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World of . Commodore AMIGA HEW YORK CITY • APRIL 24-26,1992 Consumers Circle 170 on Reader Service card ? 0 to 8MB of onboard, 40ns, non-multiplexed, DRAM. Fully auto-configured, user-installable SIMM modules lets you expand your A3000 to 24MB! DRAM controller design fully supports the 68040 CPU's burst memory access mode. ? Full DMA |Direct Memory Access) to from the on-board DRAM by any A3000 peripheral (e.g: the A3000's built- in hard disk controller). Asynchronous design allows the 68040 to run at clock speeds independent of the A3000 motherboard speed. Allows easy upgrade to 33Mhz 68040 (over 25.3 MIPS!) When available from Motorola. Hardware support for allowing V2.0 Kickstart ROM to be copied into and mirrored by the high performance onboard DRAM. Its like caching the entire operating system! Software switchable 68030 "fallback" mode for full backward compatibility with the A3000's native 68030 CPU. ? Incorporates GVP's proven quality, experience and leadership in Amiga accelerator products. TRY A RAM DISK PERFORMANCE TEST AND SE FOR YOURSELF HOW THE G-FORCE 040 OUT PERFORMS THE COMPETITION Ask your dealer to run any "RAM disk" performance test and see the G-FORCE 040's amazing powers in action. So now that you know the facts, order your G-FORCE 040 today. After all, the only reason why you need an '040 accelerator is SPEED'. A3000 "CPU slot" connector GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770* FAX (215) 337-9922 G-Force 040 is a registered trademark of Groat Valley Products Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark ot Commodore-Amlga. Inc. © 1991 Great Valley Products Inc FEATURES Amiga Output as Art By Joel Hagen ....28 How you translate your computer images into finished artwork can he the crucial difference between mundane reproductions and gallery-quality works. Here are several creative techniques to help make your physical output suitable for exhibition. Dusting for “Prints” By Dave Johnson ..33 Don't let your search for the right printer wind up in the “unsolved mysteries’* file. Use this guide to take the investigative legwork out of finding what different kinds of printer technologies have to offer in terms of capability, performance, and value. DTP-ing with the Enemy? By Eyo Sama ...37 Relax: Neither you nor Julia Roberts will suffer murder or mayhem by engaging in a little cross-platform cooperation in the area of DTP. Learn to incorporate the best elements of Amigas, Macs and Pcs, and you may just wind up with a competitive, full-service publishing operation. ARTICLES A Brand-New Bench: Part II By Sheldon Leemon ...42 New features of the 2.0 operating system are making some applications programs more powerful, flexible, and easy to use as you will see in Part 11 of our series on “Getting the Most from Workbench 2.0.” COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Barney ... 6 Using a computer to monitor Wall St. trading from a cell may not be good rehab for Michael Milken, but the editor shows that some “insiders” arc putting Amigas to constructive use all the same.

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* Total Programmability: Using over 300 Arexx commands you can take complete control of Professional Page 'Genies require Arexx. Arexx comes with Workbench 2.0 or con be purchased separately, "Jusl send in yowt doled soles receipt with your registration card. "‘Hat link requires Professional Draw 3.0 (available soon). Professional Page is a registered irodemark of Gold Disk Inc. All other products mentioned ore trademarks of meir respective owners. Specfkotkms ore suoiecl lo change without notice. HINK ALL ’040 ACCELERATORS ARE THE SAME? As a high power Amiga® 3000 3000T user you need a 68040 accelerator board for one reason... and one reason only... SPEED! THINK AGAIN! And once you know what makes one 68040 accelerator better than another, the only board you'll want is the G-FORCE 040 from GVP. WATCH OUT FOR SLOW DRAM BOTTLENECKS Yes, all 68040 CPU's are created equal but this doesn't mean that all accelerator allow your A3000 to make the ;of the 68040 CPU's incredible performance. The A3000 was designed to work with low-cost, 80ns DRAM (memory) technology. As a result, anytime the '040 CPU accesses the A3000 motherboard, memory lots of CPU wait-states are introduced and all the reasons you bought your accelerator literally come to a screeching halt! Not true for the G-FORCE 040... SOLUTION: THE G-FORCE 040 s FAST, 40ns, ON BOARD DRAM To eliminate this memory access bottleneck, we designed a special 1MB, 32-bit wide, non-multiplexed, SIMM module using 40ns DRAMs (yes, forty nanoseconds!), This revolutionary memory module allows the G-FORCE 040 to be populated with up to 8MB of state-of-the- art, high performance, on-board DRAM. Think of this as a giant SMB cache which lets the '040 CPU race along at the top performance speeds you paid for. SHOP SMART: COMPARE THESE G-FORCE 040 SPECS TO ANY OTHffl TJ40 ACCEERAT0R 68040 CPU running at 28Mhz providing 22 MIPS and 3.75 MFLOPS! NOTE: The 68040 incorporates a CPU, MMU. FPU and separate 4KB data and instruction caches on a single chip. World of . Commodore AMIGA HEW YORK CITY • APRIL 24-26,1992 Consumers Circle 170 on Reader Service card ? 0 to 8MB of onboard, 40ns, non-multiplexed, DRAM. Fully auto-configured, user-installable SIMM modules lets you expand your A3000 to 24MB! DRAM controller design fully supports the 68040 CPU's burst memory access mode. ? Full DMA |Direct Memory Access) to from the on-board DRAM by any A3000 peripheral (e.g: the A3000's built- in hard disk controller). Asynchronous design allows the 68040 to run at clock speeds independent of the A3000 motherboard speed. Allows easy upgrade to 33Mhz 68040 (over 25.3 MIPS!) When available from Motorola. Hardware support for allowing V2.0 Kickstart ROM to be copied into and mirrored by the high performance onboard DRAM. Its like caching the entire operating system! Software switchable 68030 "fallback" mode for full backward compatibility with the A3000's native 68030 CPU. ? Incorporates GVP's proven quality, experience and leadership in Amiga accelerator products. TRY A RAM DISK PERFORMANCE TEST AND SE FOR YOURSELF HOW THE G-FORCE 040 OUT PERFORMS THE COMPETITION Ask your dealer to run any "RAM disk" performance test and see the G-FORCE 040's amazing powers in action. So now that you know the facts, order your G-FORCE 040 today. After all, the only reason why you need an '040 accelerator is SPEED'. A3000 "CPU slot" connector GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770* FAX (215) 337-9922 G-Force 040 is a registered trademark of Groat Valley Products Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark ot Commodore-Amlga. Inc. © 1991 Great Valley Products Inc FEATURES Amiga Output as Art By Joel Hagen ....28 How you translate your computer images into finished artwork can he the crucial difference between mundane reproductions and gallery-quality works. Here are several creative techniques to help make your physical output suitable for exhibition. Dusting for “Prints” By Dave Johnson ..33 Don't let your search for the right printer wind up in the “unsolved mysteries’* file. Use this guide to take the investigative legwork out of finding what different kinds of printer technologies have to offer in terms of capability, performance, and value. DTP-ing with the Enemy? By Eyo Sama ...37 Relax: Neither you nor Julia Roberts will suffer murder or mayhem by engaging in a little cross-platform cooperation in the area of DTP. Learn to incorporate the best elements of Amigas, Macs and Pcs, and you may just wind up with a competitive, full-service publishing operation. ARTICLES A Brand-New Bench: Part II By Sheldon Leemon ...42 New features of the 2.0 operating system are making some applications programs more powerful, flexible, and easy to use as you will see in Part 11 of our series on “Getting the Most from Workbench 2.0.” COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Barney ... 6 Using a computer to monitor Wall St. trading from a cell may not be good rehab for Michael Milken, but the editor shows that some “insiders” arc putting Amigas to constructive use all the same. Accent on Graphics 4 8 By Joel Hagen Joel takes you “trekking” in outer space this month with some paint-program tricks for whipping up animated star- fields and spinning asteroids faster than you can say “Starship Enterprise.” Getting what you do on your computer out oj your computer in quality fashion is paramount. That’s why our features this month stress techniques for obtaining top-notch output. Tips on buying printers, and practical advice on setting up desktop-publishing operations. Whether you’re preparing artwork for exhibition or producing a job for a client, you’ll find our 'Amiga Output" special will help you get the best results possible. CONTENTS VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5, MAY 1992 VIDEO Suite By Mark Swain 50 One of the simpler and less expensive ways to achieve a crispy luminance clip in your video post-production work is to create a “traveling matte." DEPARTMENTS Overscan .....8 News, new products, and more from all over the Amiga community. Help Key ...80 Memberships are free and service is available here at Lou's “Triple A” where you get Advice, Assistance, and Action whenever your .Amiga hits the breakdown lane. AW Product Information 84 To contact the developer of any product mentioned in this issue o ' Amiga World, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses" list. 112 The Last Word .. The readers write back. REVIEWS Imagine (impulse) and Real3D Professional Turbo 1.41 (Activa Programs Plus Video) 18 Major facelifts for two multipurpose 3-D graphics packages pay off with highly successful results. DSS8: Digital Sound Studio (GVP) .20 High-quality audio digitizer sample- editor combo with some sequencing capability thrown in. MegaChip 2000 500, Multi- Start II, and SecureKey (DKB Software) ..74 Three nifty boards that offer sensible solutions to increasing chip RAM, providing multiple Kickstart ROMs, and ensuring data security, respectively. MEDIASHOW (Gold Disk) ...75 Low-cost multimedia system for video production work. Voyager (Carina) ...76 “The Dynamic Sky Simulator” makes your Amiga a mini-planetarium. Notebook (Black Belt) .....90 Free-form text graphics idea organizer. (i A M E S Crib Notes By Peter Olafson 56 Slick tricks from the top tipster in the gaming game. RED BARON (Dynamix Sierra).....0 6 Highly realistic, authentically detailed flight simulator from the Great War... Birds OF Prey (Electronic Arts) 56 ...But ifWWI biplanes are too slow for you, try this Fast-paced Cold War model. Battle Isle (UBI Soft Electronic Arts) and FlRETEAM 2200 (Sim Systems RAW Entertainment) ..58 Two sci-fi war games, one winner. THUNDERHAWK (Virgin Games) 60 Hi-tech helicopter hi jinks with arcade, strategy, and role-playing elements. Corporation (Virgin Games) 62 Challenging role-playing adventure. COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY ED JUDICE AMIGA ILLUSTRATION BY CELESTE LAZAROU WALSH Amiga World 3 THE FINAL WORD IN RAM EXPANSION FOR THE The best things come in small packages! The smallest and most compact 8MB RAM Expansion board for the A2000. Once again GVP proves to be the technology leader. 2 MB of ' 2 s factory installed memory. SIMM sockets for up to 6MB user installed memory modules. (Shown here fully populated) GVP’sVLSI custom chip allows dramatic decrease in number of parts required. Features: V 2MB of factory installed RAM, expandable to 8MB. All memory is fully Auto-Configured. V Also supports a 6MB configuration for maximum memory utilization for Commodore's A2088 2286 "bridgeboard" users. V Uses easy-to-install, industry standard, SIMM memory modules. No more bent pins or incorrectly inserted DRAM chips! V GVP's state-of-the-art VLSI technology has reduced an 8MB RAM expansion board to a "half-card"! Lower parts count also means highest possible reliability and life expectancy. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 AmigaWorld Dale Strang, Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-in-chief Daniel Sullivan, Executi ve Editor SWAIN PRATT, Managing Editor BARBARA GeFVERT, Senior Editor LOUIS R. W allace. Senior Editor. Technology Linda Barrett Laflamme, Review Editor Gene Brawn, Joel Hagen, David X McClellan, PETER OlAFSOX, Contributing Editors Howard G. Harp, Art Director
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L. AURA Livingston, Marketing Coordinator LlSA JaILLET, Desktop Publishing Manager DEBORAH M. Walsh, Circulation Manager TechMedia Publishing Dale Strang, President SUSAN M. HANSHAW, Director of Operations LlSA La Fleur, Business id1 Operations Manager Mary McCole, President's Assistant KENNETH BLAKEMAN, Associate Publisher. Ancillary Products LYNN LaGASSE, Video Products Manager CHRIS Conroy, Technical Director, Video Products TlM Walsh, Ancillary Products Manager LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales id Collections AinigaWhrld (ISSN 0883-239(1) is an independent journal not connected tdth Commodore: Business Machines, Inc. Avit iAVi.rhl is published monthly l> lechMcdia Publishing. Inc.. an IDG Company, 80 Elm St., iVuilxittutgh. Ml 03458. U.S. subset iption rate is $ 29.07. one sear; $ 4(j.00, two sears; $ (V-I.OO, three years. Canada S38.97 (I S fimdsl. One vear only Mexico $ 38.97. Foreign Sihface $ 19.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (picpay ment is required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). All foreign rates are one-year onlv. Second-class postage paid at lUtctborough. N H. and at additional mailing offices. Phone: (>03-92-1-C) 100. Entire contents copyright 1992 In lech Media Publishing, Inc. No part of this publication may lie printed or oi Itemise leproduc cd without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes to.-JiiMgullbrW. Subscription Serviies, PO Box 58804, Boulder, CO 80322-830-1. Nationally distributed by Kable News Co., .-Imigit- Wbrld makes every eflbit to assure the accuracy nl aiiiclrs, listings and tmuiis published m the magazine. AMIGA World assumes no responsibility fm damages due to errors or omissions. Amiga is a registered fracemark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc Dealers Circle 21 on Reader Service card Consumers Circle 22 on Reader Service card OW ADD 286 “PC AT” COMPATIBILITY TO YOUR A500 IN A “SNAP” WITHOUT VOIDING THE WARRANTY ON YOUR 4500 GVP's SERIES II A500-HD8+ NOW FEATURES AN OPTIONAL, PLUG-IN, 1GMHZ PC286 EMULATOR MODULE! Not only have we added a PC286 emulator option to our best selling A500 hard drive subsystem but our Series II™ A500-HD8+ units are now equipped exclusively with Quantum™ hard drives offering the fastest access times and data transfer rates, unique disk caching and the highest reliability (MTBF| rating in the industry. Coupled with our world acclaimed DMA SCSI controller, everything from loading software to saving files is so much faster that you finally have the time to enjoy the fun and productivity that you bought your A500 for in the first place. THE MAGIC BEHIND GVP's SERIES IIA500-HD8+ HARD DRIVE MUSCLE Check out these unequalled features: ? Choice of factory-installed 50,120 or 240MB Quantum SCSI hard drives. Provides storage space of 56, 130 or 260 floppy disks! Game Switch for disabling the hard drive allowing compatibility with those few badly behaved games which don't like hard drives! A2000™ Hard Drive Perfonnance. The A500HD8+ uses the same Custom DMA VLSI Chip and FAAASTROM technologies as our top-selling, high performance, Series IIIV A2000 SCSI controllers. ? Up to SMB of User-Installable Internal FAST RAM expansion (SIMMs!. ? External SCSI port for connecting additional SCSI Peripherals such as Tape Drives, CD- ROM drives, etc. ? Unique Internal "Mini-Slot" Expansion Connector and Fan for Cool, Reliable Operation. ? Includes Dedicated Power Supply ensuring that your A500 power supply is not overloaded (a MUST for adherence to Commodore specs!. PLUS, now we offer something NO OTHER HARD DRIVE SUBSYSTEM can, an optional plug-in 16Mhz 286 "PC" Emulator! THE MAGIC OF THE GVP PC28G EMULATOR OPBMS MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND MORE. Our new GVP PC2S6 emulator module is the first A500 peripheral specifically designed to be plugged into our unique internal "Mini-Slot". Unlike other 286 PC emulators, this one fits right inside your A500HD8-1- housing! So installation is a snap and there's no need to open and dismantle your A500TV and run the risk of VOIDING YOUR Computer's WARRANTY. In fact your warranty worries are over, because the A500-HD8+ as well as the optional GVP PC286 emulator module are now warranted for 2 FULL YEARS!! The GVP PC286 "Mini-Slot" module features:
• Runs MS-DOS |V3.2 or up), Microsoft Windows™ and literally thousands of PC applications. NOTE: MS-DOS Operating system is NOT Included.
• 16Mhz 80286 CPU. Up to 15 times faster than IBM's original PC!
• Complete Hercules™, CGA, EGA VGA (monochrome) and T3100 video emulations. MS-DOS applications can use the A500's™ built-in parallel and serial pons transparently.
• Use the A500's floppy drive(s) to read write MS-DOS floppies.
• Let's your A500 nin MS-DOS and Aruja « a regawea traaemani o( Commooofe-Amg*. Inc C 1991 O'** Valley PrcxJuca Itc. AmigaDOS Applications Concurrently!!
• 512KB of Onboard Memory (RAM] for exclusive use by MS-DOS. Transparent access to the A500's memory for MS-DOS applications requiring more than 512KB of memory!
• Socket for optional 80C2S7 (CMOS) Floating Point Unit. PLUS, your Series IIA500-HD8+ matches your Amiga™ 500's good looks line-for-line and curve-for-curve. So... Be Smart, before you buy anyone else's A500™ hard drive or RAM expansion system, ask the question: "Does It Have a Mini-Slot"? Why settle for anything less? GVP PC286 MODULE GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Amigas on the Inside CHIEF CONCERNS A personal computer can create a degree of freedom even within prison walls. SOME WHO ARE sentenced to a long stretch in prison have a bleak outlook. Life on the inside is lull of drudgery, fear, and anger. And when they get out, it’s usually more of the same. Others, however, learn new skills, write books, act anything to prepare themselves for a productive return to society. Brad Perrott is currently serving a life sentence at the Warkworth Institution in Campbellford, Ontario. He hopes to be released in 1994, at the age of 47. If he does get out, Perrott He blew $ 900 on his computer, giving up the chance to get a color TV, stereo, or fancy clothes lie has never regretted it. Shouldn’t have to Hip burgers at the local Big Boy; instead, he will become involved in making video, thanks to countless hours spent using the Amiga. When Perrott bought his A500 in 1988, inmates were allowed to purchase only SI 000 worth of personal property. He blew S900 on his computer, giving up the chance to get a color TV, stereo, or fancy clothes. He has never regretted it. After Perron’s first major software purchase Byte by Byte's Sculpt .Animate 3-D he was off and ray tracing. He also picked up Electronic Arts’ Dpaint II, and, with the help of his pal Wayne Boden, started broadcasting a schedule of the videos to be shown throughout the prison. They began by creating six screens, but after various other prison groups wanted in, their work outgrew the paltry' memory of the standard A500. An extra 512K took care of that problem, at least for a while. Now the system is punched up with a CAT 42MB Series II hard drive, an extra 2MB of RAM, and an accelerator. And Brad and Wayne have moved up to scripting with Right Answers’ The Director. The current Director application they have built presents a requester that allows the user to select a title animation or a title screen. It then automatically reads a list of videos from ASCII and displays it on the chosen screen. The Director also reads in advertisements from an info.data lile and places them within a screen that’s created from Dpaint III or New- Tek’s Digi-Paint 3. All this now runs in hi-res overscan, thanks to Perrotds one-megabyte Falter Agnus chip. This work got Perrott more interested in video, and S99 later he became the owner of a Minietics’ AmiGen, which he now uses to enhance videos that are shot by various prison groups. Perrott says that one of his biggest challenges is interesting the 25 or so other Warkworth A500 owners in advanced uses of the .Amiga. But an assortment of top-notch games keeps this group fairly well occupied, he reports. Warkworth prison officials recently upped the amount of money inmates can spend on personal possessions, so Perrott is thinking ahead. On his agenda are the 2.0 operating system and a digitizer. Perron's greatest Amiga dream, though, is to own a system that includes a NewTek Video Toaster. Perrott is now trying to convince officials to scrap plans for an expensive PC-based video system, and instead to let him do a more complete job with a couple of A3000s. Sounds like a good idea to me. Time To Program FOUR OR FIAT years back, 1 corresponded a bit with a David Duhaime, a prisoner at the Washington State Reformatory, and I’d guess he’s still there. This guy was obsessed with programming, but, making only $ 26.40 per month, he lacked the money for a decent software library. I sent him every Microsoft language I had at the time. To me, they took up shelf space. To him, it was like a gift from God. At the time, Duhaime claimed that Washington State Reformatory was the only house of correction in the US that allowed inmates to own a PC. Like many near-sighted corporations, the prison had strict standards as to what could be used. Unfortunately, it had to be an IBM compatible, and no modems were allowed. Pm not sure if thcv allow Amigas yet. Personal computers, even IBM compatibles, have the power to change lives. There is no certainty about it, but in the case of prisoners, it is a chance for a new start. Each one can decide what he wants the computer to do. Some may become financial wizards, or programmers, or designers. And these skills, rather than prison garb or a regrettable past, form the identity of the person at the keyboard. An Amiga computer system is especially well suited for rehabilitation. It is cheap and powerful, and can easily tap into creative powers. It can reward hours of effort with a beautiful animation, a stunning graphic, or a multimedia mindblower that makes you proud. The Amiga may not be able to save the whales or patch the hole in the ozone, but it might make a difference in one man’s life. ¦ ' " A 7 ¦% -' r». - > i- £ ,-v ¦> 'or40MHz’080. 32-Bit RAM EXPANSION... DMA SCSI CONTROLLER... HARD-DISK-CARD & MORE... Our new G-Force 030 Combo board for the A2000 is truly in a class of its own and has no equal. It's equivalent to four expansion boards in a single slot! With its '030 Central Processor and 68882 Floating Point Processor (both running at a clock speed of up to 50Mhz), 4 to 16MB RAM and on-board DMA SCSI Controller, the G-Force 030 Combo gives you more performance and control for the money than any other single board out there. G-FORCE 030 COMBO THE MUST HAVE A2000 ADD-ON Give your Amiga a massive memory boost... Moke your Amiga faster than a speeding bullet... Use your Amiga with virtually every and any SCSI device on the market from CD-ROM drives, to Magneto- Optical and tape-based storage devices... Get all the storage capacity and performance of the latest SCSI hard drives with our optional hard drive mounting bracket you can even turn it into a 240MB Quantum Hard-Disk-Card... Save lots of time working with desktop publishing, animation, ray tracing and modeling programs... Speed up all your New Tek Video Toaster™ applications. A perfect match... 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• 50Mhz or 40Mhz 68882 FPU, math processor.
• 4MB of high performance, 60ns, 32- bit wide RAM expansion. User upgradeable to 16MB with easy-to-install 4MB SIMM modules.
• High Performance, Auto-booting, DMA SCSI controller which can DMA directly to from the full 16MB range of 32-bit wide RAM just like the A3000!
• SCSI connectors for connecting both internal and external SCSI peripherals.
• Hardware support for mapping the A2000 Kickstart ROM into the highspeed 32-bit wide on-board RAM. It's like caching the entire operating system!
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• rnarm mmmm rnrnrnSmi iimm '¦ ¦¦ * i ..- -- GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 G-Force OGOisa registered trademark o' Great Valley Products Inc. Amiga Is a registered trademark o( Comroodore-Amiga. Inc. All olher trademarks are ttie property oi their respective owners. © 1991 Great Valley Products Inc. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks AmiEXPO Long Beach: High Seas, Low Attendance LONG BEACH. CALIFORNIA Hie rains that flooded Southern California ceased in time for die opening of AmiEXPO, held February 14-16 on board the Queen Maty, which is now permanently docked in Long Beach. Unfortunately, the rain returned with a vengeance on Saturday, keeping many would-be attendees nestled in their homes. Disappointing also was the low vendor turnout, apparently the result of a glut of Amiga shows and conflict between competing show groups unable to agree on a coordinated show schedule. Among the missing were Commodore, GYP, Progressive Peripherals, Impulse, and myriad others. NewTek had a very small presence as part of the Bread Box Toaster magazine (RS 120) booth. Image-processing kingpin ASDG was there, though, with an especially unique “exhibit.” The firm curtained itself off from the crowd and conducted a three- day focus-group session, questioning customers about what should be added to Art Department Professional. I did get a quick demo of ASDG’s new program, About Faces The good news: AmigaDOS 2.0 supports Intellifont scalable typefaces. The bad news: Only three fonts are included. The best news: Agfa Corporation now offers 15 scalable font packages for the Amiga, plus many more individual volumes (four typefaces each, $ 99}. The word-processing and desktop-publishing series is composed of Styles Unlimited (25 typefaces, $ 199), Laser Type (35 faces, $ 199), Office Communications, Bulletins Newsletters, Presentations, and Publications Packs (12 faces and $ 159 each), and Amiga Starter and Amiga Companion Packs (four faces and $ 69 each). For projects that need an artistic flair, check out the five- volume decorative series (six typefaces and $ 129 per volume) or the Amiga Decorative Fred, a terrific system for batch processing frames. Fred allows you to easily add Toaster-style effects to single-frame recorded animations. ASDG is also working on motion blurring for digital video. (RS 121.) Greater Access I unfortunately missed the hottest product of the show. INO VA tronics Hew in the UK-based designer of its HiQ A500 Tower, who set up the product late in the show. According to INOVAtronics, the HiQ’s video slot can run 68040 accelerators and NewTek’s Video Toaster. This §699 product could be a boon to A500 owners eager to use the latest and greatest A2000 peripherals. INOVAtronics also popped out CanDo
1. 6. Which adds game-port support, proportional sliders, and more Arexx functionality. (RS 122.) Digital Processing Systems drew raves (I sure gave it one) with its new DPS Personal V-Scope. For $ 955, it gives you a waveform monitor and vectorscope on one card. With a standard composite Starter Pack (four faces, $ 69). Video Unlimited ($ 199) includes 25 typefaces optimized for video work. With a total of 250 designs in Agfa's Intellifont library, you won't run out of choices quickly. (RS 110.) CG Times Italic CG Times Bold CG Triumvirate Bold CG Triumvirate Condensed Put a good lace on it with the Amiga Starter Pack. Video monitor, you can have a full-screen waveform or vectorscope, or view them both on a single screen. (RS 123.) Gold Disk, which reported brisk business, highlighted Professional Page 3.0. which should be shipping by the time this issue hits the stands. The new version automates many layout tasks and supports Adobe Type 1 fonts. (RS 124.) If you have a Commodore A2630 ac- cel era tor, CSA promises to double your speed with the $ 699 Rocket Launcher. This product replaces the standard 25- MI Iz ’030 with a 50-MHz version. The firm also showed a new generation of its popular MegaMidget Racer. (RS 125.) Supra pulled in crowds with its range of fax modems, priced from $ 199.95 to $ 399.95. (RS 126.) Bugs and All Rimik displayed its Beetle Mouse, a $ 49.95, 320-dpi replacement mouse. The two-button device looks a bit buglike, comes in a variety of bold colors, and includes an extra long cord. Remix Continued oil p. 14. The PC Connection For more Bridgeboard speed, consider the 80386 20-MHz Bridgeboard Enhancer ($ 449) from ATOP. The Bridgeboard Enhancer is a small module that replaces the 80286 chip of the A2286 AT Bridgeboard without cutting or soldering. It works with an 80287 math chip and promises a Norton processor speed of near 20.7. (RS 1 12.) For better Bridgeboard relations, check out the Ambassador ($ 79.95) from Consultron. Based on the company’s CrossDOS software, the Ambassador allows you to access Amiga-connected floppy drives as MS-DOS drives and boasts it will provide faster access to data Continued on p. 14. To contact the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 84. Quarterback 5.0 - © 1932 Central Coast Software ? I Quarterback : -K - - - ¦ • * ? Systen2.0 ejC Zl RddBuffers Drrc Zl Rss i gn Zl Rve iI Zl B i ndDr i vers Zl Break D
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• The fastest backup and archiving program on the Amiga! ?
• Supports up to four floppy drives for backup and restore
• New integrated streaming tape support
• New “compression” option for backups
• Optional password protection, with encryption, for data security
• Full tape control for retension, erase and rewinding
• New “interrogator; ” retrieves device information from SCSI devices
• Capable of complete, subdirectory-only, or selected-files backup and restore
• Improved wild card and pattern matching, for fast and easy selective archiving
• Restores all date and time stamps, file notes, and protection bits on files and directories
• Supports both hard and soft links
• Full macro and AREXX support
• Full Workbench 2.0 compatibility
• Improved user interface, with Workbench 2.0 style “3-D” appearance
• Many more features! Thousands of people rely on Quarterback for their backup and archival needs. Now, with Quarterback 5.0, there is even more reason to do so. Greater speed, even more features, and proven reliability. And a new “3-D” user interface puts these powerful capabilities at your finger tips. With features like these, it is no wonder that Quarterback is the best selling backup program for the Amiga. Would you trust your data with anything less? Central Coast Software .4 Division Of New Horizons Software, Inc. 206 Wild Basin Road, Suite 109, Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 328-6650 • FAX (512) 328-1925 Quarterback is a trademark of New Horizons Software. Inc. A Who’s Who Helper Tired of hunting through a mess of tiny note papers looking for that phone number you had just a minute ago? The Contact (Consultron, $ 59.95) address and phone database can help you tidy up. Called by a configurable hot-key, Contact lets you create, edit, and access multiple Phonebooks. Need an address for a letter? Call it up in Contact, tell the program to type it into your text window, finish your letter, Programmer's Toolbox Want an easier way to define structures in C? IntuiGen 1.0 [ . Miller & Associates, $ 34.95) generates definitions for NcwScrecn, XewW’indow, Menu. Menu- Ilem, IntuiText. And Gadget (Boolean, string, and proportional) structures. The WY'SIWY’G interface’s load-and-save features let you alter code later. (RS 101.) And then configure Contact to print a label for the envelope. Contact can store up to two telephone numbers for each address and can dial either one if you have an autodial modem. Contact's Arexx interface lets you customize the program even further. As a bonus, CalcKey, a hot-key-accessible calculator, is also included for standard, scientific, and programming math. (RS 107.) Composed of 11 command-line utilities, Qutna Software's QVCS (Quma Version Control System) automatically tracks your source and binary files through development, saving the differences between various revisions in a single (lie. The lock-file protection lets you use multitasking QVCS ($ 99) on netCurves Ahead Technical Tools offers 3-D modelers a new twist and enhanced convenience with Lissa ($ 35), a l.issajous curve generator for Imagine and Turbo Silver. Lissa generates Lissajous path objects that you can, for example, use as flight paths or as backbones of extruded objects. You control these paths via a window on Workbench or an Arexx script. (RS 104.) Worked systems, and for multi-developer projects, QVCS coordinates accesses and updates to shared modules. Need to backtrack? The program retrieves previous file versions and supports journaling. Other handy features include an editable message file that defines the Continued on p. 14. Occasionally* a piece of Amiga software worthy of becoming folk- ballacl material appears in the public domain. These programs are usually small vet remarkable ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh 4 utilities that make life easier in one way or another. Such is the case with MultiDOS, a 34K program by Kjell Didriksen that qualifies as the handiest Amiga MS-DOS converter of all time. An earlier Amiga-to-MS-DOS conversion program, CrossDOS ($ 39.95, Consultron), first appeared several years ago. It won the respect of many, including me. CrossDOS alone elevated me from ordinary computer geek to “nice-guy” status in the eyes of Amiga World Sales and Marketing staffers who often need Amiga files converted to MS-DOS format. I knew the practicality and pitfalls associated with conversion programs, and CrossDOS allowed me to perfect the art of making PC files Amiga-compatible and vice-versa. 1 learned to overcome quirks in its behavior, I downloaded software updates as they appeared infrequently on the nets, and I convinced myself that the program was all 1 would ever need for MS-DOS conversion. But MultiDOS, the PD alternative to CrossDOS, puls the commercial program to shame. With MulitDOS, there’s no secret sleight-of-hand tricks to learn, no semi-secret updates to download, and virtually no documentation needed in order to use the program. You simply decompress the software by using the Arc utility and copy one file to vour 1: directory, another to 4 4 ' devs:, and a couple more to your System director)'. Then you’re in business. Unlike early versions of Cross- DOS that sputtered to a halt under AmigaDOS 2.04, you can turn MultiDOS on and off with the CLI Shell commands PC- MountAll and PCKillAll, respectively. Furthermore, you can format low-densiiv MS-DOS disks J on any Amiga floppy device with the command PCFormat. (You can safelv shorten the commands 4 by renaming them or by adding a line such as Alias PC PCMount- All to your Shell-Startup.) After several months of heavy use, I have yet to see MultiDOS crash, and it remains bulletproof to the operating system under just about any conditions. Even if vou do not have access to a PC-compatible, I recommend this file for future reference. Genie users can look up file number 13661 in library 33, and you can find it in the CompuServe AmigaTech library 11 as filename MLDOS1.LHA. On Portal, the program is file number 90 in the Amiga area “File Libraries Mi sc Stuff.” You can also find MultiDOS on BIX under the name MULTIDOS- .LZH in the Amiga.listings area. A Bid for BIX Speaking of BIX, Byte magazine’s telecommunication arm was recently acquired by General Videotext Corporation. To
• learn more about this sale, I posed some questions to BIX. The responses I received were surprisingly upbeat. According to BIX’s Amiga Editor, Joanne Dow, you can expect to see better organization and new helpline operators. Sometime in the near future, BIX will probably move to a new location, which could mean increased access capability from Tymnet. In turn, BIX would be able to handle as many as 500 users at a time, rather than die current capacity of 140. The move could result in a 24-hour interruption of service, but all except the most infrequent users should have plenty of warning, as BIX will try to notify subscribers well in advance of any clown time. Dow also noted that BIX will remain the BYTE Information Exchange, with heavy BYTE participation. So, fellow BIX users, set your minds at ease. In these dismal economic times, positive business news is in short supply. That emphasizes Dow’s upbeat prognosis: "I am excited by the prospects for BIX and BIX s future, including significant growth. It appears this has the distinct possibility of being a singularly good thing for BIX.” BIX One Phoenix Mill Lane Peterborough. NH 03458 800 227-2983 CompuServe PO Box 20212 Columbus, Oi l 43220 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Genie 401 N. Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 800 638-9636 Portal Communications 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014 408 973-9111 c OU’LL BUY IMPACT VISION24 FOR ONE VIDEO NEED AND FIND YOU NEED IT FOB EVERYTHING VIDEO Introducing the IMPACT VISION 24 from GVP The All-In-One Video Peripheral for the A3000 and A2000 press a (configurable) “hot key" to activate any feature. At GVP, we wanted to make a major impact on the use of the A3000 2000 by professional video enthusiasts. With the Impact Vision-24 we have! For more information on how the hipact Vision 24 can have a major impact on your video productions, call us at 215-337-8770. Imp" GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337*8770 • FAX (215) 337*9922
• Control Panel. Provides full software control over all Impact Vision-24's numerous features. Use your mouse or simply ? Bealtime Framegrabber Diglttzer. Freeze, grab and store (in standard 4096 or 16 million color IFF format] any frame from a "live'' incoming RGB video source. Optional “RGB splitter'" required to grab incoming composite or S-VHS video. ? Hteker-flimlnator. Duplicates and enhances the A3000's display enhancer circuitry. It even de-interlaces live external video! A must for any A2000 owner. Ask about our A2000 “genlock slot trade-up“ program (in case your genlock slot is already used by something less exciting! ? Simultaneous Component Video (RGB) Out, Composite Video Out and S-VHS Video Out. Now, anything you can see on your Amiga monitor can be recorded on video tape, ? Separate Composite and Component Video (RGB+Sync) Genlocks. RGB genlock operates in the digital domain, for digitally perfect production studio quality mixing: no color bleeding, no ghosting, no artifacts ...! ? 15IVB Frame Buffer. Display 24-bit, 16 million color images on your Amiga monitor. On a multi-sync monitor, you can even display 16 million color images in non-interlaced mode! If you’re into video, IMPACT VISION-24 is truly a dream come true for your A3000 or A2Q00. It is the first multi- function peripheral specifically designed for the A3000’s video expansion slot With the optional A200D genlock slot adaptor kit, it also perfectly complements and enhances the A2000. Check out these features, all packed on a single Amiga 8 expansion board! Including animations, ray-traced 24-bit images and more! ? Pfcture-ln-Picture (PIP) Display. Freeze, resize, rescale and or reposition live incoming RGB video just like any workbench window at the double click of a mouse or the pressing of a “hot key". With a multisync all this can even be in rock steady de-interlaced mode. Unique “reverse-PlP“ feature, even allows you to place a fully functional Amiga workbench (or other application) screen as a SCALE-ABLE (shrunk down!) And re-positionable window over full-screen live video. ? To make sure you can take full and immediate advantage of every feature of your new Impact Vision 24 video-station, we even include the following software with every unit:
• Ca garT4V24. An exclusive version of the leading broadcast quality, 3-D modelling and rendering program. Use your imagination to model 3D, 16 million color, scenes. Use your digitized video images as textures to wrap around any object! The mind is the limit! SCALA -Tltlng. Easy -to-leam, video titling package complete with lots of special fonts and exciting special transition effects. Turn your Amiga into a character generator. Island Unrest ft's 1995, and you're in charge of an American tank platoon. Can you rid Yama Yama's five islands of the North-Korean- backed, disaffected Soviet communists? The sequel to Team Yankee, Pacific Islands [Empire } Ready Soft, S49.95) tests your strategic prowess through more than 30 battles, each with multiple objectives. Only after all five strategically important islands are liberated can you call yourself a winner. (RS 108.) Inside Sync Is there no more room for another black box in your video studio? Very well, just plug your time-base corrector into one of your Amiga’s slots instead. Compatible with composite and S-YHS systems, the TBCard (I,Den, §995) promises a broadcast-quality signal, in- finite-window time-base correction and Graphics To Go Have you a need for ready-made graphics and special effects for wedding videos? An- imattes: Wedding Series (39.95, Electric Crayon Studios) is a point-and-click collection of self-running graphic routines offered Encore, Encore! They’re back! The Lost Treasures of j Infocom, a collection of 20 favorite bygone text and graphic adventures, is now available from Activision Studios. For about SI00, you’ll receive all five Zorks, the mysteries Ballyhoo, Deadline, Moonmist, Suspect, and Witness; synchronization from any video source, and a bandwidth of 5.5 Mhz. For an additional si55, you can purchase theTB- Card TR-7 combination. The TR-7 is a remote box that gives you control of proc-amp functions, Field and frame freezes, and svstem-timing controls. (RS 111.) On three disks. You can use the routines straight out of the package or customize them in an IFF paint program, utilizing the included modification tutorial as a guide. (RS 105.) The science fiction games Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Planetfall, Star- cross, Stationfall, and Suspended; the fantasies Enchanter, Sorcerer, and Spell- breaker; Infidel, in which you must find the great lost pyramid of Egypt, and die creepy Lurking Horror. (RS 106.) SIMply Learning Suppose you were given the choice of learning addition by drill or by playing a game such as cribbage? That's an easy choice and studies show that students learn and understand much more when they are having fun. In her article "Simulations and Adventure Games in Computer Assisted Language Learning" (Simulation & Gaming, Dec. 1990), Macey Taylor reports on a wide variety of games usage in both direct instruction and teacher training. She found that "...students in communicative classes have tended to progress more rapidly, scoring higher on our level tests...than their counterparts in more traditional courses." Taylor uses Sim City (among other programs), and cites the wealth of educational possibilities it allows. These include site research, map making, planning and budget making (using spreadsheet and database programs), and writing. In fact, teachers at all levels, from elementary school to college, from vocational schools to literacy and English as a Second Language instruction, are applying this concept with Amigas. With the help of simulations like Sim City (Maxix) and Balance of Power (Software Toolworks), students learn not only city planning and international relations, but also language and writing skills, math, traditional sciences and social studies. These and other simulations offer a wealth of possibilities for instruction and practice. Scott Horan, teacher and proprietor of Mr. Horan's Computer Lab, a large Amiga establishment in Louisville, Kentucky, uses and installs Amiga educational systems around the South. In addition to simulations, he recommends Lemmings, especially in CDTV format, as "a great problem-solving game for classrooms." "It's a microwortd for higher-order thinking skills," he explains. "CDTV decentralizes the classroom. If the teacher is going to be the guide on the side instead of a sage on 0VERHEARD Commodore wants to pay you $ 500! If you purchase an Amiga 3000-25 50 or 3000- 25 1000 before April 30, Commodore will give you a S500 rebate. You may either apply it to your purchase immediately or receive a check from Commodore. For full details, call 800 66-AMIGA. The stage, CDTV is the perfect tool." Many commercial and public-domain games and simulations can be customized using one of the multimedia authoring languages such as AmigaVision, CanDo, or The Director. The tools are readily available; it's up to teachers to use them to spark the creativity and imagination that students at all levels bring to the learning experience. Michael Hanish Video Flippers NORTH MANITOU ISLAND, Michigan In the tradition of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, scientists from Michigan-based Great Lakes Visual Research (GLVR) took the plunge off the coast of Lake Michigan’s North Manitou Island. Using a Sony video camera housed in a specially-made casing, these fresh-water explorers surveyed and recorded a visit to the sunken Alva Bradley, lost nearly 100 years ago. According to GLVR’s Harley Seeley, who coordinated the expedition, an A2000 equipped with a GVP accelerator Continued on j). 14. &OUND ZONE With the most powerful comprehensive 8-bit Digital Sound Package to ever orchestrate an Amiga Digital Sound Studio The Affordable Answer to Your ?IQITaU SOUND STUDIO to Audio Dreams Record, Edit, Compose... With a high-quality stereo sound sampler, A fast, powerful, easy-to-use sound editor, And a self-contained 4-track sequencer: for all the sound effects and music you could ever imagine. ? Record sound samples from any source, including voices, noise, and pre-recorded instruments, to create your own instruments and effects. ? Edit sounds quickly in real time. Add effects like reverb and echo, run sounds backward, alter wave forms, cut and paste sound segments, create loops, eliminate pops and scratches. ? Compose easily using the DSS 4-track sequencer and your Amiga or MIDI keyboard. Draw from up to 31 instruments at a time, in up to four octaves with 8 different variable effects. Mix and modify sounds in real time as you compose, through direct interface with the sound editor. DSS Stretches the outer limits of 8-bit sound
• Create your own 4-track, self-playing musical compositions.
• Make soundtracks for home video, animation or visual presentations complete with voice-over, sound effects and music.
• Analyze voice patterns and stereo separation.
• Analyze graphic equalization of real-time sound.
• Remove "pops'1' from old phonograph reeordings.
• Create custom instruments and sound effects by collecting and or modifying pre-recorded instruments, voice, or sounds from any source, and use them in your own compositions.
• Save your sound and music to disk or send it out via modem for replay on any Amiga. Check out these unparalleled features V AmigaDOS 2.0 compatible; written in assembly language. V Multi-tasking operation. V 68020 and 68030 compatible, v Comprehensive tutorial manual helps even beginners get started right away. V Intuition-based graphic interface makes operation easy. V MIDI-in capability. V Direct interface between sequencer and editor. V Hold 31 sound samples in memory at once all shown on screen so they are easy to manipulate. V Effects and processing capabilities include echo, mix, filter, re-sample, sound data inversion, playing sounds backwards, loops, fade-in fade-out and more. V Manipulate sound samples in real time, as you listen. Create sampled instruments with 1, 3 and 5 octaves,
* HIFI recording for highest quality playback. V Controls for faster slower playback and filtering high frequencies during playback. V Load and save samples, songs and instruments in multiple formats. V Multiple effects for each note. V Stereo and monophonic operation. Also convert mono to stereo or separate stereo. V Auto-playing music modules. V Real-time oscilloscope and spectrum analysis. V Real-time reverberation. V Graphic editing of wave forms through easy-to-use functions, including zoom in out and precision controls for position, frequency and amplitude. V Draw sound waves freehand using the mouse. V Direct editing of individual sample numeric values. V Maximum recording speed of 51,000 samples second in stereo. V Savable Preference settings. V Saves in IFF, SONIX or RAW formats. V Compatible with SoundTracker, NoiseTracker and SoundFX modules. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 El P FX Ami EXPO, from p. 8. Is also planning a series of Amiga CD- ROM products, including a public-do- main software collection, clip art, and a picture disc. Each disc is expected to sell for $ 79,95. (RS 127.) Going back to the future, the Genie telecommunications service is planning to introduce an on-line interactive Amiga “magazine” that will eventually include sound, graphics, and animation. (RS 128,) Mach Universe entered the 3-D object fray with the $ 49,95 Rig Rig, a tractor- trailer object set that’s compatible with LightWave 3D. The truck can be easily animated, with headlights, blinkers, rear view mirror, and 18 moving wheels, (RS 129.) Besides wowing us with its Resolver graphics board, Digital Micronics of- PC Connection, from p. 8. From the Bridgeboard if you use Consul- tron-stvle PC virtual hard-drive partitions. In addition, with the Ambassador you can access Bridgeboard-created virtual partitions and most real MS-DOS hard-drive partitions connected to the Amiga. (RS 113.) A Bridgeboard alternative for the A500, Atonce-Plus (Vortex MicroPace. $ 448) features a 16-MHz CMOS 80286 processor and 512K of RAM, plus a socket for an optional 80C287-12 math coprocessor. Tested under MS-DOS versions 3.2 to 5.0 and DR-DOS 5.0 and 6.0, the board runs unrestrictedly in Protect- ed mode (Windows 3.0 and Lotus 123 are supported, however) and offers 64OK of memorv for DOS functions. J In machines with one meg or more of RAM, Atonce Plus lets you either install additional program memory or a RAM disk. For its display, the board emulates 16-color CCA mode, one EGA VGA monochrome graphics mode, and the Hercules, Olivetti, and Toshiba T3100 graphics cards. While you can use the Amiga’s serial port as COM1 or COM2 Video Flippers, from p. 12. And a Video Toaster (NewTek) made the underwater imaging easy and effective. Normally, it takes a lot of work, both in the field and in post-production possibly up to two years to establish records like these. With the Amiga setup, Seeley said, image acquisition can be done rapidly and with good resolution. The system allowed Seeley to accomplish both his goals: charting underwater preserves and furthering the fered a 20MB, 3.5-inch floppy drive. Yes, floppy! The firm claims an average access time of 65MB per second, which equals the performance of many hard drives sold only a few years ago. Prices range from $ 549 for an internal unit to $ 749 for an A500 version that includes a SCSI controller, (RS 130.) In the Can, a European titling-and-ef- fects product, has crossed the Atlantic and is selling for S99 from Visual FX. (RS 131.) Finally, promotor AmiEXPO (RS
132) announced its move into the desktop-video market with its first such show, Desktop Video ’92, scheduled for May 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport. It has also scheduled another AmiEXPO for October 2-4 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Doug Barney with the card, the parallel port maps to LPT1. Sound and a real-time clock round out the features list. (RS 114.) For PC-XT emulation without hardware, Consultron‘s CrossPC is the answer. This software emulator is bundled with an upgrade of CrossDOS in Cross- DOS version 5.0 Plus. Requiring one megabyte of RAM and version 3.0 or higher of MS-DOS, CrossPC emulates CCA or monochrome video modes and can access standard Amiga floppy drives, an MS-DOS partition on an Amiga hard disk, and the Amiga’s parallel, serial, and mouse ports. The other half of the team, CrossDOS 5.0 now supports 1..44MB high-densitv disks and the 20MB MS- DOS floptical disk format. Associated utilities, error-recovery techniques, and the user interface were revamped, as well. For example, the format and disk-copy commands now operate on both MS-DOS and AmigaDOS disks. .As a new product, CrossDOS version 5.0 Plus is available for S59.95: as an upgrade, the cost is S20 and an original CrossDOS disk. Consultron also sells MS-DOS 5.0 for $ 90. (RS 115.) Concept of a rapid-deployment, mobile system that is consumer-oriented and ( inexpensive. “You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use this system,” Seeley ex-
• J plained. “(Its) major advantage is that the available software allows you to adjust the contrast and change the scale (of images).” Avocational archaeologists will be interested to know that the entire setup costs less than 510,000. Rich Broida Add More Than Four Users of Commodore's A2630 accelerator can now have more 32-bit room to maneuver in, thanks to the DKB 2632 (DKB Software). The DKB 2632 is a 32-bit mem- ory-expansion board that installs on the A2630. While it comes populated with four ($ 699.95) or eight megabytes, you can expand the board up to 112 megabytes in increments of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32 megs using JEDEC-standard 32-bit-wide SIMM modules. Because this RAM uses 32-bit address space instead of autoconfig space, you can install it and still use an AT Bridgeboard with more than six megs of fast RAM. The DKB 2632 is also 2.0-compatible and is backed by a one-year warranty. (RS 109.) Toolbox, from p. 10. Message strings used by QVCS utilities, a file-compare utility for binary and ASCII files, accidental-deleiion protection, and the ability to automatically expand key words. (RS 102.) If debugging your SAS C code is a big: ger concern than cataloging it, consider MuItiTrace 1.0 (AltoFirma Software, $ 89), a multitasking debugger housed in a link library. With it, you may open separate trace windows for each program or task running, pause and step through individual tasks, and change a program’s or task’s execution speed. MuItiTrace supplies feedback on these tasks in several ways: It displays messages and variables in trace windows with printf syntax, displays hex dumps of memory or string data, and lets you restrict trace reporting to specific function- call levels. The included MakeTrace utility creates header files and generates C- fimction prototypes. (RS 103.) ¦ Only GVP Factory Installed A2000 HG8+ 52Q, 105Q or 200 SCSI Hard Disk+RAM Boards have a track record this good over20,000 satisfied Amiga® users and now a 2-Year Warranty! Don't waste your valuable time or money building a SCSI+RAM Controller from parts... Because of our unprecedented pricing structure you can now get GVP's, brand name, factory installed A2000 HC8+ 52Q, 105Q or 200 at a very competitive price. K GVP’S A2000 HC8+ 52Q, 105Q or 200
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1. 4.1 ($ 499, Activa International Programs Plus & Video) are two top contenders in the 3-D arena. Because both these fine programs are updates of earlier versions, I will concentrate on highlighting the new additions and significant functions of each, rather than cataloging every feature. Mature Productivity: Imagine 2.0 Released at the end of last year, Imagine 2.0 is a maturing 3-D graphics package. Thanks to its reasonable cost, excellent functionality, and top-notch renderings, Imagine (originally the follow-up to the popular Turbo Silver) has built a large following. You won’t be disappointed by version 2.0, with its additional features, new manual, and easier ways to be productive within your 3-D world. Imagine is one program divided into seven editor areas. New in 2.0, the Preferences Editor lets you directly edit and customize your preferences. With it, you can add to the bottom of the other editors user-customized gadgets (buttons) that control frequently used functions. This speeds up productivity. With the Forms Editor, you create organic or symmetrical objects, while with the Detail Editor, you build new objects, modify Forms objects, and assign all surface characteristics to objects. The Stage Editor lets you set object and camera placement, lighting, and viewing perspective. In the Action Editor, you specify movements, global parameters, and, if you are animating, key cels and special effects over time. A potential time-saver, die Cycle Editor lets you create repeating or hierarchical movements for objects. The classic example is walking: If you create the Cycle movement for one full step, you can then repeat this cycle in the Action Editor over an assigned time period. Finally, the Project Editor generates animations and controls rendering selections, such as resolution and format. In the Forms Editor, you begin with a sphere that is cut into slices, the shapes of which you then alter to create your object. The 2.0 addition of key slices was critical in making this editor useful. Instead of shaping every single slice, you can specify one or more key slices, alter their shapes, and let Imagine provide smooth interpolation between them. Consider an automobile body with a ridge that runs only from the front door to die back fender: If you cut the body into cross-sections from front to back, the first section (grill area) would be a rectangle, and the section that starts at To locate the vendors of products reviewed, see the "ManufacturersVDistributors' Addresses" list on p. 84. The door would be a rectangle with ridges on either side. Designate this section a key slice, and Imagine will produce a smooth ridge down the length of the car. Want to check the results? The Forms, Detail, Cycle, and Stage Editors now have Quick Render options that let you render directly in the editors without having to set up all of the staging and lights another welcome productivity enhancement. The Detail Editor’s improvements will make many people happy. Now, when you convert an IFF file to an object, you are asked whether or not you want faces on the object. You can also type in text using standard .Amiga fonts and have it converted to a 3-D object. This alone will save a great deal of time, although the conversion is not as powerful and flexible as that offered by dedicated programs such as Pixel 3D 2.0 (Axiom Software). In the past, getting brush (IFF picture) wraps and texture wraps in exactly the right place was possible, but difficult. Now, Imagine automatically gives you a default position and texture parameters. You can still customize these, but you will at least be assured of a good starting point. Version 2.0 offers several new textures to wrap, as well. Checks2, Pastella, and Waves bring the number of textures to 14. Another important attribute-en- hancement addition is Fog Length. Now, any object can have fog properties (in any of the 16,7 million colors), and global fog has been added to the Action Editor. Spline paths have also been included for object extrusions, and Conform to Path has been added. Also new to the Detail Editor is the ability to define subobjects a group of faces within an object. Now you can selectively apply any of the Brush or Texture Maps (four each) to just a subobject, making decals very easy to produce. You can also use subobjects to selectively control Phong shading. Objects in Imagine are composed of triangles, ancl the program uses Phong shading to help smooth the surfaces of rounded areas. Prior to 2.0, achieving sharp edges on one part of the object and smooth ones on another was almost impossible. Now you can define the points that will not have Phong shading, while the rest of the object is smoothed out. New to Imagine 1.1’s Detail Editor was Quick Draw, which changes the objects in your display to simple bounding boxes. This is very helpful when you have complex objects, because Imagine can update your display much more quickly if it draws only a bounding box in place of a point-lilled object. In version 2.0, Quick Draw was added to the Stage Editor, as well. Now you can load your complex objects, and then turn on Quick Draw for faster manipulations. Your Perspective View is always updated with the proper display. In 2.0, the Action Editor is basically the same as in earlier versions, with the addition of a Sort function from the menu for your objects and a second F X action line. F X, one of my favorite features in this program, now includes Boing, Explode, Fireworks, Flash, Grow, Ripple, Rotate, and Tumble. You can even apply two different effects on an object at the same time. You can also have a global backdrop picture, as I did with the clouds in Figure l. The Cycle Editor is relatively unchanged, as is the Projects Editor. From the latter, however, you can now output directly to DCTV format. The last area to cover is the documentation. The reputation for producing inadequate manuals has always haunted Impulse. The company has developed outstanding products, but has accompanied them with lackluster documentation. The manual for Imagine 2.0 is definitely a complete rewrite. It takes a different and unusual approach, in that you arc expected to read it from start to finish. It reads like a stoiy about creating with Imagine. The sparse index located before the single tutorial and other appendices do not really direct you to specific subjects, however, but rather send you to pages where the phrases are mentioned. The misspellings and comments such as “Ask Zack For More Here” indicate that the manual was a little rushed. However, the program is more thoroughly covered than in previous versions. Should you need it, technical support is available free of charge. Powerful Flexibility: Real3D Professional Turbo 1.4.1 Real3D Professional Turbo, while not the new kid on the block, is one of the newest professional-level 3-D programs for tiie Amiga. Version 1.4.1 makes it a definite contender for your consideration. Real3D takes a very different approach with its interface and object creation, but, once mastered, the techniques produce outstanding results, with options not always found in other 3-D programs. The program lias three basic working areas: the Editor, Wire, and Solid. The Editor is your object-creation and staging area for a specific frame. The Wire area lets you move about your space and record animation movements for your objects. Finally, the Solid (or Render) area controls the quality, format, and resolution of your rendered images. When I looked at the first release of this program, I was impressed with both the speed and quality of the renderings, but found object creation and animation seriously hampered. Version
1. 4.1 has improved both immensely. It employs a hierarchical structure for object creation. For example, a chair is made of the legs, the seat, and the back. In turn, it is part of the dining- table set, which is part of the room, and so on. By selecting any group level, you can alter it and all of its related parts. A unique feature is the ability to identify a cost with a specific object. At any time, you can see the cumulative cost at any stage in the construction of your object. When it first appeared, RealSD provided object creation only by means of a few primitives and tools to modify them. Now the program provides a wealth of primitives, along with excellent tools such as Lathe, Polygon, Polyhedron, and Conical Tube. An unusual one is the Pixel tool, which replaces pixels in an IFF picture with a specified ? Kent Kalnasy Seattle, Washington object. For example, if you drew a title in a paint program, you could replace each pixel with a sphere and build a title composed of balloons. Another tool, Pixel2, creates a mesh over an IFF picture to generate a topographical landscape, with increasing brightness of color indicating increasing elevation. This type of object creation is fine for some things; however, many of us want point editing to design custom objects. Version 1.4.1 gives us that, too. Real3D also has some of the most powerful Boolean operators in any 3-D program. You can use these to cut away sections of objects, using any object as the tool for cutting or adding. Best of all, you can use the tool to apply its attributes to the new object. With a gold cylinder, for instance, you could drill a gold hole through a wooden ball and even animate the process. The problem with this method of creation is that the two objects are still completely displayed in the Editor and the wireframe view. This can become veiy confusing with complex objects. A new feature helps: You can now have Rea 13D “rethink” to provide you with a better wireframe representation. You also have the ability to attach and modify a different wireframe to the object if it will assist your work. The free-form modeling is very' powerful, offering 24 ways to bend, join, and twist objects. Tools and primitives are available from menus, keyboard commands, and icons (see Figure
2) . Lights and refractive properties in Real 3D react exactly as they do in the universe; for example, you can create an actual glass lens. Real3D also permits you to create custom materials libraries for controlling the surface properties of your objects. A very useful feature is the ability to select objects based on color, properties, or name. These can then be altered in one global change. The program now supports 24-bit brush maps, which is very important to many of us. The Solid (render) screen provides many methods for rendering your image, and it gives you controls for automatic lighting, shadow inclusion, refractive depth, and so on. The full ray-traced output takes about the same length of time to render as in oilier programs, but the results are outstanding. You can output your work as an Amiga, 24-bit IFF, or Targa image. Real 3D also supports some full-color display boards, with libraries (such as DCTV) that will be added through the public domain; current libraries include the Harlequin and VD2001 boards. Animation is still a little awkward in Real3D 1.4.1, The program does support key frames, and it allows movement along a spline path. Adding acceleration and deceleration of objects, however, takes a bit of work. In addition, the method used for key frames is to “Expose” a frame to certain positions. If you want to change an object in that frame, you must first “De-Expose” it. The manual is well written; the information, however, is sparse, and a lot about the program is presumed to be intuitive. For example, adding primitives requires different steps to define the starting points, diameters, ancl so on, but these are never explained. Furthermore, the reference section is far from a thorough explanation of each of the commands. Overall, though, I feel the manual provides coverage that’s adequate to get you started. While it was developed by The Netherlands’ Activa International, Real3D Professional Turbo is supported by Programs Plus Sc Video in North America via telephone or BBS, if you need technical help. The Best Fit for the Job If you are a 3-D artist, von should consider adding one or both of these programs to your toolbox. Neither is a clear winner over the other, as each offers features the other does not. White Imagine excels at point editing and is a much better animator, Real3D offers unique Boolean functions, more output options, and somewhat better- looking output quality. Both Imagine
2. 0 and Real3D Professional Turbo
1. 4.1 are very well suited to produce professional results, so you can’t very well go wrong. DSS8: Digital Sound Studio Great Valley Products Edit sounds or capture your own. By Steve Quinzi A COMBINATION SOFTWARE and hardware package, DSS8: Digital Sound Studio (Great Valley Products, §125) utilizes the Amiga’s internal audio capabilities to provide an environment for stereo sampling, sample editing, and sequencing Amiga-specific sounds. When DSS hoots, it opens with a system-information screen that displays details about your current system, such as the version of DSS that you’re running, the microprocessor that you have, and the amount of available chip and fast RAM. Click twice, and this screen becomes the DSS samples list, although you can summon the system information display at any time by selecting Info from the Project menu. Try a Sample The samples list consists of 31 slots into which samples can be loaded. Obviously, the number of samples you can actually have at one time is limited by the amount of available RAM. To the left of each sample in the list is a small box indicating if the sample is stereo, less than 128K, ancl currently residing in chip or fast RAM (more about this later). Arrows at the bottom of the screen let you move up and down the sample list. To work with a sample, you must first select it with a mouse click. The box at the base of the screen displays the name of the selected sample, its current frequency (in bytes per second), ? Version 1.3’s new screen display is easy to read! Jt Is un; err. Men to find a software company that Is as Inient upon improving and supporting their products ae jour company seems to be. From vd-.al 3 understand, since the day Hnal Copy started selling there were few. Tf any, problem* with 11. Now the! You have Improved the screen dispJ ay, yen have overcome the onl y ob|eaicn to your program that I had- M _ Now my print outs lock as good os any I have seen created cn ,;! Any computa-! My cnly complaint is that Final Copy was not available before. Amiga users have been waiting for a program ¦¦SbMA like this for a lcr.g tlrr.e.
o be a winner you’ve got to be a whole lot better than the rest. Find Copy Final Copy is the first and only word processor for the Amiga that gives high-quality printing on any 1.3 or 2.0 Workbench supported printer. It comes with a 116,000 word spelling detector and corrector, 470.000 synonym thesaurus with definitions, 35 outline typefaces, multiple newspaper style columns, IFF graphic support including 24 bit ILBMs, real-time text flow around graphics, 12 bit-plane color printing, typographic controls, Arexx port, and true WYSIWYG PostScript printing. As one of our customers said, “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see Final Copy has the best printing of any Amiga word processor.” Comparison Chart Outline Fonts Included Crop Graphics Load Simple HAM graphic Thesaurus Synonyms Speller Words Snaking Columns Graphic Text Flow Automatic Hyphenation Final Copy 1.3 35 Yes
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* 99® VISA & 1 MASTERCARD | 1-800-247-8314 I SoftWood, Inc. AMIGA COMPANION PACK $ 69 CG Times Italic CG Times Bold CG Triumvirate Bold and its original frequency. The multifunction slider at the left can vary either the sound's volume or frequency. To hear the current sample, just click the speaker icon in the lower-left corner of the screen. DSS offers some interesting features for changing samples from mono to stereo and vice versa: Create Stereo combines two mono samples to form a single stereo sample, while Divide Stereo separates the right and left channels of a stereo sample to individual mono samCG Triumvirate Condensed Antique Olive Bold Antique Olive compact ITC Benguiat Book ITC Benguiat Bold CG Bodoui Bonk CC Bo 11 on i Bold CG Poster Bodoni Clarendon Book Condensed ples. Convert to Stereo contrives stereo by duplicating a mono sample and assigning the two samples to left and right channels of a stereo sample (this is actually not stereo but “multi-mono”). Convert to Mono sums the two sides of a stereo sample to mono. Unril now, Amiga® users were stuck with the typefaces unique to their applications. But now, with AmigaDos1M Release 2, all your software will use Agfa’s high quality Intellifont® scalable fonts so you can use your fonts in any size you want. We’ve made it easy to get started by creating more than a dozen Amiga font packs from the Agfa Compugraphic library of more than 250 typefaces. Prices start at just $ 69. For more information, see your software dealer, or call 1-800-424-TYPE. Intellifont a registered trademark of Miles, Inc, AGFA and the Agfa Rhombus are registered trademarks of Agfa-Gevaen, AG. Amiga is a registered trademark and AmignDOS is a trademark of Commodore-Amiga Inc. All other trademarks are the property their respective owners. AGFA 1NTELLIFONT IS NOW PART OF AMIGADOS RELEASE 2 Double click on any sample, and you enter DSS’s Sample Edit mode, where the waveform is displayed graphically. 11 the sample is stereo, both waveforms appear. The Edit menu offers the usual cut, copy, and paste, while the Swap AMIGA DECORATIVE STARTER PACK $ 69 AMIGA STARTER PACK $ 69 Uncial CG Trump Mediaeval CG Omega Futura Bold II Branding Iren Shannon Extrabold lAllf _-V.-£rri VIDEO UNLIMITED $ 199 Futura Book Futura Bald Garamond Antiqua Garamond Kursiv Garamond Halbfctt Microstyle Bold Agfa fJadianne Medium Agfa fJadianne %old Stymie Medium Stymie Bold Letraset Aachen Medium Peic,NOi DEMibold Branding Iron tLottirgaofl R@t!7u a Letraset University Deman Jduiiny Ttoftf (9li) English Channels command produces some nice stereo “ping-pong” effects. Most ol the editing features require that you define a range before using them. The obvious way to do this is by highlighting the desired area of the waveform with the mouse, but you can also use the position markers. These are moved with an array of buttons called the position-adjustment arrows (resembling a tape recorder’s transport control), which let you place the markers with precision. However, you still must use the mouse to highlight the area between the markers. Another way to define a range is by- selecting Auto Range from the Edit menu; from there, you can highlight either the entire waveform or just the on-screen part. The box next to the speaker icon now makes sense; it oilers three options for playback the entire sample, whatever is on the screen, or the selected range. A readout to the left of this box gives the size of each option. Flic Process menu’s functions are also designed to work within a specified range. The first option here, Backward, plays the selected range in reverse. Inverse changes every amplitude value within a range to its inverse (for example, 1 becomes -1). The waveform sounds the same, though it is now 180 degrees out of phase from the original; if you play the two waveforms together, they cancel each other out. Set to Zero sets all amplitude values within the specified range to zero, which is useful for inserting periods of silence into a waveform. Ramp Volume creates percentage changes in amplitude from the beginning to the end of a range. For example, setting the start value to 100% and the end value to zero produces a fade- out. You can use Ramp Volume to produce uniform level changes, as well, by setting the start and end values the same (a value above 100% increases the overall level, below 100% decreases it). Echo repeats a range to create an echo effect; you can control the echo rate, rate of decay, and the number of echoes (limited by the length of the sample). With the Mix feature, you can merge a range with whatever is currently in the RAM buffer, and you can resample a range to a different (presumably lower) sample rate to conserve memory. Clicking the loop button in the control panel at the right of the screen activates the loop mode. To specify the section you wish to repeat, place the ? Welcome to the Future. Soft-Logik would like to congratulate Gold Disk on adding features to Pro Page
3. 0. Of course, it still doesn’t compare to PageStream 2.2, the Experts’ Choice. Congratulations, Gold Disk, on adding improved typographic precision and an Undo option to Professional Page 3.0. Of course, PageStream has had Undo since version 1.0 and its type scaling is srill 12.5 rimes more precise. The five new AGFA Compugraphic fonts included in ProPage 3.0 bring your total to 7, still short of the 10 we give our users. We’re sure ProPage users will appreciate the new ProWrite and Excellence text import hirers; PageStream users have been enjoying them for years. And the tiling feature you ve added in 3.0 will allow vour users to make those banners and posters PageStream users have been pasting on walls everywhere. The most impressive feature in 3.0 has to be the links to ProDraw and Article Editor. Your “hotlinking” feature is a closed and proprietary system. Our HotLinks is a standard protocol which any company can support. Of course, this isn’t really a fair comparison, because ProPage’s links cannot match HotLinks automatic data transfer, real-time multiple edition updating, and edition management utilities. Cool Programs for a Hot Computer Soft-Logik Publishing is proud to announce HotLinks Editions. HotLinks Editions combines BME, PageLincr and HotLinks into an affordable package. BME is a bitmap editor for touching up pictures and photographs. PageLiner is a feature-laden text processor with spell checking and formatting tags. HotLinks is the new Amiga standard for data exchange. Multitasking is Cool, but HotLinks is Hot HotLinks takes Amiga multitasking into the future. An open standard available to all companies, it allows you to exchange text, graphics and other data between applications in real-time. Imagine having all copies of your cor- EageLmer porate logo updated automatically in your PageStream document when you make changes in BME. PageStream doesn’t even have to be loaded. The next time you load a document containing a copy of the logo, HotLinks will update it automatically. This might be the future, but it’s available now. PageStream 2.2 is just $ 299.95. HotLinks Editions is $ 99.95. If you would like your ocher software to be HotLinks compatible, just ask its publishers. We’l! Help them include HotLinks in their next release. PageStream 2.2 and HotLinks Editions are v publishing solution. HotLinHs » HotLinks Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation We give you the tools to dream. 800-829-8608 PageStream, BME and PageLiner are registered trademarks or trademarks of Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation. The HotLinks name is reserved for use on the Amiga for software compatible with the HotLinks standard set by Soft-Logik Publishing. Compugraphic is a registered trademark of AGFA Compugraphic. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines. Professional Page, Professional Draw and Article Editor are registered trademarks of Gold Disk Inc. loop markers with the mouse, and then fine-tune them with the position- adjustmciu arrows. One readout below the lower-lef t corner of the waveform display gives the loop marker’s position (expressed in time or by address), while another indicates the instantaneous amplitude at each position (useful for searching for points of zero crossing). If you need to tweak a waveform, switch to maximum magnification and activate Draw mode. Here you can use the mouse to make repairs. There are three drawing options: free drawing (hold down the left mouse button), straight-line drawing (hold down both buttons), and value entry (use the two arrows by the amplitude readout to enter a precise amplitude value at ever}' position). COULD DREAM IT WOULD DREAM IN VISTAPRO2.0. FOR PROFESSIONAL QUALITY LANDSCAPE ARTISTRY V1STAPRO 2.0 IS UNPARALLELED. Circle 58 on Reader Service card. You can capture fresh samples, as well. First, plug the supplied audio digitizer into the parallel port (after turning off the Amiga), and then click the Sampler button to activate sample VISTAPRO 2.0 FEATURES Roads and buildings! Most complete final image control of any landscape simulator,
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• Parts of Mars, Yosemite, Mt. St. Helens, Crater Lake, fractal scapes, and more! VISTAPRO 2.0 INCLUDES SPECIAL COUPONS FOR MAKEPATH AND TERRAFORM MAKE PATH Advanced Animation Utility which allows complex animation with Vistapro2.0! TFRRAFORM Landscape Editor which allows users to modify an existing Vistapro 2.0 landscape or create new ones! S25 tACH WITH COUPONS capture mode. (The DSS digitizer is a well-made, attractive black box with two RCA audio-input jacks, each one equipped with an attenuator knob and an overload light.) The first screen to open lets you set various parameters. Here, you select the input (right, left, or stereo), choose one of three scales of oscilloscope displays or the spectral analyzer (an animated bar graph showing frequency ranges) to monitor incoming signals, set the sample length, rate, period, and root note, and you’re ready to record. Click the monitor button, and the incoming waveform is displayed according to your choice. You can also adjust the display’s resolution to take advantage of the power of accelerated Amigas. Once the digitizer levels are properly set, click the record button to digitize the waveform. While the program offers a real-time reverb Function that can be encoded upon the sample 011 input, I don’t see the point in it. In my opinion, reverb is much more useful as an after-the-fact processing function. Make Tracks The sequencer portion of DSS, the Tracker, works exclusively with .Amiga sounds, specifically those that are loaded into the DSS samples list. For the Tracker to use a sound, it must he mono, less than 128K (256K if it contains a loop)* and resident in chip RAM. The Edit menu’s Transfer to Chip command moves sounds for you, but you need to keep track of your available RAM, The Tracker’s four tracks correspond to the .Amiga’s four audio channels. Above each is an on olf switch, or you can use two switches in the control panel at the right of the screen to toggle the left and right audio outputs independently (the outer tracks are assigned to the left side and the inner to the right). Two small readouts with adjustment arrows can set the volume of each individual sound, as well as that of the entire mix. To enter data into the Tracker, highlight the track onto which you want to record, select the appropriate sound, ancl type notes from the Amiga’s QWERTY keyboard. A small keyboard icon on the left toggles the range of the keyboard from the upper two octaves to the lower two octaves to accommodate a four-octave range. You can also enter notes from a MIDI keyboard the program’s only MIDI aspect, by the way. This setup was apparently designed for moderate- ? ¦ The world’s besr modeler us- ing virtual reality technology for direct real time manipulation of 3D objects in full perspective ¦ Single Point Editor, full hierarchies, Primitives, Extruder, Mirror, Slice and Sweep tools ¦ Photorealistic full color Tenderer with texture mapping, environment mapping, shadows, transparency, Gouraud, Phong, Metal and Environmental shaders ¦ Four levels of antialiasing, with separate antialiasing of textures, unlimited number of lights, including Global, Local and Directional lights ¦ 20 to 50 times faster than ray tracing programs ¦ Full color output to HAM, HAME and DCTV frame buffers M Interactive spline based animation with real time preview ¦ Fully compatible with Videoscape, LightWave and Sculpt 4D object formats H Runs on all Amiga models (2Mb memory required) ¦ Support for 68030 040 accelerators ¦ Full implementation of Caligari Broadcast 2.0 technology. Virtually OCTREE SOFTWARE 311 W 43 St. Suite 901 New York. NY 10036 Tel. 2 1 2. 2 6 2 3 1 1 6 Fax 212.2624081 The products mentioned above are registered trademarks of the following companies: Caligari2 Octree Software, inc.; Amiga Commodon Business Machines; DCTV Digical Creations; HAM-E Black Belt Systems, Inc.; Videoscape Aegis; LighrWave Newtek; Sculpt 4D Byte by Byte Circle 82 on Reader Service card AMIGA NOW FLYING OVER LATIN AMERICA C ommodore International has awarded Creative Equipment International, "CEI", rights to distribute all Amigas to Latin American and Caribbean countries. CEI has established an initial dealer network and is now signing up additional dealers in this lucrative market. Other products included in this network are GVP, SUPRA. PROGRESSIVE PERIPHERALS, RGB and others. Many PAL versions of video boards and genlocks are available through the CEI dealer network. Interested computer and video dealers in these countries can call Creative Equipment International at the number below. V VA AMIGAf Falamos portugues Se habla espanol 6864 West Flagler Street * Miami, Florida 33144
(305) 266-2800 FAX (305) 261 -2544 ly slow (step time) note entry, evidenced by the fact that rapid noodling from a MIDI keyboard will produce some crazy, blit not permanent, results. The Tracker takes the building-block approach to song construction: You have a maximum of 128 “blocks” to work with, each consisting of 64 events. There is no provision for measures or time signatures; in fact, there is little reference to musical fundamentals at all. If this disturbs you, you could make up a chart mapping event numbers to measure and beat numbers. Given an eighth-note subdivision for example, a block would be eight measures in length (at 4 4 time), and the downbeats would fall on event numbers 1,9, 17, and so on, while in a sixteenth-note subdivision, a block would be four measures in length, with downbeats on event numbers 1.17, 33, and 49. Of course, you have to adjust the tempo accordingly. Not surprisingly, the Tracker has a very nonstandard means of setting tempo a scale from 1 to 15, with 15 being the slowest. You assemble blocks into a song by arranging a sequence of positions, assigning a block to each position. For example, assigning block 1 to positions I and 2, and block 2 to position 3 would result in block 1 playing twice, followed by block 2. If you need a block that is shorter than 64 events, there is a provision to jump out of a block at any point. As far as global editing goes, you can cut, copy, and paste either tracks or blocks. Microscopic editing is limited to using the delete key to erase individual notes, while the Fill Track command places single notes at specified intervals in a track. Two transpose functions, called Note Up and Note Down, move a track, a block, or the entire song up or down a half step. The Tracker also offers a few “effects" such as Pitch up, Pitch Down, and Shazam (a rapid up-and-clown pitch change). These are applied to individual notes with the degree of effectiveness expressed in hex. When a song is complete, you can save it as a song (solely note data), a module (both notes and instruments), or a run module (a stand-alone module that plays, without DSS, from an icon or the CLI). You can also save your instrument setup independently from the song. While the sample editor can save sounds in either IFF, Sonix, or Raw format, the Tracker is limited to IFF. Applause, but Not a Standing Ovation With respect to its strength as a program, DSS gets high marks. It is smooth, easy to use, and intelligently laid out. The sampler and sample editor portions get the job done nicely, and I got some excellent results using GVP’s audio digitizer. The Tracker, however, is a different story. I would have been impressed by it seven or eight years ago, but today, with so many good music products on the Amiga market, it’s hard to believe that a commercial program includes such a primitive sequencer. If basic musical parameters and MIDI implementation are not important to you, the Tracker should suit you fine; otherwise use DSS for sampling and get a real sequencer. (Editor's note: Just before press time, GVP informed us that it has upgraded DSSS. Software sliders have replaced the digitizer's gain adjustment knobs, but the package has acquired a low-pass filter, and you can now make a software choice between line and microphone impedance.) Continued on p. 74. Beamed down tothe planet Ixion from the Legion Ship, Cisskei,aspiringCapta in Ku-Kabul nastofacethedangersandtests specifically placed on th is planet in order to prove hi mself worthy of Leadership. Failing anyofthetestswillendhiscareerasa Legion-Command Officer... permanently! To give him afighlingchance, Ku-Kabul is fitted with twin laser cannonsand refuelabfe jet boosters. Usinghrainsand brawn he mustfind, collect and useobjectstosolve the many perplexing puzzlesanddefeatthehordesor mighty enemies that infest this deadly arena. 3-layerparallax scrolling,arcade-speed action and powerful FX combine with total-gameplay addiction tobringyou the experience that isOrk! Areyou Orkenough? Screen Shots from the Amiga version. I&V Pit your magical powers against an equal but opposite mystical force. Use your sorceiy and fighting skills to battle through six graphically - excellent levels, each infested with hordes of beautifully-animated conjured-up creatures. Pick up potions and spells to help your valiant struggle to find the secret of Cosmic Strength. Experience four layers of incredibly-smooth parallax scrolling, animated backdrops, a massive play area, hundreds of on-screen colours, unbelievable gameplay and an exorbitant sound track all expertly mixed together and skilfully cast to bring you a spellbinding brew of computer gaming action. Experience Agony with no pain! Screen Shots from the Amiga version, PSYGNOSIS 29 Saint Mary's Court, Brookline, MA 02146 Telephone: (617) 731-3553 Fax: (617) 731-8379 Circle 62 on Reader Service card. Paying careful attention to the physical output of your Amiga images through creative photography, printing, and mixed- media techniques can reward you handsomely with results that are gallery-quality and suitable for exhibition. By Joel Hagen One of die most frustrating challenges facing the computer artist is that of translating electronic images into some form suitable for exhibition. While I feel that both the computer and video are strong new media to create and exhibit artwork, for the purpose of this discussion let us dispense with electronic media and focus on “hard” display for exhibition purposes. Unfortunately, ordinary printer output has a mechanical quality to it, typically lacking the richness that characterizes the “feel” of traditional media, the “quality of surface” that viewers perceive at a conscious or unconscious level. For computer art to succeed in a competitive gallery setting, that quality’ must somehow be brought to the physical image that is framed and hung. This article will discuss a variety of methods toward that end. Let me say at the outset that I have no idea whether or not some of the printing procedures I will discuss here violate manufacturers’ recommendations. Before trying any of these ideas, you might be well advised to check on such matters for yourself. Three main output problems confront the computer artist. The first is die quality and appearance of die material. Does the ink and paper, For example, have a physical character that is as interesting as that of traditional media? The second is scale. How can die artist break the constraints of 872X1 1 printouts? The third problem is quality of image translation. How effectively can the original colors, nuances, and resolution of the computer image be translated into a “hard” mediums (To locate vendors oj the products mentioned, see the list on p. 84.) Photography Because the computer image is composed of dots of colored light, photography can be one of the most accurate means of reproducing that image. You can get fairly good results by shooting the screen with a 35mm camera. Use a long lens, if possible, to eliminate distortion. Shoot exposures of a quarter-second or more to reduce the effect of video scan. For better results, send your disk to an image service for slides or prints of your artwork. Photographic prints can be blown up to any practical size, and they have an established history and legitimacy as a medium. For photographic prints of Amiga images, the best solution is probably the Polaroid Cl3000 film recorder (S4495), which uses Art Department Professional as its interface (AD Pro 2, $ 299; CI3000 Driver, $ 200; ASDG). This device cables directly to the parallel port ? Of your Amiga. A variety of camera backs can be attached to it for capturing slides, negatives, Polaroid prints, and so on. The CI3000 is capable of imaging on 35mm film at a resolution of up to 2048x1366 in a color space of 16 million colors. Images are produced on film by digitally controlling a light beam through an internal CRT. The film is exposed through red, green, and blue filters. The AD Pro interface includes controls for calibration, exposure, and color balance. Even if your Amiga is not equipped to display large 24-bit images, they can be rendered by a variety of software or created by compositing in AD Pro's 24-bit color space. These images can be directly exposed to film in the CI3000 with excellent results. Large photographic prints made from 2048x1366 24- bit images are exhibition quality. Multiple-Pass Printing The most widely available method of getting a computer image onto hard media is via a printer. There are high-end color printers such as the Iris that can do a remarkable job of duplicating high-resolution 24-bit screen images onto poster-size glossy paper at about $ 60 per print. While these printers arc beyond die reach of most artists as far as experimentation goes, they also have, to my mind, the limitation of being too slick. The print looks like a commercial poster. Such results can be rather sterile in the realm of fine art. For color prints, I prefer the look and feel of ink-jet output. Creatively handled, an HP Paintjet ($ 1395, Hewlett- Packard) can produce a more interesting surface, in my opinion, than printers costing ten times as much. Most of the trick in imparting a good look to the inkjet surface is to do multiple passes (see Figure 1 for an example). The ink becomes dense and fills in any faint lines left by the print head. To print multiple-pass images, make a mark in the tractor-feed margin with which you can later reregister the paper. Use the “set top of form” button and print the image once; then roll it back to the mark and print it a second time. You will see a beautiful velvet quality emerge that is lacking in a single pass. Black, violet, red, yellow, teal blue, and all the “peacock” colors render well in this technique. A favorite trick of mine is to do a couple of passes as described, and then use a yellow extraction of the image as a final pass to warm the print up. Similarly, you can experiment with using more than one screen image to build up a hard print. Try laying down a base of vivid color and then overlaying a darker, more detailed image. Earthy colors emerge that are impossible to achieve in a single-step print. If you find the image getting too dark after multiple passes, lighten it first in AD Pro, PIXmate ($ 69.95, Progressive Peripherals), or some other image-processing software. I find that AD Pro gives me the most powerful control over preprint image adjustment. Experiment with brightness, contrast, and gamma adjustment to produce a light version of your image. Save this and build up a hard print in the Paintjet, layer by layer. Perhaps the most important concept in working with a printer is to think of the machine itself as your artistic tool. If you focus your thinking on the screen, you are likely to fall short of a quality hard image. The printer is the tool laying down the ink, so think of it as your brush. Use the screen only to adjust the image toward an effective printout. That screen image may ultimately bear little resemblance to the final print. Prior to committing to a full printout, print a test strip, adjust the screen image, and then print another test. Figure 2 shows such a series of image tests from a Paintjet. There is no need to waste an entire sheet of paper and a lot of ink for a test; simply repeat a representative strip until you arrive at a pleasing result. Before starting any print, run a diagnostic on the printer to ensure the best quality. With the HP Paintjet, turn the printer off, hold down the form-feed button, turn the printer on, and then release the button. The printer will produce a black bar followed by yellow, cyan, and magenta bars as shown in Figure 3. If these bars are perfectly solid, a good print will result. Often, as in Figure 3, certain jets will be dogged, leaving a white line in the print. Beneath the solid color bars in the diagnostic are rows of black and colored lines. Failed jets show up clearly here because each line represents one jet. In Figure 3, for example, one black and one cyan jet are not printing. The eff ect of this fail- ure is seen as white lines in the image strip above the diagnostic. Follow the printer guidelines to reprime and clean each cartridge. PostScript Laser Options If you have access to a laser printer, PostScript printing is a powerful opportunity. I have used 300*dpi PostScript images straight out of the Amiga for the illustrations to the Dr. Bones series of paperback science-fic- tion books. Higher-resolution I.inotronic printouts are even better. Even so, for exhibition purposes, straight laser output is a bit sterile. What I enjoy doing, however, is layering a PostScript printout over a built-up Paintjet print (see Figure 4 for an example). The warm, solid “graphite black” of laser ink is a smooth complement to the velvet colors of the Paintjet. I use AD Pro, PageStream (v2.2, $ 299.95, Soft-Logik), Professional Page (v2.1, $ 395, Gold Disk), or Saxon Publisher (vl .2, $ 395, Saxon Industries) as my interfaces to PostScript printing. These programs allow you to size and position a PostScript image on the page so that it matches the position of the underlying image. Don’t rely on a sheet-fed printer, however, to give you registration as tight as you would expect from tractor feed. I like the laser printer's ability to create halftones via PostScript. For my work, 1 use a Silentwriter 2 Model 90 PostScript laser printer ($ 2495, NEC Technologies). If I layer a halftone of an image over a Paintjet color Field, the underlying colors show through the dot patterns, creating subtle effects and details. The dot patterns of the color print and the halftone can, however, interfere with each other to cause a “moire” effect. This is sometimes interesting, but can be objectionable. Experimenting with ordered and F-S dithering in Printer Preferences at the color stage can affect the moire interference. Also, AD Pro 2 has a new Saver feature called Prefprinter that can enhance the output of a printer like the Paintjet. Printing via Prefprinter not only produces better ink coverage and more subtle dithering, but allows effective printout of 24-bit color images. The dithering from a 24-bit Prefprinter image is so right and diffuse that I can overlay a PostScript halftone with no moire effect. XXXXX00 653842
* $ %& . GABCDErCHIJKLI-JHOPQRSTUVWXYS r- $ oprnl0 r*6Q4*0cns22Sj f?~ l • • gq J £)* + ,-. €ABCDBFCH:jkLMKC?QR3TUVWXVZE,|5 * MtnZati J r+-~. Vn2 Figure 3. Before starting to print your image, run a diagnostic test on the Paintjet to ensure that all jets are functioning properly. You can also try Prefprinter to lay black over a color image. Experiment with the Density settings to get the best results from your printer. Floyd dithering at density 1 has fairly large dots, widely and diffusely spaced. Density 4 or 5 produces small clots in a tight pattern. On my laser printer in HP emulation mode, I get fine results from density 4 with the Gamma raised to 36. Gamma adjustment can make or break a high-density Prefprinter image. I get better grayscale fidelity with i he laser in Prefprinter density 4, Gamma 36, than with a PostScript printout. With desktop-publishing software, you can take advantage of the high resolution of object-oriented shapes and drawings. You can create these directly in the publishing software or in a drawing package. Diagonal or curved lines print without “jaggies” at the resolution of the printer. This has a much better look than does a printed bitmap line with its blocky pixels. Interesting combinations can thus be created by building up a color field with an I IP PaintJet and then overlaying linework with a laser printer driven by a program like PageStream, Professional Page, or Saxon Publisher. In fact, publishing software can do a fine job of printing object-oriented lines and shapes with inkjet or even dot-matrix printers. Different papers can produce more interesting print. I find that gray charcoal paper looks very good with laser ink. Printing Multiple-Pagf. Images The ideas discussed thus far are pretty much limited to single-page prints. It is possible, however, to print an .Amiga image at virtually any size by spreading that image over multiple pages. ADPro’s Prefprinter and Deluxe PhotoLab’s Posters program arc good tools with which to explore this process. (PhotoLab is no longer sold separately but is available as part of Electronic Arts DeluxeVideo III, $ 149.95.) I am very impressed with Prefprinter’s interface and controls. You can experiment with size, style, print density, and other factors with ease. Each printed image section must be trimmed and the group mounted to another surface for display. Unfortunately, the display looks like a lot of sheets of typewriter paper glued together. The multiple-page technique, however, really comes into its own for exhibition when the scale of the finished mosaic is quite large. A cleanly mounted ten-foot ? Image is impressive, no matter what the material limitations. A few large mosaics can set a mood, or act to pull viewers through an exhibition hall. Al) Pro version
2. 1.0 adds eight new dithering methods to Pro! Printer for some interesting options. There are two new halftone dithers that optimize color mixing, pins four line dithers and a “brick” dither. These are particularly suited to doing very large mosaics. For greater image clarity, try using one of AD Pro’s sharpening convolu- tiotis on the image prior to printing the mosaic. You may find that Piefprinterwith Floyd dither at density 1 is a good choice for medium-scale mosaics of 10 to 20 sheets. For very laige mosaics, Half tone A or B at a low density may give the best results. It is possible to create more polished works using the same technique by emphasizing rather than concealing the individual mosaic elements. For example, if each tile is carefully trimmed, then affixed to an interesting surface with attention paid to leaving visible gaps, the arrangement and value composition ol the tiles and gaps takes on an esthetic significance beyond that of the image alone. In a 1991 collaboration with British artist Arthur Gilbert, we reduced an image of Cosmonaut Gagarin to three gray levels and then printed it as a 99-sheet mosaic. The printout, using Posters with its “smoothing” option, took about 30 hours on my Kpson dot-matrix printer. Those 99 sheets were sent to 99 astronomical artists all over the world. Kach artist used his or her repeated signature as texture to completely fill the gray areas of their chunk of the image. Each artist then mailed the finished sheet to the .All Artist’s Union in Moscow so that the huge installation could he assembled at the opening of the exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of Gagarin’s space flight. In this case, the concept outweighed the limitations of the material. Additionally, the personalization of each tile by the artists took the finished piece beyond the realm ol a simple printout. Mixed-Media Experiments The signatures of the artists on the Gagarin mosaic brings us to my favorite realm as a computer artist, that of mixed media. To an extent, we have touched on the idea in discussing laser ink over color, but the Amiga artist can explore even greater opportunities bv adding paint, graphite, and collage to the output of the computer printer. Two of my paintings in the Gagarin exhibition began life on the Amiga. Wanting to create stark, documentary paintings to contrast with the more expres- sionistic Soviet styles. I began with two scenes from our early space program. I reworked images of Alan Shepard and John Glenn in DeluxePaint (DPaint IV. SI 79.95. Electronic Arts), simplifying composition, using fiery colors, and breaking up forms into solid shapes. When the painting was finished, the images were printed as multiple pages on an HP PaintJet. The test strip already mentioned (Figure 2) shows some of the color experiments that were tried on the Glenn image prior to final output. The printouts were planned to lit masonite panels cut to the maximum size allowed by the airlines that took us into the former Soviet Union. White glue diluted in water was brushed over the entire surface of the untem- percd masonite. Each trimmed strip of Paintjet tractor paper was dipped in water, then carefully positioned. Failure to wet the prints first causes them to buckle on contact with the glue. Wet paper is also easy to slide around for accurate positioning. Diluted acrylic gel medium was brushed over the entire surface. When each panel dried, the paper had shrunk slightly, leaving small gaps between the strips. These gaps were filled with patching plaster. When dry, the entire surface was sanded and sponged flat. One more coat of gel medium sealed and smoothed the surface. When that was dry, each panel was painted in acrylics, using the Faint jet mosaic as a sketch. A final coat of matte varnish completed the paintings, figure 5 shows the finished paintings hanging at the show’s premiere in Yalta. To experiment with enhancing a printout, try attacking it with your favorite medium such as pencil, conte, or ink. A good first project might he touching up a color print with a soft pencil. You can enhance the subtlety of shading, antialias lines, and add new elements to the image. The touch of the human hand immediately elevates the perception of the piece. Another technique I like is collage. Use the computer and printer to create image elements that are cut, torn, and reassembled to create a final image. I use spray mount on torn pieces of printout to mount them on illustration board. I like to go into this with oils or acrylics to pull together a composition such as the Mercury collage that is the opening illustration of this article. The wonderful thing about mixed media is that it O fully integrates the computer and printer into the studio. The artist must then maintain enough common sense to know when to use a S2500 computer and when to use a 25-cent pencil. Having the mental llex- ibility to mix these tools freely can produce some powerful work. ¦ Joel Hagen is the author of AW’.s Accent on Graphics’’ column and a contributing editor to the magazine. His credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him do Amiga World Editorial. SO Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Dusting for Prints Need some dues on how to track down the right printer to suit your needs? Our hands-on guide reveals the different kinds of printers available the up-front and hidden costs involved, and the performance
• you can expect. SEARCHING FOR THE r ight printer can be mysterious business. Finding evidence is not so hard, but can you be sure you have the whole story? A friend testifies that the model fie bought is the perfect solution but are his needs the same as yours? Some prints you’ve examined point to a particular model but can you get acceptable quality for substantially less money? Or will you give up options you need by spending less? As if the situation were not complicated enough, much of what you knew about printers three years ago is now obsolete. Thai’s because today you can afford printers that you could then only dream about. Let's do a little sleuthing to define By Dave Johnson ILLUSTRATED BY KATHERINE MAHONEY the cost and performance differences and determine your best bet. For information on Fingering the right printer driver to work with your chosen output device, r NOTES EROM THE LITTER BOX illinium ,,l EDITORIAL by Newt This month like to talk about a prc that my older cousins 1 been having. I’m talki
- minium _ . . *** EDITORIAL by Newt This month like to talk about a prc that my older cousins . Been having. I’m talki t *_ii_ The same PageStream file output using a Hewlett-Packard LaserJet IIP ($ 1295 retail) at 300 dpi (top), an HP DeskJet ($ 995) at 300 dpi (bottom), and a Star NX-1000 color dot-matrix ($ 379) at 240 x 72 (opposite page), see the sidebar “Paper Drive.” (To locate vendors of the products mentioned, see the “Manufacturers Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 84.) Very Fine Print Perhaps the biggest news of last year was the plunge in black-and-white laser printer prices to a floor of S700. (Color laser printers are still very expensive, starting at about $ 6000.) The main advantage of a laser printer is its 300-dpi (dots per inch) output, an essential feature for professional appearance of copy. Another benefit is its deep, rich, black output much darker and more uniform than you can get with either ink-jet or dot-matrix printers. A laser is both quick and quiet (you can print while listening to Pink Floyd's “Wish You Were Here” and never hear it running). The slowest lasers start at four ppm (pages per minute) in letter-quality mode and lake only a few minutes to print a graphics-laden sheet. A laser printer uses most of that time to build a picture ol the page in its own memory, however, and thus can kick out additional copies nearly instantaneously. Because a laser (sometimes called a page printer) must build the entire page in memory before printing any of it, the printer needs enough RAM of its own. That means about l .5MB to generate a page of graphics such as a full sheet of DeluxePaint graphics or a PageStream document. Although most laser printers come with only 512K, that is changing; you can now find bargain machines with 1.5 or 2MB standard. Be sure you know what you are buying and that you consider the cost of necessary additional memory. Don’t be frightened by list prices for RAM, though; while it may list for $ 400 per megabyte, street prices are closer to SI00. All laser printers use some sort of page-description language to control output. While most lower-price lasers use aversion of Hewlett-Packard’s Printer Control Language (PCI.), a more flexible control method is Adobe Systems' PostScript. (For details on the precision PostScript allows, see the “Why PostScript?” sidebar to the article “Power to the People,” Sep. ’91,
p. 23.) Many Amiga programs, PageStream and Professional Page included, make it easy to avoid PostScript, as they output excellent quality to non Post- Script printers. (Sec the sidebar “Amiga Software and Lasers,” Sep. ’91, p. 26.) If the software you use supports PostScript and you want to use it, you should expect to spend a few hundred dollars more for your printer. (A software-based PostScript interpreter allows you to print PostScript- defined output to an ordinary printer, but it is slow and memory-intensive.) If you think you will eventually need PostScript, but not right away, you might consider a laser (such as Hewlett-Packard's LaserJet IIP or LaserJet III) that is upgradable to PostScript via an expansion cartridge. Then, you can wait to purchase the expansion cartridges, which are available from the printer’s manufacturer or a third-party developer such as Pacific Page. The additional memory that you installed for printing graphics will be essential for driving that PostScript cartridge, as well. Resist the temptation to buy the cheapest laser you can find without testing it. Some (such as Okidata's OL-400-series machines) generate unsightly banding when printing graphics, although they are perfectly good for other tasks. You can encounter significant 34 May 1992 * quality differences in sending die same file to different printers. The Jet Set If you want laser-like output but do not want to pay laser prices, a black-and-white ink-jet printer may be just what you need. For $ 500 or less, the ink-jet produces wonderful output as high as 360 dpi. Unlike the laser printer’s toner cartridge, which renders pages by allowing the laser to “burn” the ink off the roller and onto die paper, ink-jet printers feed from a vial of ink that fires at the paper through several dozen liny nozzles. The ink is designed to diy almost instantly on contact with paper, though some primers rely on special clay-based paper to aid ink adhesion. It is a good idea to find out what kind of paper works best with the ink-jet you are considering before you buy. Some paper stock is costly. Paper type is also important for obtaining the highest quality of output. Printers (and inks) designed for clay paper will invariably generate blurred hardcopy on ordinary paper, so use the best paper you can afford if you want to get sharp, laser-like output. Printing time is one more consideration for ink-jets: 15 to 30 minutes or more per page is average. And because ink-jets are not “page printers,” every copy takes the same amount of time to print. Ink jets are pleasantly quiet, however. As long as you can lind color cartridges for the black- and-white ink-jet you choose, you can use a color-sep- aration process (as most desktop-publishing software allows) to print in full color by making numerous passes on the same page with inks of different colors. It is a time-consuming process that’s susceptible to pa- per-alignment errors, but the results are often breathtaking. You can get color cartridges for various ink-jets from such companies as InkMat, Jet Technology, and Sof twi i re Sen sat ions. For more convenient but still affordable color output, ink-jets are still your best choice. Hewlett-Packard's PaintJet ($ 995) is the best-known of these low-cost color printers. It can offer very rich color saturation (depending on exactly what you are printing) with all the traditional characteristics of its black-and-white counterparts. Color priming involves some special considerations because, while “printing” to your Amiga’s monitor is a subtractive process, printing to paper is additive. On screen, a pixel with red, green, and blue elements all pegged at 15 appeal's white. Now imagine mixing equal quantities of those colors on paper. Quite the opposite ol while, no? That incongruity often makes ii tricky for a printer to accurately render on paper what you see on the screen. Because of’ the special problems involved in color printing, 1 recommend you try a color printer before you buy or at least purchase it from a store with a reasonable return policy. Do not settle for the demo prints that the sales people arc all too happy to show you in the store. T hose demos are optimized to show off the machine's best color-rendition abilities, and they rarely involve the colorful and detailed graphics the Amiga can output. Many ol the sales people who demonstrate these printers think cight-color exploded pie charts are pretty amazing, and they may have no concept of how you plan to use the machine. Until recently, ifyott wanted a color ink-jet, you were pretty much limited to 180 dpi. While that resolution may be acceptable, it forced many people who were weighing color at 180 dpi versus black and white at 300 dpi to stay away from ink-jets. With the recent introduction of the Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 500 Color, 300-dpi color now retails for $ 995. This is a primer to be reckoned with, but it is not perfect. Instead of four colors, the DeskJet Color uses three, which results in less-than-ideal color accuracy in some images. Because there is no black ink when printing in the color mode, the printer uses all of the other inks to reproduce black tones. This means that black does not saturate well, and the DeskJet goes through ink even more quickly than other ink-jets. Although Commodore has not yet released a driver for this printer, Creative Focus sells one called Super_DJC. Dots the Way It Is The “Old Faithfuls” of the industry, dot-matrix printers have been around forever and are best sellers because of their versatility, low price tags, and negligible maintenance costs. T hese days, the battle lines are drawn firmly between the 9- and 24-pin varieties. The ? Paper Drive The issue of printer drivers is often a source of confusion* It’s an important topic, too, because without a driver you cannot send output from your computer to a printer. It is a good idea to settle on a driver before actually purchasing a printer, and finding the right one is not as complicated as it may seem. : C E N T 0 N 0 U T P 9-pin type is probably the cheapest printer you can buy (starling at approximately $ 159 lor black-and- white and SI 90 for color), but you pay in terms of limited resolution. Though 9-pin printers can provide densities up to about 249 dpi. There are two serious limitations to driving dot-matrix at resolutions that high* First, there occurs a phenomenon called banding: very noticeable stripes of ink appear across the page. Also, the image can become very muddy and indistinct, particularly when printing in color. Happily, dot-matrix printers generally support enough densities so that you can find a useful one lor every type of printing task. With 24-pin printers, you can usually print in high resolution (around 500 dpi) without resorting to multiple passes- at a still-reasonable cost (S200 and up). The result is pages that are reasonably free of smearing and banding. Both 9- and 24-pin printers come in color and black- and-white versions. If you do have a color printer, you can conserve the somewhat more expensive color ribbons by buying black ribbons to use for black-and- white-only tasks. Your Workbench Extras disk contains drivers for nearly every popular printer* These are named for easy identification. For example, the driver labeled HPDeskJet is optimized to work with Hewlett-Packard’s line of DeskJet printers. Beware, though: if you choose a printer that has just come out on the market, an older driver may not get top performance out of it or even be able to run it. HP’s new DeskJet 500 Color printer is an example. Although, as mentioned in the article, Commodore has not yet released a driver for the color DeskJet, Creative Focus sells one called Super_DJC. There are several other such developers including Glass Canvas Productions, ACDA, Micro Programs, and Tychon Technologies that sell custom drivers. You can also find drivers on BBSs and networks, as well as in the Fred Fish collection of public-domain software. (Add any driver to the Printers drawer in your Devs directory.) If you do not find a custom- built driver for a printer you want, be sure to check your printer's manual for a list of emulation modes. Many manuals list alternatives in the order in which they work best. As a last resort, you can use the Generic printer driver that’s found on the Extras disk, although it will probably not be able to output styles (such as bold and italics) or graphics. DJ li T : 2 1> R INTERS Printing speed is one of the most hotly advertised features of dot-matrix printers. The fastest can kick out about 200 characters per second (cps) in draft mode and around 75 in neai-lelter-quality (NI.Q) mode. The slowest ones drag along at about 25 cps. Dot-matrix printers have been around for so long that ii is hard to find a truly bad one. Because they are so inherently noisy, however, keep an car out for those that have good sound insulation. Dot-matrix are the only printers that come in wide-carriage configurations for handling special printing tasks like large spreadsheets. While a wide-carriage unit might make life easier for you, there’s no sense paying extra for such a feature il you never need to print wide stock. Hidden Costs When you shop for a printer, remember that the three- digit figure on your charge card is not the end of it. Maintenance costs tend to add up, particularly if you print in volume. Laser printers require replacement toner cartridges, which cost between $ 50 and $ 150 dollars and are usually good for a few thousand copies. Ink-jet cartridges run about S30 or less, but they are good for only a few hundred sheets. Dot-matrix printers require only ribbons, which cost less than S10 and provide acceptable saturation for a hundred pages or so. (Once a ribbon is too worn to use for official correspondence, it can have a long and fruitful life printing draft and in-house copies.) Do not underestimate the long-term cost of special paper, either. Clay-based stock for some ink-jets is rather costly, and using plain paper diminishes the quality of your output. Laser paper is more expensive than ordinary stock, but it comes in many grades, and you can experiment on your own to find a happy medium. Using poor grades of paper in a laser can seriously shorten its lifespan, so choose carefully. Some laser paper has a decidedly evil finish, ecologically speaking. If you are so inclined, there are several sources for recycled laser stock, including Earth Care Paper, which will be happy to send you samples. Though paper capacity is not a concern for dot-matrix printers, which run with tractor-feed paper or print one loose sheet at a time, keep in mind that both laser and ink-jet printers vary widely in the size of the paper tray. You may not need 250-sheet capacity now, but think ahead to be sure that a 50-sheet tray won’t drive you insane later on. Many printers are designed to optionally accommodate one or more large- capacitv trays. Also, while most printers accept envelopes one at a time, some can handle multiple envelopes. And if you wish to produce overhead transparencies, make sure the printer is capable of producing them. 1 his is not a given by any means, particularly with color printers. A printer is a long-term investment. If a laser is what you really need, do not settle for an ink-jet. If a dotmatrix is sufficient for your needs, think seriously about buying a 24-pin machine instead of a 9-pin. Whatever your output goals, buy the best printer you can afford and keep the future in mind. ¦ Dave Johnson authored the hook The Desktop Studio: Multimedia with the Amiga, in addition to several reviews and articles for Amiga magazines. DTP-ins WITH THE ENEMY Providing competitive, full-service desktop publishing to your clients requires cross-platform cooperation. Here’s how to incorporate Amiga, Mac, and PC formats into one DTP setup. S Amiga users, we want to do everything on our machines just because others try to tell us we can’t. Unfortunately, Amiga desktop publishers find themselves in a world dominated by Macs and Pcs. Although 1 will always brandish my Amiga sword, I think it may be time to use a different strategy to further the Amiga crusade. A muhiplatform desktop-publishing setup allows selective use of the best features of the Amiga, the Macintosh, and the PC. The Macintosh leads the field with its excellent 24-bit image enhancement and painting packages. Other strengths of the Mac are its well-featured illustration programs and its multitude of printer-control and calibration utilities. (Macintosh utilities can calibrate the density and color ac- J curacy of imagesetters, as well as manage memory and hard-disk-resident printer fonts.) Because the PC is so widely used for word processing, most text files you receive from clients are apt to be in MS-DOS format. Also, Windows 3.0 has greatly increased the ease of use over DOS- based systems, and there are notv some excellent BY EYO SAMA Il.I.t'S I RATED BY BARTON STABLER AmigaWorld 37 C C E N T 0 X OUTPUT: 3 - D T P 24-bit painting programs (such as .Aldus’ PhotoStyler) that are good alternatives to Mac-based software costing twice as much. The Amiga, on the other hand, is perfect for jobs requiring 3-D ray-traced imagery, fast layout and design work, and the integrating of data from multiple platforms into one project. So, given the different strengths and varying capabilities of the three platforms, how can you incorporate the best elements of each into your DTP setup? I will start by outlining what you can do with a limited budget and take you through to an explanation of how you can set up the ultimate networked desktop-publishing operation. (To locate vendors of the products mentioned, see the “Manufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses” list on p. 84.) Fitting In While good desktop-publishing software enables .Amiga users to produce professional-quality typesetting and color-separated design and output, the Amiga is relatively unknown in the DTP world. Therefore, most output bureaus that supply printing, scanning, and image setting do not offer those services directly to Amiga users. How can you cope in this environment? First, make even7 effort to introduce your local ser- vice bureau to the Amiga. Show them the machine’s capabilities and how, through networking and other methods, they can integrate it into their present setup. Perhaps you can demonstrate that many in the area require die sendee, or that the bureau’s purchase of an Amiga is a prerequisite for obtaining your business. If you cannot get direct Amiga sendees, then you must be able to read and write the formats these sendee centers do support. There are several programs that enable the Amiga to read and write both PC- and Mac- format disks. Consult ron's CrossDOS ($ 39.95), for instance. Allows your Amiga to read 720K and 5.25-inch 360K MS-DOS disks. ReadySofi's Amax II ($ 249.95), plus a Mac disk drive and Macintosh ROMs, not only lets you read and write 800K Macintosh-format disks, but also lets you run some Macintosh software. Unfortunately. Amax II does not work in color, so ¦ you cannot benefit from the displays of 8- or 24-bit software. Central Coast New Horizons’ Mac-2-Dos ($ 349.95, including a Mac-compatible floppy drive) simply lets you read write 800K Mac floppies. (See “Royal Opportunities,” Sep. ’91, p. 40, and “Forging the PC Link,” Dec. ’91. P. 51, for more information on these packages.) The program I often use to read and write MS-DOS disks is Kjell H. Didriksen’s MultiDOS. Unlike Cross- DOS, MultiDOS allows you to access MS-DOS disks with the same drive names you use for your Amiga disks. Whether you have an Amiga or MS-DOS disk in any drive, any programs you use on your Amiga will automatically recognise the disk. Incredibly, this commercial-quality program is in the public domain. You can find it in the Fred Fish library as well as on BBSs. Unfortunately, because Commodore has not added higher-capacity floppy-disk drives to all Amigas, there seems generally to be no way to take advantage of the
1. 44MB floppies that are standard on both the Mac THE ULTIMATE SETUP Mission: To set up a desktop system that would be capable of handling entire publishing projects (from the design stage through sending the files to print) and accepting designs, images, and text files from clients using various computer systems. Thanks to networking- and to excellent new Amiga networking software 1 accomplished this mission. At the core of the system I devised were three Amiga 3000s, three IBM PS 2s, a Macintosh Ilci, a Mac SE, and a 33-MHz 386 PC- compatible file server running Novell Netware in dedicated mode. Attached to the file server was a 600MB SCSI hard drive, accessible by all the computers on the network. Because Novell Netware does not allow partitions larger than 256MBs, I divided the drive into three partitions. On the A500Os, all running Oxxi's ACS, the partitions show up as three drive icons on the Workbench screen. The Mac SE hosted a 9600-baud modem. Which we employed to receive clients’ PostScript, image, and text files, whether Amiga, Mac, or PC based. When stored on the network hard drive, these files were accessible from all the computers. I attached a Sharp JX-450 300-dpi 24-bit color scanner to an A3000 running ASDGs Art Department Professional ($ 299) to handle most of the scanning. To the file server, I attached a 300-dpi QMS PostScript laser printer (used primarily for proofing), and a 2400-dpi Compugraphic 9800 imagesetter (used to produce final films and high-rcsolution paper work). Ml the computers on the network can simultaneously send files to be printed on either printer. The way the Netware queues work is very useful for scheduling print jobs of different priorities. You can set up Novell's Netware to have several printing queues; files sent to be printed are spooled to the file server s hard disk and output to the appropriate printers in the order received. You can even have multiple queues serving one printer. We have express and slow queues; files in the slow queue are sent to the laser printer only if the express queue is empty. Netware has several safety and security options that protect your data, including full control over file and directory access and support for disk mirroring and duplexing. With the help of an uninterruptible power supply, the file server can, upon detecting any power loss, automatically log off users and safely power down the network. Ready, Set Setting up the Novell Netware file server was an adventure; Novell’s software comes on more than 30 disks, and the manuals are encyclopedic. The first chore was to get the 386 PC to run without any interrupt, DMA, or memory conflicts. Unlike the advanced bus design of the Amiga, PC boards do not auto-conflgure; you must configure them separately by juggling several jumpers. We had to install a SCSI controller in addition to Arcnet, Ethernet, I O, and VGA cards. Thankfully, setting up the PC client software was easy. And PC. (With CrossDOS and a high-density Commodore floppy now shipping with the A3000 you can read 1.44 MB PC disks.) Both Multi DOS and CrossDOS, however, claim to be able to read and write to MS-DOS-formatted hard-disk drives. (I have not tried this feature, but it surely is intriguing.) This brings me to the best method of integrating Amigas, Macs, and Pcs: networking. Net Gain Just a year ago, networking was a foreign concept to most Amiga users. Although it is still in its infancy for the Amiga, we now have a few options for constructing networks. By the time you read this, Oxxis Amiga Client Software (ACS) for Novell Netware (starting at $ 199) should be available. Novell Netware, one of the most widely used networking systems on the PC, is the only one I know of that allows networking between Amiga, PC, Macintosh, NeXT, and Unix systems. To use ACS, you must connect your Amiga via an Arcnet or Ethernet card to a PC running the Novell server software. Oxxi’s software allows your Amiga to print to any device that is attached to the file server (the PC), which automatically spools printing requests from any computer on the network. Any fixed or removable hard disk attached to the file server appears on the Amiga Workbench as if it were a local drive, and it is accessible through all Amiga software. Such drives also appear on the Macintosh desktop and on other computers attached to the network. Commodore recently released it NFS (Network File System) Client Software ($ 199), which allows you to add Amigas equipped with Ethernet cards to a network served by a Unix NFS file server. (NFS is the networking system used by Sun Microsystems’ computers and many other Unix-based systems.) According to Commodore, it is possible to use the NFS software to attach Amigas to a PC server running Novell Netware 386 with an NFS module, although I suspect that an NFS server must also be involved. Progressive Peripherals' DoubleTalk ($ 450-$ 500) AppleTalk board allows Amigas to network between each other using the peer-to-peer networking software provided. It also lets the Amigas link into an existing AppleTalk network, enabling them to share files with Macs and print to the AppleTalk ports of laser printers connected to the network. While AppleTalk is slow compared to Ethernet- or even Arcnet-hased systems, it is also much less costly, because you do not need a separate file server to run die DoubleTalk network. Net Sets In the sidebar “The Ultimate Setup,” I describe the optimum system for a desktop-publishing venture. Although I think it is the ideal solution for working efficiently to handle whatever your client gives you, the setup is also quite expensive. If you do not have the budget to install and maintain such a system or if you want to begin on a smaller scale then you can use just parts of the system. ? The installation of the Macintosh Netware software was also simple. One annoying limitation of the Macintosh, however, is its inability to run both AppleTalk and EtherTalk at the same time. This meant that we could not bridge the network between Netware and AppleTalk unless we installed an AppleTalk card on the file server, which would increase the server’s work load. The Amiga client software is not only easy to set up, but also offers the most elegant and complete interface of the three systems. Oxxi’s very thorough ACS includes most of the utilities you need to manage and control the network. These have the same functionality as the PC-version utilities, but the ease of use of .Amiga software. You can set directory and file restrictions for individuals, groups, or all users, and you can even restrict access times. You can view and modify the printing queues and use the included hard-disk backup program to back up the network drive including both the resource and data forks of Macintosh files. (I often use this feature to transfer resource forks from the Mac to the Amiga; it lets me avoid first having to convert the Mac files to macbinary format.) A message facility lets Amiga users send messages to other network users. Access to the network drive from the Amiga is very fast, even using Arcnet cards. In fact, I found it faster than some Amiga peer-to-peer networks operating with Ethernet. How It Works To demonstrate how the system works, I will describe the execution of a typical project creating a full-color brochure for a client. We received the WordPerfect-format text by modem on the Mac SE, which automatically saved it to the network drive. We edited and formatted the text on one of the PS 2 machines using WordPerfect. We scanned the color pictures into an Amiga 3000 and saved them to the network drive in either TIFF or TGA format. From there, we loaded the pictures into die Macintosh Ilci (equipped with a 24-bit graphics card) running Adobes PhotoShop. We used PhotoShop to modify and color-correct the images and to do photo montage and other special effects (which I would like to be able to do on the Amiga!). We saved the finished images to the network drive, and from there loaded them into Gold Disk’s Professional Page on an A3000. .After color separating the images on the Amiga, we sent them to the printing queue serving the imagesetter. Meanwhile, we downloaded extra Adobe Type 1 fonts (which the brochure required) to the imagesetter using the Macintosh. Finally, we shipped the imagesetter-produced film to the printer. With the network, we were able to use components created on any of the three machines with layout and illustration software on any of the other machines. For example, we converted fonts and Adobe Illustrator files from the Mac for use on the Amiga, and we typeset .Amiga-generated text with PageMaker running Windows 3.0 on the Pcs. ES ? If, for example, you do not have an in-house imagesetter, you can save your huge, color-separated PostScript files to removable hard disks and send them to an output service. Another option is to compress your files with such public-dornain utilities as ARC, ZIP. And LHARC. Some of which have counterparts on the Mac and PC. You may be surprised how large a compression factor you can obtain with PostScript files. Faster than compressing is hacking up files with something like QuarterBack ($ 69.95, Central Coast New Horizons) and restoring them to the hard disk of your service bureau’s Amiga. If you have Amigas, Macs, and Pcs, but cannot afford a network, you can connect the computers via serial cables and use terminal software to transfer files. Set the machines to the highest baud rate available and use a protocol such as Zmodem to transfer the files. With Zmodem, you do not have to bother naming the files at your destination, hut keep in mind when sending PC files that the file-naming conventions of that system demand a name ol not more than eight characters, plus a three-character extension. Serial connection is a slow transfer method and should be used only if you cannot fit the compressed files onto a floppy disk (which happens often if you deal with color separations and 24-bit images). Using one DoubleTalk card, an Amiga, a Macintosh, and an AppleTalk laser printer, you can set up the beginnings of a larger system. This setup lets you use the Amiga for layout and design work, and for creating 24- bit ray-traced images that you can then transfer to the Mac, taking advantage of its 24-bit image-editing facilities and printer control. You can construct a similar system with an Amiga ancl a PC. You could attach a high-capacity removable drive to each machine and use MultiDOS or CrosslX)S to read and write files directly from your .Amiga applications onto MS-DOS-formatted cartridges. By using Aldus Photo- Styler on the PC for your 24-bit editing needs, and Professional Page, PageStream, or Saxon Publisher on the Amiga, you’d have a fairly capable system. If possible, try to purchase a color scanner that you can use on your Amiga, Mac, or PC, depending on your software preferences. With the Mac and PC, you can edit the files immediately after you scan them. With the Amiga, on the other hand, you have the advantage of scanning much faster than on the other systems. If you need to scan numerous pictures without major editing, the Amiga will save you time. Then, you can transfer to other machines any files r * that need editing. As you can see, it is possible to successfully integrate the Amiga into an environment involving other computer platforms. It’s not a question of “fight or switch”; it’s simply a matter of joining forces to best serve the customer...and to make things easier for yourself. ¦ Eyo Sama was editor and publisher of the former AMIGA l imes, a full-color magazine created entirely on the Amiga. He currently works as a consultant, author, and developer. And the Winner Is. The SAS C Development System Selected as the best professional productivity software at the 1991 North .American Amiga Developers’ Conference, no other C compiler delivers more powerful or efficient programs for the Amiga® than the SAS C Development System from SAS Institute Inc. one of the world's largest independent software companies. The SAS C Development System offers a host of impressive features for Release 5.10:
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2. 0's new “App” features. AppMenu support atlows you to add your own applications to the Workbench Tools menu. Applcon support allows you to put your own icons on the Workbench window. From the screen above, you can print a file or show a graphic by dragging its icon to the appropriate Workbench icon. The dock window at the bot- tom of the screen (which lets you launch a program by clicking on its icon) is also an AppWindow, so you can toad a data file into a program by diagging Its icon to the picture of the program. The third way in which a program can make its mark on the Workbench is through the use of AppMenus. This new facility allows a program to insert one or more menu items on the Workbench Tools menu. AppMenus have spawned a large number of freely-distributable tool-menu managers, including AddTools, ToolsX, and Tool- Menu, all of which allow you to list your favorite programs as menu items and to start them right from the Workbench menu. My favorite, though, is Stefan Becker’s Tool- Manager (Fred Fish 551), which uses all three of the “App” features (see Figure 1). Its configuration window uses an App Window, so you can add programs to the menu bar simply by dragging their icons onto the list. It also lets you create an Applcon for any program. This means, for instance, that you can make an Applcon out of the Print- Files program and print any text by dragging its icon over the picture of the printer. Using Recolor, you can change the colors of mul- tiple icons by shift-selecting them and choosing a menu item, instead of di agging them all to the AppWindow. When you run ProWrite 3.2, for example, ii adds an item to the menu bar that lets you Hip directly to the ProWrite screen. Going Public One new 2.0 feature that you will probably hear a lot more about in the future is the “public screen.” Kick- start 1.3 allows for only two types of screens, the Workbench screen and custom screens. Many different programs can open their windows on the Workbench screen at the same time, but they all have to accept die graphics mode, resolution, and number of colors of that screen. Custom screens let the program choose the mode, resolution, and number of colors but only one program can open its windows on that screen. Kickstari 2.0 introduces a new type of screen, the public screen, that extends the usefulness of custom screens beyond such limitations. You can use public screens like custom screens that allow other applications to open “visitor” windows on them. Visitor windows might include such utilities as color-palette ad- V ORKBENCII 2.0 P A R T I 1 justers, magnifier windows, clipboard managers, or any one of a dozen other “parasite" programs. You can also use public screens to create multiple Workbench screens. By setting a special “Shanghai" (lag, you can force Workbench applications to open instead on your public screen (hence the term "shanghai," as in “force or trick into captivity"). Not many applications use public screens as yet, ProWrite 3.2 does open a public screen named “ProWrite," and you can also get the program to open on a named public screen by adding a ToolType to the program icon. The best way to experiment with public screens is to pick up a copy of Steve Tibbett’s Public- ScreenX program (Fred Fish 483). It allows you to open new public screens of varying modes and resolutions, and then to “shanghai" Workbench applications to those screens (see Figure 2). Kickstart 2.0 also provides some new shared program libraries that make it easier for developers to follow the recommended Amiga style guidelines. Although these libraries may not result in many new hanced for die 2.0 release. The console device is now font-independent. This means you can employ just about any font with applications that use a console window for text display, such as the Shell and the system text editors. New console windows wait for a click on the close gadget, which makes them much more useful for displaying the output of CLI-oniy programs that you can now run from the new Workbench, The clipboard device, which was designed so you could exchange IFF text and graphics data between applications, has been enhanced to be more suitable for that purpose. Console windows now use the clipboard for copy-and-paste operations, which makes it possible to copy text from a Shell window into an Ed edit window (see Figure 4, top) or into the window of any other application such as Final Copy (S99.95, Softwood) or the freely distributable TurboText and YLT that uses the clipboard for cut-and-paste procedures. I hope other programs will follow suit, thus helping to expand the clipboard into an exchange medium that supports dynamic updating. Applications-program features, they should make some of the standard features more common and their implementation more uniform. For example, the ASL library makes it easier to use the standard file and font requesters. The result is that nearly all of the Workbench programs including the Preference editors, IconF.dit. the More Utility, and even Ed, the CLI text editor present file requesters that allow the user it) select the file to save or load. Some programs, such as ProWrite 3.2, even allow you to substitute the standard ASL file requester for their own. Another new shared library, the Gad'Idols library, makes it simple to create sophisticated gadgets and menus that respond appropriately when the user changes the default system font to something other than Topaz
8. Art Department Professional 2 (S299, ASDG) uses these tools to create a chooser window that allows 2.0 users to select multiple-choice options from a list, rather than toggling through them one at a time (see Figure 3). Devices for Your Desires Some of the familiar AmigaDOS devices have been en- Figure 3. When you run ASDG’s Art Department Professional 2 from Kickstart 2.0, the program presents you with a chooser window instead of making you toggle through multiple-choice options. Another AmigaDOS device receiving a facelift in
2. 0 is the narrator feature, which you use to produce synthesized speech. The new narrator speech model is more complex than the old one, providing many more controls that allow you to produce more interesting and natural-sounding speech. These include an enthusiasm control that makes the voice sound more or less "excited,” a perturb control that can make the voice “shaky,” and an articulation control that lets you adjust the speech from sharp and deliberate to slurred. Other controls allow you to make the speech sound t broader or more nasal, or even to change the way vowels are pronounced in order to create regional accents. The only program that currently allows you to experiment with these narrative improvements, however, is the freely-distributable SpeechToy2 by Chris Demiris (see Figure 4, bottom). ? The Compugraphic outline-font technology' introduced in Workbench 2.0 mainly provides support for screen fonts, but the technology will certainly produce software that provides smooth-looking text of almost any si e. Pro Write 3.2 is the first program to use the Compugraphic system-font support for printing, but others are sure to follow suit particularly as Commodore enhances its programming support. Another font change users will be happv to see is that the system now recognizes Col- orFonts, such as the popular Kara Fonts (Kara Computer Graphics), which provide tex- tured or metallic-looking characters. DeluxePaint IV ($ 179.95, Electronic Arts) users will no longei have to run the ColorFonts support program in order to make use of these fonts. Hardware Helpers Finally, 2.0 provides software support for a wide variety of optional hardware. Programs can open custom screens in Productivity or SuperHires modes on machines that have F.CS (Enhanced Chip Set) Agnus and Denise chips. So far. Pro Write 3.2 is the only piece of productivity software to take advantage of this option. On the video side which is what SuperHires was designed for Broadcast Titler 2 (S389.95, InnoVision Technology) is the first program we are aware of to support that mode’s 1472x480 display. The ECS chip set also offers new genlock modes that allow you to replace color registers other than zero with video, but so far we have not seen any software developed to control this new capability. Even Sheldon Leemon, a well -respected authority on virtually evety aspect of the Amiga. Is currently writing a booh on Workbench
2. 0 for Compute! Books. When he is not writing for computer magazines, you can find him working at Slipped Disk, a Michigan-based Amiga dealer. If you do not have the ECS Denise chip, the ECS Agnus allows you to switch from NTSC (the US display standard) to PAL (the European standard) under software control; most 1084 or multiscan monitors can he adjusted to display either format correctly. It is possible to control the Workbench screen from the Screen Mode Preference editor, but it is up to the individual applications to control their custom screens. AD Pro 2 will open a PAL screen if you request that display mode, and the freely-dis- tributable AmigaToPAL and AmigaToNTSC programs by Nico Francois (Fred Fish 575) will “trick” any application into opening its custom screen in the desired mode. This makes it much easier to use European software in the US, and vice versa. Kickstart 2.0 also provides support for the 68040 processor, the fastest chip in the Motorola 68000 family. As this processor becomes more common, 2.0 will help Amiga users to run their programs faster than ever before. Much More To Come While we have already begun to see the appearance of software with features that would not be possible without 2.0’s programming support, there are many new, powerful functions that are still untapped. For example, Intuition now provides support for Menu Help, a feature by which the user can receive an explanation of a program option by holding down the Help key while selecting the menu item for that option. While there are not many programs using Menu Help yet, it is likely to become a widespread feature in the future. Another relatively unexplored attribute is 2.0’s support for scrolling screens that are larger than the display. Such screens would let desktop-publishing applications update a whole page at a time, rather than building a small part of the display based on which portion is currently showing. This feature requires a lot of chip memory, but makes it quite easy to build and display large bitmaps such as those required for a fax program. A further “hidden” capability of 2.0 is support f or cooperative record locking, which prevents two users from changing the same portion of a database simultaneously. This should inspire the first true networking applications for the Amiga. So. Although 2.0 has been a long time coming for most of us, it will still be some time before its full impact is felt. Only in the weeks and months ahead will Amiga users really discover all of the ways in which it can improve both our operating environment and our applications. ¦ It’s the new DPS PERSONAL V-SCOPE™ card. The world’s first waveform monitor and vectorscope for desktop video. A perfect companion for your Video T oast erf our PERSONAL V-SCOPE lets you superimpose a digitally synthesized waveform monitor and vectorscope on any video signal. 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II you are using Dpaint IV, make sure that the range begins on the first position of the Range bar and that each successive position is filled with the next gray value in the sequence as shown in the illustration accompanying this column. On screen, set up the black sky which can be anything from a lull overscan black screen to a black window in an imaginary control panel. Next, select the straiglu-linc tool with the right mouse button. This brings lip the Spacing requester. If you are new to D Paint, this is one of the most underused features of the program, and ihe starfield is a great first exercise in which to tiy il out. The Spacing requester has four options: N Total, Every Nth Dot, Airbrush, and Continuous. The last of these is the default selection, and it simply draws in a continuous unbroken line with the current brush. Remember that the Spacing requester affects all the line tools except dotted and freehand. Your settings will apply to straight or curved lines, unfilled circles, rectangles, ellipses, and polygons. Of the other options, Airbrush draws the line with the current brush, using the airbrush at its current spray diameter. Every Nth Dot draws a line by • placing one copy of the current brush at regular intervals along the path of the line. You define the interval by entering a number in the requester. N 1 oral places a defined number of copies of the brush along the path of the line. If you enter 8 and draw a line, eight brushes will be evenly spaced along that line no matter how long or short it is. For this exercise, sclcci N Total and enter 16, the number of colors from our range. As a test, select white from the range as a foreground color and draw a straight tine with a single-pixel brush. You should see a line of 16 dots. Now select Cycle from the Mode menu, and draw a straight line again. This time you should see a sequence of evenly spaced dots ranging from black to white as shown in the illustration. Undo or erase the test lines and select Frames Set front the Anim menu. For reasons that will become apparent, I find it most effective to create a number of frames greater than N Total that has no divisor in common with N Iota!. Try 26 frames. On frame 1, position the singlepixel brush roughly in the center of the sky, hold down the Animpainting key, drag a line to the edge of the sky, and release the mouse button. You should see stars painted one by one on 16 successive frames, black in the "distant” center and growing bright at the edge. If the stars start white and grow darker, return to the Range tool and reverse the range. Hit the 4 key to loop the animation, and you will see a convincing animation of a star zooming out of the distance past your screen. Now build up multiple stars by repeating the line from the center toward different points at the edge of the screen. Do not return to frame 1 for each line; simply begin on any frame you end up on. Because you made the frame count an odd number greater than N Total, each star begins moving on a different frame, adding to the Create your own “Star Trek” special effects with these simple Dpaint animation techniques. Natural feel of the animation. Alter making ten or twenty star paths, hit the 4 key to see the result. The feeling of motion is quite convincing, enhanced by the growing brilliance of the stars as they near the viewing plane. And Now for a Different Spin... This animation can stand alone or provide a backdrop for other objects, titles, or animbrushes. It serves as a great background for a ray-traced spacecraft or rotating planet. One of my favorite things to add to a starfield is an asteroid with compound rotation. The illustration shows the stages involved in creating such an object. For more detail on making a spinning planet, consult my planet-building article (“Around the World in 80 Frames,” Oct. '91, p. 39) or read the tutorial on page 177 of the Dpaint IV manual. This project is a more complex extension of that idea. Briefly, create a map of the surface of the asteroid that is two squares wide, 100x200, 80x160, or whatever. To paint craters, I use the airbrush in Shade mode, with a range like the one shown in the illustration. Set up 25 blank frames to match the frame count of the starfield animation. Use the Move requester to move the map across the screen an x-axis distance equal to the map width. Repeat that move with the map following itself to make a smooth, seamless scroll. Using Animbrush Pickup, grab exactly half of the area of the moving map one square. To create the compound tumbling effect, clear the animation frames and draw a rough-con toured, filled-free- hand asteroid shape in a solid color, like the red shape in the illustration. Pick it up as a brush and, with the Move requester, rotate it 360 degrees on the z-axis over 25 frames. Now set the Fill Type to Wrap and select Anim- brush Use. Mold down the Animpaint- ing key and execute an Anim-Fill on the rotating shape with the map anim- brush. Note that Anim-Fills are possible onlv with Dpaint version 3.21 or J higher. Play the loop to see the asteroid in motion. The illustration shows three successive frames out of 25. The eye is fooled by the detail of the rotating map into seeing a rough, solid object rotating on its y-axis. Unless your shape was extremely irregular, the z-axis rotation is no longer noticeable. Plant this asteroid in your starfield for an interesting effect, or use the Move requester to add a motion path guaranteed to make any Trekker duck! ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer.; Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self addressed envelope for a reply. Crispy Clips with Traveling Mattes VIDEO With all the 24-hit advancements of the past year, who’d have thought that a simple black-and-white graphic would be your ticket to high-end video effects? SUITE By Mark Swain ONE OF THE tricks to using computer imagery in video post-production is mastering the crispy luminance clip. This means to cleanly paste a com [niter graphic (title, image, animation) over another video source. Yes, a genlock accomplishes this task, but not with a luminance key. Genlocks simply remove color register zero and replace it with another video source, thus limiting a genlock to the Amiga’s basic resolutions and color palettes. When you use 24-bit graphics or single-framed (24-bit) animations over live video, they become video sources, not computer sources. In cases like this, the basic Amiga genlock will not work; you need a luminance keying device, which removes either the brightest or the darkest part of a video source. So, with a graphic containing white text on a jM The cleanly composited space and space-sta- tion scene created from Fig* ures 1, 2, and 3. Black background, you could replace the black or white with another video source. The problem in luminance keying arises when the graphic to be keyed has both light and dark properties. For example, take a 3-D ball that is lit with a spotlight on the upper-right side. The rendered 3-D ball would contain a very bright spot on the upper right, but be very dark on the lower left, making it nearly impossible to achieve the crispy edge or luminance dip that you need for the production. The solution is to use a traveling matte. Also known as alpha channels, key-holes, stencils, and matte fills, traveling mattes serve one very useful purpose crispy luminance keys. A traveling matte works by using a black- and-white silhouette of the computer imagery to cut a hole in the background video source. You fill the hole with the detailed version of the graph
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To accomplish this, grab two or three frames of the background at different stages of the live footage to use as a reference in the animation package. If you use the reference frames as backgrounds for key-frame positions of the animation, you can easily place the space-station object in the proper perspective and location. Once you set the key frames, surfaces, and lights, and save the scene, remove the backgrounds and render the space station on solid black. Finally, single-frame the animation to videotape. You can create a traveling matte for a 3-D environment by simply modifying ? Digitize and process full color composite video images in millions of colors. ¦ i pppeiiyi¦ i s are of actual DCTV screens- tll.t : f Ill. L:M, .1 StfH . 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Next, increase Ambient light to 100 percent. Method 2: Remove all lights, as above. Turn on LightWave’s Luminous function or Imagined (Impulse) Bright function for all surfaces. The Luminous and Bright functions cause the object always to be the surface color, white. Method 3 Change the Diffuse value for all surfaces to zero percent. Then turn on the Luminous or the Bright function as described above. Finally, make sure the animation will be rendering on a black background. With the changes complete, test-render a few frames to make sure you get a crisp black-and-white traveling matte. Now, render it, save all frames, and single-frame the traveling matte to tape. Edit Points With your three video-tape sources in hand, head to the editing room to assemble them into a composited animation. To accomplish a traveling matte in which all three video sources are live or moving (as in our example), you need a video-tape recorder for each source, another to record the final composite, and a switcher. Your first step is to connect the VTRs and switcher. Start with source A, the background, on the program bus. To cut the hole in the background source, input source B, the traveling matte, to the external keying portion of the switcher. Feed the final source, the detailed 3-D animation, into the matte-fill section of the switcher. Editing all of these sources is fairly easy. Using a computerized editor that controls all four VTRs, you do little more than synchronize the traveling matte, the animation, and the background. The alignment of the matte and the animation must be frame- accurate, however, or you'll flub the effect. In the final result, the traveling matte cuts a hole in the background that the detailed animation then fills. This example, with four VTRs, is, of course, an extreme case. One way to cut down on the amount of equipment is to use a D2 recorder or a digital disk recorder (DDR). D2 recorders have the ability to record and play at the same time: You could play the background on the D2 and record the final composited video over the original background. The obvious problem with this method is that you erase the master background video source. DDRs arc similar beasts: You could record the background to side A of the disc and the final composited video to side B. This method has the advantage of not erasing anything in the process. A third way to cut down the number of high-ticket items required is to make one or two of the sources still. For example, you could freeze the background on a still store or time-base corrector and composite it with an animated traveling matte. Or, the matte could be a still logo over a live background. Another ultra high-end method is to composite with a DDR and a Video Toaster (NewTek). DDRs are very expensive ($ 30-180K), but if one is within your reach, this is a nifty compositing idea. The recorder accepts both videosource and alpha-channel (traveling matte) input. The Toaster can output two signals program and preview. Thus, if the program bus outputs an animation frame, and the preview bus outputs the matte, then you can composite the computer imagery very cleanly with a background video source on the DDR. This method also eliminates the need to single-frame both the animation and the traveling matte before compositing. The process composites and single-frames all of the imagery in a single pass no VTRs and no editing. The process is very manual, however. You must load each frame of the animation and the traveling matte, and operate the recorder manually. The only way to automate this process is to save all of the frames (animation and matte) in LightWave as framestores and to sequentially load them into the Toaster’s switcher, using a clever Arexx script. The script should allow you to load the next frames into the correct busses by pressing a key, leaving only the DDR on manual operation. Crispy Toaster Clips The Video Toaster is the perfect device for demonstrating the eff ects of a simple traveling matte. First, create l he image and the matte in LightWave. Start by entering LightWave with a click of the 3- D button in the Toaster’s switcher. Next, select the Object menu and load the urn from the phonebook. The default positions of the object and camera are fine, but you should adjust the light. Move it to the urn's far left or right, creating a dramatic effect, with one side of the urn lit and the other dim. Next, select the Camera menu and turn off Overscan, switch on Letterbox, and select the Antialias rendering mode. 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Return to the switcher and select bank D of the effects grid. The Toaster effect that makes the traveling matte possible is the Art Card crouton (the keyhole icon). This effect accepts three video sources, the background plate on the program bus, the source image on the overlay bus, and the traveling matte on the preview bus. To set up the project, select the Art Card effect, set the preview bus to DV2, the program bus to BKG (Background or Live Video if you wish), and Overlay to DVL Next, click on the scissors icon to select luminance keying for black. Finally, set the clip level under the scissors icon. The best level that I obtained was between 30 and 45 (depends on image luminance). Once tweaked to perfection, die urn is cleanly clipped over the video-snow backgr ound. More Marvelous Mattes You can use crispy Toaster clips for a number of other sensational special effects. One of the most obvious matte effects is to generate black-and-white text with the character generator or LightWave, and then fill it with a videosource or graphic texture. You could also try painting the matte in Toaster- Paint or other 24-hit paint programs. For example, suppose that in your next feature video, a scene calls for the back window of your home to overlook an oceanside vista but you live in the Midwest. No problem for the Toaster matte: First lock down the camera and frame the window scene. Freeze-frame the scene and save it as a framestore. Load the window scene into 'Ibaster- Paint and paint the glass parts of the window a solid white. Next, remove everything in die scene but the freshly painted glass. The final result in Toasl- erPaint should be a black-and-white matte, with the white parts in the exact positions of the glass panes of the window in the live-action scene. Return to the switcher and set up the Art Card effect as described above, with the window matte on the preview bus. The final step is to find video footage of an ocean vista and set the clip. Your property value just skyrocketed ! ¦ Mark Swain is a California-based freelance writer who does video post-production and computer animation. Write to him c!o Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. With the DeluxePaint IV Video Guide, you will be taken through many of Dpaint’s features including the new Menu Structure, Metamorphosis, HAM color mode. The new Gradients and Cycle * requesters, the advanced Palette Mixer and much, much more! Many examples are shown in any easy to follow, step-by-step fashion. Whether you arc a new user, or a seasoned professional, you will he easily shown how to best utilize Dpaint IV’s features and tools to fulfill your specific graphic and animation needs. Two different 60 minute VHS videos to choose from! Exclusive AmigaWorld Offer! 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Arexx: Wishful Thinking Development Corporation. Circle 4 on Reader Service card. THE GAME PRESERVE sTza® ** _ ' ;" Red Baron By Rob Hays Could you do better against Baron von Richthofen than Snoopy did? Red Baron (.Dynatnix Sierra, $ 59.95) is your chance to test your aerial skills against not only the Red Baron, but also some of the finest pilots on both sides of World War I. From navigation (no satellite positioning system), to coordinated tactics (no radios), to doglighting (no missiles), this war is up close and personal. Your choices are many and varied in this game. You can dogfight against a famous ace, fly single missions, or begin a career. Aircraft choices are limited to types that were available at the time, and choosing a historic mission places you in the aircraft that was originally used. If you play the career game, you arc assigned to a squadron and stationed in the same towns at the times the historical squadron was there. You can adjust flight-skill and combat levels, as well as such aspects as the reliability of the guns. In addition to modelling the physical and aerodynamic characteristics Birds of Prey By Peter Olafson Electronic Arts' long-awaited flight simulator, Birds of Prey ($ 49.95) won't knock you out right away. My guess of the aircraft, the tactics of the historical aces are also included. In real life, von Richthofen would not do a loop in combat, and you won’t see him do one here. The manual is packed with information on the aircraft, as well as historical background on the war and its participants. In addition, you receive area maps and a quick reference card. There are some stiff requirements if you intend to climb into the cockpit: dual floppies or a hard disk (the is that it’ll take a few days. 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• I Get Mail Dept.; By the way, thanks to everyone who wrote to let me know about the story branch in The Secret of Monkey Island (Lu- casfi m, S59.95) that grows when you sink your ship with the native sculpture. No. It doesn't really affect anything, and, yes, it's worth trying for the fun of it. Dan Collier, of Lake Wales, Florida, also filled me in on another scene I hadn't come across. It's apparently triggered if you steal the vase from the governor's mansion before completing the other two missions assigned by the Three Im- portont-Looking Pirates. Dan indicates that if you get the meat from the kitchen at the Scumm Bar and the petal from the maze and then go directly to the mansion, the Gov and Guybrush have "quite a love scene" when Guy comes out of the water. Sheesh. Sounds like an Obsession commercial. Where that's saved-game file? Thanks, Dan! By the way, you've probably noticed that I'm not dealing much with specific reader questions in print anymore (or even promising to answer 'em). I occasionally get mail like some people get firewood "oh, just stack it up behind the house. Mr. Postman" and ('.ontinnt'd on ). 67. HILL STREET BLUES is the most honored series in the history of television with the stunning accomplishment of 26 Emmy Awards and numerous other international awards. Now you can finally play the computer game in this re-created computer simulated city of Hill Street. Computer Miv. I I lur I llfiiwn . Vim Ii.ivr limml ijmlly ol Armed I loMu-iy. Digitized Pictures and Sounds From The TV Series Fantastic 256 Color VGA 3-D Graphics Intelligent City System Complete With Traffic Lights, Subways, Trains, And Over 300 Different Vehicles Over 400 Male and Female Pedestrians With Individual Characteristics. Some Nice, Some Nasty. You take on the role of "Captain Frank Furillo” and by deploying the police officers under your control, you solve and control the crime rate. With help from nine of the most famous characters from the TV series, you can interact with up to nine crime incidents simultaneously, ranging from muggers to bank robbers, drug pushers and murderers. So "REMEMBER, LET’S BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!" DigiTek Software 1916 Twisting Lane Wesley Chapel, Florida
(813) 973-7733 Amiga screens shown. Pictures of the actual TV series have been used with permission from MTM Production. Available for A500, A1000, A2000, A2500. A3000 and other computer formats. Retail Price: $ 39.95. Visit your software retailer or call toll-free 1-800-783-8023 to order. Completely dispenses with the unwieldy interfaces too often found on computer war games, offering instead a slick, joystick-only system of movement and combat, and even such niceties as repairs, information gathering, and strategic viewing. Those who regularly play SSI-style war games will find Battle Isle lacking some options, but in the end, these options aren’t really missed at all. In Battle Isle, you are in control of one force while your opponent or the computer controls the other. Your goal in each mission is either to destroy all enemy forces or and this is more fun to capture the opposing headquarters building. You play through a series of 32 missions, and you have to win each one in turn to progress to the next. Apparently there are two bonus missions as well, but I’m stuck in mission 22 and have yet to see them. UBI Soft promises add-on missions as well. The strength of the system of missions is that it effortlessly succeeds in introducing you to an ever-increasing complexity. Each mission takes place on a unique map, and most of them include a type of unit that you have neither con- Test your tactics in Battle Isle. Trolled nor opposed heretofore. .As you move through a mission, you gradually learn how to fight with the new elements of your land, air, and naval forces, until, in the final missions, you must concern yourself with all of them at once. The game itself is entirely joystick-controlled. Each map is divided into hexagons, and the joystick moves the cursor from one hexagon to another. When the cursor is on a hexagon containing an enemy piece, you can find out what it is, but not much more. When it’s on one of your own units, you can perform one of several actions. By holding down the firebutton and moving the joystick up, down, left, and right, the cursor icon changes to signify each possibility. When you finally have * the icon you need, release the button to perform the action. One final strength of the game is that each stage of Battle Isle plays quickly and equally well against the computer or a human opponent. This is a superb late- night strategy game, with a very worthwhile system. You’ll want to install this one on your hard disk. Everything Battle Isle does right, Fireteam 2200 seems to do wrong. First of all, the main battle display offers some of the worst graphics to appear on an Amiga game. Not only are they unattractive, they’re also counter-productive. Figuring out where your units are is tough enough; trying to decipher which way they’re facing and what kind of terrain they’re in is next to impossible. 'fhe game’s interface isn’t much better. Its keyboard- only control is both unwelcome and downright difficult to use, and it takes an inordinate amount of time to learn how to perform crucial actions. Moreover, the computer updates the battlefield every six seconds, and during the updates (which themselves take a few seconds), you will find yourself hitting the keyboard futilelv. What is good is the game’s premise and wealth of detail. Only the most dedicated gamers (who have one megabyte of RAM) are going to bother playing this thing for long, however, and then only if financial restraints mean they can buy no new games for a long while. Fireteam 2200 would be marginally acceptable on an old IBM-PC; on an .Amiga, it’s not worth the effort it takes to load it. Thunderhawk By Jeff James You take the controls of a high-tech helicopter gun- ship for some frantic target- busting action in Thunderhawk (Virgin Games, $ 49.99). You’re not just any average helicopter jockey, however; you’re an agent for MERLIN, a secret military' organization commissioned bv the United Nations. Your job is to fly to world hot spots and bring the irksome troublemakers to justice in this engaging mixture of arcacle, role-playing, and strategic elements. You start in the common room. From this location you can fly a flight simulator, view your combat awards, save and load games, or be briefed on your forthcoming mission. The war room supplies the strategic element: You have six theaters of war to choose from, including the Middle East, Southeast .Asia, and Central America. In the briefing room you’re warned about the threats that you may meet in the combat area, usually consisting of SAMs, MIGs, and antiaircraft fire. Complete with a flickering black-and-white film of the target area and a curmudgeonly commanding ollicer, the briefings are a nice realistic touch. Next, you select your weaponry, then take off from your airbase, which is usually near the target. In the air, Thunderhawk is a marvel. The frame rate is easily one of the fastest I’ve seen on the Amiga, with the landscape smoothly gliding under your craft. Granted, most of the landscape is rather bare (usually only a few hills, buildings, and such), but it’s still a joy to fly over it. Controls are simple: All the Hying, target, and weapon selection is done with the mouse, while the ? THIS OPPONENT IS PROGRAMMED TO BE CHALLENGING.
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1. 3. And even then it was prone to strange behavior, such as an unresponsive mouse and scrambled game screens. It did work fine on other Amiga models running AmigaDOS 1.3, although it did seem to have problems with the new Ami- Corporation By Jeff James A magnificent mixture of a Dungeon-Master-style interface with a futuristic, hi-tech game world, Corporation = Virgin Games, $ 49.99) offers a challenging diversion from the hackneyed role-playing norm of ogres and hit-points. In the hard-edged world of the 21st Century, the malevolent Universal Cybernetics Corporation (UCG) gaDOS 2.04 ROMs found in A500s and A2000s. Hard-drive installation isn’t supported, and the disks are copy protected with disk-based and manual- oriented schemes. The requester for saving and loading games is another sore spot, seeming rather cumbersome and awkward to use. Finally, the lengthy opening animation cannot be bypassed every time you reboot Thundcrhawk. You must sit through it. If it sounds as though I have mixed feelings towards Thundcrhawk, I do. The fast frame rate, simple controls, and well-done briefing sequences are a joy to experience, and the sound is exceptionally well done. Unfortunately, it seems that Thundcrhawk was rushed across the Atlantic (it was programmed by Core Design of the U.K.) without thorough testing on North American Amiga hardware. If you have a fairly uncomplicated setup (no A3000, no AmigaDOS 2.0, no hard disk), Thundcrhawk could be a blast. As matters stand, it shows a great deal of promise that is unfortunately frustrated by a cum-
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• Traditional animation.
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• Cartoon Productions, both visual and sound. Take 2 is a must for computer artists and enthusiasts of any age. It will cater for both amateur and professional applications. So get the most out of your computer and open up your imagination to Take 2. These Images have been drawn with a pencil, digitised then coloured using D. Paint 3. CONTENTS
• Comprehensive and easy to follow manual.
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• Animators Peg Bar (to hold your paper into position while drawing or digitising). Example line drawn animations for you to get started with. PAL OR NTSC VERSIONS AVAILABLE ROHBO PRODUCTIONS BAIRD ROAD LIVINGSTON SCOTLAND EH54 7AZ (0506) AMIGA (ALL MODELS Reader rCte on Scenery Animator is a 3-D landscape rendering and animation program. You can fly through real-world landscapes from US Geological Surveys (Yosemite and the Grand Canyon included), or explore imaginary fractal landscapes like the one shown above. "...I highly recommend this piece of software. Scenery Animator is a versatile, powerful, and extremely satisfying program that will bring you many hours of enjoyment." Amiga World, December 1991 Circle 179 on Reader Service card Attention Foreign Computer Stores Magazine Dealers You have a large technical audience that speaks English and is in need of the kind of microcomputer information that TechMedia provides. Provide your audience with the magazines they need and make money at the same time. For details on selling Amiga World and RUN contact: Linda Greenblatt World Wide Media 115 East 23rd St. New York, NY 10010
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P. O. Box 196.1. Rix:kliii CA 95677 Phone (9l6» 624*1436 armor types, grenades, power packs, bombs, lock- picks. A backpack computer, a jet pack, and a plethora of other hi-tech gacigetry. Corporation’s approach to movement is ingenious; instead of clicking on separate buttons to move your character, a combined movement square allows quick and direct movement. Click in the center of the square to stop, at the top to go forward, at the bottom to go backwards, and at the sides to slide sideways. The farther you click from the center of the square, the faster you move. A central view screen showing the action is flanked by two humanoid outlines that display your character’s health and your equipment's status. At the bottom of the screen are the controls to click for object manipulation and movement. Graphics are well done, especially the fluid, animated movement of your adversaries. Monsters don’t simply appear or lurch toward you in the jerky gait of a looping animation. Using a method called “bitmap scaling,” beasties that move toward From p. 58. There's a very wide range to the questions therein. Questions about games released when the Amiga had 64K and a cassette drive = just kidding). Questions about things I've already answered twice. So, I've decided to focus on a current game or two in the hope of helping as many folks as possible at one time. If there's something you'd like to see covered in this fashion, write and say so. If I can. I'll do it. (I've had a few votes for The Immortal and The Jetsons already.) If I can't...well, I can always use more firewood (grin). You gradually become larger and more distinct, eventually filling your screen with hostility. All sorts of background sound effects add to the spooky atmosphere. Gameplay is decidedly arduous; within moments of my arrival at UCC head- quarters, i was beset by a horde of energy-spitting robotic spiders. In addition to the bcstiarv of robotic and artificial life forms that impede your progress, security cameras, pressure plates, infra-red warning devices, and dozens of other futuristic traps and pitfalls are waiting for you. For help, you can access such devices as computer terminals, elevator controls, and security access panels. Corporation requires only 512K of RAM to operate, and although it isn’t harddisk installable, games can he saved to disk. The excellent introductory animation J refused lo work on an A3000, but the game itself ran Fine. With its crisp presentation, challenging gameplay, and intuitive interface, Corporation is a role-playing experience not to he missed. I’ve also been getting the occasional letter from folks who are evidently playing illegal copies of games. = They’re asking questions that either concern copy protection or that indicate they don't have the docs.) Naughty, naughty. Coincidentally, all these questions have exactly the same answer: Put the pirated disk in d!0:( select it with the mouse and choose "initialize" from the Workbench menu. Your computer will solve the problem for you. If you're having trouble with a game "I can't get the dice into that little slot" you can write to me at: 25 Belmont Ave., Madison, NJ 07940 or send electronic mail to Peteroo on Genie and Portal and 74160,3053 on CompuServe. ¦ Introducing the NEW 3-PART SERIES... From the editors of Amiga World Magazine conies the most definitive series on animation... and % how to do it yourself! Now. In three easy-to-follow videos. You will leant the history of animation; software and hardware available for animators and techniques offered by the leaders in the field of animation. How to Animate, Part I covers the various types of software available and their applications such as Deluxe Paint IV. Lightwave and Imagine.You will leant about the many features of 2D and 3D software and some tools that make those programs unique. Patl I will describe animation utility software; describe what they are and why you should buy them. You will also see artists’ renditions using the leading animation software 4b* packages. TechMedia Video is pleased to make this exclusive offer BUT HURRY, available for a limited so order now! X i want HOW TO ANIMATE. PART I. I understand is offered for only S29.95 plus S'1 95 shipping & handling. : Hurry while supplies last! MasterCard For shipping & handling please add S2.95. Canadian orders add 7% GST. California orders add 7.259c tax. Make check or money order pay able to: TechMedia Video. PO Box 2151, Salisbury. MD 21802. 6E2HA Available in VHS. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. TechMedia is the licensed North American distributor of AmigaWorld Videos. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Amiga. Inc. TECHMiiiia V 1 1) PO Box 2151. Salisbury, D 2 ISO'* 410-543-1989 Also see your local Amiga Dealer for these videos. ¥ , r: AND COWIBOIiEfcS AT DRIVES & CONTR 46 BE 48 41 BBS L8 C1T7U_ tut Hbunnmnmi.
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- ;y * S ... $ 899°° (Quantum 240Mb Hard disk) .. Prices Effective April 1,1992 MegaChip 2000 500 Multi Start II SecureKey DKB Software Add flexibility and security to your system. By Michael Hanish LONG LI T THE entrepreneurial spirit! DKB Software has recognized three needs of Amiga users and filled them with effective, simple, and inexpensive hardware solutions. Solution 1: MegaChip 2000 500 Until the release of the Enhanced Chip Set (ECS), the maximum amount of chip RAM (the section of memory used for graphics and sound processing) available to Amiga 2000 and 500 owners was 512K. With the ECS Agnus installed, A2000s and A500s can access one megabyte of chip RAM, but they still lag behind the A3000, which, with its special circuitry and ECS Agnus, can access two megs of chip RAM and manipulate more and larger graphics and sound files. The MegaChip 2000 500 ($ 299,95) evens the score. A daughterboard that plugs into your A2000’s or A500’s Agnus socket, the MegaChip 2000 500 gives you up to two megs of chip RAM. The board comes populated with one meg of memory, but you must supply the A3000 two- meg ECS Agnus chip to drive it. Installing MegaChip is most definitely not for the faint of heart. (Being somewhat of a hardware wimp, I enlisted the help of an authorized service person. Plus, opening the case yourself voids your warranty.) Believe the manual when it says removing the original Agnus f rom your motherboard witnout the proper chip-pulling tool is next to impossible. It is all too easy to destroy the socket by trying to pry the chip out. Not having the correct tool, we removed the chip by stripping the machine down to the motherboard, removing it, and gently pushing the chip out from below. This works, but is not recommended. Details of the rest of the installation vary according to die model and configuration of your Agnus. Follow the steps that are thoroughly described and clearly illustrated in the manual, then double-check your work before reassembling the machine. When you reboot your upgraded Amiga, open a Shell and type AVAIL. If you were successful, die amount of available chip RAM listed should be slightly over the two-meg mark. YOUR In operation, MegaChip is completely transparent, except that it gives you more space to perform graphic- and audio-intensive operations. With it, you can have up to ten megs of RAM instead of the previous limit of nine. The MegaChip board was recently redesigned into a smaller size, both for easier installation and greater compatibility with a wider variety of add-on boards and configurations. It works flawlessly under Workbench 1.3 and
2. 0. Without doubt, this is one of the MegaChip gives your A2000 A500 two megs of Chip RAM. Best and simplest hardware improvements you can make to your system’s it performance. Solution 2: MultiStart II While many users want the power and flexibility of the 2.0 operating system, they also need 1.3 to run favorite older programs or games that break under
2. 0. MultiStart II ($ 59.95, without ROMs) lets you install and use both 1.3 and 2.0 in A2000s and A500s. Your choice of the default ROM for hooting is determined by a simple jumper placement or by which ROM you insert in which socket. Installation requires removing the old ROM from the motherboard, inserting it and the new ROM in Multi- Start II, and working the daughterboard into the motherboard’s socket. All the options and other installation details are thoroughly covered in the manual. Be careful, however, of two problem spots: First, the pins on the MultiStart II board seem fragile, so seesaw them carefully into the ROM TURN: Installation of the MultiStart II card on my A500’s Rev 6a motherboard was a bit more demanding than I anticipated. The original MS board I received worked on a Rev 5 or lower. The DKB service tech was very helpful, and the new board arrived promptly. Unfortunately, the installation manual was not updated, and no addendum was included. After following the original instructions and receiving a blank, fiizzy screen at boot-up, 1 eventually discovered that the board had to be configured for A2000 operation, not set for the A5O0. I have had no problems, since. The board works great. Jeff Crystal Houghton Ijike, Michigan socket. Second, the installation, as with MegaChip, involves attaching a clip to a particular pin on the Gary chip. In the version 1 used, the clip’s wire is about two inches too short to make a neat run attachment; it’s a tight fit in an A20Q0, but it reaches. DKB says it has lengthened the wire by about an inch on the newer models. Make sure to check all your work before reassem- bling the machine. To run with the option of using either operating system, you must modify your hard-disk layout and startup-sequence. (The manual clearly covers both alterations.) Basically, die default system stavs » ¦* where it is on Workbench, and the second svstem resides in a drawer. The new j startup-sequence checks to see which ROM is active, makes the proper assignments, and executes the appropriate startup-sequence. Changing systems is as simple as holding down the Control and Amiga keys for five to six seconds. I have never had a problem running MultiStart II, and I recommend it highly if you need to access both operating systems. Solution 3: SecureKey Need to lock up your data? SecureKey ($ 124.95), a card for the A2000 or A3000, lets you boot only after you enter a password. The board slides simply into one of the 100-pin slots, an easy and well-documented installation. When you power up the computer, you are confronted with a screen asking for the password. The first time you boot, you enter 4 your new password, verify it, and proceed. After that, on each power up or warm boot, you have three tries to get it right, after which you are denied access. To try again, reboot. You can change the password at any time; just enter the old one, and then its replacement. One word of caution: Make sure you have a record of the password in case you forget. There is no way to recover it from the card, but registered owners can get a new key from DKB. This board, like DKB’s others, works flawlessly and transparently. All three boards are simple and elegant hardware solutions to system needs, doing exactly what they promise. DKB’s technical support will be there for you if you have any problems, but you probably won’t. I highly recommend these three products. MediaShow Gold Disk Put it all on the line. By Greg Morris IF YOU LONG to do multimedia stints but face budget restrictions, Media Show (SI29.95) from Gold Disk is worth a look. With this scaled-down version ofShowMaker (Gold Disk), you can combine pictures, animations, music, and sound effects for complete video productions without complex and expensive equipment. As in its full-featured brother, MediaShow’s heart is the scene window, which displays a timeline containing the video, title, music, and sound- effects tracks. The timeline, in conjunction with other event-parameter windows, lets you not only coordinate events, but also specify effects, fonts, and other options. For example, to display some previously digitized video or Amiga-generated graphics, you add a video event to the timeline: Simply click on the track labeled “Video” and drag the mouse pointer to the point in time where you want your video event to end. Once you release the mouse button, a requester appears asking you to select the file for this event either a picture or animation file, as there is no support for incoming live video. Next, a video-event window displays information such as the resolution of the picture, how much memory it uses, and a reduced version of the image. Additional video-event options include several wiping effects, and, for animations, the speed of playback. If you want to overlay titles on top of video events, simply add a title track into the scene window in the same manner as the video track. You can select type style and size, as well as what effect, color, and motion to apply to the text. Once you make your selections, you can enter several lines of text directly into the title-event window. The Preview option lets you see how your current selection will look when the entire production is played. If you don’t like what you see, it is very easy to modify it and try again. The Sound of Music In addition to pictures and titles, you can add music files (IFF SMUS) to the timeline in the music track. When you select this track, the music-event window appears, allowing you to specify the tempos, looping options, and locations of die instruments used. Unfortunately, you must specify where the instrument files are located even- time you add new music, even if the instruments are always in the same place. It would be nice to have some kind of default option for locating instrument files. You can add sound files to any one of the four specific outputs found in the scene window. There are tracks labeled LI, L2, Rl, and R2 for the two left and right audio channels, respectively. Once you have made all your selections, click on the Play button and experience either your entire production or just a portion of it. During the testing of this feature, however, the image movement was a little jerky at times in some of the display updates on my three-megabyte, unaccelerated .Amiga 2000 (no disk access was involved, either). This problem could be solved with an accelerated machine, a solution I support for professional use. Another drawback for professionals is the inability of the program to control video recorders, which is a strength of the more expensive Show- Maker. You can, however, record your presentation to videotape by using a standard genlock. Editing a production is very easy to do. You can highlight events and copy, delete, or shift them in time, much as you would perform cut-and-paste operations in a word processor. There are three ways of editing: You can move one event in time and not affect any other events; move a particular event on a track so that all the other events are adjusted accordingly in time; or move all tracks as a group. Additionally, if the mouse pointer is not specific enough, you can adjust starting and ending times more accurately through special gadgets on the scene window. Even though entering information on the scene window was easy, the response to my mouse selections was a bit sluggish 011 my unaccelerated machine, especially when I was dragging the mouse pointer along the timeline while adding or editing an event. There is also a delay before a production begins while the program preloads several picture and sound files into memory. Even performing a minor change to the production causes the program to load everything into memory again, even the files that you did not update. This adds a lot of time when you’re trying to make adjustments. What’s more, there is no undo option, so once you make a change, there is no turning back. There were a couple of other unusual things that I noticed with version
1. 11 of MediaShow. [ust after loading a saved production, I saw that on the Edit menu the selected edit-mode option doesn’t always match the event window’s edil-mode box. Once you load your production, however, selecting a different edit mode (through either the menu or event window) keeps the two synchronized. Don’t Believe Everything You Read .As far as the user manual is concerned, the on-disk ReadMe file explains that several changes were made in the software since the manual was printed. There is some resulting confusion, because most of the pictures in the manual showing the scene and event windows do not match what you see on the screen. I hope future manuals will more accurately reflect what you see on the screen. Other than these outdated pictures, the manual does a good job of explaining how to install and use the program. It takes you step by step through creating a production, and it is augmented by on-disk tutorials. As an added bonus, Gold Disk includes two separate programs called Paint and Music. These provide you with the basic tools needed to create picture and sound files for use in the MediaShow program. These programs do not contain the elaborate features offered in other well-known drawing and music programs, but they work if you have no alternatives. MediaShow is a very easy-to-use program for creating sequenced video productions for display on your .Amiga. The learning curve is minimal, and you will he very quickly on your way. ? However, because of the lack of smoothness in some of the video displays and the sluggish response during timeline manipulation, the program doesn’t live up to its full potential on a stock Amiga. For home productions and other small projects, hv all means consider MediaShow; but for professional use, I would look elsewhere. Voyager, the Dynamic Sky Simulator Carina Software A good tool to complement your telescope. Mine had to go to Baja Mexico to see stars as clearly as Voyager shows them. It’s like having a planetarium on your Amiga. You can gaze at the stars and planets as they would appear from an)- location on the Earth or in space, and you can go forward or backward in time to see how the universe changes over millennia. You can even look at the Big Dipper from such a remote point in time or space that it doesn’t By Gene Hamm IF YOU’VE EVER wanted to view an eclipse without going blind or watch the stars all night without freezing to death, then Voyager, the Dynamic Sky Simulator (SI24.95, Carina Software) is the program for you. A friend of Where Do You Go for Help When You're the Expert? BIX - the Online Service for People Who Know Amiga!
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R. Fleming US MCA A: Actually, both digitizers (DCTV and Digi-View) will work. Digi-View, when combined with Digi-Paint, allows you to digitize images and then edit and composite them in the Digi-Paint HAM paint program. DCTY also lets you digitize images, and it conies with an even better paint program, called DCTY Paint, as well as other utilities. In addition, DCTV has several significant advantages over Digi-View. The most important is that it can output a high-quality composite video signal that gives you more colors and higher resolution then the normal Amiga display. .And you can use it to play animations in real time that take advantage of the additional colors and resolution. Both are good, hut if I were forced to choose between the two, 1 would pick DCTV, AmigaBasic 2.0 Incompatibility Q: I have installed AmigaDOS 2.04 on my A2000. It is equipped with the GVP 68030 accelerator card, a hard disk and several megs of RAM. I have tried to use Amiga- Basic, but with even simple commands like INPUT, the screen blinks black when the program is run, and then nothing else happens. Is there a problem with the G VP 68030 card and Amiga Basic? Or is there something wrong with my computer? J, Watson LaVeme, Calif A: The answer is elementary, my dear Watson. It is neither your GVP accelerator nor your computer. The culprit is AmigaBasic itself AmigaBasic does not, repeat, does not, work properly under AmigaDOS 2.0. There are a number of other problems and bugs besides the one you report, and CATS (Commodore Applications and Technical Support) confirms that AmigaBasic is not AmigaDOS 2.0-compatible. Furthermore, at this time there are no plans for Microsoft to upgrade the language to be 2,0-compliant. There are, however, other Basic-like languages available that can fill the void left by AmigaBasic. Examples are AMOS, HiSoft Basic, AmigaVision and The Director. HiSoft is quite Amiga- Basic-compatible, and both AMOS and The Director could be used to recreate even better versions of just about any AmigaBasic program. And if you already know Basic, you will find that learning to write programs with AmigaVision is quite easy. Speeding It Up Q: am considering the purchase of a 68020 accelerator for my stock Amiga
2000. What would be the best coprocessor to go with it: a 68881 or 68882? The use will be to speed up 3-D rendering somewhat. Are there any resulting hardware or software conflicts -with this upgrade?
T. Mitchell Cupertino, Calif A: There are always some compatibility problems when using accelerators. Games are the biggest culprit, as they often use “illegal” tricks and techniques to wring ever)' bit of performance out of the machine, and they frequently have copy-protection schemes that break down on processors other then the 68000. However, Commodore has long had programming guidelines available that, if followed, usually allow software to work properly on any processor. Luckily, most companies have followed those rules, so the vast majority of software works just fine on accelerated machines. However, I must advise you to skip the 68020 card unless you are getting an exceptionally good deal on the hardware. When compared to the performance of today's 68030 and 68040 technolog), the 68020 is not very cost effective. There are very goocl buys available on 25-MHz 68030 cards for the A2000, as well as on 40- and 50- Mhz 68030 cards. And there are now several high-performance 68040 hoards for the A2000 that are even faster. As an added incentive, these 68030 and 68040 cards allow you to exceed die A2000’s original nine-megabyte memory limitation, a very important factor for 3-D designers and animators. As for which math coprocessor to gel, I’d definitely go for the 68882. It is significantly faster than the 68881, resulting in faster 3-D renderings. Update For those 3-D animators interested in checking out the Studio BBS mentioned in the Feb. ’92 I lelp Key, be advised that the telephone number was changed in early March. The new number is 817 557-2111. ¦ HE ONLY mSmm. IBMhz 286IBM PC AT EMULATOR THAT WITH BOTH THE A500AND THEA2i If you want your Amiga 500,500+ or 2000 to be able to run software programs that were originally written for the IBM PC, GVP and Vortex have the perfect solution the Atonce-Plus PC AT emulator board. But before you buy any emulator here are a few key facts you should know ... ? FACT: Atonce-PLUS is the only PC emulator board with a powerful 16-bit 80286 CPU running at the blazing clockspeed of 16Mhz. ? FACT: Atonce-PLUS has a Norton Speed Index of 16, so you know it's amazingly fast at loading, manipulating and storing data. ? FACT: Atbnce-PLUS comes with its own 512KB of RAM and allows the Amiga's memory to be (transparently] allocated to MS-DOS applications requiring more than 512KB of memory. Amiga FAST RAM can even be used as extended memory! ? FACT: Atonce-PLUS can take full advantage of the 80286 CPU's protected mode and allows MS Windows to run in "standard" mode. This is not possible with other emulators using 8-bit wide bus CPU's. FACT: Atonce-PLUS operates under AmigaDOS, so you can run AmigaDOS and MS-DOS applications concurrently! FACT: Atonce-PLUS supports Hercules, CGA, EG A VGA (mono chrome), AT&T 6300 (640x400) and T3100 video emulations. FACT: Atonce-PLUS makes 1000's of new software programs available to Amiga 500, 500+ and 2000 users. FACT: Atonce-PLUS allows MS-DOS applications to use the Amiga's harddisk, floppy disks, serial port, parallel port, mouse, sound and Real-time Clock. It even emulates a PC's CMOS RAM for system Setup parameters! FACT: Atonce-PLUS allows the Amiga's built-in floppy drives to be used to read and write MS-DOS compatible floppy disks. FACT: Atonce-PLUS has a socket for installing an optional 80C287 math processor (FPU) for even faster number crunching. FACT: Atonce-PLUS is compatible with MS-DOS V3.2 or later. Also com patible with latest versions of DR- DOS. NOTE: Atonce-PLUS requires the MS-DOS or DR-DOS operating system, which is not included. H W WITH THE VORTEX Atonce-PLUS , YOUR AMIGA CAN RUN MS WINDOWS ™ AND VIRTUALLY ANYTHING AN IBM PC CAN... AND DO IT AT 16Mhz! Now that you know the FACTS about PC emulator boards, you know that Atonce- PLUS is your most logical choice. For more information on Atonce-PLUS now distributed exclusively by GVP contact your local GVP dealer. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Akuct'-PluS is the registered German trademark o! Toier Computersysteme Gmbh Amgi is a registered trademark ol Commodore-Amiga Inc A'l other trademarks are the property of Ihear respedve owner* t 1992 Great toy Products He GO = 800-BE-AMIGA (800-232-6442) ?KB MegAChip W 2000 500 S21 900 Megs Of Chip F XlulhSr.iri II Sp4 qoo 2 Megs of Chip RAM far M the A20QD flnd Aso° without Agnus Doubles your Graphics SonODD memory for Desktop Outl Video, 3D Rendering & with Agnus Animation, Multimedia or Desktop Publishing Epson MultiStart II ? KB 363S Now expand your Amiga up to 112 megs of 32-Bit memory if you own the CBM A2G32 Accelerator board. With 4 megs .....s599co Provides for Amiga 500’s & 2000’s to operate under Workbench 1.3 6 2.0! ¦ s ES-30QC The most powerful 3D object utility for the Amiga computer!
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Despite these shortcomings, Voyager should prove satisfying to children, nonastronomers, novices, and serious astronomy buffs for vears to come. 4 J Install it on vour hard drive and go O exploring. Notebook Black belt Systems High school meets high tech. By Dave Johnson “ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY paperwork for the Amiga ’ proclaims the packaging. While vague, it is as apt a description as any of Black Belt Systems' Notebook ($ 39.95). In somewhat more concrete terms, 1 describe Notebook as a free-form idea organizer that allows you to combine text, Iff graphics, and structured drawing doodles in a package that mimics the concept of a lined, three- hole notebook. Notebook opens on a high-resolu- tion, interlaced screen. The right side contains a variety of control icons, while the rest of the screen displays the actual workspace an authentic-look- ing version of the notebook you probably used in high school. Digital Doodling To begin a new notebook, simply click on the icon that adds pages to the " YOUR TURN: At a street price of $ 25, Notebook is great. I like the fact that you can draw and write on a page. Most of my thinking is done by drawing flow charts. Tom Miller Casper, Wyoming Organize your thoughts, IFF files, and structured graphics in Notebook, initially empty document. You can control the appearance of each page and add or delete sheets at any time. Do you need lined, graph-ruled, or blank pages? With or without binder holes or a vertical rule? Grid snap may be enabled even when the paper is not in ‘graph” mode. Notebook accepts text in two ways. You can begin typing anywhere on the page or import ASCII text onto the ? 1-800-824-5499 Call now: VOL. I: $ 19.95 VOL. II: $ 24.95 Act now on this limited offer from TechMedia Video and see the most innovative creations using Sculpt-Animate 4-D. Lightwave Also available from your 3-D, Turbo Silver. Imagine. 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The A3000-25 100 features a 100M hard drive and 5M RAM. The A3000-25 50 has a 50M hard drive and 2M RAM. All Amiga 3000's feature four-voice, two- channel sound, thousands of displayable colors, AmigaVisiori,v (which lets you control graphics and video simultaneously), on-site sendee* and convenient leasing terms. For more information, call 1-800-66- AMIGA. Or see your participating authorized Commodore-Amiga dealer before April 30th. (Terms may vary in Canada. Call 1-800-661-AMIGA.) C: Commodore AMIGA C 1W2 Commodore Business Machines. Ik Commodore and the Commodore logo ire registered trademarks o: Commodore Electronics Ltd Amtp b a rrgzstertd trademark o( Commodore-Amiga. Inc Not vabd vuih my other promotional offers ’Available on systems purchased ir. 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If, perchance, you write something that is particularly important, consider highlighting it. Notebook oilers four marker colors for highlighting text and other objects. To spice up your pages, you can import graphics of any standard Amiga IFF format into your notebook. The program converts the image to a dithered, four-shade grayscale and renders it on the page in a box you draw with the mouse. The conversion and scaling is fair ly snappy, and the filial result usually looks surprisingly good. What use would a notebook be il vou couldn’t draw in it? I A full complement of drawing tools allows you to add rectangles. Circles, lines, freehand shapes, and the like. You can leave them unfilled, or you can fill them with anv of 36 dithered colors. One ol the nicest aspects of Notebook is that all of these components are treated as structured objects. Thus, yon may later move, resize, or change the color of anything you draw, as well as combine it into a group with other objects. In addition, you can move objects in front of or behind others. Tabbing Around Now that you've stored some data in vour notebook, you
* > probably want to be able to find it quickly and easily. Notebook carries the analogy of its paper cousin to the logical extreme: For easy access, you can mark pages by placing paperclips amwhere on them. You can then add or delete these at any time, and you can skip directly to clipped pages at a single click. In addition, you can add labeled and color- coded tabs to page margins. Clicking on a tab takes you instantly to that page. Overall, Black Belt has put as much thought into navigation as into actual page creation. Putting a Notebook on Paper Of course, there may come a time when you want to break a notebook out of its digital confines: that is. Print it. Notebook iets you print notebooks by the page, section, or entire document. Output is scaled up so that each notebook page becomes 8 Vaxl 1 inches, rather than the size of the smaller, on-screen replica. L'nfortunately, output is Notebook’s Achilles heel. Despite the fact that drawing elements are structured objects, they do not render at your printer’s highest resolution. Rather, they look like bigger and jaggier versions of what you see on the screen. Text, too, gets the short end of the resolution stick. On the other hand, Notebook prints aren't quite what you'd pass out at a board meeting; Notebook is a personal idea processor, and the printouts are meant to be personal as well. Regrettably, the output quality probably ensures that they’ll stay that way. What is the bottom line for Notebook? It is an innovative product that just about everyone who owns a computer can lind at least six good uses for. It is the sort of program that causes you to say, “Why hasn’t anyone done this before?” Thanks to its speed, fluid interface, and a plethora of other little conveniences, you'll find yourself using it often. Remember that Notebook always runs on an interlaced screen, so a display enhancer is just about essential. That and the print quality not withstanding, my advice is to buy this one; you can't go wrong. ¦ Agony Call Battle Isle $ 37 Birds ol Prey 537 Black Crypt Call Bo Jackson Baseball S31 Castles $ 37 Celtic Legends Call Drag. Lair 2 (Time Warp) $ 37 Dungeon Master 2 S25 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark$ 37 Elvira 2: Jaws of Cerberus S47 Eye ol the Beholder $ 39 Eye of the Beholder 2 Call Falcon $ 31 Falcon Mission 1 or 2 S19 Fantastic Voyage 531 Fighter Duel (Corsair Vs Zero)$ 31 Gateway Savage Frontier S34 God Fatnor $ 31 Greens - (Microprose Goif)S37 Guy Spy Call Heart of China S37 Kings Quest V S37 Knighls of Ihe Sky S37 Leander $ 31 SHIPPING - WITHIN 2 BUSlNESS DAYS UPS GROUND (continental U3}
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(2) ANIMATED POINTER PACK AQ74 Disk full of cute animated pointers - this one will keep you busy for hours trying them out ANTEP & SLOT CARS A004 Graphic role-playing and car game - great fun with appeal for all your family members ANTI LEMMINGS A156 Power animation - fantastic (2) (2Mb) APIDYA A005 Good demo of great new game - recommended for stunning enjoyment and graphic finery! ARCADIA At 63 A nice version of the ’breakout’ game ART OF MED A202 Disk full of more MED music scores AS1 LABEL EufiDSDrT PRINTERS A077 All the best label programs on one disk ASSASSINS AUDIO MAGIC A203 THE PROFESSIONALS’ CHOICE FOR SUPPLY OF THE WORLD’S FINEST P.D. AND SHAREWARE. CHECK OUT OUR PRICES:- 1-9 disks - $ 5,50 ea. 10-19 disks-$ 4,50ea 19+ disks-$ 3.50 ea
* Special Offer! We will ship 5 top quality 3.5" blanks, pre-formatted for the Amiga, with every 10 titles! Collection of soundtrackers and rippers - great hacking AT THE MOVIES A157 Anim from Schwartz featuring Amy squirrel (1.5Mb) AT1C ATAC A006 British Spectrum game conversion AUTOMATED LIGHT A158 Great battlestar galactica type animation - must get (4) (3Mb) BALLOONACY A170 Good version of the classic ’bomberi game BEATRIX POTTER A152 Beautiful dip art converted from the PC - extremely popular in the UK BIORHYTHMS & STARCHART A078 Check biorhythms and chart the stars! A better program of its type - check it out BLACKBELT At 81 Chop the blocks in this martial arts game BLACKJACK A007 A good version of the dassic card game BLACKJACK TRAINER A192 A good tutor for this ever popular game - improve your odds for the real table play! BOING A193 Get Herbert back home to his village! BUCK ROGERS A008 Great shoot-em-up from the C64 days - an interesting, fun and absorbing proggy, this one! BUSINESS CARD MAKER A079 Make your own with this useful utility, and save time and money at the printers BUSY BEE A154 Cute anim of a freaky bee - looks almost wooden! High in the UK animation charts just now(1Mb) BUZZED A159 Great animation of wasp crashing into things - you'll need the extra memory though, but GREAT! (3) (3Mb) C-LIGHT RAY TRACER A080 Commercial ray tracing package is now PD - a fascinating graphics utility - great results CASSETTE LABELER A188 Great utility for tape collections CASTLE OF DOOM A009 Easy graphic adventure - good for beginners and cunningly addictive for the veteran hacker CHEMESTHET1CS A081 Chemistry program for molecule display - the marvels of mother nature unfolded before you! CHET SOLACE UTILS AQ82 26 utilities on this disk CHINESE CHECKERS A010 Computer version of the boardgame classic - always great for family fun CLIPART A083 8 disks of some of the best clip art around - you will NOT be disappointed with this set (8) COLOSSUS & WORLD Aol 1 Two great adventures from Software Distillery - highly recommended to you adventurers COUNTACH A084 3 disks of various and useful clip art
(3) CROSSFIRE A169 Good kids’ game - keep them occupied for ages. What a great remedy for Nintendo boredom! CROSSWORD COMPILER A012 A quality puzzle creator and editor - if you like crosswords this will give you pleasure! CURSER BASIC COMPILER A085 Speed up those BASIC programs, and free yoursetf from interpreter constraints DARKSTAFF A013 Spectrum-emulated text adventure game DARKSTAR UTILITIES A086 Another disk full of utilities for ail * you won’t want to be without this disk in your collection DART ANIMATION A155 Dart passing through an egg animation - you have to see it to believe it Very over- easy! DATABASE MASTER A178 Good database for extra memory, and has sophisticated features you’d expect to find (1Mb) DATING GAME A160 Schwartz dassic animation (2)
(3. 5Mb) DBW A087 A good ray tracing program complete with some nice pictures - shows the graphics power of Ami! I DEMOUSHER UTILITIES A088 168 useful utilities - something for all! DEMOLITION MISSION A176 Another good version of the dassic bomber game * very playable DESKBENCH A089 Nice alternative workbench, icons etc. This is a really neat program! (3) DESKTOP PUBLISHER A090 From Germany now in English translation - a MUST HAVEf DIRECT ACTION A091 A useful utility for editing animation sequences, loads of features DOPE INTROMAKER A092 Make you own intros with this utility DRAGON’S CAVE A014 Nice dungeon type game with good graphics - you may spend hours! DUNGEON DELVER A179 Roam around mazes, collect keys etc, (2) DYNAMITE DICK A168 Intriguing little game done in AMOS-good DYNAMITE FONTS I A093 Excellent fonts for use in Dpaint etc. Add these to your collection now! DYNAMITE FONTS II A094 Very popular fonts disk - stacks of IFF fonts * a veritable treasure trove tor you artists EDUCATION SET A095 5 disks packed with good educational programs, with something to interest everyone in the family (5) ENSIGNIA MAZE A017 This game allows 4 simultaneous views of maze, and gives a good insight into 3D creations ETERNAL ROME & DOMINOES A016 Two good and stimulating games, get this if you're interested in history! PRE-FORMATTED 3.5" DISKS Despite the current chronic disk shortage, w© haws over 30,000 blanks in our warehouse. Some . , „ a premium on blank disks and ’ customers by charging inflated prices. Not us. We will sell you MUST order a minimum ot 2 PD disks. 10 - 89c 25 - 76c 50 -76c 100 - fee EXILE FONTS A096 More excellent IFF fonts for Dpaint etc FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE A172 Very good genealogy program, keep track of your ancestors and origins (1Mb) FIASHBIER A018 Boulderdash type game with 200+ levels FLEXIBASE DATABASE A097 An excellent, easy to use database system with flexible layout options and features FONTS & RAM MANAGER A098 Lots of fonts plus a software RAM switch - a very useful utility for A500 users FONTS & SURFACES A099 Lots of useful fonts, brushes etc. for Dpaint, plus rich textures and backdrops for you to use FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED A162 Great forms designer program - must have - GREAT for both home and office FRANTIC FREDDIE A019 Classic platform game with good music * we just couldn’t stop playing this frustrator FRUIT MACHINE A196 Good simulation of this gambler’s favorite, you can have the fun without losing the dough! GALACTIC FOOD FIGHT A020 Fight your way through ice cream & fruit! A popular game in Europe at the moment GENESIS DEMO A100 Superb fractal generator - very good GRAPHICS CONVERTERS A149 Convert graphics, format PC disks etc. An absolute essential for transferring art formats GRAPHICS UTILITIES A102 Useful, graphics oriented programs which will assist you in the manipulation of your art GROWTH A021 Really good game in which you aim for the brain! Stimulate your own brain cells with this nifty escapade! HACK A022 Good text adventure in the Infocom tradition HAMLAB A103 Convert VGA PC pictures to Amiga HAM with this utility - opens up a true wealth of precreated artwork HANGMAN A194 Good, fun version with word editor HARD DRIVE UTILS A104 A must have for hard drive owners HOLLYWOOD TRIVIA A023 Loads of questions in this good trivia game - so you think you know your entertainers huh?! HOLY GRAIL A024 One of the best text adventures around HYPER BALL A195 Latest version of woodenball, an excellent game that will keep you burning the midnight oil and some.... ICONMANIA A105 Loads of programs for icon creation with many icons! Great for hackers, or enhancing your system ICONS A106 This disk is just crammed full of varied & useful icons - redesign the way your workbench looks arxj fggjg IFF SAMPLES A204 Great samples from the Kawai K1 digital synthesizer, ready for play on your Amiga - breathtaking! IMPLODER A107 A very good crunching program - very efficient in terms of time and file size. Great for telecomms INTERFERON PRO A108 Create protection bootblocks against viruses - we may see Michelangelo on the Ami soon - prepare! JAMCRACKER A205 4 channel chip music sequencer - handles samples also. Get this one with A204 above JAZZBENCH A109 An alternative workbench preferred by many, another disk that will change the way your Ami looks JETMAN A025 A British classic conversion of Jetpac JR-COMM 1.2 A110 The definitive modem software - must have! This is the one that we use and is VERY powerful KARATE WORM A198 Very nice platform game, jumping over worms etc! Keep the kids (or yourself) amused for hours! KAWAI K1 A210 Editor librarian for MIDI users with K1 KAWAI K4 A211 Editor librarian for MIDI users with K4 KILLER CARS A026 A good car game with filled vector graphics, fun and intriguing to see this clever graphics style KING JAMES BIBLE A111 Old and New Testament and text reader. In ASCII format so you may import to your files (4) LAMER GAME A027 Similar to Operation Wolf, shoot- em-up LANGUAGES DISK A112 Forth, Modula 2, X-Lisp and Logo LARN A028 Another well-respected text adventure jreat shareware wordprocessor FISH ’n’ CHIPS! A142 Easy to use spreadsheet Super Denise Fatter Agnus Super Agnus
2. 04 Upgrade Static Zips FPU Math Co's A500 +512Kb Others - Call! Our price for the Fish collection is just S2.50 per disk - or we can supply your choice of 20 disks on one of the new 'flopticals' for just $ 79.95, We have rare European collections available; please request our catalog which contains full details of all the Ami disks worth collecting! Kv: le and animals, Holidays, flags, flowers e hool, Signs, Titles, Logos, Headings, Teddy oar TH $ 3 DEFINITIVE CATALOG! YES, WE CHARGE FOR IT - WHEN YOU GET IT YOU LL SEE WHY. QUALITY PRINTED CATALOG INCLUDES OUR OWN LISTING. TBAG, AMOS, FAUG, SMAUG, SCOPE, AGATRON. APDC. PANORAMA. AMICUS, SLIP. TCUG. LARSON ANIMS, SCHEME 17. DEJA VU etc.. game LASERZONE A030 Good old C64 classic arcade game LAST HOPE A148 Priceless when you've just erased a valuable file! We define this one as an essential addition! LEAPING LARRY A031 Platform game done in AMOS LEARN & PLAY A029 Great fun for the kids on two disks (2) LETTRIX A032 Good puzzle game with a fun Tetris flavour LORE OF CONQUEST A033 Space trading game, dungeons & dragons style, with an addictive theme - enjoy! M-CAD A113 Computer aided design - good quality (1Mb) MACVIEW, DRAW, ROTATE A114 Three good graphics programs - unusual, but useful for designers, etc.! MARBLE SLIDE A034 Puzzle game in which you build up slides, and frustrate yourself in the process. Fun though MASTER OF THE TOWN A035 Shoot the signposts in this one, and sharpen up your wits and grease your keyboard.... MED 3,2 A200 Latest verson of this superb music sequencer - great! A real must-have tor budding Ami musicians MED MUSIC DISK A201 Some nice MED music on this disk MESSY-SID A115 Easy to use PC-AMIGA Hie transfer urogram, very high in the UK popularity charts, this one VIIDI DISK A206 Lots of useful utilities for MIDI VIIDNIGHT THIEF A067 A great text adventure for hackers MISSILE COMMAND A177 Good version of the ever popular classic arcade, a hit on the UK BBC micro when it appeared MISSION X A070 Shoot-em-up type arcade game with excellent graphics - well, we think you’ll like it anyway MOBED All6 A good bob and sprite editor for programmers MYSTIX HARDWARE MODS A117 Documents disk for hardware modifications * interesting and curious contents NAPOLEONIC WAR SIMULATOR A036 A good strategy game with a requirement for a good, strategical battle plan NCOMM A118 Latest version of this excellent comms program NESTOR CARD GAME A037 A novel treat for card freaks NETHACK A038 A very popular D&D style game (2) NO MAN'S LAND A039 High-tech war games in shoot- em-up style - requires nimble fingers and less of the strategy! NOIStTRACKER A207 Music sequencer with loads of functions - if you're into music on the Ami then try this out NORTH C’ A119 The complete ’C' compiler by Steve Hawtin - another major seller across the pond - excellent value (2) NU GAME A040 Shoot-em-up game with good graphics
- quite difficult and certain to tngger your ludest profanities PAIR IT A167 Match the cards to make a pair - easy card game for the easily amused, or just to pass time! (1Mb) PC EMULATOR A120 Needs MSDOS to run, gives CGA graphics output. An interesting disk for experimentation... PENDLE EUROPA MEGAUTILITIES A121 A superb collection of 200+ utils, hotfoot from the darkest depths of Europe PETER'S QUEST A041 Rescue the maiden in this fun platform game, but don’t give up too easily. Persevere for a good end! PIXIE KINGDOM A180 Anolher dungeon style game of quality and frustrating design - can you beat the enemies? (2) POM POM GUNNER A042 Latest version of this Beachead clone, popular now both here and in Europe - get it and enjoy! PRINTER DRIVER GENERATOR A122 Design your own drivers PROPERTY MARKET AG43 Become a millionaire before you retire at 65! Donald Trump uses it for his decision-making QBASE A123 Good database system, easy to use, with full searching facilities - great for both beginners and old hands QUICKBENCH A124 Another alternative workbench system, very dever! We love evaluating these - as much fun as games R-DRAW A182 Another well laid out drawing package RAINBOW WARRIOR A164 Paint with coppers and save them out! We don't mean British policemen, PROGRAMMERS WANTED! We are UHGEMTLY looking lot highest quality software tor our new Ami commercial publishing company. We pay very and continuing royalty payments, and seek lo publish both in the US and Europe. Please send us (or ask us for a) non-disclosure agreement so that we may evaluate your work conftdentlally.ir.W Li; .'.IL ' ¦ :: '¦> COPE 114 A128 Structured clip art for Ppaoe, Pstream etc. SCOPE 115 A129 More structured and useful dip art SCUM HATERS A048 Shoot-em-up done in SEUCK by Brazzle Atkins - the title does far justice to the plot1 SEALANCE A049 A submarine strategy game - quite sophisticated - good SERENE II A051 Follow up to SERENE SHOOT UP below SERENE SHOOT UP A050 Another quality game for fire button freaks! SEVEN TILES A047 Superb futuresports speedball type game SHAPES A187 Very intriguing, mind- boggling puzzle game SIMON & SPACE MATHS A173 Two good educational programs here - recommended SIMPSONS GAME A052 A vertical scroll game done in SEUCK SNAKE IN THE GRASS A197 Collect mushrooms and toadstools! SOMETHING FOR NOTHING A13Q Full of video utils, fonts etc., although you'll have to pay us the cost of the disk! (2) SOZOBAN C' A131 Another popular 'C' programming environment, great for learning this powerful language UTOR A175 Good la ST-80 BEAST SAMPLES A208 Pan flute sounds from Beast, Beast II. Some of the best Psygnosis sounds rrpfltpH in STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION A053 Strategy game in Hires, needs 1Mb, but well worth the extra memory! STAR TREK THE SHOOT-EM-UP A054 The classic done in SEUCK, and a pleasant change from Trekkie 'simulations’ STORY LAND A071 Two very good kids’ games, great fun SUPER SKODA CHALLENGE A066 Nice new car racing game SUPER WORKBENCH A134 Yet another alternative workbench! Fascinating how programmers spend their time! SUPERKILLERS A133 Kills 190 viruses stone dead TAROTII A150 Read the cards - great version (2) TENNIS A055 An excellent tennis game, needs 1Mb TEXT ENGINE A151 Another good quality word processor TEXTPLUS A135 One of the best word processors, indudes spell check and numerous extra faclities for the experienced THE EVIL DEAD A056 Blast the ghoulies in this crazy ime ‘HE INSIDERS' CLUB A058 Good stock market game - see how far you get! Gives you an insight into the markets... THE JAR A057 Very nice littlejump and ran game THE WOODEN BALL A171 Great shareware game, get programmers will know! RAPHAEL S REVENGE A044 Mutant Turtle game done in SEUCK - give the kids a Turtle treat with this shoot- em-up! RAZOR A125 Graphics rippers, virus killers, disksalv, powerpacker - tor the more experienced Amiga user, this one RETURN TO EARTH A045 Space trading game in classic UK Elite’ vein - another popular game in the UK on the BBC REVERSI + SNAKES & LADDERS A166 Two well- known and popular games for kids of all ages - snakes=chutes in the US RIM DATABASE A126 Comprehensive relational database - powerful, with the ability to cross-reference data files RINGS OF ZON A046 Absorbing adventure and strategy ame - what more can we say about good adventures? OBOCOP A015 A shoot-em-up (language may offend) ROT A127 A simple but very popular 3D drawing ckage E SPANISH TUTOR A175 program ST EMULATOR At32 Run Atari ST software on your Amiga - needs 2 drives - very useful if you have access to ST nmrrcl language learning VISICALC SPREADSHEET ;y based on VC WAR OF THE FOUR A191 A good shareware graphical adventure game - hours of amusement here WASTELANDS A069 Superb new 3D vector game - you MUST gel this one! Absolutely superb! WATERMINES A059 Good Boulderdash style game WET BEAVER GAMES A060 Version of the old Pong game WINDOWSBENCH A143 A Windows3 Workbench2 lookalike, very nice! Spruce up your Ami (2) WIZARD'S DOMAIN A189 Nicely done graphical adventure game WIZZY'S QUEST A062 Great arcade game from Germany WONDERSOFT GAMES A061 Golf, Congi. Missile, Trillon, Windmill etc. Gotta gettit! WORDWRITE WORDPROCESSOR A145 Comprehensive, with spelling checker, and all the fullblown features of some commercials WORKBENCH HACKS A144 Loads of amusing fun with these hacks! This is another definitive mustmave disk - funny stuff YAMAHA DX7 VOICE FILER A209 Librarian program YELP' A063 Nice little painter type game with surprises! ZEUS A064 A very intnquina block puz2le game ZX SPECTRUM EMULATOR A146 For the Sinclair (Timex) with sound! The Spectrum was the UK's most )ular at one time RED SECTOR DEMO MAKER B001 Ever wanted to lave the means to create your own power demos? Try his one! (1Mb) VIEGA CUP ART I B002 This 10 disk set contains pictures for Dpaint, ready to load Pagesetter art, over 30 screens of IFF alphabets. Animals, Anatomy, Buildin Cartoon Music, Bears. Vintage cars, bikes (10) MEGA CLIP ART II B003 This set of 9 disks includes Occasions, Transport, Signs, Electrical, Architecture, Fruit, Vegetables, Kitchen, Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Babies, Anatomy, People, 52 different Alphabets. Arrows, Borders, Stars, Humor, Cars, Sports Trade. Art Deco, Headings (9) FONTS GALORE I B004 Cosmopolitan; Rangers, Peignet, Avant Guard, Aldous, Celtic etc. Beautiful stuff in this set FONTS GALORE II B005 Fancy; Hollywood, Park Avenue, Broadway. Camelot. Courier. HAM..... FONTS GALORE III B006 Publishers: Helvetica, Akashi, Andover, Bookman, Boxie, Times..... FONTS GALORE IV B007 Vanous: Unusual, Videofonts, Large & small fonts, utlities and more..... FONTS GALORE V B008 Ripped: Fonts, logos from demos! Incorporate them into your own works! Some great fonts - get this if you’re into Toasters and video etc J (2) UEDIT A137 Another gr ULTIMATE CARD GAMES A068 Cribbage, Hearts, Bluemoon, Patience and Solitaire should be enough to keep you busy ULTIMATE ICON DISK A13Q Iconmeister, Iconlab, Iconmaster, icons etc. Everything you need for icon creation ULTRAPAINT A139 A nice paint package or IFF pictures VECTOR DESIGNER A140 A comprehensive bul difficult to use program! Persevere and discover structured drawings VIDEO APPLICATIONS A141 Assorted programs for genlock & video applications - must this one! Another favourite with our English cousins just now (1Mb) TILE TRIAL A174 Solve the sliding puzzle within the time limit! TOMCAT A065 Good quality vertical scroll arcade game TREASURE SEARCH A161 Find the buried treasure in this fun game- another good program on our recommended list TV GRAPHICS A136 Superb Dpaint backdrops and have this (2) tLC ORDERING DETAILS: Post your order, or call our toll-free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We accei card, check drawn on US bank payable to EUROSOFT, money order, cash or wire to our account _ indicated. SHIPPING: We ship by UPS ground no later than day after order received, FREE withiri please. Canada please add 55. Special same-day overnight rush orders OK, but please add $ 25 next day, S15 second day air handling surcharge. Rest of the world by fastest air courier add S4Q. We specialise in serving our "alien" friends in other countries! All orders to: EUROSOFT (AW5), 3003 SW 153rd Drive, Suite 211, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA. Dealer pricing availablel ORDERS ONLY: 800-GET-EURO FAX: 503-644-9779 SUPPORT: 503-690-1980 We accept payment bv credit it (call.) 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The International Package - $ 4700 Value Harlequin 2000 32-Bit Frame Buffer from The Amiga Centre Scotland ($ 2100); TVPaint from TecSoft, France ($ 1500); V-Lab digitizer from MacroSystem, Germany ($ 450) Will Vinton's 3-D Animation from Cineplay ($ 499); VistaPro 2.0 ($ 99.95), MakePath (S25) and Terraform ($ 25), from Virtual Reality Labs; Animation Station ($ 49.95) from Progressive Peripherals. $ 1100 Value DCTV from Digital Creations ($ 495); 3-D Pro 2.0 from Progressive Peripherals ($ 399); VistaPro 2.0 ($ 99.95), MakePath (S25) and Terraform ($ 25), from Virtual Reality Labs; Animation Station ($ 49.95) from Progressive Peripherals. Also: Prizes for the next 10 winning animators: Best 25 Public Domain Video Graphics disks from Devware ($ 99); Diskmaster graphics utility from Progressive Peripherals ($ 49.95); Professional 3-D Object Library from AmigaWorld ($ 89.95). 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• 12 month warranty O N L Y $ 4.95* ea. 10-24 Disks $ 5.95 ea. 1-9 Disks $ 3.95* ea. 25+ Disks . . Exclusively serving the Amiga since 1985 ‘Anti-Virus free on all orders of 15 or more disks! Public Domain Library Guarantee We beiieve so strongly in our product that we offer a full lifetime, complete satisfaction guarantee. No questions asked. We have been the official Public Domain Library of all the best Amiga magazines. Find out why these magazines choose us! Each of our disks are jam packed with only the best programs. The first two letters on each disk indicate the orientation of the disk: WB general interest - most programs can be run from the workbench, FD games and entertainment. VO are video related programs utilities and DD advanced requires thorough knowledge of AmigaDOS. Thanks to our extensive arsenal of anti-virus software, ALL of our software is virus free! New Disks V07: SiarTrek Objects - Contains tne USS Reliant. NCC-t70tD = the Enterprise from Star Trek TNG) and a Fe'engi Marauder ship As an added bonus, contains a fully detailed Porsche 911 and Apache Attack Helicopter. V06: Modelling Objects - Contains 20 vector objects in Imagine format. These are perfect for use with V05 or your favorite 3D modelling program, includes Amiga 3000 space station 6 many more' V05: Modelling Vertex allows you to create 3-D objects without using the abstract X Y arid Z views. Loads, saves and converts between Sculot- 3D-AD Turbo Silver. Imagine. LightWave. GEO and Wavetronl formats MagicTween will meiamorphasze any two pictures by automatically animate the "in-between' frames VQ4: Video & Anim Video DD will catalog ail 0( your videotapes Sate is a sharp graphic of a slate lor your productions, CyroUtiis splits, makes and gives mfo about ANIMs RTAP ets you play large ANIMs on small memory machines. V03: Image Utils - let VideoToo sOnTao let you tap into the video power of your Amrga for fades, color and greybars as well as a pletnora of other mde- spensabie video functions. TiHeGen will do professional crawling titles, JPEG converts JPEG ->24-bit IFF with amazing compression IrrageLab performs special effects on IFFs. V02: Stillstore - Used to create the "over the shoulder' graphic inserts aia the 11:00 news. Vol: Graphics Pjcbase will let you view and track ALL of your IFF pictures over all of those floppies' Freopaint is a Deluxe Paint workalike Agraph is a powerful utdity to produce snazzy graphs FD77: Arcade Series Galaga'92 is a Pone of the arcade game o! The same name with several gameplay enhancemen:s-wi:h smooooth. Sharp graphics, it's better than tne origionall Pharaohs Curse is a done of the orgional C64 dassic. Diplomacy is a beautifully computerized version of the Avalon Hill board game-conquer or be conquered! Galaga requires 1meg chip memo- ry Fat Agnus, FD76: Catacomb is a lull graphic adventure game with beautiful graphics and a very slick icon mouse driven interface. FD75: Arcade Series • Descender is a clone of the classic arcade game "Tempest": complete with vectorized graphics Tanx is the classic battle of trajectories and media between two tanks incredibly well done' Search is a maze game unlike any other included is a level editor too |Tanx requires 1 meg chip memory-Fat Agnus) FD74: Arcade Series - RmgWar is an ‘Outer Limits' clone with vectorized graphics MotherLade is a ‘Lode Runner' done with 50 levels' In BiitzTanks. They're coming at you from all directions!! Call in air strikes and use your heavy artillery to survive1 FD73: Arcade Series • Intruder Alert1 is a MULTl-level Berserk" done. Features smootn gameplay. Great graphics & digitized sound t x. FD72: Sword of the Warlock - This is a demo version of a great public domain graphic dungeon adventure game. The adventure spans three diskettes and allows two players to go adventuring. The game has a Bards Tale' feel to it. Three disk set. Counts as 2 Requires 1 meg of RAM and 2 floooy drives or HD FD71ASB: Star Trek: TNG Trivia Challenge ¦ So you think you know The Next Generation, huh Complete with fantastic sampled sounds and cig t zed images, this game even looks and sounds like a genuine Star Trek terminal1 VERY thorough and complete* Counts as 2 disks FD70: SpaceGames - Contains AMIGA ds >finatly' an Asteroids game that takes advantage of the Amiga totally configurable with great sound and grpahics. In Cosmostruction the object of the game is tor each Cosmostrucrion team to acquire tne most points while construction energy ducts between the space station and planetoids. FD59: MindGames - Had enough of shoot-em up games'5 Relax and let these 21 games exercise your mind instead of your wrist. FD68: Potpourri ¦ Eternal Rome is a strategic simulation o! The Roman Empire including military, diplomatic, political, economic and social factors Lord of Hosts is a board stralegy game for 2 players. In Moonshine, you've got to get the hooter across the state line a great rolling, scrolling driving game' Featured Disk QT1: The A64 Package - A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. Supports any CPU and is fully compatable with WB2.0. This version includes a special adaptor that will allow you to connect your 64's 1541 disk drive to your parallel port of your Amiga for total emulation Two disk set. Counts as two. Special price $ 49.95 ¦ including hardware FD67: Arcade - includes Llamatron a well done Robotron clone Hate is a "terrific" commercial grade Zaxton clone with muit pie levels worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling a tO1 FD64: Games Wizzy's Quest ¦ a 'great' 50 level game with great graphics. Cubus - a 3-dimensional Tetris type game (rotate and move in 3 dimensions). Husker Du - Colors and pattern rather than shape in this Tetris-esque game: 5 screens and 3 levels of difficulty. Requires Fat Agnus |i Meg of Chip) FD62: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well done World War l| gunner simulation Requires 1 megabyte ot memory. Wbl 12: Productivity Business - Stock Analysis allows automated downloading o! Stock data with full analysis capabilities Irequires modem) SubStore will allow you to log magazines and articles with full search scan-print capabilities Wbl 11: Cellular Automa Straight from the pages of the January 1990 ssue of Scientific American, this electronic model will allow you to simulate cellular circuits Wbl 10: Electronic Baby Book - Immortalize your children on your Amiga! Tracks everything aoout your newborn first steps, words, tooth, birthdays. X-mas, friends, etc even space ‘or a digitized photo' WB109: VorseWise - Display, search and output The New Testament to text files or your printer, WB108: OctaMED This breakthrough program doubles your Amiga's sound capabilities trom 4 channels to an oar popping 8 channels! AH tne renound editing capabilities o! MED plus L more channels! II you thought your Amiga sounded good before. You aint heard nuthin yet1 WB107A&B: Educational - Drawmap -s a program that generates reoresen- ta'.ions such as hemspher.cai views, and orbital v ews o* the Earth s surface, complete with national bour,caries Screens can be printed or savec to disk as standard IFF files. Full user-configurable online help facility 68020- version included 2 disk set, counts as 11 WB106: Home Manager - This is a great all-in-one address book with an autodialer notepad to-do list.appointment scheduler home inventory database and phone number dialer. WB105A&B: Workbench 2.0 Extras ft2 See the top right of page 2 for more mfo on these priceless utilities to make Workbench 2 0 fly' WB104: GrabBag Q&A Trivia (requires AnvgaVision) is a trivia game for i 2 players add your own questions to customize the difficulty level1 Syslnfo is great tor telling you how fast slow your computer is. What boards are installed, chipsets, etc. AmiGazer will plot stars in the heaven from any position on earth complete with magnitudes and constellat-on identification WB1Q3; Music - Contains 12 'great* Sour.atracker MED music MODules complete with programmabie'shuffie player a bit audio never sourced so not* Two disk set counts as two. DD84; Proteus BBS - This disk contains the lull-blown version of the Proteus BBS software. Totally configurable & ultimately powerful. Requires a hard-drrve. Arexx and at least a meg ol memory. DD83: IBM - Not one, but TWC IBM emulators that will allow the running o* MS-DOS software with Amiga programs!1! Comes complete with programs to turn your Amiga floppy drives into 720K IBM compatable drives ? D82: Unix Contains a working demo of Mm -aUnn workalike Mini* is system call compatable with V7 of Unix. Fun Disks FD5: Tactical Games BuiiRun - a Civil war battle game, Metro you play the role ot a city planner. Build wisely and your system win be a success, but poor planning will lead to disaster ana financial ruin. Very very habit forming FD6: GAMES! - This disk is chock full of games including. Checkers, Ciue. Gold - A new side the pieces puzzle. Jeopard - An enhanced version of Risk, RushHour • Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWar - Best described as a cross between Combnl-Tanks and asteroids, FD7: Pacman This disk contains several pacman type games including: PacManB7, MazMan and Zonix FD9: Morla This has great graohic controls, multiple spells, similar to Lam and Hack. Play time several weeks! FD10: HackLite A dungeon adventure game Conside-ed a must have das sic This is the second release of this game on the Amiga Great graphic interface Play time several weeks1 F011: Las Vegas and Card Games Las Vegas Craps - The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written lor any computer Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty-One,VideoPoker and more FD12A.FD12B: Star Trek, The Game • This is by far me best Star Trek game ever written for any computer, it features mouse control, good graphics. Digitized sound effects and great gameplay. Counts as 2 disks. Req. Ima and two drives (or hd) FD13: Board Games contains multiplayer Monopoly Dominoes. Paranocs. And others. FD14; Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games DM maps, spe'ls. Item location, and hints and more, also on this disk. Hball an arkaro-d breakout type game. Tnx - a On type c ore Fdt7: Educational Games - This disk includes several games for ihi younger members including geography, math, science. And word games, als- includes Wnee' of Fortune. FD2Q; Tactical Games MechForee;3 72), A game that simulates comba between two or more ciant. Robot-l ke machines. Simple worcs can't begin b give you the feel cf piloting a 30 ¦ 40 foot tall, fire breathing, earth shakirti colossus that obeys your every whim. FD26:Arcade Games - Marble slide is a commercial quality game simiia to a Lucas game named PipeDreams. Excellent playability ana entertammerv Mutants a smalf version ot the same arcade game SuperBreakout is . Pong. Arkanoids type game. FD27: Arcade Games This disk is loaded with some great games. Include: Raceorama a great racing car game with ten diHerent courses. M mBiast helicopter gunship type clone. Shark >n tne same class as frcger an. Sbreakout the original breakout with more FD29: Shoot'em up's WWII • you re tne pilot of a WWII pane flying throug enemy territory, you've just Oeen spotted, good luck on you mission, SpKiHer try and penetrate enemy lines with this game, and RetaUator - another grea game. FD31: Games! - Air Traffic Control - a good ATC simulation game, 3'ac Jack Lab - a full featured set of card games, ChessTel - play chess with you friond >n distant and remote places with this game and a modem, la&yrnth •. Well done text adventure game (like an inlocom game), and Mousetrap a 3' maze game FD32: Flight Simulator An instrument flight simulator for a DCU FD33: Arcade Games Ffreddy a mano brothers type of game, Gorb Is a ta get practice game. PipeLine a German interpretation of Pipe Dreams. Tron . !>ght cycles vers on. And wetro ds a wonderful vers on of asteroids with a hilar ious twist FD35: Omega (v 1.3) - A new outstanding dungeon ana outdoors adver.tur game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and mona This version is consider ably faster and cede- that all previous versions. Play time several weeks c months. FD37A&B:Tactical Games - Empire (2.2w) This greaf game comos highl recommended With a full-graphic front end FD38: Games - Cnbbage Master A great cribbaga game and tutor. Spade a well done card came, ChmeseCheckers - A computer version ol this das sic. Puzz - a si de piece puzzle game and construction set FD39A&B: Star Trek. The New Generation This is a. completely differer version of Siar Trek than Thai found on FD12 This one was created by thi German author Too as Now Wifh English instructions Excel lent I’1 Counts a two disks. Reou-res 5i2k FD44: Game - Mechfight is an out of this wo'*d role playing adventure ccrr parable to hack and mona The set! Ng interplanetary co or es and spac- stations in your quest to explore the world, take time cut to liberate bad guy of their most valuable possessions, engage n a mortal combat or two again: robots and alien life forms, pick up a new Amiga 5000. Most of all, don't forge to stay alive... FD49:Chaos Cheats - This disk contains an everything you wanted to knov about cheat set for Chaos Strikes Back, ircludmg full maps, spels. Objec locations, super characters and more. FD50: Submarine Game - Sea'ance. One and a half years m tne making, fhi is an outstanding submarine tactical game. Commercial quality, highly tec ommended FD52: Classics Games - PetersQuest a wen done Mano brotne*s type c game. Jymbc a two player missile command clone, and Vstank a tank com marcer game FD53: Great Arcade ¦ On this disk is a wonderful implementation cf me eve popular classic arcade game Defender. Also contain Air Race a WWII Ilyin1 ace arcade game, and Psycobiast new creation idea game FD56: Arcade Includes SpaceWar. HueyRaid is a well done hehcopte arcade game PowerPong's a great expanded pong game. FD57; Arcade Games - Includes 2 fruly commercial quality game: MegaBaii. An Arkanoid ish game, features 5 musical scores, mull pio level and addicting gameplay. Gravity Attack is a psychadeile tnp through sever: different worlds each distinctly different. FD58: GAMES! - Includes Stemschiag. A great Tetris clone trcm German with music Scomoat. Simulate battle between up to 40 players & monster? Imperium Romanum Battle up to 4 players for control of the Med terranea m this Risk-esque game. FD59: Game Potpourri Xenon III is an almost exact clone ot the commei cial game of the same name...a gteat shootemup. Crossword will take lists c words S automatically generate word-search puzzles for any Epson compa able printer FD60: Games - In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destroy enemy installs tions. Interferon: a great Dr. Mario done. Enigma: is it a gameor a puzzle FD61: Games - Solitaire; great graphics, plays two versions Kl de; an intei esting piece of eye candy Extreme Violence. 2 player kill or bekr led garni YATC. A Tetris done with Artrficai intelligence Genesis, create realistic 3 fractal worlds. Workbench Disks WB4;Telecommumnieatlon This disk contains several excellent pd com munication programs designed to get you cn line quickly and easily. Acces
(1. 42) ¦ A very nice ANSI term program based on Comm vt .34. out with th addition of transfer protocols. Comm (1 34) - Las: version of one of the be: public domain communications programs ever made on the Amig: Handshake (2.12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 i00'i 02 22 WB5; Fonts 1- Several fonts (35) for the Amiga, also included are fiv PageStream fonss.and ShowFoni - a fonl display program WB6: Fonls 2 - ShowFont(4 0) This program allows you to quickly an pamiessiy view all 256 characters in a typical font Large AmigaDos syste' fonts (many uo to 5€pts). WB7: Clip Art • This disk is loaded with b'ack and wh.ie clip art. A includes, trees, watches, tools. US and State maps, and mon- WB9: Icons Truly a multitude ot various types and kinds Also include iconMiester. IconLao. And others great utilities to nelp generate icon: WB50: Virus Killers - The latest and best VirusX 4.0), Kv|2 1). An ZeroVirus III. Wbl 1: Business - C!erk(4.0), finally a full featured business accounting P| program for the small to medium company Includes receivables, payable: end ot month and uch more WB12: Disk Utilities This great disk is oaded with wonderful utilities ft everything including makng disk labels, disk cataloging, dis* optimizing, dis and file recovery archive and organizing and all sorts ol f ie manipulation must nave1 WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator over 70 different drivers, and these don't do it. With PrtDrvGen you can make your own. W815: Business - This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database project time management program and financial analysis (stocks Wbl 6: Business - This d sk contains an inventory manager, a loan anaiys: program, a great calendar scheduler, a rclodex program, and pennywise good "Cash Book" accounting tor home or office. WB18: Word Text Processors Thrs disk contains the oest editor' tndudes.TextPlus (v2 2e) a full featured word processor, Dme(vl ,35) a gre programmers editor with strong macro features,TexED(v2.8) an enhance Emacs type editor, and a spell checker. Please send me the following disks: Enter disk ID (Example: DD17, FD12, WB10)
3. 00 CC , Exp ] Payment enclosed Please charge my: j Visa ] Mastercard Discover Mnmn AHHrA« ritv c>T 7ip Phone ( ) ( I DevWare, 12528 Kirkham Court, Suite 11-AW26, Poway, CA 92064 Orders Only Please! (800) 879-0759 Support (619) 679-2825 Fax (619) 679-2887 VB34: Utilities ¦ Several well done utilities some will require moderate nowiedge ot a Clt or Shell tor setup. Chatter Bo* - this one will play any iser defmed sound after any event lie. Disk insert, mouse click, disk emoval...). . Artm - The Amiga real time monitor, gives you full control ot the vmiga OS very powerful program Helper - help program to make learning he CH easier, and more1 VB35: 3D Graphics • This disk contains several neat preg’ams to use with our 3d modeling raytracirg programs 3dFonis ¦ Full vecto* font set lor use with 3d programs, FontMaker - make 3d fonts from any system font. 1ake3DShapt* - create 3d shapes from any image. DumptoiFF ¦ create 3d immations preserves pallet, and World3d a demo program o! A front end or uSe wth DKBRender VB36: Graphics On this disk are several programs to create stunning iraphical images including Mpath ¦ creates swirling galaxy images. Roses - iroduce an unlimited number o* variations ot images that a symmetrically limilar to a rose. SimGen ¦ display those spectacular images as part of your vorkberck screen, and RaySnade - a very good raytracmg program, create our own beautiful 3d graphic models with mis one1 VB37: Educational Educational games and puzzles that cover math, jeograohy. Spelling, and books Ages 6 - 15 VB38: Plotting and Graphics Piotxy is the most powerful lu I featured dotting package Used by many colleges and universities A welcome add- 'On to our library1 Highly recommended Plans ¦ a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program very full featured Tesselator a program
f. at helps generates lantashc looking, recursive M C Ecsher type pictures VB39: Music - intuitracker is a German offering of an exquisitely well done irogram that allows you to play music on your Amiga with CD like controls. E!S you Strip out music from ydLr favorite games or others and include them i your muse library. VB40: Music * "CD an a disk". SO m.nutes of modern muse on this well p e- ented ccllection. Reauires 2 drives or HD. VB41: Music • MED an incredibly well done, fun featured music editor Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga Similar to SoundTracker but better Very powerful easy to use program Version 3 20. Xhieh is compataoiG with VVB2.04. VB43: Business This disk contains AnalytiCalC - probably the most pow- iriui spreadsheet program on the Amiga A lull featured spreadsheet with nany features expected in a commercial package. Requ res 1 2 MB of mem- iry1 VB46: Clip Art • High Res clip art with tne following motifs ¦ embellishments Dorders. Dodads ....). people, and transportation VB47: Clip Art - HighReS Clip art with (he following motifs - hair, drafting, ummer. Animals and macfood. VB48: Clip Art - HtghRes clip ah with the following mot is Holidays, music, iedical, and misc. V849ABC:Animalion Sampler - On th s three disk sampler set (counts as wo disksi are some of the best animations that have been created over tne ist three years. Several examples of 'Movie' type animations some with pectacular raytraced reality (coolroby, watch spigot and egg) Also several 'uropean style or "Demo' animation w.tn incredible graphics and outstanding 'lectromc music (akriiight. Copersine. Doc. Dps2Q!0. Impact, and logodemo). Hese truly show off the creative edge ot an Amiga* VB50: Animation ¦ Seven ot the best european style animations or Demos', including - scientific 45t. Subway (a U.S. entrant, also our favorite), unnde. Thrstdemo. Tnight. Waves, and woow. VB53: Graphics Raytracmg programs generate absolutely stunning realise looking planes, rockets, buildings.... and surreal images often consisting .f highly polished spheres and objects. C-Light is the mosi powerful EASY- 0 USE ot it s kind we have seen to date. This is easily better, and more lull matured, than similar commercial programs costing in the hundreds ot doing Also, sMovie - a lull featured video text tiller similar to ProVideo, iroadcast Titler Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more. VB54: Printing This disk contains several routines tc help with the chore 1 printing. Includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer lor the PD1 PrmtStudlo a well implemented all-purpose printer-utility wilh a very comfortable graphic iterface and many advanced features. Lila - with ease, prml ASCII files to a 'ostScrip: printer, and many more. VB55: Application - XcopyW • a full featured disk coper, make backups of opy protected disks RoadRoute - find the quickest route from one city to notner. Hignway description included Diary - a diary program like "Dougy toward M.D", Cai - a calendar program. Magman - a database tailored to lamtain records on articles and publications. VB57: Animation - This disk has several ‘Demo’ style animations, icluding. Blitter, Lolly, SunS, vertigo, vortex, arid xennioiph VB59: Business ¦ contains a great, very lull featured stock market techm- al analysis and tracking program, also an appointment calendar, and more VB20: General Interest DiskSalv Vt .*82 a disk recovery program lor all mig.i Me systoms, FixDisk V1.0 another li!e recovery program with teaturos hskSalv doesn't have, 3DLook gives a 30 appearance to your WorkBench, ;it>an VI,01 a program lo de-lragment memory. Tracer • trace any part o! In image VB22: Fonts 3 Several more great fonts These, like the other font asks vork great with Dpaint and WYSIWYG word processors. VB23: Graphics and Plotting • Plot (20b) a three dimensional ma'hemat :al function plotter. Can plot any user defined function. BezSurf2 • produce iwesome pictures of objects one could turn on a lathe Can also map iff mage files onto any surface that it can draw Now compatible with most 3D lackages. And Vscreen • makes a virtual screen anywhere, great lor DTP1 VB25:Educatlonal On this disk are two programs tnat can generate maps it differing types, World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate letailed maps ot any entered user global coordinates. Also Paradox a groat lemonstration o! Albert Einstein General Theory ol Relativity VB26; Disk Utilities 2 MrBackup. KwickBackup ¦ two wo:! Done utilities to io harddisk and floppy disk backups, FileMast - a binary tile editor. .abe!pnn:er - Disk label printer with very powerful features. VB27: Nogel * 25 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women. VB29: Graphics and Sound This disk has several different Mandelbrot ype programs for generating stunning graphics Induces, MandelMountams a realistic terrain generator, Fracgen - generated recursive fractals from iser input. Mandelbrot and Tmandei • two fast mardeibrot generators, also Rostra ¦ the best IFF display program to date, will display ALL IFF's including dynamic HAM, and Sound • a great IFF sound player, will play anything Try his d sk1 VB33:Circult Board Design - several tornfic routines tor the electronic mlhusiast. Including PCBtool - a circuit board design tool. LogicLab • circuit ogic tester, and Mead (1 25) a well done new release ot this PD CAD pro iram. Now comes with predrawn common circuit components tor insertion nto schematics KAO 3'2" Blank Diskettes DSDD 10 for S8.20 (.82 cents ea) 25 for $ 17.25 (.69 cents ea) 50 for $ 31.50 (.63 cents ea) 100 for $ 61.00 (.61 cents ea) WB61: Intermediate Utilities Includes programs to help to drasticaly decrease llicker m interlace and ni-res modes (antillick), an Atan st emula tor. An eprom programmer, turn your amiga mto an eight channel digital data analyzer or ooUoscope. And more WB62: Midi Utilities Several uselul midi utilities including, programs to transfer to and from several music programs to midi, a midi sysex handler, a midi recorder with timebase display midi info, Me sequence player, and a lew scores. WB63: Disk Utilities 3 Several highly recommended p’ograms to ad in removing duplicate files from, your hard drive, performing tile backups. Binary editing, fast formatting, file recovery, disk track recovery, and farced DISK VALIDATION of corrupt d sks. VVB66: Icons 2 Lots of neat icons. Also, several wonderful prog-ams that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icons and into structures WB68: Music Utilities several good utilities for tne Amiga music enthusiast Includes, Noisetrackor ¦ a great music creaiion program Somx2MOD - converts sonix to mod ties which then can be used by noisetracker, soundtrak- er. And MED. Speaker&m - a speaker design tool demo, Wondersound is an add uve harmonic instrument design tool with a separate envelope design window and 16 relative harmonic strength ana phase angle controls. WB69: Music - This disk has over SO mmutes of classical and modern electronic music for you Amiga. WB7Q: Desk Top Pub Atcp ¦ transfer Macintosh screen fonts. Mac or IBM format AFM metric f les, to Amiga screen fonts and Ppage metric files With this program, open The dOOr to the libraries of Adobe and PostScript fonts' Calendar - month templates in PageStream torm. Post - a full featured postscript file display and print utility WB75: Music over 100 instruments tiles f.mst) and sample sound files ( ss) tor your music prog'ams WB76: Applications This disk contains Stichery ¦ a often requested knitting design program. Lotto • a rattier comp ete lottery tracking and prediction utility. SSS • this screen capture program can grab almost any screen including games. Tocay • a personal calendar. Tamt - fortune teller, and Grammar ¦ grammar checker WB79; Home & Business Accounting • includes Ckoacc! • the most complete checkbook accounting program going. LCDCaic - tnis wen done calculator has a very large display arc operates from the keyDoaro O' mouse, Mileage master - monitor your automobile mileage with this mileage log Grammar - a grammar checker, and Woridtime • find out what time it is in up to 50 global cities. WB8l: Great Applications OataEasy a very easy to use. Database pro- gram Don t let tne ease of use fool you. This is a very full featured database P'ogram including fu I printer control for address labels and mail me'ge applications Also includes. TypeTu! A good typ rg tutor. RLC a tull featured label pnnter. Banner, a multi font banner maker, and Budget a home accounting in a prog-am. Highly recommended WB82: Animations • Four full length wel done 'movie' style animations Including Coyote. Juggierll. GhostPoof. And Mechamx 2 disks, counts as t WB83: Computer Art ¦ this disk has some o* the best Amiga generated computer ad mat we have collected in tre past 5 years WB85: Graphics ¦ Contains several programs for manipulating 24 Bit color images (ham-e) and a rather nice Iff Image processing package WB86: AmigaVision Contains the Ceniuron Press. An Am-ga newspaper oy Lou Wallace WBS8ABC: Tho Complete Bible - A three disk set. With the entire text ot the New Testament and Od Testament-Kmg James version Great search print utilities. Three disk set counts as tnree WB90: Rippers, Strippers and Beats For tne Am ga mus e enthusiast, tn.s disk contains many programs designed stnp music from your favorite games and programs. Music can then be p ayed with your favorite Pd Music program Also contains Drums a very nice arum machine This a sk requires some knowiecge ol tie CLI WB93: Workbench Extras «2 This disk contains the utilities that Commodore should nave shipped with the Amiga. VirusX4.o. Snap. FixOsk (recover corrupt de etud files). Disk Optimizer (floppy & hard) Machlll (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accei. Macro, clock utility). GOMF (a guru- bustenand PrintStudo WB95; Checkbook Accountant 2.1 - This is definitely commercial grade we ve seen many checkbook programs and this is absolutely the oesi Full budgeting, transaction recording and report generation WB96: Dupers ¦ Contains Xcopylll & Nib whicn wii backup copy-orotected programs. FreeCooy removes copy protection from several programs, and SuperDuper will crank-out fas; Am gaDOS copies. WB98: Business - Includes 33asell a nice powerful database; Bi’Caic a personal or mortgage loan daldulator with amortization capabilities. Loop a flowchart maker. Formmaker ¦ design professidnal forms on your Eoson LQ 2500 compatible printer. WB99: Lifestyles Includes Agene lamily tree program thai tracks up to 600 people marriages etc. Landscape i$ a CAD program to create gardens landscapes Loom simulates an 8 harness loom; experiment with pattern design in an instant feedback environment, WbtOO: CaligariPRODemo - Can t afford $ 3,000-. To see if the granddaddy ol 3D rendering software is for you-* No built-in save function, requires 5BG2Q* . WB101: Chemesthetics - is a program thai d spiays molecules as a calotte model This kind of display contains a certain esthetic attitude, even extremely poisonous molecules like nicotine and dioxine look quite nice WB1Q2: Telecommunications ¦ Contains the programs Ncomm 2 0 and VT100-29B Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, full VT10Q emulation Ncomm s script language is so powerful it comes with a scr pt file that creates a full-featured BBS system Dev Disks DD45: AREXX Programs - This disk contains several useful are** programs and examples. PopCLI4 - The latest ol a must have utility. R WbiOSA&B: Workbench 2.0 Extras ’""! I'lliis set contain* the programs that should have been included with WB2.0.I I These powerful utilities take lull advantage ot the many new capabilities! | that arc available in Workbench 2.0. 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