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The 68040 incorporates a CPU. MMU, FPU and separate 4KB data and instruction caches on a single chip. ? Incorporates GVP's proven quality, experience and leadership in Amiga accelerator products. TRY A RAM DISK PERFORMANCE TEST AND SE FOR Y0URSEF HOW THE G-FORCE 040 OUT PERFORMS THE COMPETITION Ask your dealer to run any "RAM disk" performance test and see the G-FORCE 040's amazing powers in action. So now that you know the facts, order your G-FORCE 040 today. After all, the only reason why you need an '040 accelerator is SPEED! For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 G-Foree 040 is a registered trademark ot Groat Valley Products Inc. Amiga 15 a registered trademark ol Commodoro-Arniga. Inc. 1991 Groat Valley Products Inc. A3000 "CPU slotM connector GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19400 FEATURES Touch...and Go! By Geoffrey Williams ..24 Comparative evaluations of nine leading Amiga authoring programs to ite!j> you find the right tools for creating interactive multimedia presentations. The Production Line By Robert Edgar ..29 A complete, step-by-step guide for producing a multimedia presentation from planning the project and preparing the bid through sioryboardtng, designing, producing, and installing the finished product. Directing a New Script By Joel Hagen ....37 Add innovative new dimensions to your interactive multimedia productions with this hands-on tutorial on exploiting the new features of The Director 2 authoring program. ARTICLES The Computer Wizard’s PRIMER By Sheldon Leemon ..43 Ifyouiv thinking of upgrading to more sophisticated equipment, HI ”s systems expert offers a Q&A feature to help you understand the technology in simple terms behind the advanced capabilities you’ll he puubasing. Plunging into CD-ROM By John Foust ...49 Considering adding CD-ROM capability to your Amiga? Here’s a guide to the equipment you'll need, plus a survey of some of the vast arrav of CD-ROM titles J available. COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Bamey ... 6 The editor marks the occasion of three million Amigas sold and hands out kudos to users and AW readers for making this milestone possible. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...D 4 Swapping images between Amigas and Macs can he an easy, software-only The accent is on multimedia this month with special attention focused on creating interactive presentations. We’ll show you tools, tips, and techniques designed to help you get your show off the drawing hoard and on the wad! VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3 MARCH 1992 CONTENTS process that offers the best of both worlds without costly additional hardware expense. Video Suite By Derek Grime 56 Advice in this month’s video column is distinctly on the practical side tips and techniques on how to get your video project done on deadline and on budget without losing your cool. DEPARTMENTS Overscan ... 8 The . Ilf News Team brings you the latest and greatest in Amiga events, new products. And PI) offerings throughout the Amiga community. Help Key ...76 Like Match. Lou roars in like a lion, whipping iif) enough technical solutions to keep your glitches and gremlins at bay. AW Product Information 89 ’lb contact the developer of any product mentioned in this issue ot' Amiga World, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses” list.

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Document sans nom Multimedia Solutions! Create Your Own Interactive Presentations 9 Authoring Programs 7-Step Producer's Guide Director 2 Tutorial 4 Tips For Successful Video Projects Amiga-Mac Graphics Exchange Made Easy j Before You Upgrade: 1 9 Things You Should K j Amiga CD-ROM Reviews, Games & More!, Introducing three great W new data fax modems from Supra V i the2400 bps SupraFAXModem ™ to, 96 ? As' .V >;v7 1A’I w £v V.32, & ¦ the 14,400 bps SupraFAXModem V.32bis! AH three modems feature V, 42b is & MW (2-5, 10) data compression & error correction, plus they work with nearly all popular telecom mu nica- * i i, lions programs, including BaudBandit ™. » e r SupraFAXModem V.32bis ... °OlfcCR * $ 399.95 Retail
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(705) 673-8520; Software .one, Brampton (416) 791 6500; Thornhill Computers, Thornhill (416) 886- 2494 Quebec: Software House, Montreal (514) 374-3614; Soft Wares, Montreal (514) 737-5865 Saskatchewan: Memory latne Computers, Saskatoon (306) 242-4000 In No Time You Have a Quick Sessional Layout Designed to Your Specifications, or an Automatic Table From Your Spreadsheet, or a Mail Merge From Your Database, or an Addressed and Printed Envelope, or... See your dealer today or call us at: 1-416-602-4000 And you get Purchase Protection: If you purchase Professional Page 2.1 between January 1 and March 31,1992, you'll receive version 3.0 free.** UPGRADES: Registered owners, call for information on upgrading to 3.0. Type 1 font support for access to thousands of high quality fonts Undo for correcting mistakes New Color Separation Algorithms with improved undercolor removal 5 New AGFA Compugraphic Scalable Typefaces Type sizes in .125 point increments Professional Draw Hot link so you can instantly link to Professional Draw, edit your drawings or clip art, and send them right hack!**" New text import Filters for Pro-Write, QuickWritc, Excellence Auto-tiling for printing large pages New Features:
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• Total Programmability: Using over 300 Arexx commands you can take complete control of Professional Page.’ It Couldn't Be Easier: Circle 154 on Reader Service card “Denies require Arexx. Arexx comes with Workbench 2.0 or ton be purchased separately. "Jusi send in your doled soles receipt with your reghtrotion cord '"Hot Link requires Professional Draw 3.0 (ovailoble soon). Professional Page is a registered trademark af Gold Disk Inc. All other products mentioned are trademarks of Ibeir respective owners. Specifications are sublet! La change without notice Introducing GENIE, more than 30 great reasons to move up to Pro Sessional Page 3.0. With Genie you don't hav tolx>a pro to design like one. Just click on our new Page Genie option and Professional Page will ask you some simple questions, then automaticallydesign a custom professional layout for you. Press the Function Genie button end Professional Page will automatically address and print your envelopes, create beautiml tables from ffiur spreadsheet data, perform complex mail merges for you (a FIRST for any DTP program on any pfatform), and much more! You can even create your own Genies using our 300 Arexx functions. But the new features don't stop there, you get 7 high quality scalable typefaces, type sizes in . 125 point increments, support for Adobe Type J fonts, a new UnDo button, new text import filters, improved color separation ond much much more. So if you want to be the best, it's time to buy the best. Step up to Professional Page 3.0, it couldn't be easier. Now's the time! Even if you've never done desktop publishing before, you can with Professional Page 3.0 and our exclusive Page Genies. And power users will delight in the sophisticated array of Function Genies that speed your work like never before. Plus you get the benefits of 5 new typefaces, improved color separations, Type 1 font support, arid more. So what are you waiting for? Step up to the most advanced desktop publishing package for the Amiga. PROFE HINK ALL ’040 ACCELERATORS ARE IRE SAME? As a high power Amiga® 3000 3000T user you need a 68040accelerator board for one mason ...and one reason only... SPEED! 1RINK AGAIN! ? 0 to 8MB of onboard, 40ns, non-multiplexed, DRAM. Fully auto-configured, user-installable SIMM modules lets you expand your A3000 to 24MB! ? DRAM controller design fully supports the 68040 CPU's burst memory access mode. And once you know what makes one 68040 accelerator better than another, the only board you'll want is the G-FORCE 040 from GVP. & •• •!« >?- * f 'fjp' 1;.' ‘ • >¦ :: r* * -* WATCH OUT FOR SLOW DRAM BOTTLBYECKS Yes, all 68040 CPU's are created equal but this-doesn't mean that all accelerator boards allow your A3000 to make the most of the 68040 CPU's incredible ? Full DMA (Direct Memory Access) to from the on-board DRAM by any A3000 peripheral (e.g: the A3000's built in hard disk controller). ? Asynchronous design allows the 68040 to run at clock speeds independent of the A3000 motherboard speed. Allows easy upgrade to 33Mhz 68040 (over 25.3 MIPS!) When available from Motorola. ' W 11*1" 'performance. The A3000 was designed to work with low-cost, 80ns DRAM (memory) tech- ¦ nology. As a result, anytime the '040 CPU accesses the A3000 motherboard, memory lots of CPU wait-states are introduced and all the reasons you bought your accelerator literally come to a screeching halt! Not true for the G-FORCE 040... ? Hardware support for allowing V2.0 Kickstart ROM to be copied into and mirrored by the high performance onboard DRAM. Its like caching the entire operating system! ? Software switchable 68030 "fallback' mode for full backward compatibility with the A3000's native 68030 CPU. SOLUTION: THE G-FORCE 040'S FAST 40ns, ON BOARD DRAM To eliminate this memory access bottleneck, we designed a special 1MB, 32-bit wide, non-multiplexed, SIMM module using 40ns DRAMs (yes, forty nanoseconds!). This revolutionary memory module allows the G-FORCE 040 to be populated with up to 8MB of state-of-the- art, high performance, on-board DRAM. Think of this as a giant 8MB cache which lets the '040 CPU race along at the top performance speeds you paid for. SHOP SMART: COMPARE THESE G-FORCE 040 SPECS TO ANY OTHER ‘040 ACCELERATOR ? 68040 CPU running at 28Mhz providing 22 MIPS and 3.75 MFLOPS! NOTE: The 68040 incorporates a CPU. MMU, FPU and separate 4KB data and instruction caches on a single chip. ? Incorporates GVP's proven quality, experience and leadership in Amiga accelerator products. TRY A RAM DISK PERFORMANCE TEST AND SE FOR Y0URSEF HOW THE G-FORCE 040 OUT PERFORMS THE COMPETITION Ask your dealer to run any "RAM disk" performance test and see the G-FORCE 040's amazing powers in action. So now that you know the facts, order your G-FORCE 040 today. After all, the only reason why you need an '040 accelerator is SPEED! For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 G-Foree 040 is a registered trademark ot Groat Valley Products Inc. Amiga 15 a registered trademark ol Commodoro-Arniga. Inc. 1991 Groat Valley Products Inc. A3000 "CPU slotM connector GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19400 FEATURES Touch...and Go! By Geoffrey Williams ..24 Comparative evaluations of nine leading Amiga authoring programs to ite!j> you find the right tools for creating interactive multimedia presentations. The Production Line By Robert Edgar ..29 A complete, step-by-step guide for producing a multimedia presentation from planning the project and preparing the bid through sioryboardtng, designing, producing, and installing the finished product. Directing a New Script By Joel Hagen ....37 Add innovative new dimensions to your interactive multimedia productions with this hands-on tutorial on exploiting the new features of The Director 2 authoring program. ARTICLES The Computer Wizard’s PRIMER By Sheldon Leemon ..43 Ifyouiv thinking of upgrading to more sophisticated equipment, HI ”s systems expert offers a Q&A feature to help you understand the technology in simple terms behind the advanced capabilities you’ll he puubasing. Plunging into CD-ROM By John Foust ...49 Considering adding CD-ROM capability to your Amiga? Here’s a guide to the equipment you'll need, plus a survey of some of the vast arrav of CD-ROM titles J available. COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Bamey ... 6 The editor marks the occasion of three million Amigas sold and hands out kudos to users and AW readers for making this milestone possible. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...D 4 Swapping images between Amigas and Macs can he an easy, software-only The accent is on multimedia this month with special attention focused on creating interactive presentations. We’ll show you tools, tips, and techniques designed to help you get your show off the drawing hoard and on the wad! VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3 MARCH 1992 CONTENTS process that offers the best of both worlds without costly additional hardware expense. Video Suite By Derek Grime 56 Advice in this month’s video column is distinctly on the practical side tips and techniques on how to get your video project done on deadline and on budget without losing your cool. DEPARTMENTS Overscan ... 8 The . Ilf News Team brings you the latest and greatest in Amiga events, new products. And PI) offerings throughout the Amiga community. Help Key ...76 Like Match. Lou roars in like a lion, whipping iif) enough technical solutions to keep your glitches and gremlins at bay. AW Product Information 89 ’lb contact the developer of any product mentioned in this issue ot' Amiga World, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses” list. The Last Word 11 2 If you've got something on your chest, don't let it fester pester us by clicking on this requester to set your mind at rest! REVIEWS DlSKMASTER II (Progressive Peripherals) and DIRECTORY OPUS (INOVAtronics) .. 20 Two new disk-utility programs one an update and one a recent import provide a generous helping hand. KITCHEN Sync (Digital Creations) ...22 Another major appliance for the video culinary artist. Pixel 3-D 2.0 (Axiom) .....78 A major overhaul of an already popular 3-D object-creation program.
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3. 0 (Software Technology) .....79 One of the best productivity t ools from the early days is back with a new look and under new management. Audio Gallery Series (Fair Bn) t hers) 84 A new A-V series of Foreign-language picture dictionaries. FLOW 3.0 (New Horizons) ...86 The ProWrile Folks rethink the “idea- pnjcessor" concept. GAMES CRIB Notes By Peter Olafson 60 Dr. O heads east this month to help you unravel the mysteries of the Orient in “Heart of China.” Sleeping Gods Lie (Empire ReadySoft) ..60 A unique new real-time role-playing adventure. Barbarian II (Psygnosis) ..62 A better sequel to the arcade-adventure original. Fantastic Voyage (Centaur) 64 Fans of the book movie won’t be disappointed Space Ace II (ReadySoft) ...64 "Boi l ’s Revenge" is a worthy sequel in the best "Dragon's Lair” tradition. Team Suzuki (Konami) ....66 That's right a two-wheeled flight simulator! COYER ILLUSTRATION BY KAREN WATSON miga World 3 SCREEN IMAGE BY JOEL HAGEN DALF. Strang* President and Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-in-chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor Swain Pratt, Managing Editor Barbara GefVERT, Senior Editor JANINE L. Jackson, Review Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor. Technology; Special Products Manager LlNDA Barrett Lafla.MME, Editor, The Amiga World Tech Journal TlM Walsh, Technical Editor MARE-ANNE JARVELA, Special Products Coordinator Gene Brawn, Joel Hagen, David T. McClellan, Peter OlaFSON, Contributing Editors Howard G. Happ, Art Director Laura Johnson, Assistant Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer Debra A. Davies, Production Supen'isor KENNETH Blake.MAN, Associate Publisher, Ancillary Products Michael McGoldric.K, Sales Representative BARBARA Hoy, Sales Representative Heather GuiNARD, Advertising Sales Representative, Partial pages is3 InfoMarket, 1-800-441-4403, 1-603-924-0100 Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator MARGOT L, Swanson, Customer Service Representative; Advertising Assistant GlORGIO SaLUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 533 Airport Blvd., Fourth Floor, Burlingame, C i 94010 1-415-375-7018; FAX; 1-415-375-7019 WENDIE Haines MaRRO, Marketing Director Laura Livingston, Marketing Coordinator LlSA JaILLET, Desktop Publishing Manager LYNN Lagasse, Production Director ALAN A Korda, Manufacturing Manager SUSAN M. Hans HAW, Director of Operations LlSA LaFlEUR, Business csf Operations Manager Mary McCOLE, Publisher's Assistant DEBORAH M. Walsh, Circulation Manager LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales cP Collections TECHMEDIA VIDEO Kenneth BLAKEMAN, General Manager LYNN Lagasse, Video Products Manager CilRIS Conroy, Technical Director AmizaHbrhl (ISSN OH83-2390) is an independent journal not comieitrd wtili Commodore Business M.ii limes, Iuc, lwrigrjH}irf is published mom lily by lerliMedi.i Publishing, Inc.. an IDG Company, HO Elm St.. I Vtci borough, NH 03458. U.S. subscription rate is $ 29.97. one year; $ 46.1)0,1 wo years; $ 64.00, three years. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. funds), one year only. Mexico 838,97, Foreign Surface 549.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (prepayment is required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U S hank). All foreign rates are onc-ycar only. Second-class postage paid at teterborough. Nl I. and at additional mailing offices. Phone: 003-924 -0100. Entire c ontents copyright 1992 bv Tech Media Publishing. Inc. No part o| this publication may Ire printed or otherwise reproduced rvithout > l itleii jw-i mission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes U) AnuguWiithl. Suhscnplion Services. PO Box 38804, Boulder. C() 80322-8804. Nationally distributed by Ruble News Co.. Amiga- Horid makes every elfon to assure the accuracy of articles, listings and drtuits published in the magazine. AmigallbrM assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. THE FINAL WORD IN RAM EXPANSION FOR THE A2000 The best things come in small packages! The smallest and most compact 8MB RAM Expansion board for the A2000. Once again GVP proves to be the technology leader. 2 MB of factory installed memory. 2 SIMM sockets for up to 6MB user installed memory modules. (Shown here fully populated) GVP’s VLSI custom chip allows dramatic decrease in number of parts required. Features: v' 2MB of factory installed RAM, expandable to SMB. V All memory is fully Auto-Configured. V Also supports a 6MB configuration for maximum memory utilization for Commodore's A2088 2286 "bridgeboard" users. V Useseasy-to-install, industry standard, SIMM memory modules. No more bent pins or incorrectly inserted DRAM chips! V GVP s state-of-the-art VLSI technology has reduced an 8MB RAM expansion board to a "half-card"! Lower parts count also means highest possible reliability and life expectancy. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 * FAX (215) 337-9922 Amiga ts a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Dealers Circle 21 on Reader Service card. Consumers Circle 22 on Reader Service card 0UND ZONE With the most powerful, comprehensive 8-bit Digital Sound Package to ever orchestrate an Amiga TUDID DIGIT and stereo is Sound Studio TheHffordable Answer to Your Audio Dreams Record, Edit, Compose... With a high-quality stereo sound sampler; A fast, powerful, easy-to-use sound editor, And a self-contained 4-track sequencer. For all the sound eltects and music you could ever imagine. ? Record sound samples from any source, including voices, noise, and pre-recorded instruments, to create your own instruments and effects. ? Edit sounds quickly in real time. Add effects like reverb and echo, run sounds backward, alter wave forms, cut and paste sound segments, create loops, eliminate pops and scratches. ? Compose easily using the DSS 4-track sequencer and your Amiga or MIDI keyboard. Draw from up to 31 instruments at a time, in up to four octaves with 8 different variable effects. Mix and modify sounds in real time as you compose, through direct interface with the sound editor. DSS Stretches the outer limits ol 8-bit sound
• Create your own 4-track, self-playing musical compositions.
• Make soundtracks for home video, animation or visual presentations complete with voice-over, sound effects and music.
• Analyze voice separation.
• Analyze graphic equalization of real-time sound.
• Remove "pops" from old phonograph recordings.
• Create custom instruments and sound effects by collecting and or modifying pre-recorded instruments, voice, or sounds from any source, and use them in your own compositions.
• Save your sound and music to disk or send it out via modem for replay on any Amiga. Check out these unparalleled features V AmigaDOS 2.0 compatible; written in assembly language. V Multi-tasking operation. V7 68020 and 68030 compatible. V7 Comprehensive tutorial manual helps even beginners get started right away. V Intuition-based graphic interface makes operation easy. V7 MTDI-in capability. V7 Direct interface between sequencer and editor. V Hold 31 sound samples in memory at once all shown on screen so they are easy to manipulate. V Effects and processing capabilities include echo, mix, filter, re-sample, sound data inversion, playing sounds backwards, loops, fade-in fade-out and more. V7 Manipulate sound samples in real time, as you listen. Create sampled instruments with 1, 3 and 5 octaves. V HIFI recording for highest quality playback. V Controls for faster slower playback and filtering high frequencies during playback. V Load and save samples, songs and instruments in multiple formats. V' Multiple effects for each note. V' Stereo and monophonic operation. Also convert mono to stereo or separate stereo. V Auto-playing music modules. Ai»i V Real-time oscilloscope and spectrum analysis. V Real-time reverberation. V Graphic editing of wave forms through easy-to-use functions, including zoom in out and precision controls for position, frequency and amplitude. V' Draw sound waves freehand using the mouse. V Direct editing of individual sample numeric values. V7 Maximum recording speed of 51,000 samples second in stereo. V7 Savable Preference settings. V7 Saves in IFF, SONIX or RAW formats. V7 Compatible with SoundTracker, NoiseTracker and SoundFX modules. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 o ?UND Amiga a regste'ea trademark o' Commodore-Amiga. Inc : 1991 Great va'ley Presets Inc CHIEF CONCERNS To all you loyal Amiga owners: We owe you one! A FEW MONTHS back. Commodore sold its three-millionth Amiga. I don’t remember any parades, bin I did flash a little smirk, knowing that three million people are mousing around with the coolest computer I've ever seen. If you follow the stock market, you might also have heard that Commodore has been the darling of Wall Street. Its stock has posted unbelievYou know whal else you deserve? You deserve the best products Europe and the rest of the Amiga world have to offer. Able gains, despite this unbearable recession we’ve been having. And some analvsts think the stock is still far from its peak. The third bit of good news is the new-found respect for the Amiga, which is now generally acknowledged n ; n as the technical leader in video, animation, and multimedia. This image comes from ground-breaking third- O O party products and the efforts ol thousands ol Amiga owners, who have written letters, demonstrated their systems to death, and stood up for a great machine. You’ve done your part, I’d say. I've seen your impact on every publication I read (except Mad) and every computer journalist I badger. We all owe vou one Amiga magazines. Third parties, and most especially Commodore. We owe you even better Amigas, faster, and with more colors, stability, and sound, at ever lower prices. We owe you professional magazines that respond to reader needs. That's why we do surveys every month, consume even word in every letter, and talk to dozens of readers each week. And we’re still not doing enough. We in the maga- Ci zinc business also owe it to you to be honest. To be big boys and admit our mistakes, and do our best not to repeat them. Third parties owe it to you to keep innovating and to continue developing solid products. 1991 was a superb year for products. We covered DUTY. Firecracker, CAT’s Impact Vision. Progressive Peripherals’ Blender, and a slew of 04Q's. This year we want even more. And we need it, because innovation is the future of the Amiga. Commodore owes you thanks and a continuing commitment to the system. Our credibility is a wedge into the door of the mainstream market. With new products and an approach focused on verticals with well-packaged solutions, the Amiga can make it in corporate America, small business, and the home. It will take investment, commitment, and savvy, all of which you should demand. This means that Commodore must maintain healthy product development, improve its distribution, and help us make the Amiga a household name. I think that it will. Vou know what else you deserve? You deserve the best products Europe and the rest ol the Amiga world have to oiler. I've travelled to Europe and seen dynamite products that never reach our shores. In the U.K., there are killer games that never grace our systems. In Cermany, there are unique, sometimes bizarre products that never make it to the USA. We’ve seen that these products can work here. SC ALA, developed by a great team in Norway, and Real 3-1), developed in Finland, are fine packages that are doing quite well here. How many others are we missing? We need a new company whose sole purpose is to integrate European and US markets. By making it easier for US products to make it overseas, our vendors clean up and use some excess cash to develop more great stuff. And by translating, marketing, and supporting overseas products in the US. We get a broader selection of titles and a more appealing system for the masses. You, the readers of Amiga World, have done your part. You have supported the market and stood up for the machine, and your innovative work has made our readership the envy of the computing world. Now its our turn to pay you back. ¦ Our new G-Force 030 Combo board for the A2000 is truly in a class of its own and has no equal. Ips equivalent to four expansion boards in a single slot! With its l030 Central Processor and 68882 Floating Point Processor (both running at a clock speed of up to 50Mhz), 4 to 16MB RAM and on-board DMA SCSI Controller, the G-Force 030 Combo gives you more performance and control for the money than any other single board out there. G-FORCE 030 COMBO THE MUST HAVE A2000 ADD-ON or40MHz ’030. 32-Bit RAM EXPANSION... DMA SCSICOimOllfR... HARD-DISK-CARD & MORE... IT S A COMPLETE SYSTEM ON A SINGLE BOARD Give your Amiga a massive memory boost... Make your Amiga faster than a speeding bullet... Use your Amiga with virtually every and any SCSI device on the market from CD-ROM drives, to Magneto- Optical and tape-based storage devices... Get all the storage capacity and performance of the latest SCSI hard drives with our optional hard drive mounting bracket you can even turn it into a 240MB Quantum Hard-Disk-Card... Save lots of time working with desktop publishing, animation, ray tracing and modeling programs... Speed up all your New Tek Video Toasterv applications. A perfect match... Plus, the G-Force 030 Combo plugs into your A2000's CPU slot, leaving all your normal expansions slots open and free for other uses! It's no wonder we say the G-FORCE 030 Combo is the Must Have Add-on for your A2000. IT'S A COMPLETE SYSTEM ON A SINGLE BOARD ]ust look what you get from this workhorse, powerhouse: COMBO
• 50Mhz 68030 or 40Mhz 6SEC030 CPU. Whichever one you choose your A2000 will out-perform even the latest A3000 systems. AND FOR THE MUST HAVE OF ALL HARD DISK CARDS... Our optional "Hard-Disk-Card" Conversion Kit turns your G-Force 030 Combo board into a Hard-Disk-Card the drive mounts directly on the Combo board itself even saving you a peripheral bay! For real price performance ask your dealer about our factory installed 120MB or 240MB Quantum hard drive bundles - look for our seal! Not only do you get a great price but with our new two-year warranty, you will get the piece of mind you deserve.
• 50Mhz or 40Mhz 68882 FPU, math processor.
• 4MB of high performance, 60ns, 32- bit wide RAM expansion. User upgradeable to 16MB with easy-to-install 4MB SIMM modules.
• High Performance, Auto-hooting, DMA SCSI controller which can DMA directly to from the full 16MB range of 32-bit wide RAM just like the A300U!
• SCSI connectors for connecting both internal and external SCSI peripherals.
• Hardware support lor mapping the A2000 Kickstart ROM into the highspeed 32-bit wide on-board RAM. It's like caching the entire operating system! GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 G-fo-ce QGC is a rsgsts’ea Trademart d Gta‘ Vatey Products Inc Arriba 15 3 registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. AH oraer trademarks are the property of the: r respective owners S 1931 Great Valley Products Inc. Circle 25 on Reader Service card.
• Icon-based, Software Switchable, 68000 Faliback mode.
• Converts to Hard-Disk-Card with Optional Hard Drive Mounting bracket. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks ORONTO. ()NTARI() Rcmg 11ing il in Canada’s fluctuating climate both environmental and financial Amiga fans gathered in Toronto once again for the annual winter World of Amiga. Al- though inclement weather made traveling difficult at times, spirits were not dampened, and both users and developers came together with enthusiasm. The World of Amiga: Chills and Thrills AmigaWorld's filming of show attendees for possible inclusion in the epic “History of the Amiga” video notwithstanding, the greatest excitement at the show was in Great Valley Products' booth (RS 115). Clearly, the busy booth’s most notable attraction was the highly- touted Phone Pak fax-mail system, an internal hoard for the A2000 ancl A3000. Phone Pak's list of features reads like an overworked secretary's wish list: Multiple phone-line support, the ability to receive and send lax transmissions, and options to create telephone mailboxes for fax and voice messages. If that’s not enough, you can also record and play voice messages or view faxes on screen while listening to corresponding voice messages. Phone Pak’s sof tware provides a point- and-dick environment that lets you create a database of phone numbers and Four Thought Need help getting a handle on DeluxePaint IV? Saddleback Graphics offers The DeluxePaint IV Video Guide, a tour through the program’s new features, including the menu structure. Metamorph. Translucency. HAM mode, the new Range requester, LightTable, the Animation Control panel, and the Palette Mixer. A companion tape, Advanced Techniques with DeluxePaint IV (tapes are $ 29.95 each), demonstrates various tips and tricks for combining tools for dramatic results. (RS 103.) Names. Connected to your Amiga, a standard fax machine doubles as a scanner. Best of all, several Amigas equipped with these multifunction boards can be used to create a multilevel, low-cost phone- mail system that would be the envy of any mismanaged government agency. Not even the hard-of-hearing could miss GVP's Digital Sound Studio (S125), an eight-bit. MIDI-compatible sound system that saturated the show’s din with high-decibel blasts of sound and voice samples. Its hardware is a small cartridge that plugs into the Amiga’s parallel port, effectively turning it into a four-track MIDI sequencer with MIDI keyboard support. Versatile, user-friendly software lets von record at high sample rates and edit, manipulate, and play sound files. Also on the hardware aisle, ICD showed off its new AdSpeed IDE for the A500. A combination device, the unit provides an auto-configuring, autoboot interface for standard IDE hard drives, as well as a 14-MI 1 accelerator that doubles a stock system’s normal clock speed. AdSpeed IDE is available in three configurations sans hard disks costing from S359.96 to S389.96. (RS 116.) Datamax (RS 117) was thinking Continued on p. 14. For disk-based assistance on all the new features and more, look to The Buddy System for DeluxePaint IV ($ 49.95, HelpDisk). A two-disk set with a hypertext interface, the multitasking software promises real-time audio-visual demonstrations, speech narration and captioning. Beginner to advanced-level tutorials, O • O and reference for tools, modes, effects, and techniques. Users of Soft-Logik’s PageStream, Impulse’s Imagine, and AinigaDOS can get help from Buddy System, too. (RS 104.) Picture This When you need to go one step further for your backgrounds, try Beyond Backgrounds Pro Set ($ 99.95). This Frost- Byte Systems package includes ten disks of 24-bit IFF overscan images for use as backdrops in video productions, multimedia applications, and business presentations. = RS 10 1.) Make it MIDI You can use The Blue Ribbon Sound- Works' PatchMeister as a stand-alone MIDI patch librarian. You can also integrate it into Bars&Pipes Pro and view windows from both programs on the same screen. PatchMeister offers an array ol point-and-dick bank-editing options, unlimited banks and libraries, and such MIDI options as snapshots, set-up files, and SysEx attachments. You can also attach comments and search key. Also designed for use with Bars&Pipes Pro is the new Triple Play Plus MIDI interface ($ 189). The unit is named for its three separately addressable MIDI- out ports, which allow for 48 simultaneous MIDI channels. Now that’s a lot of play! (RS 106.) ? To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 89. 8 March 1442 OU’LL BUY IMPACT VISION 2k FOR ONE VIDEO NEED AND FIND YOU NEED IT FOR EVERYTHING VIDEO press a (configurable] "hot key" to activate any feature. At GVP, we wanted to make a major impact on the use of the A3000 2000 by professional video enthusiasts. With the Impact Vision-24 we have! For more information on how the Impact Vision 24 can have a major impact on your video productions, call us at 215-337-8770. Id !*i-n *"¦' & EjffJ El mm ESSSSSSI
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- W. OullWtUV imran visisn r creating or manipulating any 16 million color, 24-bit image. Control Panel. Provides full software control over all Impact Vision-24's numerous features. Use your mouse or simply ? Separate Composite and Component Video (RGB+Sync) Genlocks. RGB genlock operates in the digital domain, for digitally perfect production studio quality mixing: no color bleeding, no ghosting, no artifacts . ..! ? 15MB Frame Buffer. Display 24-bit, 16 million color images on your Amiga monitor. On a multi-sync monitor, you can even display 16 million color images in non-interlaced mode! ? Realtime Framegrabber Digltizer. Freeze, grab and store (in standard 4096 or 16 million color IFF format! Any frame from a "live" incoming RGB video source. Optional "RGB splitter" required to grab incoming composite or S-VHS video. ? Fflcker-Sminator. Duplicates and enhances the A3000's display enhancer circuitry. It even de-interlaces live external video! A must for any A2000 owner. Ask about our A2000 "genlock slot trade-up" program (in case your genlock slot is already used by something less exciting! ? Simultaneous Component Video (RGB) Out, Composite Video Out and svhs Video Out. Now, anything you can see on your Amiga monitor can be recorded on video tape, If you're into video, IMPACT VISION-24 is truly a dream come true for your A3000 or A2000. It is the first multifunction peripheral specifically designed for the A3Q00’s video expansion slot With the optional A2000 genlock slot adaptor kit, it also perfectly complements and enhances the A2000. Check out these features, all packed on a single Amiga * expansion board! Introducing the IMPACT VISION 24 front GVP The All-In-One Video Peripheral for the A3000 and A2000 To make sure you can take full and immediate advantage of every feature of your new Impact Vision 24 video-station, we even include the following software with every unit:
• CaSgaH’ 4V24. An exclusive version of the leading broadcast quality, 3-D modelling and rendering program. Use your imagination to model 3D, 16 million color, scenes. Use your digitized video images as textures to wrap around any object! The mind is the limit!
• SCALA Trtfing. Easy-to-leam, video titling package complete with lots of special fonts and exciting special transition effects. Turn your Amiga into a character generator.
• MACROPAIVT "4V24. A 2D, 16 million color paint program that lets you have fun including animations, ray-traced 24-bit images and more! ? HctimHn-Picture (PIP) Display. Freeze, resize, rescale and or reposition live incoming RGB video just like any workbench window at the double click of a mouse or the pressing of a "hot key". With a multisync all this can even be in rock steady de-interlaced mode. Unique "rcverse-PIP" feature, even allows you to place a fully functional Amiga workbench (or other application] screen as a SCALE-ABLE (shrunk down!! And re-positionable window over full-screen live video. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 0 VERS C A > I Dream of Pro Page More than 30 automatic functions, called “Genies,” facilitate docimient production in the latest incarnation ol Gold Disk's Professional Page desktop-publishing program (v. 3.0, $ 295). Page Genies allow for push-button generation of page layouts in any of six styles. Easy envelope addressing, automatic mail merge from a database, and grid and table creation are options with Function Genies. If you want more automatic functions than those that come with Pro Page 3.0, create vour own bv using the more than 300 included Arexx commands. An Undo feature, enhanced color separation, and under-color removal algorithms are all part of Pro Page 3.0. So are auto-tit ling for the output of larger pages, text-import filters for popular word-processors, and a hot link it) Gold Disk's Pro Draw for easier shuflling of 0 V E R IIE A R I) Newer Technology recently announced its intention to release The Model 10 Amiga, a portable system. The system is scheduled to offer monochrome or color LCD display, a single 3.5 floppy drive, 2MB of RAM, and a standard 86- pin bus. The Model 10 promises to weigh in at 3 to 6 pounds (depending upon peripherals and configuration) and measure 2x12x8 inches. Stuctured graphics. For more flexible font manipulation, you can scale in
0. 125-point increments. You also now get five more Compugraphic fonts to work with. (RS 107.) Up Your Score Scoring high on standardized tests frequently depends not only on your knowledge of the subject matter, but also on your test-taking savvy. Flelp and practice are on the way for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) in the form of Study Ware for the GRE (S49.95), a joint effort of Study Ware Corf), and Cliff Notes. Through hundreds of questions, four full-length exams (two Study Ware and two Cliffs), and on-screen explanations for both correct and incorrect answers, the software covers 22 GRE topics. If vou need extra help, vou can access the online hints and glossary that are provided. The computer scores the tests for noil and lets you print out progress reports and charts to track your preformance. In addition, each package comes with a copv of Cliff Note’s GRE Prr Mratitw Guide. (RS 111.)*- You can blame your aging hard-disk controller, the lloppy disks you bought at a yard sale, or vour youngster’s errant behavior. No matter: Your Amiga’s read write media has a finite lifespan. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh Over the years, I’ve shared laughs with Amiga technicians and fellow editors when recounting tales of terrible harddisk corruption and mangled files. The only time a disk crisis is humorous, however, is after the fact. There is nothing funny at the moment you inadvertently damage much-needed files. While experience teaches you how to recover lost files, no one is immune to accidentally wreaking unspeakable havoc upon the delicate workings of an Amiga device. Powerful directory programs such as Progressive Peripherals’ DiskMaster and IN- OYAtronics’ Directory Opus sometimes act as double-edged swords. Many hapless beginners have undoubtedly used these utilities to point and click precious files into oblivion in a matter of seconds. Luckily, your modem can help. In fact, one compelling reason for joining a network is to find useful public-doinain utilities designed to save your sanity and files when things go awiy. (Most of these gems complement rather than replace valuable directory programs.) For accidentally deleted files, Amiga users usually make do with Commodore’s Disk Doctor. While the program salvages mangled or deleted files, iL sometimes renders other files on the offending disk unusable. Two Disk Doctor alternatives are DiskSalv (ClEnie Amiga Library 4, file number 7051) and Fix- Disk (GEnie Amiga Library 4, file number 6200). I’ve salvaged lots of deleted, corrupted, and damaged files using DiskSalv I encourage you to keep FixDisk handy, though, in case you encounter a lile that DiskDoctoror DiskSalv cannot revive. Once the data is back on the disk in a readable format, CompuServe users can venture to library 9 in the Amiga User area and get a copy of Disk Test (AmigaUser Library 9. Filename DT.LZH) which can verify the integrity of floppy disks. Do you need to quickly locate a specific file on a hard disk or other high-capacity device that's packed with a couple of partitions, multiple levels of directories and subdirectories, and scores upon scores of files? Log on to the Portal network and get a copy of Joe Rati . Jr.'s File- Locator (Amiga Zone Library 8, fi 1 e n a m e FILE LO C ’. AT() R. LZH). Tts I limit ion-based interface and liberal use of wiki cards makes it a pleasant, easy-to-use program for finding those seemingly long-lost files. Wondering if you have duplicate files on your hard disk? Get a copy of LaMonte Loop’s Dup- Scan program (Amiga Zone Library 8. Filename DUPSCAN. LZH). I thought I kept a tight rein on my archival file collections, and was surprised when DupScan revealed 74 duplicate files in one partition! No utility is more important than a hard-disk backup program; regularly backing up important files onto separate media is essential. While demo versions of commercial back-up programs abound on the nets and HDBackup is available as part ofWorkbench 2.04, tiopub- lic-domain program is better suited for that time-consuming task than MR Backup Professional, version L0. By Mark R. Rin- Iret (GEnie file number I 1231. Library1 4). If you are grinding away with two or more floppy drives on your Amiga, other suggestions are the freely distributable DFC5 bv Tom Rokicki and Sebnstiano Vigna (BIX Amiga.user library, filename DFC5* LZH). SuperDuper 2.0 (GEnie Amiga library 4, file number 12910), and TurboBackup bv Steffen Stem pel and Martin Koop (BIX Amiga.user library, filename TurboblOO.LZH), All three are heavily downloaded high-speed disk copiers that take the drudgery out of copying lloppy disks. If I've whetted your appetite for the ability to download these files, you can contact the networks to establish an account: BIX One Phoenix Mill Lane Peterborough. T1 03458 800 227-2983 CompuServe PO Box 20212 5000 Arlington Center Blvd. Columbus, OH 43220 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Genie 401 North Washington St. Rockville, Ml) 20850 800 638-9636 Portal Communications 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014 408 973-91 I 1 GUP'S SERIES II A500-HD8+ l IOW FEATURES AN OPTIONAL, PLUG-IN, 16MHZ PG286 EMULATOR MODULE! Not only have we added a PC286 emulator option to our best selling A500 hard drive subsystem but our Series U™ A500-HD8+ units are now equipped exclusively with Quantum™ hard drives offering the fastest access times and data transfer rates, unique disk caching and the highest reliability (MTBF) rating in the industry. Coupled with our world acclaimed DMA SCSI controller, everything from loading software to saving files is so much faster that you finally have the time to enjoy the fun and productivity that you bought your A50Q for in the first place. THE MAGIC BEHIND GVPrs SERIES II A500-HD8+ HARD DRIVE MUSCLE Check out these unequalled features: ? Choice of factory-installed SO, 120 or 240MB Quantum SCSI hard drives. Provides storage space of 56,130 or 260 floppy disks! Game Switch for disabling the hard drive allowing compatibility with those few badly behaved games which don't like hard drives! ? A2000IM Hard Drive Performance. The A500HD8+ uses the same Custom DMA VLSI Chip and FAAASTROM technologies as our top-selling, high performance, Series IP’ A2000 SCSI controllers. Up to SMB of User-Installable Internal FAST RAM expansion (SIMMs!. ? External SCSI pen for connecting additional SCSI Peripherals such as Tape Drives, CD- ROM drives, etc. Unique Internal "Mini-Slot" Expansion Connector and Fan for Cool, Reliable Operation. Ow ADD 286 “PC AT" COMPATIBILITY TO YOUR A500 IN A “SNAP" WITHOUT VOIDING THE WARRANTY ON YOUR 4500 ? Includes Dedicated Power Supply ensuring that your A500 power supply is not overloaded (a MUST for adherence to Commodore specs'. AmigaDOS Applications Concurrently!!
• 512KB of Onboard Memory (RAMI for exclusive use by MS-DOS. Transparent access to the A500's memory for MS-DOS applications requiring more than 512KB of memory! PLUS, now we offer something NO OTHER HARD DRIVE SUBSYSTEM can, an optional plug-in 16Mhz286 "PC" Emulator! THE MAGIC OF THE GVP PC286 EMULATOR OPENS MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND MORE. Our new GVP PC286 emulator module is the first A500 peripheral specifically designed to be plugged into our unique internal "Mini-Slot". Unlike other 286 PC emulators, this one fits right inside your A500HDS+ housing! So installation is a snap and there's no need to open and dismantle your A500™ and run the risk of VOIDING YOUR Computer's WARRANTY. PLUS, your Series IIA500-HD8+ matches your Amiga™ 500's good looks line-for-line and curve-for-curve. So... Be Smart, before you buy anyone clse's A500™ hard drive or RAM expansion system, ask the question: "Does It Have a Mini-Slot"? Why settle for anything less? GVP PC286 MODULE In fact your warranty worries are over, because the A500-HD8+ as well as the optional GVP PC286 emulator module are now warranted for 2 FULL YEARS!! The GVP PC286 "Mini-Slot" module features:
• Runs MS-DOS (V3.2 or up), Microsoft Windows™ and literally thousands of PC applications. NOTE: MS-DOS Operating system is NOT Included.
• 16Mhz 80286 CPU. Up to 15 times faster than IBM's original PC!
• Complete Hercules™, CGA, EGA VGA (monochrome' and T3100 video emulations. MS-DOS applications can use the A500's™ built-in parallel and senal ports transparently.
• Use the A500's floppy drive(s) to read write MS-DOS floppies.
• Let's your A500 run MS-DOS and GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Atnga is .1 •trp'.ln-nrj trademark o' Ccrirrtc«yT?-Arrv)j Ire : 1991 (Vm) Vaflcy Produca inc 0 V i; H S C A Where Cameras Fear to Tread college park, Maryland When tlit* Central Intelligence Agency wanted to model a Tomahawk cruise missile in flight, it called on Virtual Image Labs, a company that helps clients communicate ideas with computer graphics, animations, and video. To do the joh, Virtual linage Labs turned to the Amiga. At the core of the company’s graphics lab are 15 Arnica systems A2000s with O i 55- and 50-MHz accelerators from Great Valley Produc ts, plus a couple of ‘040- chargcd A5000s. Lour of the A2000s are equipped with Video Toasters (NewTek) and one with a Firecracker (Impulse). These systems can be used for video special effects in post production, but are more olicn put to work as 3-D workstations. For recording the animations. Virtual Image uses Panasonic’s optical disc recorder as the principal output device, but has an SVHS internal editing suite on site. Other video formats are contracted to a post-production facility. Using these Amigas, Virtual Image has created models and animations from data describing a wide variety ol advanced devices and situations, ranging Just In Time What time is it when you need to sync your sources? Time for a TBC! And now there is another new internal genlocking TBC for the A2000. Expert Services' In- Sync automatically senses input reier- ences. In-Sync provides one SV HS, one BB, and two composite inputs; on the output side are one composite, one SVHS and one BB. In addition. In-Svnc provides an RS-232 port. (RS 105.) Spanning the Globe Aimed at everyone from nine-year-olds to adults, World Tour from Designing Minds is a series of games to help you learn geography. Currently you can tour Africa. Australia, Canada. Europe, the Middle East, and South America ($ 39 each), but versions are in the works for I he Far East. India, the Pacific, and tlit* United States. In addition to basic geography, you'll learn about each area s capitals, currency, government, languages, religions, flags, and more. Maps provide such details as average rainfall, population, and topography. Challenge a friend or the computer to a game, or print out a word-search puzzle or quiz to test your knowledge. (RS 110.) From commercial airliners for the Federal Aviation Administration to nuclear explosions for ihe Department of Defense. One project involved visualizations of data returned from sensors on a Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine din ing real sea trials. By viewing this data in Fonts and Faces Manufacturers of fonts for titling and desktop publishing have had a busy spring. For use with Imagine, CRC Productions offers Image Fonts, three-disk sets featuring four styles of one all-caps typeface (such as Medium Bold Bank Gothic). The available styles are plain-edged face, chisel-edged face, bevel-edged face, and cmboss-edged face with plain- edged center (a two-piece font). The 3-D letters and digits support phong shading, as well. The sets sell for $ 29.95. (RS 112.) If AN I'm fonts are more your style, consider AnimFonts 4 ($ 59.95) from Kara Computer Graphics. I he two-disk package contains a hi-res, 1 15-point Col- orFont called CHROMEchiselSCRIP I, a shiny gothic script in upper- and lowercase. With alternate characters (r, z, s, 1), numerals, and special characters. In addition to the animated version, which first wipes on a static image of a letter, and then wipes on the actual letter with a laser-type burn, a keyboard font is included. As a bonus, you receive a hard- drive installation program, extra palettes, and even some utilities lor using ColorFonts. Kara Computer Graphics also recently animations, clients are able to obtain visual information From situations where a real camera would be impractical or even impossible. To create models from databases, a staff programmer wrote a program that builds 3-D models automatically. The data is input from a database of three-dimensional values generated by such sources as medical imaging systems or supercomputer simulations. The program then creates a surface model, which is reallv only the boundaries of the J i data. Finally, the geometric information is loaded directly into an Amiga 3-D ren- dering program. For Virtual Image Labs, basing the studio on the Amiga was a natural choice. Executive Producer Bartholomew Casicl- lo explains, “All our artists, designers, and animators were Amiga users to start with, it had the best selection of 3-D software tools, and it was the most cost-effective solution for our needs. Those needs are not confined to just graphics, as we use the Amiga in every aspect of the business, all the way from desktop publishing and word processing to slide generation." LRW converted four of its ToasterFonts into eight-color, high-resolution ColorFonts: The Headlines 3 package includes CIIROMEserif, GOLDextrude, GRAN- ITEchisel, and MARBLEbevel fonts in three sizes (approximately 7b. 100, and 124 points) of upper- and lowercase letters, numerals, and special characters. For $ 79.95, you receive the four fonts, a hard-drive installation program, additional RGB and video palettes, and ColoiTont utilities. (RS 1 13.) On the desktop-publishing side, Soft- Logik has licensed fonts from the Mac developer Image Club to compile the Soft-Logik Typeface Library. The 600- font library is composed primarily of PostScript Type I fonts and a few PostScript Type 3 fonts that use gradient Fills for metallic sheens. Soft-Logik sells the fonts directly as families, with each weight style of a family priced at $ 25. A family of Four weight styles, such as Benguiat, sells for S 100. Four font packages are also available from Amiga dealers. The Starter and Newsletter packages (priced at $ 99.95 each) contain nine and eight styles, respectively, while the Classic and Designer packages ($ 199.95 each) offer 16. (RS 1 14.) ? Experience The ibwer Of PrrMWte 3.2 (Racing Attire Optional) Test Drive The Best- Selling Amiga3 Word Processor. Feel the power at your fingertips. ProWrite 3*2 has all the features you need to speed through your documents in record time. Unique functionality, direct PostScript' capability and a long list of features are the driving forces behind ProWrite’s ability to outperform other word processing programs. Features such as jaggie-free printing, improved picture handling, timed saves and automatic backups. Maneuver through documents with multiple columns, snaking md side-by-side text and manual text wraps around graphics. Cruise effortlessly with ProWrite’s 100,000-word spell checker that can check as you type, and the reserve power of a 300,000-word thesaurus. ProWrite 3.2 means high performance in printing as well. Options include multiple fonts and sizes in PostScript or high-quality dot-matrix printing and options for 8, 64 or 4096 colors in your graphics. Register To Win An Odyssey--The CDTV Personal Workstation! Race to your nearest Amiga dealer to test drive ProWrite J.2 today. You'll qualify to win the exciting Odyssey, a Cim' Personal Workstation complete with CDTV unit, keyboard, external floppy drive, mouse, stereo color monitor, modem and printer; with a CD-ROM containing ProWrite 3*2, Design Works™ 1.0, Plow™ 3.0. ProFonts™ I and extensive public domain software. NEW HORIZONS First in Personal Productivity and Creativity New Horizons Software, Inc. 206 Wild Basin Road. Suite 109. Austin. Texas 78746 (512) 328-6650 Pn lVC'rjtc is ,i registered trademark and Flow DesignWorks and ProFonts are trademarks of New Horizons Software, Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of CommtxSoie Amiga. Inc. PostScript is a registered tr.hleiii.irk of dobe Systems. Inc Circle 65 on Reader Service card 0 V 15 R S C A World of Amiga, from p. S. ahead to the April 15th IRS tax-return deadline by offering version 6.0 ol Data- Tax (S75; $ 29 to upgrade from Data fax or Tax Break). DataTax displays forms in graphics format and creates Lotus-compatible tiles for import and export to share with your favorite PC] lax and lmsi- ness programs. It comes complete with instructions in hypertext format to help you fill out your income-tax statement in a timelv fashion. Datamax also showed its new Call Predictor ($ 149), an example of a new generation of telephone-answering systems. Call Predictor screens incoming calls and reports back to you through your television. It comes in both CDTV and Amiga disk-based format, ancl works by displaying a graphic of a ringing telephone on screen, accompanied by the name and telephone number of the party calling. If yon wish, you can customize Predictor’s response so that you can either ignore or answer the calls. Also on display in Datamax's booth was DataMail, which helps make it easy for beginners to send and receive calls via a terminal. It simplifies the file-trans- fer process by letting von drag icons on screen. Winter in Canada? Despite the chilly weather outside. Merit Software had many show attendees playing volleyball on a sun-drenched beach with Over the Net ($ 39,95). A few- well-timed twists of the joystick made lithe characters complete with athletic haircuts gyrate through the air serving, spiking, and generally acting foolish. The game’s five levels of difficulty take you to exotic islands for tourna- clients on the sand, complete with well- tanned spectators in beach togs. One to four players can play the fast-paced, action-packed game. In championship mode, regulation volleyball rules apply. (RS 118.) ProWrite 3.2 proved to be a bit with its dynamic new interface and Compu- graphic font support in the New Horizons booth (RS 1 19). Among its many new and improved features, version 3.2 adopts the number of colors that your Workbench uses and offers color-graph- ics support. Other new and useful features include gray-scale or color PostScript support and a high-quality print mode. It also takes advantage of Workbench 2.0’s new fonts. New I lorizons' Central Coast Software division displayed the new version of Quarterback Tools, which addresses and eliminates most hard-drive and con- troller-compatibilitv problems of earlier versions, (RS 120.) In the nearby Adspec booth. Draw 4D Pro developer Greg Gorby had no trouble keeping the attention of both technical- and artistic-minded attendees. His high-speed renderings of DC IV images and various animations made for plenty of excitement. (RS 121.) Vortex Computer Systems endured die long flight front Germany to show off its new Atonce-PIus PC emulator, a low- powcr, 16-MHz, CMOS 80286-based CPU board for the A500. Atonce-PIus software allows it to run as a task on the Amiga while giving it a full 640KB of DOS-based memory with 512KB of RAM. Atonce-PIus also makes it possible for your A500 to take advantage of ? Two different 60 minute VHS videos to choose from! Exclusive AmigaWorld Offer! 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3000. Easy to expand. Zero wait states & hidden refresh. Amiga bus pass-through. Supra Corporation For more information or the name of your local dealer, call REVIEWS DiskMaster II Progressive Peripherals & Software Directory Opus INOVAtronics Point- n -Click Simplicity By Daryell Sipper COMMUNICA'IT NG WITH computers has never been fun or intuitive for most people. It’s no woncler menu and disk- utility programs are so popular. These programs shield the user from memorizing all those ugly commands. Although this is particularly so with MS-DOS machines, even Amiga owners have to wrangle with AmigaDOS and the Cl.I. Amiga DOS 2.0 does much to provide a more user-friendly environment. Most disk and file-handling functions are now performed more easily from Workbench. Yet, while novice and infrequent users may find all they need there, power users need more than the basic tools supplied by Workbench. Two programs that fill that need are DiskMaster II ($ 69.95, Progressive Peripherals), an enhanced version of a highly popular Amiga utility, and Directory Opus ($ 59.95), a relatively new program that hails from Australia and is distributed by INOVAtronics. These two programs are both configurable and flexible. It s quite amazing to see how far disk and file-handling utilities have grown since the first generation of these programs hit the market several years ago. No longer just tools for copying and deleting files, these workhorses offer so many features you mav be intimidated bv them j j j at first. Don’t be they are as easy to * learn as they are powerful. Two Peas in a Pod? Each program comes on one disk. Both are System 2,0-compatible and support Arexx. Both can he started from the CLI or Workbench. These programs offer many similar operations: You can copy, move, rename, and delete any file or dircctoiy. You can use them to invoke almost any AmigaDOS command, and they support many different file types. Disk operations such as formatting and copying are available. You can work with any accessible volume or device. Don’t worry about lots of configuration work. I had both programs installed on my hard drive in only a lew minutes. Eventually, however, you will probably want to tailor some functions. Some basic DOS knowledge is required, but it’s not hard to reconfigure either of these programs. There are, of course, some differences between the two. DiskMaster’s configuration file is a text file while Opus uses a binary file. Each has its advantages. DiskMaster’s config file is more accessible and easier to change with a text editor. A separate program controls the Opus config file, but it is so well structured that all fine-tuning is performed from within it. Each program allows you to save several different configuration files. We will take a closer look at some of the other differences between the two further on in tiiis review. Both programs use a “source” and “destination” directory format. Work- J ingwith files and directories is simply a matter of clicking on them and then selecting your desired operation. You can select multiple files and directories and use different file patterns, too. In addition, before deleting a directory, you do not have to delete all the individual files within it; you can remove die entire directory all at once. Both programs display file information in any order you choose. You can also z j define default display directories. Some commands aren’t used often, so it is easy to forget how to use them, fhe PROTECT command, for example, changes the protection bits of a file. Using that command with these utilities is a breeze. Simply select your files and choose the protect gadget. Can’t find a file on your disk? Use these utilities to search for you. Do you want to print a text file? Again, just select the file and perform the operation. Printing operations are definable in both programs. You can easily adjust your margins, headers, lines-pcr-inch settings, and character pitch. Editing text and script files is just as easy, just select a file and then your edit command. You are taken instantly to the text editor. You can format and copy your disks, of course. You can “erase” disks bv using O the new System 2.0 quick-format option, and you can perform disk operations simultaneously with up to four disk drives. You can also disregard the Trash- can and format without icons. Additionally, you can check remaining disk space to ensure there is enough room to perform your desired operation, such as copying a multitude of files. Both programs come with some “intelligence;” that is, you can click on a lile and both will attempt to evaluate what type of file it is. Using these features. You can automatically read text and hex files, play 8SVX files, start programs, execute scripts, display graphic and animation files, and compress and decompress archived files. These auto-command features arc a pleasure to use. Three types of archiving are automatically recognized: I.hate. Arc, and Zoo. Neither program provides the archive commands; they must he obtained through your normal public- domain channels. You can use other archiving methods as long as you configure the programs to recognize them. For information about the vendors of products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 89. Both programs display a variety of svstem information, without cluttering up the screen. At a glance, you know how much chip and fast memory is available, the date and time, and disk information such as the number of files selected, bytes used, and total files. If you wish, vou can customize pulldown menus with either program. Keyboard equivalents are also definable. Fhis allows you to expand your utility’s power. Vou can define custom disk operations or launch specific script or Arexx files to run your most commonly used programs. It's conceivable that some users may want to run all operations from these menus rather than the Workbench. By Different Methods, Different Men Excel As you can tell, both programs are very similar and they should be. I hey are, after all, performing the same basic tasks. Vet, as mentioned earlier, there are differences, as well. Fonts, it has a slick "fade" feature when displaying graphics and can launch CanDo decks. What’s more, you can define almost even feature of Opus with a keyboard equivalent. You can change the name of a file or directory, and Opus will (if it is configured to do so) automatically rename the file’s icon. While many Amiga developers seem blind to the fact that disk-caching systems are a hot-selling item on other platforms, Opus fortunately uses a built-in caching system, which saves considerable time in displaying directories. Both programs allow you to customize your screen colors, but DiskMaster wins the prize for customizing your screen display. It allows you to display and resize your directory and command windows in almost any place vou desire, and it allows multiple directory and command windows on the screen. The command gadgets and u O display windows in Opus are fixed. I would like to rearrange them on my screen to the locations where I find them most pleasing and accessible. I Each program will probably appeal it) different markets. If you already use DiskMaster. It will be much easier to learn the new version’s features. There are some major changes and improvements. But overall it’s the same program that users have become accustomed to. It requires 512K of memory’ to run and will be a useful utility for those with a minimal syslein-memorv setup or who don’t care to learn a new utility. Opus, on the other hand, requires 1 MB of memory. It is also easy to learn, but is much more configurable than DiskMaster. I was amazed at how much can be done with this program, flic power user and programmer will probably be attracted to Opus. Opus offers quite a few extra features to compensate for its huge memory overhead. Vou can iconify it. And it is also one of the few programs that uses the I Iclp key and on-line help. In addition, it explains AmigaDOS error messages, and it can display icons and It's relatively easy to delve deep into directories with DiskMaster. Also like DiskMaster’s “parent directory” button on top of the slider gadgets, although Opus has a similar feature using the window borders, which I have come to like. Both programs require the use of a fixed-width font, which makes sense, as it enhances the directoiy display. DiskMaster allows the use of different sizes, while Opus offers point sizes up to 64, In terms of documentation, the Opus manual is full of information, but is disorganized and lacks configuration examples. DiskMaster’s manual is more organized and provides some configuration examples, though not enough. Luckily, these programs are intuitive and are best learned by experimenting rather than reading the manuals. Nothing’s Perfect Weaknesses? Sure. Both programs suffer from the same font problem that I’ve found in almost all “2.0-compatible” programs. Simply change your system-font Preferences to anything other than topaz 8 and watch how the title bars and menus become distorted. > AMIGA NOW FLYING OVER LATIN AMERICA C ommodore International has awarded Creative Equipment International, "CEI", rights to distribute all Amigas to Latin American and Caribbean countries. CEI has established an initial dealer network and is now signing up additional dealers in this lucrative market. Other products included in this network are GVP, SUPRA, PROGRESSIVE PERIPHERALS, RGB and others. Many PAL versions of video boards and genlocks are available through the CEI dealer network. Interested computer and video dealers in these countries can call Creative Equipment International at the number below. V VA AMIGA Se habla espanoi Falamos portugues 6864 West Flagler Street • Miami, Florida 33144
(305) 266-2800 FAX (305) 261-2544 Opus is somewhat excused from this problem, as its manual states that onlv 8-poiut fonts can be used. Still, this appears to l>e a common programming oversight; developers need to pay closer attention to this type of detail. DiskMaster comes with several configuration files, but they are disappointments. Each is simply a variation of color or screen display. There arc few menu and configuration examples. Opus supplies no configuration examples at alf and, as stated, the manual does not offer much help. ? Ijprij
- - " v v - - : V DiskMaster could be friendlier during disk operations. It appeared to have crashed while performing a disk copy, but it was really waiting for a disk. A message was up in the title bar, but no standard requester appeared asking me for a disk, f then had to insert a disk and complete the entire operation, as there is no way to cancel once it has started. With Opus, I simply pressed both mouse buttons to cancel an operation at any time. Sampling an entire directory of sound samples is fun. 1 noticed that Opus uses only one channel, however, while DiskMaster plavs in stereo. Opus provides a few examples of how to use the Arexx port, but DiskMaster does not. Arexx is a wonderful tool, hut most people (including me) don’t carc ro program, for those who do, all programs should at least come with some useful Arexx examples. A Win-Win Situation These few complaints, however, do not lessen either program's usefulness and power. I simply can’t imagine many people using their Amigas without either of these programs. Both are stable, powerful, and productive. Both handle most chores in a pleasing manner. Both allow you to do more than just the basics. Programmers, power users, and Amiga veterans with extra system mernorv mav he drawn to Directory Opus. Novices, those who are comfortable with past versions of DiskMaster, and users with limited system memory might lean towards DiskMaster II. Either wav, you win. You > won’t regret buying either (or both) of these programs. (Editors note: INOVA- tronics has released several versions of Directory Of us since the initial version was tested. Upgrades are available for $ 7. 50, plus $ 2 for shipping and handling.) Kitchen Sync Digital Creations Switchin in the kitchen. By Joel Tessler IF YOU GET a sinking feeling from looking at the price and quality of the dual-channel, lull-frame I B( Is currently available, then Digital Creations' Kitchen Sync could be your ticket to video syn- chronicity and SYIIS compatibility. The Kitchen Sync is not just another Amiga appliance. Rather, it is a miniaturized, high-quality, dual-channel TBC that Jits into one of the Amiga's IBM slots and uses a total oi a mere 7.5 watts. Priced at SI895. It oilers features and quality up until now out of the financial reach of most ol us. Hi fact, this product’s convenience and ease ol use has never been available in any TBC at any price until now. Clearly, this unit is aimed squarely at users of NcwTek's Video Toaster. What’s Cooking? T his package’s board set consists of the main TBC board, the remote-control unit, and the video-connector box. Jo install it, insert the main hoard into an IBM slot, plug the cabled video-connector box into the DB-15 port at the rear of the Kitchen Sync, and hook the remote-control unit’s cable up to the HEM5 port. 1 had no problems with this simple procedure. I he Kitchen Sync's connectors include two loitr-pin Y L inputs, two four-pin Y7C outputs (not implemented in this version), two BNC (twist - lock) composite video inputs, two BNC composite video outputs, one BNC advanced sync output, and one BNC genlock in (also not implemented in this version). The video-connector box has quite an arrav of connectors for use with a variety of hookups. For the most part, however, the most popular configuration is likely to he two VCRs hooked to either tlie composite or SVHS inputs. These are then connected directly to the Video Toaster’s composite-in from the Kitchen Sync’s composite-outs. This does give you the extra SVHS bandwidth when using SYI IS inputs. R i: V 1 K w s 1 found the soltware puzzling upon first glance. I kept rummaging through Lite box looking for a disk. When I booted the system, however, it finally «* f t dawned on me that the “software” was “firmware’ burned into the main kitchen Svnc daughterboard. The green glow from the remote-control unit’s info window (see photo) displayed the mes- The Kitchen "" Sync The Kitchen Sync's remote-control unit. SsC"-- ¦ ' * ¦ . !¦« Ii «- . • fiilV 1 Hitt 1 IIMtll Ilf lUtv 1 in’mli 1
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o o . Kitchen Sync is a breeze, because one of the three types of freezes usually gels the job done without using the Video loastcr's motion-removal option. The ability to capture imagers' on the fly makes this a truly dynamic process. The Proc Amp menu allows control over hue, saturation, gain, setup, luma peaking, chroma horizontal, chroma delay early and late, and chroma advance. You can select all of these options for use on the A or B channel. These features alone can solve most of the problems encountered in the world of video, but the Kitchen Sync does not stop here. I lie Special Functions 1 menu lets you select horizontal positioning (left and right); PAL or NTSC; Y C SVHS or composite; auto switch; V-Iock mode: auto count, force 625, or injection; AFC gain: high, VCR, or low; and set base, an option that allows for using multiple Kitchen Syncs in one Amiga. Program Store allows you to save out and load hack two custom setups for vour particular studio needs. In addition, you can always reload the original factory default settings if you find you 4 a j need them. Most of you probably will not use the features available in the Deep Sync menu, hut they are available for advanced users. Special Functions2 allows for adjustments ordinarily found deep under the hood of old-style TBGs. Deep Sync also offers luma delay with a range of 594 to 882 us (nanoseconds). Blanking Lines can be adjusted between 11 and 22 lines. There are also a horizontal-calibration-loop enable or disable, a horizontal filler that you can toggle open and closed, and a horizon- tal-drive delay with a range ol 0 to 5ms. Next in this menu is the vertical time Continued on p. 76*. Step Out Of Hie Darkness.. 1 H • h ILL THE GAP Version 2 Turning your Two dimensional world inlo 3D doesn't require special glasses. All you need Is PIXEL 3D 2.0 and a little imagination. For those of you who have always lusted for the power to shape your world, it's here in the form of PIXEL 3D 2.0. PIXEL 3D 2.0 is the most powerful object utility tool ever conceived lor the AMIGA computer. PIXEL 3D 2.0 eliminated 90% of the time it takes to create geometric solids from two dimensional pictures, PIXEL 3D 2.0 is the "must have" tool lhal provides bridging to many of the most popular rendering programs in use today thereby realizing peak efficiency. Sa if you want to turn your two dimensional world into 3D with professional authority, get PIXEL. 3D 2.0 today. You'll never be the same again. AXIOM SOFTWARE 1221 East Center Street Rochester, Minnesota 55904 If you want to create interactive multimedia presentations, this guide to INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS ? Nine of the best Amiga authoring systems will put you “in touch” with the tools you need. By Geoffrey Williams So you want to pm on a multimedia show. Not just any show, mind you, but one that the user can interact with and control. Well, there’s a battery of Amiga multimedia software for doing just that. Each one allows you to create on-screen buttons and objects you can click on to control your presentation. There are two types of interactive multimedia programs (more commonly known as authoring software). Script-based programs are considered the most powerful and flexible, but they arc also more difficult to use because you must learn a scripting language in order to employ them effectively. On the other hand, object-oriented programming software (OOPS) allows you to construct programs bv manipulating icons, or objects. Instead of a text-based script, object-oriented programs produce an iconic flowchart of your presentation. (To locate the vendors of products mentioned in this article, see the l'Mtttm fad titers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 89.) Object- Ori en ted Programming Software 1 WILL- FIRST take a look at OOPS, because, while generally less powerful, they are much easier to use, and the presentations you create with them are easier to debug. Then, in the second part of this article, I will examine some script-based programs such as The Director, Version 2 (sec “Directing a New Script," p. 37, for more on that program). AmjgaVision AmigaVision (S 149.95. Commodore) is at the top of the OOPS list. It comes free with the purchase of an A2000 or A30Q0, which means not only that it is in the hands of most .Amiga owners, but also that there are a lot of AmigaVision presentations available that you can study and learn from. Having employed AmigaVision on numerous projects many with tight deadlines -I find it to be the fastest multimedia development product, and the easiest to use. Its interface is friendly, and the flowchart clearly lets you follow what is going on. I particularly like Amiga- ? Vision’s ability to telescope sections into a single icon: 1'his feature enables you to put routines into separate icons, each of which you can drag to a different window and test by itself, and then save and load into other presentations. Amiga Vision also makes it possible without touching the keyboard to create scripts by double-clicking on an icon and using the gadgets in its corresponding requester to set the icon’s parameters. With Arexx and full laser-disc support. Amiga Vision has all of the basics you need to create powerful presentations. In short, if vou are working with interactive multimedia, this program is a must. DeluxeVideo III While the interface of DcIuxeVideo III ($ 99.95. Electronic Arts) is icon-hasecl and similar to that of AmigaYision. The major difference between the two programs is that DeluxeVideo's presentations arc time-driven rather than event-driven. I his means that while DeluxeYideo can pause to wait for an event, such as a click on a screen button, and then branch to a different part of the script, its icons are laid out along a time line instead of as a series of events. 2d ?I SI si ?I zJ Only the script-based program The Director, Version 2 comes close to DeluxeYideo in the number of screen transitions, wipes, and effects available, and in the ability to scroll SuperBitMaps and overlay various graphic elements to create complex animations in real time from various still elements and animbrushcs. This is an extremely memory-efficient wav to work with animation. Because you can create long sequences and reuse the various elements in memory to develop different effects. With DeluxeYideo, you can make interactive buttons from regular brushes, animbrushes, or lines of text. In addition, the program has an Arexx scnd-only port. While it lacks such features as laser-disc control, database functions, and the use of logical operators like 117 Then in script branching (because it is primarily designed for linear time-based presentations). Deluxe- Video III is a very strong graphics and animation presentation product with simple button and function-key branching. Presentation Master Presentation Master ($ 399.95, Oxxi) is more reminiscent of the powerful slide-presentation programs available for the PC or Mac than of traditional multimedia programs for the Amiga. While the program's button- making is limited to visible and invisible rectangles, and there is no Arexx or laser-disc support. Presentation Master is still an absolutely critical tool for performing serious multimedia work. With Presentation Master, you can create Amiga-type presentations that incorporate sound with animations and still images, with plentv of available transitions. In addition to these standard multimedia features, Presentation Master has the ability to let vou design slides $ t j that are of desktop-publishing quality. These slides can be shown as an Amiga-based presentation (using dithering to give more apparent colors), rendered to a PostScript printer, or sent to a PostScript slide service so that you can display them at full resolution and in full color (which vou can specify using Pantone or DIC colors). Abu can save images in the major printer file formats for slide-service bureaus. Create outlines and storvboards in a variety of J formats, and even print miniature images with speaker notes. L he program allows you to create images in an object-oriented paint module, or to import Adobe Illustrator EPS files and render them to the screen. In addition, you can use Amiga bitmap fonts, scalable fonts, and Polyfonts (the Oxxi format), and you can import text into templates and have it automatically formatted with bullets. A spreadsheet that lets you turn numbers (whether from input or import) into a variety of charts from the traditional bar and exploded pie to Gaunt is also part of Presentation Master. Included with this product are well over eight megabytes of EPS clipart, bitmap clipart, Amiga fonts, scalable fonts, and templates. Suffice it to say, Presentation Master is a program that all serious multimedia producers need to have. Script-Based Programs ALTHOUGH NOT AS intuitive as their icon-based cousins, script-based multimedia programs offer plenty of power. Interactor I classify Interactor ($ 79, Very Vivid) as script-based because it uses words rather than symbols. It has an odd, folder-based interface that takes some getting used to, but which is fairly easy to employ once you get the idea. I he interface displays only the current operation, so you cannot get lost in a large script, and you can add new options by pointing and clicking with little typing. Interactor is far from being a full-featured authoring tool, as it has limited sound capability, no ANIM support (it uses its own format from individual frames), and no transitions except for fade. It does have some important and unique features, however. The most significant of these is the flexibility it offers in creating interactive buttons. These can be animated to move across the screen, can move independently with their own velocities, can he affected by gravity, and can he activated by colliding with other objects on the screen. Interactor seems ideal for creating interactive animation and some rather sophisticated presentations (via its laser-disc support): it can even be used to create ar- cade-tvpe games. Mandala Mandala ($ 495) also from Very Vivid, and with the same interface as Interactor is an update of the vir- tual-reality software that the company originally sold years ago. Mandala's reincarnation has strong MIDI capabilities as well as laser-disc support. It also includes an Arexx port and the ability to send commands through the serial port to another device or to another copy of Mandala running on a different Amiga. Mandala lets users interact in unique ways. The program requires A-Squared's five Digitizer, which digitizes a video camera’s live shot of a person and adds a single color image of the person to an interactive environment. When the boundary of the person’s image crosses the boundary of an object on the screen, it triggers an event. You can use a genlock with or without a chromakey device if vou want
* 4 to see a live video image of the person on screen. Mandala’s power stems from the unique ways it lets you interact with on-screen objects. You can make bells ring, play musical instruments, and even grab objects that stick to your hand. With Mandala, any object can become animated when touched. Moreover, objects do not have to be stationary: As with Interactor, objects can move along random paths, interact with one another, and he affected by such forces as gravity and velocity. As a virtual-reality product, Mandala is great fun to play with I feel as if 1 can step into a cartoon world and interact with it. It is difficult to get away from the cartoon look, however, for the program supports only lo-res graphics. (The company is currently looking into developing a version for New Iek’s Video Ibaster; that combination would have the potential to offer significantly enhanced features.) Interactive multimedia? CanDo! Yet, as it seems to he with all great things, there is a downside, both Mandala and Interactor sport one of die most insidious and impractical copy-protec- tion schemes 1 know: die dreaded dongle, il you lose the dongle, which plugs into the joystick port, the product will not run, so you might just as well throw away the software, as a dongle cannot be replaced. This is a frightening prospect. CanDo CanDo (SI49.95, INOVAtronics) requires that you do some script writing, although you can accomplish the basics for multimedia presentations by simply pointing and clicking on the different options. Most of the actual typing is likely to occur when you employ Can Do’s advanced features to create fully functional programs- anything from a calculator to a front-end control panel for Arexx-conipatible multimedia programs. ? It is not specifically a multimedia program, as it lacks laser-disc control, built-in transitions for pictures, and music capabilities (except lor digitized samples). It can handle the basics of playing animation, sounds, and pictures, and it also has a number of advanced features, such as the ability to grab a section of a picture, display it as a brush, and draw with it. It also has a complete paint program that can record and play back even stroke in a presentation, and you can draw paths that can he edited for animbrushes. Of all the programs available, Can Do has the most options for interactive buttons, with different events activated by a click, double-click, click-drag, or click-release. In addition, you can make anything into a button, or generate a wide variety of buttons from within the program. Canl)o‘s real strength is that it lets you create programs that fully support the Workbench environment. With pull-down menus, file requesters. Workbench 2.0 border styles, radio knobs, rollo gadgets 7 O O and APPEvents. Plus multiple windows with scroll, size, close, drag, and depth gadgets. I particularly like Can Do for adding interfaces to CLI-only pro- Hypertodejs You can build on the power of Foundation. Grams and for creating customized interfaces for programs such as NcwTek's DigiPaint and ASDG’s Art Department Professional. Can Do handles the basics wit h a few limitations, but gives you a considerable number of additional capabilities that can create very sophisticated interactive environments. Foundation Impulse, the creator of Foundation, lias a reputation for excellent products and exceptionally poor manuals. Foundation (S250) follows iti that tradition. My first glance through the manual left me with a very negative impression. But once I began to play with the program, I gained a much greater appreciation of its power and flexibility. Foundation’s authoring language, Fast Talk, has several hundred commands, but the manual makes it a real chore to reference them. Thankfully, the program oilers a nice on-line help feature that lets you avoid agonizing over the documentation. The Help notes for each command include examples you can automatical* lv paste into your script and edit. Script writing is made easier with Foundation’s ability to load in all the commands from a file requester and then fill in the options. It offers a full script editor, and. As in CauDo, the scripts are attached to interactive objects such as buttons and pull-down menus. Another option Foundation includes is Hypertext, which makes words and phrases in a text file become interactive objects. I his product also has a full range of commands for Gim; making it a strong CDTY development environment. Foundation appears to have all the necessary* ingredients for an authoring program, and while I have not explored it fully, it looks very promising. The Director, Version 2 Considered by many to lie the most powerful multimedia product on the market, The Director, Version 2 ($ 129.95, The Right Answers Group) also has die steepest learning curve and requires the most typing. To make text entry easier, however, the program provides a text editor that can run your script and show you where errors occur. To help reduce some of the typing, The Director provides several interactive utilities that can be called up from its text editor: The Button utility helps you create interactive rectangular and free-form buttons; the Blit utility lets you cut out areas of an im- age in memory for later manipulation; and the Polygon utility allows you to create and edit polygons that can he morphed from one into another. The Director’s power comes from the way it manipulates graphics, as it can hold images in memory and grab pieces of them to display in various ways. You can even perform partial page-flipping bv using the images from a single screen. If you need a powerful authoring language that lets you do almost anything with sound, music, graphics, and animation all in mcmorv-efficient ways then The Director is for you. If you need advanced and sophisticated interactivity, T he Director is again well up to the task. It will take a considerable investment of time on your part to learn this program, but many of the best multimedia developers I know use it exclusively because of its power and execution speed. Aegis Visionary While not intended to be an interactive multimedia product, Aegis Visionary ($ 99.95, Oxxi) does have some unique features. Designed to allow you to create graphics and text-based adventure games, Visionary supports multimedia capabilities such as scrolling Su- perBitMaps, animation, sound, speech, and MIDI. And to branch to different areas of the program, you can click on objects on the screen. Allowing ty ped responses and then parsing them (reducing them to basic components and interpreting them) is something unique to Visionary. With a little imagination, you can use that feature to create verv different types of interactive presentations. While Visionary is a true authoring language, it does not offer any hand-holding: You use any word processor to write your script, and then you compile it into a working program. ¦ Geoffrey Williams is Executive Producer for Creative Business Communications and head of the Amiga Ihdeo-Gruphics Guild. Contact him c o Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, XH 03458. INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS ? The PRODUCTION ¦B I INI The shortest route between conception and delivery of a multimedia presentation depends upon several things. Here is a guide to planning and carrying out your production whether you are doing it for a client or yourself Start at the beginning, go until the end. And then stop. Sounds easy enough. When you are starting out on a new multimedia project, however, it is sometimes hard to know where the beginning and end are, never mind the steps in between. Let's map out the territory of interactive presentation development, taking a look at all the points along the production line. Because knowing where you are going becomes all the more important when working for a client. I will present the information in those terms, showing what it takes to produce an interactive presentation for a client, and what is involved in such a contract. Keep in mind, however, that when you are producing a project for yourself, you are the client. Thus, it is important to go through the same basic process asking many of the same questions and considering the same issues when working for yourself. ? And or integration? Now’s the time to define the scope of the job. (For some specific design concerns affecting your choice of equipment for the bid, see the sidebar “System Integration.”) In many cases, the initial meeting is a time when you must balance the nurturing of the client relationship with giving some free education on the intricacies of interactive video production. You must judge how much time you are willing to spend on the possibility of y;etting a contract. 0 D 1 bis stage is always longer than it seems it should be, and the more expensive the project, the longer it will probably take to dose the deal. Six months from your first meeting is likely for interactive video contracts. My experiences show that this time is both well spent and appreciated, and that very few prospects will take extended advantage of your time without giving you the contract. Bur if the talks stop moving forward, or if the prospect keeps changing his or her mind about basic elements, you may be better off investing vour lime elsewhere. Here, then, is a seven-part structure that you might use as a starting place for winning and planning a project. (lb locate vendor* oj nodacts mentioned, see the “Man- njacturers ' Distributors' Addresses " list on jc 89.) 1 Determine the goals of the project. Before yon get a job, you may need to hit! On it. Before you bid on it, you need to know what the task involves. When you meet with your prospect, don't get so lost in your sales pitch that you forget to lis~ Shot m: D .i t i* : Branch FrotC T i Up: TEXT PILE COMPUTER GRAPHIC VIDEO Description iiW Pr our Araii nsr Bt’.mch to: ... HOT SPOTS . Not**: 1. 1 I 2. 1 3, L 4, 5 . 6. 7 . Ft. 9.
11. . EHZHaqE Prescript ion 2 Put together the project bid. AUDIO Nat** * tor: In bidding a project, make sure you consider even* deliverable item for each party throughout die scope of the contract. Specify in writing where and when you will receive content information, who decides on music, where source images will come from, and in what medium and in what size they will be. Also designate responsibility for obtaining written releases for images and music. Specify the dates when you will review the project and what will be covered at each review point; if everything is fair game to be changed at every step, you are in trouble before you begin. "fhe difficulty of delivering a bid up front is that no one may know enough at that point to make an accurate estimate of the work to be done: not the client, and not you. One approach is to define what you know of tlie project, and insert a “not to exceed” clause. This means that you will design and produce to a ceiling amount (and it is up to you to protect your profit while keeping the client happy). This has the strong benefit of locking you into the entire project from the beginning, and is probably the route to take with all hut the most confused of clients. A second approach is to bid for a design document that describes the project in detail and contains a bid for the production. The danger here is that the client can go elsewhere for production once he or she has t he design document. Try to include an agreement that you will do the production. Use this approach if you feel that the client doesn’t know his or her expectations clearly enough to give you a basis for estimating the cost. You might also use this if a client has not decided whether or not to include interactivity and needs to see more of what it would entail. Try not to underestimate how much time it will take vou to produce each stage. .After all, it may rain during one of your outside shoots. You may have trouble debugging the program or handling some problem between image palettes. .Assume that your most optimistic schedule will not happen. It is better to do so up front than to have to back-pedal near the expected delivery SFX: Figure 1. A sample storyboard template, to be used in conjunction with a written script and flowchart. Across the top are three frames for drawing the video, computer graphic, and text elements of a frame (this fs assuming genlock-overlay capability). “Video frame ” shows the video-disc start and stop frames for the shot. The effect of a click on each hot spot is indicated in the “Branch to” section. Ten and ask questions. What quality and technology is he or she expecting? How much does the client expect to pav? How near is the client to beginning the project, and how soon must it be completed? I he sooner you know the answers to these questions, the better. To begin the dialog on product cost and quality, I suggest you create a demo reel that displays a graduated range of production values, from the least expensive you would deliver to the most expensive. Prepare to discuss how long each image took to create, what sources you used for imagery, and so on. For each example, have costs ready in terms of video per minute, graphics, animations, coding complexity, and the like. This is not your hid, but a quick lesson for your client on interactive production. The client will want to purchase your best work, of course, but should know up front what it costs, as well as the quality he or she can afford. What vtm should know up front is how much of the project the client wants you to do. Will you he responsible for overall design? Research? Scripting? Story- boarding? Graphic and video production? Editingr Programming? Maintenance? 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Pick up potions and spells to help your valiant struggle to find the secret of Cosmic Strength. Experience four layers of incredibly-smooth parallax scrolling, animated backdrops, a massive play area, hundreds of on-screen colours, unbelievable gameplay and an exorbitant sound track all expertly mixed together and skilfully cast to bring you a spellbinding brew of computer gaming action. Experience Agony with no pain! Screen Shots from the Amiga version. PSYGNOSIS 29 Saint Mary’s Court, Brookline, MA 02146 Telephone: (617) 731-3553 Fax: (617) 731-8379 Circle 62 on Reader Service card. Date, which puts your client in trouble with his or her own deadlines and managers. Write a content outline. I suggest that before you create a storyboard and flowchart in detail, you outline the content of your presentation according to what the client provides. I'his gives the client a chance to make adjustments before you are so far into production that it becomes costly. In your bid, you might want to freeze the content upon acceptance of this document. This would mean that if the client wants to change the content after approving it, lie or she knows that it will mean additional time and cost. Changes to content once you are in production can kill you if you have not raised the issue previously. On the other hand, if you get this freeze in, you do not need to charge the client unless such changes actually do cost you money. Helping a client out can earn good will that might help you win the next job. Create the design document. The design document is generally the next level after the bid, and the first one to be informed by the actual content vou have received. It should reflect vour de- ? Sign decisions and bring them to your client’s attention so that he or she can appmve them before you begin production. The design document should show the concept of the presentation and your ideas for the way it should he realized. Will you have voice-overs? Is a narrator seen, or always off camera? Where will you use animations and computer graphics? Where will you use video? What kinds of actors will you use, and how should they be dressed? Where will you use humor? Do you have a music library' picked out? Where will music be used? At this early stage, you face a danger in trying to communicate heavily visual concepts without the help of the actual results. Beware of clever and original ideas that may get tossed if you cannot describe them well. Ride the pulse of this communication carefully; it will make the difference between a genuinely inventive production and a cliche-filled work that does not catch the intended audience’s attention. 5 Detail with flowcharts and storyboards. The flowchart and storyboards, based on the design document, must supply enough detail to allow someone else to produce from them. Storyboards for interactive projects can be quite detailed (see Figure 1). You must not only show what will be on the screen, but also differentiate among various sources. What part of the screen image is coming from a video disc, and what part from the computer? What lext is spoken by a narrator. And what is generated as characters on the screen? What areas of the screen are hot spots, and to what point does each hot spot branch? If you are doing the programming, you may want to use a flowchart in addition to storyboards. There are several flowchart types, as well as tools for designing them. When I’m ready to consider the flow, I get a pile of 3x5 index cards and write the name of one piece of content on each. Just brainstorm, mix categories unabashedly, and throw them all into the center of the floor. When you have exhausted everything you can think of, find a big table, or just use the floor, and arrange the cards in a hierarchical tree structure representing the flow of the piece. The beauty of the cards is that you can quickly and easily sort out the categories, fill holes and try new structures. Once you have completed the flowchart, sketch it and begin your programming. This is a great way to proceed from no structure to one that’s ready to be realized in an AmigaVision flow that hidden step not mentioned in any documentation. Some database structures and hvpertextual links ? (Text continued on ;. 36.) Figure 2. In a point-of-sale system for Commodore, three short video segments introduced each Amiga application area. The first was a testimonial by a professional using the Amiga for that application (left). Then we presented examples of the output for that application, along with features and benefits (center). Finally, we ran an animation that suggested a configuration the customer could immediately purchase to accomplish what he or she had just seen (right). 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1) Memory. With enough RAM, you can load both current and next-in- queue files. This requires tricks for interact ivc sequences.
2) Accelerators. Faster processors can speed animation playback, database searching, and load and save times. Storage Devices Don't even consider using (loppy disks. Access time is too slow. GDTV is inexpensive, but loading files from any CD can be time-consum- I ! 4 ing and difficult to cover up. On the other hand, deliver)' of CDTY XL digital video files is a great way to deliver sync motion and audio on an inexpensive delivery platform. Searches on laser disc can range f rom shorter than vertical interval (the time between video fields) to over a second. And a major factor can be the speed of the player. In general, you pay for the speed; faster players cost more than slower players. A second approach is to use two video-disc players, having your software continuallv cue one up while the other is playing. Viewing Distance W ill one viewer at a time see your production. Or will groups watch concurrently? If you have a large audience, » i O you may need a video projector. Think about screen interlacing in re- larion to audience size. A single viewer may be very close to the screen, necessitating a noninterlaced image and noninterlaced monitor. With distance, the jittering effect of screen interlacing tends to diminish, although large monitors can extend the problem for some distance. Providing a noninterlaced signal while using video for an input can he a problem. Some genlocks that can provide a noninterlaced output will nor do so if receiving an interlaced in- sion 24 with the optional RGB decoder but this is not a low-end genlock. And it may not he applicable for low-budget jobs. If vou need a noninterlaced display but cannot budget an answer, be sure that all horizontal lines are at least two scanlines thick, and that you test all graphics on an interlaced monitor during development. Input Devices The simplest interface for the passerby is a touch screen, but you should add 4 about $ 600 to your cost per delivery station if you use one. A trackball is less expensive, but can he oil put ling for people frightened by technology. Slay away from a keyboard unless you need the viewer to enter text. Some situations lend themselves to touch-screen emulation of a keyboard (which can he clumsy lor a typist, but olherwisc line). If vou have multiple groups watching, will anyone be able to provide input? Do vou need multiple input devices? Video Don't consider video for a production budget of less than $ 2000 per finished minute unless the video is already done, you need less than a minute of video, you own your own production and post-production equipment (and are sure the quality it provides can meet the task), or you are a guerrilla viclcog- rapher and know from experience that you can produce satisfactory video for such a budget. II you arc going to put the video on disc, you will need a Beta-SP, C, or D2 master tape to send to the disc production house. This does not mean vou must shoot in one of these formats, but it does mean a trip to another post-production studio if you don't . If you need a touch screen and video-disc control, you face the problem of having only one serial port in the standard Amiga. Either vou can O i purchase a multiple serial-port card, or you can look into a touch screen that uses another port, such as that offered by AMIGA Business Systems. Audio What quality of audio is necessary? Yon can do a lot with the Amiga's eiglu-hit internal sounds, hut if you need CD- quality, you should think about a M!DI sound box. The power of high-defmi- tion audio to improve the impact of a low-deftuition image is something that you might not expect, but it is in fact considerable. If yon are mixing both video and audio sources, take a look at Progressive n Peripherals & Software’s Video Blcnclcr, which provides for audio mixing. Cross fades, and dissolves, as well as video-to-Amiga graphic transitions. It also selves as a genlock, and may be quite cost-effective for complex systems that require smooth transitions. Scope Will the finished product be installed at more than one site? For multiple interactive kiosks, consider Cl) IV especially when multiple-site costs are a prime consideration. I recommend g adding any of the following to the basic CDTV unit if conditions require: DC EV (for liill-cofor animations); genlock and videodisc (for full-screen, high-quality video); a MIDI sound box such as the Roland CM-32P (for 16-bit, syncable, high-quality audio delivery driven by Bars&Pipes’ MIDI player, the AmigaVision GDTV driver, and an Arexx script); a deinterlacer (for stable image). Output II the viewer needs some tvpe of output before leaving your presentation, you may need to add a printer to your setup. If so, consider the quality of output that is necessary. Will you need to print graphics and video in addition to text? 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Your chart should allow you to see all steps in the production of all deliverables, as well as what steps are prerequisites to others, and what processes can bottleneck your project. How much branching and answer-checking you need may determine the program you use to create your presentation. Pro- g v a m ni i n g tools that are essentially linear, such as S h o w M a k e r (Gold Disk) or DeluxeVideo III = Electronic .Ai ts), may do perfectly for looping presentations, but not for anything interactive (see “Tiiiich and Go" on p. 24 for details on multimedia software). Other programs, such as AmigaYision (Commodore), CanDo (INOYAtron- ics), or The Director (The Right .Answers Group) are more suited to interactivity. (For more on using the new version of The Director, see "Directing a New Script,” p. 37.) The line from point A to point B in multimedia productions is anything but straight. It is filled with options and is often highly complicated. If you need to incorporate product images in the work, try to scan photographs instead of printed images, which may give moire patterns when print dots interact with the dot-and-line pattern of video. Also, be mindful of your screen edges. It is easy to create images that vou believe to be full-screen size, onlv to find that the outside edges do not match up as you advance from screen to screen. It is also important that the edges of the video image match with the edges of the computer graphic screens. Test the images out in an underscan mode of a monitor like the Commodore A1950. Should you use icons or text labels for hot buttons? Of course, the nature of the job will help you decide, but as a rule, text is preferable, because very few icons can immediately communicate the title ol a category. One interesting strategy I have recently seen is to use icons or images for hot spots, but to have the cursor change into a text label (or text otherwise appear) when the cursor passes over the hot spot. This will not work for touch-screen systems, but for mouse or trackball interfaces, it provides for understandable and graphically interesting screens. In a related vein, try not to separate labels from their corresponding buttons. Putting labels on the buttons themselves both saves screen space and prevents confusion as to whether to touch the label or die button. Because RGB computer images are sharper than video images, you should use computer graphics for any still images and in overlay mode for still text. If your screen is not RGB, but NT SC, I suggest your text be in white lettering, with a black shadow down and to the l ight, and that you employ very little text (use audio and video segments for explanations). When you do incorporate video segments, make them short 5 to 30 seconds. T he only time vou should make such segments longer is when you’re hiding computation and file-load times. This is a good practice that demands powerful and relevant video. (A boring piece or an apology for a wait can destroy the experience for the viewer.) Note that it is possible to economically and intelligently preload files for linear presentations using software such as ShowMaker. Because brandling systems cannot predetermine what t he viewer wants to see next, you may be stuck with pauses while the system loads a graphic or searches for a video segment. If you have enough RAM, load all of the next possible choices in advance, and follow il with a video segment covering your loading of the next lew files. 7 Installation, upgrades, and maintenance. Consider the selling of your presentation. In placing a kiosk, for instance, beware of rellecting lights that can make screens hard to read. Before the installation is done, you should think about updating and maintaining your presentation systems. Think about how often you will need to update the sites and how you might go about ii. Aon may be able to update from a remote location bv installing a modem. A version of GVP's i n Scala presentation software lias been developed just for such distant updating. Who will fix an image if a green line suddenly appears across the middle of the screen? How are sites to be maintained in general? Maintenance can be an income source for you, hut you will need a plan and possibly another contract for earn ing out the task. The line from point A to point B in multimedia production is anything blit straight. It is filled with options and is often highly complicated. And undeniably, it is also fun to travel. When interviewing for the position of Multimedia Producer for Commodore, I was asked whether I understood what the job entailed. "Sure,” I said. "I get to play with the toys,” I got the job. ¦ Robert Edgar is a multimedia developer for Simon and Schuster Feehnology (iroup. Formerly, as Multimedia Producer for Business Markets at Commodore, he worked on a mixed-mode CDT ’and video-disc demonstration system, an interactive point-of-sale video-disc system for demonstrating the Amiga in retail stores. And the A3000 launch "Multi- media Live'' video. Robert is an exhibiting artist, and has performed with his "Living Cinema” performance system throughout the US. INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS T A NEW SCRIPT Powerful new additions to a multimedia-authoring standby can lend dazzling new twists to your interactive presentations if you know the right tech niques. A program well known to Amiga artists is The Director (version 2. S 1 2 9.9 j. Righ t A ns wers Group). A number of prize- winning animat ions have been made with I lie Director, including Brad Schcnck’s “Sentinel1* and “Charon.” my own “RGB I lazard,” and Brian Williams' “Walker II." You mav be surprised to discover, though, that 1 hcDirector is by no means designed just for animations it is also a sophisticated tool for creating interactive multimedia applications. Iti fact. Commodore used this program to make the promotional demo for its CDTY project. Like the original program. The Director 2 is script-based. Within its editor you create a set of written instructions that precisely control the sequence of events in an animation. The Director 2 turns this script into a “Him" Hie that anyone can play by using the freely distributable “projector" plaver program. Although this may sound a bit complicated, it is not especially if you know a few tips that make manipulating the program easy. I he ten techniques described below focus on interactive and audiovisual applications, and they should give vou the inside information that you need to make your projects come alive. Learning these tips may even give you the freedom to experiment with creative options on other multimedia programs. = To locate product vendors, see the “Man ufacturers' Distribu- tors’ Addresses” list. P. 89.) By Joel Hagen
1. Take Control of Animations Getting to know The Direc- tor 2's many powerful capabilities can help you create unique and interesting interactive projects or complex real-time animations. This program even draws praise from professionals, because it plays back animations quickly and chains together multiple animations seamlessly. You can play animations continuously or for a specified number of times, or you can ping-pong them forward and backward. The Director 2 lets you play your animations directly from a hard or lloppy disk, and you can load them while other animations or sequences are running without disturbing the flow of a presentation. If you are creating an interactive project, use the BLOAD- ANIM command and plan the flow to take advantage of background loading. After all. When the user hits a screen button, i something should happen immediately to give instant feedback. You could include, for example, a confirmation sequence in RAM that plays in response to button selection while the desired animation or image loads simultaneously in the background. While the animation loads, the user sees continuous action, rather than “dead air.” You can also make use of l he Director’s full frame- by-frame control of animations. At each frame during animation playback, you can vary the pause before the next frame, trigger sound effects, initiate other display events, or wait for a keyboard or mouse response from the user. 1 laving this level of control makes an animation more useful you can make parts of it play at different rates, or you can hold indefinitely on a title screen.
2. Take Control of Color Bv specifying Rt»B values, you use COLOR, PALETTE, and Cl 1R( )MA commands to build or modify colt»rs “on Figure 2. Use The Director 2’s Polygon utility for creating polygons and movement paths. The fly.” Use these commands to draw attention to a selection or to direct a user through a series of items. By simply spec living new color values, you can give a single high-resolution background-textnre image over 1)5,000 variations all without using a lot of memory, O i file Director's Chroma feature lets you modify the color bias of an entire palette or portion of a palette in a single stroke, making it possible to display a lull-color image, then gradually bleed out the color to gray in real time, or bleed it back in. 1'his technique gives you a subtle effect that is reminiscent of the opening to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The CYCLE and RANGE commands control color cycling, even during animation playback. You can create different ranges of colors at any time and cycle them in either direction. If you cycle a range a specified number of times, you experience the economy of the technique without the aesthetic drawback of continuous cycling. A brief moment of color cycling in a glint on a title, for example, can be a subtle touch. With the EADETO command, vou can fade an image to black or any color. By using EADEMODE, you can even elect to fade or alter the chroma of only part of the palette. This command opens up interesting options for unusual effects and transitions.
3. Use Formatted Text FI EX 1 is a special feature that lets you read an entire page of text from disk and display it to the screen formatted with word wrap, drop shadows, right justification, margin changes, centering, and color, font, and style changes. Embedded symbols placed in the text file provide the format changes. This is an incredibly economical way to create impressive screen displays “on the fly” during an animation. You can even use text files as “cards” in HvperCard-like applications. Bv setting up references within the text Itles to other text, image, or sound files, you can intelligently manipulate on-clisk data based on navigation through the data files themselves.
4. Explore Sound and SMUS Synchronization Although The Director 2 can play sound effects and SMUS (Simple Music Score) files during your presentations, you can add flair to your projects with other unusual audio capabilities, too. You can play large sound samples directly from disk with the I.OADDISk command, thus conserving precious chip RAM. This playback is independent of oilier display and sound events, so it preserves the pace and flow of the sequence. Using this method is an excellent way to add a long segment of digitized speech or any other complex sound to a presentation. An interactive project on the Apollo program (see Figure I ), for example, could play long recorded quotes while associated images or animations appeared on the screen. Lor special effects, vou could control volume and rate of play for these sounds during playback. A powerful audio feature that is especially important to animators is Hie Director’s ability to synchronize t he displav to notes in a SMUS file. With the SEISIGS command, for example, you can display alternating cartoon frames of a drummer each time a drum note ? 3S March The Grand Prix Race Simulation™ Can overtaking a rival on the streets of Monaco compare to the adrenaline rush of a hairpin turn on the Suzuka Circuit? Wellf aside from purchasing a Formula One race car, there's only one way to find out. And that’s by driving the thrilling new World Circuit race simulation game from MicroProse. World Circuit allows you to compete against 25 drivers on all 16 of the premiere Grand Prix racetracks (something that no other racing game offers!). And, because they are & the world's best racetracks, World Circuit provides you with a full line of slick features. Features like realistic Formula One handling and performance. Varying difficulty levels. Three race options. Joystick-controllable driving functions for superior control. And input functions for the design of your own Formula One car. All of which will have you graciously accepting the Grand Prix World Champion award in no time. So stop idling. Throw your World Championship racing career in gear by picking up your copy of World Circuit today. The checkered flag awaits you. PROSE ENTERTAINMENT • SOFTWARE MicroProse Software, Inc, 180 Lakefronl Drive • Hum Valley. Marylaro * 21030-2245 Fo* Am;ga BM PC Tandy compatibles. For toe latest intormston on release cates era availabilities call M croPrcse Customer Servieeat 41Q-77M151, Sam to 5pm EST. Weekdays Game copyright 1931 Geoff Crammpnc 1991 MicroProse Software Ire 160 Upfront Drive. Hunt Valley. MD 21030-2245. Circle 66 on Reader Sendee csrc i r e r c r f v e i i i t i m e d i a 3 sounds in a musical score. If you use iliis technique carefully, ii can give the illusion of complex, nonperiodic animation. In an informational presentation, words or images could blast onto the screen in perfect time to a musical score, quarter note by quarter note. Yon can synchronize your animations to notes, measures. Or even to tracks used just for timing and triggering displav events.
5. Polygon Tricks A special Polygon utility (see Figure 2) in Tbe Director 2's menu lets you draw Filled or unfilled polygons, then rotate, scale, and move them as part of a presentation. I like the Morph feature, which tweens one polygon into another. You can load a picture, trace a complex polygon, and then morph it into another shape you have drawn or traced. 1 have transformed one high- contrast face into another with this RAM-cfficient technique. Stored as an IFF image, each two-color face lakes up about 6500 bytes on disk. Traced and stored as a polygon, each lakes up about 550 bytes, a saving of over 00 percent. Perhaps even more useful is the ability to draw a polygon and use it as a movement path for brushes, an- itnhrushes, or sprites. You can draw the polygon, using a loaded image as reference if needed, and make the resultant movement path as complex as you desire, I his is a great way to animate multiple paths over the same image. You could animate manv routes ol exploration in the ancient world over tlie same map, for example, using less disk and RAM space than if you were to create multiple animations.
6. Create Complex Buttons Another useful feature in The Director 2's menu is the button utility (see Figure 3), which makes it easy to create different kinds of buttons to use as active areas, or “hot spots, " in interactive presentations. When users select these on-screen areas with the cursor, (hey can trigger anv kind of audiovisual event. Buttons are not limited to simple rectangles or circles, either; they can be irregular and unconnected areas of any image. In a biolog)' tutorial, for example, you could use an election micrograph of ectoplasm as a button screen in which disconnected microsomes are treated as one button, mitochondria as another, and fatty granules as yet another (see Figure -1). The trick to this kind of presentation involves making a second screen as a hidden mask (see Figure 5). The mitochondria on that screen are painted in a single solid color, microsomes in another color, and so on. When a user selects an area of the micrograph, the program checks the position of the cursor and correlates it with the color at that same position on the hidden-mask screen to determine what has been selected. Creating a hidden-mask screen lets you de- n ; sign sophisticated interactive applications,
7. Sprite Animation The Amiga's hardware supports a special kind of graphics called “sprites.” Yon can move sprite images around the screen at great speed without affecting the underlying image. The Amiga supports eight sprites, one ol which is the mouse pointer. You can use The Director 2 to grab graphics information from a loaded image and convert it into sprite format to use in your application. You can even control sprites with a joystick. They do, however, have resolution, si e, and color limitations. Sprite animation is not as simple as other approaches, but it is a powerful trick to have in vour bag. If you are interested in game development, sprites are especially worth exploring.
8. Experiment with Interruption The Director 2 lets you use tbe mouse, keyboard, or timer to interrupt your program for input and to transfer control to another section. You can do ibis in two fundamentally different ways. In the first method, the application reaches a certain point, then waits for tbe user to bit a key or press a mouse button. Then, the program switches to tbe appropriate sequence and continues. Instruction screens in our biology applica- ? HI March 1992 More than Skin Deep. INTERFACE ProPage 2.1 PageSlream 2.2 AmigaDOS windows N Y AmigaDOS gadgets N Y AmigaDOS scrollbars N ipiph; r ENVIRONMENT of Open Documents 1 Unlimited View Magnifications 7 fixed 15-1500% Variable Zoom N Y Magnifying Glass Tool N Y "No Frames" Text N y Moveable Toolbox N Y HotLinks Compatible N Y GRAPHICS IFF (24 bit) Y Y ProDraw Clip - Editable9 Y N Y Y Aegis Draw - Editable? Y N Y Y IFF DR2D- Editable? N N HHHH EPS-TIFF PICT preview Y N Y Y PC: TIFF. GIF. IMG, GEM N ¦BNHH Mac: Paint, PICT. TIFF N Y [FONTS PostScript Type 1 N Y PostScript Type 3 N Y Compugraphic Y Y Soft-Logik format N Y Outlines on Screen Y Y Outline Fonts Included 2 18 Typographic Precision 1 pt
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9. Create Custom Transitions Such transitions as The Director 2’s wipes, fades, and dissolves are the mainstay of many Amiga applications. The Director 2 offers many additional capabilities, so that you can create custom transitions to give your presentation a fresh look. Two of my favorites are Ami- 1 mwipes" and custom-dissolve modes. You create an animwipe by making a two-color animation (in Electronic Arts’ Dpaint, for example) and then using it in conjunction with The Director 2 s Stencil feature to make a transition between two pictures. You could use Dpaint's Move requester to create a simple animation of a star that starts as a small dot and spins in until it fills the screen. This could then become a mask between successive images in a slicle- show-slvle presentation. Each new image could be revealed through 1 lie current image as a growing, spinning star. This is a great wav to create transitions that look like Cl animated brushstrokes, drips, and so on. Because this technique may not be an obvious use of the Stencil feature, The Director 2 tutorial disk includes an example animwipe script. You can control T he Director 2 s Dissolve style with the DISSMODE command. Instead of using single- pixel-sized cells to dissolve one image into another, von can define the width, height, and skew of the cell. This means that one command can dissolve either single- pixels or large chunks of one image over another as a transition. I like to specify cells two pixels wide and ten high, skewed to the left, to create a dissolve elfeel that looks like a rainstorm.
10. Utilize Randomness The use of random numbers in animations and applications is a particular obsession ol mine. Controlled randomness can introduce an organic feel to anv presentation. In the Dissolve-mode transition effect mentioned above, for example, I like to define width, height, and skew as random numbers. Each transition is unique, but I use only one simple command. The Director 2 creates random numbers with the “?’* symbol. The expression ?16, for example, generates random numbers between 0 and 15. This particular value is handy for changing the RGB levels of colors randomly, as I suggested in the color-control section. Where any value or location is specified in a presentation, vou can make that number random. * One ol the most interesting uses I have lound for random numbers is to add surprise endings to animations. As mentioned earlier, one of The Director 2’s strengths is its ability to seamlessly chain animations together with no distracting pause. This feature makes it possible to create a narrative animation as a group ol animation files to be chained together by The Director 2 at the time of playback. The trick is to create multiple endings as separate animations. Each ending animation proceeds from the last frame of the single beginning animation. Just before The Director 2 begins preloadiug or background loading the sections it chained together, the randnm- number generator “flips a coin” to see which ending it will use. You never knows which ending will appear. Variations on this idea are obvious. In interactive applications, you can introduce a great deal of variety into what otherwise would he predictable user feedback. Your program, for example, could select randomly from half a dozen different messages acknowledging a correct button choice. This enhances the feeling of interaction with a sophisticated application. Perhaps these lips will give you ideas for enhancing your next Amiga project. Some techniques are incredibly easy to implement, while others are fairly sophisticated. Although many of these techniques rely 011 The Director 2’s speed and memory efficiency, you may be able to modify them so that they work with oilier software products. Whatever software you use-, if you arc- creative with its features, you have the key to producing unique animations and applications. ¦ Joel Hagen, one of the founding members of the Right.Inswers (iron ), is the author of AW a 'Accent on draphirs" cola inn. His credits include work in art. Astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him c o Amiga World Editorial. 80 Idm St.. Peterborough, A77 03d58. ? The L omputer X izard s Primer Although computers have transformed our way of life, there’s nothing magical about the way they work. Here, our wizardly systems expert demystifies the tech talk to help you become a 16-bit sage. 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I SCSI is an acronym for Small Computer System Interface, a standard method of connecting hardware peripherals to a personal computer. Although this type o( interlace is most often used to connect a hard drive, it is also used for devices such as CD-ROM drives, tape drives, removable media hard drives, read write optical disks, printers, and scanners. The two main advantages of the SCSI interface are its fast rate of data transfer and the fact that it is largely device independent, which means that to send data to almost anv SCSI device, the computer does not have to know much about the specifics of the device. A single SCSI host controller (the hoard that acts as an inrer- mediarv between the computer and SCSI devices) can control up to seven SCSI peripherals. Roth the Macintosh and Amiga computers use a SCSI interface as the standard method for connecting a hard drive, which means that given the proper software support, vou can plug a lot of Mac peripherals directly into an Amiga SCSI controller. SCSI drives are also used on high-end IBM compatibles because of their fast access times and large capacities, although IDE (Integral Drive Electronics) drives are still the most popular in the PC world. As with SCSI, IDE drives have built-in controller circuitry, and thus need a minimum of hardware to connect to a host computer. The top speed of these drives is. However, usually lower than comparable SCSI drives. Q What determines hard-drive speed.-' A: The main determining factors ol hard-drive speed are the drive hardware, the interlace hardware, and the interface driver software. Drive speed is measured by the average amount of time it takes to read information on the drive. 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o o chip RAM. It is needed to activate the new Display modes of the ECS Denise chip. The latest Amiga models, the A3000 and the A500 Plus (the latter currently available only in Europe), can both handle up to 2MB ofchip RAM, and therefore use a new and improved 2MB Agnus chip. To make matters even more confusing, the 2MB Agnus on the A500 Plus is different from the one on the A3000. Neither of these chips can be used directly on the A500 or A2000 because the circuit boards of these models were not designed to handle 2MB of ' j chip RAM. However, DKB Software manufac- tures an adapter board, the Mega-Chip, that makes it possible to install the A3000 Agnus on an Ad00 or A2000 and thus boost the chip RAM to 2MB. What is 32-bit RAM. And how does it differ from 16-hit RAM? .AlJ The terms 16-bit RAM and 32-hit RAM refer to the amount of information that can be transferred between memorv and the processor in a single operation; they do not refer to any characteristics of the memory chips themselves. In most cases, the same RAM chips are used for 32-bit as for 16-bit memory; The limit on information transfer is determined by the physical characteristics ol the processor and by the bus, the connection between the processor and the memory chips. In the A500. A1000, and A2000. The processor can grab only 16 hits of information at a time, so the hardware connection between it and the memory chips is limited to 1(5 hits. The A3000 has a processor that can read and write 32 bits, so its connection to memory is 32 bits wide. Although the standard processor on the Amiga 2000 communicates in 16-bit increments, it also has a slot for advanced processor boards. What happens when you plug a 32-bit processor hoard into a 16-bit A2000? Because there are only physical connections for 16 bits of access, the 32-bit processor must use two operations to read or write 32 bits worth of data. The only way you can take full advantage ol the 32-hit bus of an advanced processor on an A2000 is to bypass the normal system communications channel and connect the memory hoard directly to the processor. I his allows the f astest possible access to memory. Of course. When 32-bit memory lias been used up, the processor can si ill talk to any available 16-bit memory, including chip RAM, although at a slower rate than to its own 32-bit memory. What is an MMU, and how might it he used? A
• An MMU Memory Management Unit can be used with advanced processors such as the 68020, 68030, and 68040. Available as a coprocessor for the 68020, the MMU comes standard with most versions of the 68030 and 68040. An MMU performs several functions; It can limit access to selected parts of memory, notify a program when another program tries to read from or write to protected memory, and substitute one block of memory addresses for another. Memory protection is useful for multitasking operating systems, because it assures that a “runaway” program will not try to write to memory space that is owned by another program. Unfortunately, AmigaDOS does not yet take advantage of this type of protection. Only the Unix operating system on the Amiga uses an MMU for protected multitasking. Monitoring specific areas of rnemoiy can help a programmar detect when his or her program tries to access a part of memory that is outside of the program space. Some programming tools, such as Bryce Nesbitt’s Enforcer, use the MMU for this type of debugging. Address translation is used primarily to gain 32-bit - wide access to Kickstart in an accelerated A2000. Reading the 16-bit Kickstart ROM can slow down some programs that relv heavily on Kickstart functions, even O J J when a 32-bit accelerator is used. With programs such as Dave Haynie's SetCPU or with the new CLI CPU command, you can move the Kickstart program code into 32-bit RAM and use the MMU to trick the processor into thinking that this 32-bit RAM is located at the same address as the Kickstart ROM, thus eliminating the slowdown. At this point, moving Kickstart to 32-bit RAM is the primary function of an MMU on an Amiga. If the minor speed improvement that this provides is not important to you, or if you are not a programmar or not interested in running Unix, vou niav want to consider an accelerator that j j uses the EC68030, an inexpensive version of the 68030 that does not include a built-in MMU. Q . What is an FPU? A I An FPL' (Floatingpoint Unit) is a specialized math processor that you can use with an advanced processor such as the 68020 or (58030. Fhe two chips typically used for this purpose are the 68881 and 68882. The 68040 processor has some built-in FPU functions. Most CPUs perform integer math operations. This means that they can onlv handle whole numbers in the range of-2.147,483,648 to +2,147,483,647. Which is usually enough. Some programs, however, require many decimal places worth of precision. In order to Tell Our Art Department To Work Weekends You have a deadline coming up, and the pressure is really on. So relax. Go on a picnic. 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Circle 4 on Reader Service card VV I Z A R D • S PRIMER achieve that exactness, you need to perform calculations that employ a moving decimal point; this is called floating-point math. Because these calculations are complex, programs that use lloating-point math are typically very slow. Floating-point math coprocessors, however, perform these calculations rapidly, thus speeding up program operation. Only a handful of Amiga programs- including CAD, 3-D rendering, and spreadsheet require high-precision math. Indeed, with a math coprocessor there is a very noticeable difference in the speed of 3-1) graphics and animation programs such as Sculpt-Animatc 41) (Byte by Byte), Imagine (Impulse), and LightWave 3D (NewTek). But other software, such as word processors, desktop publishers, and paint and music programs, receive absolutely no benefit from the addition of a math coprocessor. A good rule of thumb is that vou need an FPU onlv if * you already have an accelerator board and are very interested in 3-D graphics. A i Com p liter monitors display pictures by scanning a beam across the picture tube from left to right and top to bottom. The rate at which this beam travels from one side to the other is called the horizontal scan rate. The normal Amiga display is created by a beam that scans at a rate of 15.75 KI I . Most monitors redraw an entire picture 60 times per second. At a scan rate of 15.75 Khz, there is only enough rime to draw about 240 complete lines during each sixtieth of a second interval. When the Amiga is displaying its 400-line, hi-res mode, onlv hall of the screen can he redraw n on a single pass, which may result in llickering images. To draw more than 240 lines in a sixtieth of a second. The beam lias to move faster. By doubling the horizontal scan rate to 31.5 Khz, ii is possible to scan twice as many lines in the same time period, which is why hi-res VGA display cards on IBM-style computers scan at that rate. Similarly, display enhancers such as Microway's flickerFixer card and the Amiga 3000’s built-in enhancer boost the Amiga’s horizontal scan rate to 31.5 Khz in order to create a noninterlaced hi-res display. The new ECS Denise chip also uses the higher scan rate for its four-color, noninterlaced Productivity mode. Most monitors work at a fixed scan rate either 15.75 or 31.5 Khz. During the time when Pcs were moving from CCA to VGA displays, however, NEC introduced a type of monitor that could automatically adjust to these differing horizontal scan rates. Called “multisync” by the company, it is the only type of monitor that supports both the normal Amiga display and the deinterlaced display that enhancers provide. Such a monitor is typically more expensive than a regular hi-scan (31.5 Khz) or low- sean (15.75 Khz) monitor. Most computerises use either the normal Amiga display or an enhanced display, so a fixed-scan-rate monitor of the appropriate type is usualh' the most economical choice. Ts March 1402 Most of the multiscanning monitors sold today are used to bridge the gap from VGA to SuperVGA displays. These monitors adjust to a horizontal scan rate that ranges from 30 to about 50 Khz; they do not go down to 15.75 Khz. While such monitors are compatible with enhanced Amiga displays, they cannot lie used with the standard Amiga graphics output. What is a PostScript printer? A: PostScript is a proprietary programming language for printers that was developed by Adobe and popularized bv Macintosh desktop-publishing programs. Because PostScript is geared toward output, it provides desktop-publishing programs with an easy method of describing otherwise complex priming tasks (for example, printing text along a curved path). One of PostScript's main features is a font technology that makes it possible to print a wide variety of smoothly formed text characters of virtually any size. Another major advantage of PostScript is device independence: Vou can print the same PostScript file on a nine-pin dot-matrix printer, a laser printer, or a typesetting machine, and each will print at the maximum resolution of which the device is capable. Laser printers fall into two categories: those that include PostScript, and those that are compatible with the simpler Hewlett-Packard LaserJet command set. Because of licensing fees, the former is generally much more expensive than the latter. Whether or not vou should pav the extra monev depends a great deal on the type of software vou use. PostScript compatibility will he of no use to you unless vour programs support PostScript output. If vou use desktop-publishing software that supports PostScript, vou may find that these programs also support an alternative font technology such as Compugraphics Imellifom, which provides smoothly formed characters of arbitrary size even on i non Post Seri [51 printers. I he bottom line is that PostScript is probably worth the expense only il it's important for vou to have its additional included fonts, a universalIv recognized font library, and the ability to print your files on professional typesetting equipment. ¦ Sheldon Leemon is the author of'Inside Amiga Graphics and co-author q The AmigaDOS Reference Guide. He is also technical consultant to an Amiga dealership called "Slipped Dish" in the Detroit area, where he answers a stead stream oj = nestions. Write to him c o Amiga- World Editorial. SI) Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. N the Amiga market, PLUNGING INTO The swiftly widening pool of CD-ROM offerings provides a vast reservoir of data to quench your Amiga’s thirst. CD-ROM has made its biggest splash as the heart of CDTV, Commodore's consumer-oriented entertainment system. Indistinguishable from an audio compart disc, a CD-ROM disc holds more than 600 megabytes of data, equivalent to at least 700 Amiga (loppy disks. If the data is further archived and compressed, the little silver platter can hold more than a gigabyte. Browsing through a CD-ROM disc can take hours. It's easy to add a CD-ROM drive to anv j model Amiga that has a SCSI hard-disk interface. Such drives are readily available from many sources. (Editor's note; Commodore has displayed, but not yet announced the availability of, its aeit' A690 CD-ROM drive peripheral. Stax tuned.) Some will lit in the o' i-inch drive bay ol an Amiga 2000, while others stand alone in their own box. You also will need a SCSI cable, the same one used with a Macintosh. You should have to pay no more than $ 700 for the drive itself, and you can get your CD-ROM collection off to a good start bv buying one of the many u * i o > drives that come bundled with several CD-ROM titles. Kev features you should look lor in comparison shopping are the access time, audio playback, and a sell-cleaning lens. You will find CD-ROM drives much slower than hard disks. For example, a 325-millisecond access time is quite good for CD-ROM, but compare that with 20 milliseconds for a hard disk. As a bonus, most CD-ROM drives also play audio Cds, even when the computer is turned off, and both internal and external models have output jacks Tor connections to headphones, amplifiers or speakers. An essential piece of software links the CD-ROM drive to the AmigaDOS operating svsteni. Once it is in place, the CD-ROM llle-system software makes the CD-ROM appear as a large, read-only hard disk. 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5301. Compatible controllers include Commodore's ROM’s volume, reliability, and ease of access. Six hun- A590 and A2091, the embedded controller in the Ami- clred separate disks would take up nearly the same ga 3000, CMS Series II, and die MicroBotics Hard- space as a small refrigerator. Frame. In the future, it should also become compatible with additional controllers from other companies. TAPPING FURTHER SOURCES Once past the Fish collection, where can you find CD- ROM discs to feed your Amiga's appetite for data? First, you can turn to CD'TV, hut you must be aware that while some CDTV titles will run on an Amiga equipped with a CD-ROM drive, others will not. The ones that won’t are those that are designed to take advantage of the CDTV’s custom hardware. For example: an animation-oriented CDTV application that relies on Commodore’s new proprietary CDXL technique for playing animations direct from Cl); a Cl) IV game that stores high scores in the credit-card RAM; or a program that checks for the existence of CDTV’s custom hardware as a copy-protection measure. Amigaphiles seldom lack for creative solutions to problems. Some get double duty from their CDTVs bv linking them via the parallel port to the Amiga with the freely distributable Parnet software. With Parnet, the CD’lY’s CD-ROM drive appears as a device on the Amiga. Other users buy inexpensive, non-SCSI CD- ROM drives for the PC side of a Bridgeboard- equipped Amiga 2000. The search for Amiga-compatible CD-ROM titles can take you into an unexpected area the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh markets. Companies such as EduCorp and the Bureau of Electronic Publishing are dedicated to selling CD-ROM-related products, both drives and discs. There arc hundreds of CD-ROM titles available for the PC and Mac. The Bureau’s paperback catalog is half an inch thick, and it also contains useful side-hy-side comparisons of many CD-ROM drives. On the down side, only some of these PC and Mac titles will work on the Amiga, and it is sometimes not easy to determine which ones, for salespeople am of ten apprehensive when faced with questions about Amiga compatibility. Unfamiliar with the Amiga, ihey tend to answer “no" when the correct answer is 'yes." Fortunately, it’s not hard to define the characteristics of an Amiga-compatible CD-ROM. Armed with the following information, you can help the salesperson find discs that will work on your Amiga. First, the disc must he mastered in either the High Sierra or ISO-9660 standard formats. The latter is the most popular format for data made for the PC. If a CD- ROM is listed as compatible with the PC, then it is probably formatted in the ISO-9660 standard. Alternatively, if a CD-ROM is described as designed
• o for the Macintosh but not the PC, it's probably formatted in the Apple Hierarchical Filing System, or HFS. So far, Amiga CD-ROM file systems can’t make sense of the Apple file system, so these discs are currently unusable. (It would be possible to circumvent ibis limitation through software by the hybrid of a CD-ROM file system with a utility like New Horizon's Mnc-2-DOS.) If it’s any consolation, a PC; can’t read HFS disks either. Fhe second requirement is that the CD-ROM must contain data in a format usable on the Amiga ASCII text, for example, or images in a standard format such as TIFF, GIF or HPS. As a corollary to all this, the disc must not require an “engine” for accessing the data. For example, most text databases on CD-ROM must be searched using a O If von want a ready-made package. Xetec offers a complete CD-ROM solution in both internal and external versions, including the drive, cables, and lile-sys- tetn software, and it includes a Fred Fish disk CD-ROM. Hither system works with the Xetec hard-disk controller card, as well as some SCSI controllers from other developers. Xetec also sells its software separately; ii is compatible with anv controller that supports the SCSI- direct protocol. (To locate the vendors of products mentioned see the “Mtnntjin titrers Dislnhutors' Addresses’' list on p. 89.) Go Fishing Two companies offer CD-ROM versions of the ubiquitous Fred Fish library. Xelec's bundles include a copy d its Fish Sc More Volume I, which contains Fish disks 1 to 370, plus about 250 megabytes ol other freely distributable sof tware. Volume I has each disk's subdirectories separately archived and arranged by category. Xetec sells a second volume that includes disks 371 to
170. With archived copies of each disk and even more public-domain software. HyperMedia Concepts sells (for $ 69.95) a different collection of the Fish library* including a program for making lloppy-disk copies of any Fish disk. Hyper- Media has scheduled the release of version 1.4, known as Fred Fish Online, for January 1992. Containing the contents of disks I to 530. It will also have archived versions of each director)’ and a catalog of one-line descriptions of all the liles. As the Fish collection grows to more than 600 disks, the cost savings alone can justify the addition of a CD- ROM drive. The math tells the story: 600 disks at S3 each comes to S 1800, Moreover, you benefit from CD- computer-specific program. Plain ASCII text is nowhere to be found; instead, it is indexed and compressed in a proprietary format. The access engine is often supplied on a floppy disk, or perhaps both Mac and PC versions ol the engine are stored on the CD- ROM. Without the engine, you get nothing. Another type of engine used in some cases is unlocking sof tware. CD-ROMs containing expensive infornia- tiun such as demographic data, PostScript louts, and high-quality images are often sold on a pav-per-u.se basis. You might, for instance, pay Si00 for a CD-ROM containing only six PostScript fonts, but you can "unlock” more fonts by calling an 800 number and paying for passwords that are entered into a program running on the PC or Mac. Other Disc Collections Desktop-publishing clip-art collections are most often stored in one of two formats: TIFF bitmaps or EPS drawings. Good examples of'ITFF clip-art collections are the Quick Art disc from Wayzata Technology and the Professional Photography Collection from Disc- imageiy, both available from EduCorp, You get a lot for your dollar: the Quick Art CD has more than 2200 separate bitmaps scanned at 300 dots per inch. Soft-
I. ogik's PageStream can load TIFF images without translation. Unlike bitmap clip art, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files represent a standard way ol storing clip art that never suffers from the “jaggies.” Both PageStream and Gold Disk’s Professional Page can load and position an EPS graphic. Examples of EPS CD-ROMs are the Bureau of Electronic Publishing’s ProArt three-volume library and the Image Club's Art Room. Bitmaps are often stored in TIFF, PCX or GIF formats on the PC. And most commonly as PICT files on the Mac. Using a conversion program such as ASDG's Art Department Professional, you can translate these bitmaps to the Amiga's native IFF for loading into most programs. It’s rare to find CD-ROM images stored in the Amiga’s IFF format. One exception is ImageTects' Image- CELS, which contains more than 1 150 texture maps and architectural images in fourteen different formats, including Amiga IFF. The texture maps are seamless, meaning they can he tiled side-by-side with no apparent edge. With these, vou can give your 3-D modeling programs perfect surface maps for wood, cloth, soil, brick, clouds, and foliage. Amiga-native data can also turn up in unexpected places. One inexpensive and high-quality CD-ROM is Warner New Media's Desert Storm: The First Draft of History (see Figure 1). T he disc contains text files, images, and digitized sound clips of Times coverage of the Gulf conflict. The text files are in an accessible ASCII format, and they include such zingers as the complete texts of Saddatn Hussein’s speeches. Because it is designed for the Macintosh, the images are in PIC 1 format, but the digitized sounds are in an IFF format known as AIFF, which most Amiga sound players can handle. Priced at just S39.99, it's a worthwhile buy, even if you do not have a conversion program such as ASDG’s AD Pro to handle the PICT images. If vour business uses Amigas. CD-R( )Mscan save vou time and money. For law offices, fur example, compilations of state case law are becoming available. One such is New Hampshire case law from CD LAW, updated quarterly. One ('.D I AW disk contains the complete New Hampshire Law Reports lor the past 34 years, fn printed form, this information fills shelves ol expensive books. Like the public-domain collections on networks and BBSs, there tends to he a lot of cheesecake on CD- ROM, EduCorp offers the “Exotica-ROM,” a digitized collection of the erotic art of Olivia De Berarclinis, a well-known illustrator for Playboy. EduCorp also publishes the Swimsuit CD. Not unlike the Sports Illustrated swimwear issue. Both collections contain images in formats that can he translated to Amiga IFF. Government Data 1 he I niied States government is the largest publisher of CD-ROMs. In the past, the government released most data on magnetic tape for archaic mainframe computers, but now it is offering data on CD-ROM discs for the cost of reproduction. Tracking down interesting government data can be as exciting as filing a lax return, hut a good place to start is the National Technical Information Service, which supplies a catalog of‘’optical media products” that includes both CD-ROMs and laser-video discs. Another good source is the Government Printing Office. Among many oilier items, ii offers the entire 1985 Congressional Record on two CD-ROMs for just $ 40. Because the government’s CD-ROM publishing efforts are diffuse and often carried out by individual agencies, it’s best to go right to the primary source if you know you want a particular kind of data. Examples of this are census data, guides from the United States Department of Agriculture, business databases, and the United States Geological Service digital elevation maps that can he loaded into Amiga programs such as Vista. Another good example is spacecraft imagery. In the 1980s, the Voyager 1 and II spacecraft generated many megabytes olhigh-resoliiiion images oft he outer planets. Now, the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics distributes a two-disc ? Sampler of that space imagery for just S25. More incredibly. It offers a set of 12 CD-ROMs containing images from the Voyager space probes for just $ 120 (see figure 2). Images representing the actual data transmitted from the spacecraft are stored in a generic 800X800- pixel format. The discs include image-viewing sof tware for the Macintosh or PC, along with C-language source code for decoding and displaying the generic image formal. At this lime, at least one public-domain viewer is in development, and Black Belt Systems has said it will develop a voyager-image loader for its own Image- master software. Voyager's cameras scanned at 800x800 pixels, with 250 levels of brightness. Also, some planet surfaces were scanned using the DigiView (New fck) approach to generating color images. By placing red, green and blue filters before the lens and digitizing the same scene more than once. Voyager’s monochrome camera produced images in true color. The most visually appealing Vovager scenes, however, are not the true RGB images, but "false color." More often than not, the litters were other colors than red. Green and blue, thereby exaggerating subtle details in planetary atmospheres. Instant BBS Sources In the world of on-line telecommunications, a bulletin board survives either through private subscriptions or bv depending on the philanthropy of an organization such as a users’ group. As an additional attraction to [laving customers who happen to own PC -compatible computers, some Amiga-oriented BBSs include in the library a section that's devoted to PC-related files. By adding a CD-ROM drive and a lew inexpensive CD-ROMs, an Amiga BBS can quickly create a library several thousands of megabytes in size. More than a lew
(d) -R( )Ms are simplv collections of die latest freely distributable programs for the PC. One even calls itself the “RBBS in a Box.” Bevond programs, images, and program source code, the discs also make room for large text files such as the Bible. Finally, a good source of inexpensive information and discs is the CD-ROM User Group. Ii offers a newsletter as well as special deals on overstocked and out-of-print CD-ROMs, although it tends to emphasize titles for the PC. Special thanks to Allan Purtle of Canadian Prototype Replicas and Chris Henry ol HyperMedia Concepts, who gave me valuable help in researching this article. ¦ John Foust is president of Syndesis Corporation? He shares his CD-ROM drive between his PC, Macintosh and Amiga, and he writes for a number oj publications. Write to him c o AmigaWorld Editorial, SO Elm St., Peterborough, MI 03458. Pro Video Tape Cheap! Your creations deserve professional-grade tape. Pro-grade tape delivers a higher image quality, it has a tougher base film, and it experiences less drop-outs than the stuff you've been using. Our 7,000 sq. ft. Warehouse is packed with Hi8, 8mm, S-VHS, VHS, 3 4”, Betacam, 1”, D2, Mil, and D1 formats from the best: SONY, FUJI, AMPEX, 3M, and MAXELL. Call now for our amazing prices! 800-225-8700 (9 • 5pm PSD WALT DAVIS ENTERPRISES San Francisco VIDEO DEALERS SELL
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o n between machines, these simple operations are sufficient to make my Amiga format, read, and write to MS-DOS. That is step one. IT vou now Mformat a disk, copy an Amiga image onto it, and then put dial disk in a Mac II, the Mac will grind a couple ol limes and then inform you the disk is unreadable and ask if vou want it initialized or ejected? Macs don't normally like MS-DOS disks am more than Amiga disks, vou n , see. I lie solution is Apple File Exchange. This folder comes as a utility on the standard Mac System fools disks provided with the machine. Once within File Exchange, the MS-DOS disk will he accepted, and its liles can he translated onto the Mac hard drive. 111is is step twe>. Two to the Rescue There is still a problem, however. Now you are on the Mac and you trv to load your Amiga image into, say, MacPaint or Pixel Paint. No success. The image format is unrecognizable. The solution is Art Department Professional ($ 240, ASDG version 2, $ 299 or S75 upgrade fee) on the Amiga side, or Adobe Photo Shop ($ 895, Adobe Systems) on the Mac. Using .I software-only process, you can exchange images without fuss between iv,|,a narowarc expense. Art Department Pro is one Amiga program 1 consider indispensable. I use it lor all manner ol image conversion and modification. One ol AD Pro’s graces is its modular design. You can add new Loaders. Operators, and Savers to the main program at any time. ASDtf's Professional Conversion Pack ($ 90) contains, among other things, a I II I- Loader and Saver that you can add to AD Pro. (TIFF is a common image format used on the Mac.) You can save an Amiga IFF image as a I IFF lilt* from AD Pro to an Mformatted disk in drive diO: or di I 1 hat TUT file will he recognized by any standard Mac paint program. This is step three. Alternatively, if you have Adobe Photo Shop on the Mac, you can leave vour image in us original IFF form. Among the many selectable image formats in Photo Shop's Load requester is Amiga IFF ILBM. Problem solved. Once opened, the image can be resaved in any ol Photo Shop's other formats. By the way, if vou have never used Adobe Photo Shop, give yoursell a treat. Photo Shop 2.0 running on a 24-bit Mac II is tmlv elegant. ; O For our purposes, however, we’ll keep things simple as we step through the entire process for taking an Amiga HAM image into Adobe Photo Shop running on an ordinary Mac IF First, invoke MountMF either bv clicking the o icon or bv including it in the stailup- sequence. Insert a disk in drive dil; (dll:), double-dick the Mformat icon, and enter di I: in the requester. When the disk has been formatted, run AD Pro. Load the HAM image and then click in the Number of Colors button, selecting 256 instead of 11 AM. Click the Execute button to convert the picture to 256 colors from the original
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256. The illustration accompanying this column shows a HAM painting before and after conversion to 256 colors. If vour image is 32 colors or n less, no conversion is needed. The image can be saved to dil: as an IFF or a TIFF file. On the Mac II, open the System Folder and then open Apple File Exchange. When the program’s interface screen comes up. Insert the Mformat- tecl floppy. The Mac hard drive contents will show up in a window on the left side of the screen, the floppy’s contents in a window on the right. Select the image file from the floppy. Its size will he displayed and the Translate button will he highlighted. (3ick that button to transfer the file from the floppy to the directory you selected on the hard drive. In Adobe Photo Shop, the Load window has a requester labeled Open As. Select Amiga IFF ILBM nr TIFF, depending on your AD Pro save. Thai's all there is to it. Reversing the process. Photo Shop allows you to save images in IFF ILBM format, selecting the number of bitplanes. Typically, you would select 4 or 5 for direct transfer to the Amiga, or choose TIFF and llien load the image into AD Pro. ¦ foe I Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software dnielopmenf. Write to him at 10512 Sawser, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. VIDEO On Top of the J ob Gel your video production work in on deadline and on budget with these valuable time-
a) id-money -saving tips. SUITE By Derek Grime THIRTY-FIVE ANIMATIONS in seven days. That was what we agreed to deliver. Commodore's new advertising agency wanted our studio to produce a 30-second IV commercial that would showcase the Amiga. Armed with the slogan ‘’The Incredible Creativity Machine,” we set out to get TV viewers excited about the Amiga. At the prcproduction meeting, we determined that the length ol every sequence would be from .5 to 1.5 seconds. That meant we needed to create 35 custom animations in which Amiga applications would star. The deadline was tight, and the pressure was on. In one week my studio used more production tricks than it had in the past year. The following techniques worked great for us, and they may help vou in vour own Amiga-video adventures whether for fun or profit (or both!). Storyboards and Bulletin Boards The first step in any video project is to create a comprehensive stoiyboard. Instead ol relying on the old pen-and-ink method, we used DeluxePaint IV (S1 79.95. Electronic Arts) to quickly produce storyboard frames in black and white. By computerizing our master plan, we could easily make revisions later on. And with a project this size, changes were a wav of life. DeluxcPaint's Print requester includes a built-in size gadget that let us draw n n frames the size of the full screen. We then used the print function to scale them to 50 percent. (Our output was to a 24-pin dot-matrix printer.) Next, we cut each frame to size and placed it on a small four-bv-iive-inch card. We tacked about 40 of these frames to a large bulletin board that became our production chart. Whenever we started a new job, we marked the frame with a yellow high- O lighter. As we completed each one, we marked the card with a big red X. We also tacked production notes under each frame. These messages included special information, such as the ordering deadline on a piece of software, or the name of an animation that was on hold pending client approval. The system worked perfectly. Whatever the size of your project, this is a great way to stay organized. We always knew exactly where we were on the job. We gave copies of each frame to the agency for its use in preparing its own board to present to Commodore. Cut Corners In a production environment, not only is organization vital, but so is speed. You must learn to save time without sacrificing quality. Here are some tools that helped us do just that. To create the commercial's 3-D sequences, we used LightWave 3D, which comes bundled with the Video Toaster = $ 2495, NeivTek). We saved all individual animation frames to the hard disk. Although most people usually record animat inns frame by frame, we chose not to follow tradition. With our aging videotape recorder, a frame-by-frame job would have been not only tiinc-consum- ing, but also prone to foul-ups. Instead, we took our pictures and converted them to DCIV format. DCTV (S495, Digital Creations) comes with software that lets vou use one command to convert an entire directory of numbered 24-bit IFF pictures to DCTV formal. The beauty of DCTV is that once you activate it. You can use any regular piece of Amiga software to display (but not alter) your pictures. Boot up DeluxePaint. For example, then load the files and compress them into an animation. (Make sure die images are numbered in order, such as picOl, pic()2, pic03, and so on.) From the Picture menu, select the Load function and click on the first file in the series. Then set the Number of Frames gadget to equal the number of pictures. When you now press Load, DeluxePaint loads all frames and transforms them into an animation file. This vou can call up and view in DeluxePaint, as long as the top menu strip is turned oil. If ii is on, the strip gets in the way of the DCTV process, giving you an on-screen mess. You can show DC IV animations nearly as fast as regular Amiga animations, and you can van’ their speed. DC’IY is a fine product; its only chaw- back is that the pictures it displays do not look quire as good as the output from devices such as the Toaster. If you want to convert your pictures to D(nV format, make sure the client is aware ol the variations in image quality. It did not make any difference to our client, and it saved us an entire day in production time. There are dozens of other video-production programs available for the Amiga, some of which can cut corners in ways you might never anticipate. Doug’s Color Commander 2.0 (S49, Seven Seas Software), for example, gave us just the effect we needed in one segment demonstrating a paint program’s ability to manipulate a picture quickly. This product let us ripple the palette with the mouse in real time. With this kind of sequence, mm AH photographs are of actual DCTV screens. DIGITIZE ft NO PROCESS OPTS | SotrRCE ¦ r r,"l>fTl T«|.» tuHr I oioitur ¦-LJ ¦' LOK. COH» r riUnP ouni.iT'. - smrc | jstar m> speko wit | J» -jafq,._ SC RE EH r?06x-40C 4 frla«.*i Oelwr SCUM LORO
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i. -V: - ’ ___ ml Animate video quality DCTV images in real time using popular Amiga animation creation tools. DCTV (Digital Composite Television) is a revolutionary new compressed video display and digitizing system for the Amiga. Using the Amiga as a com* pressed video buffer, DCTV creates a full color composite video display with all the color and resolution of television. DIGITAL Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 '¦ 1992 Digit ol Creation*. AMIGA is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines. Patents appEed for. Circle 16 on Reader Service card. We could record live in the studio a practice generally unheard ol in animation production! Don't forget the old standbys, either. Basic functions such as color cycling often can get the job done quickly and easily. You can also hash together cut-out animations in no lime. I he "Monty Python" look (see the illustration) is still popular and effective. No one need know how easy it is to do. To the Library Another thing to remember when you are in a production crunch is not to reinvent the wheel. Most Amiga animators have disks lull of creations. Why not put them to good use? If vou ever have to h!l air time quickly, you can call on these resources in an instant. The agencv wanted us to create a va- O riety of graphics looks; luckily for us, its representatives approved some spots we Simple “cut-out” animations can be assembled quickly and put to effective use as with this “Monty Python” look. Had already completed. In fact, a couple of these animations were four vears old. Ol course, we needed to revise them to bring them up to date, but using them saved countless hours of work. II you do not have a collection ofvour designs, start saving vour work now. O O Whenever you create a graphic, a 3-1) object, or an animation, make sure that you keep it on disk even if you think you will never use it again. If you have a library (if vour work, keep it organized. Tossing old graphics images or animations in milk cartons will not help vou when vou need to Imd something in a hurrv. Use an existing database or try one of the specialized programs that log your disks for you. ImageFinder ($ 1)5, Zardoz Software) is particularly good. It has a flexible user interface and. Best of all. Shows a tiny version of each picture in shades of gray. When the crunch comes, don't forget vour friends. Bv calling other Amiga all- cion ados, 1 gathered several extra sequences. Although the agency liked the 3-D mirrored spheres that we all have seen in product demos, our studio had never done that type of work in house. By making a lew phone calls, we secured the rights to some fantastic 3-D animations. Get a signed release form, though, before you use someone else’s work. You should also avoid the trap ol reselling public-domain artwork. Much of what is available free from local or national bulletin hoards contains copyright characters, artwork, and personalities. More than one Amiga studio has found itself in legal trouble for using what it thought was public-domain art in a commercial presentation. The safest route is to avoid the public domain entirely. Besides. If you ask politely and enthusiastically, many computer artists will give you permission to use their work. Expect the Unexpected My final tip may make me seem paranoid. But I am actually being realistic: Be . N prepared for anything to go wrong. Although we had checked most of our segments’ color on an NT SC monitor, we did not try them all until nearlv the end of the project. We were shocked to discover that most of the games we had chosen for the commercial rolled vertically when we recorded them to tape. This problem had nothing to clo with the Video Toaster we were using in fact, it is our encoder of choice. The difficulty occurred because the games did not follow Commodore’s programming guidelines. When a potentially dangerous glitch throws a curve in your plan, call a technical-support crew. Although you may find that you are the only person on the planet who has ever had that problem, sometimes you can discover a way around it. We overcame our difficulty bv recording the problem segment with a friend’s SuperGen genlock ($ 749.95, Digital Creations) that did not display the same rolling. In any case, do not let the demons inherent in NTSC catch vou unaware. As a rule of thumb, check your colors for integrity. And do not overlook vour resolu- O . 4 don. Video cannot handle a high-resnlu- tion black-and-white software interlace. We had to dump some favorites because they ran onlv in high-resolulion mode. « n Be ready to handle changes in your game plan. Always remember for whom you are working and learn to anticipate how they mav react. Non must remain especially flexible with vour ideas. Your thoughts and those of your your client may not he the same. For example, we were taken aback to discover that our chosen music program for the campaign did not register as music software to the aver- O age person. We had to mock up some basic st all-and-notes type ol soil ware screens at the last minute. Of all the problems your may face in your video project, none is as disastrous as losing all your work because of media failure. Make sure vou back up your projects at ever)’ opportunity. Magnetic fields are everywhere. In the city of Toronto, the 4 * subway has even been known to garble tapes and disks. To cover ourselves, we made three copies of the entire job one on the hard drive, one on cartridge tape, and one on a batch of disks. Those of us who have lost work at the last minute because of media failure probably already follow a cautious back-up policy. II you keep onlv a single copy, you are in danger of learning the hard way. I he odds of losing your data increase in proportion to the shortness of the deadline. Don't ask why. II you have a good starting plan, the proper tools, and an ability to be flexible in an emergency, you can create the impossible on your Amiga. It worked for us. The commercial is now on the air and has been getting rave reviews. Both the agency and Commodore are happy with what wc created, and tliev appreciate the lact that it was on time and on budget. Best ol all. It seems to he selling more Amigas which is what reallv counts! ¦ Derek Grime has run Beyond Graphics sitae
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Sleeping Gods Lie Bv Peter Olafson v Nuw here’s a splendid role- playing game that’s strikingly different front almost anything around. Sleeping Gods Lie (from England's Empire label, by way ol ReadySoft, S 10.05) should be the sleeper bit of 1002. It’s as big as Texas, easy to plav, good to look at.. .and surprisingly light on its feet. In contrast to the multicharacter, square-based RPGs Irom companies such as SSI, SGL is a solo adventure in a free-flowing, filled- polygon bi1mapped environ- mcnt that most recalls Data Last’s classic, Drakkhen. In this real-time adventure, you roam the eight regions of the troubled kingdom of Tessera each with six sizable subregions in search ol N’Gnir, an old god rumored to slumber in a distant part of the country. Naturally, it’s a hostile world out there. You're no sooner out of your modest home (love the flickering torches beside the door and the picture on the wall) than guys with bad posture and shaved-sidc haircuts start lolling pebbles at vou. Yen’ hip, Readysoft. Sgl's monsters aren’t designed with Drakkhen’s what-wili-thcy- throw-next creativity, but rhey’re a spooky bunch nevertheless. OF course, you can light back, first with the pebbles and shuriken that you find inside your house, and later with all the arms and ammunition vou find as vour slain enemies go up in flames. The game sports a nice, but by no means overwhelming, array of weapons, armor and special items. Indeed. It's the only game of its type I've seen that incorporates realistic use of ranged weapons virtually the only kind included here. You'll quickly learn to use the mouse pointer to “lead” vour enemy with your lire, estimating his distance and the necessary arc to produce the telltale digitized grunt n n that indicates success. You'll need to be persistent; these fellows know enough to retreat (at least temporarily) when struck. Inventory management is agreeably basic. Everything you have, as well as your condition and the time, is arrayed around a central play window; there's no need to abandon vour perspective except to sleep, lb pick up an object, simply roll over it. To increase vour food supply, just walk up to a fruit-bearing bush or tree (you can see die berries) and note the good use of scaling as you do. SGL is also like Drakkhen in that more care has been taken with the environment than the story. You light the characters who move. You talk to the ones who don't or, rather, they talk to you. The subquests typically involve finding an object in one place and using it somewhere else. In Drakkhen, that seemed a hole in a brilliant fabric; here it seems perfectly in tune with SGL’s mild demands on the gamer. It’s nice to play without the standard RPC* tasks of in- ? Crib Notes By Peter Olafson This month we'll join Jake "Lucky" Masters in Dynamix's cart of China ($ 59.95). It doesn't take much work to get Chi to show up at the bar at the start, but getting him to fly is a bit trickier. Despite his disbelief, lie's a logical man. Maybe he just needs an illustration (which you're equipped to provide, if you found the paper in the street outside). Try using it. Among your first tasks after joining up with Chi is collecting some seagull doo-doo for Wu. The seagull is at the docks, of course, but the doo-doo requires a little ... ah .., prompting. Chi lias a classic laxative in his inventory. Getting out of Hong Kong can be nasty, too. The fake passport Wu gives you is a red herring, and its use will bring your game to a swift end. Then again, you can use Lucky's thick-wittedness to his advantage with the impatient immigration agent. Be a real pain in the butt. There are two ways to get into the fortress. Chi can go through the front door provided lie's roped the cow and bribed the peasant for his clothes with tobacco and food and then help Lucky over the wall from within with the grapple and rope. The tougher option is to go in via the sewer to the left of the front gate. You’ll need the crowbar (hanging almost invisibly on the left wall of the plane) to pry apart the bars, and be sure to time your movements to the guard's. (Make your move when lie's out of sight.) What, more sewers7 I said it was tougher. Lucky's lighter can take care of the darkness, but you'll also need to grab the beam in one of the sewer rooms to widen the hole in the ceiling. ? To locate vendors of the games reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 89. Guy Spy is a break-through in adventure gaming featuring full-screen animated characters that are completely under your control! With over 1,500 frames of animation, five megabytes of graphic data and original music and sound effects, Guy Spy sets a new standard In adventure gaming excellence. As Guy Spy you are the government’s most trusted and daring counterespionage agent. Intelligence reports confirm the evil Baron Von Max has located the legendary Crystals of Armageddon, With the power of the crystals in the hands of this madman, Von Max will have everything he needs to fuel his ultimate weapon of mass-destruction... the doomsday machine. You must chase Von Max and his henchmen around the globe in a desperate bid to save the world from his evil plans. If you fail, there is no telling what kind of destruction Von Max will unleash on the world. Your orders are simple: stop Von Max at any cost... before It's too late! ReadySofi Incorporated 30 Wertheim Court, Suite 2 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4B 1B9 Tel: (416) 731-4175 Fax: (416) 764*8867 ¦Guy Spy" is a :riO?mj!K of ReadyScrt incorporated. Copyright 0)991 RcadySoft Incorporated ALL RIGHTS RESERVEO. Circle 40 on Reader Service card ventoiy management, character maintenance and intensive note-taking. And, if vou observe ordinary prudence, you won't get killed over and over again. = However, you will find it necessarv to draw some kind J of map.) There's very little wrong with SGL, and a great deal stunningly right with it. The detailed bitmapped graphics are excellent (just look hack at vour home alter leaving), the music is sad Barbarian II By Peter Olafson Barbarian was the game that set t he style for Psygnosis's arcade classics to come. True, ii had a clumsy mouse- driven interface. True, it was slow as molasses in January. And true, it was prone to graphic glitches that would place your character (the musclebound barbarian, Hegor) walking on thin air. But it was a bright light after the false starts of Brat- accus, Arena and Deep Space those early, awkward offerings that made English Amiga games seem as peculiar as English humor. It had an urgency that drew me in deeper in deeper, and 1 played it incessantly through the latter part of 1987. Fhe long-awaited Barbarian II ($ 44.99), released late last fall, doesn’t quite qualify for landmark status, but it is an exceptionally well-made arcade adventure that bears the faint stamp of the earlier game and the indelible mark of the gaming technolog)' Psvgnosis has evolved over the intervening years. The awkard mouse interface has been replaced by a joystick and a few simple keypresses. The scrolling is and beautiful in a beastish way, and the page-turning storybook sequence at the start even H it's a little bumpy sets a perfect tone (as well as evoking pleasant memories of Faery Tale Adventure). Moreover, SGL is friendly. It installs happily on a hard disk, runs on the .Amiga 3000, and, although it doesn't permit task switching, 1 could keep ProWrite
3. 01 in memory on my t hrce-megabv t e machine O smooth and often in parallax. The game seems bug- free. And these are the least of Barbarian 1 I s virtues. Evidently N'ecron, the evil fellow you put down in Barbarian, has a little life in him yet. Yoivll pursue hint and his lieutenants through three disks filled with forests, caverns, a town, a castle, a dungeon, and finally to Necron’s temple. Thev’rc all rendered in a luminous palette that recalls The Killing Game Show and makes the .42 colors emploved look like
256. (Barbarian II has that distinctive Psvgnosis glow.) Like the original. Rarbar- ian II is a horizontally scrol ling bcat-"em-up but not just that. For one thing, it permits movement in and out of the screen, so some scenes actually run parallel or overlap others. For another, it’s not all lighting: The third level, the village of Thelston, is basically a mall where vou can knock off the tough act and stock up on goodies and gossip in the stores and inns. (Then again, vou can be as nasty as you want, but you mav be sony!) .Aside from the usual array of death traps, weapons and enemies (50 of’em). Barbarian If provides tools such as a grapple and hook, keys to pick up, a chain and switch- without creating a problem. Indeed, the game’s only remarkable oddities are the lightening ol the screen as you approach the border of each region the borders arc laid out and the irrational refusal to readmit a departed character to a region. If you're tired of waiting for the sequel to Drakkhen, or of wait ing for anv good O .. O new RPG, you'll love Sleeping (.oils Lie. I recommend it wholeheartedly. Es to pull, and secrets to reveal. It's easv to see the influence of games such as Shadow ol the Beast II here. Indeed, this game isn’t much like Barbarian at all. Fhe only obvious holdover j is the percent-completed figure and Hegor himself although lie's half the size of the original character. The ending sequence can be turned off, and on repeat plays, the game loops back to the beginning of the action (so you don’t have to sit through a long intro, a la O Q Shadow of the Beast II). Alas, it won't go on hard disk big surprise, ehr but it apparently uses such memory as it finds. On mv three-megabyte machine, there was almost no disk access alter the initial load. 1 he only thing that I find really lacking here is Barbarian’s intangible sense of urgency. Barbarian II is a fine game, and Psvgnosis fans will like it whether or not they’ve played the original. Bui there's no time like the first time. ? No one ever rescued the girl from the fortress in the movies without creating a distraction, and you're not going to manage it here. Just knock over the lamp in the dining room. No, there's no way to stop Kate from being bitten by the snake. (After all, the whole next part of the story is devoted to curing her.) So just shoot 'em. Barring the door first will gain you some time. There are a few ways to get out of the fortress as welt, but all involve the World War l*era tank. You can go the legitimate route (there's an ignition key in the guard house) or you can hotwire this baby. However, you'll need something to pry off the ignition plate to get at the wires. Either the knife (in the cook's bedroom) or the crowbar should do just dandy. Some of the anti-arcade folks are bound to have trouble with the tank section. (It took me forever.) Yes, you can skip it without penalty, hut you just know it's going to gnaw at your gut for weeks if you do it that way, so here are some suggestions: First of all, listen to Chi; he is not guessing when he gives you directions. Second, look at your position relative to the fortress on the first outdoors screen after you land. This should stop you from making any wrong turns (and there are several possibilities). It all comes down to some sensible driving and confrontations with two tanks. Your first task is to reach that first hairpin with all due speed. Drop your speed just before the curve be sure you can always see the rim of the dropoff while turning and then pivot and blast the tank blocking the next section of road. Give the hulk a wide berth on the left, as it's easy to get hung up here. Once you do so, and round the curve beyond (and boar left at the junction), it should be smooth sailing until you have to stop for the cows. As soon as Chi reports that the tank is coming up, turn around if possible using the side road on the left and blast it before it blasts you. Kate's not doing very well. She needs attention that the inept Lucky can't provide So send him for help, and have Chi set up the tarp and the blanket and apply the herbs and his Shaolin healing ways. In Katmandu, you'll need to get on the good side of a lot of people. If vou’re on-line with ® D CompuServe or Procligy, you’re simply getting less value than Genie users. There is, of course, a rather obvious solution. Switch to Genie*Basic and get unlimited non-prime-time use of over 100 services for just S4.95 a month* Everything from bulletin boards, electronic mail, news, and stock closings to exciting games, an encyclopedia and travel sendees. You can also enjoy software libraries, information services, computer support, multiplayer games,online classes with live instructors, and more for $ 6 per non-prime hour* for all baud rates up to 2400. Genie*Basic is guaranteed
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(559. 95, Ready Soft). Space Ace is the futuristic equivalent of Dragon’s Lair’s Dirk Daring a strapping blonde god out to save Earth from the evil Commander Borf (a blue version of Popeye’s nemesis Bluto) speed and smoothness. Still, this is basically another grope-through-a- maze, sboot-at-things-that- move arcade game. Like others of its genre, it has no provision for saving a game in progress, although high scores are maintained. The game requires a joystick, plays properly on the Amiga 3000, and works under Workbench 2.04. It ancl his dread Infanto Ray. The ray turned Ace into a distinctly nonstrapping (and rather whinv) little fellow named Dexter, but lie’s still able to return to being Ace temporarily. The first Space Ace game two years ago ended with Borf on the receiving end of the ray, and this one opens with the restoration of babv * blue to his adult size by a gang of his goons. And then we re oil, at breakneck pace, through 27 chained scenes almost all drawn from the remainder of the original u provides 23 minutes of music, which will play continuously if your Amiga has at least one megabyte of chip RAM. While the program can’t be installed on a hard disk, switching between the two floppies is kept to a minimum. Fantastic Voyage may not teach you much anatoinv, hut its novel selling will keep you entertained for hours. Laser-disc game. (I'm told the ending is new animation, however.) This is no less than a stvlish. Mildly interactive cartoon overflowing with sound and visions, and what can I sav? It's great Inn to watch, loo had the stull oil I V isn’t this good. The animation is liquid and so fast that, in some scenes, it’s a challenge to keep up with die game. The artwork has die distinct Walt Disney feel ol earlier releases Space Ace creator Dun Blurb is a former Disnev animator ? For starters, you should be nice to Am a make that as nice as possible, given the range of jerky things Lucky has to say as she can he helpful in more ways than one. For instance, she'll rescue you if you are taken prisoner a bit later in the game, and you can drop her name at the Lama's to good effect. But first you have to get in to see him. He doesn't see just anyone, after all. But if he thought you were somebody...(Actually, you'll have to visit him twice before he says anything worthwhile.) Kubta can be a real stickler about that gasoline for ttie Yankee Eagle. You can get it by taking him up on his request he wants to go with you and then skipping town. Or you can treat him like the child he is, and find a beguiling toy to pacify him. The cigar box here is the starting point; you'li need to combine it with Chi's chopsticks and coins first. Nice little car! Ah. You can't launch your plane off a cliff. You need the villagers to turn it around, and to do that, you must recover the scroll from Bojon. Sardar can help, with little oratory from our pal Lucky ... and a certain weapon. OK, you're in Istanbul. There are several places to muck about in here chat up the mechanic, for instance but the first major thing you need to do is get on the phone to Lomax at the officer's club. (It may help to have checked in with him by telegraph from Katmandu.) Don't get drunk first, and drive a hard line while bargaining with him. It seems Lucky has friends everywhere. Eventually tie's captured by the nabob's guards, and I'm afraid there's nothing you can do about this, either. (Kate can just cut out and take the Orient Express, but that's poor payment for Lucky's trouble and a rather short game to boot.) To get him out, you'll need money, and to get money, you'll have to have Kate pawn her iocket. Ask for 150 sheckels, but settle for
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D. Leidy US Xavy r> A: You didn't state specifically which drives von are considering buying, so I can’t give you absolute assurances that they will work. However, the Amiga SCSI interface is standard SCSI, and Amiga users routinely buy SCSI-based hard disks and removable media from Mac and MS-DOS mail-order companies that work perfectly with .Amiga SCSI-interlace cards. In general, as long as the device is standard SCSI and vou use one of the j more recent SCSI-interface cards, you should be all right. If you have access to one of the national telecommunication networks (GEnie, BIX, or CompuServe), you could leave a message in one of their hardware areas. Then, i( some of the thousands of users who access those services have the drive you arc considering, they can give you specific information on it. Wanted: New Driver Q: I recently purchased an HP DeskJet 500C printer. The existing HP printer driver (the HP_Deskjet) does not support color and if supports only (he 180-dpi mode of the earlier model. Is there an official printer driver for the HP Desk jet 500C that supports its 300-dpi resolution, internal fonts, densities, and different kinds of media (plain paper H paper, and transparencies).
E. Davis Chanviere Dallas, Texas By Louis R. Wallace A: At this time there is no “official” printer driver for the HP DeskJet 500C, This printer is becoming quite popular, however, and I have seen at least one printer driver for it appear on BIX. By the time you read this, the driver should be available from all the major networks, as well as in most major tisers’-group libraries. Do keep in mind that it isn’t one of the “official” drivers supplied by Commodore. It might work just fine, or it might have one or more bugs, but it’s worth a try. Geiost Computer Q: At the Usual Communications Expo in Xew York City, I was surprised and intrigued to find at the Apple booth an Amiga 2000HD with NewTek*s Video Toaster installed and running with a full complement of SOX Y professional VCRs and laserdisc players. The setup and demos were very impressive. I asked the Apple rep about the Amiga video setup, but he refused to acknowledge that it was an Amiga running the video show. Although the CPU box said Video Toaster on it (not Amiga), it was the Amiga beige color and had an Amiga mouse. Also, I could see it was operating under Amiga DOS 1.3 when it rebooted. The setup I saw was being marketed by True Vision. What is going on here? Does Apple have a new relationship with CBM like they do with IBM? R Nilsson Xew York. Xew York A: No, CBM and Apple remain competitors, not partners. What you saw was indeed an Amiga computer system running the video show. NewTek has an OEM agreement with Commodore under which it buys Amiga 2000s, installs a Video Toaster card, sticks a Video Toaster label over the Amiga logo, and sells the system as a Video Toaster workstation. (Some of these systems are running with GYP's 50-MHz 68030 cards and arc workstation-level computers.) While the Toaster itself is very impressive, the truth is that the OEM product still relies on the Amiga, its custom chips and operating system, and therefore remains an Amiga in every sense of the word. NewTek is writing front-end software for the Mac and the PC (under Windows 3.0) that will allow users to connect an Amiga equipped with a Video Toaster to their CPU via a serial. Parallel, or SCSI interface. Once so configured, these users can access the Video loaster’s Switcher panel from their Macs or Pcs. When a digital video effect is selected on the CPU, it sends a command via the cable to the Amiga, which passes the instruction to the Toaster for execution. At this writing, however, you can control only the Switcher from these front ends; you must still operate other aspects of the Toaster (LightWave, for one) from the Amiga. Some Amiga users find this marketing approach by NewTek offensive; they see it as an effort to play down the .Amiga (which bv NewTek’s own admission is what makes the Toaster possible). Personally, I don’t mind, because no matter what those users think they are doing, we all know they are buying and using an Amiga! 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Here is the basic configuration: The A and B player decks’ SVHS video outputs connected directly into the Kitchen Sync’s SVHS inputs. 1 connected the unit’s composite outputs directly to the Video Toaster’s composite video inputs. Finally. I hooked the Video Toaster’s composite output to the recording SVHS deck’s composite input. The first thing I noticed was how easy it was to use the remote-control .i unit. Having direct access to it makes a O big difference in such operations as freezing. With the Kitchen Sync, every function is available from the remote unit. 1 was able to grab video on the fly and freeze it at will. ! Even used the remote to make some adjustments with the Kitchen Sync's processing functions, making corrections on color saturation, video levels, hue, and other aspects. I made all these adjustments on the fly on a WYSIWYG basis. I also used a waveform monitor and vectorscope for more accurate adjustments. One problem that showed up during the edit was a low-light scene that came out too dark. By changing the gain values along with the setup values, I made the scene’s subject more visible. Throughout the edit, the unit performed flawlessly and provided a solid video signal. At the end of the session, I made a dub from the master tape. The dub’s playback was stable, with just a little bit of signal loss. All in all, the Kitchen Svnc u 7 j did an admirable job in edit. Over and Ou r Concerning the documentation, the technical information is complete and to the point and presented in a highly technical manner. I would like to see more down-to-earth descriptions of all the functions, along with some demos for less video-1 iterate users on how to use the Kitchen Sync’s features. Once again Digital Creations has come u]) with affordable technolog)’ without sacrificing quality. The Kitchen Sync provides a simple solution for synchronizing multiple VCR setups involving the Video Toaster. In addi- lion, the ability to add more channels along with genlock and SVHS outputs makes it a good investment. For those of you who want absolutely perfect video, The Kitchen Sync is not flawless. On the other hand, it does not carry the S5000 price tag of a higher- end TBC. If you are looking for a high- quality, dual-channel TBC that is more than adequate For industrial and broadcast applications at a reasonable price, The Kitchen Sync just might be for vou. Pixel 3D 2.0 Axiom Software Better, faster and some new turns. By Steven Blaize 3-D OBJECT CREATION just took a giant step forward: Pixel 3D 2.0 ($ 129.95, Axiom Software) has markedly improved capabilities in comparison to its popular predecessor, plus a completely new look and feel. In fact, besides the name, about the only thing that remains the same is (he concept of the program’s use. Pixel 3D 2.0 requires one megabyte of RAM (Axiom recommends 1.5 MB), is relatively simple to install, and comes Showing off some of Pixel 3D 2.0’s various twists and turns. In versions for both standard and accelerated machines. As before, Pixel 3D converts IFF bitmap files into three- dimensional objects that you can manipulate with such 3-D graphics programs as LightWave (NewTek) and Imagine (Impulse). Pixel 3D still reads IFF files of up to 32 colors (no 11AM or 24-bit) in almost any resolution, including SuperBitMaps. The latest version of the program sports a completely redesigned interface, with 3-D shaded buttons that give it a very clean look. The sparse but adequate manual comes with some basic tutorials that are necessary to give o you an idea ol the many parameters available. In addition to converting bitmaps, Pixel 3D can load and save 3-D object formats used in LightWave 3D, Imagine, Turbo Silver, 3D Professional, Sculpt-Animate 41), and Videoscape 3D. It also has a save-onlv option for DXF (AutoCAD) format, which is commonly used on other platforms.The capability to load objects from one format and save them in another makes Pixel 3D an excellent format conversion tool. Even more beneficial than its conversion abilities is the program’s efficient control over object structure. To illustrate this, consider that while most 3-D objects are created with polygons, some formats use triangles and others render multisided complex polygons. After you load or create an object, you can use Pixel 3D’s data-manipulation screen to reduce the number ol points and faces. The fewer of these, the shorter the rendering time. As a test, I reduced the number of points and faces of some Imagine objects. Almost eveiy object rendered in less time with little compromise in object quality. Color Choices The main feature of the program's first version let you extrude an IFF picture and retain the colors of the original on the faces of the new 3D object. For Pixel 3D 2.0 extrusions, your choices are Standard Color, Mono, Manual Defined, Color Defined 1, and Color Defined 2. Simply use the Config button to set your parameters (see the illustration) before importing a bitmap. The functions of Standard Color and Mono may seem obvious, but the program’s designers added several twists. Mono changes every color other than color zero into an object face, while Standard Color uses each of the other color registers to create face colors. When setting your configuration, you can bevel objects and adjust the bevel for both inset amount and depth, which makes creating beveled text much easier than ever before. You can also make objects spin about anv of the three axis during the extru- O sion by specifying the axis, its justification. And the amount of offset. To put it very simply, you have the flexibility to create some intriguing objects with just a few button selections. While vou cannot use the bevel or j spin functions with the other three extrusions, they are equally powerful and useful. Manual extrusions allow you to enter extrusion sets. These, one for each color register, define the amount of extrusion for each individual color such as 100 units for Color 1, 50 for Color 2, and 25 for Color 3. Color Defined 1 uses an intensity value to control extrusion. For instance, an intensity value of 100 produces an extrusion of 100 units for the largest red, green, and blue values. Full white would be the highest RGB value, and black would be tbe lowest. RGB values falling in between would be extruded proportionately between 0 and 100. Color Defined 2 extrusions use an average color intensity to control the process. The entire bitmap is essentially covered with a grid, and you select the size of the sections therein. The RGB values within each section are averaged, and the grid is raised or lowered according to the intensity. The higher the value, the higher the grid section. This is a very useful way to produce topographical objects. Iwo line-smoothing algorithms supplement all the extrusion methods. The first uses a straight line and measures the pixel deviation to determine whether to create a straight line or add another vertex. The second measures distances between vertices and eliminates any that are too close. Both can be effective, depending upon tbe nature of the IFF image. One of the most outstanding additions to the interface is the object viewer. Once an object is created (or loaded), you can view it from any angle and manipulate it within 3-1) space. You can use buttons to rotate the object, zoom in, and even move your perspective. With the cursor, you dick on the object and rotate it in real time, and you select whether to view it in wireframe, shaded, or solid mode, or as color models (some modes are mutually exclusive). This feature is quite a time saver; no longer do you have to load objects into a 3-D program just to check out different angles. Off Track While Pixel 3D 2.0 is outstanding and definitely on the right track, it is not the ultimate tool for converting 2-D pictures into 3-D. It does have a few snags, f tested version 2.03, which Axiom sent me after I encountered problems with the packaged version. (I he update required the return of the original disk and a delay of about a week.) On my 33-MHz, 68030-based machine with nine megabytes, the new version quite rapidly produced simple extrusions that were well under the 1.5 meg recommendation. But numerous attempts with some small SuperBit- Maps and even some four-color high- resolutioti images produced niemory- allocation errors. The memory-con figuration requester lets you allocate more memory, which in turn allows the program to create more vertices. This workaround helped, but the objects were unreasonable because of the increased number of points and faces. Subsequent reduction with the data-manipulation parameters sometimes produced erroneous results, such as missing polygons. Depending on the nature of the image and your desire for line smoothing, the time required for some extrusions is impractical. For a worst-case scenario, I created a side view of a motion picture film reel a gray circle with five large black circles, three small black circles, and white areas within which I wanted raised ridges. Next, I used Pixel 3D to import this three-color, high-resolution image as a test for each extrusion method. Standard Color and Mono worked fine in under one minute. Manual Defined took less than a minute, hut with undesirable results. With Line Smoothing 2 set to 12, Color Defined 1 took over eight hours and produced unacceptable results. With Line Smoothing 1 set to 8, Color Defined 2 took over 12 hours, with marginal results. I was also disappointed in my attempts to get technical support. The number listed in the manual referred me to another number, which turned out to he a message machine. The call was returned 30 hours later, but the person was knowledgeable and helpful. 1 later tried to get more assistance, and when the call was returned two davs * later to my machine, I was referred to vet another number. (Editor's note: Axiom told Amiga World that the company was i)i the process of moving, and shortly there should he no further disruptions of tech support.) Despite these disappointments, Pixel
31) 2.0 does most of what it promises veiy well and performs many functions not found in other products. While Axiom is a small company, it responds to feedback from users. This upgrade is miles beyond the first release and can assist you in creating exciting new objects.
B. E.S.T. Business Management 3.0 Sofi ware Technology Sometimes the best man for the job is software. By Daniel Greenberg AS AN ACCOUNTING package,
B. E,S.T. Business Management (BBM)
3. 0 goes a long way toward meeting the strict bookkeeping requirements of small- and medium-size businesses. Not only does its track record date back to the Amiga’s first days, but it also has proven itself in the MS-DOS and Atari ST communities. Now, this venerable accounting program originally from B.E.S.T. Software has been given a tune-up and reissued for the Amiga by Software Technology. The company has priced the package aggressively at $ 199.95 -half of the original cost. While the look and feel of Aatcnatically Update G L tY K) 1 Bate Feinat fl or 2) 1 Ne«t Invoice * _1 izmm Yi 2=5M« W he*: P.O. B _1 Ne*t Check A _1 mrm
B. E.S.T. is all business. BBM is that of a first-generation Amiga product, its performance is as reliable, skillful, and well integrated as any upgrade program. The Working Accountant BBM offers automatic integration of the main accounting functions; it links a general ledger with accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory management, and service management. You can access each through a single user interface. With BBM, a single entry into one function appropriately affects the other functions. Fveiy function is called up from a central program that incorporates five main interlocking modules, so there are no confusing subprograms or side modules. What's more, the program updates its databases automatically, checks for balances, credits or debits accounts, and adjusts inventories accordingly. ? Software Technology claims that its program is simple enough to he used by nonprofessionals, and that is true. Although its screens are not as intuitive as those found in newer packages, the manual does an able job of leading the user through the extensive ac- count-creation process. Once you set up the accounts, managing the transactions is comparatively easy. Additionally, once you declare individual vendor accounts and payment terms, the program performs most entries. This attention to detail is important if you are a small-busincss owner who wants to spend more lime managing vour business and less time managing your books. Output from BRM is simple and straightforward. You can preview printouts with the new Print to Screen function. Though not true WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get), the results are satisfactory. Reports on inventor)', accounts-receivable aging, product availability, and year-to-date profitability, and a host of other documents are available, in addition to the more basic income statements and Who helps Amiga Pros... ? Get quick answers to tough coding questions Interact with other Amiga Developers S Download source code, utilities and other programs for the Amiga Keep up with the latest Amiga developments ? Send and receive private e-mail with binary attachments ? Chat with other Amiga users in real time BIX - the online service for people who know Amiga. 800-227-2983 or 603-924-7681 Circle 54 on Reader Service card balance sheets. BBM also provides preprinted forms, such as purchase orders, invoices, and checks, for use with the program.
B. E.S.T. Business Management's documentation consists of the original
2. 0 manual and a slim 16-page update booklet that covers the 3.0 version. The former contains more than 500 pages of dry, though well explained, instructional material profusely illustrated with black-and-white screen shots and sample printouts. In addition to presenting a hands- on approach to setting up the computerized accounts, the manual consistently explains exactly how each function works and how each can benefit vour business. It even gives j o business strategics for planning and forecasting. Taking Care of Business BBM supplies you with accurate historical data, Bv giving you speedy access to the size and age of open accounts (how much money is owed and for how long), you can make informed decisions on interest, account limits, and For just $ 39 every three months plus $ 3 per connect hour week- nights and weekends or $ 6 per connect hour weekdays you can tap the resources of BIX. Don't miss out! Just have your computer and modem call 800- 225-4129 or 617-861- 9767 and subscribe on-line. It's easy, at the login prompt enter bix and at the Name? Prompt enter bix.amiga. BIX K billing methods without excessive record sorting. Profit performance is an area that some business owners often misunderstand. Mismanage, or totally ignore, yet tight performance management can be a direct source of cash. It allows the manager to decrease outstanding balances and increase overall sales. BBM not only makes it easy to measure the performance of receivables, but it also makes it a high priority. The same holds true for accounts receivable. Monitoring payment schedules buys managers more than the goodwill of their vendors it saves cash by maximizing discounts and avoiding penalties. By entering all the discount percentages offered by vendors, BBM aids you in determining vour best payment options. Though not all businesses will need it. BBM also has a good inventory management feature that helps with inventoiy tracking and performance, so you can beef up your stock of hot sellers and liquidate lagging inventory. Service management is another area in which some businesses are sorely lacking. Service measures can be difficult to analyze, but BBM makes it easy ro set performance objectives and move to services with better profit margins. Cross-Platform Confusion Because BBM is available for MS-DOS and Atari ST systems as well as the Amiga, ii provides some degree of flexibility to those who move between machine formats. Unfortunately, this multiplatform approach also creates some inconsistencies and nonstandard approaches. The worst result of cross platforming is that BBM does not have the Amiga look and feel: There are no pull-down menus, the scrollbars and requesters are all nonstandard, it is not true WYSIWYG, and it will not work in interlace mode. The editing commands arc rather strange. The cursor keys are used to move between fields, so you cannot use them for data editing. Instead, you must employ an odd shift-cursor kev operation, for example, just to move the cursor one text space. Thus, to insert a blank space, you must press SHIFT-DEI.. Mere, the space bar deletes, and the delete key inserts spaces. This nonstandard interface is BBM's only real shortcoming. You can get used to handling these inconsistencies. Hut there really is no excuse for them. Continued on p. 8-i. BEAT THE PRICE INCREASE with ComputAbility's Low ,Low Price! Cr Commodore AMIGA 500 INCLUDES: -
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P. O. BOX 17882 Milwaukee, Wl 53217 HOUR5-C5T M0N-FRI 9am-9pm SAT 11am-5pm NO CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE From p. 80. There art' a few important improvements in BBM 3.0. The process of printing month-to-clate and vear-to-daie aging sales reports has been automated and streamlined. Other changes involve ease of keyboard use and greater flexibility in navigating the nonstandard ,• o n interface. The most important change is in the way the program bandies slate tax codes. Earlier versions were very restrictive, forcing you to resort to inelegant work-arounds if your customers paid different tax rales. Other than the above, BBM performs much as it did in earlier versions. Not many programs can claim that their original releases had that O level of functionality. The Bottom Line To run BBM, you need 1MB of memory. The program comes on a single, noncopy-protected disk. Hard-disk installation requires a simple procedure and use of the CEL BBM multitasks and can handle records for up to 1000 accounts and 3000 customers. (A 2MB version is available that can handle double these amounts.) Despite its power, BBM is a small program that you can run even on a single-floppy system without a hard drive.
B. E.S.T Business Management 3.0 is not glitzy or glamorous, but it performs well. It may be straightforward and plain, but it works bard and gets the job done just like a competent accountant. Audio Gallery Series FairBrothers It's all in how you say it. By Jeff James LEARNING A NEW’ language is rarely easy, but FairBrothers offers help with Audio Gallery, a line of audiovisual foreign language picture dictionaries. The program makes use of the Amiga's excellent sound capabilities and provides digitized voices of native speakers a most expedient way to learn a foreign language. Audio Gallery currently supports Germany can be your oyster if you just learn to speak the language. Four languages: two Occidental (German and Spanish, $ 89.95 each) and two Oriental (Chinese and Japanese. SI29.95 each). I chose the German version, using it in conjunction with a traditional college German class 1 was taking. WUNDERBAR The German version ships with seven disks, a sparse 18-page manual, and a hook entitled Essential German Grammar (Guy Stern and Everett F. Bleiler). The disks are not copy protected, so making backups and copying the program to my hard disk was straightforward and uneventful. Packed with over 600 digitized words. Audio Gallery German consumes nearly six megabytes when installed users with small hard disks may need to stick with their floppy drives. The program begins with the Topics screen, which offers more than two dozen subjects for study. Selecting the Kitchen topic, for example, presents you with a picture of a well-stocked kitchen that has numbers next to the on-screen items. Simply point and click on a number, and the digitized voice of a German speaker pronounces the name of the object selected. The program's topics range from the mundane (Clothing) to the global (World & Geography), each containing 20 to 40 samples of digitized speech. Options allow you to toggle an English translation of the selected word on and off, adjust the speed at which the word is spoken, and instruct the computer to sequentiallv pronounce a topic’s complete list of words. In addition to the Topics screen, other features such as English-to- German and Gcnnan-to-Euglish dictionaries and unit quizz.es aid in the learning process. The program also provides more specific lessons on the correct pronunciation ol the German consonants and vowels. A Big Eater Audio Gallery German ran fine on an A500 with Workbench 1.3, as well as on other Amiga models I tested, although I did encounter some problems running the program on an A3000. Running under 1.3 on the A3000, the program frequently crashed. When operating under AmigaDOS 2.04 on the same machine, the program slowed to a lethargic crawl. As it stands now, A3000 owners should steer clear until these problems have been fixed. Although entirely recognizable, Audio Gallery’s 16-color, 640x200 resolution graphics are unsophisticated, and it is quite obvious that the manual was written to serve as general documentation for all Audio Gallery products. True, the program is basically a poitu-and-click operation, hut I think the documentation is inadequate for a S90 software package. Audio Gallery also has some limitations as a learning tool. It cannot help students form even the most basic of' sentences, and lessons on effective German grammar are beyond its reach probably the reason why Essential German Grammar comes included with the software. Say! Audio Gallery's greatest strength lies in its ability to reproduce what a word sounds like when properly pronounced by a native speaker of the language. The program excels in this regard, because the digitized speaker is always clear and easy to understand. Audio Gallery seems especially well suited for conversion to Commodore’s CDTV, where the immense storage space and clear audio quality of CD-ROM technology would bring out the program's true potential. Problems with the A3000, sparse documentation, and mediocre graphics aside. Audio Gallery can he an effective learning aid when used in conjunction ? ¦ i Call 800-544-6599 MON.-FRI. 9-6, SAT. 9-3 CST ...85.00 Mouse. Golden Image ..39.99 MuitiStart II Board (DKB)..„69.00 Perfect Sound 3.0 .69.00 For a complete product listing, Information or support, call
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3. 0 (SI 10) an upgrade that skips version 2.0 entirely. Flow is designed to help you organize and manipulate ideas or thoughts in the form of outlines. .Although many of us prefer in bypass the outlining stage of composition that we learned in school, if you speak in public or write regularly, you know how important it is to adequately conceptualize the How and direction of your piece before you deliver it. Flow has many uses, but its primary function is to construct and manipulate outlines. Flow helps you break down your thoughts into outline form. Increasing the Flow Version 3.0 advances the program’s basic function to a higher level of performance, it now offers greater flexibility when entering and editing text, and more print options. Flow 3.0 includes a spell checker, lets you add headers and footers to printed documents, and can automatically enter heading labels. What’s more, Flow now functions under Workbench 2.0: it operates with any screen option and comes with a flexible Arexx-driven macro capability. Flow is easy to use and its learning cuivc is low, particularly to those familiar with ProWritc. You simply enter text as you type, and the program continues under one outline heading or level until you press the Return key. Then, the cursor drops a line, indenting the same amount as the previous line. If, for example, you were creating a document on how birds fly, you might begin by typing a heading entitled “Physiology of Birds.” By simply pressing Return, vou could insert another O r main heading called “Aerodynamics of Flight,” at the same level. With Flow’s automatic label function selected, you need not label your outline; it would thus far read:
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WB107A&B; Educational ¦ Drawmap is a program that generates representations such as hemispherical views, and orbital views of the Earth's surface, complete with national boundaries. Screens can be printed or saved to disk as standard IFF files Full user-configurable online help facility £8020* version included 2 disk set, counts as i' WB106: Home Manager • This is a great all-in-one address book with an autodialer notepad to-do list appointment scheduler home inventory database and phone number dialer Slightly crippled demo version. WB105A&B: Workbench 2.0 Extras «2 - See the top right ot page 2 for more mfo on these priceless utilities to make Workbench 2 0 fly! W8104: GrabBag * Q&A Trivia (requires AmigaVision) is a trivia game for 1.'2 players, add your own questions to customize the difficulty level' Sysmfo is great for telling you how fast.slow your computer is. What boards are installed, ch psets. Etc ArmGazer will plot stars in the heaven from any position on earth complete with magnitudes and constellation identification WB103: Music Contains '2 'great' Soundtracke'.'MED music MODules complete with programmable shuttle player 8 b t audio never sounded SO ho!1 Two 0 Sk set counts as two WB102: Communications Contains the programs Ncomm i S2i and VT1C0-29B Zmodem orotocols. XPR protocol support, full VT100 emulation. Ncomm’s script language is so powerful it comes with a script file that creates a lull featured BBS system. WbiOT: Chemeslhetics - is a p-ogram that displays molecules as a calotte rncdei This kind o‘ display contains a certain esthetic attitude, even extremely pc sonous molecules like nicotine and doxme look quite nice DD83: IBM This demo. IbuM. Will allow the running of MS-DOS software with Amiga program ;.111 Comes complete with programs to turn your Amiga floppy drives nto 720K IBM compatable drives DQ82: Unix ¦ Contains a working demo of Mini* - a Unix workalike Minix is system call compalab e with V7 o! Unix FD5: Tactical Games - BullR ;n - a Civil war battle game, Metro you play the role of a city planner Build wisely and your system will be a success, but poor planning will lead to disaster and financial rum Very very habit forming, FD6: GAMES! ¦ This d sk is chock lull of games including; Checkers. Clue. Gold - A new slide the pieces puzzle. Jeopard • An enhanced version of Risk. FushHour ¦ Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWar • Best described as a cross between Combat-Tanks and asteroids. FD7; PACMAN - This disk contains several pacman type games including; PacMan87. MazMan and Zonix. FD9: Moria -. This has great graphic controls, multiple speils. Similar to Lam and Hack Play lime several weeks' FD10: HackLlte - A dungeon adventure game. Considered a must- have classic. This is the second release ot this game on the Amiga. Great graphic interface Play t me several weeks' Fdil; Las Vegas and Card Games • Las Vegas Craos - The best Las Vegas Craps simulation i very written for any computer Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty-One.VideoPoker and more FD12A.FD5 2B: Star Trek, The Game * This is by tar the best Star Trek game ever written for any computer, It teatures mouse control, good graphics, digitized sauna effects ana great gamep'ay. Counts as 2 disks. Req. T Mb and two drives (or hd>. FD13; Board Games • contains multiplayer Monopoly. Dominoes. Paranoids, and others FD14: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games ¦ DM maps, spells, item location, and hint' and more, also on this dsk. Hbait - an arkanoid breakout type game True - a Qi> type clone FD17: Educational Games This disk includes sevcal games for the younger members inclgdn q geography, math, science, and word games, also includes Wheel o' Fortune. FD20: Tactical Games MechForce(3.72); A game that simulates combat between two or mote gam. Robot-like machnes. Simple words can't begin to give you ‘he feel of piloting a 30 40 toot tail, tire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whim FD26:Arcade Games • Marb e. slide is a commercial cuality game- similar to a Lucas game named PpeDreams. Excellent playability and entertainment Mutants--a small version ot the same arcade game. SuperBreakOut is a Pong Arkanoids type game FD27: Arcade Games This disk is loaded with some great games Includes. Raceorama a great racing car game with ten different courses, MimBlast a helicopter gunship type clone, Shark in Ihe same class as Iroger. And Sbreakout ihe original breakout with more. FD29: Shoot'em up's WWII you're the pilot ot a WWII plane Hying through enemy territory, you've just been spotted, good luck on you mission. SpKiller • try and perelrale enemy lines with this game, and Retahator - another great game FD31: Games! - Air Traffic Control - a good ATC simulation game, Black Jack Lab ¦ a full featured set of card games, ChessTe! - piay chess with your friend m dist mt and remote places with this game and a modem, labyrnth - a well done text adventure game (like an mfocom game), and MouseTrap - a 3d maze game FD32:Fllght Simulator - Includes an instrument tl-ght simulator for a DciO. FD33: Arcade Games ¦ Ftri-ddy a mario brothers type of game, Gerpils a target practice game. P peLine a German interpretation of Pipe Dreams. Tron a light cycles version, and svetrpids a wonderful version of asiero ds with a hilanous twist. FD35 Omega (v 1,3) - A new outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game m a similar vein as hack, rouge, ana mcria This vers on is considerably faste' and better that all previous versions Play time several weeks or mentis FD37a & b:Tactical Games Empire (2.2w) This great game comes highly recommenced VV'lh a lull-graphic Iron; end FD3B:Games - Cnbbage Master - A great cribbaqe game and tutor. Spades - a well done card c.ime. CntneseCheckers - A computer version of this classic. Puzz - a slide piece puzzle game and construction set. FD39a & b: Star Trek, The New Generation - This is a. completely different version ot Star Trek than that tound on Fdt2 This one was created by the German author Tobias. Now with English instructions Excellent!1! Counts as two disks Requires 512k memory FD44; Game - Mechlight is an out ot this world role-playing adventure comparable to hack and moria. The setting, interplanetary colonies and space stations. In your quest to explore the world, take lime out to liberate bad guys of their most valuable possessions, engage in a modal combat or two against robots and alien Me forms, pick up a new amiga 9000. Most of all. Don t forget to stay alive. FD49:Chaos Cheats • This disk contains an everything you wanted to know about cheat set for Chaos Strikes Back, including full maps, spells, object locations, super characters and more. FD50: Submarine Game Sealance. One and a halt years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game Commercial Quality, highly recommenced. $ 4.95* ea 10-24Disks $ 5.95 ea 1-9 Disks $ 3.95* ea 25+ Disks
* Anti-Virus Free on all orders with 15 or more disks! FD52: Classics Games - PetersQuest a well done Mario brothers type of game. Jymbc a two player missile command clone, and Vstank a tank commander game. FD53: Great Arcade - On this disk is a wonderful implementation of the ever popular classic arcade game Defender, Also contain Air Race a WWII Hying ace arcade game, and Psycobias! New creation idea game. Public Domain I, i bra r y Guarantee We believe so strongly in our product that we offer a full lifetime, complete satisfaction guarantee. No questions asked. We have been the official Public Domain Library of all of the best Amiga magazines. Find out why these magazines choose us! Each of our disks are jam packed with only the best programs. The first two letters on each disk indicate the orientation of the disk; DD advanced--requires thorough knowledge of AmigaDOS and programs often contains source, VO graphic-related programs utilities, WB general interest - most programs can be run from the workbench, and FD games and entertainment. Order our disk based catalog and receive a coupon for a complimentary volume with your next purchase. FD56; Arcade - Includes SpaceWar HueyRaid is a well done helicopter arcade game. PowerPong s a great expanded pong game. FD57: Arcade Games - Includes 2 truly commercial quality games. MegaBall. An Arkanoid-ish game, features 5 musical scores, multiple levels and addicting gamepfay. Gravity Attack is a psychadeikc trip through several different worlds-each distinctly different. FD58: GAMES! - Includes Siemschlag; a great Tetris clone (com Germany with music. Scombat: simulate battle between up to 40 players a monsters Impenum Romanum Battle up to 4 players for control of the Mediterranean in this Risk-esque game FD59: Game Potpourri ¦ Xenon III is an almost exact clone ot the commercial game of the same name a great shootemup Crossword will take lists of words & automatically generate word- search puzzles tor any Epson compatable printer. FD60: Games - In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destroy enemy installations. Interferon, a great Dr Mario done Enigma; is 4 a aameor a puzzle? FD6i: Games - Solitaire great graphics, plays two versions. Klide; an interesting piece of eye candy. Extreme v dence; 2 player kill or oekiiled game YATC: A Tetris clone with Artifical Intelligence Genesis; create realistic 3d fractal worlds. WB4:Telecornmumnication This disk contains several excellent pc communication programs designed to get you on line quickly and easily Access (1 42) • A very nice ANSI term program based on Comm vl.34. but with the addition of transfer protocols. Comm
(1. 34) ¦ Last version of one of the Best public domain communications programs ever made on the Amiqa, Handshake
(2. 12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT521CCT02 220 WB5 - Fonts *1- Several fonts (35) for the Amiga, also included are five PageStream lon'.s.and ShowFont - a font display program WB6: Video Fonts 2 - ShowFon!(4 0) This o'ogram allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 256 characters m a typical font Large AmiqaDos system fonts (many up to 5Gots) WB7: Clip Art This disk is loaded with black and white clip art Art indudes, trees, watches, tools, US and State maps, and more. WB9:leons - Truly a multitude ol various types and kinds. Also includes IconMiester, IconLab. And others great utilities to help generate icons. WB10:Virus Killers - The latest and best VirusX(4.0), Kv(2 1}. And Zero Virus 111. WB11: Business - Clerk(4 0). Finally a full featured business accounting PD program tor the small to medium company. Includes receivables, payables, end of month and uch more W812: Disk Utilities • This great disk is loaded with wonderful utilities for everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and tile recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts of file manipulation A must have1 WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator - over 70 diflerent drivers, and if these don’t do it. With PrtDrvGen you can make your own WB15: Business - This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a project time management program and financial analysis (stocks). WB16: Business ¦ This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a areat calendar scheduler, a rolodex program, and pennywise a good "Cash Book' accounting for home or office WB18: Word Text Processors - This disk contains the best editors Includes TextPlus (v2.2e) a full featured word processor Dmetvl 35) a great programmers editor with strong macro ‘eatures,TexED(v2.8 an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker WB20; General Interest - DiskSaiv Vi A2 a d sk recovery program for al! Am ga file systems, FixDisk VI 0 another hie recovery program with features DiskSaiv doesn't have. 3DLook Gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBench, Clean V1.01 a program lo de fragment memory. Tracer - trace any part of an image. WB22: Fonts 3 - Several more great tonts. These, like the other font disks work great with Dpami and WYSIWYG word processors WB23: Graphics and Plotting - Plot (20b) a three dimensional matnematical function plotter Can plot any user defined function, BezSurf2 ¦ produce awesome pictures ol objects one could turn on a lathe. Can also map iff image hies onto any surface that it can draw. Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen ¦ makes a virtual screen anywhere, creat for DTP' WB25:Educational - On this disk are two programs that can generate maps of differing types. World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a great demonstraLon o! Albert Einstein General Theory ol Relativity. WB26: Disk Utilities 2 • Mr Backup, KwickBackup ¦ two well done utilities to do harddisk and floppy disk backups. FiIt*Mast • a binary file editor, Labelprinter - Disk label printor with very powerful features. WB27: Nagel 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women. WB29: Graphics and Sound • This disk has several differ on t Mandelbrot type programs lor generating stunning graphics Includes. MandelMountains - a real Stic terrain generate', rracgen ¦ generated recursive fractals from user input. Mandelbrot and Tmandel • two last mandelbrot generators, also Mostra • the best IFF display program lo date, will display ALL IFF's including Dynamic HAM, and Sound - a great IFF sound player, wi I play anything Try this disk1 WB33:Circuit Board Design ¦ several terrific routines for the electronic enthus-ast. Including PCBtoal - a circuit board design tool. LogicLab • circuit logic fester, and Mead (1 26) a well done new release of this PD CAD program, now comes with predrawn common circuit components for insertion into schematics WB34: Utilities ¦ Several well done utilities, some will require moderate knowledge of a CLI or Shell for setup, Chatter Sox - this one will pfay any user defined souna after any event (ie. Disk insert, mouse click, disk removal...), . Artm - The Amiga real time monitor, gives ycu full control of the Amiga OS. Very powerful program, Helper
- heo program to make learning the CLI easier, and more1 WB35: 3d Graphics This disk contains several neat programs to use with your 3d modeling raytracinq programs 3dFonts Full vector font set for use with 3d programs. FontMaker ¦ make 3d fonts from any system font. Make3D3hape ¦ create 3d shapes from any image. DumptolFF - create 3d animations preserves pallet, and World3d • a demo program of a front end for use with DKBPender. WB36: Graphics - On this disk are several programs to create stunning graphical images including. Mpath - creates swirling galaxy images. Roses - produce an unlimited number of variations of images thal a symmetrically similar to a rose. SimGen - display those spectacular images as part of your workbenck screen, and RayShade
- a very good raytracmg program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one1 WB37: Educational - Educational games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books. Ages 6 - 15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics - Plotxy is the most powerful full featured plotting package. Used by many colleges and universities, A welcome addition to our library* Highly rocommended. Plans * a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program, very full featured. Tesselator - a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M.C Ecsher Type pictures. WB39: Music - Intuitracker is a German o'fering ol an exquisitely well done program that allows you to play music on your Amiga with CD like controls, Lets you strip out music from your favorite games or others and include them in your music library. WB40: Music ¦ 'CD on a disk'. 90 minutes of modern music on this well presented collection Requires 2 drives or HD, WB41: Music • MED an incredibly well done, full featured music editor. Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga Similar to SoundTracker but better Very powerful easy to use program Ver 3 10. WB43:Buslness This disk contains AnalytiCalc - probably the most powerful spreadsheet program on the Amiga. A full featured spreadsheet with many features expected in a commercial package Requires 12 MB of memory! WB46:Cllp Art • HighRes clip art with the following mctils - embellishments (Borders, dodads ....). people, and transportation, WB48: Clip Art ¦ HighRes clip art with the following motifs - Holidays, music, medical, and misc. WB49abc:Animation Sampler - On this three disk sampler set (counts as two disks) are some of the best animations that have been created over the last three years Several examples of 'Movie' type animations some with spectacular raytraced reality (coolroby, watch, spigot and egg). Also several european sty e or "Demo" animation with incredible graphics and outstanding electronic music (akrihght, copersine. Doc. Dps20l0. Impact, and logodemo). These truly show oH the creative edge of an Amiga! WB50: Animation • Seven of the best european style animations or "Demos", including ¦ scientific 451. Subway (a U.S. entrant, also our favorite), sunride, thrstdemo. Tnight, waves, and woow. WBS3:Graphics - Raytracing programs generate absolutely stunning realistic looking planes, rockets, buildings.... and surreal images olten ugnl' consisting of highly polished spheres and objects C-Ught is the most powerlul EASY-TO-USE ol it's kind we have seen to~date. This is easily better, and more lull featured, than similar commercial programs costing in the hundreds ot dollars. Also, sMovie - a lull featured video text titter similar to ProVideo, Broadcast Titter. Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more... WB54:Printing This disk contains several routines to help with the chore of printing, indudes Gothic • Finally a Banner printer for the PD1 PrintStudio -a well implemented all-purpose printer-utility with a very comfortable graphic interface and many advanced features, Lila - with ease, print ASCII files to a PostScript printer, and many more WB55:Application - Xcopylil ¦ a lull featured disk copier, make backups ot copy protected disks. RoadRojte ¦ find the quickest route Anti-Virus Now Only $ 19.95 ???? , INFO Sep 89 ???? , Amiga Resource Oct89 Anli-Virus(c) is not Public Domain from one city to ano'her, highway descript on included Diary - a diary program like ‘Dougy Howard M.D', Cal - a calendar program, Magman • a database tailored to maintain records on articles and Sublications. B57:Animatlon - This disk has several "Demo" style animations, including. Blitter, Lot y. Sun5, vertigo, vortex, and xenmorph. WB59:Buslness - contains a great, very full featured stock market technical analysis and tracking program, also an appoiniment calendar, and more WB61 dntermediate Utilities - Includes programs to help to drasticaly decrease flicker in interlace and hi-res modes (antiflick), ars Atari-st emulator, an eprom programmer, turn your amiga into an eight channel digital dala analyzer or ocilloscope, and more. WB62:Midi Utilities - Several useful midi utilities inducing, programs to transfer to and from several music programs to midi, a midi sysex handler, a midi recorder with timebase, display midi into, file sequence player, and a lew scores. WB63:Disk Utilities 3 - Several highly •ecommended programs to aid in removing duplicate hies Irom your hard drive, performing file backups. Binary editing, fas! Formatting, file recovery, disk track recovery, and lorced DISK VALIDATION of corrupt dsks. WB66:lcon$ 2- Lot's of neat icons. Also, several wonderful programs that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icors and info structures WB68:Music Utilities ¦ several good utilities for the Amiga music enthusiast. Includes, Noisetracker • a great music creation program, Sonix2MOD - converts somx to .mod files which then can be used by noisetracker, soundtraker, and MED, SpeakerSim - a speaker design tool demo, Wondersound is an additive harmonic instrument cesign too! With a separate envelope design window and 16 relative harmonic strength and phase angle controls. [ ] Payment Enclosed Please charge my: [ ] Visa ] MasterCard WB69; Music - This disk has over 90 minutes of classical and modem electronic music tor you Amiga. WB70:Desk Top Pub - Atop • transfer Macintosh screen fonts. Mac or IBM format AFM metric files, to Amiga screen fonts and Fpage metric files With th s program open door :o the libraries of Adobe and PostScript type'. Calendar - month templates in PS form, Post • a lull featured post script lile display and print utility. Exp. WB75: Music - over 100 instruments files ( inst) and sample sound files (.ss) lor your mjsic programs. WB76; Applications - This disk contains Stichery - a often requested knitting design program. Lotto - a rather complete lottery tracking and prediction utility SSS - this screen capture program can grab almost any screen including games. Today a personal calender, ”arot fortune teller, and Grammar - grammar checker WB79: Home & Business Accounting • Includes Ckbacct ¦ the most complete checkbook accounting program going, LCDCalc - Ihs well done calculator has a very large display and operates from the keyboard or mouse, Mileage master - monitor your automobile mileage with this mileage log. Grammar - a grammar checker, and Worldtime ¦ find out what time it is in up to 50 global cities. DevWare, 12528 Kirkham Court, Suite 11-A24, Poway, CA 92064 Orders Only Please I-800 879-0759 Support 619 679-2825 Fax 619 679-2887 WB81: Great Applications - DataEasy a very easy to use, database program. Don't lei the ease ot use tool you, this is a very lull leatured database program including full printer control for address labels and mail merge applications. Also inc udes. TypeTut a good typing tutor, RLC a lull featured label printer. Banner, a multi-font banner maker, and Budget a home accounting in a program. Highly recommended. WB82:Animations ¦ Four full length, well done 'movie’ style animations. Including, Coyote. Jugglerll. GhostPool. And Mechanix Two disk set. Counts as one1 WB83: Computer Art • this disk has some ot the best Amiga generated computer art that we have collected In the past 5 years Wf" - - - ¦ _- color images (ham-e) and a ralher nice Ilf Image processing package. WB86: Amiga Vision - Contains the Centurion Press, An Amiga newspaper by Lou Wallace. FB85: Graphics Contains several programs for manipulating 24 Bit co nr i Vision - Contains ;r by Lr WB88abc: The Complete Bible - A three disk set. With the entire text of the New Testament and Old Testament. Great search utilities Three disk set, counts as three. WB9Q: Rippers, Strippers and Beats - For the Amiga music enthusiast, this disk contains many programs designed strip music Irom your favorite games and programs Music can men be played with your favorite Pd Music program. Also contains Drums, a very nice drum machine. This disk requires some knowledge of the CLI WB93: Workbench Extras 2 This disk contains the utilities thal Commodore should have shipped with the Amiga; VirusX4.0, Snap, FixDisk (recover corrupt,deleted files). Disk Optimizer (floppy & hard). Machlll (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accel.. macro, clock utility). GOMF (a gurubuster)and PrintStudio. SONY Blank Disks DSDD 10 for $ 8.90 (.89 cents ea) 25 for $ 18.90 (.76 cents ea) 50 for $ 34.90 (.70 cents ea) 100 for $ 68.00 (.68 cents ea) No shipping chg-ge on USA blank d sk orders, Canada and Mexico acd 5*5 each. Cither fore gn add S 50 ea WB95: Checkbook Accountant 2.t This is definitely commercial grade; we ve seen many checkbook programs and this is absolutely the best Full budgeting, transaction recording and report generation WB96: Dupers - Contains Xcopylll & Nib which will backup copyprotected programs. FreeCopy removes copy protection from several Srograms, and SuperDuper will crank-out last AmigaDOS copies. B98; Business • Includes Bbasell a nice, powerful database; SizCalc -a personal or mortgage loan calculator with amortization capabilities, Loop--a flowchart maker. Formmaker - design professional forms on your Epson LQ-2500 compatible printer WB99: Lifestyles - Includes Agene-lamily tree program that tracks up to 600 people marriages etc. Landscape is a CAD program to create gardens landscapes. Loom simulates an 8 harness loom; experiment with pattern design in an instant feedback environment. WB100: CaligaHPRODemo - Can't afiord S3.000+ to see il the granddaddy of3D rendering software is for you? Then try the demo version ol this renowned modeler that the pro's rely on! No built-in save function, requires 68020+ processor. DD45: AREXX Programs - This disk contains several useful arexx programs and examples. PopCLK - The latest ot a must have utility DD47: Pascal - This disk contains everything needed to program in Pascal. Includes. A68k (1 2) 68000 assembler. Blink linking software and PCQ (1 0) a modest Pascal sub-set compiler. DD49: C Compiler ¦ contains zc(t.OI) fully K&R, zcc(t.O) from end, A63k(1.2| assembler. Blink linker. DD50: Arexx 02 - a must have set ol tutorials on Arexx and several useful examples and utilities for Arexx development. DD51: Circuit Analysis ¦ Aspice (2.3) A full featured program lor electric circu t analysis. DD52: Scientific - Includes Elements • an incredibly well done periodic table program with source. Scientific plotting - over 600k of Lattice C source routines that can be included in your own programs DD54: Compression ¦ This disk is loaded with all of the best file compression p'ograms and aids for the Amiga. Many ot the programs can be used by the new user. Includes Arc(2.3), Lharc(1.0). Lhwarp(l.03), Pkax(t 0). PowerPacker(2 3a) a must have by all. Zip(t.O). Warp(2.04). and Zoo(2 0). Also IFFcrunch an excellent Compression for IFF files. DD55: ARP - On this disk you will find the complete ArpRel3.0 r Please send me the following: Enter disk id (Ex. DD17, FD5, WB3) CC _ Signature. Name Address. City ST Zip. Phone ( ). It's Here! It's Here! Release 2.04 of AmigaDOS for the A500 A2000!!! Includes ROMS, disks and f u 11 - documentation. Requires installation. U.S. orders only. $ 95.00 WB105A&B: Workbench 2.0 Extras 2 This set contains the programs that should have been included with WB 2.0. These powerful utilities take full advantage of the many new capabilities that are available in Workbench 2.0 Tool Manager - a 'wonderful* utility to add programs to your TOOL menu, create a collection of icons on the workbench to easily launch frequently used programs and much, much more1 A true must have utility1!! ALL of our Amigas rely heavily on this utility. Icon - Enhances Workbench's "Show All" to display over 40 distinct icons for different types of files (text, graphic, source files, sound samples, libraries, etc., etc.) Font Editor - Create'edit bitmap fonts with lull color support! Screen Bfankers • ala fractals and splmers1 No more boring black screen, Colorful, interesting and highly hypnotic effects' Requester Enhancers ¦ no more stale please insert volume' requesters--the5e are animated requesters for all of the system's requesters CPUBlit - speeds up text displays for owners ol 6Q020+ CPUs, Wallpaper • put workbench on top of any IFF oiciure! SafeReboot - adds a safe way to reboot your computer...can greatly reduce disk validation errors! Syslnfo - see what's under the hood of your Amiga and see how fast they are. Public Screen Utrls ¦ allow several separate programs to share the same screen, i_» count s two disks. Release including the full user docs, the full Deveopers guide. ARP is the official AmigaDOS Resource Project (ARP) release 1.3. ARP makes many improvements to AmigaDOS and makes your system easier to use from the CLI DD57: Advanced Utilities. - Msh ¦ like Cross-dos, copies tiles to and Irom MS-DOS, Pal-NTSC convert any pal program to NTSC and vice versa. Also several utilities that improve your startup-sequence. Plus 25 more programs. DD62: Basic and Xscheme • Cursor - a full featured Amiga Basic compiler, sbasic and flext - several wonderful roLtmes to help in basic omgramers. And Xscheme - an interpreted object oriented language. DD64: Amiga Programmers Manual - The fully comprehensive Amiga programming manual with source code examples and easy to understand tutorials' DD65: C Tutorials Several well done tutorials on how to program the Amiga. Includes tutorials and working examples on device drivers. IFF reads'writes, sound and arcade game implementation, doubie Buttering, and others. A must have for Amiga Programmers DD66: Programming ToolBox - Many programs to help in your deve'opment efforts (most for C some for basic) Includes programs to generate requesters, an incredible spriiemaker toolbox, to greatly aid compiling, convert Dpamt brushes to C structures, a great library manager, and many more wonderful time savers' DD69:Advanced Utilities ¦ SerNe! And ParNef - Conned two Amiga's and share resources. MemMcmlor ¦ Similar to Wfrag but greatly improved. Selector ¦ put menus on your workbench screen, and more. DD71 A&B:C Compiler - This disk conlams DICE, Matthew Dillon s lull featured, powerful C compiler and environment system 2 Disks, counts as 2. DD72: VT Emulators - Contains three powerful lull featured VT emulators, with many advanced features includ ng Kermit, Xmodem and Tektronix protocols. VaxTerm, VLT. And more, DD77: Fortran - Contains a full featured FORTRAN?? Environmental development system. Also contains EzAsm a strongly macro dependent 68000 assembler DD78; Menus & System Enhancements • Several neat programs to aid in launching programs from special icons (Next computer style), adding WorkBench menus and more Also contains many useful programs to determine operation system configuration, memory usage, load and many other important utilizations. DD79abcd: Amiga C Tutorial - This is the most comprehensive C language. Amiga orientated set of tutorials available. Includes full working examples, source code and an incredible set of lessons. Included are full discussions and examples of every topic on Amiga programming. Four disk set. Counts as three. DD80: Vfont System A font rendering system thal extends the Amiga so that it will be able to use vectonzec outline fonts. Fast rendering, rolaling. And siZ'ng Use in your own programs' DD81: Arexx Tutorial Includes several sample Arexx scripts and sample programs. 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Mav I suggest that vou send out a most aggressive writer to intemew the CEOs of the big software houses, find out just what t heir position is on Amiga software development, and write a real tell-it-like-it-is article for AmigaWorld. Amiga users have both the need and right to know why our machine is so often neglected, and perhaps the high- salaried folks at Commodore need to hear it in plain English as well. Robert A, Miller Saudi Arabia We have heard from another source that the revenues from the Amiga versions oj WordPerfect mere not deemed sufficient by the company to warrant the expense of developing further upgrades. The company will, however, continue to support the product for present owners. Editors Scientists: Man Your A500s! Your recent article on scientists using Amigas (“The Scientific Amiga,” December, p. 57) was interesting and attention getting, but I was disappointed that it made no mention of the many scion- j tists who use their Amigas even' tlav for the more mundane, vet necessary work involved in statistical analysis and, ol course, in word processing. In fact, a colleague recently brought his data to me lor a complex analysis after he found he could not do it on his MS-DOS machine with its expensive software. Using one ol my A500s, DOS- 2-DOS, and reasonably priced = SI 19) Lionheart Press statistical soitware, I quicklv completed the analysis. L pon reflection, my colleague concluded he could probably do the same with another SI000 worth ol MS-DOS software! Thanks for stressing that many use the Amiga for work when not playing games, painting pictures, and so on. Barlow Soper Louisiana Tech University Why doesn’t Commodore take education more seriously? A Glowing Example I am writing to tell you of a ven gratifying expei ience 1 recently had in dealing with INOVAtronics, the developer of'CanDo and Directory Opus, I had ordered an upgrade to CanDo and initially experienced a series of infuriating delays and unkcpt promises as to delivery. 1 wrote an irate letter to the president, Martin Murray, and his concern in resolving the difficulty was nothing short of incredible. Much has been said and written about the poor customer support provided by many of today’s software companies. It is indeed special when a company puts forth an extra effort to smooth ruffled leathers and show dial it reallv does value its customers. 1 feel. As i am sure vou do. That such an effort should be recognized and applauded. Mark C. Hand (Pi in esv die, Georgia Mr. Murray not only wrote Mi: Hand a personal letter apologizing for and explaining the delay, hut he enclosed gratis a copy oj Directory Opus. Editors SAT Preparation Woes ! Am a high school junior preparing for the SATs. I have looked for an SAT program for my Amiga and have seen them for MS-DOS. The Mac, and even the Apple lie, hut not for the Amiga. Someone actually told me the Apple lie is belter than tin Amiga! What is worse j o is the number of people who have never heard of the Amiga, Why doesn’t Commodore take education more seriously and advertise the Amiga? Keith Degmayr Bays id e, Xew York Love That A1000! My compliments lor a job well done on your recent article regarding upgrades for the A1000 (“Reviving Vour A1000,” December, p. 43). There is a sense that noboc.lv reallv cares about the 1000 anv more, but you proved that sentiment wrong, for those who still own 1000s. It isn’t easy to sort out what products are still available that will allow it to perform as well as other Amigas. I’m sure many of your readers would appreciate knowing whether any new hardware product you rev iew is compatible with the 1000. 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