comes close to ottering such dynamic screen handling of frozen programs!!
JOYSTICK HANDLER- allows the user to select Joystick Instead ol Keypresses - very useful lor many keyboard programs.
MUSIC SOUND TRACKER With Sound Tracker you can find the complete music in programs, demos, etc. ond save them to disk. Saves in format suitable lor most track player programs. Works with loads of programs!!
AUTOFIRE MANAGER From the Action Replay III prelerence screen you can now set up autolire from 0 to 100%. Just imagine continuous fire power! Joystick 1 and 2 are set separately lor that extra advantage!
IMPROVED RAM EXPANSION SUPPORT Now many more external Ram Expansions will work with all Action Replay III commands.
DISKCODER With the new "Dlskcoder" option you can now ’tag’ your disks with a unique code that will prevent the disk from being loaded by anyone else. ’Tagged" disks will only reload when you enter the code. Very useful tor security.
CHO SETMAP- allows you to Load Save Edll a Keymap.
PREFERENCES Action Replay III now has screen colour preferences with menu setup. Customise your screens to suil your taste. Very simple to use.
DISK MONITOR Invaluable disk monitor - displays disk Information In easy to understand format. Full modify save options.
IMPROVED PRINTER SUPPORT- L including comprcssed'small character command.
CliU DOS COMMANDS Now you have a selection of DOS commands available at all times - DIR, FORMAT, COPY, DEVICE, etc. FILE REQUESTER- il you enter a command without a filename, then a tile requestor Is displayed.
DISK COPY Disk Copy at the press of a button - faster than Dos Copy. No need to load workbench - available at all times.
PLUS IMPROVED DEBUGGER COMMANDS- Including Mem Watch Points and Trace.
Pro BOOT SELECTOR Either DFO or DF1 can be selected as the boot drive when working with Amiga Dos disks. Very useful to be able to boot from your external drive.
Dp £ PLUS A MACHINE CODE FREEZER MONITOR WITH EVEN MORE POWER!!
EVEN MORE FEATURES INCLUDING 60 COLUMN DISPLAV AND 2 WAY SCROLLING:-
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address • Show Ram as text • Show frozen picture • Play
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* Show and edit all CPU registers and flag • Calculator • Help
command • Full search feature • Unique Custom Chip Editor
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Dynamic Breakpoint handling • Show memory as HEX, ASCII,
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suffix names REMEMBER AT AU TIMES YOU ARE INTERROGATING THE
PROGRAM IN IT'S "FROZEN" STATE WITH ALL MEMORY AND REGISTERS
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I An easy to hondle Scanner feoturmg 105 mm scanning width 4 400 dpi reolulion enobles you to scan graphics text into your Amiga 500 500. 600 1200 1500 2000. I Includes hard disk transfer to run under Workbench.
¦ Adjustable switches lot brightness contrast levels.
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¦ Geniscan gives you the ability to scan images, text or graphics 4 even oRets 200 Dpi Dual Scan Mode Scan Grey Software included to convert hall tone imoges QQ to true greyscoles. Includes editing, zoom 4 processing features ¦ Screen grid overlay 4 configure menu to save parameters.
¦ Icon menu to select (unctions.
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I Save imoges in suitable format for mosl leading pockoges including PHOTON PAINT, DflUXE PAINT, etc. I View window and position contrd ponel.
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Screen editing features Cut, Copy, Brush, Paste & Undo.
Fully adjustable rime lapse feature.
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With the Amiga Genitizer Graphic Tablet you can streamline the operation of most graphic or CAD programs.
I The Genitizer Graphic Tablet utilises latest technology to offer up to lOOO dpi resolution at the tip of a stylus.
I Complete 9"x6" digitizing area plus super accurate stylus combine to enable fast, accurate and easy control.
I Works by "mouse emulation" so the Genitizer will work with most packages where mouse input is the usual method-Deluxe Paint, Photon Paint, CAD Packages, etc. I Suplied with template for Deluxe Paint.
I Full easy to follow instructions.
I This is the input method used on professional systems-now you can add a new dimension to graphics cad.
I Fast input of drawing by "tracing" is made easy - plus "absolute reference" means you can move around the screen many times foster than by a mouse.
I The Genitizer fits in the serial port of your Amiga 500 500+ 600 1200 1500 2000 and "coexists" with mouse I Unlike a mouse, the tablet gives absolute coordinates so that tracking and menu selections are possible from the tablet face.
I A pressure sensitive switch built into the stylus tip activates the Tablet overriding the normal mouse input. When you are not using the Tablet, you have normal mouse control.
I Complete system - Graphics Digitizer Tablet, Stylus, Deluxe Point Template, Power Adator, Test Software, Interface] Driver Program - no more to buy!
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33134 U.S.A. CREATIVE EQUIPMENT INTERNATIONAL Even after
last month's outburst Jeff is still happy for his photo
graph to appear in this magazine.
This month Jeff has a go at you.
And me and just about everybody with anything to do with the Amiga. We'll expect the death threats soon... THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH Bet you love being given full commercial applications every month. Bet you don't give a toss that it's an old version. Bet the main reason you buy magazines is for the Coverdisfcs. But is giving away fully-working commercial applications such a good idea? Don't be daft, you say, course it is. Something for nothing has got to be a good thing. Hasn't it?
Well, consider this. Once upon a time you used to get given commercial games. Back in those early trail-blazing Coverdisk days the games companies were climbing over each other to give you full games, old ones that were not selling any longer. You lapped it up. In fact you lapped it up so much that sales of new games plummeted. Bad sales means bad profits, and bad profits means less money to develop more games.
The apparently harmless act of giving away old games that no one was buying any longer had backfired. Desperate measures were needed, so the games companies and the magazine publishers got together and thrashed out an agreement to rescue the games market but at the same time not harm the magazine market And you don't get given full games any more. It was at exactly this time that full commercial applications began to appear on Coverdisks. You can guess why. But is what happened to the games market now happening to the applications market?
The main perspective seems to be that giving away old full versions is a good advert for the current version, especially if there is a discounted upgrade offer. Ah, but then If the program is fully working and you got it for nothing, why pay out for the same thing again? OK, the current version might have a few extra features, but the program you've been given does all you want of It. Doesn't it? And, if it doesn't cost anything, you will put up with bugs, crashes, naff features, absolutely any inconvenience at all rather than spend money unnecessarily. Won't you?
Don't be daft you say, if I can check the quality of an expensive program for free. I'm more likely to buy the most recent version.
But are you? If that is the case, how come last year we lost both HB Marketing and Micro-PACE, the two major UK Amiga software distributors? Both companies, just before disappearing, were bemoaning the fact that while hardware sales were doing fine, software sales were awful. Now we're left with just Meridian as a major importer of software, which means that if Meridian don't want to bring a product to the UK, chances are you will have to shop for it internationally.
As it happens Meridian take their job extremely seriously and handle the UK distribution for a lot of Amiga software companies worldwide. But not all of them, not by a long chalk, and there are many small companies whose products you now cannot buy in the UK.
Photo CD may just change the way you use your Amiga.
So are falling UK sales of Amiga applications and the demise of HBM and Micro-PACE linked to Coverdisk software? Who knows? It's interesting that full applications on Coverdisks are peculiar to UK Amiga magazines. In countries where there are few Coverdisks, and where a crippled demo is the most that's given away, software sales and mag sales, are fine.
But what is going to happen if UK software sales continue to fall and Meridian goes the way of HBM and Micro-PACE? I'm not suggesting this is going to happen. Meridian appear to be on very sound ground, but imagine for a moment that the worst did happen. Where would all the UK shops and mail order companies get their software from ?
Without at least one major UK Amiga software distributor, Amiga software sales could wither and die. Indirectly it will have been your fault, because it is you who are not buying the software. But if, as I suspect you are not buying the software because you have all this lovely free Coverdisk software, then it will be the software companies themselves who will have caused their own downfall. Chew on that.
ONCE AGAIN I BID YOU welcome to the serious' bit of the magazine. I dislike the word serious because it implies that doing anything other than playing games on your computer means that you are not having fun. I hope you do have as much fun exploring your Amiga's other capabilities.
Us to get our hands on all the latest software and hardware every month and It Is pleasing to see that even after nine years on the go. The Amiga is still at the cutting edge of home computing.
But bear in mind that we review all the prominent releases, not just the we re not perfect. Very occasionally we do make mistakes, but rest assured that we will always put them right, if you have a problem with any of our reviews, or you have a suggestion about how we could do things better, please drop me a line at the editorial address.
Things which will look good or get a good score. Every month we aim give you a complete guide to products currently available.
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- . -I Ruthor: Gary Bonham REVIEWS Photo
CD 95 ’Will your holiday snaps look any better on CD?
Mediapoint 101 Can Activa steal the multimedia crown from Scaia?
CD round-up 106 Richard Baguley reviews th'e latest CD releases.
VideoStage 116 Oxxi make a comeback with an Adorage beater.
Videomaster AGA 119 Microdeal's digitiser breaks the HAM8 barrier.
Personal Font Maker 123 If you don't like your bitmap fonts, draw your own.
A text processor for programmers from Innovatronics.
Edword 128 A fully-featured word processor for less than £50.
NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMIGA FORMAT With Videomaster you can ate your own movie epics.
The Best Selling Word Processor and Database just became even better... VALUE!
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a comprehensive Word Processor test. Amiga Format commented
"There is little to fault Pen Pal. It deserves to do well" -
quite a prediction it seems!
Formal have since said that it's "Still the best value for money..." If you're not a Pen Pal user yet. We hope you soon will be, because at just £49.95... the best just became better, even better value!
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Will the revolution in consumer photography have any effect on the computer industry? And if it does, what part will the Amiga play?
Nick veitch takes his holiday snaps to a High street processors to see if Photo CD lives up to its hi-tech reputation.
In the simplest possible terms, a Photo CD is just a CD drive that contains a lot of pictures. You can store up to 100 pictures on each disc. And with a suitable player, you can then view the pictures on your television or monitor.
Kodak have already released their own Photo CD players, which retail for as little as £150, but you can access the images just as well using any CD-ROM drive on an Amiga, provided lhat you have all the right equipment.
HOW DOES PHOTO CD WORK?
The process is fairly simple, and it begins with your camera. It doesn’t really matter what sori of camera you have, as long as it produces some sort of negative or transparency film. When you have taken all the pictures that you want of your dog. Your girlfriend, or picturesque views out your bedroom window at midnight, you simply pop along to Boots or Dixons or anywhere else displaying a Photo CD sign and leave the film to be developed.
WHETHER YOU LIKE „ or not.
Sooner or later everything you want to watch, see. Hear or play, will be on Compact Disc. It doesn't really matter what you think, the information industry has already decided that whatever it is, it must fit on to five inches of coated plastic disc.
Fortunately for the average Amiga owner, we are becoming quite well supported with CD technology. You have always been able to connect a CD-ROM drive to your machine, as long as you have a suitable SCSI interface.
OK. Commodore have not produced a stand-alone unit for the A1200 and A4000s themselves, but even il they had it could not hope to he of any better quality than the ones that already exist. A50O owners have been able to connect the A570 unit to their machines for a few years now, and of course the CDTV has a drive built in.
Focus on PHOTO CD Under normal circumstances, your negative or transparency film is chemically Continued overleaf » processed and, once the film is dry, it goes through a large machine which makes individual prints. This is where the Photo CD process differs from the norm. Your actual film will be scanned in by a very high resolution transparency scanning device, which will create a computer bitmap image of each frame.
This image data is then compressed and stored in five different resolutions.
When all the pictures have been scanned, the complete set is stored on to a Compact Disc. An inlay card is printed with little thumbnails of all your pictures on it.
At present, this process takes a week, but if more people use the Photo CD format. This production time could be reduced dramatically. Once you have taken the disc home, and assuming you have a player, you can then look at all the nice pictures on a television or monitor.
The cost to you is £12.99 to transfer a 24-frame film. The Compact Disc costs about £6 on top of this, blit because it is recordable, you can take it back and have- more pictures added, up to a total of around 100 images.
THE AMIGA PHOTO CD ANGLE None of the current Amiga computers directly support Photo CD. Well, the only one which could is the CD-*"-, and although interest has been shown, nothing has appeared vet. At the moment ii is very much up to third party developers to support the Photo ( 4) format.
Fortunately. Some have already stepped into the fray. There is a Photo CD loader for ImageFX, which supports the file format in all resolutions. There is also a Public Domain program which will convert the Photo CD images into standard IFF files, hut this is very memory-intensive and requires over 20Mb lor the highest resolution images.
But this still leases the problem ol gelling the Photo CD images on to your Amiga in the first place. Ii may not he its eass as ii seems, fhe simplest way is to buy THE PATH TO PHOTO CD A4OO0: Get hold of a decent SCSI controller (the A4091 if you have a super Buster, or an old GVP HC8 will do the job). Call First Computer Centre (0S32 637988) and persuade them to send you a nice Sony internal CD drive which will fit in your
5. 25-inch bay. Purchase the ASIM Photo CD software and a copy of
ImageFX and you are away.
A3000: You need to get hold of a good axtemal SCSI CD-ROM drive. Try Almathera on 081-687 0040. Aside from that you will I the software as above.
A2000 1500: You won t be able to use the A4091 because you don't have Zorro III. You can still use the HC8 card, though.
A1200: You will need a SCSI controller. Because you also need some memory, GVP"s SCSI.RAM is a good option. Then you need an external CD-ROM drive. Again, call Almathera.
A500 A500.: See if you can get hold of the AS70. It's a good drive and you can get them for next to nothing these days.
AIOOO: If your AIOOO is still in use you are either a technical wizard who has already upgraded it to 2Mb Chip RAM and Workbench 3.1 and don't need us to tell you how to add CD-ROM or you aren't interested in new technology.
A Macintosh or a PC. With Photo CD ..software and transfer the images across. This is not really an ideal solution unless you have a lot of spare cadi lying around (in which case send it to us at ihe usual address and we will look attei it lor you) The second best wav is for you to gel your hands on a CD-ROM drive and attempt to lake the images direcflv off disc.
If you have an A500 or A500+, gei hold of an A570 unit (there should still be plenty around). Because the file format is non-standard, you will also need to find and use some svstein software which will enable you to read the data from die discs.
UP THE RESOLUTION To facilitate the features of the Kodak Photo CD players, each picture is encoded at five different resolutions. For a slide-show preview, for example, the lowest resolution would be used (192 x128 pixels). For a full screen display, a medium resolution would be used (768 x S12).
The higher resolutions are for zooming in on details with the Kodak player. A pleasing by-product of this is that you get a superb 3072 x 2048 pixel image, easily big enough for publishing purposes.
The picture data conforms to a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as a standard TV - the pictures are optimised for display on a TV or monitor.
This doesn't pose a problem for Amiga applications.
» P 87 7 „ aw. - •* @ ft SIM* She. Sh4r Sim Yw.tr m | U PfDI9I4 - | r? ToW c?* v -*• 5 1 i $ 3 87 7 f* ». fw* n't« • " C3 a cd 192 * 129 84.236 7*8x312 CD Q 1536 . 1024 *072 . 2048 fit- 1 Luckily, ASIMWare produce a sei of (iD utilities which includes a Photo CD This is the slideshow program for the Macintosh. As you can tell, the software support isn't that great, so the Amiga could easily be a better platform if someone decided to develop for it.
Access and conversion program. Files can be accessed dirertlv from the disc, viewed 'iQ_.a black and white preview format and converted to 2-l-bit IFF images.
CHEAPER, BETTER AND FASTER Anyone who uses a lot of high-quality images will surely see the benefits.
Whether it is; textures for Imaginr or pictures for desktop publishing, raglf-qualitv high-resolutioh scans are costly and diffi- cujy to obtain - even if vou Can find a cheap print bureau to do the job for you tin-' will undoubtedly supply the results in Mac format. Unless you have an Epson GT 6500 scanner with a transparency adaptor.
Photo CD offers you a much faster and cheaper way to get real world images on to your computer system.
Even at the present prices it works out at 50p per image - a bit of a bargain. With the Amiga becoming the punter’s choice for multimedia display svstems. It is surely only a matter of time before the Amiga is better supported.
Developers take note - we want Photo GD databases. Photo CD desktop publishing packages and direct Photo CD support for our authoring tools. 'If PRICES AND CONTACTS PHOTO CD HARDWARE: Photo CD Writer 200 - £3,995 Photo CD players from £149 Kodak Limited - 0442 611222 CD-ROM DRIVES: Almathera 081-687 0040 First Computer Centre 0532 637988 PHOTO CD FILE SYSTEM: ASIMWare CD utilities S79 0101 905 578 3966 FORMAT FOLLIES - WHY BE DIFFERENT?
PICTURES IN A CAN OF WORMS Why oh why is the Photo CD format so different? The Macintosh uses ISO9660, so does the PC and so does the Amiga. Photo CD is sadly not quite the same. What is the point of Kodak producing images on a media which everyone can use. But then using a different format for the discs? The answer, as it always tends to be, is at least in part money. If the images were to be stored in a normal format it would be easy for anybody to access them. As it stands, you really need to get the proper developer's kit to be able to fathom how it works
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Obviously companies such as Adobe can afford to pay licences for their top-end Mac software, but for the software companies supporting home computer users (such as Amiga developers), licensing fees would mean bumping up the price of their software - something which they are loath to do.
In spite of this there is some Amiga Photo CD software available. There is already a Photo CD loader for ImageFX, and surely an ADPro extension won't be far behind. There is also a PD file converter which will convert Photo CD images (PCD) to standard IFF files.
The rewritable aspect of Photo CD means that more pictures can be added to your disc at a later date. But this shouldn't confuse you into thinking that you can treat a Photo CD in the same way as you can treat a hard or floppy disk.
Photo CD is a Write Once Read Many (WORM) device, which means that although you can write on it you can't delete any of it.
Think of it like a stone tablet. You can easily chisel new words on at a later date, but you can't edit or erase what has already been written on to it.
The WORM CD works by using a special laser to fix the substrate on the disc. Once the data has been fixed it cannot be changed. So you can add pictures to your discs, but you can't delete them.
I * ft x *0 •0 9T 1536 x 1024 is a big image size - useful for zooming in on a bit of detail.
The highest resolution is 3072 x 2048 pixels - eight times bigger than the television screen.
That's The standard resolution is 768 x 512 pixels - the same sin as an overscanned PAL video screen.
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Sca a is probably the best known multimedia authoring system
for the Amiga, and is responsible to a large degree for the
machine's success in this field.
MULTIMEDIA EXPLAINED MARCH 1 994 country collected data in the form of sounds, pictures and maps of the area in which they lived. All this data was then put together in a giant laserdisk extravaganza to give a fairly accurate picture of life in the contemporary United Kingdom.
Sadly, most of the technology used became obsolete by the time the data was collated, but it is one of the best example of a proper multimedia application.
Interestingly, the Amiga is probably the machine most used for multimedia presentations. The reason is obvious - it is cheap, fast, flexible and easy to use. The Amiga is capable of driving all sorts of offline storage systems such as CD-ROM drives, laserdisks and can handle a wide range of display formats.
Multimedia terminals are becoming a part of everyday life. Department stores and shopping centres are turning on to the idea and many hotels use them as in-house information channels. If the railways were run properly we'd have one 011 every platform, as they do in other countries.
Museums and tourist sites are prime targets for the information revolution. And when thoughts turn to such equipment, the Amiga is invariably top of the shopping list.
MULTIMEDIA IS MOT a modern day invention. To be tedious we can resort to that journalist's old favourite, the dictionary definition, where we find that multimedia is apparently: ‘presenting information in both audio and visual formats'. This means that television is a form of multimedia, and so is someone showing you their holiday slides and talking you through them in excruciating detail.
When it comes to computers, multimedia tends to mean an interactive system where data (as either text, pictures, sounds or animations) can be drawn on from one or number of storage devices and presented to the user simultaneously.
Probably the first real multimedia project of note was the BBC Doomsday project.
Thousands of schoolchildren across die What is multimedia? Who uses it and why? What do you need to use it effectively? Nick Veitch sifts through the facts and answers the questions.
Even the most basic Amiga is capable of displaying pseudo 24-bit images and has 2Mb of RAM to throw around. Ii is hardly surprising it's the people's choice.
What a machine depends on, however, is the software support. The Amiga has had that support, with programs such as Scala.
Which are not only impressive in action, but are intuitive and easy-to-use. Many applications, such as in-store maps and information, may require that the multi- media terminal be updated periodically, and if this is to be done by norice users, the software should be as straightforward and simple-to-use as possible.
In some ways the authoring systems themselves have to be as interactive and user-friendly as the applications they arc- used to create.
The Amiga provides just the right environment, and now we are getting multimedia authoring systems from the likes of Gold Disk's llyjinliook, through Scalti and Helm, up to the big bo vs such as InfachanneL Curiously enough. Commodore are partly responsible for the wealth of software by bundling their own effort, Amiga Vision, with the A3000.
The latest firm to try for the multimedia crown is Activa. Better known for their rendering software, Real3D. Ihey have now turned their talents to the second largest Amiga industry, multimedia. For the full review, read the next two pages... ® Tut.Buttons - Main n jy End day |02 02 35 OK §|"Maps" B | "Pictograms' § | "pictures' I 1 Play OK ~PP;PP;1U:UI I conditional branches and more.
Unforitmatelv the user-inlerface is rather minimalistir - I kept 011 looking for menu options I exjM-cted to be there, but couldn’t find them.
Main options, such as Record, which enables von 10 record script timings from the mouse or keyboard, are hidden in strange plat es or on key combinations that lake a thorough manual-browse lo find.
There is no on-screen help of any kind, which is a real omission. You can’t MediaPoint can use the PD sequencer and sampling programs SoundTracker NoiseTracker and Protracker as well as several other music file formats.
MEDIAPOINT IS A new multi- media package from Acliv-a in Holland, the company responsible for the impressive Real3D ray-tracing software.
Now, there’s one word you will find in every review of MediaPoinl in every magazine. And that word is Scala. Whether thev say ’Sca «-like', ’Sraixlone'. '.Vrn a-beater’ or just '.S‘ra o-ish' there is no denying that MediaPoint is a lot like the Scala multimedia package.
Even the MediaPoinl logo (an 'i' in a box) is a sneaky reference to the Scala logo (an exclamation mark in a box).
Scala is the sort of package that is rare on the Amiga. It is universally loved, wins all the awards and makes people who have never heard of Commodore go out and want to buy an Amiga.
But do we need another Scala- Is MediaPoinl really better? Read on... MediaPoinl is. At first glance, similar to Scala in that it enables the user to create complex interactive or non-interactive video and audio (multimedia) presentations. Or it can even be used as an Amiga-based replacement for those old overhead projection slideshows.
However, first appearances an be dcceptive, and MediaPoint is actually much closer in use to Commodore’s AmigaVision than it is to Scala. It has far more powerful scripting and looping functions than Scala.
Which inevitably means that MediaPoint is more difficult to learn, although if you ignore some of the more complex features you can use MediaPoinl almost without touching the manual.
Using MediaPoinl is quite simple. You pick up an Effect Icon from the Effect Window and drop it into your script. You can build up vour presentation in pages.
Is MediaPoint a serious rival to Scala's title as the leading Amiga multimedia package, or is it just an insolent young pup that deserves to be put in its place? Jolyon Ralph puts Activa's package to the test.
Start day 103 01 94 *1 Monday | Q| 3 | 0| January | B| 19SH | Start time |00:00:00:0 Thursday | Bl 2 | B| February 1 BI 1995| each containing many effects. These pages can then be saved individually, enabling you to create modules that can be merged into diff’ereul scripts. This feature is ideal if von have, for example, an advert sequence that needs to he the same in several different presentations.
MediaPoinl allows l.u more complex scripting than Scala does (at least without delving deep into the Scala l ingo script language) with Serial and Parallel Branching. Variables, Goto Statements.
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In terms of features MediaPoinl has taken Scala 2 as a starting point. I cannot think of any effect that Scala can do that MediaPoinl cannot. All of the fancy screen transitions seem to be there, up to (but not better than) the quality of the Scala transitions, and light years better than the abysmal screen transitions in AmigaVision.
It can display IFF pictures in any resolution (including AGA), it can import 24-bit IFF pictures and remap them to any AGA screenmode, and it can support colour cycling, but there is no way of setting cycle ranges within the program, and.
Like Scala, cycling stops while screen transitions are running.
MediaPoint can also load and play IFF Anim files, not only standard IFF Anim-5 but also the newer and faster Anim-7 and Anim-8 formats, although unlike Scala no utilities are included with MediaPoint to create these faster animations. The manual suggests that you use one of the various PD utilities or Art Department Professional.
Unlike Scala it can play CDXL animations directly from hard disk or CD-ROM.
This can give full-screen motion video, albeit in a slightly blocky form, but again there are no utilities provided to actually create these files, and there are no examples included.
Music and sound are well supported.
Not only can you play IFF 8SVX sound samples (from memory or direct from disk) but you can play most formats of music modules (including ProTrocker), Midi files (if you have a midi interface).
CD Audio (on an A570 or CDTV’) or even 12 and 16-bit stereo audio via the Sunrise AD 1012 or ADS 16 cards.
MediaPoint™ 3.6 • 126 Tut.Buttons * Main ] This script demonstrates _Jtt Ml the use of buttons BI 051 Jfl & Ql U JJJMl 19tS £IQ] v| M MediaPoint also includes a date and time scheduling feature thal is only found on Infochannel, the very expensive big brother to Scala. This gives you the chance to set up scripts to do different actions on different times or on different days. So, for example, if you used it to create a display in a fast food restaurant, you could create different items in the script for breakfast, lunch and evenings.
Play All that is lacking that Infochannel has is a modem and network link-up for large networks of machines. This is available as a separate Remote Access module.
Because MediaPoint is icon-driven, you can just drag an icon from the icon list into your script to use it.
MediaPoint doesn't come with many backgrounds, example clips or fonts, and those that are supplied are generally not up to the superb Scala standard. However, there are three big points in MediaPoint's MediaPoint is capable of displaying IFF pictures in any resolution, music and sound are well-supported, and it can play CDXL animations directly from hard disk, giving full-screen motion video.
Favour. Firstly, unlike Scala, the product is not protected. Scala comes with a Scala Key dongle which you have to plug into the joystick or mouse port. MediaPoint does not have any hardware or software protection.
This shows a great deal of trust which 1 hope MediaPoint users will not abuse, but dongles only inconvenience die honest purchaser, and pirates will always be able to get hold of a non-dongle version, it has never seemed fair lo me that honest users should be inconvenienced because of pirates. Now I hope that Activa will also get rid of the dongle on their Heal 3D V2.
Secondly, MediaPoint has a freely-dis- tributable player which enables you to create presentations and distribute them without paying a licence fee to Activa.
Scala UK require a licence fee for every presentation you distribute, and you need a dongle on every machine it runs on.
Thirdly, Activa have published developer documentation on their Xapp module format. This means anyone can write Xapps to use with MediaPoint. Either to support new file formats or effects, or new hardware.
This expandability is a major point in MediaPoint's favour and 1 expect we will see many Public Domain add-ons for MediaPoint in the near future.
MediaPoint is certainly a more powerful product than Scala Multimedia, although it isn’t quite its easy and simple to use. If you want simple presentations slick with Scala, but for anything more complex, you may be better off looking at MediaPoinl. Scala UK better not become complacent, I suspect that Activa's MediaPoint may very soon steal their crown.
Meridian 081-543 3500 You need a 68020 CPU or higher (an A1200, A4000, or A3000) to use MediaPoint to full advantage.
Although it is comprehensive, there are a few areas in which instructions could be more detailed.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • MediaPoint is not quite as easy to learn as Scala, and the examples included with it are poor.
MediaPoint is packed full of effects and functions, and the features are easy to expand.
Expensive, but the best software always is. A good example of getting what you pay for.
VERDICT “ MediaPoint certainly has the potential to be a Scala-beater, but it's not quite there yet.
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* * Fred seems to be making the transition to CD well, and this
disc should be useful for new PD libraries. ** Want to know
what the next Amiga will look like? Check out this ancient
Commodore advert from the latest Fred Fish disc.
New O commodore Programmable Thermostat See the Commodore Micro Electronic Thermostat today!
Whether you' hea1ii*q-coolir' J fcyfltem uses oatuiai gas. Oil eieol'icity. Or any other fuel Source th.t unejue set Park thermostai oatfl save »ou money 1 Day ot the Wee« S* tehee, %**©.* ..it -«* * r ** h ila, o' If* »-r» Of. Car* youaia-v-na r esaihe la, twlch lo 0»» a *l the Ihetirwvot «m» not M' Dac» Our.ng I lie da, RIOTED AMIGA PD librarian Fred Fish recently decided to move bis entire collection Irom floppy disk to CD and to bring out a new disc each month. This, the second, was due to be released before Christmas bill because of a nasiv file virus Fred decided lo withdraw it and
destroy all stocks.
Anyway, this is December's offering and ii sports some rather nice holly decorations. The disc contains about 107Mb of new material from mode promotion utilities (which make badly-behaved programs work on your AGA machine) to programs to calculate the running-cost of your rar. Also included are 215Mb of lools such as compilers and text editors.
Because of the continually-updated mix of old and new material you should be able to buy every second disc without missing anything.
As usual, there is an immense range of data on the disc, from business software to utilities, all ol which is held in both compressed formats, which are designed to be used with a Bulletin Board, and uncompressed formats, which allow you to run the programs direct from the CD.
FRED FISH FRED FISH ¦ POSOFT 0702 466933 ¦ £19.93 ¦ OUT NOW CD COLLECTIONS PD Cds are here! And the plummeting costs of CD drives means more of you can afford to dabble with them.
Richard Baguley looks at four of the newest PD CD releases and the latest in the insight series from Optonica.
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17 Bit PD collection contains up to floppy disk 2880 as well as
the first 140 programs from the Assassins game disk collection.
THE 17 BIT collection was reviewed in .A T8, and was awarded a highly commendable 89 per cent. Despite the excellent content it was marked down a little because of the lack of a search facility, which meant that it was impossible to lind a specific program unless you knew the entire 17 Bit catalogue oil by heart.
This new disc not onlv contains the contents of all the new lloppies in the compendious 17 Bit collection, but also has that search facility. This is a simple keyword search, but many of the disc descriptions, which the program searches through, are pretty minimal, with the worst being comments like "A great disk ". All of the programs are squashed using the same DMS compression program that we use on the Amiga Formal Coverdisks. So the programs need to be uncompressed on to a blank floppy before use. This means that CDTV and CD1- users who do not have a floppy drive will Ik- unable to use
this disc, but it makes it ideal for use on a Bulletin Board.
This disc holds numbers 2300 to 2880 of the 17 Bit collection as well as numerous other compilations such as disks one to 115 of the excellent Assassins games disk collection, disks one to 120 of the Assassins legal tools utilities collection and several smaller collections such as the Tampa Bay Amiga Group programs.
VERDICT_
* A good collection. The inclusion of an Index for the first two
17 Bit discs is extremely useful. ** 91% AMI NET WALNUT CREEK ¦
PD SOFT 0702 466933 FOR THOSE OF von who haven't yet discovered
the manifold delights of modems and die Internet, Aminet is a
series of computers around die world which hold an absolutely
vast range of Amiga liles and programs.
This Aminet C.D contains the contents of these archives up to July 1993 so there is an immense number and range of files. These are divided up into a variety of topics such as business software, developers' software, pictures, graphics and numerous others.
This is certainly the most wide-ranging of the Cds reviewed on these pages and contains thousands of files. However, some of the files are fairly old and may not work on a modern Amiga and some of the programs have been superseded by newer versions, but if you have the compatible hardware this is an extremely useful disc.
* * An immensely useful CD, containing a huge number of files,
although some of them are out-of-date. * 90% CD THE FIRST AMUC
CD AMUC OIOI 403 242 2507 ¦ $ 20 ¦ COM ¦ OUT NOW INSIGHT
TECHNOLOGY OPTONICA 0455 558282 ¦ £33.951 OUT NOW EEH3 VERDICT_
“ An informative if slightly flawed system which is enlivened
by the included video clips. * £ * A X “ A generally useful CD,
although it is biased towards specific areas of Amiga use. ¦
80% o 0 AMUC is a prominent group of Amiga users, based in
Calgary, Canada, and this is their first disc. Based around the
contents of their popular Bulletin Board there is no particular
theme and the disc contains everything from hardware projects
to clip-art. Highlights of the disc include several hundred
Imagine objects (which will probably find their way on to
Spong! The AF Bulletin Board fairly quickly) and a number of
files detailing complex (and possibly explosion-inducing)
hardware projects such as a budget 8Mb RAM expansion and a DIY
hard disk interface. This is a curious collection, but there is
enough material to make it useful. For instance, this is the
only CD I've seen with a section dedicated to Arexx scripts.
Contact AMUC at PO Box 3420, 19-1200 37th St SW, Calgary, Alta, Canada T3C 3W2.
This commercial package provides an informative journey into the world of general knowledge. And as you can drop in on topics from electric windows in cars, through corkscrews, to spacesuits, you are bound to discover something you didn't know before. Whether the snippets will enrich your life, though, is another matter. So who is it aimed at then, this talking encyclopedia? To be honest, I'm not too sure, although it's probably the younger generation.
As a package, Insight Technology is reasonably well put together. Information is imparted clearly by means of sound, images, video and text.
At choice moments the narrator lets out a small chuckle, probably to emphasise what a nice bloke he is.
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FOOTBALL TACTICIAN 2 is now available in three superb versions: FT2 ENGLAND the original and the first ever management game where tactics and real time match intervention are the main requirements for a successful campaign. FT2 SCOTLAND the first ever simulation covering the soccer scene north of the border featuring the Premier and First divisions.
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Three great games with the latest 93 94 stats. One soon realises that FT2 is no ordinary soccer manager. THIS is the REAL THING. You're in charge. Events on the field are the direct result of your inputs. Even when trailing badly, a match can still be retrieved and won if you make shrewd tactical interventions. There are risks involved, uncertainty and even luck. But in the end, it s all down to you! Can you rise to the challenge?
Try FOOTBALL TACTICIAN 2 for a totally different football experience!
What makes Football Tactician 2 so special?
• Biggest ever multi-user system: up to 46 users (yes forty-six!
Who said four was the limit?) Now with new rating system
reflecting managers' ability and achievements.
• First ever fully interactive management game: intervene at any
time during a match to change tactics, make substitutions,
adiust formation, mark players or inspect possession.
• Most accurate player definition: 30 parameters including real
ages, aptitudes, skills, caps, nationalities, playing
positions, fitness, morale, market valuation and performance.
• Largest results database: 21290 match results and league
positions going back 20 seasons all instantly retrievable. All
of which may be printed out and examined.
• Professional recording: 36 matches always recorded for
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• First ever referee involvement: true to life behaviour. Beware
of adopting rough tactics' or time-wasting' when Jim Parker is
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• Fastest ever setting-up time: initial start-up in less than two
seconds, thanks to 900K of super-fast machine code. No waiting.
No delays. Smoothness of action is FT2's hallmark
• Most accurate editor: built-in intuitive editor capable of
entering new players and fine tuning all parameters. It goes
without saying that this is essential for the serious user
• 16 different tactics from rough play to offside-trap. All
adjustable throughout the match You manage your side before AND
during the match. No guessing No falling asleep
• Three levels of match reporting, from highlights only to
ball-by-ball commentary What are the new features?
• FA Premiership and Division One permanently in memory with full
interaction, promotions, transfers. European pool, play-offs,
local and European Cups
• Man of the Match. PFA Player of the Year PFA Young Player of
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deadline Pitch invasions. Fights between players.
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Overlapping full backs, reserves, substitutes, player managers.
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The very essence of a football strategy game is its accuracy With transfers happening every day. Rules being changed and players being injured, shop games are out-of-date the moment they come out Some publishers issue yearly revisions That may be fine but not fine enough for us. The FT2 you buy is 100% up-to-date. We revise the program and data weekly. There are no compromises Who wants to play a game that says that Fiorentina are in serie A or Newcastle in Division One? Who wants lo play a game that
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Name Address Just why is Digita Wordworth' the world's most popular Amiga" word processor?
If's three years since the launch of Wordworfh.
And now, with the introduction of new Wordworth 3, it's time perhaps to reflect on just why Wordworth is the world's No. 1 word processor.
Innovative features like TextEffects” Type some text, select your font (Agfa' Compugraphic’ Adobe' PostScript,' or TrueType ), set the colour, set the shadows and then, weeeeee. Try rotate, circle, spiral, wave, arc, star create outstanding effects with text.
Cl* H We could continue but, for the cost of a phone call, you can try out amazing TextEffects with Wordworth 3 for yourself. Call 0395 270273, or write to Digita, FREEPOST Exmouth EX8 2YZ ENGLAND.
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Options, options, options. If you like being able to highly customise your software, this is for you.
I 1 I Ran Disk TorF Morkbench ¦»Ql I QB Deposit YOUR DATA IS never really safe.
All sorts of nasty things can happen to it.
Drive head crashes, spilt coffee, tidal waves, being caught in the electromagnetic pulse of a nuclear explosion. AH these things can seriously affect the health of your data. The only way to really protect yourself is to have a copy.
With floppy disks it is usually a very simple matter of duplicating them using Workbench. A few minutes of whirring disk noises and you're safe. The difficult thing is when it comes to hard disks. Most people, at least as far as I know, don't have tapestreamers or spare hard disks on to which they can easily copy the complete contents of their disk.
If you have ever tried to do a back-up by simply copying files on lo floppy you will have realised:
a) how much you get on a hard disk.
B) how little you get on a floppy.
C) what a long time it takes.
D) how many files you have got that you hardly ever, or never,
use.
E) how it would probably be a lot less hassle to lose all your
data and start again from scratch once in a while.
The points raised in parts b. d and e are tackled by back-up software, and it is a Quarterback 6.6.1 - S With the latest version of the Quarterback back-up utility, you can back up information to floppy, a SCSI device or an AmigaDOS file.
Keep your data safe the way nature intended.
Nick veitch gets back up to speed on back-ups.
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up your disk regularly, but you can use it to run any program
you like.
Apart from that the Quarterback 6 features are more less the same as previous versions, but you now have more choice about whether to use some of them. Thev are now options instead of mandatory features - the choice is yours.
What hasn’t been included is support for high density disks. This is more than just annoying. Obviously you could back up the same volume of data on half the number of disks if Central Coast had bothered to update their disk format.
OK. Not everybody has an HD drive but that's no reason to ignore all the owners who do, because they are likely to be the ones who might want to use this software. Well, I would certainly use an HD drive to back up my data because it can make a huge difference when you are backing up a 160 Mb drive.
Thankfully, if your back-up becomes damaged, there are ways to at least partiallv restore your data. Quarterback saves directory information on the last disk of the back-up set as well as the first. On the whole it's a much more reliable and competent utility (ban its predecessors. 'Zi new version of the best known back-up program that we are here to test. Well, I'm here to test anyway. You are supposed to listen to what I've found out and trust that all my findings are accurate and unbiased.
Quarterback has been around for donkey's years, and it is a great surprise to many that Commodore have never tried to include it with Workbench, as they have done with Cra.ssDos. All versions have included compression routines, selective back-ups and so on. But there are a few new features.
File selection can still be via the archive bit (one of the six protection bits that are stored with even file). Effectively this means that successive generations of back-ups can be created, with only files which have been added or modified since the last back-up was selected, A nice addition is Schedule Pm. A stand-alone program which can be used to execute any other program at a predeter- 99 Although earlier versions of Quarterback and Quarterback Tools have tended to be rather mediocre, this latest effort puts it back in the same league as the competition. It's a good upgrade to a
useful back-up utility. 99 The manual explains how to work the software, and looks at back-up strategies and keeping data safe.
ACCESSIBILITY ••••• If you can click once on filenames that you want to keep, and load disks into the drive, you'll be OK.
FEATURES • • • Sadly no high density support but improved SCSI support almost makes up for this - almost.
A reasonable price to pay for a piece of software of this quality, and for the safety of all your data.
It’s easily-configurable options and fast compression times makes this one of the faster back-up utilities.
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• DIGITA W*' INTERNATIONAL PRO When is a home video titler not a
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When it's a multimedia authoring program, as John Kennedy discovers.
DID YOU KNOW how the scrolling end credits of films used to be done? Back in the old days, some poor soul painted all the words on a gigantic wheel which was then slowly rotated in front of a camera. Video titles have come a long way since then and, especially in America, the Amiga has been responsible for a large percentage of them.
The quality of its video output and its excellent font support means the Amiga is ideally suited, although nothing is possible without the proper software. A titling program should allow the easy entry of text and then smoothly move it around the screen. It's not that difficult to do, which is why the Public Domain libraries are full of home video titler programs.
To get any attention, a commercial program would have to offer considerably more, which probably explains why VideoStage Pro started out as a video titler, but soon got well out of hand. Instead of a simple logo here, text there system, what we've got here is a full-blown multimedia authoring system.
Once you get past the ridiculously over-the-top loading screen, your screen is filled with a completely mind-boggling number of icons and gadgets. Welcome to one of the best user-interfaces on any titler... Yes, seriouslv.
The drag-and-drop authoring system is excellent. For once, the icons are pretty well self-explanatory and you don't have to constandv refer to the manual. In fact, if you have a few megabytes of hard disk space free you can elect to have animated icons to demonstrate the various wipes and transitions - it looks very classy and is well worth doing if you know someone is coming around to watch.
Each of the empty grey boxes represents a VideoStage event. Typically this will be a picture or a backdrop, although there is also support for sound and music files.
Arexx scripts and genlock drivers. If you load a picture as an event, a miniature rep- “ VideoStage Pro started out as a video titler, but soon got well out of hand, instead of a simple 'logo here, text there' system, what we've got here is a full multimedia authoring system."
Hotw soon the following event occurs is controlled by the time indicator at the top left of each stamp, and the way in which the next event is displayed is controlled by the smaller box to the right. Each new image doesn't just appear, you can choose between more than 60 different effects.
These range from a simple (although very smart) AGA fade through various scrolls and whizzy block images. If you happen to be the person who watches Top of thr Pops, I'm sure you'll know the effects which are possible.
However, the wipes are only a small part of VideoStage, the really interesting GENLOCKS You don't need to own a genlock to use VideoStage Pro, but it helps. What the genlock does is to mix live video, from a camcorder for example, with the Amiga's video output A genlock can also be used to add subtitles at the bottom of the screen.
If you don't have a genlock, you can't mix the two video sources (the live video and the Amiga's video output) and so you can only use one at a time. However. VfdeoSfage Pro has so many special effects that you can still generate some excellent footage with introductory flying logos and scrolling end credits.
Stuff happens inside the event boxes. Click on the add text gadget, and np pops a whole new series of requesters. This is where your favourite fonts can be selected, text entered (or loaded from disk) and placed. Various shading, outline and shadow effects are also possible.
The best part is when you start using actors - any displayed object, from a preset heart or star to entered text. Actors can move around the screen in dozens of possible paths which makes all sorts of logos possible. Titling has never been so easy.
Theoretically it is |x ssib!e to use any form of stand-alone timetable kiosk or interactive point-of-infoi mation terminal with VidmSlagr. And if you can do all of that, just think how smart your own home video titles can be... O Even better. If you have an A1200 or A4000 you can make use of the new AGA graphics modes. If you have a video digitiser or picture scanner, images can be loaded into VideoStage and titles added on top for a ‘fake' live video effect.
If your images are good, the effects can be every bit as good, if not better than, live video.
With VideoStage Pro, you can also control the various parameters of the GVP and SuperGen genlocks to provide smooth fading or mixing of your images automatically Load Save IASI NewPlavl Swap Help H T t mm L in* djdddaaaas »jGallery --j VIDEOSTAGE PRO Video titler multimedia system Oxxi Inc. HiSoft 0525 718181 :ice £149 Out now SPEED ••• You will need a fast Amiga and a hard disk to get the most out of the effects and 256 colours.
Reasonably good quality, but on-line help features mean you probably won't need it.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • VideoStage Pro is clear and very easy to get the hang of. It's probably easier to use than the Workbench.
Tons of wipes, fades, scrolls and whixzy text paths. Resist the temptation to use them all in one video.
VALUE ••• Much more expensive that Adorage (£49.95), but VideoStage Pro is much more than a titling package.
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MULTIMEDIA WOULD BE exquisitely dull without graphics. Imagine trying to create a presentation lor the National Stoat Fanciers' Guild without a digitised image of your prize-winning giant stoat. If you could get an animation of him you would have the audience in the palm of your hand.
Of course, video digitisers are nothing new. For many years there have been a variety of devices which enable you to grab video images and save them out as IFF files, with varying degrees of success.
Microdeal's latest offering for this fast-advancing area of Amiga use is Videomaster AGA, an upgrade to the package reviewed in Ah'43.
VideoMaster differs from similar products in that it can digitise video and sound simultaneously. The hardware and software have been upgraded, and the grabbing hardware now plugs in to the A600 and A1200 PCMCIA slot, so you can t use it on older Amigas or the A4000.
Otherwise, the hardware is identical, with three ports at the back (two for sound and one for composite video). I’m a little unsure about the large hole in the back of the unit, because it seems ripe for a coffee spill incident. VideoMaster also doesn't fit very well with the Amiga case, leaving a gap which exposes a small section of the PCB. Again, this could be a problem if you dropped something metallic in the gap.
AGA The digitiser war hots up with the release of VideoMaster AGA from Microdeal. Richard Baguley tests it by running around the office annoying people with a video camera.
The major change lo the software is the addition of support for the AGA modes. The sound sampler can now sample at up lo 29kHz, although the quality of the samples suffers if you are trying to digitise sound and vision at the same time.
This isn't surprising, given the amount of data that is being pushed through the PCMCIA port. If you own a Mastersound.
Stereo Master or AMAS sampler, vou can use it instead of the built-in one.
VideoMaster produces high-qualitv grabs, although they are of the standard as Vidi24RT. VideoMaster is not a real-time colour grabber but you can grab colour images if you have a very still subject or a video with a good freeze frame. Three filters are supplied with the package, but the optional splitter gives better results.
Grabbing a sequence of images (or a film, as the documentation calls it) is extremely simple, and the quality of the grabs is high, although they are limited to black and white quarter screen images.
You can also put together different sequences to create your own mini film which can be played back either within the program or through the stand-alone player. Although the software saves out these files in a proprietory format, there is a program included to convert these to IFF anim files for use with program such as Srata or Medial’oirrt. These files would be extremely good for enlivening multimedia products, and this is where this product could be extremely useful. It's nowhere near as powerful as a high-end digitiser such as V-Lab, but it is several hundred pounds cheaper, O
* * The quality of the grabs is not as good as you can get from
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2924 CARDS & MANCALA 5 greal card games! S Ware 2895 JETSTRIKE Plavable 10 level demo .2870 SPECTRUM GAMES »8 .2869 SPECTRUM GAMES *7 .2868 SPECTRUM GAMES «6 .2867 SPECTRUM GAMES *5 .2866 SPECTRUM GAMES *4 .2865 SPECTRUM GAMES 3 .2864 SPECTRUM GAMES *2 All ihe Specinim games disks above contain over a dozen game'Snapshots’ to use with either V1.6 or VI.7 Emulator.
2850 GORF That old arcade classic!
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* 2803 BEETLE Playable demo of a good game .2801 GNU CHESS
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.2872 (ABCD) MEAN MACHINE Great AD for Commodores CD32 By Craig Collins! 3.5MB needed!
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• 2888 ADDRESSPRIST V4.0 An Address Printer! SAVare.
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• 2834 FOP - SIMPLY BLUE Friends of Paula Music Disk .2832 MUSIC
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* 2581 NIGHTBREED AGA Second disk in the series
* 2580 NIGHTBREED AGA I Kbfl .2917 COMIC ART III Nice comic art
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• 2905 GIF BEAUTIES *9 .2904 GIF BEAUTIES *8 .2903 GIF BEAUTIES
*7 .2902 GIF BEAUTIES 6 .2901 GIF BEAUTIES *5 .2900 GIF
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* 2899 GIF BEAUTIES *3 .2898 GIF BEAUTIES *2 .2897 GIF BEAUTIES
*1 Loads of raunchy women who don't seem to be wearing very
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- 2893 SCALA BACKGROUNDS I Backgrounds in Hi-res overscan .2889
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PERFECT PRINTS If you have regular problems with your printer, there is a useful little extra utility included with this software. It is called Printer Driver Modifier, and essentially it enables you to load any Workbench printer driver and modify the escape codes that are sent to the printer. This can be very useful when attempting to use some of the advanced features of your printer, particularly if it is one you don't have a specific driver for. You will have to know a bit about your printer and what codes it uses, but fortunately this is explained very well in the manual.
IT IS ALL very well having nice desktop publishing packages and word processors with scalable fonts, but there are times when the little bitmap font comes into its own. God bless its jaggies.
Fortunately for Amiga owners, the operating system ran make extensive use of these fonts. In fact, with versions of Workbench since 2.0 it is even possible to change the system font itself. Sadly, although bitmap fonts are infinitely more common and widely available than their fancy scalable counterparts, there is a definite lack of decent software to create them with.
This problem is something which Cloanto's Personal Fonts Maker attempts to address. Although there are a couple of fairly serviceable Public Domain font construction programs, this one is in a completely different league.
Using more or less the same graphics engine as Cloanto's rival to Dpaint
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features than you would usually find in such a package.
Characters appear one at a time in appro- Personal FONTS Cloanto have adapted their best-selling art packon. Personal Finns Maker can support up to 256 colours in any character - more than you would ever need. All of the usual painting functions, including filled and unfilled polygons, lines, curves and even an airbrush feature are here. And the dynamics of the font, such as spacing and descender height, can be readily changed using the software.
As a rule. PostScript fonts do not contain colour information, so they are unsuited to this task. The benefits of PostScript are only really realised with very high resolution output, which obviously isn't the case for displaying on screen.
If your artistic talents are strictly limited to another package, or you have a good collection of clip-art that would make a nice dingbat font, you can import IFF brushes directly into the character grid. © priate-sized grids. If you prefer, there can be a dynamic display of the font in the lower portion of the screen. This is useful for seeing how the width settings, and so on, affect the way characters appear in a line of text.
The ability to create fonts also extends to die creation of colour fonts. Not all programs are able to make use of multi-coloured fonts, but most titling and paint packages, such as Dpaint, will support them. Colour bitmap fonts are incredibly handy as the extra colours can be used to antialias the font, making the individual pixel blocks less noticeable. They are also very useful for multimedia displays and so “ Personal Fonts Maker may appear complicated at first, but it is the easiest and most comprehensive bitmap font designing package we have ever seen, or are ever likely to see at
Amiga Format. 99 ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • If you can use Dpaint, you should easily be able to master this. It closely follows Commodore's guidelines.
VALUE • • • • • Considering the complexity of the software and the extensive manual, Cloanto make others look mean.
320-page manual explains how to run the software, has a tutorial and a lot of useful info on fonts and printers.
Computer-dependent operations run fast enough so as not to pose a problem to ewen the most impatient user.
Highly configurable, it includes more than enough knobs and buttons to keep anyone satisfied.
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Require* MMU MIND WARP HOI2 AGA Brilliant A1200 demonstration BIO AD RUNNER Loadmnncr done PATIENCE MONACO FRITT SALAD REBOUND PAC SIM ACCOUNT master Colour AIRCRAFT Colour olipait an the AI200 FRACTIONS QUICK GRAB AGA Rip Aga piety's on the A1200 PREMIERE PICKS GAME TAMER 4 01 Over 400 game cheat* FONT FARM 3 Over 40 font* * a great font editor ERROR INFO V2 Tells you exactly what error codes mean.
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SUPER VIEWER POOLS WIZARD KIDS DISK 2 MUSIC BASE Store your video music'game information on disk ROAD TO HEU Better than the original Spectrum EM 17 HIRED HOOD QUICK GRAB MICRO MARKET RUMMY Tl»e card game Willy Wvxm SIMON 18TH HOLE GOLF LEMMINGS NIGHT DOOPY3I PRINTER PAL VI 0 PRINT A CARD V2 CATALOUGE3 FIREFLY May fan shoofera up .SONIC SKID MARKS COPIERS A huge collection of copy tool* Lemming 2 HD ins LIB5 DISK A huge selection of vanou* libraries for workbench WALL STREET TOOL Manager 2 DISKSALVE 2 Repair* error* of disks only work* on kc2tx3- Football Forcaster THRUST DUEL GRAPEVINE 16
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PACKING COSTS’ SOFTWARE G282 MEGABALL AGA - The incredible
breakout game in 256 colours, plus new levels and power up
items. One game you can l miss. -A 1200 ONLY • DI63 GROOVY
Colourful new demo A163 BAIT MASKING - Another bnlliam cartoon
from Eric Schwartz -REQUIRES 1.5 MEGABYTES- U3I4 OCT A VIED
TUTOR • Sull having problems wilh using Octamed. Well follow
this comprehcnsis e course and master ihe music sequencer and
become a master composer' DI64 AGATHA Decent AGA demo with good
use of the plasma routine -A 1200 ONLY • G283 2W 285 (3 DISKS)
KLONDIKE AGA - The popular card game with a looch of AGA"* Each
card displays a 256 colour picture of a glamourous lads Looks
greal -A 1200 ONLY - -YOU MUST LOAD THIS GAME THROUGH
WORKBENCH- D165 SMELLS LIKE CHANEL o_ Fanusically long demo
-A 1200 ONLY • U3I5 TERMINUS 2.0C - Latest update to this
supreme communications package Pulls the maximum CPS from your
modem DI66 AMIGA 1200 - French demo produced to show some of
potential this mega machine can produce. -A12UU ONLY- DI67
HYPNOSIS • Rase demo Good rave track plus mind blowing graphics
-A1200ONLY- U3I6 MAGIC WORKBENCH Treat your Workbench to a
cosmetic facelift. Automatically alters your Workbench icons
and includes loads of Workbench backdrops -NOT A500-
• REQUIRES A HARD DRIVE- G286 287 (2 DISKS) EXORCISM - Graphic
text adventure with a supernatural siorv line.
U3I7 OBJECT EDITOR Vi.O - 3D vector object editor for machine code programmers Fast and easy G2H8 NUMERIX - Excellent puzzle game for one or players.
Highly original and highly addiciivc G289 MARKSMAN • Trojan Light Phazcr game. Or use your mouse Opctauun wulf type of game DI6S DREAM TRIPPING - This demo not only takes over your Amiga, your TV set too!!!!
1) 169 SUBTLE SHADES - Massive demo that goes oo and on -NOT
A500- DI70 HOW TO SKIN A CAT Nothing to worry the RSPCA.
But a decent demo all the same. Enhanced for A1200 users.
D17I EXTENSION The hottest demo thi* month Recently given a rase review m Cl AMIGA.
SI00 AGA FERRARI Disk packed 256 colour hand drawn Ferrari cars, intenors, and parts Very good -AI2UOONLY* U3I8 BI.IT BLANKER - Superb screen blanker written in Blitz Basic, loads of options Includes source code U319 320 321 (3 DISKS) MEGA ANSI • Hundreds of Ansi an pictures on three disks Invade* ansi viewer E65 E66 (2 DISKS THE TARRO MASTER Tmo card lutonal and predicts* software. Very well presented with the option to s tew animated explanations of each card. V.Good. M142 G XSTR1C ULCER - Rase and techno tracks with plasma graphics Tum the light out -NOT A500- U’323 EOOTY *1.1 Dedicated
football league database Enter the weeks results to keep an up to date league tables Also provides statistical data and match predictions Full featured.
E67 PUMPING DUDE - Strange game with educational bits and bobs chucked in Hard to describe, highly original. Good.
E68 KIDS DISK 2 - Maths Maze. Beal Sheets t music creator) and Shape Sorter Three more superb kids educational games from Duncan Moran, the author of Colour the Alpthabcl 2.
EDUCATION
F. 55 COMMUNICATE - Translates text into eight other forms of
non-verbal communication Includes Morse Code. Sign Language.
Brailc. Flags etc... Good learning tool.
E59 STARVIEW - Displays all ihe visible Stars, planets and constellations from any location on Earth, at any time of day Zoom facilities and Star search feature. Excellent.
E64 THE WORD FACTORY • Fantastic spelling games for younger* EI6 CHESS TUTOR - 4 Chess programmes from learning the rules to taking part in classic championship games of history .
E52 COLOUR THE ALPHABET 2 Familiarise infants with the alphabet using a fun theme, includes digitised speech Very professional piece of software
F. 4I FRACTIONS Teaches you how to Add. Subtract.
Multiply and Divide fractions, the tests you.
E49 50 5I13 DISKS) DESKTOP GLIDE TO ELECTRONIC Ml'SIC - Massive guide oo everything you ever wanted lo know about electronic music. -NOT A50O- D172 173 2 DISKS) ORIGIN - Die best AGA demo yet Incredible graphics, with superb use of vectors and textures!
Mapping techinques T34 GREAT W OMEN OF OUR TIME • Funny *u*n * abxmi made up women Not sexiest, just very well written -NOT A500-
F. 44 THE MATHS ADVENTURE Maths problems inter- cratcd into a
adventure lYoblems get tougher as vou progress.
F. 23 TOTAL CONCEPTS - AstkOMVMY Loiuls of interesting tacts and
heautilul digitised stills.
E24 TOTAL CONCEPTS • DINOSAI RS Want to leam aboul prehistoric Eanh- get ilns' E43 W W 2 HISTORY BOOK Multi-media account of World Wai 2 Includes pictures E60 CODE MUNGUS • Strange name, but this is a lather well produced Highway Code testing programme Good BUSINESS U135 60 BUSINESS LETTERS Hundreds o! Ready writlcr.
Busiam letters for every business and personal occasions.
Inc lob applications, complaints. Files load into any word pfiHcaaor.
UI66 A-GRAP1I N 1.0 Input data lor instant results. Graphs.
Bar ( ham. Pie Chart* etc Data is saved a* a IFF picture file.
I 209 FORMS UNL1MII ED MO* Form designer and printing tool. For invoices or similar U265 JOURNAL V2.00 • Oigamse your personal finaces like a detailed bank statement Easy to use I 273 ACCOUNT MASTER V2.I More complex than Journal with features found in cxpensor cur erica! Finace sottware The fcrmost AMIGA PD personal accounts program I 288 PA ADVICE ANALYSER V2J Payslip database 1310 TEXT ENGINE V3.00 The best PD word processor with intcrgraled spell checker 1311 EASYCALC PLUS - Impressive and professional Sprc.nl sheet with graphing facilities. As good as many commercial alternatives.
U3I2 Bl DBASE 1.2 Ex CLR title Database which isn't restricted lo memory size. Data is written to disk after each entry.
GRAPHICS UTILITIES Ul ¦ ULTIMA TK ICON DISK - Mil tirdrax your own icons. Even import export graphics from any IFF art package Loads of example icons included U3 M-CAD • Computer Aided Design package.
U9 C-LIGIIT • Ex-commercial raytracer. Now shareware U54 55 (2 DISKS) VIDEO UTILITIES 2 packed disks full of video tilling programmes covering most aspects of the subject.
U62 SCENE GENERATOR Fractal landscape generator like Vista, without the heavy price tag U102 AMIGA FOX Entry level desktop publishing Ul 13 SPECTRA PAINT Good AMOS written IFF an package UI42 FREEPAlNT - Highly regarded PD paint package The next best alternative if you can t affort Dpaint U190 GATORS GRAPHIC GALLERY Tutorial on how to design you own classy logos as seen in demos.
U20t CYCLOPS - Plasma picture generator U27| POLY ED Polygon orientated animation package Allows for large animations even with limited memory U285 iMOVIE Vide.* titling L'286 KID PAINT • Simple, easy and functional an package for youngsters U296 GRINDER Picture file conversion Can transform between the following formats IFF. GIF. HAM-E. HAM.
TIFF. ATARI, etc U289 MINI MORPH VI.O Super fast morphing The best you can get for the pnee U306 ELECTRONICS CAD Circuit board designer MUSIC TOOLS UI78 COMPOSER Traditional style music composing with notes and slaves.
UI86 MED 3.2 • Popular music sequencer.
UI83 PROTRACKER Another good music sequencer.
U200 SHADOW SAMPLE MAKER Produce you own sounds without a sampler.
U256 ST-05 Sound samples, mtrumcnis and voice samples for use iih dthor I is * or i iso U257ST-II - As above U258 ST-50 - Ax above U259 ST-07 - As above U260 ST-81 As above U26I ST -89 A» above I 262 ST-91 - As above.
U263 ST-92 As above U264 ST-93 - As above USEFUL UTILITIES U28I D-COPY .VI Powerful disk duplication software U29| RELOKIUk IX*wngrades your A50O*. A600 or A1200 lo run many A500 only titles Very reliable with a high svxcexs ratio, even on commcnai game. H**entuL U215 FREECOPY Remove* varHHi* types «•( . Opy protec non schemes from commercial games U283 LOCKPICK Similar to Frcecopy but *upp«l* different titles, roughs 450* L 15s NOERRORS Formats fl.*ppies or hard diskiwith hard emirs (physical damage to surfacei and hide* them, nuking what would be useless disks, functional U30I A-REXX
MANUAL • Extensive manual on the A-REXX programming language Ixwds of examples.
U206 RACE RATER ¦ Horse racing predictor U294 POOLS T K)LS Football pools predictor U293 PARBENCII Link up two Amiga ft (even CDTV) for communicating between the two, and sending or receiving files.
U282 TERMINUS 2.0 ¦ Software for modem users Better than Ncomm but harxler to setup U300 NCOMM 3.0 Update to thi* popular modem communications package GihhI tor blgmeers. Easy to use LT267 SPECTRUM EMI I. VTOR VI 4 Run Spectrum games on your Amiga U-46 24712 DISKS i MORC • Fortune teller I 94 MRBACKl P Hard »lnve backup * ftware L 241 CANON PRINTER DRIVERS Hubble jet drivers f.*r the following CanonBJ30, CanonBJB1 20. CanonBJ *00 .300 I 239 STAR PRINTER DRIVERS - PIN and 24 PIN printer driven for (he Star range I 103 MESSYSID 2 • Transfer files to and from Amiga DOS di*k* to to PC DOS disks,
and vim ver*j U31 * AGA I IILIT1E-S Tools for A1200 s U2"4 C(. FONTS COLLECTION OL.I Fonts f.*r wordprov.e*»ors aad DTP packages which use cumpugraphic font. High quality U275 CG FONTS COLLECTION 5 OI..2 A* jhmc.
U276 CG FONTS COLLECTION OI.J A* above U308 CG FONTS COLLECTION (II .4 As above CLIP ROT
• Photo copiers. Office. Men at Work U236 U230 U224 U223 U22I
U220 U218 UI00 U96- U95 - U25I U233 U229 U227 U226 U225 U222
- Food - lots of it.
- Signs. Star Trek. Christmas
• Sport. Transport. Work
- Anatomy. Buildings. Christmas. Holidays
- Animals. People. Places
- Cartoons. Construction. Religion. School. Weddings
- Teddy Bears Easier, Christmas. Jungle Animals. Famous People
Zodiac signs. Computers. Symbols. Logos. Sports
- Babies. Furniture. Space. Watches. Skeletons.
- Christmas.
• Cars. Flowery decorations. Cupid. Hearts
- Palm Trees. Party invites. Maps of Europe, Stamps
- Wild W'esl. Crowds Of People. Frames, Sign*.
- Fancy Letters. Cars. Cute Animal*.
- Music. Silhouettes. Symbols. Teddy Beurs GOMES G265 BONDMINE 13
• Excellent Boulderduh clone G268 SLAMBAI.I. - Fulunstic
management game Based on Specdhall G273 274 t2 DISKS)STARBASE
13 Graph* point and click adventure As used by the likes of the
Monkey Island game* Very good G275 POPE YE - Conversion of the
classic C64 version.
• A500 ONLY- G222 CHESS GAMES Two Chess games GNU Chess.
Chess 2.0. Plus 10 vital chess tips text file by an international Chess Grandmaster G2K0 BLACK DAWN - 3D pcrspcctise dungeon adventure with a Alien breed scenario Superb graphics G28I SI PER PRIX Overhead Formula One racing game with car upgrade options and a variety of track* G77 - TRACK RECORD Anther overhead racing game Been around for a while, but still the best G4 * POM POM GUNNER • Shoot-cm-up with digitised graphic.
G37 SEALANCF; • Submarine simulation, wartime scenario.
GI83 BOUNCE 4 BLAST Top class platform blasting game Rave reviews.
GI93 HEI.I. .ONE - Space shoot-cm-up like R Type G200 FIGHTING WARRIORS - I i*r 2 player martial arts beai-em-up w ith large animated spnles and special moves.
G205 TOP OF THE LEAGUE Soccer management game.
Have the oppotunily to lake your average league team to the very' lop of the premiership.
G206 G207 (2 DISKS) OLEMPIAD Sports events with lemmings as the stars.
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PHONE ENQUIRES (M0N-FRI 9.00 RM TO 6.00 PM): 0272 741462 Back to basics is the cry, and Richard Baguley is ever willing to comply by seeing if Edge, a new mid-range text editor from inovatronics, offers good, old-fashioned values.
TEXT EDITOR MARCH 1 994 p I es: SCSIiat • l scs i_i ... struct HsjPort I lef struct lOStr str iypt6*1 struct »f FALSE 1:34 CM I 32 lLn:l4l T JTSn- Vo not so oentlo tnlo thit good niyhl But r«i, root Ofiiost tho dvrng of tl With Edge you can open several documents, or even multiple copies of the same document, at the same time.
CM I II lln:7 AMY HARDENED AMIGA user will tell you of the benefits of a decent text editor. Word processors such as Wordworth are all very well, but thev are a bit over the top for tasks such as creating script files or programming. What you need is a program specifically designed for handling simple AS( 11 text.
Edge (apart from being a very fine magazine published by Future) is the new text editor from Inovatronics, the people who brought you Directory Opus. It is specifically designed to be used by programmers, and comes with a spelling directory for checking ('. Programs.
It's certainly easy to use. With the program coming on a single disk with a 22-page manual. Ibis seems a little thin, but the program includes an excellent online help facility which can be accessed by pressing the I lelp key at any time.
As you would expect, all the standard text manipulation tools are present, so you can search and replace (both backwards and forwards) and cut, copy and paste blocks. There are also a variety of more powerful functions designed specifically for programmers, such as folds. This incredibly powerful function allows you to ISJ iWlli c Eds.
_=J :Blia CM Chng:8 The on-line help can be accessed at any point by pressing the Help key. It's extremely well written and covers all aspects of using edge.
The file requester for loading files is somewhat larger than is really required and does not comply with the ASL standard set by Commodore.
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? I was not too knprasssti with Edg* in general us*. It did have several bugs, most to do with the window handling, and one amusing one whereby If you selected a lews screen, you couldn't go back to high-res as the screen mod* requester is too large to open.
The user interface isn't entirely standard, and in some areas seems a little complex. Edge is also very slow, much much slower than CygnuaEd which I use -1 certainly won't be changing over - but considering Its price. If you want an editor for day-to-day usage and you can bear these niggles and bugs, it's worth at least looking at.
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Effectively 'fold' a sub-routine out of the way. So that only the first line (usually the title) appears. This means that once you've completed a subroutine, you can hide it so you can find your way around a program more easily. You can also define a series of bookmarks, which you can skip to bv pressing a single key. These could be set at important points in your listing, such as the routines you are currently working on.
One unique aspect of this program is the way it sets up a device which appears both as an AmigaDOS device (called EDGE:) and an icon on the Workbench which contains all of the files currently being edited. This sounds like a weird idea, but it would be very useful for programmers. Because it enables them to edit a listing, then compile and debug, and carry on editing without having to quit out of Edge. You can also start editing programs bv simply copying them into EDGF:.
Or quit out of the program by deleting or moving them out of the device*.
The ideas behind this program are excellent, but the execution of them often leave something to be desired. For instance. I really can't see why there are file requesters which differ so rvidclv from the Commodore standard. As it is. This program is ideal for editing short text files such as scripts, but it’s not good enough to make any committed C gtnisEd or I'jirboText users switch their allegiance. A well-featured mid-range program. O The Edge Uindou Status Line Once the Ed9e Uindou opens, it displays a status mfomation line uhi nay he on the top or botton ol the uindou depending on the
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»«lp : 6tnorat Conumtiont ond Suntox l*i:S(Slutit stu_priv.h tiou 1 Pg:1 PlnM J Somewhat thin and basic. However, this is more than made up for by the excellent on-line help.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Very easy-to-use, although the large number of configuration options is slightly overwhelming.
FEATURES • • • • Lots of useful features. Including some potentially useful features such as bookmarks and folds.
VALUE ••• More expensive than EdWord. But less than CygnusEd. Real power users will be prepared to pay the extra.
“ Edge has a few bugs and cannot compete in speed or skill with the powerful features of CygnusEd Professional.
But at £50 cheaper, it is a well presented and useful package for day- to-day editing. ** SPEED Not a speedy scroller, but an excellent feature is the way you can set bookmarks for Instant text-jumping.
75% VERDICT I :i • Vi : Inovatronics 0707 6622861 PRICE £49.95 Thomas liljeoft _aj iS| EdUord Pro v4.l flash ors are in.
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¦I1WORD PRO V4.1 H lihy jp, all coewercial text editors so expensive? John Kennedy finds the exception.
C| Load N Text File Book.LHR 56183 DiskBaster.LHH 72599 progran.LHR 31852 Sound.LHH 21965 DPI; I HDB: I HD1: I HO?: I HD3: I I Path : Ihorhitnfcrnat File : I dgord.doc Oisk Space * lossibiy. Or you night'use'the’standard Coemodori ITRL-B do again?). Or you night look through voui ’snigger). However, if like ne you have even the Pattern : [FT CRMCEL an editor yon have to see. EdWord comes with a special kev-filc for each language.
Enter an instruction and it is automatically capitalised, which improves readability no end. The sensible auto-tabbing and bracket searching feature makes this a Cl coders' dream editor and the advanced Arexx interface allows programs to be compiled, tested and executed with one kev-press.
All the best features from other editors are here: vertical block copying, full macro support, auto-save, bookmarks, the ability to open up to 15 documents at once with split screen, built-in calculator - you name it, it’s here. There is even built-in support for PowerPacking files, so you can load and save packed text without even knowing you are doing it. The only feature that's missing is the ability to fold text When commercial text editors are, expensive, John Kennedy finds the exception to the rule.
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PRICE £10 RELEASE Out now You won't be bored. It might not scroll text as fast as CygnusEd (what does?) But it's certainly fast enough.
I Fit iL'J ;i q :i Text editor THE FASHION GURUS have spoken: text editors are out. And flash what-vou-see-is-wh at-you-get-i n-l 6-million- colours page processors are in. Clone are the plain text displays of yesteryear, replaced with AGA-only programs that require 4Mb and a 68030. This is all very well if you really do need to see what you get. With Iols of scalable fonts, 24-bit graphics and the rest. But, nine times out of ten you don't - you just want to edit some text.
Take your startup-sequence, for example. This is the text file which the Amiga starts to execute when the computer is first switched on. How manv times have von had to add a few ASSIGN statements or run a few Cll-only utilities? And this doesn't just apply to propellor heads like me; a lot of hard drive installable games require a few extra lines here and there.
So what do vou do? Toad vour fancy full-colour page processor? Well, possibly.
Or vou might use the standard Cimmixlorr lid program (what does (ITRI.-B do again?). Or you might look through your Extras disk for MicroEmacs (snigger).
However, if like me you have even the smallest grain of common sense, you 'll use a dedicated text editor. There are plenty lurking around the Public Domain and there are even one or two commercial ones such as ASDG's CygnusEd Professional and Edge from lnovatronics (see page 127).
The editor I'm typing this text into is called EdWord Profession d. And it might not be as flash as CygnusEd, but despite the sad name it's certainly better than any PD editor I've seen. If it had been selling for the same price as CygnusEd I would not have been surprised, for it is certainly as useful.
You just hate it when reviews of text editors include the original in tne illustrations? It just nakes the writers look silly as the ir changes it all anyway. For exanple, here is a very rude joke: do vou get when you cross Ed: you're fired, Kennedy! Go back and w If you dabble in any form of programming (C, .Assembler. BASIC) then this is (hide sections you don't need), hut even CygnusEd can't do that.
As a word processor EdWord lacks a few features, notably good text reformating and spell checking, but that's to be expected because EdWord isn't actually a word processor - it’s a text editor that happens to be so powerful it can be used as a word processor.
Document analysis isn’t overly comprehensive, but includes the most useful facts: such as how many words I’ve written and therefore how much I get paid for writing this review.
The most amazing thing of all about this program is its price. Check out the price of CygnusEd (about £100). And then come back here and check the price of EdWord. Thoroughly' recommended. Up EdNord Pro V4.1 - Hork:AnFornat eduord.doc all cownercj" S£U!
Nedy finds the Edkord Pro v4.t The fashion gurus, f Mhat-vou-see-is-i Gone are the pta super flash rocessors are in.
Laced uith AGA-onlv ;all very uell if (able fonts, 24bit ' don't - you just (file which the ed on. How nany ja few CL I-on I y | heads like ne: extra lines here J3l The documentation is electronic using the AmigaGuide system. It explains all you need to know.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • EdWord isn't a painful experience.
The programmer has humour that can make even a jaded journo smile.
FEATURES •••• Most, such as direct entry by ASCII value, are aimed at programmers, yet it can be used as a word processor.
For £10 you can’t go far wrong. There is a cut-down demo version in the PD if you still can't make up your mind.
VERDICT
• * Powerful and packed with features, Edword is an excellent
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Richard Baguley frolics and gambols through the lush PD pastures and discovers the fields are full of exciting, fresh ideas and programs including a new disk magazine, a platform shooting affair and a hypertext book of myths and legends.
Mmrmvr PD GAMES & UTILITIES rr»®«r“ isrrri mrm m I've long since lost any sense of shame or embarrassment at being seen in public losing to an Amiga.
¦UEMESIS 17 BIT 2811 Nemesis is based on the ancient board game called Othello, but it has added a couple of neat tricks of its own. The main one is a time limit, so if you take too long considering and pondering your move you lose your turn. This time limit also allegedly applies to the Amiga, but the machine never seems to be penalised.
Fortunately for us non-artificial intelligences, the time limit can be set to between five seconds and 90 seconds, or turned off completely. You can either play another human or the Amiga which has three levels of difficulty. I've beaten them all, but it has to be said that the Professional Level is a pretty mean opponent.
Another nice touch to Nemesis is the animated way the pieces change colour. Although there is nothing particularly revolutionary about this game, it's very well put together and plays a decent game of Othello.
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DIGITAL DISK PUBLISHING There is no shortage of disk magazines for the Amiga, but most of these are biased towards the demo scene. This isn't necessarily a problem, but it does leave the serious Amiga user in the dark.
Fortunately for serious users, there is Digital Disk, which is currently up to issue five. It’s mostly based around reviews, and this issue includes pieces on Final Writer. Frontier: Flite 2 and the Second Future Entertainment Show.
There are also several short stories and a series of discussions on subjects such as the future of the Amiga. None of the articles arc as well written as those in Amiga Format, but, hey, what do you expect? Despite this, they are interesting. Digital Disk is put together in a similar fashion to the Grapevine disk mag, with a menu bar at the bottom of the page for moving around the magazine.
Each issue costs £2.50 direct from the authors.
TOM'S STORY BOOK KEW II A1073 Tom’s Story Book takes a slightly different approach to most educational packages. Instead of sitting your children in front of the Amiga and leasing them to their own devices, this program is designed to act as a source for you to work alongside the young 'uns.
It’s basically a hyperbook collection of stories and songs, which you can use as a way to help your children read or learn things such as songs and extremely bad jokes. It has to be said that Tom's Story Book is not particularly visually exciting, with just the text on a coloured background on most of the screens.
However, it is a good source of stories and other bits and pieces of information to entertain your offspring and, hopefully, educate them without them realising. The I’D version has a limited number of stories, and the full version costs £5.
TOME OF MYTHS EDUC L HAYES Although some newer religions have had a good go at eliminating old beliefs, many of them still survive in the forms of myths and legends. This three-disk set provides a hypertext index of these, which is broken down into three sections: Classical Mythology (which concentrates on the Greeks and Romans), Folklore (which covers all manner of subjects including vampires, and incubi) and Tolkien (a collection of Lord of the Rings-related myths).
The hypertext system means that you can access a specific topic by clicking on any of the names indicated in red. For instance, the entry on Atlas has three highlighted names in it: Titans, Zeus and Hercules. Clicking on any of these takes you to the relevant entries.
It's all very well put together, but many of the entries have a somewhat medieval feel to them, particularly the ones dealing with witches and the Olympus The hoee ot h* 90M of anc»t Grtec*. «liere tWdWrail In a 9800 1 Mikwbh n t» Mrter of Msceacna ata Tfimialy Orpheus ScnofMMfM w rt»MilWwni«Mimli!iwU WpOTvWliWwi 1*It lb 1*9*9 m w vh M tt mnajed It hot raent re m tmg UtrkKkb tie 9tW(i how* u looiM tart to wot. MW W* mt mcM tie aaylignt. M M .nSMy vatoliwei $ & Poor old Orpheus. There's definitely a moral in there somewhere, but I can’t think what it is... like. Many of the entries don't give
you the alternatives (such as the various ideas about the parentage of Merlin), but overall It's well researched. The full Many of the entries are accompanied by Illustrations, which have been scanned from a variety of sources.
Version costs £4 direct from the author, but a Shareware version with just the Classical section should be available from any good PD company.
& PD GAMES & UTILITIES DITHELL IN SPACE DARREN ITHELL Get through the first level and try a bit of asteroid blasting, if that's the sort of thing you fancy.
ASSASSINS CAME DISK jgLZiJ 144 PD SOFT ASS144 The Assassins collection is still going strong and disk number 144 contains four games: Brainshave, Rejection Nibble, and Cube.
Brainshave is a simple, but absolutely compelling. Game which involves clearing coloured blocks from a maze. Gravity drags the blocks to the bottom of the maze, and they only disappear when you get two adjacent ones of the same colour. So, a fair amount of planning is required. Another variant of Brainshave is included in which the blocks slide until they hit a wall, so you have to watch out for the corners.
The second game is Rejection, which is best described as a magnetic version of blow football.
You (or the Amiga) control one of two magnetic pucks which can be used to hit a metal ball. This is a rather difficult method of controlling the ball, but you do get used to it.
Nibble is a maze variant of Megaworm, the light cycles game on the Coverdisk of Alb'2 and the final game. Cube, is a Rubik's cube simulator. The multi-coloured cube caused innumerable schoolchildren to rip out their hair in frustration, and it’s far too complicated to explain here. Plus, I could never solve it. Fortunately, this program contains a very efficient algorithm for solving the cube, so you can fool your friends into thinking you are a genius by solving it in seconds.
VCHESS ftp.luth.se The Amiga has never been as well blessed as the PC in terms of chess games, so its good to see this excellent new game from Stefan Salewski. It not only plays a mean game of chess, but also has various options such as saving a game or loading in a game from a text file.
This means that you could replay classic games and analyse how they may have been altered by different moves at critical points. The whole thing is configurable, so you can determine what win- Remember the frustrating multi-coloured cube? Now you can get your Amiga to do the hard work with Cube.
Dm tl ifm it nfar it uln 1Uit tl TOP lO GAMES & UTILITIES Every month, we peruse the best-seller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it's the turn of: SCRIBBLE PD 0473 652588 1 - MagicWB U211 6 - Pacman 92 G012 2 - Reorg 3.11 U088 7-PowerData U238 3 - Scribble Office U022 8 - Action Replay IV U220 4 - Vmorph U110 9 - 600 Business Letters U012 5 - Spectrum Emulator U195 10 - Premiere Picks G064 CHANNEL Z NBS MAG 13 New disk magazines are appearing at a fair old rate, and this is the third copy of Channel It comes on two disks and is for AGA machines only.
It includes several sections, with reviews of commercial games and PD releases, readers' art and a few utilities. The authors have taken the sound move of holding all the art in JPEG files, so they can pack quite a lot on to the two disks.
The only problem with this is that they can take up to a minute to appear 011 screen, because you have to decompress them each time you view them. It's not as easy to get into or as packed as Grapevine, but it's a good magazine nonetheless, and it's extremely good to see Amiga users producing magazines such as this. O clows you want open, and you can even save out your best games to savour at a later date. Included are several games and 138 openings, and you can add your own to this list.
The level of the Amiga-controlled player is set by varying the maximum amount of time you allow it to think, and with a long time it does play a very ferocious game. You can also set up a position and set the Amiga to solve it for check mate, so it could be useful for solving those chess competitions in the newspapers.
This game was originally downloaded from the FTP server FTP.LUTH.SE. Anybody with access to the internet should be able to access this. By the time you read this, it should also be available from many PD companies. It's also on this month's Subscribers' Stiperdisk.
Not only are those nasty aliens invading the universe again, but they are also mating with our fruit! This simply isn’t on, so the galactic high commands (or some other bunch of self righteous twits) have decided to send you, the hunky and intergalactically-renowned commander Dithell, to sort things out.
In other words this is a platform game where you have to run around shooting things and picking up bonuses. This isn't the full story, though. In between levels there are several horizontally scrolling sections such as asteroid shooting and creature bashing.
The full version will cost you a very reasonable £3.99 direct from the author, and there is also a PD version available. The PD Dithell In Space has 10 levels (compared to the 70 or so on the full version).
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WE RECENTLY RECEIVED a letter from a young chap by the name of Gregory Crocombe who asked about setting up a PD library. We are frequently asked about this, so here are the answers to Gregory’s questions.
What is a PD library?
A A PD library is an organisation which duplicates Public Domain disks. This can be anything from a single person duplicating disks on a humble A500 in their back bedroom to a big company such as 17 Hit or PDSoft who work from offices and employ several stall.
In this month's PD special, we answer one of the most frequently asked questions about PD: how do I go about setting up a PD library?
Qwhat is the best way to go about setting up a PD library?
A All you need to do is get hold of a few disks and start copying. A good beginning for any- aspiring PD library would be the 17 Bit collection, which comprises nearly every disk in the formidable 17 Bit software collection on three Cds. Prominent PD company PDSoft started out as a one-man operation running from a back bedroom. But now has several employees.
Bear in mind that there is a lot of competition in the PD library business, so if you want to be successful. You will have to have something to distinguish your library from the many others. The best way to do this is to offer something that the others don't have, so think about making up your own collections of disks on specific themes such as hard disk tools or AGA utilities, or your own home- grown samples and pictures.
Q Where is the best place to get games for my PD library ?
A Many PD libraries will give you a bulk discount if you buy a large number of disks at once, so you might want to think about buying in bulk to get tilings moving. Alternatively, you could use your own personal collection oi PD disks as the basis of your library. You should also make sure that your disks are up-to-date by getting on line, because Bulletin Boards are usually the first place that new games and utilities appear.
Do I need a licence?
A No. There is nothing to stop anybody setting up a PD library, but you should be aware of the implications for paying tax and even a business rent 011 your premises if the library is a blinding success. To stay on the right side of the Inland Revenue, contact your local tax office for details of exactly where vou stand.
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Qdo I have to be over a certain age limit before I can set up a PD library?
A Once again, the only possible problem is in terms of tax and National Insurance. If you are only planning to run the library as a spare time hobby, there is no age limit.
Qhow would people get to know about my library?
A There are a variety of ways, the cheapest of which is by word of mouth. Tell everybody you know who owns an Amiga that you are supplying PD disks. You should also consider advertising in the Amiga limnnl classified section. Advertising will make a big difference, because it's the best way to make vour library known.
PUBLIC DOMAIN JARGON BUSTED The world of Public Domain is full of confusing terms and names. At Amiga Format we aim to demystify this world, so here’s our easy guide to common PD terms and names.
PUBLIC DOMAIN - Any software which is in the Public Domain (PD) can be copied and distributed by anybody, as long as no money beyond the cost of the disk changes hands. There are many companies that sell PD who advertise in AF, so read through the adverts in the following pages. Many PD companies will make up collections of programs with a specific theme or purpose, so if you need a certain type of program, check the adverts and phone around. You are also allowed to make copies of PD disks and distribute them to friends, again as long as you're not making a profit.
SHAREWARE - This means that the freely distributable version on the disk is disabled in some way, and the full version is obtainable by sending Eli =1 y ¦0 ' i--- i An essential addition to any PD library is the excellent Assassins games disk collection.
Do I need any special equipment?
A To begin with. No. You don't need to invest in any specialist equipment. You could duplicate disks on your Amiga, or get hold of a product such as Xco n which can copy disks faster than AmigaDOS. If your library is successful, you will probably want to invest in a commercial tlisk duplicator. Because a lot of your valuable time will be spent sitting around waiting for disks to duplicate.
A commercial duplicating machine will copy a disk in a few seconds, but it will cost you a few quid (in fact about £2.000). It would also In- worthwhile setting up a database of all your disks, so that you can quickly find a specific program when a customer rings tip and asks for it. O a small sum to the author. Some people distribute the full version, but with the proviso that if you use the program regularly, you should send them a small registration fee.
LICENCEWARE - This is somewhere between PD and commercial programs, in that you are not allowed to distribute them, but they don’t cost very much.
A Licenceware disk should cost you less than £5, but as a rule the quality of the programs is much higher than many PD programs.
FREEWARE - With Freeware, there are no restrictions. And you can copy it as many times as you like, and pass it on to friends or upload it to Bulletin Boards.
HYPNOSIS AGA JORVIK PD DIVI0204 Kicking in like a Bund girl on Aspirins. Hypnosis thumps to a throbbing rave beat which is strangely enjoyable even to the most devout Perty Como fan. And after the recent Brussels summit, where a law was passed making it compulsory to have the word ‘Techno’ flashing on the screen in rave demos. Hypnosis successfully integrates the EC rule with some excellent images of upward scrolling skies and silhouettes of dancers and bears (was it Yogi Bear that said: "a rinkv dinky..."? Oh. Never mind). Certainly better than average.
Alun iiniiuivi JORVIK PD DM0208 Vectors aren’t the most exciting things in the world. We're not talking Ferraris or lager here.
But when they're done well, you can enjoy them.
"Now there's a vector.” is perhaps a comment you could make. Aluminium positively ripples with them, and one even has its own news page. Outness (presumably Guinness) News which proclaims on April 24. 1993 that this particular fellow has 102 -S' i !
; ¦ % Rendered in Imagine 2. This, whatever it may be, is the undoubted high point of the Aluminium demo.
RAY WORLD AGA mtJOMCiM CYNOSTIC PD D0578 It must be said lhat quite what this is all about remains something of a mystery, if indeed it's about anything at all.
A robot wanders through various scenes including a park and what appears to be a bar.
Visually Huy World AGA is amazing. Interspersed are some of the now seemingly mandatory images of naked women. (Don't ask me why. I'm only the reviewer.) This is kind of a shame because the rest looks excellent. Oh, and a cube a la Rubik turns up at one point.
The music has a pounding beat and an oddly urgent quality which complements the visuals nicely. Quirky, but worth a look.
LUIIUE FINGERS Let his fingers do the walking.
Sarnies in his knapsack, packet of mints in his pocket, our intrepid Stephen Bradley has been questing in the far-flung regions of the PD Demo Zone. Read his invective on vectors and his ravings on robots.
VISAGE PD D257 Spaceballs brought you State of the Art and now they're giving you Nine lungers. Charming eh? And if One finger is good enough to eat then nine are a positive feast. Put together by lots of people who all seem to be called Hanson, this is a demo from the top drawer with a funky tune and some wicked (that's the right word isn't it?) Visual effects - folk in checked shirts raving and Chinese writing. Well worth viewing.
TELESCAN l ike running through a hotel corridor with Chit- playing at an unreasonably loud level is perhaps the only way to describe the intro to this demo.
There's plenty of movement, some rather pleasant dotscapes and kaleidoscope effects interspersed with odd stills - one is an image of Einstein. A long demo with a whole pile of effects, far too numerous to mention. You could do much worse than take a peek.
Sufficiently to produce the quaintly monikered Attack, which involves an aeroplane, a missile launcher and a bloke with binoculars and a gun.
In true Henderson style, everyone ends up pasted. A stealthy fighter craft is attacking a base Next week on Blue Peter, Lily will be showing you how to make this robot out of a Cornflakes packet.
A young robot searching, searching, searching.
But what for? Perhaps the bloke down the pub knows? A visual delight with a scorching backing track. Origin seems to have some sort of narrative thread (a robot going underground and getting into a jam - boom, boom) until a psychedelic woman appears with flowers in her hair - a dream sequence? Vou won’t rave to this in your bedroom but you might sit down and watch it with your Grandma (not).
TOP lO DEMOS Every month, we peruse the best seller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it's the turn of; VISAGE COMPUTING PD WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN THIS ISSUE VISAGE PD, 18 Station Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 SLD, 0602 444501.
TELESCAN COMPUTER SERVICES, PO Box 1, Thomton-Cleveleys, Lancs FY5 1SH. 0253 829292 CHOICE SOFTWARE. 144 London Road. Highfields.
Sheffield S2 4LT, 0742 SSS894.
This is essentially a collection of 13 short intros to demos. Looking for a few examples? You could do little better than view this mixed basket.
Cocaine features snowmapped cubes and Beavis and Bullhead headbanging while Ttmhran is as dull as our current beloved Prime Minister, and the Melon demo is like The Avengers on acid - quite fantastic; worth getting for the tune alone.
BEYOIUD BELIEF AGA TELES CAM Wow! A demo that isn't backed by a rave track. In fact, it could almost Ix- a Shakatak tune, although it's credited to Deelite. There are some nice snowmapped ellects here and decent use ol colour with a fractal section where the words 'Intel but finds an equal quarry, not in the missile launcher, but the bloke from the Milk Tray adverts with his rocket gun. With the volume turned up. This sounds great and is an excellent addition to the Henderson kid's collection.
ESSENTIAL COLLECTION *1 outside' arc zoomed through to quite marvellous effect. Beyond Belief AGA is rather short, and a tad random, but reasonably good.
EMPTYHEAD CHOICE SOFTWARE Strong on dots, vector and bass guitar, ibis AGA demo from Rednex fails to inspire. The reasonable effects are interspersed with some fairly useless text interludes you either don't get time to read or can't understand. Still, the fishes and the aeroplane are entertaining. Almost.
FULL IVIOOIU VISAGE D261 Despite a promising backing track, the various fractals, dots, and vectors don't add up. The obligatory drawing of a semi-naked woman is included, but hill Moon AGA disappoints.
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SEEK BUT NOT Paul Young, Lowestoft, Suffolk I use the Seek and Destroy virus killer to check the disks 1 get every month. When I got a copy of TransWrite I made a back-up copy which I use instead of the original. However, while checking the original copy, I found that it contained a virus called the Lamer Exterminator. I then killed the virus with Seek and Destroy, well, 1 thought it had.
The next month I checked the original disk again only to find the same virus had seemingly reappeared on the disk. I had not used the disk since the last time I checked it so how can I get rid of the virus for good?
Seek and Destroy is pretty good, but you would be better off with a more up-to-date virus killer such ¦IV1AGIIUE ALL THE ARCHIVES Donovan Hutchinson. Belfast I got an A1200 with a 60Mb hard disk for Crimbo and I use Workbench 3.01 have now purchased several PD disks and most of them are fine, except one set of seven disks called 3D Objects and Textures. These are from 17 Bit software and are, supposedly. Imagine format.
Each disk has several LHA files on it which will not load into Imagine I am supposed to extract the files using an LHA command or something but I as Virus_Checker 6.28. Lamer is a very old virus which should have died out years ago.
IF YOU HAVE A QUERY... W At Amiga Fort V? RL we aim to ans 4 ' many questioi It is important to check through all your disks when you get hold of a new virus killer, just to be sure. In the meantime you can kill the virus by re-installing the disk with the virus on.
ANNOYING NOISE David Cowley, Isle Of Man Several of my disks have somehow got read-write errors. I have tried all my virus checkers and killers and all I get is a couple of funny noises before being forced to switch off my Amiga.
It is very annoying when your favourite games and things don’t work. I feel that my A500+ is being wasted if I can’t do my favourite things on it.
Please help a 10-year-old Amiga user in despair.
It is difficult to tell from such a brief description of the problem, but it sounds very much like your problem is neither a virus nor faulty disks, but a knackered internal drive. You can get a new internal (perhaps a Power XL High Density) drive or have the original fixed. There are plenty of repair places advertising elsewhere in this mag.
SEEDY CONNECTIONS Ben 'The Beer God’ Majfin, Wallasey, Merseyside As I own an A1200 I like to go around advertising this to Mega Seedy owners but lately they have been reminding me of my unfortunate position in Continued overleaf » can't find anything in the Shell to do with LHA. I have Directory Opus, but the LHA add thing doesn't work. What should I do? Also, how can I view Imagine quick render files after I have moved them from the RAM disk to my hard drive?
P. S. Marcus is a dead-on old mucker.
P. P.S. I only get £2.50 pocket money per week The disk that you
have has got Imagine objects and textures on it but they are
compacted to save space on the disk. They have been com
pressed with an archive program called LHA which is pretty
fast and provides an impressive level of compression. If you
have Directory Opus its very simple to extract all the files,
you just select the archive file and click on the Arc Ext
button. The files will then be extracted to the destination
directory.
If you don’t have an up-to-date version of Opus you will have to get hold of the LHA program. It is Public Domain and very simple to use. For a list of the options, just enter the Shell and type LHA and press Return. The program will then list all the parameters which can be supplied and explains them.
P. S. Marcus won't thank you for pointing out that he's old.
P. P.S. I don't get much pocket money, either.
At Amiga Format we aim to answer as many questions as we possibly can every month, and hopefully to sort out all your problems.
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Unlike some magazines we won't Just concentrate on the areas of expertise we are most familiar with, we will take on any problem (as long as there is an Amiga involved). We have even enlisted the help of Commodore's Chief Engineer for those particularly tricky questions. As you will appreciate, we do get a lot of questions. If you want to get yours noticed, here are a few tips:
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Nol having a CD drive to call my own. I lotally, definitely need one of these for my Amiga but.
Looking tiirough your magazine I see very little about a CD-ROM drive or the possible link-up for the very successful CD32. Would it be possible for you to shed a little 24-bit true colour light on the likelihood of Commodore producing a CD-ROM drive for the A1200?
To the point.
Unfortunately the situation is that Commodore are 'reconsidering' the feasibility of producing a CD32 add-on for the A1200. Their reasoning is that it will probably cost as much as the CD32 did in I he first place.
The good news is that Microbotics are producing an interface for the CD32 which will give it standard Amiga ports at the back. Using this interface it may be possible to use Pamet to link the CD32 to the A1200.
If you just want a CD-ROM drive (but no CD32 games) all you need is an SCSI interface and any common or garden CD-ROM drive.
BUDGET DRIVES Hadley Trainis, Ilford. Essex I have been looking for a second-hand external
3. 5-inch double density disk drive for about a year and a half,
but have had a lot of difficulty tracking one down.
If it is possible, could you please give me the telephone numbers and addresses of any shops that you know that could help me? I want to get a second-hand drive because I am only 12 years old, and I do not get enough pocket money to buy a brand-new disk drive.
A NEW IMAGE D J Abraham. Stockport, Cheshire Just over 12 months ago I invested in an A600.
Having become more and more interested in the animation capabilities, I wish to increase my overdraft and purchase a more powerful Amiga.
My bank manager said £1500 would be my limit What would be my best option if I wanted to use the machine for video editing and ray-traced animations? What is the potential for expansion?
Also, please could you explain what the 030 and 040 suffixes mean when linked with the A4000 in your adverts and articles?
OK: sell your A600. Buy an A4000I030, get an FPU and buy enough SIMMs to give you 10Mb of memory. Depending on the quality of your video equipment you should then look at something like Editmate from CamLink, which will be able to automatically compile your tape sequences (check out the review in AF54). That should leave you just about enough money to invest in some decent software fAdorage, ADPro, etc ) and maybe even a cheapo 24-bit card (see AF55). The 030 and 040 are two different versions of the Amiga 4000. The Qwhat connectors are used on the ribbon cable for the internal hard drives on
the A4000 and A1200?
A They are IDE devices which take a standard IDC 40-way socket on each end.
Ql am considering buying a monitor. Can you tell me what I should look for?
A If you are buying new. It is worth looking at the Commodore 1940 and 1942 monitors because they support all the Amiga screen modes. If you are getting another type of monitor you should make sure that it accepts an analogue RGB signal and can handle horizontal scan rates of 15.6kHz to 31.4kHz. Many monitors will not handle the lower frequencies which are required for a low-res screen. This can be a problem, although there is a utility on Workbench called VGAOnly (stored with the monitors) which will attempt to force all screens into higher scan rates, but it is not 100 per cent successful.
Ql am considering buying a maths co-proces- sor. But can you tell me the difference between a PGA 68882 and a PlCC 68882? Is one of them better for golf games?
Ain operation there is no difference at all between the two devices you mention. There is. However, a difference in how you install them.
The PGA device is not designed for playing golf games. PGA stands for Pin Gate Array, which means that underneath the chip are lots of pins that fit into a socket.
I haven't heard of anywhere selling second-hand disk drives. You wouldn’t really want one anyway.
The best thing to do is to stive up your money and go to a show, where you can often pick up external drives for £40. You certainly won't see anyone advertising such a thing in AF. But you could check your local papers if you haven't got the money.
H you want to be able to produce Images like this then It*s best to upgrade to an A4000 030 or A4000 040.
Machines are identical apart from the processor cards, one of which has a 68EC030 (no Memory Management Unit) on board, while the other uses a full 68040. The A4000I040 runs about eight times faster than the A4000I030.
Oh. The other difference is the price.
The PlCC (Plastic Leadless Chip Carrier) device has no pins, but the edges of the chip have connect or pads. These chip types are incompatible - you can only put a PGA chip into a PGA socket so check which type your system has a socket for before you buy (sometimes both sockets are provided).
Q How do I copy my Uridium Coverdisk?
A The short answer is - you don't.
Sometimes the game demos on our disks use special formats. In the case of Uridium this was necessary as part of the continuous loading system. In these cases it is impossible to make a copy of the disk using Workbench. There is nothing we can do about this, but I do apologise for not pointing it out in the instruction. We will do so in future.
Qls it possible to buy a sampler that could sample a five-minute song on a standard Amiga without a hard drive?
A Assuming that you had the full 1Mb available that gives you 1084576 bytes. You want an eight-bit sample over 300 seconds. That would give you a sample rate of (1084576 [300x8])= 437Hz. With this bandwidth you could easily sample for five minutes, as long as it was a rhino farting contest or a very deep bass guitar you were sampling. If you don't have any of these things, don't worry, because that is what they would sound like when you played them back.
Realistically you need a sample rate of at least 4kHz for quite low quality sound. Sorry.
TOTALLY BLITZED I was trying to make a stand-alone file of the Blitz Basic 2 Coverdisk on disk so I don’t have to load Blitz every time.
However, all it does is ask for a filename and then compile normally and not to disk. Is it because the part of Blitz concerned has not been included on the Coverdisk and is only available if you buy it?
Yes. In order to create an executable file (one that runs directly from Workbench) will need the full version of Blitz Basic 2. It is available from the Amiga Format Mail Order department at a discounted rate of £49.95. See page 14-1.
LEW'S CORNER By Lew Eggebrecht Commodore's Chief of Engineering To test if your games have a problem with the AA chips, set your Workbench to an ECS-com- patible mode and depth (such as PAL hires or PAL Hires Lace, and no more than 16 colours) and save the preferences. Then boot the A1200 with the mouse button held down to bring up the Boot Menu screen.
Go to Display Options and select Enhanced or Original to boot the A1200 with AA disabled. Now try to start your games to see if they work.
If the games still do not work, it is possible that they take over the system in a manner which happened to allow a SCSI drive to work but cripples an IDE drive. It is even possible that the game writers are writing directly to undocumented SCSI hardware registers. Also try changing the max transfer rate.
Igsis ¦ roggiB e~ Eaa k ]S3S! ¦¦¦¦) «•*"¦ ¦¦¦I I have tried to install several hard disk-installable (hd) multidisk games on my A1200 with IDE drive and their graphics are corrupt. The game companies concerned have told me their the Amiga to boot up. You should make copies of these disks (see the Coverdisk section - pages 8-13
- for more information on how to do so.). The Deluxe Paint disks
contain a rather excellent paint package. Try putting the disk
in the drive anil then turning your machine on - the program
should load and run automatically.
When we refer to a blank disk in the magazine, we mean a disk which does not contain any files. It could be formatted or unformatted depending on the context. I suggest you read the documentation that came with your machine.
SICK CHIP My bog standard A600 is about a year old and has given me no trouble at all until recently. About a week ago. It started to crash frequently, but it would reboot without any trouble, so it was still usable and I didn't wTorry too much about it.
Now, however, it will not boot up at all.
Regardless of whether or not there is a disk in the internal drive, all I get is a bright orange screen for about seven seconds, the caps lock LED flashes once, followed by a dark screen for one second, then back comes the orange screen, and so on.
Can anything be done, or is this a good excuse to buy an A1200?
Oh dear, how sad. Never mind. You have got Chip RAM problems. One of the RAM chips is faulty and since they are all surface mounted you have no chance at all of fixing it yourself. You could send it off to be repaired, but unless you choose a Continued overleaf «¦ Pixel Pro is not only a particularly useful design tool, but it can also solve your file format problems.
MIGRATING MIC Fausto Romeo, Brussels, Belgium As I happen to be both an Amiga user and a fan of aviation technology, I couldn’t resist designing a detailed 3D model of the MIG 29 Fulcrum with Sculpt Animate 4D.
The only problem is that although Sculpt Animate 4D is a very powerful tool for object design, it turns out to be quite lacking when it comes to rendering a fully-fledged image complete with texture mapping and realistic shades.
But haring discovered the stunning rendering potential of Imagine 2.0, thanks to AF5T s Coverdisk, I attempted to load the MIG 29 into all of Imagines editors after I saved it as a Scene in Sculpt. However, I found out (to my dismay) that I cannot do so - it cannot be loaded into the program because it isn’t a so-called ‘IDDD’ file.
So, is there any way to ‘translate’ the file into a format accepted by Imagine?
I am sure that there must be a way to do this, because I know that a program such as Caligari 24 accepts Sculpi-made objects (although it renders them in a very unusual way, omitting nearly half of the risible faces).
I bet there are utilities which are able to convert objects into different formats. Although I would be ready to design the MIG 29 from scratch with Imagine, a solution to the above mentioned problem would save me a lot of work!
The solution is a program called Pixel Pm which will quite happily convert objects between different formats, including Sculpt and Imagine. It is available from llobbyte (0727 856005). However, it will not be able to translate brush maps and other attributes so these will have to be added once you have loaded the object into Imagine.
ERROR IIU THE SYSTEM Af Smith, Dundee, Scotland I own an Amiga 600 and an external floppy drive.
When I got my A600, I decided to change Workbench 2.05 to suit myself.
However, before running a program (Quickgrab, for example,) it frequently accesses the WB disk and comes up with a ‘guru’ message: Recoverable Alert. After I press the LMB. It tells me that the program Ramlib has failed (error no.
80000004), and I get the chance to either Reboot or Suspend. The alert also states error: 0003 8007, Task: 0001 9F00.
Hmm. The guru message you are getting is an 'illegal instruction’ error. Basically the machine has tried to execute a piece of code which is complete nonsense. Unfortunately, Ramlib is one of the resident commands stored in your Amiga's ROM. This leaves us with two possible causes: either your ROM has developed a fault (which is exceedingly unlikely, though possible) or another piece of your Workbench software is corrupt.
Have you tried making another copy of your original Workbench disk and booting up from that?
If you have made a lot of changes to Workbench it is possible that, with all the reading and writing to the disk, a file may have become corrupt or you may have deleted an important one (a library perhaps) which is needed.
I suggest you try gradually recreating your Workbench environment from scratch to find out what exactly is causing the problem.
FASTER, FASTER, FASTER... Simon Shorrock, Skipton, North Yorkshire You say that adding 32-bit Fast RAM to an Amiga 1200 speeds up ‘operations' quite a bit. Does this mean that the frame update rate on games such as FIGP and Wing Commander will be quicker, and if so, is one megabyte enough?
Do these games benefit from a maths co-processor, and if not, what exactly does?
First off: yes, yes, yes, and yes.
The 32-bit Fast RAM added to your system will give you an average speed increase of about 200 per cent. This is because all the memory caches and so on can be accessed by the CPU without having to hang around waiting for the custom chips to have their go at the memory. Some games are written to lake advantage of any speed benefits of your computer. For example TGPwill give a better animation frame rate.
A maths co-processor speeds up maths operations (strangely enough). It will show the greatest speed increase on intensive mathematical software, such as rav-tracers, spreadsheets and fractal programs. Some games benefit from a maths co-pro, especially when they involve vector graphics.
DISK DILEMMA Odilla Smith I got an A1200 for Christmas and I am haring lots of trouble pushing my disks in. Are the Workbench disks blank or is there something on them? And what about the Dpaint disks?
No. The Workbench disks are most certainly not blank. They contain the information which allows games are hd-mstallable but won’t work with IDE mechanisms. Is this true? Is there a technical reason? Why was no- one told before?
Lew says: In general, hd-inst- allable software should work similarly whether they are run from either IDE or SCSI devices to the point of even being called SCSI device.
If your games are ECS-com- patible games that do not take advantage of AA and they work when booted from a floppy but not when booted from the hard disk, it is possible that the games are not really compatible with the AA chipset.
When you boot from your hard drive or any other 3ji Workbench, the AA chip features are enabled by the V39+ Setpatch command.
Fixed price repair centre it will cost you almost as much as a new machine. It looks like the A1200 might be the best option.
NOT INSTALLED AT ALL In depth explanation INPUT DEVICES Bryn I Edwards, Holyhead, Anglesey I am the (now not-so) proud owner of an A1200 with a '209Mb hard disk. 1 have die standard 2Mb RAM. I purchased the Amiga from Silica Systems, because I was anxious to purchase a Commodore-approved hard disk upgrade.
Upon obtaining the machine I was surprised, but not initially worried, to discover dial I was not supplied with the install disk but with GVP's Faaast Prep. Program instead. Still, I thought, why worry?
It’s official... My first problem was data corruption.
Programs of above a certain length either installed correcdy only on disk or did not install at all.
Following your handy tip in AF55 I used the GVP program to adjust the MAX Transfer rate. A miracle! Wordworth now installed properly. Joy!! Like a lunatic I set about installing all my favourite programs on to my hard disk. Then disaster!
1 sought to install my upgrade of X opy on to the hard disk. I attempted to do this via the old click-and-drag routine (C T had worked splendidly on my old A600 HD). However, I loaded the floppy via Workbench, opened up the Workbench drawer on the hard disk and tried to drag the X-copy icon in to it. To my horror the Workbench drawer icon also moved. The message: ‘Cannot copy Workbench on to W orkbench' was flashed at me. It was impossible to stop the operation. The result? The Workbench drawer was re-labelled N-Dos. I had to boot from the floppy to re-start the machine.
I could not get any result out of clicking on what had been the Workbench drawer on the hard disk so I formatted the disk, and attempted to reinstall Workbench using Faaast Prep. I can't. I’ve tried getting Workbench back on to the disk using ‘point click and drag'. The result, as you’ve guessed. Is rubbish. How can I re-install Workbench on to my hard disk?
You should really have got a Workbench installer disk when you purchased the Amiga, and in your position I would contact Silica and ask for one.
There is one available in the Public Domain now.
Clicking and dragging is not going to achieve much more than getting you frustrated. You could copy all the liles across using the time-honoured Shell method: Copy DFO: ? HDO: ALL QUIET with Workbench in the internal drive. You can then copy over the contents of the other disks, too, but you may need to edit your startup sequence to reconfigure Workbench to run from the hard drive. A word of caution: make sure that when you reformatted your drive you made it bootable.
DISK MASTERED D Wjoslin, Fiddington, Somerset Congratulations on your Coverdisk, Disk Master 2.
It is a most useful program. However, I am experiencing one problem with it I can’t save the edit function. I installed the software by dragging the icon on to my hard disk. It seems to load and run OK, and because I have plenty of space I haven’t bothered to delete anything.
I followed the instructions you gave for installing the edit program and sure enough it appears at the bottom of the command window.
1 Joysticks are the most simple of input devices.
They consist of little more than five switches which control up. Down, left right and fire. The nine-pin D-type connectors used are a relic from the days of the Atari VCS console of the early '80s.
2 Analogue joysticks bear more resemblance to a mouse than a traditional joystick. These devices respond proportionally to the movement of the stick, enabling more precise control of programs such as flight simulators and the like. The analogue joystick uses a variable resistance to indicate the position of the stick to the machine.
3 A mouse is slightly different to a joystick. The two buttons are simple switches that work just like a joystick trigger. Information regarding the movement of the mouse is transmitted as pulses of directional and quadrature information. This data originates from (usually) light sensors in the mouse, which count the notches in two spinning disks. The disks are connected to axles which move when the ball on the base of the mouse is moved.
4 A graphics tablet is of great use to artists and people involved with Computer Aided Design.
A pen' or 'puck' is moved over a rectangular base.
A sensor in the pen locates itself by detecting electronics embedded into the base of the tablet Graphics tablets on the Amiga are usually connected via the serial port and require driver I have tried absolutely every way I can think of to save it, and there was even some disk activity, but on re-booting it seems that the program is no longer there.
I would be very grateful if you could tell me where I am going wrong. Disk Master 2 is a very useful program which I would like to be able to use properly.
Software (normally supplied) to translate the incoming data into pointer movements.
5 The keyboard has not remained the same on all Amiga models. In fact. The early A500 keyboard is radically different to that of the A1200. It used to contain sophisticated intelligent electronics but it was bad enough having a computer that was smarter than the user, without having the keyboard joining in too. The keyboard works on a multiplexed matrix system. Each key creates a unique code which is then transmitted to the computer via a six-wire connector.
6 A trackball is a mouse replacement. It works in exactly the same way as a mouse except upside down. The ball is a lot larger and is positioned on top of the device so the user can move it with his or her fingers. Originally developed for use in the arcade. (Does anyone remember Missile Command and Centipede?)
7 A light pen is another mouse replacement tool.
This device has a light sensor in the pen barrel.
When the pen is placed on the screen, it detects the pixel refresh. By doing some calculations, the Amiga is then able to work out where the pen is pointing. These devices were mildly popular in the '80s. But have faded from fashion because they were fairty inaccurate and required the user to sit at a very unsafe distance from the VDU.
OK. Don’t despair, just yet. You are not going too far wrong. When you bool up from a disk certain directories are set up as Workbench defaults and assigns are created automaticallv.
These directories contain some useful system files. For example, the Libs directory contains libraries, and Fonts contains fonts used by the system. While the S directory is used to store configuration and startup files.
This S directory is the default location for Disk Master 2 to save its configuration file - this is a file which tells it about the display options you have selected and lists the commands to put in the command window. When you run your copy of Disk Master 2 it will check here.
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Y = A1200 Compatible iDIGITA 'INTERNATIONAL Pat McDonald continues his series of workbench tutorials by explaining explains just how the Amiga actually processes your commands through the Shell.
InrntoD uction UP TO NOW. Nearly all you've learned involves pushing a mouse around a desk. For jusi using an Amiga, that's usually enough. But the Amiga doesn't really start with Workbench - it starts when it sees a disk that it can bool from (floppy, hard or PCMCIA). This initial process involves something called a Shell, which normally runs a command - LoadWb - which activates the Workbench. A Shell is turned off by running the command F.ndcli (well, you could use Endshell, but Endcli saves you typing).
Shells are pathways between the computer and you. The difference between a Shell and Workbench is that Shells only obey lists of commands typed in on the keyboard. These lists of commands, or scripts, can also be stored as files on a disk and run automatically, saving you a lot of typing for commonly used procedures. If you can't find your way around a keyboard, then learn before you attempt to get to grips with the Shell.
The posh term for Shell is an AmigaDOS Command Tine Interface. Before there were any Shells, there were CLIs.
Another major difference between Shells and the Workbench is that more than one Shell can Ire operational at the same time. So if you are planning on pushing your multitasking Amiga to the limits, then some knowledge of how to tell the Shell what to do is essential.
The good news - Shells are case insensitive, which means that it doesn't matter if you use big or little letters. “ENDCU” is the same as “eNdcH".
Also, if you press the cursor up arrow, your last command can be quickly edited.
The bad news - Shell is complex stuff for beginners. If you wanted to learn how to use the Shell to 100 per cent of its potential, it could take you a lifetime. In my opinion, the guy in the UK who currendy knows most is my old mucker Mark Smiddy. So if you want the full lowdown on how it works, get his book Mastering AmigaDOS 3, which is worth every’ penny of the £21.95 price. (Bruce Smith Books, ISBN 1-873308-08-6).
It's not light reading, more of a reference work. The only way to really appreciate Shell is to get your hands dirty and examine just how Coverdisks and other self booting disks are set up.
If you've used any other machine with a DOS (a Disk Operating System, such as CPM or MSDOS), then AmigaDOS should be fairly straightforward.
If. However, you are pretty new to computers and don't understand what a DOS is, then the best advice I can give you is to be very patient. It takes time. Also, don't get Shell confused with programming, Shell is a system to set up and run programs on the Amiga.
Programming is where you literally command the computer at every step of a complicated pro ces. Games are programs, word processors and other utilities are programs. Learning how to create them is very difficult indeed compared with learning how to use the Shell. Good Luck! O mm Most commonly-used Shell programs are kept in a special directory called C (short for Commands). Now. Because that's where a Shell expects to find commands as standard, that is where they are. So you don't need to type SystO and then the command - a Shell will expect to find them there.
SVS: is an Amiga shorthand name for The disk you have just booted up from', and 99 per cent of the time that's the Workbench floppy disk or a hard disk (assuming you are lucky enough to have acquired one). Again, this is a default - it's what the Amiga expects.
What is the point of this? Why would you want to run programs from the Shell, rather than clicking on a Workbench icon? Well, if you wanted a self-booting disk to automatically display an animation, you would normally have to write a custom startup-sequence.
Such a script would not actually contain the steps to display the animation - you would also have to find an animation player program, and put that on your autobooting disk too. I'll be coming back to this at a later date.
Another point (fairly minor these days) is that although most programs run from Workbench, a small minority HAVE to be run from a Shell, otherwise they just don't work.
The reverse of this - a program running from Workbench but not a Shell - is extremely rare.
Ignore Shell at your peril!
HOW TO TYPE COMMANDS INTO A SHELL WINDOW Iget to a Shell. Either hold down Ctrl and the D keys to abort the initial Shell, or double dick on a handy Shell icon from Workbench. You are using a copy of your Workbench floppy disk, aren't you?
Because if you mess up, I can't come around and sort it out.
2 The first word you type into a Shell is the pathname to a program. That means the name of the disk, any directories and the final name. If you don’t know what I'm talking about then check out last month's tutorial or your manual on pathnames.
Here, I'm running the Newshell program, which sets up a fresh Shell to type into. Press the return key (got an arrow with an L shape on it) to enter the command.
3 Click and drag the the two Shell's titlebars to sort out which one you are typing into. Unless you select a Shell (just dick anywhere inside it) then what you type will not be pumped into a Shell. So if no words appear, then either your keyboard is broken or your Shell hasn't been selected.
A FEW COMMONLY-USED COMMANDS OK, so writing a full startup-sequence is a tricky business. Here are some useful little commands to help you look around disks and find out more for yourself.
LIST ECHO The list command will produce a comprehensive listing of the drawer at which a Shell is looking. Although it produces useful information for a whole drawer (something that is a bit slower with Workbench IF you're a good typist) the listing isn't sorted into A-Z order. If you want an alphabetical listing, use DIR instead. Both commands can have a full or partial pathname added to look at a disk, drawer or file.
CD changes the directory that the current Shell is looking at. It can either have a pathname after it, or a slash ( ) or two. If you follow it with slashes instead of a pathname, then it will just go back a directory towards the root directory of a disk. The CD command saves you having to type a lot full disk names, directory names and file names.
You nearly always follow the Echo command with a message in quotes that gets printed on the screen. If you use it on its own (without the message in quotes), it just prints a blank line. Echo is hardly ever used from the Shell direct, but is commonly used in script files to tell the person using the Amiga what is going on.
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Type will print out a text file. If a file contains non-
printable characters, you may have to hit Return a couple of
times to get back to a prompt.
Execute is always followed by a filename. The file must be a text file containing proper Shell commands.
Getting script files to work properly is tricky but has to be done to set up your own disks to run automatically.
Setpatch should fix any known bugs in a given release of Workbench. It should be included in a startup- sequence script if it cures any problems - which it normally doesn't.
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To actually save changes (which may mean recopying your Workbench disk) then type X instead of Q. What you are looking at is a list of Shell commands
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Now you know why you need a book to appreciate every aspect of Shell.
6 Try this. Use the cursor keys and DEL or backspace to rub out all the " NIL" entries. This will display all the hidden system messages which are normally redirected to a disk called "NIL-". Nil doesn't really exist - think of it as an infinite limbo to dump useless messages. Although file redirection is very important I judge it cruel for you to jump before you can crawl, so I’ll go into more detail in a future issue.
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The EraseMode Function returns a value which may be used by one of the commands involved in Blitting modes. Using EraseMode as a Blitting mode causes a Blitted shape to erase a section of a Bitmap corresponding to the outline of the shape.
Statement: InvMode Syntax: InvMode Modes: Amiga Blitz The InvMode function returns a value which can be used by one of the commands involved in Blitting modes. Using InvMode as a Blitting mode will make a shape invert a section of a Bitmap corresponding to the oudine of the Blitted shape.
Statement: SolidMode Syntax: SolidMode Modes: Amiga Blitz The SolidMode function returns a value which may be used by one the commands involved in the Blitting modes. Using SolidMode as a Blitting mode will cause a given shape to overwrite a section of a bitmap corresponding to the oudine of the Blitted shape.
Statement: Queue Syntax: Queue Queue ,Max Items Modes: Amiga Blitz The Queue command creates a queue object for use with the Qblit and UnQueue commands.
What is a queue? Well, queues (in the Blitz 2 sense) are used for the purpose of multi-shape animation. Before going into what a queue is. Let's have a quick look at the basics of animation. Say you want to get a group of objects Hying around the screen. To achieve this, you will have to construct a loop similar to the following: Step 1: Start at the first object.
Step 2: Erase the object from the display.
Step 3: Move die object.
Step 4: Draw the object at its new location.
Step 5: If there ate any more objects to move.
Go on to the next object and then go to step 2.
Step 6: go to step I. Step 2 is very important, because if it is left out. All the objects will leave trails behind them!
However, it is often very cumbersome to have to erase every object you wish to move. This is where queues are of use.
Using queues, you can 'remember' all the objects drawn through a loop. Then, at the end ol the loop (or at the start of the next loop), erase all the objects 'remembered' from the previous loop.
Eel's have a look at how this works: Step I: Erase all objects remembered in the queue Step 2: Start at the first object.
Step 3: Move the object.
Step 4: Draw the object at its new location, and add it to the end of the queue.
Step 5: If there are any objects left to move, go tin to the next object, then go to step 3.
Step 6: Go to step I. This is achieved quite easily using Blitz 2’s queue system. The UnQueue command performs step I. and the Qblit command performs step 4.
The Queues command's purpose is to initialize the actual queue used to remember objects in. Queue must be told the maximum number of items the queue is capable of remembering, which is specified in the Max Items parameter.
Statement: Qblit Syntax: Qblit Queue ,Shape ,X,Y(,Excessonoff] Modes: Amiga Blitz Qblit performs similarly to Blit, and is also used to draw a shape on to the currently used bitmap.
Where Qblit differs, however, is in that it also remembers (using a queue) where the shape was drawn, and how big it was. This allows a later UnQueue command to erase the drawn shape.
Please refer to the Queue command for an explanation of the use of queues.
The optional Excessonoff parameter works identically to the Excessonoff parameter used by the Blit command. Please refer to the Blit command for more information on this parameter.
Statement: UnQueue Syntax: UnQueue Queue ].BitMap ] Modes: Amiga Blitz UnQueue is used to erase all 'remembered' items in a queue. Items are placed in a queue by use of the Qblit command. Please refer to Queue for a full explanation of queues and their usage. An optional BitMap parameter may be supplied to cause items to be erased by wav of 'replacement' from another bitmap, as opposed to the normal ‘zeroing out' erasing.
Statement: FlushQueue Syntax: FlushQueue Queue Modes: Amiga Blitz FlushQueue will force the specified queue object to be 'emptied', causing the next UnQueue command to have no effect.
Statement: QBIitMode Syntax: QBIitMode BLTCONO Modes: Amiga Blitz QBIitMode allows you to control how the blitter operates when QBIitting shapes to bitmaps. For more information on this command refer back to the explanation of the BlitMode command in Tutorial Five in t Titi.
Statement: Butler Syntax: Butler Buffer ,Memorylen Modes: Amiga Blitz The Buffer command is used to create a buffer object. Buffers are similar to Queues in concept, but operate slightly differently. If you have not yet read the description of the Queue command (above), it would be a good idea to do so before you go anv further.
Tlte Buffer related commands are very similar to the Queue-related commands - Buffer, Bblit, and UnBuffer, and are used in exactly the same way. Where buffers differ from-queues, however, is in iheir ability to preserve background graphics.
Whereas an UnQueue command nonnally trashes any background graphics, UnBuffer will politely restore whatever the BBIits may have overwritten.
This is achieved by the BBIil command actually performing two blits.
The first blit transfers the area on the bitmap which the shape is about to cover to a temporary storage area - while the second blit actually draws the shape on lo the bitmap. When the time comes for you to UnBuffer all those BBIits, the temporary storage areas will be transferred back to the disrupted bitmap.
The Memorylen parameter of the Buffer command refers to how much memory, in bytes, should be put aside as temporary storage for the preservation of background graphics. The value of this parameter varies depending upon the size of shapes to BBIited, and the maximum number til shapes to Ire BBIited between UnBuffers.
A Memorylen of I63S4 should be plenty for most situations, but mav need to be increased il you start getting 'Buffer Overflow' error messages.
Statement: Bblit Syntax: Bblit Buffer ,Shape ,X,Y[,Excessonoff] Modes: Amiga Blitz The Bblit command is used to draw a shape onto the currently used bitmap, and preserve the overwritten a tea into a previously initialized buffer.
For more information on bow buffers work, please refer to the Buffer command.
The optional Excessonoff parameter works identically to the Excessonoff parameter used by the Blit command. Please refer to the Blit command for more information on this parameter.
Statement: UnBuffer Syntax: UnBuffer Buffer Modes: Amiga Blitz UnBuffer is used to ‘replace’ areas on a bitmap overwritten by a series of Bblit commands. For more information on buffers, please refer to the Buffer command.
Statement: FlushBuffer Syntax: FlushBuffer Buffer Modes: Amiga Blitz FlushBuffer will force the specified buffer object to be 'emptied', causing the next UnBulfer command to have no effect.
Statement: BBIitMode Syntax: BBIitmode BLTCONO Modes: Amiga Blitz BBIitMode allows you to control how the blitter operates when BBIitting shapes to bitmaps. Please refer to BlitMode for more information .
Statement: Stencil Syntax: Stencil Stencil ,BitMap Modes: Amiga Blitz The Stencil command will create a stencil object based on the contents of a previously created bitmap. The stencil contains information based 011 all graphics contained in the bitmap, and may be used with the Sblit and ShowStencil commands.
Statement: Sblit Syntax: Sblit Stencil ,Shape ,X,Y[,Excessonoff) Modes: Amiga Blitz Sblit works in an identical way to the Blit command. And also updates the specified Stencil .
This is an easy way to render 'foreground' graphics to a bitmap.
Statement: SBIitMode Syntax: SBIitMode BLTCONO Modes: Amiga Blitz SBIitmode is used to determine how the Sblit command operates. Please refer to the BlitMode command for more detailed information 011 the blitting modes.
Statement: ShowStencil Syntax: ShowStencil Buffer ,Stencil Modes: Amiga Blitz ShowStencil is used in connection with BBIits and stencil objects to produce a 'stencil' effect. Stencils allow von to create the effect ol shapes moving between' background and foreground graphics.
Used properly, stencils can add a sense of 'depth' or ’three dimensionality' to animations.
In order to understand the following, it is recommended that the description of the Buffer command first be read, as stencils and buffers are closely connected.
So what steps ate involved in using stencils?
To begin with, you need both a bitmap and a stencil object. A stencil object is similar to a bitmap in that it contains various graphics. Stencils differ, however, in that they contain 110 colour information. They simply determine where graphics are placed on the stencil. The graphics on a stencil usually correspond to the graphics representing 'foreground' scenery on a bitmap.
So the first step is to set up a bitmap with both foreground and background scenery on it. Next, a stencil is set up with only the foreground scenery on il. This may be done using either the Stencil or Sblit command. Now. We Bblit our shapes. This will, of course, place all the shapes in front of both the background and the foreground graphics.
However, once all shapes have been BBIined, executing the ShowStencil command will repair the damage done to the foreground graphics!
BLITZIO This section refers to various Input Output commands available in Blitz mode.
It should be noted that although the Joyx, Joyy.Joyr, andjoyb functions do not appear here, they are still available in Blitz mode.
Statement: BlitzKeys Syntax: BlitzKeys OnlOff Modes: Blitz The BlitzKeys command is used to turn on or off Blitz mode reading.
Mode keyboard reading is enabled, the InkeyS function may be used to gain information about keystrokes in Blitz mode.
BLITZ TUTORIAL MARCH 1 994 © Statement: BlitzRepeat Syntax: BlitzRepeat Delay.Speed Modes: Blitz BlitzRepeat allows you to determine key repeat characteristics in Blitz mode. Delay specifies the amount of time, in fiftieths of a second, before a key will start repeating. Speed specifies the amount of time, again in fiftieths of a second, between repeats of a key once it has started repeating.
BlitzRepeat is only effective when the Blitz, mode keyboard reading is enabled. This is done using the BlitzKeys command.
Function: RawSlafus Syntax: RawStatus (Rawkey) Modes: Blitz The RawStatus function ran be used to determine if an individual key is being held down or not.
Rawkey is the rawcode of the key to check for. If the specified key is being held down, a value of-1 will be returned. If the specified key is not being held down, a value ol zero will be returned.
RawStatus is only available if Blitz mode keyboard reading has been enabled. This is done using the BlitzKevs command.
Statement: Mouse Syntax: Mouse OnlOff Modes: Amiga The Mouse command turns on or oil Blitz mode's ability to read the mouse. Once a Mouse On has been executed, programs can read the mouse's position or speed in Blitz mode.
Statement: Pointer Syntax: Pointer Sprite ,Sprite Channel Modes: Blitz The Pointer command allows you to attach a sprite object to the mouse's position in the cur- rentlv used slice in Blitz mode.
To properly attach a sprite to the mouse position. Several commands must be executed in tlte correct sequence. First, a sprite must be created using the l.oadShape and GetaSprite sequence of commands. Then, a slice must be created in which Continued overleaf » to display the spritc.A Mouse On must then be executed to enable mouse reading. Finally, Pointer is executed to attach the Sprite.
BLITZ TUTORIAL fTn Statement: MouseArea Syntax: MouseArea Minx.Miny.Maxx.Maxy Modes: Blitz MouseArea allows you to limit Blitz mode mouse movement to a rectangular section of the display.
Minx and Miny deline the top left corner of the area. Maxx and Maxy define the lower right corner. The MouseArea defaults to an area from 0,0 to 320,200.
Function: MouseX Syntax: MouseX Modes: Blitz If Blitz mode mouse reading has been enabled using a Mouse On command, the MouseX function may be using to find the current horizontal location of the mouse.
If mouse reading is enabled, the mouse position will Ix- updated every fiftieth of a second, regardless of whether or not a mouse pointer sprite is attached.
Function: MouseY Syntax: MouseY Modes: Blitz If Blitz mode mouse reading has been enabled using a Mouse On command, the MouseY function may be used to find the current vertical location of the mouse. If mouse reading is enabled, the mouse position will be updated every fiftieth of a second, regardless of whether or not a mouse pointer sprite is attached.
Function: MouseXSpeed Syntax: MouseXSpeed Modes: Blitz If Blitz mode mouse reading has been enabled using a Mouse On command, the MouseXSpeed function may be used to find the current horizontal speed of mouse movement, regardless of whether or not a sprite is attached to the mouse.
If MouseXSpeed returns a negative value, then the mouse has been moved to the left. If a positive value is returned, the mouse has been moved to the right.
MouseXSpeed only has relevance after every vertical blank. Therefore, MouseXSpeed should only be used after a Vwait has been executed, or during a vertical blank interupt.
Function: MouseYSpeed Syntax: MouseYSpeed Modes: Blitz If Blitz mode mouse reading has been enabled using a Mouse On command, the MouseYSpeed function may be using to find the current vertical speed of mouse movement, regardless of whether or not a sprite is attached to the mouse.
If MouseYSpeed returns a negative value, then the mouse has been moved upwards. If a positive value is returned, the mouse has been moved downwards.
MouseYSpeed only has relevance after every vertical blank. Therefore. MouseYSpeed should only be used after a Vwait has been executed, or during a vertical blank interupt.
Statement: LoadBlitzFont Syntax: LoadBlitzFont BlitzFont ,Fontname.font$ Modes: Amiga LoadBlitzFont creates a blitzfont object. Blitzl'onts are used in the rendering of text to bitmaps.
Normally, the standard ROM resident topaz font is used to render text to bitmaps. However, you may use LoadBlitzFont to select a font of your choice for bitmap output.
The specified Fontname.fom$ parameter specifies the name of the font to load, which MUST be in your FONTS: directory.
LoadBlitzFont may only be used to load eight by eight non-proportional fonts.
Statement: Use BlitzFont Syntax: Use BlitzFont BlitzFont Modes: Amiga Blitz If you have loaded two or more blitzfont objects using LoadBlitzFont. Use BlitzFont may be used to select one of these fonts for future bitmap output.
Statement: Free BlitzFont Syntax: Free BlitzFont BlilzFont Modes: Amiga Blitz Free BlitzFont 'unloads' a previously loaded blitzfont object. This frees up any memory occupied by the font.
Statement: BitMapOutput Syntax: BitMapOutput BitMap Modes: Amiga Blitz BitMapOutput may be used to redirect Print statements to be rendered on to a bitmap. The font used for rendering may be altered using LoadBlitzFont. Fonts used for bitmap output must be eight by eight non-proportional fonts.
BitMapOutput is mainly of use in Blitz mode, as other forms of character output become unavailable in Blitz mode.
Statement: Colour Syntax: Colour Foreground Colour],Background Colour] Modes: Amiga Blitz Colour allows you to alter the colours use to render text to bitmaps. Foreground colour allows you to specify the colour text is rendered in, and the optional Background colour allows you to specify the colour of the text background. F?
The palette used to access these * colours depends on whether you are in Blitz mode or in Amiga mode. In Blitz mode, colours will come from the palette of the currently used slice. In Amiga mode, colours will come from the palette of the screen the bitmap is attached to.
Statement: Locate Syntax: Locate X,Y Modes: Amiga Blitz If you are using BitMapOntpul to ren- • der text. Locate allows you to specify the cursor position at which char- acters are rendered. X specifies a character position across the bitmap, and is always rounded down to a multiple of eigth.
Y specifies a character position down bitmap, which may be a fractional value, example, a Y value of 1.5 will set a cursor position one and a half characters down from the top of the bitmap.
Each bitmap maintains its own cursor position. The Locate statement alters the cursor position of the bitmap specified in the most recently executed BitMapOutput statement.
Function: Cursx Syntax: CursX Modes: Amiga Blitz When using BitMapOutput to render text to a bitmap, CursX may be used to find the horizontal character position at which the next character Printed will appear.
CursX will rellect the cursor position of the bitmap specified in the most recently executed BitMapOutput statement.
Statement: CursY Syntax: CursY Modes: Amiga Blitz When using BitMapOutput to render text to a bitmap, CursY may be used to find the vertical character position at which the next character Printed will appear.
CursY will rellect the cursor position of the bitmap specified in the most recently executed BitMapOutput statement.
Statement: BitMaplnput Syntax: BitMaplnput Modes: Blitz BitMaplnput is a special command designed to allow you to use EditS and Edit in Blitz mode.
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MORPHING IS THE one form of computer animation that seems to have entered the popular imagination and taken the strongest hold.
We are all familiar with advertising and music video images of faces that warp into new shapes and cars that transform into horses.
But desktop morphing (as opposed to the high-powered industrial variety) first took place on an Amiga back in 1987 when F.ric Graham's Scul il- Animate 3D program enabled the user to metamorphose an object from one key frame to another. Almost all 3D software since has been able to do this and Imagine 2 is no exception, so let's have a look at what it can do.
Imagine 2 can metamorphose objects in two wavs - from one Form object to another (from one version of an object to another, manipulated version of the same object) and from an object wrapped in one texture to the same object wrapped in the same texture with different parameters. Both methods depend on the beginning and ending states of the object having the same number of points, vertices and faces, in the same basic configuration.
MARCH 1994 The two tutorials on the following pages cover both methods. The first takes yon through the transformation of one Form (an apple constructed in the Forms F.ditor) to another Form (a banana).
The morph progresses through apple, banana, pear and orange then back to apple.
The second tutorial describes transforming the Tricera.ncw object (provided on the Imagine Coverdisk) using Drag Points and Magnetism so that it morphs in stages to a new warped state. The surface is also morphed from colour to colour and. Using the Disturbed Texture, from one surface quality to another.
Continued overleaf * MORPHING FROM ONE FORM TO ANOTHER 1 Start a New Project in your data disk or HardDisk Imagine Projects folder. Select the Editor Forms Editor and Object New giving parameters suitable for the Form you want to make.
In this case we will use 24 Points and 16 Slices, Two Former Views, Seal Top and Bottom End and X- Y Cross-Section. Make sure that you keep a note of all the points and Slices numbers you are using. For morphing to work the Forms you use must all have these parameters.
Shape the Form as required. (The Forms Editor was described in detail in Part 4 of these tutorials in AF56). Providing the number of Points and Slices are kept the same, any of the tools of the Forms Editor can be used including the variable or Key Cross-Sections.
For the apple the cross-section is left circular and both Formers are kept the same by using 90 Symmetry. The pear and orange are shaped in a similar way and saved as Forms.
3 The banana is shaped using the Forms Editor in a slightly different way. This time the Y-Z Cross- Section type is used so that the roughly hexagonal cross-section of the banana is shown in the Right instead of the Top View. The banana is broadly symmetrical around the X-axis so FS symmetry is used in the Front View. To get the bend in the Top View.
NoSym(metry) is used and the shape formed point by point. A spline system would be invaluable in the Forms Editor for this type of work.
L. L. (_ 5 No Bumpmaps are provided with the Coverdisk so you
will have to make your own using a paint program, such as
Deluxe Paint. Create a Bumpmaps drawer in your Imagine drawer
or data disk. Run Dpaint in Lo-Res 16 or 32 colour mode, and
set up a 15-colour transition from bright red (16,0,0) to
black. Make this a Range, select the Airbrush with a single
pixel brush, select Mode Cycle and spray a dense area of
random coloured dots over about a quarter of the screen.
Pick up a square brush about 100x100 pixels and save it as Irregular into the new Bumpmaps drawer.
Quit Dpaint and return to Imagine.
6 Select the orange again and return to the Attributes Requester. Click on the Brush 1 button and select the Irregular Bumpmap when prompted. In the Brush Requester that follows, select the Altitude button and Wrap X and Wrap Z. Click on the Transform Axes button and then click on the Site button. Adjust the Y size to 0.8. The Y-axis controls how much indentation is produced with the full range of colour intensities of the brush. Click Perform to accept the Y size, then OK to return to the Attributes Requester, and OK again to return to Detail. Save the object with its new attributes as
Orange.
7 The other fruit don't have the same type of bumpy and pitted surface as the orange, but if you are morphing them into an orange they must have the same bitmap applied in the same way to the surface because Imagine can't morph surface textures. However, it is easy enough to set the surfaces so that they don't show up on the banana, pear and apple.
To avoid the bumps showing set the Y axis to
0. 01 so that they are too shallow to register. To give the apple
and pear a little texture to their surfaces try using Y=
0.1-0.3 and a Roughness setting of 25 or 30. The banana should
be smooth.
9 Add will still be selected so click on the Actor Timeline again on frame two and then 11.
Choose the banana. In Object File Info make the Transition frame count equal nine (one less than the number of frames it covers). Repeat this process for orange (12-21), pear (22-31), and again for apple (32-40). The apple transition will have to be eight (only nine frames). The camera position should be changed to x=440. Y=-800. Z=400. Two lights should be added in (new) rows. Click in frames one and 40 of the (new) Actor row and choose Light Source.
Neither needs to cast shadows unless you add other objects to the scene. Position the lights at x=560.
Y=-580, z=800 and x=-460, y=-220, z=-780. The second light should be dimmer (R=15S, G=155, B=155) so that it just highlights the underside of the fruit.
4 Use Project DetailEditor and Object Load to load the orange Form to the Detail Editor to add a surface texture with Attributes. Pick the orange object and select the Object Attributes. Set the Colour to orange 255,116,0 the Specular Colour to 255,154,110 (to give pale orange specular reflections from the peel), Hardness to 60 and Roughness to 50.
To look really effective the orange also needs to have a series of indentations that are best produced using Altitude or Bumpmapping. A bitmap Brush wrapped around the object is used to provide a range of intensities that are interpreted by Imagine as various heights. Local shading and specular reflections are then used to give the impression of bumps and dents on the surface.
8It is time to start setting the scene. For this simple animation we will work with a plain black background and no other objects. Later you can try other setups. Move to the Action Editor. (The Stage Editor could be used but more control is given by the Action environment). Set the Highest Frame to 40.
Select the Add button on the User strip and click in the first frame of the Actor Subrow in the (new) row and again in frame one to make the apple bar operate on just one frame. Choose a Normal Object and select the apple. Accept the defaults in the Object File Info requester and the bar will be placed.
MORPHING TO A NEW WARPED STATE
* f L. ¦ * L. 'k L_ 1 Start a New Project in your data disk or
HardDisk Imagine Projects folder - select the Editor Detail
Editor and Object Load and load the Tricera.new object. Imagine
can only morph a single object in a group so the tricera has to
be Object Ungroup(ed) and then each part FunctionsZJoin(ed)
back to the main body.
IMAGINE TUTORIAL Use Shift to MultiSelect the body and one other part then Join repeatedly. This will lose the individual Attributes of these parts. The alternative is to morph each part separately which is too laborious for this tutorial. Save as Tricera.
2 Choose Attributes change the colour to something bright and click on Texturel.
Choose whichever Texture you like (for this tutorial we will use Camo). Modify the colour, spot size and spot distribution parameters and enter a Random seed.
Return to the Detail Editor and save as Triceral. Use Mode DragPoints and Mode Magnetic to transform the object a little (drag the tail out or enlarge the head). Use Attributes to change the colour and Texture parameters again (keep the same texture). For this example the colour, size and distribution of the spots was changed but the random seed was left exactly the same. Save as Tricera2. Repeat this process of movement of points, change of parameters and save with new name several times. It is possible to have all four of the Textures active with a different texture. As long as each one
remains the same type of Texture during the animation, they will all morph ¦ M Go to the Stage Editor to render a wire- ¦ frame preview of the animation (Animate Make) as described in the Animation Basics Tutorial Four in AF56. If that is OK do a full render in the Project Editor. Click on New subproject use Scanline rendering and LoRes Quarterscreen (as a trial before using more memory and time-intensive modes).
Select all frames to render using the Range and Generate buttons, then Make, Load and Play Loop to show the anim. The effect should be of an apple morphing dynAMIGAlly into a banana, into a pear, into an orange, and then back into an apple again, with surface colour and texture gradually transforming to match.
3 Set up a scene using the Action Editor as in steps 8, 9, and 10 on the facing page. Increase the number of frames if necessary, and if you have enough memory. Use the same parameters for Camera and Lights, placing the various versions of Tricera on to the Actor Timeline in the same way that each piece of fruit was placed with transition frames one less than total frames for each object. Render the wireframe preview in the Stage Editor and a test Scanline at Lores Quarterscreen. The result should be a Triceratops morphing into a series of shapes and colours, with expanding and contracting
coloured spots moving across its surface.
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A WORD FROM THE ED I GOT A letter from a Mr Paul Matthews this month. The lucky blighter has an Amiga 4000. I got an Amiga 4000 for Christmas which. 1 guess, makes me a lucky blighter too. But before you go on thinking how lucky Paul and I are.
Chew on this... We can't play Cannon Fodder.
It's not that we're crap at tongue- in-cheekily-violent-view-ed-from- above war games. It's the fact that we have an 030 processor with CPU caches, or something. Easy, you may think, just use the boot options to turn the CPU caches off. Disable the AGA chipset, and Bob is your, proverbial, uncle.
But apparently not. Paul has tried this, and many other attempts to 'degrade' his A4000.
All to no avail. Eventually, he called Virgin, who explained that Cannon Fodder doesn't work on an A4000. Neither does his copy of MicroProse's H-17.
I haven't tried either of diese games on my A4000. But 1 had noticed that Soccer Kid AGA, which I installed on my hard drive, tended to crash a lot. And I was looking forward to getting myself a copy of Cannon Fodder. As Paul, very accurately, says, we A4000 owners aren’t all Dwayne Dibbleys.
Some of us like to play games, too.
So Commodore and software houses, get your acts together.
Hey. We can live with having to play about with die boot options but please give its games that work on our £1.000 wonder machines.
CLUB CALL Could you please tell me how' I can find a local computer dub that allows Amiga users to join?
I reallv need the help of another knowledgeable Amiga user.
JE Cole, Maghull nsf gel yourself a copy of our sister magazine Amiga Shopper. They have a comprehensive list of Amiga user clubs from all around the country, and il's sorted by region, so you should have no trouble finding a club that is handy for you.
ODDS WON OUT Dear all at Amiga Formal, including all the chairs... I lost my bet, all right! Yes, I, Mr Charlie S Peterson, would like to confess to using Amiga Formal in an experiment!
The ’crap’ letter I wrote, which you published the end of, in Issue 56, w'as an offensive-to -you test. The purpose of the awful comments w'as to see if AF staff u'ould print something so near to the bone. Glad you didn’t.
Sorry guys!
Nick Veitch does look like the girl from the film Crash V Burn though.
I bet you 9-1 that you won't print this letter!
Charlie Peterson, Stevenage Oh dear! Thai’s twice in too months you've lost your ‘bet you uvii'l print this' bet.
Sorry, we had to edit all the really nice bits out of this letter, but to see them in print would have made our heads loo big.
We nearly always edit out the compliments to lei us gel more tellers on the page.
7. 15 FROM WESTON In your review of Upper Disk Tools in AF5t ,
you state that it costs £20 more than Disksalve. That means
that Disksalve can be bought for minus 5p as Upper Disk Tools
costs £19.95. Could you please tell me where I can get my copy
of Disksalve and 5p. If not a copy of Beneath a Steel Sky will
do.
Russel Fletcher, Weston-super-Mare Take your anorak off for a second and consider, if you will, the concept of poetic licence. Disksalve is PD, and is therefore classed as cosling nowl. Upper Disk Tools is a very reasonable £19.95. Now most people would, for the sake of convenience, refer lo this as £20. Hence Richard Bagnley's reasonable comment that one costs £20 more Ilian the other.
A copy of Beneath a Steel Sky will do wlml, exactly?
SYNDICATED So successful was your Syndicate Coverdisk, 1 am writing to see if you can add a new mission from the forthcoming data disk to your next Coverdisk.
I predict that if you carry out this request, many of your readers (some of them brand new') will be over the moon.
Matthew Scott, Northampton By George, I think he's got it.
Bullfrog were having a problem or two deciding what lo do with the Syndicate mission disk. If they were lo pul il through Electronic Arts' quality control procedure, then have il distributed by the normal channels, they would have had lo sell it for about £20. So they were keen to find a better way of getting it to the people who needed il.
The Syndicate users. The obvious answer: Amiga Format. Since we did the original Syndicate Coi’erdisk il makes sense for us to give the missions disk lo users.
That's exactly wlial we ll be doing. On our May issue lout late AprilI we will have a whole new mission on the Coverdisk, and inside that issue you'll find details of how you can gel hold of the complete version.
BLOBBY HELL!
As Blobby mania sweeps the country I was wondering it any software houses were planning new games based on Mr Blobby. Or even Blobby re-hashes like Blobby Blows, Blobby Fodder, Blob Marks. If this is so then send all the royalties to me because the only problem is that Noel Edmonds would get most of the money.
Alexander Ingram, Edinburgh An even bigger problem Hum Noel gelling all the cash las if lie's not already loo rich I would be Hie fact that such crap games could be allowed lo exist al all.
A plea lo any software house considering a Mr Blobby licence. Don't!
Except maybe a special demo of Cannon Fodder where you get to blow Hie sad sack of pink blancmange lo kingdom come. Now Hull is appealing.
T-SHIRTY In the Christmas edition of Amiga Formal you gave aw'av a free book of Hints and Continued overleaf Got a picture you're proud of? Send it in, see it in print and win an Amiga Format binder! Since Letters is where you get to contribute your words, we thought it would be the perfect place to see your pictures on display too.
The best image each month, the one on this page, will win a huge poster printout, courtesy of Max Graphics of Cardiff - worth a massive £80. Send your entries on a floppy disk to The Gallery, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW.
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They offer a full range of Amiga output services, including their Colossal Colour system which can print images right up to poster size.
Hoio to contact AMIGA FORMAT The best wav to get an answer from Amiga Format is to make sure you're addressing your letter to the right person (or indeed, department) in the first place...
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K5 Work BENCH If you have any problems with the technical side of your Amiga, with hardware or with serious software. Nick Veitch will try to answer you in the mag. Or, if you have any advice for others or any handy tips to share, send them in and you could win a prize.
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Readers' LETTERS The Letters pages are there for you to air your views and share your opinions; please remember not to ask questions that should be in Workbench! Marcus is looking for thought-provoking or entertaining letters, the shorter the better. Prizes are given for the best.
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Faulty COVERDISKS The disks are duplicated and stuck on the magazine by a separate firm which we employ. If you have a faulty disk, DON'T return it to us: send it enclosing an SAE, to: DISCOPY LABS. UNITS 2 8. 3, OMEGA TECHNICAL CENTRE, DRAYTON FIELDS. DAVENTRY. NORTHANTS NN11 5RT.
Tips. I noticed the article on page 34 saying that dot matrix printers can be used to transfer images on to T-shirts. It said the necessary stuff was available from Care Electronics, but there was no phone number. Could you please print their telephone number?
Keith Blohm, Liverpool 1VV certainly can. You can get in touch with Care on 1)923 672102. Their T-shirt printing ribbon enables you to print on to plain paper, then you simply iron the image down on to the fabric. Smashing!
THE LISTENING MAG Having bought Issue 5? Of your magazine, and read it from cover to cover, I have come to one conclusion.
You help your readers to save money.
I’m not referring to the price of the magazine which is great anyway. I'm referring to the content of the excellent Coverdisks. If it is serious software, some of it still retails at £30 plus (and some of it at much more - Ed) but we the readers obtain it for a mere £3.95. If it is a demo, we get a sort of try before vou buy' which can mean the difference between money well spent and money wasted. Not all retailers let you try software before you buy it.
Your reviews of hardware and software give details of whether they are a good buy or a bad one. It is for these reasons that the readers save money.
Lee Weston, Cheshire How nice of you to write. You have summed up. In a few short paragraphs, much of what Amiga Format aims to do. Add to what you've said, the facts that we try to entertain with interesting features and an amusing, but informative writing style; and that we not only try to educate toll.,. awful word), but also try to give our readers in formation which will help you get more use and enjoyment out of your Amigas, and you've defined everything we try in do in life.
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE I am writing to tell you that the group that released Star Trekkin' was The Firm, and to request the promised T-shirt. If someone writes in before me I will be very annoyed because this is my first real chance of winning anything from Amiga Format, despite entering every competition you've had for ages.
Michael Watson, Robertsbridge Well, this time you did will. A rather fine, and very exclusive Amiga Format pin badge and T-Shirt set are winging their way to you even as I write.
But I don't know why Tim offered a T-shirt for such an easy question, everyboity knows it mis The Firm. Altogether now: 'There's Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow... ‘ NO COMPARISON I write with regard to your review of our product Edit Mate in the Christmas edition of Amiga Formal. While, on the whole, the comments made in the review are quite fair. I feel that the comparisons with Gold Disk's Video Director are not.
Edit Mate can control two hardwired video machines, Video Director cannot. It must control one machine (usually the recorder) via infra red, which is considerably less reliable and accurate. Edit Mate supports the Panasonic five-pin edit terminal, and again Video Director does not. Neither of these points were mentioned in your comparison with Video Director, which seemed to have been made on the basis of price alone. Using Edit Mate with two hard-wired Panasonic machines, equipped with a synchro edit cable will produce results far superior to those possible with Video Director.
With reference to your comments regarding the need for an editing system that can control VCRs and insert Amiga graphics into the live footage; such a system is certainly desirable. However, it is not technically possible without a considerable amount of extra hardware.
The problem is that the genlock (required to overlay Amiga graphics on to live footage) varies the Amiga's CPU clock frequency in order to achieve synchronisation with the video source.
Unfortunately, Edit Mate and its stable- mates use the CPU clock to control the VCRs, and cannot reliably communicate with them if the CPU clock frequency is changed by the genlock.
Derek Wallis, Development Manager, Lambda Group PLC We welcome your comments on the review.
The comparison with Video Director was fair in our opinion. Very few people will have Iwo machines that support Ihc Panasonic or LANC protocols. The review only actually compared your product with Video Director in the aspect of value, a judgement which we feel still stands for the majority of Amiga users.
Thanks for the technical explanation of why il would be more difficult to include a genlock in the system.
PHOTO REALISATION My main interest is in photography, though this has taken a back seat since my Amiga arrived.
I chose the Amiga for its graphics capabilities because I want to be able to digitise my photographs and retouch and combine the images before sending them to a bureau for printing, or uploading them to a Bulletin Board. It sounds simple, but the more I read, the more confused I get about exactly what hardware and software 1 need.
I want to stay as near to photographic quality as possible, therefore I assume I would need a 24-bit digitiser.
But, as 1 understand it, just because I capture the images as 24-bit doesn’t mean I can view them as such, unless I get a 24-bit display card as well. This being the case it seems logical to me to combine these two functions on one card. Has this been done or have I got it all horribly wrong? I intend to use my Tamron Fotovix as a video source because it will allow me to use all my existing and future, slides and negatives.
My system consists of an Amiga 4000 030 with 2Mb of Chip RAVI and 4Mb of Fast RAM, a co-pro and 120Mb hard drive. 1 also have a second 120Mb hard disk and a 3.5-inch floppy drive from an old PC that 1 hope to install. I have the software package Brilliance, which should cope with the actual processing of the images. I know I'll need more memory, but what else do 1 need?
And, can 1 fit it inside my Amiga?
While I'm at it, are there any other still photographers who have been labelled heretics for daring to suggest using a computer to alter images as an alternative to traditional methods? For example montage and airbrushing? This is an attitude I have come across in local camera clubs and I would like to know if other photographers Amigaholics have had the same problem.
SA Killen, Belfast As an ex semi-pro photographer, I believe I am in a position lo say that the attitudes you have encountered, no matter how prevalent they may be, are the last gasps of a dying breed. Most camera clubs are full of ‘old school' photographers who only allend for Hie model nights anyway.
Take a look at virtually any advertising hoarding, and what you are seeing is electronically retouched photography. Take a look at Amiga Format covers 19.21,25, 27,32,33.40,43,44 and 53, too. They are all illustrated with electronically retouched and composited photographs.
Ten years from now, photographic film will he as culling edge as vinyl records are today, a recent memory, bill a memory all the same. Virtually all advertising and editorial photographs will be taken digitally - lo cut out the processing and scanning stages which all these images are subject to in the present printing process.
You are no heretic, people who do not accept your new approach are Luddites.
As for the kit you need to achieve the results you desire. Well, you are a long way towards what you need. As you say, you could do with some extra RAM. As much as you can afford, in fad. And get the extra 12UMh drive installed, you'll need il. But forget the 3.5-inch floppy - if il's from an old PC it's unlikely to be high density, so it won't be that much use. And you've already got one HD floppy drive on your machine.
Your comments about the nature of 24-bit graphics are more or less correct, bul because you have an A4000, you don't really need a 24-bit card to see true colour images.
Your Brilliance package also includes True Brilliance - it program which can handle 24-bit images, and display them in HAMS.
This screen mode, only available on Hie AGA Amigas IA12IIII and A4000) imitates Hie true colour display capabilities of a 24-bit Ivard, albeit rather slowly.
Your biggest problem is one of inpul.
Gelling 24-bit graphics into your machine is not as simple as you may wish. The best quality is achieved by having a print made and using a scanner such as the Epson GT-65U0. Bul very good results can he obtained by using a digitiser. The Vlab and Vidi Amiga 24 RT systems would be best for your purposes. Best of luck. O THE MAN AT THE TOP As well as running Commodore UK, David Pleasance also wishes to keep Amiga owners informed about what's going on. Send your questions to him at the usual Amiga Format address, and await the answers in this very column... DEAR MR PLEASANCE I am about to do a
HND in Computer Graphic Design which I can do on either a PC or an Amiga 4000 040. I have been a loyal Commodore follower since the C64 came out and then had an A500+. What advantages has the A4000 040 over a PC. It seems that everything I can do on an A4000 040 I can do on a PC for about £500 less?
Also how is the new RISC Technology going to affect compatibility with the A1200 and A4000 when new processors are being used?
What price will the new CD-ROM drive be for an A4000? Will Commodore be bringing out the MPEG module on a card that will fit an A4000 and will it be around the same price as for the CD32?
Mark Blow, Northallerton, N Vorks Thank you for your questions and for being one of an ever-increasing band of long-term loyal Amiga users.
The first major point to consider in comparing the two systems is the Amiga's multi-tasking facility. This has to be a major benefit when using your machine in time-intensive jobs such as when your machine is computing ray-traced animations or printing. In addition, many of the software packages and peripherals for Amiga are less expensive and far more user-friendly than on comparable systems.
Although it's true that Pcs can do much of what the Amiga can, features such as video and sound are standard within the Amiga make-up, not add-on cards, as in Pcs. For the near future. Real Time MPEG and JPEG and Transputer cards at realistic pricing will be only a few of the additional cards available to make many areas of graphics and video production quicker, simpler and very cost-competitive.
You mention new technology and how it will affect compatibility with the Amiga 1200 and 4000. Lew Eggebrecht, our vice president of engineering, has stated categorically that Commodore are committed to being downward compatible. By this he means that software and so on purchased now will work on all future generations of the Amiga, so long as they are OS legal.
To answer your final points in reverse order, the Amiga 4000 CD module is due late Spring 1994, and it is planned that the MPEG chipset will be fitted as standard in the unit prior to shipping, rather than on an internal card. This will naturally mean that all Amiga 4000 CD units will be Video CD ready.
A PLEA TO COMMODORE... Please pull your finger out and get the A1200 and A4000 CD32 drives out now. This will widen the CD32 user base immediately, and encourage software houses to produce more CD32 software and, therefore, persuade people to buy more CD32s, so ensuring that Commodore makes more money! Wake up and smell the coffee Commodore before I am forced to initiate a hostile takeover!
Tony Williams, Liverpool Many people have asked the same question of us, and believe me we have 'smelt the coffee' as you put it.
The 4000 CD drive will probably be available by late Spring.
Unfortunately I cannot give you any good news on the A1200 version yet. The problem is that currently there is no way that technically we can produce a CD drive that can also run Full Motion Video on the A1200. The CD32 has a completely different gate array to the A1200, which is necessary for FMV. I do not think it makes any sense to launch a CD drive which does not support Full Motion Video.
We had a massive response to our investigation into piracy in AF54. Hundreds of you wrote in telling us what you thought and just as many filled in our questionnaire. Here is a selection of points from readers on both sides of the piracy debate.
PIRACY sent the names and addresses of pirates operating in the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST).
John Loader. Senior Investigator at FAST told Amiga Format. "I rely on people to give me information about what’s happening. We need that information in order to act. The daily reports we receive enable us to go out and prosecute the pirates. We will be following up all the details supplied by Amiga Format readers. All information received is treated in confidence, and together we can beat the pirates."
So if you are one of the many pirates exposed by our readers expect that knock on the door soon.
The list of Amiga games which is openly available from a stall at Aberdeen Sunday marfcet. There are almost 1.000 Amiga programs listed. Details of the Scottish pirates' operation have been passed on to FAST.
TIME TO STAND AND FIGHT The article 011 piracy left me feeling sad that I will lie partly responsible for the downfall of the Amiga.
I am the sad owner of more than 400 disks full of illegal software (which I am in the process of formatting).
I have enclosed a copy of a software list which I acquired (OK. Stole) from the Aberdeen market stall where I got most of my illegal software (see picture above).
The other place in my area where I got software is a shop which is masquerading as a Public Domain club. If you ask nicely you get a folder which is chock-a-block with pirate games.
I now feel that it is the responsibility of each and every Amiga owner who cares about the future of the machine to stand up and light these people who could not care less if the .Amiga dies.
A wised-up Amiga owner, Scotland AMIGA GAMES LIST REFORMED CHARACTER I am 12 years old. I have had my A1200 for about five months and before that I had an A500 Plus for aboul two years. I have always had some pirated games, but I never really thought about the damage that I was doing until I started buying Amiga Format.
Now I have copied over all my pirated games and started to save up for new games.
RS, Doncaster I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT Being a relatively new Amiga owner I did not realise the harm I was doing by using pirate games, until I read the article on piracy. Now that the damage I am doing has been brought lo my attention I will immediately formal my current selection of copied games.
However. I feel that despite my resolve, the Amiga software industry will still decline because some people do not care, or cannot afford the price of Amiga games, let’s hope that other people can break the temptation to copy .Amiga games, and if this happens software companies can break the temptation to keep prices as high as they are.
Anon WHY I NEED THE PIRATES I use pirated software because games are too expensive in the sense that if I buy one and think it's an absolute crock when I get it home. I can't take it back to the shop and get a refund or swap it. If I do. I’ll be damn near accused of copying it. Also. 99.999999 per cent of shops won't let customers try out the game. All thcv want is our money .
I ni not advocating piracy . I'm protecting my own interests by not being ripped off and if dial wees on the fireworks of the software houses, well sorry .
I suggest selling demos similar to the Amiga Formal ('.overdisks. If you had the first two levels of a new game, with the instructions contained in a Workbench document, Mr and Ms Consumer would be safe in the know ledge that if they don't like the game all they have bought is an expensive blank disk.
Of my 20 pirate games. I ti are ones that I can't buy in the shops any more, which I had on my old A500.
Anon, Liverpool GIVE US MORE If software houses added a few good stickers or even a poster to the disk box it might tempt more people to buy games.
JG. Glasgow FLAWED LOGIC The software industry's argument that piracy forces price increases is dubious.
Most people who use pirated software seem to have a huge array of pirate games thev rarely play, and one or two legal games they play to death. There is probably a psychological reason for this.
If we get rid of piracy we should persuade the software companies to give us cheaper software, demos and after-sales support such as hug fixes.
PIRATE VIEW III could not get pirated software. I would not have bought an Amiga. I know about Id people with Amigas and we all use pirated software. Eight of my mates say they would not have bought their Amigas if it had not been for piraev.
Also, my mates have bought legal software for between £50 and £ 100.
Which means that if it wasn’t for piracy eight of us would not have an Amiga or have spent £500-000 on software. -Also, we wouldn't be buying Amiga Format.. The reasons we all use pirated software are:
1. Games are too expensive and the quality is poor. (A mate
bought himbarii RAC Rally for aboul £20 after reading a good
review. But it’s crap and we still laugh at him even now.)
2. It’s easy to get pirate games. I would leel very silly
spending money on something other people get for nothing.
3. I refuse to buy games that run the same on my A12(H) as on an
A500.
To stop the rot what we need are:
a) Much better games. Stop the plat- formers and give us more
ingenuity.
B) Lower prices.
C) A form of media that is more difficult to pirate.
D) More demos of games. These should he virtually free. For me,
pirated software is cheaper than a Coverdisk.
Anon YOUNG PIRATES I am a 13-ycar-old boy w ho gels £5 a week pocket money. I cannot afford to buy £30 games for my A500 Plus. I am against piracy , but there's no other way for me to gel games. Usually I swap games with my friends. Everybody my age does this. I just hope it doesn't bring the Amiga games scene to an end.
SK WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM - QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS Hundreds of you filled in our piracy questionnaire. One of the biggest surprises was that more than 75 per cent of you had either already stopped using pirated software or said you would do so after reading our feature.
The number of pirated disks you own varies immensely. Most of you own between 10 and 20, but one person has 1,500 cracked (pirated) disks, and a reader from Sweden has been collecting pirated software since 1984 and has 3,000 games for the C64 alone.
Most of you don't pay more than the cost of a blank disk for your pirated software and get your games from friends. The committed pirates (the ones who intend to continue using pirated software) get their disks from a variety of sources including computer clubs, car boot sales, PD shops, mail order, Bulletin Boards, and in one case from an offshore oil rig computer club. One person even claims to get his disks from the shop assistants at his local games store.
Many of you claim you use pirated disks as a 'demo' and bought the commercial game if you liked the pirate copy. Most of you say you use pirate software because games are too expensive and or too crap.
Most of you think that £15-£20 is a fair price for an Amiga game, with just a handful saying that £25 and £30 is reasonable, while many readers want game prices to be fixed at under £10.
IN THE ARMY I'm serving with the British Forces in Cyprus and the piracy out here is awful.
There are no computer shops as such, just outlets selling pirated software. Even the NAAFI shop sells pirated software.
ANGRY PIRATE Stop boring us with this crap. Piracy has been going on for years. Half of the Amiga Formal editorial team probably have copies of records, Cds and videos, so it makes you not much better than us.
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This is to all pirates from a pirate, in two years I have bought one game. If everyone goes out and buys, yes buys, one or two of their favourite games this year (1994), that would be a few million extra copies of the games sold. Keep the .Amiga alive! Without you buying games the Amiga will die. Buy just one or two games a year! It won't break you. But it will give the Amiga the breath of life.
These screens are from a Skid Row pirate version of Robocod sent in by a reader. The screen goes on to giv. Contact numbers for pirate Bulletin Boards in Britain. Europe and the United States. This form of piracy is not harmless fun, bt t fi international industry.
I am attempting to stop my own copying. If there are are any crackers out there, join a software house you amazing programmers.
Shadow Walker JOIN THE CLUB .After reading your article I immediately returned the coupon and joined the Home Computer Club. I also intend to join Special Reserve.
I am not looking for congratulations but just want to make the point that everyone should abandon their pirated copies and start buying originals before there are none left to buy.
D Hooks, Stirling WHO'S TO BLAME?
Some computer magazines carry advertisements for copying devices which are 'guaranteed to copy even protected software' or for companies selling disks in quantities that would take a home user the next three millennia to use.
How about adding this question to your survey? ‘Have you ever purchased goods for pirating software from a company you saw advertised in magazines ?'
Let's stop the hypocrisy, stop promoting the sale of goods which are obviously aimed at the piracy market.
BJ McLaughlin, Brechin JUST IGNORANT PIGS?
Coverdisk demos and programs have enabled me to give up my habit of copying cracked games. 1 atn getting more and more disgusted at pirates such as Skid Row and the people who use their cracked software. I think they are just ignorant pigs who want to make quick money out of the Amiga while not thinking what their actions will do to the market. I am hoping to spread the words of Amiga Format. I know the feeling of having a computer that has been infected by a pirate disk.
Andrew Peel, Outwood, West Yorks INSTANT RELIEF After copying Sleepwalker I felt so guilty I made a £10 donation to Comic Relief.
Anon JUST CHILD'S PLAY?
I agree with all you say, but believe that at least 75 per cent of piracy is ‘playground- in other words people using disk copying programs, and that if these devices were taken off the market it would really help. Software houses could make games safe from older copiers. This might not stop hardened crackers, but would stop the playground variety - most .Amiga users who play games do not know what an NDOS disk is.
RE Hick, York PROTECTED SPECIES I am an Amiga pirate. Most games are easy to copy but a few games seem impossible to copy, for example Shadow ojihe Beast 2 is almost impossible to crack.
It is not the written protection that bothers us, it’s the protection on die game. You sec you can't copy a disk unless all the tracks on the disk are (I.
(The numbers that disk copying programs use to tell you if the tracks can be copied.) However Shadow has 2s all the way through it. I’ve tried all my copy programs on it but none of them could get rid of tlie protection - all games companies should have protection like that.
Also, it is possible to copy from and on to Cds because a friend of mine has a CD copy program, so companies should try lo put protection on to them.
Anon NO REGRETS If softw are prices were slashed by between 25 and 50 per cent I could then afford to buy games. Until that day comes I will pirate games and believe that as long as writable media such as floppy disks exist piracy will continue.
I've already seen a cracked copy of Pinball Fantasies from lire CD-*- so not even that media is safe. FAST are wasting their time because they will never catch every pirate and as long as the recession continues, so will piracy. I also think ELS I'A are a bunch of lossers for banning games on magazine coverdisks.
An AF fan CUT IT OUT Ever since the days of the 48K Spectrum i have had people practically queueing up to offer me hacked and cracked copies of the latest commercial releases, so I sympathise with those, who like me, succumbed to temptation. Condemnation won't change their ways, it's re-edtt- cation that's needed.
When I went through my disk boxes recently I wax able to wipe no fewer than 96 disks. Also, having recently joined a computer club where copying is rife and snapping is done open'v in the pub where we meet, I began to wonder what might happen if one ol the nearby drinkers was from F.AS I' or F.ISPA. However, pirates can no longer use the excuse that they'd have no software if they didn't steal it - many games are re-released on budget labels within a year of launch. I have bought fairly recently released originals second-hand for £5 and under.
I'm not going to moralise and try to persuade others, but if 1 let people know why I've done what I've done, they mav come to the same decision on their own.
D Green, Maltby S Yorks THE GOOD NEWS The response to our investigation into piracy has been overwhelmingly positive. Most readers who have used pirate disks now say they will stop because of the harm they realise they are doing to the Amiga as a games machine. But we must continue the fight by continuing to report the pirates to FAST.
Call them on 0628 660337.
Many of you also called for lower games prices - and that's an issue we've given our attention in The Great Computer Games Swindle? On page 24.
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128MB Optical Internal ....£779 128MB Optical External ...£879 128Mb Optical Disk .£40 SCSI Controller A2000 .....£1 29 PC880E Drive For those of you that don't need the many features of the PC880B. We are always keen to meet the needs of our customers. This drive is a high quality external floppy drive at a fraction of the price.
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PC.881 A500 Internal Drive .£40 PC882 A2000 Internal Drive ......£40 XL Drive The XL Drive can be used with any Amiga Computer, and allows you to store a massive 1.76MB on a high density floppy diskette. I he drive can also act as a standard 880K drive and can read and write disks written on an A4000 internal high density drive. XL Drive requires Kickstart 2 or above.
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Delivery prices are as follows, and arc subject to stock availability Next day delivery £5.00 2-3 days delivery £2.50 Saturday delivery £1 0.00 All prices include VAT 'Docs not include the Amiga A4000 Technical helpline is available from 2-5.30pm. 0234 841882 ON THIS MONTH’S COVERDISKS ON DISK 57A Fear not. Now you can protect your valuable data with these amazing utilities.
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NKli ON DISK 57B Using the wonders of modern computing science, we have packed two fantastic demos on to this disk. Universe and Arcade Pool are both classics.
UNIVERSE Discover a whole new world of strange creatures and even stranger goings-on in our exclusive Universe demo from top coders Cere Design.
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MfluTVN 1 A Brain5 ' 2 possible dangers. The more they pay. The more likely you are to tangle with unfriendly ships.
3 Ed is a program which lets you change text files.
Here, the initial Shell script will be displayed - it's called Startup-Sequence. It's always in the S directory on all Amiga DOS bootable disks like Workbench and quite a few Coverdisks. Notice the space between Ed and startup-sequence.
Remember, if a pathname contains a space, it must have quotes like this;- Ed "My File".
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