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The A1200 has held its price well since production halted, but we need to keep it low - certainly no more than 1299. I know that Escom have many, many plans for the future of the Amiga, and that now they need some time to think through exactly what to do and when, but for everyone's sake - please don't think for too long. A lot of people have written in with concern over the number of software houses, mostly games companies, that are no longer developing for the Amiga. Well, that's a very bold of the softies - I wonder how many of them will stick to it. Because the fact of the matter is, whether they like it or not, the Amiga is still the biggest format when it comes to sales. If they no longer wish to support the Amiga, more fool them - someone else will step in and reap the huge rewards. What financial sense does it make for Sensible Software never to make another Amiga game, when their last Amiga title, Sensible World Of Soccer, is riding high in the Amiga charts? Who else will be brave enough to follow them, when Acid's excellent Super Sliidmarks has proved that a good game on the Amiga generates twice as many sales as anything on the consoles? Ignore the Amiga at your own risk. All you Amiga fans out there can give yourself a pat on the back. The worst is over, things are only going to gel a lot better. To get you in the party mood, why not serve yourself a large helping of jelly and ice cream and get stuck in to our special Amiga birthday issue. As you may know, June marks the real 10th birthday of the Amiga. It was officially launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago in 1985.

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We talk exclusively to Escom's Bernard van Tienen. P11 Introduction Cyberstorm 060 Exclusive review of the new super-fast Motorola 68060-based board that could form the basis of the next-generation Amigas. There are only 12 of these boards in Europe - we bring you the first review.
HiQ PowerStation How a Squirrel SCSI interface and a PC-style case could change the way you see and use your A1200. The PowerStation offers many expansion possibilities, but is it right for you?
Directory Opus 5 97 The first prototype Amiga was displayed in June 1985 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.
Celebrate a decade of Amiga achievement with our 13-page feature. P21 Can the latest version of the leading Amiga directory utility live up to the remarkable 98 per cent standard set by version 41 Another Amiga Format exclusive review.
Siegfried Antivirus Professional 1 The fight against viruses continues with the release of a new virus checking program boasting many unique features.
Twist 2 104 This powerful new program from Germany aims to set new standards for Amiga databases. But can it really deliver the goods? We give Twist 2 the Amiga Format treatment.
Previews Speris Legacy, Player Manager 2, Colonization, Coala A1200 A4000 Charts Ultimate Soccer Manager BloodNet Ants Super Loopz Battle Trucks High Seas Trader Re-Releases High Seas Trader (left): A life of adventure on the ocean wave. Speedball 2 (above): An Amiga classic is now on CD.
48 Extractor CD32 51 Speedball 2 CD32 51 Shadow Fighter CD32 54 King Pin CD32 54 Pinball Illusions CD32 56 GameBusters 58 Helping Hand fTz Coverdisk B: Coverdisk A: Pegger and Magic Storybook p138 Make the most of your Amiga's amazing graphics capabilities with a special version of Pegger - an ingenious program that saves you time and storage space. Plus create your own interactive stories with the remarkable Magic Storybook.
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TUTORIALS AMOS Professional 114 We explore AMAL, the powerful AMOS animation language.
Wordworth 118 The mysteries of printing explained in our first Wordworth tutorial.
LZX p36 Why the new LZX archiver could be good news for Amiga users everywhere.
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10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA You'll find these little boxes scattered throughout this special 10th birthday issue. They contain interesting facts and trivia from the Amiga decade. For example, did you know that Amiga Format is Future Publishing's biggest-selling title and has been since its launch in August 1989?
128 Back Issues 131 Books 132 Subscriptions 133 Order Forms 135 REGULARS Month In View 7 Richard Baguley Column 12 Tim Smith Column 14 Public Domain 77 Workbench 109 Comms 121 Letters and Gallery 123 Advertisers' Index 144 Next Month 145 Format Forum 146 YOUR GUARANTEE OF VALUE This magazine comes from Future Publishing, a company founded just nine years ago but now selling more computer magazines than any other in Britain. We offer: BETTER ADVICE. Our titles are packed with tips, suggestions and explanatory features, written by the very best in the business.
STRONGER REVIEWS. We have a cast-iron policy of editorial independence and our reviews give clear buying recommendations.
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You order, goods ESOE a THIS MONTH IN VIEW JUNE 1995 This Month InlView Nick Veitch welcomes the new owners of the Amiga and puts forward some of your views on the future of the machine.
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EDITORIAL EDITOR DEPUTY EDITOR PRODUCTION EDITOR GAMES EDITOR TECHNICAL EDITOR STAFF WRITER DESIGN ART EDITOR ART ASSISTANT PUBLISHING PUBLISHER JOINT MD CIRCULATION MANAGER CIRCULATION ASSISTANT AMIGA FORMAT 72 JUNE 1995 Mary de Sausmarez Louise Woods lwoodsGfuturenet.co.uk Diane Clarke SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CUSTOMER SERVICES Telephone Ashton James, Pete Canning uiure A I long Iasi flu* ponderous, long-running farce that has been the winding up of Commodore International is over, and the Amiga can re-as.sert itself as the home computer of choice for the cognoscenti.
It has been a long wait, and one that has sorely tested the loyalty of many an Amiga user, but now the Amiga has a new owner, and more importantly an owner with experience, money and big plans for the machine.
Kscnm should have no problem understanding the Amiga and its market, especially as a great number of their employees used to work for Commodore. But what can they do for us, the Amiga users? It’s payback time.
Escom may have paid millions of dollars for Commodore, hut they still owe a debt to the Amiga users, without whom there wouldn't be any Amiga technology worth buying. The debt they owe us can only be repaid by re-establishing the Amiga as the best choice computer for the home user, and as an unsurpassed graphics workstation for the professional.
The first thing Escom should do is start manufacturing the A1200 again, which they are already arranging. But that in itself is not enough, we need real advances. I'm not talking about just producing a repackaged Amiga with a hard drive and maybe a high-density floppy, but a real advance. You, the readers, have talked to us in your thousands about the future of the Amiga, and this is what you want:
• AN A1200 WITH BUILT-IN CD There has always been a case for a
mid-range Amiga. What about the much fabled AI200CD that was so
strongly rumoured shortly before the demise of Commodore?
Bundled with some Public Domain Cds and some decent, show-off
packages, it's bound to sell. It would certainly be a shot in
the arm for the CD3,1.
• STRONGER ADVERTISING We are a bit fed up with having to
continually slick up for our machine without any support from
the manufacturers. While Pcs, Macs and the consoles buy
prime-time television slots, the Amiga has never really been on
the receiving end of a concerted marketing effort.
• KEEN PRICE.
The A1200 has held its price well since production halted, but we need to keep it low - certainly no more than 1299.
I know that Escom have many, many plans for the future of the Amiga, and that now they need some time to think through exactly what to do and when, but for everyone's sake - please don't think for too long.
A lot of people have written in with concern over the number of software houses, mostly games companies, that are no longer developing for the Amiga. Well, that's a very bold of the softies - I wonder how many of them will stick to it. Because the fact of the matter is, whether they like it or not, the Amiga is still the biggest format when it comes to sales. If they no longer wish to support the Amiga, more fool them - someone else will step in and reap the huge rewards.
What financial sense does it make for Sensible Software never to make another Amiga game, when their last Amiga title, Sensible World Of Soccer, is riding high in the Amiga charts? Who else will be brave enough to follow them, when Acid's excellent Super Sliidmarks has proved that a good game on the Amiga generates twice as many sales as anything on the consoles? Ignore the Amiga at your own risk.
All you Amiga fans out there can give yourself a pat on the back. The worst is over, things are only going to gel a lot better. To get you in the party mood, why not serve yourself a large helping of jelly and ice cream and get stuck in to our special Amiga birthday issue.
As you may know, June marks the real 10th birthday of the Amiga. It was officially launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago in
1985. For 10 years people all over the w orld have been using
their machines for everything front playing games to
rendering graphics for television programmes and films.
We hope to have captured some of that spirit of excellence in our special feature celebrating a decade of Amiga achievement, as well as some of the background details and a great deal of comment from various Amiga types.
Happy birthday Amiga, here's to 10 more successful years... ® II go down in histo best there’s been... for ages A R D i] Archiving and re, ise new methods At Si II m i distributors... Wood Inc., I SA .1 60:431 0949
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has gradually evolved from early cave paintings by Prehistoric
man. Through Egyptian Hieroglyphics and eventually on to a
method of symbols representing both letters and numbers. Early
inscriptions in stone gave way to clay tablets, papyrus,
parchment and ultimately paper, and the Greek alphabet became
the basis of most of today's languages.
Books were created by hand until the mid 15th century when crude printing processes were first introduced. Albeit with continual refinements, printing methods have, until very recently, remained the only way to distribute the written word and hence a host of information throughout the world.
The biggest leap forward has been achieved in the last ten years!
Adoption of computer generated text as a standard, complicated layouts and designs can now bt generated and printed at the touch of a few keys right on v* desktop. And it doesni slop there.
Keeping works hand in hand with :essing text and allows far faster data retrieval than everbefore. This latest technology has not just revolutionised the world of print, but has opened the floodgates to an explosion in communication possfflmes throughout the world.
Jl At SoMood. Our constant aim is to bring you these ’erful. Up to dale technologies with the best possible software for your specification of Amiga.
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Escom Wednesday. April 19_ On the ewe of the auction, only the liquidators knewv exactly who was going to show, and they weren't telling. Bahama liquidator Franklyn R Wilson sent out invitations to about three dozen prospective buyers.
- We want a process that is open and fair, where everyone has a
chance to participate on a level playing field and where the
person who is prepared to pay the most gets it. At least half a
dozen parties have indicated that they intend to actively
participate in the auction." Said Wilson.
I n buy-ou It becomes apparent that the Commodore UK team is beginning to have serious doubts about whether their bid would be successful, because it seemed they were up against overwhelming competition: "I’d say it is not looking good. I think the thing is going to get way out of hand and it is going to fetch way too much money." Said a cautious Commodore UK joint managing director David Pleasance.
CEI president Alex Amor was more optimistic about his chances, doubting that the bidding would go too high: "I don't think it is going to go much above US$ 10 million. I think these are wasting assets," he said.
Thursday, Rpril 20_ 10am Escom's 11-man team arrive, to join around 50 other interested parties in the conference room of Fullbright And Jaworski at 666 Fifth Avenue. New York.
Alex Amor of CEI tries to join forces with Dell, an unexpected late entrant in the bidding war. A deal between CEI and IBM fell through before the auction.
Dell makes a bid. But this is deemed invalid by the liquidators, because there are conditions attached.
Computer Connection, a Californian company makes a surprise bid, but they cannot stump up the deposit, and are disqualified by the liquidator.
- 1pm Escom's original bid of USS5 million is accepted.
The lawyer representing the creditors approaches Dell to see what can be done.
Midnight Dell tell the liquidators they will pay US$ 15 million for Commodore, providing they are given a 30-day delay to review the value of the assets.
Friday, April 21_ 10am Judge James L Garrity opens the court hearing which must validate the sale.
Lawyers for the creditors and Dell argue that they have put in a better offer.
IBM's lawyers also contest the sale, but their complaint is resolved quickly.
IA HI z 3 io I 2.50pm Judge calls a recess for lunch.
During the lunch recess, Escom negotiate with the creditors and submit a new bid of USS10 million.
2. 30pm The court reconvenes and the deal is agreed.
• Exclusive buy-out report ....p 10-11
• How Escom won Commodore ..pi2-13
• What next for Pleasance? ....pi4-15
• More Amiga news ......pl6 and 18 triumph t drama After a
year of waiting. Commodore has finally been bought. The end
came in dramatic style when Escom's bid was accepted at the
liquidator's auction on April 20, much to the anger of other
prospective purchasers, whose bids were ruled invalid.
Objections were heard in a New York court on April 21, but finally, with an improved offer, Escom received approval for the purchase of Commodore.
The final sum depends on exactly how much Escom negotiate for the UK, Dutch and Philippino assets, but the core business of Commodore, including the intellectual property rights for everything related to the Amiga, fetched at least US$ 10million.
The sale must still be processed by a Bahama court, but this seems certain to go ahead without objections.
For the full, exclusive story, Amiga Format has a special report from Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Dan Stets.
Offices of Fullbright And Jaworski, attorneys for the Bahama liquidators.
Despite the crowd, only Escom submitted a valid bid at the auction, and the company was able to secure the assets just 24 hours later following a court hearing.
After months of speculation and posturing among suitors for the assets of Commodore International Ltd, only one company seems to have been serious all along - Escom AG of Germany.
Escom president Manfred Schmitt arrived at the Manhattan auction for Commodore's assets with two of the firm's top executives, two US attorneys, one German attorney, a German financial adviser, and four representatives of Escom's new Chinese partner in tow.
Schmitt, the 44-year-old entrepreneur who has built Escom into one of Germany's largest computer companies, walked away widi the pri .e after two days of bidding, bargaining and bluffing.
More than 60 people crowded the Manhattan meeting room in the law The Escom purchase price was USS10 million for Commodore's core assets, in addition to the US$ 1.6 million Escom has already paid for the rights to Commodore's German trademark.
I Escom will pay another US$ 1 million for a manufacturing inventory stored in the Philippines when and if the liquidators can deliver it. Still unknown is how much Escom will eventually pay for Commodore's assets in the United Kingdom as well as the equity interest of Commodore Business Machines UK.
B Continued overleaf » The World according to Escom Once the euphoria of the sale is over, the Amiga community will be expecting big things from Escom. In order to try to get a handle on what the future may bring, we contacted Escom's Bernard van Tienen, former Commodore International vice-president and the man Escom are looking to for ideas on what to do with the Amiga.
Bernard van Tienen: possible projects include an Amiga PowerPC, the reintroduction of the C64, and work on a settop box. But the main priority is to get A1200s in the shops within three months.
AF: In the end you paid US$ 10 million for core assets, would you agree this is a bit of a bargain?
BvT: Well, we had to pay more than we first bid, but we are satisfied with the price - we believe it will pay us back.
AF: How soon do you think H will be before we see the Amiga back on the shelves?
BvT: Ive already have a deal with a Chinese manufacturer. But you will have to give us three months before we have finished units in the shops.
AF: Given that you have A1200s sorted, what about new machines - is your first priority going to be producing the entry level or high end machines?
BvT: We will develop for both of course, they are both very important. We have many ideas. At the professional level we are already discussing an Amiga-based PowerPC, there are many other Amiga technologies that we would like to develop, like a set-top bo* unit We also plan to re-start production of the C64 for the Eastern European market. We hope to be producing a product for the Chinese market too.
AF: When will we get solid details on these products?
BvT: We have a great many plans but now we can sit down and discuss them and think which ideas are important and which are practical.
AF: What would you say was the most important territory for the Amiga?
BvT: Well, the UK and the German markets are big. But you must not forget the other European countries, Scandinavia is good and so is France.
AF: What about the overseas markets? We have a lot of readers in the US, South America and even Australia.
BvT: But of course, we will distribute to these markets. In China we have a deal with a company, and we will set up deals for the other markets too.
AF: David Pteasance, Colin Proudfoot and the rest of the Commodore UK staff are well known to AF readers. What is going to happen to them? Are you going to have them advise you about the UK market?
BvT: We know the UK market ourselves, but of course we will be talking to Commodore UK. We will be working something out with them soon. You should know that a lot of Commodore people are working for Escom now, including myself. We must have over 100 ex-Commodore people. We will be taking advice from everywhere, we want people to be involved. We will be having a press conference soon, and we can tell you more information then... Amiga Format will bring you all the details from the Escom press conference in our next issue.
Ob They think It's all over... It Is now! And It Is. After Just under a year of Indecision, rumour, financial wheeler dealing and general legal Jlggery pokery, we finally know what's going to happen to what’s left of Commodore. Although at the time of writing there Is relatively little Information on the plans of the new owner, I think I can safely say that every Amiga owner will finally let forth a salutary “Hurrah!"
JUNE 1995 NEWS Now Is the time that we can look back on the whole business and sum It up. Frankly there Is only one word that I can think of which describes It - shambles.
Ever since the company went Into liquidation there have been so many rumours, contradictory facts and outright lies floating around that It has been nearly Impossible to find out what was really going on. As the editor of Amiga Shopper I did my best to pick out the scraps of truth from the Jumble sale of rumours, but It was. Frankly, a very difficult and tiresome process.
Perhaps I’m being unfair. One of the people Involved In the sale told me that It was more complex than the Maxwell liquidation. Commodore was. Thanks to the curious management style of Medhi All and Irving Gould, a R lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estates from your enemies and keeps them for himself.
Hideously complex morass of companies spread over several companies. The liquidators were left with the unenviable task of picking up the remains of this and working out what to sell to whom. That’s when the lawyers came In... A number of wise men have said things along the lines of: “A lawyer Is a learned gentleman who rescues your estates from your enemies and keeps them for himself." I'll avoid all the usual lawyer jokes and Just leave you with this thought. Whose Interests were best served by delaying the sale for as long as possible? Who stood to make the most money from a long drawn-out
process with lots of legal wrangling and several extended court cases?
There Is one aspect of the deal which I find rather worrying. According to various reports, the new Amigas will be manufactured In a plant Just outside Beijing in China. Now the Chinese government has a human rights record which Is, frankly, appalling. I’m sure that I don't need to remind anybody of the, erm, “events" a few years back In Tlannemen Square. Since then things haven't got much better. Several Amiga people have already voiced their concern over this aspect of the deal and 1 think they have a point.
Uje bought Commodore to deuelop the technology further and to sell computers.
Will people be prepared to accept an Amiga that has been manufactured In a country whose government considers It acceptable to run over people with tanks because they don't agree with them? Most people don't care where products are built as long as they are cheap, but Amiga owners have always been a thoughtful bunch, and there are quite a few who may find this aspect unacceptable. Which Is more Important human rights or the right to compute?
Rames to R Baguley on baggers@clx.compuIlnk.co.uk * The opinions expressed In The Baguley Column are certainly not those of Amiga Format.
1H ME A* The new owner of Commodore technolog)' quickly promised to resume production and development of all Commodore products, including the Amiga 4000s and A1200s, with a manufacturing plant in China.
? | The Baguley Column |p l|Hp~ Tietsin Trust & Investment Co, which is the parent firm of a Chinese electronic game firm, will start manufacturing at a factor)' near Beijing. Four of its executives sat patiently through the two days of haggling in New York, smiling broadly and shaking Schmitt's hand enthusiastically once the deal was closed.
Schmitt also wants to lake advantage of the relative popularity of the Commodore name in Europe, manufacturing IBM-compatible personal computers and selling them through department stores. He plans to contact Motorola about development of a new Commodore PowerPC.
The PowerPC is a natural for the Commodore label, Schmitt believes, because Commodore computers have used Motorola processors and Apple Computer Co is now willing to license the operating system for its version of the computer, the PowerMac.
However. Escom executives went to great length to assure .Amiga owners around the world that the company is interested in more than just the Commodore name as a marketing tool.
"We didn't buy Commodore just to have it. We bought it to develop the technology further and sell computers."
Said Bernard van Tiencn, a member of Escom's board of directors and head of distribution worldwide.
Van Tienen, a former Commodore International sice president, noted that Escom already has many former Commodore employees (about 100) and will be seeking to hire more hardware and software developers both in Europe and the United States.
Escom survived an 11 th-hour effort by Dell Computer Co of Texas to get into the game. Dell sought a 30-dav delay in the sale by offering a USS1 million non-refundable deposit, but in the end succeeded only in driving up the sale price for Escom.
Dell said it wanted the delay to evaluate Commodore's assets and claimed it had been unaware of the auction until a few weeks ago.
Dalton Kaye, Dell's vice president and treasurer, was the company's point man at the auction, but he never spelled out exactly what the manufacturer of IBM-compatible computers intended to do with the Amiga and other Commodore products if it won. Some members of the Escom team were highly suspicious about the Dell effort, wondering if Dell was just part of a conspiracy to drive up the price for the benefit of Commodore's American creditors, who are owed more than USS100 million.
Escom's .American attorneys went to great lengths to assure the German visitors that such a ruse was impossible and illegal in a US Bankruptcy Court. The Germans remained sceptical but in the end were resigned to paving more than twice their original offer for Commodore.
The two most prominent suitors for Commodore fizzled in New York. The managing directors of CBM UK. Colin Proudfoot and David Pleasance.
Announced they were dropping out of the auction before the competition even began. The executives said they couldn't compete with Dell and Escom. But it seemed doubtful that the UK firm ever had solid enough financing lined up to be in the competition at all.
- Alex Amor, president of Creative Equipment International of
Miami, who were seen as one of the major players in the auction
stakes, arrived at the proceedings only with an assistant and
the hope that he could join efforts with Dell.
.Amor was rebuffed by Escom officials, antagonistic because of his alliance with Dell. .Amor never submitted a separate bid.
Despite months of declaring dial he would be in the competition until the end.
Creative Equipment had been trying to line up an agreement with IBM to help it buy Commodore. IBM had agreed only to do manufacturing should the Miami firm, the largest distributor of Commodore products in North America, be successful in its bid. Without IBM, Amor supported Dell.
At the auction on Thursday. April 20, only Escom's bid was unqualified and backed by the required USS1 million deposit. Dell submitted a qualified bid and another firm. Computer Connection of Stockton, California, submitted a bid without the deposit and was disqualified.
The Escom bid at the auction was irrelevant, however, since the company had already signed a contract to buy Commodore's assets for $ 5 million, a proposal which included three pares - $ 3.5 million for the core assets. $ 500,000 for assets in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and $ 1 million for the inventor)' in the Philippines, where the bankrupt Commodore last did most of its Amiga manufacturing.
Escom couldn’t be forced to bid against itself, and it was declared the winner of the auction, but the game wasn't over yet. Steven Richmond, the lawyer representing Commodore's American creditors, quickly approached Kaye of Dell to see what could be worked out.
The auction took IBM, which had also filed objections to the sale, resolued its complaint.
Almost six hours, but the real haggling had just begun. Shortly before midnight on April 20. Dell told Richmond and the liquidators it would pay a total of US$ 15 million for Commodore, providing it was given a 30-day delay to review the value of the assets. The Dell proposal included US$ 13 million for the core assets, USS1 million for the Dutch and UK assets, and US$ 1 million for the Philippines inventory.
A hearing had already been set the next morning in a US Bankruptcy Court in downtown New York to approve the results of the auction. But (he hearing opened with lawyers for the liquidators, the creditors and Dell arguing that judge James 1. Garrity need not approve the sale since there was a better offer on the table.
The hearing was further complicated by objections from Herbert Verhagen. The liquidator in charge of the Dutch and Philippine assets, and who also has jurisdiction over the UK assets. IBM. Which had also Bled objections to the sale, resolved its complaint.
The American computer giant was concerned that the sale look note of its cross-licensing agreements for Commodore technology. After the liquidators acknowledged that IBM’s rights were valid, IBM agreed to the sale.
Richmond, attorney for the creditors, said he would oppose the sale at Escom‘s original offer price, which he termed "shockingly low. Grossly inadequate."
Richmond was perfectly straightforward - the objections would be dropped and the sale could go ahead if Escom upped the ante.
Garrity called a luncheon recess, which would stretch on for more than two hours.
When the crowd of about 70 people returned to the court room, it was clear the game was over, Escom had upped the price to US$ 10 million for the core assets, about three times the company's original offer for i aw 10 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA Potential investors who visited the secret Amiga stand at the 1985 Consumer Electronics Show didn't believe the design team could engineer all the electronics into three custom chips.
The secret stand was not quite so secret either - one of the glass elevators gave the public an uncompromised view of all the Amiga circuitry. So little software had been written for the CES show that members of the Amiga team coded demos when the show was closed.
The very popular Boing demo was written during one of these breaks.
The only thing which the Bahama liquidators clearly could deliver.
Amor of CEI was obviously defeated.
Asked what he would do next, he said: "1 guess we’ll sell flowers." Kaye of Dell seemed unruffled, concerned only about how quickly he and the company's attorney could get a flight back to Texas.
Figuring out how much Escom will eventually pay for Commodore is as arcane as following the many twists and turns of the liquidation itself, which began almost exactly a year ago in the Bahamas where Commodore’s parent firm was incorporated.
At this juncture, there are only two solid prices. Escom agreed to pay US$ 10 million for Commodore’s core assets and another US$ 1.3 million to US$ 1.6 million, depending on how one calculates exchange rates and factors in German taxes, for the rights to the Commodore logo in Germany.
Still up in the air is how much Escom might eventually pay for Commodore's United Kingdom assets and the equity of the UK subsidiary itself, the only one of Commodore's 40 worldwide divisions not already in liquidation.
Colin Proudfoot, one ofCBM UK's managing directors, said the $ 500,000 value placed on the UK assets was ridiculously low. He said the UK company itself was still solvent, with about £2 million of equity and £1.4 million of debt. The company now employs 22 people.
The UK company will be consulting outside, independent advisers to determine what the sales price for the company itself is worth.
Van Ticnen planned to return to the UK immediately after the court hearing to discuss a possible acquisition, or at least a distribution agreement, with Commodore UK. He will have to deal with the Dutch liquidator, Verhagen, on the UK intellectual assets because the Dutch subsidiary technically owned the UK subsidiary 's assets.
“I think the UK employees have a good future with Escom," said Proudfoot.
It’s not so clear that his partner, David Pleasance. Feels the same way. Pleasance skipped the Friday Bankruptcy Court hearing, preferring instead to tour Manhattan, said Proudfoot. 3 More buy-out news overleaf • The major players: Escom, Dell and Industry watcher Simon Williams gives you the background to the three main bidders who moved in for the Amiga.
Escom computers was founded in Germany by Manfred Schmitt in 1987 and now claims to be the second largest indigenous European PC manufacturer. It's an unusual company, being one of the few computer suppliers to have a chain of retail outlets, including 50 in the UK. On top of those Escom recently acquired more than 200 former Rumbelows shops. It also has a British manufacturing facility in Irvine.
Scotland, its UK headquarters.
Escom currently manufacture a range of Pcs from 486 to Pentium machines and hit the news a few months ago by announcing it would ship IBM’s OS 2 operating system, a rival to MS-DOS, with all its machines. The company is obviously not afraid to branch off from the mainstream, if it feels it will benefit its overall market share.
With the firm base the Amiga has in Germany, Escom seems well suited as a purchaser for Commodore. Its chain of retail shops will provide plenty of outlets and the company also has a direct marketing arm, which may open new channels for sales of Amigas.
The Dell Computer Corporation, based in Austin, Texas since 1984. Is a US$ 3 billion company building IBM PC-clones and notebook machines worldwide.
The company made its money from being the first and the biggest direct mail supplier, cutting out much of the extra margin made by distributors and dealers. Dell currently has a wide range of technically advanced Pcs, at the top end of which are 90Mhz, 100Mhz and soon 120Mhz machines based around Intel's Pentium processors. These Pcs start at under £1,500, which is better than average pricing in the highly competitive market.
In Europe, Dell's main manufacturing and support comes from Limerick and Bray in Ireland.
Creatiue Equipment International is based in Miami, Florida. The company, headed by Alex Amor, had been a long term partner of Commodore, involved mainly in the distribution of machines in the USA.
Amor was quite vocal early on in the Commodore saga about his desire to own the company and start manufacturing again. Amor was the only bidder to appear on an Internet IRC channel and subject himself to rigorous questioning by Amiga fans around the world, but although he once said he would pay up to USS24 million for the company, he didn't submit a bid during the auction.
CEI had tried to cut a deal with technology dinosaurs IBM, but when that fell through he also tried to get together with Dell, and we believe they have now approached Escom about distribution on the other side of the Atlantic.
Wtoet next for ?j The Smith Column Industry rallies round 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA Up to 30 minutes before the A3000 was officially launched.
Commodore were still denying that it existed. It wasn't until Kelly Sumner took control of Commodore UK that any pre-release information was given to the press, even though most Amiga journalists seemed to know more about what Commodore engineers were working on than Commodore did.
It may not have been on a par with the OJ Simpson case In terms of international media attention (OK, It wasn't), but the recent legal battle for the Amiga will certainly affect more people - unless OJ goes down and the United States erupts In race war once again, of course... So what of perspective? The upside to this whole tawdry affair Is that we can expect to see Amlgas on the shelves... of shops... for sale once again. That's got to be good news.
We can also hope that third-party manufacturers and software houses will also look to the world’s most versatile home computer with a new confidence to accompany the fondness that has been about its only mainstay for the last year (and then some).
Frankly, whether It's Escom or Eskimo Nell making the Amiga Is largely irrelevant to the millions of people worldwide who own the machines and wish to continue owning them. There's some perspective.
On the downside, It looks as If the hard work of David Pleasance, Colin Proudfoot and the rest of their team in Maidenhead has come to nothing. OK so none of these people were working from altruism - they were trying to make a business opportunity - but at least they were trying.
So now, once again, ft looks as If the UK Is without a home computer industry that is not firmly locked In the monolithic maws of either IBM or Apple. What exactly this means in terms of the Input from UK owners Is a question that only Escom can answer.
I mould hope that the RISC Rmiga mill see the light of dag before the end of newt gear. There is no point taking on technologg unless gou are going to take it further.
Enough perspective, what of the future? I for one hope that Escom are not simply planning on knocking out the older Amiga technology (or even the C64) to Third World or former Soviet Block countries. But I assume that they'll have to make the Initial Investment back rapidly so don't be surprised If this does happen. I would hope, however, that the legendary RISC Amiga will see the light of day before the end of next year. There Is no point In taking on technology If you're not going to take It further - speculate to accumulate and all that (sorry Amstrad).
The question here Is how many of the engineering brains behind the Amiga remain Interested In the architecture and are prepared to further it. Encouraging this support will surely be Escom's biggest battle and the one that is most likely to defeat them.
But for now I’ll withhold comment and wait to see what occurs. I would suggest that any spare bottles of Jack Daniels you might have lying around should be sent to an address in Maidenhead.
Contact Tim Smith on gashead@cix.compulink.co.uk and timbo@gashead.demon.co.uk The opinions expressed in The Tim Smith Column are not necessarily those of Amiga Format.
JOJS 1 1 Although this issue went to press vert’ shortly after the result of the bid was known, Amiga Format still received a great number of comments from industry figures about the sale.
The general mood was one of relief.
Team 17's Marcus Dyson captured the general feeling: "What is most important is that someone, anyone, gets the Amiga back into the retail channels."
On a slightly more personally motivated note, reflecting genuine relief amongst many games developers, Steve Turner of Graftgold is delighted by the news, "because we have two Amiga projects. Virorop and Empire Soccer almost complete." But he did add: “The machine deserves a place in the market, and we look forward to seeing a new chip set, and what it will do when it becomes available."
Nobody had anything unpleasant to say about Escom, because all seem impressed by their track record on the PC side. They were showered with adjectives such as: "solid", “decent", "visionary" and “well-funded" by everyone who commented, though some did say that 1 am they had fa 10 yi i f I Up to 30 m Commodore w Kelly Sumner t personally been rooting for the Pleasance and Proudfoot option.
On the matter of Commodore UK.
Giles Harwood of distributors Harwoods said: "I am encouraged that Commodore UK and Escom have both stated that they should immediately discuss how they can work together, meaning that the former rivals in the bidding process have buried the hatchet and are adopting a mature and positive attitude to the future for the benefit of all involved with the Amiga."
But what of the future? Marcus Dyson suggested an agenda: "It would be good to see them putting the Amiga on a card for owners who have switched to Pcs, hut still have a large library of much-loved Amiga programs. A Power PC 603-chipped machine with backwards compatibility would be a powerful multimedia and 3D workstation and, for the low-end user, a PowerPC 601-based machine would be an ideal replacement for the A1200."
Whatever others may think of this strategy. I'm sure they all agree with his closing statement: "The Amiga's role to attract new talent to the world of computing has been a vital one. And it would be a shame if there were not an Amiga filling this role in future."
The sale of Commodore lo Escom leaves Commodore UK in a slightly uncomfortable position. Commodore UK were one of the few parts of the company to stay solvent after the collapse of the parent company, and led by David Pleasance, are at least partly the reason why there is still an Amiga scene in the UK.
The Commodore UK team competed against Escom to buy Commodore International, right up until the day of the auction on April 20, when, surprisingly, they declined to bid. A statement was issued to the press which read: "During the last few days leading up to the bidding process it became clear that Escom and their associates, or Dell computers would have the financial muscle to outbid our independently financed offer. In the circumstances the UK management team took the decision to withdraw early and work with the winning bidder.
"In this way our ability to achieve our original objective of re-establishing the Amiga in a prominent position in the market place would be maximised."
But it seems that Escom plan to involve Commodore UK, at least initially, in their plans for the Amiga.
“We would expect them to utilise the experience of the UK team,” said Commodore UK joint managing director Colin Proudfoot.
So is there no bitterness, no sadness that the Commodore UK bid collapsed at such a late stage?
“Well, David was upset, we all were a bit - it's bard to distance yourself from things when we spent so much effort on it
- I think it's understandable. But we still have a lot to do,”
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SPANISH OWNER'S PLEA FOR HELP Escom's commitment to get Amigas back in production in the next three months will come as a huge relief to owners all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of home users and small businesses have remained loyal to the machine, despite the uncertainty of the last year. In many cases people's livelihoods depend on the Amiga and nowhere is this more true than with Juan Carlos Sanchez, whose whole future depends on being able to buy A1200s and spare parts.
Juan Carlos runs a small company in the province of Almeria in Southern Spain - a semi-desert area which, thanks to advanced irrigation and cultivation techniques, is a major producer of fruit and vegetables.
Juan Carlos has developed a complex irrigation system that is controlled by an A1200 using an extremely advanced program he has written in the Ouster language. The program analyses the water and mixes it with fertilisers and balances the acidity levels of the feed.
Because of the worldwide shortage of Amigas Juan Carlos is unable to develop and sell his system, and the situation is now desperate. He has issued a plea for help to the Amiga community to contact him if anyone knows of a supply of A1200s or can sell him secondhand machines or spare parts.
"When we decided how to control the system, of course our first decision was to use the Amiga. Why? Because I am an Amiga freak," he said.
"We started with the A500 and with the introduction of the A1200 with the PCMCIA slot we saw another benefit - solid-state storage. The mechanical systems have problems with vibrations and PCMCIA gave us more security."
• If anybody can help Juan Carlos, contact him urgently at:
Riegos Guadalfeo, Si, Paralela Ctra, Almeria Km. 1'900.
18600-Motril, Spain.
Tel: 00 3458 820822, Fax: 00 3458 820664.
More Amiga news overleaf ¦» interesting people in SFX First collectors’ issue on sale Tuesday 23 May New!
Amiga Centre Scolland have unveiled plans to release an Amiga OS- compatible computer in early next year. Based on the Motorola 68060, it has been developed by MacroSystem GmbH of Germany and named the DraCo. The twist in the tale is that the computer will only run software that doesn't rely on the Amiga custom chips.
New 060 'Amiga' on the way That's not the initial disaster that it may seem. Any program that is system compatible and runs on boards such as the Rainbow.
Piccolo or Picasso will work with the DraCo. This includes software such as Lightwave, ADPro, Image FX, and Photogenics. Hardware compatibility is handled with live Zorro II slots. Hardware that uses the custom chips will not work, this includes 880K floppy drives, genlocks, and the Video Toaster.
Aimed at power graphic users.
Amiga Centre Scotland hope that the system will attract users from other platforms: "The quality of Amiga software has long been a source of envy for those involved with other machines. The DraCo will release the power and creativity that Amiga enthusiasts have always known was there," said Martin Lowe of ACS.
The DraCo will be housed in a full-sized tower with 4Mb of RAM minimum, expandable to 128Mb using on-board 72-pin SIMM modules. The SCSI controller is the same as the one used in the Warp Engine and guarantees the highest data transfer rates with a maximum of free CPU time.
A parallel port and triple speed CD-ROM drive will also be included. Software can be transferred from existing Amiga platforms. Pricing has not yet been finalised. Contact .Amiga Centre Scotland on 01875 835 387.
FutureNet update We're not ones for blowing our own trumpet, but yet again Amiga Format's home pages leave all other magazines quaking in our wake with the most popular pages on FutureNet.
Overall accesses of FutureNet have topped 300,000 per week for the first time and the system will shordy add a more powerful server which should solve connection difficulties during peak times.
Connect to FutureNet's pages on http: www.futurcnet.co.uk. and check out Amiga Format's on-line service.
» . 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA The Hold And Modify (HAM) mode which gave the original Amiga its 4,096-colour display was an experiment by Jay Minor. He meant to remove it from the final design because he thought it was too slow.
By Dale Bradford The joys of buying a second-hand Amiga It may be a year since the liquidation, but the demand for Amigas is still as great as ever, as I discovered when I decided my home had been Amiga-less for too long. In the old days it was easy, you went into a shop, handed over a wad. And walked out with your purchase. Alternatively, you could telephone your credit card details to any number of mail order merchants, and receive a big brown box within a few days.
Sadly, neither option is available now. The only way of getting your hands on one is through the small ads. Luckily, there were dozens listed in the publication I bought, on the first day it went on sale. I knew what I wanted - a bog-standard A1200. I would have loved an A4000, of course, but let's be serious... Most of the A 1200s I circled had extras - accelerator cards, printers, scanners, hard drives and so on. None of which I wanted - nor did my budget allow it. Unfortunately, none of the advertisers were prepared to split their systems.
The remaining A 1200s were. I thought, outrageously expensive (nothing under £250) when you consider that a brand-new, complete with on-site warranty, machine could be picked up for less than £300 a few months ago. The solitary £250 machine led me to an answerphone, which gave me another number, which was engaged - permanendy. Sod that.
There were columns of A500s, but even these were priced between £130 and £200. To put this into perspective, 286 PCX contemporaries of the A500 - complete with colour monitor and hard drives - were being offered for less than £100, and these would have cost many times the A500’s original purchase price.
Perhaps the next time an A500 owner writes in to criticise Affor allegedly concentrating on A1200s. They might stop and think that at least their machine is still relevant, and can run a fair amount of recent software - a 286 is next to useless (and virtually worthless).
An A600, complete with colour monitor and serious software, caught my eye at £270, so off I went to inspect it. What a disappointment! The ultra low-res monitor (sans sound) had been liberated from an Amstrad CPC, and the 'serious software' amounted to a disk box full of copies.
By this time, I had used five hours of my time, boosted BT's profits quite considerably, and had travelled a fair distance, so 1 explained to the elderly vendor that I just wanted the machine, power supply unit and mouse: how much? The git wouldn't let it go for a penny less than £150 - only £49 less than its last selling price, as a pack - and he was convinced he'd get it, if not from me then someone else.
Returning to the telephone, I redialled some of the A1200 ads - several had been sold - aah!
Panic! Then I suddenly remembered the £250 one, redialled, and joy of joys, got through. I arranged to be waiting on their doorstep, when they returned from their day's labours, with the cash. Which is what I did. .And no, I didn't even try to haggle.
As 1 lugged out my purchase, they received two more telephone calls from hopeful buyers.
Boy. Did 1 feel smug and pleased with myself. The
- Amiga dead? Hah! Try buying one. Pal.
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NiMLets SENSIBLE WORLD OF SOCCER Consoles eat Amiga’s dust Sensible World Of Soccer ts bugged.
Values of players drop when they shouldn't and there are other bits which aren't right. So, Sensible Software have Ironed out the faults, updated the player data and Improved the whole fellow. And you can get this update disk for nothing, if you have the game.
Renegade will be posting the update disk to everyone who has returned their registration card, and those that do so In the near future will also get one. Hurrah!
BACKLASH TO DEATH ON THE NET A report in the Dally Express hinted at the Market share in the three-month period from December 94 to March 95 has dropped by a staggering 20 per cent Already publishers are pulling back sharply from the market with a glut of cancelled releases and heavily discounted titles. Retailers are also making very little out of cartridges due to the need to wage price wars against aggressive discount stores such as Future Zone.
Gary Berkley, HMV's computer game editor said: ".MI the kids are buying at the moment is cheap crap." Gallup's Dorian Bloch described the state of the console market as, “pretty depressing."
Encouraging news for the new owners of Commodore this month. Super Skidmarkion the
• Amiga has sold twice as many uniLs as any other game title on
the Super Nintendo or Mega Drive for the month of March 1995,
proving the insurmountable solidity of the machine and the
loyal, stable user base eager for quality software releases.
March is traditionally the last of the 'productive months' for console games. As such, these figures bring the whole issue of game consoles' viability into question.
Inevitable backlash that's bound to rook the Internet In the next few years.
Entitled DeathNet, the story said that people were being encouraged to kill themselves and that euthanasia should be practiced by anyone who's terminally Ul. The truth of the matter is somewhat different.
To celebrate the English Day Of The Dead on April 23, The Natural Death Centre pre-prepared several pages on a World Wide Web site. The pages cover subjects as diverse as the legal aspects of being burled outside the realms of a conventional Christian burial, to Shamanlstic approaches to death.
While some people may find It tasteless, others will find It compassionate and useful.
Death on the Net can be dug up on http: www.protree.co m worldtrans natural death.html PlayStation price shock With the record-breaking rise of the Yen on the international currency markets recently, the magic price point of £300 for the Sony PlayStation looks increasingly unattainable.
Compounding the problem for Sony is their licensing agreement which will cost developers around £7-£9 per unit sold, thus destroying any hopes of games retailing at under £40.
New Kodak system on the cards Kodak have developed a new Image Verification System (IVS) hypercompression technique that can store a full colour image in 400 bits (50 bytes) of information and which could be used in the controversial identity card scheme.
The system Fits easily on to the magnetic strips of standard bank and credit cards without interfering with other vital information stored there. It seems likely that this technolog)' will figure heavily in the Green Paper now being published by the Government on compulsory ID cards. The lack of expense and ease of manufacture of cheap magnetic strip cards is likely to lead to an immediate uptake if the scheme ever passes through Parliament.
The technolog)' could also filter through to the consumer and may revolutionise graphic and video work.
AMIGA POWER has now been DISSEMINATING ESSENTIAL INFORMATION for 50 issues, and we felt that some sort of celebration was in order for AP50.
Join us, then, for pages and pages of self indulgence as we look back over the last four-and-a-bit years, somehow preferring this idea to looking forwards at... erm... Anyway, as well as all that, there's piles of the usual Amiga-games-related stuff
- news and reviews and so on - along with some particularly
desirable Coverdisks featuring a whole table of Obsession (a
great new pinball game), a whole level of Fears (a splendid
version of Doom - but on the Amiga), a brand new version of
Gravity Force 2 (the best two-player game ever) called Gravity
Power, and some other things.
And it's out. If not now, then very soon. Pay tribute to us.
Jonathan Davies, editor, Amiga Power Join Amiga ShopperanA wish the Amiga a happy 10th birthday. In our June issue we take a look back over the last 10 years in the life of the Amiga - the highlights, the iowlights and the people.
And if you're looking Tor a genlock but don't know which one is right for you, we test 12 of the best genlocks around in our huge Supertest. We also have a special version of the excellent paint package Personal Paint 6.1 on Coverdisk 1 and three indispensable full programs on our ShopperChoice disk.
Sue Grant, editor, Amiga Shopper I 10 V YEARS OF THE AMIGA The London Transport Museum use Amigas, and also CD*3* to simulate both old and modem underground trains, as well as to drive a whole host of interactive displays.
I From the makers 6f Sensible Soccer and ahnon Fodder comesthe best golf game in ages.
Join up (0 eight friends and marvel at the gorgeous graphics and smooth scrolling scenery.- Interactive entertainment
• Play at any of 24 original courses.
• Available for Amiga & PC.
© 1994 Sensdde Softwore. © 1994 Virgin Interactive Entertoinmeet (Europe) lid. Virgin is a regblertd trndenwrk of Virgin Enterprises ltd. Al rights reserved.
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$ Amiga Format 93% CU Amiga 94% Sqtlrrel As you can see, the Amiga press has gone nuts over our new Squirrel SCSI interface for the A600 A1200. In case you've missed these reviews, the Squirrel SCSI is a plug-and-play add-on that allows you to connect up to 7 SCSI peripherals to your Amiga. Just think of it, CD-ROM, Hard drive, Scanner, DAT, Optical, SyQuest, Tape Streamer - all on line at the same time! No wonder we named it after that famous storage-hungry animal! To go with Squirrel, here are some great value devices... Amiga Shopper 95% JAM The best piece of hardware I've ever bought for
my A1200 ... well done, HiSoft! 99 SCSI Hard Drives SCSI CD-ROM Drives SyQuest Drives SCSI connectors All our Squirrel Storage Systems come either bare int - ready for installation internally within a suitably-equipped Amiga or other computer) or fully-cased (exf) with integral power supply, SCSI in out, SCSI ID selector and audio out (for CD-ROM). The cases we supply are high quality, shielded, snap-together enclosures, each with 40W power supply - the back panelof the 5.25" case is shown above.
These SCSI enclosures are available at £69.95 each (please specify 3.5' or 5.25" when ordering).
The neat Squirrel SCSI interface is shown on the right. The unit simply plugs into the PCMCIA slot, comes complete with all the software you need together with a cable which terminates in a 50-way Amphenol plug to attach to your first SCSI device.
Introducing our brand-new quad-speed CD-ROM drive, the Squirrel 4x; a feature-packed, lightning-fast drive at a stunning price. This Is the flagship of our range of CD-ROM drives, all designed to suit your needs and your pocket.
Squirrel CD-ROM drives are cased in extremely stylish enclosures with all SCSI connectors and offer fast access times, stereo headphone sockets with volume control, phono line output, PhotoCD" multi-session support, CD32 emulation (with the Squirrel SCSI interface), CD-DA compatibility with the convenience of tray-loaded action. The Squirrel 2x CD-ROM drive offers 300Kb sec transfer while the Squirrel 4x attains 600Kb sec (sustained) with a 190ms access time, the fastest CD-ROM yet on the Amiga.
These are the drives we use for developing and testing the Squirrel hardware and software - need we say more?
Squirrel Storage Systems Twist 2 Twist 2 is the new, friendly, relational database for all Amigas. Twist's range of power features such as its integrated forms designer, its varied & multi-level querying, its N:1 1:N & N:M relations coupled with its un-cluttered, well-designed user interface make it ideal for both the first-time and the seasoned database user.
Twist 2 is the only database you will ever need - a product that expands to meet your requirements as they grow. So, before you buy another database, why not take a look at the Twist demo disk?
Introducing removable SCSI drives for your Amiga. Based on reliable, proven SyQuest'” mechanisms, these 88Mb and 270Mb units offer transportable, compact, high performance and.
Above all, expandable storage for all your computing needs. SyQuest is the world leader in this technology across computer platforms which means that you can transfer work between Amiga, Macintosh’" and PC, with ease. We recommend the CrossDOS and CrossMac software packages to simplify portability - call lor pricing. Our drive prices include 1 free cartridge.
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HiSoft products for your Amiga: Squirrel SCSI interface - £69.95, Squirrel Storage Systems - as above, Aura 12 16 bit sampler - £99.95, Megalosound 8 bit sampler - £34.95, ProMidi interface - £24.95, HiSoft Devpac 3.14 - £79.95, HiSoft BASIC 2 - £79.95, Highspeed Pascal - £99.95, Gamesmith - £99.95. Termite - £39.95, Twist 2 database - £99.95, Maxon Magic - £29.95, Upper Disk Tools - £14.95, VistaLite inc MakePath TerraForm - £39.95 and much more. Coming soon: DiskMagic (disk tools) and Cinema4D.
It has been 10 years, 10 long, great years (apart from the last one) that the Amiga has graced us with its existence. It seemed only fitting that we should gather together the great and the good of the Amiga community for a special testimonial to the machine to which so many of us owe so much.
The first But don't be fooled, this is not a self- indulgent, tear-jerking, nostalgia diatribe, but rather a tribute to the greatest home computer the world has ever known. There is plenty of history here, but not all history is bunk - understand the Amiga and how it evolved and you understand a great deal of the home computer market. The history of the Amiga has much to tell you of the future.
It is somehow typical of the Amiga's unconventional approach to life, and the machine's great sense of timing that we should be celebrating the Amiga's 10th birthday in the same issue that we reveal Escom's future plans.
I'm sure it won't be the last trick this machine plays on us all... THE PEOPLE'S MACHINE .... The Amiga itself was launched 10 years ago, but it wasn't an overnight success. Nor did everything go right for it FROM RAM PACKS TO CYBERSTORM One of the reasons the Amiga has been a great success is the wealth of support it's had from third-party manufacturers.
THE HISTORY OF AMIGA GAMES Let us not forget all of those wonderful games, some of which spawned entirely new genres.
LOOK TO THE FUTURE This ain't the end, the Amiga will be with us for a long time to come - and then some.
' ¦ F The *irst JL . Issue of a jF Rk magazine I ynMBH| that already WBBBEM5&4 had 13 ...... issues behind it. The STIAmiga Format bond was broken in August 1989. Top 5 games are: 1. Balance Of Power. 2. Denaris. 3.
Dungeon Master. 4. Elite
5. F-18 Interceptor.
CWTTfl AF2 Eflf ' Technical £ M| editor PS Jason Holborn previews
i. iMnr .1 the A590 hard drive for the A500. This "rather stylish
colour coordinated case" would have set you back £445 in
Sept 1989 for the standard 20Mb drive. A couple of megabytes
of RAM cost a further £320.
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1989) ]¦ F-16 “'“eeP J Fighter tffrt * pilot K j scores high-
SsMBMBW flying 94 per cent, the all-action shoot-em- up
Strider gets 91 per cent, Xenon 2 scores 93 per cent and
Waterloo weighs in with 92 per cent. Steve Jarratt gave the
labyrinthine Astaroth a measly 41 per cent.
Pmjpmraya AF5 (Dec W VTM 1989) S Thc W very V successful igajfe m B.it man
I. ¦¦L J pack L launched and Commodore UK MD Steve Franklin
predicts sales of 60-70,000 A500s over Christmas 1989.
Highlights at the Personal Computer Show include Music-X. Pen Pal.
; I MW TWO I classic ¦HR Amiga LJBm games | earn ESSflSytr Format Golds.
Stunt Car Racer gets a massive 93 per cent and the original Sim City scores 92 per cent.
¦ jjj3 _pe&pJ®'s ««y Jim ij i ar Whatever your feelings on recent Commodore events, nothing should distract from this month's quite momentous anniversary. For in June, 10 years ago, the Amiga was revealed lo the world. It was a ground-breaking release of a machine which in its lifespan has dramatically changed the perception of the home computer.
In June, 10 years ago, the Amiga was first revealed to an unsuspecting world at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. Rlick Veitch charts a decade of Amiga achievement.
The early Eighties were the real heyday of the home computer, with more models than you could quite comfortably shake even a very large wooden object at. It started with Sinclair's ZX80, and ended up with the Vic 20, the Commodore 64. The TI-44a, the Jupiter Ace, the Atari 400, the Spectrum, the Amstrad 464 and the BBC Model B. Who remembers the Sword M5, the Aquarius and the Oric Slratos?
Towards the mid Eighties even Commodore were getting cynical by repackaging the old 64 in several new combinations. But there was nothing groundbreaking about many of these A1000 The original Amiga was launched way back in 198S. It looked very much like the A2000. But had only 256K of memory and the entire Operating System came on floppy disk. At the time though it was impressive enough to inspire a great many people, some of them famous names like Andy Warhol and Oebbie Harry, to get involved in what was a new adventure in home computing.
Its high price tag prevented it from becoming a mass-market machine though, and sales did not even begin to recoup the development costs. The A1000 is machines. They relied almost entirely on conventional chip technology, components they could buy off the shelf from the major chip manufacturers - many of them even used exactly the same sound and graphics chips.
In 1982 a group of computer designers got together to create the best games machine ever known. Jay Miner had experience at Atari designing for the VCS system. With him were Dave Morse from Tonka Toys and RJ Mical from Williams, the arcade machine company who produced Slarbike and the all-time great pinball table, Black Knight.
Having secured $ 7million in funding from a trio of dentists, they moved to Silicon Valley and got to work. They called themselves Hi-Torro and pretended they were developing new joysticks. The cover went a bit further. In case their private no longer in production, but many are still lovingly cared for all over the world.
RAM: 256K Workbench, Kick stirt- 1 Chip set: Original Expansion ports: Original Zorro slot phones were tapped, the team used code names to refer to the individual silicon packages which made up the custom chip set. It was decided that the least suspicious aliases would be girl’s names - hence the Paula. Agnus and Denise chips. This led to the project being called Lorraine and the company taking on the name Amiga - the Spanish word for girlfriend.
Although originally the brief was to produce the best games machine ever, things didn't turn out quite that way.
The first major step towards a true home computer was the development of an operating system. A games machine didn't really need much of one, but Bristol-based Metacomco, who were given the task of creating AmigaDOS, only had experience with multitasking mainframe software. Excited by the raw power of the Amiga's custom chip technology, Metacomco gave AmigaDOS the multi-tasking power of a mainframe, which was unique to the Amiga in those days.
More importantly, it gave the Amiga a new role. The early consoles look a kicking. At around this time Atari, already looking at developing a 16-bit home computer of their own, were forced to dump large numbers of ET game cartridges for their VCS system in a large hole in the desert - only a third of those produced were ever sold, and half of those were returned to the shops.
It was around this time that speculative, private investors began to have second thoughts.
Was the whole games industry, which had seemed unstoppable, ultimately just a house of cards? Even in The i TV February jr:-4?|ji, issue of iji'iju Format ',11, ~S 2J rePorted that Dean and Olivia Dibsdall had bought the 200.000th A500 sold in the UK. The machine was bought in a shop in Woking.
AF8 (Mar
1990) Amiga Format broke the news from the CES In Las Vegas that
Commodore planned a console based on the Amiga. The working
title was the Amiga Compact Disc Console or AC-DC.
Austerlitz scored 91 per cent, PageSetter 2 gets a rave review.
AF9 1*90) The release of a kit to convert the A500 into an A1500 is imminent according to the AF news pages.
Conqueror, Dragon's Breath and Knights Of Crystallion all score Format Golds. The release of AMOS is eagerly anticipated.
L AF10 (May
1990) I A new I A500 I Flight Of I Fantasy I bundle is I released
for £400.
It features F-29 Retaliator, Rainbow Islands, Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters and Dpaint II. Rainbow Islands and Player Manager score Format Golds.
AM 1 1990 The kit to convert your A500 into an A1500 arrives. It costs about £1.300 and Jason Holbom confidently predicts the operation should only take about half an hour. Commodore announce the release of the A3000 - for £2,500.
Is aa The an AF reader survey reveal that 62 per cent are in full-time employment. 57 per cent own a printer and 27 per cent intend to buy one.
The favourite cover was Issue 5 and just four per cent of AF readers are female.
This at the time, but it was a very misleading comparison because the Amiga could handle many tasks much since it didn't rely on the CPU to The other major was price. The ST was then £799. While people joked that the A1000 had been given its name price-£1,500.
Those of tlie ST. It wasn't long before enterprising third-party manufacturers started producing simple add-ons, such as RAM expansions.
Workbench, although confusing for some people, was widely recognised as a great step forward. Using the now familiar GUI. Or Graphic User Interface, it broke away from the standard command entry fare of earlier machines, although the power of command entry was kept in the form of the CL1.
Very little changed for the Amiga for quite some time. Although Workbench was updated to version 1.3. on the hardware front, most new developments came in the form of hardware add-ons, like the DigiView digitiser (from NewTek, who also produced DigiPainl and various other titles before the Video Toaster brought them fame), hard drives (like the Vortex), scanners and external disk drives.
Commodore did produce their own hard drive (the A590), but the original model was very slow, it was large and it didn't have a through port. The A590 couldn't really be considered an engineering feat, although it overcame a lot of problems suffered by other drives.
On the software side of things, companies such as Gold Disk. Central Coast, NewTek, Digita and Electronic Arts were producing aspirational products way ahead of applications on the office computers of the day. Typically, the Amigas of these days were not over endowed with documentation. The manuals were very poor indeed. On the one hand the Workbench manuals had Continued overleaf It wasn't until the launch of the A500 that the Amiga became a mass- market machine. The vicious price wars that developed with Atari all but cleared the field of competitors in the home computer market. Standard
8-bit machines became redundant very quickly. The A500 was a phenomenal success, and sales soon far outstripped Amiga bundle we're about to offer to the entire American Express software base?"
Has the Amiga been good to you?
Exceptionally good and very entertaining.
Qlf production of the Amiga continues, will you support it?
Yes, most definitely.
Which team do you play in Sensible Soccer?
What's Sensible Soccer?
AF15 (Oct
1990) Kick Off 2 tops the Amiga games charts, closely followed by
Turrican, Shadow Warriors. Italia 1990 and Midwinter.
Operation Stealth and Supremacy earn Format Golds.
AF16 (Nov
1990) Amiga Format boasts a 40 per cent increase in its
circulation for January to June 1990. Circulation for that
period was 57,123 copies a month, which is just over half
the present circulation of the mag.
AF17 (Dm
1990) CBM once again spring a surprise when they launch the A1500
PHC (Personal Home Computer). It cost £999, had two floppy
drives, 1Mb of RAM and was bundled with a 10845 monitor,
Dpaint III, The Works. Their Finest Hour, Populous and Sim
City.
Of CDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in June. "This will change forever the way we communicate, leam and entertain." Predicted Commodore International owner Irving Gould.
The UK, many games developers were in trouble. The spectacular boom and bust cycle led to a degree of conservatism throughout the industry.
Unfortunately, the Amiga team were nowhere near finishing their project.
Lorraine needed more investment and the dentists weren't going to pay for it. Atari almost tied up a deal for the company, but while they were negotiating. Commodore stepped in with a much bigger offer.
Commodore's input on the original Amiga was almost purely a financial one.
Atari still had time to come up with something else though. Cobbling together their existing ideas with some of the conventional chip technology of the time, they succeeded in beating Commodore to launch with the first l(i-bit home computer, the Atari ST. Technically speaking the original ST was far inferior to the Amiga. It had no custom chips to handle the graphics or sound, so it was heavily dependant on the CPU (Central Processing Unit). Atari had opted for the same CPU chip, the Motorola 68000.
Which had just been developed and had gone into service with the Apple Macintosh II.
The only specification that the Atari actually beat the Amiga on was speed. Although they both used the 68000, the Atari was clocked at 8Mhz, whereas the Amiga was slowed to
7. l4Mhz due to its internal architecture. Much was made of Most
important hardware release?
AA500. It started the mass-market popularity of the Amiga.
Most important software release?
Awordworth. It was the first piece of mass- market productivity software bundled by Commodore and, in turn, it changed the perception of the Amiga as just an inferior console machine.
What first attracted you to the Amiga?
Ain April 1988, David Pleasance called me and said: “I really like your Atari software range. Do you fancy writing some financial software for an JEREMY RIHLL OF DIGITA INTERNATIONAL AF14 &» Turtle mania hits the Amiga with the news that Robert Maxwell's Mirrorsoft company has bought the game licence for the film smash. The game was eventually released on the Amiga to a less than ecstatic response. See Issue 19.
TEN YEARS OF THE AMIGA: THE ENGINEER'S TALE By Dave Haynie It was over 11 years ago that I was introduced to the Amiga.
I was helping out in the Commodore 128 Introduction, a computer show where I hooked up with some of the Amiga designers. I got to take apart an early A1000. In the months to follow, I read everything I could get on this new machine, and knew before long I had to be a part of it.
In my early years at Commodore, our design methodologies were the opposite of those popular in the personal computer business. We used custom chips, system, and software designs. Most computer companies had no control over more than one of these elements, and in many system design groups, the chip and software people were regarded as enemies. Doing things our way, a relatively small group of engineers could create a computer that worked far better and cost far less than anything that could be done by various disconnected design committees.
The Amiga was created with the same philosophy, only its designers took it a step or two further. They had been extremely aggressive on the computer's architecture, at the chip, system, and software level. To an engineer, this was a work of art. So unlike anything done at IBM or Apple. And by 1986, Amiga projects were taking over at Commodore. Amiga engineering hit its peak between the A2000 and the A3000 when we were running at the edge of technology - that alone is a rare experience in engineering.
A good example of this was back in early 1988.1 had just managed to get an A2630 prototype working at 16Mhz. I came into work one day, and on my desk a manager had left a 20Mhz 68030 prototype, hand-marked, straight from Motorola, for room-temperature use only. I worked until early afternoon, when I had the system stable at 20Mhz. After lunch, I returned to find a similar hand-marked chip - this one claimed to be a 25Mhz prototype. Hours later I had the system stable at 25Mhz.
I put up a sign that said World's Fastest Amiga, then went home to sleep. Come Monday morning, it was still going... Working on the Amiga was nothing short of the ultimate in engineering experiences. On the best projects, so much of your heart soul, and sweat went into any design that it became indistinguishable from you. I worked 15-20 hours a day, at Commodore and at home, for months at a time. I kept a sleeping bag under my desk, and stayed over at least one night a week, for years running. I dreamed about the projects I was working on, and even occasionally figured out problems in those
dreams. The pace was incredible, yet all we wanted was more of it This was the absolute pinnacle of the engineering arts. Very few engineers ever get there, even briefly.
The first problems came with the A3000. While the project itself was the last great adventure in my group, it wasn't the machine we wanted. We asked for better graphics; we were told by management: "Read my lips - no new chips."
This downward spiral got steeper in 1992, when engineering management was changed. The new management had no idea of the pace necessary to keep the Amiga going, and they intentionally delayed new technology. If working on the Amiga could be an example of the best of engineering, this kind of frustration is the worst it gets. When doing your best isn't good enough, at least you can feel you fought bravely.
When you're told you won't be allowed to deliver your best, when you see what you've tried to create intentionally ruined by leaders with small imaginations, the results are devastating, both personally and in the resulting designs.
AF19 (Feb
1991) A rather optimistic headline for a story about the AT Once
PC emulator board for the A500 read: New Amiga Board Makes
IBM PC Redundant. The Video Toaster begins shipping.
Teenage Hero Mutant Turtles scores 35 per cent.
AF22 (May 1991 Amiga Format was first with the news of a new A500 with 1Mb RAM as standard. Commodore seemed strangely silent on the subject. Deuteros and SWIV earned Format Gold scores.
Scala arrives on the Amiga and gets a rave review.
Railroad Tycoon and PGA Tour Golf both score Format Golds.
AF20 (Mar
1991) The release of the CDTV is put back again until April.
Lemmings hits the Amiga and earns a 92 per cent Gold
rating.
Speedball 2 scores 94 per cent and MIG 29 Fulcrum strikes Gold with a 90 per cent score.
Very' little detail and die l .3 enhancer was excellent in its technical wealth, but difficult for the new users to understand.
This led to a very interesting development.
People who actually used their Amigas for anything more than playing games faced a difficult rite of passage trying to find out what commands did what, which directories on Workbench were really needed and so on. In the end. Many Amiga users ended up knowing more about the machine and how it worked than all but a few staff at Commodore UK.
In a way this was a good thing. Amiga owners knew a lot about how the Amiga worked, and. More importantly, how it should work.
Time and time again, useful utilities and real advances came from PD software, written by small groups of owners who’d taught themselves how to program. The Amiga no longer belonged to Commodore
- it belonged to the people.
New machines released from Commodore included the A2000 and the A1500. The A2000 incorporated Zorro slots, a system of expansion which made later add-ons cheaper, more compatible and easier to add. The A2000 also included a SCSI interface and a hard drive as standard - something which certainly made the Amiga's Operating System much easier to use. Commodore developed the idea of the Amiga as a home entertainment system into the CDTV, a precursor of the CD’', which was an unmitigated disaster. It was certainly ahead of its time, a console-style Amiga which used Cds as the standard medium of
storage. Commodore's 'baby' was to terrible mis-marketing, which meant that few units were sold.
It was also rather sad that at its heart it was still running on Workbench l .3, even though Workbench 2.0 was released shortly afterwards as part of the Amiga 3000.
The A3000 included Zorro III slots-a multiplexed form of the now standard expansion slots, and featured Workbench 2 and some seriously upgraded custom chips. Running on the (then) new Motorola 08030.
It was faster than any previous Amiga by a large margin. The A3000, the A3000 tower and the A3000UX (a UNIX-capable variant) arc widely- considered to be the last truly cutting-edge Amigas. The development of Workbench 2 was a landmark event too.
It was only a matter of time before others tried to imitate the Amiga's success.
Not through head-on competition, but by emulating the concepts which the Amiga had pioneered - a heavy reliance on AF24 (July
1991) The A500 First Steps 1Mb bundle takes a £100 price drop to
£499.
Bars&Pipes Pro and Wordworth are released to good reviews. F-1S II and Eye Of The Beholder score Format Golds.
Fi custom chips. Manufacturers such as Sega and Nintendo began to reinvestigate the home console market.
Since then, Commodore’s performance has been a little lacklustre.
Because of a loss of faith with what they were doing, a lot of ground was lost to the likes of Apple and the PC cloners. The farce over the A500 Plus, which was almost a worthy successor to the A500, and the A600, which wasn't, confirmed to the market that Commodore seemed to have lost their way.
A further problem for Commodore was that all their money came from manufacturing the .Amiga. Very few of their peripherals were sold, because often they were out-performed by third-party products. Unlike the console market, where Sega and Nintendo charged a royalty on software sales, development on the Amiga brought in very little revenue.
THE EDITORS SPEAK: DAMIEN NOONAN I Looking back. 1991 seems like I the golden age of the Amiga. The | J great rival, the Atari ST. was v defeated. Sega and Nintendo were yet to make the grade. The year started with the news that 500,000 A500s were being used in the UK. AF's Christmas issue brought the world its first ever taste of a new game called Lemmings. Life was good. The Amiga's success accelerated over the next two years, but all the time disaster loomed. Commodore US's great hope was the CDTV, but it never looked likely to achieve mass sales and the A500 CD-ROM drive appeared too
late. Money, time, effort and publicity were tragically wasted.
A crisis came in November '91, when the A500 was suddenly replaced by the A500 Plus - a better machine, but one which wouldn't run all existing Amiga software. In the run-up to the crucial Christmas sales period it dented confidence. The Amiga was never quite as buoyant again - from now on, it had to fight all the way. When the A600 appeared early in '92 and the excellent A1200 arrived later that year, it almost made the future seem bright. But not quite. The world had changed. Amiga sates in most of Europe and the US were declining and even in Britain, console fever and the relentless march
of the PC were casting a lengthening shadow.
At Christmas 92 Amiga Format achieved record sales, well in excess of 200,000 copies, and more than a million people in the UK were believed to own Amigas. Glory days, perhaps: but if the Amiga has had troubles since, it's the decisions of the American parent company in 1991 that are the cause. Even as it triumphed, the Amiga's fate was sealed.
• Damien Noonan was editor from AF20-AF43.
Obvious things like the scripting language in the Macintosh System 7.5 operating system, which Ls a shabby imitation of Arexx, to the Public Domain where encapsulated MOD sound modules, pioneered on the Amiga circuit with software like SoundTrather an d MED. Are fast becoming a standard. The Amiga has borrowed things from other systems, but paid back with interest. Given the chance, it will continue to do so for many years to come.
Continued overleaf 4 JON HARE OF SENSIBLE SOFTWARE The Amiga still has the home computer edge. The A1200 was a major advance. The capabilities of the custom chips are greatly improved, although a few things could have been changed. But the A1200 saw .Amigas selling in large numbers, and the increased standard memory opened the door for more adventurous software.
The Amiga legacy is that home users demand far more of their machines.
They have also, to a great extent, educated the market. Ironically, without the .Amiga, the PC and Mac would probably never have been perceived as useful in the home. Many Amiga ideas have been repackaged by the clone makers and Apple. Apple most of all - from Qwhat do you think is the most important Amiga hardware release of the last 10 years?
The very first Amiga.
Most important software release?
A Deluxe Paint series and the Kick OH series.
Qwhat first attracted you to the Amiga?
Defender Of The Crown.
Has the Amiga been good to you?
A The Amiga has been fantastic to us and we hope that we have been good back to it.
Qlf production of the Amiga continues, will you support it?
A Unfortunately, with every game taking a minimum of 18 months to complete, it would be commercial suicide to start developing a new Amiga game now.
Q Which team do you play in Sensible Soccer?
Colchester United or Norwich City.
A2000 The A2000 was the big brother to the A500. It was essentially the same except it came in a big box. Had 1Mb of memory and seven expansion slots, as well as a custom video slot. It formed the basis of NewTek s world-beating Toaster and opened the door to serious applications on the Amiga. The A2000 came with a hard drive as standard. There are still many of these around, and if you are lucky you can still get them from more out of the way Amiga dealerships.
Processor: 68000 RAM: 1Mb Workbench Kkkstarfcl. 2 - 2.04 Chip set: Original ECS Expansion ports: Five Zorro II slots, CPU slot, video slot AF26 Sfi) The eagerly- awaited Deluxe Paint IV is described as ‘a dream come true' and scores a 92 per cent Format Gold. Commodore predict sales of 200,000 for the new Cartoon Classics A500 bundle.
AF27 (Oct
1991) Rumours abound about the imminent release of a new portable
Amiga. Amiga Format's circulation rises to 115,000. Cruise
For A Corpse earns a Format Gold score.
AF28 (Nov
1991) The GVP Impact II comes out tops in an extensive AF A500
hard drive round-up. A standard 50Mb unit would have cost
you just under £500 back in November 1991.
AF29 (Dec
1991) The A500 Plus is launched.
The only problem is that somehow Commodore forgot to tell anybody. Dealers found the new machine when they opened the Cartoon Classics packs to discover an Amiga with 1Mb RAM.
The new Enhanced Chip Set and Workbench 2.
Are released, the most crucial of which is support for the HAM (Hold And Modify) mode. Dentists at King's College Dental College use an A3000 and CanDo to improve tooth-pulling techniques.
From ISAM psieEks to John Kennedy looks back at the last 10 years of the more serious side of the Amiga.
AF33 (April
1992) Formula 1 Grand Prix goes straight to the top of the Amiga
games charts, knocking WWF Wrestlemania from the Number One
spot.
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker. Birds Of Prey and Populous complete the Top Five.
AF35 , . ' (June RjA. 1»92)
- - A 93 per cent Format Gold goes to the Imagine 2 30 modelling
package.
Pacific Islands, Eye Of The Beholder II and Apidya earn the game Golds.
Project-X goes straight into the games charts at Number One.
More than three million people using Amigas worldwide and almost a million users in the UK, according to the latest Commodore sales figures.
Games players the A600 is revealed by Commodore. Costing £399 it had a hard drive- equipped close cousin on sale for £499.
TEN YEARS OF THE AMIGA: A RETAILER'S PERSPECTIVE By Dale Bradford Ten years eh? Those of us who have been on board for the whole trip sometimes forget that before the Amiga appeared, home computers were about as much use as a Habitat catalogue in cardboard city. Oh sure, us silver-tongued salesmen assured concerned parents that the Amstrad Sinclair BBC C64 would be ideal for their children's education and data processing (whatever that meant), but we all knew they could deliver simple games (which were more challenging to load than play) and er, that was about it, really... The Amiga changed
everything. Here was a user-friendly, affordable computer that people could actually do something with. It is easy to forget that before Deluxe Paint, art packages, as we know them, did not exist. Neither did a host of other applications - not in a practical sense, anyway.
Suddenly, consumers had a box of tricks that could do more than just play games: word processing, database management spreadsheets, music, sampling, digitising, one machine could do it all. It could, of course, be argued that the above also applied to the Atari ST, the Amiga's only real rival. The Atari, however, was never an aspirational purchase - it was something you were saddled with if your parents couldn't read your handwriting on the note to Father Christmas, or if you were a musician.
The Amiga software bundles were revolutionary too. For the first time, programs that people actually wanted were included with the machine. Atari tried to play keep-up to the extent that at one time there were 23 commercial titles bundled with the ST, but it was always destined to be Ringo Starr to the Amiga's John Lennon.
Part of the reason for the dominance of the machine was due to retailers. In those days, if you went into a computer store the people behind the counter were real enthusiasts who owned and used state-of-the-art equipment themselves, which was, of course, the Amiga. With enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff demonstrating the computer of their choice retailer's fortunes reflected Commodore's as both prospered and grew.
Commodore were quick to recognise the retailer's role in their success, taking their most successful dealers off to foreign climes for pis... conferences every year, which further cemented the bond. Ah, those halcyon days... It hasn't all been a bed of roses, though. It was rumoured that Commodore's Quality Control department had been left behind on one of those holidays - power supplies, mice, those ridiculous modulators and the machines themselves were returned faulty, with monotonous regularity. Some of the decisions taken by the Commodore management also suggested a headless chicken was
running the operation - the rapid way the A500 became the A500 Plus, which became the A600, before that too gave way to the A1200, probably did more to alienate the company from their users than any rival could have. And I'm not even going to mention CDTV.
For the Amiga to return and reclaim its market will be a resurrection to rival the famous one of 2,000 years ago, but it's not impossible. The new owners will be well aware of the need to persuade consumers to buy the Amiga, and publishers to continue supporting it. I hope they put as much effort into encouraging retailers to stock it too, because the dealers who are left have dramatically reduced their reliance on the machine - they've had to, to stay in business - consequently, they now need the Amiga less than it needs them.
Some of the first peripherals for the Amiga were for the A1000.
Imagine: you could add a module to expand memory by another 256K... stand back there, it might be too much for the power supply to handle.
The A1000 oh-so-nearly came with an integral phone answering machine - the legacy lives in some odd pins in the serial and parallel ports of all Amigas. Of course, GYP came up with the undervalued PhonePak, but more on GYP later.
With the A500 and A2000, third party teams could get their acts together. They had to, because the official Commodore kits were overpriced: adding a 512K trapdoor module could cost over £100 if you bought the official tin-covered module.
If you went for the cheaper Datel card and could find the chips, it cost about £75: still a lot of money for a tiny amount of memory. Even Power Computing wanted £110 for a 512K expansion and clock in 1988, and £320 for a mono hand scanner.
Adding anything faster was even more dangerous to your wallet. If you wanted an A3000 LAUNCHED The first Workbench 2 A3000 was a redesign of the A2000. Based on the then cutting-edge Motorola 68030 chip, it was around seven times faster than the original Amiga. It also sported a new version of the Zorro interface standard, Zorro III which allowed more flexible and faster peripherals to be added It was intended to be a high-end graphics workstation, but few were sold.
The biggest customer for A3000's were W Industries, who turned them into virtuality machines.
Awesomely powerful 68020 card for the A2000, get ready for a £2.000 price tag.
What about a new graphics card and monitor? No problem: in 1989 the Viking 1 graphics system came with a special long persistence monochrome monitor to display a four-colour image of 1,000x 1,000 pixels. Only £1,700. At the same time, hard disks were appearing and for £600 you could get a speedy 40Mb storage. But £999 for an 80Mb drive was a bit of a cheek.
Sound samplers were all the rage - for £30 you had a wide choice from Trilogic, Eidersoft, and Datel. Datel were experts at taking stuff and making it desirable. How about a car stereo amplifier boxed in a beige plastic cabinet to enhance your Amiga sound? Only £60. Or a robot arm?
Or a 100-200dpi black-and-white hand scanner? £189.99 with free Deluxe Paint II.
On the software side. 1990 saw the first ever AMOS. But the manual smelt odd so I stuck with learning G SAS C-still Lattice in those days - was very impressive and DevPACwas (and is) an essential purchase.
AF3C (July
1992) Monkey Island 2 proves to good as the original game and
scores 95 per cent. John Madden American Football (94%)
tops the games charts.
Dan Slingsby) to really love a machine that needs MS-DOS to run.
If s been a tough time for Amiga owners recently, and what happens next isn't exactly clear (though a quick flip to this month's news pages will give you as much of a clue as any of the rest of us have). But the one thing that the Amiga has, and other computers don't is friends. If s great to see users staying faithful to a machine that has not been manufactured for 12 months. I hope we will all be rewarded with new machines, new users, new packages and new success soon. Take care, and keep computin'.
Marcus Dyson was the editor of Amiga Format from issues 44 to 59. Nowadays, he runs the multimedia department at Team 17 and is available by E-mail at either Marcusebadmoon.demon.co.uk or doctoreteam17.co.uk. The A3000 appeared in July 1990, but no-one could afford one and A3000-only peripherals were rare and expensive.
Ravtracing had alwavs made the Amiga famous, and Sculpt -II) was ahead of its time.
We all moved on to Ileal 3I), then Imagine.
But Sculpt was state-of-the-art stuff then.
By early 1991. 08030 cards were becoming affordable - 1400 carefully spent would get you a 2”)Mil 08030. The Commodore A590 20Mb hard drive still cost £299 (£399 with an extra 2Mb of RAM) but was incredibly reliable compared to the Vortex system.
But. CA P had started to produce the incredibly svelte CA P Series 2 hard drive with up to 8Mb of RAM using new-fangled SIMM thingies. The 1499 price tag got sou no extra memory and a 20Mb SCSI drive, but would drop to £39(1 or less, and hey!
There is an expansion slot so you can add your PC emulator and 08030 accelerator.
Except the 68030 speed-up option never appeared. Instead. I got a Solid State Logic 68020 card (the A5000). The later versions of these boards and driving software were very reliable - mine is working today.
Bridgeboards were still available in those dark days: sou could downgrade your A2000 to be a 8080 or 80280 system.
Some 368 and 480 cards appeared, but nobodv wanted to spend that much money svhen IBM clones cost roughls the same.
In 1992. The full range of CAT's amazing silicon factory svas on display. The Series 2 drive for the A’lOO. And multiple 08030 systems for every pocket (starting at STEVE TURNER OF GRAFTGOLD Most important hardware release?
A The A500. Designed as a games machine (wonder why it was sold as a business machine?) It set a new standard in sound and graphics in the games industry.
Qwhat first attracted you to the Amiga?
Alt outclassed all its contemporary rivals. It was obvious to us that sooner or later all the best games would be written for the Amiga.
Has the Amiga been good to you?
A We've had our share of success with Rainbow Islands and Fire And Ice. The Amiga is a platform where new ideas can be developed relatively cheaply and marketed without the strictures of licence-controlled formats.
It has kept original development alive.
Qlf production of the Amiga continues, will you support it?
A If there's a market we will keep supporting the machine. Virocop and Empire Soccer AGA may be our last Amiga titles. But if enough people buy them, we will do more.
Q Which team do you play in Sensible Soccer?
A We didn't play it much until we were writing Empire Soccer. I usually play the team that loses.
AF38 St, An ad campaign urging people to trade in their A500s for a CDTV for £399.99 was launched by Commodore.
Sensible Soccer (91%) races to the top of the Amiga games charts.
AF41 (Dec
1992) The A1200 is launched for £399 and the A4000 is released
for just over £2.000. ZooI (95%) knocks Sensible Soccer
from the top of the games charts.
Wordworth 2 scores a 92 per cent Format Gold.
AF42 (Jan
1999) All Amigas will go up in price by £40 soon, Commodore
announce.
The RocKey chromakey system and Morph Plus image processing package both score Format Golds.
1992 The GVP A530 hard drive.
RAM expansion and accelerator combo is launched, prompting AF to ask: Is This The Best Amiga Add on Ever?
The basic model with a 030 processor. 1 Mb RAM and 52Mb hard drive, cost £749.
New bundles for the A600 are launched by Commodore: The Wild And Weird And Wicked games pack for £349 and the A600 HD Epicl Language Lab bundle for £499. The AMOS Fro programming language scores 97 per cent.
£599, rising to £1.799 for 4Mb of RAM and a SOMhz 68030). The Impact Vision was announced as the PAL version of the Video Toaster, but made about as much impact in the I’K. The Video Toaster never made it into PAL. And I'll never forgive it. We had the OpalVision instead, which I'll never forgive Australia for. Of course, in 1992 we were looking at CDTY displays in High Street stores wondering if Commodore were serious, and if they were then there were dark days ahead.
Captain Diamond kept its amused with the worst-drawn cartoon strips in recorded history , whilst still advertising A3000s for the amazing price of £3.295. By 1993, Workbench 2 and 3 meant that some useful software was appearing.
Worthrorth and Final Copy worked, the A1200 was still a pleasant surprise, and programs like ('jtnl)o and Dopus tempted users away from games. I Mb upgrades for A500 stalwarts were £35 or less, and you could pick up the A570 CD-ROM system for £145 from Phoenix Computer World.
1993 was a special time: the A4000 could kick PC. Butt and no-one was play ing Doom yet and could tell you otherwise.
Modems were so popular that even I had one in 1994. CD-ROM drives were appearing everywhere, the CD®2 looked like it might be the saviour of CBM and al ter a brief world hard drive shortage prices started a downward trend. The storm clouds were gathering over Amiga HQ, but with the Spectrum, the Picasso, the Rainbow and the Harlequin graphics cards things couldn't look better. O Continued overleaf • | Besides the huge salary, the I luxuriant tilt-and-swivel leather chair and the power (oh my God.
The POWER), the thing I liked best about being the editor of Amiga Format was you. Yes, I'm talking to you.
It was a never-ending pleasure to meet Amiga Formats readers - either through your letters and phone calls or in person at the many shows we ran or attended. Even now I converse with Amiga owners over the Internet on a daily basis.
I mean, besides having the extreme good taste to buy an Amiga, you were always so into your machines. Whether it was a rabid gamer, or a total tech-head, you guys (and even the occasional girt) always gave a damn about your machines. More so than the console-toy owners, and certainly more than the users of Pcs. I mean, I challenge anyone (even THE EDITORS SPEAK: MARCUS DYSON AF39 (Oct
1992) The recently- released A600 falls in price by £100 to £299.
The hard drive model stays at £499. There are strong rumours that a new Amiga to replace the A2000 is imminent.
Vlh b history of j- jjj ign gaiTj a j Steve Bradley (amongst others) takes us through the highlights and lowlights of the last 10 years of Amiga games.
Colours were. But although it looked smart, it rather lacked in the gameplay deparunent (three years later it became the first game to be translated to compact disc). It was only in 1987 when the A500 arrived that Amiga games really look off, and in particular when publishers started converting the more successful 8-bit titles to the new machine.
Bubble Bobble, Impact. Tetris and Wizball arrived in 1988 and folk realised that here was a machine that was the equal of arcade consoles. .And importantly, programmers of the 8-bit games now turned their attention to the 16-bit platform.
In 1988. David Btaben. Who went on to write Frontier (he'd already written the original version of Elite back in 1984) produced a quite wonderful game called lino, a thrusting shoot-em-up played with the mouse. Also in 1988. In the formative t ears of Future Publishing (who publish this vert tome) there was a games magazine called AC -.'and three staffers - the Andys Smith and Wilton and Bob Wade spent hours playing liras which was an obtious influence when they went on to form their own software company and write the spanking helicopter game enrol .
The more things change.... Peter Molyneux at Bullfrog. The Bitmap Brothers. Jeff Minter and Geoff Crammond were all writing for the Amiga by this time and the tide of original games really began to flow. Shoot-em-ups were pretalent. 3D graphics flourished and the .Amiga was fast catching the ST in terms of sales. Significantly, games were starting to appear for the Amiga only, whereas in the past, projects were developed for both machines and the drop in price of the A500 to £399 saw it competing on equal terms pricewise to its main competitor.
Braben's F.lite made its Amiga outing in 1989 and the year also welcomed in one of the most important games ever - Populous, the original 'god' game, as they became known evcr-afterward. You battled against a rival god controlling everything within a spectacular isometric 3D environment. It later spawned a sequel and a influenced a host of other programmers to write games of a similar vein.
Another influential release was Dungeon Master, the first completely icon- driven adventure game and thus the hugelv popular RPC. Adventure genre was bom. Animated adventures were steadily on the increase too, and in the main were written bv the Americans.
Amiga games, then. Let us for an all too brief moment ignore the waves bashing the bows of the Good Ship Commodore and settle back, perhaps with a cup of cocoa, or if you're feeling flush, a beaker of Pomagne, and look fondly over our shoulders, eyes moist, at the glorious history that is .Amiga games. Games that have made us laugh, games that have made us cry, games that have made Amiga Formal editors pull the plug when it becomes obvious nobody is actually working. Shoot- em-ups, beat-em-ups, sports games, adventures, RPGs, god games - you name ’em, they're on the .Amiga. And let us be in no
doubt about the importance of games to the .Amiga, and crucially, the importance of the Amiga to games in general. Programmers learn their craft on the Amiga, as they did on the Spectrum, BBC and C64. If everyone deserts to the consoles, where are the next generation of games programmers going to come from? You can't learn to program on a Mega Dive or SNES, so let us pat ourselves on the back and say, ‘the .Amiga is the most important games machine in the last 10 years.' So without further ado... It's generally agreed that the first commercial Amiga game was Defender Of The Crown, written
specifically to show how- great the new .Amiga 1000 and its 32 A500 PLUS This machine came as a surprise to many when it infiltrated boxes over Christmas '91. The reason was that supplies of the original A500 had dried up. The A500 Plus was very similar to the A500. Except it included the Enhanced Chip Set Workbench 2.04 and a gargantuan 1Mb of memory.
The shortest-lived Amiga ever, it was phased out in the Summer of the following year, although many people preferred it to its successor, the A600 Processor; 68000 RAM: 1Mb Work bench Kick start: 2 Chip set: ECS Expansion ports: as original A500 The A500 Plus was launched on to an unsuspecting world in 1991, but was soon superseded by the A600 AF46 (May
1993) The A4000 30 is launched by the big C which, curiously, was
referred to as the A2400. Lemmings 2: The Tribes scores a
94 per cent Format Gold. The Vista Pro 3 fractal generator
earns a 92 per cent Gold rating.
AF44 (Mar
1993) Street Fighter II goes straight into the games charts at
Number One. Sensible Soccer is still selling well and is at
Number Two.
Dpaint IV AGA scores a 90 per cent Format Gold.
AF45 (Apr
1993) The A1200 Comic Relief pack is launched by Commodore and
features an A1200, Sleepwalker and a special Comic Relief
edition of Amiga Format. £10 from the £399 retail price
goes to Comic Relief.
AF4T (June
1993) Kelly Sumner resigns as the managing director of Commodore
UK to be replaced by David Pleasance. Rumours abound about
the development of an Amiga CD console.
I I*?. ' 1993) Deluxe l -xT SBi Paint IV
o AGA is one of
- T:C3 the first ¦ | ¦“"i-JBtff A1200- specific programs.
Microbotics also start developing for the A1200 with the
release of the MBX1200 32-bit memory upgrade.
THE EDITORS SPEAK: STEVE JARRATT A 1 Many people were surprised I when I took the editorship of 1tmJ Amiga Format. I was better _ jFr known for working on video 11 games magazines -1 had owned an Amiga in the past (and a C64, an ST, a PCW, an NES, a Game Boy. A Mega Drive, a SNES and a Mac), but wasn't really an Amiga devotee.
But as my ‘couple of issues' turned into nine months on AF, I genuinely grew to admire the machine and its supporters. Nick Veitch attempted manfully to explain many of the Amiga's finer points and instilled in me a sense of just how elegant and powerful the Amiga architecture can be.
And frequent demonstrations of high-end products such as Lightwave 3D (I really, really want an A4000 and a copy of Lightwave!) Brought home to me what a superb piece of kit Commodore had produced. (Although, I have to be truthful, I think the CD31 is a crock.)
So it was with a degree of sadness that I left Amiga Format at the end of '94. Sadness for leaving such a great team, and also for the state of the Amiga market. No machine as great as the Amiga deserves the fate to which it has been reduced - being bid for in some cattle market in the US. I don't care who buys the company, as long as Amigas are back on the shelves ASAFP, and new, more powerful Amigas make it from the drawing board into production.
While other people in Future Publishing were poking fun at the Amiga and declaring the machine dead and buried, to my disbelief I found myself defending it. And even preaching on how the machine would be back with a vengeance. I sincerely hope I wasn't wrong.
• Steve Jarratt was editor from AF60-AF68.
Game. RainbowIslands had the cute Bub it' Boh hashing the enemies with rainbows and while pukinglv cute, you could play the same levels repeatedly and still find bonus rooms and subgames.
But with the arrival of the console giants, and increasingly, the PC. Software companies were looking to produce games that could sell cross-platform. So on the one hand, the smooth-scrolling, cute arcade games came to prominence and on the other, the sprawling, in-depth adventure games, now prevalent on the PC also gathered pace.
Ismmings took 1991 by storm. Not only was it programmed on the Amiga, it was one of the first truly original games in an age and a game which some commentators reckon, along with Populous, really 'made' the Amiga. Not that it was the best game of the sear though, for The Srrret () , lonkr Island was released. Funny ( es!). Well- Continued overleaf • MARK ARNOLD OF POWER COMPUTING Most important hardware release?
A We can think of so many important releases, but Lightwave has boosted the awareness of the Amiga in the business film industry. The recently-released Squirrel SCSI interface is breathing new life into the A1200 with superb, cheap expansion opportunities. Our own high-density XL drive allows all Amiga owners to access both Amiga and PC high-density disks, which should have been incorporated as standard in the A1200.
Owhat first attracted you to the Amiga?
Alt's such a versatile, powerful machine even now, let alone 10 years ago. It was (and to an extent still is) way ahead of its time.
Has the Amiga been good to you?
A Amiga sales still represent the largest proportion of all our sales.
We have, over the years, designed, manufactured and released many pioneering products and are proud to have been in at the start.
Qlf production of the Amiga continues, will you support it?
A Yes. Every month we add new product to our range and can see no reason why this won't continue to be the case in the future.
AFSO !»., CD” is revealed.
The new 32-bit console cost £299.99 and according to Commodore was central to their strategy to return to operating profit. The A1200 takes a £100 price cut to £299 and the A4000 40 goes down in price by £367 to £2,099.
AFS2 (Nov
1991) The Desktop Dynamite bundle is launched.
Costing £349.99 you got Wordworth 2.
Dpaint IV AG A. Print Manager. Oscar and Dennis with your A1200.
The Video Toaster is released with a PAL encoder to huge acclaim.
AF51 (D«c
1993) Amiga Format pulls off a major coup by putting the
incredible Imagine 3D raytracing program on the Coverdisk.
David Pleasance announces that a 64-bit RISC-based Amiga is
less than 12 months away.
AFS4 (Xmas
1991) David Braben's sequel to Elite (Frontier: Elite 2) scores a
90 per cent Format Gold.
Cannon Fodder tops that with 95 per cent.
Steven Spielberg's SeaQuest DSV featuring Lightwave special effects from the Amiga hits British TV screens.
A magazine started in the Summer of '80: Amiga Formal it was called. Around the same time, a most impressive cute-em-up arcade conversion reared its head. .Ann salami Story was (and remains) a beautifully-crafted platformer - fabulous in looks and addictive as cola. It wasn't original, it broke no genre boundaries, but it's a better game than many that darken our door in '95.
Geoff Cratnmond's Stunt (Utr Rarer, Laser Si nad and surprisingly. Batman were the other important releases in 1080. I say surprisingly because film tie-ins before and since have, in the main, been abominations - cash-ins that simply trade on the name ol the film and oiler little in the wav of looks and gameplav.
Meanwhile, Sega and Nintendo were making strides and with the blue spikes thing and the plumber, they had instantly recognisable characters to sell the consoles.
In 1000. Millenittm's lishy p!ailormer «iwv Pond dropped by and it was the nearest thing that the Amiga had to Sonic.
But better than young Pond was Rainbmi’ Islands which even now is talked about in hushed tones in the tap rooms of local hostclries. A perfect conversion (by one Andrew Bravbrook) from the arcade AF49 (Aug
1999) The A600 drops in price by £100 to £199 and A500s can be
traded in for a £100 discount on A1200s. The Amiga
continues to sell well in the UK but the first signs appear
that Commodore International are hitting problems. Desert
Strike tops the games charts.
Complete Software Guide, the AF team of the time voted it their top Amiga game ever.
The first of 21st Century Entertainment's pinball games arrived in April 1992. Pinball Dream s success ensured that 21st Century would go on to produce two more excellent pinball games and we can expect their fourth, Mania to be released this Summer. The Summer of '92 saw Sweden host the European Football Championships and a rash of Amiga football games joined in the fun. The best of which were Rage Software's Striker and the original Sensible Soccer.
Reviewed in the same month (July ’92) was The Secret Of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. Another significant release in ANDY BRAYBROOK The man who converted Rainbow Islands to the Amiga from the original Taito coinop used to write accounting programs for GEC Marconi, before joining up with Graftgold some 12 years ago. Since then, he's been involved in some of the Amiga's best games, including Fire And Ice, Uridium 2 and Empire Soccer. Thoroughly decent chap. Too.
JON HARE AND CHRIS CHAPMAN The guys at Sensible Sofware need no introduction. Mega-lo-Mania, Sensible World Of Soccer, Cannon Fodder -it reads like a Who's Who of Amiga games. Known for their off-beat approach. Sensible Software have produced the biggest hits of recent times and their games are now huge sellers on most platforms.
Lightrave scores a massive 98 per cent.
The Amiga Centres of Excellence are launched by Commodore UK, aimed at bringing the best possible support to Amiga users.
After many denials of its existence the CD1200 CD-ROM drive is unveiled by Commodore at the CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany. It still isn't available. Cannon Fodder spends its fourth month as the Number One game.
TEN YEARS OF THE AMIGA: AN ENTHUSIAST'S VIEW By John Kennedy Before I got my first A500, the Amiga was something I read about in Popular Computing Weekly and never imagined I could ever own. It was the ultimate power computer and could move a giant coloured ball around the screen in full colour.
However, fate had conspired that I would have an A500, complete with Workbench 1.2. It took three months writing to pay off the money I spent on the machine, and I then had to fork out £150 for a 512K memory expansion. I bought my first game. Falcon, when I saw it demonstrated in a local shop, because it looked like a film after my Amstrad CPC.
Back then I was living in a student hovel making a few extra quid by writing reviews of Teenage Queen and Sculpt 3D.
Waiting 20 minutes to see a low-resolution blue mug rendering: state of the art mate.
The Amiga was such a giant leap from my CPC that I was afraid I would never get to know it properly. There was no BASIC prompt (only an appalling version of BASIC on disk), yet the orange and blue display looked kind of cool on the dodgy 30-inch colour monitor which had fallen off the back of a lorry (probably killing several passers-by in the process).
Comparing it to the DOS-based Pcs lurking in the universities was laughable.
Being asked to review a 68020 processor card for the A500 was the second Amiga high point (the first was finishing Teenage Queen), and giving it back one of the first lows.
Keeping it was impossible given the £300 price tag (which didn't include any memory). Back in those days, reliable software was hard to come by and games were all ported from the Atari ST. The next thing I knew I was in Brentwood, reviewing Deluxe Video and writing programs that allowed the first purely digital Amiga screenshot to be included in a UK Amiga magazine. My colleague (now a well known editor) was extremely pleased, because it meant the beginning of the end of being stuck in a dark cupboard with a camera (of course, the PR girls liked it). I stood on the tank-metal DIV A1500 kit to
demonstrate how strong it was.
Up to Macclesfield then, just in time for the A3000 launch.
What a machine that was: no longer did I have to alter the palette of my own Workbench to grey and blue - it was done automatically with Workbench 2. The A3000 looked great UNIX was mentioned, and of course that was about as close as I got because the A3000 cost more than a Kawasaki GT550. With the new Workbench, software was starting to get really good by now. The CDTV appeared to unanimous puzzlement.
Then, because the magazine publisher I worked for ignored the Amiga to spend a fortune relaunching an Atari magazine into a dying market, it was time for a move back to London. Here I saw my first ever 68040 card, and using Real 3D I learned the ultimate truth: there would never be an Amiga that was ever fast enough or had enough memory. Ever.
Other high points have included having the opportunity of using the excellent Amiga Operating System on a fast machine as others have been forced to use Windows. I have also been fortunate enough to try out (and cadge) a lot of really cool hardware. My AtfOOO shares an office with a 486PC and an Apple Mac and I know which two machines I can do without.
Now all I need to do is get back to work installing the A4K in a new tower case: with a graphics card and maybe a 68060, that will see it right for another year. Of course by then I could be copying all my work over on to a new RISC Amiga. Please.
AF56 (Feb
1994) The Full Motion Video unit for CDM is released for £199.99.
Commodore claim sales figures of
160. 000 A1200S and
70. 000 CDJ1s over Christmas. Cannon Fodder knocks Frontier from
the top of the games charts.
ARCHER MACLEAN Archer Maclean's first commercial game, the space shoot-em-up Dropxone, was released in 1984, but he is best known for writing the table-top classics Jimmy White's Snooker, Archer Maclean's Pool and International Karate Plus. A degree in cybernetics came in handy when he set to work on the complex Jimmy White with its 164-million shot permutations (we've counted, honest). Clever chap.
GEOFF CRAMMOND One of the most innovative Amiga programmers, Geoff was at the forefront of 3D games programming (along with David Braben) with his racing games Revs, Stunt Car Racer and Formula 1 Grand Prix, He started programming in his spare time, producing Space Invaders before going full-time.
W written, non-linear - it's still in a class of its own in the animated adventure school (the follow-up. [ Chuck's Revenge is even better, mind). In retrospect, 1991 was a glorious year in the history of Amiga games with the splendid PGA Tour Golf, Jimmy While’s Snooker and Eye 0 The Beholder but few of the star attractions.
Formula Grand Prix, Geoff
C. rammond's follow-up to Stunt Car Racer, released in early '92
is still widely recognised as the best Amiga racing game,
though Micro Machines, Domark’s FI and Super Skidmarks are now
running close.
FIGPis fast, technically superb and very realistic. Geoffrey's Amiga meisterwork. In the first Amiga Formal Special, entitled The A600 This machine replaced the A500 Plus in the Summer or ‘92. It was a radical redesign with a much smaller case, at the cost of the numeric keypad. Instead of the side expansion port it had a PCMCIA socket the same as the A1200‘s. This was the first low-end Amiga to come with an internal hard drive as an option.
Processor; 68000 RAM: 1Mb Work bench Kick start: 2 Chip set: ECS Expansion ports: PCMCIA slot, trapdoor slot.
The A500 Plus was launched over Christmas '91. Only six months later cam e the A600.
INFLUENTIAL AMIGA GAMES CODERS AF60 (June
1994) “We're confident that Commodore and the Amiga will come
out of this a better, stronger company," says Colin
Proudfoot as Commodore International Ltd file for voluntary
liquidation with a court in the Bahamas.
1992 was Zool, Gremlin Interactive's pacey platformer, probably only the second serious attempt (after James Pond) to give the Amiga an identifiable character in the Sonic Mario mould. Not that it stopped ZooI from traversing die platforms.
Early '93 and the expected rash of superb new games to coincide with the release of the A1200 and its spanking AGA chip set never materialised. Many who had bought the machine on the promise that there would be glut of A1200-specific software were disappointed. But no-one said that ihe introduction of the A1200 would enhance playability, 1 Mb is plenty, as arcade adventure Flashback proved.
THE EDITORS SPEAK: NICK VEITCH Other significant releases in early ’93 were the Bitmap's shoot-em-up. The Chaos Engine and LucasArts' classic graphic adventure Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis, lemmings 2. For many the best of the bunch, reared its head in April, as did the excellent cartridge conversion of helicopter rumble Desert Strike. It was an important release because it showed that the Amiga was perfecdy capable of matching the consoles when it came to games - and this at a time when the Mega Drive and SNES were at their peak.
In September, Dino Dini's eagerly- awaited Kick Off 2 sequel Goal! Trotted down the tunnel and although it proved an excellent game, those already converted to the House Of Sensible were not to be swayed. The seminal Bully's SfiortingDarts also arrowed in the same month. And how- DAVID BRABEN The space trading game Elite, written some 12 years ago is still regarded by many as one of the greatest games ever. A pioneer in 3D graphics. David wrote Elite on the BBC Micro, a machine thought incapable of such innovation. He's since written the sequel Frontier, which took him five years and frontier
2 is due for release shortly.
BITMAP BROTHERS Steve Kelly. Mike Montgomery and Eric Matthews to be more concise. Steve Kelly learned to program on the ZX81, had a couple of games published and joined forces with Eric and Mike in 19B5.
Together, they wrote the stonking shoot-em-up Xenon before Speedball was bom. Xenon 2 brought the Bitmaps into contact with Bomb The Bass who wrote a soundtrack for the game, which in turn lead to them joining forces with the band's label Rhythm King and the formation of I really got into computers whilst B J starting secondary school. My T H J father bought me a ZX80 in the V hope that I would be a computer expert and make millions to keep him in his old age. Instead. I just wrote games which broke the school's BBC network, and created a rather useful Teletext system. This is where I first
came across John Kennedy, but I shan't go into the tedious details.
I saw the Amiga for the first time in some dubious store in Tottenham Court Road. None of the sales assistants knew how to work it, but it looked good, even just asking for the Kickstart disk.
The first time I actually used an Amiga was some time later. I was working in Belfast writing a database program for the PC (booo!) And John pleased were we when ihe Micro Machines cart conversion arrived? Joyous, though the distinct lack of parallax scrolling left a slightly sour taste. Didn't stop us from playing it to death, though.
Andy Braybrook's Vridium 2 stepped out in December as did Mev Dinc's excellent Second Samurai, but the real blockbusters appeared a month later and they included Cannon Fodder. Frontier: Elite
2. Hired Guns, The Settlers and Team 17's Alim Breed 2. The best
Amiga Christmas ever? Probably.
1994 was to be the most turbulent year yet for the Amiga, mainly because late in the year, it became impossible to buy one Continued overleaf Renegade. Gods. Speedball 2 and The Chaos Engine followed and their place in the pantheon of Amiga games was assured.
PETER MOLYNEUX The man behind Bullfrog single-handedly created the god game genre at a stroke with Populous. The sequel. Populous 2, improved on the original and in Poieeermonger, the emphasis was on war.
Though it still utilised the excellent isometric 3D perspective.
Moiyneux programmed the whole of Populous though because of Bullfrog's rapid growth, he is now more of an overseer. The company has gone from strength to strength, their most recent efforts including the completely awesome Syndicate and Theme Park.
The hunks on the right, from the top, ere: Andy Braybrook. Peter Moiyneux end David Braben bought one. He was writing for Jeff Walker and Simon Rock man at the time, and they needed a review of Sculpt 40.1 had written for Jeff previously, and with my experience in engineering modelling at university. I felt capable of giving it a thorough going over. I was impressed. After struggling for months with a horrible PC the Amiga was amazingly powerful and easy to use.
The final straw that broke my bank account was when John bought the excellent flight sim. Falcon. It was so bloody good that I was forced to buy an Amiga and monitor so we could play head-to-head.
We couldn't afford any other games, so I had to amuse myself editing the startup-sequence and playing with AmigaDOS.
Well, that's my excuse anyway...
• Nick Veitch took over as editor for AF69.
SIMON COBB OF SIREN SOFTWARE Qwhat. In your opinion, has been the most important hardware release on the Amiga over the last 10 years?
AA"“ Qand what has been the most important software release on the Amiga ever?
X-Copy Professional.
Qwhat first attracted you to the Amiga?
Amazing graphics and sound.
Has the Amiga been good to you?
A We have been in business for 10 years (actually before the Amiga was released) and the Amiga is one of the reasons why Siren is still flourishing.
Qlf production of the Amiga continues, will Siren Software continue to support it?
A Yes. We will continue to support the Amiga, regardless of whether production starts again or not.
Q Which team do you usually play in Sensible Soccer?
AC Milan.
Parent company are announced by Commodore OK. A new Amiga incorporating a CD-ROM drive is rumoured to be ready for Christmas. Sensible Soccer International is the Number One game.
AMI % Th* deadline is set for Sept
* 94 for the sale of Commodore. The old Timex plant in Dundee is
tipped as being the UK base for Amiga manufacturing. Theme Park
scores Format Gold with 90 per cent.
New standalone raytracing package.
Lightwave, scores a huge 98 per cent. Sensible Soccer International is the top game. Sensible Soccer 92 93 climbs to number five in the games chart.
AMS (Nov 1M4) The long- awaited Page- Stream 3 OTP package is found to be severely bugged and gets a paltry 22 per cent score. Acid Software's *Defender tor the 90s', Guardian, scores 88 per cent.
AND NOW, AMIGA FORMAT PRESENTS ITS ALL-TIME TOP 20. AGAIN.
1 Sensible World Of Soccer - management bug*, schmanagement bugs... Purely a* an arcade game it's faultless. The best version of the best game ever. Forget the earlier incarnations.
2 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - amusing, non-linear adventure and a timeless classic. They don't make ’em like they used to.
3 Cannon Fodder - four men, guns, missiles, bombs and a mouse. Nerve-racking, gut-wrenching. War has never been so much fun.
HaOM' ¦ ’.¦•au
- i skv • .... au"--- dead) and Rise Of The Robots was.
4 Syndicate - sneak along the side of buildings and rake a bunch of guys with gunfire. It’s one of the ultimate gaming thrillers.
5 Formula 1 Grand Prix - Geoff Crammond's classic 30 polygon racer still sets the pulse racing.
6 Knights Of The Sky - no locking on missiles from miles out here. This is taking part in World War One in the safety of your own home.
7 Populous 2 - isometric-landscaped godfoolery. K could send you mad. Or maybe you’ll just take over the world.
8Speedball 2 - roHerball on floppy disk. Cripplingiy violent futuristic sports sim and heaven in two-player mode.
9 PGA European Tour - easy to pick-up, difficult to master, this sports game has few peers. Masterful.
At Zeewolf- mouse-controlled helicopter shoot-em-up, I V and a game that callously deletes days from your life.
At 4k Civilization - historical strategy game which has made I Presidents tremble at the decision making involved.
| Sim City - the original strategy game, the chance to lord I eb it over a whole town is quite irresistible.
At *3 Guardian - Defender In full colour and spanking 3D, It I 3 was the boost the CD52 required, and it's just as good a game on floppy.
4k Jt Pinball Illusions - clearly the finest pinball game, even I 4 with but three tables. Multiball and LED displays, and awfully poor music at C Micro Machines - drive a racing car into a snooker I 3 pocket. Avoid the plughole in your power boat. Play Micro Machines NOW.
VK £- The Chaos Engine - glorious knockabout viewed-from- I O above shoot-em-up from the Bitmap Brothers. Play K with a friend.
At “J Super Skidmarks - get seven friends, two screens and I a modem cable. Blitz Basic becomes a basic blitz. A racing certainty.
1 Q Rainbow Islands - the perfect arcade conversion: a I O platform game which you can play over again and still discover secret rooms.
M Q Wizkid - stark raving Sensible. In-jokes, arcade action I and puzzles galore. Therapy required after three days.
J A Defender the Guardian of the 80s, PD perfect arcade U action which makes oldies weep for their childhood.
In the shops - always a problem for game developers when deciding which platforms to write for. However, the prophesised mass exodus never materialised and the year opened brightly with Acid Software's Blitz Basie-written racing game Skidmarks, the fine conversion of arcade smash Mortal Kombat and the poshest Asteroids game ever, Stardust. The Amiga CD console, the CD32, which was released in Autumn '93 was still not getting the software support it deserved with most games straight ports from floppy, and Microcosm had hardly endeared itself with its tragic lack of gameplay.
Beneath A Steel Sky entered the fray in February - a relief for many adventure game fans after the departure of LucasArts to pastures new, but it was quantity lather than quality for the first quarter of the year. The USA World Cup promised a plethora of football releases, though most were an abomination. Graftgold's quirky Empire Soccer was by far the best of the bunch.
Bullfrog’s Theme Park proved a big success, while the brilliant 3D shoot-em-up Guardian hogged the CD32 limelight. All in all though, not a memorable year for Amiga games and although Sensible Software rolled in the big guns, SVVOS and Cannon Fodder 2. The unresolved situation at Commodore lent an air of uncertainty to the games market Sure, Virgin's conversions of Aladdin and The Lion King proved popular, Binary Asylum's Zeewolf was excellent (the days of playable 3D shoot- em-up aren't well, bloody awful and left a bitter taste after the marketing hype.
So what of 95? Where do we go from here? Despite the mongers of doom.
Amiga games arc still selling well (more than PC games), software companies are still developing, writing and releasing Amiga games, but the future, the longterm future, depends on whether the new owners can get boxes back on shelves. However, despite the Commodore crisis, we've seen the release of lemmings 3. Mortal Kombat II and Acid's superb Super Skidmarks, all big games, and there are many planned for release later in the year. The fat lady is still in her dressing room.
AF67 (Jan 1(H) Former Commodore business partners CEI enter the race to buy the company.
Sensible World Of Soccer scores 95 per cent. The much-hyped Rise Of The Robots is found severely wanting and only gets 19 per cent- AF68 (Pah 1»»S) The World Of Amiga Show at Wembley is a huge success despite the Commodore problems. Almathera's photogenic! Image processing package earns a 95 per cent Gold.
AF69 (Mar
1995) HiSoft launch the Squirrel SCSI interface, opening a new
doorway of compatibility to a host of hardware add-ons.
Complaints reach AF about Sensible World Of Soccer being too difficult and being bugged.
AF71 a German PC company Escom enter the bidding for Commodore, the result of which is now just a matter of weeks away.
Super Skidmarks 2 scores 92 per cent. Sensible World Of Soccer tops the games charts.
Aar „ 10th gs’fl birthday ¦nUji this year.
Escom succeed in their bid to buy Commodore International. The first 060 accelerator for the Amiga is released in the form of the Cyberstorm 060 card.
There's an exciting future in store for the Amiga.
Nick Veitch explores the many possibilities open to Escom.
Is the way forward for Escom a RISC-based Amiga?
This is the end, but only in as much as it is the end of our retrospective - we can look back no more and can only look forward. The Amiga certainly seems to have a future, now that a company with great expertise and financial clout is at the helm, of that there is no doubt. But what kind of future could it possibly be?
The mainstay of the Amiga has always been innovation. In the early days the hardware itself was groundbreaking, but as the machine developed, it was the software that shone through.
Make no mistake. Workbench 2 and Workbench 3 are excellent operating systems. As we have seen, many different game genres were originally developed on the Amiga, and as long as talent is still attracted to the platform, there is no reason why that should not continue.
There are still many serious products and add-ons that lead the world.
The distinction between platforms has been blurred in recent times.
The high-end machines from Apple will look very similar to the high-end machines from IBM and all the other clone-makers, because they are based around the same hardware - the PowerPC.
This is not a bad thing, but what if the next-generation professional Amigas were based on the same CPU, but had a next- generation Amiga chip set too? The Power
- Amiga is something Escom arc considering.
With the right licence agreements, there is no reason why such a machine should not be able to run .Amiga. Mac and PC software, but retain the Amiga edge.
Hopefully, a cheaper RISC-based entry-level machine could also be produced, but the chip prices are in the lap of the gods at the moment.
Look t the In the short term, Escom must surely do something with CD. The CD32 may not have set the world on fire, but not because it was a bad machine. In a way. The games industry stunted its growth (and yes, a lot of magazines did too) preferring to dream about the consoles to come. The fact is that Commodore had working, mass- market product for the CD market in Summer '93, not Summer '95.
The next generation of consoles are in for a hard time too. But at least Escom can build on the Amiga-compatible CD market. An A1200 with built-in CD would be nice, but not necessarily innovative.
The entry-level machine is the key to success. A cheaper A1200 would be a start, if backed with bundles and an optional, decent-sized hard drive. Workbench 3 doesn't really cut it on floppy, and the next incarnation may actually require a hard drive if it is to be a significant advance. In the name of all that does not suck, can we at least standardise a high- densitv floppy drive?
There is much to do in order to raise the profile of the Amiga again. Major advertising would be a good thing.
Educational concessions would be useful to get the Amiga into schools and colleges and perhaps Escom could co-operate more with software houses so that, for once, the Amiga has some input in this sphere.
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Hems bought in the shops carry a Sop surcharge on the Marf Order prices Mat Bettinson explains why archivers have been so important on the Amiga and looks at the latest LZX program from a Canadian programming team.
Ever since the old 8-bit computers, the art of data compression has been in use to save time and space. Usually, in order to play a game before it was bedtime already, it was necessary to cut down on the data that had to be stored on the tape.
Remember those?
After half hour of loading, the screen would flash a mulutude of colours but, contrary to popular belief, it wasn't a nasty plot to trigger epileptic fits, but your humble C64 letting you know it was doing something when it was decompressing the data into memory. The programmers were rather proud of this feat, so they thought they'd let you know about it and entertain you during the interval.
SPACE IS MONEY Nothing much has changed. Except everything has got bigger and better.
Programs and data are more complex and larger. CPUs, storage and programming techniques are faster and compressed or archived data needs less storage space.
Storage costs money, and everyone wants to save money.
You can still find the flashing compressors on the Amiga known by a bevy of programmers' nicknames such as Crunchers, Squashers, Squeezers, Packers and Imploders. The technical name is Executable File Compressors - they just make a program smaller but you can still run it as if it had never been touched by one of these fancy programming feats.
REGISTERING THE ARCHIVERS You can only register LHA from Stefan Boberg direct The address and details as lifted from the archive of I.SOr are: E-Mail: boberg@lysator.liu.se Postal address: Tynne Bjrke, S 62023 Romakloster. Sweden.
The key for LHA I.SOr costs USS20 (about £12).
You can register LZX from any Xenolink BBS (another of Jonathan Forbe s packages) support site in the world. In the UK this is the following: LZX Registration. 4 The Retreat Thornton Heath. Surrey CR7 8LD Cost: £17 Archivers are different. They are solely designed to store data in order to get it from one place to another, if only a backup device. There are two fundamental differences, one is that you can't run the programs in this form at all but must extract the archive to its original size first.
The other difference is that many files and even the whole directory structure of a disk can be, and are, stored in these archives. Of course, most people know this already since PD software is distributed in this way on magazine Coverdisks and over a modem link.
Nowhere is all this more important than with electronic communications where that very well-off public company, British Telecom, charge you by the second.
Every second counts - if you have less data to move it costs you less money.
The ability of archivers to store a whole set of programs in their proper directories is common but how they do it differs somewhat. There are two main ways. One is to record just the directory structure and the files into an archive. The other is to read the disk that the data resides on, block by block, track by track. This is handy because you can make a plug-in- and-go disk without any of the fuss of extracting the former archives.
On the Amiga, there really is only one archiver in the second category - DMS or Disk Masher. It's had many versions but unfortunately it's the preferred method to spread pirate material the world over because the data on the disk doesn't have to be a regular file system.
AMIGA EARLY EFFORTS The early archivers on the PC and Amiga platform from 1987-1990 developed much of the base technology but are pale comparisons to the highly optimised modem archivers in use today. In the performance charts of various archivers shown. I've included ARC. ZIP (2) and ARCHIVER FEATURE JUNE 1995 about the difficulties of programming l. .X on the PC. So. L. .X is an Amiga-only archiver at the moment.
How much better is l. .X? It depends on the files being archived. For software distribution archives, it’s spectacularly better. This is more due to the new file merging technique than the compression engine, which is still significantly better than anything else.
Compression techniques have a common method whereby they build up a dictionary of commonly-used sequences of bytes. The compressed data is really a bunch of pointers to the common sequences stored previously. The trouble is, most archivers throw away the dictionary for each file added to the archive, no matter how small the file and no matter whether the next file has the same type of data. L. .X gets around this by merging all the files one after another and compressing in a contiguous block.
It has disadvantages in that it's slow to extract single files but this is less important than the massive increase in compression that can be, and is, achieved. I freed 60Mb of data from a 400Mb hard drive partition full of LHA archives.
W 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA The original A1000s had the signatures of all the designers and the pawprint of Jay Minor's dog moulded into the inside of the casing. When the A1000 was secretly demonstrated at the CES it was, in fact just four breadboards cabled together. They were so fragile each board had its own seat on the plane to Chicago.
BENCHMARKS ON A 40MHZ Original size: 419328 bytes Program Compressed size Compression time (s) 68040 Decompression time (s) LZX 1.00-3 164398
6. 82
0. 46 LZX 1.00-2 164720
6. 57
0. 46 LZX 1.00-1 169260
4. 84
0. 46 Shrink 1.1 169628
14. 51
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1. 40 LHA 1.38e -2 185998
5. 63
0. 64 Zoo 214944
5. 51
2. 33 Original size: Program 246814 bytes Compressed size
Compression time (s) Decompression time (s) LZX 1.00 -3 7S063
2. 90
0. 26 LZX 1.00-2 75775
2. 40
0. 26 LZX 1.00 -1 78347
2. 09
0. 27 Shrink 1.1 79462
6. 00
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8. 04
0. 72 LHA 1.38e -2 84943
3. 55
0. 32 Zoo 132152
3. 41
1. 40 (Capture file from a BBS) Original size: 876135 bytes
Program Compressed size Compression time (s) Decompression
time (s) LZX 1.00 -3 212435
10. 22
0. 71 LZX 1.00-2 213617
9. 15
0. 71 LZX 1.00 -1 217227
7. 48
0. 71 Shrink 1.1 224354
19. 13
15. 03 Zip-9 241759
13. 21
2. 20 LHA 1.38e -2 301480
8. 65
1. 09 Zoo 441081
11. 39
4. 83 ZOO as comparisons lo show how far things have moved along
since then. It's difficult to believe that we were impressed
by the results .
These days, the most common archiver is Stefan Boberg's I.HA. It's testament to the quality of this effort that it is still the Amiga standard even though there's been no update for three years. Fast and efficient, it has the added bonus that the LHA format is also common on the PC anti a version exisits for the Mac.
So how do you use these archivers?
This depends on which one you have, but the common element is that they are all primarily designed to be accessed via the Shell. Many people prefer to do things in the Shell for greater control, although programs, such as Directory Opus, let you to drive archivers from Intuition GUIs.
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK The latest archiver is Jonathan Forbes'
l. .X. which has been causing no little storm in the Amiga
community. JF isn't new to the .Amiga scene and in the early
days he produced I X and I. , which, were the leaders before
I.HA. The Canadian team ofJF and Tomi Poutanen plotted l. .X
in secret. Jonathan working on the Amiga version and Tomi on
the PC l. .X. The PC version isn't yet complete and the
authors are quite vocal That's a global 15 per cent saving. An
average figure since many of the archives are nearly half the
size of the I.HA versions and some are the same size (samples
and modules). It's worth noting that some data, especially
audio data, is very difficult to compress and nearly all
archivers achieve the same results. There are special types of
compressor for this purpose.
There remain many anti- . .Ystalwarts and the fact that the evaluation version of LZXcontains a number of bugs, didn't help its case. JF claims that the product was released early since a rogue beta-testcr sent a copy to Stefan Boberg.
So. LZX isn't 100 percent reliable and bug-free. As with much Shareware and as Nowhere are archivers more important than with electronic communications. Less data to move means you spend less money.
With LHA. If you register the product, you get a version with improved performance.
With LHA this was f.5Wrwhich had special versions for 68020+ equipped machines.
LZX comes with 020 030 and even 040 060 versions as standard in the evaluation archive - a major advantage for those running accelerated machines. LHA .50ris also quite a bit faster than the evaluation versions though still slower than LZX on my machine. On the l. .X front, the high performance registered Z.X version hits been scrapped temporarily because it used way too much memory.
Instead. Tomi has figured out a way to make it 15 per rent faster with no extra memory usage. This should he available to registered users very soon.
WHO WINS?
So. Has LZX got what it takes to oust the heavily ingrained LHA archiver? Maybe.
Maybe not. It matters little since, as always, we use the best that's available at the time.
For now, I've made the leap and so have many others. Quite a few Bulletin Boards have also completely shifted their file base over to the new format.
The Aminet, the source of most Amiga I’D software, is also lipped to be looking at
l. .X but only when a UNIX extractor is available. I suspect
little has changed since the 8-bit days in that programmers
are still dead proud of these little computer miracles. So
they should be. Jonathan Forbes admits that he didn't write
I.ZX to make money but more to get one over on Stefan Boberg.
Well he's done that. For now. Perhaps they all secretly want
to add some flashing border code?
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AMIGA FORMAT'S REVIEW POLICY DREAM ON IN PREVIEWS THIS MONTH ARE... Let's forget Commodore's problems and think about the good things for a while. About how the Amiga is the only machine with Sensible World Of Soccer, we can rev-up eight- player Super Skidmarks, we've got two joystick ports, and we've got 10 years' worth of classic games.
Right, back to the real world. It's not a great month for floppy releases, but those with a CD drive or CD32 can rejoice in the knowledge that there are three classic silver platters on offer. The long- awaited conversion of the fabulously violent sports sim, Speedball 2 is finally in our palms. Also, Gremlin's fine beat-em-up Shadow Fighter and the multiballed Pinball Illusions are CD-ing - a timely boost for the CD32, though it'll be interesting to see what Escom make of the console.
Impressions enter the shadowy world of football management with Ultimate Soccer Manager. In with a bang or out with a bung? They've also waded in with the piratical strategic adventure High Seas Trader. Gametek's gory adventure BloodNet makes a welcome A500 appearance, and once again, the best games of the month are re-releases.
STEPHEN BRADLEY Every month we scour the world's software houses for the latest and greatest Amiga games.
We try to ensure we keep you as up-to-date as possible, and we'll stop at nothing to bring you the best, definitive, no-nonsense reviews of the games that matter.
WHAT OUR REVIEW SCORES MEAN 90+% The creme de la creme. Only the very best, most playable and original games are awarded an AF Gold - the most highly-prized rating there is.
80-89% These games are very good, but due lo minor flaws are not the finest examples of their genre.
70-79% Good games which are worth buying, especially if you have a special interest in a game type.
60-69% Average releases with limited gameplay and appeal. Games in this category tend lo be flawed.
50-59% Below average games which are unlikely to impress your mates or your wallet. Avoid.
40-49% Overwhelmingly poor quality games with major flaws and appalling gameplay.
Less than 40% The absolute pits.
Zelda fans should love Team 17's Speris Legacy, Anco's Player Manager 2 will keep footie Ians amused; lake over the New World with Colonization and engage in top rotory fun with COALA. P43 HIGH SEAS TRADER: Kick, crunch and hurl people.
PINBALL ILLUSIONS: Destroy Sett's minions.
REVIEWS Charts ... Ultimate Soccer Manager.
BloodNet ..... Super Loopz .. Battle Trucks . High Seas Trader Re-releases ... Extractors CD32 .... Speedball 2 CD32 Shadow Fighter CD32 Pinball Illusions CD32.
KingPin CD32 GameBusters PLAYER MANAGER 2 iS a football management simulation with ONE BIG DIFFERENCE - you can actually test your managerial decisions where it counts - ON THE PITCH.
Appointed Player Manager of a second division club at the age of twenty- eight, the onus is on you to clear out the dead wood and build a team capable of getting into the Premier Division and challenging for European honours.
Player Manager 2 covers every aspect of football management from signing on schoolboys to designing the match tactics that will win the F.A. Cup.
The Manager's Office is the hub of all activity.
It is from here that you'll make the decisions on which your management will be judged.
Comprehensive player information giving individual skills and attributes is at your fingertips.
Using this info, you can pick the right team for the right game. Should you risk a hot headed centre back when you know the ref plays it strictly by the book?
Are the board really 100% behind you? Is the eoaeh paying more attention to the physio's wife than team training? Is the criticism in the club fanzine indicative of how the supporters view your management?
Who do you listen to - your staff, the board, or the fans? You'll need answers to these questions - because ultimately the buck stops with you!
Individual Team Talk allows you to give players specific and individual instructions before the big mateh. So you may ask your right back to push up, or your left midfielder to tuck in. If you believe one of your opponents has a suspect temperament, order one of your players to wind him up and you may get him sent off!
Features that add superb arcade action to top class management.
AVAILABLE FOR AMIGA & PC CD ROM Steve Bradley takes a first look at four new games. They're all very different and they all promise to be worthy additions to your collection.
Previews SPERIS LEGACY Team 17,01924 271637 Firstly, Team 17's platformer Pussies Galore has become Pussies Galless.
Apparently, it's poor and they don't want to sully their reputation with such feline nonsense. Good for them.
And while we're on the slippers, Wilchwood has burtoned-out leaving the Teamsters to concentrate on their top-down viewed Zelda-style RPG game, Speris Legacy, the project manager of which is ex-AF writer and Amiga Shopper editor Richard Baguley.
And by God these people change when they jump ship to softy. Dust listen to him. "Speris is a blitter blasting, sprite shaking, speaker slamming game ot truly epic proportions." You can't fault the lad's enthusiasm, but he continues.
"It's big. It's very big. It's bigger than a very big thing on a very expansive day.
It's got good guys, bad guys, evil hordes, enchanted weapons (what?), spells, swords, intelligent non-player characters and over 12,000 screens of playing area." Right.
Speris Legacy will be the first cute-em-up RPG to hit the Amiga, though Krisalis, among others, are on the case. The good news is that Team 17 are releasing A500, AGA and CD32 versions and they will hopefully appear in the coming weeks.
PLAYER MANAGER 2 Anco, 0171 761 7625 A brief mention a couple of months ago becomes a full-blown chat. Truth be known, we were hoping to review the long-awaited follow-up to Player Manager but Anco are having a tinker.
So, you're 28 and appointed player manager of a Second Division club and given the task of lifting the spirits and taking the chaps upward and onward.
But has it any distinguishing features?
Well there is a host of player attributes and some which peak and decline at stages in the players' careers depending on their age, though coaching plays a big part. As in SWOS and Man Utd: The Double, you can play for the teams and the arcade section offers top-down, side-on and isometric pitch perspectives which certainly sounds promising.
And there’s Docky. Alan Hansen pops up to give you the benefit of his vast knowledge of golf courses, while the Anco Times supplies up-to-date match reports. Positively microscopic detail next month.
COLONIZATION Microprose, 01454 326532 So much to say, so little space. Work of the Meiermeister, is this. Sidney, you may recall has knocked a couple of oi»5i» a m ri'»:•'«'« i*M COLONIZATION: Your decisions can change the face of the New World. No pressure really.
Continued overleaf ¦* Previews JUNE 1995 SCREENPLAY The top games THIS MONTH'S FULL-PRICE TOP 20 1 (-) .Super Skidmarks (Acid Software) ...FG92% 2 (1) Sensible World Of Soccer (Renegade) ......FG95% 3 (3) Beau-Jolly Compilation (Virgin) FG90% 4 (Re).....On The Ball: League Edition (Ascon Sports) ..70% 5 (4) Premier Manager 3 (Gremlin Interactive) .85% 6 (10).....Jungle Strike
(Ocean) ...87% 7 (6) FIFA International Soccer (Electronic Arts) .....79% 8 (Re).....UFO: Enemy Unknown (Microprose) ..FG90% 9 (8) Championship Manager Italia 95 (Domark) ..65% 10 (5).....Theme Park (Bullfrog) ...FG91% 11 (9).....Mortal Kombat II (Acclaim) .FG92% 12 (7).....PGA European Tour
(Ocean) ..83% 13 (18) ...Cannon Fodder 2 (Virgin) ...FG90% 14 (-)......Crystal Dragon (Black Legend) ......75% 15 (-)......Voyages Of Discovery (Black Legend) 80% 16 (16) ..Football Glory (Black Legend) .80% 17 (Re) ..World Cup Year '94 (Empire) ....FG94% 18 (15) ...Championship Manager '93 (Domark) 86%
19 (-)......Borobodur - Planet Of Doom (Thalamus Europe) ... Not reviewed 20 (20) ...Skidmarks (Acid Software) FG90% FG92% 87% 75%
* ¦ games out before. You might even have played them;
Civilisation, Railroad Tycoon, and the rather splendid
Pirates!, too. Colonization is more of the Civilisation bent,
though really the similarities end at the beginning-with-C- and
being-a-long-word stage. Oh, OK, they're a bit alike. In
theory. So, you're in the New World (that's the Americas a few
hundred years back), right, and you're bossing either the
British, Spanish, French or Dutch.
So, you're in the New World, right, and you're bossing the British. You attempt to take over the New World by pointing 'n' clicking your ships, troops and colonists around the shop, though others are doing the very same thing.
Inevitably, situations come to a head and you can make war, peace or pay tribute. And the colonies then decide they want self-rule and it all gets terribly messy. It should be brilliant, if Sidney is 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA Team 17 arose out of the busy PD scene. Their first game was a budget title called Full Contact. But the game that got them noticed was Allen Breed which was inspired by the film Aliens and is an overhead blasting game.
6 PGA European Tour (Ocean) 83% 7 Theme Park (Mindscape) 79% 8 Liberation (Mindscape) FG90% 9 Bump V Bum (Grandslam) 77% 10 Fury Of The Furries Microcosm (Psygnosis) Lemmings (Psygnosis) Jungle Strike (Ocean) Roadklll (Acid Software) Cannon Fodder (Virgin) Top 10CD32 FG92% 87% on form and June will see it shelfbound.
Hurray, as opposed to hurrah.
COALA A1200 A4000 Empire Software, 0181 343 7337 Where would the world be without fully configurable 3D battlefield helicopter action simulators? Empty, lonely and downright sad. Empire kindly rotor in with COALA to save the day.
Funny name for an action-packed flight simulator but if it persuades Rainbow Islands followers to unload Top 10 Budget 1 Magic Boy (Empire) 83% 2 Fantasy Manager (Anco) 48% 3 Shadow Fighter (Gremlin Interactive) 92% 4 King Pin (Team 17) 67% 5 Premier Manager 3 Multi-Edit (Gremlin Interactive) Not reviewed 6 Terminator 2 - The Arcade Game (Virgin) 70% 7 Batman Returns (Gametek) 48% 8 Monkey Island 2 (Kixx) FG93% 9 Lemmings (Psygnosis) FG92% 10 Dune 2 (Hit Squad) 79% Top 10 A1200 1 UFO: Enemy Unknown (Microprose) FG90% 2 Pinball Illusions (21st Century) 88% 3 Theme Park (Bullfrog) FG91 % 4
Premier Manager 3 (Gremlin Interactive) 85% 5 Roadkill (Acid Software) 75% 6 Football Glory (Black Legend) 80% 7 The Lion King (Virgin) 69% 8 Rise Of The Robots (Time Warner) 18% 9 Sim City 2000 (Maxis) FG92% 10 Fields Of Glory (Microprose) 44% barrels into hapless tanks then we should be grateful. There are scenarios galore ranging from tank, air and chopper battles to rather less exciting sounding Peace and Cold War options.
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MAIL ORDER SALES HOTLINE 01543 419999 H JUNE 1995 SCREENPLAY As yet another football management game trundles off the production line, Steve Bradley assesses the cost of lettuce in the United States.
CJTflmate Soccer M anager A1200 embraces the statistics that many of you are so fond of and even finds the time to include some positively Theme Park- esque ground-building options, providing of course, you don't choose to manage the Uniteds of Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and the rest of the Premiership fat cats.
What we have here is the most visually accessible and indeed, stimulating football management game I've seen to date. Oh by jove, it's pretty.
Whether you're taking a shufty through the files, plopping a burger bar outside the Geldard Road End or simply killing the chairman's favourite plant, the football management simulation has never looked this good.
But we've all been fooled by beauty. Being easy on the eye never guaranteed an evening of pleasure. It ’ft Perhaps there is a bandwagon trundling the streets of this fair isle. Perhaps this wagon stops occasionally, outside the gleaming front entrances of our friends the software companies, and a chap jumps out, bangs on the doors and implores the occupants to come outside and read his sandwich board.
It reads thus (bear in mind it's a big sandwich board). "Friends," it exclaims.
"Friends, I have an opportunity for YOU.
Friends, the football management game sells like the medicine bottles off of the back of my truck. The football management game cures all, soothes the bank manager and hits the upper reaches of the charts within weeks.
Friends, there may well be others which claim to do the same but the people, yes, the people, want MORE. Give them MORE."
Ultimate Soccer Manager gives you more. Ultimate Soccer Manager 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA Microprose, the flight sim specialists, was formed 12 years ago by "Wild" Bill Stealey and Sid Meier after they met at a conference In Las Vegas. They'd both played a game called Red Baron and Sid reckoned he could write a better one in a week.
It took him a little longer, but he came up with Hellcat Ace before going on to write Civilization, Railroad Tycoon and Pirates!
Helps though, dunnit? Impressions are renowned for their strategy games replete with pleasant 3D graphics, but the footie management game?
Unchartered waters. So why? We'll take it that they've taken a glance at the games charts, and, less cynically, we'll agree that they've decided they can do it better.
Risky business But incorporating a full business game into the football management sim is no mean task. Have Impressions succeeded? Read on to discover the truth. They haven't. But they've got the right idea. You can, finances permitting, set up burger bars, restaurants, bars, clubs shops and car parks as well as dictating the price of merchandise.
Say, for instance, you want another club bar. You splash out the capital to buy it, position it accordingly and if you think the punters will accept it, up the price of beer and food to try to recoup the initial outlay as quickly as possible.
It's business, see. You can also demolish stands and replace them to increase ground capacity, though of course, you lose spectator revenue while they're being built - St Dames Park wasn't built in a day, you know.
Now you may be one of those people who hates the more commercial Your pross conference answers can affect your standing with the board. They also affect your popularity with the fans.
FOOTBALL FIITUKS KSSUS IEMIIE IMIES CMSEUI Fotn iof scoras iof Firas The Impressionstext TV is a tremendous medium for finding out what's what in the football world.
Aspects of football and if so, you can choose not to indulge in the full business option and instead concentrate purely on matters football.
Sure, it's detailed but not enough to make Ultimate Soccer Manager a business game in its own right, though I reckon Impressions have gone as far down that road as was necessary.
To matters football. You really can't do anything different to any other management footer sim. The player ratings are comprehensive - marks out of the century for all manner of facets (such as tackling and passing) - so we won't travel this road further except to say that the matches are viewed a-la- Premier Manager 3, visual style. Some prefer text-based action, others like to see what's going on in the games. It's your choice.
Easy access One particularly endearing feature is the Teletext in the gaffer's office. Here you access everything you need to know about the football world and, most thankfully, it's bereft of 0891 numbers to tinkle. The fax machine is your vehicle to the transfer market while, intriguingly, the telephone offers the 'bung' and gambling options. You can offer teams the chance to 'lose' the match - all for a fee, of course - as well as attempting to buy your way to preferential transfer market treatment. Don't get caught, though. Remember wotshisname.
So are Impressions trying to be a little too clever here? Are they offering the whole caboodle, attempting to include every possible feature, hoping to make the competition's shoulders sag in resignation at their all- encompassing brilliance? They are, but USM is presented with such panache that we can forgive them this.
USM is a management game which is fun to trawl around. Many management sims quickly become a chore as you check the opposition, assemble your team and get to the next match with as little fuss as possible but with USM, one quite happily peddles through the Teletext or one adds a new shop or builds a new stand. The graphical touches make it worthwhile.
Witness the interfering fuzz as you click on the telly, witness the bank manager flicking through his files.
Plain sailing So the catch then? It's rather easy. If you've battled the war that is Premier Manager 3, chances are Ultimate Soccer Manager will be sailing of the plain variety. The actual winning of football matches, which remember, is why we're here, does not a deal of preparation take, particularly if you're the boss up at Old Trafford. There is an edit facility which folk normally head for »r : :MfRts*!vM$ Tt=T :i: d:vis:o i ; r:nviu wsxk : i»rK»: siKMiiaoMw city v xncoiriUD w»
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I love watching my spanking new 10,000 seater stand reaching for the skies, I love attempting to court favour in the transfer market with Arsenal and I love forcing loads of (horse) burger bars on to the unsuspecting hordes who watch my team. After all, they've done it to me for long enough.
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Soccer Manager shortly. O ULTIMATE SOCCER MANAGER A1200
Publisher_ Daze Marketing 0171 372 7435 Price £29.99 Versions
A1200 A4000 System requirements A1200 A4000 Release date_ Out
now Graphics 9 out of 10 Spankingly grand 3D.
Sound_5 out of 10 Sorry music. But hey, you can turn it oft.
Addiction 7 out of 10 I point, I click. And then I do it again.
Playability 8 out ot 10 You'll play 'til Ron says, "early doors".
)verall verdict Really, and when all's said and indeed done, a rather smashing footie management sim.
85% ¦ Ultimate Soccer Manager embraces the statistics that many of you are so fond of.
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BloodNet A6oo In brief BloodNet is set in New York 99 years from now. Vampires, the Information Superhighway, neural implants and mega corporations play a prominent role in this evil world and for a change, the plot is both relevant and bloody marvellous. And, fanfare, it's a serious, non-linear adventure which is worth playing because it has, pause, depth. Why are there so few of these games around? Because it takes intelligent people to write them?
10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA The first Amiga Format Coverdisk. Or Superdisk as it was known as in AF1, featured The New Zealand story and a demo of the Frog game. "Fun and enjoyment is what Amiga Format is all about and between the utilities for all you tech-heads out there, there's bound to be plenty of stuff to keep fun-loving types happy for hours on end," wrote a young Jason Holbom on his Superdisk page.
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The control is maybe a tad finickety, don't even think about buying it unless you've got a hard drive, and there's no speech, but it's still the best point 'n' click adventure we've seen for an age or so. And we're still awaiting the staff of Future Publishing's Internet magazine, .net to storm into the AF office and demand a game. ® BLOODNET Publisher_ Gametek, 01753 553445 Price_ £29.99 Versions A500 600 (A1200 version also available) System requirements 1Mb Release date_ Out now Graphics 7 out of 10 Quite satisfactory, but really, a secondary facet.
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SUPER LOOPZ Publisher_ Audiogenic 0181 424 2244 Price_ £15 Versions There are four game types - Standard, Arcade, Puzzle and Challenge - it's much more fun to indulge in the two-player versions of the game. But the same criticism keeps cropping up. When the board starts filling up, sometimes there's nowhere to put your shape and you've got to wait until your time limit for each move runs out and you lose a life. There’s no guarantee that the next piece to fall is going to fit either.
Admittedly, there are pieces that can be used to clear up any incomplete loops. But because of the indiscriminate nature of their release and the fact that they have to be used, they're often a curse rather than a blessing. '2 A1200, CDM System requirements T: 2Mb Release date Out now Graphics 7 out of 10 They're better than the original Loopz.
Sound 6 out of 10 Ae functional at the game's graphics.
Addiction 5 out of 10 Not at all addictive. Very much take it or leave it.
Playability 5 out of 10 you're put in control of o truck with the intent of racing against a like opponent, either human or computer.
The aim being to race between two blue pad* over various terrain and outdrive or blow up your adversary so that they have no more credits left. The main problem with the game Has in its implementation and control system.
Imagine a version of Micro Machines with cars that are too big.
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Could have Improved on both Tetris and Plpomenla.
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60% Super Loopz Can Audiogenic's new puzzler rival the classic Tetris? Or will it just drive Steve McGill loopy. Plus, why he wasn't too impressed with Base 2's offering.
I here are loads of Amiga games out there that deserve to be revised, updated, repackaged and re-released. A significant improvement of old mistakes if you like.
Audiogenic have attempted just that with Super Loopz, a latter-day revision of Loopz. Hailed as a cross between Pipemania and Tetris, it somehow manages a negative gestalt in that it equals less than the sum of its parts. In other words, it isn't as good as either Tetris or Pipemania.
But it can still be fun in a limited way. The basic idea is sound. You have to form loops out of several kinds of basic shape. The bigger the loop you make, the more points you score. Aside from some vaguely intriguing asides, that's it.
Travel too quickly, and are too difficult to control, then you've just about mastered the idea.
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N5gh Seas Trader This game is a great idea. Just think about it. All the elements of a classic strategic sim are here - exploration, trading, battles plus adventure. And all done from a first-person point of view. So how can it possibly fail?
Well, let's have another look at those elements, shall we? Firstly the exploration. This, initially, is done well.
There are several sorts of port graphic to visit, so Liverpool doesn't look like HIGH SEAS TRADER Publisher Daze Marketing 0171-372 7435 Price E34.99 Versions A1200 A4000 Sv. I'l.'in lequuenients A1200 A4000 Release date Out now He scanned the horizon using his telescope and a renaissance hand scanner Sir Thomas More had just invented.
Sound Not a great deal to hear, apart from the occasional cannon-blast.
Addiction Not exciting enough to keep you rivetted.
Certainly not difficult to master, and not as slow as the real thing, either.
Overall verdict A neat-looking, original game which eventually runs aground on the Rocks Of Sameness, while drifting aimlessly around the Bay Of Nice-But-Flawed.
Lisbon, which doesn't look like Guadelope. But each port has the same elements, generally. There's the tavern (for recruitment and news), the bank (dosh, obviously), the market and the dock. So once you've seen a few ports, you've seen them all. Then they tend to be places to buy rations, cheap things to sell expensively somewhere else, and to get soldiers and sailors to replace those killed en route.
68% The trading is pretty simplistic. In each tavern you can find out what's worth carrying, and the only real decision to make is which routes to ply.
Once you have found a lucrative, safe route, keep at it until you've got enough cash to buy another ship, with bigger cannons and more cargo space.
It's hard to see how you can make trading in a game like this more interesting. Perhaps if they carried plutonium in rusty barrels. Or undersedated wild animals... The battles are something of a disappointment. Selecting auto-combat is a wise move if you're left cold by this (and you've got a ship that can take care of itself), but it's touted as an important part of the game and as such could have been done with more excitement and panache.
As it is, you generally just turn to bring your side-mounted cannons to bear on the foe, and blast away until he's sunk. Or until he sinks you.
Boarding is altogether much more fun, though, and you get the chance to grab some booty, too.
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It really is as easy as that, assuming you stay out of serious trouble (or click The last time Amiga Format produced a Top 20 Games Ever wa back in the first Amiga Format Special, The Complete Software Guide published in 1992. The top five read thus: 1. Formula One Grand Prix; 2. Speedball 2;
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CANNON FODDER Hit Squad 0161 832 6633 ¦ £TBA ¦ Reviewed AFS4 95% A budget outing, some 16 months after its initial release for the wonderful Cannon Fodder, Sensible's follow-up to their seminal soccer game. It doesn't really require any introduction, what with it being one of the best-selling and most popular games ever. You should already know what it's about and if you don't then... then... then... er, just then.
The little men look the same as they do when playing football, only now they're sporting battle dress and machine guns. They can wade streams, chuck bombs, drive tanks (and skidoos) and fly helicopters. They can hide behind trees, sneak along the side of buildings and emerge from a copse before engaging the enemy in some positively make-my-day, stand-your- ground bullet swapping action.
The difficulty curve is manageable, although I admit to no-one that I can't get past level eight (damn), the missions varied and disappointingly, it's superior to its successor, the Fodsler 2. Sensible Software do it right and now they're abandoning the Amiga, there must be a canny little softie out there who could take a detailed Took' at their games, slip into their shoes and sell masses of games in the process. Cynical? Yes, of course, but the Amiga both requires and deserves such quality.
By God, the game is almost perfect.
All it needs is a two-player mode or a link option and Wall Street would come to a standstill. If you haven't got this game then, ahem, fiddlesticks.
INDIANA DONES AND THE FATE OF ATLANTIS Kixx XL 0121 625 3311 ¦ £16.99 ¦ Reviewed AF43 92% When is a film licence not a film licence?
When it's the name of a film that could have been made but wasn't, and when you make up the plot specifically for a computer game. That's Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis. Although this is a re-release, it's refreshing to potter through once again simply because of the paucity of graphic adventures in these troubled times.
LucasArts are past masters, past unfortunately, being the operative word.
The game works on similar lines to the Monkey Islands though it's rather more linear than the Chimpmeister - the puzzles have to be solved in order, here.
But no matter, for there are three paths to follow, each with different actions and characters but each with the same ultimate goal. They are thus: Team, Wits and Fists.
The graphics are a picture, the tale telling and the puzzles constructed with granite. And cripes, it's even funny in parts as well as offering the odd passage of arcade action, including guiding a balloon across the desert.
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TOWER A1200 ....£499 TOWER A4000 ....£429 EXTENDED KEYBOARD .£29.95 PSU 230watt .....£99.95 PSU 250watt (available 3 95) . .£ I 29.95 Video Dac 18-bit is a graphics card which allows the Amiga to display
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VIDEO DAC 18-BIT Medium Res: 320 x 256 PAL $ 320x200 NTSC High Res: 320x512 PAL 320 x 400 NTSC Overscan: 384 x 576 PAL 334 x 482 NTSC Max Res: 768 x 576 PAL 668 x 482 NTSC All resolutions display 262,144 colours The free bundled software saves your images in the following formats: IFF, IFF24, RGB and Anim, plus a series of dithering modes to enhance the overall quality of the images.
VIDEODAC £39.95 ¦ ACEEX MODEMS Aceex Fax Modems feature: Full Haynes compatibliiy. Error detection ? Correction, modem cable and manuals included, Ncomm Telecommunications software. Auto dial, Auto answer and leased line support.
ACEEX v32 BIS 14.400 bps £ I 69 ACEEX v32 BIS FastFax 28,800 bps £229 TRAP FAX Fax Modem Software . . .£49 GENLOCKS DIGITIZERS AGA FLICKERFIXER | ScanDoubler II is a full 24-bit AGA Flicker Fixer for the Amiga 4000. It automatically deinterlaces all AGA screen modes and scan-doubles non-interlaced PAL NTSC modes to allow VGA monitors to display them. Supports VGA only, S-VGA and Multiscan monitors. Pixel sharp picture, even at 1440 horizontal resolution and has a standard 15 pin VGA type connector.
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TANDEM CD-DE CARD £69 VGA ADAPTOR ....£15 GRAPHIC SYSTEMS | Maxigen 2 is a very high quality genlock for over-laying graphics onto VHS or SVHS. Full hardware lades, colour composition controls and excellent keying quality'.
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OCTOGEN 2008 ..£ I 29 HISOFT PRODUCTS SQUIRREL SCSI INTERFACE Connect SCSI perphierals £59.95 AURA 12 16-bit direct- to -disk sampler A600 1200 .. .£79.95 MEGALOSOUND 8-bit direct- to -disk sampler, all Amiga's......£29.95 VIDEOMASTER AGA Realtime video with sound * stills A600 1200 £59.95 VIDEOMASTER AGA RGB VidcoMaster AGA plus ColourMastcr .£99.95 VIDEOMASTER Realtime video with sound * stills A500 A500, . . . .£52.95 VIDEOMASTER RGB VidcoMaster plus ColourMastcr A500 A500* £89.95 COLOURMASTER RGB splitter for VideoMasier .....£52.95 PROMIDI INTERFACE Amiga Midi
interface ......£ I 9.95 PICASSO II ¦ Picasso II is a 24-bit graphics card offering true rctargctablc graphics on any Zorro based Amiga. Picasso resolutions arc available from the standard ScrecnModes program, all useable by OS friendly programs. The new Chunky option offers incredible speed with a 256 Workbench which is many times faster than AGA! All screens arc stored in fast RAM, removing 2MB Chip RAM limitations. PicassoModc allows the creation of custom screens quickly and simply. Picasso II comes with TVPaint Junior and drivers for ImageFX, AdPro, ImagcMastcr, Real 3D and GIF,
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I it M & SCREENPLAY JUNE 1995 Extractors CD32 Publisher Millenium 0181 988 8888 Price £29.99 Versions CD“ Release date Out Now Graphics 7 out of 10 Small men mope around on an ambiguoui background.
Sound 6 out of 10 Not a great deal of anything that could be coniidered outstanding.
Addiction 7 out of 10 tagged on to them. Much like Diggers, they can get bored with mining and wander off. If they do, they can fall down mine shafts, drown or get killed.
It begs the well-planned game, and that it's open ended enough for some truly ingenious solutions, it just doesn't grab you.
Oh, and as an afterthought.
Extractors could have been made much more fun if there was a serial link.
Extractors 2 perhaps? 'Z Can be addictive If you take the right approach.
Playability 6 out of 10 question, why, if the creatures are intelligent enough to get bored, are they too stupid to stop themselves getting killed?
Despite the fact that Extractors is a * Control system could be more helpful.
. . 10 YEARS OF y THE AMIGA The first ever Amiga game was MindWalker, a curious 3D platform affair in which you played a wizard who zapped adversaries with lightning bolts.
Overall verdict An improvement on Diggers but Extractors still doesn't go far enough to be truly enjoyable.
70% There are plenty of elements to tax you, but it feels like hard work rather than fun.
Extractors CD32 Extractors is the follow-up to Diggers - the first game to appear exclusively on the CDJJ. An amalgamation of several game genres and ideas, it drew upon the resourcefulness, patience, and tactical planning of the gamer.
The player had to choose from four types of Diggers, each with their own peculiar strengths and weaknesses, with the aim of mining as many jewels and precious stones as possible from underneath the planet Zarg. The main drawbacks of Diggers •Mere the awkward control system, the quirky artificial intelligence and the ability to lose against the computer opponent without any warning.
On the plus side, the game taxed the ingenuity, leaving an open-ended approach to completion. Many found that, despite this flexibility, Diggers was a slog rather than enjoyable.
This time, the structure of the game hinges on a specific goal. There are 30 planets to be visited and mined, the aim being that you blow up the planet's reactor and mine enough fuel to get your spacecraft to the next planet.
Due to the nature of the mining, the structure of the networks already in place, the traversing and exploration and the increasing difficulty levels, there are plenty of elements to get your teeth into. But it feels too much like work rather than fun. Take the three race types and the artificial intelligence First there was Diggers, then came Extractors, but before both of them there was Steve McGill and the CD32. Here's what happened next... ORDER CODE: WlOO WHY BUY FROM WIZARD ?
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.uMtCuei 215LJ JUNE 1995 SCREENPLAY SPEEDBALL 2 CD32 Publisher_
Renegade 0171 391 4318 Price_ £14.99 Versions_ CD“ Release
date_ Out now Exactly like it should be, which is a good thing.
Addiction_9 out of 10 Incredibly so. We play for days without even a pastie.
Playability 9 out of 10 Eeh, after all these years, it's still grand. Smashing.
Light all within the period), ramps on either side of the half-way line multiply your score if successfully ridden and an electrobounce feature charges the ball, rendering opponents imminently 'tackleable' if they attempt to pick up the ball.
Violence plays an integral role, as it should in a futuristic, pugnacious sports game. Bashing your opponents aside is an essential skill, but because the game is so beautifully written, Speedball 2 is subtle in equal parts. One can turn on a sixpence, throw the opposition a dummy, pass square, jink between the central defenders and calmly palm goalward. Equally, one can smack a fellow to the floor, gain possession of the metallic sphere, chuck it half the length of the field to a team mate and batter through 'keeps'.
At this juncture, I can proudly announce that I'm almost as good as editor Veitch. By the final paragraph I Overall verdict_ If you have a CD52, you should definitely have Speedball 2. It's as simple as that.
% 91 Spending a lew credits on the rather fetching speed boots let you run like the wind, but you can also boost other parts of the body il you've got the cash.
Speedball 2 CD32 Four years after it first appeared, Steve Bradley solemnly assesses the impact of the CD32 version of this ageing arcade classic.
Hard and fast Speedball 2 first reared its metallic head way back in the Spring of 1991 - yes, this game is four years old - and it recorded a whopping 94 per cent from AF‘s fawning correspondent. Spot on, good fellow, for this remains one of the finest two-player games on the park, or parek, as Kenny Dalglish might call it.
At its simplest, Speedball 2 is a ball running, throwing and passing exercise.
You aim to score goals as you would in, say, Sensible Soccer, but here, there are extra ways to put one over on your opponent. There are five stars on each side wall which, if smacked with ball, proffer points (an added bonus if you First things first. Speedball 2 is one of the Amiga's most highly regarded games. Not once, in all my born days has anyone admonished it. Not once, has anyone dared deny that it truly is a Sport Of Kings, nay, of Gods. If Empire Soccer was played in metal outfits, indoors, it would be Speedball 2. If Dames Caan and all his chums played Rollerball on computers, it
would be Speedball 2, only with no roller skates. The fuss.
What is it all about? And how come, when I'm games ed (and therefore, supposed to be good), has Nick Veitch just pasted me 177-30? Read on.
Be foolish to do so. The real satisfaction is to be found in the thick of it.
My only gripe is that your defenders are rather too close to the goalkeeper and when control flashes between the defence and the goalie, you’re often thrown completely leaving the goal totally exposed. But Speedball 2 is a metallic ball and an essential a CD32 purchase as Guardian.
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SHADOW FIGHTER CD32 ¦ Gremlin 01142 753423 ¦ £29.99 ¦ Out now Shadow Fighter arrived with little fanfare. A few disks, a manual and a PR promise that this Italian-coded affair would be the best beat-em-up the Amiga had yet seen. And we were pleasantly surprised, for Shadow Fighter, with its glorious cartoon sprites, vast array of special moves and plethora of characters is one of the finest. The training mode features a demonic little puppet called Pupazz.
Easily the most evil protagonist the Amiga has seen. He stands in the comer and grins belore unleashing a chainsaw from his stomach. Wonderful. The characters each have their intricacies and many of the manoeuvres are amusing. Shadow Fighter is up there with the best of the console beat-em-ups. Purchase it. Why not.
10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA Where are they now? Ex-Amiga Format gamesters include Trenton Webb, Maff Evans, Neil lackton, Andy (Nutts) Nuttall and Rob Mead. Trenton now works for softies Binary Asylum who recently released the most excellent Zaewolf, Maff writes for Amiga Format's sister magazine Future Music, Neil's jolly big up at Argonaut Software while Nutts edits Tha One Amiga. And Rob... well Rob writes Vl for a caravan magazine. Blimey. M’ fully expect superiority to be within the breadth of a thinning hair.
Winning matches allows you to strengthen the team - you can pay for stronger shoulders and faster legs and stuff, and there are cups and leagues to play in. You can even choose to manage a team and take a backseat as the fun unfolds. But you’d ,.?v ft 89% Since its launch, Pen Pal has become the most popular package of its type!
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- LUSIONS CD32 When we first reviewed the A1200 version of
Pinball Illusions way back in December '94 (88%), the CD32
interpretation was thought to be but minutes away. No sir, for
although we thought the A1200 incarnation was 'finished', 21st
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So, worth the wait, then?
Three tables (Pinball Fantasies, 21st Century's previous pinball game had four): Babehunt, Law 'n' Justice and Extreme Sports, all featuring multiball - that's when you get two or more balls at any one time, don't you know.
So Illusions is Fantasies with one less table and more balls, then? Well yes, and no. The tables, as one would hope, are more sophisticated than their Fantasies counterparts - you get to shoot criminals, chat up babes and bungee jump, all in the comfort of your own home. Yes, Illusions certainly is fabulously slick.
Nlertainmonl 21st Century have added a hi-res mode so when the multiball kicks in you can see all the balls bouncing around all over the table and flip accordingly, which is a little disconcerting at first. But truth be told, Illusions is more of the same as Fantasies, only slightly better.
It's a fine game nonetheless, but why is there no option to turn off the music on this CD32 version? After 10 minutes of the Extreme Sports table, I was on the end of a headache.
88% Pinball Illusions is the best Amiga CD32 pinball game yet, but one wonders where you go from here. If you already have Pinball Fantasies, it's worth noting its release rather than paying £30 for a new game. You're really spending your money on three new tables and some extra balls. The choice, as they say, is entirely yours.
V Steve Bradley '2 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA What is the biggest-selling computer game ever? Sensible Soccer, in its various Amiga guises has sold 250,000 copies. A quarter of a million. That's a lot. And it's on ST, PC, SNES, Game Boy, Mega Drive and Atari Jaguar and you can bet your bottom pound that we'll see it on Sony's PlayStation, Sega's Saturn and the Amiga's Jupiter SX1 CD console.
Arcade Sports Bowling is the name and 10-pin bowling is the game, rattled the correspondent with poetic aplomb. Or so he thought. Indoor bowls King Pin CD32 is an odd game to play on a computer, although I'm not sure why it translates so We happily play a round of golf, a cup of football, a test of cricket and a frame of snooker. So why does bowling feel so... so... so..., well... dull, after a couple of matches. And there is nothing wrong with this game. The ball movement is splendid, the pin movement almost realistic; it's pretty, the girl has a pony tail and a short skirt and you get to
choose between loads of different coloured T-shirts.
The balls range from eight to sixteen pounds, you can enter your own names, there is a practice mode and an Arcade Spares Challenge where the computer bravely dares you to knock solitary pins.
Comprehensive? You betcha. Bill Cosby would offer.
But the problem is that King Pin is limited by the very nature of the subject matter and it suffers accordingly. In Team 17's roaring Arcade Pool, you could play killer and speed pool AND change the colour of the baize. King Pin is a game to play with a few mates, a couple of bottles of pop and a cheery grin. It is a game you will play for an hour at a time and then put down.
Quickly, I became bored.
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BUBBLE AND SQUEAK Jonathan Duke of St Albans, Herts has sent us the following solution to the AF70 Coverdisk demo.
Level One Go right, kill the flying pig and collect the coin you get for killing it. Jump off the edge, carefully avoiding the snakes, then kill 'em. Go right and left, collecting the goodies, then get Squeak and bring him down.
Stand in front of the bubble gum machine and when Squeak starts flapping up and down, press down and fire a few times until some gum flies into Squeak's mouth. Now hop on his back and jump to the top of the level. Jump left and press down and fire to get off Squeak's back.
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Iii- to let Squeak fall off the edge, get him to throw you up to the extra life.
Now go back right and then down on to the ledge by the shaft and kick Squeak across to the other side. Go back up and right, kill the flying pigs, stand in front of the machine and wait until the gems open the machine, releasing the bunny. Go back, join Squeak and take him to the exit pole.
Level Two Kick Squeak around the level above you and then take him right and up to the top ledge. Kick him left, then jump up and zig-zag up the shaft and collect Squeak having killed the robots.
Take Squeak to the bottom and kick him right. Go to the top of the ledges and kill the spider to your right. Jump across and zig-zag up the shaft killing the spiders on the way. Collect Squeak, go back down, kill the two spiders, release the bunny and exit.
Level Three Get the pots and throw them into the mud one by one to make stepping stones. Jump across and get Squeak to throw you to the ledge above.
Collect the spring and keep firing at the button on the wall until there is nobody left shooting at you from the pad. Go back down and kick Squeak across the mud. Make sure you still have the spring and hop over yourself.
Drop the spring by the wall on your right and bounce, with Squeak, to the ledge above and right. Collect the spring in front of you and jump down and right. Throw the spring in the hole on the right and follow it with Squeak.
Put the spring on the ramp on the far right and bounce up to the ledge on the right. Jump down the shaft, ensuring Squeak is still with you. Jump to the top platform and go left across the mud, killing the snakes. Go down to the gum machine, activate it and jump on Squeak's back. Head to the top of the level, go left and kill the pigs. Continue left and release the bunny. Now exit.
Level Four Jump right and kill the four robots then collect the gems below you. Now fetch Squeak, take him to the far right edge of the level and jump to the top platform leaving Squeak at the bottom.
Activate the switch on the right to operate the lift then fall down the edge and take Squeak on to the lift and wait until the lift goes up again. When it's at the top, kick Squeak left and go back down. Collect the pot and jump on to the platform where the robots were.
Go underneath the ledge on the left and put the pot down. Jump on to the pot, then on to the ledge, kill the spider and collect the pot. Now take both pots and put one on top of the other to reach the next ledge. Kill the spider, collect the pot and do the same again to collect the last pot. Take all four pots one al a time up to the top and put them in a pile to the left of the ledge with the exit pole on. Go left, collect Squeak and jump up the pots to the exit. Finito. Continued overleaf ¦» Use*the Gooscoppftirvet up bases arotffftlthe world and manufacture weapon*. For free.
Produce, but when asked for the number of engineers to be allocated and the number of units to be produced, leave them as zero and OK everything. Now select the item from the list of things being produced and allocate the number of engineers you want and produce just one. No money will be deducted from your account. It is possible to manufacture tanks etc, for free, although you must have the money and the resources. You can now sell it on at a profit.
R Davies, Walsall highest grade, the player will definitely accept. You can't guarantee the player will always want the longest contract possible. Younger players who are still capable of development are more interested in contracts for two (or at the most three) years, so that when they conclude their next contract they can ask for a higher wage.
Older players, on the other hand, naturally want contracts that last as long as possible. Although one-year contracts are very advantageous for the club, they are not particularly popular with the players, and are only accepted in 40 per cent of cases.
Strategies for earning money Additional profits can, in principle, be made in two different ways. Either by reducing costs or by increasing income.
The easiest way to get money is to transfer players abroad. So try to offer your 5th, 6th and 7th grade players abroad regularly (make sure they are in good form!). If you're lucky just once, you will make a mint. It's a risky (but potentially very lucrative) strategy to offer a young 6th grade player a one- year contract straight away in the first season, to make big money the second Negotiating witn sponsors If you want to squeeze more money out of your sponsor, you have to negotiate.
Beware, because the probability that your negotiating partner will drop out also increases after every round of negotiations. If you only have one offer, you should accept it straight away.
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The form values: a science in itself There are hundreds of influences in On The Ball which affect form points - that's what makes the game so realistic.
However, the following may help in understanding how different factors influence a player's form.
If a team makes at least seven 10 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA The games we get most requests for help with are Monkey Island 2 and the Indiana Jones adventures. We got so many questions about Monkey Island we printed the full solution in AF38 and AF39.
Year (if a buyer is found). Another variant is to continually develop young talent (to Grade Three), who can then be sold for a relatively high price.
Make absolutely sure that you keep the wages within reasonable limits. Only a club with international successes or successful sales of players can afford top salaries over a long period of time. One tactic is to make sure you extend the contracts of players who are in crisis about their form. They tend to ask for less money.
Players who have lost points but have high wages bring unrest into the team, so try to separate yourself from these as quickly as possible.
The playmaker and the sweeper A sweeper should be experienced (30 years old), have a high skill level (at least five) and be in good form (at least 10).
These same values also apply to the team's playmaker, but age doesn't count for anything.
Chances in a game the midfield players gain one bonus point. For the midfield to rate a strength of over 16, they must make nine chances. For a strength of 24 and above, they must make 11 chances.
If a team makes three or less chances the midfield loses a bonus point. If no chances at all are made, each midfield player loses two points. If the opposing team gains less than three chances, each midfield player in your team receives one bonus point. If your opponents make seven or more chances in a game, one form point is deducted from each of your midfield players. If a forward plays four games without a goal, he loses one form point.
If the opponents score three or four goals, your goalkeeper and defence each lose one point. If you concede five or six goals, your goalkeeper and defence each lose two points. If the opponent scores seven or even more goals, four points are lost. Serious mistakes by the goalkeepers in back- passes cost one form point each.
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EMULATOR v3 [2D] The latest version ol the C64 emulator U230
TOOLS DAEMON V2.1 [WB2+] Adds taols ta your Workbench Menu U239
RE-ORG v3.11 [WB2+] Reorganise your disks hord disk.
U302 VIEWTEK v2.01 [WB2e] Viewtek can show many picture formats including JPEG and the AGA screen modes U317 ACTION REPLAY PRO [AGA] Action Replay lor the A1200 A4000 U318 VIDEOTRACKER DATA [4 D] loads ol doto files for use within Videotiocker U336 EPOCH MASTER V [WB2+] Address, telephone manager and todo organiser U349 LIBRARIES ? DATATYPES Do you ever need a library? Here's a collectionl U352 MAGIC WB vl.2P [WB2e] The lastest version ol the 8 olour icon replacer Use this with our Extras disks lor superb results* U359 TELETEXT vl .20 [WB2+] Create a teletext receiver with your Amiga U376
POWERCACHE v37.115 [WB2 ] Speed up your Hard Drive occess with this cache program Versions lor 00, 020, 030 and 040 CPUs.
U379 DESKTOP MAGIC v2.0 [WB2*] This program allows you to assign sounds ta Workbench functions like mouse clicking etc U401 SPECTRUM EMULATOR v2 Play Spectrum games on your Amiga There are versions lor the 00 and 020 processors U408 DISK SALV v2.31 This is the best disk liie repairer in the Public Domain. Undelete solvago files and repair disks.
U414 DISK MANAGER v4 [WB2+] Catalogue the contents ol your disks. Then you ore able to list them for your friends .U415 GAME WARPER vl [020+] Game Warper contains many reody-togo game cheats as well as a Action Replay cheat input ability U416 AMIGA DOS GUIDE vl learn Amiga DOS with this program U426 EPU STAKKER vl.70 [WB2+] Can double your hard drive spocel U434 EDWORO PRO v5 [WB2+] Edword Pro is the most comprehensive and easy to use word processor on the PD market Get fhi*l U439 AUTO STEREOGRAM v2D [WB2+] Lotest version ol the hidden picture producer U440 SNOOPDOS v3 [WB2+] Use Snoopdos to
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U509 SYMPHONIE PRO v2.1 [AGA] [3 D] Play I68it modules samples on your AMIGA U510 FINAL FAX SUPER DUPER v3.13 Final Fax allows you to control GPFax from Final Writer, sending a lax from a normal document U512 ADDRESS PRINT v4 Store addresses and print them to labels U514 DISK STICK vl.l A d«sk labelling program.
U516 TERMINUS v2.0E [WB2+] Another decent modem communications packoge U517 FINAL WRITER 030 PATCH Excellentl A patch which turns the normal Final Writer into an optimised 030 version Get this!I U518 BUTTON MENU vl.23 [WB2+] Create a menu system for your Amiga US 19 SUPER VIEW v4.42 [WB2+] Allows you to view o myriod ol GFX formats.
U523 DOPUS MAGIC COMPANION [WB2+] WOWI loods ol useful bits ond pieces lor directory opus Aroxx files, utilities and even icons!
U524 PRO TITLER v2 [WB2e] latest version ol the popular, shareware, video tiller U525 DIY REKO vl.l [IMAGE FX] [WB2+] So many decent programs this month This utility is unique It allows you ta create cordsets lor Klondike by using Image FX vl .5 or version 2.
U527 FRODO [WB2.1+] [020+] [1MB+] A new C64 emulator lor WB2 1 WB3 users. Seem* to be very lost and stabie Relive the old days!
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U572 VIRUS WORKSHOP V4.8 [WB2+] latest version ol Virus killer.
U575 IMAGE ENGINE VI.0 [WB2+] Another decent image processor U576 BLITZ BLANKER V2.5 [WB2+] U580 AMINCP Allows you to connect Amiga to 3A U581 PAGESTREAM 3F G Upgrade [2 D] U586 MAGIC WB 1.3 Wow I The ability to use Mogic WB on a WB1 3 machine • you need U352 also U588 PC-TASK V3.10 All new PC Task v3 Demo version Also on this disk is a patch lo upgrode the full PC task v3 to version 3.1 U589 MP LOTTERY V2 An excellent lottery program This allows you ta input oil the winning numbers eoch month to see a correlation U591 ACCOUNTABILITY V2.2 Superb accounts program U592 VARK CU UTILS 7 All the
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3D object dota for ligtwove. Imogme ond Sculpt It also contains many up-to-date utilities such os Main Ac ter, Horn lob, froctint, Anim players ond more Another populor Weird Science CD ompilafrani throughout
• « past few years This CD contains 2000* Adobo and CG fonts,
some PS fonls, 500* bitmap, 190 coloured.
240 IFF, 139 Pogestreom.
24 Prodraw. SOO Truetype. 132 PCX, 300 GDOS ond morel Another AMIGA PC MAC £ ] 4,99 AMIGA PC AMIGA AMIGA ILLUSIONS IN 3D GIGA GRAPHICS 3D CDI Dm one, however, received 94% from Amiga format Did you thmk that a CD that contained stereograms would appeori Well here Is a CD with loads of 3D hidden pictures, the Utilities you need to ereota your own imoges and also the objects needed to creole the 30 "hidden"
• fleet!
Giga Graphics is the ULTIMATE collection ot graphics for the AMIGA Over 10,000 .moges on
• his quod-pock CD Contains a large collection of 3D obieds and
textures, exclusive Ughtwove collection from the 24 Bit Club
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usions AMIGA PC AMIGA PC AMIGA PC AMIGA QUAD CD £34.99 The
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greatest serious applications. Something for everyone whether
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Imagine Object. So up-to-date most ot the | titles listed here
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ZOOM CD ROM COSTS ONLY £19.99 * PSP IG383 ROCKETZ v2.25 Improved version of th s exceptional t or 2 ¦ player split screen Thrust genre shoot-em-up WB 35* only | G280 BLACKDAWN 2 3D So II soace shoot-em-up adveoiure game I You must eradicate the alien infestation NO WB 15 IIG482 INTERNAL COMBUSTION Ace Super Sprint style rBdng game Dove a Porche. Buggy or F1 car Shareware G483 THE SUMMONING Datectrve g murder plot The dangers are great tx G484 T-RACER Professional shareware side scrolling parallax AMOS PD LIBRARY Amos lilies and source code £16 99 AMINET 4 The latesUtftesJrom eiound £12 .99
AMINET 5 PO Solh SW M t‘ tfc* IrterSTfcl2 99 HOTTEST 4 Games .frn*ii8Ks. £16 99 HOTTEST 5 Loads rflW grffl pOMc dWfll-l'sldn' £16 99 AMIGA RAYTRACER 2 Imagine. Ugntwave objects etc £16 99 GOLD FISH DOUBLE CO FreO««f.Ci|ta -1000 £25 99 LOCK AND LOAD 1000 lassfe' Pdfiirtifc. £16 99 PRO CLIPART GIFS GlaioMr.%0. etc £16 99 WEIRD SCIENCE FONTS 18.000 Mes £9 99 SPECCY SENSATION 50Qt ctas cjpectfum aflmes £16.99. 17 BIT PHASE 4 A* 6f.i7 Bl* Blais’tmet £1359 ADULT SENSATlOft Over SftOQ AGA iatfeS ’.B**pNLY £16.99 LIGHTROM 3d Octets, Swert** &d ¥37 99 SOUND TERRIFIC Music modules and sound samples.
£17.99. MULTI MEDIA TOOL KIT 2 Aimed al music and video professionals. Includes ihe full version of Oclamed 5.05. £25.99. “T BOX SET Quad CD pack Am«net 1 to 4 £26 99 shoot-em-up powerups and an amazing bonus stage software G495 PUNTER vl.O Animated horse racing betting game G496 SUPER MEGA FRUITS Shareware fruit machine game G497 STEP 5 vl.1 One of the finest shareware Tetns clones w reviewed last month in Amiga Format Absolutely brilliant.
G500 SAMURI SHOWDOWN Playable beat-em-up dome demo Probably more special moves than any other beat-em-up ever WB 30* arty G501 LETHAL FORMULA Excellent point and click graphic adventL created using a new adventure game creator called GRAC G502 SCAVENGE Sharewaro 2 player split screen blaster set within a maze Good graphics and extra weapons pick ups WB 35* orty G503 MASH Similar to Team 178 new Wormz game A subtle cross bo tween Lommmg’s and Cannon Fodder Shareware G504 JUMP EM Fun shareware arcade puzzlo game tot WB 15 G505 CYBERORONE Futuristic Dungeon Master clone G506 CYBERMAN 3
Dimensional Pacman clone with smooth vector NEW RELEA8ES REGULARLY. PHONE US FOR LATEST UST Postage and Packing on CD ROMS LCD . £.1.00 2 CD’s £1.50 Fantastic Dizzy, Kick Off 2 AGA, Lotus 3. Man United Premiere League Champions. Muzzy. Naughty Ones AGA. Pierre Le Chef.
Trolls AGA. Ultimate Pvibali. Zool AGA U710 DISK STIK V1.1 Handy program for printing 3 5" disk labels U711 PRO PAGE V2.1 HELP DISK Tuition U712 PRO PAGE TEMPLATES Templates tor cassette sleeves dtsk box dividers, video spines etc Plus a load of games fS GAMES MISCELLANEOUS G511-G513 (3 DISKS) CARO GAMES DELUXE Uses the Klondike card sets Video Poker and Black Jack 3 Meg required WB 3.0* orty G514 VENUS CARDS Glamour cards for Ktondke Deluxe 2 or Better G515 LION KING CAROS For Klond*e Deluxe 2 Ot better G516 MARILYN 2 CARDS For Kk nd*e Deluxe 2 o» better G517 FEARS PREVIEW New version oI th*
amazing Doom done E103 LUCID MORSE TUTORIAL DEMO For Radio Amateurs E104 LUCIO R.A.E. TUTOR DEMO For Rado Amateurs E105 GCSE MATHS EXAM PAPERS Study d.sk tor students T82 BACK DOOR 6 Tho ultimate game cheattfis aster Even covers
- Horse racing management game D OWARF GUI0E Covers from senes t
to 6 database Episode guide, scanned pictures etc Hard On we
only.
DEMOS PifH G526 GLASSBACK A game of dedication and cunning G528 CAR BUSINESS Shareware game based on tho multi D280-D281 2 DISKS) IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBILITY A Fine demo from Mystic A competition winner WB 35* orty 0282 PRIMAL SCREAM HOT demo WB 3.0* orty Very diftoront to CLU43 PRICE £4.9 CLG67 FINAL IMPACT Beat-em-up gam ¦le shoot-em-up. PRICE £3 95 M163-Ml64 (2 DISKS) HOPEFULLY A music rock-tro Not WB 15 SLIDESHOWS p game PRICE £3 95 S170-S172 (3 DISKS) KATHY IRELAND SLIDES OVER 1«3 ONLY.
ONLY.WB 50* orty S176-S178 (3 DISKS) KYLIE MINOGUE SLIDES OVER 185 ONLY.
I 3 DISKS) FEMALE BODY BUILDERS SLIDES OVER SPRinG TimE S199-201 (3 DISKSi ORIENTAL LADIES SLIDES OVER It'S ONLY.
WB 35* orty S202-204 (3 DISKS) ORIENTAL LADIES SLIDES 2 S205-2Q7 BLOND BOMBSHELLS SLIDES OVER IB’S ONLY.
WB 35* only 10BLO S208-S210 BLOND BOMSHELLS SLIDES 2 OVER IB’S ONLY.
S2I1-S213 ANNA NICOLE SMITH SLIDES OVER IB’S ONLY.
U657 MENUS AND MORE v3.12 Menu designer Not WB t- U658 BIRTH DATE HISTORY V2.21 Gives -formation on your date of Orth U6S9-U661 (3 DISKS) LION KING CLIP ART - Sharewaro d*J art from the Disney film U291 RELOKICK 1.4A FINAL The popular luckstad dograder to aid software compatibility problems tot WB 15 U663 32 COLOUR BACKROUNO Computer generated 32 colour palefte scenic backgrounds.
U664 TEXT ENCRYPTER v1.11Des.gned to socure ASCII text Mos from prym ease of u n that has taken over tho heavy cruiser G584 KELLOGS LAND Commercial quality platform game G585 PAUL S JOURNEY Biblical adventure game G586-G587 (2 DISKS) THE UTLIMATE STAR TREK Been around tor a wiio but still great Stategy game by ToWas Richter. You are captain ot the Enterprise on the 5 year mission G588-G589 (2 0ISKS) STAR TREK This ones by Jimbo Barber G590-G593 STAR TREK This ones by Enc Gustafson Digitised graphics and sound effects 2 (22 DISKS) JACK NICKLAUS ULTIMATE GOLF COURSES Loads ol courses for this
commercial game Phone us for the list of courses or see catalogue disk 2 G553 THE THERAPIST The computer becomes a therapist and you the patient G554 SUPREME FIGHTER Beat-em-up with graphcs in the style ol the Spectrum classic Ti Na Nog IG580 TANKS 3D vector graphics 2 player shoot-em-up. Based on the das* arcade game. Incredibly addictive G581 EVASIVE AKSION Platform game where you’re trapping within IG560 G561 (2 DISKS) WALLY WORLD Platform game G562 G563 (2 DISKS) THE PYRAMID GAME Puzzle platform game G564-G574 (10 DISKS) CLASSIC C64 GAMES Full lo the bnm with I-G525 (3 DISKS) CHILD
MURDERER ECS The above adven- jame for non-AGA Amiga 8 Avoid rs easily scared Not WB 15 GLASSBACK 2 N*e ptatlorm and ladder game deal lor the ¦..... Shareware I graphics and plenty ot power ups.
| G578 SPELLTRIS Tetns variant but instead W tailing blocks You «r the level I G577 MASTER BLASTER 101 2 Player Dynblaster clone with cute UTILITIES I G576 DIAMOND CAVES 10 Neal Boulder Dash game with level edi I U887 AMIGA FAX 1.42 Shareware Fax modem software Not WB 15 U674 CALORIE COUNTER diary to record their darfy food intake U675 AWARD MAKER 2 Create and print an endtess variety of award certificates with this neat programme U676 IMAGE DESK Thumbnail ohentatod image database lor users who need the keep a catalogue of their pictures tot WB 15 U677 F1 EDITOR Allows you to edit vanous
cosmetic and physical aspocis of tho Formula One Grand Pnx game U660 PROT1TLER 2.0 Video titling software U681 PAGESTREAM 3.0 3.0F PATCH Pagestream upgrade U682 PAGESTREAM 3.0A 3.0F PATCH Pagestream upgrade U683 PAGESTREAM 3.0B 3.0F PATCH Pagestream upgrade U684 PAGESTREAM 3.0C 3.0F PATCH Pagestream upgrade U685 PAGESTREAM 3.00 3.0F PATCH Pagestream upgrade U686 PAGESTREAM 3.0E » 3.0F PATCH Paoestroam upgrade U529 HARD DRIVE GAME INSTALLERS - Games installers tor Alien Breed AGA. Assassm SE Body Blows. Body Blows 2 ECS. Goal.
Ishar 2. Ruft and Tumble. Super Stardust. Super Frog. Zool 2 ECS.
Wofcer. Alien Breed 2 Tower Assuan. Bubble & Squeak.
Mortal Kombat II. Jungle Strike tot WB 15 U532 MORE 256 COLOUR ICONS Loads more great cons plus an U325 OCTAMED v4. The most powerful muse composition software available from die Pub*c Domain New freeware release U434 VIRUS WORKSHOP v4.7 Now -erston Virus kilter tot WB 15 U449 ZXAM SPECTRUM EMULATOR v1.8b Latest version of the optimised speccy emulator for AGA Amiga s WB 35 orty U665 EASY DMS The popular disk archiver made easy to use U666 EASY STAT v1 DEMO Shareware statistics programme U667 CAR DATA ANALY8T Calculates various ratios, oflicency and performance scores for your car Shareware
U668 TURBO CAT v1.5B Catalogues your Dos disk collection Files are read off the tftsk and catalogued In a database tot WB 15 U669 PRO-GAMBLE 2.1 Horse racing prediction software Shareware U670 PERSONALITY ANALYSIS A rather neat programme that wHI wnte a essay on your personality after you have answered a series of questions The results are mdeed very accurate and enlightening U671 GFX CON Powerful picture format convertor Supports Gif.
Jpeg. IFF, PCX. Postscript. Tiff. Targa. BMP and others. 4 MB and hard drive recommended tot WB 15 U672 CHEQUE MATE Personal account management programme U673 LOANS AND ACCOUNTS Vanous financial loan calculators U693 DELITRACKER II Hi li style mu6lc module player. Supports over 100 different formats NO WB 15 U694 PARNET HARD DRIVE 1.4 Amiga to Arrug Amga to CDTV’ Amiga to CD32 (SXt) parnet software Easy to use NotWB15 U695-U697 (3 DISKS) ARCHIVING KIT Lha Lzx. Tar. Zip Zoo. Dms.
An. Uuencode. Pc werpower And Graphics interfaces to make it easy U698 MAGIC DIRECTORY OPUS COMPANION Adds extra features U699 METEAFORM TUTORIAL For Lightwave U70O MAIN ACTOR vl.55 Module animation system Need Hard Onvo NO WB 1.3 U70t VIC 20 EMULATOR Plus 20 games to try out U702 0 PAINT 4.1 BUDDY SYSTEM On line tutonal'reterene* U443 AMIGA DOS GL what tho DOS commands are and what they do U437 AMOS EXTENSIONS Seven great Amoe'Amos Pro extensions adding more commands to both languages .
U327 OISKSALV 2 Recovers corrupted Os* data Not WB 15 U158 NO ERRORS Formats Osks hiding, any fatal hard errors Useful lor hard drives with faulty tracks.
U304 TEXT ENGINE v4.1 Powerful shareware word processor.
U382 PRINTER DRIVER KIT 100. Afferent printer drivers U311 EASY CALC PLUS Shareware spread sheet tot WB 15 U324 J C GRAPH Graph creator U647 ULTIMATE DEGRADERS The best AGA compoler degraders . BUY IO PD DISKS CHOOSG S FREE PD DISKS G488 PRETTY CARDS Models m swvn wear. For K Deluxe 1.243 G489 REAL BEAUTIES CAROS Over 10 s only Cardset Klondike Deluxe 1.24 3 G490 CINDY 2 CARDS Cindy Crawford cards lor Klon Deluxe t. 2. 3 G491 ORIENTAL LADIES CARDS Over 18 s only For Klond*e Deluxe 1. 2 4 3.
G492 DRAGONLANCE CARDSET Fantasy cards tor K.Doluxe 2 43 G494 DIY REKO Make your own Klondike Cardsets Needs imago FX Useable software based PC emulator demo Plus updater lor full version of PC Task Not WB 15 U690-U691 (2 DISKS) PAGESTREAM 3.0! 3.0g UPGRADE Updater disks Requires version 3 Of of Pagestream Upgrades to 3 Of also available to auow this 3.0g upgrader to work.
IJJ688 AMIGA BASE The most powerful shareware database I available that can even be programmed. Many features 1 U689 PC TASK 3.1 DEMO & PC TASK 3.0 3.1 UPDATER manual for this an packago WB 30. Only U703 LIBRARYS AND DATATYPES 47 of them. WB 3.0* only S215 ISTANBUL STYLE Hand drawn fantasy artwork S2t6 DOOM 2 SLIDES From the PC game WB 35* Orty.
WB 3.0* orty S214 VANNA SLIDES OVER IB'S ONLY.WB 3.0* orty G508 SHERILYN FENN CARDS For Klondike Deluxe 2 4 3 New titles contintued..... f£S II ECS.
CELEBRQTinG THE RE-LRUnCH OF THE RfTIIGR (WE HOPE)!!!
G5t0 ACE THE SPACE CASE Top notch platform romp, almost up to commercial standards Shareware G388-G391 (4 DISKS) KLONDIKE DELUXE 3 • Latest version, bul HD installation and 4 megs of memory only WB 50* orty U486 (3 DISKS) ARCHITECHURE OBJECTS Houses, skyscraper cotosseum and other types ol man made structure U467-U469 (3 DISKS) CAR OBJECTS • Veh*tes of all sorts U470 INSECT OBJECTS Creepy crawties U471 OINOSUAR OBJECTS - Preh-stonc beasts U472 ANIMAL OBJECTS Many rypes of mammals U452 8ABYLON 5 OBJECTS Loads ot sh-ps from me top TV sones U460 U46I (2 DISKS) AIRCRAFT OBJECTS Od and modem ' U597
COMPUTER OBJECTS • Cherts ol your favourtte computer U455-U4S6 2 DISKS) STAR TREK OBJECTS U457-U459 (3 DISKS) STAR WARS OBJECTS FI518 RELICS OF DELDRONEYE Rated as Best PO Game ot 1995 m Amiga Format Annual WB 30* only PRICE £6 99 F1-041 GRAND PRIX MANAGER Run your own Grand Pn. Roe.nq team Hmhiy acclaimed 1994 Season PRICE £3 99.
F1544 BLACKBOARD v3 Professional mage processor Reqmres 2 floppy drives PRICE £5 99 FI 550 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS QUIOE TO AMOS V2 Guide lor new Amos programmers PRICE £4 99 F t 551 INTRODUCING WORKBENCH t efficiently ’ NEW MAJOR UPOATEi ... . __________ CLU32 POWER TEXT Superb entry levol word processor for peoolo on a tight budgel PRICE £3 95 GLG70 WINNING POST Horse racing belting sun PRICE £4 95 CLU43 LOTTERY FORCASTER Generate your winning numbers either randomly, from your birth date or calculated from your personal 1 n"ICE £3.9f U480 U482 (3 DISKS) IMAGINE STONE TEXTURES Textures U483
IMAGINE WOOD TEXTURES Textures U484 IMAGINE ORGANIC TEXTURES Tortures U653 IMAGINE DOCUMENTS Pam text documents covemg al ospocts ot this ray tracer, plus a large FAQ section with answers U476-U477 (2 DISKS) IMAGINE BUODY SYSTEM Used m concretion with Imayne 2 0 lor the uMmate tmegne tutorial A comprehensive compilation of lacmatmg UFO. Exlraterestal related text and piciure files for the Amiga Information about abductions. Roswell. Area 51. Cattle mutfflations. Crop aretes, cover ups and much more including sevoral digitised pcturos of UFO s PRICE £9 00 . P4P 9 DISKS Ft-059 PUNTER v25 • Horse
racing game PRICE £3 99 Ft531 POWERBASE v3.30 Professional database PRICE £3 99 F1532 WORD POWER v2 SoNe crosswords and anagrams Huge
36. 000- word dctonary PRICE £3 99 FI-033 POWER PLANNER Personal
orgrw PRICE £3 99 F1 -066 G RAC Make your own graph* pom! And
cKK adventure 1-068 AQUANAUT Underwater shoot-em-up From the
author ot Giddy I 4 II and Operanon F«e Storm Incredbte PRICE
£3 99 F1563 SPEEDTRIS Tetns gam with added features PRICE £3
99 FI572 THE EIRE RAISING ADVENTURES OF SEAMUS O MALLY
Genumety lurmy pomt and C*Ck graph* adventure PRICE £6 99
Compress your hard dnve data by upto 50%, potentially
doubling the current capacity of your hard dhve Very easy to
install and comes along with an intuitive graphic user
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remains hidden m the background, with hardly no slow down to
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NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN.
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U453 FURNITURE OBJECTS Tables, chairs, cabinets, etc U454 HOUSEHOLO OBJECTS You may well find around the home U462-U463 (2 DISKS) SCIENCE FICTION OBJECTS Tron Light CLU44 NATIONAL LOTTERY Another Lottery programme but includes a database so you can study the Wnrmg numbers DISK compressor 7 STREAM Futunste arcade adventure PRICE £3 95 POSTAGE ANO PACKING ON FI SAME AS PUBLIC DOMAIN PAP 'ttYARf eWARi RAVTRACeR II pictures are only AGA compatible H ANO AMIGADOS Amiga FINAL IMPACT Beat-em-ut CLG88 WITNESS Defender i CLG66 FRONTIER DEFENDED Epic style vector graphic space CLGS4 h PRICE £3 95 CLG55
CRYSTAL QUEST - 30 dungeon maze game full ol
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PAP.
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All of the Public Domain programs that we have received in the AF office during the last month have been thoroughly tested by tall Scotsman, Steve McGill, who chooses the best of the bunch and tells you all about them... SCAVENGE: Power-ups randomly generate throughout the level. Handy.
James A Wright Online PD _One PD library_ No of disks_ Price 75p per disk plus 50p pcsfp A cut-down demo only, this game resembles a cross between Alien Breed SCAVENGE GAME DEMO By- and a lesser known Shareware game, Extreme Violence (which is currently a hit with a Canadian Cable Company).
The aim of Scavenge is to walk around your enclosure, seek out your opponent and then kill him. It's as simple as that. There are various weapons - alhough the demo only allows access to the handgun and the rifle - and various power-ups dotted around the levels.
The screen is split into two with the players able to shoot at each other offscreen, and chase around a maze.
Annoyingly, what seems like every 30 seconds or so, an information screen flashes up telling you to buy the complete game. It can happen mid-shot or just ;is you're about to unleash a special power.
To be honest. I'd rather have seen more of what the game has to offer, but instinct says that the full game is going to be top two-plaver fun. If you agree, then James is more than willing to send you the complete game for a pretty reasonable fee.
Continued overleaf ¦* DOPUS MAGIC UTILITY By_Various authors PD library_17 Bit Software No of disks_One Price_£1 plus 50p p&fp Everyone who uses Directory Opus knows that the real power of the beast lies in its ability to be customised to the user's preferences in just about any way imaginable.
Dopus Magic is for those of us who want to refer to the Shell and Workbench as little as possible. After double-clicking on the Dopus Magic icon, you're faced with three drawers packed with various utilities, documents on how to use them, and several Arexx scripts.
There isn't room here to explain all of the functions, but I can list some of the more useful.
Pic2IFF: automatically opens Art Department Professional, runs through all the selected picture files and converts all of the file formats that ADPro works with to an Amiga IFF. It can also scale the pictures 1-100 per cent reduce them to greyscale, use any of ADPro's dither modes, use Lo or Hi-Res, and it can also define whether ADPro should continue running or not after the processing has been completed. Alongside that script is another ADPro handler which converts any catered for picture format to JPEGs.
On a safety level, there's a Virus Checker script which checks all highlighted files for viruses. It runs through whole directories if you want and checks all files in all sub-directories. A tremendous script to have up and running.
Users of Communicator have a script that lets you read all of the directories of a remote system (in this case the CD32, but it could be another Amiga or even a PC) into one of Directory Opus's directory lists. Files can then be exchanged between the remote system and the Amiga currently being used to read it PD Selection of the month And there's much more on this disk that will be handy for users of Dopus.
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17 BIT COLLECTION 1700 Ol Our Disks From 1 To 2300 17 BIT CONTINUATION More Library Disks From 2301 To 2800!
17 BIT PHASE 4 Latest Library Release From 2801 to 3351 AMOS PD CD Invaluable For Amos Users. Source Code Etc. Aminet 4 CD November 1994 Aminet Internet Archive ASSASSINS CD Excellent Gomes Collection Runs From CD!
BCI NET December 1994 Aminet Internet Archives!
BC MODS & SFX Collection of Thousands ol Mods & Sound Samples BC CLIPART & FONTS Mainly in EPS Format CDPD 1 Fred Fish From 1 lo 660 CDPD 2 Fred Fish From 661 to 760 & More CDPD 3 Fred Fish From 761 to 890 & Moro CDPD 4 Fred Fish From 891 to 1000, C++ Archives & Much Morel DEMO CD Older Amiga Demos For Collectors DEMO CD II A little More Up To Dole, But Still Only for Collectors DESKTOP VIDEO Superb DTP CD Includes Fonts, Clips, Pix Etc!
EUROSCENE Most Up To Date Demo Collection from Europe GIFS GALORE CD 5000 GIF Pictures From Over 40 Categories GOLDFISH CD Fred Fish 1 to 1000 Archived AND Ready To Run GOLDFISH 2 Another Double CD Containing Everythinq After F 1000 HOTTEST 4 PD SOFTS Latest Library CD IMAGINE CD Top Notch Collection Of Objects. Backgrounds Etc. IMAGINE ENHANCER Objects, Mops, Fonts Etc. Pro Level LSD COMPENDIUM LSD legal Tools To 151, Anims, Gomes Etc MULTIMEDIA TOOLKIT Sounds, Pictures, Clipart Etc NETWORK CD Connect CD32 To Any Other AMIGA (Requires Cable) NETWORK CABLE Adapted Setnet Coble For Use With
Above PRO FONTS CD Adobe, CG Fonts & Stocks Of Clipart RAYTRACING VOL 1 Excellent Collection Of Goodies For Imagine RAYTRACING VOL 2 More Imagine Stuff, Award Winninq Cdl SHEER DELIGHT Adults Only CD ROM SPACE & ASTRONOMY 1000 GIFS & 5000 NASA Texts About Spoce SOUNDS TERRIFIC Double CD Containing Thousands of Mods Etc!
THE LIGHT ROM Highly Recommended Objects CD For Lightwave TOWN OF TUNES 1000 Hand Selected Music Mods With Players Etc ULT1MEDIA VOL 1 Textures, Sounds Pictures Etc For Multimedia UlTIMEDIA VOL 2 More Multimedia Accessories & Resources WEIRD SCIENCE FONTS CG, IFF, PCX, ADOBE Etc WEIRD SCIENCE CUPART EPS, IMG, IFF, Pagosetter Etc DISKZINE ISSUE 8 NOW IN STOCK ) Proof of age required. We do not condone or supply illicit hard core material.
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I THE TRUTH 3 ___ iiskmogozine 3617 ROBS HOT STASH 35 Always Red Hoi New Utils 3616 ROBS HOT STASH 34 Another Superb Utils Comp 3615 (ABCD) CHARIEY CAT 11 'Gordening Cat" 2.5MB Anim 3614 TURBOCAT Shareware Cat Disk Maker 3613 TRI1EMMA V5.0 Barmy Bui Greot Puzzle Game!
3612 THIRD DIMENSION 11 3D Cons Kil Disk Mag I 3611 (ABJ CYBERGM4ES Excellent Beal Em Up!
3610 JUMP'EM Bouncing Skill Puzzle Gome 3609 INFECTION Excellent Puzzle Game 3608 DEMON VI.01 Patience Type Card Game 3607 FLOWERS CARDSET For Klondike 1, 2 or 3 3606 PHOTO CD CARDSET For Klondike 1, 2 or 3 3605 BARTENDER VI. 1 Superb Cocktail Database!
3604 BEGINNERS GUIDE TO WB3 Handy. Easy Tutorial for WB3 3603 GFX UTILS & ICONS Includes Icontools Etc. 3602 NEW UTILS 9 Collection Of Useful Utils 3601 NEW UTILS 8 Includes Vchecker 6.52 3600 (AB) FINDING THE TRUTH Disks 1 & 2 About Aliens & UFO 3599 ROBS HOT STASH 33 :ks More Superb Utils!
598 PRETTY WOMAN CARDSET Klondike AGA 7 FINAL WRAPPER V3.0 Loads Of Macros Too!
ELUXE GAIAGA V2.5 Mega Gomel N Pacmanl 3594 PARNET HDI The All New Parnell 3593 LEAGUE SOCCER CARDS VI 1 Soccer Cards Game X3592 JPEG AGA V2.1 Best AGA Jpeg Viewer 3591 COINMANIA PREVIEW Playable Puzzle Game 3590 (AB) HOLIDAYS Tutorial On Good Photography 3589 (AB) PHOTO TECHNIQUES Good Photo Tutorial 3588 IMAGEDESK VI .2 Creote Thumbnail Pics 3587 BOING V3 Thing On A Spring Clone 3586 ROBS HOT STASH 32 Includes BJC600 Driversl 3585 NEW UTILS 7 More Bits & Bats 3584 ROBS HOT STASH 31 Another Hot Utils Collection 3583 AGA SPECCY EM VI 6b Includes A Few Gomes Tool 3582 NEW UTILS 6 More Up
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3548 VIRUS WORKSHOP 4.7 Kill Those Nasty Viri!
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«• X-FILES GUIDE UTILITY By_Icarus Dark Reign PD library_Online PD No of disks_One Price_99p per disk inc p&p There’s no doubting the popularity of the X-Files. Whole Net sites are taken up by discussion groups and fact groups concerning all facets of the popular TV show.
Unfortunately, there are more of us who can't access the Net than can.
Which, frustratingly, means that we're excluded from information havens discussingjoys such as Star Trek. Doctor Who. And of course the subject of this disk, the X-Files themselves.
There are nine separate text files on the disk, two of them concerning frequently asked questions and others speculating on plollines for up-and- coming episodes and new series.
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BIRTHDATE HISTORY: We tested the birthdates of everyone on the AF team. With few exceptions everyone was born in a year that Glasgow Rangers won the Scottish Cup. Jeesh!
June 22, 1994 in the Center Stage Internet site. So. If you've got even the remotest interest in the X-Files and can't access the Net, grab a hold of this disk, it's the next best thing.
BIRTHDATE HISTORY UTILITY By_John L Devoy PD library_Online PD No of disks_One Price 75p per disk plus 50p p&p The idea behind this disk is good. Enter a person's name and their birthdate.
Choose whether or not to print the subsequent information to the screen or to a printer. And that's it.
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Hailed as a cross between Lemmings and Scorched Tanks, the aim of M.A.S.H. is to obliterate your opponent's home base. The means to do this are realised through an icon-based control interface - much like Lemmings.
You control either a spud or a tank and can make use of several handy tools and weapons.
The terrain between both bases can be tricky to traverse, half of the strategy being the best means of negotiation.
Weapon use is finite and playing a two-player game requires each player to take turns. If you pay the requisite fee, then you will receive an expanded version of this game which also features a split screen so that both participants can play in real-time.
M. A.S.H. is worth ordering if only to see the power of coding
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Postcode: rr- tpSfy JppJ Lji'l Jjl jtlf **jf JliHj POKERMANIA: Most of the fun to be had lies in the use of the sub-games to gain extra money... ...Unlike real Poker there’s more money to be made with better hands because of the higher odds... 3E JipJ £t$ - ££!» «s»3ft A- W-ia* jd.UI uMU b *IA.*i (MkM. I.IKI 111 li_.IV. m m m m r==f BH s r5" 4" The info consists of what was making headline news on that particular birthday. The day is also printed, as is the relevant line of that nursery rhyme that awards certain qualities to the days of the week that children'were bom. For
example: Monday’s child is fair of face and so on.
Various sporting events such as the winners of the FA Cup and Scottish Cup are recorded (as a little aside, over half of the Amiga Formal team were bom on a year that Glasgow Rangers won the FA Cup. Three of the finals were against Glasgow Celtic. Who says Scottish football is crap?) [Er, everybody here-Ed.] H Anyway, for curiosity value and as an ice-breaker at parties. Birthday History is a must-have. It's amazing how- interested people become when part of their own history appears on screen.
POKERMANIA GAME By Andy Green G's PD PD library No of disks _ Price_ _One _90p plus 70p pisfp There are so many card game derivatives in the Public Domain circuit that, normally, we wouldn't give them the time of day. But, unusually, I ended up playing PokerMania for more than an hour and a half.
1UP 4-* HI 0004-75 000O00 ZX EMULATOR GAMES: Older readers of Amiga Format will feel memories flooding back when they play classics such as Lunar Jetman.
The basic premise is the game of poker, but to give it a slightly different slant you have to play it like a fruit machine. The front end is even made up to look like one.
Money is paid out 011 the odds of receiving a particular hand. On winning, depending on the hand you have, several A bonus sections can be entered into. These vary from hi-lo style choices to the speed of your reactions on the hold buttons.
Large stakes can be built up and it can end up being frustrating that your maximum stake at the start of any one game is only a quid. But that basically highlights the strength of this game. You want to keep playing it and don't notice the passing of time.
Programmed using AMOS Professional PokerMania looks great and it's a top advert for the language. Well done. Andv.
ZX EMULATOR GAMES GAMES PD library Birchsoft PD No of disks 23 Price £23 inclusive "Old Formats Never Die. They Just Get Emulated." - Steve McGill.
2UP 000000 A Paul Walker has compiled just about one of the most comprehensive set of disks full of Spectrum games yet seen for the Amiga.
He hopes to form a thriving Spectrum PD-based software house. So far, there are 23 disks in all with over 900 games packed on to their magnetic coverings.
I 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA ’ Every Workbench user is aware of the Text Editor Memacs that comes as part of the standard fare. This program was originally PD. Due to its widespread popularity. Commodore decided to include it as a standard part of the Operating System.
The cost of all 23 disks will be £23 inclusive of VAT, postage and packaging. If you send an SAE to Paul, he'll send you a list of the games compiled so far. This should let you decide if you want the contents of one disk or not.
Bear in mind also that these disks also make excellent research material for anyone interested in charting the evolution of the home computing videogame.
You can write to Paul (enclosing that SAE) at: Birchsoft PD. 18 Sandicroft Close, Birchwood, Warrington. Cheshire WA3 7LA. Tel: 01925 820 237 (evenings).
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Contains the continuation from our Various floppy disk library (disks V1501-V1750). And our main library disks from 4001-
4300. This cdrom covers a variety of Public Domain subjects;
Utilities. Games. Mega Demos - AGA.
IU1hI|wJ huu* Demos. Demos. ProdiM demos. Disk Magazines. Music Titles. Slide shows. Clipart. Fonts. Rave lilJMTlHll Dance Tracks. Sampled Sounds. Images in JEG. GIF. AGA 256, Imagine Objects. Textures.
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Magic Workbench icons. Music production. Hard drive utils. Comms. Virus Killers. Video proction.
CODE CDROM TITLE DESCRIPTION PRICE CD060 HOTTEST 4 (DISKS 3001-4000) £19.99 CD061 UTILITIES V1-1500 (VARIOUS DISKS 1-V1500) £19.99 CD100 HOTTEST 5 (4001-4300 V1501-V1750) £19.99 SUB3 SUBSCRIPTION to the HOTTEST RANGE £14.99 Get your HANDS on the Hottest's CDROMs, the day on which they are released, YOU CAN NOW! Preorderthem with our subscription sen ice, all you need is a credit SWITCH card. You wll only be DHMn charged £14.99 + £.75p when release.
CD200 Hottest 6 will be released August 1995. FiSsittSfl and contain disks 4301+ and V1751-V2000 Hobbies. Fractals. Printer utilities. New Printer drivers. & much more.
Emu lain CD142 MEETING PEARLS 2 £9.99 C0113 GIGA GRAI The d«*c ton tain* the folio* in* «offwnrr: n mi ii 'Afl. Ih*k. Hanl dmr. CDROM and SC'S! Tool*
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Cds with an ordinary CDROM drive.
Requires a hard drive system ======-] Do n! BANG! Your brad aguimt the nil. In '*¦**»¦ h "1 li'iugin. Miftujfr j-,-l rill*!
4* 1 t.uphi.sS.usaironl DROMu I ibe best Graphm 74hii image*. Animation* ¦ A'Vya I ike the fanooui I UMPGATE 5 7Mbi. The Apache
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Kitchens. L Space. Sportv Ten p-m* LIGHTWAVE Users on
m. Textures. T *4». Toys. Tutor 240 ADOBE TYPE I FONTS.
CD38 MULTI MEDIA TOOLKIT2 £22.99 The long awaited sequel lo Multimedia Toolkit has [jTT oft”!
Anivrd. Its a double disc set aimed at niu*H and video KVULavyg ninfessuHial. And rnthusiasl. The cnMrtil* include the j FULL OclaMtD *5 04 package. Iwtih Aula 'ampler Bair 31x7*1 'upp-ni tA’UMTJ* will run directlx I rum the T or can he i nil ailed lo lunl Ji.k In es.es. ol ;.SiiMh ol support | files for the OcuMED package liavc been included, nude up Irom module*. Samples, midi files and utilities Full - documentation in Amiga Guide lomui ftuMID I* a coininenc.il program 4 is simply the best X voice music uukcr & vS.IM is the latent version pioduccd In addition we have included ihc lull
MidiCraft collection of midi * imnie X I lies, samples, module*. Tutorial*. And ultimo Midi craft ore pn.fexM.mal musKuuis and have provided over 50Mb of dau ln m their cuileciion The gnfMcx side » die collection is well caieied tor with SIN) 24bit images geared toward* background*. Lexiurev and general inircst subject. Over 140Mb ol Imagine objects. V Mh ol Lightwave objects, and hods load, more1 LIGHT ROM 1995 CD057 LIGHT ROM £39 99 • CD114 LIGHT ROM 2 C39.99 A MUST HA'VE CDROM FOR THE LIGHTWAVE ARTIST.
Luln nlallumi CDROM that van he used ss.lh ail versions .*1 Lightwave. In- ;mg AmigaDOS. Mac-OS. Window vNT. MIPS, Anlha and SGI Contains I 650 megahvtcs of Heads to render rir -i BPB H ¦¦ ¦ I LW.W CD150 AMIGA TOOLS 2 (TGV) £24.99 The successful! AMIGA-TOOLS series || eg Tools ¦* | continues. All prograimncs on the disc are IB Ol) I directly executable just like AMIGA TOOLS. B' ,J You ckmT need to decnutch nr install any of |B ~ . , these programs. This cd includes: - Terminal Iby ’ Tool*, Disk Tools. Printer Tools. DTP Tools. |B System Tools. Crunch Decrunch Tools.
Network Tools. Graphic Tools. Vims Tools. Hardware Tool*.
Commodities. A Music part. Compugraphic fonts. Demos and demo-versions, Emulators. Amiga Magazines. Magic User Interface, A compete Packet of TEXA. Cinema4| -dcmo version.
Castilian demo version and so on!.
C0148 PHOTOGENICS (AGA DtSK) £49 99 At last the Amiga has a powerful image ? , * manipulation package with the case-of-use » 1 and creative freedom of a tiadiliona! Paint program. FHATURHS. Realistic Air-brust. T*. T Chalk Pastels. Crayon. Matkcr Pens. Art | Pencils, fell Tips. EFFKCTS. Add noise.
Antique. Blur and Heavy Blur. Bricks. Displace Map. Emboss. Flip. Gradient Tint. Greyscale. Limit MirVMax, Line An. Matrix. Mix Add. Dilf. Or. Sub and Xor. MonoctxMnc.
Ncgalivc. Paint. Pixcltse. Randomise. Rub Through. Sharpen.
Shill Hue. Shift RGB. Solarize. Textunsc. Tile. Tint and Slight tint and many more'. SUPPORTS MANY IMAGE TYPES, from IFF-ILBM (2-256 colour*). W indows BMP. GIF. JPEG. GEM etc CD006t)EMOS1 CD009 _ DEMOS 2 IB £14 99 Al-MA THERA ¦ SPECIALS OFFERS CD137 r=-- ANMAT10NS H .
I CD41 4S* jjgm |R RAY IB I BI TRACING [I VOL1&2 C7.99 Each or all 3 for £20 CD149 VIDEO CREATOR C34.99 Over 10000 image*. Svn Text. Random Rase CD" Pus mus h more1 the fonts are Ireely diklrihuiahlc. Except lor ihc special Ttucoc lout collection which are exclusive on this CD Over Ml loni families with uplo H different sytcs There is a booklet provided wiih 24 pages of printouts of the fonts There are also some programs on the id dealing with fonts CD103 FRESH FONTS 2 El 4.99 Music Comp- ' lete AM FM magazine and AM IMSp.vi.il disks. Kaytnn'ing. Inuginc object*, attribute files, lextures.
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Networking UUCP, SLIP A TCP IP.
Text clacwc hooks. Imrmet guides.
350 Biinuip and 410 IxmScnpi fanU CD029CDPD VOL 4 CI4.99 bnngs you ihc many talents .4 the lamed Furosienc gaihenng drawn directly frism the FlINET Internet Atchivc Contain* all party winners and many ground breaking pn«luitn ns All archived and designed (nr BBS Amiga CDROM and lriux C D040 EURO SCENE VOL 1 ALMATHERA .
17 BIT CDROMS CD007 17 i'2» 99 KvMVMJ BbsH CC 4THJT04 ¦T'- C9 99 CD065 17 BIT PHASE 4 C19.99 PHASE4:17 Bit have crunched every single new disk lhal has been a,Wed to ihcit library ol Public Domain aitunng Pmon'uithissnigleCDROM 150 ob(cvi' m each formal Curreni ultimo - Inugge Studio. ViewTck, HP Show Mam Acior. Pmruance ol Vision. Ham Lab. Fractini. Amm players. Tilling & Morph ulilmrs.
Obycct imvrrlciv. & nunc CD077 DESKTOP VIDEO E14.99 i. LATEST LIBRARY 0ISKS 4271 BOOMFIELD tied IS a ereal version ol MincSwecpri II ue new leaiurcs Grcoi hacknmnd musk.
KkIc Hebrew and English suimxiti 4275 TACTICAL STARSHIP a strategy game based on tactical starship «?7,’''ir«;iNEnAT0B30 missile ar ij.Lde I end game II let* player an enemy city, a* well a* defending iher xun missiles arcing over ihe immniian um* mode supported, and HD insiallable ? " . 4279 LORDS OF HOST V1.0 A strategy game lor two player* based on a board game called Shogun. Feature* include flexible mou.se joy slick control*, undo and redo of up lo VX* l-recedmg Hep*, fully iniuiiionized user imerUce Complete "Hirce code, precompiled iikludc file* and debugger files included ? A ? 4285
TOP HAT WILLY V1.2 Nowaday* a platform game mean* something Hul scroll* in eight direction* at 50*iz speexl has power i* thought In be an improvement -*vci Hie 8-hit- style plallonris sikIi as let Sel Willv or Moniv Li A ? 430? YUMYUM Thi* is a game lor children really It i* essentially a Kac moil clone. The levels are very simple and the skill level required i* quite low The graphic* and sound elicits arc quile amusing U A ? 4306 ZZZEP In this game you fly a Zeplm You dmi have a great deal lo do uccepc tor destroy ing a wh.de load of little nuind things whilst avoiding numerous danger* etc
etc llwrc i* a trainer jitiw-lied lo this game il you find it loo difficult ? A ? 4307 CRYSTAL HAMMER 93 A cIjs.sk arkanoid clone wiHt many excelleni and colourful level* a* you progress through it Grcal graphic* and sound cllccl*. Very good ? A ? 4310 MERCURY MISSION Terra-forming eh' What a business You must initialize Ihc Terra formation of the planet Mercury by clearing il of five dangerous energy crystals A q a* ’'jjtf JI'piJCM6h“‘* Thi*. Asy”*! May have guessed already, i* a Potman
cl. mc The graphic* are good and Hie play ability is jusi about
a close lo the original as I have ever seen an cithaivcd
classic version ? A ? 4324 DEMON V1.01 is a patience
cardgaine bused on .me by Ihe name of Canfield It i*
reasonably difficult to play bui there is a g«-0 twin swtem
huill mm the gome ? A ? 4325 INFECTION Ttii* iv a superb lour
player puzzle Nurdgame Simply, you must try to lake the other
player*' Ece* bv moving next to ihcm Good game A ? 4326 TURBO
THRUST T urtHi Diru*: involve* two player rac ing high speed
spacecraft With spin screen action you can't ask for more
There are tracks a plenty and option* t.-r speed und lop* cu
? A * 4333 EMERALD MINE V6.0 Preview ao Emerald Mine v6 00
Idmn and Game Totally rew rutin .luieware vetsnm of
Boukk-rdash' Emerald Mine Includes 4 Plav able levels for ECS
4 AGA. Ilighsiorc namcs saving and leaniwork plav me are
disabled.
? A ? 4334 COMBAT 2000 Welcome lo Combai 2000, although il i«n'i yet.
Ttn* Ix. Instead a version of Hie clavne mode ihai w ill be found therein Ye* ihcre are still bug* and I’m still nagging Andrew.Bui the game will one day be completely re-wnncti for now enjoy Hu* version. Thi* is a 2 plaver game ? A • 4B5 OZZE The galaxy lias *men up for those specie* that have mastered method* of Interstellar travel ? A * 4336 TOTAL AXCESS Total Execs* i* a horizontal right ui Iclt shoot-em- up It wn* entirely made wiih AMOS ami a special (AGA) A THRUST wcapo Sod game plav hul not '« much lane* graiibhs A ? 4339 NEXUS7(ANDROMEDA] There are some ropeib gra|*tucal effect* in
Hu* demo Included are ronie outstanding 3D routing fractals, a great louunc showing a desk lamp jumping up a set of stair*, bouncing ball*, pixel zoom*, ureal nni*K and much much uwire' Grcal ? A ? 4340 ZEROS AND ONES (ASYLAM] Thi* demo has some original routine* .uch a* the pari which make* v.sir mnuilol look as it its going on the Mink' There i* some more good siutf *uch a. a spinning tran*pareni multicoloured cube and excellent music. Ooul.
? A A 4M1 (AGA)SOULKITCHEN(AB) A great AGA deri.-' There are hvad* of different superbly lunky soundtrack Excellent" Does work on non standiud A12Uh.
? A . 4343 (AGA) JAMMIN [HAUJOBB] A superb demo The graphic* in thi* denx are • outstanding quality Ihe demo nuts Haosigh v imoothly with xomc great logo*, effect* and m 4344 DEMO OR efleciv m Ihi* demo One ouisianding routine involves a dm vector ekull rotating and then morphing into a dot vector liand There i* vimc food nu-rptung ot ikmrait* al the end of the demo U A ? 4345 (AGA) TENSION [APEX] Great AGA demo There are some supeih routine, including one which ho* the APEX l.»go scrolling over a nppling Uivlwnpe Some great graphn'* here a. well a* a e.*«el snui*dlra.k G.khI ? A ? 4346
RUMBLE RUBBLE A pretty hog stnndurd sort of intro Good graphics, good soundtrack, all ihe usual ellects J-r vector*, bouncing hall* cu plu* wune original routine* »uch as ihe rcahiiiH* r.ivtracing of a rotating sphere' ? A ? 4347 KILLING TIME (ABC) Thiv demo start* off well wiih a 4«»6 colour rolating pixel zobhii. Then everything gel* railier long winded and honng A three disk *ei whwh has some pretly goid cflccis hul nothing spectacular ? A ? 4350 TRSI Another great tfenu* for the Amiga There are some peal graphic* in lilts pit«hn lion a* well as a good little soundtrack Nothuig unusual or
particularly original but indeed a verv good demo Great UTILITY PISKS ? A *3 1523 RELOKICKV1.41 llowdi doodlely dooon Amiga Ircaks' It's ANOrtlERl') version ol ReloKtcl ? A ? V1611 SNOOPDOS V3.0 will log all Hie diw library calls and more when v.hj run a program. Thi* is handy (or both Ihe programmer and ihe beginner For example. Have you ever installed a program lo your haiddnve and ihen discovered Uial ii will not run without a certain library but you don't know which' ? A ? VI628 STAR TREK OBJECTS ? A ? VI630 BABYLON50BJECTS ? A . VI631 ALIENS OBJECTS ? A ? VI637 BABYLON 5OBJECTS2 ? A ?
VI641 SUPER KILLERS V10.0 Contain* ihe latest collection of virus killer* like AnhCicloVir 2.2a. Virus Checker vb.4J, Vuus ll vl 07. And VT v2.67. Req LHA ? A ? VI648 REFLEX i -i... .
14 amigAdos A national lottery prediction program called Lottery Winner It isnisist* ol a daiaivase svslem which cun record the National Loucry results Imm wcek2 week unlit ii has sufficient *Ula lo make cenain types of a ? VI662 GAMfes INSTALLER 2 Contains a sanely of Irani disk installer* for a few well known ..xnmcniul game*. These games are as follow. AlirnBrrcd 2 AGA. Lunglc Sirike.
AssaxsmiSpecialFdilioni Body Blows Goal Ishar
2. Ziwl 2 AGA. Rutf and Tumble. Bodv Blows 2 AGA. SlorDusi.
Sujici Frog. Walker. Rise of ihc Rohrts. Bubble and Squeak.
ElfMama. Aladdin AGA und Miwal Komhat 2 Great J A ? V1669
TUDEV1.0 Ihc Uhinuie Degradn is a very extensive & coxy way ol
degrading your machine lot all sons of pumosc. Fi »s useful
for playing old game on AlilMIs tor l-(ample which need
kiekvtan I 3.
There is a GUI version included as well as a CLL version so most people will have no trouble using it A highlv useful tool lot all Aimea uwnetv ? * +V1675 BANK MANAGER V1.1 J A ? VI688 F1GP-EDV2.04 will ws-rk on any version of FIGP. Including the ANN) W WW version which was n,« supponed in V2.03 because of a bug FIGP Ed allow. Ihc urer lo customize thnr om ol FIGP ? A . V1685 DALEK OBJECTS More imagine object*, sujects oi headings like Duick*. Free ifatMieb (3D objects) Imagine formal.
? A ? VI701 GRAPHIC CONVERTERS AGAIFFI6. IFF-('on verier tinanv tormai.i VI 60.
AMG0 Comal IFFmGIF APCD.CanvenlWCD pwlure Co ir-1 ART PRO. ART Pro . A powrtlul gfx omencr. I2i U A * V1709 HINTS 4 CHEATS ACHEATS. Amiga game cheaU bv Pouconl Man AMI.CHFAT. cheats, level code*, backduvt lo 451 Games CATACOMB. MAP. A map tor the brilliant game Cato. ,-mb FRONTIER HINTS.
Minis and link. In* Frontier Elite II GCIIEATS.
Sega Genesis eheai* bv Postcard Man SCHEATS.
Super NF S cheai. By Pmicaid Man VALHALLA.
Walkthrough lor Valhalla WIZBALL.. I illle ASCII file coniainmg level descriptions lor Wi haP ? A * VI710 ADDITIONAL ICONS Newicnnsexira include 2 voriolion* •*( drawers, exh with ils own I heme SGI h-ldet like drawer* Filing cnhuicnl drawer* Icon* for all sort* of PD opps (like degrader, etc | Icon* he all sort* ot other thine* | toaster pai. Game*, ct | - and more' ? * + V1711 FIG is a menu-driven tool that allow* the user to draw and mampuluie object* interactively on die screen of a Sun Workstation h can only be run within the SunWmdow* Ai requires a ihrce-button mouse ? A * VI712 AIBB
V6.5 AI BB is a system ncrfamnwe analy sis tool designed with buill in ie»** (or exerei.ing CPU. FPU. And grar4ucs iHiriKinx of syslem performance ? A ? V1714 GEOGRAPHICAL ATLAS Amiclobe allows you lo navigate round die world in full 3D II give* you many datax aNnit countries and posiiion ot niainiowiisantl mountains I 'nlimilcd zoom feature included. Require* use ol l.HA command and a hard drive. 2) ? A ? V1718 VIRUSWORKSHOP V4.8 This viru* killer was pn-giurnnied to help you In get nd n| all the viruses lunging around ft* besl and most useful virus killer program to dale in my view, rake*
over where BootX left off ? A ? VI719 TELETEXT-DECODERV2.3 V2.3d I serial i o( the videotcxt icleicxr-dcv-odcr softwuiT f.t the HSL VideoTXT decoder II features • load savc print s*f gfx ascii-pages.
Background receive;save. . Mternaiinnnl cbarrel support * hidden chars, blinking. * .sctcluek. » works on all Amigas ? A + V1721 JPEG TO AGA CONVERTER This program converts ppm. Pern und (4*in file* to IFF-ILBM with support fur AGA gra[4ucs nuxle* Binaries to support the IPF.Ci file formal ate included To convert other format* you will need ihc NHPHM package available on Ammci U A * V1722 AMIGA TO PSION S3 A AmigaKCP is a implcmcntauon of the Psion link ? A ' V1723 VIRTUAL REALITY (020] Thi* program allows v.kj to walk, drive j around in a 3 dmvensioiul eompuicr generated world in realtime
Ills used to visualize architectural, industrial and artisUc designs h* prcseniahon or analy*i* purpose* ? 8 ? VI724 ZX-SPECTRUM EMU V4.71 Is Hie firsi release of tin*, emulator, earlier versions were demo versions and were in* released by Hie author "¦ This emulator enable* you lo run almosi unv progiuin dun runs «¦ a ZX-Specuum ? A * V1746 TERM V4.2(030] live latest version of thi* very well known lommv terminal program Version 4 has even more features and idlikHigh ii is not for beginners it is pnHvablv Hie hoi available Very c.ksI ? A • V1747 MAGIC-BACKGROUNDS4 MAGICWB ICONS This package
I* a patch lo MagicWB the 8 hiiploncs XfcN-lconv have been convened lo 3 hiiptancs icon* wich will lake less CHIP R AM in your system This o ihe fourth release of my Magic Bockgrouivd-Collection with icniruK nine nor eleven S i brandnew backgroumlv lo* yxnit lovely Magic Workbemti Dus lime you will gd some wuiier pictures' whilh kc and snow 8' ? A ? V1751 PRINTER DRIVERS CANON6WI v2.0 EPSON FX 854U I.0 4 l.X 8t» HP-1 DRIV ER v?5 8 - HP4LSE1TER v2.l)l ? A ? VI754 FERN GULLY COLOURING Selcxi your background, chome a character ihen you can colour Hie picture in using your mouse ? A ? V1755
BARNEYMEETSSANTA(AB) Digitised voice which lumum Ihe vlory & explains whai you mud do in ihc various games & puzzle* ? A ? VI757 ROCK-A-DOODLE COLOUR Select a background, choose a characier lo paste on lop, before colouring Hie wh.de picture in ? A * VI758 SENIOR QUIZ • FIRST AID Many many questions and answers about first aid So if you're a budding paramedic then you can hold a 5iz night with thi* disk A ? VI759 JOES TYPING TUTOR (AB) Die actual typing lesson* arc quite g.md 4 once you start typing Hicre are many dilTerenl lesums ? A * V1761 KIDS DISK 6 A game w hich allowv ihe user lo run a
*hop They have to fill out the reviept* for each order 4 give concct change etc. ? A ? V1762 A WITCHES COOKBOOK Magazine which contains many recipic* f« herbal remedies Various substances such as antiaging cream, iimiures. Od« and other iHntmeot* ? A ? VI763 RECIPE RECORD Thu is a program l » ihc recording of reciptn and ihe like. You can u*e ihix system to create a database of different meal*. 6-od* or even wine* Simple lo use and hard disk installable. Good ? K ? V1766 SHIP S COMPUTER LIBRARY One tor those irektcv out there is a simulaiho of ihc computer you might find on board H*r Siarsfnp
Enierprue You con look up allMittv of loformativn about the federation llcel clc. Very good l3l ? A ? VI768 SETUP PROCEDURES If you don't know how m create ycur own sell booting disk then get Hu* Included is a text file detailing the set up pos.eduro which need to he undertaken to create a veil booiUu dixk ? A ? VI768 PREDICTION TOOLS There are four tool, included .« this disk Amiga Punier i* a program which will try to help you predict Ihe out cane of horse races’ ? A ? VI771 COURSE FORM Like U) pul a brt ol mnry on the horse* ’ Thu uulHy allow* you to enter the figure* fi* ihe tu*se» in a
poniculur race. Plu. Ihc course details p A ? VI774 TELEPHONE BOOK v3.1 Thi* Is a very simple but effective program which will viore phone numbers and also there corresponding name* and addrcvse* Easy to use ? A ? VI778 LOTTERY CHECKER is a great t »4 for checking k-ttery number* Gotd lor office syndicaies f ind A Itate is a database which store* 4 matches pes He up for Mind dales Sneaker i» used to view change binary tile* ? A A V1779 DIYREKO Do It Yourself Rcko is on Imagcl X arrxx macro which make* Rcko cnrdseiv tfor Klondike AGAi J ¦ * V1783 LIGHTROM i.2 EXAMPLES J A . V17W STARTECK GENIES
V1.0 ByAttnhutc and GrvdSei Well dtvumemcd ? * • VI785 TOOLS 4 MENUS CATCHDISK v I 20- A simple commodity for auto- formating had unfomuned disks. CHKSUM vl 0.
ToolsDaemon s2 la Allows yosi to run programs simply b selecung a menu item from the menu strip of Workbench 2.0 WindowDoemon si v gives extended conUol lo intuition windows ami screens through HiKKevs and Arcxx O * • V1786 MAGICMENU V1.29 Replaces all lmui(i « menus, supptuling both jhiII down ansi ps»( up menus Menus, an be displuy cd in either die Standard l »*. Ol die modem AmigaOS 20 style 3D-Lad.. ? A ? VI787 ATTRIBUTES V2.0 Ciwitams a lull disk ol attribute* ? A . V1788 LENSFLARE OBJECTS Thi* is ihc viagine file to lender an anmuiiion showing on lens llare lhal nvove wiih die light
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* REVIEWS IT'S BIG - AND CLEVER Big things are afoot in the Amiga
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GRAEME SANDIFORD CYBERSTORM 87 Based on the frighteningly powerful 68060 processor, the Cyberstorm could well hold the secret to the Amiga future. John Kennedy plugs it into his machine, subjects it to all manner of rigorous tests and boldly proclaims: "I've got the fastest Amiga in the world!"
HIQ POWERSTATION 92 Expanding your Amiga has always been a tricky problem and the choice of expansion routes has just gotten bigger with the addition of the PowerStation from HiQ. It doesn't give you aiiy more Zorro slots, but will it provide you with a long-term expansion solution? Graeme Sandiford finds out.
DIRECTORY OPUS 5 Directory Opus 4 has been the most highly-regarded Amiga utility for years now, so the arrival of version 5 is eagerly awaited. We put Mat Bettinson on the case, to find out whether Opus 5 can fill its predecessor's shoes.
S66 I Infir SIEGFRIED ANTIVIRUS PROFESSIONAL 101 How safe is your Amiga from the deadly threat of computer viruses? Nick Veitch puts the Amiga's latest commercial anti-virus program through its paces to find out if it will give you peace of mind or just a hole in your pocket.
TWIST 2 104 Here's a powerful new German program that is attempting to rid database programs of their grey and dreary image. Graeme Sandiford gives Twist 2 a thorough going-over to find out if it's more than just a pretty interface.
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GTI Grenville Trading International GmbH Zimmersmuhlenweg 73 61440 Oberursel • Germany Tel +49-61 71 - 85937 Fax +49-6171-8302 Email: CompuServe 100336,1245 John Kennedy gets the first look at the new 68060 card.
It’s an odd feeling having the fastest Amiga in the world. It’s kind of a gloaty feeling in a “hi everyone, I’ve got the fastest Amiga in the world" type of way. Certainly it's a very enjoyable experience, and it's also a good way to gel some attention at anorak parties.
The reason my Amiga has suddenly become so fast is due to the most important and overdue enhancement for years: the ( 8060. Despite delays, and the scrapping of the 68050 predecessor, the latest Motorola is here in the form of a clip- in card for the A4000. The 68060 is «¦ the chip at the end of the hugely successful 680x0 range - the only processors that have ever been a serious challenge to the Intel ones used in Pcs.
The card containing this marvel of silicon is the Cyberstorm from Phase 5.
Well known for their excellent A1200 accelerators. The 50Mhz 68060 is the most advanced 680x0 CPU currently available, and is a huge leap over the now extremely old-hat 68040. By comparison to other 040- based accelerators such as the Warp Engine, modularity is the key to the Cyberstorm's design.
JUNE 1995 SERIOUSLY AMIGA The main Cyber motherboard clips on to the A4000’s processor slot in place of the existing CPU module. There are several slots on diis board to which you attach the separate processor and memory boards. The processor board contains the 68060 chip, heatsink, power regulator and some logic and clock components. The processor board has its own expansion slot for other peripherals which would benefit from high-speed processor access (cards which have been already announced include a SCSI-2 module for £170, and a multi-function SC.SI-2 Ethernet highspeed serial port for
£390).
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Her* ere some speed-trfals using Imagine. The Warp Engine used
Is a 28Mhi 68040, and it runs about twice as fast as a normal
Commodore 680d0 card (because of local memory and a slighter
faster processor). The Cyberstorm runs nearly twice as fast
again.
A standard A1200 would taka nearly 16 times longer than the Warp Engine to render these images, and a staggering 30 times longer than the Cyberstorm.
Although the 68060 has a heatsink and fan attached, it doesn't seem to get particularly hot. The memory card has four SIMM sockets, each of which can have 4, 8, 16 or 32Mb memory modules fitted.
Normal 70ns-rated SIMMS seem to work fine, and the sockets themselves are of better quality than those on the Amiga motherboard or the Warp Engine.
Moving any memory from the Amiga motherboard to the Cyberstorm's sockets automatically redresses a Haw in the Amiga's design and removes a large speed bottleneck. Performance increases over The separate RAM board has high- quality slots for 4, 8, 16 or 32Mb SIMMS.
¦M standard Commodore 030 and 040 cards are dramatic, and much more than any Syslnfo MIPS rating could convey. Keeping the parts of the Cyberstorm separate like this has obvious advantages and makes upgrading a lot easier.
Installing the card isn't particularly hard, and if you remove die front panel and floppy disk bay it is even easier.
(Fitting it in the Z7 is even quicker and easier, although if you are planning on fitting any expansion modules on to the processor card you'll be forced lo do without the Z7’s 3.5-inch drive bay.)
The software requires two new libraries to be installed, and some utility programs are supplied to lake advantage of the (MiO's extra features.
BENCHMARKS The problem with trying to speed test a brand new processor like the 68060 is that there is very little benchmarking software around with which to test it.
Advertisements claim 80 MIPS, but experience with existing software proves otheiwise: see the boxout at the bottom of this page for the results of various test programs, and good comparison with some Imagine renders.
It has to be said that the overall performance was a little disappointing.
Not because the Cyberstorm card was slow, far from it, but because the hype surrounding it had led me to believe my Amiga was going to run four times faster than it docs with a 28Mhz 68040, and it clearly didn't. Of course, given the choice I would love to hang on to the 68060.
Having low-res 24-bit frames render in Imagine in less than 10 seconds is something I can certainly live with.
Anyone thinking of upgrading the A4000 to a new or faster 68040 must now automatically consider the Cyberstorm 68060 as well as the other options - particularly the Warp Engine (93%, AF63).
The price difference between the Cyberstorm and the Warp Engine isn't as great as you might think. Amazingly the 50Mhz 68060 Cyberstorm is actually cheaper than a 40Mhz 68040 Warp Engine, although its lack of SCSI interface as standard must be taken into account when you work out the costs.
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|(0) 10 YEARS OF W THE AMIGA Many films and TV series have used the Amiga and the Video Toaster to create stunning special effects. Films and series starring the Amiga include Babylon 5, Robocop, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: The Next Generation and SeaQuest DSV. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Animation company use the Amiga extensively and Foundation Imaging, responsible for the Amiga graphics on Babylon 5, won an Emmy for their work.
Fun watching each new chip coming along offering new facilities and more power.
The Motorola 68060 chip is the end of an incredible line, and it's a great way to bow out. It's traditional to end reviews of this nature with pleas to be allowed to keep the hardware. This time is no different, with the exception that I'm holding members of the Cyberslorm designers' family hostage until they say I can keep this card. & Cyberstorm comes with three pieces of software: an Enforcer look-alike, a patcher to help it cope with FPU instructions, and a snooper to help keep track of naughty programs.
CYBERSTORM 50MHZ 68060 DISTRIBUTOR Harwoods 01773 836781 PRICE 68060 50Mhz: £999.95 68040 40Mhz: £749.95 SCSI-2 module: £169.95 SCSI-2 module plus Ethernet: £389.95 All prices may vary in line with the Sterling Deutschmark exchange rate.
Please check with Harwoods.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS A4000. May work in A3000 with alterations to case.
QUALITY • • • • • Very well made. Clever modular design and high-quality components.
MANUAL ••• Reasonably clear, but the 68060 section consists of a few pages stapled on the end and no technical details.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • The 68060 is largely transparent to software: it just runs a lot quicker.
FEATURES • •• • « Modular design means cards and SCSI- 2 interfaces can be added bit-by-bit.
VALUE • • • t Compared to a 40Mhz 68040 card it is a bargain.
"Not quite as fast as you might hope, but it's still faster than the fastest 68040."
If. Like me. You already have a Warp Engine and make use of the embedded SCSI-2 interface it would be a tough decision as to whether to upgrade or not.
If you haven’t yet upgraded your A4000 (or Amiga 3000 - the Cyberstorm card should work if you are prepared to butcher the A3000's case), the choice is obvious: buy one as soon as you get the chance.
Let's face it, the only other way you'll ever get to speed up your Lightwave renders is to cough up enough money to buy a car and then buy one of the DEC Alpha based Raptor-style workstations.
In a perfect world Motorola would be churning out these chips for next to nothing, and we would all be plugging them into our next generation Amigas. As the next stage of Amiga development, the current speed up is a little disappointing.
The greatest benefit would be obtained from specially optimised programs and operating systems, and the way things are at the moment we can but hope enough of the 68060 cards appear to make it worthwhile.
I am very keen to see if the promised 68060 add-on card for die Warp Engine ever appears. I’ve now used every member in the Motorola 680x0 family. It has been Ill CD ...... DO ¦ m I C m m lBi LD
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Graeme Sandiford gives his A1200 a new image with the HiQ PowerStation.
There comes a time in every Amiga-user’s life when they have to reach out and broaden their computing base, to take their system beyond its present limitations.
Right, enough sentimental nonsense. Most Amiga-users want their machines to go faster, store more information and to take advantage of new media.
The trouble is, choosing which expansion route to take is far from easy - especially when dealing with the A1200.
Until recently there have not been many options for A1200-owners who want to expand their machines. You could add a hard disk, memory, and even accelerators, easily and relatively neatly inside die A1200's casing. However, adding a SCSI interface or a CD-ROM drive wras not such a clear-cut decision. Should you buy an accelerator which has a SCSI interface under development and then buy an external SCSI CD-ROM drive, or wait for Commodore to release their CD 12(H)? And what about getting a bigger hard drive?
Then came the Overdrive PCMCIA hard drives and CD-ROM drives and more recently the Squirrel SCSI interface. If you don't already know, the Squirrel (AF69, 93%) is an incredible piece of hardware diat enables you to connect up to 7 SCSI devices. Now there's another option, made possible by the Squirrel - the PowerStation from HiQ Ltd. Although the PowerStation is primarily of use to A1200 owners, pretty much any SCSI interface-equipped Amiga can be used with it.
Essentially the PowerStation is a PC casing without the PC. However, unlike the
7. 5 unit from Ramiga, you don't get any Zorro slots for your
A1200. The PowerStation acts as a simple housing in which you
place all your hard disks, CD- ROM drives, SyQuest drives,
tape drives and anything else you want to (except small pets
of course).
So how does it all work? The backbone of the system is the Squirrel which connects your A1200's PCMCIA port to the SCSI connector at the rear of the case. To avoid the need for more than one power lead, the A1200's power needs are met by a thriftily constructed lead which connects internally to a power cable - just like a drive. To power up your machine you just press the power button on the case.
Because there is no need to remove your machine's motherboard, installing the PowerStation is a straightforward anti easy procedure. You simply plug in the Squirrel and power lead - the whole process look 10 minutes (most of which was taken up by the software installation).
The software has several options and device drivers. This includes software emulation of the CD32 to enable you to play CD32 games if you have a twin-speed CD-ROM drive. The device drivers that have been supplied include support for IBM-formatted Floptical drives (in 720K.
1. 44Mb or 21Mb modes) and IBM- formatted 270Mb SyQuest
cartridges.
These drivers can simply be copied across to your devs drawer, but you'll probably need to adjust the tool types in order to specify the unit's SCSI ID.
0 HIQ POWERSTATION t- G Z HI o 0 VI So what do you get for money then?
Well, it depends which options you go for because there arc several configurations available, from an empty box to one full of as much hardware as you can cram inside.
In fact, there is a choice of two casings - a Desktop and a Tower version, each of which has advantages and disadvantages.
The Desktop unit can be supplied, for an extra £30. With two internal speakers along with controls for volume bass and treble. The drawback is the accessibility of its five bays - more than enough for most people. Three are accessible from the outside and can be filled with floppy, CD- ROM or SyQuest drives, the other two arc- ideal for hard disk or other drives that don't need to lie accessed regularly. The speakers produce a fair amount of noise (10 watts) with relative clarity, but would have difficulty competing with most hi-fis.
The Tower unit has more bays that can be used for drives that need to be easily accessed - four, with one internal. This is the system the company advise most customers to purchase, although it cannot be fitted with speakers. They suggest that you buy a pair of external speakers for £49.95 - they would wouldn't they.
However, the external speakers do add a whole new dimension in sound quality and power. These little cream-coloured boxes arc capable of belting out 80 watts of music power. For those of you not into stereo technology, let's just say they are very, very powerful and definitely worth £50.
Both of these cases, complete with power supply, cost £99.95 each. You can also purchase a special PowerStation Pack which includes a twin-spccd CD-ROM drive, Squirrel interface and a free CD (MeetingHearts If) and costs £299.95. HiQ can also add a combination of drives from their range to any of the systems. For example, you could add a 270Mb 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA Arthur C Clarke is a long-time user of the Amiga. His recent book. Snows Of Olympus features Wife Pro renderings of the surface of Mars.
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So those are the options. It's a simple idea, but is die PowerStation good value?
You could buy a Squirrel and an external CD-ROM (about £230) or you could buy a PC case and alter it yourself (£40-£90 for the case and £140 for the drive).
Making your own system sounds easy, but you could end up with two blackened cases if you get the wiring wrong. Buying an external CD-ROM drive seems like a cheaper option, but if you add another external SCSI drive you'll have to pay for another case as well, which works out at £90 plus the price of the drive.
The PowerStation is impressive, it's easy to install and highly expandable. If you are a hardware whizz you could make your own. Otherwise, this an excellent solution for long-term expansion. O FEATURES •••• An excellent utilisation of the Squirrel interface that provides plenty of scope for expansion.
VALUE • • • • You could make your own for less, but this is safer and easier.
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ProGrab"1 supports any Amiga with Kicks tart 2 04 or later and I 5Mb free RAM Back in the heady A1000 days, we had to make do with the CLI.
Each Kickstart version had something in common in that the Workbench was virtually useless for most tasks. So useless that some people never booted Workbench at all.
All well and good, but tasks like selectively copying a lot of files from one drive to another was very keyboard intensive and with no history key, if you made a mistake in an AmigaDOScommand you had to type it in all again. Relief came with a program called CllMale.
Here was the traditional split-screen view with the source on one and the destination on the other, that we came to love - click on this file. Rename. Click on a lot. Copy. Ahh yes, it was so much better for everyday tasks.
Later on our liquidated friends improved the Operating System to the stage where Workbench was actually usable for moderately complex tasks. For the first time ever, a group of exclusive Workbench Amiga enthusiasts came into being.
The CLI was also improved and a host of innovative directory utilities became popular. Then along came Directory Opus.
It too has had a history of revisions but with the advent of version 4. There was My own Directory Opus 5 screen. Everything I wanted and more.
Directory Opus 5 nothing to touch it. Mainly due to the incredible array of configuration that was possible, it was Directory Opus 4 that scored the highest mark ever to be awarded by Amiga Format, equal best with Lightwave. In Issue 45 it scored a near perfect 98 per cent. Thus, the stage was set. Could there be a sequel to match?
Directory Opus 4 is widely regarded as one of the best-written and most useful Amiga utilities imaginable. Mat Bettinson discovers that Directory Opus 5 is even better... In December of 1993, development halted on Directory Opus 4 and some of the alternatives began to rival the AFC-old winner. Litde software had caused the stir that the long-awaited (and late) Directory Opus 5 has caused.
The first time I saw Opus 5 was at last year's World Of Amiga Show. It looked like This is what I call multitasking! Of the top two listers, a large LHA archive is being created from the left to right hence the output window above. The bottom two listers are engaged fn a copy across HD partitions.
A disk in DFO: is being formatted too.
Another Workbench! Dr Greg Perry of GP Soft said: "Click on an icon” while I was looking at the tool bar on this Workbench that said Directory Opus.
I clicked on an icon and in a Hash I was staring at the window that had popped open. It was a mini lister, the thing that's half the screen on the old style directory utilities. Cottoning on to this, I clicked on several. The screen was quickly covered in overlapping listers! Unbelievable.
Now that I've got to use the program on my machine, I've never ceased to be impressed with its operation. The most incredible thing is that it's actually smaller and faster than Opus 4.
Something that needs to he explained is how Opus 5 works. When you open a lister, it's a completely separate task.
Opening another and tying those two listers together as a source and destination allows you to kick off an operation and they'll happily do it while you open other listers and do the same thing.
Even the variety of Preference editors can be launched simultaneously if you feel like a fiddle with the Prefs during a lengthy copy. No waiting, just open another lister and start working on the next task.
Now that we're in the replacement Workbench frame of mind, the rest of the package also fits in perfectly within the theme. Buttons are no longer fixed affairs that live at the bottom of your screen. Oh no, far from it. You create your own button windows completely. Bringing up the Button editor, you're able to add rows and columns of buttons to the desired dimensions. Incredibly, the button window you create has a large resizing range. It's possible to create horizontal or vertical button windows depending on which you chose to start with.
Changing the fundamental layout of the buttons is possible at any stage, even after editing each button to the desired operation and colour. It's also possible to create button windows with images inside rather than just the more traditional text.
Many examples are provided, as with the button banks, including a few that are pretty much like the old Opus 4 layout.
C z hi « 0 Ul Suffice to say the configuration options are superb. Editing the palette and having precise control over User Pens enables you to use only the screen colour Continued overleaf e depth that you need - load your favourite backdrop and you have enough custom-created colours for all your buttons. As with Opus 4, there's extensive file-type recognition preferences. Any type of File can be configured to perform a task when used in conjunction with an action.
It's not only the basic method of operation that's changed with Opus 5.
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1 choose to run it when I need to. There is certainly little reason to use Workbench unless you really like icons in windows.
Something to remember is that Opus is tied to the Workbench now. When you snap-shot the windows and drive icons, this is performed on the actual Workbench too, since they are using the same data. So it's necessary to decide at some point which one you'll be resizing all the time or which one to lose completely.
As far as configurability goes with Opus
5. It's obscene. Just to perform one operation there are dozens
of ways you could do it - a button, an Image Icon, a menu on
Ofms itself or on the listers. How about a tiny gadget on the
listers even?
Each operation can consist, as with Ofms 4, of a multitude of commands which can be built-in or use external programs or AmigaDOS or Arexx scripts. The listers themselves are incredibly complex but Opus 5 blending into an average Workbench?
Nope. It's Opus replacing the Workbench. In this case you can see a module player and some BBS software open on the Opus screen.
Program Group* with little touches like the excellent keyboard short-cuts, scrolling around the listers with the right mouse button and changing the drive that a lister is viewing by simply dropping an icon on it. Gives you the feeling that you haven't even scratched the surface.
64-35-95 « 31 PH6•FTP7. 42 2* ti Force of habit keeps me returning to the CL1, where my old argument used to be that a multitude of operations could be performed in different Cl.Is simultaneously. Now this is the case with Opus 5. I'm sold. Bye bye CL1!
Being able to discard all the listers when not required gives you a welcome empty screen. Ideal for launching any third-party program to act on the files selected in a lister moments before - no spare public screens eating your memory.
GP Soft have elected not to include a THE ANATOMY OF A LISTER 1-1 I B-TB-T w ¦ ¦¦¦¦¦ -rf ¦ "C r ¦ ¦ 1_J ttr :i Sh 1 BLS '7M sflHI e ik |ig[®|Ea t£0 mlotetoTa ieTSi ALIENPATROL.LZX ANDROIDS-JPG ANINALS.JPG ATLAS6. JPG 117284 08-Feb-95 69065 30 Oct 94 122220 19 Nov 94 49697 01-Dec-94 11 =23 2: 19 12: 19 9:55 v BBS:FILES flrt-Renders V 3 Info Bar details: D:[Dirs sel Total dirs] F:[Files sel Total files] B:[Bytes sel Total nytes] g a Down Arrow: pop-up user definable menu.
Contains all other features.
GJLeft Arrow: device cache list. Previous directories. Parent Root.
Gd ; an Source Dest: source destination off control. Lock, iconify and edit.
The Dopus 5 Lister default tool bar gadgets: Gets a device list in the lister.
Lister moves to parent directory.
Hi Select all files and directories in lister.
Bj Request to enter DOS pattern to select files and directories.
Ffl Make dir within the dir lister is pointing to.
EQ Copy files dirs from lister to destination (if it is present).
CfiQ Move files dirs from source to destination.
Itl Rename selected files dirs.
Q Delete selected files dirs.
Attempt to display selected files if pictures.
03: Attempt to play selected files if samples.
Q Pop-up protection flag edit window Itl Pop-up file-comment edit window
(T) DateStamp selected files Note: All these may be edited for
different pictures or icons. Even the tool bar can be
scrolled left and right if too many gadgets are created to
fit in the width of the lister.
SERIOUSLY AMIGA JUNE 1 995 File classes, actions outstrips what Opus 4 could achieve. The and user menus are upgrade price is so low dial Opus 5 is a now more powerful . R _ ' than they were in the necessity for Opus 4 users who have a taste old Opus. For more power. If you don’t have Opus 4, even more reason to pick up this release.
This is how Amiga software should be.
It's my public duty to order you all to buy this product instantly. ’Z) 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA Up to 30 minutes before the A3000 was officially launched Commodore in 1990 were still denying its existence. It wasn't until Kelly Sumner took control of Commodore UK that any pre-release Information was given to the press, even though many journalists seemed to know more about what their engineers were working on than Commodore did.
DopusS is much more powerful, but you will need to invest some time in configuring it to your own needs.
Module player in this version. It's easy to launch any PI) module player such as Hifrpo Player or Smart Play and have them iconify on Opus while doing their thing.
A lovely new command function to provide the name of the public screen will help out greatly there. I ran Opus 5 on a Cybergraphics screen in 16-bit 65,535 colours and used CyberWindows to display some JPEGs. Incredible! Shame there isn't a Cybergraphics screen grabber. Arexx enthusiasts will be pleased, Opus 5 is even more powerful in that area and the multitasking of each lister makes it shine.
As usual it won't be long before there's a host of excellent utilities for Opus 5 written in Arexx to perform minor miracles.
The Opus 5 feel is one of understated power. It provides true multitasking and efficiency like I've never felt before. Even the massive About screen is gone, replaced by a nicely animated monochrome logo.
The only drawback with Opus 5 is that it needs more tweaking to be as useful tight away as Opus 4. You’ll have to spend a while setting it up but the potential far Wizard 01322 272908 PRICE £59.99 - RRP £29.99 - Dopus 4 upgrade SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Workbench 2 or better.
SPEED • • • • • Considerably faster than Dopus 4 with file operations, but it takes a while to load complex button banks.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • You kidding? It's even got wheel-chair ramps! If you don't like how something is done, change it.
MANUAL •• • • • Well laid out, easy to read, well indexed and compact. Lovely.
DISTRIBUTOR I'm blowed if I can think of something it doesn't do. Hell, it showed me a few things I didn't know I wanted to do!
VALUE • • • • • A steal at this price. Even cheaper upgrading from Dopus 4. If only all software was this good value.
“The sales blurb says: The power of the Amiga realised.
It couldn't be more apt. Essential.” 95% Genlocks There are many elements that need to be looked at before you decide which genlock is right for your video work - from making sure you have enough room on your desk to accommodate the genlock, to the type of connectors carrying the video signals.
To help you with your buying decisions, we asked Steve McGill to test 12 of the best genlocks around. He tells you which would be the best choice for you.
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And on our ShopperChoice disk we have three indispensible full programs - Bartender, Filer 3.23 and Rubbish Dump. Plus, an Imagine object and the usual tutorial files.
Amiga is 10 years old this year. To ex-Amiga Shopper editor Richard Baguley looks back over the past decade in the life of our favourite machine.
He takes us through the good times, the bad times, the people and products that have made the Amiga one of the most popular computers ever. Raise your glasses to another 10 glorious years!
Siegj.h j a si Antivirus l?of lional SERIOUSLY AMIGA JUNE 1 995 19:19:381 j |Finishedf Siegfried RnHvirus Professional V1.2 25.02.95 C: SetPatchHrgCop Subdirs : On Ibipack : Off Protocol : Viruses: Couit Directories Fi tes Executables Viruses Files: 175 Virus: 8 The SAP brainfiles not only identify viruses, but they can also recognise many harmless bootblock utilities.
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SIEGFRIED ANTI-VIRUS PROFESSIONAL One of ihe unfortunate claims to fame that the Amiga has is the large repertoire of evil viruses. These started appearing fairly early in the life of the Amiga, and have lingered on in various forms ever since, like Chinese flu.
The early viruses were simple affairs, which just seized control of your Amiga every now and then to display a silly message. More harmful versions followed.
Fortunately, they were quite easy to find, and, thanks to the efforts of Steve Tibbet, who produced Virus-X, they were not much of a problem. But over the years they have developed into a hazard. Although less prevalent than a few years ago, there are still plenty that can cause real damage.
SAPis aimed directly at users who are worried about viral infection of their life’s work. The high-risk groups are people who use disks when they don't know exactly where they came from - PD exchanged with friends, downloaded from Bulletin Boards (although most are very thorough) or accessed over the Internet.
SAP, unlike the popular PD programs, does not remain in the background checking every disk you access and monitoring the system vectors. It is a tool, a program you run like any other, which is designed to hunt and eradicate viruses.
The scan modes are very thorough, and SAP includes many features I haven't seen on the Amiga before - like being able to compile a list of filelengths to check for link viruses. You can also compile lists of Checksum values and dates. The possibility of a virus infecting a file without changing one of these is minimal.
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DISTRIBUTOR Siren Software 0500 340548 PRICE £39.99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Workbench 1.3 and above. 1Mb and hard drive recommended.
SPEED • • • • It rattled through a 1Gb drive in a little over five minutes.
MANUAL • • • Informative, although a little difficult to follow in parts.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • For simple checking, just click on a button. More advanced use is slightly harder to set up.
Expect this software to find, and quite probably identify it. The brainfiles, a database of profiles of Amiga viruses that comes with the software, detail a great number of viruses that I’ve never heard of.
The software doesn't need the brainfiles to identify something suspicious, but it gives the program an idea of what virus you have. It can also help identify non-harmful, non-standard bootblocks, such as Viruscope for turning off AGA features, or boot menu programs. Siegfried intend to update the brainfiles, and the manual comes with a list of BBS numbers so you can download new versions.
The manual goes into considerable detail about the operation of the software.
L iner Tiner (Hirktei 1) Traveling Jack 3 Traveling Jack k Xeno 2 XPR-Speeder V3.2 Beethoven Disk-KiIler 1.0 Hunk lab ConpuPhagozyte Ivc 0SC101 D-Structure fl D-Structure B D-Structure C which isn't as straightforward as it could have been. Neither is the translation, but it is livable with. As well as the standard bootblock check, the link virus scan searches directories, block by block or through each hunk of every code file.
The program is fairly easy to use, but unlike PD programs such as Virus_Checkrr or VirusZ, you can’t just leave it in the background to protect you against invasion. But it is definitely more thorough than the PD checkers.
SAP is certainly worth considering if you don't enjoy the prospect of losing your software overnight. But it is probably safe to use the PD checkers on a day to day basis, and use .SAP on new disks. © FEATURES • • • • • Possibly the most thorough virus protection system for the Amiga.
VALUE • • • • Considering the BBS support and the wealth of features, this is quite a reasonable price.
"SAP is certainly a program which will be used regularly in the AF offices."
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Centre 213PJ Itoist Graeme Sandiford discovers a new database
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Twist Scr*«n ...... ? I Pat ab«s»: Groups. D» [BroupHswsI H rnordi I El' - |9 flu.ry | T | ~ fidd |C Edit B«l.t»| Grouptone Memberl Memtoer2 Membi 1B15S QUERIES This is a useful feature that can make finding the information you want much easier. It works by temporarily restricting access to a few records.
To determine which records will be included in a query, you can set certain conditions, such as finding all the records which have a value greater than, or equal to a certain figure, or records that share a text string.
Nft Lfrice Qarite Ame Lennox AcdfM David A. Stewart n (ban I RELATIONAL DATABASES A relational database is one that is linked to another database by one or several fields.
This can be particularly useful when you have several databases with similar contents.
| [Groups GfoniName | [ConductoT [Orchestra I IrftcordLabet I 11 IcatNui I know what you're thinking, "Argh, not a database review - databases are boring!" Admittedly it's not as easy to get as excited over the release of a new database as it is with a new graphics program. Most people regard databases as horrible little grey things that are simply a method of storing information and something you use only when you have to.
|P»rk side of th» Upon | |1 ||lp»»fc to w Br»ath» in tho ftir| I *3 1 The image o database programs has not been improved upon by the fact that the more powerful ones are horrendously complicated and it can therefore take an age to learn how to use them effectively.
It's bad enough having to input all your data in the first place, but having to wade through poorly-written manuals can turn a tiresome task into a nightmare.
Datastorr (88%, AF69) has gone some way to improving the situation by providing a range of relatively powerful features through an easy-to-use interface. However, despite its ease of use it could still benefit from more power, such as being able to handle and create relational databases.
This is where I'wist 2 comes in. It's an unnervingly-powerful database package that can still be used by people who are not members of MENSA. It has a host of useful features, an interface that is a joy to use and is highly configurable. At this point, you may be wondering what happened to Twist I. Well, the first version of the program never made it to the English-speaking market and was only available in Germany.
Twist's interface is n ui ion-based and because it follows Commodore's interface design guidelines closely you should be able to get to grips with it in no time at all.
When viewing a database Twist gives you two choices on how the information is displayed. You can select Record View, which displays the information in the same layout as defined by die database's form.
Alternatively, you can make use of the program's List Mode which display's records in the form of a list. The List Mode is a great way to get an overview of several records, but is limited in the amount of information that can be displayed (in this mode you're unable to display images too).
Creating a new database is a relatively straightforward process. As soon as you have selected a name for your database an edit field requester pops up which can then be used to add fields. From here you need only give each field a name and specify ils type, such as text, dale or numeric. You can also choose lo encrypt the database to keep important data from snooping siblings. This creates a basic form -just the fields you have entered in a column. If you want to create a more complicated or visually appealing database
- the main reason for buying Twist rather than a cheaper
alternative - then you need to go to the Form Editor.
The Form Editor works on a drag-and- drop principle - you simply drag the object type you wish to place on your form to a position you're happy with and release your mouse button. Your existing fields can be moved and re-sized just as easily and if you are unhappy with an object you can delete it by dragging it to the trash button. To help you keep your forms neat and tidy you can use a snap to grid tool and the alignment tool.
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This is an excellent feature to have been included and as the number of DataTypes continues to increase it will become invaluable.
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Relational links can be used to link fields of different databases. For example, if you have a database of Cds you can link it with a database of bands, or one of songs if you want. And once you've done this you can gain access to any information stored in other databases quickly and easily.
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Twist's Arexx support is excellent.
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I have an unexpanded 1200. I am wondering whether to buy an accelerator, so please help me decide by answering these questions : Workbench Mick Veitch answers another selection of technical queries from the bulging Workbench postbag, casting light where before there was darkness. Send your letters to: Workbench, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
1. Most accelerator boards use the 68030 processor. Am I right in
thinking that only OS- legal programs written in specific
68030 code can benefit with speed increases? Would
self-booting disks work with it?
2. An MMU is used for virtual memory programs.
Is that its only function?
3. Would a floating point unit increase the speed of calculations
in a big spreadsheet and is there much point in having one
where it is clocked faster than the CPU?
Anon
1. No, I'm afraid you aren't correct, although it's an easy
mistake to make. The 68030 is better than the 68020 because it
runs faster internally (and is available in faster speeds) and
has a built-in cache, but it is almost 100 per cent downwardly
compatible. Any program will run faster on the 68030 than the
68020 (probably at least twice as fast), but programs written
especially for the 68030 will run a tiny bit faster still.
2. The MMU (Memory Management Unit) can remap any area of
memory to any other. One use is to fool programs into using a
hard disk as system memory, but it is also possible to use the
MMU to remap the Kickstart ROM which die Amiga’s Operating
System uses in system RAM (and gains a slight speed increase).
The MMU is also required by the programming tool Enforcer
which can use it to ensure programs under test don't try to
access any memory they shouldn't.
3. Whether or not a Floating Point Unit makes a difference
depends on the spreadsheet program.
To take full advantage of the FPU die program needs to be written especially for it - there must FEELING A BIT FLAT?
I have an A1200 with a 40Mb hard drive and a Viper 030 accelerator board. A few weeks ago, I unfortunately lost all my information on my Workbench partition.
I installed everything again and it all works fine. My problem is that my dock doesn't work.
Is this a problem in the installation of my Workbench or with my accelerator? How do I get the dock to work again?
S Ambrosi, NSW. Australia How doesn’t the clock work? Does it load or does it forget the time? I need more information to give you a definite answer. But to check the first possibility get hold of a program called SnoopDos (which is widely available in the Public Domain) to see what is happening as the clock program loads. Otherwise it sounds like the battery on the Viper card is flat, so get it replaced.
Be a specific FPU version of the program.
Alternatively, if the spreadsheet uses certain Amiga maths libraries it too will benefit: otherwise there will not be any noticeable difference.
An FPU which is clocked faster than the processor will obviously work faster, but not as quickly as you might hope. For example, a 50Mhz 68882 FPU and 50MHz 68030 will not work twice as fast as a 25MHz 68882 FPU on the same system.
You would be better saving your money to speed up the 68030 as well.
POWER UP?
I bought a Viper 68030 4Mb accelerator board for ray A1200, fitted it and booted up, everything seemed fine - nice speedy boot up, Workbench telling me I now had 4Mb Fast RAM and so on... until I tried to run Wordworth 2 AGA. It started to load but I then got the Program Failed requester.
OK, so it happens now and again, I just reset my A1200 to try again, but it now refuses to boot up from my hard disk. The only way I can get the hard disk to boot up is to switch the Amiga off and back on again. I tried to ran some more programs, all of which crashed, and I then had to go through switching off and on each time.
Is this a fault with the Viper board or something to do with my hard drive? It is an Expansion Systems Dataflyer XDS 3.5-inch external IDE drive which I bought from Trilogic in December 1993. Could it be that the Viper board and the hard drive are proving too much for my power supply? If so what can I do to remedy this?
Atm Onimus.
London It does sound like a power problem, especially if the hard drive does not have its own supply.
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INSTALLING F1GP I have read with interest a number of letters regarding the hard disk installation of Microprose's most excellent game Formula One Grand Prix, which I purchased several years ago on its initial release. At that time I was using an A500 Plus and I have since upgraded to an A4000 030 and was anxious to run the program from hard disk. My initial attempts installed the program on my System partition, but I had already decided on three partitions: System, Games and Work.
With some help from Chris at the late Phoenix Computers, Leeds, I altered my user startup (below) the result is that the program happily intalls to any of the desired partitions using the install routine on the F1GP disk four (only one file is installed on System Workbench called gp.dat). I am mystified at Microprose's advice regarding Amiga hard disk installation, because I rang them several months ago regarding any proposed upgrades to F1GP, and they told me that it was impossible to play from hard disk even though I explained at great length what to do.
I hope this is of some help to the people out there. Incidentally, if you select the original display and NTSC from the early startup menu the game runs quicker.
C : HighDensityPatch copy NIL: SYS:S RAM.info TO RAM: Disk.info ; added by Magic WB ASSIGN dhO: Work: ASSIGN dhO: Games: ASSIGN KOTS: Games: ASSIGN PARAMS: Work:Utllities DlskCopy Lockpick ASSIGN Utilities: Work: ASSIGN OctaMED: Work:Music OctaMED ASSIGN Maverick: Work:Utilities DlskCopy Maverick of system RAM, which means programs crash for no readily apparent reason - possibly causing the hard drive to become corrupt (Invalid Bitmap) and in need of a disk utility like Ami-Bork Tools or Quarterback Tools, or a good reformat.
The solution is a new, beefier power supply and you can get ready-to-plug-in-and-go units from Datel Electronics (01782 744707) among others.
It might also be worth getting hold of a Public Domain hardware test program to make sure your RAM module is working perfecdy.
COMM AND GET IT I have a standard A1200 with a 64Mb hard drive and I have been given a CASE 4524 modem. Is it compatible with my A1200 if I buy a Comms package? I am a beginner to Comms, so could you please recommend a good package at a low price and tell me where I can buy a BB25S-JA cable for it because the one I have is only six inches long?
I have a copy of InterOffice, but it won’t install to hard disk. What shall I do because I really need it to be faster than it is on floppies?
I AM 10 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA Versions of Workbench up to 1.2 had secret messages coded into them which were displayed on the menu bar when various key combinations were pressed. The messages tended to be either ridiculous or less than complementary about other machines.
Unfortunately, this endearing practice was ruthlessly stamped out and later versions of Workbench are message free. } Finally, is there a package for creating Imagine textures and where Can I get it from?
Karl Titcomb, Temple Combe, Somerset ASSIGN Music_Mouse: Work:Muslc MusicMouse Music_Mouse ASSIGN DHO: HDO: ASSIGN DH1: HD1: ASSIGN DH2: HD2: ASSIGN TETREN: Games:TETREN ASSIGN Indexer: Work:Utilitles Data Indexer ASSIGN Frontier: Games:Frontler Frontler Jon Hart, Bolton. Lancashire MORE F1GP Here's a useful tip for playing the ever-engaging F1GP on a standard A1200 without having to swap disks.
1. Never use the original disks, always make copies of them.
2. From the Workbench C drawer, copy the Assign and Copy files to
disk no. 2 C drawer.
3. Using Ed, change the startup-sequence on disk two as follows.
Copy FlGP_dlsk_«3: ? RAM: All Assign FlGP_dlsk_ 3:«? RAM: Formula One Grand Prix Never having heard of CASE modems 1 can’t help much. If it is in anyway modern, it will hopefully have a V rating, such as V42, V34. If so, it should be compatible. If it doesn't have a normal looking serial cable (25-way female, identical in appearance to the parallel port at the back of the Amiga) it doesn't look good. If it does have a suitable connector, then a standard modem lead from any computer store will work fine.
Most Comms packages are either Shareware or Freeware. Ask a PD library for a copy of Ncomm or Term, or alternatively buy Termite [mm HiSoft.
Why exactly won' t InterOffice install? Copy ALL the files over on to your hard disk, and make sure you use ASSIGN to fool the program into thinking it is still running from floppy. For example, make a drawer on the Work: partition on your hard drive called Office. Copy all the files into it, then open a Shell and enter: assign work:office name of the floppy disk with Inter Office on it Imagine textures need to be programmed in C or Assembler, not in any form of Macro language.
4. Save the new sequence having first made the file writable.
Now boot from disk two. Disk three will copy into RAM, leaving disk four in the drive.
Everything seems to work fine and I'm sure that hard drivin' speed junkies everywhere will appreciate the convenience.
In the absence of a hard disk, the same process also works well with PGA Tour Golf.
1. On the PGA program disk create a new drawer called C and from
Workbench copy over the Assign and Copy files.
2. Re-write the startup-sequence as follows: Copy -PGA Tour
Courses:" *? RAM: All Assign "PGA Tour Courses:" RAM: Golf
3. Boot as normal. The initial set-up takes a little longer than
normal, but it's worth it Anon Thank you very much for your
help. I'm sure lots of F1GP and PGA Tour Golf fans out there
are very appreciative of your efforts.
1 can only recommend you buy Foigrand Essence and uy to simulate the textures you are after.
CD32 CONNECTIONS I would like some information on fitting an external hard drive to a CD52 SX-1 combo. The external IDE cable connector is described as a standard DB37 to which I would like to attach a
3. 5-inch hard drive. I have spoken to quite a few retailers,
including the technical support people at Indi from whom I
bought the SX-1, and nobody can tell me how to connect the two
because the DB37 port doesn't seem to be standard.
Everyone tells me to fit a 2.5-inch unit internally but it makes more economic sense to fit TALKING HEADS I am hoping to use AMOS Pro to create a talking head to help my son who has learning difficulties.
I have purchased the AMOS Pro User Guide and read the relevant chapters on synthetic speech but there is no example in the book covering the narrator mouth, it just refers you to the readymade example program, which I presume refers to the files not included on the Coverdisk.
A Melville, Frizington, Cumbria Using AMOS Professional is probably not the best way to go about trying to do this this, for several reasons.
First of all, are you sure the quality of the Amiga's (now rather aging) Speech Synthesizer is good enough? It was a 3.5-inch unit. The alternative would be to connect the drive externally using a cable threaded to the internal 44-pin connector and attach a power supply unit externally. Could you enlighten me as to what is required to do this and what use the DB37 connector could be put to?
My set-up is: CD32-SX-1, keyboard (PC AT), Power 1.76 high density disk drive. Philips CM8833 monitor, Datel Goliath 200 watt power supply unit. I will be fitting a 4Mb Simm shortly.
Ian Wilson, Barnsley, South Yorkshire The internal IDE interface is for a 2.5-inch drive, so fitting a 3.5-inch drive should only be a matter of obtaining the correct wiring. Trilogic (01274 691115) should be able to help you out on this one. You need to sort out the power supply for the
3. 5-inch drive yourself (the 2.5-inch drive gets its power from
the interface itself), probably by making an extra set of
connections to the Goliath system for 5 and 12 volts.
However, you must be aware that using the
2. 5-inch interface with 3.5-inch drive has inherent risks for
which you can't hold anyone other than yourself responsible.
Apparently the 2.5-inch interface lacks the buffering in
3.5-inch interfaces.
Other than that, it is probably worth a try.
CD32 ADVICE Could you please give me some advice on products that I can buy for my CD52.1 already have the SX-1 expansion box, a Zappo drive and an ABC printer, but I would like to buy some memory and maybe a hard drive, but I haven’t got a clue what kind my SX-1 is compatible with. Does SENSI SLOWDOWN I have a standard A4000 040. My question is why Sensible Soccer (all versions except S1VOS, although the demo is the same) seems to move sluggishly on my machine and then speeds up to what I think is the normal speed of the game and then returns to moving sluggishly again.
Why the constant switching? It makes the game difficult to play and spoils enjoyment. Is it the same with your A4000 040 machines? Or don't you playtest on that platform? Or, is there something wrong with my machine? I don't think there is. Any ideas?
Daniel Kitingan, Adelaide, Australia E-mail: etdkitinganQeconomics.adelaide.edu.au The A4000 040 features a processor which does not run in sync with the rest of the Amiga: it has to wait around for short periods of time for the rest of the dropped from Workbench 3 onward, so if you have an A1200 you might not even have the necessary speech synthesizer libraries.
Instead I would recommend you buy a sound sampler, and sample your own voice which will at least sound human. Digitise the Teddy Bear's face, and load it into Deluxe Paint There you will be able to transform the mouth into the shapes to give the impression of movement. Alternatively, digitise a human face talking to get the correct mouth shapes automatically.
Playing back the animation and sound sample at the same time might be achievable with a variety of Public Domain utilities, but I would strongly suggest you use a program such as CanDO. I have used this program in the past to create a talking head and can recommend it. You could also try Scala because playing animation and sound is one of the tasks it is particularly good at.
It take an external hard drive or an external one?
What is the most reliable one and can I buy it with Workbench installed?
Is it true that the CD32 has Kickstart 3.1 and if it does, could you tell me where I can buy the disks and manuals for Workbench 3.1?
P Harvey, Parhlands, Glasgow The SX-1 will take a standard 72-pin 4Mb SIMM available from most Amiga dealers. It will also allow a 2.5-inch IDE hard drive to be fitted internally. Ask Trilogic (01274 691115) for prices.
The C.D32 has a slighdy modified Kickstart 3 fitted, but it will certainly run Workbench 3 perfecdy well. The official manuals are not available, but any books relating to the A1200 (the A1200 Insider series and Mastering A migaDOS from Bruce Smith Books) will be just as applicable.
DIY A1200 Because you can't buy an A1200 for love nor money, is it possible to build my own? A sort of DIY A1200. If so, how much would it cost to do it?
SA of the North East The big problem is that the Amiga is a lot more than a 68020. Some memory, a floppy disk drive and a keyboard. It is simply not possible to build your own custom chips (without a large chip fabrication plant) and if you did I'm sure the new owners would want a word about copyright.
What you could do is buy a Z5 Towercase from Ramiga, and ask around for A1200 motherboards.
These do crop up every so often so keep a look out. Other hardware fanatics are building a This is Sensible Soccer being played on a perfectly normal bog standard A1200... problems. Try switching off the processor caches from the boot menu, and try as many degrader programs as possible: including NoFastMem. Failing all that, send me the A4000 and I'll send you an A1200 in return.
System to catch up. Normally this isn't a problem, but we can only assume in the case of a game like Sensi (which was probably not coded in a very system friendly way) this asynchrous behaviour can lead to 581 AMIGA Hq Disk 67a FORMAT "JiEAHOS : Needs AMOS PRO: The ultimate BASIC Worth 1Mb programming tool for your Amiga! £50!
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KEY QUESTION I opened my A500 and took off the keys. I cleaned them with cotton wool and a dab of water. Now the caps lock light flashes and none of the other keys work except the reset keys. Is this something to do with me cleaning the keyboard, or is it a virus or something wrong with the keyboard?
Fasih Hassan, London Doesn't sound like a virus: I think you have damaged the keyboard. Check all the electrical connections (if possible lift the lid on the A500 and check the wires arc secure) and make sure nothing is shorting out the chips on the keyboard.
CPC Components (01772 654455) should be able to supply a replacement keyboard.
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Most of us gel lo grips with writing relatively simple AMOS games fairly quickly - whether it's a puzzle game or even a simple arcade shool-em- up, coding games in AMOS is surprisingly easy.
However, writing a game that comes even remotely close to commercial quality is an entirely different matter - keeping track of all those sprites and bobs (all of which seem to feature some form of artificial intelligence) is a task that can test the skills of even llie most proficient coder.
One solution would be to split your program into a series of mini-programs, each running alongside the other, but effectively separate. You could, for example, have one program to handle the movement of aliens, another to handle screen scrolling, another for missiles and so on. Sounds too good to be true? Don’t you believe it - this is exactly what AMAL lets you tlo.
Short for AMOS Animation I-anguapp, AMAL is a powerful system that enables you to run several tasks concurrently using what are known as interrupts. It's not too important lo understand the theory behind interrupts - suffice to say that they are handled by the Amiga’s own processor so all the hard work of swapping between tasks is performed transparently.
All you have to do is to write the code that is lo lie performed by each interrupt and your Amiga does the rest. What's more, you don't even need to update each interrupt -just set them running and they’ll carry on oblivious to what your main program is doing.
Writing the code which runs under an interrupt isn't quite as straightforward as writing a normal AMOS program, though. Instead, AMOS Professional provides a special set of commands AMAL REGISTERS One of the fundamental aspects of just about every programming language are variables, those clever electronic pigeon holes which can be used to store anything from a string of characters to a number. AMOS uses them and so does AMAL, although AMAL’s variables are somewhat different to the AMOS ones.
For starters, AMAL calls its variables registers and with good reason too - unlike like a 'real' programming language, AMAL does not allow you to give your variables personalised labels.
Instead, you must make use of 36 pre-defined registers which AMAL provides for you. Even worse, these registers can only hold numbers.
AMAL registers come in two flavours - local registers and global registers. Although both may seem similar, there's one fundamental difference - while global variables can be shared between AMAL programs, each AMAL program has its own set of local variables which - although they have the same name - can hold different values. This can prove particularly useful because you can use a global variable to hold values that may be needed by other sections of your program Although global variables are shared between AMAL programs, each AMAL channel has its own set of local variables which are kept
completely separate from other channels and your main AMOS program.
(the screen offset value of your game's display, for example).
AMAL provides a total of 26 different global registers, each of which starts with the letter R (for register). The first global register is called RA, the second RB, followed by RC and so on. Not surprisingly, the 26th global register is called RZ.
Local variables follow a similar pattern but instead of having 26 at your disposal, you only get 10 local variables. Once again, these variables start with the letter R but this time the second character is a number between 0 and 9 (R0, R1. R2 and so on).
AMAL also provides three additional local variables which are hard wired into the object that your AMAL program controls. Here's a quick run-down of what each does: X: This special register holds the current X coordinate of the object your AMAL program is controlling. If you're controlling a sprite or a bob, this register holds the current X co-ordinate of that object. What's more, you can easily move that object horizontally simply by writing a new value to this register.
Y: This register holds the current Y co-ordinate of the object your AMAL program is controlling.
Once again, you can move the object by changing the value held in this register.
A: The A register holds the number of the current image assigned to the object your AMAL program is controlling. By changing this value, you can easily animate a sprite or bob.
Tutorial AMOS TUTORIAL JUNE 1 995 Hem- Hem * AMAL is particularly handy for handling the movement of aliens, mainly because their movement is rarely very complex.
Rem "¦ Here’s our AMAL program... AS = “ Let HA = 0" AS=AS*”A: Let HA = HA+ 4” A$ =AS+" If HA 320 Jump B” A$ =A$ +” Jump C” Channel command. Here are those Channel commands in all their glory: A$ =A$ +”B: Let HA = 0” A$ =A$ +” Jump C” A$ =A$ +”C: Let X = HA” Channel to Sprite Channel to Bob A$ =A$ +” Pause” A$ =A$ +” Jump A” Channel to Screen Display Channel 1 To Screen Offset 0 Channel to Screen Offset Amal 1,AS Channel to Screen Size Amal On Channel to Rainbow Direct J 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA The first Amiga programming language was ABASIC by Bristol-based company Matacomco which only came with the first
A1000S. It was rush-released because Microsoft were unable to complete Amiga BASIC in time for it to be included with the A1000.
Once you've defined your AMAL program (don't panic, we will be covering the subject of writing AMAL programs in the next instalment of this tutorial), you need to do a little setting up before it will run.
The first step is to assign your AMAL program to what is known as a channel, the AMOS equivalent of an interrupt. AMOS provides 16 of these channels, each of which can be set up to run a single AMAL program.
Before you get too excited, AMAL does have one limitation which you should be aware of.
Unlike AMOS, AMAL programs need to be tied to a particular sprite, bob or screen. As a result, each AMAL program can only affect a single object (the movement of a single bob, for example). If you want to control more than just one sprite, one channel is required for each additional sprite. Thankfully. AMOS provides 16 separate AMAL channels, so there’s plenty of scope for more complex programs.
In order to define a channel, you need to tell AMOS which channel you wish to use by passing a value between 0 and 15 and - most importantly - what type of object the AMAL program will effect, followed by the identifier number for that object.
To handle all of these different eventualities, AMOS provides six different permutations of its which have been designed specifically for the task.
These commands form the heart of AMAL. AMAI.
Commands are very simple but it's this very simplicity that allows them to run extremely fast.
In order to get AMAI. To do anything even remotely useful, you need to write an AMAL program, a section of code which must be embedded into your main program. Embedding an AMAL program is very easy, just assign the AMAI. Program to a string variable at the start of your program like so: A$ = “This is your AMAL program" A$ =A$ +“It can be several lines long” This command is straightforward enough - the channel parameter holds the number of the interrupt channel that the AMAL program is to be assigned to and the parameter STRVARS is the name of the string variable that holds your AMAL program.
With both of the objects you wish to control and your AMAL program assigned to an interrupt channel, all that remains to do is to bring the AMAL program to life with the Amal On command.
Anyway, that's enough of the theory - in the box on the top right is a simple demonstration program to whet your appetite for more. When you run this program you'll notice that the AMOS Direct Mode window appeals. There's a very good reason for this too - your AMOS program has stopped running although, because AMAI.
Programs run under interrupt, the screen continues to scroll. . '2?
With the channel safely allocated, you need to pass AMOS the name of the string variable that holds your AMAL program for that particular AMAL channel. The command to do this is as follows.
Amal CHANNEL, STRVAR$ Under normal circumstances, AMAL provides a maximum of 16 interrupt channels. This isn't a limitation imposed by AMOS or AMAL but the Amiga’s own processor. Although 16 channels will undoubtedly prove to be more than enough for most AMOS coders, you may find that you need more. Thankfully, AMOS has a solution in the shape of its powerful Synchro command which essentially allows you to turn off the Amiga's own hardware-based interrupts and run your AMAL programs directly from within your AMOS program.
The one big benefit of this approach is that you get far more channels to play with
- with interrupts turned off. The number of AMAL channels
available increases from 16 to 64. What's more, you can also
make use of special collision detection functions which are not
available when AMAL programs are run under interrupt.
In order to take advantage of this powerful facility, you need to start your program by turning off interrupts using the Synchro Off command. Once this is done, you can define your AMAL programs and run them.
However, each time any ot your AMAL programs waits for a vertical blank (using the AMAL 'Pause' command), you have to specifically tell them to restart using the Synchro command. If you don't, they'll just sit there dumbly.
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THE WORDWORTH COMPANION This tutorial is an extract from the book the Wordworth Companion which has been written to help Wordworth users design anything from letterheads to leaflets, from newsletters to invitations - and it uses easy- to-follow tutorials to show you how.
Written by Amiga DTP expert Larry Hickmott and with the full support of Digita International, the Wordworth Companion features many illustrations that show you just what Wordworth can do - results that you'd normally only expect from dedicated DTP software.
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One of the most important things you can do when creating templates for Wordworth is to gel Wordworth and your printer talking to each other. There is nothing worse than placing a box an inch from the left on your page and then finding it prints two inches from the left on the paper. The following tutorial aims to help you setup your Print Borders correctly. 1 am basing this tutorial on Normal (see Print Setup. Project menu) graphics-based printing. It does not apply to PostScript output or when using Printer Fonts. The aim is to produce a master template upon which every document you create
from now on will be based.
Because of the differences in printers and printer drivers, the following settings may not be the total solution in getting Wordworth or any other program to talk to your printer. With such a variety of printers and printer drivers available, some differences are to be expected. Wtiere possible, use Digita Print Manager for controlling your printer.
STEP 1 On Workbench, double-click on the Printer icon in the Workbench Prefs drawer. Select the printer driver you normally use and then set your preferences as per the screenshot below. When finished, click Save.
STEP 2 Now double-click on PrintGfx. Change your settings so they are the same as the screenshot shown below. Those with colour printers should set Shade to Colour. When finished, click Save.
STEP 3 If you have Digita Print Manager, make sure you don’t select Digita printer drivers from PrinterPrefs because they only work with Digita programs. To use the printer drivers that come with Digita Print Manager, select them from within Wordworth. If you do select the Digita printer driver, one such as Digita- LaserDriver, and save it as the default printer driver, you will get an error message when you go to print from programs that aren't published by Digita.
STEP 4 Digita Print Manager is a set of printer drivers and preferences programs that enable you to produce Ix'tter quality output from your printer. This includes giving you a wide range of dithers to choose from.
STEP 5 Run Wordworth. Choose Print Setup from the Project menu. Set the attributes as in the screenshot (Step 5) except the printer driver, because you need to make sure the printer driver appropriate for your printer is selected. The Print Borders are set to zero to establish how much of the paper your printer can print on. If you don't zero the print borders, you won't know what this is.
Printer Prefererx» Printer Type Dig i t a-La «rDriver Qener ic gpfax.drIvor RP.LaserJet LaserDriver PostScript 8creen_Printer STEP 1: Try using the settings shown in this screenshot before you start following this Wordworth tutorial.
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8rey Scale 1 Laft Edga lncha» 1t : |S | Threshold: 9 ¦ Density: 7 i LL: Snooth ing Center Picture Type: Lr I Ignore | width mam Hatsht : |ll? | Sava | Use I Cancal | STEP 2: Take a note of these settings and apply them to your own PrinterGfx. If you have a colour printer, you should set Colour as the Shade.
Big Printer Preferences Printer Type Digita-LaserDrIver Generic gpfax.dr iver RP.LaserJet LaserDr iver PostScript Screen_Pr inter Printer Port: Ol Parallel Print Pitch: Ol Pica (IQ cpi) Print Spacing: Ol 6 Lines Per Inch Print Quality: Ol Letter Paper Type: Ol Cont inuous Paper Fomat: Ol Uide Tractor Paper Length (lines) Left Margin (characters): Right Margin (characters): Cancal | STEP 3: WARNING! Do not select the Digita printer driver from PrinterPref because it only works with Digita programs.
WORDWORTH TUTORIAL JUNE I 995 Left; |0 mm ~| lop; |0 mm Bight; |o mm j Bottom; |0 mm Cxgrta-Ui&erDriver Generic gpfax.drlver HP_LaserJet LaserDRIVEr Old PostScript_ fiiTfF Landscape Eodng Pages Double Page Spread Continuous Cut Sheet Sheet Feeder Cancel 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA The first Amiga word processing package was a program called Textcraft which was written by one of the original Amiga design and development team, R J Mical.
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STEP 6 Choose Document. Like before, use the attributes seen in the screenshot (Step 6). All the margins are zeroed, the paper is A4 and there are no headers or footers selected (click Options to deselect Use Headers And Footers).
STEP 7 We now want to place a coloured (any light colour will do) box over the whole page. To do this, choose Drawing Tools (View menu), click on the Square Box tool and draw a box any size. Double-click on the box and enter the figures seen below in the Box Information requester.
STEP 8 Now print the page. Make sure you have Grey Scale 1 selected from the Shade pop-up list in the Print requester (Project menu), STEP 9 Around the edges of the paper you should now have white borders. Measure these as accurately as you can and make a note of each one. Choose Print Setup (Project menu) and change each of the Print Borders to match the figures you took from your sample printout. For example, if the white margin on the left of the paper is 5mm. Then type 5mm as rdworth a I Bax Informallon from Left anon Ocakxr ?| fln vetow from lop OtOn Border Cceex ?I Back Man 21 r Boeder
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The document margins you have now set can Ire adjusted into the page to give you bigger margins but cannot be adjusted outwards because your Print Border (Print Setup. Project menu) settings dictate the limits of the area your printer can print on. Take the left-hand margin in my example. This can be made 25mm but not less than 5.1 mm.
STEP 11 The final step in this section is to check and save your settings. If you Quit Worilworth now, all those settings you typed in would be lost. To make sure this does not happen, choose Change Settings (Settings menu, Step ll). Select View and check you have the attributes like the Measurement Unit set the way you want (Step 11 - inset pic).
When you have finished checking all the settings, including the ones in the Print Setup requester, choose Save Settings (Settings menu). Now your settings are saved to disk, it would be advisable to copy them to a master disk and put it somewhere safe . But make sure vou remember where it is! O the Print Border for the Left gadget (I've chosen millimetres because it's easier to work with when dealing with small measurements).
WoltfwOrttl 3 I O TS9J am JjgML i iirui STEP 11: Check the settings and then make sure you save them. It's worth making a master disk of the settings to keep In a very safe place.
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dozen machines on the Fidonet E-mail network, mostly located
in the USA. By early 1995 this number had risen to around
25,000, with Fidonet Bulletin Boards every continent and in
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rate; most sources put its growth over the last couple of
years at around 20 per cent a month.
Mr V * on every got on my nerves. It was a cartoon. The punchline was something along the lines of "On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog."
What an absolute toad of tosh. As soon as you post a message on the Internet you'll be overwhelmed by people who know not only who you are. But where, what, when and why you arc.
In fact, most of them know you better than your mother. Actually, they don't know anything about you. But since when has the truth had anything to do with the stuff you get on the Internet?
Jargon is necessary either. In my opinion, much of it is designed specifically to exclude people, to keep the knowledge to an elite.
I've been tuning into a few newsgroups recently where 90 per cent of the messages are criticising newcomers to the groups.
Why? Because they’ve asked a couple of questions.
Now. I always thought it made more sense to simply not bother replying if you didn't know the answer, but some people seem to get a strange pleasure out of criticising others for no real reason other than the fact that they can't talk in the same jargon as them.
You don't agree? Well, in which case you can FROAD. See if I care.
And while I'm on the subject of annoying things, 1 saw something a few days ago which really I'm rather afraid that we may have gone well over the top. The sort of language that you'll hear bandied around in newsgroups and conferences all over the Internet has gone beyond purely technical terms into the realm of a new language altogether. As with any subculture, new terms and phrases are developed, many of which appear bizarre and unnecessary to others.
Well, I suppose that’s fair enough. I'd be surprised if it happened any other way.
Unfortunately, there is one major difference between Comms and something like rap: Comms claims to be easy to get into while rap doesn't.
Remember when you first started investigating Comms? Remember how confusing it all was?
Remember how you got mercilessly slagged off the first time you posted a message for breaking the rules of netiquette? Is it so surprising that many people take one look at it and are scared ofl?
It's not that all of the Perhaps I'm just in a bad mood, but a few things have been annoying me this month. The main one has been that old classic: jargon. Maybe it's something to do with the fact that I've been trying to learn the programming language UNIX over the past few days, but all of the jargon that surrounds Comms in general has been really getting on my nerves.
I know that some of it is necessary, especially when you are dealing with a technical subject like Comms. When you have things like modems, TC’.PJP and the like knocking around you need to use technical names and phrases to really explain what is going on. However, you can be in danger of going over the top. Anybody who's ever listened to a politician will understand how, erm, flexible language can be.
Richard Baguley rages against the rise and rise of jargon in Comms.
If you actually read any of the messages on the Internet you'll realise how easy it is to make yourself look like a complete fool. Not only that, but some of your fellow travellers on the Information Superhighway are less than tolerant with beginners and won't let you forget it. Make just one insignificant spelling mistake and a whole crowd of pedantic little twits will be crawling out of the woodwork, pointing out what's wrong with your message.
Anyway, I have not yet come across any dog food World Wide Web sites or a list of frequently asked questions on fleas and the best method for scratching them. Although it wouldn't surprise me if somebody out there has nothing better to do with their time than put up a few pages of this type. Howwwlll!!!! Zj Richard Baguley can be contacted at baggers@cix.compulink.co.uk ¦CL Crograms .
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Unless you own a 'whats-its-name, so many Megahertz' PC, you are not very well catered for. Whether you are at work, college or school you are very unlikely to be able to work with your favourite computer.
The Amiga is not PC compatible, it does not need to be because it has an absolutely wonderful Operating System and very powerful software.
Just look at programs such as Lightwave. Wordworth. Photogenics and Blitz Bask to name but a few. Neither is the Amiga only a computer for children to play games on. Many of the younger Amiga users, like myself, use the Amiga for programming, music, raytracing and graphics.
People should not put a computer down when they have not used it and are not aware of what it is fully capable of. They should not treat you like a second-class citizen and force you to work with computers and software which limit your abilities. Instead, they should look, listen and learn and find out just what an absolutely smashing computer the Amiga is.
Neil Koniarski, Belper. Derbyshire They should indeed. I think you can put a lot of it down to jealousy. If you just spent lots of money on some big PC network, you don 'I want some kid showing you up with his 'cheap toy'. They think you should have a serious looking computer in a big box if you want to do serious computing. I suspect it is the same in many other industries. People are more likely lo buy a BMW than a Ford Mondeo, even though the Ford is more powerful. Some people never learn.
DO THESE AMIGAS EXIST?
After reading my dad's PC magazine, I was intrigued by an article about the future of the Amiga. I read about two new Amigas that are apparently in existence - the A600-II (an A600 with AGA support and only half as much RAM) and an A4001, a basic A4000 with a 486 processor card enabling it to run PC software.
It went on to say that the Amiga Workbench will be made available for Pcs, Power Pcs and Macs and there will be a RISC emulator for the A600-II and a software A1000 emulator for PC with a minimum requirement of 256K of RAM and a 286 processor. They also stated that by October a new RISC-based machine called the PowerAmiga will be available along with a new CD console called the CD 128 TV?
On a different note, why won't Transport Tycoon be available for the Amiga? I’m sure that if Maxis can port Sim City 2000 from the PC they can convert Transport Tycoon, even if it needs 4Mb RAM and a hard drive.
Paul Berry, Stohe ini- Trent, Staffordshire SPEED THRILLS Have you ever spent hours and hours re-reading last month's AF, making cups of tea. Gazing like a zombie into a flickering monitor waiting for a certain little number to read 100 per cent complete?
I'm talking about rendering in Imagine. Well, the other day during one of these quiet 'moments', I discovered a method of doubling the speed of my trusty A600. No, I didn't mess around with soldering irons and stuff, I dragged the screen down, so that the title bar was just showing on the bottom of the screen. Try it. That little number goes faster than a Ferrari on Shell Super Unleaded. I don't know the mechanics of it maybe the processor doesn't have to waste time drawing the screen or something, but rendering now takes hours instead of days.
Steven Outhwnitc.
Middlesbrough. Cleveland Well, I think that you might be overstating it a bit but yes. Imagine will be significantly faster. It is, as you conjectured, something to do with the processor not having to worry about things. I hope all our other Imagine users will benefit from this tip, which wins you an amazing AF sweatshirt.
Them. I he manuals are like reading legal documents! With Personal Paint we find we can gel two pictures on screen and then we run out of memory! We can actually get the kids’ Art School disk to do more!
I'm afraid haven 'I read the article in question, but I can certainly say that none of these machines are in production.
The only plans for a PC tie-in we know about are a possible Amiga card for the PC, bringing joy and enlightenment to the starving masses.
On a different note, it could be done, but I guess Maxis are wondering if it’s worth it. If you want to protest, let us know, and we'll pass on your letters.
BACK TO BASICS We are the owners of an A1200 but we're not computer literate we have Workbench and Wordworth but we don't really know how to use Once again the manual is defeating us. Are there any instructions or manuals that you can recommend?
Another point - our AI200 was bought in December 1994 but the AF Special Edition in the box was for
1993. Is there any chance we could have a 1994 edition, please?
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C z III Gallery THE INQUISITOR by John Lowtlier. Cln’eland The use of shading, lighting, shadow and colours combine to form a sinisterly enigmatic image. What is this man thinking? Who to bum next?
How to face the threat of religious bigotry? Or what price gate admissions will be at Aberdeen in next season's Scottish First Division?
THE BITS ON THE SIDE FURTHER BACKSTAGE Where can I get back copies of Subscribers' Superdisks and Backstage newsletters?
David McMinn, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire We only keep copies of the current disks and newsletters, in case they go missing in the post. After that instead of them clogging up our warehouse, we recycle them, so I’m afraid the answer is you can’t get hold of back copies. If there are any particular programs we featured that you can’t get hold of now, drop me a line.
NET-PICKING I thought I might write in using E-mail (even though I've never written to you before) to tell you that your Internet article (AF6B) was totally great.
I had one problem though: the addresses you used weren't printed in the magazine so I had to get out my trusty magnifying glass and look at the URL address at the top of your screenshots. Could you please print them again and do more articles about the Net.
James Barton, from Newsgroup alt.cows.moo.moo.moo Well, the URL for Amiga Format is http-.llwww. futurenet. Co. Uktcomputi nglamigaformat.html The others you can find by following the links as shown in the pictures! If you want to search fora specific site or topic, may I suggest: http:llwww.town.hall.org brokerslw ww-home-pageslquery.html which will search a huge database of URLs around the world.
A4000 ROOM SERVICE I work for the Posthouse Hotel Group, which has recently installed a new Intelevision system where you can access all your details on screen (billing, wake-up calls and so on). They have also got a graphics channel which is used to display the hotel facilities and promotions.
Guess what I saw when they came to install the system - an A4000 30 running Scala.
Michael Barkhordar, Coventry WHAT HAPPENED TO PAT?
Hi Mr Editor (still you Nick?).
After so much time, may you tell us what happened to Pat McDonald, the previous tech whizz.
With so much ping-pong from the crew between the publications of Future. I was expecting to see Pat in one of the AF sister publications, but he has completely disappeared.
Did he die because of the new haircut or is he a suit like you?
Thanks Nick, nice work I just wonder, how much time do we have before you sell your soul to a PC magazine?
Ricardo Madeira, Loures, Portugal No, Pat is very much alive - well, as alive as he ever was - and in Frome.
He very often pops into the office to borrow things. He is currently working on some "personal It shouldn’t be that great a surprise really. The Amiga has long proved itself in this particular field, with information systems in place for hotels, observatories, shows, railway stations and even the Epcott Centre.
MORE RAM I am an A500 user and I have been cursed with the the caption 'people with under 2Mb are at a severe disadvantage.' Is there any place I can get RAM cheaply, because I cannot afford much at the moment.
Also, is there any way I can add AGA to my Amiga or upgrade it to an A1200?
Bscott Sittingboume, Kent Do you have a RAM expansion at the moment? If not you can get a S12K trapdoor expansion for £19.99 from First Computer Centre. (0113 2319444). For 2Mb, you could either go for Chip RAM with the MegaChip2 at £159 or Power Computing’s 2Mb expansion for £90. Call Power on 01234 273000.
F1GP EDITOR I recently saw a review of Oliver Roberts’ F1 Grand Prix Editor. I have looked in every mag, book and shop for it but I can't find it anywhere.
Please could you tell me where to find it and how much it costs.
John Griffin, Nelson, Lancs The F1 Grand Prix Editor is a Public Domain program, so you have probably been looking in the wrong places. Try calling Exclusive PD on 01705 642409. The disk should cost you £1.50.
* would suggest that you gel hold of Ihe AF Special number
nine, The Beginner's Guide (see Back Issues on page 131). There
are also plenty of books for beginners, bolli from our own book
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If you want to find out the basics of Personal Paint, may I suggest that you get a copy of our own video. Call our Mail Order department on 01225 822511 for details.
That special edition was Ihe Iasi one we did, so I’m afraid I can ’I offer you anything else, but if you need any help write in to Workbench or Helping Hand.
GRANGE THRILL I looked up from my tea recently and before my eyes on BBC's Grange Hill was a sixth former eagerly prying a copy of your brilliant mag out of his rucksack - how's that for some free advertising?
Simon Pilkington, Bolton, Lancs I’m sure rigorous study of the world's best Amiga mag should be high on the agenda for addition lo Ihe National Curriculum.
Projects' which nobody else can possibly understand.
I can’t really ever see me having anything to do with a PC magazine, simply because I worked with Pcs once and boy were they dull. I don’t think any magazine in the land pays enough to subject its employees to that sort of torture.
SERIAL LINKED Great article about joining computers together to play games head-to-head (Al-71). However. 1 wish to draw your attention to a couple of aspects I feel you missed.
The first is the connection to Bulletin Boards to interactively play games. Air Warrior via the Online board is an excellent example.
The second point relates to linking Amigas with modems. 1 live in Slough and I’m a customer of Cable Corporation. Subscription to their phone system affords free calls at weekends to other subscribers.
The network covers Maidenhead.
Windsor, Iver, Langley. Heathrow, Staines, Ruislip, Uxbridge. Hayes.
West Drayton. Brentford. Chiswick, Heston. Hounslow and Feltham.
I wonder if you could print my details so that similar minded people can contact me.
Craig Poxon, 585 Rochfords Gardens, Slough, Berkshire SL2 5XG Tel: 01753 578370 E-mail: lardy@slough. Demon, co. Uk SPITFIRE by Laid! Simon. France by Leon Pennington, Merseyside ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Colin Elliot, Glasgow I am writing to say how pleased we at the Zero Magazine Fan Club are to see you finally promoted to your proper position at AF. We are so happy with your achievement that we have renamed our club The Zero Magazine And God Nick Veitch Fan Club (ZMGNV). Whay! Can we have some AF goodies and or an A4000 40 please?
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YOU'RE TOTALLY FAN-TASTIC Huyton, Liverpool I’m glad you liked Ihe feature. Yes, we are aware of Ihe on-line services such as Air Warrior, hut we felt it was something that was better left for another time.
As to cable phone networks, it would certainly be interesting to experiment.
Some cable companies multiplex the phone data along with all the other signals so they can be carried along fewer cables. This can mean Ihe audio signal is compressed, which could be a problem for high speed data communications.
However, most modem links are designed to work on relatively slow speeds (2400 baud) which should be OK. On my poor editor's salary, I can‘t afford cable, so I can 'I say I've ever tried it. Do lei us know if you have any success.
ART OF THE MATTER I intend to put together regular compilations of the best in Amiga artwork. They will be called Showcase and will be released into die Public Domain to promote Amiga graphics and Amiga artists.
I would like readers who have artwork they are proud of to send it to me. There are, however, the following requirements: 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA The great radio telescope array at Jodrell Bank used Amiga technology to provide fast colour images of the data the telescopes were receiving from deep space.
MAKING A MEGA 500 Amid all the bickering between console and computer owners , I was wondering how many of them actually stop to think about how similar their beloved systems are.
I got thinking about this very topic and after a bit of research, I discovered that my A500 has the same model of micro-processor as a Mega Drive and that it was physically the same Almost. The Mega Drive processor runs at 12MHz and the A500 runs at 7MHz So, I bought a second-hand Mega Drive and extracted its processor This 12MHz processor is now sitting in my Amiga and is testimony to the fact that our machines are more closely related Cheap flattery will get you nowhere. Well, it might get you somewhere, but it won't get you any of my hard-earned A4000, especially as I've spent the last nine
months fixing it However, we do like supporting user clubs, so perhaps if you send us a copy of your magazine I may, kind and beneficent creature as I am, send you something appropriate.
THE MAN AT THE TOP Write to Amiga International managing director David Pleasance do Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth St, Bath BA1 2BW.
• The artwork must be your own work. If it is based on someone
else's work, please make sure that you credit them.
• It must be in IFF format with a maximum of 256 colours and a
maximum resolution of 1,280x256 All HAM modes are acceptable,
providing you adhere to the screen colour limitations.
Please send artwork on disk, include your name, address and sufficient postage in loose stamps for returns. If I include your work, you will receive a free copy of the edition of Showcase it appears on.
Michael Hall, 30 Plas-Yn-Rhos, Penyffordd, Chester, Clwyd CH4 OJU Well, that all seems fairly reasonable. Are you going lo keep track of submissions so that contributors can be contacted ? H WHOOPS!
In AF71 we printed the wrong E-mail address for the letter titled Favouritism. The letter was from Mat Newton Ede whose address is: mattne@bread9.demon.co.uk. than we might have thought. My Amiga is also a tiny bit faster.
Giles Burdett.
Wakefield. West Yorkshire Many machines use the Motorola 68000 family of processors - they are in everything from Amigas to washing machines, because they are a very versatile. This is very good news, because if they weren't so widely used, they would be a lot more expensive. Already it looks like the top of the range 68060 will be a lot cheaper than the 040 was.
Because of production advances and the size of the market By the way, what is your Mega Drive doing for a processor?
WARRANTY WORRIES Will Amiga International, assuming they succeed in their buy-out bid, honour Commodore's warranty commitments? I (and presumably many other owners) took out the extended warranty. I wish to install an internal drive to my A1200, but can't if it invalidates my warranty.
Christopher Handley, Stamford, Lines Despite considerable difficulties, which include the liquidation of our parent company. Commodore has continued to honour all warranty obligations to UK customers. When our purchase of the assets of Commodore is completed, the UK management will continue to honour warranty obligations to customers who have bought in the UK.
Our obligation covers the first 12 months from the date of purchase. Any extended warranty that has been purchased would be the responsibility of our service partners. Our main service partner is ICL and we have been working closely with them over the last 18 months and have every reason to believe this relationship will grow and develop as we move forward as a new company.
GOING DUTCH We are a little company in Holland, who like to see that the Amiga is surviving so we can continue making presentations on Amigas for advertising and information.
However, the support in Holland for the Amiga was always very poor. Commodore Nederland had bad support and repairs could take months. Also, there was no advertising on TV or newspapers.
This is something that has always bothered me. Because in Holland people don't know of the Amiga.
Do you have plans to involve Holland in the Amiga marketing strategy, or will users in Holland have to go to Germany or England to buy stuff? Is it possible for me, as a little company, to buy Amigas straight from the producers and sell them in Holland as a dealer?
M van der Laan, Holland It is our intention to appoint distributors in each European territory. Part of their mandate will be to ensure products they sell are fully supported. That means end users get the statutory warranty six months or 12 months from the date of purchase. This warranty must be efficiently executed and a suitable service network must be established. It also means a technical help line is provided. We do intend to invest in marketing in Holland. It is likely that manufacturing will yield the first batches of product around September and that full supply should occur within a
few months.
Certainly, we will co-ordinate a pan-European marketing strategy, which means ALL product brochures will be the same in each country (except for the language).
Posters, point-of-sale material, sales' guides, demo disks, TV commercials, etc will be produced here for the whole dealer network.
WHY GO FOR CD-I?
I'd like to comment on the stupidity of people who are leaving the Amiga for lesser machines like the PC and even CD-i. Why?
Because of CD-ROM. About five people in my class at school think that CD-i is superior just because of its FMV compatibility.
The CD-i is only 16-bit for God's sake. Oh, and for another thing. It will be years before CD-i owners get games as cheap as Amiga ones and a few millennia before they get PD. I think PD will save the Amiga. All you have to do is give it a kick start.
Stephen On, Darlington CD-ROM is important and I can assure you that new models will be developed to make full use of this effective storage media. CD-I is only 16-bit but it is quite a good product and is reasonably priced.
Without Philips support for this format there would not be anywhere near the amount of video Cds to select from.
I fully endorse your comments about PD, which was spawned on the Amiga.
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• A1200 only Aladdin AFAL £19.95 Communicator III Helm If you
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Description Helm Order code AMF503 AF Price £99.95 A true multimedia authoring system, Helm earned 91% in AF53. Create image editors, databases, information managers, presentations or educational courseware. Helm is an authoring system and a graphics program, combining paint and image processing tools with a scripting language, a hypermedia database manager and user interface objects.
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Description KCS 3.5 Level II Order code AMFKCS AF Price £69.99 Description Tiger Cub Manual Order code AFTCM AF Price £9.99 AMOS Professional User Guide PageSetter 2: The Manual To enjoy the full benefits of the brilliant AF63 PageSetter 2 Coverdisk, you need the official manual. Learn how to design, create and print your own leaflets, posters, party invites and stationery with in-depth tutorials.
The manual also contains Information on importing format images, formatting text, drawing structured illustrations and a full listing of keyboard shortcuts.
With our Coverdisk and the full manual a whole new world of Amiga design and desktop publishing will open up before you.
This is the official manual for our wonderful AMOS Professional Coverdisk from AF67. The 650 pages gently introduce new users to the delights of programming in AMOS (97%, AF40) and then guide them through the many advanced features of this truly astonishing programming package.
Co-authored by industry guru Mel Croucher, this reader-friendly official manual contains all the essential information you'll need to get the most from our remarkable AMOS Professional Coverdisk.
Description AMOS Pro Manual Order code AMFAPRM AF Price £17.99 AF Price £9.99 Datastore A500+ And A600 1Mb RAM Upgrades If you have less than 2Mb RAM, you are at a serious disadvantage, so take this opportunity to upgrade at an astonishingly low price. These boards for the A500 Plus and A600 simply plug into the Amiga's trapdoor connector. They are built to the highest standards and are fully guaranteed for a year. Upgrading to 2Mb will give both your machine and your productivity a boost.
The full version of our tremendous AF68 Coverdisk is available now. Datastore is a revolutionary database, which is accessible, sophisticated and powerful, yet easy to use. The number of records is limited only by the amount of RAM you have available (minimum requirement 1Mb with WB2 or 3).
Easystart templates that come with the package include Club Membership, Recipes, Address Book, and a complete up-to-date Amiga Format Magazine Guide. Many commands are performed simply by clicking on icons, and multiple file editing allows several databases to be opened simultaneously. A ground-breaking release.
¦ ! ¦ A600 version shown Description A600 code A500+ code A600 A500+ 1Mb RAM Upgrade n Datastore e AFDAST AF Price Wordworth AFC Spell Checker And Manual There can't be a single Amiga owner who isn't aware of this package and the incredible impact it's had on the Amiga scene. Read our review in AF68. Try our exclusive Coverdisk demo from AF69 and prepare to be amazed.
The most talked-about Amiga image manipulation package ever also brings you the creative freedom of a traditional paint program.
Amazingly, Photogenics does NOT require a 24-bit graphics board but runs on an Amiga with 2Mb of Chip RAM and Kickstart 3.0 or higher. An AGA chip set Is required for colour display.
You’ve already got an exclusive Wordworth AFC Coverdisk and the May issue of Amiga Shopper (issue
49) contains the drawing tools to go with it. Now all you need is
a spelling checker and manual, and here they are. The 26-page
manual will guide you through your first steps with Wordworth
AFC while the dictionary disk contains a 116,000- word spell
checker.
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Bars&Pipes Jimi Hendrix did it with his guitar, now you can make music with this outstanding package.
MORE GREAT ISSUES AF70_April 1995 Coverdisks: Wordworth AFC. An exclusive version of the outstanding Wordworth word processor, plus King Pin and Bubble 'n' Squeak game demos.
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AF68_February 1995 Coverdisks: Special demo version of Digita’s new Datastore database and four action-packed levels from Sensible's sensational Cannon Fodder 2.
AF67_January 1995 Coverdisks Three-disk special edition featuring the full AMOS Professional worth £50, Sensible World Of Soccer, ATP and Lion King demos.
AF66 December 1994 Alien Breed 3D & Death Mask Tread the corridors of doom with these two mean, moody and magnificent alien-blasting demos.
Coverdisks Complete Tiger Cub music package worth £60, plus a demo of Binary Asylum's fabulous helicopter shoot-em-up Zeewolf.
AF62_August 1994 Coverdisks: Complete music package OctaMED Pro vS worth £30 plus be a motor mogul with our delightful Detroit game demo.
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ANNUAL 1995 The ultimate buyers' guide to Amiga programs and addons - every essential piece of hardware and software reviewed, rated and explained by experts.
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S II f r II STEPHEN BRADLEY PUSH Virocop REf L L illliiliillliil TO v i Uilll play Store your JPEGs and save on disk space with Pegger. And for children of all ages we have Magic Storybook.
Pretend to be a little yellow robot called
D. A.V.E. and play this deceptively cute shoot-em-up.
Steve Bradley introduces you to star programmer Andy Braybrook's latest game and its robotic hero - Virocop and D.A.V.E. KEEP YOUR ROBOT UNDER CONTROL One-button joystick: Press SPACEBAR to toggle between bullets, bombs and scatter bombs.
CD32 joypad: Red button to fire and blue button to toggle between weapons.
Virocop Viroco ) then. It's a deceptive name, conjuring up images of futuristic policemen, blasting through dark streets on fancy motorcycles which probably have mind-blowing rocket launchers on the front forks.
But no. For Graftgold's latest game is considerably cuter than sucli dark fare, with a little yellow robot as its Wit protagonist and enemies seemingly no I j 10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA V GAMES EDITOR STEVE BRADLEY'S TOP FIVE AF fj GAMES COVERDISK DEMOS. EVER.
1. Alien Breed 3DIDeath Mask (AF71) ' ” " 2. Second Samurai IAFS1)
3. The Chaos Engine Legends Of Valour (AF40)
4. Syndicate - New Mission (AFS9) . |. Sensible World Of
SoccerlATR (AF67) J 'T if * . BACKING UP YOUR COVERDISK
We've trawled the ocean of Amiga software and netted two
excellent catches to tempt your tastebuds this month. Both
dishes are strictly for the Amiga gourmet.
Copying your Coverdisk is very simple. Just follow the stages below... Iboot up with your Workbench disk, and find the Shell icon, in your system drawer.
Double-click on this to go into the Shell.
BOMBS, BULLETS AND BLOOD more threatening than the really naughts- gang front Chorllon And The Wheelies.
You are the little yellow robot and your name is D.A.V.E. - Digital Armoured Virus Exterminator.
Mission - to explore and eliminate different viruses within the GameDisk. The GameDisk, you cry. Possibly? Yes, it's a vinual holiday theme park and the packages contained within represent different game genres.
Your demo features the sports shoot-em-up level and, if you choose to take advantage of the fine litde number, you will trundle around blasting bats, balls and spacehoppers while collecting points and extra energy. But plain sailing it isn't, for moles pop up and spray a bag The man on the spacehopper is a disciple of Lucifer. When in the comfort of his own home, he cuts off the ears of the hopper and drinks its blood. He does, you know.
Full of exploding golf balls, tennis balls splay the glorious greens and litde men on spacehoppers bounce around as menacingly as 'tis possible to do on a bouncy thing with little ears.
The full version of Virncop will feature shoot- em-up, military and platform worlds and the A1200 version will also contain an adventure level
- we should have the finished version in our palms within weeks
and we will furnish you with considerably more information
then. How nice.
After the gory excesses of last month's Alien Breed 3D and Death Mask demos, the bright, bouncy litde yellow robot, pooding across a green and pleasant environment will, no doubt, refresh. T?
Pegger overleaf 2 Type in the following line exactly as it appears here, taking care to put the spaces in the correct places: DISKCOPY FROM DFO: TO DFO: 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.
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.
5 On an unexpanded machine, the Amiga may ask for the source disk again, as it copies in chunks. Finally, type Endcli to close down the Shell. Your copy is complete.
DISK NOT WORKING?
We take every care to test the Coverdisk software, but Future Publishing cannot accept any responsibility for any data loss or other damage occurring during its use. If your disk is faulty, send it back, including a stamped addressed envelope for a free replacement to: Amiga Format (insert the name of the disk) Disk, Discopy Labs Ltd, PO Box 21, Daventry, NN11 5RT.
Graeme Sandiford introduces you to our special version of Pegger, a remarkable image formatting program that could make your Amiga-using life so much better.
Producing stunning images is one of the things that the Amiga does best it's got all the hardware and software it needs to create 3D rendered images and to process scanned images. However, there is a hidden overhead, namely the need to store the images that are produced.
This additional requirement has caught out many an Amiga artist, myself included, who fail to realise the enormous amounts of valuable disk space image files can take up. For example a single image can lake up anything from 100K lo over 2Mb. Many people find that after working 011 just a few' projects they are soon running desperately short on disk space.
This usually means forking out for another hard drive or possibly even another controller as well. This, of course, can work out to be quite costly. Thankfully, a cheaper alternative to increasing your storage space, the JPEG image format, has come along. This highly compressed format takes up a lot less space.
Unfortunately, not all programs have support for this format and this is where Pegger comes in handy. Pegger can sit between the files and the programs that use them and automatically convert files to and from JPEGs.
To give you an idea just how much disk space you can spare we've got a demonstration version of this excellent graphics utility. The program works as normal except the processed images will have the Pegger logo in the centre. O UP AND RUNNING Because of the sheer enormity of the two programs on this month's Coverdisk A we've had to compress them. In order to decompress these program you'll need to format two disks and call them Magic and Pegger demo.
Next you need to re-boot your machine and insert the Coverdisk - this launches the script to unpack the two programs for you. The first program to be unpacked will be the Magic Storybook.
You'll be prompted on-screen when it's time to insert the disk. Once that is completed you'll be asked to re-insert the Coverdisk. Place it in DFO: and then replace it with your Pegger demo disk when prompted. Afterwards, boot up with Workbench if you wish to install Pegger or boot with the Magic disk if you want to use the Magic Storybook.
WHAT ARE JPEGS?
JPEG is a 24-bit format that makes use of complicated compression algorithms to decrease the file size of 24-bit images while maintaining the quality of the image. This format was created by the Joint Photographic Experts Group and works best on scanned images of the real world, because you can get away with lower quality settings before the image quality begins to suffer. Usually, a quality setting of about 85 to 90 per cent is sufficient for most images. There is only one real drawback to using the JPEG format and that is the compression and decompression routines are quite
processor-intensive.
Workbench Screen | Shutdown Time Delay (Wn) |s [ Vl Shutdown JPEG Fie to Decompress Decompress Drectory where Image Files go DROP THAT IMAGE When you run Pegger you'll notice that three new icons appear on your desktop, labelled Snoop, CJPEG and DJPEG.
These icons are actually Appicons and dropping an image file on to them activates that icon's application. This is particularly useful with the DJPEG and CJPEG programs because pressing the Next button makes that file the currently selected one.
USING DJPEG
1. Activity Status: indicates the current state of the program's
activity.
2. Status Button: takes you to the status window for more
information.
3. Source File Option Gadget: cycle between file and batch modes.
4. Decompress Button: starts the JPEG decompression process.
5. Priority Gadget: sets the task priority.
6. Next Button: set up next selected file.
7. From Button: select source files.
8. Image Type: format for decompressed images.
9. To Button: select destination for files.
10: Rename: select a new filename.
11. Smoothing: enable or disable JPEG smoothing.
This can improve an image's appearance.
1. Snoop Directory List: displays all snooped directories or
programs.
2. Snoop Directory Display: shows you the directory path for the
currently selected entry.
USING SNOOP
3. New: select a new directory or program to snoop.
4. Delete: delete a snoop directory or program from the list.
5. Use: use current settings.
6. Save: save current settings.
7. Enable Gadget: enable or disable image
compression decompression.
8. Sub Directory Gadget: confine snooping to current directory or
include sub-directories.
9. Pattern Match: enables AmigaDOS pattern matching.
10. Image Type Gadget: define the image format to be used
(includes support for Framestores, DCTV and HAM8 images).
USING CJPEG
1. Activity Status: indicates current state of activity.
2. Status Button: takes you to the status window for more
information.
3. Source File Option Gadget: cycle between file and batch modes.
4. Compress Button: starts the JPEG compression process.
5. Priority Gadget: sets the task priority.
6. Next Button: set up next selected file.
7. From Button: select source files.
8. To Button: select destination for files.
9. Rename: select a new filename.
10. Quality Gadget: used to define the image quality (the higher
the value the better the quality and the larger the file).
10 YEARS OF THE AMIGA 'ft The Amiga Disk Operating System, AmigaDOS, was never intended for release. Commodore wanted the A1000 to feature an icon-based system, but this ran into production difficulties at a late stage in development. Tim King of Bristol-based company Metacomco managed to adapt a mainframe system for the Tripos computer to create AmigaDOS.
Originally, AmigaDOS was written in C but over the years it has been re-written in pure code and many of the commands have been moved into ROM.
CRUNCH THOSE FILES There are several ways that Pegger can be used to compress and decompress your images. The most direct way to convert images to and from the JPEG format is to use the CJPEG and DJPEG tools. This is fairly straightforward. First you simply need to select a file using a requester or use the drag and drop method explained in the Drop That Image box. It is also possible to compress the entire contents of a directory by using the batch mode. Next you need to select a destination directory and a new name if you wish. Finally, press the compress or decompress buttons and then after
a bit of whirring and clicking your file will be converted to the format of your choice. You can keep tabs on the progress that is being made by switching to the status window by pressing the status button.
However, by far the best way to use the program is with its Snoop tool. This program can keep an eye on the activities of certain programs and convert images for them in the background. It can also monitor directories for the appearance of new files and can then convert them automatically. If you want Pegger to monitor a program you can select it by scrolling down a list of programs. If you can't find the program you're after then select it using the New button. This enables you to select a currently active program via a requester.
Magic Storybook Magic Storybook combines the art of story telling with learning how to use an Amiga. Graeme Sandiford gets you started.
Nothing captures a child's attention and imagination like a well-told story, except a computer game that is. I don't know, when I was a youngster 1 could sit happily for hours listening attentively to a story, but nowadays children won't give anything more than five minutes of their attention unless it beeps or flashes at them This is probably the most fun part of the program, it's where you get to draw your backgrounds and sprites. This works pretty much like a simplified painting package: you can draw lines, circles and boxes. The top-left area of the screen is the image that will appear in
the story. You can use the area to the right as a scratch pad for drawing brushes which can be pasted into the main image. It can also double as a zoom window. When it does the bottom- left area will show the images being edited at normal size.
In a rather successful attempt to combine the hypnotic allure of computers with the more traditional appeal of story telling and writing, Jayne and Richard Dunn have come up with the Magic Storybook. This is a brilliant program that can be used by kids of all ages to create stories with as many flashes and beeps as they want.
Magic Storybook is basically a story engine that enables children to use the Amiga's talents to incorporate animations, text and sounds into their literary masterpieces. Because the program is - designed to be used by children Magic Storybook can be made as simple or complicated as is suitable for the child’s age.
In order to use this program you'll need to follow the instructions in the Up And Running box on the Pegger instruction pages to decompress the program. After you've done that just stick the disk in and re-boot your machine and the Magic Storybook will run automatically. ® FORMAT THOSE DISKS As well as having to create a disk called Magic you'll also need to format two more disks to save and load files from. The disks need to be named Workbook and Pictures. Then create directories called Workbook on the Workbook disk and Pictures on the Pictures disk.
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They tried to find sonewhere to| » lay . Tlitre was no rooM for then at any of the inns.
FT This screen is the place where sprites can be added to a story. Sprites can be picked up by clicking on them in the bottom half of the screen, and then placed on the current image. To the right of the main image you'll see the text that relates to the action in the image.
Pressing Oops undoes the last change you made and Play animates the scene. Pressing the View button shows you all the available sprites. You can also move on to the next scene by pressing the right-hand edge of the book and backwards by pressing the left.
When they arrived at Bcthlchcn they were very tired.
They tried to find sonewhere to il«iy. There no pooh for then at any of the inns.
People POOM soncwhere stay Here's where you add the text for your stories. As with the Scene screen you select the current scene by clicking on either side of the book. To add some words you can either select them from the list in the lower half of the screen or dick on the text area of the book and start typing them in.
To add punctuation marks just click on the appropriate button and to scroll through the available words click on the View button. Again, if you make a mistake press the Oops button.
Hoot jitfi tune wind “V The Angry Dragon The Christnas Story This is the main menu, from here you can edit or view a story. Pressing the Scene, Story or Sound buttons takes you to the appropriate screens. Th$ Play button starts the story. You can advance a page at a time by pressing the left mouse button or the right to stop. In 5+ mode you can't access the print and load options. Another feature only available to 8+ users is the Edit screen.
Clip pit c 1 or.«?. r »t creaky quiet ,baa,quiet.wind,clop,cl ip,clop,cl ip This screen is used to add sound effects. The words in blue are the available sounds and the ones in red are the ones being used in the current scene. To add a sample click on the blue word with your left button. Samples can be looped and can have pauses inserted. To loop a sample, press Loop and click on the sample. To change the current scene click on the left or right of the book.
SUPPORT SHAREWARE The Magic Storybook is a Shareware program.
This means if you find it useful you are morally obliged to pay a registration fee. The fee is £10 for UK residents and £13 for others and will get you a 20.000 word manual, tutorials and three new stories.
Send your registration fee (a UK cheque or international money order payable to J Dunn) to: Amiga Magic Storybook Registration, 26 Bennet Drive. Warwick CV34 6QJ.
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MUSIC-X (AF58) A600 owners, and anyone else with only Chip RAM, should follow the instructions for A1200 owners, otherwise they will find they have little room for samples. Also, many people seem to be 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 says to do in the instructions, there is no problem. If you want to boot off any other disk, copy the fonts 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).
ZEEWOLF (AF66) Curious one this. Despite rigorous testing, some of you will have received Zeewolf Coverdisks that won't work on your Amiga. This is nobody's fault in particular but a peculiar incompatibility quirk - there is a problem with Zeewolf with certain makes of internal disk drives.
Both game producers Binary Asylum and Amiga Formal were unaware of this incompatibility, but Binary Asylum have now sorted it out, and new versions of the game are now available that work with all internal disk drives.
To get a new copy of Zeewolf, return your faulty disk and an SAE to Amiga Format, Zeewolf Disk, DisCopy Labs Ltd, PO Box 21, Daventry, Northants NN11 5RT.
PageSetter 2 works with CompuGraphic fonts, but it needs an .ate file. If your font doesn't have one, PageSetter 2 won11 recognise it.
THEME PARK (AF64) Not a problem, but a cheat for this rather good demo of a rather excellent game. If you press the C key during the loading screen a message appears, informing you that the cheat mode is active. You will now have lots of cash to buy oodles of rides and things!
PROVECTOR (AF58) There is absolutely nothing wrong with this Coverdisk, but some of you seem to have been having problems because it uses the ARP.library, as do many other Amiga programs. This library, like all other libraries, has to be located in the LIBS: drawer of the start-up disk. If you are booting up from Workbench, this is the LIBS: dtawer on that disk.
The ARP.library is provided with the disk, in the LIBS: drawer, so you can just copy it to your boot-up disk. For example, put die ProVeclor program disk in the drive and type: copy dfO:libs arp.library Libs: THE LION KING AGA (AF67) A number of people have returned their Lion King disks to DisCopy labs and asked for a replacement, even though there is nothing wrong with the Coverdisk. As clearly stated on the disk label and in the instructions The Lion King is an AGA-only game, so it only works on an A1200.
There is no way that The Lion King will work on an A500 or an A600.
LIBS, FONTS AND ALL THAT There are lots of files and commands associated with die normal operation of software. You may not see them until you try to install software: LIBRARIES - 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 time. Libraries should be 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 ttse the system fonts, but some use their own. In this 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 Paint and installed it to a hard drive in the utilities drawer, your command might look like: Assign Paint: hdO:Utilities IN GENERAL A few things to remember about Coverdisks:
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These aren't the best training routines but it’s a start. Try improvising on these yourself and see how the team performs. Strength and fitness routines tend to require a couple of weeks before you see the results, but don't overdo it on these exercises.
KING PIN (AF70) Our thanks to David Fowler from Coleshill who has discovered a way of getting the King Pin demo from AF70 to work on an A500 Plus running Workbench 2.
According to David you should load Workbench and insert the Coverdisk. Then select Show All Files and double-click on the Tool file King Pin. When the argument requester comes up, just dick OK and the demo will run perfectly.
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What can possibly happen to the Amiga next? Amiga Format will continue to bring you on-the-spot coverage of events as they take place. Be with us next month to find out what the future holds for you and your Amiga.
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* FORMAT FORUM love so much." Dominic, and several others, also
suggested the Amiga should be seen more in the education
market: “We have to use Acorns! They are horrible!"
Pete Ingarfield of Selby cautioned Mr Pleasance not to: “Make tlte mistake of making wild claims against other machines. The Amiga is a good machine, but only in certain things." He went on to “Get the machines back into the shops.” praise its low-cost and accessibility but: “The home user is a fickle beast and will drop a product in favour of a cheaper or better one or one whose producers look after the people who make their money for them - the customers."
According to James Bryce of Alloa in Scodand. The new company should: 10 YEARS OF * THE AMIGA In 1985 a PD demo captured the attention and imagination of onlookers at the CES (Consumer Electronic Show). The Juggler featured a 3D ray-traced Juggling rotund man juggling three ray-traced balls on a chequered floor background. The balls reflected the scene in perfect detail for each frame. Nothing had been seen like it before and it's probably been responsible for selling more Amigas than any other piece of software since.
"Consider selling franchises for shops to be official Amiga dealers and service centres, which will improve customer relations between the manufacturer and end-users."
Flying in the face of conventional stereotypes, James also said he would send “Get adverts done by someone who knows and loves the Amiga.” David Pleasance £2 for a Guinness when the MBO is official.
Finally, Chris Bell of Milton Keynes thinks David should target the ornithologists and: “Get a cheep (sic) machine in the shops." While Neil Mohr of Manchester suggested the revolutionary: “Start making a profit." I wonder why Commodore never thought of that?
Well, here we arc again at the last page of the mag and another Format Forum. You may recall that we asked you a couple of months ago: Assuming the management buy-out succeeds, what is the first thing David Pleasance should do?” The vast majority of replies all said what amounted to the same thing - get the machines back into the shops and advertise. Several emphasised this by saying “and ADVERTISE!", almost in exasperation. Many of you also said David Pleasance needed to do some serious courting of softw-are publishers too.
All very true, but the following correspondents made some excellent points, in more detail: On availability, Mark Owen of Waterlooville said simply: “Get machines into shops. I have been waiting months to buy a new Amiga and am getting fed up."
You're not alone, Mark.
Alexis Mathers of Nottingham suggested an advertisement should: "Show somebody buying an A1200 and watch them go home, plug it in and go (not like when you buy a PC. And have lo start loading in mouse drivers and crap) ."
Also on advertising, M T Balanzs of Preston said: “Get the adverts done by someone who knows and loves the Amiga (like I do) or maybe use a demo crew."
Stand by your phone, M T , I have forwarded your letter to Mr Pleasance.
Oh dear! “They seem to have the publicity instincts of an introverted ostrich," stormed the extremely ruffled 57-year-old (well, she said it) lx is M Ruffle, of Stockton-on-Tees, who bought an Amiga instead of a PC, on her son's advice, but complained that she would have been unaware of the machine without him.
Dominic Parry, a teacher from Liverpool, would like to see AF readers band together and invest in the new company: "I would trade in four games - £ 100 - to know the Amiga would keep going, and it would be nice to have a real slake in the future of the machine we all Win yourself a superb Amiga Format sweatshirt and air your views in the process. This is your magazine and this is your page.
All the above people will receive a super AF sweatshirt, but thank you to the hundreds who replied. Maybe, we'll return to your comments at a later date. For next month, consider the following question: What do you look for in a good AMIGA Formal Coverdisk?
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