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The longer the wait, the more like drivel it all seemed. There was, though, a segment of the public that quickly saw through the thin veneer of vendor promises. These were the people who owned Commodore Amigas. Every time we'd write about IBM and Microsoft’s OS 2 multitasking operating system, or the wonders of the Intel 80386 chip, the Amiga users would get steamed. And when they'd get really steamed, they’d write us letters, which Computerworld was nice enough to print. Mark Cashmann, a DP manager, wrote a memorable one that was published in November 1986, when the industry was in a frenzy over the introduction of the Intel 80386 chip and rumors of a Microsoft large-memory multitasking operating system. Cashmann had had enough. He wanted the world to know that such capabilities already existed. His Amiga had built-in windowing, graphics, and animation, as well as sound and speech synthesis. Plus, it could efficiently access over 8MB of RAM, and had sophisticated software at low prices. Few people listened to Cashmann. In fact, most computer users plodded along on single-tasking, character-mode Pcs hobbled by an absurd and repulsive 640K barrier. The promise of a new operating system that would lift these shackles kept users from tossing their Pcs out die window and buying something truly robust like an Amiga. This new operating system was “just around the corner.” (Sure, and cows can be taught to program in C too.) Most of OS 2’s pieces finally shipped last year, some four years after the introduction of the IBM PC AT, its original target. Of course, running OS 2 on one of those machines is like pulling a tractor trailer with a Yu go. It’s possible, but only a stooge would bother trying it. About a year and a half later, we heard from a programmer analyst named Christopher R. Hertel, who was miffed at one writer’s rather simplistic touting of OS 2. According to the argument, OS 2 was great because it could multitask, access more memory, and had a graphical user interface. Whoopdy- doo. Hertefs Amiga already had all that. 'There was even software for the Amiga, something OS 2 still sorely lacks. Neil W. Plouff fired the best shot earlier this year. Plouff took on Microsoft chairman and youngest self-made billionaire Bill Gates after Gates had the audacity to argue that “true multitasking won’t work in a 1MB system.” The obviously astute Plouff pointed out that Gates' own Amiga Basic multitasks quite nicely in a 512K .Amiga environment. In fact, it can multitask in less. Gates happened to be talking about OS 2, which uses more RAM to load itself than most Amiga users have ever dreamed of owning. Of course, it is easy to pick on IBM. Quasi-monopolists have little incentive to innovate, and can get away with selling embarrassingly limited machines. The harder target is Apple Computer, which has managed to convince large numbers of otherwise bright people that the Macintosh is a state-of-the-art machine. Apple is particularly proud that its most expensive machines can display color. Okay. I guess they have caught up to the Commodore 64. And now they have expansion slots. Gee, there’s an innovation. But the most highly touted feature of all is a graphical user interface. Compared to the Amiga's, however, the Mac interface is still too slow, and lias a total lack of such critical tools as batch files. Now Apple is building a new operating system with all kinds of neat things that will ship next year. But guess what will be missing from this system? True multitasking! But you can’t blame Apple. We all know how difficult ii is to multitask with the Motorola 68000 family. It’s just that someone forgot to tell that to Commodore. So you can see why I am excited to be a part of the Amiga community. What is the future in the IBM PC and Macintosh market is the present and the past for the Amiga.

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U. S.A. $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.50 UK £2.50 An IDGC I Publication The Advantage is the most powerful integrated spreadsheet, database, and business presentation package on the Amiga. It devastates its competition in every category: spreadsheet size, recalculation speed, multi-media functions (with online support for Transcript), Arexx support, macro commands, and output control. The Advantage also offers unprecedented, business graphic capabilities on the Amiga. Select from pre-con figured 16-color chart templates. Save as IFF bitmaps. Professional Draw Clip, or Aegis Draw Plus format. Use them in any Paint, Animation, or Desktop Publishing program for unmatched business communications. The Advantage was also designed with 512K Amiga owners in mind. It isn't necessary to have loads of memory. You deserve a top business program The Advantage is the spreadsheet and presentation program that lives up to its name. SPECIFICATION COMPARISON The Advantage MaxiPlan Maximum size: 65,000 x 65,000 512 x 32,760 of simulaneously open worksheets Unlimited 3 Maximum of graphs Unlimited 8 Maximum colors on charts 16 8 Multiple views Unlimited No Sideways Printing Yes No of functions 90+ 66 Arexx Support Yes No PERFORMANCE COMPARISON The Advantage MaxiPlan Redraw
0. 87
2. 35 Save
2. 23
5. 33 Load
3. 84
6. 69 Recalculation First
2. 44
5. 15 2nd (no changes)
0. 19
4. 30 2nd (w changes)
2. 24
4. 88 Memory used 43216 69832 Toms performed on 1 Mcjjatl vie Amiga. Spreadsheet size 9 rows 44 columns The Advantage has a suggested iist price of US$ 199.95, Desktop Budget is US$ 69.95 and Transcript is USS69.95. See your Amiga dealer or call Gold Disk at: 1-800-387-8192 or 1-416-828-0913. NEW TO GOLD DISK’S HOME OFFICE SERIES The Advantage The Power Spreadsheet you can Count on. Ode 150 on Reader Service card. AmigaWorld, July, 1989 Desktop Budget ‘Bank on it” “...If you want a precise account of your monetary activity, along with options to reconcile your bank statement, keep track of your portfolio, print checks, and manipulate several kinds of reports choose Desktop Budget ’ Desktop Budget has an intuitive icon-based interface and precise report generation. It outsells all other North American Amiga financial programs 2 to 1. Requires 5I2K Amiga, I drive, AMIGATimes, Aug., 1989 Transcript “...this is the best program, and the best value, on the market ’ Transcript is incredibly fast, includes a built-in 90.000 word dictionary, auto index and mail merge, and has direct on-line support for The Advantage and Professional Page. Requires 5I2K Amiga, I drive. You Don't Need a $ 5000 Laser Printer to use Professional Page Introducing Professional Page VI .3 with Compugraphic outline fonts. 01** You can now use Gold Disk's Professional Page and output to ww-PostScript laser printers, and inkjet or inexpensive 9-pin dot matrix printers, with remarkable results - smooth fonts, jaggie-free lines, and brilliant color. Gold Disk has brought AGFA Compugraphic's Intellifont technology to the Amiga. You can now use Gold Disk's Professional Page with high quality fonts and output your pages to any printer at its maximum resolution. And, because Professional Page uses AGFA Compugraphic fonts, you are guaranteed professional quality type every time. AGFA Compugraphic is the world's largest supplier of electronic publishing equipment and with over 1,700 typefaces boasts one of the world’s largest collection of professional quality fonts. With Gold Disk’s proprietary font caching system, you not only get smooth looking fonts on output but also on screen where fonts are created on the fly - at any size. Professional Page users can still enjoy the high level of reliability and the powerful yet easy-to-use capabilities that have made this program a must for serious desktop publishers. Precision typography, unparalleled graphic control and color separation are standard features. To help you create smooth graphics nothing beats ...That Professional Page was voted Best Buy by Computer Buyers Guide over PageMaker and Ventura Publisher - two Mac and IBM heavyweights. ...That several popular magazines are produced entirely with Professional Page using its sophisticated typographic and image handling controls and superb color separation features. ...That 8.6 out of every 10 Amiga desktop publishers use Professional Page and other Gold Disk products. Plus, PageSetter owners upgrade at a major discount. Call us! Did You Know Professional Draw, The smoothness and precision of the images you create are limited only by the printer’s resolution. There’s a powerful assortment of geometric and freehand drawing tools. Unlimited color. Enter type (fonts are included) and then stretch, twist, re-draw, or color. Print or color separate your work on numerous printers, or bring these graphics into Professional Page, Plus, to help you take advantage of Professional Page's design capabilities, Gold Disk offers a package of easy-to-use templates. Designed by a top art director, these layouts have built-in type specs - just flow the copy and print. There's a disk of structured clipart for use in Professional Page or Professional Draw. This collection of common symbols, maps, and other images are great for use in color or black and white. Call us now at 1-800-387-8192. If you take desktop publishing seriously, we’re the ones to work with, OUTPUT AT FULL RESOLUTION TO PREFERENCES DEVICES INCLUDING THESE POPULAR PRINTERS
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• Okimatc 20 • Xerox 4020 • Epson X Any graphics-capable Preferences printer ProfessiowiI Page VI3 has a suggested list price of US$ 395. Requires: Single drive I MB Amiga. Extra memory & drives recommended. Circle 177 on Reader Service card VwiflPfOflS RELEASE DATE 28-8-89 APPROX. RELEASE DATE 14-8-89 APPROX. SPEED BUGGY IKARI WARRIORS EXPLOSIVE WAR ACTION 1 OR 2 PLAYER OPTION OFFICIAL No.1 COIN-OP CONVERSION REALISTIC 3D RACING TRACK CHOICE OF 5 EXCEPTIONAL COURSES CLASSIC COIN-OP CONVERSION HOW DO YOU GET THESE WORLD BE A TING COIN-OPS IHTO THIS WORLD BE A TIHG HOME COMPUTER? Itt Kwniliu J"- WWU53 WE’RE NOT TELLING... BUT WE DID IT! © 1989 EUTE SYSTEMS LTD. ORIGINAL GAME DEVELOPED BY TATSUMI. LICENSED FROM DATA EAST, USA, INC. TM AMIGA IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COMMODORE COMPUTER CORPORATION GAME EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED BY KEYPUNCH USA SOFTWARE 1221 PIONEER BUILDING, SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, 55101, U.S.A. TEL: 612 292 1490 FAX: 612 292 8346 Circle 232 on Reader Servce card. VOLUME 5, NUMBER 10 OCTOBER 1989 CONTENTS FEATIRES PROJECT “PRO” By Dorothy Rankin. . . 22 Our hands-on desktop-publishing tutorial offers a crash course in the basics of type- and-graphics design, and a step-by-step guide to using Professional Page to produce newletters, brochures, and more- plus a sidebar on some fancier Pro Page options, such as color separations, “About-Face” in Amiga Fonts? By Jeff Evans ...34 With increasing support in the Amiga marketplace for PostScript and structured fonts, Amiga desktop publishers are finally receiving the ammunition to produce professional-qualitv output for desktop-generated publications although a lot more firepower is still needed to match the arsenals of the PC and Macintosh. ARTICLES Sizzling Sounds By Dean Friedman . 48 We'll help you put top-notch sound into your applications with this in-depth comparison of audio-digitizing hardware and software for the Amiga. COLUMNS First Impressions .....6 New editor Doug Barney jumps aboard the Amiga bandwagon. Accent on Graphics By joei Hagen ... 60 Your printer can be a lot more than just a production tool, if you learn the techniques of making it part of the artistic process itself. INFO.PHILE By Mark I. Van Name and BUI Catchings ...66 Our AmigaDOS experts show you several nifty ways to strategically deploy your system’s main memory to make your Amiga work faster and more efficiently. DEPARTMENTS Repartee .....8 Step up and take a shot it’s only two bits a pop. Notepad .... 10 The AIT crew is just back from the Windy City with the scoop on Ami Expo, Hors d’oeuvres . 100 Helpful hints and timely tips. Whats New? ... 102 Things are just heating up this time of year with new Amiga software, hardware, and otherware. Help Key .. 108 Like Mr, Goodwrench and the Maytag repairman, Lou is always there when you've goi equipment problems. REVIEWS A-MAX (ReadySoft) .. 12 Run Macintosh software on your Amiga. Dual Serial Board (ASDG) 13 A plug-in card that adds two extra serial ports to the A2000. Where in the World Is Carmen SANDI EGO ? (Broderbund) ....16 The immensely popular geography-edu- cation game comes to the Amiga. SUPRAMODEM 2400ZI (Supra) 86 An innovative internal modem for A2000-series machines. PROJECTMASTER (Broum-Wagh) 87 A six-module project-management package for serious business. Transcript (Gold Disk) ....88 A no-nonsense, no-frills word processor with a reasonable price tag. Elan Performer (Elan Design) 90 A versatile slide-show program that handles many different graphics and animation formats, GEN ONE (CSD ...92 A genlocking encoder for S-VHS equipment. GAMES The Game Preserve By b.g. Hunter .74 This month B.G. is feeling decidedly militaristic, as he sets out to subjugate new worlds even entire galaxies in his tour de force of Amiga games of conquest. Game reviews follow his column: GUNSHIP (MicroProse) ......78 Command a U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter and defend the interests of your country all over the globe. Blood Money (Psygnosis) ..78 This fast-paced follow-up to "Menace" keeps you merrily blasting away on a dangerous alien safari. PRISON (Actionware) .80 Escape from Alt rax and clear your name in an action-packed arcade adventure. Fast Break iAccolade) .....82 The Shimmers vs. The Jammers in three- on-one video basketball. $ 25,000 Mystery Sweeps Finale! It’s time to find out “whodunit?” and “whowunit?" In The 1989 Amiga World Mystery Sweepstakes. See page 62 for the Solution to the mystery and for the names of the Grand Prize Winner and other Finalist Winners! GET THE CREATIVE EDGE WITH INVISION PLUS' THE VIDEO EFFECTS and VIDEO ANIMATION oyompM INVISION PLUS ™ gives you the creative edge O X 0 X XjI 1 that sets your work apart from others. 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L. AURA LIVINGSTON, Marketing Coordinator MARGOT L. Swanson, Advertising Assistant SUSAN MaIZEL, Customer Service Representative r f P Roger J. Murphy, President STEPHEN D. TwOMBLY, Executive Vice President Publishing Director Dennis S. Christensen, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations LlNDA PALMISANO, Typesetting Manager Debra A. Davies, Typographer SUSAN Gross, Corporate Production Manager LYNN LAGASSE, Manufacturing Manager LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director JOHN T. Childs, Single Copy Sales Manager 800-343-0728 Debbie Walsh, Newsstand Promotion Manager PAUL RUESS, Circulation Director 800-365-1364 Pam Wilder, Assistant Circulation Manager WILLIAM M, Boyer, Director of Credit Sales Collections AmigalVnrld (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc. AmigaWbrtd is published monthly by IDG Communications fcierborough, Inc., 80 Elm Si.. Peterborough, XH 03458. U.S. subscription rate is 529.97, one year; $ 46.00, two years; $ 64.00, three years. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. funds), one year only. Mexico 538.97, Foreign Surface $ 49.97, Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (prepayment is required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). .All rates are one-year only. Second class postage paid at Itierborough, NH, and ai additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-924-947 1. Entire contents copyright 1989 by JDG Communications Peterborough, Inc. No part of this publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes tn Amiga World, Subscription Services. PO Box 58804. Boulder, CO 80322-8804. Nationally distributed by International Circulation. Distributors. AmigaWmitt makes even* effort to assure the accuracy of articles, listings and circuits published in the magazine. AmigaWorld assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. Circle 210 on Reader Service card. Multi-Function Board gives you more for less! Compare: EFFICIENCY SCSI controller and 2MB FAST RAM expansion on a single board saves a valuable A2000 slot. PRICE Fully populated with 2MB of RAM, it costs less than other 2MB RAM Expansion ONLY boards. Look at the SCSI controller as a free bonus! Or buy it without RAM at the price of a SCSI controller, and populate RAM later! Save even more when bundled with a GVP drive. Hard Disk Drives 20, 30,40, 43, 45, 80,100MB Removable Hard Drive 44MB Removable Storage Hard-Disk-on-a-Card Saves a Peripheral Bay High Hard Disk Drive SCSI Controller SCSI + 2 Multi-Function Board. Technical Highlights:
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• Optional Removable media support EPROMs with auto "diskchange" feature for Syquest and Bernoulli drives. For more information, or for your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. FAX (215) 889-9416 • (215) 889-9411 • BBS (215) 889-4994 Consumers Circle 62 on Reader Service Card Dealers Circle 145 on Reader Service Card First Impressions Still superior after all these years. AS A WRITER covering the PC market for Computerworld, I spent a lot of time over the last few years listening to IBM and Apple types describe the future of personal computing. It sounded pretty good. Sometime down the line, Pcs would be able to do more than one thing at a time. Programs would be driven by graphics, blending beauty, sophistication, and ease of use. Memory would be freed up so that applications and data could grow to their full potential. .All customers had to do was wait for new hardware, operating systems, and of course, rewritten applications. Once these things arrived, customers were expected to pay the umpteen thousands to put such a system together, and thank the vendors for all their efforts. This talk had been going on for a long, long time, with little being delivered. The longer the wait, the more like drivel it all seemed. There was, though, a segment of the public that quickly saw through the thin veneer of vendor promises. These were the people who owned Commodore Amigas. Every time we'd write about IBM and Microsoft’s OS 2 multitasking operating system, or the wonders of the Intel 80386 chip, the Amiga users would get steamed. And when they'd get really steamed, they’d write us letters, which Computerworld was nice enough to print. Mark Cashmann, a DP manager, wrote a memorable one that was published in November 1986, when the industry was in a frenzy over the introduction of the Intel 80386 chip and rumors of a Microsoft large-memory multitasking operating system. Cashmann had had enough. He wanted the world to know that such capabilities already existed. His Amiga had built-in windowing, graphics, and animation, as well as sound and speech synthesis. Plus, it could efficiently access over 8MB of RAM, and had sophisticated software at low prices. Few people listened to Cashmann. In fact, most computer users plodded along on single-tasking, character-mode Pcs hobbled by an absurd and repulsive 640K barrier. The promise of a new operating system that would lift these shackles kept users from tossing their Pcs out die window and buying something truly robust like an Amiga. This new operating system was “just around the corner.” (Sure, and cows can be taught to program in C too.) Most of OS 2’s pieces finally shipped last year, some four years after the introduction of the IBM PC AT, its original target. Of course, running OS 2 on one of those machines is like pulling a tractor trailer with a Yu go. It’s possible, but only a stooge would bother trying it. About a year and a half later, we heard from a programmer analyst named Christopher R. Hertel, who was miffed at one writer’s rather simplistic touting of OS 2. According to the argument, OS 2 was great because it could multitask, access more memory, and had a graphical user interface. Whoopdy- doo. Hertefs Amiga already had all that. 'There was even software for the Amiga, something OS 2 still sorely lacks. Neil W. Plouff fired the best shot earlier this year. Plouff took on Microsoft chairman and youngest self-made billionaire Bill Gates after Gates had the audacity to argue that “true multitasking won’t work in a 1MB system.” The obviously astute Plouff pointed out that Gates' own Amiga Basic multitasks quite nicely in a 512K .Amiga environment. In fact, it can multitask in less. Gates happened to be talking about OS 2, which uses more RAM to load itself than most Amiga users have ever dreamed of owning. Of course, it is easy to pick on IBM. Quasi-monopolists have little incentive to innovate, and can get away with selling embarrassingly limited machines. The harder target is Apple Computer, which has managed to convince large numbers of otherwise bright people that the Macintosh is a state-of-the-art machine. Apple is particularly proud that its most expensive machines can display color. Okay. I guess they have caught up to the Commodore 64. And now they have expansion slots. Gee, there’s an innovation. But the most highly touted feature of all is a graphical user interface. Compared to the Amiga's, however, the Mac interface is still too slow, and lias a total lack of such critical tools as batch files. Now Apple is building a new operating system with all kinds of neat things that will ship next year. But guess what will be missing from this system? True multitasking! But you can’t blame Apple. We all know how difficult ii is to multitask with the Motorola 68000 family. It’s just that someone forgot to tell that to Commodore. So you can see why I am excited to be a part of the Amiga community. What is the future in the IBM PC and Macintosh market is the present and the past for the Amiga. We should follow the lead of people like Mark Cashmann, Chris Hertel, and Neil Plouff. Amiga users, developers, and especially Commodore cannot let the hypesters go unchallenged. The beauty and strength of the Amiga should be demonstrated in every way possible to those who believe in a strictly IBM Apple PC universe. Or, we can keep it to ourselves, and laugh quietly as others pay the big bucks for kludgey graphical, multitasking systems from the so-called market leaders. ¦ Doug Barney A30G1, 25Mhz 68030 68882 Upgrade Kit Technical Highlights:
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2000. Jim Davis J iif C Computer Sendees Honolulu, HI Users Unite! IN MR. KNIGHTS letter [“The Video Race,” Repartee, July ’89, p. 8], he says that Mac developers work in tandem to create a cohesive software environment, while the Amiga developers are loosely united. Why don’t Amiga users form a worldwide alliance to enforce standards, such as file formats and compatibility? If a product meets all the standards, we could then give it a seal of approval symbolizing that it meets standards set by other Amiga users. We could send out ballots to see what kinds of new products users want to see from the developers, and we could then request the developers to produce them. I am serious about this. What do you guys think? Sean Shelby A worldwide alliance of Amiga users would be wonderful, but, to have any clout, it would truly have to represent the vast majority of users, and developers would have to be involved. Commodore recently took the first step toward uniting the Amiga community by announcing plans to form a developers’ advisory board, coordinate user interfaces and documentation standards, and participate more actively in key third-party projects. Editors Joy of Computing I WAS SURPRISED by the line of argument put forth by Mr. Grove [“Saturday Night Amiga,” Repartee, June ’89, p. 8]. The whole joy of computing, particularly with the Amiga, is to be able to share that enjoyment with as many people as possible, and looking down on users who are initially attracted to entertainment on the Amiga is just snobbery and elitism. J I would be only too happy to see the Amiga go the same way as the C-64 and the Atari ST, at least in terms of user base, because only then can the future of this great little machine he assured. Peter Wesson Orpington, Kent, England In Business In “Quiet but Promising” [Notepad, July ’89, p. 10], Mark Van Name gives the impression that Commodore had built a flawed Novell interface, and, moreover, seemed uninterested in developing it. While your report may be true, it left me with the impression that Commodore builds inferior equipment and is out of touch with user’s needs. Amiga users themselves often nurture the perception that Commodore is an unprofessional company and that tlie Amiga is outside the mainstream of business computing. This is untrue from my experience. Our company, radio station WCMS, has a Novell network. Prior to getting approval for purchasing an Amiga 2000 for the station, 1 had to demonstrate that it was Novell compatible. With help from our local dealer, who loaned me a Bridgeboard, I took a Sun Microsystems Arcnet card from one of our IBM compatibles, inserted it into the .Amiga’s IBM side, included anet3.com in the autoexec.bat file, and proceeded to log in to the network, accessing perfectly all programs. We have a Wvse-286 file- server hooked to three IBMs, nine IBM compatibles, and one Amiga 2000. Wouldn’t you know, when we give visitors a tour of our facility, the place where they stop and look with wonder is where the Amiga is kept! Mike Budahn WCMS Research Director Virginia Beach, VA Send your letters to: Repartee, Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ When QIX fever strikes, there is no cure! Like the mind- blowing arcade original, QIX is a computer virus that lives deep inside your computer, attacking without warning. Construct a trap in any one of the billions of configurations possible to immobilize QIX. But watch out for SPARX™ and SPRITZ™ and other deadly energy forms! In this electrical world of high-tech infections, mental dexterity and superior strategy are basic to survival. The practice mode turns beginners into addicts. No one is immune! Get your QIX before QIX gets you! TihlTO If you cannot find this product at your local retailer, Visa Mastercard holders can order direct anywhere in the United States by calling toll free 1-800-663-8067. Taitof-QIX® SPARX™ and SPRITZ™ arc trademarks of Taito America Corporation. Copyright ©1989. All rights reserved Atari, Commodore, and Amiga are registered trademarks respectively of Atari Corporation, Commodore Electronics, Inc., and Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Circle 56 on Reader Service card » NOTEPAD Compiled by Linda Barrett Power Players SHARING THE HYATT Regency with a state governors' convention last July, Ami-Expo had some high-powered competition tor the attention of Chicago residents. The combined megahertz exhibited on the show floor, however, more than held its own against the political puli. A large contributor to the power surge was Digital Animation Productions' Video Graphics Transputer. This high-speed A2000-compatible 32-bit parallel architecture computer tower provides a palette of 16.7 million colors and serves as a relatively inexpensive alternative to equally powerful Sun and Cray workstations. Ranging in price from S1950 for a one- megabyte single Inmos T800 model to $ 13,050 for a quadruple transputer with 16MB of RAM, the device should appeal to CAD, graphic, television, and animation studios, plus colleges and universities that need low-cost parallel-processing computers. Reaching out to other computer systems was In vogue, as Macintosh- compatible products were evident all over the floor. Readysoft showcased A-Max, a Macintosh emulator. M.A.S.T. advertised Amig-a-Tosh and Amig-a- Tosh Plus, Macintosh-compatible disk drives and hardware. Central Coast Software demonstrated Mac-2-D0S, which offers a custom hardware interface, an optional Macintosh-compatible 31 j-inch floppy drive, and file- selectable software. The software market welcomed several new versions of old friends. Gold Disk debuted Professional Page V1.3, with its Compugraphic outline font technology. ASDG announced version
2. 0 of the CygnusEd Professional text processor. WordPerfect Corp. spotlighted WordPerfect 4.1 and Its improved file requester. Mindware International caught everyone’s attention with TASS (Thut Application Support System), an Arexx-compatlble utility that simplifies the creation of Arexx-based applications. Hardware developers have been busy, as well. C Ltd debuted Han-D- Scan, a hand-held 400-dot-per-inch scanner, while Great Valley Products offered a 150MB Streaming Tape Backup system. The gamers were not forgotten: Mindscape ran a demo of Fiendish Freddy, a circus clown adventure game, while ReadySoft showed the new Don Bluth game Space Ace. Although the governors just went home after their convention, the next whistle stop on the Ami-Expo goodwill tour Is Santa Clara, California in October. TJV Can’t Beat the Motion GIVEN THE CHOICE of three state-of-the-art computer labs, students attending the California State University Summer Arts Center Program’s Computer Studio for Artists and Designers overwhelmingly chose the Amiga-equipped lab for their projects. A dozen Mac lIs and a handful of Targa-equipped IBM Pcs were no match against the Amiga's secret weapon.. .animation. Three studios, one each for Macs, Amigas, and video production, sprouted among the Redwood forests oi Humboldt State University in Areata, California. Ore than 40 students put six Amiga 2000s, ten A500s, three digitizers, and a complete video production editing system to the test for four weeks. A Fairlight effects box, MIDI-controlled audio equipment, page compostidon and printing systems, plus nearly every major piece of graphics software completed the arsenal. Graphics wiz Joel Hagen, animators Steve Segal and Gene Brawn, and video artists Jody Gillerman and Rob Terry guided the amazingly-talented students through their introduction to the Amiga wonderland. One-on-one instruction included a week of orientation to the computer systems and paint programs, a week of color graphics and animation basics, and two weeks of advanced study. According to Course Director Steve Wilson, the studio is more than a mass of hardware. He considers the program more of a conceptual art piece intended to draw the student into the creative process. Working at their own pace, the students were presented with ideas, tools, and concepts rather than traditional assignments and deadlines. The strategy succeeded, with the instructors often learning and discovering as much as their charges. Student-produced works ran the gamut from posters and color prints to several professional- quality animations. One unique production was built around an Amiga and Very Vivid’s Mandala program controlling a fully- interactive sound-and-light show. A video of Amiga-generated and
- manipulated graphics rounded out the display. Funded in part by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, the program is open to everyone interested in computer arts, and the courses will count for academic credit. The fee for the 1989 session was S1000, including room and hoard. For information on the 1990 program, contact: CSU Summer Arts, The California State University, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802, 213 590-5768. Gene Brawn Not Military. Not Mercenary. And You're Definitely No Tourist... Soviet Commander: "Who are You?" Rambo: "I'm your worst NIGHTMARE." Remember that Line? Now YOU can deliver it to the enemy in person. Thirty miles over the Afghanistan border, Soviet forces are torturing your friend and mentor, Colonel Trautman. You’re the only man alive with enough guts, brawn, and resourcefulness to single- handedly rescue the man who taught you how to fight. Every Soviet commando, tank, and attack chopper in the sector is on your tail. It’s the ultimate contest for the ultimate fighter. , ] v , t •'• •,1 'v - ¦ ; j • " ‘ ----- - • ” ‘ ; at *j mf: - ¦' ' M 4 P V;.:C t * :.*** I
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A-Max employs both hardware and software to emulate a Macintosh. The cartridge that plugs into the Amiga’s disk-drive port provides a pass-through connector for an external Amiga drive and another port to accommodate an Apple-compatible disk drive. The cartridge also contains sockets for a set of Macintosh ROM chips, which you must buy separately and install. Central to the operation of A-Max, the ROMs contain information about the Macintosh and how it works. A-Max accepts either 64K ROMs (about S50), or the 128K ROMs (approximately SI50). Found in the Macintosh Plus. Because they are newer, the 128K ROMs offer greater software compatibility and are easier to come by. You can buy the chips from dealers that sell Macintosh spare parts (the A-Max package includes a list); some Amiga dealers that self A-Max also carry the ROMs. To install the ROMs, simply remove the screws from the cartridge. Lift off the cover, and carefully plug the chips into any of the sockets. Then replace the cover and screws, and plug the cartridge into the Amiga. The A-Max documentation is complete a couple of readings sufficed to install and configure the unit but it is somewhat confusing, partly because it contains no illustrations. Making Your Choices Booting the A-Max software prepares your Amiga for Mac emulation. Of necessity, A-Max takes over your computer and does not multitask with other Amiga programs. The software gives you a number of configuration options, including several display formats. You can choose the standard Mac screen size of 512x342 (which A-Max presents in interlaced mode), 640x400 (also interlaced), or 640x200 (wherein A-Max displays one half of a 640x 400 page; you can opt to scroll the display quickly or slowly as you move the mouse up and down, or skip from the top half to the bottom half). Of these options, I found the 640x400 interlaced easiest to work with. If you have a Commodore A2024 or Viking I (Moniterm) monitor, you can take advantage of the 1008 x 800 mode, A-Max defaults to its own set of colors, but you can use the first two Workbench colors set in Preferences if you prefer. You can opt to print through either the parallel or serial port. Finally, and most importantly, A-Max offers a number of ways to configure your memory to enhance compatibility with various Macintosh programs. Any memory you choose not to use is set up as a recoverable RAM disk. Once you have confirmed your selec- tions, A-Max’s Welcome to Macintosh screen appears, and your Amiga is ready to run Macintosh software. You cannot just put a Mac disk into your Amiga drive and expect it to work, though. Because the Macintosh uses variable-speed disk drives. Amiga drives cannot read Mac-format disks fully. A-Max gets around this by providing software that lets you format a disk using your Macintosh with space for 272K of Macintosh data that Amiga drives can read. Thus, you can copy data from your Macintosh program disks (most Mac software is not copy protected) and ferry information to A-Max in 272K chunks. The best way to run Macintosh software on A- Max, however, is to use an Apple-compatible drive (which costs about $ 150- $ 200). Besides using a modem, the only way to shuffle A-Max data to a Macintosh is to use an Apple-compatible drive; A-Max has no provision for back transfers. A-Max treats Amiga disk drives as 800K Mac drives, but disks formatted by A-Max can be read only by the emulator; neither a Macintosh nor an Amiga in normal operating mode can read these disks. Unfortunately, A-Max cannot ac- cess Amiga hard drives, so you’re limited to floppies. This is a substantial limitation, as some of the more recent Mac programs (such as PageMaker 3.0) require a hard disk. Outside of this restriction, compatibility with Macintosh software is excellent. A-Max requires Apple's system software (System and Finder) to run, and can use the latest versions. (Many Mac software packages include these programs; you can also buv them for about $ 50 from Apple dealers.) I successfully ran a number of popular Macintosh programs on A-Max, including Microsoft Word 4.0, Excel 1.5, Smartcom II, DeskPaint, HyperCard, and PageMaker 2.0. A-Max will not run all Macintosh software, however. Many games, MIDI packages, and other programs (such as scanner software) are designed to bypass the ROMs entirely and instead address die Macintosh hardware directly. These will not work with A-Max, Macintosh software that requires a Mac II will not work either, because A-Max does not support the 256K Mac II ROMs. A-Max’s performance in terms of disk access time and recalculation speed is comparable to a Macintosh Plus screen refreshing is even faster. The A-Max display is not as crisp as the Mac’s, but that is not the fault of the package; color monitors offer less resolution than do black-and-white screens. For long-term use, you will want a solution to the flicker problem. According to ReadySoft, A-Max can use the Enhanced Chip Set (soon to be released from Commodore) to produce a 640x400 flicker-free display on a multi-scan monitor. A-Max also supports the flickerFixer (MicroWay). What s the Difference? Using the serial port, you can emulate an I mage Writer with an Epson-compatible printer; 1 found the print quality with an Epson 9-pin indistinguishable from that produced by an ImagcWriter I, Unfortunately, A-Max cannot print to a LaserWriter (which supports PostScript) directly because it does not support AppleTalk. It is possible to get around this by creating a PostScript text file and dumping it to the LaserWriter through the parallel port, though this is an awkward process. A-Max’s file-transfer utility provides straightforward transfer with no conversion between file formats. A true transfer module for formatted text, IFF images, and so on would make A-Max a better bridge between the Macintosh and Amiga worlds. I would also like to see support for AppleTalk to provide network and LaserWriter compatibility. A- Max’s greatest limitation, however, is its lack of hard-disk support. To address this, ReadySoft is promising an upgrade by year’s end to allow hard-drive access. Such support would make A-Max even better than the Mac Plus; for many uses, an A-Max-equipped Amiga would then rival the Mac SE or the Mac II. Recently, Apple has threatened to curtail the supply of Macintosh ROMs to prevent the success of Macintosh clones. It’s worth noting, however, that similar Macintosh emulators appeared for the Atari ST a year or two ago, and Apple did not crack down on ROMs then. If you need file compatibility with your office or your clients, or need to use a piece of Macintosh software that does not yet have an equivalent on the Amiga, A-Max can save you a lot of money. T he street price for an Amiga 500 with monitor, two disk drives, and one meg of RAM plus A-Max with ROMs and an Apple-compatible drive is about equal to that of a Macintosh Plus (including monitor and one meg of RAM) with two drives. For the Amiga owner who knows its limits, A-Max is a great deal. A-Max ReadySoft Inc. 30 Wertlieim Court Unit 2 Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada L4B IB9 416 731-4175 SI 99.95 Macintosh 64 K or 128K ROMs at id system software required. Dual Serial Board Outputting with a forked port. By Sheldon Leemon ALTHOUGH THE AMIGA’S multitasking operating system software is capable of sending and receiving information through several ports at once, its single serial port limits the computer to one serial operation at a time. This can be a fairly severe limitation, given the number of serial devices that the Amiga can ? Use printers, plotters, audio digitizers, optical scanners, touch tablets, assorted MIDI interfaces, film and video recorders, video-disk players, and more. The second drawback to the standard Amiga serial port is its lack of speed. Running at speeds as low' as 9600 bits per second (bps), reliable transfers are difficult to obtain, particularly when using a 16-color hi-res screen that eats up much of the system’s processing power. This limits the usefulness of high-speed serial devices on the Amiga and makes it difficult to program software for MIDI devices that transfer data at 31,250 bps. The ASDG Dual Serial Board (DSB) addresses these problems by providing two additional serial ports on a plug-in card for the A2000. Because of size limitations, nine-pin D-shell connectors are provided on the mounting bracket, instead of the standard 25-pin type. The nine-pin connectors use the same serial cable as the IBM PC AT. The DSB’s serial ports can be programmed to any of the original port’s speeds, including the oddball MIDI speed not supported by most serial interface chips. Unlike the standard port, however, the latest (8 Mhz) version of the DSB can reliably transfer data at speeds of up to 115,200 bps on one port, or 57,600 bps on twro ports at once. The earlier 6 Mhz version of the DSB ran reliably at up to 76,800 bps on a single port. (The Icheck program that comes on Workbench 1.2 can tell you which version of the board you have; ASDG updates 6 Mhz boards for $ 30.) Behind Every Good Board .. No matter how' good the hardware is, however, it is of little use without the appropriate software. The DSB’s software is extremely polished. The Exec-level device driver, siosbx.device, corresponds to the Amiga serial.device, but can support unit numbers higher than 0 (0 and 1 if you have one board installed, higher numbers if you have more boards). Terminal programs that provide support for devices other than serial.device such as Online! Platinum (Micro-Systems Software), A-Talk III (Oxxi), and the forthcoming version of Access (a shareware program) can use the new driver directly. It can also be used by some terminal programs that do not support alternate serial devices directly: All you need to do is patch these programs (replace the text string “serial.device” with the string "siosbx.device”) using a text or file editor. Because the patch method allows you to use only unit number 0 with such programs, .ASDG has provided an ingenious alternative, the Serial DisPatcher program. This program replaces the normal Amiga serial.device file, and when any program tries to open the serial device, it pops up a window asking if you want to use the default Amiga port or one of the SBD ports. If you make no response within 15 seconds, Serial Dispatcher defaults to the standard port. If you select one of the SBD ports, Dispatcher uses it instead, and the host program never knows the difference. While this provides a suitable solution most of the time, an option that allow's the Dispatcher to default to one of the SBD units wrould be handy. The DSB software offers not only Exec-level driver support, but Amiga- DOS-level support as well through two handlers, SERX-Handler (which corresponds to AmigaDOS’s SER: handler) and SERXI-Handler (which corresponds to the AUX: handler). These handlers are even more flexible than their .AmigaDOS counterparts because they let you control their communication parameters through command-line options, a Mountlist entry, and the default Preferences settings. They also enable you to perform any normal AmigaDOS operation with the DSB ports, such as copying a file to one of the serial ports, or opening up a new CLI task over a serial connection. Because most MIDI programs do not use the operating system routines to speak to the serial port, ASDG plans to provide hardware-level support to music-program developers and is working on software that will allow' the Music- X (Microillusions) to use the DSB ports as MIDI ports. Although setting up a Mountlist entry for the .AmigaDOS handlers or patching a program to use the Exec-level drivers requires a fair knowledge of the system, ASDG makes the DSB easy to use. The supplied installation program automatically places the necessary system files in their correct directories on your Work- bench disk, and if requested, also replaces the standard serial device with the Serial DisPatcher program. To save you some money, several public-domain terminal programs are also included. Should you decide to purchase the package, be sure to send in your registration card. ASDG has updated the software twice already, fixing problems with the wireless Zing! Mouse (Meridian Software) and the freely distributable VLT terminal program, and providing better compatibility with 68020 and 68030 accelerator boards. Speak to Me In test operations, the Dual Serial Board performed without problems. On one computer, I was able to transfer files between the two DSB ports while using Supra’.s internal modem to download a file from a bulletin board and transferring a file from another computer hooked up to the standard Amiga serial port simultaneously. The maximum transfer rate between the two ports using a 6 Mhz board wras about 2500 bytes per second, not bad considering all that was going on. Of course, your mileage may vary accelerator boards will speed up transfers, while terminal programs that use large 16-color screens will slowr them down. I was also able to hook up a PostScript laser printer at 38,400 bps (57,600 is the maximum rate with an 8 Mhz board), which provided much ? Nformation ore than 4000+ Amiga For BeginnersMhe first volume in our Amiga series, introduces you to Intuition (Amiga’s graphic interface), the mouse, windows, the CLL and AmigaBASIC. Explains every practical aspect of the Amiga in plain English. ISBN 1-55755-021-2 178pp Covers Workbench 1.3 Info $ 16.95 BASIC Inside & Out -THE definitive step-by*step quide to programming the Amiga in BASIC. Every AmigaBASIC command is fully described and detailed. Topics include charts, windows, pulldown menus, files, mouse and speech commands. ISBN 0-916439-87-9 548pp Covers Workbench 1.3 Info $ 24.95 3-D Graphic Programming in BASIC-shows you how to use the powerful graphic capabilities of the Amiga. Details the techiniques and algorithms for writing three-dimensional graphic programs: ray tracing in all resolutions, light sources and shading, saving graphics in IFF format and more. ISBN 1-55755-044-1 360pp $ 19,95 Machine Language -is a comprehensive introduction to 68000 assembler machine language programming and is THE practical guide for learning to program the Amiga in ultra-fast ML. Also covers 68000 processor address modes and architecture, speech and sound from ML and much more. ISBN 1-55755-025-5 264pp $ 19.95 Tricks & Tips-follows our tradition of other Tricks and Tips books for CBM users. Presents dozens of tips on accessing libraries from BASIC, custom character sets, AmigaDOS, sound, important 68000 memory locations, and much more! ISBN 0-916439-88-7 342pp $ 19.95 System Programmer's Guide-comprehensive guide to what goes on inside the Amiga in a single volume. Only a few of the many subjects covered include the EXEC structure, I O requests, interrupts and resource managment, multitasking functions and much, much more. ISBN 1-55755-034-4 442pp $ 34.95 graphics - Inside & Out-an in depth treatment of the tmiga's super graphic features and functions. Learn ow to access these graphic features from AmigaBASIC ¦r C. Learn graphic programming in C with examples of oints, lines, rectangles, polygons, colors and more. Contains a complete description of the Amiga graphic ystem-View, ViewPort, RasPort, bitmaps, screens, indows and more. 3BN 1-55755-052-2 610pp $ 34.95 AmigaDOS Inside & Out-covers the insides of AmigaDOS from the internal design up to practical applications. Includes detailed reference section, tasks and handling, DOS editors ED and EDIT, how to create and use script files, multitasking, and much more. ISBN 1-55755-041-7 274pp Covers Workbench 1.3 Info $ 19.95 Disk Drives Inside & Out-is the most in*depth reference available covering the Amiga's disk drives. Learn how to speed up data transfer, how copy protection works, computer viruses, Workbench and the Cll DOS functions, loading, saving, sequential and random file organization, more. ISBN 1-55755-042-5 346pp $ 29,95 C for Beginners-an introduction to learning the popular C language. Explains the language elements using examples specifically geared to the Amiga. Describes C library routines, how the compiler works and more. ISBN 1 -55755-045-X 284pp $ 19.95 Advanced System Programmer's Guide-a follow-up volume to the internals of Amiga covering more topics including Kickstart and Workbench 1.3. Presents the conventions for system programming. Thorough explanations of accessing the facilities provided by the libraries, input and output of the Amiga and more. 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As an investigator working for the Acme Detective Agency, you are assigned to gather clues that identify the individual responsible, track the hoodlum to his or her hideout, and make an arrest. Carmen’s thugs, careless though they may be about leaving clues, do not wait in one place to be found. Your search will lead you around the world to perhaps four, live, or six cities on different continents. Sounds like a game to me. . .but why does the package include a copy of the World Almanac? Could it be that we players are .supposed to learn something? We are, according to Broder- bund. The program can he ordered with a teaching guide (SI0) and is recommended by the publisher for grades four to nine. Where in the World Js Carmen Sandiego? Is easy to pick up and hard to put down. The main screen is divided into three windows, and other than typing in your name, you can control it with the mouse. You begin in the city that Carmen’s gang has just hit. With only a description of the crime and the gender of the suspect. Clicking on icons the library, sports club, market, bank, stock market, for example summons characters who reveal clues concerning the identity of the suspect and his possible destination (there are 1000 possible cl ties). T hus, you learn perhaps that she had red hair and left in a vehicle flying a red, white, and green flag. (My children have worn out the Almanac's flag pages!) Some clues are more difficult to research (“He wanted to buy some figs to make some figgv pudding,” for example), yet each provides you with enough informa- ? Travel the globe with the best in simulation software; Flight Simulator™ and Jet r“. Discover the world with Flight Controls I and Scenery Disk supplements to our integrated flight line! Call (800) 637-4983 for our new brochure. Flight Simulator, Jet. And Flight Controls I are trademarks of SubLOGIC Corp. IBM screens shown. Other computer versions may vary. 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Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines * PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc. • excellence! Is a registered trademark of Micro-Systems Software, Inc. tion to enable you to follow your suspect to the next city. Flying High Getting to your next destination is hall the fun. Clicking on the Depart icon brings up a world map with several highlighted cities. Click on a city, and a digitized jet takes you, in stereo, to your next stop. If you have read your clues correctly, you will be greeted by one of the thief s animated henchmen (especially entertaining to children). If you are mistaken, you have lost valuable time, and must retrace your route back to your point of departure. As you arrive in each of the 30 cities, you see a picture of a significant landmark and text highlighting a feature of the country in which the city is located. These pictures, including the Sydney Opera House, cherry blossoms around Mt. Fuji, a perspective rendering of the Eiffel Tower, and Norwegian fjords are all stunning. If you are successful in tracking your suspect, you must have a warrant to make the arrest. To secure one, click on the Crime Computer icon and enter the information you have gathered. If you have secured enough clues in the allotted time, the computer generates an arrest warrant for one of the criminals in its database matching the description your clues provide. Make an arrest without a warrant, and the chief will warn you about possible lawsuits. Warrant in hand, approach the final city with caution. Hatchets, knives, and pistols may be aimed your way, all with appropriate sounds. Properly locating the suspect’s hideout begins another animated routine that results, if you were accurate, in landing the thief behind bars. This improves your record, placing you in line for one of four promotions. As you are promoted to higher levels, you will have to trace your suspects through more cities. Just the Facts Where in the World Is Carmen Saudi ego? Makes good use of the .Amiga’s animation, graphics, music, and sound capabilities, although I think that some of the sound clips are loo short (when flying from Mexico to China, for instance, the sound of the jet runs out before you land). It works with 512K, but is designed to run faster with one meg. We ran it both wavs and saw little differ- t ence: No matter which mode the program was in, we still had to wait for each animation sequence to load from disk. Though Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Is copy protected, you are not without replacement and backup options. Broderbund will provide a backup copy for five dollars, or, if you are tight like me, you can follow the manual's instructions and create a backup disk by treating a formatted floppy as a hard drive. You can also use the CLI to replace all the directories on a copy of Workbench with those from the program disk. Both of these means still require the original as a key disk. Following the documentation's clear steps, you can also copy the program to a hard drive for safe keeping. Our original disk proved defective, but Broder- bund’s customer-support person diagnosed the problem and sent a replacement immediately. The manual displays a different world map projection than the one that shows Continued on p. 86 More than just a Disk Copier! Project D is the most powerful Amiga disk copier ever created. The BackupTool allows you to protect your software investment by making backup copies of your personal, public domain, and commercial software (it even copies copy-protected software!). No other copier allows you to copy to all four disk drives at the same time. No other copier keeps a list of the errors that happened during the last backup. No other copier lets you set the starting and ending tracks of a backup. No other copier has been continuously supported for the past two years. Project D was designed with the future in mind. We offer registered owners inexpensive, frequent upgrades to our parameter file so you can backup your latest software without having to wait months for new 'Brain Files’. Project D includes three other useful utilities as an added bonus! The OmnlTool can be used to make backups of software that you have for other computers (like MS-DOS or Atari ST). The EdltorTool allows you to examine and edit AmigaDOS disks all the way down to the MFM level. The CatalogTool is a powerful automatic disk cataloging utility that lets you maintain detailed lists of your software library. Compare the features of Project D and you will see that Project D is quite simply the best disk copier package money can buy! All these great features for only $ 49.95 and that indudes shipping and handling! Order Today! To order, send check or money order (US Funds on US Bank) to: Fuller Computer Systems, Inc.
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Fend off thugs and mongos with your Ninja Star. Defeat the evil Ring of Five. Destroy the evil helicopter! MINDSCAPE "x:v •: DTP SPECIAL-1: INPUT PROJECT MASTERING THE MECHANICS OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING This two-tiered tutorial will show you what you need to know about planning and designing your organization’s newsletter, plus how to create the finished product with Gold Disk’s Professional Page. And once you’ve mastered the page-creation mechanics of newsletters, you’ll be well equipped to tackle an even more sophisticated variety of desktop-generated publications. BY DOROTHY RANKIN j TO CREATE A successful newsletter, brochure, prospectus, or similar publication you need an attractive, well-organized design and powerful, versatile tools to execute that design. This two-part tutorial aims to provide some practical pointers in type and graphics design, and to incorporate these tips into a working knowledge of Gold Disk’s Professional Page. The newsletter is one of the most widely used promotional pieces. Over 100,000 newsletters are published each year in the United States, and the number is growing, thanks in part to the ease and small expense of desktop publishing. While the Amiga may be a late entry in the field and thus not as well-known as the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh the development of full-fledged DTP software such as Professional Page is making the Amiga a formidable contender capable of outstanding, top-quality work. ? MANY PEOPLE UNFAMILIAR with design produce newsletters that show all the capabilities of a desktop- publishing program but few of the capabilities oi the company they represent. Amateur DTP enthusiasts are often so taken with the sheer variety of possibilities type styles, lines, column widths, shadings, and the like they tend to use all the tools available on the program. The results are a hodge-podge of different styles competing separately for the reader’s attention. At the other extreme are those who suddenly have to put out something and simply do not have the time to study a program’s capabilities, let alone layout and design. The outcome here is a one-dimensional newsletter that is stilted and boring. It takes a while to learn a program and it takes longer to understand design. Unless you already have some background in graphic design, or have some innate understanding of the concepts, you mav Find that your newsletters lack the appeal you originally imagined. Even if you do have some design skills, there are certain "rules” peculiar to newsletters that you may find helpful to know. Tailor Your Text Some newsletters are easier than others to produce. They may have a "captive audience” and are designed largely for informational purposes. Nonetheless, they have to be clear and easy to read, but they do not need a lot of graphics and gimmicks. Others are used mainly as marketing tools and need a strong visual appeal perhaps even an “artsy” look for certain kinds of audiences with short articles, lots of photos and graphics, and plenty of “white space” Let’s start with the fundamentals. About the most basic part of a newsletter is the text, which calls for a choice of tvpeface(s) on your part. Professional Page offers quite a number of fonts From which to choose, but don’t get carried away. If your newsletter is geared toward a professional or academic audience, choose one typeface for your text. Within each typeface are different styles, or “attributes” italic, bold, outline, and so forth from which you can find variation. Serif typefaces (like the one you are reading here with short little lines stemming from the upper and lower ends of each character), such as Times , Roman and Palatino, are easier to read, and the body copy of most newsletters should be in a serif type. There are exceptions to this rule: If the articles are short and the subject matter is “soft” or light, a sans serif face, such as Helvetica, works quite well. T he size of type should be consistent throughout, with the exception of headlines and such special items as logos, mastheads, special department titles, or a calendar of events. I fat all possible, it is better to cut an article to make it fit into a certain space rather than to change the type size part way through. Barling that, you can continue the article to another page. If you really need to include a long article and can make it lit only by decreasing the size of type, set it apart from the rest of the newsletter by enclosing it in a plain or shaded box. You can also change the line spacing (called “leading”) slightly if you need just a little more room. On the other hand, if there is more space than type, leave the space alone. KEYS TO GOO Headlines offer a little more artistic freedom. You can use the same typefaces as in the rest of the copy, or try something entirely different. You can make your text a serif face and headlines sans serif. But stick with one typeface two at the very most and two or three different sizes. Good design is not arbitrary. The more articles in your newsletter, the less j J you should vary the size of headlines. The idea is to
* j keep it simple but not boring. Headlines are usually set with “left justification although particular layouts may call for “center justification." It is perfectly okay to use both in one newsletter, but only if there is a reason. (The terms in quotation marks are the forms used by many desktop-publishing programs, including Professional Page, for positioning of text. They do not necessarily correspond to traditional type-design terminology. "Left justification,” coresponding to “flush left, ragged right,” means starting at the beginning of the left margin of the column each time, but ending in irregular fashion on the right margin, depending on the length of the last word. “Right justification,” corresponding to “flush left, justified,” indicates the text not only aligns evenly on the left margin, but also on the right margin. “Center justification” simply refers to centering. Although infrequently used, “flush right, ragged left” can be employed for such special effects as captions set to the left of a photo in a wide margin of white space.) Another way to use headlines for interest is to create subtitles or “decks.” Pull out an important phrase from the copy and set it bold italic, perhaps several points less than the headline and in upper- and lowercase if your headline is in capitals. Another variation of this is the “pull quote" again a phrase or quote extracted from the text, hut this time set out in the outer margin (if you have allotted enough white space for the purpose). As a rule, the text of your newsletter probably should be left justified. This is now the trend, and. Like all good design, the reason is simply that it is easier to read that way. Also, when a column of type is right justified, in order to make the line end evenly the words sometimes are spread across the column width with large, awkward spaces between them although using hyphenation, of course, can correct that problem (sometimes with a lot of extra work and bad word breaks). If you do use tight justification, do it with columns of short widths. Generally, the larger the column width, the more reason to left justify. Other text points to keep in mind are if you are providing extra space between paragraphs, avoid indenting. If you do not give extra space and do indent, it is a good idea not to indent the first paragraph of an article, or the first paragraph after a "break bead” (subheadlines interspersed throughout the body copy to provide visual relief from long columns of text). Type may be the major element of your newsletter design, but it must fit with all the others. Try to find a balance between type, graphics, photos, and white space. Give yourself some breathing room. Designers pay a lot of attention to the way the eye moves around a page. If your eye gets stuck somewhere, the page is not balanced. Each page needs, simultaneously, to be varied and static both interesting and comfortable. For instance, the cover pages might use two columns while the center pages use three columns. Or both the center pages might have two-inch columns on the outside and four-inch columns 011 the inside. Don’t “Just Do It” Plan It First Talk of column widths and variations brings us to the planning stage. Don’t take those athletic footwear commercials to heart and jump right into things. Good initial planning will yield much better results and save you time in the end. The great thing about desktop publishing is that you do not have to know the exact number ofcolumn- inches required for each article. There are formulas for figuring out how many words take up how many column inches, hut as every font brings a different variable to the equation (different fonts take up different amounts of space even in the same point size), it is easier to experiment. Type one page of copy into a column you have created with your desktop-publishing program and note the number of cotumn- inches it takes up. Change the column width and note that length. Change the type to something larger, such as American, and note the amount of space it takes up. Save your notes for redesigns or future newsletters. For instance, one page typed elite, double spaced equals two column-inches Palaiino 10 point. Once you have an idea of how much space each article requires, you can draw a "dummy" (a page- by-page mock-up or sketch of the entire newsletter) and plan the layout. Obviously, the more important articles should be placed first and high on the page, and related articles should be placed close together. When planning the placement of photos and artwork, you can be tight or loose depending, again, on your audience. For instance, photos and graphics can be made to fit into the width of a column (a more traditional method) or they can be larger than the column, perhaps with the type “wrapped" around them (a somewhat “flashier” approach emphasizing the graphic and the design itself over the text). For some of us, planning is the most difficult part. We want to get right into the program and start making a newsletter. But planning ahead can save you hours of grief later on. If you have first sketched out a mock-up, you can see the relationship of photos, text, graphics, and white space, just as important, this kind of planning enables you to do a lot of the work in the word-processing stage. You will know the order in which the stories should be flowed into the program. And you can use formatting codes to specify typeface, size, style, line spacing, left or flush justification, kerning, hyphenation, and indentation. I highly recommend using your word processor for most of these decisions. Once the articles are typed into your word processor and the mock-up is complete, you can create your page templates. A newsletter should have the same “look” throughout its life; it makes your work easier in the long run, and the consistency brings a certain familiarity and comfort to your readers. When it arrives in the mail, we immediately know its source, and we know where to find certain articles that interest us. Therefore, for our project we are going to create a four-page newsletter by first creating lour page templates that might be used over and over again. Remember, try to determine beforehand what will be the same in every newsletter: the banner, perhaps certain lines at the top and bottom, margins all around, the number and size of columns, the space for a mailing address, and the masthead. These are essential considerations for designing your templates. ? PRODUCING A 4 N E W S L E T BOOT UP YOUR Professional Page and we can begin creating a newsletter. First click Preferences Layout 'Fouls. Click Columns: On and. For now, Outlines: OH. Click Snap to Grid: On. Select OK. Now select Page Create from default and set basic specifications for vour pages. Page I Set margins at (in inches): Top: 2.75; Bol: .5; Left: 2.5: Rt: .5. (Printers need at least :' H-inch margins on the sides for what is called “gripper space," the space the press needs to hold the paper.) Two columns; .5-inch gutter. When you save these pages, use the name ol the newsletter, the page number, and a lag such as ,tm for template. We'll save this page as Newsl.tm. Page 2 Set margins at: fop: 1; Bot: .5; Left: .5; Right: .5. Three columns; gutter .5. Save as News2.ini. Page 3 Same as above. Save as News3.tm, Page I Set Lop: 1; Bot: 3.7; Left: .5; Right: .5. Two columns; gutter .5. Save as NewsTtm. Now we will create those things that will he consistent in every newsletter, starting on page one. The banner usually includes the names of the newsletter and organization or business, the volume number if needed, and the date or season. You may prefer to create the banner separately, off the computer, using the company logo and press-type, although your desktop-publishing program can easily do the job for you. We created rhe banner in our sample below with Professional Page. Your printer may limit the number of typefaces used in one project, so check your printer's capabilities before using a typeface for the banner not used in the rest of the newsletter. Be sure to separate the banner from the rest of the page with lines and or white space. Banner and Front Page Go hack into the layout tools and click Outlines: On. Click on the Box Create tool from the general tools and create your banner box at the top of page one. Start at Y ' from the top and left and pull to 17 ' from the top and Vi” from the left. Now select your typeface. For the organization and date, choose one type style and size, such as 14-point Palatino. T ype in "A Quarterly Publication of [organization name].” Highlight this line and change the tvpe size to 14 point and the stvle to italic. Press Return. Now type in the title of your newsletter. Highlight it and change the point size to 36, the style to bold, the tracking to + 10, and the justification to Centered. Sp X I
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• .-T! S P n i o M I w?'- i Ltm Pro!puton.il P,* p vi.fl 1 Gold Dttk Document: nwtletter.pp S i 5-9-X-1-Z-T-1-r Prflfmlnn.il P.u p v I, H hi (hi i (I tJTTfi DocuMent: npwt letter .pj» -B-i-3-~T-H-B-S-7-T ft I« a- Its }¦ 1 111, in' Hi Sample templates for page one (front cover) and page four (back cover) of a basic four-page newsletter. Using a variety of Pro Page layout and drawing tools, you can create elements of your newsletter that remain the same, such as banner, placement of volume and date, margins, column number and width, space for mailing address, postal permit, and so forth. These can be saved in your templates and used over again from issue to issue. Then select from the Color menu Ink Color 2091. Press Return. Highlight again and select Copy from the Relit menu. Place the cursor on the next line and select Kdit Pasie. Now highlight the second line and from the Color Ink Color list select Gray 60%. Now highlight both lines and select Type Line spacing. Change Relative to 40%. Press Return. One last time, copy the last line and paste on the next line. I lighlight and change the ink to Black. Highlight the last two lines and select Line Spacing Relative 40%. Select the Rectangle drawing tool and draw a box around your banner using a 2-point rule. Start at f" from the top and left and go to 81 ' x l7 '. Create a second rectangle inside the first by selecting a point rule and drawing it ' ' inside the first. Now we need two boxes for the volume number and date. For easy typing, place the boxes just below the rectangles, one to the left and one to the right. Make the boxes about 1" x V ". Type in “Volume 5, No. ¦?” (or whatever), then highlight and change to 10 point, left justification. In the other box type, say, “Fall 1989," highlight and change to 10 point, right justification. Using the Arrow tool, move the boxes up so the words fit just between the two rectangles at the bottom. You may find it helpful to magnify your page to 200 percent. If you are going to he indenting your paragraphs, you will need to change the paragraph spacing. The default paragraph indentation is .5 inches, which is too much for most newsletter columns. A paragraph indentation of .25 to .8 inches works well in the majority of cases. So that you do not have to go back and change each box one at a time, set the new paragraph indentation in the Box Alter default menu: Set Tabs. Once you have flowed in your text and selected Paragraph: Indent from the Text menu, you will have to go back and highlight the headlines and the first sentence in each article and select Indent: None. IxTs assume we will be putting one major story and one of lesser importance on page one. Using the columns as guides (and Snap to Grid: On), create two boxes for the major story, going down to about eight inches. Use the line-drawing tool to draw a line across the bottom of those two columns. Create a box for a second headline just under that line and then create two more boxes for that story. The space on the left of the page is very nice for subheadings and small graphics. Create a box about 1" wide, starting V8" from the left and 2V," from the top. Pull down about 2". Type into this box, say, “Survey shows 40% of repeat customers return because of newsletter.” Highlight the words (or choose Select Box from the Edit menu) and change the point size to 18. The style to italic, and the justification to Right. For a graphic, make another box just below the subheading box, but this time, just for variety, pull the box over the text column about a quarter of an inch. The length of this box depends on the size of the graphic. Select the Permeable icon from the Box menu so that text will flow around vour J graphic. When placing a line or box right next to text, pull its handle toward the text just enough to ? A j l! ; pi } SI if 2- 2- i li f inn I) lit; lilf« If IIP 1! A, 0 7- £! T L
02. »; P: ut p* o ilP' M Sample templates for the inside spread. As we are using a two-column format for pages one and four, it is best to create a different format for the inside pages. The template on the left shows a three-column format with a rule setting off the outer column. The right template presents a slight variation, with a two-inch outer column and four-inch inner column. Whichever format you choose, mirror it on the other half of the spread. Adcl a little space between the line and the text. The Inside Spread Load from the Page menu News2.tm. When planning the layout of pages two and three, remember that they will be seen together when the newsletter is opened up. So we will be considering the entire ll"x!7" page when deciding 011 columns, white space, graphics, and photos. (If you are using a lin- otronic, you can put these two pages together by changing the Print Specifications to 17" xll" and altering your page size.) Create a small box at the upper-left corner for the page number. Start at' ' from the top and ' 2'r from the left. Use the keyboard to type a “2” inside the box, using either the text or headline style, in bold ? A LITTLE “LOCAL” COLOR WHILE OUR NEWSLETTER tutorial was designed to keep things simple, the fact of the matter is that Professional Page can do a great many more sophisticated things not the least of which is to provide full color options to desktop publishers. No matter what type of publication you are putting out, the addition of color to your printed work will be a bigger draw for attracting readers. Of course, many desktop publishers use color all the time. We send our artwork that was produced in black and white to the printers, and we tell them which areas to print in black and white and which to print in color. We have even been known to laboriously cut amberliths for each additional color. The printer then makes a negative and a plate for each color and prints the piece accordingly. All-in-One Color Separations With Professional Page, however, and a PostScript typesetter such as the Lino- tron, we can now produce those negatives ourselves. Let’s assume you want the type on your page to be printed in black and white and certain borders and clip art printed in blue. While in the program, create the areas you want printed in blue in any other color than black. (Because the PostScript output itself does not print color, you need only differentiate the colors you plan to use.) With the options provided in the Project Output Post- Script menu, you can separate these colors and have a negative printed on the PostScript typesetter for each color. When we want a piece thai has two, three. Four, even twenty colors (specifically chosen “mechanical” colors to be printed separately on the same page), Professional Page will separate each color and send that information to the output device. A plate-readv negative is then made for each color. Making our own negatives not only saves us the cost of the negatives normally produced out of house by the printer, but also gives us more control over the final piece, and because they are computer-generated, they are mechanically perfect. To print the full spectrum of color, printers must make a “color separation " which means they need to convert the art into four negatives of different dot patterns to be printed in yellow, magenta, cyan, and black. The combination of these dot patterns in the four “process" colors is what makes up all the colors of the rainbow. The time, precision, and equipment required for color separations make this a costly affair. If you have an Amiga paint program, however, you can take advantage of Professional Page’s ability to perform four-color separations automatically, with the touch of a requester button. .Although the graphic you have imported into Professional Page from your paint program shows up as grays on the screen, the color information is retained in the original art disk. .After you have made the selections in the requester telling Professional Page that you want four- color process, the program will send the information from your page and from the art disk to the Linotron. Or you can use Professional Page's color palette to create the colors you want, which will then be separated in the output stage. You can even make subtle alterations in the mix of process colors by manually changing their percentages so that the final product will come out exactly as you want it to be. One-Stop Printing Professional Page calls this technology “electronic pre-press," as opposed to desktop publishing. 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(213) 542-2226 Circle 200 on Reader Service card. Circle 239 on Reader Service card. ...from Centaur. Might be used for special announcements. Select the Rectangle tool using Line Weight: 1 point. Select Fill Completely, and Fill Color 20%. Draw the rectangle over both columns and down to the bottom margin. Create a box for a heading inside this shaded box, then one more box for the type. Load page three and place the lines at the top and the page number at the upper-right corner. Create a box that starts at the upper-left corner of the first column, going across two columns and down 2' ¦_>”. Below that, create a place for a photo just as you did on page two, two columns by 27 Create one more box at the bottom, spanning the two columns. We are making the assumption here that you will have three separate short articles for this space, or one at the top and another with a photo in the middle of it. This time I did not create separate boxes for the headings. You can go into your text, highlight the headlines, and change the font style to bold, as well as the type style and size. Create two more boxes, one for the headline and one for the text, on the third column. We will place a graphic just under the headline at the right side of the column. Let’s assume you found a terrific piece of clip art and you would like the text to wrap closely around it. Put a sheet of graph paper over the art and trace the art onto it. Set the grid to the same measurements as the graph paper. Now place several small boxes at the edge of where the art will be. Blit before you put on all those boxes, select Box Alter default and click on the Permeable icon. That way, when the text flows into the column, it will come up fairly close to where your graphic will be. To make it even tighter, I sometimes select Hyphenate from the Text menu just at the edge of the graphic. Page four is fairly straightforward. Draw your line and place the page number. If your newsletter gets folded, in thirds or in half, you need to arrange the columns and the mailing section accordingly. Also, remember that people will see this page first if it is folded, so it is a good idea to pay close attention to what is placed here. You could make your headline a little bigger than usual, use a shorter article, or include an interesting photo or graphic. We have not discussed color at all, hut if you can afford to use two colors, perhaps you could place a colored screen on the back over the type if there are no photos; otherwise place it over the mailing section. If you want to use colored screens anywhere in the newsletter, draw a rectangle hut leave it open. The colored screen has to be produced separately if it is going to lay over black ink. Place a box in each column and draw a line all the way across underneath. (See the sidebar, "A Little ‘Local’ Color,” for a more detailed discussion of color possibilities in Professional Page.) Let s Run It For Real! Your templates are now ready. Of course, the boxes and photos will change somewhat in each newsletter, hut the general format will not, and you have saved yourself a lot of time by creating these pages and saving them to load with each new newsletter. To start a newsletter project once you have created your templates, select New from the Project menu. Then select Page Create Current, and click Pagel.tm from the requester. Repeat this procedure for the next three pages. Select Project Save As. .. and give a name to your project. Return to page one and specif)' from the Type menu the typeface and sizes you will be using, the justification, kerning (spacing between letters), and paragraph indentation. If you have used any embedded commands, he sure you have set the correct Text Format from the Preferences menu. Now select Project Import Text and click the project you have saved in your word processor. Finally, select F.dit Paste and with the Edit tool click the first column in which your text will flow. The text automatically flows into the boxes in the same order as they were created in the template. Once you have flowed in your text, look over it carefully, changing indentations, hyphenating when necessary, changing headline sizes and styles, and so forth. Look at the right margins of your columns to see if there is too much space at any of the line endings; this can he corrected by moving a word hack from the next line and then breaking it with a hyphen. Check to see whether the last line of a paragraph starts at the top of a column or whether a new paragraph begins at the bottom of a column. Called “widows," these are to he avoided wherever possible. Make adjustments by changing the column length, by using tracking, line spacing, paragraph spacing, and hyphenation to squeeze in a little more type or use up just a little more space. Be conservative, though. These adjustments should not he noticeable. Practice can make perfect in desktop-publishing because there is so much opportunity to experiment and to vary things. Once you have become adept at moving around within Pro Page, you should be able to put out a quality newsletter. And when you have mastered the mechanics of the four-page newsletter, . .well, there may be no limit to where you can go. ¦ Dorothy Rankin is co-owner of APROPOS Graphics, a full-service editorial, design, and production sendee m Denver, CO. Write to her c o Amiga World, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Digital Creations 2865 Sunrise Boulevard Suite 103, Rancho Cordova CA 95742 Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 Coming Attractions in 89: Living Color™System: Frame Buffer, Digitizer, Time Base Corrector, Digital Video Effects (DVE); V Machine,Mdesk top video workstation Circle reader response cord, see your dealer, or call for more information © 1989 Digital Creations. AMIGA is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines. Circle 28 on Reader Service card. In Amiga Fonts? DTP SPECIAL 2: OUTPUT Our guide to Amiga fonts sets the type scene for you, outlining the full range of printing possibilities for your desktop publications. And while availability of professionaf-quality typesetting fonts on the high end is still a major problem for Amiga DTP, recent breakthroughs have given Amiga-generated publications a much-needed “face” lift. AS A RELATIVE newcomer to the desktop-publishing scene, the Amiga lias had to play catch-up with IBM’s PC and Apples Macintosh. While both quantity and quality of desktop-publishing software have been stumbling blocks, the real glaring weakness in the Amiga market has been on the output side: The scarcity of professional-quality typesetting fonts has crippled the appearance of Amiga desktop-generated publications. The potential strengths, however, of the Amiga for DTP applications multitasking environment and superior graphics are winning out. We are finally seeing some meaningful improvements on the fonts front, although much more in terms of availability and further enhancements in quality must be accomplished. As we get into this article we will examine these improvements on the high end specifically, increased support for PostScript and the introduction of structured fonts. To begin, however, we will establish a very brief overview of the Amiga fonts situation and see, first, what Amiga desktop publishing has to offer on the lower end of the output scale. Bitmapped Blues and the Bad Old Days When the Amiga was first released in 1985, there were very few choices of fonts for users. A set of about a dozen fonts was (and is) included free with Workbench. Although they were named after gems (Sapphire, Diamond, Topaz, and so forth), you may have found them to be less than a treasure. The basic Amiga fonts are a typographical bad blind date: coarse, small, and ugly. Fortunately, in the last two years, as Amiga desktop-publishing and desktop-video software has come into its own, a great many new Amiga fonts have been produced to serve the needs of the DTP enthusiasts and animators who use such software. The majority of Amiga users have access to dot-matrix printers, and the Amiga is now fairly well supplied with fonts that will help give good dot-matrix output from paint, desktop- By Jeff Evans Amiga World 55 ¦?SI ¦» RAH DISK ~ iigj| Work J iiga| Workbench . Boot Architect 28 4 Basalt 15 n Bone 18 1 Bone 2? Bone 35 Breccia 28 Broadway 28 ? ProFonts trucks extra fonts to your applications. Publishing, or word-processing programs. The kinds ol fonts we are talking about here are all “bitmapped” fonts. For instance, the first font you see on the monitor when you boot up any standard Amiga is the Topaz font. It is a good example of a bitmapped font, which is stored in the Amiga’s RAM. These bitmapped characters are made up of patterns of dots, or pixels. Because an Amiga bitmapped font is a pattern of pixels that is displayed on screen, it can be made into a part of a regular Amiga IFF image, or one or more frames of an animation. You can save bitmapped text as part of a picture you create with a paint program, or print it from a printer, or record the screen image of the text to videotape. Bitmapped text will always tend to look rather coarse or jagged when printed, however, unless the bitmapped letters are very fine and detailed, or unless thev are printed very small so that the "jaggies" are less apparent. Bitmapped text can be of sufficiently good quality for professional video and slide production, but, in general, print is too unforgiving for you to get away with using bitmapped text for professional-quality typesetting. It may, of course, be fine for proofing, in-house publications, and other "low-end” desktop- publishing work. There are literally hundreds of bitmapped fonts available for the Amiga. The most attractive and best designed are probably the Kara Fonts (Kara Computer Graphics) created by Kara Blum. For sheer variety, the Masterpiece Professional Font Collection (ARock Computer Services) may be the most comprehensive set of display fonts. The developer of the ProWrite word-processing program (New Horizons) produces some very clean ProFonts packages that Systen Mover 1,0 - § 1988 Mew Horizons Software, Inc, ?|Systen Mover IQItooFonts 1! R;=|li|Cr Fron; ProFonts II To: Workbench gift Systen Mover roFonts II m m Blank ST n provide excellent dot-matrix text output. And, of course, most of the companies producing desktop- publishing programs, such as Gold Disk and Soft- Logik, offer good-quality bitmapped font packages. Top-Quality Type: PostScript and Structured Fonts SOME FONTS ARE actually located on the printer itself: the text von sec on the Amiga screen is a "screen font,” which only approximates the final printout. Some 24-pin dot-matrix printers have their own fonts, and these will give better and neater resolution than a bitmapped font. Laser printers, such as PostScript-compatible and Hewlett-Packard models, have high-resolution fonts built into the machines to allow for near typeset quality output. 300-dot-per- inch laser printers are most common, though some 400- or 600-dot-per-inch lasers are also made. You can also use the Amiga to print text from high-resolution (up to 2540 dots per inch) PostScript-compatible typesetting machines. Desktop-publishing programs such as Professional Page (Gold Disk, S395, 1MB) and PageStreain (Soft-Logik, SI99.95), and the better word-processing programs such as WordPerfect (WordPerfect Corp., $ 395), ProWrite (New Horizons. SI24.95), and excellence! (Micro-Systems Software, $ 299.95), will all support PostScript laser- printer and typesetting-machine fonts, and some of these programs will support Hewlett-Packard lasers as well. (For a more detailed description of PostScript, see the sidebar "A PostScript Primer.” For more on programs supporting PostScript, see the sidebar "Amiga Software and PostScript Support.") A major advantage of PostScript and structured fonts (discussed below) is that because they are structured objects, as opposed to bitmaps, they can be manipulated and moved around easily, much like objects in a 3-D animation package or a CAD program. This means that it is easier to adjust the spacing (kerning) between letters to give them a more pleasing appearance. PostScript outline fonts can he scaled up and down in si e without losing detail, while bitmapped fonts will either drop out details or begin to look chunkier as they are grabbed and resized as brushes in a paint or animation program. For professional-level desktop publishing, you need the best available typesetting software, fonts, and output devices. For example. Professional Page, a wide assortment of Adobe fonts, and a laser printer or a Linotron 300 typesetting machine would give you the tools to do first-rate book and magazine publishing. % Screen Fonts: What You See Is Sort of What You Get When the fonts used for the final printout are resident on the printer, the text you see on screen is rendered by a “screen font,” a bitmapped font that can scale up and down in size to give you a more-or-less accurate approximation of what the final printout will look like. Screen fonts are essential to desktop-publishing programs, because they allow you to preview a page layout on screen before printing it. This is the basic idea behind the term “WYSIWYG" (whai-you- see-is-what-you-get): What you see on screen should look like what you get from the printer. In reality, the WYSIWYG displays of printer-resident fonts provided by most programs are not all that accurate. For example, while Professional Page currently supports about 80 Adobe PostScript fonts, it has only ? A PostScript Primer POSTSCRIPT IS A programming language that was developed to describe how graphics were to be placed on paper by a raster printing machine. Pioneering work began in 1976 with John Warnock at the Evans 8c Sutherland Computer Corporation, and continued with the assistance of Martin Newell at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. In 1982, Warnock and Chuck Geschke formed Adobe Systems to develop PostScript as an interpreter to describe two-dimensional pages for output on a raster printer. This may explain a little of why PostScript is printer-resident, rather than computer-resident like most programming languages. Now, of course, the printer most commonly associated with PostScript is the laser, which can achieve printing resolutions from 300 to 600 dots per inch (dpi). Recently, PostScript has found its way into typesetting machines, such as those made by the Linotronic Corporation. Here resolutions may range from 1200 dpi to more than 2400 dpi. Because the output from a PostScript program is independent of the printer, the advent of output service bureaus has made it possible for the owner of a personal computer and a desktop-publishing program to generate very high- quality, camera-ready copy at a reasonable cost. Such businesses offer the use of a laser printer or a typesetting machine for a set fee per page. The user needs only to provide a PostScript file in a compatible disk format or to deliver the file to the service bureau via modem. PostScript Fonts PostScript’s standard font set, which is built into every PostScript printer, has a total of 13 typefaces. These fonts consist of three font families, Times Roman, Helvetica, and Courier each of which has four faces plus a symbol font set consisting of the Greek alphabet and a variety of mathematical and typographical symbols. Thus, PostScript considers the regular (roman), italic, hold, and bold-italic type attributes to be separate typefaces. The Times Roman and Helvetica families are both proportionally spaced fonts, while the Courier family is fixed pitch. Most PostScript printers come with additional built-in font sets (many have 35 variations on 9 different font families). The built-in fonts are all analytical fonts, which means that the character shapes are all based on mathematical formulas rather than on fixed bit patterns. The definition of the standard font set calls for a font height of only one point although it is fairly simple to change the size of a PostScript font to lit your needs. You can download additional fonts to PostScript printers. These are usually analytical fonts whose mathematical descriptions are written in PostScript. In general, the operations you can perform on the built-in fonts can also he done with the downloaded analytical fonts. Working with the built-in fonts is usually faster, though, as their descriptions are written in machine code. The Adobe fonts also have built-in “hints” that improve their appearance when you use smaller point sizes a kind of compensation for the limited resolution of the output device when it is printing the smaller sizes. Like the Amiga, PostScript can also handle downloaded bitmapped fonts. Also like the Amiga, the bitmapped fonts cannot be scaled without affecting the quality of their appearance. PostScript contains many operators that enable a program to find out the various dimensions associated with each character in the font. Before an Amiga program can use a PostScript font, it has to know all of the font’s characteristics. The font's dimensional information is provided in a metric file. Metric files must be present for every PostScript font that the application program will use. If the program also provides a vvhat-you-see-is- what-you-get working environment, then an Amiga bitmapped screen font with the same characteristics as the PostScript font is also required. Because Amiga screen fonts come in discrete point sizes, the range of usable PostScript point sizes is limited as well. A PostScript Bibliography If you wish to learn more about PostScript, consider these reference books: Understanding PostScript Programming, 2nd ed., by David A. Holzgang (Sybex, 1988, S24.95). A detailed, introductory tutorial directed at the reader with little or no programming experience. PostScript Uingiuige Tutorial and Cookbook, Adobe Systems Inc. (Addison-Wesley, 1985, $ 16.95). Often referred to as the “Blue Book,” this is one in a set of three hooks provided by the company that invented PostScript. It provides a good introduction to the language and a sizable collection of useful examples. The PostScript Language Reference Manual (S22.95, the “Red Book") and PostScript Uinguage Program Design ($ 22.95, the “Green Book”) round out the Adobe set. The former is the official reference book for the PostScript language, while the latter is a programmer’s manual containing numerous examples and techniques for advanced PostScript programmers. Real World PostScript, edited by Stephen
F. Roth (Addison-Wesley, 1988, $ 22.95). A collection of articles bv a variety of I experienced PostScript users. Topics include programming and design, working with type, gray scales and color, as well as some sample projects, n Morton A. Kevelson Morton A. Kevelson is an electrical engineer who contributes articles and reviews to a number of computer publications. Write to him c o Amiga Wo rid, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Ldi t Draw CoToF Preferences p i t L t..i i . 1, ¦¦ IME M ... » y--c x" s a,,-1 I'm ? O -7 V-' You can manipulate Professional Page characters in many ways. Two rather chunky-looking screen fonts. The way that a PostScript desktop-publishing program relates the screen display to the printout is by means of a “metric file” (also called a Font Width Table) for each font. The metric file is a list of the proportional widths of the characters in a font. For example, the metric file can tell the computer how much space the letter “A” in the Helvetica typeface, in 12-point size, will take up when it is printed. This spacing information allows the program to calculate how much space it should give to this letter both on the Amiga’s screen display and in the page that is to be printed. Gold Disk’s Professional Page comes with metric files for 19 PostScript fonts, and Gold Disk publishes an additional set of metric files for about 60 more PostScript fonts. More PostScript Support, Please! While PostScript is described more fully in the sidebar, what is important to note here is that PostScript is a computer language invented to describe page layouts, graphics, and text. The outlines of PostScript font characters, instead of being made from patterns of pixels, are composed of mathematically described lines and curves. This means that when they are output from a PostScript printer, the letter forms are drawn as smoothly as the printer resolution allows. This means in practice that PostScript text output can be of professional, salable quality if it is primed out from a high-resolution printer. Adobe Systems is the pioneering California firm that developed the PostScript page-description language and made desktop publishing possible on the Apple Macintosh. Adobe also developed the first PostScript-compatible fonts. The usual set of fonts ray B Hyphenation COH Just fication Para SCHO
- Left OL Rialit OR j Center ra- f Flush raj SOGK K (35 variations on 9 basic fonts) that comes with most PostScript laser printers is licensed from Adobe. Altogether, there are a few hundred PostScript fonts available from Adobe, with more being added all the time. Other companies, such as Compugraphic and Monotype, have developed PostScript-compatible versions of their fonts. If you own a Mac or an IBM, you can buy additional PostScript fonts on floppy disks. These fonts can be downloaded from a personal computer into a laser printer’s memory, so that you can have access to a wide range of additional fonts. Unfortunately, Adobe has not released any fonts in .Amiga disk format, which leaves Amiga desktop publishers somewhat out in the cold. As described below, however, there are work-arounds that can give Amiga users access to Adobe and other PostScript fonts despite these obstacles. At the moment, the only PostScript fonts available in .Amiga disk format are limited selections from a few companies such as S. Anthony Studios and Soft- Logik. (See the sidebar “Amiga Software and PostScript Support" for more information on these companies and products.) Structured Fonts Some Amiga programs use “structured" fonts, where characters are made from mathematically defined lines and curves, but where the fonts are resident on the computer, rather than the printer. For example, the Professional Draw (Gold Disk, S 199.95, 1MB) illustration program comes with two structured fonts (licensed from Compugraphic, a major manufacturer of typesetting equipment) that can be loaded into the Amiga’s memory. The computer then tells the printer how to draw the letter forms, rather than relying on a font resident in the printer. Structured, computer- resident fonts can have some notable advantages over printer-resident fonts. For example, the letters can be "printed" to the monitor screen, as well as sent to the printer, so that the WYSIWYG display will be much more detailed and accurate than if a coarse bitmapped screen font is being used. The next release of Professional Page is supposed to use structured screen fonts instead of the chunky bitmapped fonts that are currently offered. PageStream uses structured fonts to give detailed screen displays and smooth dot-matrix output. It is also possible that an Amiga version of Calamus, a German desktop-publishing program that makes very sophisticated use of structured fonts, may be developed for use in North America sometime in the future. Getting the Most From Your Fonts T HE AMIGA FONTS that come with Workbench are stored in a directory called “Fonts.” Typically, desktop-publishing programs come with their own fonts also stored in a Fonts directory. Each Amiga font is 38 October 1989 «pri AMIGA ROBOT IBM C64 ,ZB The evil genius Dr. Doom has stolen a U.S. nuclear You play the part of both Spider-Man and Captain missile, and threatens to detonate it over New York City America, invading Dr. Doom’s fortress to save New York if his demands aren’t met. The lives of five million innocent from Armageddon. You’ll see authentic-looking comic people rest on Doctor Doom’s two arch-enemies: Spider- book pages “tear open” for actual combat scenes, where Man and Captain America. But this time Doom has you’ll use Spidey’s wall-crawling and web-slinging powers created an army of robotic guards, and assembled the or Cap's amazing shield to defeat Doom’s most formidable group of Super Villains ever, including emissaries. Should you survive all this, you’ll then face Electro, Machete and The Hobgoblin to carry out his the evil Doctor Doom himself, an armored madman sinister plans. Obsessed with revenge. An actual Marvel comic book destined to become a collector’s item, only available in the game package, sets the stage for Spidey and Cap’s mission! Varying levels of difficulty keep the game constantly challenging!
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* Endless hours of fun for comic book and adventure lovers of all ages! DALIST INTERNATIONAL .V - .V.*» * - HU A marketing division of MicroProse Software Inc. : SMSSfiBKII : composed of its own font “subdirectory" and a font file in the main Fonts directory. Normally, to find a particular font, the Amiga will look only in the Fonts directory of the Workbench j j disk that was used to hoot up the computer. If you have additional fonts in some other directory or on some other disk, the Amiga will not automatically go find them. If you have purchased additional font packages, you may find it confusing to figure out how to get your program to find these new fonts and make use of them. This is where novices may feel like they are in the midst of some kind of “font jungle ” Yet, even without becoming a whiz at using the CLI and mastering AMIGADOS, it is still possible to find your way around if you remember a few basic points:
• Remember where the fonts are (which disk drive, which partition or directory within the drive).
• Learn how to tell the computer program you are using where to look for the fonts. Some programs Continued on p. 44 Amiga Software and PostScript Support INCREASING POSTSCRIPT support in the Amiga software market has largely been driven by stronger showings among Amiga desktop-publishing programs over the past year or so. And although you might expect such support to be confined only to page-layout software, you will find that other new Amiga programs, particularly paint packages and word processors, are also embracing PostScript. The extent of PostScript support varies among different applications. At the lowest level, a program will simply output an entire document, including fonts and graphics, as a pure bitmap. Although this file can be printed on any PostScript- equipped printer, the final resolution will remain the same as what was seen on the Amiga’s display screen. Fonts and graphics created at 75 dots per inch will still look like 75 dots per inch even when they are printed at more than 2400 dots per inch on a Linotronic. The PostScript output of many struc- tured-graphics programs or page-layout programs, however, is something different. Here the output represents a mathematical description of the original page. As such, the PostScript files created by these programs can take full advantage of the maximum resolution available on the PostScript-equipped output device. Amiga software supporting PostScript is presented below under four general categories. Remember, the extent of that support can vary widely, as explained above. Utilities PrintScript 1.01 (Pixelations, S89), an Amiga-resident PostScript interpreter, lets you output PostScript files on any Preferences-sup ported dot-matrix printer. PrintScript includes its own versions of the standard Adobe font set (written, of course, in PostScript). The current version of PrintScript, however, does not support color PostScript. PrintScript is an excellent way to start using PostScript without investing in an expensive PostScript printer. A variety of stand-alone PostScript utilities are provided by S. Anthony Studios under the Laser Up! Trademark. Laser Up! Utilities, Volume 1 (S49.95) lets you 3k j 13 Zi C- o Aj Color fonts liven up your text. Format standard text files for output to a PostScript printer by using embedded format commands. Utilities reads in the modified text file and converts it into a standard PostScript file, LaserUp! Print 1.2 (S89.95) takes any IFF bitmapped image, including HAM format, and outputs it as a PostScript file. Images can be output with up to 48 levels of gray. Four-color process separated output is available, as well. An easy-to- use mouse interface allows you to perform almost unlimited cropping, scaling, and positioning. Full control of image contrast is also easily accomplished. The distribution disk includes a selection of borders and halftone screen types, and you can even add your own centered titles. Files can be saved in Encapsulated PostScript format (EPS) for import into other programs, such as Professional Page. LaserUp! Plot 1.2 (S49.95) converts Aegis Draw files into PostScript format. Files can be output for printing on a PostScript printer or they can be saved in EPS format. Paint Programs Express Paint 3.0 (PAR Software, $ 139.95) is the only bitmapped paint program that offers PostScript output at the present time. Because the images created by Express Paint are pure bitmaps, the resolution of the final page will depend on the size of the bitmap you are working with. Express Paint does support oversized bitmapped drawings, whose dimensions are limited only by the available memory. Thus, it is possible to create an image whose dimensions are 2400 x 3000 pixels and thereby take full advantage of the 300 dot-per-inch resolution of a PostScript laser printer. Express Paint also supports color PostScript output, although the QMS CoIorScript 100 printer is the only color PostScript printer I know that has been tested with the program. You can send PostScript output from Express Paint directly to disk, as well as to a PostScript printer. Note that bitmapped images as PostScript files tend to be rather large. It is possible a large-size bitmap could exceed the 880-kilobyte capacity of an .AmigaDOS disk. Structured-Drawing Programs Professional Draw (Gold Disk, SI99.95, 1MB) provides the same PostScript-out-%
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GRAND PRIZE: Disney World vacation for two, including round trip airfare, hotel for 4 days, 3 nights, and spending money. 25 THIRD PRIZES: The Medalist International game of your choice. 2 SECOND PRIZES: Medalist International game library. GREAT PRIZES! A marketing division of MicroProse Software Inc. 180 Lakefront Drive Hunt Valley, MD 21030 put support as the company's companion page-layout program, Professional Page. Text, however, is limited to two analytical fonts, Times and Univers, in a preset range of point sizes (24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 80, 96, and 144 points). Once text is incorporated into a document, it is rendered as part of the drawing’s structure rather than as text characters. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, be prepared to deal with Draw’s limitation in this respect if you have become accustomed to the wide range of fonts and styles available with Professional Page. Strictly speaking, 3D Options (Rainbow’s Edge, S49.95, 1MB) is not a struc- tured-drawing program. It is actually a utility that can automatically convert a bitmapped image into a structured- drawing format. .Along with IFF bitmapped images, 3D Options can also read MGAD and Aegis Draw format images. Once the images have been processed, 3D Options can save them as structured graphics in PostScript format as well as in MGAD, Aegis Draw, and Videoscape file formats. Word Processors excellence! (Micro-Systems Software, $ 299.95) will output in black and white to a PostScript printer or to a disk file. Font support is limited to the four type families in the standard PostScript font set. Text size is restricted to 8, 12, 16, and 24 points. If you use any of the bitmapped Amiga fonts or bitmapped graphics, these will be rendered at the .Amiga’s screen resolution on a PostScript printer. ProScript (New Horizons, S49.95) is a PostScript-output utility designed for use with the developer’s ProWrite word processor (SI24.95). It allows you to read in a ProWrite IFF-format text file and send it to a PostScript printer or to a disk file. Font support is provided in the form of a conversion table that automatically assigns the Amiga’s bitmapped screen fonts to PostScript fonts. The default assignments convert the Diamond, Granite, and Opal fonts to Helvetica; the Marble and Ruby fonts to Times Roman; and the Topaz and all other fonts to Courier. Metric files are provided for the standard Adobe PostScript font families in 9, 10, 12, 14, 18, and 24 points. ProScript lets you select either 2, 4, 16, or 256 gray levels for bitmapped images that can be embedded in ProWrite files. You can print all text in black or choose text color for output on a color PostScript printer. Desktop-Publishing Programs Professional Page (Gold Disk, $ 395, 1MB) provides excellent support of PostScript output. You can send pages directly to a PostScript printer or to a disk file. Output can be in black and white or in color PostScript, or it can be color- separated. Pages can be output as a negative image and they can be reversed as in a mirror image. Pro Page input and output both support the EPS format. If you want your output color-separated, Professional Page also provides complete control of the color-separation process. It supports three- and four-color separations, as well as mechanical color output. You can select the output for each color individually, along with its screen density and screen angle. If you want four-color output, you can set the amount of under color removal (UCR) and gray component replacement (GCR). (UCR GCR determines the percentage of the three process colors that will be used for the black component of the image.) Professional Page offers a wide variety of PostScript fonts. The program provides metric files and screen fonts for a total of 19 PostScript font families (including the four standard PostScript fonts). There is no restriction on the size of the fonts, as point sizes are manually entered as numerical values. Unfortunately, your PostScript printer must have access to the additional fonts, and at present, neither Gold Disk nor any other manufacturer provides downloadable PostScript fonts in .Amiga format (although, as noted in the article, there are some remedies that can be applied to get around this limitation). Professional Page does come with a utility program that creates a metric file for any Amiga bitmapped font. This allows the program to use standard .Amiga fonts for its page- layout activities. In the absence of a corresponding PostScript definition, how’- ever, these fonts will be output on the PostScript printer as bitmapped images in the Amiga's screen resolution. Professional Page also provides a limited set of structured-graphics drawing tools. Images created with these tools can be printed at the resolution of the PostScript printer. Professional Page does accommodate bitmapped IFF images, but these will be output as such on any PostScript device. Professional Page can now also import large bitmaps front scanners (in particular, Gold Disk's ProScan 1X12), 300-dot-per-inch black- and-w-hite images, ASDG-RESEP images, and 24-bit color images. PageStream 1.6 (Soft-Logik, $ 199.95) offers reasonably good PostScript support, but in a somewhat customized manner with regard to text. You can send PostScript output directly to the printer or to a disk file. Pages can be output in black and white, as a mechanical color separation, or as a process four-color separation. There are no options, however, for setting screen angle or screen density, UCR GCR levels. There is also no provision for individually selecting the mechanical colors that will be output all the mechanical colors are output when you choose this color-separation method. PageStream provides 10 PostScript font families. These are all written in PostScript and are output as a part of the PostScript files. Four of these typefaces are similar to the standard Adobe fonts, although you cannot use the actual standard Adobe font set. A full range of preset point sizes from as small as 3 points to as large as 216 points is available from the font menu. In addition, no less than a dozen style modifiers are available including the standard bold and italics, as wrell as some more obscure choices, such as backslant (cilati), double underline, mirror, shadow, and reverse. .Although the new’ version, 2.0, of City Desk (MicroSearch, SI99.95) w’as not available when this article wTas being put together, the program w ill be shipping by the time this appears in print. City Desk
2. 0 has a laser utility that will create the necessary metric files for using PostScript fonts (35 versions on 9 basic fonts). Point sizes can be set from a readable minimum of 4 points to a usable maximum of about 200 points. Additional fonts can be added to City Desk, although the same disk-for- mat limitations apply as with the other programs. ? MA.K. The flickerFixer UNLOCK THE GRAPHICS POWER OF YOUR AMIGA 2000! FlickerFixer is an advanced graphics adaptor that eliminates your Amiga 2000’s interlace flicker and visible scan lines. The result: superior quality color or monochrome graphics and text for such demanding applications as CAD CAM, Desktop Presentation, Graphic Design, Animation, 3D Modeling, Video, and Word Processing. FlickerFixer upgrades the Amiga 2000 with a flicker free 4096 color palette, has an overscan mode that features a screen size of 704 x 470 pixels and drives most of the popular PC Multiscan and VGA monitors, including the NEC Multisync and Mitsubishi XC1429C. Accolades include: Best of 1988 Award, Commodore Magazine (12 88); 1 Reader’s Choice Award, AMIGAWORLD (12 88); “The display is fantastic... It is the best display we have ever seen on any computer system.” Amiga GURU (5 88) flickerFixer fits into the Amiga video slot, is fully compatible with all software, and does not modify the standard Amiga video signals. For more information or to order, call MicroWay Sales at (508) 746-7341 or your Amiga Dealer. Priced at $ 595, flickerFixer is made in the USA and is FCC Class B approved. Micro Way... Respected throughout the industry for high quality engineering, service and technical support. World Leader in PC Numerics
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• Become familiar with the different kinds of fonts you have (bitmapped, PostScript, or structured, nonprinter-resident), and how your program uses them. A paint program, for example, will not let you use a structured font. A desktop-publishing program such as Professional Page will not automatically let you use bitmapped fonts (although there is a special option called “AnyFont" that will let you use bitmapped fonts for dot-matrix output). Some programs, such as Page- Stream, will allow you to use both bitmapped and PostScript fonts fairly easily.
• Move the fonts you intend to use frequendy into a single Fonts directory on your program or Workbench disk, or into the Fonts directory on your hard drive. If you have more fonts than your program can handle, you should make several different Fonts directories, each with a different name, and divide up your fonts so that no directory has an unmanageable number of fonts in it. The better Amiga software packages make it as easy as possible for you to find and use your fonts. For example, DeluxePaint III (Electronic Arts, $ 149.95, 1MB) has a completely revamped way of handling fonts. In the newest Dpaint incarnation, when you click on the text gadget with the right mouse button, a font requester pops up. You can select the disk drive and drawer (directory) where the fonts you want are located, and then dick on the font you want. A “Show" option will then display a portion of the font on screen, and you can then load the font into memory and use it. As a bonus, if you run the ColorFonts program before you start up Dpaint III, color fonts will he previewed in their proper colors, and the program will present you with the option to change the palette instantly to suit the color font. To locate your fonts and to move font directories and files to another disk (to a hard disk, for example), an AmigaDOS utility such as C LI mate (Progressive Peripherals, S39.95) will make your task much easier. You can also use a public-domain equivalent of CLI- mate, such as Dirutil, to accomplish the same task. Tricks of the Type Trade You can generally assign a color value to a bitmapped font in a paint or animation program by selecting a color from the current palette and then typing the text on screen. In a desktop-publishing package such as Professional Page, you can either select a predefined color from the list of default colors, or define any of an infinite number of possible process colors using the “Color Define” option. The .Amiga also offers multicolored fonts. Presently, you can use the ColorFont utility included with some of the commercial font packages to enable you to create fonts containing up to sixteen colors in pictures or animations. Multicolored structured fonts are possible, hut not yet available. A future release of Professional Draw should offer graduated color fills and radial color fills for structured text. The biggest font headache for Amiga desktop publishers is the difficulty of using the additional PostScript fonts available for use with laser printers. .As mentioned earlier, very few PostScript fonts are available in Amiga SV '-disk format. If you have an A2088 Bridgeboard (Commodore, S699.95), however, you can download additional PostScript fonts from the Bridgeboard to the laser printer, and then access them from the Amiga. For example, Barbara Andrews, a Toronto designer who uses Amigas to create corporate newsletters, needed to use the Garainond font to suit a client’s requirements. She bought the Adobe Garamond font in IBM 5‘ .,"-disk format, and then used a nine-pin cable to download her font to a QMS laser printer. She could then print documents created with Professional Page via the .Amiga’s serial cable. Although there is no Mac “bridgeboard " there is a Mac emulator, A-Max (ReadySoft, $ 199.95; see review in this issue, p. 12), which with the necessary Mac ROMs and system software can provide a similar solution for using PostScript fonts in Mac disk format. Another way to deal with the problem of font availability is to create your own fonts. There are two very good bitmapped-font editors for the Amiga Font- Works (ACS Software, $ 99.95) and The Calligrapher (InterActive Softworks, SI29.95). Both packages will allow you to make single-colored bitmapped fonts, or multicolored ColorFonts, and to grab brushes as fonts. Font Works, the more recent of the two, offers a very convenient user interface, as well as some features that Calligrapher lacks. .As far as creating professional-quality PostScript fonts, however, the current situation is less promising. InterFont (Syndesis, $ 119.95) is the only structured-object editor for the Amiga. The program was designed originally to let Amiga users create structured lettering for GAD and 3-D animation production. InterFont works extremely well for these purposes. As far as being a typesetting-font editor is concerned, however, InterFont is sadly lacking when compared to Fonto- grapher, the equivalent package on the Macintosh. A Prescription for Future Progress The most pressing needs where Amiga fonts are concerned are for high-quality typesetting fonts in Amiga disk format, better typographic and illustration software to manipulate those fonts, and a first-rate PostScript or other structured-font editor for creating new fonts. Some interest by Adobe Svstems or other major developers in developing Amiga versions of their products would be very useful. (Compugraphic Corp. has recently become much more forthcoming ? 20432 CORISCO STREET, CHATSWORTH CA 91311 818-709-3693 Circle 17 on Reader Service card SCORE BOROS 19SS TITUS, F 40 PURSUIT SIMULATOR TITUS AND THE TITUS LOGO ARE REGISTRED TRADEMARKS OF TITUS. About cooperating with Amiga developers.) It would also help if AmigaDOS and various applications programs were more intuitive and friendly in assisting the average user to find and use fonts from various sources. DeluxePlaint III is an excellent example of a program that makes using bitmapped fonts a breeze. In addition, if all bitmapped text could optionally be treated as structured objects, so that good kerning and letterspacing could be accomplished easily, it would make high-quality video tilling and slide production on the Amiga simpler and more effective. Despite the remaining limitations, the Amiga has come a long way in becoming capable of handling text for different kinds of graphic communications, and whatever level of desktop publishing you are interested in doing, there are probably an increasing number of paths for you to follow through the font jungle. ¦ Jeff Evans is an animator, writer, and teacher who has been using the Amiga for desktop publishing since 1987. He is co-founder of Vellum Print, Canada's first all microcomputer-based typesetting company. Write to him c o AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. 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* _ = cross talk X = incompatible Make AMIGAs With Other Amigas. The largest group of Amiga1- users in the world shares its problems and solutions online every day in CompuServes Amiga Forums. And you can join them. Whether you’re an Amiga novice or a professional user in broadcasting, film special effects, animation, or music production, you'll find support from thousands of Amiga users and nearly every third-party Amiga software and hardware vendor. Looking for a solid CAD program? Want to make the most of your Amigas multitasking capabilities? Ask somebody who's been through it all. There's no better way to get more out of your Amiga. To join CompuServe, see your computer dealer. To order direct or for more infonnation, call 800 848-8199. If you're already a member, type GO AMIGA at any ! Prompt. CompuServe Hi-Fi Flay) mode lets you create the samples for a five-octave instrument at higher resolutions (still under 28K) than other packages. A cumbersome loop save routine is the only drawback associated with this mode, but the results are worth the extra effort. In addition, the program has several specialized features. Resampling enables you to change a sample’s rate without changing its pitch. Tune Tone generates a constant pitch of middle C (8363 Hz) as a reference. Low Pass Filter is a software routine that removes the higher frequencies and aliasing from a sample, while Edit Freehand allows you to modify existing waveforms or draw them from scratch with the mouse.
A. M.A.S, Hailing from the United Kingdom, A.M.A.S. (Advanced MIDI Amiga Sampler from Microdeal, S 169.95) combines excellent sampling software with hardware that is the pick of the bunch. The hardware documentation quotes a sampling rate of 40K stereo and 90K mono. Although you are limited to playback Samplers Features Chart SOFTWARE-SAMPLE EDITORS
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PageStream and Soft-Logik are registered trademarks of Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation Circle 211 on Reader Service card. Rates of 28K, the extra headroom on the sampling chip lets the A.M.A.S. digitizer produce the cleanest samples of any device I reviewed. The digitizer comes in a sturdy plastic case that attaches to the Amiga’s parallel and serial ports (one for sampling, the other for MIDI). It has no input level control, as do Future Sound 500 and Perfect Sound, but it does have two reliable RCA phono inputs for stereo recording and a Vi-inch (3.5mm) mini plug input for a high-impedence microphone. It also has three MIDI ports-1N OUT THRU-for triggering samples through its companion software. In addition to being the cleanest sounding digitizer when using its own sampling software, the A.M.A.S. digitizer performed at the head ol the class when paired up with every other software package, turning out virtually noiseless samples in mono and stereo. It delivered clean channel separation in the stereo mode with every software package except Future Sound 500 and AudioMaster II, with which it experienced some noise and cross talk problems in one channel. The A.M.A.S. hardware, with a mono sampling rate ol’ up to 90K, together with AudioMaster I I s Hi-Fi playback rate of 56K, produced a single mono sample of such clarity and with such terrific frequency response, 1 checked that I was not inadvertently triggering my source synth. The combination produces the best samples. The A.M.A.S. sample-editing software offers a host of interesting and original sampling, editing, and playback routines. It has good looping tools and, in addition to the typical cut-and-paste commands, it offers features such as volume fading and scaling, software filtering (plus software control of the AaOO’s and A2000's hardware filters), zoom, and three settings for shrink (resampling). The unique Bounce command allows you to graphically define how a sample will pan across stereo channels. The main interface screen is attractive (in a sci-fi spaceship style), informative, and easy to use. Consisting of icon-labeled buttons and familiar tape-deck controls. It has two oscilloscopes for stereo monitoring, which are instantly active upon booting up. And a stereo wavetable display. One of the buttons, when selected, opens a window revealing a frequency-spec- trum analyzer calibrated in kilohertz that shows the frequency content of the sample input in real time. According to the amount of available memory, you can have up to eight working sample buffers (200K per buffer). A separate MIDI menu offers a wide range of playback features enabling you to trigger any of the eight sample buffers (up to four at a time, of course) from the Amiga's function or alphanumeric keys, or from a MIDI keyboard. To simulate a piano keyboard, samples played from the alphanumeric keys are frequency shifted just as they would be via a M11)1 keyboard. The only drawback in this otherwise excellent program is the fact that it saves only one-shot IFF files, not three- or five-octave instrument files. That one sour note aside, this is an excellently designed piece (if software, which, when combined with its terrific companion hardware, makes for a winning package. Future Sound 500 One of the first sound digitizers on the market, Future Sound (Applied Visions) was revamped for the A500 with disappointing results. Future Sound 500 ($ 1 19.95) has two RCA phono inputs (stereo), a Vi- inch (3.5mm) mini plug input for a low-impedence microphone, and a fader to control input level. With its own software, the digitizer made good clean samples in mono; when I tried the same sample in stereo, however, I wound up with considerable cross talk on one of the channels. Next, 1 hooked it up to Perfect Sound’s software and got excellent stereo separation with no cross talk, but the mike input did not sample. Puzzling. To solve the problem. I tried calling the manufacturer, but talked only to its answering machine for several weeks. Future Sound’s sample-editing software is also limited. The biggest drawback is that it only has a single waveform display, meaning you can edit the two channels of a stereo sample only one side at a time. Perfect' Sound f found Perfect Sound (SunRize Industries, S89.95) decidedly unimpressive. In all my tests ! Consistently experienced a high level of noise when sampling in mono; it got worse in stereo. 1 also had cross talk between channels when trying to record a stereo sample; one channel would be clean while the second channel would contain a faint but annoying copy of the signal in the first channel no channel separation. 1 called the manufacturer, and it acknowledged the cross-talk problem on the newer models. While the company offered to minimize the problem, it could not eliminate the noise completely on the current version. A version 3.0 is planned, however, that will update both the hardware and software. A good idea, because the software that now comes with Perfect Sound is modest. Even when you record in stereo, it can only display one waveform at a time. It has no oscillator or VU meter and instead makes do with a confusing numeric readout for monitoring. On the plus side, the number of sample-edit buffers is limited only by available memory, allowing you to work quickly with many different samples at once. As an alternative, you could use Studio Magic (SunRize Industries, S99.99), which was designed to work with Perfect Sound. T he program has some unique and very powerful sample-editing features, but one major flaw: It crashes easily when you try to record in stereo. For working in mono mode or importing stereo IFF Files, Studio Magic offers a number of useful effects, such as Comb Filter and Amplitude Modulation. It also has an original edit-buffer scheme, a modest scratch-pad sequencer, and some extremely flexible santple-playback routines that al- Neural Cybertank Design and Simulation Cybertank engineers control the destiny of the Organization for Strategic Intelligence. They're the heart of the OMEGA Project, a classified military contract that's shaping combat's future. Employing tomorrow’s technology, OSI cybertank engineers design the chassis and artificial intelligence (Al) j for the next generation of neural armored warriors and they gauge their success on asimulated field of battle. Join these elite ranks, and pit your designs against the world’s best. 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The third input is a Vi-inch (3.5mm) stereo mini plug. This major design flaw guarantees unnecessary noise, because you must use multiple adapters to get input from typical ' ,-inch or phono-source connectors. More serious is the fact that the unit is not compatible with any software besides its own. It does make relatively clean samples, however, when you use its companion software. The software’s main screen resembles that of the
A. M.A.S. software and offers most of the same common editing commands. Unfortunately, it only displays one waveform at a time, even in stereo, and has an annoying habit of staggering the playback of its stereo samples. On the plus side, it does include a Draw Waveform Edit mode that lets you draw a section of your sample with a mouse. Its other interesting feature is an auto-play function that lets you set a threshold for your audio input that will then trigger a sample. Theoretically, you could use this feature to turn your Amiga into a sound-activated burglar alarm that growls when someone enters your house. Creative Sound SP8 Made in Denmark, and at present available only by mail order, the SP8 (Creative Sound Systems, $ 100) is a well-built sampling package that yields good clean sounds. The hardware requires a 12V DC transformer and is compatible with most of the other packages in mono, but not in stereo. With its own modest software, it records clean samples in mono and stereo, but 1 did experience some slight pitch discrepancies in which samples would be V., tone sharp or flat upon playback. Pro Sampler Studio The Pro Sampler Studio (Datel Computers, SI 19.99) has only three things in its favor: a Draw Waveform Edit mode, a neat 3-D wave display, and it is packaged with a simple four-track, scratch-pad sequencer. The companion software is the only program without an audio-filter defeat, plus it lacks volume-editing commands and resampling features. To top it off, the interface is clumsy. The hardware makes modest stereo samples with its own companion software and noisy mono samples with every other sample-editing program. 1 do not recommend it. If I were about to embark on an important audio project in which I needed to create high-quality Amiga samples, I would use A.M.A.S. to assure me of the cleanest samples in stereo or mono, Audio- Master II for its powerful editing features, and, possibly, Studio Magic to make use of some of its unusual special effects. T he combination is a chart topper. ¦ Dean Friedman is a record producer, animator, and game designer with several hit records to his credit. He composes and produces sound tracks for TV and film and is currently developing interactive game environments on the Amiga for the Nickelodeon cable network. Write to him at PO Box 878, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023. Manufacturers’ Addresses Aegis Development 2115 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, GA 90405 213 392-9972 800 345-9871 Creative Sound Systems Gillesager 264 2650 Hvidovre Denmark + 45 1 474614 Mierodeal distributed by MickTron 576 S. Telegraph Pontiac, Ml 48053 313 334-5700 SunRize Industries distributed by MicroSearch 9896 SW Freeways Houston, TX 77074 713 988-2818 Applied Visions Inc. Suite 2000 1 Kendall Square Cambridge, MA 02139 617 494-5417 Datel Computers 3430 E. Tropicana 67 Las Vegas, NV 89121 702 454-7700 800 782-9110 Precision Incorporated 8404 Sterling St. Suite A Irving, TX 75063 214 929-4888 It looks, feels, and plays like a real Arcade game... because it is! But you don't have to wait your turn at the Arcade to put your quarters into this new high-energy game ... you can take it home to piay on your personal computer! Iff fmtSh Stick Davis's World Trophy Soccer features real-to-life animation designed and programmed by professional cinema animators! The superb multidirectional scrolling is so smooth and fast it can make you dizzy just watching it! Play with a friend, and you'll both have a lot of fun. Play against the computer, and you're in for the wildest challenge ever! It's literally like bringing an Arcade machine home! Jl fcsr Published by Crio-of Art.de Ahrtgt °PArc.d( Distributed by MELBOURNE COMING SOON FOR: Amiga (512K) $ 39.99 Atari ST $ 39.99 Commodore 64 $ 29.99 NOW SHIPPING FOR: Amiga = 1 mag.) $ 49.99 IBM 5-W' $ 39.99 IBM 3 -W $ 39.99 18001 Cowan Irvine, CA 92714 (714} 833-8710 Circle 104 on Reader Service card Amiga Specials Everyday AUDIO VIDEO D PRINTERS $ 319 179 369 799 2199 179 339 Call Call 329 139 199 239 359 185 239 339 229 b 30MB External 1 Hard Drive For The Amiga 500 |MB External Hard Drive r The Amiga 10( b Impact A2000-2 2 Impact A2000-HC 40Q Impact A2000-HC 80Q Impact A500-2 2 Impact A500-HD20M Impact A500-HD40Q Call For Configurations Not Listed1 $ 729 799 1199 499 709 989 S229 299 329 349 349 389 Super Buy b BOARDS 685 Magni Creative Microsystems 4000 Genlock w Rcmote Processor Accelerator Control 1839 A500 A2000 $ 175 Mimetics A1000 189 Amigen Genlock 147 Microbotics Midi (A1000) 42 Starboard 11 Call Midi (A500 2000) 42 Uppcrdcck 45 Microway 8 Up (A2000) 179 Flicker Fixer 479 Hard Frame 249 Progressive Peripherals Spirit Technology Pro-Gen Genlock 359
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By Joel Hagen TOO OFTEN, AMIGA artists seeking gallery-quality prints of their work think of printers only as devices that make hard copy of what is on the screen. Getting the best results from a printer requires thinking of ink as a medium, and the printer as an artistic tool over which you have considerable control. Any artistic tool or medium has certain characteristics, certain limitations. Watercolors do not look like charcoal drawings, nor do Amiga graphics look like oil paintings. Ink-jet printer output does not look like what you see on your monitor, nor does nine-pin dot-matrix output look like that of inkjet. Yet, all these media, properly handled, can yield gallery-quality results. I teach a computer graphics class in which we use an HP PaintJet printer for color output. The following techniques will refer to that printer, but similar thinking could be applied to any machine. I am fascinated with the look of the ink on the page from ink-jet printers. It has a velvet, saturated intensity that can look almost like dyed fabric. To get this quality, use the clay-coat paper intended for the printer. You will never get good results from standard bond. The trick to that amazing saturation of color is to make a double pass through the printer. Double-Pass Printing Techniques On the PaintJet, position the seam of the paper as you normally would relative to the print head. The tractor-feed margin will say something like: PRINT THIS SIDE. Line up one particular character with the edge of the plastic tear strip or make a pencil line as a registration mark. Now hit the Top-of-Form button. On the Amiga, proceed with the Print operation. When finished, roll back the sheet to the registration mark, and hit the Top-of-Form button again. This will reregister the print head to the starting position on the same image. (Note: Check your primer manual for instructions on rolling back the paper to avoid damage.) As you run a second print pass, the color will lill in, leaving no print head lines. Some screen images are not well suited to double-pass printing. .Ail colors tend to darken during the second pass, and a dark image may virtually disappear. Black comes out as a rich, flat black, but any dark color will appear nearly black in the printout. Colors of high saturation work very well and will intensify, although they may change from the screen color. Blues, violets, and purples are almost iridescent. Colors toward the light end of the value scale, especially if they contain blue, work poorly. The printer uses dots of color- spaced far apart to approximate the light shade. Those dots are still quite dark and form a distracting pattern. Often, light blue is so close to white, that light yellow will work better. On the monitor, light blue and light yellow may both look like shades of off-white, hut on the printout the blue will he much darker than the yellow. Think ahead to the printer. Experiment and make notes. A dark painting can be lightened using PIXmate’s Bias tool. Although it may look overexposed and washed out on the screen, it will saturate and darken during the second or even third pass on the printer. For another interesting result, offset the image slightly out of register for the second pass. This can soften it, and even antialias curved and diagonal lines. Try “double exposures,” printing one image on top of another. This works very well for nonrepresentational images or for layering abstract color onto a portrait at the printing stage. Always run your software to take ad- 4 J Think of your printer not just as a production tool, but as another resource in the artistic process. Vantage of the Amiga’s multitasking, allowing you to get hack and forth to Preferences while doing your printouts. Select Graphic 2 to bring up the control screen. Ordered dithering with Smoothing off is the default. F-S dithering randomizes the dither pattern in creative ways and is sometimes more visually interesting. A favorite trick of mine is to make one pass ordered, and one pass F-S. Turning Smoothing on tends to reduce the blocky nature of the pixels in the printout. This can be effective with certain fonts, although I have not found it as useful as I had hoped. If your dot-matrix printer is not giving you dense enough blacks, try the double- pass technique. You will be surprised how effective the tractor feed is at reregistering an image under the print head. With a little tape, you can create a loop of three sheets of paper. Do the first pass, and use form feed to bring the sheet hack around into registration. If your printer accepts different colors of ribbon, you can build an image in stages. T his is a great technique for technical drawings. Plan your drawing ahead of time for the printer so that each layer is a separate IFF image that loads to the proper screen position. Do the first pass in blue, for example, double printing for good density. T hen pull in a new part of the image from disk and put in a brown ribbon for those passes. Perhaps add text in black after another ribbon change. The results can look like they came from a printer costing ten times what you spent for that little nine-pin. ¦ Joel I agen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CIA 95361. Please include a The printout of "Abstract” above is the result of double-pass printing reregistered with ordered stamped, self-addressed envelope. Dithering applied on an HP Paint Jet printer. MURDER Ar SARATOGA The Solution WHAT? (Victim) _Syl Vestry WHERE? Everett Whitley’s Stable HOW? (Weapon) _Pitchfork_ WHO? (Murderer) Davis Longfellow_ WHEN? _1 am (Sunday)_ WHY? A number of motives greed ambition for the development scheme, love of Clara, revenge or malice towards Mar- jorie, and so forth are acceptable. See details of the solution below. Of the many entries we received, only three were entirely correct (and thus eligible for the three top prizes). Those entries (and there were quite a few) specifying Vestry as victim and Buford Langtry as murderer (the next closest solution) became eligible for the remaining Finalist prizes. Consolation winners (to be announced next month) will be drawn from the remainder of these and other entries with the most correct answers. Clue 3, based on Amiga Basic Error Code 7 (out of memory), eliminated the two seven-lettered possibilities, Whitley and Mikaros. Clue 4 Indicated Vestry (the odd person out among Stone and Stone). Unlike the numerical exercises of Part I, Part II demanded powers of deductive reasoning. We realize that interpretations here were, by necessity, somewhat subjective. Be that as it may, here is how our tale unfolded. Harry Stone planned to drug Rambling Boy, making it appear that Everett Whitley drugged his own horse so that Everett could bet against him. Although he has a fairly generous trust fund, the ne’er-do-well Harry is afraid his high-principled father will carry through with his recent threat to disinherit him, and then make Whitley his heir. Jeremiah has always treated the hard-working Whitley like a son, especially since the young man's father was killed in a training accident for which Jeremiah feels at least partly responsible. Miranda Langtry despises her sardonic, middle- aged husband, whom she married at an early age, mistakenly thinking he was the epitome of wealthy Southern gentility. She is infatuated with the handsome and ruthless Harry, with whom she has been having an affair over the past year. As an accomplished actress, she aids Harry by impersonating Cherry Rowers. (Both, as we know, are tall, shapely blondes, and some gaudy makeup, excessive lipstick, a tight-fitting skirt, and the proper wrong-side- of-the-tracks accent take care of the rest) The false Cherry makes sure the crowd at Mad- Igan’s won’t forget her entrance or her Intimate tete-a-tete with the unsuspecting Everett Whitley. The next morning, before the race, she reappears at Madigan’s (at 9:35 am) and, with several witnesses in earshot, makes a $ 10,000 bet with Jimmy The Satchel using Harry’s money against Rambling Boy. (Remember, the real Cherry Flowers was seen at 9:20 am with Big Joey D. at the Casino a full 35 minutes' drive from Madigan's.) All the evidence for the fix is in place. Harry Stone, meanwhile, has invested another $ 10,000 to persuade the real Cherry Rowers to disappear the morning after the race. Unfortunately for Harry and Miranda, they did not realize that on the morning before the race when they were discussing their plans in the Lang- trys’ hotel suite, Bulord Langtry was not at the racetrack as had been supposed. Having seen Harry drive up to the hotel, Buford returned to the suite, where Miranda was still asleep, and hid outside on the terrace to listen to what young Stone and Miranda were up to. Miranda, awakened by her lover, let Harry into the room, where the two went over the final details of their plot. Part I was a bit of a “morning workout,” as they say In horse racing, for our contestants to guess by process of elimination the name of the victim from the list of 10 possibilities. Clue 1 (genetic code) eliminated the three women Miranda, Cherry, and Marjorie. The numerical range was 1- 26 (the alphabet) and the numbers eliminated, respectively, were: 1-14 (wicket pass-throughs), 26 (Teddy Rooseveit), 21-17 (21 Club and "Seventeen” magazine), 16 and 15 (square root of 256 and number below it), 22 (22nd Amendment), 23 (Benjamin Harrison’s presidency between Cleveland’s two nonconsecutive terms). This left 24 and 25 (translated as "x” and "y” and thus denoting, genetically, a male; eliminate females). Clue 2 (height in inches) was a mathematical exercise in AmigaDOS Error Codes ([205 + 202 + 218]-[224 + 223+ 104)=74). The victim was 6'2" tall, thus eliminating the two jockeys, Russell and Walker. MYSTERY SWEEPSTAKES FINALIST PRIZE WINNERS Runner-Up: Second Prize Ray Stach La Mesa, CA Runner-Up: Third Prize Brian Stach Portland, OR Grand Prize Rick and Terri Foster Los Gatos, CA Seventh Prize Steve Federowicz Denver, CO Eighth Prize John Wilson Riverside, CA Tenth Prize Jeff Thomas Fairborn, OH Eleventh Prize Chuck Polk Harvest, AL Fourth Prize Edward H. Bartz, Jr. South River, NJ Fifth Prize Mark Golczewski Baltimore, MD Ninth Prize Olaf Haakonstad Ann Arbor, Ml Twelfth Prize Kay Johnson Harker Heights, TX Sixth Prize Jim McKenzie New Port Richey, FL Langtry, long aware of his wife's affair and not particularly bothered by It, received great amusement from the lovers' plan because he saw a way to profit from it Not only would he gamer immense satisfaction from seeing his old rival Jeremiah Stone humbled in the Travers Stakes, but also, as the trainer of Dervish clearly the second best horse In the race he would probably win the 10% trainer's share of the winning owner's purse of $ 600,000 a cool $ 60,000 he hadn't been counting on at all. Not only that, but he might wager, say, $ 5000 at odds of 3 or 4 to 1 generous if one knows the odds-on favorite won't be In the hunt Langtry pays a visit to Madigan's later that morning to make a bet with Jimmy The Satchel. Davis Longfellow, who knows Langtry quite well, engages him In conversation and drinks before Langtry has a chance to place his bet Langtry, feeling expansive from his cocktails, lets drop a hint that he has inside information about Rambling Boy. Within the next 15 minutes, Longfellow discovers all and concocts an idea that will become the plan for which he has been searching these many months to realize his complex ambitions. Having long courted Marjorie Mackenzie after her husband’s death, and been gently but firmly two years and, more recently, Longfellow's as well. Marjorie with her Three Legs Farm situated right in the middle of the proposed development is, of course, the stumbling block. She is too stubborn to sell, but too much in debt to hold out indefinitely and Longfellow must continue to appear to be her friend and staunch supporter. Longfellow's proposal to Langtry sketched in brilliant, lightning-quick strokes is this: Suppose Langtry were to withdraw Dervish this morning from the race, saying that there is simply no way Rambling Boy can be beaten even by the next best horse In the race. By doing so and here spurned in his advances, Longfellow has come to secretly despise her over the last year. He has instead become clandestinely involved with Clara Gilsum, whose dreams of assembling the multi- mllllon-dollar Spa City development scheme have consumed her every waking moment for the last Longfellow summons up all the nerve he can muster for this lie Langtry could help the much- beleaguered Marjorie Mackenzie, a woman admired by all for her tenacious pride and good sporting humor in the face of ruin. The trick is to switch Dervish for Hope's Last Chance just before THE 1989 AMIGAWORLD MYSTERY SWEEPSTAKES the race. Marjorie’s horse and Langtry's Dervish are both dark bays of nearly identical conformation and markings. Dervish’s octogenarian owner gives Langtry free reign over decisions about his horses and, besides, he is not even in Saratoga for the race. And Longfellow will see to It that the unsuspecting Marjorie herself is occupied in the crucial few last moments when Langtry switches the horses on the way to the paddock before the race. Marjorie's trainer, Syl Vestry, Is basically an honest chap, but he Is completely devoted to her and he will never refuse Longfellow when he explains that this will mean the entire difference between saving or losing the farm. The jockey will be well paid by Vestry to ask no questions. There will be so much of an uproar when Rambling Boy trails In a dull last that in the confusion It will be a breeze to switch the horses back to their original barns after the race. Langtry, of course, will be giving up his winning trainer's share of $ 80,000, but as a betting man he can make a fortune wagering on an apparent 100 to 1 longshot who is almost certain to win. A mere $ 5000 could net him S500.000 tax free! And, besides, with Marjorie collecting the $ 600,000 paid to the winning owner, she will be able to keep her farm and dash the Spa City development plan in which Langtry’s archrival, Jeremiah Stone, is the major investor. The plan appeals to the gambler and old reprobate in Langtry, and the deal is set. Longfellow, as we know, plans to play a somewhat different hand with the cards he is dealing. The switch before the race works to perfection. Later, however, after the midnight climax of the costume ball, he goes to the racetrack. After making sure Everett Whitley has left his stable after his 12 o’clock check on the horses, he waits next door at Syl Vestry's stable. Syl, as stated, always goes back to his barn at 1 am to perform a similar check. When Vestry arrives, Longfellow grabs him from behind, knocks him unconscious, and drags him next door to Everett Whitley's barn. He then takes Whitley’s pitchfork and stabs the helpless victim repeatedly. Closing the bam door, he takes off his gloves, gets in his car, and drives away. The perfect frame job is now in place. The next morning his plan will begin moving to Its final. Inevitable conclusion. The post-race lab tests conducted on Rambling Boy a standard procedure for all losing favorites in any race will return positive for the drug used to make him lethargic. The stories about Whitley, the false Cherry Flowers, and the bet will Implicate Whitley in a fix. The body of winning trainer Syl Vestry found in Whitley’s own bam and stabbed with Whitley’s pitchfork, and the fact that Whitley was known to have been in the barn less than an hour before the murder, will suggest an even more widespread fix and a falllng-out between the thieves Vestry and Whitley, victim and murderer fighting over their share of the spoils. More Importantly, the murder will lead to a certain investigation of the entire race and an equally certain uncovering of the Dervish-Hope’s Last Chance switch carried out supposedly by Whitley and Vestry without Langtry’s knowledge. The purse money will be taken from Marjorie Mackenzie, she will be ruined, and Three Legs Farm will fall to Clara Gilsum’s development scheme. And the only living person who will know of Longfellow’s involvement, Buford Langtry, will never tell because if anyone finds out he made a half-million dollars on the fix, he will be implicated In the crime. Besides, Langtry is hardly a man of conscience. 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Info.phile RAM Returns: Making Memory Pay Off Invest some of your Amiga’s main memory and reap handy dividends in faster, more efficient performance. By Bill Catchings and Mark L. Van Name ONE OF THE simplest ways to make your Amiga work faster and more efficiently is through a little creative tinkering with its one megabyte (or more, perhaps) of main memory. If you are not an A2000 owner, we are assuming you have upgraded to at least one meg. With RAM chip prices finally starting to spiral downward again, there is little reason for anyone to be confined to 512K. The A501 512K Memory Expansion Module for the Amiga 500 is under S200. If you have an .Amiga 1000, you can expect to pay a bit more, but either way it is a great investment. Flog Those Floppies! One of the first things you should do with that 512K or more of extra memory is to speed up those annoyingly slow floppy-disk drives. AmigaDOS associates with each floppy drive or hard-disk partition a small pool of memory called a buffer area. .AmigaDOS stores in that area blocks of information that you recently used. When you need data from a disk, .AmigaDOS checks first to see if that data is in the buffer area. If so, AmigaDOS bypasses the disk and retrieves your data much faster, 'fry running INFO twice in a row; the second time you usually won’t have to read the disks. I You can speed up your disk reads by using ADD BUFFERS to increase the size of the buffer. ADDBUFFERS’ arguments are simply the name of a drive and the number of buffers you want to add. You must use the ADDBUFFERS command for each drive, because each one has its own buffer area. Place these commands in the S STARTU P-SFQUENCE file on the working copy of your Workbench disk, and the whole process becomes automatic. It will not cost you much for these extra buffers. For example, the command ADDBUFFERS DF0: 30 sets aside 30 more buffers for your inter- nal floppy drive. Each buffer consumes only 512 bytes, so this statement costs you only 15K. Even if you have several megabytes of memory, however, don't add more than 30 buffers per device. Once you get above 30 extra buffers, the inefficiencies of the AmigaDOS buffer-management software begin to cancel the benefits. ADDBUFFERS has one other problem: It does not always help with disks that use the old, pre-1.3 file system which unfortunately today includes all floppy drives, (You can, and should, run your hard disks with the new Fast File- System.) If you want to ensure that you are speeding up all of your disk accesses, buy FACC II ($ 34.95), a utility from ASDG that we discussed previously (see "info.phile,” Sept, ’89, p. 56). It is a fairly inexpensive and superior alternative to ADDBUFFERS. Some Extras for the CLI Set ADDBUFFERS is an asset whether you use the Workbench or the Shell. 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• May be powered from the Amiga or from optional 9V DC plugpak. SPECIAL OFFER MAY BE UPGRADED TO A TWINDRIVE does not have to read them from a disk. Because you can make individual com- mands resident, this is a nice alternative to the old technique of copying all of your commands into a C directory in the RAM: disk. There is one small catch: You can onlv make a command resident if it is pure. A program is pure if it is reentrant (several processes can run it simultaneously) and re-executable (you can run it repeatedly). To find out if a command is pure, LIST your C directory and check the command's attributes; if you see the letter p, the command is pure. To make commands resident automatically when you boot your Amiga, follow the standard Amiga DOS example and place your RESIDENT statements in the file S STARTUPII, which STARTUP- SEQUENCE executes. The amount of memory that resident commands consume depends on the size of those commands; you can calculate the total by adding their sizes. You Get What You Pay For So far we have discussed techniques that yield minor improvements for small expenditures of memory (in the 100K-200K range). For even more speed and efficiency, consider investing 396K or more on a bootable, recoverable-RAM disk. You can boot from the new 1.3 recoverable-RAM disk, RAD:, if you have an A1000 with a 1.3 Kickstart disk, or an A500, A2000, or A2500 with the 1.3 Kickstart ROM. Even if your Amiga cannot reboot from RAD:, you can still use RAD: to relieve you from having to keep Workbench in one of your disk drives. The 1.3 documentation suggests that you need two megabytes or more of memory to make a rebootable RAD:, While it is ideal to have at least two megs (because you can then simply make RAD: a full 880K and copy your entire Workbench disk to it), it is possible to get by with less than half that amount. First, you must create RAD:. Unlike the older RAM:, RAD: has a fixed size that vou control with an entry in DEVS • MOUNTLIST, much as you would set the size of any disk. The cylinders on RAD: are the same i IK size as those on a floppy. The default MOUNTLIST entry for RAD: has 22 cylinders. We will need to make it a little larger. Use an ASCII editor, such as ED or MEM ACS, to set the HighCyl field of that entry to
35. This gives RAD: 36 cylinders, or 396K. Now you must fill RAD: with the right files and directories. Listing 1 contains a hatch file, MAKE_RAD, that will fill this small RAD: and transfer control of your Amiga to it. Type these commands into a batch file MAKE RAD in your S direc- tory, and then insert the line EXECUTE MAKE_RAD in your S STARTUP-SEQUENCE file between the FASTMEMF1RST and BIND- DRI VERS statements. That’s it; you’re ready to go. Reboot your Amiga and you will be able to run off RAD:. (Be sure to remove your Workbench disk from the internal drive first; your Amiga will always try to boot first from any disk there.) * There are, of course, some limitations. For one thing, you can use easily only the commands that we copied into RAD:C. To use any other command, you must insert your Workbench disk into a drive and use the full pathname of that command (for example, “Workbench
1. 3:ED“). Alternatively, you could make RAD: larger and copy that command into it, or remove one of our choices and replace it with your own. Another minor problem with our RAD: setup is that it leaves no room in its PREFS and UTILITIES directories for the programs that usually reside there, because those directories are needed to enable a RATH statement in S STARTUP-SEQUENCE to work. Fortunately, you normally have little use for these and are unlikely to miss them. .Also, if vou have made resident any commands that we copy into RAD:, remove those RESIDENT statements; there is no need to put two copies of any command into memory. Our hatch file may seem a bit too much like magic, but it does work. The comments should help you to understand it. Next time, we will take a closer look at batch files; that information should help answer any remaining questions about MAKE RAD. Bill Cate lungs and Mark .. Van Name are contributing editors to AmigaWorld. Write to them at 10024 Sycamore RdDurham, NC 27703. Listing 1. MAKE-RAD ; See if RAD: is a known device. If not, Mount it FAILAT 30 ASSIGN > NIL: RAD: EXISTS IF WARM ECHO "Mounting the recoverable RAM disk" MOUNT RAD: ; if you have not already created a C directory ; in RAD:, make one now. IF MOT EXISTS RAD:C MAKEDIR RAD:C ; Copv into this directory the commands you need ; foi* the standard S STARTUP-SEQUENCE. COPY C:COPY RAD:C ASSIGN C: RAD:C COPY DFO:C ADDBUFFERS C: COPY DFO:C ASSIGN C: COPY DFO:C BINDDRIVERS C: COPY DFO:C BREAK C: COPY DFO:C CD C: COPY DFO:C ECHO C: COPY DFO:C ENDCLI C: COPY DFO:C ENDIF C: COPY DFO:C EXECUTE C: COPY DFO:C FAILAT C: COPY DFO:C FF C: COPY DFO:C IF C: COPY DFO:C LOADWB C: COPY DFO:C MOUNT C: COPY DFO:C NEWSHELL C: COPY DFO:C PATH C: COPY DFO:C PROMPT C: COPY DFO:C REMRAD C: COPY DFO:C RENAME C: COPY DFO:C RESIDENT C: COPY DFO:C RUN C: COPY DFO:C SETCLGCK C: COPY DFO:C SETPATCH C: COPY DFO:C WAIT C: ; Now copy into it some other commands ; that you frequently use. COPY DFO:C DSLETE C: The Your AMIGA Visa and MasterCard Accepted HOURS: 8 AM to 7 PM Monday - Friday 8 AM to 4 PM Saturday Call on Sunday lyar « r75* Marketplace Software Shop, Inc Software and Hardware Marl Hardware Spectacular! Sensational Savings! Compare! HardCards W HF2000 HardCards w FastCard FastTrack A500 A1000 Supra HardCards Memory Expansion A2j 000 A2500 A500 A1000 HardFrame $ 249 FastCard $ 159 FastTrack Sys. $ 379 Supra Controller $ 210 8Up 2Mg $ 435 Starboard Ok $ 269 138N 32Mg 589 138N 32Mg 506 138N 32Mg 722 138N 32Mg 579 8Up 4Mg 689 Starboard 512K 339 157N 48Mg 659 157N 48Mg 589 157N 48Mg 799 157N 48Mg 629 8Up 6Mg 929 Starboard 1Mg 399 Quantum 40Mg 729 Quantum 40Mg 639 Quantum 40Mg 869 277N 63Mg 739 8Up 8Mg 1159 Starboard 2Mg 579 Quantum 80Mg 1059 Quantum BOMg 979 Quantum BOMg 1199 Quantum 40Mg 679 Spirit 512K 305 MiniMeg 512K 378 Quantum 105Mg 1129 Quantum 105Mg 1039 Quantum 105Mg 1279 Quantum 80Mg 1011 Spirit iMg 379 MiniMeg 1Mg 459 277N 63Mg 759 277N 63Mg 689 277N 63Mg 889 Quantum 105Mg 1099 Spirit 1.5Mg 439 MiniMeg 2Mg 599 External 5.25 Drv $ 179 External 3.5 Drv $ 119 Internal 3.5 Drv $ 89 Digi-View Gold, WV 1410 Panasonic camera w lens and Copy stand $ 399 .. S97 .00 .. . 1500 ... 15 00 .. 129 00 ... 97 00 .. 129 00 .. 249 00 ... 6900 129 00 1-800-752-0050 In Mass. Call.... 1-508-756-6452 SALES AND QUOTES (outside Mass.): 1-800-752-0050 SHIPPING AND TECHNICAL SERVICE: 1-508-756-6452 QUOTE-A-FAX: 1-508-799-9354
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* 44 Games3 - More great games including Life, Vegas Slot Machine, Reverst, others. ? *52 Basic Games - Tons ol Abasic games - discover some treasures! ? *61 Abasic GrabBag * Only about 100 of all types!!!!! ? *102 Sinking Island - Return to Sinking Island is an excellent adventure game. Well worth the price - hours of enjoyment!!! (By Terry Fike} ? *114 Potpourri X - Othello. A key-shortcut program for AmigaDos. Various new tools, automatic printer-driver generator, much more. ? *118 Great Graphic Games - Includes Missle Command, 3-D Triclops. Cosmo-asteroids clone, BrakeOut, Yatzee, Hack and more. ? *121 Backgammon - A great game from David Addison. ? *122 Solitaire - Two versions by David Addison. ? *123 Cribbage - Take on the computer. ? *124 Milestone - A great computer version of Miles Bournes by the author of Monopoly for the Amiga, David Addison. ? *125 Othello - A great 3-D version of this popular game. ? *127 Wheel of Fortune - Everythingbut Varna! Great graphics and sound (even speech). J *137 Blackjack - A full-featured game which allows pair- splitting, double-down, etc.
* 148 Boulder Dash - Very popular game with excellent raphics and has several challenging levels " *153 Tunnel Vision - A fantastic 3-D game with excellent sound, speech, and graphics. ? *154 MAXIT - A fun strategy game that you can play against a human or computer opponent. ? *155 Battleship - Play against the computer. Has great sounds like missiles and explosions. GRAPHICS ? *119 mCAD - A full-featured computer-aided design program. ? *136 Graphics2 - Border Set-useful for desktop publishing and video, making cards, coupons or menus, and your own artwork. ANIMATIONS ? *144 Christmas Animations - 10 beautiful scenes and raphics with Fantastic sound.
* 145 Animations 3 - More Great Animations. 3 very good demos plus 3 workbench pictures and Blobs. ? *158 Sinking Island II (TWO Disk Set!) By Terry Fike - Great text graphic adventure. 4 map scenes, underground chambers and much more. ? *160 Pilot - Learn all you need to know about Alaska with this pilot demo. ? *161 Sorry - Like the board game. Also includes bully and amazing. ? *162 Video Poker - All the fun of Vegas without the risk! ? *163 Money 8c Trii - Grab the money, avoid the tax collector. Also Trix, an arcade like game. ? *164 Bank’in - By Hal Carter, Keep your account in perfect balance. D *165 Wheel with Vanna - Play against two computer opponents. The game with everything, including Vanna. D *166 Hedit - A text editor. Try this one, you'll never use Ed again. ? *167 Public Domain Catalog - By Hat Carter, Keep track of all your disks. 0 *168 Grocery List - Complete ilemized prinlout of all your rocery items.
* 169 Ledger - Track income and expenditures. Great for small businesses and clubs. ? *171 Escape from Jovi - Escape from underground cave svstem of Jupiter.
* 173 Mastermind - Break the hidden code. A game for people who like a challange. ? *1741 or 5 Stay Alive- A dicegame for the daring, Don't get too greedy or you'll lose it all. ? *175 ART - Another great graphic disk. Volcano with burning lava. Ocean scene (sunrise to sunset) ? *176 Galactic Worm - Great arcade maze like game. Also super Brickout ? *177 Kamikazi Chess - Lose all your pieces to win! ? *23 Monopoly - Excellent color and graphics in this adaption of the famous board game. Play against computer opponents. This program is definitely of commercial quality - a must! Requires 512K. ? *27 Amoeba Invaders - This fantastic game plays just like the original arcade classic, Space Invaders, but with enhanced color and digitized sound. You'll find more great games on this disk. ? *128 Space Games - Cosmoroids (like asteroids) and Gravity Wars highlight this disk just full of games. ? *131 PacMan ’87 - Better than the original. Great graphics, sound, and options. Keeps a top-10 list. May be our most popular disk. ? *139 Bull Run - Great Civil War strategy game. Disk also includes a small Data Base. Reminder, Grocery Construction Set, Will Kit, Labe! Maker programs. ? *142 Q-Bert - Fashioned from the popular Q-Bert game. Good graphics. Other Programs include _ MakeLabei, Nutty 9 game, Softball Status program, Hustle! ? *77 Instruments - Turn your keyboard into 25 different musical instruments. ? *37 Business Programs 1 - The programs include an address book, an amortization program, talking mail manager, label printer, and much more. ? *140 Virus Killer - End the worry of having the virus on your disks. Excellent utility program. ? *146 Calendar - A very good personal calendar! For special events, bill-tracking, etc. For SUPPPORT or INFORMATION call (503) 826-7679 NEW ADDITIONS THE TOP 10 ORDERS & CUSTOMER SERVICE ;::$ m this month’s specials! ¦ ¦ • ffff Master 3A-1 Drive ....$ 11i s27l Chinon3.5"InternalDD ......$ 99 s% Sony Bulk Diskettes! Ea. $ 1.15 2MB 8MB A2000 RAM card 51 2K A500 RAM expansion . If you don t see it listed. ..Just ask! F ORDERS & CUSTOMER SERVICE 1-800-735-4428 Q Hours: Monday-Friday 9-6 (PST) Notice: We aid Law Enforcement agencies in the prosecution of Credit Card fraud! 6335 SE 82ndt Portland, OR97266, (503) 777-1008, FAX: (503) 777-1252 A Division of Doxsis Systems, Inc. Veni, Vidi, Vici General Hunter takes to the battlefield. By B.G. Hunter MARCHING DOWN THE fields of last month’s football games put me in a conquering mood. I wanted more to take over a world or an entire galaxy. So, I played a trio of games (Reach for the Stars, Stellar Conflict, and Empire) that cater to the Caesar in all of us. In all three, you, the commander-in-chief, start out in control of a single location in a largely mysterious world or universe. With the production capabilities of that location, you produce the things you need to explore and conquer the rest of the world or universe. You’re not alone, of course; up to three other would- be empire-builders are also producing, exploring, and expanding. The computer will fill these roles, or you can play one or more human opponents. Play moves through three main phases. (Be warned: these games can take a lot of time. Fortunately, you can save them and resume at the same spot later.) In the exploration phase, you produce units that you use to explore the nearby area. Your goal is to find additional planets or cities that you can conquer and use to increase your production. In the annexation phase, you subjugate these underdeveloped neutral locations. Once you’ve captured a location, you make it start producing more armies, ships, or defenses for your cause. The final phase, conquest, begins when you encounter your enemies. You try to conquer their locations, while at the same time defending your own. You must manage massive production and deployment problems as you extend your empire over the playing field. Reach for the Stars In Reach for the Stars (Strategic Studies Group Pty. Ltd., $ 45), your playing field is an entire galaxy. You begin with a single planet. You explore the other stars in the galaxy with the scout ships you produce. As ? MM MC6A (VGA) MINDSCAPE INC dit card number and expiration dati and allow 3-5 weeks lor delivery. L, Commodore Electronics Ltd.. Inter: send a check or money order to Mmdscapo Inc.. P.O.Box 1167. Northbrook. IL 60065. C64 *.i srs like this part: c 1989 Mmdscapo Inc. Mmdscapo is a trademark of Mmdscapejlnc. Copyngh mat Business Machines Corp., Tandy Corp. Commodore-Amiga Inc. and Atari Corp. respecih Visit your ST and Ai Tandy. An iter. To purchase by* s'“: 549.95, Please a tand Atari aie register SM Tandy*: S39.95:iBaiv Tengen. C64 and 128pBM. ,'mes Corp. Alt rights Userved each scout encounters one of the 54 stars, it tells you the number (up to three) and types of planets around that star. You use that information to choose nearby planets to colonize. Those planets should be habitable and have large production potentials. If you’re lucky, you might even have another suitable planet in your own solar system. The number of resource units a planet can produce depends on its production capacity, population size, and physical and social environments. You invest resource units to improve planets to increase their production. Once you've brought a planet to its maximum potential, you can use it to produce warships and colonize other worlds. Eventually, of course, you’ll come into conflict with the other three interstellar commanders. You must balance your expenditures for environmental, production, and technological improvements, as well as colonization, with those for planetary defense and warship production. After all, your enemies might attack you first. Reach for the Stars combines these factors and many others into a rich and complex game. It also offers good graphics and an Amiga-style user interface that make it a pleasure to play. The key to success is to maintain a low profile. Don’t overextend yourself, and don’t antagonize your enemies at least, that is, until you’re ready to fight to the death! Build your armada quietly and then strike suddenly in the latter stages of the game. The game’s scoring recognizes that it could take you forever to vanquish all your foes completely: You play for a set number of turns, with winning based on points for battle victories and planetary production. I logged a lot of hours with this game, but it's the only one of the three that I never won. If you want the most playing hours for your dollar, Reach for the Stars is the game for you. Stellar Conflict Stellar Conflict (Par Software Inc., $ 39.95) also operates on a galactic scale, although a somewhat simpler one. Unlike Reach for the Stars, Stellar Conflict gives only one planet to each star, and the entire galaxy fits on one screen. You and the other three players each start with a base planet. While you can see all the planets, you can discover their resource development potentials only by exploring them. .All revenues from your planets go back to your base planet; lose that base and you get no revenues. Your decisions are also simpler: You have to worry only about producing ships. Of course, you must balance the number of ships you leave behind for planetary defense with the number you take on conquests. Your base planet uses the revenues from the colonies to produce all your ships. You can send those ships to other planets via any of the 19 hyperspace channels or the two superspace (twice as fast as hyperspace) channels. To win at Stellar Conflict, you must manage your supply lines well. Ships in hyperspace are inaccessible, so planet-hop where possible. Stay mobile, so that you can protect your home planet; you can always recapture other planets later. The game also sports a nice .Amiga interface, and it is the shortest of the bunch; you can finish a game in a few hours. This ability may make Stellar Conflict the best choice if you’re new to conquest. Empire I enjoyed all three of these games so much that I had a tough time picking a favorite. I eventually chose Empire (Interstel Corp., $ 49.95). In it, your goal is to conquer a single planet, not a galaxy. You start with one city. Using the armies that it produces, you then find and capture other cities on your continent. You can make each city produce such different forces as armies, fighter jets, submarines, aircraft carriers, and battleships. It takes a different number of turns to produce each kind of force, and, of course, you use different forces in different ways. Fighters, for example, can travel five spaces in a turn; while armies can travel only one. Such high-speed travel is expensive, however: Fighters must refuel at a city or aircraft carrier every 20 spaces. When you’ve conquered your continent, it’s time for the rest of the world. Armies can travel only on land, however, and only armies can conquer cities, so you must build a navy. Each troop transport can carry six armies to land masses that you should scout first with your fighters. Throughout this process you must manage the Manufacturers5 Addresses Interstel Corp. distributed by Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Dr. San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171 Par Software PO Box 1089 Vancouver, WA 98666 206 694-1539 800 433-8433 Strategic Studies Group distributed by Electronic Arts see address above eees> Order Toll Free mil
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All this effort pays off when you encounter either of your two rivals. Good planning is particularly important because of the large size of the playing field and the comparatively slow speed of many of your crucial forces. It’s a bad idea, for example, to produce battleships near the front line where the city is vulnerable to capture. Nor do you want to build armies 50 spaces behind the front line, where they will dawdle uselessly. For the power hungry, I recommend all three of these games. With luck, you, too, will be able to say that you came, saw, and conquered. ? Although not the type to be caged in an office, B. G. Hunter does skulk in occasionally to pick up his mail. Write to him do AmigaWorld, Editorial Dept., SO Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. E V S I E R G A M F, VV Gunship By Kevin C. Rohrer THE U.S. ARMY’S Apache attack helicopter flies faster, is more durable, and packs more firepower than any other of its type; Gunship puts you at its controls. Familiarize yourself with the Apache’s realistic controls and weapons' systems (Sidewinder air-to-air and Hellfire antitank missiles, 2.75-inch free-flight rockets, and 30mm cannon rounds) by taking it for a few spins around the gunnery range in the U.S., shooting up simulated enemy emplacements to your heart’s content without getting shot at. Practice your landings until they become second nature to you, as they are difficult to master. Your skills will be tested when you fly missions in four war zones, picking the danger level of each assignment, the caliber of your enemy, and the flight’s realism level. Begin in Southeast Asia, where the enemy isn’t especially dangerous, hut watch out for their antiaircraft defenses. If you sur- vive, move to Central America, then the Middle East, but be careful: The enemy becomes more numerous, better armed, and more deadly. If 4 you’re still alive after the Middle East, enter the meat grinder of Western Europe and do battle with Warsaw Pact forces. On a mission, you use a combination of the mouse or joystick, and keyboard, to pilot your helicopter through enemy territory, destroying their units, vehicles, and installations. Next, take out your prime and secondary targets, and head for home, all the while keeping an eye on the altimeter and fuel gauges, damage warning lights, and threat indicator. Should a missile appear on the latter display, drop chaff if it’s radar guided and turn on the ECM, or drop flares if it’s guided by infrared. Once you’ve landed, you’ll receive your debriefing, with its accompanying promotions and awards, or Court’s Martial, if your mission failed. While Micro Prose made Gunship as realistic as possible, the game falls short in the graphics and sound departments. The screens aren’t as detailed as versions for other computers, and there are few digitized sounds. Those included are poor. Gunship is an exciting, detailed simulation of a modern combat helicopter, hut its mediocre graphics and sound, plus the excessive copyprotection, make it a near miss. ($ 54.95, Micro Prose, 180 Ijike- front Drive, Hunt Valley, MI) '21030, 301 771-1151'. No special requirements,) Blood Money By Tim Walsh A FOLLOW-UP TO Menace, Blood Money has what it takes to attract the masses: beautifully detailed graphics, fast shooting action, and an introductory screen replete with unique sounds, digitized voices, and music. Seeing this demo once is enough, though; to bypass it, press the joystick’s fire button and the left mouse button simultaneously. To further slow things down at boot up, the game asks you to replace disk one with disk two in dfl):; keeping disk two in dfl: ? Software Discounters of America .
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Cat Fridays tor unannounced specials. Amiga is a trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Go AMIGA is in no way associated with Commodore-Amiga. Delivery subject to product availability * Prices subject to change • Circle 26 on Reader Service Card from p. 18 up on screen, which is a potential source of confusion for children, as is the fact that the program refers to China’s capital as Peking (the manual does too, but includes the currently used name of Beijing in parentheses). My only other complaint concerns the fact that once you have completed 15 assignments and succeed in capturing Carmen herself, you are welcomed into the Acme Agency’s Hall of Fame and automatically retired. To continue playing then, you must start over as a rookie under a new name. I would like to see supplement disks offering more levels perhaps, but more importantly, another 30 or so cities. These few criticisms are minor compared with the program’s overall quality. Where in the World Is Carmen San- diego? Is fun and educational. It will not form the backbone of a geography course, but in an age when many high- school graduates cannot identify London on a world map, a captivating and entertaining means for learning basic facts is commendable. A few hours on the search for these villains, and the almanac, atlas, and perhaps even the encyclopedia will no longer be strangers to your child. 1 am eagerly awaiting Rroder- bund’s planned release of Where in the USA Is Carmen Sandiego? And Where in Europe Is Carmen Sandiego? Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Broderbund Software Inc. 17 Paul Dr. San Rafael, CA 94903-2101 415 492-3500 800 527-6263 $ 44.95 No special requirements. SUPRAMODEM 2400zi Here's some inside information. By John Foust ONE-SIZE-FlTS-all external modems are a dime a dozen. Supra Corporation's newest telecommunications hardware, however, is fashionably different. The SupraModem 2400zi, the first internal modem available for the Amiga, is tailor- made for A2000-series machines. Fitting the unit into your machine is a cinch: Simply remove the cover (and the five screws holding it there) from your computer, and slip the six-inch square card into an expansion slot. A short cable extends from the modem card to the back of the computer, where a small jack assembly fits into any of the openings at the back of the computer. The modern comes wired for those used bv IBM PC i cards, but Supra thoughtfully includes an alternate assembly for the opening behind the Amiga coprocessor slot; thus, you can make do in the unlikely event that the PC side is full. Supra supplies the extra phone cable needed. Unplug your phone from the wall, connect it to the modem, join the extra cable from the modem to the wall, and you are wired and set to go. You can use the phone for voice calls when the modem is not in use, although I noticed a harmless click on the line whenever I powered up my Amiga while talking on the phone. The 2400zi package includes a well- written 88-page manual, a wonderful reference card that lists all Hayes AT commands, and a disk of impressive installation software. All the installation programs work well from both the Workbench and the Cll, and while other programs employ the COPY comand for setting options, the 2400zi software lets you set options using either Tooltypes or the command line. The only thing that prevents this package from being 100 percent ready-to-go is its lack of any public-domain telecommunications program (ordinarily as common as ragweed pollen). The ShowModem program opens a window with graphic substitutes for the HS, CD, RD, SD, TR, and MR LED lights found on most external modems. You can open the ShowModem window onto Workbench (or any other program that has a title bar on its screen) by specifying the host program's screen title in the CLL If you try this, you should remember to quit ShowModem before exiting the host program; until AmigaDOS
1. 4 arrives, closing the host first leaves you prone to a guru visit. Mix and Match To replace the connection external modems provide to the serial port, Supra supplies a device driver that talks to the internal 2400zi. Weighing in at 10,504 bytes, the Supra modemO.device is twice the size of the regular serial.device. To copy it to your DEVS: directory, simply use the InstallDriver program supplied with the modem. Although most late-model telecommunications programs offer settings that let you specify a device driver and unit number, older programs often assume that the serial port driver is named serial.device, and that the unit number is
0. The included ModemModify utility lets you alter telecommunications programs to use the Supra modem device by changing every occurrence of “serial.device” in the program file to “modemO.device.” A program thus modified will access the internal modem instead of the standard serial device. If you want to use an external modem in addition to the 2400zi, you will need to duplicate your telecommunications program and use the standard copy for the external unit and a customized one for the internal SupraModem. If you would like to use multiple internal modems (you can install up to five in one machine), you must customize a copy of your telecom program for each. Because of the way the 2400zi communicates with telecommunications software, it will not work with programs that do not use the serial.device for serial programming. Micro-Systems Software’s Online! Won’t work, for instance, because Supra’s ModemModify utility cannot locate “serial.device” in the program. The Supra manual warns that the public-do- main program Handshake does not work, either. Make a Statement An ability to handle phone line noise is crucial for a modem. Some line noise is unavoidable, of course, but the Supra- Modem 2400zi held up well on local bulletin boards. On long-distance direct calls it performed as well as a much more expensive modern. Through a small speaker installed on the card, the modem lets you listen as it works. At first I could barely hear the dial tone and dialing sounds over the fans and hard disk, but changing the volume setting from medium to high with the ATL3 command fixed the problem. (You can also turn the sound off completely.) The AT&W command saves your volume setting. Overlapping and interdependent tasks involved in a complicated undertaking. The package includes facilities for planning, tracking, controlling, and evaluating a project's success. Project Master is divided into six modules that run independently. Each of these helps you plan your project or provides feedback on your progress. To give you a practical example of how Project Master works, let's assume that you are in charge of setting up a new desktop- Although an external modem is a slightly safer purchase considering you can use it on any computer equipped with a serial port, adding the internal SupraModem is a smart way to reduce the clutter behind your Amiga 2000. The 2400zi performs well and comes with a one-year warranty. The package includes other extras, too: coupons from several telecommunications services (such as CompuServe, the Source, Genie, Official .Airline Guides electronic travel service, and the Dow Jones News Retrieval stock service), ranging from free signup to a SI5 credit. The world's most powerful MIDI sequencing software is available for Amiga! SupraModem 2400zi Supra Corp. Master Tracks Pro™ for Amiga features 64 tracks of real time and step recording, our exclusive Song Editor ™ and legendary graphic editing. Professional features include controller chasing, fit time, 16 MIDI channels,a built-in Sysex Librarian, a cue sheet for keeping track of hits and the ability to lock up to SMPTE via MIDI Time Code with the MIDI Transport.™ 1133 Commercial Way .Albany, OR 97321 503 967-9075 800 727-8772 SI 79.95 No special requirements. Project Master Manage your projects with graphs and numbers. For more information see a Passport dealer near you or call (415) 726-0280 for details on the Next Generation of Music Software™. By Loren Lovhaug PROJEC T M.ASTER IS best described as a project- or activity-accounting system. It can assist managers in juggling the publishing and video-presentation group for your company. This undertaking involves some major steps, including: definition (of budget and resources, staff positions, and equipment needs), research (including evaluation of potential hardware and software purchases, and interviews with staff candidates), implementation (purchase of hardware and software, hiring of staff), installation (equipment and software setup, staff training), and evaluation (of progress and group readiness). Passport, 625 Miramontes Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (415)726-0280 Several of these tasks are interrelated and must follow in sequence, while others are independent. The Plan module, which defines your project graphically, lets you visualize the sequence and relationships of these major tasks. Each task within a project is represented by starting and ending nodes. You relate activities on your Plan chan by connecting their nodes with lines. 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(617) -244-6954 there are pull-down menus, a reposition- able toolbox including all menu items, and keyboard shortcuts for controlling the module. Plan diagrams can be saved as a standard IFF graphic for incorporation into other programs. You can access both the Input and Statistics modules through the Plan module, and thus enter all of the pertinent data for each task without leaving the Plan module. On the other hand, you can also bypass Plan module entirely if you do not want to construct a diagram of your project. Details, Details Fhe Input module lets you enter and update details relating to the numerous tasks that make up your project. Depending on whether you are entering projected or actual data, you will choose either the Planned or Actual entry mode. The program prompts you to enter individual task duration, starting and ending dates, costs, and resources. Going back to our example, we might identify various computer retailers and any in-house computer experts as resources for our hardware and software research task. While the format is adequate, the input blanks are a bit small; room for another dozen or so characters would allow for more descriptive category and task names. The Statistics module generates exhaustive statistical data about your project, including a summary of all possible task paths (jobs related to one project part), an analysis of the most optimistic and pessimistic start and completion dates for each task (and how these affect related tasks), estimated longest and shortest task-duration times (including measures of variance and standard deviation based on the slack in your task statistics), identification of critical paths (those required for the project to succeed) and maximum paths (longest possible project duration), full summaries of resource estimates and cost expenditures, and more. In our example, the Statistics module would identify at least three critical paths, including a staff-hiring path, and hardware- and software-acquiskions paths. It would also help you avoid potential problems. By continually monitoring the information it provides, you can alter your plan, if need be, to ensure completion of your enterprise. The final three modules Resources, Costs, and Time generate charts representing the data churned out by the Statistics module. Your charts can depict the entire project or individual tasks, resources, and cost centers, plus sub- groupings for each. You can scale the X and Y axes in all charts manually and automatically, and adjust the display colors. Project Master allows you to store all graphs in IFF format, and the Time charts (Gantt diagrams) can he saved as structured-object files for use with object- oriented graphics packages. You can also dump these files to any Preferences-sup- ported printer. Project Master’s 220-page manual includes plenty of illustrations, examples, and tutorials, plus a complete index. Several examples on the program disk illustrate possible project scenarios. Headed for the Big Leagues Project Master is powerful tool for professional managers who need to supervise complicated projects, manage resources, and make complicated time studies. The package is overkill for organizing a church bazaar; Project Master is aimed at the medium- to large-scale business market. Its table* and chart- making abilities make it good for preparing grant proposals, business plans, and group presentations as well as administering and evaluating projects once they are underway. Project Master Brown-Wagh Publishing 16795 Lark Ave. Suite 210 Los Gatos, CIA 95030 408 395-3838 SI 95 No special requirements Transcript It’s only words. By Sheldon Leemon TRANSCRIPT DISPLAYS ONLY one font on screen at a time, and makes no provision for including graphics in a document it does not even show line breaks as they will appear on the printed page. Transcript promises simply to help you write, edit, and print text at a very reasonable cost. At a time when the Amiga word processors in vogue are incorporating desktop-publishing features, you may wonder why Gold Disk is seemingly taking a step hack. The reasoning is simple. In the real world, the distinct functions of text composition and page layout are usually performed by different people. WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) programs must continually update the screen, a task that requires tremendous processing power. Consequently, such programs perform rather sluggishly. Moreover, graphics-placement features add to a program’s complexity and often and detract from the business of writing and editing text. Thus, Transcript is designed to complement page-layout software, not to replace it. In fact, Transcript allows you to import text from Gold Disk’s Professional Page desktop-publishing program, edit it, and export it hack to that program. If you wish, it will suppress the display of any formatting codes embedded in Pro Page text. Eventually, Gold Disk plans to allow Transcript to act as an on-line editor with Professional Page. The Name of the Game True to its billing as a high-performance word processor, Transcript provides a wide array of text-editing and -manipulating features. There are menu options with keyboard equivalents for moving the cursor forward and backward one word, one sentence, or one paragraph at a time, as well as the usual options for moving the cursor up or down a screen, to the beginning or end of a line, and to the top or bottom of your document. California Access™ All rights reserved 780 Montague.. 403, Sain Jose. CA 95131 Tel. (408) 435-1445, Fax (408) 435-7355 Jimmy B. Moral is a fictitious character, however. Oklahoma City, Ok. Does exist Last Temptation Jimmy B. Moral - Oklahoma City, Ok. Born again CA-880 owner The program has a scroll bar to help you move through text quickly, but unlike most, it is situated horizontally so that you must move the slider left to go towards the start of the document, and right to get to the end. The problem with this scheme is not the bar’s unusual orientation, but the fact that the slider remains the same size whether the text on screen represents the entire document or onlv a fraction of it. .As a result, moving the slider sometimes produces no result. Thankfully, the many other methods available for moving the cursor lessen the impact of this flaw. The program has menu options with keyboard equivalents for cutting words, sentences, paragraphs, and lines. It also allows you to mark text using the mouse or function keys. Unlike most programs, Transcript accumulates text that is cut or copied to the buffer, rather than replacing the contents of the buffer each time an addition is made. The unique Bookmark feature lets you store up to four individual cursor positions, which you can then jump to by pressing a function key. Yet another feature makes it easy to change a document from word-processor format (in which a new line character appears only at the end of each paragraph) to text-editor format (in which a new line character appears at the end of each line) and back again. Judging by Appearance Transcript gives you control over a number of factors that affect the program’s display and performance, and once you have chosen your settings, you can save them for future use. You can change the four colors used for background, text, borders, menus, and cursor. You can also resize the cursor, determine whether it blinks quickly, slowly, or at all, and designate the number of spaces to be used for tab stops. Documents are displayed on either the Workbench screen, a custom four-color non-interlaced screen, or a four-color interlaced screen, and if you have increased the size of your screen with Transcript’s More Rows utility, the program uses an overscanned display. T he program even gives you some control over the display font. On the Workbench or non-interlaced screen, your Preferences setting determines whether the Topaz 8 or Topaz 9 font is used; on interlaced screens, Topaz 11 is standard (although screen refreshing sometimes leaves bits of pixel fallout with this font). Finally, Transcript enables you to customize keyboard macros. You can program the function keys to produce up to ? Now avaifabie ... 40 famous and challenging golf courses for your MEAN 18: Ultimate Golf™:
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Another area needing more customization options is keyboard equivalents. Transcript has so many key-comrnand sequences that the program employs all Amiga-key combinations, the function keys, and many shift-key combinations as well. Granted, there are too many key- 4 4 board commands to use mnemonic assignments for all of them, hut users should be allowed to define these themselves, rather than having to remember that the Amiga-D combination is required to cut a line. Wrapped Up in Text In terms of print options, Transcript is fairly flexible but less than friendly. Most 4 4 print formatting is done by adding codes to the body of your text. For example, to set the left margin for even-numbered pages to eight, you would type: SHIFT-ALT-s>118. There are special formatting codes to set margins, headers and footers, justification, page numbering, and to control widows and orphans. In 1989, no self-respecting program should require you to embed codes into text. Thankfully, the default settings usually turn out good-looking copy. In addition to basic text editing and printing, Transcript performs many functions not normally associated with low-priced word processors. It has a mail merge capability, for instance, allowing you to print form letters that refer to a data file for customization. Its index-cre- ation facility lets you mark words for inclusion in an index file, which the program automatically generates. It has a print-preview feature that lets you see line and page breaks as they will appear in print. When printing a document, the program keeps the right margin from becoming too ragged by automatically hyphenating words. The program also includes a spelling checker based on Gold Disk’s GoldSpell II (a program that costs just $ 25 less than Transcript). Although the utility works fairly well, it has some quirks: It must be run separately from the Workbench, it treats the apostrophe like a space, it ignores accented characters, and unlike the main program, it offers no keyboard equivalents for its gadgets. Whatever its shortcomings, Transcript does deliver on its promise of an effective, low-cost tool for producing large quantities of text. Its extensive use of keyboard equivalents reduces most common operations to a single key combination (or, for the novice user, a single menu selection). Its concise 80-page manual (roughly the size of the introduction to the WordPerfect manual) gives a good indication of the program's ease of use. If your main interest is composing text rather than creating printed works of art, you will find that Transcript more than suits your needs. Transcript Gold Disk Inc. PO Box 789 Streetsville Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5M 2C2 416 828-0913 S69.95 No special requirements. Elan Performer 56 keys to show time. M By Gary Ludwick AT FIRST GLANCE, Elan Performer appears to be yet another slide-show program for Amiga graphics. But it’s a good deal more than that. Performer not onlv allows you to call up IFF (Interchange File Format), HAM (Hold-and-Modify), and RGB (Red, Green, Blue) images from almost every graphics program available, but it loads, sequences, and plays various animation formats as well- all under your complete and instantaneous control. In creating Performer, Elan Design incorporated the same excellent interface they used for their In vision program. Started from either the CLI or Workbench, Elan Performer depicts the Amiga keyboard, along wfith a directory window and a small editor window, on screen (see photo). These keys are a repository for every element of your graphics presentation. Putting a presentation together couldn’t be much easier. In the directory window, locate the directory in which your graphics or animations reside, then double click on the name of the file you want to use. When the word “To” appears under the cursor arrow, place the cursor over an on-screen key and click once. Your image or animation is now assigned to that key. For especially large presentations, Performer allows the assignment of another 56 images using the Shift key. Still not enough? Peformer also provides for nested presentations, in which one key calls up a whole new series of key assignments and their corresponding images. The screen changes as you assign graphics to keys: Keys colored beige are empty, a gray key indicates that an image has been assigned to the key but not loaded into memory, and white means that the image assigned is in memory. Editing Controls Once you have made assignments, you can copy, exchange, or clear them using gadgets within the file window. Elan Performer also allows you to determine each image’s display via Editor windows corresponding to each key. A window tells you the type of image assigned to the key, its size (in bytes), and in the case of animations, the number of frames involved. For IFF, HAM, and RGB images there are two controls. One determines the amount of time, in minutes, seconds, and frames (the latter is useful for syncing with music and transferring to videotape), that the image will remain on screen; the other is a toggle switch that enables color cycling if such is part of the original image. For animations (Performer handles RIFF, Invision, Anim 3, and Anim 5 formats), the Editor screen also includes controls for number of loops, double buffering (RIFF) and reverse play (Anim). Working in conjunction with the Editor is the Prefs window, whose settings control how' your imagery loads and displays. Through this window you can direct Performer to load all images into RAM (if you have enough memory), or call each piece from disk as needed. You can also select double buffering (while one image is displayed, the next is being painted into memory) a technique that smooths transitions between images. Once you have made all your key assignments and determined the settings, you can save the whole show' environment (script with Editor and Prefs settings) and elements (visuals) to disk. You can create self-running presentations by copying these components and the Performer program to a bootable disk and inserting a single command line into that disk’s startup-sequence. On With the Show Elan Performer is a flawless.. .well.. . Performer. It gives you a choice of four display methods: Automatic, Manual, Direct Play, and Remote Control. In Automatic mode, Performer displays your images in sequence according to their positioning on the keyboard: across (left ? 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Remote control turns the Amiga’s mouse into the same kind of remote unit provided with most slide projectors. It gives you interactive control from a lec- turn, for instance, away from the keyboard. Finally, Performer also includes a powerful set of animation utilities that let you cut an animation into individual frames, reorder the frames or alter them with a paint program, then splice them back together again. It also enables you to join individual frames of virtually any format, size, resolution, or color map into a single animation. With this facility and DeluxePaint III (Electronic Arts), I was able to achieve something even Ted Turner couldn’t. . .the colorization of Citizen Kane I divided a RIFF animation captured with Live! (A-Squared) of Kane’s election convention into its individual frames, colored the frames in DeluxePaint III, and spliced them back into a coherent animation. Big Bang For $ 59, Elan Performer packs as much value into a 3' 2-inch disk as you are likely to find. The program is not copy protected, the manual is very good, and the package even includes a tablet of keyboard-outline sheets, which make it easy to keep track of key assignments as you work. Performer is worthwhile even if all you want to do is show' off your large collection of downloaded artwork and animations. For those who want to combine graphics from a variety of sources into a business presentation without disk and program switching, Performer is just about the only game in town. (Elan Design plans to release a PAL version, too.) It’s flexible, smooth, glitch and guru free, and it provides most of the controls you will need with one major exception: transitions. Performer throw's your images onto the screen as a slide projector does kerplunk, kerplunk, kerplunk. For business and professional applications, Performer needs to implement such transitions as wipes, fades, and dissolves. In my opinion, such an ability would move Elan Performer from semi- pro to full-professional status. Elan Performer Elan Design Box 31725 San Francisco, CA 94131 415 359-7212 $ 59 No special requirements. GEN ONE Halfway to super. By Joel Tessler ALTHOUGH S-VHS (Super Video Home System) was a subject of considerable controversy in the video community a few years ago, it is recognized as a viable alternative to expensive high-end systems today. The Amiga video community is no exception: Many of us are looking for hardware to encode and genlock Amiga graphics with S-VHS machines. Communication Specialties offers the genlocking encoder GEN ONE in answ'er to the call. Packaged in a heavy metal case with a black matte front panel, GEN ONE looks like an impressive brute. Toggle switches on the front panel allow for adjustments of sync source and mode between computer or video, and the keying switch lets you choose normal or reverse video. Trim potentiometers enable adjustment of input RGB levels from the Amiga, composite video, and Y C output levels, and of horizontal, vertical, and subcarrier system timing. The back of the unit has two output BNC connectors configured for video, and one each for key, Y, and C. There’s also a DB9-RGB monitor loop-through. The input section has a 24-pin computer port, and a composite BNC video input with a loop-through termination toggle. Give ’Em the Hook Carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions, I interfaced the GEN ONE to an A2500. My efforts were greeted by a black screen and some occasional computer party trash. I removed all the cables and tried five more times, with the same results. Then I tried hooking up another genlock, SuperGen by Digital Creations, to verify that the RGB port wTas working. 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To check the GEN ONE’s output on a vectorscope and waveform monitor, 1 took it, along with the A500 and appropriate test gear, to a video dealer. 1 set the unit up so that NTSC color bars displayed on the A500 monitor and output was directed from the GEN ONE composite output connector. Although there was noise in the signal, the sync proved stable. An engineer at the dealer’s commented that the chroma levels were very low, but while adjusting the RGB potentiometers increased the chroma output slightly, that did not solve the problem. Again, to verify that all was well with the computer, I tested it with SuperGen. Which output within specification limits. Out But Not In Using the GEN ONE in an S-VHS editing environment presented another problem. GEN ONE does not have an S- VHS input! This forced me to take the composite video output from the source S-VHS editing deck, plug it into composite video-in of the GEN ONE, and then dump the GEN ONE S-VHS output to the S-VHS record deck. The result of this design is that you have use of only half your S-VHS editing system. I performed additional editing with GEN ONE in the composite-only mode and got comparatively normal results, with one exception. Flicking the overlay toggle switch while rolling source tape into the recording deck in Record mode produced a noticeable glitch. The only wav around this problem was to stop the editing process, switch to overlay, and then resume. No provisions are made, either in software or hardware, for fading .Amiga graphics in and out. Perhaps some of us could live with this setup if these limitations were reflected in the cost of the unit, but with a price tag of $ 895 plus the extra dollars required for S-VHS cables (which Communications Specialties sells for $ 45), GEN ONE is no bargain-basement unit. GEN ONE’s ability to allow adjustments in system timing for horizontal, vertical, and subcarrier is another plus, as these features are essential in a video studio. The unit also incorporates comb filtering, a state-of-the-art technique used in high-end video systems lo reduce cross-luminance defect. This feature is not offered on any other Amiga genlocks, and its proper implementation should result in a significantly sharper image with less noise. In the case of the GEN ONE, however, 1 failed to notice any benefit. Fade to Black To be certain these results were not attributable to a defective unit, I performed ail my tests on two different GEN ONEs, and, unfortunately, got the same perfomance from both. Compatability with the new Fat Agnus is an important consideration. Although the developer offers to modify your GEN ONE to support the chip (there is no charge for this service under warranty), this is not necessarily a solution to the problem. An associate of mine recently sent his unit to Communications Specialties for the operation; when he got the modified GEN ONE back and tested it, the unit failed. 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1. Make certain no extraneous files or data are present in your RAM disk. Copy the individual iiles from the corrupted disk to your RAM disk using either the CLI or Shell. With a two-drive system and the corrupted disk in DF1, and a copy of your Workbench disk in DFO, the syntax is as follows: COPY DM: to RAM: all
2. When the copy process is complete, remove the revived disk from DF1 and place an empty formatted disk in its place. From the CLI or Shell, enter the following command to copy the contents of the RAM disk back to the destination disk in DF1: COPY RAM: to DEL all When the files are finished copying back to the destination disk in DF1, you should be able to revive them from that disk with Disk Salvage. Likewise, this process also lends itself to making copies of damaged disks revived by Disk Salvage that remain corrupted enough to cause normal disk copy procedures to fail. Tim Walsh Amiga World Staff Optional Directives A HE DISK COMMAND DIR OPT is remarkably flexible when used with some of its available attributes. 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62. 145 Great Valley Products, inc., 7 54 Interactive Video Systems, 49 125 InterComputing, Inc., 101 277 Joe s First Company, 111 14 Kara Computer Graphics, 80 117 Konyo International, Inc., CIM 23 Lattice, Inc., 47 122 Lightspeed Distribution, 72, 73 283 Lionheart Press, Inc.,, 111 181
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