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At the last minute. Acclaim - who haven't had an Amiga release for some time - decided to commission Probe Software to produce an Amiga version of the cult beat-em-up which has received rave reviews on the SNES and Mega Drive and has taken the coin-op world by storm. So, all in all, f Commodore and the ' Amiga missed out badly. Let's hope that by next year the Amiga will be showing off as usual. Amiga Format's latest ABC. (Audit Bureau of Circulation) figure is in. Which signals the average number of people buying Amiga Format each month from January to June 1994. Games The 7th Guest, Chaos (Unitrol and Vlad DogMtCree (!). CD32 ) could have been showing I off belters like Guardian. The IjisI Eden - and God j knows how many other top Amiga games. And both the A1200 and CD32 would have acquitted themselves well J compared to Nintendo and Panasonic. F Nintendo were concentrating on the Super ¦ Game Boy which allows you to play 8-bit Z80 Game Boy games on a TV in colour. The term • retrograde step- springs readily to mind. And their Super Nintendo product was less than awe inspiring - the CD32 would have beaten it hands down. Panasonic put up a decent stand with as many good 3DO titles as they could muster, but again the Amiga has a wider range of play able titles.

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91 How the cover was created A r - n ’-"A » Some Jurassic relics get the going over in the Lightwave 3.5 Modeller, prior to their appearance on the cover.
Nick Veitch explains how Craig Collins put together the image on this month's cover using Pixel 3D Professional v2 and Lightwave 3.5. MAI HI FEATURE Interview with David Pleasance p22 AF talks to the main man.
VideoPilot p24 More info on the Format Gold-rated editing suite.
PageStream 3.0 92 Hailed as the ultimate Amiga DTP package, PageStream 3 is finally here - and it's a huge disappointment. Marcus Dyson explains why.
A-Cut 96 The Amiga is tops for video work, but does this new edit controller from Hama take advantage of the machine's amazing potential?
Pixel 3D Professional v2 100 Discover what's new about the upgraded version of this month's fantastic Coverdisk program.
The Lightwave Collection 100 Lightwave is big news for the Amiga, and the 24Bit Club are to the fore with this first collection of objects.
ProGrab 24RT 104 We're first yet again with this AF exclusive review of Harwood's new 24-bit real-time colour digitiser.
Indexer 109 Find out if this database cataloguing software can really help put your life in order.
TurboCalc 113 Do you really need another spreadsheet program? You do if it's better than the rest. Find out how TurboCalc measures up.
Image Processing 117 Another definitive Amiga Format in-depth feature. We put you in the picture about the best image processing program for your Amiga.
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International Soccer Guardian UFO PGA Tour Golf On The Ball
Club Soccer Reunion Robinson's Requiem Guardian (left). Does
Acid Software's new shoot-em-up have all the ingredients to
make it a classic game? UFO: Enemy Unknown (right). An
extra-terrestrial space-fest where you have to save the Earth
from invasion by unfriendly aliens.
Crystal Dragon 70 CD32S 74 Re-releases 78 GameBusters 83 Helping Hand 86 COVERDISK 1: PIXEL 3D PROFESSIONAL p10 Now you possess this powerful 3D graphics utility you can produce your own three dimensional artwork faster and more efficiently than ever before.
COVERDISK 2: SENSIBLE GOLF p14 Exclusive to Amiga Format this month is Sensible Software's new golf game, the aptly-named Sensible Golf. It's time to put on those checked trousers and rev up the golf cart.
HOW THE COVER WAS MADE Cover artist Craig Collins and Nick Veitch round up the tools and explain the process of how this cover image was created.
Give your images impact. Graeme Sandiford tests three commercial image processors and then assesses four PD programs.
PAGESTREAM 3 P92 Find out why the long-waited upgrade is a massive disappointment.
DTP 146 Design your own magazine with Marcus Dyson to help you.
Paint Tutorial 150 There's something fishy going on with Jason Holborn's Amiga.
OctaMED 154 You've written your basic tune with OctaMED. Now build on it with Ed Wiles.
Blitz Basic 2 158 Roy Ferguson shows you how to produce backdrops for games.
REGULARS Month In View 6 How To Use Your Coverdisks 10 Coverdisk Extra 16 Jeff Walker Column 23 Tim Smith Column 24 Subscriptions 36 Public Domain 123 Back Issues 133 Readers' Offers 136 Workbench 139 Comms 163 3D Graphics 165 Letters 167 Gallery 170 Next Month 177 Advertisers' Index 178 Mk i| More people read Amiga Format than any other Amiga FORMAT magazine on the planet!
Welcome to Amiga Format. By choosing this magazine you have just made a very wise decision: this is the world's most popular Amiga magazine. And that means more Amiga users know us. Trust us and choose to read us than anyone else.
NOVEMBER 1994 Why? Because Amiga Formats readers know they can trust our judgment and buying recommendations. Because we thoroughly test products, for one thing, and because we're not afraid to tell the truth.
No matter how harsh it may be.
The proof? Commodore itself regularly chooses Amiga Format to prepare special editions of the magazine to be bundled with its machines. And surveys have consistently shown that retailers trust Amiga Formats reviews above any other magazine. ¦ I So you know you can read Amiga Format ™ with confidence. Welcome to the world's U | U | y biggest community of Amiga users! Publishing Steve Jarratt, Editor _*_ It's the time of year to reflect on Christmas past. But Steve Jarratt prefers to concentrate on Christmas present and Christmas future... This nionlli, Sniari Kinsey. Ilif editor of industry
paper Computer I'rude Weekly ((7111 asked me to do a piece 011 Amiga games t outing up over the j Christinas season (hopelully. Il’ll appear in AF next issue), lie'll spoken to a few retailers and they were gagging for some decent games - would they get any this Christmas, they were wondering?
Because, much as consoles are great and everything, the bottom line is that they just don't make as much money as Amiga games do. And when push comes to shove, everyone in the computer trade needs the Amiga this Yulctide.
Well, after some intensive investigation, all 1 can say is that for a machine that's dying, on its last legs and coughing up blood, the .Amiga is just about to have its most exciting (Ihrislmas ever!
Between October and January there are over 50 brand new Amiga games being released, including such classics as Aladdin (a gorgeous game - check out the preview this issue), Cannun Fodder 2, The All-New World Of lAonmings, .eewolf, FIFA Soccer. Dungeon Master 2, Sim City 2000. Rise Of The Robots. TFX. Jungle Strike. Sensible World Of Soccer, Alien Breed 2: Touer Assault and. Gel this.
Mortal Kombat II.
At the last minute. Acclaim - who haven't had an Amiga release for some time - decided to commission Probe Software to produce an Amiga version of the cult beat-em-up which has received rave reviews on the SNES and Mega Drive and has taken the coin-op world by storm.
So, all in all, f Commodore and the ' Amiga missed out badly.
Let's hope that by next year the Amiga will be showing off as usual.
Amiga Format's latest ABC. (Audit Bureau of Circulation) figure is in. Which signals the average number of people buying Amiga Format each month from January to June 1994.
Games The 7th Guest, Chaos (Unitrol and Vlad DogMtCree (!). CD32 ) could have been showing I off belters like Guardian.
The IjisI Eden - and God j knows how many other top Amiga games.
And both the A1200 and CD32 would have acquitted themselves well J compared to Nintendo and Panasonic. F Nintendo were concentrating on the Super ¦ Game Boy which allows you to play 8-bit Z80 Game Boy games on a TV in colour. The term
• retrograde step- springs readily to mind. And their Super
Nintendo product was less than awe inspiring - the CD32 would
have beaten it hands down.
Panasonic put up a decent stand with as many good 3DO titles as they could muster, but again the Amiga has a wider range of play able titles.
Many of the 3DO titles are all show and no go. And for every John Madden Football, we have a Sensible World Of Soccer, for every Shock ll'orr we have Guardian, and for every Mega Race, wc have. Well.
Mega Race’.
The Amiga itself would have found favour with the home video crowd: only Sony displayed any video editing hardware, and. Of course, the Amiga was bom to be used with video.
So now blood-hungry Amiga gamers have no reason to complain about getting left behind. And there's a good chance we’U have a demo on our (overdisk very soon, so stay tuned, sports fans!
On* *f my highlights this month (it's been quiet) was meandering around the live ’94 show, drooling over all the big tellies, AV amplifiers, video cameras, Dolby Surround systems and all that malarkey - I’m a real sucker for new technology. (Incidentally, the star of the show was Sony's stand which w as just awesome. At one point you were guided through a circular tunnel lined with around 200 Tvs. A very singular experience. I can tell you.)
And *w*n though the overall figure is down a tad from 142,326 to 132,137, Amiga Format is still a major force to be reckoned with, selling just
5. 000 fewer than Top Gear and beating major titles like GQ, Time
Out, NME and Practical Parenting (which, after all. Sits right
next to the flippin' cash tills in Sainsburys).
In the top 100 biggest-sclling magazines in the whole of the UK. Amiga Format comes a very respectable 81st. Especially when you consider that it covers one single computing format, and that the format hasn't had a very good year!
However, the last few months have seen Amiga Format really start to roll - and it's only going to get better (and bigger). So a big thanks for your continued support.
Hopefully, the Amiga will soon be back in production and back where it belongs - as the number one home computer in the UK. © Philips were there flogging their able but under-specced C.D-i machine and Panasonic's !IDO system was in attendance. Of course.
Commodore's recent troubles have prevented them from attending - and a damn shame it was too. Philips were crowing about their Digital Video with loads of monitors playing A Fish ('Allied Wanda. Indecent Proposal, The Hunt For Red October et al. Of course, had CD32 been there it could have done the same.
.And while CD-i desperately tried to engender some interest in its FMV (Full Motion Video) PC PLAYER I ¦ PC ACTIONI ~ A | PC ZONE I
- i mm 1 I PC REVIEW ~= PC HOME S "It's more than a straight
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When you play TFX the first thing that hits you is the detail
of the landscape... over seven million square km appears on
screen, with hills, roads and mountains all in the right
place." THE EDGE "The graphic detail is quite superb, with
stunning visuals and strong sense of image, TFX is quite often
like watching a movie... when I first saw TFX my jaw dropped
so far it look me 15 minutes to find it again! It's fast, good
looking and fun." PC REVIEW Tactical Fighter Experiment... the
only choice worth making where state of the art flight
simulation is concerned.
Take control of one of three of the finest aircraft money can buy: Eurofighter 2000 Lockheed F 22 Lockheed F-117 Stealth Fighter TFX... a simulation at the cutting edge of aerial combat enhanced by unprecedented in-depth research and authentic flight detail.
Take on the missions... fight for peace.
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If you own a ray-tracing program then you need Pixel 3D Professional. Jason Holborn explains why it's possibly the most useful 3D graphics utility ever.
PIXEL 3D PROFESSIOIIIAL ¥1 Thanks to Amiga Formats vers popular Imagine 2.0Coxerdisk. virtually all AF readers now have a ray-uacing program. Some of you max even have upgraded to Imagine 3.0 through our special £95 offer, or perhaps you've treated xourself to Calignn or even NexvTek’s Lightwave. Either way. You xvill loxe Pixel 31) Professional... Pixel 31) Professional is a powerful 3D object utilitv that takes oxer xvhere most rav-tracing packages stop. Pixel 3D Professional can be used for all manner of wonderful 3D work which, when used in conjunction xvith your favourite rendering
program, enables you to produce artwork much faster and more efficiently than exer before.
Here’s a quick run-down of what Pixel 3D is capable of.
You have then you'll already know that each of these programs uses its own proprietory format which is incompatible xvith .ill other object formats. With Pixel 3D Pmfessional. However, you can load objects in 14 (yes. 14!) Different object formats and then saxe them out in whichever format you require. This feature alone makes Pixel
31) Professional a must for all 3D artists.
Bitmap conversion (Constructing complex 3D objects such as logos can be xerx difficult, but not anv more. Simply draw vour logo in a paint program and then load it into Pixel 31) Professional and it automatically conxerts it to 3D. Once converted, xour logo can then Ix* extruded. Ix’velled and even spun in three dimensions.
Object conversion 3D text Have you ever wanted to port an Imagine object Pixel 31) Professional can convert any Amiga into Lightwave or a Caligan object into Sculpt 3lf: 11 bitmapped font into a 3D object-wltich. Like your BACKING UP YOUR COVERDISK Copying your Coverdisk is very simple. Just follow the stages below... Iboot up 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.
A I HwfcWacIi_ fa 01 IbusaSheU _ rMr.i ' SBKS fr. Dfl: t. df•: 2 Type in the following line exactly as it appears here, taking care to put the spaces in the correct places: Ml iw mam i TTTT7 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.
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edit the individual points that make up a 3D object. Points can
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to modify a 3D object within Pixel 3D Professional w'hImm
having to reload your ray-1raci n g program.
Continued overleaf 4 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.
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Dllk) in dootco Wt 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.
Including full AGA graphics support (view objects in 256 colours), real-time 3D painting, all-new Z- Buffer rendering modes, complete PostScript font and file import support and much, much more. And you can buy this essential upgrade for only £129 - that's a massive £70 off Axiom's recommended retail pricel Both of the above items can be ordered through Amiga Formats mail order department. Contact them on 0225 822511. Alternatively, turn to page 18 for an order form.
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PIXEL 3D PROFESSIONAL MANUAL For just £14.99, you can get your hands on the official Pixel 3D Professional manual. This comprehensive ring-bound manual is an essential guide to Pixel 3D Professional.
Subjects covered include loading and saving objects, text and bitmaps, object editing and manipulation functions, configuring Pixel 3D to suit your own particular needs, polygon flipping, division, doubling and reduction and how to use Pixel 3D Professional objects in programs such as Imagine and Lightwave.
PIXEL 3D PROFESSIONAL 2 UPGRADE Some said it could never be done but Axiom have managed it - they've produced an upgrade to Pixel 3D Professional that's better than ever.
Version 2 (reviewed on pages 100-101 of this issue) offers a whole host of new features bitmapped logos, can be extruded and generally messed about with to your heart’s content. Simply enter your text, tell it which font and point si e you want to use. Et voila! - instant 3D text.
Object editing For quick and easy ’on the flv’ editing, Pixel 30 SPECIAL OFFERS The Save gadget allows you to save your 3D object to disk. The great thing about Pixel 3D Pro is that it is not restricted to one object format - your 3D objects can be saved to any one of 14 different object formats including Lightwave, imagine. Sculpt 3D and AutoCAD DXF. This makes Pixel 3D Pro an invaluable tool for all 3D artists.
By far the simplest method of creating a complex 3D object in Pixel 3D Professional is to draw your object in a paint program and then let Pixel 3D Pro do the hard work of transforming the image into a structured 3D object. Let’s have a go at creating our own... Ithe first thing you need to do is to create your bitmap using a paint program like Brilliance or Dpaint. To make things a little easier, we've placed a bitmap of the AF logo on this month's Coverdisk which we'll use for this tutorial. Let's therefore start by pulling the bitmap into Pixel 3D Pro. Click on the Load button and a file
requester appears. The AF logo file can be found in a drawer called PixelPro Examples - enter this directory and then click on the file called AFLogo.Bitmap. After a few second's disk access, Pixel 3D Pro starts to transform the bitmap into an object.
2 After a few moments of heavy number crunching, you should end up with an outline of the AF logo on your Amiga screen. Just to prove that it is indeed now 3D, click and hold down the left mouse button inside the preview window and then drag the rectangle that appears to a more three dimensional angle. Once you're happy with it let go of the left mouse button and your AF logo should be displayed in 3D perspective.
3 Right now click on the little F gadget at the far left-hand side of the screen. Before your very eyes, our AF logo should then appear as a series of linked black dots. These are the points that form the logo. At the moment however, there are far too many points.
Thankfully, Pixel 3D Pro provides a handy Smooth tool which can automatically remove unwanted points.
Click on the Smooth tool and the Smoothing Settings requester pops up. This requester allows you to fine tune how Pixel 3D Pro removes points. As it is, however, the default values suit our needs perfectly so just click on OK and Pixel 3D Pro starts to smooth our object.
After a while, our AF logo should reappear but with a lot less points.
4 Return to Perspective mode by clicking on Persp. Now let's extrude our title so that it is truly a three dimensional object. Click on Extrude and the Extrusion Settings requester pops up. All we need to set here is the extrusion value (how deep the extrusion will be) so click on the arrow gadgets to increase the Extrude Value so that it reads 50.0. Before we go any further, let's change the colour of the face and sides. First the face colour.
Click on the Front Color gadget to highlight it and then click on the Set gadget next to it. A colour requester appears allowing you to alter the RGB value of the face. For the sake of this tutorial, set red and green to 255 and blue to 0.
Then click on OK and then repeat the same procedure with the Side Color gadget so that the side colour is set to red (red 255, green and blue set to 0). Once both colours are set, click on OK and Pixel 3D Pro does its stuff.
Syou now have a wireframe representation of an extruded AF logo. But we can make it look even better - click on the gadgets Solid, Order and Color and then click on RDW (Redraw) and watch what happens. Why not try rotating the object to see it in true 3D. Don't worry if Pixel 3D doesn't always draw the object perfectly (some faces may overlap or show through others, for example) - once the shape is loaded into a ray-tracing program, it’ll be displayed perfectly.
These four tools are handy when constructing 3D objects from flat surfaces and bitmaps. Smooth attempts to smooth out an object by removing unwanted points.
Extrude, Bevel and Spin produce weird 3D special effects.
As always, the best way to find out what these tools are capable of it is to experiment.
This group of four gadgets allow you to change the Edit mode when your object is displayed in one of the three plan views. Edit mode is without doubt the most useful because it allows you to manipulate individual points that make up your object. To edit a point, just click on it and it is highlighted. You can then delete it and even move it by dragging it around the screen while holding down the right mouse button.
By default, Pixel 3D Pro displays all 3D objects in perspective (3D) mode. Although visually impressive, perspective mode is a preview mode only - you cannot edit the points that make up your object in this mode. If you want to edit your object, the F. T and S buttons switch between the front top and side view editors. These three views are a bit like tri-view editors used by ray- tracing programs such as Imagine and Lightwave.
The Config gadget allows you to fine fune bow Pixel 3D Pro transforms a bitmap when it's first loaded. You might for example, want to use Smoothing so that your bitmap is automatically smoothed after it's converted to a 3D object.
When Pixel 3D Pro's Point Editing mode is enabled, these gadgets can be used to manipulate individual or groups of points.
PIXEL 3D PRO'S IN TOWN Pixel 3D Pro can The Load gadget The bulk of Pixel 3D Pro's screen is taken up by the object display window which displays a preview of your 3D object in a variety of different formats. You can also rotate the viewpoint so that the object is viewed at different angles - simply click and hold down the left mouse button inside the window and then drag the mouse pointer to move the object.
Automatically generate allows you to load 3D objects of any text either a 3D object that you feed it using or a bitmap into standard Amiga Pixel 3D Pro.
Bitmapped fonts (not outline fonts, however).
All you have to do is to click on the Text gadget and a requester appears asking you to enter some text. Type in the text you wish to be converted to 3D and The Undo gadget you'll then be prompted allows you to to pick a font from those restore your 3D available on your system. Object to its To select a font, click on original state prior its directory entry to the last (Diamond, Topaz or whatever) and then select the point size you wish to use - such as 8, 9 or 11 - from operation, the file requester. Pixel 3D Pro then transforms your text into a 3D object. You may find that the text is
rather stepped - this can be cured by running it through the Smooth tool.
R [A r These eight gadgets define how Pixel 3D displays the preview of your 3D object. If just the Wire gadget is highlighted then you'll see a wireframe representation - click on the Solid button too and Pixel 3D performs hidden line removal so the object looks er... solid.
Once you’ve performed an operation on your 3D object, clicking on this gadget forces Pixel 3D Pro to redraw the object in the currently selected display mode.
Although it is possible to rotate your 3D object simply by dragging it with the mouse. Pixel 3D Pro also provides this set of six gadgets which allow you to adjust the heading and pitch of the object and even zoom in and out to view the object at different levels of magnification.
Keeping track of where you are in 3D space can be confusing so Pixel 3D Pro has this status display detailing the heading, pitch and bank co-ordinates of the object. When rotating the object, you can control what direction it moves in by toggling the H, P or B buttons on or off.
If you still find any aspect of Pixel 3D Pro confusing then you’ll be pleased to know that the program has full on-line help facilities. Activate the Help button by clicking on it and then click on the function that confuses you - a window pops up explaining what the function does and how to use it.
Pretty obvious this one - click on this gadget and Pixel 3D Pro quits returning you to the Workbench in the process.
Clicking on this button allows you to fine tune how many of Pixel 3D Pro's tools work. You can, for example, set default values so such things as the degree of bevelling and so on can be permanently fixed.
Dublin 'h HOLE 1 iPflR 5) often, and the program mocks you.
If the power gadget Is clicked on either yellow, the ball hooks or slices.
Joystick runs throi choices available.
STEUE STEUE Exclusive to Amiga Format and on our game Coverdisk this month is Sensible Software's stunning Sensible Golf. Fore!
It's pretty hard to putt the ball with all these stupid great big boxes in the way. Still never mind eh?
Look at this page. Look at the Sensible Golf Coverdisk on the front of this magazine.
Look around you and take in the location. Notice anything special? No?
Well you should.
Because this month's Amiga Format is the only magazine in your hands, in your street, in your town, in your county, in your country, in your continent, in your earth, in your solar system, in your galaxy to feature a demo of Sensible Software’s up and coming brand new golf game, Sensible Golf.
We’ve managed to get hold of the game so early that even the programmers didn't know we had it until this morning.
Unfortunately, there’s a down side to all this euphoric hip-hip-hurrahing in the shape of a few in-game bugs. Take a look at the little red Ixix at the bottom of this page which highlights the major bugs that we have found. If you find any other bugs that we haven't listed here, congratulations, you're probably one of the first people in the entire galaxy to find them. So, many apologies for the bugs, we hope you enjoy the game anyway.
Controlling Sensible GoIJ'is easy. Simply plug a joystick into the mouse port. Moving up and down on the stick cycles through the clubs available and the information box above each club's icon tells you the maximum distance that the dub can hit a The arrows indicate the run of the green. Take note of them and plan your shot accordingly.
Hall. Move the stick from side to side to align the cursor with the direction in which you want to send the ball.
IT'S EVEN GOT A WIDGET Click on the fire button and a power meter appears in the top right-hand side of the screen.
Click again, and a power indicator moves toward maximum power.
Now click when the marker reaches the power required on the scale and a small gold widgit records exactly where you clicked. The widgit continues on its journey to the end of the power meter and then makes its way back to the start position.
This is where timing and a steads hand are important. You'll notice at the southern-most point of the power meter that there's a red marker. Press the lire button when the indicator is in the red. On either side of die red. There's a yellow and grcv buffer zone. If you click in the grey zone, it's a miss-hit - in the yellow it either hooks or slices the ball.
To obtain an aerial view of the courses, simply hit the space bar - this lets you work out where the best place to put the ball is. To scroll up and down the map. Use the requisite controls on the joystick.
And that's it. There are three holes to be played altogether. Have fun and good luck. 'Z THE GOOD, THE BUGGED AND THE UGLY This demo version of Sensible Golf is bugged. So far. We've tracked down three major bugs.
The first regards memory expansions. If the disk refuses to load and you've got a memory expansion, take it out or switch it off. Otherwise, the game isn’t going to load The second regards the striking of the ball If you hit the fire button as the power indicator changes from miss-hit to slice or hook, the game crashes. Ifs not recoverable and you’ll have to reset your machine and load the demo back in again.
The third bug is less of a bug and more of an inconvenience. While putting, if you hit the ball with zero power it will zing off in the opposite direction at max power Avoid these bugs and persevere If you do find yourself pulling your hair out please accept our humble apologies.
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R X FRACTALPRO AF56 Several people claimed lhai this program simply didn't work alter they had selected Draw.
The software indicated that it was drawing hut nothing ever happened.
Have patience. If you had to calculate the cube roots of some equation to '20 decimal places for each pixel on a hi-res screen, it would probably take you more than two minutes.
You can flip to the fractal screen and see things being drawn using the standard Amiga screen Hipping keys (Left Amiga and N or Ml.
PROVECTOR AF58 There is nothing wrong with this one. It uses the ARP.Iibrary, its do many other Amiga programs.
This library, like all other libraries, has to he located in the l.llkS drawer of the start-up disk. If you are hooting up from Workbench, this is the TIBS drawer on that disk.
The ARP.Iibrary is provided with the disk, in the L-IBS drawer, so you can just copy it to your boot-up disk. For example, put the 1‘rnVrrtar program disk in the drive and type: copy dfO:libs arp.library Libs: MUSIC-X AF58 A tit Ml owners, and anyone else with only Chip RAM, should follow the instructions for AI200 owners, otherwise they will find they have little room for samples.
Also, many people seem to he getting a message regarding missing fonts. The fonts are on the disk. OK! If you boot up from the Music-X program disk, like it savs to do in the instructions, there’s no problem.
II you want to boot oil any other disk, copy the font into the FONTS: drawer of your boot-up disk.
This is not complicated - it is how the .Amiga works (and the PC and the Mac).
DEMO MANIAC AF60 I here are lots of problems with this, because Black Legend gave us a verv hug-ridden product. It you are getting unexplained gurus, the- most likely cause is a software hug.
PAGESETTER 2 AF63 There don't seem to be any problems with this program, but a few people seem to he having difficulty with fonts. PageSetUr 2 works with CompuGraphic fonts, hut it needs an .ate file. If your font doesn't have one. PagrSetter 2 won't recognise it.
777 THEME PARK AF64 ~L Not a problem, hut a cheat. If von press the C key during the loading screen a message t1 ii i‘ ixmtmM appears, informing von that the cheat mode is active. You will now have lots of cash to buv oodles of rides and things!
LIBS. FONTS AND ALL THAT There are lots ol files and commands associated with the normal operation ol software. You may not see them until vou trv to install software:
I. IBRARIF.S - These are compact routines which are compiled as a
separate library. They contain commonly-used routines so
programmers can write new utilities without having to re-code
all the basic routines all the tittle. Libraries should In-
located in the LIBS drawer of your start-up disk.
FONTS - Amiga fonts come in many varieties, but the most common are bitmap fonts. The majority of programs use the system fonts, hut some use their own. In (his case, the font must be present in the FONTS: drawer of your start-up disk.
.•ASSIGN - The assign command is used to make pathname shortcuts. It does this by creating a logical or virtual device - one that doesn't exist, but points to a pathname that does. The usage is: Assign device name;• path name So, if you had installed a program from disk called I’aint and installed it to a hard drive in the utilities drawer, your command might look like: Assign Paint: hdO:Utilicies IN GENERAL A few things to remember about Coverdisks:
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Amiga Formal readers who enjoyed playing with PageSetter 2 on issue AF6Ts Coverdisk will want to get their hands on Compass Software’s new collection of fonts designed specifically to work with our Coverdisk DTP program.
Jon l-emmon of Compass has pulled together a five-disk pack containing 100 quality CompuGraphic outline fonts. Better still, you can get your hands on the entire set for just £5.
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Wordworth 2 and PageSetter J. Compass can be contacted on 0493 657734 PageSetter 2 fonts for a fiver DMA SPONSOR AF GALLERY If you're a talented artist and want to get noticed then there’s no better place than Afs Gallery. And now our Gallery page is officially sponsored by DMA Design, the developers of hit Amiga games such as Lemmings, Walker and Hired Guns.
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You may even be approached by DMA to produce artwork for one of their forthcoming games! Tum to page 170 for more information.
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Good new* for all you frustrated Spongers. The AF Bulletin Board Spong21 is now available for uploads, downloads and various other interactive type things, to replace Spong! Which has sadly passed away.
If you have a modem and you want to keep up to date with news, send in your Workbench letters for prompt attention or upload your gallery efforts without fear of them getting lost in the post you need to Spong!
So get yourself a modem and call Metnet the home of Spong2! Metnet is run by Jon Whitty, who has kindly allowed us to run Spong2! In conjunction with his own board. Get yourself connected up with a modem and call 0482 473871. And you’ll never Spong2!’“ alone.
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NEXT MONTH Just as we went to press with this issue, Amiga Format heard that in the next issue we will have the full exclusive on the Amiga version of Mortal Kombat II. The game is all but finished so next month we will have the full review, with all the special moves and everything you always wanted to know about this killer coin-op conversion described in gory detail.
Remember, next month Amiga Format will be the only place you can read all about Mortal Kombat II on the Amiga - not the Mega Drive or Super NES. Only AF will have screenshots from the Amiga version - and the authoritative review of what could be the biggest game of the year!
AF66 - on sale November 17. Always first with the death moves!
In your own time, The decision on the fate of Commodore has dragged on long M past the limits of human endurance. V and still there is no definite decision from the liquidators.
The reason this time is thought to be that there are some late bids from Escom, a German company and CEI. An American distributor with close lies to Commodore. However, the management buy-out, which will re-form the company under the name Amiga International with the staff from Commodore I'K.
Commodore Canada and many of the US development team, is still believed to be the favourite.
The pressing worry is getting new machines into the shops before Christmas.
David Pleasance has been pressing the liquidators to free up components and assembled machines so that the A1200 is sufficiently in evidence in the High Street during November.
Small numbers of machines are still managing to find their way on to the shelves from overseas, but not in the quantities demanded for a successful Christmas campaign.
The buy-out team have made the liquidators painfully aware that their bid is time critical. Next month, we hope to be able to give you the good news... The new company will be firmly dedicated to the future success of the Amiga. Although development of the AAA chipset, the successor to the AC.A one currently found in the A1200 and A4000, has been shelved, this is in order to speed up the development of a RISC-based Amiga.
Such a computer would be able to support a multi-platform operating system such as Whitlows XT. Which would increase its viability in an increasingly competitive market.
The Jeff Walker Column This month I had a rush of blood and splashed out £400 on new hardware for my Amiga. It was fairly complex hardware insofar as the software that came with it was multi-featured and enabled you to configure the hardware to your exact requirements.
Now then. The trouble with requirements is that you never know what they are until you are expected to configure something to them. Furthermore, this particular hardware came with a lot of utility software that introduces users to many concepts that they would never have come across before. So a good manual is paramount, a manual which explains in simple terms, and in detail, exactly what is and isn't possible, with examples drawn from real life. All the utilities need explaining; not just quick descriptions of the menus and requesters, but proper discussions of the concepts behind the
utilities with, again, follow-through examples drawn from real life.
Digging around in the box, the manual was proving difficult to find. But what's this? A thin A5 photocopied booklet on photocopier paper, untrimmed edges, flimsy cover. Can't be, can it? Quick glance. Yup, it's the manual all right. Hmm, There's a lot of software here and a fair amount of setting up to do. I'm going to be dipping into this manual for quite some time I would think.
That plain paper cover is not going to last five minutes!
Ah well, I'll be careful. As long as everything is fully explained, I'll live with it. But after spending an hour reading the complete manual, I am more confused than ever. It's poorly translated from German, and I'm expected to understand terms and concepts that are specific to this type of hardware and software without having them explained to me. This cost me £400 and the developers have skimped on the documentation!
They've skimped in two ways. First they have obviously decided that a proper technical writer would cost too much; and there is nothing worse than documentation written by the people who designed the hardware or wrote the software, or by a mate who did it for pin money. Second, they have decided that it would be too costly to produce a properly-bound manual.
Now I happen to have a little experience in both these areas and I can assure you that even with a small print run a budget of £5 per manual would have easily paid for both an expert technical writer and proper printing and binding. And a manual that costs £5 to produce is a very good manual. If this hardware cost £405 instead of £400 would I have baulked? Certainly not. And I'm sure nobody else would have. So why have I got a crap manual?
It got me to thinking, so I rummaged around and made a few calls to see what other manuals were like. I was shocked to find that many manuals for Amiga software and hardware are similar
- badly written, cheaply produced with no thought for quality. It
appears to be especially a problem with manuals that come with
hardware. In a few cases, for hardware that costs hundreds of
pounds all that is provided is a photocopied sheet or two.
Now, I also bought a relatively cheap bit of software recently
- it cost £30. It wasn't complex software so I wasn't expecting a
fancy manual. But in this case the manual was thoughtfully
written and designed - it didn't try to pack everything into as
small a space as possible I mean, and plenty of screen grabs
were used. It was also professionally produced properly
typeset text on decent paper with a full colour card cover.
So tell me. How come my cheap £30 package came with a good manual and my expensive £400 package came with a grotty man... thing?
I am sick and tired of being treated like this. Is it any wonder companies complain that users don’t read manuals when they are served up like afterthoughts and are written by people who have no idea how to write for inexperienced users? Why is it that so many Amiga companies see the manual as an inconvenience and an ideal way to cut costs? Could it be because these companies are run by ruthless businessmen whose only concern is the bottom line? Or is it just that they are plain stupid?
THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMIGA FORMAT The Tim Smith Column At the end of Heart Of Darkness, The Making Of Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola dreams of a small girl in Kansas with a video camera who makes the next great movie. His wish is that the new technology will fall into the hands of those people unsullied by the studios, jargon, politics and historical baggage that goes with an industry fast approaching complacent middle age.
Francis is a bit of a dreamer - or he was before he made Dracula and now Frankenstein, I guess he needed the money. The point he is making however is a valid one. And one which may be possible for the world of film but is getting less and less possible for that of computers. Where, I wondered after sitting through Apocalypse Now itself (as you have to once in a while) are the new hardware makers going to come from?
With the Amiga's future dangling in the balance, and the PowerPC looking to take the world by storm - mainly because the world is to be given bugger all choice in the matter - we are left with toys or monoliths.
Yes, the Sony PlayStation can fling polygons around the place, and sure 3DO and CD-i are attempting to move away from games and into (Arghhhhh!) Family Edutainment Centres (neither Philips nor 3D0 have said this, I just did, but that kind of Brady Bunch chippery is what we're looking at). Sure we're going to be getting 64-bit speed and simply billions of colours darlings.
But have you ever tried programming on a Mega Drive?
The Amiga really must survive, as must the Acorn Archimedes and the ST. if we're not going to breed a generation of people who can merely gawp at what they're given or can only program in Visual C For Windows.
If there's one thing that Steve Jones' seminal book Language Of Genes has shown, it's that diversity is the growth catalyst. Without a diverse pool to dip into we're going to be left with a bunch of 11-fingered, banjo-playing kooks who can only think in single processor terms.
I to have people tinkering away in garages saying: 'Screw the margins, this is fascinating man! This is really enjoyable' and 'Woah! I've just invented something brand new!'.
We need these people as much as we need those other millions of people toiling away at making the same architecture marginally different so that the sell line will look slightly better on the Discovery Channel.
This thought struck home recently when I went to buy a PC.
Yes, I admit it, I own an Amiga, a Mac. A PC and an Atari Lynx - diversity... and nerdiness. Wandering around the superstores in North London. I saw hundreds of boxes. They all looked a little different - a fin here, a moulded comer there, a door to get to the On button, some LEDs. Asking what the difference between them was I was told: 'Multimedia blah, blah' or 'EISA blah blah' or ‘Networking capability'.
When asked what software they shipped with I was told ‘Windows and DOS but a radical new Windows is around the comer. It can multitask'. Now. You don't have to be a genius to work out that this kind of fibbing homogeneity will inevitably lead us nowhere other than in a very tedious straight line to a dead-end very soon.
I mean pardon me rf I'm wrong, but I thought that the one thing we were supposed to get from the white heat of technology and the last 15 years of market economics was choice. I think not. I think that if you went into any of the big computer makers and said: 'I've invented a machine that has independent custom processors, a multitasking operating system and it'll cost less than £500', you'd be politely asked to leave... probably to the sound of an 11-fingered banjo symphony.
Where is that little girt in Kansas? I hope she's on a computing course and I hope she's fiddling with an A500.
Tim Smith Is Technology Editor of Computer Trade Weekly. Contact him at csnithbacix.ccnpulink.co.uk andciaboagaxheed.deMon.co.uk. VideoPilot back The VideoPilot V330 edii controller which earned an Amiga f ormal Gold rating of 92 per cent in Issue 51 is back on the market and it's almost £450 cheaper than its original price.
The news will delight Amiga desktop video enthusiasts because VideoPilot is one of the best editing suites we've seen at Aland it aroused huge interest when Gentian company *3i released it a year ago. But the initial excitement was quelled when '3i ceased trading shortly after the YideoPilot's launch and I K stocks quickly dried up.
Now French company U niversal Electronics have picked up the VideoPilot and it is available through L'K distributors Ambervane (0792 470070) for £850 - the original price was £ 1.299. VideoPilot has the ability to control up to three source machines - including vision mixers such as the Videonics MX1.
Panasonic WJ-AVE5 anti W'j-AVE7 - and one recorder. Apart from being able to lav Linear Time Code (LTC.) On to the linear soundtrack of a master video tape. LTC can also be bunted on to working copies of a master tape using a genlock. The rushes can then be used bv third parties to select the in and out points of edits.
A Vertical Interval Time Code ( TC) test system is now built in to VideoPilot CITIZEN FREEBEE If you buy yourself a Citizen ABC printer before November 30. Citizen will throw in a free Life By ADEC watch worth £35 99 (pictured right).
“What customers want is added value. An ABC Colour printer is great value but we want to give our customers that bit extra in the pre- Christmas selling period. ‘ enthused Citizen's Andrew Clark.
Editorial opportunities Would vou like to work at Future Publishing on one of Britain 'stop computer magazines? We're looking for talented- but not necessarily experienced- production and writing stall, and maybe you're just the sort of person we need.
To become a Production Editor at Future you'll need to be literate, accurate, organised and ambitious. To become a writer you need to have extensive games knowledge of at least one (though preferably more) computer format.
If you reckon that sounds like you. Then write 500words on the subject What Magazines Are For. And send it. With a (A’and anything else you think might help your cause, to Ann Dillowat the address below, marked Editorial Opportunities (Al* 10).
Beauford Court, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMIGA FORMAT fTn NEWS NOVEMBER 1994 HARD DISKS ON VIDEO mm Word Processors hot up ¦ Awod J |ol»yvt1to«Aadi cstyxe otaa conoet | lo- Solemf ¦ Finr* Wbai cxtxemo toodo'vtod on itocemeo tied e** I !«»* •'• lo me** o rto*- ¦ k xtl Otod coo ol too to tod ¦o I Ml torl hecqiol 1 axx.. lerva 03 CD* f lean Anyway. I* ¦¦ Moan cx! Twi il»» leo mokmd an" myakaced I scad Ihrt. 1m of the cdl ‘now bon to moke a decart cup C lea ethm at a cm, «ft » l«nd ol ixftxg tin m4k ct AFTER He w In Com a. I ca!
You • evnyw l-oaa *a too a swartei a you prt the irdfc m hat I acsw ¦ as Tawooowl Wtokieot mod be ntf if And to counter the challenge of the new version of Wordworth, Softwood have released Final Writer 3.0. which checks to see if a tape is suitable to be used with the previously notoriously unreliable VITC.
Ambervane are currently taking VideoPilot on an Autumn roadshow, demonstrating a complete VideoPilot post production system. Discussion groups and forums will explain the full benefits of such a set-up. The dates and locations of the shows are: Glasgow: October 24; Bristol: November 7; Cardiff: November 14; Manchester: November 24.
For more details about the roadshow and information on the VideoPilot contact Ambervane on: Tel: 0792 476076.
9 At the top end of the video market, Digital Micronics Inc have released the first non-linear editing system for the Amiga. The Digital BroadCaster 32 is a Zorro 3 plug-in card for the A4000 40 and 4000 Tower. The full system, including hard drives, SCSI 11 interface and Sunrize 16-bit stereo card for simultaneous CD-quality, costs £9,500.
DBC 32 can also serve as a single-frame animation recorder or carry out time- lapse recording. Contact White Knight Technology on 0992 714539.
Claimed to be 'the program that Wordworth 3.0 should have been all along', Digita (0395 270273) have unleashed a major upgrade to the Wordworth word processing program. Version 3.1 (which will be reviewed in next month's issue of AF) promises to be faster, friendlier and more powerful.
Possibly the most important feature of Wordworth
3. 1, however, is the fact that Digita have now tracked down and
killed all known bugs so Wordworth 3.1 should now be far more
stable than its rather prematurely-released predecessor.
New features include enhanced tools - Wordworth
3. 1's Search And Replace function, for example, is The excellent
VideoPilot editing suite is back on the market. If s available
from Ambervane and has taken a huge price cut of almost £450.
On course Power Computing are distributing the new Video Backup System 3.0. Developed by Lyppens Software Productions in the Netherlands, VBS 3.0 provides everything you need to back up your hard disk to any domestic video recorder.
Hugo Lyppens, the designer of VBS 3.0, has completely recoded the program so it now fully complies with the look and feel of Workbench 2.0. Version 3.0 of the control software offers new back-up modes optimised for Amigas equipped with a 68020 or higher processor which doubles the speed at which VBS backs up data.
VBS can back up 85Mb of data in one hour, allowing a standard E180 three-hour video tape to hold 25SMb of data. The new version 3.0 software now adds data compression which increases the amount of data that VBS can handle to a massive130Mb per hour.
A new feature is the VBS Batch Backup mode which enables you to define a list of back-ups. You can now specify a list of partitions which are backed up one after another. VBS 3.0 costs £59.95 and is available from Power Computing on 0234 273000. Watch out for a full review next month.
Now 40 times faster than the previous release. Other additions are Landscape Printing, Drag And Drop Edidng and improved Postscript support.
Hot on the heels of Wordworth 3.1 is a new version of its arch rival, Softwood's highly-rated Final Writer.
Although details are sketchy, version 3.0 of Final Writer is believed to be more of an update than a new release in its own right.
For more information on Final Writer 3.0, contact Gordon Harwood on 0773 836 781. Rest assured that we’ll be pitting both programs together in a WP batde in next month's issue.
ROCK SOLID VIDEO German video specialists Electronic Design have launched a new video enhancer aimed at Amiga users. Their new TBC Enhancer can be used as a Time Base Corrector capable of stabilising any video signal. Electronic Design claim that the TBC Enhancer can significantly reduce colour flicker and shifting as well as removing the wave-like distortions produced by weak video signals. Contact Electronic Design on 010 49 89 354 5303.
WIZARD DRIVE If one floppy drive just isn't enough then get on the phone with credit card in hand and order yourself Wizard's new Saturn floppy drive. Retailing for just £49.95, the Saturn drive is based around a quality Sony mechanism and comes complete with anti-click and switchable anti-virus hardware as standard. Give Wizard a bell on 0322 272908.
SCANNER AID If your scans are suffering from incurable wonkiness then you'll want to get your hands on Golden Image's new two-in-one Scanner Pad And Mouse Mat. Retailing for just £9.95, the pad is designed to help hand scanner owners scan more accurately. What's more, the pad's built- in T ruler provides a handy guide for measuring scans. Golden Image can be contacted on 0181 900 9291.
WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE MagicKnight Software have unveiled details of their new Secal programming language, an AssemblylC replacement programming environment aimed at advanced programmers. Bundled with a wide range of useful utilities including map, object and intuition editors, Secal provides direct access to Assembly language resources through a high-level instruction set. Programmers can obtain direct memory access by calling MagicKnight on 081-478 0097.
MORE VALHALLA FROM VULCAN Vulcan Software are releasing a budget version of their popular Valhalla speech adventure. Valhalla Before The War will cost £14.99 and is intended to bridge the gap between Valhalla Lords Of Infinity and another full-scale release scheduled for Easter 95. Vulcan are also planning a new 168-level strategy game called TIMEslip for release next year. Call them on 0705 670269.
WWJ PROTEXT PRICES DOWN 50 K» Amor have halved the price of their Protext 6.5 word processor reviewed in Issue 64 of Amiga Format (78%). Amor have slashed the price from £149.95, to just £74.95. For more information, contact Amor on 01733 68909.
Power and Shopper ‘worth buying’ claim November 1994 will be remembered as a vintage month by Amiga Power readers of the 21st Century. As they sit in their cellars, browsing through their back issues, they'll look back fondly at the review of Pinball Illusions - the greatest pinball game on the Amiga - and remember the fun they had with the exclusive Coverdisk demo of it. They'll gaze lingeringly at the reviews of Guardian, Overlord, UFO, and revel in the feature about why Amiga Power marks games as strictly as it does. And they'll marvel at how the whole lot with two Coverdtsks. Cost just
£3.95 - less than half the price of a bag of crisps.
(A 5 IU z ftO*' TOUR Jonathan Davies - editor Amiga Power In this month's J LMJ:43 excellent issue we have a vast amount of staggeringly wonderful things, including our in-depth review of Lightwave 3D standalone. We've taken this program apart to find out what makes it tick. Is it really the single biggest step forward for mankind since the steam-powered trouser press?
Plus we review lots of other nice things, including the Blizzard 4030 A4000 accelerator, plus Protext 6.5. We also have a vast number of staggeringly good tutorials, including the latest instalments of our rapturously received tutorials on Assembly language programming and AMOS. What more could a serious Amiga user want?
Richard Baguley - editor Amiga Shopper The forthcoming CD version of Mega Race comes a step closer to your A4000 thanks to the Blittersoft emulator Gotta 4000 with a CD-ROM drive? Wanna play the latest CD" games? Then get yourself a copy of Blittersoft s new CD" Emulator and you'll be tackling the likes of Microcosm and Mega Race in no time!
The £39.95 package, which is available from Blittersoft on 0908 220196. Is designed to allow any AGA Amiga (including the A1200) equipped with a SCSI CD-ROM drive and at least 1Mb of Fast RAM to run the wide range of games software available for the CD". Offering full emulation of the CD" s Chunky to Planar Akiko chip. Blittersoft claim that the new emulator provides a very high level of compatibility with CD" games. 'We tested games such as Microcosm and fames Pond and all worked without problems." Claimed Blittersoft's Paul Lesurf.
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The model of the ship was fairly simple to construct. It is essentially a block of text that has been bevelled and extruded. The tricky part was individually mapping the front bevel and sides of the object but the result is worth it.
This lensflare is to represent the beam being fired from the ship and more or less matches the one on the receiving end.
This lensflare is to represent the blast from the laser, fired from the pixel ship. The laser beam itself is a bit subdued, but it gets lost behind the disks anyway.
- r i By using different surface attributes for the rear part of
the tail, it appears as though the dinosaur is being turned
into a wireframe object.
Changing surface attributes is very easy using Pixel 3D or Lightwave.
By using the depth of field options in the rendering software, a realistic blurred foreground effect can be easily achieved.
So, you want to know how we go about creating a cover then. Well, the process actually starts with an idea of what we want to say on the cover. This is a bit harder than it sounds, because everybody hits really terrible ideas except for me. Funnily enough everybody else says the same.
Eventually we have an idea, and it's up to Sue and Frank to sort it out. This isn't quite such a chore when we use an illustration on the cover, because they just call up some other poor sap and get him to do the work. This month, Craig Collins was suckered into doing it. And below you can find out exactly how he accomplished this task... 12 STEPS TO A COVER, BY CRAIG COLLINS The clouds are part of the excellent object collection from the 24Bit Club, reviewed on page 100 of this issue.
The spaceship helps to show the scale of the big ship. Little touches like this might seem superfluous, but are important in conveying an impression of site.
Objects are not made purely by creating polygons. More often than not the surface characteristics are more important. For this dinosaur's skin, IFF maps have been used to convey a reptile appearance with a combination of map types.
Lensflare is a very wonderful thing. Lightwave enables you to manipulate lights tor virtually every occasion, like this jet blast here. Notice how a small part of the glow obscures the object - a small but neat effect.
I Titc two main models lo be built for the cover were a raptor dinosaur and the Pixel 3D ship, I had finished the raptor model just before I received the Amiga Format commission for this cover image. The model was built mainly from spline patches which are ideal for organic modelling. This was surface mapped with some IFTs to create the skin effect and then I added bones in Lightwave to make it easy to pose and reposition the figure if necessary (bones are very useful for stills as well as animations).
2 The Pixel 3D ship was made from a chunky, readable font. The extruded sides and parts of the front faces were slightly modified to make it look more like a spaceship. A small docking bay w-as created in the letter X to further the spaceship idea. The bevel, face and side polygons were individually surface mapped to make the face polygons stand out.
To save memory, this is actually the same model of the raptor, cloned, sized, rotated and with different surface attributes. A light source has been placed inside it to look like the creature has been zapped.
The ground object has not been smoothed, to give a slightly jagged, rocky look. A 256-colour map provides the rocky texture.
3 A diffusion map for the raptor was created using Forge and a few textures. Forge is a texture generation system from the same people who did the Essence textures for Imagine, so the results are pretty good. The textures are rendered as fiat IFFs. Which can then be mapped on to objects in whatever rendering system you have.
These textures were rendered greyscale at 512x512 resolution.
41 used a spray can in Dl'aint -I lo add rough markings and a slight dirt look. This should be done in 256 greyscale for a smoother graduation between shades but because I'm 24-bit boardless I made do with 16 colours. A paint package is essential for creating decent models, because you need to use something for manipulating the IFFs that you then map on as surface characteristics.
Continued overleaf -* SOFTWARE: If you want to make a cover for Amiga Format, you need some top-rated software. This is just a small selection of the rendering and associated software used by Amiga Format.
You should also check out the round-up on page117. Which deals with image processing in more depth.
IMAGINE 3.0 If you are ray-tracing on a budget there is nothing to touch this software. It is an upgrade to the greatest giveaway of all time - the AF53 Imagine 2 Coverdisk. It has many of the same features as Lightwave, and some people actually prefer it. Check out Meridian's special offer on 081-543 3500.
L. ty The excellent Imagine 3.0 shares many of the ray- tracing
features of Lightwave.
LIGHTWAVE 3.5 The ultimate in ultimate software. There is nothing anywhere that compares to the power and ease of use of this software. If you can afford it get it but beware of the system requirements (you need at least 6Mb. And an '030 processor is highly recommended).
Lightwave is available from Premier Vision on 071-721 7050 for £449.
IMAGINE 2.0 Our AF53 Coverdisk is no longer available, but if you do happen upon a copy at a show or in some junk shop, it is well worth considering.
Although render speeds are slow compared to Imagine 3.0 and Lightwave, it doesn't require huge amounts of RAM (you can run it reasonably in 2Mb of RAM, or 1Mb if you are really desperate).
PIXEL 3D PRO Look no further than this Coverdisk for an excellent object manipulation and conversion utility. Some of the advanced editing functions in this software are not available in any other modelling system.
IB D IB rLJ- * * m ill IB The Pixel 3D Pro Coverdisk has many unique advanced editing functions.
5 I In' raptor. Pixel :ll) ship and the camera were positioned in the latyoul editor. A small stai liltercd liglilsintl'Ci' was placed at the tip ol the tail. I he tail surface was made into an outline to Hive the illusion the dinosaur is being converted by a blast from the Pixel 111) ship. A smooth orange gradient was created in the elfccts menu to act as a temporary backdrop (the real picture uses an imported IKK as a backdrop).
9 Alter the modelling, mapping and placing of the objects in the scene I then concentrated on lighting mv world. A dozen point lighlsourees were spread around the ship, two for the X docking bay. A large flare for the laser blast and two more for the engine Hares. The Pixel ship and taptor were also lit with the usual Kes, Fill and backlights. A shadow lamp was assigned to the backlights to cast the shadow from the sun. CRAIG COLLINS If you're particularly interested in 3D graphics, or if you read our very fine sister publication Amiga Shopper, you have probably seen some of Craig's work
before. Apart from the powerful Imagine animations he created (notably The Last Stand On Hath and the CD” Mean Machines sequence) and his recent cover artwork for Amiga Shopper, he has also produced an excellent video of his work, which is reviewed on page 128 of this issue.
You wil probably be surprised to find that Craig creates all his work on a humble A2000.
Admittedly it's a humble A2000 with 16Mb of RAM on board, but he only has a 52Mb hard disk and at the moment he doesn't even have a 24-bit graphics card.
Craig is an animator par excellence, but he doesn't rely on his animation skills for a living.
Arming himself with a few A-levels and eight O- 6 For the foreground a heavily subdivided rectangular plane was extruded into shape with the Magnet tool in Lightwave. The same was done for the rocky outcrops in the background. A high resolution 24-bit texture map was used as a surface map. I left smoothing off because I wanted tin' rocks to be sharp and uneven.
Further objects were added to the scene, like the laser beam, and slight adjustments made to the present models until I was satisfied. Most attention was made to the top.
Bottom and right of the scene because the Amiga l iirmal ioverdisks hide the lower left side of the picture. Maps were altered slightly following test renders.
Levels. Craig works part-time in a warehouse, spending every other waking moment creating stunning animations on his Amiga.
His early adult life was spent (like everyone's surely) playing A500 games. Then someone showed him BytebyByte’s Sculpt Animate 40.
Says Craig: "I fell in love with 3D. Then I started buying more equipment - faster accelerator cards, more memory and I moved up to an A2000.
On the software front I got TurboSilver ~ What does Craig want to do in the future?
"Hopefully I'll be able to make animating my full time profession. I might even consider moving over to the States, although I'd prefer to stay in the UK. At the moment I am trying to get enough cash together to build up my system - by doing things like company logos or perhaps freelance work for CD” games companies."
If you would like to commission Craig, contact him through Amiga Format at 30 Monmouth Street Bath. BA1 2BW.
7 The clouds were borrowed from the 24Bit Club's Lightwave collection because lime constraints did not allow me to come up with my own (I've only been using l.ighlwavefor a couple of months). The texture parameters were altered to give a sunset look. The Zenith and sky colours gave me a smooth gradient between dark orange to a warm vellow. A slight gradient squeeze was used to push the vellow towards the horizon to further exaggerate the sunset look.
In the Camera menu I selected high i 1 resolution, medium aliasing and depth of field. The raptor is put into more focus slightly to separate it from the Pixel ship and give a bit of distance. Due to memory constraints all my 24-bit maps were reduced to 256 colours and I chopped 10,000 polygons from the models. Beware,
l. ightwdvr high and print resolutions demand a lot of memory.
This was unbeknown to me until then.
The scene was rendered 1280x960 resolution, taking about seven hours to complete.
8 This is a test picture of the sky and clouds.
There's also a small spaceship to give a sense of immense size and scale to the Pixel 3D ship. It also gave a good reason to have the X docking bay.
A point lightsource acts as a sun. This was given a high intensitv setting with just a hint of central glow llare. I'm no cheesy lensflare abuser. Some of the lensflare effects you see are just outrageous.
The theoretical camera involved must have had Vaseline smeared all over the lens.
Finally the picture was taken through I Me ADPro and saved out as a JPEG. Then it was modemed at great speed to A Towers, where the wonderful art department, who we respect and admire, imported it on to their Macs and covered up the picture with silly disk labels and all that rubbish. As a final touch, the publisher came along and told us it was till wrong, and wrote about 3,000 words on top of the image to obscure everything.
As usual, his version of the cover got lost on the wav to the printers... PIXEL 3D PRO 2 Even better than Pixel 3D Pro is this very latest version of our Coverdisk program, especially if you have an AGA machine. But don't waste time reading about it here, turn to the full review on page 100.
ART DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL 2.5 The definitive image processing software is now being seriously challenged for top spot by ImageFX, but there is no substitute If you want to do high-quality, high-end processing. The new interface takes a bit of getting used to, but it is faster in the end. It’s priced between £100 and £130 from various sources. Shop around and you may get a bargain.
PROCONTROL The companion to ADPro is very useful if you need to batch process or convert a large number of files. It requires ADPro to work and comes with a number of scripts to make life easy for you. It’s available from Meridian on 081-543 3500, priced £79.
IMAGEMASTER RT Imagemsster from Black Belt is hard to get hold of these days, and we have no current UK price. But it is a worthy alternative to ADPro.
The advantage is a real-time display on which you can select areas to edit.
IMAGEFX 1.5 Another real-time image processing package, ImageFX enables the user to process areas on the screen. This makes many tasks a lot easier, but tends to slow things down. If you are using 24-bit images, it is only worthwhile using these modes in conjunction with a 24-bit card such as the Spectrum (for which there is a special version of the software). ImageFX costs £179 from Silica on 081-309 1111.
PERSONAL PAINT The Italian option is Cloanto’s Personal Paint.
Not only is it a reasonably decent paint package, it also includes a lot of image processing features, so this may be the best bet if you are starting from scratch and don't have much of a budget. Be sure to get the newest version of the program which has 24- bit and JPEG support. Ppaint costs £69.95 from Ramiga on 0690 770304.
CROSSDOS This is included in Workbench 2.04 and above.
It gives you the ability to read and write PC format disks, which is invaluable for sending finished artwork to printers, because most of them think that Amiga is the last letter of the greek alphabet.
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AMIGA "MAS FORMAT CHEER As we head toward Christmas, Amiga
games players have every reason for optimism. Despite the
scaremonger!r g that fewer Amiga games are being produced due
to Commodore's situation, there are loads of releases due in
the next few months. Software houses know that the Amiga sells
more games than any other machine and they also know that the
Amiga has the largest user base.
Virgin have a busy run-up to the festive season
- we preview Overford, The lost fden and Disney titles The lion
King and Aladdin. And CD33 owners can rejoice, Acid Software
have produced a Defender for the Nineties, Guardian.
The most eagerly-awaited console conversion for months arrived at Af this month, but can FIFA International Soccer takes on its legendary Sensible counterpart? Classic golf game PGA Tour also reappears, while Microprose's well-overdue UFO: tnemy Unknown finally shows its colours.
Current number one, On The Ball: World Cup Edition makes its League entrance and we have a football management game, Club Football. If this weren't enough, there are five Gold-rated products spread between the re-release and CD31 pages.
Coming Attractions 42 Aladdin • The Lost Eden • The Lion King
• Cannon Fodder 2 • Legends • Pinball Illusions
• Premier Manager 3 Charts 46 REVIEWS FIFA International Soccer
48 Guardian 52 UFO: Enemy Unknown 56 PGA European Tour 60 On
The Ball 62 Club Soccer 62 Reunion 66 Robinson's Requiem 68
Crystal Dragon 70 CD32 Games 74 Soccer Kid • Arcade Pool •
Sensible Soccer International • Bubble And Squeak • Myth
• Last Ninja 3 • Battle toods • Dark seed Re-releases 78 FI Grand
Prix • Gunship 2000 • Fantastic Dizzy GameBusters 83 Helping
Hand 86 AMIGA FORMATS REVIEW POLICY 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 Jo creme of Amiga games. Only the very best, most playable and original games ore awarded on Amiga Format Gold - the most highly-prized rating there is.
80-89% These games ore considered to be very good, but due to minor Raws are not the finest examples of their genre.
70-79% These ore good gomes which are worth buying, especially if you hove 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 Raws.
50-59% Below average games like this ore unlikely to impress your mates or your wallet. Try to avoid if you can.
40-49% Overwhelmingly poor quality games with major Raws and appalling gameplay. They're an embarrassment.
Less than 40% The lowest of the low. Don't even consider borrowing 'em.
ENEMY UNKNOWN Save the world from alien invasjpn p56 Work V 'iu as; J A whole parcel of goodies are coming your way from Virgin. Just in time for the festive season... Looks like there's going to be a cornucopia of fabulous feisty frolicsome festive family fun for everyone and anyone remotely interested in Amiga games this Christmas.
Virgin are playing at being Father Christmas with an Amiga goodie bag guaranteed to rat-at-at-at your ratals. [Eh? - Ed.)
First out of the sack is the game of the cartoon of the animated film, Aladdin.
Nasty fiendish piece of work, Jafar, has kidnapped Princess Jasmine. You take on the eponymous role of her potential saviour. Armed only with a sword, you've got to fight baddies, climb ropes, make great bounding leaps of faith, jump over fires, traverse various obstacles, collect gems and hearts and earn top score bonuses.
The whole AF team have been taking turns at the games writers' desks to see if they could improve their score on the one level demo we were sent by Virgin.
If you were to take a dispassionate look at the game, you'd be hard pushed to say that it was anything more than standard platform fare. But that doesn't lake into account the beautiful animation and use of key scenes from the film to build a spellbinding atmosphere.
What's more, it knocks the spots off of the console versions for look, feel and playability. So, just like the film, we're predicting that Aladdin will gross big bucks and be among the top 10 best sellers this Christmas.
Second out of the goodie bag is Overlord. A war-strategy flight sim based on Operation Overlord - the allied military campaign which eventually liberated mainland Europe from the Nazis in World War 2.
It's radically different in looks from its PC counterpart, but don't let that put you off. What's important here is the meat in the gameplay. The research that's gone into the motion of the planes and the historically accurate locations of the ground targets is staggering.
All of the airfields are based on wartime reconnaissance photographs obtained from the national archive at Keele University. Historical and geographical accuracy is maintained throughout the game, adding to the atmosphere immensely.
The gameplay consists of various missions assigned to the player. The missions, whether air, land or sea based, also dictate the type of plane you fly - Typhoon, Mustang or Spitfire.
Each of the planes handles differently, so it's a skill in itself to master the requisite manoeuvres required for each of the mission styles. An innovative and helpful view from the cockpit lets you lock on to targets and helps make the game run quicker. The motion of the graphics are similar to that found on old film footage of dogfights. One to look forward to for war fanatics, flight sim fans and interested parties all round.
With a slight time shift and a lot of imagination, you could envisage some sort of link between Overlord and The Lost Eden. Well, both games are being published by Virgin, so that's link enough for this time in the morning.
The Lost Eden will be released for the CD32 (if you want to find out more about the game and see more of the stunning graphics why not get hold of a copy of Amiga CD32). The Lost Eden places you in the far future - or distant past - where talking dinosaurs and talking men live together. Luckily, peace and harmony doesn't exist throughout the land. There are bands of hungry carnivores led by a huge T-Rex who wonts to dominate the landscape, rip and tear man and his puny herbivores to pieces and generally have a good time in the dominatrix stakes.
You play a chap called Adam in search of a solution to the carnivorous dinosaur problem. He con only find this solution by seeking out the hidden knowledge inside some mystical citadels.
Then and only then will he be able to build citadels to defend himself and his charges from the attention of the T-Rex boys.
The Lost Eden is an adventure strategy game by French development team Cryo of KGB fame.
We've only seen some screenshots so far, but what's been viewed is more than impressive.
The dinosaurs and characters who Adam meets, fights and makes friends with are rendered in 3D and they're almost photo-realistic. There’s no firm release date yet, but look for more news nearer December.
This month witnesses the general release of The Lion King. Disney's epic yarn about Simbo, a prematurely orphaned lion cub destined to become king of all that he surveys.
The game follows the plot of the film, featuring Timon The Meerkat and Pumbaa The Warthog.
For this interactive adventure, the Disney engineers drew around 2,000 new frames of animation and adapted the sound track from the film.
The game hinges on the building up of the relationship between Simba, Timon and Pumbaa and for the final showdown with Scar. Disney hope that this relationship will emotionally involve the player. Whether it does or not still remains to be seen. Expect a full review of The Lion King soon.
Last, but by no means least, Cannon Fodder 2 is scheduled for release in November. Stuart Campbell of Amiga Power infamy is the man responsible for the design of many of the levels of THE LION KING: Everyone at Future Publishing got to see the film of The Uon King before It went on general release and we haven't stopped going Aaaah' ever since. Hopefully the game, which Is one of the many Vlrgln Dlsney releases, will be Just as good.
This game. So expect no quarter spared when we finally get the chance to review it.
If you haven't heard of Cannon Fodder, then you're probably dead. But just in case there are any dead people reading this, the player controls up to six little blokes who can be armed with rocket launchers, grenades, guns and various other weapons.
Tactics, strategy and some lateral thinking are all called upon to successfully battle your way through 72 levels of mayhem, carnage and extreme violence. And remember, 'War has never been so much fun'. Cannon Fodder 2 will get a full review next issue. Probably. Cj ALADDIN THE LOST EDEN (CD32) THE LION KING CANNON FODDER 2 FROM: Virgin, 338A Lad broke Grove, London W10 5AH.
TELEPHONE: 081-960 2255 VERSIONS: A500, A600, A1200 RELEASE DATE: Nov Dec DEVELOPERS: Various PRICE: CTBA RDV now TO R UOIJRRE' MfW ORLV TRXBE ORCB R WORTHV y SBSS THE ove you ever heard of the action RPG games Zelda and Secret Of Mona?
Probably not, but anyway, they're Nintendo games which mix the traditions of role-playing with lots of scuttling around, killing baddies and picking things up. In other words, games that even the most fanatical haters of the standard RPG fare can enjoy.
Krisalis have spotted this gap in the Amiga market and are currently working on a game called Legends which liberally combines folklore with zany humour.
Work Qm Legend promises to soften the heart of even the most hardened RPG hater.
Tim James of Krisalis explains: "The game is obviously inspired by Zelda and games of that ilk and as you would expect of a game called Legends, there is a large amount of folklore, albeit light-hearted surrounding the geographical locations depicted within the game. In the Pyramids level you will find a space invaders machine which has been beamed back by troublesome aliens and you can play an Egyptian version of space invaders with scorpions and weird hieroglyphics dancing across the sky."
Other areas to explore include the times of Arthur and the American Indians. At one Bullseye's Jim Bowen turns up suggesting are literally 'super', 'smashing' and Legends is shaping up very nicely and let's hope that the final version reflects the progress made.
¦ Krisalis have released a Manchester United Premier League Champions data disk with all the updated tronsfers and kit details. It's available now and costs £9.99. PINBALL ILLUSIONS MANAGER 3 The people responsible for the successful Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies are 21 st Century, and now there's going to be a third title to turn what was a duo into a trilogy. Pinball Illusions improves on all aspects of the previous two games.
Firstly, it will incorporate multiball. The inclusion of this option is 21 st Century's answer to one of the most requested features, absent from the other two games. The only problem with multiball is that it's incompatible with the two-screen- high table size. Half the time, you wouldn't be able to see where the balls were.
Thankfully, Illusions is AGA only and can be flipped between Hi and Lo-Res. The Hi-Res display lets you see most of the table and thus, all of the balls.
This, we have been assured, makes the multiball feature completely useable. We'll be reviewing the game next ish. Look forward to it.
PINBALL ILLUSIONS FROM: 21st Century, Westbrook Street, Newbury, Oxfordshire 0X11 9QB.
TELEPHONE: 0235 851852 VERSIONS: A1200, CD” RELEASE DATE: October DEVELOPERS: In-house PRICE: £TBA And how long has Premier Manager 2 been in the charts?
About 20 times as long as that Wet Wet Wet song. Gremlin will be hoping that the latest incarnation, Premier Manager 3 performs with similar pomp.
New features include a European transfer market and an icon-based isometric representation of matches so you can see exactly how your team performs on the day.
You're even given an assistant manager to browbeat, sorry, help you out. It should hit the shelves, and the charts, shortly. D PREMIER MANAGER 3 FROM: Gremlin Interactive, Carver House, Carver Street, Sheffield SI 4FS.
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Top 10 CD32
1. Zool 2 (Gremlin Graphics) FG90%
2. Frontier Elit* 2 (Gametek) FG91%
3. Humons 1&2 (Gometek) 78%
4. Simon The Sorcerer (Ad Soft) 67%
5. Nigel Mansell (Gremlin) 73%
6. Banshee (Core Design) FG90%
7. Heimdall 2 (Core Design) 81%
8. Liberation (Mindscape) FG91%
9. Ult Body Blows (Teom 17) FG90%
10. Gunship 2000 (Microprose) FG92% TOP 10 BUDGET GAMES
1. Arcade Pool (Teom 17) FG94%
2. Sim City Classic (Hit Squad) 83%
3. Batman Returns (Gametek) 48%
4. Champ Man: End of Season (Domark) 65%
5. Battle Of Britain (Kixx) Not re-reviewed
6. Populous 2 (Hit Squad) FG90%
7. Faldo's Champ Golf (Grandslam) FG90%
8. Street Fighter II (Kixx) 9 10
9. Body Blows (Team 17) 87%
10. Monkey Island (Kixx) 9 10 Top 10 A1200
1. On The Ball: WCE (Ascon) 80%
2. Banshee (Core Design) FG90%
3. Jurassic Park (Ocean) 70%
4. Civilization (Kompart) FG95%
5. Kick Off 3 (Anco) 79%
6. Alien Breed 2 (Teom 1 7) 80%
7. Brutal Football (Millenium) 79%
8. Heimdall 2 (Core Design) 81%
9. Detroit (Impressions) 69%
10. Ryder Cup Golf (Ocean) FG91% BATMAN RETURNS: Gotham City’s
finest makes the Budget Chart top three.
SIM CITY: Build the city of your dreams.
ARCADE POOL: Top of the budget chart for months, this one’s on a roll.
The top five games of the month: On The Ball: World Cup Edition. Tactical Manager, Frontier: Elite 2. Sensible Soccer International and Lemmings 2 (not necessarily In that order). Football seems to be the most popular genre of game at the moment. But then again, when Isn’t It?
THIS MONTH S TOP 30 A500 A600 NOVEMBER IN THE MAKING.. Alien Breed 2: Tower Assault (Team 17) Baldy (Mindscape) Battle Isle 2 AGA (Kompart Blue Byte) Cannon Fodder 2 (Virgin) Football Glory (Black Legend) King-Pin (Team 17) Kingdoms Of Germany (Krisalis) KTM Motocross (Renegode) Jungle Strike CD32 (Ocean) NHL Hockey (Ocean) Pinball Illusions (21st Century) Rise Of The Robots (Miroge) Sensible Golf (Virgin) Sensible World Of Soccer (Renegade) Super Loopz (Audiogenic) DECEMBER Cyberwar CD32 (SCI) Death Masque (Apache) Lemmings 3 (Psygnosis) Mega Race CD32 (Mindscape) Mr Blobby (Millenium)
Spherical Worlds (Block Legend) Skeleton Krew (Core Design) The Big End (The Hidden) Voyoges Of Discovery (Black Legend) JANUARY Aladdin AGA (Virgin) Overlord (Virgin) Powerdrive (US Gold) Shaq Fu (Ocean) Skitchin (Ocean) World Cup Golf (US Gold) Completely revamped Alien Breed God game involving folk bereft of hair Get tanked up again More mouse-controlled mayhem 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 Fontasies follow-up
with multiball Surely not due for release yet?
Top-down, check-trousered extravoganxa The be all and end all?
Pipemanio-esque puzzledom Virtually virtual reality. 3D shoot-em-up I 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 view shoot-em-up 3D isometric-perspective odventure Another isometric-viewed racing game Historical trade sim and strategy Adventures on carpets Fly the skies in World War 2 Isometric rally racing sim Basketballer beat-em-up Rood Rash on rollerskates Multi-format walk in the country
1. (-) New On The Ball: World Cup Edition (Ascon UK) 80%
2. (3) Up Tactical Manager (Black Legend)
3. (10) Up Frontier Elite 2 (Gametek) FG90%
4. (1) Down Sensible Soccer International (Renegade) FG93%
5. (¦) Re Lemmings 2 (Psygnosis) FG94%
6. (2) Down Kick Off 3 (Anco) 79%
7. (4) Down Premier Manager 2 (Gremlin Graphics) 80%
8. (8) Same Cannon Fodder (Virgin) FG95%
9. (6) Down World Cup Year '94 (Empire) FG94%
10. (-) Re Brutal Football (Millenium) 78%
11. (11) Same The Settlers (Blue Byte) FG94%
12. (9) Down K240 (Gremlin Graphics) 84%
13. (24) Up Jurassic Park (Ocean) 70%
14. (18) Up Graham Gooch Cricket (Audiogenic) 78%
15. (19) Up Beneath A Steel Sky (Virgin) FG94%
16. (•) Re European Champions (Ocean) 69%
17. (6) Down World Cup USA '94 (US Gold) 48%
18. (23) Up Skidmarks (Acid Software) FG90%
19. (13) Down A-Train (Hit Squad) 84%
20. (20) Same Zool 2 (Gremlin) FG93%
21. (15) Down Starlord (Microprose) Not reviewed
22. (16) Down Empire Soccer (Empire) 88%
23. (17) Down Wild Cup Soccer (Millenium) Not reviewed
24. (12) Down Valhalla (Vulcan Software) 23%
25. (22) Down The Lotus Trilogy (Gremlin Graphics) FG90%
26. (5) Down Sensible Soccer 92 93 (Renegade) 80%
27. (14) Down MUPLC (Krisalis) 81%
28. (-) New Detroit (Impressions) 69%
29. (¦) Re Graham Gooch's Second Innings (Audiogenic) 80%
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FIFA INTERNATIO So here it is then. The football gome that many say is superior to Sensible Soccer, the game that sold truckloads on the SNES and Mega Drive, the game with the 'unique' isometric, looks-o-bit-like-it's-on-telly view. And boy have we been looking forward to seeing it.
EA’s massive-selling footie sim is here.
But is it in the same league as Sens ?
So we load up the three disks - it takes an age - then after all the messing about, we instead install it on to the hard drive. That's better, not much waiting around now. A quick blast through the manual just to check out a few details and we're off. England verses Wales, Bugs clutched in perspiring palms, tension almost unbearable.
Just a minute, what the bloody hell is going on. "I don't know what I'm doing," cries the Tall Scotsman McGill.
"Neither do I," retorts your correspondent, with some anguish.
And then: "Brilliant goal Steve," exclaims the Scot, "the way you produced that back flick, overhead kick and 40 yard volley into the back of the net was outstanding," "Ahem, er, yes, it was pretty clever wasn't it," I return, with a distinct lack of conviction. Yes, my first impression of FIFA Internolionol Soccer is that it's a mite confusing.
At the end of the day But feast your eyes on those big sprites. And those hoardings give a real feel for the game. Hey, and if you choose all-out attack, you find to your delight that you are sponsored by Adidas Predator football boots.
This game is BIG business.
As a console game FIFA is excellent. The sprites are huge and superbly animated and because you hove a multi-button joypad you con utilise all manner of tactics to pass the ball, hoof it down the pitch and shoot. Although the graphics aren't as good as the other versions, the Amiga FIFA is still most personable.
No, the problems arise when you actually get down and play the game with your one-button joystick, which, of course, the majority of Amiga games players have. Keeping possession of the ball isn't easy for a start - it's reminiscent of playground football with crowds of players chasing after the boll.
Accurate passing is also tough - you can't knock the ball straight to a teammate’s feet using a particular joystick manoeuvre; and because you have to hold the fire button and then release, judging the pace of the pass takes plenty of practice. Which brings me nicely to shooting.
Running towards the goal, your finger firmly pressed on the fire Goals go In and verily, tfie scoreboard doth light up In a startling _, cpOV-' variety ot colours. . GAME REVIEW NOVEMBER 1 994 The finest-looking formation has to be the long ball - three huge arrows denote this tactic. The more subtle among us choose the Christmas Tree formation. But not here.
All the teams have differing abilities and Tom Stone kindly explains the merits of the participating squads. If you want real strength, plump for the Germans.
Gameplay is a struggle to come to terms with. Despite this misgiving, it can be a thrilling ride, particularly when you manage an outrageous goal and glance smugly toward your aghast opponent.
FIFA makes the top 10 Amiga football games. It won't be everyone's cup of Bovril and fans of Sensible Soccer may sneer at it's rather clumsy approach but if you like your footie games, it's certainly worth a view.
Steve Bradley and that horrible Italian opera tune that they hum. Ho hum.
You can't play a quick passing game like in, say, Sensi, nor does it have the speed and quirkiness of Empire Soccer. No FIFA is a game that has to be learned, a game that you must persevere with to get the best out of because, for all its undeniable visual charm, the
• * Even experienced Amiga football fans will take time to pick
up FIFA, but it should be worth it.
It's big, it's hard and it's clever. 99 button, you're ready to unleash a howitzer. Occasionally the ball flies into the onion bag; other times it seems you are just passing the ball to the keeper. It takes practice.
Yet FIFA can be spectacular and you can perform the most dazzling moves of any Amiga football game.
Backheels are a delight, diving headers splendid and overhead kicks simply glowing, but perfecting them is a mountainous challenge.
The game is best played with a joypad or two-button joystick where you can use one button to slog the ball upfield, not an option with only one button to play with.
It’s only a game Options? This game is blessed with them ranging from different competitions to varying formations and strategies. Not wanting to bore with explicit detail, it's suffice to say that the most interesting are the game types where you can play Action or Simulation. In Simulation, your players tire during the game affecting their passing and shooting ability. Also noteworthy is the option for the goalkeepers to be manually or computer controlled.
So what can FIFA offer to the Amiga footie game fan; the one who already has Sensible Soccer, MUPLC, Empire Soccer and the rest?
Well, it looks superb, although the scrolling isn't quite silky smooth, ond the ball tends to drift off screen at times. The sound is tinny - the chants are nicked from Sheffield Wednesday and the ground reverberates to the speeded-up sound of: 'We love you Wednesday, we do,' ‘Tricky Trev's barmy army' Nj&L soccer Earls Court 2 26th-30th October IV CD-Rom o Amiga o PC o CD-i o Consoles the future!
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Off to the next stage. Obviously things become increasingly hairy as you progress through the game: new, more aggressive enemies are introduced and you're occasionally tasked with entering the alien mothership for a little target practice.
Once you get to grips with the controls (you have to manipulate the joypad and all six buttons simultaneously) Guardian opens up and turns into quite a pleasing little shoot-em-up. The action is unrelenting and since the confusing 3D gameworld, merciless enemies and cumbersome controls conspire to make Guardian quite tough, clearing a level of baddies is all the more satisfying.
Blinking 3D But there are quite a few things that I remain unimpressed with. For a 32- bit machine, the 3D isn't really that impressive: objects blink in and out of existence rather than gradually increasing in size as they approach.
And it's not as if STUNNING GRAPHICS It seems a little ironic that a game with such glorious visuals as Guardian should boast, quite possibly, the worst ever pockaging in the Universe (that's the offending article on the right). The A1200 version - which is due out in December - will hopefully be snuggling in a big box bearing an image not created by Washoe the Chimpanzee.
There's something of a retro movement on at the moment in the games arena. Old classics are being exhumed, dusted off and flogged to a new generation of games players, unfamiliar with their ancient appeal.
The likes of Space Invaders, Pac- Man, Pitfall, Galaxions, Tempest and Asteroids have all been tarted up, renamed and repackaged for the 90s. The linking theme in all these games is their simplistic playability - there are no extensive menus to negotiate, no complex missions to complete, no overblown FMV sequences to endure - just pure, balls-out playable action.
And this is where Guardian scores highly. Ignoring any plot pretensions, all you have to do is shoot things. OK, there are certain things which you must shoot, some things you shouldn't shoot, and other things that you can shoot if you want to. But, basically, there are things, and you shoot them.
Although immediately reminiscent of Starwing on the Super Nintendo, the gameplay is actually closer to a 3D Defender, in that you simply have to destroy all the enemy bombers to complete each stage.
Your ship also flips direction (a bit over-dramatically it has to be said) in true Defender style.
And that's about all there is to it.
Clear all the bombers, pick off the remaining stragglers and then zoom Get to grips with Acid Software’s new 3D shoot-em- up. But is it the saviour of the CD32 or just another vector graphic blaster with knobs on?
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Acid Software 01302 890000 ompatibl iM drive CD-ROM Surprisingly basic 30 - although the colours are gorgeous, and later levels do get very busyl any of the craft and buildings are that complex - there isn't even any texture mapping going on.
When things get busy (which is pretty often) the slow-down is surprisingly bad, and as the frame rate drops so too does the craft's controllability (you're constantly under or over-steering), and your ship wasn't exactly well-behaved to begin with
- And as Ihe frame rate drops so too does the craft's contra ii
ami if y There are also a few flaws in the game structure, such
as the lack of passcodes (you'll get bored of blasting your way
through the early sections to get to the more exciting later
ones), and picking up those vital power-ups could be easier:
Every now and then, recently demised bombers leave behind a
coloured star representing a homing missile, shield refuel or
laser upgrade. But steering into them in the heat of battle is
a tad tricky and the little blighters conk out after a few
seconds. The number of times I homed in on a stor just as it
disintegrated... like getting to the phone as it stops ringing.
Very annoying.
Having said that, Guardian still has plenty to recommend it. For starters it's one of the few CD32 dedicated games in existence, and will find favour with gamers wanting more than a straight Amiga port. The graphics are very colourful, and the CD soundtrack is good V heavy.
Guardian's not going to set the gaming world alight, but it'll no doubt warm your CD32 up a bit.
The shiny silver platter is responsible for some very tasty soundtracks; the effects are fine.
Tough to control, hard to master but all the more addictive.
Passcodes would have helped.
PLAYABILITY Dogfighting alien saucers while hurtling around buildings can be a real adrenaline surgel
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Detected and shot down, the wreckage is more likely to be recovered by your clean up crews of shock troops.
This is where the game's Loser Squad element comes in.
But rather than use the old top- down style of the original Laser Squad, the Gollops have opted for a more satisfyingly solid 3D isometric view. And very effective it is too. The graphics are lush, aesthetically pleasing, beautiful and, er, they look good as well.
Sabre Team players will recognise the tactics and strategies needed to neutralise the alien invaders. Line of sight, limited movement, return fire, use of cover, minimisation of risk, effective use of weapons, personal armour - they are all there to be exploited, refined and perfected. The task of defending the Earth isn't an easy one.
Fatal progression Moreover, your soldiers improve with every successful mission they take part in. You start off with some rookies. Each one with his own name. As they improve, they become more resilient and more accurate with their weapons. And they progress through the ranks with each successful mission. You can't help but become attached In ardor to make sure that you can view buildings, craft, aliens and the like from different heights, UFO lets you view from various levels above the ground. Here we see a ground, first and second floor view of a Skyranger that has flown to an alien crash
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NOVEMBER 1994 1 1 '.'T: [¦'t I»‘t be t-al -j' h'»t I'-? 1’-- 1 1: Whether you're a keen UFO watcher or a Nick Veitch sceptic who thinks that all extra terrestrials are really weather balloons used by the FBI to spy on hapless nations, one thing's for sure - UFOs always capture the general public's imagination.
UFO: Enemy Unknown from Microprose is a game guaranteed to set your phasers to stun no matter what side of the aliens from outer space theory you believe in.
Mix and match UFO manages to combine, shape and meld several game genres to produce a thoroughly entertaining, thought-provoking, reactive, pro-active and strategic gaming experience.
Programmed by Nick and Julian Gollop of 8-bit Chaos and Laser Squad fame, UFO: Enemy Unknown embraces elements of the latter. That is, the main action is turn-based - you move first, followed by the alien.
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It's some three-and-a-half years since European Tour's original incarnation, PGA Tour Golf first appeared and despite its years, it's still the finest golf game on the Amiga. Sure, many have improved on the somewhat sparse graphics; many offer more options and courses, but in terms of gameplay, PGA Tour is top of the leaderboard.
And so to its successor. Again, four courses, only this time spread between the fairways of England, France and Switzerland. The first thing you notice is the startling similarity between the two games.
Sure, the graphics have been tarted up (even the weather changes), but the gameplay remains faithful to the original. Yet, if we are to be scrupulously fair (we always are, of course) then the saying, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it', applies here. The only extras are the draw and fade options which enable you to swing the ball around and a pointer system on the overall view of the hole which allows you to pinpoint the yardage anywhere on the fairway.
Par for the course In visual terms (and this is the A1200 version), the golfer sprite is better animated and the courses in general, are much prettier but the sound is just a thwack, the odd bird tweet and an occasional 'ooh', from the gallery.
Some odd things abound, though. I'm on the edge of the 1 1th green, see, and I’m 17 yards from the hole, so why does the computer offer me the five iron which, in this case, can knock it a maximum of 1 8 yards. I'm only 1 7 yards away, a The gallery fills around the 18th hole as you look forward to lifting a trophy and having a game of snooker In the pavilion.
Pitching wedge will do just fine thanks! But selecting the pitching wedge only enables you to hit it 12 yards. I've never seen Seve with a five iron on the edge of the green so why do I have to use one?
Gripes aside, PGA European Tour improves on the original - this is basically a port from the Meg a Drive - and it's a heck of a game.
But if you have the original, the extra courses disk may be a better buy.
Steve Bradley The contours on the green enable you to study the slope. This green here runs from left to right.
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It all makes logical sense and soon becomes intuitive to use.
Several other features such as animated training regimes, holding of press conferences, real-time adjustment of team tactics, cinematic representation of the footballing highlights, and player psychology helped OTB: World Cup Edition stand head and shoulders above the general management competition. It was a joy to play and ranks as one ON LEAGUE scon released On The Ball: World Cup Edition on the Amiga to coincide with the tournament based in the real world.
AMIGA Format reviewed it in issue 63, where it earned itself a more than respectable 80 per cent.
"Beneath A Steel Sky for football fans," we reckoned.
One of its main charms was the aesthetically-pleasing front end.
Rather than use boring function boxes to issue commands, OTB employed adventure-style hot spots.
For example, a scanned water-colour painting of the manager's office constituted the main control interface. When you wanted to leave the office, you just had to click on the jacket hanging on the coat rack.
Financial control OTB: League Edition, has a similar front end. If you want to find out about the club finances, click on the safe in the office. Or, conversely, if you need to upgrade your ground, or re-turf the pitch, click on the pitch of the best football management games currently on the market.
So, why can’t the same thing be said about OTB: League Edition? It's got the same style of presentation. In fact, some of the screens are almost identical to the original. You could be forgiven for thinking that you were playing the same game.
Yet, the feel and approach is completely different. Not in a good way though. You can't help but form the impression that this game is a The cinematic narrative of highlights adds atmosphere to the games. Long shots such as this one complement close ups and add significantly to the atmosphere.
CLUB SOCCER * a HI a 2 HI 0 z customisation options like this throughout the game.
The manager can choose any team from the league. Each team offers a specific purpose for the manager to aim for, so when I first played as the manager of Doncaster Rovers, the aim of the team was to finish in fifth position at least.
Having a plan keeps things in perspective and modifies your management behaviour accordingly.
Say, for example, that the team had quite a few games left to play Team selection, changing positions Chop and change your team tactics, and viewing the opposition take place formations and Individual player from here. Territories from this screen.
Even if you have never played Little self-explanatory kons a football management game illustrate the main menu. It's obvious in your life, Club Soccer can what they do, but as you place the The animated highlights appear when the likelihood of a goal Is high. The be loaded up and thoroughly mouse pointer on each kon its perspective Is a bit disconcerting at first, but you soon get used to It.
Understood within only half an hour function is highlighted at the bottom of play. Of the screen.
The game offers several very So much for front ends then. The worthwhile features although most, actual mechanks of the game are if not all of them have been very sound. You can either edit a implemented elsewhere. But the league division of your own making beauty of Club Soccer is the ease of or play in the pre-saved Third access to each feature. Division. There are loads of Corner for Ever iu'i the b?JI is crossed high in frcn: of the goal... Schnrechel comes out... and tries to catch
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Beginning, you have to make a forecast on your expected financial turnover, based on gate receipts, sales and transfers, shops, and youth schemes. Until you become accustomed to the game, you'll get this bit wrong Peer pressure Performance on ihe field directly affects financial performance and turnover from the terraces. This also directly affects your performance in the face of your peers, the fans, the public and, more importantly, the board.
But, aside from all of these financial shenanigans, the game simply boils down to a weekly team selection based on who can offer most to the team. The rest of the game doesn't offer as much fun os the World Cup Edition. There's no half-time team talk, no multiple choice press conferences, no physiotherapists to be consulted, no animated training sequences and no real urge to remain playing.
On The Ball: League Edition is not all bad. As footie management games go, it’s pretty good. But ultimately is only a pale shadow in the radiance of its World Cup brother. If you've got the World Cup Edition, don't even give the League version a look-in.
Steve McGill £ stripped down, not as much fun, version of the original. A lot of the atmosphere seems to have disappeared into a vacuum of mouse clicks and figure calculation.
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Soccer, that to list them all would sound like the blurb on the back of Ihe box.
Notable exceptions are the option to select the territories that individual players cover on the field of play, the ability to hire and fire staff such as the talent scout and the physiotherapist, and options fo raise the gate price.
Suffice to say. Club Football is a tidy little package, full of details in a front end that saves you from information overload.
Overall, it's not a first-rate football management game, but it's up there with the best of the second- rate ones.
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Finance Is essential to the smooth running of the club. Prices can be raised and lowered to help fund transfers, buy better staff and Improve the ground's capacity.
Ond you knew that the worst position they were going to finish in was eighth. If Ihe aim of the team at the beginning was to finish ninth or better, you could then embark on a luxury policy of channelling money into the youth squod in the expectation that there would be more of a chance of someone talented becoming available for the next season's ploy. It's a nice touch. And there are plenty more in the game.
The search routine for seeking out a specific type of player for a specific price is a real boon. It saves loads of lime messing about and it lets the player get on with what counts - the game.
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PROFESSIONAL §5 The Most Innovative Football Management Game Ever.
On the hardest level this very realistic simulation wi test you to the limit. See if you've got what it takes to master the professional footbal league managers jab using the most refined game available today.
In 1989 E.S.P. were the first company to create a commercial football management game solely dedicated to the 16 bit computers. Since then, we've been continuously devising new features with the direct consultation of hundreds of management game fans* This winning combination has created the most accurate representation of what football management is al about. Once you try it, you'I realise that the rest have merely been following our numerous leads in this field.
It's impossible to do justice to the hundreds of meticulous refinements included in this game but you will find a large proportion of the most significant below:- Manojeri: I lo 4 Him players Mgmonce Wmta, Manage, of Ere marir nmon. Incl any *aet n any dwan B Ban »* Arxxnoled -errirrts lo make tie gaeie as easy cr nara as yar Ike League A Cup: Pieane, 22 learns. Division 1.2 A 3 hove 24 team, W* ( PtoyalH, Toilei 7 Cos companions w* piecue rule112 legi «lra '*¦ lime, away goal rule, weded draws tmooean Cup ables, 5 mbs, non to gM donwlic ploye,rMrrdunieK | nu* Games: Yearly brim previous
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A fantastic graphical and oc tactical representation of Cricket
that has been completely written by a traditional fan. You can
physKotly participate with batting and or bawling or leave it
to the computer to automaticoly handle. See hi feature 1st
below - PLAYER VAMETY II8 atari* facias.
• left and nghthandeci (riayws
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• kweris, dropped cnlcti. Nn ouls
• Bouncers, vrriesotrd no bolls BOXING MASTERS A fabulous game
which concentrates on the management of up to 3 Heovyweeght
boxers. It's quite different to most other management style
games since it has o hi proportion of interaction with
computer controlled human personal** I with other manogers.
Boxer controcts, staff recrurtment and publicity events. There
ore mony other conventional tasks for the monoger like scouting
for new boxers, finance, troming ond even fight toctics are
part of your responsibility: using ful orcode oction you can
partKipote in your boxers' performance inside the ring itself
or, if you prefer, direct them from the ringside. Two player
mode avoiloWe, Sporkling grophks ore used throughout the gome
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TELEPHONE lADDRESS POSTCODE This motor racing simulotion is an
incredibly addictive gome for 1 to 4 players that has been
developed over a period of yeors by true fans of the sport. You
start the game with just one car & driver with the aim of
building your team to win the drivers and constructors |
championship. All circuits, drivers, teams, car graphics,
rules, engines etc., are accurate for the 1994 season and can
be updated. Excellent presentation with full sounds effects.
The sensationol world of Formula One awoits.
• Wotch races m they unfold, three levels of highlights.
• Crashes, spins, pile ups. Cor failures, slop go penalties.
• Weather chonges, fastest & record lops, moke pit-stops.
• Four independent levels of difficulty.
• Accurate ond detailed graphics of the teoms, circuits etc.
• 15 teoms, 2 cois per leom, 50 drivers with varying skills
• Complete engine ond tyre contracts, sponsors.
• Choose tyte compounds, train your pit (tew
• Tune yout engines, chonge wing settings
• Qualifying, 16 accurate championship eweurts
• News section, realistic sound FX, weothei forecasts.
• Load save gomes, statistics soved, latest FISA rales.
• Full drivers ond constructors championships.
• Fully descriptive instruction book SPORTS RELATED PROGRAMS AND
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081-680 7044 AGA machine Hard disk installable to be developed
to deal with these various eventualities.
You have to make sure that your developer has the expertise to build the new machines, and that you have the fleets to fly them about the system and the funds to pay the bills.
Quite a juggling act.
Give us a clue Unfortunately, the invention of new machinery is taken out of your hands. In Deuteros your scientists could replicate technology and came up with ideas to overcome problems, but Reunion pops up with 'By the way, we've just invented so-and-so' messages. This means that you don't know exactly what's happening and clues for what should be built where are negligible.
Dealing with aliens seems a bit odd too. You are given messages that say an alien lifeform has been contacted, but you don't get to talk to them until the game decides it's time. This should be one of the most exciting and interesting parts of the action, so get on with it!
Sim City and Deuteros have a sense of purpose, with specific problems to overcome and the impression that you're gradually getting somewhere. Reunion lacks that feeling. It's put together nicely, with complex screens for R&D, trading, mining, and combat, but where it works technically il fails emotionally. There's no real feeling.
Real techie-heads will be able to fathom out a lot of the stuff, but you get to the point where you don't really care about what's happening.
Not a lot that you do seems to have a direct bearing on the results. The best bet would be to try and dig out versions of Sim City and Deuteros They may be old, but they're still the best games of this type around.
Maff Evans Cj The occasionally good graphic effects are let down by an overall weak style.
Not much in the way of atmospheric effects. The music gets annoying after a while.
IflMMIII There needs to be more of a feeling of accomplishment to keep you involved.
¦nHBBflUi Confusing controls and poorly explained objectives make this a gruelling game to learn.
* * Reunion is a strange combination of Sim City and Deuteros,
but unfortunately it's not nearly as good as either of those
classic games. ** 68*% REUNION Global pollution and the
breakdown of Earth's ecology is a theme which runs through many
sel-in-the-future games and Reunion is the latest in this
tradition.
Mining, industry and science hove completely messed up the planet, so colonies have had to be developed on new worlds to allow the human race to survive. The first of these is the New Earth colony, where you start the game.
The aim is to build fleets of research and transport ships to travel the solar system setting up new colonies and contacting alien races.
This is carried out in a system which combines elements of the classic Sim City and Deuteros. You have to keep the New Earth system running properly (building and maintaining complexes to keep the inhabitants happy) and develop ships and technology to enable you to seek out new worlds fit for colonisation.
From time to time you encounter alien races who don’t appreciate their systems being invaded by your humans. Some of them are willing to trade, but others are hostile and must be battled with (this 6 all getting a bit too xenophobic for me). This pushes your research in different directions, since new technology has This game is not a matter of life & death... t’s much more important than that... Premier Manager 3 is the definitive football management game, and the climax to the most successful management simulation series in football history.
A whole range of exciting new features have been added to the immensely popular Premier Manager interface, which now includes:
• The European transfer market. • New match display feature and
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• All the latest up-to-date squad listings. • All the key
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• Three modes of in-match animation to help in game decision
making. • New 'Player Loan’ facility. • Assistant manager
appointment. • Direct instructions to squad members.
• Up to four independent scouts. • Squad strengthening loans. •
Full graphic ground improvements. • Comprehensive match
reports. • Detailed results and player manager information
service. • Manager of the month award. • Mid-season dismissal.
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5 1 HI HI 2 0 eserl Island Discs in space, I thought, reading the blurb on this survival simulation. There you are, government agent Robinson ot the Alien World Exploration Dept, on a reconnaissance mission to an unknown planet, when magnetic shields cause you to lose control of your ship and you have to bail out.
Sadly, your new home is not the idyllic, sun-drenched tropical paradise with the disc-spinning Sue Lawley as your host. No, the entire planet is a prison, populated by hybrid dinosaurs, savage convicts, tribes of extra-terrestrials and the sinister Cyborgs, who protect and maintain the giant jail.
Daze 071-372 7435 ROBINSON'S REQUIEM £34.99 (A1200) £32.99 (A500 600) RELEASED October 1 8 REQUIREMENTS 2Mb RAM (1200) 1Mb RAM (A500 600) Hard disk installable Not only that, you've been set up Your own government have decided you know too much and they'd rather you spend the rest of your days there. Gulpl Naturally, your task is to escape, but first there is the small matter of staying alive. The French authors of this adventure appear to be firm devotees of SAS Survival Monthly because there is much emphasis on not only fighting, but also basic survival techniques such as finding water,
converting animals into food and clothing, constructing your own » a HI a 2 HI 0 2 weapons from whatever is at your disposal and, er, performing surgery on yourself, if required.
Your view of the world is 3D first-person perspective, where you see through your character's eyes, and your movement smoothly scrolls the surrounding terrain, which I much prefer to hideous flick-screen adventures. All actions are mouse controlled through easily understandable icons, while suitably atmospheric sound effects alert you to the danger that is all around.
The first person I met explained that it's 'every man for himself', so I killed him and stole his belongings.
He was right.
The official AWE survival handbook is provided with the game and it provides invaluable information on staying alive; from how to amputate your own gangrenous limbs to the secret of enjoying alcohol. The manual also shows you how to interpret Sesame, your personal computer which monitors your health.
In best adventure tradition, combining seemingly useless objects produces useful tools: moke a bow by using a branch and creeper; arrows ore mode with branches and feathers and so on.
Eating, like sleeping and drinking, is something you'll be doing a lot of in this game, because as many bodily functions os decency permits have been reproduced and must be allowed for. Woe betide the reckless who drink water without disinfecting it first, and an innocent pear may not be as nice as it seems.
Despite coming on seven disks, disk-swapping is kept to a minimum, though hard drive owners will be pleased to hear it is installable. That figure seven also indicates the size of the game - for 35 notes you get a whole world to explore.
Attention to detail There ore enough adventure elements to test even the most lateral thinkers, but just wandering around, exploring and discovering how long you can stay alive is enjoyable, thanks to the non-linear gameplay and the care and thought that has gone into the construction of Robinson's Requiem Dale Bradford 1?
I; ; lb 4 Ijj t i Realistic terrain moves convincingly, though a bit more detail would have been nice.
* * Robinson's Requiem is the sort off epic quest usually
associated with PC compatibles, but which thankfully avoids all
the Middle Earth AD&D cliches.- ENEMY UNKNOWN COMMAND EARTH’S
FORCES AGAINST THE ALIEN TERROR ‘This is the best game I’ve
ever seen” 97% COMPUTER GAME REVIEW
1999. You are in control of Xcom; charged by the world’s leaders
to strike at the alien menace that’s terrorising the Earth.
At first, you’ll scan, track and shoot down the slower UFOs, but that will just be the beginning. Whenever a UFO crashes, or lands, you must be there; leading a squad of armed soldiers from building to building, from street to street, using all your tactical skills to V capture or destroy the aliens.
If you succeed in your first missions, your scientists and engineers will copy the alien technology to create more powerful weapons and craft for your forces to use. Gradually, you’ll build up a H terrifying picture of this Unknown Enemy, and their real aims and desires, then you’ll have to work out a strategy to stop them.
One thing is certain - it won’t be easy!
GAME REVIEW CRYSTAL DRAGON PROGRAMMER Magnetic Fields PUBLISHER Black Legend Kompart 0438 840004 PRICE £29.99 (TBC) RELEASED End November REQUIREMENTS 1Mb RAM The programmers of Crystal Dragon, Magnetic Fields, are industry veterans, previously responsible for such gems as Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Supercars and Kid Chaos This, to my knowledge, is their first RPG and it owes much to the original Dungeon Master game, in style at least.
After the lovely introduction, the player selects a party of two to go off and defeat the evil Ariath, who's built a fortress around a magical crystal. Your two characters may come from any of the warrior, paladin, thief, assassin, cleric or magician classes, but a 'brains and brown' approach is probably best.
GRAPHICS ¦BEnillMHfllfl Magnetic Fields7 trademark cutesy graphics seem a little out of ploce in a brooding RPG.
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- just what you'd expect in a dungeon game.
Once the player has added his extra ration of points to the parly's attributes, he begins his epic quest.
And is immediately confronted with a blocked stone door surrounded by stone buttons which go in and out, some obscure scrawls on the wall, a scroll which sardonically slates 'only the wise may enter', and no idea how to go any further. A little trial and error (all right, a lot), and the door eventually rumbled open.
I hear you knocking The next problem is immediately apparent - it's all gone dark. Once you have found the lights, your party can begin exploring the surroundings. The first real disappointment of the game was the way the view scrolled - back to the bad old Rick-screen days of Dungeon Master. A minor gripe, perhaps, but Rick-screen scrolling can be very confusing and - for me, at least - kills any sense of atmosphere.
The knights who go NT A dripping tap led me to a small fountain just around the corner, which my thirsty characters were extremely pleased to see Further exploring led us to the guardhouse, where the 'we-kick-butt' inhabitants swiftly killed my brave warrior. As his possessions dropped to the floor, my wizened old magician tried to grab the sword and continue the fight but he loo, alas, was rapidly disposed of.
Combat in Crystal Dragon, in keeping perhaps with Magnetic Ooo look, a not-very-well-hldden secret scroll. I wonder what It says?
Fields' orcode-oction past, is rapid and deadly for the inexperienced player. II is therefore worth creating a save game disk before you start, because this speeds up the process of getting back into the game after your characters have been wiped out; which they will be - very quickly
- in your first few games.
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A locked door, some curious scrawls on the wall and six buttons which move In and out when pressed. What do you make of It. Watson?
A couple of little niggles now.
Plenty of disk-swopping is required between games, the save option is hardly obvious when you need it most, but there are plenty of good points loo - a self-mapping feature, three difficulty levels and lots of hints are scattered around.
The more I played Crystal Dragon, the more I enjoyed it, until I was simply breezing through the gome, each attempt taking me further than the last. All manner of useful items are dotted around to help, and the game has a fair amount of depth, with plenty of stats to keep an eye on, if you want to gel that involved. Overall, Crystal Dragon is very commendable.
Dal* Bradford O Don't expect a PC-style state-of- the-art RPG, such as Arena, and you won't be disappointed.
PLAYABILITY Crystal Dragon could appeal to those who have never fancied an epic po-faced quest before.
• * I would have gladly sacrificed th detail the flick- screen
technique affords for 3D first- person scrolling.
That aside. Crystal Dragon is enjoyablt and accessible. 99 AVAILABLE ON ALL AMIGA FORMATS* ' Camel. SPAD 7. And the Red Baron's Fokker Triplane.
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Dawn Patrol is a true flight simulation with the emphasis firmly on pilot control and 'seat of the pants' skill. Climb into the cockpit and prepare for the aeronautical experience of a lifetime.
Take the controls of one of 15 period aircraft including the Sopwith Forget all other flight sims, Dawn Fatrol tests your flying skills to the full against the real pioneer Aces of air combat.
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From the people who bring you Soccer Kid. Arcade Pool. Sensible Soccer International. CD32 owners have never had it so good! Steve Bradley brings you the latest releases on a silver platter.
He's small, he's cool, he never goes to school. I'm talking about Soccer Kid (Krisalis, 0709 372290 £29 99). At least he never seems to, for he's too busy travelling the world with a ball attached to his foot, attempting to rescue the scattered pieces of the World Cup which has been nicked by trophy- hoarding aliens.
Soccer Kid's journey takes him from England to Italy, Russia to Japon and on to America. It's splendid platform fare - the parallax scrolling is velvety smooth, the sprite moves fluidly and the levels are gracefully drawn.
The Kid is blessed with some engaging football skills: backheels, overhead kicks, headers and sliding tackles included. It's unusual for such a pretty platform game to play with equal aplomb but Soccer Kid is as playable an example of the genre as you will find. Included in this version are an array of cartoon scenes dropped in for good measure but the game stands capably on its own.
Arcade Pool (Team 17, 0924 201846, £14 99) has been Number One in the budget floppy charts longer than Wet Wet Wet's recent success. Low of price and high in playability, we spent many an hour clacking the balls pocketward. Some people lamented its lack of realism; but it’s an arcade game, we countered, it isn't meant to be Archer Maclean s Pool Mark 2.
Arcade Pooh top-down view and easy-to-pick-up control method make it a game that you can learn in minutes - but real proficiency takes much longer. The CD32 version has all the options of the original - there are many diverse versions of the game, Speed Pool and Killer are particular favourites of mine. And it's the only pool or snooker game available for the CD32.
My, what a trio. Next up is Sensible Soccer International Edition (Renegade, 071-481 9214, £19.99), a game which needs little introduction. In gameplay terms, it's the same as the last version but all the World Cup teams are now included and a referee appears, liberally brandishing red and yellow cards. Oh, and all the club teams have been updated too. But there's no Leeds United this time - you fools, take off 47%, and be grateful it wasn't more Seriously, this is as playable a computer game as there has ever been and at £19.99, it's a bargain.
If you have the original and wish to update to this version, you can do so for only eight nicker.
Take a small man who, undeniably, resembles a certain Charles Brown Esq and give him a cuddly, dumb, caped sidekick. Call them Bubble And Squeak (Audiogenic, 081-424 2244, £29.99) and ask them to rid the planet of a heinous bunch of villains.
Five worlds and 30 levels of platform action (including bonus shoot-em-up sections) lie in their path before parity can be restored, and these can be tackled in one of two ways. Either you (that's Bubble) can head off and clear the level of baddies before returning to collect Squeak and escorting him to the exit, or you can drag him along for the ride. Unfortunately, the colourful and varied levels fill with water, so you can't leave him for too long.
Anyway, as you can imagine, all kinds of comic shenanigans occur along the way. Squeak is quite useful at times - he can chuck you in the air and if you collect gumboils, you can give your pal superpowers Bubble And Squeak is a better- than-average plotformer although your masked chum occasionally drives you to distraction, particularly if you've made it to the top of the level, the exit beckoning and you successfully make that final ledge - then Squeak follows your moves to a tee, yet he just misses that final platform and falls to the bottom of the level. Doh!
Myth (System 3, 081-864 8212, £14.99) is o game where a Wolf (of Gladiators fame) look-a-like battles a variety of characters who CD32 GAMES NOVEMBER 1 994 SENSIBLE SOCCER INTERNATIONAL EDITION: At £19.99 the latest incarnation of Sensible Soccer is a real bargain. International Edition features all the World Cup teams and a card-brandishing referee (Just like the World Cup really when there were more cards than at WH Smiths). Somehow Leeds United no longer feature among the domestic teams, which would Imply that those clever chaps at Sensible have built in some sort of quality control.
Mainly resemble extras from Jason And The Argonauts. It's a hack-n- slash beal-em-up platformer. Only it’s not as good as Second Samurai, which incidentally isn't out on CD32 yet, so the comparison is a tad pointless. The sprite suffers from incredibly stiff joints and the gameplay suffers accordingly.
Last Ninja 3 (System 3, 081 - 864 8212, £14.99) isn't a beat-em-up, though the genre features strongly in the game, nor is it an RPG although you do take on a role and have to wander through temples solving the odd puzzle.
Your task is to rid an isometric- viewed sacred temple of evil Shogun and his henchmen but it's unlikely the fight sequences will inspire beat-em- up fans because the characters occasionally become obscured by trees and buildings - and they're rather small. It’s quite a pretty game and there is plenty to have a go at but it's dreadfully uninspiring.
Battletoads (Mindscape, 0444 246333, £29.99) is not a game you should consider buying. Battletoads is not a game you should consider stealing. If you receive Battletoads for your birthday, simply smile politely and then decapitate the bearer. It's 12 flawed levels of nonsense, a bit of beat-em-up, shool- em-up and platform - all poorly executed. Go away.
Darkseed (Cyberdreams, 071 - 328 3267, £29.99) is a game about a man called Mike Dawson, and Mike has been interfered' with by some aliens. You have to wander through a variety of locations picking up bits here and there.
There are some nice visuals and the odd horrific bit, but it's all rather unexceptional. Still, those with a feel for wandering-around-looking-for- things adventure games should enjoy Darkseed - especially meeting the bizarre alien counterparts of the real- life characters.
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The feel of the car is staggeringly realistic. You end up bracing yourself when braking hard into corners and accelerating into the straights. If you bust your tailfins or aerofoils, you can feel the loss of There's no doubt that Geoff Crammond's Formula One Grand Prix (Powerplus, 0276 684959, £16.99, AF32 92%) is the best full- price game ever to be released on the Amiga - it's a fact of life. Now it's also the best budget game ever to be released on the Amiga.
So, logically speaking, that means that it's the best game ever on the Amiga times two. And at half the original price, that makes it four times the value in terms of gameplay that it was originally. Or something like that. But what makes it so good, and why has it managed to remain at pole position since its release?
Good gear The answer is simple. Realism and attention to detail. Each of the 16 circuits has the bends in the right places, at the right distance from each other with the right angle of attack needed for the car to negotiate them.
The car itself is a beast to control. All that speed, power, acceleration and slip differential are just too much for the novice driver to get to grips with straight away. But features such as automatic braking, automatic gear changing, self righting spins, indestructibility, suggested gear and ideal line of travel help to ease the new driver performance straight away. Likewise when the car's tyres start wearing out, the handling loss is perceptible.
The realism and atmosphere is further enhanced by all the cars carrying team colours.
When FI GP first came out, the majority of Amigas were A500s.
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Playing the gome at twice the speed.
It's a marked improvement on the A500 game and gives Formula One Grand Prix a new lease of life.
If you haven't got this already, the new price of £ 16.99 means you should moke it a priority purchase.
No Amiga games collection could ever be considered complete without at least one copy of FIGP residing in the disk box.
It's a fair copter If FIGP is the king of AMIGA driving games, then the king of the rotational collective of flight sims has to be Gunship 2000 (Powerplus, 0276 684959, £16.99, AF49 DLCLI1E MISaOM * o o a IU a 2 HI 0 z 94%). It gives you the choice of flying five different kinds of attack helicopter over two massive theatres of war. Again, just like driving a car in FI CP, flying a Gunship 2000 helicopter requires plenty of skill. It's too much for the average rookie to be expected to pick up all at once, so there are several automatic modes such as throttling, landing and terrain hugging to
help ease the way into real combat flying.
Missions are doled out at random and they help familiarise the pilot with weapons systems and identification of the enemy For example, hellfires are used against tanks, sidewinders and sidearms against airborne targets and Penguin missiles against ships. In fact, the game is quite an eye opener and an education into the various attack strategies and equipment used by the US Army.
Gunship 2000 is a state-of-the- art flight sim that fits in nicely with the squadron of flight sims you're likely to have collected already.
Dizzy heights When Fantastic Dizzy (Codemasters, 0926 814132, £14.99, AF55 87%) was first released it broke new ground for Dizzy games. For starters it had proper scrolling, 32-colour backdrops, a neat day night effect and a jaunty soundtrack More ominously, it was also the first full- price Dizzy game - it cost £25.99. Thankfully, this re-release is an AGA upgrade and it costs a much more sensible £14.99 Which can only be a good thing especially because Fantastic Dizzy is the best of the Dizzy family. The puzzles are more logical than those of old and interest is added with the inclusion of
subgames such as tile-sliding, minecart-riding and Operation Wolf-style shooting galleries.
The AGA updates aren't immediately obvious, but the appeal of Dizzy doesn't really lie in fabby graphics anyway. It's more the believabilify of the Dizzy world.
So, if you're after a gentle puzzley platformer that appeals to kids and adults alike, look in the general direction of Fantastic Dizzy AGA. It won't disappoint. O MAKING THE MARKS ADD UP All of the games hare have two marks - one in the text and one on the picture. The first is the 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.
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TEL: On The Ball League Edition takes football management simulations into a new era.
Combining meticulous detail and realism with sensational animated graphics and an irresistible presentation, this is like no other footy-management game you have played.
Now you must prove yourself as a club manager, and take your team to the top of the premiere league.
See your matches played out infront of your eyes in spectacular TV style animation - and view your opponents matches, as they happen!
Football fans were left drooling earlier in the summer when ASCON released On the Ball World Cup Edition. The game shot to the top of the charts and has left football fans eager for the League Edition.
"Easily the best football management game I have ever played" That's what CU Amiga said about On The Ball World Cup Edition - now you know, how can you miss the League Edition?
PHEW - WHAT A WINNER!
Check out some of the rave reviews that On The Ball World Cup Edition received: "The best I've ever seen in a football management sim...it will grip you and it won't let you go". Amiga Format "Unique and unmatched...you’ll kick yourself if you miss it." C&VG Special features of On The Ball League Edition include: "Sets the standard for others to imitate" PC Review Training seminars Multi-match view mode Home and foreign transfer lists Club finances and morale Player and manager politics "For sheer; frolicking fun, On The Ball can't be beaten" PC Format "The best football management game I have
ever played". Amiga Action OUT NOW FOR PC, AMIGA and A1200. Word Cup Edition out now on CD-ROM, featuring "live action" spoken commentary GAMEBUSTERS Stephen Bradley rounds up another selection of reader’s tips, hints and cheats to help you preserve your game-playing sanity... PUT IT ON DISK If your hints and tips are long and complicated, why not stick them on a disk and save our typist's aching fingers.
Send your tips to: GameBusters, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW TRAPS 'N' TREASURES Reviewed AF60 82% ¦ Krisalis 0709 372290 Here are some of the Traps 'n' Treasures passwords.
00000000: Threadneedle lagoon 52011413: Skull-Grotto 31245300: Temple 15204524: Fortress VALHALLA Reviewed AF61 23% ¦ Vulcan Software 0705 670269 I'll keep it short and sweet. The Valhalla level codes are: lopfgw: The Sanctuary uhgwil: The Chapel abheft: The Tower There you have it. Good luck, you'll need it John Oates, Clayton, Manchester POPULOUS 2 Reviewed AF30 95% ¦ Electronic Arts 0753 549442 I think I've found a cheat for Populous 2. The game may be old but the cheat's new!
First, select a conquest game and type in WOITAB (for the last level), and then select Cancel at the bottom of the screen. Then go to Custom Game and go to the in-gome options screen. Select I Am Bad then select Quit Game. Now select Conquest game again and select Proceed. Then get all of your men killed. The screen that pops up afterwards should say Land Completed By Good and you should get to the End Game Sequence. This trick might work on other levels but I haven't tried it yet.
Charles Hobbs, Almondsbury, Bristol a Reviewed AF54 90% ¦ Gametek 0753 553445 Over the months that Frontier has been on the market there has been tip after tip after tip. But one tip has, as yet, not been printed. Well, here it is and it's great. Using the following method you are able to make money, and lots of it.
1) Start off at the planet Ross and then travel to Sol.
2) When you arrive at Sol sell off all of your ship's equipment
(including the lasers), but hang on to the automatic pilot.
3) You now have more money and more cargo space.
4) Buy fruit and veg and go to Barnard's Star. Remember you don't
have atmospheric shields, so always land at space stations.
Don't worry about being attacked, you won't be.
5) When you reach Barnard's Star sell your fruit and veg and buy
computers or robots.
6) Go back to Sol.
7) At Sol check the Bulletin Boards for anyone wanting your
cargo.
FRONTIER: ELITE 2 Reviewed AF62 81 % ¦ Core Design 0332 297797 While playing Heimdall 2 on CD32, I discovered a way of getting loads of money. When you finish a world, don’t collect the restart book in the Hall Of The Worlds but instead proceed into the next world and collect as many bonuses as you can. Then, return to the Hall Of The Worlds and collect the book.
Save the game using the save icon in the inventory, then load again. You will still be in possession of the items and money you picked up before you saved the game, but the bonuses will reappear on the next world for you to collect again. You can repeat this process as many times as you like.
Martin Cooper, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight HEIMDALL 2 CD** Somebody will want computers or robots one out of five limes and will pay a very high price for them.
8) Go to step four.
When you have enough cash buy a bigger ship and continue the trips. It may take a few hours of playing but you'll get several million credits and a great big ship, which you can sell to get a little fighter.
Now you can concentrate on fighting and improving your rank and status. If your money gets low simply do the trips again.
Gary Robson, Cleveland & NOVEMBER 1 994 GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP MONKEY ISLAND THE COMPLETE SOLUTION With the budget release of Monkey Island, a new generation of people are wandering around looking for rubber chickens... Vs Reviewed AF23 92% ¦ Kixx 021 -606 1800 w v Please, can't | pass?
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Cps, sorry. I'll takd The long way around.
How to got past the troll Is a problem that has battled Monkey Island players tor years, but now GameBusters reveals the game's many secrets.
E decided to send you this complete solution to The Secret Ol Monkey Island for two reasons:
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2) We wanted to get our grubby paws on the £25 mail order prize
that you so generously hand out every month.
PART ONE - THE THREE TRAILS Go to the Scumm bar and talk to the pirate in the red coat. Walk into the room at the far right of the screen and talk to the important-looking pirates, tell them you want to be a pirate and they'll tell you that you have to do three tasks: master the sword, the art of thievery and go on a quest.
Ask them to tell you more and when you have found out everything you need to know wait outside the kitchen. When the cook comes out, walk into the kitchen and pick up the pot underneath the table and the meat on top of the table. Open the door to the right, go outside and stamp on the plank until the bird flies away. Then pick up the fish and leave Scumm bar.
Leave the screen to the left, go past the watchman to the path and on to the clearing. Walk to the circus tent and speak to the Fettucini Brothers. Being the kind and caring sort of bloke that you are do their little stunt. When they ask for the helmet give them the pot you brought from the kitchen.
Reluctantly accept the 478 Pieces Of Eight they give you for risking your life, leave the hut and head for the fork. When you arrive, take the path on the left and pick up the flower. Use the flower with the meat and go back to the village.
Walk through the arch and speak to the shifty-looking guy on the corner. Tell him that you once had a brother named Dominique and buy the map for 100 Pieces Of Eight. Go left and speak to the men of low moral fibre (pirates), trying not to irritate their rat. When you are offered the minutes, say that you'll take them if they give you two Pieces Of Eight. Walk away and open the first door on your right. Go in and talk to Mrs Voodoo. Go outside, taking the rubber chicken on the trunk on your way. Go through the archway under the clock and walk into the alley. Speak to the grumpy sheriff and try
not to get arrested.
Go to the prison (the building with the lighted arch) and speak to the prisoner. Go back outside and walk into the shop. Pick up the sword and ask for some mints. Go all the way back to the prison and give the mints to the dragon-breathed prisoner. Find out some more info and leave.
Co loft through the big arch and give the poisoned meat to the cute little piranha poodles. Open the mansion door and walk in. Pick up the vase and go through the glass door. Wait for the commotion to stop and go back to the prison with your newly-found items. Give the gopher repellent to the prisoner and open the cake that he gives you.
Head back to the mansion and climb through the hole in the wall.
Talk to the governor and then to the sheriff (politely). Go for a paddle, pick up the idol and climb out of the sea. Talk to the governor again, go back to the Scumm bar. Give the idol to the important-looking pirates and leave.
Go back to the shop and buy the shovel next to the safe. Ask the man where you can find someone to fight with the sword. When he leaves follow him to the swordmaster and speak to her. When she has finished, find your way back out of the forest and go to the bridge.
Give the fish to the troll and carry on to the house. Open the door and talk to the trainer. Ask him to teach you to be as good as the £25 winner swordmaster. When he tells you that you're no good, keep on saying that you are until he backs down. Show him your sword, go in and start your training. After you have finished training go back to the map and wait on the corner opposite the fork.
Pick a fight with any pirate you happen to meet. Keep fighting until you have all the insults and have won at least three fights.
Go back to the swordmaster and beat her at a sword fight (this bit took us bloody ages). When you have beaten her and have your great present go back to the fork and off to find the treasure. Find your way through the woods (we're not going to tell you how because we're gits).
When you get there use the shovel to dig up the treasure and head back to the Scumm bar with your two new T-shirts. You will notice that there is nobody there except for a crying cook. Pick up all of the mugs and walk into the kitchen and use one of the mugs on the barrel.
Take the melting mug to the prison and as the mug melts use it on another until you arrive at the prison, then use the grog on the lock. Ask the prisoner to join your crew.
Next go to the path and make your way to the little island. Climb the pole and use the rubber chicken on the coble. Walk to the house.
Open the door ond enter. Tell the topless guy about the governor and suggest sailing off to find her (with you as captain of course).
After he has unlocked the door, open the small door and irritate the murderous winged devil (parrot).
Talk to the guy again and get him into your crew. Now go to the swordmaster and ask her to be in your crew. Go to the lights on the map and inquire about buying a boat. Find out about the cost and go back to the shop. Ask the storekeeper about a credit note, tell him you have a job ond when he opens the safe, copy down the combination. For all you lazy people it's: Pull, Pull, Push, Push, Push, Pull, Pull, Pull, Push, Push.
Tell the storekeeper that you are looking for the swordmaster and when he leaves, walk to the safe ond pull push the handle according to the combination (you may have to do this a few times to make it work).
Take the storekeeper's note and head to the boatyard. Buy the cheap boat using the storekeeper's note and then leg it to the dock.
PART TWO - THE JOURNEY On your shiny new ship, you start off in the captain's cabin. Open the drawer and pick up the book then pick up the feather pen and ink on the desk. Walk to the deck, climb the rigging, pick up the Jolly Roger and walk to the hatch then walk to the door downstairs. Open the cupboard and take a box of cereal.
Open the cereal and pick up the pot on the workbench. Go back up and walk to the bottom of the ship through the hatch. Then pick up the giant piece of rope, open the kegs, pick up some gunpowder, open the chest and pick up the fine wine. Go back to the captain's cabin ond use the small key in the cabinet. Pick up the chest, open it and look in it. Go back to the kitchen ond put the following ingredients in the pot: cereal, fine wine, cinnamon sticks, Jolly Roger, ink, rubber chicken, breath mints and finally gunpowder.
When you wake up use the business card in the fire then get some more gunpowder and go to the deck. Use the rope with the cannon and use the gunpowder with the cannon nozzle then use the pot (BOOOOMMMUHI).
PART THREE - UNDER MONKEY ISLAND Pick up the banana and look at the note on the tree. Walk into the jungle, go to the fort and push the cannon. Pick up the gunpowder, cannon ball, rope and spyglass.
Open the spyglass and go to the river fork. Pick up the note and rock then cross the bridge and walk to the top of the cliff Pick up the note and pull the primitive art twice.
Walk to the top of the other cliff and walk to the far right of the screen off the ledge (Hal Ha! Hal).
Now go and push the rock off the cliff. Go down to the bridge and use the gunpowder with the dam, then use the lens with the sun (another BOOOOOOOMMMMMM III!!!).
Now go to the pond and pick up the rope that the corpse has got Go to the crack, use the piece of rope with the strong branch and the other bit with the sturdy stump. Pick up the oars and climb back up. Find the bananas on the beach and pick them up. Now use the oars with the boat and paddle to the top right of the screen and go around the island and on lo the beach on your left.
Now go to the village and pick up the bowl of fruit and gel yourself locked up by the cannibals.
Once in the hut pick up the memo and the skull then pick up the floorboard and escape Go back to the beach you came from, walk to the monkey in the jungle. If you feed it the bananas, it will be your loyal and trusty companion and follow you everywhere.
Go back lo the jungle and walk up to the right of the screen, then walk right into the clearing and walk to the furthest totem pole away from you and pull its nose, let go of the totem pole and the monkey will do the same.
Walk through the gate and pick up the wimpy little idol. Now go back to the beach and take your boat to the village. Talk to the cannibals and give them the idol. Go inside the hut and pick up the banana picker and give it to Herman Toothrot in exchange for the key.
Now find the cannibals again and give them the How To Get Ahead In Navigation leaflet Go bock to the monkey head and use the key in its ear Walk inside and use the navigation head and follow its nose to the ghost ship.
Once there, talk to the head of the navigator and plead with him until he lets you have the necklace.
Use the necklace and walk to the ghost ship. Walk through the door on the left and use the magnetic compass with the key.
Leave and go down the hatch. Walk through the hatch and pick up the ghost chicken. Go back to the cabin and use the feather with the sleeping crew member's foot Pick up the jug 'o’ grog and go back through the passage and use the key on the locked hatch. Use the jug 'o' grog with the dish and pick up the grease Now go back up on to the deck. Use the grease on the squeaky door and go in.
Pick up the ghost tools ond go back to the pig room. Use the ghost tools on the glowing crate and leave the ghost ship. Go back to the village and give the cannibals the voodoo root. Now go all the way back to the ghost ship and talk to the ghost you find there Now go back to Melee Island.
PART FOUR - LECHUCK'S DEMISE Rush to the church, plasmarising any stray ghosts that you bump in to on the way. Stop the wedding and talk to LeChuck. When you get thrown into the grog machine use the root beer on LeChuck and watch the happy ending Paul Spadaccini and Simon Chettleburgh, Poole. Dorset Reviewed AF54 69% ¦ Psygnosis 051 709 5755 Being a 40-yeor-old father of four children, I have to regularly play... sorry tost games to make sure they are suitable in content for my offspring. Having been recently mode unemployed I found time to test Globdule and discovered a useful cheat.
Enter a password for one of the later worlds and then play one of the levels from the first world, such as Which Way First and collect as many stars os possible (SO stars « 1 life).
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When you have collected as many extra lives as you want complete the level and then press the Esc key. You can then start the game on the next world with the extra lives that you hove collected. This process also works if, as you complete each level of the various worlds, you press the Esc key, return to the first world, collect some lives again and then return to the world you were on ond start the next level with lives that you collected from the first world.
Obviously being a more mature person I can't be seen to be playing games like the ones that appear on your excellent Coverdisks so could you ask Microprose to pull their fingers out and release UFO, because only then will I be able to hand over all your Coverdisk demos to the kids.
Here are all of the world codes for Globdule; HFCNASAKEZDV UDOCASNZEZDV TLPPASNQEZQZ SHPWASBNEZEP n SVQBASSSEZVP SKCUNVNNSBDR FGCONWNHFCDR VGPHOMAASSDR Ir'o i IL.V. i FINAL LEVEL: RYOGOYNZGEDR.
Steve Holme*, Norfolk 93 94 Data disk ev«wed AF61 65% ¦ In Chompmnfhip Monoger 93 94, when you want to buy a player but a bigger club is after him, bid less than he is worth.
When the bigger club's bid is accepted stiM bid below, until your third and final bid. Then bid £1,000 more than the highest bid. The player should now be yours.
David Kirkpatrick. Scotland HELPING HAND Pressure getting to you? Never mind, eh. Still, if it all gets too much for you then drop Steve Bradley a line - he’s always on hand to help.
HEIMDALL 2: A graphically gorgeous. 3D isometric. Nordic myth and RPG adventure game lor which a helping hand is occasionally needed.
BRACE YOURSELF I have three parts of the amulet in Heimdall 2. One part from Utgard 2, one from Her'Keryn and one from Tel'Keryn. Where do I get the other part? And how do I get a pass for the castle?
Peter Hall, Oldham, Lancs Go to the closed door ot the end of the corridor and place the Holy Symbols on the spaces on the floor. Go up the stairs and place the shield in the path of the laser light. Take the piece of Ro'Geld and go back to the Nature God room and take the other symbol. Then head back to the Hall Of The Warlds for Her'Keryn. Give the Druid the symbol. Walk through the gate in the trees and on to the turtle's back and say hello to the Fire sprite. He will teleport you back to the Hall Of The Worlds.
To get the pass, head for Rurik's village, go to the hut and get the circlet from the store room. Then go to ladrk's village and give tadric the circlet - tadric will give you a letter. Take the letter to Rurik and he will give you the pass to the castle. You hope.
FROZEN ASSETS In Heimdall 2, on the Giant Isle in the room with the Ice God, there is a head in a pool of frozen ice and a lake which I cannot cross. Please help.
S Richardson, Hucknall, Nottingham Fill your flask with water from the pool in front of the statue and then go back into the Fire God's cavern and pour the water on the fire. Return to Frigidarius' boudoir and you'll find that a bridge has appeared. Cross the bridge and follow the path until you come across a room with a creature inside. Kill it and pick up the talisman you find there and then throw the rainbow ring into the sphere of light.
STEAM HEAT In Heimdall 2, I've entered NilPHeim but I can't kill Loki's daughter - everything I shoot at her evaporates and she's surrounded by sea of lava. Help.
Mark Edge, Great Walsingham, Norfolk Pity it isn't a sea of lager. No matter, you don't need to kill her anyway.
There are three heads in the room. Fire an arrow into each head and then you can go through the door on the right.
INDIANA JONES: -It’s all down to the ladder and the chest plate.’ said Indl.
MARS A DAY AWAY I'm having trouble colonising planets in Millenium 2.2 - every time I send a probe to Mars it gets blown up.
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David Russall, Durrington, Witts Don't bother sending probes to Mars or Jupiter, concentrate on probing, researching and colonising Triton first. You must research the development of a fleet carrier - once you have built one, fill it with fighters and head for Mars When you're attacked by the Martians, launch your fighters and eventually they'll surrender. Now colonise Mars. You should find plans of a Martian terraforming machine which makes the Earth's air breathable - research and build as soon as possible, although you'll find you need plenty of chromium which is where Triton comes in.
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STONE POSERS Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis: I hove worked my way through the outer ring of Atlantis but cannot free Sophia. I've tried fixing the statue by the doors but I need a sun star shaped piece to complete the machine to get the statue working. Where do I find it?
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I'm stuck on The Secret Of Monkey Island 2 where I've reached the Big Whoope. Le Chuck has got a voodoo doll and keeps using it on me. I have got a ticket with an E on it, a syringe, a bottle of root beer, a generic kewpie doll, a helium-filled balloon, a pair of surgical gloves, a skull belonging to my father and Le Chuck's underpants. I think I need to make a voodoo doll.
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V I my two weeks of holiday I f -j|A I »•* grudgingly permitted
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Apart from all the I encellent new software J'Sfc ’"A" I we've
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FUr why don't you see what Marcus has to say about It over the page.
It really isn’t a very good idea for software companies to release their products with major bugs in them, even if they do plan to update them very quickly. As we have waited well over a year for AageStream 3, a few more weeks to remove the errors wouldn't really have hurt.
Anyway, there is plenty more top action to be had this month, and for once, like you. I will have the pleasure of just reading it instead of writing half of it Hurrah for holidays!
NKK VEITCH AMIGA 'rageStream 3 After one of the longest waits ever, the super new version is released. Hang about though, all is not as it appears as Mr Dyson discovers.
A-Cut Video editing with your Amiga that is not only affordable, but also rather excellent quality. It sounds too good for Steve McGill to believe... Pixel 3D Professional v2 1 You’ve got the Coverdisk program, now take a peek at the super duper enhanced 'does it make the tea as well?' Version.
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Round-up - Image Processing The best of the world's image processing software fights it out in another full and comprehensive AF round-up q »i 114.6x1 x|gsm fioiiijii mi I4 i I5 i l61 Pi I8 i I9 i 1 IM l12i IH l14l It's been a long time coming, but now it's here. Marcus Dyson lays out a few pages with the new version of PageStream. And asks, was it really worth the wait?
Kt been a long time comhg but now kfc hsps, Marcus D on lags out a few pages wth the much vaunted new vcreton of PageStream. And asks, was k realy worth the waRP Eagerly awaited. To deaenbe PageS tream3.0 mtheae teran would be an unieratatemsnl the a use of the Himalayas.
Eagerly awaited. To describe PageStream 3.0in these terms would be an understatement the size of the Himalayas.
Long ago. When Commodore was an international company with subsidiaries in every major country. PageStream w-as to be the killer application. The program which was going to show every owner of every other (inferior) machine just what the Amiga could do. Time has taken its toll, and that awesome responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of Lightwave. But enthusiasm for the impending (and impending, and impending) arrival of PageStream 3.0 did not wane.
The program was already in a pretty impressive state when I saw it at the World Of Commodore show in New York in April
1993. Publishers Soft Ixigik, were putting out a press release
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Professional Page 4. But also with the king of all DTP
programs Quark Xpress. According to the press release (a
somewhat biased publication maybe, but it was certainly
based on fact) PageStream kicked the asses of both those
programs.
PS 3.0, it ia actinlly not fmiak The read me goes ont implemented, they inrluie: A Findteephcei Spell Check Send to Editor for text Faciq Paragraph Format option, H lhlica, trapping, arrhored gra Typographic Preferences, l®r Reabape took. Aa SoftLcgik uite lc bundle Lcog ago, when Commodore waa a huge nflermtioinl compa withaubaidianea m every nBjor country, PageStreamuaa tbs killer app. The program uinchuaa gong to show every owner of ever other (inferior) na chine jint uiot the Amiga can do. Sadly tuns Ins tal®nita toll, andtint aueaome responsibility haa fallen on the shoulders W
Lightwave. But enthiniasmfor the impending (and 111 ijiwTvd trgi and impendug) arrival of PageStream did not uane.
The program waa ina impressive atate uheni saw it' at the Wiidd of Commodore show in New Yorkin April
1993. At that time publishers, Soft Logik were putting out a j U
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PageStream 3.0 But that was a long, long time ago. In the intervening months Xpress has gone through one major and several minor revisions, and ProPageseems to have dropped out of contention altogether. So it was with delight and surprise that I saw PageStream sitting on the shelf at the First Computer Centre in Leeds.
Delight because it was out at last.
Surprise because after months (years even) of chasing a review copy. Soft I-ogik had shipped it to the shops before sending copies for evaluation. Never a good sign.
But enough background! How good is PageStream 3.1ft Before you can find out you've got to install it on your hard drive.
A complete installation costs you around 11Mb of hard drive space, most of which is fonts and clip art and a more modest partial installation requires less than 4Mb.
But the program crashes whenever you try to load it. Alter you've installed PageStream.
You see a very interesting ReadMe file which points out that although Soft Logik have been forced by unreasonable pressure from users, potential users and unscrupulous magazine reviewers like myself to release PS3.0. it is actually not finished yet. Shock! Horror!
M then lists features which are not yet implemented. They include: Append. Save As Template. Find Replace, Spell Check,
F. xtemal Articles And Graphics. Send To Editor (text). Facing
Pages, Greeking.
Some Paragraph Format options, Hyphenation. Applied Bold. Trapping.
Anchored Graphics. Auto Backup, Typographic Preferences, Kern Pair Editing, and the Pen and Reshape tools.
As Soft Logik go on to say. The list is certainly quite long, but compared to the hundreds of features which they have included, it's pretty small.
Maybe so. But there are some important features still to be completed.
The ReadMe also states that these features will be sorted and an update disk shipped to all registered users within 4-6 weeks.
Whether this turns out to be the case is a STOP PRESS Just as this issue was going to press a patch for PageStream 3 began to appear on Bulletin Boards. The patch claims to fix many of the problems, but also leaves many unfixed. The ReadMe declares the patch is the first in a series of free updates for PageStream 3. We welcome the fact that Soft Logik are taking steps to address the problems. If they are successful PageStream 3 has the features to make it a formidable program. But for now we would urge readers to exercise caution before buying PageStream 3 Watch these pages tor news of the
updates as they are released.
NOT ONLY, BUT ALSO!
PageStream 3‘s own image processor BME (Bitmap Editor) is not too good at choosing palettes. The image on the top left was dithered from 24-bit by ADPro. The one on the top right by BME.
PageStream 3‘s text editor is a perfectly decent wordmonger. Most of this review was written and spellchecked in it but the lack of a word count feature meant I had to switch to Final Writer for that function.
Id yet Shock! Honor!
Hat the features uiichare not ye' ppeni, Save Aa Template, temal articlea mi graphics, Pages, Greeking, aome phemticn applied hold and phics, Auto Backup ipair editing, ani tl» Pen ani go ontoaay, the liat b certainly £, but in companaon uath the la of features uiach they lave ed, it1 a ia iafact pretty a mall e aip but there are aome pretty oita nl features atill to be npleted T he 'read me1 alao atea that th=a e features will be ortod and an update dh k shipped to all registered men £----1- iilL.rl--- ?N This is the kind of impressive page layout you should be able to create without any
trouble in PageStream 3.0... or you would be if it didn't crash with astounding frequency.
Matter for lime to reveal. You can be sure we'll be covering the update as soon as we gel hold of it.
PageStream ’ has undergone a drastic change in appearance, in die number of features and the style in which they are executed. The interface of PageStream 2 was simple, and tended to rely too strongly on die menus. Many features were buried in sub menus. PageStream J has addressed this by extending the functionality of the main menu, adding a Wordworth-style button strip and a measurements palette similar to the one employed by Quark Xpress. The result is stunning, all the features (and there are a lot more of them) are accessible far more easily, and in a way that is simpler to understand.
The requesters now include more functions. The whole layout of the program has been re-built from the ground up, and it's so good you can almost forgive Soft Logik lor it I icing two years late.
The main thrust of PageStream's enhancements has been to look at why Quark Xjrrrss is the most successful DTP Included with the main PageStream program are two ancillary programs, PageLiner and BME. These are a simple text editor and an even simpler bitmap editor.
Although the programs themselves are not particularly well featured, the fact that they are integrated with PageStream itself has some advantages. If you are working with text in a DTP program, you have to follow the story around the document whether it is to cut it spellcheck it or simply to read it through. This can, and usually does, lead to several screen redraws as the screen window moves to different parts of the document and each redraw takes time (particularly in PageStream 3).
To PageLiner for editing. The package is fast offers reasonable editing features and a good spellchecker.
The only drawback is the lack of a word count function. All in all PageLiner is the best bit of the PageStream 3 package.
BME is a very basic paint package, ideal for making small changes to a bitmap image. Pictures can be sent to BME from within PageStream. BME offers simple editing and image processing tools so that you can select parts of an image and change them into negative, pixelate them or flip and rotate them. It performs quickly on images in up to 256 colours, but while I was using it it had a tendency to crash while attempting to change magnification or scale the images.
But PageStream 3 offers (or at least will when the update disk arrives) the facility to send the text PageStream 3.0 Might because it was out at tasl. Surprise because alia moilhs (years even) ot oalrng Soft Logk chasing a review copy, they had Mrwuvallane sbJaj UV'Dr'i’vrTvSWrtrtrwi arirtaforKDxr fclrqai regeertaga they had striped rl lo the shops before sendng copra, for wiwateajhvra Bleya: rciyxivwryixi B PageSteam3?
If s been a long »me caning, but now it’s hae, Marcos Dyson lays out a lewpages wth Ihe much vaunted newvasrar ol PageSBeam.
«an»sHtt«Qn liurcv ertnniegeuilill h Ihe much vaunted new version ot PageSBeam And asks, was rtreally wulh Ihe waiff Eagerly awaited it describe PageSBeam 3.0 in Ihese lerms vcsid be an underslatemenl rhe EagmtytBiMitMU iileicnbe PageSlretfln 3.0 5:v'ir.,«v ,-v.lvwaiWtiina,eivi«t,a,’wir the iW vj e.vtilovjirtA'v w:’i subsuianes r Megittel*.t-r Ihy vrrqay »,vn atfirtpl toiler atkvitlWiyw nry.iyowiTmdiT Ogees Bow The basis of WYSIWYG design is that when anything is changed on screen, the program automatically redraws the screen to keep you informed of the current state of your design. With
PageStream 3 this does not always happen correctly.
BteettdbgtninLTlpAtraltNnyypneBeallg fiagedByWe Bdlhvare, and a conplele riaeaitae hd ddte toiaogiytu Mb eftHud numteutm- rodKDivarst cDntsrtea: cip art, package on the planet, then match or exceed every aspect of that program’s capabilities. This is a mammoth task, but one which Soft fxigik seem to have managed in almost all cases. Whether anyone will ever need to use PageStream s ability to display type up to 50,000 points in size is in question. And I dread the day when my workload requires me to have 25 documents open at the same time (XPress's.
Maximum), so PageStream's ability to open an infinite number of documents (subject to memory) seems a little superfluous.
But PageStream does have some very useful new features. One document can be open in several windows and changes made in any of the windows are saved lo the document. This means that you could have one window showing the last lines of text of a large document while you went through it in another window writing up or cutting it to fit.
The project menu allows the user to hide or reveal any of the open documents so you can work on multiple documents PageStream 3.0 Has an impressive array of predefined document sizes, as well as a custom setting which enables the user to create pages of their own specific dimensions.
Without having an overly cluttered Workbench. Documents can lie saved as templates, so if you create a letterhead, then open it and write a letter on to it, you can’t save it over the template, but instead any attempt to save it presents you with a file requester so that you can rename it.
There is now a much wider range of preset document sizes, covering a variety of American and European standards as well as a custom size option for creating pages up to 2.000 inches square.
The new Edit Palette is a direct steal from Xpress. But it is a su| erl feature all the same. A small bar at Lite bottom of the screen carries many of die attributes of any selected object. Clicking and editing these values can move or scale an object, change the colour or typeface of text or do a host of other things. But values in the box cannot be double-clicked to highlight them for editing, so instead you have to click and delete.
A nice feature of the Edit Palette is the pop-up typeface menu which means dial Continued overleaf 4 NOVEMBER 1 994 DTP PROGRAM lime to resolve.
The program w*i in a pretty impressive stale when i saw itW soon as we g.] J of Commodore show in New Yoritin April 1993. At : publishers. Soft Logik were putting out a press In conclusion. F| ! Which inckided a features list that compared package I have 1 not just with its obvious rival Gold Disks slightly spectacularly tfa I Professional Page 4, but also with the undisputed kmg you have a very I DTP programs Quark Xpress. And on this list (a use, and even if Jwhat biased publication maybe, but it was certainly king to jmntam d on fact) PageStream kicked the asses of both those use. Until you
rl runs. Format, stick wf But that was a kmg. Long time ago, In the interceding months jss has gone through one majorand several minor Boxoul , and ProPage had dropped out of contention Not only, but al|
- .So it was with delight and surprise that I saw included with
tl| t sitting on the shelf during a recent visit to the
fsogramsjagel] Some of the text extends beyond the column and
into the next one. This shouldn't happen. Charitable reviewers
may describe it as an undocumented feature. It's not it's one
of PageStream 3s hideous bugs.
PageStream 3 features a completely redesigned user interface. The Tool Menu moves to the left and is augmented by a handy button strip at the top of the document and a powerful Edit Menu at the bottom. PageSfream 3 has some excellent features, it's just that they don't all seem to work.
0 One of PageStream 3“s best new features is the Edit Menu's pop-up text menu.
PageStream 2.2 had a simple user interface which concealed most of the features within the menus.
PAGESTREAM 3.0 When I started using Xpress in 1990 it was still in version 1 .something, and I was running it on an old, and decrepit Mac II, powered by a Motorola 68020. But even that Xpress was considerably faster than PageStream 3.( running on an A4000 040.
That really shouldn't be the case. The A4000 is a considerably more powerful machine, and we are four years down the line in terms of what users expect in speed.
PageStream's printing speed makes its on-screen operation seem fast by comparison. 1 had no success printing to a PostScript laser printer, although ProPage 4 and Final Writer printed from the same printer with no problems, and very 4* text can now be styled with ease from this window. But despite all its wonderful new features, PageStream 3.0 suffers from two major setbacks. It's cripplingly slow and it crashes. I know some people will say it is not a fair comparison, but Soft Logik targeted Quark Xpress heavily in their features list, so now they'll have to bear the comparisons to that
program.
Speedily loo. Using a bubblejet or dot matrix printer via die preferences printer drivers almost ground printing to a halt.
PageStream s propensity to crash is such a problem that even saving a document caused it to lock the machine up completely, although the Save As function worked fauldessly. The package crashed in numerous odier situations, and soon became too frustrating to use.
Add to these failings all the features which simply don’t do the functions they are supposed to and you have a program which completely fails to achieve its aims.
The undo undoesn't, text can often not be re-coloured, and screen re-draws are sketchy at best, and pathetic at worst.
PageStream has the specification to be the finest DTP package I have ever used.
But it fails to achieve its aims so spectacularly dial I would not recommend it to anyone.
Unless you have a very powerful machine it is too slow to be of any use, and DISTRIBUTOR Meridian 081-543 3500 PRICE £269.95 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Minimum 3Mb, hard disk only SPEED • Even on an Amiga 4000 040 with 18Mb of RAM... it crawls.
MANUAL • • • • Soft Logik's documentation is always good. PageStream 3‘s comprehensive manual is no exception.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Users of any DTP package, including AF63’s Coverdisk program PageSetter
2. Should have no problem navigating round this intuitive user
interface.
Even if you have a power-user Amiga it will still convince you that your Amiga 4000 040 has had die CPU swapped for a
3. 5MH . 68000, or that someone has filled your machine with
treacle.
PageStream 3.0 simply should not have been released yet. In fact, products like this are harmful to the Amiga. Soft Logik will get good initial sales due to the considerable excitement which surrounds die release, but as word of its quality (or lack of it) spreads throughout the Amiga community sales will plummet, and that's one more developer who will lose interest in the Amiga market.
Soft Logik have promised an update soon, and I really hope that they meet that promise. But there's a lot of work to be done, and it's difficult lo see how they will turn diis pile of manure into arose garden. Until you read the review of the update right here in Amiga Format, stick with PageStream 2.2. C5 FEATURES • • • • • A more comprehensive features list you could not hope to find. It's a pity more of them don't actually work.
VALUE PageStream 3 doesn't do what it's supposed to, and punctuates this with frequent crashes. The worst value application I've ever encountered.
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Must have an edit terminal, either Five-Pin Edit, Conlrol-L, Remote or Lane. If your source doesn’t support any of these protocols, you can’t use A-Cut.
The recorder can be any VCR capable of being controlled by infra-red. The A-Cut recorder control socket terminates in an IR diode. In other words, you can't connect the recorder to the A-Cut in the same manner as the source which is a massive oversight on l lama's part because single frame accuracy can never be Every Amiga video editor has to fulfil two roles in the editing studio - an aesthetic and a mechanical one. The Hama A-Cul takes care of the latter, allowing the editor more freedom and time to concentrate on the former.
Building an edit list and assembling the footage is easy using the edit decision list.
The cut and paste tools make changing the order of the shots a cinch.
Computer editing can free the video editor from the tedious punch and crunch mechanics of simple stand-alone editing.
This gives the editor extra time to play around, encourages experimentation and helps the creative juices flow.
Being able to chop, change, preview, alter and finally edit together several different versions of video pictures is immensely powerful and the A-Cul enables you do all of this. So you learn more about editing than you would using conventional means - seeing and doing is much more productive than reading and theorising.
* ft ft ft HI n S HI 0 z The A-Cut is housed in a hardy, well-
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The source machine can be a camcorder or a VCR. Whatever you use, it achieved consistently or reliably with the infra-red method.
The best yon can realistically hope for is accuracy within plus or minus four frames. This is good but not outstanding.
You can confidently edit together a more than professional production with frame error tolerance like this. Just don't expect to be able to cut to the beat or lip sync - for that, you need frame accuracy.
And that's one of the puzzles of this package. The A-Cul receives commands from the Amiga via the parallel port and converts them to serial data for both ports.
This means that the recording socket could have Ix'en hardwired in the same manner as the source socket. KRP’s ES20 video editor allows hardwiring of the record deck as well as two source decks.
Single frame accuracy can be achieved easily with compatible recording decks.
Infra-red control is a one-way communication process, so the Amiga doesn't receive any feedback from the recording VCR. Therefore, any fluctuation in the deck's mechanism or skipping of the control track isn't compensated for or spotted by the Amiga. In a worst case scenario, this can lead to excessive frame drift and inevitable inaccuracies.
Admittedly, to keep frame drifting to a minimum, the software offers an auxiliary frame counting program which lets you compensate for the pre-roll and post-rol!
Of both decks. But the bottom line is that Fts »m ER NOVEMBER 1994 HAMA A-CUT The inclusion of a clock that counts in seconds and frames helps you fine tune the editor to adjust for the pre and post roll of the recording and source decks.
You can never expect frame accuracy with an infra-red system.
Lost opportunity aside, the real beauty of the A-Cul lies in the ease of use and its flexibility of control. The jog shuttle, coupled with the extreme user-friendliness of the software, blows die immediate competition of Video Director anti Edit Mate out of the marketplace. Anti, aside from jog shuttle control, you can also control source and record decks from the logically laid out software panels or Amiga function keys. Impressively flexible.
But it's the jog shuttle that serious editors consistendy use. If the source tape machine has frame alliance, you can accurately locate where you want the cut-in to stan and the cut-out to finish. This is achieved by locating the frame via the jog shutde dial. You then press either the cut button on the A-Cul or click on cut-in and cut-out from the requisite software panel.
The cuts are then added to anti stored in an edit decision list (EDL).The EDL gives the editor incredible power over their work. Say, for example, that you had chosen 10 cuts anti they lasted 30 seconds in full.
The EDL builds up a list of cut-in and out points in the order that you entered them.
The length of each cut is automatically worked out and displayed by the software.
You can also manually enter in and out points or edit pre-existing ones to change their length and running time. Each cut can also be labelled to ease your memory.
Cuts can be previewed before committing them to tape. But the real power is realised if you change your mind about the running order. You can cut and paste sections of cuts, change the order, append other pie-saved lists to the existing one and have a load of experimental fun.
For further expansion and functional enhancement, the A-Cul features an Arexx port- The potential of an Arrxx automated miu.tTool »i.n 8 mi-W by h. u.ie [hr&Tnmfsi
• tmrt | ©117 Amiga Video Studio is staggering.
Synchronised automation of sound effects, titles and music could all be carried out in one fell swoop.
The Hama A-Cul must rank as one of the most promising ttiissetl chances to appear for the Amiga. With infra-red control it executes its tasks admirably.
Using a Panasonic camcorder with edit terminal as the source deck and a standard Sanyo deck as the recorder, AT logged die following results: laying down a 10 scene sequence, each scene lasting six seconds, the best result achieved was a loss of 22 frames - almost a second. An admirable result considering we expected to lose two or three seconds. Occasionally, with the cut-in points, the edits were frame accurate. The cut-out points were a different matter.
Frame accuracy was never achieved. But then, we didn't expect any better than that due to the limitations of infra-red control.
Hopefully Hama will rethink Uieir marketing policy for the A-Cul. The Hama 0256 708110 PRICE £199 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Workbench 2.0 or above 1Mb RAM SPEED • • • • If you want to cobble together a few sequences quickly, the software won't let you down.
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The inclusion of a jog shuttle is marvellous. The exclusion of hard wiring for the record deck isn’t.
VALUE • • • « If Hama update the software, it'll probably rank as the best Amiga edit controller in its price range.
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3D OBJECT UTILITY Professional V2 Amiga 3D modelling programs have certainly come a long way since Eric Graham's Juggler animation caused jaws to drop way back in 1986. .As the performance of the Amiga's own hardware has advanced, so has the quality of rendering packages - comparing a relatively new package like NewTek's Lightwave 3D (reviewed last ish) with the likes of Sculpt 3D or TurboSilveris like comparing a Ford Escort Cosworth with a Morris Minor. Like the Minor. Sculpt may be a classic but no 3D animator worth their salt would bother with it these days.
Despite the sophistication of programs such as Lightwave and its many competitors. Axiom obviously still feel that there's room in the crowded 3D market for an update of its popular 3D utility. Pixel 3D Professional Version 2 still oilers the same powerful bitmap tracing and text handling features as its predecessor but with die added advantage of full AGA colour support and a host of new features.
The most immediately striking new feature of Pixel 3D Professional 2 (we'll refer to il as PixPro 2 from now on) is its all-new user interface which borrows more than a few tricks from the Layout Editor employed by NewTek's Lightwave. Like Lightwave, die majority of the display is taken up by a large preview window which, even when no objects have been loaded, displays a wireframe of the ground immediately around your viewpoint.
THE LIGHTWAVE COLLECTION £29.95 ¦ 24Bit Club 041-946 2191 Now that NewTek's wondrous Lightwave rendering package has finally hit the shelves in non-Toaster form, third party vendors have been quick to realise that there's a healthy profit to be made from Lightwave associated products.
The 24Bit Club, that bastion of all things rendered and generally 24-bit, have taken it upon themselves to launch the first in what they hope to be a whole family of products aimed at Lightwave users. The Lightwave Collection Volume 1 is a massive collection of useful objects, scenes, Postscript fonts and textures which can be easily incorporated into your own Lightwave projects. Even if you don't own Lightwave, you may find this collection useful because most of the objects can be converted with a utility like Pixel 3D Professional.
For your £30, you get very good value for money.
Opening up the modified video case reveals 10 disks, all of which have to be installed on to your hard disk before you can get access to those lovely 3D objects.
Once this is done, however, you need never refer to the disks again. The 24Bit Club provide a single sheet of paper that tells you what files are placed where.
Surprisingly, however, there's no catalogue of files - it's left down to you to find out what's new.
The range of new objects on offer is impressive.
Subjects covered range from computer hardware, fruit and home furnishings to sharks, spacecraft and fighter jets. All are brilliantly modelled and easy to include in your own Lightwave scenes and animations. The Apache helicopter (pictured) is particularly good - within an hour we created an animation of the helicopter banking and turning flew through the air with its rotors spinning.
A wide selection of scenes are included too - with all the objects and brushmaps needed to render them correctly. Although not that useful, they give you a taster of what's possible with Lightwave. More useful are the wide range of texture files although these, for space reasons, are stored as JPEGs and must be converted to IFF using a program such as ADPro before they can be accessed. Textures on offer include gold, sand and two types of leather.
For the first part of the 24Bit Club's series on 3D graphics turn to page 165.
It 80% PixPro’s new object requester allows you to view and even edit the hierarchy of an object made up of several smaller objects.
Axiom have obviously put a great deal of effort into gearing this latest release towards Lightwave users w hich, even if you're not familiar with using Lightwave, isn't necessarily a bad thing at all.
If you ow n an AGA-based Amiga then you'll be pleased to learn that PixPro 2 can generate previews of any objects you care to throw at ii in lull 256 colours. What's more, PixPro 2 now offers two new Bull rendering modes w hich attempt to add a greater feeling of three dimensional depth lo your object previews using delicate dithered shading effects. .As you'd expect, however, this greater level of colour detail does slow dow n the speed at which PixPro 2 generates its previews - a particularly complex object, for example, can take several minutes to redraw.
Axiom have increased the number of file formats that PixPro 2 can handle - whereas version I could handle 14 file formats, version 2 can now handle a total of 17 - these include objects from AuloDesk's 31) Sluilio on the P(!
(Lightwaves main rival). Postscript files and even Lightwave scenes. Quite w hy vou would want to load Lightwave scenes into PixPro 2 is beyond me - after all.
Lightwaves own Layout Editor is such an absolute dream!
Where PixPro 2 really excels, however, is object manipulation. Version I offered a fairly respectable selection of object editing tools but PixPro 2 is a different ball game. Potentially the most useful of all its editing tools is the new Polygon Database Manipulator which is an updated version of the Data requester in version I of PixPro. From here you can perform all manner of wonderful polygon-related operations such as reducing the number of vertices or polygons in an object (handy if you’re trying to use an object on a “PixPro 2's wide range of file formats make it the ideal companion to
Just about any rendering program* machine with limited memory), divide, llip and double polygons and so on.
If you want to edit a hierarchical object (that is. An object made up of lots of smaller linked objects) then PixPro 2's new Object requester is a real boon. It allows you to view the relationships between the components that make up an object. If you're not happy with any aspect of such an object. PixPro 2allows you to alter the relationship between a child and parent object such as linking a child object to another object within the hierarchy.
Combine PixPro’s powerful 3D painting and surface editing tools and you can come up with some historic results!
Axiom Inc 0101 612 894 0596 PRICE £199.95 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Workbench 2.0, 2Mb of RAM SPEED • • • • The rendered previews are not only better quality than in version 1 but they are rendered faster too!
MANUAL •••• Apart from the cheap and nasty paper quality, the manual is well written and informative.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • More complicated than our Coverdisk version but still logical in its design.
PixPrn 2 occasionally produces unpredictable results. Loading the lightwave Apache helicopter on the previous page, for example, caused PixPro 2 to go haywire when zooming in too far - the resulting object looked more like an Apache that had flown into a cliff face titan the pride of the L'S airforce! Such problems are rare, however.
3D painting mode sometimes fails to use the currently selected colour too.
Which is annoying because there's no way of telling whether the correct colour is being used until you start painting. Axiom assure us that these bugs are being fixed so hopefully they should have been stamped out bv the time vou read this.
3D OBJECT UTILITY NOVEMBER 1 994 Gripes and hiccoughs aside. PixPro 2 is an impressive utility at a good price.
Although not quite as accessible as its predecessor, version 2 of PixPro is much more powerful - indeed, it's almost a rendering program in its own right! It's wide range of file formats make it the ideal companion to just about any rendering program. Whether you just dabble with Imagine2or you're a serious Ijghheave professional. Pixel 31) Professional v2 is an essential upgrade. O Version 2 is far more than just an object file format converter.
VALUE •••• Perhaps a tad expensive at £199 but buy it through Amiga Format and the price is a lot easier to swallow. (See page 18 for details.)
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ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. E A OE NOVEMBER 1 994 VIDEO DIGITISER ¦j * and truly sewn up. That is. They did until Gordon Harwood's new 1‘roCrnb 2-tRl hn the shelves... ¦As its name suggests, ProGrab 24RT s a real-time 24-bit colour video digitiser that can capture full colour images from any video source capable of providing a composite video signal domestic camcorders, video recorders, LaserDisc players and so on. Surprisingly, ProGrab won't accept an S-VHS signal - a standard feature of all Rombo's Vidi digitisers - which does limit the potential image quality considerably.
Thi* minor indiscretion aside, the l*roGrab hardware is totally top-nolch.
Connecting to the Amiga's parallel port (a PCMCIA version is planned if your parallel port is already occupied), the heart of ProGrab is a 512k frame buffer (offering a resolution of 736x512 pixels) which allows the digitiser to freeze a single frame from the incoming video signal in its own frame buffer memory without the user having to hit die freeze button on their VCR. The frame buffer's contents are then sampled by a 14.318 Mhz. 8-bit A D converter before being transferred into the Amiga's own screen memory.
Bundled with ProGrab a Harwood's own digitising software which controls all the digitiser's major functions. Once it's up and running, you're presented with a front end that - if the chosen font is anydiing to go by - hits obviously been designed for the visually impaired. Being the impatient type, the first thing I wanted to do was to grab an image - after all. Who wants to read a boring old manual when there's a sexy bit of hardware stuck in your parallel port? Unfortunately, grabbing an image is not quite as straightforward as it should be - unlike Vidi, there's no button labelled Grab -
that would be far too easy.
Instead, you must first define an animation by telling ProGrab how many frames you'd like to grab at any one time.
Even if you only want to grab a single frame, you must still define an animation - Amiga digitisers have improved in leaps and bounds since NewTek launched their original DigiView n 1986. Back then digitisers were still relatively new inventions - DigiView, for example, cost well over £200 and could only grab from a (very) stable frozen video signal. Even then, DigiView look well over 10 seconds to grab a single image.
Despite DigiView's inadequacies it is generally believed that those early DigiVieiu grabs did more to promote the Amiga as a digitised images is astounding. When I grabbed from the composite output from a video recorder which was connected to an aerial socket it produced some very sharp images with plenty of contrast and detail. Unless you want to grab frames from your favourite soap operas, however, this feature probably isn't that useful (Vera Duckworth in 262,144 colours? What a frightening thought!).
Like all the other digitisers currently on the market ProGrab really comes into its own when it's connected to a camcorder which is pointed at a live video signal. Camcorders produce perhaps the purest video signals that you could possibly feed into a digitiser, which result in the best possible grabs.
Graphics workstation than anything that Commodore's marketing team ever came up with.
Since then, video digitisers have advanced at a formidable pace. Most recently, Rombo have captured possibly the largest slice of the market with their successful range ofVidi digitisers.
Available in a number of guises ranging from VidiAmign 12 ADA (Rombo's entry level offering) to VidiAmign 24RT(the bee's knees in 24-bit digitising). Rombo seem to have the digitisers market well QUALITY CONTROL Grabbing with ProGrab directly from a video tape produced fairly acceptable results although many of the images were rather blurry and lacked any real definition. To be honest however, ProGrab isn't to blame - with even the most expensive digitisers, you're unlikely to obtain sharp digitised images from domestic VHS video tapes.
Actually, the VHS standard is far from ideal for video digitising because the quality you obtain from even the most capable VHS video decks lacks the sharpness and contrast of more professional video systems.
If you feed ProGrab a live video signal, on the other hand, the difference in the quality of the Pro GHJ i What? A real-time 24-bit frame grabber for just £130?
Surely it can't be done! Jason Holborn put it to the test... VIDEO DIGITISER NOVEMBER 1 994 FUN WITH TELETEXT Bundled with the ProGrab software is a separate utility that claims to transform the digitiser unit into a Teletext adaptor. Unfortunately, due to differences in the way Teletext information is encoded into video signals between different countries, this aspect of the program didn't actually work.
Harwood claim that their engineers are hard at work recoding the Teletext software to cope with the signals transmitted by the BBC and ITV networks so this feature should be fully working by the time you read this.
Once you've found the section of footage that you want to grab using the preview display, clock on to the Rec button which grabs your image into memory.
Which, if you only warn a single image, must contain just one frame (surely an animation with one frame is a static image!). Once this is done, ProGrab then sets aside the necessary memory to hold the requested number of frames (which, if you grab in full colour can take up a huge amount of memory.). Once you've told ProGrab how many frames to grab, you're automatically taken to the grabbing screen. Running along the bottom of this screen is the ProGrab control panel which holds all the various gadgets which control the digitiser's operation - brightness and contrast levels and so on. In the
centre of this panel is a small rectangular window which - when you select the Preview option - displays a realtime greyscale preview of the incoming video signal at a rate of about four frames per second.
Running along the bottom of this control panel are a set of VCR-like buttons which activate the grabbing process.
Clicking on the REC (record) button forces ProGrab to start grabbing frames - if just a single frame is to be grabbed, then it's displayed as a full screen greyscale immediately behind the control panel. If you’re grabbing more than just a single frame, however, the screen is blanked while ProGrab digitises the requested number of frames into memory.
In order to view your image in full colour, all that is required is a single click on the Decode button and ProGrab then converts the 24-bit image data held in memory to the requested screen mode.
ProGrab supports the full range of Amiga screen modes including those offered by the AGA chip set. You can. For example, decode frames into either 256 colours or for the best possible results - 262,144 colour HAMS mode. If you own a 24-bit card, ProGrab even allows you to save its raw image data to disk as a 24-bit IFF.
The ProGrab software also includes fairly rudimentary image processing tools - or fillers as ProGrab's designers call them - which are designed to aid the process of cleaning up an otherwise less than perfect grab.
The only real problem with these filters is that once you've applied a filter to your image data, you're stuck with the results. Which is not necessarily a bad thing if the filter has improved the quality of your grab, but it's a real pain if the quality is degraded.
ProGrab certainly isn't a product that is going to pose any real threat to professional video digitisers like MacroSystems' V-Lab. What it does offer, however, is a quick and easy method of obtaining some very good quality grabs at an attractive price.
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Inrlexrr n2 is a vers- simple utility. It has one menu, a set of on-screen controls and that's about it. It’s not designed to hold detailed records - it's designed for simple lists of collections. So if you enjoy collecting things, you will find this program very useful to keep track of what you've got with the minimum of fuss.
Indexer may sound complicated, but it's 110 hassle once you sit down and play with it. First, vou divide up your main collection into 14 or less fields. These 14 categories are used for all information searches, and collectively the program calls them the DMI - short for Dynamic Menu Index. If you want more than 14 fields, you will need a separate lloppy disk.
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!P SPREADSHEET PROGRAM NOVEMBER 1 994 TurboCalc V2 TURBOCALC V2 23000 92000 The step-by-step tutorial included in the manual makes gelling started easy for people new to spreadsheets. However, it does eventually dump you in the deep end.
The maximum sheet si e is 699x 999,999 cells, although lo have a spreadsheet using every possible cell would need a huge amount of memory - 1 wouldn't recommend TurboCalc for large projects because that isn't its main strength.
The good part of TurboCalc is thal it offers flexible editing and printing options. It comes into its own when producing small, well-presented spreadsheets.
Unfortunately, TurboCalc is a bit buggy.
The spreadsheet half of it is fine, but the features you only use occasionally haven't been tested properly. I asked for a display Spreadsheets are computer programs which let you manipulate huge grids. Each box (or cell) in the grid can include a number, an equation which manipulates the contents of other cells, or a piece of text to help explain what the numbers are.
The everyday tool of accountants, the main use of spreadsheets is for keeping track of money. They are used to gain important information from large wads of data, like how much money you’re making. Or, more typically, losing.
TurboCalc has been available in Germany lor some lime and version 2 was released ihere Iasi year. The best spreadsheet program you can gel for the Amiga is ProCalc from ('.old Disk, who won't be developing any further versions. But development for TurboCalc is continuing.
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Angus Imielsen takes a look at a spreadsheet program that would be ideal for use in a small business.
In this •xampl*. Cell A3 contains a formula to add together cells A1 and A2. Simple stuff.
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Il takes time to appreciate what TurboCalc's sensitive points are, and not do silly things.
This is partly due to the complexity of TurboCalc, which offers extensive Arrxx and macro support. The manual has 90 pages explaining TurboCalc s Arrxx functions - they allow you to write Arrxx scripts which can automate many of TurboCalc’s more complicated functions.
TurboCalc can import files from ProCalc in SY1.K format (a general interchange format for spreadsheets) or CSV Comma Separated Values. Total import compatibilitv is not guaranteed - you can import raw data and basic cell calculations, but a lot of formatting instructions do not Power Computing 0234 273000 PRICE £59.99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Workbench 1.3 up, 1Mb SPEED • • • • • Quite zippy without interlace, but I would recommend a 68030 processor for interlace work.
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ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Very nice front end - encourages you to play with it and learn.
Translate properly from other systems.
TurboCalc can also write in SYLK and CSV, but you can’t export in ProCalc format.
Where TurboCalc scores heavilv is in presentation. It can use CompuGraphic fonts and most of the tweaking functions - such as justification, prefixes and suffixes for different currencies and ivpestvles - are on the toolbar, li also has good database facilities: it's easy to drag a block of data from cells and sei up a database from them. If you wail I to be smart, you can set up sheets as operator-onlv, so input is limited to a specific numlx-r of cells.
TurboCalc isn't a great program, but considering what you get for your money, it's a bargain and is ideal for small business use. O Good, but no AGA 256-colour support which limits the diagram and chart potential to 16 colours.
VALUE • • • • • Good value for occasional and educational use.
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Graeme Sandiford rates and reviews three commercial image processors and picks the top four PD programs which can help you alter your images.
CULLUBM Q •'*» «=?_r *• rsufmBarnammmma, 2!; •: B&'MJSElJf The difference between reality and perccived-reality can be deceptively large.
Today’s computers make short work of deceiving the human mind - fooling it into believing an artificial sound or image is real.
Modern computer imaging techniques are especially impressive, with the right hardware and software, you can alter the appearance of an image drastically. Such is the level of sophistication, that you can make Continued overleaf * RQBOflLPH.JPG (JPEG)_*480 x 6A0 foREV SI Full | Balapce |Copposite| Botate I Size I e alterations and modifications without anyone ever noticing.
More often than not, the people behind the adverts we see each day on TV use these same tools to do the exact opposite - they change normal, everyday images into something unusual or humorous, in the hope that these antics are enough to convince us to buy their products. Without a doubt, the impact that images can create is a very strong one.
The same technology is available to Amiga users. Armed with just an Amiga, the right software and a modicum of talent it’s possible to produce truly stunning images. As you’ve probably got an Amiga already and there’s very little we can do about talent, this article will help you decide which of the Amiga's excellent image processing packages is the best for your needs.
We'll take a look at three commercial packages - ADPro 2.5, ImageFX 1.5 and Personal Paint 4. And to prove that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to get good results, well also take a look at the best Public Domain image processors.
Mmmmm Scanner | Palette I Color | Convolve | Iransfornl Eilter 1 Effect | Render . Buffer | Brush | Blpha | Book | flrexa | Print However, you should be warned that while these packages can make creating good images easier, like any powerful software, they require a substantial amount of memory to run.
The more memory you have on your machine the more you can do with these programs (the image on the opening page of this piece was created on an Amiga with 18Mb of memory).
But what can an image processor do for you?
Image processors are great for creating composite images - an image that combines two or more images into a new one that contains elements of the others. This technique is a great way of creating unusual or even surreal images and is probably the main area in which computer image processing has advantages over more traditional methods.
Image processing’s potential goes beyond simple compositions. You ran create totally new looks and effects that are not possible in the real world, by using mathematical filters and matrices. Almost as a by-product, image processors tend to be able to save images in several different file formats and can therefore also be used as file converters.
Image processors have yet another use - they can enhance images. If you have access to a scanner you can easily improve existing pictures by sharpening them up using filters. With an image processor an an Amiga your imagnation can run riot. Let's take a look at the best commercial and PD programs available © (IMAGEFX.1) InageFX 1.50 (7-0ct-93) 61992,1993 Nova Design Inc., nil Rights Reserved Here's ImageFX in action. The greyscale image is an Alpha channel produced by Lightwave 3.5. The Alpha channel was used to smoothly composite the figure (inset) with the picture o* London shown on the
first page.
Then operate exclusively, any part of the buffer using several methods. You can select by using the Fill tool
- great for irregular shapes - the Polygon tool can select areas
by drawing a continuous line and you can even select an area
using the Freehand tool. The cut and paste options are just as
comprehensive.
ImageFX is the best image processing package on the market - it's powerful, expandable, infinitely controllable and intuitive.
The ImageFX program, unlike AdPro, sports an almost paint package-like front-end which is similar to Photoshop on the Mac but thankfully, a lot cheaper. This interface is a plus, because it provides easy access to features without obscuring the image you are working on too much.
All of the program's tools are represented by icons on a control panel which can be toggled on and off with the right mouse button. It can also be interlaced to enable you to see more of the screen.
The screen that you work on is actually a preview of the 'real' image. There's no need to feel cheated though, the program works on 24-bit image data (like ADPro), but you can take advantage of true- colour images without an external display device.
ImageFX comes with a wealth of filters and hooks that can produce incredible effects.
SPEED • • • • While not that much faster than ADPro on most operations, its Preview mode means you can work quickly.
This means you don't have to worry about the number of colours you use and you can add as many brushes as you like with different colour palettes. To view the image as it will finally appear, you need to render it. It doesn't take as long as a ray-tracer because ImageFX converts the image down to whatever depth your machine can support.
Unfortunately, the conversions to AGA 256-colour mode are far from impressive - ADPro, Personal Paint and Dpaint, do a better job. There's also no support for HAM8 displays or file-saving. However, Viewtek is supplied and can be used to convert images to HAM8.
Although it's easy to follow, it could explain some areas in a bit more in depth.
FEATURES • • • • As many different functions as you could wish for.
VALUE • • • • This program is great value considering its powerful and controllable tools.
As well as looking like a paint package, ImageFX has many of the tools you would associate with that type of program. It has the usual Drawing and Fill tools and one of the sexiest airbrushes around. When it comes to file formats ImageFX matches ADPro and just about comes out top. Like ADPro, it takes a modular approach to loader and saver files. A PD PhotoCD is now also available - see the boxout on PhotoCD on page 120. The battle between Operators (or Convolutions) is also quite close. But ImageFX's custom filter and ability to apply operations to limited regions tip the scales in its
favour.
“Move over ADPro, ImageFX is now definitely the best Amig.
Image processor.” However, where ADPro's butt gets a kicking is in the selection department. ImageFX can select and IMAGE PROCESSING ADPro 2.5 I * p £103.70 ¦ Meridian Software Distribution ¦ 081-543 3500 ASDG's Art Department Professional, has been the favourite son of the Amiga's image processing world for some years now. However, recently it has encountered some serious competition, particularly in the shape of ImageFX.
If you are used to a paint package interface, then you'll find ADPro's interface completely foreign. It offers the greatest contrast of the programs reviewed between image processors and paint packages and makes no pretence of being anything other than it is - an image processor.
Yet once you become familiar with its way of working you'll find a host of powerful features. It is also one of the most adaptable image processors. The interface is actually quite simple, consisting of several panels. The main panel is used for general functions such as opening, saving and rendering files and it also displays information about the buffer that is being worked on as well as the rendering screen.
The program's other functions can also be accessed by opening lists and you can open the Loader or Saver lists when you wish to open or save a file of a particular format. One of ADPro's strong points is the number of file formats it can load and save. Three of the Loaders merit special mention. The Backdrop Loader can create background patterns from a maximum of four colours. The Backline Loader produces a similar effect, using lines. The program can now load Fractal 2000 images directly.
One of ADPro's best new abilities is its control over compositing images. When loading images you can choose to replace the existing buffer or composite the new with the old. Using the composite option you have extensive control over where the images are placed, the degree they are mixed and their transparency. The transparency controls can use any colour - or range of colours - you wish, or even an Alpha Channel.
ADPro has a powerful range of Operators that alter and even enhance an image. These, as well as the loaders, are in a modular form so you can add to the range of functions and file formats that are supplied.
ADPro has certainly been revamped and beefed up and the wide variety of graphics tools that are compatible with it help ensure that it remains a popular program.
SPEED • • • • This program is no slouch, although like most image processors it really needs a fast machine.
"Although ADPro has been relegated to second place. It's still incredibly powerful.” VALUE •• Although it's not exactly cheap its functions justify its price.
90% ADPro filters have always been its strong point and now it has even more.
While there is no lack of features it lacks ImageFX1 s degree of control.
The manual is lucid and has some good tutorials and demonstration images.
Nwfii Personal Paint Personal Paint has some very good filters and its custom filter can be used to create your own.
£69.95 ¦ Ramiga ¦ 0690 770304 SPEED ••• Unfortunately, Personal Paint is not in the same league as the others when it comes to speed.
A little vague and could do with some good tutorials.
Excellent for a paint package, average for an image processor.
VALUE •••• Not as powerful, but cheaper than either ADPro or ImageFX.
"It's primarily a paint package, but Ppaint still sports some You are probably wondering what on earth Personal Paint is doing in an image processor round-up? Well, the fact of the matter is that although it's primarily a paint package, it actually has some image processing capabilities.
As you would expect Personal Paint has a paint program-like interface. It's very similar in layout to Dpaint and has all the usual painting and drawing tools. But unlike other paint packages it can apply filters using its image processing tool. If you select the image format option on the Project menu you can perform a number of operations on the whole image.
You can also perform operations on a limited region by simply clicking on the Limited Region tool - clicking on its icon more than once changes the mode of operation. You can process an area as defined using the Marque mode - drawing a square around an area. The Freehand mode is useful for creating irregularly shaped areas. The Final mode uses the current brush as a template, which can produce some very interesting effects.
Values. It can also reduce the number of different colours that the image uses, and does it very well.
Although it can load 24-bit images, Ppaint doesn't do it internally with 24-bits and its file format support is limited compared to ADPro and ImageFX - it can only save files as IFF, GIF, PCX or as C source code.
Despite its limitations. Personal Paint can still be used effectively as a budget image processor.
Excellent tools.
80% Personal Paint is also great at adjusting colour ranges. You can alter a picture's palette by changing its colour, contrast brightness and RGB % NOVEMBER 1 994 IMAOE PROCESSING IMAGE FORMATS In the graphics world images are not saved In the same manner, in fact there are almost as many formats as programs.
A good image processor should support as many of these as possible. Often, they have unique advantages and the more formats that are supported the more files you have access to.
Here is a brief description of some of the most common.
PHOTO CD Photo Cds are CD-ROMs that contain scanned images of photographic quality. To transfer yoor photographs to Photo CD format all you need to do is take in or send a 35mm camera film to a film developer that supports this process (like Boots).
However, you need special software to view or convert these images. You'll also need a multi-session capable CD-ROM drive, because Photo Cds are multi-session discs. This is so you can add photographs in more than one session.
PS HAMLab Plus This program Digital Digital Illusions is another old- timer, although not quite as long in the tooth as HAMLab. It takes the same button bank approach, with buttons for the various image operators and functions.
Its image operators include scaling and cropping options. It can also flip and rotate images and adjust their brightness and has a number of interesting filters such as spiral effects and starbursts. Surprisingly it has an animation editor too, which, although relatively simple is useful. However, the program is badly let down by its old-fashioned interface and annoying file requester.
Illusions is among the oldest of the PD packages and has proved popular for some time. Its design is reminiscent of older version of ADPro, with banks of buttons for different loading and saving files, adjusting colour levels and screen modes. The program also has a useful crop function for reducing an image's size. Unfortunately, HAMLab Plus's age is starting to tell - although it is still a good program its interface is cumbersome and not very adaptable.
Not enough file formats are supported and HAMLab Plus doesn't have the features to compete with newer 78% 67% PROGRAM AGA SUPPORT ANIMATION SCANNER SUPPORT TEXT? JPEG ADPro 2.5 Full Yes * Yes Yes Personal Paint Yes No ¦ Scanner support for ADPro is available separately TABLE OF FEATURES PROGRAM COMPOSITION NO. CONVOLUTIONS CUSTOM CONVOLUTIONS MORPHING BRUSH MANIPULATION VIRTUAL MEMORY AREXX SCALING ADPro 2.S Yes 19 No No No No Yes Yes BlackBoard v3 BlackBoard started life as a PD program, but has recently been upgraded to version 3 and become Licenceware. Like its commercial counterparts,
BlackBoard v3 takes a modular approach to adding filters and functions. Almost every function is loaded as a separate module and guidelines are provided so programmers can create their own modules.
The program comes with a surprising number of functions. It can perform most of the common convolutions such as embossing effects and pixelation. However, it even has its own morphing package as well as independent bulging and warping modules. In the PD world BlackBoard is the premiere image processing program.
ImageStudio 1.01 ImageStudio 1.01 is the new kid on the PD image processing block. It's a Shareware package that seems to have been heavily influenced by ADPro 2.5. Its interface comprises several windows, one for a Preview of the image being operated on.
One for the available Convolutions and another for the built-in Effects such as negative. It also has a window for controlling the image's Balances. These include Brightness, Contrast and Gamma. For each of them you can choose which of the RGB channels are affected. You can also create your own custom Convolutions. It's a promising package which is just pushed into second place by BlackBoard.
IMAGE COMPOSITION This is one of the advantages of digital images, you can combine two separate images into one. Most programs either use Alpha channels or colours to do this. Alpha channels are 8-bit greyscale images that usually define the shape of a foreground image. They can be used to create a variety of effects or to make seamless compositions. These two methods make an area of an image transparent so that parts of the image underneath show through. If the background colour is chosen to become transparent then any areas filled with this colour let the other image show through. With
practice, this can be used to startling effect.
CONVOLUTIONS Also known as filters or operators, this tool can mathematically distort an image. It can be used to emulate natural effects such as oil painting and mosaic tiling or create completely new ones. A custom filter is a good function to have, as you can create your own effects. As you can do this by simply adding a few Os or 1s in a matrix you can even borrow effects from other programs.
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D216 EXPLORER Classic routines .aizoo ONLY* MUS C DEMOS M148 DANCE WAR Groat high energy music M153 EXTEMPORIZED High quality atmospheric music M149 LUFICER - "CYBER ’PUNK ROCK Inbetween sacnfices (Joke?), this guys a pretty talented musician too M150 LUCIFER • PAN&EMONAEOn More tunes from the BsofhelP 151-Ml52 (2 OISKS) AMIOADEUS II Synthesised recreations of five Mozart compositions By Rob baxter -a M154-M155 (2 DISKS) BLUES SYMPHONIES Maunbng atmosphenc music *A'?oc Ontv* AA fMATfOA S A178 SUICIDE MAN 3 latesl installment m thts uck senes OVER 18’S ONLY PLEASE -REG- 1 SMEG* A176-A177 (2
DISKS) SENSILLY SOCCOR Amusmg cartoon based on Sensible Soccor .HEQURF 2 MEG* T67-T68 Secrets from the occufl OVER 18 S ONLY T69 LUCIFER’S WICKED GRIMOIRE More mformabon £ DUCATfOH E90 ROME Architecture and ontortamment ot ancient Rome Subjects aro covered at GCSE level Shareware E91 SMARTY DEMO Two games tor children with Autism E92-E93 (2 DISKS) APOLLO 11 - Multimedia Hyperbook on the historic man on the moon space race E94 RUNEMASTER Rune stone castor, predictor and translator E95 KIDS DISK 5 - Educational games for kxJs by D Moran G347 THE SWORD OP YIOG Graphical RPG Good G343 HAJIME
CARDS • Erotic cards lor Kloortke Deluxe G344 SHEPHERD mcrertWe Populas genre done A superb God game not to be missed WiB Wow your mmd *A G345 HOI AGA Re ml. Fantastic moft-ieveleO platform . You won’t bekeve how good thrs is *Ai200 0*tv* SENSITIVE Shareware done of the C64 puzzle G349 GREEN 5 • Level one of this mcrerttrie shareware Looks a bit like Another World and Flashback THE UNUSUAL CASE OF DOCTOR STRANGE Platform game wrth groat graphics and humour -NOT asc* G348 KNIGHTS v2.5 Great 2 player medieval dungeon game wrth toads of features -NOT amo* G351 ANIME CARD SET Cartoon Manga style
card set tor Klondike Deluxe G352 TREK CARDS Star Trok cards for Klondike Deluxe G353 ANT WARS 1.9 Lemmings stylo player Vs player ame.
ORBIT - Four Light Cycles genre variations G355 NANO FLY • High tech arcadepuzzle game G356 THERMO NUCLEAR WARFARE 2 player wargame G357-G358 CYBERTECH CORP 2 DISKS) ftnlliant Alien Breed type game *A1200 ONI v* G359 ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE 2 Blast the ZomWes to pieces. Lots of GORE *Ai?oo Oni.v* G360 KNIGHTWOODE • 2 part text adventure G361 SPECTRUM GAMES VOL.1 Spectrum games Requires emulator Snapshot format G362 SPECTRUM GAMES VOL 2 As above G363 SPECTRUM GAMES VOL.3 As above G364 SPECTRUM GAMES VOL 4 As above t T LfTfES U434 VIRUS WORKSHOP v3.8 Recogmses 197 (and more) frie viruses and over 285
bootWock viruses Essential owners -NOT ASM* U445 AMIGA DOS TUTORIAL Begmners g*0e lor Workbench 2 0-30 Arrugas U439 BMENU v?.2 - Compde your own disks and use this U442 FOOTBALL ICONS Icons displaying the shirts of all the World cup tmais teams Plus the Scotish and English Premier divisions ' ?00 Onl v. U443 AMIGA DOS GUIDE v1.0 - Provides useful help on whai the DOS commands aro and what they do Plus many of the common Dos error codes explained In English, etc.. U444 GAME WARPER 20 Hacks and cheats for 10 top games plus the Custom Poko Machlno that will allow you to use Action Replay Pokes on
your fave games without tne need of that expensive cartndge *a 1200 only* U437 AMOS EXTENSIONS Seven great AmoiAmos Pro
o both languages _________________ f version of this football Wi
database and statistics analyser Bug fixed version THE DESIGNER
v1.42 Demo version of this GUI designer for C and Pascal
programmers -not A500 U436 BLITZ SHAPE EDITOR vl.1 • For Bfctz
basic coders Shareware demo version U449 ZXAM SPECTRUM EMULATOR
AGA v1.3 - Optimised Soeccy emulator to nxi games as last as
poss rie includes games -aizcx: o*k *• U4S0 DISK MANAGER 4.0
Database for your DOS rtsks fries from the disks -NOT A5CO-
Revised version Couple of added Downgrades fOcfcstart 2 0TS 0
to 1 3 Focribe* pools pmddor U323 FOOTY Football leagua
databaaa Prints various Types of statistics plus match
predictions U293 PAR BENCH Armga nMwortmg software U3S3
TERMINUS 2.0d Modem software U300 NCOMM 3.0 • Lastesi version
of this incredbty popular commurucatlons package U383 SPECTRUM
EMULATOR VI.7 Run Spectnan games on your Amiga load In software
via a sampler U103 MESSYSlD H Transfer nios lo and trom Amiga
DOS and PC MSDOS disks U369-370 (2 DISKS) SC ALA BACKGROUNDS
Hires backdrops tor use with Scaia U34? SUPER LEAGUE 3.40 -
Fully configurable Football league datat- bese loads of
loatures U404 GURU Teas you whet those errors are U402 AMIGA
GUIDE TO COMMS E verything you cou« ever want to know about
Modem comuncatlone Very weB written -NOT A500* U375 BBC
EMULATOR Rixi BBC software on We great emulator U382 PRINTER
DRIVERS One hundred and moet omter makes and mode* U318 BUTZ
BLANKER Screen blanker wth modtiea *YI~ A500* 1X07 VtOEO
TRACKER Create mpreearve d progremmrg knowledge U41S FORCASTER
Moreng racing prertctor U419 LECedA.ECeem Aaaerrbly programmr
compiler AB set up ten primer dnvers lor loads of noveay Hanker
I U236 - Photo copiers. Office. Men at work.
U230 - Food U224 • S»gn boards. Star Trek. Chnetmaa U223 - Sports. Transport. Wort U221 • Anatomy. Buildings. Chnetmaa. Holidays U220 • Animals. People. Places U218 Cartoons. Construction. Religion. School, Wedrtngs U386-U388 (3 DISKS) WILDLIFE CLIP ART U100 - Teddy bean U96 • Easter Christmas. Jungle Anmats. Faces U2SI - Batxes. Furniture. Specs Skeletons U233 • Christmas U229 - Cars. Flowery decorations. Cup-1 Hearts U227 • Palm trees Party xwitee. Maps of Europe. Postage U226 W*d west. Crowds of people. Framee. Signs U225 - Fancy letters Cars. Cute A wi** U222 Mus* Srihouenes Symbols. Teddy
beers U3S6-366 (10 DISKS) MILITARY Cl** ART U38S • Anatomy 0389 Anatomy £PV smtKiA rtJQ C(impress your hard drive up U 50%, doubling the capacity.
Added automatic installation, compression and removal feature E75 THE OARK ROOM Laam how photographs are developed E59 STAR VIEW Displays all the stars planets, and consteaaoons With zoom faokty E16 CHESS TUTOR Four programs that take you through the rotes to taking pen m hotonc matches E52 COLOUR THE ALPHABET E4t FRACTIONS Teeches end tests you on (.)mg. Wig. «)mg. And l Vig w i trecbons E49 E5t (3 DISKS) DESKTOP OutOE TO MUSIC Everyirwig you ever wanted you know about electron* rrow *%OT A50o* E44 THE MATMS ADVENTURE Maths problems integrated rto an adventure gems E74 EASY SPELL It Speang
game NOT A50G E46 UTTLE TRAVELLER Useful riformation on the Worlds popular travel apott For holiday makers E23 TOTAL CONCEPTS • ASTRONOMY Lott of prehistoric Earth E76 FRENCH WORD TESTER Title name speaks for itself -MOT A500* El? UNITS Spood. Timo. Wolght. Longth. Angles, force, density, volume Measurement conversions E36 STEAM ENGINE Cross eeclion animation of a steam engine See how they work, with labels E37 FOUR STROKE PETROL ENGINE Cross section animation of a car petrol engine E42 GAS TURBINE ENGINES Croes section arv- mabons of an okJ and modem turbine jet engines ES4 STIRLING ENGINE
CTO*S section an-naoons of the Sftrtng engne E56-57 (2 DISKS) AMERICAN FOOTBALL Comproneniswe •luetrated row book of it* sport E66 KIOS DISK 2 Maths Maze Beet Sheets Shape sorter Ertkammert games E55 COMMUNICATE Teeches you Morse code Brass flags s*gn languago otc Good rimng tod EM DESERT STROM HYPERBOOK VMS merka Day by day acoxx* o ssfcjrmruRe T44 Antony & Cleopatra Julias Caesar Midsummer fkghts Dream Macbeth T45 Robinson Crusoe T46 As You Like II A Lovers Complaint Cymbellne. Hamlet T48 The Winters Talo Penclos. Prince 01 Tyre Two Gentleman Of Verona The Rape Ot lucrece T49 Romeo & Juliet
Tradgogy Ot Corlolanui The Sonnets The Passionate Pllgnm The Pheom* A The Turtle T50 Twelve Night lovee’s Labour's Loet Venus and Addonis Trodus A Crowda T51 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy of Errors All's Wet) That Ends We) Merchant of Versce T52 Paradse lost Book t to 12 TS3-T54 (2 DISKS) THE HIAO Books 1 to 24 T55 Much Ado About Nothing Othedo Measure lor Measure T56 Henry the S-»th Pert 1 to 3 T57 THE OOYSSEV Book 1 to 24 T58 A Tele of Two Okas T59 Tansng of The Shraw T*us Androrscus Txnon of Athens The Tempest • T6t The Adventures of Tom Sawyer T62 Through The lodung Glass Ahc m Wonderland
T63 The Time Medwie The War ot the Work* ONLY DEMOS D 88-0189 (2 DISKS) BtG TIME SENSUALITY Wow D185 FATAL MORGANA includes BeevH and Buhhead D1&4 FULL MOON Lott of atmosphere 0172-0173 (2 DISKS) ORKMN Popular demo D193 BEYOND BELIEF - Heavy duty demo D180 EMPTY HEAD Produced by two top cortng groups D172-0173 (2 DISKS) ORIGIN One to impress your non Amiga ownng chums wth 0201-0202 (2 DISKS) OED 2 (mpreeenw follow up 0203 MINA OMISTAN Men muwc video on a disk GAMES G282 MEGABALL AGA Superb arkanold dona In 258 colours G296-297 (2 DIDKS) MOTOROLA INVADERS Shoot-em- up lor AGA computers G283-285
(3 DISKS) KLONDIKE DELUXE AGA Fantastic card game. Each card shows a different 258 colour pcture Glamourous ladies G319 CINDY CARDS New set of C*Wy Crawford cards for Klondike Deluxe owners G326 MSS THE CANVAS Boxing game wdh large G365 WAYNE S WORLD PONG Pong game wdh rtgMsod aarrpiet Pretty neat S108-Si09 (2 DISKS) FIT CM1X 1 S110-S111 (2 OISKS) FIT CHIX 2 SI 12-S113 2 OISKS) FIT CMW 3 S114 BOOY SHOP ¦ Si 15-Si 18 (2 DISKS) BOOY 8HO St 17-Si IB (2 DISKS) BOOY SHOP V St 19 ERIKA ELENIAK 5122 BEACH BABES 1 5123 BEACH BABES 2 5124 BEACH BABES 3 5125 BEACH BABES 4.
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( J GAMES Conversions of Mr Do ara Dig Dug Arcade classics 6339 DEFENDER • Faithful cdn-op conversion G273-274 (2 DISKS) 8TARBASE 13 Sd FI graprtc adventure interface stmriar to Monkey Island G222 CHESS GAMES GNU Cheee.v r as:.-. and Chaaa 2 0 (for a* Anega’s) G280 BLACK DAWN 30 penpeebve dungeon game w an Aken Breed scenario G210-211 (2 OISKS) TALISMAN - Huge con driven graph* adven- hae -i £QUiRf 'M .*«VTES* G241 Bl PE RIAL WALKER Take control of an X-Wng ftgraer and stop the Impenai Walters trom reatfang Via AJSed HQ 30 Game G299 HK3H OCTANE Overhead reong game lor 1 or 2 players The best
graphics n a PO reong game G286-287 (2 DISKS) EXORCISM S-aeler graph* text adventure *1 haunted house G257 DELUXE PACMAN Greet Pecman done G265 BONDMINE 13 Boulder Clone at I • beat G268 SLAMBALL - Futunabc American football management game G269-270 (2 DISKS) 18th HOLE • Goff game G307 DARTS Darts game G294 FLEUCH V2 Thrust done G300 V CHESS 2.0 Featured packed Chess game Everything you could imagine and more-NOT AslO G304 DELUXE GALAGA - Fabulous shoof-am-up Amazing graph- ICS *NOT A500* G317 HYPER DRIVE The fastest Amiga game ever One or two player space ship reong and reflex busier Wow
-NOT Avm G314 A DAY AT THE RACES Horse racing management game G318 SOLAR LORDS 2 to 4 player space strategy game -NOT A50O G310 GORE The class* arcade game G32' WIPEOUT On of Vie beet looking PO shoot-em-upe around G322 AUTOMOeA.ES The doses! Vwig 10 Skidmarks dong (he PO cacuL G323 PARAOROtO 64 Clone of vw Class* Commodore 84 G33’ SUPER LEAGUE MANAGER ¦ Footbea management game G325 ACT OF WAR V1.4 ScpeTO actxm strategy wargame Ike Laser SquadBroech G327 PJP FORMULA 1 MANAGER Rtfi your own racing tear G328 RAISE THE TITANIC 30 Vector undersea adventure
V. good G330 CAG v3.1 - Produce proteswona. Graph* lert
adventures wUhout any programmmg knowledge G324 TASKFORCE
Strategy war game G182 TREASURE ISLANO For younger players G35
JAR Crystal Castles dona G221 BOW 6 ARROW Archery game G128
TOTAL WAR Based on the strategy board game Risk G28 THE HOLY
GRAIL Taxt adventure G312-G313 (2 DISKS) MR MEN OLYMPICS •
Docathlon game with the l he Mr Men characters G25S AMOS
CRICKET Shareware Cncket gamo G342 SCRABBLE The great word
board game G332 ORELBS Clone of the C64 game G339 DEFENDER The
best done yet G340 OVERLANDER • Like Moon Buggy G341 KUNOFU
CHARUES Platform Deatem-up t mmes 11418 NO SAMPLER •? Swvw*
-uk module rpp t U379 LANDSCAPE Garden landscape desrgne- U384
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compos The best U314 OCTAMED TUTOR Tutorial tor Octamed U324
JC GRAPH Grapfvchkrt croetor U344 DCLITRACKER Mus module
player •'.QT A5X- U331 AMIBASE PRO I Easy to oparato database
U304 TEXT ENGINE v4 1 Word proc«sor wrth m bud) spet checker
ExeSent U311 EASY CALC PLUS Spread sheet •’•OT *5» U327
DISKSAL V 2 Cornari dak data recovery system Work lor both
ttoppw* and hard drives *’-0T ASOC- U296 GRINDER Pcture format
convertor Supports Amiga and many Non Amiga tormats (PC. Atan
MAC.
Etc ) You will need a hard drive and ? Megs of memory U303 INVENTORY V2 Stock controller lor busnesses U377-U378 (2 DISKS) A84 EMULATOR V3.0 Commodore 64 Emulator latest version U345 REORO v3.11 Onk opwroser *NOT Ay» U281 D-COPY 3.1 Odfc djpfceaton software U273 ACCOUNT MASTER v2.1 Personal accounts manager Very professorial U158 NO ERRORS Formats and hOes hard errors on floppies and hard drnes Don t chuck those bed dscs’U366 TRONIC AD Schemat* CAO pekage U354 LYNAPUNOVIA Fractals ManrSebrot generator 1X21 GOLF SCORE ANALYSER Your own perse** Go* score statutes database enaMser U423 X BEAT PRO
Computer Drum ut 1X24 StRDS Random Dot Steroogrom generator 1X25 WORD UTMTICS Spear checker An* am
• ofver etc 1X27 EPOCH MASTER vJO Diary, calender WontTWt
scheduler and wipe acoxrti package SCAN89 KclUWl ART WORK AMO
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PLEASE HAKE ALL CHEXAIES POSTAL 0R3ERS IN CTERLINS PAYABLE TO (JKOIM) ZLKU SOFTWARE SEA 0 yOUR ORDERS TO: GROUND ZERO SOFTWARE af65) 4 CHANDOS ROAD REDLAND BRISTOL. BS6 6PE ENGLAND TELEPHONE 0272 741462 (9am-6.00pm M-F) Jason Holborn has fun with SIRDs, adds 128Mb of RAM to his Amiga and still finds time to save a distant planet from oppression!
How does he do it?
E WORLD SCORE 0001300 5 r 15 r p* 5 r E r E n f 15 n 15 n !5 n BUTTONMENU ButtonMenu (above) enables you to create a window containing buttons which will run all your favourite utilities.
ERIK Combing classic platform action with some great graphics and sound, Erik (right) is a sure-fire PD hit.
| | , | -, ' I ' I ' f - xRo5 ooooo Originally destined to be a full-scale commercial game Erik (FI Licenceware. Disk Kl-048) by programmer David Parsons is now available as licenceware because the software company that intended to release it went bust.
And the platform game's commercial origins certainly show. Erik boasts great graphics and the sort of gamepiay that’s sadly lacking in many commercial releases - it should be at the top of every PD buyer's shopping list.
Don't expect anything particularly innovative from Erik, but look forward to screen after screen of solid baddy-blasting, level-hopping platform action. You can also pick up cash to buy power-ups such as triple-wav bullets and flamethrowers, in shops dotted throughout the game.
There are plenty of 'launch pad' utilities available for the Amiga - programs which allow you to nut your most commonly-used applications 'nwiipHL I t lidlL- . B7| TERM 4.0 Don’t be a sad unsociable so’n’so - talk to the outside world with a modem and a copy of Term 4.0. by clicking on a gadget or selecting a pull-down menu item rather than having to click through endless directories to find the program's icon.
Most of these utilities simply allow you to extend the Workbench Tools menu so that you can run a program by selecting it from there.
ButtonMenu (Cynostic, disk U0279), on the other hand, takes a slightly different approach. It enables you to create a window on your Workbench screen which contains a specified number of buttons, each of which can be assigned a program. You can. For example, assign a button to Dpaint, another to Pixel 3D Professional another to PageSetler 2 and so on. When you click on a particular button. ButtonMenu then loads that program into memory.
Included with the program is a separate editor to create a file containing all the information on your buttons. Thanks to this utility, setting up your own custom button window is easy. ButtonMenu is a brilliandy-executed utility.
Although the quality of Amiga PD is exceptionally high it's still rare to find a PD program that matches the quality of its commercial counterparts.
Meet the exception - Term 4.0 (Cynostic. Disk U0278A). Although there are commercial communications programs available for the Amiga, none come close to the power and ease of use that Olaf Barthel. The author of Term 4.0, has managed to code into his exceptional Amiga communications package. Written specifically for Workbench 2.0 (or greater) Amigas. Term 4.0 is without doubt the most comprehensive and powerful Com ms package available for the Amiga.
Amongst its impressive list of features. Term
4. 0 offers fast VT-220 terminal emulation, support for custom
terminal emulation modules, file transfer through the use of
commonly available XPR libraries (of which many are bundled
with the program) and a user interface to die for. Put simply,
this is one PD program that has everything but the kitchen
sink. If you have a modem and a Workbench 2.0-based Amiga,
then you simply must get your hands on a copy of Term 4.0. PD
authors have tried their best to produce Monkey Island-type
adventure games with varying degrees of success. The latest
attempt at a Pl) arcade adventure is Relics Of Imdroneye (FI
l. icenceware). a £6.99 four-disk game which has been programmed
completely using AMOS Professional by a chap called Lee
Bamber.
Tee's game is very similar in style to Simon The Sorcerer. Just like Simon, your character is controlled by forming sentences by clicking on kev words which run along the bottom of the screen.
Whenever a sentence is formed, vour animated character then puts it into action.
Both the gamepiay and the quality of Relics' graphics are totally top notch, as are the very well thought out puzzles. At the start of tbe game you find yourself cooped up in a dingy prison cell with a magician and a rather grim looking rat. After talking to the magician, you're told that in order to escape the cell, you must find him some food.
How you find food for the old man is left down to your powers of deduction and the steel toe caps on your bools (oops!... I've given away a clue!).
The puzzles arc pitched at just about the right difficulty level and Belies Of Imdroneye is this month's pick of the PD games.
Unless you've spent the hist few years mining coal in darkest Siberia, you cannot have helped but notice just how popular SIRD images have Continued overleaf • (A HI H H 9 0 Z HI IU t 0 0 & become. You know, the collection of coloured dots which, if you stare at them for long enough, reveal a hidden picture - or so we're told, I still can’t see anything more than dots. But if you want to create your own SIRI) images, Kcw-II have released SIRI) Generator (Ul 156) for all Workbench 3.0-based Amigas, which can create images with up to 256 colours.
One use is for running the Unix operating system, but having used Unix extensively I can assure you that watching paint dry is more fun.
Another (or should that be the other) use is to run a Virtual Memory System, a program that allows you to set aside a section of your hard drive which your Amiga treats as RAM. .As a result, it's possible to fool your machine into thinking it has hundreds of megabytes of memory available.
Up until now. The only Virtual Memory system available for the Amiga was GigaMem but now the I’D libraries have something to offer in the form If your Amiga has an '030 or an '040 processor then the chances are your machine has a Memory Management Unit (MMU). That's all fine and dandy, but what’s the point in having one?
WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IM THIS ISSUE KEW-II PO Box 672, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 SYS. Tel: 081-657 1617.
FI LICENSEWARE. 31 Wellington Road. Exeter, Devon EX2 9DU (no phone).
CYNOSTIC PD. Office 01, Little Heath Industrial Estate, Old Church Road, Coventry. Tel: 0203 681687.
Of VMM (Cynostic disk U0294). Similar in operation to GigaMem, VMM allows you to set aside up to 128Mb of hard disk space as virtual RAM. It works by paging data very quickly between your hard disk and a temporary buffer. You can set aside an entire hard disk partition (the safest and fastest method), a file (the most flexible method) or a pseudo partition (a combination of the two).
Fonts are crafty little blighters. It's fairly easy to keep track of what programs are installed on your hard disk, but fonts are a different matter altogether. I.ike rabbits in the Spring, they seem to increase at an impossible rate. Each time a new program is installed, more fonts can creep on to your boot partition without you even realising it.
How do you keep track of them? Simple - you use ShowFonl (Cynostic, disk U0291).
ShowFonl handles standard bitmapped and CompuGraphic outline fonts and it even shows colour fonts in their default colours. It's only real fault is a slow screen update and unresponsive user interface - if you can put up with occasionally having to wait, ShowFonl is well worth obtaining. O TOP *IO GAMES AMD UTILITIES Every month we peruse the bestseller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it's the turn of: KEW-II PD 081-657 1617 1.
SuperDisk 2.1A U1106 2.
MapMaker 2000 (WB 3.0 only) D1060 3.
DiskSalv 2 U1110 4.
Bomb Pac (AGA) G1086 5.
Magic Workbench Extras 2.0 U1113 6.
DMS 2.03 U1101 7.
Magic Workbench 1.2 U1072 8.
Reorg 3.11 U1082 9.
AGA Spectrum Emulator 01041
10.
Workbench 2 3 Utils 4 U1114 VISA FROZE NFISH RESM FISH SUB lloT StuFF 4 I) Oilier ('l)ROMs £I*).W i CDS MULTIMEDIA TOOL KrT i CD19 NETWORK ..... £14 99 i CD33 THE AMOS LIBRARY CD i CD34 ASSASSINS GAMES CO i CD38 MULTIMEDIA TOOLS 2 i CD42 CLIPART------------£9 99 iCOll SOURSE CODE I CD14 INTERNET INFO I CD 15 CLIPART CORNUCOPIA I CD16 AMINET II I C044 SOUNDS TERRIFFIC i CD26 LOCK AND LOAD GAMES Fonts & Clipart £19.99 The Protessional CD J AA V1531 SPEC (AGA) vf .35 VI257 Games 1-4 .... 4) VI261 Games 5-8 .... (4) V1338 Games ©-12 .. (4) MEGALOSOUND £34.99 Future Entertainment Show
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17 BIT CONTINUATION (DISK 3) £19.99 More 17 Bit disks from 2301 lo 2800 and the entire Assassins games disk collection up to disk 140! Even includes a full menu 4 search for disks 1 4 2!
AM1NET 111 JULY 94 EdmON £19.99 Over 3500 Amiga programs from the Internet, including games, utils, demos, modules 4 graphics.
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LOCK N LOAD CD £19.99 1000 Public Domain games ready to run.
MULTIMEDIA TOOLKIT CD £19.99 Everything you need for multimedia applications. Fonts. Clipart, Music.
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3348 ROBS HOT STASH 12 They keep coming!
3347 ROBS HOT STASH 11 You Love Em!
X3346 SPECTRUM EM. VI .3 AGA Machines only Emulator.
3345 AWARD MAKER 2 Design 4 print merit awards.
3344 PANASONIC STUDIO Got a Panasonic? Get this!
3343 EPU DISK STAKKER VI.63 Doubles hard drive space.
3342 (AB) MAGIC WB EXTRAS Extra icons for Magic WB.
3341 FINAL WRAPPER Wraps text for Final Writer 3340 (ABC) TERM V4.0 Superb comms package!
3339 LOST PRINCE DEMO Demo of the CLR game.
3338 PICTURE MATHS Answer questions to build pics.
3337 (ABCDE) CHARLEY CAT 10 Jap Cal Japes' 2Mb animation.
3336 (AB) TIME ZONE Poinl 4 click adventure.
3335 LOCK OUT V2.1C Prevents access to hard drives.
X3334 BETTY PAGE CARDSET Another Klondike AGA Cardset.
X3333 STARTREK CARDSET Yet another Klondike cardset.
X3332 GIF BEAUTIES 18 X3331 GIF BEAUTIES 17 X3330 GIF BEAUTIES 16 X3329 GIF BEAUTIES 15 X3328 GIF BEAUTIES 14 X3327 GIF BEAUTIES 13 X3326GIF BEAUTIES 12 X3325G1F BEAUTIES 11 Loads more lush lovelies!
3324 RELOKICK 1.41 Improved degradcr.
3323 COLONIAL CONQUEST II Strategy Conquest Game.
3322 JAPANESE LANGUAGE Hiragana, Vocab 4 Wordaday.
3321 (AB) JAPAN DICTIONARY 2 Disk Drives required.
3320 PRODRAW GENIES Loads o( useful Genies!
3319 AMICOM V2.1 Packet radio terminal program.
3318 PGP V2.3 Controversial Encryption Prog.
3317 (AB) BLUES SYMPHONIC Nice Blues music disk.
X3316 STELLAR DEMO 2Mb Fast RAM required!
3315 DESKTOP MAGIC Modular Screenblanker.
3314 FRUIT MANIA DEMO Shareware fruit machine game.
3313 SUPERLEAGUE V3.51 Football Rugbv League Editor 3312 KIDS DISK 5 3 Educational progs for kids.
3311 MARTIAL SPIRIT DEMO Shareware beat em up game!
3310 PRO GAMBLE VI.O Horse Racing Predictor 3309 THE GREAT GOLD RAID Classic Vic 20 conversion!
3308 SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MANAGER Manage vour own teams!
3307 ACT OF WAR MISSIONS More extra missions!
3306 SOLO ASSAULT Shades of Wing Commander here!
3305 MARBLES Good puzzle game!
3304 SEED OF DARKNESS 1 Mb Adventure game.
3303 REVENGE ANIMATION 2Mb hedgehogs get revenge!
X3302 NLP RENDERSHOW Superb AGA rendered pictures.
3301 PAINT IT Kiddies art package.
3300 CG FONTS VOLUME 11 Even more CG fonts!
3299 CYBERPUNK NOW ISS.2 Cyberpics 4 stories!
3298 THE MAD PREACHER Superb rave preachv demo!
3297 ACCOUNT MASTER V3C Very popular accounts prog.
3296 NANO FLY Nice Shootem up.
3295 ASI AUDIO MAGIC 7 Another load of audio utils.
3294 ASI MULTIPRINT 4 More Assassins print utils.
3293 EDUCATIONAL COMP Morse, French 4 kids education.
3292 LOAN 4 ACCOUNTS Great compilation of progs.
3291 DFA Great address book! HD req.
3290 RECIPEBOX VIDEOBASE Recipes 4 video databases.
3289 VIDEOMAXE V4.33 Best ever video database!
X3288 BACMAN AGA Pacman. Superb!
3287 (AB) WRESTLING 2 disk drives required. Good!
3286 DRUM LOOPS 4 SAMPLES 3285 ANALOG BASS SAMPLES 3284 GUITAR SAMPLES 3283 121 DRUM SAMPLES 3282 DRUM LOOPS AND SAMPLES 3281 LEAGUE SOCCER CARDS A different soccer cards game.
3280 (AB) AM1GADEUS Mozart by Rob Baxter X3279 (AB) MECHANETIX II Alien science AGA slideshow.
3278 XENOMORPHS Playable game demo. Good!
3277 ANTWARSV 1.9 Superb shareware game!
3276 THE SUMMONING Shareware adventure game.
3275 CHARLIE CHATTERBOX Shareware game, like Splatt!
3274 AMOS EXTENSIONS For Amos 4 Amos Pro.
3273 TELESUBTITLE More video titling stuff.
X3272 (AB) CHANNEL Z 6 A1200 owners Disk Mag.
3271 TIME GUARDIAN Starts automatic timed events.
3270 TRICK OR TREAT Superb 3D maze game. 2 players!
3269 INSANE DEMO Another nice demo. Nice GFX.
3268 CCCP DEMO Rave Alert!
3267 (AB) STARWOIDS Superb Thrust Asteroids game.
3266 MAGIC WB EXTRAS More Magic Workbench icons.
3265 SPECTRUM EMULATOR 2 New improved 4 latest version.
3264 YABBA DABBA DOO Flintstoncs clipart.
3263 WORKBENCH 2 TUTOR Superb Workbench tutorial.
X3262 (AB) MOVIE GUIDE AGA movie database. HD required.
3261 KNIT 4 VIDEOMAXE Create knitting patterns.
3260 BOWL SECRETARY Ten pin bowling scorer.
3259 TOUCH CO ART SCHOOL Demo versions of Licenceware.
3258 FORTRESS 4 K MASTER FI Licenceware demos.
3257 AFAX Amiga Fax Software.
3256 CGFONTS 10 Another load of CG fonts.
3255 CGFONTS «9 Even more CG fonts.
3254 (AB) MAG. E ISSUE 4 Cult SCI-FI Disk Mag.
3253 SENSITIVE Hard to describe puzzle game.
3252 BUCK DAWN 2 Dungeon Master clone. Great!
3251 THE GOLFERS GUIDE Hilarious golfing animations. I 5Mb.
3250 ABANK DEMO Accounting software.
3249 GAMES GALORE 18 Another great games comp!
3248 GAMES GALORE 17 Another in the G. G series.
3247 FONT FARM 14 60 bitmapped fonts.
3246 FONT FARM 13 More bitmapped fonts.
3245 ASI AUDIO MAGIC 8 More Assassins music utils.
X3244 ELLIE MCPHERSON Cardset for Klondike AGA.
3243 (AB) APOLLO 11 Hypcrbook educational set.
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There's one grab-your-retinas-out-of-your- eyeballs-and-massage-silkily-with-fluorcsceni calamine lotion. 256-colour rav-traced spacecraft demo. Another obscure surrealistic monochromatic inner-space travelogue with a couple ol flaws worth mentioning. And last, but most definitely not least. I've been looking at an incredible 20-minute long video featuring the work of Graig Collins, the man responsible lor this month's .1 * cover and one of the hottest new talents currently working in the Amiga scene.
CRAIG COLLINS His video can't strictly be called PD. But we felt that his technical and artistic prowess deserved some space on these pages. Check it out.
Essential. Trip In A Vein features a tiny compact spaceship travelling down an incredibly dean- looking vein, which may just have something to do with the choice of title.
Anvwav. We've included 16 frames from this 71 frame extravagan a to give you more of an idea ol what it looks like. In the section with the most action, the ship has to roll evasively to avoid some plasmatic detritus travelling toward it on a collision course.
There’s no denying that it looks similar to some of the tunnel sequences from *Microcosm. No In this month's exciting episode of Demo Zone, Steve McGill demystifies the world of 3D and movies and discovers three outstanding examples of Amiga animation.
If' r «+ mean feat considering the accolades heaped on that 3D graphic overdose. In the ReadMe file attached to the first of the seven disks. Jonathon states that he hopes to have another ray-traced animation ready by the end of September. If it's anywhere near as impressive as Trip In A Vein, it'll be well worth the wait. How about cobbling a video together Jonathon?
Talking of videos, everyone and anyone interested in 3D work should check out the Craig Collins video called The Imagine Collection front 17 Bit. It features several animations and animated miniature movies that have all been rendered with Imagine. There are several one-off look-at-me animations such as Dolphins and Sunset And Blue Jets. They only last for about three seconds, but due to a simplistically effective loop the running time is long enough for the casual viewer to take in the detail.
Both of these works were among the first animations Craig created. His latent talent was immediately obvious then. Now. That talent has flowered into slick, impressively entertaining professional productions.
The transfer to video tape is a real winner. For example, with Mean CD Machines, the original release was mute. The piece bursts to life with the addition of sound. Three cars line up on a grid.
Each one represents a CD console - CD-i. Mega CD and CD32. The engines roar into life with explosive ferocity and the race is on. No prizes for guessing which console wins.
Another animated movie on Craig's video worth note is Aliens 4 - The Survivors. Everyone in the office was impressed by this one. The basic plot is that the company revisits Archeron to scout for some aliens. Cue a tense walk through the complex. Various camera angles are employed that would probably cost a fortune if they were used in real life apd the mini-movie eventually ends with a less than happy shot of several aliens suspended in life support vats.
Craig Collins' artistic and technical skills seem to improve with every animation and should inspire anyone who is interested in animation or 3D work with Imagine.
What’s more, the really encouraging aspect to all this is that the movies were put together using consumer equipment - no single frame controllers or professional decks in sight. Oh, and something else that some coders should take note BREATHTAKER: Smooth, flowing camera zooms, pans and tilts ensure an air of excitement in Breathtaker.
Shame about the interruptions though.
Of is that the credits are placed at the very end of the production. So you only have to pay attention to them if you want to.
And yes, they were worth taking notes 011.
Craig Collins' video is available through 17 Bit at a slightly pricey £12.99. Rest assured though, a royalty from every unit sold will wheedle its way into Craig's pocket.
Another ray-traced journey, Breathtaker (Cynostic), coded by Virtual Dreams isn’t as pretty as Trip In A Vein. It lasts longer though and features some neat, verging 011 tight, cutting and camera tracking.
In one particular instance, the craft at the centre of the piece embarks on a flythrough toward the centre of a surreal landscape dominated by a large edifice resembling a navel.
The camera zooms as the craft travels forward creating an almost genuine feeling of speed and acceleration. Unfortunately. Breathtaker suffers TOP 10 DEMOS The kind supplier of this month's top 10 demo chart is: VIRUS 0924 366982
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Personally. I’d expect a ReadMe file with details of the effect or some hard information at the end of the demo. That way interested parties can actively seek out the info and take notes.
Craig Collins' video should be actively searched out by the coders of Breathtaker. They'll learn a lot from it in terms of pace, narrative and entertainment. The sooner they do. The better because any videos they release will be something to look forward to. Tj WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN THIS ISSUE CYNOSTIC. Office 01. Little Heath Ind Estate.
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WAVELINK Double the speed of your Lightwave rendering with Wavelink. Now anyone with two Video Toaster Systems can use them both for rendering. Wavelink includes a cable to connect two Toasters together so they can render at the same time. It also enables one Toaster to see the other so file sharing is easy.
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This amazing fractal landscape program from Meridian enables you to build your own scenery on your Amiga. Then you can animate it to create stunning fly-bys, or use K as backgrounds in your own games, pictures or 3D renders. And it even works on standard A1200S. Reviewed in AF58, Vista Pro Lite scored 86 per cent.
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Technosound Turbo 2 scored a hefty 88 per cent!
Bubba 'n' Stix, the puzzle game that looks like a cartoon and plays like a dream, earned a rating of 85% in the March issue of AF. Help Bubba escape from an alien world by utilising his incredibly useful friend, Stix.
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HARD DISK HASSLES Please help me! I recently bought an unexpanded A1200 second hand. 1 took my external floppy drive. BjlOex printer, and CBM1081 monitor off my old A500. And hooked them up to the A1200.
Everything worked fine, until 1 bought a 170Mb hard drive, which the shop fitted for me.
Now. Half my old programs don't work when transferred to hard disk. They all run fine from floppy, but refuse to load from hard disk. It’s SOUND ADVICE I am both a budding OJ and an A1200 owner. I would like to use my Amiga to record in 16-bit CD quality stereo to my hard drive and remix or megamix what I have recorded. The questions I would like to ask are: Ilf anybody brings out a 16-bit sampler for the A1200, could I sample to an IDE hard drive in stereo at a high enough rate to match DAT or CD?
If so how long could I sample per megabyte?
2 I know there are packages for the PC specially designed for remixing tracks on a hard drive.
Do you know of anything similar in production for the A1200 or is it beyond its capabilities?
31s it possible to buy the manual to accompany the Music X Coverdisk from AFS81 Craig S. Blair, Glasgow 7 The only 16-bit sampler currently available for the A1200 is MicroDeal's Clarity 16 which costs around £150. Unfortunately, Clarity is far from perfect. Its main failing is that there are absolutely no software packages available that support it so, although you can grab some fairly reasonable samples with it you can't replay Clarity samples in anything other than the Clarity sample editing software (which is lousy).
HiSoft (who now handle MicroDea! Products) are rumoured to be working on a new 16-bit sampler which will be bundled with a specially written 16-bit version of Teijo Kinnunen's OctaMED Professional 6. Although I haven't yet driving me mad! 1 have tried reducing the max speed setting from HDTool Box, I’ve tried degraders, embedders, boot options, IconX scripts to assign paths, and I even tried making a pact with the devil, but John Major was too busy to see me... (just kiddin’ - John’s far too wimpy to be bad, he’s just evil).
Recently, I got hold of a copy of DOSTrace, here’s the resulting information gained.
The system requester says: Unable To Load Tool filcname .
DOSTrace says: Loading segmented image filename Failed. And then shows that various directories were searched for ftlename , all of which Failed.
The programs I’m having trouble with include Protext 4.3, Cinemorph Junior, Adorage, MaxiPlan 4 and PageSteam 2.2. Have I overlooked the obvious, or is this a common problem? If you could shed any light on this. I’d be very happy, my sanity would be saved, and you’d be my life-long hero.
Steve Batt. Barnet. Herts Installing programs on to a hard disk is often a source of frustration for beginners particularly if Continued overleaf 4 If you want the ultimate in Amiga samplers then you should get your hands on SunRize Industry's totally mouth-watering AD516 card.
Seen this, it sounds like just the sort of thing you're after. Give HiSoft a call on 0525 718181.
2 Hard disk recording systems like SoundCraft on the PC are very impressive but they also cost an arm and a leg. Similar systems are available for the Amiga including SunRize Industries' brilliant Studio 16 AD516 16-bit sampling car. Unfortunately, there's one big problem with this - you need an A4000 or an A3000 to use it because the sampling hardware is held on a slot-in card for these machines. Sorry.
5 Yes, you can buy the manual for the Music-X v1.1 Coverdisk separately. It costs £14.99 and is available from Software Business (0223 576186). Send them a cheque for £14.99 along with a covering letter and they'll send you a manual by return of post. Write to Software Business at Cromwell Business Centre, New Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE17 4BG.
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SYNC OR SWIM I've got a RocGen Plus Genlock, and recently upgraded from an 8mm to a Super VMS camcorder But. Just as was the problem with the 8mm. Whenever I hook up the camera, the overlay graphics roll over the camera input. I need urgent advice because my dad bought it on the premise that I would overlay graphics on to the home video. I've also got a Philips CM8833 personal monitor and I was wondering if that might be part of the problem.
Max Spenser-Morris. Twickenham Whenever you switch on an Amiga, it automatically checks to see whether a genlock is attached to its RGB port. If a genlock is connected, the Amiga ignores its own internal video sync signal and uses the sync signal generated by the genlock instead.
Reading between the lines. I think this is probably where your problem lies. What I think is happening is that your Amiga is failing to recognise that the RocGen is connected to it and therefore it is still using its own internal sync signal. The problem is finding out if the Amiga or the genlock is at fault. I suggest that you try the genlock on a friend's Amiga - it you still get the same problem then you know that your genlock is at fault.
The application you're trying to install doesn't come with any form ol installation program.
Commodore have tried to rectify this problem by supplying developers with a standard Amiga Install program that docs all the hard work automatically.
Most recent programs use Install. The problem is.
All the programs you mention don't (although Soft-Logic do include a hard disk install script with PageStrram 2.2). You've already got the PD utility IIOSTrace- a program that I can't recommend enough to anyone who owns a hard disk-based Amiga.
DOSTraie displays a list of every single DOS operation that an application makes while it's attempting to load. More often that not. Programs fail to load because you've failed to copy across a file that the program requires (usually a library file). Bv the sound ol the error messages you’re getting, this is exactly what has happened. All you need to do to solve these problems is to transfer die file that the program is trying to find into the appropriate directory and try again.
CRASHING MANSELL When I load Nigel Mansell's World Championship from Gremlin on my A500+ it loads up for a while then a system request box appears with the message: Mansell Disk I Has A Head Error On Disk Block 126.
When I click on Cancel a big box appears with the message: Mansell: Error 26 Mansell Failed Return Code 10. When I click on re-try the original box appears again. I've tried using Disk Doctor and Boot X version 4.5. but with no luck. What shall I do? I have Workbench 2.
Steven Cough. Southgate. Aberystwyth I’m afraid I've got some very bad news for you Steven - your game disk is no more. It is an exgame disk. It is no longer of this world and the only way you’re going to Ire able to plat Sigrl Mansell's World Championship is to buy a new copy, SIZE ISN'T EVERYTHING I own an A1200 widt external drive, a Citizen Swift printer and a new mouse. Here are my questions:
1) In a PC magazine, I saw an ad for a 3.5-inch one-inch high
Maxtor IDE 340Mb hard drive for £225 which I think is cheap.
Would this work on an Amiga, if so where can I get the leads
and other things to link it?
2) I have a copy of the PD Action Replay IV A500 UPGRADE WOES I
am the proud owner of an Amiga SOO (Kickstart v1.3 - 1Mb Chip
memory, 512K Fart memory) and I hawe some questions: II want
to buy GVP's AS30 with 120Mb of space, is this a good choice
and how much does it cost?
2 Can I connect several Reference 8Mb RAM expansions to my Amiga at the same time? If not, why not?
31 want to get hold of an upgrade kit that contains Kickstart V2.04 or Kickstart v2.05 or even better Kickstart v3.1 and all the disks with it. Which upgrade should I buy and how much does it cost?
4 Can I buy an Memory Management Unit and a Floating Point Unit?
Dennis v Dijk, Gnmigen, Holland tlf you are that keen on hanging on to your A500 then the G VP A530 is without doubt the best hard drive system you can buy for the machine. Not only does it offer a very fast data transfer rate but it also boasts a 40 Mhz 68030 accelerator with 32-bit RAM expansion capabilities which significantly improves the performance of your machine. For the latest prices, give GVP's UK distributor Silica Systems a call on 081-309 1111.
2 The simple answer is no. If you were to connect several RAM expansions together.
Program. When trying to save a ripped picture it states Sorry No Bitplanes. What is a Bitplane?
3) I have lost my Blitz Basic 2 manual. Where can I get another?
Alan Russell. Glasgow
1) It certainly is possible to use PC 3.5-inch IDE hard drives
with an AI200 but. I don’t recommend it. These drives draw
more power than the more normal 2.5-inch drives and you
therefore need a pokier power supply to handle the additional
power drain. But because the A1200 isn't designed to be used
with 3.5-inch drives, you’re asking for trouble if you use
one.
If you must use a 3.5-inch drive, buy an external Zappo Smart Stor Plus drive (available from Indi on 0543 419999).
2) Bitplanes are essentially screen memory - that is. An area of
memory inside your Amiga that holds all the pixel data that
you see on your monitor displav. By the sound of the error
message you're getting. Action Replay is unable to locate this
memory. L'nlike most computers, the Amiga doesn't always place
its screen data in the same memory location so finding it
isn't that easy.
3. The Blitz Basic 2 manual isn't available separately but you
can still buy the full Blitz Basic 2 package from A Mail Order
on page 136.
MOVIES, GAMES AND ER... THE CD*2 I recently bought an A1200 and I am impressed by the machine's performance compared to my old A500. I’m planning to add a CIJI200 to this when it comes out. But I heard that the CD 1200 cannot be modified to accept an MPEG cartridge, and so I would not be able to take advantage of the next generation of FMV games.
I have seen adverts for Cl)'' to .Amiga connection kits, which allow Amiga owners to take advantage of FMV when it comes. Will a connection kit allow me to autoboot CD52 games, or will I have to use a software utility? Also, could you advise me which of the connection kits on the market is the best value for money, and where I can get hold of it?
RS Freedman. Harrow What you need is the CD Network kit from Weird Science (0533 340682) which costs just £29.95. It includes everything you need to connect your Cl)'2 to the A1200 so that it can read files from the Cl)'2 s CD-ROM drive. However. CD Network does not allow your AI200 to boot from CD-ROM. The question is, why would vou want to do this anyway?
After all. The CD'2 ntns games add FMV movies If you want to keep your A SOO up to date with current developments and improvements then you should upgrade to Kickstart 3.1. the RAM chips would all be trying to configure to the same address range, causing more conflicts than an episode of EastEnders.
If you're going to upgrade your machine's ¦3 Operating System then the only realistic option is to go for Kickstart 3.1. The complete upgrade kit which consists of a Kickstart 3.1 ROM. Disks and manuals is available for around £80 from BlitterSoft. They can be contacted on 0908 220196.
4 If you buy the GVPA530. It's 68030 processor already has its own built-in Memory Management Unit and a slot is also provided for the addition of either a 68881 or the faster 68882 maths co-processor.
(when ii's fitted with an FMV cartridge) better than the A1200 anyway.
FUN WITH FONTS Congratulations to whoever had the idea of putting the excellent PageSetter 2 on the Coverdisk of AF65. I have found the program invaluable, but I do have a few questions regarding how to use it.
My main problem is to do with the lack of fonts supplied with the Coverdisk program and the fact that it doesn't seem to support standard Amiga bitmap or ouUine fonts. I had a look around and discovered a program called MakeMetric on the PSUtil disk which is supposed to convert standard Amiga fonts to ones that can be used with PageSetter, however the program doesn't seem to work.
I have tried nearly all the fonts 1 have with the mentioned program but I always get the following message: %Sts-F-Openfail, Open Failed On File.
Can you help? Am I using the program wrongly or could you suggest a good Public Domain font conversion program (preferably from 17 Bit PD as I live in Wakefield)?
Mark Slater, Wakefield, West Yorkshire The reason PageSetter 2 doesn't work with CompuGraphic outline fonts other than those bundled with the program is that it uses an older version of the AGFA CompuCraphic font format that requires an additional .ate file which newer fonts don't have. We've been trying to find a Public Domain utility that generates .ate files, but to no avail. If any reader knows of such a program then get in contact with us and we'll gladly stick it on a future Coverdisk.
SPEED FIEND I will be getting an accelerator card with an FPU to perform ray-tracing and fractal bits and pieces.
Because I only wish to do this for fun, is it really worth me going for the power cards such as the GVP A1230-11 50 Hz with 8Mb RAM or should 1 stick with the Blizzard A1220 4? Also does the Blizzard card have space for a clock?
Rex Bigger. E-Mail If you're not that serious then the Blizzard A1220 4 will be more than suitable for the sort of work that you're hoping to use your A1200 for.
Although it’s only 68020-based, it's actually a very Which A1200 accelerator should you buy? Is it worth spending more on a faster '030 card or is the Blizzard A1220 4 fast enough for most users?
Rapid board as our round up of A1200 accelerators in AF63 proved. Indeed, in our tests it wasn’t actually that much slower than Power Computing’s 28MHz 030-based Viper board - and the Viper costs £80 more.
Like the more expensive boards, the Blizzard card comes complete with a slot for the connection of a Floating Point Unit (FPU) which speeds up ray-tracing even further (providing you've got an FPU version of the software). .As for the clock, you'll be pleased to learn that the A1220 4 has its own clock built in as standard.
MUSIC-X MEMORY WOES 1 have a copy of Music-X from the AF58 Coverdisk but I can’t run it on my A1200 without the message Insufficient Chip Memory constandy appearing. Is there any way I can gel around this?
Stuart Plumley, Bristol When Musir-Xloads, it attempts to grab as much Chip memory as possible for storing sequence data. Because the A1200 has 2Mb of Chip RAM.
Music-X gets a bit confused and tries to use the memory twice, causing the program to lock up when you select any functions.
Don't worry though - you can get around this problem quite easily. First, reboot your Amiga using your Workbench disk and then make a copy of your Music-X Coverdisk. When it has finished copying, stick the copy in your Amiga's internal drive, double click on the Music-X disk icon and then select the Music-X program icon, by clicking on it once with the left mouse button. Go to the Icons menu and select the Information option.
Click on the New gadget (under the Tool Types window) and enter BUFFER=6000 and press Return. Click on the Save gadget and Music-X should now work fine.
OUT OF MEMORY!
A few months back I bought Wordworth 2 for my A500+, but I keep getting a message saying I don't have enough memory. I tried all the necessary things for more memory but still the same. I checked out the manual about how much memory it needed and it said at least 1.5Mb RAM, but my Amiga has only 1Mb RAM. Must I add more memory to my Amiga or is this not the problem?
Please help!
Brenda McAuliffe. Mallow. County Cork Many applications will load into a 1 Mb Amiga even if they claim to require more memory but the lack of any additional memory severely cripples them.
Wordworth 2 is a good example - as you've already discovered, the program loads into your Amiga but tty to do anything even remotely interesting with it and you'll soon get a visit from the dreaded Out Of Memory requester. .As you suggest yourself, the only way to cure memory problems is to give your Amiga what it wants - more memory.
THE GREAT PARTITION I have a basic A1200 with a Conner 2.5-inch IDE hard drive. The hard drive is in two partitions called Work and Workbench. I had no trouble with the drive, apart from the lack of fixing screws and an HD prep disk, until disaster struck. 1 now have two problems at the same time.
The first of the problems is die worst. It happened when I was attempting to remove a file from the Work partition. 1 tried to delete it and it came up with die message: Work Has A Checksum Error On Disk Block 2714. I have tried everything I can think of, including the Af 57 Ami-Back Tools Coverdisk but when it finds the error it comes up with the message The Bitmap Of Target Is Not Marked As Valid.
Continued overleaf 4 WORDWORTH SPEECH IMPEDIMENT My system is an A1200 fitted with a 170Mb IDE hard drive and 4Mb trapdoor expansion. This is my first Amiga and I'm very pleased with its capabilities compared to the Pcs which I have used in the past.
I recently bought the excellent Wordworth 3 word processing package and I'm very pleased with it except for the Speech feature which 'reads' part of or a full document. This requires the Commodore speech files to run and unfortunately, for WB 2.1 and 3.0 users, Digita aren't allowed to distribute the Commodore speech files. If I get hold of WB 1.3 software how can I, and where do I, indude the Commodore speech files in my WB 3.07 Please don't ask why I need to use the damn tool, hey it’s just a poser Item for the sad Mac and PC users to choke over. I am an absolute beginner and I only move
files and things around by their icons so please give me crystal clear instructions (if the procedure is possible).
Akbar llayala. Freuchwood, Preston Commodore no longer Include the Amiga speech synthesiser with Workbench 2.1 and 3.0 Amigas but It is possible to install the necessary files from earlier Workbench releases to allow programs such as Wordworth to talk.
Quite why Commodore have decided to stop using the Amiga's speech synthesis capabilities is beyond me but it's a fairly simple process to get Workbench 3.0 talking to you. All you need are two files - translator.library and narrator.device which are normally held in the Libs and Devs drawers respectively. Copy these across onto your Workbench 3.0 disk (you may have to delete something to make room - remember to only use a back-up!) And Wordworth 3's speech function should work.
Although it Is possible to use the speech synthesis files from a Workbench 1.3 floppy, I'd advise you to buy the Workbench 2.0 system disks because these have a much-improved version of the narrator device which produces more natural-sounding speech.
Load Prograw | |Hm1c Miner.SP Reload PUKE irnsn. H 1 | Save Progran | BUM | Reset k RUM | | Savt Fomat SMI ZXRH crunched Ian emulator is a program that essentially allows you to run the Operating System of another entirely incompatible computer on your Amiga, which means you can run programs designed for these computers on your Amiga. A PC emulator, for example allows you to run PC programs and a Spectrum emulator (!) Means you can run programs for the aged Spectrum. To increase the level of compatibility, most emulators attempt to emulate the hardware of the machine which is being emulated so
programs that 'hit the hardware' (address the electronics directly) will also run.
The only way to run a PC game like Doom is to buy a PC. Games such as Doom are written to take advantage of PC grajlhics cards capable of texture mapping in real time, something that Amiga PC emulators Just aren't capable of achieving.
I have a CD32 plus SX-1 and I have had 1Mb of 32- bit RAM fitted in the SX-1 for increased speed.
The trouble is that I am unable to load some of my software on CD such as Wing Commander and The Chaos Engine. The screen picture takes on a funny colour or goes black.
Do you know of any way of disabling the Fast RAM to make it compatible with all my Cds? I have tried most degraders but they only seem to work on floppy disks. I hope you can help.
C. .N. Evans, Crymych, Dyfed The reason why you're having so many
problems with your C.D32 is that most CD32 games aren't
designed to be run on a CD32 with more than the basic 2Mb of
Chip RAM. Being a games console, games programmers simply
assume that all CD32 owners have exactly the same memory
configuration - the standard 2Mb of Chip RAM and absolutely no
Fast RAM.
As a result, they don't have to worry about writing code that ensures that graphics and sound data is loaded into the right type of memory - graphics and sound samples must be loaded into Chip memory for die CD32's custom chips to access them. What is happening is that these files are loading themselves into Fast RAM which the custom chips cannot access.
Unfortunately, the solution to this problem is far from ideal. If you own a disk drive and you have a friend who owns an A1200, you could possibly make up a boot disk for your CD that simply ran your memory degrader and then transferred control to the CD disc's StartUp- Sequence. This is a fairly complex process, however, so you might want to get help from an experienced Amiga user. ® My second problem is that the Work partition has somehow decided to get rid of its validator and I don't know how to get it back.
Please help!
Christie Ash, Norwich If AmiBack Tools has failed to cure the problem then the only thing you can do is to reformat your Work partition. This, unfortunately, is a problem that all hard drive owners have to face sooner or later. At least you haven't lost all your data - you should still be able to back up the data on your Work partition which can then be restored once the partition has been reformated.
The reason why your Amiga is unable to find the Disk Validator is simply because Workbench
3. 0 no longer needs it. Validating disks is now handled in ROM.
CD32 MEMORY MATTERS The SX-1 can cause compatibility with certain CDJi titles if you add SIMM memory chips to your machine.
3 If you yearn for the days of Sinclair's 8-bit wonder, the ZX Spectrum, the best Spectrum emulator available is the ZXAM for the A1200 (it's AGA-only for some strange reason!) Which is available from KEW-II Public Domain on 081-657
1617. It's on disk 1041.
Obviously the Amiga doesn't have an interface for connecting a tape player for loading Spectrum games and so the author also includes information on how to build a very simple lead which allows you to connect a tape player to the Amiga's joystick port. To get you started, the disk includes an enormous selection of classic Spectrum games including KnightLore. Sabre Wulf, Jet Pac and many more.
2 There are a wide range of emulators available for the Amiga. To date, we've seen ones for the ZX81. Apple lie. Commodore 64. Spectrum 48, Sinclair QL. IBM PC Apple Macintosh and the BBC Micro. Although several of these require special hardware to run (mainly those designed to emulate the Apple Mac and IBM PC), most are software based. Better still, many emulators (including PC emulators such as IbeM) are now available through Public Domain libraries and only cost a couple of pounds.
4 Although it's perfectly possible to emulate a PC compatible. Amiga PC emulators are far from perfect. They are generally one of three sorts, each of which is capable of running software of a particular level. Purely software- based PC emulators such as Transformer and PC-Task are so very, very slow that they are only really useful for running extremely simple DOS applications and even then you're going to need a fairly fast Amiga to maintain a half decent emulation speed.
Further up the scale are cheap hardware- based PC emulators such as Atonce and the KCS card, both of which are available for the A500 only (although adaptors are available for both to connect them to big box Amigas such as the A2000 and A4000). Both of these emulators run considerably faster than purely software-based emulators although neither is quite fast enough to run PC applications such as Microsoft Windows or most modem PC games.
Finally, we have the more advanced hardware-based PC emulators such as Vortex's Golden Gate boards which are based around more up to date Intel processors such as the 80386 and (better still) the 80486. Thanks to the additional muscle that these processors provide, it's quite possible to run well-behaved PC applications such as AmiPro. Word For Windows and so on.
Unfortunately, however, these boards are only available for big box Amigas and, as far as we're aware, no similar hardware-based emulators are available for the A1200.
5 Whether or not you should buy a PC emulator for your Amiga depends entirely upon what kind of software you wish it to run. Even on one of the more advanced 486 boards, don't expect to run PC games such as Tie Fighter and Doom.
Although these emulators have the processing muscle to crunch numbers very rapidly, modem PC games require very fast 'local bus’ graphics card which can redraw the screen incredibly rapidly and handle effects such as texture mapping (which is used extensively in Doom) through hardware.
Although the Amiga's own screen hardware is fast the burden of emulating the PC's Operating System slows down redraws so much that games such as Doom would run so slowly that they would be totally unplayable. In short the only way to play PC games is to buy a PC.
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- w c* , v* % After Iasi month's look at the basic rules of
design, this month we are going to look at magazine Resign and
see how those rules are applied, and when they are broken.
The magazine page layout shown here attempts to convey information attractively and accessibly. A good designer will read the copy and study khe pictures to go on a page before |aying it out. If it were not for the heed to look at the subject matter and think about the type of people who will read the finished pages, design could be fully automated.
Marcus Dyson takes a look at magazine layout, and how and why it follows and breaks the golden rules of design.
It is because every aspect of page design has to be considered, he it the font, the colours or the positioning iind size of the type, that the job of designer is a very skilled one.
Snowboard UK is an enthusiast's jnag so they don't need to Ik- spoonfed information. Rather than making the text as clear as possible, the designers can be more imaginative.
But this spread is for beginners, aiming to help them improve their snowboarding technique. The information must be clear and legible but it must also live up to the rest of the mag's youthful style.
I designed this spread, so lei's jtake a look at what I was trying to do
- and if it worked.
THE INTRODUCTORY TEXT output I neglected to send the EPS file with it.
Without this file the bureau could not output the image, so another designer substituted this background. The result - the text cannot be read, and the page is spoilt.
The lesson to be learnt from this page is don't forget to include all the necessary files when sending a page to a bureau for output. Make sure to include your fonts, if they are obscure ones that the bureau is unlikely to have, and do not forget to include all your graphics files.
Here is an exapmle of a classic mistake. I had created a very subtle texture to use as a background, using a snowfield as the basis of the image. The image had the contrast lowered and was brightened so that the text would be clearly visible over the top. The background faded to white at the right hand side to lead into the rest of the feature.
Unfortunately when the page went to the bureau (who produce your bromide or film) for DTP TUTORIAL!
THE TITLE The title image is typographical, but it was actually created using a paint package. The type tool in the paint package was used to create the word Teknique, the spelling is purposefully wrong to give the feature an individual character while still clearly stating the subject matter. The letters were then picked up as brushes and had their baselines moved up and down to loosen the design.
Then the word was copied on to a spare page for later attention. On the first page, a scan of some snow was pasted into the letters, then darkened and made more bluey so that it would show clearly on the white background. On the spare page, the word was then blurred to give a shadow-type effect. Then the snow-filled word was picked up as a brush and pasted on to the shadow to give an effect that really makes it stand off the page.
You will see the same shadow effect used many times on the pages in this issue of Amiga Format - it is in fact used on the headline of this very article.
C SLIQE TURN - SOFT BOOTS Rider Neil McNnb THE STEP-BY-STEP PHOTO The main image is by far the most striking element on the page. Sweeping from top right to bottom left it completely dominates the layout And that's just how it should be. Since the whole spread is basically an annotation of this image.
Digital trickery has been used to superimpose a series of shots of the same snowboard rider throughout a manoeuvre on to one image. Rather than just composite them all into one big rectangular picture a dynamic curve has been created to emphasise the speed and smooth-flowing motion of the snowboarder.
A blue border has been added to define this shape more clearly. If the image were just laid on the white page surface, the white snow of the photo backgrounds would not be clearly enough defined from the page to make this design work.
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This month's tutorial uses plenty of the subtlety of Personal Paint. But the subject is still within the bounds of most keen users. It's a bit more sophisticated than last issue's example - but hey. This is a learning process, right?' Stick with it and you'll be painting solo in no time.
Creating the image is divided into five basic stages, each giving an insight into how to get the most out of your Personal Paint package. The mode is Low Res. 256 colour, with a screen size of 320x256; OK? Then let's go fishing.... THE TANK Clear the screen to black, and using a mid-grey colour and the single pixel brush, draw one rectangle inside another. The gap between the two should be around 3cm, and the larger rectangle should take up almost all the screen.
Select dark blue as your background colour, and black as the foreground colour. Call up the Area Settings requester (right click on the paint can tool), make sure Gradient is the selected fill type, the gradient setting icon shows up and down arrows inside a circle, and the range icon shows just a start and end block (not a series of blocks).
Click on Proceed.
Fill the inside rectangle, and vou should see colour pour in, starling with blue at the bottom and black at the top. Using the brush cutting tool, copy a rectangle from the middle of the interior to the bottom. Press the V kev to llip the brush vertically, and place this at the top half of the inside rectangle. It will now look as if blue starts at both the top and bottom of the inside of the tank, merging to black in the middle. A subtle and very waterv effect.
For the metallic effect on the outside edge of the tank, use a gradient range from white to dark grey. Check the Area Settings requester and ensure your fill settings match the icons shown here.
To create a realistic brushed metal look lo the outside edges of the tank, use Gradient fill again, but with a couple of changes to the method outlined above: click on the gradient setting icon until you see a circle with four arrows inside it, and select white as your foreground colour, and Jason Holborn shows you how to build an aquarium and fill it with fish - without ever leaving your Amiga.
Black as your background colour. Wien vou now fill the gap between the two rectangles, Personal Paint magically highlights the edges for you, giving a solid. 3D textured effect.
Remember to save the picture of your tank for safety. It’s time to play Baron Frankenstein and create some life... THE FISH Press the J key to move to the alternate screen.
Ensure it's the same mode and size as your main screen (check and edit it by pressing I for the screen format editor).
Vou have to create the fishy shape yourself using Personal Paints Freehand draw mode, a single pixel brush and mid turquoise as the drawing colour. Draw the body first - imagine a bow lay ing on its side for the top, and duplicate this for the underside. You could use the Arc tool if you like - this has the useful feature of being editable until you confirm the curvature with a right-click of the mouse button. The fins and tail are similarly drawn freehand. If you're unsure, just copy my illustration. But don't fret - this is your lank and if you want fish the shape of Quavers, that’s up to
you!
Draw a curved line behind the head for the gill, and a wavy lateral line running along the side of the body. Using a medium round brush and white as the drawing colour, paint in an eye. Use a smaller round brush and black to create the eve's pupil. Remember, you can use the Curve tool for the gill to make life easier.
Six stages in the drawing of our fish - from basic outline to multi-gradient filled finale. The body, fins and tail all need different Gradient Settings, which are explained in this article. The coloured tint adds that extra-special finishing touch.
Once the lines are all drawn, with no gaps, we can think about filling in the fish. Using a neat trick of the program, we can add shadow and contour automatically. Select mid turquoise as the background colour, and the darkest turquoise as foreground. Call up the Area Settings menu (an old friend by now...) and with Gradient selected, select the circle enclosing an up and down arrow as the fill type.
Use this combination to fill the fish's body and any fins drawn on the lower side. Call up the Settings menu, and make one alteration - select the fill type which shows a circle enclosing arrows pointing left and right. Now fill ihe dorsal, or top fin. One last tweak - keep the fill type as it is. But switch the foreground and background colours and fill in the tail.
This might seem painful just for one fish, but get it right and the creature takes on a solid, realistic appearance.
Once you are happy with it. Cut out and paste the fish down twice on screen, and save it as a brush because you never know when you might need the little sucker again. We're going to create a new breed of fish now. Using Personal Paint's Filter option. Call this up by right-clicking on the Filter icon, and select Tint as the option. Select yellow as your drawing colour, and the Freehand Filter drawing mode.
Note that this is different from ordinary Freehand mode. If you click repeatedly on the Filter tool, you cycle through the two available modes. The Freehand Filter mode shows an uneven filled shape, and the alternate mode shows a rectangle. We want it to be the uneven shape.
Once you've drawn one fish, you can use it as the basis for several other kinds. By calling up the stretch feature from the Brush pull-down menu, you can contort your original drawing any way you like. Note the small fish hanging about at bottom left.
By drawing uneven shapes over the fish.
Personal Paint tints the existing colours, allowing you to create some weird and wonderful effects - reds and blues arc very effective for bright marine life, and yet underneath you still retain your fish shape and contour.
We can also save time by using the original fish drawing and moulding it into other shapes - in our example I've squeezed it horizontally to create a rounder body. To do this, cut out the fish as a brush, and from the Brush Resize menu, select Stretch (or simply press key Z). You can now interactively control how your image is being distorted by clicking and dragging the mouse.
You are hound to lose some definition as pixels are rearranged, so be prepared to touch-up the finished object if you are unhappy with it.
In the same way as we coloured the large fish, you can Tint your new creations to your heart's content - these are our tiddlers anti they’re there to make the background interesting. You should now have a varied assortment of small, large and multicoloured fish on a screen. These are the basis for stocking the aquarium, so save the whole screen now. Switch to the main drawing screen, and if the tank isn't on there, load it in.
A textured gravel effect is achieved by using Pattern fill and different shades of brown.
THE DECORATIONS Looks a little hare, doesn’t it? Time to be creative again. The first thing to do is draw the gravel on the bottom. To get a good, coarse texture we can turn to another Personal Paint function - Patterns.
’.all up the Area Settings requester, and instead of having Gradient showing, click on the box until Pattern shows. Select dark brown its the background colour, and light brown as the foreground colour, then click on the Dither setting to activate a 50% pattern.
Using the regular filled Freehand tool, draw out a softly undulating shape along the bottom of the tank. Note that when you come to the sides and base of the tank, press Shift as you draw to constrain vour drawing to a straight line. Once you let go of the mouse button, the shape fills with the rough browny pattern. Vou can add a shadow effect to areas of the gravel by using the Tint and the tilled Freehand filter, with dark brown as the foreground colour.
The plant life is created using the normal Freehand filled drawing mode, with various closely-related shades of green. 1 actually created a couple of plants on the alternate screen, then copied and pasted them on to the tank screen.
The benefit of this two-tier method is that you can rectify your errors much more easily than if the plants were drawn directly on to the main screen; and once cut out as a brush, the plants can be outlined in black so they stand out. Outlining is simply a matter of selecting a very dark foreground colour, then pressing key O. Another plus factor is that you can draw a couple of single, strings’ leaves, then cut them out and flip them horizontally to build up a larger plant.
On the alternate screen, away from the plants, start work on the rocks. The large ones are Freehand filled shapes, with smaller shapes of differing colours drawn randomly on top to add highlights. To create non-similar duplicates of this one object, cut it out as a brush and Hip it horizontally (keys X and Y) and vertically (key Y).
Paste it down for safe keeping, then make your brush smaller bv pressing the H key. And tlip it loo to create a variety of styles.
You should now have two or three plants and a series of pebbles on your alternate screen. Cut out one plant at a time, outline it in a dark colour, and switch to the main drawing screen before placing the greeners' in the tank to suit yourself.
Ilo this as many times as you like hut don’t clutter the tank up with too many plants. Do the same with the stones, placing them around the base of the plants to hide the join, and spread them about the floor of the aquarium.
MIX AND MATCH Save your tank again, giving it a different name from the original saved image so you can customise it in the future. Swap to the alternative screen and load in the image you saved with your fish on it. Cut out your creatures, outline them, and place them on the main tank screen. Keep the small fish in shoals for company, and don't overstock the tank! Notice how tiny light blue circles of 'air' have been added.
TIP: From our illustration, you may notice that I’ve overpainted some plants on sonic of the small fish. This gives a good feeling of 3D depth. Don't be afraid to part-cover your work with foreground objects - it all adds to the realism.
LIGHT TOUCH The final touch adds more realism shafts of sunlight piercing the tank. The graduated blue- black gradient fill we used for the water work to our advantage now. Giving a shimmering, translucent quality to the light.
Switch to the spare screen and clear it. Using the filled Polygon tool, draw diagonal stripes in bright yellow, around 3cm wide, with 3cm gaps between each stripe. Don't fill right to the edges of the screen with them - just fill an area roughly the same size as the inside of the tank. If you like, draw an unfilled rectangle in a different colour to act as a template, the same size as the tank, then erase it once the striped bars are finished.
Cut out the stripes, and go to the main screen.
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Ed Wiles shows you how to build your OctaMED tune using the sample on this month's AF Coverdisk.
This month we'll add to the tune we created, and examine an easy way of organising and loading the instruments.
THE SAMPLE LIST Iload the song we created last month (you did save it. Didn't you?). Load OrtaMEI). Then select Project menu - Open. Insert the disk containing last month's song into any drive, click Volumes in the file requester and click on the name of your disk. Now double-click on your saved song. Plav the song through when it’s loaded.
FunkyFillh.MOD and click Remove (below the list) 10 delete ii from the list.
Once this is done, remove MadeEarlier.MOl) using the same technique.
4 Now let's save the list. Replace the OrtaMEI) program disk in any drive, then click Save List (far right) and click OK in the requester.
5 Time to see what use this list has. Let's replace instrument 02 in our song with a different snare drum sample. Select instrument 02 (Shift- righl .
Remember from last month?) And play it using the keyboard. Now click on Snarc_Drum.u20 in the Instruments List, and click Load Inst (at the bottom - insert the Coverdisk if asked). Play this new snare drum sample.
6 Now to load the other samples needed for the next part of the song.
Close the Sample List Editor (use die Close gadget or Exit button), then click on the small button immediately to the right ol 02 (upper screen, top row). This Instrument LoadWindow is a simpler version of the Sample List Editor, designed for instrument loading, surprisingly.
Select instrument 06 using ShifKright (it should be empty), then click on the AF65A directors in the list. Now load Hi-I lat Open 1 by clicking on it.
Select instrument 07. Then load Guitar Solo. Load Chorus (major) into instrument 08. Chorus (minor) into 09. And Chorus (sus 4) into 0A. Close the window when you've loaded and played each instrument.
2 Select Display Menu - Sample List Editor. The Sample List is a list of all the instruments you have in your collection. Samples are the most popular type of instrument that OrtaMEI) uses - they are sounds from real life, often created by feeding the sound into the Amiga from a sound source such as a tape recorder. All the instruments we'll ever use are samples.
Notice that the Sample List Editor is split into two lists - a list of your sample directories, and a list of the samples contained in those directories.
The instruments currently shown aren't in our collection, so first of all we'll remove all the directories from the list. Kind the Remove Dir button (which you will find below the Directories List), and repeatedly click on it until all the directories disappear.
3VVe have one sample on this month's (.overdisk, let's add it to the Sample List. Click on Add Dir (beside RemoveDir), then insert your Pixel
II) Professional .ovcrdisk into the Amiga's internal disk
drive. Notice that no files are shown - this is in fact a
directory requester. Click on the directory labelled
OrtaMEI).
Click on OK to add the directory to the sample list. Note that the instruments themselves are not loaded, only their names and in which disk and directory they’re stored. Examine the Instruments List: all the files are instruments, except PunkvEifth.MOD and MadeEarlier.MOl). So click on 7 We're now going to add another part to the song. There will be a different drum beat followed by a guitar solo. Add a new block by selecting Block menu - New - Append. Up until now we've used blocks 64 lines long, but we'll make this new block 32 lines. Move lo it using Shift- down , then select Block menu
- Set Properties. Click inside the Length box. Delete the 64 then type 32 and press Return.
Close the window when you've finished, then use the down key to check that the block is indeed 32 lines long (the block should also be empty).
8 We are almost ready to enter the new drum beat, but lirst we'll look at another feature. OrlaMEIfs Default Pitch function allows you to set a standard note for each instrument. For example, last month we always entered instrument 01 (Bass Drum) with note C-2 (the O kev), so this could be called the standard note for this instrument. You can then enter the instrument using its standard note - or Default Pitch - by pressing the F kev. So we’ll set Default Pitches for all the percussion instruments: 01. 02. 03 and 06.
Click on Inst Params (upper screen, middle of second row). Select instrument 01 using Shift- lefi . Then in the Instrument Parameters window find the Pitch Box showing to the right of Default Pitch (bottom left).
I lold down the left mouse button on it and press the Q key. Then release the mouse button. Default Pitch C-2 is now set for this instrument.
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9 Seleci instrument 02, then set this instrument's default pitch to C-3 (using the I key on the Pitch Box). Set instrument 03's pitch to D-3 (using the O key), and instrument Oh's to E-3 (using P), Close the window.
At Iasi we can enter the new drum beat. Make sure the cursor is on line 000 of track 0, then turn on Edil Mode (Edit Check Box. Upper screen ) and select instrument 01. Press the E key once. The bass drum instrument is entered at its default pitch C-2. Now press down once, select instrument 03, and press the E key three times. After this, enter the following instruments at their Default Pitch (using F). Pressing the down key where indicated: down 02 down 03 down 01 down 02 down 06.
Repeat the whole of step 10, this lime starting from line 016 of I track 0. The last note should be entered on line 030. Play the block through when you’ve finished.
0 Well, to save you the drudgery of entering the rest of the song, we're m going to cheat here in true here's one we made earlier style. The rest of the song is actually on this month's Coverdisk, so let's load it in. Select Project menu - Open, and click Continue in the requester. Insert this month's disk in any drive, then click Volumes and AF65A, click OctaMED and double-click MadeEarlier.MOD. Play the song when it has loaded.
0 Yes, the guitar solo is tacky (in fact it's blatantly contrived to lit next I month's tutorial), and the bass line's ripped off from the Muppet Babies, and the song's tempo - playing speed - is painfully slow. So let's speed up the song.
Find the Primary Tempo slider (upper screen, the longer of the two sliders in the fourth row). Now click Play Song, and very gradually drag the If your samples aren’t quite in tune then the Instrument Parameters requester provides a host of toots for fine tuning samples.
Slider to the right until you find a better speed. I reckon 043 is a decent tempo. You’ll find that the slider often increases in steps of 2. To select the intermediate values, click inside the slider’s box but not directly on the black knob. When you’re happy, stop the song.
Jm Finally we'll save our modified song. East month we saved the song m together with its instruments. Now that we've created a sample list, we can save the song without its instruments. Insert your disk containing last month’s song in any drive, then click on Volumes and on the name of your disk. Now delete the MadeEarlier.MOD in the text box then type Songl.AF65 and press Return. Switch off Save Instruments and click on the Save button (bottom left). '5 ALSO IN THE SAMPLE LIST EDITOR Select an instrument or directory by clicking on its name in the list. The six numeric boxes and Pitch Box
show the selected instrument's default settings, or parameters. These parameters are assigned to the instrument when it's loaded, and affect various properties of the instrument.
The properties can be adjusted in the Instrument Parameters window; you may recognise the Default Pitch setting from steps 8 and 9. The Save All Insts button saves all the instruments in the song. This is handy for extracting all the samples from other people's songs for use in your own.
The Add button adds the current instrument to the selected directory.
Save Ins is like Add except it also saves the instrument to disk. Del Ins is like Remove except it also deletes the instrument from disk - be careful! There's also a small menu attached to the window; hold down the right mouse button and you can load a new sample list or display some statistics about the current list.
Save Secondary Data Create icon | Save Notation Data VI Save Instrunents Conpression PI No Compression That's the first track complete. Just three tracks to go and you'll be strutting out funky stuff in no time!
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Roy Ferguson puts the team through its paces.
DeluxePaint Blend Oe uxe Paint was used to create the control panel. The nice metallic effect was obtained by mixing up some colours with the Smooth and Blend function.
One of ih - features which distinguishes the Amiga from other computers and makes it the perfect platform for writing vour own versions of arcade games, is the considerable power of its c ustom graphics chips.
There has never been such a low-priced computer as the Amiga with such an ama ingh llexible programming video chip, and with lllit: Basicyou can conirol every aspect of the video chip’s many functions. This month we’ll look at how we can use the Amiga’s custom hardware to provide a smoothlv scrolling backdrop when we’re writing Blitz Basic jinxes. Even belter, we’ll lake advantage of the unique dual play-field option of the Amiga and also use the graphics co-processor (copper) to provide hundreds of different colours on the screen.
First of all we need to discard the idea ol using the Blitz Screen command to create our displav.
For the kind of images we need to produce, we'll have to delve a bit deeper into Blit: and start dealing with raw bitmaps. A bitmap is an area of memory, nothing more. But the memory must be in the first 2Mb (or even the first Imb) in the Amiga, which is called Chip RAM This is because, in order for it to be displaved on screen, the bitmap must be directly readable bv the Amiga's custom chips.
We use the Bitmap command lo set aside the necessary memory, and in order lospecilv the si e we need to supply the height, width and the number of bitplanes (which is a measure ol the number of colours), like this: The background landscape is three screens long, and the last screen is exactly the same as the first. Although the sky looks a boring blue, it changes to a graduated effect in the finished program.
BITMAP Kbitmap-number.width,height, depth Vou ran easily work out the depth from the following table: Depth Max number of colours 1 2 2 4 3 8 4 16 5 32 In our example we will use two bitmaps, each with a maximum of eight colours (and therefore a depth ol three). The second bitmap is rather larger that the first - in fact, it’s three screens long. This is because it is used lo form a scrolling background. Assuming it is actually made up from three different screens, the trick is to make tile fit si screen and the third screen exactly the same.
Then, if the display moves too far to the right that it would go off the edge, it is (lipped back round.
The overall effect is a smooth, fast horizontal scroll. The first bitmap is a normal PAL screen of 320 pixels across bv 256 lines down. It's a control panel where the score and associated details are- displayed. Like the landscape, it was quickly drawn ill Deluxe Paint and saved as a normal IFF picture.
Blitz enables us to load these IFFs directly into the bitmaps, which saves a great deal of hassle. When vou are drawing your own backdrops, make sure they are the correct si e (320 by 256 for the control panel and 960 by 256 for the landscape) and use only eight different colours, A program such as Art Department 1‘rofessional is extremely useful for cropping the images and reducing the colours or providing a dithering scheme to give the effect of more colours - unfortunately it s very expensive, but keep a look out for various Public Domain variations which can do a similar job. In fact check
out our PI) image processing recommendations in the feature on page 117.
Looking at the background, you might think the colours are a bit simple. Well, you'd be right - there's only one colour for the sky, for example.
But during the game the skv becomes a beautiful graduated blue - more details on this later.
We load in the IFF images with the Loadbitmap command, which takes as parameters die bitmap number, the Filename and an optional palette number. The palette is important, because we'll need to make a few alterations to get both displays to be shown in their own colour.
Dual plavfields are wonderful. Imagine being able to layer two completely separate screens one on top of the other. This is exactly what happens, and in this case the control panel actually floats across the background screen. There is no need to constantly redraw anything, because the bitmaps are never altered - it's the Amiga's video circuitry itself which is maintaining the effect.
We can scroll the background left and right, draw enemy ships and explosions all over it, and still the control floats on lop, Luverly. We control this effect using the Slice command. Slice is how Blitz allows screens to be defined at the very lowest level, and it takes some experimenting with.
The arguments it takes are as follows: SLICE siice number, Y, width, height, flags, bitplanes, sprites, colours, widthl, width2 Where Y is the starting location of the displav on die screen. Stick to 44: Width is the width of the Slice display (such as 320); Height is the height of the Slice display (256 for example); Flags is a complicated variable providing control of several special features of the video chips; Bitplanes is the total number of bitplanes used in the display; Sprites is the number of sprites which may be required; Colours is the number of colours which are required; Widthl
is the width of the foreground bitmap and Width2 is the width of the background bitmap.
In our example program, the entries are as you would expect. The magic number to use in Flags is Sfffa, which enables a low resolution dual- playfield display.
Now we need to sort out the colours. This isn’t as easy as normal, because each of the two IFF images we loaded in has its own palette. Both expect to be able to use colour pens number 0 to 7, which isn't really on. Of course, if both pictures did have the same choice of colours we would be OK - but this is rather limiting.
The way that the Dual Plavfield effect works means that the colours for the second display are stored in the next bank of colour pens. This is what we do in that colour loop - create a third palette, the first eight are from the control panel and the second eight from the landscape, but shif ted up one.
When we use palette three, the colours for both of the playfields are magically correct.
Hurrah! But now we use the ColSplit command to add some extra colours to the display. ColSplit redefines the colour of any given colour pen used in the display, but only from the supplied Y coordinate and downwards.
For example, in the top half of the screen colour pen 1 could be red. But after a single ColSplit command pen 1 could become green.
The result is a picture which has different colours in the top and bottom halves. This function is incredible powerful, because it allows almost as many colours as you could possibly need. Even better, because it works by programming the special dedicated graphics processor (the copper) it doesn't slow down the Amiga in the slightest.
This time. I’ve graduated the colour of the sky through various shades of the blue and green, and then the mountains through shades of red.
Depending on the size of your display, you'll need to change the loop values for the best effect.
When all this has been done we can use Palette 2 - the one made by combining the palettes from the two pictures - and the display is complete. Now we can use the ShowF (show the foreground) and ShowB (show the background) commands to display our images and move them around, but more details on this and getting some objects moving next month. *5 LISTING 5 ; Blitz Zone; ; Load in the control panel BitMap 0,320,256,3 LoadBitMap 0."blitz2:panol.iff,0 ; Load in the background BitMap 1,960,256,3 LoadBitMap l,”blitz2:landscapc.ifr l ; Wait for file loading to stop Vwait 300 ; Switch on BLITZ mode!
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Richard Baguley reports.
Over the past few months. I've touched on many aspects of Cumins, but there is one area which we haven’t looked at: sex. This is a pretty hot topic at the moment, with ELSPA (the European l eisure Software Publishers’ Association) producing a White Paper on how they intend to deal with all aspects of the problem of computer pornography, including games regulation.
For Comms enthusiasts, :he most interesting section in the White Paper is on Bulletin Boards. ELSPA believe that there is a link between pirated software and pornography, and initiallv became interested after discovering pornographic images on several pirate BBS that they raided. ELSPA have now decided to report and investigate any BBS which contains pornographic material.
Although their primarv interest is in pirated software. ELSPA have decided to put their efforts into combatting computer pornographv because they see it as an issue that should concern software publishers. "This sort of thing will seriously affect MORE MPEGS, PLEASE!.
Last month, we talked about movies on the Internet via the technology of MPEG data compression. Since then. I've discovered a new source of MPEG movies: The MPEG movie archive.
This is located at the WWW page of HTTP-Jlwvm.eeb.ele.tue.nllmpeglintleM.html. This site carries a wide variety of MPEG movies, including some excellent space movies, a selection of animations, digitised video of supermodels cavorting on the sidewalk and others. It also has a lot of technical information on the MPEG standard, and links to several other pages with MPEG software. There is also a wide range of technical information on MPEG and future versions of this versatile standard.
The image ol lawful software publishers, we want to make sure that it's not distributed," said Roger Bennett, chairman of ELSPA.
It’s ama .ingjust how freely available pornography is. And I’nt not just talking about your typical Page Three-type stuff. For instance, one Usenet newsgroup carried stories on rape, incest, underage sex and various other rather unpleasant things, all in the space of two days.
Other newsgroups carry a variety of obscene images, including bestiality. These echoes are among the busiest on Usenet, and there are absolutely no restrictions on accessing them.
The legal situation is that, under the Obscene Publications Act. It is an offence to publish an "obscene article", which means anything that is judged likely to "deprave and corrupt". An addition to the 1984 Telecommunications Act also makes it an ofTencc to transmit anything over tin- public telephone network which is obscene. This law was originally intended to cover obscene phone calls, but it can also In- applied to transmitting obscene images, text files or whatever bv modem over a public telephone line.
Fancy getting hold o a few MPEG movies? Why not connect to the MPEG archive?
At the root of the pornographv debate is the question ol freedom ol speech. The Internet and Bulletin Boards are, by and large, completely unrestricted, meaning that it is very easy for anybody to post whatever information they want, and some people choose to use it to promote and detail their own sexual preferences.
The question is whether freedom of speech should include the right to post stories about how good it is to have sex with small boys? Should we restrict free speech to stop this sort of thing being distributed, or should it remain as it is: a free for all- Oh, and one linal thing. Unlike other magazines, we haven’t printed any of the images that I discovered when I was investigating this article. I have always found it rather ironic that some magazines will print lots of pictures of computer pornographv and then go 011 about how terrible it all is. And before anyone writes in asking for copies
of these images. I've also deleted them all from tnv hard disk.
ELSPA can Ik- contat ted on (1386 833810. 'Zl IMAGINE THERE'S NO FTP SITE... It's easy if you try. Those of you with Internet access may want to try pointing your FTP program in the direction of
• rtomit.etrth.monjiih.tdu.au, in the directory
IpublGraphictilmagine for a wide selection ot Imagine objects
both big and small. There is also a profusion of objects in
Ughtwaee and Real 30 formats as well, plus a selection of
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commercial value... they can Ire sold!
Most people would be more than happy to accept money for animations they have created, but how many of them can put a price on their work? Time is money, and with this in mind you should sit down and consider what is really involved in doing commercial animation work.
The following suggestions are based on advice given to members of the 24Bit Club over the years, many of whom are now running profitable businesses.
For starters: Creating your animation is only part of the difficult)'. There are unscrupulous people out there who will take you for everything that you've got.
You may find that someone promises you £300 for a 10 second animation, which sounds amazing to an aspiring animator.
Then you discover that the client reneges on payment, saying the cash will be there, when you've finished another animation.
This scenario could be spun out for a few months, until you realise that you’re owed £1,000, the client has discovered a hot new talent ripe for exploitation, and you have nothing to show for your efforts.
So how can you protect your interests?
First off, you must discipline yourself into planning your animation project. For the initial design, generate pencil sketches or lo-res wireframe previews for your client's approval. At this stage, you should make clear your terms of payment before any design work is carried out. You should ask for an initial fee of about 20 per cent of the project cost, which is non- refundable. This cost can be deducted from the final bill if everything runs smoothly. We've found that asking for cash up-front removes time wasters allowing you to concentrate on profitable projects.
Don't forget to copyright your work by sending your samples (scenes, objects), in a recorded delivery package to yourself.
If you've bought the brilliant Lightwave 3D ray-tracing program, why not try to get a return on your investment by taking on commercial work? The 24Bit Club offer their advice on getting started... CASHING IN UN LIGHTwwmm To work out how long the rendering takes, render the start, middle and end frames, and multiply the number of frames by the frame that took the longest time.
This should give you a safety margin, because most of the frames at the beginning take less time to render.
You can also use Lightwave's data overlay function to put your animation name and date over the sample images - you'd be surprised how many people attempt to use your sample work as their own design. This effectively sets a date in which the project was first mooted to the client.
The next phase is design approval.
This is where the client has paid their deposit, and has a time set, by you, to finalise the designs. You should emphasise that if the client requests changes after approval, then these are paid for by the client al your specified project rate. Once this has been agreed, a further 20 per cent payment is required before proceeding on to the final stage - the rendering.
This is the area where a lot of people can fall down - if you don't work out how long the total project is going to take to render, you can quite easily blow your deadline, your credibility and leave yourself open to the wrath of the client, which could involve legal action.
Once completed, the client pays the final tiO per cent balance. It's important to remember that until trust has been established with the client, all cash must be paid up front. After all, once the master tape has left your hands, payment can be withheld quite easily and your only resort would be expensive court action, which can he more trouble than it's worth. If you are going to get involved with commercial animation, it's a good idea to contact a solicitor for further advice.
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CONFUSING DECISION I own an A600 and I am interested in upgrading to a CD machine. First I was going to buy a CD32 and the Microbotics expansion module with floppy disk drive and keyboard. It has plenty of ways to expand and it has FMV compatibility.
Then the CD1200 came out. This to me is a nonstarter because it ties up the trapdoor expansion slot.
Then the Zappo CD drive came. In my opinion this is better than the CD1200 because it uses the PCMCIA slot and it looks sexier.
So please help me and point me in the right direction. Should I sell my A600 buy a CD32 and the expansion module, or by an A1200 and either the CD1200 (which I think is crap) or the Zappo CD drive. Please help or I may buy an ST!
William Rasie, Peterhead Given that the CD1200 won't be out for a couple of months, it looks like the Zappo is your best bet. But bear Your other option is to upgrade to an A1200 first in mind that even with the Zappo drive your A600 won't and then pick up a CD-ROM drive when the Amiga CD play CD32 games, due the lack of AGA. Market takes off.
CD ' ® r & * 09 Al ft m m PCS OF MATE li is with a lot of frustration that I turn to you to sort out a problem. I am currently studying for an HND in Business and Finance, and the set-up at college is all Pcs with Microsoft Works installed on every machine (with Windows to a lesser extent).
Because I have Wordworth 3 installed on my machine (an A1200 with a 64Mb Connor hard drive and a Power PC 1202-8 with 2Mb Fast RAM and SSMhz Co-pro), working from home, with the help of CrossDOSand Wordworth's Works filter, is a doddle.
However, the course requires that ‘professional' documents are to be submitted at all times - such as reports, information packs and brochures. Therefore some of these documents require illustrations.
If I am to work properly from home 1 need to be able to convert PC COM clip art to the Amiga’s IFF format and vice-versa. Is there any commercial or PD software that can achieve this? The software has to be for the Amiga only, (just in case you knew of suitable PC utility), because the college won’t allow unauthorised software on their systems.
Wayne Hardy, Cumbria To hr honest, sou 're going to have to buy an expensive image processing program if you want to convert sour PC graphics files to Amiga IFF. Although it pains me 10 say it. Sour best bet is to get your hands on a copy of the Shareware PC program Paint Shop Pro, convert the images to 11 P on the PC.s at your college, take them home on a PC format disk and then read them into your Amiga using CrossDOS.
It 5 not the most ideal solution but it s a solution nonetheless.
AIN'T IT THE TRUTH This Month In View - here we go again with more deranged rantings about the Amiga as if it were a sacred cow'. I now have some facts that some people will find hard to accept.
1. Commodore has no God-given right to survive - no-one in the
world will buy a company that has an excellent product, but no
chance of selling it. Whoever buys Commodore will have to
market the product from the start, and that's expensive.
2. Interactive TV. CD-ROM. Toaster etc. Brilliant products and
ideas but they will not save the Amiga. People must separate
Commodore from the fantastic feats that the Amiga can perform.
Commodore, in whatever form it now exists must make money, if
not, bve-bve Amiga.
3. Don't ever underestimate the PC Mac market, they react 10
times quicker to any new trend, including price drops and new
products. Show me the inclusive package for the Internet,
including subscription and software for the Amiga.
Macs are not too expensive.
£1,300 for a Mac LC475 with a 15- inch monitor, keyboard and 12Mb hard drive! (If you don't believe me phone Jigsaw of Nottingham). Pcs may not be able to hack it at the moment, but if you give it a market, someone will come up with a software or hardware solution fast.
Yes I know it's easy to be negative, but it's also easy to be realistic. I have owned an Amiga for seven years in various guises and I feel it gives the best home computer solution for many people, but it has to now be marketed and developed well to ensure its continued existence.
Chris Firth, Isle of Wight Don V forget that to many people, the Amiga IS a sacred cow: if the Amiga dies it will be like losing a dear friend.
We all know what a mountain Commodore: The Next Generation has to climb. We know that the Amiga is threatened on all sides by the PC and Mac. Vve all know just how bloody great the Amiga is. And if belief in its future will in any way help, Amiga Format ' only real crime is to be optimistic.
T-SHIRT AND MUG I am thinking of buying an Amiga 1200 and have a few questions I would like answered.
1) When will the new AAA RISC chip set be released and how much
will it cost?
2) Can you make T-shirt transfers on the Canon BJC 600 and do you
need any special hardware or software?
3) Could you tell me the address of MUG (MFD Users Group) because
I like making my own songs on Mid)}
4) How do I get the songs I’ve made in evert' PD library around?
5) Has Afever published a book on modems and if so. What is it
called?
6) How do you print your own disk labels with pictures on a BjC
600 - 1 might start up mv own PD company?
7) Why waste Afs cash and set up Spong! Will this mean AF prices
are going to rise to pay for this free Bulletin Board?
Paul Tyson. Reading
I) Triple ,4 has now been cancelled in favour of RISC, although
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Turn to page 134 to order Internet Modems And The Whole Comms Thing.
2) The immediate answer is ’no’. Ed Builley at dare Electronics
(0923 894064) can explain to you in great detail why it's
tricky, so perhaps you should have a chat with him.
3) The MED User Group is con tact able via Richard Bannister on
0793 825219.
4) You could always r compiling a disk of your work and sending
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5) AF hasn V done a book on modems, but there’s a new Future Book
out now called Internet. Modems And The Whole Comms Thing by
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Amiga nawi first . aT In a few weeks time I will be purchasing an A1200.1 also have a Commodore 1526 printer connected to a C64. I would like to know if the 1526 printer works with the A1200.
If it does, what is the procedure?
Also, what does AGA mean?
THE BITS ON THE SIDE.. Stephen Yendle. Trowbridge You might be able to get it to work using the MPS driver in Workbench, which you set up through Preferences If not, maybe it's time to invest in a new (better) printer. If you don't have any luck, write to Nick Veitch at Workbench
- and be a bit more specific next timeI AGA stands for Advanced
Graphics Architecture and is the 32-bit chip set in the A1200,
A4000 and CD31 which enables them to display 256 colours (and
HAM-8) from a 24-bit palette.
Could you please tell me where I can get a copy of Captain Planet And The Planeteers which came in an A500« bundle? My disk got corrupted and I lost my game. Is there anyone out their with a copy?
D Allison, 3 Pennine View, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD5 ONQ Can anyone out there help?
Can you tell me the address for Digital Illusions the manufacturers of Pinball Fantasies? The problem is I would like Pinball Dreams but it only comes with Pinball Fantasies and that is no good to me because I already have Pinball Fantasies.
Altaira Webb, Cornwall Digital Illusions are on 01046 470 80239.
I am considering purchasing a null modem cable for my A1200.1 have a few questions about it.
1) I am planning to connect my A1200 to my mate's A500 for
Knights Of The Sky. Will his A500 slow down my A1200 while
playing the game head-to-head?
2) Please can you tell me all games that are compatible with the
cable?
Philip Sutch, Manchester
1) Yes, obviously the game has to run at the slower processor
speed, otherwise it would be completely out of synch, and you
would end up travelling through time or something.
A new Amiga combining an A1200 with a built-in CD”-compatible CO-ROM drive. Can this be the shape of things to come?
2) Well, the null modem games listed in Af's Top 16 Hook-Up Games
(as reported in the multi-player games feature in AF40J are as
follows: Vroom (UbiSoft), Lotus 2 (Gremlin Graphics),
RoboSport (Ocean Maxis), Falcon (Digital Integration), Stunt
Car Racer (Microprose), Flight Of The Intruder (Mirrorsoft),
MiG 29 Super Fulcrum (Domark), Populous (EA), Populous 2 (EA),
Powermonger (EA), Global Effect (MilleniumlEA) and Stormball
(Millennium). Me, I like Stunt Car Racer - classic
head-to-head action.
I am writing to you to ask if you will pass on to your readers the fact that I am selling a cheat disk that covers the following formats: Amiga, C64, Super Nintendo, NES. Mega Drive, Master System, Game Boy and Game Gear.
It has a large number of Action Replay pokes for them all. At least 20 complete solutions and guides, some type-in listing for the C64 and more than 20,000 words of cheats for games on all these formats. I am selling it on a self-booting disk for the sum of £5. Which I feel is well worth it considering it has taken me about two years to complete it.
Simon Finnigan, 9 Yarcombe Close.
Halewood Village, Liverpool L26 7AE OK - sounds fair to me.
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6) Any DTP or printing package will work as lung as you can
produce disk label-sized artwork. You might have problems
using label paper (the stuff with a peel-off back) though,
because it's thicket than normal paper and is shiny.
You might have to experiment a hit - or settle for printing on normal paper and then just glueing it to your disks (or inashe not).
7) Don V be so cynical. We set up Spong!
As a service to our readers. We're currently in the process of making this a proper Bulletin Board, and it should he up and running very soon.
CUSTOM BUILDING Having read the article in .- -'62 about the future of Commodore. I must say that I think the A1800 is a step in the wrong direction.
Surely it would lie a much better idea to build in a dedicated CD-connection port, put CD filesystem support in Kickstart and then let people have the choice of buying any suitable CD-ROM drive and true Amiga CD-ROM titles, rather than CD** titles which rely on custom architecture.
Jonathan Putsman. Cleveland Well, you can use any CD-ROM drive with an A12111) if you have a SCSI interface fitted to the machine (many accelerator cards offer SCSI options).
Although you won V get the benefits offull CD’2 compatibility (the CD12 has a special chunks to planar' chip which isn't inside Ihe 11200). Most CD32 titles would still run on such a set-up.
Very few CJ)12 titles are written to use the C.D’2s Akiko planar chip - Microcosm is the only one wc have seen, l-ailing that, why not fust buy yourself a normal A1200 and then fit a Zappo CD-ROM drive?
LANGUAGE BARRIER Being of the masochistic persuasion.
I have decided lo devote myself to the learning of a new programming language. I would therefore be pleased if you would perhaps give me some advice on a few points.
1) Which language is the most commonly used? This may lie a
rather vague question, but I would eventually like to move
into programming on a more serious level, and would probably
cross to other platforms as a consequence. I always understood
C would Ik- the very bunny for me. But a dealer pointed out
that it appears to have become incredibly unhip. Did
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I own an Amiga 1200, I have done so since last year and I am extremely interested in the subject of animation. I have read many articles in your magazine about how good the Amiga is at animation and I was wondering if you could please help me out by answering a few questions I have.
1) What form of animation is the Amiga 1200 best at (2D, 3D, etc)
and what therefore, is the best package for it?
ANIMATE ME An image of the Earth created with Lightwave 3D. The best 3D animation package available for the Amiga.
2) I am considering purchasing a video digitiser for my machine
and there are many on the market.
Which is the best one for grabbing single frames in colour and what supporting pieces of hardware software are required?
3) What finally, in your opinion, is the best desktop set-up,
such as software, hardware and accessories? What would be the
rough cost if I was considering using my Amiga 1200
professionally in the near future and what would someone
change the rules while 1 was asleep?
2) OK, let’s say I've chosen my lingo
- now which package do 1 get? 1 don’t wish to re-mortgage granny
just yet, so something professional like Lattice for (.'is out.
What about Aztec? Helios Forth? Are the I’D releases up to it
or not? 1 note from the latest ish of Afthat your Complete
Amiga (.’offer is sold out. Thieves!
Fire! Murder!
3) Documentation - 1 borrowed a book on C to whet my appetite and
came to the opinion that it was an excellent and eco-viable
alternative to barbecue lighting fluid - don't try this at
home kids.
Whichever language I choose, I need a text that is clear, concise and doesn't read like a Kafka novel.
Simon Kay. Lancashire
1) Well, it really depends what you want to do. If you want to
unite games, you need to use Assembler; if you just want to
code applications, use C.
2) HiSoft s lattice C is the one to go for: Aztec isn V readily
available in the UK, an Helios Forth is crap. HiSoft are
contactable on 0525 718181.
3) Bruce Smith (call 0923 894355) do a good book on C programming
called be the best set-up if I had a larger amount of money?
Howard Pearse, Surrey
1) It would be best to decide which sort of animation you want to
do first - the Amiga is equally good at both (although the 3D
stuff is more impressivel).
The best 2D animation package is probably Gold Disk's Movie Setter (although you might have problems getting hold of a copy). For 3D animation, well, there's no beating Lightwave 3D (contact PremierVision on 071-721 7050).
2) Rombo's Vidi Amiga 12 AGA system will do the job nicely (Rombo
are on 0506 414631).
3) Remember that it's not the equipment you have, its what you do
with it that counts. You would be best to start doing some
simple animation (DPaint III will do the trick) and see if you
enjoy it before you start taking out any huge bank loansl
Mastering Amiga C. Terrible plot, though - thegetchar(’): did
it.
WIRED Whatever happened to the D1Y sections of Amiga Format'! I always thought it was the best part of the magazine, apart from the Coverdisks of course.
1 have made myself a sound sampler, four-way joypad adaptor and loads of other useful gadgets. I know that I have been a bit slow in writing this letter, but I have only just got a printer and my handwriting is appalling - so appalling that I sometimes have trouble reading it myself.
I would dearly appreciate it if you started tip the DIY section because 1 strive to know how to create a buffered parallel port splitter.
Andrew Peel, West Yorkshire Buffered parallel port splitter. Pliwoar, eh? Eh’ Ahem. You 'II be pleased to hear that the DIY section (we prefer the term, Amiga Format Projects) will soon be making a comeback. Nick Veitcli has plans to shout you how to build a thermonuclear detonator lightpen combo.
Or something. Stay tuned. (5 THE MAN AT THE TOP Write to Commodore UK managing director David Pleasance do Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth St, Bath BA1 2BW.
SHOOTING US IM THE FOOT How I laughed in 1988 when I bought an A500 and my friend bought an Atari ST! How I chortled when I saw people rushing to 'upgrade' to Workbench 1.3 only to see Commodore release the A500+ a few months later, and how I guffawed when my chums bustled to buy the A600 only to see me purchase an A1200 after only a matter of weeks!
Unfortunately, though, the days of laughing at CDTV owners have gone. I find it hard to see how Commodore can still manage to rustle up an army of dedicated Amiga owners who stick by them through thick and thin when they continually keep shooting us in the foot!
I want CD92! OK, I suppose I could buy one. I'd have to get a bigger desk but I could save up and buy one. Frankly though, my bread bin is more aesthetically pleasing than a CD32 and the last time I did my shopping at Sainsbury's they provided a more robust form of packaging just so I could get my waffles home.
I have just read with a degree of horror that by late Spring a CD drive will be available - for the A4000! 'The CD32 has a completely different gate array to the A1200'. Well does it indeed? Presumably this pitiful excuse means that the insignificant few Commodore know as 'customers' have been shafted again?
I suppose though even if I do stay with the dwindling Amiga it won’t be long before my entire system is replaced by a far superior, but tragically-supported A1200 - either that or a CD32-II in a decent box that no one writes software for?
Sort yourself out please Commodore, Pcs are getting better and cheaper all the time. I think I probably speak for many when I say that loyalties can only go so far!
Anthony Gallagher, London What a confusing letter!
I can't remember having seen so many mixed messages on one page before, but nevertheless I will try to respond to your points.
If I understand you correctly you enjoyed the benefits of being an Amiga 500 owner and subsequently an A1200 owner, whilst feeling sorry for your friends who had just purchased A600s. Of course not everybody could afford the higher specification A1200 and for them the Amiga 600 was excellent value for money.
If you want a CD32 - buy one. If you don't like its looks - don't buy one, it's your choice.
In your next paragraph I take you to mean that you want a CD- ROM for your Amiga 1200. Well, you will be getting one, around the same time as the A4000 owners will, but it will not support FMV. If you want FMV buy a CD33.
Inevitably we will produce a higher spec machine than the A1200, it's called progress, it's what many people want. I would be interested to know what you mean by 'tragically-supported' and also why you are under the misconception that no one is writing software for the CD33.
You clearly have no idea what you want, and I strongly suggest you call into your local PC store, check out what it will cost to add a sound card, graphics board, etc, etc, and you will still end up with a computer that cannot perform like an Amiga.
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