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The Great Amiga World Software Buyer’s Guide Compiled by Linda Barrett and Bob Ryan If there’s any program you’ve been looking for to run on your Amiga, chances arc vouTl Find it right here. . . 665 software packages, from graphics to games to ginsu knives. As the man said, "If it ain’t here, it ain’t. . Amigas in the Performing Arts By Michael Brown, Ben ami Jean Means, and Peggy Herrington Amigas are making their mark in a wide variety of performing arts productions, so AmigaWorld decided to throw a black-tie affair and hand out some awards for special achievements. It’s Tony, Grammy and Emmy nights all rolled into one. . . ARTICLES And The Word Was Made Perfect By Ted Salamone The top-selling word processor in the entire microcomputer Field is now available for vour Amiga. WordPerfect has all the bells and whistles needed to raise cain in the Amiga marketplace. EH Graphics That Won’t Stand Still: Part III By David T. McClellan Dave's Finally going to get those flying pigs, balloons and butterflies in motion as we wrap up our scries on programming animation on the Amiga using C. 1987 Editors’ Choice Awards By Hook and Crook The ballot boxes are unstuffed, dissenting editors have been released from jail and the military police are back in the barracks. . .so it must mean the results are in on Amiga World's 1987 Editors’ Choice Awards.

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Amiga World Vol 03 07 1987 Dec

Document sans nom December 1987 USA. $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.50 UK £2.50 An IDGCJ1 Publication
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MUSIC X SOFTWARE, like a fine instrument is crafted from the heart. It is more than an excellent tool, it is also a work of art.
COMMITMENT: We have committed ourselves to pushing ahead state of the art in professional music software, enabling you to open new worlds of creativity at a cost, both in hardware and software, that is well within the budget of any serious musician.
NO COMPROMISES or shortcuts have been tolerated as we designed this product. The master clock is accurate to I millisecond with a resolution of 192 clocks per quarter note. Sequences and library data can be any length, limited only by available memory if you want, you can dump a I00K or larger sample into a library entry!
KEYBOARD MAPPING features allow almost any function of the sequencer to be controlled from a MIDI keyboard, footpedal, or other MIDI device. This includes startingi stopping the sequencer, initiating sequences, and even changing the key map itself!
REAL TIME: The system supports real-time recording of systems exclusive data, as well os full graphic-oriented and event-oriented editing of sequences. You can even record while in edit mode and watch notes appear on your edit display as you play them!
LIBRARIAN: A configurable librarian is included with the program. You can teach the librarian how to communicate with any MIDI instrument which outputs system exclusive data.
EDITING: An impressive hotter of editing features will be supported. In fact, new editing features are being added daily as we interact with our network of working, professional musicians whose input has greatly contributed to the quality of this program.
COMMITMENT: Our commitment to music production does not stop here. A future product, Patch Editor Construction Kit, will allow you to create graphical patch editors for virtually any synthesizer you may own. Some technical knowledge will be required, but since patch editors, once created, can be traded between users, you should have no problem getting an editor for your needs.
THE POWER: Part of the power of Music-X comes from the computer it was created for: The Amiga, one of the most powerful and inexpensive personal computers available. At last you can run these many powerful applications in on environment that is a pleasure rather than a chore to use!
MICRO MIDI: Although Music-X will work with any of the many MIDI interfaces for the Amiga, we offer our own MIDI interface which we feel is a cut above. It features six outputs (each output switchable as OUT, THRU or OFF), two switch-selectable inputs, a channel loading indicator, and an external clock output (sync start stop) for synchronizing older, non-MIDI drum machines, and a serial pass-thru!
MICRO SMPTE: This complete SMPTE Reader v ill allow Music-X to synchronize with video or audio tape decks. It connects to the AMIGA parallel interface and includes a pass-thru so os not to interfere with printer operation. Our Micro SMPTE is compatible with all Amiga models (A500!A1000 A2000),
PHOTON VIDEO: Photon Video is a complete, integrated video animation system.
It includes facilities for both 2-D and 3-D animation, as well as automatic tape transport control and real time playback of rendered images. Our 3-D rendering module supports variable light sources, shadows, transparency, and reflections in a 3-D environment. Other modules include Cel Animator, Object Editor and Transport Controller with SMPTE support.
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VOLUME 3, NUMBER 7
December 1987
DEPARTMENTS
FEATURES
The Great Amiga World Software Buyer’s Guide
Compiled by Linda Barrett and Bob Ryan
If there’s any program you’ve been looking for to run on your Amiga, chances arc vouTl Find it right here. . . 665 software packages, from graphics to games to ginsu knives. As the man said, "If it ain’t here, it ain’t. .
Amigas in the Performing Arts
By Michael Brown, Ben ami Jean Means, and Peggy Herrington
Amigas are making their mark in a wide variety of performing arts productions, so AmigaWorld decided to throw a black-tie affair and hand out some awards for special achievements. It’s Tony, Grammy and Emmy nights all rolled into one. . .
ARTICLES And The Word Was Made Perfect
By Ted Salamone
The top-selling word processor in the entire microcomputer Field is now available for vour Amiga. WordPerfect has all the bells
and whistles needed to raise cain in the Amiga marketplace.
EH Graphics That Won’t Stand Still: Part III
By David T. McClellan
Dave's Finally going to get those flying pigs, balloons and butterflies in motion as we wrap up our scries on programming animation on the Amiga using C.
1987 Editors’ Choice Awards
By Hook and Crook
The ballot boxes are unstuffed, dissenting editors have been released from jail and the military police are back in the barracks. . .so it must mean the results are in on Amiga World's 1987 Editors’ Choice Awards.
COLUMNS
H Zeitgeist
After waxing adjectival about our monster buyer’s guide ("Far out!. . . Heavy!. . . Totally Awesome!!”), our editor pulls himself together to outline some 1988 plans for the magazine.
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Notepad
Investigative reporters Woodward, Bernstein and Ryan zero in on “Bundlegate” and other shocking developments.
KE£ Hors d’oeuvres
Lots of nifty techniques from our readers and more dps than you’d Find at the racetrack.
Reviews
City Desk AiRT Programming Language LPD Writer Express Paint Cllmate Digital Link
Games: Uninvited I Starglider
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Press this one and Lou gives you the straight dope on whatever question you might have.
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Amiga World (ISSN OH83-2390) is an independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc. Amiga UbrM is published monthly hv CW Communications Peterborough, Inc.. HO Kim Street. Peterborough. Ml 03458. I'.S. subscription rate is $ 24.97, one year; Canada $ 47.97 (Canadian funds), one year only. Mexico $ 29.07 (U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank), one year only; foreign $ 44.97 (U.S. funds drawn on U.S. Bank), one vear only, foreign Airmail $ 79.97 (U.S. funds drawn on U S. bank). Second class postage paid at Peterborough. Ml. And at additional mailing offices. Phone: M>3 9219471. Knurr contents copyright 1987 hv ( W Communications Peterborough. Inc No part of this publication may be primed m otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. POSTMASTKR Send address changes to AmigaWwht. Subscription Services. PO Box 868, Farmingdale. NY 11735 Nationally distributed by lnternaiuni.il Circulation Distributors. AMIGAWorld makes rvrrv effort to assure the accuracy of articles, listing and circuits published in the maga inc. .4migwMor rf assumes no responsibility for damages due to cnois or omissions.
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Review Editor Unda J. Barrett Senior Editor Dan Sullivan
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Zeitgeist
Yes, we do have a Christmas Buyer’s Guide. . . Despite those Frenchwomen on the cover.
EVERYONE HERE at Amiga¦ World uses Amigas every day.
For word processing* mainly. Articles are sent via modem to our typesetting department. Screen shots and artwork are done on Amigas. Budgets are put together on an Amiga. Files of software, hardware, manufacturers, articles and authors are all kept on Amigas. And. Yes, we even play games on the Amiga. Everyone on staff has a slightly different configuration of memory, drives, modems, printers, digitizers, monitors, sound systems, etc. We each have our favorite programs for getting work done and for goofing off. There are thousands of ways to put together an Amiga system by combining different hardware and software.
I think that everyone who owns an Amiga (or is thinking about buying one) is also thinking about buying new software, hardware and peripherals. Saving up for a new printer, a game or two, the newest paint program, whatever. It seems like there is a lot of Amiga stuff out there, but it is hard to find everything unless you know exactly what you are looking for. Not every manufacturer advertises their products in magazines (it is an expensive undertaking), and not every product gets reviewed. Retail stores can't stock copies of everything, and even if you belong to the largest user group in the world, you still won’t get a chance to see everything that is available for the Amiga. So 1 tflink it’s safe to assume that
By Guy Wright
there are always going to be some products that you won’t know about. Well, almost. Here is where Amiga World steps in to save the day. (Bugles, cavalry, guns blazing, etc.) The annual, 1987 Amiga World Software Buyers Guide! Yes, you fortunate AMIGA id, you have in your paws, at this very instant, the issue that has it all. Everything, all. Tout! If it runs on the Amiga (or if it is going to be running on the Amiga), then it is listed in these remarkably pliable, paper-thin sheets of white iridium upon which we print Amiga- World (and you thought that reading magazines was a safe activity).
I suppose that we all ought to thank Linda Barrett, our Review Editor, for putting die guide together. Thank you Linda. And if your product didn’t get mentioned, or we listed your number incorrectly so that all vour
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orders are being routed to the Pizza Barn, or we listed something at SI*1.97 when it is actually SI49.97, or we put Bongo’s Zoid Basher under games when it is really an integrated accounting package, then of course it was Linda’s fault and you should talk to her.
1988 is just pulling a chair up to the table while '87 cashes in its winnings. We have all sorts of wonderful things coming up in this next year. Things that will change the way people think about their existence. Things that will hem, pleat and iron the fabric of reality. Words put together in orders never before duplicated throughout the
history of human communication. Sentences, phrases, paragraphs and punctuation all somehow related to the Amiga. Now, if we can just think of some wonderful themes to base all these words upon. ... Or, you could write to me and tell me just what you would do if you were the editor of Amiga World.
We do have a few things planned for 1988. We will be covering desktop publishing what it is, what you need to do, what things and which packages offer which features. We will he doing a comparative review of printers. We will cover video and music and games and databases and AmigaDOS commands and programming in Amiga Basic and spreadsheets and word processors and coprocessors and GAD CAM CAE and a few other things here and there. This isn’t a complete list of topics, but if there is something in particular that you would like to see covered, then by all means, let us know so that we can get someone working on it. So far, just about everyone that we talk to has said that they like Amiga World pretty much the way it is. General opinion is that, while the editors seem a bit flaky, and every now and then an article slips in that perhaps should have been left unpublished, we have been doing a good job. If you think we are doing a good job all on our own, without your valuable input, then don’t write. We will take that as a vote (in absentia) of confidence.
One last thing. If you were wondering about the cover, here’s the story. Since the Software Buyers Guide is so large, we didn’t have a lot of space left over for dozens of other articles. Of the few that we did manage to squeeze into this issue, Amigas in the Performing Arts (for some inexplicable reason) caught the attention of our Art Director. That was the story that lent itself to a good visual presentation.
Now, we could have done a buyers guide cover. . .you know, thousands of software packages, exploding disks, etc. Or we could have gone with the traditional Christmas cover some banal shot of an irritatingly healthy, wide awake, all-American family.. .Mom, Dad, little Jimmy and sister Sue, all beaming away as they carefully unwrap the presents under a painfully perfect tree, to find a (“Gasp! What a wonderful present!") new Amiga 500 and scads of new software to be home productive and educational with. After all, most of the other average computer magazines out there will be doing some vapid variation on that theme this December. But not Amiga- World. No, we thought that an imitation of a painting done by a short Frenchman who drank a lot of absinthe and hung around bordellos was more appropriate for the holidays.
Well, I hope you get what you want this year. You can send my presents here. Happy, merry.. .whatever.¦
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I am (he proud oumer of an Amiga 500 and love it. If any of you are thinking of buying one, let me share some of my impressions with you.
The advantages of the 500 over the 1000 are rather obvious: extra memory, larger keyboard, and, of course, price. But, there are a few problems I have with it.
First, the external disk drive is made with a phenomenally short cord, limiting placement of the drive. Second, the on off switch is not located on the 500 itself but on the heavy.; bulky, external power supply which you really want to put on the floor but can't because you don't want to stoop over every time you turn on off your computer. Third, if you're squeamish about electronics, you may balk at installing your A501 memory expansion; installation involves aligning the board with the dozens of pins that it plugs into, and pressing it into place.
Finally, for some reason, Commodore decided to make the power LED red, and the disk access LED green very backwards to my way of thinking, especially since the external disk lights up red every time it's accessed.
Nonetheless, all these very minor problems are worth putting up with to have Kicks tart in ROM, and the extra memory, and the larger keyboard, etc.
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Communicating with Video
I use the Amiga 1000 at WAVE Incorporated in Worcester, Massachusetts. WAVE is a full-service video communications company that specializes in designing, developing and producing videos for business.
As the electronic graphic designer,
I have a chance to produce high- quality graphics, using the A1000 combined with high-tech video equipment.
The Amiga's RGB output allows me to maintain the component signal of the editing system. The implementation of the Amiga was difficult because of a slightly different technology, but it has proven to he worth the trouble.
The graphics we have created with the Amiga have been simple: bar charts with dropshadaw and flowcharts (developed from DeluxePaint
II in hi-res mode), but combined with a Laird 500 character generator and other switcher effects, the possibilities, as tiny say. . . .The troubles I've had with the Amiga have been relatively minor. Other problems come, we suspect, from the Genlock.
Altogether, the Amiga 1000 is quite a system (quick and easy to produce graphics, good color control) for any video production facility that can7 afford a Qiiantel Paintbox.
Thomas M. Tremblay Worcester, MA
Amiga Credit Card
- 4 couple of weeks ago I was looking at a brochure for the Apple IIGS, and I mused that the only thing the IIGS has over the Amiga is the Apple credit card.
Although I don't own an Amiga yet. I'm already a big fan of your magazine. Looking through one of your issues, I almost choked when I saw in the fine print of an ad a reference to the Amiga credit card. I had never heard of such an item, neither in the pages of Amiga- World nor from talking to the sales people at the local computer store. I would like to know if such a thing really exists.
Justin Anderson
Yes, there really is an Amiga credit card. You can apply for one through an authorized Amiga dealer.
Editors
CAD Concerns
I read with considerable interest the article entitled ‘Amiga CAD" by Louis R. Wallace in the May June '87 issue of Amiga World, in which he discusses Dynamic-CAD from MicroRlusions. I purchased Dynamic-CAD shortly after reading the article. After nearly two months of experience with the software, I would like to add my analysis of the program.
My version of the program is release 2.3, dated Feb. 1987. Numerous glitches in the software have caused frustration, lost work and a complete lack of confidence in the system. These glitches generally appear as inconsistencies in the operation of the program and can generally be corrected by a system reset (warm boot) but quite often at the expense of losing all data since the last save. At seemingly regular
internals, the system will absolutely
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refuse to display alphas, arcs and circles and or symbols. A save to disk and re-boot will often (though not always) correct the situation. A similar, but opposite problem often occurs with the plotted output and results in junk lines, not visible on the screen, being output to the plotter. Visits to the Cunt are a common occurrence.
Mr. Wallace indicated that Dynamic-CAD is a powerful drafting package, especially for electrical engineering applications. I cannot recommend Dynamic-CAD for any application, especially considering the high price of the package.
George R. MekeIvey Santa Maria, CA
The Next Theme
I would very much like to see an issue of Amiga'World that focuses on desktop publishing.
You could discuss how hot this topic is and review the publishing software available for the Amiga, such as Publisher 1000, City Desk, Viza Write, Pro Write, Pagesetter, Professional Page and Shakespeare. You could also mention or review other products, such as laser printers, font disks, clip art disks, etc.
Desktop publishing is the hottest computing topic today, and it’s something that the Amiga computers can excel at (due to their graphics capabilities). Therefore, I hope you will have such a theme issue soon maybe the January '88 issue?
Steven J.Jatiik South Hadley, MA
We aim to please. Stay tuned for our January '88 issue for a feature story on desktop publishing. Any other suggestions?
Editors
Send your letters to: Repartee, AmigaWorld editorial, 80 Elm St.. Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦
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Amiga Ads!
If you didn’t blink during the final few weeks of last summer, you may have noticed some advertising for the Amiga 500 and
2000. In mid-August, Commodore outlined to its dealers a modest ad campaign designed to give the Amiga a higher profile than it currently enjoys. The schedule called for some spot TV in September and October, a large USA Today ad in late September or early October, ads in the major newsweeklics in November, ads in some spccial- interest monthlies (like Omni) in November and December, and ads in some Commodore-specific magazines. Although not as ambitious as most Amiga dealers and developers would have liked, the campaign will certainly have a positive effect upon Amiga sales. Also included in the information sent to dealers was the announcement that a new Amiga logo was forthcoming.
Bundles of Joy
As last summer waned, Commodore began to push the Amiga 500 towards one of the machine’s biggest target audiences: owners of Commodore C-64 and C-128 computers. Commodore compiled a list of over 170,000 C-64 128 user group members and mailed them a limited-time offer designed to get them to upgrade to the
Amiga 500. Through a flashy, four-color brochure, Commodore offered two different software bundles to people who buy the A500 at the list price of $ 699. The first bundle, costing $ 99. Consisted of DcluxePaint II. PageSetter. Aegis Animator, Textcraft Plus, Marble Madness and the 500XJ Joystick. The second offer, with a $ 199 price tag. Included WordPerfect. Page- Settcr Deluxe, Superbase Personal, MaxiPlan 500, Digal, DeluxeVideo and CLIMate.
The offer is expected to entice thousands of C-64 128 owners into the Amiga fold, but it has not met with universal approval in the Amiga community. Software developers who were not included in the bundles complained that they were being shut out from selling to these potential new users. As one developer told AmigaWorld, “Why didn’t they [Commodore] simply cut the price of the machine and give us all a fair chance to sell software? How can I compete against free software?" Some dealers also expressed reservations about the plan, fearing that it would cut into their follow-up sales of soft-
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ware. A dealer in San Diego scoffed at that idea, however, saying "Anything that moves hardware is good for us. Besides, we already take a beating (on software sales) from the mail-order guvs."
Included in the offer was a hotline (not toll free) for people who wanted more information about the offer and a plug for Commodore's Quick Approval Credit Card Program. The special offer was scheduled to end on October 31, 1987.
Test Fly the Amiga 500
Commodore is running a special promotion through the end of 1987 that allows people to see just what an Amiga 500 can do. Called the Amiga 500 Video Test Flight, the program lets people borrow a special video tape from their local dealer.
I he tape contains a 15-minute "knock their socks off” demo of the A500 and much of the third-party software available for the machine.
To get the tape, interested people should call 1-800 87-
AMIGA. Commodore will take your name and address and get a letter out the next day listing participating dealers in your area and including a voucher for the loan of the tape. (Some dealers may require a deposit.)
Commodore thinks that when people see what the Amiga 500 can do, they won’t bother with any other home computer. Commodore is probably right.
Random Access
All this marketing activity from Commodore coincided with the resignation of long-time Commodore marketing head Clive Smith. Clive was the last of the management team that was instrumental in Commodore’s acquisition of the Amiga. He has been replaced byjulie Bauer, a veteran Commodore hand who also heads public relations and acts as publisher for Commodore magazine.
Byte by Byte has discontinued their Pal and Pal Jr expansion products for the Amiga 1000.
I he Pal expansion box was apparently done in by the Amiga 2000 while the Pal Jr, although exhibiting the fastest performance of any A1000 hard drive, also carried the highest price. According to sources inside Commodore, the Amiga 2000 Hard Disk Controller will ship with a special version of AmigaDOS that will greatly increase the speed of hard-disk access. ¦
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X-C AD is a full-featured professional two-dimensional design and drafting tool suitable for draftsmen, designers and engineers alike. Easy to use and learn, the system can be driven entirely using the mouse and screen menus. Automatic menus and a full on-line manual (optional) guide the novice through all stages of learning while advanced users may configure the system to suit their own needs.
The combination of X-C AD and Amiga make for the most cost effective, fast and flexible CAD workstations available today.
Point, line, string, arct ellipse, spline, polygon, cross-hatch and text graphics primitives.
User definable symbol libraries.
Auto-dimensioning with parameters configurable to suit any standard
Sophisticated text features: user-definable fonts; create text at any height, width, angle, spacing, justification, slant etc.
Selectable real-world units; metric or english.
Viewport system allows creation of drawings within drawings having independent scales, units, origins etc.
Probably the fastest redraw, zoom and pan ot any combination of software and standard PC.
Group modification commands include copy, move, rotate, mirror, scale and stretch. Entity edit commands include break, trim, stretch etc. Extensive edit commands available for all entity types.
Constructional aids for lines and arcs etc. include parallel, tangental, perpendicular and automatic fillets.
Pre-defined and user-definable line-styles and pattern fills.
Command location input features grid snap, entity snap - end, org, near, intof etc, - cartesian coordinate input or incremental coordinates (linear and angular) with arrays.
256 layers and 8 depths. Layers and depths can be named and displayed in any combination.
Support for pen plotters, laser printers, colour thermal transfer and dot-matrix printers.
System requirements: Amiga A 500, A1000 or A2000 computer with 2Mb of memory, two floppy disk drives or a hard-disk (recommended).
No dongle option.
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Don *t keep a good idea to yourself. Send your hints, tips, techniques and random musings to Amiga World Hors d’oeuvres, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458.
Deleting Printers in 1.2
This is a workup of the printer devices deleting code on page 11 of the May June '87 issue of Amiga World. 1 think the code used by the gentleman from Sweden was AmigaDOS 1.1. I tried it and got lost in the land of cd’s, dr’s and dev’s until I realized I was in 1.2. Here’s how I did it and how it looks:
cd sys:devs cd printers
dir this produces a list of printers>
copy generic to sys:t gencric is printer driver to save> delete sys:devs printers all deletes all printer drivers> copy sys:t generic to sysidevs printers restores generic printer driver> cd sysidevs printers
dir check to make sure it’s there>
Make sure that you are using a copy of the original disk in case you ever get a new printer and need to use a different printer driver.
Frederic Ahrens Cambridge. W1
Portable Digitizing
Packing up my Amiga to digitize an object that is too big to pm on my stand is a bummer. Here is an easier way. Instead of dragging your Amiga all over the place, just pack up your black-and-white video camera and VCR. With your camera on a good steady tripod, videotape about a minute or two of the object through the red filter, then through the green filter, and finally through the blue filter (it must be a non* moving object). Note the counter readings
on the VCR for later reference. When you

are done, pack up everything and head on home.
With your Amiga booted up with Digi- View, attach the composite video output of
your VCR to the input of Digi-View (RF output won’t work). Start the VCR rolling on the red-filtered video. Give the VCR about 15 seconds to stabilize and then activate the red digitizing on your Amiga. Do the same with the green and blue filtered images. You are now ready to select 32 or 4,096 colors.
The results are not quite as good as digitizing directly from the camera because most VCRs don’t have as high a resolution as a black-and-white camera. Even so, the results are impressive.
Bob R)ster
Bishop, GA
Dongle Trouble
For those Amiga owners who like flying and playing golf, you should be aware of a conflict between Leader Board’s dongle and Flight Simulator II, I have both programs and most of the time I just leave the dongle for Leader Board in mouse port two (it’s the only dongle I own). I found out the hard way that even though Flight Simulator II doesn’t use mouse port two. The program still gets upset if the dongle is left in (elevator position indicator is stuck in the maximum “nose up" position, and cannot he lowered). I haven't run into problems with other programs yet. But it is probably a good idea to remove the dongle anyway.
Now. If I can just think of a way to keep from losing it between rounds of golf.
David Britt
Madison, MS
Tracing Tips
For Amiga users who don’t vet have a digitizer or graphics tablet with tracing capabilities, one of my most successful graphics techniques is to take a slide of a subject, pui it in a slide projector and project the image on the monitor. This does not produce a lot of screen glare if you use an off- white or gray screen and it allows you to make fairly precise tracings. Be sure to turn the projector off from time to time to save bulb life.
If you are working from a print, you can place the negative into a slide mount and project it as well.
Another technique is to use a sheet of clear plastic acetate and trace an image on it. Make sure you purchase acetate that has been specially prepared for drawing and painting on. Take your tracing and tape it to your monitor screen and trace the picture. You can get about the same results with this procedure as with using a slide projector.
George Bailey
Deleon Springs, FL
DIR Tips
Here are a few tips that might be helpful while using the DIR command:
1. When using the DIR command, with option I (or AI), the only valid response to the t prompt (that 1 have found) is a carriage return or the word "delete.” As always, a directory cannot be deleted unless it is empty.
2. 1 believe 1 have found an undocumented feature of the DIR command that has helped me on occasion. Typing DIR OPT d will list only the subdirectories on the specified drive. This is useful for finding directories on cluttered disks.
3. If you want to copy several disks, you might:
copy svstem diskcopv to ram: assign x: ram:diskcopy
Then you could simply type x: df(): to dfl: to copy your disk. The problem is that you cannot delete ram:diskcopy now, because as far as AmigaDOS is concerned, it is "in use." This can be quite aggravating if you are accustomed to having your Amiga do ?
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GRAPHICAL - Backdrops. Pictures. Icons, Graphs.
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POWERFUL- Calculated fields. Acorn Programs attached to icons.
PROGRAMMABLE - Language has over 200 commands. RELATIONAL - Links between tiles UoN; N to M. uniqueinon. VERY F AST - Even taster than popular memory based systems. ADAPT ABLE - Configurable tor large memory and hard disk. TRUSTING - NO COPY PROTECTION option.
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EXAMPLES - Comprehensive examples disk supplied. COMPLETE - 350 page re‘erence manual supplied. 1MPRESSWE - Language allows animation of graphics.
P ASSWORD - Password protection through the language.
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System requirements: Amiga with at least 51 2K RAM and 2 floppy disk dnv es or a hard disk.
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LANGUAGE: Acorn language allows the full exploitation of the Amiga's and Acquisition s facilities. With over 200 commands, the structure of Acorn is very similar to basic and allows access to all main database functions and the Amigas special ctvp set (blitter, sound).
RELATIONAL: Truly relational - information can be automatically passed between daiabases. Allowing Acquisition to keep track and update related information across many files.
MULTI-ACCESS: Multiple databases may be opened and
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RE PORTING: The full ieatureo report generator allows fully customized repohs. Letters, tables, documents, etc., using data selected fronr many database files. Powerful report formatting commands are included.
GRAPHICS: Customized graphics backdrops' allow the user fo present data in a very friendly way. Any I F F. format picture may be used as a background to your data. AH database screens may be loaded and modified m paint packages like Deluxe Paint (tm).
VARIABLE LENGTH FIELDS: All Acquisition's fields are dynamic in size, and will expand automatically to accept as much data (sound, graphics, documents) as is entered. All fields may be moved and re-sized at any time.
TEXT EDITOR: The powerful text ed tor is available in EVERY field. Data can be CUT. COPIED and PASTED between lields, databases and other software packages (Scribble. Analyze) using the clipboard device.
APPLICATIONS GENERATOR: Complex applications can be set up by virtue of Acquisition's user friendly versatility: Invoicing, Mailshot, Spreadsheet. Stock control, Personal records, Real Estate, Security, Travel agents. Membership subscriptions, Graphic artists, Financial modelling, and Many. Many more.
ACQUISITION - the dawn of a new era, the most complete database system conceived on any microcomputer, Never before has such power and versatility been combined in such an easy to use framework. Acquisition 1.3 contains over 200 enhancements suggested by the users ot version 1.2!
What it is told. Well, there is a way to UNASSIGN x: so that it can he deleted. All you have to do is type assign x:. Now you can delete ramidiskcopy.
R. D. (Torn) Thomas Millington, TN
More DIR Tips
If you need to delete a number of files on a disk, you might try using the DIR Opt I command from the CLI. If you want further instructions press the ? Key and return. You will get the following:
B = BACK S,DEL = DELETE S,E = ENTER S,Q - QUIT S
Use E to enter a Subdirectory, B to get back to the current directory and Q to quit altogether. If you want to delete a file, just type DEL and press return. I also found another option not mentioned anywhere: If you press T it types the file to the screen.
Lance Davis
Yuma, AZ
Okimate 20 T-Shirts
Just for fun, I tried to see if color pictures from my Okimate 20 would iron on to a white cotton shirt. They did! The picture was reversed, but it didn’t cause a problem since there was no lettering on the picture. What was even more surprising was that those annoying overlaying lines were less noticeable and the glaze was gone. All you have to do is print a picture using the color or black ribbon and then iron it on to a white cotton shirt. The shirt and paper will look a hit faded, but I’m sure that playing around with different papers could improve the technique.
Sean Flanigan
Hixson, TN
Editors note: If you use Dpaint and want text on the shirt to transfer correctly, just take your pic* ture, make it a brush, and flip the brush before printing out on your Okimate 20. The text will be reversed on the paper but fine on the shirt.
Digitizing Moving or Large Objects
Here is another method for digitizing images that arc too big to fit on a table, or for capturing something that won't sit still. Simply take a photograph of the object. Have the photo developed as a slide, project the slide on a wall or screen and point your black-and-white camera (for best results use a steady tripod) for digitizing. This trick also eliminates those “hot spots" that you get when trying to digitize a photograph lying on the Digi-View camera table if your lights aren't set perfectly.
Roger Goode Hillsboro, NH
Startup Fiddling
I do a lot of fiddling with my Startup-se- quence file, so much so that I've gotten tired of typing ED S Startup-sequence all the time. I made it easier by renaming S Startup-sequence to S SS and creating a new S Startup*sequence with one line:
EXECUTE :S SS
Now it’s as easy as ED, TYPE or EXECUTE S SS!
Adam Levin Piermont, NY
Even Better Video
After conferring with several associates, I decided to try a TV-VCR Signal overload attenuator. It is available at Radio Shack (part 15-578) for a few dollars. It can be hooked in line between the composite output of the Amiga and your VCR video input or monitor, using 75 ohm coax cable and an RCA- to-cable TV connector adapter.
Since the attenuator is adjustable from 0-20 dB, you can adjust the color levels for the best results.
Paul Kyle
Rochester, NH
EDIT to Edit ED
A problem I’ve found with using ED rather than EDIT is that ED does not allow one to enter control code sequences sequences that I like to enter in Execute files for special manipulation of the screen, such as ESC[33m and ESQOm to alternately change font color to red then back (where ESC is actually the ASCII ESC code). But EDIT does have one very nice feature: being able to edit a file with a pre-defined command file. So I just made up a command file that contained the commands to look for a simple, unique text sequence I entered previously using ED when I made the original file, then change those text characters to the wanted ASCII control sequence.
The actual steps I used are:
1. Make up the desired file but using [[
where I really wanted the ESC[ characters.
2. Using EDIT, make a “Niffty" file with these nine characters:
GE l[[imi
Note the @ used above is really the ASCII ESC character. These commands mean to Globally Exchange all occurrences of [[ with the new characters @[ (really ESC().
3. In CLI, use this command line (using your actual file names):
EDIT Oldfile TO Newfile WITH Niffty
Off goes EDIT to work on Oldfile, using the commands in Niffty to make Newfile. In a few seconds all is done. What is also great is the command file still exists to be reused again for any other files I want to identically change. And in using separate Oldfile and Newfile names (they could be the same if you wish), you still have Oldfile around to reuse if things don’t work as planned.
Charles Thomka
Torrance, CA
Video Feedback
Everyone with Genlock and Digi-View has probably by now attached their black-and- white camera to Genlock’s input and made UFOs fly across the room. There is a very interesting effect that can be achieved with this setup. Using a paint program, put something like text on the screen, then point the Digi-View camera Genlock setup directly at the monitor. By adjusting the distance, alignment, focus and till of the camera you can get some great special effects.
Steven Chapman Rocky Point. NY
Sorted Directories
If you need a sorted directory, but with date, length and protection code, just type:
list dfO: to ram:temp sort ranntemp rarmtempl
Now you can “type’’ it to the screen. If you want a hardcopy, use the following:
list dfO: to ram:temp sort rarmtemp pi t:
When you are finished, just delete the temp files.
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A chart-busting “biggie” bursts on the local scene and word processing on your Amiga will never be the same.
By Ted Salamone
nlike most Olympians in Greek mythology, who had to siait out as tedious cloud-wetting little gods (like us ordinary mortals), Athena sprang full blown from the head of Zeus and all set to boogie intellectually speaking, that is, A similar analogy exists in WordPerfect’s arrival on the Amiga scene. No sniveling little word processing program in need of endless updates (like a stream of dirty diapers) before it reaches maturity, WordPerfect springs from its MS-DOS roots a thoroughly-proven, lull-featured word processing dynamo containing every bell and whistle imaginable. (Sec sidebar for a complete list of WordPerfect features.)
For some Amiga users, the introduction of WordPerfect will be the single most important product release of this or any other year. Compared to it, there are no other Amiga word processors. It handles everything from one-page memos to novel-sized manuscripts in an easy-to-use fashion that is startlingly simple for such a complex, feature-laden program. Although pricier than its "competition," it may be the only word processor you will ever need.
Not Just Another Port
So, as an Amiga aficionado you're skeptical of something based on a program for a system that is the antithesis of your kind of machine. Nevertheless, don’t hold its lineage against WordPerfect; it has been thoroughly Amiga-izecl. Besides the full-bore, pull-down menu interface with rodent control, all keyboard and
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Because I have used WordPerfect on IBMs and Apple Iis, and am familiar with the quality of WordPerfect’s other software, I decided to test this translation directly by writing this article with it. Trial by fire, to the nth degree.
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Despite its ease of use for basic tasks, all users should take the time to explore the Learning section of the manual. The lesson tutorials are invaluable; they don't teach you how to use the keys, they train you in activities and processes.
Preliminaries deal with file handling, font selection, page formatting, spell checking, use of the thesaurus and other basics. Later, however, the lessons move on in the same clear, precise fashion to more difficult tasks, such as footnotes headers, alternate data screens, creation and manipulation of math and text columns, and endnotes. The methods by which WordPerfect performs outlining, paragraph numbering and creation of user-defined lists, indices and tables of contents are examined fully. Although the marking procedures are described well, they may take some getting used to not because of their complexity, but because of their capabilities.
Another major topic of discussion is the macro. Not only can you create multiple macros, but you can also chain them for automated, continuous operation. In other words, macro X causes macro Y to function, which then launches macro Z. You can build complex, nested macros with little effort. You build all macros by example, that is, every key pressed while in the Macro Creation mode records into a special file for later replay clearly the way to create macros.
Macros are a great way to take the drudgery out of indexing large files. Build an indexing macro around WordPerfect’s search function and voila! you get instant inclusion of all occurrences of the targeted word. No muss, no fuss.
A further examination of the program’s macro capabilities exemplifies the reasons for the high praise heaped on this title. If you wish, you can build macros,
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Print Job Destination
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Remove
Rename
Replace
Retrieve
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Retrieve Rectangle (Move)
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Reveal Codes
Rewrite
Rush Print Job
Save
Screen
Screen Colors
Search
Search
Select Printers
Send Printer a Go
Sheet Feeder Bin Number
Spacing
Specify Priority
Spell
Stop Current Job
Strikeout (Block on)
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Suppress Page Format
Switch
Tab
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Table of Contents (Block on)
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Text In (List Files)
Text In Out Text Lines Thesaurus Time
Top Margin Typeover Undelete Underline Underline Style
Uppercase Conversion (Block on)
Widow Orphan
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Word Search
as well as conditional macros, to chain upon encountered conditions if. . .then. . .else and so forth. Such a display of logic would make Mr. Spock emerald with envy.
Spell’s Not Swell. . . But a Hearty Chorus for Thesaurus
There is one blip in this sea of overwhelming superiority the spelling checker. The problem is not in what it does (because it docs virtually everything but prevent misspellings in the first place), but in the the amount of time it takes to get from here to there. Functionally speaking its only shortcoming involves the ways in which users perform a spellcheck. Although you can check a word, a page or an entire document at a time, you cannot check a user-defined block of text.
On the other hand, the thesaurus (on the same disk as the spelling checker) is not only powerful, but it is fast. It processes words identified via cursor positioning for synonyms or antonyms, and groups them further by related subcategories within each class. Like the speller, the thesaurus has access to over 100,000 words.
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Part III of our three-part animation tutorial using C will really get you “moving” and let you finally launch some trial balloons of your own.
By David T. McClellan
As Buddy Holly once said, “All my life, I've been a waitin' Now let there be no hesita- tinV Although you’ve been waiting only through the last two issues, it’s time to “get on the move” in this third and final part of our animation tutorial. We’ll start by getting into basic movement and then tackle more complicated procedures sucli as collision handling, double buffering speed- ups and image change on the fly.
As an overview, however, before we get down to specifics. Consider animation routines by way of analogy in terms ol the way your body performs ordinary motor responses. Although picking up a glass of water appears to he a simple action, there are actually dozens of individually intricate components involved in the complete response. Fortunately, you do not have to think consciously about each one you “learned” the sequences long ago. Similarly, in animation routines where Vsprites and BOBs are to be moved, the Amiga graphics kernel acts like your brain in issuing instructions to the blitter and sprite hardware to move imagery around once you tell it where you want the Gel to go. All you have to do is put numbers in the Gel’s X
and Y fields; to achieve more complicated effects requires only slightly more effort on your part.
Our sample animation program, pigs.c (Listing 1) properly begins with the main( ) program. After finishing the necessary setup and initialization as described in Part II of this tutorial, the main() routine then enters the basic animation loop you move the Gels, redraw the display and check for user interactions. My user interaction is simple sec if the user wants to quit so all my interaction code is in main() itself. During each cycle it checks for Intuition messages via the window’s UserPort after calling the move and display update routines. If it gets a CLOSEWINDOW message, it calls close_up_shop() to de-allocate and shut down everything, and then quits. It ignores all other messages and goes back to moving and drawing. The code to move the Gels is in move_objects( ) and bndcol_hdlr ), the latter being the handler for Gel boundary collisions. The display update code is in draw_objects().
You’ll Need Collision on This Policy
After inain() in the listing is my own version of a boundary collision handler, bndcol_hdlr(). It gets two ? Parameters from the animation system the offending Vspritc and a flag describing where the hit occurred. A Gel Gel collision routine would get two Vsprite point* ers. My routine looks at the Vsprite’s id (the my_id field of my VuserStuff) to determine what to do with it. The pigs and the balloon always run off the right screen edge and reappear again at the left; the butterfly reverses its horizontal direction each time it hits an edge. I'he balloon also speeds up or slows down at each collision to make things more interesting (which also shows how fast the display can be updated even without double buffering, which we will discuss later in this article). To move them, we modify the Vsprite’s X coordinate, since our Gel only run into the sides of the screen, and then we use draw_objccts( ) to update the screen with the new Gel position. The imagery cleanup will happen at display update time, which is after collision handling for the current frame.
If we had one or more Gel Gel collision handlers, we could handle such collisions as having the butterfly dive-bomb a pig. We might blow up the pig with an image change (reset the two Vsprites’ ImageData pointers), stop the Vsprite from moving, and set a flag to delete the pig and re-use the sprites several frames later. This is one way in which games handle player missile interactions. The IliiMask and MeMask fields of the BOB VSprite tell what classes of objects it can run into, so you can have some pass through or over each other without colliding. (You can also catch this in the collision handler, but it’s easier to let the Amiga do the work via mask interaction if the logical-and of one Gel’s HitMask and the other's MeMask is 0, no collision routine is called.) Up to 15 more collision handlers could he specified (i.e., a total of 16); the particular handler invoked for a Gel Gel collision is chosen by logically and-ing the HitMask of the upper Gel and the MeMask of the lower Gel (leftmost and rightmost, respectively, if their Y-coordinates are equal). The handler is chosen as the number corresponding to the rightmost on-bit of the ancl's result rightmost hits being lowest. (Remember, bit 0 is reserved for Gel boundary collisions.) Careful ordering of the Gels and their masks allows you to keep the collision handlers simple by spreading decision making out, which makes each handler that much faster.
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a. . .Pig?
After a few passes with our one collision handler, you then need to become familiar with "the movc-things* around" routine, movc_objects(). This routine moves the pigs, then the butterfly and then the balloon. I use several fields of my VuserStuff struct to control how often and how far each Gel moves; look at my VuserStuff (struct MyVinfd, defined in our include file list- ing, pigs.h, which appears in both Parts 1 and II, p. 100 in the Sept. Oct. issue and p. 108 in the November issue of AmigaWorld).
In move_objects( ) we also decide when a [fig starts and finishes its jump (by its distance from the wall), and cycle the butterfly’s vertical movement through an array of y-increments to simulate a fluttery sort of motion. We accomplish the moves as in bndcol_hdlr( ), by modifying the X and Y fields of each Vsprite; we then follow up with draw_objects() to update the display.
At ill is point, with the object mover, we have another opportunity to change the image of a Vsprite or BOB. If we wanted to make the butterfly look like it was really Happing its wings, we would cycle ii through an array of images by changing its ImageData pointer each time through move_objects( ). Each image’s wings would be in a different position open, half-open or closed. We could also change the Vsprite’s color set at this time, because it will not be redrawn until the display routine waits for a Top-Of-Frame signal via WaitTOF().
Here is where I would also suggest user interaction via joystick or other device. You may want tn consider reading the joystick via Exec device i o. (Sec my article "Executive Control: Introduction to the Amiga’s Kernel'' in AmigaWorld's Special Issue Reference Guide for
1987. ) If user interaction is infrequent (less than every frame), 1 would use this method. For very frequent, high-bandwidth i o, I would probably read the mouse port directly to avoid message-passing overhead. For each movement of the joystick, the move routine would adjust X Y coordinates of a Gel and change information in its VuserStuff tailcr. Button presses would cause new Gels (missiles) to be added to the Gel list or other graphics sound modifications to occur (such as a laser beam via an XOR-ed line across the background Bit.Map).
Sorry, You’ll Just Have to Wait, , ,
Once move objccts( ) is done, draw_objccts() takes over and sets about fixing the screen. This routine resorts the Gelslnfo Gel list with SortGList( ) so that the blitter can handle things in their proper order; it then checks for collisions with DoCollisionf ). After the collision handlers have finished, draw_objects( ) draws the Gel imagery with DrawGList( ), and then waits for the time between screen updates with Wait F()F( ). This wait is crucial to a clean and synchronous display of Gels. At this point, if you start running out of time during updates, you want to use the double-buffering procedure discussed in the next paragraph. Once WaitTOF( ) returns, draw_objects() calls MakeScreen( ) and RethinkDisplay() to tell Intuition to update its information and load the actual images to the screen. Then it's back to main() for the next cycle.
If you run out of time between screen updates, and you begin to experience flicker or glitches, you will need to start using the double-buffering procedure that I outlined briefly in a sidebar to Part II of this scries last issue. You do this by allocating two sets of BitMaps for your screen with AllocRastcr(), telling Intuition the Screen is double-buffered, and allocating double-buffering structs for each Gel. You then must draw the proper background in each Bit.Map (and modify both backgrounds when either one is changed), and swap the Screen’s BitMap every time your “draw-objccts” code is called. The proper time to swap pointers is after the RethinkDisplay() call, so that the next cycle's actions ?
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Will work on the new BitMap after Intuition has used the old one.
If Counting Pigs Puts You to Sleep. . .
Given this organization, the program will move the Sprites and BOBs around until you get very tired of watching pastoral scenery. There are several tilings that you can now do to make it more interesting. For exam- pie, besides their uses for double buffering, extra Bit- Maps can be kept around for quick scenery changes; swapping one background instantly for another might teleport the pig from the wall into a dungeon. If you have a sufficient amount of memory, this makes for a much more playable game than one where a change of action causes a disk-grinding wait. The time to make the swap will again be just after a RethinkDisplay() call.
You can also import painted backgrounds from IFF format files from your favorite paint program for much prettier scenes than 1 drew; the IFF loading saving code is in the public domain and can be kept small. I’ve seen one IFF displayer that takes only about IK to run in.
Also, try changing the imagery or color sets on the fly, doing Gel Gel collisions such as the dive-bombing, laser-guided butterfly, and enhancing the main() routine to get mouse moves from Intuition.
I researched the material for this article from the ROM Kernel Manual, Volume 1; the same material is in the Addison-Wesley Amiga Graphics Library book in somewhat neater form. I wish to thank the authors for their examples, and the folks at Commodore-Ainiga who have sent tutorial programs and examples out over USENET during the past year.
Enjoy the program and use it and its parts as you see fit. Let me know of any startling innovations you make, or nifty hacks you discover. I had a lot of fun doing this tutorial, and I hope you will get some benefit and enjoyment from it as well.B
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Listing L pigsj.c.
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Animation Tutorial - AmigaWorld Dec '87 Program: p i g s . C
Author: David T . McClellan
This program creates a simple animation demo with several Vsprites and a Bob moving across a background scene,The moving objects are: two pigs,
each consisting of two Vsprites side-by-side; one butterfly which uses one Vsprite, and one eight- color Bob.
Closq_up_s h o p(): exit (0 ) ; default: break :
) * switch I
1 e n d vh i I o *
••¦ On to next, screen update } * end for *
1
*-----------_ +
bn d c ol_hd1r
+------------*
*----------------------------
File: p i g s 3.c - object movement and update.

*
Include Files, Note - pigs.h, published in the November '87 AmigaWorld, includes all required Amiga Include files.
include "pigs.h"
*----------f
Code
+---------*
m a i n ( )
(
struct !ntuiMessage message;
UL0NG msgclass;
UI.ONG msgcode;
s e t u p( ) : * In it libraries, screen, gels, etc, * d r a w objects():
f or( : : ) * Do this until user gets bored *
(
move_objects(); * Move Vsprites and Bobs for
next frame, * draw_objects(); * Update system's idea of what
the screen looks like. *
See if user asked us to q u i t *
while ((message = (struct IntuiMessage *) GetMsg(win->lrserPon ) ) 1= NULI.)
(
msgclass = message-> Class: msgcode = message->Code;
ReplyMsg(message): switch (msgclass)
(
case CLOSEVINPOW :
This routine handles Vsprit c Bob & boundary collisions. Il knows a bout Mv VS p r i t e ordering, and Its name is known to getGelsInfo so its address can be stuck in the collision table.
*
void bnd co1_hd1r vsp, boundar v ) struct V S p r i to * v s p: i n t bo u n d a r v ;
I
VuserStuff *vuse; * To get at my_id1s and such *
int i; * To handle left half of pig *
vuse = & vsp->VUserExt);
if ((vuse->my_id == PIGIR ID) || (vuse->my_id
= = PIG2 R_ID)) * As pigs move 1 Lo r, right Vsprite of Pig *
* will always he the one colliding wi Lh t he *
* side of the screen first. *
* Move pig back "around" to left side of screen.


i = vu se->my i d - 1 ;
¦'- Left Vsprite id one less than right.
*
*
My Vspr i t es[ i ] > X = 1; Left edge plus 1.
* W i d t h of left p lus left X *
v s p-> X = 17;
}
else if (vuse->my_id == BFLY_TD) * Butterfly
impacts left & right boundaries. Swap directions, *

v u s e - > x i n c r = - ( v u s e - > x i n c r ) : if (boundary & RIGHTUIT) v s p - > X - - ; else * LF.FTUIT * v s p > X++:
}
Continued on p. 32
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* Balloon, Move back to left side, check and alter
speed. Bill loon speeds up to a maximum speed, then
slows back to 1 pixel frame, cyclically. It changes each collision. *
(
v s p-> X = 1; * Move to left side*
if (vuse->myflags == BALL F_S PEED)
(
if (vuse->xincr BALL_MAXSPE£D)
vuse->xincr++; * Speed up 1 pixel frame * else * Peaked. Slow down *
(
vuse->myflags = BALL F_S LOW; vuse->xincr--;
)
)
else * Slowing down *

if (v u s e-> x i n c r > 1 )
vuse->xincr--; * Slow 1 pixel frame * else * Speed up again *

vuse->my flags = BALL F_S PEED; vuse-
)
)
return;
1
*-------------+
mov e_o b j e c t s
+ *
*---------------
This routine moves the objects under normal circum stances (non-collision). It knows about when pigs should jump, rise, and fall; and how the butter f1v and balloon move.
*
mo v e_o b jec t s()

Yl'serStuff *vuse; struct Vsprite * v s p ; register int i; i n t r i g h t x ;
* Move Pigs * for (i = PIG1L ID; i = PIG2L
ID; i +=
SPRITES
PER PIG)
(
v s p = M y V 5 p r i t e s [ i ] ; vuse = &(vsp->VUserExt);
* Check to see if mid-jump, end-jump, * * or jump beginning. * rightx = vsp->X + PTG_WIDT1I - 1; if (vuse-)mvflags == PIGF_RISE)
( * Rising. At middle? *
if (rightx >-
JUMP MID)

vuse->mvflags = PIGF_FALL; vuse->vincr = PIG YDOWN;
]
)
else if (vuse->myflags -= PIGF_FALL)
* Falling. At end - feet on ground? *
if ((vsp->Y + PIG_HEIGHT) >= GRASSLEVEL)
* Ensure on ground *
vsp->Y = GRASSLEVEL - PIG_HEIGHT; MyVSprites[i+l]->Y = vsp->Y ;
* Running again * vuse->myflags = PIGF_RUN; vuse->xincr = PIG_X RUN; vuse->yincr = PIG_YRUN;
vuse->whenx = vuse->xstart = PIG_WXRUN; vuse->wheny = vuse->ystart = PIG W Y R U N ;
}
else if ((rightx >=
JUMP_BEG 1N) && (rightx JUMP_M1D)) * Running. At start of jump. *
vuse->myflags = P T G F_R T S E; vuse->xincr = PIG_XJUMP; vuse->yincr = P T G Y UP;
vuse->whenx = vuse->xstart = PIG_WXJUMP; vuse->wheny = vuse->ystart = PIG WYJUMP;
}
* Now see if need to move * i f ( !(--(vuse->whenx))) f * Time to move *
vuse->whenx = v use->x s L a r L; v s p - > X + = v u s e - > x i n c r ;
MyVSprites[i+l]->X += vuse->xincr;
}
if (!(--(v u s e-> w h e n y)))
( * Time to move *
vuse->whenv = vuse->ystart; v s p-> Y + = vuse->yincr;
MyVSprites[i+l|->Y += vuse->yincr; if (vuse->myflags == PIGF_RUN)
'•' Pig hop-runs * vuse->vincr = -(vuse->yincr);
}
} * end for *
* Move Butterfly * v s p = M y VS p r i t e s[B F L Y_ID]; vuse = &(vsp->VUserExt); if ( ! (--(vuse->whenx)))
* Time to move in x direction *

vuse->whenx = v u s e-> xstart; v s p-> X + = vuse->xincr;
)
if (!(--(v u s e-> when v ) ) )
(
vuse->wheny = v u s e-> ystart;
vsp->Y += bf1v_ys[vuse->vincr];
vuse->yincr = (vuse->yincr + 1) % BFLY CYCLE;
}
* Move Balloon * vsp = M y B o b-> E o b Vsprite; vuse = &(vsp->VUserExt); if (!(--(vuse->whenx)) )
* Time to move in x direction *

vuse->vhenx = vuse->xstart; v s p-> X += vuse->xincr;
}
) * end move_objects *
*-------------+
draw_objccts |
+-------------*
*---------------------------------------------------+
This routine reiloes the gel setup and draw after each
move_objects call, and tells intuition to do it.
+--------------------------------------------------*
draw ob j e c t s()

* Update Objects, etc -
as in p. 2-125 and after, R K M v.1 * SortGList (&scr->RastPort);
* Order list for copper * DoCollision (&scr->RastPort);
* Boundary collision tests * DravGList(&scr->RastPort, &scr-> View Port);
* Draw Gels *
Wa i tT0F(); * Wait until CRT beam is retracing * * to top-of-frame before updating.* MakeScreen (scr); * Let Intuition set up for * * redoing screen with our new stuff. * RethinkDisplay(); * Have Intuition do MrgCop *
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} * end draw_objects *
* End PIGS3.C--------------------------------*
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PRICE
DESCRIPTION
Reading Adventure I
Queue
$ 39.95
grades two and three
Reading Adventure II
Queue
$ 59.95
grades four and five
Reading Adventure III
Queue
$ 59.95
grades six to eight
Reading and Thinking I
Queue
$ 54.95
grades two and three
Reading and Thinking D
Queue
$ 54.95
grades four and five
Reading and Thinking III
Queue
$ 54.95
grades six to eight
Senor Tutor
Finally Software
$ 69.95
Spanish instruction
Sentence Completion
Queue
S 44.95
grades nine and up
Smooth Talker
First Byte
$ 49.95
text to speech program
Spanish Grammar I
Queue
S 34.95
nouns, articles, regular verbs
Spanish Grammar II
Queue
S 34.95
adjectives, pronouns
Spanish Grammar HI
Queue
S 34.95
preterit tense, superlatives
Speling Detective Game
Micro Ed Inc.
$ 39.95
spelling fun
Speller Bee
First Byte
$ 49,95
spelling tutor
Spelling Level 2
Micro Ed Inc.
$ 29.95
learn to spell
Spelling Level 3
Micro Ed Inc.
S 29.95
learn to spell
Spelling Level 4
Micro Ed Inc.
S 29.95
learn to spell
Spelling Level 5
Micro Ed Inc.
S 29.95
learn to spell
Spelling Level 6
Micro Ed Inc.
S 29.95
learn to spell
Starting A New Business
Queue
S 59.95
simulation
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Unicorn Software
§ 49.95
classic literature
Talking Coloring Book, The
JMH Software
$ 29.95
color recognition
Talking Storybook
The Other Guys
$ 39.99
Christmas stories
Transcontinental Railroad
Micro Ed Inc.
S 39.95
connecting the coasts
Trigonometry
True BASIC Inc.
S 49.95
teaches trig
True Stat
True BASIC Inc.
$ 79.95
statistics
U. S. Geography Adventure
Queue
$ 59.95
travel the U.S.
Vocabulary Adventure I
Queue
S 59.95
grades six to eight
Vocabulary Adventure 11
Queue
S 59.95
grades eight to 10
Vocabulary Adventure III
Queue
$ 59.95
grades 10-12
Vocabulary Series
Micro Ed Inc.
$ 49.95
high level
Word Demons
Micro Ed Inc.
$ 29.95
word usage
Word Master Vocabulary Builder, The
Unicom Software
S 49.95
learn new words
World Geography Adventure I
Queue
$ 59.95
The Americas
World Geography Adventure II
Queue
$ 59.95
Europe
World Geography Adventure III
Queue
$ 59.95
Africa
World Geography Adventure IV
Queue
S 59.95
Asia
World History Adventure
Queue
S 59.95
identify historical figures
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COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
10th Frame
Access Software
S 39.95
bowling game
A Mind Forever Voyaging
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Adventure Construction Set
Electronic Arts
S 19.95
make your own adventures
Age of Sail
Conflict Recreations
S 39.95
naval battles, online support for 2-40 players
Airball
MichTron
$ 39.95
save the wizard
Alien Fires-2199 AD
Paragon Software
S 39.95
interactive adventure
Alternate Reality: The City
DataSoft
$ 39.95
role-playing adventure
Amiga Biorhythm
Astrosoft
$ 19.95
makes biorhythm charts
Arazok’s Tomb
Aegis
S 39.95
illustrated adventure
Archon
Electronic Arts
$ 19.95
arcade st rategy game
Archon II: Adept
Electronic Arts
$ 19.95
arcade strategy game
Arcticfox
Electronic Arts
S 39.95
arcade tank game
PRODUCT
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
Arena
Psvgnosis Ltd.
S 29.95
track and field events
Autoduel
Origin Systems
$ 49.95
based on Road Warrior
Balance of Power
Mindscape
S 49.95
geopolitical strategy
Ballyhoo
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Barbarian
Psvgnosis Ltd.
S 39.95
interactive graphic adventure
Bard’s Tale
Electronic Arts
S 49.95
role-playing adventure
Beyond Zork
Infocom
S 49.95
illustrated adventure
Bingo Parlor
Silver Software
$ 19.95
one to ten players
Black Cauldron
Sierra On Line
$ 49.95
based upon Disney movie
Blackjack Academy
Microlllusions
$ 39.95
teaches and plays
Blitzkrieg at the Ardennes
Command Simulations
$ 52.95
Battle of the Bulge simulation
Bowling
Silver Software
$ 19.95
arcade game
Bridge 5.0
Artworx
$ 34.95
contract bridge game
Bureaucracy'
Infocom
S 39.95
text adventure, mail order only
California Games
Epyx
$ 39.95
fun in the sun
Cashman
MichTron
S 29.95
arcade action
Championship Baseball
Activision
S 39.95
baseball simulation
Championship Basketball
Activision
S 44.95
two-on two basketball game
Championship Golf
Activision
S 39.95
golf simulation
Chessmaster 2000
Software Toolworks
S 39.95
chess game
Chessmate
Dark Horse
$ 29.95
chess program
Computer Baseball
Strategic Simulations
S 14.95
strategy-
Crimson Crown. The
Polarware Software
S 19.95
illustrated adventure
Crossword Creator
Polyglot Software
S 49.95
40. 000 + word dictionary
Cutthroats
Infocom
$ 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Dark Castle
Three-Sixty Inc.
S 39.95
arcade game
Deadline
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Deep Space
Psygnosis Ltd.
S 34.95
arcade
Defender of the Crown
Mindscape
S 49.95
strategy arcade game
Deja Vu
Mindscape
S 49.95
illustrated text adventure
Destroyer
Epyx
S 39.95
command a warship
Diablo
Classic Compu
S 29.95
strategy maze game
Dominoes
Polyglot Software
S 24.95
board game
Donald Duck’s Playground
Sierra On Line
S 24.95
buffiehead adventures
Dr. Xes
Finally Software
S 39.95
computer analyst
Dungeon Construction
Microlllusions
S 39.95
build a dungeon game
Earl Weaver Baseball
Electronic Arts
S 49.95
baseball strategy
Ebonstar
Microlllusions
S 39,95
arcade space game
Emmetic Skimmer
Intelligent Memory
S 34.95
arcade, four-direction scrolling
Enchanter
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
FaeryTale Adventure. The
Microlllusions
S 49.95
interactive adventure
Famous Course Disk
Accolade
S 19.95
Mean 18 golf courses
Fantasie
Strategic Simulations
S 39.95
role-playing adventure
Fantasie IH: Wrath of Nicodemus
Strategic Simulations
$ 39.95
role-playing adventure
Ferrari Formula One
Electronic Arts
$ 49.95
racing simulation
Fight Night
Accolade
S 44.95
boxing game
Financial Time Machine
INSIGHT Lehner Comm.
S 39.95
economics simulation
Firepower
Microlllusions
$ 24.95
arcade tank game, can be used over modem
Flight Simulator II
subLOGIC
$ 49.95
flight simulator
Galactic Invasion
Microlllusions
$ 24.95
space battle
Galaxy* Fight
Intelligent Memory
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arcade
Garrison
Intelligent Memory
$ 49.95
role-playing adventure
GeeBee Air Rally
Activision
S 39.95
airplane race
GFL Championship Football
Activision
S 44,95
arcade football game
Go
Infinity Software
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$ 39.95
oriental strategy board game
Gold Runner
MichTron
S 39.95
arcade
Golden Path
Firebird Licensees
S 44.95
animated adventure
Golden Pyramid. The
r
Micro Entertainment
S 29.95
Wheel of Fortune Game
Grand Slam
Infinity Software
j
S 49.95
tennis game
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Guild of Thieves
Gunship
Hardball
Head Coach
Hex
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Hollywood Hijinx
Indoor Sports
Infidel
Jet
Jewels of Darkness Kamfgruppe Karate Kid II King of Chicago Kings Quest I Kings Quest II Kings Quest HI Knight Ore Land of the Legends Leader Board
Leather Goddess of Phobos
Lottery Assistant
Lurking Horror, The
Mad Libs
Marble Madness
Mean 18
Mindwalker
Moonmist
Mousetrap
Nord & Bert Couldn’t...
Ogre
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Seastalker
Seven Cities of Gold Shanghai Silent Service Silicon Dreams
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon Skyfox
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Sorcerer
Space Quest
Spellbreaker
SPOC Collection
Bethesda Softworks
$ 59.95
Firebird Licensees
$ 44.95
MicroProse
$ 49.95
Accolade
$ 44.95
MicroSearch
$ 49.95
Mark of the Unicom
$ 39.95
Infocom
$ 29.95
Infocom
$ 39.95
Mindscape
$ 49.95
Infocom
$ 14.95
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Firebird Licensees
$ 29.95
Strategic Simulations
$ 59.95
MichTron
$ 39.95
Mindscape
$ 49.95
Sierra On Line
$ 49,95
Sierra On Line
S 49.95
Sierra On Line
$ 49.95
Firebird Licensees
$ 44.95
Microillusions
$ 49.95
Access Software
$ 39.95
Infocom
$ 39.95
Classic Compu
$ 39.95
Infocom
$ 39.95
First Bvtc
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$ 19.95
Electronic Arts
$ 49.95
Accolade
$ 44.95
Commodore
$ 49.95
Infocom
$ 39.95
Intelligent Memory'
$ 29.95
Infocom
$ 39.95
Origin Systems
$ 29.95
Electronic Arts
$ 19.95
Polarware Software
$ 19.95
Firebird Licensees
$ 44.95
Infocom
$ 14.95
Infocom
$ 39.95
Miles Computing Inc.
$ 39.95
lnterstel
$ 34.95
Mindscape
$ 44.95
Electronic Arts
$ 49.95
Strategic Simulations
$ 39.95
Epyx
$ 39.95
Microlllusions
$ 39.95
subLOGIC
$ 24.95
subLOGIC
$ 24.95
Mindscape
$ 49.95
Infocom
$ 14.95
Electronic Arts
$ 19.95
Activision
$ 39.95
MicroProse
$ 39.95
Firebird Licensees
$ 29.95
Mindscape
$ 49.95
Electronic Arts
$ 19.95
Software Toolworks
$ 19.95
Infocom
S 14.95
lnterstel
$ 49.95
Infocom
$ 14.95
SPOC
$ 25.00
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text adventure, mail order only
darts, air hockey, bowling, ping pong
text adventure, mail order only
jet simulation
illustrated adventure
WWII tank warfare
martial arts game
strategy arcade
illustrated adventure
illustrated adventure
illustrated adventure
illustrated adventure
interactive adventure
golf simulation
text adventure
lottery number generator
text adventure with sound
fill in the blanks stories
based on popular arcade game
golf simulation
3D arcade game
text adventure, mail order only
arcade
text adventure, mail order only
battle a mechanized tank
Larry Bird and Doctor J, do battle
sci-fi graphics adventure
illustrated adventure
text adventure, mail order only
text adventure, mail order only
Penta game
trivia game
AI program
aquatic adventure
action strategy
role-playing adventure
adult text adventure
Flight Simulator scenery
southeastern U.S.
arcade
text adventure, mail order onlv
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The same process also works wonders on catalogs or to-do lists, speedily reducing large amounts of random data to multiple levels of organization. It’s also great for scheduling and tracking projects over a period of time. And when you are ready to turn that Flow outline into a finished paper, the document can be loaded into ProWrite or other Amiga word processing software for further work.
It’s a snap to use, with most commands mouse or keyboard operative, and multi-tasking power as well. So let your thoughts go with Flow!
Over The Rainbow With The Only Multi-font Color Graphics Word Processor.
ProWrite™ masters die potential for Amiga word processing by giving you more dian ho-hum words-on-a-page. Unleash the power of color in commanding headlines. Highlight key paragraphs or make important words jump off the page in full-spectrum hues. The possibilities are endless with Pro Write’s wide variety of fonts, sizes and styles.
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Easy to use, ProWrite responds to mouse or key commands on most operations and features all the word processing tools you want: easy-to-set tabs and margins, multiple-line headers and footers, and paragraph-based formatting. Plus you can cut and paste among up to eight windows at once, and take full advantage of the Amiga’s multitasking powers.
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COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
Starcross
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Starfleet I
Interstel
S 59.95
space strategy
Starglider
Firebird Licensees
S 44.95
arcade
Stationfall
Infocom
S 39.95
text adventure, mail order only
Strip Poker
Artworx
$ 39.95
poker game
Strip Poker Data Disk 4
Artworx
S 19.95
Dawn and Crystal
Strip Poker Data Disk 5
Artworx
S 19.95
Cynthia and Janice
Sub Battle Simulator
Epyx
S 39.95
command a sub
Surgeon, The
ISM Inc.
$ 49.95
surgery simulation
Suspect
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Suspended
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Talking Trivia
Megatronics
$ 19.95
2000 trivia questions
Telegames
Software Terminal
$ 34.95
chess, checkers, backgammon by modem
Telewar
Software Terminal
$ 39.95
tank, naval, and space battles by modem
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
Epyx
$ 19.95
role-playing adventure
Terrorpods
Psvgnosis Ltd.
$ 34.95
strategy arcade
Test Drive
Accolade
$ 44.95
sports car driving simulation
Time Bandits
MichTron
$ 39.95
based on the movie
Tournament Disk 1
Access Software
$ 19.95
courses for Leader Board
Transylvania
Polarware Software
$ 19.95
illustrated adventure
Trinity
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Turbo
Microlllusions
S 24.95
auto racing
Ultima III
Origin Systems
$ 59.95
role-playing adventure
UltraBall
Disc oven' Software
$ 49.95
arcade game
Uninvited
Mindscape
S 49.95
illustrated adventure
Video Vegas
Baudville
$ 34.95
gambling simulation
Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre
Sierra On Line
S 24.95
ursine adventure
Winter Games
Epvx
S 39.95
fun in the snow
Wishbringer
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Witchcraft
Intelligent Memory
$ 44.95
role-playing adventure
Witness, The
Infocom
$ 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
WordPlex
PAR Software
S 34.95
Wheel of Fortune, up to 6 players
W'ordPIex Data Disks
PAR Software
S 24.95
extra phrases
World Games
Epvx
$ 39.95
cliff diving, log rolling, etc.
Zork I
Infocom
S 39.95
text adventure, mail order only
Zork II
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Zork III
Infocom
S 14.95
text adventure, mail order only
Zork Trilogy
Infocom
S 69.96
Zork I, II and III
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COMPANY
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Aegis Animator
Aegis
S 139.95
polymorphic animation, includes Images
Aegis Draw
Aegis
$ 125.95
entry level design drawing
Aegis Draw Plus
Aegis
$ 259.95
2D CAD program
Aegis Images
Aegis
$ 39.95
paint program
Aegis Impact
Aegis
$ 89.95
business presentation graphics
Aegis Video Titler
Aegis
$ 99.95
video character and effects generator
Amiga Coloring Book
The Dragon Group
$ 34.95
IFF clip art
Analytic Art
Crystal Rose Software

$ 59.95
generates pictures using fractals
Animate 3D
Byte by Byte
$ 150.00
animates ray-traced images
.Animator Jr.
Hash Enterprises
S 79.95
simple animation
Animator: Apprentice
Hash Enterprises
S 295,00
organic animation program
Animotion
Finally Software
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S 99.95
displays IFF pictures up to 21) frames per sec.
Real time video and music.
SunRize introduces PERFECT VISION and STUDIO MAGIC
the sound of your Amiga.
To enhance the look and
STUDIO MAGIC is the ultimate music and sound workshop with features superior to editors selling for thousands more. Compatible with model 1000, 500 and 2000 Amigas. Input sounds from stereo, VCR or microphone (with PERFECT SOUND interface) or a keyboard (with MIDI interface).
Create flanges, delays, echoes, compression and expansion to speed up (or slow down) without pitch change, do backward masking, etc. Other features include comb filter, DC bias, AM, Fast Fourier Transforms and visual representation of the sounds in the buffer.
A dozen menu driven tools allow you to make a child’s voice sound like a titan or turn a TV pitchman into an alien from another galaxy. Record MIDI input in real time. Mix voices and instruments and control their playback using a MIDI keyboard. Overdub from 16 digitized "sections" and play back four of them at a time. Supports advanced MIDI features such as tempo adjust and externa! Sync. Store sounds in IFF “instrument" or “one-shot" (8SVX) files for use with other compatible programs.
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $ 99.95
PERFECT VISION is the state of the art, real time video digitizer for use with model 1000, 500 and 2000 Amigas. Input from a color (or black and white) video camera or a VCR. Perfect Vision will digitize the image, display it in 4096 colors (camera input only), then store it as IFF for later use in compatible programs. Captures an image in 1 60 of a second 600 times faster than the competition. Supports 320x200 and 320x400 HAM and 16-color modes.
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $ 219.95
Available from Amiga dealers across America. For product information and support call:
SunRize Industries
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(409) 846-1311.
AMIGA is the registered trademark of Commodore Amiga, Inc. Studio Magic and Perfect Vision are registered trademarks of SunRize Industries.
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"Captain’s Log. October 1,1944.0250 Hours. Fleet submarine USS Hammerhead proceeding Southwest at cruising speed. Our mission: intercept enemy convoy off the coast of Borneo. Disperse and destroy.” _
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"0400 Hours. Lookouts on the bridge.
Target identification party reports one tanker, 6,000 tons, troopship of 10,250 tons, with two Kaibokan-type escorts. Moving into attack position." _
“0600 Hours. We are at final attack position. Convoy moving at 10 knots. Target distance decreasing rapidly,,, Crash Dive! Escorts have spotted us and are turning to attack! Rig to run silent." “0500 Hours. Sound General Quarters!
Battle stations manned. Preparing for torpedo run. Gauge Panel OK. Periscope OK. Charts and Attack Plot Board OK. All mechanical systems OK."
"0700 Hours. Depth charged for one hour. Some minor damage, but repair parties at work. Destroyer propeller noises receding. We'll come to periscope depth for our return punch."
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WindowPrint U Computer Toolsmith $ 34.95 screen capture and dump
X‘CAD Tauruslmpex S 499.00 CAD
HOME PERSONAL FINANCE
PRODUCT
2 + 2 Home Management System
EaSy Loan$ Personal
Financial Cookbook
Home Inventory Manager
Investor’s Advantage
MicroLawyer
Money Mentor
PHASAR
Video Cataloger
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
ArborSoft Inc.
S
99. 00
home financial management
PAR Software
$
49. 95
personal loan amortizations
Electronic Arts
$
19. 95
personal finance
SunSmile Software
$
34. 95
personal i men ton-
Software Advantage
S
99. 95
stock analysis
j
Progressive Peripherals
$
59. 95
standard legal templates and forms
Sedona Software
s
95. 95
personal accounting
Finally Software
$
99. 95
home finance
SunSmile Software
$
34. 95
keep track of video tapes
MUSIC SOUND
PRODUCT
COMPANY
Animation
WaveTable Technologies
Audio Master
Aegis
Bach Songbook
Dr. Tease
Big Dollar Synth
Wave Fable Technologies
Composer Disks (Vol 1,2,3)
WaveTable Technologies
D50 Master Editor Librarian, The
Sound Quest
D50 Voices
Dr. lease
Deluxe Music Construction Set
Electronic Arts
DNA Music
Silver Software
Dr. Drums
Dr. Tease
Dr. Keys
Dr. Tease
DX LI Master EditorfLibrarian, The
Sound Quest
DX Master Editor, The
Sound Quest
DX Voices
Dr. Tease
Dynamics
Robert Shannon
Fractal Music
Silver Software
Crab Bag
E. C.T. Sam pie ware
Hot Sc Cool Jazz
Electronic Arts
Hot Licks
Infinity Software
Instant Music
Electronic Arts
It’s Only Rock ’N Roll
Electronic Arts
KCS
Dr. Tease
M for the Amiga
Intelligent Music
Master Librarian, The
Sound Quest
Mellotron
WaveTable Technologies
Music Mouse
Opcode Systems
Music Studio, The
Activision
s
18. 50
non-looping sounds for graphics production
$
59. 95
digitized sample editor
S
29. 00
Bach Fugues and inventions
S
18. 50
samples From studio-quality synthesizer
S
18. 50
30 samples volume For Sonix
S
160. 00
edit D50 data
$
49. 00
300 + sounds for the D50 editor
$
99. 95
music editor and score printer
s
19. 95
music based upon DNA molecule
S
29. 00
MIDI drum patterns in KCS format
S
29. 00
keyboard patterns for KCS
S
175. 00
DX Master plus 13 types of DX 11 Svs Ex data
$
145. 00
edits DX-7, DX-9 and TX data files
s
49. 00
sounds for the DX-7 in DX Master format
s
29. 95
Deluxe Music tutorial and tools
s
19. 95
music and graphics based upon fractal math
$
18. 00
miscellaneous samples
s
29. 95
music data disk
s
39. 95
Casio keyboard conversion for Amiga
s
49. 95
play music with mouse
$
29. 95
Instant Music songs
s
225. 00
keyboard controlled sequencer
s
200. 00
interactive composition and performance
s
125. 00
edit Sys Ex data from MIDI equipment
$
18. 50
original Mellotron voices
s
79. 95
music composition
s
49. 95
music editor
FLEET CHECK
SOFTWARE FOR THE AMIGA™ PERSONAL COMPUTER
Super fast!
Your document never leaves the screen.
Compatible with most major word processors!*
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Fleet Check adds a new dimension to your word processor by providing you with an integrated dictionary and thesaurus. Documents can be checked while you’re typing or when completed.
A Includes a 90,000 word dictionary that spell checks while you type.
A Suggests correct spellings in a window and offers to replace the word for you.
A Lets you add more than 10,000 of your own custom words to the dictionary.
A The whole program is memory resident so it’s incredibly fast.
A Contains a thesaurus that puts thousands of synonyms and antonyms at your fingertips in seconds.
Software, Inc.
Professional
QUA.lTrY SOFTWARE SINCE 1980
51 Fremont Street Needham, MA 02194 l-(800) 343-4074
™Fleet Check is a trademark of Professional Software, Inc. 1987 ,MAmiga is a trademark of Commodore Business Machines, Inc.
Circle 30 on Reader Service card
Music-X
Microlllusions
S
299. 95
MIDI sequencer, supports SMPTF. Time code
Orchestral Disk
E. C.T. Sampleware
s
18. 00
orchestral IFF and Mimetics samples
Pattern Splatter
Mimctics Corp.
s
49. 00
interactive arpegiation and composition
Protein Music
Silver Software
s
19. 95
music based upon 20 amino acids
QRS Music Rolls
Micro W
s
19. 95
demo disk of sample songs
Real Brass
WaveTable Technologies
$
18. 50
brass instruments digitally recorded
Rock Disk
LC. T. Sampleware
$
18. 00
rock samples
Sonix
Aegis
$
79. 95
synthesizer and note editor
Sound Effects Library
Karl R. Denton Assoc.
$
99. 95
six disks of digitized sounds
Sound Lab Amiga
Blank Software
$
299. 95
create and edit sound samples
SoundScape
Mimctics Corp.
$
149. 00
MIDI sequencer, music operating environment
Studio Magic
SunRize Industries
s
99. 95
edit digitized sounds
Symphony Library
Speech Systems
$
39. 95
eight disks. $ 39.95 ea., 100 + SMUS songs
Symphony Songs
Speech Systems
$
24. 95
45-50 minutes of sampled music in IFF format
Texture
Magnetic Music
$
299. 00
MIDI sequencer; needs MIF-AMG, Roland MPU-401
Utilities I
Mimetics Corp.
$
49. 00
SoundScape utilities
Waveform Easel
Silver Software
$
19. 95
design synthesized sounds, written in Basic
Xpress Patch-FM
Digitools
s
24. 95
interface to Yamaha synthesizers
PROGRAMMING
PRODUCT
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
3D Graphics Library
True BASIC Inc.
$
49. 95
True BASIC libraries
A C Basic
Absoft
$
195. 00
Amiga Basic compiler
A C Fortran
Absoft
$
295. 00
Fortran 77 compiler
Advanced String Library
True BASIC Inc.
$
49. 95
True BASIC libraries
AiRT Programming Language
PDJ Software
$
64. 95
icon-based programming language
Amiga Basic Companion
Omega Star Software
$
34. 95
disk-based Amiga Basic manual
AmigaView
AC DA Corp.
S
79. 95
Intuition and graphics object libraries
APL 68000
Spencer Organization
S
99. 00
APL for the Amiga
Applications Services Interface
Pecan Software Systems
$
59. 95
works with The Power System
AssemPro
Abacus
$
99. 95
assembly language development system
Aztec C68K am-c
Manx Software Systems
s
499. 00
commercial C development system
Aztec C68K am*d
Manx Software Systems
s
299. 00
C development system
Aztec C68K am*p
Manx Software Systems
$
199. 00
C compiler
Basic
Pecan Software Systems
$
79. 95
BASIC for The Power System
Benchmark Modula-2
Avant-Garde
$
299. 00
Turbo-like Modula-2
Benchmark Mosula-2 Libraries
Avant-Garde
$
99. 00
IFF. Other libraries for Modula-2
C Compiler 4.0
Lattice
$
225. 00
standard Amiga compiler
C Cross Reference Utility
MetaSoft Limited
s
49. 95
development utility
CARE. 68K
Invotronics
s
89. 95
Complete Assembler Programming Environment
Cambridge LISP
Metacomco
s
199. 95
AI language
Configuration Tools
Pecan Software Systems
s
39. 95
works with The Power System
Conversation With A Computer
Jenday Software
$
34. 50
Amiga Basic demos and source code
Cross Assembler, Amiga Ext. Port
Quelo Inc.
$
179. 00
transfer code
Cross Assembler, IBM to Amiga
Quelo Inc.
$
129. 00
transfer code
Cross Assembler, Source Code
Quelo Inc.
$ 3,500.00
minimal
Cross .Assembler, Source Code
Quelo Inc.
$ 5,500.00
full
dBC ID Library
Lattice
$
150. 00
program stand alone dBase applications
Developer’s Toolkit
True BASIC Inc.
$
49. 95
Amiga-specific True BASIC libraries
Disk Recovery Toolkit
Pecan Software Systems
$
39. 95
works with The Power System
Example Programs
TDI Software Inc.
$
24. 95
examples of Modula-2 code
Explorer, The
Interactive Analytic Node
S
49. 95
debugging monitor
From Origin, creators of the Ultima™ series, comes a new dimension in fantasy role-playing
THE ORB OF CELESTIAL HARMONY
A danger-filled adventure
through a complex and v v ¦ colorful Oriental world of magic, mysticism and intrigue. . By Greg Malone.
Available on Apple
fabled deity of the island kingdom of Khantun, has chosen you, his V disciple, to recover the stolen Orb from the renegade Warlord and prevent the destruction of the universe*
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ascending planes of Earth, Water, Air and Fire. At each level your challenges increase in difficulty, demanding greater courage and cunning. All of your martial arts skills will be required to survive the ninja-like assassins who seek to foil your quest. Sword-wielding rebel guards will test your blade every step of the way. And watch out for wild beasts that stalk the forests!
Local villagers can help, but beware the wrong approach will frighten them away, leaving you in a world where starvation looms ever-present. Wise use of magical charms, prayers and fireballs is essential in reaching the final confrontation with the treacherous Warlord where victory brings recovery of the long- sought Orb of Celestial Harmony. Good luck!
JOR G N
SYSTEMS A C 136 HARVEY ROAD, LONDONDERRY, NH 03053 (603) 644-3360
ULTIMA III™ takes you on an incredible fantasy role- playing journey through monster-plagued Sosaria in search of the elusive Exodus.
ULTIMA IV™ is the long- awaited sequel to Ultima™
III. The Quest of the Avatar is a quest to the final frontier the self.
AUTODUEL™ is a futuristic, fast-paced strategy role- playing game where the right of way goes to the biggest guns.
OGRE is a strategy game fought on the nuclear battlefield of tomorrow as an inhuman juggernaut Cybertank battles conventional forces.
Ultima is a trademark of Richard Garriott Moebius is a trademark of Greg Malone
Authors wanted. CaU us today.
AutoDuel and Ogre are trademarks of Steve Jackson Apple is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc.
Orcle 21 on Reader Service card.
PRODUCT
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
File Tools
Sistemas Delta
$
29. 95
True BASIC libraries, includes source code
Fortran 020
Absoft
S
495. 00
Fortran 77 for the 68020
Invotools
Invotronics
S
69. 95
Intuition enhancements and subroutines
ISO Pascal
Metacomco
s
99. 95
Pascal compiler
J-Forth
Delta Reseach
S
99. 95
Forth 83 standard
Key to C (Version 2.02)
Data Research Processing
s
34. 95
linkable C extensions
Lint for the Amiga
Gimpel Software
S
98. 00
C diagnostic utility
MacLibrary
Lattice
S
100. 00
Amiga calls that emulate Mac Toolkit
Macro Asembler
Metacomco
s
99. 95
Amiga 68000 macro assembler
Make Utility
Lattice
s
125,00
development tool
Metascope: The Debugger
Metadigm Inc.
$
95. 00
examine and change executable code
Metascribe: The Editor
Metadigm Inc.
$
85. 00
programmer's editor
Metatools I
Metadigm Inc.
$
69. 95
Unix-like programming tools
Modula-2
TDI Software Inc.
$
299. 95
commercial version
Modula-2
TDI Software Inc.
$
149. 95
developer’s version
Modula-2
TDI Software Inc.
$
99. 95
compiler
Modula-2
Pecan Software Systems
$
79. 95
compiler for The Power System
MS DOS-Amiga Cross Compiler
Lattice
$
500. 00
includes C compiler and debugger
Multi-Forth
Creative Solutions Inc.
$
89. 00
Forth for Amiga
Native Assembler
Quclo Inc.
s
99. 00
68020-compatible
Panel
Lattice
s
195. 00
create custom screens
Pascal
Pecan Software Systems
$
99. 95
UCSD Pascal compiler
PDQ Pascal
Pecan Software Systems
s
69. 95
introductory UCSD Pascal
Power System, The
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Pecan Software Systems
s
99. 95
development system and compiler of your choice
Power Windows II
Invotronics
s
89. 95
C progamming Intuition utility
PowerScope
Invotronics
$
89. 95
symbolic structure degugger
Print Spooler
Pecan Software Systems
s
39. 95
works with The Power System
Professional Pack
Pecan Software Systems
$
199. 95
All the Power System utilities
Program Analysis Toolkit
Pecan Software Systems
s
59. 95
works with The Power System
Runtime Package
True BASIC Inc.
s
49. 95
produces stand alone True BASIC programs
Screen Editor
Lattice
s
100. 00
programmer s editor
Screen Mapper
Northwest Machine Spec.
s
89. 95
programming utility
Softworks Basic
Softworks
$
295. 00
BASIC language
Sorting and Searching
True BASIC Inc.
s
49. 95
True BASIC libraries
Symbolic Debugger
Pecan Software Systems
$
59. 95
works with T he Power System
The Amiga Structure Automator
Future Computer
s
49. 95
computer-aided software design
Text Utilities
Lattice
s
75. 00
C programming utility
Toolkit
Metacomco
$
49. 95
disassembler, MAKE, AUX CLI
True BASIC Language System
True BASIC Inc.
s
99. 95
structured BASIC language system
UBZ Forth
UBZ Software
s
85. 00
FORTH-83 compatible
User Interface Library
Sistemas Delta
s
29. 95
True BASIC libraries, includes source code
SPREADSHEETS
PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE DESCRIPTION
Analyze!
Micro-Systems Software
S
149. 95
graphs
Haicalc
Haitex
s
59. 95
Intuition-based, print macros, graphs
Logistix
Progressive Peripherals
S
149. 95
spreadsheet and project planner
MaxiPlan 500
Oxxi Inc.
$
149. 00
MaxiPlan for the Amiga 500
MaxiPlan Plus
Oxxi Inc.
$
199. 00
graphics, macros
VIP Professional
ISD Marketing
$
149. 95
Lotus 1-2*3, Version 1A wTork-alike

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POWERFUL MATH RELATION GRAPHER!
Brings mathematical relationships, simple and complex, into vivid color. IFF compatible, so results can be used with paint programs and desktop publishing.
The program Rene would have written!
THE ULTIMATE AMIGA DISK UTILITY!
You will wonder how you ever did without it! Discover the mysteries of your Amiga's file and disk structures.
Sherlock wouldn't need Watson, if he had this program!
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SCIENTISTS &. ENGINEERS... functional relationships at your fingertips.
DISK & FILE ALTERATION., change messages in programs easily modify data.
DISK & FILE EXAMINATION ... program, data files and disk structures all at your fingertips.
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$ 49.95 Cdn. In Cancidci (705) 737-5998 $ 69.95 Cdn. In Ccincidci
Also from Mindware Animate your full-screen IFF images with PageFlippeiJM_
Available from your Amiga Dealer. CSS East, Cambridge, MA 1-800-343-7535,
Mindware Products distributed by: in Mass. (617) 876-2505
American Software Distributors, Urbana, IL 1-800-225-7941 CSS, Chicago, IL 1-800-422-4912, in Illinois, 1-800-33 1-SOFT
in Illinois (217) 643-2050 Southern Technologies Inc., Dallas. TX (214) 247-7373
Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines Inc._
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PRODUCT
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
A-Talk
Felsina Software
$
49. 95
telecommunications and terminal emulation
A-Talk Plus
Felsina Software
S
79. 95
includes Tektronics emulation
Amiga Kermit and CompuServe
TDI Software Inc.
s
29,95
Kermit protocol and S50 of Compusene time
AmigaTerm
Commodore
s
49,95
simple telecommunications
BBS-PC!
Micro systems Software
s
99. 95
bulletin board system
Diga!
Aegis
$
79. 95
telecommunications with Doubletalk
MacroModem
Kent Eng. And Design
s
69. 95
telecommunications with macros
Middleman
Benaiah Computer Products
s
59. 95
YT100 emulation, mimics keypad
Middleman II
Benaiah Computer Products
s
149. 95
VT100, Tektronics 4105, maps keypad
Online!
Micro-Systems Software
s
69. 95
telecommunications
SKE Term
SKF. Software
s
49. 95
terminal package
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PRODUCT
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
64 Emulator, The
Ready Soft
s
39. 95
emulates C-64
64 Emulator with Cable, The
Ready Soft
s
59. 95
emulator with cable for C-64 peripherals
Amiga Editor
TDI Software Inc.
s
49. 95
text editor and source code
Amiga Plot
Tychon Technologies

equation plotter
AmigaDOS Express
Bantam Software
s
29. 95
disk-based AmigaDOS manual
Amnix
Discovery Software
s
49. 95
Unix-like AmigaDOS shell
ATI-Link
Lightning Publishing
s
99. 95
IFF to Targa conversion
BOBshop
Revolution Software
$
49. 95
create and edit GELs
Calligrapher, The
Inter Active Softworks
$
100. 00
Colorfont design package
Cumate
Progressive Peripherals
s
39. 95
access AmigaDOS from Workbench
DBX Translator
Desktop AI
$
350. 00
Dbase programs to C
DBX Translator Libraries
Desktop AI
$
200. 00
DBX libraries
DBX Translator Source
Desktop AI
$ 1,500.00
source code for Translator and libraries
DBX Translator w libraries
Desktop AI
$
550. 00
DBX Translator and libraries
DeluxeHelp
RGB Video Creations
$
24. 95
DeluxePaint utility

DeluxeHelp for DeluxePaint II
RGB Video Creations
$
34. 95
DeluxePaint II help
DeluxeHelp for Digipaint
RGB Video Creations
$
34. 95
DigiPaint utility
Demonstrator, The
Meridian Software Inc.
$
34. 95
automate Amiga demos
DigiScope
ACDA Corp.
$
79. 95
digital oscilliscope emulation
Digital Link
Digital Creations
s
69. 95
file transfer: Amiga, Mac, MS DOS
Dimmer!
PAR Software
s
19. 95
dim your screen
Disk 2 Disk
Central Coast Software
$
49. 95
file transfer, C64 128
DiskPro +
PAR Software
$
29. 95
file compression and backup utility
DiskWorks
Discovery Software
s
89. 95
Norton like disk utilities
Dos 2 Dos
Central Coast Software
s
55. 00
file transfer-MS DOS and Atari ST
Doug’s Color Commander
Seven Seas Software
$
29. 95
clone Doug’s interface to other programs
DX-16
Discovery Software
s
49. 95
HP-16C calculator emulator
EQPlot
Scientific Software
$
35. 00
equation plotter
ES-5C Programmable Sci Calculator
Emusoft Corp.
$
19. 95
similar to HP-15C
Expert System Kit
Interactive Analytic Node
s
69. 95
tool kit, interface with other OS
FACC II
ASDG
$
34. 95
disk performance enhancer
FastFonts
Microsmiths
$
29. 95
speeds up text displays
Flipside!
Micro systems Software
$
59. 95
prints spreadsheets sideways
Flow
New Horizons Software
$
99. 95
outline processor
Font-Works
Associated Computer Sen'.
S
99. 95
scans IFF images to produce fonts
FontSet 1
The Gold Disk
$
34. 95
fonts package
Gizmoz
Digital Creations
$
69. 95
desk accessories
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PRODUCT
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
HexDump
Northwest Machine
$
19. 95
hex dump utility
I. C.E.
Quicksilver Software
s
79. 95
calculator construction and function plotting
ICONizer
Royal Software
$
29. 95
create custom icons
Interchange
Syndesis
$
49. 95
converts objects between 3D modeling programs
Jet Set
C Ltd.
$
39. 95
driver for HP LaserJet Plus
Jet Set Font Sets
C Ltd.
S
49. 95
fonts for Jet Set, price up to $ 99.95
KickWork
AMIGA Business Computers
$
39. 95
one disk Kickstart Workbench
Laser Fonts 1
S. Anthony Studios
s
39. 95
fonts for LaserWriter
Laser Utilities I
S. Anthony Studios
$
39. 95
IFF to Postscript
LaserUp!
S. Anthony Studios
s
79. 95
print screen to LaserWriter
LaserUp! Plot
S. Anthony Studios
s
49. 95
Aegis Draw files to PostScript
LTR
MetaSoft Limited
$
59. 95
print spooler
Magi Code
Magic Circle
$
30. 00
encrypts computer data
Marauder II
Discovery Software
s
39. 95
disk backup
Math-Amation
Taurus-Impex
s
79. 95
quantity processor
MergeMaster
Megatronics
$
24. 95
mail-merge program
Micro-Shell
MetaSoft Limited
s
79. 95
enhanced AmigaDOS interface
Mirror Hacker Package, The
Compumed
$
49. 95
disk analvsis
Mirror, The
Compurned
s
49. 95
disk copy
Newsletter Fonts Vol 1
Inter Active Softworks
s
30. 00
120 Amiga fonts
Outline!
PAR Software
s
49. 95
outline processor
PED
MicroDimensions
s
129. 95
programmer’s text editor
Printer Drivers
Tychon Technologies
s
39. 95
PJT080A, Tandy CGP220, Quadram Q[9000; TY100-S69
Professional Text Engine
Zirkonics Corp
$
79. 95
text editor with macros
Quarterback
Central Coast Software
$
69. 95
hard disk to floppy backup
Shell
Metacomco
s
69. 95
Unix-like AmigaDOS interface
Software Enhancer
Commodore
s
14. 95
DOS 1.2 for Amiga 1000
Soundshop
Revolution Software
$
49. 95
create and edit waveforms
Studio Fonts Vol 1
Inter Active Softworks
$
35. 00
Colorfonts and standard fonts
Super Parameters
Utilities Unlimited
s
29. 95
disk-backup utility
System Monitor
Zen Software
s
49. 95
monitors memory usage, other parameters
TxEd
Microsmiths
s
39. 95
programmer’s text editor
Tychon Utilities
Tychon Technologies
$
49. 95
disk utilities
ZING!
Meridian Software Inc.
s
79,95
access AmigaDOS from Workbench
ZING'Keys
Meridian Software Inc.
s
49. 95
macro utility
Zuma Fonts I
Brown-Waugh
s
34. 95
fonts package
Zuma Fonts II
Brown Waugh
s
34. 95
fonts package
Zuma Fonts III
Brown-Waugh
s
34. 95
fonts package
WORD PROCESSING
PRODUCT
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
BeckerText
Abacus
S 150.00
columns, dictionary, calculations
DesignText
Designtech Business Systems
S 79.00
speller, data base, mail merge, graphics
Dynamic Word
Microlllusions
$ 199.95
spell checker, thesaurus, reads WordPerfect files
Eartype
Jumpdisk
$ 3.00
word processor for the secing-impaired
GoldSpeU
The Gold Disk
S 44.95
spelling checker
LexCheck
Complete Data Automation
S 29.95
spelling checker
LPD Writer
Digital Solutions
S 119.95
mail merge, spelling checker
Nancy
Finally Software
$ 49.95
spelling checker
PRECISELY
Central Coast Software
S 79.95
macros, mail merge, reads C-64 wp files
Promise
The Other Guys

$ 49.95
spelling checker
ProWrite
New Horizons Software
$ 124.95
multiple fonts and colors, imports graphics
QuickMerge I
Associated Computer Serv.
$ 59.95
mail merge with Textcraft
PRODUCT
COMPANY
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
Reason
The Other Guys
$
395. 00
proofreading and style analysis
Scribble!
Micro-Systems Software
s
99. 95
mail merge, spelling checker
Spell craft
Megatronics
$
24. 95
spelling checker
Talker
Finally Software
$
69. 95
speech by char., word, sentence, paragraph
Textcraft Plus
Commodore
s
109. 95
mouse driven, mail merge
TextPro
Abacus
s
79. 95
word processor with graphics
Viza Write
Progressive Peripherals
$
149. 95
imports graphics, mulitple columns
WordPerfect
WordPerfect Corp.
$
395. 00
includes spelling checker, thesaurus, macros
Word wright
RTL Programming Aids
$
75. 00
mail merge, outliner
Write and File
Brown-Waugh
$
99. 95
combines word processor and database
Buyer’s Guide Company List
Abacus
2201 Kalamazoo SE PO Box 7219 Grand Rapids, Ml 49510 616 241-5510
Absoft
2781 Bond St.
Auburn Hills, MI 48057 313 853 0050
Access Software
2561 S 1560 W Wood Cross, UT 84087 801 298-9077 800 824-2549
Accolade
20813 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014 408 446-5757
ACDA Corp.
220 Belle Meade Ave. Setauket, NY 11733 516 689-7722
Activision
PO Box 7286
Mountain View, CA 94039 415 960-0410
Aegis Development 2210 Wilshtre Blvd.
Suite 277
Santa Monica, CA 90403 213 392*9972
American Software Distributers
RR 1 Box 290 Bldg. 30
Urbana, 1L 61801 217 643-2050
AMIGA Business Computers
43 Harbor View Dr. Northport, NY 11768 516 757-7334
APT Inc.
PO Box 2908
Huntington, WV 25728-2908
Arbor Soft Inc.
5329 Main St. Suite 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515 312 971-2868
Artworx
1844 Pen field Rd.
Pen field. NY 14526
716 385-6120
800 828-6573
ASDG
280 River Rd. Suite 54A Piscatawav, NJ 08854 201 563-0529
Associated Computer Services 1306 East Sunshine Springfield, MO 65804 417 887-7373
Astrosoft
PO Box 973
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Avant-Garde 2213 Woodburn Plano, TX 75075 214 964-0260
Bantam Software
Bantam Electronic Publishing
666 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10103 212 765-6500
BaudviUe
5380 52nd St. SE Grand Rapids, Ml 49508 616 957-3036
Benaiah Computer Products Inc. PO Box 14502 Huntsville, AL 35815 205 881*1110 800 622-7462
B. E.S.T. Inc.
1 1525 SW Durham Rd.
Bldg. D
Tigard, OR 97224
503 684-6655
800 368-BEST
Bethesda Softworks distributed by Electronic Arts
Blank Software
1034 Natoma St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 415 863-9224
Brown- Wagh Associates
16795 Lark Ave.
Suite 210
Los Gatos, CA 95030 408 395-3838
Byte By Byte
Arboretum Plaza II
9442 Capitol of Texas Hwy. N
Suite 150
Austin, TX 78759
512 343-4357
C Ltd
723 East Skinner Witchita, KS 67211 316 267-3807
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Capilano Computer Systems
PO Box 86971
N. Vancouver, BC Canada V7L 4P6 604 669-6343
Central Coast Software 268 Bowie Dr.
Los Osos, CA 93402 805 528-4906
Chang Labs
5300 Stevens Creek Rd.
San Jose, CA 95129 408 246-8020
ClassicCompu
3100 W Chapel Ave.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 609 667*7695
Clockwork Computers Inc.
4612 Holly Ridge Rd. Rockville, MD 20853 301 924*5509
Command Simulations
Bldg. 3, 297 North St. Hyannis, MA 02601 617 790-1994
Commodore Business Machines 1200 Wilson Dr.
West Chester, PA 19380 215 431-9100
Complete Data Automation Inc. PO Box 1052 Yreka. CA 96097 916 842*3431
The Taoist monk and the student sat beneath a naked cherry tree, its summer leaves long fallen. Gray sky and chill wind, mist more than rain dampened the ground, dampened their silk robes, numbed their oosteriors. The student fidgeted while the monk, eyes half closed, enjoyed the sensations. Cold buns are. After all, another element of existence.
After a time, the student grew bored, and thinking that the monk had fallen asleep, pulled a magazine out of his robes and began to read. The student, trying very hard to keep ‘‘the uncut stone" in mind while he read, soon thought he had encountered a deviation from the Way. This was not uncommon. Most things done by Westerners were more of an imposition
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on life than a following of life. But this instance was more annoying than others, and the student snorted his disdain. The monk, who really had fallen asleep, woke at the sound and turned to the student.
'‘Master," said the youth. "I know we cannot be responsible for the misdirections of others, but this magazine bothers me,"
"Oh?" Said the Master, taking the magazine from the lad. He began to flip carefully through the pages.
"Yes," said the student. "I have a subscription, and for the most part, I find the magazine useful. For a magazine, it is an unusually enligthened publication. But some of these articles seem to have as little substance as the clouds that drift over the summer garden."
"Did you read this interview with Andy Warhol?" Asked the monk.
"That is what I mean! I wish to understand my Amiga like I wish to understand life. You teach me about life and the magazine is supposed to teach me about the Amiga not MTV, Warhol, or what might haopen sometime in the future!"
The monk thought for a moment, then motioned the student to follow him. Together they walked the miles back to the temple where the monk lived. The student followed the monk down long halls where he had never dared go before. Finally, they entered the monk’s humble cell. It was stark, cold and simple, but on the floor in the very center of the room was an Amiga computer. The monk knelt before the computer and booted up a word processing file. It was an article. "Zen and the CLI" was the title. It was neat, double spaced, and included the monk's name, address, phone number and Social Security number. As the student read, the monk pulled out a copy of the AmigaWorld author’s guidelines.
"I sent a self-addressed stamped envelope to
AmigaWorld Submissions 80 Elm Street Peterborough, NH 03458
and as night follows day, I received the guidelines. When I finish the article, I will send it to the same address and wait patiently six to eight weeks for a reply.
"If you feel that the content of AmigaWorld deviates from the true path to complete understanding, then don't just complain. The sharing of knowledge so that others may benefit is but another step on the endless road. Just because one enjoys life for what it is does not mean that one cannot take a hand in its future form.”
The student, recognizing wisdom when he heard it, bowed deeply before the monk.
Outside, in the still temple courtyard, the rain had stopped.
In the wind were the faint echoes of one hand clapping.
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Combined with other software products, including Aegis VideoTitler, Aegis Animator, Images, Deluxe Paint II, or Aegis Animation Workshop, your animations will shift into high gear. Aegis puts you in the winner's circle! Join the team today!
Actually, we're being conservative. The ANIM feature in VideoScape 3-D can play up to sixty frames in one second.
Real time. Perfect for desktop video production. Perfect for desktop presentation. The ultimate 3-D animation system for the Amiga.
VideoScape 3-D has been designed to work with any Amiga computer using a minimum of 512K RAM. It features solid object generation with hidden surface removal, diffuse reflection from a light source, specular reflection, and a wire frame mode.
VideoScape's Easy Geometry Generator lets you create simple geometric shapes like cubes, spheres, boxes, and cones. You can also use Designer 3-D's visual interface to create unusual shapes. VideoScape 3-D includes a series of objects created by Allen Hastings, as well as IFF foregrounds and backgrounds painted by Jim Sachs and Richard LaBarre. You can generate frames and automati-
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Comp timed
PO Box 6939
Salinas, CA 93912 403 758*2436
Computer Arts PO Box 529 Opp. AL 36467 205 493-6312
Computer Toolsmith distributed by T & I. Products 2645 Wilson St.
Carlsbad. CA 92008 619 729-4020
Computerware
Box 668
4403 Manchester Ave. Suite 102 Encinitas, CA 92024 619 436-3512
Conflict Recreations Inc.
PO Box 272 Oakdale, CT 06370
Creative Solutions Inc.
4701 Randolph Rd. Suite 12 Rockville, MD 20852 301 984-0262 800 367-8465
Crystal Rose Software
109 S Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101-2417 818 795-6664
Dark Horse Box 36162
Greensboro. NC 27416 919 852-3698
Data Research Processing Inc. 5121 Audrey Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649 714 840-7186
Data Soft
distributed by Electronic Arts
Delta Research 201 D St. Suite 15 San Rafael. CA 94901 415 485-6867
Designtech Business Systems 850 Burrand St. Suite 304 Vancouver. BC Canada V6Z 2JI 604 669-1855
Desktop AI 1720 Post Rd. E Westport, CT 06880 203 255-3400
Digital Creations
1333 Howe Ave.
Suite 208
Sacramento, CA 95825 916 344-4825
Digital Solutions
30 Wertheim Court 2 Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada L4B 1B9 416 731-8775
Digi tools
PO Box 7417
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Discovery Software International 163 Conduit St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 301 268-9877
Dr. Tease
220 Boylston St. Suite 306 Chestnut Hill. MA 02167 617 244-6954
The Dragon Group
148 Poca Fork Rd.
Elkview, WV 25071 304 965-5517
Eagle Tree Software PO Box 164 Hopewell, VA 23860 804 452-0623
Eastern Telecom Inc.
9514 Brimton Dr.
Orlando. FL 32817 305 657-4355
Eclipse Data Management
1930 West GlenOaks Blvd. Suite 3
Glendale, CA 91201 818 840-8757
E. C.T. Sampleware PO Box 36
Sierra Madre, CA 91024 408 741-0117
Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171
Emusofl Corp.
1400 Chicago Ave. 303 Evanston, IL 60201 312 869-6676
Epyx
600 Galveston Dr.
Redwood City. CA 94063 415 366*0606
Felsina Software
3175 S Hoover St. 275 Los Angeles. CA 90007 213 669-1497
Finally Software
2255 Ygnecio Valley Rd. Suite N Walnut Creek, CA 94598 415 935-0393
Firebird Licensees 71 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick. NJ 07463 201 444-5700
First Byte
distributed by Electronic Arts
Future Computer Applications PO Box 6140 Santa Fe, NM 87502 505 984*0774
Gimpel Software 3207 Hogarth Ln.
Collegeville, PA 19426 215 584-4261
The Gold Disk
2179 Dunwin Dr. 6 Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5L 1X2 416 828-0913
Haitex Resources 208 Carrollton Park Suite 1207 Carrollton, TX 75006 214 241-8030
Harvsoft
Box 725
Buffalo, NY 14207 716 877-3510
Hash Enterprises 14201 SE 16th Circle Vancouver, WA 98684 206 256-8567
Hi-Tech Graphics Box 446
Tallmadge, OH 44278 Impulse Inc.
6860 Shingle Creek Pkwy. 110 Minneapolis. MN 55430 ' 612 566-0221 800 328-0184
Infinity Software 1144 65th St. Suite C Emeryville, CA 94608 415 420-1551
Infocom
125 CambridgcPark Dr. Cambridge, MA 02140 617 492-6000
Infocom Mail Order
PO Box 478 Cresskill, NJ 07626 800 262-6868
INSIGHT Lehner Communications 2708 Arlington Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035 312 432-5458
Intelligent Memory distributed by C Ltd
Intelligent Music PO Box 8748 Albany, NY 12208 518 434-4110
Interactive Analytic Node 2345 W Medicine Lake Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55441 612 559-6601
Inter Active Softworks 57 Post St. Suite 811 San Francisco, CA 94104 415 956-2660
Interstel
distributed by Electronic Arts
Invotronics Inc.
11311 Stemmons Freeway Suite 8
Dallas, TX 75229 214 241-9515
ISD Marketing
2651 Johns St. Unit 3 Markham, Ontario Canada L3R 2W5 416 479-1990
ISM Inc.
PO Box 247 Phoenix, MD 21131 301 666-2672
Jenday Sofhvare PO Box 4313 Garden Grove, CA 92642 714 636-3378
JMH Software
7200 Hemlock Ln.
Maple Grove. MN 55369 612 424-5464
John 1:1 Graphics
PO Box 316 Bellflower, CA 90706 ?
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New from Progressive Peripherals & Software, Inc.
For ™ 500, 7 000, 2000
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IntroCAD
Use IntroCAD for:
* Report illustrations
* Flow charts
* Floorplans
* Block diagrams
* Time lines
* Technical documents
* Service manuals
* Brochures
* Circuit diagrams
* School materials
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* Site plans
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Designed for the Amiga Uses Amiga’s intuitive user interface
Draw lines, boxes, circles and arcs
Adjustable text size Isometeric and projection gridding
User selectable X and Y axis pop-up rulers Erase, move, clone, size, rotate, set color and line style and more.
All this power at your finger
tips for only... $ 79.95
Megabytes xpandable to 8 megs Optional 68010 rocessor
Optional 68881 math oprocessor [evolutionary patent- ending design lo jumpers needed uto-configures its inside the A500 XP-512 compatible vailable soon
Superbase Professional is coming in November- contact your dealer for details!
EXP-1000
* 1 megabyte of RAM
’ Revolutionary patent- pending design
* No jumpers needed
* Auto-configures
* Fits inside the A500
* Only $ 399.95
* 3.5-inch external disk drive
* Amiga 1010 compatible
* Only 11 2-inch high
* Long 27-inch drive attachment cable
* Spring-loaded door
* Solid all-metal construction
* FCC approved
* Same color as Amiga
* Only...$ 239.95
Vizawrite
A state-of-the-art word- processor. Display fonts on screen as they will print... true WYSIWYG display. Easily drop-in IFF pictures or brushes anywhere in your document. Re-size at will!
$ 149.95
PP&S delivers the first truly professional image enhancement software for the Amiga. New Hyper-sliceTM technology uses the Amiga Blitter chip to accelerate graphics processing by a factor of ten. Performs over 3,000 effects on ANY image format. $ 69.95
Progressive Peripherals & Software, Inc. Denver, CO 80204
(303) 825-4144
iga and A1010 are trademarks of Commodore-Amiga, Inc., EXP-8000 + , EXP-1000, Prodrive, IntroCAD and PIXmate are trademarks of Progressive Peripherals & Software, inc., Vizawrite is a trademark of Viza Software, Ltd.
Joyce I. feck Box 1051
Qualicum Beach. BC Canada VOR 2T0 604 752-3364
Jumpdisk
1493 Mountain View Ave. Chico. CA 95926 916 343-7658
Karl R. Denton
PO Box 56 Westland, MI 48185 313 522-0939
Kent Engineering Cjf Design
4215 Jordan Rd.
PO Box 178
Mottville, NY 13119-0178 315 685-8237
Lattice
2500 S Highland Ave,
Suite 300
Lombard, IL 60148
312 916-1600
800 533-3577
Lightning Publishing Consultants 1821 N Ohio St.
Arlington, VA 22205 703 534-8030
Lionheart Publishing
PO Box 379 Alburg, VT 05440 514 933-4918
Magic Circle 10 Radford PI.
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Magnetic Music RD 5
Box 227A Myrtle Dr.
Mahopac, NY 10541 914 248-8208
Manx Software Systems One Industrial Way West Eatontown, NJ 07724 800 221-0440
Mark of the Unicom 222 Third St.
Cambridge, MA 02142 617 576-2760
Megatronics
359 S. Main St.
Logan, UT 84321 801 752-2642
Meridian Software Inc.
PO Box 890408 Houston, TX 77289-0408 713 488-2144
Metacomco pie 26 Portland Sq.
Bristol England BS2 8RZ 011*44-272-428-781
Metadigm Inc.
19762 MacArthur Blvd. Irvine, CA 92715 714 955-2555
MetaSoft Limited
PO Box 7293
Las Cruces, NM 88006
505 374-9252
MichTron
576 Telegraph Pontiac, MI 48053 313 334-5700
MicroDimensions Inc.
455 N University Ave. Provo, UT 84601 801 377-0933
Micro Ed Inc.
PO Box 24750 Edina, MN 55424 612 929-2242
Micro Entertainment
14 Wisteria Way
South Portland, ME 04106
800 255-5217
Microlllusi ons
17408 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills, CA 91344 818 360-3715 800 522-2041
Micro Magic
Suite 320B
261 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 415 327-9107
MicroMaster Software 1289 Broadhead Rd. Monaca, PA 15061 412 775-3000
MicroProse
180 Lakefront Dr.
Hunt Valley, MD 21030 301 7711151
MicroSearch
9896 SW Freeways Houston, TX 77074 713 988-2818
MicroSmiths Inc.
PO Box 561 Cambridge, MA 02140 617 576-2878
Micro W
PO Box 198 Butler, NJ 07405 201 838-5606
Miles Computing Inc.
7741 Alabama Ave. Suite 2 Canoga Park, CA 91304 818 341-1411
Mimetics Corp.
PO Box 60238 Sta. A Palo Alto, CA 94306 408 741-0117
Mindscape 3444 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062 312 480-7667
New Horizons Software PO Box 43167 Austin. TX 78745 512 329-6215
New Tek
115 West Crane St.
Topeka, K.S 66603 913 354-1146
Northwest Machine Specialties
3611 Joshua NE Salem, OR 97305 503 588-0008
Omega Star Software PO Box 1831 Clemson, SC 29633 803 882-3602
Opcode Systems 1024 Hamilton Ct.
Menlo Park, CA 94025 415 321-8977
Origin Systems
distributed by Broderbund Software 17 Paul Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903-2101 415 492-3200
The Other Guys PO Box H Logan, UT 84321 801 753-7620 800 942-9402
Oxxi Inc.
3428 Falcon Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807 213 427-2080
PAR Software Inc.
PO Box 1089 Vancouver, WA 98666 206 695-1368
Paragon Software 600 Rugh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601 412 838-1166
PDJ Software
111 Thorn wood Dr.
Marl ton, NJ 08053 609 596-8991
Pecan Software Systems 1410 39th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11218 718 85 i-3100
Polarware Software PO Box 311 Geneva, IL 60134 312 232-1984
Polyglot Software
10431 Ardyce Ct.
Boise, ID 83704 208 375-3741
Progressive Peripherals Software
464 Kalamath St.
Denver, CO 80204 303 825-4144
Psygnosis Ltd. Distributed by Computer Software Serv ices 2150 Executive Dr.
Addison, IL 60101 800 422-4912
PVS Publishing
3800 Botticelli Suite 40 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503 636-8677
Quelo Inc.
2464 33rd Ave. W Suite 173 Seattle, WA 98199 206 285*2528 ?
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SPACE QUEST 30s ’
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ULTIMA IV 36s'
WINNIE THE POOH 15"
ROGUE 23"
TEMPLE Of APSHAl TRILOGY 11”
WINTER GAMES 23"
WORLD GAMES 23"
GUILD OF THIEVES 26"
PAWN 26"
STARGLIDER 26"
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CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF 23"
CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL 23s' GBA CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL 26"
GFL CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL 26s'
A MIND FOREVER VOYAGING 26?'
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BUREAUCRACY 23"
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KING Of CHICAGO 29"
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SIN BAD 29s'
THE PERFECT SCORE 47s'
UNINVITED 29"
GUNSHIP 23"
SILENT SERVICE 23s7
DISCOVERY MATH 73"
DISCOVERY SPELL 23"
DISCOVERY TRIVIA 23s'
FAERY TALE ADVENTURE 29"
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BALANCE OF POWER 29
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26" LPD PLANNER 71”
14" LPD WRITER 71”
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29" ARCTIC FOX 24”
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CHESSMASTER 2000 27"
20" DELUXE MUSIC
73" CONSTRUCTION 2.0 60"
133" DELUXE PAINT 60s7
23" DELUXE PAINT
29s' DATA DISK 1 18"
47" DELUXE PAINT II 78”
53" DELUXE PRINI 60"
47" DELUXE PRINT
17" DATA DISK *2 18"
20" DELUXE VIDEO 60s'
17" DONALD DUCK S
23" PLAYGROUND 15”
41" EARL WEAVER BASEBALL 30”
47" FANTACIDE 30*
77*' FINANCIAL COOKBOOK 30s’
149" GOLDEN OtDtES 21”
59=" INSTANT MUSIC 30”
89" KING S QUEST 30s’
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119s' KING'S QUEST III 30s'
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59s' MAXI DESK 42"
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1-800-331-7054 1-800-233-6345
226 Lincoln Road • Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Queue Software 562 Boston Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
203 335-0908
800 232-2224
Quicksilver Sofliuare
426 West St.
Whiting, IA 51063 712 458-2050
Ready Soft PC) Box 1222 Lewiston, NY 14092 416 731-4175
Revolution Software
PC) Box 38
West Chester, PA 19381 215 4300412
RGB Video Creations 2574 PC,A Blvd.
Suite 104
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 305 622-0138
Right Answers Group
Box 3699
Torrance, CA 90510 213 325-1311
Robert Shannon
741 East 305 Woodland, CA 95695 916 622-9591
Royal Software
PO Box 8900-156 Salem, OR 91303-0890
RTL Programming Aids
10844 Deerwood SE Lowell, MI 49331 616 897-5672
S. Anthony Studios
889 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94107 415 826-6193
Scientific Software
PO Box 202 Rex Cord. NY 12148
Sedona Software 1 1844 Rancho Bernardo Rd. Suite 20
San Diego, CA 92128 619 451 0151
Seven Seas Software PO Box 41 1
Port Townsend, WA 98360 206 385-3771
Sierra On-Line Inc.
distributed by Electronic Arts
Silver Software
77 Mead St.
Bridgeport, CT 06610 203 366*7775
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1987 Amiga World Editors’ Choice Awards
The How Many Votes Can You Stuff in One Box Award
Earl Weaver Baseball from Electronic Arts. This game is our all-time favorite best use of an Amiga software-hardware-any thing- you-can-think-of product ever created by humans during this century. It beats sliced bread by a loaf, Saran Wrap can’t touch it. The paper clip pales by comparison, penicillin is just another mold. . .well, you get the idea. The staff really liked Earl Weaver Baseball and wanted it to win twice (from our staff of five it received 162 votes).
The Word Processor We’ve All Been Waiting For Award
WordFkrfect from WordPerfect Corp. Everyone has been waiting for a great word processor for the Amiga and it’s finally arrived.
WordPerfect delivers just about everything that anyone can ask of a word processor. Unless the folks at WordPerfect Corp. go crazy and decide to end their policy of annual updates, this program will be the best Amiga word processor for a long, long time.
The Best Thingamajig Award
TimeSaver from C Ltd. More than just a clock calendar, better than auto-config, TimeSaver is a nifty little device that con- nects between the keyboard and the Amiga. It not only sets the time and date automatically. But also lets you define keyboard macros and other good stuff. Our Tech Editor
The Three Best Ways To Avoid Doing Any Work Award
HERE WE ARE AGAIN with another round of end-of-the-year fame, fortune, fun and frolic it's the Amiga World Editors' Choice Awards. This has been a tradition around here for years and years (well, actually this is only the second year, but traditions have to start somewhere). In case you missed it last year, the Editors’ Choice Awards are given to products that just seem like they ought to get an award. Sometimes we thought they were the best, the most influential, the most important to the Amiga community', the most fun or those backed by the best bribes from manufacturers.
The decision-making process was very complex and not even close to scientific. It involved voting, counting, more voting, calls for recounts when names of dead editors appeared on the registration lists, accusations of ballot-stuffing, graft, under-the-counter deals cut in smokey rooms with labor leaders, mud-slinging, smear campaigns and every thing else that goes along with the democratic system. (We took our cue from that monumental work on the subtleties of electoral politics, One Man, One Vote: Creative Interpretations and Variations, by Ferdinand Marcos.) This year the process got even sillier.
Anyway, here are the products we think deserve special mention for 1987. If you think that we left something out that should have won an award, you’re probably right. In fact, this is the last time these awards will be decided by the editorial staff. Next year, you get to pick the winners as the Editors’ Choice Awards become the Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Silent Sendee from MicroProse, Shanghai from Activision and Leader Board from Access Software Inc. These three games can be blamed for all the tvpos you’ve found in Amiga World over the past three or four issues. We were going to go monthly back in May but spent too much time on the links, under water and clicking mah-jongg tiles. Current high score on Silent Service around the office is 108,000 tons (with two WGSCs on staff); 17 under par is the standard to beat on Leader Board; and the greatest number of times “seeing the dragon” (three or four hundred) belongs to an editor who plans to name his first-born child after Shanghai author Brodie Lockard.
The Best Company Name Award
Emusoft. Nothing more needs to be said.
The Some People Have a Way With Words and Others Not Have Way Award
Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of
It from lnfocom. Cliches, puns, spoonerisms and absurd word play make this game quite chucklefull.
The Best Games to Show Off Your Amiga With Award
Anything from Master Designer Software (distributed by Mindscape). Defender of the Crown, SDI, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon. Great Amiga graphics, animation and music. Game play isn’t bad cither. If you want to make your Mac buddies envious, just boot up one of these and snicker.
The Knock Our Socks Off Again Award
Digi-Paint from New Tek. This is the second major product from New Tek in the Amiga line. Last year the company came out with the Digi-View digitizer at an astounding price while everyone was waiting for a digi- tizer-thut-shall remain-nameless. Digi-View is certainly a cornerstone Amiga product can you imagine a world without it? and Digi-Paint, a $ 59.95 paint program that uses the Amiga’s 4,096-color Hold-and- Modify mode, could very well wind up in that same exalted category.
The Best Award
B. E.S.T. Business Management from B.F..S.T. Inc.. They claimed to have the best accounting software for the Amiga, it looked like the best, and everyone we’ve talked to loves it the best, so although I’m not an accountant. I guess that B.E.S.T. from B.E.S.T. is. . .you figure it out.
The Managing Editor’s Best Friend Award
GoldSpell from Gold Disk. The reason that GoldSpell wins this award is because our Editor-in-Chicf, who has been known to misspell two-letter words, uses it before turning in articles to the Managing Editor to be edited.
The Best Product That Only a Tech Editor Could Love Award
AJC Basic from Absoft. He was very adamant about this BASIC compiler winning an award, but when he tried to explain why it was so great people started leaving the room. So we have to trust his judgement. It must be a wonderful product.
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The If You Don’t Like It Change It Award
The Calligrapher from Inter Active Soft- works. A font editor that’s pretty slick, this program does the job, has a bunch of nice features, and, if you are a font fanatic, could save you a lot of money.
The What a Neat Idea Award
Microfiche Filer from Software Visions. A database that is set up like a microfiche file. Easy, simple, obvious. A neat idea.
The Let’s Get the Gang Together, Rent a Barn and Put Out a Magazine Award
City Desk from MicroSearch. Our reviewer thought that City Desk was the best desktop publishing package available for the Amiga, and we could see no reason to doubt him.
The Victims of Our Lead Time Award
This one goes to a group of great looking products that hadn’t quite made it to market before the deadline for this issue. High on the list is the amazing video hardware coming out of Mimetics, and Professional Page, a monster desktop publishing program from Gold Disk. These products will push back the frontiers of desktop video and desktop publishing. Of course, at the top of the list is the Amiga 2000, which, although delayed, will be out in the fourth quarter. Together with all the hardware and software products designed to take advantage of the A2()()()’s flexibility, this expandable Amiga will go where no personal computer has gone before.®
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Amigas are receiving top billing in a number of stage, screen and musical productions, so let’s preview some o 'Amiga World 5 award-winning shows.
WE’VE NOTICED LATELY that Amigas are turning up quite frequently in the credits for performing arts productions. Concerts, movies, plays, television shows Amigas are moving center stage as a vital, and very visible, part of the show in so many different media.
As a result, we’ve had our reporters out tracking down some of these performing Amigas to let our readers know what their favorite computer has been up to. In keeping with the theme of several of our other pieces in this end-of-the-year issue (see “ 1987 Editors’ Choice Awards” for some prizes based on some of our favorite selections), we have, in fact, decided to make some additional
awards here in the performing arts.
So get the tux out of mothballs and let the drums roll. We’ve got a Tony for a team of creative Amigas in a college theater program in Illinois. A Grammy goes to those hard-driving, rock ’n rolling Amigas backing up the band Oingo Boingo. And we award an Emmy to some techie- type Amigas that help bring us TV’s inimitable Max Headroom. Sorry, no Oscar this time around we’re going to defer on that until we check out a rumor about a new movie featuring an Amiga-digitized suave southern ladies’ man who turns high-tech Mideast terrorist- fighter. . .you guessed it, RAMbeau! ?
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You may be surprised to learn that the cat ting edge of (he computer movement in theater is not to he found on Broadway or even off Broadway; nor is it in Chicago. San Francisco. Louisville, Minneapolis or any of the other leading regional theater centers throughout the country. For our "'Pony" award we go to a small town in northern Illinois called Palatine, site of the campus of William Rainey Harper College.
AmigaWorld spoke recently with Michael Brown, a member of Harper's Art Department who teaches stagecraft and is the set designer for the college's theater productions. Brown showed us a team of three AMIGAs hard at work designing sets, assembling slideshow projections and creating a host of special effects for the variety oj productions during Harper's 1987 season. From nan-traditional set designs to explosive multimedia finales to
computer-generated ghost images, Brazen's A mi gas were earning their M.F.A. degrees with honors.
We pick up the story from Professor Brown as he discusses first Harper's recently-concluded production of Beth Henley's (of Crimes of the Heart
fame) The Miss Firecracker Contest, , .
By Michael Brown
Computers in the design room? , . . We had talked about it for years*., it sounded very exciting. . .but si ill we were all a bit skeptical. . .all that programming. , .how would we use them? . . . What would we do with the images? In any event, we took the plunge and ordered three Amigas. When they arrived in the summer of 1986, we started work with several art students who had completed basic studio courses. Using programs such as DeluxcPaint and Aegis Images, the students began to experiment. We added a Kurta Mouse Pen and their scope expanded. We needed a project that would put them and the Amigas to the test.
Beth Henley provided our challenge. The Miss Firecracker Contest was the college's next production, and as set designer for the show, 1 began to see the possibilities take shape. Could we use the Amiga’s visual design ability as a design and production tool for the next set? The director, John Muchmore, and I agreed a non-traditional set design could work for this play. The Amiga could be used in three basic areas of the production.
As the designer, I would use the Amiga to design the basic set. Create details and make color decisions. Two art students, Matt Mayfield amd Cheryl Hawman, would use Amigas to create images for slides to be projected on stage. They would introduce each act and scene and create the “Fourth of July Firecracker Display” finale called for in the script.
DeluxcPaint became our basic tool. As designers and artists, we were comfortable with its paint box and drawing style. The combination of “freehand” and “mechanical
drawing” tools coincided nicely with the students’ funda-
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Soon the basic three-dimensional concept was established. The next step was to create several possible designs for the flat surfaces. The idea was to represent visually the Fourth of July firecracker and beauty pageant that is basic to the play’s content. I used DeluxePaint’s brush tools and palette control functions to experiment with combinations of “stars and stripes” and “rocket burst” designs. It became obvious that many more possibilities and variations ol a design or detail could be explored in a shorter time than with traditional sketchbook and paint approaches.
Meanwhile, the students were busy. Their projection slides had to fulfill several purposes. In introducing the scenes, the slides must tell the audience where the action is, the time of day and the ambience. The play’s setting is a small southern town with interior, exterior, day and night scenes.
After deciding what kinds of images the scenes required, they searched for photographs to use as source material. These were traced into the computer using the Kurta Mouse
Pen and DeluxePaint, A xerox machine proved useful in allowing copying, cutting and recombining of source material prior to tracing into the computer. After the basic image was entered, the students were able to design, color and refine the image so that they were related in style and color.
I he finished images were photographed from the monitor using a 35mm slide film at one-thirtieth-ofa-second (or slower) shutter speed with the camera mounted on a tripod. This simple method produced inexpensive slides of a quality that projected a larger image without significant distortion, so we did not have a projected rectangular edge to deal with.
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The large and noisy firecracker show at the end of the play was ;i little more complicated. To create this effect, 1 decided to use a combination of slides, multiple projectors, sound effects and lighting effects. By using a computerized controller to activate the projectors, it is possible to project slides at a rate of eight per second. This produces an acceptable animation effect. The art students designed the firecracker slides where the rockets rise, burst and dissolve on the Amiga using DeluxePaint. The image was saved to disk at very frequent intervals as it was created. The total number of intervals per rocket would be 25 to 35. The completed rocket sequences were photographed from the monitor as described previously. Registration of the slides was maintained by not moving the camera position until each set was complete. To produce one minute of “rockets bursting on high," we generated about four to five hundred slides and used a rack of eight carousel projectors synchronized with taped sound effects and cued lighting effects.

Well, how did it all work? The whole concept was very effective. As a set design tool, the Amiga is limited only by the programs available.
The optimum program would need the image-creation ability of DeluxePaint and the CAD qualities of Aegis Draw, and not expend a prohibitive quantity of memory. It would also be useful to be able to rotate a three-dimensional set concept by using VideoScape 3-D or some similar program.
The slide projection was the most successful part of our design project. There are ways to produce better quality slides than photographing from the monitor; yet, considering the large quantity of slides we needed and the time involved in shooting them, this was a practical and economical procedure.
After The Miss Firecracker Contest production, I used the Amiga to create a set model for Man of LaMancha. To facilitate color and lighting experiments, I used Digi-View to capture the image of the model from different angles and enhanced the image with DeluxePaint.
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio...”
A more challenging prospect, however, for the Amiga may lie in a future production of Hamlet. The appearance of the ghost of Hamlet’s father has been the source of many experimental production techniques and the Amiga may offer one of the more innovative “special effects” approaches. I have developed an experimental set of slides for programmed projection that could use a spoken soundtrack. ?
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SHAKESPEARE DOES NOT offer us much technical assistance when he introduces us to the Ghost in Hamlet. The only stage directions given are contained in the title of this sidebar. Perhaps he really had no idea that an Amiga might one day be used to create a ghostly presence before our very eyes. (It was. After all, only 1603. More than three and a half centuries before the age of the microcomputer.)
In any event, to develop my techniques for dramatizing the ghost of Hamlet's father, I chose to use a photographic image and a video image of a face as a basis from which I could develop a ghost image. This choice would provide direct comparison of two computer approaches that I wanted to try. The actual development of the sequence ot images is based on the concept of building a ghost image up to solid form from what appears to be thin air and then dissolving it back into thin air. This would take several sequential slides for each pose of the ghost image. Building up and dissolving the image could use the same slide sequence in forward and reverse projection. The general approach to developing the image is similar for both the photographic and the video sources, involving a series of steps as follows: :
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2. Clear up source image with Dpaint.
Traced Image: Refine drawing.
Digitized Image: Eliminate background areas and isolate face image as desired.
3. Develop sequential images with Dpaint.
Dissolve Image: Break down, eliminate, alter and distort the image.
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4. Color the images with Dpaint.
Black-and-White Source Image: Assign colors and values using the palette controls.
Color Source Image: Change and modify colors using die palette controls.
5. Photograph the images.
Use a direct screen-to-film system for high-resolution slides.
Use a 35mm camera with tripod for offscreen slides at 1 30 sec. Or slower shutter speed.
A) Accurate sequential registration of slide images requires that the camera not be moved from its position when photographing the sequence of slides.
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I chose to use a photographic image and a video-digitized image of a face for comparison of two approaches. In one approach 1 used an 8" x 10" black-and-white photograph and traced it on the Kurta Mouse Pen using DeluxePaint. I? Next “contoured” the line drawing as if it were a geographic map and gave each contour a gray value from light to dark to enhance the illusion of three-dimensionality. Finally, I blended the edges to produce my ghost face.
Now I needed to play with the appearing and disappearing qualities of my ghost. I also wanted to experiment with a digitized face image. After digitizing the “model” face, I eliminated the background to isolate the ghost image. I then dissolved and manipulated it using DeluxePaint, saving tin* image periodically for photographing.
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To make the ghost appear or disappear, the slides are projected in forward or reverse sequence using a dissolve tech
nique. The computer image has a “light” quality that is ideal for ghost or surreal images. (For a more detailed description of these procedures, sec the sidebar above.)
¦ Although we have not yet used these images in a production. I feel that tins technique could be quite effective. With some color enhancement and slight distortion of the image using DeluxePaint, and the use of a good character actor as the model for the digitized base image, an Amiga ghost may soon appear on our stage to chill us perhaps even more than Shakespeare’s original did when he exclaimed to the Globe Theater audience:
I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would hairow up thy soul; freeze thy young blood;
Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres;
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m m he hall is deceptively silent before Oingo ¦Boingo takes the stage. Rut even before the lights go up, an Amiga-designed logo fills the M backlit video screen with a sparkle of cycling colors. Computer-controlled lights reveal the band, and the frenzy begins in a burst of sound and color.
Lead singer Danny Klfman leaps madly upon the stage with his red hair ablaze as if he has just sprung unexpectedly upon the world. He sings of fear and dreams while the sampled throb of African drums, gamelan, Tibetan chimes and Chinese gongs create a mass of sound punctuated by an attack of live horns.
Behind the band, an Amiga computer mirrors bis lyrics
of technology as a pioneer rock group in its onstage use of personal computer graphics. Lighting and Marketing Director Charlie Unkeless, working with artist Georgeann Dcen and video savant Jeff Bruette, found the Amiga ideal for
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creating original color graphics and animations. Deen uses DeluxePaint II, Aegis Images and Digi-View to create the art, and then Rruette manipulates it with Aegis Animator. These computer images can be translated cheaply into tour merchandising, and special themes cap be created easily for individual shows. For Halloween, they created a 15-foot hat with a 20-foot multicolored wingspread on a swirling background, as smaller hats flew eerily about the stage.
For their 1987 New Year’s Eve show, Oingo Boingo staged
in brightly looming phantasms of archetypal skulls and a an Amiga extravaganza, with a Bruette animation of a skull
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head becomes 15 feet tall, with eyes that pop out and turn into spinning, enlarging kaleidoscopes of color that leave a trail of colored circles worming about the screen. After two hours of pandemonium and dancing, the show ends with an Amiga animation of an extraterrestrial driving a red convertible down a desert road at sunset. Then the BOINGO logo floats across the sky as the stage fades to black.
Their music is thundering, hard-driving rock and roll with two guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, two saxophones and trumpet. After 12 years on the tour circuit with hits like “Weird Science,” this LA-based band has recently released its Fifth album, “BOI NGO”
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and retracted. At 30 seconds to midnight, metamorphosing numbers began a countdown that danced across the screen, giving way to “HAPPY 1987” in wildly cycling colors. A giant animated red devil hailed the New Year and jabbed merrily with his pitchfork while the ceiling rained balloons and a 12-foot fireworks skull (designed using Aegis Draw) burned. “It was one of the best moments I’ve ever had in a show," according to Unkeless. “These animations really make an impact when they’re 15-by-20-feet tall.”
a hard time seeing. Says Unkeless, “Video closeups add a tie men clous impact to a show. 1 first realized that when the
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band was playing at the US Festival in 1982. When the giant Mitsubishi TV display started two or three songs into the set, the crowd started roaring. They got completely involved, and we had this tumultuous ovation at the end of the show.”
So, the lull band lighting setup includes four video cameras that operate through a closed-circiiit TV for close ups, Amiga graphics that are stored on VMS or slide formal and a Fairlight Computer Video Instrument (CVI) for image enhancement and special effects. The CVI also mixes and sequences the light images together through its switcher control, just like an audio mixing board mixes sound.
The CVI. However, has a severe limitation for live show
performance: You can't create effects and live video se
quences without bringing up an unsightly menu on the stage screen. The stage show has had to be programmed rigidly into the CVI in advance, and no changes could be made during the live show. Fortunately, the group has solved this problem With a video interface to connect the CVT tn the Amiga. With this system, the Amiga drives the CVI software of over 100 effects, and the Amiga monitor contains the menu display, which is safely hidden from the audience. The CVI can then project the finished display with spontaneous wipes, dissolves and live trails of color.
This spectacular live show made possible by the Amiga has been important in the success of Oingo Boingo. According to Unkeless, “It’s the combination of audio and video that so captivates people. When MTV first started, people really responded to it because ii captures the attention of both your eyes and your ears. We’ve been watching movie musicals for over 50 years, but this is a new way to present a commercial form of the song. I'm excited about the Amiga because it gives me a whole new area to promote the band through images and graphics."
Write to Urn and Jean Means do Amiga World editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458.
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By Peggy Herrington
ike all famous personalities, M M-M-Max Headroom is a product of the times that created him. His ABC television hit series is produced by Lori mar Telephones on what used to be the famous MOM Studios in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles. The show is filmed on one of 29 motion picture sound stages crowded among other buildings on 44 acres of what must be some of the highest priced real estate in the world. Like the larger-than-life movie stars fashioned by MCM on this same site some four decades ago, Max is a reflection of the society in which he or, in this case, his creators live. He is, of course, the computer-created alter ego of investigative reporter Edison Carter, star of the series. By virtue of his meteoric popularity (not to mention his worldwide commercial endorsement of Classic Coke), Max has become one of today’s best known TV personalities.
Although you won’t catch Max making sly Amiga jokes or Edison Carter playing The Faery Tale Adventure on camera this season, if you read the credits that scroll down the screen each week, you will see that production computers were supplied by Commodore’s Amiga Division. And true to their grandiose movie heritage, Lorimar Telepictures doesn’t mess around; Just about everybody who is anybody (and a couple of people who looked liked they weren’t) seems to have an Amiga tucked quietly into his or her studio or office up to and including Peter Wagg, executive producer of the series and co-creator of Max and the story behind the series.
Taking place 20 minutes into the future, the show features Edison Carter, a journalist near and dear to the hearts of hard-hitting, irreverant media, who is sort of an investigative Robin Hood. He discovers himself in the employ of The Establishment, in this case the nefarious Network 23, which unbeknownst to him has been controlling the masses with blipverts, subliminal messages broadcast over TV sets without off switches. Fleeing from thugs in his first attempt to expose blipverts, Carter smashes his bike into a yellow-and-black- striped parking-lot barricade bearing a warning about “maximum headroom clearance” (which, after Network 23 botches an attempt to digitally record an unconscious Carter’s mind, supplies the name of Carter’s new persona).
Max’s Army
“Commodore computers are involved in the production of Max Headroom’ from script to screen,” remarked Jeff Bruette, a former Commodore employee who formed Ids own graphics production house in 1986 and is now technical consultant for the show (and who Figures prominently in the previous segment of this article on Oingo Boingo). Bruette filled me in on the details as we stifled coughs in the artifically smoke-filled atmosphere of destruction on the sound stage of “Max Headroom,” while poking into a van housing audiovisual equipment (including some Amiga 1000s) and freezing in our tracks as scenes for “Deities,” one of the show’s first network episodes, were being shot.
If the presence of 15 Amiga systems hadn’t convinced me that the computer is integrally involved in the series, Bruette’s explanation of how they are used would have, but contrary to rumor he denied that jerky, stuttering Max himself is Intuition-based. Neither he nor anyone there would reveal the details of how or with what kind of equipment Max is digitized (possibly because it’s all just too easy), but they may be employing more Commodore computers than any other project this side of West Chester, PA. I counted six A1000 systems and nine A2000s, plus half a dozen or so Commodore PC-10 II clones in use by staff writers in the production offices.
Primarily responsible for this influx of Amigas are Bruette and Richard Lewis, production designer for “Max Headroom,” both of whom were responsible for design and production of an “Amazing Stories” television episode that utilized Amiga graphics last season. In the case of Max, Amiga technology is used principally for the production of deceptively simple animated broadcast-quality graphic overlays that differentiate views from Carter’s VidiCam (his portable news camera) from those of Big Brother, Network 23’s Se« curicam scanners placed strategically throughout the war- torn land where the action takes place. Amiga-produced animations in the lower left corner of the screen (consisting of letters and numbers) also let you know' when the characters
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Amigas to the Rescue
While Max made a belated appearance during the latter half of the 1986-87 season on ABC network television, six pilot films were produced earlier last season by Lorimar a shown on cable TV systems throughout the country. Ma prior to Amiga involvement, according to Lewis, these episodes required almost constant use of a $ 250,000 computer system to create the graphicSoverlays, resulting in a nearly perpetual production bottleneck.
Thanks to the Amiga, this is a problem of the past. Amiga overlays are produced substantially on Bruette’s A1000, which is equipped with a Xebec hard-disk drive and 2-rne byte expansion RAM board by Microbotics. A CSA 68 board with 68881 math coprocessor still in the carton arrived at Lorimar the day before my visit and had no been installed. Bruette uses custom high-resolutf (640x400, HAM mode) animation software by Aegis Deve opment in addition to VideoSfepe 3-D and Electronic Arts’ DeluxePaint II to design the jpvcrlays. A Cal Comp color printer is used for hardcopy screen dumps when necessary7, and plans to utilitze it for creating props like labels for soft drink cans are in the works.
Just down the hall, art director Frank Pezza (formerly of “Miami Vice”) tests color combinations and designs logos with DeluxePaint II on his Amiga 1000. He also uses Microsystems Software’s Scribble! For cost breakdowns and budget reporting. Lewis also has an Amiga in his nearby office, and several others are across the lot in Lorimar’s post-procluction facilities.
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Although Amigas are currently employed strictly for "Max Headroom” at Lorimar, Max 5s only one of its properties; this season alone, the studio is involved in eleven first-run network television shows, ranging from “Dallas” and “Thunder Cats” to the seemingly unstoppable “Truth or Consequences.”
“The Amiga is the workhorse of our production on Max,” series producer Brian Frankish told me. “We use it in all aspects of our visual technology, and we use lots of technology around here,” he said with a smile. “We burn it up and we tell people like Commodore to bring us whatever they can come up with.”
And whatever Commodore comes lip with next probably will find its way there in multiple sets just like the Amiga. After all, what could be more appropriate than more digital gear for a man of our times like M-M-M-Max?B
Jpeggy Herrington is a contributing editor to AmigaWorld. Write to her do the magazine's editorial department at HO Elm St., InterI'm rough, NH (h
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City Desk is unprotected, and comes complete with both Postscript and HP LaserJet Plus drivers, as well as supporting most Preferences printers. Currently it does not support 24-pin printers, but MicroSearch promises an upgrade in the future.
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Will change size and style, even from letter to letter if you want. In the same manner, you can change the character of your font from bold to italic. City Desk also allows you to change the size of your type beyond what’s available in the font library using a Magnify command. You can stretch Amiga fonts vertically and horizontally so that the results are either intentionally distorted or proportional to the original.
Other controls available from embedded commands include all justification features, indention specifications, margins, paragraph, line and sentence spacing, line leading, control of line and word breaks, tabs, superscripts and subscripts.
But City Desk's features don’t stop there. The program will automatically rule columns, convert color IFF graphics to line drawings, add left or right graphic drop shadow and align text and graphics with a user-defined grid. You can resize text and graphics from the toolbox, define rules, boxes, headers, footers, banners and special of fsets. A number of special commands make using a laser printer much easier.
When I reviewed Pagesetter and Publisher 1000 I had the feeling that serious publishers would grow out of them. By contrast, you can grow into City Desk. Simple enough to satisfy the needs of the casual or beginning user, City Desk all the power, controls, flexibility and laser capability that a serious user will want, sooner or later. With a few more touches, such as automatic hyphenation and kerning, City Desk could be the only desktop-publishing program you'll need. Too bad the packaging doesn’t do justice to the software inside!
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AiRT Programming Language
Is a picture worth a thousand key strokes?
By Sheldon Leemon
WHILE COMPUTERS are getting easier to use, thanks to mouse-driven windowing sys
tems, programming languages have not kept pace. Almost all of them require you to create text files full of very precise instructions, carefully phrased so that the computer can understand them. For those not initiated into the mystic rites of programming, getting a computer to perform even the simplest task can be frustratingly difficult.
The AiRT programming language (pronounced “art”) is an attempt to bring point- and-click simplicity to the programming process. The typical programming statement consists of a command word that tells the computer to do something and a command parameter that clarifies how the computer is to carry out the instruction. For example, if the command word tells the computer to print something on the screen, the command parameter could be used to specify the text to be printed. In most languages, each program statement consists of letters or numbers that you type on the screen, using a text editor. In AiRT, each program statement is represented by an icon. Instead of typing lines of text, the AiRT programmer uses the AiRT editor to move command icons into a grid of cells called a frame. A finished frame gives a pictorial representation of the program flow.
Since instructions often need to be clarified by command parameters, AiRT provides a grit! For these as well. Most of the time, the parameter will be a variable, which in AiRT is called a field. Fields are stored in a grid called the field map. When you click on an unused square in the field map, you can define a new field there, giving it a name, a type (string, numeric, etc.) and an initial value. You may also assign an initial value to the field. To use one or more of these fields as command parameters, you double-click the icon for the command. A new screen is displayed, which shows the parameters that the command requires. You may then choose fields for the required parameters by clicking on the appropriate cells in the field map.
When you’ve finished editing a frame, you save it to a disk file, then use the AiRT compiler to turn it into a program. Technically speaking, the compiler turns the AiRT program into interpreted pseudo-code, which means that the program will not run as quickly as one compiled to machine language. The finished program is, however, a stand-alone application that can be run from Workbench by clicking its icon.
While AiRT is significantly easier for beginners to use than most programming languages, its simplicity necessitates trade-offs.
For one thing, while point-andclick systems are easy to learn, and keep beginners from making mistakes, they can start to get in the way once you graduate from beginner status. Thus, the system of choosing command icons from a scrolling list of pictures makes programming in AiRT somewhat of a slow process.
AiRT’s relatively small set of commands imposes even more significant limitations. These commands are mainly geared towards the creation of small database-type applications. The commands that are there are very helpful such as the command for displaying an IFF picture file, which should come standard with every programming language on the Amiga, but doesn't. There are commands for creating and using your own Intuition gadgets. There is even an instruction for displaying a complete form created using a supplied form-generation utility. But there are not, for example, any commands for manipulating string data, other than for converting lower-case letters to upper-case. Such functions are necessary for creating sophisticated reports for database applications. Nor is there a way to generate pulldown menus. The conditional How control is limited to simple “Jump If. . Statements.
Since AiRT is a completely new and unique language, there is a considerable need for documentation and sample programs. The slight manual, which accompanies the program disk, is not enlightening. It consists of 39 pages written in a tutorial style, followed by a 25-page reference section. Nor is the manual written very clearly. Despite a fair amount of experience programming in BASIC, C and assembly language, I was unable to start programming in AiRT until reading the step-by-step instructions for “Making a Sample Program.” The six-command sample program listed in this section is the only known example of an AiRT program, and is hardly adequate for demonstrating the range of the language. When I asked PDJ Software for additional examples, I was told that there were none available.
AiRT’s ease of use makes it an appealing alternative for those who wish to custom-tai- lor a small database or forms entry program. But this ease of use must be weighed against the non-standard nature of AiRT, and its limited command set. The fact that its originators have not designed any applications using this language makes it very difficult to evaluate whether a whole new language was needed to make programming easier for the beginner. The buying public ?
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LPD Writer
A word processor in the hand is worth two in development.
By Douglas Watt
THE WAIT IS over. LPD Writer, Digital Solutions’ long anticipated word processor, has arrived. If you’re familiar with Digital Solutions’ Pocket Series software, LPD Writer’s interface should feel quite comfortable. Due to the program’s triplicate structure, every command can be executed from either pull-down menus, function keys or control key sequences, offering a most unusual degree of flexibility. While it does not have the completely bit-mapped screen approach of more visually oriented programs like ProWrite (New Horizons Software), its formatting capabilities are more powerful, and its print routines less buggy. The WYSIWYG screen displays headers and footers, but not page numbers.
Despite the wealth of formatting, editing and cursor control functions, the command structure is reasonably intuitive and simple to learn, giving the program an attractive ratio of power to ease of use. In my opinion, LPD Writer is one of the best word processors for the Amiga but it’s not perfect.
LPD Writer does have some significant faults. Slow line scrolling, cursor scrolling within lines and character insertion within lines, make it possible for a reasonably fast typist to get ahead of the display. Also, given the slow cursor, it is easy to overrun text, a destructive oversight when using the backspace or delete key. Though one of the program's nicer features, the Suspend function also lacks idiot-proofing. Suspend allows you to resume exactly where you left off, by saving then recalling a resume file that stores information about current file operations. However, if you accidently call a text file a resume file, it can be overwritten and lost. Resume files should be regarded internally by the program as distinct com- moditities from text files, so using Suspend doesn’t cost you hours of work. Requester boxes should also include more DOS information, such as file size and space left on the disk.
Dangerous Protection
Far and away, the most serious of the program’s liabilities is the copy protection. As a rule I don’t like DOS-based copy-protection schemes on any program. Not only does it undermine hard-disk installation, a copyprotected disk may lie much more vulnerable to errors if it is written to. The manual recommends that the disk be left in a write- protected mode, but this is really confining, as the master disk needs to be able to function as a system disk. This may be dangerous to the well-being of the disk. Just in rewriting the startup-sequence file several times, and in placing FACC (a floppy-disk accelerator from ASDG) on the disk, my LPD Writer developed a major error, and became unusable. Although this may have
been due to a buggy text editor or problems with one of the public domain programs 1 accessed, I suspect that any disk with altered sectors is going to be permanently vulnerable to self-trashing if written to enough times. You should be able to individualize system disks to your needs, but the LPD Writer’s copy protection frustrates ongoing tinkering and fine-tuning. Without the copy protection problem, this program
would really shine.
In general, the command structure is logical and reasonably comprehensive. There arc nine menus Project (file-handling options), Move (for cursor manipulation), Edit (page-formatting operations), Range (cut, copy, paste, etc.), Formal (for lines). Search, Style, Window (allowing for some choices about windows on the screen) and Other (mail merge and lists). A transpose function for characters and words and an offset
function so that you could have different

screen margins from printer margins would be helpful. Another improvement would be requiring one key press instead of two to move the range definition from within control key sequences to the next word. There should also be an easier way to move the cursor to the top and bottom of a screen.
In addition, 1 don’t like commands executed with escape key sequences (sequential key presses) mixed on the same menu with those that require control key combinations (simultaneous key presses). The range definition system departs from the practically industry-standard method of clicking and dragging. Instead, you double click, release the left button, go to the end of the range and just click once. The system is potentially slightly faster, though somewhat awkward at first.
However, the cursor control flexibility is admirable, allowing easy word-at-a-time and sentence-at-a-time cursor scrolling. Zoom and Unzoom allow you to expand and contract windows easily with two key presses.
Text editing is surprisingly easy when the best of a mouse-driven and a command- driven interface are combined. Other nice touches include the optional interlaced screen, integrated spell checking (although with a grossly inadequate dictionary that needs several entries to really find many words), fast file loading, unlimited document length via linked files, use of expanded memory to hold huge files, side scrolling for wide documents and the ability to edit documents while printing.
LPD Writer is a sophisticated and flexible text processor that is easy to use. Yet reasonably powerful. It will not intimidate the computerphobic, and it will satisfy all but the most demanding writer. The copy protection is a handicap, as are its few other quirks. I suspect from the company’s habit of timely upgrades that revisions will smooth out most of the wrinkles. Perhaps they could offer an unprotected version to registered owners. The program is dose enough to being a superb program that it is definitely worth looking at if you have seri- ?
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Express Paint
Put your ideas in black and white, and 30 other colors.
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CONSTANT CHANGE is the essence of the software industry. With new products and program updates being tossed into the marketplace at a dizzying pace, the very notion of an application being the ne plus ultra in any category runs counter to reality. So what to think of Express Paint, a paint program billed as “The Ultimate in Desktop Graphics"? As yet another bit-mapped paint program, with a shareware ancestry, does it fill a significant need?
I admire the obvious attention to detail that’s gone into this program, as well its in- genuious tricks that squeeze maximum performance out of the system’s hardware and software. The program hangs together nicely, never leaving the user up an alley with no exit.
Vdraw, the shareware paint program on which Express Paint is based, was the first paint program to allow editing scrollable pages larger than the screen size, and this feature is well supported in Express Paint. Loading the program brings up a Startup window that provides screen and page options for width and height and number of available colors. For black-and-white work on a 512K machine, a page resolution of 960 x 720 is recommended. For color work, the route to go is 320 x 200 for 16 colors or 640 x 400 for 32 colors. Screen resolution is usually set to the same values, but it doesn't have to be. If you have a monitor with overscan, two utilities turn this feature on and off, providing a screen resolution of 740 x 470.
Express Paint holds your image in memory during editing, so plan on adding extra memory to cope with large. 32-color drawings. Given enough memory and the right printer you can create pictures up to 1,024 pixels by 1,000 lines. Extra memory will also speed up the program, serve as a dumping ground for brushes and fonts and take advantage of Express Paint’s multi-tasking abilities. Since it’s a bulky devil, you have the option of either loading it completely into memory or running it in overlay mode. On a 512K machine the latter is necessary for handling drawings of any significance.
Iconitis
As a paint program, Express Paint is competing against such mature, feature-laden competitors as DeluxePaint and Aegis Images. No surprise then, that it uses the common menus and icons interface. Menus, actually, have largely been abandoned and remain only for file operations and parameter settings. The program is so heavily reliant on icons that Express Paint is suffering from a definite case of iconitis; there are over 100 of them (the Fill icon alone has
16) , some of quite obscure design. Thank goodness for the command card.
Clicking on any of the icons (called tools) at the bottom of the screen brings up a handful of related ones on the right. Besides the expected tools for drawing lines and boxes, changing colors and manipulating brushes, there are enough fresh ones to capture the interest of even the most experienced Amiga paint enthusiast.
Take the related Cut and Special Effects tools, for example. Most paint programs let you draw a box around part of the screen and use it as a brush. The Cut tool goes beyond this by also using the defined area as a fill pattern or raw materia] for the Special
Effects (Ex) tool, which rotates and mirrors the defined area as well as expanding and exploding it. Once defined, cuts are available to a number of other tools, such as Box. Fill and Brush. A small icon of each cut is also created and the currently available cuts can he scrolled, appearing in the top left corner of the screen one at a time. Previously saved cuts can be loaded from disk at any time. Where Express Paint’s use of cuts really comes in handy is in the program’s ability to be loaded along with a user-defined range of cuts. You either place the cut names in a profile file, which loads automatically along with the program, or click on the Workbench icon of each desired cut before invoking Express Paint. Neat!
Pretensions to Print
If Express Paint had been satisfied with being just another paint program it would pass muster as a capable version of the genre, with a few unique twists thrown in. Not content with this, however, it has pretensions to providing features normally associated with desktop-publishing programs. As someone who makes a living using PageMaker and Ventura Publisher, I can only say that PAR is overambitious in this regard.
Lets start with fonts. Express Paint uses the Amiga system fonts, as well as similar public domain and commercial efforts. These arc without exception low*resolution, poorly designed bit mapped kludges that just don’t cut the typographic mustard. Fine for the club newsletter, perhaps, hut that’s about it.
Given that the fonts used with Express Paint are weak, its text-handling abilities aren’t much better. You can cither type text right on the screen or import ASCII files. You can then give the text bold, underlined, italic or extended width attributes. Loading a file from disk takes forever, even with the addition of an AddBuffers statement in the startup sequence. Once loaded. I found the justification and fill modes unacceptable, with bizarre word and letter spacing the norm, rather than the exception. Hyphenation is nonexistent as is tracking control. And as with all paint programs, once you move on to the next operation, you can’t go back and change text, unless you box it and treat it as a cut.
As far as output goes, Express Paint assumes you'll be using an Epson dot-matrix printer, although brief mention is made of an Okimate 20 color printer. Printing is painfully slow; a logic-seeking algorithm ?
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CLImate
Take a pinch of the CLI, add a dash of Workbench and see what happens.
By Louis R. Wallace
WHILE WORKBENCH is sufficient for many purposes, by itself it cannot perform all the many disk-based operations the Amiga supports. For example. Workbench needs .info files to find disk files or subdirectories, and cannot easily make new directories. The CLI has the power to display all files and directories, create new directories and even perform batch operations on related files, but the CLI commands are not for everyone. CLImate from Progressive Peripherals & Software is meant for those who need the CLI power without the hassles of learning the commands.
CLImate allows you to search and examine anv directory or subdirectory with the
CLImate, a dedicated file manager.
The contents of the source and destination files arc contained in two scperate windows. Each window can display 10 files or directories at a time, with scroll bars to access more. There are no options for displaying disk and volume names, file dates or file comment lines.
On the screen you can view the contents of a file as either an ASCII or HEX listing, but you can only print the ASCII listing.
The print file option has a fair number of format controls for the output. You can specify the number of lines per inch, the page length, left- and right-margin settings, print page numbers, line numbers (if desired) and set tabs and formfeeds. You can also set up a header that will print the filename, date and time on each page.
CLImate will display any IFF compatible picture, including HAM images. Though this is handy for a slide show, you cannot print pictures from the program.
Rapid Transit?
One of the supposed advantages of CLImate is having speedy access to the directory. The .fastdir File is a listing of all the files on the current disk or directory, and it does allow very rapid directories, but only
mouse and a graphical interface. The program works with the internal and three external floppy drives, two hard drives and the RAM disk. You can format only two of the (loppy drives (dfO: and dfl:), but cannot format a hard drive from CLImate.
You can very quickly and easily duplicate a file, a group of files or a directory. You can also move files from one directory or drive to another, removing them entirely from the source. Just as in the CLI, you can use pattern matching, but unlike the CLI you can group unrelated files together by pointing and clicking.
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But doing so cancels out the .fastdir option's usefulness. I found it more of a hindrance than a convenience. It also clutters every directory on every disk it exam-

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Can I recommend Climate to you? The answer is a qualified yes. It does offer an easy to use, graphical interface that emulates many of the CL1 functions, and it’s not excessively expensive. But I would suggest that before you spend your money, check out your local Amiga users group's public domain library or some of the telecommunication services for a free program that does what you need.
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Early in December 1944 America was awaiting the return of its victorious armies in Europe. But on the other side of the Siegfried Line, Hitler had other plans, launching his last major surprise attack of the war, and introducing the new 80-ton Tiger tank. You are in command of either the Allied or the German forces. The die is cast. Make your command decision. This is the game that had to wait for the Amiga™.
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able, along with odd, even or no parity settings and seven- or eight-bit word size. All three machines support data transmission rates of 300 to 9,600 baud, with rates of up to 57,600 baud for Amiga and Macintosh communications.
System option functions include session logging to disk file, default parameter saving and translate-in out for bidirectional control of character-stripping for CL LF. While the manual lists available terminal types as ANSI standard, DEC VTIOO, VT52, Lear Siegler (LSI) ADM 3A, TTY and the Televideo 925, the Terminal menu also revealed settings for the ADM 5 and the Tel- evideo 910, 912 and 920. Available file- transfer protocols include ASCII Text, XMODEM, Super XMODEM and Simple modem. AmigaBinary and MacBinary transfer modes allow for controlled co-transfer of machine specific .info files.
On the Amiga, the terminal window occupies the whole display screen. The top title line doubles as a pull-down menu bar with five modes, Project, Terminal, Configuration. Speed and Command. The Project menu contains entries for saving the system configuration, sending and saving text files, controlling XMODEM and other transfers. The Configuration menu offers separate items for handshaking protocol (XON XOFF), local echo toggle, parity type, word length, stop hits and translate in out for character adding and stripping. T he Speed menu includes individual settings for the range from 300 to 57,600 baud, with 38.4 kbaud for those + 19.2 kbaud thrillscckers,
T he Command menu, along with a toggle for hiding the menu bar, includes simple items for setting up and tone or pulse dialing a Hayes-compatible or other automatic modems.
Hiding the Amiga Digital Link menu bar while on-line reveals a top row of indicators specific for each terminal, such as L1-L4 keyboard status lights for the VT100. T erminal-specific function keys map to the ten Amiga function keys. During binary transfers. The menu bar changes display status, including the number of blocks transmitted or received.
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During start-up of Digital Link, single-disk system users will find a small wrinkle. When loading, Digital Link calls the Workbench disk for necessary functions. In the current version of the program, a prompt For the disk appears during program loading, although the prompt is behind the newly- painted, full-size terminal screen. Don’t
worry, the program hasn’t crashed, only paused.
In the test set-up on a 512K single-drive Amiga with Workbench Notepad and Calculator open, Digital Link occupied 83,016 bytes of RAM with its disk window closed, 91,880 with the window open. While Digital Link is connected to a host system or network, you can take notes and calculate without disturbing the communications session.
During several months of operation. I used Digital Link for direct-connect transfer of numerous files between my Amiga, a PC clone and a DEC Rainbow. 1 preferred XMODEM at 19.200 baud for program source code, word processing and program binary image files. Digital Link was valuable for reliable and rapid source code transfer for PC-to-Amiga program cross-development. Amiga to and from PC transfers were smooth with no hangups. Even with default settings, it was easy to start XMODEM transfers on both machines without stopping for sending or receiving. The Amiga communicated with the DEC Rainbow via a public domain XMODEM VT 100-emulation communications program without difficulty. All standard XMODEM direct transfers were free of XAKs, with no added length on received files.
With a DEC LSI-1 1 laboratory minicomputer running the TSX multi user operating system, a VT'IOO emulating Amiga at 9,600 baud could serve as the master (user 0) terminal or as another attached VT100. Comparable remote terminal function was also obtained at 300 baud via an auto-answer modem line on the lab computer. Although a few full VT'IOO features (beyond-ANSI- standard reverse video and line graphics) are not emulated, the Digital Link window provided acceptable minicomputer access for high-power multitasking workstation applications.
Using Digital Link, the Amiga successfully logged-on as a VT100 to CompuServe and private FIDO bulletin board microcomputer networks, with results comparable to those provided by full-VTlOO emulation connections using the DEC Rainbow. Dynamic windowing and screen-position-writing worked appropriately.
Host computer and network connections point out the most significant gap in Digital Link, the lack of a KERMIT protocol transfer capability. Although XMODEM capabilities prove good binary file transfer coverage for BBS networks and commercial network services, professional and academic mini mainframe systems and networks prefer and promote use of KERMIT. Of course,
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Starglider
IN STARGLIDER, from Rainbird Software, one pilot stands between the attacking hordes and the free world you.
A cross between a flight simulator and a hardcore shoot-’em-up arcade game, Starglider was first a hit on the Atari ST. On the Amiga, the graphics are outstanding, and the speed of the animation gives a real feeling of flight. The game itself is fast paced, and your ship, the AG AY (Airborne Ground Attack Vehicle), is responsive and easy to fly. The AGAY is capable of extremely rapid acceleration and deceleration, so you can stop on. . .well, if not a dime, surely a quarter. Your ship is equipped with both quadpulse lasers and short range proton missiles. You can only carry one missile at a time however, so use it judiciously. Your ship’s shields constantly drain your energy reserves as there is always somone shooting at you.
The enemy is composed of many different types of craft and installations. There are land-based missile launchers, laser stations, mobile tanks and other, more deadly craft. Some of the larger enemies are very similar to the Imperial Walkers used by an evil empire in a galaxy far. Far away. 1 here are also towers that are used for energy transmission. By Hying at ground level between them, you can gain energy for the AGAY. The skies are filled with Hying craft and floating mines, as well as missiles and laser beams (aimed at you). All in all, there are enough blood-thirsty aliens to satisfy even the most trigger-happy starfighter. In some ways, the game’s graphics are similar to the enemy craft in ArcticFbx, which in turn shares a lot with the C64 game Stellar Seven. But Starglider has enough originality to make it a game in itself. My only complaint is in the sound effects. I he game starts with a high-quality digitized rock theme song, but I was disappointed to find the sound effects during the game were rather lame.
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cade enthusists who. Like me, demand action in voiir computer games, Starglider delivers. ($ 44.95, distributed by Firebird Licensees Inc., PO Box 49, Ramsey, NJ 07446, 201 444-5700. 512K required.)
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Uninvited
ONE OF THE best inieractive graphic adventures available, Uninvited from Mind- scape is almost entirely mouse controlled. Many adventure games that try to eliminate keyboard input also eliminate the main reason for playing them, thoughtful entertainment. Uninvited manages to maintain your interest while making the game intuitive and easy to control.
The story starts like many grade B chillers. You and your brother are in a car. You have an accident, gel knocked out for a minute and when you wake up your brother is gone and the car is on fire. After barely escaping, you find your way to the only nearby house, a dark, forboding, uninviting old mansion. You enter, hoping you can get some help finding your brother. Instead of help, you quickly find the house is full of evil spirits, demons, ghosts and even
an evil wizard who wants to do you (and presumably your lost brother) in.
The graphics in Uninvited are extremely well done, duplicating the interior of an old. Haunted, gothic mansion. They are combined with a generous sprinkling of excellent sound effects that occur at just the
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Expect the worst if you're Uninvited,
right moment creaking doors, thunder, howling dogs and even screams.
Uninvited (like Deja Vu before it) is based on the principal that everything you see can
be acted upon. You can use, move, open or destroy the furniture, wall hangings, windows. Rugs, even the walls. The screen display consists of the main window for viewing the house and its contents, an inventory window of your possessions, a command window and the text window, which fills in story details. To access the eight main commands (Examine, Open, Close, Speak, Operate, Go, Hit and Consume), you click on the instruction and the object or objects you are interested in. For example, to open a door, just dick on the door and then do the same on the word Go in the command window. To make it even easier, you can just double click on the object and the game will attempt to decide what you mean, usually with complete success.
Even if you have already decided that the only “true” adventure games are the all-text games, you should take a good look at Uninvited. It has all the glitter of graphic adventures, with all the depth of the classic text adventures. Now if you will excuse me. I'll be off to see what's behind that last door on the left. . . .($ 49.95, Mindscape, 3444 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062, 312 480
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Louis Wallace ¦
You know, it was scary when I first went into business for myself.
With so many expenses, I couldn’t afford extra staff or big name computers. I knew then that what I really needed was a great secretary and a great piece of software for my Amiga.
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By Louis R. Wallace
Bi-Monthly Blues
Q: I got my September October '87 issue and read Zeitgeist first (as always), and discovered you had gone monthly. After my initial reaction (GOOD! It’s about time!), I realized I had paid for only six issues a year. Will I miss every other issue?
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A: Don’t worry, you won’t miss any issues! You will get an issue each month until your six-issue subscription expires, at which lime you will need to renew for the new 12-issue subscription period.
Cyrillic Cyphers
Q: I am looking for Amiga software that will permit me to create Cyrillic fonts so I can work on the Amiga in Russian and perform bilingual word processing by toggling between fonts (English and Cyrillic alphabets) uithin my documents. What do you suggest?
A. Mustard
American Embassy, Moscow
A: As mentioned in the March April ’87 Help Key, the 1.2 Enhancer Software Kit has a font editor in the tools drawer of the Extras disk. You can use this to create the fonts you need. As for software that will allow you to use them, there is Notepad (the version on 1.2 allows more than one font per page), Pro- Write (New Horizons), Viza- Write Desktop (Progressive Peripherals & Software) and various desktop-publishing packages (see the Buyer’s Guide, pg.
35) . ProWrite and VizaWrite are word processors that allow multiple fonts and graphics in documents, and, in the case of ProWrite, multiple colors. If you need to create a custom Amiga Basic application, the program below will allow you to use your new fonts in your programs.
French Fonts
(Q_; In the March April 87 Help Key you described the font editor in the
1. 2 enhancement disks. After trying this for myself I found it to be an extremely useful function. 1 was able to convert the keyboard into French for use with Notepad. Is there a way to access these user-defined fonts from Amiga Basic? If there is, could you please describe the process.
T. Roepsch Dubuque, IA
A: You can use those fonts, and any other IFF defined font, in Amiga Basic. However, since there are no specific commands available, you must access the Amiga system libraries for the necessary routines. I’ve written a simple example program that will allow you to turn on any font in the FONTS directory of your system disk. It requires the presence of the appropriate .bmap files in order to work.
You can create them with the program called CONVERTED found on the 1.2 Amiga Extras disk. CONVERTED will convert the FD files (found in the FD directory) of the 1.2 Extras disk into .bmap files. Once you have converted them, simply place them in the same directory with this program (or use CHDIR from within your program to switch to the directory in which they can be found):
DF.FENG a Z
LIBRARY “graphics.library" LIBRARY “diskfont.library” DECLARE FUNCTION OpenDiskFont LIBRARY INPUT “font:”,fontnameS fontS = fontnamcS IF (RIGHT$ (fontname$ ,5)
>".fom”) THEN font$ = fontnaine$ 4- “.font” INPUT “size:”,size font$ = fontS + CHRS(O) attribute (0) = SADD(fontS) attribute( 1) = size*65536& fontname = OpenDiskFont (VARPTR (attribute(O)))
IF fontname = 0 THEN PRINT “error!”:GOTO Abort CALL SetFont(WINDOW(8), fontname)
PRINT:?RINT “This is ” ;fontnameS;“ font.”
PRINT “Now going back to Topaz 8. .
CALL CloseFont(WINDOW(8), fontname) fontS = “topaz.font” + CHR$ (0) attribute(O) = SADD(fontS) attribute( 1) = 8*65536& fontname = OpenDiskFont (VARPT R(attribute(0)))
CALL SetFon t(WINDOW(8), fontname)
PRINT"Ahh! Back to the default font!”
Abort:
LIBRARY CLOSE
For more information on using libraries from Amiga Basic, see
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Unequivocal Storage
Q: I very much enjoyed your article on Amiga hard drives in the July August 87 issue. However, I still have a few nagging questions. I have a Zenith at work with a 40 MB hard disk with about 30 Mbs used.
I am concerned if a 20 MB drive will be large enough to hold the same amount of data. Since the Zenith is a 8 16-bit computer and the Amiga is 16 32 bit, does that mean the Zenith uses eight-bit bytes and the Amiga 16-bit bytes? Is the Amiga 20 MB drive roughly the same as a 40 MB Zenith PC drive? I understand some IBM-compatible drives automatically SHIP the drive heads on power down. Do the Amiga drives do this? Many commercial programs come with their own Workbench disk and won't run from the standard Workbench. Can these be used from a hard drive on the Amiga?
R. A. Pankonin
Vandenberg AFB, CA
A: The answer to your first question is easy. All measurements of disk capacity are made in eight-bit bytes and are the same on MS-DOS machines as they are on an Amiga. So, a 20 MB drive on the Amiga is half the amount on a Zenith 40 MB drive. As for 20 Mbs being enough, if you need 30 Mbs on the Zenith and plan to store the same information on your Amiga, you will need 30 MB. ?
Some (bui not all) MS-DOS hard drives automatically SHIP the drive head on power down (moving ii to a position where it won’t bounce around and ruin the disk if it gets jostled). As 1'or Amiga hard drives doing ii automatically, mine (a 20 MB SupraDrive) does not. It does come with a utility that you can use from the Workbench that works just fine.
Just as in the MS-DOS world,
I suspect that some Amiga hard drives will do it automatically and some will require a utility.
To answer your last question, the reason some programs require their own Workbench is that these programs are copy protected. They will not
likely be translerrable to your
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In and Out the Windows
Q: I am working with Amiga Basic to make a simple, specialized spreadsheet. I am using four different windows at once, and would like to he able to simply click on one window to work with data inside. I can figure out how to select with the mouse the data output window, but how can I select with the mouse the data input window?
E. Spross
Fairfax, CA
A: You are probably using WINDOW OUTPUT i to select your windows for output. This will direct the Amiga to print to
window i. but it will not direct keyboard input from the window. The answer to your problem lies in an underdocumented variation of the WINDOW command, WINDOW
i. This selects both the output and the input window.
To demonstrate, 1 wrote a small program (below) that opens four windows, and waits for vou to choose one window by pointing to it and clicking your left mouse button. It will then (from within the chosen window) prompt you to type in something.
WINDOW 2 AVindnw i". 0,0)- (300,80),0 WINDOW 3 AVindow 2",(3 15.())-((> 15.80),0 WINDOW 4UWindow 3”,(0,98)- (300,180),0 WINDOW 5,“Window 4”.(315,98)-(615,180).0
window Hag' :Hag= 0 WIN DOW window I lag
ON BREAK GOSLJB GciOut BREAK ON
ON MOUSE GOSUB Kind-
Window MOUSE ON
DoNothing:' the program sleeps here waiting for GOTO DoNothing ' a left mouse button click C '.el Out;
MOUSE OFF BREAK O IT FOR i = 2 TO 5 WINDOW CLOSE i NEXT
PRINT “A dean exil with all windows closed.”
END
FindWindow: windowflag = WINDOW (0) WINDOW windowllag PRINT “You have selected Win- dow";windowflag-1 PRINT “Ready for input...” INPUT “Enter anything: ", anvthingS PRINT "Thanks."
RETURN ¦
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What You See Is What You . . . Backup
If you’ve just upgraded from a C64 or Cl28, Central Coast Software has PRECISELY the word processor which will be helpful. Besides offering the standard text manipulation features, this WSYIWYG word processor imports documents in PaperClip, SpeedScript and Pocket Writer formats. You can open up to eight windows at once, including a calculator and on-line help. Once you're comfortable with the basics, vou can
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Subterranean Search
Imagine going to Scotland and spending most of your trip underground. That's what happens in Arazok’s Tomb, Aegis Development’s new illustrated text adventure that uses Amiga speech. In the game, you're a reporter sent to find the lovely but lost Daphne who is trapped
Solve the mystery of Arazok's Tomb.
Digital Pinups
If you need large color charts and murals from two IFF files, take a look at The Big Picture. You can even overlay HAM pictures with hi res pictures in your printout. For last minute changes, you can run Deluxe- Paint or Digi-Paint while printing. The Big Picture prints multiple copies and lets you
in Caer Arazok's Tomb. While searching in and below the Scottish forests for clues, you must avoid or conquer enemies and other unfriendly types. Billed as an "adult” adventure game, Arazok's Tomb is priced at $ 49.95. Contact Aegis Development Inc., 21 15 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, 213 392-9972.
Vary the aspect ratio. Lightning Publishing Consultants currently markets The Big Picture for the Xerox 4020 ($ 99.95), NEC Pinwriter CP7 ($ 99.95). Canon PJ1080A ($ 29.95) and Okimate 20 ($ 29.95). Contact them at 1821 X. Ohio St.. Arlington, VA 22205. 703 534-
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Three In One
To allow for easy upgrading, Micron Technology’s new two megabyte memory board is compatible with the Amiga 500 (MB-25-D5), 1000 (MB-25-D1) and 2000 (MB-25-D2). While the board plugs directly into an expansion slot on the 2000’s
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So you’ve got a Yamaha synthesizer and no way to hook it to your Amiga? Sound Quest offers several alternatives. All packages have online help and are reputed to be “musician friendly.” The DX Master Editor ($ 145) stores and edits DX7, DX9 and TX data files, presenting graphic and numeric displays of voice and performance
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editing automatically updates the Master Editor. The Master Librarian ($ 125) stores, retrieves and edits Sys Ex data from MIDI equipment. Each file is loaded into its own data editor, plus there is space left for your notes and disk search keywords. The DXII Master Editor Librarian ($ 175) offers all the features of the DX Master Editor, as well as storing and editing 13 types of DXII Sys Ex data. Fractional Key Scaling, Micro-Tuning, Performance and System Setup screens were also added. For D50 owners, Sound Quest is planning a D50 Master Editor Librarian ($ 160). For more information contact Sound Quest’s U.S. distributor, Dr. Tease, at 220 Boylston St. Suite 306, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167, 617 244-6954.
Motherboard, it requires an expansion chassis and interface card to hook up to the 500 and
1000. The board is fully populated and sells for $ 495, The adaptor kit is an additional $ 55. Direct your questions to Micron Technology Inc., Systems Group. 2805 East Columbia Rd., Boise, II) 83706, 800 642-7661.
Monochrome Blues
No longer are you constrained with only monochrome composite output on your Amiga 500 and 2000. The ENC-1 from Communications Specialties converts analog or digital RGB output from any Amiga (1000s, too) to color composite NTSC video output. The ENC locks the color burst to sync to prevent non-synchronous chroma crawl on vertical color edges. Connecting to the video port, the 3 x 5.75 x 2-inch unit has its own AC transformer power supply and BNC output connector.
The output will drive a 75 ohm load VCRs, monitors or production video equipment. Currently, Communications Specialties is including a free Amiga interface cable with the ENC-1 which sells for $ 395. Direct your inquiries to 6090 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725, 516 4994)907. ?
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If you need to monitor your moods more closely, perhaps People Meter is what you need. The Meter monitors your stress levels through two metallic velcro strips that wrap around your fingers. Leads connect the
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What’s a 16-letter phrase for “wordplay”? Crossword Creator. Polyglot Software’s crossword puzzle creation program offers automatic pattern creation functions, automatic numbering and an over 40,000-word pattern- matching dictionary. You can run two dictionaries at once and customize them with addistrips to the People Meter unit, which in turn connects to the joystick port. People Meter has programs for fun or serious stress managment. Besides the arcade game with sampled sound, there’s MoodBench, which changes the background screen color according to increased anxiety levels. Due to multitasking, you can monitor your stress level as a bar graph or resizable VU-type meter while running oilier programs from Workbench. Another program uses an animated head to display varying levels of dismay based on the Meter’s readings. The head can be replaced by other IFF or HAM graphics. If you’re feeling adventurous, source code is provided. The People Meter retails for $ 59.95. Direct your questions to Ami- netics, PC) Box 982-205, Whittier, CA 90608. 213 698-6170.
Tional words. Puzzles are saved in IFF format, so you can illustrate them with a drawing program. Written in Modula-2, Crossword Creator retails for $ 49.95 and is not copv-pro- tectcd. Direct your questions to Polyglot Software, 10431 Ardyce Ct., Boise, Idaho 83704, 208 375-
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While Microillusions is releasing a slew of software from tank battles (Fire Power) to astronomy packages (The Planetarium) to space games (Ebonstar and Galactic Invasion) and singles games (Romantic Encounters at the Dome) to a word processor (Dynamic Word) to a music system (Music X), they’re most excited about their Photon Video line of broadcast-quality animation programs. The four modules that comprise this desktop video system Cell Animator, T ransport Controller,
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Cell Animator provides industry standard cell animation. You create a background scene, place animated characters on the frames, then play the animation in real time with Cell Animator. You can experiment with various frames-pei-second speeds, frame-by-frame stepping, reversing or reordering frames. For last minute adjustments, there's a limited paint system included, which handles over
Changing the Sheets
In the world of business vou can never have too many spreadsheets. Haicalc, the latest entry from Ifaitex Resources, boasts a maximum sheet size of 9,000 rows by 9,000 columns, cell formula functions and numeric accuracy of up to eight digits. For your convenience, the program takes advantage ol the Intuition interlace, multitasking and multiwindowing.
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scan and HAM modes. You can then dub your animations frame by frame to videotape with the Transport Controller.
Edit 3D lets you create and extrude 3D objects for use with Render 3D. As you create an object you can rotate it on screen, add faceted shading, edit its surface characteristics and create motion sequences.
For Fine-tuning you can edit in vector mode or in full color with light source parameters. Closely related, Render 31) generates polygonal-based hierarchical objects with multiple light sources, lighting colors, angles and intensity. You can define the types of surfaces that the light is shining on glass, metal, plastic. In addition to solid objects, you can create transparent objects with reflections, refractions, shadows and texture mapping. With no limitation on object and screen complexity. Render 3D offers digital compositing, as well.
Photon Video: Cell Animator and Transport Controller are priced at $ 149.95 and $ 299.95, respectively. Prices for Photon Video: Render 31) and Edit 3D will he determined shortly. For more information on these, and projected modules, contact Microillusions, 17408 Chats- worth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344, 818 360-3715. ¦
located only to cells that contain data. Haicalc’s read write files are compatible with Notepad and Textcraft, if you need to move data between programs. If you need to move data within the program, use cut and paste. A picture is worth a thousand cells, so Haicalc supports pie. Bar, line and point graphs. You can print everything out with the Print Macros which provide multiple page printing. The program sells for $ 59.95.
For more information, contact Haitex Resources, 208 Carrollton Park Suite 1207, Carrollton, TX 75006, 214 241-8030.
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1. T itle of publication: AmigaWorld. 1A. Publication no. 08832390.
2. Date of filing: Aug. 27. 1987. 3. Frequency of issue: bi-monthly. 3A. No. Of issues published annually: (3. 315. Annual subscription price; $ 19.97. 4. Complete mailing address of known office of publication: 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, Hillsboro County, NH 03458. 5. Complete mailing address of the headquarters or general business office of the publisher: 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, Hillsboro County, NH 03458. 6. Full names and complete mailing address of publisher, editor and managing editor: Publisher, Stephen Twom- lily, 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, NH 03458. Editor: Guy Wright, 80 Elm Street. Peterborough, NH 03458. Managing Editor: Shawn La- flamme, 80 Elm Street. Peterborough, NH 03458. 7. Owner: International Data Group. PO Box 1450, 5 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. 8. Known bondholders, mortgagees and other security holders owning or holding I percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities: Patrick J. McGovern, PO Box 1-150, 5 Speen Street. Framingham. MA 01701. 9. For completion by nonprofit organizations authorized to mail at special rates: not applicable. 10. Extent and nature of circulation: (X) Average no. Copies each issue during preceding 12 months; (Y) Actual no. Copies of single issue published nearest to filing date; A. Total no. Copies:
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AMIGA
AMIGA 2000 MAXI-PACKAGE
Another CMO Exclusive!
The Maxi-Package Includes:
• Amiga 2000 Computer with Bridgeboard
• 3 Megabyte Internal RAM
• 3V2" Internal Floppy Disk Drive
• 51 4" Internal Floppy Disk Drive
• 20MB, 3V2" Internal 40 MS Hard Drive
• 1080 Hi-Res RGB Analog Monitor
• MS-DOS 3.2
• GW Basic
• Amiga Mouse
Call For Special Price
No. CBG2000PK
AMIGA 500 SYSTEM PACKAGE
The New CMO Amiga 500 Package Includes:
• Amiga 500 Computer
• 31 2" Internal Floppy Disk Drive
• 1 Megabyte Internal RAM
• Commodore 2002 Hi-Res RGB Monitor
• Amiga Mouse
SYSTEMS
COMMODORE 64C SYSTEM PACKAGE
C64 Computer C1541 51A" Disk Drive
C1802 Color Monitor Jr AA
$ 699
Jo. C864P OdC.57
COMMODORE 128 SYSTEM PACKAGE
• C128 Computer
• C1571 Disk Drive
• C2002 Color Monitor No. CB128P
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512K
Multi-Tasking io. CBG500
$ 599
$ 169
$ 479
COMMODORE 64C
• 64K
• Color Graphics No. CB64C
COMMODORE 12SD
• Built-in 5Vi" Disk Drive
• Detached Keyboard
No. CB128D
Execution.
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DISK DRIVES
AMIGA 1010
3V2" External Drive
* 219
AMIGA 1020 AMIGA 2010
5Vi" External Drive 3Vi" Internal Drive
No. CBG1020 2189 No. CBG2010 * 17£
COMMODORE 1541C COMMODORE 1571
COMMODORE 1581
3V2" External Drive
5Vi" External Drive 5Vi" External Drive
No. CB1541C *189 No. CB1571 *239
XEBEC 9720H HARD DRIVE C. LTD 20MB
20MB For Amiga 1000 Hard Dive For Amiga 1000
No. CBGMX20 *779 No. CBGLT01 *899
SUPRA 20MB
Hard Drive For Amiga 1000
No. CBGSU01 *76‘
MINISCRIBE INTERNAL 20MB SEAGATE 30MB AMIGA 2000
Internal Hard Drive For Amiga 2000 Internal Hard Drive for Amiga 2000 Hard Drive Controller
No. CBG2091
MEMORY EXPANSION
OMMODORE 128 512K COMMODORE 64C 256K AMIGA 500 512K
lemory Expansion Memory Expansion Memory Expansion
0. CB128512 $ 179 No. CB1764 *139 No. CBG501 *169
AMIGA 1050
Ram Expansion
No. CBG1050
* 149
* 399
$ 579
.MIGA 2000 2MB
iternal RAM Expansion
o. KBG2052
ALLEGRA RAM EXPANSION
512K No. CBGAL01 $ 259
2MB No. CBGAL02
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C. LTD
Ram Expansion
No. CBGMEGA
k No. CBGPP01 *249 4MB Ram Expansion
* 249
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EPSON EX-IOOO
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STAR MICRONICS NX-15
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• Friction & Tractor Feed No. SGNX15
EPSON LQ-IOOO
• 24 Wire Dot Matrix
• 180 CPS Draft 60 CPS NLQ
• 132 Column, 7K Buffer No. EPLQ1000
OKIDATA ML-192 PLUS
• 9 Pin Dot Matrix
• 200 CPS Draft 40 CPS NLQ
• 80 Column, 8K Buffer *329
* 479
No. OK1921
OKIDATA ML-193 PLUS
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• 8K Print Buffer
• 9 Wire, 132 Column No. OK193I
* 159
SEIKOSHA SKIOOOVC
• C64 128
• 80 CPS Bi-Directional
• Tractor Feed No. SK1000VC
HEWLETT PACKARD THINKJET
• Inkjet Model 2225C
• 150 CPS
• Pin or Tractor Feed *379
NEC P660
• 24 Wire Dot Matrix
• 216 CPS Draft 65 CPS NLQ
* 459
• 360 X 360 DPI No. NIP660
PANASONIC KX-P1091I
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• 9 Pin Head, 80 Column
• IBM Pro Printer Emulation X 79
80 CPS 40 NLQ, 24 Wire $ X 3 9
AMIGA INTERFACE $ 7999
No. BRM1509
OKIMATE 20 COLOR
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No. QK206
CITIZEN MSP10
• 160 CPS Draft
• 40 CPS NLQ
• Tractor Feed $ OQO
NO.C2MSP10 5757
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INTERFACES AND ACCESSORIES
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ETEC JR GRAPHICS
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* 36"
¦lo. XETECJR2
MICRO R&D 350
Interface C64 128
* 49"
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XETEC SUPER GRAPHICS
Interface C64 128
No. XETEC8 *56"
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MPW
* 359
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ANAKIN RESEARCH
Easyl Drawing Tablet
vJo. CB9AR01
MICHIGAN SOFTWARE
Quickstart Board
$ 149
No. CBGMGQ2
AMIGA GENLOCK INTERFACE
For Amiga 1000
$
AMIGA 2000 BRIDGEBOARD COMMODORE
NJSV* " Drive 1351 Mouse
$ 46"
slo. CBG2088
MIMETICS SOUNDSCAPE
Midi Interface
$ 4499
No. CB9MM02
Selection.
Did you know that CMO carries over 3,000 products including the best respected names in the industry. Representing over 200 manufacturers, our $ 8 million inventory is housed in over 60,000 sq. ft. Of space. Because of our large inventory, we are able to provide our customers with tremendous options and selections from which to choose. Also, our trained consultants offer free consultation and will be happy to help design and configure your system to fit your needs and budget.
AMIGA SOFTWARE
AEGIS
DIGA
* 139
$ 159
DELUXE VIDEO
NO. CBEA09 $ 09 ®
LATTICE INC.
LATTICE “C”
* 169
NO. CB9GP03
NO. CB9LA01
DELUXE MUSIC
NO. CB9EA11 $ 09
COMMODORE
ENHANCER 1.2
AB SOFT
AC BASIC
NO. CB9AB01
$ 1499
DISCOVERY
MARAUDER II
NO. CB9OV01 $ 31"
AEGIS
DRAW PLUS
NO. CBAE03
ELECTRONIC ARTS
DELUXE PAINT II
$ 9799
CHAMPION BASEBALL
$ 54" NO. CB9AV05 *28"
GOLD DISK
PAGESETTER w Txtedt.
$ 9 99
INSTANT MUSIC
CB9EA10 $ 04®®
MINDSCAPE NEW HORIZONS MICRO ILLUSIONS MIMETICS
HALLEY PROJECT FLOW DYNAMIC CAD SOUND SAMPLER
$ 34 ® NO. CB9NH01 $ 09 NO. CBMI01 349 CB9MM01 $ 89
NO. CB9MO01
AMIGA SOFTWARE
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MANX
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MICRO SYSTEMS
SCRIBBLE
NO. CB9MS02
MIMETICS
PRO STUDIO
NO. CB9MM03
* 66"
* 219
* 69"
* 129
OXXI
MAXIPLAN 500
OXXI
MAXIPLAN PLUS
NEW TEK
DIGI VIEW 2.0
NEW HORIZONS
PROWRITE
NO. CB9NH02
* 99*9
* 149
* 139
* 79"
NO. CB90XQ2
NO. CB9OX01
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WORD PERFECT CORP.
WORD PERFECT
SUBLOGIC
FLIGHT SIMULATOR II
NORTHEAST
PUBLISHER 1000
IN
GALILEO
NO. CB9IN01
* 219
$ 34"
* 129
* 59
99
NO. CB9WP01
NO. CB9SU01
NO. CB9NE01
Competitive Pricing.
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$ 2099
$ 3499
$ 249S
ACCESS
LEADER BOARD
SPRINGBOARD
NEWSROOM 64
SPRINGBOARD
CLIPART VOL. 1 OR 2
$ 25"
$ 32"
$ 1999
$ 4499
MICROPROSE
SILENT SERVICE
MICROPROSE
STRIKE EAGLE
STRATEGIC SIMULATIONS
PHANTASIE II
BATTERIES INCLUDED
CALCKIT
$ 2999
$ 29"
$ 29"
$ 1999
NO. CBMP01
NO. CBSS01
NO. BIC2001
TIMEWORKS
SWIFTCALC
NO. CBTW01
CENTRAL POINT
COPY II 64 128
SUBLOGIC
FLIGHT SIMULATOR II
SUBLOGIC
JET FLIGHT SIMULATOR
$ 5999
$ 29"
$ 3799
$ 37"
NO. SUC1
NO. CPCOPY
SUC2
COMMODORE 1802
Color Monitor
No. CB1802
COMMODORE 2002 RGB Color Monitor
No. CB2002 $ 299
AMIGA 1080 MONITOR
Hi-Res RGB Color
No. CBG1080 *299
* 199
MAGNAVOX
13” Composite Color Monitor
No. NAP502 *179
MAGNAVOX 14" MONITOR
RGB Composite TTL Color
No. NAP505 *199
MAGNAVOX 14” MONITOR
Composite RGB Color
No. NAP515 $ 289
AMIGA
ANCHOR 6420 MODEM
64 128 300 Baud
$ 119
AMIGA 1680 MODEM
300 1200 Baud AA AD
No. CBG1680
ANCHOR VOLKSMODEM 12
300 1200 Baud AA AD
$ 9999
* 129
No. AN6420
No. ANAM12
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SPECIALS
CURTIS SURGE PROTECTORS
Diamond No. CUSP1P $ 49"
Ruby No. CUSPF2P $ 69"
SONY DISKETTES
CIA "
ANCHOR OMEGA 80 MODEM
• For Amiga
• 300 1200 Baud Internal
• Hayes Compatible No. AN80
No. SCMD1
51 4"
SS DD
No. SCMD2
5%"
DS DD
No. SCMFD1
3V2"
SS DD
No. SCMFD2
31 2
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* 129
CURTIS
Universal Printer Stand
No. CUUPS1
CURTIS
Tool Kit
No. CUTK1
KENSINGTON
Masterpiece Plus
No. KEM80
$ 19
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* 109
MICRO SYSTEMS
Organize Database
No. CB9MS04
STAR GEMINI NX-10
80 Column, 120 CPS Draft 30 NLQ
No, SGNX10
No. SGNX10C (C64 128}
AEGIS SOFTWARE
Animator and Images
No. CB9AE01
$ 169
$ 199
$ 699
$ 89
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