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Commodore are known to be working on a RISC-based Amiga which will combine the speed of a new processor with the enhanced power of the next generation of Amiga custom chips. Such a machine would be capable of running in native Amiga mode, or supporting an operating system such as Windows NT. Next month in Amiga Formal we’ll have a feature covering everything you could ever want to know about RISC technology and how the new Amiga would work. The other machine in the pipeline is the A1200CD as revealed exclusively by AF last month. This would be a very welcome entry to the Christmas marketplace, but whether the new company will attempt to introduce it in such a short timeframe is open to question. No-one from the ex-Commodore management, still based at Maidenhead, would talk on the record to Amiga Format, but rest assured we’ll have a full report next month on the outcome of the liquidator’s decision and the brief from the newly formed company. SECOND ISSUE The first issue of Amiga CD32 was such a success that we're publishing another one. And so, from the makers of Amiga Format comes the second issue of Amiga CD32 - on sale on October 6. Just like the original, issue 2 will have a game-packed Coverdisc and will be bursting at the seams with previews of all the latest CD32 games, loads of reviews, tips and all the latest news. And if you get tired of playing games why not shove in a video and put your feet up with a nice cup of tea? Steve Jarratt decodes FMV, MPEG and the future of the game video. To make sure that you get your copy of Amiga CD32 you can fill out a shopsave form at your local WH Smith store and they'll reserve a copy for you. If you've got a CD32 then get Amiga CD32 magazine.

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SUPREMACY (1 MEG) . SURBURBAN COMMANOO SW1V (NOP) . .
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TACTICAL MANAGER- ENGLISH LEAGUE (1 MEG) .... THE BLUE & THE GREY (1 MEG) , THE GREATEST (JIMMY WHITES, LURE OF THE TEMPTRESS. DUNE) (1 MEG) . THE LOST TREASURES OF INFOCOM 1 (20 CLASSIC INFOCOM TEXT ADVENTURES).,18.99 THEME PARK (1 MEG) • 22.99 TRAPS N TREASURES (1 MEG)* 16 99 ULTIMA 5 (N012) .5 99 VALHALLA (1 MEG)* 18 99 VITAL LIGHT (1 MEG)* 16 99 WEMBLEY - RUGBY LEAGUE (1 MEG. 17 49 WHEN TWO WORLDS WAR (1 MEG) 21.49 A1200 GAMES AMIGA EDUCATIONAL ALADDIN* 20.49 ALIEN BREED • TOWER ASSAULT *......14.99 BANSHEE* ....
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MAIM FEATURE Video p24 From basic equipment to advanced techniques, with our comprehensive guide you will be able to enter the exciting world of desktop video. Everything you need to know starts here... You'll be producing your own films in no time with a little guidance from Steve McGill.
Introduction 85 Lightwave 3.5 86 The highest-rated serious software package of all time reveals itself at the start of the serious section.
TV*Text Professional 2 92 Zuma make a long-awaited comeback with the best video titling software we've ever seen.
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Genlock Round-up All the serious contenders for the genlock crown are reviewed, rated and compared.
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REGULARS Month In View 6 Jeff Walker Column 19 Subscriptions 32 Public Domain 119 Back Issues 127 Mail Order 130 Workbench 135 Comms 157 Letters 159 Gallery_________ 162 Next Month 169 Advertisers' Index 170 ML II ft More people read Amiga Format than any other Amiga FORMAT magazine on the planet!
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Biggest community of Amiga users! I publishing Steve Jarratt, Editor j_ 1T- OCTOBER 1 994 MONTH IN VIEW This Month ?
Another month, another huge monster of a magazine. Nick Veitch takes some time out to wonder just where the last month has gone.
Hello, and welcome to another month of entertainment, excitement and education with your Amiga. The more observant of you may have noticed that there is a different ugly mug on display this month. That is because our illustrious leader Mr Jarratt, or Sir as we are forced to call him, is off on his holidays torturing small children and being unnecessarily unkind to cute animals, so you are stuck with me for this month.
I imagine that most of you are concerned about the future of Commodore. No-one could be more concerned than me. Having just completed the final render for the Lightwave review in this issue, my A4000 went completely wonky, beyond my ability to repair it.
Unfortunately, it is no longer under warranty, and there’s a tremendous shortage of spare parts, so it could be a while before my little pal is up to speed again. But it’s not only the components that are in short supply - assembled machines are very thin on the ground. Dealers are being forced to source supplies in Eastern Europe, Italy and even i further abroad in their attempts to fill orders.
, For the first time in a very long while, the price J of an Amiga is actually going to go up. Meanwjhile there is a factory in the Phillipines with . Spares and part-assembled Amigas j stacked to the ceiling that nobody can get their hands on.
This not only means that Syou might have to wait if you wanted to buy one, but also that Commodore are 1 losing potential sales - money which could j come in very handy jjssf- for the next year. ~ However, it seems that the backers for the management buyout are not counting on massive Christmas sales, so their bid won’t be too severely effected. Just as well, because even if they start manufacturing from scratch now, it would still be I at least six weeks before machines start rolling off the lines, and another two or three before they i appear in the shops. Mid November is a litde late | to
push your product for Christmas. Check out the I full story on Commodore and the rest of the news fton pages 18 to 22.
On a slightly happier note, Ron Thornton and Bthe Emmy award-winning modelling team at
• Foundation Imaging are behind a new series which ¦will shortly
go into production. Based on the British comic book hero, Dan
Dare, the series will rely heavily on rendered images, created
on a vast array of Screamer-equipped Amigas using Lightwave.
Hopefully the series will be a success in the States and we’ll
get to see it in a couple of year’s time on Channel 4. Why is
it that we can’t produce shows like this in the UK? It’s not
that we can’t get the equipment. It’s not that we don’t have
the talent here. W’ith all of Europe supposedly one economic
community, you would have thought there was a big enough
market.
The feasibility of doing large sections of a TV show on computer has made all sorts of things possible. It is only really feasible because of the lowr cost of Amiga equipment and the immense power of the software? A while ago Ron put together a fewr models of Thunderbird objects, with the intention of rendering the entire show in Lightwave. The copyright owners weren’t impressed, but it does make you think.
It made me think for example, of that classic Space 1999, so I cobbled together a model or two and came up with the result shown on this page (with the help of the Pfeiffer models on which the * Eagle was based). Makes you ' s; wonder doesn’t it. With a few more complicated models and a bigger Screamer network, you wouldn’t need the actors either. I expect Martin Landau and Barbara pi „ Bain would require quite a few polygons and I wouldn’t like to try "' modelling Barr) Morse’s whiskers, but once they were made, you’d never have to pay any of them again. Actually, I wonder what the copyright
situation is there - that’s one for American lawyers to argue over for a few years.
Gets a mention in the mag. The team’s fave drinks are as follows: Steve Jarratt - the t hlood of small children: Sue i f * % ~ f Grant - anything in a pint glass; Sue White - a dry white Ig w ine (ha! Anything with j alcohol in more like), Frank Im* - he prefers stout apparently: Richard Jones - he’ll be happy with anything; Steve McGill -
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Dyson doesn’t work here any more, so if you see him wandering
IP around looking sad and lonely don’t let him con you into
buying him anything at all.
See you there, or see you next month. Take care until next time, and I’ll leave you with this month’s top tip: if you own an A4000, don’t break it. © Lightwave is a bit too good really. Now I’m going to have to save up for ages or get a huge loan from the bank to buy a new A4000, a Warp Engine (or better still, a Raptor) and a copy of Lightwave. Oh well, I never wanted to go on holiday again or buy a house or get a better motorbike or any of that stuff really - but it would cut into my pinball budget quite considerably. I guess I must be a bit sad.
Finally, it would be remiss of me not to mention the Future Entertainment Show at Earls Court from October 26-30. Don’t tell the publishers, but I don’t really want anyone to come, because you’ll all ask difficult questions to try and make me look silly (don’t say it). I suppose if you absolutely have to turn up at all, you'd better do so in your droves - at least then wc can all have a bit of a party.
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A1200 OVERDRIVE CD-ROM °"£s CD32 software, Plays Audio CD's, shows iphoto CD's. Plugs into PCMCIA slot gggg only £194.99 Internal SCSI CD-ROM drives for the A1500 2000 4000 (with suitable SCSI interface). I All drives include driver software t will read both CD TV CD32 ft PC ISO 9400 | standard disks. External kits for A3000 also available NEC Multispin 2X1 Internal £167.99
• 265Ms Access time ®355KB transfer rate TOSHIBA XM3401 Internal
£286.99
• 200Ms Access time *330KB transfer rate TOSHIBA XM4I0I
• 385Ms Access time *300KB transfer rate Internals 189.99
External.£259.99 Mitsumi FX0011D Dual Speed...£ 129.99 Tandon
IDE CD ROM Controller for use with Mitsumi only £64.99 GVP
A4008 SCSI controller £ 122.99 AMIGA 500 Plus trade in
offer niniwin NEW LOW . PRICES' HARD DRIVES
2. 5" Hard Drives with installation kit inc. software, cables and
instructions 60Mb...*£ 134.99 120Mb...*£ 199.99 80Mb....*£l
59.99 240Mb...*£259.99
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instructions 250Mb....*£ 184.99 350Mb.. *£239.99
420Mb....*£219.99 540Mb...*£279.99
3. 5" H drive upgrade kit no HD only £22.99 ’"Just Add £ 10.00
for fitting COMPUTERS The AMIGA AI 200 A1200 Standard pack
only £279.99 without games software Computer Combat pack only
£324.99 1 with Total Carnage, Brian the Lion, Zool 2,
Wordworth 2, Print Manager, Day by Day, Personal Paint 4 RACE
& CHASE pack only £289.99 with N igei Mansell FI and Trolls!
HARD DRIVE VERSIONS Standard pack Adrf 64Mb .....£414" Standard pack 85Mb .....£439.99 price for the 127Mb ...£479.99 Combat Hard 240Mb ...£539.99 Drive packs THE CHAOS PACK!
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Single refills (22ml) .£6.99 RIBBONS Citizen Swift mono ribbon ..£4.99 Citizen Swift Colour ribbon . ......£ 13.99 Epson LX300 Colour ribbon ......£ 12.99 Star LC 10 100 mono ..£3.69 Star LC200 mono £4.99 Star LC 10 100 colour .£7.99 Star LC200 colour ,,, . .....£1299 Twin refills (44ml) £ 12.99 Three colour kit
(66ml) ..£ 19.99 Star 1 C24-30 mono £8 99 Full colour kit (88ml) ...£27.99 Star 1 C24-30 200 Colour £ 1 1 99 Bulk refills (125ml) ......£24.99 Re-Ink Spray for mono ribbons ......£ 11.99 COVERS Canon printer cover (please specify model) £5.99 Citizen Swift ABC .....£5.99 Cartridges Canon BJI0 SJ48 cartridge ...£18.99 Double life 500 cartridges ...£24.99 HP550 500 Colour cartridge £24.99 HP
500 550 510 ..£5.99 Star LC 100 200 ...£5.99 Epson Stylus Colour Cartridge ..... JE39.99 Epson Stylus mono Cartridge £ 17.99 Star LC24-300 30 .....£5.99 Star LC 10 20 cover ....£4.99 PAPER prices apply only when ordered with printer or purchased direct from the showroom Fanfoid (tractorfeed) 500 sheets.....£4.99 Fanfold (tractor feed) .1000 sheets...£8.99 Fanfold (tractor
feed) .2000 sheets.£17.99 Single sheet .,500 sheets...£4,99 Epson Stylus 800+ mono Cartridge £ 11.99 Star Sj 144 mono cartridges (3 pack)...£21.99 Star SJ 144 colour cartridges (3 pack)..£21.99 Miscellaneous Printer Switch Box 2 way ..£ 12.99 Printer Switch Box 3 way ..£ 17.99 Printer Stands (Universal) ..£7,99 Single sheet 1000 sheets...£8.99 3 Metre printer cable .£6.99 Single
sheet 2000 sheets.£17.99 Delivery for 2000 sheets £5.00 when purchased without printer 5 Metre printer cable .£8.99 10 metre printer cable £ 12.99 only £29.99 or £ I 9.99 with any AMIGA THE FIRST 5 GAME PACK (BRIAN LION 20OL 2 ©ENNIS OS AR
• TOTALCARNAGE only £ I 9.99 The AMIGA 4000 A4000 030,80 Mb HD
4Mb RAM £999.991 A4000 030.214 Mb HD* 4 Mb RAM....£ 1069.991
A4000 40 A4000 040LC, 120 Mb HD* .£POA|
A4000 040LC,214 Mb HD ...£POA| A4000 40 SCSI Tower
systems £POA ?The hard drive only is not covered by on site
warranty | All Amiga's come with Workbench, mouse & 12 month
warranty.
The A1200 & A4000 come with 12 months on site warranty All 1200's also come with a built in integral hard disk option.
STEREO SPEAKER SYSTEMS Aerospace Deluxe ....£47.99 ZyFi StereoSystem ......£33.99 ZyFi Pro Stereo System £57.99 All our printers are UK spec, come | with ribbon toner, printer drivers (if available), paper & cables i Canon Canon BJI Osx .....£ 179.99 Laser quality output. Large buffer Canon BJ200 ......£231.99 3 page a min speed, 360 dpi, small footprint & 80 page sheetfeeder Canon BJC600 Colour ...£519.99 new bubble jet from Canon BJ 10 Autosheetfeeder ...£49.99 FREE! Watch worth £35.99 with every
ABC colour printer (Limited Period) CITIZEN CoivlPUTLK 1‘RINTtKS Citizen printers have a 2 year guarantee ABC Colour printer .£ 154.99 simple (as easy as ABC) to use 24 pin printer. Comes as standard with 50 sheet Auto sheetfeeder.
Tractor feed optional at £34.99 only £ 139.99 if bought without the colour option Swift 200 Colour £ 181.99 Same out put as the 240 but with less facilities Swift 240 Colour £218.99 24 pin, 240cps draft, 10 fonts, quiet mode, 240cps.
Projet II £214.99 new inkjet printer with built in auto sheet feeder | Swift Auto Sheetfeeder .£79.99 I EPSON NEW!
Epson LX300 Colour £ 149.99 9 Pin 80 column colour LQI 50Colour ....£209.99 24 Pin Draft 216cps, LQ79cps Stylus 800 + ..£249.99 48 Nozzle inkjet 360 x 360 dpi (max) 100 sheet feeder Stylus Colour £489.99 Colour Inkjet, 360 x 360 dpi, 720 x 720 (on special paper) - HEWLETT PACKARD HP 310 Portable £229.99 NEW! HP 520 mono £249.99 HP 500 Colour ...£344.99 LOW PRICE! HP 560 Colour £479.99 even faster than the old HP550C All HP printers come with a 3 year
warranty IL LOW STAR PRICES ___COMPUTER PRINTERS Star LC100 colour .£ 119.99 9 pin colour, 8 fonts, 180 cps draft, 45 cps NLQ Star LC24-I00 ..£126.99 Star LC24-30 Col .....£199.99 complete with automatic sheet feeder, 192 cps draft Star LC24-300 Col ...£249.99 24 pin quality, 264 cps draft, 80 cps LQ, 39K buffer expandible to 48K, 16 fonts and quiet mode.
Star SJ144 Colour Thermal Stunning affordable colour printer. 3 PPM, low running costs only £339.99 StarSJ48 Autosheet feeder„only £49.99 Universal Printer Stand only £4.99 MODEMS* CD ROM Drives PRINTERS Think again if you are considering buying a modem from anywhere else. We are probably the largest supplier of modems for the Amiga supported by a wealth ofexperience. Log into our free BBS modem line for technical and sales, available 24 hours a day.
Suf rcM Supra t Modem 288 I NEW Super fast! 28,800 bps + l4,400Fax The best modem In its class only £243.99 | SuprarfijiModem I44LC
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version of the classic V32Bis Fax idem. Features as below but
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Only £141.99 SuprarJUMModeaiT i n 14400 baud, includes V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V22, V2I, MNP2- I 5, V.42, V42bfs, Class I & 2 commands, 9600 14400 Group 3 | Fax. Includes free modem comms (not Fax)s w & cable only £178.99 PIUS £112.99 Faster than the standard 2400 with auto dial & auto receive. 9600 bps Hayes comp. V22Bis, V42 Bis, MNP 2-5 & auto adjust to maximise transmission speeds. With free comms (not Fax) s w & cable.
Su0rai24OO .1BSL..£58.99 Get on line using this great value hist modem with auto dial & receive. 2400 baud Hayes com p, V22 BI S. Includes free modem comms s w & cable Supra modems have not been tested by BABT, however they perform as well & often out perform BABT approved modems.
Supra Modems come with a 5 year warranty QIKilabatics WE ARE PREFERRED USR DEALERS Similar in performance to Supra, these excelent USR modems offer | you probably the most cost effective way of purchasing a BABT approved modem.
Sportster 2496 +Fax.. £ 104.99 Sportster 14400 Fax..i B £ 151.99 WorldPort 14400 +Fa4HK251.99 PC Format recommended Courier V32 Terbo + a~:£334.99 Courier HST Dual 16.8 Terbo Fax.£527.99 If you thought V32bis was fast try the terbo! They come with a 5 year warranty & are BABT Approved I MONITORS All our monitors are UK spec. All monitors come complete with a free Amiga lead* NEW! Philips 8833 MK2 This famous Stereo, colour monitor is back. Similar spec to the old Commodore 1084S.
Only £229.99 Tilt and Swivell Stand only £9.99 if you purchase with monitor Microvitec Autoscan 1438 .28 dpi, 15 38 Khz, ail Amiga modes, AGA comp.no audio, tilt & swivell stand.
Now only £289.99
* Free cable for A4000 only A1200 cable £6.99 extra 3 YEAR
WARRANTY PRIMAA500 &A600 RAM SPECIAL OFFERS ROMBOPRODUCTS
SOFTWARE A500 5l2kRAM expansion (no clock).£ 19.99 A500 Plus I
Mb RAM expansion £34.99 A600 I Mb RAM
expansion (with clock) .£39.99 32 BIT RAM (for
A4000 etc) 1 Mb SIMM ..£39.99 2 Mb
SIMM ..£95.99 4 Mb SI
MM...N£WLOWPRICE ....£ I 39.99 8 Mb SIMM..NEWLOWPRICE! £269.99
RAM & CUSTOM CHIPS SPEED PLCC PGA 25 Mhz 33 Mhz 40 Mhz 50 Mhz
£49.99 £49.99 £106.99 N A £49.99 £89.99 £129.99 £129.99 I mb by
8 9 SIMMS (I Mb) £34.99 |4 Mb by 9 SIMMS (4
Mb) ...£144.99 I Mb by 4 DRAMS(I Mb) £39.99
I Mb by 4 ZIPS( 112 Mb) ..£32.99
256by4ZIPS.„„ .....(each)£5.99 256 by 4 DRAM
(DILs) ......(each) £5.99 DKB 1202 A1200 RAM board
£84.991 takes 2 32 bit SIMMs. Has an optional FPU.
See above for prices Ikickstart 1.3 .£23.991 Kickstart 2.04 ......£30.99 Kickstart 2.05 (for use in A600)...£30.99 Fatter Agnes 8372A ...£26.99 Super Denise ......£18.99 6571 -0326 Keyboard controller 13.99 CIA 8520A I O controller £8.99
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RAM ....£91.991 12 MB
RAM ..£129.99 4MB
RAM ..£189.99 Is MB
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33 Mhz CO PRO .....£139.99 12 MB & 33 Mhz CO
PRO .....£184.99 4 MB & 33 Mhz CO
PRO .....£239.99 18MB & 33 MhzCO
PRO .....£379.991 FULL 2 YEAR WARRANTY
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Competition Pro Super CD32 Control Pad £ 15.99 Cruiser
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Cruiser Multicolour ... £8.99 Cruiser
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12.99 Topstar
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REPAIR CENTRE I We offer a FREE quotation on your Amiga or any
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just £5.00 is charged for return delivery or alternatively you
can visit our showroom. We can also arrange a courier pickup at
an additional cost of £ 11.00. Ail work is carried out by our
highly qualified engineers in custom built premises. We I will
also install any upgrade software or accessory.
All repairs are covered by a 90 day warranty.
Tel. 0532 319444 The established name in computer repairs Deluxe Paint 4 AG A .£39.99 Distant Suns 5 .....£35.99 Personal Paint V4 ......£29.99 Technosound Turbo .£ 18.99 T echnosound T urbo 2 ....£25.99 Wordworth 2 AGA with Print Mgr & Day To Day | Planner ....£39.99 Xcopy Pro plus hardware ..£25.99
Workbench 2.1 software and 2.04 ROM upgrade (complete with manuals) only £74.99 Workbench 2.04 software and 2.04 ROM upgrade (complete with manuals) only £49.99 AMIGA COMPUTING AUGUST 94 100% RATED!
The amazing new) graphics tablet for the | Amiga developed with the help of First Computers. 86% rated in ST Format January | issue! Requires 2.04 WB or above Personal Paint 4 only £ 19.99 when purchased with a Tabby only £59.99 SCANNERS Alfa Data Alfa Scan hand held scanner with 256 greyscaies and up to 800 Dpi now only £99.99 or £139.99 with OCR software Alfa Data Alfa Colour Scan 18 bit scanner with 256K colours inc colour correction now only £299.99 Power Scanner V4 £119.99 With the latest version 4 s w for bright & sharp grey scale performance. Flexible scanned image display manipulation
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Colour version only £239.99 EPSON GT6500 Colour Flatbed only £564.50 phone for details Art Department Pro Scanner S W..£ 109.99 compatible with Epson ES300C, ES600C, ES800C, GT6000, GT6500 & GT8000 MICE &TRACKERBALLS Alfa Data Mega Mouse 90% rating. 400 Dpi only £12.99 Zydec Trackball only £29.99 Alfa Data Crystal Trackball only £34.99 DISKDRIVES AMITEC I mb 3.5 drive i« Features Anti Click, Anti Virus, Sony Mech, | 2 year warranty only £58.99 Cumana 3.5" .....only £56.99 I meg external drive. The best name in disc drives A600 1200 internal drive ......£39.99 A500 internal
drive .....£39.99 A4000 Internal HD drive £99.99 GENLOCKS SS Sffls! Video8 HIE!
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The Professional answer hama 292 ....£279.99 S-Video, and composite compatible hama 290 ....£685.99 S-Video, and composite mixing, plus far more hama A-CUT Video Editor £ 185.99 GVP Genlock ..oniy tzo4.99 features professional SVHS output Rocgen Plus ....only £164.99 Includes dual control for overlay and keyhole effects, I extra RGB pass thru. Check for compatibility.
Rendale 8802 FMC..only £164.99 Rocgen Rockey .....only £ 164.99 For creating special effects in video production with genlocks.
VIDI 12 Real Time £134.99 Real time colour digitizing from any video source. Full AGA support VIDI 24 Real Time £204.99 24 bit quality real time colour digitizing from any video source. Full AGA support VIDI 12 AGA £59.99' Full support for AGA chipset. Colour images captured in less than a second, mono images in real time with any video source.
Multitasking s w, cut & paste.
VIDI 12 Sound & Vision AGA| with built in MegamixMaster £98.99 TAKE 2 £35.99 Features include load and save from D. Paint animations and IFF files. Supports HAM graphics.
Megamix Master £26.99 8 bit, high spec, sampler. Special effects include echo that can be added in real time, fully multitasking | & easy to use.
ACCELERATORS VIPER 68030 TURBO only £ 159.99 68030 accelerator running at 28Mhz expandible to 8 Mb 32 Bit RAM (see RAM prices) Optional SCSI adaptor.
ADDITIONAL RAM FOR VIPER BOARDS Just add the price of the RAM to the Viper board to get your configuration price 1 MbSIMM ..£39.99 2 Mb SIMM ..£95.99 4 Mb SIMM...NEWLOWPR CEi...£ I 39.99 8 Mb SIMM. .NEW LOW PRICE! £269.99 SUPRA 28 ACCELERATOR for the A500 A500+& AI 500 2000 28 Mhz, uses A500 side port so there is no internal fitting only £144.99!
PRIMA ROM SHARERS This high quality ROM sharer features a flexible ribbon connection so that it can be positioned anywhere within your A500 Plus or A600. Full 2 year replacement warranty now only £ 17.99 or £24.99 for keyboard switchable version ACCESSORIES Real Time A1200 internal clock module...only £ 13.99 Mouse joystick manual port switcher«...~only £ 12.99 Amiga A500 600 1200 Power Supply.. £39.99 Amiga 500 500 Plus keyboard ......£45.99 Amiga500PlusMotherboard« £29.99 Amiga 500 Plus Case . £12.99 QUALITY MOUSE
MATS_______________ £3.99 10 CAPACITY DISK BOX ..... £0.99 20 CAPACITY DISK BOX... .£2.99 40 CAP LOCKABLE DISK BOX..„ ..£3.99 100 CAP LOCKABLE DISK BOX .£5.49
* 90 CAP STACKABLE BANX BOX £9.99
* 150 CAP STACKABLE POSSO BOX .£ 17.99 ?add £3.00 delivery
if purchasing just one Posso or Banx box. Normal | delivery
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AMIGA A500 DUST COVER.... ...... .....£3.99 AMIGA 600 COVER ..£2.99 14" MONITOR DUSTCOVER ......£6.99 NEW! Keyboard Membrane Covers..... ......£ 14.95 AMIGA TO SCART CABLES . £9.99 STD 1.8 METRE AMIGA PRINTER LEAD....£4.99 MODEM AND NULL MODEM CABLES £9.99 AMIGA CONTROL STATIONS A500or 1200VERSION .--------- .....£36.99 A600VERSION --------------- £29.99 DISKS All disks are 100% error free guaranteed NewHigh density 3.5 inchbulk and branded Please phone for best prices!
QTY BulkDS DD Branded DS DD 10 £4.49 £5.49 30 £12.99 £14.99 50 £20.99 £22.99 100 £37.99 £42.99 200 £69.99 £79.99 500 £ 168.99 £190.99 1000 £324.99 £365.99 Branded disks come complete with labels Disk Labels....500......» ..£6.99 Disk Labels.. 1000 ......£9.99 BUSINESS Maxi Plan 4 ...£24.99 Mini Office £38.99 Money Matters ...£35.99 CD ROM SOFTWARI 17 Bit
Collection .£39.99 17 Bit Continuation ...£ 19.99 Aminet ......£ 11.99 CD Exchange ......£19.99 Euroscene .£14.99 Goldfish ....£29.99 Multimedia T oolkit (by Wierd Science) £22.99 Network CD £14.99 Sexual
Fantasies .£34.99 MISCELLANEOUS Distant Suns 5 .....£35.99 MUSIC SOUND Deluxe Music Construction Set v2 ...£59.99 Pro Midi Interface by MicrodeaJ ...£24.99 Techno Sound Turbo £ 18.99 T echno Sound T urbo 2 ...£25.99 PROGRAMMING Amos Professional ....£47.99 Amos Professional Compiler .....£24.99 Bliz Basic
2 £53.99 Devpac 3 ...£50.99 PUBLIC DOMAIN Top SO from £ .SO! (many more tit es available) Ami Base Pro v 1.8 ...(PDA00I) I disk.£ 1.50 DiskSalvV2 (PDA003) I disk.£l.50 D-CopyV3 ..(PDA004) I disk.£l.50 Edword ProV4 ..(PDA005) I disk.£l .50 Easy Calc Plus ...(PDA006) I disk.£l.50 E-Type2 ...(PDA048) I disk.£l.50 First
Mods disk 2 .(PDA056) I disk.£l.50 Grapevine 17 .....(PDA009)3disk.£2.75 Relokick 1.3 (PDA0I I) I disk.£l.50 Klondyke AGA ..(PDAO13) 3 disk.£2.75 First Mods disk I .(PDA055) I disk.£l.50 Mindwarp AGA Demo (PDAO 15) I disk.£l.50 Motorola invaders AGA .....(PDAO 16) 2disk.£2.25 Magic Workbench Utils (PDA0I7) I disk.£l.50 First Mods disk 3 .(PDA057) I disk.£l.50 PC Task Emulator ...(PDAO 19) I disk.£l.50 Reorg
V3.1 ..(PDA023) I disk.£ 1.50 Spectrum Emulator version l.7.(PDA027) I disk.£l.50 Spectrum Games Disk (PDA028) I disk.£l.50 Fit Chix ...(PDA030) 2 disk.£2.25 9 Fingers Rave Demo ..(PDA033) 2 disk.£2.25 Mean CD Machine ...(PDA036) 3 disk.£2.75 Fit Chix 2 .(PDA034) 2 disk.£2.25 The Mini AGA ...(PDA038) I dlsk.£l.50 CD Wars ....(PDA039) I disk.£l.50 First Mods disk 4 .(PDA058) I
disk.£l.50 AndysWorkbench3Utils .(PDA03I) I disk.£l.50 Desert Dreams Demo .(PDAO 12) 2 disk.£2.25 Origin Complex ......(PDA040) I disk.£l.50 Ray World AGA Demo ......(PDA04I) I disk.£l.50 CLI SHELLHelp ......(PDA002) I dlsk.£l.50 Clipart I -MacArt .....(PDAC0I) I disk.£l.50 Clipart 11 - Wildlife ...(PDACI I) I disk.£l.50 Clipart3-MacArt2 ..(PDAC03) I disk.£l.50 Clipart 4 - Food ...(PDAC04) I disk.£ 1.50 Clipart 5-Food 2 (PDAC05) I
dislc£l.50 Perspex Hypnosis ....(PDA037) I disk.£ 1.50 Protracker3 ......(PDA046) I disk.£l.50 TetrusAGA (PDA043) I disk.£l.50 Benchmark Tests .....(PDA035) I disk.£l.50 3 Ways to Stop Smoking ....(PDA054) I disk.£l.50 Clipart 10 pack ...(PDAC25)IOdisk£ 12.50 CD ROM drivers (Ami) (PDACDI) I disk.£l.50 CD ROM Bonus Utils (PDACD2) I disk.£ 1.50 Megaball AGA ...(PDA050) I disk.£l.50 Revelations Slideshow .(PDA020)
I disk.£l.50 DeejayCrunchers ....(PDA049) I disk.£l.50 Find it (PDA052) I disk.£l.50 First Fonts Disk I ......(PDAFOI) I d'isk.£2.50 First Fonts Disk 2 ......(PDAF02) I dislc£2.50 First Fonts Disk 3 ......(PDAF03) I disk.£2.50 UTILITIES Directory Opus 4 £51.99 GP FAX 2.3 software .£49.99 Latest version of this Fast & Famous HD backup utility.
Prima A600 1200 Hard Drive setup software. This is | the best setup software on the market £5.99 Xcopy Pro inc. hardware £25.99 VIDEO AND GRAPHICS Art Department Pro 2.5 ...£ 145.99 Art Department Scanner software ...£ 114.99 Brilliance II paint and animation ...£59.99 Deluxe Paint 4 AGA ..£39.99 Make Path for Vista ....£25.99 Mekon Magic £24.99 Real
3D Classic ....£77.99 Scenary Animator V4 (3Mb reqired) .....£49.99 Video Creator for CD32 ..£31.99 Video Director ..£115.99 Vista Pro 3 (4Mb required) .£45.99 WORD PROCESSING DTP Final Copy 2 (UK) Release 2.. NEW LOW PRICE ..£48.99 built In outline fonts, full graphics Import (IFF and HAM), UK thesaurus, | spelling checkers much more.
Final Writer DTP ....NEWLOWPRICEL £72.99 Penpal 1.4 .£29.99 Best selling feature packed word publisher with database I Pagestream 3 U.K. version ......£249.99 Pagesetter 3 .... £42.99 Protext 4.3 W P ..£39.99 Wordworth 2 AGA inc Print Mgr Special low price! £29.99 Wordworth 3 NEW! LIMITED OFFER!. £64.99 As you’ll discover once you read this month’s cover feature on desktop video, you don’t need to spend the equivalent
of three mortgages and an al! Expenses paid trip to the Caribbean to create spectacular video effects on your Amiga. Armed with nothing more than an Amiga, a video recorder or two and a copy of TV*Text Professional, you can create stunning video titles with ease.
TV*Text Professional is a little different from other video titling programs because it concentrates on producing great-looking static titles rather than less useful features such as wipes and fades. Even in these days of Video Toasters and 24-bit display cards, TV*Text Professional is still the only Amiga video titling program available that can apply special effects to text.
Most video tillers can use standard Amiga fonts but TV*TextProfessional takes this one step further - not only can you use Amiga fonts, but you can also apply effects such as shadows and Enter the world of desktop video with a bang using this month's super Coverdisk video titling program, TV*Text Professional.
Jason Holborn is your subtitled host.
Colour sheens to those very same fonts. The nett result is video titles that are considerably more professional than anything you could generate with any other video titling program.
Creating fantastic titles with TV:!Texl Professional is surprisingly simple. Just tell the program which font you wish to use and how big it should be (the point size) and you can then select which effect you wish to apply to it.
TV*Text Professional comes complete with a vast range of ready-made video title effects ranging from gold and silver sheens to anti-aliased or embossed text. What’s more, you can fine tune these if they don’t suit your particular needs or even create your own from scratch with a set of easy-to-use requesters.
Creating your own effects is easy thanks to TV*Text Professionals series of effects requesters which provide direct control over the face, outline, shadow and lighting aspects of the effect.
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I " ** HB3.8 ?I Systen » Shell Fornat ( lAut, * jE FixFonts NoFastNen i„teUlfont can select what screen mode TV*Text Professional will run in and the number of colours that are available. Select the screen mode that you want, clickon theOKgadgetand TV*Text Professional will be loaded.
Continued overleaf "4 Even these fairly simplistic controls are surprisingly thorough - with the shadow requester, for example, you can select a drop shadow (giving a sort of extruded effect), cast a shadow (making the text look raised from the page), or choose a transparent shadow, a psychedelic strobe or an equally high colour glow.
If this wasn’t enough, you can alter the depth of the shadow and the colours used. Impressive stuff.
But, it’s the results that matter and as you can see from the images on these pages, 'fV*Text Professional produces some mind bogglingly good titles. Have fun!
To run TV*Text Professional, boot your Amiga from a Workbench disk. When Workbench has loaded and the Amiga’s drive activity light is off, replace the Workbench disk with your TV*Text Professional Coverdisk. A disk icon labelled AF64A will then appear on the Workbench screen.
Double-click on it with the left mouse button and then double-click on the TV*Text Professional program icon.
After a few seconds’ disk access, the TV*Texl screen mode requester appears. From here you What a lovely pair of Coverdisks you've got!
Every month we scour the software world to bring you the very best programs, and here we tell you how to get the most out of them.
Like all video titling programs - and indeed any program that enables you to manipulate text - TV*Text Professional won't do a great deal unless you feed it lots of lovely big fonts. TV*Text Professional uses standard Amiga fonts but, if you own a Workbench 2.0 or 3.0-based Amiga, it can also use standard Workbench CompuGraphic outline fonts for jaggie free results.
TV*Text Professional reads its fonts from a logical device called Fonts: which is normally assigned to the drawer of the same name on your Workbench disk. If you don't have any fonts on your Workbench, however, the only font that TV*Text Professional can use is the standard Topaz system font.
Being the nice and oh so fluffy types we are, we've included a couple of fonts on this month's FUN WITH FONTS Boot up I with your Workbench disk, and find the icon called Shell, which should be in your system drawer.
Double-click on this to go into the Shell itself.
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BACKING UP YOUR COVERDISK Copying your Coverdisk is very simple. Just follow the stages below... 4 Once your Amiga has read the info, it will ask for the destination disk. Insert the disk you want to copy to and press Return. All information on this disk will be destroyed.
3 When asked for the source disk, insert the Coverdisk and press Return. All of the information on this disk will then be copied from the disk into memory.
2 Type in the following line exactly as it appears here, taking care to put the spaces in the correct places; DISKCOPY FROM DFO: TO DFO: 5 On an unexpanded machine, the Amiga may ask for the source disk again, as it copies in chunks. Finally, type Enddi to close down the Shell. Your copy is complete.
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requester from the Prefs option in the Text menu.
TV*TEXT PROFESSIONAL 328 X 256 X 1 32 4 Render 1 Prefs . F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 flssign Edge4 Use Gold Bar F8 9 Here's just three of the many text effects that TV*Text Professional has to offer.
Clicking on any one of them will select it.
8 Although only three text effects are shown within the Render Preferences requester at any one time, you can use this scroll gadget to reveal more.
7 This gadget exits the Render Preferences requester and ignores any selections you may have made.
?Bin a Depth Colors Solid Ful Mid H a CycI Diag _FILL Cancel COLORS Cancel Cvc 1 Dia9 Glnt Soft xtrd Cancel Strb Glow FILL STYLE ¦ STYLE CREATING YOUR OWN TEXT EFFECTS Save FACE EDITOR - Provides control over how the face of your titles are rendered. Selecting Solid renders the face in the chosen colour (which can be changed by clicking on the large rectangle immediately below the text effect's name String gadget), but you can also apply one of a variety of different effects to the face.
OUTLINE EDITOR - Not surprisingly, the Outline Editor allows you to alter the outline which is drawn around the outside of every character. Once again, you're given a very large variety of outline effects ranging from a solid (single colour) outline to 3D bevelled edges, a glint soft (anti-aliased) and even 3D extrusion.
SHADOW EDITOR - Adding a shadow to your text can add an extra level of professionalism to your titles. This editor enables you to alter the type of shadow, its colour and its size. The Strb (Strobe) and Glow effects are particularly interesting as they create multicolour 3D extrusion effects that look great when the screen is colour cycled.
Ithis row of 10 gadgets represent the 10 function keys that run along the top of your Amiga's keyboard. Clicking on any one of them automatically selects the effect assigned to it.
CREATING YOUR OWN TITLES Creating a screen of fancy video titles is extremely easy. Follow these step-by-step instructions and you'll be well on the way to creating video productions that the pros would be proud of.
2 If you're not happy with the key assignment, you can assign your own. Select the effect to assign, click on this gadget and then click on the function key you wish the effect assigned to it.
3 This gadget enables you to create your own text effects from scratch. When selected, the requester changes to the face editor and you are presented with a basic text effect which can be fine tuned to suit your needs. The new effect is automatically added to the list of effects.
La n MO Selecting the Render option brings up this requester. The two horizontal lines immediately above and below the end of this particular caption represent the cursor. The two sets of arrow gadgets enable you to alter the spacing between characters.
4 To edit an existing effect, select it and then click on this gadget. All effects have four attributes assigned to them - Face, Outline, Shadow and Lighting - and 7V*Text Professional provides a separate editor for each. When you click here you should see a window with four gadgets labelled Face, Outline, Shadow and Light. By default, the Face editor is shown first but you can switch to any of the other three by clicking on the appropriate gadget.
All four editors follow pretty much the same format - in the top left-hand corner of the requester is a preview of what the effect looks like. When you make any changes to any aspect of the effect you can update the preview simply by clicking with the left mouse button on this preview box. See the box at the bottom of the opposite page for more information.
5 Clicking on this gadget tells TV*Text Professional to use the currently-selected text rendering effect.
6 Each text effect can have its own unique colour palette. By default, 7V*Text Professional uses the colour palette of the screen but clicking on this toggle gadget selects the palettes assigned to the text effect.
TV*TEXT PROFESSIONAL Create Edit Pref Shadow LIGHTING EDITOR - Finally, we have the Lighting Editor which controls the direction in which the shadows you define with the Shadow Editor fall.
The eight light bulbs represent the eight possible directions from which the light source can shine causing the text shadow to be cast in the opposite direction to the light.
Ithe first thing you need to do before you even think about rendering a title is to tell TV*Text Professional which font you wish to use.
Move the mouse pointer to the Text pull-down menu and select the Fonts... menu item. After a few seconds' disk access, a Choose Font requester pops up containing a Path String gadget (handy if you want TV*Text Professional to look elsewhere for its fonts) and a list of available fonts. If more fonts are available than can be displayed at any one time, you can use the scroll gadget to move through the list.
Once you've found the font you're interested in, simply click on it with the left mouse button and a second requester appears asking you to choose the font size you want to use. Inside the box you should see at least one rectangle with a number below it. These rectangles represent the point sizes available for the font you have selected. Click on the rectangle for the point size you want to load into memory.
Now that TV*Text Professional knows which font to use, we need to tell it which text effect to use. Move the mouse pointer to the Render pull-down menu and select the Prefs menu option. The Render Prefs requester then appears. Among its many gadgets, you should see a large box containing a small selection of the effects on offer. If these aren't quite what you're after, move down through the list of effects by dragging the scroll gadget with the mouse pointer and then click with the left mouse button on the effect you want. Its name should be highlighted (reversed). Finally, click on the Use
gadget and the text effect is accepted. Any titles you now create will use this effect.
3 All that now remains to be done is to render some of your finely-crafted titles. Move the mouse pointer up to the Render menu again but this time select the Text menu option. Another requester spanning the full width of the screen should now appear prompting you to enter a line of text. Do as it says and when you're happy with what you've entered, press Return to start rendering your titles.
4 Once your title has been rendered, it should appear at the top of the screen complete with a little crosshair attached to the bottom left-hand corner of the title. At this point, the title hasn't yet been pasted down on to the screen so you can move it to the desired position by holding down the left mouse button and then dragging the mouse across the desktop. When you're happy with the position of your title on the screen, let go of the left mouse button to position it.
If you move the mouse pointer, you should notice that the mouse pointer image has two states - a pin and a trashcan - depending upon where the mouse pointer is in relation to your titles. If you click the right mouse button when the mouse pointer is a pin, your titles are pasted down on to the screen. If, on the other hand, you click the right mouse button when the pointer is in the shape of a trashcan, the titles are erased.
Congratulations! You have now created your first video titles with TV*Text Professional.
Once you're happy with a screen full of titles, you can save the screen off to disk as an IFF file which can later be loaded into anything from a professional video presentation system to a Public Domain slideshow program for display.
S+ttftA AAV Tint SALAT hft AARK AuttALR AF RbftLS RLA Aft AARLRAtt A SMART Tint, A BEFORE YOU START Theme Park is a self-booting disk. You need a mouse to play it. Both buttons are used to access different functions of the game. A tutorial takes you through the first principles of building a theme park. From there, you're on your own. Good luck.
Get into the routine of checking out how your customers are feeling about the park. It makes sense.
Last month Therm Park earned a well- deserved Amiga Format Gold. Sometimes however, a well-researched, beautifully- craftecl, exquisitely-considered review just isn’t enough for the discerning punter. If you’re thinking about buying Theme Park, check our. Our top demo Coverdisk first. Playing around with it should make you realise just how much there is to the whole game.
Several features have been disabled on the Coverdisk, such as research on rides, staff, shops and scenery. You can’t negotiate staff wages or stock costs either. But you don’t need to worry about all that for the moment. What you can do is indulge in the frivolously fun part of the game - the building of the theme park itself.
If Walt Disney was alive today, he'd be turning in his grave.
Check out why with our fully playable demo of Theme Park.
You’ve got three year’s worth of game time to build and maintain a successful theme park. If you bankrupt yourself before this time has elapsed then it’s back to the drawing board for you. To help you build a successful park, Bullfrog have kindly supplied three fairground rides, three shops and one piece of makes-the-park-look- good-scenery.
On booting, you are immediately faced with a couple of introductory screens. Click on the left mouse button to get through them. You’ve now- reached the main playing area screen. Follow- the instructions of the advisor at the bottom left of the screen. He gives you a step-by-step guide through the rudiments of the game. By the time you’ve carried out his advice, you’ll have opened the gates to your punters, with at least one shop, one ride and three members of staff in place.
Build up the park some more and then start quizzing your customers on how they feel about it all. Do this by clicking on the question mark icon and then clicking on your target punter. To the right of the control icons there is a smaller question mark icon. Underneath it the type of punter that you originally clicked on is named.
His her time spent in the theme park, the rides he she has been on, their boredom factor and how much money they have left. Ideally, they should be happy and have no money remaining.
So aim for that.
There’s not much more that needs saying other than enjoy the demo, experiment with different designs and try hard to finish ahead of your rivals. Have fun!
A RISING STAR The programmer of the artificial intelligence algorithms for Theme Park is Demiss Hassabis.
Described by Peter Molyneux as 'intimidatingly intelligent' Demiss gained his break with the mighty Bullfrog through a game design competition run by Amiga Format's sister magazine Amiga Power.
The idea of the competition was to design a game around the theme of Space Invaders.
Drawing upon the influence of his vocation in life
- playing chess - Demiss programmed a game called Chess Invaders.
Peter Molyneux was so impressed by this game that, in October 92 he tried Demiss out on a week's work experience at Bullfrog. Demiss has been there, on and off, ever since.
Unofficially rated as the second best chess player in Europe, Demiss went into the Bullfrog hall of fame by challenging their six best programmers to a simultaneous game. Each player had half an hour on their clocks. Demiss only had a minute. Every opponent checked out to their deadly mate within 15 seconds. Pretty impressive action we'd say!
The really clever part about Theme Park is the different personalities given to its visitors. They range from children to old women to blond men.
Each behaves in an individual manner and their responses can be checked at any time by querying them with the question mark icon - how much money they've spent and whether they're happy are the main considerations here.
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deadline for a decision on the future of Commodore has passed
an announcement has yet to be made.
The deadline has been extended to take account of difficulties, believed to have an effect on one of the potential bidders.
It seems that whatever will pass into the hands of the successful bidder will not include the components and part-assembled machines currently lying in a Phillipines factory because a dispute has arisen over finances. It seems that, among others, the Phillipino government wouldn’t be pleased to see them go without some substanual settlement.
YOU TOO CANDO Fi e nformation: Name: TracyPic Size: 464,716 Dim: 735 x 535 Format: HAM8 Source: Scan Inovatronics are putting the finishing touches to Version 3.0 of their AFGold-rated authoring system, CanDo. The program, which allows you to easily create applications and presentations by pointing and clicking on icons rather than writing program code, has been massively updated.
Version 3.0 of CanDo boasts a vast array of new and enhanced features including improved Intuition window and screen controls and panning and a lot more besides. We’ll be reviewing CanDo
3. 0 in next month’s issue of Amiga Format, but in the meantime,
Inovatronics will fill you in on the details on 0101 214 340
4991.
As the management buyout team (Pleasance, Proudfoot et al) are the only ones likely to be interested in components, it seems that the delay is in their favour. In fact, it is widely believed that the liquidators favour the management team, because they have put in the highest bid, and also the one which would keep the company in operation in the long term.
According to industry sources, the new company would completely drop the name Commodore and would instead call themselves something along the lines of Amiga International Inc - not to be confused with a small magazine It’s a well-known fact that prolonged exposure to the radiation emitted by computer monitors and televisions isn’t entirely good for you.
Keston-based Gepro think they’ve got the answer with their new Computer Optics specs, which they claim protect your eyes against ultraviolet light and electromagnetic radiation.
Modelled in lightweight black plastic, Gepro say the specs absorb reflective glare and soften light from the screen. The specs come in two forms - either complete for £32.99 or as a clip-on unit for £29.99. Contact Gepro on 0689 851206.
With a similar name. Other reliable industry sources claim that that Amiga Inc are undaunted by the prospect of starting manufacture from scratch. In fact, they have reckoned on having the first machines roll off the lines of a UK factory in under two months from the word go. This would leave them slighdy late for Christmas (in the opinion of most dealers), but still with a reasonably strong presence.
Don Carter of ZCL, the largest distributor of Amiga equipment told Amiga Format: “Our desperate need is for stock to sell once consumer demand reappears, as it surely will, as soon as the management buyout is achieved. What we need Free entry to CG Expo ’94 True to our word, Amiga Formal has secured free entry for all Afreaders (aged over 18) to Computer Graphics Expo ’94.
Destined to be the biggest show of its kind in Europe, CG Expo will feature the very best for the entire world of computer graphics, from still pictures to movie special effects to VR and beyond.
The event is a trade-only show, but the organisers have relented and allowed Amiga Format readers free entry to the show. Just make your way to the Wembley Conference Centre on November 8, 9 or 10 - as long as you’re over 18 and are carrying this very issue of Amiga Format, you’ll get in for free - a saving of £10!
As well as state-of-the-art computer graphics, CG Expo is also playing host to the Interactive Entertainment Developer’s Forum, where animators, artists and designers can show off their work to the development community.
Without doubt, this will be the most exciting event of its kind ever to be held in the UK, so don’t miss out! For more info call 081-995 3632.
NEWS OCTOBER 1994 The deadline for the announcement of the new owners of Commodore has passed, and still there's no firm news. But all is not lost.
Nick Veitch brings you the latest developments.
From the new management is a miracle, a great new A1200 pack for November and a hint of what comes next for 1995.1 know David (Pleasance) well enough to know that if anyone can do it, he can.” Even software companies are optimistic. Rue Stanley, of major software distributors Meridian, told us: “There is steadfast support for the Amiga from independents and multiple stores, and from the software houses who develop products. If their confidence can be kept alive then I believe the Amiga will survive.
The computer press has been full of pronouncements of Commodore’s demise, I think that an aggressive campaign is needed to rebut this.” More details of the arrangements with financial backers reveal that the new company will not have to prove itself over the Christmas period, as was previously suspected. This would certainly give the new company a breathing space to develop the technology which is apparently just around the corner.
FREE book with next month’s AF Next month Amiga Format brings you a free 96-page book about CD-ROM and the Internet - two of the most important things to happen to the Amiga this decade.
The covermounted book contains excerpts from two forthcoming Amiga Format books - A1200s, CD-ROMs, And The Things You Have To Know and internet Modems, And The Whole Comms Thing.
The CD-ROM section of the covermounted book contains detailed information about how CD-ROM works, what it can do and the best way for you to get into it, while the part dedicated to Comms and the Internet explains everything you need to know about modems, protocols and software, and shows you how to get on to the Net quickly, simply and painlessly.
All this plus our amazing Coverdisks, tutorials, reviews, news, features, game previews, letters and much, much more. Don't miss it!
Commodore are known to be working on a RISC-based Amiga which will combine the speed of a new processor with the enhanced power of the next generation of Amiga custom chips. Such a machine would be capable of running in native Amiga mode, or supporting an operating system such as Windows NT. Next month in Amiga Formal we’ll have a feature covering everything you could ever want to know about RISC technology and how the new Amiga would work.
The other machine in the pipeline is the A1200CD as revealed exclusively by AF last month. This would be a very welcome entry to the Christmas marketplace, but whether the new company will attempt to introduce it in such a short timeframe is open to question.
No-one from the ex-Commodore management, still based at Maidenhead, would talk on the record to Amiga Format, but rest assured we’ll have a full report next month on the outcome of the liquidator’s decision and the brief from the newly formed company.
SECOND ISSUE The first issue of Amiga CD32 was such a success that we're publishing another one. And so, from the makers of Amiga Format comes the second issue of Amiga CD32 - on sale on October 6.
Just like the original, issue 2 will have a game-packed Coverdisc and will be bursting at the seams with previews of all the latest CD32 games, loads of reviews, tips and all the latest news.
And if you get tired of playing games why not shove in a video and put your feet up with a nice cup of tea? Steve Jarratt decodes FMV, MPEG and the future of the game video.
To make sure that you get your copy of Amiga CD32 you can fill out a shopsave form at your local WH Smith store and they'll reserve a copy for you.
If you've got a CD32 then get Amiga CD32 magazine.
* 5 The Jeff Walker Column How often have you wished there was a
way to get reliable technical support for your Amiga? There
can't be many who haven't at one time or another been forced to
struggle over a brick wall of a problem that might easily have
been sorted out with one quick phone call.
You may have tried calling your Amiga dealer; and you may have been politely informed that they can only help with problems that are specific to the hardware or software that they sold you. Much of the time your problem with a specific bit of software may be complicated by the fact that you have fitted a bit of hardware which you bought from a different dealer. Or it may be much more generic a 'simple' problem to do with setting up a Workbench preferences editor or something similar.
These are the kinds of problems Amiga Format deals with every month, but limited time and space means we can only answer relatively few of the thousands of cries for help we receive, and even then you may have to wait a month or more for the solution. You all have a right to expect a fast solution.
How many times have you been told that there are more than a million Amiga owners in this country alone? This is not a small number. There is no question of there not being enough users to worry about. For example, there are only slightly more UK satellite TV owners than there are UK Amiga owners. Yet if any of them have the slightest problem they have a choice of two or three phone numbers they can call for immediate help. If they call the dealer who supplied their decoder and dish, that dealer won't give a fig where they bought their actual TV set, that dealer will endeavour to sort out the
problem, no matter how long it takes. The dealer's only concern is that you, the customer, should go away happy.
So why, when I call an Amiga dealer for help, will that dealer almost always refuse to help when it becomes obvious that the reason I am struggling is not because the product I bought is faulty, but because I do not yet fully understand the Amiga? Why isn't my Amiga dealer as helpful as my satellite TV dealer?
Two reasons, I believe. Firstly, money. Amiga dealers are undercutting each other so ruthlessly that profit margins are often lower than makes economic sense. Why? Because when Jack The Lad Computers suddenly advertises something for a fiver less than everyone else, everyone else's kneejerk reaction is to advertise it for a fiver less than Jack The Lad Computers. Do you, the consumer, win from this sort of competition? In the short term yes, because it saves you money. But in the long term you lose because dealers have earned so little they are reluctant to provide even a rudimentary
after-sales service. It is not your fault they set their profit margins so low, yet ultimately you are the ones who have to pay for it.
However, St isn't just about money. Lack of technical expertise is normally the real reason dealers cannot help. How many times have you phoned a product's technical help line only to receive little or no help? But some of these companies have staff whose job is to do nothing else but provide technical support. How come they seem to know so little about the subjects they are supposed to be experts on? PC and Mac users wouldn't put up with it. Heck, washing machine users wouldn't put up with it. So why on earth should Amiga users have to put up with it? Sooner or later loyalty to the product
will evaporate, and we'll all start buying other brands.
I believe that ultimately it is the responsibility of the software or hardware manufacturer to train its dealers and distributors, and to ensure that those dealers and distributors are providing a proper after-sales service. And now that the Amiga slate has effectively been wiped clean. Commodore (or whoever else ends up manufacturing the Amiga) should take a lead. To Commodore and its dealers, I remind you that we are your customers, we are paying your mortgages and feeding your families, and you should be taking a damn sight more care of us.
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Meandering along at the recent European Computer Trade Show
show at the Design Centre, Islington, I realised how the
venue was particularly apposite for the event. For the great
majority of Amiga Format readers - those who don't live in
London - Islington is a very confused part of the capital.
It's a place where the delicate dribblings of antique dealers
mix with the beery requests from curb-resting down and outs.
Islington has got bijou eateries of the Cafe Fou Fou persuasion banged in next to the Workman cafe and Kebab U Like. Islington is one of those London urburbs (an urburb is the Inner City version of a suburb by the way) that is terraced and not high-rised, it has that the cosy 'caringness' that ensures that Big Issue salespeople steer clear in fear of having to indulge half an hour's conversation with some caring type who then hands over exactly the right amount of money and a patronising grin.
Islington would love to be a workers' paradise as long as the workers know their penne piscatora from their fromage frais.
Placed in the midst of all this is the Design Centre, a three tiered hall that glorifies form over content. It is perfect for a show that relied heavily on the number of polygons that can be thrown around a screen rather than the number of levels you can play without falling asleep. Islington and the Design Centre epitomises the state of computer gaming at the moment.
Wandering around the show you could hear people with new grey suits (with the occasional multi-coloured waistcoats to give colour and individuality) and horribly bewildered programmers (adding authenticity) ba-baaing about 'The Internet', 'Millions and millions of colours', '64-bits', 'More MIPS than the RoadRunner', 'We must do lunch' and 'Erm... what exactly is going on?' (the programmer).
A few years ago people met at the show and discussed gameplay. They would talk about which game was going to capture the popular imagination - and the popular purse, no bad thing though, you gotta live. People were concerned about which techniques they could use to add gameplay because the gameplay was the magic factor that would retain an audience.
This year's ECTS, however, continued the trend set about two years ago in which the content of the game became a secondary issue. This was the time that the software industry began to convince itself that it was the new Hollywood.
Apparently, the consensus is that playing a computer game is the equivalent to sitting in the Spratts Road Odeon and watching Die Hard. The theory seems to be that a good few hours building up your Syndicate strength or bopping a few Sensible goals into the back of the old onion bag is akin to lying back, scarfing down some Kia Ora-soaked popcorn and waiting for Pearl And Dean to end. Or rather it doesn't. The Hollywood- gaming analogy only actually extends to the game player in terms of platitudes such as 'stunning graphics', 'amazing sonics', 'depth of the play-world environment' and 'more
man- development-hours' (and, of course, bloody polygons!).
Everybody wants to produce a Flintstones, nobody is interested in Reservoir Dogs. We are hitting a period in which the gameplay element of gaming is becoming a tertiary issue, at least when it comes to sales points. Let's hope that it's just a phase.
Before I go. I've got to offer an apology to Jeff Minter - sorry Jeff, you didn't rip off Tempest for Tempest 20001 was w-w-w- rong. And I've got to follow up the Jay Miner request. I was given some excellent advice (sorry I've lost all my saved E-mails due to a nightmare hardware crash) via the Internet relating to Jay's sad death. If you want to do something in memory of Jay, donate some money to the National Kidney Foundation and carry a donor card (and make sure you tell your relatives that you're doing so). Cheers then!
Tim Smith is Technology Editor of Computer Trade Weekly. Contact him at tsmithb@cix.coinpulink.co.uk and timbo@gashead.denion.co.uk. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMJGA FORMAT The Tm Smith Column The Amiga Theatre at the Future Entertainment Show at Earls Court from October 26- 30 is set to be the event of the year for all Amiga owners.
Just check out the timetable of events above to see what we’ll be bringing you, and on top of all that there will be several Lightwave, Imagine and interactive demos running continuously on the video wall.
There’s also a fantastic opportunity for you to get in on the action. Every day of the show we’ll be having a readers’ competition. You are all invited to submit ¦ ¦ ¦- ‘T".'WJ‘- L--V The new Sca a Software Suite can save you almost £80.
Silica have bundled the superb Scala MM300 multimedia program with Sca a Echo, a clever little device which allows Sca a MM300 to directly control a wide variety of video recorders and LaserDisc players through an infra red sensor connected to the Amiga's serial port. Silica claim that most Sca a MM300 buyers purchase Sca a Echo anyway so buying the two packages together in the Sca a Software Suite bundle saves almost £80. All this can be yours for just £399. Contact Silica on 081-309 1111 for more information.
SCALA BUNDLE P Stylus unveil ProVector 3.0 If you liked the ProVector 2 structured drawing package on the AF58 Coverdisk, then you’re going to absolutely love ProVector 3, the star of the new Stylus ProPak bundle.
Due for launch on September 30, the Stylus ProPak contains four brand new programs - ProVector 3, StylusTracer (a new bitmap tracing utility), PSImport (import PostScript illustrations into ProVector) and RexxRequest (a powerful Arexxtool). All this structured drawing power can be yours for the introductory price of about £160. It is available from Meridian Software Distribution on 081-543 3500.
The most striking new feature of ProVector 3 is its front end which has undergone a major interface lift to incorporate changes to the Amiga’s own Workbench environment. ProVector 3 also fully supports the AGA chip set and boasts a powerful new gradient fill option, and many new object effects such as perspective, blending, skewing, mirroring and warping.
Material for prizes in the following categories: Graphics, Demos, Games, DTV, Music, Animations, Desktop Publishing and Miscellaneous.
The top entrant each day will get a brand new Panasonic KX2123 printer to take home with them, and the best entry of the whole show will win its author a superb Zappo CD-ROM drive.
All you have to do to take part in this spectacular competition is save your entries on to a floppy disk. On the front of this very magazine, in the bag with your TV*Text disk, you should find another Earls Court 2 26th- 30“ October 1994 i Easy internet '"¦a
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Internet with .net. label. Fill out the relevant details on
this label and attach it to your floppy disk. Now all you have
to do is bring the disk along with you to the show.
All entries MUST be placed in the magic judging bucket BEFORE 11am on the day of the show.
Preliminary judging will take place behind the scenes, and at the close of the day, our panel of experts will make the final selections.
If you have created anything that you reckon is better than the best, be it a Dpaint animation or a fantastic MED soundtrack, bring it along and see what the experts think.
If you have created something on video, we will also accept video cassettes, just stick the label on the outside of the cassette and hand it in.
Other highlights of the show include an experimental Amiga area organised by Premier SILICA CARES Silica have introduced their new SilicaCare extended warranty scheme which provides cover for your Amiga and peripherals for up to five years. The new scheme, which is available to all Silica customers, provides repair and replacement of all parts including major components such as monitor tubes and hard drives. Silica will also provide free courier collection and delivery of any items covered under the scheme with most items being repaired and returned within 10 days.
Silica can tailor a warranty to suit your requirements based around the value of the equipment and the duration of the warranty. As a guide, however, Silica can provide two years warranty coverage of an Amiga system worth up to £1,500 for £38. For more information, contact Silica on 081-309 1111.
PICTURE THIS Amiga users lacking in artistic talent will love Enlightenment Systems' new CD-ROM disc, Multimedia Pictures. The disc contains 50 overscan size pictures stored in HAM8 and 256-colour AGA modes. The pictures cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from historical buildings to scenery and wildlife. Call Enlightenment on 0387 54195 for further information.
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There’s also a jolly interesting InterNet diary, a feature on Net cult and help with all your frequently- asked questions. The first issue is on sale on October 26 priced £2.95, but look out for a special preview being bundled with next month’s Amiga Shopper.
Vision, who will be demonstrating some of the hottest new hardware and software, and there will be loads of opportunities to pick up bargains galore for your machine at the many stands.
There will also be quite a few consoles at the show, including the first showing of the 3DO, and loads of machines where you can try out all of the latest games titles. All in all it’s set to be the greatest show on earth, and it would be a shame if you didn’t come along to see it and get the chance to buy your Amiga Format chums a few beers.
You can pay on the day to get into the show, but veterans of such things may like to avoid the lengthy queues by booking a ticket in advance. For booking information and details of special offers, see page 131.
SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS We hope to be answering quite a lot of your questions at the Future Entertainment Show, but to ensure that time isn't wasted, running around with microphones in the audience, we'd like you to send us in your questions now.
This means that we will have plenty to get us going, and also means we will be able to answer your questions better, because we will be able to research the answers in advance. If you happen to be in the audience, we can have you come up and ask the question in person if you like (but you probably won't want to get too close).
If you have any questions, either for the Meet The Teams sessions or the Techie Q&A section, then send them to us now!
JUST THE FACTS... Ttw FES '94 tak«s place at Earls Court 2 In London from Wednesday, October 26 to Sunday, October 30.
Tkkets cost £6 (£7 on the day) and are available from the FES hotline: 0369 4235.
The final of the National Games Championships is being held at FES. The top players from the heats held at Future Zone stores across the UK will battle for a first prize of a multimedia system of £2,000 and the title of Britain's Best Games Player.
Get Netted CHEAPER SURRAS Following hot on the hoofs of Power Computing's sub-£200 Aceex V32.bls modem, the First Computer Centre has dropped the price on their Supra V32.bis Fax modem from £209.99 to £178.99. First Computer Centre are now also selling the new Supra 288 Fax modem which runs at twice the speed of the original V32.bb modem. Contact them on 0532 319444.
FLEXIDUJVIP UPGRADED Care Electronics has upgraded its popular printing utility, FtexiDump. Version 3 now removes horizontal banding and white lines from all dot matrix and * -. -C ‘H. Sp-iyk Zl '¦ * - , *L',R bubblejet printers as well as extending ribbon life. All this is possible thanks to a new 'shingling' system. Contact Care on 0923 894064.
I: I MGI :ton gobs INTERNET Net surfing Amiga users In the Brighton area can get on-line cheaper thanks to Pavilion Internet PLC. The new company, Brighton-based, aims to provide the area with local phone call access to the Internet. The company will carry all Internet services including World Wide Web, Internet Relay Chat Usenet News, E-mail and Telnet Get online by talking to Pavilion on 01273 607072.
VIDEO OPTIONS A4000 owners requiring the best possible video output from their computers should form an orderly queue outside the offices of Lola Marketing Ltd (0858 433501). Lola have just launched their new L4020 Video Options card which provide the A4000 with a number of additional video outputs. The card, which connects internally to the A4000's video slot provides one RF (TV modulator) output three colour composite outputs and one Y C (S-VHS) output.
EUREKA'S NEW COMMUNICATOR Dutch electronics company Eureka have released an upgraded version of their CD32 Communicator. The device, which was reviewed in AFS3, allows any Amiga to control the operations of a CD32 allowing files to be transferred from a CD-ROM drive to an Amiga. The new Communicator has faster file transfer speeds (Up to 210,000 baud on an A4000), Improved file transfer protocols (including a new high-speed CD-ROM device driver) and an improved design.
Contact Eureka on 010 314637 0800.
STRESS RELIEF Using an Amiga is good for your health!
At least ft will be if you treat yourself to Golden Image's new Eye Fascial and Foot Massagers. Designed to be used during sessions with your computer, these two devices relieve stress while you work.
The Eye Fascfal massager costs £24.95 and the Foot Massager costs £16.95. Golden Image are on 081-3651102.
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Sysop Tony Miller claims it's cheaper to dial the premium rate line for his new One Stop Amiga Software Shop BBS than it is to order software from a PD library.
Disk from a PD library. Not only that, but the board’s instant - you don’t have to wait a week (or longer) for the PD library to send out your disks,” he said.
He also claims that the new premium rate line hasn’t been set up just to line his pockets. Revenue generated by the new board has been ploughed back into the 01 For Amiga BBS.
“Since the premium rate board was setup, the money we’ve managed to raise has paid for free access to both Fidonet and the Internet for all 01 users.
This would not have been possible without the income from the premium rate line,” adds Miller.
SCAN BY FOR ACTION!
Epson have launched their new GT-9000 scanner, a 30-bit, single pass scanner priced at £1,299. Although the GT-9000 is aimed primarily at Mac and PC owners, it can be used with the Amiga thanks to the loader module function of ASDG’s brilliant Art. Department Professional 2.5 software. The GT-9000 offers an optical, resolution of 600x1200 dpi at a rather unusual 30-bit (effectively 24-bit) colour resolution. Epson are on 0442 61144.
NEW TYRESfVIITH SHIRS The long-awaited DTP package PageStream- 3.0 may still be waiting in the wings, but US manufacturers Soft-Logic (0101 314 894 8608) have at least managed to finally ship Version 2.5 of their outline font editor, TypeSmith. The new version of TypeSmith boasts full support for PC and Apple Mac TrueType, Final Writer and Lightwave outline fonts.
LIGHTWAVE JVIAG s Lightwave users will be pleased to learn that subscriptions to the American publication Lightwave ggg Pro are now available in this country through Phosphor Dot Productions on 0843 292150.
«-»•* Lightwave Pro is a monthly mag which deals solely with NewTek's brilliant 3D rendering package which is reviewed in this issue.
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POWER AND SHOPPER NOT CRAP’ SHOCK You may be forgiven for thinking that Amiga Format is the only Amiga magazine in the known universe, and while it is certainly the best, you might like to know what is going on in our sister mags - pale, shabby imitations that they may be.
Jonathan Davies, editor (or in fact democratic leader of the Power Co-operative) has this to say about his latest issue: "The October issue of Amiga Power is going to be... (toot toot toot 1000ot...) a Three- Disk Spectacular! We had too many great demos to fit on two disks, so we're giving you three, containing the incredible Theme Park, the long-awaited Alien Breed 2: Tower Assault, rock-hard platform shoot-em-up Ruff 'n' Tumble and the irresistibly cute Bubble 'n' Squeak. Inside there's an exclusive review of Super Stardust and a four- page review of Theme Park. Plus! We connect ourselves
to complicated medical equipment to discover if games are as exciting as real life" On the more serious side, that esteemed organ, Amiga Shopper, is up to all sorts of techie nonsense.
Resident dictator-for-life Richard Baguley has this to say: "This month's Amiga Shopper gives you the truth on expanding your A1200. We tell you which RAM board gives you the space you need and which accelerator pushes your A1200 into fifth gear in our Supertest, and you can even win yourself a GVP accelerator. There's also an Assembly language tutorial, a new series on how to write a chess program, and a free Internet book on the cover."
Amiga Bulletin Board Sysop Tony Miller has defended his controversial new BBS against claims that he is making money from ‘free’ PD software. The new BBS, called One Slop Amiga Software Shop has been launched on a premium rate telephone line.
Costing 39p per minute at cheap rate and 48p at all other times, the new board offers what is perhaps the UK’s largest collection of freely-distributable software, clip art, fonts and files, all of which are available for immediate download on to any Amiga equipped with a modem.
The board has over 1.2 Gigabytes (that’s over 1,000Mb!) Of Public Domain CompuGraphic and Adobe Type 1 outline fonts and 800Mb of clip art files, not to mention just about every single Public Domain and Shareware utility ever released for the Amiga. Ail you have to do is to dial up the One Slop Amiga Software Shop board on 0891 517040, pick the files you want and then download them directly on to your Amiga.
The board’s arrival has been greeted with a certain amount of scepticism from users who claim that it is wrong to make money from software that is supposed to be free. But Tony Miller, the board’s Sysop, who is also Sysop for the 01 For Amiga BBS, was quick to defend his new board.
“If you have a relatively fast modem (a V.32bis model, for example), downloading software from the new board is actually cheaper than buying a Dirty. Smelly. Malnourished. Escaping home has its downside. But don’t panic. A Young Persons Railcard makes crawling home a lot cheaper.
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Steve McGill shows you how to harness the power of the Amiga and take control of all aspects of video production.
Video is probably the most exciting, creative and potential- packed area of the Amiga scene. And what makes the Amiga the best desktop video platform available in Britain today is the fact that right from the beginning, the Amiga family was built for video.
From the humble A500 to the mighty A4000, all Amigas have a powerful four- channel 8-bit sound chip, genlocking capabilities and overscan graphic output.
Marry this to the easy-to-use, WIMP-based multitasking operating system and you’re talking about serious video power.
But power is nothing without control.
With the Amiga at the heart of a desktop video studio, the user has complete control over all aspects of production. To harness this power though, you have to take your software to task and use it. Practice and a hands-on experience should always precede theory. Acting like this £ eventually helps you visualise things M more easily and develop the fine tuning required for effective videos.
W Learn the machine’s capabilities and limits and work within them. After a short time, you’ll obtain an intimacy with the Amiga and software which breeds inner confidence. From this confidence, user competence and good ideas are born.
Throw in some motivation and great ideas will burst to life as you experiment.
There are four key elements which make the Amiga family of computers the ideal tool to use in a desktop video studio.
They are integration, versatility, expansion and potential.
No matter what equipment you have, the Amiga seamlessly integrates into the set up. That environment could be a humble domestic video recorder with television, or a complete M2 digital editing suite equipped with every electronic box of tricks under the sun. The uses the Amiga can be put to are incredibly versatile, ft can be use as an off-line digital edit machine, a sound FX generator, a digital painting We don't expect you to create a Hitchcock classic, but if you want to pick up some tips about using simple, but unusual, camera angles and sound to brilliant effect, you could do worse
than checking out Psycho, The Birds and the other Hitchcock masterpieces.
Canvas, an edit controller, a music machine, a caption generator, a special FX machine and much, much more.
Don’t worry if you’re starting from scratch either. The Amiga can quickly and conveniently be expanded to handle almost any task.
But don’t be put off if you read elsewhere that you can only produce something worthwhile if you’ve got an accelerator card, a hard drive and 10Mb of RAM. Sure, flashier, shinier, more powerful effects can be achieved with these, but too many people writing about Amiga desktop video are overcome by all of this raw power and tend to indulge in the big box accelerated effect.
This big box effect is driven by technical considerations akin to the ‘my gun’s bigger than your gun’ school of thought. The most important driving force behind Amiga DTV should be creative ideas themselves. This concept cannot be stressed too strongly. It’s much more important than the video support equipment you own.
But all you need to start experimenting with the Amiga’s amazing video capabilities is any Amiga with 1Mb of RAM, a video recorder and the TV*Text Professional program on this month’s Amiga Format Coverdisk.
All you need to start experimenting is any Amiga, a video recorder and TV*Text 99 TYPOGRAPHY TV*Text Professional is one of the best titling programs available for the Amiga.
But the word titling doesn’t really do justice to TV*Text’s potential and video typography should never be underestimated merely as titling. Titles can set the tone of scenes and influence their seriousness, content, humour, excitement and overall message. Your choice of typeface is just about as important as the intent you wish to convey.
Take a look at an old Hammer film.
Invariably, the typeface is set in red to convey action and horror. The gothic style conveys the time period of the story about to unfold and raises the expectations of the viewer.
Experiment with and gather together as many typefaces as you can. If your machine has Workbench 2 or better, aim for and collect outline fonts. The advantage of being able to scale the font size to your needs far outweighs the extra memory and drive space they take up.
As soon you’ve collected a few typefaces begin paying attention to the numerous typefaces that surround you in our media-bombarded environment, such as in newspapers, magazines, billboards, films, TV adverts, pop, sport and news programmes. Oh, and for some instant ideas, tune into MTV, The Chart Show and Movies, Games And Videos whenever you can. Many of the effects you see there can be easily emulated with your Amiga.
Take notes, mental and actual, of the typefaces which have most impact. Think about how you could use them in your own productions. Copy what you’ve seen, if only to check out how easy or difficult certain effects are to implement. Just make sure that you don’t infringe on some of the Draconian copyright laws lurking around the corner waiting to trap you.
As a simple example of effective typeface use on television, take the news on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast. The newsreader sits to the left of centre of the screen. On the top right, the headline of each news piece is displayed in a bold white typeface similar to Futura.
As each news bite finishes, a beeper sounds, cuing the viewer to expect a new story. The text rotates to another headline in the same timeline as the beeper. It’s simple, effective and attention grabbing - the aim of all video communication - and what you should try to achieve.
As another example of effective typeface use, take a look at the Prince video Sign Of The Times. The text and typefaces change, transform, scroll, sparkle and pulsate to the beat and voice of the singer. They almost seem alive. Their gyrations are sensuously seductive. The exciting aspect of all this promiscuous typographic frivolity is that you too could execute the same idea using an A500, A600 or A1200 armed with Deluxe Paint 3 or 4.
Continued overleaf 4 We couldn't get hold of a grab of Sesame Street to illustrate some of the better uses of colour, so we used Prince. This effect could be achieved in several different ways.
LOOK AND LEARN One of the handiest ways to teach yourself the various techniques used on television is to use a Vidi digitiser. Grab a series of frames at max speed in 16-shade greyscale. Each frame corresponds to around half a second of on-screen time.
Stepping through each one lets you analyse elements of their composition such as close-up, long shot, medium shot, if the next event is a straight cut, fade, dissolve and what type of typography is used. You'll be surprised at how much and how quickly you leam the techniques yourself.
Rift SUPER DUPER GENLOCK FX Take particular note of the length of time that the camera stays on the soap brand. This ensures that anyone fast-forwarding with a video still absorbs the brand name. Sneaky or what?
Don’t worry too much about the resolution or aliasing of the typefaces you use. If you’re low on memory and you’re not making any money from the venture, it doesn’t matter - look at some Teletext pages if you’re not convinced. They’re perfectly readable.
If you’ve got the beef of extra memory, then go ahead, use higher resolutions and anti-alias your fonts, but don’t worry about lo-res jaggies. If your ideas are good enough, shoW them off in all their lo-res jaggied, anti-aliased glory.
If you’re lucky, you might just convince someone to put up the capital for some extra hardware. Until then though, work in lo-res with a minimum amount of colours. This saves memory and should give you some spare frames to play around with to animate your text.
Try out your efforts on friends, workmates and relatives. Observe their reactions and stop the tape if you’re boring them. Learn to thicken your skin.
Negative criticism can hurt but don’t take offence. Learn from what’s said to you.
You can create all of the above features with nothing more than a standard A500, A600 or A1200, your TV*Text Professional Cover disk, the Dpainl or Personal Paint you probably got bundled with your Amiga and a %'ideo recorder.
What’s holding you back?
DIGITISING When you hook up a digitiser to your Amiga, you enter an aesthetic electronic world of cut and paste plagiarism where anything you point a camcorder at transforms into a machine-manipulable image. You have complete control over the image’s destiny and this gives incredible power to the imaginative videographer - a power that can be tapped in a myriad of ways.
Montage, collage, rotoscoped animation, image processing, false dissolves and transitions. They’re all at the absolute discretion and disposal of the Amiga DTVer. Grab strong images such as logos, close-ups of faces, posters, magazine adverts - especially those found in women’s magazines - textures, anything that takes your fancy. Play around with the grabs to your heart’s desire.
Aim for a digitiser like Rombo’s Vidi Amiga series. These digitisers are cheap and reproduce images of staggering quality. Many of the pictures in this feature were obtained using a Panasonic MS95B S- VHS camcorder and a Vidi 12RT digitiser.
In fact, the Vidi 12RT reproduced much better images than Amiga Formal’s Mac-based grabbing system. And that’s not all you can do with the Vidi series. The features they boast are immeasurable.
Sequences of frames can be captured, saved off as anims and image-processed.
With extra memory, you can deconstruct and dissect television advertising.
If you’ve got 4Mb of memory or more, you can grab around 30 seconds of 16- shade greyscale video. You can then step through each frame and spot the number of technical events, cuts, transitions, zooms, fades, pans, tilts, morphs and typography. Playing around with Vidi this way teaches you more about video production than the best written or illustrated magazine feature ever could.
It’s often been said that advertising represents the shock troops of capitalism.
It’s debatable whether that’s a good thing or not, but one element beyond any debate is that vast resources are spent on advertising and that adverts are becoming increasingly more sophisticated in their power to persuade.
Deconstructing the visual narrative with a digitiser lets you dispassionately analyse the tricks employed to persuade.
Hitch a ride on the back of TV advertising’s power. Copy, parody and shape it in anyway you see fit. Most of all, enjoy yourself.
GENLOCKS Genlocks are widely considered to be an essential piece of DTV equipment.
They not only encode computer graphics to a signal that can be recorded to video tape, but they also let you mix those graphics with an external video picture.
The uses a genlock can be put to are therefore innumerable.
The simplest use of a genlock is to overlay titles. These titles could be the opening screen credits of a production, subtitles for a foreign film, an aid to help the deaf, introductions to characters appearing on screen or simply an aid to the location of a shot.
With a strong grasp of the power of typography, you will soon realise the amount of potential packed in a tiding package and genlock combination.
Animated mattes can be particularly effective if the lighting of the animation matches that of the shot. Imagine a ghost car hissing by your window at night. The light of the sodium lamps reflect off the car’s bodywork and enhance the feeling of surreal happenings.
The most important feature of a genlock is the quality of its output. The better the quality, the more copy generations you’ll be able to get away with.
After that, look for extra features. The ability to fade foreground and background graphics is probably the most desirable of these. Check out the genlock round-up on page 111 to see which genlock best suits your pocket and ambitions.
Combine a digitiser with a genlock and you’re looking at amazing potential.
Pseudo dissolves and transitions can be seamlessly perfected. Add some Arexx control, and you could fool all but the most professional of videographers into
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SOUND DIGITISERS Just like video digitisers, a properly used sound digitiser, or sampler, is of immense benefit to the Amiga DTVer.
Sounds can be borrowed from any source, twisted, shaped, stretched, quantised, tuned, metamorphed, faded, merged and pasted together to form completely new continuous soundtracks.
Depending on the software used, these tracks can then be audio dubbed on to a recording deck to match the visuals of a video sequence.
But that’s not all. A genlock can also be used to emulate a film matte. Most of us are aware of this with films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit but old films are also a great source of mattes. The Emerald City in the Wizard Of Oz, for example, was merely a painting on a piece of glass placed in front of the yellow brick road. If you pay attention, you’ll see that Dorothy and her motley crew never actually appear in front of the matte. That’s the secret of the best mattes.
“ The Emerald City in The Wizard Of Oz was merely a painting on a piece of glass placed in front of the yellow brick road 99 Principally, there are two kinds of matte - still and animated. Still mattes are best for establishing scenes which tell the viewer the location of the following scenes.
The beauty of a still matte is the ability to shape computer graphics to match the terrain of the shot. The one thing to worry about is that the shading of the computer graphic matches the ambient lighting of the video shot.
Don’t underrate the impact that a well- implemented, Amiga-generated soundtrack can have. Footsteps, screams, screeches, roars, barks, thuds, splashes, dicks, whops, splats, bangs and all manner of other sounds add real sizzle and reality to visual sequences.
Imagine watching footage of an approaching helicopter without sound. It would completely lack impact. Whereas, with the Amiga in control, the volume could be gradually increased as the helicopter approached.
Try this out at home. Film a car coming towards the camera. Add the sound later. From one sample of a moving car, increase the volume to match the distance of the car to the camera lens. It’s simple, effective and adds a touch of realistic magic to your video pictures.
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If you listen to the sound FX on TV nature programmes you will find there are very few real sounds in there. Most of them have been created - you can create your own sounds with the Amiga.
EDIT CONTROLLERS Each shot has a natural life time. Exceed this limit and the shot becomes boring.
The knack lies in finding the point at which a shot starts being interesting and the point at which the interest expires.
Editing is the most important part of a final production. This is where all the best shots and best FX - both sound and graphics - are bolted together and shaped into a flowing narrative.
Practice with a series of anim frames that you’ve captured with Vidi. Knock them around, change the order you play them in and note any difference in impact that the new order creates. The experience you gain from doing this is immeasurable.
Play around, figure out what works best and why and take a look at some of the better examples of cutting in PD demos such as Mina Omistan from The Movement and Maximum Overdrive 2 by Rage.
If you’ve got an event sequencer such as Deluxe Video 3, Scala or CanDo you can add a soundtrack to the pictures as well.
This lets you develop your own highly stylised digital movies and dump them out on to video tape. The amount of footage you can store in the Amiga at any one time depends on the amount of memory you have, so if you can only put together 10 seconds of footage at a time, do it that way.
Record the footage to tape and then load in the next section you have worked But all is not lost if your equipment doesn't have this. KRP can hardwire a video deck for you so that it can be controlled directly. The fee is around £50. A worthwhile investment indeed.
The entry level system, the ES20 can control up to four machines at once. For example, two video sources, one recording deck and a mixer. If you use Hi8 equipment, the ES20 reads RCTC timecode and controls the machines to within one frame of accuracy.
The recording deck can be controlled either from a hard wired system or infra red - it's best to opt for hard wire control for greater accuracy.
The TES20 is the natural upgrade to its smaller brother. It reads and writes SMPTE EBU time code.
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Gives a smoother look.to the anti-aliased graphic.
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The source deck, be it a camcorder or video deck, must have some sort of edit terminal for the controller to connect to. There are quite a few camcorders and decks with this feature.
Unfortunately there are even more without.
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JAGGIES: Noticeable little steps and blocks in the curves of fonts and computer graphics. Mostly associated with low screen resolutions.
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PSEUDO DISSOLVES: Effects that are very similar to dissolves. Can be done with a digitiser and a genlock.
RCTC; Kewriteable Consumer Time Code. A timecode standard invented by Sony. Can be added to any video8 or Hi-8 videotape. ¦ [ SMPTE EBU: Society Of Motion Picture And Television Engineers.and Engineering Broadcasters Union.
SMPTE is the US standard timecode and EBU is the UK equivalent. Covers both sound and vision standards.
TILTS: Similar to pans, except this time the camera moves up and down.
TRANSITIONS: Covers any of the editing tricks used to reach another scene.
STRIPING: The laying down of timecode on to the linear soundtracks of video tape.
ZOOMS: Use of a camera lens to increase or decrease distance between the subject and the viewer.
The control and flexibility with this system is staggering. To all intents and purposes, it provides the editor with frame-accurate editing - a feature which has eluded almost all other edit controllers on the domestic market.
You can't obtain this power without complementary video support equipment however. The source decks must be capable of recording hi-fi sound. This frees up the linear tracks to write SMPTE timecode to.
The system works like this: Take the tape with all of the raw footage on it. While striping its linear tracks with the timecode, you simultaneously copy the footage on to another tape and bum in a proprietary timecode. You then Gl'I.ImsPr Hilachi.SCSO JW H FHOS (i ¦M H 1:510 M H :S4?(iD ¦M Hf:S50(Hi J0C_H :S50(iD Hrcer Hey.VCR Panaiomc.FSl Panaionic.FSliID F'anajonic_FS2i)D PanasonicJSOO Panasonic WOOD Sonv.SLVOdl Sony.VfiOO Sony.V8 Sony.VBOO Sony VX1 hi t3.chi.F770 SYSIDl CMFKUMIION The most popular editing decks and camcorders are already pre-set, which saves a lot of time and hassle.
Files j Jier (Eefai.lf| • Cancel i | Save GET THE RIGHT IMAGE Central St Martins student Bettina Walter employed several excellent techniques to lure her viewers into thinking that they were watching a peep show. Once the audience was hooked, she used computer generated graphics and video footage to present some hard-hitting facts on pornography and censorship.
If you have strong views on any subject, use your Amiga to assist in presenting your case.
Some of the clips from Bettina's video were printed in the August issue of Creative Review magazine. The image used here is hot from the original. It was assembled using an Amiga 500, a Rocgen on. Versatility and flexibility are the key words here.
Depending on the software you use, you’ll also be able indulge in various fades and wipes. Check out some of your favourite TV programmes and you will probably notice that dissolves and the like are used sparingly. Too many end up giving you a headache.
As soon as you’ve got a load of footage compiled on a master tape - it can be anything from stuff shot on holiday to an idea that you’ve scripted and storyboarded
- you’ll need to edit it.
The order and sequence of the shots can detract from or enhance the production. It is in the editing field that an Amiga equipped with a genlock and the requisite hardware and software controllers really comes into its own.
In days of old, most editing was carried out 011 a single event basis. This meant that the editor had to view all of the raw Plus genlock, Dpaint4, TV*Text Professional from Afs Coverdisk, and a Panasonic camcorder.
Footage, select the shots to be edited, cue these shots manually and copy them over on to the recording deck. It was a tedious task and just one out of place shot could mean doing the whole process again.
With an Amiga in control, editing takes a quantum leap forward in creativity, ease-of-use and experimental terms.
AND FINALLY Amiga desktop video is such a huge subject that certain areas have been deliberately missed out here. The most noticeable omissions are 3D graphics and chromakey.
Both of these require such high overheads in terms of equipment and time that we chose to ignore them.
The Amiga can take control of most aspects of video production, but don’t take our word for it. The BBC bought a KRP system to teach staff the art of editing. If the BBC hold the Amiga in such high regard, why shouldn’t everyone else?
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When a list has been compiled, it's just a matter of triggering it. The editing executes automatically, leaving you to go and do something else instead.
The real power of this system comes to light after viewing the results. Say you didn't particularly like one shot or you thought one of the sequences could do with a bit of reordering.
The solution is simple. Cut and paste the edit order on the edit decision list into another arrangement and try again. When you're happy composed by GroO CMCD Vocals by Tug mas LETS TI and Dime D EC.MITK
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With the result it's just a matter of slotting in your master tape and running through the process again to produce the best master copy that you can.
But that's not all. If you've got an editing deck with Insert Edit and Audio Dub, the KRP system will make use of them as well. Insert Editing is the preferred video editing method of professional users. You too can teach yourself to use this method.
You can also insert static titles at any time you see fit. Just make sure you're using an effective typeface.
Plus controlling two S-VHS Panasonic NV-FS100 editing deck sources and a hard wired S-VHS Panasonic FS-1 as the record deck. The results were very good. Frame accuracy was maintained throughout the rigorous editing routine implemented by Lithgo Wilson.
Most impressive though was the ability to lip sync soundtracks to pictures. The audio source can be a second source video deck, the Amiga itself, a four-track tape recorder, PCM audio tracks on a video 8 machine, DAT tape recorder or any other source.
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- »• STABLE MASTERS VERSION 3 ATARI ST OR ANY COMMODORE AMIGA.
1MB RAM REALISTIC TACTICAL HORSE RACING MANAGEMENT GAME This
game is an extremely accurate and realistic horse racing
simulation that just about anyone can play with great ease and
pleasure. You play the game as an owner trainer but you can
also gamble at the bookie's. See the feature list below for
more details about the contents of this unique strategy game. ©
1994 E. & O. E.
• 1 TO 4 HUMAN PLAYERS • 35 COMPUTER CONTROLLED TRAINERS • TOP
TRAINER TABLE
• FULL SEASON • GRAPHIC RACE ACTION • 250 HORSES • 26 DIFFERENT
COURSES
• POOL OF 20 JOCKEYS • JOCKEY ORDERS • JOCKEY FEEDBACK OPTION •
BOOKIE • TIPSTERS
• 47 REAL-LIFE BIG PRIZE FLAT RACES • TRAINING CONTROL • STAFF
FEEDBACK • AUCTION
• HANDICAP AND GROUP RACE SYSTEM • DECLARATIONS • RACECARD • FORM
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ESP Software. PO Box 557, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SSI 2NB. England.
TELEPHONE (01702) 600557 FACSIMILE (01702) 613747 AF , PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL MASTERS Quite simply the best Football management game for your computer.
We have served thousands of satisfied customers during our 4 years of trading.
Over 10,000 man hours (during 5 years) has been dedicated to the production of this constantly improving game. It is one of the most realistic and accurate representations of a professional football managers annual challenge to tactically out wit and conquer every opponent.
Managers : 1 to 4 Human players, Ratings, Performance statistics, sack and offers. 3 Difficulty levels, Atager of the month and season awarded, Pools, Pick any team in any division to begin with.
League & Cup : Premier 22 teams, Division 1,2 & 3 have 24 teams, Play-offs, Tables. 7 Cup competitions with precise rules (2 legs, extra time, away goal rule, seeded draws, European Cup tables, 5 subs, non-domestic player restrictions etc.), Finalist route to glory.
Games : Yearly fixture previous list, Week fixtures results, Results from previous meeting with opponent (goes back up to 6 seasons).
Players : Real life statistics reflecting the start of 93 94 season with real positions, height, age. Live transfer market, Contract & wage negotiations, Preferred foot (left right both), Loans, Injuries, Training, Special talents, Trainees, Goalkeepers (separate skill categories), Defenders, Midfielders, Attackers & Utility, Retirements, Foreign transfers, Unhappy players, Top 10 Hot shots.
Team : Training, Tactics (15 different styles), Aggression, Formation allows specific player field settings (Left winger, Sweeper etc.). Club : Sponsorship, Ground improvements, View opponent, Finances The Match: Real time scoreboard reporting goals & injuries yellow red cards, Sound effects, Interventions permitted at any time to change tactics, formations and make subs. Physical graphical penalty participation (optional). Over 80 different referees.
Other : Fast load save, Printer access, 20 Options to set various game preferences, Instruction book, Easy to play, Technical support.
Plus : Over 100 other meticulous refinements impossible to list here.
Editor: Allows you to amend various items in saved games. £12 Extra Scottish : Dedicated version full details upon request.
STABLE MASTERS VERSION 2 This game has been designed to be as close to real racing as possible Five years of development by a clever racing expert has led to the second revision of this Flat Horse Racing Simulation.
Up to 4 players can participate as Owner Trainers with the primary objective of becoming the top rated trainer, in respect of prize money won, at the end of each racing season (March to November). There are up to 35 other intelligently controlled computer trainers to compete against and compare your personal performance.To achieve this aim you must discover a potential champion and train them so that they become capable of competing well and winning any of the 47 big prize money races (Handicap and Group), eg. The Derby To give you an idea of the tools provided in this game to assist you
reaching your objective we have listed the main features below:- CRICKET MASTERS This is a purely managerial cricket manager game that concentrates on strategy and includes plenty of relevant statistics. The game has been designed and developed by a true fan of the sport. It replicates everything that a real manager has to contend with and it's a totally unique production that all Cricket fans should experience.
A summary of the main features is shown below:-
• AXA EQUITY & LAW 18 league county teams, 50 overs per game.
• 4 Cup competitions including Benson & Hedges, Nat West.
• 20 different match umpires with accurate names and strictness.
• Accurate player details Surname, height and age.
• 27 different player attributes. Most skills have a direct
impact on the effectiveness of each individuals actions during
a simulated match.
• Easy player selection. All game text is clearly presented.
• Batting and bowling averages. Top batting and bowling tables.
• 3 Different training intensities to boost batting, bowling or
fielding.
• Weather, pitch and light often make an impact on ground
condition.
• 250 horses each with over 60 independent variables.
• 26 different race courses (2 all weather), real life
characteristics mirroring the diversity of racecourses in the
UK (descriptions provided).
• Formbook and Win Summary Cards cover the previous 200 races.
• Animated race display or just the result. View Declaration List
for races.
• 20 Jockeys who vary in ability and booking fees, Orders &
Feedback.
• Very informative report by Head stable lad. Tipsters.
Bookmakers.
• Racecards similar to racing press. Real life. Handicaps & Race
Types.
• Injuries & Vets. Load Save game. Many other items included.
• Full match highlights let you watch the action ball by ball
with full graphics and or realistic sampled sound effects for
significant events (Fours, Umpire decisions, etc.).
Interventions are permitted at any time to change batting
tactics or| fielding placings.
• 3 Batting Bowling classifications.
• 15 different field placings.
• Full scorecard results with best batting and bowling figures.
• Other staff (Physio, Groundkeeper, Scout) can be hired and
fired.
• Annual league fixtures listing. Current week and last league
results.
• View current cup competition draws and historic records.
• Real time transfer market. Player contract and wage
negotiations.
• Sponsors, Finances, Poor ground fines, Manager rating.
• 15 Options to alter game prefs., Load & Save game, Printer
access.
• Full instruction book with plenty of examples. Plus Many More.
ORACLE RACING SYSTEM NEW REVOLUTIONARY HORSE TIPPING SOFTWARE YOU COULD HAVE WON £46,518 Winnings based on a maximum stake of £100.
During the period 01 01 93 to 31 12 93.
ONLY using the main meeting of the day.
245 Recommended Bets, 146 Wins, 62 Placed.
Statistics & details available upon request.
Open National Tipping Competition : Organised by Racecail, Tote regulated, this program achieved joint second. This led to a serious approach from a well known national book maker. Rejected in favour of supporting the public.
Betting Formula : This program tells you exactly what to do. You are NOT permitted to amend our system unlike so many other similar programs. How confident can you be in something that invites amendments!
User Friendly : No racing knowledge required, easy to use, full tutorial book plus full time technical support.
Research & Development: 3 years full time race analysis (ongoing) to refine and test the prediction system.
Inside Knowledge : Unique tips from contacts in the know eg. Includes a list of horses expected to win next race.
Monthly Updates : Recommended optional extra and if it fails to break even well send the next one free of charge.
Program Price : £99.95 Buy now before success forces increase.
Computers : PC Compatible, Atari ST and Amiga.
Latest Press Comment: CU AMIGA MARCH 1994 "Oracle is, without a doubt, the most impressive one I have ever come across."
"Oracle is stunningly accurate" "if you're really serious about your gee gees, there's no better package to lay your hands on."
24 HOUR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE B (0702) 600557B A fantastic graphical and or tactical representation of Cricket that has been completely written by a traditional fan. You can physically participate with batting and or bowling or leave it to the computer to automatically handle. See full feature list below MAIL ORDERS DESCRIPTION AF PRICE TOTAL PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL MASTERS V4
24. 95
P. F.M. EDITOR V4
12. 00 STABLE MASTERS V2
24. 95 ORACLE RACING SYSTEM
75. 00 CRICKET MASTERS
24. 95 WORLD CUP CRICKET MASTERS
24. 95 CREDIT CARD NUMBER & EXPIRY E. & 0. E. GRAND TOTAL ADDRESS
PLAYER VARIETY
• Rated on 8 adjustable factors.
• Left and right handed players.
• Range of batting types.
• Editor to amend game stats.
• Bowler types include seam, swing, change and both typos of spin
with 8 speed levels.
GAME OPTIONS
• I Day limited overs or test.
• White or coloured clothing.
• Three Cricket grounds.
• Load Save game. Skill levels.
• Computer Human players.
FRIENDLY CONTROLS
• Icon driven with point & click.
• Large 3D scrolling screen covering the entire playing area.
• Mouse controls bowler's line, length, direction field settings.
• Joystick control of batsman's attack level, strokes and running
between wickets.
STATISTICS
• Scorecard & bowling analysis.
• Weather and ground reports
• Wagon Wheel
• Manhattan Chart.
. .
VARIABLE CONDITIONS
• Surface and pace of pitch
• Rain, bad light, cloud cover, temperature and humidity.
ANIMATED ACTION
• Sound Commentary.
• Umpire signals.
• All the strokes cut, pull, drive, etc.
• Appeals, dropped catches, run outs.
• Bouncers, wides and no balls.
48 HOUR DISPATCH CHEQUE PAYMENTS If you hove o guarantee cheque card or credit card please write its number on the reverse of your cheque to ensure dispatch within 48 hours of receipt.
OUR ADDRESS ESP SOFTWARE DEPT Efl| 32A Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SSI 2ND. England.
TEL (0702) 600557 FAX. (0702) 613747 TELEPHONE POSTCODE ¦ IpilpP “....Awesome...! “....Breath Taking...!” “....Heart Stopping...!” empire UNDER 17 REQUIRES PARENT OR ADULT SUPERVISION WARNING: THIS GAME CONTAINS SCENES OF SEX AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I N T E R ¦ A C T I V E ©1994 CREATIVE REALITY EMPIRE INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, THE SPIRES, 677 HIGH ROAD, NORTH FINCHLEY, LONDON N12 ODA.
Telephone: 081-343 9143 Fax:081-3437447 Modem: 081-343 7557 (T- GAMES START HERE! OCTOBER 1 994 And still Amiga games have the lion's share of the market, a fulsome two per cent up on nearest rival, Sega's Mega Drive.
Not that those folk are going to see sight or sound of Team 17's attractive shoot-em-up Super Stardust, the follow-up to Stardust.
And how many Mega Drive owners can buy it? The ones that own an Amiga. Check it out on page 46.
Also this month, we check on the progress of Tower Assault: Alien Breed 2, All Terrain Racing, King Pin and multi-genre spectacular, King Of Thieves. Further reading on page 38. US Gold's World Cup Golf and Sensible Soccer clone Football Glory are also given the once over, although we'll be giving them another look when they're released.
Renegade's long-awaited platform-cum-shoot- em-up Ruff'n' Tumble goes under the microscope on page 50 while for those pining for automobile action can shuffle on to pages 54 and 60 for the reviews of Top Gear 2 and Detroit, respectively.
Releases provide three Gold's this month and Cannon Fodder blows the competition away in our CD32 section, while AF's exclusive Syndicate Missions Disk is dissected in GameBusters. You might want to play the Theme Park Coverdisk too.
Every month we scour the world's software houses for the latest and greatest Amiga games. We try to ensure we keep you as up-to-date as possible, and we'll stop at nothing to bring you the best, definitive, no-nonsense reviews of the games that matter.
WHAT OUR REVIEW SCORES MEAN 90+% The creme de la creme of Amiga games. Only the very best, most playable and original games are awarded an Amiga Format Gold - the most highly-prized rating there is.
80-89% These games are considered to be very good, but due to minor flaws are not the finest examples of their genre.
70-79% These are good games which are worth buying, especially if you have a special interest in a certain game type.
60-69% Average releases with limited gameplay and appeal. Games in this category tend to have significant flaws.
50-59% Below average games like this are unlikely to impress your mates or your wallet. Try to avoid if you can.
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Less than 40% The lowest of the low. Don't even consider borrowing 'em.
FTs Work J fffc . '' Jj* Those lads ‘up north’ at Team 17 have been busy working on four crackers for Christmas. US Gold and Black Legend each have a tinsel-laden parcel of goodies to offer too.
Earn 17 get pretty fed up with journalists getting things wrong. Based in Wakefield, their beloved city has been described as being in both South and North Yorkshire, so let us put the issue to rest - Wakefield is in West Yorkshire.
And while we're on the case, the words darkest and Wakefield need not be used in conjunction with each other. Satanic mills are not a major feature of the landscape. The Teamsters local watering hole, The Elephant And Castle has even been featured in new lads magazine Loaded so there's, ahem, glamour for you.
Not that they spend all their time in the pub, of course. Team 17 are keeping themselves very busy producing excellent, competitively-priced Amiga software for which they are rightly renowned. They also have themselves a recent addition to the team, one Marcus Dyson, former editor of this very tome who spends his days rewriting glossy brochures and helping out with product development.
Tower of strength Alien Breed is a name most of you will be familiar with - the Special Ediiion floated around the charts for months to be swiftly followed by Alien Breed 2. For those who have never seen the game at all, Alien Breed involves hurtling around the corridors of some far away dank, alien den and blowing all manner of nasties to smithereens.
Now Team 17 are working on Alien Breed 2: Tower Assault - it's basically a completely new game though the Breed name is so strong, just calling it Tower Assault could have confused many followers of the series. There are 50 new levels to tackle, and the whole caboodle is being programmed by two Swedes, Stefan Bo berg and Tony Turenen.
The graphics have been improved and there will be a whole load of fiendish end-of-level guardians to tackle as well as some neat animations. Not that the gameplay will be staggeringly different but as they say, if it ain't broke... And the good news is, it's only going to cost a tenner.
I KING OF THIEVES: Three genres in one game. You can shoot people, give them a bit of a beating and then think about it afterwards.
Team 17 have not forgotten the CD32 either and Tower Assault and the original Alien Breed 2 are being packaged together for a £30 release.
Tower Assault will also feature some rather natty looking Lightwave 3D intros, outros and cut outs put together by the rather talented John Allardice, so it looks like a must for CD32 owners.
After the rather disappointing Overdrive, Team 17 are understandably keen to put the record straight on the racing game front and All Terrain Racing (AT ?) Could well be the fellow to follow. Overdrive arrived at around the same time as Micro Machines faring badly in comparison but ATR, even in the early version I've seen, improves considerably on the previous effort.
Visual treat Visually, it's reminiscent of Cannon Fodder in places - Danny Burke of Body Blows fame is doing the graphics - and very pretty they are too.
Tracks include canyons with rivers and woodlands and an excellent-looking sports track, though details are yet to be finalised.
ATR is going to have a two-player option using a full screen and the driver lagging behind will receive a time penalty before zooming back into the fray. There are also computer-controlled vehicles to pit your wits against and you bump and skid around the course most pleasantly. Let us hope that the early promise bears considerable fruit in the coming months.
Rolling heavy balls along wooden aisles toward a gaggle of skittles is the type of activity prevalent in American sitcoms and places like Milton Keynes. It's called 10-pin bowling and it's ALIEN BREED 2: TOWER ASSAULT: These stunning graphics are from the intro sequence of Team 17s new Breed.
ALIEN BREED2: TOWER ASSAULT: Tower Assault and the first Alien Breed will be together for CD32.
More expensive than a game of darts. Undeterred, Team 1 7 are set to roll out King Pin, a 10-pin-sim, if you will.
Included are a whole range of options - up to six can play, you can be male or female, left or right-handed and there are various competition modes. One recent craze, apparently, is to forget the ball and fling yourself down the aisles seeing how far you can slide, though at the time of going to press it remains unclear as to whether Team 17 are to include this fabulous option. Anyway, we're promised realistic gameplay and sound effects, but we haven't seen them yet.
Developed by Rico Holmes and Andreas Tadvic, the duo responsible for the Alien Breed games.
Team 17 reckon that this could be their most ambitious project yet - King Of Thieves is set to liberally cross the genres of strategy, shoot-em-up and even beat-em-up.
The arcade sections may incorporate Laser Squad-type perspectives for some of the more action-packed sequences but because the finished game is not due until Spring, things are pretty much flexible, and new ideas are being introduced regularly. Let us hope that the elements gel to produce a strategy of which the likes we have never seen before.
PAUL KATRINA 15 1 Three in one BALL 12 lbs And now for something completely different. King Of Thieves is a strategy game with arcade elements, set in medieval England and is being KING PIN BOWLING: The Amiga Format team went 10- pln bowling recently for a ‘bonding experience’, but sadly there was more brawling than bonding.
KING OF THIEVES, ALIEN BREED 2: TOWER ASSAULT, KING PIN BOWLING, ALL TERRAIN RACING ALL TERRAIN RACING: The early graphics and gameplay look very promising, but will the final game go into overdrive?
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TELEPHONE: 0924 291867 VERSIONS: A500 600 1200 RELEASE DATE: Oct Nov Dec DEVELOPERS: Several people PRICE: £TBA TOOT POOL fTz Work om i OCTOBER 1 994 FORTHCOMING GAMES Chasing a small white ball around open countryside doesn’t do much for your fashion sense.
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I; ell, well, Black Legend have compiled a fair old collection of up and coming Amiga releases.
The first in the line-up, for no particular reason, is Spherical Worlds where you get to control a battle sphere travelling through an enormous maze. Obvious influences are Alien Breed and Gauntlet.
If enough credits are collected, the sphere can be armed to the hilt with state of the art weaponry, but whether the game offers more than just another explore-em-up remains to be seen.
T ;t :fc x x :t :l x :t i t i i.'k i' i .1 • te&fo i • i ;P;i ¦ 1 . Ijfcjf. ¦ ; ••• •.* fc £ i .-'t '*¦ • The World Cup is over, the Jules Rimet trophy is adorning the Brazilian mantlepiece and it's back to Mansfield versus Rotherham on wet Wednesday nights, but Football Glory may still be in with a shout. It looks so similar to Sensi Soccer, don't be surprised to hear of a look and feel litigation case sometime in the future.
The gameplay is also pretty tasty. There are loads of little asides that add realism and lasting interest to Football Glory, such as backpassing, overhead kicks and bursts of speed. Promising stuff indeed.
Day out at a golf country club. Sounds pretty good eh? You line up seven or eight journalists along a driving range and watch the divots fly further than the balls while AF supremo Steve Jarratt careers around the background in a nippy golf buggy, proclaiming it more fun than golf could ever be.
The reason for such antics was that the kind invite issued by US Gold enabled both a morning out of the office and the opportunity to view their Is it Alien Breed?
Can it be Gauntlet?
No, it’s Spherical Worlds the new maze- based game from Black Legend.
:it iii .1- ~4 k k - - forthcoming CD32 game, World Cup Golf, to be simultaneously released on four other formats.
The World Cup takes place at Puerto Rica's Dorado Beach course - unfortunately, we never got to go there. Hundreds of still photographs were taken of each hole and then rendered and stored on CD (no floppy version of this, sadly). All the backgrounds were pre-rendered using a Silicon Graphics Workstation and if you have ever watched Links painfully re-drawing screens, you will appreciate the difference in speed here.
The development team studied maps and photos of the course to get the detail down to a tee (ahem) and World Cup Golf promises to be one of the most realistic golf sims to date. The whole shebang comes on two Cds, though hopefully US Gold won't charge twice the normal price of CD32 games. Otherwise, they might not sell many. Look out for a November release.
Embryo is a 3D shoot-em-up similar in looks to many flight sims. It runs fairly quickly and can be serial linked for top two-player fun. The plot is on the simple side too. Shoot just about everything that appears on screen. Frantic stuff indeed.
Voyoges Of Discovery, by contrast, is a much more sedate affair. Similar in many ways to Microprose's Pirates!, it puts you in charge of a trader explorer kind of a bloke. The aim of the game is to explore new worlds, open up new trade routes and protect them from other explorers doing the same thing. Up to four players can join in, making it a potential purchase for good, wholesome family fun. ® SPHERICAL WORLDS, FOOTBALL GLORY, EMBRYO, VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY FROM: Kompart, Fulling Mill Barn, Fulling Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9NP.
TELEPHONE: 0438 840004 VERSIONS: A500 600 1200 RELEASE DATE: November 94 DEVELOPERS: Black Legend PRICE: £TBA WORLD CUP GOLF FROM: US Gold, Units 2-3, Holford Way, Holford, Birmingham B6 7 AX.
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TOP 10 BUDGET GAMES |r PLRVEP ONE 1 •
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1. Arcade Pool (Team 17) FG94%
2. Sim City Classic (Hit Squad) FG83%
3. Nick Faldo (Grandslam) 90%
4. Jimmy White's Snooker (Hit Squad) 90%
5. Battle Of Britain (Kixx) Not re-reviewed
6. StreetFighter 2 (Kixx) 9 10
7. Eye Of The Beholder 2 (Kixx) 89% ARCADE POOL: Still the top
budget game to buy, borrow or steal.
8. Dune (Hit Squad) 85%
9. Road Rash (Hit Squad) 84%
10. Monkey Island (Kixx) 9 10 THIS MONTH’S TOP 30 A500 A600
SENSIBLE SOCCER INTERNATIONAL: The little men with the
amazing ball skills are still holding pole position in the
game charts.
FG93% 79% 78% 80% 80% FG94% 48% FG95% 84% FG90% FG94% 23% 84% 81% reviewed 88% reviewed 78% FG94% FG93% (74%) FG90% FG90% 70% FG90% 88% 89% 84% 80% 64% Top 10 CD32
1. Liberation (Mindscape) FG91%
2. Gunship 2000 (Microprose) FG92%
3. Heimdall 2 (Core Design) 81%
4. Banshee (Core Design) FG90%
5. Zool (Gremlin Graphics) FG90%
6. Fireforce (ICE) 56%
7. Morph (Mindscape) 78%
8. Global Effect (Millenium) 74%
9. Imp Mission (Microprose) 88%
10. Sensi Soccer (Renegade) 93% No!
Not
7) Completely revamped Alien Breed Knock-about racing fare from
the Teamsters God game involving folk bereft of hair Get
tanked up again 16-colour vector shoot-em-up Record-breaking
cart gets Amiga outing Sensible Soccer wannabe Beat the
bowling alley blues Much improved sequel to Vikings Motorbike,
mud, thrills and spills Helicopters work-to-rule in leafy
environment Monstrously playable cart gets Amiga conversion
Fantasies follow-up with multiball Latest incarnation of
classic golf sim P peman a-esque puzzledom More
mouse-controlled mayhem Virtually virtual reality. 3D
shoot-em-up Blood addled first-person perspective shoot-em-up
Can DMA improve on Lemmings 2?
Looks great, but will it have the drive?
It may tickle you pink. It may not Top-down, check-trousered extravaganza The be all and end all?
Top-view-down shoot-em-up 3D isometric shoot-em-up Another isometric-viewed racing game Historical trade sim and strategy KICK OFF 3: Straight in at Number Two - it's kicking.
TACTICAL MANAGER: Fabulous footie management sim back in the Top Five.
ALTBlHCNfM 0 8 HUM CUV main cuv « 4 SHOTS at Uofll 1 passes uiriKPno is i racsLi s s © ELSPA 1994 Adventures on carpets Eagerly anticipated cart conversion Fly the skies in World War 2 PREMIER MANAGER 2: Still riding high in the charts after all this time.
SENSIBLE SOCCER: Completing an all footie Top Five.
Alien Breed 2 - Tower Assault (Team 1 All Terrain Racing (Team 17) Baldy (Mindscape) Battle Isle 2 AGA (Kompart Blue Byte) Embryo (Black Legend) FIFA Soccer (Electronic Arts) Football Glory (Black Legend) King-Pin (Team 17) Kingdoms Of Germany (Krisalls) KTM Motocross (Renegade) Jungle Strike CD32 (Ocean) NHL Hockey (Ocean) Pinball Illusions (21st Century) PGA Euro Tour (Ocean) Super Loopz (Audiogenic) NOVEMBER Cannon Fodder (Virgin) Cyberwar CD« (SCI) Death Masque (Apache) Lemmings 3 (Psygnosis) Mega Race CD3? (Mindscape) Mr Blobby (Millenium) Sensible Golf (Virgin) Sensible World Of Soccer
(Renegade) Spherical Worlds (Black Legend) Skeleton Krew (Core Design) The Big End (The Hidden) Voyages Of Discovery (Black Legend) Top 10 A1200
1. Kick Off 3 (Anco) 79%
2. Banshee (Core Design) FG90%
3. Jurassic Park (Ocean) 70%
4. Heimdall 2 (Core Design) 81%
5. Gunship 2000 (Microprose) FG94%
6. B Blows Galactic (Team 17) 88%
7. Sabre Team (Krisalis) 8 10
8. Civilization (Komparf) FG95%
9. Alien Breed 2 (Team 17) 80%
10. Ryder Cup Golf (Ocean) FG91% DECEMBER Aladdin AGA (Virgin)
Jungle Book AGA (Virgin) Overlord (Virgin) IN THE MAKING..
SIM CITY: Maybe your only chance to play God.
OCTOBER NICK FALDO’S CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF: Enjoy a swinging time.
1. (i) Same Sensible Soccer International (Renegade)
2. (-) New Kick Off 3
3. (7) Up Tactical Manager (Black Legend)
4. (3) Down Premier Manager 2 (Gremlin Graphics)
5. (15) Up Sensible Soccer 92 93 (Renegade)
6. (13) Up World Cup Year '94 (Empire)
7. (-) New World Cup USA '94 (US Gold)
8. (2) Down Cannon Fodder (Virgin)
9. (4) Down K240 (Gremlin Graphics)
10. (6) Down Frontier: Elite 2 (Gametek)
11. (10) Down The Settlers (Blue Byte)
12. (-) New Valhalla (Vulcan Software)
13. (30) Up A-Train (Hit Squad)
14. (5) Down MUPLC (Krisalis)
15. (-) New Starlord (Microprose)
16. (19) Up Empire Soccer (Empire)
17. (-) New Wild Cup Soccer (Millenium)
18. (17) Down World Class Cricket (Audiogenic)
19. (8) Down Beneath A Steel Sky (Virgin)
20. (21) Up Zool 2 (Gremlin)
21. (-) Re Overdrive (Team 17)
22. (-) Re The Lotus Trilogy (Gremlin Graphics)
23. (11) Down Skidmarks (Acid Software)
24. (16) Down Jurassic Park (Ocean)
25. (-) Re Nick Faldo's Champ Golf (Grandslam)
26. (-) Re Goal! (Virgin)
27. (-) Re Bubba 'n' Stix (Core Design)
28. (-) Re FI (Domark)
29. (-) Re Darkmere (Core Design)
30. (-) Re Alfred Chicken (Mindscape) Mighty Max © 1993 Bluebird
(UK), Film Roman, inc., Canal + D.A. Under licence from
Bluebird (UK).
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The original Stardust was a thing of joy and beauty, but is this new AGA version really super?
Ichard Jones, Afs esteemed production editor, has a novel way of tackling the solid rocks that menace the skies in Super Stardust. He careers wildly across the screen unloading bullets with complete abandon.
"It's what I used to do in Asteroids," he suggests. "And if you just keep going around in circles in the middle, that does the trick, too."
Just a minute, deadline is always the time of the month when everybody has to really buckle down, not least the production editor for 'tis he who must ensure the magazine becomes an er, magazine. So why is Richard constantly disappearing into the back room to play Super Stardust?
I've got to do the screenshots and he should be subbing pages. Oh, damn. Sorry Rich, I've just remembered that publishers read magazines. Richard is disappearing into the back room to check film, OK? That's where it's always checked. Honest.
Super Stardust is posh Stardust.
Stardust was posh Asteroids. Super Stardust isthegamethat toffee-nosed aliens who might happen to inhabit asteroids would play, if they had an Amiga. And it's a game that everyone in the AF office is playing, some, it must be said, considerably more successfully than others.
Our friends in Amiga Power think Super Stardust is rather smart, though perhaps a tad easy over the first three levels. I feel inadequate.
I'm having trouble on the second level - not that it's ridiculously difficult, but I can't sail through the first level without losing lives, which becomes a terrible handicap after the first tunnel sequence.
Handsome beast I know that there are power-ups for extra lives, increased firepower, better engines and shield reinforcers; I just can't seem to get them at the right time, or indeed, enough of them. I've tried using a joystick, keyboard and joypad - I like the joypad - but I can't do the business to a degree I find satisfactory.
Super Stardust is possibly the most handsome-looking Amiga game ever. The 256-colour graphics; the rendered visuals; the stunning tunnel sequences; the amazing ray-traced alien craft. And the rest of it - it's all very beautiful. The explosions are a GAME REVIEW OCTOBER 1 99A Space - it’s big Not only is this game a visual feast, it can play a bit too. Whether you prefer the gung-ho tactics of flying at pace, bullets spraying haphazardly, or the more measured approach of floating carefully around centre screen, edging left and right, back and forth, letting go the odd round at the correct
juncture, Super Stardust takes the Asteroids gameplay and shoots it firmly into the mid-nineties.
I guess the question must be: 'If I've already got Stardust, is it worth getting Super Stardust?'. The answer, most emphatically, is Yes. Most folk ignored the original for some unfathomable reason (Stardust reviewed AF55, 88%) and that was priced at only 1 7 quid, fools? ["Don't call readers Steve" - S Carey, Publisher, Bath].
All the levels (there are 30, in all) have been redesigned and the guardians and enemies were re- rendered. In fact, it looks far better than the devilishly-pretty original.
Of course, if you haven't got an AGA machine, you won't be able to play Super Stardust, but it's a game every Amiga owner ought to take a look at, even if they think computer games are Satan's business.
Stephen Bradley 0 sight to behold and the tunnel sequences (of which there are four) are breathtaking, if occasionally s wea rword-i nd uc i ng.
After six levels, you get to zoom through an extraordinary-looking tunnel at a speed Luke Skywalker would baulk at, while attempting to shoot asteroids, avoid death bolts and collect pick-ups. Pick-ups indeed.
They're way past you even before you've had a chance to register their existence, let alone pick them up.
If you collect enough parking pick-ups (signified by the letter P) you’re entitled to free parking (Wednesdays only) at the inter-galactic supermarket on level 4. (What?- Ed) Just a few fleeting seconds ago that ball of flames and gases at the top of the screen was a shiny, happy spaceship with you at the helm. Oh cruel world.
All boulders are bad, but when they’re purple and extremely large you would be perfectly correct In thinking that they’re going to be particularly bad.
66 As polished Asteroids clones go.
Sopor Stardust is untouchable. The graphics are extraordinary and the gameplay matches them. The people who wrote this are bloody clever. 99 Stunning. It's as smooth as one of those export lagers and the tunnel sequences are brill.
VERDICT 90% Well, it's Asteroids isn't it? If you hated Asteroids, then this might tempt you back.
PLAYABILITY Decent sound and speech effects. If you don't like them, you can turn them off.
ADDICTION The ships and the explosions are the best seen yet on the Amiga. A visual feast.
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|7V] v.Vtt 7 * The creators of Another World Flashback have been and silent for two years Find out their secret in Edge Magazine of the year Issue fourteen onsale at selected newsagents now (T- OCTOBER 1 994 GAME REVIEW r Destiny And His Tinhead Army is quite possibly the finest name ever for an early Eighties heavy metal band who work part-time for Barnsley gas board.
They spend their days fitting pipes, jam during the evenings and play a regular Friday night gig at the Greasy Sheep in Mansfield. And you could base a great platform game around them - they could wander between levels picking up some choice instruments and warm pints of Skaggleys bitter and at the end of each level, they could tackle a terrifying boss; perhaps an incarnation of Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet, or even Duran's Simon Le Bon.
Wake up you fool Secret levels could revolve around completing the central heating at an end-of-terrace house in Dewsbury, while attempting to deflect the attentions of evil Mrs Higginsbottom and her devil's own ham sarnies.
Unfortunately, Dr Destiny And His Tinhead Army are not a heavy metal band from Barnsley, nor do they labour at a West Riding gas board. No sir, for they are an evil force who inhabit a fantasy world; a world where a youngster named Ruff has lost his marbles; a world where Kerrangf is not even on general sale.
Ruff V Tumble ignores the world of heavy rock, concentrating instead on the platform-cum-shoot-em-up genre of computer games. And why not? Details, details. Four worlds,
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GRAPHICS Lovely animation super-smooth scrolling and varied
and interesting worlds.
The thumping backbeat will find favour but it's nice to have the option to turn off the racket.
ADDICTION mmmmmmmmmm The blast-em-apart action ensures you won't tire easily of hopping around the levels.
PLAYABILITY Outrageously frustrating, Ruff 'n' Tumble will satisfy fans of the genre to a tee.
VERDICT usual end-of-level bosses and secret rooms, but heavens, they've all got them nowadays. No, where Ruff V Tumble works is in basic, good-to- honest playability. It can be frustrating, but hey, you pay £25 for a game and you don't want to sail straight into the sunset do you?
Stephen Bradley © game stands up is in both the design and the application - the levels are nicely arranged and a pictorial treat; you're never left hanging on a ledge on a wing and a prayer and the baddies, although tough to tackle, executable.
Are ai Dr who?
Indeed, the execution is in the execution - get in the right place at the right time and the blighters drop.
By holding down the fire button and manoeuvring the joystick you can fire in eight directions and although sometimes fiddly, it works a treat.
Ruff V Tumble is best played with caution, sneaking along picking off Dr Destiny's barmy army, but collect the right pick-ups at the right time and you can run and blast like Rambo on aspirins. There are the 66 A classy platform shoot-em-up, Ruff 'n' Tumble cleverly combines the skills of jump-and-move with some great blasting action. Not wildly original, but smooth and playable. 99 What have dodgy bands from Barnsley got to do with this fab new platform romp? There’s only one way to find out... each with four levels, but you don't need to know that really. You want to know whether it's worth
buying; whether it's different to the plethora of platformers currently doing the rounds. Good news, it ain't half bad.
Ruff V Tumble takes on board everything you already know about the genre and then adds a small, Ruff blond kid with a gun that could have made it to the Middle East had it been shipped in pieces and called a pipeline. Maybe the Barnsley gasfitters could assemble it?
Suffice to say, the kid's lost his marbles but he's fully equipped to get them back - you don't jump on fiends in this game, you offload a couple of rounds into their midriff.
There are no great secrets to Ruff V Tumble - you collect the pick-ups and shoot the enemy, but where the Don’t be fooled by Afs visual trickery, Ruff is but one young man against many members of Dr Destiny’s Tinhead Army. What you are seeing before you is what is known as a piece-together. They look pretty and waste a tremendous amount of space.
Then get along to your nearest newsagent on THURSDAY and get a copy of Amiga CD32 who bring you IMG FORMA 's tf From the i At last, a racer that’s way ahead of the pack - except for the 10 others already in front of it.
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" 1 The A1200 has a keyboard for a reason. It makes the typing of letters so much easier.
Hen I first heard that Top Gear 2 was being produced for the A1200, I could hardly wait. After all, it's a Gremlin release and they've got a track record second to none with their racing games.
But what a major disappointment when I started playing it. There are so many downers about the game that the best approach is to cover all the foibles and irritations.
RniiMTRV cn rn The first irritation is that Top Gear 2 is a direct conversion from the Super Nintendo. The only notable difference between the At 200 Top Gear 2 and the SNES's is that you can drive a second car using the keyboard if you opt to play a two-player game using the familiar split-screen arrangement. Note that you can use the keyboard for control. Comment on this will be made later on.
Jauntily-paced Now, I don't subscribe to the 'my computer's better than yours' school of thought. But the A1 200 deserves a racing game that's going to stretch it a bit more than this. It's not that it's not pretty, it is. It's not that it plays like a dog, it doesn't. It's just that Top Gear 2 doesn't offer anything new to racing games. Even more unforgivable is the fact that it's aimed at a young console market not used to jauntily-paced racing games, or 32-bit machines with keyboards.
As a prime example of shortsightedness, take the front end and the entry of player names. You have to enter letters and numbers using the joystick. This method of entry is tedious, especially when you consider that the A1 200 has a whopping great keyboard. Make a mistake and you have to move the cursor all the way over to the delete icon, press the fire button and then locate the letter that you wanted to enter in the first place.
If you think that I'm going a bit overboard about this, consider the following. The game is played over 16 cities, each city boasts four tracks, giving a total of 64 tracks.
Every city can be accessed using a password. The following is the password to one of the cities (find out for yourself which); VNJ9, [5 [, [MPR, HI []], WRQ$ $ . With a keyboard input, this would be acceptable, if not a bit quirky. With joystick entry it's bloody annoying.
Lonely road And there's more. If you select a one- player game you're stuck with it unless you reset the machine. No recourse to the option screen to select a two-player game exists. This may be acceptable to SNES owners, but I'm afraid I expect a bit more.
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RIJATRRI OQIO BRITRIN CRNRDR E6VPT FRRNCE GERMRNV GREECE J Other detracting quirks are the omission of a pause option. You never know, your cook, thief, wife or lover may request your presence during play. Considering that progress to the next race depends on qualifying in the top 10 and that an interruption may thwart that progress, this is an unforgivable oversight. On the SNES you can pause the game from the joypad whenever you want. So why can't A1200 owners?
As for the game itself, it's no great shakes. Imagine Lotus 2 with a bigger car and less landmarking scenery, racing over a circuit rather than trying to reach stages. That just about covers it.
The lack of any significant landmarks, other than the occasional set of barriers, imparts a generic feel to every circuit, so there's no character whatsoever to any particular track.
Get your motor running. Head out on the bypass. Looking for adventure. Or something.
Two-player modes are normally twice the fun In a half-sized screen kind of a way.
It's no great loss though. With good racing games you should have to learn every curve and bend, or at least the difficult ones. Due to the driving mechanics of Top Gear 2, learning the tracks isn't all that important a part of the winning equation - on my first couple of plays at Championship Level I zoomed through the first seven cities (28 tracks) with little concentration.
TOP GEAR 2 ¦JTTTTo z Gremlin Graphics 0742 753423 T »¦ First week in September And that's not all that's poor about the driving mechanics. The actual view from the track is limiting too. The driver's apex - the spot that drivers focus on to anticipate the road and upcoming events - is too short. You can't anticipate the appearance of the other cars until they're just about on top of you. This is a real problem.
GRAPHICS Funny stuff This problem is compounded by the speech bubbles - one of the gimmicks intended to inject some humour into the affair. That's right, when you pass another car, hit another car, kick in your nitros or whatever, a little Americanised platitude appears in a bubble, directly blocking the driver's apex.
Favourites are: crash V burn, yo dude, loser and road hog. They block your view and lead to all sorts of problems. They might appeal to the console set, but they seem decidedly out of place on the A1200. Different strokes for different folks 1 suppose.
Top Gear 2 is a disappointment.
It offers minimal driving skill gameplay. The reward for qualifying lo the next race is pathetic. The sonics are abysmal and overall there's nothing that elevates this offering above a crowd of similar racing games. Shame.
Steve McGill And here I am charging up the field in a commanding eighth position.
Disappointing. Some aurai cues are available, but they tend to irritate instead of enhance.
ADDICTION J I 2 3 i 4 I played 20 tracks in a couple of hours, on Championship Level. It just isn't good enough.
PLAYABILITY Let's just say that worse driving games have appeared on the Amiga than this.
“ If Top Gear 2 were a real car, it would have a cracked windscreen, an unresponsive chassis and a bashed in bonnet.
Overall, it's a bit of a banger. 99 Unbelievable graphics Unstoppable power Untouchable excitement The next generation The magazine The 1st of November 1994 OCTOBER 1994 GAME REVIEW This strapline was going to be a joke about margarine. But let’s face it, you’d have to be a real saddo to try something like that.
Too many companies are prepared to thrash out formulaic games and then blame poor sales on piracy or 'market forces'.
But Millenium have come up with a new slant on an old idea. Vital Light is sort of a combination of Klax and a Ga ax an-style shoot-em-up in which you control a sphere which is the equivalent of your spaceship.
Four blocks with only one of the colours needing to be changed.
These become progressively more difficult with patterns of random colours, rotating colours and the blocks falling at varying speeds.
And if that wasn't difficult enough, obstacles occasionally appear along the rail that the sphere slides along. These obstacles can be broken, but that takes time.
Time in which the blocks are your precious forcefield.
These obstacles help you die very quickly, especially MAKING LIGHT OF THE CONTROLS The blocks Forcefield Puffy, blowy geezers Spheres rail Energy indicator Power-up Your craft (c fj 'if- V’ v *V tofl v, '. cr « -v ' 5 V or' '-j ii v tff’ frt of ft*it ' p.' tite i I, t‘* jr.-* In modern times a collection of towering edifices is usually known as a city.
Yikes! It’s yet another of those tall building collectives. I wonder what this one’s called?
Simple Simon It looks a bit like a bastardised version of Simon (an old 70s simplistic microprocessor which controlled a randomised sequence of lights which had to be remembered by human opponents). Only this time, Simon's got five colour buttons that form a horseshoe around the northern half of the sphere.
The sphere is confined to a rail ‘ that runs along the bottom of the screen. Running above the sphere and parallel with this rail is a forcefield. Blocks falling into the forcefield eventually destroy it. If that happens, you lose your life and have to start over again.
Each of the colour buttons on the sphere can align with a tube connected to your sphere that can extend to the top of the screen. This tube is your sight to fire beams of light at coloured blocks falling towards the bottom of the screen. To be rid of a block, you have to ensure that it's made up of only one colour.
The blocks start off simply, consisting of no more than three or Three's a crowd, but five’s two more than that. So what does that make five?
When more than two of them block your path.
It's not all one-sided though. By shooting various flying objects you can collect power-ups that include the Joker and, more importantly, a Punch which gets rid of rail obstacles very efficiently.
To add extra interest, there are also a couple of two-player games.
In the first you co-operate with the other player. No prizes for guessing what you do in the second.
One of the main criticisms of Vital Light is the lack of passwording.
Nobody wants to keep playing a level they can do in their sleep to get to the one that's causing them problems. The restart function doesn't prolong the game life much either.
The second criticism is aimed at the control system. It's slick and well implemented, but a second and possibly even a third fire button would be appreciated.
It's the method of firing your beams of light and rotating the sphere that causes problems. They're too slow for the gamer to keep up with the action. To rotate, you have to press the fire button and then either move the joystick left or right.
To fire, you press the joystick in the up direction. Power-ups are activated by pulling back on the stick.
We tested Vital Light with four joysticks - Zipstick, Cheetah 125, CD32 controller and Cheetah Bug.
With the exception of the Bug, fine touch control was non-existent.
Invariably, when the blocks speeded up, we ended up over rotating to the wrong colour. Over reliance on joystick mechanics is not acceptable in a game that needs fast reactions.
Millenium could have included a routine that detected the presence of a CD32 controller. That way, the rotate function could be carried out by pressing a shoulder button. As it stands, joystick mechanics hold the game back from its full potential.
Steve McGill O Doors with baroque influences and gothic overtones always get Into Afs screen grabs.
VITAL LIGHT m -rf "Wf* V t r i * 3 PROGRAMMERS Effecto Caos PUBLISHER Millenium 0223 844894 PRICE £25.99 RELEASED Out now GRAPHICS
* i********* Not the most inspiring in the world. The little
animated men are the best.
SOUND !****** **** Functional and unobtrusive.
Not a game for plugging into your hi-fi.
ADDICTION Depends on how you deal with the controls. Either very addictive or deadly boring.
PLAYABILITY MI**!*Gfl****ni Not too bad when the speed of the blocks hots up. Otherwise it's a bit of a drag.
VERDICT “ Innovative new slant on an oldish concept.
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If you want to get into desktop video then you'll need a genlock.
Jason Holborn rounds 'em up and rates the best.
If there’s one device that has become synonymous with desktop video, it has to be the genlock. Although you A can create some impressive results with nothing more than a video recorder, your Amiga and a couple of video leads, adding a genlock can totally transform the impact of your video productions. Getting your hands on a decent genlock needn’t break the bank - you can buy one for as little as £70.
The primary function of a genlock is what video techies call keying - that is. The process of mixing two video signals (one from your Amiga and another from a source video player or camcorder) by synchonising the two signals. Once they have been synchronised, the genlock then removes a key colour (normally the background colour) from the Amiga’s video source so that the live video signal appears to be displayed behind the output from your Amiga as the tw o signals are finally mixed together.
MaiCES Most genlocks pick the background v (colour " •- UUXVt , zero) as tow* the key P lL vww colour, although •*"* some models allow " you to control whictm BU colour is used for keyin K and even produce keyhole •” effects (all colour except the key colour are removed). Many genlocks offer a variety of special effects which can be used to alter the mix level of the two video signals. The most common of these is a fade controller which dynAMIGAlly controls the mix level of the Amiga’s video output over the live video source. Such controls can be used to smoothly fade graphics
into and out of view adding an even greater level of professionalism to your video productions.
Continued overleaf ¦+ MIIUIGEIII L5QO £69.95 • Lola Marketing • 0858 880182 If you want to test the water before taking the plunge with a more expensive genlock, Lola’s MiniGen is the perfect genlock for first time video enthusiasts.
MiniGen is definitely a no-thrills genlock - it lacks any form of fade controls and it doesn’t even offer an RGB passthru connector (a glaring omission).
What it does offer, however, is a useable and surprisingly stable genlocked signal that is more than adequate for most home users. In all, MiniGen is £70 very well spent!
MIIUIPRO LIOOO £149.95 • Lola Marketing • 0858 880182 If you need a genlock with a few more features than the basic MiniGen unit, Lola also offer the MiniPro - a more professional version of MiniGen that offers better picture quality, full fade controls and that much-needed RGB passthru connector. Housed in a very solid metal casing, the overall build quality lacks professionalism giving MiniPro a rather tacky image. But as a no-nonsense genlock that gets the job done at a low cost, MiniPro is a perfectly good buy.
At £70 the MiniGen L500 is an ideal cheap genlock for first- timers.
MiniPro isn't the prettiest genlock, but as we keep telling Jason, looks aren't everything.
VERDICT VERDICT 82% 78% ¦REIUDALE A8802 FMC VERDICT 88% ROCTEC ROCGEN PLUS £139 • Silica Systems • 081-309 1111 RocGen Plus is an updated version of the RocGen that addresses many of the criucisms levelled at the original. Although Roctec have since ceased production of the original RocGen, the RocGen Plus is still going strong.
Pitched directly at the MiniPro, it benefits from better build quality but falls down significantly on picture quality. Like the MiniPro, the RocGen Plus features two fade controls - fade to black or fade just the Amiga’s graphics - and even key hole effects. In all, the RocGen Plus is a well built genlock that is let down by its poor picture quality.
VERDICT 68% £178 • Marcam Ltd • 0604 790466 If there’s one name that most video enthusiasts associate with genlocks it must surely be Rendale. Marcam’s range of Rendale genlocks have probably found their way into more professional video studios than any other make of Amiga genlock. Marcam’s low end genlock offering is the A8802 FMC, an updated version of the original A8802 which uses the same basic A8802 electronics but adds an additional effects control box which is hard wired into the main genlock unit via a ribbon cable. This control bo) provides all the usual fade controls.
Although the Rendale doesn’t look pardcularly special, its picture quality is a cut above any of the other purely composite genlocks on test.
Tn HAMA S292 REMDALE A9402 £299 • Marcam Ltd • 0604 790466 The new kid on the genlocks block is the Rendale A9402, a completely redesigned version of Rendale’s earlier Super A8802. Boasting a new, more compact design that doesn’t take up as much space as the older S-VHS A8802, the A9402 is an S-VHS-only genlock and cannot therefore be used with composite equipment. This is actually a bit of a limitation because many genlock owners use S-VHS genlocks as standards converters to translate S-VHS signals to composite. With the A9402, however, all your equipment must be S-VHS, requiring an
additional standards converter if you wish your work to be displayed on a domestic video recorder. To be fair, almost all S-VHS decks supply a composite output but this feature really should have been built into the genlock as standard.
Like its closest rivals, the A9402 boasts a full array of video special effects including two types of fade and keyholing. The lack of composite output is a binding limitation but the output quality of the A9402 can’t be faulted. In the face of such stiff competition from GVP and Hama, the A9402 just doesn’t cut it.
£299.99 • Hama Products • 0256 708110 Most Amiga users will have probably never heard of the name Hama before but they are a household name in the specialist video market.
Hama’s cheapest Amiga genlock is the S292, which is pitched fairly and squarely at the S-VHS offerings from G2, GVP and Rendale. Like most of its rivals, the S292 can handle S-VHS and composite signals which are fed nto and output from the genlock via a pair of SCART connectors mounted at the rear of the unit.
Ixceptional quality at a reasonable price puts the S292 in a The S292 provides full fade controls too but - unlike its rivals - it also boasts RGB colour correction of the Amiga’s video signal through three knobs on the front of the genlock and a separate ‘digitiser’ (RGB splitter) output. The S292’s build quality is perhaps its greatest asset - virtually every aspect of the genlocks design is second to none and the whole package oozes quality.
The S292 is a brilliant genlock at a competitive price. If your video needs are more demanding, you’ll find the S292 perfecdy suited to all video work.
A
* ¦ The Rendale A9402 would be a far more attractive proposition
if it supported S-VHS.
VERDICT VERDICT 92% 76% HAMA S290 GVP G-LOCK £269.95 • Silica Systems • 081-309 1111 Surprisingly, GVP’s G-Lock is the only genlock on test that can be controlled direcdy by the Amiga. G-Lock achieves this impressive (and very useful feature) using the powerful Arexx language built into all modern Amigas.
What this means is that any video application that can talk to an A texxport can directly control G-Lock’s various fading and video switching options. This feature alone puts G-Lock head and shoulders above the competition.
G-Lock is no slouch in the genlocking department either. It features full support for both composite and S-VHS (YC) video signals and the quality of G-Lock’s genlocked output is very good indeed. The only minor gripe is that G-Lock has no external controls (all functions are controlled via a control panel utility) which is a pain for on the fly effects. Many desktop video and multimedia packages support G-Lock, however, and so fading effects can be incorporated directly into your presentations. Even so, hard wired controls are definitely needed. Gripes aside, the G-Lock is still one of the
best Amiga genlocks.
£749.99 • Hama Products • 0256 708110 Hama’s professional offering is the S290, a genlock boasting the same excellent build quality and design as its little brother, the S292, but a whole lot more besides. As standard, the S290 offers broadcast quality output, an RGB splitter with digitiser compatibility (the S290 can automatically colour separate any video signal into it’s red, green and blue components under software control) and - best of all - contrast, chroma (colour content) and luminance (brightness) controls.
The GVP G-Lock is the only other Amiga genlock that offers this feature as standard and it’s very useful. Like the RocGen Plus, the S290 offers keyholing (key invert) too. If you want to get serious about your Amiga video work and your budget can stretch If you've got the money, you this ar the S290 is an won't be disappointed by the |f excellent choice.
S290's features.
One of the best genlocks available for the Amiga - the GVP G-Lock.
VERDICT VERDICT 87% 80% Continued overleaf VIDEOCEIUTER 1 CENESYS High quality and a high price tag are the distinctive features of the GeneSys genlock.
You don't always get what you pay for.
The Videocenter 1 is good, but it's just not worth £580.
£581.63 • G2 Video Systems • 0252 737151 G2 used to offer two different versions of its successful VideoCenter (or VC to its friends) genlock - the VCI and VC2. Due to market forces, however, G2 have decided to drop the more expensive VC2 and concentrate on the equally well endowed (but cheaper) VCI instead.
Offering both composite and S-VHS compatibility, the VideoCenter is sure to appeal to semi-professionals and the more committed enthusiast. As you’d expect, the VideoCenter fully supports fading controls and you can also dynAMIGAlly control the keying colour. In all, the VideoCenter is a great genlock but why does it have to be so expensive?
With Hama, Rendale and GVP genlocks with similar features selling for about £200 less, the VideoCenter is stupidly overpriced.
£934.13 • G2 Video Systems • 0252 737151 G2’s newest genlock offering is the imaginatively named GeneSys, a genlock based around the company’s popular broadcast quality professional genJock the VC3. It should be no surprise that, like the VC3, the GeneSys offers full broadcast quality output in three formats - composite, S-VHS (YV) and RGB (which explains the genlock’s high price). Professionals will no doubt love the genlocks RGB compatibility as it effectively allows the output to be fed directly into professional D2 and even D1 video decks.
As you’d expect from a genlock of this calibre, the GeneSys offers full broadcast quality faders and the ability to select the key colour. The output quality from the GeneSys is - not surprisingly - absolutely top notch but you need the right equipment to get the most from it. The price may seem high, but you get what you pay for.
VERDICT 82% YOUR AT-A-GLANCE GENLOCK GUIDE PRODUCT SUPPLIER PRICE FORMATS FADERS QUALITY RATING MiniGen L500 Lola Marketing £69.95 Comp No Budget 78% MiniPro L1000 Lola Marketing £149.95 Comp Yes Amateur 82% RocGen Plus Silica Systems £139 Comp Yes Amateur 68% Rendale A8802 FMC Marcam Ltd £178 Comp Yes Amateur 88% Rendale A9402 Marcam Ltd £299 YC Yes Semi Pro 76% Hama S292 Hama £299.99 Comp YC Yes Pro 92% FG Hama S290 Hama £749.99 Comp YC Yes Semi-Pro 80% GVP G-Lock Silica Systems £269.95 Comp YC Yes* Semi Pro 87% VideoCenter 1 G2 £581.63 Comp YC Yes Semi-Pro 55% GeneSys G2 £934.13 Comp YORGB
Yes Pro 82%
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COMPOSITE The simplest type of video signal you'll encounter is composite which is a format which contains all of the video information required to form a video picture in a single signal. Although fine for amateur video productions, composite signals are not suitable for professional work because they have a fairly low resolution and degrade easily.
S-VHS A development of the original VHS standard, S-VHS video decks offer a much higher resolution picture than composite therefore resulting in sharper images. S-VHS tapes are not compatible with standard VHS video equipment, however.
Y C S-VHS video decks use a video signal format called Y C which splits a video signal down into two component parts - luma (brightness information represented by the letter Y) and chroma (colour content - C). YC signals are of much better quality than composite video because the luma and chroma signals are treated separately.
FADER Most genlocks offer two types of fader controls which allow you to smoothly increase or decrease the mix level of the Amiga video signal with the live video signal or fade the entire genlocked signal to black.
KEYING The primary role of the genlock is keying, a process whereby a given colour in one video signal is replaced by a second video signal. Keying allows video users to overlay Amiga generated art on to a second live video source.
KEY COLOUR The key colour is the colour in the Amiga's video output that is replaced during the keying process.
Most genlocks simply treat colour zero (the background colour) as the key colour but more advanced genlocks allow you to define which colour is used instead.
CHROMAKEY Instead of overlaying graphics on to live video in the same way as a genlock, a chromakey removes the key colour from the live video signal so that it appears to be overlayed on top of the Amiga's graphics. Chromakeys are available from Roctec and G2.
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3281 LEAGUE SOCCER CARDS A different soccer cards game 3278 XENOMORPHS Playable game demo. Good!
3277 ANT WARS VI.9 Superb shareware game!
3276 THE SUMMONING Shareware adventure game 3275 CHARLIE CHATTERBOX Shareware game, like Splat!
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3249 GAMES GALORE 18 Another great games comp!
3248 GAMES GALORE 17 Another in the G.G. series 3239 PUNTER VI.0 Horse Racing Management!
3235 ROB HOT GAMES 10 More new utils! Superb comp X3232 ROBS HOT GAMES 7 AGA Only this Time!
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3251 THE GOLFERS GUIDE Hilarious Golfing anims. 1.5Mb 3230 2Mb AMIGA ANIMATION The Teapot & the Anglepoise 3229 2Mb AMIGA ANIMATION The High Spot Funky Dancer 3228 2Mb AMIGA ANIMATION Please release me!
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Collection 1 This 20 minute long hi-gradc video contains all of Craig Collins animation works to date, specially enhanced with digital sound lor this unique collectors video. Not only arc all Craig’s previous anims such as Last Stand On I loth. Mean CD Machines & Speed Limit included, but 3 more never before seen, MASSIVE animations created with Imagine, especially for this video are the main attractions! These are: Soldier X, Tigris 3 & Aliens, The Survivors! If you enjoyed “Space Wars’’ you'll die for this! Get yours NOW!
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Want to get your hands on some seriously good software without having to pay seriously high prices?
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BLACK DAWN II: Dare you explore the alien-infested corridors of this Dungeon Master clone?
Our modern judicial system isn’t a patch on the one employed by the Government of Interplanetary Time and Space (GITS, for short) in the year 5035. For some unknown reason, the powers that be have sentenced you to spend the next 3,000 years in solitary' confinement with litde chance of parole.
You’ve got plenty of time to try to work out why you’ve been imprisoned - perhaps it was something to do with those 102 scientists you ‘accidentally’ murdered? Naaah.
The story line may be rather difficult to swallow (how can you ‘accidentally’ kill 102 scientists?), but the gameplay certainly isn’t in this brilliantly executed Dungeon Master clone, entitled Black Dawn 77, from 17 Bit Software. Armed with your trusty pistol, you must redeem yourself by taking on an almost suicidal mission to clear a space station of a horde of bloodthirsty aliens.
Like Crowther’s Captive, the action in Black Dawn II takes place in a hi-tech but very gloomy space station - which is displayed in a quarter screen window as a 3D first person perspective.
You can move around the space station by clicking on the various movement control buttons directly below this display. Like Dungeon Master, Black Dawn II allows you to interact with the outside world - you can examine, pick up and drop objects, open doors and kick alien butt if need be. The music and sound effects are minimal but what sound is used works extremely well. In all, a highly playable and atmospheric game.
Utility compilations are always popular with PD connoisseurs and this latest compilation from KEW-II should be no exception. The disk contains a whole host of utilities designed for Workbench
2. 0 and 3.0-based Amigas. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s on
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FRACBLANK- One of the most interesting screen blankers available. After a specified time, FracBlank blanks the screen and then draws real plane fractals. The results look a bit like spider’s webs on an Autumn morning - all sort of weird and dripping with dew (minus the colour cycling, of course).
GUIARC - A must for all Com ms fans. GUI Arc is a quick and easy method of archiving and dearchiving files without having to get your hands dirty with AmigaDOS. Instead, GUIArc provides a graphical user interface (hence the GUI bit in the program’s name) similar to director)' utilities such as Opus.
PPDATA- A file crunching commodity that provides an Intuition-based front end for the PD powerpacker.library allowing you to crunch and decrunch files with ease. This utility packs and unpacks data considerably faster than the PD version of PcnverPacker.
HSV - A simple colour palette editor which provides not only RGB control over colours but DpaintAike HSV sliders too. HSV controls are often more favourable as they enable you to easily select shades of a given colour.
CXPACK - A selection of new commodity programs to enhance the way Workbench er... works. Wdragallows you to drag a window without having to locate the window’s drag bar, Wsize allows you to size a window without the sizing gadget and there are many more besides.
Amazing! Two graphic adventure games in one issue - what is the PD world coming to! Even worse, the plots are almost the same. Once again, in Starbase 13 (17 Bit Software Disks 2658A and 2658B) you’ve accepted the once-in-a-lifetime chance to put your neck on the line for the good of whatever ruling power happens to be in vogue Continued overleaf ¦+ AMBASSADOR PRO: Relive the days of your misspent youth with John Ingham's brilliant fruit machine game.
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WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN THIS ISSUE at the time, by beaming aboard a space station that has been overrun by a horde of less than friendly aliens. Being the type of hero who revels in this sort of thing, you’re even looking forward to it... StarBase IB is similar in style to that classic mother of all graphic adventures, The Secret Of Monkey Island. Although the graphics aren’t quite on a par, the control system and general feel of StarBase IB is very similar indeed.
Like Monkey Island, you control a little character who is displayed ‘on location’ in the top half of the screen. You can move him around the screen with the mouse, but most of the action is performed by clicking on one of the many action buttons which line the bottom of the screen.
Clicking on the Take button, for example, will make your animated alter ego pick up any object in his immediate vicinity.
There are lots of locations to explore and an even greater number of puzzles to solve and aliens to kill. StarBase IB doesn’t quite have the polish of its commercial counterparts, but the gameplay is as solid as a rock. Highly recommended.
What? Another compilation of utilities for Workbench 2 and 3 Amigas? It certainly is! Enter the Assassins’ Handy Tools compilation, a single disk collection of some of the best Public Domain utilities around. The disk is available through Roberta Smith DTP (Disk UT610), here’s a taste of what to expect: PATHFINDER PD, 41 Marion Street Bingley, West Yorks BD16 4NQ.
KEW-II, PO Box 672, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 9YS. Tel 081-657 1617.
ST ARB AS E 13: StarBase may lack the visual quality of Monkey Island but its gameplay is just as good.
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Tired of hunting for programs on your hard disk? Why not just
load them by selecting their name from the Workbench Tools
menu? What? Workbench 2.0 doesn’t allow you to do that? It
does if you install ToolsDaemonl TRASHMASTER - If you’ve ever
used an Apple Macintosh then you’ll already know how useful
the Mac’s Trashcan icon can be. Unlike the Amiga’s Trashcan,
the Mac’s Trashcan sits on the desktop (Workbench) screen and
can therefore receive files from any disk or drawer.
Trashmasler quite simply adds a Mac-like Trashcan to the
Amiga’s Workbench.
DROPBOX - DropBox is a brilliantly simple utility that creates an Applcon on the Workbench screen that can be used to display pictures simply by dropping their icons on to the Droj)Box Applcon.
Simple but very useful.
GURU - Flummoxed by all those guru mediation and software failure numbers that your Amiga displays every time it crashes? Feed Guru a software failure number and it translates the error into plain English.
Amiga licenceware author John Ingham is obviously bit of a gambling fanatic because he’s produced not one, but two licenceware fruit machine games called Money Cascade and F1 LICENCEWARE, 31 Wellington Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 9DU.
ROBERTA SMITH DTP, 190 Falloden Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 6JE.
Tel 081-455 1626.
Ambassador Pro respectively (both are available for £3.99 from FI Licenceware). Money Cascade is a great little fruit machine with loads of features including realistic spinning reels with an extra high low gamble reel, a pontoon-like stick twist option and cash climb.
Ambassador Pro plays almost identically to its brother but features a more compact screen that is chock-a-block with buttons and Bashing lights - just like the fruit machines down your Local. Like Money Cascade, Ambassador Pro offers a bewildering number of gambling options but adds a few tricks of its own including Auto Hold (which automatically selects matching reels when the Hold function is enabled) and Auto Nudge which, as its name suggests, automatically nudges the reels to the most profitable position.
Both Ambassador Pro and Money Cascade are extremely playable, but I can’t help feeling that the lack of any real gambling element (you can’t win real money) reduces the nail biting excitement you get from a real fruit machine. *2?
TOP lO GAMES ARID UTILITIES Every month we peruse the bestseller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it's the turn of: 17 BIT SOFTWARE 0924 366982
1. Dr Strange 3151
2. Green 5 3135
3. Rob's Hot Stash 1 3040
4. Scorched Tanks 1.77 3068
5. Eagle Player VI.52 3197
6. Blitz Blanker 3160
7. High Octane 3047
8. Paradroid 64 3059
9. Canon Studio 3143
10. CD Reader 3071 Emulator v2.0 If you want to run your old
spectrum software on the Amiga then this is for you.
Superfast on A1200s and A4000s (2) MEGALOSOUNP Now convert
your tape £34 QQ games to Amiga disk format with mcgalosound.
Only £37.99 for both. ' ISSIgElgggl ? New Price £34.99
PCTaskl It allows you to run tlie majority of PC Programs.
Transfer of files. Runs 500 to 4000, Upto 2 drives & hard
drives. Supports CGA, EGA. VGA.
Mouse, CD-ROM. And more.
This is best price anywhere around, COMMODORE64 Emulator (v3.0) 0 T1000 Full Registered version £54.99 ? T3000 (T1 OOO+Megalosound) £79.99 ? T4000 (T2000+Mcgalosound) £54.99 REPLACE YOUR C64.The interface itself connects your commodore 64 disc drive to the Amiga for direct loading or file transfer.
Software will compclty emulate a C64.
Load & play software which works just as fast as the original I am ordering from Name of Magazine I enclose cheque PO (or please charge my card) for I IDIIC rorr nn 138-139VictoriaRd,Swindon,Wilts,SN1 3BU a £ VIKUJ rnCL I I , Tel: 0793 432176 Fax: 514187 S3 H The following titles will only work on AGA machines such as the A1200 and A4000 ? 3096-10 HADBOYZAGA Graphics converted from the PC ? 3175 UCHESS AGA 4 MEG impressive AGA chess game.
It requires 4 meg to run.
? 3209 WB3 RAINBOW Puts a fancy rainbow effect behind vour dull workbench screen ? 3211-5 WEIRD SCIENCE Exceptional quality graphics various subjects, animals etc ? 3216-9 JPEG AGA IMAGES Nine disks of stunning graphics ? 3225-6 SUPER HAM PIX ? 3286 HOI AGA MEGADEMO ? 3287-3 A1200 UTILITIES Includes Virus Killers, Datatypes, Copiers, etc ? 3355 WB3 VIRUS KILLERS Up to date collection of Virus Killers ? 3356 A1200 DEGRADERS Degrade your Amiga down to an A500 thus allowing a huge range of older games to work on your machines ? 3403 MORE WB3 HACKS ? 3405 WINBLENDER ? 3418 NFA A1200 UTILS
Collection of tools for the A1200 ? 3419-2 FIT CHICKS Stunning AGA pictures of girls ? 3422 RETINA BURN RAVE ? 3423-2 NIGHT BREED PIX ? 3425 FREAKS BODYSHOP More girly pix ? 3428 ANDYS VB3 UTILITY THE BEST!
Huge range of different tools for the A1200 A4000 ? 3429 PLASMA CLOUDS 256 ? 3436 JPEG UTILITIES ? 3500 HD MEM (Rcq MMU) Use your hard disk as memory ? 3501 HOIS 2 MEGADEMO ? 3530 QUICK GRAB AGA Pic ripper ? 3610 LYAPUNOVIA AGA Stunning space generator ? 3620-2 BODYSHOP 4 More stunning babes!
? 3627-2 Motorola INVADERS 2 .Amazing AGA Space Invaders game with a stunning 1 meg soundtrack.
? 3687 TMAP DEMO Interactive 3D maze...256 colours ? 3693 MANDELMANIA 4 AGA Fractal generator ? 3789-2 BODY SHOP 5 AGA Lovely ladies!
? 3795 XANADU AGA Good mega demo ? 3796-2 FIT CHICKS 3 AGA Unreal lovely ladies. Ooh La La!!
? 3798-2 FIT CHICKS 2 AGA Ooh la la again ? 3802 EMPTY' HEAD AGA Smart new megademo ? 4001 FRENCH DEMO ? 3888 MEGA BALL AGA Stunning new AGA version of Break-Out WOW!
? 3800 VIEWTEK 2.0 Latest AGA pictures viewer ? 3751 FERRARI AGA SLIDES Stunning pictures of cars ? 3697-2 ASI AGA FIX DISKS ? 4005-3 KLONDIKE AGA Stunning 256 colour card game.
? 3833-4 MANGA AGA PICTURES Heaps of Japanese manga pictures ? 3838-2 COMPLEX 'ORIGIN’ Unreal introduction to an Amazing Mega demo. Loads of raytacea planet scenes. Brilliant!
? 3843-2 STAR TREK PICTURES Impressive AGA Star Trek Slides ? 3853 CHANEL NO 5 Amazing new A1200 .Megademo. ? 3981 AGA DATATYPES Includes Jpeg, PCX 1&2, BMP.
1LB.M Mac and loads more ? 4049 ABSTRACT PIG ? 4055 ’FULL MOON" AGA ? 4046-2 BIG TIME SENSUALITY Rated the best ever AGA demo Includes an amazing remixed soundtrack by Bjorg, and stunning graphical routines.
? 4116 AGA BACKDROPS ? 4123 CONVERT HAM Converts FLAM pictures to 256 ? 4124 CD TO A1200 Pamct clone ? 4125 CD CD ROM ? 4130-4 KLONDIKE! Cards A collection of additional cards for use with KLONDIKE includes Girls. Animals etc. ? 4140 BRAIN STATE IN A BOX ? 4144 ASI MULTIVISION Graphics utilities ? 4145 BEYOND BELIEF Another superb demo ? 4146-3 INVESTATION 3 DISK MEGA DEMO ? 4151-2 BODYSHOP 7 lovely ladies cm disk ? 4153-2 BODYSHOP 6A ? 4161 FRIDAY AT EIGHT DEMO Brilliant megademo ? 4160 HOI AGA REMIX Very strange collection of games ? 4165 AMIGA GUIDE EDITOR Make your own guides.
? 4185 HYDROZONF. GAME _ Very fast 3D game ? 4209-2 FAIRUGHT LOVE New Fairiight megademo ? 4220 BAZZA ‘N1 RUNT Smart little platform game ? 4230 ZOMBIE 2 AGA updated version of Zombie.
Contains loads of blood n guts, a great shoot em up.
? 4234 KNOTTY AGA Slide a puzzle type game for AGA machines. Great graphics.
? 4237-4 MINT AGA SLIDES Four disk set of stunnig pix ? 4248 KLONDIKE CARDS Gird set of ELLF.
askforoucAG is!iwher rd£™)£ Dpi Disks cost £3-50 each ? Dpii WORKBENCH 3 Replacement copy ? DPI2 HD INSTALLER Prep & Install software on your A1200 hard disk.
? DPI3 HARD DISK PREP Formatting & Prep software for new A1200 hard drives.
? DPI4 PRINTER DRIVERS Over 100 printer drivers for W'orkbench 3.
Q dpi5 ENGINEERS KIT Test your A1200 over, speed test, drive check, custom chip tests etc. ? DPI6 EXTERMIN'S AGA Virus Killer package ? DPI7 CRACK'N’COPY GAMES ? 2810 SUPER PACMAN Brilliantly smooth version of that classic LITTLE OFFICE j I he compUte office suite. Contains it top ' rated Wordprocessor, with integrated spell ' checker, A powerful database system, and a spreadsheet that has been compared with the lilies of Lotus I2.i ,47200 DPI SOFTWARE LATEST ? 3897 KARATE CHAMP A new Karate beat'em up ? 3898 DIGGER From the Arcade version ? 3900 KLAW7, THE CAT Nice looking platform game ?
3901 BL4CK DAWN Brilliant D&D game ? 3902 BAT DOG Fast and addictive platformer ? 3903 AMIGANOID Breakout but with 2 bats!
? 3904 WORLD DARTS Play darts the easy way ? 3905 BOB’S GARDEN Excellent Diggers game ? 3908 CAFFEINE FREE DIET Very fast paced horizontal shoot em up. Great stuff!
? 3909 GALAXY ‘93 Superb Galaxians game. Very original sound FX ? 3910 CRONIC THE HODGEHEG A poor mans Sonic the Hedgehog game. SAD!
? 3891 DARTS GAME Another darts game?
? 3895 ICE RUNNER Based on the classic Loadrunner, but with totally updated graphics and sound ? 3888 MEGABALL AGA A 256 colour breakout game ? 3869 PLACEBO INVADERS Colourful Space Invadcts game ? 3870 TACHYON A Tron clone ? .3871 MOOSE DRIVER Fast top view racing game ? 3873 DITHEl IN SPACE Cute but addictive platform game shoot'em up ? 3861 NOSTAGIUM The classic C64 uridium is here ? 3858 LCD GAMES 4 classic LCD games ? 3776 FATAL MISSION 2 Brilliant shoot'em up ? 3777 Operation Firestorm Features fantastic graphics. Great platform shoot'em up ? 3745 HIGH OCTANE Fast car racing game ? 3718
NUMTR1S See above ? 3667 INSECTOIDS 2 brilliant shoot'em up ? 3668 SHANGHAI '93 A fantastic conversion ? 3640-2 STARBASE 13 A huge arcade adventure ? 3635 ROBOULD1X Up to date Boulderdash clone ? 3623-2 MR MEN OLYMPICS ? 3627-2 MOTOR INV 2 AGA ? 3612 KUNG FU CHARLIES 2 player platform beat'em up ? 3573-2 18th HOLE GOLF PD golf game. Good stuff ? 3580 FIREFLY SI IOOTEM Fast & Furious ? 3570 RUMMY The card game ? 3563 ROAD TO HELL Another good top view racer ? 3505 GIDDY Excellent cute platform game ? 3455 GNU CHESS ks2 3 Intelligent chess game ? 3462 STA RIANS Fast shoot'em up ? 3987 VCHESS II
Latest chess variant on the Amiga ? 3986 SCRABBLE Based on the popular board game ? 3955 BLASTER Fast and furious shoot'em up ? 3985 TEN PIN BOWLING ? 126-3 STARTREK Based on the all time classic series.
? 4233 KID'S POOL KS2 3 Superb quality Pool game ? 4226 EVIL INSECTS Brilliant shoot'em up, features a fantastically animated main character.
? 4002 PARNET Link up two Amiga's together ? 4011-3 KJDS CLIPART 3 disk set of kids clipart ? 4014 BREAKOUT ? 4016 CHURCH MUSIC ? 4019 GASTRILL RAVE Great rave music track ? 4022-2 READ & LEARN 2 disk of educational games ? 4024 SOLITAIRE GOLF Solitarc card game ? 4025 CLASSIC SOLITAIRE ? 4026-2 ASI MULTI PRINT ? 4029 DATA INDEXER ? 4033 ILLUSIONS WOW!!
? 4035 RAVE LENGTH ? 4036 MONOPOLY The classic board game ? 4038 REND 24 KS2 3 ? 4039 DATAPRO Very fast disk based database ? 4040 FILE ENCRYPTOR ? 4041 AMOS INTUITION Amos intuition routines ? 4042 PASSWORD 1.2 Password protea your HD ? 4051-2 ANT WARS Great new Lemmings clone ? 4060 3D Garden Designer Design your garden on your Amiga with ease ? 4062 VIDEO MAXE Powerful new video cataloging system ? 4063 16 COLOUR ICONS KS2 3 required ? 4064 PAGESTREAM UPDATER Update Pagcslreams import export modules and printer drivers ? 4065 BASS SAMPLES Loads of Bass samples ? 4071-5 CG FONTS 1-5 Over 60
CG Fonts ? 4076 20 SHORT MODULES A selection of 20 very small music modules.
? 4077 ONSLAUGHT Super fast SHOOTEM UP ? 4078 KR1LLIAN INCIDENT Superb 3D game ? 4079 DR WHO Dr Who the game is finally here on the Amiga ? 4080 NEW IFF FONTS A disk full of IFF colour clip fonts. Great stuff ? 4081 EIGHT Colour icons A collection of 8 colour icons for Workbench 2 or 3 ? 4082 ALPHABET CLIPART Original set of Alphabet clipart images ? 4083 TASK FORCE GAME ? 4084 Waynes World Pong Super fun Pong type game, loads of great sound fx. Requires Kickstart 2 3 ? 4085 RAISE THE TITANIC Superb new 3D game, where your job is to raise the Titanic.
? 4086 YAHTCY GAME ? 4087 MEGABLOCK 2 New Tetris done ? 4090 AGA ICONS A set of stunning icons for Workbench 3 ? 4091-7 ADOBE FONTS 1-7 Huge collection of Adobe fonts ? 4098 Home ACCOUNTANT Keep track of where your money goes ? 4099 HOME BUDGET Look after your hard earned money ? 4100 FONT MAKER Excellent font maker ? 4101 OXYD PUZZLE ? 4103 TOOLManagcr BITS TOOLS* ICONS KS2 3 ? 4104 HD CACHE Hard drive cache system ? 4105 SCHEDULER New diary system with integrated phone book ? 4106-2 PHOTOCD Photo CD viewer ? 4108 REORG 3.11 KS2 3 Hard disk optimizer ? 4109 SHARE Manager 2.3 Keep track of
your money KS2 3 required VIDEO ? 654-2 VIDEO Applications A 2 disk set of various tools for Video titling ? 656 TV GRAPHICS A set if IFF backdrops for use in Scala etc ? 2986 VIDEO WIPES A set of different video wipes.
? 2989 CAPTIONATOR Perfea for doing sub-titles etc ? 3080 VIDEO TITLER Possibly the best PD video tiller available ? 4112-4 SCALA BACKDROPS Excellent Backdrop colleaion LATEST ? 4116 SWERVE AGA ? 4118 X-L1ST "Cataloger* ? 4121 HI-LO CARD GAMF.
? 4124 CD TO A1200 "PARNET CLONE" ? 4125 CD CDROM AGA ? 4126 FLYING LESSONS Comical animation ? 4128 PARADROIDII ? 4130-4 KLONDIKE EXTRA 4 extra card sets AGA ? 4136 Citizen System DISK ? 4137 BACK TO SKOOL 3 ? 4138 BIOMECHANOID 600k rave MUSIC track ? 4141 DYNAMIC SKIES ? 4149-2 A64 PACKAGE V3 ? 4155 FOOTBALL ICONS The World Cup kon set ? 4157 APACHE ? 4162 OVERLANDER Absolutely brilliant Moon Patrol game ? 4163-2 Cybertcch CORP Requires A1200. Superb Mien Breed type game ? 4165 AMIGA GUIDE AGA ? 4166 DELUXE GALAGA 1.9 Brilliant Galaxians clone ? 4167 SYS INFO V3.24 ? 4168 QUICKF1LE OS 2 3 ?
4169 VIDEO .MANAGER ? 4170 ??? TO EXE ? 4172 DIRWORK 1.62 Superb file copier manager ? 4173 F1LEMASTER 2.0 ? 4181-2 APOLLO 11 Great education title ? 4183 PAST WARS Shoot'em up ? 4184 EPOCH MASTER Update to cover disk version ? 4186 SCORER UTILITY ? 4187 CHEATS V3.0 Hundreds and hundreds ? 4188 IMAGINE VIDEO'S Promotion for Imagine Video ? 4189 SMARTY For children with Autism ? 4190 DELTA FORCE Shareware game ? 4191 BOOT OS 2 3 Workbench replacement ? 4192 SIRDS New RDS type program ? 4193 MORTGAGE CALC Calculate mortgage & loan rates ? 4194 CASSETTE INLAY Make your own cassette inlay cards ?
4195 PARANOID 94 A rip off of the classic ? 4196 ROME Educational title ? 4197-2 TALENT Q.E.D 2 New Mega demo ? 4199-4 GROOOVY GAMES Large colleaion of games ? 4203 THE FEELING RAVE Music ? 4204 DANCE WARS A colleaion of really smart rave tracks, all brilliantly crisp quality.
? 4205 DEVOLUTION .ART Ham images ? 4206 PYRAMID GAME ? 4211-5 MORTAL GODS RAVF. SAMPLES 1-5 ? 4217 VARKS UTILS NO 5 ? 4218 CAL COUNTER Calorie counter ? 4219 HDCLICK Hard drive menu system ? 4221 DANGER MOUSE Very similar in concept to Hunchback but features the charaaer "Danger Mouse* great sound fx ? Speech.
? 4223 SH.APE ED SW Shape editor. Sprites n stuff ? 4224-2 RHYTHM ATTACK SAMPLES 1&2 ? 4226 EVIL INSECTS Smart new shootem up ? 4227 PLEASE Release ME Funny stuff, starting Dolly Patton.
? 4228 HIGH SPOT FUNKY Comical animation.
? 4231-2 BANDIT MANIA 2 disk mega game Priority Order Form (AF) Name _ Address Tel:_ Amiga model _ Credit Card No.. Exp.
Ordering by Post Simply send us 1 written order with 1 list of the dots you require, or simply iki the boxes of the tides you require, fill in your name fk address, remove or photocopy this page and send it along with full payment to VIRUS FREE PD, 138 139 Victoria Road. Swindon, Wis SKI 3B0 Collecting Disks PD disks can be cofiectcd same day. But if your order is quie large, please phone in a few hours previcvs to pickup.
Overseas Orders Overseas orders arc welcome, but please add 25p for each disk ordered, a minimum of 5 disks applies.
ICONS ? 2527 ICONS FOR ALL 2 L hues of Lotus 12.i J AH threepackagesfor just £7.00 M Order code ? IFC'A ? 3848-3 ICONS PLUS KS2 3 A 3 disk colleaion of icons for use on workbench 2 and 3 ? 3887 Custom ICONS KS2 3 CATALOGUE DISK Contains lists of over 4500Amiga disks.
Games, Utilities, Demos, Graphics, AGA software &mort Order code: U CAT £1.00 with any order More great new WB2 3 icons ? 3772 MAGIC Workbench for KS2 3 machines Give your Workbench a new image ? 4063 16 COLOUR ICONS KS2 3 required ? 4090 AGA ICONS IMAGINE BUDDY SYSTEM Superb interact ire tutorial system for Imagine 2 dish set f ] I Hst-2 £4.00 ? 4081 8 COLOUR ICON ED IMAGINE WORKBENCH: COMMODORE FORC Workbench 3 is all very well, but there are still an awful lot of useful tools missing. This is a set of utilities & toys to enhance your Workbench even more. Includes amount other things a very
fast text editor with heaps of in bunt features. File archiver, Graphics conversion tools, virus checker, Tiny clock, a powerful calculator, a disk salver, a system monitor, a large collection of Picture Datatypes, including jpeg, PCX, BMP, Mac etc. Other useful things include a very small screen blanker, a hard disk menu system, an effective and easy to use disk copter andjbr times of relaxation a selection of four Workbench games.
A1200 A4000 ONDT An essential three disk set Ordercode.-U SCF7-3 Only£7.00 ? 3930 DINOSAURS & ANIMALS Includes different animals including various Dinosaurs. A stunning animated T-REX is also included ? 3931 WWII &MISC AIRCRAFT A number of different air craft ? 3932 MODERN AIRCRAFT ? 3933 STARWARS OBJECTS Loads of different objects from Star Wars Trilogy.
? 3934 STARTREK OBJECTS Loads of different objects from the Star Trek series ? 3935 AMIGA 1000 OBJECT ? 3936 AMIGA A3000 OBJECT An object of the Amiga 3000 SPECTRUM EMULATOR 2 Complete with over 40 uH time classic spectrum vames.
Order code; ? SI’FyJ (h,f U.dft ? 3937 BILLIARD BUILDINGS Includes various objects including CHESS, and various buildings ? 3940-2 VEHICLES Includes BMW, VW, Future Bike, Farrari FI, 32 Dodge, Steam Engine, etc. 100 SPECTRUM GAMES Over 100 all time classic spectrum games on 15 disks ready to run on your Amiga with The ZX Spectrum Emulator.
Games include; Dan Dare, Strip Poker, River Raid, Skool Daze, Jetset Willy, Galaxians, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Senttnal, Boulderdash, JetPae, Manic Miner, Star Trek, Uridium, Snooker, Hunch Back, Micro Olympics, Under Wurlde, Thrust, Atic Atac andjpads more.
Order code: U SPG 5-7 Only £15.00 ? 3942 MISC OBJECTS ? 3700-2 IMAGINE OBJECTS 1&2 A colleaion of various objects ? 3816 USS ENTERPRISE It's so detailed you need 4meg ? 4030 WILLIAMS FI OBJECT Fantastic 4 meg Formula One objea ? 4110 IMAGINE ATTRIBUTES A colleaion of textures ? 4111 IMAGINE Q&A AMIGA BEGINNERS GUIDE .4 complete tutorial for Amiga Dos. Ff you re just purchased your Amiga you 're probably baring a Jew problems, if so gel a copy oj this great 2 disk on screen tutor Iril.r code: ? I«(-' . 2 Ooh 16 00 The most asked questions answered.
? 4400 IMAGINE ATTRIBUTES 2 More stunning textures.
? 4401 IMAGINE LIGHT FLAIRS Create stunning light effects in Imagine as seen in Babylon 5 and Star Trek The Next Generation MAGIC WORKBENCH EXTRA'S 2 disks of brand new backdrops, and icons for use with Magic WB Order code: G MWH-2 Only £4.00 EMULATORS ? 2997 A500+IBM EM ? 3837 BBC EMULATOR A BBC Emulator?
A bit weird on the A1200 ? 4008-3 SPECCY EM V2 ? 3554 PC TASK 2.03 Run PCXT software on the Amiga SW RED SECTOR DEMO MAKER V2 It's here! The complete Red Sector Demo ? 3495 KICKSTART 3 EM Maker complete with tutorial. Graphic t, Fon Vector graph Order code: ? RSMI5-5 Only £15.00 Run Workbench 3 on your A500+ A600 templates, fonts, example music modules, Vector rraphicutditor & Fonts editor ? 2001 PC EM Good A500 PC emulator ? 2879 ATARI ST EM KS2 An Atari ST emulator for the A500+ ? 3159-2 QL EMULATOR A1200 ACTION FREEZE CARTRIDGE IV 'Freeze your games, and rip graphics, music & sprites, give
yourself extra tires, etc etc. Available on Amiga disk now for only £3.00
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? 2897 KICKSTART 2 EM For A500's use Workbench 2 software.
? 4402 VIC 20 EMULATOR The classic VIC is here on the Amiga ? 3057 KICKSTART 1.3 AMIGA ?20Q DUST COVER Only £1.99 , _ with any order. Order code ? XI A way of making more old games run on the A1200 A4000 ? DOS PC DOS DISK For use with any PC Emulator £3-50 ICONS PRINTERS ? 3033 PRINTER DRIVERS ? 2527 ICONS FOR ALL 2 ? 3848-3 ICONS PLUS KS 23 A 3 disk colleaion of icons for use on Workbench 2 & 3 ? 3887 CUSTOM ICONS KS2 3 More great new WB2 3 icons ? 3772 MAGIC Workbench KS2 3 Give your Workbench a new image ? 4063 16 colour ICONS KS2 3 ? 4090 AGA ICONS ? 4081 8 COLOUR ICON ED Over 100 printer
drivers on one disk, Including: HP500.500c, HP550, HP Laser jets, Star printers, Panasonic, Canon, Postscnpt, Seikosha, Epson, Amstrad, OKI, Commodore, etc. ? PDWB (VVB with driver installed) We'll install a printer driver of your choice on the version of Workbench you request, We'll then send you a ready to use full working copy of Workbench with a printer driver installed.
All for just £5.00 * P&P ? 1234-3- TITLEXXX - 3 disks ALL TITLES ADVERTISED ARE IN STOCK READY FOR DESPATCH .Payment. Postage and Packing Please add a total of 50p to your order f in the UK Overseas please add 25p to each title and it to each pack ordered for 1st class delivery Compatibility All tides advertised should work on any Amiga unless sated.
AGA means that it only works on AI200.'A4000. KS2 3 means that tide requires an A500* A600'Aia».
Ordering by phone To place an order over the phone simply call any time between 9-30 4 5.30pm Monday to Saturday wih your credit card details and the disks you would like to order (Orders can usually be placed up to 7pm every evening.)
Amount of PD Packs XXX10-5 PACK TITLE Individually priced Qty -£ PD Prices per disk ? 1234-2 title of disk (2 disks) 1 single disk tf .00 2-5 disks X2.00 each 6-10 disks kl.75 each 11-20 disks XI 50 each *£ Other items =£ Total goods value Postage & Packing Please add a total of 50p for P&P in the UK 50p in the UK -£ Amount enclosed TT-mi tit DEPTA.F. DISK PRICKS Please add 75p per order 14 I C* II 5 The Drive, Rochford, Essex 1-3 Disks til.25 per disk for postage A packing J l N f. I 7, SS4 1QQ Tel Fax 0702 542434 542536 4-9 Disks 11.0U per disk mi-M VI U ;i K MOBILE 0585 276548 10+
Disks 90p per disk ttllHf IKSI OrlitK PD DROME uMimu ? ASI MULTI-VISION AGA ? ANDY W83 UTILS ? ASI FIX DISK 2 ? AGA UTILS 1 ? AGA ICON EDITOR ? 1200 FINAL TEST ? AGA MAND 2000 ? AGA GRAPHIC UTILS ? RE-0RG 3-11 ? WB3 BACKDROPS ? WB3 VIRUS KILLERS ? WB3 HACKS ? IMAGINE BUDDY H D (2) ? VIDEO BACKGROUNDS ? AGA MEGABALL ? AGA TETRIS ? AGA KLONDIKE (3) V2 H D ? 2 PLAYER GAMES AGA OOSSCAR GAME DEMO ? MOTOROLA INVADERS 2 (2) ? MAD FIGHTER
12. 09 DfMQF ? SUBLIMINAL XTC (2) ? FINAL CHAPTER (3) ? SEDUCTION
AGA ? B000DEM0 ? PANTA REHI ? MAX OVERDRIVE 12) ? MINI AGA (4
DISKS) ? FRIDAY AT 8 ? CRASH TEST AGA ? LEATHAL DOSE II AGA ?
FATAL MORGANA ? RAY WORLD (3) ? C0MPLEX:REAL: AGA ? ORIGIN
(2) ? FULL MOON ? ABSTRAXPIG ? VOLCANO ? EXPLICIT 2 ? BIG
TIME SENSUALITY (2) ? INTERCHANGE AGA ? NOT AGAIN AGA (2) ?
MOVEMENT: NUMB AGA ? INFECT: MARMAGEDDON ? CHANEL NO 5 ?
B0DYSH0P 6 (2) GAMS ? ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ? AMBASSADOR FAIACH
M C ? SOCCER CAROS USA ? 18 HOLE GOLF (2) ? MASQUERADE AGA
(2) ? AMOS FRUITII ? ROAD TO HELL ? EVIL INSECTS AGA ? G.PRIX
MANAGER ? STARBASE 13(2) ? TEXAS CHAINSAW ? STAR TREK (2) ?
MR MEN OLYMPICS (2) ? SKIDMARKS ? PRO BINGO ? TUMBLER STREET
? FATAL MISSION ? GLAXO (2) ? KUNGFU CHARLIE ? KTS BOARD
GAMES ? CASE OF DR STRANGE ? SP6CCY GAMES (38) ? 2 PLAYER
SOCCER LG ? CYBERTECH C0RPAGA(2) ? SILVERBLADE ? CASH FRUIT ?
DANGERM0USE ? SUPER BLUE KID OWALLY WORLD (2) ? TETRIS PRO ?
GIDDY 2 ? GREEN 5 ? DELUXE PACMAN ? MEGABLOCK II ? PARACHUTE
JOUST ? DITHELS W IAND ? RAISE THE TITANIC ? BEETLE ?
DEPTH-CHARGE ? BANDIT MANIA (2) ? MATRIX BLASTER ? SHEPHERD ?
DARTS ? GLOBAL THERMO WAR ? SCHNEBITZ INC PUZZLE ? ORBIT,
LIGHT CYCLE ? CLASH OF EMPIRES (2) ? KINGDOM AT WAR ?
AMOSSPEEDBALL ? OVERLANDER ? DIE FILTH (2) ? SUPER PRIX ? A
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FT- OCTOBER 1 994 PD MUSIC AND GRAPHICS DEMOS One thing guaranteed to grab your attention in a demo is a natty intro.
Dream Trippin* (Magnetic Fields), by a group called Digital, has just such a thing. Firstly, it assaults your eardrums and eyeballs with white noise static, then an On-Screen Display sound level adjustment bar appears and climbs up the scale toward max volume.
The static switches to a monochrome test card.
A 1,000Hz tone pierces and resonates the old hammer, anvil and stirrup to intolerable levels. As the tone bores its way into your skull, another remote OSD floods the test card with colour. And then you’re into the demo proper.
But after that promising start Dream Trippin' doesn’t live up to your high expectations, which leaves you feeling a bit cheated. There’s nothing here that hasn’t already been seen elsewhere - an eclectic mix of gyrating spline curves, rotating cubes and 3D logos. You’ll have guessed by now that Dream Trippin'doesn’t score very highly in the entertainment or wow! Factor stakes. It’s probably best avoided.
I mentioned in AF62 that I was looking forward to seeing the follow up to Rage’s Maximum Overdrive. In case you need reminding, it featured a bunch of blokes driving about a Swedish town in a Volvo. Various logos and brand names were interspersed in close up throughout the unfolding video. Impressively, the demo lasted over four minutes. This was achieved by using the same shade of green, heavy pixelation and missing out every other scan line on the picture. Not very stylish or techie, but who cares? It makes it look grungy and underground)', so that’s all right then.
Maximum Overdrive 2 (Club 1200) uses pretty much the same technique. Unfortunately, the picture is barely legible. This time though, the guys have refined their video technique, morphed their uncool Volvo into a Star Wars Imperial Cruiser and taken off into Darth Vader fantasy land. One of my main criticisms of the original was that the narrative of the video was a bit naive. Not so this time. It’s slick, funny and tells a tale. And there are no more 20 second shots of the Commodore logo. Hurrah!
If you’ve read this month’s video feature on page 24 and you’re interested in trying out some of the ideas and effects for yourself, check out Max Overdrive 2. There’s a lot to be learned in terms of cuts, pace, transitions and technique. A word of warning though. After the main video run, a naked girl cavorts around a room. I can’t really tell DREAM TRIPPIN': The Digital team have come up with a gem of an intro, strong on visual and aural imagery. Given such an impressive start it's a shame that the rest of the demo doesn't live up to expectations.
After this month's offerings, it has to be concluded that the Demo Zone just wouldn't be the Demo Zone if it had never existed. Or at least, that's what Steve McGill reckons... you why, she’s so out of place that it’s embarrassing. Tsk, Tsk boys.
Seventh Heaven (Club 1200) is the first foray into demo land by the Maestro And Dillinger team. It’s been strung together using Videotracker and it’s not half bad with lots of sexy pics, powerful images, icons and logos that mostly cut to and inter-relate with the beat. The ubiquitous tunnel sequence is here - this time however, there are some novel little twists and turns. They don’t last too long either, so that’s forgivable. The Steward MAX OVERDRIVE 2: Information wants to be free. Who's going to stop it, eh?
SEVENTH HEAVEN: With Videotracker, you too could be featured in these pages.
FTn NO NAME: The Native Americans lived in and represented the freedom of the great plains. This could be an allegory of the freedom available in the Worldwide Web. If so, look out for the puritans from Europe. They'll try to stop you.
MAGNUM: Culture Jam extraordinaire. Company brand logos are easy targets for a bit of hijacking.
Downside is that the whole demo goes on three times longer than is healthy and constantly repeating images get boring no matter how powerful they are. I’ll be looking forward to their next release though. Hopefully it’ll be shorter.
Slideshows are slideshows are slideshows.
Except when they happen to be the Magnum slideshow by Ultravision (Cynostic). This slideshow raised a laugh from most of the office. It’s a satirical pastiche of the Walls Magnum ice cream ads. It features some poorish quality digitised HAM grabs and sound samples from the ads themselves. Each pic is accompanied by original dialogue from the ad and complemented with some Beavis And Butthead side commentary. The result is hilarious.
The devilish duo's comments are, as you might reasonably expect, less than complementary
- let’s face it, you’d be bitterly disappointed if Beavis And
Butthead were anything other than crude, puerile and totally
dismissive. For example, the first pic in the Magnum demo
features a beautiful, smartly dressed young woman with a Magnum
in her mouth.
“I’m in a world of my own. There’s me and my Magnum. And that’s it,” she says in a sexy, RACISM BEAT IT SEVENTH HEAVEN: Bold black and white always enhances an emotional statement.
Seductive and sultry voice. Beavis And Butthead shoot the sophisticated atmosphere to pieces: “Gotta go dude. Gotta go and spank my monkey”.
Magnum is highly-recommended tongue in cheek frolicsome frivolity. It earns this issue’s Amiga Formal Culture Jammers Of The Month award.
View it yourself and try to beat it. If your effort is funny enough, you can rest assured that it’ll get a mention in the pages of AF. Be warned though, profanity and sexual explicitness will go straight into the bin. And we’ll tell your mum too. You have been warned.
The Polka Bros are a prolific coding team and if there’s one thing that helps their demos grab your attention, it’s the high quality of the soundtracks. But the aptly titled No Name (Online PD) suffers from some of the usual maladies associated with coder demos, so lots of swirly lines and texture-mapped images abound. They twist and turn, zoom in and out to an intensely manic tune. It may be clever coding, but none of it is particularly interesting.
Most of these images do nothing for me. They seem to be aimed at coders and people who are in TOP 10 DEMOS The kind supplier of this month's top 10 demo chart is: 17 BIT SOFTWARE 0924 366982
1. Insane Demo (AGA)_____
2. CCCP (AGA)
3. Fairlight Love (AGA)
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5. Gevalia (AGA)
6. It Can't Be Done (AGA)
7. Artificial Paradise
8. Bra instate In_A Box (AGA)
9. Complex Real (AGA)
10. Andromeda Sequential (AGA) awe of coders. There’s a lot of
talent behind these demos, nobody’s denying that, so why
don’t the coders concentrate on trying to be entertaining and
maybe just a little humorous rather than vying for the
unofficial and rather tiresome title of Cleverest At Coding.
The Amiga is at a funny stage in its history at the moment. If the coders and anyone else with talent started producing tides with the verve, quality and pace of Mina Omislan or the humour and narrative of Maximum Overdrive 2 (despite the unnecessary nude girl) then potential Amiga owners might just be convinced that they want a piece of the action.
Despite these reservations about some of the coders, the style and potential behind some of these demos is fantastic. If they started coming out in serious numbers, who knows, it might just entice somebody to reach into their wallet and buy an Amiga. The rest of us know that they’d be doing themselves a favour. The message is clear.
Go for it, endce someone into the world of the Amiga. Today.
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CSG 70 03 BM 19 991 14 1 tH 3 01 09 I 3 it • tiff 3 1 4 f l»i ivy l tA SIMM is a memory module. A while back all the hardware manufacturers decided it was more convenient to group a load of memory chips into a module card, rather than have people handling individual chips.
SIMMs come in sizes of 1Mb, 2Mb, 4Mb, 8Mb, 16Mb and even 32Mb. Not all sizes work in any given SIMM socket so you should check first before buying one.
2 OK, this can be somewhat confusing. Mhz stands for Megahertz, and indicates the speed at which the processor is working. For example, a SOMHz 68030 runs twice as fast as one clocked at 25MHz. This means that the Amiga becomes faster (although not necessarily twice as fast as the custom chips won't be going any faster).
UP BLUES I had just purchased my Amiga when the December 1993 issue of Amiga Format with the Imagine Coverdisk came out, and because I was new to the Amiga’s graphical capabilities (and am short on disks), I only felt it necessary to 2 The White Knight advertisement in AF62 describes the Blizzard 1230-11 as: Blizzard 1230 -11 Turbo With 40 MHZ 68EC030 - £225 50 Mhz 68030 + MMU - £289 Special 50 Mhz 68030 + 68882 - £399 Blizzard SCSI-II l F for 1230-11 - £79 What does it all mean?
How come you said in your review the Blizzard is 32Mb and the ad doesn't?
F Inell, Hull Imagine there's no memory... a lot of people haven't got enough RAM for Imagine 3.0. What exactly is SIMM?
An FPU is a Floating Point Unit or maths coprocessor. This can speed up mathematically intensive tasks (like ray-tracing) dramatically. The usual FPU for an Amiga is the 68882.
An MMU is a Memory Management Unit. It's not required for the everyday running of the Amiga, so most Amigas (with the exception of some A4000s and A3000s), don't come with one as standard. The MMU is built into the processor, so you can't add one later. MMUs are useful for debugging software, running virtual memory systems and some emulators. Processors without MMUs are denoted thus: 68EC0x0.
The SCSI II (or more usually SCSI2) l F (interface) is for connecting up SCSI2 devices such as super-fast hard drives.
Decompress the program and not the ready-made pictures of the textures.
I then copied my decompressed program on to your Coverdisk so that it wouJd have a smart label and look good. Big mistake. I now use Imagine a lot so I would like to ask you these questions:
a) Can I send my Coverdisk back to you and have it re-copied with
both the program and the demos?
If not do you know where I can get it re-copied?
B) Is there any way I can create my own textures?
C) Could you give me the amounts of colours to get a glass effect
on Imagined Jan King, Birkenhead, Wirral Oh dear, that was a
bit silly wasn’t it? Every month we write loads of
instructions and the poor art people have to fit them in to a
small space. What makes that space even smaller is a large box
that we include every month called Backing Up Your Disks
where, in excruciating detail, we explain how to make a copy.
I would suggest that you buy a back issue, but they are sold
out. I will however Continued overleaf 4 I think you'll find
that 32Mb is the most it can take, but not what it comes with.
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Unlike some magazines we won't just concentrate on the areas of expertise we are most familiar with, we will take on any problem (as long as there is an Amiga involved). As you will appreciate, we do get a lot of Workbench questions every month. If you want to get yours noticed, here are a few tips: At Amiga Format we aim to answer as many questions as possible, 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: Please bear these points in mind and remember that we are trying
our best to help you.
IF YOU HAVE A QUERY... Nick Veitch iJM ft.
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You can create your own textures but it is quite complicated. It is more like writing a little program. Does anyone else want to know how to make your own textures? Send a (nice) postcard to Workbench, labelled Textures Please. If enough of you write in I’ll cover it next month.
Glass is easy, try the following: COLOUR: RedO GreenO Blue 80 REFLECT: redO GreenO Blue 0 FILTER: red 150 Green 150 Blue 255 SPECULAR: Red 255 Green 255 Blue 255 DITHERING: 255 HARDNESS:255 ROUGHNESS:0 SHININESS: 20 INDEX OF REFRACTION: 1.4 That will give you glass with a slight tinge of blue.
Having purchased a RAM expansion for my A500+, I started using Imagine. The only problem I seem to have is that I cannot load any of my rendered images into Deluxe Paint 4, even though there is a convert IFF ILBM in the objects section.
So can Imagine convert them to IFF ILBM or will I have to buy a conversion utility from the Public Domain or a commercial one such as ADPro?
David Byurd, Chaddesden, Derby QUITE LIDERALLY... Can you please, please, PLEASE tell me where I can get hold of a program called Organised!. It was written by Simon Kein using AMOS in 1992.1 don’t know who published it but I have rung nearly every computer shop in the world and nobody stocks it.
Please help or my head will eventually explode!
Jason Amadongwooly Liverpool It was released as licenceware and appeared on the cover of a far lesser Amiga magazine. To the best of my knowledge, it is no longer stocked by anyone. It is not PD, and the library that were handling it dropped it soon afterwards. If anyone does know of where to get hold of it, please write in and let me know, otherwise it might get a bit messy at Mr Amadongwool’s house.
The convert IFF ILBM option in Imagine, in the Detail Editor, is for converting IFFs into Imagine objects, not the other way around. If you are not able to view images in Dpaint, then you are rendering the pictures in the wrong mode. The best displays you can get are in HAM mode, so choose that from the list of presets found in the rendering requester.
Convert IFF ILBM is useful for converting clip art into objects, not for generating bitmaps.
THE RIGHT IIVIAGE THE EYES HAVE IT I have two burning questions which I hope you can answer. I own a 6Mb A1200 with a 40Mb hard drive.
1) My eyes are hurting. I have been staring at the interlaced
void on my television for five years and now I have to get a
monitor. I can't afford a Microvitec 1438, and I run mainly
intuition-based applications, so I want to get a VGA or SVGA.
I'd like to run a screen resolution of either 640x480 (multiscan hi-res) or 800x600 (Super 72 super hi-res mode), but it's a jungle out there and PC monitors come with labels like Noninterlaced, Low radiation multisync... Eek!
Does this mean that some PC monitors still have interlacing? I just want a stable, clear display for a high resolution screen. Pretend I'm an idiot and just tell me exactly what I need for this. (Perleeeeease!)
Kier Darby, Reading You are extremely unlikely to find a monitor that is a) inexpensive and b) supports Super 72 super hi-res mode. Most VGA monitors give SPEEDING FASTER I am planning on upgrading my Amiga in a couple of months and wondered if you could answer a few questions? My current A4000 is fitted with 4Mb of Fast RAM, 2Mb of Chip RAM and a 240Mb hard drive.
1) What sort of speed increase could I expect if I added a
Cyberstorm 040 40MHz 68040 accelerator to my A4000? Also, do
you recommend this accelerator? I want an all-round speed
increase, especially where graphics are concerned.
2) What new features could I expect from upgrading to Kickstart
3.1? Would the new graphics libraries speed up things such as
Vista and Imagine 2.0 rendering times?
BRILLIAIVT THINGS
1) 1 saw that in Nick Veitch’s review of Brilliance 2 he had
combined a picture with a Vista render. I was thinking of
buying Vista Pro 3 or Vista Pro Lite and would like to know
how he did it and if other paint packages can do that or just
Brilliance 27 If so, which other paint packages can combine
pictures and Vista renders? (I have Dpaint 3 and Photon
Paint).
2) The Megalosound sound sampler doesn’t come with the necessary
leads to connect it to a sound source, so where can I get hold
of them and how much do they cost?
Matt Rogersy Norfolk
1) You could do it just as easily with Dpaint. All you have to do
is create a mask (using the stencil feature), rub out the
areas where you want the second image to appear, cut it out as
a brush, load the second image (remember to turn the stencil
off), and plonk the brush down again. Easy.
2) The Megalosound has standard phono socket inputs. You can
connect these to line-outs from hi-fis, tape decks and all
sorts of equipment with a set of two phono-to-phono leads.
These will set you back about £3 from any hi-fi store or
Tandy, Dixons, Currys, Jessop, etc. WHY E Is the Amiga more
advanced than any console?
Jeffrey Bridges, Plymouth Are bears Catholic? Does the Pope live in the woods? What do you think?
1) Any accelerator only speeds up processor operations. If you
are concerned with speeding up your graphics redraw, the only
thing you can do is get an accelerator, some jolly fast memory
and shadow your ROM. Accelerators such as the Warp Engine,
G-Force and Cyberstorm let you do this.
2) There are marginal speed increases in some of the libraries,
but most of 3.1 (as far as you are concerned) is concerned
with CD-ROM support.
3) Hopefully,
4) Unfortunately not in the case of games which make use of the
Akiko chip, or any other special features of the CD32. At the
moment there isn’t a CD32 solution for the A4000.
5) There is no more news on a CBM A4000 CD- ROM drive.
3) Would my software remain compatible with Kickstart 3.1?
4) If I upgraded to Kickstart 3.1 and added a Toshiba XM4101B
twin speed, SCSI-2, multisession CD-ROM, would I be able to
run CD32 software, such as Microcosm? Also, if I added a Peggy
MPEG video card, would 1 be able to use FMV software, such as
Top Gun?
5) Have you any more news on the Commodore CD-ROM for the A4000?
We seem to have been forgotten in the midst of the 1200 CD
drive.
Steven Browne, Camberley, Surrey you a screen resolution of 680x548 in hi-res laced mode.
Some VGA monitors do have interlaced modes, but really you should think of saving up your pennies for a 1940 or a Microvitec - it'll save all sorts of problems.
I recently bought an A1200 with a 210Mb Conner hard drive from Trilogic. When it arrived I discovered I had no HD Tools (which your mag often mentions concerning hard drives) or any Bizarre images result from not using the correct image format. This used to be a nice cheetah.
TOOLING UP PARTITION PETITION I have an A500 with a 512K upgrade, running Workbench 1.32.1 recently acquired a GVP A500- HDS+ series 2 (52Mb) hard drive from a friend. I haven't used the drive yet because it needs the quantum drive replacing due to a fault, I intend to replace it with a larger quantum drive.
What I would like to know is, when I partition the drive, does the A500 recognise these partitions automatically or do they need to be assigned or mounted in some way, if so how is this done? How do you boot from them?
I also have a problem with the battery- backed clock on the 512K upgrade. When I try to run the clock program on the Workbench disk, it displays the clock but the clock doesn't run. (In digital mode no digits appear in the display). The right time and date are displayed in the startup- sequence when Workbench is loading. The same problem occurs with any clock program. Is the fault in the A500 or the battery-backed clock?
Steve Gallagher, Moston, Manchester The partitions automatically mount, but only if you ask them to. Your hard drive preparation software such as HDToolbox . ?M should enable you to do this on the partitioning screen SCSI Rddress 0, LUN 0 Unused W88& = A partition ¦¦ Current partition (although with some software it f ijjjj is in advanced options). The default is normally turned on, so the drives are recognised.
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Again, this should be an option on the partitioning screen. You should also be able to set the Degrader SnoopDos PackerTools Boot Priority, and you should ¦..¦_H[fw]BMIlBpit- -f11 GigaHm give this a value of 1. This ¦ ¦ 1-;• j k • ' 1 ' '' I ....'t~' QBTooisDL Hbtools means you can up from floppy if you want to.
The clock business sounds COP very strange indeed. Did it ever HDToolbox is invaluable to hard disk owners as it makes setting up work at all? Partitions very easy.
Usually if the clock was at fault - either because it was broken or the What happens if you enter the CLI and type battery was run down - Workbench would not be 'setclock load'? Try leaving your Amiga on able to find it and would give you an error overnight to charge up the clock battery and try message. It could be a fault in the clock memory. Again in the morning.
Such utilities. I phoned them up and they told me that they don’t supply HD Tools (even though their ad says they do if you fit the drive yourself).
They sent me a program called Microbotics Hordframe Utility. Does MHU do the same as HD Tools? Also, when I asked about the hard drive manual, which is referred to in the Workbench manual, they said that there wasn’t one and if there was that they’ve never seen it and it’s a case of learn as you go.
So, I’ve got a few questions I desperately need answers for.
1) Should I have been supplied with HD Tools? If not, where can I
get it from?
2) Is there a manual for hard drives and where can I get it
from?.
3) In Personal Paint if I load a GIF format picture from the hard
disk and don’t alter the screen size and colours it goes all
fuzzy and I have to reboot my A1200. Can I save a setting so
this won’t happen again? (My A1200 is connected to a normal
television).
4) Can I add an extra partition to my hard drive without
reformatting it, because I do a lot of music work and I need a
place to store music programs such as MED and all my samples?
ROM FOR ONE MORE?
I own a CDTV with a floppy drive and a keyboard. Because nearly all utilities now require Kickstart 2 or greater, I would like to know if a ROM sharer with Kickstart 2 built in would work on my CDTV. I already have the switch which allows the CD drive to be switched off, giving a full 1Mb. Would I still be able to use the sharer with this?
I started buying your magazine from Issue
49. Why did you give the CDTV hard drive only 45 per cent in an
earlier issue? I haven't got the review of it (I only saw the
rating on Indexer, Coverdisk 59a).
James Harrison-Bodle, Hove, East Sussex You certainly can install a ROM sharer and run an updated version of Kickstart.
Unfortunately, the controller software for the CD drive is in the CDTV ROM, so if you did switch, your CD drive probably wouldn't work very well.
Your best bet is to hope that Commodore
5) I can’t load any of the fonts on the Subscribers’ Superdisk
into Intellifont on Workbench. They decompress into RAM, but
they have no icons.
6) I tried to install BattleChess to my hard drive but it keeps
asking for the disk to be inserted into DFO: I tried typing -
Assign DFO: DHO: BattleChess, but the CLI would not accept it.
I had a similar problem with Historyline as your reader in AF61, except I kept getting the message - Can’tCancel HL7 C assign Failed - Return Code
20. What does this mean?
All these problems, and I’ve only had the Amiga for 10 days. I thought hard drives were meant to make life better!
S Anslow, Stanmore, Middlesex Er, yes well. You do seem to have a lot of problems.
I’ll do my best to answer them.
1) HDToolbox is the Commodore hard drive utility, which is
supplied with an Amiga when you buy one with a hard drive
fitted. Third parties who install drives into Amigas usually
provide their own utilities, like Rdprep or GVPFaaastPrep.
They all work in similar ways, but since we don’t have any room for providing comprehensive instructions for all these programs, we usually stick release a 3.1 update for the CDTV, although this is not terribly likely.
I can't tell what was going through the minds of the reviewers at the time, but I imagine that the low score resulted from the lack of expansion capabilities, the poor amount of software available at the time and the clapped- out old version of Workbench included.
To HDToolbox and it’s up to you to interpret the instructions for your own utility.
2) There is a hard drive manual, but it only comes with Amigas
which Commodore have fitted with a hard drive - A4000s
basically.
3) In what way fuzzy? Why do you have to reboot (does the Amiga
crash)? Does this happen with all GIFs? You haven’t really
given me enough information here. Why don’t you load up the
picture as it is - using current screen settings will probably
screw up the palette and the screen size for that picture.
4) No, if you add an extra partition, you have to reformat the
drive. But you don’t need one. Why don’t you just create a
drawer called Music and put everything in there.
5) You don’t need icons. Just run Intellifont and select RAM: as
the source file directory - the fonts will appear.
6) You can’t assign DFO: to anything - it is the name of the
actual device and can’t be cancelled.
What you need to do is assign the name of the disk, such as: Assign Battlechess dhO:battlechess The Can’t cancel assign message comes up because you still have the HL7 disk in your drive!
Take it out and try again.
WINDOWLESS I have an A500 with Kickstart V2.04. It used to be an ordinary A500 but with a hardware modification I gave it 1Mb of Chip RAM - a total of 3Mb of RAM.
I purchased a GVP HD 8+ and also a GVP PC286 emulator, which worked with nearly all the software that I tried... That was until I tried to run Microsoft Windows v3.0.1 got hold of it for 10 quid, but I cannot get it to run.
I run the install program and it installs to the part where it tries to run Windows to continue the installation but it just crashes after displaying the title screen. Any ideas on how to get it to work?
You are now my last hope after receiving no reply to a Fidonet message.
I also have one other query. Am I right in thinking that the A500 has a Zorro II port (the side expansion port), the same type as the A1500? If so, is it possible to fit an A1500 Zorro II card, like an EGS Spectrum Card on to an A500 using just an 86 Continued overleaf 4 4* wire, ribbon cable? I know this is possible with a Bodega Bay but that is rather too expensive, and I wouldn’t be able to use my hard drive (unless I take it out of its case).
Chris Warren, Morebattle, Scotland Why on earth would you want to run Windows anyway? The problem is almost certainly down to RAM. Windows 3.0 requires huge amounts of memory, much more than can be addressed via the usual methods on a PC, Amazingly the standard memory on a PC is only 640K (because it is 70s architecture).
Everything added after that has to be Extended memory or Expanded memory. Some applications use one but not the other.
You should check how much of your RAM the GVP emulator lets you address, and how it can be configured.
The A500 expansion slot is more or less a reworked version of the Zorro slot, you are right.
However, signal noise - especially where a hard drive is involved, probably makes it impossible for you to successfully connect anything to it via ribbon cable. There was a device called the Slingshot which converted the expansion port into a single Zorro socket, but as far as I know it is no longer available.
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Is there a PD version of the programming language COBOL? Also, would it be possible to transfer files from an Amiga version to a PC and vice versa?
T Are magazines giving up on 1.3 owners? More and more mags (Amiga Format included) are having Coverdisks that need Workbench 2 (such as OctaMED from AF62). I can’t afford to upgrade as I’m sure many others can’t. I expect the same sort of comments arose when 1.2 was put to rest!
Matt Taylor, Crawley, West Sussex COBOL? Bring on the slippers and the pipe. Yes.
There is, but I’m not sure what it’s called. It was recently added to the Aminet collection., so I expect by the time you read this it will be available in PD libraries such as 17 Bit.
Why don’t we support 1.2 any more? How many top programs do you think we could have on the disk then? I don’t believe that you can’t afford the 2.1 upgrade. You must have had your machine a good few years by now, and if you can’t afford to invest any money in it, why should everyone else be held back? I mean, you can’t even get a current Amiga that still has WB2.0, never mind 1.3 or 1.2. Get real.
Well, that’s it for this month, I’ll see you again next time where (hopefully) I’ll solve some more of your common problems. Take care.
1 Nearly all CD-ROMs, and certainly all that have been manufactured in the last year or so, conform to the IS09660 standard.
2 This means that all the information stored on them can be accessed by anything as long as it has a 9660-compatible mechanism (which all of them are) and the relevant filesystem.
3 Although you can access all the files on a CD- ROM for, say, a PC, this doesn't mean that the files will be any use to you. You won't be able to run PC games or applications. You may be able to use PC graphics files, text files and even sound files though.
The same goes for Mac CD-ROMs 5 Many information-based CD-ROMs, like Walnut Creek's Space And Astronomy disc, can be equally well used by a Mac, PC or Amiga.
6 The CD32 cannot access many standard CD- ROMs, because it needs a disc containing a startup sequence. However, this can be got round if you boot up the CD32 from floppy, using an expansion kit.
7 The other way is to boot up from a disk which does have an Amiga startup-sequence. Many Amiga oriented discs have such a startup- sequence, as well as support for networking protocols such as ParNet and SerNet.
8 You can fit a CD-ROM drive to ANY Amiga, all you need is a CD-ROM mechanism, an interface and the filesystem.
9 SCSI-2 CD-ROM drives are best for use with higher end machines like the A3000 and A4000.
The Apple CD300 external drive is suitable for use with the Amiga, and cheap (£150).
You will need a SCSI interface to use this.
As well as a SCSI (or IDE) interface, you need the filesystem and device drivers as well. There is a PD version of this software, called the AmiCD filesystem. This is available from PD libraries.
This DOES NOT mean you will be able to play all CD32 games. Most use special features of the CD32, like the Akiko chip which converts chunky graphics (used for large software sprites) to planar graphics (as used by the Amiga's display chips).
The only machine (at the moment) that you can play CD32 games on (apart from a CD32) is the A1200, when equipped with the Zappo CD-ROM drive.
You can still use CD-ROMs such as the Fred Fish collection, font collections, 3-D object discs and all sorts of other nice things. There are plenty of discs on a variety of subjects from garden flowers to deep space objects.
You can also access Photo Cds. There is a PD conversion system available, and also a loader for ImageFx. In order to use Photo Cds with more than one lot of images on, you have to get a 'multisession drive'.
Most CD drives also allow you to play audio Cds. There are plenty of CD player routines in the Public Domain which either play through headphones or through the Amiga.
With some software you can also sample direct from the digital audio tracks, but if you listen to Depeche Mode a lot, we do not advise you to do this.
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- IS* Design Hints and Tins No matter what DTP program you are
using, a few simple rules can make your designs look a lot more
professional. Marcus Dyson reveals a few trade secrets... DTP
has brought the power to produce professional quality design to
every Amiga digestible manner. Simplicity of design assists
this. If however you have the very good fortune to be made art
editor of Raygun or Bikini magazine, here the idea is to
obfuscate the information as much as possible, if not to make
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2. Choose yourfonts carefully.
In order to obey edict number one (bove) you have to choose your fonts very wisely. If you don't, you will quickly become frustrated with the ones you are using and begin to introduce others, and yery soon your Trainspotters Club Magazine will begin to look like the Letraset catalogue.
How do you go about choosing your fonts? Well strangely enough, a good place to start is the Letraset catalogue. Qnoe you haye got an idea what you want by looking through this tedious, but immensely useful tome, make a call to your local PD library, ora commercial Amiga Font dealer, the best ones advertise in Sood DTP does not have to be complex. Attractive pages can be produced by obeying a few easy rules. And most mportant of all, remember to keep it simple.
DTP has brought the power to produce professional quality design to every Amiga owner. The problem is that not everyone has the skills to be able to produce first-rate layouts. Professional designers spend three or more years at college learning Lheir trade - but they spend most of that time down the students union drinking cheap beer, or n the refectory discussing Suede records. What hey actually learn in that time can be written on a )iece of paper about the size of... Well, this double )age spread actually. So Tm going to tell you how
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0M DON’T GET CARRIED AWAY. Now you have I all this design power at your fingertips, don’t eel you are obliged to make use of all of it on every document you create. All that power is so hat you are equipped for ever)' eventuality, not so hat you can use 327 fonts, 428 colours and 18 different kinds of border on every page. If you do t will look crap. If you don’t believe us... try it!
In design schools, there is a popular saying, Less is more!’. While this is obviously total tosh (and completely oxymoronic too) what it actually means is (in design) restraint is a good thing.
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o present information to people in an easily digestible manner.
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2 CHOOSE YOUR FONTS CAREFULLY. If you don’t, you will become frustrated with the ones you are using and begin to introduce others, and very soon your Trainspotters’ Club Magazine will begin to look like the letraset catalogue. How do you go about choosing your fonts? Well strangely enough, a good place to start is the Letraset catalogue. Once you have an idea of what you want make a call to your local PD library, or a commercial Amiga font dealer.
If in doubt when choosing fonts, a good rule of thumb is to use extra bold san-serif fonts for headlines and section heads and a medium, or book, weight serif font for body text.
There are people who are so terribly frightened of not being quite post-post-moderne enough that they use san-serif fonts everywhere, but don’t ever try to read a book which has been designed by these sad souls.
Perfectly good American college students have spent many a Summer recess day reading lengthy tracts of drivel just so that typologists can discover which fonts are easiest to read when used for body copy. This property is called readability.
Never, and I will repeat that... NEVER confuse readability with legibility. Readable fonts, like Times New Roman, New Baskerville or Bookman are good for setting magazine pages, or books. But owner. The problem is, not everyone is a skilled enough designer to be able produce professional quality design. Professional designers spend three or more years at college learning their trade, but they spend most of that time down the students union drinking cheap beer, or in the refectory discussing Suede records. What they actually learn in that time can be written on a piece of they are not good for
large banner headlines.
For this you need to use a font which is legible, such as Helvetica Black and Futura Black.
3 MEASURE CAREFULLY. The length of a line of type is called the measure, and traditionally it’s measured in ems and ens, but since these units mean nothing at all they’ve been dropped in favour of millimetres.
But the length of a line of type is important to how readable the text is. If the line is too long, the reader keeps skipping back to the beginning of the wrong line, because they have to scan back too far along the line. If the line is too short, the reader finds it tiresome having to flick back so often, and the flow of the copy is disrupted by frequent line breaks.
But good designers know a little secret. Lines are (usually) best kept between one and a half and two and a half lower case alphabets in length. If that sounds like gobbledegook to you, just aim for between 40 and 65 letters on each line. This rule is for body copy, like this. Headlines, captions and call-outs are exempt from it.
4 LEADING. Another major factor in how easy a piece of text is to read is the spacing between the lines. Because all printed type used to be moulded from molten lead, this is called leading, and it is tradidonally measured in points.
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One of the most use'll things D IP has brought to us is the ability to produce desktop colour, and vwth the pnoes o* quality colour inkjet printers 'ailing ail the time, quality colour output is now within reach o? Rrost Amiga DTP users.
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3. Measure carefully.
The length of a line of type is called the measure, and traditionally it is measured in em and ens, but since these units mean nothing at all (in fact they actually change with each different size of type you use) they have been ¦dgftonod in favnnr nf Placing text on too short a measure forces the reader's eyes to flick back too frequently. This breaks up the flow of the text, and makes the reader restless. This is OK for short snippets of text, but most readers won't persevere for longer pieces of writing.
Do you standardise something when its own basic unit of measure is variable? So some things are measured in points, which are 72ths of an inch, others are measured in millimetres, which are thousandths of a metre, and for all most designers know, others are measured in Leagues, Bushells and Burchills.
So leading has always been measured in points, but since very few people could tell you exacdy how long a point is, and because there are two different systems of points anyway, most modern designers use percentages... OK, I lie, but some do, and if you learn points, these will inevitably be the ones you deal with.
A good spacing for text, and we are talking about body copy again here, is +25%. Which means that 8pt type would be set on lOpt leading.
This is true... 8pt type should be set on lOpt leading. Except... If you wash to break rule 3, about line lengths, a good way to do it is to break rule 4 too. If you increase the line length, increasing the leading can maintain the readability of the text.
5 CREATE EMPHASIS. A black and white poster densely packed with copy is unlikely to attract anyone’s attention. But if it were to have an interesting slogan in large letters, you could probably stop people in their tracks.
But if you use the slogan so big that there is no room for the rest of the words, your efforts have been in vain. Design is about making the slogan big enough to arrest people’s attention, yet saving enough room to put all the rest of the information in.
6 USE COLOUR. One of the most useful things DTP has brought to us is the ability to produce desktop colour. And with the prices of quality colour inkjet printers falling all the time, colour output is now within reach of most Amiga DTP users.
But even if you don’t have a DTP package printer combination which supports colour, you can still use ‘colour’ to enhance your pages. If there is a particular piece of text which you want to create emphasis for, box it out. Boxing out involves putting a piece of text in its own box, then changing the characteristics of that box to draw attention to it.
For instance, you could give the box a border, but remember to indent the text from the edge of the box for readability. Another option is to make the box background black, and make the text white. This is called white out text, and you should be aware that while this gives a piece of writing great impact on the page, it is more difficult to read than normal (black on) text.
If you do have colour, remember to keep a tonal difference of at least 30% between the text and any background you lay it over - any less and it will be difficult to read.
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Most good DTP packages have a feature included in them called Tags, or Style Sheets.
These let you define a particular paragraph format, and then assign it to a given piece of text just by highlighting that text and pressing a funcdon key, or another key combination.
8 USE PICTURES AND GRAPHICS. As a DTP user you have the power to combine graphics with your text. Any graphic, from a fabulous ray-traced 24-bit picture right down to a simple logo knocked up in 20 minutes in ProVector, enhances the look of a DTP document.
Now your fanzines can have pictures - colour ones too! You can even give yourself a logo to put on the top of your letters. This is what DTP is all about, the combination of graphics and pictures.
9 CAPTION IT! Whoever said a picture says a thousand words? Hands up! Now shoot that man. It simply isn’t true, all too often a picture simply leaves the viewer asking a thousand quesdons. But a short capdon can transform the picture from a baffling artefact to an interesting and edifying piece of informadon.
BREAK THESE RULES. If you obey the above rules, your design will be good, simple and basic. But if you want to produce great design, you’re going to have to break some of these rules. The best thing to do is experiment.
Don’t go and break every single one of the rules all at once, or you’ll be back to something that looks like the aftermath of a fight in a font factory.
Take them one at a dme, and see what you can achieve by bending, or even breaking some of the rules.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marcus Dyson studied Media And Production Design at the London College Of Printing before becoming art editor of Bodybuilding Monthly and art editor and editor of Amiga Format. He is currently a contributing designer to Snowboard UK magazine, when he is not too busy playing Arcade Pool.
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I’m here to help you meet both those challenges - to pass on artistic skills which fully utilise the brilliant facilities offered by the likes of Personal Paint. Since the Amiga 1000 blew my socks off, through the B2000 and now the A1200 I cut my graphic teeth with Deluxe Paint.
The arrival of Brilliance shook the Amiga graphics world and it out-performs Dpaint in many areas. I’m lucky - I use both in my work. So where does Personal Paint figure in the graphics league?
As a drawing tool it can’t match the advanced features of the top two, but it does a sound, workmanlike job. If I didn’t rate it, I wouldn’t be wasting your time. It has potential and offers new and intermediate artists everything they might want. And to help you get the most out of it we’ll focus on real hands-on, step-by-step drawing guides. Hopefully they’ll introduce you to the finer points of Personal Paint in the context of developing your artistic ideas.
This month we’ve got a truly simple project which requires absolutely no artistic skills. If you can follow instructions you’ll end up with a great- looking screen with all the graphics work done courtesy of Personal Paint. Don’t believe me? Hell, you don’t even have to draw a straight line!
CrD Over the past couple of issues we've kicked the tyres and looked under the bonnet of Personal Paint and the other leading Amiga paint packages. Now it's time to slip into first gear and take Personal Paint for a real test drive, with Peter Lee at the wheel.
EXPLORING OUR FRAGILE EARTH Colours: if you've got 'em, use 'em! In this I tutorial we'll be working in low-resolution mode with a palette of 256 colours. If you haven't tailored your program to start in this mode (by editing the Settings values) then change modes now. To do this, pull down the Project menu and select Image Format. A requester opens, and you should select PAL: LowRes, and slide the colour bar gadget to the extreme right until the figure 256 is shown as the value. If the values 320 and 256 are not the values in the Screen and Image boxes, enter them now to set the screen and
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Click on Proceed, and your screen will be configured for the tutorial.
2 From the toolbox palette display (below all the tools) select black as the background colour (right-click on the colour), and mid-blue as the foreground (left-click). These are the end and start of our gradient. Select the Area Settings by right-clicking on the Fill tool. Ensure the top control says Gradient is the Fill Type, and set the gradient to automatic by clicking on the box-to- box gadget below the gradient display. A row of boxes means manual, and two boxes joined by an arrow means automatic. The gradient gadget is next door. The symbol we want is a circle with an up and down arrow.
The gradient window shows our black to blue gradient. Click on Proceed.
Tints are accessed from the Filter requester. You access this by right-clicking over the Image Processing icon to bring up the Filter Selection requester. Tint is a good way down the listed options. When the Processing icon is highlighted on the Tools menu, wherever you draw is tinted in the foreground colour. This can be a bit hit and miss, because it depends on your current palette. Clicking twice on the Processing tool allows you to draw a shape in freehand mode, instead of the normal rectangular shape.
TINT IN 6 Using the Fill tool, fill the black hole, which should create a neat effect of darkness moving from the edges to a brighter centre. Select light blue as your colour, and the single pixel brush. Click on the top half of the Circle tool, and draw out a circular edge to the Earth to give an impression of the thin veil of air surrounding the planet. Remember, the circle is drawn from the centre. Select brown as foreground colour, and activate the Tint function (right-click on the Image Processing tool, and from the list of options click on Tint). Proceed, and click once more on the
Processing tool for freehand mode. Draw the land- masses which take your fancy on the blue globe.
7 Copy your work to the alternate screen (press Shift J). We may need a back-up! Right-click on black to make it the background colour. Click twice on the Brush cut-out tool to select freehand mode.
Following my example, and holding down the right button, draw the tear down the picture. Carry on drawing along the lower edge to the right bottom corner, then up to the top right before continuing along the top to where you started the line. Let go of the mouse button, and you should have a gaping black hole which you've just cut out, and a brush about half the size of your screen.
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8 Select white as the foreground colour. Press key F2 and your brush becomes a solid mass of white - you've just selected Colour mode.
Position the white brush a few millimetres to the right and below where it actually would have been before you cut it out. Press the left button. This small offset is important for giving a realistic impression of the crack in the picture. Press key F1 to restore the brush to its normal state, and after positioning it a few more millimetres away from the edge of the white brush we've just painted down, click the left button. Look at the illustration to get an idea of the small amount of offset needed to create the effect.
3 Position the Fill icon anywhere on the screen and then click to fill the entire screen. It should have black at the top, progressing to blue at the bottom. You can draw a few stars on screen, using a single white pixel brush.
STEEP GRADIENT A colour gradient has a start and an end colour.
The series of colours in between is composed of all the intermediate colours between the start and end colours.
So, if black is the start colour, and white the end colour, the colour gradient moves from black through a series of ever-lightening greys until it reaches white. Dpaint calls this function a Range, Gradient Fills are affected by the direction of the arrow. 1 is straightforward horizontal foreground to background; 2 is graded vertically and 3 shows the Contour Gradient Fill. Examples 4, 5 and 6 show how Personal Paint fills an area based on the whole screen and not just on a specific shape.
9 Go to the alternate screen (key J), and clear it.
Right-click the Font tool and select a good size font (over 30pt) and type in the text as shown in a yellow colour. Cut out the text as a brush, and select red as the foreground colour. Outline the text by pressing key 0, and paint it back on screen.
4 Select black as your drawing colour. Then right-click on the Fill tool again and on the Area Settings requester, change Gradient to Solid.
Proceed, and click on the lower half of the Circle tool. Draw a circle to the left of centre, about 5cm in diameter.
Pattern from Brush ?a m imi in m m Dithering Pattern m Gradient l c and allows you to manually build up your gradient using *0*8* !
Several different colours on a Range Bar. Personal Paint is not quite as ij sophisticated - all it asks of you is to select the foreground and background colours. It then does its best to work out the range which best fits. The only real control you have from the Personal Paint Gradient requester is whether to have a gradient comprised of every colour between your background and foreground colours, or have Personal Paint work out the smoothest gradient it can, using all available colours in the palette.
Call up the Area Settings requester, and make the Fill Type Gradient. Select the same blues as you used for the Earth as your start and end colours. The Fill gadget should still be on the circle with four direction arrows in it. Proceed.
Fill the letters in the text to get an impressive 3D effect. Cut out the text, switch to the alternate screen and paste down. Congratulations - not only have you created a piece of computer art, you've also picked up some valuable skills for getting the best out of Personal Paint.
5 To fill the black hole and begin to make it look a little like Earth, call up the Area Settings requester again, and this time make the foreground colour light blue, and the background the darkest blue in the palette. Change the Fill Type back to Gradient, and toggle through the various orientation symbols until you see a circle with arrows inside pointing up, down, left and right. Proceed.
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CygrmsEd Professional V3.5 Copyright Q 1987-1993 CygnusSoft Software fcferke:Kagazinas fteForaat bIitz5 doc BIT tine 177 cot 36 DistnBlobby.bb2 HIT * tine 1 col 42 mm PROGRRM LOOP---- DisplayO f1*9=8 px=148 py=45 All arcade games, such as the classic Apidya (below), are based around a main loop that For b l To 6 contains all the code required to update blobs(b) state=8 every aspect of the game. This main loop is b lobs(b y=68 performed up to 50 times a second to b lobsCb d i r=8 produce smooth animation.
Blobs b fal l=-78- b*58 Next b blobs(1) state=1 b tobs 2) state=1 Buffer 8,16384 White Joyb 8 =8 If flag=8 Vhait UWBuffer 8 ,face We’ve got the pyramid, we’ve got the green balls - now all we need is the player and a little gameplay. Last month we saw how we could use Imagine to render two different views of the rather portly Mr Blob (not to be confused with a BBC trademark) and then flip the images around to get all four directions.
At this point it’s worth mentioning that you could render lots of in between images if you wanted, including some animations of the character bending his knees. Later on you might want to include some animations of him getting squashed. Now we can concentrate on moving the character around the screen.
As with the balls, we’ll make use of a table of values to adjust the Y (up and down) co-ordinate.
This provides a more realistic movement as Mr Blob bounces up and down the pyramid. This time however, we need two different tables, because the character also moves up (the balls only fall down).
The two arrays of the player co-ordinate adjusting values are set right at the start of the program. Displaying the Mr Blob sprite on the screen is yet another exercise with the Bblit command, but if you look at the procedure for doing it you’ll notice we also need to include the object number to determine which way the character is facing. This value is passed into the procedure as an extra parameter and it is set depending on which way the joysuck is pushed in the procedure MovePlayer }.
The variable ‘jump’ is used to store the current status of the player. If it is equal to 0, then Mr Blob is standing still and the user can select a direction for him to go using the joystick. If jump is greater than 0, Mr Blob is in die act of jumping, and a value of 17 means he has finished.
Checking die joystick for direction is easy, because Blitz includes an almost idiot proof way of reading them. The function Joyx(n) returns a value of-1, 0 or 1 depending on which way the stick has been pressed: left, not pressed or right.
The value of‘n’ specifies which joystick port to use - normally port 1 is used, because the mouse is BLITZ MODE Secretly nestling in the procedure DisplayO you'll find a special command: Blitz. This isn't a subliminal commercial, but an exciting way of providing your programs with a lot more power.
Normally Blitz programs work according to the Amiga rule book - multitasking nicely, accepting Right-Amiga-M and Right-Amiga-N screen flips, that sort of thing.
In Blitz mode, that changes completely, and the Blitz program is given total control over the Amiga. Gone is the multitasking (and file handling!), which means Blitz programs run a great deal faster. Because they no longer have state=blobs b state bx=blobs b) x by=blobs b y bd=blobs b) d i r fat t=blobsCb falI If state=1 If fat I -31 PrintBlob bx,by NoveBlob bd,bx,by, fal l Endlf blobs b) x=bx blobsCb) y=by b lobs(b) d i r=bd blobsXb) fal l=fal I Next b Endlf If flag=1 FaltfoOeath py PrintPlayer px,py,face Vhait UhBuffer 8 Endlf Hend END OF HR IN LOOP - NoyePlayerfpd, px, py, juap, up,
PruntPlayer px,py,face} For b=1 To 6 connected to portO. Likewise thejoyy(n) funcdon returns a direction for the joystick being moved up and down. When the jump counter reaches 17, Mr Blob has finished his jump. We then need to discover the colour of the tile he has landed on, because the level is only completed when all the pyramid blocks have changed their colour.
We can take a peek at the colour using the Point(x,y) function, which returns the pen used to draw a particular pixel of the display. In this case, if the pen used is number 26, we need to alter the colour of the block. This is done by Blitting in the spare block we designed with the rest of the graphics. This new block is Blitted in rather than Bblitted in - this is because the Bblitted block to share any Amiga resources, they can also start to experiment with the screen display much more - and special copper and scrolling effects become possible.
More on that next month, but in the meantime notice how including Blitz in the DisplayO procedure makes a big difference to the smoothness of the action. Hint: if you are running Blitz Basic on an A1200 or A4000 and you are using a multisync monitor, remember to switch off Mode Promotion from the Preferences program Icontrol. Failure to do this may result in a rather squashed display.
BLITZ TUTORIAL OCTOBER 1 994 By examining the main loop listing supplied, you’ll see that in BlitzBlob the flag variable has only two states: 0 for when everything is fine, and 1 for when the player has accidentally jumped off the pyramid and is falling to his death. You will need to add several more: at the moment there is no checking for getting squashed.
UnBuffer 0 MovePlayer pd,px,py,jump,up,face} PrintPlayer px,py,face} For b=l To 6 ; Move and draw blobs statesblobs(b) state bxsblobs(b) x bysblobs(b) y bd=blobs(b) dir fall=blobs(b) fall If statesi If fall -31 PrintBlob bx,by} MoveBlobfbd,bx,by,fall} Endif blobs b) xsbx blobs(b) ysby blobs(b) dir=bd blobs(b) fall=fall Next b Endif If flag=l ; Mr Blob is dead FallToDeathfpy} PrintPlayer px,py,face} vwait UnBuffer 0 Endif Wend ; END OF MAIN LOOP - would be erased with the other sprites when the Unbuffer command is used. When you are improving this game, you will probably want to include
score-keeping code at this point so you can tell when the level has been completed.
Now is probably a good time to mention flags, one of the most useful programming tricks we’ll come across this month. A flag is a variable which is used to store information relating to the way a particular program is operating.
Most games consist of a main loop, in which the player and enemy objects are updated.
However, there are also times when there is text on the screen (perhaps saying Game Over) or a time when the player’s object is getting squashed or otherwise dying. Here’s an example: :flag=Owhile flag 99 if flag=0 ;print "Get Ready" flag=l endif if flag=l ;move all objects as normal ;if player gets killed flag=2 endif if flag=2 ;display player getting killed flag=99 endif wend Display } flag=0 ; Main game state variable px=148 py=45 up=0 jump=0 face=3 ; Starting direction for Mr Blob For b=l To 6 ; Up to six enemy blobs blobs(b) state=0 blobs(b) x=142 blobs(b) y=68 blobs(b) dir=0
blobs(b) fall=-70-(b*50) Next b blobs(1) state=1 blobs(2) state=1 Buffer 0,16384 While Joyb(0)s0 ; Repeat until mouse button If flag=0 ; Every normal* Vwait There are three different states in the above example - one for an intro screen, one for the main game and another for when the player is killed. In a full game there are probably many, many more to cover muldple lives, game over messages and various other nicedes, each of which has to be coded separately by the programmer.
LISTING ONE Listing one: ; MAIN PROGRAM LOOP That’s about it as far as the program goes.
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Welcome to the first installment of Amiga Format's OctaMED tutorial which has been expertly penned by Ed Wiles, possibly one of the county’s leading OctaMED authorities and author of the OctaMED manual. Over the next few months Ed will be leading you through a series of tutorials designed to teach you the fundamentals of composing music with this powerful music tool.
Even if you don’t have any musical talent, don’t worry - as you’ll discover over the coming months, writing great tunes with OclaiVlED is easier than you might think.
If you’ve never used a program like OctaMED before, then it may appear more than a little unusual and perhaps even a bit daundng.
OctaMED, like most Amiga module editors, uses an editing system similar to that used by professional drum machines. Instead of composing music in a linear fashion (from start to finish), OctaMED tunes are built up of patterns (or Blocks as they should be called). A pattern is essentially a short section of music of a fixed length that forms the building Blocks of a song. The great advantage of this approach is that the same block can be used over and over again within the same tune, saving time and making the task of remixing tunes very easy indeed.
Anyway, without further ado, let’s dive in at the deep end by wridng our own Amiga Format tune. Have fun!
C D F G A C D F G A c i E F cdefgabJ D E F G 1 You’ve probably already experimented with the demo tunes included with the AF62 OctaMED Coverdisk, but now it’s time to make your own music. Our Coverdisk version of OctaMED 5 doesn’t have any sound samples and so we’ll have to use the instruments used in the demonstration tune Fairlight in the MODS drawer.
Start by loading Fairlight into OctaMED by selecting the Open option from the Project menu.
Once the tune has loaded, you need to clear the song data, but keep the samples in memory. To do this, select New from the Project menu and a requester pops up on to screen asking you if you wish to Clear All or just Clear Current, Click on Clear Current and you can begin.
2 The Amiga plays music using four stereo sound channels, each of which can play one instrument at a time. The four columns in the Tracker Editor, known as tracks, correspond to these sound channels and you compose music by entering notes on these tracks.
Press Shift~ right until you reach instrument 04 and switch on Edit Mode by clicking on the Edit check box (upper screen, bottom left).
Playing notes using the keyboard enters the notes in the Tracker Editor. Now press the P key once.
Note E is played on the Bass Drum using octave 3.
Chord 4 Let’s add some hi-hats. Return to line 000 then move across to the next track using Ajt right .
Select instrument 06, then turn Space Mode on (space box, upper screen, bottom left). Enter hi- hats every second line using the O key - Space Mode skips every second line for you. Play and stop the Block when you’ve finished. (Keep Space Mode on for now').
OctaMED Professional V5 .01b - Song: unnaned mu cq Elay Song Cont Song 04 ii|t)||Fl ickBass (soft) | 6560 «Ivpe... Play Block Cant Block 4Ch Inst Parans... Edit Sanple... | Edit SynthS... |d| STOP | 00:071 R | Q| SPD| 033 1 1 06 1 1 1 0INRM Sal 01 01 | |Stl 001 001 Sal 001 001 fi| 001 001: 0112 J Set 1CI 3 Now select instrument 05, then move down to line 004 using down and press the I key (note 03). Select instrument 04 again, move to line 008 and press P. Select instrument 05, move to line 012 and press I. Continue entering these notes every fourth line to the end of the Block (the last
note will be on line 060). If you make a mistake, simply move the cursor over the offending note and press the Del key. Use Play Block and Stop to Chip: 0000830464 Fast: 0800327008
- Stopped - _I Freeze Display .. . , Hey DJ! Where's the listen
to the Block. Ba5s? The first track in our OctaMED tune holds
the bassline.
Eee c-2 100000-3 00 1---00000--- 002 ---OO0O0D 3 003 --- 00000--- 004 C 3 20000D-3 005 --- 00000--- 006 --- 00000D 3 00V--- 00000--- 008 C-2 10000D-3 00 9--- 00000--- 010 --- 00000 D 3 011 00000--- 012 C 3 20000D 3 013 --- 00000--- 3000OR 2 40000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 40000 00000 40000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00000--- 30000--- 000 O 0 30000--- 00000--- 9000GH2 00000--- 30000FH2 00000--- 30O00--- 00000--- 30000--- 00000--- 5 Now we can add a new Block and then copy the drum beat into it
and add a bass line. To add a new Block, select Block menu - New - Append. The last Block number is now 001, and the Block Status display shows this. Press Shift- down to see this new empty Block 001, then press Shift- up to return to the previous Block.
Then select Block menu - Copy to copy block 000 to the copy buffer, then press Shift- down and select Block menu - Paste to paste the copy buffer into block 001. It’s all very similar to a word processor.
Now for the bass line. Make sure you’re on line 000 and move across to track 2 (Altxright ). Select instrument 03, then press the following keys to enter notes - be careful!: Y down down 6 5 down down 2 M down down 5 E down 5 6 Y down down 6 5 down down 9 U down down 5 E down 5 6 Play and stop the Block when you’ve finished.
Chlo: DdlSsSagSMWWMfjr - S1000ed - ""’igl Freeze Display Elay Song I Cont Sony |B Piano piiy nock I cut Block uBmmm ,.«w--!.lzrgaum'fp«r wmmn HhiajMMifeiooi ooilfpBMi Vl Edit Vt Space I Chord ftl On Off BjfflE I £dit SwU.T. I Hit S»m Cunt Block 916 886 V FoUoy »¦ “£* I_ I»s Ciht I Hear With the drums and bassline fed in, the melody is then added to Block 002.
6 And now, the tune. We’ll add two more Blocks and copy Block 001 into each of these new Blocks before entering the melody. So select Block menu - New - Append twice, then select Block menu - Copy. Paste the Block into both Blocks 002 and 003 (Shift- down and Block menu - Paste twice). Move to Block 002 track 3 line 000 and select instrument 08 (this should test you a bit!). Now press these keys to enter some more notes: Y down down down Y down down down Y down 6 5 6 Y U down 9 down down down 9 down down down 9 down U Y U 9 O down . Finally, move to block 003
(Shift- down ) and enter the other half of the tune: P down down down Y down down down down = P O 9 down U down Y and then Play and stop blocks 003 and 004.
Hands up if you know someone who plays that tune on the piano... Freeze Display Stopped The playing sequence tells OctaMED in what order the music should be played.
7 The Blocks now have to be linked together. This involves creating a list of Blocks in the order they should be played, called the playing sequence. We’ll create the following sequence: 000 001 002 003 002 003. This means the introductory Blocks are played then the tune is played twice.
Open the Playing Sequence by clicking the Sq button (upper screen, fourth row). One playing sequence line has already been added for us: Block
000. In the window, click on Bottom (left of window) then Insert.
A new entry 000 is added. To increase it to 001, click on
the small button (slightly above and to the left of
Insert). Click on Bottom, Insert and again to add an entry
002. Do this again, then click Bottom, Insert and this time,
followed by another Bottom,Insert and . The required
sequence has been created. Now close the window, and click
Play Song. When the song has finished playing, it will start
again.
The Save option automatically saves your instrument samples as part of the module file.
8 Finally we’ll save the song. Select Project menu - Save, and click on the small button at the far top left of this window. Insert a blank disk in any drive, then click on Volumes and on the name of your disk. Now type Songl.AF64 and press Return. Back in the main window, turn Create Icon off (on the left), and click on the Save button (bottom left).
There! Finished. You should now have basic OctaMED song construction under your belt. In next month’s Afwe’ll reveal some more goodies, adding to our song and especially looking at an easier way of loading instruments. Don’t miss it! £ Grab your own OctaMED samples with a sampler.
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If you’re a regular Amiga Formal reader you will already know all about the future of interactive TV (AF62), and how you will soon be able to dial up movies down the telephone line. But what you may not have realised is that the future is already here, albeit in a pretty basic form. Already, many Internet sites are setting up systems which enable you to download moving images down the telephone line to your machine.
The technology which allows this is MPEG (Motion Picture Experts’ Group). This is a standard which defines how video clips can be compressed and stored in a digital form and it’s The Elvis Aron Presley Home Page Don't you tread on my blue suede Internet shoes. Elvis fans will no doubt be flocking to the newly opened Elvis Internet site.
Capable of a great deal of compression with only a small amount of quality loss.
For instance, a seven second clip of a skateboarder (as seen in the grab at the bottom of this page) takes up around 770K of disk space. As you might expect, the process of getting hold of this file is hardly instantaneous. It took me around 15 minutes to download it from the Californian University site where it’s held.
This particular file was accessed from a World Wide Web page using the Amiga Mosaic software and the PD MPEG viewer MPEG_Play. Real-time viewing of images isn’t a realistic possibility until high speed Internet links become more common.
Some good examples of MPEG files on the Internet are the Genetic Movies of Michael Witbrock and William S Reilly (http: robocop.
Modmath.cxs.cmu.edu:8001 htbin moviegen form), and some files on the homepage of Steve Dunham, including some good examples of digitised video of his brother skateboarding (Gopher: gdl.msu.edu:79 hdunham). One of the most bizarre things I’ve come across recently on the Internet is a World Wide Web page set up by Michael Witbrock, one of the authors of the Amiga version of Mosaic, which allows you to talk to his cat. You access the WWW page, type in the message, and Michael’s Amiga uses a special Arexx script to pass your phrase to the Amiga’s speech synthesizer.
It also supplies you with a list of what other people have been saying to the harassed feline.
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Cat, so you shouldn’t expect much of a response, although it has been known to purr and rub its side against your ankles.
This rather curious use of Internet resources somehow seems to bring out the worst in people.
Many of the things people have said to the cat are distinctly bizarre, including ‘Meow meow meow meow. Now sing with me kitty meow rrrr fffftt.’ and ‘Kitty want some cyanide?’, although my personal favourite has to be ‘Some cats are aliens in green fur suits. ARE YOU?’ The talking cat can be accessed from Michael Witbrock’s Home page at http: www.cs.cmu.edu: 8001 Web People mjw mjwhome.html. And speaking of fat cats, there is also now an Elvis Internet site. From here you can take a trip around Gracelands, or even see the (rather long) list of things that Elvis considered essential to have
in his fridge, such as at least six tins of biscuits, freshly made banana pudding and a large quantity of chocolate brownies.
There are also a good selection of pictures available for download, as well as samples from some of his songs. If, like me, you think that Elvis was an overrated cabaret artiste, you probably won’t find this site particularly interesting, but if you’re a fan of The King, then I dare say that you’ll find something to help while away the hours. I must admit that I never realised that the name Elvis Presley was copyrighted, but apparently it’s a trademark of Elvis Presley Enterprises... The Elvis exhibition is on http: 128.194.
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COMMODORE DREAMING FORMULA: 1 MODEM: MULL I was flicking through an old issue of Amiga Format when I spotted an article on games that use a null modem cable. I ran down the list and spotted F1 Grand Prix. I immediately ran and found my FI manual and started to look for how to start this linked mode. I couldn't find anything about it, so I decided to write to you to ask how to start this. I hope you can help.
Also, what has happened to the humour in your reviews of games? Many was the hour I would spend reading the captions under the screenshots, and having a good laugh about them, but now, no humour at all. All we get are comments about the backdrops.
Af Norton, Cheshire Sorry, but whoever wrote that about F1 Grand Prix was obviously mad. F1 Grand Prix does not in fact support any null modem cabling at all (which sort of explains why the manual fails to mention anything!). If you're still desperate to link up some Amigas for a bit of two-player action, try Stunt Car Racer or Lotus 2. The problem with humorous captions is that they don't tell you anything about the screenshot! Still, if it's funny you want, funny you will get... run CD32-dedicated games such as Microcosm. And for the main course, if you bought a CD32 the only way you can use
it as an A1200 CD-ROM is via the serial port - which is considerably sloiuer than the PCMCIA method used by the Zappo. The machines aren ’i really very comparable, but it just goes to shoiu what a bargain the Csft2 is.
POWERIMG UP 4000’s hard drive is 40Mb smaller.
With pricing like this I’m not surprised the A4000 didn’t sell well.
On a similar subject why did Commodore never get their money (OK they didn’t have very much of that rare phenomenon) into the PowerPC PowerMac? Don’t say that the Amiga would just become a PC, and that it would lose Workbench and its wonderful multitasking because the PowerMac can still run System 7.0, albeit slightly slower.
This could have saved Commodore and boosted the Amiga name in computing circles, I know Commodore are (supposedly) developing the AAA chipset which will be RISC based, but would it not have been cheaper to have developed it with Apple, Motorola and IBM? There isn’t even guaranteed backward compatibility from the AAA to the AGA chipset.
Wouldn’t you have liked a Power Amiga running the AGA chipset (or the new AAA chipset) at super fast speeds but also running Workbench 4, fully multitasking with Windows of course? I’m sorry7, but it looks like Commodore missed the (local) bus with this one!
Martin Sloan, Melrose OK, OK, were all agreed: A4000s are overpriced! But an LC4 75 isn ’t such a Continued overleaf 4 new hardiuare; it’s something else completely to make sure that there’s a good software base for it at la u nch.
Happily, the CD1200 already has a huge library of games, but it needs some good, serious softivare to make people really take notice. Commodore’s Jonathan Anderson agreed in principle with the idea of bundling serious software and has yet to speak to Digita, so you never know!
1200 IMTO 32 WONT GO I own an A1200 and I’m a bit confused with all the CD32 emulators available or that are going to be available in the future - especially the price. For an example of the price comparisons, you can buy a CD32 with FMV capability, a joypad and six games for only £230.
On the other hand you can buy the Zappo CD-ROM drive, reviewed in AF 61, for £199.99 and that is ail you get. No indication of a joypad, definitely no Akiko chip and no games. For an extra £30 a consumer can purchase a fully compatible Amiga games system, with a joypad and six games. Please shed some light on why the prices of these two items are so backwards.
Ben Hobbs, Kent Well, jerr starters the Zappo drive is Akiko compatible: it emulates the Akiko chip in software - and it works well enough to An Apple Mac LC may be cheaper than an A4000, but it's not as flexible.
I received the latest Special Reserve magazine this morning where an Apple Mac LC 475 8 160 with a monitor, 6 megabytes of RAM and the same processor as the A4000 ’040 is selling for £1,025.99. The equivalent A4000 (same spec plus monitor) would cost £2,047. That’s a difference of almost £1,000!
The price for the A4000 (from Hobbyte) includes a Microvitec 1438 monitor which might cost a bit more than the Apple monitor, but the The A1200 CD-ROM should be available in the UK this Christmas.
I have a dream. This dream is that Commodore stop smegging about and release the A1200 CD-ROM in the UK. There are about 200,000 A1200 owners and I reckon at least 25 per cent of us would be interested in the drive if - and it’s a big if - Commodore make a commitment to help develop serious software and not just console-beating games.
Suppose Commodore finance software houses with hard cash to release serious CD software. For instance Digita could be licensed to produce a Wordiuorth CD, a bug-free Wordworth 5-based system with an extensive library of scalable fonts, interactive on-line help for novice users, some clipart, and so on. Text import export filters for some of the leading PC word processors such as Word, Word Perfect and Amipro would also make Wordworth CD popular amongst students and other users for transferring work between systems.
Once this great feat has been achieved other serious software could follow suit, such as Imagine CD, Dpaint CD, Scala CD, Pagestream CD and so on. If Commodore could pull this off and package Wordwoiih CD with their drive for £250, I am sure they would make a bloody huge dent in the market and launch the Amiga CD platform into the real world.
I await Commodore’s decision on marketing the A1200 CD-ROM with bated breath and £250 clutched at my side. I am sure I am not alone.
James Boorman, Suffolk Well, first the good news is that (as exclusively revealed in AF63) Ike CD1200 should be on sale by Christmas.
But, as you say, it’s one thing to launch I was recently playing a game called Minesweeper on my friend's PC After just one game, I was hooked and could not bring myself to go home. After I had been kicked out, the one thought that occupied my mind was that I would somehow have to find a conversion or a clone of the game, so I decided to write to the all seeing, all knowing person, namely yourself. Is there a PD or Shareware Minesweeper clone or even a full price title?
Peter Gates, Liverpool The game is also called Bombs on the Mac and there are several Amiga PD versions knocking around, such as Minefield which is on the Essential Games 5 disk from Handy Software, 4 Drumclog Avenue, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8NA (041-956 6602).
I've heard that a computer version of Games Workshop's Warhammer has been released. Could you tell me if this is true?
Christopher Reid, Tyne & Wear It's untrue I'm afraid. However, Gremlin (0742 753423) have released versions of HeroQuest and Space Hulk, although A reader is horribly hooked on Minesweeper on the PC. Now he can become horrendously addicted to Minefield - the Amiga PD version of the game.
You might find these are a bit simplistic.
You could do a lot worse than give Eye Of The Beholder (contact US Gold on 021-625 3388) a quick bash; otherwise your next stop is a to get hold of a fullblown wargame.
A POEM Each month I go into a store To buy something which gives me more.
Deciding, when the mags I spy Amiga Power I might buy.
But when I spot the price, I fear It seems to me just much too dear!
AF has more than twice the pages Enough to last me simply ages.
Next month I'll go into a store To buy something which ain't a bore.
And when the magazines I spy Amiga Format I will buy!
Give us more games upon your disk Or I'll cut your head off with a whisk.
From Helen of Southend on Sea Who writes in verse most happily.
Helen Berrington, Southend on Sea Dreadful... utterly dreadful. Helen, take up painting or parachuting or something, but lay off the poetry, eh?
hot machine: it’s not expandable and only runs the ‘budget’ version of the 040 chip, called the 68LC040. Originally designed to control consumer electronics goods like refrigerators(!), the 68LC040 doesn’t have an FPU (Floating Point Unit) unlike 040 Amigas. So maths- heavy applications like 3D modelling won’t run as quickly. Anyway a Mac won ’t run Lightwave or Imagine or Music-X or Art Department or PageStream 3 or Brilliance or... Commodore luould. Have problems incorporating their current technology into a PowerPC chip, since the Amiga employs several different chips to do the ivork,
whereas the PC and Mac rely on the sheer pozuer of Us single CPU. But I’ll be surprised if Commodore don’t use Motorola’s RISC chip at some point.
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE I am a semi-professional user running two 4000 40s with 14Mb of memory as part of a video suite. But with the demise of Commodore, will I be running out and selling my Amiga to the highest bidder to invest in some other technology, which I don’t understand? I think not.
At the moment our company has a video on the delights of Cornwall selling in over 20 WH Smith outlets throughout the west country.
Everybody who has seen it has remarked on the quality of the graphics and to my knowledge not one of them has said, ‘nice graphics, shame they were done on Amigas.
Commodore’s gone bust you know!’ It just doesn’t happen. People in the real world don’t care what makes the graphics so long as they impress.
If we wanted to re-invest in PC technology to do the same job each machine would cost about £10,000. 3D Studio is £25,000 and that’s just the software. This month we’re investing in Opalvision so that we can go full 24-bit - and it doesn’t get any better than that! I hope somebody does save the Amiga and that it goes from strength to strength; but for somebody like me who has invested heavily in the Amiga, I shall be sticking with it no matter what.
A computer is a tool that allows us to do a particular job, and at the moment we’ve still got the best tool on the market.
Dave Sazukins, North Devon A commendable vieivpoinl; and one I’m sure that’s echoed by Amiga users everywhere. And now it looks like the Amiga’s future is secure, there’ll be no need to szuitch to the PC (God knows zvhy you’d want to in the first place!).
BETA BY DESIGN Recently a colleague at work was telling me about a scheme that he is part of for testing forthcoming software releases for the Apple Mac.
He gets sent beta versions of new software and upgrades for evaluation and all he has to do in return is inform the companies of any bugs, suggest improvements, and mention any features he thinks are particularly good.
I was wondering if any Amiga software houses operate a similar scheme, and if so how do you become part of it, because I believe that I could make some useful contributions to the development of serious software on the Amiga?
You may think I am just after a ‘free lunch’, but this is not the case.
This year alone I have spent nearly THE PRICE IS RIGHT This letter is in response to Jeff Walker's column in AF59, in which he said his boss puts the bottom line in money and thought the Amiga was too expensive when compared to the PC. Well, if money is that important then money shall be our argument. The following prices are approximations taken from mail order houses this side of the Pond, from ads that appeared in issues of Amiga World and PC World, so actual retail prices may be different in the UK.
AMIGA PC Final Writer $ 120 Word $ 300 ProCalc $ 120 Excel $ 300 PageStream 3.0 $ 225 PageMaker $ 555 Helm $ 100 Harvard Graphics $ 200 ADPro $ 190 Photoshop $ 555 Imagemaster R T $ 70 PhotoMorph $ 90 ProDraw $ 110 Corel Draw $ 275 Real 3D Pro $ 400 3D Studio $ 3,000 Amiga 4000 40 $ 3,000 Zeos 486 DX2-50 $ 2,250 (10Mb RAM, 433Mb (8Mb RAM, 426Mb hard drive, 25MHz, hard drive, 50Mhz CD-ROM) CD-ROM, soundcard) The total price of the Amiga is about $ 4,335, while the PC takes a hefty $ 7,605 out of your wallet Even if we don't take 3D modelling into consideration, the Amiga totals $ 3,935 against the $ 4,605 of the PC.
So, whoever thinks the Amiga is overpriced should take a stroll around the software stores and compare prices and power of complete systems, not only hardware specs. If you want the best word processors and spreadsheets, the PC is your best bet.
But if you want to do something exciting, like multimedia, video, modelling or desktop publishing, then the Amiga is the only option.
Roberto Baca, Mexico And, of course, you've forgotten to add on the cost of replacing the PC when you hurl it out the window in disgust because the stupid thing refuses to recognise your new graphics card sound cardfCD-ROMIgamelMMUlgraphics application (delete as applicable).
A few years ago Channel 4's GamesMaster show ran a Kick Off 2 Golden Goals competition, with viewers sending in their best saved goals. Now that Sensible Soccer is the undisputed champion of Amiga football games, how about holding a competition to find the best Sensible goal scored?
This would be done by Amiga Format readers sending in their highlight disks containing their best efforts. The best goals and of course the winning entry could be put on a Coverdisk for all to see. A decent prize (perhaps a briefcase full of used fivers) should be awarded to the winner.
SENSIBLE SUGGESTION It would be up to you to provide the judges and decide what type of goal should win (solo £2,000 on additional software and hardware for my Amiga system at home, and I am trying to establish a multimedia production company using this equipment, along with video equipment that we’ve purchased or rented. So you see my dedication to the Amiga is absolute, and I only want to see it succeed.
Any help you can offer me would be much appreciated. Thanks for an excellent magazine, do keep it up, Floyd Glecwes, Kent As far as I know, no A miga developers operate such beta test schemes. Obviously with the problem of piracy you can imagine some reticence on their part.
However, it s not a bad idea - and Amiga Format would be happy to coordinate such a scheme if a ny developers need some help removing bugs or improving their software.
MOVIES, GAMES AND VIDEOS While browsing in my local HMV store I noticed that videos, tapes and Cds were being sold off on a two-for- £10 basis. These were going like wildfire while the computer shelves nearby were being sadly neglected by the majority of customers.
I think software houses should adopt a similar strategy in the Summer months to boost sales, since this is a slow time. If companies were to sell two games in a single volume for about £30, then maybe more If you think you're any good at Sensible, enter our sensational Most Sensible Goal Of All Time competition at the Future Entertainment Show from October 26-30 at Earls Court.
Efforts, direct free kicks, teamwork and passing, brilliant finishing). We also think that it's necessary when judging to strike a balance between how good a goal looks and how difficult it is to achieve. For example, long range curling shots look good but are easy to perform.
We hope you can organise this.
Matthew Charles, Andrew Brown, Hastings Well, funny you should say that but we're organising something along those lines for the Future Entertainment Show. You can bring your saved goals along to the show and we'll get the Sensible crew to judge them on the day! And there'll be a trophy full of fivers for The Most Sensible Goal Of All Time.
Would be sold and the customer would get a much better deal!
What do you (and indeed the software houses) think of this idea?
David O’Conner, South Yorkshire If you look a little closer at these ‘two-for- a-tenner’ movies, you’ll see that they’re generally either old, crap - or both. They usually lure you in with one or two good fdms, and then try to get you to buy one of the naff ones at the same time.
The games you ’re on about are usually only a few months old, and so discounting them isn ’I a wise move - and once you’ve reduced the price, you can hardly put it back up again once the Summer ends. If you ’re after bargains, check out budget titles and compilations.
WORKBENCH WOE A short while ago I purchased an Amiga 1200 for my granddaughter.
The Workbench disks were copied and put away in a safe place - so safe they cannot be found.
In the meantime copies of Workbench 3,0 and the storage disks have got damaged and I am trying to find out where I can get replacements for either the set of five or just the Workbench 3.0 and storage disks.
R Pearson, Carlton-un-Lyme You can try writing to Commodore at: CBM Ltd, Commodore House, The Switchback, Gardnei* Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7XA. & THE MAN AT THE TOP Write to Commodore UK managing director David Pleasance do Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth St, Bath BA1 2BW.
CD OR NOT CD?
Is it worth me waiting for a few months as opposed to buying a CD32 now? Call me paranoid, but I've got a terrible feeling that when the new 64-bit Jaguar is released, other companies will follow, including Commodore, and the CD32 will go the way of the A600.
I've always thought of the Amiga as the only decent home machine around. I think I speak on the behalf of all Amiga users when I say we can't afford to upgrade our hardware every year.
Dai F Rees, Morriston, Swansea The so-called 64-bit Jaguar (it's actually 2x32-bit, which is NOT 64-bit) has been on sale for some time, and it appears that none of the other hardware manufacturers are particularly worried. The reason is that Jaguar is cartridge-based, and as such, support from software publishers is a bit thin on the ground, because they all want to get out of the cartridge market.
However, technology advancement just will not stand still, and it is inevitable that 64-bit systems will arrive within a couple of years.
The problem is that if you wait for 64-bit knowing that CD32 is the world's first 32-bit CD-based games console, then by the time 64-bit is available, 128-bit will have been announced.
My advice is buy your CD32, enjoy it for a couple of years, then look to trade up when real 64-bit systems that you can touch and feel are on the retailers' shelves. Do not wait for vapourware.
THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE I have a solution to two of the problems that Commodore are facing.
Firstly, the A4000 030, the base machine for serious users, is too expensive to be competitive to the Pcs and the new Macs. Secondly, the CD-ROM drive for the A1200 is not going to be available (at least for some time or for less than the CD32) with the FMV module inside
- this is a serious problem because the number of users enjoying
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The solution is simple and cost effective for both Commodore and future Amiga users. If you browse through the A4000 030 addendum manual and look at the processor motherboard, you will notice that there is extra space on the board for a 68020 processor!
The clever among you will already have found the solution: a new series of machines, an Amiga A4000 with 68020, the A4000 020!
Consider this: a machine with the power and expandability of the A4000 and the AGA chipset, without the price tag of £1,000 plus AND the ability to change the CPU motherboard in the future. I think such a machine could retail at about £500-£600. It would be extremely competitive to the cheap 386 Pcs offering nice looks and the potential of a serious machine without being overpriced.
Konstantinos Margaritis, Larissa, Greece Your suggestion is unfortunately not a practical one. The cost differential between 68020 and 68030 is insignificant, and would not result in a retail price much lower than the A4000I030. 386 Pcs have been dumped on the market because nobody wants them.
The CD-ROM drive for the A4000 will support FMV and whilst the drive for the A1200 will not, it will sell in significant volumes which will ensure continuing support from software publishers worldwide.
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CAT SISTERS By Bryan Moore, Irvine According to Bryan, these two shapely lasses are taken from a cult Japanese manga cartoon. Drawn in Dpaint iV AGA, Bryan has used the AGA chipset's 256-colour mode to great effect.
JUNGLE MAN By Matthew Murphy, Hull Here's a weird image that reminds me of the Natrel Plus ad. Surprisingly, Matthew created this picture on nothing more than a 1.3-based A500 with 1Mb of RAM. Impressive stuff!
A w • • f * LADY IN RED By Jason Carter, London Jason's image looks very simple and even badly drawn, but the more you look into it the more detail and feeling comes through. Even the picture's seemingly unfinished appearance adds greatly to the overall effect.
ORBITAL CHASE By Warren Kelling Andover This brilliant space combat image was rendered in Imagine by Warren Kelling. Although the objects are simplistic, the planet along the bottom of the pic and the glare effect around the bright star at the top of the image give the composition real depth.
NOSFERATU By Mr M Edwards, South Glamorgan This stark image was taken from a German film poster and transferred to an Amiga using Dpaint IV AGA running in 256 colours. Although it's not original, Mr Edwards has done a fine job of transferring a difficult subject to the Amiga.
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When you have several factories and sales offices everywhere, this just gets unnecessarily complicated, and doesn't really add much to the reality level of the game.
Communication breakdown There are a few more instances like this. I'm not sure whether this is a conscious attempt by the coders to introduce an element of the communication problems faced by a global business or not, but it's just plain annoying.
Although fanatically precise in some details, the simulation is lax in other areas. For example, there are no corporate taxes, import duties, government subsidies or trade blockades. There should have been an option to fiddle your taxes or embezzle money from the canteen fund too.
It isn't the theme of the game that lets it down, but the execution. You can imagine (well, I can anyway) exactly the same idea being produced by Microprose, or maybe even Bullfrog, and being compelling and addictive at every stage, with rewards for doing well, nice animations, easier to use controls and some way of judging just what you have achieved. All these things are sadly lacking.
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SOUND Apart from the tedious theme tunes and the odd crash, sound doesn't play a major role.
ADDICTION w iir ii fl 1 1 2 J 14 5 1 6 7 Apart from being a bit knob, developing and designing new cars can be compelling.
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CU AMIGA Instability 96% Playability 93% BLACK LEGEND - FULLING MILL BARN, FULLING MILL LANE, WELWYN, HERTS. AL6 9NP TEL: 0438 840003 emember those wonderful Taito arcade classics of the late eighties, Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and New Zealand Story? Confused Pelican certainly do, and in many ways Morton Strikes Back is a tribute to thos,e cuties, New Zealand Story in particular. There's the usual ridiculous plot, which I'm not going to dignify by repeating here, but suffice to say you control a stick- limbed bean with huge eyes in a collect-and-dodge quest.
The gameplay is traditional platform fare. Leap up on to little tufts of land floating incongruously in midair, collect the fruit and other goodies, leap out of the way of the baddies and jump on top of them to produce points and a satisfying squelch-like sound.
PRICE £7.00 RELEASED Out now REQUIRED 2Mb RAM (AGA only) The backdrops are attractively cartoon-like and there is some delightful animation on the creatures who inhabit Morton's world and on Morton himself, such as the way he crosses his legs in a camp manner when in mid-jump.
On the levels Talking of jumping, Morton has the ability to change direction in mid-air, which is just as well considering the pixel-perfect control needed to make any progress. Goodness, the easiest thing about this game is the effortless way lives are lost in rapid succession, even though Morton can take three hits before leaving the screen screaming.
To be fair, the author thoughtfully allows the player to tinker with some of the game variables at the start.
Time limits can be modified, or even turned off; the number of lives are adjustable and there are four game routes available - Brief Demo, Normal, Original and Easy. Each route allows you to play different selections from the 80-odd Morton picks up a few passing penguins: “Hi guys, fancy coming back to my place,” enquires the stick-limbed hero with the huge eyes.
Levels included with the game - which is just as well because with only a maximum of five lives available, the likelihood of getting to see them all is pretty remote. Well, it is for me anyway!
PROGRAMMERS D Parsons PUBLISHER Confused Pelican Software If this game had been written five years ago, it would probably have been published by Ocean, been Gold-rated and cost £24.99. Having said that, if Morton Strikes Back was published on the Mega Drive today it wouldn't look out of place among the £40 platform games which infest that machine.
Small price Although time has marched inexorably on since this genre was at its peak, Morton Strikes Back is still enjoyable to play and the pitifully small price being asked almost makes you want to buy two.
Morton Strikes Back is only available by mail order through: Confused Pelican Software, Oakfield Lodge, Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset TA3 6SG. Cheques POs payable to D Parsons.
Dale Bradford O Throughout the game there are cameo appearances by snippets from other games; in fact it is almost a game in itself to remember where you saw them before. Were those snails in New Zealand Story or Mario? And what about that swinging ball you've got to avoid?
Morton is a versatile land, sea and air creature and he flits between the three methods of movement, depending on the requirement of the level. It was the swimming part I found most frustrating. The player has to keep Morton bobbing in the water otherwise a life is lost when he hits the bottom of the screen, and there's inertia to worry about, things to collect and loads of bloody fish to avoid. Where are the Spanish fishermen when you need them, eh?
GRAPHICS Standard platform cuties, as you'd expect from a fairly standard cute platform game.
SOUND cxilE-E 2 3 5 6 The tune is of the boop-boop-a genre and there are some fairly good spot effects.
ADDICTION It's a good idea to have a variety of routes into the game and it prolongs interest.
PLAYABILITY Prolonged exposure can lead to frustration introspection and bouts of hair-pulling.
VERDICT “ Although Morton is one of the old school platform games, it doesn't look out of place alongside the more modern offerings, and at this price, it's a snip. 99 80% Has your desire for battlefield leadership been fulfilled? Or, does the prospect of another wargame leave you cold?
Now, MicroProse present Fields of Glory for the Amiga: a game designed to break the mould of dull simulations.
The emphasis is on action and the heat is on you to make those crucial command decisions. The rich, vibrant sights and sounds of our Close-Quarter Combat System replace the tired interface of traditional wargames. You’ll find that skilful ‘against-the-clock’ decision making is more important than historical knowledge.
Fields of Glory: the fury of real battlefield action. For Al200, A500, CD-32 and IBM PC Compatibles.
Close-Quarters Combat System Oh Computer games help answer numerous what if?
Questions that flit through the mind from time to time.
For example, "What if I were to drive a Formula One car around SilVERSIONe? How would I get on?"
FI Grand Prix helps you find out.
Or, "What if I were able to jump several times my own height, manipulate myself into lots of pliable shapes and call upon the help of a devil cat from Hell?" Putty Squad would answer with flying colours.
Petty theft The Clue takes a similar theoretical concept and explores how capable of committing various thieving crimes in post-war London you would be. To help realise these plans, you're put in charge of Matt Stuvysunt.
As with all criminals, you start with small crimes before graduating to the big time. To add extra intrigue to things, your story is narrated in retrospect by an older, wiser Matt.
This is quite handy in that it keeps the proceedings in perspective. If you want to try the same job from a different angle, it also lets you This * where it oU . .iss. m thi norn-'Wt norMe t twi |U«r, 41 wars. Mo.
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Initially, Matt's faced with a minimal amount of choices over his actions. But as he proceeds, meets people, visits more locations, turns over various buildings, gathers more possessions and gains an overall feel for the environment he's working in, the options he can use increase. The player feels more in control of Matt's destiny, has more freedom of manoeuvre and can act accordingly.
The crux of the game lies in your ability to plan, vet and co-ordinate people while holding numerous variables in your head such as times of police patrols, reliability, abilities of accomplices and expected financial reward. Become accomplished at planning and the game world becomes your oyster.
The gameplay is an old fashioned adventure style point and click interface. In a way, it complements the period It all starts from here.
Look, Matt's got a grey beard and moustache. So he must be old.
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Setting. But the graphics don't.
They're flat, make minimal use of colour and due to the lack of any animation, verge on being boring.
Several other mechanisms don't quite work either. For example, it's possible to loiter at a location for as long as you want - occasionally Matt interrupts to say that he's going to 'root to the spot' or something. But it doesn't make any difference to what's going on.
Frankly my dear... And there's a character called Frank Maloya who hangs around outside the Fat Man's Pub. If you decide to wait for 48 hours, he stays there and smokes the same cigarette. It's hardly conducive to the atmosphere.
The same thing happens with the hotel you live in. After you've paid for the first three days, no more is said about your failure to pay the cumulative bill. Strange fare indeed.
Gripes aside, The Clue piques your curiosity and engages your theoretical criminal abilities. This fast becomes addictive and you'll find yourself thinking more and more like a burglar. Whether that's a good thing or not remains to be seen.
Steve McGill 0 LOJ&J 4 5 V6 Flat looking. Restricted palette could have helped atmosphere.
Unfortunately it doesn't.
SOUND LLIJJ I 2 J U Tunes change depending on the location visited. Quickly becomes irritating.
ADDICTION P7 r I* OLI r I 2 I 3 14 5 Once you've successfully pulled off a couple of jobs, you're hooked.
PLAYABILITY 4 5 6 2 Easy to use simplistic front end.
Reminiscent of The Secret Of Monkey Island.
VERDICT 66 Solid playability merges with a highly original plot to produce an adventure with a difference. The Clue is highly addictive 99 74% So you've got ijoiir mother's nose and your father's ears. At least you have uour own bank account.
You must be 13-20 years old. Overdrafts not allowed. Registered office: Notional Westminster Bank Pic, 41 Lothburg, London EC2P 2BP.
OCTOBER 1 994 CD32 GAMES becomes natural and intuitive and the complete experience drips with whole fibre nowt taken out gameplay.
The game plays similarly to the old ZX Spectrum classic Harrier content. The graphics are hailed as 24-bit but they look like an accelerated 8-bit display. The control system is awkward to get to grips with, although once mastered it If you wan I a fa n fas Heal ly- animated game, then look no further than Litil Divil (Gremlin 0742 839942, £29.99) - one of the best-looking games currently residing in the world of CD32 titles.
Hailed by Gremlin as an 'interactive' cartoon, the animation is exquisite and Litil Divil himself exudes so much character that you quickly grow attached to him.
He's laden down with the usual dumb plot which in practical terms boils down to walking around a load of corridors, avoiding traps and the like, entering rooms and solving puzzles, until the main aim of the game is eventually completed.
All of the puzzles within the rooms are similar in style to those found in Dragon's Lair, only Litil Divil looks better and allows the gamer more scope for individual movement within each area of the game. The JETSTRIKE: This features some of the best explosions ever heard (or seen) on any game platform. Dedicated psychopaths will be pleased. As will everyone else.
Cannon Fodder is on CD32 at last. Hurrah! If you want to check out what else is out this month then read on and stop lion around you litil divil or you’ll be leaving on a jetstrike.
First level is difficult but can be coped with. The next level is incredibly close to being impossible Unfortunately, the puzzles and the difficulty level aren't enough to make the game anything more than an average dungeon romp. Which is a shame. Litil Divil has so much character that he really should have his own Friday evening cartoon show. Preferably one where, instead of traipsing around dungeon corridors solving puzzles and the like, he gets to terrorise comfortably well off suburban types. He deserves it thoroughly.
But seriously folks But seriously, Litil Devil's going to keep dilettantes and people with loads of money happy. Everyone else should give it a miss.
The flight sim Jetstrike (Rasputin 0438 840004, £26) is almost the opposite of Litil Divil in fT- CD32 GAMES OCTOBER 1 994
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If you've never heard of Cannon Fodder (Sensible Software, 0799 516044, £30), then you've either been out of the country for the past year or you're six feet under.
Guide little armed geezers through various terrain and missions, killing people, rescuing hostages, killing people, blowing up buildings, killing people, taking prisoners, killing people, driving military vehicles and killing people. Oh and just in case you missed it, you kill a lot of people.
Cannon Fodder's got it all: strategy, arcade skills, fabulous graphics, excellent sound and taxing gameplay. It's probably best played with a mouse because some of the elements are timing crucial and you may find that the gamepad is just a little too clumsy to keep up with the more frantic action.
There are no differences between the floppy-based version and the CD version which means that there are 72 missions to be traversed, pacified and fought through. All in all Canon Fodder is probably the best game yet to appear on CD32. Buy it today - you won't regret it.
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professional actors for the Air Traffic Control Tower. It would
have added even more atmosphere.
Attack missions which is great - the explosions are way over the top and we're still delighted by them.
You can choose to fly just about any modern military airplane. To jriDD ftCTivrrY iech rcror.TED *n ih nc «pcn. RHor dPAra the jhill ulahdi tc the: mcit.
W r A HI5SIOMI HO HIV 5 T DINT JF *A , * : CANNON FODDER add further flavour, Rasputin have seen fit to throw in quite a few helicopters as well. Hurrah for them, or something.
Other improvements are the lack of insanely long loading times which plagued the original - sometimes it was quicker to reboot and start again rather than wait for any changes you had implemented.
Flying high If, in the unlikely event you grow tired of the military missions, you can opt to fly in the Aerolympics. These test all of your flying skills to the limit.
It's a good way of sharpening up the reflexes you need for advanced combat and the like.
Platform fans shouldn't get too steamed up about the release of Brian The Lion (Psygnosis 051 - 709 5755), on to CD32. Sure, the graphics have been prettified even more than the floppy original. Which is no mean feat considering how technically accomplished that game was. But the main failing of rampantly poor gameplay still hasn't been addressed.
Fatal attraction?
There are far too many fatal flaws, any of which can kill a half decent platformer stone dead at 40 paces.
These include pits that open up without any warning, baddies who can only be killed by jumping on their heads, other baddies who kill Brian when he jumps on their head and blind leaps of faith into nothingness where half the time you're going to miss the intended target and Brian ends up dying.
It's a real pity, Brian is such a loveable little character that he deserves more than this.
Superfrog (Team 17, 0924- 291 867, £ 14.99) is a welcome Continued overleaf 4 tr- Simon The Sorcerer borrows heavily from old fairy tales. Many of them have an amusing slant on the original tale. Pity that the speech takes so long though.
The original version of Simon The Sorcerer was reviewed by Rob Mead in issue 56 of Amiga Format. He pointed out that in order to solve many of the puzzles you had to literally sweep over just about every pixel on screen to locate specific crucial objects. This was due to some ridiculously small detection areas set aside for said object.
The problem's still there with the CD32 version, only it's compounded due to the limitations of the CD32 controller at shifting a pointer over a screen.
When you've only got eight directions compared to a multi-directional mouse control, be prepared to accelerate from a calm rational being to an insane hysterical gibbering wreck in 7.5 seconds (approximately).
On the sort of good side of things, the CD32 version offers speech. That's right, Simon and all the characters he interacts with speak audibly. Which helps highlight another of the flaws of the original. The characters you interact with seem too fond of their own voices to let you actually get on with the game.
Depending on your outlook, the little cameos toward the camera can be amusing.
They can also become tiring when the humour isn’t very funny or well executed.
Their jokes are terrible and even the distinctive voice of Chris Barrie of Red Dwarf fame (as Simon) can't save the gamer from this unfortunate situation, which is a shame really. Apart from Darkseed, Simon The Sorcerer is breaking new ground with this idea. It bodes well for the future of adventure games on the CD32.
Unfortunately this isn't the classic game that it could have been. The graphics are beautiful, lush and invigorating but they can't veil your eyes from the numerous annoying niggles of the game mechanics. Simon's for hardened adventure game fanatics only.
platform game release on CD32 for two reasons.
The first being the overall quality and polish of the whole production.
The standard dumb plot about rescuing someone from a sticky situation and horrible end, collecting shiny, sparkling goodies and jumping on fiendish baddies' heads applies, although the aforementioned baddies don't always die when they should, which is a bit of a downer.
There are six worlds to be travelled through in Superfrog. Each world consists of four levels with a bonus gambling fruit machine at the end of each one. The difficulty curve is just about perfect, the initial levels entice you with their apparent ease.
By then, you're totally hooked.
Lots of playability, quality production throughout and most importantly - it's also the second reason for Super frog being a welcome CD32 release - the excellent price of £14.99. Superfrog is a worthwhile addition to anyone's CD32 collection.
Things are certainly looking up on the CD32 front. Cannon Fodder is identical to the normal Amiga version. It costs the same as well and there's no snotty intro trying to justify the cost of the extra few quid that a lot of software houses have seen fit to add to CD32 releases.
Brian The Lion has had quite a few additions made to the background graphics and the like from the standard version.
Unfortunately it still hasn't managed to save the game from poor gameplay though. So it gets this month's Shovelware award.
That's about it for this month. In our next issue, we'll have a chance to look over the CD32 version of Arcade Pool from Team 17. As for what else is going to be around, wel that's our little secret.
See you next month!
BRIAN THE LION: Poor little Brian, he tries his hardest, but he just Isn’t lion enough to disguise the fact that he’s appearing in a second-rate platformer.
SUPERFROG: Slick, professional, not as loveable as Brian The Lion, but Team 17’s Superfrog manages to be very entertaining.
A ’IPIG’ IAT REACHES A MILESTONEIN POLYGON TECHNOLOGY in terms of speed, graphical detail and pure out-and-out playability. A multitude of missions, ranging from devious to manic, take you deep into the heart of this sci-fi conquest of outer space.
1 Bh, r -m- r i ' • ' ikl EPIC - a masterpiece of software engineering.
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As the offspring of almighty Zeus, you demand a seat among the gods.
But before ascending Mount Olympus, you must defeat 32 of Zeus' most powerful deifies. Learn to shatter the sky with lightning and shower the earth with fire. Summon heroes to aid your people and plagues to destroy the enemy. Call forth tornadoes, hurricanes, tidal waves and columns of flame. A challenging task for a god.... a monumental task for a mortal.
"Incredible... probably the best video game in the world." - CU AMIGA 97% Populous is a registered trademark of Electronic Arts Ltd. Bullfrog is a trademark of Bullfrog productions Ltd. © 1991, 1994 Electronic Arls. All Rights reserved. Published under license from Electronic Arts Ltd. Electronic Arts is a trademark of Electronic Arls inc. wm V*' l sfll » ST AMIGA "1 - AMIGA * I THE MOST ACCURATE ANB ADDICTIVE COMPUTER GULF SIMULATION.
Real tournaments played on actual Tournament Players Club courses.
Read the greens • the all new 3D contoured grid exposes each subtle curve. Speciality shots for tough spots- choose from chip and punch shots or fringe putt.
* TV-style views: panoramic aerial fly-by of the hole.
* 3 authentic courses • TPC at Sawgrass, TPC at Avenel, PGA West.
* Compete against 60 PGA TOUR® Pros in 4 round tournament play.
Software © 1990 by Sterling Silver Software and Electronic Arts. Package design © 1990 Electronic Aris.TPC, Tournament Players club and THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP are registered trademarks of PGA TOUR, Inc. Published under license from Electronic Arts.
Electronic Arts is a trademark of Electronic Arts.
The BATTLE OF P1ITAIN.
Summer 1940. The future of World War II hangs in the balance. The cream of the German Luftwaffe and the aces of the RAF are locking horns in their most crucial confrontation yet • The Battle of Britain. Over 50 years on, you have the chance to re-live that famous battle and play the part of a British pilot or a German flying ace.
Your performance determines whether the outcome is a repeat of the British victory or an unprecendented German success.
© 1992 Rowan Software. © 1992 Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Euope) Ltd.
Produced under license from Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
SHUTTLE enables you to fly numerous realistic missions in the Space Shuttle Orbiter.
Based on official government documents, SHUTTLE is the most accurate and comprehensive simulation of NASA's Space Shuttle ever produced for any home computer.
With the aid of Mission Control, you will master such challenges as deploying and repairing satellites, launching spy satellites, manoevring your craft in zero gravity, attaining the correct re-entry trajectory and pulling off complicated landings.
© 1991 Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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Produced under license from Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
Y i HIT SQUAD 2 CASTLE STREET • CASTLEFIELD MANCHESTER • M3 4LZ TELEPHONE; 061 832 6633 FAX; 061 834 06S0 Screen shots tqten from various computer formats & (A HI 5 O 6 3 O Z A H HI 0 0 3 a Steve Bradley reaps the latest crop of re-releases to land on his desk and separates the wheat from the POPULOUS 2: Wandering the earth proclaiming yourself to be the greatest deity of all time is a hobby most of us indulge in, I would imagine. I know I do. I hope you do too.
He Crazy World Of Arthur Brown once said: "I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring you fire", and this is ihe type of stuff going down in Populous 2 (Hit Squad, 061-832 6633, £14.99, AF30 FG95%).
Populous 2 is a graphically sumptuous point V click God game.
You have to wander about conquering islands - the more islands you take over, the bigger the challenge becomes and the more powerful a deity you become. And the more people you can persuade to worship you, the more your power increases.
Populous 2 is a huge game and one of the very best of its type so if power's your bag, go and buy it.
Next up is Eye Of The Beholder 2 - The Legend Of Darkmoon (Kixx XL, 021-606 1800, £16.99, AF35 FG91%). You can't score goals, you can't jump on top of people's heads and you don't even get to drive a car. What you do is role-play in a fantasy world, much as you might have done (and perhaps still do) in the original Eye Of The Beholder.
And if you possess the original game, you can take your old party of adventurers to The Legend Of Darkmoon. So what's it ail about?
Well, basically you wander around tackling monsters and casting as many spells as aspersions.
There is a character awareness feature which means that members of your party can inform you, usually cryptically, of stuff going on you might have missed. Eye Of The Beholder 2's not wildly different to the original but at a budget price, it's a bargain for fans of the genre.
Null and void Regular readers of AF will remember the hoo-ha surrounding the release of a fabulous, quirky, viewed-from- above racing game which appeared late last year. Everyone in the office loved it and many an hour was spent zooming around. And then Overdrive (Team 17, 0924 201846, £10.99, AF53 74%) turned up a month later. "Looks a little bit like Micro Machines," I said.
"Mind you, it's only one-player (you can use a null modem cable for a two-player option) and not as much fun - you don't get to race around pool or breakfast tables," someone else chipped in.
A case of bad timing. But despite the misgivings we had about Overdrive, it's actually a decent enough performer and reasonably smooth fare, just a bit dull in comparison to Micro Machines.
There are three skill levels, four types of motor to race and five different terrains and in the arcade mode you race for cash. At 1 1 quid, it ain't a bad buy for the lonesome racer.
Between two stools?
Last but not least by any means is Nick Faldo's Championship Golf (Grandslam, 081-680 7044, £14.99, AF43 FG90%). PGA Tour Golf and Links represent the two extremes in Amiga golf games. PGA Tour is sparse graphically, yet fast and wonderfully playable, while Links looks beautiful but the screen takes a couple of years to redraw.
Nick Faldo's Championship Golf fits in somewhere between the two yet thankfully, doesn't fall between two stools. Graphically, it's a treat - even the trees look like trees, and the screen redraws at pace.
There are a couple of courses to tackle and up to four can take to the fairways at once while the computer players all have random skill levels but hey, all golf games offer this.
Where Faldo succeeds is in combining slick presentation with solid gameplay. Good value. 2?
MAKING THE MARKS ADD UP Many of the games here have two marks - one in the text and one on the picture. The first is the mark the game received when it was originally reviewed in Amiga Format. The score on the picture is what we now think the game is worth, taking into account the re-release price, how it's aged and whether it's been superseded by a new generation of better or faster games.
For each classic game from the masterminds at MicroProse.
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©Copyright Wunderkind 1994. Published by Renegade rr- Steve Bradley says there are all sorts of tips - cue tips, filter tips, rubbish tips, discretionary tips - but if you’re stuck on a game you need GameBusters tips... I SECOND KIT pWT ITT Apart from being the best Amiga footie game, Sensi also gives you the opportunity to fiddle around with kits and teams. And now you can play in slow motion.
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SENSIBLE SOCCER - INTERNATIONAL EDITION Reviewed AF6 J 93% ¦ Renegade 071 -481 9214 I've discovered how to play Sensible Soccer International Edition in slow-motion: Start a friendly match and make a substitution.
When your player is running off the pitch press Escape to quit the match. Choose Replay, and your players run on the pitch for another friendly tn slow motion. Once the game is in slow motion it stays slow until you make a substitution, even if you load up new teams or start a tournament.
Here's another tip for Manchester United Premier League Champions. Immediately after you score a goal keep on tapping the R key to flick to and from the replay. About 50% of the time it credits you with another goal even though you have only scored one. Be warned though, sometimes the opposition get a goal instead of an extra one for you.
A Monks, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LEMMINGS 2 Reviewed A?46 94% ¦ Psygnosis 051-709 5755 Here's a cheat mode for Lemmings 2. On the title screen click a couple of times in every corner with both buttons on the mouse. You should hear a lemming saying 'Let's go'. Bingo!
You can now select any level in any world, but beware of the Award Me sector.
Richard Wright, Chester-1 e-Street, Co Durham MORTAL KOMBAT Reviewed AF55 74% ¦ Virgin 081 -960 2255 I hove an A1 200 standard, with no extras, and when I insert disk one of Mortal Kombat, and turn on, it takes approximately two minutes and 41 seconds to load, including disk swaps.
Now, get a load of this bit. Insert disk two of Mortal Kombat into your disk drive and switch on the Amiga. The drive should click twice then do nothing, take out disk two and insert disk one.
Mortal Kombat should load as usual but, believe it or not, it will load in exactly 45 seconds. I hope this works on your Amigas - if not, I must have have a bugged original.
I found this out when I was trying to be the characters Goro and Tshang Tsung. I thought if I insert disk two instead of one, it might load up, but with Goro and Tshang Tsung available, but sadly, no luck.
Shaun Robinson, Gainsborough, Lines WING COMMANDER Reviewed AF44 83% ¦ Mindscape 0444 246333 I've just discovered a cheat for Wing Commander.
When you take off from the claw speed up until you reach around 400kps and wait a few seconds, then turn around and head straight for the claw with your after-burners on full and eject before you ship disintegrates into a billion pieces!
Voila! You're ready to start your next mission!
A Reeder, Winchester, Hants ARCADE POOL Reviewed AF59 94% ¦ Team 17 0924 201 846 Here's a tip for Speed Pool on Arcade Pool. Set strength to 80%, put maximum top spin (right at top of the ball) and aim straight down the centre of the pack. Persevere with this break until five, or even six balls are pocketed from the break. My fastest time so far is 20 seconds.
Alan Strang, Strathaven, Lanarkshire Continued overleaf It’s snow joke getting stuck on level 12 on Cannon Fodder. Blast that snowman!
If anyone is having trouble on Mission 12.4 (North Face Of The Eiger) in Cannon Fodder, I recently discovered that a bullet-proof vest is hidden in the top right behind the lower snowman. To get it simply blast the snowman and collect the vest.
Greg Noles, Essex A % VESTED INTEREST TEENAGE MUTANT HERO TURTLES SHORT AND REASONABLY SWEET Reviewed AF 19 35% ¦ No longer available On the security code entry screen, enter the code 8859 and press Return. Then enter the code 1506 and again press the Return key. Now enter the correct entry code. When you start playing the game, pressing the Help key gives you infinite energy.
LEISURE SUIT LARRY and hold down the Ctrl, Left Alt, Z and T keys to enter the cheat screen.
ROBOCOP 2 Reviewed AF18 80% ¦ Hit Squad 061-832 6633 On the title screen type in Serialinterface (with no spaces). Once you are in the game proper, pressing F9 replenishes lost energy and F10 skips the main levels.
Reviewed AF53 53% ¦ Kixx 021-606 1800 Press Alt and X at the same time to by-pass the proof of age questions at the beginning of the game.
SUPER HANG-ON ¦ Not reviewed In the high score table, enter your name as 750J, then press (T- SYNDICATE MISSIONS DISK A complete solution from David McMinn of Aberdeen 3 f I r~J 1 .O A ;., r 1-. TV P jjr 1 j ¦* i, _r t-' 1 ¦ 1 i 4.
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CALIFORNIA - Assassination Destroy the group of agents to the west by firing a gauss gun shot. Go west and up to the monorail platform. Spread your agents out in a square formation. Once the enemy has stopped rushing at you, get off the platform and head north. There are a group of agents in a house and more in a car. Go to the northern-most building and kill the target. Go back to the drop-zone at the start.
There are at least 30 enemy agents.
COLOMBIA - Combat Sweep Get on the roof of the building to the north as soon as possible. Wait till all the agents (16) are killed then take one agent east and get the car inside the eastern-most building. Take the car back to the squad and go to the north section of the city. Kill the enemy agents - most put up little resistance.
Head north to the northern-most building. The target appears as one of the guards on the scanner. There are 32 enemy agents.
COLORADO - Combat Strike Arrange your men in a square and arm them with lasers. Once the agents stop rushing at you go west through the long building. Use gauss guns to kill crowds and lasers to pick off single soldiers.
Save eight gauss gun shots for later. Go west past the first two houses and then north at the crossroads. Destroy the cars with one gauss gun shot each. There are at least 54 enemy agents and over 100 guards.
GREENLAND - Information Retrieval Give one man a mini-gun instead of a laser. Use gauss guns on all the towers that are within range from the start. Wait for about one minute for a car When the going gets tough dive into a building and hide in a corner until the shooting stops.
ALASKA - Protect Move agent 4 to the east edge of the roof and destroy both police cars. Move another agent to the top of west ramp. Give him a laser so he can kill all enemy agents on the ramp. Agent 4 should be used to destroy the second car coming up the road. As long as you stop all enemy agents this mission is easy. There are 16 enemy agents, ARGENTINA - Assassination Give two men a flamer each instead of a gauss gun. Hide behind the building to the west. Get one agent to kill the onrushing syndicate from the north. Put the two agents with flamers beside the windows to the west and put
the other two agents inside the first building. As the enemy runs round the corner, fry them. Once all agents are dead, pick off some guards with gauss guns. After your gauss guns are empty, steam in with everything you have. There are at least 39 enemy agents.
ATLANTIC ACCELERATOR - Deferid Base Arm all agents with five gauss guns and three lasers. Move them to the east side of their towers.
Use gauss guns fired at corners of buildings to catch some agents in the blast and others will walk into the fire. There are 56 enemy agents.
BRAZIL - Personnel Acquisition Put all agents in the car. Go south at the crossroads. Stop before you get to the guarded house. Send one agent to kill the guards, one to persuade the target, one to kill the motionless agents at the west and one to guard the car. Once an attack wave of agents has been destroyed, put one agent in the car and move him to the evacuate point, killing all hazards. After persuading the target, stay in the building and get the remaining two agents to stand guard at the Just when you thought your world domination was all over, the Americas revolt and you're presented
with a new challenge with the horrendously difficult Syndicate Missions Disk. Let's be careful out there.
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guards inside the perimeter fencing before going into the
inner complex in the car. Once inside the base, kill the
guards. Once all guards are dead get into the ambulance and
return to the drop-zone. There are no enemy agents but there
are 58 guards.
MEXICO - Assassination Put all agents behind the house to the north and use one agent to dodge in and out. You have to destroy all cars with lasers or gauss guns. The policeman who is the target is at the east end of the dual carriageway and T-junctions. There are only eight agents but loads of well-armed guards.
* MID-WEST - Multiple Assassination Put all agents inside the
house and wait for the enemy to arrive. Use lasers to kill the
agents by leaving the pointer at the door and as soon as the
crosshairs turn red, fire. Once all enemy agents are dead go
and kill the targets. Don't walk about with your gun out unless
you want hassle from the police. There are at least 46 enemy
agents.
NEW ENGLAND - Personnel Acquisition On this level some citizens need the same amount of persuasion as a policeman but the target is a normal citizen. Move all your agents into the house and kill enemies as they enter. Wait until they are all dead then move towards the target.
Beware when you get to the western-most building because all guards fire guns at you. Kill all guards, persuade the target and return to the drop- zone for a pick-up. There are 1 2 enemy agents.
NEW FOUNDLAND - Personnel Acquisition Spread your men into a square formation. Hang about until all moving enemy agents have been killed. Move north along the east face of the long tunnel building. Move west picking off all of the SYNDICATE OFFERS To order your copy of the ultimate Syndicate challenge - the Missions Disk - at an AF special price of just £12.99, turn to page 130 NOW!
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FT- agents when they start to run. Continue west until you get between the double fencing. Follow the fencing south. Kill all guards in the first house you come to and then kill guards at the door of the target's building. Stand at the corner and fire a gauss gun. The blast should take out all the guards but leave the target safe. Persuade the target and go back through the double fencing. Follow the north edge of the city to the pick-up point. There are 24 enemy agents.
NORTH WESTTERRITORIES - Escort Executive Get into police car and stop it just outside the gate. Get out of police car and put your men in a square formation. Kill all on-rushing enemy agents
- some of them are in a police car. Once all moving agents are
dead, send one man west and kill all of the motionless agents.
Move the police car and allow the executive to go on his way.
There are 20 enemy agents.
NORTH WEST TERRITORIES - Hitman Assassination Move north to the row of trees. Move east until you reach the guarded house. Kill guards and destroy roadblock. Go east and put three men on the square of ground east of the T-junction. Send another agent further east to the target house. Kill guards at the door. Steam into the house killing everyone. There are eight or 16 enemy agents.
PARAGUAY - Protect The path that the man takes is: east, south before the eastern-most building, west at the fence and stop beside the female citizen. Continue west stopping at another female and, upon reaching the pillar, north, past the house at the first ending of road, and then west between the first two houses. The mission then ends. There are 56 enemy agents.
PARAGUAY - Recon Sweep There are three methods to do this mission as you are told in the emergency update that all you need to do is evacuate. Each method only requires one agent to be sent in.
First method: Give your agent a persuadatron. At the start, persuade two citizens and two policemen. Then go into the house and as the enemy agents run into the house they are persuaded. Once all enemy agents are persuaded, go north and kill the policemen. Get on the monorail and go east to the pick-up point.
This method can be used if you are low on agents as it is the easiest mission to persuade the enemy.
Second method: Put your agent inside the house and kill the agents as they run in the door.
Follow the directions as the first method, once all agents have been eliminated.
Third method: This is probably the hardest one. Go north along the street, on to the monorail and east to the pick-up point only pausing to kill agents who catch up with you as you run.
ROCKIES - Escort This is the same mission as the AF59 Coverdisk demo. Park your car in front of the target's car.
Get out and move two agents south and two south at the street west of the first street. Kill the onrushing enemy agents. Leave one agent beside the target to protect her. Move the other three west, slowly taking out everything, making sure you send at least one agent to take out the roadblock. Lots of agents gather in the far northwest so you can kill them all with one laser shot.
All the agents to the extreme west and south-west put up no resistance. Once all enemy agents are dead, move your car out of the target's way and let her do her job.
SOUTHERN STATES - Data Acquisition Get to target as soon as you can, killing as many enemy agents as possible. Go south to the T- junction, west to the crossroads and then follow the road south until you are outside the target building. Move about outside the house until all the agents come out and you can kill them. Once they are dead, persuade the target. Go west to the T-junction then north killing the agents (who put up no resistance). Fire gauss guns at the doors where the guards are and they should get caught by the blast. Get the access card, go back to the start to be picked up. Make
sure you protect the informer after persuasion because he walks slower than your agents. There are 28 enemy agents.
URUGUAY - Equipment Grab Give each agent five lasers, two gauss guns and a shield, except one agent who gets a scanner and a mini-gun instead of the gauss guns. Swap a gauss gun for a persuadatron for another agent.
Move two men east to the edge of the city. Move two men east, one persuading all the people and following the road until they reach the junctions.
Move the two agents to the west to the north and just inside the complex. Kill the agents on the ground with lasers and the three guards with a mini-gun. Get the medikit and kill the remaining agents on the platform. Stay inside the complex until no more agents attack you. Move the agents that went east to the north-east complex and kill all exposed guards. Move all agents into the northeast complex and place them on the ramps.
Use the agent. Turn on the shield on the platform. If your energy gets to about half, turn on your shield and go back to the rest of the squad.
Use an agent who has full energy and do this repeatedly until all guards on the platform are dead. Now use the agent with the persuadatron.
Turn on his shield and rush up to the group of guards round the target. Use one agent to clear a path to the pick-up point and stick close to wall but not so close that the blast of a gauss gun gets you if it misses. The enemy fire about six guass gun shots at once, so you die if you get caught by them. There are at least 48 enemy agents.
VENEZUELA - Combat Sweep Set your men up so you can see in all directions but you can only be attacked from two - for example at the T-junction west of the start. Position your men in a square and kill all the enemy agents as they rush at you. There will be a long wait before the final agent comes to meet his doom.
There are 56 enemy agents.
YUKON - Escort CIV Move all of your agents to the other side of the street. Send one agent round the north edge of the building and one round the south side of the building. Move the other two south. If you have done this correctly then the CIV will not move.
Position the agent who went round the south side of the building directly across from the alley. Kill the oncoming agents with the two agents that went south. Once they have all been killed, use these two agents to sweep the streets, ridding them of all filth and the police. Once all enemy agents are TAKE CONTROL GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP OCTOBER 1 994 jk W I I I I I I P-ftOTtCT m
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I v i v To succeed at Syndicate it's vital to choose the right combination of agents and weapons from the control panel. Always use four agents, arm two with six lasers and two gauss guns, arm the third one with the same weapons but swap a gauss gun for a scanner and with the fourth one, swap a gauss gun for a persuadatron on missions where you need to persuade someone. Always follow this set-up unless you are told otherwise.
Dead, move one of your agents near to the CIV and he will start his movement. The CIV will not be attacked by the police but it is more fun wasting them. There are at least 39 enemy agents.
GENERAL TIPS
1) Use lasers. This seems to be standard armament for the enemy
(along with guass guns).
2) Hide in houses and kill the enemy agents as they run in. (This
is a very safe tactic.)
3) If at all possible, restrict the target's movements in protect
or escort missions.
4) Use the square formation in sweeps. Each man covers another
like himself and the chances of being killed are reduced.
5) The earliest missions are sweeps or assassinations. It is so
easy for an enemy agent to fire a laser through you and into
the target on protect or escort missions.
6) Save the game after each mission. Reload if you get killed or
fail the mission.
Century Tokyo e a cruel place The quality of the animation is up there with the genre’s be st2 EMPIRE ' - .
4 Real cutting edge anime ROUJIN-Z is a video original 9 NME As Mr Takiza is about tojfi 40tomo s storyjjne and machinery designs ar£ as imaginative as ever? TIME OUT A BRUTAL MURDER OF A YOUNG GIRL IN THE SUBWAYS OF TOKYO... ©BOP® TWO The police identify the attacker through the psychic talents of Mirei Hidaka, who possesses the power of “postcognition” - enabling her to see into and re-iive the past. However, as the investigation continues the police realise that it is a psychotic serial killer at large Miki and Sayaka, two naive schoolgirls, face fear and terror when their peaceful life in
modern-day Japan is suddenly distrupted. The girls are . . , . . A Division of mysteriously transported into the Manga Entertainment Limited.
Ethereal Empire of the Clouds... *"ls,and l"temati“"alcomp*")' w UNI VIDEO 3A rr- GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP OCTOBER 1 994 Everyone needs a little help from their friends occasionally. Steve Bradley extends his hand of friendship... CANNON FODDER: This is what happens when you can’t find the helicopter.
SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND: “So I says to the wife, if I can't have a monkey, what about a parrot then? So she says to me...” Guybrush edged away from the loony.
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Unfortunately, he never seems to pull any of his tricks when we’re doing screenshots.
PLAIN SAFING In The Secret Of Monkey Island I am having trouble buying a boat from Stan's Used Ships. Stan suggests getting a credit note but you can't have a credit note from the storekeeper unless you've got a job.
Please help.
Daniel McClumpha (splendid name), Hampshire FLASHBACK: “Did you order a large pepperami with extra anchovies, sir?” Get yourself a job Daniel. Oh, all right tell the storekeeper that you are gainfully employed and he will get a note from the safe. Make a note of the combination. Whatever you tell him you do, he won't believe you - he puts the note back in the safe. Say that you're looking for the Sword Master to send him away.
Walk to the safe - pull to move the handle anti lockwise and push to move it clockwise, then enter the combination, pilfer the note and head back to the boat yard.
TROUBLE AND STRAFE I'm stuck on phase five of mission 1 8 in Cannon Fodder. I presume that somewhere in the level there is a helicopter or tank to destroy the enemy buildings, but when I get out of the jeep either a tank shoots me or I get massacred by troops.
Anon Jump in the jeep and attempt to lure the tanks to the bottom of the screen.
Once they're there, drive up to the top left-hand corner and park outside the first troop door. Blast the door to the right of that one and take out the blast door that's inside - you'll find a missile-firing helicopter inside - go to it. Thanks to Cam from Amiga Power for his excellent playing guide which you can purchase by turning to page 74 of this issue.
BACK TO THE PLANET The last level of Flashback is causing me some consternation. I have the atomic charge but I can't get past the forcefield. Also, how do I get a ship to escape the planet?
Y Alaskary, London You must first roll through the forcefield, then hit the switch before teleporting back. Turn right and take the lift up and - hey presto I - you get to see the final animation - no spaceship worries.
HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BLACKSMITH Please help me on Gobliins 2 before I tear my hair out. I can't get the metal for the blacksmith and I can't get Schwarzy to weigh enough to pull the well cover right off.
K Armstrong, Oxford Get the mayonnaise and put it near Gromelon then put Fin on the shelf and make him jump on the mayonnaise. While Gromelon is drenched, pick up the sword with Win. Activate Win on Rustik and when Stalopicus' mouth is open take the chewing gum with Fin - use the chewy on the chest lock to take the imprint. Give the blacksmith the imprint and the sword.
Enter the tunnel with Win and when the monster starts to speak, go through the door with Fin - the combination of the monster's jaw moving and Win's voice stuns Schwarzy and while he's stunned, use the stool on the hoist with Fin to hitch him. Use the false teeth with Win on Schwartzy who hangs for a moment. Now throw the anvil at Schwartzy before he comes up - he then goes down to lift the well cover. CorksI GOBLIINS 2: Mayonnaise, blacksmiths, chewing gum? What an odd game.
A-CHEAT Are there any cheats to get a pile of cash in A-Train?
Graham Berry, Derby Yep. Hold down Shift and type CHEATERCHEATERWIMP which gives you the handsome sum of $ 1,000,000 and fills your land with materials.
Thanks to W Adams for that.
He she wins a fabulous A4000 and a job at Sensible Software for life. Or was that a minuscule Amiga Format badge?
HAND OF SATAN How do you get loads of money in Premier Manager 2?
Peter Rankin, Surrey Sell all your players.
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Boo! My A4000 is now operating in a mode of non-functionality, after spending the better part of a month rendering and rerendering flying logos, naked women in the bath and various space-type objects. At least it gave its life to the greater glory.
Some of the pics are in this issue, but if you are coming along to the Future Entertainment Show (see page 44), you can see some more stunning animations created with this top-rated software - if I can resurrect them from the ashes of my now defunct machine.
You will also find a few more surprises in these hallowed pages, including a pint-sized graphics tablet which knocks the spots off its larger chums and some rather excellent software from a company we all assumed had lost interest years ago. Have a great month, and see you at at FES!
NICK VEITCH I VIEWS Lightwave 3.5 86 At last, the full, no-nonsense review, by someone who has actually used the software (in fact, we had difficulty getting him to stop using it).
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Round Up - Genlocks 111 It's big, it's full of facts and it complements our lead feature perfectly. Old Holborn rounds them up and hands out the ratings.
This is a very powerful feature, and can often save a lot of time. You have probably already seen colour maps in action such as boxes with labels on, and drink cans, but you probably haven't seen transparency maps. Follow these steps and see how easy it is to create your own spinning globe a la BBC.
Model a basic sphere and load it into the Layout Module.
From the Image Requester, load in your picture of the Earth.
5 Spin the object through 360 degrees. The easiest way to do this is through the motion control editor.
6 Sit back and render the results. You can add your own logo and a scrolling mirror image in the foreground for authenticity.
There is a new art form at large, but you won’t see it in any gallery. Some talented sculptors are hard at work, but they never go near a chisel. As the likes of the Siggraph and Bitmovie animation festivals have shown the world, there is just as much art to be had from modelling light on a computer as there is from any amount of canvas and paint.
Let the art pundits not decry the 3D modeller. To create a work of art requires just as much talent on a computer as it does in any other form. In fact, to produce feats of excellence with ray-tracing software takes the combined skills of sculptor, painter and photographer.
Lightwave is probably the best known Amiga ray-tracing software, in fact, it’s probably the best known ray-tracing software on any machine. From SeaQuest to Babylon 5, images created by NewTek’s most desirable product pop up on TV7 all the time. The idea in Lightwave is to build polygon models, give them realistic textures and then generate a movie of them. As you can imagine it’s not quite as Continued overleaf 4 TEXTURE MAPS Virtually all of the surface characteristics can be replaced or complemented by texture maps. These are IFF images which are used to map the required characteristic on
to a surface.
Unleashed at last.
Lightwave 3.5 may be the most expensive ray-tracing package for the Amiga, but it's still the best in the world.
Ifind a nice, flat picture of the Earth. Make sure that the land mass is black, and the sea is white.
4 In the Surfaces requester, apply the earth as a Transparency Map. You can apply it as a Specularity Map, but you must invert it.
MACRO ITY A powerful component of the Modeller is the macro button.
Lightwave's Modeller is Arexx compliant, so you can generate complete objects with macro scripts if you like. It also means that you can remove the drudgery of repetitive operations.
One of the more useful macros is called Logotron, which allows you to enter text and automatically creates a bevelled 3D logo. There are others which produce swirling seashells from curves, step and repeat and even a macro that writes a little Haiku (Japanese poem) for you. This isn't actually useful, but I imagine it breaks the monotony of modelling yet another section of the Babylon 5 space station.
(T- OCTOBER 1 994 3D RAY-TRACING PACKAGE This image was generated with a Distant light source.
Lens Flare (see the box - left) can make all the difference to otherwise plain images.
easy as all that. But with Lightwave, it nearly is. Modelling a ray-traced object is very like a draughtsman designing a real life structure. You simply have to construct the object from lines and basic shapes, Basic three dimensional objects can be called up from the side panel, including spheres, discs, boxes and cones. These primitives can then be manipulated into any object you can imagine.
There are plenty of manipulation tools provided, including a magnet, shear, twist, extrude sweep, tunnel, core and Boolean operations. For the most part these features are far more advanced than those found in Imagine, which doesn’t have any Boolean functions. They enable you to combine or subtract objects from the different cels or workspaces available in the Modeller. At any one time you can This image uses the Point light, giving pronounced shadows.
Also, lens flare is operative here.
This light is a Spotlight, which enables soft shadows and a more directional light.
THE LAYOUT MODULE The Layout Module is where the lights, objects and camera are positioned to make your dreams come true. Here is a brief guide to the menus and buttons available.
Lights: Here you can define the brightness and type of lights and how they cast shadows.
Camera: This allows you to change image resolutions and determines their aspect ratio and those of any special rendering modes (such as shadow-mapping). You can select the type of camera.
Record: The record option is used to save animations, alpha channels, still images or all three.
The one thing that can make or break a good render is the lighting. When you think about it, all ray-tracing revolves around lights, so what type of lights they are and where you put them makes a world of difference.
There are three types of lights in Lightwave: Distant, Point and Spot. Each has its uses. Distant is good for a general sun-type light. Point makes a good lightbulb effect and Spotlight makes a good... er, spotlight. As you can see from these images, the placing and type of light makes a dramatic difference to the end result.
You can also use a special effect called Lens Flare. This is the effect that you often see in films, when the camera is pointing towards the sun. In fact, lens makers have been trying for years to reduce this, but it is included in Lightwave because it is such an important part of moviemaking culture.
Keyframes: The frame recording controls allow you to construct a lengthy sequence of frames just by specifying a few key points.
T Motion: The motion graph allows you to edit every aspect of position and rotation between key frames with spline curves for smoother, natural movement.
Surfaces: The characteristics of each surface type are defined here. If you're using mapping features, load the images from the Image menu first.
Objects: This is where objects are loaded and you can check on how many polygons you have, which makes estimating render times easier. This is also where you assign bones to the object skeleton.
Preview: You can generate a wireframe preview (which only takes a few minutes) and view the sequence before you commit to a long render.
View: Apart from the usual top, front and side views, there's a perspective view, a camera view and a very useful light view.
Mouse: The selected item can be moved or rotated with the mouse, or by numeric input.
LIGHTS Edits: You can edit these items by clicking on the relevant button. When editing bones, if they are active, the associated object is also moved.
Have any of the work areas selected in the foreground, and one in the background, which is useful when creating associated, but not connected objects, and getting the dimensions and orientations correct.
The modeller also supports text, so you can type in characters to generate two dimensional polygons on screen. You can then extrude, bevel and otherwise pervert the character shapes into whatever you want. The only fonts supported are Adobe ones though. Three fonts come with the software - if you need more, your best bet is to buy ones for the PC (which, providing you have CrossDos, you will be able to transfer to the Amiga) or download them from a BBS. You need Printer Font Binary files, which are normally identified as .pfb. The surface of each object is divided into polygons - usually
triangles. Each polygon can be given its own surface characteristics (something you can’t do in Imagine). So complicated objects (like the Babylon 5 station) can be created in one part for convenience, even though they contain a number of different textures.
These textures can be controlled in great detail in the Layout Editor. In fact, probably the most powerful part of Lightwave is the Surface Editor in the layout program. Everything else is just modelling and positioning, but the surface SN: If you have more than one top-powered Amiga, and a Toaster accelerator known as the Screamer, you can network your machines together here.
(T- 3D RAY-TRACING PACKAGE OCTOBER 1 994 THE MODELLER MODULE The Modeller is where, arguably, all the hard work is done. This is where you have to visualise your 3D object and build it up using primitive shapes and polygons.
Multiply: The multiply menu is very useful for creating three-dimensional objects from 2D outlines.
The Extrude, Path Extrude (which uses a motion path) and Bevel functions are very handy.
Polygon: The Polygon functions allow you to create or edit individual polygons. This is also where the surface types are labelled.
Tools: The Tools functions include such necessities as a Drill (which will do both Tunnel and Core operations), Smooth, Jitter and Quantise Points options and a full repertoire of Boolean options.
Cels: These select the foreground and the background Modeller cels.
There are 10 separate cels.
Layout: This button returns the user to the Layout module.
Objects: The object functions are concerned with the loading and saving of objects. This is also where the macro commands are executed. You can get all sorts of useful statistical information from this panel.
Modify: The modify menu allows the manipulation of the orientation and position of the object (relative to the axis). You can also Shear and Twist your object (rather like in a paint package). The two most useful tools here are Magnet (which works very like the magnet in Imagine) and the Bend operation, which makes objects bend realistically.
Selection: These buttons choose the selection mode.
Edit: These buttons can be used to cut, copy and paste selected polygons.
Paths for each item. The smoothnes of the tweening can be altered by using spline curves in the motion graph editor, which creates smooth camera movements.
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And manually set up the lights, camera and objects in each, but it would take you a lot longer and, unless you were very precise, it wouldn’t be as smooth as the computergenerated tweening. Key frames can be set for individual objects, which means it’s easy to set up different, smooth motion LIGHTWAVE 3.5 What a difference a surface can make. The left half was created with added surface attributes such as Specularity.
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Characteristics determine what your objects actually look like, A cardboard box could be turned into an office block with a small amount of fiddling.
The surface is defined as percentages of the following properties: Colour, as a 24-bit RGB value; Luminosity, the amount of light given out; Diffusion, how well light is spread when it hits a surface; Specularity, the tendency to produce a highlight; Reflectivity, the amount of light that is reflected back and Transparency, the amount of light that goes straight through.
For the most part, these surfaces are better at modelling man-made objects, such as plastics and metals than natural ones, but by using texture maps, these can also be generated fairly proficiendy.
It seems a little strange that surfaces are assigned in the Layout section rather than the Modelling section. So you have to model the object and label the different surfaces on it, then export it to the Layout Module to specify what these surfaces are.
Then you have to save the model out again (otherwise the surface properties are lost).
Another slight annoyance is that the Modeller does not contain any equivalent of Imagines Quickrender. Although you can produce a fast, rough, shaded object, you still have to go to Layout, set up the camera and render it from there.
However, these are but small quibbles compared to the power of the system.
When you start using the Layout module, this power becomes apparent. Being able to position objects using the mouse to move and rotate them in all dimensions is very useful, and there are many occasions when you don’t have to be terribly accurate positioning objects. You can also set things up numerically.
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Inferno .CD32 19 99
Innocent Until Caught 10-99
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Pin ....4500 A1200..899 King
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Quest 6 A500 A1200 22 99 Kings bble 19 99 Knights of the Sky
1099 laser Squod 8 99 legends of Valour 24 99 leisure
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Pock 19 99 Lberoiion Coptrve 2 20 99 links - the Cho'enge Of
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Europe 8 99 Nadesto Mrd Pm 1*9* 0m?s ..A500 C032-19*99
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Master Axe CD32 .19.99 Mcv
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Messenoe-s of Doom 19 99 Micro
Mochines 17-99
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Max....4600 A1200 CD32..I7*99
Monopoly ....I«*99 Mortal
Kombat 20*99 Mr
Nutz ..17-99
MrNutz ...Al 200 .18 99
Naughty Ones ..A500 A1200 CD32.. 17.99 New Zeabnd
Story .6-99 Nick Faldo's
Goff ...CD32 .22 99 Nigel Mansell's
World Champ CD32 19 99 No Second
Price ...CD32. .14 99 On the Ball -
League Edition ......19.99 On The Ball - League Edition
41200.22.99 On the Bail ¦ World Cup Edition 19.99 On The Ball
- World Cup EditionA1200..22.99
Overkill .....41200.17*99
Overkill CD32.19-99
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3 1299 opubus 3 Promised lands 10 99 Populous 2 12 99
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Ryder Cup .CD32 20 99
Scrabble .18-99
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Island ...12-99 Secret of Monkey
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City ? Lemmings ..19-99 Sim
City ? Populous ...19 99 Sim
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Quest 4 22 99 Speedboh 2 8 99 Star Trek Al 200 22 99 Storiord
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Professional 2.0. Is it worth the upgrade price?
DIAL-A-DATE Unless your dog managed to get to your Coverdisks before you did, chances are that you’ve already had a play with TV*Text Professional, the brilliant video titling program on this month’s Coverdisk.
Originally released back in 1990, TV*Text still looks and performs as well as ever.
Now, four years on from the release of the original, Zuma are back with TV*Text Professional 2.0, a vastly updated program that has been totally rewritten to make full use of all major advances in the Amiga’s operating system and video hardware.
Opening up the TV*Text 2.0box, you’re greeted by a fairly hefty ring bound manual, an addendum covering the changes between version 1.0 and 2.0 and six disks, one containing the version 2.0 program and five extra disks packed with outline fonts. Although most of these fonts appear to have simply been sourced from the PD libraries, Zuma have obviously taken great care to pick only the best.
Loading TV*Text 2.0 is a bit of an anti-climax if you’ve already used the version on our Coverdisk. Apart from the obvious changes that have been made to the screen format requester that pops up when the program is first loaded (version
2. 0 now supports the Amiga’s display database), the screen
display and even many of TV*Text's pull down menus are
unchanged. Indeed, it’s not until you attempt to render some
titles that you notice any major changes.
One new feature, however, is TV*Text,s impressive support for outline fonts. OK, so outline fonts are now handled transparently by the operating system, but Zuma have taken the program’s font handling capabilities a lot further. For starters, TV*Text now boasts support not only for Workbench CompuGraphic outline fonts but SoftType fonts too. If you own either Final Writer or Final Copy from Softwood, then this is great news, because both word processors use SoftType outline fonts which can now be used with TV*Text.
One pleasing change to how TV*Text treats fonts is that you can now type directly on to the screen rather than having to enter your text into a separate render window. Simply click where you’d like the first character to appear and start typing. TV*Text then draws a bounding box around the text Once you’re happy with your text, it can be repositioned and - best of all - scaled to any size or aspect ratio by dragging out one of eight handles. Unique to TV*Text is its ability to generate titles at any angle - you just tell it what angle you’d like your titles to be displayed and start typing.
What’s more, because TV*Text now uses outline fonts, your titles are redisplayed with no loss in quality. Hurrah!
TV*Text Is heavily reliant on rendering effects to achieve the impressive tides that set the original aside from the competidon. With this latest release, however, A1200 and A4000 owners can take advantage of the AGA chip set’s improved screen modes. This is a major boost because you can generate tides at a CAN'T PULL FOR TOFFEE?
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Just like a desktop publishing program, TV* Text Professional
2. 0 allows you to stretch and shrink titles with no loss in
their quality.
Zuma have updated many of the text rendering effects to take advantage of the increased colour palette. The gold sheen effect, for example, uses a wider spread of shades giving a more subde effect. Mixing tides with exisdng IFF images and brushes is now more feasible too because TV*Texl automatically handles the task of remapping colours.
In fact, TV*Text Professional 2.0 really comes into its own on an AGA machine although owners of pre-AGA Amigas will find the program’s improved colour handling useful too.
TV*Text Professional 2.0 has been a long time coming but it’s been worth the wait.
Zuma have put a lot of effort into the upgrade and it shows. Although its presentation capabilities are still primidve, no other dding program can generate tides that even come close to those you can produce with TV*Text Professional 2.0. For generating static video ddes, TV*Text Professional 2.0 is the best video tider this side of the VideoToasteri LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!
TV*TEXT PROFESSIONAL 2 Once you've generated your titles they can be displayed complete with video effects using the TV*Play utility bundled with TV* Text Professional 2.0. J2JJUJ2J
* ¦» I H* I hw I bw it I Bundled with TV*Text Professional 2.0 is
a small utility called TV*Play which provides a quick and easy
method of displaying the titles you generate in the main
TV*Text program. Because TV*Text saves its titles as IFF files,
you can produce presentations combining both TV*Text-generated
titles and static IFF images. As TV*Play treats each screen
full of titles as a separate page (a bit like Scala), you can
even assign transitions (video effects) to each page. TV*Play
offers a wide range of effects ranging from simple fades to zig
zags, stripes, blinds, spirals and random mosaics. What TV*Play
doesn't do, however, is scroll text, which is a surprising
limitation.
DISTRIBUTOR Zuma Group Inc 0101 602 246 4238 PRICE £129 SPEED • • • • Even on an A500, outline font handling is surprisingly rapid. If you run the program on an A1200 it zips along.
MANUAL •••• A well written and logically structured manual that allows quick and easy access to information on any aspect of the program.
ACCESSIBILITY • ••• Version 2.0 is even easier to use than the version on our Coverdisk. You'll be churning out titles in no time!
FEATURES • • • • • TV*Text Professional 2.0 is without a doubt the best video titling package available for the Amiga.
VALUE •••• Even at £129, this latest version is a bargain - buy it through Amiga Format and you can get it for £40 less! (See page 100 for details.)
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Processor that has been doing the rounds for more years than most of the machines that it now runs on.
Arnor originally developed Protexl way back in the early 80s when Amstrad’s 8-bit baby, the CPC464, was still selling like hot cakes. Since then, Prolext has been ported to just about every conceivable computer platform ranging from the PC, Amiga and Atari ST to hard wired portables such as Amstrad’s NC200 Notebook.
During the many years that Prolext has been available, its basic structure has remained virtually unchanged despite numerous revisions. It’s no surprise, either
- every single version of Protexl that we’ve ever reviewed within
the pages of Amiga Format has received a high rating - Prolext
5. 5, for example, even managed an Amiga Formal Gold when it was
reviewed way back in issue 28. With this in mind, why change a
winning formula?
Very few programs, let alone word processors, could claim to have pedigree - like the computers that run them, most programs last a few years and are then replaced by new ones that have been rewritten from the ground up. More often than not, their replacements bear little resemblance to the original programs.
One program that has stood the test of time, however, is Arnor’s Protexl, a word Protext 6.5 may lack the more cosmetic features of word publishers such as Final Writer and Wordworth 3 but its word processing power can't be faulted.
Obviously the competition in the Amiga word processors market is a lot stififer than it used to be, with word publishing programs like Digita’s Wordworlh 3 and Softwood’s Final Writer blurring the distinctions between traditional word processing and desktop publishing. Not wanting to see Prolext fall by the wayside, Arnor have launched a new version - Prolext 6.5. It boasts a host of new features, but is the new Prolext man enough to fend off the challenge from the new breed of word publishers?
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DICTIONARY EDITING As any magazine sub-editor will tell you, adding your own words to a user dictionary can be very dangerous indeed, because it's left down to you to decide whether the word is actually spelt correctly or not. Say, for example, you entered the word Amiga as Aemiga and then told Protext to store it into your user dictionary. Once entered, Protext would ignore this mistake completely despite the fact that it was spelt incorrectly. With Protext 6.5, however, help is at hand with the new Dictionary Editor requester. As its name suggests, this handy little fellow allows you to edit
the words held in your user dictionary.
Selecting the Edit User Dictionary function brings up a brand spanking new requester which lists the contents of your dictionary within a scrolling list window. Individual words can then be edited simply by clicking on them with the mouse. If you edit a word and then press Return, Protext doesn't automatically replace the old spelling with your new rnor Public scrten ol Pretext vf.52 t Arnor RJ UH flf fl( No norker; set Ho File 1 L--2.58- 08.68" 18:27:38 o| Edit usor dictionary Eilts | Iworfciyrotoxtt UX USdTIBr Hard: |biitt»r 32ri (tofttst ItM barest barling lank I Hatcfca Mt«! Iw' .infeAsn!
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Edited version. Instead, it treats the new spelling as a new word and adds it to the dictionary. The old misspelling is then removed with the Delete gadget.
Enough thanks to Commodore’s Installer utility which automatically handles the task of putting all the appropriate files in the right drawers. If you already have an earlier version of Protexl installed, the Installer replaces the older files with their new 6.5 counterparts. Arnor have put a great deal of effort into upgrading many of Prolext1 s system files including the vast selection of printer drivers included with the package.
Like previous versions, Prolext 6.5 can still be run from floppy. Once it’s loaded, you’re greeted by the now familiar Protexl window which can be displayed either on the Workbench (if you haven’t got a lot of memory) or within its own custom screen.
Although the Prolext Config utility (a separate utility which allows you to fine tune how Protext operates) provides extensive control over the appearance of the Prolext screen, there’s still no way to alter the colour palette if the program is run in its own custom screen. Surely a colour palette editor wouldn’t have been too hard to incorporate.
Despite Prolext’s age, Arnor have gone to great lengths to ensure that Prolext 6.5 adheres to Commodore’s style guidelines.
Introduced with the launch of Protexl 6.0 (the last major release), version 6.5’s front end is even more OS friendly with all the program’s various requesters boasting full Workbench 2.0 compliance.
Although Protext 6.5 still doesn’t come close to the user-friendliness of programs like Final Writer, it’s getting there. What’s more, you don’t need a porky ’030-based Amiga to run Protexl-a 1Mb A500 runs Prolext Adjust fine.
Upon first inspection, very little seems to have changed between Protext 6.0and
6. 5. Just like previous versions, Protext offers two modes -
edit and command - which you toggle between by pressing the
Escape key on your Amiga’s keyboard.
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One welcome addition to Protext's many editing options is automatic spell checking which, as its name suggests, automatically checks the spelling in your documents as you type. Unlike some word processors I’ve used, Protext's
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Protext has often be criticised for its lack of a true WYSIWYG display and so Arnor have now incorporated an all-new Print Preview option which shows your document as it will appear when it is printed.
Implementation of this feature isn’t at all Although Protext 6.5 still doesn't offering a true WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) display like a word publishing program such as Final Writer, Arnor have bowed to public pressure and have introduced a number of WYSIWYG functions to Protext.
Version 6.0 of Protext introduced picture importing functions, but although they've been enhanced in version 6.5, you still can't view pictures directly within your documents. To make life a bit easier, however. Protext 6.5 now has a Print Preview option similar to those offered by Final Writer and Wordworth 3.0. When you select the Preview option, Protext generates a full screen preview of your page as it will appear when printed. If your document includes pictures and font changes, these will be represented in the preview.
Intrusive - instead of throwing up a requester should you spell a word incorrectly (stopping the flow of creative juices in the process!), Protext 6.5simply sounds a beep immediately after the word has been entered and it’s then down to you to choose whether to go back and correct it.
If you’re not sure how to spell a given word, all you have to do is to move the cursor back over the incorrectly spelt word, select the Check Single Word option from the pull down menus and Protext then gives you a list of possible correct spellings.
If it’s a word that is spelt correcdy but Protext yost isn’t aware of it then you can opt to add it to the user dictionary, a file containing all those words that are specific to your own writing - words like Amiga and Blitter, for example.
Automatic correction is handy for a lot more than just detecting incorrectly spelt words. Protext's auto correct function, for example, can replace abbreviations (say, for example, you had grown tired of writing Department Of Trade And Industry - using auto correct, you could tell Protext 6.5 to automatically insert the longer version whenever you type DTI).
PROTEXT 6.5 Protext also automatically capitalises the first character of a new paragraph or sentence if you forget to do it.
Protext 6.5 isn't a major upgrade by any means but it’s well worth obtaining if you already own a previous version.
Whether you would want to buy Protext 6.5 over the likes of Final Writer is, however, less clear cut. Although there’s no doubting that Protext's word processing functions are second to none, Final Writer (in particular) is rapidly catching up.
DISTRIBUTOR Arnor Ltd 0733 68909 PRICE £99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Requires a minimum of 1Mb Workbench 2.0 or above Whether you should choose Protext 6.5 over a word publishing program really depends on the type of word processing you want to do - for example, if you’re planning to write the odd short document where presentation is a premier consideration then you should go for a word publishing program. If, on the other hand, you want to work on very long documents and speed of editing is of the essence then you won’t find a word processor that can beat Protext for raw word processing power.
FEATURES •••• For raw text processing power, no other Amiga word processing program can match Protext 6.5. VALUE • t Compared to the likes of Final Writer, Protext is overpriced.
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Protext 6.5 still rules the roost” “For raw text processing power.
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OCTOBER 1 994 GRAPHICS TABLET Amiga touch tablets have never posed a serious threat to the good old mouse controller. Could Tabby be the exception? Jason Holborn draws his conclusions.
The Tabby control software provides a healthy selection of controls for fine tuning the tablet's operation.
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I 4 1 Refresh Relay I 6 | Tabby Task Eriority Set active area... I JlaveJ Quit The mouse controller is hardly the most natural tool for the budding computer artist.
Although most of us grasp the fundamentals of using a mouse fairly quickly, even the most ardent mouse fans learnt to draw using pens and pencils, so it would seem rather ridiculous that we should have to ‘unlearn’ years of practice working with more conventional artistic tools to transfer to a clunky mouse controller. Even the mouse’s design is far from ergonomic - try sketching for more than a couple of minutes and you’ll soon get terrible wrist cramp!
One solution to this problem is the graphics tablet, a device designed to mimic the more natural process of drawing with pens, pencils and paint brushes, but without the obvious pitfalls (paint splashes all over your best trousers and ink smudges on your finger tips).
The touch tablet would therefore seem to offer the best of both worlds - no paint smudges but a more natural method of controlling your Amiga. The problem is, most Amiga touch tablets up until now have been er... how can 1 put this?... naff.
All the tablets I’ve ever used have been either too fiddly to set up or have produced unpredictable results (the mouse pointer would shake when the pen was held in the same position creating erratic results).
The latest arrival in the less than crowded Amiga touch tablets market is Tabfyy, an innocuous looking tablet from First Computer Centre. From first impressions, Tabby doesn’t exactly inspire confidence - apart from its blandness, Tabby is possibly the smallest touch tablet I’ve ever seen. But Tabby § compact design flmga Workbench 1929224 graphics nen 15391128 other nen
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01994 NicroGraf Nik Lines Slow filtered 'Fall' to point ‘Stretch’ to point Fast filtered Direct J Ctrl ? Nib = Right House Button Rlt ? Nib = Double Left House Button r Ctrl ? Nib = Double Left House Button Rlt ? Nib = Right House Button M4sJ is actually a plus because you can hold the digitising tablet in one hand and sketch with the other. Tabby s pen is unsophisticated too - connecting to the tablet via a short length of cable, the pen has no buttons other than it’s nib (point) which clicks when you apply enough pressure. This nib replaces the buttons on your mouse so there’s no reason to
resort to your mouse once Tabby vs installed.
The Amiga doesn’t know how to talk to a touch tablet in the same way as it can communicate with your mouse and so driver software is required to interpret the signals that the Amiga receives through its serial port from Tabby.
Unlike virtually every' other touch tablet driver I’ve had the displeasure of using, the control software for Tablry has obviously been written by a programmer who understands the Amiga and its Intuition user interface. Running as a Commodity on all Amigas equipped with at least Workbench 2.0, ihe Tabby software gives you extensive control over how the DISTRIBUTOR First Computer Centre 0532 319444 PRICE £54.99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Workbench 2.0 or above SPEED •••!
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Touch works - you can, for example, fine tune the positioning method, Tabby s priority and how the nib on the Tabby Pen controller is interpreted.
The most important aspect of any touch tablet is how well it works with your favourite paint program. Testing the program with Brilliance, I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised - not only is Tabby very, very responsive but it’s surprisingly comfortable to use too.
Writing your signature is always a good way to test how responsive a touch tablet is and I’m pleased to say that Tabby passed this test with flying colours.
Despite its size, Tabby seems to offer a surprisingly high resolution too, although it does have problems coping with the additional size of overscanned screens, because the tablet only covers standard screen sizes. This very, very minor gripe aside, however, Tabby is a definite must for all budding computer artists.
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l) avi iiuii-r Bruce Smith Books (BSB) have been producing
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Amiga Workbench A-Z was written by Bruce Smith himself, who is responsible for wriung the greater percentage of BSB’s catalogue, concentrating on Workbench and Introductory titles. He certainly has the pedigree to write a worthy and weighty tome on the operation of the Amiga.
The Amiga Workbench A-Z is really an A-Z of Workbench 3, although many of the entries are relevant to Workbench 2 as well. Essentially this is a reference work, detailing relevant information about specific parts of the Workbench software. There is a 14-page introduction to the Workbench, but this book isn’t really angled at the complete beginner, it is more a quick reference to pull off the bookshelf in times of crisis.
The style of writing throughout is very open, giving the reader information clearly and without This is another Comms book, this time dealing with just the Internet, which is after all, a fairly large subject. The Whole Internet is American in origin, but I suppose we shouldn’t hold that against it. If it wasn’t for their spelling, they’d be almost human.
This book is not Amiga specific, it is Internet specific, and, for the most part, when using Internet it doesn’t really matter which machine you are using.
So The Whole Internet is just as useful to Amiga owners as to anyone else.
This book contains 540 useful pages of information. Like Internet, Modems And The Whole Comms Thing, it is designed for novice and expert alike, although it goes into far more detail on the technical aspect of things, explaining not only how to do things, but also what actually happens when you do them. This information is not useless, but is only of academic interest really.
There is also a lengthy tract on the moral, political, ethical implications, ramifications and This is a rather odd name for a book about a pastime as exciting as watching someone type very slowly. Ah, but no, Comms has suddenly got exciting what with it being on BBC2 and everything.
You may have thought you knew everything there was to know about V32.bis and Zmodem, and then suddenly everyone started talking about ftps, mosaic, World Wide Web and small burrowing rodents.
Internet, Modems And The Whole Comms Thing is aimed at the novice and the expert who has found that the technology has suddenly got away from them. It is written by a certain Dave Winder Esq, probably better known to most people as Wavey, who certainly has enough experience to tackle this task with a great deal of confidence and a certain degree of humour.
There are roughly three sections in the book. The first covers beginners’ information (the hardware and software to get, what’s all this V.24 business?, what is using a great deal of technical language. Most of the entries average a page, or about 250 words of explanation. At various points in the book, extra hints and tips are inserted, in the form of an example or a brief summary.
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The reference section at the back is very useful, especially the section which details exactly where on your Workbench disks any particular file can be found. This book is well presented, well written and well designed, but it could have had a bit more in it.
Expectations of the Net, the service providers, the users and world governments.
Once you have inwardly digested your lesson on political correctness, you are free to discover the joys of the Net. As well as providing very helpful information on the protocols, use of ftps, archie, gophers and the like, a large part of this book is a guide to Internet services available.
A rather useful index lets you look up everything from agriculture to the weather. All the newsgroups and sites are listed in a subject-related catalog. Each entry provides addresses and login names for publicly available networks.
The Whole Internet is a sterling work, and deserves to be called the definitive Internet guide. It tells you everything you could ever want to know about the Net.
E-mail?), followed by a guide to services including Internet, CiX, CompuServe, Fidonet and BBSs.
This includes exactly what these services can offer you, and how to go about using them wisely.
There are frequent examples for the reader to use on-line, and anyone with a smattering of intelligence will soon be E-mailing felines, downloading Whitehouse press releases and making contact with people all over the place.
The final section is for reference and includes dozens of useful Internet site addresses, BBS numbers, Acronyms and smilies. So if you don’t know your :-) from your ;~Q, ISTM that you should RTFM.
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Pay for your goods in full and without any charges - the choice is yours. Initially you will be asked to choose an extended credit period, however this can be changed to a different payment period or 6 months interest free payment in full.
Simply write your cheque guarantee card number, name and address on the back of your cheque and we will normally be able to despatch your order the day that we receive your cheque. Cheques, received without a cheque guarantee card number, will normally clear within a maximum 7 working days.
£ 100, use them for 6 months and then pay today's normal Indi Price, No Interest, No deposit, No Strings Attached, All you have to do is fill in our This must be the ultimate offer!! Order any Indi advertised products with a total value of over tn month period you will be asked whether you wish to have extended credit from 6 to 60 Months* or Buy Today - Rvy m 6 Months INDI TELESALES TEL 0543 419999 FAX 0543 418079 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday
9. 30am - 3.30pm Saturdays INDI DIRECT MAIL Express Cheque
Clearance iso . Lication form and subject to status the
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Today Pay In 6 Months jf. Ki- * ki. I a__ .
NEW i No Deposit * No Interest Charges
* No Strings Attached * Subject to Status ZAPPO AMIGA 1200' ii
The Zappo Smart Drive simply slots into the Amiga 1200 PCMCIA
slot and launches Amiga owners into the exciting world of CD
Double Speed, Multi Session CD ROM
* Photo CD Compatible * Mix CD and Amiga Audio Output 4* Plays
CD32 Software and many CDTV titles 12 Months Warranty TEL: 0543
419 999 FAX: 418 079 The New Zappo Smart Stor provides games
and data portability never before available to the Amiga 600
and 1200 owner. Simply slip into the PCMCIA Slot on your Amiga
and you have access to 20Mb of Smart Storage. Want to run your
Stored Games or Data on a friends Amiga, no problem, simply
unplug the Smart Stor and you have Total Portability.
* Fully configured * Superfast Access
* 12 Months Warranty It is rare to come across a product that's
reasonably priced, does the job well and has no major faults...
More stunning than a phaser gun in Star Trek. A must for A1200
owners" CU Amiga The level of software compatibility that has
been achieved is very impressive.... Whatever your CD - ROM
needs, the Zappo Drive can handle it."
Amiga Format £194.99 A must for A1200 Owners
* 30 Mb Module ii
* Fast Printing Speeds 192 CPS draft, 64 CPS LQ and 32 SLQ.
* Colour Printing 7 Colour palette (blue, red, green, yellow,
violet, magenta, black) Super quiet 43.5-46 dBa sound level
(most matrix printers are typically in excess of 60dBa) Over
152,000 type styles using Super LQ,Courier Prestige, Bold PS
Roman, Script and San Serif fonts.
* 24 Pin Diamond Shaped Printhead High performance and high
quality output.
* I year Warranty for total peace of mind KX - P2I23 I 1 r) »rm
Whilst Stocks Last
* 2 Colour Ribbons
* 2 Black Ribbons
* Mouse House
* Mouse Mot
* 500 sheets A4 Paper £189.99 KX - P2023 New KXP4400 Ultra -
Compact LED Page Printer,the printer that fits virtually
anywhere. Ultra small footprint (12.7cm x 38.8cm x 29.4cm ex
trays) At under 6.5 kg this printre travels with you. They also
feature energy efficient power save.
Page Printer standard Specification WAS 4pages per minute of laser quality output
* 100 sheet, multi purpose paper tray (A4, letter, legal and
executive)
* I Mb Ram expandable to 5 Mb
* 1600 copies per toner Quiet printing 46.5 dBa standard mode.
43.5 dBa super quiet mode Fast Printing Speeds 192 CPS draft,
64 CPS LQ 4 Resident Fonts Courier, Prestige, Bold PS and
Script 2 Paper Paths Top and Rear I year Warranty for total
peace of mind Recently reviewed by Amiga Format *A fine 24-pin
dot matrix printer at a reasonable price.
Buy from INDI AND SAVE OVER £72 £449.99 _____ODIt- j___ _______ Year On Site Warranty WAS Additional spec for KX - P4400
* 28 Bitmapped fonts * HP Laserjet IIP Panasonic KX - P440I LED
Page printer also available.
Specification as above plus * 8 Scalable, 28 bitmapped fonts ' HP Laserjet III. HP PCL 5 £495.99 Panasonic KX-P4430 Laser Printing
* 8 scalable fonts. 28 bitmap fonts
* Optional 2nd input bin (total printer capacity 2X 200 sheets)
* Optional memory expansion to 5Mb (IMb as standard) Printer
Accessories ¦ Panasonic KX-PI150 This quality 9-pin mono dot
matrix printer represents excellent value for money.
1) Printer Dust Cover (Specially tailored quality dust cover for
the Panasonic KX-2123 printer INDI PRICE £8.99
2) Printer Stand
- 2 Piece printer stand INDI PRICE £9.99
3) Paper Pack
- 500 sheets of quality A4 paper INDI PRICE £9.99 Panasonic j PI
WyearW fON-SlTE I WARRANTY I £649.99 4J Continuous Paper
- 2000 sheets I part listing paper INDI PRICE £19.99
5) Parallel Printer Cable
- To be used when connecting Amiga to Panasonic printers INDI
PRICE £8.99 _
6) Panasonic Colour Ribbon
- Colour ribbon for KX-P2I23 INDI PRICE £12.99
7) Panasonic Black Ribbon
- Black ribbon for KX-P2I23 INDI PRICE £6.99
* 9 - pin narrow carriage
* 7 Fonts
* 240CPS, 38 CPS NLQ
* I Year Warranty
* Paper parking WAS SPECIFICATION
* Satin print (optimum resolution technology)
* 5 pages per minute
* HP laserjet III emulation, PCL 5 WORDWORTH SOFTWARE COMPLETELY
FREE WITH KX - P 4430 £i 14.99 m INDI DIRECT MAIL I RINGWAY
INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, EASTERN AVENUE, LICHFIELD STAFFS. WSI3 7SF
EXPORT NUMBERS TEL: (44)543 419999 FAX: (44)543 418079 Indi
Direct Mail Customer Charter INDI DIRECT MAIL is original and
very exciting. Before you buy mail order you must first be
confident that you will receive the product you've ordered and
that the supplier will still be there in the future, should you
need them. , t . .. .
A mail order purchase from INDI is a safe and secure decision and here s why. Indi is a wholly owned subsidiary of a public company now in its eleventh year of trading and specialising in the supply ot computer products. __ 111_. , . , With a group turnover approaching £30 million per annum, INDI have the resources and the purchasing power to offer you the best deals, deliver them next day nationwide and always be around when you need us.
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No Interest Charges, No Deposit, No Strings Attached SUBJECT TO STATUS Postcode . Daytime Tel.
TEL: 0543 419 999 FAX: 418 079 INDI DIRECT MAIL recognises all Trade Marks and Copyrights All prices are correct at time of goir to f E& OE 1 HP AUTHORISED DEALER • CITIZEN DEALER PLUS • Amiga prices, except where stated are inc. VAT. E&OE

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