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The truth is that while the Commodore name and Amiga brand are still strong, the company are in negative equity - they owe more than the sum ol their assets. And. After months of rumour and conjecture, Commodore are about to bought out by another company. "We've narrowed tfte field savs Pioudfoot. "and there’s one particular investor who is extremely interested and who is going through the process of due diligence." This means that the buyer is evaluating yy'hat the company is worth anti examining the various sections of the company before putting in .1 bid. AMIGA LIVES ON "It is my understanding that the investor is interested in the operating units very much as they are at the moment, for a route to market for the Amiga product." He continues. “So. They're looking at each individual operating unit in terms of yvhat the market potential is. What tile business can do. Evaluation of personnel. And so on." I bis explains the voluntary liquidation: CF.l. and Cll. Are now under the jurisdiction of the Bahamian court and are protected against legal action by any of their creditors. This gives Commodore some much- needed stability during the few weeks that the negotiations will take, and allows operating units such as Commodore I'K to continue as normal until the deal is finalised. “ There should be no impact in the (JK marketplace... The brand is too strong to die: we're confident that Commodore and the Amiga will come out of this a better, stronger company ** Colin Proudfoot joint MD of Commodore UK.

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Y 0 u get more options, more more frames It’s out on June 3rd and it’s the only one worth waiting for WorldCupUSAM M r 1991 WC 94 iSl THIS MONTH IN JUNE 1994 ISSUE 60 Screenplay pwi pm P5I INTERCEPTOR _ COMBAT AIRCRAFT WITH DUAL ?ETOMflTIOH ENGINES AMO (ptt ELECTRONIC 5Y5T£M9. * EARTH BR5EC MAXIMUM Commodore up for sale 18 The low-down on exactly how Commodore's future stands - who will buy the company and what is going to happen to the Amiga range.
A1200 CD add-on 20 Will Commodore launch the A1200 CD drive now - or wait for full FMV compatibility?
Seriously Amiga A4000T 108 A tour of Commodore's new towering machine.
Hanna-Barbera Animation Workshop 112 Can Hanna-Barbera bring out the animation instinct in you?
Humanoid 116 3D models of humans take the hard work out of your creations.
Inkjet Printers 120 HP's colour portable and speedy heavyweight put to the test.
Music-X 2.0 123 The update to this MIDI sequencer is finally here. We sound it out.
PhotoworX 126 Photo CD software that puts the Amiga in the frame.
Dir Works 129 Keep your machine in order with this efficient directory utility.
Fed-CASE 131 Take the easy way out with short cuts for speedy programming.
Education 132 Keep your kids smart with the latest Amiga learning packages.
Human models with all the curves and crevices to aid your 3D designs. P116 MicroProse's futuristic adventure, UFO: Enemy Unknown takes you to new heights in space. Page 42 Next Big Thing?
Coming Attractions Violence in games EMIMCaillCl Syndicate Missions Tutorials Hewlett Packard offer two new printers for all your Amiga output. P120 Will Elfmania give all its beat-em-up predecessors a good kicking? Find out on... Page 52 Workbench and Shell How to import graphics into different systems.
Music-X Structuring a basic tune with drum patterns and bass lines.
Blitz Basic 2 168 First of a new easy-to-follow series, kicking off with the basics.
Imagine 171 Let your fingers do the walking with Imagine's cycle editor.
ProVector 177 A guide to printing perfect ProVector pictures.
Regulars The Jeff Walker Column Public Domain Back lssues Subscript;ons Mail Order Workbench The AF comms column Letters Next month 20 139 148 152 155 180 183 193 It's been a long wait, but the new version of Music-X is finally here. P123 Give your senses a good time with the new demos in the Public Domain. P144 J JM§GA Better by design!
FORMAT You have just made a great choice! The choice to buy and read Amiga Format the world's foremost magazine for Amiga users. Unlike other Amiga magsf Amiga Format isn't written by mere journalists. It's put together by Amiga addicts, Amiga users, Amiga gamers, total Amiga freaks.
Unlike other Amiga magazines, we're the one Commodore choose to include a special edition of with every A1200 sold. And unlike other Amiga mags, we're the one that the computer industry trusts when deciding what to keep stock of in their shops. We're sure you'll agree that we're not like other Amiga mags.
Read it and enjoy.
J l-l 1 1 uiure PUBLISHING uritMHfK, Not one for beginners, the Syndicate Missions will keep you killing for months on end. Page 56 Dracula 60 Cliffhanger 60 Last Action Hero 61 Heimdali 2 72 Tactical Manager 76 Sierra Soccer 80 Traps 'n' Treasures 84 CD32 games: 87 Ultimate Body Blows • Striker • Naughty Ones
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Re-releases: 92 Tornado AGA • The Championship Manager
Compendium • Sleepwalker • Cadaver • Jimmy White's Snooker •
Sim City • Lure Of The Temptress • MiG-29M Superfulcrum
Gamebusters 97 Helping Hand 101 bf u®niu» Page 28 Paint
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the inspiration to become a master of on-screen art!
A4000T Page 108 Commodore's latest baby is here, and in size, it's more of a monster. But does bigger mean better? We take a thorough tour of this towering new system.
The A4000T is certainly stylish, but what's it got to offer inside?
Find out over on page 108.
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Ensconced in Afs hot seat, Steve Jarratt reflects on the theory and practice of chaos in his first month as editor of the best Amiga mag... V •5 Well, there’s good news for science fiction K addicts (me included) - Babylon 5 is heading for a small screen near you
* soon. Channel 4 - the last bastion of Jf innovative television
programming v ufc - has elected to air the series ' starting on
Monday 16 May. So, 1 by the time you read this, you ty.
Should have had a couple of 1 E. episodes under your belt.
Ron Thornton, the man L jj K responsible for the spe- i v?? Rial effects, used a I-J ¦ network of. 20 Newt elf Video Toasters plus |V2u|| i I Screamer add-ons nin- ning the Lightwave rendering software.
Amiga Format spoke to Ron back in A 52 (there are still some copies available, so hit page 148 if you want one) about Babylon 5 and the Toaster.
The 'star' of the show - the five-milc-long Babylon 5 spaccstation - contains over V 200,000 polygons and takes up fc 30Mb of hard disk space! So, you've V seen the stills, now you can check out the full effects for yourself.
Babylon 5 is now showing on a small scraan naar you; Channal 4 have taken the American science fiction programme on board.
Among the many thousands of bits of paper to hit my desk during the course of tbisjnonth. One of particular interest wasAhtr jetiidl.e p[ Amiga Formata TGI research.
TGI - otherwise known as the Target Group Index - is market research conducted by, unsurprisingly. The British Market Research Board. This is industry standard market .research upon which many top newspapers and magazines (Amiga Format included) base their advertising and marketing decisions.
The AF results were pretty astonishing so, at the risk of upsetting the competition, I thought I'd share a few nuggets of information with you... Most of the data is straightforward, such as the fact that 51.1 per cent of Afs readers are in the age group 15-24: 20 per cent are 25-34 and the remaining 28.9 per cent are 35 and above.
However, y«n might be interested to hear that a vast 39.7 per cent of you bought at least 10 games, of utilities on floppy last year - you guys afr active Amiga users!
But the more amazing facts are that, of the target group polled, 706,000 said they read A 'in a specific month. 706,000! That's more than (J (660,000), Vox (408,000), GQ (376,000) or Select (a paltry 295,000).
And when the target group was extended to include younger readers in the 11-14 age group, the readership went up to 971,000. Almost one million people said they read, browse or at least glance at Amiga Format every issue.
That's one hell of a big fanzine... Regular AF readers will be familiar with the stunning images generated by Foundation Imaging for the Warner Brothers' TV show Babylon 5.
Thu sheer pouter of the computer networks was demonstrated to me when an image was downloaded purporting to be of Kurt Cobain, ex-lead singer of Nirvana - and now ex-everything.
Somehow, someone had managed to get hold of a photo of the guy just hours after he'd, well, completely blown his face off.
This mono scan is a disturbing and frightening image: difficult to look at; hard to ignore. No newspapers have printed it, yet it is now openly available to millions of people, seemingly without censor or discretion. And, ironically, the privacy he sought to find in death has only made hint a greater object of curiosity. .
Similarly, the rumours surrounding Commodore's apparent demise (for the full story, see page 18) reached us first over the wire - mere hours after the holding and development companies had filed for voluntary liquidation.
The dissemination of information is a good thing, but it has its dangers also. Uncontrolled, it can become as chaotic as the weather: a butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazon Jungle and there's a hurricane in the Far Fast... No-one ran have any secrets any more; the world is just one big global information village. So you'd better be careful what you type on your Amiga keyboard, eh? O Win this and watch your work go down the tube.
Write a winning script in the Lloyds Bank Film Challenge and you could see your work broadcast on Channel 4.
There will be eight winners from three different age groups, ranging from 10 to 25 years old.
Closing date for entries is 29th July 1994.
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There's a delicate balance between good and evil at the heart of the world. And the kev to this balance is a curious entitv called the DreatnWeb. A subconscious stream ol thought visited bv people in their dreams.
I 2 Once inside the hotel lobby your first priority is to book a room on the floor directly below your victim's suite. Walk to the receptionist then talk to her to bring up her dialogue screen.
Iyou arrive outside the hotel where your first victim slumbers in his penthouse suite. He has left instructions not to be disturbed and access to his quarters is forbidden. Walk to the hotel doors.
Tin- Drt-amWcb is com lolled In seven nodes, represented bv seven earthlv people or hosts.
These nodes can he randomh* good or evil and the actions which the human hosts take have a direct cflcct on the equilibrium the DreaniWeb tries to maintain.
But now it seems that the powers of evil are getting the upper hand, so the keepers of the DroamWeb have decided to bring in some hired help to sort out their potentiallv civilisation- threatening situation. Von are plunged into this delicatelv balanced scenario to plav Rvan. The professional assassin hired bv the DreamWeb's keepers to overcome the forces ol evil.
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3 You're now presented with a description of the receptionist. Left-click on her picture in the top right corner to start a conversation. Keep pressing the left mouse button until she offers you a hotel room for 200 credits. Return to the map screen.
4 Now access Ryan's inventory by opening the box on his coat. Ryan can store up to 30 items.
The first level, indicated by a '1‘ in the top right corner, contains his clothes (trainers, jeans, shirt) as well as important items like his gun and knife. Click on '2' in the top right corner to access the second level of Ryan's inventory. Here you find a wallet.
Take it and open it to get a photo, scrap of paper and a cashcard. Move all the items into the main inventory. Click on Exit to return to the map view.
5 To the right of the receptionist next to the VDU. You find a card scanner. Examine it first then Use it. Ryan's inventory appears again, so select the cashcard, then Use. You're now back in map view and you should notice a yellow keycard emerging from the machine. Examine, then use, the keycard to place it in your inventory.
7 Immediately to your left are the lift controls.
Walk to the lift controls, examine them, then use them. Select and use the keycard from Ryan's inventory when it appears. The lift now climbs to the floor below the penthouse suite. You now have to disable the lift so that no-one discovers what you’re up to.
8 Examine the lift controls again, then use, Ryan's inventory pops up, so select the knife from level one. Use the knife. The panel on the front of the lift controls falls open revealing a green wire.
Repeat the knife-wielding process above to cut the wire. The lift is now disabled. Walk to doorstep to enter hotel corridor.
1. LOOK AROUND DOWN AT THE END OF LONELY STREET Confused? You
needn't be. Finding your way around DreamWeb is simplicity
itself.
Here's our guide: Left-click on Ryan's eyes to get a description of your current surroundings. You can also find a pair of sunglasses in Ryan's inventory if you fancy wearing them.
2. STATUS BAR The status bar gives you general information about
your present location and energy levels - indicated by the
blue and red vertical lines. The magnifying glass is the Zoom
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corner on and off.
3. THE HAND CURSOR Unusually for a graphic adventure. DreamWeb
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exit and when a blue arrow appears (as shown here) press the
left-mouse button.
4. MAP VIEW This is where all the action takes place.
OreamWeb's unusual top-down perspective enables you to get a good overall view of all the objects and people in a particular location.
5. ZOOM BOX INVENTORY The box superimposed on Ryan's coat has a
dual function. When you're wandering around the map screen, it
gives a close-up view of the area the hand cursor is over.
Underneath the Zoom Box Inventory is a one-line description of
the object immediately underneath the hand cursor.
At the back of the lift on the right wall is a handle which you should examine. Use the handle to climb out of the hatch and then on to the lift roof.
11 Examine the lift doors. Use them to get your inventory and select the axe. Use the axe to open the doors. You're now in the penthouse suite.
There are two bodyguards, one with a gun, the other by the pool. Quickly attack the guy by the pool with the axe. Then pull your gun on the second. To discover more you’ll need a copy of the full game... 10 Richard Baguley shows you how to get the most out of your fantastic Demo Maniac Coverdisk.
BEFORE YOU START You can't sawe your demos as a standalone executable file with this demo version of Demo Maniac (Black Legend: 0727 868005). Although you can save the scripts you create. This means that you can't create a standalone disk with this version of the program.
Have you ever watched demos like Jesus On E's or Slate Of liir An and wished you could do that? Well if you have.
Demo Maniac is for you. Our Cover disk version enables you to create stunning demos without having to get involved with any of that messy programming business. All you have to do is to be able to use a mouse.
The demos created by Demo Maniac are controlled by scripts which play one of a number of patterns. Three examples of the scripts are included on the Coverdisk. And you can learn an awful lot about the program by loading them up and taking a good look at them.
But the best way to learn how Demo Maniac works is to build your own demo, and that's exactly what we are going to do.
1 Start Demo Maniac bv rebooting the machine with the disk in the drive. Click tin the Memory button and click on Block 0000. Selec t Load File to load a data file into memory. This can lie a text file, a vector object or an IFF image which can be used by one of the effects.
For this demo, we need three files - AF.TXT. DemoManaic.txt and spherel.dat. The first two are in die default directory, the last is in in the Vectorstuff'directory. Load each of these by clicking on it in the filelist. Clicking on OK and then selecting the next empty block to load a file.
HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY AROUND It's fairly straightforward finding your way around the main Demo Maniac screen, but to make your life even easier, here's what all the buttons do.
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| Renane File | | HbOUt | I Quit | SCRIPT |1 CONSTRUCTION! PH Ithis section gives you various information about your machine, including how much free memory is available.
4 Takes you to the Construction screen, where you can put together all of the effects to form patterns.
2 These buttons allow you to load and save scripts, although the Save Executable and Save Bootblock buttons are disabled on the Coverdisk demo version.
The Script screen is where you put together the patterns to form your demo.
Takes you to the Memory screen, where you load images and text into memory 5 6 3 These buttons carry out various commands to do with effects, such as showing you which ones are used in your demo.
I Takes you back to this screen.
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First of all click on the Construction button to take you into the Pattern screen. This is where you can set up the effects, and determine their relationship to each other.
Click where it says Unnamed, and then change the name of the pattern to First. Any self- respecting demo needs groovy music, and to create this click on Player (in the top right corner) and select TrackerPackerVS.O. click on Song anti select Madnesstookme.tpS from the list. We now have a backing track.
To add some effects, click on Layer 0. And select Stars from the lisi of main effects. This gives us a nice starlield backdrop. Scroll down to Layer
1. Click on it and select DotText from the list. This puts the
DotText effect into the second layer of the demo. The demo
needs to know what text to display, so to enter the text,
click on Actual Textpage and select Amiga Format.
3 Click on Test Pattern to see your demo in action. If you have followed all the above stages correctly, you should see the starfield background Scrolls your text on to the screen in a variety of ways. Parameters such as the angle and speed of the scroll can be altered.
Shows any IFF file, although you should be careful to limit the number of bitplanes (the number of colours) the image contains.
EFFECTING YOUR DEMOS The effects which are included with this demo version of Demo Maniac are : Also included are the following Wipe effects, which you can use to wipe between the various effects or patterns.
BUMP Drops the image from the top of the screen with a nice bouncing effect.
Your demo should look like this... Or at least a bit like it.
Perhaps a bit more animated than this.
And the text swooshing on to the screen.
Congratulations! You have just created your first pattern. (Looks good doesn't it?)
4 Let's add something a little more complex. We are now going to add a wipe so we can move on to another pattern. Select Level 3 and add a Sirniswipe from the W ipe Effects menu.
Change the effects delay to 15 and the speed of move to 7. This means that the wipe will not start until 15 seconds after the start of the pattern.
Now move to the top of the list of effects and alter the time to 22 seconds, so the pattern will finish after 22 seconds.
5 Click on the Next button to create a new pattern. Call it Second. For this one. Let's have a vector objet t moving around the screen, so select layer 0 and add a ShowVector3P Effect.
Select the Spherel object as the Vector Object. Put tin' DoiText effect in Level 1. But this time use the Demomaniac text instead of the Amiga Format lext we used earlier. Set the time for this pattern to infinite.
6 Click on the script button to take you to the script scene. 1 his is where you determine in what sequence the patterns are played. Click where it says 0001 and select the first pattern.
Click on the riglu arrow below Script Entries and put the second pattern into the second position. If you now click on Test Script, you should see the first effect (the text over the starfield) followed by the second (text over a vector sphere).
You have now created a very basic demo. From this, you can experiment by altering the settings of the effects, adding new effects, or changing the layers. Even with this demo version there are many combinations of effects, all of which are different.
Don't he afraid to explore.
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Creates a Star Trek-style starfield backdrop. The speed and number of stars can be varied.
Shows a text file in a specified font.
Flies you around a 3D landscape filled with spheres, cubes and cones Animates a vector object using two bitplanes (four colours).
Animates in three bitplanes (eight colours).
Animates a vector object using (surprise, surprise) four bitplanes (16 colours).
RUNNING DEMO MANIAC ON AN A500 Although Demo Maniac automatically detects what sort of machine you are using, some of the scripts included on the Coverdisk won't run correctly on an A500 or A3000. This is because they try to grab more bitplanes than it is possible to display at once on these machines, which causes the program to hang. To test the scripts to see if they will run on your A500 or A3000, go into the Fades the chosen effect in from black.
FADE OUT Fades the pattern out over a specified time or number of frames.
FADE CROSS Fades the effect or pattern across the screen. The speed of the fade can be altered, SIMUSW1PE Nothing to do with noses, but will wipe the screen to white with a sine wave effect.
LIMEZOOMIMC Fills the screen with squares and triangles which expand and then disappear.
Blanks the screen with a white plane which gradually fills the screen. The position, speed and delay of the Plates effect can be altered.
Construction screen and click on the Test button. If the effect is OK. It will be displayed on your screen. If there are too many bitplanes. An error message will pop up. If this happens you can reduce the number of bitplanes that each of the effects uses by replacing ShowVector 3P with ShowVector 2P. Or delete one of the effects using the Delete Effects button.
JUNE 1 994 HOW TO USE YOUR COVBRDISKS Take all the nonsense out of number crunching by getting to grips with the InterSpread Coverdisk.
RAND* 1000 tells InlerSpread to return a random value between 0 and 1 and multiply it by
1000. This formula, in effect, returns a random value between 0
and 1000.
The next job is to get that formula into all the cells for the bogus sales people in B2 - H6. You could tvpe the formula again and again and again, but here's a much faster method.
1) Enter the formula =INT(RAND*1000) in B2.
2) Highlight the area from B2 to B6 by holding the left mouse
button and dragging down the pointer.
3) Now select Functionv Fill Down and the formula is copied to
the remainder of the column.
4) Select B2 to H7 and select Functions- Fill Right, and like
magic, the formula (plus the dividing line) is copied into
the whole range.
Now we'll total the columns. Click in B8. Enter: =(B2*B3»B4»B5»B6) It works, but it's a bit laborious, so select the B8 again and click die scissors gadget (top, left) to remove it. InlerSpread has a function to total an entire column or row in a single go. Enter this: =SUM(B2:B6) The InlerSpread spreadsheet is potentially one of the most powerful applications you ran gel to work with figures. The only problem is that InlerSpread, like all spreadsheets, has to be programmed.
This may seem scandalous, but it's what makes them such powerful and flexiblr tools. InlerSpread looks basic, but don't be put off by that: beneath the facade it's a vers fast and capable spreadsheet that will satisfy some very demanding applications.
There simply isn't the room to give InlerSpread a full workout here, but if you are a first time user we'll get you started on the road to discovering the wonders of spreadsheets. Experienced spreadsheet users can dive straight in with the abridged Function Reference Table (opposite page, right).
The work area of any spreadsheet is an invisible grid made from columns marked with letters, and rows marked with numbers. The intersection of a single column and row is railed a cell and is a pigeon hole for text, numbers, formulae or even macro functions.
The column row- intersection of any cell determines its cell reference given as Al. Bt . And so on. In large worksheets, the column prefixes can go into double or even triple characters but it's highly unlikely anyone would ever need to go to such lengths. If you find the idea of an invisible grid difficult to imagine, select I 0- Screen- Grid from the menu and InlerSpread will make one.
Now try clicking around inside the gridded area. Volt will see each cell light up as it is selected.
The cell reference at the top-right of the screen changes to show where this cell cursor is: it does not have to be visible.
If you hold down the left mouse button over a cell and move the pointer around, your program highlights a rectangular group of cells. This is called a cell range and is one of the most important concepts to grasp early on.
A range is always described in cell references from top left to the bottom rigluhaiid comer.
Some functions may require this as an argument.
A complete row or column can Ire similarly selected bv clicking oil the outer title bars.
Now let's enter a simple spreadsheet for some bogus sales people anti draw a chart. Move the cell cursor to Al: that's the home cell near the top left of the worksheet. From the menu, select Sheet- RETl_!RN ENTER- Ccll right. That will make entry easier. Now enter the following: Jan Return Feb Return Mar Retum Apr until you have at least the fust seven month names (three letters apiece) entered in row A. Select Sheet- RETURN ENTER- Cell down and move the cell cursor to Al. This already contains Jan, but we need to enter another column of headings here: so select Functions- lnsert Column
Row- lnsertcolumns.... InlerSpread will prompt you for how many columns to insert, just press Enter to get the default of one. Notice how the horizontal column headings lor the months are shifted one place right. L'se the cursor down key (or click) to move the cell cursor to A2. Now enter the following names in the cells A2 to A6: John. Freda. Eric.
Dave and Sam. In AT enter V (to fill the cell) and in AS. Sales.
Now let's put in some fictitious values.
Spreadsheets use an extended form of calculator mathematics, so the formula we'll use here is: = INTI RAND* 1000) The equals sign tells InlerSpread to expect an internal formula or function. Notice how your text entries are automatically contained in quotes.
The I NT part of the formula we entered computes the integer value of the function enclosed in parentheses. We could use a cell reference here, but to avoid overcomplicating the issue we'll use a simple calculation instead.
That's much better - note the colon command is used to separate the two cell references. As a finale, click B8, drag a selection to 118 and select Funclions- Fill Right. You've already seen this function in action, but this time click on F"8 and look at the formula - it reads: because InlrrSprrad has corrected the cell references lor you in one fell swoop. Press Ff a few times and you will see die whole worksheet recalculate with new values being generated by the random function all over the place.
Finally, let’s get some graphics.
1) Select the area from B2...H6
2) Select Chart- Chart type- Stack bar and InlerSpread creates a
graphical representation of the data you've just entered.
It looks very impressive until you realise that FUNCTION REFERENCE FUNCTION NAME ..... ABS(K) ..... ACOS(x)------------- ASIN(x)------ ATANfx)----- AVGfccy*...)-------- CHOSEfXtadxc...).... ......The absolute value of X. ....Art cosine of X in radians.
.Arc sine of X in radians.
.. Arc tangent of X in radians.
Computes the mean from a list of values.
- Returns value point to by X from a list Note
COS(x)------------------Cosine of X radians.
DATEfyaarmonthtday) ....Computes the number of days from a numerical Converts X radians into EXP(X) Raises e (exponential) to X. FALSE ...... ...Always returns 0.
FK (principal jatedime) Investments Returns the value of Principal after invested for Time years at Rate Interest Note: 15% =0.15. FRAC(X) . .Returns the fractional part of a number.
FvtpaymenfcratoJQ . future value of investment after X payment periods.
The* c h.h i labels arc all wrong. InlnSjireail does not automatically parse the chart labels from the row and column surrounding the selection. Bv default, the labels are taken from the top row and extreme lefthand column. Let's correct that:
1) Click in the chart screen to make it active.
2) Select Main- Specify for the specify request.
3) Mid-way down the request is the Legend but-
NAME FUNCTION
IF(testtruedalse)---------.Tests a condition and returns the
true or false value.
INT(x) ------------- ..Rounds down to the LN(x)------------------Natural log of X. LOG0Q---------------Dadtnal logarithm of X MAX(ad :c...)--- Returns the largest number in the list MMKadxc...) .....Returns the smallest number in the list MUMrehref)------------ Multiplies a rectangular block of cells Nl(x) ..Calculates factorial X. PI ....--------- .Returns the constant Pi.
RAD X) ......Returns X degrees in radians.
RAND .Inserts a random number fromOtol.
REF(shaetname:ref) Fetches values from another open sheet SIN(X)-------------------------Sine of X radians.
SQR(X)-----------------------Square root of X. STDfadxc...)..----------------Standard deviation from a list of values.
SUM(reflTef2) .Totals a group of cells.
TANOQ------.Tangent of X radians TRUE--------------------- Always returns 1.
VAR(a:b:c...)-----------Jtetums statistical variance of (adxc) from a list Ion selected as B and the Labels button showing 2.
This shows the row and column that the labels and legend are being parsed from. Click on the B and enter A instead: similarly, replace the 2 with a 1.
• 1) Click Accept and you will see that the chart finally makes
some sort of sense.
5) If you want to show the data with the names on the X-Axis,
just bring up the Specify request again and click the Read
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• Commodore US goes into voluntary liquidation On Friday 29lh
April at
• The Philippines plant stops manufacturing
• Major investor said to be ‘extremely interested’ Steve Jarratt
explains the recent events which have every Amiga owner
wondering: What is going to happen to my machine?’
4. 00 in dir afternoon (I'S lime) Commodore International l.id
(holding company. (ill.) And Commodore Meet tunic l.id
(development company. CK1.) Both tiled loi voluntary
liquidation with the rourt in the Bahamas. CKI. - which CM.
Has shares in - was discontinued and the production Facility
in the Philippines ceased manufacturing (iomtnotlore hardware.
CHAPTER AND VERSE Hours later. Bulletin Boards and phone lines were busy adding grist to the rumour mill - apocryphal stories suggested Commodore I S had ceased trading; Commodore bad gone bust; Commodore are being bought (by all manner nl different companies); Commodore hare tiled for Chapter II bankruptcy; and so on. Iloweyet. The lull story is surprisingly positive.
Colin I'rnudfoot - joint VII) ol Commodore CK - explained exactly what Commodore have been up to across The Pond... "It's mu Chapter II." He states, 'it's liquidation proceedings in the Bahamian court. There have been a lot of discussions going on at a corporate level with potential investors in the company. We've been saving for some considerable time that we have a cash-llow problem and that we require external investment for the business to continue in a viable nature."
Commodore's operations in
F. nrope are trading well at the moment, and demand for product
remains strong. The problem is that tile parent company has
effectively run out of cash, which restricts product supply
- Commodore monitors lot instance, have been an endangered
species for some time.
So. The truth is that while the Commodore name and Amiga brand are still strong, the company are in negative equity - they owe more than the sum ol their assets. And.
After months of rumour and conjecture, Commodore are about to bought out by another company.
"We've narrowed tfte field savs Pioudfoot. "and there’s one particular investor who is extremely interested and who is going through the process of due diligence." This means that the buyer is evaluating yy'hat the company is worth anti examining the various sections of the company before putting in .1 bid.
AMIGA LIVES ON "It is my understanding that the investor is interested in the operating units very much as they are at the moment, for a route to market for the Amiga product." He continues.
“So. They're looking at each individual operating unit in terms of yvhat the market potential is. What tile business can do. Evaluation of personnel. And so on."
I bis explains the voluntary liquidation: CF.l. and Cll. Are now under the jurisdiction of the Bahamian court and are protected against legal action by any of their creditors. This gives Commodore some much- needed stability during the few weeks that the negotiations will take, and allows operating units such as Commodore I'K to continue as normal until the deal is finalised.
“ There should be no impact in the (JK marketplace... The brand is too strong to die: we're confident that Commodore and the Amiga will come out of this a better, stronger company ** Colin Proudfoot joint MD of Commodore UK.
"H ue had earned on its normal.” sure Proudlooi. "all ii would have taken is lor one creditor to net wind of a possible purchase. They would then assume a large sum of money is about to be injected and could decide that they will just make sure they get what they are owed by being the first to tile a lawsuit. Others would undoubtedly do the same and suddenly Commodore isn't an attractive proposition any more."
CORPORATE TACTICS However, these corporate comings and goings will have almost no effect at all on I'K Amiga owners. There should be no impact whatsoever in the L'K marketplace." States I’roudfoot. ".And tvs far as we're concerned it means that we re getting closer to the resolution of a diliieult financial situation that Commodore has been in for some lime."
But just why have Commodore been reduced to adopting such tactics? Where, in short, has all of the money gone? L’roudlool explains that there are a number of factors which are responsible for the company's financial difficulties.
"The European market is comparatively buoyant, but the whole games sector has crashed." He says. "The Gentian economy is in major recession and consumer spending is way down. We're seeing our share of that market increasing, and we're doing relatively better than our competitors.
"But we were hit largely with the C64: it hits been a very successful product for Commodore for a number of vears. But those revenues died. The l’C business was a very big drain on our resources and the decision to get out of that area left a big hole."
So the possibility of a takeover is far from had news for Amiga owners.
It will provide a huge cash injection, enabling Commodore to carry on pushing and expanding the Amiga line long into the next decade, and providing even more support for their loval uscrbase.
DIE HARD Colin has the final word: "1 regard this as a positive move Itecause it means we're resolving the situation and what's important is to maintain confidence in the Amiga and in Commodore in the marketplace, which is why we re continuing to trade, and wliv we’re asking people to support us.
"The brand is too strong to die: we're confident that Commodore and the Amiga will come out of this a better, stronger company ."
BUT TO WHO?
Of course, the big question on everybody's lips is 'who?'. Which company wants Commodore - and the Amiga technology - for itself?
There have been plenty of suggestions on the Bulletin Boards, including Amstrad. Philips. Hewlett Packard.
Sony, Samsung. Nintendo and even Atari boss Jack Tramiel!
Amstrad and Jack T are rank outsiders, and don't really stand a chance given the competition.
Philips have the cash and the clout, but for this whodunnit they lack any real motive. (And given the hash they've made of CD-i, let's hope it's not them.)
Sony's only connection with Commodore is the CD!; s drive technology, and they have no real need of a computer company - although some pundits have proffered the theory of an encircling manoeuvre to get hold of Newtek's Toaster technology.
Nintendo simply don’t fit into the equation (they've got enough to worry about with their impending Project Reality system), which leaves a two-horse race with Samsung and Hewlett Packard.
Hewlett Packard's involvement with Commodore's AAA RISC chip set makes them look a good bet. But historically they haven't even bothered to provide Amiga printer drivers - so what would make them change their mind now?
Finally. Samsung is your typical, sprawling Korean electronics company with fingers in every pie going, including Tvs. Video recorders, camcorders, 3D0 players, CD-i players - but. Up until now, no computers.
So, place your bets, please... THE RISE AND FALL OF COMMODORE The Amiga has long been Commodore's main source of income, but their market dominance has been eroded on the games side by Sega and Nintendo, and on the serious side by low-end Pcs and Apple Macs.
As sales have diminished. Commodore have been forced to drop prices to remain competitive. This is reflected in a turnover that peaked YEAR TURNOVER PROFIT massively in 1991 but has 1988 S871.1 SSS.8 been in decline ever since.
1989 S939.7 $ 51.3 Meanwhile actual profits have 1990 S887.3 $ 1.5 gone through the floor, 1991 $ 1,047.2 $ 57.6 resulting in a net loss In 1993 1992 $ 911.0 $ 27.6 of $ 356.5 million. The 1994 1993 $ 590.8 ($ 356.5) figures have not shown any Figures in millions of dollars. Losses In brackets.
Reversal of fortunes. Yet COMMODORE: A BRIEF HISTORY Commodore began life In 1958 in Canada, where it manufactured punch- card systems, typewriters and - ironically given recent events - cash tills.
With the advent of silicon technology. Commodore saw an opening for personal computers and. In 1974, bought a company called Micro Office Systems. MOS reworked Motorola's 6800 chip to produce the legendary 6S02. It was the 6502 that would form the basis of. Arguably, the first personal computer VIA - the Versatile Interface Adaptor.
However it wasn't until the CES of 1977 that Commodore showed their first marketable computer, the Personal Electronic Transactor or PET.
The VIC soon followed with colour display and... computer games! This opened the door for the C64 which would go on to be the single most popular home computer of all time. The profits generated by the C64 then enabled CBM to invest in the Amiga technology back in the mid-Eighties.
The Jeff Walker HI i HI z 6 Column drive JuUij ch delayed Hmmm. There's something strange going on. With all this rumpus about whether or not the UK will see an A1200 CO-ROM drive and whether or not Commodore are going to merge with another company in order to be able to more effectively build and market its wares, I got to thinking.
The A1200 CO-ROM drive is obviously going to be in demand, even without FMV compatibility, so it seems silly for Commodore UK to suggest it will not sell in this country. And, of course, it seems Commodore UK has relented. But why, suddenly, does Commodore need investors? We all know the company is short of cash, but that's been the situation since 1992. Since before the release of the A1200, and it hasn't stopped the production lines or publicity machine yet.
What is it that Commodore want to build and market that suddenly needs a large injection of cash? The next generation RISC-based Amigas? Well, maybe. But probably not. Current models? Nah, surely not Must be something we haven't heard about then. And I think I know what it is. The A1400.
Picture an A1300. Lop off the numeric keypad, like the A600.
Picture a CD1200 only a bit higher and deeper perhaps, but still top loading and with a PCMCIA slot in its right hand side - look at page 24 of last month's issue if you need help with that.
Mould that on to the left-hand side of the A1200. Replace the Kkkstart 3 chip with Kick start 3.1, imagine a CD with the words Workbench 3.1 stamped on it. Stick an A1400 badge on the lot and there you have K. No wonder we haven't heard about it. News of this sort would certainly kill sales of the A1200 stone dead, especially as such a machine would probably be priced at £399 or thereabouts.
And there's a hidden agenda among all this lot.
David Pleasance's objection to importing the CD1200 into the UK was that it did not support the FMV module, yet nobody else in the trade who I've spoken to sees that as a big problem, more of a slight inconvenience.
Video CD is deeply wonderful technology, but it is going to take a year or longer for it to catch the public's imagination, if it ever does. Most homes already have a video recorder and a video tape collection, and most homes are not going to scrap the lot Just because of Video CD. Which - although you wouldn't think It from the reports - Is a technology that is still nowhere near perfect.
The Important thing is that the A1200 CD-ROM drive should be able to run all normal CD11 software, and it can. This must be why so many Amiga Format readers want it. David Pleasance insisted that it was the after-sales complaints to Commodore he wanted to avoid, which might mean having to specifically state in advertising that the A1200 CD-ROM drive was not FMV compatible. To me this sounded like a man clutching at straws in an attempt to hide the real reason. By his own admission he says: 'We have to have some secrets'.
Could it be that Mr Pleasance objected so energetically because of one of those secrets, because he knew that there was an Amiga just around the comer that has a CD” built-in, one that will support the FMV module?
Such a machine would wipe the floor with the competition next Christmas, but only If Commodore could afford to tool up and manufacture hundreds of thousands of them, and then stage a massive TV advertising campaign. And that needs money, something Commodore hasn't got a lot of and isn't going to get a lot of just by selling what's currently on the shelves.
Munich-based Electronic-Design have added a new genlock to their product line.
Launched at CeBIT '94, the Neptun-Genlok is targeted at the amateur market but promises professional results. At DM1.198 (around £480) the device offers a range of features previously found on high-end systems, such as Auto Fade, whereby you can set the time length of the fade for both video and computer signals.
The Neptun-Genlok has switchable manual software control with hotkey and Arexx support so you can cue it in with presentation software. The hardware also makes full use of the Amiga's Alpha channel, allowing you to create semi-transparent images which can be faded in and out proportionately with the video.
Interested videophiles should contact Electronic-Design GmbH, Detmoldstr. 2, Germany, 80935 Miinchen. Their fax number is 010 49 89 3545674.
I could be talking out of my bottom again, and I don't think you should put off buying that A1200 you have been saving for.
But I know a smokescreen when I see one and Fred's Haberdashery in Maidenhead has been doing a roaring trade in gas masks lately.
THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMIGA FORMAT The A1200's add-on ( I) drive looks set to experience continued slippage as Commodore continue to debate whether or not to perfect a Full Motion Video add-on for the unit.
The drive was originally pencilled in for a September launch, but now Commodore don't envisage a release before the end of the yeai.
When the drive is launched Commodore will look at the viabilitv of each marketplace, but they have indicated that a pan-F.tiropean launch is likely. The company is still unwilling to make any comment on the likely price ol the mnch- vnnnted add cm.
The delay stems Irom Commodore's perception of the product, the technicalities of creating an FMV module and there-structuring of the company after the demise of Commodore L'SA.
Fite CD*2 is already FMV compatible, anil source's tell us that Commodore are reluctant to release the unit without this capability. Because Commodore l*S have- ceased to exist, all development may be moved to this country and this could well tie-lay the release process.
Developers who we approached indicated that nobody from Commodore- had spoken to them about the- add-on. Steve Turner from Graftgold. The company responsible lor Hrr And Ur. Said he lx-lievcd Commodore were delaying release- until January 1995. Lie said that noboelv had approached him about the
CL) 1200 and suggested that the company were simply testing
existing CD*2 products on the unit.
As we went to press, both Virgin's developers and Sensible Software weren't having much jov getting hold of one and weren't too bothered whether thev did one developer said that the A12(H) was small beer' when compared to other CD systems. Another developer indicated that the problem mas well lie in the different chip sets contained in the two machines - even it some Cl)'2 titles run on the AI200 CD-ROM drive, it would be useless without complete compatibility.
Commodore's unwillingness to talk about the drive seems to stem from a reluctance to damage sales ol CD*2s. No doubt they are worried that potential CD*2 owners will simple buy a CD-ROM drive for their A1200.
Given that the add-on drive will appear around the busy Christmas period, they are justifiably anxious. All of this would explain Commodore's categorical denials of the machine's existence right up until the day it appeared at CeBit '94. The A1200 CD-ROM drive could well be the add-on that Commodore don't want.
Serious Amiga users in need of a power boost will welcome the X-Calibur - an accelerator and RAM expansion unit designed for the A4000 040. The board piggy backs the A4000 040 and so avoids taking up precious Zorro slots and can also hold up to 128Mb of standard 72-pin SIMMs. By dint of its memory design (memory bursting and interleaved 64-bit access) X-Calibur outperforms regular A4000 memory functions by 400 per cent at 25MHz. This translates to a speed increase almost double that of an unmodified A4000 and improves disk access by up to 20 per cent. And the beauty of the system is that you
can take your existing CPU and memory (Fast RAM only) and reinstall them on the X-Calibur card without incurring the cost of extra - and possibly unnecessary - memory. However, the board is future-proofed and able to be upgraded to faster CPU's.
. V tv •;. MbflKSDRR The current 2SMHz X-Calibur costs £499.95; a price has yet to be decided for the 33MHz version which more than doubles the processing speed of an A4000 040. A 40MHz version is a possibility and there are plans for a 68060 version when the chip arrives. X-Calibur is available from Blittersoft telephone or fax: 0908 220196.
Mnj FREE MIDI HELP in (ft Blue Ribbon Soundworks have started a free MIDI technical support helpline which is open to anyone using Amiga music software. Blue Ribbon - who are responsible for the award-winning Bars & Pipes Pro 2.5 and SuperJAMI 1.1 - have generously opened their phone lines to owners of Blue Ribbon products or, in fact anyone in need of help in mastering MIDI. The telephone fax number is: 081- 332 6959 and is available from 11am to 4pm Tuesdays to Thursdays.
SERIOUS ADVICE New Amiga owners could do worse than invest in one of the Get Serious With The AMIGA titles from AmaKEY Design (0908 370230). These ringbound tomes by Larry Hickmott are designed to help explain away the files names, acronyms and technical jargon that surround our beloved hardware.
The first book covers clip-art and fonts, the second in the series - Word Processors - has been held up because of the late arrival of Wordworth 3, but is now in print. A third book dealing with the process of buying an Amiga should be out soon. At around 130 pages and for just a tenner, they're worth a punt.
CANNON A source close to Virgin Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that Sensible Software are currently working on a sequel to Format Gold-winning strategy game Cannon Fodder. Details are scant at present but we understand the game will feature new levels, missions and maps with a projected release date of November. We'll give you more details as we get them.
VISTA VOUCHER ERROR Last month we featured the fractal landscape program Vista Pro and Vista Pro Lite on our discount voucher pages, offering a generous £20 discount if you bought either program from Meridian.
What we in fact meant was that you would receive a £20 discount if you were supplied by Emerald Creative Technology Ltd, Rapid House. 54 Wandle Bank.
London SW19 1DW, Tel: 081-715 8866.
Fax: 081-715 8877.
ORAL UPGRADE The version 2.3 software upgrade for OpalPaint is now available, boasting increased drawing speed on an A4000. A GIF loader, a VPB load saver for compatibility with Quantel PaintBox systems, and customisable Arexx requesters.
The upgrade is free to anyone who sends a blank disk with the requisite return postage. A packaged software update is available for £1.95. For more details contact the 24Bit Club at 6 Skirsa Square, Floor 1. Glasgow G23 5DW or call 041-946 2191.
The Tim Smith New Frontier Column Now, I’m not going to go any further into the current situation with Commodore other than to stick by what I said in last month's column - the Amiga technology, including the AAA chip set and CD-x. Will survive. I'll stake my own sense of self-worth on it (because, if I'm wrong, then thousands of people will mock me horribly and probably E-mail me with foul and abusive language).
There's a detailed report on the state of CBM and CIL on pages 18 and 19 of this issue, so let’s move on with the thought that computing should always be elegant and the most elegant approach to it is the Amiga.
Right this month has been a fraught one. For one thing, either an idiot or an idiot's friend or someone who thought he or she was having a good laugh decided to post a message asking for an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) site for cracked games. I must admit that I flew off the handle at this trite missive.
The idea of some fool publicising the fact that they couldn't be bothered to write their own games or write to the software houses complaining that the prices were too high, or could simply not be bothered to do something other than steal code irritated me just a little. I said that I was going to mention the buffoon's E-mail test in this column until someone with a little more cool than myself pointed out that maybe the person who posted this idiot-request might not actually own the computer.
This calmed my ire and lead me to thinking that maybe some people still take this kind of theft as a joke. Of course they do! It’s unrelated to real life. After all, if someone wandered into your home and walked off with the bookshelves you'd just put up, you'd tap them on the back and say: SIM CITY SEQUEL TO HIT THE STREETS American developers Maxis have finally confirmed that Sim City 2000 is to be released on the A1200 in September. The long-awaited sequel to Sim City (AF6. FG92%) comes with a host of exciting new features including 3D buildings which can be viewed at three different
magnification levels.
A 360-degree rotation feature gives you different perspectives on your city, you can modify the terrain with mountains, rivers and waterfalls, and there's an underground level Create your own futuristic metropolis with a llt- which enables you to build tunnels, tie help from American developers Maxis and subways and water networks under- their stylish sequel to Sim City.
Neath your city. Sim City 2000 is available for the A1200 only, price £29.99. Contact Maxis on 071-490 2333.
“Yeah, off you go mate". Obviously if you'd just prepared a particularly good meal and some stranger sneaked in the back door and scoffed the lot you'd laugh... maybe not.
The thing is, the majority of us do not spend our lives the way Jon Hare or Andy Braybrook do. The majority of us don't have the programming skills and the creative juices that are at the core of people like David Braben. Simon Armstrong and Jeff Minter. Compounding this is the fact that we just don't get to see these people (remember that word) too often.
There are rarely pictures of the programmers on the front of the disks which contain their games. What we see are logos for Sensible Software, US Gold, Ocean, Electronic Arts, Renegade... We see corporations and these distance us from the real work that goes into producing a single budget game. This distance, or alienation, as I recall it being called back in the Eighties, makes it seem less atrocious for the majority of usually normal, crime-aware people to commit the heinous crime of stealing someone's creativity and hard graft.
Virgin wins coveted industry award Well, think along these lines. If the company that you (or your dad or mum or sister or wife or husband) works for was to suffer from regular, endemic theft, who would be the first ones to suffer when the bottom line on the company spreadsheet is re-drawn? Would it be the company directors? I think not. Would it be the accountants? Don't they control the spreadsheets? Would it be the middle management or the investors? Nope.
Scooped the games industry's most prestigious award - Publisher Ol The Year.
Virgin's PR Manager Danielle Woodyau was on hand to receive the award at a special ceremony held at April's European Computer Trade Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
Over the past 12 months Virgin have received no fewer than four Format Golds for Beneath A Steel Shy, Cannon Fodder. Dune 2 and Reach For The Skies. Other Virgin titles released in the past year include Coal.', Global Gladiators and the all-conquering Mortal Komhat.
The first people to suffer would be those who consume the products (prices would rise, or at least not fall) and the people on the shopfloor, the people who actually create the goods. I hope that thought adds perspective to those who crow about digital revolution and freedom of code. See you next month.
Tim Smith is Technology Editor of Computer Trade Weekly. Contact him at tsmithbecix.compulink.co.uk and timboegashead.demon.co.uk. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMIGA FORMAT Following the new Computer Combat Innovations A1200 bundle (News. AFSB). Distribution company ZCL have announced the Frontier Innovations pack, which boasts David Braben's Elite sequel, Frontier.
Plus Ocean's innovative Bat m an Returns.
This brings the lull games content up to Frontier (Cametek). Batman Returns (Ocean), xtol 2 (Gremlin). Ilnan The l.ion (Psvgnosis) and Total Carnage (ICK); while the serious side remains the same with Personal Paint v4 (Cloanto), plus Print .Manager. Day Ry Day and Wordwarth ACA (all from Digital.
Accordng to Don Carter chairman of ZCL. The reason behind the re-bundling is twofold: firstly, the Combat bundle was based on the inclusion of Total Carnage, but the blood ‘n’ guts artwork was turned down bv Commodore Germany on account of its gory content. The resulting cartoon artwork was deemed to be immature given the target audience.
Secondly. ZCL weren't overly impressed with the bundle's content. The serious side was well catered for. But the games needed bolstering. And having secured Frontier - the best-selling Amiga game of last year - the decision was then made to ditch the cartoon artwork and reduce the prominence of the other lilies in favour of Frontier - which was already considered to be the biggest selling point of the bundle.
Don now believes that this bundle is the best there's ever been - and with a price tag of just £349.99. who can argue?
Prospective A1200 buyers should Ire aware of the variety of deals around at the moment: the Desktop Dynamite pack (around £230) is still doing the rounds, either with free games or hard drives included: the Race 'n' Chase pack (£21)9) is still available: Silica are continuing to bundle the Chaos pack, which contains four AF Gold-rated games - The Chaos Engine. Synilirate. Pinball Fantasies and .Virk Faldo's C.ham nonshifi Col - plus UFA Basie t'5.5and Photon Paint II- for £263.
The Frontier Innovations pack (£330) is now available either as the themed bundle or as the Computer Combat pack with Frontier and Batman Returns in the box.
Whichever one you choose (and, let's face it. Thev're all pretty tempting) there's never been a better lime to upgrade or join in the fun!
Amiga Formats official Bulletin Board, Spong! - as those of you who have been trying to log on to it will already know - has still been having a few problems.
We won't go into all of them here, but what we will tell you is that for the past two weeks (that is two weeks before AF hit the streets on Thursday 26 May) Spong! Users have been able to read all the top news stories from these pages, plus reviews and features from this very issue.
For the A1200 Now we know it's taken us time to get Spong! In order, but we’re determined to make it work. In the next couple of months we will be setting up a much more efficient service with more phone lines, plenty of files and up-to-the-minute Amiga Information for all modem users around the UK.
So, the message is: keep on Sponging by calling: 0225 311647 WWJ THE WRITE WR STUFF Should you feel a burning desire to correspond with pen pals in the Middle East Greece, Russia or India, the only possible word processor you could want is Rashumon ($ 200 from HarmonySoft in Israel. Tel: 010 972 3315 967).
This fully-featured multilingual WP can cope with different and opposed- direction text in the same document and so keeps the logical order of sentences even after reformatting. It supports English, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac. Hindi, Greek. Cyrillic and Farsi text and contains many useful features such as a range of picture file input maths expressions and extensive search replace options for style, font and even type colour.
FCC BBS After two years of planning. First Computer Centre have finally unveiled their Bulletin Board service. Net surfers will find full technical support for FCC's products, details on new releases, PD and Shareware programs, drivers and more.
The number to dial is 0532 637988 but FCC warn that as the BBS is still in its infancy the contents may not be overly impressive, just yet.
TV stars speak out for Simon GAMEXCHANGE CHANGES Following industry feedback from the Spring ECTS, the organisers of GameXchange '94 have altered tack slightly, opening up what was intended as a Summer console show into an allformats computer event. The show - now entitled Computer Deals '94 - will take place at Olympia from July 22nd to 24th and while the central GameXchange theme is retained - providing a controlled environment for the trade of cartridge games - the show now offers Amiga owners plenty of scope to pick up a bargain. Or maybe two.
Prices range from £7 adult to £5 for kids, with a special £20 family deal.
Advance tickets can be be obtained from the hotline number, which is 0369 5335.
FODDER FOR THOUGHT Future Books have released the Official Cannon Fodder Playing Guide, which contains general tips, plus maps and instructions for finishing every phase of each mission. The book has 100 pages.
It's in full colour throughout and costs a meagre £9.95. AF BULLETIN BOARD RECEIVES A WELCOME BOOST Written by Amiga Power's Cameron Winstanley (who has finished the entire game), it should end all of your Cannon Fodder woes - unless you are inherently crap, of course.
The OCFPG is on sale in all good bookshops (and a few tawdry ones) and will be available through the pages of this hallowed organ: look out for the special ads in the next issue.
THIS MONTH S TOP 30 A500 A600 i L. 1.
(8) UP Beneath A Steel Sky (Virgin) FG94% 2.
(2) Same Man utd Premier League Champions (Krisalis) 81% 3.
(1) Down Cannon Fodder (Virgin) FC95% 4
(3) Down Frontier: Elite 2 (Gametek) FC90% 5.
(7) Up Skidmarks (Acid Software) FC90% 6.
(5) Down Premier Manager 2 (Gremlin Graphics) 80% 7
(6) Down The Settlers (Blue Byte) FC94% 8 (•) Re Fury Of The
Furries (Mindscape) 55% 9.
(13) up Sensible Soccer 92 93 (Gremlin Graphics) 80%
10.
(4) Down Liberation: Captive 2 (Mindscape) 80%
11.
(10) Down Mortal Kombat (Virgin) 74% 12
(15) Up Jurassic Park (Ocean) 70% 13 (•) New Darkmere (Core
Design) 80% 14 (-) Re Theatre Of Death (Psygnosis) 49%
15.
(16) Up Championship Manager Italia (Intelek) 85%
20.
(20) Same The Chaos Engine (Renegade Mindscape) FG90%
17.
(-) New Heimdall 2 (Core Design) 81%
18.
(9) Down Zool 2 (Gremlin Graphics) FG93% 19
(11) Down Award winners - Gold Edition (Empire) 10 10 20 (-) New
Perihelion (Psygnosis) 75%
21.
(- Re Genesia (Mindscape) 71%
22.
(21) Down Simon the Sorcerer (Adventure Soft) 84% 23 (-I New
Monopoly (Supervision) 75% 24 (-I Re Syndicate (Electronic
Arts) FG91 %
25.
(25) Same Sim City Deluxe (Infogrames) Not Reviewed
26.
(12) Down Championship Mgr Compendium (Domark) 7 10
27.
(26) Down Lemmings 2 (Psygnosis) FC94% 2B.
(-) Re Air Force Commander (impressions) 69% 29"
(22) Down Micro Machines (Codemasters) FC90% 30
(23) Down World Class Cricket (Audiogenic) 78% V. Chart compiled
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announce the release ol an all new arcade ante Kintfrin is
a tenpin howling game featuring a six-player competition
mode.
31) rendered animations, ailertotich and adjustable howling power
- all lot the princely sum of 19.99. Other features include
male and female placet options, lull auto-scoring, a choice
of howling halls and digitised sound effects. King tin is
released in August in both standard Amiga and ( I)'-
versions, with the Cl) version costing 13 more.
More details are available from Team 17 on 092-1 3X.A903. THAT'S MARVELLOUS. MARVIN 21st Century Entertainment have temporarily averted their gaze from the pinball table and come up with a cutesy platform game called Marvin's Marvellous Adventure. The hero is a pizza delivery boy who tries anything to make sure his customers get their food.
* » 0 HI z 3 However, Marvin faces his biggest challenge when
the recipient of a pepperoni pizza goes missing. Cue 90
levels and 10 worlds of platform-leaping, baddie-batting and
goodie-collecting. Marvin's Marvellous Adventure is available
on CD” only from September, priced £29.95. You can find out
more by giving 21st Century a ring on 0235 851852.
A1200 AND CD32 GAMES Top Ten A1200 Cames 1.
Ryder Cup Golf (Ocean) FG91 % 2.
Brutal Football (Millennium) 77% 3.
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (Interplay) 50% 4.
Jurassic Park (Ocean) 70% 5.
Total Carnage (ICE) 43% 6.
Simon The Sorcerer (Adventure Soft) 84% 7.
Alien Breed 2 (Team 17) 80% 8.
Civilization (Kompart) FC95% 9.
Sim Life (Mindscape) 86%
10.
Body Blows Galactic (Team 17) 88% Top Ten CD32 Cames FG91 %
1. Frontier: Elite 2 (Cametek) FG92%
2. The Chaos Engine (Renegade Mindscape) FG91 %
3. Liberation: Captive 2 (Mindscape) FG92%
4. Gunship 2000 iMicroProse) FC93%
5. Sensible Soccer 92 93 (Renegade Mindscape) 86%
6. Brutal Football (Millennium) Project X F17 Challenge (Team 17)
84%
8. Microcosm (Psygnosis) 87% 82%
9. Pirates Gold! (MicroProse) 85%
10. Trivial Pursuit (Domark) Chart compiled by Gallup c 2 CHART
CHAT There are some decidedly spooky things going on in this
month's chart. For starters Fury Of The Furries - Mindscape’s
unusual, but intriguing platformer - has bounced back in at
number eight. We're dumbfounded. The reappearance of Theatre
Of Death at number 14 is a bit of a shocker too. These two
games are joined, incidentally, by three other re-entries and
two new entries - Core Design's RPG adventures Heimdall 2
(reviewed this issue) and Darkmere.
Less surprisingly. Revolution Software’s brilliant graphic adventure Beneath A Steel Sky soars to the top of the chart after making its debut at number eight last month. This rise has knocked Cannon Fodder down to three with Manchester United Premier League Champions sticking firmly at two.
Krisalis are positively cock-a-hoop at Man Uttfs recent cup success, since Premier League was intended to celebrate the Old Trafford team's victory last year.
The A1200 and CD” charts remain pretty unchanged. The only new AGA entries are ICE's faithful but flawed Total Carnage conversion and Team 17's Body Blows Galactic. The CD” Top Ten finds Frontier Elite 2 leaping to the top of the pile with the enhanced helicopter antics of MicroProse's Gunship 2000 (both reviewed this issue) making their chart debut at number four.
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they can do for you. Start here and you'll soon be creating 1 stunning images like these! A Wlii-ii. All those wan ago. The Amiga was still in ihr romepi siagc, ii was planned lo be the inosi nulstaoding games
m. ii liine evei in the history ”1 mankind. A In ihc pursuit ol
ihis goal, a very llexible and powerful svstrm for handling
graphics was rleveloperl and encoded on silicon wafers.
Ii was the graphies capability more than anything that sold Amigas in the early days.
Ai die lime I’Cs were mostly monochrome and von needed to have more money than Pink Klovd lo buv a colour Macintosh.
Whaievei the original intention, the result was .1 powerful graphics workstation. Spurred on bv this marvellous machine, programmers began to write applications that would take advantage of die hardware. One of the lirst packages to Ik- commercially developed was, naturally enough, a bitmap paint package.
Continued page 31 24-BIT PAINT PACKAGES After a rather dry period. Amiga paint programs are coming on in leaps and bounds both in terms of speed and performance. However, they still have a lot to do before they can approach some of the dedicated 24-bit paint packages.
When a 24-bit graphics card is used to replace the Amiga's native graphics, the increase in speed is terrific. This is because the extra video hardware can store the image in its own memory in a way which is a lot easier for the Amiga to access. Graphics cards don't have to deal with HAM and HAM8 tricks, nor do they have to pick colours from a pre-set palette - the colours are always available.
The undisputed King of Amiga paint programs is TVPaint2. For features, speed and sheer enjoyment, nothing comes close. At first glance the tiny floating requesters seem pretty dull, but after a few hours use no Amiga chip set program comes close.
There are other 24-bit packages, such as Brilliance from Digital Creations, which don't rely on a 24-bit graphics card. These work to a 24-bit internal resolution, but can only be displayed to the limits of your Amiga.
Why bother if you can't see the difference?
Well, the images created will look great when printed. Also, the greater quality can make for improved displayed pictures, particularly after a series of complicated image processes - the better the quality you put in. The better quality you get out again.
PERSONAL PAINT The paint package which has won the accolade of being included in the next Amiga bundle is Personal Paint version 4.0. Ppaint, as it's affectionately known, can deal with all graphics modes up to 256 colours. There is also support for loading and viewing 24-bit and HAM images, although you can only work on these in 256 colours.
As well as the standard tools we have already mentioned, Ppaint has several unique functions.
Possibly the most interesting of these are the image processing facilities. These processes can be applied to complete images, brushes or user- defined areas of the image. The processing is carried out on the image using one of several methods. The most common of these are convolution and popularity matrices. These are simple mathematical functions which are applied to the colour values of each pixel in turn. The results can be quite dramatic as we will see.
1 First take any picture, preferably one with quite a few colours in it. This picture of a clown is one of the demo images provided with Personal Paint.
It is a 320 x 200 pixel, 256 colour picture, so it will make a splendid basis for our experiments.
2 Apply one of the processes on the whole image.
This is called Watercolour and is supplied with Ppaint. It effectively reduces the number of colours used and creates a more shaky, hand-drawn effect.
The line shows how far the process has reached.
3 Now we apply another process. There are over 25 effects supplied with Ppaint and if you don't like any of those, you can always create your own.
We will use the texture effect next.
5 We can create our own process in Ppaint. This is an example of a convolution matrix. The matrix is applied to each pixel in turn. The values in the cells determine the result.
6 The modified blur process we created in step 5 results in a washed-out image with reduced colour range. You can generate almost any effect with the right matrix.
HOW TO GET THE BEST EFFECTS USING BRUSHES Km what exactly is a bitmap paint package?
Graphics on the Amiga, and indeed many other computer, are composed of little tiny dots known as pixels (short for picture elements). These are arranged in a grid 011 the computer screen to make up a picture. So a paint package is really just a tool that allows you to choose the colours of these individual blocks.
SIMPLE TOOLS Of course, choosing the colour value of each pixel in turn would be a bit of a slow and tedious process. Even the most primitive paint package has to have some easier method of painting an image.
The obvious analogy, and the one that has been adopted by computer paint packages since the days of the first colour home computer, is with a more conventional artist's tools.
The artist would have a palette with several paint splals on it from which they could make up the colours they want, and they would probahlv have a selection of dilferenl-si ed brushes.
In computer terms, the palette is the part of the art package where the colour values are chosen. On the Amiga, as with every computer system, you are limited to how many different colours you can display 011 screen at once, litis is due to the memory requirements and hardware restrictions of working with bitmap graphics.
Colours for computer paint packages aren't quite the same as colours that come out of a tube.
Colours displayed on a television screen arc made up of reti. Green anti blue components. Each colour on a computer art package is also made up of red. Green and blue components, usually controlled t in a slider.
On an AGA Amiga, the values for each component can range from 0 to 255. Giving a total of lti.7H million colours to choose from. In practice, the human eve cannot distinguish between that main colours, so it should Ik- good enough for even the perfectionists among us.
ASPECT RATIO The aspect ratio may not seem important to you when you are actually drawing things on the screen, but it can become very important when you are printing out.
The individual pixels which make up your screen image are not exactly square - they are slightly rectangular. Depending on the particular Amiga screen mode you are using they may be more or less rectangular.
The ratio of the width to height of the pixel is known as the aspect ratio. The ratio for the average TV display is 16:19. The problem is that when you print out your work, the aspect ratio of your printing device may not be the same, resulting in a distorted image.
Fortunately, most printer drivers do take this into account.
1 Having (badly) drawn one comer of the intended picture frame, we can clip off the comer and use it as a custom brush.
2 This menu shows how you can manipulate a brush with Personal Paint. We want to create the bottom left comer now. So all we have to do is rotate by 90 degrees.
3 Hurrah! The bottom of the frame is done. Now by cutting a brush from a horizontal strip we Brushes are simply made up from patterns of dots. Usually the paint package will have a selection. Ranging from a single pixel, to brushes several pixels in each direction, and either square or circular in shape. In all but a few paint packages vou can also create vour own brushes, simple by copying a section of the main image.
Once you have your brush, simply select a colour and get painting. Painting freehand is not always going to get the best results, especially because the mouse is a difficult tool to master. For this reason, you will have simple shape drawing tools. Pmonal Paint. For example, has square, circle. Ellipse, line and curve tools. These simply drag your chosen brush in a perfect geometric shape to aid your accuracy. You can move the mouse to change the shape as long as you keep the button pressed down. Only when you release the mouse button are the changes to the image rendered.
GOING DEEPER After that, paint packages tend to differ. Most will offer many different paint modes. These will control how the pixels in your brush change the pixels 011 the canvas’. A basic replace operation is fast and easv to understand, but that is not how real painting works. If you are painting with watercolours. When you paint over a colour already on the image, it isn't simply replaced. And with oil paints, even more complicated blending goes on.
Can elongate the sides. This can be produced with the line drawing feature.
4 Now we can clip the entire bottom of the frame to use as a custom brush. This time, all we need to do is to flip the brush about the x-axis to make up the top of the frame.
5 Now the top of the frame is complete. Obviously you can now pick up the entire frame as a brush and place it anywhere you like.
FILE FORMATS Saving a picture to disk might seem very simple when the menu options are presented, but behind the scenes a lot of work is going on.
The image data is stored in memory in 'raw1 format and It needs to be copied into a file along with information describing the picture's dimensions and the colours used in it This takes time, and if the image is to be compressed to save disk space, it takes a fair bit of cunning as well.
The standard Amiga format IFF stands for Interchange File Format and IFF files can contain everything from text to sampled sounds. The specific IFF format used for pictures is usually ILBM, which stands for Interteaved BitMap.
The IFF standard is very flexible, and it needs to be: there are hundreds of possible Amiga screen sizes and colours. Basically, an Amiga image can have any size up to about 32,000 x 32,000 pixels square with 16 millions colours but in general images usually conform to sizes which can actually be displayed.
For this reason file sizes of 320 x 256 with 32 different colours are common (low resolution), as are 640 x 512 in 16 colours (high resolution).
Newer Amigas fitted with the AGA chip set can now display 640 x 512 pictures in 256 different colours, or use a special HAM8 mode to display many thousands.
A good IFF compatible loader will deal with these formats, but older software might not have followed the official recommendations to the letter and might behave unpredktably when faced with a new, improved image.
The GIF format is in very common use in the IBM Clone PC market. These computers have a video standard called SVGA which allows images to have up to 256 different colours. GIF files never allow more than 256, although the data contained in the file is usually pretty well compressed. If you are looking around Bulletin Personal Paint can deal with a number of file formets. Including JPEG and GIF.
Boards, most pictures you find are in GIF format.
Several Amiga programs load and save them, and there are several GIF ’DataTypes' available in the Public Domain. When used with a program such as Multiview, the DataType allows GIF images to be loaded and displayed.
JPEG Unlike other file formats. Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) doesn't try to store the file perfectly. Instead it performs a series of mathematical processes to try and store only the information that is essential to allow the image to be recognised. Very fine details are ignored, with the net result being a dramatic reduction in the storage space needed to contain the image file.
The JPEG system works best when large images containing many colours are used: a 24-bit (16 million colour) digitised images for example. When used judiciously, a compression ratio of almost 10:1 can be achieved, with very little apparent degradation of the image.
Not many Amiga paint packages can cope with JPEG compression, and unless you deal a lot with 24-bit pictures it isn’t really necessary.
Again, there is a JPEG DataType available in the Public Domain which makes loading compressed pictures into Multiview possible.
JARGON BUSTERS AGA - Advanced Graphics Architecture is the name given to the custom chip set found in the A1200 and A4000 machines. It allows up to eight bitplanes of colour data.
Arexx - An Amiga scripting language used to control many programs, from spreadsheets to DTP software.
CrossDOS - an AmigaDOS extension which enables the Amiga to read and write PC format floppy disks.
DataType - A file format extension system for AmigaDOS. Programs which open the DataType database can read files in many different formats.
Extra-Halfbrite - An Amiga screen mode which allowed 64 colours on screen - 32 normal colours and 32 that are half the brightness, hence the name.
EGS - Enhanced Graphics System. A standard for 24-bit graphics cards which is OS friendly.
GIF - Generic Image Format. An Image format popularised by the CompuServe information service.
IFF - Interchange File Format. A standard way of storing data of all types on the Amiga Interlace.
HAM - Hold And Modify. A system cheat that enabled older Amigas to display 4096 colours.
HAMS - Hold And Modify 8 bitplane. An AGA version of the original HAM format, but now it can display 262,144 colours.
JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group. A file format developed for photorealistic images which features astounding compression ratios.
Pixel - Picture Element PCX - An image file format popular on the IBM PC.
RTG - ReTargetable Graphics. A system where all the normal computer screen functions are transferred to a different display system, usually a 24-bit graphics card.
SCREEN DEPTH Each screen, whatever its width and height, also has a depth. The depth is simply the number of bitplanes required to display the number of colours requested.
A bitplane is a section of memory reserved for the image, with one bit of information for every pixel on the screen.
For a standard 640 x 256 pixel screen, each bitplane would consist of 640 x 256 bits (= 163840 bits or 20K).
A two-colour image would only need one bitplane, because each pixel would be either on or off. For more colours, further bitplanes are added. With two bitplanes you get the following situation: BITPLANE 1:00 11 BITPLANE 2:01 01 giving four possible combinations for each pixel displayed, or four colours.
On pre-AGA Amigas. The maximum number of colours is 32, or five bitplanes. More colours can be displayed using operating kludges such as HAM or extra-halfbrite. AGA Amigas such as the A1200 can use up to eight bitplanes. Giving 256 possible colours.
Because the Amiga uses this way to display it's images, many files are saved in this format.
Bitplanes are best thought of as pages in memory - the first bit on each plane contains colour information for the first pixel, and so on.
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texttired surfaces for painting on.
Perhaps more important for ease of use are some features that ate unique to computer-based art. That is. Custom brush handling. A custom brush, as already mentioned, is a group of pixels which has been copied from the main image. Even with a few simple controls, these brushes can be verv useful.
In the sequence shown on page 'il we have drawn one (very rough) corner of a picture frame.
That is all we need to draw, because the other corners are made up by cutting this corner as a brush and manipulating it to create the other corners.
A better way of automating your painted efforts is to use Akexx. The standard Amiga macro language. Unfortunately, very few Amiga paint packages support Aliexx. One that does is Hl’aint from MegageM. But it only has basic painting tools.
Another feature you won't find on a normal paintbrush is text handling. When creating posters or livers which only have a small amount of text, it is often more useful to place the text directly on the image rather than having to rely on a DTP package to do it later.
Text handling in paint packages has improved dramatically. Nowadays, all the main paint programs support the new Workbench scalable fonts, so there is no need to worry about what si e your text is going to appear on screen - you can have anv si e you like. I lowever. Von can still use bitmap DELUXE PAINT IV AGA Deluxe Paint is probably the best known paint package on the Amiga, if not on any system. The reason for this could be that Dpaint has been included in virtually every Amiga bundle - until now. This is a bit of a shame really, as Dpaint has quite a few fea- fonts, which is useful
because they are easy to find and are actually just as good for working with paint packages, provided they come in the size that you need.
Both Deluxe Pawl and Personal Paint also support coloured fonts which are very useful for tilling and general presentation work. These fonts are usually anti-aliased, which means that the pixel blocks are less noticeable in the display. Anti-aliasing can be performed by Deluxe Pawt on all brush operations, which can cure the jaggie problems on all sorts of curved shapes.
WHY USE A PAINT PACKAGE?
So what is the point of a paint package? No computer set-up should he without one. They are an invaluable tool for generating graphics data of all types, from tables and diagrams to icons, titles lor genlocking. Animations and multimedia screens when you think about it there are very few things on your Amiga you can do without using graphics.
So whv not create vour own?
Tures not found in any other art package. It has some of the best animation facilities and many painting modes such as smear, shade and smooth.
One thing that it does share with programs like Ppaint is the stencil function. In high-end image compositing these stencils are known as alpha- channels, but they are easier to imagine as stencils.
GET YOUR MASTERPIECE PRINTED Sometimes a domestic printer is just not enough to provide the quality you need, but buying a high resolution colour printer is not really an option for most people. What you really need is to get it printed out by someone else.
There are print shops anti bureaux around the country which make a living from outputting other people's work. Not all of them are Amiga literate. Though - in fart, many of them have probably never heard of your favourite computer.
There are two solutions to this - either you ran find a bureau which knows of the Amiga, or you can trick the ones that don't. Although your selected target may not have heard of the Amiga, they are bound to have heard of the IBM PC. This is your big opportunity to pull the wool over their eyes. If you have a version of Workt ench with CrmsDOS included, you can easily save your pictures on to a PC format disk. If you don't have WB2.1 or better, there are many PD utilities such as Messy Dm which can do this for you. (See the Workbench Tutorial on page 160.)
Find out what equipment the bureau has. If they are using Macintosh equipment, they can usually handle standard IFF files on a PC disk. If they use PC equipment, it would be better to save the file in a different format such as PICT or PCX.
Next month we will be starting a series of tutorials which will be equally useful to both Personal PainI and Deluxe Paint users. The series begins with the basics, but we'll soon have you creating masterpieces better than any- thing hung in the Norwegian National Gallery. Don't miss it!
Continued overleaf Stencils are masks which enable the artist to lock certain colours in the image to prevent them from being modified. This can be very useful when performing block pasting or drawing operations which may change a large area of the image. Here we will see how it makes it much easier to add multicoloured text to an image.
1A stencil is a useful thing. Let us we want to add some nicely-coloured text to this picture of a cheetah.
2 Press 'j' to get to the scratchpad area and left- click on the text tool to bring up the font requester. We'll have a nice big one.
5 We want to mask out everything but white, so make a stencil where all the other colours are locked. This will protect the cheetah.
3 Picking up our text as a brush, we have gone back to the first page and placed it. A drop shadow would be nice, so we have placed it in black first. Use colour mode and paste it as white on top.
Achieve, we'll finish the work of a talented New Zealand artist, Roger Entwhistle. Just look at what he's produced on his Amiga. Roger, we salute you... I'lm i' just a small selection of the sarkloads of Ureal artwork we receive here at Amiga Format every month. These images have all been generated in bitmap paint packages and there is no reason to suppose that von couldn't do the same with a bit of help, although the artist in this case is obviously very talented.
But with an Amiga, you don't have to have a steads hand and keen eyesight to create stunning works of art, as we shall Ik- demonstrating in forthcoming issues.
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'; Digital sound effects and speech Features: @ 1 to 8 players Adjustable game duration of 2 to 20 minutes Over 500 team members, each with own ability levels 3 26 of the World’s top teams 3 Option to create over 40 new teams 3 In-game substitution and formation changes m VCR style replay includes slow-motion and freeze- frame ', Over 4000 animated player images ¦ Penalty shoot-outs
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Base configuration: A500, 1 Mb of RAM Compatible with all Amigas including A500+, A600 Enhancements for A1200, A3000 & A4000 «Franklu it looks excellent» - «It's shaping up to be a cracker» «In fact, Sierra Soccer could well turn out to be the dark horse of the season» . Amiga action «An especially high level of artificial intelligence that really makes the players work like a team» - JOYSTICK SIERRA" A Dynamix Production Sierra On-Line • 4 Brewery Court • Theale • Reading • Berks • RG7 5AJ • Telephone no : (0734) 303 171 ® and or TM designate trademarks of. Or licensed to Sierra On-Line, Inc.
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it mean you're going to turn into a deranged psychotic? Turn to
page 48 to read our feature on violence in Amiga games.
Meanwhile we've been doing the rounds at the games industry's showcase, the ECTS, where we unearthed mouthwatering morsels aplenty including more details about Sensible World Of Soccer and the follow-up to laser Squad - UFO: Cnemy Unknown. Details are in Next Big Thing and Coming Attractions on pages 42-45.
The biggest game in this month's review section is undoubtedly Clfmania, Terra marque's much-vaunted beat- em-up. Its combination of gorgeous graphics and superb playability makes it one of the best fighting games we've ever seen with only Ultimate Body Blows CD32 (alto reviewed this issue) coming anywhere near. The Fhmania review begins on page 52. Also subject to our unstinting gaze is Sierra Soccer, a World Cup contender that fails to live up to its promise. Find out why on page 80. Finally turn to page 97 for part one of our Gamebustin' solution to Beneath A Steel Sky, Liberation: Captive
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NEXT BIG THING?
Long, ago in a galaxy far, far away, two guys called Nick and Julian Gollop released a game called Laser Squad on the Amiga. It was an instant classic. Amiga Format gave it a 93 per cent Gold rating and a whole new generation of game players were hooked.
Now, five years later, the Gollops have teamed up with strategy specialists MicroProse to bring you a greatly enhanced sequel.
UFO: Enemy Unknown takes the extremely oddictive Laser Squad game concept and adds o novel twist. The original was essentially a top-down shoot-em-up featuring squads of tooled-up soldiers intent on blowing each other to smithereens.
Alien armada MicroProse have worked closely with the game's original programmers, which shows in the improved arcade style and the introduction of a new strategy element based around an alien invasion of Earth.
The plot revolves around the world's governments, military and scientists trying to cover up the fact that our planet is visited daily by an armoda of extra-terrestrial scout ships. As the alien activity increases, the United Nations panics into setting up a special task force to deal with the problem. You are the commander of that task force.
UFO: Enemy Unknown uses a point-and-click control system and is based on a fully-working model of the Earth, called a Geoscape, which features textured landscapes and a night day cycle which plunges parts CLOSI INCOUNTERS OF THE ALIEN KIND What have the United Nations, laser squads and cigar-shaped UFOs got in common? They’re all stars of a futuristic new adventure game from MicroProse as Rob Mead discovers.
Of the planet into darkness according to the hour. There's also a random mission generator so you'll never play the same game twice.
In the strategy section of the game you have to establish worldwide bases for your operations and try to juggle the defence needs of different countries while finding funding for weapons, research, workshops and so on. You also have to keep an eye on alien activity via a network of spy satellites so you can launch attack aircraft when particular countries are threatened.
Battle sequences The Laser Squad section of the game arises when you deal with the survivors of the enemy UFOs you bring down. A squad of eight soldiers is sent to the crash site which is viewed in isometric perspective so buildings and vegetation take on o more solid 3D appearance.
The battle sequences operate a line-of-sight system which means your men can only shoot at targets they can actually see and your field of vision is limited as a result, which really ups the tension. To make things more complicated, each of your men has a limited number of oction points which are used when they move or do something.
This means you can't just wade into a battle, but you have to work out what each of your men can do without placing themselves in danger. It all adds up to a frighteningly fraught and exciting experience.
• UFO: Enemy Unknown is released on June 8, priced £34.99.
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Rugby Wild Cup Soccer World Claes Cricket CD32 World Cup USA -94 JULY Cyberspace Lords Of The Realm Skeleton Kraw AGA, CO32 Top Gear 2 AGA AUGUST Alan Breed 2: Tower Assault Bogart (pro* title) Champ Mgr Super League Util DM Seventh Sword of Mendor CoraDeslpi ViolentverticalyecroSng shootygame Krtsais PsMcfanstyle medtoval tradkig adventure Virgin SensUe's wonderfuty adtSctive shoot-emup Impressions Electronic reenactment of the big Invasion Cyberdreams Graphic adventure with bloodcunSng thrSs Core Deskpi RPG from the creators of Darkmere Impressions BuU cats then sei them worldwide Msetmlum
Toby Simpson's neat punier Codemasters Eggy adventures from the ovoid superhero Empire Graftgold cash In on the World Cup shenanigans KrtaaHs Behind-the-scenes management racing slm Imapneer All new version of acclaimed footy game Gremln Absorbing and atmospheric Isometric RPG KrtaaHs Licensed soccer action from Rotherham's finest Virgin Not a street party or spam fritter contest hr sight Krtsalls Brilliant and colourful lootyrelated platformer Micro Prose laser Squad meets Civilization In space epic Audiogenic Famous stadium In licence shock BRING OUT THE BRANSON Virgin Interactive have
announced an Impressive range of Amiga and CD32 games for release later in the year. Most Impressive Is Lost Eden CD32 from French programmers Cryo, the masterminds behind graphic adventure KGB (AF42. FG91%). Lost Eden takes you back to a dim and distant past when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Man has tamed the herbivores, but Is engaged In a struggle for survival against the meat-eaters led by the fearsome T-Rex. To defeat the carnivores you have to rediscover the secrets of construction and build giant citadels to protect your people.
Lost Eden mixes strategy and adventure elements with gorgeously rendered 3D dinosaurs and exotic locations to discover. The game should be released In the UK in November. The price has yet to be announced.
Virgin have also snapped up the rights to Disney classics Jungle Book and Aladdin.
Both games feature all your favourite characters and locations from the films, appropriate soundtracks and a unique dual-contour system which enables characters to Interact with platforms In both background and foreground. Both games should be available for AGA machines only In November.
Finally, those hard-working chaps at Sensible Software are applying the same game engine found in their previous Amiga outings to a golf simulation. Sensible God places you in control of four little chaps, each with their own personality, who wander around a series of courses potting balls and getting stuck In bunkers.
The Sensibles have included all the world's major and a fair few minor golf tournaments, bags of humour and a whole caddy-full of surprises. Sensible Golf will also be available in November. For more details about any of the above games, phone Virgin on 081-960 2255.
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adventure about pizza Grandsiam RPG with 71.000 locations Sensible Software look set lo achieve the impossible this Autumn when they release a completely new version of their highly-acclaimed footy game Sensible World Ol Soccer retains all the playability of the original, but adds a host of new features, including a full management simulation. Most startling is the inclusion of over 1,400 football teams from every league in every country around the world, each with accurate player stats, kit and monetary values With a total of 22,000 players, the game features an international transfer
market so you can poach footy aces from Brazil and stick them in your own Sunday Leagues, created from the DIY League Editor The inclusion of managerial aspects enables you to play the game on three different levels, purely as a manager, purely as a player or STAY INFORMED!
Our up-to-ttw-minute listing of forthcoming releases LD OF SOCCER as a fully-dedged player-manager.
However, if you're into customising and remortaging stadia, forget it. The Sensible's have wisely only included those management aspects which are crucial to the conduct of the match Other neat touches included in the game for the first time are referee and physio sprites as well as international sampled crowd chants for added realism.
Sensible World Of Soccer goes on sale in September, price £25.99. If you can't wait that long, Renegade are also releasing Sensible Soccer International Edition very soon, priced £19.99, which features all the teams and players taking part in this year's World Cup.
If you already own a copy of the original Sensible Soccer you can upgrade for a mere £8. Watch this space for further details.
Lawnmower Man may not be released on the Amiga, but Cybemar Is due on CD32 In October.
LAWNMOWER WAR There's still no sign ot the Amiga version of Lawnmower Man. Even though the sequel Cybemar Is set to be released on the CD32 In October.
In the original adventure gardener Jobe is turned Into a psychopathic electronic monster by an Ill-fated experiment conducted by scientist Dr Angelo. Naturally Jobe's more than a bit ticked off by this and pulls Dr Angelo Into Virtual Reality wtth him to battle It out for eternity.
In Cybemar Dr Angelo again pits his wits against the mighty Cyberjobe and also has to fight It out against the VSI mainframe computer's awesome weapons system.
The game features loads of stunning visuals - many of them taken from the Lawnmower Man film Itself - there are oodles of 3D raytraced graphics and level after level of puzzles, traps and fearsome opponents.
For more Information about Cybemar contact Cyberdreams on 071- 585 3308.
Ex-students Lisa Tunnah and Paul Hale Carrington have purged themselves of dodgy haircuts and yard-of-ale contests and are launching themselves into the Amiga games scene instead.
TALKING VULCAN The pair's first project is a top- down 'speech adventure' called Valhalla And The Lords Of Infinity and is going to released through their own publishing company, Vulcan Software What immediately makes this different from most other adventure games is the extended use of speech samples. Five of the game's seven disks are filled with them and the character you control throughout the game tells you about the objects he sees and how he feels about the things you make him do.
It’s all very cutesy and the straightforward controls make the game easy to get to grips with.
Valhalla is released soon, price £29.95. More details from Vulcan Software on 0705 670269.
RUFF 'N READY Programmers Wunderklnd have teamed up with top publishers Renegade to bring an exciting new platform shoot-em-up to the Amiga, fluff 'n' Tumble centres around the heroic figure of Ruff Rogers who's sucked Into a weird fantasy world run by the evil Dr Destiny and his Tlnhead Army. You have to help Ruff defeat Dr Destiny by guiding him around four worlds and 16 massive levels. Ruff comes equipped wtth six different weapons, and there are plenty of power-ups to pick up on the way.
As well as A500 and A600 versions, Wunderklnd are promising an AGA Incarnation wtth enhanced 256- colour graphics and extra bonus levels. There will also be a CD32 version featuring Dolby Surround Sound which offers realistic clnema-style music and sound effects when used with a Pro-Logic system.
Fluff n' Tumble Is released In July. You can find out more from Renegade on 071-481 9214.
JUNGLE FEVER It's been knocking around Renegade's release schedule for ages, but Antipodean graphic adventure Flight Ot The Amazon Queen finally looks set to arrive on the Amiga In November. Intended as a pastiche of Forties adventure serials. Amazon Queen follows the fortunes of pilot Joe King whose task is to deliver film starlet Faye Russell to the set of her latest movie.
Disaster strikes when Joe gets locked Into his hotel room by his arch rival Anderson, and then his plane Is struck by lightning and crashes Into the middle of the Jungle. Cue guffaws galore as Joe encounters zealous missionaries, Amazon women and a nutty professor who plans to take over the world.
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Rob Mead lifts the lid on a gory phenomenon.
Mpire's DreamWeb is the latest in a long line of increasingly violent games vying for your attention Over the past year games such as Syndicate, Cannon Fodder and Mortal Kombat have taken the level of graphical savagery to new heights (or should that be depths?) Of slickness and sickness Is this a desperate attempt by programmers to give their software some degree of novelty or notoriety? Or are they trying to see how far they can push the boundaries of taste?
It * grisly death scenes like tMs one from Mortal Kombat which hove caused parents.
Mps and media pressure groups to get al uppity about the content oI computer games.
More importantly, with parental and Governmental concern about computer game content reaching fever pitch, can seeing people spill their guts all over the screen be justified? Until recently the majority of so-called violent games feotured nothing more than a few explosions and cute baddies disappearing into thin air Now you see the objects of your aggression being burned, butchered and decapitated It's all a far cry from Pong According to DreamWeb programmers, Neil Dodwell and David Dew, the gore' content of their sci-fi adventure is on integral part of the game's overall atmosphere.
"It's part of a dark and disturbing mood aimed primarily at an older audience,' they say DreamWeb's hero, Ryan, has to track down and kill the seven people whose actions are throwing the world of the DreamWeb out of sync The result is a game packed with tension, a smattering of sex and plenty of violence The demo on this month's Coverdisk, for example, sees a hired thug subjected to a bit of open-heart surgery from Ryan's well-directed axe. Due to the game's controversial nature, publishers Empire Software expect it to receive at least a 15-17 rating from ELSPA's game classification system
Possibly one of the best examples of ultra-violence in Amiga games is Bullfrog's Syndicate.
The natural successor to god- games like Power Monger and Populous 2, Syndicate places you in control of a small squad of agents sent on a series of increasingly suicidal missions against insuperable odds.
Not only is the game concept original and extremely addictive, but the violence is highly realistic
- ruby red pixels of blood spurt everywhere as enemy agents,
police and civilians fall under a hail of bullets from your
guns. As you develop more sophisticated weaponry, the ways of
dying become more elaborate and gruesome - use a Gauss gun on a
squad of innocent bystanders and you're greeted with a huge
explosion and the nauseous sight of people running around in a
fireball, screaming in agony.
Things get so gory you find yourself muttering "Oh my god I' under your breath when you realise the enormity of what you've done Why such realism? "We made Syndicate high in gore, to be more realistic," says Peter Molyneux, MD of Bullfrog.
"I know this sounds like a cop out, but it's the player who's violent, not us.
"All we've done is give a loaded weapon to the player and it's up to them how to use it... I've always hated games that gloss over violence. Surely showing realism of a violent act is better than discussing it? It's not that Syndicate has done anything new with violence, it's just that it shows it like it is.’ Early versions of the game also featured babies and animals being brutally butchered, but Bullfrog's game testers objected so strongly that Peter was forced to remove the offending sprites. "They told us we were going too far, funnily enough they ob|ected most to killing the
puppies ' Despite this, Peter doesn't actually think Syndicate is that A rock star's Indulgence In the |oy* of womanhood (ahem) to abruptly brought to an end by an ssssesln In DroamWab.
Violent compared to Street Fighter II. "Making things graphi cally explicit does not make them violent, with the exception of Mortal Kombat I think Street Fighter II is the most violent game around now. It has little blood in it, but I feel violent after playing it for a while If a game starts to affect behaviour, then it's getting bad.'
No such worries for Sensible Software's Format Gold winning wargame Cannon Fodder. Like Syndicate, Cannon Fodder places you in control of a small group of men who have to complete a series of complex missions The tiny soldier sprites are cute rather than realistic, but they still die in excruciatingly horrible ways. For example, when they're wounded they wriggle around clutching their blood-splattered remains until you put them out of their misery.
Sensible's product manager Martyn lunn justifies such scenes by arguing that Cannon Fodder is basically an anti-war game "We don't want to encourage people to think blood and guts ore good,' he says. 'If you read the bock of the game's instruction manual, it says '... don't try this at home kids, because war - as Cannon Fodder demonstrates in its own quirky little way - is a senseless waste of human resources and lives."
Z 0 2 M VI You soon reolise whot the Second World War casts a Martyn means as a forest of long shadow over the Germans' gravestones marking the deaths attitude to violence and Blue of your men spread across the Byte are sensitive to the depic hills above the battlefield. Like tion of it. In The Settlers, for Peter Molyneux, Martyn singles example, the fight sequences are out beat-em-ups as the worst cartoon-like and the battling offenders of gratuitous violence knights slink off when they’re "I've got better things to do defeated Noone dies with my life than just try to Blue Byte MD, Thomas
punch another sprite around," Hertzler, explains: “We don't he says dismissively think it's very responsible to make games more and more violent... six-year-old kids The most controversially violent shouldn't play those 'street killer' game of all has to be Mortal games. The danger of being Kombat The game's band of influenced by these games is too ruthless street fighters all have high. Unlike adults, children special death moves which aren't able to tell the difference enable them to shred their oppo- between reality outdoors and the nents in a variety of gruesome reality on the screen."
Ways - characters have their spines ripped out or their still- beating hearts pulled from their So what's the answer? Thomas chests. Some even lose their believes removing violence from heads all together computer games isn't the way.
The sight of all that blood "Nobody can deny the daily vio- and gore is enough to turn any- lence around us and we have to one s stomach, but what really cope with it," he says "Banning makes Mortal Kombat different violence from games would be from other beat-em-ups is its use equal to a kind of censorship, of digitised sprites, giving the But bathing in blood cannot be game a whole new degree of the way to give our youth a taste realism Disappointingly, the of real life."
Gore and use of digitised sprites The future doesn't look set to seems to have been included to change, however Core Design's disguise the lack of gameplay - forthcoming AGA shoot-em-up the Amiga version is simply a Banshee features another rash of very good conversion of a dead- red pixels exploding from peo- edly average gome. Pie's heads The game's While developers like programmers have also included Bullfrog, Probe and Sensible a secret level featuring women, attempt to inject more realism babies and bears who're dying into computer game violence, for you to smash their brittle German
publishers Blue Byte are bones to pieces with your air- actively investigating its effects in craft cannon Whatever you conjunction with their country's think about game violence, it leading universities Inevitably, looks like it's here to stay.
“We don't really want to encourage people to think blood and guts are good. Iff you read the back off the Cannon Fodder instruction manual, it says '...don't try this at home kids, because war - as Cannon Foddor demonstrates in its own quirky little way - is a senseless waste off human resources and lives.'** “We decided to make Syndieaio high in gore, to be more realistic. I know this sounds like a cop out, but it's the player who's violent, not us. All we've done is give a loaded weapon to the player and It's up to them how to use it...** LOVE, PEACE AND HARMONY? MAYBE IN THE NEXT WORLD...
We asked three leading lights in the games industry what they thought about pixellated violence and its effects on society.
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Elf City... You can imagine the scene, can't you? There are
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ears?" "Yeah," says the other. "They're stupid and pointy." The
first elf pulls himself up to his full 3ft 6-inch height and
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the second, "and you're deaf and ugly as well."
Muhmulandia consists of six regions - castle, pirate harbour, dungeon, waterfall, king's hall and ice village - each one occupied by a different champion fighter (see the Float Like A Butterfly box above, right). The six regions are further divided into 36 counties or squares.
It's a knockout You hove to challenge the king of Muhmulandia by conquering six counties in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line across the kingdom.
You do this by hiring a series of fighters who have to take on the King's champions in a series of six knockout bouts You only have one chance to win - defeat in an honour fight at any stage means you have to begin your challenge again.
Because your success or failure in Elfmonia depends All hell breaks loose - tables are overturned, chairs are smashed and pudgy limbs are ripped from green jerkined bodies. It's how wars ore started in some places, y'know. And it's how wars are resolved in the mythical lond of Muhmulandia The storyline goes something like this: the plucky king of Muhmulandia is the subject of constant challenges to his authority thanks to a set arcane magical laws. This means that whoever can defeat the king or his chosen champion in an Honour Fight can become the new ruler of the elven kingdom.
As on added incentive, the challenger also stands to win the Dragon Fan, a mystical object which bestows the secrets of the universe upon its owner.
FLOATS LIKE A BUTTERFLY, STINGS LIKE A BEE Elfmania's motley collection of six fist-fighting supremos are all highly skilled with different motives and moves.
Si - 11, - I . Rl.su 111 nofw • lira iwWuwwritn JANIKA THE PIRATE ELF Elfmania't token girlie Janika is a fast, supple fighter whose abilities should not be underestimated. Raised among cut-throat pirates, her special move is the devastating spinning middle kick.
KOSKEN THE EXECUTIONER Kosken's bulk makes him a formidable opponent in or out of the king's dungeon where he lives. In fact Kosken's so tough the ground trembles when he walks. His special move is a deadly high punch.
MATIKI THE FAT KING Lard monster Matiki has already conquered Elfworld with the help of the Victory Hammer. Now he's about to do it all over again with his special move
- the shocking hammer swing.
4’ i- PROGRAMMERS Terra marque SEVEN THE GUARDIAN This turbanheaded warrior is the king's guard and he's ‘tj equipped with on enormous bendy sword. Mmmm. His special move is a 360-degree spin for slicing opponents in two.
TAIKI THE ICE ELF What looks like a noncy feather boa around Taiki's shoulders is octually a snug sheepskin coat far those chilly nights in the Elf Mountains. Taiki's special move is a spinning jump kick.
TENKO THE FOREST Elf This mohican- haired chap spends all his time in the woods and smells of damp leaves and badger urine. A good all-rounder, his special ability is the spinning high kick.
PUBLISHER Renegade 071-481 9214 PRICE E25.99 RELEASED Out now bigger and better fighters, it comes as no surprise to learn that the whole game centres around your ability to make money.
At the start of the game you only have 75 coins to spend - unless you're in two-player mode - and your fighter's energy levels during combat are directly linked to how much money is shaken out of him during combat. This means you lose money when you do badly and make money when you do well, since your opponent also keeps dropping readies every time you deliver a well-oimed thump. The other way to moke money is by converting the prizes heaped on the victor at the end of the bout and by fighting in as many counties as you can before you start on your crown- chasing line of six. It's as tough
as it is simple.
There's no doubt about it. Play Elfmania for a few hours solo and you'll be hooked.
Play it for a few weeks with a pal you'll want to emiRoyal personage Matlkl receives a resounding cheer from the members of his court as Tenko beats an undignified retreat.
Grate to Finland and get a job in the Helsinki branch of Iceland just so you can stand like a groupie outside the programmers' door.
Simply the best Elfmania is brilliant and it knows it.
The graphics smack you round the face with their loveliness, the controls knee you in the nether regions with their slickness and there's enough long-term playability here to go 12 rounds with Lennox Lewis and come out smiling.
For too long we've put up with shoddy beat-em-ups with dodgy sprite routines, abysmal joystick controls and a bit of titillating gore. Only Team 17's Body Blows series has offered anything like the playability we deserve. No longer. Elfmbnia is the best Amiga beat-em-up yet.
Rob Mead O GRAPHICS Breathtaking. The cutely animated spites are huge and the backgrounds are gorgeous.
Each character has speech samples, whoops and grunts. You can't turn off the music.
ADDICTION Really comes alive when you're playing against a pal. Non-stop in-yer-face Fun.
PLAYABILITY No championship or tag-team modes, but there are 36 differ ent bouts and simple controls.
Elfworld Is divided Into tlx counties comprising 36 squares. To win you have to get a row of six crosses horizontally, vertically or diagonally across the screen.
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OkfSTPP A The Americans are revolting. Can you bring order from the chaos in these ) fiendishly tricky Syndicate missions?
Of i u u LIT [ You'll probably spend a lot of time looking at the Intro screen. It's that tough.
It's almost a year since Syndicate first nuked its way on to the Amiga scene. Its brutal gameplay fused cyberpunk with the god game - the end result, a game so violent that Saddam Hussein would have disapproved.
And now it's back, only more so.
Bullfrog have released American Revolt for all those die-hards who refuse to die hard. This data disk continues the story of the syndicates as they grapple to retain power of the Americas.
In order to play American Revolt you've really got to be able to finish the original game because the datadisk's missions are at least three times as hard as the originals, so if you're new to Syndicate you'll be about as much use as a one legged man in a penalty shoot-out.
No offence, but unless you've played the original to death, you'll just get very frustrated with American Revolt, very quickly.
In all there are 25 new missions on the disk. They range from the difficult (The Rockies) to the downright impossible (The South American countries). Even with fully-equipped agents with a complete set of Version 3.0 modifications you're still going to die jolly quickly.
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Mission bloodin’ difficult The secret to completing these missions lies in using each agent's drug intake carefully. If you got through the first game by simply yomping around in group mode killing everyone in sight, then you’re not going to do very well at this game. Quite often you're going to have to split up your agents, sending two to take out the enemy while the other two get on with the mission itself. The actual missions range from the usual combat sweeps where you destroy everyone in sight, to the escort-type where you've got to keep someone alive. The escort missions are the
trickiest, because it's very easy for the enemy to pick off your defector, which means you've got to keep your agents in the line of fire at all times.
By way of illustrating just how hard these missions are, here's what happens in Columbia. You're sent in to eradicate a double agent. The city's split into two sections and the agent won't reveal himself until you've dealt with all enemy agents.
You control your agents In the American Revolt In the same way as you do In the original Syndicate. Use the mini map and select weapons from the panel on the left of the screen There are about 20 agents in the southern sector and each one is just as well equipped as you. Having depleted all your firepower and SYNDICATE: AMERICAN REVOLT UcatT I.o tunz-Gw COST =10000 AHHO --S90 !0riG€ =230k SHOT CUCST U3 hviHS U PROGRAMMERS Bullfrog PUBLISHER Amiga Format 0225 822511 PRICE £12.99 Kit out your agents with various weapons and choose your physical abilities.
RELEASED Out now picked up a few extra weapons, you locate a vehicle with which to make the journey into the north.
When you spot the vehicle's guard, you head north and encounter the 50 other agents who are protecting your target.
Then you die. Swiftly.
If you thought you'd be helped by new technology which would give you the edge over the other syndicates, then you'd be wrong.
GRAPHICS The usual shocking rivers of blood, cyberpunk citizens, and funky TV screens.
Lots of swooshes, plenty of screaming, and a healthy dose of machine gun fire.
If you were hooked on Syndicate, be prepared to sacrifice all of your free time to this.
PLAYABILITY ¦aanaMnia?i It's all very playable but almightily, extremely, extraordinarily hard.
While playing these missions it became obvious to me that the Amiga Formal readership should be protected So, if you're really sold on this mission disk and the cheque's already in the post, please follow these nuggets of advice: case it should it suffer some sort of heavy blow.
• Remove all sharp objects from the room you're in
• Use an industrial strength mouse.
• Don't get interviewed by a researcher from a TV programme about
video gomes.
• Don't phone us when your whole life falls to pieces. You have
been warned.
Andy Hutchinson ©
• Have the telephone number of a good therapist handy.
• Give loved ones plenty of notice before you start playing, so
that they can evacuate.
• Encase your TV in foam, just in “ 25 new missions for Syndicate
fanatics with a difficulty rating equivalent to climbing the
north face of the Eiger in your underpants. 99 Protect and
survive There aren't any new weapons available in the game
(unlike the PC version], these are purely new missions.
Bullfrog designed them in response to the number of people who
complained that the original was too easy. Alex Trowers (who
designed the levels) also wanled to stop people from wandering
around in group mode.
This is most definitely not a game you'll finish the first weekend you have it and even the Syndicate programmers have trouble completing some of the levels.
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We hove served thousands of satisfied customers during out 4 years of trading.
Over 10,000 man hours (during S yeas) has been dedicated to the production of this constantly improving gone. It s ate of die most reoistic and acurate representations of a professiond footfnJ managers annuoi dialenge to toctkally out wit ond conquer every opponent Managers : I to 4 Human players. Ratings, Performance statistics, sack ond offers. 3 Difficulty levels. Manager of the month ond season owotded. Pools, Pick any team in ony division to begin with.
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IK: 1 This is o putely managerial (ticket managei game Hint concentrates on strategy and includes plenty of relevant statistics. The game has been designed and developed by o tiue fan of the sport It replicates everything that a real monoget has to contend with and it's a totally unique production that oil (ticket Ions should experience.
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• AXA EQUITY 8 IAW 18 league county teams, 50 overs per game
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Accurate playei details 5uinome, height ond oge.
• 27 different ployei attributes. Most skills have a direct
impact on the effectiveness of each individuals actions during
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• Batting ond bowling averages lop batting and bowling tables
• 3 Different training intensities to boos! Hotting, bowling or
fielding.
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Interventions ore permitted at any time lo change bolting
tactics oi| fielding pincmgs.
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• 15 diHeient field placings.
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• Ohiei staff:Physio, Groundkeepei, Scout) can be hired and hied.
• Annuoi league fixtures listing, (uirent week and last leogue
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• Real time transfei market Playei contract ond wage
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When the manual for a £26 game suggests: 'If you are new to rugby you are advised to read a book on the game', it's not a good sign Especially because the software house hasn't explained the rudiments of the code for you. But of course, how can they when all they've go to work with is a sheet of A4 folded in half? What's more it seems that our 'manual' is the Australian version because it says that all the teams except Cronulla-Sutheriand are computer-controlled but there was neither sight nor sign of said bunch of cobbers. Maybe it's some far-flung place off the beaten track in
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Up and under Still, at least Audiogenic have been bold in attempting the first Amiga arcade Rugby League simulation, and with an official license from Wembley Stadium to boot.
All of the English League teams are included although the players names have been changed. Each player has nine different skill ratings including stamina, speed and handling so there are also management elements to consider when you select your team.
Rugby League is not the easiest of sports to translate on to screen and some of the rules seem baffling at first, particularly to folk in Rugby Union-strongholds such as Bath, where AF is based.
One of the main differences between the two codes is League's six-tackle rule where you get six chances to run towards the try line before you have to hand the ball over to the opposition and Wembley Rugby League successfully incorporates this rule.
Pitch battle There are two pitch-view options; the normal view seems fairly restrictive at first - you can't see a great deal of the pitch but you soon get used to it. But the Blimp View looks like you're watching proceedings from LBH® ...To make impressive demos and intros ...To show of your Amigas capabilities ...To mix effects, graphics and music ...To create multimedia and video presentations DEMOMANIAC, brought to you by BLACK LEGEND, was developed by COMPLEX DEVELOPMENTS, one of the best programming teams the Amiga world has to offer.
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Expiry date: Postcode:_ the Goodyear airship. The players are too small and it's virtually impossible to work out where the ball is.
If Audiogenic had opted for a Sensible Soccer kind of view, it would have made the game a lot more more effective.
But what of the gameplay?
Running and passing the ball couldn't be simpler and despite some rather strange collision detection in the tackling, overall you do get the feeling you're playing Rugby League which, of course, is the whole point of the exercise.
Scrum and get it As is usually the case with sports sims, Wembley Rugby League plays best in two-player mode because the computer teams can move across the park with such lightning pace that it's difficult to follow the ball.
There are a number of preset plays to choose from for tap-ins and scrums, most of them rather bewildering if truth be known. But some of them seem to bring results, and the Blind Side move and something called a Featherstone are quite neat.
Wembley Rugby League also has plenty of options. You can play for up to 80 minutes, there are seven skill levels, a variety of tactics, as well as differing weather conditions.
Graphically it's just OK, nothing special, but the sound sets the game apart - it's absolutely appalling consisting of just the odd 'uurrgg' and cheer. Despite these few reservations, I really enjoyed playing this game. There are no major flaws in the gameplay and although it's a tad rough around the edges, Wembley Rugby League really can be a lot of fun.
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Since the defeat of the evil Loki a couple of hundred years back, they’ve been uproariously toasting their own success and taking saunas with leggy Norse wenches.
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Heimdall 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Heimdall, in its day one of the best isometric role-playing adventures ever. This time our hero Heimdall, along with his female sidekick Ursha, has to track down the six missing pieces of a powerful amulet which have been spread around various locations in Yggdrasil and the worlds beyond.
The key to Heimdall's success is a kind of holy transportation system called the Hall Of Worlds. This hall contains a network of portals accessed by magic talismen which enable its user to travel to any loca- tion at will. Of course, many of these magic talismen are missing and Heimdall's first task is to find them.
He also has to do battle with as many of Loki's forces (the Hakrats) as he meets on the way.
Essentially, Heimdall 2 consists of a series of puzzles and mini-quests which you, as Heimdall or Ursha, have to solve. Various clues are obtained from the many people who populate the game as well as from the objects that you can collect or buy on your travels.
Rack and rune Heimdall 2 also enables you to build up a formidable array of offensive, defensive and healing spells thanks to the inclusion of magic runes and recipes. But what's this game actually like then?
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The puzzles too are suitably complex - you usually have to visit three or four locations, chatting to different people and trying different things before you piece the clues together to get a useful object. On the way you also pick up a whole load of information about Loki, the Hakrats and people's motivations for helping or hindering you.
However, with any puzzle game things can become frustrating if you get stuck on one aspect of the game for too long. Because Heimdall 2 is HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY AROUND HEIMDALL 2 No self-respecting RPG hero would be seen dead without a sizeable inventory packed full of weapons, talismen and symbols, and Heimdall is no exception. Here's what they can do for you... The 8th Day - Jerr O'Carroll, God Keaveney and Dave Keogh Core Design 0332 297797 £34.99 1 Hand-to-hand weapons: Heimdall or Ursha can store up to eight hand- to-hand weapons each Including axes and long swords.
2 Armour: reduces your chance of Injury during hand-to-hand combat.
The King's son gives you his chalnmall early in the game.
3 Throwing weapons: enable you to attack enemies from a distance.
Items Include axes, daggers and bows.
4 General: anything that's not a weapon or a piece of armour gets plonked in here, Including the old rune scrolls, food and vitals, a variety of potions and arrows.
5 Holy Symbols: these objects are crucial at certain stages during the game and Increase your spell-casting abilities.
6Tallsmen: access to the different portals In the Hall Of Worlds Is only possible with the magic talisman granted to you at various stages.
7 Look at: to find out more information about an object in your inventory move it on to this Icon.
8 Eat: after a few skirmishes with the Hakrats your health starts to suffer. Move food, drink or potions on to this icon to recover your strength.
9 Drop: move any unwanted Items on to this Icon to remove them from your Inventory.
Statistics: provides you with vital Information about Heimdall and Ursha's abilities.
Save Game: saves your current position. You need a formatted Save Game disk first.
Load Game: loads a previously saved game. Extremely useful for when you die.
Exit: this one quits the inventory and returns you the main game screen where you can continue in your quest.
Hand-to-hand weapon In use: place a weapon from the Hand- to-Hand Weapons screen here to arm the currently selected character.
Armour in use: to wear collected armour, move the object required from the Armour screen on to this icon.
Throwing weapons in use: place a throwing weapon from the Throwing Weapons screen here to arm the currently-selected character.
General Items In use: to use your bow and arrow, the bow should be placed on the Throwing Weapons In Use icon and the arrows placed here.
Text box: all sorts of useful information about different items appears here when you use one of the Icons above.
Brief description box: gives Information about the currently selected item.
With a feast of puzzles and cryptic clues Heimdall 2 keeps you guessing and playing.
PLAYABILITY Dramatic music and ear-splitting sound effects. What more could you possibly ask for?
RPGs don't come much better looking. Serious adventurers might find it a little too cutesy, GRAPHICS Out now pretty linear, failure means you're denied access to large sections of the game, so you end up paying repeat visits to the same in-game characters only to discover they're stuck in a conversational loop which only alters if you achieve something elsewhere in the game world.
• * Heimdall 2 looks absolutely gorgeous and has an almost
cartoon feel to it ** This isn't a major fault in itself
because you expect to get hopelessly marooned in a game like
this from time to time, but the problem is your progress is
hampered by some overwhelmingly slow and constant disk
accessing and swapping. This means that virtually every time
you enter or exit a room you've got a long wait before you can
get on with the next scene. Another curious feature is the
mixture of mouse and joystick controls. The mouse is used
Heimdall and Ursha have failed to defeat the mighty, and
extremely Irritable. Lokl and are sent to prison for their
pains.
Lo access icons and menus, and the joystick is used for moving your character around and fighting. This takes a while to get used to and the game would have been just as good without the joystick. The fight sequences are limited, so you don't need a stick to make the most of them.
Despite these drawbacks Heimdall 2 is an absorbing and addictive adventure and although it can't claim to be one of the best examples of the genre, it certainly comes very, very close.
Rob Mead £ Cumbersome controls and too many disk swaps. Why not make it hard drive installable?
VERDICT "Heimdall 2 is an absorbing, enticing adventure which is let down by some very fiddly controls and the frequent disk swaps. Oh, and it's a bit on the pricey side too. ” 8134 PROVOKING... dwarves in * ****,*«.
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TACTICAL MANAGER L PUBLISHER Black Legend 0438 8400034 PRICE £25.99 RELEASED Out now 45 HALF TIME 50 SHOT Ey EDENER GILEERT 53 FDUL Eb LIDDELL 5a FPUL £b REDFERRN ? I'.'ISIQM DUE RCTIOn I TABLES [ 0PT10ns| I ” I qu There are many football fans who would like to lake issue with the title of this game. No doubt Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United fans will be reasonably happy with the tactics of their respective managers but the majority of us are left to ponder the gaffer's idiosyncratic team selections and tactics.
I've got two words to say to Howard Wilkinson - Eric and Cantona. Doh!
Do I not... Tactical Manager has been around in various guises for some time now.
Originally called Football Tactician, it built up a solid following through mail order sales and has now been re-written, revised and packaged for general sale.
But does the market really have room for yet another football management simulation?
The top 30 games chart in May hod four footie sim entries and one must wonder how much more you can actually do with the point and click football stats medium.
Well, for a start you con add even more statistics.
Black Legend are releasing four versions of the game; English League (Premiership and First Division), Italian Serie A And B, Scotland and German Bundesliga. This version contains all the Premiership and First Division teams.
Unfortunately, you can't walk straight into a top job - you start with a rating of three and you can only get a post with a team of the same rating or less which basically means donning the managerial shell suit at any First Division club, apart from Crystal Palace.
There is a fair amount of information to digest and out of all the sims available, Tactical Manager is the most text-based. So you have to be a serious fan of the genre to take this on board.
All the usual management options are here including piles of players stats, access to all the info at other clubs, transfer markets and a useful editing system whereby you can update names and stats as and when they change.
During the matches, you're kept Informed by a series of running comments.
TACTI mi MANAGE si Player profiles are a tad random (Paul Ince hasn't got one though lesser stars have) and some of the info is rather odd - Leeds' Gary Kelly earns more money than teammate Gary Speed here. If you're a popular chap, it's possible to have up to 46 players on the go at once.
Although the information is quite detailed. Tactical Manager is well- designed, easy to play and runs at a decent speed. The matches can be watched as a series of comments, highlight comments or just as goals.
A marker on the pitch enables you to see where the ball is during play.
Like that Strategy and tactics are based on a number of styles such os Sweeper System, Through Balls, Rough Playing or Heavy Marking. They take a while to get the hang of but you basically find a system to suit the strengths of your team and adjust them depending on your opponents.
Tactical Manager is probably the most detailed management sim around. There are enough stats and options to suit the anorak-sporting fanatic but some may find the barrage of text a touch blond. It's not a game for the casual fan, but Tactical Manager should satisfy even the most committed Fergie wannabee.
Stava Bradley Tj GRAPHICS mmmmmmmmmn Completely text-based but Tactical Manager is clearly set out and easy to use.
SOUND “ Tactical Manager will appeal to the committed footie management fan. The host of different options should ensure longevity, particularly with the promise of seasonal upgrades. 99 art, it sets new standards of © Archer Maclean 1991.
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Produced under license from Virgm Games Ltd Fully correct player details from every competing country. Play in a world league or create your own player sides to play in which ever tornament you like. With full editing facility!
Boasting player after-touch, superb responsive player control, huge positional tactical possibilities available right down to your subs! EVERY player from EVERY team is different with all skill ratings shown!
Full match statistics giving massive detail from play percentage down to how many good or bad passes a particular player has made.
In the most versatile and comprehensive game of its kind!!! (with vast range of shots crosses set pieces player control) AVAILABLE FOR: AMIGA 500, 500+, 600, 1200 I enclose cheque P.O to the value of £24.95 MADE PAYABLE TO SOCCERSTAR ( Name & address on back of cheque please).
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Monopoly brings out the worst in people You may have strong views on an individual's entitlement to gather a bonkers amount of loot, but a few minutes into a game of Monopoly you become a property hoarding, money grabbing scoundrel and it's fabulous.
But effectively translating such a classic game on to screen, with all its quirks and tensions would seem a tough task. Not so.
Angel Islington Assemble a cast of bizarre, Viz-type characters and some vaguely amusing animated sequences together with a large tablespoon of humour and you've got yourself a recipe for some serious Amiga-enhanced wheeler-dealing.
Two of the characters in particular look like they've stepped straight out of the pages of the popular adult comic. Frank Barrow is a dead ringer for Farmer Palmer and Mrs Starch, despite the name, rather resembles one of the Fat Slags.
The computer players have individual characteristics - some are sneaky, some greedy, others are plain stupid. Up to eight can play and you can mix human and computer players if you wish. Playing the game is simplicity itself, all the usual Monopoly rules apply - intensive manual scanning is not required (always a bonus for the boot-up-and- get-on-with-its like myself). If you don't already know, the basic idea is to buy property and build houses and hotels gaining rent money in the process to fund expansion.
Each property has its own animated street scene and the players' counters - irons and cars, you remember - all chug along in a whimsical manner.
Community Chest It actually all works pretty well. But whether you're keen enough to shell out 28 sovs is another matter. The AF office certainly had a fine time taking a Chance and delving into the Community Chest with odd unwonted trip to one of Her Majesty's 'holiday camps'.
Unfortunately, none of the players ever nip off to the toilet so the odd, pinched £100, or a sneaky free hotel is out of the question. Who ever played Monopoly without cheating? Rather expensive, but fun nonetheless.
Stephen Bradley O Not a great deal to hear apart from the dice-rolling and the odd chugging effect.
ADDICTION GAME REVIEW JUNE 1 994 nr nr lu ¦ Monopoly works because you can happily play against both friends and computer players.
PLAYABILITY liTnriui The icon panel is simple to use and it won't be long before you're Irving it up in Mayfair.
“ A cast of shifty characters, comical animated sequences and easy-to-use icons ensure that budding property moguls will have a fine time attempting to bankrupt one another. 99 SIERRA SOCCER ipping smartly in before World Cup fever is upon us comes Sierra's summer football offering. Remember Striker? Not the Seventies footie board game where you whacked the players' heads, hoofing the ball towards the onion bag only to be scuppered by the fabulous diving goalies; but the frantic Amiga game released alongside Sensible Soccer back in 1992.
Well, Sierra Soccer bears an uncanny resemblance to Striker in both looks (though the pitch view is wider) and play. In fact, one might think the same teams developed both games but no; different programmers and two years apart.
Sierra Soccer adopts the tried and tested Sensible pitch view and offers up all the teams playing in this year's World Cup with England as an added bonus - well, there's no harm in pretending, right? Mind, the players names have been changed - no official licence, see, so you get McGrarf playing for the Republic of Ireland (if he turns up) and Fyortoff turning out for the Norwegians.
Unfortunately, you can't edit the names but there is room for one custom team (all you miffed Welsh, Scots and Northern Irish).
Simple steps to scoring So what extra, if anything, does Sierra Soccer offer to the arcade football genre? Not a great deal if truth be told. The play is quick and the controls work in a similar fashion to Sensible Soccer - the aftertouch, short and long passing work OK, but the major problem with the game, particularly in two-player mode is the SIERRi. SOCC1R WORLD CHALUNM DfflON way the ball is almost glued to the player's feet. And it is soon apparent that the best way of scoring is to embark on a mazy dribble upfield a la Charles 'Charlie' Charles (of Harry Enfield fame) before rounding
the keeper and stroking the ball into the back of the net. Fortunately, the computer teams don't allow you such luxury, but all the same it's a major flaw, particularly because the goalies seem rather fallible.
The defending player is denoted by an arrow over his head and you have no means of controlling who that player is - the arrow changes automatically as the attacker comes forward. In two-player mode, this allows the attacker to run at defenders, wait for the arrow to change and then run off. A bit of a farce!
Goals galore Tackling seems to be limited to the long slide - it's difficult to muscle in and take the ball off your opponent.
And Sierra have thrown in gimmicks which in most cases serve to annoy rather than enhance the game, particularly the fiddly shot and throw lines which appear at free-kicks ond throw-ins. But, as far as goals go, Sierra Soccer is possibly the most spectacular of football releases to date. You can score the most amazing strikes although you wonder quite how you managed it.
There are all the usual tournament, friendly, up-to-eight human player options and you can practice penalties and free kicks, but there are one too many flaws to make Sierra Soccer a serious contender.
StDV* Bradley 1) * ¦ ¦ 1 §P -' ' :S8i4v Ibll The action replay is excellent and works in similar fashion to a video recorder.
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Still, Captain Jeremy Flynn is indeed a pirate and commands a crew of nine men steering a ship through the shark-infested waters of the Indian Ocean. It's all plain sailing until Flynn's ship is attacked by the fearsome Redbeard and his cutthroat band who kidnap the crew and make off with all the treasure.
To add insult to injury, Flynn's ship is then caught up in a wild tropical storm and is wrecked off the coast of Devil's Island, Redbeard's well-defended home.
Traps 'n' Treasures is a cutesy platform adventure which places you in control of the hapless Flynn. You have to rescue all nine members of your crew, collect as much treasure as you can and put an end to Redbeard's pirating career. The consists of four massive levels: Threadneedle Lagoon, Skull Grotto, The Temple and The Fortress each full of nasties, puzzles, traps and secret rooms.
To help you on your journey across Devil’s Island there are various weapons, power-ups and keys as well as a handy shop containing a ragbag of useful items needed on your voyage. You can even get involved in a spot of gambling with the shopkeeper if you fancy your chances as a dice whizz.
Planks for the memory Traps V Treasures is frustroting. It's going to take you a couple of weeks just to complete the first massive level. The reason? Being an island, the game world is surrounded by gigantic puddles of sea which Flynn has to swim around.
Now, the problem with water is that it slows you down, and you can't move around as easily as you can when you're bouncing about on dry land.
Unfortunately, while you're floundering in your water wings, all the undersea creatures are homing in and making your life an abject misery.
Worse, you can't use your trusty cutlass under water to fend off the sharks, fish, and crabs who want a slice of flesh. These handicaps add up to one thing - you die... a lot.
Extra food, health and restart points help, but often they aren't enough and you end up staring despondently at the Game Over screen.
Still there's nothing wrong with a challenge, right? And Traps 'n' Treasures offers plenty for you to sink your teeth into. Rescuing crew members is relatively easy, but there are plenty of fiendish puzzles to overcome and you find yourself trying again and again to reach just that little bit further. Maddening, addictive and intensely enjoyable.
Rob Mead h I .., , Nothing really new. But the tiny sprites are well-animated and there's plenty of variety.
? 3 ,4 5 I fl 7 ut Nf 10 Atmospheric SFX and jaunty shanties conjure up the world of Devil's Island to great effect.
¦anSnsiRi ¦ a Traps is horribly frustrating, especially the tricky and extensive underwater sections.
PLAYABILITY Four massive levels and tons of puzzles mean this game's going to take you weeks to finish.
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Available for PC and compatibles AMIGA AMIGA 12(H) SILMARILS UK. 2 CANFIELD PLACE, LONDON NW6 3BT TEL : 071 328 2762 FAX : 071 328 2738 Welcome to a new world of amcs... Steve Bradley sets the discs spinning for the latest Amiga CD releases.
Welcome to the CD32 round-up and without further ado, let us jump straight in with Striker (Gremlin, 0742 753423, £29.99, 58 per cent).
Football is all the rage at the moment - pre-World Cup fever, if you will - and Striker boldly pronounces on the box that it: "... is probably the closest anyone has come to creating a realistic soccer simulation". This is simply not true. If the box had stated: "Striker is possibly the closest that anyone has come to creating a ridiculously fast soccer simulation," then fair enough.
And check out the price - 30 knicker. The game was recently released on floppy for under a tenner, but adding a few audio tracks to the CD version is hardly worth an extra 20 quid. Having said all that, Striker is a reasonable footy game, particularly in two-player mode. The teams are all international and seeded and there are the usual tournament options, but this still doesn't justify its price tag.
Two gomes that on the surface offer little, but with a bit of perserver- ence turn out to be worth exploring, are Naughty Ones (Interactivision, 071-702 9391, £25.99, 80 per cent) and Donkl (Supervision, 0438 840004, £25.99, 77 per cent).
At first glance Naughty Ones looks like a decidedly overage platform game in which you have to steer a couple of spritely lads through various rooms, picking up bonuses and avoiding hazards such as clocks, robots, dripping acid and plasma death bolts.
The game seems to be a straight port of the A1200 version, which scored a thumping 86 per cent in AF58, which means it's tricky, addictive, frustrating, fiendishly moreish, refreshingly simple and a smashing two-player romp.
Donk! The platform gome starring a Samurai Duck which scored a tasty 85 per cent in AF53 has been tweaked for its appearance on CD32. Sadly, the animated sequences and slightly different way in which the levels are laid out don't Continued overleaf » JUNE 1 994 CD32 GAMES WOC McDonald AH-1U SufCR COBRA
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because it's a testing and compelling platformer.
More prehistoric antics are on offer in the platform puzzler Chuck Rock 2 - Son Of Chuck (Core Design, 0332 297797, £29 99, 79 per cent) which opens with an excellent animation recounting a tale of love, jealousy, revenge and car manufacture. Chuck has been kidnapped by evil rival, Brick Jagger and Chuck Junior must negotiate six tricky levels in order to rescue his Dad.
It's simple enough fare, bright cartoony graphics and many an enemy to clobber with your club - and check out the huge endof-level bosses. However, it is quite similar to its predecessor and the gameplay becomes a tad repetitive ofter a while. But heck, it's entertaining, if expensive.
Rolling in some five pounds cheaper than our Chuck comes the eager Beavers (Grandslam, 081-680 7044, £24.99, 67 per cent) and it’s an unusual platformer in that you have to constantly stay on 79% the move because the screen scrolls continuously - slow up and you're consumed by the edge of the screen.
It's about as easy to do as standing on a log.
Again, it's a kidnap scenario - this time Mrs Beaver - and despite your doubts about wanting to rescue the old bird in the first place, you are required to traverse marshland, a graveyard and various other places of scenic interest. Beavers is a bouncy affair with simple graphics and some pretty effects, but as far as lasting interest is concerned... oh.
I've forgotten what I was going to say about it.
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Fire And Ice - The Adventures A Samurai duck with an appetite for scaling platforms. Donk! Is an unusual, yet addictive, platform game.
Of Cool Coyote (Renegade, 071-481 9214, £24 99, 85 per cent) sees Cool off in search of abandoned pups across the world. With 30 levels to tackle, power-ups and bonuses to collect, he's got a whole new world to discover.
The graphics are beautifully drawn, Cool is smooth and control- loble - he has a gun which fires ice pellets and it works great in the cold countries, but not so good in warmer climates The levels are both interesting and varied and there's plenty of humour for those that like that sort of thing. One of the best platformers available for the machine The film has disappeared and the premiere is tomorrow And if you don't retrieve it pronto you'll get the sock Or something. With six film sets to explore including sci-fi, and black and white and horror, Premiere (Corkers, 0332 297797, £14.99, 83
per cent) is certainly FRONTIER - ELITE II Gametek 0753 553445 £29 99 With the keys to your shiny new Eagle long-range fighter in hand, it's time to boldly go where no Amiga CD33 has gone before, meeting strange new rotes and selling them cheap (onk for large sums of tosh.
This follow up to the classic space trading game Elite allows you to explore the universe and seek your fortune any way you wish. Alternatives include piracy, interstellar trading or interstellar assassinations. The universe is your oyster.
Anyway, it's all great fun, albeit in a slightly confusing way. The only differences between this and the floppy version is that the controls have been adapted to use the controller (although you can use a keyboard or mouse if you have one| and the ability to save to the non-volatile memory. It's not difficult to use the controller, although it does take a while before you feel like you're completely in control. Also, you can only save the game when your ves- sel is docked. One good thing is that the bugs (such as the info mous passenger-carrying ship selling bug) which bedevilled the early
releases of this game all seem to have been fixed.
You still have the same cheesy musk, no texture mapping and no great increases in speed. Small grievances aside, it's a bloody great game whkh will probably keep you going for years to come.
One of the most original platform puzzlers around. The baddies all relate to the particular sets they're in - Tumbleweed and Pesky 'injuns' in the Wild West and il could almost be Bubba 'N' Slix in a previous incarnation. However, connoisseurs might find it a tod repetitive in the gameplay stokes, but you get value for money with its price at 15 sovs.
More frenzied platform frolics as Zool 2 (Gremlin, 0742 753423, £29.99, 87 per cent) hops in with extra levels, 10 music tracks and some natty 3D animated sequences.
It's not wildly disimilar to the original, but that was so good it can't be a bad thing. A treat.
Golf, a good walk ruined?
I think not. Ryder Cup (Ocean, 061-832 6633, £29 99, 85 per cent) is the team tournament played between Europe and the USA.
Visually, it's superb (speedy graphic redraw), there are three different control options and four courses to tackle. You can join Seve and the gang or simply play singles.
However, although Ryder Cup plays nicely it still doesn't quite match the ageing, but classic, PGA Tour.
A platform puzzler in the Lemmings mould, Humans (Gametek, 0753 553445, £29.99, 78 per cent) is an evolutionary game where you attempt to guide Man through a whole pile of levels discovering a variety of helpful delights - such as fire, the whepl and rope - along the way.
Loads of tricky puzzles have to be solved before you can progress between levels. And you'll encounter many obstacles along the way including burning bushes which you dispose of using fire. The controls can be a bit fiddly at times, but with both Humans versions one and two included, it's pretty good value 87° , Zool’s back, only this time he’s got a female companion and a dog to help him out. If It’s frenzied platform action you’re after, Zool is the quickest of them all.
033Z32ZD3ZIE2Z7 32 Top footballing nations battle for soccer's biggest prize - The World Cup.
The stage is set for the worlds best players to display their awesome skills. Flying Dutch wingers, Masterful Brazilian Playmakers, Powerful English targetmen. Every team plays differently and no two men perform in the same way.
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1 VII ft :n line I 1 i 33 PlfiC€ ANY BftLL I "I'll get that scum it it's the last thing I do. No one treats a Skorl like a fool and lives.” Welcome to onother exciting episode of re-releases. This is the part of the mag between the CD-*2 reviews and the GameBusters pages where we pick the best of those games that have been dusted down and given a new lease of life.
Many of them are classics that are now available at budget prices, so if you've just bought an Amiga check out some of the truly great games that you can pick up for a snip, and some are AGA versions of A500 games.
Many of the games featured here are real high-fliers and none more so than that storming flight sim Tornado AGA, (Digital Integration 0276 684959, £34.99), which comes with a 332-page manual that's so large that there is even a The graphics have been enhanced on this AGA version, and it feels a tad quicker than the original game. But at £35 you'd have to be keen on flight sims to hand over the readies.
On the plus side Tornado is one of the more sophisticated Amiga flight sims you're likely to come across, and there are hosts of options and in Combat Mode you can play head-to-head. Existing owners of the A500 version can upgrade to the A1200 version for £9.99 by sending their original disks to Digital Integration. The non-AGA version of Tornado scored 80 per cent when it was reviewed in AF56.
You thought it was all over, and the domestic football season is, now.
But that doesn't stand in the way of footie game releases such as The Championship Manager Compendium (Domark 081-780 2222, £27.99, reviewed AF48 82%, upgrade not reviewed).
Actually it's a bit sneaky this. The football season comes to o close and Domark release Championship Manager '93 together with the '94 Season Upgrade so that all the info from the start of last season is up-to- date. But the season has finished, so come August when the whole thing kicks off again, there will be a load more changes after the Summer transfer merry-go-round making this out of date. Aarghh.
Anyway, Championship Manager is o good management sim with plenty of detail and it looks attractive. But why Domark couldn't have simply put this lot on to four disks in one box and cut the price accordingly is a bit of a mystery. My advice is to wait for Championship Manager Superleague which is due out in August.
Remember Comic Relief? It was more of a sigh of relief when everyone pul their red noses owoy, but it brought us Sleepwalker which helped raise money for the charity bonanza. Anyway, the A600 and A1200 versions ore bock with us (Hit Squad 061-832 6633, both £9 99, reviewed AF44 91%, A1 200 version reviewed AF47 89%) It's an attractive platform puzzler, original ond playable, and some of the money is still going to charity even though it's now down to a tenner. Plot: boy goes sleepwalking and you, as his protective pup, must stop the young-feller-me-lad awakening from his slumber. Plenty
of levels, pretty sprites and if you've got an A1200 you can get the enhanced version for the same price.
If you yearn to play a character called Kavodac and to waggle a joystick at the same time, then the Bitmap Brothers' role-playing game Cadaver is just what you need (Kixx XL 021-625 3311, £14.99, m c o 0 in Friendly fron Turf Moor Kanchelskis BURNLEY Attacking. .
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o i y CP HI VI c z HI o 0 ft reviewed AF17 83%). There ore plenty
of puzzles to solve and monsters to mash. Also included in
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dungeons and rooms to explore. Not really for fanatics but
worth a look.
Poor old Jim - that elusive world title. Better luck next year eh? Still, at least Archer MacLean did a great job programming Jimmy White's Snooker (Hit Squad 061-832 6633, £14.99, reviewed AF26 91%) and it's the classic Amiga snooker game. Incredibly detailed yet playable, seriously approached but with humorous elements, the whole package is smooth and the 3D view is excellent.
JW Snooker is good value at £ 15 but it's also on the £30 Award Winners Gold compilation along with Sensible Soccer, Zoo! And Elite.
And that's even better value.
A gaming landmark, Sim City (Hit Squad 061-832 6633, £14 99 reviewed AF6 92%) is now some five years old but its influence remains undimmed through the, er, passage of time Whatever, it's a famous god game and the idea is to design and run a city, keeping all the facilities going and the inhabitants happy. But nobody said running a city was easy and you have to collect taxes, attract investment, keep an eye on the crime rates and generally make sure that- everything’s ticking over nicely in the old metropolis.
If creating your own city seems too much like hard work, you can always try running a ready-built one and these include such bizarre scenarios as San Francisco 1906 (earthquake city) and Tokyo 1957 (large monster attack).
Graphically it all looks rather basic by today's standards, but pretty pictures aren't everything and Sim City remains a tremendously playable game. And that's what really counts, right?
Another hugely influential game that's now available at a budget price is Revolution Software's Lure Of The Temptress (Hit Squad 061-832 6633, £14.99, reviewed AF36 92%).
Who is this temptress? And how can I lure her? “How 'bout a nice cup of tea, pet?" “Geedaardovit, you." Set in the rather Gary Larsonesque-sounding Turnvale, Lure Of The Temptress has a huge gaming area to explore, with loads of odd characters wondering about the shop and a decent dose of humour.
And one of the best things about the game is that you can construct sentences to interact rather than just click on a set response The plot itself is full of the usual dungeons and monsters; the idea is to de-throne the evil lass and free an honest, decent goody goody. Visually it's excellent and well recommended.
MiG-29M Superfulcrum (Hit Squad 061-832 6633, £14.99, reviewed AF29 89%) is the follow up to MiG-29 and basically it's more of the same flying lark and then some more.
If flying superfast Russian craft is your thing then you won't be disappointed Smooth graphics and fabulous air-to-air combat routines, combined with the opportunity to fight a full war ensure, that there's enough action for those who like a scrap. But having said that, it's certainly more for fans of the genre than for the casual boot-up and blow-em- oway types.
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I came across this lip while on my way to destroy the Palace at Baghdad If you target an object in Ground HUD mode on the Trackcam and press 'U', the target will be destroyed without using any weapons and at any range. If the target is the primary or secondary you still get the points for achieving the objectives. This cheat only works on ground targets, not airborne targets.
Alan Gaulton, Wrexham on the Main Selection, not the Optlone Sc non. You'll notice under the two option Knee there wfll be a new one cadad Cheat Mode. Choooe this and you w* be given a Dtagnoetlca Screen where you can change the preference ot your game, for example which Item you chop, whether you play RepUte without doidde hawlm or MaNty, MiabOng you to raduco your opponent's onovgy to a cjuwtof or ooo the biographic* at the end.
Bobby Mufti, Ilford, Emm PINBALL FANTASIES AGA Reviewed MS7, 80% ¦ 21 si Century 0235 851852 To get the extra be! (the fourth, at the end of the game) In onepleyer mode on Partytand, hit the apace bar aa many tlmea (In rapid aucceaalon) aa the number on the display panel Indlcatea.
¦ a. Unidea lln. Ini nle Sluef talli jonn morun, iwiwicn, nonum Please note that I may have made a mistake when writing these codes down.
A letter T could also be ihe number 11' and a letter 'O' could also be the number '0' (zero).
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Georgeham, North Devon Reviewed MSS. FG91 % ¦ Psygnosis 051709 5755 Here are the level codes: Zone 2 RFFIZIAC Zone 3 ZOHNAGA3 Zone 4 VC5UPZWE Zone 5 N6KJXWDR Zone 6 T3 DVTJ 1 2 Zone 7 CUTUJMGI Zone a VOOXBC2T Zone 9 SVMB4A 1 F Zone 10: OGPHPGGH If you’re struggling through the futuristic world of the brilliant graphic adventure Beneath A Steel Sky, then try taking this advice from Revolution Software, developers of the game. Part Two of this complete solution will be in next month’s AF.
PART tricke off you. He a got eerious designs on yoo fumpe When he leaves, go to the second factory.
Use the spanner you collected earlier on the cogs in the machinery. Retrieve the spanner. Try to go into the storeroom on the left. Tell Joey to go into the storeroom. Go back to the first factory and use the spanner on the welder robot. Ask Joey if he would like a new shell, then ask about the stores. Return to the second factory and tell Joey to disable the fuse box in the storeroom. You can look through the window of the storeroom to see what Joey is up to. Inter the storeroom and lift the gangway on the floor.
Get the putty (plastk explosive) which lies under the gangway.
Fostac eavesdrops on Relcfls conversation with Hobbrno and begins to unravel the mystery surrounding his abduction.
Get the rung from the top of the back with a barrel and places it on the stairs on the left of the gantry, lift. As soon as the lift goes down, jump then use it on the fire door to into the hole and this will take you down the right. Watch the animated to the furnace room, sequence. When the security officer has Examine the lock on the furnace room gone, go back into the recycling plant, door. Ask Joey to open the door when he down the stairs and then go right flies into the room. Officer Reich enters, towards the lift room. Watch the animated sequence. Now w - examine Reich's body to find
an ID card Like Lure Of The Temptress. Steel Sky enable* you to peek through windows and crevices Into the rooms beyond.
And a pair of dark glasses. Go through SH )Rh| the door.
Hobbin* the handyman is a useful source of Information and the proud owner of a spanner and unsavoury sandwiches.
Examine the transporter robot, then examine the junk to reveal a robot shell.
Use the circuit board from your inventory on the robot shell to activate Joey. Talk to him. Now stand on the lift to activate the alarm. As soon as Hobbins the workman comes in and switches off the alarm, go right into his workshop, open the cupboard door and take the spanner from the bottom shelf. Ask Hobbins where you are, then keep talking to him to find out what's wrong with the transporter. Go back to the lift room.
Ask Joey to start the transporter. The transporter now disappears and comes WALK ON BY As soon as you reach the top of the stairs, go right along the walkway, past the lift and into the pipe factory. Try to walk through to the second factory.
When Anita asks who you are, tell her you are a factory inspector. Talk to her again and find out the correct title for safety inspectors. Keep talking to Anita until supervisor Lamb walks in and sends Anita away. Tell Lamb you're the auditor.
Leave the factory and look at the cable to the right of the entrance. Ask Joey to cut the cable, then get out of his way. Go to the power plant at the far left of the walkways. Talk to the caretaker.
Use the spanner on each of the two buttons beneath the pipes on the right. Now tell Joey to press the right button while you press the one on the left. The caretaker storms out. Turn off the switch on the control panel to the left. Remove the light bulb and put the plastic explosive in Got Jooy to press the button on the right while you uae the one on the left, and you create a handy diversion for the old bloke.
With Joey totalled In the welder robot and the power reactivated. Foster can take a trip In the lift to the next level.
The light fitting. Flick the switch back on to blow open the doors of the control panel. Pull the right power switch to restore power to the lift on the walkway.
Go back to the factory entrance. Use Raich's ID card on the lift slot and go down to the next level.
You are now in the Belle Vue area of the city. Pick up the cable which fell from the industrial level. Walk left to Reich's apartment. Enter it using the ID card on the door slot, then take the bike magazine from underneath the pillow.
Leave Reich's apartment and walk right to the square where you find Anchor Insurance and the travel agents.
Enter the travel agents and talk to the guy at the counter. Give him the motorbike magazine in return for a tour ticket.
Leave the travel agent's and wander back left until you see Lamb. Give the ticket (an invite to a tour of the pipe factory) to Lamb. Use the lift back to the Industrial Level and walk into the first factory where you should see Lamb. Go to Factory Three, the Reactor room, after you have been introduced to the foreman. Talk to Anita to get a jammer and find out about the Schriebmann port.
Head back to the lift and to Belle Vue.
From the lift, head left past Reich's apartment, until you get to the surgery at the end of the walkway. Go in and talk to the receptionist by clicking on the projector. Ask for a Schriebmann Port. Ask Joey to talk the receptionist to gain entry to the surgery. Walk left through the door and ask Dr Burke for a Schriebmann port.
Keep talking to him to find out about Billy Anchor's special policy.
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ANCHORS AWAY Leave the surgery and head right to Anchor Insurance. Enter and talk to Billy about Dr Burke. When Billy leaves the room, ask Joey to get the anchor from the statue. Pick up the anchor and use it with the cable you collected earlier to ere’ ate a grappling hook. Now head back the Industrial Level and the Recycling ball in the first room. This appears as a Compressed Data icon in your inventory.
Go right to the second room and from the inventory use Open on the carpet bag.
Get the birthday present. This appears as a Decompress icon in your inventory.
Now use Decompress on the Compressed Data to reveal two documents, the re port.dot and briefing.doc, which are also placed into your inventory. Collect the magnifying glass to get a Decrypt icon which you should then use on the two documents. This reveals two more icons - the red and green passwords. Go right again and enter the third room. You are now confronted by a grid of nine squares (nodes) which have to be activated in the right order.
Use the green password on node 1.
Use the red password on node 2. Pick up the green password and use it on node 4.
Pick up the red password and use it on node S. Pick up the green password and use it on node 3. Walk to node 9 and then exit.
Get the books which appears as phoenix.doc in your inventory. Use Decrypt on phoenix.doc. Now collect the bust to get the phoenix program.
Disconnect from UNC.
Go right to the UNC terminal by the door and use your ID card on it. When the on-screen menu comes up, select Security Services, then View Documents.
Reach each document. Select Special Operations, then Special Status Request.
Finally, select File Adjustment to D-UNC Lamb.
Now head off to Lamb's apartment, next door to your flat in Belle Vue, and get the Pussies on Parade video. Leave Lamb's apartment, go left, then take the lift down to Hyde Park. O Plant where you started the game. Walk up the stairs to the gantry and go right through the fire door to the ledge. Use the grappling hook on the Security sign on the opposite wall. Once inside the Security HQ, use the ID card on the UNC interface and sit in the UNC console.
You're now inside the surreal world of the UNC computer's brain. Pick up the Thi» futuristic shopping centre Is wbere Foster trades In his bike magazine and learns about a special policy' from Billy Anchor Once you've fMJNC'd Lamb he sends you on an cat and coflect a copy of his favourite video.
Thte maze room Inside the UNC world isn’t as complicated as it looks. Once you’ve decompressed and decrypted the objects from the previous room, the rest is easy. Use the green password on the square marked 1. Use the red password on the square marked 2. Collect the green password from square 1. Then use It on the square marked 4. Collect the red password from square 2 and use It on the square marked 5. Collect the green password from square 4 and use it on the square marked 3. Now walk to the square marked 9 and walk throu i the exit on the right.
LIBERATION: CAPTIVE 2 Reviewed AF55 FG9I% ¦ Mindscape 0444 246333 JUNE 1 994 GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP 7 An object should appear on the floor and you con 'drop' as many items as you wish.
Look back to Normal View.
9 When the power bolts stop, you can pick up the objects that you dropped.
4 Engage the poser point so the lightning bolts are touching you.
5 Use the Look Right, Look Left command to move the view screen so that it is at an angle.
6 Move the cursor to the bottom of the screen and hold down the right mouse button so that the cursor becomes a hand (the drop cursor) and left click.
WIN A GREMLIN GAME In Liberation: Captive 2, it is possible to duplicate any object any amount of times using the following method: Ifind a power point and stand in front of it.
2 Select any item from a droid's backpack and drop it on to the floor so that the name of it appears in the text window.
3 Pick up the same object and return it to the droid's backpack.
Have you got any hot hints, top tips or stunning solutions for the latest Amiga games?
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All you have to do Is Jot down your tip on a piece of paper (or send It on disk If It’s a big solution) along with your address details and the name of the Gremlin game you want you win, then send It to: GAMEBUSTERS. Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street. Bath BA1 2BW. If you prefer, you can win an Amiga Format mall order voucher. This entitles you to spend up to £25 on Items advertised In the mall order section of the magazine (see pages 152 and 153).
When you duplicate an object you will find that all the ones you pick up are exact copies of the object written in the text window.
This is particularly useful with credit cards because you can stack lower value cards that you have duplicated until you reach maximum value. You then duplicate this in order to get as many credits as you wish.
Duncan Stuart, Aylesbury, Bucks ACTION REPLAY CORNER The following are action replay pokes for some lop games.
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C27F45 = rounds won left side m C27F47 = rounds won right side M C28038 = Timer M C27F49 = wins In a row left side M C27F4B = wins in a row right side RBI BASEBALL TWO Reviewed AF45 82% B Ocean Hit Squad 061-832 6633 M 1E027 = Strikes M 1E02D = Outs GOAL Reviewed AF49 88% ¦ Virgin 081 -960 2255 m 104AF = home side goals m 104B1 = away side goals lOO DIZZY CHEATS Do you have any cheats for Treasure Island Dizzy?
C E Dean, Saltash, Cornwall Al the beginning of Treasure Island Dizzy type ICANFLY, then jump off the end of the beach to take off.
WHALE ON I can't get past the whale on levels 1 -4 in The New Zealand Story.
Can you provide me with a cheat to skip levels?
Michael McNulty, Liverpool Type FLUFFYKIWIS on the title screen, then press HELP to skip from level lo level.
IT TAKES TWO- I'm stuck on Golden Axe. Do you know any cheats?
Paul Bain, Fareham, Hants Plug a second joystick into your Amiga and start a two-player game on your own. When you die, press Fire on the second joystick for an extra three lives.
SKULLDUGGERY In Lure Of The Temptress, con you tell me what is the skull combination to get through the caves?
G Mellor, Northumberland Once you have managed to get past the Gargoyles with Goewin's help, she follows you into the caves. Pull the right skull, go into the green cave, then into the entrance cave.
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 K 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.
Talk to Goewin, tell her to go back to the green cave and follow her. Tell Goewin to go back to the entrance cave and pull the left skull.
GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP JUNE 1 994 When the going gets tough, Rob Mead gets sorting through all those tips and cheats to help you out of your sticky situations and complicated conundrums. Take it away, Rob... If you set your speed to 2 or 3, the fake Enterprise circles around your ship making it easy to shoot at or blow up. You are now confronted by two Elasi ships which you have to destroy to win.
MONEY, THAT'S WHAT I WANT Are there any cheats for Sim City?
Adam Jelly, Tyne and Wear When you start the game hold down Shift and type FUND for $ 10,000.
You can do this as many times as you like.
When the door opens go into the blue cave, pull the right skull, then the left skull. Wait until Goewin walks in and tell her to go to the green cave and pull the right skull.
Save the gome.
Go to the left when the door opens, kill the guard, go left and use the potion on the dragon. Talk lo the dragon and tell it to help you. Enter the blue cave, pull the left skull, go to the green cave and pull the left skull.
Finally go back to the entrance and leave the caves.
XENON-PHOBIA I'm having some trouble with Xenon 2 - Megablast. Is there a cheat for loads of money and everlasting energy?
Gareth Lowe, Matlock No, the only cheat we are aware of is this: pause the game, type RUSSIAN AIR, unpause, then use N KLINGONS ON THE STARBOARD BOW Can you help me with Star Trek?
I have 21 commendations and have finished level six - the Old Devil Moon - but I just can't get past the Enterprise replica. Please, please help me.
Angela Underhill, Birmingham to skip levels. This cheat only works on some versions.
DENNIS THE MENACE On Dennis for the Amiga 1200 I cannot get into the attic on level one to collect the last few coins. Con you please help me?
David Last, Farnham, Surrey Go to the extreme right of the first floor and find Mr Wilson. Run away when he comes to get you, then follow him as he turns his back.
Use the jack-in-the-box to leap on to the shelf. Now jump left on to the first wardrobe and then left again on to the second with two suitcases on top of it.
Walk on to the bottom suitcase and, using the water pistol, shoot the switch on the wall to the left. Now run left to first chest of drawers and climb up the rope which is dangling down the wall to get into the altic. 5 In Derbyshire, Ni NATIONWIDE land by Mail Order, speedy delivery!
THE APPLE ALTERNATIVE If you've ever thought about moving from the Amiga to a PC, then why not consider the alternative offered by new lower cost Apple Computers! Apple is the worlds largest seller of personal computers, which like Amigas, operate with the easiest Icon based windowing system • not unfriendly DOS as found on IBM compatibles - that's why Apple have always been the leader In DTP Graphics and Creative Business applications. Now.
With more and more entertainment and educational software available too, plus new pricing policies • an Apple won't cost as much as you thought! With a vast range of expansion possibilities it's the system of the future!
F YOU’D UKE TO KNOW MORE ASK FOR YOUR FREE APPLE INFO PAOO WE AIM TO CONTINUE PROVIDING THE BEST SERVICE IN THE INDUSTRY NEW... Amiga A1200 Pack Announced Great new pack with Games, I Business ana .
Graphics 1 Software | INCLUDED'... 1 I see Hard Drive Versions below'.'.'. + Apple LCIII 4,80 (4Mb. RAM with an 80Mb. Hard Drive) * Keyboard II + Apple 14“ Colour Plus HiRes Monitor
* On-site Maintenance + Ciars Works + FREE Starter Pack worth
£30!
(see details cf items marked + below) + SAME LCIII PACK WITHOUT: On site.
Claris Works, Starter Pack JUST £764 95 That's right... Now you have a better choice of Amiga 1200 Packs and, whichever one suits you is also available with optional Hard Drive configurations - ALL at some of the most competitive prices around! PLUS... at Harwoods you receive an EXCLUSIVE JURASSIC STARTER PACK FREE WTTH EVERY AMIGA!!! If you're also looking for a Printer, Monitor or any one of a vast array of Amiga peripherals or accessories, then speak to us too... you could save £'s!
THE LATEST Amiga A1200 Computer Combat Innovations Pack is supplied with Total Carnage, Brian the Lion, Zool 2, Day by Day (filofax type planner), Wordworth 2.0 (Word Processor), Print Manager (for ; use with Wordworth)'| and Personal Paint V4 (advanced Paint Package with support for HAM, GIFF) plus a FREE... JURASSIC STARTER PACK!
A1200... Combat Innovations WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY DefflRS T( CHOOSE FROM WHY SHOULD YOI FhOICE ¦ GORDON HARWOOD COMP«*S? I Well just a few GOOD reasons arJjKd herefj Trl 11 |HB ? NEW ReplacemenbStLn ? FREE Uk Mainland coljepOT of major hardware unit eguirjil warranty service In tfSirst ye: (unless on-site .-.ar'a* :. W.i... *:,h ¦ :?:* FREE rapid courier return of HfjjTgrrp}]™ serviced products ,
* ACCESS to our ex-direS|||k Customer Technical Helpii B FREE
JURASSIC STARTER PACK WITH EVERY AMIGA PLUS... ? MOUSE MAT ?
DUST COVER ? MICRO SWITCHED JOYSTICK WORTH ALMOST £50 JURASSIC
PARK BY: OPTIONAL LIFETIME WARRANTY PLAN At 200... Race ‘N’
Chase + Apple LC47S 4,80 (4Mb. RAM & 80Mb.
HD) or 8 160 !8Mb. RAM E. 160Mb. HD) + Keyboard II * StyleWrlter II Mono 360dpi InkJet Pnnter with sfieetfeeder & cable
* Apple Colour Plus 14“ Hi-Res Monitor + Ort ste Maintenance + C
ans Works + FREE Starter Pack worth C30I (see details of items
marked + below) Brilliant 360 dpi COLOUR InkJet Printer Plugs
straight MVMi n*o vCv.- MAC' + SEE DETAILS BELOW FOR ITEMS
MARKED WITH A + Hard Disk Drive Options.
OUR Amiga A1200 Race 'ti Chase Packs are supplied complete with... Nigel Mansell s Grand Prix, Trolls and a REST ASSURED YOU'LL HAVE NO BILLS FOR YEARS TO COME!!!
A1200... Desktop Dynamite OUR Amiga A1200 Desktop Dynamite Packs are supplied with Dennis, Deluxe Paint IV, Oscar, Print Manager and Wordworth plus a FREE... JURASSIC STARTER PACK!
You can choose to add an ExuHmI Warranty to ANY hardware it B from Harwoods - for less than you think! Take up to 5 years cover and at the end of that period extend again on an annual basis... Thus, a LIFETIME'S PEACE OF MIND. What’s more the warranty Is fully transfer- able, enhancing resale values of your equipment! Even available on hardware you may have purchased elsewhere - Phone for details! _ A1200 H D OPTIONS DESKTOP DYNAMITE COMBAT INNOVATIONS RACE 'N' CHASE FREE FULL IYR ON-SITE MAINTENANCE' Simply phone & an engineer will be with you the next working day CLARIS WORKS Fully
Integrated Word Processor. Database.
DrawGraphics.
Spreadsheet. Graphs- Charts & COMMS s w WORTH OVER £100!!!
85Mb 200Mb 250Mb FREE STARTER PACK Worth OVER £30!
? TO-DS'HD Disks* Mouse Mat* Disk Head Cleaning Kit + Mouse Mechanic Shown In the table abcMa are just some of Hard Drive OptBhs available.
Phone us for details of other sizes too.
Gordon VALUE PACKED AMIGA PRINTERS T LOOK BELOW AND SEE HOW TO MAKE YOUR A1200 THE ‘ULTHME ALL our printers are supplied for immediate use Including cable, paper and labels FREE OF CHARGE! Dot Matrix models also come wtth a tailored dust cover FREE. Specific Amiga driver software is included wtth EVERY printer FREE (eg. With Citizen this is the excellent Print Manager Version 2 driver).
AMIGA SYSTEM AND CONFIGURATION TESTED.
SEE PAGE 3 FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE AMAZING BLIZZARD RANGE OF PRODUCTS (ESPECIALLY THE NEW
1220) TO SUIT VOUR AMIGA AND AT A PRICE TO SUIT VOUR POCKET!
Standard Amiga A500-600-1500-2000 (unexpanded) Standard Amiga A1200 (unexpanded) Amiga A1200 6 Blinard 1204 4Mb RAM Card (AMF Gold Award) Amiga A1200 & Billiard 1220 4Mb £ 28Mhi MEC020 Accelerator Amiga A1200 & Blinard 1230 4Mb £ 40Mhi 68EC030 Accelerator CITIZEN COMPUTER PRINTERS FOR THE AWARD WINNING 1204!
Standard Amiga A4000 030 2Mb Chip RAM. 4Mb Fast RAM) 4 ¦ A I (,h Jsboi - -esflkare performer) using Syslrm. IV'Sinn T 18 HARWOODS EXCLUSIVE POWERPLAY GAMES RACK In.. iSLTL,: I GREAT BUNDLE OF 18 EXTRA GAMS TO ADD TO YOUR AMIGA. YOU WONT ' NEED TO BUY MORE FOR AGESIIl FiK il4il 9 U Xenon 2 Megablast'. Stir Crazy. TV Sports Sf,¦ Football. Hostages, Jumping Jackson, Bubble Plus, B * « Bloodwych, Tln-Tln on the Moon, Krypton Egg.
P •w*'7 1 Purple Saturn Day. Eliminator'. Skychase. Safari m 1 Suns, Lombard RAC Rally, Captain Blooo. Strike || Force Harrier'. Sky Fox II and Lancaster
IV. R. Q5 'Not compatible with U, only..13.33 4,200 300C 4000 New
Colour Printer just announced with 120D+ - 9Pln Mono Swift 90
- 9Pln Mono Swtft 90 - 9Pin Colour Swift 200 - 24Pln Mono
Swift 200 - 24Pln Colour Swift 240 - 24Pln Mono Swift 240 -
24Pln Colour REMEMBER THAT ALL CITIZEN PRINTERS HAVE A AMIGA
CD32 SPECTACULAR VOYAGE NEW...NEW... Amiga CD32 SPECTACULAR
VOYAGE PACK Including great games... MICROCOSM AND CHAOS
ENGINE Plus While Stocks Last... DANGEROUS STREETS, DIGGERS,
OSCAR AND r 1 WING COMMANDER!!!
'A Printer for Everyone that can be Used by Anyone1.
Compact, easy to use new Citizen. Ideal for first time buyers but wtth capabilities to grow as your needs increase. Superb 24Pin clarity in mono (or colour with an optional kit) on standard cut sheet paper (50sht feeder supplied as standard), sprocketed paper, overhead slides, envelopes etc. and very quiet too!
Citizen ABC 24 Pin Mono Printer £139-* Citizen ABC 24 Pin Colour Printer £164-95 NEW CITIZEN PRINT MANAGER VERSION 2.
Supplied FREE wtth all Citizen Printers! Higher printing resolutions and more control of your Citizen. Makes all your printing EASIER to perform.
Please ask us If you require full details.
ONLY.
AMIGA MONITORS FOR EVERYONE MICROVITEC MICROVITEC AUTOSCAN 1438 14'Colour Hi Resolution MulttSync 28 Dot Pitch Colour HmtesoUrton Monitor (requires separate speakers). Thb one Is Ideal for Aa Amlgas. Sts, PC SVGA. Acorn etc.. Conforms to the stringent Swedish MPR2 CussB emlsakxi standards. A FANTASTIC 14" DISPLAY AT A FABULOUS PRICE. .. toUpMkn. £289 95 £gEL £319 * STAR DOT MATRIX RANGE... fT. T&J HJ LC100 - 9Pin Colour £134.95] | CRASH1 jj fx j LC24-30 - 24Pln Colour £214.95 UaR TTIERNUL LC24-300 - 24Pln Colour £209.95 sj, 44 COLOUR HQ that STAR LASER RANGE... can even print out both LS-S new
I£609.95 sign and T Shirt Designs LS-5EX lower £669.95 using special kits. Ask LS-5TT PostScript " T £744.95 for full details LOWEST COST COLOUR MULTISYNC AVAILABLE!
Canon
* sto(«oth Worlds - A Quality Com| Bmb fully featured FST High
Defli R ne! Infra red. FastText Teletext L ¦I. Headphone Socket
complete wtth i to your Amiga!
A Brilliant mbination... T ar . T. NEW LOWER PRICE!
BJIOsx Mono • 360dpl £199.95 (Black or Cream Casings available) BJ200 Mono - 360dpi. £249.90 250cps with auto sheet feed BJ230 Mono - 360dpl. £329.95 248cps, A4 A3. ASF BJC600S Colour - 360dpi£M4.9B 240 170cps, 8 Fonts, 12 MTHS ON SITE MAINT. AVAILABLE - CALL PRICE CRASH ON ALL CANONS!
COMMODORE 1084S COLOUR COMMODORE 1942 COLOUR 14" COLOUR STEREO Inc. Leads, Dust Cover etc. (for A1200's 3000's 4000s) .28 Dot Pitch and at a new lower price 14" STEREO COLOUR Including all Leads. Dust Cover etc. An Ideal first time monitor at a great low price... Hewlett Packard W INKJET RANGE- 310 DESKJET - Mono £229.95 310 DESKJET - Colour £264.90 NEW MODELS... 520 DESKJET - Mono £260.95 560 DESKJET - Colour £019.95 ROMBO VIDI 12 New Version 2.0 ROMBO VIDI 12 Sound and Vision ROMBO VIDI 12 Real Time WE ALSO STOCK A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF ORIGINAL I MANUFACTURERS' ACCESSORIES, PERIPHERALS
AND " CONSUMABLES FOR CANON. CITIZEN. HEWLETT PACKARD AND STAR PRINTERS. See details overleaf or phone us!
In Derbyshire, N NATIONWIDE [and by Mail Order, speedy delivery!
AMIGA 2.5” INTERNAL HARD DRIVES NOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE A PERFORMANCE INCREASE OF OVER 5 TIMESI BLIZZARD 1220 4 TURBO MEMORY Even more powerful than Its predecessoBlwhich was given the coveted Amiga Format Go® Award) JUST LOOK AT THE SPECIFICATION..
1. 4Mb AUTO CONFIGURING 32BH FAST RAM as stafckra (with an option
of a further 4Mb to a total of 2 Integrated CWK SpeeO Doubler
to run the FAST RaI H 28MH1 giving overall performance
Increase of up to !¦w compared with a atandaro Amiga A1200 A
3. Integral Battery-Backed Real Time Clock
4. Board may be disabled WITHOUT being removeAM B .
Gam* compatibility
5. Sockets for Maths Co-Pro (FPU) and Crystal 6888 c3M 68882 up
to 40MHz speed.
6. Retains CBM onsite warranty for computer
7. Easy to fit In computers Expansion Trapdoor
8. Latast SMT (surface mounted technology) V
9. Full 12 Months Warranty ALL FOR A PRICE MANY WOULD M 4 Q Oj
CHARGE FOR A MEMORY BOARD Uci 1 | BLIZZARD 1220 4Mb BOARD
£219.9?
4Mb RAM EXPANSION (Blizzards own) £ 169.9 53MHz. FPI MATHS CO-PROCESSOR £79.9!
PAY £25 FOR A HARWOODS ENGINEER TO FIT YOUR DRIVE FOR YOU and you get... «¦ vn rt t iihftx: t,j ciioikiMm mu11 beiiy * tnicst mtirriin'ri MMiuUy Aii-b ti ml price* Hens*' note ourgootls m not mj .naibuuy Ml Trademark an1 ailmr.
Other Hara Disk Sizes may be available, phone for details NB although smaller sizes (eg 40 6 6OM0.)
Are still advertised, they’re not produced in large Quantities If at all. Future repair replacement parts may be a problem We don't therefore recommend them From the makers of ne acclaimed Blizzard 1200 RAM Bo H come both 40MHz and SOMHz Accelerators for the Al2flH 1 1 400-SOOVi performance increase on afl applications twhrnfm r j 1230-B Board has 1Mb or more RAM installed).
2 Optional fast (up to 10Mb sec) DMA SCSI 0 Interface for CflftpN etc (CDTV. ISO 9660 Formats). Removable Drives (Syque L I Bernoulli etc) as used on Macintosh etc. 3 40MHz 68EC030 CPU or SOMHz 68030 CPU with MMU (memo !
- J management unit) allowing Virtual Memory Paging 4 Up to SOMHz
68882 PLCC or PGA FPU’s (Maths Co-Processors)
5. Up to 64Mb of 32 Bit RAM using standard 72 Pm SIMMS
6. Battery backed real time clock
7. Easy trap door Installation. Does NOT Invalidate warranties
BUZZARD 1230-11 TURBO (0Mb.) 40MHz 68EC030 £244.96* BLIZZARD
1230-11 TURBO (0Mb.) 50MRz 68030 with MMU £329.95 ,Mb-RAM
E*p-32Brt S1MM £49 55 HI II IA •] il4Mb ExP- 32BK SIMM
£149.96* ']nW IL] A 'J 33MHl FPU Maths Co-Pro £79.99* ¦ILAM
NEW -SCSI-II Add On Module £89.96 BLI JARD THREE ABOVE MARKED'
TOGETHER JUST.. £449.95 170Mb 212Mb FOR TOTAL PEACE OF MIND
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR LOW COST EXTENDED WARRANTIES I SMPagel
'«• emended warranties ggjgg SSH FITTED C2299S t24495 £289.95
£349.95
1. Speedy collection of your Amiga
2. Fitting by experienced technicians
3. Formatting with Workbench Installation
4. Hard Disk configuration Including installation Of back up
and repair utility software
5. FULL 12 month HARWOODS GOLD warranty for BOTH your new Hard
Drive AND your existing computer! (see our 'Gold Service')
6. Courier delivery back to you NO ONE ELSE OFFERS ALL THIS...
you will normally only get warranty cover for the new Herd
Drive NOT the whole computer!
A GREAT NEW HARD DRIVE THAT'S FAST.
FULLY PORTABLE. AND EASY TO FIT!!! F This fantastic new standard 2.5" IDE Drive is FASTER than those internally fitted by Commodore, end... It s TRULY PORTABLE A Super Compact Design that fits into your - Pocket for True Portabdrty - Weighs Only 288g!
* Fitted Footprint onty 7.6x11.5cm 0’x4.5') St Plugs straight
into PCMCIA Slot St Faster Access Times than Internal Drives
Can be used as a 2nd HD- ideal for backups it High Quality
Robust Casing Sr External PSU not required Supplied complete
with Installation Software 85Mb 130Mb 200Mb 250Mb I Fy An
EXTERNAL Hard Drfvg that limply plugs Into the PCMCIA slot of
your AI200 S retains Its FULL Commodore Warranty!
THE EASY TO PTT ANSWER TO HARD DOK UPGRADES THAT FEATURE.
ABS Casing styled to match your At200.
2Mb..'sec FAST Transfer Rates. Manual 6
3. 5" EXTERNAL DRIVES... NEW... AfflM BJT", MB.98 built In
antivirus checker and free disk head cleaning kit Cumn 3
throughport, BS9S5 long cable, free head cleaner
Pow»MWD«s't_3!, £99 98
1. 7Mb. UWtrrflM need cleaning kN PORTABLE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES
AMIGA EXTERNAL FLOPPY DRIVES AMIGA EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES
capacity 85Mb 130Mb 200Mb 250Mb 270Mb 340Mb 420Mb 540Mb 4 mi
Quest FITTED OR SELF FIT AMIGA HARD DRIVES AMIGA SOFTWARE
BARGAINS gordon GREAT SUPRA PRODUCTS Compatible with ALL
A500's & A500Plus (A1500 2000 versions, ask for details)...
1. Plugs Into sldecar expanslon slot A500 SOO-t
2. R Speeds up Amiga - up to A X NORMAL speed!
W Throughport for RAM Hard Drive Expansion etc. 'Amiga MUST have standard A 500 k Plot macnmes ua noo. Any Odecaro, GVP HD RAM SUPRA AMIGA FAX DATA MODEMS
- it and BMB and data at up to [44000pstPNb cable and modem to
modem jpMMS software Included. (Fax software avail- Be
separately B : r'AwS) ¦ I I 1 i'i B 59.95 I" SPECIAL OFFER...
GP FAX SOFTWARE is required for any of these faxmodems to allow
transmission and receipt of faxes... ONLY £49.95 Upgrade your
Amiga’s RAM easily.
A500 0.5Mb RAM Trapdoor U G with Clock A500+ 1Mb RAM Trapdoor U G with Clock A600 1Mb RAM Trapdoor Upgrade A600 1200 PCMCIA RAM Upgrades... 2Mb RAM for Smart Card Slot 4Mb RAM for Smart Card Slot £119.95 £174.95 FASTLANE 13 AMIGA SCSII INTERFACE arhe only IDE Hard Drive answer for all A4000 users Fast (upto 10Mb sec) DMA 2. Expandable up to 64Mb of SCSI-II Interface for CD ROM 32-Blt Fast RAM etc. (COTV. ISO*9660 Formats), 3. Requires no Buster Chip Optical Removable Drives upgrade!
(Syquests etc) as used on 4. Compatible with existing 4000 s Apple Macintosh etc. 5. 4 x 32-Blt SIMM Sockets Exceptional Value at 0nly...£329e95 I AMIGA SOUND & MUSIC ALFA DATA MICE SCANNERS 6 GENLOCKS ¦BMBTumpNAN HQ Mlcroswltched £12.50 Power Mono VA0 £127.95 MEGA MOUSE Hand Held Scanner tfCWTTyloMkid LOWNAN HQ Mlcroswltched I13.N Epson GT6500 Plat- £839.95
T. xbo 2 Sampler superb smooth 400dpl bed Scanner IMKiekeAOMI BAN
Resolution MEGA MOUSE Epson GT8000 Flat- £1179.99
vi. c XtyflVep 1.1 BAN High Quality Optical B9N bed Scanner (Inc.
Art Mill Interface Sport BAN Mlcroswltched mouse Dept.
Professional) uxnpiete With cfNfe Alpha Data Mouse Pen £32.95
Art Dept Pro - sskdng £124.96 ZYFi stereo Speakera N9N HQ
Mlcroswltched £2 .N saniwosmrs... CVFl Wo Stereo Speakr-s
-4.95 Trackball Rendale 8802 Genlock 61T9.N 5t»feo mum 7 £29
Jf Rocgen Genlock £149.96 Deluxe Musk 2 ~ INN Auto
Mouse Joystick 917.N MriSMWd § £29.95 Switcher VALUE BLANK
DISKS AMIGA JOYSTICKS f _ apiBck Autoflre £11.95 P K ft ¦ 10
TDK 3.5'DS HD £10.95 ianlM £10.95 50TDK 3.S‘ DSHD £49.95
TlwfcUG Mxroswitched £1495 f Certified Bulk Disks SpeedKIng
Autofire £12.95 [ with labels: ¦fcix Soee1«i-.g Ana,og £14.95
flPI IJ 10 with Bxary case £6.95 ®av s Game Pad £19.95
LJMfsNt' t I 50 Disks - only.- £3AN Full-ange of Qujckjoy
Phone! 1 100 Disks ¦ only... £39.95 and other maxes stocked I
250 Disks - only... £9436 ] 3.5- Disk Head Cleaner 226
AMIGA WORKSTATIONS | essential for refable loajng MOUSE
MECHAN.C TOOL | )-&« SHOPg..* For Amiga A500 £47N UnMrrt no
fkid 9AN 1x4x3 «"ess5Sh For Amiga AfiOO BIN mouse dearwr. Use
+50p IM hebe sieve For Amiga A1200 MTN over and over- p*p
AMIGA BOOKSHOP Mastering Amiga Begkvwn £18.50 Mastering Amiga
Dos V2VOL1 *18.96 Mastering Amiga Dos V2 VoU £18.50 Mastering
Amiga Dos V3 £1920 Mastering Amiga Dos V3 TutorUI £1920
Mastering Amiga AMOS *1620 Mastering Amiga AREXX *19.50
Mastering Amiga System
* WI Amiga Dlsks,brives £14J50 NEW1 Mastering Amiga Printers
*1*20 MTWIA1200 Next Slaps *1420 KWI A1200 Beginners Peck,
ktdudng: B7.95 2 Staner Books, video 8 Tutorial Disks LOW MORE
BOOKS TOO - HI_ WE HAVE LISTED JUST A SELECTION OF OUR AMIGA
SOFTWARE.
WHY NOT ASK US TO QUOTE A PRICE FOR ANYTHING NOT LISTED YOU MAY BE SURPRISED AT OUR GREAT PRICES!
AMIGA WORD PROCESSING AND PUBLISHING Pen Pal VI.S BAN Final Copy I Release 2-AGA INN NEW...Final Writer Release 2 *99.96 The Pubtsher BAN Professional Page V41 1121.96 PagesetterB MTN Wordworth 3 £99.93 Softfaces 1 to 4 (for FQO *3896 Softdps 1 to 4 129.96 Softwood ProperGrammar 2: BIN (Grammar & Spelling checker, for ALL Amiga Word ProcJ INTEGRATED AMIGA TITLES AND DATABASES ttni Office FEATURING... BIN CAD AND DRAWING SOFTWARE FOR THE AMIGA X-CAD 2000 NEW Loot'¦¦j X CAD 3000 Art Expression Database and Disk Manager... FILLY INTEGRATED!
Superbase Personal 2 BIN Superbase Personal 4 SHAM VIDEO SOFTWARE FOR AMIGA CREATIVITY Scale HT100 (updated 500) BIN Scala MM210 and MM300 HOC EditMate £194.95 Broadcast Twer 2 - SVGA S1TAK AMIGA ANIMATION AND GRAPHICS SOFTWARE Deluxe Paint 4.1 £64.96 Deluxe Paint 4 (AGA) £74.95 NEW... Cailgart £87.95 3D Construction Kit £36.95 Adorage Vers. 2 £70.96 Vista Pro 3 £64.96 NEW Vista Pro Light MAM Art Department Prof. V2.5 £149.96 DCTV Composite Video £349.96 (24-Bit Graphics System suitable for PAL system TV) Morph Plus £141.96 Real 3D Classk £74.95 Real 3D 2 £399.95 Brilliance £147.95 Pixel 3D
Professional Plus £149.95 Animation Workshop AMIGA PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE GB Route Plus £36.96 Turboprint Pro 2.0 BAM Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 2 22.99 TypeSmlth System 3E Personal Finance Manager £34.99 Arena Accrxnts BAN Disk Expander BIN AMIGA DEVELOPMENT AND UTILITIES SOFTWARE Quarterback V6 B9.M Quarterback Tooa Deluxe New Low £74.96 (Advanced Disk File Management) PC Task - PC Emuletor £37.96 Cross DOS BA9S Easy Amos £24.95 Amos The Creator £36.96 Amos Compiler G1.H Amos 3D £25.96 Amos Professional BAM Amos Professional Compiler BAN Blltl Basic 2 £54.95 New SAS Lattke C V6.5 £269.95
Devpac 3 £52.95 Directory Opus V4 £49.95 AMIGA EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE FUN EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES ‘Micros' up to GCSE Standards Mkro Science ¦ to GCSE £18.9!
Mkro Maths - to GCSE £18.9* Mkro English • to GCSE £18.95 Mkro French • to GCSE £11.98 Micro Spanish • to GCSE £18.98 Micro German - to GCSE £18.98 k A "U' -« NEW 10 10 RANGE S . 't’9 1 Choose: ENGLISH. DINOSAURS.
Mtr" J EARLY ESSENTIALS. JUNIOR V- „ J.jj ESSENTIALS, MATHS NUMBERS & U _J MATHS ALGEBRA Just £2195ea.
PHONE US FOR GAMES TITLES!!!
PRINTER ACCESSORIES CONSUMABLES 9 24Pki. SOColumn Colour Kit (not 124) £37.95 AUTO SHEET FEEDER SPECIAL PRICE... All SO Columns Models (Please state type when placing order) £84.95 24m 32K RAM Expansion (not 200,240) 913.96 24m. 32K RAM Expansion for 200 240 £19.95 24P!n. 128K RAM Expansion (not 200 240) £32.96 MONO COLOUR 1200 RIBBON £3.96 NOW 90 C RIBBON B.95 £15.95 24200 240 RIBBON £446 £15.95 5 MONO COLOUR AUTO SHEET FEEDERS: All 80 Column Models.. (Specify type when ordering) £84.95 LC10 20 100 RIBBON B.95 £6.96 [ LC200 RIBBON B.95 C10J* i LC24 200 RIBBON *625 £12.45 . LC24-30 RIBBON
£8.95 - [ SJ48 INKJET CARTRIDGE £15.96 NONE
- SJ144 INKJET CARTRIDGE £10.95 £12.96 INKJET CARTRIDGES: SHEET
FEEDER SPECIAL PRICE... BJIOsx In White or Black to match your
printer £54.95 BJ10ex sx* *15.95 BJ800-Black* £16.95 BJ200 2301
£15.95 BJ800-Cyan £21.95 BJ600-Black £6.95 BJ800-Magenta*
£21.95 BJ6O0-Cyan USB BJ*00-Ye*ow* £21.95 BJ600-Magenta *8.9*
(Aleo for.- 'Apple BJ60O-Ye6ow 8U8 StyMWKar L-* Apple
BJC600-CMVK £32.96 Colotx_ | Apple Pack of Ink Cart
9tyteWr1terD SHEET FEEDER SPECIAL PRICE FOR THE HEWLETT PACKARD
HP 310 PRINTER £49.95 INKJET PRINTERS GIVE YOUR AMIGA WHAT IT
DESERVES: THE VERY BEST You’ve made the right choice in buy
ing an Amiga; no oilier compnlei can compare to its versatilin
anil power for the price. Anil, ol course, like all tilings you
treasure, you have .1 warranty lor il which came as standard
when you first bought it. But what happens alter your first
year is up? What if your Amiga has a break down?
Amiga Formal has put together a deal to take care ol all those what ifs. As a one-oll special offer to Amiga Formal readers, i( I have a two-vear extended warrants lor AI200 owners.
Not onlv do von get two sears' peace ol mind, hut sou if von choose this option sou will also receive a software bundle worth more than £200 containing Digita’s Warihmrth and Print Manager.
Fleet tonic Arts' Deluxe Paint l .
Ocean's Dennis and Microvalue Flair's (hear, all for just fn'l.'tu This software is available strinlv while stocks last, so rush sour order in now!
AMD THERE'S MORE... For A1200 owners A home visiting service within four working days.
Three years2 - £39.99 Five years* - £69.99 For Amiga CD32 owners A retum-to-base warranty, where your machine is collected and returned to you within 10 working days.
Three years* - £39.99 Five years* - £69.99
* From date of purchase PLEASE POST TO: Amiga Format Special
Offer, Amiga Warranty Dept, ICL (UK) Ltd, Forest Road, Feltham,
Middlesex TW13 7EJ Simply complete this form to upgrade you
Amiga warranty to the level you require.
1. REGISTRATION Name_ Address Post code ModelHype of machine
Serial Number Purchased from Town
2. WARRANTY UPGRADE REQUIRED Please tick one box only.
AMIGA 1200 Two-year with software* £59.99 AMIGA A1200 Three-year extended** £39.99 £69.99 Five-year extended** AMIGA CD32 Three-year extended** £39.99 £69.99 Five-year extended**
3. PAYMENT DETAILS I enclose a cheque for: Make cheques payable
to ICL (UK) Ltd ACCESS VISA card no_Expiry date Name on Credit
Card Please supply credit card holder's address if different
from above Signature Date of purchase AMIGA WELCOME!
* 66 I Infir VOIWV AlSflOIMS This image was rendered in Lightwave
on an inimitable Richard Baguley. He didn't spend years
creating the model, though, it's part of the Humanoid object
set reviewed on page 116, rA4000T A more detailed look at Comm
Hanna-Barbera Animati An animation package from the | Humanoid
An excellent set of 3D objects for a Inkjets Richard Baguley
takes two new Hew Music-X 2 Possibly the longest awaited review
ev PhotoWorx A Kodak-approved system for viewing Dir Works An
antipodean challenger to the thror Fed Case John Kennedy
investigates a way of ge Education Three packages in the Adi
series and a JUNE 1994 A TRIP AROUND THE TOWER Ian uprated 250
Watt power supply should be enough for the computer and any
peripherals and cards that you want to add.
2 The CPU card, apart from a different heatsink on the 68040, is the same as the A4000s.
3 A built-in SCSI interface, complete with subminiature 50-way D-Type socket for external SCSI devices.
4 Two video slots for twice the graphics fun.
• Four PC-style ’ expansion slots.
' Five Zorro III ' expansion slots.
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However, the novelty ol some of these features wears oil with time. Workbench 4 has been around for a while. 25(i colours isn't really that many and nobodv seems to exploit the III) drive, since it wasn't included in the A1200. As people began to take a more critical look at the A4000. They started to point out its deficiencies.
For a start, the hard drive interface is for an IDF mechanism. IDF. May he a cheap solution for the A1200 where the main problem is storage space. But for professional users, this type of interface is just too slow. When you are Irving to sample lli-hil audio to disk, or replay 24-bii animations from disk, you need a bit more than a transfer rate of just over I Mb per second.
Secondly, there were the deficiencies of the Busier chip, which was designed to control the Bus interface of the A4000.
I'nlortiinately. It didn't work too well, and crippled the speed of many interlaces designed to work to the Zorro III standard.
Possibly the major problem was the lack of expansion space. In the days ol the A200II. The Amiga had seven slots at the rear for expansion. The A4000 has only four. The slots are all full-length, so they tail he ttsetl as IV. Or Amiga slots, and the video slot is in-line on the bottom slot, but even this can cause problems. It is not the llexibilitv of the slots that is in question, hut the number. Any decent 400(1 set-up needs a SCSI hard drive and a 24-bii graphics card. Thai's hall of the 4000T expansion capabilities used up already. If you want to add more RAM and a lli-bil sound card
you're full up. Where are you going to put your Personal Animation Recorder system 'TB(. Card now - Tire problem is more severe for Toaster users. The Video Toaster lakes up two slots. To do anything useful with it you need a Time Base Corrector card for each input, and il you want the speed ol a SCSI drive, you've already run out ol space.
SPECIFICATIONS Processor Full 68040 0 25MHz Expansion: 2 video slots. 4 PC slots. S Zorro III slots Interfaces: Parallel, Serial, two mouse joystick ports SCSI interface IDE interface Mounting Bays: 4 front mounting bays with blanking panels Sound: Phono stereo outputs Built-in speaker (.25W) RAM: 4 SIMM slots, giving a total of 32Mb Kickstart ROM: Version 40.7 So what art* Commodore going to do about these problems? I be answer lies in the shape of the A4000T. The newest Amiga is a vertic al system. A tower' is the name usually given lo computers when the case gets so big that il can't sit
Hat on a desk and has to be turned on its side.
Standing an impressive 20-odd inches high and with a tasteful smoked glass cover, the 40001 looks the pan of the modem professional workstation. But what's inside the case? Essentially, the electronics are lii- tle different to the A4000, except they are now re-organised on a single hoard wiih die Zorro buses. The new machine onh comes in one version - with a 2.r»MHz 040 (with MMT) installed, the same as the original A4000 040. In fact, the motherboard is all hut identical. All 4000Ts have the revision I 1 Buster, though, solving most Zorro III problems.
Under the III) drive there are four
5. 25-inch bavs. Two horizontal and two vertical. For
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The front panel has a professional leel to it. But it isn't entirely useful. Most work on high-end machines is performed directly to and from the hard drive, so there isn't a lot lloppv disk swopping to be done. If there was. The panel would he annoying.
The A4000T includes an integral SCSI mechanism. Internal drives can Ix* mounted behind the 5.25-inch panels if vou're not using them. There is a through connector for the SCSI interface located on the rear of the tower for adding external SCSI mechanisms suc h as optical drives and tapestreamers. The rear connector is a stibniiniature 50-wav I)-tvpe - smaller than the connector found on most SCSI cards, rhere is still an IDE interface connected, which is useful for cheap mass storage.
A bizarre change is the kevlx ar l connector. This has reverted hack to the .V.’OOD-stvle large DIN socket. This isn't ¦ » disuniting, bin il is odd because a nets A4000 keyboard will have to be manufactured (or at least il will need a different lead). On the mundane side of things, the purser supply has been uprated to 25 IVV (over the A4000‘s 145YV) and a small internal speaker has been added (not much use lor any thing other than system alerts).
A more invisible change are the nerv versions l Kit kstan and Workbench. The
40. 7 Kickslari is an advance on the 4!U0( Kit kstart included
in current ADA machines. It adds direct support lot' a (4)
tiling svslem. Currently' Amiga orvners adding a (4) drive to
their set-up need a filesystem in order to access standard
ISO
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means the A400IIT can
l) ool up directly h unt suitable C.Ds. Nuts there are only four
sockets lor SIMM modules, as opposed to live. But die sockets
will now accept 1,2.4 or 8Mb SIMMs, enabling von can to get
42Mb on hoard without a RAM expansion.
The big opportunity u adrl many more slots lias been missed. In total, the 4000T now has live Zorro III sluts (one more than before), four l‘( sluts (one inure) and trvo video slots (one more).
These slots are in-line, apart Iruin a solitary l’( ’ slut, so il von use both video slots, soil'll only have three Amiga slots.
Throughout the history ol the Amiga, Commodore have tailed to promote the high-end capabilities ol the machine. Ill is is not Ix-cause the Amiga is not able to compete with Apple Macintosh or IBM I'C hardware, but because CBM haven't got the money, the spirit or the expertise to market their product against the computer giants.
So it’s good to see a new mac hine aimed squarely at the professional market.
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Epic Marketing, First Floor Offices, 31 Faringdon Rd, Swindon, Wilts. SN1 5AR ANIIY A M Hanna-Barbera is a name synonymous with the world of animation, but Richard Baguley is not. Can this program from Empire turn him into an artistic genius?
Real life is good, but cartoons are even better. Where else can you rlo things like drop large rocks oil people's heads without being arrested for grievous bodily harm? The Amiga has alwavs been a prominent machine in animation circles, with people like Rush Mills (director ol Warner Brothers' cartoon series Animanitus) using them lor a varietv ol purposes in cartoon production.
Of course. Warner Brothers can afford tilings that are beyond the leach of most Amiga users, but there have been several packages, such as Disney Studio, reviewed way back in AI-20, which applied conventional animation techniques to computer-based animation.
Hannii-Hnrlirrii An i million Worksliofi green and orange. Combine this with big bold icons and vou get a vert easy-to-use interlace. Most ol die icons are obvious, bill some could do with more clarification.
For instance, the warning belore vou overwrite an animation is a question mark with a tick and a cross in il. Clicking on the tick overwrites, but you aren't given tin explicit warning, and the same question mark is used in other circumstances.
(henceforth referred to as HHAW) takes this approach to creating animations. It's based around playing a number of animation frames (also known as cels) over a static background in a certain sequence, to create the animation. Kadi ol these frames has to be drawn and coloured individually.
The first thing that strikes you about IIHAW is the garish colour scheme, based around a curious combination of purple.
HHAW also enables you to digitise directly from a video camera or recorder via a N idi digitiser, but I was unable to get it working with I oh 24RT. This can be used to digitise both backgrounds and drawings, so you could make your initial drawings in pencil, digitise them and then combine them into the final animation.
Creating the animation frames is easy, if time consuming. A basic cut and paste tool is included, which is useful if parts of your animation don’t change from frame to frame. There are only six drawing tools (freehand, straight lines, fill, circle, square and text which is limited to one font) so HHAW lacks the more powerful tools found in programs such as Dl'ainl.
The initial drawings of your characters are created in two colours, which you then colour in. You have a maximum of eight colours for the backdrop and eight for the characters, giving a maximum of Hi colours lor an animation. These are also limited to low resolution.
L'nfortunalely. There is one area in which HHAW fails in a major way. It can't load or save IFF files, so vou can only use the small range of tools included or load the ones supplied with the program. I really can't see why the programmers have chosen to produce it this way.
The IFF file lortnat has long been one of the Amiga's great strengths because you ran use them in different programs for different purposes. For instance, you can use ANIMATING THE HANNA-BARBERA WAY ¦l-l-i hJi
• H 4 y s mk a D ¦ I ¦ il • J _ if Ml: W ¦ ¦ £ Ithe first thing
to do when creating an animation is to draw your background.
Here's one that I prepared earlier.
2 Now, let's create the animated character. I'm actually cheating by using some of the clip art included with the program, but drawing your own is easy. The lighter versions of Fred you can see are the previous animation frames.
3 Now let’s add a bit of colour, which can be easily done with the fill tool. This has to be done on each and every frame.
4 DIGITISER: Enables you to digitise images directly from a Vidi digitiser.
3 BACKGROUND PAINT: This is used for creating background images for use in your animation.
5 ANIMATION CONTROL: Sets the speed and direction of the animation playback.
Dpainl to draw a backdrop and then use this as a brushmap in Imagine. 11 HA IV throws this out of the window, because the files created in it cannot be read by other programs, and it can't load in images front other programs.
This might have been acceptable il there was a standalone player for your animations. But there isn't. This means that the onlv wav you can play back animations is by loading them into the main program, so you can't distribute your creations for other people to view and marvel at.
The animation is controlled In an exposure list, and this can show the animation frames in any order. With a bit of forward planning, you can re-use animation frames several times during a single animation, thus cutting down on the amount of memory required.
HBAIV is good at creating cartoon-type animations, but what can you do with them once you’ve created them?
Unfortunately, the answer is very little. But it's easy to use, although the interface is a little clumsy, especially when saving or loading a file. Younger animators will certainly feel at home, and the included clip art is good for showing how the program works and how you create animations.
The fact that you can't use it with other programs means that it will probably quicklv be abandoned in favour of more powerful and flexible programs such as Dpamt or Personal Paint. 1) WHAT'S ON THE HANNA-BARBERA MAIN MENU 2 3 ANIMATE MODE: From here images for use in your animatior you can create your animations You are limited to eight colours.
EXPOSURE SHEET: This controls in two colours and then colour which frames of the animation them in to create a better image.
Are played back and at which point in the animation.
HB ANIMATION WORKSHOP [•N4W mar im m a m L J ¦ mm And here is the final result of my adventure in the world of animation. Move over Fred Quimby, here I come!
DISTRIBUTOR Empire Software 081-343 7337 PRICE £44.99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Works on all 1Mb Amigas MANUAL • • • • Easy to get started. Explains the basics of creating simple animations in very easy to understand language.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • The icons are distinctly ugly, and their functions are not always immediately obvious to the user.
FEATURES • • A very basic animation package which doesn't support IFFs and has none of the advanced tools offered by Dpaint or Personal Paint.
VALUE •• £45 seems a little expensive when you consider that there are Public Domain and Shareware programs that are nearly as good.
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Tuesday 7 June for £2.50 HUM A ID In his never-ending quest for
the perfect virtual reality, Richard Baguley looks at Humanoid,
a 3D model of a human.
Elling objects, making objects that look like real organic things (such as people) is difficult. Fortunately, somebody has alreadv done all the hard work for vou in the form of Humanoid. This is a set oi human figures in either Imagine and Lightwave format (you have to buy the two formats separately). Which have been constructed completely from scratch and are specially designed to be easy to animate.
Human beings are a problem.
Apart from all of the war. Starvation and other sources of grief and unpleasantness in the world, they are extremely difficult to model accurately in a 3D program such as Imagine or Lightwave.
The problem is the lumps. Objects such as spaceships and buildings are easy to model, because they are composed of groups of simple flat planes which can be easily reproduced.
People, however, are composed of lots of curved surfaces and lumpy bits which are very difficult to reproduce in a 3D computer environment. Although most 3D programs have an array of tools lor modThese are extremely complex models, and you are going to need a pretty powerful machine to work with them efficiently. The minimum recommended configuration is 8Mb of mentors', but you are going to need even more than this for any really serious work. I reviewed this product on a 14Mb A3000. And had no problems, even when animating two of the figures together.
The object heads can display a wide range of emotions, from joy to anger, although the Imagine versions don't have any facial features.
There are three figures in the set (man. Strong man and woman), and an additional one (child) is sent out when you register the product.
Each version of the models are structured to make animating the characters easier. The models are composed of a series of objects grouped together in a hierarchical fashion, so as the old song goes, ’the arm bone is connected to the shoulder bone'.
For example, if you want your rendered image to lift up its arm. You select and rotate the shoulder object, and the entire arm will be rotated with it. If you want to move the hand, you select just the hand and rotate that.
Some movements will not look correct when created in this wav, so a selection of the body parts in various positions are included. This method of construction means that it's extremely easy to make the arms move, because all you have to do is to select the appropriate group and rotate it in the right direction on its local axis.
The Lightwave version of the models even have facial features such as eyebrows and pupils, although these are not present on the Imagine version.
There are a total of nine versions of the head giving you a choice of expressions such its surprise, joy, sadness and fear, and 11 versions of the hand are also included, giving positions such as pointing, gripping and shaking. There are also phonetic positions so you can make the mouths appear to be making different sorts of sounds.
Humanoid is a highly impressive bit of modelling, but it's certainly not perfect.
Although you have a great amount of control over the movement of the human body, this doesn't stretch to controlling the smaller parts of the objects such as the fingers or toes, because these are not generated separately.
If vou want lo make any of ihesc pans of the body move iiulcpiMulerulv of the rest of the object, yon have to manipulate the points which make up the relevant part of the body lo create the movement you want to make and then morph between the two objects.
Although this is certainly possible, it's not exactly the easiest or the most efficient way of going about things.
However, it's more than likelv that vou would want to play about with the way die basic objects look and move, and these Humanoid models provide an excellent basis for building your very own set of virtual people. O MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR HUMAN MODEL It's unlikely that any animator would want to use tha Humanoid objects purely in the form in which they are provided. Although I've used the bask models in this review, most animators would probably prefer to use them as a basis for creating their own distinctive models. This means adding extra features such as hair, clothes, warts and all, or
adapting the existing features.
The Humanoid models were used by animator Ron Thornton in his science fiction adventure Babylon 5, currently being shown on Channel 4.
Most shots of spacecraft where you can see people are produced by combining the live action shot and the special effect.
The producers of Babylon 5 wanted to avoid this, so Foundation Imaging (the clever chaps who produced all of the graphics for the program) used Humanoid to create a 3D model of the pilot which they then put into the cockpit. This model could be fully animated, so the pilot could manipulate controls and make expressions, even though he was just a 3D model created in Lightwave.
DISTRIBUTOR Crestline Software, PO Box 4691 Crestline, CA 92325, USA 0101 909 338 1786 PRICE $ 195.00 (around £130) SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS At least 8Mb of memory 18Mb hard disk space Imagine 2 or above or Lightwave 2 or above MANUAL • • • The intricacies of animating the figures are explained well, although the language is a little curious at times.
FEATURES • • • • Each object is supplied with several different versions for various emotions and positions.
VALUE •••• £130 for a 3D model may seem a lot but if s extremely good value considering how complex the models are.
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fancy colour printing on the move?
Richard Baguley checks out HP's latest colour portable printer.
Die sample printout from this primer with dial Irom die otiOC (right), which includes a black cartridge. Apart from ibis, the colours are generally good.
Lile ink cartridges are not cheap at £29.99 for die colour and £2-1.99 for die black ami white, bin tliev seem to last a reasonable lime. I wasn't able to get details about how main pages soil could expect from each cartridge, figures are nolori- ouslv unreliable anvwav. O FEATURES •••• Can print in both colour and black and white, although you need to swap the cartridges manually.
VALUE •••• The HP Deskjet 310 is comparable in price to the Canon BJ200, and the quality is nearly as good.
“A very good and solid printer with high output quality and a colour option.” 89% I've always liked black, and I'm especially pleased lo see dial lliis lalesl model from Hewlett Packard will appeal lo the (kith fraternity thanks lo its rather nice man black casing.
It's around a foot long, almost six inches high and weighs in al jusi under 2kg. So it's easily luggable. There's an optional cut sheet feeder, which can Imlil up to 6(1 sheets of paper.
Black and white printouts are good quality - the blacks are solid and die greys smooth - with a maximum resolution of 300 dots per inch.
The colour version uses a cartridge with Cyan. Magenta and Yellow. Keen printer users will have spoiled die lark ol a black, which means that the primer has to combine all three to gel black.
Unfortunately, the paper can gel sodden with ink when printing images with large areas of black, and die blacks lend lo come out looking pale and greenish. Compare SPEED •••• Produces two pages of text per minute, although it's much slower with graphics.
PRINT QUALITY ••• Text is sharp and crisp, with a slight fuzzing on the edges. When printing in colour, blacks appear very poor.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Very simple to use, especially with the sheet feeder. The controls are well set out and easy to use.
DISTRIBUTOR Phoenix Computer World 0532 350091 PRICE £224.99 (Mono) £259.99 (colour) £49.99 (sheet feeder) HEWLETT PACKARD DESKJET 310 plied updated printer drivers with the 560C, so you’re stuck with the Deskjet 500 driver which is included with Workbench.
This isn’t particularly satisfactory because the 500C did not have a black ink cartridge, so you can’t use it with the 560C when you print in colour.
This means you don’t get the best out of the printer unless you spend extra money on buying an updated driver through a printer enhancement program such as Studio or TurboPrint, although a cut down version of Studio is available from Hewlett Packard's .Amsterdam office (Tel: 010 31 20547 9999) for £7.
Both of thoso programs include drivers suitable for the 550C. Which will use the black cartridge. 1 really can't understand why Hewlett Packard haven't written a special Amiga driver, because other printer manufacturers, such as Canon and Star, have done so. They aren't particularly difficult to write, and I’m sure there are enough Amiga users out there to justify it.
The Deskjet 560C is a fine printer, which will no doubt give many years of use.
The black and white printing quality is extremely good, with sharp text and smooth greys.
The colour printing is also impressive, but it really is disappointing that you have to spend more on a new printer driver to get the most out of it. PC and Mac users don't have to put up with this, so why should we? O Phoenix Computer World 0532 350091 PRICE £489.99 SPEED • • • Nowhere near as fast as a laser printer, but it prints at a speed comparable to other inkjets.
PRINT QUALITY • • • • Text is the same excellent quality as the 310, but the blacks in colour printouts are much better if you use a decent driver.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • For everyday use, it's just a question of plug in and go. For colour use, extra expense and fiddling is required.
JUNE 1994 HEWLETT PACKARD DESKJET 560C Or would you prefer something that's a little more heavyweight? The normally thrifty and environmentally-friendly Richard Baguley wastes vast amounts of paper testing the HP560C.
This new printer is an upgraded version of Hewlett Packard’s popular 550C inkjet printer, although the only real change I can lind is the extra It) to the name. Isn’t progress wonderful?
The HP Deskjet 560C is certainly not a small printer. It weighs in at a fairly hefty
(i. tikg and measures 17.5 x 8.2 inches, so it’s going to take up
a considerable amount of space on vour desktop.
A cut sheet feeder is built into the front of the printer, which can hold up to 100 sheets of paper. Two ink cartridges can be lilted at once, so you can produce both colour and black and white prints without haring to swap cartridges.
The normal resolution of the HP Deskjet 560C is 300 x 300 dots per inch, but there is also a special 600 x 300 resolution which only works when you print in black and white. Unfortunately, this isn’t supported by any current Amiga driver.
Black anti white print quality is extremely good, with clear, sharp text. Six fonts are built in to the IIP Deskjet 560C-, including Courier and CGTimes.
Greyscale images are also of a very high quality, with smooth greys, although there is just a trace of banding.
It’s not the fastest printer I've ever seen (with a quoted speed of around two pages per minute or 167 characters per second), but it’s pretty nippy for an inkjet.
Regrettably . Hewlett Packard have not supContains both black and colour cartridges in one, so there's no need to swap them over.
VALUE • • • « It’s more expensive than the 310, but the quality is better (with a good driver) and it stands up to more use.
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888 122 1 3 O 889 132 4 2 The main control screen of Music-X 2.0 looks familiar enough
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The update to the most popular Amiga MIDI sequencing package has been a long time coming, but at last it's here. Maff Evans finds out if it was worth the wait.
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CUE2 CUE3 CUE4 SET ?? RECORD I Mill _4$ 1 DELETE PREVIEW HUSlC-X Perf: fleophex MUSIC-X 2.0 ave you noticed how many reviews start by giving you a little slice of history to back up the program being reviewed? Well. I'm sorry to say that it's unavoidable with Musir-X 2.0. The original Musir-X package came like a bolt out of the blue and showed that the then still fledgeling Amiga 500 could be much more than just a games machine.
Powerful MIDI tools and an extremely friendly graphical editing interface made it a firm favourite with Amiga musicians, mainly because earlier programs bad complex editing systems (usuallv invoicing typing in data) and the most rudimentary of Amiga sample implementation.
Musir-X put paid to all that, providing an intuitive method of manipulating MIDI data and enough control over samples to make their use viable.
Anyone who has dabbled with Musir-X (featured on Al-Stfs Coverdisk) will know what I’m talking about, but serious MIDI users will be dying to know what's on offer with the latest version of the program.
We haven't really got space on these pages to go through all the functions of Musir-X. So we'll have to assume that you’ve already got to grips with the fundamentals of the system from using the Coverdisk (if you haven't, get yourself a copy pretty sharpish - see page I IK) and concentrate on the major additions and alterations with the new system.
With this new version, the first element to become apparent is the MIDI system support that it offers. Not onlv can vou use Sample support has been enhanced quite drastically. Note that you can now have up to 64 samples in memory instead of the previous 16.
H HUSIC-X Sequence: Druns BAR EDITOR Q |l o J J J J J J |[ |35~7l Anount: f~l I Scatter Late Ic Scatter Earlv CD Scatter Both -- CD5 Untforn Distribution I ( Sloped Distribution C Be 11 Curve t Selected Events Cdflll SCATTER CANCEL a standard MIDI interface connected to the Amiga's serial port, but you can also utilise multiple MIDI channels. Up to eight 'hanks' can lie used as totally separate MIDI outputs (effectively giving you up to 128 MIDI channels to play with), the configuration being controllable from within the software.
There is also the option to directly access Blue Ribbon's Onr Slop Musir Shop board, which wasn't possible with precious versions of Musir-X.
To take compatibility even further, there are two utilities on the disk that enable you to convert Musir-X sequence files to either SMI'S or Standard MIDI File format (covering both formats I and 0).
This makes Musir-X a more liable professional music tool, because you can slick a MIDI file on a PC disk and load it into just about any sequencer on a Mac. PC or ST. Cubase compatibility - at last!
On to the editing side and we have yet more additions - mainly in the form of new modules. The Quantize function has been radically updated, allowing you to control the shift using a graphical note system similar to the Grid function. Enter an offset for hulk-shifting notes and even give a limited amount of Quantize to keep a human feel. You can even perform a form of 'un-Quantize' using the Scatter and Swing options. Scatter moves notes around the beat so that a more random, 'human' feel is introduced, and Swing pushes events earlier or later so that notes don't appear bang on the beat.
To assist editing, there is a Logical Select function, so that you can highlight events by type and channel, rather than having to go through and box around each event in turn (a time-consuming and often infuriating process). Another useful Continued overleaf » ?I Husic-X Drawer LSI t MX | J3 s MusicX-to-HIDI MX | J3 G3 Lookout V iliB HusicX-to-SHUS NOTATION, OR 'THEM OLD- FASHIONED SCRIBBLY BITS' 'ijnuuuuunm'i Edit and print out notation of your MIDI taquancas using Notator-X.
So far we've skipped the most significant addition to the Musfc-X package - Notator X. Written by Liverpool-based Desert Software, Notator-X is a full score, printing and editing package - effectively a word processor for musical score.
Data can be loaded in from disk or dumped straight across from MusJc-X while it is running. You can choose how the data is displayed down to the minutest detail - from the form of the staves to the way that linked notes are shown. Every element of a score can be edited as well, adding and removing notes, choosing the type of rest to use and even adding lyrics - It's all possible in Notator-X.
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Edit tool is De-Flam, which takes out duplicated events that appear close together (which not only sounds bad. But makes it difficult to move data around). Add to these the option to print out a list of events and Arexx support and you've got a serious set of editing tools.
There is one point I hoped would be altered on this update, but unfortunately it hasn't. The use of continuous controller messages remains the same as with the pre- Software Business 0480 496497 PRICE £199 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 1Mb SPEED ••••• Extremely quick. Even the most intensive MIDI editing functions are lightning fast.
MANUAL • • • • Sometimes the instructions are a little long-winded, but everything is covered to a certain degree.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • For writing songs it's a doddle, but some of the keymap and librarian functions take time to learn.
Vious version. To add messages such as pitch-bend and touch after using the mouse, you have to enter the events one by one. Rather than just drawing a curve as with many other sequencers. Not only does this lake a lot of time, but it also means that the settings aren’t reset after plaving them so the pitch bend, for example, is stuffed full up rather than dropping back to zero, making the channel play out of tune. Maybe it's just me. But I'd prefer to he able to just drag a curve into shape with zero settings staying put at either side.
Other programs manage to do this, so why can't Musir-Xr One serious alteration that has been implemented is the use ol Amiga samples.
Muair-X was good enough at this, but version 2.(1 goes a lot further. All the previous functions are there, such as tuning and envelope shaping, but the actual way that samples can be played is much better.
You can now choose whether to select sounds by channel (as on previous versions! Or bv using program change messages to call up any of the 64 (yes.
That's right. 64) samples in memory. If that wasn't enough, sample volume can now be controlled using velocity rather than having to slay at a set level all the way through.
It's about time. Too.
To put it mildly. Musir-X has been improved quite a lot. Many welcome additions are in place and other elements have been tidied up. The new editing, score- writing and data transfer systems take the program out of the dedicated home-uscr market and make it a viable tool for professional musicians. There are a few niggles here and there, but to In- honest what was there originallv wasn't awful bv anv means anti version 2.0 has improved on what was basically a friendly and. Pound-for-pound.
Extremely powerful sequencer.
If you've enjoyed Musir-X in the past, either as a long-time user or just since the Amiga Format Coverdisk. Don't hesitate to make use of the upgrade oiler and start seriously working on your music. O Lacking in continuous controller editing features, but this Is mostly made up for by other control functions.
VALUE ••••• A full-spec MIDI sequencer and notation package for under £200 isn't something to be sniffed at.
“The friendliest MIDI sequencer for the Amiga just got more powerful. Nothing handles Amiga samples better” 85% lit EM VISTA PKH KEN UsntlM IHIN, INC. ImrisM In W ENA MM A IxlHtNAHONU. LEXl I.TO AYLESBURY Odeon CHELTENHAM Odeon DUDLEY UCI NOTTINGHAM Showcase SWINDON MGM BIRMINGHAM MGM COVENTRY Odeon GLOUCESTER MGM SOLIHULL UCI TAMWORTHUCI BIRMINGHAM Odeon COVENTRY Showcase LEICESTER Odeon STOKE Odeon TELFORD UCI BIRMINGHAM Showcase DERBY Showcase LOUGHBOROUGH Curzon SUTTON COLDFIELD WALSALL Showcase BURTON Odeon DERBY UCI NOTTINGHAM Odeon Odeon WORCESTER Odeon Miusumi drive is also suitable.
This was reviewed in A 59, scored 85 per cent, and costs £69 for the controller, and £169 for the drive. It’s available from Golden Image 081-365 1102 and Mitsumi on 0276 29029.
Included with PhotoworX is a copy of AmiCDHOM. A PI) device driver which enables you to read CD-ROMs as if they were Amiga disks. This also enables you to read discs intended for Pcs or Macs, but you can't run the programs on them.
Once you've installed the software, just double-click on the program Icon and you're in. You can either load an image straight in for viewing or load a contact sheet, which shows a small version of each of the images on the disc. Double-clicking on any of these brings up a bigger version, and both the size of the contact image and the viewing one can be altered.
The images can also Ik- viewed in their full 24-bit glory if you have a Picasso II.
Retina or EGS graphics card, but the contact sheet uses a lot of Chip memory, if you have the full 100 images on your disc.
Being able to look at your Photo CD images is one thing, but what you really want tt do is load them into paint or DTP programs. To do this you can either save out the images you are viewing, or PhotoworX can export them as IFF files with between 2 colours and 16 million colours.
All of the Photo CD resolutions (from 128 x 192 to 2048 x 3072) are supported, although PhotoworX does need to load the entire image into memory before saving it out. Because the images I used were around 18Mb in size, I was unable to export any images at the highest resolution on my 16Mb A3000 without using the Gigamem virtual memory.
PhotoworX is very easv to use and fast, but it is too expensive. The alternatives are a PD Photo CD Loader for hnageFx or the PD program HPCDTOPPM.
• The images used in this review are front various Photo Cds in
the Andromeda Interactive series, which cost £44 each.
Andromeda Interactive can be contacted on 0235 529595. O ph & rejJORX Richard Baguley focuses on the new German software that puts the Amiga in the frame with Photo CD.
It's a lot cheaper than buying a scanner capable of producing comparable results.
Support for Photo CD has long been available for Pcs and Macs, but it's only recently come lo the Amiga. Gentian programmers Corporate Media have now- released PhotoworX. Which enables you to read Photo CD images on any Amiga.
The first thing you are going to need is an Amiga equipped with a CD drive capable of reading Photo Cds. This requires a drive capable of supporting the XA standard. So check this before you buy.
The drive used in this review was an Apple C.D300 (about £170 from a Mac- dealer) connected through the SCSI port of an A3000. The Tandem Controller and In the world of computing, the future is round with a silver bottom.
Nobody denies that CD is the way forward, and it's now beginning to spread into the world of photography.
Kodak have defined a standard which enables you to store up to 100 images on a single CD in 16 million colours and a wide variety' of resolutions. This means that Photo CD is a good way of getting your images scanned in for use in DTP or multi- media - the quality is extremely high and DISTRIBUTOR Blittersoft 0908 220196 PRICE £89.95 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Workbench 2 or above, 2Mb of memory CD-ROM (XA) drive.
SPEED •••• Loads images with acceptable speed, given the amount of data that is being thrown around the place.
MANUAL • • • • Covers most functions well, but could do with more technical details.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • Easy to use, but you need an extremely powerful machine.
FEATURES • • • • PhotoworX performs at a pretty good speed. Some basic image processing tools are included.
VALUE • Way too expensive for a relatively simple program, magefx owners can load Photo CD images for free!
“A fast and powerful Photo CD conversion program, but it's expensive. It needs a large Hard drive to run effectively.” 60% THE IMAGEFX LOADER If you have GVP's excellent image program ImageFx. You don't need PhotoworX. Because German coder Gunnar Niclase has written a loader which allows you to load Photo CD images straight into the program. This was featured on the AFSB Subscribers' Superdisk, and is available from any good Public Domain company or Bulletin Board.
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Using Workbench to move files around is fine, but if you choose the View All Files option (for files which don't have icons) the whole thing slows down an awful lot. And can be a little confusing.
On the other hand the Shell is OK. But only if you can remember the secret spells and magic words that make things happen.
Added to that, you have to keep doing a Dir to find where you are and what files are available - then there's all that typing.
The best idea is a sort of halfway house. A directory utility. Which, unsurprisingly, is where Dir Work2 comes in. Programmed by Chris I lames of Y.'
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The default settings bring up a familiar looking screen, with two directory listing windows and an array of buttons.
Actions are performed by clicking on an entry in the Active File‘s List and then clicking on a button from the list above. In this way you can copy and move files, view pictures, play samples and read text - all without having to type in a single word.
To change the directory path you can type insructions, but it's easier to use the buttons or double-click on drawer names to find your way around disks.
Dir Vork2 is highly configurable. It can open up on virtually any type of screen, including opening as a window on Workbench. You can change the size and If you compare Dir Work2 to the main player in this market Directory Opus, it may look a little plain and boring, but the facade belies a wealth of power and configurability.
Dir Work includes many of the functions of Opus, but also has many additional features such as the ability to add Applcon support custom buttons and tool menu support.
When he's fiddling with his files or rummaging in drawers Mick Veitch prefers to use a directory utility.
COMPARE AND CONTRAST iranra no» «„i IffltlH Him ¦ ¦tmnr.1 fr.» I W? ~ (71QP' Bov Jpi ' WKHCtm C4it r mum mm i Pri.t style of all the buttons, scroll bars and menus even to the point of just creating a window consisting entirely ol buttons, which can serve as a useful program launching utility.
The great shame about Dir Work2. And something that I hope is fixed for the next version, is the interface. Everything is grey and dull and there's no way of choosing custom colours. Aside from the aesthetics, some of the controls are a bit weak. For MANUAL ••• The manual does go into very great detail explaining all the options, configurations and other aspects of the software, but it is hard to find your way without an index!
ACCESSIBILITY • • • As you would expect, everything is very much point and click, even when configuring the system.
SPEED • • • • Fast enough, particularly quick at reading directories, which is useful.
DISTRIBUTOR Meridian Distribution 081-543 3500 PRICE £69.95 l%w Use I DF8: I Rd 8,83 113*47 example, when creating buttons you have to click on little arrows to size and place the button, rather than being able to simply drag and click it with the mouse.
Dir Vork2 is belter than nothing, but it doesn't come close to Directory Opus.
• Although it's a bit cheaper than Opus, it doesn't hold its own
against Shareware programs like SID. And for a fiver you could
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Coverdisk. O “A very useful tool, but it needs to be improved
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and think instead of drawing a program on-screen using little
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I'nt not thinking of a Visual Basic system such as (miiIIii or Help here, but a real, honest-to-goodness programming language using flow diagrams.
Fed-CASE is an attempt to bring a real Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool to the Amiga. It sounds like an unlikely idea, but it works, and it works well. Planning and coding your program happens almost simultaneously. You build up the chart using small icons to represent the processes, functions, assignments, conditions and loops and so gain an overall view of the program's structure.
The text you add lo the icons is actually C source code. Variables and functions are freely available, but must lie given intelligent names to indicate their tvpe (bvte. Signed, pointer and so on).
When you have finished your design, a menu option generates all the C source vou need, ready lo load directly into a compiler and create your program.
However. Fed-CASF. Won't create finished programs for you because you need a compiler to create the executables.
Th« rest o the program is entered by vou, but the source is subtly different from hand-written programs. For starters, all the variables and functions have consistent names, a fact which can stop 90 per rent of bugs. Secondly, the program creates hundreds and thousands of intelligent comments in vour code, including details of the purpose ol each function. Lastly, the source code might actually make some sense when you look at it in three weeks time, because the flowchart is an excellent form of documentation.
Because C is such a portable language, it turns out that any non-Amiga specific source generated works perfectly well on other platforms. You can also forgo the C. side of things anti use Fed-CASF. To generate Computer Aided Software Engineering is a subject which has so far eluded the Amiga's programming scene. John Kennedy checks out a new labour-saving program.
More general flowcharts, or you might use it to plan a complicated piece of Assembler or Pascal or Basic programming. In these cases Fed-CASF, doesn't do anything a pen and a sheet of paper can't tin, but it does it extremely neatly and enables vou to file things away properly.
Modern software engineers have long since left behind. These days, flowcharts are usually of the hierarchical data flow variety, which makes the data (not the program itself) the important part of the process.
Fed-(ASF is one of those programs you think you ought to have, but you're not sure if you would really use it - a bit like hard drive back-up software. I now think backing up a hard drive is essential, and I also intend to use Fed-CASF when programming. At worst it can be used as a basic planning tool, and at best it can acttiallv generate my C. source for me. O Minor problems with Fed-(ASE are the way symbols are entered. L'sing the right mouse button lo add ileins is nol intuitive, and can make pull-down menu accesses a nightmare. Another failing is that the text editor doesn't use Amiga key
short cuts.
However, the major problem is the choice of a style of flowcharting which all Ttw code generated by Fed-CASE looks good. It's well spaced out with all the tabs and brackets in the right places and lots of comments.
However, there should be greater control over the smaller points.
* v Wfld « I. Co* isr asfcissiair-r-' THINGS TO COME Fed-CASE is
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It would be nice to see a cross between this program and a GadTioofSox-type intuition interface creation system. There are also rumours of a Windows-compatible Fed-CASE. Which would greatly simplify cross-platform development.
Brian Fowler Computers Ltd 0392 499755 PRICE £74.99 SPEED •••« A 68020 processor is recommended, because larger programs can take some time to process.
MANUAL • • 4 The phrasing is extremely stilted in places. I find it hard to believe that it was. As is claimed, proof read by native English speakers.
ACCESSIBILITY • • i Rather difficult to use in its present form. Fed-CASE needs a v2 update to clean up the user interface.
A very novel idea, at least on the Amiga. Dedicated C buffs should think carefully about getting it.
VALUE ••• Rather pricey for a program which has a definite Shareware feeling about it.
“One off the most interesting programming tools yet for the Amiga, but lacking in refinement. ” With the right software an Amiga can be an invaluable tool for children of all ages.
Tvacy Osborne puts the latest educational releases to the test.
SMARTY PAINTS JUNE 1 994 EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE Chroma Computer Images 0328 862693 ¦ £28.50 the potentially bewildering main menu (except by a combined Help M keypress, in the latter case).
If all this sounds complicated, 1 have to say that, at first, it also looks it. But it all soon fits into place. Once you have care- fully designed a tailor-made Smart Menu for your budding Picasso, this can be saved to a workdisk and kept for personal use.
Load this disk and you're straight into the custom configuration.
It's possible to drag a Smart Menu so that the functions are off-screen and only crash course style, dividing the course into the headings: Geography. Pocket Money, Occupations and Careers, l.ost and Found, Holidays, and my favourite - Police File.
This last one tells you all about how to go about reporting theft, accident, or UFO sightings. And because it's fun. It means the colours are visible, then select Draw and 16 Colours, lock it, and you have a basic freehand drawing program and palette which even a very young child could quite happily play with.
The text 011 the buttons can be changed to icons, which again could be useful for pre-readers. Alternatively, there is a 32-colour mode, a range of nozzle shapes, some very attractive fill patterns, outline and solid shapes, horizontal and vertical symmetry modes, x4 zoom, and many other functions.
Standard brush, picture and palette liles can be loaded, as well as standard bitmap fonts. Files can be saved to disk, printed, or exported into other packages.
The only thing that seems to be missing is an airbrush. O VERDICT “Smarty Paints is sound value for money and is a good introduction for the young Amiga artist.” 80% lhat the student is learning or revising vocabulary and grammar painlessly.
The 15-16 disk concerns two English teenagers, Tom and Lisa, as they seek employment in France. The source material includes the ads they read, their letters and phone calls, interviews and application forms, newspapers and diaries.
We follow them 011 their journeys by plane and boat, and into their new jobs.
This provides a good range of subject matter, which may be useful for more than just passing tests at school.
,41)1 French is a very successful attempt to make learning French fun. Of course, it’s not going to improve a student’s pronunciation or their conversational skills, but as a GCSE revision aid it is definitely a worthwhile program. *5 VERDICT “The colourful screens and interesting questions make this an enjoyable way to learn and revise.” 80% The areas tested in ADI Mnlhs are. In National Curriculum terms. Number.
Algebra, and Shape and Space, with additional Data Handling on the 15-16 disk.
I approached this application with some trepidation because it's been a long time since I studied GCF. Maths and I don’t often use the kind of skills required here.
ADI MATHS 14 16 (GCSE PACK) Europress Software Ltd 0625 859333 ¦ £34.99 The solution was to plunge into areas in which I would struggle and see how the program helped me. Instead of multiple choice and point-and-click quizzes, the maths applications present maths problems, some of which are in a practical form (although why anyone should want to know how many grains ol sawdust there are in four kilos is beyond me).
There are grids and diagrams to refer to, and editable fields to type in numerical values. The documents available on disk aie useful and explain at some length the mathematics involved. The help files often contain the specific formulae required to reach the solution.
The calculator tool is not all that useful: clicking on the small buttons can he tricky, and the calculator itself obscures part of the question and cannot he dragged elsewhere. This is a shame, because you need a calculator, as well as a pencil and lots of paper.
I found that Geometry and Transformations held no horrors, the help was good, the questions followed a logical progression at a reasonable pace and so I made good progress.
Fractions and Powers and Factorising and Expanding were somewhat more problem.inc. but the program design was good enough to cope with tnv floundering.
If you get a question wrong, vou can have two more attempts, along with advice to read the help file again, before the solution is revealed.
If you consistently give wrong answers you are given a simpler example, perhaps an equation that contains no negative numbers, before being lead towards the more demanding stuff.
Happily, with the help of ADI. I was able to feel a sense of success, which is the kev to a good learning experience. ADI Mnlhs a fine example of how Amiga software can enable a persistent voting learner to set his or her own pare and reach a real sense of achievement. O “An excellent way to learn. A child can feel a real sense of achievement with ADI Maths.” ADI FRENCH 14 16 (GCSE PACK) Europress Software Ltd 0625 859333 ¦ £34.99 Al)l Icnglish aims to teach three of the National Curriculum Attainment ADI ENGLISH 14 16 Targets: Reading. Writing, and Spelling and Presentation, in a series of
tesl-style questions. These are mostly point-and-click multiple choice, but also give the learner some opportunities to complete answers from the keyboard, and in some sections there are also passages of text to be read before answering questions.
Europress Software Ltd 0625 859333 ¦ £34.99 Unfortunately, what could have been a useful learning experience is ruined by inconsistency and extremely sloppy editing on the 14-15 disk.
The Finglish used is just not good enough for an educational program. For example, the help notes 011 punctuation: 'As you can see, it's much easier to read with a comma, put in the right place of course, in a sentence.' There are also over- long and poorly-punctuated sentences, and a great many non-sentences which don't contain verbs. Even worse is the catalogue of spelling mistakes: not only: riflles (rifles), cracled (crackled), smugled (smuggled). Christatns (Christmas), omlette (omelette): but also: ready instead of read, manoevours (manoeuvres), inlimtessim.il (infinitesimal). Suiter
(suitor), and a rabbit called Botbail! There are some others, but my favourite mistake has to be magnilicient.
The second disk presents a five-part police investigation. In the fust two parts tin- student reads evidence, such as letters, memos and advertisements, and answers questions, some of which are relevant to the rase, but which are meant to teach onomatopoeia, tone, or sentence structure. From a promising start the theme isn't developed. Instead of further evidence the investigations move awav 10 text passages with no real relevance to the case.
These are all by real authors: so extra marks here.
Even more extra marks would Ik- available if it wasn't such a safe, conservative team: Dickens. I.ewis Carroll. Wordsworth.
Shakespeare and Dll Lawrence (no. Not the sexy stulf). They're all male, all while, and all dead. I'm not going to get PC altout this. I'll just say that the selection reveals a narrow approach to literature which cannot fail to lie reflected in the questions ADI then asks.
This package shows how inappropriate a right wrong approach is to teaching an arts subject, and in places ADI I'.nglish presents a verv poor example to voting readers anti writers.
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please Richard Baguley guides you through the world of star
spotting and shows you some laugh-out-loud animations from
the exciting world of Public Domain games and utilities.
Cvnostir have l»een slovvlv building lip their own collection »l utilities. And ibis is the iWrd disk in ihr 'd. Ii contains CD*2 View. .1 disk maga ine: Lazy bench, a menu ticilitv: and Filer, a dun ion miliiv.
CD}2 View is an electronic maga ine I«»i the I)1-’ which is nowhere neai as good as die priceless organ dial you are holding in vour hands, bin ids a good liisi try. Produced in Amigafmide Idr- mat. Von move IxMvveen articles hv clicking on hotspots 011 die .screen wilh vour mouse.
Lazybench is .1 W oikbenc h menu miliiv wrillen In Wert her Pirani. Ii enables von 10 add items to the Tools menu, so von can kic k oil an program without having to open its window. I.a: bemh is easy to use. Because all von have to do is add vom programs to a list and it adds them lo the- menu.
The final item on Autistic s disk is Filer, a very good director) utility program which hears more than a passing resemblance to Directory Opus and Diskmastrr. It's Shareware, so the lull version will cost vou *101)111 or $ .‘W. You will also need Yvorkbent h or above because the author considers version l.!l to lie obsolete. All ol the usual functions are present - you can copy, rename, run and extract I.IIA archives, but you can’t format disks on the unregistered version. An annoying requester also pops up every lew minutes until vou register. It’s not as powerful or flexible as Opus or
Diskrnasler. But it’s a useful program nonetheless.
I'm not a great fan ol platform games, but Morton Strikes Hock (In Confused Pelican Software') could change mv opinion, flic* storyline is simple: guide Morton - a funnv-looking blob with legs - through l.»0 levels (lull version) ol platlot 111-lilled fun. With evil lieasLs bloc king vom path.
Mot ion seems to have left Ins megadcalh laser at home, so vou c an onlv get rid ol the baddies In jumping on them. Along the wav, vou have to gather together the’ stray penguins and guide them towards the exit. W’liv pe nguins' Yout guess is as good as mine.
I his game is certainly well programmed, with smooth scrolling and colourful backdrops. The collision detection is accurate and the graphic s are imaginative. It also has some creative touches which reallv enhance the game, such as the way that Morton teeters on the edge of a platform.
The score for jumping on a bad guy is doubled if you keep liouncing and squashing, and there are the- usual Imiiuiscs which give extra points and power-ups. The only down side to the game is the wav vou « an jump oil the top t the sc teen. It s not liki-K in 1 lullrnnc '"'I. Inn Minimi Slrikn Ihifk is well wnilli tlir asking ptin- ol Ci lot the- lull vi i- sion It s .nail.ihlr 11 oil) I pn ss |*1).
Mining on swilth limn lln-sr platform japes.
" • net to MAXsHBS solnvate Kanostir. I’UHKM).
Main people think alioiit Mailing thru mm BBS.
Bill don't know where to bi-yin. I his ilisk is a )*oo(l plan-, hoiauso n not null contains.! Demo vetsion Continued overleaf *¦ & o T» T T* fl *T © © © bs *n» •? •? Why can't we live together with these Onslaught aliens in an atmosphere o* peace and co operation?
Of the BBS software, but also includes all the configuration files to gel it running. Set up one assign and you can run it straight from the disk. Because all the files are included, you can see exactly what you will have to do to set up your own BBS.
MAXsBBS not the most powerful BBS software, but all of the basics are there. The program can handle Fidonet mail, and is very configurable. You ran set up your own message and file areas, as well as your own menus, so you can make your BBS completely different from the included example.
I've always liked looking out at the night skies and wondering what's out there. Now. With Dynamic Skies (Virus Free VI265), I can peruse the firmament without having to leave my desk or wait for the sun to go down. It's an astronomy program. Similar to the commercial program Distant Skies (reviewed in Ah'SV). In lhat it enables you to skulk around the night sky to see what's up there.
There's no more ol that endless wondering which star is which, because everything is labelled, and you can easily see the constellations. You can even click on any star and find out about its size, luminosity, and so on. The database that comes with the program contains information on over
5. 000 stellar objects, including stats, galaxies, nebula and
other interstellar blobs.
Dynamic Skies takes this information and plots the sky as it appears to you at any lime of the das or night. You can set the longitude and latitude to view from any part of the globe, and you can set the lime (the program initially picks up the time JsSS 55J| I-2&J from the clock), and create an animation over a predefined period, so you can see how the planets move. There are a variety of more mathematical operations such as calculating the declination of a planet or distance between two planets, or calculating the phases of the moon and planets.
The program is not completely stable and crashed mv Amiga a couple of times when I was changing the latitude and creating an animation.
It’s not as easy to use or as tlexible as Distant Skies.
But il is a lot cheaper.
Onwards, onwards, ever onwards, into... yes.
Another inspiied-hv-S wec- mW Tv-game. This one is Onslaught (Virus Free I’D), and it's written by Carl Moss. It's fast and furious, as the screen fills with aliens living to blast you into oblivion. Each wave of aliens behaves in a different wav. So some zoom around the screen while others bounce around in groups. Between the levels you navigate your way through a meteor storm where the slightest touch will destrov vour ships, so watch out.
Onslaught is polished, but it is pretty difficult.
I didn't get further than the fourth wave (without cheating), but if you feel a need for some antialien violence, get your hands on this game. You need I Ml) ol ( hip RAM to run Onslaught.
Moving on to things of a more musical bent, we discover Assassins Audio Magic Volume 6 (Roberta Smith. Ml_'S709). This contains a selection ol audio tools, including TMSynth (see I’D Cpdate. A 55); Playlt. A good module plaver; and Ml-lay, a CD-player lookalike module player. Also included are SoiindHfJert. A sample processor which can add effects such as echo or chorus to your samples; Dsoiind. A utility for playing samples off a hard disk, which means you can play long samples without having masses of memory: and Qiiadra Com iosei. A Sound Tracker-type music program.
A couple of modules are also included on the disk, so you can load and chop them around to see how it’s done. (Kerall. It’s a useful collection.
II voti ve ever looked with enw at demos such as Xine hingeis or State Of The Art. Von mat want to check out VideoTracker (17 Bit. Disk 3048). In mans wavs it is similar to Demo Maniac, a demo version of which is on this month's Coverdisk B. It enables you to load in a standard SoiindTracker music module and add graphics, animations and other effects. Once you’ve added your graphics and effects, you can save them out as a standalone executable file (called a vidule) to give to your friends, or distribute it in the Public Domain.
Image manipulation tools are included, so you can spin images, colour cycle them or play animations. However, the real strength of this program lies in the wav the ellects modules are handled.
These are separate programs, so you can loatl new ones as they are released, or even write your own.
When you save out a vidule. They are included into the program. An additional disk. The Video Tracker Denehpers' Kit. Contains source code for effects and guidelines for programming your own effects.
We've mentioned the Welcome To The Machine (17 Bit, disk 2782) animations before, but thev are so amusing we had to write about them again just in case you missed them last time. The disk has three animations by Simon lianrahan.
Aka Poob. Crazy Conlra ition is a surreal looking machine of no apparent purpose; C.erhit herein is a device designed to keep your gerbil fed while you’re on holidav; and Hath lime At The Castle is an innovative heating system the heart of which is a helpful dragon. All the animations are short, but thev loop, so you can follow the progress of the parts of the machines. I lighlv recommended.
0 W hen we reviewed the- I ii ileasant 11ays 'To The animations disk in last month's I’D Special, we believed it to Im- original material. However, we now know the images were copied from a book of the same name bv Elan Fleisher (New English Library. £3.99. ISBN 0-450-53627-0). PD companies lake note: without permission from the original creators, disks like- this are a breach of copyright.
• The I’D company featured in the Top 10 titles box on last
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8994) in Manchester, not (Ihoice Software as stated. Tf TOP lO
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This CD contains all you need for your own Multimedia Productions! Thousands of clipart images in colour and B&W, even scaleable art! Hundreds of Adobe, Postscript & CG Fonts are also included, not to mention the 750 Modules & 2300 SFX Only £19.99 ? 75p P+P
• 3082 ANT WARS Cross between Lemmings & Cannon Fodder! Great!
. 3086 SCORCHED TANKS 1.7 More Weapons, much more iun!
.3064 ALIEN FRENZY 2 plaver shoot each other type
* 3059 PARADROID 64 Superb classic conversion!
.3050 TOADO Frogger Clone 3 level demo .3047 HIGH OCTANE Like overdrive! Overhead Race + 3044 SPACE INVASION II CLASSIC Space Invaders . 3042 A DAY AT THE RACES Horse Racing Management .3041 FORTRESS Great Playable demo of this excellent shareware game!
. 3039 ROBS HOT GAMES «I Compiled b our very own Rob.This disk offers 5 great games
• 3035 GALAGA DELUXE Souped up Galaga 92!
• 3032 GALAXY BUST 4 wav scrolling shoot em up . 3030 PROJECT
BUZZBAR Remember Critical mass!?
* 3028 NOSTALGIUM Excellent L'ridium Style Shooiem +3019
SILVERBLADE Helicopter Shoot em up .3005 TOY BOX Bombclear &
Killer Tomatoes!?
.3003 RAISE THE TITANIC Nice 3D game like Mercenary . 3002 GAMES GALORE 13 The latest AGA OK game comp .3001 GAMES GALORE 12 More games from Mr Henderson . 3000 GAMES G ALORE II More AGA comp stuff .2996 TASKFORCE AMIGA ANIMATIONS .3020 FLYING LESSONS Excellent anim. Requires 2Mb .2983 (ABC) CHARLEY CAT "In Sickness* In Health” 3Mb .2982 (ABC) CHARLEY CAT "Xmas" 2Mb .2970 (ABCD) CHARLEY CAT "Dandrull Duo" 3.5Mb +2974 (ABC) G.I. SPY Great 3 Megabyte animation .2940 MR HORNY ANIMATION Great adult(ish) animation!
.2927 (ABCD) CHARLEY CAT 4 "MOUSTERMIND" 3.5Mb .2925 (ABC) CHARLEY CAT 3 "flow to Catch a Canary" 3.5Mb .2923 (AB) CHARLEY CAT 6 "Charlies al the Flix!"
.2922 (AB) CHARLEY CAT 2 “Down at the sea!"
• 2872 (ABCD) MEAN MACHINE Great AD for Commodores CD32 by Craig
Collins! 3.5Mb needed!
- 3084 DD HD MODIFICATION How to Cornell Power Drive lo read
DD’s as HD disks
- 3083 CD32 CDTY PATCHES Run CD32 games on CDTV when pametied to
A1200
- 3081 CHEQUE MATE Simple Cheque Book Manager .3072 (AB) A64 Em
V3.0 Upgraded CM Emulator .3071 CD-READER Easv to use pamet
clone!
- 3069 STEREOSCOPE Shareware Stereograph Creator
- 3065 X-PASSWORD Hard drive password util
- 3063 COLOUR SWAP Swap picture palette colours
• 3062 TELETITLE 2 LORES Now merged with TeleScroll I
- 3058 VARK CLI UTILS 4 Compilation of C.LJ. ulils
- 3054 ASI MULTIVISION AGA GFX ulils for AGA machines
- 3053 CITIZEN PRINTER MNGR Hoi ulils for vour Citizen Printer
- 3054 ASI FIX DISK II Loads more compatibility utils
- 3051 ACCOUNT MASTER 2.21 Update lo popular Accounts Pkg
- 3052 EAGLEPLAYER Superb 700K Module Player!
- 3048 VIDEOTRACKER Make vour ow n Hot Rave Demos
- 3040 ROBS HOT STASH *1 Alt the more commonly asked tor utils
compiled by our Rob!
- 3025 GOLF GURU V1.2 Keeps Golfing averages etc
- 3023 TELESCROLL V2.0 Updated video tiller ODD BITSIiS!
X3088 HAJIME CARDSET X3087 A.NIME CARDSET X3086 FACES CARDSET X3085 CINDY CARDSET Superb AGA Cardsets lor use with Klondike AGA!
- 3080 (ABC) ASGARDS CHEAT Mega Game Cheal Compendium
- 3079 TOTAL IRRELEVANCE 6 More hot MED Users Tips!
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- 3078 TOTAL IRRELEVANCE 5 Disk mag for MED users 5
- 3067 MAG E. ISSUE II More Gothic D&D stuff
- 3057 JCB SAMPLES. I Jaw. Classical * blues samples
- 3056 W ICKED SPEECH SMPL Collection o( Vocal Samples
- 3034 FI SOURCE Loads of Amos source code!
- 3024 PSYCH IMAGINE OBS + 3077 (AB) PASTEL VANILLA Some nice
Amiga loons . 3074 FRIENDS OF PAULA 2 Even more F.O.P. Mods!
.3073 FRIENDS OF PAULA I 4 More Great F.O.P.Modules .3070 FRIENDS OF PAULA 5 More Musak for Paula Fans .3066 INFINITY Very nice Pla ma Cycle demo
• 3061 (AB) SEVEN SEAS SS Super b Gothic fantasy slides . 3055
DEVOLUTION SLIDES 2 Excellent Ravtraced Artwork . 3033
BIOMECHANOID Well Ambient 600K music mod!
.3031 HIRED GUNS MUSIC Possiblv the best ever Musak!
• 3029 ( AB) THE MIDNIGHT HR Original music composition .3027 3D
STEREOGRAM PICS HAM Stereograms to Boggle!
.3006 SONGS FROM TGI IDE Rob Baxter presents .
• 2973 NEURAL ASSAULT Excellent Dance Demo by Rage
• 2968 ARTE DEMO BY SANITY Very nice, alternative demo
• 2965 NEOPLASIA - PHOBIA Great musik disk, not usual stuff .2960
ZONE WARRIOR Another nice music presentation .2950 RINK A DINK
(NOT AGA) Superb new melon demo!
• 2948 DREAM TRIPPIN Digitals latest demo production
• 2941 SUBTLE SHADES Great demo by Nuance
• 2919 (AB) SPACEBALLS!
9 Fingers Demo If you liked Slate of the An. Vou II die!
SERIOUSLY GOOD’ EDUCATIONAL
* 3038 KIDS DISK II
- 3037 KIDS DISK I Great kids slash compilations
- 3036 KIDS DTP V2.6 An update to the popular DTP .3017 ILLUSIONS
Animated Art package. Great!
• 3007 KIDS DTP EXTRAS Stickers, pics etc for kids DTP
• 2984 A-Z PAINT Great paint prog for young kids ¦ 2967 SMARTY
PAINTS Serious Art for Kids, preview ver
• 2966 KIDS DISK 3 Shareware DTP for kids 2926 (AB) TOME OF MYTHS
Read all about those Myths...
• 2920 ASI BACK TO SCHOOL 3 Even more educational progs!
X29I6IABI TUTANKHAMEN Pics & Descs of toots loot! AGA
• 2909 FRENCH YERBTESTER Err. Test French verbs!
• 2886 AZ SPELL V2.02 Wot du va meen ye can spel?
X309I FATAL MORGANA AGA Groove AGA Ostrich demo!
X3046 (ABi BIG TIME SENSUAL 2 disk AGA cxtravagan a!
X30I6 FAIRI.IGHT FULL MOON Superb. Fairlight do it again X3015 NOXIOUS: Demo tilled "Beyond Belief' X3014 (ABC) INNESTATION Present Rav World. Excellent X2934 VOLCANO AGA Colours bobs sounds, its all here!
X2933 (ABI COMPLEX "ORIGIN" One ot the best AGA demos vet!
X2932 SMELLS LIKE CHANEL 5 Excellent production from ARISE X2930 XANADl - EXPLICIT II Another worthy AGA presentation X2929 ABSTRAX PIG BY VIVID Weird Name, nice demo X29I8 EMPTY HEAD AGA Good AGA based demo X289I TROJAN AGA Texhno Trax II AGA SLIDESHOWS X3076 (ABI BODYSHOP 7 More AGA Glamour girlies X3075 (ABI BODYSHOP 6 Well popular AGA Glamour pics X3060 (AB) NIGHTBREED 3 More top quality AGA pics X3004 (AB) SHAD ART SLIDES Superb hand drawn & traced pictures. Ferrari & Mi sc objects X2977 M C. ESCHER SLIDES
S. Show of mind bending images!
X2959 JPM’S AGA PICS »5 X2958 JPM’S AGA PICS »4 X2957 JPM’S AGA PICS *3 X2956 JPM’S AGA PICS 2 X2955 JPM’S AGA PICS * 1 Most of the images on the above disks are of the fantasx art Genre, all in 256 colour, they l«M k superb on AGA machines' X293I (AB) SCAN IS LAME Superb AGA hand drawn pics' X2896 ERIKA (AGA) Erika Eleniak in 256 colours!
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X2975 (AB) Channel Z issue 3 AGA Owners disk mag!
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TOP GAMES
• ft ASSASSINS IM
• BLOAD RUNNER’ * good gamr ’PATIENCE* the old card game
- MONACO- an excellent imion (rf a classic old arcade racer.
TETRIS PRO* probably the best Tetns dame around for the Amiga
• WANGLE’ strange game TETRIS DIGITAL' a No plavrr game
• 74Q ASSASSINS 122 ¦BOULDER!) ASH COIiHTION’ a good set ot
boulderdash games
• PROJECT BCZZBAR-a very (M addictive ihooter • asteroids style
• XENON 3- well almost anyway
• 852 ASSASSIN’S 51 'LAVERS’ a shooter of wrts 'FICWTINC
WARRIORS’ a very good playable-SF2*np off
• SHAPES'a Tetris game
• IMS I'JlAL UAB A brilliantly addictive computer verwoci ot the
Risk board game. Ip to six people can play each other oe the
cumputer opponents
• HM6 AsmANMSS M 'OBLIVION' probabh the be« Defender type game on
the Amiga 'BREAK OCT CONSTRICTION PUT make your *m gimcs
'DRIVE WARS' aSELCKgime
• ugfHLsiBsrm J.-.1 mi A very good tnt adventure with lovely
flowing ikscrpd««
• 1TWITI) DREAMS Four old LCD games re vamped and Anuga iscd Very
nostalgK and ueibelievaMy playable
• MM ASSESSES 1C TWTT SALAD" a lovely pink* ptadorm game oonrg
ptayabelity
• REB01W a pretty good Pong TAC SLM’ an OK Pacman game
• 1815 KUWVS 7i
• CM CHESS’ an ocelWnt 4i:mi the dock chess game wth a very
clearly defined board and pwces
• ClWy a my tu*. Chaftmgmg 30 Trim game Pralessneial itud
• 2243 ASSASSINS 1 TAW vm funny tank cwnhai KOUERPEDE' a |wd
bttle blast
• AMKXHDS- the best Astero s1 ¦aXTRlh’NER* a Boulderdash
- AVATRIS- THREE (4*0 Tetns A very technical and detailed
management game ’CRAZY PIPE 2" a brilliant Pipe Mama type game,
very addictive 'BOMB JACKV very playable
• CHITF two player parachute fun
• 2759 ASSASSLNS 71
• GRAY ATTACK- nerve racking
* VEKT0R STORM’ a fantastic arcade blast, full of action
• ATOMS’a good mulU-ptayer
• 27% ASSASSINS 16 'PACMAN- great version lor kids
- WASTEIANDS- good 3D game
• DELF.MMA' exedknt punier’ SERIOUS
• 9 CATALOGUE 3 Thu is a fully working demo version of a very
nice and easy to use database program Thu has got to be the
best modem communications program around.
So if you've got a modem then get thu and get talking to other users.
• H2ims.ims2 A lovely little program that's dengned to help you
play the Pools.
A pretty good little adventure game creating prttfram. Easy-lsh to use
• I'*!-1 LASVlAH Without doubt this is the best spread sheet
program for the Amiga. It's certainly the most simple and user
friendly one.
An excellent music sequencer which also allows you to use eight channels at the same time1
• 1344 MUSIC MANIA A hnlliant collection ot musK lequencers and
players. It includes Protacker. Soundlwker and MED It must be
the best text editoe.Word processor around It’s easy to use and
u packed with features
• 1311 THE .HOMEY PftQGBAM A very fncndly and useful money
management program It really can help to keep track «rf your
ipenAng
• 2120 ASTRO 22 An astrologer's dream. This program -sD tell you
the position ot the planets on any given day. At any ipccrfied
time
o 245t AM1BASE Avery g«d and quite po-ertul database pecgram
Ideal foe keeping dub records and the hke.
A muM for ekctrauc enthusiasts Thu little gem allows you to design your own circuits with rase READING Thu fantastic disk contains tmts tips and solutions to almost 600 games Sod you're stuck get thu. . ISI.GATi.K l.kAPHk-tAliiJn An excellent tutorial on how to create textures and effects with Deluxe Paine An around the world information disk. Lots of info cm loti of places.
Lots of heIplul information on all aspects of Amiga computing wntten in a very digestible form. A very helpful guide to using the I LL A well presented wraith of information on the Second World War. Very informative indeed UTILITIES
• 124 ACTION ReflAT 112QfaahJ A RAM resident reset program which
allows you access to the inner workings of most programs.
• raAHflsmjifPPATE Update your Amos Pro version I to the more
error free and slightly more powerful version 1.12 Welcome In
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Best all round disk file ment program available If then get this.
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• LW.Sim UdSLuuli'A!j LMJUU) hat installs A marvellous program »
a semi permanent RAM based Workbench in your computer that will
pop back up after a reset
• 1MUX&M21110112001 A special disk back-up program which can
back-up a Urge selection of commercial software. For your own
persorui use onbr!
Will convert screens saved in any format to any other formal can even load tape games with good sampler plugged
• i;«i SULK LUIS: _lmSMflflhi A bnllunt collection of utilities
for A500 owners, which includes Tat Engine and Dukmaster 3 plus
man.
Others Definitely one to have.
• ixJiLfciii lining An excellent well balanced coBtctm of
utilities which includes D-Gopy. Last Hope. MED and Power
Packer to name but a few
• sgp-conii The best Ask back-up program you Voy akkfpromm LISTEN
UP Some of the hottest Techno music around, and some of the
best Amiga music ever produced
• U19IKH.YJMA.MA The same comments as above (You need two disk
drives to run thui Stunning TfdmoRave remix which lasts fix ago
and is accompanied with fast moving visuals
• 1*M PIAKET CRUOVE 112ft1 aflhi A wry met. Very funky and very
catchy tune with some pleasing visuals to go with it
• 2825 PROJECT TEC A 30 minute megamix of banging beats that lust
never lets up.
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I Amtoa SOOBOGr1200 dust covers i Philips 8833 Monitor Oust covers PD demos come in all shapes, sizes and subjects, from sexuality to space, and torture to tunnels.
Steve Bradley takes his monthly trip to demo city gaining yet another crucial learning experience.
When did llie word ‘zone’ become so popular!- Zones are everywhere these days. I.ike cones. Cone zones: on a motorway near you. Anyway, tliis is Deino Zone and not a hold-up in sight, so JUNE 1 994 PD MUSIC & GRAPHICS DEMOS without much ado about nothing further, enter Talent whose oiler ing goes by the name of Qt'.li 2 (AGA. Gynosiic D0272).
Briel plol scenario: leader of Talent kidnapped. Why? Flood question. All l ight, they want to know about Talenl’s forthcoming demos and.
Er. That's it. Scenes of astronaut-type folk struggling manfully in their chairs abound before we’re asked the eternal question: Are you tired of plot tunnels?’ Yes we are.
It’s been around for a while, hut now that Kurt’s shuffled oil. It’s tittle for the review.
However. Smells Like Chanel No 5 (AGA. Gynosiic D0254) has limiting to do with Nirvana. And perfume doesn’t figure too Itighlv either. Never mind, eh? Unfortunately, it's a rather tired mix of effects and a dull synth hack. Uninspiring.
I low the heal thumps on the Trip To Deep Rase (Telescan). The track is quite hardcore and many of the visuals are original - the creative use of white space (blank screens) works well at times.
For fans of the genre, it's worthv of a glance.
Paul Weller once suggested: ‘You don’t have to just sit back and relax’. But To See The Aura J - TjermTZaOne Imagine a Seventies Spangle sweets tvpefaced- scrcen and a looping track of the fanlabulous former number one single Doop. And you’ve got a demo called Doop (Choice Software MISS).
(Yorvik 1*1) EDI 1003) vou do. As departures from the mainstream demo scene go. This is on a slow boat to Hong Kong. And as befitting such a title there is no sound, simply instructions to feel the human aura. Anyway, it’s all about tingling sensations so if you fancy a bit of ESP. Change your name to Yuri. This totally text-based demo may not tingle main and mv brief experiments proved fruitless. Bin you never know.
Hrainstate In A Box (AGA. Freestyle I’D) has no such extra-sensory perceptive aims. Brightly coloured fractal landscapes llow to a JM Jarre-ian blip beat and yes. I can definitely feel something.
Damn, hoi lea down my trousers! Although it’s rather satnev throughout, the team (well, me) quite happilv enjoyed repeated sittings post- lunrhtime pinball.
Sequential (AGA. Gynosiic D026H) is not a word one would use to describe many demos. Nor this. Bubbles, funky bass, zebra crossing rollercoasters. Naked woman (obligatory drawn version, stood in coy position), magnets and cubes. Put that lot in sequence. Visually it’s rather good, although the track is dreadful.
On a lighter note, well, airborne in fact, comes Hying Lessons (17 Bit 3026). Reminiscent of the splendid cartoon Rhuhmh, our hero (masquerading as a blue blob) attempts to fly. Beneath the paternal gaze of a shade-wearing sun. It’s simple, silent and vaguelv amusing.
A Wahey. Fractal landscapes and loud guitar rill announce the arrival of Wt Shave Ass (Telescan).
Not that it's a literal description of the content, for scenes depicting mule-shaving in demos were banned bv the Save Our .Ass Soeietv in Brussels only last week. Add a texture-mapped globe and a dotscape and you've got one happy donkey.
AMIGA's Ultimate Dance Mix '93 (Cynostic S0221) is horses for courses, however. Various pop tunes ate present (It's My l.ife antl the one where the woman implores: 'Everybody dance now!') but as Peter O'Sullevan would say, it falls at the first hurdle. .Aficionados only.
Suspicion is iniinediatelv aroused when the opening screen saw *1 a lading a Feeble Production'. Fortunately, this demo from Anathema is called A Feeble Time (Cvnostic l)02(il ) and as it happens, it's not half bad, particularly the ray-traced tunnels. The track is dull and there is the odii unnecessarv innuendo thrown in. Shame.
Odd title, odd demo. Trancexual (Cvnostic
1) 0594) has a simple, repetitive, track similar in parts to
Wailing For .4 Train by Flash And The Pan (what?). On screen
are a number of boxed meaningful observations such as 'Space
is endless* and 'Spiritually relxirn'. Yes. Well... the best
thing is.
You can grab them with the mouse and chuck them all over the screen making pretty patterns in the process. Far out.
The final frontier is far out - in space somewhere. And Trekkies will be pleased to note the release of llolodeck versions three and four (Cynostic). It s more of the same reallv - MAN!
Slides of Star Trek spaceships although there are a few drawings of the crew. The quality is pretty good and if you liked the others, you will no doubt enjoy these.
It's one of the best times of the week and the title of a reallv frantic demo. Friday At Eight The unfortunately named A Feeble Time is blessed with some tremendous ray-traced tunnels.
(Yorvik I’D) opens with a sionking beat before- lapsing into a kind of Seventies funk with itchy and scratchy guitar. Add a few cubes, tunnels and Hashing catchy comments and you've got a demo well worth watching.-Not at eight o'clock on Friday night, though.
As pop tunes go. This Bjork's Big Time Sensuality is one of the finest, and now it has spawned a demo of the same name (AGA.
Cvnostic 1)0244). Fractal landscapes abound and the title screen and AGA plasma are particularlv fab. The sound drops oil for a second in a couple of places but it's mostly enjoyable fare. O TOP IO DEMOS Every month, we peruse the best-seller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it's the turn of: COMPUTER SERVICES 0253 829292
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defender ctone 3226 MORI A V5.4 Massivo RPG. Dungeon* and »town
to expoie Hours of pley 322 GIGER TETRIS - Tetm with 256
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Work However big or small, or whatever they're about (as long
as they're Amiga-related), your problems are our problems and
we're here to solve them. Scribble down your woes and send them
off to us at: Workbench, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth St, Bath,
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I. ’t If you've got an IDE mechanism fitted to your machine, the
easiest way to break it is to try to low-level format it.
FORMAT FOLLY I recently bought an A1200 with a 120Mb hard drive fitted. In my eagerness to tinker with it. I somehow got to the point of carrying out a low- level format of my bard drive!
It was when the III) drawer icon changed to a floppy disk icon and previously saved games went walkies to different places, that I knew something was wmng! To cap it all. I then read the •Faulty Fitting' letter in Workbench. AF55. In which you clearly stated: “Do not. Whatever you do. Low-level format your drive".
I low can I restore my hard drive to normal?
R Glendenning, Carmyllie By Arbroath, Scotland ()h dear. Well. I'll tell vou what happens. The Integrated Drive F.lrctiomcs drives were designed to make life as easy as possible for the host machine. As a result there is a certain amount of 'need to knowing' going on. The drive electronics DISCS AND DISKS I have two vary important questions. The first is: can you tall Commodore to get off their Mg fat bums and release a CD-ROM for the A1200? And before you say it - I don't care if it costs more than the CD11.
The second question is that I have been collecting Amiga Format tor the last two and a half years and Just lately you have bean putting some brilliant disks on the cover of your magazine. They are dear and coma in rad, green and blue.
So please, please, please can you toH me where to get them from?
Mark Huettinger, Tonbridge, Kent takes care ol mapping the blocks on the drive, dealing with block errors and so forth. The little t hips take their task very seriously and never tell ihi' host computer anything that might alarm it.
When you low-level format the drive, all this psychological cushioning is thrown aside. The computer takes direct control of the drive and rewrites all the data itself. When the drive electronics kic k in again, thcv haven't a clue what has happened. It's like someone has sniick into their office in the middle ol the night and stolen all their paperwork. Essentially they throw a wobbly, go nuts and will never work again.
Your mechanism has unfortunatelv ceased to he. It is an cx hard drive. I lowever. It did not die in vain - let it he an example to others: II YOT 1IAVI-. AN IDE MECHANISM IX) NOT l.OW l.EYEI. FORMAT IT.
I don’t think vour drive is in am wav recoverable. But vou could find out it vou the manufacturers would part exchange it witli a new one. You never know.
PRIZES GALORE I have spotted an Amiga on the telly. In Country File on BBC 1. There was a writer using an .Amiga to write an article for a camcorder magazine. Do I get a prize?
Neil Adams. Prestwick, Scotland This isn't a Workbench question, is it? And. No you don't get a prize! The next person who spots an Amiga on some Australian soap, or being given away as a prize on some sad Saturday show, and writes in to tell us about it will have violence visited upon their persons (except in cases where they would enjoy it).
ORGANISED CHAOS I am writing in reply to Mr Anonymous AF58) who is having trouble with comms on his Psion 3. I own a Psion 2 Organiser and also couldn't run the sup- Continued overleaf Commodore have got off their, I think reasonably sized, bums and announced that they will release the A1200 CD drive in September, as you have no doubt already read in the last issue. You can stop writing to them now.
As for the disks, we bought them from some sweat-shop in tho Far East -1 don't know of anyone sailing them separately. The only two sources I know of are Amiga Format bade issues (see page 14B) and our duplicators. DisCopy labs. )f you made a reasonable offer to buy in bulk they might be aMe to sort you out Their address ht DisCopy Labs Ltd. PO Box 21. Daventry NN11 5BU IF YOU HAVE A QUERY... ,W At Amiga Format we aim to answer as many questions as we possibly can every month, and hopefully to sort out all your problems.
Of course there are always more questions than answers, so we have to prioritise queries according to the following factors:
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slight inconvenience.
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: DO
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Plied software, so I copied it to a 3.5-inch disk, then using a PD IBM software emulator I managed to run the supplied comms program.
Also, a couple of years back, Dave Westwood wrote Psion Comms-Link for the Psion 2 which is a lot easier to use. He may have also written a version for the Psion 3 because the documents said that he wanted to keep developing for the Psion and the Amiga. The address given was: 14 Davar Drive, Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland KY2 6RT. I hope this is of some help.
To the point... Graeme Richards. I Mining, Sussex Thanks very much for your help. Running the software on an IBM emulator is a good solution.
I have written to Dave Westwood, but as yet there has been no reply, so anyone wishing to contact him will have to lake pot lurk.
FAULT TRACED To make the Tracer demo of AF58 Coverdisk B work on an A1200. All you have to do is run Arexx (REXXMAST).
Eddie Pang. Loughor. Swansea Hurrah! Thanks very much for pointing that out.
We traced a couple of the problems back to Arexx.
If you have the Tracer demo and can't get il to work on your machine, try running REXXMAST.
It should be located in your System drawer (Workbench 2.04 and up).
ONLY VGA I want to use the A600 with hard drive and Pnilexl for word processing. I don’t need it for anything else because I have a CD32. Can you advise me what would be a suitable monitor - perhaps VGA mono or colour? Would this be OK if they operated at the appropriate frequencies (31.44kHz and 60Hz for A600 productivity)?
A Smith. Great Barr. Birmingham When you say you don't need it for anything else, I think just using a word processor is a bit of a waste but hey, it's your machine. You can run on a VGA monitor.
You don't say w hich version of Protext you have.
Versions 5 or 6 will work best, but earlier versions will still work. VGA monitors are not ideal for the .Amiga because they do not support to-res (15kHz) screens, but there is a utility called VGA Only which helps fix this.
ART OF DARKNESS I have recendy purchased a Hewlett Packard 310 printer (with colour kit), and 1 am having problems printing from Deluxe Paint IV AGA. I got the Studio Light printer driver with it, and have installed this Ql have just purchased a Canon BJ-10SX printer to go with my Amiga 500*. Do I need a specific driver to get the best results for printing graphics?
A Yes you do. Canon printers destined for use on the Amiga are now supplied with drivers, so you should check with the shop you bought it from. Alternatively, you could contact Canon direct on 081459 1266.
Q Could you please tell me how to connect a cassette player to an A1200?
A What do you want to do? Record the sound?
If so, all you need is a set of phono leads that will connect to your tape deck. If you think you can use it to store data on a la C64, forget It.
Ql have decided to upgrade from my good old A500 to an A4000 30, and I would appreciate you helping me to clear up the following technical problem. Is it possible to fit a PC IDE hard drive on an A4000 30? Do all sizes match?
A Yes, you certainly can fit an IDE drive to the Amiga. There is no such thing as a PC IDE drive, they are all just IDE drives and will work fine. For the A4000 a 3.5-inch mechanism is best as it will fit nicely in the drive bay. A 2.5-inch mechanism will also work, but you need to get an adaptor because the cables are different sizes.
Ql have a CD12 and I’m very interested in the Microbotics SX1 expansion module so that I can add a keyboard and a disk drive.
Does it have an RGB output so I can use a monitor? At the moment I use the video output but RGB gives a much better picture. Also, can you tell me what the difference is between S-VH5 and RGB?
On to the Deluxe Paint disk in the devs printers drawer (1 have managed to squeeze the Deskpref program into the Prefs drawer).
I used Printer Prefs to set up the driver and then ran Deluxe Paint. When I try to print a picture it comes out too dark, sometimes virtually black.
I have also tried using TurboPrint 2 (from AF5Vs Coverdisk) - but this has the same effect.
Please tell me how 1 can improve the quality and if 1 have installed correctly. Please help as I have spent fruitless hours trying to work it out, and the alternative driver (the crap Workbench one) is awful. I could do better using crayons to trace the picture off the screen!
Nick Donnelly. Ely. Cambridgeshire The Workbench driver isn't too hot, especially when it comes to colour, but you should have had better luck with the Studio software. TurboPrint should work OK. Though. Have you tried reducing the brightness (in case of too much black) or the three colour sliders (in case of too much colour density)? Refer to page 8, AF51 for more information on this.
The TurboPrint Professional 2 program, which it might be an idea to upgrade to. Allows belter control over colour curves - see page 147 of AES I. A As I write these pages, the Microbotics expansion (now being produced by ParaVision) has not yet appeared, but the technical specification does include an RGB output.
S-VHS is a standard for component video. There are two signals. Chrominance and Luminance.
Because these are carried separately, a better quality image is obtained.
Ql have been creating animations in Deluxe Paint, but I am annoyed that the playback speed is quite low. Even though the program says it is doing 20 frames per second.
A Well, the easy answer to improving your creations is to buy the next issue of Amiga Format, because we’ll have ClariSSA on the Coverdisk. This excellent program creates super smooth animations and is a must for any Amiga animator. Don't miss it.
LOOKING AHEAD I'm thinking of upgrading my A500 to an A4000 030, but I have a few questions first.
1) With the entry of the new AAA chip set, I fear that the
A4000 030 will get left behind. Is the A4000. 030 upgradable
to this new chip set?
2) Is Electronic .Arts' Deluxe Music 2 compatible with the .44000
030?
3) Is the Supra-Fax Modem V3.2 Bis compatible with the A4000 030?
4) Are third party manufacturers producing upgrades to the 68040
CPU for A4000 030 users, or will they in the near future?
5) Is it worth upgrading from my A500 with a GVP 80Mb hard drive,
second floppy drive. 3Mb RAM and Philips C.M8833 Mkll, to an
A4000 030 with 130Mb hard drive, 6Mb RAM and a Commodore 1942
monitor?
6) Is the price of the A4000 030 going to drop?
Stephen Brooking. Sherborne. Dorset
1) No.
2) Yes.
3) Yes.
4) Yes. Several companies are. Including GVP.
5) Silly question - of course it is.
6) Probably not. Il could be argued that it is a little
overpriced, but il sou were running a companv iliai had jusl
losl a lot of money, would you drop the price of your
products?
SWEET PD I recently upgraded niv A500 to an A1200. And although 1 initially purchased an Amiga solely for games. I now use my A1200 mainly for music, graphics and word processing.
I’ve always been a heavy user of PI) software, but I am becoming increasingly frustrated at the cost of obtaining so-called "free software'. I am considering buying a modem so that I can access Bulletin Boards and Public Domain libraries to obtain the large amounts of PD software I would like. Are the programs and files obtained in this manner free, or are charges made for the service?
Bearing in mind the initial cost of the modem and the prospect of increased phone bills, is this method any cheaper than buying disks direct from PI) libraries?
Also, would a CD drive be a good way to obtain cheap PD software, and is there likely to be a good supply of CDPD for the Amiga soon following the demise of the Amiga CDTV and the cancellation of Commodore's own CD drive?
Isaac Hunt. Victoria Park. Manchester It’s an interesting point. 1 think this may be lodder for a luture PI) special, in essence, all I’D programs are free. When you buy from a I'D library you are actually paying for the disk, the postage, the lime spent copying it. The overheads of run- The A4000 is still a top-of-the-range machine, though some may think it's a bit pricey.
Ning the library - it is against the spirit and the law of Public Domain for PD companies to make huge profits, but paying the people who operate them for their time seems only fair.
Most Bulletin Boards earn Public Domain software. But you still pay. You pay for the phone call, the initial cost of the modem and. In some cases, you have to pay a subscription to the board.
After all. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but at the end of the day a few quid isn’t much to pay for software or data that has taken someone else a lot of effort to produce.
PI) on CD cat) be cheap, but there aren’t that manv PI) discs available.
HARD LUCK I would like your advice regarding the fitting of a hard drive to a standard Amiga 500+, bought about November 1992. Using Workbench 2.04. I have been given a Maxtor model
7040. 41.40Mb drive taken from an IBM P S I, the owner having
upgraded to a very much larger unit.
1 am told that this is a standard IDE Drive, but more than that I do not know. Is it possible to fit it to the Amiga, and if so, how?
• Vf IV Gammon. Portcheser. Hampshire To use an IDE mechanism you
will actually need an IDE interface. There is an internal
interface designed for this purpose called AdlDE from the
American firm IC’.D. but unfortunately Power Computing are no
longer distributing it. You could try ICD themselves on 0101
815 968 2228.
RAD AS WELL We are the proud owners of an Amiga 600 (v2.04) and an A1200 (v3.0). both with 2Mb of memory.
Previously, we owned an A500 (vl.S) which we used to create a RAD disk using the command MOUNT RAD: This could retain its contents after rebooting the machine, and could execute a startup-sequcnce. When we enter this command on our present machine, we are presented with the message "Error while accessing Devs:moundist".
Please could you enlighten us as to the proper procedures for creating RAD disks on our machine. W’c know they must exist as the REM- Contlnued overleaf ?
WHEN STARTING UP IS HARD TO DO I have an A500 with 1Mb RAM and Kickstart 13, which I soon hope to upgrade to 2Mb. I also wish to fit a ROM sharer with a 2.04 ROM fitted. I have seen Workbench 13 and 3.0 (my brother has an A1200) and would like to know the following:
1) Could you tell me the differences between the Workbench 2.04
and 3.00 startup-sequences?
2) Please print the listing of the 2.04 startup-sequence, so that
I can compare it with 1.3 and 3.0.
3) If I wished to change a script in any way, I assume that it
would be best to add it on rather than at the start, is this
correct?
4) Would you recommend the screen editor, ED, for altering a
script or would I be better off with some other method such as
another language or the Shell.
John Paul Smart, Eshwmning, Durham There is quite a difference between 2 and 3, because there are a lot of commands now in ROM which used to be on disk, so a lot of the resident commands at no longer required. Because the structure of Workbench has changed there are a few more assigns in 3.0, but less mounts, as there b no longer a default mount list Here is the complete Ibting of 2.04: c:setpatch NIL: c: version NH : addbuffers NIL: dfO: 15 Pailat 21 Resident NIL: C:Execute PURE ADD makedir ram:T ram:Clipboards ramienv ramienv sys copy NIL: ENVARC: ram:env all quiet noreq assign ENV:
ram:env assign T: ram:t ;set up T: directory for scripts assign CLIPS: ram:clipboards assign REXX: s: if exists sys:Monitors join NIL: sys unonitors - ?.info) as t:mon-start execute t:mon-start delete NIL: t:mon-start endif BindDrivers setenv Workbench $ Workbench setenv Kickstart $ Kickstart Iprefa echo "Amiga Release 2. Kickstart $ Kickstart, workbench Sworkbench" cooclip mount speak: mount aux: mount pipe: path reus: C: sys:utilities sys:rexxc ays:system s: sys:prefs sys:wbstartup add if exists sys:tools path sys:tools add if exists sys:tools ccaiBoditieB path sys:tools commodities add
endif endif ; If this is the initial boot (i.e. keyboard env variable is not set) I then execute PickMap which will query for a keymap and set the ; keyboard env variable.
» ; if keyboard env variable is set, set the keymap if S(»y» keyboard) not EQ “*$ (sys keyboard)" setmap $ (sys keyboard) else PickMap sys: initial endif if exists s:user-startup execute s:user-startup endif LoadWB endcli NIL: If you want to add things, it b better to add to or create a file called user- startup, which b executed by the main script when it has done all the important things. ED b very serviceable for editing short scripts, and is certainly more suited to the task than a standard word processor.
RAD command resides in the C directory of the Workbench disks.
Chon Mitchell and Angus McNonny. Inverness In-depth explanation MODEMS There is no mountlist in Workbench .'V Devices are automatically mounted if their definitions are in the devs drawer and they are accompanied by Project icons whose default tool is '( Mount1.
There is no listing for a RA1) disk, so you will have to make it up yourself. Open up El) or another text editor and enter the following: dev i ce=ramdri ve.dev ice un:t=0 £lags=0 surfaces=2 bl ockspertrack=11 reserved=2 interleaved lowcyld nighcy!=79 buf£ers=5 buf fnterrxype=l Modem stands for ModulatorfDemodulator £ modulating it*. This basically means it converts it into a series of tones - one for a zero value and one for a non-zero value. It also decodes information coming the other way. Converting the received tones bach into ones and zeros.
3 Because of the linear nature of the transmission. A modem is a serial device and must run at a certain speed. Both modems at either end of a telephone line need to be running at the same data transfer speed to be able to communicate effectively.
Dard. This is obviously six times faster. If you are buying a modem, make sure it is Hayes-compatible. The Hayes command set is the standard way that computers operate the functions of the modem, such as dialing and hanging up.
7 Having error-free communication is very important. A few bits missing here or there can make nonsense of computer data. Various protocols have been developed to cut down on errors and many modems have error-correction built in.
8 When sending binary files, one of several protocols can be used. When sending files it is even more important to eliminate errors, as a single mis-sent bit could render the entire hie useless.
And save it. You could save this file as 'devs:mounUisf if vou want, and mount RAD from the Shell, but the icon method is more stylish.
Create an icon using Icon Ed and then change the Tool using the Workbench lcons lnfortnation selection. You could have more than one RAD disk (if vou have the RAM for it) just by increasing the unit number.
UPGRADE SCHEME Machine - A500 (rev 5) .-Agnus 83721 (upgrade) Workbench 1.3 (upgrade and ROM) Expansion baseboard 1.5Mb supplied by TriLogic
1) Is the Pro-Agnus 2Mb supplied by WTS Electronics going to give
me the same chip capacity (1Mb plus) as the 600 1200?
2) Almost 90 per cent of my disks are Workbench
1. 2 (or 1.3). Will they run on new chip?
3) If I fit a ROM swapper 1.3 2.04, what will run?
(I do have programs that are post 1990, such as Sim City.)
T J Parker. Holbrooks, Coventry
I) You're better off getting the Megachip2 from Power Computing
(0234 273000) This will give you a total of 1.5Mb of Chip RAM,
or 2Mb if you have a 512K expansion. However, your TriLogic
baseboard may no longer work to its full capacity.
2) As long as vou are still running Workbench
1. 2 1.3 you should be all right in the most part.
4The transfer speeds are measured in baud Q The best file transfer system is Zmodem. Which rates. Basically, the baud rate is the number of ml n fast and error free Zmodem automatically bits transmitted per second. Slows down or speeds up the transfer rate depend ing on line noise. If the connection is broken, you 5 The slowest modems operate at only 300 baud. Can also continue from where you left off when This means they would take about one minute you reconnect.
20 seconds to transmit a 10k hie.
6 S These systems are usually combined in a A standard modem costing under £100 can I W comms software package. The most widely transmit and receive at 2400 baud, or V22 starv used Amiga comms software is Ncomm.
I Mb games may expect to find 512K (Tip and 5I2K East RAM, so thev may fail. The PD Degrader program could solve your problems here.
3) The point of a ROM swapper is that you can switch between
Workbench 1.3 and 2. All your old stuff will work under 1.3
and the new stuff should run under 2.
IN THE PICTURE I was left a little confused after reading the PhotoC.D article in AF57. Although it was interesting, and I am using the system professionally, I could not take in how the PhotoC.D image is played on to a basic monitor.
I have a Kodak 865 player which I play Uirough a normal TV' monitor. Because that monitor is often required elsewhere and my 865 is near to my son's A1200 with a 1940 monitor. I would initially like to simply play it through that system. Later, I want to impress potential clients with the use of the photo-image in a computer system. At this stage I don't want to buy a Mac and or a PC.
Des Gerson. C-l-P Editorial. Partnership. Solihull In order to access the PhotoC.D directly, you will need to install some form of CD-file system to your Amiga so that it knows how the files are stored. A suitable system was released in the Public Domain, and can be found on Kish Disk 935. Check out the PD ads towards the rear of this issue. You could also use PhotoworX (see review on page 126).
IN STALLIFONTS I am having problems with Compugraphic fonts on Workbench 3. I have tried using the Intellifont program to install the CG fonts in both Workbench and Dpaint IV AGA, but I can't seem to find them on the fonts disk anywhere!
Sean Smart, Edwinning, County Durham I think you may lx- getting a bit confused bv the funny way in which Intellifont works. When sou click on the Outline Source gadget to get up the requester, the actual font file names do not appear in it - it is only asking for the directory, not for actual files. When you OK the requester, any font files found in that directory appear in the lefthand window. You can then click on these and install 'Z) a: • I Please make Cheques Postal orders payable to: mm strnmsm rmmrts No 5 Crestville Terrace, Clayton, Bradford, West Yorks BD14 6DT.
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The Amiga is a powerful computer, but it's not the only computer. In his final tutorial Pat McDonald tells you how to import Amiga graphics into different systems.
Personal microcomputers like the Amiga are everywhere. These days, it's not so much a question of what technology you possess, it's more a question of what you have access to. The tricky bit is importing and exporting data between incompatible machines.
The easiest, and most secure way to do this is to transfer via (loppy disks formatted for the IBM PC.
This seems very unfair - after all. You didn't buy a PC. You bought an Amiga. Tough. IBM Pcs outnumber all other makes of computer. The PC will always outsell the Amiga, because it's not easy to sell a hip and cool machine to a business user.
If you suffer from an irrational hatred of Pcs. Bury it now. OK. PC owners are a pain, but you can't blame a pet for the ignorance of its owners.
This business of transferring between a PC (or Mac or ST or whatever) and the Amiga may not seem worthwhile. But there are times when you will need to alter text, graphics or sound on one computer and export it to the other.
The Workbench program that enables you to read and write data files to PC disks is called CrossDOS. It's mu normally operational - you have to get it running before Workbench will handle files from PC disks.
Remember that a standard Amiga only handles double density disks. If you want lo read high density disks commonly found on Pcs. You will need a high density disk drive, such as the Power Computing XI, drive. You can tell if a disk is high density because 111) disks have an extra hole opposite the wrile-protect lab.
CrossDOS won't enable you-to run programs for other computers on your Amiga - to do this you need an emulator which fools the Amiga into thinking it's a different computer.
GETTING CROSSDOS WORKING Before you can expect to read PC disks, you have to copy the CrossDOS icon to the right place. It's really very easy, just follow these six simple steps. Remember, NEVER use the original copy of Workbench, always use a copy and keep your original Workbench disks out of harm's way, 2 Double-click on the Workbench icon, and on the Devs drawer. Remove the Workbench disk.
1 First load Workbench. If you have a hard disk fitted to your machine, then just turn on.
4 Double-click on the Storage disk icon, and again on the DOSDrivers icon.
3 Insert the Storage disk. An icon for it will appear but you may have to rearrange the Workbench display to see it.
TRANSFERRING A POSTSCRIPT FILE The best printers are laser printers. They are fast high-quality and expensive. So most Amiga owners cannot justify buying one. But a lot of people have access at work or college to high-quality laser printers, or perhaps even Linotronic machines to turn your work into film.
The problem is that many of these printers only recognise PostScript files. Wouldn't it be nice if you could create PostScript files, put them on disk and give them to somebody else to print on a laser printer? Well, you can, and it's easy - just follow these steps. But be warned, PostScript files are quite large, and you can easily produce files that will not fit on a double density PC disk.
Also, be aware that any kind of printer can be used, not just PostScript types. So long as you have an Amiga printer driver for the target printer type, you can quite easily get your work printed out.
1 First you must set your printer driver to the relevant type. I'm setting it to PostScript in this example. If you don't know how to change your printer type, check last month's tutorial.
2 Next, you have to tell Workbench to redirect printer output from the printer and into a file.
Double-click on the Tools drawer, and click once on the CMD icon.
HOW IT ALL HAPPENS AT AMIGA FORMAT CROSSDOS COVERDISK So, what do you do if you have an older version of Workbench which doesn't have CrossDOS? Way back in Issue 40 of Amiga Format, CrossDOS appeared on the Coverdisk.
Getting it to run on an older machine is easier than the Workbench 3 version shown below.
However, installing it permanently on Workbench is a fiddly Shell job for Workbench
1. 3 or earlier. Another problem is that given this magazine's
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5 Click and hold on the PCO, and drag it to the Printers drawer inside the Devs window. After a few disk swaps. CrossDOS automatically recognises PC disks - the DFO icon will have a corrupt name, but the other icon should operate just like an Amiga disk.
6 Should you wish to use PC disks from an external drive, you need to copy the PCO driver but rename it to PC1 (or PC2 if you have two floppy drives already).
Down at the Amiga Format offices in Bath. PC disks are used quite a lot to import Amiga files into the Apple Macintosh desktop publishing system. This may seem hypocritical - after all. This magazine is forever praising the merits of the Amiga, so why don't we use Amigas to actually produce Amiga Format?
The simple answer is that Future Publishing (like practically all magazine and design companies and an increasing number of newspapers) uses a network of Apple Macs for laying out pages and printing them to film. It would waste a lot of Future's money and time to set up a separate Amiga desktop publishing system just for Amiga Format.
However, Amigas are used a lot for generating the words and graphics that make up the magazine - the raw material, as It were. Here's how we transfer all the stuff you see on the finished pages from Amiga to Mac.
First of all. We have to format the PC disks on the Apple Macintosh using a program called Apple File Exchange - if you don't format the PC disks on the Mac it won't be able to read or write to them properly.
After that comes the really tricky part - converting the files from an Amiga data format (such as IFF) into a form that the Macintosh can understand. Two main programs are used for this. The first is Ptomac (which stands for Protext To Mac) which is used to strip out hidden control codes in text files. You can't get this program commercially, but if you save your text files In ASCII from your word processing program, that should do the job.
The second program is Art Department Professional V2. Amiga Formats version has an extra saver module, which can save 24-bit graphic images in Mac Piet format. You don’t get this with ADPro as standard - you have to get it from ASDG in America.
Although some Macintosh programs apparently load and save Amiga files, in Amiga Formats experience you get a better success rate if you convert with the Amiga.
Finally, we just copy the relevant converted file on to the PC disk, and read it on the Mac. It sounds quite complicated, but it all works surprisingly well and shows how you can integrate the Amiga into a busy office environment.
3 Select Information from the Icons menu with the right mouse button. The above screen should appear. The arrow points to the bit you have to change - as set it will redirect printer output to a file called CMD File in the RAM disk. If you change that to PCO: then the Amiga will expect a PC disk to be available when a file is printed.
4 Once you have decided where you want your output to go, dick on Save, and then doubleclick on the CMD icon to set it running. Then insert the disk you want and start the program running - I'm using Dpalnt in this example, but it doesn't matter. DON’T RESET - if you do. Your Amiga will forget everything you've done so far.
5 Got the program running? Right insert a blank formatted PC disk, and then select Print from the program. After a long time, your computer will have printed the relevant file to the PC disk. Finally, take the disk to a PC and copy it straight to the printer. Use something like COPY A:CMD FILE TO PRT: and your Amiga artwork should get printed out without any problems.
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I l_ _________ MUSIC-X In part two of our Music-X project, Maff Evans introduces you to base level control sequences and gets you started with a basic tune structure.
STARTING OFF THE TUNE CREATING AND EDITING DRUM PATTERNS Set up your MIDI equipment as specified last month and load the file containing the drum tracks you recorded. You need to round off the lengths of the patterns otherwise the timing will go to pot when you try to play them. Click on the Kick and Snare sequence and then on Edit to enter the edit window.
5 Click on a snare beat near the end of the second bar and press right Amiga and D to delete it. Repeat this for other tail- end snare and kick beats. Add kick and snare notes by dragging the mouse up and down to find sounds. Put some manic beats near the last beat of the second bar (dick Play to hear the pattern). Add and delete notes until the fill sounds right 2 Select Event from the Edit menu to go to the Event List. Adjust the pattern length to two bars, by making the number in the Time column next to End 0003.01.000. If there are more notes, type in new times so they end before the
third bar. 0002.04.119 pulls them inside the marker. Select Exit from the File menu and Store. Repeat for hi-hat patterns.
6 To make it sound less mechanical dick on a snare beat earlier in the bar and note the AVL slider value. Click on Unmark, and on Select Drag a box around the snare hits you added. In Flatten Velocity (Modules menu), set initial and end values to the AVL you noted. Set the random factor to 30. Make sure Marked Events is selected, dick on OK. Exit and Store.
3 To create some fills you must first copy the basic drum pattern.
Highlight the Kick and Snare pattern in the list and select Copy Sequence... from the Option menu.
When the window appears, select the sequence under the hi-hats and click OK to copy it. To prevent confusion call it Fill 1. Now click on Edit and select Bar from the Edit menu.
7 Choose Copy Sequence from the Option menu to make a copy of the fill in the next position on the list (it should be 005). Call it Intro Fill. Copy it into sequence 006.
Call the new copy Kicks. Oidc on Intro Fill in the list and on Edit With Select active, draw a box around the early snare beats (leave the fill snare beats at the end alone). Use right Amiga D to delete them. Exit and Store.
4 Choose Bar from the Edit menu. Select channel 10 from the MIDI channel block at the bottom of the screen and choose Add- Notes from the panel.
Bring up the Grid and choose 16th notes (value 04B) or eighth notes (value 096) depending on how manic you want the fill to be (16ths are shorter and provide percussion bursts). Click on OK to return to the editor.
8 Choose the Kicks sequence
(006) in the list and click on Edit.
Repeat the process you used to get rid of the snare beats on the Intro Fill, but this time draw a box around all of the snare beats.
Use the right Amiga key and D to delete these. Again, select Exit and Store. Now you have your basic rhythm patterns.
USING PATTERNS TO FORM A DRUM TRACK Now that the drum patterns are sorted, you can chain them together to play a rhythm track.
1 Select a suitable bass sound on your synth and assign it to a channel in the multi-timbral setup (using any channel apart from 10). Click on all the green zeros down the right of the sequence list until they read Off, (leaving just the metronome sequence). This will stop them playing as you record your bass pattern.
Select the next free sequence in the list and get ready to play.
2 Rehearse a short bass line and when you are happy with it click on Record. When the Record window appears, either click on Go or play a key on the keyboard to start the metronome.
After a two-bar (eight beat) count-in. Play in a short bass line (just a couple of bars will do. Since it will be looped later). Then click on Store and name the sequence Bass.
TvtM Click on Edit and call up the Event page from the Edit menu. Scroll down the list until you get to the End statement. Again, enter a number so that this is on the first beat of the bar after the bass notes. So. If your last bass note is something like
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on Edit. Choose Bar from the Edit menu and make sure the Grid
is set to Whole Notes and Add Play Sequence is selected. Add a
sequence at bar 009, make it sequence 8 and stretch it out to
the end marker (the yellow line). Click on play to hear the
intro of your first tune.
Select Exit and Store and save the Performance with the name First Song.
SAVING A PERFORMANCE To save a performance, select Save Performance from the File menu in the Sequencer page. A window appears asking what kind of data you want to save. If you are using MIDI, all you need to have selected (highlighted in blue) is Sequences, Filter Settings, and Time Parameters. If you are using samples, make sure that Sequence Data, Time Parameters and Sample Data are selected. Hit OK to save. When all disk activity has finished, insert a blank disk into the internal drive and click on the DF0 button. If you are using an external or hard drive, click on the appropriate
button. Enter a name and click on OK.
Save Performance W Sequences Libraries 9 f i Tier Set Iings 2 Move the pointer near to the left of the window and dick the mouse button. A one-bar sequence should appear in black.
Hit the Up Cursor key a few times until the sequence turns into sequence 3 (the hi-hat pattern). If you miss, just use Cursor Down to step down the number. Because the Repeat was switched on in the drum pattern you can stretch the pattern out to loop it. Just hold down Shift and press cursor right 15 times to make the pattern play for 16 bars.
4 Place a further sequence after that make it »2 and stretch it out another five bars. Add yet another after this, make it »4 and stretch it out by one bar. Click and drag the vertical yellow line (the end marker) until the end of the sequences. Click on Play to hear the drum pattern. Select Exit and Store and call the sequence Intro. Now you have a rhythm intro.
3 Move the mouse pointer to bar 005 and click to add another sequence (the previous one will turn pink). Use the Cursor Up key to make this sequence *6, then hold down the Shift key and hit cursor right once to make it two bars long. Add another, make it sequence 5 then stretch it out one bar using Shift and right cursor.
1 Select the next free sequence in the list (it should be
007) and click on Edit. Call up the grid window and set both
values to whole notes (this is the oval shape on the far
left).
Click on Add and then choose Play Sequence. Click on Zoom- a few times until you can see about 16 bars of space, otherwise the bars will be too big to keep track of.
To save a performance, you must first tell Music-X what kind of data to put in the file.
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Basic tutorials were so popular, and so many of you asked for
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Everyone wants to program the- Amiga, but not everyone knows the best way to go about it. Do you spend a small fortune on a professional ('. Compiler and a ton of reference books, or do you trawl the Public Domain libraries for a rough and ready system with negligible documentation and not enough information to code a program with even simple graphics?
Perhaps the l est way to start Amiga coding is to begin with a totally integrated development system, such as Blitz Basic 2.
Blitz combines ease of use with incredible speed and power. It comes with its own editor to enter and run your programs, and the language If you want tha Blitz Basic Coverdisk from Issue 52 turn to page 148 and order your back issue now I To find out how to get the full Blitz Basic 2 package at a special AF discount price of £49.95 turn to page 153.
Itself is easily good enough to write anything from a commercial arcade game to a professional application program.
But what is Blitz Basic? .As you might have guessed. Blitz is a version of the Basic programming language for the Amiga. Blitz works on any model of Amiga, and it doesn't require a hard drive. Programs can be typed or loaded into the editor (TF.D). and then compiled, debugged and executed using the pull-down menu options.
Blitz programs are compiled before use. Which means the entire program is converted into machine code. This is what gives Blitz its immense speed - other languages may be interpreted line- by-line as the program is running, but Blitz converts everything at the beginning.
Because Blitz is based on the Basic language (it stands for Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code), all of the commands make at least some sense in English.
To put text on the screen you use the Print command, to jump to another piece of code you use Goto. Hardly taxing on the old memory cells.
Blitz includes some extra commands specifically for making the most of the Amiga's hardware, so it's ideal for writing programs which feature heavy doses of graphics or sound. Hardware screen scrolling, multi-coloured sprites and blitter objects, sound samples, joystick control - with a bit of effort, anyone can write a game witli Blitz.
But why should you use Blitz when there arc lots of other programming languages out there? If you are considering programming, you should ask yourself some questions about your chosen programming language: ¦ Is it last enough to run arcade games?
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One of the beauties of Blitz Basic is that it answers Yes to all of these questions. Another advantage is BLITZ CODING Blitz adds some rather new programming techniques to Sask. And rest assured we'll be taking a good look at them over the coming months. If you ever do any C programming, you'll come across the concept of data types and structures. For example, we could define a new datatype 'computertype' to be: NetrrrPS .Coaputerrype names processor priceEnd NEWTYPE We can then assign each part of a variable separately, like this:
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IT'S A BUM DEAL Add Software want to take care of their registered users, and to this end produce a semi- regular newsletter. The latest version of the Blip User Magazine (tastefully named BUM) is a twin- disk collection of goodies that every Blitz user, and especially A1200 owners, will want to get their hands on.
Elite Basic Scuicc Cede For this version only the newsletter is supplied solely in floppy disk format, but the next edition (BUM7) will return to the slightly more readable paper variety. Some of the highlights buried away on the disks indude: an updated TED which copes perfectly with AGA screen modes, a 3D object editor (a new 3D library is promised soon), an extremely useful Intuition gadget creation program, some pretty heavy AGA screenmode control routines (as used In Sk tfMarks no less), some CD32-spedfic joypad reading programs, plenty of submissions from dedicated users and, to round
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All existing registered Blitz users should be hearing about this newsletter in the near future, but if you want more details on Blitz Bask and the SUM newsletters you should contact the following Add Software UK address: Add Software Distribution Centre, Unit IS GuildHall Industrial Estate Kirk Sand I* Doncaster DN3 1QR Tel: 0302 890000 that instead of remaining totally faithful to the rather old and sometimes criticised Basic language. Blitz has added a sprinkling of rather advanced features. Most modern implementations do away with line numbers, but Blitz goes one step further and allows
special labels to be defined which appear in a separate column on the editor screen, which makes it incredibly easy to find your way around larger programs.
Blitz Basic also provides support for procedures (separate 'blocks' of code to add modularity to programs) and it adds variable typing. It’s possible to package together variables in Blitz to construct new datatypes (nothing to do with Workbench 3's datatypes).
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Linked lists are also supported, and although they require a rather techie programming technique, they offer advanced programmers the option of writing programs which would previously only have been possible in C The windows and menus offered by the Amiga's Intuition system are fully supported by Blitz which means you can write programs that look and feel like proper Amiga applications.
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normal walk cycle but they are out of sync with each other by half a cycle. This produces a centipede-like walk. To achieve the more complex animal-like movement, the cycles would need to be edited at the same time to get the correct timing.
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MOVING OBJECTS OFTEN express much of their character through their style of motion or bods language. Usually this is the relative motion of an object, such as the way in which our body Ilexes as we walk, or the order of movement of a horse s legs as it canters or gallops, the different motions of branches or palm fronds in a breeze or hurricane.
These movements can convey as much about the underlving nature of an object as any amount of careful modelling and texture mapping. You know from previous tutorials that absolute motion along a path is quite easy to create in Imagine once you have the knack, but relative motions like the walk cycle would be stunningly difficult to create using these methods. The Cycle Editor is designed for just this sort of task.
The basic principle of the Cycle Editor is to provide simple stick figure versions of the objects that vou want to animate. The parts or segments that fit together to make up objects are assigned to the appropriate sticks, and within the Editor it is these slicks that are twisted and pivoted to create the motions that will later be transferred to the actual objects.
For most objects this technique is perfectly adequate, but some complex structures need very precise alignment of the segments relative to each other during die cycle. This is best achieved in the Detail Editor so several cycle editing tools are provided there as well.
TUTORIAL The most obvious use of any Cycle Editor is the normal walk cycle of humans or animals. To illustrate this I have chosen to animate a rough version of the walking trunk or treasure chest from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. It is coincidence that the bizarre nature of this creature's walk cycle disguises the inadequacy of my animation technique!
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Delail Editor. Each leg of the creature is made up of just
three segments: the upper leg. The lower leg. And the foot. To
keep things easy, the two leg bits are the same limb object
resized, but the foot is modelled separately.
Continued overleaf * In order to create the leg object we'll use Functions Add Primitive Sphere keeping the default parameters. Use Drag Points to treble the height of the sphere into a capsule shape, then scale the X and Y axes to produce the elongated egg shape shown in Figure Two.
2 To ensure that all objects move according to their assigned motion characteristics, the segments must be made in the Object F.ditor with their axes set up in a particular way. Use the Shift key with Scale, Move and Rotate to position the Axis origin near die bottom of the limb, and the Z Axis pointing back up the limb with its end near the top.
The two ends of the Z Axis are the points by which each limb is joined to the others and around which they pivot. If you imagine that each rounded end is like a ball joint, the ends of the Z Axis should be at the centre of the balls. This makes the two parts overlap and pivot convincingly. Use Attributes to colour the limb. (1 used a slightly shiny pink shade.)
3 The foot is based on the same limb object, but it has been ROTated, ScaLed down along the Y Axis and then modelled using Mode DragPoints and Magnetism. Again it is convenient that the creature should have deformed feet, so you don't have to be too precise. Notice that the axis has been moved and rotated so that the Z Direction is along the length of the foot, and the Z End is rotated up into the ankle at the centre of the imagined ball joint.
Tr66L 3Nnf The left and tight feet can be produced by making one, and then duplicating it with Object Copy and Paste, and then flipping the copy with Object Transformation Scale using X=
- 1, Y=l, and Z=l.
For the final scene you will also need a simple rectangular object. 1 used a wood Texture but if you want your object to look more like the Discworld character you may want to model your own complete treasure chest with domed lid.
Wooden boards, brass bits, locks, hinges and rivets.
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The quad-view layout is much like the Detail or Stage Editors until you examine the menus which have a whole new set of commands, some of which are described here.
In the Cycle Editor, drag a diamond-shaped link from die origin point at die centre of the Top View. Each segment of an animated object is replaced by one of these sucks or links that represents the Z Axis of that segment. As a guide, one side of the diamond has a small mark to distinguish it.
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links. In terms of an object hierarchy, these are children of
the first link. Using a hierarchv enables an animator to move
linked objects easily. For example, rotating an elbow moves the
forearm, wrist, hand, and fingers with it instead of the
animator having to move each pan separately. Similarly,
rotating a wrist will only move the hand and fingers, while
bending a finger only moves that finger.
6 So far what you have created are Null Links which have no objects assigned to them. They are just there to aid with manipulating the limbs and will not be visible when you render. Now we need to get walking! Add more links, in the form shown, to each of the child links. Use all three of the views to get the correct orientations and matching sizes. You may need to delete mistakes, or undo actions, or even start a new object. Notice that you start in Add Mode (shown on the menu bar feedback). Delete and Move Modes are available on the Mode menu. At this stage try to avoid using Pivot or Twist
and do not use Assign.
Save the object as IegsAtRest.
" j" L_ 7 The previous pose was the at-rcsi position and defines the size and position of the limbs.
From now on you should not use the Move Mode because this changes the relative size of the segment moved (only one end of the Z Axis is moved so it is stretched.) Using only Pivot and Twist Modes change the pose to the one shown.
The pose is based on the positions of my arms, as if crawling on all fours, in mid-stride. Try the pose yourself - it helps! Notice that the fool moving forward is drooping in the Right View and in the Front View the whole object has been tilted.
Now pivot the lower leg and foot upright again.
8This walk cycle is going to operate over 16 cells or frames. You don't have to set up new poses for every frame, though, because the Cycle Editor lets you position Key Frames. We shall make Keys at the extremes of the cycle.
Use Cell GoTo and type 4 to move to cell 4.
The previous Key Pose (cell 0) is copied across.
Pivot and Twist the links to match the pose in my screen shot. Notice that the Null Links are horizontal again, that the leading foot is fiat and that the trailing foot is just lifting for the push forward. Use Cell MakeKey to make this a Key Cell (note the * next to the cell number on the menu bar denoting a Key Oil). Save.
9 Use Cell GoTo and type 8 to move to cell 8.
We are now half way through the cycle so the pose should be a mirror image of that in cell 0.
Notice that (as in the previous illustration) there is a pale grey onion skin image of the previous pose.
This is to help wilh matching poses. In this case GoTo the first pose then GoTo cell 8. Creating a Cell GoTo cell 12. Once again this pose M should be a mirror image, this time of that in tell 4. And again lo help with matching poses GoTo cell 4 (hen GoTo cell 12. Pivot and Twist to reflect cell 4. If you gel into a mess, notice the position of the mark in each diamond link in the tutorial illustration. Use Cell MakeKev to make this a Kev Cell. Save.
'['lie last Kev Frame is sli litlv more m complicated to describe, though easier to set up. The first and last frames are always Key Frames. II the last frame was the same as the first there would he a pause in the cycle. The easiest way to overcome this is to add an extra frame and then delete it afterwards.
GoTo one frame beyond the number you require, in this case to frame lb. Use Cell Copy From and choose frame 0. Use C.cll Ptev to go to cell l.r . make it a Kev Frame, (io to cell lb and use Cell Remove. Now the last frame is cell 15 giving a cycle of 16 frames (0-15). Save. II you want to see what the cycle looks like, adjust the Perspective View for a good viewing angle and use Animate Make then Play Loop. If you see any obvious errors tty using the Step control to see w hich frame is at fault and go back to adjust it.
The next step is to set up a full scene in I ¦¦ the Stage Editor. As the original trunk had 12 or 14 pairs of legs this might seem an almost impossible task, but in Imagine things are rarely as bad as you think. For the insect-like walk ol this trunk creature, you can place as many pairs of legs as you like, and alter their wnlk cycle with the Action Editor.
Lit the Stage Editor. Object Load a pair ol legs and move them slightlv along their axis of movement. Object load a second and third pair, moving them to match those shown in this illustration. Object Load the trunk object you made (preferably sized correctly in advance in the Detail Editor). Object Load a ground for them to walk on (I have used a large sphere for effect).
Project Save ( hanges.
M Obviously all pairs of legs are in the same I Pposition in the cycle - not very practical!
Dove to the Action Editor. Change the Highest rame number to a reasonable amount - in this ase 80 frames. Click on the first l egs Object ictor timeline (reddish colour blob) and the Jbject File Info requester will appear. Make the .nd Frame equal your total number of frames.
Then make the Number Of Cycles To Perform equal the number you require. (In this case three). This number does not have to exactly divide into the number of frames to make a looping animation. Imagine adjusts the objects and cycles to match your request. Easy!)
The Initial Cycle Phase can Ik- set to suit the leg synchronisation that you want. In this example I have left the front and back pairs the same and the middle pair 0.5 (half a cycle) out of sync. If you have five pairs of legs you could have alternate pairs set to 0.5 or the first at 0.0. the second at 0.2, the third at 0.4, the fourth at 0.6 and the fifth at
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When you return to frame one in the ¦ w1 Stage Editor (after saving changes), the legs will be adjusted accordingly. If you adjust the camera for a good view and add lights (make sure they have a full timeline in Action), you can tty a trial animation - Animation Make. If that is good try a full render. Mine look OK, but the movement of the joints looks rather mechanical because the flesh does not Ilex. The only way to do this is to use the morphing technique described in A -'57.
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It’s a similar process to the one described last month, and the only confusing element is that the ProVector program uses the term 'plot' for print.
ProVector has a system of drivers to control the form and destination of an output file, so if you select the ILBM driver, as we did last month, an IFF file is directed to a destination specified with a file requester. If you select the PostScript or Preferences driver, the picture is interpreted for printing and sent to the printer port.
USING A POSTSCRIPT PRINTER But how does ProVector know which printer port you are using? That's simple: it uses the printer set-up you have specified under your preferences. If you don't know how to do this, refer to your .Amiga Workbench manual, or see the Workbench tutorial in Issue 59 of Amiga Format.
.Assuming that your preferences are all set and ready to go, this is how we print in ProVector.
1 Open the picture you wish to print. I'm using the car picture we created in AF38.
2Select either Full Plot or Partial Plot from the Project menu. Full Plot prints out the whole pic- HEWLETT PACKARD OWNERS - Take note! Users of printers, or plotters which use Hewlett Packards' printer language will find that ProVector 3 (available shortly) has an HPGL driver. This was omitted from the ProVector Coverdisk for reasons of space, and because such printers are very uncommon for the Amiga.
Lure, including the parts of the page area that you haven’t used to draw on. Partial Plot only prints what is visible 011 screen. You can use the magnifying tool to zoom in on the bit you want, and use Partial Plot to exclude the rest of the picture.
3 When the Driver window appears, select the printer you require. Preferences is OK for most users. If you have a PostScript printer refer to the box below. Selecting ll.BM outputs an IFF file expidiii) now iu pimi uui your ProVector drawings.
_ par: If you select the PostScript option, you'll be faced with the above screen. Here's what to do.
Ipar: Ser: and File: These gadgets control the destination of the PostScript output. You can direct it to a PostScript printer connected to either the parallel or serial ports, or just write the PostScript file to disk.
2 Patterns: With this option selected, the structured fill patterns are converted to PostScript information and printed. This takes a lot of time and memory, so don't use it for printing out rough page proofs, unless you've got a lot of time to waste.
4A window will appear where you can make some choices about your print-out. These include: B&W: II your printer is a mono device, this will be highlighted.
Colour: 11 your printer is mono, this will be greved out. If you have a colour printer you can choose either a colour or mono print-out.
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Patterns: If this gadget is selected, the structured pattern fills you have used in your drawing will be rendered by the printer. This can take an awful lot of lime and memory, so make sure that it’s not selected if you only want 10 print rough page proofs.
Advance: When this gadget is selected, your printer will form feed a page after completing the print-out. Some printers do this automatically 5 Clicking on OK starts the print-out. And assuming you’ve selected all the correct settings, you should get an excellent hard copy of your drawing of the car. O I Patterns Q| ; ; s- Al Rotate 98 3 EPS: When this is selected, the file is written as an Encapsulated PostScript File, and may be imported into many DTP or word publishing programs. Such as Final Writer. If the gadget is not selected, ProVector writes files in the DR2D format used by
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THE WORLD SERVICE This month, Richard Baguley investigates the Internet, the biggest network in the world.
If you thought that the amateur networks we covered in last month's comms pages looked big and confusing, then this month, I’ve got something that is really going to blow your socks off - the Internet, the biggest network in the world.
In fact, the Internet is so big that nobody really knows how big it is. At the last count, there were in the region of 2,200,000 computers connected to the system, and each of these could have several hundred users.
The Internet began life in the late Sixties as a military network called ARPAnet, but the United States Defence Department handed the entire thing over to a number of American universities in the early Seventies.
Since then, the network has grown and spread across the world to include companies, television stations and magazines. Most of the computers (which are also called sites) on the network are connected together by leased telephone lines, so all that you need to do is to call one site and you can then connect to all of the others.
But *h« Interact is not just about computers.
In fact it's a treasure chest of useful (and not so useful) information where you can find out almost anything about virtually everything. Once you're linked in to the Internet, you can access any other computer that allows public access on the network whether it's just down the road or on the other side of the world.
The only bill you have to pay to access machines all over the world is the phone bill to connect your machine into the Internet, which could just be a local call away.
You can not only get hold of files, but you can also get take part in discussions on a huge range of subjects. This section of the Internet is called Usenet, and it's divided up into around 9,000 new'sgroups (similar to Fidonet Echoes) on subjects as diverse as human sexuality and surfing.
There are several dedicated Amiga newsgroups, on the Internet, and it’s not unusual to see impor- There is absolutely no way I could bring you a comprehensive list of all of the Internet sites which hold useful or interesting files, but here are a few that you might find worth investigating. All of them accept an anonymous File Transfer Program (FTP), so you can log on to them and download files by using the name Anonymous and sending your address as a password.
WHERE ARE THE INTERESTING FILES?
Ftp.ooc.ic.ac.uk This site is one of many which are part of a network known as Am met which holds software for the Amiga. There are many hundreds of megabytes of files for the Amiga user, ranging from utility programs to files which tell you how to build your own SCSI interface.
EXPLORER.ARC.NASA.GOV This site holds a profusion of scanned photographs from various NASA missions in both GIF and JPEG format. It also holds several hundred text files on spacey subjects such as forthcoming missions, current status of deep-space craft and many other subjects.
HANDICAP.SHEL.ISC-BR.COM A wide selection of files on various aspects of disabilities, ranging from Autism to Work And The Handicapped.
FTP.SPIES.COM There are all manner of peculiar things here, including information on how to build your own UFO. The truth(?) About the alien cover-up conspiracy and a collection of Whitehouse press releases.
Tan I developers and Commodore employees popping up every now and then.
As with Fidonet, you can sei up your own mail address and use this for sending and receiving messages from anybody else who has .111 Inlernel address. This not only covers several million fellow Amiga users, but many companies (such as Solt- Logik and AS DC*) have Internet addresses, so von can obtain technical support from them.
The fact that 1 hr Internet is sn big c an make il difficult to find votir wav around and it can be a lime-consuming business finding the subject you're interested in. Fortunalelv. There are ways and means of getting round this, the most important of which is Archie. Archie is a very nice program which does all of the searching for you.
To use Archie son just have lo rail it up (the UK Archie server is at ARCHIE.DOC.IC.l'K.AC). supply certain keywords (such as Amiga. Dante or Bondage) and Archie will search through the c omprehensive lists it holds for all file names containing these key words. Arrhie will then tell you where the programs are held, and some versions will even get the program lor you.
You don't have to he connected while this is going on. So you can call Archie, set it scare hiitg and call hack later. You can even ask Archie to do a search by sending a message to it. O GET NETTED Getting connected to the Internet is not unfortunately. As simple as calling a Bulletin Board.
Some on-line services (such as CiX. 081-390
8446) allow you limited Internet access, but If you want to get
really involved with the Internet you'll need to see about
setting up your own site and find out about getting your
own Internet address.
Companies such as Demon Internet Services (081-349 0063) can set up an Internet address for you and supply you with all of the requisite software. This software is not particularly elegant or easy to use but it does the job.
Demon charge £12.50 to set up the address and £10 a month for unlimited access, so you can stay on line for as long as your telephone bill will stand.
If you are a student at a university or a polytechnic you probably already have access to the Internet because most educational establishments are linked to it Check all the details with your network supervisor, but you should be able to get hold of files, copy them on to PC disks and then read them on your Amiga using CrossDos, which is covered in this month's Workbench tutorial on page 160.
GETTING HOLD OF USENET MESSAGES A major part of the Internet is Usenet, which contains many thousands of newsgroups on subjects ranging from Amigas to Zoology. Here are a few of the more useful and. Erm. Interesting ones.
COMP. SYS. AMIGA ?
The Amiga newsgroups are among the most popular on Usenet and you'll find prominent Amiga people such as Emplant developer Jim Drew or PD programmer Nico Francois getting involved in the discussions and arguments. There are several different newsgroups on different aspects of Amiga use such as COMP.SYS.AMIGA.HARDWARE. which is concerned with, surprise, surprise. Amiga hardware There are also various other newsgroups dedicated to the Amiga such as COMP.SYS.AMIGA.GAMES. and COMP.SYS.AMIGA.MULTIMEDIA. Tin Hews Reader I ED IB fue. 26 Rpr 1994 14:18:37 conp.sys.ancga.(d32 Thread 3 of IB Lines 38
IMTm»TT»Mrt,'TTTJpiMmrTJD No responses ip8indic.se Jonas Petersson at Indie Conputerised Rir Quality Surveillance
o you wish you could save nore ganes in Labyrinth without using
up all your precious non volatile RAM? If you have Liberation
as well, this is how you can do it:
1) Start Liberation and save a gatie to the Ran.Reset disk.
2) When you renove your Liberation disk the CD-32 will reboot
fron the recoverable Ran_Reset disk and display sone
infornation.
Do N0T_ press the red button!
3) Insert your Labyrinth CD and press the reset button on the top
of the CD-32.
4) In Labyrinth. 90 to the save toad nenu and notice that the
option to save to disk is now enabled! You will see the device
nane RRD: (for Recoverable RanDisk) at the botton.
Teat isn't it? This disk will survive until you power your CO-32 off unless you do sonething disastrous (or press the red button at the vrong tine). If you have for instance the IDS Ganes CD you can also ave adventure setups etc to this disk (and explore how Labyrinth and iberation actually store their saved ganes...). n =set current to n. THB=next unread, search pattern. *K)iIl setect,
a) uthor search, B)ody search. C)atcbwp, f)ollowup, K=nark read.
I=pipe, n ail, o=print, q)uit, r)eply nail, slave, t)ag, w=post Looking toe hints or tips for CD” games? Check out REC.G AMES. VIDEO.CD32 or COMP.SYS.AMIGA.CD32. REC.GAMES.VIDEO.CD32 This is one of the newer newsgroups, and it's dedicated to the CD32. A wide range of subjects are covered, including new releases, charts, reviews and tips. There are also the usual arguments about CD32 versus 3D0 or Sony PS-X.
ALT.SWEDISH.CHEF.BORK.BORK.BORK Just to prove that not all the newsgroups are about computer-type things, this one is dedicated to talk about the Swedish chef, a character from the Muppet Show.
Tin Hews Reader_I ¥ pohr25 Rpr IW Thread-ToT lzZY2HJMVS.0RC.UCLR.EDU Leo" Sonza IezatUCLR Hicroconputer Support 0 1 Office In article 81HBKESF0KR68M7YURRIDER.BITHET , CMIKLINSKIRRIDER.BITNET writes: give ne info...please He ees ze best noopet oon ze Hoopet Shoo. He likes to poot ze chickies in ze pot und say, ‘Bork, Bork, Bork!" Und "Hurgie Furg!"
Bork, Bork, Bork!
Leo You can participate in meaningful discussions about life on Usenet or you can blather about The Muppet Show.
ALT.COWS.MOO.MOO.MOO For those of you who harbour a compulsive interest in our bovine chums, this newsgroup is dedicated totally to the subject of cows. Here you can hold discussions on all sorts of cow-related topics and find the answer to deep and meaningful questions such as 'If a Cow moos in a field and nobody hears it does it make a sound?'. The ethics of eating meat and wearing leather are also covered as well as the thrilling topic of cows versus sheep.
Tin News Reader_jaiB “ue, 26 Apr 1994 18:58147 alt.cows.noo.noo.woo Thread T"oT 4 II H No responses 57MUSICfl.NCGILL.Cfl McGill University I like cows! Cows are nice! Barney told ne so. He likes cows too!
Larnty thinks cows are veeeery special and that they deserve nore attention! Barney took us to Farner John's barn where there were nany cows! Barney also sang us a song about cows! He aaaaalllll sang along with our Purple friend, and so did Farner John! :-) Michael Hikie" Crawford As you can see the quality of the discussions about cows add a new dimension to the art of debating.
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Following in the footsteps of Damien Noonan and Marcus Dyson may not seem like a good idea: between them, they've taken AF to the giddy heights where a single issue can sell over 142,000 copies. That's more than Empire, What Car?, NME. The Face, and Time Out.
Overall, Amiga Format is the 68th biggest-selling title.
Okay, 68th may not sound that great, but the other 67 mags include TV listings mags like the Radio Times; all the women's weeklies; big fortnightlies like Smash Hits; and odd creatures like Viz. So AF holds its own against some pretty stiff competition - and it's still the biggest-selling computer title, ahead of Computer Shopper, PCW and all the games mags.
Hopefully, this illustrates just how big the Amiga market is. If we can sell 142,000 copies (and reach around 350,000 Amiga owners) every month, this market - despite what industry pundits may suggest - is still extremely healthy. While consoles (and console mags) come and go with alarming rapidity, the Amiga goes from strength to strength. The CD32 and A1200 are selling well, the A1200 CD drive is imminent and Commodore are well under way with their next-generation RISC machine.
Maybe taking over AF isn’t such a bad idea after all... LET'S GET SERIOUS My colleagues and I have noticed that there is a lack of support for Amiga users under the age of 18 and have therefore decided to set up a user group. It seems that people in the .Amiga world think that if you are under 18 you only use your machine for playing games.
Hie group is aimed at. And called, the Cnder 18 User Group.
We produce a newsletter and have a growing PD library with disks available free. We can offer general advice and help on subjects such as programming.
Membership costs £2 - we were reluctant to charge but it is the only way we can fund the features we offer. 1 stress that we are a non profit-making club which aims to help our members. To contact the Under 18 User Group, write to: Joe Locker. Under 18 User Group, 65 Mastcrton Road. Stamford, lines PF.9 1SN CANVASSING FOR A REPLY I have read that PG CD-ROMs and the CD*2 variety are formatted to the ISCMHiGO standard. Can you tell me if a PC! CD, in particular. Microsoft's National Art Gallery in their Home Range, would be in any way compatible with CD-*2?
I've asked Microsoft but they don’t know. Obviously compatibility Continued overleaf Cds become available, affordable cofrying devices won't be far behind. And don't be fooled into thinking there are degrees of piracy: it's illegal whether you knowingly get a disk of games off your mate or run a professional copying racket. It's wrong - don t even think about it.
DRIVE A HARD BARGAIN When our house was burgled I lost my A500. I was so upset about it that I couldn’t sleep for weeks 011 end!
But I used the insurance money to buy an A1200 Desktop Dynamite pack and I am now considering buying myself a hard drive. But my Dad says. No. They are a waste of money. Please could you tty to convince him?
Martin Sey mour. Ivorksop, Notts Dear Martin's Dad. Imagine you had a Ferrari with a fuel tank that earned about a gallon of petrol, so you had to stop and fill up every five minutes. You'd want to buy a bigger tank wouldn't you?
Now stop being a tightwad and let np with the readies, Seymour senior.
E tiers New editor Steve Jarratt dips into the bulging Amiga Format postbag, and disappears into the back room with Marcus Dyson's old paper knife. Send your letters to: Letters To The Editor, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
RIGHT-PROTECTED DISCS Ii is probably inie that CD software can Ik- copied from either CI) to CD.
Or CD to floppy disk but what people fail to realise is that most of the pirates in the world are vour average people who get copies off friends.
These people are able to copy software because of the existence of writable materials such as floppy disks and copying programs. But unlike floppy disks, blank Cds are not available in your general computer shop, and your average person is not likely to be able to afford the hi-tech equipment necessary for copying.
If they want them, people will be able to get hold of copies but the average person isn’t going to be able to do the copying.
Why can’t people show a bit more optimism in new formats, such as the CD®*? One reason that the A1200 sold so well was that it had a floppy drive. I hope you will print this to show potential Amiga owners that there is nothing to be scared of as far as new computer ideas go.
Michael Newsham, Ipswich, Suffolk Don't uiidrmtimatr the power of the pirates: people (Inin V think you d he able to cafry cartndgrs, hut any Super Sintendo or Mega Drive owner can buy a unit from Hong Kong that dumps cart data on to 3. 5-inch floppies. I've no doubt that as soon as cheap rewnteahle Got a picture you're proud of7 Send It in, see it in print and win an Amiga Format binderI Since the letters section 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.
If you need your artwork printed out give Max Graphics a call on 0222 522332, or write to them at 168 North Rd, Cardiff. CF4 3BJ.
They offer a full range of Amiga output services, including their Colossal Colour system which can print images right up to poster size.
THE BITS ON THE SIDE.
I have had my Amiga for a little over six months and have bought only seven Amiga-related magazines. I'm going to tear up the next one which tells me how to get the GB map working; how to copy disks or how to turn on my oven. I just ain't payin' £4 for what's in the Amiga manual.
The one thing that prompts me to buy a mag is the Coverdisk.
Make yourselves some extra money - reduce the mag to adverts and give it away with your Coverdisks.
Make your mag real; make me want to buy it.
Mark Tevendale, Kettering, North ants OK, so you want better Coverdisks - and a magazine with a high reality quotient. I don't suppose you could be a little more specific?
I agree with putting age ratings on computer software. However.
I disagree with the banning oi scenes of sexual intercourse; violence; blood and guts; and the use of expletives in games. Doing so deprives the discerning adult software buyer of freedom of choice.
Why should people be prevented from seeing what they want on computer games because of the hang-ups of some crusty old, narrow-minded censor? Wouldn't It be better to put a clear warning on the box so that anyone who might be offended won't buy that particular piece of software? Or so that you couldn't buy Swedish Nymphos Who Use The Eff Word for your granny thinking it was a cartoony platformer?
Michael Norton, Ouisborough, Cleveland There's a world of difference between printing a warning label on a box and actually omitting gratuitous scenes of sex and violence.
Let's face It any kid with an older brother can get hold of horrific or pornographic videos - and 'games' with their interactive element have a far greater potential to disturb (anyone who's played something like Hired Guns can vouch for that).
So what do you do? Ratings don't stop people from getting hold of it; clamping down just sends the hard stuff 'underground' and makes it all the more appealing As computer games approach broadcast quality, the regulation of computer games is going to become an increasingly contentious topic.
I have just read Issue 58 of your excellent magazine. What a bunch of nerds, dweeks, and, my word, nonks we Amiga buffs must be. Judging by the discreet (Not!) Messages of subversion in the small ads.
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE Sorry, but I can't continue with my subscription to your magazine - it's just too good. This may seem strange but let me elaborate: subscribers get an extra disk with additional software and a newsletter free in addition to the disks normally provided with the magazine.
Since my time is taken up with a job, part-time study, working on a fanzine and preparing for the arrival of a baby, I simply don't have time to cope with all the goodies provided by AF. Regrettable but true. How's that for a problem?
Robert Connolly, Oldham. Lana Easily solved: you need to subscribe to one of the lesser Amiga magazines (God knows there are enough of 'em) which should effectively reduce the amount you have to deal with each issue... Hey, just kidding! Nonsubscribers please take note - and then turn to page 148.
P180; Massive muscles in eight weeks. (We're puny.)
P182; How to get by on £1,000 a day. (We're poor!)
P171: How to make it with girls.
(We're inadequate.)
How can such an amazing magazine allow such appalling ads to slide beneath its hallowed sheets? It wouldn't be so bad if they were for real - I mean they didn't work for me!
Howard Hughes (XJ220-driving, Arnie lookalike. With access to more skirt than I can handle), Wales Every day you're subjected to TV ads that assume you're stupid, dirty, have bad skin, smell, have no dress sense, are very old, unable to manage your own finances or even of the opposite sex. And no-one complains... I think your mag is great and I should know because I've been buying computer titles for around 12 years ever since I bought my ZX81. Can you tell me if I will be able to use my A600 as a keyboard and external drive for a CD32? Also, will a CD32 with an FMV card included be released
in the near future, at a lower price than both cost now?
M Pearson, Lye nr Stourbridge No, I'm afraid you can't use your A600 as a slave keyboard drive for the CD32. If you think about it.
There's no way of reading the keyboard - without doing some heavy-duty rewiring. And as regards a CD321 FMV bundle, Commodore haven't announced anything. .. yet.
From a PC lo an Amiga isn't as much of a problem as compatibility the other way around.
Kevin Hoives. Ixmdon Most ('J)-ROMS are produced lo a standard, such as the one you mention. Il is correct Ilial Amiga Cl) drives can read the data from a I'C CD-ROM, but il can 'I actually do anything willi il - unless your machine is running a PC emulator, of course. It's nol the disk that’s different; but the programs contained Iherein.
REAL GRIPES BROADCAST I have recently bought a CDS2 and have some comments that may be of interest to other readers of your fine publication.
I assume that Commodore decided from the outset that the CD® was going to be a games console first and foremost. Phis would explain why they neglected to fit it with full RGB output.
But there must be some people who, like me, own a monitor and have become accustomed to the luxury of an RGB display from their Amigas. Does the Microbotics SX1 module lhat supposedly allows you to transform a CD1- into a fully Hedged A1200 support an RGB output?
Finally, can someone please explain whv the C ID*® plays my music Cds better than niv three-vear-old ‘audiophile’ CD player does? It has a more detailed sound, avoids the harshness that plagues many a CD player both old and new and is able to keep all of this information under control so lhat you are able to place any instrument easily within the sounds tage.
The only downside is the slightly increased background noise at very high volume levels and the mechanical noise from the mechanism itself. Could it be that technology has improved so considerably in three years?
I wonder how the CD*® would compare with a new machine in a similar price range today? Lastly, what is the technical specification of the C.D32?
Steiv Ward, Norwich. Norfolk Good news: Microbotics' SXI (noio being produced by ParaVision) will indeed have an RGB output far connection lo a monitor. And. As well as the normal array of parallel and serial ports, il also boasts a built-in real-time cloek. A 72-pin 32-bit SIMM socket, and an an internal
2. 5-inch !l)E hard drive interface with space for an internal
drive.
The CD12 has a surprisingly good disc mechanism. (manufactured by either Sony or NEC) and supports full 16-bit 8x oversampling, which makes it a pretty hi- spec audio CD player. And. Let's face it.
Three years is a long lime in the electronics business. You nolire an increase in noise from Ihe mechanism ilselj because Ihe plastic casing does very little lo dampen the noise from Ihe dnve.
The Technical specification for CJ ~ is: CD Drive: 300K sec.
CPU: 32-bit 68EC020 @ 14 Mhz.
Memory: 2Mb.
Operating system: Kickstart 3.1 on ROM.
Graphics: AGA chipset. Akiko chunky-to- bitplane graphics conversion chip.
Colour: Up lo 262.144 colours on screen.
Screen resolution: 320x256 to 1,280x512 Sound: Stereo four channel. 8-bit.
Audio: 16-bit. 8x oversampling.
FMV: MPEG, option based on the C-Cube chip.
OVERPRICED ARID OVER HERE How can I get hold of a copy of the Amiga Format Coverdisk that had Imagine 2.0 on it? The program costs a fortune in Sweden.
Christer llansson, Sweden Worth £269 53a w mm The finest f coverdisk : , tluBrndbtn 91% - program ever! I Get an Imagine Coverdisk by ordering a back issue. But hurry, they're selling fast.
Simplicity itself: merely lip nonchalantly over to page 148, where you’ll find our elegantly-designed back issues offer.
Merely fill in the requisite form, stating that you wish to purchase Issue 53, and enclose payment to the order of £5.
AND... OVER THERE AND OVER ANXIOUS I live in America and 1 would like to thank all of the European consumers for helping to keep Commodore and the Amiga on its feet. Hopefully this will continue.
Since I owe so much to Commodore and the Amiga I cannot just sit idle while I watch the company distance itself from the US market. Just because the management team in the US doesn't know how to market its product.
There is no reason why I. and the other thousands of State-side .Amiga users cannot write and bring about a change in the way Commodore Business Machines are doing things.
I know that CBM is a large corporation but I don't think that anything in the world is stronger than the American will to get things done - if we want something to happen, we make it happen.
I am setting up a group of
• Amiga owners, worldwide, who arc unhappy with the way CBM has
done things over the past few years.
Andre Rcavis 14126 Cordary no. 43 Hawthorne, CA 90250 USA Tel: (0101) 310 978 9415 NOT TO BE CONSOLED I have a couple of ideas I would like to see taken up in Amiga Format.
1) Why not print readers' scores (with a photo to prove it, of
course) as a challenge to others in the games tips section?
2) Why is it that everyone on TV calls computers 'consoles',
particularly if they are talking about epileptic fits?
It winds me up.
3) Please could you include the number of disks a game takes in
your reviews because it is helpful to know the size. Please
can we also have more hard disk installable games.
4) Is there a PI) program that changes JPEG images into IFF
format? I have lots of JPEG images but can't print them out
with Workbench 3.0 version 39.29. Caley Cane, Ashford. Kent A
nd, in reverse order...
4) Yes - it's called Fast JPEG and was given away on last month's
Subscibers" Superdisk. So I guess you're one of the dim
readers that doesn't subscribe, then...
3) Your wish is granted: as of this issue, Rob Mead and crew will
now tell you how many disks a game comes on and if it is hard
disk installable.
2) Primarily because those people who suffered fits were playing
console games at the time. It's difficult to imagine a ft of
epilepsy being induced by a prolonged bout of Music-X or
Wordworth 3... Continued overleaf THE MAM AT THE TOP As well
as running Commodore UK, David Pleasance also wishes to keep
you 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... HAVE WE LOST OUR VOICE?
Why have Commodore dropped the Speak.handler from Workbench?
Does this mean the Amiga isn't able to produce speech any longer, without the user having programming knowledge? Also, why haven't they fitted a trapdoor-type lid to the internal drive?.
S S Basse Derby, Derbyshire Yes. The demo facility for speech has been dropped, since the launch of the Amiga 3000 in fact. In the early days of the Amiga this feature was considered state of the art but now digital quality is the minimum acceptable standard for voice, and as such the speech facility is inadequate. I believe that there is a Public Domain program available which allows speech as per our original demo.
Those internal drives with a trapdoor (which really is just a dust limiter) are the type used on A4000s and the soon-to-be-released A4000T. This is because the trapdoor itself is part of the bezel, which forms an integral part of the look of the case. With the A500, A600 and A1200, the drive is recessed behind the outer casing and there is no room for the trapdoor device. The inclusion of said trapdoor will have a negligible effect on prolonging the life of the hardware.
IS THE BUSTER BUST?
I own an A4000 30 and I have heard that the buster chip is faulty. I have version nine and believe I need version 11. Is this true?
Michael O'Connor, Marino, Dublin, Ireland Your buster chip is not faulty. But if you wish fo fit a SCSI controller (in order to connect a SCSI hard drive device), you need to have the revision 11 chip fitted. These are readily available, but must be fitted by a qualified engineer, so I recommend you go back to your dealer.
FAULTY MOTION VIDEO I am the proud owner of a CD32 and an FMV unit. Both the Star Trek VI and Top Gun video Cds tend to skip a frame every now and then. I am aware that these Philips Cds do not quite follow the White Book standard for video CD. Is this the cause of the problem? If so. Will standard video Cds play OK? I know there was a problem with the original MPEG cartridge and that they have been updated, but are the original problem ones still on sale?
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CHECKING IT OUT Please can you tell me where I can get a copy of the supplement disk and manual which contains the spellchecker and thesaurus for Scribble on Coverdisk 41.
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YOUR (IN)FLEXIBLE FRIEND Here’s a tip for Amiga users who own a PCMCIA card. To prevent the card bending and possibly snapping, glue an eraser lo the underside lo act as a shock absorption unit effectively taking the strain ofT the card.
Gob the Great, Neivcastle HELPING TO WRITE WRONGS I have been buying Amiga Format for years and am now a subscriber. The Coverdisks on issue 51 were Skidmarks and Turbo Print. I ordered a PD disk from a company I will not name. I ordered Skidmarks because I thought il would be extras (tracks and cars and things) to my original program, but when it arrived the disk was a copy of your Coverdisk complete with Turbo Print. OK it only cost £3 but I did not want to pay for something I already had.
Are that company allowed to do this? I thought die disk was not for resale. What about copyright? This must have happened to other readers as well. Perhaps they could write in and tell you.
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Lastly, Amiga Formal is very unfunny. Please make it a bit funnier or I might have to set up a rival on my Citizen I20d+ using Pagesetter.
Grant Osborne, Hardwick, Cambs PS Do you still give away prizes for letters as you don't seem to mention this any more?
PPS Ages ago (Issue 30?) Pat McDonald said anyone wanting to see a program you could talk to, on the Coverdisk, should write in... I want one. I think it was called Nialle or something.
You're not the only one lamenting the drop in gameplay standards: I've been bemoaning the state of new software for months. But it’s not necessarily poor gameplay - there have been some stonking Amiga games over the last year - it's more the lack of originality. If I see another 'jolly' platform game, Football sim or Street Fighter II clone. I'll puke.
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