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This month things are different. Since the launch of the new A4000 030 machine we've decided that the home computer market has got too crowded. There are Amigas, Ataris, Acorns, Apples and IBMs. Surely all these machines can’t really be the same? Obviously not. For a start, some are more expensive than others. What are all these machines for, what are the differences and which is best for what? That’s what our team of experts are trying to find out on page 24. 147 AMIGA WORKSHOP If you’re interested in the more serious side of the Amiga, then this is the place for you. Each month our team of experts detail how to get the most out of your machine and the many and varied software packages that exist to help you do just that. This month we reintroduce the popular DIY section, with a complete step-by-step to help you build your own sampler. In addition we continue our regular D-Paint, Workbench and AMOS tutorials. Last, but not least, there's more Amiga books and clubs reviewed plus loads of reader’s letters answered in our own indominable style. OFF THE CUFF EDITORIAL Howdy partners! This month we've got the computer equivalent ot Gunlight at the OK Corral as six ot the best home computers money can buy, slug it out to see which of them can truly claim to otter the best all round-performance. Will the A1200 come out tops, or witl Atari's Falcon take the crown? To find out, turn to our lead leature on page 24. Elsewhere this issue, you've probably already discovered the covermounted program, The M Department. This would usually cost an arm and a leg to buy commercially, but we've snapped up the rights to give it to you tor absolutely nothing. In case you're not familiar with the package, it's a graphics program which allows you to create a whole range ot weird and wonderful ettects at the click of a button, tl it's games you're alter, then you'll doubtless tind something to interest you in this month's specialty extended First Impressions column. We've got a hot-oft- the-presses report from the European Computer Trade Show and preview ALL the hot games you'll be playing later this year! We've also snagged the world's first review ot Dino Dini's Goal , the spectacular follow- up to Kick Off 2- it's a biggie and you can ONLY read about it here in CU Amiga!

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5040666 AMIGA WHTSfflSt It isn’t often that you see a home
computer in these hallowed pages that doesn’t have an Amiga
logo on it.
This month things are different.
Since the launch of the new A4000 030 machine we've decided that the home computer market has got too crowded. There are Amigas, Ataris, Acorns, Apples and IBMs.
Surely all these machines can’t really be the same? Obviously not. For a start, some are more expensive than others.
What are all these machines for, what are the differences and which is best for what? That’s what our team of experts are trying to find out on page 24.
147 AMIGA WORKSHOP If you’re interested in the more serious side of the Amiga, then this is the place for you. Each month our team of experts detail how to get the most out of your machine and the many and varied software packages that exist to help you do just that. This month we reintroduce the popular DIY section, with a complete step-by-step to help you build your own sampler. In addition we continue our regular D-Paint, Workbench and AMOS tutorials. Last, but not least, there's more Amiga books and clubs reviewed plus loads of reader’s letters answered in our own indominable style.
OFF THE CUFF EDITORIAL Howdy partners! This month we've got the computer equivalent ot Gunlight at the OK Corral as six ot the best home computers money can buy, slug it out to see which of them can truly claim to otter the best all round-performance. Will the A1200 come out tops, or witl Atari's Falcon take the crown? To find out, turn to our lead leature on page 24.
Elsewhere this issue, you've probably already discovered the covermounted program, The M Department. This would usually cost an arm and a leg to buy commercially, but we've snapped up the rights to give it to you tor absolutely nothing. In case you're not familiar with the package, it's a graphics program which allows you to create a whole range ot weird and wonder- tul ettects at the click of a button, tl it's games you're alter, then you'll doubtless tind something to interest you in this month's specialty extended First Impressions column. We've got a hot-oft- the-presses report from
the European Computer Trade Show and preview ALL the hot games you'll be playing later this year!
We've also snagged the world's first review ot Dino Dini's Goaf , the spectacular follow- up to Kick OH2- it's a biggie and you can ONLY read about it here in CU Amiga!
Other things to take note ot this issue are our comprehensive 32-page AMOS guide tucked away between pages 146 and 147; the superb tree video otter from Burgess Video Group; and our Buyer's Guides, which this month concentrate on External Disk Drives and Business Software.
And finally, betore I leave you in peace, I'd just like lo pass on my heartiest congratulations to Jon and Tony for their excellent performance in the Sensible Soccer World Cup. They finished bottom ot all the mags taking part, so they're tired!
Rkoulahs NEXT ISSUE ON SALE 26TH MAY 8 NEWS We reveal who's got the rights to Amie's new film and tell all about an exciting new deal to bring more Sega games onto the Amiga. Plus all the latest advances in serious software.
14 COVERDISKS See panel on opposite page.
38 GAME PREVIEWS See panel on opposite page.
48 GAME REVIEWS See panel on opposite page.
85 PLAY TO WIN As well as the usual top tips there are com plete player's guides to Body Blows and The Chaos Engine (world 1).
100 PRODUCTIVITY REVIEWS See panel on opposite page.
128 ART GALLERY Some ot the first A1200 pics are starting to appear in our mailbags. This month we tealure a fantastic 256-colour D-Painling.
131 AMIGA PROFILES What do dentists and Amigas have in common? Quite a lot it you're Andrew Gould
- Multimedia Dentist.
134 PD SCENE More A1200 magic hits the PD Scene with a slide show from Cynostic. Plus, one ot the best anims we’ve seen in months.
137 PD UTILITIES What can the public domain do for me? You may well ask. How about cheap fonts lor video work, excellent integrated business packages and utilities to back up your hard disk? They're all reviewed this month.
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IE90 0AA. Tel 0858 410510. SS0265-72IX ABC 96, 235 July-Dee 1992 ocr SERIOUS PRODUCTIVITY REVIEWS PRODUCTIVITY REVIEW The Amiga music scene is taking off fast and we've got it covered.
Th.s month there’s two new software packages for budding musicians at com ends of the scale - for the hobbyist, page 102, and the pro- fess onal, page 106 - including an exclusive look at the synth you can put in your Amiga, page 108. Plus there's the usual range of top qual- productivity software examined in depth.
MmmiSKS This month there's more than ever before on our TWO packed coverdisks. We promised it and now you've got It - Art Pepert « full. Plus, there’s some AMOS routines to make your programs skHue.
Also, for war fanatics everywhere TWO whole Desert Strike missMuu.
PAGE 14 100 PHOENIX JOYSTICK 100 TYPESMITH 101 SOMETHING ELSE 102 SUPER JAM vl.1 105 WORDWORTH 2.0 106 BARS & PIPES PRO v2.0 108 ONE STOP MUSIC SHOP 111 SOUTH HAMS DATABASE 114 CANDO 2.0 117 OPUS 4 118 ROCTEC’S PICTURE- IN-PICTURE 121 PC1204 EXPANSION ACCELERATOR 122 BUYER'S GUIDE TO EXTERNAL DRIVES 125 BUYER’S GUIDE TO BUSINESS SOFTWARE SCREEN SCENE OAME REVIEWS GAME REVIEWS GAME REVIEWS If you ever doubted that CU Amiga has the best games coverage then think again! To prove that we're top of the heap not only have we brought you two exclusive reviews but we've got a special guide to ALL the
major games that’ll be appearing on the Amiga over the next 12 months. But, what about the current crop of gaming greats? Will Superfrog smash Zooiout of existence? For the answer to this and many other questions read on... 38 FIRST IMPRESSIONS 48 GOAL!
54 D-DAY 57 FLASHBACK 58 ARABIAN NIGHTS 60 SUPERFROG 64 SIM LIFE 69 B-17 FLYING FORTRESS 70 SCRABBLE 77 VFM 85 SMALL TIPS 86 PLAY TO WIN: BODY BLOWS 89 PLAY TO WIN: THE CHAOS ENGINE 93 TROLL'S HEAD 98 KIXX COMPETITION This month we have surpassed ourselves. If you thought the AMOS disk was tough to beat Ihen you’re in for a shock. On this month’s disk you will find the most essential graphics tool for the Amiga - ASDG's The Art Department (TAD). This software can manipulate virtually every aspect of any graphics image file you care to load in, and with an impressive array of loading options
that’s quite a few. The contrast, brightness, colour and gamma correction tools make it invaluable for any video work. Coupled with the extensive dithering modes and scaling facilities it is also a must for anyone with a printer - you can even use TAD to colour separate files for DTP work.
Sprtnkle on a few special effects and you have the most unmissable utility ever. One of the best programs around.
Liltlliaill PAGE 18 When we saw Desert Strike we gave it a whopping 93% and a CU Amiga Superstar. So, we thought it only fair that you should be given the chance to play this smash shoot ’em up too. Take the controls of the Wortd's most feared combat helicopter and guide it through TWO complete missions. Smash the evil dictator, General Kilbaba, by hitting him where it hurts.
First, crush his radar sites so that the SAMS can't track you as you head for the airport. Then, catch his planes like sitting ducks with a few carefully placed air-to-ground missiles. That's not the only action you'll see as along the way there’ll be plenty of opportunities to blow up SAM missile launchers, rescue friendly flyers, steal enemy ammo and fuel, straffe defenceless buildings and rain lead death down on Kilbaba’s troops. For peace lovers everywhere - NOT!
NEWS A4000 UPGRADES ON THE WAY MORE SEGA GAMES HIT THE AMIGA Virgin are currently in secret talks with both Sega and Acclaim and are on the verge ot signing an axdishre contract to convert some ol the Megadrive s top titles onto the Amiga. This could open the floodgates to such games as Ecco the Dolphin, Terminator 2 - The Arcade Game, Joe Montana. Tazmania, Streets ol Rage 2 and Mickey Mouse s World ot Illusion appaaring on the Amiga Ecco is Sega s ground-breaking arcade adventure which pits the main character, a dolphin, up against various underwater evils and ultimately a group ol
particularly nasty aliens. While this may sound a bit ofl the wall', it won critical acclaim Irom all the big Sega magazines.
Including sister mag.
MegeTecfi.
ADPRO ON TOAST Art Department Professional. The high end version of this month's free coverdisk application Art Department.
Has now been upgraded to support NewTek's Video Toaster. ADPro 2.3 can read and write broadcast quality images in the Toaster’s Fra me store format. Videographers now have direct Framestore-to-D1 digital video connection using ADPro’s ABEKAS digital video driver. This is today’s most effective means of moving video data to and from the Amiga, and has been used in high profile productions including Quantum Leap and the American Music Awards.
The new 2.3 update also has a direct memory link for Dpaint 4 AGA and the 24-bit Qpaf Paint. This means that you can have both ADPro and your paint program running simultaneously, and work on the same image or animation in both applications, with no need to continually save files Irom one to be loaded into the other. For further Information, contact: ASDG. 925 Stewart Street, Madison, Wisconsin in, 53713. Tel: (0101)608 273 6585.
THE LAST ACTION HERO In a surprise move. CU AMIGA can exclusively reveal that Psygnosis have scooped two of the hottest movie licenses of the year. Beating off stiff competition from both Ocean and Virgin, the Liverpool-based software house has snapped up the Amiga rights to both The Last Action Hero and Cliffhanger! Haven’t heard of either movie yet? Don't worry, you soon will have! The Last Action Hero is the latest vehicle for Terminator 2 and Predator star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and promises Ihe usual mix of gags and gunplay as our gun-loting pal plays a one man army taking on a gang of
international terrorists. In a twist to the usual hackneyed plot, though. Amie s character is a fictional figure in a movie within a movie! The other film, Cliffhanger. Stars Sylvester Stallone in which the Italian Stallion takes on (surprise, surprise) a gang of international terrorists! Talk about originality, eh?! This time, Stallone plays a mountain tour guide who becomes embroiled in a deadly terrorist bomb plot which involves a race against time to thwan their plans Both movies shook) be out lot the summer and are backed by multi-million dollar promotional campaigns. Amie’s even
coughed up the readies for a special Last Action billboard to be placed in orbit by NASA's Space Shuttle, making il the first outer space film promo!
Rtfr Segas pan nership with Disney also yielded the massively World 01 Illusion, which stars Mickey and Donald. Apan Irom its stunning graphics. WOL Is actually three games In one, with Ihe action dependent on which ol Ihe two characters you’re controlling.
Away Irom tho coto stuff and In tho roilm of rock-hard action is Streets 01 Sap« ? This beat tm up Ms been a massive hit on the currently Strcettighter-sUmg Megadrive It features lour main characlen on a quest to knock seven hells out ol the villains in their neighbourhood, armed only with a dazzling array ol moves snd whatever weapons come to hind Joe Montane, on the other hand, is a spectacular American Football sim to duel even EA’s acclaimed John Madden game It natures absolutely Ions ol digitised speech ind admirably straightforward game- play - even lor those ot us who haven't got a duo
about tho real tile game Other Impressive Sega titles that dould find their way onto the Amiga include Acclaim s Super High Imped Football, another American looty sim. Only this time there i the option to hut op the othei team and play dirty, and Arch Rivals, one ol Ihe most realistic basketball slms evert Unfortunately. Saga’s flagship title and marketing life- saver. Sonic The Hedgehog, doesn't look likely lo appear on the Amiga The blue hedgehog rs most definitely going to stay Saga-specific lor Ihe loreseeoble latere CDTV MEMORY FIX Even though the CDTV was supposed to be 100% compatible
with standard Amiga software, this was soon found to be wishful thinking. The incompatibility is nothing to do with new chipsets, processors or graphics modes, but something far simpler - the CD drive. To keep the access speed at a decent rate, a RAM buffer is put aside for the CD drive. This is taken from the 1Mb of onboard RAM, leaving less than 1Mb for everything else. In the event that a game loaded from floppy disk uses the full 1Mb, there’s simply not enough memory for it to run.
CD Free have a solution in the form of a switch, which disables the CD drive, giving back the buffer to the system. CD Free claim this cures 99% of CDTV compatibility problems. See how it fares when we test it next month. For more info, contact CD Free on 0388 813661.
NEWS CU AMIS A TV PAINT 2.0 . Jeveioped for the Harlequin graphics board, TV Paint has established itself as the best 24-bit c ackage on the market. Now it’s been upgraded to version 2.0, and redesigned with Workbench n mind. Improvements now allow you to open up several menu windows at once, zoom the :-:-een in and out. And have separate screen and working page resolutions. When used with a
- *e-sensitive graphics tablet, the pressure now affects the
brush size, as well as the density.
• -. Ssure sensitivity can be toggled on or off. Other new
features include chalk and crayon modes, bfcrred
transparencies, and improved Arexx control. For further
information contact: Amiga Centre ScoDand, Harlequin House,
Walkerbum Peeblesshire, Scotland, EH43 6AB. Tel: 089 687 583.
SILICA’S SUB-E200 AMIGAS Have you ever wondered what happenec r • r.n A500s, after they were superseded by the A£OC jnd A1200? Some of them have turned up at S-ca are knocking them out at a very tempting £199 t fancy a bit more than the standard 1 Lto A500. The»w also a 2Mb version selling for just £229. Whch includes a software bundle consisting of Zooi Prt&i Dreams, Striker and Transwrite. For more informatjcr contact: Silica Systems, 1-4 The Mews, Hatheriey Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 4DX. Tel: 081 309 1111 LEMMINGS HIT THE CHARTS Lemmings on The Chart Show? It could happen sooner than you
think! Psygnosis have joined forces with producers Ian Richardson and Nick Coler (whose previous clients include The KLF), and come up with the official Lemmings pop single.
Using samples from the game (‘Oh no!’, ‘Let’s go!’ etc.), the track works in snippets of rap and soul, throws in a few catchy riffs, and wraps it all up in a bouncy dance beat. For those who think that bit bigger, there’s the 12 inch vinyl and CD, which include the extended BeBop and Hamster Jam mixes. How will it fare against the trendy Joey Negro mixes of Mega-lchMania, recently released from the Sega MegaDrive game?
Mark Blewitt of Psygnosis commented: 'Lemmings 2 is riding high in the Amiga charts and the console charts. The record should do well in the singles chart’. Lemmings is released on 4th May on Synthetic Records, available on 7", 12", cassette and CD.
OCEAN SIGN MILLION POUND DEAL Computer entertainment software is officially B-l-G business!
One of the UK’s most successful independent games producers, Digital Image Design, have recently signed a SEVEN FIGURE publishing deal with Ocean for exclusive rights to their next six products. Set up in July 1990. DID have already got an impressive list of gaming credits to their name, including F-29, Robocop 3 and the space-combat classic, Epic. Gary Bracey, Ocean's Software Director, believes that DID are 'without question the leading light in 3D games development' and that Ocean are now ‘well placed to make serious in-roads into the future of CD gaming'. For further info on the next
two releases from DID, check this month’s First Impressions.
TURNING JAPANESE The A1200 was recently launched in Japan amid a blaze of publicity and an advertising campaign that embraced all the major computer magazines.
Traditionally, the Amiga has failed to make much of an impact in the Land of the Rising Yen, so it's encouraging to see Commodore attempting to break the strangle hold of the PC and consoles with their newest machine. Even Login magazine, the country's top computer entertainment title, has started to cover Amiga games, which can’t be a bad thing.
MEMORYMASTER1200 They’re coming in thick and fast now - 1200 memory expansions are appearing from all corners of the globe. The MemoryMaster 1200 is the latest to be announced, and hails from BSC in Germany. The trapdoor board expansion comes populated with 1Mb Fast RAM. Expandable to 9Mb, and has provision for either a 68881 or 68882 co-processor, should you wish to add one. Further 4Mb ZIP DRAMs can be installed to give a maximum of 9Mb on the* board, in addition to the 2Mb internal Chip RAM. For further information, contact BSC on 010 49 89 357 1300.
ALISTAIR IN OUTER SPACE Nothing to do with the defunct pop group of the same name, Altered Images have just released their CDTV version of Alistair in Outer Space, adapted from the Penguin children’s book.
Aimed at 5 to 9 year olds, it's a 26-page narrated story book, with the added attractions of simple sub-games and a colouring book mode.
It’s currently available at £24.99, but Altered Images are still on the lookout for a major distribution deal. Interested parties should contact: Altered Images, 39-41 Roff Avenue, Bedford, MK41 7TH. Tel: 0234 340722.
VECTOR CLIPART There's a whole new concept emerging in the world of 3D computer graphics: raw, unrendered 3D clipart. Instead of solid objects and animations, these are just sets of vectors, which can be used however you like, with the software of your choice. Viewpoint have a massive range of 3D clips available, with large sections devoted to anatomy, cars, animals, aircraft, boats, sport, trains and various miscellaneous items. Viewpoint publish a catalogue with large illustrations ol all the clips available. For more info, contact: Viewpoint, 870 West Centre. Orem, Utah, 84057, USA.
Tel: 0101 801 224 2222.
AMIGA CHARTS TOP TEN Lots of new releases are vying for the top spot in this month's Amiga top ten, but the coveted honour this time around goes to Electronic Arts’ Desert Strike, straight in at number one.
1 Desert Strike (Electronic Arts)
2. Body Blows (Team 17)
3. Chaos Engine (Renegade)
4. Superfrog (Team 17)
5. Lemmings 2 (Psygnosis)
6. Indiana Jones IV (US Gold)
7. Wing Commander (Mindscape)
8. B17 Flying Fortress (Microprose)
9. Nigel Mansell’s World Championship (Gremlin)
10. Sleepwalker (Ocean) STREET FIGHTER 2 PINBALL That's right,
Blanka, Chun-Li, Ken and co., are all set to star in their
own pinball game! Designed by pinball kings, Gottlieb, in
close association with Capcom. The new table features the car
crunching sequence from one of the sub-games in the original
video game. A miniature car is displayed beneath the
playfield and this gradually gets crunched up as the pinball
crashes into it. Chun-Li's helicopter kick has also been
adapted for the table so that players must time their ramp
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Watch for it at an arcade near you soon!
MICE IN SPACE If and when the often aborted Discovery shuttle mission eventually launches it will be carrying a piece ol history with it.
On-board is a piece ol technology that has taken Microsoft years to develop. This hi-tech peripheral is a mouse that will actually work in zero-gravity, as well as putting up with all the other rigours ol space.
We challenge you d THE COMMERCIAL PROGRAMMER'S GUIDE 2ND EDITION If you’re interested in writing your own commercial games, you’d do well to learn about some of the pitfalls before you go diving in. The 2nd edition of the Commercial Programmer’s Guide has just been published, and offers advice on organising your code, developing your ideas into commercially viable forms, dealing with copyright, presenting yourself and your game to publishers, and publishing your own games. It’s priced at £9.95 (ISBN: 07457 0155 8). For more info, contact Kuma on 0734 844335.
CALLING ALL CODERS AMOS PRO PRICE DROP AMOS Professional has just had its price reduced from £69.99 to £49.99. The global economic slump has lead to the drop in price, a measure necessary to keep the user base growing, and keep the AMOS Professional support going. The update disk is also now available, giving A1200 and A4000 owners the opportunity to get into AMOS Pro. The PD update also fixes the bugs which caused incompatibility with earlier versions of AMOS, Compiler and 3D. For more information, contact Europress Software on 0625 859333.
Have you written a cunning utility, a lightning fast game, or a professional quality application? Do you want to make some money from it? If so, RBF Software want to hear from you. They currently hold distribution rights to the highly popular OctaMED Pro, and the genealogy program A- Gene, and are on the lookout for new products. As an added incentive, there’s a competition being run for the best programs. First prize is an A1200, second is a hand scanner, and third is a portable colour LCD TV. Any submitted programs must be the author’s own work, and must not have been released as PD. RBFs
policy of keeping retail prices as low as possible has worked well, and if you’d like to get in on the act, send your programs to: RBF Software (CU), 169 Dale Valley Road, Hollybrook, Southampton, S01 6QX, England.
WESTWOOD LOOK EAST mm Although Westwood Studios have dropped plans for any further Amiga releases, all is not lost. The American-based development company are actively seeking a European partner to convert their PC titles over to the Amiga and are close to signing a deal with a leading UK team. In case you’re unaware, Westwood were the creative force behind bofh Eye ot the Beholder end Eye otthe Beholder 2, as well as the well-received graphic adventure, Legend otKyrandia. Their latest game, Land O'Lore, is nearing completion on the PC and is already garnering plenty of interest. Utilising
the first person perspective. Land is almost twice the size of E0TB2, and is set in the real world rather than the usual dungeon environment. Hopefully, once a deal has been signed, the Amiga version can get underway soon!
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V*i'9 ’ NEW HIGH RES MONITORS If you’ve got yourself a spanky new A1200 or A4000, how are you to get the best from your machine’s wonderful new AGA graphics modes?
New Horizon Computers have just released a couple of new monitors that could just hold the answer. Coming in 15 inch and 17 inch screen sizes, the Vanilla monitors use FST technology to give a flatter picture with minimum distortion. Hires graphics will benefit from the 0.28mm dot pitches employed by both models, which combined with an 80MHz bandwidth, should give crystal clear pictures. For more info on the Vanilla range, contact New Horizon Computers on 0989 750260.
HISOFT ACQUIRES AVR Well known for their Amiga digitisers, including Mastersound and Clarity 16, and the ground-breaking realtime video sound digitiser Videomaster, Audio Visual Research have been bought by HiSoft. Development and expansion of AVR’s range will continue through HiSoft, who promise new hardware and multimedia products in the future. For further info, contact: HiSoft, The Old School, Greenfield, Bedford, MK45 5DE. Tel: 0525 718181.
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CO¥£RMSK SS tJ-J A ART Just switch on your Amiga and insert the coverdisk. Double-clicking on the icon that appears will call up a window displaying the contents of the disk. Most of it is taken up with The Art Department, with two separate drawers for the AMOS files and the Virus Checker, so it’s easy to find your way around!
YOUR QUICKSTART GUIDE TO LOADING DISK 56 IF YOUR DISK WON'T LOAD II your coverdisk doesn't seem to work as it should, then lollow this simple guideline. Firstly, remove all unnecessary peripher als. Such as printers, modems etc. Follow the Instructions on these pages to the letter, and it after that you lind that the disk still doesn't work, then pop It in an envelope with a covering letter explaining what the problem Is lo: CU DISK RETURNS. PC WISE. DOWLAIS TOP BUSINESS PARK. MERTHYR TYDFIL. MID- GLAMORGAN. CF46 2YY. Please include 28 pence per disk to cover postage and packing (55 pence lor
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Your disk will be tested and a new. Working one dispatched to It your problem is a little more urgent, then call the PC Wise hotline lor advice on 0685 350505. The line is open between 1030 and 1230 Monday to Friday Please note that neither we nor PC Wise accept responsibility lor any disks damaged due to negligence on the pari ol the user.
Firstly, switch oft your computer and leave it tor at least 20 seconds before switching on again. This helps prevent (he spread ol viruses, should any be present in the system. Then turn on and boot up from the CU coverdisk.
When Workbench appears, double-click on the disk icon (it s called TAO). A small window will appear with loads ol contusing icons in it. Don't worry about any of these apart from the big one called The_Art Department. This is the program. And double-clicking on it will cause it to load.
The Workbench will be replaced by a screen consisting of buttons. Locate the one near the top left-hand comer called ' LOAD' and click on it once. A tile requestor will appear giving a catalogue of the tiles on the disk. Click on the down arrow until the Pics' directory appears, then click on it once.
A new directory will be loaded, showing the three demo tiles on the disk. Two ol those tiles may require more than 1Mb to load, as they are very large. 1Mb users should select the file Astron HAM (by highlighting it with the mouse) and click in the OKI box.
After a brief wait the file will load and be displayed on screen. Click once with the mouse to return to the control panel.
Now let's try an ettect. Click on the Colour to Gray' box.
The image will then be processed, which should take about two or three seconds. To see the changes click in the Execute' box. The image will now be displayed In all it's mono glory Now try clicking on the Line Art' box. Again the process will take a few seconds. Display the Image in Ihe same way as before, and you will see that it s all gone horrible. Yes.
Well, that's what is supposed to happen. This Is a very useful feature though, especially when used to prepare artwork lor printing and further modification in Dpiint.
For further details on all the effects and operations, see the main text.
Other magazines rave about it. But only CU Amiga can convince ASDG to give it away totally free! The Art Department, as you have probably gathered by now. Is a fully-featured 24-bit graphics manipulation program.
With The Art Department you can finally break into the realms of true 24-brt images. It doesn't matter if you don’t have a machine to display them on. But it matters when it comes to exporting them to other machines or even just printing them out.
The Art Department performs operations internally to a*24-bit resolution, which makes for better quality results no matter what colour depth they are finally displayed in.
To load The Art Department, simply double- click on the icon and after a few seconds of disk activity, a screen like this will appear.
This is the main control panel for The Art Department All of the features of this package are controlled directly from this screen, there are no menus at all.
The controls are all activated by the various 'buttons’ on the screen, of which there are two types. The first type are selectors. These are used for choosing one option from the range available, and work by cycling through each possible permutation when they are activated. A good example of this is the colour button. Each time you activate it.
A new colour resolution will be displayed.
The other buttons actually perform some operation. Or call up a requestor which performs some action. The operations take effect on the 24-bit data immediately, but you won t get an immediate display on the screen To see the changes, you must click on the 'execute' button. This is because aH the calculations are made on the raw 24-bit data in memory, which is only convened down to the screen display you have selected when you execute It. This may seem cumbersome, but it means that the integrity of the data is not affected if you choose to display it in 16 colours and then decide you'd
rather have a HAM image.
Most standard screen modes are supported, and the software will work on AGA machines, but it will not support 256 colour or HAM8 modes. Some other display modes are supported though, including variants on the Dynamic HAM standard.
That's about all there is to it, the program is generally intuitive and easy to use. But to help you il you get stuck we have bullied ASDG into letting CU readers get a lull manual at a discount price - check out the offer on page 17.
LIBRARIES AND DEVICES Occasionally on on cotortlisa. Some programs mate use ol libraries and other system tiles which are not normally lound on a standard Workbench dish. The result Is that these utilities will run tine on the coverdisk. But not it you bool Irom another disk. The way around this is lo copy Ihe required libraries onto your Workbench disk.
To do this simply boot up Irom your normal Workbench disk and enter the CLI. Rut the coverdisk in DIO: and type - CD DFO LIBS COPY XXXXX LIBRARY LIBS: ENDCLI whore in Is the name ol the library yoa wish lo install In luture wo will tall yon it a utility requires special libraries (which you may already have) so yoa can copy diem II yon wish.
This month, the viras checker and the doc. Hie reader make use ol the Esplodo library, which Is to be lound on Ihe coverdisk.
1 Load Fornat IFF Color Controls BaIanc i ng 2 Dither: Off Palette Inage Controls Line Art Flip H V 2 Color To Gray RIP Scale Inage Size W: 320 H: 400 Load Formal IFF Load Tornal DU21 load Forn.it IMPULSE I oad Format SCULPT Th load format can be selected by simply clicking on this button until the desired format appears Th moot common format you will need to use Is IFF. This loader handles moat Amiga generated file*. Including Dpatnt pictures. Ham images. AHAM pictures and 24 bit IFF files. There Is no need for any further specification. It you are In doubt about the file format, try this
on* first.
Th DV21 loader is for 21 bit Images, saved out Irom NewTeks DlgiVlew. This format was only supported by Dlglvl*w3.0 and DlgiVlew Gold. It you have a later version of this digitiser, the files produced will be recognised by the IFF loader.
The Impulse loader is for 24-bit files created, naturally enough, with Impulse and th Sculpt loader cunningly works with Sculpt image files The colour controls are used to process an image that has been loaded into memory. Clicking on the Balancing' button will bring up a requestor Sliders can be repositioned to adiust the contrast, brightness and individual colour components of the image. These changes wilt take effect when the image is rendered again.
Dithering can counteract the effect of having a small number of colours on the screen. Areas Between solid colour values are shaded with patterns of th* two colour*.
This Is particularly effective in raytraced Image* to make them look more natural. The palette function lets you load, save and edit palette*, or edit them in the usual way.
Th* three effects buttons all perform Image processing operations on the data in memory. The first of these. Line Art. Will only work on Gray images (In however many shades). It performs a reduction algorithm that produces an outline of th image, effectively unfilling any closed off areas. The process may be repeated more than once for some weird effects.
Colour to gray is a simple effect which removes th* colour information from the file. Th file Is then rendered as a 16-colour gray image. Thi* can be very useful If you are planning to print out th image on a mono printer, as ASOGs controls are more reliable than your preference tS RIP effect does not kill your image, but merely removes isolated pixels, which can be very effective at clearing up noisy' images obtained through scanner* etc. IS Connands Hbout Display Separat e Ex it Screen Controls Low Res PAL Laced Co I ors HAM TC Execute Slider controls can be set to indicate th percentage
scale factor, or you may sanply enter the number* m the gadgets to the right The switch button swaps between enlarging and reducing the image, with the present and resultant six* of the image displayed towards the top of th* screen. You cannot set the size of the resultant image, but if the sin you require lie* between two percentage values, you can always perform the scaling operation more than once. As long as you err on the conservative side there should be no loes In quality of the result.
The image will not actually be scaled until It is rendered, so Ihe operation will not be performed Immediately - do not be alarmed H it seems that nothing has happened when you click on 'Accept'.
If you grow bored or decide that you don't really want to make your image three pixels wide and 640 deep, you can always select the 'cancel' option, and all of your scaling operation will be, cunningly enough, cancelled.
0 The transport controler button is lor use with the MtcroMusions Transport Controller If you have this, you wW already know how to work this feature - N you don't, leave it alone.
0 Execute is the button which will cause th knags cur- rently in memory to be rendered Th Image will appear conforming to the current image settings set tn the screen control panel, if they are valid. If for some reaeon an image cannot be rendered an extensive error message will appear, explaining the problem If th knags is rendered larger than the screen you may scroll around it using the cursor key*. Pr**s th mouse button to return to the control screen.
Load Fornat IFF Color Controls Ba I ancIng Dither: Off Pa I et t e Inage Controls L ine Rrt Flip H V Color To Gray R I P Scale Inage Size W: 320 H: 400 fTi Display will bring the rendered Image screen back to th* front. This will only work W there Is a current, executed image file stored in memory.
There Is really no difference In using this button and paging between th* screens with the gadgets at th* top of th* panel. Full instruction* on how to usa these wonderful gadgets can be found at the bottom of this column.
A The colour* button control* th* number ol colour* to be ukN in the image. Juat click on It to cycle through the options. Most options are fairly obvious, but some non-standard mode* are included.
AHAM Is a variation of HAM using 16 base colours Instead of Just 8. It enhance* th* quality ol the image slightly, but also requires more processor time to display.
12. Th load button wM bring up a standard file requestor, it you
are unsure of Its operation, check out the Oulckstart guide
elsewhere In these pages Be sure you have selected th*
correct loading format for th* file you want before trying to
open an Imago. If you are m doubt try IFF first, as It
handles aU sorts of different Image types.
ARZO and ARZ1 modes are ASDG variants which allow much greater fidelity but at th* cost of even more processor power.
These display modes are only useful lor certain types of image and may not work on some configurations of Amiga.
It is best to chose a colour resolution that best suits the image - HAM is no good H It's in hi-res mode, ARZO la no good if you want to use It as pert of an anlm 0 Th* vertical and horizontal resolutions supported by TAD are selected by cycling these buttons There Is support for HI res. Lo res and overscan horizontal resolutions and NTSC. PAL interlaced and overscanned vertl- that TAD will not allow you to display HAM Image* in hi-re*. Even though this Is possible with AGA machines Screens which are smaller than the Image area may be scrolled with th* cursor keys.
NTSC Iacpd 08fan O To quit th* program, simply dick here 15 Connands About. . _ 1 4 13 Save Port Load 12 11 Display Separate 10 9 Exit Screen Controls 8 Low Res PAL Laced 7 AMOS FILES The Amos files supplied on this disk are provided for ese with the Amos Instructions in this month's special supplement. The files are of no use to you unless you already have a copy ol Amos or you bought CU Amiga last month, when we gave It away on the cover.
To use these files please follow the Instructions In the supplement, and remember that the pathname for them is DtO:Amos ' VIRUS CHECKER There is nothing to using the virus checker on this month's disk. Simply double click on the Vchecker drawer and again on the program’s icon and it will vigilantly and vigorously check any disk that you put into your drives This program is an update to the one we gave away on a previous disk. It can now identity more viruses and is less prone to cause trouble when running other applications.
We advise you to install this on your normal Workbench disk and then run it from the startup sequence.
For details on altering your startup sequence or using the WBStartup drawer, you should refer to your Workbench manual.
Once again, the Virus Checker program has not been provided with a commodities library (as this causes it to crash it run trom WB1 3) so WB2.0 users will see a message complaining lhal this library is missing. This will not prevent the program trom running, and is a problem which is easily cured by installing Virus checker on your workbench disk (which already contains Ihe relevant library).
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complete missions from Electronic Arts’ soon-to-be-released strategic shoot ’em up, Desert Strike. Take to the skies in a state-of- the-art Apache helicopter, armed to the teeth with deadly Hydra rockets and Hellfire missiles, and blast anything that moves. What more fun could you possibly want?!
If you've always wanted to experience the thrills and spills of a modem military engagement, now's your chance! Thanks to Electronic Arts, we’ve got a HUGE playable demo of the brilliant strategic shoot 'em up. Desen Strike.
Already a legend on the Megadnve, the Amiga conversion of the game is an even better blast, receiving a massive 93% and a CU Amiga Superstar when we reviewed it last month. We’ve got two complete missions taken from the finished game on offer, plus the option to carry on blasting once you’ve completed your objectives thanks to extra fuel and ammo pick-ups scattered throughout the play area.
The game begins with a mission bnefing on board a navy frigate. A US intelligence officer (bit Th* game starts her*, of a contradiction «•',he to uk0 there, methinks!) Gives a detailed breakdown on your mission objectives and then the scene shifts to your waiting Apache helicopter nestling on the launch pad of the frigate. By wiggling the joystick from side to side, the copter’s engines can be triggered into life and your craft will slowly rise into the air. And awaaaaay you go... Controlling a multi-million dollar helicopter isn't as difficult as you might think. The Apache flies at a
constant altitude so you don’t have to worry about the ground - although high-rise buildings and mountain ranges might cause you some problems.
MAP SCREEN Pressing F10 calls up the map screen from which vital information can be obtained.
That's the good news. The bad news is that the occupying army don't agree with your campaign orders and want to stop you "¦ dead in your tracks. They'll stop at nothing to try and shoot you and your Apache out of the sky.
Fortunately for you. The Apache is capable of travelling very fast and turning around quicker than the average anti-aircraft gun - if you tell it to!
Our playable demo has been configured to work with a joystick, although in the final version of the game you'll be able to choose the keyboard or mouse as well. Pushing the joystick forward pitches the Apache in that direction and pulling back on the stick puts the copter in reverse Likewise, pulling to the left rolls the craft in that direction and pulling to the right causes the copter to roll right. Holding down the tire button while moving the Joystick to the left or right causes the Apache to side slip In the chosen direction.
This isn't a solo mission, though, as you have the help of an experienced co-pilot - It’s his job to pick up supplies and aim the weapons systems. In the final game, you'll be able to choose your co-pilot from 10 different crew members This option has been left out in our demo, but the copilot you've been given is no mean shot and can be counted on to take out most targets with the minimum of fire power.
ABOUT THE APACHE The Apache helicopter is a machine dedicated to destruction. Packing state-of-the-art weaponry, the Apache Is capable of performing almost any mission - but only if flown correctly Apart from your flying capabilities, and the expertise of your co-pilot, there are three other factors that affect your performance: fuel, ammunition and armour.
FUEL The Apache can carry a maximum of 100 units of fuel. If the helicopter runs out of fuel it is unable to drive the rotor and falls to the ground like a brick. When your fuel load is down to about 35 seconds worth, you receive an audible warning accompanied by an on-screen message. More fuel can be obtained by picking up fuel barrels. This is done by positioning the Apache directly above the fuel supplies - once this is done, the copilot will release a winch to hoist the fuel on board.
AMMUNITION You have three weapons available to you: the chain gun. Hydra rockets and Hellfire missiles. To toggle between the three types of weapon, press the space bar. All three are aimed and Tired by your co-pilot who should target the nearest enemy, so YOUR QUICKSTART GUIDE TO LOADING DISK 57 E PROTECT YOUR COVERDISK! Your machine off for a minimum of 10 seconds. This will make sure tut
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• fcU-tUWIk* Eve, power is 600 units. As the helicopter is hit,
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When the armour surrounding the Apache becomes so thin as to be life-threatening, you receive an audible warning lollowed by an on-screen message. You can obtain replacement power points when you drop MIAs at the Landing Zone or by picking up cases ot armour.
You have access to a sophisticated on-board computer, called into action by pressing F10 (pressing the fire button returns you to the action). You can get information on any misTAKING CONTROL STATUS SCREEN This gives a report on your progress in the campaign.
Each target has either Active or Destroyed next to it. If it’s Active, you must destroy it to finish the campaign.
MAP SCREEN The map shows the region you’re Hying in. The Apache is a spinning white cross. Cycle through the targets and items by clicking on the cycle arrows.
Sion target and check the location ot resupplies and any enemy gun emplacements.
Played at the mission log screen corresponds to the target or object in the text box. To view information on another subject, click on the arrows.
Each mission has definite parameters. Use the mission log to discover what has to be done.
All you have to do is punch the tire Button. Having a good hit rate depends on the skill ot the co-pilot.
The chain gun fires a continuous stream ol bullets at a target but is not particularly powerful. You’ll find your- sett hanging around all day trying to destroy some of the game's larger targets Hydras are unguided rockets that explode on impact with hard surfaces. They follow a straight line from the Apache until they meet the ground or a target. Hellfires are laser-guided missiles that, once released, tollow a route to the nearest target. Because ot their destructive capability they are best used against heavily armoured enemies Replacement missiles can be obtained by picking up ammo
crates.
Again, merely position your 'copter over the supplies and your co-pilot will do the rest.
POWER The Apache is protected trom bullets, shells and missiles by a layer ol armour which is measured in power units The maximum amount ol YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT... In all, there are two missions to complete. Each has its own particular dangers, but to make things even more difficult, you’ve only got one life for both missions.
MISSION ONE Pat in the cockpit ol i hilly-imud Apache helicopter gunshlp. Your ultimate objective Is lo prevsnt crated dictator. General KllbaDa. Irom developing a nuclear bomb and holding the West to ransom In oar special demo, mis involves establishing Allied air supnriority. Se that future missions can lahn place In rtlatrve safety tram ground Mocb.
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Orderline & enquiries telephone (0908) 211665 open 7 days a week 9am-7pm LEAD FEATURE i CU AMIGA The home computer market is hotting up with new releases and price reductions. So it has come to pass that CU have conducted their own consumer research, finding out what ail the myriad number of machines have to offer. Now read on... Which COMPUTER?
It is easy to get so tied up in your own machine that you don't notice what is going on around it in the marketplace New developments which may dramatically aftect your machine are taking place every day.
We thought it might Be useful to present a comparison ot the machines aimed at the home market and see how they pedormed against each other in key areas. This report is as unbiased as it could possibly be and all the results and judgements are based on the combined knowledge ot individuals who have spent years In the marketplace.
We will start off then with the latest arrival, the A4000 030 machine just released by Commodore in the U.K. as a replacement machine lor the A2000. We will also Be hearing tram other one-stop entertainment leisure machines such as the new Atari Falcon and the educationalists tavourite. The Acorn A3010. As well as seeing how the big boys.
Apple and IBM, tare.
We will be judging the machines on all aspects ol periormance. Not just the technical excellence ot its circuitry. To succeed as a home computer, a machine has to be capable ol further expansion and must have the support ot a large number of third party manufacturers, to provide the scope and choice of peripherals and sottware necessary The ideal home computer should also be easy to use and yet at the same time allow the user access to customise and change every part of his working environment. Instead of just looking at tables and graphs we will be assessing each machine as a complete
solution, which will include the sottware and hardware which can be added to the basic system. The result is. We hope, the most usetul guide lo the modem home computer possible.
Well then, gel out your banners and flags lo cheer on the Amigas. Put the half-time hotdogs under the grill and get cracking on the grand home computer face oft.
S* •‘e eng wait is over, and finally a ¦wacemem for the A2000 steps forward.
* wl»ibeen speculation, suspicion, xroa nvmurings about how such
a launch d, how much would be sacrificed i point and whether
the new _3 generate enough support from third Amiga Mfmmo »¦*
- arx4aaurers to make it worthwhile.
Ferwend it was, as everyone had expected,
• - T3C verson of the Amiga 4000, henceforth to
• ••rown as the A4000 030, which rather mucks s w score boxes.
The A4000 junior is exactly
• as the the much loved A4000 040, i October, with the single
exception of r board. As you may remember from s review of the
A4000, the new Amiga s a processor slot into which the main r
card is placed. Simply then, the
* 4000030 is the A4000 as was with a slightly less processor
card.
- -ere are two major advantages to this. Firstly, «sr Commodore
(and indirectly for us) this is a Reaper way to manufacture
machines. The boxes are cfximed out and the cards are added
later.
* *vs means that CBM can almost nszantaneously switch production
Tcm one type of machine to another.
Nice Box AGA chipset Advanced multitasking OS Cheap upgrades Cheaper than A3000!
"here is an economy of scale v-vc*ved too, resulting in reduced costs for raw components, packag- ng and so on. The result, a cheaper
• machine to manufacture.
The other main advantage, which « a bonus for us rather than them, is rat the A4000 030 is completely “ardware compatible with its big it. That means no compatibility
s. It also makes the upgrade path a lot
f. All that would be required to gain the full f of the 4000 040
would be to whip out the 030 card and replace it. It probably
won't be long before some suppliers begin operating a ‘swap-
shop’ service for upgraders.
No DSP No MIDI ports No SCSI port Clumsy Workbench SOFTWARE It remains to be seen how compatible in terms of software this new machine will be. It should run everything that will run on the A4000 040, and probably a few more things. The software which directly supports the AGA hardware is rare at the moment. The only major packages that handle the new screen modes are ADPro, Personal PainI and Dpaint IV AGA.
IT DOES IT The main features of the A4000 030 are the same as the '040 version, the only difference being speed. The new machine has all the custom ships associated with the AGA chipset, giving it all the new screen modes, including super high resolution modes, and an extended colour palette. This allows up to 256 colours in any screen mode, yet still supports the old HAM mode (which can now operate on a high-res screen).
It also sports an IDE controller interface with an installed IDE hard disk.
There is still no SCSI option available , but you can always buy a controller card to fit in one of the four Zorro III expansion ports.
The machine comes with an installed version of Workbench 3 (all six disks of it), exactly the same as the A1200 HD. There are a few updates to the Workbench, but most of them deal with support for the AGA chipset and a few tweaks here and there.
PRICE POWER Coming in a handful of small change below the psychologically big £1000, the A4000 030 lines up quite impressively against the likes of the Falcon.
For a start the '030 on this baby runs at 25MHz, not the shabby 16MHzof the Falcon. Although we haven't had time to put it through rigorous tests' - ourselves yet, it comes in at around twice the speed of the Falcon.
USER INTERFACE Workbench 3 is included with the new machine.
It’s just as well that there is a hard drive to put it on, because the six disks are fairly unwieldy. Perhaps it is time that Commodore had a think about making a bigger ROM. The rest of the interface is as we all remember it, with a few extended preferences to take advantage of the new AGA screen modes.
Nothing new really.
WHY NOW?
Some people may be wondering why il is that, since there is no new technology on the A4000 030, it was not released belore now... before the 040 version perhaps.
Well, there are a number ot reasons tor this.
Historically Commodore have never been very good at sitting on new technology - they like it to be out earning money as soon as possible. Since the limiting factor in the design span ol the machine was more than likely the main board, the one with all the custom chips, and not the processor board, it is very likely that when it was finally ready lor launch either version could have been chosen - it wouldn’t have been quicker to release an 030 version.
A joint launch would have been a bit on the brave side.
It is hard enough convincing people that they need one ol your new machines without complicating the issue with lots ol different models. At the time the A1200 was due to be laurfched too. Another mid-range machine would have been too contusing, especially in the pre-Christmas money making period.
Another factor may have been the desire to make sure the product was right and went out at the right price. To till Ihe shoes ol the A2000 is a tall order. The A3000 sales were insignificant compared to those ol the A2000. The machine traditionally used by professionals and the more dedicated enthusiast. With the market now in quite a period of flux, mostly due to the falling prices ol Pcs and Macs these decisions require a lot ol contemplation.
Cynics may claim that Commodore just wanted to clean up with the higher priced machines belore introducing a cheaper alternative - but here at CU Towers we’re not cynics, we preler the term realists’.
And a modem. What more do you need?
There is no shortage of cards for the Amiga that do everything from add a tape streamer to driving Computer Numeric Control milling machines. It would be hard to come up with any hardware device which cannot be connected to the Amiga at all (although you may have to write your own driver software).
CONCLUSION The A4000 030 is a worthy sucessor lo Ihe A2000.
In real terms the price of the 'boxies' has come down considerably since 1987. The processing power and the graphics ability of the 4000 030 really show up other ’030 machines.
Price E999. Supplier: Indi Direct, 0543 419999 USER INTERFACE Unlike most personal computers, no part of the system software comes on disk, it is all contained in a 2Mb ROM.
This not only includes all the software for the Archimedes WIMP system, but also all the printer drivers, fonts and libraries that Amiga users seem to be forever shuffling between floppies.
This results in a machine which you can use without having to resort to Relatively cheap Unbeaten on perlormance pnce ratio Excellent educational soil- ware Reasonable sound Good user interface Flexible video modes Small software base Not very expandable Expensive Hard Drive options User Interface not customis- able the disk drive. A host ot simple applications are also supplied on ROM, including a word processor and paint package. This means that a tile tormat standard is set not by convention, but by a compatibility necessity, torc- ing software houses to support the packages bundled in
the ROM. The RISC OS3 operating .
System does multitask, allowing many applications to be active. Memory allocations can be altered by calling up the task management window, which allows memory resources to be assigned at the click of a button. Due to font and library access in ROM, a larger amount of the System’s RAM is available for applications.
SOFTWARE SUPPORT There is more software than you might think available for the Archimedes. Okay, a disproportionate
* X5"«an Amiga, in spite of the Acom’s propensity to label with
‘A’ at the beginning
* » of trouble in the past, especially AX*X But the machines
themselves be more dissimilar in their approach.
» .- two major differences separating A30t 0 from the rest of the machines we mg at here. The first and most important of To processor.
POWER : of subscribing either to the Intel or camps. Acorn have designed their own or More than that, they have designed a Stwrw* KrxJ of processor. The ARM2 potwsor ts what is known as a RISC deduced Instruction Set Computer).
Mfccr *ias rather a lot of advantages over » wrtJonal processors. Essentially it down to a trade off between speed
• “'C coerational complexity. Acorn's r forsakes the higher level
functions as MUL (the 16-bit multiplication :©*«’a&on) for a
more efficient execution Tfx with all instructions taking one
cycle to perform.
The may at first seem like a retrograde but it actually applies modern semi- xnouctor design to a simpler set of nttructions as may have been used in the mr f 80s. The result is a chip which executes r .crtons a great deal faster than you would ?*pect. The ARM2 clocks in at around 8 MIPS, xmpared to around 7.5 MIPs of an A1200 run-
- »*ig a 68030 processor. The added advantage is ral the ARM chip
is cheaper to manufacture than re 030.
Already major manufacturers such as Apple and IBM have become interested in RISC architecture. Acorn could make a tidy living from just
• censing production, but they have a commitment to the education
market.
The second factor which sets the A3010 miles from the other machines under review is the ROM.
Amount of it is educational software or, that dreaded word, edutainment, but there are also accounts packages, DTP systems, databases, multimedia applications. Acorn themselves produce a catalogue of currently available hardware and software - a 170-page A4 directory covering every product known to them.
The games scene on the Archimedes is fairly slim, although this may change as Krisalis, better known for their Amiga titles, are undertaking the task of doing Archi conversions. Titles such as Lotus may be only the tip of the iceberg.
EXPANDABILITY Only the higher models of the Acorn series, those aimed at business user or school fileservers, include a SCSI interface, but all models do have an expansion port.
Many familiar expansions are available - scanners, SCSI ports, MIDI adaptors, sound samplers and even genlocks. The price comparisons vary against their Amiga counterparts. MIDI interfaces are around £70, genlocks around £250, but a SCSI adaptor is only £99.
There is a more or less equal range of devices available, but there is perhaps not the same amount of choice - width not depth in the Archimedes market.
CONCLUSION A fast and impressively capable machine, but somewhat lacking in support. Acorn do a very good marketing job with their machine and support their users well, something which perhaps should be taken on board by companies more usually mentioned in this magazine.
For education this machine is the only serious choice, but until more interest is shown by third party companies in developing more software and hardware it is not going to be as well supported as the majority of users like their platforms to be. An excellent choice for those wishing to study at home though.
Price: £499 Contact: Acorn Computers, 0223 254254 The Commodore Amiga A1200 sneaked into shops with hardly a whisper, and yet it seems destined to be the top selling home computer tor years to come. Although it may seem to be nothing more adventurous than an A600 suf- tering the addition ot a numenc keypad, technically it's a great leap forward tor the Amiga.
Fears that the all-singing, all-dancing AGA chipset was going to be limited to the more high end A4000 series were proved unfounded, as the At 200 otters the next generation features and a reasonably last CPU at a bargain price.
Amiga A1200 PRICE POWER Looking solely at the Amiga's CPU can sometimes give a talse impression of what is going on under that white plastic exterior. For example, although the A1200 sports a 14MHz 68020, the custom chips which govern the video and sound capabilities help boost the overall performance considerably. As a result the A1200 compares very favourably with similarly priced 80286 and 80386 based Pcs.
Graphically, the A1200 is streets ahead ol Pcs as It otters video modes which can provide more colours and more detail - without resorting to any form ot extra video card. The new AGA chipset otters modes as high as 256 colours from a 16 million colour palette (like SVGA) but also provide a special HAM8 mode which offers pseudo- 18 bit colour.
Furthermore, the A1200 can operate directly with a television set or video recorder. To do this on most other computers requires costly extra hardware.
Although most tans were disappointed that the new range made no improvements to the audio capabilities - four channels ol 8 bit PCM sound - the Amiga can still outplay most add-on cards tor the PC.
Furthermore. Commodore are known to be looking to make a DSP available for the Amiga, and although it is not certain whether the A1200 will benetit, the luture is looking bright.
USER INTERFACE While other systems have struggled with command line interlaces, the Amiga has always had the Workbench as an integral part of its make up.
Over the years it has grown from a tacky looking orange and blue lumbering beast into a very svelte grey and blue masterpiece of 3D bevel-look design Probably the only mass-market operating system which truly multi-tasks, the Workbench is an amazing piece of software. All Amiga application packages take advantage of this platform to provide an easy to use, infinitely adjustable and very stable user Interlace. Advanced features include the interprocess language Arexx. Which can link several multitasking programs together Later versions will include 'retargetable graphics’ to provide
seamless support lor high performance video cards.
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Because ol the way it has been marketed in this country. The Amiga is seen first and foremost as a games machine
- and this means there is a huge range of high- quality leisure
titles available.
The Amiga's hardware can handle fast graphics and . - - digitised sound with ease, although it is fair to say that the best has yet to come when A1200 A4000-only titles start to appear.
Business software is not quite so common, although the number of word processing and desktop publishing packages are well into double figures. The better DTP packages offer all the facilities of their non-Amiga counterparts, with the added advantage of running on Workbench Video and graphics support is ot a very high standard, with many professional quality image rendenng, processing and animation packages available. The Amiga probably handles Presentation graphics better than any other computer can.
There are an increasing number ol music sequencing programs - as well as 8 and 16 bit sound sampling packages - starting to appear, which when combined with the excellent video support makes the Amiga 1200 the most accessible multimedia machine yet.
EXPANDABILITY Due to the incredible populanty ot the A500. There are many Amiga peripherals designed to interface directly with the serial. Parallel and video ports of the A1200 - including MIDI interfaces, hand s ners, digitisers and genlocks The A1200 also sports a PCMCIA slot, and although at the moment peripherals are limtted * 2Mb or 4Mb RAM expansions, more are c As PCMCIA is a cross-platform standard, c developed for other machines should work • modification. Underneath the A1200 a trapt is present which can be used to add more« hardware. At the time of writing, a r cessor board and a
68030 accelerator card a available, with a SCSI interface imminent.
An IDE hard drive can be connected directfy 1 ,the Amiga, and other internal connections c prospect of yet more memory expansion. Irx* Direct can supply machines with pre-installed *i disks without invalidating the WANG warranty CONCLUSION With the AGA chipset, this new Amiga is said by many to be destined to become the Commodom 64 ot the 90s Building on the large amount e* Amiga software already available, superb games will only scratch the surface of its ( ¦ • 030 Falcon is now the flagship ot the ST I range but is it a question ol too little too itari faicon I •»’ As with the STE, it seems
that Atari era rakan a long time to catch up with the rest in at hardware performance. The Falcon is the ¦ raacrxne in the ST range to use the Motorola ¦0 chp as standard, arriving even as ¦anooore launched the A4000 with its much tm processor.
Rara will probably be some third party accelera- »rt» near future, but it isn’t exactly the white
• et technology.
The thing most people are concerned with is
• DSP Chip though - at present the Falcon is the h home computer
to include such a device.
PRICE PERFORMANCE
* "e» IS where the Atari sutlers badly. It appears »«rz iced in a
market where all il has to otter is a owed 68030. The lull
benefit ot the processor is obi realised because the memory is
organised in AM* packages The 030 is only a 16MHz variant, with
a pertor- "ranee claimed at 3 84 MIPs. This does not compare
exceptionally well with the 2.1 MIPs of
• ra A1200. A decent 030 processor should be wrang m around 7
MIPs. The gap between the Patron s performance and the A1200
could be even narrower, considenng the latter’s 32-bit
• •designed custom DMA chips.
DSP chip true Multitasking Reasonable expandable SCSI as standard MIDI as standard Limited lo 256 colours 16 bit RAM Slow processor clock speed It's an Alan Poor configuration options Memory upgrade limited The Falcon will support an additional 68881 2 FPU, but again this will be docked at 16MHz. A very pedestrian speed, especially since the co-pro boards lor the A1200 are already running at 50MHz.
The only thing really going tor the Falcon is the DSP chip. The DSP is a Digital Signal Processor, which is capable of 16 MIPs ot operation at a speed of 32MHz. The DSP will be initially used lor high quality audio work, but can also help with video and high speed communications. It will be interesting to see what the third party manufacturers make ol it.
Unfortunately for the music ambitions of the machine, al £999 for the 4Mb version (which is fhe minimum needed to use the DSP properly! It is already more expensive than many dedicated samplers and effects boxes.
USER INTERFACE CU AMIGA LEAD FEATURE The Falcon still struggles on with TOS. This is the Multitasking version ot TOS, cunningly called MultiDos. Which provides similar features to AmigaDOS. Though without any equivalent ot Arexx.
It is a significant advance over the old TOS, and in many respects is more powerful than either Windows on the IBM PC or System 7.0 on the Apple machines, but still sticks to the quirky old TOS principles. Task switching is not as easy as on the Amiga and task priorities are decided by MultiDos alone.
The screen mode goes up to Super VGA standard - 640 x 480 in 256 colours.
This is obviously less than the Amigas are capable of. But is of the same standard attained by the other machines under test.
SOFTWARE SUPPORT Although there is plenty ot ST software available which, at this early stage, seems to be entirely compatible with this new machine, there is yet to be any significant packages released which will take advantage ot the new capabilities of the Falcon.
It seems that the Falcon will attain a much better backward compatibility rate than the Amiga did when the A500*- was launched (and the AI200 and the A4000|.
EXPANDABILITY With a SCSI port as standard there is no problem in adding external storage devices such as hard drives and tape streamers The back ol the Falcon also sports a MIDI port (as did all previous Sts) and a LocalTalk compatible LAN port. There is no doubt that the Falcon is well connected when it comes to expansion.
There is even a special DSP port, which allows the DSP direct access to the outside world. One of the possible future expansions tor this port would be a high speed modem. As most of the modem function would be handled by the DSP. Such a unit would be relatively cheap. A tax device would be almost just as easy Price: £599 £999 4Mb Contact: Silica, 081 3091111 The Falcon will have the same standard of hardware support as the ST did. But with some ol the less committed ST suppliers having moved out of Atan peripherals, it seems unlikely that they will tool up again just to support this new
machine unless it starts selling in large numbers.
CONCLUSION The Falcon is certainly a nice machine. It is the only home computer with a DSP chip as standard which could win it a large number ot triends in the music business. It does have its share ol disadvantages too.
The first ot these is the price. Its performance doesn’t match up to the other contenders in the price range, even it it does have the DSP. It is rather silly to sell the machine in a 1 Mb configuration In this amount of memory it is impossible to multitask effectively or make any significant use of the DSP - the only two reasons tor many Atari owners to upgrade.
It may prove to be a usetul tool for musicians and it does have a rather large software library to build on which may tempt existing ST owners to upgrade Perhaps the real testing ground tor the Falcon will be in the DSP upgrade market. If software and peripherals can be manufactured quickly and cheaply enough a new wave ot Atans may appear fn music studios up and down the country.
The tremendous advantage of the DSP chip could be undermined it Commodore manage to get their act together and produce a DSP card for the A4000S (although this would obviously Sutter the same price problems when competing against music studio equipment).
In the end the Falcon is not a complete solution. You would need more than the basic model to be able to achieve anything useful (rather as the A1200 really needs a hard drive it you want to do anything but play games), so the pricepoint is a little misleading.
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Friendliness, Microsoft developed Windows. Now the law suits have died down, it’s safe for me to tell you that Windows is just like the WIMP system known and enjoyed by Mac and Amiga owners - and just about every computer.
Running Windows on a PC requires at least a 386 with 4Mb of RAM to do it properly, and a large chunk of hard disk space. Using Windows with processor intensive operations is not recommended, as Windows itself requires a large system overhead.
Windows runs 'on top of MS DOS, and is therefore neither startlingly fast nor able to offer proper multitasking.
Hundreds of manufacturers produce Pcs and Wtyrerals. With even Commodore starting to get
• y good at it. All Pcs use CPUs developed by MB for a compatible
chip from a competitor) and r» most common are the 80286, the
80386 and fw 80486. With the drop in prices and ever- ¦creasmg
need for more processor Bower, no-one buys a 286 these B*ys.
And no-one with sense buys a 386 either.
Quite cheap considering a monitor and hard drive are as standard Vast software library available Lots ot hardware to choose Irom.
SIT UP GREAT EXPECTATIONS A new version of Windows which runs on the hardware directly has been coming 'real soon now’ for quite some time, but it is unclear exactly how popular it will become.
OS 2 was supposed to revolutionise the PC world, and although it is a remarkable operation system, it has so far failed to attract users in any large number.
A typical PC set-up includes: the C°U with 4Mb of RAM in a desk top =r tower configuration case, a sepa-
• *e keyboard, a large hard disk, a 3 5 inch high density floppy
drive, an SVGA video card and monitor, a mouse and a copy of MS
DOS and Windows.
It’s still lied lo yesterday s technology.
User inlerface is nothing special.
Products are aimed at busi ness users are not cheap «ends» For a 486-based computer this set-up can be bought for just under £1000, and for a 386 under £800.
Portable Pcs are also available which offer the same facilities (minus some expansion) with a mono LCD or Plasma display for about the same price.
Iuppor?e Software is the PC’s forte, for if you can’t get a program to do what you want on a PC then the program hasn't been written for any computer. All manner of serious software is available, although the biggest growth area has been leisure titles.
Most, if not all, the games packages available for PRICI POWER The better 386s and the 486 range of chips pro- vtde a formidable amount of raw processing power
- but they need to as they have little in the way of
co-processors to help them.
The PC was originally designed to have no more than 640K of RAM, and even today this limit can cause problems - adding more memory to a PC requires extended memory, expanded memory and high memory to break the limit.
The SVGA video cards provide excellent displays, but for photo-realistic results an extra video card will be needed. A monitor is considered a standard requirement, and there is no provision for connecting the video signal to a TV or video.
Sound is limited to simple beeps, although sound cards (such as AdLib compatible systems) are themselves now a standard.
The Amiga are also available for the PC - check out the displays in your local software shop.
Audio and video applications are also available. But the PC still has to succeed in the world of multimedia. This is mainly due to the lack of standards in video and audio hardware, but this could be solved soon. Multimedia ’workstations’ are available as complete solutions, but they tend to be pricey.
EXPANDABILITY Pcs come with sockets for expansion cards as standard, and there are many ways to take advantage of them. Modems, hard cards, video cards, sound cards, fax cards - a flick through a PC mag will start your credit card pounding.
Careful choice of the PC at the outset will also allow the central CPU to be upgraded, either by moving up to a 486 or improving from an SX chip to a DX.
CONCLUSION The PC will be with us for years to come, with regular processor up-dates and software to match, simply because it is the most popular computer on the planet. Unfortunately the ‘glad to be grey’ set also leave themselves open to exploitation by the software houses who charge ridiculous sums of money for the applications software. This is in some ways understandable as programming any ‘adventurous’ application on the PC means wading through levels of archaic system architecture.
Conservative if not downright boring, Pcs are not easy machines to use. Their user interface is clumsy, and in the constant search for backward compatibility’ genuinely new and exciting software and hardware products are, unfortunately. Few and far between.
Apple Macintosh Classic JJ cation All tiles are tied to the applications which created them and it can be a problem swapping information between two programs. It is also a bit slow, especially screen updates.
SOFTWARE SUPPORT There is about as much sottware available tor the Macintosh as there is lor the IBM PC. Most ol the software tends to be In the niche areas - word processing and OTP, but plenty of business software is available. There is a games scene on the Mac, although it is not as prolific as even the PC market.
There is a minimal amount of Public Domain sottware too.
Unfortunately most of the software tends to be rather expensive.
The premise seems to be that if people can afford the machines, they can afford overpriced software to make them work.
Easy lo Use Fair graphics capability Good software support Expensive lo support Can be frustrating THE END Well, there you have it. That's what we make of the home computer market, but I’m sure every person will have his own ideas. The judgements provided have been given by people who have actually used these machines, not just by going on the hype that is churned out by various factions. Obviously, these are very much personal observations, but that Is, after all. As much as anyone can hope for. There is no scientific test for how easy a machine is to use. And even processor speed
readings are inclined to give misleading results At the end of the day most machines seem to do better than all the others in one particular area. The Mac is the easiest to use, the Archimedes is exceptionally fast, the PC has a lot of software support and the Falcon has a nice music chip with MIDI ports built in.
The Amiga itself seems to be the most balanced all round machine. It is excellent tor playing games, there is a reasonable amount of hardware and software available at sensible prices - it’s an all-purpose performer- and isn't that what people really need in a home computer when all is said and done? RTt,
7. 1 3
7. 1 3 The recent price reductions in Apple hardware have
spearheaded a new push into the home market. There are a tew
models which are wrthin the scope ot this review, including
the lower model in the Performs series and the LCII as well as
the Classic.
Macintosh have always seen themselves as innovators, directly threatening IBM in their astounding ad. Directed by Ridley Scott, which aired only once at halt time in the Superbowl - the most expensive TV ad slot anywhere in the world.
The threat was made - ‘Find out why tor you. 1984 won't be like 1984', but Apple have tailed to live up to their early expectations. Whilst it is true that the Macintosh is the only serious rival to the IBM PC at the business side ol the market it still has a fairly pitiful market share Traditionally though, the Macintosh is the easiest machine to use. The mouse only has one button, and the user only needs one brarncell to know when to press it.
PRICE POWER Macintosh equipment has also been traditionally overpriced. That is not a charge which is easy to justify any more. Prices have tallen, and systems have become more usetul. But speed is still a problem.
The Macintosh Classic II is an 030 based machine, though you could be tooled into thinking it contained a plain 68000 chip. The main problems with the Macintosh is that the processor is expected to do almost everything. There are a lew custom chips, but nothing to the level ot the graph ics chips on the Amiga and Falcon.
Another problem for the Mac is that most ol the system software must be stored in RAM Particularly with System 7, large chunks ol memory are taken up with tonts and 'system extensions' - the tiles and utilities required to run the OS property. A typical memory overhead is around 1.3 Mb - a fairly large overhead on a machine which comes wrth only 2Mb as standard USER INTERFACE The Mac is widely hailed as the idiot-proof machine. It's quite true that even rabid techno- phobes can pick up the basics in a matler of hours rather than days.
That doesn't mean there aren't some problems though. Many users leel restricted by the tyrannical Wimp system. Unlike the PC and Amiga, it is impossible to play around with tiles in the same way. You can’t access tiles without using an appliEXPANDABILITY Macs do come with a variety of '----- external connectors, including AppleTalk and SCSI ports Unfortunately expansions such as extra memory, extra floppy drives, accelerators are all the sorts ol expansion which has to be carried out by dealers. The Classic II has limited expansion bus capabilities, but the LC model is capable of
handling almost anything you can throw at it - if you have the money.
The dealer-install policy has rather put off third parly manufacturers, so most expansions.are from Apple themselves or from closely linked manufacturers. What this means to the end user is that every peripheral tor the Mac is approximately 50% more expensive than it would be on any other machine.
CONCLUSION The Mac is very much a user's machine - a computer tor people who don’t have to understand what is going on. And moreover, don't want to.
There is little support tor more cerebral pursuits such as, shock, programming. No, I'm afraid not.
Apple have decided that you don’t want to do that.
Unless you want a professional developer system of course. The Mac is very much a computer for the 90s - the 'nanny state' rendered in silicon. Oh, and the sound is terrible too.
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[iwoT price £37-99 TEL 0543 419999-FAX 0543 418079 FIRST IMPRESSIONS It’s crystal ball gazing time again as CU Amiga casts back the mists of time and takes a peek at the games you’ll be playing later this year. If you want to know what’s hot and what’s rot, read on... Twice a year most of the software Industry blg-wigs get together for a weekend ol self-congratulatory back-slapping and drinking each other under the table. All this happens at the European Computer Trade Show, an event that attracts software houses from around the world, and which acts as a showcase for all the latest computer
and console games. As usual, the CU Amiga team were out in force, freeloadlng like there was no tomorrow and walking off with as many freebies as our sweaty little paws could carry. But all this hard work wasn't for nothlng(!). As In between hangovers and drinking copious amounts ot alcohol, we managed to get the low down on all the top games you can expect to see later this year.
BENEATH THE STEEL SKY VIRGIN d ot tho Sensible 38 FIRST IMPRESSIONS You name It, you'll find it here in the most comprehensive preview section of any Amiga mag. We detail the hottest games coming your way this year!
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54 D-DAY 57 FLASHBACK 58 ARABIAN NIGHTS 60 SUPER FROG 64 SIM LIFE 69 817 FLYING FORTRESS 70 SCRABBLE 77 VFM 85 SMALL TIPS 86 PLAY TO WIN: BODY BLOWS 89 PLAY TO WIN: CHAOS ENGINE 93 TROLLS HEAD 98 COMPETITION SUPER STAR & El hairy one is often mistaken for the missing link in the evolutionary chain, to it s kind of appropriate that we gave him S m Lite to review. Ungabunga!
Already beingTouted as possible rivals to Lucasfilm and Sierra In the graphic adventure stakes, Hull- based Revolution Software are busy putting the finishing touches to their latest extravaganza. After the success of Lure ol the Temptress last summer, expectations are high that the new adventure will establish Revolution even further in the minds and wallets of the games buying public.
Set in the far future. Beneath the Steel Sky has a distinct Blade Runner feel lo It, reflected in the towering metropolis where much of the action takes place Huge multinational conglomerates now govern the wodd and much of the planet has been reduced to a polluted wasteland In the quest for dwindling resources. Taking on the guise of a rebel leader and taken prisoner by one of the ruling conglomerates, it's up to you to escape from their dutches and disable the governing supercomputer that controls every aspect of city life.
The Virtual Theatre engine that was used to drive Lure has been significantly improved for its second outing, and the game advances in a more subtle manner Characters not only react to global changes but also progress on a personal basis. For instance, if you slag someone off, they might then relate the incident lo a friend who would also take a dislike to you.
Elaborate puzzle trees' take account of virtually any action that a player may make in the game and this feature has allowed Revolution to include multiple storylines which eventually converge on each other as the game reaches a dimax.
If you read our three page work- In-progress a couple of months ago, you'll already have an inkling about how good this game is going to be Revolution are confident they’ve got a Monkey Island 2 beater here, and from what we've seen so far. We'd tend to agree.
I IMPRESSIONS EUROPEAN COMPUTER TRADE SHOW SPECIAL REPORT n probably showing my age here, SJ I remember the very first time toal Star Trek was shown on the Beeb. I was about four years old and
• as absolutely gob-smacked. Even today the program is still
light-years
• nead of most TV science fiction -
• nd now Trekkies everywhere are y*ng to get the chance to try
their sail at the home computer game of Te smash-hit show.
It may have taken them abso- Wely yonks and yonks, but the JS-based Interplay have finally got around to producing an Amiga version of their blockbusting Star Trek PC game. And it looks like an abso- We corker! It's so true to the original f960s TV show that at times it’s just i*e watching a real-life episode.
Produced and designed in consultation with Paramount, the game «s split into two distinct parts: a 3D space combat simulator and a series of graphic adventures. The 3D combat sequences place you on the bridge of the USS Enterprise and put you in control of the photon torpedoes and phaser banks as you engage enemy vessels - usually Klingons or Romulans. Once you've successfully battled your way through that lot, it's time for the pianet-bound adventures to begin as a landing party beams down to investigate some alien menace, distress signal or whatever. As usual, the landing party
consists of Kirk, Spock and Bones plus one security officer (who you just know is going to cop it very shortly!). Their adventures are icon-controlled and you can flip between all four characters at the click of a mouse button.
Learning from the mistakes of the PC game, the gameplay has been tweaked and improved upon as some of the original puzzles were considered to be a little too tough.
There's also a handy option to skip the 3D combat sequences if you just want to get stuck into the adventure, so that’s a definite improvement, too. On the down side, the Amiga conversion has to make do with 64- colour half-brite mode as opposed to the PC’s 256 colours, and loading times might be a little longer, especially on the bog-standard A500.
Still, there's talk of an A1200-spe- cific version in the not too distant future, so owners of that particular SOCCER KID KRISAUS When we first heard about this game, we thought it was a bit of a joke. After all, how could you possibly hope to combine the arcade playability of a footy sim with a platform romp?!
Fortunately, Krisalis look like they’re going to pull this off as the seemingly unplayable game has metamorphosed into what could be one of the top 10 games of
1993.
Work began on Soccer Kid way back in February 1992 and it's only now that the finishing touches are being put to the game. Based around the 1994 World Cup, the multi-level kick'n’jump game involves a romp around the world as the impish young star attempts to collect six pieces of the missing World Cup and thus save the competition from ruin. The football mad hero has a football constantly at his feet, which he can use to clobber any of the approaching nasties as well as pick up some of the many bonuses lying around each level.
The Kid has an amazing number of trick shots at his disposal - at the last count there were 15 - and it’s this At the stab of a fire button, you can lob the ball straight up into the air, perform an overhead bicycle kick, or smash the ball off the screen. There are plenty more where that little lot came from, too, as our rotund hero can also head the ball, balance or jump on it for extra height, and fire off a shot with enough spin to make the ball return to his feet.
At the start of the game, there’s a nifty trainer option so that new players can become accustomed to the control system. This is set in the Kid's backyard and involves negotiating an obstacle-packed course where all the skills of the game come into play. In the main game, there are six levels on offer, each subdivided into three stages. Each level is set in a particular country and each stage has a theme relevant to that country.
However, there’s no truth in the rumour that the game will have a special skinhead soccer hooligan stage when the action switches to good ol’ Blighty!
With the usual end-of-level guardians and some excellent in-game graphics and sound effects, this is probably one game that deserves all the hype it gets.
Machine will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds.
The episodic nature of the game is reflected right down to the opening credits that begin each instalment, and there’s even an epilogue to each adventure (where McCoy and Kirk stand around, make a bad joke or two and look knowingly at each other while they take the piss out of Spock). This just has to be one of the most important Amiga releases this year and I’d be very surprised if it didn't camp out .in the number one spot for weeks on end.
Watch out for a cover disk soon!
STAR TREK: 25TH ANNIVERSARY MTERPLAY type of flexibility that makes the game such a joy to play. Watch out for a coverdisk and review soon!
CANNON FODDER VIRGIN APOCALYPSE VIRGIN This game's been around lor longer than we care to remember and was originally commissioned by the now defunct Mirrorsolt. Since then, the original programming team. Strangeways. Have handed over the project to Miracle Games who have spent the last year rewriting the code and tweaking the gameplay. Obviously influenced * by Eleclronlc Arts’ Desert Strike and aging coin-op classic, Chop itter, Apocalypse puts you in control ol a high-tech helicopter as you attempt to blast anything that moves! Equipped with heat-seeking missiles, rockets and tirebombs
(which can be replenished Irom strategically placed ammo dumps), you have to guide the copter over a horizontally-scrolling landscape taking out enemy outposts. Vehicles, cannons, soldiers and even your own POWs. Unlike Desert Strike, you can actually fill your own men with lead and see them squirm as the bullets rip through their flesh. This is more like it!
Graphically, the game Is stunning and wouldn't look out ot place on a coin-op. The best bit, though, is undoubtedly the sound. There’s literally a sample for everything that happens on screen, Irom the rattle ol heavy machine gun lire and multi-layered explosions to the screams of the shot up troops. Watch out for a lull review in a couple of months.
Ocean had a busy show and also sported the best stand. Decked out in lake bamboo shoots and palm trees, the centre ol attraction was a huge 12- loot dinosaur straddling their exclusive games suite All this over-the-topness was in order to promole their Jurassic Park license ol Steven Spielberg s bound-to-be-big dinosaur movie Naturally. Ihe CU learn were invited in lor a good lew beers as well as to take a look al all the hot new releases. There looks to be no let up in Ocean s schedule as they're releasing more Amiga-specilic stutl than ever before. With both Universal Monsters and FA
Premier League winging Iheir way into the sottshops. Ihe Manchester-based lirm are currently putting the finishing touches to International Open Goll Championship and Burnm Rubber. A Lolus-style racer which makes Death Race 2000 look like a pensioners ouling.
Here’s your at-a- glance guide to all the latest software releases... BLACK LEGEND Here's a new name you won I have heard ol before, bul one which will soon become very familiar indeed. Based in Switzerland, bul with oflices throughout Northern Europe, this new software house has an ambitious target ol releasing 35 (THIRTY FIVE!) New Amiga games over the next lew months. Made up ol ex-demo teams Irom the PD scene, the company has recruited some ol the best names in the business, including Alcatraz. Zeus. Noxious (the team that coded Protracker}. Static Bytes.
Scoopex and Fraxion. Many ol their titles are nearing fruition, so watch out lor a huge work-in-progress In an upcoming VIRGIN There seems to be no stopping this London-based soltco at the moment. Their release schedule lor Amiga games is absolutely heaving. In the next lew months, expect to see Goal!. Apocalypse. Beneath the Steel Sky. Oune 2. Cannon Fodder and an A1200 version ol Lands 0 Lore. They're also rumoured to have scooped up the Aladdin him license lor floppy release and signed an exclusive deal with Acclaim and Sega to convert some ol the best Megadrive titles onto the Amiga.
Check out our CU NEWS lor more into on that one!
ODYSSEY OCEAN Here's the best reason yet to invest in an A1200! Digital Image Design, the team that brought you games such as RoboCop 3. Epic and F-29 Retalrator, are concentrating all their efforts on Commodore's latest machine and are planning to unleash two A1200-specific titles in the latter hall of the year. First to reach the software shelves will be Odyssey. The souped-up sequel to their space combat blast 'em up, Epic. Fans ol Ihe first game will be pleased to learn that the new offering takes place across an entire solar system which features seven planets, three moons, asteroid
belts, a spaceship graveyard and, yes, another alien race to blast to bits.
This is probably best descnbed as a cross between Lemmings and a paintball game. At your disposal are a small army ol more than 300 conscripts. All with their own unique abilities and special skills. Alter selecting a platoon ol crack troops from those on offer, you then have to choose to send them on one of 24 separate missions set across five different types ol terrain. Missions typically involve rescuing or killing people, destroying installations and factories and other military-type operations Each mission requires a different number ol men to complete it, together with special weapons
and equipment.
After successfully completing a mission, any men that managed to survive move up in rank so that in the next mission they'll be more powerful.
The game's being designed and coded by none other than Sensible Software, so you can expect more than a few laughs along the way.
The mouse controls have been made as simple as possible, with the left button controlling the direction ol the men and the right button the rate and direction ol fire (in a similar fashion to Missile Command or
• Walker). Within each mission there are various tasks which
have to be completed and this otten involves split- Aiming (or
a cross between Wing Commander and Elite, the game is not an
official sequel to Epic, although the action is set 90 years on
Irom the original game. 'We're undecided whether to promote the
game as Epic 2,' mentions DID's Martin Kenwnght.
- Although we were pleased with the way Epic turned out, the new
game has been radically overhauled and is much more open-ended.
Odyssey lets you pick and choose your own missions rather
than following the linear pattern we imposed on the first game.
A typical game could involve up to 80 separate missions!'
With more than 300 individually controlled craft, light sourced cockpit with intuitive weapon selection and control, plus some spectacular tex- tured polygons lor that 3D leel, this one could be big.
Ting the men up into smaller subgroups. At the moment, the tiny in-game sprites (a la SensiSoccei) can only lob grenades or fire off a volley ol shots, but in the finished game it's envisaged that there will be a mini-arsenal at your troops' disposal including missile launchers, tanks, helicopters and maybe even thermo-nuclear bombs!
As you can probably tell, there's a fair bit ol strategy involved here, but don’t worry, as there’s an awful lot to shoot at, too! In fact, this is probably the best mix ol the two gaming styles we've yet seen.
Watch out lor Cannon Fodder in November.
OVERDRIVE TEAM 17 INFERNO OCEAN Mm m dey've redefined Ihe shool to" i« and beat 'em up genres, so 17 are aiming to do the same top down racers. It you can r such sterling efforts as | ttmr-Sprinl on the ST or Nilro on . Then you’re probably [ W»|J|J ig a nostalgic tear already to» going under the monicker of Overdrive, the new game lets you get behind the wheel of five different car types including 4x4. Formula One. Buggy, Sports and Frfv-Sports cars. We are also 1 five different types of ter- to race across, made up of Formula One tracks, a Dust track, a
* »4 arena, a City circuit and an Ice Itountain course. Although
the game
• to be one-player only, there will be an option to serial link
two machines tor a head-on clash with a mate.
Featuring 32 colours and full PAL
• crolmg, there will be the usual on- »ack pick-ups and bonuses
plus lots d testing track designs to push your driving skills
to the limit.
Digital Image's second game Is a flight sim.
Taking over from where F-29 Relaliator left off, Inferno promises to be an even better blast.
Set in the near future, a special United Nations Rapid Response team has been set up to keep the peace Taking on the guise of the new airforce's top ftyboy you have a choice of at least three aircraft at your disposal: the experimental EFA, an F22 and an F117A Stealth Fighter. In all. There will be eight theatres of operations, including Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East with more than 200 missions to undertake. Yes. You heard me.
TWO HUNDRED separate missions! The game begins with a flight training school where you can famtlianse yourself with each plane's flight dynamics and, once you've successfully completed your training, it's into the real world for some serious peace keeping Missions are selected by interacting with news headlines - if you think a situation is getting out of control, send in the troops! To give you some idea how huge the game is. DID claim to have mapped 1 40th of the world's surface in 3D. 'It's looking terrific.'
Enthuses DID's top man, Marlin Kenwright. We re aiming for complete diversity in the missions a player has to undertake. For instance, one minute you'll be lending aenal support to a helicopter team as they attempt to rescue hostages from a terrorist base, and the next you'll be involved in a one-on-one dog-fight. We re packing everything into this one and we reckon
- | you'll be stunned by the 3D graphics we re working on.’ To
add even more authenticity to the game, DID have also drafted
in a top aeronautical engineer from Princeton University to
help with the game's flight dynamics. ETA: October (but if we
know DID. That's probably October 1995!)
Hit coin-op in its own right. These toad- ally awesome guys are incredibly big in the States and should make quite a splash when they hit the Amiga. After that, there's Tony Crowther's sequel to Captive to look forward to. Plus a data disk lor Legend It all that wasn't enough to keep you happy there s also Ihe Amiga conversion ot the Gameboy hit. Allred Chicken, waiting in the wings plus the lirst appearance ol Mario on a home computer in Mario Is Missing Later on in the year we can also eipect to see Maxis’ Sim Farm make its debut on Ihe Amiga and. Just in time lor Christmas, the
deslined-to-be-absolutely-huge-sequel to Sim City, the imaginatively tilled Sim City 2000 TEAM 17 Team 17 used Ihe ECTS lo announce that they are abandoning the low end Amigas and concentrating their efforts on the A1200. Making Ihe announcement. Team 17 spokesman. Martyn Brown, explained: 'We've done all we ean with the works. First to see the li«M «l toy Battletoads. The NES tnwrnw m DONK!
GLOBAL SOFTWARE The marvellously titled Dong! Was just a bit too marvellous for the likes of WH Smith and other software dis- tntoutors. So The Hidden’s first commercial release gets an unexpected name change to Donk!. Since we covered the game back in our February issue, things have moved on apace. The game is set in the future when duck-kind have evolved far beyond their present day slate and the star of the show is a mutant Samurai duck. Having studied every known martial art, Ihe eponymous Donk! Has to traverse 112 (!) Levels of platform tomfoolery in his quest to save the universe. This
is done by collecting power crystals which are scattered around each level. There are also six parts ol a key that need to be collected, too, which, when pieced together, will grant you entrance to the castle of your archnemesis. Big Bad Disk - look, don't blame us, we didn't write this twaddle!
Naturally, it's not that easy and various enemy nasties have to be taken out along the way.
In total, there are more than 2000 screens crammed into the game with more than 60 different types of monsters to slay.
The most outstanding feature, though, is the two-player mgde which splits the screen in two so that you and a friend can compete for crystals Both sets of sprites and backdrops are squashed up and It’s very reminiscent of the two player mode in Sonic 2. Of course. The Hidden have gone out of their way to cram in as many hidden passages, bonus levels and special effects as possible and there are all manner of power-ups and special weapons littering each stage. It's all looking very groovy and, best of all. Global are looking to release the game at a budget-busting £15.99. Other software
houses, please take note!
A500 A600. Just take a look at Project X, Alien Breed and Super Frog. There's nowhere else left to go. So from now on we're developing solely lor the A1200. This gives us a hell ol a lot more options and you'll be seeing some really incredible slull over Ihe next lew months.' So. Later in the year, look out lor an enhanced A1200 version of Body Blows, plus sequels to both Alien Breed and Project X. Can't be bad!
With the imminent launch ol a new version ol Monopoly on Ihe Amiga. Supervision took lime out to reveal some ol their future releases. They're one of the few companies to be actively supporting the COTV.
Their lirst release tor the machine will be based around Sieve Jackson's phenomenally successful series of telephone-based adventure games known as FIST After that, they're aiming lo release the lirst adult-orientated product for the COTV with an adaption of Ihe best-selling Lovers' Guide videos. I think I'll have to review that one when it comes in lor testing!
» FIRST IMPRESSIONS PSYGNOSIS INNOCENT UNTIL CAUGHT PSYGNOSIS » Psygnosis surprised everyone at the show with the sheer volume ol Amiga-based titles they ve got under development Taking a deep breath, here's just some ol the games you can expect to be playing later this year List Action Hero. Armour Geddon 2. Second Samurai. Superhero.
Prime Mover. Bram Stoker's Dracula (COTV). Hired Guns. Creepers. Innocent (A1200). Theatre ot Death (A1200) and Microcosm (COTV). Bui that's not it by a long way. Lemmings 3 is already in production and there's talk ol a follow up to Walker even belore the first game has been released. With their cheque books out at the show, there was a steady stream ol new product being signed, so expect some B I G The last time Psygnosis dipped a corporate toe in the graphic adventure stakes was way back in 1989 with the less- than-wondertul Chronoquesl II. Four years on and the Liverpool-based com
pany is trying to diversify into other genres, so naturally, seeing the success ol Monkey Island. Leisure Suit Larry el al, they've decided to jump on the bandwagon and come up with their own graphic adventure.
Set over three planets, a couple of space ships and numerous seedy bars and brothels.
Innocent stars Jack T Lad as the carefree hero whose past career of tax avoidance has finally caught up with him. Given just 28 days to cough up the back tax on 30 years ol dodgy dealings, he's got to beg. Borrow or steal his way out of trouble and thus avoid being kneecapped by the local friendly laxman [ know Ihe teeling - Ed|.
The futuhstic setting has obviously been influenced by Blade Runner and films of a similar ilk, as the game is populated by a menagerie of degenerates, freeloaders, loafers, pimps, drug addicts, hookers, thieves, hangers- on, gang members and other assorted hoodlums - In fact, pretty much like Ihe CU Amiga team, if I'm not mistaken Attempting to find a balance between a more open- ended style of game and the linear style most often associated with the genre, Psygnosis have injected more sub-plots, twists, turns and double-crosses into the plot than goes on in the Italian government The
humour is pretty gnm at times and adopts a cynical, almost world-weary attitude to the unfolding events. This is countered, though, by some hilarious slap-stick scenes, especially those that take place at the local brothels and pubs.
With the PC version almost complete, the London- based programming team, Divide By Ice, are due to start the Amiga conversion any day now. A1200-spebfic!
Than Jon when he spots a ten pound note lying on the floor’), the game has a number of ray- traced racing vehicles that you can individually customise to your own specifications.
Unfortunately, that's about as much as we know about the game, as the press pack and video we were given at the ECTS spends most of its time rabbiting on about the game's designer, Syd Mead. No, we hadn’t heard of him either, but a quick look at his biography shows that he's designed the interiors of a Keeping a decidedly low prolile at the show. Renegade were giving the computer press a preview ol two big up-and-coming games Andrew Braybrook s Uridium2 doesn't really need any introduction. I'm sure It s a huge shoot em up. And looks set to rival Project X. or even better it! Their number of
|umbo lets as well as a couple of yachts and several theme park rides. Oh. And he was also the creative force behind the set designs for some film called Blade Runner.
Other biggie. Rutt N Tumble, is a cutesy platform romp which makes Magic Pockets.
Look like a Spectrum game chance lo gel down to some serious violence as your two teams battle it out on the ice Shoulder charges, overhead slashes and even smacking the puck nght into the face of the opposing goalie are all possible and fist fights break out at the earliest opportunity. Once in melee-mode', the action switches to a close-up of the two combatants exchanging blows, just so you can see every punch and body blow as it rifles home. At times, this game is more like a beat ’em up than a sports Sim.
And jolly good fun it is too!
As you'd expect from a game in the EA Sports series, there are a ton of options, such as setting off-sides and playing time as well as numerous team stats to sort out. One of the nicest touches occurs when the home crowd cheer a reckless punch thrown at one of the visiting team's players and the boos and hisses that nng out when the same happens to one of your own team members. A contender for the Chnstmas number one!
SYSTEM 3 There was some talk about a Ferrari license and a conversion ol the Detender 3 coin-op a while ago. But both projects have been put on ice and might not see the light ol day until 1994. Putty, meanwhile, goes from strength to strength and both the extra levels data disk and the sequel are in production and look destined lor a Christmas release.
Ft it' ’ & ICE HOCKEY ELECTRONIC ARTS This game was an absolutely huge hit on the Megadnve when it was released a couple ol years ago. Basically, you control an entire ice hockey team in pursuit ol major honours and the action comes thick and last as you cut up both the ice and your opponents in an effort to win each match. This is real end-to-end stuff and. Although there’s nothing to see so lar on the Amiga conversion. Electronic Arts are planning to have it ready lor a Christmas release. II it turns out to be as good as their previous conversions
- namely Road Rash, John Madden and Desert Stnke
- then we'll be in lor a treat.
As with all such sports games. Ice Hockey really comes alive in two-player mode. With the option to disable the rel, there’s the CYBERRACE CYBERDREAMS CyberRace is a 3D combat and racing simulation with the tale ot the universe resting in your hands.
Apparently, you've been forced to represent the Terran Empire on the cybertrack against the rest ot the galaxy. How well you perform in the arcade sequences determines how the rest of the game unfolds, with different storylines emerging depending on your successes and failures on the track. Featuring something called ultra-fast Voxel landscapes (which is obvious techie-talk for ’keep hold of your hat. As this one moves faster TORNADO MgfTAL INTEGRATION I taking their time. Dcs Tornado flight sim has than two years to complete! Now at the final
e. options range from ground-based simulator j (rather dull, I'm
afraid) to multi-aircraft multi-mis-
• on campaigns (seat-of-the-pants stuff). With design
* "c*jt from RAF aircrews and British Aerospace, Tornado can
certainly boast a fine pedigree and this looks like It'll be
more than backed up by the on-screen action. In the 1 game
you'll be able to choose between the r Stnke Tornado (IDS) or
the Air Defense I (ADV). Leaving aside the simulator and
training BATMAN RETURNS KONAMI *rectly from the movie, the
computer version of Batman Returns captures !he atmosphere
ol Ihe film perfectly Demon Design have striven to capture
every nuance of the smash- hit blockbuster. For instance, the
Batman sprite is made up of more than 200 frames of animation
so he swings and prances about the screen in a semi-realistic
manner and many of the other characters have had a similar
number of animation frames devoted to their every movement
modes, the combat option is broken down into a total of 54 pre
planned missions. Able to fly single aircraft or multi-aircraft
missions there’s also a head-to-head link up option available
so that you and a friend can take to the skies and take each
other on in aerial dog-fights. Tornado will be touching down at
the end of June.
As if you need to be told, this is a scrolling platform- based beat 'em up set over five levels, with each stage based on a specific scene from the film. For instance, there's a punch up with the Red Triangle Gang, a one-on- one encounter with Catwoman as well as a final confrontation with the Penguin in his underground Ice World. To help him in his fight against crime. Batman comes equipped with an array of weapons including such old favourites as the batarang, the frisbee-like batdisc and the go-anywhere grappling hook.
Each level begins with some digitised graphics culled directly from the film as well as narrative schpt linking the game's events in with those of Ihe movie. Then it's straight into the action which the game's designers reckon rivals anything you'll encounter in Street Fighter 2! Because of a clever 'decision tree', each enemy sprite takes into account a number ol different events in deciding which is the best method of attack, so you'll find that no two games will ever be exactly alike.
CORE Arcane Design's Darkmere is looking nrg tasty This is a huge 30 isometric a&tmrne i in which you play the role of Ebryn. The sea I ol an Elven king known as Gildom We had to literally prise Jon away from it at the show, otherwise he d have been there all day. Other stufl on show included Bubba NSIix. Formerly known as A Man With A Stick, which is a horizontally scrolling puzzle game which revolves around Bubba s desperate attempts to get back to Earth with only his friendly alien stick to help him Of course, this is no ordinary stick and it can be used in numerous way - as well as
beating enemies over the head with it. He can use it as a lever, a snooker cue. A javelin, baseball bal and a platform to walk across. The player is made to use the stick to solve the game s many and various puzzles Another new release from the Derby- based softco is Blastar. A multi directional shoot em up set over five action-packed stages positively stuffed with alien nasties as well as asteroid belts and other such obstacles. Finally, the end of the year should see the long-awaited release of Wonder Dog a brilliant conversion of the Mega CO title and featuring some lush cartoon graphics
and animation.
ADVENTURESOFT Mike Woodrolle is back with a lun looking graphic adventure. The plot tells of a young lad called Simon who. Since his 14th birthday has been obsessed with magic tricks STRIKER 2 RAGE Although the original Sfrikergained a whopping 94% and a CU Amiga Superstar when we reviewed it last year, the game failed to make much of an impression In the software charts Perhaps it was something to do with a little known game called Sensible Soccer being released at the same time, who knows?! Not to be outdone, the Rage team are back and are busy programming a sequel which, they claim, will
definitely wrest the footballing crown from Sensible Soccer once and lor all. Sinker 2 will be modelled quite closely on Super Sinker, the SNES's version of the original game. The graphics will undergo a complete overhaul and be made much more detailed than they were in the first game. The sound effects are also going to be beefed up and any new rules that have been introduced recently, such as the back-pass rule, will be incorporated.
There will be more trick shots in the sequel, and Rage are claiming that you’ll be able to pull off virtually any shot you can think of.
One day. A small puppy arrives on his doorstep with a leather bound book After browsing through its pages. Simon accidentally opens a portal to another world and goes through it. Transported to a magical kingdom, our hero must unravel the mysteries of this newly lound world before he can return to Earth We covered this in some detail last month and. I know it s a bit of a cliche, but this one really could rival lucasfilm at their best The Ninia Irom the Nth Dimension is all set to return to our screens later this year in a blockbusting new adventure. Gremlin were remaining decidedly tight
lipped about any improvements to the gameplay. But it s rumoured that a special CD version ol the game is in development and will be released to coincide with the launch ol the Amiga CD. Watch out for a wort-in-progress shortly. There was also a lot of speculation at the show (all from these quarters, admittedly!) About the possibility of a Nigel Mansell Indy Car Championship game - watch for more news on this one soon! As for later in Ihe year. Gremlin have another eight Amiga games due for launch, ol which one will be a major licensed producl. Util Oivil now looks like it'll miss out on a
SON OF THE EMPIRE MINDSCAPE One ol Mindscape's mosl successful releases in recent years was an RPG called Legend For an RPG it used some unusual means ot depicting the action, relying on an isometric viewpoint and )iny characters However, anyone who played it tor more than five minutes was sure to be hooked by its wonderful depiction of dungeon bashing and spellcasting The plot tor Son ot the Empire cames on where Legend left off. Your party ol adventurers has headed East to the Assassin's homeland after the death ot his lather, the Emperor. He was killed by lour Guardians who have now
fled to Ihe farthest comers ol the Realm. It's your job to track them down, infiltrate their ranks and then get close enough to deal out a little payback It's been billed as the next chapter in the Legend story, which basically means that it's not a sequel, more a stand-alone expansion This means that you'll have Ihe same characters to control - Assassin, Runemaster. Beserker and Troubador - in an Eastern setting. You can even port across your original group lor extra continuity. There'll be very lew changes in actual gameplay though the game engine itsell will be improved. The spell system
will not be changed as Mindscape leel that it's one ol the besl things about the game!
Newcomers to the Legend's saga win have to go through the old Wiat it I combine that rune with this ingredient' tnal-and-error routine to make any spells; old hands will, ol course, be able to use all those they already know.
The adventurers will be ready to do battle wilhin the next couple of months.
Might seem a bizarre proposition, but it works a treat. Industrial espionage, bribery, sabotage, kidnapping, smuggling and killing all feature quite heavily and are the best way ot getting ahead in the game Reminds me ot working lor EMAP in a way!
Another new release is Space Hulk, based on the Games Workshop s boardgame of the same name. The player has a limited number ot Marines under his command with which to carry out a series ot missions.
These typically involve boarding Space Hulks, huge alien-intested space ships, and blasting any xenomorphs that are lound there. There's a lot ot strategy involved and mapping skills will definitely come in handy too. From what we’ve seen, it’s a very atmospheric game, and is somewhat reminiscent ol the Alien movies.
ELECTRONIC ARTS EA were decidedly quiet at the show, although they did have a presence on the Origin stand, a company which they snapped up at the beginning ol the year.
Bullfrog's Syndicate is progressing nicely.
Mixing a business sim with a shool 'em up DISPOSABLE HERO EUPHORIA PRODUCTIONS From the same development team which brought you such past glories as Flimbo's Quest and Hawkeye comes this nifty action-packed blaster. Disposable Hero is a six level shool 'em up featuring some mouth-watering 32-colour graphics with a definite Gigeresque appeal.
What's more, there are two craft to pilot with a total ot 32 bolt-on armaments(!) And absolutely masses ot alien hordes just waiting to be blasted into protoplasmic gloop This is the story thus tar; it's 2867 and, after many years ot intergalactic war, an elite lighting loroe has been formed, consisting ol the world's most experienced troops. Known as D-Heroes, the special group has been given one over-riding mission; to locate and retneve a number ot lost blue prints to some mind-slagqerlngly powerful weapons systems. The blueprints were scatSomewhat unknown in the UK, Lankhor have built up
a sturdy reputation in their native France with a strtng of fine releases including Grand Pnx Racer. Vroom. And the graphic Whodunnit. Maupiti Island. Recently, they’ve been rather quiet, but all that's due to change with the release of Black Sect. The first French adventure game to take place in the depths of the Yorkshire Moors.
'Eeeh, by gum.
ALFRED CHICKEN MINDSCAPE Here's a first look at Affred Chicken, the hottest new star around.
With the accent firmly on slapstick humour. Allred is a huge mutti-tevel ptattorm game in which our eponymous hero has to rescue his giittriend trom the evil Meka-Chickens.
With wind-up clockwork mice, huge cheesy backdrops and lots of tricks and traps intesting each level, this is not going to be easy Best ol al. Every time you fowl up (sorry, couldn't resist it). Alfred pulls one of his many zany expressions which are a real delighl and will have you absolutely hoofing with laughter Each level requires a number ol gems to be collected withm a set time limit, and contact with any one ot the patrolling nasties results in the loss of one of your five lives.
BLACK SECT LANKHOR tered throughout the planet more than a thousand years ago, but once collected they will be used lo build a formidable new arsenal and thus help the D-Heroes end Ihe brutal war once and tor all.
It might not be in the same league as Project
X. but what we've seen so far bodes well for the finished game.
Each level is absolutely H-U- G-E and packed with wave after
wave ot enemy sprttes.
Starting out with a bog-standard blaster, various armament factories have been strategically scattered throughout each stage and, once you've collected some parts ot the blueprint, entering these will enable you lo construct bigger and belter weapons Ifs this part ol the game which sets D-Hero apart from the million other mindless blasts currently vying tor your cash and adds an element of strategy to your task. You can expect to see a lull review in next month's issue of CU Amiga.
Mes amis.’ or something like that!
. Despite its Last ol the Summer Wine setting.
Lankhor’s latest offering Is certainly not meant to be taken light-heartedly. The small village ot Hobdale has been overtaken by a strange and deadly evil known as the Black Sect. Fear and terror are everywhere and Ihe local inhabitants have fallen victim lo the Sect's deadly spell. Only you (naturally!) Can help put an end to this deadly infestation and. In the process, avenge the death ot your grandfather, murdered by the Sect's evil leader. In order to do so, you must travel to the castle ol the Black Seel and banish the evil spirits to an eternal damnation.
You only need to take a look at the screen shot here to see what a smashing looking game this is. With 34 separate locations lo explore, ifs not the biggest graphic adventure we've come across, but It’s definitely one ot the most atmospheric. Expect a review In a couple ot months.
WAR IN THE GULF EMPIRE SOFTWARE Empire have pretty much got the tank simulation genre sown up. Just to underline their dominance, they're currently working on their third tank warfare Sim in the popular Team Yankee-Pacific Islands series. This time, a crack unit of M1 tanks are pitted against invading Iraqi forces in northern Kuwait. The year is 1995 and Saddam Hussein is once more underlining his territorial claim to Kuwait by mounting a surprise attack using two battalions from the Medina and Nebuchadnezzar Division of the Republican Guard. Not only have they taken over the Sabriya and Ar
Rawdatayn oilfields, but they've also invaded two small islands off the coast.
With foreign intervention still some weeks off, the ruling Al Sabah family have enlisted the help of a team of mercenary 'tankers', mostly consisting of experienced US Vets from the original Desert Storm operation. With the player simultaneously in control of four armoured vehicles, most notably the MIA1 tank, the first mission involves retaking the islands of Failaka and Bubiyan, just off the Kuwaiti shoreline. After that, it’s on to the two major Kuwaiti oilfields and a major set-piece tank battle. Over 15 separate tank battles have to be fought out in the 400 square miles of oilfield to
achieve success.
Spice, the most valuable commodity known to man.
Put in control of one of the three Houses, it’s up to you to build up your Spice operation while protecting it from attack by the rival mining communities. Over a period of time, you’ll be able to invest your profits in bigger and better mining machinery as well as building up a vast army. The computer intelligence is such that enemy units will always attack your weakest points and, once they’ve taken a bit of flak, will break off to regroup and attack another flank.
There are a myriad number of options to control, with Fremen strikes taking place all the time as well as the ever-present threat of nuclear ware breaking out. The PC version was finished some time ago and the Amiga conversion should be with us by the Autumn.
ALIEN BREED 2 TEAM 17 After securing the space station against the alien infestation of the first game, Alien Breed 2 pits the player against an alien army which has taken over an entire federation planet! This time there will be many more types of Aliens, new and more devastating weapons and bolt-on power-ups, plus a range of different scenarios. Team 17 are also promising the first A1200 game to really take advantage of the new graphics chip and faster processor. ‘There’ll be just a whole lot more of everything. More levels, better graphics, incredible sound effects - you name it and
we’ll cram it in!’ enthuses Martyn Brown, the game's project manager. 'Alien Breed 2 will be much more open-ended than the first game, with missions taking players through multi-levels on search and destroy sorties, hostage rescues and the obvious bug-hunt.'
The shot here features 128-colour backgrounds and is just a small taster of what to expect in the finished game. A Christmas ’93 release.
LANDS O' LORE VIRGIN If you’re a fan of Eye of the Beholder I or II, then you’ll doubtless be interested in what the creative team behind those two games are up to now. Having wowed us all with the recently released Legend of Kyrandia, Westwood Studios are currently working on Lands O’ Lore: The Throne of Chaos. Details of the plot are sketchy (Westwood don't want to give too much away at this stage), but it involves a shape-shifting agent of the Dark Army, the beautiful but deadly Scotia, assuming control of a mythical land. With her grip on the land growing day by day, the populace turn to
you as their only possible saviour. Well, good luck sunbeam - if Westwood’s previous games are anything to go by, you’re bloody going to need it! This promises to be a completely gigantic Role Playing Game with eight distinct storylines and over 30 different areas to explore.
There'll be a total of seven different characters to choose from and a character's development will be determined by the player’s on-screen actions. If you show a particular penchant for casting spells, you’ll be granted the rank of a mage, or if punching someone in the face is more your forte, then you’ll be promoted to a warrior.
CU ANICA Sim Specialists. Microprose taan m Mfr tious schedule of Amiga titles kaai 9 ** Ihe next few months. Ancient Art el Wm m the Sky is a sfralegy acfion game comfcm- ing wargaming elements with arcades*!* sequences. After locating enemy bases mrt moving your ground troops into fortified positions, it’s then a case of establishing air superiority by piloting various planes m bombing missions or taking part in aenal dogfights. There are more than 40 fictional and historically accurate campaigns to take part in, and amongst the adversaries you'll come up against are the Red Baron, Kaiser
Wilhem and France s General Foch.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS DUNE 2 - THE BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS VIRGIN Ance* Westwood project is Oarm 2 - The Battle For Arrakis.
Cryo's first game, which mm reasonably true to the origins •'ovei. Westwood’s sequel pmy% scant regard to Frank fetafcvTs Dune chronology and wwy uses some of the book’s =cr-.« !t ons as a backdrop for nagame.
Set a few thousand years
* mk*m the first game (and the onpnaJ novel), Dune 2 is a
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Empire has fallen behind with its mortgage pay-
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Whether you're a seasoned techie or a complete beginner, Hyperbook gives you the power to create spectacular multi-media presentations, graphic databases, address books, story books, educational tools, slideshows and plenty more besides Absolutely no programming expertence is needed! Anyone can use it, from absolute beginners to experienced Amiga folk, with astoundingly professional- looking results. Here are just a few of the many features you can incorporate In your Hyperbook creations at the dick ol a button... Im n ir - -arfTcrv
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This is the biggest game of the year and we've got a three- minute playable demo on next month's coverdisk. Yes, that’s right. Dino Dini's Goal! Is finally set lor release and those good guys and gals at Virgin have given the exclusive demo to CU Amiga II you thought Sensible Soccer was good, |ust wait until you get your sweaty little mitts on this one.
In case you're not aware, Dino is the coding brains behind both Kick Otf and its blockbusting sequel, Kick OH2 Now he's back, with a completely new game incorporating new graphics, new code and new super-last action. This is definitely the slickest football kickabout ever to appear on Ihe Amiga, so don't miss it!
Massive 24x16 sprites, a spedal zoom mode, better ball control, realistic player acceleration, set piece moves, and improved computer intelligence are just some ol the many imjxovements that Dino has made to his previous efforts Each player will have their own set of eight statistics and there's even a honzontally scrolling pitch option thrown in for good measure. Watch out for it!
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Down on the ball. Keeping the joystick pushed forward causes your player to quicken his pace, which is useful when it comes to charging after an opponent who has the ball, but not terribly helpful for accurate control - more often than not, especially in the early stages of learning the rudiments of the new, improved system, you’ll charge straight past your man. That’s why it’s important to gauge accurately the position your character should have reached in relation to the opponent in order to slow down, by nudging the stick as opposed to keeping it pushed fully forward. The gentlemanly
art of tackling has been altered, too; it’s impossible to run through the other players, and tackles are judged by the referee in order of severity. So, for instance, were you to go in for the ball from the side, the ref is likely to just wave play on or possibly award a free kick, but if you go in from the Dino Dini is back with a brand new football sim, and Paul Rand puts the boot in.
When Kick OH was launched onto an unsuspecting world way back In 1989, it was hailed as one of Ihe best football games ever, and Dino Dini became a software star overnight. When the sequel. Kick OH 2. Hit the streets, It was hailed as THE best football game ever. A lot has changed since then; Anco, the company that published both titles, has since converted the latter game to a wide variety of console formats. Dini has parted company with Anco and moved over to Virgin, but he can't use the Kick OH name any more because It doesn’t belong to him.
Fans have been waiting an age for Dino to come up with the goods a third time - there's a new champion in town in the form of Sensible Soccer, after alt - but how could he improve upon what is already a very classy title?
Goal , the latest in the Kick OH saga, is much, much more than just a re-tuned, boy-racer version of the original, although when you sit down and play you immediately realise that the unique control method which underpinned Kick Offs success remains. There are. However, a variety of subtle tweaks added to give greater depth of gameplay IN CONTROL The most important addition to the control of your characters is the ability of players to speed up and slow WHO'S THIS DINO DINI GUY?
Dino Dini sprang himself on the computer world quite unexpectedly. Interested in programming from the age ol 16. Dino used to spend his spare hours writing machine code routines - in his head! At the time, home machines such as the Amiga weren't widely available, so Dino used to compile routines from tables in books. With this firm background, he moved onto a kit computer - more like an oversized calculator than anything else - with which he wrote little games and programs. Nothing major, but from tiny acoms as they say Then came the Anco episode. Anil Gupta wanted a football game, and as
luck would have it Dino was looking for a challenging project The two met and a firm foundation was quickly laid After labouring on what would become the most revolutionary sports game since Track And Field. Kick Off was finally released to the world, which at first just wasn't all that inter I ested Before long, however everyone realised the error of their ways and Kick Oil become a J worldwide success. Alter that? Kick OH 2 ant Player Manager, along with numerous data and I enhancement disks But then came the split with Anco and Kick 0tf3wn left in the balance I Whether one will ever appear
is in the hands ot Anco. But it definitely won't be written by I Dino. | He now lives on a tract ol open countryside near Cambridge, where himself and Mrs Oinil are expecting their first born (a teeny Dini?). Best ol luck Dino! I » *• L5=ZL mSm
mm. It s more than likely that you'll ft* pven a stem ticking-off
or even
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CAUGHT IN A TRAP M Kick Offs free-rolling ball (as apposed to the ball being perma- “* tfy glued to the feet as in tactically every other soccer game re and since the game’s release) ¦•s so popular, it would have been
* »fcsh to take it out. However, one complaint was the trapping
aspect
- basically, the player would stand on the ball and it would be
almost «npossible to wrestle it from him ¦"thout sending him
crashing to the yound and giving away a free kick - or worse.
KICK OFF We realised a long time ago that giving this game a bad review was a big mistake.
When the future of digital kickabouts was released, mostly everyone shied away from it due to the small, less than startling graphics and 'difficult' controls. Scoring somewhere in the low 70s across the board, Kick Oft was almost universally dismissed as 'another attempt to cash in on a popular sport'. Belore too long, though, everyone was hooked. CU came out later and later each month due to extended lunchtimes spent playing, and one-time editor Mike Pattenden coined an interesting new phrase which we still rib him about when we see him. Unfortunately, the aforementioned phrase isn't
printable, but it was very funny at the time.
This has been rectified in the new version of the game; when the ball is stopped, it is positioned just in front of the character, allowing for more realistic tackling and, because there is less likelihood of the game being stopped due to a foul, the game flows more fluidly. The way the ball acts has been tightened up too; gone are the ludicrously long kicks from keeper to opposition 18 yard box which seasoned Kick Off 2 players used to their advantage; because there is no offside rule in Kick Off 2, you could pass the ball back to your keeper, wait for the opposition's defenders to move
toward the ball and for your striker to move closer to the other side’s goal. That trick cannot be pulled in Goal!, because you can’t kick that length of shot anymore, and also because the new back-pass rule, which Dino has incorporated into his game, does not allow keepers to pick up the ball when it is kicked to them.
Offsides are still missing though - Dino felt they would stem the flow of the game, and I agree, but I believe there should at least be the option to play with the rule as it would add a greater level of challenge for experienced players.
TAILOR MADE As in the previous two titles. Goal!
Contains a number of helpful options which allow you to tailor almosMhe entire game to suit your skills. A variety of difficulty levels have been included to help even sad.
Gateshead Diadora League players attain Aston Villa status in a matter of minutes. And speaking of individual teams, there’s an absolute stack of them incorporated into Goal! All the big players are in there, as well as a whole host of international sides.
What is particularly impressive about this aspect of Goal! Is that each side is made up of real players, and each player has his own statistics which mirror his real life form and general performance. For example, were you to select Arsenal (why on earth you’d do that I’m not quite sure) and take a look at Ian Wright’s stats.
KICK OFF 2 How could he possibly come up with a sequel? Alter all, Kick Off had flawless gameplay and everything you could possibly want didn't it? Well, in the words ot Aussie teen idol Diesel, you never miss your water until you're dry. Kick Off 2 exploded onto an expectant scene and gave people lar more than they could ever have expected. You want a set piece designer?
You got it. You want improved graphics and gameplay? You've got that as well. The goalkeepers were more intelligent, as were Ihe computer-controlled players. You had a wider selection of tactics to employ - ones which actually made a difference to the outcome ol the game! Even now. Three years later, it's generally agreed that Kick Off 2 is the lines! Football game ever to appear, and so Dino has set himselt one hell of a target to beat!
N lime down on the pilch - just a couple ol minutes lefl lo go before Ihe two Here's a similar shot, this lime laken on the horttontal setting. If anything. Goal! Is more frantic sides gel down lo the Idnd of -play' you can see in Ihe picture inset! Piayed from side lo side - especially when getting lo grips with the switched control system!
THE CONTENDERS Since Kick 0112. A lew lilies have stepped forward lo lake the crown, and in the eyes ol many at least one ol these lilies has.
Can G03I! Swipe il back and place it on the Dini mantlepiece? Only lime will tell.
SENSISOCCER 1.1 A slight upgrade lo the original Sensible Soccer, version 1 1 was introduced right alter completion ol the ST version, itself an improvement on Ihe Amiga release A lot ol people made a lot ol noise about Ihe game s similarity lo Kick Oil most ol all Jon Hare ol Sensible Software who admitted quite freely that they had borrowed more than a couple ol ideas Essentially, they liked the game so much they decided lo do their own version!
In essence. Sensisoccer is a souped up Kick OH2. With improved goalkeepers and player tactics, bul lar smaller graphics!
Sieve Merrett went crary over the lirst release, and really lost his lop over this upgrade, awarding it 94% and a Superstar.
Where can we go Irom here?
STRIKER Rage Software (formerly Special FX) made one hell ol a start when they released Striker, one ol the most original lootball games since Kick Oil Unlike Sensisoccer and Kick On. Sinker uses a revolutionary down the pitch 3D viewpoint lo add depth lo Ihe game, and although this might sound a little oil putting, it adds heaps to the game's realism and playability.
Steve Merren. Ever one lo pour his appreciation onto a good football game, also awarded this 94%. Staling lhal il was The footballer ol Ihe year, and no mistake . Bul that could always be down to the lacl lhat he managed to Ihrash Rage boss Paul Finnegan by a mighty two goals FA PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL Ocean's new entry into Ihe lootball world, and has yel to be reviewed, but going Irom the playable demo on last month's coverdisk it could be something rather spe you would notice that his aggression and goal sconng attnbutes are high, whilst his detensive and goalkeeplng abilities verge on
the laughable There are around 3000 different players in there, and you can change the names ol each to keep up with the transfer markets. Unfortunately. It's not possible to alter the actual statistics of the players, so you'll just have to hope that when, say, Manchester United finally decide to put 8ryan Robson out to pasture, his replacement possesses similar qualities.
Some hope.
Dead ball situations have been radically altered. Whereas in Kick Off 2 success in these areas generally relied upon your ability to use after- touch to bend the ball around the field. Dlno has used a brand new system in Goal'.. The screen switches to a Sensible Soccer pulled-back view ol the pitch, showing far more of the pitch than usual. When taking a throw-in or a comer, a dotted line appears next to your player. This line can be adjusted using the joystick to place the ball wherever you wish, within reason. Short or long passes can be made, along the ground or high in the air; this system
takes some time to get used to, but once you have mastered its use it becomes second nature.
SENSIBLE DECISION While we re on the subject. I've also got to mention the fact that you can on rock Oft 7e baste player*. And effects such as tha ball hilling Ihe woodwork (which Is likely lo happen here) add even more to Ihe atmosphere.
Play the entire match using the Sensi view should you so desire.
Again, it takes some getting used to, mainly because, unlike Sensible Soccer which was designed to be a slower, more strategic game.
Goal! In mini-mode plays at the same hectic pace as it does in the normal dose-up view.
However, once you become accustomed to the pace of the game, you really do get the best of both worlds - the frantic arcade action for which Dini's football games are universally acdaimed, and the opportunity to do more than just kick and run because you can see more of the pitch, hence more of the players are in view and you can plan passes more easily than when having to rely on the scanner. That's not the only way to play, though - select Horizontal view on the options menu and the pitch swivels through 90°, creating in effect a whole new ball game! The joystick controls change
accordingly, and it's actually much more satisfying to score a goal from this angle, as you can see more of the animation around the goalmouth.
One of the features' of Kick 0112 which many players figured out at an early age was the ability to score a goal from the centre circle by simply hoofing the ball in a straight line - II you timed the kick correctly by letting C AMIGA PLAYER MANAGER By 1990. Tut met on limn Ml nil and truly U else would have led II there, being satisfied with takinf ewiaMae one. But not Oino. Keeping within the format of football games be anm managerial games with Player Manager, a cross between (let Off f aM I In Playtt Manager, most ol the original met Off was evident in I game, which might seem a little ol
a backtrack, but when you pet It a hensive managerial backbone, you have one hell ol a title. Buying and a create the strongest team you can. And then defining every aspect ol their playing h could then step out on Ihe pitch In your player manager guise and (hopeteiiyi leal b to victory Nol as easy as It sounds, hut what a superb product.
The bare bones ol the original are intact, but the subtle additions and alterations to the gameplay breathe new lite into what could have been a tired old package. Graphically there's been a hell ol a lot ol work done, and now the basic footballers are hard and chunky and move around the screen with a high degree ol class (even il the goalkeepers look a bit like Adolf Hitler!). Dino has taken a leal out ol Sensible Software's hefty tome and Included a large amount ol digitised sound effects, many ol which are crowd noises which crop up throughoul the proceedings - loose right on Ihe edge ol
Ihe circle, nine times out ol ten the ball would sail over Ihe keeper's head and into the net. This bug has been rectified wi Goal , as has Ihe other favourite which allowed you to run over the legs ol an opponent in his six yard box. Fall over and win a penalty Having been a massive Ian ol Ekno Dim's soccer titles ever since I got hold ol the original Kick OK. I was not at all sure how much more he could do with the genre he created single-handedly Alter all, the control system In Kick OK 2 is near perfect, graphics were a bit tatty in the original but they served their purpose and it would
be daylight robbery lo release a supposedly new game which turned out to be the preguel with a tace-llft. But now that I've got my hands on Goal! And tinkered with it lor a period ol time. I can categorically state that Kick OK 2 has come out ol the plastic surgery with a facelift. Tummy tuck and liposuction on the thighs and buttock region!
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IN PERSPECTIVE The new perspectives that you can select in Goal1 are a fantastic addition; both are like brand new games in themselves - the Sens view really is akin to a supercharged version ol Renegadp's smash, while the horizontal game Is a dream come true lor all those who enioy lelt-to-righf scrolling footy but can't stand the be* sticking to the toe ol your boot! For some time now, the pundits have been crowing about Sensible Soccer's majestic rise to the top ol the championship table, shunting Kick OK 2 into second place I never agreed with that view; I play both games regularly,
and have always felt that the coveted crown balances precariously between the two titles.
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D-Day.
The game begins on the first day ot the landings, June 6th 1944, and places you in the unenviable position of commander-in-chief. From this lofty office you oversee the entire operation, issuing orders to units and instigating aenal bombardments. As If this wasn't enough, the game also gives you the option of participating in individual battles.
PLAYING THE PART D-Day is broken into live sections.
The largest is a wargame which places you in charge of the troop movements on the opening days of the conflict. In addition to this there are four action games which put you in control ot paratroopers, infantry, tanks and a bomber. Obviously it would take ages to complete the game it you had to participate in every conflict, so you can be selective about which ones you involve yourself in. So that you can keep track of things, the game displays a list of all current conflicts, a feature that comes in handy when you're trying to rally troops for a charge.
Huddled m the bottom of the screen Is your platoon Here you need to guide them up the beech.
MIXED BAG The four sub-games are a mixture of action and strategy The aim of paratroopers is to steer your intrepid troops safely to the ground without getting them shot or landing in trees.
They can be moved left and right and sped up or slowed down to compensate for wind conditions. This section is reminiscent of one of the early 80s console games, with its flat graphics and linear gameplay.
This level down several paratroopers.
The infantry game finds you in control of a platoon of troops ranging in size from one to 10. These are armed with rifles, grenades and mortars. They can be instructed to open fire or dash behind the various bits of cover. What makes this particularly difficult is that you can only issue orders to one soldier at a time, which means that you’ve got to hope that nothing will happen to the others while you're trying to guide individuals to safety.
When you talk about great military leaders you don’t think of Mark So why The result is a game which comes across as a poor man's Laser Squad.
If there were any awards for laughable graphics this part of the game would sweep the opposition aside.
The sprites are tiny and there's minimal animation throughout.
FOUR OF A KIND BOMBER
- t me game, the B-17 bomber that you ; M isn't the most
manoeuvrable thing on ft* planet. It you steer too lar it's
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ground. The game imposes a :s ng ol 4000 feet on your flight,
which is
- atricting, but tails in line with the sim- l '-stic nature ol
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INFANTRY
* ns is the toughest section ol the game.
Intrepid loot soldiers face-ott against ¦itks and torlilied enemy emplacements 0 they attempt to liberate villages and :•*ak through hostile lines. The way to sacceed in this section is gel your troops I'Ttfer cover as soon as possible. Failure to la so will find them picked otf by enemy 1 'ipers. Despite the different scenarios,
• * objective remains the same throughout
- simply kill every enemy in the area.
PARACHUTE Without a doubt the worst ot the tour fames. There's little appeal in a game tech as this where you’re simply steering »*r guys to the ground. It does become ¦ndry when the wind picks up and you have lour or live men coming down at :«*. But it you keep an eye on their posi- ms it’s relatively easy to get them to
• wra tirma sately.
TANK
- ovinfl through the countryside shooting m term houses is great
tun until you eacounter an enemy unit. It only takes a
• ear miss to damage a tank's tread so get- behind a tree ot
similar object is the inter ot the day. Once your vehicles are
sately slowed it s just a matter ol lime
• elore a lucky shot either way decides the BACK TO BASICS Bomber
takes the torm of a pseudo
• ght-sim. Your shown an external wew of your B-17 Bomber with
your targets marked out in the distance.
The aim is to line your bomber up
• nth them, then hit fire at the right moment to deliver its
payload. Again,
- vs is a very simple affair with few controls and almost no
skill required.
Tank is the most enjoyable of the tour sub-games. As commander of a platoon of Sherman tanks you’re ordered to blow up bridges, command posts and other tanks while Tying to hold on to as many of your vehicles as possible. It you tancy some action you can take the machine gunner's or main gunner's seat. From this position you have to rely on the computer to do the driving, which it manages by taking the straightest route from A to B, which often incorporates buildings, trees and friendly tanks.
Before you attempt to invade Europe single-handed, it pays to try out the various training missions on otter. There are several of these and they break you into the conflict gently, pitting you against a paltry number of enemies.
KX0B0 If you feel that pulling off a successful landing is child's play, you can bring into play two options which almost double the challenge. The first is that the German army bring their Panzer reserves into the battle.
In the real thing they held back the Europe.
Reserve forces, which proved a disastrous move. This means that as soon as you think you’re getting the upper hand, several squadrons of tanks move in, usually with drastic consequences for your infantry. The second option has Hitler waking up when the landings take place. History buffs will know that none of Hitter s staff had the bottle to wake him when they heard the landings were taking place. Activating this option greatly increases the intelligence of the German forces, as they now have their commander issuing orders.
In the manual the programmers claim to have spent three years developing this game. From the finished product I can only assume they spent 30 months watching old war movies. The four elements of this each of the sub-games and. Obviously, the wargame starts the same every time and there are only a few effective strategies to discover. There was so much more they could have done.
For instance, the British division used a group of vehicles call ’funnies’ during their landings. These were usually tanks or armoured cars adapted for mine clearing. There’s also the aspect of the problems the individual divisions faced. The American paratroopers which landed behind enemy lines got separated and suffered heavy losses. Events such as these leave plenty of scope for specific scenarios.
Throughout the game the graphics are a mish-mash ot sprites and vectors. That said, the vector-based tank section is fast, while the bomber features some nice shadow effects and smooth animation.
To cap it all, the wargame side is also severely lacking. Instead of dealing with such aspects as supply, reinforcements and combining units, it’s simply a matter of pointing the various platoons in the right direction.
The result is a game which doesn't realty go anywhere. There isn’t much depth or variety, and the lack of atmosphere strips away the historical interest. A very disappointing effort. FSJ* RELEASE DATE: MAY STRATEGY LORICIELS MOUSE 4 1 No 1Mb GENRE: TEAM: CONTROLS: NUMBER OF DISKS: NUMBER OF PLAYERS: HARO DISK INSTALLABLE: MEMORY:
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THE QUESTIONS
1. What is a font?
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2. What’s a ‘jaggy’?
? A. A powerful soccer shot ? B. Scooby Doo's friend ? C. A blocky bitmap
3. What's leading?
? A. The space between lines of words ? B. The stuff people nick off church roofs ? C. What Mr. Major doesn’t do What happens it you ’borrow’ plots from The Running Man. The lawnmower Man, Total Recall. They uve and Blade Runner and mix them ah together? You create the plot ol Flashback. In Delphine's latest you fake the role ol a young scientist who.
By inventing a pair ol glasses which can read molecular density, discovers Hat aliens have infiltrated society Oice the aliens realise this, they kidnap you and drop you on then planet with a blank mind.
Flashback is an arcade adventure from the team that brought you Delphine finally display their latest arcade adventure, while Tony Dillon tries to convince all that they based the main character on him... Another World, but this is tar more basic, going more tor the traditional platform adventure. Unfortunately, this means lots of puzzles where you have to find an object and give it to someone else. Yawn. On the upside, though, it leads to loads and loads of action! Yes. Flashback is rich with the stuff Amie s films are made of. With more scraps than Street Fighter 2!
WHO AM I?
You begin the game with few possessions and no idea as to who or where you are. Move one screen down and you lind a holocube which gives you some idea ol what to do. Oil you trot and belore long you’re picking up stones and using them to open doors, ov manipulating lilts usmg an intricate set ol loot switches.
The game is played over seven ROTO-WHATTING?
The graphics are labulous. Using Flotoscaprng. Delphine have come up with the most realistic mam character animation ever, even better than Prince 01 Persia. Every possible movement has been covered, and no matter what you do, Ihe sprite always moves in a fluid and convincing way.
The same goes lor all the enemy sprites and other animation. Film-like' was a phrase Ihat swam through my head while playing: the best ever’ was another.
Sound has been used to minimal ettect, which is strange alongside the obvious effort put into the visuals.
Very lew spot effects and the occasional burst ol music make up the aural experience One very nice touch, though, is the way that mayor effects, such as a cannon firing, can be heard faintly il you are on one ol the screens adjacent to the action.
CONCLUSION Flashback is one hell ol a good game. The first few times I played it, I levels, and each level is cleverly broken down into segments.
Not that you’d notice the segments. From the start, there are only about eight screens you can actually get to - the rest ot the level is blocked by a bridge that has to be activated. By some stroke, the last puzzle of the segment happens to be the budge activator, so you move to the next segment without realising it.
It is the variation in the gameplay that makes Flashback so groovy. On level two, you race around a space city, talking to people and eventually working lor a living. From there on PIRATES AHOY!
There I no doubling But Flashback is I quality gime UnloHunalelt. H loots like it s going to be l victim ol ils own success Already released in Eutooe. Pirate copies ol the game began circulating m the UK belore Christmas and an English language version appeared soon alter Why Ihen. You might ask. Has its release In this country been delayed tor so long?
Apparently, this was because US Gold, the game’s publisher over here, decided lo coincide ils release with the Megadrive version. Sadly, it looks likely Ihat this decision will allecl the game’s sales as the playground pirates have already gol their mills on II. I would have eipecled a game ol this calibre Id room straight lo the lop ol the charls, but now I doubt II it'll even make Ihe top len. I sincerely hope I'm wrong as Flashback deserves lo be a huge hrl
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OVERALL 87% GAME REVIEW MEET THE GUYS Tbe tirsl nasty to attack Sinbad it tbit palace guard He's got sword, but fortunately be t not too bright.
I attack palace £ 'W.
H Not all people are out to gel Sinbad. Free tins prisoner and he'll give you a set of lockpicks.
One of the Vizier's elemental Djinnis. This one represents Earth.
The second ele Djlnul is Water. Watch him prow before shooting spikes al you.
Leila away can be lack- led at the end ol one ol the magic carpet sections.
The grand old Vizier himselt.
Apart trom an inflated ego, he's hiding a lot ol magical powers so caution - and a big sword-is needed before taking him on.
Ds tventorv I at once) I The dragon As the only one in the office with a penchant for curly- toed sandals, Jon Sloan was the perfect choice for Krisalis’ new platform puzzler.
Rlgnt: At the alert ol the 0-™ Sinbed is locked up in the CaUph'B castle FottunMWy. Ms Ught bulb abovs Me naad signlflss that ha's had an kM now to gal nut Simply piees Ihe speceoar to be illuminated Did your parents ever try to send you to sleep at night by telling you stones of a brave prince beating overwhelming odds to rescue a princess? Were they full of demons and nasty monsters? Yes? I know. I needed years of therapy afterwards too That aside, if you want to relive those tales of dernng- do, Krisalis are releasing the game for you.
Arabian Nights tells the story ot Sinbad Jnr., Chief Gardener's Assistant Helper (2nd Class), to the Caliph of some small eastern country. He is secretly in love with the Caliph's daughter. Princess Leila (isn’t the hero always?).
Unfortunately, he just doesn't have the necessary amount of OOO's at the end of his bank statement to make a serious play for her hand To cap it all. The evil Vizier has designs on Leila too, and he has the power to get her. Being a generally nasty sort of bloke the Vizier can t make Leila an offer directly, so he summons a demon from one of the more unpleasant levels of Hell to steal her away. Sinbad is in the garden when the demon appears and attacks Leila: sensing trouble (boy, this kid is quick!) He starts to scale the palace walls to reach Leila's balcony. Just as he gets there the demon
takes off so Sinbad grabs its loot, but his grip isn't very good and he falls to the ground below. When he wakes up Sinbad finds himself in the palace dungeon accused of kidnapping Leila and using evil sorcery. Sinbad has to escape to rescue the princess and dear his name. Which is where you come in... As It stands. Aralitn NifhtsIs compatible witti Ibe A12M. And playing it on one ol I these beauties increases Ihe overall amounl ol graphic detail. So, tor example. You'll see loads ol leaves falling from I the trees, bigger dusl clouds and more objects in the backdrops Also. Krlsalis are
planning a super AtZOO-specilie ver- sion which should be available some lime I later this year.
Dangers, playing Arabian Nights requires a little brain power as Krisalis have had the foresight to indude a puzzle element in the game Not only does it make playing I and winning harder, it also adds to I the lastability of the whole thing.
The puzzles are not brain strain- I ing but serve as a useful diversion I from the main action. For instance, I on level two Sinbad has to find somel I nnl I way to reach a high platform. Look carefully and you’ll see a flower which looks as though it needs watering. If you check your invei (he can carry up to 36 items you won't find any liquid. However, earlier in the level he upset a bear Al 200 VERSION GAME REVIEW CU AMIGA Th© variety In the gameplay between
• vet* i* excellent. In to keep up with the Vizier, Sinbad must
climb aboard this magic carpet.
This presents the importunity for a little snoot 'em up action.
¦tach is now weeping; to carry the
• ater you'll need some kind of container, and a search will
reveal an old granny who gives you her thimble.
Put two and two together and Sinbad ¦'•I soon be reaching new heights.
Don't worry if this seems too obscure to solve immediately, because whenever he needs one, Sinbad will be yven an on-screen clue. This
• pears in the form of a light bulb
• ove the character's head and pressing the space bar brings up a
• nessage. Sometimes this is a clue, M others it’ll warn you of a
hidden danger immediately ahead.
SPRINTING ARAB Snbad is a nippy little fella and rooms around the platforms. He animates at a speedy 50 frames per second and, if you've got an '030 processor or higher, pressing F10 oggies him up to 60 fps! Not only is fast, he's fairly agile too. He can
• ap huge gaps and do a snazzy run-
- *ng slide which, if he ducks at the same time, is extremely
useful in avoiding low hanging spikes. Each of nine levels is
littered with these spikes, as well as acid pits, large spiky
balls and other objects which “xist be avoided at all costs.
Nbad Barts of ace luch m lan catling Every contact with play. Level one is a dangerous ,he Cal£h'S Object takes away the crampons or you'll be sliding around all 960n and, apart 500 I 15001 A500. I 2000 I I 000 I I 3000 I OUT NOW PLATFORM IN HOUSE J, K, PAD 2 1 NO 1Mb O lying ito ain- on ice, some )Ok at least one of these bars.
Fortunately, scattered around the levels are treasure chests which contain varying amounts of extra energy.
These chests are vital to his health and must not be squandered. Some house special magical amulets which increase the total energy units Sinbad can have. They may also contain certain useful power-ups, including keys, speedy boots and weapon boosts - Sinbad starts off with a fairly weedy sword, more of a penknife, really - but this can be increased on later levels to a longer, missile throwing slicer.
It’s absolutely vital to keep the various objects that you find as they will almost certainly be put to good use at some point. Tapping the space bar brings up the inventory and you can alter '¦%* flower looks like It needs a little water. Find granny to get the Objects that Sinbad'S ¦wr tnimble, then go back to the sad bear. II you’re quick Sinbad carrying in his hands
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Coupled with the background stuff are a smattering of nasty characters who seem intent on stopping Sinbad fulfilling his quest. Contact with these objects and creatures saps our Sin of his vital energy, so either dodge them where possible or whip out your trusty sword for a over the place.
From the puzzles, is a simple platform game, likewise level two, set in the forest. But level three has Sinbad on board a flying carpet swooping across the skies in a basic shoot 'em up. Later levels consist of an underwater maze, another shoot ’em up and there's even an Indiana Jones- style mine cart race.
GOOD AND BAD Arabian Nights has a lot going for it.
Both the coder, Simeon Pashley, and the artist, Darren Hebden, hqve obviously put a lot of thought into it.
Every level contains some nice comic touches, which range from Sinbad’s precarious balancing act when he’s too close to the edge of a platform to the jumping sheep which leap up to smash into his flying carpet (and emit a plaintive Baa!' When they get shot). The animation is top notch as is the soundtrack.
However, there's also a lot missing. I would have liked for there to have been more baddies and a few more power-ups. Despite the level variance, it all seems repetitive after a while. Equally, the restart points for when Sinbad is killed seem to have been chosen with little thought.
There's also an odd mix of scrolling and flip-screen movement - why didn’t they settle for one way of redrawing the screen?
Despite these drawbacks, this is still one helluva game. I can recommend it to anyone with a love for platform romps who fancies something a little different.
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TEL: 0709 372290 An above-average platform romp, but tacking long- m term challenge. " OVERALL 86% KRISALIS £25.99 GRAPHICS SOUND LASTABILITY PLAYABILITY I 1200 I I 4000 I Faster than a speeding hedgehog, stronger than umpteen ninjas, Jon Sloan sees if Team 17’s amphibious antics are all they’re croaked up to be.
There have been many cutesy characters on the Amiga. The hero of Team 17’s latest platform romp, though, has to rank up there as one of the strangest. And he's brought a small, green, elastic blob to keep him company.
Our hero was once a handsome young Prince and in love with a beautiful Princess (aren’t they always?). Unfortunately, a wicked witch took exception to love’s young dream and kidnapped the Princess after turning our hero into his current slimy self. So, off he leaped to the riverbank to drown his sorrows.
Luckily for him a bottle of Lucozade happened to be floating by and our intrepid hero plucked it from the stream and took a swig.
Now, I wasn't aware of this, but Lucozade apparently has a strange effect on frogs and turned this one into a super version of the mud dwelling leapers.
(Remember kids don't try this at home or I’ll have the RSPCA onto you sharpish.)
Endowed with super skills he jumps off to find the Princess for a quick snog and a bit of retrogression before kicking some witch butt. Yes, it is a crap plot but who cares so long as the game plays well?
FROG'S AWAY The game is divided into six worlds, each sub-divided into a number of levels. The levels are completed by collecting a set amount of coins, usually 99, explained as being a toll to access the next level. Thpse lie scattered around the platforms and, in common with the rest of the genre, there are loads hidden in secret rooms. But if finding the things wasn’t hard enough, you're also up against the clock. The time limits set are not too harsh, however, and can be increased by collecting the various Lucozade bottles that appear at certain points. These also act as energy
boosts and come in very handy 'cos there’s quite a few nasties that drain your energy. As well as the orange liquid there’s fresh fruit to collect which gives you a hefty bonus at the end of the section.
To add to your woes each level is replete with its own selection of A DAY IN THE LIFE that the Prince has turned a little green what lies in store tor him? Here's a lew tacts Aal our once handsome hero should know.
9 Frogs belong lo Ihe order Anuta which is the largest amphibian family, accounting tor tt% ot all living species. They are characterised by Ihe complete absence ol a tall. Ihe only riception to this being the Tailed Frog which uses its tor mating.
• All Irogs have extremely long and muscular hind legs with tour
articulating joints, instead of the normal three. This
anatomical difference enables the web-footed wonders to leap
:ngs distances in a single bound, the South American Flying
Frogs can even leap from tree
• 9 to tree lop.
9 Frogs ore generally semi-waler dwellers and are very sensitive to habitat changes. Some can burrow into the mud and go into suspended animation during the dry season. Others, Irwever, are killed in great numbers by man’s interference with their homes. The balance e being redressed In the U.S. though by the introduction ot frog routes which let migrating '-cggies cross the highways without being horribly squished by the passing vehicles.
9 When their thoughts turn to luurve Irogs produce thousands ol offspring, or tadpoles, in an effort to combat Ihe natural depletion in numbers due to predators and habitat changes, fortunately most frogs are long livod and thus have the opportunity to breed many times Mring their lives compensating lor these losses. Let s hope that the hero here changes back before he gets too amorous, otherwise the Princess may be in for a bit of a shock!
BONUS GAME At the end of certain sections all the fruit, coins and time you've got are totted up and credits awarded. These can be converted into points or gambled on a fruit machine for more points, extra lives or even level codes. It's quite accurate, too, as it’s got holds, nudges and even special features. (We liked it so much that we've struck an exclusive deal to put it on our coverdisk in the next couple of months!) It’s a pretty unusual way of increasing the score and I'm sure it must have been thought up after a energy draining creatures. These nasties come in various forms
depending on the level you're on. For mstance, in the Forest (World 1) they appear as wasps, hedgehogs and lils amongst others, whilst in the Ancient level (World 4) you'll meet bats, mummies and snakes. Some can be killed in the time honoured fashion of jumping on their heads, others are completely invulnerable to jrour attacks. Unfortunately, the only way to find out which is which is to .*jmp and see. The only other way to tump them off is to find Spud, Superfrog's elastic blob of a friend.
Once he's been picked up he can be thrown, boomerang-like, at enemies and is especially useful for hitting the flying varieties.
Talking of power-ups, there's a ‘ew other useful ones. The wings enable froggy to stay suspended for onger or glide further. The drawback s that to make them work you have to pummel the firebutton till you think your thumb's going to fall off. The other pick-ups are speed pills (fast and slow), restart pills (return here after you die) and a nifty invisibility piH. This turns the frog invisible, except for his eyes, so that he can njn past and through most nasties (including the swinging spiky balls!).
Once you've found your friend, Deetructo- Spud. He can be thrown at airborne enemies.
He's a useful little character as some of the flying meanles are placed at vital points in Superfrog's flightpath.
Long night jn the pub. Still, it's good tun and makes a change from all that running and jumping.
The main gameplay itself is extremely tough, with a well thought out learning curve. The levels start pretty simply in the Forest, platforms are fairly wide and there aren't too many creatures to avoid. Later levels get a lot tougher with the introduction of springs to jump on, narrow landing spaces, switches to hit in sequence and loads of bloody spikes. These latter objects are extremely frustrating as even the slightest contact causes instant death. They're made even more hair shredping by the fact that they’re often placed near to objects which stun froggy causing him to fall on them.
Another monitor- smashing trick is the use of drop away floors. These appear on later levels and cause the floor to disappear from under Superfrog's feet with no warning. This results in him being dumped back two or three screens just before some tricky obstacle course which you’ve just completed.
This is an old programming trick and a rather dirty one at that. It simply is a means of artificially prolonging gameplay and is a technique not worthy of coders like Team 17.
SECRET WORLDS Superfrog is a very polished product, possibly the best that Team 17 have ever produced. Their aim was to make a classic in its genre. This they have done, as it has all the elements worthy of such a title.
From the Eric Schwartz intro right through every level the graphics scream workmanship at you - just look at how Superfrog's expression changes to one of grim determination as he breaks into a run. The sound too is apt for the genre and the gameplay never less than gripping.
On a separate point, Team 17 claim the game is compatible with all Amigas but I found that there are occasional problems running it on higher Spec, machines, such as the A1500 and A4000. Problems vary, but they range from corrupt graphics on the fruit machine option to complete crashes. Nevertheless, this game gets my vote.
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HP AUTHORISED DEALER • CITIZEN DEALER PLUS We’ve always said
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In Maxis’ new god sim we can prove it!
THOSE SCENARIOS IN S m Lite comei with sii mdy-lo-nin sca- nailos. Coming a wide spectrum ol topics and experiments. They art: © Desert To Forest Your aim hero Is to take a Darren wasteland and lum it into a lush torost. To do so. You need to plan loads ot the more hardy plants, and hope they evolut As plants dit.
They decompose, creating a more nutritious bed lor some ol the weaker plants.
© Battle Ot The Sexes How would a species with an BO per cent female population exist? Here's your chance to lind out. Remember, most of the babies will be female also, so after a few generations, some interesting mutations will take place.
© Feast And Famine You start with a large collection of herbi- You'd be forgiven for thinking that Maxis’ latest simulation extravaganza, Sim Life, looks almost exactly the same as Sim Earth. No-one could blame you either if. Once you've caught a glimpse of the manual, you find yourself under the impression that it’s even harder to get to grips with than its predecessor - if such a thing can be imagined' You would, however, be wrong on both counts.
To be fair, the two games do have a few common denominators. Uke S m Earth, Sim Life has no end point - you won't find a Game Over screen Th atari ol th tutorial.
Panels like this appear tre- quentty, and k p you up to date with what you are doing FULL vores and an even larger scattering of young plants. It ell starts well, but watch what happens when the food runs out. An excellent lesson in food chain control.
O Camivorla Stepping the previous scenario up a difficulty notch, this scenario adds meat eating preda tors to the scene Can yoa keep a balaece?
© Terrible Lizard What did happen to the dinosaurs? This experiment might just give you some idea.
Were they all wiped out by a comet, or was H nothing more than a total breakdown of the food chain?
O March 01 The Mutants Create some random genes and throw them out to lend lor themselves. Weird and wacky mutants battle for supremacy, or at least survival lo Ihe next generation.
In this software. In keeping with their philosophy of creating software toys rather than games, Maxis have aimed to make the package as open- ended as possible - you can literally do whatever you feel like.
That, however, is as far as the similarities go. In Sim Earth you had to build the world, but the aim was to keep the planet alive. Sim Life turns the whole equation on its head - once the world has been formed, forget about it and concentrate on
• the life forms. By cleverly evolving the beings you already
have, and creating new, perhaps more suitable ones, you have
to try and reach your chosen goal.
Upon loading, you are greeted by the main menu screen. Everything looks fine and dandy - there are half a dozen preset challenges, from turning a desert into a forest to keeping a species with a limited amount of males evolving, together with a tutorial and an experimentation mode.
Remember. Sim Life has no specific end point - these scenarios are merely examples of the sort of goal you can set yourself.
GETTING TRICKY From this point, things get a little complex. Two pages isn’t a lot of space to explain something that takes a 200 page manual to detail YOIKS, WHAT A PERSONAL DISASTER!
Sim Ufa contains a smattering of disasters which can be triggered by the player, or left tor the computer to throw In at the moments when you could do without them.
© Plague A deadly virus is passed from animal to animal, wiping them out as it goes.
© STD A simple STD.
€ Heat Wave There's nothing like global warming to mess up your plantlife. A quick heat wave increases global temperature dramatically.
O Cold Wave Like a heat wave, only colder.
G Flood A flood is great for the sea-dwelling creatures of your world, but a curse for any plantlife that lies in your coastal regions.
G Drought With a drought on, no rain will fall, and your plantlife will suffer.
O Fire This can only happen if there are plants in your ecosystem.
Comet The old Maxis favourite, and the easiest way to wipe the slate dean and start again.
G Teleport Randomly re-arranges the plants and animals in your world.
€£ Civilisation This places land developers on the globe and lets them run wild.
MINDSCAPE £29.99 adequately, but I'll give it a go. Sim Life is based on an extensive set of biological rules concerning evolution and survival. Each lifeform is broken down into dozens of categories, from the basic prototype genome, which dictates things like whether the animal can fly, how much energy is taken up by foraging for food and how many babies it has in a litter, to ©dividual breakdowns which cover f»e sex of the animal, its various tolerance levels to hunger and thirst and the sorts of things it likes to eat.
You don’t just create animals erther. You are also responsible for DIFFERENT WORLDS There are two dilterent versions ol this oackage being released. The lirst to hit the streets will be the A4000 A1200 version, which is the one reviewed here. Due to speed and memory, the largest ot the four types ol world is unavailable, but that is the only restriction. The A500 600 500*
* ersion will be released around the same time, and we re assured
that Ihe drop in speed will be minimal, and you will only be
able lo create Ihe smaller two worlds.
Apart Irom that, the game should be identical. So Ihe mark given stands lor that version too.
Spread, and the sorts of shrub they evolve into. Every creature is based on a prototype gene, but their surroundings and habitat dictate how each successive generation will mutate. It’s this toying with the mutation that makes it so enjoyable.
Thankfully, you’re not just thrown in at the deep end. A full on-screen tutorial takes you through the basics of the game, from building a world to understanding the reasons behind certain animal behaviour. A box will appear on screen and ask you to do something, such as select an option or create a certain plant. Once you have done that, the tutorial steps forward to the next stage, all the time keeping you fully informed of what you have done and the effects your actions have had. This makes getting into the game far easier.
The game is windows-based, with information panels summoned via a menu bar at the top of the screen.
Being ported directly from the Apple Mac, the mouse control is highly intuitive; pop-up menus and help panels are displayed by clicking on the appropriate icons, and it looks a treat on the A4000 and 1200. Every control panel and display window is in a completely different box, so the screen can be rearranged to your heart’s content, which is just as well as it can get very cluttered at times.
There are dozens of information panels to work through, and it isn't advisable to have more than three on screen at once, if you can help it.
GOING DOWN If reading this review has made you think of a couple of things you would like to do, chances are you can.
Designer Ken Karakotsios has made a superb job of the design, giving the user total freedom.
Sim Life does everything it claims to do, and although it’s extremely technical, it never baffles the user with jargon. Its only real downfall is, of course, the fact that only a small percentage of users will fully appreciate what it can do. 3* A500 n A500. H *600 H 1210 1500 B 2000 H 3000 O u»g U MINDSCAPE INTERNATIONAL, PRIORITY HOUSE, CHARLES AVENUE, BURGESS HILL. WEST SUSSEX RH15 9PQ. TEL: 0441 246333 RELEASE DATE: JUNE GENRE: BIOLOGY SIM TEAM: AMBERS0FT CONTROLS: MOUSE NUMBER OF DISKS: 2 HARD DISK INSTALLABLE: YES MEMORY: 1Mb
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DISK INSTALLABLE: MEMORY: The year: 1943. The place: a USAF
base in Southern England. The Allies are gradu- a y nosing
ahead in the tight against Nazis, but it's not over yet.
American B-17 bombers are playing a vital role in the struggle, and you've ust been assigned the job ot I Commander of the local B-17 team. It Oaes a crew ot 10 to operate the I «ne, and it's up to you to make sure [ everyone does their bit.
AIRBORNE FREE Before you get airtoorne, you need to select your plane. You can either take one ‘off the shelf, or have a srand new, personalised one. Name four plane, spruce it up with some snazzy nose artwork, and ifs off for tie mission brief. The briefing session is made more tolerable with Tony Horgan considers himself a high flyer, so when B-17 came into the office he was the obvious person to take a closer look.
Some grainy black and white reconnaissance films and maps. Once you think you’ve swallowed that lot, you get a chance to customise the game to suit your skill level. There's an overall difficulty level, and all kinds of other parameters can be independently tweaked, from the levels of flak, to whether or not the bombs are liable to malfunction.
So far, ifs all going fine, but the first irritations start when you find yourself at the controls of the beast.
Instead of lining you up for take-off, the computer makes you go through an exceedingly tedious few minutes as you taxi onto the runway. You can use the ‘time-skip’ function to minimise the boredom, but then you'll probably miss the take-off itself, which is about the most exciting part of the game, until you get to your target.
Once airborne, ifs best to delegate the flying duties to your co-pilot, otherwise you run the risk of colliding with your fellow airmen in the three-plane formation. This means that you’re free to admire the beautiful green English countryside, which has been completely stripped of hills, towns, farms, and any other distinguishing features that may have helped pass the time.
WE'RE GUNNER DIE!
Using the time skip feature again, you can jump forward to your first encounter with the enemy. This is usually a gun battle with a small group of German fighter planes. The B-17 would be a sitting duck, were it not for the various gun turrets that just about cover all the angles. You’re free to swap your control between any of the gunners at any time.
Considering this is one of the few ‘action’ stages in the game, ifs.
Fairly low on excitement.
Most of the time, the bandits are no more than single pixels wobbling around in the sky, out of the range of your guns. When they do come up close, they usually just shoot past in an instant. The controls are no help either - not only do they react with a very noticeable delay, but the guns have an irritating habit of moving in big steps. On top of that, the game accesses the disk intermittently throughout the gun battles. Accurate marksmanship goes out of the window - realism has taken precedence over gameplay once again.
Ifs obvious that Microprose have put a lot of time and effort into.B-f 7.
Some of the pre-flight screens are excellent, and before you get into the main part of the game, there are plenty of details to keep the enthusiast interested. What a shame, then, that they've come up with a very slow and uneventful flight sim. All the bells and whistles will never make up for the shortfalls in the heart of the game.
Even if a few buildings or hills had been added to the landscapes, it would only make things slower.
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US GOLD £25.99 uMWBTICK USTAU 8* * ¦ I've i '¦¦¦ TSP 1 CU . Ok, ... IT IT IT B B IT ¦¦1 99HII B IT IT B IT B IT 55 S5 H p B B B ?HEJSS n r sw r m BBQBQQB S3QBB Tonv r«l SCUMOVI rear erii n IT B kll LsiUIUJI b r B ro B m B B 0 IT mnra e B Uli 11 Ul - ra U TILES LEFT in MG When I first saw a Scrabble computer game (written by Leisure Genius lor the Spectrum almost 10 years ago!), I remember thinking what a totally pointless conversion it was. Back then, the tools to create the sort ol Artificial Intelligence and the storage capacity necessary for all the possible words just weren't available,
and so you ended up with a very basic version ot the game that was only slightly better than playing alone.
Now we reach 1993. The base level Amiga has at least 1 Mb ol memory and there are chess programs that can compete with Grand Masters. US Gold have brought forward Scrabble once more and this time I can honestly say that it gives me a real run for my money.
Everyone knows how to play Scrabble: intercrossing words are laid down on a grid rather like a crossword with a score calculated trom the letters that make up the words and any special tiles the letters might be placed on. Each player has seven letter tiles, and each time they use one, it is replaced with a random letter. Ray continues until no more words can be made and there are no more tiles to be drawn from the bag. Whoever has the highest score wins. And that’s about it.
Rtgni: Word* are lomMd In tha bar at tha lop ol Iha acraan, and Ihan draggad wlin Iho n you werrt tt»em PUZZLE IT OUT The question is, how do you take a game that is already thal simple and effective on a board and use a computer to improve on it? You don't.
You merely add lots of options, menus and help and try to keep it as faithful as possible Consequently.
Amiga Scrabble lets you alter the colours on the board, play the whole thing in black and white with or without music, play with up to three other people or a computer opponent with 16 different skill levels (the highest ot which uses a lot of strategy and tries lo cieale nine letter words!) And use help it you like.
Help? Yes, to aid you in your quest tor Scrabble superstardom, you can get a little help trom the computer. This comes in two lorms - hints and advice.
Hints can be called belore you make your move, and when selected the computer looks at your tile and the board and comes up with every single permutation it can, which you can then browse through. Advice is tar more aggravating, though.
It you find the idea ot someone whispering in your ear things like 'Oh no. You didn't want to do that' or I can think ot a much better word than that' then you most definitely want to turn the advice oft. After each move you make, the computer checks your letters and then tells you how many higher sconng words you could have made. This might not sound too bad.
But it really gets up your nose when you have thought lor hours, placed a six letter word scoring you 50 points, and the computer tells you that there are 72 more profitable words you could have placed I Aaargh!
All things considered though.
Scrabble is a superb conversion ot the original. II you like the game, then ot course you'll want to get it.
Otherwise, well, it words are your thing, then you could find yourself using it to sharpen up those skills.
Scrabble may not be to everyone's liking, but this is a perfect version. '2J| RELEASE DATE: APRIL GENRE: BOARD GAME TEAM: ARC CONTROLS: MOUSE NUMBER OF DISKS: 1 NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1 HARD DISK INSTALLABLE: YES MEMORY: 1Mb GRAPHICS ???« SOUND ?????53% INSTABILITY ? ??• ?99% PLAYABILITY I ????i 997% V you like Scrabble, then you'll love this ¦ conversion. W NO CHEATS In Ihe old days. II you entered a word II didn't recognise, the Scnttli program would ash you to confirm It, taking your answer In good laith. For the sate ol looting really good on the high score table. I tried to play this new
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They're actually quite close to the original ones found on the coin-op - in fact, this is a fairly decent conversion of Tengen's arcade machine.
Unfortunately, that praise isn't as high as it sounds; the arcade game was only pretty average to begin with.
As beat 'em ups go, Ihe plot for this one is dirtier than usual. The basic premise is that you're involved m some illegal backstreet pnzefighting. There are no rules, no rounds and the last one left standing wins. You get to choose from three characters. Ty, Kato and Buzz who come from different fighting backgrounds - pro-wrestling, martial arts and kickboxing. Each of them has his own set of moves which include a special one that's applicable to their 'sport', such as jumping spinning kicks or body slams.
The arcade action is fast and furious, with lots of wicked objects to pick up and throw at your opponents, including knives, shurikens and even motorbikes! The winning fighter gets paid a purse which contains a bonus for how brutally he fought, so it's no-holds-barred action all the way.
As I said, the conversion has been carried out pretty well and the digitised characters look quite realistic. Unfodunately, too much attention has been paid to the way they look when stationary, as they break down completely when things move. Too few frames of animation have been used for them and, as a result, everyone tends to jump around the screen in a most unconvincing manner. This, coupled with the fact that you can actually fight on top of some of the background audience, makes the whole thing very unconvincing. As a full- price game I would have panned the whole thing, but as a
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TERMINATOR 2 HIT SQUAD OUT NOW £7.99 If you've seen the film by now (and who hasn't?) Then you'll have a pretty good idea what this game is all about. It mirrors many of the main scenes in Amie's smash blockbuster, but inevitably fails to live up to the promise of its cinematic namesake.
The player controls Arnie's character, the T-800, sent back in time to protect John Connor, a soon-to-be rebel leader, from the murderous attentions of a more advanced terminator robot, the T-1000. This new breed of assassin has a nifty shape-changing ability, which means he can turn into liquid metal whenever he's in trouble.
The first level sees the T-800 facing up to his enemy in an arcade that the young John Connor frequents. It's basically a hohzontally scrolling beat 'em up between the two characters. The available moves on this screen are fairly limited and the joystick controls are pretty unresponsive. If you manage to survive this you're plonked on the back of a Harley along with John and have to outrun the T-1000 in a vertically scrolling race.
Later come various puzzle sub-games, such as the piece-Arnie's-face- back-together using sliding blocks, more vertically scrolling chases and, finally, the scene in the metal works which is an exact repetition of the first screen. It's a very mixed bag which fails to gel in any way whatsoever.
The animation is of very poor quality, the sound effects are minimal and the playability is atrocious. You should avoid this game at .
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Budding Scrooges read on... MOONSTONE MINDSCAPE OUT NOW £14.99 This game is prefaced by one of the most stirring animated intros I've seen. It may not be the best animation or sound ever, but their combination into one cohesive whole makes for a blood-curdling intro.
Set in ancient times when men were men and women were... well, women, it tells the tale of 'The ., Quest for the Moonstones’. You and up to three friends play knights on this quest, travelling the lands and testing themselves and each other in mortal combat with bands of hairy monsters. This is played out over a detailed map containing various cities to explore and monster's lairs to attack.
Movement is controlled on this main map and you can travel as far as the terrain that you're on allows. If you stop at one of the cities you can visit a tavern to gamble for more cash to buy better equipment, visit a Mystic to be healed or have your stats increased. All very derivative stuff you might say, and I would agree. But that's where Moonstone begins to depart from the norm. When you attack a lair, or if you're attacked by one of the other knights, the viewpoint switches to a horizontally scrolling beat ’em up. It's here that the game shows its true colours, for it's one of the
bloodiest games on the Amiga - literally. Every blow is depicted in full-colour gore (mainly red) with decapitations accompanied by suitable squelching sound effects. (Don't worry if you're a bit squeamish as you can turn the gore off but, frankly, doing so takes away the game's appeal.) The animation in these sequences is absolutely superb and the backdrops over which you fight are equally detailed.
It's so gripping to try and find tactics to beat the other knights and monsters, as each requires subtly different attacking sequences. For instance, the mud- men rise up out the ground and try to drag you down with them. All it takes is one good blow and you're history, so you have to move quickly around the screen and use your longest range of sword thrust to keep them at bay. With other knights it's best to start at a distance and throw a load of knives to weaken them and then get in close for a bit of good old fashioned hacking.
Fortunately, there aren't that many types of monsters to beat.
This combination of strategy and joystick flailing action makes Moonstone a winner. It may lack long-term appeal, but it's great fun while it lasts. » BUDGET GAMES CU AMIGA PIRATES!
KIXX XL OUT NOW £12.99 SMASH TV HIT SQUAD OUT NOW £7.99 If you like your games coated in an extremely violent veneer, then Smash TV should be right up your street. Mix shoot ’em up action with a team ol baseball-wielding ihugs and you’ve got a good idea about what to expect here. An excellent conversion ol the Williams' coin-op, the action comes thick and last as you take control of a contestant in an ultra-violent futuristic game show. The aim is to collect as many different prizes as possible (such as videos, toasters and microwaves) while avoiding an army ol mutant psychos who are after
the greatest prize ol all... your life!
The graphics aren't really up to much - you'll be disappointed if you're expecting the same quality as those ol the coin-op - and the in-game sound effects are decidedly tinny, but lor a mindless blast this really can't be beaten. Each room is packed lull ol pnzes. Mortars, explosives, laser emplacements and hidden bombs, and belore you know it the screen is flooded with the aforementioned thugs who won't rest until they’ve battered you into a mushy pulp. Get boxed in by this lot and you'll be hammered until you fall to the ground unconscious. Armed with a paltry machine gun to begin with,
there are vanous power-ups scattered around each room which can transform your weapon into a slice’n’dlce death machine. Be caretul, though, as there are also explosives scattered around each level and if you run into one ol these your brains gel splattered all over the screen. Once you've completed a number ol such screens it's onto a confrontation with one ol the game's big bosses Hours of tun lor all the family '7 *.
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Amesf was the first game that I had nightmares about. When it lirst came out I spent hours glued to it. Only to lind the sounds ol lapping waves and whooshing winds dominating my sleep, too. This game is seriously addictive.
You play the part ol a young apprentice captain sailing the Spanish Main in the 17th century. The aim ol the game is fairly simply - make enough money to die a rich man and rise through the ranks of social and nautical class. Whilst this may sound easy, in practice it’s bloody difficult. Fortunately, there are various ways to achieve these goals, including visiting a port’s Governor to be assigned various tasks or to take a Letter ol Marque, whilst surreptitiously trying to chat up his daughterl As any good pirate knows, lame and fortune doesn't come easy.
The main action takes place on a map depicting your ship and the islands ol the Main. It's here that the sailing is done and the battles tought. When you encounter another vessel and attack it you're given a close-up top- down view ol the two ships. It’s then a matter ol who has the better ship and sailing skills to gel in the right position to launch a broadside before the enemy can respond. These babies are not controlled by any stats and require you to master the mouse and read the winds it you want to come out the victor.
The mental strategy is fairly demanding too. As you have to juggle loads ol factors il you want to keep your crew happy. These include the number ol battles you've won. How much gold there is in the hold and Ihe amount ol food available. Remember, a happy crew is not a mutinous onel III had any idea what lile on the Spanish Main was like, I might be in a position to say that Pirates! Is an excellent simulation. As I don't, all I can say is that it’s an excellent strategy game. My only grumble is that some ot the animations are looking a little dated now, but that by no means detracts Irom
the gameplay. If you buy it, you should be prepared lor some long nights.
LEGEND MINDSCAPE OUT NOW £14.99 There are lew decent RPGs which use an isometric viewpoint to depict the action. The only other one that I can think of is Gremlin’s Heroquest.
The main reason lor this is that it usually detracts Irom the more strategy-based elements ol the game. Fortunately, Legend doesn't fall into that trap.
The player takes control ol lour characters who are on a quest (aren’t they always?) To rid the land ol Trazere Irom the hordes of chaos.
People are being transformed into hideous creatures and are attacking the rest ol Ihe population, and it's up to you to find a cure lor this evil.
What this boils down to is the usual dungeon bash, combined with some strategy elements as you decide where lo place Ihe cash that you’ve won to pay lor the country's defences The lour party members that you've got to do this job are a varied bunch - there’s Ihe Fighter. Ihe Bard, the Assassin and. Best ol all. The Runemaster. It's this last character that transforms Legend Irom just another RPG into something really special. The magic system involves mixing various runes and elements into spells The manual is deliberately vague on what combinations to use and invites the player to try various
options out lor himself. This is quite exciting as you sometimes don't know what the spell does until you use it in combat (though you are given some good dues when it's mixed). And when you gel into battle, either in the dungeon or on one ol the roads leading to the towns. Legend really begins to shine. Each character, although tiny, is well animated and the action is graphically portrayed This is quite a bonus as anyone who's played Heroquest can tell you. When your Runemaster casts a spell you actually see it lizz across the screen and explode on the chest ol an enemy.
This action takes place in real time, so some magical preparation is needed before you enter into battle. Fortunately, the fighters tend to look alter themselves while you're left to control the Runemaster's spellcasting.
Dotted around the dungeons are various magical items which will increase your party's strength. There's also pots ol money that can be used to buy more weapons and spells or help fortify Ihe towns against evil. The cash comes at a price though - exploration is tough as there are many puzzles to solve.
The combination ol realistic combat, exciting exploration and strategic thinking make Legend excellent fun. It's one ol those games that you start playing at six o'clock and then lind yourself at two o'clock in the morning wondenng where the time went. Buy it now.
JDGET GAMES CU AMIGA WWF HIT SQUAD OUT NOW £9.99 Wrestling's come a long way since the days of World of Sport and Saturday afternoon tag matches televised live from Doncaster town hall or llkley swimming baths. The beer bellies and swimming trunks of our home grown wonders (and I often ‘wondered' about Big Daddy!) Have been replaced by the rippling muscles and Elvis-style showmanship of the USA's World Wrestling Federation. The action’s still as crap as ever, but it’s entertaining crap.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the computer game. Able to choose from Hulk Hogan, British Bulldog or The Ultimate Warrior, opponents include the likes of Mr. Perfect, Sgt.
Slaughter, the Mounty, Warlord and Million Dollar Man. During a series of five-minute bouts, the aim is to simply reduce an opponent's energy bar by knocking them about the ring. Sooner or later, you end up in a clinch (of the non-romantic, fist-in-your-face variety), a stand-off where the only way out is to waggle your joystick faster than your opponent. Do this successfully and you’ll be able to pick him up and hurl him across the ring. And there’s action outside the ropes, too - there’s always a handy chair to pick up and smack over someone’s head.
Sadly, that's about all the gameplay there is. Billed as a two-player game, this is only possible in practice mode and even then your opponent will always be Mr. Perfect. Not bad fun while it lasts, but you’ll soon tire of this drab and unimaginative license.
ROBOCOP 2 HIT SQUAD OUT NOW £7.99 01 tinhead returns in another orgy ot ultra-vioience in future Detroit,
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obstacles. Power-ups are in plentiful supply and include rapid
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It’s all entertaining stuff, although the Robocop sprite is dreadful and has oeveloped a mincing walk which makes him look more like John Inman than to ultimate law enforcer. The final confrontation with the new, improved Cam is a bit of an anti-climax, too, as there's no great difficulty involved in Wasting him to pieces - it just takes an inordinately long time! But Robocop 2 s still an addictive blast and there’s certainly a iot going on. The
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All the thrills and spills of Major League baseball can be yours with this fun but flawed bat’n’ball game. Featuring all 26 teams from the Majors, most of the rules of the real game have been included and each player has their own particular strengths and weaknesses based on actual pro stats.
It’s not merely a question of standing on the home plate and spraying the ball in all directions, though. You have to carefully examine the strengths and weaknesses of all your players and make timely substitutions. This is parlicu- lady important in the case of pitchers. Starting pitchers have more stamina than relief pitchers, but a careful eye must be kept on the speed at which they throw the ball. As soon as they slow up, call on the subs.
The game offers a choice of playing in the minor or major leagues. It’s best starting off in the minors to get some much needed batting practice. It’s quite hard to judge pitches at first and the majors will hit you with so many fastballs, you won’t know what day of the week it is. The pitcher has a number of throws available such as a slowball, fastball, curveball or normal speed pitch and can be made to jig from side to side to accentuate the ball’s angle. Batting is merely a question of positioning your player within the batter's box and timing the swing of the bat to meet the incoming
balls. It’s a bit of a hit-and-miss affair to begin with and things don’t improve much, even after a couple ot hours of practice! There’s little indication where the ball will go, or when, so it’s really pot luck if you manage to hit the ball for a home run.
The animation and graphics in RBI are excellent. It’s also very fast. The first time you manage to collect a ball, throw it to a baseman and tag someone out as they attempt to slide into base gives a real sense of achievement.
Unfortunately, there's no league system so matches are only on a friendly basis. Some of the excitement of the real thing is lost as a result - a series of friendlies becomes mildly irritating when you could be marching up the league in pursuit of a pennant, the play-offs and a place in the World Series. Another quibble is the deceptive angle of the ball once it’s been hit into the air. It’s almost impossible to second guess the direction it’s going to travel in until it starts to drop and by then the opposing team are halfway round the bases.
Originally released on the NES, the Amiga version of RBI Baseball is just as good as its console cousin, but that’s not saying a great deal. It's fun, exciting, but ultimately frustrating. » STORM MASTER GAMES WORTH PLAYING OUT NOW £12.99 If you're a fan ol strategy sims. This game shouldn't be missed. If you're not then it may turn you into a lifetime convert to the genre. Storm Master combines an unusual scenario, some excellent graphics and an easy-to-leam control system into an absorbing game The player is cast as the new ruler of the wind-swept realm of Eolia, which is in the middle of
a war with its neighbour Sharkaania. You rule with the aid of nine councillors who must be kept happy if they’re to remain co-operative.
Each has a different role, some more important than others. The Ecclesiast, for instance, can predict and sometimes control the fierce winds and thus commands much power and respect, whilst the Advisor simply records the stale of the Kingdom.
The main aim is to destroy Sharkaania's seven cities, whilst preventing them from destroying yours. To achieve this goal you'll need loads of flying ships and lots of men. It’s about now that you realise the size of the task that lies ahead and the attention to detail that has gone into the game.
To build one of the four types of air ships you'll need raw materials. These come from the mills, which have to be constructed in specific sites to produce the relevant materials. If the mills are near the forests then you'll get a lot of planks and if they're near the plains you'll get wool to weave the sails with.
Every decision that's made in Storm Master has a long-term strategic consequence, so you'll have to think carefully belore clicking.
One of the best sequences comes with the construction of the air ships.
You not only have to choose a ship type, from the sleek and last Ikaar to the bulky Noowe, but also how to arm and propel them. This bit is quite tricky, because if you don't get the lifting weight right, when it's tested it’ll crash spec- tacularty with complete loss of life (and all the cash that went into building it).
Once battle commences you can choose to take control of the ships in a 30 combat sequence using crossbows and catapults. Normally this part of a strategy game is very weak, but here the action is thick and fast.
The attention to detail and overall playability are superb. The game looks good and demands a lot of deep thinking if you're to (jrBj succeed. This one deserves a firm recommendation This one takes its name from the tea-time T V. show which features a bunch ol hapless kids transported into a computer generated dungeon. They are guided on their various quests by Treguard, the Dungeon Master Essentially the whole thing is like some cross between a game of Laser Quest and a Virtual Reality trip - only not so good. But if you're hoping for a direct conversion ol that show then you're in for some
disappointment, which is good news for those of us who hate the thingl The game superficially resembles the old Dungeon Masfer-style of RPGs, with you taking control of four disparate characters and viewing the 3D world trom Ihe first-person perspective. Here their aim is to complete four quests (as usual read 'dungeons’ for ‘quests’) in the search for lour magical objects which are needed to do battle with the evil Lord Fear. However, this resemblance is purely superficial as the game plays much more like Tony Crowther s eariier venture, Captive.
As in that game, all four characters' stats can be viewed individually or in 5 a group; a feature that's extremely useful when one ol them is iniured or weighed down The graphics too are very similar with some nice individual touches, like the plant pots strewn around. Unfortunately, this is one area where the game could have been improved as the limited colours lend to make some text very difficult to read, especially on T V s. The quests drop you straight into the action so there's no time to get used to your team before they have to start fighting the various monsters.
Speaking ol which, these villains are, for once, semi-intelligent and will not forget about you if you close a door on them. The monsters are more likely to nip round the nearest comer and wait to pounce once you come out of the room. Also, the puzzles are quite bizarre, perhaps reflecting Tony's strange sense of humour.
Having said all that. I quite liked Knightmare. It’s very difficult but that's one of its credits. II you fork out the cash it’s nice to know that you'll not only enjoy playing it but will still be doing so weeks i": I rjk later Good funl METAL MUTANT GAMES WORTH PLAYING OUT NOW £9.99 Far into the future, when humanity gets tired ot doing all that boring paperwork AROD7 is invented to take care ol It. Unfortunately, it's a learning computer and soon decides that it's humanity that's causing all the problems. So, using a revolutionary bio-mechanical hit squad it begins to decimate the human
population.
Before it’s too late a rebel alliance Is born and in a last-ditch attempt to save us all the leader pops his brain into a transformer-type robot and seeks out AROD7. Yes, it's another excuse for a horizontally scrolling beat 'em up.
You take control of the rebel robot, which can transform itself into three different beasts - an android, a dinosaur and a tank - each of which has completely different abilities. This means that you get to choose from a fearsome array of combat and shooting moves. The only trouble is.
They're all complete rubbish.
This game is a misjudged mix of shoot beat 'em up action and strategy. The strategy comes in the form ol choosing what robot to use to destroy the current screen's nasties. For instance, only the dinosaur's fiery breath can destroy the swarms of alien bees, whilst the tank's guns are the best weapon for some beasts.
The main sprite is fairly big and reasonably well drawn but. The price you pay for this is losing all speed and playability. The joystick response is incredibly slow and requires pixel perfect placement to execute one of the moves. Altogether, this is a game to miss.
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Retreat to your buildings then place per and jump up to the lower of the two platforms above you.
Disengage the space hopper and jump across to the other platform, then leap over the low wall. When you land, keep on firing to see where the ground is and move FLASHBACK For those of you who ve made if this tar. Here's the solution for the final level of Flashback.
At the start climb onto the ledge, operate the lift up. Take gun out, kill alien, go up, right, operate lift up, go hght, operate switch, go left to replenish energy if needed. Go back to screen with alien on and go right, operate lift down, kill alien, pick up key and use on lock, operate lift up, then up again, save game. Take one step back from the save game point then roll right three times to get past the slime. Next, go down, use the key on the lock, stand on the edge of the lift then operate it up. Use the receiver so it goes down the hole, then use the transmitter. Then kill the alien
and get the receiver back, shoot the eye thing and watch out for laser beams, go to the far left in the same room and use the receiver again, then use the transmitter. Get the receiver, go right, drop the receiver by holding it and pressing DOWN and ENTER together Now go left till you find a save point and save the game ROME We've already provided you with some general hints on playing Millennium's Isometric puzzler. If you still can't figure if out and would like some specific action to take place, including winning the game, try these codes out for size.
Hold down the ALT key and type in the numbers, when you release it the effect described will begin: HERCULANEUM 7*4 Start thunder and lightning 926 Start volcano eaploding 293 Gin host lomo money 119 Give hoot toga 979 Force ship to dock 472 Win level ROME 1 (92 Win level 792 Add to Hector s cash 992 Pretend Hector s lost come suc- cesstully from here 442 Evening 443 Night 924 Stad a dice game 935 SUH a play 429 sun a slave auction 157 Emperor s speech 909 Buy a slave girl 719 Buy a slave 792 Start games 299 Put Hector Inside Palace BRITAIN 232 Ralnlall 233 Fine 234 Night 235 Day 999 Monitor
Sentinel's strategies 99 Win level ROME 2 392 Win level 192 Stan registration ot candidates 193 Auto-register Hector as a candidate 114 Buy a slave 395 Stan games 439 Start election (Hector is candidate!
437 Start election (Hector isn't candidate) 419 Pretend you've borrowed money 792 Add to Hector's cash 442 Evening 443 Night 551 Own a slave girl EGYPT 691 Enable map blips tor Sentinels 661 Monitor Sentinel s strategies ROME 3 924 Win level 403 Night 434 Buy a slave MS Surt games 210 Start games 792 Add lo Hector s cash DAUEK ATTACK May must be the month for level codes. Type one of these in whilst playing (include spaces! To time warp the Doctor to the next level: From London lo Paris Day Of Reckoning From Paris lo New York The Slyther From New York to Tokyo Tricolour Coffee Shop From
Tokyo lo Skaro D5 Gamma Z Alpha HARLEQUIN Many thanks to Tom Worner from Galway for this ace cheat to an excellent platform romp. As far as we’re aware this is the first time that anyone's spotted this one.
Guide the Harlequin to the jigsaw puzzle section whilst carrying the space hopper. When you fall from the kite select the space hopGo left as far as possible to replenish your energy if needed, then go down Next go right, dimb on ledge and shoot the thing in the middle of the room, then go to the opposite side and repeat the same Repeat till one of the things on it stops beating and no aliens come out. Go right, operate the -.witch, operate the lift up, go right, operate the lift up. Place the mouse on the beeping object and an alien will appear. Shoot the alien, pick up the key he
dropped and use it on the lock. Operate the lift down, go right, kill all the aliens, then roll right past the slime. Go to the far right and when you are commanded drop the atomic bomb, operate the switch and use the transmitter. If the screen hasn't started shaking, then use the object called '75' and go to the lilt which is approximately in the middle of the screen. Finally, stand on the lift and operate it up and you will be greeted with a superb end sequence.
Many thanks go to Gavin Kay ot Sheerness. Kent who wins a game for his solution.
All the artillery in front of the door.
Surround them with your other units and place all spare ones inside the building. On your movement turn wait for the computer to select attack targets, once they've been hit move them inside for repair. On your attack phase only use the artillery and shoot enemy units that are nearest to your perimeter units. Generally, shoot down his aircraft first as they pose the biggest threat. The computer rarely puts damaged planes in for repair, so they'll soon be reduced Once the aircraft are put out ol action attack the artillery, then go in to finish him off. Thanks to Paul Kirby from Leeds.
He wins a game across to the point where you're walking on air. Run left until you can go no further then jump up and you’ll hit an invisible warp. You'll be prompted to insert disk one and now you can sit back and watch the end sequence.
HISTORYUNE 1914-1918 Here's all the level codes for single player mode: yom VS. KOSSAK So far your opponents have been a particularly weedy bunch, but things start to hot up when Kossak enters the fray. He possesses awesome strength, although he moves like a slug walking through Golden Syrup.
Wait for Kossak to come to you and, when he gets close, fire off multiple combinations of fast attacking moves. If he manages to get in close and starts his ‘Driller Killer’ move, immediately counter this with a Mid Punch followed by a combination of Mid and Low Kicks.
Listen, you bunch of lily-livered wimps - if you’re still struggling to get in the same ring as Max. then we re here to transform you into a champion prize-fighter. No matter if you’re a weedy six-and-a-half stone wet lettuce, the following player's guide is guaranteed to make you king of the ring. In order to keep things as simple as possible, we’ve based our player’s guide around Nik, although most of the techniques that we’re about to divulge should work equally well with the other one-player characters in the game.
Stand by your joysticks! Team 17 are here with a fistful of hints and cheats for the meanest, moodiest beat ’em up in town.
VS. DUG This lump of lard is about as tough as a soggy piece of toast. Start off with a couple of flying kicks to back him into a corner, then follow up with a combination of Mid and Low Kicks. Once you've toppled him to the ground, jump back and wait for him to rise to his feet. As soon as he’s standing again, jump forward with a flying kick and then hit him with another combination until he falls over again. Repeat this method until he's beaten. Dug can only really cause any trouble if you give him enough time to perform an 'Earth Tremor'. If it looks like he's about to pull one off, jump
into the air just as he’s about to slam into the ground and then hit him with a Low Kick.
That’ll leave him winded so you can then wade in with some more Mid Kicks to finish him off.
VS. MARIA Our Latin Lass has a special move called the 'Flemenco Fury’ whereby she spins around until she j hits you with a devastating force. II she tries this when she's at the opposite end of the screen, hold down your fire button and unleash your 'Inner Energy Bolt’ which will put an end to her dancing career once and for all. Apart from this tip. Use the same methods as those that you used to beat Dug.
VS. DAN Be wary of Dan as he has exactly the same strengths and weaknesses as Nik.
The only exception is that his power up is slightly faster than yours. When Dan is close and jumps up or over you, counter with an uppercut. This is a particularly effective move and will knock him off his feet and give you time to think out your next move. The best way to finish him off is to jump in and take the fight to hirr attacking as much as possible.
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he's bunched out of the ring. This method I take some time to
master, so n't give up after a few defeats.
VS. JUNIOR V boxing champion, r is about as tough as they come. The secret to seating him is to mount an a*-out attack and never relent for one second. Jump in and ¦ck ass. A word of warning though: watch out for his special move - The 3»itz - or else you’ll end up flat on your back seeing stars.
VS. MIKE Mike may look like the gentleman ot the pack, but he sure doesn’t fight like one. Treat him in much the same way as you would handle Junior, but with a little more caution as he's slightly faster. Jump in and unleash a combination of moves, block until he attempts a 'Whirlwind Punch' or Whirlwind Kick', then let him have another fearsome combination of shots.
VS. MAX T17 This guy is as fast as Yit-U and nearly as strong as Kossak. It's also impossible to throw or kick him to the ground, so he's always ready to attack. Keep things simple: block, attack, block. And remember, once you've defeated Max you’ve got to go through it all again as his skin peels away to reveal the steel-like muscle of the T17 man-machine. Just as tough as Max, the T17 character should be treated in much the same way - i.e. with extreme caution. Don’t get boxed into a comer, otherwise you'll take a pasting. Kick low and fast to keep the android off balance and then follow up
with a quick succession of chest-high body blows. If this doesn't work, roll out the prayer mat and pray!
If you're still gelling Ihe slufling kicked oul ol you, Ihen Ihe besl course ol aclion is lo... CHEAT. Thanks lo reader Dean Pearl, we can reveal how to make your characler practically invulnerable and beat Ihe Paxo out ol all comers. First, call up Ihe options screen and plug one Joystick into port one. Now slick another joystick into port Iwo. Next, pull joystick one to the left and joystick two to the right lor about six seconds. Ta-dal As il puik flPTT Iihl bvmaoic (or rather devilish pro- W fiii-r» § k lor about six seconds. Ta-dal As il by magic (or rather devilish programming) a
cheat screen appears which lets you take part in a two- player Max vs. Max sluglest. On the other hand, you might think that this gives your opponent too much ol an advantage and opt to be Max while he she has to make do with one ol the less powerful characters.
The best bit. Though, is the invulnerability option which magically translorms your character into a super-sponge so that he can soak up an unlimited number ol blows without losing any energy.
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AMIGA PLAY TO WIN CU AMIGA THE CHAOS ENGINE CODES GALORE II
seems that Ihe Bitmaps’ game is eitremely popular indeed,
witness its meteoric rise lo the top ol the game charts. Also,
we've been inundated with codes this month.
Unfortunately, most ot them are not worthy ot publication. This is because the codes are very specilic to the characters that you're playing, the score they've amassed, how many power-ups they’ve got, etc. Fortunately, one or two ot you spotted some very useful codes which give you loads ot cash enabling you to get 30 lives, lull power-ups, etc. The downside ol this is that they obviouslly limit you to the characters that they create - still, you can complete the game with them so here goes.
- Thug and Preacher. World 1. Approi. 50000 cash.
- Thug and Preacher, World 2, approi. 40000 cash.
- Thug and Preacher, World 3, approi. 30000 cash.
- Thug and Preacher. World 4, approi. 30000 cash.
- Navvie and Brigand, World 1, approi. 10000 cash.
- Brigand and Mercenary, World 4, approi. 20000 cash.
- Gentleman and Navvie, World 1, approi. 30000 cash.
- Thug and Gentleman. World 1. Approi. 20000 cash.
- Brigand and Mercenary, World 1, approi. 30000 cash.
Mercenary and Gentleman, World 1, approi. 45000 cash.
Many thanks go to all those who sent codes in, but especially to James Shirley Irom Cowbridge. He was Ihe first one to tell us about Ihe code that gives you loads ol cash. II he writes in we'll send him a game (sorry we didn't take your address).
» What do you get if you mix shoot ’em up action with some brain-straining strategy?
A bloody hard game, that’s what. So here to help out with Renegade’s The Chaos Engine are the Bitmaps themselves.
GENERAL PLAY GUIDE When you set out, use the map as often as possible as it may reveal secret rooms. It's also useful for finding out what a set of keys does. Use it before you pick them up and then afterwards.
Try to collect all the silver keys that you cap as they open up the exit route and can make other vital objects appear. Gold keys open up secret rooms or bonus areas. They also have a habit of disappearing if left alone for too long. If you pick up one set they may make the others disappear, so don’t worry if you can’t find them. Bonus rooms often contain tough monsters, so don’t tackle them until you’re more experienced.
If a level has more than one exit try to make your way to the one with the higher letter. The higher the letter, the better your starting position will be on the next level.
You'll need cash to power the players up. Pick it up as soon as the monsters drop it, as it quickly disappears. When you get to the equipment stage buy weapon power- ups and extra lives for yourself and intelligence for the CCP. Extra lives are awarded for every 7,000 points.
Finally, not everything is as it seems. Bonus secret areas may be concealed behind walls hedges and can be accessed simply by shooting the obstruction. Also, some monster WORLD 1 LEVEL 1 - NG
1. Shoot this node.
2. Silver keys appear here when the node is shot. Pick them up.
3. The silver keys open up this hedge.
4 Collect the gold keys here.
5. The gold keys open this hedge to reveal a bonus room.
6. Shoot these nodes to open the exit between them.
Generators are actually warps to secret areas - if you kill all the monsters and the generator remains, try jumping into it.
WORLD 1 LEVEL 2 - MUD RIVERS . Shool this node first.
These silver keys will appear once the node has been shot. A bridge will appear directly below them.
3. Collect these gold keys to create the series of bridges that
lead to 4.
4. Collect the gold keys here to create another set at 5.
5. These gold keys are used to create the bridge to the east,
thus giving access to a bonus area.
6. Silver keys here. Collect them to create a bridge to the west.
7a. If you take this route you’ll have to battle hard 'cos it's the hardest way out of the level. Collect the gold keys at the end and retrace your steps to point 6 and then go north to the node.
7b. Take this route south to the node instead of the route described in point 7a.
8. Shoot this node to open the exit. If you can't reach it
collect the keys from point 8 or drop a special weapon into
the pit to activate it.
9. Collect these gold keys to create steps down into the node
pit.
WORLD 1 LEVEL 4 - THE ROCKIES 1a. If you followed the instructions for the Ring level correctly you'll start here. If so, collect all the goodies and then go up the stairs to collect the silver keys and shoot the node at point 2.
1b. If you exited the Ring level from exit A you'll start here. Go east and up the steps to collect the silver keys and shoot the node at point 2.
2. The silver keys at point 2 will open this passage up. Go
through it and head east to the warp hole in the hedge. Jump
in to be transported to a secret goodie room. Once you've
cleared the room out you'll be transported back here.
3. Collect the silver keys from here to create the ones at point
4
4. Collect these silver keys and they'll create the steps up to
point 5.
5. Once here shoot the node to the east and a set of silver keys
will appear Collect the keys to create the steps at point 6.
6. Climb the stairs and proceed along the ledge collecting the
bomb to shut down the beetle generator.
7. Pick up these silver keys and another set will appear just to
the north.
This will happen four times: be careful collecting them though as the thumpers above you fire directly at the places they appear. The final set will create steps to the north.
8. Activate the node at the bottom of the pit using a special
weapon.
Alternatively collect the activation token to the south, but be warned that this creates loads of thumpers which all fire at you. The exit is now open.
9. Your progress here is blocked by two rocks. You can only shoot
one of them; make sure it's the one on the right as it hides
some gold keys. Pick the keys up and a set of steps will
appear south to a bonus room. After clearing this out head for
the exit.
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G205 TOP OF THE LEAGUE - Footy management game.
G230 ROACH MOTEL - Platform game with a difference.
G226 MORIA 5.4 - New and improved version of this RPG.
G222 GNU CHESS - Ttic best PD Chess game around. Many levels of play.
GI97 THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - A very sick but but popular hack-cm-up.
G22I BOW & ARROW - Archery game.
G224 OBLIVION - Fast moving updated version of Defender.
G229 GIGER TETRIS - New Tens for the AGA chipset. A1200 only.
G208 NEIGHBOURS ADVENTURE (2 DISKS) - Graphic Adventure based on the popular Aussie soap.
GI98 THRALLBOUND - Viking adventure.
GI99 FRAC - Instead of playing them, make your own adventures.
GI88 AIRPORT - Addictive Air Traffic control game.
GI93 HELLZONE - Hm shoot-em-up. Looks like R-TYPE.
G2I4 DR MARIO • Coverted from the consoles.
G075 BULLRUN - American civil war, wargamc.
G084 ATIC ATAC - Conversion of the Spectrum classic.
G030 MEGABALL - One of the all time greats in PD.
G131 DIPLOMACY V2.0 - Computer version of RISK.
G139 CROAK • The best Frogger clone around.
GI42 BATTLEMENTS - Remember Hunchback on the C64.
GI45 PUGGLES - Q-Bcit.
G150 LEGEND OF LOTHIAN - Fabulous Ultima style RPG.
G151 METRO • Sim City on a smaller scale!
G156 MISSION X - SWIV look-a-likc.
G169 DONKEY KONG - The first game ever to feature Mario. (NOT A1200).
GI70 AMOS CRICKET - Cricket simulation.
G176 NEBULA - 3D laser wars.
GI80 WAR - Space age Chess?
GI82 TREASURE SEARCH - Game for youngsters.
G186 A(T OF WAR - Similar to User Squad wargamc. Awesome.
G202 NIGHT AT THE TOP - Intriguing text advcnurc game.
G206 OLEMPIAD (2 disks) - Sports simulation starring the Lemmings.
G2I6 ICE RUNNER - Updated Lode Runner clone. (NOT A1200).
G125 LAME ST PORTS - Space invaders.
G122 DUEL - 2 Player split screen 3D tanks battle simulation.
G121 BIPLANES - One or two player dog fighting.
G1I4 MINE CLEARER - Gever puzzle game.
Gl 13 THE LOST OCREST - One player Gauntlet.
G107 WASTELANDS - 3D Vector Adventure.
G098 EMPROS • Strategy trading game.
G093 PARACHUTE JOUST - Fight to survive.
G089 HOLLYWOOD TRIVIA - Brilliant trivia game.
G088 21 GAMES - That’s right. 21 games on one single disk. WOW.
G086 CASTLE OF DOOM - Good graphic adventure.
G085 BALLOONACY - Bomb the city.
G078 BATTLE CARS - 3D vector hauling cars blaster. Superb.
G068 AMIGAIDS - Polished version of Asteroids, many options.
G065 TRAIN SET - Chu Chu.
G049 POM POM GUNNER - Digitised shoot-em-up.
G045 RETURN TO EARTH - Classic space Hading game in the same genre as Elite.
G037 SEALANCE - Brilliant Submarine wargame.
G035 JUMP AND RUN - Remember Crystal Castles in the Arcades!
G008 BILLI ARDS - Entertaining little Pool Game. (NOT A1200).
G138 WORLD - Science fiction text adventure.
GI78 ISHID-O-MATIC - Oriental pu 2le game. Tough.
GI92 KLAKTRIS - Tetris spin off.
G195 ROULETTE - Roulcnc gambling game.
G204 SOCCOR CARDS - Footy game.
G2I0 TALISMAN (2 DISKS) - Huge graphic adventure. Needs two megabytes of memory.
Dill FRACTAL FRENZY - Fast Mandlcbrots.
D105 SUBSTANCE - Vectors, vector and more vectors.
D046 PHENOMENA ENIGMA - The classic demo that set a standard. Still brilliant.
D072 PLASML'TEX - Loads of great plasmas. (NOT A1200).
D073 GLOBAL THRASH - Impressive stuff from Silents.
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D074 MENTAL HANGOVER - Vectors galore. (NOT A1200).
D080 NEVER WHERE - Superb multi-part demo. (A500 ONLY).
D140 RSI TIME ZONE (2 DISKS) - Amazing demo.
D145 PIECE OF MIND - Star Trek spoof.
DI47 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG GAME DEMO - Could this for real?????
DI48 STATE OF THE ART - The honest demo of 93*. Not to be missed. A1200 users should disable CPU Caches.
MQJ80G mm Ml27 JESUS ON E's - Probably the best music demo ever.
27 minutes long and rated at 97% by CU Amiga. Requires 2 disk drives.
Ml22 GOSPEL KARAOKE - The first sing-a-long disk.
Ml23 KAOS THEORY - Hardcore music.
M045 DEPECHF. MODE-Loads of tunes.
M051 PET SHOP BOYS - Hour of their hits.
M053 DIGITAL CONCERT 5 - Excellent.
M119 TECHNO WARRIORS - Rave for 27 minutes.
Ust 50 pence you can have Che mos( led catalogue ever produced. No other disk based catalogue has ever , matched the Ground Zero catalogue.
?Find exactly what you are looking for oEvery week we get letters from satisfied customers who tell use they?
Use any other PD library except- Ground Ze M113 MUSIC FROM URANUS - From a man with a sense of humour.
Ml09 REVOLVER MUSIC DISK 3 - Six house mixes.
M084 GATE OF PAGAN - Class music disk.
MORI THE FOUR SEASONS ( 2 DISKS) • Gassical Music M075 LOONY TUNES - Some well known tunes.
A127 DOLPHIN DREAMS - Beautiful animations.
A133 BONDS LAST STAND - Mick take of the Bond Movies.
A128 BUBBLEMAN 11 - Marilyn Monroe.
AIM CLASSY ANIMATIONS 5 - Introducing Chuck.
A109 SOOT - A chap discovers an amazing gadget.
A099 AFT, AGILITY - Funny Eric Schwartz animation.
A097 THE CHIPS ARE UP - Humerous cartoon.
A093 5 WAYS TO KILL A MOLE - Ten really.
A082 JET AND LOTUS - Impressive ray-traced anim.
BlD8DSail88| U254 THE MONEY PROGRAM - Regarded as the best PD personal money manangement program.
U253 PAY ADVICE ANALYSER - Database for payslips.
U243 LITTLE OFFICE - Intcrgrated Word processor. Spread Sheet. Graph and chart creator, and more.
U242 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT - Write your own.
U209 FORMS UNLIMITED - Invoice & form maker printer.
U198 AMIGADEX - Computerised phonc addrcss book.
U143 BUSINESS CARD MAKER - Produce vour own.
U135 600 BUSINESS LETTERS - Letters for all ocassions.
U252 QED - Brilliant text editor.
U2I2 TEXT ENGINE 3.4 - Great for wriuing letters.
E044 MATHS ADVENTURE - Maths intergrated into and adventure.
E043 SECOND WORLD WAR HISTORY BOOK - Large interactive history bo6k.
E042 GAS TURBINE ENGINES - Animated jet engines.
E041 FRACTIONS - Test and teaching program.
E040 FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE - Family ttec plotter.
E039 COLOUR THE ALPHABET - Help infants Icam.
E033 ELEMENTS - Periodic table.
F. 030 GCSE MATHS MODULE I - Help for those exants.
E024 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINASAURS - All you wanted to know about Dinasaurs.
MirDiLDTrDtisi U215 FREECOPY 1.8 - Removes password protection from commercial games.
UI42 LABEL MAKER - Print you own colour of mono disk labels.
U208 CYCLOPS - Plasma picture generator.
UI87 MOBED 2 - Sprite designer.
U003 M-CAD - Computer Aided Design program (CAD).
U009 C-LIGHT - Level entry rav-tracing package.
U255 KICKSTART 1.3 - Downgrade your A500*. A600 or the new A1200 to help make many A500 only programs work on your Amiga. (Our catalogue disk lists many of these).
U246 MORC(2 DISKS)-Fortuneteller.
U2I6 BON APPETIT - Recipe database.
U206 RACE RATER - Horse race predictor.
U201 PC-TASK 1.04 - PC emulator which supports CGA.
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UI9I TYPING TESTER - Evaluate your typing speed.
U176 SUPER DUPER - Disk copier Very good.
UI63 C64 EMULATOR (2 DISKS) - Emulates the old C64.
U158 OPTIMIZER - Makes Dos dusks run faster.
U146 AMIGA SYSTEMS TOOL KIT - 12 performance and ! Chip checkers, right down to the keyboard and joystick.
UI50 A500 PLUS EMULATOR - Upgrades the 1.3 Amiga to
2. 0. No need for the 2.0 Rom and Rom switcher.
U106 TURBO IMPLODER - File cruncher.
U094 MRBACKUP Hard drive backup system.
U240 AMOS LESSON 1 - Extra help for Easy Amos users.
UI78 COMPOSER - Popular music creation package. Uses tradional slaves and notes etc.. UI02 AMIGAFOX - Entry level desk top publishing.
U196 WORDPOWER - Combined spell checker and anagram solver, and more... U266 AMOS PRO DEMO - Walk uu demo of this amazing programming lanuage.
Beano & Dandy cartoon characters.
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GggESiS a saaBxwBB taasre UNITED KINGDOM ......£0.75 EUROPE (OUTSIDE UK) ..£3.65 REST OF THE WORLD .£4.65 GROUND ZERO ACHANDOS RD REDLAND BRISTOL BS6 6PE Have you been trounced by trolls or mangled by monsters? Does your head hurt from constant conundrum cracking? It’s time you took a break from all that aggravation and rested for a spell in the Troll’s Head Inn.
1 No stealing - Ihe management doesn't like competition!
THE SHRINE OF KNOWLEDGE Draw near and ask your question. Don't be embarrassed, even the most noble adventurer Is sometimes stuck tor a clue. Behind the velvet curtain is the Shrine ot Knowledge, where all secrets are revealed and hearts are laid bare.
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3 You don't have to be mad to work here - but you do to eat the food.
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LURE OF THE TEMPTRESS Wales is. According to tradition, a land of dragons, dark mountains, and mighty wizards who can solve almost any problem you care to mention.
Unfortunately. Andrew Sharp, who also lives there, s not quite so clever. Having successfully left the caves in The Lure of the Temptress, Andrew is supposed to get into the castle and defeat the hated Skorls, but instead he finds himself wandering around the town unable to find a way in.
MONKEY ISLAND II Adrian Nye of Bath is so desperately short of underclothes that he is even prepared to wear old pirates' pants - at least he would if he could find some. Despite the fact that CU Amiga has already attempted to give a blow-by-blow solution to Monkey Island II. I continue to receive pleas tor help with this mega-adventure. To complete the list of ingredients for a voodoo spell, we require a piece of Largo's clothing, but Adrian can’t figure out how to get some.
The Shrine replies: It's going to be very difficult to get any of Largo's clothes, as it is a well-known fact that pirates only change once a year - whether they need it or not! Before Largo • will remove anything, it will need to be 'really' dirty. Pay a visit to the men of low moral fibre sitting next to the laundry and ask them for the bucket which is hanging from the ship's stern, (that's the blunt end.) You'll need to ask them very prettily, but they'll give it to you in the end.
Take the bucket to the swamp and fill it with mud.
Nip back to Largo's room and place the bucket above the door. Hide behind the screen and you’ll be treated to the sight of Largo having a mud bath. If you now follow our muddy pirate you’ll see that he takes his shirt to the laundry and collects a ticket. Largo will now return to the ship and hide the ticket behind the door in his cabin.
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE Some adventures are really dangerous and instant death awaits us around every corner.
Happily I have arrived ‘just in’ time to help ‘Justin’ Aldcroft who is ‘just about' to shoot himself with frustration. Justin is finding that it’s pretty damp beneath the streets of Venice and unless he can find a way to drain the lake this will definitely be Indiana Jones’ Last Crusade. In a lower corridor there is a wooden plug in the roof of the cave. Justin is pretty sure that his solution centres around this object, but he hasn’t a clue Jiow to remove it.
The Shrine replies: Retrace your steps and find the skeleton which is tied to the wall. If you The Shrine replies: Have you had much experience peeping through other people's windows? I sincerely hope not, but now's the time to try. Before I you can make any more progress I suggest you fol- I ow the wandering Skorl guard and peep through I the window of the local shop when he goes inside, nstead of getting the usual cheeky sign from the shopkeeper you'll now find out something to your advantage.
OPERATION STEALTH More than one adventurer is drowning in a sea of troubles beneath the waves of Operation Stealth. Saekyu Lee of Tolworth finds himself trying to imitate Houdini while roped to a beautiful young girl - and failing miserably!
The Shrine replies: Are you wearing a bracelet? I’m not trying to cast doubts on your manhood, it’s just that you have no chance of escaping from a watery grave unless you have previously bought an inflatable bracelet from the pedlar on the beach. When you first arrived in the country you went to the bank to exchange your money for the local currency. Didn’t you? Well, you must carry out that action twice to change all of your dollars into pesos. Once you've done that you’ll have enough money to buy a bracelet. If you’re wearing your bracelet when you are captured (and very fetching you’ll
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A word here to Innes MacDonald from Scotland, who complains that he can't swim out of the underground cave before he drowns. The trick is not to do the trip in one go. If you examine the overhanging rocks carefully you’ll find a few places where you can pop your head above water and take a breath.
» examine Ihe poor wretch you'll find that he has a hook where his hand once was. (I believe he died as a result ot picking his nose.) Take this hook and use it on the wooden plug. Now, with one mighty lash ot your bullwhip, you can pull the plug tram the roof and drain the lake.
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER II Standing in the dim light of a flickering torch is an adventurer called Tony Wilson. He is located somewhere on the first floor within the Temple of Darkmoon; he’s in a strange room which can be found by smashing the black statues in the alcoves until you discover the secret button which is hidden behind one of them. Press the button and you will find the way in. Within the room, each of the four walls contains a niche which holds a precious gem, and in the centre is a circle of soft ground. The light of the torch reflects off the glittering gems and off the glazed eyes
of Tony Wilson. ‘What do I do now?' He asks.
The Shrine replies'. There are many strange tasks which you must engage in within the dark confines of Temple Darkmoon, and gardening is one of them. The room you are in is easy to get into, but difficult to get out of. First collect all of the gems and place them in one niche - this will reveal a passageway. Repeat this trick for all four walls. Having been down the passageways and collected all the goodies, return to the central room. The soft ground you speak of is just the place to plant a seed - a 'tropelet seed'. Your clever brain should have worked out that ‘tropelet' is an anagram
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SIERRA CHEATS The early graphic adventures from Sierra were really great games and they came with a hidden secret which one reader has written to tell you all about. Richard Parris from down under in Neighbours Land says that if you press Alt and D at the same time during a Sierra game you will be able to enter the Sierra Test Screen. At this time you can type TP for transport, or GET LEISURE SUIT LARRY III Can there be anything more frustrating than arriving at the beach only to find that you've left one part of your bikini at home? Miss E. Roberts from Clwyd has been to the barbers and had
her hair dyed blonde, she has got the knife from the restaurant, the soap and matches from the guest room, the flower from the jungle, but no bikini top to hide her er... blushesl The Shrine replies There is one other essential thing which I hope you have - a Save Game back onboard ship. The bikini top is lying on the bottom of the swimming pool of the cruise ship. Next time you find yourself at the beach without a full bikini I suggest you send us a photograph for the Inn's Adventurer of the Month board. Incidentally, for those adventurers who can't even board the ship because they can't find
their passport, I suggest you examine the trashcan outside your home.
The Shrine replies You don't need money to gel a crew, you simply have to find the right men.
You can rescue one from the prison by using lots of mugs to carry grog to the cells where you can use the foul liquid to melt the lock. You can recruit the Sword Master if you simply ask her.
Go to the house at the top ot the island and use the rubber chicken on the wire. Talk to Meathook and get him to come also. Buying a boat is a little bit more complicated. Tell Stan that you don't OBJECT, tn response to the prompt New Room: or Get Object you can type a number and the game will either transport you to that screen or give you the object you ask for.
The Shrine replies I knew that! I just didn't like to say. Of course the real problem with this cheat is that it only works for the old Sierra games.
MONKEY ISLAND If you were only 11 years old you'd think you'd have enough trouble just trying to get your homework ready for handing in on a Monday morning, but Joe Long from Oxon has far greater worries. Having completed the three trials in Monkey Island, he now finds that he doesn't have enough money to buy a boat and hire a crew of pirates.
DUNGEON MASTER I have had a worrying letter from Peter Bower of Oldham who doesn't seem to be aware of the trouble he is getting himsell into. Peter writes that he is on Level 6 of Dungeon Master, and having successfully solved the Riddle Room he has made his way to a large open area where he is being bothered by some slightly odd-looking orangesl Having searched the room for keys he is now at a loss for what to do next.
The Shrine replies An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if you mess with funny-looking oranges you're going to need an army of surgeons to fix you up. The dodgy fruit you refer to are Wizard's Eyes and they are very dangerous. You will find to your cost that they are able to open closed doors, so before you snuggle down to sleep behind a shut door, make sure you aren't ‘kissed’ awake by one of these beauties. In the room you speak of are two wall buttons, one at the NE corner and one in the SE. Each of the buttons opens the wall near the site of the opposite button. The clicking floor
slab you mentioned opens another secret wall compartment, but you can't get to it before it closes again. The trick is to get some skeletons to stand on the slab for you. Use a magic box to freeze them on the spot while you collect the goodies.
Lost In the jungle looking for a clue? Try putting yellow (lowers In your casserole and you'll find that whoever eats It will fall asleep.
Have much money and he'll show you the Sea Monkey. Go back to the old shopkeeper and ask for a credit note. Lie about having a full-time job, then watch how the shopkeeper opens the safe.
Ask about the Sword Master again, and when the shopkeeper leaves, you can open the safe and steal the credit note. Return to Stan's boatyard and ask for the Sea Monkey. Keep refusing his offer until you beat him down to a price you can afford.
Now that we’ve solved that problem I think I should urge you to get back to your maths homework. It’s no good being a pirate captain if you can’t count properly. Who are you going to trust to split up the gold treasure fairly if you can’t count?
With these final words of wisdom the magical glow from the Shrine fades and dies. We trust your visit has not been in vain and the light of knowledge has lit up one of the dark corners of your mind. Should your journey bring you this way again I trust we'll have the pleasure of your company.
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TYPESMITH Nick Veitch has the final word on the font designer previewed tor the Amiga (unless ol course any copyright lawyers are reading this).
The only drsaOvantages are that the drawing method will be somewhat unfamiliar to users ol either ot the main structured art packages Some the tonts that are output in Adobe tormats seem to take up rather an excessive amount ol disk space
- even when you are converting Compugraphic lonts. Which were
originally Adobe fonts, back into Adobe tonts.
There is also a bit ol manual manipulation required when making Workbench compatible lonts. The tiles are made by Typesmith. But no tont directory is conslructed tor the bitmapped versions.
This must be done instead through the CLI and you must run Fountain or Intellilont (which one you use depends, ot course, on the version ol Workbench that you have) to complete the installation before the tont will be available tor use. It would have been nice it the otherwise excellent manual bad explained this On the whole this really is a must buy tor anyone who is involved in or seriously interested in I desktop publishing or video work.
It’s time once more to get down to some serious talking as we feast our eyes on another batch of hi-tech wonders.
102 SUPERJAM 105 WORDWORTH 2 AGA 106 BARS AND PIPES 108 ONE STOP MUSIC SHOP 111 ORDER 114 CAN DO 2 117 DIRECTORY OPUS 4 118 PIP VIEW 121 PC1204 122 BUYER’S GUIDE- EXTERNAL FLOPPY DRIVES 125 BUYER’S GUIDE - BUSINESS SOFTWARE 128 ART GALLERY 131 AMIGA PROFILES - ANDREW GOULD MULTIMEDIA DENTIST 134 PD SCENE 137 PD UTILITIES 141 SURVEY 144 READER’S OFFERS The ability to use Compugraphic loots in various DTP and graphic packages is an obvious bonus.
Because they are re-scaleable they can be used at the highest possible resolution by any output device, be it screen, pnnter or graphics tile.
The usefulness ot packages such as ProDraw. ADPro and An Expression is enhanced, along wilh the obvious specialist DTP packages. Even Workbench can use Compugraphic fonts.
This leaves one problem - where to get all the toms trom A lot ol Postscript loots are floating around various public domain libraries, but the trouble Is thar Adobe loots are not directly com- palible with the Compugraphic system used by the Amiga.
Some programs, such as Prolessional Page, come with their own conversion routines, but these are usually only good tor one type ol tom. And only convert to the tont type used by that specific program.
TypeSmith solves a range ot problems by recognising all types ot Compugraphic tont, as well as Adobe Type 1 and Type 3 tonts. It is possible to Ireely convert between tormats (so you can now use your Gold Disk tonts through Workbench and vice-versa) and read in outlines and metric files separately That is only a small bonus though. TypeSmith has not been made simply lo convert tonts, but also to create them. Each character can be built up by a combination of Bezier curves - the same drawing tools that are found in many structured art* packages. The outlines follow Adobe procedures tor path
lining, so there should be no problems with characters coming out inverted or completely messed up when they are sent to a Postscript output device.
This is the only type designing package available lor the Amiga, which usually means Ihe software is a halt-hearted ettort which Ihe program mers hope to sell belore any compelition arrives on the scene. This is not the case with TypeSmith-, it shows all the features and professionalism exhibited in similar packages on the Mac. II you know Mac software then basically this is Fontographer THE C ENCYCLOPEDIA V3 The best things in life are almost free, as John Kennedy discovers when he looks through a reference book with a difference.
When you are learning to program the Amiga with C, you have two very distinct problems. The first is learning C itself, and the second is learning to program the Amiga.
Things have progressed a long way from the days of C64 and ZXSpectrum coding. The Amiga is a multitasking computer, providing each and every task running on it with a virtual 680x0 machine. In other words, every program thinks it has its very own Amiga to run on.
Clearly this isn’t so - but if every program follows the strict rules laid down by the operating system, everything will work together in perfect harmony.
The operating system also goes to extraordinary lengths to provide a good, multitasking graphical user interface called Intuition.
There is a cost to using the most advanced operating system available, and if you visit a bookshop and flick through the official Amiga programming guides you'll soon see what it is: there's so much to know!
Programming the Amiga can seem such an awesome task that some would-be coders never get further than their first visit to the bookshop. This is a great shame, as although it can't be denied that Amiga programming is a time-consuming task, the finished programs make the effort worthwhile.
Where else can you get access to some really powerful computer hardware. And make it do what YOU want? When you use Intuition your programs will be robust, transportable and best of all they will offer a familiar interface to the user.
Getting hold of the information needed to program the Amiga should in theory require nothing more than that short visit to the computer section of that mythical bookshop. There you will be provided with a fantastic array of reading material on the subject, with shelves upon shelves of books featuring encouraging titles, friendly covers, pages of information and one big disadvantage - they are all printed on paper.
Certainly, some books will offer you a disk of typed-in listings if you send a large sum of money, but it's rarely worth the 28-day delivery time. Far better if the entire thing came in both Human and Amiga readable form as standard, complete with ready-to-run examples.
And that is exactly what The C Encyclopedia does. It has been written by Anders Bjerin, who over the last four years has updated his life’s work to version three, and it now fills a whopping 12 floppy disks with text, programs and examples. He has created an incredible guide to using C on the Amiga, and in a very user-friendly way too.
Having long been acquainted with version 2 of the Encyclopedia, I had thought that my four-disk set would have sufficed, for I have used it as a reference work many times over without complaint. Version three happily proves me wrong, and quadrupling the number of disks now provides more code and examples than a very large stick could be shaken at.
Now the C code present also includes a complete 3D library, a copperlist editor, advice on using BOBs and sprites and a whole host of useful programs, all ready for you to integrate into your own code. No matter if you want to write a spreadsheet or a program that scrolls messages along the bottom of the screen, whilst a 3D logo rotates on the screen in time to music.
Needless to say, as all the code follows Commodore's guidelines to the letter, the examples should run on just about every Amiga ever made - or every Amiga that will be made. Any question that you might have had on Amiga programming has now been answered. ‘How do I...?’ now becomes ‘On what disk is...?'
Although all but two disks from the set can be freely distributed and can therefore be picked up from most PD libraries for the price of the disk (in theory), there has always been a registration fee associated with the Encyclopedia. This fee has risen from previous versions to reflect the extra content, and it now costs £30 to become a registered user.
Your £30 also gets you membership of Anders' C programming club, which not onjy gets you the missing disks sent by airmail, but will also provide you with some very useful updates and services. For a start, you have the ability to pick some of the best Amiga C programming minds in the world, so you will never be left to struggle with a problem alone. Furthermore, as a registered user you have Anders' blessing to use his code in your own programs, even if they are to be commercial products.
To get your copy of The C Encyclopedia, ask your favourite PD library if they have it in stock. AmigaNuts is one library that definitely does have it.
Failing that you can order the complete work, and register at the same time, by sending £45 to the address below. If you wish to register a copy you obtained from a library, you should send £30.
Sending money abroad is always a tricky business, and to Sweden especially. If you were to send a cheque, it would actually cost Anders more than its value to cash it. Probably the best way to get the money to him is to send bank notes, after evaluating the Post Office’s insurance schemes.
Address your money tp: Amiga C Club, Anders Bjerin, Tulevagen 22,181 41 Lidingo, Sweden THE ACE Need more control over your games? Tony Horgan tests a new analogue joystick interface.
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of playing a flight simulator and becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of realistic control that you have over your actions?
Joystick response is usually either too sensitive, in which case you’ll be rolling and flipping the plane at every opportunity, or else the controls will be so sluggish, it’ll feel like you're flying through a cloud of treacle.
The answer is to invest in an analogue joystick. Analogue sticks differ from their digital equivalents, in that instead of simply conveying the direction of movement, they can sense the amount of force and speed with which they’re moved. Let’s say you were playing a Formula 1 simulation. With a digital stick, to avoid skidding around the bends, you’d have to steer in bits and pieces, holding and releasing the stick. If you did this in real life, you'd probably roll the car! An analogue stick would let you enter the bend gradually, and then cut across the apex, before,sliding smoothly out
again.
There aren't many Amiga-compatible analogue joysticks, but the PC market is full of them. This is where the Phoenix adaptor comes in.
The Phoenix is a little gadget that consists of a postage stamp-sized piece of circuit board, with a joystick plug at each end. One is a normal 9-pin D plug, and the other is a 15-pin Dplug.
The small circuit simply repatches the connections from the analogue PC standard, so that they're compatible with the Amiga. Now you can take your pick from the analogue joysticks available for the PC.
If you’re into flight sims, it will also allow you to use those yoke controllers, elevating the realism to even greater heights. If you're fed up with erratic digital stick controls, get hold of the Ace and give your simulations a new dimension.
Thanks to SuperJAM! Anyone can create superb tunes in seconds. Mat Broomfield checks out the latest update.
Whether you're a professional musician or a first time dabbler, SupeiJAM! Will have you creating music in moments. We looked at version 1.0 of the program back in February 1992 when it scored a massive 91 per cent. Now version 1.1 is here with a host of new features which are designed to make the composition process easier than ever, whilst adding even more variety to your music.
SuperJAM! Is basically a composition tool whose primary purpose is to help you to create themed music as quickly and painlessly as possible. You can use it purely for its own sake, as I do, or you can use its output as the basis for funher composition in other music packages.
The basic package is supplied with 32 musical styles ranging from reggae to waltz and hip hop to country. There are numerous additional musical styles available as optional extras.
A QUESTION OF STYLE Although you can use SuperJAMHo create your own musical styles, lor most of us, fire whole value ol the program Is its predelined styles. Eventually you're going lo gel sick of listening to the same old styles lime and lime again, and when fhal happens you'll be delighted lo learn that there are three additional style disks available, each of which contains 10 greal new styles.
The first ol these is called Dance Mix and. As its name indicates. Contains a selection ol styles lilted straight Irom Ihe nightclub scene. From the cool slrains ol Chill lo Ihe throbbing bass line ol Powerdance, Ihese are Ihe very thing lor composers looking for some dance-oriented molivation.
It the Eurovision song contest Is more your speed, then World Music is what you're looking lor. It contains Ihe tollow- ing styles: Appalachia. Argentina. Caribbean. China. E Europe.
The program can be used on two levels, one of which is ideal for experimenting whilst the other is suited to recording compositions for future performance or modification.
JAMMIN' WITH THE BOYS In keyboard mode, simply choose the play style you want, click 'Play', and the program will immediately commence, playing a repeating four or eight-bar loop in the chosen style. This loop is very much like the type of music produced by the auto-rhythm feature of most modem keyboards. It's played by up to six Gypsy, India, Italy, Mexico and S Africa. Each ol Ihe styles r» resents Ihe musical style of a different nation or racial group, and if you're using a GS compatible MIDI instrument, they'll even be played using appropriate instruments.
The lad ol Ihe style disks is called Movie Soundtrack and • contains a selection ol styles which epitomise different cine- malic genres. From Ihe slapstick of Hl)inks lo the ethereal Intricacy ol Otherworld, these styles are by lar Ihe clevered ol Ihe batch, managing lo capture Iheir chosen Ihemes with uncanny accuracy. Some ol the grooves included in this collection were distinctly dubious, representing nol so much subtle variations on a theme, as totally different Ihemes altogether As you might aspect, there are Ihe odd duff styles among the disks but overall. I lound all three lo be very
exciling lo use. Used in conjunction wilh version 1.1 ol SuperJAM , Ihe edra grooves included with each style make them even heller yet.
Band members'. Each member of the band plays a different instrument, and the complete ensemble comprises drums, strings, keyboards, horns, bass and guitars. However, apart from the drummer th titles are more representative of the musical role each band member performs, rather than a literal description of the instrument he plays. Therefore there are times when the horn player may play timpani, whilst the keyboard player may be called upon to play xylophone for example. In fact, you can decide what instrument each band member plays at any time in any case.
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buttons. If you click on one of these whilst a loop is playing, the selected action will be performed in the current musical style.
Although the original SuperJAM! Supported this feature, it was not available from the keyboard window and could only be applied to tunes recorded in the Section window.
Beside the Embellishment buttons are four entirely new buttons labelled A, B, C and D. Blue Ribbon describe these as ‘Groove buttons’, but Variation buttons' would be more appropriate because each one activates a variation on the current musical style. For example, if you start playing a piece whilst button A is depressed, you may find that the chosen style is only played using a piano or guitar. Click button B and a second or third band member may join in, and subtle changes may occur to the rhythm of the loop. Generally speaking, the higher the button number, the more instruments and the
greater the musical activity.
These buttons represent the greatest enhancement to the program over its predecessor because between them they mean that the number of musical permutations for any given style are increased fourfold.
SOUNDING OFF The program uses either a MIDI instrument or internal samples to produce sound. The interesting thing is that by using special samples known as TurboSamples, the program is able to play up to 16 notes at a time despite the fact that the Amiga only has four sound channels!
The thing about TurboSamples is the more powerful your Amiga, the better their quality. When I tirst reviewed the program, the TurboSamples were rather poor in quality, but as I was only using a bot- tom-ot-the-line Amiga, I expected that. I’m now running the program on an Amiga with 10Mb of 32- bit RAM. A fairly fast 68030 processor and a 68882 maths co-processor, and yet the TurboSamples are still nothing to write home about. They sound very tinny and electronic, a bit like the cheaper hand-held games. The fact that their stereo position can be altered helps to improve their clarity, but
for a less high powered user, I wonder whether they'll be worth using at all?
FOR POSTERITY When you're ready to create something a bit more permanent you’ll need to go to the Section Editor.
Here the piece of music you're working on is represented by a strip of blocks which extend horizontally across the screen. The strip is divided into six parts vertically, each of which represents different band members, enabling you to turn them on and off at will throughout a performance. At the start of each of these horizontal blocks you can add a musical instruction such as a key or groove chapge.
The functions of all of the Keyboard Window buttons can be duplicated at any point in the section editor, so you can choose between four variations of the main style, as well as inserting intros, break, fills and endings. Once you've created a section it is in turn represented in the Song window as a block, and it’s by arranging these blocks according to your preference that a song is constructed.
When you're happy with your song, it can be saved in SuperJAM , SMUS or MIDI format. SMUS JARGON BUSTERS
• KEY - A key defines which notes will sound right and create a
specific 'feel' when played together in a piece of music. There
are times when particular notes will sound wrong (or
discordant) if played with certain other notes, this is because
they are ‘out ol key’.
• LOOP - A repeating piece of music which may last anywhere
between a few seconds and half a minute.
• MIDI - Musical Instrument Digital Interlace - An electronic
standard for connecting computers and instruments so that they
can communicate with each other.
• PANNING - Panning is a term used to refer to the stereo
position of a sound. A sound may appear to be projected from
any position in a 180; arc. Many MIDI instruments allow you to
specify exactly where in that arc an instrument allows you to
recreate the physical location of members of a band or
orchestra.
• OCTAVE - The smallest unit ol pitch on a piano keyboard
- the distance between one key (black or white) and then one
beside it - is called a semi-tone. Twelve sequential semi-tones
are called an octave.
Format saves can be loaded into programs, such as Sonix, whilst MIDI files can be loaded into Bars & Pipes, Dr T's, Sequencer One and a host of others.
CONCLUSION SuperJAM! Version 1.0 was superb; version 1.1 is simply awesome. The real beauty of it is that its main features are really easy to use so that nonprofessionals can dabble happily for hour upon hour making wonderful music at the click of a button. Yet at the same time, hidden beneath its colourful exterior there are dozens of powerful customising options so that more demanding users can create completely original tunes with equally little effort.
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Wordworth v2 AGA One of the best page processors is now available in dazzling 256 colours. John Kennedy takes a look.
Wordworth »' 1991 9? Digita International K):1ti AM Document: Untitled 1 Life... “Life is a funny thing" mused Green, sitting down at his computer keyboard.
“I remember when Life was simple," He sighed whist fully. "Now", he continued. "I have to contend with this." He looked down at his trouseis. Still badly scorched.
A cat. Sitting about six feet away, perched on the top of a armchair suddenly sneered, almost as though It was sniggering. It still hadn't totally forgiven Green for being violently sick on top of It the last time he had been III, Sometimes Green wondered if It was the cat which had somehow managed to set fire to his undergarments.
E amount, but running WordWorlh will soon dispel that myth. Using a 256-colour display, you will find the number of images you can load will be limited
- it won't be long before the ‘Not Enough Memory' requestor
begins to pop up. This isn't a problem with WordWorlh, rather a
consequence of using better graphics.
GET HIP WordWorlh ensures that all Amigas can make use ol a Workbench 2 environment, by creating its own. This is one of the points with which I'm not totally happy -1 would have preferred a completely Intuition friendly approach if at all possible.
If this had been done, the special Workbench 2 file filters (as used by Mu f v ew) might have been incorporated, which would have meant that GIF and TIFF images could also have been supported.
Probably the only other niggle I have is that images lose detail whenever they are scaled down and then scaled up again. If you don't place your pictures right first time, you'll need to re-load them.
CONCLUSION The supplied Agfa scalable fonts and the postscript output mean that you'll need to be into some seriously heavy home printing before you outgrow WordWorlh.
Bear in mind that you don’t need to own an AGA machine to use this program - but if you don’t you won’t see the extra colours. However, you'll still benefit from the ability to load all the new IFF formats (and PCX) and also enjoy the slightly improved printing speed. This makes WordWorlh v2 AGA an ideal upgrade no matter what type of Amiga you own. Creating full-colour fishy stories with WordWorlh Is now ever easier, with up to 256 different colours on-screen at once.
Iuch has been written in these pages about WordWorlh, which is widely considered to be one of the best page processor packages currently available for the Amiga. For the unenlightened, a page processor lies in that grey area somewhere between a word processor and a desktop publisher, stealing ideas from both in order to make producing reports, fliers, adverts and in fact anything which involves graphics and text - as easy to create as possible.
M Of course, with the release of the new Amigas and the new AGA chip set, software companies have a perfect excuse to produce a whole new range of updates, because the Amiga has had its colour capabilities improved markedly.
MODERN ADVANTAGE The so-called ’serious' programs available for the Amiga all use high-resolution screens, which offer a horizontal resolution of 640 pixels - any less and the screen becomes too ’chunky’ to show sufficient detail.
JARGON BUSTERS
• BITPLANE - an area of memory set aside for a screen display,
organised as one bit per pixel. Multiple bitplanes allow more
colours.
• GIF - A standard image file format, popularised by CompuServe
and said to be Ihe most used standard in the world.
The drawback to a hi-res screen is the lack of colours that it allows you: only 16 in pre-AGA days. Now The Next Generation machines can offer up to 256 colours in this hi-res mode, which means programs such as WordWorlh can start to have real fun.
COLOUR PROBLEMS The problem used to be that when loading graphics into your page the colours that were used to displayed them could only ever be approximations. With more than one image, there just weren’t enough palette entries to go around, and the results that you got on-screen could be extremely confusing.
WordWorlh AGA allows up to 256 colours onscreen at once, which means that not only will a 256-colour image appear with total accuracy, but several 32 colour screens can also appear, each with their own palettes intact.
Of course, having all this memory set aside for graphics does have its drawbacks. For starters, when an 8-bitplane screen is used there is a noticeable decrease in speed when menus appear and text is shifted about. In fact, I was very surprised that things hardly slowed down at all.
Perhaps with larger projects things would get slower, but I didn’t get to create really big documents because of the second drawback: memory.
The cheapest AGA machine - and a bargain at that - is the A1200, which comes with 2Mb of RAM as standard. This might seem a gargantuan DIGITA INTERNATIONAL £130 A500 51 A500 * 51 A600 51 A1200 51 A1500 51 A2000 51 A3000 51 A4000 51 DIGITA INTERNATIONAL, BLACK HORSE HOUSE, EXMOUTH, DEVON EXS 1JL TEL: 0395 270273 EASE OF USE ??????????79% Apart Irom Ihe lloppy disk install procedure. WordWortn is very easy to use.
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Tony Horgan investigates the latest tipsters’ favourite.
If you're looking for a professional Amiga sequencer, there are two choices: Dr T’s KCS and Blue Ribbon's Bars and Pipes. KCS reached version 3.57 last year and included an impressive range of features, such as automated mixing, score pnnting and graphic and numeric editing, with a clever interface holding it all together. Now, with its new 2.0 upgrade, Bars and Pipes is nosing ahead.
Despite the daim on the box that Bars and Pipes needs 1 Mb to run. It actually needs more than that. With a bit ot CU trickery, I managed to make up a copy that would just about load onto a 1 Mb machine, but even then there's not enough memory to open any windows, so it's still unusable Forget it unless you've got at least 2Mb.
THE GRAPHIC EDITOR After you've recorded e treck. You ten go Into the grephlc editor to tidy ft up. Sen end Pipes can dicpley the music In e number ol wiys. The sequencer-stsndird piano roll system shows notes as horizontal bars on a simplified stave.
There's traditional sheet music notation too, or you can have a hybrid ol both styles. Note velocities are shown at the bottom ol the display, along with any other MIOI controllers you need to edit.
Step time editing, especially useful lor programming drum patterns, is also carried out from here. It you've got enough memory to keep the colour display, It’s a lot easier to make out than the Tiger editor in KCS.
Before you can get It to run. You're forced to endure an extremely long-winded unarchiving session. There are three disks in the package, and after decompressing them you're left with tour What IS the point ol this? Why on earth couldn't the sottware have come ready to use on tour disks? We don't need this hassle!
POWER HUNGRY Bars and Pipes is designed for the musician with a lot of kit. It would work just as well with a modest MIDI setup, but large etlorts have been made to support just about any bit ot sound hardware you can imagine, induding dired compatibility with The One Slop Music Shop. General MIDI mod ules. Blue Ribbon’s three-way MIDI interface, Ihe Roland Sound Canvas, and the Sunrize AD1012 and AD1016 hard disk recording sampling boards (allowing you to synchronise set-rate samples trom the hard disk with your MIDI sequences!
The package also caters tor audio-visual production. With support tor Scala and the Video Toaster, and can even control an external SyncPro SMPTE generator.
The new version has been written (or use with Workbench versions 2 and above, although it still works tine on a 1.3 system. The main advantage you get on a version 2. Workbench is the bigger screen Bars and Pipes is all based around windows - each section ol the program has its own window, and when you've got a lot of things on the go, it can get rather cluttered. Using a double-size scrolling backdrop, there’s room to lay out and open up all the windows you need.
RECORDING Despite the massive range of features, once you’ve got to know your way around the basic If you can understand traditional music notation, you'll find Bars and Pipes Is the only Amiga sequencer to offer It as an option in the main editor mode.
MIX MAESTRO Automated mixing is another area where computers are taking over from mechanical machines. The Mix Maestro won't do away with the need lor a real mixer (at the end ol the day you’ve still got to combine all your sound sources into a single stereo signal), but it can give you a lot more control over the linal mixdown.
Every track can have its own channel on the mixer, and you can assign any MIDI controller to the laders, whether it’s volume level, modulation, pan or whatever. The idea is that you set the sequence playing and move the laders with the mouse. All the movements are recorded, and it you made a hash ol a particular part, next time you play the sequence,you can re-record the mixing, just as you would il you were recording performances Irom your keyboard.
frtth Mix Maestro, now there's no excuse lor a dodgy lade-out at the end ol the Irack.
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proceeding bars.
Quantisation levels are user definable. II you put the quantise tool at the front ol the track, your performance will be corrected and then written to the track. If you put it at the end of the'track, the actual note data on the track remains un-quan- tised, but the notes are corrected on the way out.
The results sound the same, but the second method leaves you with a recording of your original performance, which you can then try quantising in different ways.
The number ot tracks that are available to you is only limited by your interfaces. It's quite possible One ol Ihe unique features ol Bits ant Pipes is Ihe lools system. The tools are shown as little icons, and are placed at eilher Ihe inpul or oulpul ends ollhe tracks. Tools can do a number ol different thinps, like defining Ihe input or oulpul path lor a track (MIDI channel, One Slop Music Shop, Sunrize board etc.). and they can also altect Ihe note data on the track.
Arpeggiators, harmony and echo generators can be used to beel up your original performances. Other operations such as quantising and transposition are also dealt with by Ihe lools. There are around 70 tools, and you can even create your own lor specialised functions.
TOOLS to simultaneously sequence The One Stop Music Shop and a Sunrize sampler (bypassing MIDI altogether), and up to 80 MIDI channels with Blue Ribbon's Triple Play Plus MIDI interface. Of course, it’s also compatible with a standard 16-channel MIDI interface.
SAMPLE SUPPORT Most producers of big sequencers seem to think that 8-bit samples sound awful and aren't worth bothering with. Amiga samples have been used with great success in commercial records, so that's that theory down the drain.
Even so, Blue Ribbon have followed the others' lead, ignoring the massive potential of Amiga samples. A token sample replay tool is included, but it's hopeless. It demands IFF samples, but won't recognise loops and can't even play them at different pitches, so there's no chance of playing any tunes with them. While they continue to look down their noses at 8-bit samples. Blue Ribbon plan to add support lor the forthcoming 16-bit DSP, when it eventually arrives.
CONCLUSION There's no doubt about it, Bars and Pipes Professions is a very powerful piece of software, but to get the most out of it, you're also going to need a lot of powerful hardware. If you're working with a basic MIDI setup, made up of maybe one, two or three sound sources, you'll never use even half of the features on offer. It's in its element when it's at the heart of a big MIDI system. So long as you've got a beefy Amiga to run it on, with about 3-4Mb and an accelerator. Bars and Pipes can handle just about anything that you throw at it.
Add a three-way MIDI interface, and you've got 48 MIDI channels to play with. Definitely not for the beginner, but if it's power and features you want, this is the baby. S2 The One Stop iisj£ Shop A500I A1500 I A600 I A3000 I At 200P A4000 I 81% WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
Don't let the name deceive you. The One Stop Music Shop is really a Proteus 1 synth module, put onto a board that slots into your Amiga. It has its own MIDI in and out connections and, in most situations, it acts just like a normal synth module, except that it's neatly tucked away inside your Amiga.
The Proteus 1 is a full-featured professional synth, but as the One Stop is on a board, there's no keyboard. To get the most from it, you should really use it in conjunction with a separate MIDI keyboard that can send velocity, aftertouch, pitchbend and modulation data. Even so, it’s quite feasible to use it just with MED or OclaMED, playing the sounds from the Amiga keyboard. I know what you’re thinking: how can you possibly get any worthwhile results from MED? Some will laugh at the idea - but let them laugh. The fact is you don't need a top-notch MIDI keyboard if you're writing certain
types of music, and if you're au fait with the workings of MED, then why waste valuable time and money on extra kit, when you could be banging out the next worldwide tloor-filler?
Even so, anyone who likes to record live, rather than program, will be far better off controlling the module with a professional sequencing package and a MIDI keyboard.
You may be wondering, if It's plugged into a Zorro slot inside the Amiga, how does it get to talk to your sequencer? The answer lies with its built-in MIDI connections. With a standard MIDI interface connected to your serial port, you can plug the One Stop's MIDI out to the interface's MIDI in and vice versa. If you use it with Bars and Pipes Professional 2.0, you can ditch the MIDI leads altogether, and address it via the Zorro slot.
PANEL BEATING With the board out of reach in the Amiga’s case, there’s no control panel for you to select and edit the sounds with. Instead, it comes with patch editing software, which is a lot easier to use than a
I. Vi.wViI.'jil'.J I don't know about you, but I've had enough ol
all these useless 16-bit sampling boards. They all look the
business if you glance al the specifications, bul try using
them to make music and you'll soon realise how hopelessly
inadequate they are.
Well, new Blue Ribbon have released a sound board that really works! Yes, you can use it as a General MIDI sound module. Yes, you can use it to make multi-voice soundtracks. Best of all, you can use il with any MIDI sequencer, from MED to KCS or Bars and Pipes. The catch? Al Ihe moment it’s only available on a Zorro board, which means it's not compatible with the 500, 500+, 600 or 1200.
• MODULE - a sound source without a keyboard.
• ZORRO SLOT - the big Amigas (1500,2000,3000 &
4000) use these tor various expansions.
• LFO - Low Frequency Oscillators are employed by synthesisers
to make complex sounds from simple waves.
• GENERAL MIDI - A revision ot the MIDI standard, designed lor
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Some noise.
How do you fancy a professional synth on a card? Tony Horgan makes cluster of pokey buttons. It multitasks, so you can run it in the background along with your sequencer.
Sounds are constructed with either one or two of .
The source wave samples. From the patch editor, you can pick your wave samples, set their relative volumes, set the amplitude envelope, add some phasing or chorus, and pick your LFO.
If you’re like me, you'll whittle the sounds in each section down to one or two instruments that you like, so before long, your range of 128 presets will have been reduced to about 20. Then you'll be back to lusting after new sounds again. If you hope to be able to create sounds from scratch, and contort the onboard presets, you'll be left wanting.
You may well feel differently though, in which case there’s no problem. The presets, and the waves they're built from, are very clear 16-bit samples, and the General MIDI spec ensures that there's a full range of sounds, making it a feasible • all-in-one music machine.
However, the General MIDI compatibility does have a drawback - the standard says that certain sounds must be included, and the result is that so much ROM is used up with these sounds, that there’s not much room left for anything a bit special or individual.
CONCLUSION The One Step Music Shop is a £350 16-bit synth module, a good £150 cheaper than if is in its studio- orientated rackmount version. It's the first board fhaf actually works as a sound source in a normal sequencing environment. Not only does it work, but it works extremely well. '25 EASE OF USE ??????????91% No messy leads, General MIDI compel idle, and an idiot - proo! Paled editor.
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Until multimedia really takes off, it's a sad fact that the Amiga needs 'serious' programs in order for it to survive in a PC-dominated world. The ability to animate graphics in real time accompanied by a four-channel soundtrack may be very impressive, but what do you do when you need to catalogue your record collection or look after your club’s records?
The Amiga is well served when it comes to getting words onto paper, but spreadsheets and databases are pretty thin on the ground. So a new one deserves more than a mention, especially when it costs less than £20.
Order is a fully-fledged relational database program from South Hams Software. As it is written in-house, users' comments and suggestions can be swiftly incorporated.
Now into version 2.05, Order is capable of storing and retrieving enough information to run a small company. If your experiences with databases have been limited to various public domain versions of telephone directories, you are about to enter a whole new world.
FIELD OPERATOR A database consists of many records, each of which can contain several fields of information. For example, on a computer system somewhere there With your database sately on disk, getting Ihe tacts you need means mastering the use ol the query Helds and the various conditions and wild cards.
Is probably a huge database, with a record set aside for me. One field in this record would contain my name, another my social security number and another my preferences towards certain brands of cat food.
Each field contains a specific type ot information, be it text or numbers. Order recognises five types - text (for names and so on), numbers, dates, times and formulas. The latter is one of the newer additions and offers plenty of scope for some interesting pseudo-spreadsheet applications.
When using Order, you must decide on the number of fields and their type right at the start of a project, so good planning is essential. Of course, if you do make an error of judgement all is not lost and mistakes can be corrected.
FILL IN THE FORM Entering information is logically the next step in creating your database, but before this can be • achieved you must design a ‘form’. Rather like an application form, this contains various boxes into .. which the information is input. You select how the information is requested by dragging the fields about on the form design screen. The screen can consist of nothing more than a simple name and address request, or can be expanded to become a whopping 30-page document.
The form is then 'run', and the required information is input - unless you already have the necessary information saved on a disk somewhere, in which case Order can import the facts directly into the database.
Once the information has been entered (verification is automatic to catch typing blunders) and saved the database is ready for use.
ON REPORT A ‘report’ is the opposite of a form - it's used to get information out of the database. For a form to be of any real use, you need to be able to specify various conditions - for example, a commercial database may be required to reveal only those people who are below a certain age limit, with a good credit rating and with no strange preferences for cat food.
Order includes many conditions (equal to, greater than, between and so on) which may be applied to any or all fields to narrow the database search.
The finished report can be displayed on-screen, printed or spooled to a text file for further processing - perhaps being incorporated into a word processing document.
FATAL FLAW For possibly Ihe first time ever. Order presented me with documentation which was too detailed. Split into two parts, a tutorial and a reference, every feature of Order is examined in excruciating detail. It's impossible to read more than a few pages in one go as the microscopic detail quickly tires both eyes and mind simultaneously.
It's the manual that uncovers Order's major flaw
- it's too difficult. No matter how detailed the manual, if the
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Order was based on a PC program and it shows. Even the requestors manage to make the Amiga look tike a PC. If I had to summarise what was missing from it in one word, it would be 'Intuition' - both in the sense of user-friendliness and as the Amiga's graphical user interface.
Order certainly offers the kind of relational style database which the Amiga has been short of. If you want a reliable system for storing text-only information then it’s certainly worth a try.
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£ri S33d I Outlined [UHBBl Above: Windows may be any size you like up to 10240 by 10240 pixels, but the new Workbench 3 screen modes are not yet supported.
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Cando 2.0 If you’ve always wanted to create your own programs on the Amiga with the minimum of fuss, Jeff Walker’s here to tell you how it’s done.
CanDo is not a programming language, it is a 'software authoring system’. There is a difference. With a programming language - like BASIC or AMOS or C or whatever - the person who is writing the program has to ‘invent’ line after line of programming code, often many hundreds of lines to achieve a very simple job.
Just about every person who buys a computer has a secret dream of themselves, or the sibling for whom the computer was bought, becoming a programmer. The projected image is that once you know how to program you can make a computer do anything. And, once you can do that, people will pay you lots of money to make their computer do what they want it to do.
You can. And they will.
But what they don’t tell you in the shop when you buy a computer is that learning to program it, in any language, means a lot of hard work. And that’s why software authoring systems' were invented.
Ihe system variables used by this document have the following values: ObjectHaeie: "Doc Objectin' bocmentHane: "ExwleOoc" IheCharacter: 'o' TheHord: "create" TheLine: 'to create a PouerList" TheLineHunberl 7 TheColKiidtunber: 7 Lengt hotline: 21 LinesInDoc intent: 33 SiieOtDociment: 030 ChirsToBegOfline: to ere CharsIoEndOfLine: ate a PouerList TheMordDeliniters:
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object.
You can ose this info to coo to a PouerList (sinilar to a Pouer Panel). Instead of clicking on a button, you dick on a line in the list to launch You can create a hypertext application in the sane uay. You can use these variables with other coemands (like CanDo's 'document1 system makes it easy to read and manipulate data.
Nds, expressions, sub-routines, syntax and a whole dictionary of other jargon words, in order to ‘write’ a program. Instead of typing in lines of code, you use buttons and gadgets and requesters to tell the authoring system what it is you want the software to do. And the authoring system writes the necessary code for you.
In a way you are sort of writing the software backwards. You design the interface - the windows, buttons, fields, menus and so on - and then one by one you decide what action will be performed by your soft- • ware when the person using your software clicks on one of those buttons or types a value into one of these fields or selects one of those menu items.
All this designing is done with the mouse. For instance, after instructing CanDo that you want to create a button you are first requested to drag out the approximate size and 2 position of your button.
Then a requester appears that enables you to enter the details of everything to do with that button - the type of button. Its position and dimensions, its normal appearance, its appearance when selected, and what action should be performed.
This is where CanDo gets more like actual programming, because the action that will be performed is described in a ‘script’, which is one or more lines of BASIC-like code. However the script editor has many features that enable scripts to be written by selecting more options from more requesters. For instance, if your software is supposed to show a picture when the button is clicked, then in the script editor you can click on the Show Picture button, which brings up a file requester to enable you to select the picture. After selecting and pressing OK. The necessary code to load and display
that picture is inserted into your script.
Clicking OK buttons a few more times to get back to the main CanDo display, what you have JARGON BUSTERS
• HAM: Hold And Modily mode - a cunning swiz which allows 4096
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machines.
• ASL Library: A libarary ol code supplied with newer versions
ol Workbench, which includes much more advanced requester
routines.
• Areix: A macro scripting language, supplied wilh Workbench 2.0
and up. Which enables inlerprocess communication.
Scripts.
Alter literally 60 seconds ol programming’ is a standard Amiga window with a standard Amiga button in it, and when you dick that button a picture is loaded and displayed.
CanDo applications are designed Irom the user-interlace backwards - first you get your buttons and menus and whatever in place, then you decide what each object' (as they are known in CanDo) is going to do when activated by the user.
This breaks down the task ol writing a piece ol software that does many things into manageable chunks that not only can you hold in your head, bul you can actually see on the screen - you can concentrate on getting one object working propedy before passing on to the next, ft also enables you to easily add a feature to any application you have developed as and when that feature is needed YOU CANDO IT When you open the CanDo package and discover the 400-page manual you’ll immediately realise that it can't be 'as simple as that', otherwise all that documentation wouldn't be needed. One quick
Hick through the manual is enough to scare the pants oft the 'non-techie', which is why it starts with a couple ol step-by-step tutorials. But after completing these, which will take you about a couple ol hours, you'll realise how quickly and easily applications can be created in CanDo that would take maybe days, weeks or months in a traditional programming language.
The second tutorial, lor example, is a simple database that has buttons to add and delete entries, plus search, sort, load and save functions.
After about an hour you have created a fully functional and useful piece of software that looks good and even has special leatures like keyboard shortcuts lor menu Items.
CanDo is able to load and play IFF-ILBM brushanims and IFF-8SVX sounds, and noises can be quite easily coordinated with motion - so il you had an anim ol a grandfather dock you could, lor example, add Ik*' and lock' noises at each end ol the swing, and even a swoosh' in the middle il you wanted.
SUPPORT Many ol the Workbench 2-style leatures are supported and can be Incorporated into your applications even il you are still using 1,3, Alas, some ol the most useful Workbench 2 leatures are not present. Recognition ol default system lonts, for example Although CanDo enables you lo load and use any font lor use in rendering buttons and menus, fields (the gadgets you type things into| can use only topaz8 or topaz9. Depending on whether you selected an 80-column ot 60-column display in Preferences. Amiga owners who have never seen Workbench before version
2. 04 won't know what on earth this means, because the 60 80
column display feature was one ol the Workbench t 3
Preferences options that was thrown out with the bath water.
J£ 1 i- licvw Statnent '&!« "S:B Ftnwli Edit Ftnwla (or «; Being restricted to using topaz8 in fields may be important il your application is designed to run in Interlace mode because that lont is horribly small in that screen mode t«»i I SCREEN SCENE Talking of screen modes. Tdtll (Hi 25757.55 these aren't supported property either. In fact, the whole question ol screen modes is only indirectly supported In as much as you specify the window dimensions and number ol colours, and CanDo automatically creates a screen in the necessary mode, or it opens on Ihe Workbench il you want. Window
sizes can be anything up to 10,240 by 10,240 pixels, although this is the theoretical maximum ol course - In practice you'll be restricted by how much graphics or Chip memory you have available.
The new Workbench 3 leatures are not yet supported. The maximum number ol colours you may specify lor a window is 4096 (HAM). There are no 256 or 128 colour options, and although there is a 64 colour option this is actually Extra HallBrite mode (32 real colours plus another 32 at hall brightness) not 64 real colours.
Selecting a window width ol greater than 320 pixels means you will be opening a High Res screen and will be confined to a maximum ol 16 colours, even on an Amiga 1200 or 4000, which don't have this restriction CanDo has a built-in file requester that you may use in your appitcalions but access to the standard Amiga file requester via the ASL library is not supported.
CanDo can listen and talk to any Arexx port, enabling advanced users to write a program that can control any Arexx compatible application, or to have any Arexx compatible application control the CanDo application you have created. As the manual points out, you don't have to use these leatures, they are there II you need them and know how to use them.
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Has John Kennedy found a way to do away with his Workbench? Sssh - don’t tell Sid.
I was sceptical of finding another utility that would be as useful to Workbench 2 users, as SID was to Workbench 1.3 - and I remained so untit Directory Opus came along The authors may deny it. But Opus is SID reborn. What has changed is the huge number of options, the utilities provided, the Arexx support and the improved general feel - not to mention the excellent manual which a shareware program couldn't begin to compete with.
Long ago when Workbench 1.3 was considered Ihe height of user-friendliness, along came a shareware program called SID lo revolutionise our lives. For many users SIDs ability lo instantly view files using their name, copy and move them between directories and then launch other programs with a single dick made up for most ol Workbench's shortcomings.
However, shortly after the subtle blues and greys of Workbench 2 started appearing, I found that I had slopped using SID, simply because the new and improved Amiga environment was so powerful that I rarely, if ever, needed lo load It.
Everything about Opus Is simple and fast.
Buttons are crisp and use 3D shading, directories are quickly scanned and cached and the feel is reliable and solid.
FIRST MOVEMENT One of the most basic ways ot using Opus is as a file organiser. Once you start using your Amiga for anything other than games, you II soon collect a large number of files. It you are well organised, you'll have made drawers to put these files in. If you're more like me.
You will have files stored on every available floppy disk and several hard drive partitions full of data you can t even remember creating.
Although the new Workbench environment allows tiles to be dragged from directory to directory, it's not particularly fast. This method is also prone to the dreaded file drop - when you accidentally let go ol the mouse loo soon and your file vanishes into an unseen drawer Opus simplifies the copying process, as it displays the source directory on one side of the screen, and the destination directory on the other.
To copy them, you highlight them with Ihe mouse or enter a wild card definition such as '.BAK and then click on the 'COPY' button at Ihe bottom of Ihe screen. Files can be Healed singly or in large numbers. And other buttons are available to provide options for renaming, moving and deleting files.
SECOND MOVEMENT The second way of using Opus is for running programs such as text and picture viewers. When a filename is double-clicked, it will look at a file and work out what sort of information it contains. It then applies a piece of cunning - for example, il the file is a text file, Opus will use its texl viewer lo lei you read its contents. If it's a picture, AGA modes or otherwise. Opus will display it.
THIRD MOVEMENT Opus also works as a quick-and-easy general utility program. Without leaving the main screen you can format disks, archive and un-archive files, check how much memory and processor capability you're using and even give files secret passwords.
But probably the best feature is its remarkable level of configuration. You can change lust about everything, Irom the colour of Ihe buttons to what JPEG viewer is triggered when you click on a 24-bit image. Every button, every menu and every single possible colour combination can be altered until you have Opus exactly the way you want it.
FINALE Opus is user-friendliness taken to Ihe extreme Paradoxically, it also offers real power lo Ihe user, so both novice and expert can be sure of using it daily II you only buy one piece of non-games software in your life, you could do far worse. '2l PIP View Roctec have just launched a new piece of video gadgetry that’ll turn your Amiga into a mini editing suite.
Stephen McGill focuses on the action.
Roctec are responsible lor several highly innovative. Low-cosi Amiga peripherals. The best example yet ot this innovation is the RocKey chroma-keying device which earned a CU Amiga Top Rated award ot 91% when we reviewed it in October Can they repeat their success with PiP View?
Housed in a solid, well-shielded black metal box, PIP View is a sell-contained 100-channel remote control television tuner, video audio switcher and peture-in-peture device. Although Roctec have tar geted it at the Amiga market, it is generic so you don't necessarily need an Amiga to use it, although you will need a composite monitor like the 1084.
The TV tuner by Itself isn't very special. Philips make and market their own model, as have Amstrad in the past and Microline who added a teletext facility to boot. No, what really stands out about this particular device is the picture-in-picture facility.
The rear panel houses an array of phono sockets.
This set-up lets you connect the unit to three independent video sources There is only one output, which is intended to feed a monitor or video recorder. The Input sources could be any device capable ot out- putting a composite video signal, such as a video recorder, computer, camcorder, laserdisc, etc. On the right-hand side ot the front panel, a set ot lights indicate what is going in and out from PiP View.
Main’, indicated by a red LED, lets you know which source is going to be displayed as the main picture on your monitor. 'Sub', represented by a green LED, is the sub-picture or picture-in-picture display The sub-picture is |ust like a miniature television superimposed over the main display. The sound ot the sub-picture can be monitored through a 3.5mm headphone jack on the rear ot the unil Volume control on the sub-picture is limited to three settings - Lo.
Med and High LOSING CONTROL Swapping the sub and main pictures is as easy as pressing the swap button on the supplied remote control However, the first gripe about the unit starts here Other than the remote there is no alternative method ot controlling the unit. Some manual buttons on the tront panel at least would have been appreciated.
Unlike the old picture-in-picture video recorders, versatility is the name ol the game with PiP View. You Th* Roctec PIP device snows Ihe quality crattmenehlp thsl we've come to aspect.
Can select the TV tuner or any of the three video inputs as the main display or sub-display, giving 16 possible combinations of picture-in-picture output. It's worth mentioning that each ot the video inputs also have corresponded) linear stereo audio inputs, the sound being switched with the picture. It you're into Desktop Video, PiP View's ability to effortlessly switch between video sources could be ol immense value.
Advanced video editors use a method known as Afl roll editing This basically means that you have two video sources, or in PiP View's case three, cued up at pre-selected scenes. Rather than continually stopping and starting recorders and source machines,' edits are performed two to three scenes at a time by switching between the sources Video purists may point out that to achieve glrtch- Iree switches in the above manner require all video sources to be house synced and time base corrected.
Nevertheless, if you have a video source Irom similar machines with similar signal strengths, picture roll and consequent stabilisation ot image and sync can occur so quickly with PiP View that the glitch is barely noticeable (It is present though and will inevitably get worse with every generation ol video tape copy thereafter).
Professionalism and conjecture aside, other relevant criticism ot PiP View is the positioning ot the sub-picture. It can be placed in any of the four corners ol Ihe monitor screen, which is far too limiting. Amiga software control ot the device could give the user the power to place the sub picture anywhere onscreen. The potential is definitely there for Roctec to create a powerful Desktop Video accessory, but It has been unrealised JARGON BUSTERS
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• Glitch - A momentary break in a video signal which can cause
on-screen interference and picture break-up.
• Sync - Short lor synchronisation. Part ol the video signal
which indicates where the Irame starts.
A good idea poorly executed, leaving it with nothing more than a novelty value. J| 70% OVERALL CONCLUSION Roctec have suffered Irom myopia wilh PiP View. Rather than supply the Amiga market with an awesome audiovisual switcher mixer, they have given us a plaything ot limited convenience and novelty value, rffi Don't you think these images speak for themselves DecemM nssue.. "Vidi Amiga 12 ... The best value digitiser on the market !"
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II you've just upgraded to an A1200, you’re probably still reeling Irom the shock. The speed, the power, the compact design, the operating system, the shiny little Commodore logo - it can all be overwhelming at first. However, most A1200 owners soon regain that insatiable appetite lor even more speed and power. II you can feel your techno-lust creeping up on you again, you'd better take a look at the upgrades on the market. , A lew months ago there was nothing but rumour and speculation, but since then the options have been opened right up. Now there are at least three major upgrades
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The A1204 comes in a number of variations, but each model is based around a 4Mb Fast RAM expansion and a battery-backed clock, in the form ol JARGON BUSTERS
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accelerates programs by reducing the main processor's workload.
• CHIP RAM - Essential lor graphics and sound, but programs
generally run slower in Chip RAM.
• FAST RAM - The custom chips cannot access Fast RAM directly,
hut soltware routines prefer It.
• AGA - The new set ot graphics chips that allow 256 colour
displays, plus Ihe HAM-8 mode.
A board that fits into the A1200’s trapdoor slot. The basic model (£185.95) has just the FtAM fitted. Next up the ladder is the same board, but with an additional 20MHz 68881 FPU (£259.95). Then there are three models fitted with 68882 FPUs instead. The 25MHz option retails at £279.95, the 33MHz board at £289.95, and the top ol the range 40MHz model sells lor £299.95. Point Units, or co-processors, and assist the main processor in maths operations. Spreading the work between two chips means the job gets done quicker, and so the program runs faster. If you decide to go lor the A1204 without
an FPU, you can always add one later il you feel the need.
CONCLUSION The difference in potential between a machine with 2Mb and 6Mb is pretty large. All kinds ol new avenues start to appear before you, and then there’s the bonus ol added speed. Throw in an FPU, and you’re in Amiga heaven. A good buy. 2 ALTERNATIVE BUYS MICROBOTICS MBX 1200 (£139-£619) The MBX 1200 comes in a wider range ol configurations, although an FPU is compulsory on all models. If you just want a RAM expansion, the MBX can work out a bit pricey.
In fact, an A1204 with 4 Mb of Fast RAM and a 25 Mhz FPU, will set you back £279.95, while the equivalent MBX comes in at £416.19. GVP A1230 (E399-E599) The A1230 also adds speed and RAM, but does it in a slightly ditlerent way. All models come with a 68030 processor. Which accelerates the machine by about five times.
The basic model has 1 Mb of Fast RAM and sells lor £399.
For £599, you get an FPU. 4Mb ol RAM and the 030 processor. The 030 makes the A1230 the best option II speed is your main concern.
SOUNDS GOOD In a normal environment, sound can only be played directly Irom Chip RAM, and graphics displays are similarly limited to Chip memory. Commodore sensibly designed the A1200 with 2Mb of Chip RAM, without which the new AGA graphics would have been useless. However, a completely Chip RAM-orientated setup can make programs run a little slow, as maths operations are made to wait in line, while the custom sound and graphics chips get priority over everything else.
Although there’s no accelerated processor on the A1204 expansion, it will speed up your A1200 in just about every area. The processor can now exchange inlormation Ireely with its own batch ol Fast RAM, so everything wotks a little bit smoother. In fact, the additional FtAM more than doubles the original processor speed. This isn’t quite as good as it sounds - it won't make all your applications run twice as fast, but it will give them quite a boost.
Then there are the FPUs. These are Floating A50oB A500.K3 A6OO0 *1200 B A1500f3 A2000B A300oB A4000 H POWER COMPUTING, UNIT 8 RAILTON ROAD, WOBURN ROAD INDUSTRIAL EST., KEMPSTON, BEDS, MK42 7PN.
TEL: 0234 843388.
EASE OF USE ??????????88% A bit tiddly to install, but no worries alter that.
VALUE FOR MONEY ??????????89% One ol llte cheapest upgrade options tor the A1200 EFFECTIVENESS ??????????85% Vanes depending on the model, bul me Fast HAM alone is a Godsend.
FLEXIBILITY ??????????89% tot uses for it. Includes a disable switch for the FPU INNOVATION ??????????80% Not Ihe lirst. Bul arguably Ihe best.
A very handy piece of kit at a low price. One of the better J choices of expansions.
OVERALL 88% easier - Tony Horgan checks out a few.
Commodore CDTV Floppy Drive External Floppy Driv An external floppy drive can boost productivity and make life a lot INDI DIRECT MAIL £49.99 Rough and rugged, the Phoenix drive Is housed in a tough metal case. It comes second only to the Roctec drive in terms ot size, measunng 3cm tall. The usual disable switch and through ports are induded on the rear panel Noise-wise, the Phoenix is pretty impressive, making hardly any. Either during access or when it s empty Just the most inconspicuous flutter is al, can hear. It's one of the toughest drives that you are ever likely to find anywhere.
And it looks like it could probably take quite a knock without sustaining ] any terminal damage.
Tough as it is. The casing is not quite up to the professionally-finished s dards of the Roclite drive. A pretty impressive all-rounder really.
Considering that it's the same price as Power's Economy Drive, this looks like quite a t&Sh bargain.
Available from: Phoenix, Unit 2, York Towers, 383 York Road, Leeds LS9 6TA. Tel: 0532 350091 Anyone who owned a C64 will doubtless remember the official CBM disk drive, a hulking great thing which barely improved on the speed of the tape deck The onginal Amiga dnve wasn't much smaller, but now Commodore Apart from the colour, it s the sixe that makes the CDTV dnve stand out from the rest. Measunng 13cm across and 5cm high, it's the disk drive mar ket s equivalent of a P-reg Volvo Big and bulky it may be. But it looks and (eels more sturdy than a lot ot other dnves. Then again, with its plastic
case, it's bound to be more vulnerable than its steel-enclosed rivals.
Surprisingly there's no through port, so f you've got any other external around that lacks a disable switch. The dreaded empty dnve dick' is still in evidence, although it's been reduced Irom the intrusive level of the early dnves As tar as features go the CDTV dnve is way behind the rest It's also the largest, and Available from Indi Direct Mail. 1 Ringway Industrial Est. Eastern Avenue. Lichfield.
Staffs. Tel: 0606 43860 In contrast to the Commodore drive, Roctec’s ottering is the leanest drive you could hope to find. Measuring just 2,5 cm In height, this one has more in common with a Lotus Esprit than a P-reg Volvo.
The metal case is the best ot any that we looked at. With no sharp corners or protruding screw heads. As lor noise, there’s a very discrete dick when there's no disk in the drive, but not loud enough to irritate in most environments Disk access is also pretty smooth, with a barely audible mechanism A disable switch is induded. Which can be used to redaim extra memory that the system has set aside for butters. A through port is also induded.
If you just want a no-trills external drive to cut down on disk swapping, this is definitely one of the best units around Compact, discrete, and pretty tough ITS as cheap as any ol its competitors too. And is so slim that it would fit neatly into any setup, whether you're using an A2000, an A600, or anything in between. The CU lavourite.
Available from: DMI.
Unit 3, Poyle 14, Newlands Drive, Colnbrook, Berks SL3 OCX. Tel: 0753 686000 around, and looks as if if could give way if you were clumsy eno a monitor on top of it The eiect button is slightly recessed into tl panel, which makes it a little awkward when removing disks It's halfway, or be sucked back into the dnve. In which case it will bt again II you whip it out when it s being read, you could damage The risk is only slight, but it shouldnl be there at all.
Power have then own anti dick mechanism, and it's been inc the Economy Drive The drive is silent when it's empty, and ther imal noise when it's accessing a disk. There’s a through port arv switch on the back On the surlace. It might took as if it's best to cheapest dnve around After all. What can go wrong with a disk f The Economy tag questionable, as are are superior ives around for the me price.
75% Available from: Power Computing.
Unit 8. Railton Road. Woburn Industrial Estate.
Kempston. Bedford MK42 7PN. Tel: 0234 843388 PC880B POWER COMPUTING £59.99 One step up Irom the PC880E is the PC880B. It looks identical to the Economy Dnve. Except for an extra switch at the back, and the more sturdy eiect button With the switch in the central position, the drives acts normally Switched to A' though, it goes in to anti-vims mode. Now it's impossible to write to the boot- Dlock ol a disk. Bootblocks hold the immediate startup instructions on auto-booting disks, but they're also a favourite hiding place for viruses. If the drive won t write to the bootblock, it's impossible fo
spread a virus onto any other disks. This won't stop file viruses, however.
Put the switch to the opposite setting, and you activate the Blitz hardware that's tucked away inside the case. This is intended to be used with the Blitz backup software that comes free with the drive. The software reads the disk in DEO:, and does its best to copy it to all other available drives, which is handy if you need to make multiple copies. The menu has options for copying ST and PC disks too. As well as an option lor copy protected software, although it’s some way behind the protection ol most current games.
Available from: Power Computing, Unit 8, Railton Road, Woburn Industrial Estate, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7PN Tel: 0234 843388 PC880B with Cyclone POWER COMPUTING £75 Currently the best dnve it you want to backup protected disks this is very similar to the standard PC880B Instead of the Blitz hardware, there's something called Cyclone Like Blitz, Cyclone allows a lower-level copy lhan usual, but it also backs up a lot of current games. When used with Ihe appropriate software, which is part ot X Copy Professional, it can take up to 15 minutes to duplicate a disk.
Unless you are already a registered owner of X Copy Pro, you'll have to buy the soltware separately If you are registered. Power need proof of purchase of X Copy Pro before they can sell you the drive. The developers have been very good at updating the software in the past, and should continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This is an excellent software and hardware combination that should come in particularly handy tor anyone who needs a powerful copier on a regular basis. Remember though, that protected software is copyrighted, and piracy is illegal Available from: Power Computing,
Unit 8, Railton Road, Woburn Industrial Estate, Kempston. Bedford MK42 7PN. Nil Tel: 0234 843388 yjm ss PC880B ?
DRIVE COTV ROCTEC PC880E PC880B CYCLONE DUAL DRIVE PHOENIX Diuble switch no Width (cm) 13 Price £49.99
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10. 5 £65 £125 £49.99 Dual Drive POWER COMPUTING £125 One dnve
not enough lor you? The Dual Drive gives you two in one. Both
act independently, but Ihe main advantage is that they're all
contained in one neat unit. The dnves are actually PC880BS.
With their own independent disable switches, and they also
come with the Blitz hardware and software If you need to make
multiple copies of disks, or you're currently being driven up
the wall by constant disk swapping, the Dual Drive will make
your day a lot easier to face.
Strangely enough, it would be cheaper to buy two PC880Bs separately.
Surely if you're buying two, there should be some saving? Do it this way and you’ll end up spending an extra fiver. Whether It's worth paying extra to have the drives permanently locked together is up to you. The disadvantage you have with the two-in-one unit is that if one goes wrong, it's odds on that the other will be put out of action until you've put the thing back together, or got it back from the repair centre. Even so. If you can sort out a deal, the Dual Dnve will serve you well, and should put a little neatness into your computer set-up.
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A totally practical guide to the Workbench Preferences, utilities and AmlgaDOS. Thn beginner's guide helps you get to gnps with thi A600 and A600HD. By following the 55 Inside Guide illustrations you will quickly learn how a control the Amiga by example. We expla* programs such as Memacs and ED and provM in-depth explanations of CrossDOS and mud more besides. This, is the perfect book for thi A600 beginner, explaining how to set up you computer, how to copy files, configure for you printer and run programs. Your Amiga A6« comes with a wealth of software. Learn how n use it to it’s full
potential with this easy : understand guide. It's sure to sell out soon, a order your copy - todayI Amiga A600 Insider Guide Bruce Smith. 256 pages. £14.95, ISBN: 1-873308-14-0 A vital step by step guide lo using Workbench
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unique Insider Guide illustrations. It covers everything from
setting up and running programs such as MultiView and ED to
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Inteilifonts. MSDOS disks with CrossDos and configuring sound. A must for the first time used BUSINESS SOFTWARE Thin on the ground they may be, but some Amiga business packages definitely deserve a second look, as Nick Veitch discovered.
I here was an American President who once got elected chiefly The trouble la that because of the market perception of the Amiga as t; through the use of the slogan: The business ol America is busi- a games leisure machine, not a lot of people are aware of the potential ness'. Well, the business of the Amiga certainly Is not business. It that It has In the realms ol business applications. Nevertheless, there wasn't originally designed as a business tool, but then again many of its are a number of financial and other business packages available tor the design features lend themselves quite well
to the demands ol those who Amiga these days, and some ot them are pretty damn good, so let s take wear suits. A look at a selection.
Personal Finance Manager+ MICRODEAL £14.95 __ Microdeal's PfKU does not really enter into the corporate arena As its suggests S intended primary for personal use managing llll cheque accounts, keeping on top of standing orders and so on Although _ Liwi-” there are more than a few chequebook style programs available, mostly wf, ‘ Y fi in the pubic domain, there are tew wmcn come anywhere near the ease I I svnlialy the program az:i Ve 3 duO'Cate ol yom bank slatemem ;| j Credits and debits are added on ;? Your balance to give you rolling total H so you are always up to date with your balance.
Or are you*7 How many ¦* ... limes have ,ou gone to a cashpoint mach.ne and d.scovered lo you. Sur ¦ Aj'fBgTffgfgFS F3 F 71 jfr ¦« ¦ i
• - th.H you had mote money ra- you tnougft you had’ T’ usually
iB not due to a bank ettot m your favour Out more likely
someone has been rtittll ittlt-t inumis.'.til ¦ ft it nv : . :¦
j | f~ loo lazy lo cash the cheque you gave them last month, so
il you do lake some money oul a couple of days later you gel a
phone call from Ihe bank manager. PPM has a special mode lo
save you trom this sort ol hassle By feeding Ihe software your
balance according to the bank, the program will attempt a
cheque reconciliation, which has a tarr chance of identifying
precisely which cheques you have written which have not been
cashed 90% Contact: Microdeal PO Box 68. St. Austell. Cornwall,
PL25 4YB. Tel: 0726 68020 Arena Accounts ProCalc SILICA SYSTEMS
£129.95 APPLIED SYSTEMS GROUP £89.95 This is a lull accounts
handling package, for use in a small or medium business
Accounts are built up in a system ot ledgers, which is the way
most businesses keep track ot their money This is Gold " ¦¦¦
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accounts are basically split into three ledgers, one each lor
sales and purchases and a further one called tne nominal ledger
Each ol these can be probed lor account status and individual
invoices or groups can be separated oil lor dose inspection.
Arena Accounts has every feature that you would lind in a similar PC- based package, but that is part ot the problem. The Amiga is not utilised to its lull capabilities by this software, which is rather badly programmed There is very little use ot the menu, the print fadlities are just a straight dump to the printer - which may be all right tor a brainless PC user, but is alien to the Amiga way ol doing things.
Aside Irom that Ihe manual is not much use. There are plenty ot examples, but it gives the impression that it was written by people who don't really understand the Amiga. The result is that it goes through painstaking detail on how to use menus and move the mouse, but rather skips over Ihe detail ot what the program is actually doing. If you have an Msc. In business management you might be able to work out how to use this package.
Contact: Applied Systems Group, The Flarepath, Elsham Wold.
Brlgg. South Humberside DN20 OSP. Tel: 0652 s-ry*.
688330.
Disk's sue- ¦SSnSSSMiSBBSBRSBSSBIBB cessor to therr award-win- Bj ning Advantage Bj spreadsheet Bj The real Kj powerolthe EB . _______ program remains unchanged - it's still lightning fast with a very impressive array ol pre programmed functions. As well as almost every financial calculation you could possibly think of. Ihere is also a wide range of statistics operators.
The main improvements in the software have been made to the user interface: it now supports Arexx macros, which are not only incredibly use lul tor performing calculations within the program But can also be used very ettectively lor outputting graphs. Individual cells can Be assigned Arexx scripts, which they will run when they are double-clicked - you can ettec tively create a control panel built into your spreadsheet.
The graphics functions are some of the best available - virtually any type ot graph can be drawn, and it you really want a three-dimensional scatter pie bar-chart you can probably manage it. Instead ot opting tor a halt hearted display designed lor the screen, these graphics routines are quite capable of producing presentation quality artwork The graphs can even be exported in Professional Draw clip lormat tor use in a DTP package Contact: Silica Systems. 1 -4 The Mews. Hatherly Road, H « Sidcup. Kent. Tel: 081 309 1111.
THE DISC COMPANY £49.99 Mailshot Plus Maxiplan is another finance package which has drawn on the world ot PC spreadsheets. It has the usual tables ol columns and rows lor inputting text and formulae. The screen is scrolled in the normal way using sliders and arrows and the mouse can be used to select cells or construct complex formulae which take values from other parts ol the worksheet.
But Maxiplan has hidden power. As well as the normal spreadsheet functions it can also act as a database, storing data such as names and addresses in specially allocated cells.
Its charting ability exceeds even ProCalds. It doesn't produce smooth 3D high-quality results, but it can handle even more different types ol charts, including Gantt charts (used by project managers). Hi-Lo (used in the city to Irack share prices) and even a straight X-Y plot which can draw shapes from co-ordinate data.
Maxiplan will also load and save files in Lolus 1-2-3 format, which could be extremely useful lor people who want to take their work home with them.
There are a m . , ---- number ol prac- " t , like the talkback speech option, I _ which reads the .. . ... numbers back »¦ ad to you as you !:¦ sss type them in. The only tlaw is the complexity ol the soltware - it would take a novice a while to get to grips with it.
Contact: The Disc Company, B.P.40, 92101, Boulogne- Billancourt Cedex. France. Tel: 010 331 4910 9995 81% DIGITA INTERNATIONAL £39.99 This program is not exactly a financial package, but it could save you a pile of dosh. It is. As you may have guessed, a mailing list handler. It is easy to overlook this aspect of a business, but mailing lists can be expensive things to set up and run. Even with a short list of 100 names and addresses, it would be very time-consuming to write out all the envelopes by hand. A computerised list saves time, but can itself lead to extra expense if not
properly managed.
Mailshot has excellent search facilities which scan each field of the address so you can find anyone, even if all you can remember is a bit of their postcode. There is also an automatic anti-duplication function which removes any duplicates of labels in your list - saving money and the goodwill of your customers. The software is showing its age. There are no proper requestors and everything looks rather Pcish, but it is still a useful addition to your business armoury.
Contact: Digita International, Black Horse House, Exmouth (rTEfa EX8 1JL. Tel: 0395 270273 Gold Disk Office 2 SILICA SYSTEMS £49.99 (SPECIAL OFFER) £ 1 29.99 RRP Home Accounts 2 DIGITA INTERNATIONAL £54.99 The original Home Accounts was released over four years ago to almost instant success. It was by no means perfect though. There were severe limitations to the number ol transactions and different types ot expenditure that could be calculated. On top of that the user interface was a bit cumbersome.
All these drawbacks have been solved with Home Accounts 2. The interface in particular underwent a major overhaul. In the end it has turned out looking rather Manager it can handle multiple acccunts, standing orders, and has a very similar cheque reconciliation feature. It can also handle budgets in the same way, except that it has a facility for income budgets as well as expenditure budgets.
This means that you can not only keep track of where your money is going, but also where it is coming from.
In comparison with PFM it is perhaps a little more cumbersome, although ultimately more flexible. It is the ideal package for anyone running clubs, societies or anything that requires just a little more than a simple up-to-date balance statement.
Contact: Digita International, Black Horse House, Exmouth EX8 1JL. Tel:0395 270273 This comprises a word processor, database, spreadsheet. DTP and graphics package. The aim is obviously that you will need no other soltware and it is one which is almost fulfil'ed- All of the component parts are altered versions of Gold Disk's other exemplary software masquerading as modules.
The spreadsheet is basically ProCaic wilh a lew minor differences. The most significant of these is that the graph drawing section has been separated into a completely different module, which makes drawing charts slightly more cumbersome with only the minor benefit ol a slightly lower memory overhead.
The DTP package is, more or less. Pagesetter. Complete with fonts and all. This means that the word processor doesn’t need to have loads ol formatting and graphics potential. The one supplied is a version ol Transwrite, a no-frills text cruncher. The combination works quite well, as you can rattle oil the text lirst and then load it into the DTP module to tart it up a bit.
The database is more than adequate lor looking after stock or mailing lists, although it doesn’t seem to have had a great deal of time spent on it.
The biggest bonus of these packages is the ability to multi-task them all on a Workbench screen and use their Arexx facilities.
Contact: Silica Systems, 1-4 The Mews, Hatherly Road, Oto Sidcup. Kent. Tel: 081 309 1111 Of o UU3M2SS SOFTWARE AT l GLANCE HOME ACCOUNTS 2 MAILSHOT PLUS GOLD DISK OFFICE ARENA ACCOUNTS LOTUS COMPATIBLE VALUE FOR MONET liioS PCL5 LASER PRINTER J LP1200 Mb RAM £699 CI I DPI PPM M TEXT AS GRAPHICS 9 400dpi • A4 GRAPHICS 9 300dpi. A 2Mb RAM UPGRADE IS REOUtREO TO PRINT AEULLA4 PAGE Of GRAPHICS AT 4Q0dpt HP LASERJET II '" COMPATIBLE • FLASH ROM UPGRADEABLE!
PC MAGAZINE Ricoh, the work 't second largest manufacturer ol laser printer engine5 have used their expertise to produce a first’in laser printers for the world market, the LP12O0 with FLASH ROM. HP LaserJet Ul" compatible, the LP1200 employs Industry proven laser technology Unhke LED printers, which use light emitting diodes, the LP1200’s laser light source is able to produce the most accurate and intense printed images. It has a last efficient processor end engine, together with a straight paper path design which allows pnnting at a full 6pages per minute and, dean address a range of prmt
resolutions up to 400dpi. The 2m RAM version can pmt a tut At page of graphics at 300 dpi and a kA A4 page of terL or AS page of graphcx usrg st*xd*d read6 mlemA fonts aid the alternate contmBerbrmwansupplml. At 400 dpi. A free Wniowsdmm suppked eneblee the 2m fbcoh LP1200 to print a type* page of text of 400 dpi from Wrdows 3.1. usng he aftemate controBer firmware suppbed on the Yfndbws Driver Cksk and standard mfamaf resident fonts. The 4m RAM verson has the added advantage of bemg eUe to print a kA A4 page of graphics at 400 dpi and makes fufi uee of the LP1200"s 400 dpi pnnting capabAbes.
Such as using Microsoft Windows fonts.
Unique additional standard features include FLASH ROM future proof technology and LAYOUT - a powerful document description language. The LP1200’s unique internal FLASH ROM. Which holds the printer controller firmware can oastiy be updated as new developments in technology oci protects the investment you make in buying a Rtiqh LP1200.
Manufacturers would require you to buy a new printer!
Internal FLASH ROM and industry standard FLASH ROM 1C cards can also be used to permanently store fonts, macros, graphics and extra emulations.
Agam. Unlike the competition, the LPI200 includes LAYOUT a powerful document description language as standard, which offers unique opportunities to develop custom made pnnting systems. Forms and document templates can be designed and stored electronicaBy « the LP1200s FLASH ROM. ABevmbng the need lor pre-pmted loom!
The LP1200 comm complete wtth a ICC sheet A4 paper tray and the tacAty to lead tingle sheets of paper and card up to I57gsm. An optional the tacAty to eutomebcaBy teed up to ISO sheets, trom sms of 96mm x 148mm to 216mm x 3S6mm in am. At weights of up to I58gsm. It can also feed up to 15 . - labels automatically THE LP1200 IS A GENUINE LASER PRINTER AND NOT AN LED PRINTER.
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own?..... Not exactly known for his taste in music, we decided
to see if Tony Horgan could do any better with art. Here he is
with this month’s Art Gallery.
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Mark Lockett tells us this is his first attempt at painting with Dpaint AGA! ‘Uh Oh!’ shows off the Amiga’s new 256-colour mode.
SHIP The artist behind ‘Ship’ simply signs himself Hugh. The image was drawn in low resolution with a 16-colour palette, copied from a photograph of Whitby Harbour.
CLAUDIA SCHIFFER Copied from a photo in a magazine, this picture of Claudia Schiffer was converted to the Amiga by Andy Nicholas, using Dpaint IV in medium resolution, with 16 colours.
LOBSTER This started out as a pencil drawing and was adapted for the computer screen by Yamis Ballis.
BATMAN by Clive Marshall, Coventry.
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How do you teach a dentist to fill teeth? I mean, you can’t just poke a drill in and hope.
Jon Sloan takes his teeth in his hands in the search for an answer.
PROFILES What do you get if you cross a dentist with a multimedia expert? For the answer you'd have to ask Andrew Gould as he's the riddle personified. Apart from mixing in a little dentistry for King’s College and running an Amiga course for the London College of Printing, Andrew's a bit of a whiz when it comes to multimedia. He's currently involved in two projects designing multimedia database reference sources for professional use.
How does he manage to combine all those activities into one life? Andrew is modest in his reply, ‘Well, I only get a couple of days a week to work on the multimedia projects. The rest of the time is taken up by locum work at King's and other teaching duties.’ VALUABLE LESSONS Andrew first got involved with the Amiga when King's College decided to modernise one of its teaching packages, used to teach the treatment of children’s teeth. He started to work in his own time to expand the existing package to include more visual material - stills, moving film and voice-overs. It now combines text,
diagrams, clinical photographs, a voice over and video into one integrated multimedia tool.
'Probably the biggest advantage in using the Amiga in this way is that the student controls the rate .
At which he learns. Also, the way that the student digests the material needn't be linear as they can choose to review information trom any part of the package and there’s a handy tracing facility which maps the route they've taken so that they can go back and reread if necessary.’ Andrew chose the Amiga because of its low cost and availability and its ability to truly multitask. After choosing the hardware, he then had to decide on the software. Not being a trained programmer he needed something that was easy to use yet flexible enough to handle all the different elements. He chose CanDo.
‘CanDo was just what I needed. I looked at Scala, of which I’m a great fan, but decided that CanDo was Mb Top: The dentistry package contains lots of lovely shots, like this electromicrograph of a tooth. The black area In the top right Indicates decay.
Right. The beauty of a multimedia learning tool Is that 24-Wt pictures like this can be included.
More appropriate in these circumstances.'
Later the Dept, ot Children’s Dentistry, where Andrew works, was awarded funding Irom the Dept, ot Health to convert and evaluate the software for use by practising dentists. 'This was a big break for me.
Both I and my colleagues were extremely pleased with the response from the dentists.' In order to overcome the usual 'But the Amiga isn’t a business machine’ objection Andrew’s planning a pilot launch on the CDTV this summer. Also the package has been shortlisted for the Apple Computer Prize, part of The Partnership Trust Awards, which is a scheme to encourage new teaching methods.
AMIGA GARDENING As a result of Andrew's work with the dental project, when the National Trust needed someone to modernise their picture archives they chose him. 'I teach some multimedia Amiga courses at the London College of Printing and the course Director, Tim Stephens, has very close links with the NT. So, I guess I was the natural choice.’ The Trust wanted some way of archiving pictures for use in reference work and in conservation projects. They needed a means of storing and comparing pictures of Trust properties to see how they have changed over the years.
Work commenced over a year ago on the pilot scheme. An Amiga 3000 with an IV24 board was chosen because of the need to display 24-bit full screen images. The screen design and user interface were considered vital because the system will be operated by Trust staff who may have little or no idea how to use a computer. In the end he used a mix ot Superbase and CanDo to design a map of the U.K which could be zoomed in to specific properties.
• The first stage was to set up a pilot scheme to collate
information on one particular Trust property.
Stowe Gardens in Buckinghamshire was chosen. It was an unqualified success, so much so that a full scheme has been implemented with seven times the functionality of the original. Also, plans are being made to convert the original Stowe scheme to be touch screen sensitive so that it can be used by visitors. Commodore in turn are arranging to supply A4000s to various key NT properties for further evaluation of the scheme.
It's thanks to guys like Andrew that the Amiga will continue to thrive as something other than a games machine. With his help the Amiga is becoming established within two major institutions as a serious business tool. © United Public D
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1 ain Distributors -p * - t the i m i t a t o r s ! I t) MEMBERS Of THE PROFESSIONAL S TANDARDS Of DISIRIB ro“ •• The Central Licenseware Register.. Commercial Quality programs at a PD price I CLE01 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOSAURS Have yout children ever wanied to know about ttia ancient woeld ol the dinosaur ? H so. Then this o for you - an intofacOvo oncyclopoda ccnonog Jurassic. Tnasss: A croaiaceous periods complete mth picture* and information. This program is plus compatible and comes on 2 Disks. £« 50 .
CLE02 TOTAL CONCEPTS GEOLOGY Thit ute Is the second in the series of Quality programs by Chris Nl.
Usrsg tho GodD«k Hypot&oc* system. « will giade you and your children on an interactive guded tour through the ancredbte world ol volcanos, rocks and minerals. The program « very simple to use I Geology is on 2 Disks £4.50 • CLE03 TOTAL CONCEPTS SOLAR SYSTEM Now our most popular title I This one etvne* you to loam all about the solar system. Wsfh irSormetlon on all of the planets A systems with pictures supplied by Nasa.
The Is a superb educational packago tor children A adults. This Me is so big * is supplied on Three disks and is priced at only £4.99. * CLE05 A-CHORD So you want become the next Enc Ciapton then this is just what you need I This program
• HI teach you nearly every single guitar chord ncludng fingering
techniques, it wll ovon play the Chords using the amga* built
in sound chip A must lor every sngle guitar payer begrsnee and
expeits alike. Pnce £3.50 .
CLEM NIGHT SKY A superb introduction to the constellations, this pogram leaturues over 1500 stars, and the sun moon stars A planets can be dispayed as seen from any part ot the Earth! Urge sooting screen, mouse O' keyboard control led. Die* on any dtspayed object tor Information This superb title Comes on 1 disk A is priced at 3.50I. CLE09 WORDS A LADDERS An eiohont spoiling program lor 1 or 2 payers, each player has a lew seconds lo spel a word correctly, the payer who roaches tho top P tho laddor a tho Vinner The program has 10.000 words so some words can be quite long, however you can
select Ihe level! Win also provtdo pintod output to a connected pnnter. 3SOU CLE10 BASICALLY AMIGA This is a 3 aw set k r the new user! An extenshe gude through ihe use P Amigadss. Covering Hardware. Softwwe. Graphics.
Sourd. The Workbench. Viruses and much much more.you wU soon wonder how you Old without the useful utfty pack! For young and Pd users al*e.
3 dsk set pneed al 4.99! * CLEt 1 LETS LEARN VI.1 For chiMron ol about 5 to 7 years of age. Each pen progresses throi h live levels ol dfhculty. When a level is salisfactoriy compleled then a pcturo of a larmyard a daplayod A a now animal ntroducedi Try Sums. Tunes. Codes, (numbers). Opposilea & Squares! The program also has a pnnl optonl I ask 3.50. .
CLEI2 ALPHABET TEACH A nice educations program for the young., a very sen pie to understand spelling program which shows tho child a pcturo A asks for the completion ot the appropriate word. The program also has built in speech and wfl run a series of pctures at the same Bme speaking the name of the object displayed Comes on! Disk and is priced 3.50. CLEt 3 HOME BREW This is a superb program for tho creation ot home made wines It covers all the deiafs of fermentation, bottling A swreig of the wine.
A selection ol reapes tor marry afferent wanes can be found on the Osk A there a an option lor prlnong the recipes out to a connected printer! The program comes on I disk and is priced at 3.50. • CLEI4 TOTAL CONCEPTS ECOLOGY Total Concepts Ecology will give you and your ctvlO’en an enthraling ovorvew ot tho most important "ology* n our lives. This alternative way of leamng about Ecology enables you to *»p through pages of text, elk* onto words to got more nformaBon and contains superb graphics Suppled on 3 disks priced 4.99 • CLE15 FAST FRET By Keith Klatworthy. This pogram is a guitar scales
tutor, the very thing lor the budding lead guitansti Wk play die scales through the Amgas sound ch* with ajustment P speed lor every levp P skit roQuirod! Thera aro many oxercises in many scales so you too can become the next roc* legend8 Suppied on one disk piced 3.50. • CLE16 KINGS A QUEENS A History lesson on all P Ihe Kings A Queens P England since recorded history! Allows you lo road A examine Ihe royal family troo A is complete with many pictures!
Find out how they lived and «ed and what contributions they made lo society A their country.
Supplied on 2 disks peed 4 50! .
CLEt7 ThiNGAMAjiG The pogram e an electronic ygsw with easy or hard levels! There are 24 pctures on Ihe dek and you have to place Ihe pieces in the correct placo on tno scroonl There a also a help facility on the dsk. A very good educational pogram Irom Len Tucker!
Comes on 1 disk and s pncod 3.50. » CLE18 WORK & PLAY There are three educational games on this disk. CLICK CLOCK is a clock program lo help chldron learn the Urns. FUNTIME TABLES is a program tor learning the mjltiplceDon tables, and tinaly LETS GO SHOPPING teaches children simple muhiplcation A dry nor1 Very colourful and attract no educational dlskl Comes on t Oak prced 3.50. • CLE19 PLAY IT SAFE The program teaches safety in the home or oiAdoorsI Help Teddy mako your home sate as It has been invaded by mischievous beasbes There are 5 dangers m each location A 9 locations!
When you mako something safe you aro rewarded with part of the picture of the beast*! Very good for kids of 3 • tO years! Comes on t dak prioed 3.50. CLE20 BIG TOP FUN Four good programs on this disk, there « a speech option which may be turned on or oh! WORD BALANCE is a chiles reading ad. In MATCHPLAY you must match pairs Ot cards.
BALLOON BURST « a word recognition program A SEAL A GRAMS is a spelling program! This program comes on 1 disk A * prced 3.50. .
CLE21 JIGMANIA by len Tucker. There are two programs on this disk, jgmania is a jgsaw solving program and will keep you A the kids amused tor agesi There is also a jgsaw construction set to alow you to create your own too! There are several jigsaws provded on the disk and there are chidrons ard adult opbon8! Comes on t disk priced 3 50.. CLG18 SKAN 29 This is a lun platform game m which you must giade Sd through 220 screens and defeat the bg droids at the end ot each level ihe game wll run taster H you are lucky enough to have an Amga 12001 Tps game should keep you occupied lor a long Bme!
Comes on i disk priced 350.. CLG 20 JUNGLE BUNGLE by Len Tucker Tins game is essenoaliyt an icon driven adventure written mainly for the younger person m nerd but anyone can payl You must catch the ranpops but beware P the banana Seeing monkeys1 Very adddtrve with coiourtui graphics. Comes on t ask 3.50. • CLU03 TYPING TUTOR A program hare now Ip al you budding office clerks, leamng lo type can be a real pain, lessons cost a tortuno. But not when you have an amga I The pogram will lake you step by step through a full typing course, showing where to place your lingers and kits moo. Bel ore king
youl be able to type as fast as I can I Price £3.50 -
- OURING PAD Coduring book for young children. 1 disk 3.50 .
ISHWATER FISHING learn al about fishlngl 2 disks 4 50 .
EO TfTLER Create smooth scrolling video Mes! 1 disk 3.501 * H INOEXER Groat databaso lor tho Fred Fish liPary! 1 dsk 3.50. .
HAGRAPH Good program for poducmg Bar A Pie Chart* Otcl 3.50. .
I MENU MAKER UsetP Ip the creation p menus.' Disk 3.50. - Ml. Super maths calculator program! 1 disk 3.501 LO A srnpo to use database system! T dsk 3.50 .
RD FINDER crossword A anagram sofver A dictionary! 2 disks 4.50 * lY A RAVE2 Music modiio linker, create your own times! 2 disks 4.50. HER ACCOUNTS Generate account statements, income etc! 3.50 .
£ Vt 5 Very useful speadsheet pogram! 1 disk 3.50. .
TUAL WINDOWS Notebook address bookdiary etcl 1 disk 3.50. .
'OS A powerful easy to use database, many features t dek 3.50. .
* K CONTROLLER Keep track P your stocks! 1 dak 3.50. .
XH VI Most poworful calendar for Amga. 1299 yr diary! T disk 3.50.* RRIS A medevi romp across many levels! Very addictive 1 disk 3.50 .
* K THINGS Another scroily run A jump paflorm game! T disk 3 50 .
KSE II This is a sideways scroimg shop am up. I dek 3.50 • VSTEM Multilevel shoot up. Blast end P level monsters' I dak 3.50 .
JCKIN ON A truck diving A management simulation 2 daks 4 50 * LITERATION Fast ac«n shop em up game. ( Np dos2 or 3II) AGON TILES Superb version and very addicdvo I f disk 3.50 • TOR DUEL A great 3d car racing chasing shooong game 1 dsk 3.50- njRE SHOCK Guide the ball through the mate! 1 disk 3.50 .
GUNS BLAZING 2 player car game overhead new. 1 disk 3.50 .
- LDOZER BOB Clear screen ot coloured bocks! 1 disk 3 50 .
KADOX Anpher good puztle game! 1 disk 3.50 .
NIC SMARTIEMEAD Platlorm game for 8 years A over t disk 3 50 .
OOGE THE ESCAPE Good punk* soMng ptetfcrmer 1 disk 3.50* IRIUM DAY OF RECKONING Eiellent graphic adventure! T disk 3 50.
EllAR ESCAPE Super vertical scrolling shoot em upl 3 disks 4.99. .
TWER POWER Grow (lowers before ihe bugs eai them! 1 disk 3.50. * RVIN THE MARTIAN A maze type g»no. CPIoct keys Pd 1 dsk 3.60.. 5Y MONEY A superb (rut machine simulator! (Np dos 2 P 3) 3.50. - CLASSIC CLIPART (Okay on A1200 A4000.1 Tht (Apart m tfcu ceferMM U wry »if» quatu,.
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For mm in Dpmial or DTP packagn, toe* Aid aalobooti eiedUrdo. Oifciriar yusr » •»» Me naltrr Ncwey b, moHmx Mr mouu! (Men per Mil.' ARTOI WEDDINGS Saperb -rddinn clipart. 2 dhfcs!.
ART02 HOUSES 2 did... picture* of mansions Pel* ART03 RELIGIOUS 3 disks fill of My clipart!.
VRTIH WWI AIRCRAFT I dkk uf World war II plan* AR105 MEN 2 disks full of own al work!.
AR 106 WOMEN 2 disks fun at vomrw .An.!. ARI07 KIDS 2 disks containing kids clipart!.
ARTOB BUSINESS Dhk full of ofttcc clipart!.
ART09 OFFICE Another olY»e* type Ask!* ARTIO STUDENTS I.ds of ilud. Nl I,p. Pics!.
ARTII SALE TIME Many awful loom etc!.
ARTI2 XMAS 3 disks of Xmas related pics!.
ARTI3 PUNCH 3 disks of cartoon pics! .
ARTI4 ANIMALS FisU.1. Quality pktum!.
ARTI5 CATS Only 12 ok. Bul super quality!.
ARTI6 SILHOUETTES IM tupcr silhouettes!.
ART 17 SCHOOLS 2 disks of school picture.!. ARTI8 BABIES Cbpart on a baby them!.
ARTI9 SPORT 2 dek. Full of sport pktum!.
ART20 OLYMPK: Another sport type disk!.
ART21 MEDICAL 2 disks full of medical (Heart!.
ART22 SEA LI EE Pictures from the Ocean!.
ART23 DECORATIVE MONTHS Pic for every month ART24 WACKY Eunn, comic type dipart!- ART25 HOIJDAYS Htdiday type pktum!.
ART2A BANNERS 2 dbks full of banners!.
ART27 ART NOUVEAU FLOWERS floral art!.
ARTS BUTTERFLIES Nkc pktum!.
ART29 FOOD 2 disks cm a food kitchen theme!.
ART36 COLOURING BOOK Colour in Dpeint!.
ART32 Mat: CUP 2 disks kith .polity marart!.
ART3J HORNBACK Nice scenk cbpart!.
ART34 TEDDY BEARS 2 disks of Teddy bear.!. ARTiS VANITY TARE 2 disks fashion clipert!.
ART36 HALLOWEEN CLIPART Wierd clipart!.
ART37 SHOWTIME Dancing. Iiapst etc!.
ART* VEGGIES Vegetarian clipart!- ART* FLORAL 14 very dttaikd pictures!.
ART46 MYTHS Mythical Insane. . Zodiac!.
ART4I DOG WOODCITS Super 3«0dpi pic.!. ART42 CAT WOODCUTS Great wAdcat pksl- ART43 AFRICAN WOOIXtTS African animal.!. ART** AMERICAN WOODCUTS More animals!.
ART4? ARTIC WOODCUTS Northern ommah!.
ART46 FARM WOODCUTS Farm aniiwafs!.
ART47 MIXED ANIMAL WOODCITS Nice pic!.
ART4S BIKIIS WOOOCUTS l»h ternary bird pk.!. ART49 MORE ANIMALS More .uperb pictures!.
ART50 ANIMAL UNEART Varied sekcttca of pks! ART5I BOTANICAL ART Very detailed plant pin!.
ART52 FAMILY SCENES 2 disk, of domestic ttfe!.
ART53 GOLF Ht.MOIR 2 amming cartoon disks!.
ART54 SPACE A TRANSPORT On a space thcsnt!.
ARTS* SOFTSCENE2 29 rural scenery pktum!.
ART56 SPORTS3 More pkt on a sports theme!.
ARTS’ NAVY; Lo*. Of nasal type pktum!.
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FAX:0 9 8 3 8 2 1 5 9 9 cene Demos, animations, games,
music...it’s all here in the Public Domain, and it’s all
virtually free! Tony Horgan takes a peek at the thin end of the
wedge.
Slideshow This is for all you A1200 A4000 owners who want lo see what's possible with the new AGA 256 colour graphics. Cynostic have put the disk together using a selection of fractal landscapes (realislic ones at that!) And ray-traced images. If your dabblings with 256 colours have gone no further than graduated fills in Dpaint. You'd bet- ler gef a copy of this, Ihe best AGA showcase around at the moment.
CRAZY SUE 2 game It’s pretty rare that you get a really impressive PD game.
Even the best ones are usually re-hashes of ancienl coinops. Crazy Sue was a bit different from Ihe rest, because it actually looked and fell like a commercial platform game - for the first 10 seconds at least.
Unfortunately, the sequel is a bit disappointing.
It's been programmed very neatly for a PD ottering, and the graphics are pleasant enough, but the gameplay seems to have been forgotten. Don't expect any weird and wonderful enemies to shoot or squash - all you've got to do is work your way through some tedious levels of platforms, making pixel-perfect jumps across gaps and spikes. This ranks alongside early Vic 20 releases.
Available trom: Wack PD, New Exchange Buildings, Queen's Square, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS2 1 AA. Tel: 0642 246584 Disk no. G071. Price: £1.90 (Including P*P).
Available from: Cynostic PD, 85 Wyken Croft Road, Coventry, CV2 3AD. Tel: 0203 613817.
Disk no. P0008. Price: £2.00 (Including P*P).
Compatibility: Only works with A1200 and LAST REFUGE game what do you reckon this is then? An RPG? An adventure game? A Gauntlet clone? Try Space Invaders. Swap the aliens for soldiers, replace the space backdrop with a castle, ditch your ship for a man with a gun, and you've got Last Retuge. It would be OK it the controls weren't so unresponsive, and there was a bit more going on, but as it is there's little to keep you interested.
Try it only it it’s the last game on earth and you’ve got nothing better to do.
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190 Falloden Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London,_ NW11 6JE.
Tel: 08! 455 1626.Disk no. TCTfck SCA162. Price: £1.40
(including P.P). ~ jBP LETHAL EXIT CYNOST1C AGA SLIDE SHOW demo
You can t beat a good tunnel effect - one that pulls you into
the screen and takes you on a trip through time and space. Tip:
blag the biggest TV you can find, turn oft the lights, crank up
the stereo with some mad techno, and boot up a happening demo
- preterably one with a good tunnel effect on it.H So, you
guessed it. Lethal Exit features a tunnel effect, and a pretty
good one it is too. The trouble is, it's only on screen tor
about 30 seconds. It's followed by a spinning floor logo and
a light-sourced polygon, which gives way to a stream ot vector-
bobs th at spiral out of the screen. It's rounded off by a
full-screen Glenz and a bit ot tantasy artwork.
The soundtrack starts off well, but it fades into the realms of supermarket music towards the end. Not a stormer, but it has its moments.
Available trom: Cynostic PD, 85 Wyken Croft Road, Coventry, CV2 3AD. Tel: 0203 , n+x 613817. Disk No. D0041. Price: £2.00 KJUiP (including PtP).
NIGHTBREED 12 music compilation This is a strange collection of tunes, ail trom the same musician. Some are pretty morbid, with unintelligible voices and scratchy drones. Others are lighter, but the sound quality is poor throughout.
'Experimental' is a polite way of describing them - complete rubbish would be another.
Available from: Roberta Smith DTP, 190 Falloden Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 6JE. Tel: 081 455
1626. Disk no. SM229. Price: £1.40 (including P+P).
In game from Elite. It's along the lines of a pub quiz machine, but the main difference is that you get the same questions in the same order every time you play.
You start with no points, and get 10 for every correct answer. Each time you get a question wrong, you lose 10. The game’s over once you lose all your points. It's fun for two or three games, but after that you've got to go through all those questions again, just to get to where you were before. The questions are a bit easier than on most coin-op quizzes, so it's more a matter of skill than the lottery that it usually turns out to be. Even so, the linear format lets it down, so you probably won't want to play it more than a few times.
Available Irom: 17 Bit, 1st Floor Offices, 2 8 Market Street, Wakefield, West Yorks, WF1 1DH. Tel: 0924 366982. Disk no. 2426.
Price: £1.75 (including P+P).
DEMON DOWNLOAD POP QUIZ demo Normally a two-disker would class as a megademo, but this one from the Silents doesn’t quite warrant that tag. Despite some impressive stuff. It starts with an exquisitely detailed hi-res logo. Staying in hi-res, it puts up a picture of a computer running Global Trash, one of the Silents' better demos of last year. Next up is a spooky mugshot of a nasty goblin type-thing, which snaps into a close-up, before a brief session of morphing dots and sinus waves starts to mellow things out. Just when it was getting good, it ends with a gory little animation. This is a
bit short, but still quite entertaining.
Available from: Wack PD, New Exchange Buildings, Queen’s Square, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS1 1AA. Tel: 0642 24 6584.
Disk no. D014 1+2. Price: £2.50 (including P+P).
MINDRIOT PLANE demo Here's one ol those mellow demos that doesn't try to blow your mind.
Instead, it’s happy just making you think 'Hmmm, that’s quite nice’. It's been coded by Funky Buddhas, and appropriately enough, the soundtrack is laid back jazz tunk, with some excellent rhythm guitar and slapped bass samples, veering towards early Level 42 at times.
Some ol the visual effects are impressive, although the tunnel is spoilt by the text that appears over the top. It's certainly well worth a go il you like this kind of music.
Available from: Cynostlc PD, 85 Wyken Croft Road, Coventry, CV2 3AD. Tel: 0203 *kCfr 613817. Disk no. D0050. Price: £2.00 (including P+P). -J J demo This one’s from Andromeda, and kicks off with a trendy kind of cinematic countdown intro. As is often the case, it’s the intro that's the best part - it’s not particularly stunning in itself, but it suggests that there’s something special just around the corner. After this, most of the effects are displayed in a quarter-screen window, with a scrolltext beneath.
Some are nice enough, like the vector cuboid with a mirrored surface, but others are just plain boring, like the ‘six realtime calculated circles’ that the coders seem so proud of.
MUSICLAND music demo There’s a lot of this sort of music on the-PD circuit. You wouldn’t expect to hear it anywhere else, and to be honest, I wouldn't really want to. What sounds fine as a backing to a demo or a disk mag, can often sound rather twee on its own. This is a neatly compiled demo from Brainstorm that majors on the music, offering a choice of five tunes. Technically they’re all excellent, with some pristine piano and guitar samples. Musically, they’re best described as typical demo tunes. One for the traditionalist.
Available from: Cynostlc PD, 85 Wyken Croft Road, Coventry, CV2 3AD. Tel: 0203 613817. Disk no. S0039. Price: £2.00 (including P+P).
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2438. Price: £1.75 (including P&P).
SNOW JOKE animation Here’s the best animation to come out for a couple of months. The plot is a familiar one, with Charley the Cat trying to get his girl, hampered in his quest by a foul-playing rival. Needless to say, after plenty of snow-related slapstick (skiing into trees, falling through thin ice, etc.), Charley hits it off with his love.
Don’t bother if you’ve only got one drive, unless you enjoy continually swapping disks for 10 minutes. On the other hand, if you’ve got an extra drive, and fancy a bit of a giggle, Snow Joke should bring a smile to your face.
Animation fans should get their copy as soon as they can.
Available from: Cynostlc PD, 85 Wyken Croft Road, Coventry, CV2 3AD. Tel: 0203 613817.
Disk no. A0025 a+b. Price: £3.00 (including P+P). Compatibility: Requires at least 2Mb to run.
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BLUE ROSE FONTS VIDEO FONTS With all Ihe enthusiasm and excitement that scalable tonts have caused in design circles recently, it's easy to lorget how useful and attractive unscalable screen tonts can be, especially tor video work.
Blue Rose Fonts is as good a reminder as you're likely to get - it brings together 51 such tonts, and it’s a long time since I’ve seen so many original examples in one go.
Each tont is drawn in full colour and occupies a single low-resolution screen, the idea being that you can cut and paste the letters individually as you need them. One use that you might like to consider, and that is certainly a good way ot showing oil these marvellous fonts, is video genlock work where high-quality fonts such as these are invaluable and worth quite a bit more money than the measly £1.50 per disk that the author is charging for them!
If you have even the faintest interest in art, graphics or video work you simply must buy this disk. Even if you don’t make any use of the fonts, some of the art is inspiring!
Available From: Blue Rose PD, 33 Glenmore Walk, Hilden, Lisburn, N.lreland, BT27 4RY.
Disk ID: BRFonts. Price: £1.50 (Including P&P) Cheques payable to Eddie Barry.
Compatibility: All Amigas. Memory: 512K.
'Space - the final frontier.' So began the world's most popular and enduring science fiction series.
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Needless to say, the magazine is a veritable treasure trove of interesting Trek trivia.
A lot of its content is absolutely unique, such as the unused Next Generation script for an episode in which Beverly Crusher's husband comes back from the grave!
The mag also contains a few Tobias Richter originals - superb ray traced screens depicting various fictitious scenes from the show.
Lively reader debates, an adverts section and special readers' offers complete this superb disk- based fanzine. Anyone with more than a passing interest in the goings-on on board the Starship Enterprise should get themselves a copy of this .
[Yes Mat, but what has this to do with PD utilities - Dan] Available from: Infinite Frontiers, 14 Rouseden Grove, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 5HN. Tel: 021 3581213. Disk ID: Issue 4. Price: E5.00 for all four disks (including P&P). Cheques payable to Simon Plumbe. Compatibility: All Amigas. Memory: 1 Mb.
One group of dedicated fans have put together Final Frontier, the Amiga's only Star Trek disk mag. Issue four has just been released and with a supporting cast of Amiga personalities such as Tobias Richter and Bjorn Lynne, it’s looking better than ever.
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2EE2-* MORE PAGES THAN EVER BEFORE v, mm, rx. .* n SU V Si 1 .*«?»»; ¦ ¦ ¦wastui SYSTtM aULLOUT1 ON SALE 15TH APRIL ONLY £1.95 SURVEY 1993 Every 12 months we like lo ask you. Our valued readers, lo pick up r pens and lei us know your thoughts and opinions aboul CU Amiga. This is your chance lo tell us what you Ihink of Ihe magazine (go on, we can lake 111). It's Been another hectic year of change on CU Amiga and we want YOU to tell us what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong.
1. About You Name . Address .
Age.. Sex You might think that questionnaires are a waste ol time and that no-one s going lo Be interested in what you have to say. Well, you couldn't be more wrong! Each questionnaire we receive is carefully scrutinised and each comment has a direct bearing on the future development of the magazine. Last year, we received a staggering 5,000 replies to our questionnaire and, as a direct result, we introduced Bookshelf, Club Call, An Gallery, Amiga Profiles, Buyer's Guides, Step-by- Step tutorials and Readers’ Offers amongst many other new features and columns. We also rejigged our score
boxes, simplified the mag's design, and bought up full-price commercial programs lor our coverdisks. So you see, we really do listen to what you have to say. SO SAY ITI Of course, no questionnaire would be complete without some form of financial inducement, so we re also giving away more than £3,000 worth of lop-rated software in a special prize draw. The sender of the first survey out of the bag will win £500-worth ol sottware of their choice, with Ihe next 25 runners-up receiving £100 worth of top qualify utilities and games for their Amiga. If you want to vent your spleen, now's your
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HOW TO ENTER P1«M8 lr* and answer every question. If you re stuck lor an answer to any particular question simply miss it out and go on to ttie neit one Most questions simply require a tick in try and complete as much ol the questionnaire as possible.
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Programming ?
DTP Word Processing [ D Education CD Comms Business Video Multimedia ?
5. What type of Amiga do you own?
A500 (1Mb)CD A600 ?
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A2000 ?
A4000 CD Other (please specify)
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Own Intend to Buy this year : sary) a a | Amiga Action CD CD a
• Amiga Shopper ?
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CD ! Amiga Power ?
Monitor Disk Drive Hard Disk Printer Action Replay CD CD Genlock a ?
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Last Year This Year Less than £20 CD ?
Between £20-£50 CD a £51-£100 ?
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the latest offerings in his local bookshop.
H. i nil in THE MIDI MANUAL SAMS £22.95 Over ihe pasl lew years
an increasing number ol ordinary users have started using
advanced MIDI equipment in conjunction with the Amiga to
produce prolessional music. The MIDI Manual aims to Inform the
reader about all ol the latest industrial advances whilst
thoroughly explaining the basics of MIDI technology.
This book doesn't give any information aimed specifically at Amiga MIDI users, and the information is basically directed at everyone involved In the production of music, from newcomer to professional. It contains tons of interesting and enlightening information about every aspect of MIDI in a musical environment.
Although some subject areas covered in the book seem quite complex, it is very well written and makes interesting reading. It comes complete with a bibliography and an extensive glossary to help newcomers to understand the considerable amount of jargon and technical terminology.
The book moves at a leisurely pace which is reassuring considering the nature and complexity of the subject matter. There are many detailed illustrations and photographs of MIDI hardware ranging from cables and switcher boxes to synthesisers, sequencers and drum machines.
These help to clarify things considerably, to say nothing of breaking up large bodies of poten tlally baffling textl Although short, the Introduction contains a lot of information including the history of MIDI and its possible uses in every type of musical environment.
Preliminaries out of the way, David Huber, the author, then goes Into great detail explaining exactly what MIDI is and how it works. Subjects such as sequencing, synchronisation and MIDI based sampling are explained in great depth. A number ot MIDI instruments, such as synthesisers and drum machines, are described In great detail.
Accompanying each Instrument listed there's a picture and a detailed description Even such cunos as the MIDI Grand Piano and MIDI Guitar are covered.
The MIDI manual includes a lot of valuable information on every aspect of the MIDI Industry. If you want a serious book about MIDI and the Amiga then I suggest you look elsewhere. If you are interested trom a purely musical or technical standpoint the book makes for interesting reading.
Available trom: Computer Bookshops Limited, 50 James Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 2BA.
Tel: 021 7061188 AMIGA A600 INSIDER GUIDE im&WPB Although the A600 is a great machine it’s not very user-friendly for the beginner This book is intended as an alternative to the manual that’s supplied with the computer Although the original A600 manual is informative and provides all the necessary Information you need to get to grips with the basics, it doesn't go into very much detail. Furthermore, you’ll need to read through a lot of irrelevant stuff to find the information that you really need This book, on the other hand, was written with the first time user in mind. It starts off by
taking you on a guided tour through the Workbench, windows and menus, not only telling you how to use them, but also explaining why you should want.to. Naturally a lot of time is spent explaining the basics, but the book is written in such a way that this doesn't become tiresome for more experienced users, and is actually quite amusing in places.
The book progresses trom the Workbench to cover subtects such as the uses of disks, manipulation of files, how to use Amiga Shell, script files, icons, printers and a lot more. It even devotes entire chapters to multi-tasking and viruses.
There are parts of the book where too much time is spent simply rehashing the Workbench manual.
The book includes many tutorials PROGRAM DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR THE AMIGA KUMA £16.95 No matter what language a program
• is written in, its structure and design 5 is very important.
This book aims to teach the basic techniques of good program
design to both experienced users and enthusiastic beginners. No
previous knowledge of program design techniques is needed.
Indeed, such knowledge would probably be counter-productive because PROGRAM design Paul Overaa _ this book aims to mould your design techniques from scratch.
The book is split Into six parts, each consisting of several chapters.
In the first part Paul explains how Warmer diagrams can be used as an aid to the logical construction of a program. He also discusses simple mathematical logic and the basics of structured programming.
He then moves on to describe computer languages, illustrating the requirements and differences of each language The book gives specific examples of the three most popular Amiga languages (Basic, C and Assembler). It also gives individual hints, advice and full tutorials with detailed explanations for each language. This makes it much easier for the reader to modify the ideas in the book to his own programming environment.
As the book progresses, a good understanding of your chosen programming language Is essential because Paul's tutorials assume a high level of competence. The book does contain some really invaluable information and tips and will definitely be a great aid to programmers of all levels.
Available from: Kuma Books, 12 Horseshoe Park, Pangboume, Berkshire, RG8 7JW. Tel:0734 844335 descnbing both the very simple and mote complex procedures I have no doubt that someone who has never used an A600 belore will be perfectly comfortable with this book. I recommend the Amiga 600 Insider's Guide to anyone who wants to understand their computer and found the manual that came with it a little hard to follow If you already have a basic knowledge of the Amiga, you might be better off with one of BSB's Mastering Amiga range of books, which are more detailed and advanced in their
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Player Manager. K02 Final Whistle £16.99 BOOK R E VIE WS ters, author Conrad Bessant explains the foundations of chaos theory, its applications and its many diverse forms. All of this is backed up by some very well documented listings written in Amiga BASIC.
CHAOS AND COMPUTERS Many of us regard the followers of chaos theory with the same sort of disregard as your average train spotter. Although the subject matter may be somewhat different (having said that, British Rail timetables certainly follow no logic I can think of!), the stereotypical images are the same - bespectacled, spotty and about as socially inept as Mr. Bean, your average Mandelbrot fan has had it pretty rough.
As this latest book release from Sigma Press tries to prove, though, chaos theory is actually a very important aspect of all our lives that is still used extensively by scientists to accurately study such diverse subjects as population dynamics and even weather forecasting. By dropping in that little extra pinch of computed chaos, scientists are able to emulate the workings of nature.
Of course to most of us, chaos theory means one thing - pretty computer-generated pictures - and you'll be pleased to leam that this serves as the backbone of the book.
Through nine very readable chapThis is perhaps one failing of the book - although Conrad does mention the more popular dialects of BASIC available for the Amiga, both AMOS and the excellent Blitz Basic are dismissed in the first chapterl Amiga BASIC wouldn’t have been such a bad choice if it weren't for the fact that Commodore stopped bundling it with Amigas over two years ago! Oh well, at least he didn’t plump for something totally ridiculous like Modula-2!
Bessant's book starts with a look at that most basic of fractal graphics, the Sierpinski Triangle.
Discovered in the early 1900s, this is one of the oldest fractals in the book but, due to its simplicity (early mathematicians used to draw them by hand!), it serves as a perfect example of the techniques required to generate fractal graphics. As your fractal foundations become more solid, the book then moves onto more complex fractal types such as Koch curves, the butterfly effect and the Rossler and Lorenz attractors.
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* -4 COMPUTERS AND CHAOS FOR ALL AMIGA COMPUTERS Conrad Bessant
SPREADSHEETS MADE SIMPLE HftfOOKS Spreadsheets may not inspire
the same sort of enthusiasm as your average 24-bit ray-tracing
program, but no-one could possibly doubt their usefulness. Even
if you're not the accountant of a multi-national con
glomerate, a spreadsheet can prove to be one of the most
valuable and certainly one of the most genuinely useful pieces
of software you could ever buy for your Amiga.
If you’ve got even the slightest interest in spreadsheets, then this book may be of interest. Although it's not based around native Amiga ' spreadsheets such as Gold Disk’s Lotus-beating Professional Calc, most of the theory discussed generally applies to just about any spreadsheet program including ProCalc, Advantage, Plan-lt and the rest of the Amiga spreadsheet crew.
The book is actually based around a shareware PC spreadsheet called AsEasyAs which could theoretically be run on the Amiga using a PC emulator program. Amiga spreadsheets tend to operate somewhat differently from the classic Lotus 1-2-3, so be prepared to dive into your manual every so often if you wish to translate the Lotus-like keystrokes discussed within the book to your own spreadsheet.
The book starts with the usual foray into spreadsheet theory with some fairly readable basic explanations of what a spreadsheet is, how they work and what they can do for you. It then goes down hill a bit by explaining how to install AsEasyAs onto your PC, which is hardly applicable to a book that claims to be useful to users of other spreadsheet programs. Although this is dispensed with fairly quickly, it has to be said that the book’s AsEasyAs bias is a bit too overwhelming - at times, I thought I was reading an AsEasyAs manual!
Obviously the book’s main aim is to teach the average spreadsheet user the many applications that the spreadsheet can be applied to and this it does very well indeed. Starting from a simple sheet that adds a list of numbers together, the theory gets progressively more advanced until you’re finally ready to handle an complete financial model containing macros, data entry screens and so No-one could possibly doubt the author’s knowledge of his chosen subject, but the book reads more like an AsEasyAs user’s manual than a study of general spreadsheet use.
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Given that the most-used mode in DeluxePaint is low resolution, it's a miracle what can be achieved with just 32 colours. It may sound a lot - until you try to create something using shades and shadows when the palette disappears faster than gatecrashers at a Mike Tyson party.
TIP (DPaint Ivonly): If you have a HAM image which you want to convert to a more standard format. Then by changing the screen format to 64 colours rather than the standard 32, Dpaint will have a wider range to work with, and make a much better stab at interpreting the HAM palette.
HIGHER AND HIGHER The higher Ihe resolution, Ihe fewer colours there ere available in Dpaint This is not a problem at times when colour isn't important. For instance, it you are designing video titles you want the crispest display possible, and will probably need only halt a dozen colours. You can either set the screen mode and number of colours at the startup screen, or do it once the program is running by accessing the Screen Format pull-down menu. If you have a drawing already on screen and you change to another mode, the program will re-compute the palette, and even try to fit the
current image into the new screen size if you agree. But you will lose any custom brush or animation in memory once the mode has changed.
But colour is what visual impact is all about; it creates moods and realism, so being able to control it in Dpaint is one of the essential stepping stones to getting the most out of the program. It may seem obvious, but pinning down just how to manage the palette is another big step towards making your work more professional.
IN LIVING COLOUR Low resolution mode is a feature of the Amiga, not of DeluxePaint. Memory and display limitations mean that the maximum number of colours you can have on screen is 32. A special exception to this is halfbrite mode, where your original palette of 32 is doubled by some dever display dodges.
Clever yes - but don't be fooled into thinking you have 64 colours to change and edit as you like, because the second half of the palette is merely a dimmer reflection of the first 32 colours. So if you edit one of the original colours in the palette, its dull twin in the second bank of 32 colours will change too. It may sound like a good idea gone wrong, but halfbrite really comes into its own when you need realistic shadows in your work. By using halfbrite as the fill option it’s possible to create terrific lighting effects in your work. And the program takes care of everything for
you; when halfbrite fill option is active, it will replace the existing palette with the halfbrite values of the colour underneath to give a realistic display of light and shade.
TIP: To un-halfbrite an area, use a fill tool in halfbrite fill mode •" ,d*a,ro,n ‘•9| "»onttr* tutorial on p«rsp*ctiv«, and |u*t a taw cokHjra, you can with thp rinht mm i jp hi ittnn crea,e a cHy 9C8pe wt’lch 61 wou,d 69 pf°ud 10 cycl* 9m' Th ctt* "9ht* w r* cr*a,*d Wltn tne ngnt mouse Dutton w|th cycling enabled on half a dozen different colours, the grid function turned clicked. This won t affect the on, and the line control set at one dot per eight pixels. Once a grid had been drawn, It Standard 32 colours on screen, cut out as a brush, then tilted backwards using perspective to give It
a receding feel.
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PAINT IT Editing colours is simplicity itself in Dpaint III, but it’s a little more complicated in Dpaint IV where a special colour requester appears, based on a HAM palette. This has the advantage of giving access to all the HAM mode's 4096 colours for mixing, but is slow at times and a little disconcerting to anyone familiar with the Dpaint III requester.
To call up the colour control, either press ‘P’ on the keyboard, or right-click the right mouse button in the area on the tool palette which shows the current pen and background colours.
Taking Dpainl III Inst, colour can be selected in one of two ways; either dick on the colour in the requester or on an existing colour on-screen. Now, by altering the slider controls under the heading RGB. You can increase or decrease the amount of Red, Blue or Green in the selected colour.
Similarly, altering sliders under HSV controls Hue, Saturation and Value settings. And whereas RGB editing is intuitive for the most part, HSV can be a little more difficult to understand. Hue changes the colour, ranging through the available palette; Saturation decreases the strength of colour - from, say, dark green to pale lime, and Value alters the luminosity - effectively, the brightness - of the colour.
Halfbrite mode Is a neat piece of Amiga trickery which has Its uses for giving Images a great feeling of depth through shadow and highlight. The CU logo architecture looks as If K Is well behind the text, thanks to some striking shadows.
HOME ON THE RANGE Perhaps Ihe most useful control on Ihe palette requester Is Range, since a sequence of similar colours is of terrific benefit for almost all applications. Take something simple like a leaf: to realistically represent one you will need at least four versions of green - for shadows, highlights and detail. And the way to get just the right shades is to define the lightest highlight, and four cells away on the palette box, the darkest green shadow. In Dpaint III, here's what to do next: with either colour of the currently active cell, click on Range; when the pointer changes to
the word 'to', click on the other extreme of green. In Dpaint IV colour ranges have been separated from the colour requester, and can be accessed via the colour menu. Colour selection is handled differently and you can create ranges much more intuitively by clicking on a palette colour, then positioning the bead of colour you 'pick up’ somewhere on the range bar (the top dotted row). Up to eight ranges can be created in this way and they are numbered by a sliding counter at the top left of the requester.
TIP: To save time, you can select colours from Dpaint Ivs palette by pressing the square bracket keys when a bead of colour is active on the pointer. This cycles through all available colours.
Shift and a square bracket toggles the background colour too.
TIP: to quickly define a range of shadows and highlights: from the palette requesterdefine the lightest or darkest value of your main colour, then use the palette requester's Copy command to - place a duplicate in a cell some distance away.
Now by editing the Value slider you can darken qr lighten the colour without having to go all the way through the colour definition process again.
BELLS AND WHISTLES In Dpaint Ivthe ability to save and load individual palettes is very useful, but users of the older version can easily mimic this function. I find the g - ass,, *
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movement When Cycling Is active, a single drop of blood falls
down the screen; In reality four drops are drawn, using a range
of colour which Includes three to match the background and one
for the blood. As the colours cycle, It appears as If the red
drop Is moving downwards.
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The water froth is achived by Snoothing the cycle colours.
HU A step-by-step guide to how the waterfall scene was created, showing the brush, cycled colours and the palette range of blues.
Colour cycling in both Dpainl III and IV is activated by pressing the TAB key. Once running, the program will cycle through any colours that are already defined as a range. Although each version ot the program handles range definitions in a different way, as far as cycling goes things are identical. The speed of colour cycling is vital to realistic motion, though you may find some compromises have to be made because there is a limit to how fast Dpainl can shunt colours around.
One often neglected aspect of cycling is the ability to make a colour 'invisible'. By making a colour (or several for that matter) in the palette the same colour as the background, the object which uses that colour will disappear from the screen for part of the cycle. This is important for objects with dynamic movement; take a falling ball for instance. Use black as the background colour, and define a range of six colours. Make the first the colour of your ball and the remaining five black. Using the largest in-builj round brush, and starting with the first of the six colours in the range,
paint one brush stroke on screen.
Paint the next ball some way below the first, using the second colour in the range. As it's black, you won't be able to see anything - but it IS there, as you'll find out; continue until you have a vertical line of balls, ending with the final colour of the range. Pressing TAB will now set the ball on its downward path; it’s pretty basic as Amiga art goes, but it can be the building block to some wonderfully inventive cycling effects. Imagine defining a range of 12 colours and having the ball bounce back up again, in-between the downward- cycling brushes.
TIP: more often than not you will find that the whole palette starts to cycle like a mad hatter when all you want is your range of colours to do the business. In this case you have to define dummy ranges, each of just one colour, so only the colours you want are cycled. Simply define the extra unwanted ranges in the same way as have Colour Set information saved along with them. The only solution, until third-party programmers upgrade their software, is to ensure that if you are using other art packages with your Dpainl images, the colour sets are not defined.
ON YER BIKE!
Colour cycling is a cheap and cheerful way to give some semblance of movement to otherwise static single scre6ns.
Dpaint achieves this by allowing you to define a range of colours - from two to the whole palette if necessary - which it will then cycle through at whatever speed you choose. Cycling simply means replacing one colour with the next one in the palette; if, for example, you had just two colours in a range, say black and white, and had anything drawn on screen in black, with colour cycling enabled the object would alternate between black and white.
Not only is colour cycling cute, it’s an absolute doddle to set up and gives some terrific singlescreen effects. From bouncing balls to running water, colour cycling can bring an added touch of realism to your work. In an earlier article on fills, we covered the range requester, which allows you to define any number of colours as a range; as quickest way to 'save' palette inlormation in Dpainl III is to cut out and save a small brush from the screen whose palette you want to keep. Then when you want to revert to that palette any time, you can simply re-load the brush (which takes up very
little disk space) and use the Picture Change Colour Use Brush palette menu option. Dpainl Ivs colour sourcing is more sophisticated than this, because of the Arrange Palette function. This Is accessed through the Colour Palette Arrange menu, and allows you to create rows of alternative palettes (again through HAM trickery - you can still only have 32 colours for drawing in a low resolution palette). There are 256 colours in a colour set, and you can define ranges here, and swap or delete colours. This is particularly useful in HAM, and can help you get the right shade in more limited
palette environments. In effect you can organise colours into several ranges to hit on the right colour, then copy that colour into the current working palette. An alternative in Dpainl Ivis to use the colour mixer, which is the wide grey area to the right of the palette requester. Painting in this area with one colour then adding another produces interesting mixes and blends, areas of which can be chosen as a current colour. You may find this very haphazard, but it does duplicate a function found on very expensive computer graphic workstations, and it is a pretty clever way of giving you
instant access to all 4096 colours at once.
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colour. Simply by altering the Value or Saturation levels, you
can achieve many delicate colours, without having to get
Involved In the more complicated Red, Green, Blue options.
Palette & mixer,..,.,. the real one, but use the same colour (outside your range) as both the To and From colour.
Not content with the wonders of Dpainl Ilfs cycling effects, Dpainl Vhas its own super v sion, which allows you to cycle any one colour ii the palette. If this were the Middle Ages the f grammers would probably be burnt as witches, because this feature is a piece of artistic wizardry second to none. To get the single colour cycle to work, first of all open up the Ranges requester and choose a colour from your current palette a the starting point, placing it on the left of the range definition bar. Select another colour and place it to the right, then activate Show to create the familiar
spread of colours which we came across in our Fill tutorial.
Although the Shown range doesn't reflect the current palette - it is a 'best option' gradient showing all available colours in the palette - it does allow us to pick a displayed colour which is NOT in the current palette. This may all sound confusing, but the palette window which opens up in Dpaint Ivgives you what amounts to a window onto all the Amiga's colours, regardless of your screen resolution, and the constraints that puts on the available palette. Pressing the comma key on the keyboard changes the cursor to the eyedropper cursor, which picks any colour on screen and makes that the
current colour. By picking up a colour in the gradient display (which shows ALL available Amiga colours, remember), and placing it over the second colour you put on the range definition bar, you have defined a range which will cycle on just one colour, leaving your original palette unaffected. And if any part of the new range is the same colour as the background, then the single colour will be invisible for a portion of the cycle. This lends itself to some excellent neon stroboscopic effects.
TIP: You can tell which colours on the range bar are currently in the palette, because they hpve a black dot under them.
Well as being the fill range, they also automatically become a colour-cycle range too.
You can use colour cycling in two ways - for dynamic movement, such as a ball falling, or subtle suggestions of animation, like water shimmering. Take a look at the panel for a few hints on getting the most out of cycling. (22) NEXT MONTH In port live of this tutorial, Pelcr Lee lakes a look ol another much neglected subject text Mod artists lake il loi granted, but by using techniques we re covered so for you can creole great title screens, os well os menus ond print outs of ads or handbills.
DalvxaPalnt Ivhas the Impressive ability to cycle just one colour; sound like a contradiction? Well sort of, until you understand that the cycle range of the one colour Is based on one slot In the palette, plus any other colour the Amiga can display - regardless of which mode you're In. Here you can see a range of colours defined which will act only on one colour slot In the palette of 32, but which cycles that single colour from scarlet to pink when Cycling Is enabled.
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So far, we've only looked al the physical construction of the Workbench: icons, windows, menus and so on. Obviously understanding these is very important in order to use it fully, but now we're going to take a look at the way that it can be used by other programs.
WORKBENCH M TUTORIAL PART When you load Workbench and open the main window, you'll see a collection of drawers. Open these and you’ll find lots of individual tool Icons such as Printer, Fountain, Shell, etc. It probably seems that the Workbench disk has a lot on it, and this is true - but for every file you can see, there are at least three that you can’t, and these 'Invisible’ files are just as important as the visible ones, if not more so.
You may well ask 'If the invisible files are so important, why are they hidden in the first place?'.
In order for a file to be 'visible’ - that is, for it to have an icon which can be seen on the Workbench screen - it needs to be accompanied by a -info file (pronounced dot info). A .info file basically contains information about the icon's physical appearance, and also certain loading information about the file it relates to. The trouble is, .info files occupy around 450 bytes of disk space each, and because space on the Workbench disk is so precious it would be wasteful to give one to every single file on the disk, especially as many of them are never directly accessed by the ordinary
user.
The majority of the files on the Workbench disk can’t be loaded individually and used as standalone programs in the same way as, say, Dpaint can. They generally have to be used in conjunction with other programs. Therefore, there would be no point in giving these files icons when they couldn't be used in their 'raw' state anyway.
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION One of the most important of these files is called system-configuration and it can be found in the Devs directory. This file contains lots of crucial information about your Workbench environment, such as the screen colours, what printer driver you’re using, the shape and colour of the pointer, etc. Under version 1.3 of the Workbench and earlier, the system-configuration.file is the computer's sole means of determining this information. When you load Workbench, the system-configuration file is also loaded to see how things should be set up.
Workbench 2 and above allow you to specify a number of additional things such as the graphic pattern of the Workbench screen and the input map (for specifying which language the keyboard is configured fo accept). For this reason, additional configuration files are needed, and these are stored in the Prefs Env-Archive Sys drawer of the Workbench disk.
If you open the Prefs drawer, you will see a number of programs, all of which are connected with setting these preferences. For example, if you load the Printer program, the settings are taken from the system-configuration file.
You can then choose to modify those settings in any way you like. Whenever you change the preferences via any of the programs in the Prefs drawer, the system-configuration file is also updated (as are the files in the Prefs Env- Archive Sys drawer if appropriate).
Now here's the really handy bit: if you load another program via the Workbench, the new program will use all of the preferences that you've set for the Workbench. This means that if, say, you load a word processor or graphics package, they will automatically use the Workbench printer settings that you specified.
Another useful feature of the system-configuration file, is that you can copy it directly to the Devs directory of another bootable disk and that disk will automatically use the preferences specified.
The other main group of 'invisible' files on the Workbench disk are the commands in the C directory. These commands are used by all AmigaDOS programs and can only be accessed using the Command Line Interface (CLI) or a script (such as the startup-sequence) which is processed in the same way as CLI commands are. On Workbench 2 and later, there is a further way of getting to these commands. By selecting the 'Execute command' option from the 'Workbench' menu, you may enter a command into a small text gadget. This is, in effect, a miniature version of the CLI. If there is any output from the
command a window will be opened on screen to let you see the result.
Commands and the way in which they work tends to be where most people get stuck, so it's a subject we’ll be coming back to. 35 NEXT MONTH Mat returns next month, to unravel some more of the mysteries of Workbench, paying particular attention to the arcane mysteries of the CLI.
WBPattem lets you change the appearance of the background against which windows are displayed, and the windows themselves. You can use this requester to create plain or patterned backgrounds and windows. The number and range of colours available for your background are specified in the Palette and Screenmode editors.
Remember to choose fairly neutral colours, otherwise it will become difficult to read the icon text on the Workbench screen.
Later versions of Workbench allow you to choose an IFF image as a backdrop, but although fun, there are very few images which are easy enough on the eye, although it would be possible to create more extensive patterns.
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Icontrol and chances are you'll never need to alter any of the
miscellaneous assortment of technical preferences that it
contains. They include options to change the way that the
screen is refreshed (redrawn) in productivity mode using a
multiscan monitor, and the facility to change some of the
keyboard shortcuts.
It is sometimes very useful to be able to alter the hotkeys for screen flipping and requestor operations, particularly when they would clash with any hotkeys that you are using in an application.
If you select a drag key it is possible to move the Workbench window up and down without having to dick on the drag bar at the top of the screen. Again, you will find that this is occasionally useful.
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24 11 25 It IT It » a 31 Sun I Hit I tmcitl It'll come as no great surprise to learn that Font allows you to specify the font that should be used for all Workbench text output, ranging from the labels beneath icons, to the text used in menus and requesters. Pointer is the last, and least significant, of this group of editors. It changes the appearance of the standard arrow pointer.
The Time editor lets you specify the system time and date. The A500+ and above feature a battery-backed clock which retains the time and date even when the power is switched off, so in theory you should only have to set them once. In practice, there are many ways that the battery-backed clock can be unset so you'll probably find yourself using this quite often.
Four programs affect the appearance of the screen. Palette lets you change the screen colours.
Workbench 2 lets you use up to 16 colours on screen. The more you select, the more memory you’ll need.
Printer and PrinterGfx are probably the most important editors for printer owners. Printer allows you to specify the printer that you will be using and lets you define the basic physical parameters of the printer's operation. You can use this to tell the computer the paper size you'll use and the size and print quality that you require. Of crucial importance is the choice of printer driver used; this is needed to interpret the Amiga's output into information that the printer will understand. A selection of drivers are on the Extras disk, and the appropriate one should be copied to your
Workbench disk. If you plan to print graphics (or even scalable text from a program such as Wordworth or Final Copy) you'll need to set the PrinterGfx preferences.
Edit Standard Overscan.¦¦ | 640 x 256 640 x 256 640 x 256 724 x 283 Cancel Screenmode and Overscan are used to configure the Workbench to the physical limitations of your monitor and hardware setup. If you have a display enhancer board you can use the two superhi-res screen modes, otherwise you’ll be restricted to the standard hi-res display.
If your monitor or TV doesn’t allow you to stretch and shrink the visible display in both axes, you'll find that the Overscan editor will allow you to adjust the size of the screen display until it occu- Input Palette Font ScreenHode Serial PrinterGfx Unless you're using a device attached to the serial port, such as a printer, modem or MIDI instrument, you won’t need to touch the icon labelled Serial as this is for you to set the data transmission rates and protocols.
If you do have any of these devices the controlling software usually overrides any settings entered here anyway, so it is not terribly worthwhile bothering with.
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sampler.
Save pounds and get better results with only one or two little burns to show for it.
A WORD OF WARNING We want you lo enjoy building your project, so pleose lake the lime lo rend these warnings.
Although Ihe project described here hos been built and tested, neither the author nor (U AMIGA ran be held responsible for any damage which may be caused to either yourself or your computer os
o result of using it. As no moins voltoges ore required in this
circuit, it is extremely unlikely that you could electrocute
yourself, but you should still lake core. II your computer does
not behove normally when the project is connected, switch off
immediately! Check the circuit carefully for short circuits ond
wiring deficiencies. Afwoys odd or remove the parallel port
connector with Ihe contpuler switched off.
(lever leove the soldering iron unattended ond always switch it off when it's not in use. It is oil loo eosy lo forget about it ond then pick it up by the wrong end several hours loter. If possible, weor protective eye geor when soldering and use o vice ot clomp to hold the circuit in place. Never splosh not solder around.
IB £ 17 0 16 -t "6 B t« 0 13 _i' 12 11 f* hi me not loo aslant tuture w I be tookinq at how expand the sampler desoibed here to work in stert only mwnol alterations. Wei also be looking at h sampler can be adapted to interfere w*h a wWe h Sound sampling is a growing business It you want to capture your own sounds lor use in music programs, such as MED. Or to add sampled speech to your games, you'll need some way ot digitising them. You don't have to worry about playing them back, as the Amiga has a sample replay system built In as standard, but digitising is another problem altogether.
Ot course, you could buy a ready-made unit Irom a mail order company, but the more adventurous might like to try building your own. This will save you money, teach you a thing or two about micro electronics, and it might even be tun.
HOW IT WORKS In order tor the Amiga to capture a sound it must be converted from its usual analogue state into an 8-bit digital torm This process isn't nearly as painful as you might expect it to be, as a special Analogue to Digital IC is available quite cheaply to do all the hard work.
It you take a look at the circuit diagram on the right, you can see the digital output from pins 11 to 18 of the A D IC. These outputs are in a form which the Amiga's parallel port is able to use directly, so there is no extra interface hardware needed The various resistors, capacitors and diodes scattered around the circuit can be divided into three categories:
1. Those needed to process the Input sound signal (C4.R5.R6). The
capacitor filters any DC components out of the AC input audio
signal, and the two resistors cause the waveform to be
equally balanced within
* - 2.5 volts.
2. Those needed by the IC for general operation (R1.C1.C2). R1
and Cl are required to enable the IC to work property C2 is
the capacitor which determines the rate at which the sampling
process takes place. This can be altered if desired
3. Those that are needed to produce the negative voltage required
by the IC for the sampling process (R2, R3, C3, D1, D2) The
IC requires a -5 volt supply in order to operate, but the
Amiga’s parallel port only supplies .5 volts. These compo-
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pulses ot -5 volts just when the chip needs it.
Operation is controlled by a signal from the Amiga connected to pin 4 of IC1. When this is received, the sampling process begins and the data is passed to the digital outputs. With the ZN448 an 8-bit sample can be made every nine micro-seconds with an accuracy of 1 2 LSB (Least Significant Bit).
For higher quality samples a ZN447 can be used (producing samples with an accuracy of 1 4 LSB, and to save money a budget ZN449 could be used (1 LSB). It's open to question whether the chips will produce samples which sound different; all I can say is that one budget sampler I have seen uses a ZN449, and I used a ZN448. My sampler sounded better USING THE SAMPLER Rrsl you'll need some sampling software horn a PD Unary Several packages aie avertible and all should work per leclly If dvfferenl samplers ate supported, selert generx Some programs work belter ihon others, even to Ihe extent ol
producing belter quokly samples, so shop oround Alter giving ihe circuit o final check, switch Ihe Amiga oil and conned Ihe parallel plug conneclor Switch on, and il ihe computer docsnl bool as normal swdch oil al once. Check die pin numbering carefully, especially Ihe live vails and ground pin Any short circuits could cousc iho Amiga lo con linually reset, ond possibly cousc damage When everything is working normally, load llte sampling software ond ronned Ihe sound source Remember dial this projed was designed lo conned directly to the headphone out socket ol a smalboftety powered cassette
deck -you moy need lo make ahetoliotis to die circurl il you ore ton net tug if lo somelhmg deferent. On no oetoum conned Ihe circuit lo die loudspeoket lerminol ol a mams hi hi Ihe power ol the hi-fi wiB mstondy dispatch the A D chip lo Won Heaven, ond possibly damage ihe hi-fi as well Use only the headphone socket ol cassette decks amplifiers mid (0 players II you wish lo use Ihe audio oul Phono connec lots, you will probably need lo alter the value ol die resisted R4.R5. See later lor suitable values Il your chosen sampling software has a monitor inq option, use if lo determine when Ihe
input volume setting is correct II if is sel perfectly, die signal will fill the display without overloading ond so possibly disteding How sel Ihe sampling frequency to about 8KHr lot starters, ond sample* (xpenmenl with ddleient volumes and somphng rates Im best results An example of a 7-level (3-bit) sampling process TABLE OF PARTS ICI ZN448E A D (or ZN449E n ZN447E - see text) Rl 390 Ohm R2 47K R3 4K7 R4.R5 15K (1 7uF (2,(3 470nF (4 lOOof 01,02 114914 18 fin K Socket Rhbon coble (14 way) Audio socket (depending on youc system, typicoiy 3 25mm jock socket) 25 wuy male plug ana cosing Veto
booed (30 Hocks by 22 holes) Solder connecting wire lypkol tost: (10 20 depending on choice of A D chip ond box WHAT DO YOU THINK?
(ould you follow this ortide? Wete the text and diagrams dear enough, or for too simple? Would you be interested in buying a ready-made Printed Graiit Board to simptfy construction? (h a complete lot of ports? Or enn o reody-budt sampler? And if we ran o project on buMng o 1 i bit som- pler and player would you be interested? Mol other hardware do you wnl to see? Write lo DIY at 8* usual oddess widi your comments.
CONSTRUCTION Preparing the veroboard is the first step on the long road towards custom hardware creation You can cut it to size it necessary, using a junior hacksaw or a craft knile. Try to resist the temptation ot snapping the board, as it has a tendency to break Ihe wrong way.
Veroboard consists of a heat-resistant Insulating board covered in copper strips. Components are placed on the non-strip side, their legs pushed through the holes and soldered to the copper strips You'll need a board with exactly 29 strips by about 21 holes. If you keep to these dimensions, the diagrams will make more sense, and the expansion circuits will also tit on the board directly Nine holes must be made in the copper tracks as shown in the diagram on page 160. These holes should be located underneath the 1C. And must break the tracks totally, with no swart bridging the gap between
tracks. Check with a multimeter it possible.
Now the components can be placed on the board and soldered. Start with the 1C socket, as this will help you to position the other components.
Solder the resistors, capacitors and diodes into place, noting the orientation of capacitors C1 ,C4 and the diodes D1 ,D2. The diodes are heat sensitive, so be as quick as you can when soldering them. A trick is to attach a crocodile clip to the diode’s leg to act as a heat sink. Be caretul with the resistors, as the colour codes for 4K7 and 47K will be very similar.
Solder the wire links in place (all nine ol them) and wire up the nbbon cable It you use 14-way nbbon cable, the remaining wires will come in useful later on. In the meantime, we need *5 volts, ground, eight data lines and one control line. They are connected to the 25-way parallel plug as shown in ihe diagram. II you look very closely at the plug, you’ll see tiny numbers beside the pins.
Match them with the diagram and solder them In place. Try to use as short a length ol cable as pos sibie - 30 centimetres seems to be a good length, but even shorter would be better.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST Finally the audio input wires and connector need to be soldered up The type ot connector that you choose will depend on your specific needs Again, keep the wires as short as possible - it they're more than a tew cenpmetres long, you'd be wise to use screened cable to cut down on mterterence and attenuation.
Check all the wiring and place the 1C In the socket. Try not to touch the pins ot the 1C, and don't do it while wearing rubber soles on a nylon carpet or the static will zap it. The 1C will have a notch out ot one end, and possibly a dot too. The dot indicates pin number 1. Check the notch with the diagram. TXT, NEXT MONTH CU s own mad scientist will be looking at ways to expand this month's project You might think it's just a sound sampler, but as you'll find out it is m fact a very versatile transducer interface Well, that's what he tells us anyway BfTMAP BROTHERS Votl ordyPAM XMCeteeeMBeeMI
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GAMES PROGRAMMING MaffiMSY realised that simply holding the game screen in a memory bank as an IFF picture is going to create problems. The amount of memory that such a screen takes up is a minor consideration - 30K is hardly going to cause us major problems - but how do we keep track of PacMan’s movement around the maze?
We could use collision detection between the PacMan sprite and the background, but it would be simpler to just use a game map. Not only does this i PART 12, AMOS TUMI Dim MAPDATA(13,19) For A=0 To 12 For B-0 To 18 Read MAPDATA(A.B) Next B Next A Data 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2 Data 2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,2 Data 2,3,2,2,2,2,3,2,3,2,3,2,3,2,2,2,2,3,2 Data 2,4, 3,2,3,3,3,2,3,2,3,2,3,3,3,2,3,4,2 Data 2,2,3,3,3,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,2,3,3,3,2,2 Data 2,2,2,2,2,2,3,2,2,1,2,2,3,2,2,2,2,2,2 Data 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,2,1,1,1,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3 Data 2,2,2,2,2,2,3,2,2,2,2,2,3,2,2,2,2,2,2 Data 2,2,
3, 3, 3,2,3,2, 3, 3, 3,2,3,2, 3, 3, 3,2,2 Data 2,4,3,2,3,3,3,2,3,2,3,2,3,3,3,2,3,4,2 Data 2,3,2,2,2,2,3,2,3,2,3,2,3,2,2,2,2,3,2 Data 2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,2 Data 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2 case of PacMan, we know that we need a routine to handle the drawing of the game screen, another to handle the player's control of PacMan around that screen and another to stop our favourite arcade character from walking through walls (even the ghosts that chase him won't be allowed to do this).
Straight away you should have save valuable memory (the game screen can be generated using this map data), but we also have a way of confining both PacMan and the ghost's movements around the maze. First, though, let’s take a look at the code that sets up the game map.
THE NUMBERS GAME As you can see from the code above (Table 1), the map data is held in memory as a two-dimensional array that is 19x13 'array elements' in size.
Because each element represents a single block on the screen, we have to carefully calculate how many of these blocks we will be able to squeeze onto the screen.
Because we'll be using a 320x256 screen and each block will be 16x16 pixels in size, some simple mathematics are all that is needed to calculate that we can squeeze a maximum of 20 blocks across the screen and 16 down. We don't need all of these blocks: for starters, the game map within This month, Dave Smithson gets you started on_ our very own AMOS version of the one and only PacMan. To get the show on the road he takes a look at screens, icons and maps.
SCORE: 00000 f Iasi month's clutch of programming tips hasn't already blown a luse, then you're probably ready and willing to get started in the fascinating world of AMOS games programming.
The game that we'll be attempting to write over the next few months is none other than that housewive's favourite, PacMan. OK, it can hardly be described as leading edge stuff, but as we said last month, it's always best to start with something simple - and let’s face it, there's nothing simpler than PacMan'.
So where do we start? Well, the first thing that you should do is to switch off your Amiga, pop the kettle on, and settle into your favourite armchair with pen and paper in hand.
Most of you are probably raring to get something to appear on your screen, but it's vitally important to plan a game (and indeed any programming project) before you start committing yourself to code. If you just sit down and bash out code off the top of your head, I can guarantee that you'll create more problems than you could ever imagine.
STARTING POINTS Start by thinking about everything that's involved in your game. The best way to go about this is to think of it in terms of the main game loop that we discussed !last month.
In the PacMan games is never an even number of blocks down and across, so we can start by knocking one off the horizontal, leaving us with 19 blocks across. On top of that, we need some space to put the status bar in (the bar that holds the player’s score and lives etc), so we can also lose three blocks from the vertical.
MOVING ON Now that we know how large our game map must be, the next step is to fill the map array with the numbers that will define which blocks are walls and which are doors.
The easiest way to do this is to tie the numbers that you use to designate the scenery type in with the icon bank that we ll use to store the block image data (or 'icons', as AMOS calls them). In this particular case, let's use a '1' tor a totally blank door, a '2' tor the walls, a '3' lor the normal doors and '4' tor doors with power-ups.
Using Ihis key intormation. You should be able lo decode the game map yourself to produce a familiar PacMan-like maze. However, it you would prefer to create your own, (eel tree to change the data yourself.
TABU 2 Screen Open 0,320,224,16, Lowres Flash Off : Curs Off : Cls 0 Get Icon Palette Screen Display 0,,70,, Screen Hide 0 ICONY=8 For A-0 To 12 ICONX=8 For B-0 To 18 Paste Icon ICONX, ICONY, MAPDATA (A, B) Add ICONX, 16 Next B Add ICONY,16 Next A Double Buffer : Autoback 0 : Sprite Update Off Screen Show 0 routtn* up and running.
Set the screen to the same palette as our icons by grabbing Ihe icon bank's palette using the Get Icon Palette command. The screen is then positioned using Screen Display so that we can open a small screen at the top of the display that will eventually hold the player's score and lives etc. Now we can start drawing the screen using the data held in the mapdata() array that we defined earlier. Two loops are used to handle the task ot drawing the icon blocks onto screen. The drst controls how many lines ot blocks are drawn (in this case. 13) and embedded into this loop is a second loop that
controls how many blocks are drawn across the screen (19). The routine uses the two loop counters 'A' and 'B' to interrogate the data held within the mapdata() array. So, if A equalled '2' and B equalled '3'. The screen drawing routine » Next we need some code that will draw the game screen using this data. Betore we go any further, we’ll need to load up the AMOS Object Editor and draw some icon blocks that the screen drawing routine can use. For more intormation on this, check out the box on page 166. Once you've created a bank of icons, load them into AMOS using the Load 'bankname.abk'
command and you're ready to rock. Table 2 (above) shows the screen drawing routine.
JARGON BUSTERS
• ICON - In AMOS terms, an icon is a rectangular graphic that can
be used as a building block lor constructing screen displays.
The same icon can be pasted down again and again to produce
some quite complex screen displays using a minimal amount of
memory.
• SPRITE - Throughout these articles, we'll be describing the
animated objects that you see moving about a game's screen as
‘sprites'. You should note that sprite is used as a generic
term to describe both blitter objects and real’ hardware
sprites. Wherever necessary, a distinction will be made.
• BOB - Short lor Blitter OD|oct. Bobs are graphic objects tbal
can ba moved around tbe screen and even animated using the
Amiga's blitter. Unlike the Amiga’s own hardware sprites (which
aren't part at the screen bitmap), blitter objects are not
restricted by site or the number ol colours that they can
contain.
I* "Hindow-l IL-110 C-l Free-28326 Edit-PacHan.AMOS Screen Open 1,328,16,2,Loitres Flash Off : Curs Off : Cls 0 Palette 5F80.5FF8 : Fen 1 Iext 16,10,iCORE:" Text 240.18,"LIVES:" UPMIESfoft Screen 8 IC0NY=8 For A:0 lo 12 IC0NX:8 For B:0 To 18 Paste Icon ICONX,ICONY,MAPDATA(A,B) Add ICONX,16 Next B Add ICONY,16 Next A Double Buffer Autoback 0 : Sprite Update Off Screen Show 0 End Proc Procedure UPDATESCORE Screen I Iext 64.10,S trS(SCORE) Text 288,l8,Str$ (LIVES) End Proc Very little code Is required lo gel Ihe ecreen drawing CUT 'N' PASTE If you study the code in Tabie 2 carefully, you'll see
that it’s actually a very simple routine indeed. It starts by opening a 16-.
Colour screen that will be used to hold the game map display. Note that the vertical size of the screen is restricted to just 224 pixels - we could have opened it to a full 256 pixels, but there’s little point as the status display would obscure the extra lines. We can save ourselves a few kilobytes by knocking the extra few lines off the bottom of the screen. Next, the code turns off AMOS's automatic colour cycling facility (annoying at the best of times!), the text cursor is switched off and the screen is then cleared using colour zero. We then Our screen drawing routine Isn't fust
restricted to PacMan games
- here's an tMUmBm war game that I wrote several months ago.
ESIGNING ICONS Designing a set of background icons isn't just o matter of Sprite esigner. Before you start punching pixels, the first thing you must establish is how mony colours each gome screen uses, how many are available for the background blocks and which colours are to be used.
Th* entire PacMan screen Is built up trom Just lour 16 * 16 pixel Icons.
Wall Icon Normal Floor Icon ’Power Up’ Icon Clear Floor
* * CROP AREA** Although it is generally true thot the more
colours you use on screen, the more attractive the arme, using
colours unnecessarily will not only look messy, but it will
also slow your name down. Don't forget that me more colours you
use. Tne more bitplanes the AMIGA's poor old blitter hos to
shift around when redrawing any blitter objects (the PocMan ond
ahost sprites, foe example). Our PaMtm game doesn't Sneed a lot
of colours, so I've restricted the display to
5. We could have got away with eight, but it would have looked
rather dull.
Next, we need to decide how mony of these 16 colours r»e actually available for the background kons. Don't forget that we'll also need some colours for the blitter objects, so we need to carefully calculate what colours should be assigned to our kons, sprites etc. Once you've decided upon your colour palette, you can start designing your Icons using the AMOS Object Editor.
Because both our sprites ond our icons will share the same colour palette, it's worth defining a 'global' palette that holds the colours of all our sorites onefkons in one place. In this particular case, we'll be designing our kon blocks before we design our sprites, so well make the kons' colour palette our global palette (hence the Get Icon Palette command in the screen drawing routine). Once this is decided draw your blocks in 16-colour mode, remembering to use the some colour palette when you come to design your sprites. If you're using Dpainl to design your icons, they wfl have to be cut
out ond insetted into an AMOS Icon bonk using the AMOS Object Editor.
» would read the value held in mapdata(2,3) which, using the data we created above, would give a value of *2' (don't forget that the first element within an array is 0 and not 11).
Note the use of the ICONX and ICONY variables. These have nothing whatsoever to do with Shell commands - they're actually used to keep track of the screen co-ordinates where each new Icon block should be positioned on the screen.
Both are initially set to a value of 8 and as the two loops progress, a value of 16 Is added to them to offset the position at which the Paste Icon command pastes down our icon blocks. A value of 16 is used because this is the size of our icon blocks.
If we were to use a value that was greater or less than 16, the icon blocks would either overlap or spaces would appear between them.
It's worth noting the use of the Screen Hide and Screen Show commands. These aren’t really necessary, but they are worthwhile and give the finished product a bit of polish. Because the screen must be drawn a block at a time, displaying the entire game screen is slightly slower than simply unpacking a picture stored in an AMOS memory bank. It also looks rather unprofessional for the game screen to appear block by block in front of the user's eyes - we're not programming for the Spectrum after all. We therefore use the Screen Hide command to blank the screen until the game screen has been
drawn. Finally, once the screen has been redrawn, the routine sets up the double buffering system required for flicker free animation and turns off AMOS's automatic screen flipping and blitter object update (we’ll be handling this ourselves within the of designing sprites and Icon* majn game loop).
SPRITELY CHARACTER We now have a routine that stores the map data in a compressed format and then draws that data onto the screen using icon blocks. If you wanted, you could add a routine to your game that allowed additional screens to be loaded from disk. All you would have to do is to store the map data on disk in the same format as the data statements printed above and then read them into the map data 0 array. This method of storing game maps even lends itself well to game designers, giving the player the option to create their own screens.
Maps can contain all sorts of data, including bonus information, extra life awards and so on. It is very rare for any maze game or shoot 'em up to be made without a map.
• If you find the thought of all the calculation for handling the
blocks a little too much you can always get hold of the TOME
extension system, reviewed in CU’s January issue. It takes some
of the fun out of designing your own games though, and it is
still useful to get you used to thinking of the game screen as
a grid of blocks. Qt) Nexl month we'll be taking our first
steps into the actual mechanics ol the game by placing a PccMon
sprite onto the screen and allowing the player lo move him
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EB EXCEPT AFTER C I own an A600 and a Commodore 8023P primer apparently sporting an IEEE |» connection. Is there any way ot connecting it to my computer?
It's a manly brute [lust like me then - Dan] and built to last, so I'd like to hook it up.
I'm an electronics hobbyist with C&G qualifications so constructing an interlace would not be a problem it I knew where to get a circuit diagram
J. Revel I, Meldon, Essex Until your letter, I'd never even heard
of IEEE connections, but after a bit ol research, I've
discovered that the abbreviation refers to the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and Is synonymous with a
special way of connecting printers as direct output devices
to scientific and measuring Instruments, etc. Depending on the
exact specification number of the Interlace, you may find
that H Is compatible with a standard Centronics port, but I
don't have pin assignments. Unless a knowledgeable reader
knows differently. I suspect that you're not going to be
able to use your printer with the Amiga.
MORE MEMORY , « „ I decided to buy an Amiga alter reading your magazine, but hav- Ovjit ing bought it can you tell me if . It's worth adding more than 1 Mb memory to it? I only use it 10 play games, demos and music with samples If I titled 4Mb to the Amiga, would it still be compatible with all disks? Are all RAM expansions above 1Mb fast RAM?
Considering what I use it for, is It worth upgrading from a Kickstart 1.3 to a 2.04 set-up?
Abdul-Azlz Jaber, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia As games become Increasingly sophisticated, they make better use of available memory, and the amount of memory that they require Is slowly Increasing. There are already a few games that need more than 1 Mb to run fully, and you can expect this situation to become Increasingly common In the future. Therefore, whilst It's not essential for you to add more than half a meg, you will probably benefit.
There are rumoured to be a few programs that don't like loo much memory, but I've never encountered any of them. In any caae, additional RAM can usually be switched off using either software or a physical switch on the expansion board.
A 2.04 Amiga will give you 1 Mb of chip RAM which can sometimes be useful tor sound and graphics purposes. Other than that, you're better off sticking with a 1.3 machine which Is capable of losdlng virtually all Amiga games, unlike Its newer cousin.
DODGY DATABASE » I run a small company and I V' need a program which will give me the facility to enter and store FitpI » la,9e amounts of publishing I information, which (hen needs
* lo be sorted into alphabetical order and printed.
I inherited a copy of Prowrite with the computer and, having loaded it, I proceeded fo type in the information I needed line by line. When I came to print the details to a list suitable tor mailing, only one page printed and a picture of a disk and a message subsequently appeared under the Ram Disk and Workbench saying DFO NDOS Is it possible that the disk is faulty, or does it |ust need some minor adjustment?
In a further attempt to get my lists printed I bought a PD disk called Amibase but, although It prints lists, they are five or six lines long in each field and are therefore useless for my purposes.
E. M.Fowler. Whitchurch, Cardiff Prowrite I* a word processor and
although you can use It to print lists of Information In the
way that you're doing, it's primarily designed for writing
letters, essays, reports and so on.
When you need to create alphabetical lists of information, a database is almost certainly a more appropriate program becauae It enables you to alter the way in which the Information is stored much more easily. Let's suppose that you want your lists arranged In reverse order.
With a word processor this la a tiresome task requiring you lo change every single Item Individually. Using a database, a single command Is all It takas.
As for your printing problems, I must admit lo being a little baffled. In the first place, you are describing two distinctly different problems. The fact that a disk and the words DFOtNDOS appear indicates that you've recently Inserted a disk In the Internal drive which doesn't conform to AmlgaDOS (DOSsDlak Operating System) specifications.
There are numerous reasons why this could be so: perhaps the disk Is new and hasn't been formatted yet, or maybe it contains a commercial program (such as a gams). Alternatively, It may have at one stage been an AmlgaDOS disk, but has now become damaged. In any caae, the fact that you've managed lo print one page of information makes It clear that Prowrite already has all the files It needs regardless of the status of the disk In DFO:.
Perhaps your printer preferences are set wrongly. Are you sure that the number of lines (page length) Is appropriate for the size of the paper you're using?
Anyway, I think that you'll discover that Ssase 2 will be more suitable for your requirements. You can get It from any PD company for a couple of pounds - check out the ads In this Issue of CU Amiga.
MODEM MANIA ,ne I write in the hope that you will share your modem knowledge » with me I would love a modem to tinker with but I need to know the running costs so I can per suade my parents to buy one I’ll probably have to pay my own phone charges and as my pocket money isn't too hot. I need to know the weekly charges, and how much line time that gives me. Since I live in Southern Ireland and there are no bulletin boards in this area to my knowledge. I suppose I'd have to contact British boards Do I have to pay extra as a foreign user?
Mark Basqullle. Castlebar, County Mayo Once you’ve bought the modem, you can run It for no more than Ihe cost of your phone bills If you're selective about Ihe services you access.
There Is a global network of free bulletin boards known as Fidonet which has more than 10,000 nodes (Individual boards). Although there may not be a node in your home town, there's almost certainly one close to you.
Of course, If you want access lo a wider range of services or conferencing facilities, you may need to join a subscription board such as CIX or Compullnk. These usually start at a couple of pounds per hour and go up In cost. As these boards are nothing to do with the telephone companies, their charges are In addition to your phone bill.
A1200 MONITOR As soon as I heard about the At 200's 256 colours. I traded in A my A600 and bought one What e I want to know is. Would a WjmSF* Phlll°s CM8833 Mk2 or a TlIND * Commodore 1084 be able to ~ display all 256 colours?
At the moment I'm using a Toshiba TV with a Scart RGB input and the picture is good. Would either ot the monitors that I mentioned be better than my current set-up?
I only use the A1200 for games, and I haven't had any problems loading them so far PJ. Cawser. Birmingham Either of the monitors you mentioned can display the A1200'a 256-colour display; they've been coping with Ihe A500 s 4096 colour HAM mode for years! In fact, they can cope with full 24-bit output. As you only use the computer for games, these monitors will greatly Improve the clarity and colour definition of your display. I prefer the Commodore 1084 as I find that the Philips tends to have some minor colour focus problems which can cause tiny but noticeable shadows' around areas of great
contrast.
RUN BEFORE YOU WALK I have an A500* with no additional memory and I’m considering buying a 32-bit accelerator. I’d like to know III can still run 500* games, and also if I could run At 200 games with such an accelerator Steven Watts. Cardiff, Wales Most games will run even with an accelerator.
For those that don't, the accelerator can always be switched otf. However, the tact that the A1200 features a 68020 accelerator as standard Is Just the tip ot the Iceberg, There are tar more differences between the two machines than that, and there’s absolutely no chance at all that 1200-speclfic games will work on your 500* just because you've fitted an accelerator.
An accelerator will enhance your computer greatly If you use it for more than just games, but if that's all you use it for, I would suggest that you'll get far more benefit from extra memory, or perhaps even a cheap hard drive If you play a lot of strategy games.
SETMAP SUFFERING ®l have been tearing my hair out now for many weeks trying to make use of the Setkey and Setmap commands without any joy. I already have a command to display my pictures but I would like to have a few options from there on, i.e., to load different utilities, etc. How do you make a keymap? What drawer do you put it in? How do you execute the setmap command for your keymap?
Matthew Morgan, Neath, South Wales It sounds as If you're trying to put together a compilation disk containing a title or menu screen which is displayed as an IFF screen, and a selection ot options which can be executed with simple keypresses.
To do this successfully there are a number of stages which you have to go through. First you need to work out what programs you want on your compilation disk and put them onto your freshly formatted (and installed) disk.
Test that they all load by typing the appropriate launch commands from CLI. Most of the time this will simply mean typing their name such as Powerpacker' or 'SID', but occasionally you'll need to give additional parameters such as ‘Modplayer music.mod’. When you're sure that the programs all work well and you know the appropriate launch commands, you're ready to create a new keymap. I use a program called Setkey, but there are other programs available in the Public Domain. The keymap that you define will be the one that loads each of the Individual programs when certain keys are pressed.
Generally it's safe to define the F keys, but be careful that you don't define a key that’s used by one of the programs to be loaded.
A temptation when defining a keymap is to define one which specifically loads the programs on your compilation, so that key FI, for instance, produces the command Powerpacker retum»' when pressed.
Although this works, it's far better if you define the keys so that they execute a script file on the disk. For example, key F1 can be redefined so that it produces the following command when pressed: ‘Execute 1«return '. You would then create a text file (saved under the name
• 1') on the disk that contains the necessary Powerpacker loading
commands.
There are two advantages to this: firstly the same keymap can be used for unlimited numbers of compilations - simply change the contents of file 1 - and secondly It's far easier to alter a text file than it is to alter a keymap.
When you're happy with your keymap, save It with a unique name. Avoid using the names of existing keymaps; this can cause great confusion later. The keymap should be placed In the Devs Keymaps directory of your compilation disk.
To activate your keymap, all you need to do Is type the command 'Setmap mymap', replacing the name of your redefined keymap where I've written mymap'.
WHAT USE SCANNERS?
»ice I've just read your very interest- ing review of the Datascan Pro
3. 01 in the January issue. I know nothing about scanners except
that they scan pictures.
Therefore I'd like to know if it's possible to load a Datascanned image into Deluxe Paint 4 so that I can colour them in and print them?
S. May, Southend, Essex Yes, you can load scanned images Into
your favourite art package. If you save a scan as grey scale,
then It will be stored as an IFF screen In one of the standard
screen sizes. If you subsequently decide to recolour It, you
can simply substitute your chosen colours for the 16 shades of
grey on the screen.
If you save a scan as a monochrome (black and white) bitmap, It's likely to be considerably larger than a standard Amiga screen (especially if you took the scan at one of the higher resolutions of 300-400 dots per Inch). These scans can still be loaded into Dpaint, but you may find that you run out of memory, especially if you change the screen format to one with lots of colours (16 or 32).
A1200 INCOMPATIBILITY?
I was looking through the DIY.
Feature in your September issue and I was wondering if I could use the pause switch as a slow motion device on my At 200?
I'm hoping that I could use it to make the processor speed the same as the A500's, thereby making it compatible with games that don't currently work.
Ian Macdonald, Eastfield, Cumbernauld I'm afraid that slowing the processor down in this way Is not enough to make the two machines compatible. In any case, the DIY pause switch that you're referring to plugs Into the expansion slot at the side of the A500. The 1200 doesn't have such a slot so the switch would be useless to you.
There Is one simple way that you can make the machine compatible with a lot of software; If you hold down both mouse buttons when you turn your computer on, a screen of options will appear. Select Advanced Options' then select Cache Off. Apparently this can make a big difference when trying to load previously incompatible software.
MUSIC X INCOMPATIBILITY p I bought Music X when I owned a 1.3 Amiga and it always worked perfectly, but now that r * 1 ve 9°' an A 00'f doesn’t M t seem to work. Is there any way that I can get it to work, or must I wait for the new version?
Paul Pollett, Sheffield There is a fairly simple solution to your problem, and it comes to you from Craig and Mark at Gordon Harwood Computers. Using a copy of your main program disk, load it until the Workbench screen appears. Open the Music X window and click once on the Music X icon, then go to the Workbench menu at the top of the screen and select Info. This will call up the information requester. Click on the ADD button at the right of the tool types box. This will place a cursor in the box ready for you to type, so enter BUFFER=200K then press return. Now all that remains is to click
SAVE and load the program as usual; it will now work on your 500+! Of course, you'll have to use this new program disk to boot from In future, but you don't have to go through all this messing about each time. From now on, just load the program in the normal way.
CANON PRINT MANAGER Could you please tell me where I can get a print manager for my Canon BJ1 Oex? Is there one
• which is compatible with Pagestream? At the moment when I use
Pagestream 2.21 can only use my printer at 360x180 dpi, rather
than its maximum of 360x360.
Ian Beattie, East Molesey, Surrey I'm not quite sure what you mean when you refer to a 'print manager'. There is a free printer driver available directly from Canon.
Write to them at Canon House, Manor Road, Walllngton, Surrey, SM6 0AJ. Tel: 081 773
3173. The driver should work with all versions of Pagestream to
give you the maximum 360x360 dpi resolution.
For printing IFF screens (including 24-blt Images and Imagine files) there Is an excellent program called Canon Studio. It costs £15.00 and It’s distributed In the UK by JAM, 75 Greatftelds Drive, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3QN. Tel: 0895 274449. You can find a complete review of this great program In the December Issue of CU.
UPGRADE OR BE DAMNED!
4 e a w , I want to know if I should get rid a of my A500 and buy a better Amiga such as the 3000, or » should I simply expand my existing machine? I'm using my Amiga for games, WP and other professional applications.
H. Zor, Rotterdam, Holland To answer your question I really need
to know why you're considering changing your current set-up.
If you simply need to add a bit of memory or an extra drive,
then of course you should stick with your current kit.
However, if It looks as If you're going to constantly expand
your set-up, adding hard drives, megabytes of memory,
accelerators and so on, then it's probably safer to starl off
with a better machine In the first place.
Considering the recent launch of the 68030 A4000 at under a thousand pounds, it certainly looks like a very tempting proposition. The great advantage to such a machine (apart from the enhanced graphics) is that It allows you to add future expansions such as hard drives Internally, and for a cheaper price than their A500 external counterparts.
Additionally, there are many expansions available tor big box' machines such as the A3000 and 4000 that are simply not available on the A500.
Noun PLANNER I need a good powerful route 0 0 planner and I've heard ol GB my Route, but that's too expensive
* lor me I'm looking lor a PD pro jR ft gram (which I realise is
* unlikely), or a program lot about £20 to £30.
I live In Rugby but none ol my friends’ route planners (they own Pcs) cover this town so I need something I can add things to.
M. Al Modarls, Rugby Sorry, but It's GB Route or nothing! If
you'd purchased tha June 1992 edition ot CU Amiga, you would
hava received It for free. However, as you obviously didn't
get that Issue, you'll |ust have to buy GB Route Plus. I agree
that at £49.95 It sounds expensive, but it's at least half the
price ol comparable products on other computers, AND It knows
where Rugby is!
You can buy GB Route Plus from Complex Computers. 2 The Arcade, Waterloo!, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 9AF. Tel: 0706 224531. Of course, you could always use a map and a bit of string to work out your route!
AUTOMATIC ANIMS I own Deluxe Paint III and I want to make my own demo disks which automatically play an animation when the disk boots up.
Can I use Dpaint to help or will I have to leam Basic?
Darren Whitehead, Lancs No you don't have to leam Basic (not that that would help anyway!). Obviously you must use Dpaint to creete and save the animations In the first place, but once you've done that you'll probably find It easier to use a dedicated animation player such as PPAnlm or RTAP (Real-time Animation Player), both of which are available In the public domain.
RTAP lata you specify the replay rate of your animations and can even play them straight off disk. You’ll find It on disk number 517 available from PD Soft, 1 Bryant Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2YD. Tel: 0702 466933.
PPAnlm Is particularly useful because you can use Powerpacker to compress your animations (to get more ot them onto a disk) then PPAnlm will replay these compressed flies.
If you buy the full commercial version of the program, you'll also receive PPAnlm, PPUore and PP7ype(tor replaying compressed text flies) and PPShow (for displaying compressed screens). You'* also find that the program compresses files far more efficiently than the PD varslon.
You can buy your copy for £14.95 from Database Direct. Freepost, Ellesmere Port, South Wlrral, L65 3ES. Tel: 051 357 2961.
FLASHY CAPS LOCK ©I've read several letters in CU Amiga from people whose Caps Lock light keeps flashing. I have the same problem, so I took my computer back to the shop I bought it from as it was still under warranty They checked it and said that since it only occurs when it is switched off and on again in less than 10 seconds there's nothing wrong with it I doubt this because from the letters I've read, I gather my machine has a faulty keyboard processor chip. The light flashes continuously at about 38 times a minute. Is my A500+ faulty or not?
Jamie Peters, Coalville, Leicestershire I suspect that your computer is fine. Because ol the construction of the Amiga's RAM chips, the Information in them is not completely destroyed the Instant you turn the power off. If you turn the power back on within a short time, the residual information In the chips Is usually Incomplete. When the computer tries to act upon that information, it gets confused' by the damaged data and crashes, flashing the Caps Lock light as it goes.
To avoid this turn the computer off for longer than 10 seconds. This will also destroy any viruses that may be in its memory, so there's a double benefit to following this simple procedure.
WHICH RAM EXPANSION?
* » » * . 10 llke 10 sted saying that I know absolutely nothing
about computers. However, my son | • has an Amiga 500 and all
the games he now wants seem to require 1Mb of RAM. I'm told
that the A500 only comes with halt a megabyte so he wants to
upgrade to 1Mb.
Looking through the pages of your magazine, there are so many different products lo achieve this, but I find it all very confusing.
Can you advise on which product is the simplest to install and cheapest to buy?
Arthur Rice, Drumaness, Co Down The various half meg expansion boards are sll equally easy to install as they plug into the same slot In the same way. Although there can be slight quality differences between the construction and raw components of the different units, these don't make a big enough difference to Influence your buying decision.
Therefore, the only real difference between the units Is whether or not they include a battery- backed clock.
Such a clock can be useful in Identifying the creation time and date of files If the computer Is being used for anything other than games, but otherwise It's not worth considering. A clock will add £5 to £10 to the price of your AM expansion.
I have no particular recommendations - |ust look lor the cheapest price you can find. I've seen units for under £25 without a dock.
COLOUR PRINTER ill My writing isn't brilliant so I am looking for a printer for school work. Can you advise me which I * pnnter would be mosl suitable? I also want to be able to use It for colour work.
Graham Dawson, Stirling There are a couple of 24-pln colour printers that are currently proving very popular, namely the Star LC-200 colour and the Citizen Swlft-24.
Both cost In the region of £300. If your budget won't quite stretch to these, Star have just released a new nine-pin printer for about £150 called the LC-100.
H you have a bit more money to spend, the Hewlett Packard DeskJet 500C uses bubble |et technology and although It has an RRP of approximately £700, the results are considerably better than those of the dot matrix printers mentioned above.
FRETFUL FONTS I'm keen to learn more about desktop publishing I'll be look- ing to produce posters and the I» occasional magazine fanzine, f ft However, I'm unsure about the range of lonts available What’s the difference between bitmap and structured fonts? Which are better and how do I obtain these fonts?
Michael Ramsay, Forfar As you've correctly Identified, there are two basic types of fonts: bitmapped and structured. The characters of a bitmapped font are defined pixel by pixel. For example, a capital letter X may be defined as lour pixels in a vertical line with a row of three horizontal pixels on top ot them. You may think of this definition as a map' to the shape of the character.
However, this map only refers to the letter at a particular size; treble the size ol the font and you either need exponentially more pixels to describe the same character accurately, or you simply use the available number of pixels to approximate the character's shape, thus lowering Its quality.
There are two types ot bitmapped fonts available: ordinary monochrome ones, and colour fonts which are usually more elaborate, and in multi-colour. The monochrome fonts are often to be found on PD disks, and can be used In many word processing, graphics and DTP packages. Colour fonts, on the other hand, are rarely (if ever) found in the public domain, and even commercial ones are few and far between. They require special software considerations to use them, and virtually no packages support them.
A structured font is represented in the computer in an entirely different way. Instead of using pixel maps, characters are represented by scaleless mathematical definitions.
Therefore, our letter X is now described as a series of lines, angles and trajectories which define every pari of the letter relative to every other part. This method Is very memory Intensive when dealing with small font sizes, but the larger the font, the more economical atructured typefaces become as they still only require the same amount of memory regardless of their size. Furthermore, because they're defined mathematically, they don't suffer sny quality problems when their scale Is chsnged.
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ROCMATE.. BACKCHAT Normally a calm and placid man, some
strange demon seems to take over our deputy editor when he
answers our readers’ letters. So, here’s Jonny... NAME
CHANGE When I was looking through the March '93 issue of
your mag I was surprised to see my name (or most of it) on
one of the screenshots in the Bard's Tale Construction Set
review. Even though I wasn't interested in the game, I
always read a review just to know what your opinion of it
is.
In the review there are two pictures of the main screen and down at the Bottom where the character names are, characters four and five have the names 'Paul' and 'Eltari respectively - most of my name! Now this feels too much of a coincidence as the name Eltan Isn't common, just check a 'phone directory. I've never seen anyone else’s name with an 'a' instead of an 'o'.
My Dad. Who used to live in Malta, had the surname of Tanti. When he moved to England he changed his name to a more English-sounding surname. He added the first letters of his surname before placing an 'e' on the front. He then took part of his mother's name and made Eltan double- barrelled. He said that he has checked to see if there are any other Eltans about and there weren't any. It seems really weird for the reviewer, Tony Gill, to have two characters from the Bard's Tale with my name!
Right, with that out of the way I was wondering if you know whether there will be an Action Replay cartridge for the A1200? I want a better computer, but I don't want to lose this trusty piece of hardware. Even though the current cartridge won't work on a 32-bit machine I feel it was stupid of Commodore to abandon the expansion port. Look at all that space on the left-hand side of the A1200. You could easily have placed the expansion port where the PCMCIA slot is and then have the PCMCIA slot where the disk drive is - only on the opposite side.
In my opinion Commodore have stepped right in it since last year. It made me sick to read about a spokesman saying that the A500 was yesterday’s machine when the A600 appeared. Then the A1200 appeared, which seemed to be the computer that I and many others were waiting for. But I had a lot of sympathy for all those people who had just bought an A600. People rushed out to buy the A1200 but found that it had a lot of essential components missing, like the aforementioned expansion slot, a DSP, hard drive, etc. It's embarrassing to realise that the Atari Falcon is in reality a lot better,
when we’ve all been slagging it off (Vic Lennard made me see this in your Points of View section, also in the March issue).
Commodore are going to rectify the DSP problem, but yet again this stabs even A1200 owners in the back. It seems that Commodore just can't wait to release new technology on the public before they get hold of new extras. I don’t want a PC or an Atari or a console. I want an Amiga with the potential of a good PC so you know you have the best, but Commodore have made loads of mistakes, which cause people to defect to the • other side. Maybe Commodore should ask the public what they want, giving a set of guidelines with a request to each mag for a questionnaire that readers could send in. Are
Commodore bothered about the public or are they just going to take the money and run'?
Paul Eltan-Shaw, Crowborough, East Sussex I’ve spoken to Tony Gill about the names In the Bard's Tale and he says that those are the ones supplied with the game. If I were you I'd put It down to coincidence. After all, I play a lot of adventure games and If there is anyone out there called Thragg from Slandaar, I'd just like to assure him that I made the name upl As for the Action Replay cartridge, Datel say that the A1200 version is currently at the development stage and will be available soon.
INSIDE INFORMATION are rapidly onloads edoceRR if you more details on the upcoming products.
On a slightly different note, they've just done a deal with top record producers, Polygram, to put ihe musk from Ihe Sega version of Mega-Lo-mm onto a compilation album. Apparently. Ihe record wifi contain various dues to Ihe game ond the first person who manages to spot them wifi win a holiday to sunnier dimes.
TEAM TALK There have been a few changes since last month. So to keep you up to date with what’s happening at CU Towers, here’s the latest libel column.
MawDARSB' Now that Dan’s got stuck into his physical fitness kick, he’s on something of a moral crusade, extolling the virtues of cold baths (yet again), 40 press-ups before breakfast and other acts of self-abuse. We wouldn't mind, but Dan’s the culprit who got smoking banned at CU Towers, so we're all a bit worried that he’ll persuade ‘The Management’ into forcing us to do aerobics before we start work in the morning. God forbid, and we all look so crap in leotards as well. Other than huffing and puffing his way to fitness (and still managing to be out of breath when he’s reached the top
of the stairs!), Dan’s new Amiga hints'n'tips book should be in the shops as you read these very words. Anyone wanting a copy of this fine literary tome and outstanding games guide, ring BSB on 0923 894355. (Plug, plug).
Bjeueved' Jon’s been given a new lease of life with the addition to the team of a Production Editor.
No longer is he to be seen slaving over hot page proofs late at night
- these days he's more likely to be found at some industry bash
getting legless in the name of work! As his wedding rapidly
approaches (it's on the 24th of May) he has become more and
more domesticated - Which is certainly a step in the right
direction as he's not even house trained yet. There's nothing
he likes more now than to stand around in the kitchen at work
carefully cleaning the worktops and moaning about the other
sods who never bother to. By the time you're reading this he is
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cocktails, lucky sod.
We’d just like to say that we hope he gets sunstroke.
WftZKR'RU“R' Our new Production Editor has certainly taken to her job with relish. Not only is she ruthless with a ruler when recalcitrant writers don't get their copy in on time, but we think that she's taken her job description a little too literally. She has decided to produce another creation - a little baby, oooh! Despite the fact that she's preggers she hasn't been seen doing any of the usual pregnant woman- type things, like going down to Mothercare in her lunch hour and getting all misty-eyed. It's been suggested that this pregnancy thing is all a ruse to elicit sympathy from the
freelance team so that they send their stuff in on time. Knowing Heather as we do, we reckon that the bulge that’s starting to form under her jumper is more likely to be a concealed weapon than a new sproglet.
Unable to shake off the attention of the law, our Nick's been in trouble again. After innocently making a call from a public box on London's Embankment he stepped outside to find himself surrounded by a couple of menacing rozzers. They .
Stopped and searched him, saying that they were looking for a phone box vandal and he fitted the description. Of course, Nick is innocent but was very worried that there might be a dangerous criminal, who looks like him, roaming London. When he asked the apologetic cops what description they had, they said that the perpetrator is tall and wears a leather jacket. Unfortunately for Nick (and about 200,000 other blokes in London), he fitted the description perfectly. The police will be very busy if they have to search everyone who matches that detailed photfit!
IS VIC (ALL) THERE?
After reading Vic Lennard’s opinions on the relative merits ot the Al 200 and the Falcon. I simply couldn’t contain my frustration. Although he made some valid points regarding the missing DSP Chip and SCSI ports in the A1200, the rest of his argument was simply misleading. The A1200 has a dock speed of just over 14MHz, the Falcon is hardly leaving it for dead at 16.16MHz. He also casually forgot to mention that the Falcon comes with only 1 Mb of RAM, isn’t really multi-tasking, isn't as expandable as the A1200 and, most importantly, isn't as cheap. In an ideal world the A1200 could have
been a touch faster and have had a DSP Chip, but cost simply wouldn’t have allowed that.
High density drives will be obsolete when CD takes over as the new medium. I found Vic’s comments destructive and rather childish to be honest - a case of 'my computer (that isn't even out yet) is better than yours' syndrome. If you must let editors from inferior computer magazines have their say on the A1200 vs Falcon debate, please ensure that they tell the whole truth regarding specifications, not simply slag a company and its customers off purely out of prejudice. Commodore have made mistakes, but they will be around in five to 10 years. Mr Lennard and his invisible Falcon probably
won’t.
Pat McGrath, Luton This is just one example of the many letters we have received on this subject since we It seems hard to believe that we used to moan about the constant boom- chaka-chaka tunes spewing out all day from Tone’s Amiga
- these days we’ve got to put up with a barrage of obscure German
headbang- ing techno from dawn till dusk. We have come to the
conclusion that he's actually hiding a pair of mating gerbils
in that computer of his, but he is adamant that it’s music.
He's even gone as far as sticking some self-composed tunes on
his Amiga, then using its multitasking to hide MED under
another screen. He's been trying to claim that it’s a brand new
soundtrack for a new game - but fortunately we’re all a lit
tle too intelligent to fall for that one.
The only respite that we get is the sacred lunch hour, when he’s too busy tucking into his daily kebab and chips to even think about making any noise.
The points you make are valid. I know how those customers feel, as I bought an A600 merely weeks before we were told about the A1200. Now, I'm locked in to a machine that is rapidly becoming out of date. But that’s the price we pay for the march of technology. Of course, Commodore could have handled the transition better, as people normally have machines for some time before upgrades are released. Not so in the Amiga market, where machines now seem to have a lifespan measured in months. Maybe Commodore are too technically excellent for their own good.
Perhaps you should have taken Vic Lennard’s comments with a pinch of salt as it seems he has Inflamed a few readers... ImaSWorgan printed Vic’s comments. For the most succinct riposte see the Letter of the Month from an anonymous Amiga developer. Not all our readers, however, disagreed with the sentiments expressed by Vic. Take this one for example... MUSIC COCK-UP Having been a professional musician and eager Amiga user for about six years now. I cannot help feeling frustrated about how the Amiga is ignored and ridiculed in the serious music society.
OK, so the Amiga Modules format has become a standard even on Pcs and Atari computers, and a lot of superb music has emerged from the thousands of underground musicians who use the Amiga's four channels of 8-bit digital sound to create some really stunning music (considering the hardware limitations).
But in the 'real world' of the serious music industry, where musicians work with CD-quality sound, MIDI and Synth equipment, composing film scores, jingles and other professional qualify sound and music, the Amiga is as good as dead. If you tell someone in the industry that you are using an Amiga for music production, chances are they will literally laugh at youl In my opinion, there is one company who is responsible for this: Commodore. They are the sole reason for the disastrous status the Amiga has in the music industry.
I recently received a new issue of Roland Inside, a magazine exclusively aimed at Roland users. On the letters page, a reader had written in and asked if fhe Amiga was OK for music and MIDI use. The magazine’s editor replied that the Amiga was just a games machine and couldn't be used to produce music. Upon reading this, I nearly choked! Not only because It was written in what I had considered to be a well-informed magazine, but because this is obviously the general impression throughout the industry. Why?!!
It was a major mistake of Commodore not to include a MIDI port on the very first Amiga model, the At 000. This interface only cost a few measly • pounds to install! When Atari released the ST it came equipped with a built-in MIDI interface and was Immediately seen as a 'computer with musical abilities'. Sadly the Amiga wasn't.
One should think that Commodore would have learnt from this cock-up and at least installed a MIDI port on the A3000.
Sadly, they didn't bother installing a MIDI port this time around either. Haven’t Commodore HEARD of the MIDI standard?
It makes you wonder, doesn't It?!
And now we have two more new models from Commodore, the A1200 and A4000,' with some great new graphics features and a faster processor to boot. But have commodore included a MIDI interface?
Hahahaha. Fat chancel But surely they must have included a Digital Signals Processor (DSP). Don’t make me laugh. This device would have enabled Knowing how H choufd change Ihe lives ol canines everywhere, Ihe dog scientists struggled diligently lo understand Ihe Doorknob Principle.
The new Amigas to carry out professional level sampling, but Commodore must have had their collective head in the sand yet again.
The way I see it, Commodore have now chosen to ignore the music field completely and pretend It doesn’t exist. If you aren’t into digitising a million colours or playing footy sims. Then Commodore don’t want to know.
Well I for one have had enough. I'm going to buy a Falcon or maybe even an IBM clone.
Thanks for everything Commodore, but I'm not going to hang around waiting for you to get your act together.
Bjorn A. Lynne, Oslo, Norway I UKE MAT I am not a woman normally given to hyperbole; in fact, I am more likely to criticise the excessive use of superlatives (especially in most computer magazines). However, I cannot find adjectives superlative enough to express my praise of your Q&A writer, Mat Broomfield. He is wonderful, marvellous, excellent, splendid, magic, superb... need I go on?
And before you ask - no, he’s not paying me to write this!
Seriously though, I really would like to express my admiration and gratitude tor the service he offers. We bought an Amiga 1200 for our children at Christmas, and although I have some experience with a PC (on which this letter was written). I felt a total ignoramus when it came to the Amiga and, presumably because the At 200 was so new, found it extremely difficult to get the information needed from fhe books.
So, I wrote to Mat thinking that I might, if I was lucky, see an answer fo the questions in three or four months' time. But he. Realising that I needed answers more quickly than that, took the time out to ring me after work. This really is service over and beyond anything I'd normally expect, but even that wasn't the end of it. Mat gave me his home phone number and when I had another urgent problem, he solved that for me in around five minutes.
Compared with the trouble I've had trying to get information from the laughably and most inappropriately named Commodore helpline (but that's another story), the service Ireely and cheerfully offered by Mat is incredible (to use yet another superlative). I could start rabbiting on about the '¦ VIC'S A Dl [Snip - Ed] I am writing to complain about Vic Leonard’s piece which appeared in the March issue ot CU Amiga. When I spend money on an Amiga magazine, I do not expect to be patronised by someone who knows even less ot the non-Amiga platform he is advocating than I do.
» LETTER OF THE MONTH Mr Leonard begins by saying that the Falcon's specs are ‘frightening’ with respect to the A1200, which has an 'appalling' spec sheet. He then goes on to single out those features of the Falcon that are not present in the A1200. Firstly, there is nothing in the Falcon's specs that scare' me The various features in Atari's machine that are not present in the A1200 are implemented in a less than perfect fashion I too could ask, where is the copper, where is the dual playfield grafix support, where is the HAM-8, where are the hardware spntes, where is the industry standard
PCMCIA slot, etc.?
Mr Lennard claims that the industry has adopted the 68030 as the bare minimum tor a computer of any real power. Which industry does he have In mind? The differences between an '030 and an '020 narrow down significantly If you put the '030 on a 16-bit bus (like the Falcon does), or share the CPU bus with the graphics bus (like the Falcon) or do not support the burst mode (like the Falcon). Atari have crippled the Falcon s performance by using these shortcuts When Atan PR says that the Falcon is a 32-bit computer, what they actually mean is that it is a 16-bit design with a 32-bit CPU. This is
the kind ot deliberate cost-cutting exercise that also cripples Apple's 68030-based Macs. The A1200 has a 32-M CPU and a full 32-bit architecture, by comparison.
Next, we are patronisingly informed about the DSP Motorola's 56000 is an integer only device with no bus-mastering capability. Commodore's publicly announced choice, the AT&T 3210, is a full floating point unit with both bus mastering and its own pre-emptive multi-tasking, multi-processing operating system. Result, one or more 3210s can be running multiple tasks at the same time as the main CPU and have access to the same memory that the CPU does.
In the Falcon implementation, the CPU has to stop and teed data to the DSP, which does not have its own operating system, let alone a preemptive one Commodore are putting DSP support into the system software first, which is where it belongs SimHarty lor the MIDI ports. Commodore now have the CAMD.Iibrary for the Amiga, which provides a dean high-level system-fnendly interlace to all applications which require MIDI timing. This will allow multiple MIDI applications to multi-task and share data at the same time. Even the Mac (which has better MIDI software than any Atari machine) cannot do
that in real time. Contrast this with Atari's lake over the machine' approach to MIDI.
We are told that the Falcon can emulate the PC and Mac platforms more easily than the At 200 Maybe Mr Lennard has not heard of EMPLANT It currently emulates a Mac in colour (an At 200 PCMCIA version is in the works) and is capable of multiple simultaneous emulations, one ot which is to be a Falcon emulation module.
You will be able to emulate a Mac, a 486 PC and a Falcon with the Amiga at the same timel In a related act of misconception. Mr Lennard says that the Falcon has a dedicated internal bus expansion slot designed to accept a different processor. What he doesn't seem to know is that so does the A1200.
Send your letters to: BACKCHAT, CU AMIGA, EMAP IMAGES, PRIORY COURT, 30-32 FARRINGDON LANE, LONDON EC1R 3AU.
Furthermore, the A1200 local bus is a full 32- brt slot (the Falcon has a 24-bit design), and also allows for a pass-through connector at the back.
You can also get at the slot without opening the machine up and voiding your warranty (the Falcon's is internal).
Also oddly missing from his article is the fact that the A1200 can deinterlace screens in sottware (unlike the Falcon). The video support is far superior in the At200 (256 24-bit colour registers, each with its own genlock bit).
You can simultaneously and independently program the horizontal and vertical overscans in the A1200 - the Falcon lets you do only one or the other at a time. There’s more - the Falcon blitter lacks the three-source input of the Amiga blitter (it can only take two inputs at a time). Nor does It perform blits in parallel with the CPU over dedicated Amiga channels.
Finally, may I suggest that in the best spirit of reciprocity, the editor of CU Amiga be allowed a guest page in Atari ST Review to highlight the above-mentioned detects in the Falcon s design?
With people like Mr Lennard in charge of editing Atan magazines, we need to make a sincere ellort to speak the truth for a change An Amiga developer, London We stirred up a right hornet’s nest when we ran Vic's piece, didn't we?!. Obviously we agree that the A1200 is a superior machine in moat respects and Is much more likely to survive to breed a new generation. In tact, we’ve put together a detailed comparison of the two machines at the front of the magazine this month and we hope that It will finally dispel any remaining doubts about the relative features of the two beasts. It would be
not only pointless, but far too lengthy to cover the same ground here.
What I think you are missing, though, is the whole reason that Points of View exists In the first place. It is exactly what Its title suggests It to be - opinion. All that we ask ot the writers who contribute to the page Is that they are reasonably lucid and welFintormed when presenting their verdict on a particular issue.
Beyond that, It is entirely up to the writer to present the argument in a way that he or she wishes to.
If a fact is glossed over to justify an argument, then you must take that with a pinch of salt. After all, that's what politicians do all the timet You were given sufficient warning about Vic's occupation, and we felt that we ought to give the other side, as It were, a chance to present Its argument. However, I have to say that I'm glad that you didn’t agree with it and hope that you find our feature balances out Vic's presentation of the debate.
Standard of service generally these days, but that would just give away my age so I wonl bother I'm impressed by your magazine generally and will certainly continue to buy it and recommend it to everyone I meet. The world ot computers is mysterious to most of us who where bom before 1960 (oh dear. I nearly gave away my age again!) And anyone who can demystify it deserves real praise.
Gill Callen, Worcester I’m glad that Mat took the trouble to help you out - he often replies to readers on a personal basis and even offers to take enquiries If he's not too busy. However, It seems that not everyone Is as happy with Mat’s service as Gill.
AND THEN AGAIN... I would like to explain to Mat Broomfield (and his inflated head) and Dylan Jones (Ask the Experts.
March '93 issue), who has been rather misled, what mega' means. Contrary to what Mat (and his punctured head) seems to think, mega means million. Not thousand, which as Mat (and his deflated head) correctly pointed out. Actually means 1024.
Therefore, a megabyte is actually 1024 kilobytes, or 1.048.576 bytes. Don't take it personally, just sort your lives out, all right!
Adam Cadman, Portsmouth WHO'S RACIST?
Having just sat down to read, on St David's Day, the latest edition of what I once considered the best Amiga mag, I was cheesed off to read the following: '... Richard Griffiths from Wales (where else?).' Why not write I bet he's black. Jewish, disabled, etc.' Perhaps we can look forward to INSIDE INFORMATION Hie World Cup has am around agon - ihe Senile Soaer World Cup. Journos and industry types in going to descend on llte Seng boys' Cambridgeshire home to reive da glories and dbappointmenls of It* 1990 World Cup. Your favourite magazine is being represented by Jon (Argentina) and Tony H
(Malta). You ton tel who drew Ihe short draw in Hie lean leant abilities as the stoK wil be fixafso that ewywe has a fighting dionce. We'l lei you know ihe lull results soon (unless we gel soundly ihrahedl).
Suitable permutations in future editions! I thought that the stock stereotype for thick was the Irish In general such comments have been shrugged off by the Welsh nation thanks to our acknowledged sense of humour and recognition ot the English inability to accept an alternative point of view even if it is by a majority - witness the Maastricht debate and our (?!) Government s resistance to adopt protection for the lower paid as embraced by the other EC countries.
' I buy your magazine tor relaxation and information, not to be motivated to respond to some smug, faceless prat. Therefore publish an apology a la BBC’s recent Top Gear guff and cut the racist crap.
Ian Williams, Mid-Glamorgan I'm sure that Tony did not mean to suggest that all Welsh people are thick. In fact, reading his comment again I have no idea how you managed to get that interpretation from It. I think QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS... that Tony was, in tact, saying that the name Griffiths Is Welsh in origin and that's where he'd expect a Griffiths to live.
Now, with that over, how dare you go around accusing people of being rhetoric when you fill your own letter with racist remarks! In case you weren’t aware, making a sweeping generalisation about all English people not accepting another’s point of view is itself s racist remark.
I have a lew queries about the March issue:
1) First, I would like to say that the Flashback demo was
excellent. I recently bought an A1200 but lound that I had to
disable the CPU cache lor the demo to run OK, but as I said it
was tab Delving deeply into this month’s mailbag, CU Amiga
presents another rolicking round-up of Amiga clubs.
2) FletoKick would be ot great use to me. But when I ran it it
came up with the following message: CASSIGN tailed retumcode
20.' Why?
3) Supedrog was quite good fun but either I'm slowing down or it
ran just a little bit too last on my lovely 1200 Turbo.
4) KidPix had a lew rather amusing features, but I was horrilied
by the review I cannot believe you gave it 90%. I've seen
Dpaint 4.5 advertised tor about £70 and KidPix is £300. I've
used Dpaint II lor years and it's tar better than KidPix. So,
how much did Electronic Arts pay you tor praising KidPix so
highly?
Matthew Elvidge, Plymouth The problems you noted are due to one or two gremlins In the works. ReloKIck does work perfectly well despite that error message you are getting. To get around it follow this procedure:
1) Alter unpacking the program, do a soft reset (using the
CONTROL and two AMK3A keys slmuk taneously) and Insert the
disk In your computer.
2) Some copyright messages will appear, after which you'll see
the phrase Kicking in Now'.
3) When the screen flashes, remove the disk and do a soft reset.
You'll now get the 13 Kickstart screen as promised. Sorry,
this wasn't clear enough In our original instructions.
The other point about KidPix Is, again, error related. The actual price is £25.99, not £299 as we stated (a slight typographical error and my fault I’m afraid). So the score is definitely valid.
WHERE ARE All THE GAMES?
I've just bought an At 200, but I'm a bit wonted that I might have bought a machine that's on the way out Already such established names as Siena and Intogrames have stopped producing games tor the Amiga and I've heard that US Gold have dramatically cut back the number ot Amiga games they intend to publish over the course ot the next year This is also true of other software houses, such as Ocean and Microprose, who seem to be devoting most of their time to PC or console games Why are so many companies abandoning the Amiga?
Paul Eddy, Chester Don't panlcl As you can see from this month s First Impressions feature there are more games than ever being developed for the Amiga.
Admittedly, It Is worrying when companies such as US Gold stop publishing Amiga games. In the case of US Gold, you must understand that they are actually a glorified Importer distributor. As much ot their product comes from the States, It's understandable that they should be cutting back - the Amiga Isn't a popular games platform in the U.S. and la used for more specialist purposes such as video production. But as I said, the Amiga has a healthy future as a games machine.
CLUB i, Higher Warberry Road, Torquay, . Uevon TQ1 1SF.
| This west ol England-based club is currently look- ¦ irtg to expand. The dub only boasts 33 members : at present but would welcome applications trom : interested readers. A year’s membership costs
• £10 but Ami-lnfo has a lotto offer.
• • Three newsletters per year, containing news, ; members'
letters, questions and answers, reviews : ol Amiga products, a
special beginners' section ; explaining the Workbench [Sounds
tamiliar - Ed).
• virus checkers, a dassifieds section, etc. : • One disk
accompanying each issue, packed : with useful programs and
into.
| • Regular competitions with prizes ol up to £50.
• • An introductory disk when you first join.
: • A small PD library will soon be available.
: • Membership introduction incentives, i.e. prizes I lor those who bring in the most members over a given period.
• Discounts on selected games and productivity matenals, e.g.
Formula One Grand Prix £9.99, Sensible Soccer £6.99 (plus £2.50
P & P per game ordered) That's a lair amount ol stuff lot a
reasonable lee. II you're interested send an S.A.E. to Paul
Caparn at the above address and he’ll send you an application
lorm. Alternatively, bung £2.50 in the envelope and he’ll send
you a sample newsletter so you can try before you buy.
$ fl5P,w,DE po SHARE- Postfach 3231, 4030 Ratlngen 1, Germany.
Run by Dave White, an old Amiga hand, this : Germany-based dub has been up and running lor about a year now and has already accumulated over 100 members. It's run specifically lor British Forces abroad, but also welcomes applications trom any UK ex-pats. The membership lee is DM60 per year or DM6 per month. Apart trom the usual Amiga advice and help, it currently has over 2,500 PD disks in stock.
If you want to get in touch, drop Dave a line at the above address or call him on (Germany) 02102 499729 Monday - Sunday 24 hrs. He's also thinking of putting a disk-based magazine together and would appreciate any help that you can oiler.
Mm'm&mcM 14 Imrle Place, Hillytand, Perth PHI 2QN This Amiga dub covers a wide range ol computers. Not just the Amiga. At its monthly meeting talks are given on a plethora ol subjects, indudmg the relative merits of the CDTV. MIDI set-ups. Programming and animation, etc. They also provide hardware demonstrations and grve advice to members with problems. Also, members can make use ol the dubs extensive PD library Membership costs £6 per year and further details can be obtained from the address above (don't forget to indude a S.A.E.). AMIGA CHRISTCHURCH PO Box 35107, Christchurch, New
Zealand.
Thanks must go to Neville Humphries lor sending us a copy ol the Amiga Christchurch newsletter.
It's a well-produced A4 magazine which is actually put together using and A2500 with 7Mb RAM, a 52Mb hard drive and a flicker tree video card. It all looks highly professional and reads quite well too Amongst its 18 pages, youll find a report on their recently organised Amiga Expo which attracted more than 400 people and unveiled the A1200 and A4000 to the waiting masses There’s also all the usual leatures you might expect in a publication ol this nature - lor instance, there's a lively letters column, a Notice Board where all sorts ol kit can be exchanged or bought, a review ol the At 200, a
tutorial in assembly programming, some game hints and cheats and lots and lots ol ads.
• Oh, and theyVe even got a review ol CU Amiga in there, too. Ol
which they were most complimentary - thanks very much! Amiga
Christchurch is a real grass roots organisation and it's nice
to see that Commodore actively support them by lending them
bits ol kit - it's a pity that Commodore UK don't take a leal
out ol their book! II you live in New Zealand, I'd recommend
you get in touch Annual membership is $ 30 and there are regular
monthly meetings.
TOTAL IRRELEVANCE 6 Glevum Road, Stratton St. Margaret.
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4AF.
In the March issue of CU Amiga, we gave details ol a new dub that was starling up especially lor ' OctaMED users. Welt, we re pleased to say that the dub is now up and running. Total Irrelevance (as that's what the dub's called!) Aims to tackle all members' problems and provide Information on all new OctaMED-related products and developments. A disk magazine is produced on a bi-monthly basis and includes competitions, demos, modules, samples, a small PD section, news, reviews and more! As a spedal oiler to CU readers, the dub's organiser will even send you the first magazine free ol charge
(provided you send an SAE and a blank disk). Members are invited to submit their own modules, samples and demos etc . Lor indusion in the dub s PD Ibrary Let's make this worthwhile dub a great success - drop them a line today.
As yet another Amiga appears on the shelves, Nick Veitch wonders where it will all end.
Iff DEFENCE OF pm Nick Veitch would like to point out to the Metropoltta n Police that he Is not responsible (or the recent spate of phone bo* robberies and, by the way, have you found his bike yet?
There has been a lot of talk recently about Commodore and their marketing strategy, or lack of it, even in these hallowed pages. As we see yet another new machine begin to waddle off the production lines in Scotland, many people are starting to ask serious questions about the pace of technology.
Nobody complains when the car industry releases a new model, or the old ones are redesigned for the Autumn shows. Nobody complains when The Clothes Show tells everyone that what they are wearing is 10 years out of date and urges people to buy some strangely coloured piece of fabric which looks good on Naomi Campbell s body, but nobody else’s.
Even closer to home, nobody complains when the hi-fi manufacturers come out with a new type of CD player virtually every month. You must buy this one - it's got 32-bit oversampling, auto record shuffling, multistack parking, not to mention full interstellar overboggle.
Why then do people complain about Commodore when they release a new machine?
Well, it's understandable in a way. If you have just bought a computer, believing it to be state of the art, and a new model is released the next day, -it’s only natural to feel cheated. Would you feel the same way if a new CD player is launched the day after you make a purchase? Probably not, but then again it probably doesn’t make much difference - who needs optical turbo-rewind anyway?
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
You buy a CD player fo play compact disks.
Likewise, you buy a computer to run software. So why feel cheated when a new model appears?
You can still run exactly the same software as you could when you first bought the machine. It still has all the specifications it had when you bought it.
Or does it? Has it been somehow robbed of some important feature, the shimmering gleam of true cutting edge technology?
There is perhaps slightly more cause for concern when your computer is superseded by a new model. There is always the worry that the software and peripherals of the future will no longer be obliged to be compatible to yesterday’s model. To a certain extent that is true, but looking at the Amiga, it is perhaps less true than with other machines. The Amiga 500 and 500* have been out of production for almost a year now. Since then there have been no new Amigas launched which have a DMA side expansion port. Has this stopped development of peripherals for this port?
Maybe there aren’t a great deal of companies actively developing for the 500’s expansion slot, but it is still very much supported. Take a look back through the pages of this magazine and count how many hard drives and RAM expansions for the A500 you can find. It is not an inconsiderable number.
A computer doesn't die simply because it is no longer manufactured, especially when it is still more or less compatible with its successors. Even if the entire Amiga range were to be discontinued, the third party dealers would still be producing new peripherals for years to come.
THERE'LL BE TEARS Without a doubt the Amiga community has now become a two-tier society - those with AGA and those without. It is a gap which is impossible to breach. There is no way that an A500. Or A600 for that matter, can be upgraded to the AGA chipset.
This is really the first division to appear in the Amiga community. The differences in Kickstart and Workbench revisions do not really count as a major obstacle to Amiga harmony - upgrades were made available by Commodore themselves.
Even the AGA chipset will not really create an Amiga apartheid. Software may be written to take advantage of the AGA chipset if it is present, but may still work on older machines, and probably will If developers have any sense. Obviously software which is written particularly to take advantage of AGA architecture may be somewhat redundant though - there is little to be gained by buying Dpaint IV AGA for your A600... There is no point in trying to hold back the tide of technology. Commodore would be guilty of far worse crimes if they decided not to release new machines. As long as it is done
responsibly, of course, there is no denying that the release and subsequent discontinuation of the A500 was a bit of a black eye for Commodore. It was not meant to happen, but then what real harm was done? There is rio great difference between the A600 and A500+ - the 600 has an IDE interface, the 500* has a DMA port. Big deal.
A SPORTING CHANCE?
There is a sport that has steadily grown in popularity since about 1982 - a sport which has developed into a tradition in some circles. The name of the game is whingeing at Commodore.
Basically they can do no right. If they don't release new machines they are lagging behind, not showing the proper commitment etc. When they do they are accused of selling the public down the river.
Whatever the relative merits of Commodore’s strategy and however high or low in the rankings pf the ‘all-round good guys' top 100 they are, the Amiga is a very special machine. Not only has it held the imagination of the computer-buying public for seven years, it has developed along with its owners. No other home computer has gone through as many variations - not just pointless reconfigurations, but actual developments.
The march of progress goes on. New machines are, technology-wise, old hat often before they are even launched. Anyone who buys a new machine and expects it to be state of the art in two years' time is either intellectually disenfranchised or just a major league pessimist. You know the risks, you know what you are buying - a brief snatch of the future which won't last forever.
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