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HQ With Hard Disk Installed All Five Amiga Expansion 1 Slots Left Free ? NO One Year Warranty ? NO User Upgradable Memory ? NO IMPACT and GV are trademarks of Great Valley Products, Inc. trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. istered trademark of AT&T, Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 225 Plank Ave., Paoli, PA 19301 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 889-9411 • FAX (215) 889-9416 • BBS (215) 889-4994 CHIEF CONCERNS A balanced view AMIGA OWNERS MUS T be an honest lot. After all, some have written to us complaining that this column only says nice things about the Amiga while it says mean things about almost everything else. They're right. The Amiga may be great, but it is not perfect. In fact, the Amiga’s technological uniqueness is waning and pretty soon people arc going to need new reasons for buying it. They used to buy the Amiga because it excelled at the vertical applications the big boys had not yet bothered to target. It sold because ol video technology and NTSC compatibility. It sold because it tied easily to MIDI devices. It sold because of superior graphics with 4096 colors, and the fact that it had the address space and sheer horsepower to drive them. And it sold because of products such as Dpaint and Digi-Paint to tap that graphics power. For a long time the Amiga won every technological argument. It had multiprocessing, multitasking, and really nice resolution. This was pretty amazing stuif four years ago. Were it not lor the big boys, the Amiga would probably survive this way forever, selling slowly and steadily. But, something very serious is happening: The big boys with their big PR and marketing machines are entering Amiga territory. With both Unix and OS 2, they are discovering multitasking and graphical user interfaces. But most disturbing of all, they are discovering Amiga applications. Unlike four years ago, IBM now has VGA graphics standards and the optional 8514 A with super hi-res color graphics. Apple has 24-bit graphics, color (finally!), 68030s, and even some speedv coprocessors. In all this time, the Amiga has just about stood still. Sure it is still cheap, but is it still the best? In some areas it isn't. It needs higher resolution. It needs more industry standard software. It needs better networking. It needs to exceed the 9MB barrier. It needs to be faster. Phis is a competitive challenge. While it is all a bit frightening, it also gives us impetus to change and to improve. Such improvements are important because they will give the Amiga new life and potential users new reasons to buy it. Fortunately, Commodore is working feverishly on some improvements that will, once again, leave the competition in its dust. It is on the verge of introducing significantly improved hardware and a new operating system while also rallying the support of mainstream software p la vers. Developers, too, need to kick in to keep the Amiga from an early grave. We need software that doesn’t guru, and more companies such as New Horizons that are willing to stick their necks out with bug-free guarantees. Software has to stop crashing, mainstream applications have to be ported, and new mind- blowing applications have to be written. I he Amiga also has to gel away from the Rodney Dangerlield syndrome. We've got to get guys like Bill Gates to stop calling it an orphan. And we have got to get the press to lake it seriously. When I started this piece, I was depressed thinking that the Amiga had lost its edge, but then Lou Wallace showed me the Amiga World Animation Video he bail just finished. Five minutes into it, 1 realized that the Amiga has still got it because it has the most creative, inventive, and passionate group of users ever put on God’s green earth. So let's maintain our present advantages and create new ones (right, Commodore?). You know what? A lot of these things I've been ranting and raving about are starting to change.

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Amiga World Vol 06 05 1990 May

Document sans nom 1igitizing Breakthrough? May 1990 USA. $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.50 UK £2.50 An IDG Communications Publication igi-View 4.0 uper Screens Poor Prints? Lardcopy Hints For ligh-Quality Graphics tfordabie’ Color Scanning? IcanLab 100 Multimedia Showdown: 3 Interactive Authoring Systems 3-D For AlmostrffSe , Color Cycling 1 J Shell Secrets, C Tips 74470 65948 8 broadcast qu ¦ '' Vv - . 'J|'. -j- ? Two P«rGen2000 2865 Sunrise Boulevard Suite 103 Rancho Cordova CA 95742 Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 1989 Digital Creations. Amiga is a registered trademark of Comodore Business Machines. 2865 Sunrise Boulevard Suite 103 Rancho Cordova CA 95742 Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 £1989 Digital Creations. Amiga is a registered trademark of Comodore Business Machines. Art Without Compromise a THE ALPHABET GROUP 1989 Market Share Professional Draw 2.0 Professional Draw 2.0 redraws the boundaries of Amiga art and graphic design. Up lo ten times faster and with dozens of new features. Professional Draw 2.0 allows you to create stunning illustrations like never before. And since Professional Draw
2. 0 is a structured drawing program, it will output your art. In full color, to the maximum resolution of vour printer - no more "jaggies". Whether it's a dot matrix, an inkjet, a PostScript laser, or a 2400 DPI photo- typesetter. Professional Draw 2.0 will take lull advantage of its capabilities. It will even output four color separations. So now your graphics don't just look good on screen, they look good where it counts: on paper. With Professional Draw' 2.0, you have ac- *> cess to over a million colors. And our proprietary on-screen color dithering allows von to view a thousand colors on screen in hi-res. Professional Draw 2.0 gives you a powerful assortment of geometric and free hand drawing tools - lines, rectangles, grids, ellipses, beziers. Free hand, and even text. Reflect, rotate, shear, distort, and apply perspective to your text and graphics. Wrap text around any curve. Transform one figure to another varying color, line thick- ness, and shape, in arbitrary number of steps. This entire ;kI was produced and color separated using Professional Draw 2.(1 and Professional Page. Hlack and white an work provided courtes of AlohaFonis. Pair Oaks. CA. GOLD DISK Professional Draw' 2.0 comes with two structured fonts and is compatible with Outline Fonts from Gold Disk so voit have access to ¦r dozens more. And, best of all, you can import your drawing into Professional Page and bring vour desk- top published documents to life! So call Gold Disk, today, at I-800-387- 8192 and order your copy of Professional Draw, or stop in to see your local Amiga dealer. Professional Draw 2.0 is just $ 295. Registered owners of Professional Draw 1.0 can upgrade to version 2,0 for $ 60.00. Please call Gold Disk at l-KOO-387- 8192, In Canada. (416) 828-0913. KTOP VIDEO D E The first Complete Desktop Video Program ShowMaker, the first with features like:
• Auto-sync of AniMS and music*
• Smart load of one ANM while playing another*
• Built-in Video Titling for use over animation or live video
• VTR and LaserDisc control
• Genlock control Circle 150 on Reader Service card For more information, visit your local Amiga dealer today, or contact Gold Disk at 1 -41 6-828-0913 GOLD DISK
* Patent Pending Now ShowMaker Up until now, making a "Desktop Video" with your Amiga meant you had a very crowded desktop. You needed editing VCRs, single frame controllers, and a lot of money and patience. It just wasn't possible to record a finished video straight from your Amiga. You could create the animations, stills, sound effects, and music, but there was no way to bring it all together, and most importantly, to easily synchronize audio and video. Until now... ShowMaker is the editing suite for all your work, offering compatibility with:
* Deluxe Paint III • MovieSetter
* Sonix • Deluxe Music
* Photon Paint II • ANIMagic
* LIVE! * Music-X
* FrameGrabber • and more! This should give you an idea of what the future holds for your Desktop Video productions. To get the full picture (and music and animation and titling), ask you dealer for a demonstration of ShowMaker. Or call Gold Disk for more information. CONTENTS FEATURES Up Close and Personal*. DlGI-VlEW Gold 4.0 By Joel Hagen. . 22 NewTek's popular digitizer sports a new software upgrade that has video-graphics Ians flipping of! Their copystands. The Fine “Art” of Printing 28 By Nancy J. Freeman .. If you’ve got tough questions about high- class hardcopy, we've got a portfolio of advice on printer types, print-quality problems, and printing techniques. Dime Store Digitizing 34 By Gene Brawn .. Create 3-D Amiga images quickly, easily, and inexpensively the “old-fashioned" way with 3-D stereography and those funny colored glasses. ARTICLES Evolution or Extinction? The Future of the A1000 44 By Sheldon Leemon ... Can A1000 owners keep up with recent advances in .Amiga technology? Check out our "survival kit" of upgrade and expansion strategies. COLUMNS . 6 Chief Concerns By Doug samey ... Amazingly graceful, the editor leaps from lost to found in a blinding Hash as he sees where the Amiga is really headed. Accent on Graphics 50 By Joel Hagen . . Although you may have ridden "color cycling" on past tours of animation, Joel shows he can still teach an old bike some new pedaling tricks. INFO.PHILE By Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings o2 This month our "Back To Basics" mini- series helps new users climb directly into their Amiga DOS Shells. POINTERS By David T. McClellan......36 Who says programmers aren’t “fun" guys? Our C expert shows amateur game developers why fancy joystick control is just, well, “routine,” DEPARTMENTS 8 Repartee Send it now while it’s still a quarter. Novice or professional artist, enthusiast or just graphics dabbler; you've all probably been in the position oj our man on the cover (above). That's why the title of the work, fittingly, is “Self Portrait: The Artist Was Faced With A Dilemma." And, yes, you recognized it: Nonnan Rockwell in one of his most famous Saturday Evening Post covers. But, oj course, it isn’t NR (they didn't have Ami gas or even Al tairs or Vic 20s hack on October 8, 19 38). Artist Rick Parks did this take-off on his Amiga using Deluxe Paint III. (And, no, he didn't digitize the original!) Notepad .... 10 Hah! Even your kids’Tonka trucks are created with the help of an Amiga. Amiga Profile ...81 AW's new Society Editor, Carla (“Ma”) Barker, can put you in touch with some creative Amiga video types in time for your daughter’s June nuptials. Whats New? 96 See the page number? So go find out. . . Hors d’oeuvres .102 We didn’t even have to pay the caterer for these generous tips and techniques. Help Key ..104 Because it’s the May issue, we told Lou to simply get his database to contact his authoring system to trigger his video-titling program to pre-display the name of the Kentucky Derby winner. But he didn’t. Last Licks . 112 We got ’em in.. .just before the wire. REVIEWS Interactive Authoring Systems: DELUXE VIDEO III (Electronic Arts), CAN DO (INOVAtronics), and INTERACTOR (Very Vivid) ...12 Showdown at the Interactive Video Kiosk. . . SCAN LAB 100 (Sharp Electronics) 19 When your favorite TV model says “Sharp” here, she means “affordable". . . PERFORMANCE (Pregnant Badger) .... 72 How can you resist a review of this MI Di-configuring program after reading the line above? FRAMEGRABBER 256 (Progressive Peripherals) and DATEL VIDEO Digitizer (rio datel) .....76 A lot of people have their pixels in a twist over these real-time digitizers. Software From HELL (Conceptually Advanced Technologies) 84 Imagine Hades with a multi-purpose utilities belt and his faithful Cerberus with a pocket protector. 88 Award Maker Plus (Baudviiie) Think of “Hoosiers” ending with instant court-side design and printing of championship certificates for coaches Hackman and Hopper. 92 Rack Talk ... In fencing it’s thrust and parry; in boxing, punch and counterpunch. With AW reviews it's debating: argument and rebuttal. GAMES 60 CRIB Notes By Peter Olafson Expert gaming tips from a pro. Professional Football Simulation (MicroSearch) . 60 This might have helped Raymond Berry. Magic Johnson’s Basketball 62 (Melbourne House Virgin Mastertronic) . Full-coun, fastbreak action. After Burner (Sega Mindscape) ... 64 The famous F-14 Thunder Cat now conies in an arcade version. Joan of Arc: Siege & the Sword (Broderbund) 64 The Maid of Orleans is under lire. 66 SIDESHOW (Actionware). . . A carnival of earthly delights. Graphics, Animations, Sounds? Good Show! With TV'Show™ you can showcase your graphics and animations with just a few clicks of your mouse. Using TV-Show's mouse and menu driven Script Editor,; choose from a wide variety of exciting image transition effects. Grab your audience by the ears with sound effects and computer generated speech. Experiment all you want. You can play any portion of your script anytime during your editing session. ? ?????Mm ffflHMh ? ????? M m ? ?????mm ? ?????Mm ? ? ? ? ? ? ? M > ? ?????MM ????????M ? ?????mm ? ?????MM ? ?????Mm ? ?????Mm ? ?????mm ? ?????MM ? ????M»M ? ? ? ? M M M ??????MM ? ? ? ? ?? M M '??????MM ??????MM ? ?? ? ?? M M ? ???MMM ??????MM ? ? ? ? M M m ? ???MMM ? ? ? ? ?? M M ? ? ? ? ? ? M M ? ? ? ? ?? M M ? ???MMM ? ???MMM ? ???MMM ? ???MM M ? ???MMM ? ? ? ? M M M ? ? ? ? M M m ? ???MMM ? ? ? ? M M M ? ?? ? M M M ? ? ? ? M M M ? ? ? ? ?? M M ? ? ? ?? ? M M ? ? ? ? M M M ? ? M M M M ? ?MMmm ? ? ? ? M M M ? ?MMmm ? ? M M M M ? ?? ? ?? M M ? ? ? ? M M M ? ??? M M M ? ? ? ? M M M ? ? ? ? M M M ? ???M>M> ? ?MMmm ? ? ? ? M M m ? ??? M M M ? ? ? ? M M M ? ? ? ? M M M ? ???MMM ? ???MMM ? ???MMM ? ? ? ? M M M All Image Formats
• IFF screen formats include HAM Extra Halfbrite, & Overscan
• Use any combination of image formats in the same script Over 40 Variable Speed Transition Effects
• Fades; pushes; reveals, checkerboards, blinds, splits, zig-zags
• Use with screens, brushes, & animations
• Manual forward reverse, self-timed, looping, & hot key playback Animation & Sound
• ANIM format from Deluxe Paint® III S other programs
• Fly any brush on or off over screen backgrounds
• Color cycling
• IFF sampled sounds & speech with control of playback rate & volume
• Synchronize sound with screen event or animation frame TV-Show is the complete special effects slide show for you and your Amiga®. Version 2 is at your Amiga dealer now. 7V’Show is a trademark ofZuma Group. Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines, Inc. DeluxePaint is a registered trademark of Electronic Arts. TBZumaGroup Zuma Group, Inc. 6733 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix, AZ 85015 TEL: 602.246.4238 FAX: 602.246.6708 STEPHEN Robbins, Vice President Group Publisher Douglas Barney; Editor-In-Chief Dan SULLIVAN, Executive Editor SHAWN LaFLAMME, Managing Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor, Technology LlNDA J, Bark ETT. A cqu isiti ons Editor Barbara Gefvert Tyson, Reiiew Editor JAN JACKSON, New Products Editor TlM WALSH, Technical Editor Carla Barker, Editorial Intern Gene Brawn, Bill Catchings, David T. McClellan, Mark L. Van Name, Contributing Editors Howard G. Happ, Art Director ANN Dillon, Designer Laura Johnson, Designer ALANA KORDA, Production Supervisor KENNETH BlakEMAN, National Advertising Sales Manager MICHAEL McGoLDRICK, Sales Representative BARBARA Hoy*, Sales Representative HEATHER Paquette, Associate Sales Representative, InfoMarket Sales, 1-800-441-4403, 603-924-9471 MEREDITH Bickford, Advertising Coordinator GlORGIO SALUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 1-415-363-5230 2421 Broadway, Suite 200 Redwood City. CA 94063 Shelley Harmon, Associate Sales Representative, InfoMarket Sales, 1-415-363-5230 WeNDIE HAINES MaRRO, Marketing Manager LAURA Livingston, Marketing Coordinator Barbara Morris. Advertising Assistant LlSA LaFlEUR Executive Assistant to the Publisher SUSAN KaniWEC, Customer Service Representative Publisher's Assistant PAUL RuESS, Circulation Director PAM WILDER Assistant Circulation Manager 800-365-1364 Roger J. Murphy. President STEPHEN D. Twombly. Executive Vice President Publishing Director DENNIS S. CHRISTENSEN, Vice President of Manufacturing'Operations JEFFREY' D. DeTraY, Director of Technology Research LINDA PaLMISANO, Typesetting Manager Debra A. Dames. Typographer SUSAN Gross, Corporate Production Manager LYNN LaGASSE, Manufacturing Manager LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director Df.BBIE Walsh, Newsstand Promotion Manager WILLIAM M. BoY'ER, Director of Credit Sales Ed Collections ArnigaWorld (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independent journal mil connected with Commodore Business Machines, Inc. Amiga World is published monthly by IDG Communications'fYlerborough. Inc.. 80 Elm St.. Peterborough. NH 03458. I S. subscription rate is $ 29.97. one year: $ 40.00, two years; $ 64.00, three years. Canada S38.97 (U.S. hinds), one year only. Mexico $ 38.97, Foreign Surface $ -19.97. Foreign Airmail $ 8-4.97 (prepayment is rctjuired on Foreign Surface and Airmail sith.se rip- tions m U.S. funds drawn on U.S. hank). All rales are one-year only. Second-class postage paid at I Y-lei borough, NH. And at additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-92-J-9-I71. Entire contents copyright 1990 by IIXi L'ominiinicaiion.v'IYtciliorough. Inc. No pat t of this publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes to Amiga If ur d. Subscription Services. PO Box 5880-4. Boulder. CO 80322-88(84 Nationally distributed by Kablc News Co. Amiga World makes every effort to assure the accuracy • >1 .mu les, listings and circuits published hi (he magazine. Amiga Hi) rid assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. Lircle BO on Reader Service card. Why settle for an A2500 when you can have A3000 performance todayl IMPACT A3001 UPGRADE KIT The Clear Choice for 68030Acceleration Up to 8MB of 32-Bit Wide ORAM
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They're right. The Amiga may be great, but it is not perfect. In fact, the Amiga’s technological uniqueness is waning and pretty soon people arc going to need new reasons for buying it. They used to buy the Amiga because it excelled at the vertical applications the big boys had not yet bothered to target. It sold because ol video technology and NTSC compatibility. It sold because it tied easily to MIDI devices. It sold because of superior graphics with 4096 colors, and the fact that it had the address space and sheer horsepower to drive them. And it sold because of products such as Dpaint and Digi-Paint to tap that graphics power. For a long time the Amiga won every technological argument. It had multiprocessing, multitasking, and really nice resolution. This was pretty amazing stuif four years ago. Were it not lor the big boys, the Amiga would probably survive this way forever, selling slowly and steadily. But, something very serious is happening: The big boys with their big PR and marketing machines are entering Amiga territory. With both Unix and OS 2, they are discovering multitasking and graphical user interfaces. But most disturbing of all, they are discovering Amiga applications. Unlike four years ago, IBM now has VGA graphics standards and the optional 8514 A with super hi-res color graphics. Apple has 24-bit graphics, color (finally!), 68030s, and even some speedv coprocessors. In all this time, the Amiga has just about stood still. Sure it is still cheap, but is it still the best? In some areas it isn't. It needs higher resolution. It needs more industry standard software. It needs better networking. It needs to exceed the 9MB barrier. It needs to be faster. Phis is a competitive challenge. While it is all a bit frightening, it also gives us impetus to change and to improve. Such improvements are important because they will give the Amiga new life and potential users new reasons to buy it. Fortunately, Commodore is working feverishly on some improvements that will, once again, leave the competition in its dust. It is on the verge of introducing significantly improved hardware and a new operating system while also rallying the support of mainstream software p la vers. Developers, too, need to kick in to keep the Amiga from an early grave. We need software that doesn’t guru, and more companies such as New Horizons that are willing to stick their necks out with bug-free guarantees. Software has to stop crashing, mainstream applications have to be ported, and new mind- blowing applications have to be written. I he Amiga also has to gel away from the Rodney Dangerlield syndrome. We've got to get guys like Bill Gates to stop calling it an orphan. And we have got to get the press to lake it seriously. When I started this piece, I was depressed thinking that the Amiga had lost its edge, but then Lou Wallace showed me the Amiga World Animation Video he bail just finished. Five minutes into it, 1 realized that the Amiga has still got it because it has the most creative, inventive, and passionate group of users ever put on God’s green earth. So let's maintain our present advantages and create new ones (right, Commodore?). You know what? A lot of these things I've been ranting and raving about are starting to change. Not only is Commodore getting aggressive, but users are waking up. Your letters have been hitting publications with increasing frequency, gently reminding them of our machine. And with your help and your excitement things are going to keep right on changing. 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E. Stroudsburg, PA Get Your Licks In I HE LAST LICKS page is a detriment to your magazine. So far, the cartoons have not been funny, and little useful information has appeared on the page. The look of the title logo is so annoying that 1 flinch when I look at it. The “So Vvhat?!?” section in the Feb. ’90 issue was uninformative, insulting, and useless. Your history of OS 2 and Windows is so busy mocking the Keystone Cop-like antics of IBM developers that it neglects to tel! Why clones are still the choice of the big hoys. I’m not an IBM lover; I have never bought an IBM or compatible. But I have worked with them, and the things they do, they do well. Much of your Feb. ’90 issue was very useful. But there’s no reason to put in this largely gratuitous page. Kill it, please. Brian Caulfield Del mar, NY I READ LAST Licks in your Jan. ’90 issue, and I loved it! The format, the cartoon insert, and the news in this section all appealed to me very much. I hope to see more cartoons from Rich Tennant. Jose E. Alvarez Escanaba, MI Notably So WITH HIS proclamation that "Most importantly, computers allow non-musicians. . .to make noise” (Chief Concerns,
p. h, March 1990), Doug Barney tells us that the many fine professional-level Amiga programs are secondary to introductory ones. What? I thought the Amiga was a serious computer to he considered by professionals for serious work. I also object to the statement, “Computers have created more bad music. . Powerful products only magnify the user’s capability: Bad musicians make bad music. A product that lets an unskilled person appear to be good is a toy. A product that lets a skilled person become better is a tool. Leen Tuk Hamilton, Ontario, Canada For the Love Of Science THIS LETTER IS in response to K. A. Ferguson ("In the Name of Science,” Repartee, March ’90, p. 8). Historically, most complex scientific software code has been written in FORTRAN for mainframe computers. The advent of C and FORTRAN for the Amiga has opened an avenue for these programs to be ported to the Amiga. AMIGA Tech will be porting many of the most popular scientific application codes to the Amiga. These programs will be released in versions with varying degrees of complexity, to fit the individual Amiga user's available memory. Upgrades to higher complexity will be extremely cheap. The first products planned to be released include a general-purpose 2-D plotting package, a general-purpose 3-D plotting package, and a general-purpose system-siniu- lation package, YDOT. All products will use multicolor mid-res or interlace screens, will contain user-friendly data device file requesters, and will be completely compatible with Workbench printer drivers. For further information, contact: AMIGA Tech, PO Box 201, Los .Altos, CIA 94023-0201. Patrick G, Bailey, Ph.D. Los Altos, CA Send your letters to: Repartee, Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ How Does New ProWrite 3.0 Differ From Other Amiga Word Processors? You Begin lb Get The Picture. Beneath Its Elegant Design Lies A Word Processing Powerhouse. Ease into the solid comfort of the ProWrite environment. Zip in your text and briskly format with intuitive menu and ruler controls. Now slip into high gear using the power of keyboard commands. Deftly cut, copy and paste on the fly, knowing the formidable 100,000-word spelling checker is checking as you type, and the vast thesaurus is standing by with over 300,000 cross references to fine-tune your ideas. Graceful multiple columns are at your fingertips with choice of snaking or parallel text flow. If you're really into performance, you can tackle tedious tasks with the touch of an F-kcy using macros, f or you power users, the ARHXX port awaits you. And ProWritc's print merge feature eagerly churns out those form letters. So Intuitive, So Responsive, You’ve Got To Experience It To Believe It. Your thoughts pour effortlessly onto the screen, then just as fluidlv out to your printer, virtually unaware of anything between you and the printed page. (After all. Features Spelling checker with 100,000word dictionary Spell check all at once or as you type Multiple columns with snaking or parallel text flow Thesaurus with over 500,000 cross references Print merge Import any IFF or HAM pictures Wrap text around pictures Multiple line headers and footers with Tide Page Option Macros, wtien iced with AREXX
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(512) 328-6650 l*niW ntr u j trademark til New IkirUum Nftwaxr Inc Amiga i » rcgiMcrcil ir lrnurk of Commodore-Amiga. Inc C rcle 33 on Reader Service card NOTEPAD Compiled by Barbara Gefvert Tyson Truckin’ PERHAPS YOU HAVE seen Johannes Gaston’s DeluxePaint “output” in electronics shops, toy stores, health clubs, or your place of employment. Johannes is a product-design and development consultant. Since early 1987, he has used his A1000 to design television sets, toys, exercise equipment, industrial control units, opaque projectors, and more. His clients include a variety of companies, from Cray Research Computers to Tonka Corporation. Tonka’s Hammer Hank and his vehicle, for instance, are both products of his imagination that were helped into being by his .Amiga. So are Hank’s counterparts Basher Bart, Smasher Sam, and Max Whiplash, and alt the buildings in the Tonka Wrecking Crew playset. Even the labels for the toys are ink-jet printouts. In developing the product line and defining the details, Johannes filled over a dozen disks with renderings like the one you see here of Hank. Johannes starts out with conventional sketches for his projects, then renders them on the computer to focus on details. “I usually do several iterations of a product, tweaking proportions, colors, and shapes,” savs Johannes. “With DeluxePaint’s Brush feature I can select a part of the drawing and stretch or compress it." The Amiga's color capacity lets him “try on" different colors and combinations quickly, with the client standing by. “The key to success in design work is to have both the client and designer know exactly what the product will look like,” he notes. “With the Amiga, 1 can Hammer Hank in character-design stage on the Amiga, and (Inset) posing In prototype form for the Tonka catalog. Create such realism [and] help the client feel comfortable." The Amiga is the only computer Johannes has ever owned. “Prior to the Amiga,” he states, “I had not seen anything 1 could afford in terms of dollars or time needed for learning.” BGT WASN’T IT GEORGE Bush who wanted to be remembered as the ’'education president?" Weil, Commodore presidents just may beat him out. A recent donation of eight Ami gas 2000s and 2500s to Canada's Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary forms the foundation of the school's media production training. SAIT students are now learning sophisticated techniques In video and slide-show production, painting, animation, desktop publishing, music, and interactive instruction Amiga style. The schoot plans to base a two-year Corporate Media Production program on the Commodore Media Centre, and to incorporate the center into its Cinema, Television, Stage, and Radio Arts program. Lab supervisor Dick Bourne is also willing to customize training for corporate clients. Go First Class Back In the US, the State University of New York at Albany wil! Receive 40 Amigas for use in classrooms and courseware development. This falf, the school will beta test a calculus program being developed by a team that includes a designer of the HP 28-S calculator. "The Amiga gives us an ideal environment,” says Math Department chair Tim Lance. "Our new Amiga facility will be the only site In which their material wiii be taught entirely in an interactive computer classroom.” Commodore is a participating sponsor of Tech 2000, the world’s first interactive multimedia gallery. Located near DC’s Washington Convention Center, Tech 2000 features advanced applications and demos by CBM and others. CanDo a contest? Yes, say INOVA- tronics and Southern Technologies, who will award a trip for two to Ami- EXPO Germany in November to the developer of the "very best” CanDo application. In total, 58 prizes will be given to users and dealers. The deadline is August 31; for rules and an entry lorm, send a SASE to CanDo Contest, 2009 McKenzie, Suite 110, Carrollton, TX 75006.
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Whether you’re working with the latest animation software or playing your favorite game, you’ll enjoy the precision performance of the AmTRAC trackball from MicroSpeed. MicroSpeed, Inc. 44000 Old Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 1-800-232-7888 In California call (415) 490-1403 FAX (415) 490-1665 MicroSpeed and AmTRAC are trademarks of MicroSpeed, Inc. Other trademarks have been cited and MicroSpeed acknowledges them. Circle 235 on Reader Service card ICROSPEED Mi Tu INCORPORA TED REVIEWS DeluxeVideo III CanDo InterActor Presenting. . . Interactive video By Geoffrey Williams NO MATTER WHERE you find them in mall kiosks, at point-of-sale displays, or in classrooms interactive presentations are popular and effective because they let people explore information at their own pace and in their own way. And wherever you find the Amiga, you are more likely than ever to find it in the company of interactive authoring software. DeluxeVideo III, CanDo, and InterActor are three such packages. All handle presentation fundamentals, and with any of them you can create a basic interactive application in minutes. At the foundation of any presentation are buttons that respond to mouse clicks by calling up either pictures, text, sounds, animations, or other screens full of buttons. Each of these programs provides an easy means for creating them (allowing use of DeluxePaint brushes as buttons), but when it comes to setting up sequences that respond to mouse clicks, the programs vary widely in both capability and ease of use. In keeping with the spirit of interactivity, 1 have divided my review of these programs into topic segments so that you can explore and compare their capabilities and approaches with ease. Interfaces Forward When Electronic Arts released the original Deluxe Video, I and many others marveled at its graceful interface and groaned about its limitations. The latest version, DeluxeVideo III, offers enough power to fully complement the interface's intelligence. The program represents your video script on screen as a storyboard topped by a timeline. To set up happenings at specific times, you simply place icons along the timeline (each Effect icon has arrows for start and end times). This approach makes it easy to see what happens when. Multiple tracks of events can occur simultaneously or overlap. Editing an icon is as simple as double-clicking on it and making changes in a requester, and you can drag, duplicate, and delete icons as well. Script creation is very intuitive, and requesters guide you through the whole process, i would be hard pressed to imagine a more elegant and powerful interface. Overlapping the bottom of the CanDo screen is another partial screen containing a control panel. The panel slides up to make room for requesters and down to give you a better view of the screen. The Object gadgets let you create buttons, pull-down menus, and add requesters, sound, text, and animation to your program. While this approach lets you see what is happening on the screen as you create your presentation, it is not as good at letting you see how all the aspects of your program work together. CanDo goes beyond simple interactive presentations and allows you to create stand-alone programs (anything from a game to a simple word processor, appointment calendar, or customized calculator, complete with pull-down menus, sizeable windows, and close and depth gadgets) that run from Workbench icons. Eh is capability separates CanDo from DeluxeVideo III and InterActor, but also adds to the complexity of creating presentations in CanDo. While creating buttons or pull-down menus that display pictures is very easy (just follow the requesters), harnessing the added power of CanDo requires use of the scripting language. Thankfully, CanDo employs a modular approach to scripting. Instead of dealing with a long script that covers the entire production, CanDo pops up an editable text window containing just the segment that deals with the object or action you are working on. On-line help and a row of tools beside the Scripting window automate script writing somewhat. With the Coordinates tool, for example, when you click on a spot on the screen, those coordinates are added to your script. The Picture Editor tool opens a requester that lets you load a picture, and writes a command to show it into the script. InterActor takes still another approach in its interface, using a file-folder analogy. Half-screen-size requesters in the shape of tabbed folders are stacked on top of each other. Clicking on a tab brings the corresponding folder to the front. The Load folder lets you load scenes (complete presentations), pictures, brushes, and sounds. The Scene folder lets you add the background picture and its settings, while the Actor folder lets you define the key elements of the presentation the objects that the user will interact with. Actors can be DeluxePaint brushes or system-generated text, and you can have any number of them. For
* j each one highlighted in the Actor window at the left, its State (this tells whether it has been clicked on by the mouse) and Slate Events (what happens when it is clicked on) are displayed in the windows to the right. This lets you easily focus on one actor at a time. 2:5843 C, 1781112 I ¦rJ bsa l:fil 8:2? 4:41 1:88 1:28 1:41 r I if * .:' yssH Kvwi DeluxeVideo Ill’s story- board-wtth-tlmellne approach makes It easy to see what's happening when. Kflli 3EHDB' IfC Working in the folders requires no typing, and no interaction with pulldown menus or requesters. To change an actor’s screen position, for example, just click on one of the screen-position numbers, hold the mouse button down, and move the pointer up or down to increase or decrease the coordinate number. You can change an actor’s position on the roster by grabbing and dragging it up or down in the list, and to add an event to an actor, just select an event type from the far right window. The simplicity of its interface makes Interactor easy to learn and navigate, and is one of its major strengths. A Handle on Graphics Except for the script-based Director (Right Answers Group), no other program offers you as many graphics-dis- play options as DeluxeVideo III. There are dozens of slide, wipe, and reveal effects. A moving window can reveal an image underneath, the image underneath can slip behind the window, or both can travel in different directions at the same time. You can also easily scroll • super bitmaps to make continuously scrolling backgrounds. 1 think Deluxe- Video Ill’s image-display capabilities alone make it worth the purchase. In CanDo, images are used primarily as backdrops, and except for the ability to scroll the screen, there are no set wipes or effects to create transitions. A unique Paint Editor tool works like a small paint program, and contains all the standard paint tools you would expect. If you paint on the background image, the program generates a script to duplicate your drawing when the program is run. You can even cut out an area of the background and stamp it down elsewhere, or temporarily mask a section. The only built-in graphics display effect InterActor offers is a fade. If you are looking for fancy transitions, look elsewhere. InterActor emphasizes the many things you can do with the actors, and treats IFF pictures as backdrops. Brush Strokes: Animation DeluxeVideo III is designed to work hand in hand with DeluxePaint 111 (also by Electronic Arts), and there is no better combination for creating animation. DeluxeVideo III supports DeluxePaint’s Anim format and animbrushes, and treats them just like still pictures and brushes, with the same effects and options available. You can move an animated anim brush along a freehand path you define across a playing anim. An animated brush can also wipe across an image to reveal another one below. You can create absolute and relative motion paths and edit them point by point. With the Object buttons on CanDo’s sliding panel, you can assemble the major components of your presentation. Flipping through Inter- Actor's ‘files” Is as easy as clicking on the tabs. You can even turn part of your presentation into an Anim file with the Make- Anirn option. CanDo provides full support for animbrushes, but if you want to use a full screen Anim you must convert it to a brush with the supplied utility. The helpful scripting assistance disappears when it comes to moving and animating an animbrush. While there are several scripting options, such as defining whether the animation leaves a trail or uses sequenced or linear motion, it is far more difficult to create a moving animbrush than it should be. What, no Anim support at all in InterActor? This may seem like an inexcusable lapse, but it makes some sense. Instead of using animbrushes, you load the individual frames for the brush, and flip through them to create animation. The ability to manipulate individual ? Frames non-sequentially provides far more flexibility* of which InterActor takes full advantage. Each brush is an interactive object that can have a motion path, collision detection with other actors, and be susceptible to gravity and acceleration. These factors can affect the playback sequence of brush frames. The inability to play Anims is a limitation, but Interactor lets you animate brushes in ways not possible with any other packIcon-Based: Now Beauty is in the Eye of the Composer Computers are supposed to save time and take you beyond your wildest dreams. Why, then, has music software been so difficult to use? Screens full of numbers, awkward user-interfaces, and rigid boundaries set by some programmer's idea of how you should compose. It doesn't have to be this way...Introducing Bars&Pipes, the Creative Musical Advantage. 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For Interactivity, Press This Button In DeluxeVideo III, buttons can be animbrushes, regular brushes, boxes (which you can easily create with a drop shadow from within the program), or lines of text. A button can become transparent when clicked on and reveal an AMIGAPhone, our internal sounds module, MusicCalc, a musician’s right brain, and TriplePlay, our song loader for performance use. ToolBoxes, such as MusicBox A or B, can be added to your system at any time. Complete: Bars&Pipes sports the most powerful, full-featured Sequencer and Graphic Editor of its kind. Global Editing, A-B-A Song Construction, High Resolution Timing, Graphic Sequence Display, and Multi-Track Editing don't begin to scratch the surface of Bars&Pipes' capabilities. But don’t take our word for it. Try before you buy! Send $ 7.50 (US) for a full-featured demo to: Blue Ribbon Bakery, Inc. Demo&lnfo 1248 Ciairmont Road Suite 3-D Atlanta, GA 30030
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One unique feature of CanDo buttons is that you can activate them in several * different ways. Different scripts can he run depending upon whether a button is clicked once, double-clicked, click- dragged, or clicked and released. InterActor is the only one of the three that lets you create moving animated buttons from brushes, and thus makes games and other sophisticated interactive projects possible. Not only can events be set off by clicking on buttons with the mouse, hut those buttons can move and trigger different effects when they collide with other objects. Interaction can be random, and there is even a way to keep score for games. One problem with button placement, though, is that there is no preview feature to aid positioning. You must deal strictly with coordinates, which makes placement tricky and error prone. Earning Letters: Text DeluxeVideo III supports all Amiga fonts including ColorFonts, and lets you ? Circle 63 on Reader Service card “It's a dynamite little modem. 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Alive with Sound and Music DeluxeVideo Ill’s Play Sound requester lets you adjust sound frequency (pitch), position (balance between right and left channels), repeat rate, stereo-versus- mono setting, and even the priority that sound will have over other events in your video. The duration of the sound is set on the storyboard timeline. Like the other two programs, DeluxeVideo III supports the standard 8SVX IFF sampled sound format, and in addition, supports the IFF SMUS music files that abound in the public domain. FREEDOM Yfred-emX n 1 : the ability or capacity to act without undue hindrance or restraint 2 : the quality or state of running or operating smoothly and without impediment The Cordless Mouse
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Reaching Out: External Control The ability to control external devices, especially laser disks, is an important consideration for interactive software. DeluxeVideo III uses Arexx to control external devices (you must buy the Arexx software to use this feature, unless you can wait for its arrival on Workbench 2.0). One example on the program disk is for controlling the SuperGen genlock (Digital Creations) from within your presentation; another is for controlling a videotape recorder. While the Arexx port is important, most of us do not have the knowledge to take full advantage of it. To control a laser disk, for instance, you need to write custom software that the player would communicate with through the Arexx port. Arexx holds a lot of promise, but does not offer an easy laser-disk solution. CanDo’s Arexx features are better documented than are DeluxeVideo Ill’s, and you can send text messages to other devices such as laser players, without having Arexx. Both let you communicate with the Arexx ports of other programs. You could, for example, create a program in CanDo that would act as a front end to DigiPaint 3 (NewTek), with full control over all of its features. While interprocess communication is exciting, die Mediaphile Editing System (Interactive MicroSystems) has added a CanDo module that allows CanDo to regulate any device with infrared remote control. InterActor does not support Arexx. It is, however, the only one of these programs with built-in laser-disk control, sending commands straight out of the serial port to a Pioneer 4200 or V6000 laser disk. It lets you play from a specific frame of video to a sequential frame of video, which makes showing laser-disk stills and animations very easy. This is an J J important feature, as the addition of laser-disk images greatly expands what you can do in your presentation. How Easy? DeluxeVideo III s interface is top notch, and I found the program very stable and easy to move around in. The storyboard ? Easy-to-lnstall, Autobooting Hard Card with WordSync™ Interface WordSync Interface Kit also available separately Interface transfers 16 bits at once, giving DMA Speed Without DMA Problems Eliminates the sound, video, and serial I O interruptions found with DMA iinterfaces 1-slot design & SCSI-out port Easy On Off Autoboot Jumper Compatible with Amiga Bridgeboard, RAM, digitizers, and other boards Includes SupraBoot & SupraTools two full disks of utility software Up to 30 Partitions Ail available file systems supported: FFS, MS-DOS, Unix, Macintosh, etc. Access to low-level parameters without maintaining MountList Excellent Technical Support Made in the U.S.A. SupraModem 2400zi Half card modem fits in any Amiga bus slot Up to 5 modems per computer Works with all popular Amiga telecommunications software 100% compatible with the industry-standard “AT” command set Asynchronous 2400 1200 300 baud operation Compatible with Beil 103 212A and CCITT V.21 V.22 V.22bis Autoanswer Autodial (tone or pulse} Adjustable-volume speaker Nonvolatile memory stores custom modem configuration and one telephone number Includes free subscriptions to popular on-line services Made in the U.S.A. S179.95 2400zi SupraRam 2000 2, 4, 6, & 8MB configurations available Installs easily into any Amiga internal expansion slot Easy to expand from your initial configuration Start with 2MB & add RAM at your convenience 6MB configuration allows for maximum benefit with the Amiga Bridgeboard Lets you run larger and more sophisticated programs Allows creation of large and extremely fast RAM disks Test mode & test software make troubleshooting easy Made in the U.S.A. 8MB RAM Board $ 399 $ 599 $ 749 $ 899 with 2MB installed with 4MB installed with 6MB installed with 8MB installed 30MB (40 ms.) $ 649 AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL DEALER, OR CALL: 40MB (11 ms. Quantum) $ 749 80MB (11 ms. Quantum) $ 1049 44MB SyQuest Removable $ 1149 WordSync Interface Kit S19995 Supra corporation 1133 Commercial Way Albany, OR 97321 Voice: 503-967-9075 Fax: 503-926-9370 SupraDrive, WordSync, SupraModem 2400zi, and SupraRAM 2000 are trademarks of Supra Corporation. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. approach makes it easy to keep a handle on the sequence and relationships of effects. Another important feature is the VCR-like control bar you can display at the bottom of the screen while a video plays. It provides a counter to show exactly where you are in the timeline, and lets you fast forward, rewind, pause, loop, single step, turn the audio on and off, and send the audio out through the MIDI port. This makes it easy to see just what happens at each moment. Because you can so easily visualize how everything works, debugging is greatly simplified. Error handling seems very good, and the error messages tell you precisely down to the second where an error has occurred. Electronic Arts did a professional job with the manual. It includes a “guided tour," a fine index, very good tutorials, design and video-creation advice, and a solid reference section. Even with effective interfaces, script- based programs like CanDo are a little more difficult to use. You will need to take some time to understand how the scripting process works and what the script commands do. Can Do’s error messages are pretty detailed and useful, and you’ll find the on-line help very handy. Because you work with only parts of the script at a time, it is easy to zero in on problems. There is even a verify option that checks the section of script that you are working on for syntax errors. For a script-based program, this is about as easy to use as you will find. The automatic scripting features work pretty well, but the animation scripting support could he much better. While Can Do’s manual is nicely designed and fairly comprehensive, the lack of an index in the initial release made it very hard and enormously frustrating to use. Fortunately, a complete index was included with an addendum update. There are only two tutorial examples both of which are overly simplistic and not all that helpful. The way to learn CanDo is to study the several examples on the demo disk (I wish these were covered in the manual) and those sure to be appearing on electronic bulletin boards. If you have any experience with BASIC, you will be able to master CanDo fairly quickly and do some amazing things. Those without programming experience will need more dedication to 1'ully exploit CanDo’s power. InterActor is also script based, and you can even edit the script as a text file, but its interface does not force you to deal as directly with scripting as does CanDo’s. I would like to be able to type in numbers besides scrolling through them, and position objects by dragging them into place. As it is, if you want to make an engine consisting of separate brushes for the different parts, you will have a heck of a time positioning them unless you write down all the coordinates while in your paint program. InterActor would be far easier to learn if the manual was not so awful. It is skimpy and lacks an index, although an updated version and rewritten manual (complete with index) are due out by the time you read this. T here are many examples on the demo disk; as with CanDo, studying them is the best way to learn the program. Conclusive Evidence I recommend DeluxeVideo III highly. It is powerful and easy to use, and you will find many exciting things to do with it. It is an incredible bargain, and even if you only use a small part of its features you'll be getting your money’s worth. CanDo is a good buy if you want to do basic interactive presentations and are intrigued by tlie prospect of creating working programs without programming. InterActor is missing a lot of features I would like, but is the only one with la- ser-disk support and animated moving buttons. The object-collision and other movement effects are completely unique. If these aspects sound exciting, InterActor should be in your interactive toolkit. Beware, though: It uses one of the most annoying forms of copy protection there is. . .the dreaded dongle. If you misplace it, you cannot use the program. I urge Very Vivid to make unprotected versions available, as the dongle is a strong disincentive to using the program professionally. .Another positive factor is InterActor's usefulness as a companion to other programs. CanDo and other programs that run DOS commands can call an InterActor presentation, which, when finished, will return to the program that launched it. The market is just opening up for interactive presentations, and now is the time to get in on the ground floor of what experts predict to be an improtant trend. Any one of these packages will give you a respectable entry into the world of interactivity. DeluxeVideo III 1.06 Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Drive San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171 SI 49.95 One megabyte required. CanDo 1.01 INOVAtronics Inc. 8499 Greenville Ave. Suite 209B Dallas, TX 75231 214 340-4991 BBS: 214 357-8511 S 149.95 One megabyte required. InterActor 1.0A Very Vivid Inc. PO Box 127, Station B Toronto, Ontario Canada M5T 2T3 416 686-7850 $ 129 One megabyte required. ScanLab 100 Color scanning for less By Morton A. Kevelson VIDEO DIGITIZERS ARE great, but they can produce images no larger than the Amiga's screen. This means you can achieve very high resolution with only small originals: An image digitized at 200 dots per inch (dpi) must be three inches across or less to lit on screen. For capturing larger static images, the scanner is the instrument of choice. Color desktop scanners arc costly though, and traditionally, low-cost scanners have been limited to black-and-white output. ScanLab 100, a package containing Sharp’s JX-100 scanner and ASDG’s ScanLab software, makes color scanning more affordable. Although Sharp calls the JX-100 “handy,” it is definitely not hand-held. It measures 12.6 inches long, 6.3 inches wide, and 1.6 inches deep, and weighs
3. 5 pounds. The power supply is a black box with two six-foot cables. The scanner is fitted with another six-foot wire that terminates in a nine-pin D connector and a short lead for the power supply. A 12-inch cord hooks the scanner to the Amiga’s serial port (you must provide a gender changer to connect with an A1000). Individual scans generate either one or six hits per pixel, and the resulting image can be either pure black and white or contain up to 64 gray levels. The software combines three passes of each scan type to create an image with either three or 18 bits per pixel. The former translates into eight colors while the latter produces 262,144 colors. Although you can set lower rates, in default mode the scanner transfers data to the Amiga at 115,200 bits per second (bps) to accommodate large amounts of data. Scanned at 200 dpi, the JX* 100’s maximum scanning area (3.9 x 6.3 inches) contains nearly one million bits. Continued on p. 72 are to discover Drakkhen the premier title in the Draconian line and the first role playing game that combines FRP themes with the most advanced technical wizardry ever! You have been chosen to lead a hand- picked band of four brave adventurers on a treacherous journey. Your quest: to reclaim the mystical jewels from the eight dragon princes, resurrect the great dragon and restore the primeval realm the source of all magic in the universe. Never before has there been an adventure as vibrant with features as real as this: Three-dimensional graphics present a fantasy world in which you truly feel you're a part. 'Real-time' environment renders lifelike animation with independent character interaction. More than 150 unique monsters, ogres and dragons with over 200 on-screen magical spells. Personalized characters to match your own adventure style be you scout, priest, magician or warrior! Available tor the IBM VPC compatibles, Amiga ’’ and Atari ST Personal Computer. Nter the Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess the second sensational title in the Draconian line and explore a bizarre post-born world caught in the throes of mutant treachery. Set on a distant planet, the Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess combines mystic drama and humor with a sophisticated icon interface, so players can easily maneuver through the game's captivating plot. You play the role of Raven, a Toner, whose telepathic abilities provide a unique advantage when fighting the enemy a monstrous race of mutants called Protozorqs. Command eight sci-powers with 'Economized" ease as you probe the chambers of the mutants temple, searching for your abducted girlfriend while engaging in a brain-draining lest of five ordeals. Animated and colorful, the Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess promises hours of challenging intrigue for novice and expert fantasy game players alike. Don't miss out on the first psionic thriller of its kind from Draconian! AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT DIGI-VIEW GOLD 4.0 With the potential for breakthrough display capabilities, and a host of improvements and added features, NewTek is creating a brand new image for its popular digitizer. UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE RELEASE of the new Digi-View Gold
4. 0 some may say, Why mess with success? From its first appearance, NewTek’s video digitizer has delivered tremendous power at low cost and become one of the most widely used products in the Amiga community. To keep up with rapid advances in the video graphics field, however, NewTek has broken new ground by offering pioneering developments in display technology Dynamic HiRes and Dynamic HAM plus significant enhancements to the product’s current capabilities. While engineers of the Topeka-based company may not be the next Wizards of OZ not every aspect of 4.0 is as wonderful as it might appear the overall result represents an important milestone on the road to better, more exciting Amiga video graphics. Dynamic HiRes: Somewhere Slightly Over the Rainbow At first glance, the most compelling feature of the Digi-View upgrade (S30.95 to current users) is Dynamic HiRes mode with its potential for displaying all 4096 Amiga colors simultaneously in a hi-res overscan resolution of 704 by 480 pixels. In Dynamic HiRes, each horizontal line can thus contain a different 16-color palette. Theoretically, all 4096 colors can he displayed on a single high-resolution screen. Digi-View, in order to alter all 16 colors per line, actually takes complete control of the 68000 central BY JOEL HAGEN processor, synching it to the coprocessors which means, of course, multitasking goes out the window while a Dynamic image is being displayed. Even moving the mouse will temporarily break the image into confetti. In all other modes, Digi-View will fully support the Amiga’s multitasking capabilities. To view Dynamic images, 4.0 includes a special utility, Dyna-Show, which will display all IFF images singly or from a script. NewTek has probably pushed the display of a stock Amiga about as far as it can go. Doing so takes the Amiga out on a limb. The view is great, but the perch is tenuous. While a number of developers are planning to add display support for the Dynamic mode, do not anticipate being able to animate, composite, or otherwise utilize these images as flexibly as you do standard, Extra_Halfbriie, or HAM images. More significantly, do not expect to simply turn on your camera and get HAM colors at 640x400 resolution. The limitation of 16 colors per line often results in pronounced horizontal banding of the image most noticeable where there is a lot of horizontal color variation. For example, if there are yellows, reds, and browns on the left, there may not be enough colors remaining on a line to represent blue and green on the right. Having worked with Digi-View for almost three years, I consider myself a proficient user. Out of the first ten images 1 digitized in Dynamic HiRes, not one ? Was free from some degree of horizontal banding, including the illustration reproduced here as Figure 1. 1 chose to use that imperfect image to show a moderate example of the kind of banding you may experience. The illustration also contrasts the detail and color of a Dynamic HiRes image with a 320 X400 HAM version of the same antique lithograph (see Figure 2). I also contrast my own digitizing with one of the best sample images provided by NewTek on a demo disk of Dynamic HiRes images. This image of a face (opposite the opening page of this article) shows how good the new mode can he if you master its idiosyncrasies.
* J The fact that I tried ten times to get a clean image does not mean I give this new mode thumbs down. It does mean that you may find Dynamic HiRes quite challenging. Proper, balanced lighting will be critical. Use the Histogram feature under the Project menu to check the brightness axis of the raw data graph. If 70% or more of that base line is covered, there is probably enough light on the subject. Avoid hot spots, as they multiply the shades of color the camera “sees.” Selection of good candidate images is critical, and many will simply not work in Dynamic HiRes. Conversely, rich color and detail are easily achieved in the 320x400 HAM mode. Also, the normal HiRes color dithering is superb. In my opinion, it is a relatively rare image that will work belter in Dynamic HiRes than in one of these two modes. Touching up Colors Along the Yellow Brick Road It would be inappropriate to discuss Digi-View 4.0 without some mention of NewTeks HAM paint program, Digi-Paint 3 ($ 99.95 for a thorough review of the program, see Nov. '89, p. 14). A digitized image is of limited value without some means of modifying it. While other paint programs will load any standard Digi-View image, Digi-Paint can run simultaneously with Digi-View, providing the only means of editing Dynamic images. Once an image is saved in Dynamic mode, it cannot be modified later. A Digi-View option in the Controls menu, however, allows you to transfer a captured image directly to Digi-Paint for retouching. RGB information from a Dynamic HiRes image is processed into a HAM super-bitmap. .Although you do not see the entire image in the display screen, you can scroll through it as you work in HAM mode and resolution. Flie ritual for this entire operation is very specific. (1 had no success following the procedure as outlined in the manual.) Through experimentation and help from NewTek’s excellent toll-free phone-support line, 1 offer the following precise method for capturing, modifying, and saving an image that will then display as a Dynamic HiRes picture. Shut down all background tasks and run Digi- Paint. Set Size to 640x400 (or 704x480 for overscan). Return to the Workbench or the CLI and run Digi-View. Open the appropriate HiRes screen size. Capture the image and do all image-processing adjustments in 16-color mode until you are satisfied with the Display. Click on the Dynamic button in the Control screen. The image will then take about ten minutes to reprocess as a Dynamic HiRes picture. During that time, the entire screen will be visual confetti until the finished image pops up. You will then see if your judgement, lighting, and karma were all in balance. Under the Controls menu, select Digi- Paint. The display will shift to the Digi-Paint screen and von will see a HAM version of the image gradually build as a super-bitmap. Touch up the image and save it. Return to Digi-View in a high-resolution Dynamic screen size and load the saved image. Save it again from Digi-View and use Dyna-Show to display it as a Dynamic HiR.es picture. Without the re-save from Digi-View, a section of the HAM version only will be displayed. There is one final but significant precaution. You will need at least two megabytes of RAM in order to digitize in all available modes. With anything less you cannot digitize in high-resolution 640x400 color or in Dynamic HiRes. In order to run Digi-View and Digi-Paint simultaneously, you will need three megabytes of RAM. Furthermore, you cannot edit Dynamic HiRes images unless your three megabytes include the megabyte of chip RAM provided by the new One- Meg Agnus chip. This is a serious consideration, but if you arc operating with a one-meg machine, realize that you are limiting the power of your Amiga unless you bring it up to fuller capabilities. I do feel it is important for software developers to offer features that capitalize on more powerful Amiga configurations, but if you cannot expand your Amiga, remember that tremendous digitizing and processing power is still available in Digi-View at the one-meg level for most of your needs. Meanwhile, Back in Kansas, Things are Definitely Looking Brighter Even if you seldom use the new Dynamic mode, I recommend upgrading to 4.0. The interface has been improved considerably, and there are several significant enhancements. The file requester finally lists all available volumes or devices alphabetically. You will find improved multitasking support, including a drag bar that toggles on and off and has front back gadgets. In addition, a Workbench open close option helps memory management. Resolutions can be changed from within Digi-View, although the current image display will be lost. Also, NewTek claims full support for the 68020 processor. A new image-processing feature on the Control screen, NR (Noise Reduction), helps counteract grain, snow, and high-frequency noise in the video signal. It can also reduce the graininess caused by low light. It is most useful in conjunction with the sharpness control, with the best NR range apparently around 2 or 3. Beyond that, artifacts and an "over-filtered” look creep in. The top band of the 320x400 HAM illustration (Figure 2) shows the extreme effect if you overdo noise reduction. The bottom band shows the image at default settings. The middle band shows Sharpness raised to + 10 to exaggerate its effect. (For best quality, I recommend a setting no higher than + 5.) The top band shows Sharpness still at + 10 with NR raised to + 7. One of the more significant new additions to the
4. 0 release, in my opinion, is support for Arexx. The power of Arexx on the Amiga may be slow to be felt, but the implications are enormous. (See “ARexx: New Kingpin of Multitasking?” Nov. !88, p. 55, and “ARexx: The Missing Link,” Aug. ’89, p. 30, for more information on .ARexx.) .ARexx is an interprocess communication protocol. It is a complete language that allows users to enable one application to control aspects of other applications, or to write their own ? Getting Started Digi-View Basics NEWTEK'S DIGI-VIEW hardware software digitizing package has been a mainstay of the Amiga video graphics field almost since the very beginning. The original Digi-View for the Amiga 1000, and then the first Digi-View Gold for the A500 and A2000, became immensely popular standards in the Amiga market. While the new 4.0 release is essentially an upgrade to Digi-View's software component, it may be useful to newcomers to outline the basic Digi-View equipment. The Digi-View hardware is a small unit that plugs into the parallel port on the Amiga. The video signal is fed into the Amiga through an RCA jack on this unit. Capturing and processing an image is controlled through a well-designed software interface. Digi-View performs three scans to build its final image. These scans successively acquire the red, green, and blue components of the image, then combine them to build a full-color IFF picture. Included with the hardware is a color filter wheel segmented into red, green, blue, and clear quadrants. This wheel can be mounted on a black-and-white video camera and rotated for each successive scan. An optional NewTek motor drive, Digi-Droid ($ 79.95), allows you to rotate this filter wheel automatically. Hardware color splitters available from other companies can separate the red, green, and blue components of a color video signal. The results can be excellent, but will depend on the quality and resolution of the incoming color signal, typically lower than that of a black-and- white camera. Menu selections in the software bring up control panels through which the user can select resolutions, adjust the tracking, width and position of the incoming signal, control the palette, and perform powerful image processing before saving the final image. Digi-View supports a full range of resolutions from 320 by 200 pixels up to hi-res overscan 768 by 480 pixels. You can adjust the number of colors used in an image at any point prior to saving the image. HAM, Extra_ Halfbrite, 32-color, and black- and-white modes are all supported. In addition, version 4.0 introduces Dynamic HIRes and Dynamic HAM modes new display possibilities that will be discussed in the main article. Control program. An external script can thus control all Digi-View functions via their Arexx commands. For example, MHAM sets the HAM mode, SARP (5) sets Sharpness to + 5, and so on. Such applications as unattended time-lapse photography with automatic image processing come immediately to mind (See the Up and Running sidebar “Scripts For Success With Arexx" for an example of such an Arexx script.) Because Digi-Paint 3 is also Arexx-compati- ble, you can port captured images automatically into the paint package for pre-programmed manipulation as well. One animator I have spoken with has already used this combination to capture, composite, and compress animation frames automatically while all he has to do is change the photos on his digitizing stage when prompted by his program. This kind of integration of functions is a major philosophical step changing our perception of what computers are and what they can do and it is exciting to see so many developers adding Arexx support. To sum it up, while the jury still may he out to some degree on Dynamic HiRes, version 4,0 adds significant enhancements to Digi-View and is well worth the upgrade price. In my opinion. Digi-View is the best value in Amiga digitizers, and delivers the best images of stationary source material. The interface is well designed, the manual is slim and thorough, the image processing is powerful, and the price is right. Dynamic HiRes is impressive when its rituals are properly performed. But it is not the hi-res Holy Grail. Digi-View Gold 4.0 NewTek 1 15 W. Crane St. Topeka, KS 66603 913 354-1146 800 843-8934 SI99.95. Upgrade (software) only: S30.95 ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him c o Amiga- World, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Up and Running Scripts For Success With Arexx BELOW IS A sample Arexx script for time-lapse photography. An Idea of the language and of the capabilities it can offer in I have limited the script to only two frames simply to provide conjunction with applications such as Digi-View. JH .key leavethishere DoWeHaveMem if warn echo " Sorry - This demo requires 1 megabyte of memory" wait 2 skip NoMemory endif if not exists RAM:Echo copy DVLink RAM: copy C:Wait RAM: copy C:Echo RAM: endif RAM:echo " A sample script to demo time lapse digitizing." RAM:echo " Gets 1 black and white frame every 15 seconds for a minute." RAM:echo " Requires 1 Meg of memory." 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1. 3 has a Color Correct option that tries to compensate for this color shift problem (see the sidebar “Graphic Improvements”). It helps, barely. I now save two versions of my screen-size compositions: one to viewr on screen, and one to run out on the printer. One way to avoid unpleasant surprises when you output new pictures is to print a color chart of available choices. Manually adjusting your paint program’s sliders to every possible combination is v M 7 THE 1.3 VERSION of Preferences offers help for problem color prints. In addition to supporting many improved printer drivers (see Figure 1, top and middle, for a comparison), Preferences 1.3 added a new control screen. The Graphic 2 screen offers several controls and options to tailor an image’s color and texture. When Smoothing (also called antialiasing) is turned on, the Amiga tries to smooth out the “jaggies,” or stair-step effect, that a diagonal line of pixels produces. While this is very important for clean-reading text, it is also very useful for any linear or diagonal graphic element as well. Smoothing does, however, slow down the printing a bit. Figure 2 contrasts the effects of Smoothing On and Smoothing Off. Color Correct R G B tries to match the colors on the printer more closely to those on the monitor. You can select the red, green, or blue components separately or all together. Figure 3 highlights the differences. The blues are noticeably lighter and the reds slightly lighter, but the effect is most dramatic in the green range (note especially the lightest yellow- green next to the pure yellow in the second bar). Although the color correct function is only partially successful, it is very helpful with HAM pictures when you cannot manually adjust each color. Once again, the function slows down the printing process. You can choose three dithering options, Ordered, Halftone, and F-S (Floyd-Steinberg). Figure 4 shows the first and third of these options. The Halftone option made very little difference, at least with this printer, producing only a slightly washed-out effect and a touch more banding. The F-S option has a considerably different texture than the Ordered dithering, most noticeable in the raphic Improvements These Graphic 2 option samples were printed on a Hewlett-Packard PaintJet. Each printer is different, and each artistic application or style has its own demands. Experiment with different settings to determine what works best for you. ?
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2) to be viewed with a stereoscope. (For more detailed definitions of the terms presented in italics in the text, see the “Stereographer’s Glossary” accompanying this article.) You can create your first 3-1) masterpiece in a few simple steps: Find a stereo picture, digitize ii, convert it to a red-blue anaglyph (see Figure I), and display it. You could display the stereo pair on your monitor without converting ii to an anaglyph, hut you would waste space ancl severely limit the size of the image. Instead, if you superimpose the two pictures, you can display them full-sized. If you tint the two pictures in their Figure 1. An anaglyph (above) is a three-dimensional illustrated or photographic view made up of two superimposed images (the stereo pair in Figure 2) each In a complementary color. Complementary colors (usually red and cyan blue) and then put on similarly colored glasses; presto! You enter the third dimension. This method is easy and inexpensive but there are some drawbacks. Even though the finished picture is composed of reds and blues, your 3-D image will be black and white because as they are complementary colors, red and cyan will cancel each other out. Also, such images often tend to he dark because the colored lenses in the glasses absorb light. To remedy this problem simply adjust I he brightness and the contrast on vour monitor while wearing the glasses. If you absolutely need color, you will have to make use of the liquid-crystal- display (LCD) shutter-Iens approach employed by X- Specs 31>, which synchronizes the LCD shutter glasses with the monitor. (Although I do not discuss the X- Specs method here, see Alternate Views in the "Ster- eographer’s Glossary” for more on this technology. If you do wish to create images for X-Specs, however, you can apply nearly every technique that you learn in this article.) Although converting an existing stereograph is easier than creating from scratch, you still have the often difficult task of finding a stereo pair two complete photographic images (one for each eye) placed side by side for viewing. Stereo pairs are better to use than red-and-blue comic-book style images because printed anaglyphs do not digitize well. Start your search with any of the books listed in the “3-D Resources” sidebar accompanying this article. If you still cannot find a stereo picture, look for sterographic cards in antique stores or used-book stores. Do not be tempted by images with fine detail stick to big, bold images with easily recognizable subjects. Images with a lot of depth specifically, clear separation between foreground and background elements convert best to the television-sized screen. After you find a suitable stero pair, you need to fill your 3-D studio with the necessary hardware and software: a digitizer and software (I recommend Newtek's Digi-View, $ 199.95, which we will use in this tutorial), a pair or two of red-and-cyan (or blue) Primer A 3-D cardboard glasses (see “3-D Resources"), and a video camera (Digi-View's Panasonic 1410 is fine). These items are easy to obtain and relatively inexpensive. Eyes Straight Ahead! With the necessary tools in hand you are now ready to work. For a successful 3-D image, you must align the tops and the bottoms of the pictures so they are on the same horizontal plane. If the images do not share the same baseline, the brain cannot fuse them properly and the result is usually a big headache. To ensure proper alignment, frame one of the two pictures so the image fills your monitor. Place a long straightedge (a ruler or yardstick) along the bottom of the card or book and tape it dow n. Replace the image with a piece of graph paper and digitize it by selecting Red in the Digi-View menu. Slide the paper along the straightedge about an inch to the right or left and digitize again, this time as green or blue. When you display the digitized image, you will see two grids, one red and the other green. If the grids are not aligned correctly, their lines w ill not be parallel. Vertical alignment is a little more involved. The very nature of the 3-D process dictates that the two pictures in a stereo pair are not identical; each is offset at a different angle depending on its distance from the viewer. You could align them by sliding the second image to various positions along the straightedge, digitizing it repeatedly until you find the proper amount of ? UNLESS YOU ARE a scientist, you probably don't realize that the space between your eyes (the interocular distance) plays a key role in seeing 3-D. This two-and- one-half-inch gap provides the basis of our binocular vision, allowing us to judge relief and depth up to about one hundred meters. Beyond that, we get depth perception by observing and comparing relative size, shadows, movement, and color. A very common technique in 3-D photography is to create a viewing point that simulates a wider-than-normal interocular separation. Called “hyperstereo,” it has the effect of increasing the depth and the round ness of the object and is often used to enhance the relief of landscapes, panoramas, and aerial surveillance photos. If you increase the interocular distance too much, however, your mind will have difficulty registering the images and you will probably end up with another headache. If there is too little interocular separation, you will produce an effect called “cardboarding” the objects in the picture lose their depth and appear two-dimensional. Another important ingredient in the 3-D recipe is convergence. The process of convergence in a stereoscopic camera is the same as in your own binocular visual system; both determine the 3-D plane. The point of convergence is that point in space where the center of each image is identical (this point, of course, has no relief). Anything beyond the point of convergence w ill be behind the screen (the 3-D plane of convergence) and anything in front of it will look as if it is coming out of the screen. The point of convergence is normally the point of focus. . .but not always. .Another common stereographer’s trick is to move the focus in front of or beyond the 3-D plane. Be careful, though, many people have difficulty resolving these combinations. Try viewing stereographs by focusing on an object in the distance as you bring the picture up to your face. Although it might sound easy, it is difficult to master. ?
- GOB depth. Position half of the stereo pair along the straightedge so that either of the images is centered on your monitor. Now make a visible mark on the straightedge that corresponds to the center of your picture on the copystand. For every l' 2 inch of the picture width, offset the mark from the center by Zy2 of an inch. For example, in a standard stereograph each picture is about three inches wide and the center is at 1 ' > inches. Make marks on the straightedge of an inch to either side of this center point. Label the left mark “red” and the right mark "blue.” Later on you will use these marks to align each of the images when you digitize the stereograph. With the stereo pairs aligned, it is now time to digitize. Set the Digi-View filter wheel to the Clear position. (You could remove it altogether because Digi-View will automatically add the colors for you, but if you do not have a pair of red-and- blue glasses, the filter wheel can provide a good substitute. Hold the wheel to your eyes with the left eye looking through the red portion and the right eye through the blue portion and you thought you looked Stereographer’s Glossary Manufacturers’ Addresses Haitex Resources NewTek 115 W. Crane St. Topeka, KS 66603 913 354-1146 800 843-8934 PO Box 20609 Charleston, SC 29413 803 881-7518 strange in the glasses!) You can load and run the software in any resolution. I normally use the 32- color lo-res interlaced mode, although 1 also have had good results with hi-res mode. When you are ready, find the center points of each half of the stereo pair and mark them on the bottom edge of the card. After aligning the center of the left picture with the red mark on the straightedge, select Red in the menu and digitize. Using the blue mark on the straightedge for alignment, slide the other half of the stereo pair into place and digitize that image, this time selecting Blue in the menu. Then select Alternate Views A 3-D display method using a flickery combination of film (or video) frame alternation and electro mechanical shutter glasses to achieve the separation of views for each eye. Shutter glasses alternately block the view of one eye so that the other (viewing through the clear lens) seesjust one-half of a stereo pair. If the stereo pairs are alternated rapidly enough to initiate the persisl- ence-of-vision phenomenon, they will fuse into a three-dimensional image (100 frames per second is optimal). This technique was first tried in the 1920s and was resurrected in the 1980s this time with a twist. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) lenses are used in place of the original mechanical shutters in Haitex Resources’ X- Specs 3D glasses ($ 124.95 for a review of X-Specs 3D, see Dec. ’88, p. 111). Based on the alternating frame principle, these electronic spectacles are synchronized to the* Amiga’s RGB display in order to achieve the 3-D effect. Anaglyph A three-dimensional illustrated or photographic view made up of two superimposed images, each in a complementary color (usually red and cyan or red-orange and blue). When viewed through similarly colored lenses, the superimposed pictures fuse into a fully three-dimensional image. This is the only format used commercially for all visual media (print, film, and video). Stereo Pair Two photographic images (or illustrations) positioned side by side. When viewed with a stereoscope the two slightly different images merge to form a stereoscopic picture. Each half of the stereo pair simulates the view from one of the eyes. Stereoscope An optical instrument with two lenses to help the viewer to combine the stereo pairs of a stereo- graph. Stereograph A photographic stereo pair mounted on a stiff card and normally viewed with a stereoscope. Each of the stereo pairs measures about three inches square and the mount measures about three and one-half by seven inches. From the 1859s until the 1930s hundreds of millions of stereographs were sold; thus, the first modern mass medium was created. ? “What's our Advantage?” Advantage 2000™ The Advantage is a new lightning fast SCSI host adapter tor the Amiga 2000 or 2500 computers. Full word transfers with high speed caching software give ICO the Advantage over all other host adapters whether DMA or not. And the price for this power is much less than you would think. The Advantage is user-friendly software for effortless hard drive set-up. IC'D provides you with the choices. We have undergone extensive testing to provide you with formatting support for virtually all embedded SCSI drives as well as Adaptec and Omti controllers. External drives are easily supported with a DB25 SCSI port and termination power is provided as needed. ICD, Inc, 1220 Rock Si. Rockford. 11.61101 (fits) 968-2228 Information
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Will expansion and upgrade options ensure the survival of the A1000, or have advancements in Amiga technology already made it obsolete? Now this survivor faces a tougher challenge. Unlike previous upgrades, the new version of the operating system (referred to in the past as 1.4) and the Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) will not be directly compatible with the A1000. On the eve of a new generation of Amiga hardware, A1000 owners again must decide: Upgrade or trade in on a newer model? When deciding, ask yourself the following quesBy Sheldon Leemon tions: Are the types of expansion devices that you are likely to purchase now or in the near future available for the A1000? Are the companies making these devices committed to supporting the A1000 in the future? Does your local Amiga dealer stock these items? Are the features of those peripherals comparable to the ones available for the A500 and A2000? Are they comparably priced? Can you use these add-ons with an Amiga 2000-series (or newer) system if you choose to upgrade? Will the A1000 be able to keep pace with the important changes Commodore is making to the system hardware and software (see the sidebar "Aging Gracefully”)? No Storage Shortage Taking all of these factors into consideration can make the decision-making process quite complex. Let’s take ? The example of hard drives, one of the most popular upgrades. Availability of hard drives should not be a cause for concern to A1000 owners. While the most popular A500 and A2000 hard-drive manufacturers (Great Valley Products, Microbotics, and Commodore) do not make models for the A1000, many other ' 7 companies (Supra, Progressive Peripherals, Pre’spect Technics, Expansion Technologies, Xetec, Spirit Technology, Interactive Video Systems, Compsec, and M.A.S.T.) do. Be aware, however, that some A1000 drives do not have performance and features equal to those commonly found on drives for the newer machines. Within the Supra line of systems (from 20 to 380 megabytes), for example, the A1000 interface is slower than the A2000 interface, and it does not offer an optional RAM expansion module as the A500 model does. Several A1000 interfaces such as the Supra 1000, M.A.S.T.’s Tiny Tiger (accompanying drives range from 30MB to 180MB), and Progressive Peripherals’ Vault (with drives from 20MB to 65MB), do not support the Kickstart 1.3’s autobooting feature. Even those systems that do support it, however, allow you to load Workbench only from the hard drive. Unless you install a Kickstart ROM module such as Kwikstart Plus (Michigan Software, SI59), you must boot Kickstart from a (loppy disk. RAM expansion is also a rarer option on A1000 hard drives than on those for the A500. The convenience of this configuration is worth the search: With it, you need only plug one box onto the expansion bus to have both a hard drive and extra memory. While you could attach a hard drive with passthrough and plug a memory module into it, the A1000 is notorious for being fussy about working with certain combinations of external expansion devices (more about this later). Most importantly, the all-in-one solution is much cheaper than the two external modules or an external drive and internal memory, because the cost of a combination hoard is usually not much more than the hard-drive interface alone. For the A5Q0, you can find several hard-drive and RAM-expansion combinations, such as GVP’s Impact-500 series (with drives from 20MB to 100MB) and Commodore’s A590 (20MB only). You will have to look a little harder to find combination interfaces for the AI000; Xetec’s FastTrak line (drives from 20MB to 80MB) is available for both models. The extent to which A1000 hard-drive systems are transportable to the A500 or A2000 varies quite a bit. The typical A1000 hard-drive setup consists of a drive mechanism with its own case and power supply, and an interface card that plugs into the expansion bus. Moving these systems to an Amiga 500 will probably require you to change the interface card at the vet')’ least. If you decide to move up to an A2000, however, you will probably want to move the hard drive inside the computer’s case. You will no longer need the case or power supply, nor be able to use the interface. All you will be able to salvage is the drive mechanism itself. If you shop carefully, however, you will find exceptions to this rule. The M.A.S.T. Tiny Tiger drive plugs into the parallel port, so with the proper cabling, you can attach it to either an Amiga 500, 2000, or 1000. Progressive Peripheral’s Vault drive attaches via a cable that can be plugged into either the expansion bus of the 1000 or A500. The ability of the Vault’s cable to plug into either machine points out an interesting but little-known fact. The Amiga 1000 and 500 expansion ports are identical except for positioning and one signal line (the A500’s has a 7 Mhz dock line that the AlOOO’s lacks, but few peripherals make use of the signal). Playing the Slots YOU CAN PLAN for the future bv ex- panding your Amiga 1000 with an expansion box that lets you use cards for the Amiga 2000 with your A1000. Typically, these boxes plug into the AlOOO’s bus and come with two or three card slots, a power supply, and perhaps a drive bay for an extra floppy or hard drive. Your best choices are Pacific Peripherals' Subsystem (S299, three slots), Expansion Technologies’ Tool Box (S189.95, two slots), and Micro R&D’s TB-2122 (S249.95, two slots). Although the idea of a box that lets you plug in a wide range of the less-expensive A2Q00 expansion cards is quite attractive, you should be extremely cautious when buying one. Not all boxes work well with all AlOOOs, with all peripherals, or with multiple peripherals. Because of noise and loading problems, using multiple devices simultaneously on the A1000 expansion bus is an iffy proposition. The potential causes for these problems include slow PAL chips on the A1000 daughterboard, inadequate grounding, and the machine’s unbuffered expansion bus. While corrective measures such as changing the PAL chips can often remedy these problems, keep in mind that getting lhe A1000 to work with multiple devices may not be as simple as plugging everything in and turning it on. If you plan to purchase an expansion chassis, check in advance with the manufacturer to see if it works well with the boards that you plan to buy. You should also purchase all of the components from a dealer who is aware of potential problems, and who will be willing to give you a refund if the expansion devices will not work together properly in your system. ?
- SL EVEN WITH MORE memory and storage, can the .Amiga 1000 keep pace with newer models sporting the Enhanced Chip Set and the new version of the operating system? Yes, with a little help. Aging Gracefully The new One-Meg Agnus chip, which allows Amiga 2000s and 500s to access one megabyte of chip RAM, comes in a square package that is a different size and shape than that of the AlOOO’s Agnus chip. You cannot simply plug in the enhanced chip then get back to work. While the forthcoming enhanced Denise chip will fit in the A1000, it will provide its new graphics modes only if the One-Meg Agnus is installed. (See next month’s AmigaWorld for more on the new chips.) The new system-software changes give A1000 owners something further to think about. For the first time, Kickstart will need 512K, instead of256K. On the A500 and A2000, you can replace the 256K ROMs with 512K ROMs. Although Commodore will make a 1.4 Kickstart disk available to A1000 owners, the A1Q00 has only 256K of Writeable Control Store memory allocated to Kickstart. The new Kickstart will eat up 256K of user memory, reducing the amount of chip RAM available to applications to a mere 256K on a 512K system, an almost unusable configuration. Diehard A1000 fans, don't despair; two developers are offering solutions. Both Greg Tibbs’ Rejuvenator board (distributed by Expert Services, $ 499.95 fully loaded) and Delaware Valley Software’s DVS-Wonder ($ 399.95 complete) are replacement daughterboards for the Amiga
1000. They provide a socket for the new Agnus chip, a megabyte of memory that can he used as chip RAM (the DVS also comes in a 512K version), and a battery- hacked clock. The AlOOO’s 512K of former chip RAM becomes true fast memory when either board is installed. The Rejuvenator has a socket for the 512K 1.4 Kickstart ROM, while the DVS-Wonder has sockets for Kickstart 1.2, 1.3, and 1,4. They will allow you to switch to a disk version, as well. Finally, the Rejuvenator hoard adds an A2000-style video slot to the A1000, and the DVS adds an audiofilter switch. Both boards promise to help reduce noise problems on the AlOOO’s expansion bus. Commodore, however, has its own plan to deal with the potential problem of the A1000 becoming obsolete. At the end of January, the company announced a program that allowed owners to trade their .Amiga 1000s for substantial discounts on the purchase of Amiga 2000s, 2000HDs, or 2500s. From the user’s standpoint, this offer was not much different from earlier deals. The big change is what happens to the units that are traded in. Previously, dealers could resell the used A 1000s. This time, however, Commodore asked the dealers to return the A1000 keyboards for a rebate, presumably to take the machine out of circulation altogether. Although this program is scheduled to end by March 31, Commodore has been known to extend and reoffer such deals. ?
- SL a rc:r' The major differences between the two are that the A500’s expansion connector is rotated 180 degrees with respect to the AlOOO’s, and it is situated a couple of inches lower in the case. As an unintended result, most A500 peripherals that plug into the expansion bus will work on the A1000. You simply plug them in so that they face the back of the machine, and wedge a support underneath. (Rumor has it that even within Commodore, A590s are often used with A 1000s.) When you decide to change machines, you will find selling an A500 hard drive much easier than peddling one for the A1000. RAM RECKONING If you do not opt for in-drive memory expansion, your alternatives are an external hoard that plugs into the expansion slot (Microbotics’ StarBoard, Compsee’s AX20Q0, and M.A.S.T.’s MiniMegs) or an internal board (Spirit’s IN 1000 and Michigan Software’s Insider II). All come populated (with RAM chips) or unpopulated (a hare hoard only). Internal hoards require more expertise to install, as you must open the computer and plug the board into the processor socket on the A1000 motherboard. On the plus side, internal boards leave your expansion slot free and come with a battery-backed clock calendar (which the external hoards do not have). They are likely to have less resale value than an external board, however, and also offer a little less expansion, usually being limited to 1.5 megabytes. External boards generally offer two megabytes. As far as portability goes, you cannot use most A1000 memory hoards directly on the A500 or A2000 (though the Microbotics StarBoard can be plugged into the processor slot of an A2000 with a special adapter). As with hard drives, you will probably have to abandon the hoard and use only the main components, the memory chips. Even this might not be possible; many A1000 memory boards use the older 256K RAM chips, while newer boards for the A500 and A2000 use I-megabit chips. If portability is your main concern, use an A500 memory expansion module (or combination RAM expansion hard drive) backwards on the A1000, or opt for an expansion chassis. (See the sidebar “Playing the Slots.”) Other than hard drives and memory expansion, few devices use the expansion connector on the side of the A1000 or A500. Because the AlOOO’s other ports are similar to those on the Amiga 500 and 2000, you can use expansion devices for those ports on the A1000 with an adapter. The serial and parallel ports on the A1000 are of a different gender than the corresponding plugs on the A2000 and A500. Because some of the lines are configured differently (power connections are on different pins), a straight gender-conversion cable will not work. You need an adapter plug, particularly if the device is one that draws power from the computer, such as an audio or video cligiti er. Though devices with the proper plug for A 1000s are still around, their availability is dwindling. The best source for an adapter is Redmond Cable. The video port on the A1000 is exactly the same as those on the other machines, so you can plug any external genlock directly into the A1000. Because the A1000 and A500 lack a video slot, however, they cannot use internal genlock hoards. Expand or Disband? Alter considering the options, the question remains: Is it worth expanding an A1000 rather than trading it in? The answer depends on how much expansion you need and how much money you have. If you have already spent a bundle to expand your system with hard drives, memory, and maybe even processor accelerators, investing a few hundred dollars on a Rejuvenator or DVS-Wonder (see “Aging Gracefully”) makes more sense than buying a whole new system. If, on the other hand, you have a one-drive 512K A1000 system and want a hard drive and lots of memory, it would clearly be wiser to trade the A1000 in for an A2000HD than to sink a lot of money into expensive add-ons. In-between cases may be a little harder to judge. Just remember that even il your A1000 is unable to keep pace with all of the latest developments, that doesn't render it instantly useless. There will probably be Amiga 1000s out there performing dependably for years to come, just as they have in the past. ¦ Sheldon Leemon is the author of Inside Amiga Graphics and other hooks, and he is a frequent contributor to many computer publications. Write to him do .AmigaWorld, Editorial Dept., SO Elm St., Peterborough, Nl 03458. Commodore Business Machines Manufacturers' Addresses 1800 Wilson Dr. West Chester, PA 19380 215 436-4200 Comspec Communications 153 Bridgeland Ave. Unit 5 Toronto, Ontario Canada M6A 2Y6 416 785-3553 Delaware Valley Software PO Box 2007 Upper Darby, PA 19082-0507 215 446-9227 Expansion Technologies 46127 Landing Pkwy. 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(617) 244-6954 FAX (617) 244-5243 Circle 35 on Reader Service card. ON- GRAPHICS 15 A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen ALT HOUGH OVERSHADOWED BY newer and fancier Amiga animation methods, color cycling is still a viable and exciting animation technique. Hopefully, the tips outlined in this column will put color cycling back in your thinking caps for future projects. While 1 refer to DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts) tools throughout, the techniques apply to any paint package supporting color cycling. Fire When Ready Color cycling operates only within palette ranges. (Consult your manual for details on setting these up.) Dpaint’s Shade and Blend modes also use these ranges, and the following exercise in painting flames will capitalize on this fact. In a 32-color palette, set up a Range of 16 palette positions for the fire colors. Make the first color black. Make the fifth color deep flame red, the eighth color bright yellow, the thirteenth color red, and the sixteenth color black. Now "Spread” the first color to the fifth, the fifth to the eighth, eighth to thirteenth, and thirteenth to sixteenth. This is your fire Range. Color zero (the first palette position) should also be black. Select the first fire color, black, as background color and clear the screen to that color. Hit F5 (Shade) and paint the shape of the fire, using a half-inch round brush. With the left and right buttons, shade up and down the Range. The right button "carves” the shape of the fire to the background color, allowing you to shape fine tongues of flame. Hit TAB on the keyboard occasionally to cycle and test the effect. Now try the airbrush with a single pixel in the F7 (Cycle) mode. Sweep from the bottom of the fire toward the top in short, slow strokes. Be sparing; if the motion seems to be in the wrong direction when you cycle, reverse the arrow in the Palette requester by clicking it. The entire background is also color cycling because it is included in the Range, Cure that by "Filling” the background with color zero. Experiment to get the best combination of effects, 1 once used this technique on a video animation destined for a legal presentation. I genlocked the fire over footage of a building. By cutting the fire out as a brush and shrinking it, we merely have to use the 4- and keys to make it grow and shrink, and the X key to reverse it occasionally. With the cursor turned off, we recorded the brush moving in real time, stamping it around as the fire spread and grew. Although created with simple, inexpensive tools, the entire presentation worked very well. 1 have seen similar, but far less effective attempts done with complex Anims and insert-editing equipment. Always try simple solutions first; they may turn out best in the end. Cyclist’s Repertoire There are many interesting, often practical uses for color cycling. You can enhance the detail and impact of technical illustrations with with simple, sparing use of this technique. Show the direction of flow in pipelines or arteries in graphic fashion by drawing in the appropriate direction with Cycle mode. Or, you may highlight a cross section of a plant by painting it with one shade from a smooth Range of several greens. When the image cycles, the isolated region will have a pulsing glow. Try the “moving arrow” if you are looking for a good animation exercise. Establish a Range of any 16 colors. Choosing the first color, draw a small arrow on a black screen. With the next color, draw another arrow along the You’ll find there’s still a lot of kick left in this old standby animation technique. Color eycffng techniques eiso the- Hants in the cos ' = gilt) h in upotsr appear a bit coarse, but in hi-res it will look quite clean. By combining different cycling effects on one screen, you can create a lot of action with great economy of disk and RAM space. A series of such screens run as a simple slideshow can make for a sophisticated presentation that will look as if it were created with more complex techniques. ¦ Joel Hagen’s credits include work in artt astronomy, science fiction, and software develop merit. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, (A 95361. Please include a stamped, self -addressed envelope. Same path as the first. Continue until you have 16 arrows marking a continuous path back to the starting position. Then and this is the key go back to the palette and make all but one of those 16 colors match the background black of the screen. Now only one arrow is visible on screen. When you hit TAB, each arrow will become visible in turn as its color register cycles to the non-back- ground color. An animated arrow appears to move around the screen. In a variation on this concept, you could make a walking character or a flying bird. Draw each successive animation position in the next color of the Range. Place the drawings close together, or overlap them slightly as in the schematic moon orbiting a planet in the accompanying illustration. You can achieve a striking illusion of randomness by creating a series of screen elements using colors that are out of sequence with their Range positions. The lights on the control panel in the illustration provide a simple example of this effect. When cycled, they do not flow in one direction, but switch around in a less predictable pattern. I included a duplicate of the background brown in this Range to make it appear that a light is periodically off. 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Change one of the two Range colors in the palette to a duplicate of the background color. Only one message will now be visible. If you hit TAB, the two messages will alternate. In lo-res this will to tno moon ttist so&osrs to oftoit the pisnei wtiich san ho mode to appear as tf they are bftnkiftg on note of info.phile Back to Basics Part 4 The Workbench isn’t the only way yon can work with your Amiga as you will soon learn when our A migaDOS experts introduce you to some “Shell games.” By Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings IN THE FIRST three parts of this series, we have concentrated exclusively on the Workbench, the Amiga’s graphical user interface. The Amiga, however, also has a second standard interface, the Shell. .Although the Shell approach may seem less intuitive and more difficult at first, you will discover later that the Shell allows us to do some things that you cannot accomplish with the Workbench. 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The display reveals that the Shell actually has two names for each disk: one under the heading “Unit” and the other under the heading “Name.” Find the line with “DFO:” under Unit. DFO: is the unit name for your internal disk drive. You can use the unit name DFO: anytime you want to refer to the disk in your internal drive; similarly, if you have an external drive, you can refer to the disk in it by the name DF1:. You can also refer to any disk by the name that appears under the “Name” heading. Thus, in the Shell you can call your Workbench disk either “DFO:” or “Workbench 1.3:." Notice the colon (:) after the Workbench 1.3 name above. Like the colon at the end of the unit name DFO:, it must be included because it tells the Shell that you are referring to a disk. Inside each disk, from the Shell’s point of view, is a collection of zero or more files and directories. Directories are the Shell’s version of drawers; a directory can hold files and other directories. You can spot the directories in the DIR listing by the label “(dir)” that appears to the right of each one. The disk itself acts as a sort of “root” directory; anything that is not in a named directory is in that root directory. Everything that is not a disk or a directory is a file, regardless of whether the file is a project or a tool according to Workbench terminology. Even icons are files. If you look carefully at the directory listing, you will notice that for every directory appearing in the Workbench window for example, the System directory there is a file with that name plus a “.info” suffix. System has System.info, Utilities has Utilities.info, and so on. By convention, all Amiga programs name icon files in this manner. It is a good practice not to end a file name with “.info” unless that file is an icon. You may do so if you wish the Shell won't stop you but it could confuse anyone else who needs to look at or work with your files. Also, be very careful about deleting any .info tiles, because a file without a .info icon file is not visible from the Workbench. For example, if you were to delete the file Utilities.info, you would no longer be able to see the Utilities drawer from the Workbench. Of course, there are files that you can see only from the Shell. Note, for example, that your DIR file listing shows directories named “c” and "s” that you cannot see from the Workbench because they have no icons and thus no .info files. Earlier in this “Back to Basics” series, we learned to perform some basic Workbench operations on disks, drawers, tools, and projects. Similarly, there are some basic Shell commands that allow you to work on disks, directories, and files. Next time, we’ll talk about some of the more important of those commands, as well as some tricks for entering them. ¦ Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings are contributing editors to Amiga World. Write to them at 10024 Sycamore Dr., Durham, NC 27703. 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(You’ll need exec types.h, exec devices.h, exec io.h, devices gamport.h, and devices inputevent.h.) define BPT 1 * Back or 2nd gameport * * the mouse port is untt 0 *1 struct MsgPort *joyport; struct IOStdReq *joymsg; * any other declarations would go here * If ((joyport = CreatePort (NULL,0))= =NULL * code to report an error * else If ((joymsg = CreateStdlo (joyport)) == NULL) * code to report another error * else If (OpenDevice ("gameport.device",BPT,joymsgI0) !=0) * code to report last error * This opens the gameport.device and sets up joyport and joymsg as channels to communicate with it. While the above opens the device using the rear port, it can report events from either. If you open the front port while Intuition or a console device is active, however, they will receive at least every other event. After you open the device, you must tell the gameport.device whether it’s communicating with a mouse or a joystick. If using a joystick, you must specify which message format you desire. Both formats tell you when the button is pressed and released and use the same physical type (analog) of joystick. The Absolute joystick format sends a message only when the joystick changes position; thus it gives precise hut infrequent messages. In addition to sending position change events (messages for position changes), (he Relative joystick format f ires off a message every few clock ticks if the joystick is held in a position other than centered. If you want the game player to press and hold the joystick forward to continue moving forward through a maze, for example, use the relative joystick format. 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(408) 395-3838 (in CA) THE GAME PRESERVE By Rick Teverbaugh Professional Footbai YOU WON'T VIEW an NFL game in quite the same way once you’ve played Professional Football Simulation. PFS is a football strategy game par excellence. If you understand the basics of football, the positions, and the penalties, you can play PFS almost immediately. In mouse mode, you select your offensive or defensive plays by clicking on their names. Colored squares with uniform numbers play out the consequences of your call, while sound effects enchance the action. The teams provided are fictional, but you can create and edit each player, then rate them from 1.0 to 5.0 in 11 categories to model your favorite pro, college, or Pop Warner teams. PFS manipulates time very accurately. If you use the 45- second clock, the number of plays in a game will be extremely close to the real NFL play count. Between plays, the down, yards-to-go, quarter, time, time outs left, and score are displayed on the scoreboard. PFS’ detailed play-calling and -creation features make the game shine. Once you master the 18 offensive and nine defensive plays of the beginner’s playbook, try the standard game playbook with 113 offensive choices and 104 defenses. The creative and adventurous can design their own plays by typing a line of letters. Consider IR X SFLW.FB5- TQ.SELHB8FLOTEC as an example play. IR means an I formation strong right. X tells the halfback and fullback to switch positions in the formation. SELW tells the split end to take the left wing position in the formation. The period indicates that the formation is set. FB5 orders the fullback to take the ball and run to the 5 hole. The holes (gaps between linemen from the center to the outside) are labeled with odd numbers to the left and even numbers to the right. This run would be just outside left tackle. T means there will be trap blocking from the guard away from the point of attack, in this case the right guard. Q instructs the quarterback to toss tiie ball to the fullback instead of handing it off to him. The next period prompts the program that the basics of the ? Crib Notes By Peter Olafson
• The journey through Central Park in Manhunter: New York (Sierra On-Line, $ 49.95) can be kind of like well, like a journey through Central Park. Unfortunately, there's only one, rather difficult way to thread your path through the minefields. Use your Manhunter Assignment Device (MAD) to trace the exact route taken by the people you’re tracking. (Don't get frustrated. It’s awkward translating an overhead view to a side view, and it will probably take you a few runs to get it right) Be cautious. The game is ultra- grumpy about exactly where you pul the cursor, so this once I'll give an out-and-out instruction: For the first screen, it goes on the right-hand border roughly between the lamp post and the edge of the path.
• Talk about grumpy, the owner of the web covering the cave in King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human (Sierra On-Line, $ 49.95) won’t abide any land-based assaults on his property. This puzzle is for the birds.
• Your driver education instructor always said “Accelerate out of curves.” right? Well, that may be why you're tumbling from the polygon-fill track in Stunt Track Racer (Medalist International, $ 39.95). Drop your speed until you're entirely out of the curve. And don’t try to steer all the way through It; you could dangerously oversteer. Let the track do some of the work. When you leave a curve, aim for the high side of the track. It’ll nudge you straight again.
• You'll probably need a little souvenir from the Temple of the Dragon to fin- ? Inside and Out - covers insides of AmigaDOS. Includes reference section, lasks and ling, DOS editors ED and EDIT, create and use scrfo! Files, multitasking and more. 274 pp ISBN 1 -55755-041- gested retail pnce$ 19.95 A wwwaw r?. W ta rv iwi uofcrc i a* vcu A jca x Amiga Disk Drives Inside and Out Thf Tkf ojvr Jqb C Angj Dw I5wi w Amiga Tricks & Tips
* Amiga for r Tricks and Tips - presents dozens of tips on accessing libraries from BASIC, custom character sets, AmigaDOS, sound, important 68000 memory locations and much more! 342 pp ISBN 0-916439 88*7 Suggested retail price $ 19.95 Amiga for Beginners • introduces you to Intuition, the mouse, windows, the CLI and AmigaBASIC. Covers Workbench 1.3 Info. 178 pp ISBN 1-55755-021-2 Suggested retail price $ 15.95 Beginners Amiga C for Beginners A waaca y iW - ¦nciw O’ I ¦* v-v- -y jm iff fid MM W Machine Language ¦ comprehensive introduction to 68000 assembler ML programming, covers 68000 microprocessor, speech, sound, menu programming, complete intuition program including Proportional. Boolean and String gadgets. 264 pp ISBN 1-55755-025-5 Suggested retail price $ 19.95 Desktop Video Guide - clearly explains how you can harness the video power of lhe Amiga. Guidesyou through the confusing jargon and terminology lo give you a practical introduction to VCRs, genlocks, scanners, frame grabbers, special effects, and hardware, digitizing, paint and drawing programs and more. 240 pp. ISBN 1-55755-057-3 Suggested retail price $ 19.95 See your local bookseller or Know How If you use an Amiga and you want to know how, just read on... We Sell C for Advanced Programmers - contains a wealth of information from professionals who program the Amiga: how compilers, assemblers and linkers work, using intuition, combining assembly language and C programs, using jump tables and cynamic arrays, designing and programming user friendly interfaces, managing large C programming projects and more. Includes complete source code for a C based text editor. 650 pp. ISBN 1 -55755-046-8 Suggested retail price $ 34.95 AmigaDOS Quick Reference Guide • an invaluable, easy-to-use reference tool for beginners and advanced programmers alike. You can quickly find commands by using the three handy indexes designed with the user in mind. Commands in alphabetical order for easy reference. Covers Workbench 1.3 Info. 123 pp ISBN 1-55755-049-2 Suggested retail price $ 9.95 Disk Drives Inside and Out -the most comprehensive book yet describing everything you need to know about Amiga disk drives. Learn how to speed up data transfer, how copy protection works, how computer viruses infect your system, the ins and outs of the DOS functions, loading, saving sequential and random files and file organization, boot blocks and technical aspects of the hardware, and more. 346 pp. ISBN 1-55755-042-5 Suggested retail price S29.95 C tor Beginners - introduction to learning the C language. Explains the elementary concepts using many examples. Describes C library routines, how the compiler works, many programming examples. 284 pp. ISBN 1-55755-045-X Suggested retail price $ 19.95 System Programmer’s Guide -comprehensiveguide to what goes on inside the Amiga in a single volume. Includes the EXEC structure. I O requests, interrupts and resource management, multitasking functions, more. 442 pp ISBN 1-55755-034-4 Suggested retail price $ 34.95 jH' M Amiga C for Advanced Programmers Amiga System Programmer's Guide Order Toll Free in US & Canada Abacus 1-800-451-4319 J Dept. L5, 5370 52nd Street SE • Grand Rapids, Ml 49512 Phone 616-698-0330 • Fax 616-698-0325 play have been called. SEL tells the split end to throw a lead block for the fullback. HB8 sends the halfback around right end as a decoy. FLO instructs the flanker to run an out pattern and TEC tells the tight end to run a corner route. Believe it or not, you can add much more detail to this play and defensive plays can be equally involved. Don’t be overwhelmed; you'll get plenty of help. The Magic Johnson’s Basketball By Bill Catchings and Mark L. Van Name END-TO-END, non-stop, two- on-two, fast-break basketball is the game plan of Magic Johnson’s Basketball. From the rap credits to the final buzzer, it’s you against the computer or a friend, in a battle of sweat, not wits. You control one player at a time with the joystick. A halfcourt display scrolls with the ball handler as he moves up and down the court. You do almost everything switching active players, shooting, passing, blocking, stealing, even punching by moving the joystick while holding down its button. Yes, you can punch. This is street ball, even though it’s in a nice gym with fans that never stop cheering. Punch too many times, and a cloud of dust covers the ensuing fight. You can pass, but if you want to win, your best bet is to run down the court and slam the ball home. Your only other thick but comprehensive rule book is full of examples. To test new plays against different defenses, dot commands let you set up scrimmage situations. Matchup mode assists you in deciding the relative strengths of your team in comparison to an opponent, while the game-plan file gives the computer opponent instructions on playing offense and defense. Unlike in other games, here the computer Gatorade not included. Real play is to shoot the ball when your teammate is under the rim; he’ll convert the alley-oop. If you win the game (a single 90-second period), your score combines vour victory ; » margin (points x 100), blocks ( x 200), steals ( x 200), dunks ( x 50), and alley-oops ( x 50). Score over 1000 and you get to play another game with different teams. While the graphics are very good and the sound is decent, a few flaws spoiled the game for us. We could live with the coach isn’t limited to the basic plays that come with the program. For all its realism and authenticity, Professional Football Simulation is great fun to play. This package hasn't been more than arm’s length from my computer since it arrived. If you’re a football fan, buy it! (S34.95, MicroSearch Inc., 9896)
- S’. W. Freeway, Houston, TX 77074, 713 988-2818. No special requirements.) Limited simple strategies and defensive options (stealing the in-bounds pass is best); after all, this is fast-break ball. The constant disk accesses, however, were annoying. Even more frustrating were the bugs. Sometimes the ball disappeared, and neither team could find it. Once the referee’s head got stuck in the back court. The guru even meditated during the demo. Magic Johnson’s Basketball ? Ish Targhan (Gainstar, S39.95). It'll help you fight the Evil One at the end.
• For those of you having trouble getting Into the Destiny Stone the last dungeon In Bard's Tate II: The Destiny Knight (Electronic Arts, $ 59.95): You're in the right place (the city of Colosse), but need to find two words. I suspect you’ve forgotten what the strange mage said the first time you stumbled across the stone. The clues are in the Tombs a pretty explicit one on the second level and you can’t spilt the rock until you’ve finished the Grey Crypt. One of the words is probably used by courteous gamers every day in real-life (life in which your Amiga is turned off).
• A couple of you have reached the bottom of Dungeon Master (FTL, $ 39.95), found the flrestaff and power gem, and are wondering if that’s all there Is. I’m not clear on exactly where you are, but here are a couple of general hints for the endgame. Have you killed the dragon? (Rise to the occasion when things promise to get too hot.) Done anything with the gem? (Cast about yourself for a solution.)
• Dying like a dog is easy at the beginning of Faery Tale Adventure (Microlllusions, $ 49.95), when jade skulls are in short supply. Surprisingly enough, a great place to fight is the cemetery off to the southeast. You can take care of the skeleton crew from inside the fence, and they can’t come after you. . . Usually.
• From Alex Fogle of Fayetteville, NC: Although too wide for jumping, the big empty space on Level Two of Heroes of the Lance (Strategic Simulations Inc., S39.95) can be crossed, but only by one character. It would have to bo magic, wouldn't it?
• Replenish your lasers for the last two fights In Menace (Psygnosls, $ 29.95), then use a force shield for the last battle. Stay away from the ‘‘outsiders.’’ They’ll drain your shields when they touch the Guys on the Other Side.
• You just knew that Help key was ? Three New Releases From Free Spirit BARNEY BEAR Software Qoes To School It’s the first day of school for Barney Barney Bear Goes to School is a musical, colorful game for children ages 3-8. The game contains counting games, letter games, colors, shapes, and a painting easel where you can fill-in-the-colors on over a dozen different pictures. Even young children can enjoy Barney Bear with no adult supervision required. Sick of space shoot-em-ups? Ever wanted to fly around on the back of a giant green dragon? Retail Price $ 34.95 Well, here’s your chance!
I) BACON SC APE Dragonscape is the wackiest, fastest, toughest, most addictive fantasy shoot-em-up to appear on the Amiga. DOCTOR AMI.. Retail Price $ 39.95 From the creator of Ami..Alignment System comes Doctor Ami.., a hard drive and memory utility for the Amiga line of personal computers. Doctor Ami., can be used by any average Amiga user to test the integrity of both system RAM (including all expansion cards) and a hard drive. Bad memory locations and bad hard disk sectors are indentified and mapped out. Retail Price $ 49.95 To order, see your local dealer or contacl: Free Spirit Software, P.O. Box 128, 58 Noble Street, Kutztown, PA 19530. Or call (215) 683-5609. Is an arcade game, not a sports simulation game. You won’t find any team management options. If you can live After Burner with that and with the game’s bugs, you’ll have a slam- dunkin’ good time. ($ 49.99, Melbourne House, distributed by By Rob Lawrence UNREAL IS THE word that best describes the incredible arcade version of After Burner. Unfortunately, during the port to the Amiga, the unreal became unrealistic. Sega should have spent a little more time working on this version. Don't expect a detailed simulation. The computer handles the F-14 Thunder Cat’s course and speed; you need only maneuver around the enemv and shoot. Wave after wave of enemy fighters attack you from the rear as well as head-on. You won’t survive long without quick reflexes, an even temperament, and the supplied five extra lives. In the upper stages, watch out for powerful adversaries such as kamikaze pilots and the unbeatable flying fortress. Loading intervals between the stages are about twelve seconds, so you won’t have much time to relax your trigger finger. Accompanied by progressively-changing music, the game’s graphics are first rate with dazzling detail and color and fast, full-screen animation. Its share of drawbacks. The most noticeable are the virtually useless brochure-sized manual and the lack of sound effects. The instrumentation provided isn’t of much use, cither. It consists of an artificial horizon (real helpful), ammunition indicators, and a mach meter (of course you can’t accelerate or decelerate). For weapons you have guided missiles and a Vulcan 20mm “rapid fire” machine gun. The gun fires only one shot each While pretty, the game has Joan of Arc: Siege & the Sword By Peter Olafson THE BEST THING about Joan of Arc: Siege & the Sword, the latest role-playing ' arcade game of uniting medi- eval kingdoms, is the horde of choices it offers aspiring kings. Espionage, dirty tricks, taxation, negotiations, provincial loyalty, and about two dozen courtiers (each with personal Virgin Mastertronic, 18001 Cowan, Indue, CA, 92714, 714 833-8710. One megabyte and joy stick required.) Time you hit the button, so don’t expect to send a barrage of bullets at your enemies. As in other Sega products, the high scores are not saved. 1 was not impressed with the Amiga version of After Burner and would not recommend it, unless you are amassing a comprehensive collection of arcade titles. (579.95, Sega, distributed by Mindscape, 3444 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062, 312 480-7667. 800 221-
9884. No special requirements.) Gifts) all play a role. That variety instantly sets the game apart from predecessors that focused more on combat or ? There for something. Lynn Lowry of Salinas. CA tells me that pressing it will keep you level while you cut your speed after a stall In Falcon (Spectrum Holobyte, $ 49.95) something especially likely to happen while flying upside-down at the Lt. Col. Level and above. (If I press the Delete key, do I find out why you’re flying upside- down?) If landing means strewing your plane all over the runway, you can still finish your flight and get all the nice medals by hitting the Esc key and then selecting “End mission." (Thanks to Elizabeth Velez of Salinas, CA.)
• A final hint about future hints: Thanks for the help, but keep it subtle. Many of the hints I receive are closer to cheats, such as the two above for Falcon. The Idea here, in the interest of accurate hlgh-score tables everywhere, Is to suggest ways to finish games legitimately (like how to actually land or unstall an F-16) without using back doors and loopholes. Give your fellow readers a push; don’t lead them by the hand. Above all, watch your step in the park. ? COMPANIES MENTIONED: Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-7171. FTL Games, 6160 Lusk Blvd., C-206, San Diego, CA 92121, 619 '453-5711. Galnstar, distributed by DigiTek, 8910
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3584. Strategic Slmilations Inc., distributed by Electronic Arts. Open Any Drawer ! And Discover Something Extraordinary! TOOL CHEST Name . Address City Zip State ? Check Money Order Enclosed (payable to AmigaWorld Tool Chest) G Charge my: ? MasterCard ? Visa ? American Express Account _Expires_ Signature___ Foreign Orders, add $ 2.50 for Air Mail Delivery. Foreign Subscriptions are $ 8-1.95. postpaid. Payment required in US Funds drawn on US Bank, Note that some animations require 1 MB ol memory AmigaWorld Tool Chest, 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, NH 03458 1-800-343-0728 • 1-603-924-9471 109005 Introducing the AmigaWorld Tool Chest, an Amiga software celebration that makes you even more creative and productive than ever before! Entertaining games, useful utilities, professional clip art, detailed animation, wild sound effects, music, and more. . .exclusively from the AmigaWorld Tool Chest. Users of every Amiga model-and at every level of computing skill will be thrilled with these top quality programs and tools. Released in a two-disk set every other month, the AmigaWorld Tool Chest is a fantastic way to enhance your computing career. CREATIVITY The Amiga is a graphic goldmine, and the Tool Chest has plenty of nuggets ready for vou to find! Each issue brings you elaborate animation objects, ready for you to make them come alive in your own creations! Choose from a multitude of vector images, from out-of-this-world spaceships to exquisite dinner table objects, lamps, and more! Are you into desktop publishing or desktop design? Looking for original clip art to incorporate into your IFF paint programs? Then you’ll be overjoyed with each issue's collection of clip art that’s been specially commissioned from some of the most talented Amiga artists around. Plus there's an ample supply of sound and music accessories. Be it bizarre sound clips, melodious music, or computer speech utilities, the Tool Chest will have your audiences clamoring for encore performances! PRODUCTIVITY Of course the Amiga can handle all those traditional personal computer chores as well, and the Tool Chest will continuously complement your software collection with useful utilities and original productivity programs. Discovered a corrupted disk? Need to recover a deleted file? Problems in formatting a bunch of new disks? The Tool Chest is here to help! We'll save you time, money, and needless aggravation with programs like TJ Format and Disk Salvage. Contents of Volume 1, H (Available as a back issue) Tic Tac Toe 3D MicroMan graphic arcade game Sounds variety of digitized sounds Pteronadonaball 3D animation Graph 3D create and view 3D graphs AMIGA File address book Spectrogram creates audio spectrograms 3D Vector Objects 3D Lamps Clip Art images of food Plus, the Tool Chest is specifically designed to be a productivity tool, with useful programs like Chartmaster, a powerful data graphing tool. And Iconmeistcr, an advanced icon editor with a complete set of drawing tools. FUN and GAMES Each issue of the Tool Chest will also entertain you with one or more games, each of them new, each capturing the Amiga's fantastic sound or graphic sophistication. You might find Shark!, a gobbling-game that utilizes digitized sound for maximum effect. Or Crystal Caverns, a neat magic adventure that’s full of color and a whole lot of fun. ? YES! Send me the following AmigaWorld Tool Chest Edition(s) for only $ 14.95 each: Vol. I, 4 (see above! Vol. 1, - 6 (new edition) D Save me $ 20. Enter my one year (6 issue) charter subscription for $ 69.95. PLUS-AN ORIGINAL ANIMATION IN EVERY ISSUE! Complete with player program, each Tool Chest edition will delight and fascinate you and your friends with original creations from leading Amiga animators. Classic, colorful, inventive, these are animations you'll want to see and show again and again! And throughout the year, your animation library will continue to grow in both value and variety! All this for just SI4.95 per two-disk edition! Tryr it for yourself! To order, use the coupon below, or look for the special flier inserted in this issue. Or for immediate service, call 1-800-343-0728. CHARTER SUBSCRIPTION OFFER! Save $ 20 off the single copy price and get these charter subscriber benefits-.
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A. , a peasant girl who hears the voices of saints. What a shame that varied tone doesn’t endure. The squeamish be warned: The people you light occasionally lose arms and heads accompanied by realistic pumping blood. Army combat, however, is rather like pitting insect swarms of varying densities against one another: Not very revealing and not much fun. The straight arcade sequences look fine, but are either too simple (taking die bridge), drawn-out (one-on- one knight fighting), or initially unpredictable (the wall scaling game). The fourth, defending your own walls, is just right. While the game offers many choices, it doesn’t have a great deal of accompanying depth. You don't sense a larger, hidden world of cause and effect. For instance, the king’s court has no life of its own; the courtiers have flat computer personalities invoked only on Charles’ initiative. SideShow By Bill Catchings and Mark L. Van Name STEP RIGHT UP, ladies and gentlemen, to Actionware’s SideShow. The game’s excellent graphics, animation, and sound re-create every detail (except for the smell) of a real carnival. You even get a bag of caramel popcorn. Logistically, Joan could have been better thought out. The computer goes ahead with your turn even if you select an action you can’t perform. It attacks its two disks or redraws the screen for even the simplest of adjustments; while the game supports two drives, it apparently doesn’t warm to extra memory. The digitized medieval score is nice at first, but it’s played to death and can’t be turned off. I’d swallow a lot of these complaints for the pleasure of playing a computer game featuring a heroine (a far too rare commodity), but this isn’t it. The game should be called “Charles VII.’’ Once Orleans and Reims are retaken and Charles is crowned, you become Charles and Joan becomes one of a handful of generals. Eventually, she winds up being imprisoned and executed, which seems rather to defy the logic of the game. (You can’t even ransom her, as you can other members of your court.) What’s the point of replaying history if it has to happen the way it happened in real life? You might as well just read a book. ($ 49.95, Broderbund, 17 Paul Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903, 415 492-3200, 800 527-6263. No special requirements.) You start with 25 tokens; it takes from 5 to 50 of them to get into SideShow’s booths. You beat a booth when you win more tokens than it cost ? REMEMBER MAST IS NOW DIRECT NO DEALERS, GREAT PRICES AND MOST IMPORTANTLY DIRECT TECHNICAL SUPPORT FROM A LEADING INTERNATIONAL AMIGA PERIPHERAL COMPANY FEATURE PRODUCT: MAXIMEGS (i A >1 K PRES E R V E
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IDG Peterbojough, publisher of AmigaW’orld, is the licensed North American distributor of GETTING STARTED WITH YOCR AMIGA. 1 1989 by the Bariau Company. All Rights Reserved. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines, Inc. Getting Started With Your Amiga c o AmigaWorld Magazine P.O. Box 802 Peterborough. NH 03458 1-603-924-9471 « 1-800-343-0728 CSA590 you to enter. Beat a booth three times, and you can't play there again. All the booths offer a variation of target shooting, even the “Test Your Strength” contest. While some are traditional shooting galleries, the knife-throwing, clunking, and floating-balls booths offer a new twist. Perfecting your They're sitting ducks fire away! Marksmanship with the mouse is tough, so Action ware offers an alternative: a phaser gun ($ 49.95). The gun doesn't make SideShow much easier, but it's a lot more fun to shoot with than the mouse. 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If you hav e specific, detailed questions about a produci you will get the most help from our Tecinical Support Line, R E V I E S from p. 19 Multiply this by six bits per pixel and then by three scans for color, and you have almost 2.5 megs of data! Pics to Bits To prepare for scanning, place your source material under the scanner and position it by looking through the acrylic windows (a calibrated scale in the the bottom window assists you). I had no trouble positioning large images, but found it difficult to line up small objects. You control the rest of the process from the softwares two menu-driven screens, first making a lo-res black-and- white scan of the entire source area. An on-screen Progress Meter tracks this and all other Scan Lab procedures. Both the unit and source remain stationary while the internal scan head sweeps the area; in less than a minute, a high-contrast representation of your image appears on the Preview screen. Using this “rough draft,” you can zero in on die area you want included in a fine scan. Simply draw, size, and position a rectangle over the Preview image with the mouse, or enter boundary values via the keyboard. The Preview screen shows the dimensions of the area to he scanned in inches and pixels, as well as memory requirements for the various scans at your chosen resolution. These values are continuously updated as adjustments are made, and are displayed in red if required memory exceeds available RAM, On the Fine screen, you can choose from scanning resolutions of 50, 100, and 200 dpi, and the four types of scans (single-bit black and white, six-bit gray scale, and three- and 18-bit color). You can also set a threshold level for black- and-white or three-bit scans. Scanning time depends on size, resolution, and type: The largest possible monochrome scan at 50 dpi takes about 45 seconds, while an 18-bit color scan of the same area at 200 dpi takes over nine minutes. Seeing There Scan Lab supports all Amiga display formats: Screen width can be 320, 368, 640, or 736 pixels, and screen height can be 200, 240, 400, or 480 in NTSC format, and 256, 296, 512, or 592 lines in PAL. Scan Lab processes the data to match display limitations. You can adjust horizontal and vertical resolutions individually to any value with the software’s digital- reduction capabilities, and thus fit the aspect ratio to the display. Large bit maps, scanned at 200 dpi, can be shrunk to screen size. Any color mode, including HAM, can display the 18-bit scans. 'Phis 18-bit data contains much more color information than the Amiga monitor can show, however, so Scan Lab lets you adjust image brightness, contrast, color, and gamma over a wide range. It also lets you trade screen resolution against the perceived number of colors by dithering the image (five dither patterns are provided). If a scanned image is too large to fit on screen, you can scroll through it using the cursor keys. Scan Lab can also process images into its own A-HAM, ARZ0, and ARZI display formats. A dynamic HAM mode, A-HAM allows greater color flexibility than standard HAM by redefining the palette for every scan line. ARZ0 and ARZI also redefine the palette for every scan line, thus permitting 4096 colors in hi-res, which is normally limited to 16 colors. Because these modes are processor intensive, you cannot scroll the image when using them. Processing time again depends on a number of factors image size, dithering option, and display format. As a worst case, a full-size scan at 200 dpi in ARZ0 mode took over 12 minutes. Changes to the display settings are applied to the scan data in memory. Here, processing can take a few seconds to several minutes. You can save the raw scan data, that portion of the processed data showing on screen, or the entire processed file as a super bitmap. Scan Lab can load and process previously scanned data in any format (including dimensions up to 1280x800 pixels) or Amiga IFF files. Although you can use the Scan Lab software as a stand-alone image-processing program, the JX-100 must be connected for it to run. You will need at least one megabyte to run the system, and using the maximum hardware and software capabilities requires over four megs of RAM. Although you can work from floppy disks, a hard drive or other inass-storage unit is needed to save the RGB data from large scans. Scan Lab simplifies hard-dri ve installation with a utility that installs the program in any directory you choose. For producing color images of static material for page-layout applications or screen display, Scan Lab 100 is quality package well worth considering. ScanLab 100 Sharp Electronics Sharp Plaza Mahwah, Nj 07430-2135 201 529-8200 800 B E-SHARP S995 One megabyte required. Performance The Amiga becomes a stagehand By Steve Quinzi FROM NIGH TCLUB BANDS to major acts, musicians are using sequencers on stage more and more frequently; and with MIDI setups growing increasingly complex, there is a need for a product that configures them automatically. Such a product would be even more valuable if it could also play sequences and help arrange the order of your hand’s material. This is the concept behind Performance from Pregnant Badger Music. Essentially a database, Performance defines your MIDI setup in a graphic editor. Using this configuration file as a basis, it bundles standard MIDI sequences with System Exclusive (SysEx) dumps, patch changes, controller changes, and so on, and binds this information to song titles that can be arranged as sets. 1 he program comes on one non-copv- K F V I F YY S protected disk and requires a MIDI interface to communicate with external MIDI gear. The package includes four utilities that run from the CLI: Receive System Exclusive (a SvsEx recorder). Display MIDI File, MIDI Monitor, and Hex Transmit (which transmits MIDI messages entered in Hex). Blocked In The program is divided into four “pages”: the Big and Small Selectors, and the File and Set Editors. Music database construction begins on the File Editor page where your MIDI setup is defined. This page consists of three windows: the Song window, the Clipboard, and the Toolbox. The Song window holds Device blocks, which represent the MIDI devices in your setup, and Module blocks, representing program modules. Blocks appear as boxes, which you can size and move within the Song window using either the mouse or menu commands. In the Templates file are sample Device blocks you can modify to suit your needs. You can also design blocks using the Toolbox’s Device tool. If you need more blocks than can be displayed at once, just open other Song window pages. ('The Clipboard is useful for moving objects between pages but cannot be used for entering blocks into a database.) Clicking on the new block opens a window into which you can enter its parameters, including name, MIDI channel, and whether or not it sends start and stop commands. These parameters take effect whenever you use the device. Anv Paging the File Editor, ton brings up a list of formats for several popular synthesizers). The Song field, designed to change song numbers on a Yamaha RX1 ! Drum machine, also works with my Emu SP12. The Controller and Switch fields can be labeled according to the controller number you are sending (7 for MIDI volume, for example). You can specify whether the controller is a one- or two-byte continuous, such as modulation, or a switch (on or off), such as sustain pedal. The data j * patch files you want sent to this device, either in Sound Quest’s Form Bank format or in raw MIDI System Exclusive format, can be assigned here as well. A File field lets you set the path file name, while Prefix and Suffix fields allow you to send special SysEx messages. The Outfield Once you have created a block, you will want to add one or more fields to determine how the different types of data will be controlled. (Fields can accommodate different values for each song.) Just choose a field tool from the Toolbox, place the new field, and then click on it to open a parameter window. For a Patch field you can define the internal patch structure of the instrument you are sending changes to (the Preset but- range can be signed ( 64 to +63) for controllers with a center point such as balance and panning, or unsigned (0-
127) . The File field is the same as its counterpart in the Device block, except that from here you can send different patch files for each song. The Generic Field sends SysEx messages to control functions not accessible by controllers. The Mode field switches between mono and poly modes, omni on and off, and local on and off. The sole Module block the Sequencer is similar to the Device Blocks. It is a play-only module that supports only single-track MIDI sequences. Clicking its Data button opens a parameter window with fields for MIDI routing (these default to the serial port as no other source or destination is supported), and buttons to switch between internal and external sync, send MIDI docks, and offset syncronization by one clock. Rep Prep With your MIDI configuration set, switch to either the Big or Small Selectors to as- ? REVIEWS semble your song list. The Small Selector displays about 100 titles in interlaced mode (less in non-interlaced). The Big Selector uses a half-inch font that you can read from across a stage. Although it displays only five titles at a time, it provides a menu of all songs in the database and lets you select from them. You place a song in a selector by choosing Add from the Song menu. In the window that opens, you plug values into the fields set previously. Then into the Title block, type the song title, its length, and the category (A, B, C, or D) into which it will be placed (this is used later for set randomization). In the Sequencer block you specify the path file name of the corresponding sequence and any Tempo Shift (a feature that preserves the MIDI file tempo map but shifts it globally by a given number of beats per minute). Finally, in the Device blocks, enter your patch, controller, and file information, switch each module either off (to prevent patch or controller data from being sent) or on, and then press the Return key to see the song title in the Selector. Keep in mind that patch or controller changes in the MIDI file sequence overide what is specified in the data fields. Also, note on and off information in a sequence passes to whatever instrument will receive it, regardless of whether its Device block is switched off or even if you have not assigned a block to that instrument. Once your repertoire is in the Selector, you can move from song to song via mouse or keyboard commands. Choos- mg Auto Update from the MIDI menu tells the program to send MIDI data whenever a new song is selected (otherwise Performance waits for you to press Return before sending data). An indicator at the bottom left of the screen reads OK when MIDI is enabled, Off when disabled, Wait if engaged in a transfer, and Send when it is waiting for you to give it information. You can play a selected song by pressing the Tab key; pressing Tab again returns you to the beginning of the song. There is no way to stop and continue, and you cannot start from anywhere but the beginning of a song. The sequencer does respond to MIDI Song Pointer when in external sync, however, so you have these capabilities when driving Performance from an external timing source (drum machine or sequencer) that sends Song Pointer. The Set Editor has five windows: a Set window on the left, and one for each of the four categories (grades) of songs on the right. You can build your set by clicking and dragging titles from Category to Set windows, and arrange song order using arrow gadgets. The program can pick a set for you, if you prefer, either by priority (starting with the highest grade songs and working down), or by weight (wherein you determine an approximate song grade distribution). A color bar graph shows the relative breakdown of the set by grade, and a readout tells you length of the set in time. Final Set Performance is a clever package that does everything it promises to. I think too much energy was devoted to graphics, however, and not enough to performance considerations. The sequencer is very limiting, for example, and 1 would like some zoning and mapping features to optimize the MIDI setups of live performers. Although you can find many of the program's abilities on patch librarians and sequencers, Performance offers a different approach. It consolidates a multitude of functions into a single keystroke, and does so in a logical way. Thanks to a clear, well-written manual the program is easy to learn and a good vehicle for musicians of all levels to find out more about their MIDI setups. It falls short of making me want to bring my Amiga to live gigs, but is very useful for system-configuration and repertoire management. Performance Pregnant Badger Music 10010 Biscanewoods Way Sacramento, CA 95827 916 361-8217 SI 79.95 One megabyte required. ? Narly Drive, Dude. 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You can save FrameGrabber 256 images in a variety of ways including the 24-bit IFF image format and the older 21-bit Digi-Vicw (NewTek) format. FrameGrabber 256 can also read and write Anim files, and the software lets you automatically digitize images and save them to an Anim file. The system is designed for stop-motion photography, as image-processing times are on the order of several seconds. FrameGrabber 256’s file requester is one of the best I have seen. The file listing includes the date, time, and size for each file. I like the fact that you can sort the list alphanumerically as well as by date and size, but wish that the latest file was added to the top of the list instead of to the bottom. FrameGrabber 256 requires a lot of memory for full functioning. One meg is required and two are recommended. The large size of the image files (an eight-hit gray-scale image creates a 24-bit IFF file with over 100K of data; a 24-bit color image file is over 300K long) makes a hard drive more than a luxury for serious work. The software provides extensive pull-down menus and detailed requesters for the more complex operations, and keystroke substitutes are avail- * able for many commands. Although it is easy to use, the lack of proper documentation makes the software difficult to learn. At first glance the manual appears complete and well organized: Menu options are summarized up front and technical details are provided in appendices. Unfortunately, though, much information is missing. The manual does not indicate which image-processing functions apply to the buffered data and which work with the displayed image. Only through experimentation did I find that the Level controls and Histogram work with eight-bit buffer data while the Color Bias controls manipulate the screen image. 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Because NTSC screens do not have as many scan lines as PAL screens, several lines show up on the bottom of the image filled with garbage. These extra lines do not present a problem as you can be edit them out with a paint program. One digitized image completely fills the Video Digitizer’s 32K on-board RAM buffer. The digitizer grabs the image in real time second for a non-interlaced image), transfers it to the Amiga, processes it, and displays the image in about two seconds. With the continuous-grah option, you simply click the left mouse button to hold the image you want. Although the Video Digitizer has a faster grab-and-display cycle than many other Amiga real-time digitizers, it has no provision for creating animation files or image sequences. The 256-pixel wide image does not fill the entire width of the Amiga’s low-reso- lution display, but the software lets you expand the image to 320 pixels by duplicating every fourth column of pixels in the original image. 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Provided its franchisees with all the training, equipment, and marketing assistance needed to start a video photography and tape-transfcr business specializing in weddings, product demonstrations, sales demonstrations, legal depositions, conventions, and computer graphics. After researching the company thoroughly, the counselor recommended that the county buy the franchise for Miller as part of his compensation . Video Data Services offered Miller an opportunity to enter a field with explosive growth. Videotaping and transfer services commonly gross six figures a year and Video Data Services claims that anyone following its procedures full-time should be able to reach that income level within two years. “It's all up to you," says Miller. “If you follow' the program, you should be able to do it. This is my second year, and it is already a fantastic one. I should reach the SI00.000 mark by the fourth quarter of 1989. “I started this business full-time from day one." Says Miller. "I like to tell my law- enforcement friends that 1 work only half days now that I’m my own boss. They turn green until 1 explain what 1 mean 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.." However, long hours are not a requirement, according to Miller. "A lot of affiliates start part-time until they feel secure. The company is great about that. They hold your hand every' step of the way. Teaching you marketing methods and giving you promotional materials." There are several specialized areas to go into, and Video Data Services teaches you it) approach target markets one at a time until you know each one well. For instance, you might start by taping Virgil Miller___ FRANCHISE: Video Memories local franchise name of Video Data Services, a national video- taping service__ RESIDENCE: Bakersfield, California_ INITIAL INVESTMENT: Si3.950 m 1987_ GROSS INCOME: SKXl.CXK) expected in 1989 RX EOR SUCCESS: Never say no. “I never turn down a job. Even if I know that 1 can't do it or don’t have the equipment. I’d rather accept the job and then subcontract to someone else. That way the customer keeps coming back to me." FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.' Contact Video Data Services 24 Grove St., Dept A Pittsford. NY 14534 716-385-4773 (24 hrs.) or 800-836-9461 Complete package price SI 5,950.00. Your video business can easily be started on a pan-time basis. Weddings. The company will provide you with tapes to run in a booth at bridal shows. They’ll also give you a letter to send to couples whose engagement is announced in the newspaper. Miller‘s approach is not as structured, “I never turn down a job, even if I know that 1 can’t do it or don’t have the equipment. I'd rather accept the job and then subcontract to someone else. That way the customer keeps coming hack to me." Miller has both consumer and commercial accounts. “1 tape everything short of commercial TV: legal depositions, real-estate property, sports, graduations, even a video yearbook. I also do a lot of industrial work, like training tapes. For sales promotions, FI I videotape a company’s products for the salesman to show customers on the road." The graphics capabilities of his Amiga make it easy to put titles and credits on tape. “With the Amiga, 1 can digitize the image of a business logo into the computer, enhance it. Clean it up, and put it right on the videotape. Most businesses are impressed with the product, and their satisfaction gets me more customers. Actually, I usually get three new customers from every job I do, just from word of mouth. It has been easy to turn a very good profit." Other new business comes from the franchisor, through direct- mail marketing, and the yellow pages. Kern County helped Virgil Miller retrain for a new livelihood. For an investment ol SI 3.950, the county certainly got its money's worth. Article Reprinted From The June 1989 Issue Of" Home Office Computing." Duplicates of those provided by the operating system. The only truly valuable routine, a function that allows accurate timing on any speed processor, is, like the rest of the disk section, incompatible with multitasking. Eight miscellaneous utility programs round out the Software from Hell package. Four of these are for manipulating text files. You can use the output of another utility, which searches source code fbr indude lines, as dependencies in a Make file. The Man program searches AutoDoc files. Finally, the Atags and Stags utilities generate lags files for use with vi-compatible editors. (Vi can search a tags file for a function name, load the proper file, and go directly to the start of the function.) Unfortunately, Software from Hell’s tags files are unsorted, and thus are incompatible with some versions of vi. Caveat Programmer Software from Hell has far too main problems to get a recommendation from me. Still, it is probably a belter alternative to the drudgery of writing than pub- R E V I i: u s lic-domain sourcc-code examples are. . . At least with Software from Hell you have a place to voice your complaints. Software from Hell Conceptually Advanced Technologies PC) Box 3302 Santa Monica, CA 90-403 213 452-1732 S 09.95 Mo special requirements. Award Maker Plus Add a special touch to special occasions. By Randal] R. Greenwald OL R DALGH I ER'S SOCCER team is nearing the end of its season and vou would like to reward their efforts with something special. Icy cream? Too fattening. Trophies? Too expensive. Certificates? Yes! Award Maker Plus makes producing certificates a snap. With this program, teachers, coaches, employers, and parents can print visible, personalized encouragement and recognition in the form of awards, coupons, and the like for those who need and deserve it. Award Makers boasts that even novices can produce useful awards within minutes. While such lines arouse the skeptic within me, these words proved surprisingly accurate. The manual is thorough and well written, but the program is so easy to learn that instructions are rarely necessary. Don’t look for a pleasing Amiga-style interface, however; .Award Maker Plus is a port and it shows. I'he package walks you through each step in designing your creation, asking you first to choose an award stvle. The program disk provides a number of stvies which, with variations, provide over 300 choices. Theme award libraries (Sports, Education, and so on), available for $ 29.95 each, expand your options. I he quality of the award designs is generally good, and there are styles suitable for most occasions. ? The Only Television Show Dedicated to the AMIGA!!! The "AMIGA VIDEO MAGAZINE" is currently being seen on television across the country, and is now being made available to you on VHS format.
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U. I319 auiarfc is presctttci) to iliattlieui (Sreenuialb fur speed, agility, and suruiual in ttje 1990 Florida jjaudin (Tatctiiny (Competition. April 2.199E1 Reward modest and extraordinary (ouch!) Feats. Selecting a style will dictate your remaining choices. Some awards have graphic images, locked in place. (With the Apple II, IBM, and Macintosh versions of Award Maker Plus, you can im- 7 j port graphics, but not with the Amiga disk.) You can occasionally alter the award title (such as “Geography Award”, "Employee of the Month”, or “Girls’ Soccer”) and the font it is printed in, and in all cases you can select a font for the text. Don’t expect to use your own fonts, though; you are limited to the four types on the program disk, plus another four if you own a library disk. All the fonts provided look good on awards. All awards accommodate the name or names of the award’s recipient(s). A useful feature is the ability to enter a list of up to 50 names and print identical awards, changing the name on each. Thus, you can enter the names of all your soccer players and leave the computer to generate personalized awards for the whole team while you watch Star Trek reruns. Save the list, and you can use it another time. Finally, you are given a selection of styles and colors for borders. The supplemental libraries contain additional border patterns. While the fonts and borders are represented on screen as you select them, the entire award is not assembled as you go. If you want to see your creation on screen before printing, select the Preview option. Don’t expect grandeur, though; the preview images are small, nearly impossible to read, and strictly in black and while, even if you have chosen a color printout. In Hand Award Maker Plus uses Preferences printer drivers to print your awards, and does a very good job of it. My nine-pin printer produced very respectable output, and my 300-dpi HP DeskJet turned in even better results. Neither output is suitable for formal occasions, however. Jagged fonts would not cut the mustard for graduation day or properly accompany that Salesperson of the Year bonus check. Nonetheless, the output is quite adequate for bringing encouragement to co-workers or recognizing the achievements of your team. J Award Maker Plus is simple to use, relatively intuitive, and does exactly what its advertisements and manual say it will do. For such small favors, the developer should be commended. Yet if 1 sound disappointed in this package, I am. Award Maker Plus does not take advantage of the Amiga's capabilities. If you are content with the packaged styles, borders, graphics, and fonts, you will be happy with this product. If you enjoy using ”The Computer for the Creative Mind” for more original endeavors, however, be prepared for frustration. How much better it would be if along with the hundreds of pre-designed awards, you were given the ability to personalize a supplied image in your paint program, draw graphics of your own, or digitize a picture of the recipient for import into Award Maker Plus! I tind the unwillingness of a developer to make its product fully functional for the Amiga insulting, and I urge Baudville to produce an Award Maker Plus “plus”. Award Maker Plus Baudville 5380 52nd St. S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49508 616 698-0888 $ 49.95 No special requirements. ? Computer Mart BEST BUY Baud Bandit Modem $ 99.00 HAYES COMPATIBLE 300 1200 2400 BAUD BENCHMARK MODULA 2 138 00 BENCHMARK LIBRARIES 69 00 BEYOND DARK CASTLE 2100 BLITZ ON THE ARDENNE 37 00 BLOOD MONEY 24 GO BLUE ANGELS 28.00 BREACH II 30 00 BREACH SCENARIO DISKS 19.00 BRIDGE 5.0 22 00 BUBBLE BOBBLE 26 00 BUBBLE GHOST 25.00 BUTCHER 2.0 23 00 CALIFORNIA GAMES 27.00 CALLIGRAPHER 74 00 CAN OO 99.00 CAPE 53K ASSEMBLER 59 00 CAPONE 3500 CAPTAIN BLOOD 31.00 CARMEN SAN DIEGO 27 00 SOFTWARE m DIRECTOR DIRECTOR fOOLKIT 44 00
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F. VKN BERGMAN FILMS begin with a Title Page. Your masterpiece can, too, with a professional tilling package and brush manipulator by the same name. A tiller, ioni manager, script viewer, effects editor, pattern editor, copper list modifier. And aslidc-show maker arc included. 1 itle Page lets you load and save IFF pictures, supports Arexx, and provides a spare screen so you can create 011 one and test mi another. The pattern and efleci.s editors let you produce a slew of special elici ts. Begin on an even keel with the old master and set sail for New Dawn technologies (2354 Cote St., Catherine, Montreal. Quebec. Canada HAT 1A9. 514 340-9244). US *506, Where in Europe is Carmen San- diego? ($ 49.95}. Thai is what vou need to find out in the latest addition to the popular Carmen series. To assist in vour sleuthing, a Crimcstnpper’s Notebook. Factfinder’s Database, and Rand Mi Nallv adas complete the package. Pick up Car- +- THE TOP 10 ? 131 PacMan ’87 Great graphics and sound. Adds new elements to the Pac Man game. Saves a top 10. ? 200 SMS A fantastic educational disk for the whole family. Practice math, spelling, and geography. ? 165 Wheel of Fortune Play against the computer. Has the elements of the TV show including Vanna! Quality User j Supported Software works with all Amiga W systems ? 37 Business Programs Includes a label printer, a talking mail list manager, and an address book program. ? 27 Amoeba Invaders Much better than Space Invaders! ? 140 Virus Killers Everyone needs this disk. It's easy to detect and eliminate known viruses. ? 115 Wrordwright A great word processor! ? 182 Six Pack A collection of two-player games including Word Boggle, Word Scramble, and Hangman. ? 207 Sonix 2 A collection of popular music hits including “Thriller" and “Grapevine" 240 Chess See if you can beat your computer! ? THE BEST OF THE REST ANIMATIONS ? 144 Christmas Animations Ten beautiful scenes. ? 224 New Movie 11 A collection of short animations including Jessica (From Who Framed Roger Rabbit). SLIDE SHOWS ? 1 Norman Rockwell Seventeen beautilul Norman Rockwell paintings in a self-running slide show presentation. ? 198 Space This disk includes a slideshow from NASA of the Space Shuttle and also a slideshow of planets. BUSINESS & HOME FINANCE ? 106 Home Inventory-Two programs that keep track of all your family's property and possessions. ? 152 Mail Manager-Complete package 1or maintaining a mailing list and printing mailing labels. ? 164 Bank’n Keep your checking account in perfect balance. One of the many fine Hal Carter programs that we carry. ? 169 Ledger An easy to use general ledger. G 237 Credit Card Record Keeps a complete record of all your credit card accounts. UTILITIES ? 97 Tutorial Disk 1 Full of info and programs tor Amiga programmers and Power Users. ? 132 Video Maker Utilities A collection of utilities to make your desktop videos more professional looking. G 133 AmigaDOS Helper Helps you to use AmigaDOS commands (and therefore your Amiga) more effectively. ? 220 ICONomy Package Design and manage icons. ? 222 CL1 Wizard-Have a CL1 at the push of a button. ? 226 Assorted Tools includes Blanker 2 (a screen saver) and FlameKey (a password security utility). TELECOMMUNICATIONS ? 235 Access 1.4 Access any bulletin board with a modem and this program! Also includes Pkax, a lile archiving utility. GAMES ? 102 Sinking Island An excellent adventure game! ? 118 Great Graphic Games You'll have hours of fun playing Missile Command. Breakout, and more! ? 121 Backgammon A great version by David Addison. ? 122 Solitaire Two excellent solitaire games. ? 123 Cribbage Now you can play anytime you want. ? 124 Milestone Computer version of Miles Bournes. ? 125 Othello Try this great 3-D game. ? 127 Wheel of Fortune Another excellent computer version of Wheel of Fortune. This one speaks! ? 128 Space Games An Asteroids game and Gravity War make this a disk you don’t want to missf ? 137 Blackjack A full-featured game which allows pair- splitting and doubfe-down. Also Vegas Slots. ? 139 Bull Run-Great Civil War strategy game. ? 142 Q-Bert A really fun version of the favorite arcade game. Plus lots of other great games. ? 148 Boulder Dash A very popular game with excellent graphics and ascending levels of difficulty. ? 151 MAXIT This is a math strategy game that you can play against a friend or your computer. G 156 Fly Snuffer Score points by spraying flies with bug spray. Get even with those pesky critters! ? 158, 159 Sinking Island II A great adventure game with graphics. The game has four map scenes, underground chambers, and much more. Written by a great Amiga programmer, our friend, Terry Fike. (2 Disks) ? 161 Sorry Amiga version of the classic board game. ? 162 Video Poker-Like the casino poker machines. ? 171 Escape from Jovi An exciting, fast-action arcade game with different levels and effects. Fantastic graphics and sounds. (Requires a Joystick) ? 177 Kamikaze Chess-Chess with a twist! You win by losing all your pieces. Play a friend or the computer. G 180, 181 Star Trek-A TREKies dream. Excellent sound and graphics. Requires 1 megabyte of RAM. (2 Disks) ? 195 Tiles Match the tiles to clear the screen. A game with nice graphics that is very addictive! ? 210 Gamelime Games to give you many happy hours. Includes Super Breakout and Orbit, a space game. ? 216 Chinese Checkers-Great color and graphics. Allows up to six human and computer players. ? 223 Conquest A space strategy game. You battle against the computer to conquer and colonize planets. ? 230 Dad Puzzle This graphic puzzle is a real brain teaser! I couldn’t solve the puzzle, but I did enjoy the included solution, a slideshow with music! MUSIC & SOUNDS n 18 Future Sound Demo A sample of digitized sounds including “The Wicked Witch,” “Breaking Dishes," “Car Crash,” and “Sea Gulls." ? 77-Turn your keyboard into 25 different musical instruments and play it like a piano! ? 206 Sonix 1 Great songs created with Sonix. Includes "Maniac” and “Let the Music Play.” MISC APPLICATIONS ? 110 Potpourri VI Among the included programs is Amiga Spell, a spell checker. ? 134 Applications 1 Included are a mail label printing program and a grocery shopping list program. ? 146 Calendar-Excellent personal calendar and reminder. Keeps track of appointments, birthdays, etc. ? 170 Bowling League Secretary Keeps all your league’s records. 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9990) . RS 5 3. II you would rather spend more time on applications than installing programs on your hard drive, take a look at Hard Disk Slammer ($ 34.95) from Zammoth Software (3533 W. Fourth, Mansfield, OH 44903, BBS line: 419 529-8422). The utility promises to speed and simplify the process, and you need not tie familiar with DOS to take advantage of it, says Zammoth. RS 552. New International Version Bible scholars, take note of two new study tools: The Context Bible NIV formatted for use with Thinker hypertext program (Poor Person Software) lets you jump anywhere within the text by clicking on book, chapter, and verse. You can insert your own notes and link them to references, outlines, and charts. Neuralink, PO Box 16311. Lubbock, TX 79490, 806 793-
0123. RS 55?. EasyScriptl’s (10006 Covington Dr., Huntersville, AL 35803,205 881 -6297) Bible Reader! NIV ($ 74.95) offers Bible text lilts in ASCII format, and features prim, save, and search functions. RS 507. Step into the cockpit of A-10 Thunderbolt 11. An indestructible ground support plane, in Dvnamix’s action simulation A-10: Tank Killer ($ 49.95). Joined by a wise-cracking co-pilot, ground troops, and your C.O. hack at the base, you intercept radio messages and face hidden challenges, distress calls, and surprise attacks in the midst of a raging battle. You are David Wolf: Secret Agent ($ 49.95) chosen to infiltrate Viper, the international crime force holding the US stealth fighter and its designer hostage. You must battle the Viper forces in hang- glider combat, car chases, anti skydiving free-fall. Get your orders from Dynamix HQ (99 W. 10th Suite 337, Eugene. OR 97401, 503 343-0772) for either lank Killer or David Wolf. RS 5 6. Your Amiga can emulate a CCHT Group 111 fax machine with a little help from MichTron (3285 Lapeer Rd. W.. Auburn Hills. MI 48075.313 377-8998). Fast Fax ($ 699.95), which connects through the RS-232C port, features a 1000 address phone book, an IFF to Epson Converter, and lets you view incoming pages on screen before printing. RS 5(AV. Animate your DigiPaint 3 (NewTek) HAM images with Digimate 3 ($ 39.95) from Mind ware (110 Dunlop St. W.t Box 22158, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4M 5R3, 705 737-5998). The program, which requires Arexx to operate, allows you to open, modify, and play Anim format animations interactively. With a click of the mouse, Digimate 3‘s ANIM processing capability formats animations automatically so you can convert your entire creation between color and black and white, HAM and overscan, or Deluxe Paint II! (Electronic Arts) animation and VideoScape (Oxxi) format. RS If 510. In Day of the Viper ($ 49.95) you pilot the attack robot Viper-5 through a 25-level defense installation controlled by a hostile cyborg. Once inside, you must locate and reactivate the installation's security defense. To overthrow' the cyborg and his hostile followers, contact Accolade (550 S. Winchester Blvd. Suite
200. San Jose, CA 95128. 408 985-1700). RS 57 .5. Lead the eight Companions of the Lance on an action-filled quest to rescue the princess in Dragons of Flame ($ 39.95). Ally with mysterious elves, sneak through Sla-morian caves, and free captives of evil dragons. Begin this Strategic Simulations adventure by contacting Electronic .Arts (1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-7171, 800 245-4525. RS §519. ¦ THE COMPUTER DEAL (F THE DECADE “S> ATHOUSAND PLUS ATHOUSAND GETS YOU AN AMIGA 2000. Between now and April 30, Commodore is offering an incredible trade-up offer to all Amiga 1000 owners. By bringing your A1000 computer in to any participating Authorized Commodore Dealer, you can save hundreds - even thousands - of dollars on the CPU of your choice from our powerful Amiga 2000 series. Here’s how it works: YOUR TRADE-IN LETS YOU RETAIL YOU PLUS CASH BUY VALUE* SAVE A1000 + $ 2999 A2500 $ 4699 $ 1700 A1000 + $ 1599 A2000HD $ 2699 $ 1100 A1000 + $ 999 A2000 $ 1895 $ 900 Don’t miss this special opportunity to become an Amiga 2000 owner. Commodore will be introducing many new exciting technologies for the Amiga 2000 series in the 1990’s, and we want you to be able to take advantage of them all. Call 800-343-9595 for the Authorized Commodore Dealer nearest you. But call soon. The offer ends April 30 - and this may very well be your last chance to get such a deal on an Amiga 2000. AMIGA THE COMPUTER FOR THE CREATIVE MIND' C=Commodore® Circle l.i on Reader Service Card ‘ Maiuifrctuitrs suKsesied ret.nl price Taxes not indutlei: C 1S9U ConimodoTV Electronics. Ltd. Commodore and die Commodore logo an.- registered trademarks of Commodore Electronics. I.td Amiga is a registered trademark of C >mm *k>re-Amiga, Inc m AMIGA! THE WORLD’S LARGEST DISTRIBUTOR OF AMIGA” PRODUCTS HARDWARE... HARDWARE.., HARDWARE... HARDWARE Supra Corporation .99 Call ...Call ..Call Sale! M In Stock i In Stock1 129 249 78 239 .99 159 Call 239 669 899 999 469 49 ELECTRONIC ARTS SPECIAL Buy Deluxe Paint III for S99 P Get 2 FREE Data Disks! Buy Deluxe Video III for S106 Get a FREE Deluxe Photolab! Buy Puffy’s Saga for $ 29 P Get a FREE T-SHIRT! Buy Pro Tennis Tour for $ 31 Get a FREE Can of Tennis Balls! 199 6 ...7 219 365 PANASONIC Ht* WV1500 Camera In Slock' WV1410 Camera Lens .. 239 Variable Ins Lens.....79 11801 Printer ..Call 11911 Printer ...... Call 1124 Printer Call PASSPORT DESIGN Hi*! MIDI Interface Call 31 GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS WE WILL NOT HC2 40MB Hard Card: $ 669 BE UNDERSOLD HC2 100MB Hard Card: $ 999 0N GVP! 68030 28Mhz: $ 779 68030 28Mhz with 882 and 4MB: $ 2,199 2400 Baud Modem with Cable Internal for A2000 - $ 129 “Diga!” for $ 29 with modem (while they last!) Prices include shipping in U.S. ORDER BY 1 PM PST AND RECEIVE YOUR ORDER THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY
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4. 0. I keep getting a "VO VIDEO SIGNAL PRESENT' error message. I tried two sources of video By Louis R. Wallace input (a camcorder and a VCR) and got the same results. Thinking it was the 68030, I rebooted in 68000 mode and tried again, with the same results. I even replaced my 8520 CIA chips, but that didn 't help either. My printer works fine, so I doubt there is anything wrong with my parallel port. Can you shed some fight on the problem ?
G. Kushlan Tooele, U’T A: My A2500 30 and Digi- View work fine together, so I don't think the problem is Commodore's 68030. One possibility is the cables between your video source and Digi-View. Try replacing them, and see if the new ones make a difference. When 1 first got Digi-View Cold, 1 experienced the same problem you describe, although it happened erratically. In my case, it was caused by the Digi-View unit not lilting completely snug into the parallel port. The weight of the coax cable I was using caused Digi-View to sag a little, just enough to keep it from working. J he fix was easy: I glued a quarter-inch of cardboard to the bottom of the Digi-View to reinforce it enough to stay firmly in place. Another possibility you should consider is that your Digi-View could he defective. If possible, try it on another Amiga. If it doesn’t work, contact New f’ek about a replacement. Also, in the earliest copies of Digi-View 4.0, the Dynamic HiRes mode had timing problems with 68030-equipped Amigas. If your software doesn’t display Dynamic HiRes correctly, you will need an upgrade from NewTek. No Preferences Q: I am the unhappy owner of a printer without a Preferences printer driver. If I had the C source code fur an existing driver, I might be able to adapt it to my printer. Where can I find printer driver source code?
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