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They’re fellow Amiga World readers, people like you who are discovering new ways to utilize the Amiga and seek to maximize the use of their systems. The Amiga community is a diverse group of users who have flocked to the Amiga market for various reasons. Some are long-time Commodore users who may have cut their teeth on the C- 64 and for whom the Amiga represents a logical upgrade path. Some are first- time computer users. And some, although familiar with more sophisticated systems, are impressed by the price performance that the Amiga offers. The strength of this market lies in the diversity of its users, each with his her own perspectives, needs and expectations. In the Amiga community, you’ll encounter the beginner; the hacker who lives to program in C or assembly source code and AREXX scripts; the speed junkie in search of the fastest accelerator board; the games fanatic; the professional video producer; the musician; and the general user. Mistorv has shown us that the assimi- lation of heterogeneous groups such as this often produces invigoration and innovation. This is certainly true in the Amiga market. This melting pot of users ensures that the market doesn’t become too myopic, but meets the needs of an amalgamation of interests and applications. Developers address the needs of both the power user and the beginner, the animator as well as the spreadsheet calculator. The result is a vibrant, multi-dimensional market. Survey Results AmigaiVorhl recently conducted a survey of its subscribers to find out more about them, their systems, applications and purchasing intentions. The results of our findings help us to fine- tune our editorial to meet the changing needs of our readers. The typical Amiga user is male, married, 57 years old. A college graduate, with an average household income of $ 58,950. He spends almost two hours with each issue of the magazine, which he considers the best source of information in evaluating Amiga hardware and software purchases. Half of flKs readers own or use the A500; over 50% own the A2000; 20% are 1000 owners; and over 1 1% are 5000 owners. (The total represents over 100% due to more than one computer system owned.) .‘1 IT readers have owned their Amigas for an average of four years. A ty pical system includes a joystick and modem and memory expansion (most are configured for 1-2 MB, while over a third have 5 MB or more). A hard drive is also part of most 2000 and 5000 systems, while a smaller percentage of 500 owners own a hard drive. Amiga users spend a significant amount on both hardware and software the average is $ 5440 and $ 2000, respectively. Entertainment, word processing and animation are the three main areas of interest, followed by desktop publishing, video applications and telecommunications. Current Amiga users plan on spending an average of $ 1850 for hardware in the coming year.

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Amiga World Vol 08 12 1992 Dec

Document sans nom The British Are Coming! Games Invasion! ? 40+ Games From England ? Top 10 US Games of’92 ? Best’92 PD Picks Plus: 3-D ANIM
• Claymation Made Easy
• “Real”3-D Models
• Animation Design Guide ALSO • Arexx Answers ® Audio For Video
• OpalVision 1 Inveiled
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(613) 23 -4701; Neutron Cumputrn, Kitchener (519) 742-9821; Obyi Amiga Computing. Sudbury (7051 673-8520; Wrathbone Software. London, (519) 457-3714 Quebec: Software House, Montreal (514) 374*3614: Soft Wares. Montreal (514)737-5865 Sasketchewan Memory lane Compurcrs. Saskatoon (306l 242-4000 Place text and graphics anywhere on the page for design freedom! Automatic text run-around graphics for a professional look! Great on-screen color (up to 256 colors with Amiga 4000 - AGA chip set)! Supports AGFA Compugraphic and PostScript Type I fonts for Jaggie-free fonts on any printer! Mouse click brings your text here for super fast editing and changes! Full high speed word processor! 90,000 word spell checker! Powerful search & replace and more!
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- I1 Copynght 1992 G*x*t Valley Producu, loc For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, phone 215-337-8770 today. For technical information call 215-354-9495 GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS. INC. PHONE 21 S• 237-8770 600 CLARK AVENUE KING Oc PRUSSIA. PA I9-I06 U.S.A. FAX 215- 337-9922 Circle 25 on Reader Service card CONTENTS VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1992 Digging into DOS 2 By Sheldon Leemon ...43 Pail Two of our new series on mastering AmigaDOS 2.0 reveals how to capitalize on
2. 0’s new, improved Shell features. 3-D Keys to Animation Design By Steven Blaize ..45 If you'd like to do more than just "fool around” with 3-D animation, here’s a short course in 3-D graphicVanimation design to get you moving in the right direction. 3-Dimensionally Yours By Kirby Carmichael ..4 9 Avery hands-on digitizing project demonstrates how to create "real” head-and-face models for use in your 3-D productions. The Arexx Interview By Richard Stockton ..D D Check the mikes and mil the cameras! AW puls the spotlight on Arexx to get answers to questions about this increasingly popular and useliil programming tool. COLUMNS Editor’s Drawer By Dennis Brisson. 6 Want to know a little more about yourself? Well, the editor wants to share with you some demographics from a recent survey of AW readers. Video Suite By Michael Hanish 60 In the first of a two-part series, “Audio for Video,” you’ll learn how to develop techniques for effectively recording sound, dialogue, and music. Like England's immensely popular "Zool" (above), British games have taken the lead in the Amiga market. Find out how you can get in on the international act. Plus an expanded Game review section, the '92 Top Ten domestic games, the year's best in PD games, and more all in our Annual Games Special! Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ..120 How did Joel, his father, and his grandfather all wind up together in a “photograph" that was never taken? Find out the secret of creating "virtual portraits” in this month's column. DEPARTMENTS Overscan .....8 Amiga news, trade-show reports, and new products plus a special “On-Line Scan” with the best PD games of 1992. Help Key ...94 Lou’s Q&A hotline is always open for any new business you want to throw His way. The Last Word 132 The mailbags were bursting this month, so here's a special double dose of reader feedback. REVIEWS OPALVlSION (Centaur) .....20 Highly promising 24-bit graphics system with modular hardware options and multifeatured paint program. Amos the Creator FEATURES Britannia Rules the Games! By Peter Olafson 30 Want to know where the hottest Amiga games are and how you can get hold of them? Follow AIFs gamesmeister to foreign shores for a look at dozens of exciting new games from England. ARTICLES Claymation Excitation By Gene Hamm ..39 A TV Hollywood pro shows yon how to pul traditional clay-animation techniques to work on your Amiga to achieve fantastic animation results. And EASY Amos (Europress) .22 US versions of the dynamic programming language from Britain. The Personal SFC (Nucleus) 26 Very affordable single-frame recorder. CHROMAKEY 11+ (.MicroSearch) ... 78 Update yields improved chroma keying. QVCS 1.1 (Quma) .82 Full-featured revision control system. Blizzard Board (Preferred)......82 Accelerator RAM-expander combo. Hand Scanner Software (Migraph) 84 Complete low-cost scanning system. GAMES Crib Notes By Peter Olafson 102
P. O.’s long-awaited “Sweet Cheats” column provides a score of bile-sized bonbons to give you a little edge in playing some of the all-time great Amiga games.. The 1992 Top Ten ....110 Here's our special “Pete’s Picks” of the best Amiga games released in '92. Civilization (MicroProse) 102 The last word in conquer-the-world games. Nova 9 (Dynamix) .104 Admirable sequel to Stellar 7. 4 Sports Challenge Games ..108 “Games”-type games for the Olympic year: American Gladiators (GameTek), California Games II (Epyx), International Sports Challenge (ReadySoft), and Carl Lewis Challenge (Psygnosis). Short Takes 115 Capsule review's of new Amiga games. The Next Round ......117 Announcements of upcoming titles in the Amiga game market. AW Product Information ...117 To contact the vendors of products mentioned in this issue of Amiga World, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses” list. COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY EDWARD JUDICE "ZOOir CHARACTERS BY GREMUNGRAPHICS Amiga World 3 Hhi AmigaW orld Dale Strang, Publisher Create video and multi-media How can we make such a bold productions that totally unite statement? Take a look and com your video, audio, and Amiga pare for yourself, graphics on demand... at the click of a mouse! Vy GVP's G-LOCK is without doubt f f *’ the easiest, most flexible, most V y I ml * J capable, high performance gen- iff JffV m lock you can buy for your Amiga. | Dennis RR1SSON, Editor-in-chief DANIV.I. Sui.i-IVAN, Executive Editor SWAIN Pratt, Managing Editor Barbara GEFVERT, Senior Editor LOUIS R. WaIA-ACE, Senior Editor, Technology Linda Barrett Laflamme, Review Editor Editorial Offices: 1-800-441-4403; 1-603-924*0100 FAX: 1-603-924-4066 Gene Brawn, Joel Hagen, David T. McClellan, Peter OlaFSON, Contributing Editors Howard G. HaPP, Art Director Laura Johnson, Assistant Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer AlANA Korda, Manufacturing Manager jfcat vancy nrocucts (j-LOC* Contr . [ G-LOCK Control P*neT” rcai valley Products (j-LULP. Conir ;Ka!Ym iSELGa Audio Panel Mute (-IQdB) Q G-LOCK advantages abound Hie differences between G-LOCK and oil other genlock boards start with these lime-saving, creaftvitY* generating benefits only available on G-LOCK: ? Push-button Control Panels with Intuitive, Mouse-Click Simplicity with Full Arexx and CLI Interfaces. ? Software Switchoble between - , I 2 Composite Video ' > Inputs or 1Y C (S-Video) In. ? Real-Time, Software-Controlled Video Processor (Proc Amp) with Complete Video Signal Processing Control. ? Complete 2-Input Audio Processing with Real-Time Volume, Bass, Treble, Mix and Mule Control Add DSS8' Audio Samples to Your Videos. ? Software Controlled RGB Color Splitter for Use with NewTek Digi-Vievf and Other Video Digitizers. Dale Strang, President Susan M. HanshAW, Director oj Operations MaRY McCOLE, President’s Assistant; Customer Service Liaison TlM WALSH, Ancillary Products Manager MICHAEL McGoLDRICK, Advertising Director Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative HEATHER GvUNARD, Sales Representative MEREDITH Bickford, Advertising Coordinator Advertising: 1-800-441 1- 03; !-603-924-0iG0 FAX: 1-603-924-4066 WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director 0 Credit Sales Collections ReMCO PUBLISHERS Services, Newsstand Circulation GlORGlO SaLUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 533 Airport Blvd., Fourth Floor, Burlingame, CA 94010 1-415-375-7018; FAX: 1-415-375-7019 DEBORAH M. WALSH, Circulation Manager; 1-601-924*0280 Subscription Sendees; J-800-827-0877 or 1-815-734-1109 WENDIE Haines MaRRO, Marketing Director LlSA J.Y1LLET, Desktop Publishing Manager TechMedia Publishing And only G-LOCK offers... Full transcoder operation vilh composite, Y C, and RGB YUV outputs; HCS AA keyer modes control; complete AmigaVision* and Scalu" compatibility; and a host of other features only GVP realized you want from a quality genlock hut you’d never expect at such an affordable price. Amiga irtJ Ami|»Vi«*i *tr trpxtrtnl inUmuHa af Commodore* Amiga. Ir*. GVP. G-Dxk. Aa! IKSH ur trmWrrurb ti
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• A 17-year-old high-school student dazzles his graphic art and design teacher (a Mac devotee) with the Amiga’s animation and graphics capabilities.
• A 40-year-old father of three is at- traded to the Amiga’s potential as an educational and entertainment vehicle for his kids.
• A licensed massage therapist seeks to use his Amiga 500 to maintain records, design forms, etc., in his business.
• A Wisconsin college student majoring in computer management purchases an Amiga for its sound and graphics,
• A Catholic priest from Long Beach, CA, who says he is “not in the least artistically gifted,” is inspired instead by such applications as word processing, accounting and database management. While this lineup may seem like the guest list for the next Donahue or Geraldo show, it represents profiles of some Amiga users. They’re fellow Amiga World readers, people like you who are discovering new ways to utilize the Amiga and seek to maximize the use of their systems. The Amiga community is a diverse group of users who have flocked to the Amiga market for various reasons. Some are long-time Commodore users who may have cut their teeth on the C- 64 and for whom the Amiga represents a logical upgrade path. Some are first- time computer users. And some, although familiar with more sophisticated systems, are impressed by the price performance that the Amiga offers. The strength of this market lies in the diversity of its users, each with his her own perspectives, needs and expectations. In the Amiga community, you’ll encounter the beginner; the hacker who lives to program in C or assembly source code and AREXX scripts; the speed junkie in search of the fastest accelerator board; the games fanatic; the professional video producer; the musician; and the general user. Mistorv has shown us that the assimi- lation of heterogeneous groups such as this often produces invigoration and innovation. This is certainly true in the Amiga market. This melting pot of users ensures that the market doesn’t become too myopic, but meets the needs of an amalgamation of interests and applications. Developers address the needs of both the power user and the beginner, the animator as well as the spreadsheet calculator. The result is a vibrant, multi-dimensional market. Survey Results AmigaiVorhl recently conducted a survey of its subscribers to find out more about them, their systems, applications and purchasing intentions. The results of our findings help us to fine- tune our editorial to meet the changing needs of our readers. The typical Amiga user is male, married, 57 years old. A college graduate, with an average household income of $ 58,950. He spends almost two hours with each issue of the magazine, which he considers the best source of information in evaluating Amiga hardware and software purchases. Half of flKs readers own or use the A500; over 50% own the A2000; 20% are 1000 owners; and over 1 1% are 5000 owners. (The total represents over 100% due to more than one computer system owned.) .‘1 IT readers have owned their Amigas for an average of four years. A ty pical system includes a joystick and modem and memory expansion (most are configured for 1-2 MB, while over a third have 5 MB or more). A hard drive is also part of most 2000 and 5000 systems, while a smaller percentage of 500 owners own a hard drive. Amiga users spend a significant amount on both hardware and software the average is $ 5440 and $ 2000, respectively. Entertainment, word processing and animation are the three main areas of interest, followed by desktop publishing, video applications and telecommunications. Current Amiga users plan on spending an average of $ 1850 for hardware in the coming year. Those products most likely to be purchased include hard drives, accelerator boards and memory expansion, as welt as CD- ROM drives and emulation boards. Planned software expenditures in the coming year will amount to over $ 600, with games, animation, word processing, 3-D tendering, and music the major applications to lie purchased. This survey brings into focus a picture of the .Amiga user and the market, which has it all. And Amiga World, as the name implies, covers it all. Whether you’re a media artist in search of the latest digital effect or a Basic programmer in search of the right routine, the common link you have with other users is your desire to get the most out of your computer system.And, as we close out the old year and look forward to an exciting 1995 a year that promises new applications, new machines from Commodore and new products for this market Amiga Worl I will be there to help you. CCEURATM: THE Tim TESTED, USER-PROVEN, BEST SOLUTION FOR THE AMIGA ’ 2000 SERIES NOW SHIPPING 33Mhz Only the GVP Family of Combo Accelerators are PackedStacked and Backed with more of what you want Most! Don’t get stuck. Don't overpay. Don’t buy half a solution. Don't take chances. When you're shopping for an accelerator, there is only one thing you should do... Choose from GVP’s family of G-FORCE 040 and 030-based Combo Accelerator boards. WHY? Because only GVP: ? Has a proven 5 year history of the best product performance and support. ? Gives you the choice of state-of-the-art 68030 or 68040 CPU Power at blazing speeds of 25,33,40 or 50MHZ. No matter what your budget or speed requirements, GVP has the right solution for you. ? Provides unsurpassed multi-functionality through superior design integration giving ALL GVP accelerator users:
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With its new graphics, animation, and video features including an advanced graphics chip set, a new operating system, and a new 68040 processor the A4000 is designed to meet the graphics and video demands of multimedia computing. The Word From West Chester At a multimedia press conference, Commodore officials talked about the direction the company is taking. James Dionne, Commodore president and general manager, who noted that he has been involved in the release of all Commodore computers since the PET, called the introduction of the A4000 “die most exciting I’ve seen.” Commodore is hoping that the A4000 will, in Dionne’s words, “cement our share of the multimedia market and help us leap forward.” Another speaker was CBM’s new VP of Engineering, Lewis Eggebrecht, whose keynote had a technical slant as he not only discussed the new graphic chips in the A4000, but also revealed some of the technolog)' under devlopment in Commodore's R&D labs. I he next-generation chip set (sometimes called AAA, or Triple A) is an extremly ambitious project that will take the Amiga well beyond today’s state-of-the-art technology. Some of the features hinted at were true 24-bit displays, advanced audio, hardware image decompression, and multiple blitters. No timetable was given for products that will use this as-yet-unfinished chip set. Hut it was refreshing to hear Commodore publicly announce it was both planning for and working on the next generation Amiga. Commodore took advantage of the occasion of this first-ever Pasadena show to reaffirm its commitment to the Amiga with increased levels of dealer, user; and advertising support. Commodore officials announced that selected software will he bundled with the A600 computers including the A600HD version. Other new Commodore products showcased at Pasadena included a new version of AmigaDOS (3.0) and Amiga Vision Professional (a significant upgrade over earlier versions), as well as the A570 CD-ROM drive for the A500. The opportunity to win an A4OO0 attracted the attention of many show attendees, who, in 25 words or less, cited their reasons for using an Amiga and entered Commodore’s “4000 Reasons to Own an Amiga” contest. The three best entries were to receive an A4000, an A600 computer with hard drive, and Amiga Vision Pr Sessional, respectively. On the last (lay of the show. Commodore also delighted attendees by presenting one of the very first A4000s to none other then Jay Miner. As the leading designer of the A1000 and one of the founders of Amiga, Inc., Jay is often ? Faster, Faster RCS Management wants to shift your A2000 or A3000 into high gear with its line of 68040 accelerators. Promising speeds of 18 to 20 MIPS, the Fusion-Forty LC ($ 995 with no memory) is driven by an MC68EC040, has two-kilobyte instruction and data caches, lets you hardware select between 68000 and '040 mode, and supports up to 32MB of on-board RAM. The Fusion-Forty ($ 1650) upgrades to a standard '040 chip with an FPU and MMU (rated at 18 to 20 MIPS and up to 3.5 MFLOPS), adds genlock capability, and beefs up each cache by two kilobytes. The A3000 XLR8-2-33 + (S1500) lets you choose between the 68040 and 68030 via software, has four-kilobyte caches, uses the A3000's RAM, and promises to run at 20 to 22 MIPS and up to 4M FLOPS. Boasting the same speed numbers as its A3000 sibling, the XLR8-2-33 + ($ 2100, no RAM) hardware switches between the 68040 and 68000, supports up to 128MB of on-board RAM, and features a custom 64-bit wide interleaved DRAM controller. Finally, the XLR8-2-33 + LC ($ 1800, no RAM) lowers cache sizes to two kilobytes and eliminates the FPU and MMU by using an MC68EC040 running at 20 to 22 MIPS. All boards support burst mode and include Fusion-BUS connectors for further expansion. (RS 118.) A New Way to C The lung awaited update to S.4.S’ Institute's popular C compilier is now available to Amiga programmers. Version 6 of the SAS C Development System (S395) adds global and peephole optimizers, a message browser, the Code Probe debugger, and support for Ainiga-to-Amiga cross development to its arsenal of options. Don’t worry, there’s more than 1000 pages of new documentation to explain it all, and technical support is now free. Adding more features, however, means more memory required. SAS C will run in one megabyte ol RAM, but some functions operate only when two or more megabytes are present. To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses” list on p. 117. ProWrite 33 The Best Just Keeps Getting Better Pro Write is the best selling word processor for the Amiga®, and for good reason. I Iigh performance. Ease-of-use. Constant updates and enhancements. And now a new low price! New Features Pro Write 3.3 gives you more power than ever before. More powerful graphic handling, including automatic text-wrap. Print preview. Password protection for your documents. The ability to name and find pictures in long documents. Full clipboard support, for seamless exchange of text and pictures with other programs. And HotLlnHs »'rM support, giving you total integration of ProWrite with other I lotLtnks-capable programs! Proven Performance Combine this with ProWrite’s already formidable feature set, and you have the most powerful word processor for the Amiga. Features like multiple fonts and pictures. A spelling checker with over 100,000 dictionary words. A thesaurus with over 300,000 cross-references. Outline font support. Jaggie- free printing, for high-quality printing on dot-matrix printers. PostScript printing. Macros and AREXX support for power users. Mail merge, for form letters. And multiple columns, including sidc-by-side columns for writing audio video scripts a ProWrite exclusive! And the list goes on! And of course, ProWrite 3.3 retains the speed and ease-of-use that has made it famous with thousands of Amiga users world-wide. New Low Price! Even with all this power, ProWrite is more affordable than ever before because ProWrite is available now for only $ 99.95! So you no longer have a reason not to treat yourself to the best! * See for yourself what makes ProWrite the most popular word processor for the Amiga. Visit your local Amiga dealer and put the power of ProWrite to work for . You today! ProWrite is a registered trademark of New [ forizons Software, Inc. HotLinks is a trademark of Soft-Logik Publishing Corp. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. 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(6. 0) of the C Development System. Scala wowed attendees with the latest version of its multimcdia-presentation software. Black Belt Systems demonstrated the many special-effects image- inanipulation capabilities, including morphing, of its hot new product, Imagemaster. Migraph presented a low- cost fu II-page scanner, as well as a hand scanner. While attendees could get a deal on Amiga products at the Creative Computers booth, Centaur showed off the exciting graphics and video capabilities of its OpalVision board (see the review on p. 20 in this issue). The speedsters at C5 1 unleashed the latest in the company’s line of accelerators: the Derringer, a low-cost, 25-MHz, 68030-based board, targeted for any Amiga needing A3000- level performance. Euphonies displayed an interesting new product entitled Lightworks Graphics Synthesizer, which lets you create a visual and audio masterpiece on screen. Digital Micronics lifted the wraps from Digital EditMaster, its lull- inotion JPEG compression board, and introduced die exciting new Vivid 24, a graphics rendering board for the A3 000. Gold Disk held weekend-long demonstrations of its most recent software, including Professional Page 3.0, Professional Draw 3.0. VideoDirector. Professional Calc, and Showmaker. Great Valley Products featured a host of products, including its A530 hard drive for the A500. Along with a new genlock board, appropriately called G-Lock. The company also surprised everyone with the re- lease of CineMorph. A new image-morphing program. The HiQTower. Which gives your A500 the power of an A2000, was on display at the INOVAtronics booth, as well as a new version (2.0) of the CanDo multimedia authoring system and graphics enhancers (AVideol2 and Avideo24) for combining .Amiga graphics with 12- and 24-bit images. Viewers at the ASDG booth were treated to a tape showing the morphing and imaging capabilities of MorphPlus. Axiom Software unveiled the newest features of Pixel 3D Professional. The special-eflects wizards from Pacific Digital showed off that company’s latest videographic programs, which combine visual and audio effects in surprising and sometimes strange ways. In addition !(>? Because this is AmigaWorld's annual Games issue, they asked me to cover the PD shareware side of things in this month’s column. My assignment was to come up with a list of the "Best Freely Distributable Games of
1992. ” Mavbe they should have j j asked Andy Rooney. I i • You see, I’m not a big fan of Amiga computer games. The vast amount of time that kids spend honing their game-playing skills with various simulators could probably be better spent. Today's dismal job market shows little demand for individuals who can barrel-roll a Boeing 727 on final approach or exhibit perfect power-shifting techniques with race cars and motorcycles. (Hmm... maybe they did ON-LINE SCAN get Andy Rooney after all...) I have Lo admit, though, that I'm guilt)- of playing games, loo. Although I use spreadsheets a lot, and my joystick reflexes are probably a tad rusty, 1 still can’t resist a little rousing arcade action from time to time. As long as it's done in moderation, game playing doesn't qualify as a serious character flaw. It’s a good rule of thumb that if after a few days of "researching" or "testing" a new Amiga game, you find yourself suffering from sleep deprivation, then call it quits. Formulating strategies to outwit a laser-wielding knight or the sabre-touting dwarf lurking beneath the moat at the 23rd castle just isn't worth the loss of sleep, friends, or family. By Tim Walsh “Net” Gains With On-line Games Mavbe my intense interest in 4 4 games is the reason why I like the Amiga-specific ones found on the nets so much. They tend to differ quite a bit from their commercial counterparts. They are not necessarily better; rather, they just seem to be smaller, simpler, require little or no documentation, and can typically provide as much enjoyment as the most sophisticated simulators. Their sound and graphics often put some of the overpriced 16-bit game-machine cartridges to shame, too. Physical activity and socializing aside, nothing beats a hot game of Megaball on the Amiga after a long day at the office. If you’re af ter shoot-’em-ups, you’re in luck, as the nets are literally riddled with them. Sure, there are plenty of complex, multilevel text-and-graphics adventures. A smattering of spelling and arithmetic gems, and some offerings worthy even of educational circles. However, shoot-’em-ups still rule the nets. Best of all. The price can't be beat, That’s important when you consider that surveys conducted in recent years reveal the majority of Amiga users are likely to spend more money on games than on productivity software. When you consider how inexpensive on-line offerings are, it becomes obvious the nets are a bargain when it comes to finding games. ? THIS IS THE INFORMATION YOU RE Q[)E $ TEP. WHAT PO YOU___ THINK 7 J Now, your Amiga* 2000 3000 is a Computer Fax Machine, VoiceMail System, and Answering Machine all at once! Hone Pa k X X X X X X X X X X HI JOE ! T 60 r YOUR FAX ft AH.. f THINK IT LOOKS GREAT.. . = PhonePak TM You know what a fax machine IS. You know what an answering machine DOES. You know how voice mail WORKS. Now imagine all that technology working together as a single comprehensive information system all on one board. And that's just the beginning when it comes to what GVP's new PhonePak can do for your A2000 3000! PhonePak Handles All Calls With a PhonePak VFX system installed on each of your phone lines you can: ? Receive faxes and store them on your Amiga's hard disk for on-screen viewing and or plain paper printing at your convenience. ? Use PhonePak’s advanced digital technology to record and playback voice messages. ? Receive VFX messages combining voice and fax, from virtually any standard phone fax machine. ? View a fax onscreen and listen to a voice message about that fax at the same time a GVP multimedia breakthrough! ? Send faxes to one or more numbers immediately, or via PhonePak's built-in scheduler. ? Record and play your own voice messages in standard IFF audio format using a fully configurable system of private user mailboxes. ? Create customized databases for all your names, addresses, and telephone numbers. ? Use PhonePak’s exclusive Operator'- script language or AREXX to control all dialing functions. And because PhonePak uses GVP's custom DMA chip technology for multitasking, you can keep right on working even while PhonePak is taking calls. PHONEPAK'S EXCLUSIVE Vfr TECHNOLOGY TAKES FAX AND VOICEMAIL INTO THE NEXT CENTURY! PhonePak Saves Time and Money With PhonePak, you get a powerful, yet affordable, fax and voice messaging system that:
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o v i; r s c v demonstrating 1 he Kitchen Sync and DCTV, Digital Creations showcased its new paint and animation program entitled Brilliance, which is compatible with the entire range ol Amiga computers, including the A4000. Soft-Logik Publishing demonstrated three new products: Art Expression, a new Amiga drawing program; a new version of the PageStream desktop-publishing system; and the HotLinks interactive data-exchange program. Also, the games still keep coming from Merit Software, which released Tom Landry Strategy Football for Amiga fans who want to experience bone-crunching football action without the humps and bruises. Other show highlights included I lie following products and announcements: 9 HyperMedia's new CD-ROM of the Fred Fish library of freely distributable software (which lias now grown to well over 700 floppy disks); 9Ambitious Technologies' Toaster Oven (with seven slots) for A3000 owners who want to convert their machines into a tower that w ill accommodate a Toaster;
• the latest version of Pro Write (3,3) from New Horizons;
• new SunRize Industries' audio products, including the Studio 16 professional digital sound editor;
• Nucleus Electronics' single-frame recorder for use with the Toaster, along with a preview of its new cuts-only editing system;
• a new product line (called Trifecta) of hard-drive controllers from ICD for the A500, A2000, and A2500 computers. Dennis Brisson and Lou Wallace Which network is best for locating good Amiga games? That award probably belongs to GE- Inie, with Portal running a close second. Both networks offer the now massive Fred Fish collection of freely distributable games, so if you’re looking for one of the games found on those disks, you can turn to either net for rapid retrieval. By comparison, CompuServe offers considerably fewer, while BIX runs a distant fourth place with an emphasis on multiplayer, Amiga-compatible BBS games, where you play against opponents while on the phone lines. The Best of ’92 As I might have implied at the 8 beginning of the column, simulators are my preference when it comes to Amiga games so I'm out of luck because thev’re in short supply on the nets. Of course, if there’s a shoot-’em-up arcade game that puts me in the cockpit of a fighter aircraft, that’s a different story. But simulators of anv kind are rare in the public domain, so my choices in (lie following list are not too heavily influenced by any personal bias to games of that genre. That said, I’ve rounded up what 1 think are the top picks in public-domain games for 1992. Please note that virtually all of these are shareware games of varying, yet reasonable, cost. Do your part and support these folks so that we II see more games in ’93. Mother Lode: For pure addicting fun, nothing beats the most recent incarnation of the popular standby, Lode Runner. With 50 levels and an optional level editor, digitized sound, and a full complement of play options, it's a well-rounded package. Armed with a “microwave shovel”, your goal is to gather all the chests on each level, while avoiding what appear to be rap- video extras complete with hooded sweatshirts. Although, technically, it has been available since very late 1991, it deserves inclusion with the best of 1992. As of this writing, its downloads number in the four-digit category on Genie. Ir ir j iririnr Umoria 5.4: There is no shortage of fans of the Moria series of games, and avid net junkies are undoubtably familiar with this particular offshoot by now. Stripped of some menus and graphic options, 5.4 is faster and more enjoyable to play than its predecessors. While its download numbers don’t reflect much recent activity, Umoria 5.4 is one of the best text-and-graphics adventure games for the Amiga. Sc?-re; 000000 !rvp-001 ?A-n:03 lllllllll IIIIIIIRI ¦Mill 1IIII1I i mu w mi Minefield 1.15: Here’s some software to round out your collection of games compatible with AmigaDOS 2.04 or higher. Variable board sizes and difficulty lev- els, score charts for each board, and selectable levels of play make this a winner. Of course, it’s a must for all A3000 users. Poing 1.0: I’m not just speaking for myself when I state few game players can resist a good Breakout-type game. Poing 1.0 is horizontal Breakout at its absolute best for the Amiga. Multilevel play helps keep the game interesting. Intruder Alert: Fast-paced shoot ’em up action is still alive and well in 1992. An offshoot of the arcade game, Beserker, this one offers first-rate graphics and sound. Guaranteed to induce callouses on vour firebutton fin- ger or thumb. Deluxe Pac Man: After all these vears, Pac Man is still one of j 7 i up asa the best arcade games. Deluxe Pac Man is historically accurate to the original, retaining most of the critters found in the first version. Pay the shareware fee to gain access to all 20 levels. Rocky: A rather exclusive program that isn’t well-known, this program is an addicting, low-cost alternative to the popular Bouldcrdash. Super Artillery: One of my all-time favorite types or games on the old Commodore 64 was the artillery game where the trajectory of the shells is based on numerous factors, such as wind conditions, topography, and so forth. Super Artillery does the same lor the Amiga, except in a 90s’ sort of fashion. Downloading literally for pocket change a decent Amiga game that might provide years of entertainment makes for a One of the very best downloads of ’92, Mother Lode (top), is the latest and greatest version of the classic Lode Runner. For fans of Breakout-style games, Poing Is a super shareware substitute. S r pretty attractive investment. Although some of the larger games on the nets may use one percent or more of your 100- megabvte hard drive’s storage capacity, ii sure beats having to plop down between thirty and fifty bucks for a brand-new commercial program. Special thanks to game guru Peter Olafson for his input in choosing the selections. 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• Save your sound and music to disk or send it out via modem for replay on any Amiga. Check out these unparalleled features AmigaDOS 2.0 compatible; written in assembly language. V Multi-tasking operation. V 68020 and 68030 compatible. Comprehensive tutorial manual helps even beginners get started right away. V Intuit ion-based graphic interface makes operation easy. V MIDI-in capability. V Direct interface between sequencer and editor. V Hold 31 sound samples in memory at once all shown on screen so they are easy to manipulate. V Effects and processing capabilities include echo, mix, filter, re-sample, sound data inversion, playing sounds backwards, loops, fade-in fade-out and more. V Manipulate sound samples in real time, as you listen. V 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. Multiple effects for each note. V Stereo and monophonic operation. Also convert mono to stereo or separate stereo. V Auto-playing music modules. V Real-time oscilloscope and spectrum analysis. V Real-time reverberation. V' Graphic editing of wave forms through easy-to-use functions, including zoom in out and precision controls for position, frequency and amplitude. V' Draw sound waves freehand using the mouse. V Direct editing of individual sample numeric values. V Maximum recording speed of 51,000 samples second (38,908 samples second in stereo]. V Savable Preference settings.
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When the program's producers had a change of heart, Kass and his crew landed a new assignment and a more challenging project to describe through video what is wrong with America today and offer a solution. Portions of the project will air on PBS's November Learning Matters as an election-month piece, in a segment devoted entirely to computers and technology in the classroom. According to PBS staffer Karina O'Riordan, SIGKids caught the attention of the producers of Learning Matters because the students were learning independently with few guidelines. SIGKids fits well into Learning Matters' coverage of computers in education inside and outside the classroom. Kass stated that the success of the Amiga SIGKids project was directly connected to the opportunity to create a curriculum. The kids were not just thrown into a room with computers and asked to emerge six days later with a finished video. The students conceptualized and designed the video themselves, but were informed in advance what was expected of them and were provided with the tools and knowledge to succeed. While the Amiga group was originally scheduled to develop individual videos, the students voted for a collaborative effort. Each of them contributed according to his or her own abilities and interests. The video includes original digitized stills, animations, and sampled sounds. With the help of Commodore's Rick Block, Steve Johnson, and Ken Nordine, Kass showed students how to storyboard, use source material, and utilize video-production procedures. Although only two of the eleven Amiga SIGKids had previous experience with Amigas, within three days they became proficient with a variety of products, including DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts), The Art Department (ASDG), DCTV (Digital Creations), Final Copy (Softwood), and SuperGen (Digital Creations). The Chicago-area Amiga Art Corner participants were Robert Casey, Helen Choi, Nathan Fredrickson, Michele Gonzaies, James Kelly, John Kubo, Chris Montoya, Adam Mathes, Corey Murray, and Hui Young Pak. The original team also invited a visiting student from South Africa, Mael Gerard, to bring his artistic talents to the project. Tune to your local PBS station during November for a first-hand look at what a good program can do with talented young people and your favorite computer. -Jan Jackson Are They Being Served? Spending too much time in the back room buried in ordering, invoicing, pricing, and inventory paperwork and too little lime on the store lloor with your customers? Pile the work on The Or- derDesk (Gramma Software). The modular system is divided into Order, Cus- tomer, Inventory, and Tickle windows. The Order Window produces invoices complete with user-definable shipping charges and taxes, resets pricing, calculates accounts payable and receivable, prints sales reports, and supports cash, check, COD, on-account, and several credit card sales. On any field, and prints customer-activity reports and labels. T he Inventory Window automatically reduces or increases its contents based on customer activity, ac- cepts data from Arexx-compatible programs, and prints reports. Accessible from a gadget in the Customer Window, the Tickle Window saves and recalls notes and reminders on customers and orders. The program is available in three configurations: The OrderDesk ($ 200), which supports up to 300 products or customers; The OrderDeskU ($ 225), which handles unlimited numbers of the same; and The OrderDeskUI ($ 250), which adds an inventory module to unlimited product and customer support. (RS 110.) The Customer window stores 25-line records of customer data, lets you search Video Wallpaper Designed for video and multimedia productions, Beyond Backgrounds Pro Set is a ten- disk collection of 24-bit, severe-overscan backdrops. The images are in 1FF24 format and depict such subjects as clouds, celebrations, weddings, cartoons, trophies, coffee cups, grids, the stage, and people. The compilation includes 14 texture-map images for 3-D objects. Available from Frostbyte Systems, Beyond Backgrounds retails for S99.95. = RS 119.) Women in the audio, video, broadcast, and related industries have a place to turn when they feel isolated in their professions. TheTechnet network provides a forum for exchanging technical information, finding job leads and professional organizations, and more through its many conferences. The network seeks to slrenghten and advance the careers of its members, increase the profile of women in the industries it serves, and recognize companies that promote women. If you support the group’s mission, gel involved! Whether you’re a man or woman, the volunteer organization wants your ideas and participation. To receive the group’s first mailing, send a SASE to Julie Perez, 110 Horatio St. 017, New York, NY 10014. You can also get more information by calling 212 727-8352 or 707 485-5373. Lamp Included? Aladdin 4D (Adspec Programming, $ 499) improves extensively on its predecessor, Draw4D-Pro. New features include a timeline system that allows polygon attributes to change during an animation; procedural textures and the ability to map textures as opacity, bump, rellectivity, normal, genlock, or decal; wave sources that can be assigned to a path and moved in 3-D space; gases with controllable color and density; ray- J J traced shadows; facet, Gouraud, or Phong shading; and the ability to render to firecracker 24 (Impulse), Resolver (Digital Micronics), and DCTV (Digital Creations). A new camera system replaces Draw- 4D-Pro’s eyepath approach. The Aladdin 4D camera can have an unlimited number of target points and will cut from one target to another or pan between them during an animation. The program employs a single-window editor and lets you preview animations. To squeeze out extra rendering speed, a math-coprocessor version is included with the package. (RS 123.) Overscan is compiled by Barbara Gefvert, Linda Laftamme, and Tim Walsh. Send your news, new products, and network information to Overscan, Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ ? Automatically convert image files to from over 20 different file formats. ? Create time, full motion polymorphic “morphing” animation just like they use in movies, commercials and music videos. Image Processing ? Regional Processing ? Anti-Aliasing ? Composite Imaging ? RGB, CMYK, HVS Adjustments ? Contrast, Gamma Adjustment Special Effects ? Full Motion Morphs ? Single Dual Image Morphs ? 24-Bit Transitions ? Waves and Ripple Effects ? Spiral Effects ? Water Glass Distortion Image Rendering ? Amiga, ECS AGA Modes ? UAM-E, DCTV, GIF ? Multiple Dither Controls ? IV24, FC24, EGS 24-Bit Output .and much more It’s like having a professional art department at your fingertips. ImageFX is faster, easier to use, more expandable, more adaptable and more powerful than any other product of its kind for the Amiga®. Here are just a few ways ImageFX expands your visual horizons: ? Scan in or framegrab from a full range of image capturing devices directly into your Amiga. ? Use your Amiga as an image prepress, color correction system including, CMYK, RGB. HSV and YUV. ? Digitally retouch any image with the most complete set of filters, color gradients, image distortions, masks, and text handling tools available. ? Generate single and dual image morphs; wave, ripple and spiral effects; water and glass-like distortions; and a wide range of 24-bit transitions. ? Make vour own add-on features with full Arexx™ and C programming language support. ? Enjoy near “real time" painting in 24-hit color. ImageFX is the most exciting and versatile hill color, image processing and enhancement system ever made. You owe it to whit imagination to buy Imagtf-X i Give your Amiga graphics and animations new magical powers at an affordable price! If you need ImageFX™ morphing power alone, GneMorph is for you. GneMorph transforms any image, or images, from one to another quickly, easily and with the professional quality "morph" results you see at the movies and on IV. With CmeMorph you can: ? Worp single or motion images, create full motion morphs, merge scenes, and per- ? Work quickly and easily with Amiga style controls, then output directly to any Amiga, DGVU, or HAM-P" systems including boards like GVPs IV24™. Remember: When you're in the market for morphing, and only morphing, GneMorph is the maximum performance morph power. CineMorph is the must-buy morph software. ? Set different speeds for different parts of the morph. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodorv-Amiga, Inc. Imagc-fx. CineMorph. And IV2-1 are trademarks of Great Valley Products, Inc. All other trademarks are the properly of their respective owners, C Copyright 1992 Great Valley products. Inc. For more information or your nearest GYP Dealer, phone 215-337-8770 today. For technical information call 215-354-9495 GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. PHONE 21 5 * 337*8770 600 CLARK AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406 U.S.A. FAX 215* 337 *9922 Final Copy final, A rp UA Fqr rwrt mkrfi ul M nVLI«, • OUUM n Ml*! -..nu MfMnf¦' «*r'Jrr* Tl*‘lbM" Imf H>«.n iv M Ml, k*.»* l«*n iot*u k«prtll- ' •fcnfv»U KM naMMM> *¦ tani 4 In I r>« an ta „IVill|,n:I.M Imauw *4 i*f* l*vto« !>•»« *¦ *'*•» AH nm 4i *0 n jiApN Final Copy a M Final Copy II produces high quality, professional looking documents. It combines advanced word processing features, easy-to-use page layout capabilities, and state-of-the-art printing technology into one convenient program. While other programs claim to have quality printing, Final Copy II is the only word processor on the Amiga that will produce excellent quality printouts on any Workbench (1.3,2.0 or higher) supported graphic printer. If von have a PostScript printer, Final Copy II is the only word processor on the Amiga that has true WYSIWYG PostScript print capabilities - other programs limit you to a few fonts and a limited number of sizes. With Final Copy II you get the same great looking output produced in expensive desktop publishing programs. Final Copy Ips word processing features include: 144,000 word speller 1.4 million response thesaurus; automatic hyphenation; named paragraph style sheets; master pages; maii-mcrge; multiple newspaper style columns; search and replace; header and footer support; left, right, center and decimal tabs; paragraph justification; and automatic date, time, and page number insertion. Final Copy Ips graphic features include: object-oriented, structured tools for drawing boxes, ovals, lines, arrow-tipped lines, and rounded cornered boxes; graphic object color fill, line weight and line color; ability to import IFF ILBM pictures and brushes including 24 bit ILBM and HAM; real-time text flow around any graphic; graphic sizing; cropping; object locking; and graphic depth arranging. Final Copy Ips outline fohtTeatu res include: 35 outline typefaces; font sizing from 4 to 300 points; variable line spacing; compressed and expanded character widths; underline, strikelhru, and small caps styles; superscript and subscripts; positive and negative text obliqing; and color text. Final Copy Ips user interface features include: command ribbon; real-time scrolling: Arcxx port; magnified and reduced editable page views; user preferences; WB 2.0 look and feel; mouse zooming; mouse document panning; horizontal and vertical rulers, and page guides. Say good-bye to jagged-edged printouts. Your documents will look more polished and professional than ever before. Final Copy II is an excellent investment for your software library. SoftWood, Inc.
P. O. Box 50178 • Phoenix. Arizona 85076 1 (800)247-8314 Circle 48 on Reader Service card Final Con You want n document ihat reads well in addition to looking good. Pinal Copy™ comes with a 144,000 word speller, 1.4 million word thesaurus with definitions, master pages, stylesheets, paragraph sorting, math, mail-merge, automatic hyphenation, and user-defined tab stops to assist you in your writing. Rnn* bum utrtnm Pinal Copy’s™ graphic support is the best there is in any Amiga® word processor. Place IFF
ll. BM pictures and brushes anywhere in a document. Draw boxes, ovals, lines, arrows, squares, and circles using Final Copy’s™ structured drawing loots. Flow text around or on top of any graphic in a document. Style sheets and master pages are features you can really use to ensure your documents arc created in a consistent and well-planned manner. Fully editable page views let you work in several levels of reduction and magnification Multiple snaking columns, left right pages, and title page options are easy to use. Comparison Outline Fonts Style Master Line, Box, Oval PostScript” Thesaurus Speller Automatic Chart Included Sheets Pages Drawing Tools Support Responses Words Hyphenation Final Copy II 35 Yes Yes Yes Excellent
1. 4 million 144,000 Yes ProWrite 3.3® 0 No No No Limited 300,000 100,000 No . Comparison Chart Snaking Columns 24 Bit Editable ILBM Support Page Views Outline Font Processing Print 1 pg. Document Math Support Outline Fonts
1. 3 and 2.0 Print Quality Final Copy II 1-6 Yes 25-400% Fast 53 sec. Yes Yes Excellent ProWrite 3.3- 1-5 No No Stow 2 min. 5 sec. No No Fair System Requirements: Amiga® with at least I megabyte of RAM and either a hard drive or 2 floppy drives. Or years, the Amiga* name has been synonymous with multimedia. We’ve proven to the world that when you combine the brilliance of video, audio, and animation with a computer, incredible things can happen. Well, now that the world has finally caught on to the concept, Commodore takes the medium to an entirely new level: With the all-new Amiga 4000. The A4000 frees you to do more multi- media computing for less than any other personal computer. It empowers you to create exciting professional television effects, stimulating interactive training programs, and more powerful presentations like never before.* That's because the Amiga is the only computer designed as a multimedia machine from the ground up. Which means the A4000 doesn't suffer the handicaps other so-called multimedia machines endure. There is no need for costly, cumbersome add-ons, no need to kludge together potentially incomO 1992 Commodore Business Machines. Inc Commodore ard tne Commodore logo are registered trademarks of Commodore E ectronics Ltd Amiga and Amiga DOS are regist U S through an authorized Ccmrodore-Am ga cea'er Customer act-vaticn required Some octional programs require a charge MS-DCS is a registered trademark of patible components. So it gives you spectacular multimedia performance right out of the box, at a price that keeps the cost of imagination very realistic. Sit in front of the A4000 and instantly you enter a world filled with high-resolu- tion graphics simultaneously displayed in up to 256.000 colors from a palette of over 16.8 million hues. You gain a heightened ability to create exciting graphics with full video overscan. And you attain the freedom to create complex animations at a full 30 Frames Per Second, not at 15 FPS. You even have the option of choosing from a The Amiga 4000 T , - features the powerful spectrum of high resolution Jntnv Moloro& modes while Still main- Coprocessor. Taining NTSC scan rate capability All this multimedia muscle, of course, comes through true design elegance. At the heart of every A 4000 lies our new, unique, custom coprocessors, the Advanced Graphics Architecture™ chip set, and the latest multitasking operating system, Amiga DOS™ 3.0. Add to this Motorola’s thundering expandability, compatibility, and the capability for hundreds of business applications. In fact, the A4000 even lits seamlessly into whatever operating system you’re currently using by coex- Mp isting and communicat- Jor audio the A 4000
o sounds like nothing ing with your Macintosh ‘ -vow ve evcr or MS-DOS computers in a Novell® network.* Announcing The Amiga4000. The Encore To The Most Powerful, Cost Effective Multimedia Computers Ever. 68040 Chip (which other computer companies consider to be enough on its own), and not only is the A4000 blindingly quick, it literally gives you true workstation power. Of course, there’s much more to the A 4000 than just being the ultimate tool for creativity. It also comes with a large capacity hard drive, and a
1. 76 MB dual speed high density floppy drive which, combined with Cross-DOS, allows you to read and write MS-DOS® files. And a design that allows for rademarks ol Commodore-Amiga. Inc Products available on GSA schedule GS-OOK-91-AGS-5069 ‘With optioral hardware software "Available only on systems purchased in the
• soli, Inc Novell is a registered trademark ol Novell. Inc Macintosh is a registered trademark o* Apple Computer, Inc Motorola is a registered trademark o' Motorola. Inc And we back all this technolog}' up with a potent service package that is second to none: Including a 24 hour hotline and optional on-site “ V service. To find out more about Commodore Multimedia and the all-new Amiga 4000, call 1-800-66-AM1GA. (In Canada, call 1 -800-661 - AMIGA.) We'll show you an outstanding performance that will certainly bring you to your feet. C" Commodore® AMIGA OpalVision 24-bit display, painting, and presentation. R E V E Centaur Software, $ 995. A2000, A3000T, A4000. Internal, video-slot connection. Installation: easy. Hard drive-installable software. Not copy protected. These days, when a company advertises a new "video board,” it could be anything from an enhanced-color display card, a video-capture card, or a video-overlay card, to a card that combines all of these capabilities. Solid Foundation With OpalVision, the ambiguity is part of the plan. The main board of the OpalVision system displays a screen of up to 768x476 pixels on a standard 1084-style interlaced monitor (768x576 on a PAL monitor), using any of over 16 million colors. With planned optional modules (unreleased at this writing), you will be able to add a framegrabber and overlav genlock, a deinterlacer that allows the use O of 31 -KHz VGA-style monitors, and a module that provides a four-input switcher with digital video effects, a la NewTek’s Video Toaster. This modular design means that you add (and pay for) only the options you reallv need, as von need them. Even without its optional add-ons, the OpalVision main board is an appealing choice for adding "true- color’' capability to an Amiga. As with other framebuffer boards, the 16-mil lion-color display is separate from the .Amiga system display. This means that although you can load and display standard 24-hit IFF graphics hies, you cannot run the Workbench or other Amiga software in 24-bit color. OpalVision can, however, combine a normal Amiga display with its own display on die same monitor. This allows you to overlay Amiga graphics on a true-color background or to make them peek through "holes" in the 24-bit picture. With the optional framegrabber genlock module, you can add a video laver as well. I j The only problem 1 experienced with hardware installation was on an A3000X whose video-slot To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 117.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 1MB chip RAM, 2MB fast RAM, hard drive. Recommended system: 2MB chip RAM, 4+MB fast RAM, hard drive, accelerator board. Opening is a little cramped. An adjusting screw on the mounting bracket was so close to the 23-pin monitor connector that it was difficult to insert even the smallest jeweler’s screwdriver when the large molded plug from my 1084 monitor was connected. (I had to angle the plug in to make the adjustment.) I found that software installation was very easy on most of the systems I tried, because Commodore’s standard installer program is included with the package. On one 1.3-based system, however, the installer program consistently crashed when trying to install the sample images, and I was forced to finish the process manually. Centaur technical support informed me that they are aware of this problem and are working to correct it. Because normal system software cannot take ad- vantage of 24-bit framebuffers, specialized software support is crucial to a product like this. Centaur has included OpalPaint, a paint program; Opal Presents!, an enhanced slide-show with transitions; and OpalVision Hotkey, a display control program. Although it’s not much advertised, a Workbench 2.0 driver for the popular Wacom drawing tablet also accompanies the board. Finally, there is King of Karate, which Centaur bills as the “world’s First 24-bit personal computer game.” The colorful backgrounds do enhance the game somewhat, but it’s safe to say that nobody will buy OpalVision just for this game. Powerful Paint Of the included software, OpalPaint is by far the most significant. One of the most ambitious 24-bit paint programs currently available for the Amiga, it attempts to combine the best features from high- end paint programs on the Mac and PC with familiar tools from such Amiga standards as DeluxePaint IV (Electronic Arts). It is the first Amiga program I’ve seen that has both selectable brush characteristics (airbrush, chalk, watercolor, pencil, and so on) and paper types (rice paper, rough paper, and more), which lets you emulate conventional artistic styles and media on the computer. The program features a number of interesting new drawing modes, and, as with the brush and paper types, you can load additional drawing modes from disk, which greatly facilitates program updates. ()palPaint’s stencil feature allows you to specify the area to protect by drawing the stencil shape, by selecting a color or range of colors to protect, or both. Stencil colors, lill colors, and brush background colors can all be selected using tolerances that let you choose not only the exact color, but also any color that is close. You indicate what is considered close by setting the range of hue, saturation, and value levels individually. This makes it possible to fill a digitized picture of a person’s face, for example, even though the skin tones vary slightly from point to point. You can also specify transparency levels using this same system of tolerances, allowing you, for instance, to change only the hue of the current image. The more traditional features of the program are well implemented. Although the tool bar shows only 20 paint pots at a time, there are 13 such rows in any given palette, which you can Hip through rapidly. The palette mixer includes RGB and HSY sliders, a color wheel, and a mixing area where you can stir together colors to form new shades. You can save and load files in IFF or JPEG format, and there is a proprietary mode that loads large images more quickly. To let you preview saved images, Opal Paint creates “thumbnails.” small representations of the files’ pictures that appear in the file requester. Many of the geometric tool icons (line, box, circle, arc, and so on) work exactly like their DeluxePaint counterparts, clown to the keyboard equivalents and the settings you can vary with a right-mouse-button click. Although working with 24-hit images is generally slow, OpalPaint performs fairly well, as long as you work on an accelerated machine. Its treatment of custom brushes is a good compromise between moving the full 24-hit image (which can be excruciatingly slow) and showing a rectangular outline only (which makes it hard to position the brush). OpalPaint shows an outline that is similar to a two-color representation of the brush. You can move this quickly, but still see the image outline to help with placement. The program also features a Tip-and-reclo” feature that lets you undo a brush stamp, move it over a pixel. And stamp it down again, all in one operation. The file requester’s thumbnails take the guesswork out of loading images. OpalPaint may he powerful, but it isn't polished. Not yet included are some of the planned features: Arexx support, the alpha channel (which provides variable transparent overlays), and the magic wand (which uses edge detection to fill an enclosed area that contains a lot of different colors). Other included features don’t work quite right. For example, if you hold the Shift key while resizing a brush, the operation is supposed to maintain the picture's original aspect ratio, but what it really does is constrain you to straight horizontal or vertical movements. The program occasionally crashed or did such strange things as fail to re-open the Workbench screen on exit, forcing a reboot. While these bugs don’t render the program unusable, I hope to see them corrected in the next update. Show Offs The other two programs. Opal Presents! And Opal Hot Key are a step up from the usual display programs that accompany a graphics board. A slide show program, Presents! Provides 2(1 transition patterns for changing from one picture to the next. Its pushbutton interface is very easy to use. All you have to do to create a presentation is select your pictures from die file requester, set the transition pattern, transition speed, and frame-advance method. You can advance frames by clicking the mouse button, setting a timer, or sending a command through an Arexx port. The program also lets you choose whether you want to show the OpalVision display, the Amiga display, live video, or a combination of the three. In addition, you can attach a CLI command to each slide for starting a music or animation player. ? HotKey allows vou to use function-key S t J combinations to load 24-bit images into the framebuffer and select the various display sources (Opal, Amiga, and video). HotKey also has an Arexx port, which allows other presentation programs to combine OpalVision graphics with their Amiga slide shows. While Presents! And HotKey theoreti- 4 cally seem well suited to multimedia presentations, they have some practical problems. The OpalVision board appears to use the top line of the display for some control signals, which sometimes show up as small red dots at the top of a screen that combines Opal and Amiga graphics. In most cases, you can adjust the display to keep them from showing. Also, the Opal software may push down the regular screen display to separate it from the control line, which tends to make vertical centering a problem. Finally, JPEG and large IFF files load fairly slowly, and the loading process may disrupt the show. 68030 ACCELERATION VXL30&RAM-32 AND 32-BIT WIDE RAM Show Me More Despite some minor problems, the OpalVision main board makes a very favorable first impression. The display is near photographic, as advertised, and the bundled software is better than the run-of-the-mill applications that usually come with graphics boards. The only missing variable in the equation is how quickly Centaur will follow through with its intended hardware and software additions. If, as promised, the genlock framegrabber module, the switcher effects module, and the deinterlacer module are available by the time’you read this, it will be a very good sign. With some software updates, third- party programming support, and support for all of the hardware features (such as double-buffered animation and 8- and 15-bit display modes), OpalVision could become a real force in the Amiga graphics market. As things stand, it’s a veiy promising newcomer. Sheldon Leemon iViHS.U •• «T hlW R-KIVV.’ iite . «» AMOS the Creator (American Amos) Europress Software, S110. Hard-drivc installable. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 512K RAM single floppy. Recommended system: 1MB RAM, hard drive. Programming graphics- and soundintensive applications. Copyright m2 Hicraeoncs. Inc. VXL*30 Capwghl 19S1. MJCfoBtftics. Inc.. Made tn the USA Cost-effective, high-performance system acceleration for the Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000. VXL-30 uses the low cost 68EC030 or the standard, MMU-bearing 68030. True asynchronous design supports versions at 25MHz and 40MHz. Installs into the Amiga's 68000 socket (and the 68000 is re-installed in VXL-30). Accepts the 68882 math chip. User upgradeable. Compatible with AmigaDOS 1.3 and 2.04 systems. Cold-boot jumper selection as 68030 or as 68000. Warm boot software selection as 68030 or 68000. Supports separate VXL RAM-32 Memory board with 2 or 8 megabytes of Fast Page Mode RAM with Burst capability. RAM autoconfigs in the Amiga FASTRAM space and is DMA-able: can be mapped high; supports mapping Krckstart to 32-bit RAM even without MMU. RAM-32 has alternate Kickstart ROM socket for optional 2.04 ROM. RAM-32 is also accessible (16-bits wide) in 68000 mode. Performance of VXL30 RAM-32 as a system is equal to an Amiga 3000 at 25MHz and about fifty percent faster than an A3000 when a 40MHz processor and math chip are installed (speed comparisons based an averaging ot sixteen standard benchmarks in AIBB 4.5). Typical raylrace times at 25MHz (using Impulse's Imagine) are sixteen times faster than with the basic 68000. VXL-30 is the price leader in affordable, 68030 acceleration. Available now from your Amiga dealer. MmicroBotics, Inc. 1251 American Parkway, Richardson. TX 75081 'AMIGA 500‘,‘Arr.ga 2000* and ’Kckstaf a-e re tsle'edt'aaernarks o! Ccmmooofe-Amqa *vxl-30* ana -VXL RAM 32* are Mcro&rcs. He traflerr ants Easy AMOS Europress Software, about S50. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected.
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Commands such as INC and DEC greatly improve calculating speeds with fast integer math, while you can create procedures to help you structure your programming and pass variables back and forth. The sound commands can generate synthetic sounds or play samples or music from popular Amiga music programs. To most game programmers, crisp screen scrolling and fast, flicker-free sprite movement is vital. Usually this calls for trickv screen synchronization and double j buffering. AMOS handles all the details for you with such simple commands as DOUBLE BUFFER, and that alone is worth the price of admission. This language also provides unambiguous access to all screen modes, including hi-res interlace, HAM, and Extra-Halfbrite, and the DUAL PLAYEIELD command handles the intricacies of parallax scrolling. All this power is augmented by AMAL, an extraordinary animation-language subset optimized for smooth motion at blistering speeds. It’s trickier to master than standard BASIC, but it’s nowhere near as complex and mind-numbingly alien as real assemblv-language programming. (Apologies to programmers who think in machine-language registers.) Each AMAL program can define the motion and behavior of a single sprite or the entire screen, and you can ran up to 16 AMAL programs simultaneously. In addition to its uncomplicated features, AMOS is full of thoughtful touches and virtuoso flourishes. For example, rather than type in everv screen location to define sprite motion, you can record the motion while you draw it on the screen with the mouse. Instead of figuring out complex palette tricks for special effects, you invoke the FADE, FLASH, ZOOM, and RAINBOW commands. For power users who want even more, AMOS can link to C or access directly the Amiga hardware through machine code. All this is neatly wrapped up in a package that allows you to build run-time modules that may legally be sold or placed in the public domain. Such power cries out for a compiler to make your programs into faster, tighter code. Unlike American AMOS, however, AMOS The Compiler and the AMOS 3-D module are not available in NTSC versions at this writing. While you can order the PAL versions from Europress, be warned that they have problems running on American NTSC systems. J Quirky Work Space rhe AMOS programming environment consists of five editors program, sprite, map, menu, and AMAL and a sprite ? THEY’RE BACK!!! With new skills, for a new world...
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Frames from MultiPlayer BattleTech I know a place where the Amiga gamer’s dreams are born. It’s a lot closer than “second to the right and then straight on till morning” actually, only about 3000 miles from New York. And. Oddly enough, this island is exactly the place from which Peter, Wendy, John, and Michael flew to begin their own adventures. England is the Never Never Land of Amiga gaming. And they never (well, almost never) talk about port-overs from the PC. In fact, when a computer game comes out there, the Amiga version is almost always first and if you could imagine such a thing sometimes they even say, “Oh yes, and we are planning an IBM version later!” Big Blue, you see, is only the third machine down the ladder (after the declining Atari ST). The "Amv” is queen in Britannia, and she accordingly rules the seemingly endless wave of game development. She is invariably the centerpiece of entertainment-soft- ware exhibitions. In computer shops, the walls and shelves are covered with the newest titles. Publishing houses like Electronic Arts, MicroProse, Virgin, and Activision have entire divisions here to cater to the appetites of an Amiga game-buying public. The machine is the focus of a highly competitive and opinionated press corps that treats Amiga designers and programmers such as Andrew Braybrook (Rainbow Islands. Fire & Ice) or Mike Singleton (Space Cutter, Midwinter, Flames of Freedom) much like artists or movie directors. Don’t pinch yourself. Do not adjust your magazine. VN. V Electronic Arts’ Risky Woods: Arcade adventure at its best. (The cover hasn’t suddenly changed to Bizarro Amiga- World.) It may sound as though you’ve entered some alternate universe in which things work out the way they're supposed to. But this topsy-turvy vision is not a dream; it just feels like one the kind you wake from grinning like a maniac. Europe generally and England in particular, as the focus of this article can he sheer heaven for American .Amiga gamers swimming in a Big Blue sea inhabited by fat-chance-ports like Ultima Underworlds and Falcon 3.0. But you don’t need a passport or airfare for this European vacation. Your out-of-the-box Amiga, with the help of a utility or two (and a credit card), should be just the ticket. Many US Amiga gamers know of Europe only through the work of companies like England's Psygno- sis (which has supported the Amiga virtually from the get-go and whose games are still widely regarded as cutting-edge). That's understandable, as it is one of only a few European labels Electronic Zoo, Titus, Sil- marils, and UBI Soft are others to release games only under its own imprint in America. (Electronic Zoo has dropped out of sight here a shame, as it has been the source of many an interesting and odd game.) Many others have opted to license the American release of their games to domestic publishers hence Konami’s new line of Konami Gremlin titles, Cine- maware's entire Spotlight line, and Data East’s release of Infogrames’s Drakkhen, Kult (as Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess), and Continuum. Yet, you don’t necessarily have to wait for an American distributor to pick up some of these British gems in order to start playing. Later on in this article, we’ll look at some sources you can use to help you get your hands on many of these titles right away. But for now, let's get to the games themselves. New Games Galore! So many games to mention...so little space. There’s a positive embarrassment of unsampled riches from across The Pond. (Note: Information about contacting the developers oj these European games directly is contained in the accompanying "Eurogames Resource Guide" box.) Let’s start out with some unfamiliar titles from familiar publishers. Ever heard of MicroProse's Special Forces? No, I thought not: It’s a prime, for-the-Amiga revision of the company’s old Airborne Ranger game. Electronic Arts's Risky' Woods? Nope? Well, it’s as console-able an arcade adventure as you’re likely to Find outside the cart slot of a Super NES. Floor 13? That’s a cryptic, black-and-white strategy adventure game from Virgin that places you at the head of a CIA-like outfit. Rookies? No, it’s not a hopelessly-datecl license from US television, blit Virgin’s sweet-looking isometric waigame. Shadowlands? That’s Domark's giant isometric RPG. Alcatraz? That's Infogrames’s follow-up to 1987’s Hostage, Ashes of Empire? That's the new one from Mike Singleton. Epic? That’s Oceans long-awaited 3-D space-combat game. If you’re a puzzle-game fan, there’s Oceans charming Pushover, Storm's Spherical Troddlers. And Coktel Visions' Gobliiins. Ishar Legend of the Fortess? That’s Silmarils' big-windowed addition to die canon of Bard’s FaJe-ish RPC is. Zool? That's Gremlin's hot new arcade game one that some observers suggest could provide a character as identified with the .Amiga as Sonic the ACROSS-THE-POND PICKS HERE’S AN ASSORTMENT of European imports recent, middle-aged, and positively decrepit that just may play on an Amiga in Peoria. Consider this compilation a broad sampling of recommended titles not an "All-Time Best" list from which to pick, choose, or reject as you see fit. Deliverance (21st Century Entertainment) No, it’s not a movie license. (Don't give them any ideas, eh?) You’ve played Gods, right? It’s a great game, innit? Well, this is like Gods, but with everything bigger including the challenge and not quite as heavy on the chrome. Voodoo Nightmare (Palace) One of my favorites; a vast, pretty (and pretty dumb), hugely entertaining isometric romp. Project X (Team 17) The outfit that produced Alien Breed, the outstanding overhead-perspective, multidirectional shooter, turns its attention to the horizontal shoot-em-up. Yeah, it’s a tired old genre, but they do it better than just about anyone. There’s stuff in here you won’t see outside of an arcade; (Hell of a fight to get there, though.) Premiere (Core Design) Core successfully adapts the mildly goofy, large-character animation from its arcade-RPG Heimdall to a platform format. Abandoned Places (Electronic Zoo) It looked for a while as though this giant RPG out of Hungary (!) Might surface here via the good graces of TTR Development, but TTR sadly seems to have gone the way of Electronic Zoo. It’s not a classic, and it has some playability flaws, but overall it stands up as a nice mix of genres from Dungeon Master WYSIWYG to Ultima. Warning: The five disks do not love a hard drive and seem iffy even about recognizing a second floppy. Warhead (The Movie House) OK, Mantis for the Amiga has been canned, but you can still play the game that it was to be built around. That’s Warhead a nice mix of filled-poly- gon and bitmapped graphics that flow smoothly on a bog- standard machine, an interface you could cook an alien egg on, and a large range of missions. Epic-schmepic. This is my idea of a space-combat game (at least until Elite II arrives). Brilliant. Escape from the Planet of Robot Monsters (Tengen) A bit old, this, and just slightly sluggish in response, but otherwise it’s a picture-perfect rendition of Atari’s delightful arcade strategy game. Xenomorph (Pandora) A nice enough sci-fi Dungeon Master clone that's suitable for folks waiting for EOB 111. = No atmosphere to speak of, though.) Escape from Colditz (Digital Magic Software) The Adventures of Robin Hood (Millennium) A pair of charming isometric adventures the first set in a German castle during World War II, the other in,,.well, you know where the guys in green hang. Virtual Worlds (Domark) A nice way to pick up under one roof the four filled-polygon adventures Incentive Software created with its Freescape system-including, delightfully, The Crypt, the sequel to Castle Master, which previously had seen only limited release. Last Ninja 3 (System 3 Software) You may think that The Last Ninja was never released for the Amiga. True enough. But three sequels were issued overseas. This is the last and best of the bunch: It’s colorful, fun, and challenging. (The controls will elude you for a while, though.) War Zone (Core Design) There are a number of good Ikari Warrior updates around Mercs is another one worth checking out but this is an absolutely cracking vertical shooter. Lords of Chaos (Blade Software) The folks who did the Breach clone Laser Squad (Microlllu- sions) didn’t stop there. They went on to do this clone of Paladin (the follow-up to Breach), and it’s quite sharp-looking, multifeatured, and just complex enough to keep you interested. No editor, alas, and just three scenarios, but this is more involved than Paladin, and the packaging mentions expansion disks, (Here’s a twist: Laser Squad is slated to be released in a totally revamped version, via Digitek, and Paladin IE is being brought out here by England’s Impressions.) Simulcra (MicroProse) The much-sought game I mentioned in the main story. Yes, it was worth it. P.O. ? Hedgehog is with the Sega Genesis and Mario is with the Nintendo. And if you have a taste for arcade adventures, I can almost guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like Minorsoffs First Samurai or Team 17’s Alien Breed. I could go on and on. In fact, I desperately want to go on, because there are things fin skipping could I just mention Lankhor's fast-as-hell racing game, Vroom? And by the time you read this, there will be dozens more arriving in the traditional preholiday feeding frenzy. Moreover, the .Amiga abroad enjoys a rich history of top-notch games that can be explored at reasonable prices in rerelease or compilation. Take a peek at the Bitmap Brothers's puzzle-driven isometric adventure Cadaver, LoricieV s WAV 11 tank game, Sherman M4, or Infogrames's Quest for the Time Bird (which will put you pleasantly in mind ol Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess). You may be surprised at what you find. If you've ever looked longingly at the bursting IBM shelf in your computer store and wondered what had become of Epyx's Omnicron Conspiracy or Access's Mean Street and Crime Wave, well, they did come out, but only overseas. Likewise, overseas is the only place you’ll be able to find Mindscape International's conversion of Jordan (Prince of Persia) Mechner’s splendid isometric puzzle game, D Generation (released in the US only on the IBM). There's a Turrican II (still by Rainbow Arts, and even better than the first) available as an import, as well as a Rick Dangerous II from MicroProse. There's also a very Rick Dangerous-ish game called Switchblade (Gremlin) from the same author. And while it’s possible to get lost in the wealth of Dragon-(filI-in- the-blank) games for the Amiga, if you can dig up the massive RPG Dragonflight from Germany’s Thalamus label, you may find room in your heart for one more. It’s lovely, Ultima-type stulfwith numbered houses and a combat mode that puts me in mind of square dancing. Transatlantic Trade Winds Of course, the Eurocentric nature of Amiga gaming is not exactly new. It's just a bit less well concealed than it used to be. American developers have gone to the ? European well many times for conversions (from SSI’s Pool of Radiance to Origin’s Ultima VI) and more and more frequently of late to purchase rights to distribute completed games a procedure less expensive than developing domestic games from scratch. GameTek may have brought out the massive. Ultima- inspired RPG Daemonsgate and the puzzler Humans here bv the time vou read this, while Millennium's Steel ti 4 Empire will become Cyber Empires when published here by Strategic Simulations. Minds cape's The Four Crystals of Trazere is simply a ret it led version ut'Mind- scape International's Legend. Most of the games released in Epyx’s glory days in the late '80s were European games. Run your linger clown your dealer’s Amiga shelf, and you’ll see that at least half come from overseas. For the Amiga, that European connection has grown even more important. England is known for its wet weather, but the Amiga game skies here in the L'S have been looking a bit gray of late. Yes, the Amiga may be a veritable Rolls Royce when it conies to game-playing potential, but il everyone has a souped-up Irans Am, whom do you think they’re going to make parts for? The Amiga's disappointing US sales and the rise of fast 80386-based IBM clone machines as the gaming platform of choice (not to mention the recent release of the 16-bit Super Nintendo) have relegated Our Girl to second-class status in her native land. Yes, Amiga versions of new games have become a decidedly ifller proposition these days. Strategic Simulations has decided not to port to die Amiga its new Dark Sun: HI 019 75 Gremlin’s Zool: A character to rival Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario? Shattered Lands the First offering in its newest AD&D line and will address future conversions on a case-by- case basis. Capstone indicates it will not bring over its graphic adventure, The Dark Half. The Amiga version of Mantis, Paragons would-be Wing Commander killer, has been canceled. Accolade will release 1 he Games: Winter Challenge only overseas. Might & Magic 111 is likely to be New World Computing's final Amiga conversion. The market is constricting. Nothing to panic about yet this sort of thing has happened periodically throughout the Amiga’s history but gamers may wonder where their next toy is coming from. How do you spell relief? One side effect has been to produce a (low of game- hungry' refugees willing to pay premium prices typically $ 5 to $ 10 more for a new game to import dealers for the latest and greatest European titles. These show up on our shores in ten days to two weeks after overseas release, and they begin to disappear into the hands of ardent gamers primed for their arrival by word-of-mouth from the on-line nets. Arcade adventures. Flight sims. Puzzle games. RPGs. You name it. It’s not just a tide it’s a torrent. When in Britain... It’s a whole different world Over There, however, and a little preparation is in order to speak the language. The national obsession in Britain is football (what we call soccer) and there are quite literally dozens of football games on the British market. (If you get your kicks from soccer. Renegade's recent Sensible Soccer and Anco's older KickofF 2 have inspired glowing paeans in the British press, and at this writing, a Kickoff 3 is on the wav.) V ' Cute platform games like Ocean's Rainbow7 Islands are all the rage. There is a lively market in budget software typically rereleases of older games or less sophisticated new ones and a heady number of compilations (relative strangers to the US market, and a nice way to sample lots of older games quickly). There’s also an enormous, vital market in public-do- main, shareware, and “licenscware” games the best of them sometimes virtually indistinguishable from commercial products. You can find at least 20 BoulderDash clones for sale (many using the rudiments of the celebrated Emerald Mines system); SEUCK (Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit) games so highly polished they shine; a throng of 3D Construction Kit games (the original name for Domark’s Virtual Reality Studio); and more Tetris variants than you could shake an “L”-sliaped piece at many of them going the original one better. You don’t have to take my word for it. You can read all about it. While the US market does not yet rate a mass-market Amiga game magazine, England alone has at least three big, glossy, full-color mags dedicated purely to that subject Amiga Action, Amiga Powert and The One and a slew of other general magazines (Amiga Formal and Amiga Computing among them) that prominently feature games coverage. (Note: See the “Eu- rogames Resource Guide” box for these magazines' addresses and phone numbers.) They typically sell for about $ 10 over here, but that’s a bargain when you consider what you’re getting: a thick book filled with reviews (sometimes well before a game itself arrives), reports on works-in-progress, interviews with developers, and buyer’s guides. And top that off with the usually included two disks packed with playable or “rolling” (automated) game demos, prime public-domain games, and sometimes tiie odd older commercial game in its entirety, (I’ve found Rampage, Hardball, Hacker 2, Artura, Purple Saturn Day, and Super Huey this way.) Caveat Emptor, Guv’nor A few mind-your-purse caveats for exploring this new turf: Consider that many of the better games will turn up Over Here sooner or later, and that if you’re not the ? RRIUJANCt PROFESSIONAL* PAINT & ANIMATION IT HAD TO HAPPEN... We put the creators of Deluxe Paint ST™, Deluxe PhotoLab™, and DCTV Paint™ together with the goal of developing the most awesome paint and animation software ever for the Amiga. 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• • A* li'V.oSSv Gremlin's RPG Daemonsgate may be out in the US soon. Practice has been to wait for the developer to complete llie IBM version so as to permit simultaneous release; it’s hard to hold on to your money while everyone around you is spending theirs. Note, also, that the American Amiga is a rather more sophisticated animal than its European counterpart, and that European games are often written for the lowest-common-denominator configuration: a 512K Amiga :>00. The one-meg game is still something of a rarity. Hard drives, floppy drives, and expanded memory are supported only occasionally, and AmigaDOS is frequently put out with the cat and replaced with developers’ custom routines so you can forget about multitasking. Moreover, while the documentation may look thick, that’s often because it has been printed in four languages. Too often it is painfully brief the most notorious example being Captive, Mindscape's otherwise-lu- verly and infinitely large sci-fi RPG. (There’s also a D&D-stvle followup called Knightmare that uses the same basic system.) Another hitch is that European games are usually built to run on PAL-standard machines, which employ a longer vertical display. Often, such games will all by themselves lock up US machines (which subscribe to the NTSC standard), run with the bottom half-inch of the display clipped off, or crash in some interesting way. To coax these reluctant critters to run properly, you’ll need to boot your machine with a utility disk that effectively camouflages your NTSC Amiga as a PAL machine. These programs (typically known as PAL hooters) can readily be found in the file libraries of public-do- main vendors and on-line services such as Genie, CompuServe, and Portal, or even your local Amiga BBS. There is a good variety available you could probably lit ’em all on one disk and you’ll want to experiment to see what works best for you and your favorite Eu- rogames. (Note, however, that PAL booting programs require a one-meg, enhanced-chip-set Agnes, and that most of them were written specifically for 1.2 1.3 machines. With the appropriate monitor. Kickstart 2.0 machines can be configured to boot in PAL mode; check out the AdclMonitor section in your manual.) I’ve successfully used PALboot and PALboot 2.0 (which offers five bool modes) and the Turbo PAIVNTSC Boot Program (which offers four), and I have at least seen these others: Michael Knurck’s Video Mode Switch (which has a convenient Workbench gadget); Nico Francois’s AmigaToPal (which requires Kickstart 2.0); Leo Schwab’s BIT) (for “Boot PAL, Dammit!”); Christian Warren s Switch Install: PALfix (custom system-configuration files that kick up the screen); Boot PAL; I Als Super Pal; Greg Cunningham’s PAL Insert; and Oliver Wagner's Patch NTSC (which patches Intuition so that screens with a height of more than 216 pixels open in interlace). One particularly well-regarded program especially for use with upgraded machines is Chris Haines’s Degrader. It offers PAI. And NTSC options, but it also provides a range of others for turning off fast memory and the hurst and cache modes available with ’020 and ’030 processors and for intercepting instructions privileged on processors above the 68000. Seek and Ye Shall Find European games may also be a little hard to find. I hey aren’t likely to turn up in any hut the most enlightened of chain stores. A more likely route is mail-order busi- nesses that specialize in imports or independently owned software stores. Many vendors here will handle at least the hotter imports there’s been lots of interest in Ocean’s Epic, for instance and some deal in them quite heavily. (Florida’s Sideline Software is a good example -see the “Enmgames Resource Guide" box for the address and plume number.) Also, you can always go to the source and order direct f rom mail-order businesses overseas. That may he the only reliable way to find older titles. I can’t recommend any from extended personal experience, but there are dozens listed in the UK magazines, and you can compare prices before you call. (An illustration: I looked high and low in the US for a polygon-filled arcade strategy game called Simulcra before finding it for £7.99 about S16 in a mail-order budget bin.) Bear in mind that UK time is five hours ahead of Eastern time and eight ahead of Pacific time, so ii may pay to call at off-peak periods in more ways than one. However, my five- to ten-minute direct-dialed calls to the L K during US business hours have typically worked out to a little over SI a minute. Not too bloody ? Shabby. 4 finally, as with any embarrassment of riches, there’s bound to be a good deal of iron pyrite among the gold, so look before you leap. Check out the UK magazines first. Ask your dealer what’s good. European labels seem to release more junk than their American counterparts (perhaps because the ? AH photographs are of attual DCTV screens. Coibr
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* d puppets were moved one frame at a time on big table- top sets. Before Gumby, my experience was with cel animation, in which you work in two dimensions and don’t have to deal with the physical realities of a three-dimensional world. Abu can simply draw whatever you want (no matter how physically impossible). Attempting the same kinds of shots in three-dimensional clay anima- tion, however, would require complicated rigging. Compared with cel animation, everything is harder in clav animation. There are no walk cycles to save von hav- ing to animate every’ single frame of the walk into the scene. You constantly have to worry about gravity; characters are always falling over in mid-shot and ruining scenes. Even simple running or jumping requires that the character he suspended in mid-air with wires. (Although many animators usually settle for a ground-hugging scurry, where the character slides last, or they avoid animating the legs at all by shooting walks in a close-up.) Flying shots are extremely difficult because the character has to be suspended by wires for every frame. Although there are many tricks you can pull out of your bag, you are constantly worrying, on the one hand, whether the wires are strong enough to hold the weight of the puppet, and. On the other, whether they're thin enough not to be seen by the camera. Also, when you have a scene where the set is two tables wide and the character is light in the middle of the set, you will find yourself caught up in an exhausting ritual. Unlike cel animation, there is no “tweening” between key frames. Abu must lean over the set to move the character, walk back to the camera, shoot a frame, walk hack to the set to move the character again, and so on all day long until the shot is complete. It is back-breaking work. Tools, Character, and Set l hope this description has not scared you away from attempting clay animation. Remember, we said in the beginning that the Amiga could help you. All the problems I have listed can be solved with the Amiga. The basic tools required are a digitizer, a camcorder, and a paint program. Add a ray-tracing or other package if you want to create a 3-D background for your character (although this is not necessary if you simply use a flat background). I find A-Squared's Live! To be the easiest and fastest digitizer to use in my work. However, since this is an ? Older Amiga product, you may prefer to use NewTek's Digi-View (although you have to deal with its somewhat cumbersome filters) or almost any other framegrabber. If you work with Live!, you may find that Elans Per- j * * former also comes in handy (which I’ll talk about later). For the paint program, I use Electronic Arts' Deluxe- Figure 1. Basic guide to assembling the wire joints used in creating an armature for the model. Figure 2. The model starts with a wire armature around which only the most basic body parts are molded. Paint IV. (To locate the vendors oj products mentioned in this article, see the '‘Manufacturers Distributors‘ Addresses" list on p. 117.) Before you can animate, you must have a character. You could take the easy wav out and use some reach- J J J made action figure, but then your animation would look like those of everyone else who look the same shortcut. And il your animation is shown anywhere, it may result in a copyright violation. If you want a character that does not look like just any ready-made action figure, you can build your own clay puppet from scratch, using inexpensive armatures. You need some aluminum wire (aluminum allows for more bending than steel or copper), some Super Sculpey (commonly available at art-supply stores), two small blocks of wood, and clay. In designing your character, keep in mind that because it will be suspended, you are free from considerations of gravity and distribution of weight. So let your imagination go. Notice that the feet ol the ant in my illustrations would not support him if you stood him up on a table, but as lie will be a brush on the Amiga, he can defy the laws of physics. He could even have no legs at all and just hover above the ground. The simplest wire armature looks like a skeleton. Figure the length of the spine and cut the wire twice as long. Bend the wire back so the ends meet and twist it so it is double strength. (See Figure 1 to learn how to [iut wire joints together.) After the wire armature is built, mold the head, thorax, and abdomen out of Super Sculpey, and then fit it around the wire (see Figure
2) . These are the parts that hold their shape. For the head, use Super Sculpey only on the skull and eye holes. On the movable parts of the face, such as the mouth and cheeks, just use day. Poke a hole in the puppet where it will he suspended and put it in an oven or toaster oven for five minutes at 275 degrees. Hie Sculpey should come out hard, hut not brittle. When it cools, put the day on it. For eyes, use a package of beads from a fabric store. Sticking a toothpick in the hole in the bead and dipping it in a puddle of black paint gives you a perfect pupil for the eye. When the paint dries, poke the hole in the center of the pupil with the toothpick and place it in the eye socket. When animating, you move the eyes with a toothpick placed in the pupil. (See Figure 3 for a look at the now-completed ant.) You could use wood instead of Super Sculpey il you have the woodworking tools to shape the pieces. If you build a wooden head, thorax, and abdomen, drill holes for the individual arms and legs and the spine. The holes do not have to go dear through the wood; shorter sections of spinal wire can connect the pieces. If your animation requires a 3-1) background, use your 3-1) program to construct your set. (I used Byte by Byte's Sculpt 4D to create the background for my ant in the opening illustration. See Figure 4 for a look at the background without the character.) As the background is ray-traced, you might well ask why the character is not ray-tracecl also. It is mv con- r » » tendon that digitizing a day character can achieve more subtlety ol emotion and fluidity of animation than could he achieved by trying to do it in a ray-tracing program. Even if ray-tracing could achieve the same complexity as hands-on animation, you can animate digitized day characters ten times faster than ray- traced characters. Rav-tracing’s strength is still in creating backgrounds and props. Claymation Time! You are now ready to break the shackles of gravity with a little Amiga claymation magic. Shoot the character in simple contrast against a single background color that can he stenciled out later in DeluxePaint IV to leave just the character, which you can then save as an animbrush and placed in the scene with the Move requester. The character can also he gen locked over a previously videotaped background to save memory. You will need a frame to support your model while you shoot. Use a wire spindle with a wooden base that’s taped securely to a tabletop, and then impale the clay character on the spindle. Patting some clay around the ? Introducing Art Expression, the Amiga Illustrator Art Expression is the most powerful drawing program ever designed for the Amiga. It allows you to warp and distort text like never before. You can run text around a curve, warp it inside shapes and edit it in any way. An Expression even has color blends and shape metamorphosis! Rotate, Skew, Blend, Stretch, Fill and Edit. Text and objects are completely under your control so you can create whatever you imagine. Change colors, edit character shapes, create transparent holes, and transform objects. An Expression has the most sophisticated drawing and editing tools of any Amiga drawing program. Compatibility Art Expression can use any of the thousands of available PostScript Type 1 fonts. You can load and edit IFF DR2D, Aegis and Adobe Illustrator files for compatibility with Amiga, Mac and PC standards. Save your illustrations in DR2D or PostScript for use with PageStream, Sign Engine, ProVector and other programs. More Value Out of the Box You get a lot of value when you buy An Expression. Not only do you get the leading Amiga illustrator, you also get BME trace at no extra charge. BME allows you to touchup and crop pictures, and to convert your bitmap pictures to jaggy-free structured drawings automatically. You also get 35 PostScript fonts and two illustrated manuals with a “cookbook” of examples. And when you send in your registration card, we'll mail you a disk of more free PostScript fonts and clip art! Win an Amiga 4000! Enter the Art Expression Design Contest to be eligible to win an incredible Amiga 4000! There are lots of other great prizes, including our entire 3000 piece Graphic Library, fifty Graphic and Typeface Library volumes, plus Art Expression T-shirts! Get your copy of Art Expression and enter today! Contest details are included in the Art Expression package and are available on request. Soft-Logik Publishing • 1-800-829-8608 Circle 46 on Reader Service card. ATIA
2. 2 Only $ 249.95 Power Up from any version of Professional Draw, ProVector, Expert Draw or PageStream for only $ 125 until Dec. 31, 1992, Call for details. Art Expression and PageStream are registered trademarks or trademarks of Soft-Logik Publishing Corp. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines. All other trademarks are the properly of their respective owners. Art Expression Design Contest ends April 30.1993. hole will keep the character from moving when you don’t want it to. After framing the character in the video camera to your satisfaction, adjust Live! Accordingly. 1 like to work in interlace (Ff>) in simple color (F2). In the Live! Display menu, interlace appears numerically as 320x400. Go to the Controls menu to adjust the video signal (KG). With enough light on the subject, working with 32 colors can produce quite realistic results. You can save some memory by not turning on overscan the character will eventually be an animbrush, anyway. You could click off individual frames with the spacebar. But this is likely to interrupt your concentration, as you have to name the file and save it for every* frame. An easier way is to set the number of frames in the Capture menu and click off frames with the a kev. An excellent resource to help you learn how to shoot a clay tun cycle is Preston Blair’s Cartoon Animation (Walter Foster). Look at the page of walks and runs and bend your character’s arms and legs into the positions you see. The book shows them from the side, but you can move your character from the side while you shoot from the front or from three-quarters. When you finish shooting the cycle, save it in the Capture menu and then press F10 to play it back. It will look as though the puppet is riding an invisible bicycle. (For further help here, refer to my article, “Walking in Cycles,” on p. 55 in the 1992 AmigaWorld Video and Animation Special Issue.) Let’s Get ANIMated! The animation is now a Riff file, a lilc unique to Live!. There are two wavs to turn it into an ANIM that can he used in DeluxePaint IY If you have the time, quit Live! And return to the Workbench, where you will find the Playriff icon in the Live! Window. Double-click on Playriffto obtain a menu that allows you to load the Riff, play it, move through it frame by frame, and save individual frames as IFF files. You can then load the individual IFF files into DeluxePaint IV through the Picture menu by setting the number of frames and clicking on the first frame of the animation. Once it's loaded, you can save it as an ANIM. If the Riff is only a few frames, this method works fine. But with many frames, it can get tedious, and you can easily forget where you are. Thereby missing something. An easier method is to exit Live! And load your Riff into Flan's Performer. After assigning the Riff to a key, you can save it as an ANIM. Abu can then load it into DeluxePaint IV and clean it lip until the background is gone, leaving only the character. Now you can save it as an animbrush. Which allows you to address a major problem of movement we have neglected. Because the original puppet was suspended in midair on a spindle, there was no provision for up-and- down body movement. To achieve this, activate the Grid, setting X to 1(5 ancl Y to 1 so the brush can be moved up and down but not sideways. Load the animbrush and,s if you need assistance, look at the run in the Preston Blair book to see where the feet should be placed. Notice when the feet are in contact with the ground and when they aren’t. If you carefully lay each brush on each successive frame, you should wind up with a run that has the proper up-and-down body movement. Save it again as an animbrush and use the Move requester to move ii around the screen. Flying shots are even easier. Because the feet never make contact with the ground during the wing-flapping cycle, you avoid the extra step of registering the feet to the ground. Keep the character in motion, even when it isn't moving. If you have a shot where the character stands still, shoot three or four frames of it and play them back in random order for a moving hold. The pixels will dance and make the character look alive as opposed to the way it would appear in a dead freeze frame; also, this helps disguise the fact that you used only 32 colors. If you are using a 3-D background and you have enough memory, you can lay the character over a ray- traced background. But to save memory, I suggest recording the ray-traced background on videotape and then genlockitig the character over it. Abu can also use live action for the background. This allows you to have stop-motion characters interact with real people, as Ray Harryhausen did in such films as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, and Jason and the Argonauts. Another choice, depending on the amount of mem- on* you have, is to use Elan's Invision Plus to run vour Live! Digitizer. Abu can customize the capturing and playback modes of Live!, adding, say, (54 colors or hires. Invision Plus saves frames as AN I Ms, so you don’t have to deal with Riff conversions. These techniques provide a good image that you can achieve quickly and lake straight to videotape in real time. If you want a higher-quality image, however, try the following: After creating your animation with Live!, run your combined video of character and background through Digital Creations' DCTV. With each frame individually bumped up to 24 hits, you can transfer them to videotape with a single-frame transport controller. (You could use DCTV for your original digitizing skipping Live! Altogether but it would take much longer and consume an enormous amount of file space.) Now von know some Hollywood tricks for doing clay animation, but even Hollvwood could learn some tricks from the Amiga. ¦ Gene Hamm is a veteran animator who works for Colossal Pictures. His past credits, as you know by now. Include work on The Gumby Show. Write to him c o AmigaWorld Editorial. 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ? Workbench A SERIES THAT EXPLORES THE AMIGA’S RELEASE 2 DISK OPERATING SYSTEM Paii two takes a look at some of the sleight-of-hand While it is widely known that Release 2 of AMIGA- DOS makes Workbench more powerful, allowing you to perform almost any operation without using the CLI or Shell, few people realize that 2.0 enhances the Shell almost as much. In this and the next installment, we'll examine some of these Shell improvements. You will see that they are quite broad in scope, ranging from the Shell window, to the environment handler, to individual CLI commands. Maneuvers 2.0 lets you perform in the all-new Shell game. Shell Does Windows The Shell uses the console device for its window, and under 2.0 the default console window has a close gadget. This means that you no longer have to type END- CLI or ENDSHELL to get rid of a Shell window. You can just click on the close gadget or, if you’re a mouse hater, type the end-of-ftle character CTRL A (hold down the Control key and press the backslash key, located just under F10), In fact, the new console description can specify a number of window options, using such keywords as BY SHELDON LEEMON CLOSE (for the close gadget), NODRAG (to eliminate the drag bar), NOSIZE (to eliminate the size, zoom, and close gadgets), NOBORDER (to eliminate the border lines), and BACKDROP (to make it always appear in the back). So, if you want the system to open a fullscreen Shell window on a noninterlaced Workbench screen with no borders and close only depth-arrangement gadgets, you can use the command NEWCLI con;0 0 640 2Q0 AmigaShelI NOBORDER NOSlZE NODRAG CLOSE or enter the line window=con:0 0 640 200 AmigaShell NOBORDER NOSIZE NODRAG CLOSE in theToolTypes window on the Shell icon's Information screen. There are some other interesting ways to customize your Shell window under Release 2. Although the Shell normally uses whatever typeface you select as System ? Default Text from the Font Preferences program, you can change the font used in a single Shell window with the new SETFONT command.
I) 0 s 2 0 - I1 K I The SETFC)NT command not only allows von to use fonts in existing sizes, but to create new sizes of bitmap or Compugraphic-oulline fonts with the SCALE option. For example, “SETFONT Topaz 16 SCALE" creates a font that is twice the size of Topaz 8. If you wish, you can add a SETFONT command to vour srshell- startup file, so that all of your Shell windows come up with a font other than the system default. Under the forthcoming Workbench 2.1, you will also be able to set the keyboard mapping of each individual Shell window, using the SETKEYHOARD command. This lets you try out a foreign-language keyboard layout in a single Shell window without changing the keyboard layout used by every application in the system. Console editing has been improved in small ways, also. You can now use the standard C I RL-S key com- 4 bination to pause the screen listing and CTRL-Q to restart it. This is a welcome replacement for the nonstandard (and somewhat annoying) method of using the space key to pause and backspace to restart. Further, the console window has joined the mouse era to the extent that you can use it for copy and paste operations. Dragging the mouse across text in a console window (such as the Shell window) now highlights the text. Pressing Right Amiga-C copies the highlighted text into the clipboard device. Right Amiga-V pastes the text back into the active console window. Not only can you copy text from one Shell window and paste it to another, you can also copy text between any two applications that use a console window (suc h as the More text viewer program in the Utilities drawer, and the Ed text editor in the U directory’). This means that you can paste a directory listing from your Shell window into a document that you are editing with Ed. Using Carolyn Schcppner s Conpaste commodity, you can paste clipboard text into any application, as if il were being typed in from the keyboard. Various Variables The concept of environment variables text strings you can store and retrieve in a standard manner has been greatly extended. In addition to global variables, which are created with the SETENV command, stored in the Env: directory, and accessible via any Shell or other program, there arc now local environment variables. These, produced using the SET command, are meaningful only to the Shell in which they are created. Under 1.3, you could retrieve the text contents of an environment variable only by using the GETENV command. Under 2.0, however, putting a dollar sign in front of the name of an environment variable instructs the Shell to replace the sign and variable name with the text contents of that variable. For example, if you create an environment variable named Editor with the command SETENV editor Memacs then any program can tell that your preferred editing program is Memacs. Moreover, any Shell command that uses the expression Seditor will have that expression replaced by the string “Memacs". I herefore, if a Shell command or script uses the line RUN Seditor textfile the Memacs program will be run, and it will load textfile. II you decide at some future time that you prefer another text editor, you can use SETENV to change the Editor variable to the name of that program. Then your script will run the new program, even though you have not altered the script. 1 bis example was not chosen at random, by the way. Under 2.0, the global variable “Editor" is recognized by some of the Workbench programs such as More. If you set this variable to the pathname of your text editor, More allows you to bring up the program to edit the current file by pressing Shift-E. Under Workbench 2.0, there are a number of significant local environment variables that are automatically set for you, or that you can set yourself . These include Process, which holds the process number of the current Shell; RC, which holds the return code of the last command that was executed; and Result2, which contains the error code for the last command. You can use RC to examine return codes without using the IF WARN and IF FAIL commands that are available only in script files. If you are not familiar with all of the DOS error codes that Result2 may return (and who is?), you can use the FAULT command to interpret them (just type "FAULT §Result2”). Workbench 2.0 also sets up a couple of global environment variables called Kickstart and Workbench, which contain the version numbers of the Kickstart and Workbench that you are using. A new local environment variable, Echo, borrows a feature f rom MS-DOS. Entering "SET Echo ON" causes each command line of a script file to print before execution. If you set Echo to anything else (or don’t set it at all), you will not see the commands as they are executed. Turning Echo on is a good way to debug scripts that don’t work, as the faulty command line prints at about the same time that the error message appears. Got a Match? Another Shell option expanded under 2.0 is pattern matching, which allows you to specify a number of files at one time by similarities in their file names. One of the handiest of these new patterns is the tilde character (~), which acts as a NOT operator. Under the old system. It was easy to list all of the icon files (the names of which end in .info), fait not so easy to list all of the files except the icon files. Now, you caneasily perform this latter task with the command "DIR ~( ?.info).” Another new pattern uses the dash character to separate a range of letters between brackets. To list all of the tiles in the C: directory that start with the letters a j through c. for example, you could use the command “DIR C:[a-cJ ?." Finally, 2.0 has added the ability to use the asterisk as a “replace anything” character, just as it is used in MS-DOS. To maintain compatibility, however, this feature is available only when activated by a program such as the public-domain Wildstar or Starburst programs. These examples are only a few of the many Shell changes. In the next column I’ll discuss more, including the backtick feature and some of the powerful new options that were added to the CLI commands themselves. See you then. ¦ Sheldon hrmon. A respected authority on the Amiga, is currently finishing a book about Workbench 2.0. You can find him at Slipped Disk, a Detroit-area Amiga dealership. A good grasp of the basic principles of 3-D design will get amateur animators moving in the right direction. Fact of life: Computer-generated 3-D animation is everywhere. Just turn on your television, and you will find abundant evidence. Computer-generated animations are used in the nightly news, commercials, openings to programming, sports, and, of course, on Ml A’. While most of these animations are still created on high-end animation workstations, the increase in demand for this type of work has opened new possibilities for the desktop 3-1) animator. With dramatic new developments in Amiga hardware and software plus the fact that what is created on the Amiga is much easier and cheaper to output to video Amiga-generated 3-D is clearly competitive with that produced on dedicated workstations. The demand for all this new razzle-dazzle also underlines an even more important demand: the need for better and more sophisticated computer graphic design. So, before we all scurry off like lemmings to jump headlong into 3-D graphics and animation, let’s take a few moments to cover some design concepts you may find useful in developing your 3-D animations. (You may also wish to review a similar article that Phil Fitzpatrick wrote for Amiga World's Febrnaiy '92 issue on 2-D graphics see “Amiga Image-Making: Creative Methodology and Graphics Technolog) ' p. 30. Much of the material on general design is applicable to 3-D, as well.) (To locate vendors of the products mentioned in this article, see the “Manufacturers' Listrihutors' Addresses" list on j). 117.) Advance Planning The first principle of 3-D design might best be characterized as “predesign" planning, which involves several different factors, lb begin with, you need a good understanding of the entire 3-1) animation proc ess. In general, 3-D animation is a considerably greater task than 2-D animation. You have to function as a one-person movie producer, director, actor, lighting technician, set designer, editor, and even janitor! To wear all these hats, you must have a thorough understanding of the program or programs you are using. Therefore, you need to practice regularly with your software so that you can master each of these different roles within the capabilities of that software. Every experiment will show you new ways to accomplish new types of effects or shortcuts. When you have a project in hand, the next step is to plan as much in advance as you can. For example, if you have clients who want their logo turned into a 3- D animation, talk to them first about their expectations, see if they have video of other logos they like, and get the object approved before starting any animation. Often, ideas in a client's mind are dramatically different from the ultimate output you will produce. In addition, try to get models or pictures of the real objects as a help in verifying scale and proportions. You should also realize that your 3-D creations are going to be viewed on a 2-D surface. This is true whether your eventual output formal is video, computer presentation, or even prim. This means that your design must take into account movement within a 3-D space and the capability to show that space to your viewer on a 2-D surface. Your predesign planning can become the critical element in your project. Object Lessons Object design is the next key element in 3-D animation. If object creation is not your strong point, the good news is that the growing demand for 3-D animation is stimulating the market for 3-D clip objects in much the same way that desktop publishing created a market demand for ready-to-use clip art. If you do not have the talent or time to create objects from scratch, you can still utilize 3-D objects in your animation projects. (See the relevant 3-D sections in AmigaWorld's clip-art buyer's guide, “Art in an Instant,“ Jul. ’92, p. 30, for source material.) Whether you use predesigned objects or create them yourself, there are some rules of thumb you should fob J j low: Always try to break down the object into the smallest detail necessary for the project. For instance, when creating an automobile, it is easier to create the tires separately from die hub caps. Also, add only as much detail as required. Again referring to the automobile example, if the animation is above and around the car, the detailed tread on each tire is not essential. Ifvour j focus is on a victim being run over by the car. You may want that tread detail in a close-up view, I he question of how much detail is reallv necessary is one that is frequently debated by 3-D artists, because more detail adds substantially to rendering time; yet, it is often subtle, highly detailed items that lend realism to the overall presentation. It can be that extra wall socket or floor molding that adds warmth and believ- ability to your images. If your modeling program or module does not have all the tools you require, there are programs that convert objects from one format to another for use in a variety of situations. One such is Axiom Software's Pixel 3D, which is also very useful for tracing an IFF image and creating 3-D extruded objects from the outline. In addition, the program can retain color information as well as create bevels on objects a handy feature when you are creating logos. Another useful program in this respect is duBois Animation s AniMa- trix. Which is a dedicated modeler for designing in real-time perspective. The Right Look and Feel There is a second aspect to the object-creation process that requires equally careful attention and planning. After you create vonr object’s shape, you must define its surface(s). This process is called image or texture mapping. 1 here are several different kinds of mapping, each one with its own set of procedures and techniques. (For a good introduction to texture mapping, see the article “‘Mapping’ New Worlds," Feb. 92, p. 50.) For our purposes, let’s take a look at one surface texture avidly sought in today’s 3-D market, but difficult to execute ell'ectively: metals. In general, an object like a logo with a metallic surface will look more impressive if it is moving as in the popular flying logo rather than stationary. This is because we see the reflections and the colors changing as the object moves. Why then are metals so hard to create? The reason lies with those reflections. Metals may have their own inherent colors, hut we recognize them as metals because they reflect the environment around them. Oneway to achieve this effect with your computer-generated creations is to simulate reflections of real-world images on your 3-D objects through careful and often painstaking mapping techniques. A hint for working with metals is to make sure that you have set some amount of reflection shine on the surface of your object (some programs may require additional settings) and that von also have a proper environment (colors, images, objects, textures, and so forth) that the object can reflect. In addition, pay attention to variations in the colors of your objects. Take a look at print ads or billboards that use gold or chrome letters. Each letter will he made up of at least three colors. The bottom part will be dark, the top a lighter shade, and the middle a hand of very light color. Keep this in mind when you establish your environment. Many times you will not need to do any time- consuming ray tracing, as programs like NewTek's LightWave and Impulse's Imagine provide environmental mapping without ray tracing. (For a detailed look at reflection-mapping techniques* see '’Reflection- Mapping Magic," 1992 Amiga World Special Issue, p. 69.) Getting away from metals and reflection mapping, there are a host of Other surfaces that can help lend realistic detail to your 3-1) objects. Examine the range of texture-mapping functions offered by different 3-1) programs to see which ones offer the kinds of surfaces you want. Some textures are easy to create, while others require difficult manipulation of your program. 11 you find you are having trouble creating your own, there are quite a number ol ready-made textures and backgrounds available. Start your search by referring to the “Art in an Instant” buyer's guide cited earlier in the article and to the sidebar on ready-made textures in the ‘“Mapping1 New Worlds11 article mentioned above in this section. Getting Your Message Across For some people, the next key design element the story- may be something they might wish to concentrate on before they create objects and worry about surface textures. Fine. Yet, there are also cases like producing an animated sequence with a client’s logo where you need to create the objects with which you will be working before you start planning what you will do with them. So you are now ready to put your objects together into a story' that will convey a message. Your message is very important and needs careful thought and planning whether your project involves entertainment, a business presentation, an advertising campaign, or pure artistic expression. Also, remember that you are creating this animation for a viewer, so keep your viewer in mind as you design the movements. A standard animation technique to use here is to create “storyboards." These may be as formal or informal i as needed, but you should plot the basic sequence of your objects and their movements in some fashion before your proceed. It will save you production time in the long run. Aou can do your storyboards as hand drawings, or you can even use a paint program like Electronic Arts DeluxePaint IV to sketch out the storyline. Often as you jot down elements of your story, you will see in advance that certain things you thought would work are physically impossible (like having two objects pass through each other when you actually wanted to have them collide). Or, you may discover that other 4 4 things you wanted to try will take more work than they ate worth. Storyboards are also useful in helping clients to visualize their ideas (which often leads to revisions on their part) before you have gone to the trouble of producing a full animation, A storyboard will assist you in matching your action with the feeling you wish to create in the viewer. For example, if you want the animation to be very exciting, you may need to speed up the movement of your objects. With, say, a flying logo, however, you do not want ? MDAY-NIGHT IATE MOVIE to fly it in and out so fast that the viewer cannot recognize it. Good storyboarding will also help you manage and coordinate for maximum effect the wide variety of mo- * tion elements you have at your disposal object movement, camera movement, placement and variation of lights, surface changes in objects, and so on. If you combine too many changes in these elements, you can easily overwhelm the viewer and defeat the purpose. Natural Rhythm Understanding the subtleties of natural motion is another key consideration in creating good 3-D anima- A storyboard will assist you in matching your action with the feeling you wish to create in the viewer. Tion. Movement should be smooth and realistic, not jerky and artificial. One of the main reasons that some computer animations seem to jerk is because of “specific placement.” While animations may also be jerky because of too much motion in too few frames, or because of slow playback time, specific placement is often the major culprit. By specific placement, I mean that all the objects in each frame are rendered in perfect clarity. However, when you are shooting film or video of real subjects, the media moves at specific frame rates (24 fps and 30 fps, respectively), recording whatever is on the other side of the lens. If the subject is moving faster than the shutter, then a single frame of film video will contain a blurred image with streaks trailing off in a direction opposite to that of the movement. This phenomenon, called motion blur; tends to smooth out the motion of fast-moving objects. Motion blur can be simulated with image-processing packages to serve as an effective technique for creating smoother, more realistic animations. This requires more work and possibly more rendering on your part, but it can add significantly to the quality of your animations. The logo sequence in the illustration opening this article is an example of motion blur. The easiest way to create motion blur is to use a program, such as Black Belt Systems' Imagemaster, that has its own Motion Blur special effect. Abu can specif)' the direction and the extent of the effect and then use the processed frames as interim frames between the actual rendered images to create smooth movement. Another and more realistic- method of creating motion blur is to rentier two or three extra frames between each specific position frame, and then use ASDG's AD Pro 2 or Imagemaster to composite the interim frames. If you have two frames, use a composite mix of 50%; if you have three frames, use 50% for the second and 33% for the third, so that each will have an equal mix in the total. If you have Arexx, you can use scripts that will process an entire series of frames for you. An additional hint relating to compositing is that you can always add in static backgrounds after the rendering. Most programs allow you to add a backdrop picture, so if you render without the background and add it later, you will save time and gain flexibility. For instance, il a client really likes the logo and the animation movement, hut has trouble deciding on a marble or ocean background, you can render the object over a black background in the 3-1) program and then composite the frames together once the client has made a decision. Over and Output Although output is the final step in the process, it is important to plan during the predesign stage what medium videotape or film and what method you will use. As you create your animation, you will be making choices as to colors, resolutions, and so forth that can affect your output options. Resources are also a major consideration in determining your final output. Some methods may require some pretty expensive equipment. Almost all animations shown on television arc single-frame. This means that each frame of the animation is recorded to film or tape one frame at a time. In order to do this, you must have single-frame recording equipment that can guarantee tiie level of accuracy required. (For information on single-frame recorders, see “Precision Control,” 1992 Amiga World Special Issue, p. 38.) II you are going to output your animations in true 24-bit color, then you will also need a display buffer that can handle such output. Currently, 24-bit animations must be recorded using the single-frame process. If you plan to create ANIM files to output your animation in real time on the Amiga, you will have to create IFF-displayable frames prior to creating the AN I Ms. Nearly all 3-D programs will do this for you; however, I recommend that you render the frames in 24-bit and use an image-processing program to create IFF-displayable images. Without exception, the results will be far superior. Quality 3-D animation work results from good 3-D design principles. If you’re willing to apply those principles to every aspect of your project -from planning and creating your objects to executing their movements then you will have a better chance ol achieving a successful 3-D animation. Programs currently available on the Amiga can produce results equal to many of the best professional effects created on high- end animation workstations. There are no limits to where your imagination can take you. ¦ Steven Blaize is owner of Creative Fire, a multimedia-pre- sentalion company, and co-owner of the graphics development company, Texture City. He is an author and consultant on Amiga and MS-DOS platforms as well as the assistant director of the Amiga Video-Graphics Guild. Write to him do .AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Ask Amiga 3-1) artists what they want most, and they are likely to request a method for importing real-world 3-D data into their computers. Building photorealistic, complex 3-D models from scratch can he likened to sculpting with air. A technique can easily he visualized, hut it is often impossible to do il on a practical level. There are plenty of stock 3-D models available commercially (see “Art in an Instant,” p. 30, July ’92, for a sampling). But where can you turn when your collection does not contain the precise model you need? Dimensionally Yours You can literally put yourself into your 3-D productions without spending an arm and a leg. This digitizing-project tutorial shows you how. The path to obtaining customized, accurate 3-D point-data models (also known as object-range maps) has multiple branches. If you have plenty of money, you can buy a magnetic or acoustic 3-D range- finder ($ 3500 to $ 13,500) and digitize objects point by point. You can also rent time on a laser-scanning machine at ap- p rox i m a t eIy $ 250 per hour (or buy one at prices ranging from S40K-$ 80K!), and then convert the output to Amiga format. Another option is to hire a service that offers custom 3-D digitizing. (See the sidebar entitled “Where the Pros Go” for details on these options and their relation to the Amiga.) For those who have more time than money. I've developed a labor-intensive method for accurately digitizing 3-D point data. It's the least expensive of all the options, and you can use it quite effectively for creating 3-D models of the human face, head, and other body parts. Contained in my met hod are techniques for obtaining casts that you can use in several other digitizing methods. Sliced Pumpkin Most Amiga 3-D modeling and rendering programs support a form of “skinning” cross-sectional data. Imagine a vertical blade making many parallel slices across the width of an airplane wing from leading to trailing edge. These cross sections vary from one to the next as the wing tapers and twists, giving the wing its ultimate con figuration. The skin is then wrapped around, completely covering them. E m ploying this same design philosophy, you can create 3-D objects from 2-D pieces with the tise ofYour Ami- * ga. When you import cross-section data via a 2- D digitizer or scanner into an Amiga 3-D modeling program, you can reassemble and “skin" them over to create an accurate 3-1) model. While taking cross- sectional data directly is very hard on the human head (I don't suggest you attempt it on yourself!), there is a way to get that data without doing yourself am permanent damage, ? BY KIRBY CARMICHAEL 3 - I) I) I (i I I I Z I (i Although I gave up the Shakespearean stage some years ago, I have since found a use for some of the prosthetic makeup techniques I regularly employed. By combining these with airplane coniposite-constmction techniques. I’ve found a 3-1) data-point digitization method that's easy on the wallet and accurate enough to model a recognizable human head. I’ll describe the technique brielly and then delve into the details. To begin with, you must create a mold of a human head or face, using a substance called Moulage (manufactured by Douglas &Sturgess). You then remove the mold and pour into it either liquid foam or a wax- based substance called Posmoulage (also from Douglas & Sturgess). When the foam or Posmoulage sets, strip the female mold from the cast head and mount the cast in front ol a video camera hooked up to a digitizer, such as DCTV (Digital Creations) or DigiView (NewTek). (To locate the vendors of the products mentioned. See the “Manufacturers' Distributors* Addresses" list on p. 117.) If you have used Posmoulage, backlight the head so that the Hat cross sections are noticeably darker than the rest of the head. Use a hot wire to slice oil a thin sheet parallel to the lens ol your video camera. Move the head toward the camera the thickness of the slice, and repeat. If you have created a foam cast, spray it lightly with dark paint to contrast with the foam. Use a tamper's ring saw or a piece ol handsaw mounted in a rectangular frame to slice cross sections. (Do not use a hot wire on loam; burning foam releases hydrocyanic gases!) Digitize each slice of your cast and use the line-art or edgc-dctcction feature of your image-processing program to extract the cross-sectional data from each image. Then, import the cross sections into a 3-D modeling program via software such as Pixel 3D (Axiom Software) or the Convert IFF II.BM function in the Detail editor of Imagine (Impulse). Assemble your cross sections in the 3-D modeling program by “stacking” them, separated by appropriate distances. Then, either skin the cross-sections over or construct polygons amongst them. Vchii result is a wire-frame model of your subject’s head, reach for the detail work of adding textures, colors, animation, and rendering. Project Specifics Moulage is a nontoxic, reusable gelatinous material that becomes liquid when heated in a double boiler. In its liquid state, it can he poured over the face, becoming, when cool, a linn and rubbery mold. You can insert rubber tubes or straws into your subject’s nostrils to facilitate breathing. Hut it is actually quite easy to leave nostril openings when applying the Moulage hv hand. The process is quite simple and is adequately explained in detail in the instructions that come with the product. Having your fac e molded in Moulage is a verv pleasant experience unless you're claustrophobic. It's quite a hit like* getting a facial all warm and relaxing and quiet. I've actually had subjects fall asleep while I applied it. Having your entire head, as opposed to only your face, encased in a Moulage mask can bring on throat- constricting fantasies of suffocation. Ask my wife, Carol, who was kind enough to pose for the accompanying pictures. She has instructed me to inform you that you should keep talking to your subject throughout the process, especially in die latter stages. Unless you already have a proportional 3-D model of a head from which you can cut and paste, I suggest you do mold the entire head the first time you try this process. After the first time, you may find it easier to make a mold ol just the lace and ears, and then model the rest of the head with your 3-D software. Without a reference, though, it is extremely difficult to position the crown and jaw. For either type of cast, laminating wire* screening into the Moulage before it sets ensures a mold stiff enough for the next step. An alternative 1 use is to lay plaster- cast bandages cut in short strips and soaked in warm water over the Moulage. The supportive bandages actually rolls of gauze that have been impregnated with plaster ol paris set up very quickly. 11 you are molding an entire head in one piece, you'll have to slice the mold once to remove it from vour subject's head. The material slices like butter, so use a dull blade. (This is one time when it is important to talk to your subject. The feel of the knife on the tip of Carol's ear at this stage so startled her that she nearlv suffered a Van Gogh handicap.) The Moulage mold releases quite easily when von gentlv pull upon it. If your subject’s hair is embedded in it, however, the situation can become a hit, well, hairy. Mustaches are not really a problem, hut I suggest slicking hack facial hair with petroleum jelly. I covered Carol's hair with kitchen cellophane before applying the Moulage. Once you've removed it. Vou must paste the head mold hack together with Moulage. Or. Il you're using plaster bandages for reinforcement, with short strips of bandage. Next, you must cast the head. Douglas & Sturgess has expertise in p tumble forms and the use of a hot wire. The company's Posmoulage is a wax-based substance that picks up subtle details in the Moulage. Rigid Foam 25R is the firm's two-component, liquid system for producing rigid polyurethane foam suitable for casting. Another foam-casting material is Tap Plas- tics' X-40. W hile it provides for smooth surfaces, - 40 does not produce uniformly small air bubbles, so you’ll need to clean up the resulting cross-sections and mav not get the kind of detail other foams oiler. With either loam, four ounces each of Farts A and B produce more than enough lor a lull head cast. Mix the two parts of either system according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then pour the foam into the Moulage mold. Be* aware that any water on the Moulage will affect the casting. It will show on the Fosmoulage head and will actually a fleet the curing of the foam. ? DAVID SMOOT, A Hollywood director and a manager at the Sony Video Institute, recently said to me, “Terminator 2 is the standard by which your videos are judged." He didn’t qualify that statement by limiting it to professional videos, either. WHERE THE PROS GO Since your 3-D animations dumped to video will be judged by those standards, why not use the same equipment and techniques the T2 team used to create those outstanding special effects? I'll describe the high- end digitizing units available, and then tell you about a couple of companies that make them accessible to Amiga users. Digitizing Hardware Cyberware manufactures optical 3-D digitizers (around S50K-80K) that have been used to create effects for movies such as T2. Batman Returns, and The Abyss. They take 3-D point data via laser rangefinding, resulting in surface geometry files containing about 256,000 vertices, and also digitize surface color data at the same time to produce 24- bit color texture maps to a resolution of 512x512. Cyberware models 3030 MS and 3030 PS digitize 3-D surface data at the rate of 15,000 points per second and a typical resolution of one point per millimeter (maximum resolution is five points per millimeter). Both use a “cylindrical scan" system so that they can take front, back, and side data. Ic-resonance, and son- ic-digitizing hardware. Viewpoint has Science Accessories and Polhe- mus units, and access to a Cyberware unit. The firm has also developed a portable optical digitizer that does not have the object-size lim- The face of Fred Mack: Cyberware itations of other systems digitized, Imagine rendered. Polhemus. A company well- known in the virtual-reality industry. Makes a magnetic rangefinding 3-D digitizer consisting of a black box and a probe. To digitize, you manually select data points. (For feasible scanning of a living subject, you must make a cast.) Although selecting several thousand data points by hand can be tedious, the Polhemus device offers resolution equaled by no other digitizer. Science Accessories manufactures a 3-D digitizer based on time-of-flight sound rangefinding. Named the GP8 Three-Dimensional Sonic Digitizer, it is suitable for digitizing the contents of up to a nine-foot cube. The unit consists of two black boxes and eight sparkplug-like emitters, as well as four microphones set square to each other on the XY-plane and a ten-foot cable tipped with a probe. The probe must be placed on each point to be digitized, and it must be on a clear line of sight from at least two microphones. Software computes the XYZ coordinates to a resolution of .01 cm. Viewpoint a custom 3-D digitizing firm, has extensive experience on most optical, magnet- and has an accuracy of about one-tenth of an inch. Viewpoint personnel travel extensively with this setup, often using it to digitize cars and airplanes on a custom basis. Viewpoint can keep custom digitizing priced relatively low because of the resale value of the digitized objects. The company has an extensive library of 3-D objects (running about S200-S500 each) and will sell packages composed of any of them in any format the customer requests. In addition, Viewpoint sells prepackaged objects in the 3-D Studio and Topaz formats. (Company reps were also seen talking to Allen Hastings of Lightwave and Videoscape 3D fame at SIGGRAPH this year.) A call to Viewpoint will net you a comprehensive catalog detailing goods, services, and pricing. Amiga-Bound DuBois Animation offers a version of Animatrix Modeler that contains a module allowing the direct use of a Polhemus device. To enter a point in Animatrix Modeler, you simply place the digitizer’s stylus on the object and press the Amiga's space bar. With the newest Polhemus digitizer starting at about $ 3500, this avenue is within the reach of many professionals. Fred Mack, a Bay Area animator and programmer, uses Cyberware’s equipment on a regular basis and has written his own utility to convert raw Cyberware data into data directly acceptable by Imagine. The accompanying image, which is in fact Mack’s own face, was created in this way and rendered in Imagine. (He has also used his Amiga to create animation for Cyberware’s SIGGRAPH display.) Mack is available for custom digitizing of real 3-D objects and conversion to both Amiga and PC formats. K.C.a When the east has set. Remove the mold, and you’ll have an accurate reproduction of your subject’s head or lace. You'll quite likely destroy the Moulage mold in removing it. Ihe Moulage is reusable, however, so this is not a continuing expense. Perfect Pieces I he slicing device consists ol an 11-shaped frame across which you place either a hot wire (stainless-steel wire attached to a piece of zip cord and a dimmer switch) or a ring saw (wire with embedded abrasive), depending on the cast material. The hot wire slices the wax- based ftismoulagc: the ring saw slices foam. See Figure l for details of how to build the device. WIRE ROD = guides for hot wire) Figure 2: Jig detail. It is essential to keep the wire taut while slicing; sagging wire will not produce parallel cross sections. Placing a spring at the end of the wooden I I-framc opposite the wire helps. For hot-wire slicing, plug the dimmer switch into a wall socket and adjust it to heat the stainless steel. The wire is not hot enough when it will not cut smoothly, and is too hot when it starts to glow red or sag. To accurately slice your cast into cross sections, you need some way to solidly position it so that you can move it a predetermined amount between slices, because the “blade” works best when it is pulled down a parallel set of runners (thus assuring a plane that is always parallel to the camera lens), you must he able to move the table mount for the cast between the runners after each slice is made. An upside-down piece of ceramic tile works fine. It has parallel edges, and its tex- tured bottom provides a good surface upon which to solidly epoxy the head. Examine the drawing of the jig I’ve constructed to serve these purposes (Figure 2). Once you have sliced off a piece, move the table forward the thickness of your next slice and digitize the surface. A metalworker's scale epoxied onto the side of the jig allows von to accurately move the table a specified amount. As long as you move the table the same distance every slice, the scale of the cross sections will remain constant. I used DCTV and a camcorder to digitize each cross- section. As always, the more careful you are in setting up your lights, the better will be the picture you produce. And the better the picture, the easier it will he for your image-processing program to extract a clear cross-sectional outline using its edge-detection or I incart function. I suggest that you light the background with fill lights. With two hack lights, the limited contrast ratio available with video will ensure that the cut plane remains dark while the background is very light. Pixel 3D is my program of choice for converting the IFF outlines into a suitable 3-D object. I he ins and outs of your particular 3-D modeling program are up to you. Excluding camera, computer equipment and software. The total cost of materials for this project is around $ 75 (see the “Parts and Prices” box for specific breakdowns). Of course, your time is a bigger investment, but vour results will be truly rewarding and truly unique. Future Forms On the horizon is an alternative method for creating 3-D models that’s still within the reach of most Amiga users. It will require about the same amount of time .is the method I have presented, but employs an altogether different process. Coining from duBois Animation (creator of the An- imatrix 3-1) modeler) is an option in the form ol a program tentatively tilled Animatrix Digitizer. I his program requires a digitizing or drawing tablet and a still camera for high-resolution digitizing. The software is based on simple trigonometry and allows for highcr- resolution work than many other methods. With it. You can translate any size static or dynamic object into 3- D digital-point data. ? Finally... affordable high-resolution hand scanners for your Amiga! Alfa Data introduces the AlfaScan and AlfaScan-Plus hand scanners. AlfaScan and AlfaScan-Plus connect to your Amiga 500, A2000 or A3000 parallel port and allow you to scan images in up to 256 grayscales (standard AlfaScan supports 128 grayscales) in resolutions ranging from 100 to 400 dots per inch. Both AlfaScan and AlfaScan-Plus come complete with parallel adapter, A C adapter and new Scan&Save-Plus software featuring real-time on-screen scan display and complete WorkBench 2.0 style user interface. Requires AmigaDOS 1.2 or higner and a minimum of 1MB RAM ALFA DATA For more information, contact your nearest Amiga' dealer. Dealer inquiries welcome 109 South Duncan Rood - Post Office Box 6990 • Champaign. Illinois 61821 Telephone: (217)356-1962 ¦ Fax:(217)356-4312 Amiga, Warkflench and AmigaDOS are registered trademarks of Commodore-Amiga, Inc Commodore is a registered trademark ol Commodore Electronics. Ltd Cifde 191 on Reader Service card 3 - I) I) I i I I I Z I (i ! Lie method is simple; I first read about it in Synthetic Actors in Computer-Generated 3D Films, by Thalmann & Thalmann (1990, Springer-Verlag). You begin hv painting or marking enough points on an inanimate object, model, or cast of an object to establish the needed resolution, and then numbering each point clearly. Mm then mount the object or model on a turntable (a lazy Susan works well), set tip a si ill camera containing line- grain film, and take a picture of the object. (The still camera must be close enough that the number lor each point will be visible on the resulting photo.) Rotating the object up to (50 degrees, yon then lake another picture. Making sure both pictures contain all the points you want to digitize in one view of the object. Once you've developed them, mount the two pictures on a digitizing tablet and enter the individual point pairs into Animatrix Digitizer using the tablet s pen. The program uses trigonometry operating from the rotation angle of the object for each picture to compare the different picture locations oI the point pairs. It then assigns each point a position in 3-D space. You may have to repeat this procedure three or four times and merge the resulting objects to create a 360-degree model. AH this goes to show that photorealistic 3-D images and animations are within the creative realm of all Amiga artists, whether more wealthy in money or in time. ¦ Kirby Carmichael is a principal oj HuizW'ord MultiMedia, a west-coast multimedia consulting, animation, and video studio. Write to him at 411 Ileat iclijj Dr., Ricijica, C.A 94044, PARTS AND PRICES Plywood (3 8x18x18 inches). It runs about S2 at any lumberyard, but you’ve probably got it lying around somewhere. Countertop cutout. This material is very flat, much more so than standard plywood, and you can probably get it for free from a lumberyard that cuts countertops. The lumberyard makes the cutout to install a sink, and routinely discards the cutout material. Wood glue. A small bottle cost me $ 1.55 at a hardware store. Ring saw or fishing leader wire. The former is available for $ 5.89 at a camping store. 20-gauge stainless-steel fishing leader wire costs about $ 2 from a bait shop or discount store. Either will serve as your “blade,” depending on your casting method. Wire rod. One 36-inch piece costs about 89c and is available at any hardware store. Cut in two and glued onto the uprights,it will serve as runners to guide the cutting wire. Mini alligator clips (2). I recommend Radio Shack's Cat. No. 270-372A; they are $ 1.89 each. With the hot-wire method, standard alligator clips weaken the “blade" at the point of contact because electrolysis occurs between the two metals under current. This causes the hot stainless-steel wire eventually to break under tension and possibly fly back and hit you in the face. Because Radio Shack's clips feature a round curve in the contact area, they are much less likely to break the hot wire. Turnbuckle. The turnbuckle allows you to achieve proper cutting-wire tension. It costs S1.80 at hardware stores. Spring. Cost; about 50c at a hardware store. Nails (3). Negligible cost. Ceramic tile. Tile with a hexagonal back that absorbs tile cement costs $ 3 or $ 4 at your local tile store. Runner tile. Four pieces of ceramic runner tile for the jig runners costs about 50c each at a tile store. Tile adhesive. About S3. Moulage. Douglas & Sturgess is the manufacturer of Moulage, and to my knowledge, its only source. It runs $ 25 for five pounds. Plastic screen wire or plaster-cast bandages. Depending on the method you use to reinforce the mold, obtain the former from a hardware store or the latter from a medical-supply house or pharmacy. Wettable plaster bandages cost about $ 4.50 for a 4-inch roll. Posmoulage or pourabte foam. Depending on the method you use for casting, Posmoulage is available from Douglas & Sturgess at $ 30 for 10 lbs. You can get foam in one-quart kits from Douglas & Sturgess ($ 18) or Tap Plastics ($ 12.80) to make 1XU cubic feet. Zip cord. This is for the Posmoulage hot-wire approach only. Buy ten feet at your local hardware store for about 20c a foot, or butcher a $ 3 extension cord. Rheostat or household dimmer. This is for hot-wire method only. The household dimmer switch works very well because it can be attached directly to the hot-wire frame. Buy one at any hardware store for $ 10, or cannibalize your game room dimmer switch (only after you’ve opened the appropriate circuit breaker!). ? An AW correspondent pumps lis subject for answers to ten common questions about Arexx. 1 Amiga World: What the heck is Arexx, and why would I need it, anyway? Arexx: Arexx is a language like BASIC! Or C or Pascal that is used to write programs that control your computer. The programs are simple text files, editable by any text editor or word processor, which are then “interpreted” in real time as they are run. The Amiga version of the REXX language is a commercial product sold (and programmed) by William S. Hawes. Commodore is including Arexx free with the 2.04 and later releases of the operating system. If you buy it separately, ii sells in the mail-order houses for less than $ 30, and (in my humble opinion) is well worth the money. Eel me try to give you the short answer on why you need it. Work with, but much more flexible and powerful.
• It replaces BASIC for those little “Eve got a job to do, and I want it programmed quick” kind of problems, and through the use of external libraries it can take over for most of the “bigger'1 tasks you might previously have done using BASIC.
• It acts as a go-between to let other programs exchange information program A sending data through Arexx to program B, and maybe back again. This interprocess communication makes possible the automation of all sorts of things, and it will become more and more useful and important as more and more programs become “ARexx-compatible.” 2 AW: “Function Not Found!” errors! Explain this library business, okay? AR: This can be a confusing area. Some libraries come with ? R A 11 " ft j 1 1 Arexx, some don't . Some should be loaded by you, and some definitely should not. Arexx conies with two libraries standard: the rexxsvslib.library and the able. Which brings up one of the most powerful features of Arexx: its ability to access commands from libraries or even other running programs. The best advice I can give you for adding new libraries is “read the does** for each one. The author should tell you if it needs to be loaded and, if you’re lucky, include an example of the preferred method. 3 AW: How con I find out if my script is being used with the new 2.0 OS? AR: 'fry out the following routine: a = SHOWLIST('L7exec.library', A') * get library address * The best advice can give you for adding new rexxsupport.library. The firsi is loaded automatically by the “rexxmast” program that runs in your startup- sequence, but the support lib needs to be loaded by you before the functions in it can be called by Arexx. Functions in the rexxsupporl.1 ibrary include SHO VDIR(), SIIGYVLISTO, STATEFO, OPENPOR f(), CLOSE- PORI’O, and the message-handling routines like WAITPKTQ and GETPKTQ. Nes is As you can see, there is a lot of good stuff in there, so t his library is often needed. The mere fact that it exists in libs: is not enough; you have to tell Arexx that you want to make it available for use. Abu can do this in your slartup-sequence by adding a line such as "read the does" for each one. Rx "CALL ADDLIBf'roxxsupport. Libra ry 0,-30,0)"
• •• DO NOT load the 'rexxsyslib.library'! *** Among the freely distributable Arexx-compatible libraries, the rexxarplib.library, written by Willy Langeveld. Is probably the most widely used. It adds screens, windows, gadgets, and graphics to the Arexx arsenal of commands. This is how you can quickly get a nice Graphic User Inferfacc up and running with a minimum of fuss. If you use the rexxarplib (and lots of demo programs do), the rexxarplib.library (and possibly the rexxmath- lib.library) needs to be loaded, but the arp.library and the screen share, library, although required for the rexxarplib to work, should not be loaded. (They are loaded automatically when needed.) To accomplish this, add the following: rx "CALL ADDLIB('rexxmathlib.library',0,-30,0)" rx "CALL ADDLIB('rexxarplib.library',0,-30,0)" DO NOT load the 'arp.library' or the 'screenshare.library'! ** There are other Arexx-compatible libraries avail * add 20 to address * c = IMPORT(b,2) * get 2 chars from that address * d = C2D(c) * and turn them into a decimal number * IF d >= 37 THEN SAY 'WorkBench 2.x version V'd ELSE SAY 'WorkBench 1.3 (or less) version V'd -l AW: I've heard you soy that routines could be written that would somehow “TRAP " errors, and show me the offending code. Show me! AR: The followimg will automatically display the line in your code that Arexx is having a problem with, as well as the lines on either side of the probable error line. The internal Arexx “Special” variable RG will bold the error number and SIGL will hold the line number where the signal occurred. First, turn on the required feature by putting this line near the top of your Arexx program: SIGNAL ON SYNTAX Then, at the bottom ol your program add: EXIT I* we don't want to accidentally execute this routine * SYNTAX: * denotes a "label", can be CALLed or SIGNALed * SAY 'SYNTAX ERROR:' RC ERRORTEXT(RC) * built-in English messages * SAY SOURCELINE(SIGL-I) SAY SOURCELINE(SIGL) * = = this line SHOULD be the error * SAY SOURCELINE(SIGL+1) EXIT If you replace the EXIT with RETURN, it will force the program to continue from the point of the error. This is dangerous in most circumstances, because you don't know what the syntax error might have been. I here could be times when all you want to do is trap the signal (if the user presses BREAK_C, for example), so that the program can exit gracefully, saving data, and so forth. In that case, you might have the BRFAK_C: routine RETURN rather than EXIT. SIGNAL ON SYNTAX is usually the most valuable debugging tool, but you can “SIGNAL ON” a whole varietv of conditions including BREAK C thru BRF.AK._F, ERROR, FAILURE, HALF, lOERR, and NOVALUE. 5 AW: How do you change the current directory “inside" an Arexx program? AR: It's easy simply use the following: olddir = PRAGMA = 'D',new_dir) All internal Arexx commands, like OPFN(), RE- NAM F(b DELETE(), and so on. Will now he pointed at ncw_dir as their current directory. If you are using ADDRESS COMMAND to launch a CLI-based program, however, it is a bit trickier, since the Shell or CLI that ADDRESS COMMAND uses may or may not know the current directory, depending on your environment. The safest thing to do, the thing that works every time in any Arexx environment, is to set the directory as the first command and connect it to the commands that follow, using the linefeed character, ASCII character 10, hex QA. In this way, all of these commands will be executed as if they had been typed, one line per linefeed character, at a single CLI window. Note that ADDRESS COMMAND sends the final linefeed automatically. You can put an implicit “CD" into the ADDRESS COMMAND by doing this: LF = 'OA'x ADDRESS COMMAND 'CD DFO:' LF 'DIR' LF 'CD RAM:' LF 'DIR' This will display a directory listing of DFO: and then one of RAM: 6 AW: How can our send a text string directly to the jointer? In RASIC. You'd simjdy 1 .PRINT “Hello World." How would you do it in Arexx? AR: Well, here are three ways. First, you could simply enter ADDRESS COMMAND 'Type >PRT: Hello World' but that method is somewhat limiting, and is slow if you need to send more than a single line of text. Here’s whal I normally do: x = OPEN(p PRT; 'W') * using the printer as if it were a file * IF x == OTHEN EXIT 20 CALL WRITELN(p,'Hello World') * write one line * CALL CLOSE(p) * close the printer so the next task can use rt * Or, if you put your text into a stem (let’s call it “text.”) and keep the total number of lines in text.O, you can use this more general routine: * blank our sample text file * * just 3 lines * text. = " text.O = 3 text.1 = 'This is line 1' text.2 = 'line 2' text.3 = 'now is the time for all good men to...' x = OPEN|p PRT:' W') IF x = = OTHEN EXIT 20 DO i = 1 TO text.O CALL WRITELNIp.text.il END CALL CLOSE(p) Remember that YVRITELN() appends a linefeed character (ASCII 10) to the text sent automatically, blit VRITECII() (not used here) does not. 7 AW: I need to formal commas into numbers like 980432009 to make them more readable. Is there a command to do thist AR: Arexx does not have a built-in command to do this, but here is a subroutine you can use that will handle up to 15 digits large enough to show the national debt! It also remembers any digits to the right of the decimal point, passing them hack unchanged. Comma: NUMERIC DIGITS 14 * largest number of digits Arexx can handle * ARG num , mant = num - num%1 * anything to the right of the decimal point?* IF mant = 0 THEN mant = " ELSE DO mant = SUBSTR|mant,2) I* if yes, then remove leading "0" * !* make num into an integer *1 num = num % 1 END dgt = LENGTH(num) numtext = " * number of digits in num * ...but a _ ¦ > • will handle up to 15 digits- large enough to show the national debt! IF dgt>3 THEN numtext = 7RIGHT(num,3) Ifdgt>6THEN numtext = YLEFT(RIGHT = num,6),3) 11numtext IF dgt>9 THEN numtext = 7LEFT|RIGHT(num,9),3)| |numtext IF dgt>12 THEN DO numtext= 'r'LEFT(RIGHT(num,12)f3) 11 numtext numtext = LEFTfnum,dgt-12)| | numtext END ELSE IF dgt>9 THEN numtext = LEFT(num,dgt-9)| | numtext ELSE IF dgt>6 THEN numtext = LEFT(num,dgt-6)| | numtext ELSE IF dgt>3 THEN numtext = LEFT(num,dgt-3)| jnumtext ELSE numtext = num numtext = numtext [ | mant I* replace any decimal point data * RETURN(numtext) 8 AW: Could you give me an example of a way to wait for a disk to be inserted into a certain drive and then report the volu me name of the disk that was inserted with no action performed on the part of the user except to insert the dish ? AR: Let’s sav the “certain” drive is DFO:. Now trv this: t i CALL PRAGMA('W' Nr) 2 turn off disk requesters * DO loop = 1 IF EXISTS('DFO:f} THEN DO olddir = PRAGMA('D' DFO:') * make dfO: the current directory * SAY The disk in DFO: is called' PRAGMA('D') LEAVE loop END CALL DELAY(100) * wait 2 seconds * END This will tell you the name of the disk in DFO: If there is no disk in the drive, it will keep checking every two seconds until a disk is inserted. 0 A W: A re there any good RE.XX hooks specific to the A migtt if AR: Using Arexx on the Amiga, hy Chris Zamara and Nick Sullivan (Abacus, 425pp., S34.95), includes a disk with examples. It covers all areas of Arexx well and assumes nothing about your programming knowledge. Included are numerous examples of using Arexx with programs. This is Arexx from the end user’s viewpoint. Amiga Programmer's Guide to Arexx, by F.ric Gigiiere (Commodore, 218 pp., $ 20), also includes a disk wit h examples. This one, however, covers Arexx from the programmer’s viewpoint: How to put an Arexx port in your program, standard commands, and so forth. At the moment, this hook is available only from GATS (Commodore Applications & Technical Support). To order, write to: Commodore Business Machines, Department C, 1600 Wilson Drive, West Chester. PA 19380. Specify CATS Part Number: AREXX01 and add $ 3 for shipping and handling. CATS insists on check or money order no plastic. Add sales tax if you live in Pennsylvania. Virginia, California. Tennessee, or Illinois. 10 AW: Where eon get answers to my Arexx questions? AR: 1 run an Arexx question-and-answer session on the first Saturday of even- month at 6 J’M PS Ion Portal (408 973-911 1 to sign up). You can also leave electronic mail for me on Portal, BIX, or Genie (I am rlslockton on all of these). 1 also run my own BBS at 206 744-
1254. If you are among the modem-impaired, you can mail me your questions care of Imiga World, and I'll try to help. Bill Hawes, the author of Arexx, is also available on BIX (whawes), where he moderates a public message conference (amiga.vendors wishful) for support of his products. If I can't answer a question, this is where I usually turn for the “ultimate" answer. ¦ Richard Stockton is one of the leading Arexx programmers in the country and a eofounder of Gramma Software, a publisher of A Rexx-eompatihle software. The Best 8 bit Stereo Sampler II you're looking for raw hardware sampling power, this is the unit, ti has loads of features to ensure Ihe highest tktelrty sampling available in 3 bits, while maintaining compatibility with existing software. Up to 88k samples in stereo. It you want to check it out, send $ 2 for a disk full of sampled sound. You wtll have difficulty distinguishing it from a
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It was so poorly ini keel that the speech was nearly unintelligible, and, to add insult to injury, jarringly loud, throbbing disco music separated segments, W hile we are most conscious of the information we take in visually, our audio sense is at least as discriminating (if not more so) to inconsistencies and discrepancies between visual and aural elements. In fact, we readily take for granted the subtle and vast amount of audio information that surrounds us. In spite of the best intentions, the audio tracks of a video may impart a totally different effect than was initially intended. I he following two Video Suite installments will look at both the technical and aesthetic elements of preparing and editing audio tracks (including sound, dialog, and music) for video. This discussion will touch only the tip of the iceberg, however. You can find more help in books and other articles (see a recommended bibliography in tbe “Sound Advice” box on the next page). Your main source of information, though, will be the work of others. Look and listen for both good and bad, what succeeds and what doesn’t, and then apply that same critical distance and sense to vonr own work. Use whatever you find to work best for you. (To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the “Manufacturers ' Distributors' Addresses' list on p. 117.) What You Hear and What You Get As with any other aspect of production, you should have reliable, faithful monitoring so you know the exact signal quality going onto your recording. For audio work, this means using an amplifier and speakers, and headphones as well, if possible. In the studio, you need not listen at high volume (save that, and your hearing, for the dance party), so your amp and speakers need not be tremendously powerful* just accurate. Don’t forget to listen to your piece through a television set; it is in that low-lidelity environment that most people will see and hear your work. Headphones are a good tool for the studio, and an absolute necessity for field recording. It’s a waste of time to attempt field recording without using them to monitor your work. If you are J * doing a location shoot, record several minutes of ambient (“wild") sound and location video; it may come in extremely handy during editing if you need to recreate the feel of the place but are unable to go there again. Also, make it a habit to record an audio reference tone at the beginning of each tape you create or use. The reference can be any sort of tone of which you know the level (volume); traditionally, it is OdB, which is clearly marked on all VU (audio level) meters. This recorded tone is useful for setting reference monitor and record levels in the studio. If, for example, your amplifier is turned way up, you will have a very distorted sense of the level and sound quality that is going to tape. Incidentally, when you have the option, set levels manually rather than rely on your camera’s or VCR s automatic level control (ALC), While the AJLC does its job well, sometimes it does it too well, boosting out-of-shot sounds in an attempt to keep the overall levels equal. Ears and Eyes Microphones are your ears on the world. To use them properly, you need a general understanding of how they work. Very basically, a microphone changes physical sound waves into electrical impulses that can be recorded on tape. Like a pair of eyes, a microphone has a field of “vision” (called the directional pattern) and acuity (referred to as frequency response, or sensitivity). The three general groups of directional, or polar, patterns are omnidirectional (equal sensitivity to sound coming from all directions), uni-directional (forward direction), and bidirectional (which picks lip sounds in front and back, but not the sides). There are numerous pattern variations within each group. 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• Morphing must be high quality (so that it truly can be used for cinematic or professional video applications). MorphPlus' is already in use in Hollywood productions, replacing high end systems. This is what we mean by "cinematic quality morphing." If these are the criteria you would use, then MorphPlus' is the choice you should make. See it at your local dealer! 925 Stewart Street Madison, Wl 53713 608 273-6585 What's The Plus? And More! The following names are trademarked by the indicated companies: MorphPlus: ASDG Incorporated, Amiga: Commodore Amiga Inc. Circle 4 on Reader Service card There are. To say the least, a number of aesthetic choices involved in using microphones. The “sound picture’* your microphone captures will give a tremendous amount of information to your audience. For example, using a single microphone to capture sound and dialog in a room will give the sonic effect of distance from the sound source, even when the camera is recording a close-up shot. If this is the effect you want, line. It is rarely appropriate, yet it is the technique used most often bv inexperienced video makers, usually by default. All video cameras have an external microphone jack crying out for use. Radio Shack, as a low-end source, has a variety ol inexpensive microphones that you can connect there, from lavaliere (which you attach to the speaker's lapel) to shotgun (extremely uni-directional) to PZM (an omnidirectional type very useful for picking up a wide field of sound from many sources simultaneously and accurately). As Mr. Natural said, "Get the right tool for the job." The sound Sound Advice CERTAINLY THERE IS much more to producing good audio for your video presentation than can be adequately covered in a two-part article. A number of excellent books are available on the subject. The following are my recommendations. Introduction to Professional Recording Techniques, by Bruce Bartlett (1987, Howard W. Sams), offers detailed information on everything for audio. Including mike techniques and types. MIDI, location recording, sound effects, and sound quality, as well as you record can he manipulated in post-production given you have the resources but it is far better to get it right in the beginning. Many kinds ol microphones exhibit the proximity effect a boost of the bass frequencies that are recorded when they are placed close to the sound source. This could be the sound quality you want, but you won't even know what you're capturing unless you monitor. Recording a scene with multiple sound sources is best done with several microphones and a mixer, allowing you (or your sound recordist) control over level, lone, and placement of each source. Miking and mixing techniques can. For example, bring out specific character trails. In the television series In the Ileat of the Night, one habit of Rod Steiger’s sherifl character is loud and incessant gum chewing, which is recorded with a great deal of presence and mixed loudlv with his dialog. Bv v n keeping that sound prominent in the final mix. The director is giving us a deep and subliminal insight into the character. The power of sound in video is simultaneously direct and subtle. The Guts of the Issue Good sound effects can evoke strong visceral responses from viewers: bad ones may induce unexpected diversionary raids on the kitchen, caused bv j viewer boredom. W hile dialog should usually be close-miked and recorded with the video (it is extremely difficult to replace dialog accurately), the natural sounds of an event, as recorded live, generally do not accurately portray it. SMPTE and syncing sound to video. While Gerald Milferson’s Video Production Handbook (1988. Focal Press) covers primarily video production, it also contains excellent information on audio as it relates to the whole. Finally. Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics. By Herbert Zettl (1990, Wadsworth Publishing), is just what its title suggests. It demonstrates the effects that sound, imagery, and both of them in conjunction have on the viewer, so that you can produce the results you intend.: ... Sound effects are usually rerecorded and dubbed in at a later stage in post- product ion, and in this aspect your Amiga can he particularly helpful. Used with care, any of the eight-hit samplers on the market can do a fine job of recording, editing, and triggering sound effects or even ambient sound tracks back into your audio. You need to use the same care and attention to detail (mike placement, tone, and sound quality) when recording and preparing a sound-effect sample as you clo when recording anv other audio. D j (For more information on good sampling techniques, see “Now Hear This,” Dec. ’90, p. 43.) It is far easier and more accurate to he able to digitally edit the sound and apply reverb, echo, effects, and equalization (tone control) with software, rather than by culling, splicing, and rerecording audio tape. The advent of 12- and 16-bit audio for the Amiga brought on, respectively, by Similize's AD1012 and AD516 boards -greatly expands the control, quality, and accuracy. But more about that in our next installment. I he task of getting the sounds to hit u u at the appropriate places in your video (synchronization) can be accomplished in a variety ol wavs. By far the easiest is to edit all the audio tracks to a multitrack tape recorder “locked” (made to run in sync) to the video edit master, and then to audio-club the finished lull soundtrack (sound, dialog, and music) to the edit master. As an alternative, you can add them on the fly, along with music, as an audio dub between two VCRs. Run the audio output of the source VCR (containing dialog and ambience) into one or two channels of a mixer, add the music source (MIDI, tape, sampler) and the Amiga’s audio out and or sampler output to other channels, and send the output to your recording VCR. At the appropriate times, you can trigger samples manually, by Arexx script, from a sequencer (particularly The Blue Ribbon Sound Work,s' Bars and Pipes Professional ), or from one of the many multimedia authoring or presentation programs, (We’ll discuss this process next month. In the meantime, see “Amiga 1 alkies,” 1992 Amiga- World Special Issue. P. 58, for more informal ion.) You need not break the bank or your back to get good-qiialitv. Effective audio for your video. Trial and error and extreme attention to detail arc required, however even if you use the best and most extensive equipment. 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Once you connect the cable, you’re ready to load the Personal SFC software. The configuration screen for the currently connected VTR appears first, containing many VTR-conlrol options. The program sets the preferred default options for each deck, but you can later change and save them. The main control screen of the program resembles a VTR’s front panel with some extra options. A window displaying the current time code position of the tape takes up the top half of the screen. All of the standard VTR controls are available (play, fastforward, rewind, pause, and so on), as well as the ability to move forward or backward through the tape at various speeds via a Jog Shuttle control in the center of the screen. If you prefer, you can use a joystick to control the Jog Shuttle action. The bottom of the screen displays messages, such as error messages or the action currently underway. Some options, such as Quit or Record, require you to click on a Confirm button, which helps avert disaster s. The Personal SFC allows for two types of single-frame recording: recording previously generated images and recording frames as they are rendered by the Amiga. (I recommend the former method, as it causes less wear 011 the VTR.) To start work, you access the Animation Sequence List from the main interface. This screen consists of a list of images to be recorded and a toggle button that lets you select the display device to be used during the recording process. The Personal SFC is compatible with all current Amiga display devices, including DCTV (Digital Creations) and the Video Toaster (NewTek). In addition, the The Personal SFC’s configuration screen specifies default options for each deck. Personal SFC software is capable of loading device-dependent images, as well as IFF and ANIM hies. As the images are loaded, the program checks each one to make sure it is a valid file, so that the recording process will not be interrupted by a bad frame. You can load either single images or sequences of images. In the latter case, you have the option of recording the sequence several times in a row, creating a looping animation. Once you’ve created the list, you can edit several parameters, such as the SMPTE start time of the frames and the number of times each frame is recorded, which makes pause creation easy. Additions and deletions to the sequence list are simple to make, either on a selected range or individual frames. Copy, cut, paste, and insert commands are available, as well as the ability to insert “null” frames, creating gaps in the recorded animation. When satisfied, you can save or print your list. As a final check before recording any frames, you can generate a small grayscale version of your animation with the Preview command. The software can also batcli-convert images into IFF24 Files or Toaster framestores, which load much faster into the Toaster framebuffers, speeding the recording process. Start the Flow Once the list is loaded and all the parameters are set, click on the Start button to begin the recording process. After this, it’s just a matter of sitting hack and letting the Amiga and the VTR do the work. When the job is complete, the controls on the main screen let you review the Finished product. The Personal SFC has other functions, as well. Besides recording single frames, it can grab frames from a previously recorded videotape in conjunction with a Video Idas ter. You can also use the program to control a VTR for time-lapse photography or manual single-frame recording for stop-motion animations. The manual is short but well written, containing all the necessary information to run the Personal SFC, as well as details on many types of VTRs. It also contains some useful tips, such as a chart showing which types of files load the fastest on the various Amiga display devices. The Personal SFC worked flawlessly in my tests, making the job of recording animations to tape much easier. The software is very easy to use, and it took virtually no time to get up and running. The editing options on the Animation Sequence List make it simple to create the exact animation sequence you want. File-integrity checking and batch-file conversion are nice added touches. In short, if you want to single-frame record animations to tape, the Personal SFC is an essential item. Dave Thomas ChromaKey 114- MicroSearch, $ 395. All models. External, RGB port or Video Toaster connection. Installation: moderate. Compatibility notes: external genlock or Video Toaster required. Combines live video over other video sources. Tpdates and new versions are com- U monplace in this age of technology. In fact, many software vendors time the periods between updates more on the money aspects than on the new feature breakthroughs. Hardware vendors have a much more difficult time; thev have to improve the features and re manufacture the product. So it’s nice to see a good idea and a good product updated into a cost-effective and much improved piece of hardware. This is true with the new ChromaKey II+ . The 5x6x1.5-inch box is pretty much the same as the original, but the interior electronics and flexiblity of working in conjuction with the Video Toaster (NewTek) are all new. First, a short review is in order: The purpose of a “key” is to place video (generally live-action) over a background (either computer-generated or video footage). A genlock then mixes the two video signals together. For example, the Video Toaster's built-in luminance (luma) key lets you control the brightness level of the foreground video that is keyed out over the background image. A chrominance (chroma) key lets you re- ? Real-time 24-bit graphics for your Amiga or Video Toaster! 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- ------- nM«DA.SOOO umda K5-*l» Knmiwi1 hc osU sCS ' «0po ffj leus28W Hzor33WVV z-' Amiya'“ 2000.2cusis e conUoWet with 28MVVz or expansion'. NniQa Progressive Peripheral's 040 accelerators will make your Amiga1'1 500, 2000 or 3000 one of the fastest in the world. Whatever your application - professional desktop video, 3-D modeling, rendering, animation, desktop publishing, graphic arts, CAD - a Progressive Peripherals 040 will get it done faster. Progressive 040's aren't just fast, they're affordable! Choose 28MHz or 33MHz to fit your budget. Avoid overpriced, "custom" RAM expansion. Mercury, Zeus, and Progressive's 040 2000 use industry-standard 1MBx8 or 4MBx8 SIMM modules for maximum performance and value. Discover what thousands of accelerated Amiga’M professionals already know: a Progressive 040 accelerator is the best way to power up your Amiga™ Ask your preferred Amiga™ dealer for the latest Progressive 040 pricing and start accelerating today! Si i! P C; II v> 15 1 li j= ej§ S’ E lEfi Progressive Peripherals has relocated to serve you better: PROGRESSIVE INC. 938 Quail Street Lakewood, Colorado 80215-5513 Telephone: +01(303) 238-5555 • Fax: +01 (303) 235-0600 * 24-Hour BBS:+01 (303) 238-6326 center does the job. If you decide to tackle the project yourself, the installation instructions are admirably com- plete, giving step-by-step descriptions of each procedure. The entire process took me roughly 20 minutes. Once properly seated, the Blizzard worked as promised. I could not see any appreciable difference in speed, however, until 1 ran some games. Those games that can handle an increased clock speed really ily! It’s like finding a whole new level, where everything has had too O much caffeine. The Blizzard comes with a utilities disk that lets you use the board at its maximum potential. One utility is CLI-basecl, and the other runs from the Workbench. Both let you change the clock speed, test the RAM, and map Kickstart into RAM so that you can operate in shadow mode, as with 030 and 040 accelerators. I his allows your applications to use system functions at the current clock speed. The utilities even let you copy Kickstart to disk, so that you can change to the latest ROMs while retaining access to previous versions of Kickstart without buying a ROM switcher. Only one problem detracted from the total satisfaction 1 got from watching my A500 do everything twice as fast. When I instructed the software to reboot in 7- Mhz mode, the system went down with a flashing power light and blank screen. I made a telephone call to Preferred Technologies and found out that the Blizzard relies on the ECS Agnus chip for switching modes. My A500 has the older Agnus. The representative told me that the problem had made it through the many development stages because most of the testers were using newer Amigas, He did assure me that the problem was solved in the A1000. He also warned me, however, that installing the Blizzard in the A1000 involves more than just plugging the board into a socket extender. The disk drive must either be removed (using ICD’s Shuffleboard), or the drive’s mounting bracket has to be cut down to make enough room for the Blizzard. I attempted to use the Blizzard and my A500’s hard drive simultaneously (using a GVP HC8 Series IIA2000 controller in CEV Design’s X-Pander Chassis), but I had no luck. I suspect that my 65-watt power supply was just overwhelmed, but the Blizzard’s manual does not say anything about the board's power consumption. The board I was using had 4MB of fast RAM and 512K of shadow RAM, I'm sure that if the board was filled to its eight-megabyte capacity, the A500 would be at its peak power consumption. Aside from requiring the ECS Agnus for software switching of the clock speed, the Blizzard Board did everything the manual claimed. It performed at twice the A500*s normal speed, allowed mapping of Kickstart into RAM, and let me expand the system's RAM without touching the slot under the A500. I recommend both Preferred Technologies for their courteous and honest support, and the Blizzard Board for providing speed and RAM at a fair price, Michael Savoie Hand Scanner and Touch-Up 2.62. Merge-It 1.01, Scan & Save 1.01, and Tray. Migraph, $ 399 and S99, respectively. All models. External, parallel-port connection. Installation: easy. Hard drive-installable software. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Minimum system: IMB RAM. Recommended system: 2 +MB RAM, hard drive. Small-scale scanning and image touch-up. If you’re looking for a low-cost scanning system, Migraph has a solution the Migraph Hand Scanner with Scan & Save, Touch-Up, and Merge-It software. Fitting comfortably in your hand, the Migraph Hand Scanner has a 4.OS-inch wide scanning head, enabling you to scan images from two to 14 inches long in monochrome. You can achieve resolutions of 100, 200, 300, and 400 dots per inch (dpi), as well as adjust the scanner for line art or photographs. A darkness control is also provided. The scanner plugs into a small interface box, which in turn plugs into your parallel port, A 15- volt dc transformer provides power. Start Your Engine You activate the scanner by pushing a button on its left side within ten seconds after you set your software, and you must keep the button depressed while you move the scanner down the page. Two small rollers in the scanner’s rear provide stability, while a large roller in the front measures the scan length. A green LED on top of the scanner blinks whenever you scan too fast, and a see-through window enables you to view your image while scanning. One megabyte of RAM is required, but more is recommended. Scanned images consume huge amounts of memory, and as the scanner has no on-board storage capabilities, the entire image must be transmitted to your computer’s RAM. Each scanned dot uses one storage hit of RAM. Therefore, an 8x10-inch image scanned at 400 dpi would use about 1.6 megabytes of space. Either Migraph's Touch-Up or Scan & Save software can control the scanning process. Touch-Up also offers many editing tools, as well as virmal-screen, cus- tom-screen, overscan, and PAL support. Scanned images are usually larger than your screen, so I recommend using at least an interlaced screen, if not overscan mode or a virtual screen. You can adjust page size by pixels, inches, or centimeters, Both programs are forgiving of jerky scans. Poyver Steering The basic scanning process is straightforward. With either Scan & Save or Touch- Up, adjust your page and dip sizes, scan length, and resolution. Set the scanner for line-art or halftone and fine-tune the darkness control. When the green LED comes on, press the button and start scanning. The unit automatically turns off when you exceed the scan length or release the start button. The monochrome results appear on the screen a few moments later, ready to be saved or converted to a 16-shade grayscale IFF image. During conversion, each dot becomes part of a six-by-six cell that is then converted into a shade of gray, reducing the size of your original image by The latest version of Touch- Up now supports eight-by-eight dither patterns, as used in the Golden Image and AlphaData scanners. While Scan & Save gets the image into your computer, Touch-Up lets you enhance it. You can scan your image into the page or a clip box, then cut, paste, fill, mirror, rotate, slant, stretch, compress, and distort it. Paint and drawing tools include spraying, creating boxes and circles, and drawing b-spline and Bezier curves. Also available are three dozen fill patterns and four writing modes; Replace, Transparent, Reverse Transparent, and Exclusive-Or. In addition, Touch-Up supports several formats, importing and exporting IFF, IMG, PCX, TIFF, ? This time we Until now, 3D modeling, rendering and animation was really 2D, enhanced with three viewing perspectives. Unlike old programs, Caligari’s direct manipulation actually mirrors the everyday world. Objects can be moved, rotated and scaled by simply pointing the mouse. No menus to access. Everything happens in real time. • In fact Caligari24 operates so much like the real world that you will be able to start creating and manipulating objects in minutes. Not just simple geometric objects. Organic Deformations, Point Editing and Extrusions can generate anything you can conceive. Of course your models are fully hierarchical. Hierarchical Animations, Organic Deformations, 32 bit color, IFF textures, and more... MFC Suggested List Price The Power of Direct Manipulation As animations go, you can easily animate a battalion of marching soldiers with just a few mouse clicks and present it with 16.7 million colors (plus 8bit Alpha). You want Caligari24 because of what it will do for you... its 3D interface, its features, its speed, its photorealistic rendering, and its compatibility (including DXF) with other products. You want Caligari24 because of who we are. Since 1986, profesional 3D software for the Amiga has been our only business. Our commitment to Caligari and the quality of our customer support is simply unmatched by the competition. The products mentioned above are trademarks of the following companies: Caligari 24 Octree Software. Inc.: Amiga Commodore Business Machines. Images created by Paul Safr (Knight) and Stephen Men des (Flower I. Circle 82 on Reader Service card Ml Octree Software Inc* 1955 Landings Drive w- Mountain View, CA 94043 TeL 415. 390 9600 Fax 415.390 9755 MacPaint, and PrincMaster files, plus exporting EPS, Degas, and GIF files. An IFF and grayscale viewer are included. Merge-I t solves yet another part of the scanning puzzle. The biggest liability of hand scanners is their scanning width. Merge-It lets you stitch together strips of a large document. To facilitate the merge process, you should use a scanning tray to guarantee straight scanning and a better match between strips. Made of hard molded plastic, Migraph’s tray lias a built-in clear cover sheet, an 8‘A’X 1 I -inch grid sheet, and guide rails on each side. Using Merge-It is easy. Make two scans of your document, saving them as your left- and right-half images. Load them, select either one, and use the arrow keys to align the strips. Save the combination, and you have one image. Although I like all ol' these products and find them useful, I have a few nits. No pass-through is available on the scanner's interface box, and its design makes it difficult to fasten it permanently to your parallel port (or switch box). On the other end, the tray's cradle prevents you from quickly removing the scanner. The device’s cable must pass through an eye- let in the cradle, so you can’t remove the scanner without turning it off and disconnecting it. The cradle provides a snug lit, so I don’t see a need for enclosed eyelets. The software has inconsistencies, as well. Merge-lI looks like an Amiga program, but lacks pull-down menus and overscan support. Scan & Save doesn’t recognize overscan or virtual and custom screens. While Scan Sc Save makes you specify the scan resolution by setting the scanner switch, ’louch-up lets you select the resolution through software. Pit Crew The scanner’s manual is a good effort, but there are too many addendums and Read_Me files for my taste. Scan & Save comes with only a Read_Me file. The Merge-It handbook is multiplatform, covering both the Amiga and Atari. Last ol all, I wish the manual provided more information about scanning theory and techniques. The best advice it gives is to scan, inspect, adjust, and rescan. If you need additional help, the Mi- graph staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They send bug-fix updates upon request, have a generous upgrade policy, and are eager to hear your improvement suggestions. If you need scanning on a small-scale basis, you’ll have a hard time beating this package. The price is fair, the features are there, and the staff is supportive. Daryell Sipper ¦ ___ . Q . ANALOG * . Vga - o ;!TarE* AR . CUSTOM • DEC . U *
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- no s O atiO For The Dealer Nearest You! EAST COAST 615-478-5760 TST Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation FA. Title of publication: AmigaWorld. IB. Publication no.: 08832390. 2. Date of Filing: Sept. 9, 1992. 3. Frequency of issue: monthly. 3A. No. Of issues published annually: 12. 3B. Annual subscription price: S29.97. 4. Complete mailing address of known office of publication: 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 03458. 5. Complete mailing address of the headquarters of general business offices of the publisher: 80 Elm Street. Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 03458, 6. Full names and complete mailing address of publisher, editor, and managing editor: Publisher: Dale Strang, 80 Elm Street. Peterborough, NH 03458. Editor: Dennis Brisson, 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, NH 03458. Managing Editor: Swain Pratt, 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, NH 03458. 7. Owner: International Data Group, IDG Headquarters, One Exeter Plaza, Boston, MA 021 16-2851. 8. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders owning or holding I percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: Patrick J. McGovern, IDG Headquarters, One Exeter Plaza, Boston, MA02116-2851. 9. For completion by nonprofit organizations to mail at special rales: not applicable, il). Extent and nature of circulation: (X) Average no. Copies each issue during preceding 12 months; (V) Actual no. Copies of single issues published nearest to filing date; A. Total no. Copies (X) 168,585 (Y) 155,703.
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• An internal card which operates in any Amiga computer with a video slot. It is Ihe core of Ihe OpalVision system.
• A true 24-bit frame buffer and display device with 16.8 million colors available for every pixel.
• Uncompromised, 24-bit higher-than-broadcast-quality, crystal-clcar images which far surpass any composite video or HAM system.
• Standard Amiga graphics and animations can appear in front of or behind OpalVision images on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
• Capable of double-buffered 24-bit and 15-bit animation in medium and low resolution modes and 8-bit double-buffered animation in all resolutions.
• VLSI graphics coprocessor enables resolution changes, stencil modes, a host of transition effects and smooth scrolling between screens.
• 'Palette-Mapped" design updates screen colors in real-time. Fade pictures in and out and change their palettes on the fly.
• Occupies the video slot of any Amiga computer. Technical Info Double buffered full 24-bit, 15-bit and 8-bit true color modes, 24-bit and 8-bit palctte-mapped display modes. Dual Playficld and Overlay Priority stencil modes. Priority mask definition specifies foreground background areas in 24-bit images. Microcode graphics processor for system control, priority switching, hardware scrolling and panning. 20ns video switch to freely mix Amiga and OpalVision graphics. Equipped with 1.5 MB of display RAM which leaves your Amiga's RAM free for other programs. Expansion connectors for available Framcgrabber Qenlock and Scan-Ratc Converter hardware modules. Expansion socket for the "Roaster Chip," a live video special effects processor. Automatically self-configurcs for NTSC or PAL operation. 24-bit RQB output with video bandwidth >7 MHZ. OpalVision Software Every OpalVision Main Board includes a full range of software to let you start enjoying all the benefits of your new 24-Bit Amiga immediately: OpalPaint Everyone is excilcd about OpalPaint, In fact, nearly everyone who's spent any time using it says it's the best paint program on the Amiga. And with good reason. It's Fast. Real-time. Full 24-Bit. OpalPaint gives you complete control over OpalVision's 16.8 million color palette. Includes a full-range of drawing tools and an expandable library of image-processing modes with adjustable parameters, complete texture-mapping capabilities, transparency and color gradients, multiple work modes, nozzle brushes, prc-dcfincd palettes and many other comprehensive tools. Unique and powerful features like real-world "Artist's tools" and paper types, multiple stencil types, virtual memory support and compatibility with the pressure- sensitive Wacom drawing tablet provide a level of support for artistic creativity never before available on the Amiga. OpalAnimMATE Our new Animation player lets you play OpalVision animations at rates of up to 60 frames per second. It works in 6 different color modes and features selectable screen sizes from 32 x 20 to 768 x 286 pixels. Features an easy Workbench interface, dynamic DMA allocation for best frame rates on slower f6BOOO-based machines), and wilt play animations directly from a hard drive. Also included arc Opal Presents?, an icon-driven presentation program, OpalVision Hot Key, a powerful and very useful image display utility and the world's first 24-Bit game, King of Karate. OpalVision also works with A4000 and AA Chipset! ¦ -u The OpalVision Main Board is ihe core of a complete video system. Enhancement Modules are on the way which add exceptional graphic and video features to the OpalVision Main Board. Create a complete video production studio by adding some or all of the OpalVision Expansion modules. The modules connect directly to the Main Board without tying up Amiga slots. Frame Grabber + Genlock Module 24-Bil real-time framcgrabbing and better-than-broadcast-quality gcnlocking with S-Vidco, RQB and composite inputs and outputs. Real-Time video effects, transitions and color processing. Quad'input Production Swilcher Complete video switching capabilities. Includes four S-VHS, four composite and one RQB input. Three outputs: Composite, 5-Video and RQB. Combine two live video sources, 24-Bit OpalVision and Amiga-generated graphics. OpalVision Scan-Rate Converter Perfect for desktop publishing and graphic arts applications. Qenerates flicker-free 24-Bit and Amiga graphics. Can also be used as a separate 24-Bit frame store for multimedia applications. OpalVision Roaster Chip Amazing, complex Digital Video Effects. Real-time processing of live video. Ticture-in-Picturc" capability. Includes pre-made effects and provides for the creation of custom effects. INCREDIBLE VIDEO BOARD TRADE-IN OFFERLs - SEND US YOUR OLD VIDEO BOARD AND YOU'LL SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON AN AWESOME, NEW OPALVISION MAIN BOARD. CALL NOW FOR DETAILS: 1 -800-621 -2202 LIMITED TIME OFFER! ACT NOW!*
P. O. Box 4400, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 phone: (310) 542-2226 FAX: (310) 542-9998 OpalVision BBS: (310)793-7142 ’Centaur reserves ihe right to limit this offer to specific video boards and or quantities which will be accepted as trade-ins at Centaur s discretion. Centaur may alter or change the terms and conditions of this offer at any time at its sole discretion. Please call Centaur for complete details. OpalVision, OpalPaint, Opal Presents and OpalVision Roaster Chip arc trademarks of Opal Technology, Ltd. OpalAnimMATE and King of Karate arc trademarks of Centaur Development. Inc. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. C: Commodore * AMIGA A600,A600HD, A570 CD-ROM DRIVE Call tar other new exciting products! Supra Corporation goldenIMAGE * Power Pen. Pen shaped mouse $ 49 Hand Scanner with Migrapah Touch-Up Software ,,.$ 152 Replacement Mouse. Opto Mechanical $ 28 Optical Mouse $ 45 Jin Mouse ... $ 19 1 2MB RAM Expansion for A500 with Color Calander ...$ 33 RAM Expansion 4MB for the A500 with 2MB already installed .S149 Master 3A-1,
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Q. I've been watching with great interest the new Quicklime animation format on the Macintosh, and want to do the same type of thing on my Amiga. Is there any Quicklime software for the Amiga, or perhaps an equivalent sound and animation player?
J. Taylor Knoxville, Tennessee
A. No, Quicktime remains at the moment a Macintosh animation format. Apple is willing to license its Quicktime code, although I haven’t heard of any movement toward it by any Amiga developers. (There is, however, a rumor that Quicklime will be supported by some Windows programs.) What makes Quicktime so desirable is its ability to combine audio with animations and keep them synced together. On most Macs the Quicktime Tilm” is limited to a rather small window and a slow frame rate. However, don’t count it out because of that, because many companies are developing hardware products that make Quicktime animations run full speed as well as full screen. While there is as vet no “multimedia” an ini format for the Amiga, you can create animations with synced soundtracks using a number of products. The new Scala Multimedia presentation software has very strong animation and sound control, and demos I have seen show sounds being triggered at specific points in an animation. AmigaVision allows you to monitor the frames of an animation so you can wait for a specific frame before playing sounds. You can also make other products like The Director and CanDo perform similar tasks. However, none of these actually create an animation file with the sound embedded in it. To achieve that, you must use other software. The first approach to this on the Amiga is the C.DXL format developed by Carl Sassenrath for use with CDTV. J CDXL is a technique used to transfer data from the CDROM into the com- By Louis R. Wallace puter as fast as possible. Because one of the biggest drawbacks to data transfer on CDROM is the very slow seek time, CDXL was developed so that only one seek was required. CDXL hies arc essentially long data sequences placed on the CDROM in such a manner that once they are located, the computer merely reads data continuously. In the case of CDXL animations, these can have sound information interleaved between successive frames of an animation so that a CDXL anim player always has the sound and image available at the same lime. This technique allows animations with sound to be played off the CDROM at rates of ii]) to 15 frames per second, (To reach this frame rate, however, the images must he 'A screen, not full screen.) CDXL has a lot of promise, hut its biggest drawback is that the animation is not compressed. By using uncompressed animations, no time is wasted decompressing the images. This helps maintain the fastest frame rate off the disc, but uncompressed animations lend to he very big, often reaching many megabytes in si e. Because of this, CDXL is generally used only for CDROM applications, or w here the application has a very large hard disk. At the World of Commodore show in Pasadena this fall, .Axiom Software showed a new program called Anim Workshop. Developed by Cryogenic Software, this package allows die user to create, play, and then perform a wide variety oi manipulations (scaling, format conversion, etc.) on every frame of an Anim5 format animation. It gets even better if you have ASDG's AD Pro, as you can then use it to automatically manipulate and process all the frames in the animation. As powerful and useful as these abilities are, the Anim Workshop has yet another feature that multimedia authors and animators will find extremely useful. It can generate a “multimedia” animation, which is simply an animation with an 8SVX digitized soundtrack incorporated within the frames of the animation. Anim Workshop's editor lets you specify at which frame of the animation you want the sound to begin playing and the sound channels to use (left, right, or stereo), as well as die priority of the sound. You can then save this new animation to disk, and when reloaded, it retains all the information, including the sound itself. Using it, I was able to create animations with sounds precisely synced to specified frames, which were nothing short of spectacular when played hack. For more information on Anim Workshop, write or call Axiom Software at 1221 E. Center St. ST., Rochester, MN 55904; telephone: 612 882-8136. AmigaVision Runtime Option
Q. Is there is a runtime option for AmigaVision that cati be licensed from Commodore? If so, how much would it cost?
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• I'm not sure whether this is a real cheat or just an oddity. In Agony (Psygnosis, $ 49.99), pressing F1 places a sword beneath the owl, F2 puts it above the owl, and F3 evidently increases the size of the blasts you fire. Hit F3 three times, and you'll earn an extra life. There. That is a cheat. A few caveats: I didn't collect these cheats myseif credit goes to a bloke who colls himself Postcard Man and I've tested only a handful, so some may not work exactly as described, or may work only on In Civilization, the world is yours for the taking. Thicket of interlinked societal advances from pottery making to the wheel to a cure for cancer. It’s the guts of the game what pushes your envelope forward. Without science, you can make only such progress as you appropriate or trade for With it, you can quite literally take your civilization into orbit. Naturally, ibis lends delightful depth both to the war game and the “life” game in Civilization, It's an extraordinarily rich simulation one that matures and evolves as il progresses. You’ll probably still be playing this a year from now. With MicroProse doing so many tilings right the game tively, in Leander = Psygnosis,
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• The code RTTMNDHRCH takes you straight to Level 11 in Amnios (Psygnosis, S49.99). (Doesn't that look like shorthand or something?) SULPHATE will take you to Level 100 in Atomino [Psygnosis, $ 49.99).
• The codes ZXSP and LVFT will take you to Levels 2 and 3, respec- S49.99). If you add the letters LTUS, you'll also have unlimited lives and access to any weapons in the game by using FI to F5.
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7. 759c lax $ Shipping and Handling S Ibtal Due $ Iota I of videos = (j V M E P R B s E R V E looks and plays virtually the same as the IBM version, and die sound is substantially better I feel a bit queer blasting the few points that go wrong. But there are too many Amiga-specific faux pas in Civilization to simply ignore. When booted from its Workbench icon, the game gurus upon exit back to Workbench. (CLI-ignited games run fine.) II’you’re starting a game from scratch, you have to sit through a lengthy introduction that moves like a logging truck going uphill and cannot be interrupted. .After some half-dozen hard disk-installable games, Micro- Prose still doesn't have its installation routines down pat. First, the program asked me if I wanted to install the four-disk game to the Speak:, Pipe:, and Aux: devices (among others) on my A3000. That, aL least, was good lor a laugh. While Civilization’s installation script wrote the proper assigns into the startup-sequence, it did so only after the line endcli >nil:, which prevented them from taking effect when I rebooted. I had to edit the file manually. The program also assumes that your machine boots from hard disk and so writes the changes into the startup-sequence file on the hard drive not allowing for older systems, such as my A500, that boot from floppy. We can only hope that the just-released upgrade fixes some of these slipups. On the other hand, Civilization’s play is virtually without flaw. It's the best conquer-the-world game you’ve ever seen, and much more besides. It's only a shame it takes so much work to get it started. Nova 9 By Rob Lawrence IN STELLAR 7, you creamed Gir Draxon to restore peace and harmony. Old Gir is a poor loser, however. After crash landing, he began his conquest of the unexplored Nova 9 system, massing incredible force. Hop in your Raven II hovertank: In Nova 9 (Dynamix, S34.95), you take on Gir and his awesome mechanized minions again. With enemies coming at you from both surface and air, you begin in the heat ol battle on the first of nine planets to be liberated. Each planet has its own unique fighting force and a big bruiser at the end, with vehicles resembling everything from swamp boats and bulldozers to pterodactyl fighters and mechanical lizards. While the terrain is generally Hat, you’ll encounter obstacles, force fields, and even ramps for going airborne, Exploded enemies often leave behind goodies to increase your tank's speed and maneuverability, or give you ex- Nova 9 is waiting for you and your hovertank to liberate it. Tra firepower or shields. One even produces a holographic twin decoy. You can also lay mines and (later) fire guided missiles. The graphics and sound effects are very well done. Everything is in bright color, with shading. My only complaint about the sound is the absence of engine noise, possibly due to the little Yugo two-cycle under the hood, (Without speed modules, i he tank's pokiness cost me my life more than once.) Hie frame rate is not bad until you run into a lot of action (hence the recommended accelerator). For more speed, you can reduce the detail and activate wireframe mode, but then perspective becomes tougher to judge. The designers apparently thought Nova 9 would be best as an arcade game and abandoned its potential as a sophisticated simulation. For example, you receive radar and damage status information but have no velocity and heading indicators. You cannot raise your cannon to train on fighters smart enough to stay above firing level, nor can you transfer shield power to weakened areas. Despite the simplicity, however, 1 was impressed by the clever setup of each planet, and the unknown weaknesses of Lite guardians. Although one megabyte of memory is required, you can play Nova 9 from Workbench. Hard-drive installation is a snap, but do check out the cool intro on floppies (only the second half played from my hard drive). It) sum ii up, Nova 9 is a good sequel to a good game. It’s a simulation leaning towards the arcade, but being slowed up Continued on p. 108. CRIB NOTES mess of cheats for this one. Typing DEBBIE S on the high-score screen gives you unlimited lives. When you croak, wait for the title screen to roll around, and then type DALEY-88. You'll be able to continue at the level on which you kicked the bucket. Or type MAGENTA, and during the game proper press S to skip levels. Try typing ROBOCOPPETER on this same screen for "continuous mode." I don't know what it is, but it sounds delightful. L still get mail now and again about Psygnosis' Baal usually from people declaring that it is impossible and this is the first real cheat I've seen. Evidently the game has a built-in "trainer" (practice mode) you can access by typing LOVEBUNDLE in the high-score table. Hurrah. Of course, to manage that, you've got to be good enough to reach the high-score table. Boo...
• You can make the marathon Midwinter (MicroProse, S39.95) into a rather short, tidy game by picking up some dynamite and a hang glider and making for the enemy HQ. If you click on the start screen in the same spot every time, every game will be set up the same way.
• Pit-Fighter (Domark, $ 39,95) has a level select. Just type LOBSTERS during the game and then 1, 2, or 3 for the one you want. C is supposed to take you to the championship level.
* Pain bird's Enlightenment has secret levels. To reach them from the starting point, go left to the desert and continue left to the fire zone. Head to the upper-left corner and find some lava bearing a patch that resembles the Firewall spell. Walk on this patch be quick about it and you're on your way.
• When the storyboard appears in Back to the Future III [Konami, $ 39.95), type in ROTTEN CHEAT for Level 1, LOUSY CHEAT to reach Level 2, and LOW DOWN CHEAT to reach Level 3. (Hold on a sec: You have to cheat to reach Level 1?)
* OK, OK, it's not a domestic release at this writing, but Epic (S49.95), Ocean's space-combat game, had people on pins and needles for about two years, and it seems only fair to give you the nine level codes: AURIGA, CEPHEUS, APUS, MUSCA, PYXIS, CETUS, FORNAX, CAELUM, and CORVUS.
* Not a cheat, but just kinda weird: In Bard's Tale 111: The Thief of Fate (Electronic Arts, S49.95), try out the word HAMBURGER on the guard at the Mad God's temple.
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549. 99), American Gladiators (GameTek. 539.95), and California Games II (Epyx, 539.95). One is top-notch. Two are just okay. One is a dog. International Sports Challenge The International Sports Challenge is the hands-down winner in the current heat. Empire, the game's European publisher, seems to have set out to do a full-blown, white-hot version of the Summer Games. This worthy idea was beau- j tifully executed across a nice range of sports: diving, swimming, shooting, cycling, show jumping, and a marathon, Yup, a marathon. J Unlike many similar compilations, all the events here are fun and stylish especially the cycling and show-jumping, which are carried off in a smooth, filled-polygon environment. Shooting is the easiest = a matter of mouse control), and diving (matching the movements of a ball around a circle) is by far the toughest. Nothing wrong'with that; it should be tougher to do a given dive than simply pointing the joystick in a particular direction. While the prospect of a marathon worried me, you don’t have to waggle a joystick for 26.2 miles, but only when you want to reset your runner’s speed. It’s a good strategy game, incorporating weather, refreshments, and separate times for each I OK segment, while permitting control of runner speed and rhythm and providing data on other stats. It’s available only when you play a full slate of events, but it serves admirably to link them together you drop back to the marathon after each event and it makes them feel less like a set of little arcade games. Arc there any fouls? Just one: This four-disk game doesn’t install on a hard disk. The Carl Lewis Challenge In second place comes I he Carl Lewis Challenge. The five International Sports Challenge puts you in the saddle for show-jumping and six other Olympic events. Track-and-field events 100-meter sprint, 1 10-meter hurdles, javelin throw, long jump, and high jump are all nicely done, though they have much in common. They’re all played on similar screens, while each of the events in International Sports Challenge has its own distinctive world. Actually, the most original trick turned here is that you choose not only a control device, but also whether it controls your character's speed, rhythm, or “gearing” (how close you can come to hitting marks on the screen). If at first you’re uncomfortable playing The Carl Lewis Challenge, try, try again. Like Ready Soft Em p ire, Psygnosis added a strategy component a training module that you can ptay separately or with the events. Sad to say, it’s best played once and then skipped forever. This is a pure numeric exercise in" which you adjust ten types of training in three areas over live weeks to bring each athelete’s four stats to optimum levels. The human element so present in ReadySoft’s marathon is utterly absent here. It’s more like being Carl Lewis’s accountant than his trainer. American Gladiators A ways behind the leaders is American Gladiators, based on the cartoon-like TV show of the same name. It consists of seven futuristic events, played either head-to-head or in tournament, and they’re a rather mixed lot. The best Assault, Atlasphere, and Powerball look like miniature versions of the Bitmap Brother s Xenon orSpeedball. The worst arejust loo simplistic to be of enduring interest. (Then again, I found one of the simplest a wall-climbing exercise the most charming.) I hate games that make me plug a joystick into the mouse CRIB NOTES From p. 104 swapping. Eye of the Beholder (Strategic Simulations, S49.95) is no exception. Make two copies of Disk 2, and play the game as you normally would with one of them until you find secret passages or unlock doors. Now, insert your other copy and play with it for a while long enough at least for the data to be written to the disk. Then put the first disk back in and continue to play. So where's the cheat? Well, if you get stuck in the game, go back to the second copy, and you'll find that all the locked doors are now unlocked.
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The skateboarding sequence is slow, with the skateboarder sometimes disappearing, and the comeuppance for inept play can be unnecessarily gory. The bodvboarding scene would be dull even if it w ere brief, and it's interminable. The snowboarding event shows traces of Epyx’s quiet sense of humor, but seems to permit cheating (by simply heading down the right- hand margin). The hang-gliding segment doesn't have enough room in its sky or enough options to keep you Hying. And the jet-skiing segment, though reasonably speedy, will take you back to those mediocre boat-racing games of two and three years ago. Leave this one on the bench. A A AAA A A A A A A A A A AAA A A AAA A A A A A A A A A AAA A A A A A A A A AAA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Thu 1992 TOP TEN By Peter Olafson A A A AAA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A AAA A A A A A A A AAA A A A A HERE’S A PARADOX for you. You hear about U.S. software companies trimming their agenda of Amiga game releases, and yet lor the year since Amiga World’s last games issue produced standouts in virtually every category, I was hard-pressed to pick only the ten best. (Okay, so I cheated and tossed in a couple of ties.) And next year is already shaping up to be a doozy as the forthcoming Christmas crowd foreshadows. As a peek into the future. I’ve included a few wish-they-were-heres at the end of my annual top ten.
10. Pinball Dreams (21st Century, $ 39.95) Frighteningly real electronic pinball.
9. Leander (Psygnosis, $ 49.99): Gorgeous-as-usual arcade- advemure stuff from the masters, and even playable.
8. A tie: The Perfect General (Quantum Quality Productions, $ 59.95), RoboSport (Maxis, $ 59.95), and Battle Isle (UBI Soft, $ 49.95): The Amiga war game comes into its own. Make tanks, not love,
7. Fighter Duel (Jaeger Software, $ 49.95) A spartan but absolutely silky WWII-era flight simulator in interlace, no less.
6. A tie: Might & Magic III (New World Computing, $ 59.95) and Ultima VI (Origin, 569.95): M&M III is a wonderfully pretty, exciting, amusing, and enchantingly large first-person role-playing game. U6 is quite simply the most detailed Amiga role-player ever created. Who says ports don't measure up to IBM originals? Beauts, both of them.
5. Monkey Island II: LeChuck's Revenge (LucasArts, $ 59.95). Incredibly enough, it manages to go the original animated adventure one better.
4. Gods (Konami, $ 39.95): England’s Bitmap Brothers strike gold in this arcade-adventure extravaganza.
3. Knights of the Sky (MicroProse, $ 59.95): Take the feel of the dogfight inode from Wings and spread it over a whole flight sim and you’ve got KOTS. Simply brilliant,
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• McCoy (PLCC) Agnus Chip Puller. This is a clone of the Bumdy chip extractor sold by Commodore .... $ 12.95 THE ICD ADVANTAGE Tbe GRAPEVINE GROUP Inc. From p. 110. Mega-Lo-Man [A Let me get the obligatory part over with first. This enjoyable PowerMon- ger clone won't be officially released here. (UB1 Soft, which did the IBM version, found the Amiga version already widely available.) But you'd do well to pick up the English import from Sensible Software (about S40); it's very entertaining stuff. Essentially, this is PM with a more restricted environment a series of nonflowing, square-ish territories and with data disks built in. (You're not restricted to feudal or WWI technology.) There's much more in the way of resource management, and the whole second disk consists of digitized voices, which, once you pick up the accent, add greatly to the fun. This isn't up to the level of PowerMonger in challenge or involvement it's closer to Virgin's Realms but it's nevertheless delightful in its own right. Air Force Commander Hey, nice game! If you'd gotten used to thinking of Impressions only as the developer of the rather shabby war games released here by Merit, think again. Air Force Commander (S59.95) is an excellent, highly playable game of air war over the Middle East. It features zoomable maps and loads of scenarios (even the basic one provides a decent challenge), is quick- scrolling and preserves a point-and-click spirit, ft's a bit like playing Psyg- nosis's Armour-Geddon in map mode, and I mean that as a compliment. A very pleasant surprise. SHORT TAKES By Peter Olafson P R E S E K V E
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The story does hold the interest, at least for a while, and it's nice to play from hard disk, which Gateway didn't support. Action Stations! Scenario Utility Disk The Perfect General: WWII Battle Set Bountiful Golf Course 8c Firestone Country Club Data disks. Ya love 'em, right? Just when a game seems played out, its little brother wanders in and adds some life to it maybe even adds a feature or sprays a nagging bug. We've been treated to a fair torrent of data disks in recent months, and none of them should go to waste. It's difficult to imagine anyone getting tired of Action Stations!, an utterly absorbing naval-combat simulation, but RAW Entertainment has brought out 13 scenarios (ranging from battleship standoffs and a hypothetical German amphibious invasion of Sevastopol), 28 new surface-ship classes (17 of them battleships), and three helpful utility programs. This goes beyond the call of duty; it's not just a scenario disk, but an upgrade all for $ 21.95. The WWII Battleset ($ 34.95) actually makes Quantum Quality Productions' superb wargame. The Perfect General, even better. The data disk gives the game a real-world handle with 15 scenarios, ranging from Pegasus Ridge to Guadalcanal to the Kasserine Pass- I'm playing these even more persistently than the original. Access has come out with two drop-dead gorgeous course disks (Bountiful Golf Course, $ 9.95; Firestone Country Club, $ 24.95) for its drop-dead gorgeous golf game, Links. Kinda tough to review golf scenarios (this is more to let you know they're out), but these two courses offer all the realism and beauty with which the original game abounded. Jaguar XJ220 Vroom, vroom. The software house responsible for games like Virgin's excellent heli-sim Thunderhawk has come up with the fastest Outrun- type racing game yet. The scenery (lots of it) in Jaguar XJ220 [Core Design, about $ 40) justs blitzes by, the weather and road conditions (the fog looks great) lend a real hothouse feel, the tunes on the radio are lis- tenable, the whole thing is dressed to kill, and there's even a bloody editor. (No hard disks need apply, unfortunately.) What, you don't possess this one already? Pit-Fighter Pit-Fighter (Domark, $ 39.95) was a supremely popular beat-'em-up in the arcades. It's an ugly old basher on the Amiga. It's easy to imagine the appeal of the original. You can choose among three fighters. (Guys, here's a fiver. Buy yourself a three-pack of T-shirts.) The playfield's depth lends a certain amount of strategy, a la Golden Axe, and you can pick up items (even motorcycles) to hurl at your opponents. The poorly digitized character graphics are only a couple of notches up from, say, Shinobi, and the game's samey look and limited options quickly turn monotonous; it's like playing Double Dragon without the scrolling backdrop. The mild flakiness of the manual check out the description of the game's one female character almost redeems it. SHIPPING (UPS Ground) For up to 3 pieces, by payment Mastercard & Vsa $ 5 00 • C.O D (Cash Only) S10 00 Ne*t day & second day air available1 Call lor prices cn special shipping Shipping limes no! Guaranteed r, A M M P [ = E S E R V E Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses COCKPIT PRO Jaeger Software has given its popular Conflict: Korea You can't call Korean Conflict the forgotten war anymore. Strategic Simulations remembered it in Conflict: Korea ($ 19.95), and, as war games go, this successor to Red Lightning and Conflict Middle East isn't too bad. Sure, the graphics could use a serious facelift, and the scrolling does The Jerk even on fast machines, but it's a quick play (largely on account of a slick game system), a breeze to pick up, multifeatured and pretty tough. (On the first few turns, about all you can do is get out of the way of the Chinese.) FLIGHT SIMULATOR A PROMOTION. Fighter Duel Pro ($ 59.95) now offers 16 Allied and Axis aircraft, A REVIEW MODE, MULTIPLE BOGEYS, CATAPULT LAUNCHES, NEW LAND-BASED SCENERY, RUDDER-PEDAL SUPPORT, AND AN UNRESTRICTED PANORAMA. IT ALSO ALLOWS YOU TO CONNECT A SECOND AMIGA VIA THE FLIGHT COMPUTER'S PARALLEL PORT AND A $ 15 ADAPTER, PLUS, WITH A $ 15 ADAPTER YOU CAN CONNECT A SECOND COMPUTER THROUGH THE MafN-FLIGHT AMIGA'S PARALLEL PORT, LETTING YOU BATTLE AN OPPONENT THROUGH THE SERIAL PORT WHILE WATCHING THE ACTION ON THE SLAVE SYSTEM. (RS 101.) SWITCHEROO Tired of PLAYING UNPLUG-AND-CHANGE WITH YOUR CABLES BEFORE YOU CAN PLAY YOUR NEW GAME? 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• All orders are subiect to credit card verification * GRAPHICS A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen EVER GIVE A present lo the person who has everything and watch that jaded look creep slowly across his face as he stammers out a polite thank you? Well, next time try giving the hard case on your shopping list a nicely framed ’‘photograph" of something that never happened to pique his interest. Your Amiga and a few simple software tricks can help you create a virtual portrait as a unique gift for any holiday occasion. By way of example, the illustration accompanying this column shows me on the right, my father on the left, and his father between us. We are standing on a Denver street my father knew well in the late 1930s. The framed copy of this photo that I gave him for Father's Dav was so convinc- J ing that he was balfled as to how and when it could have been shot. This column will explore basic computer- painting techniques you can use to craft such a gift. The Willing Suspension Of Disbelief To create a virtual portrait, you must maintain the illusion that it is a real photo, although the subjects never met in the same time and space. Good judgment and care at each phase are important to preserve this illusion. The most important step is the initial selection of images. If you can find photos with similar lighting, sharpness, and contrast, your job of composition will be much easier. The direction of the light is not as important as the angle of light and shadow, because images can later be flipped to match directions. Images of different sizes can also be scaled later, but never enlarge a captured image to match other figures; instead, shrink the larger ones. Use a scanner or video digitizer to capture photographs in the highest resolution your software and memory J permit. If you work in color, use a mode that offers the greatest number of colors to preserve as much detail as possible. It is the nature of this project that some source images may be black and white. Be open to black and white as a final image format; it can often he more dramatic than color. Let’s look at just a few of the many possible compositing techniques in three paint programs: DefuxePaint = Electronic Arts), DCTV Paint = Digital Creations), and Digi-Paint (NewTek). (To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the kiMamtfacturcrs' Distributors' Addresses” list on p. 117.) In Deluxe Paint high resolution, a black-and-white image takes up the entire palette with the 16 grays of native Amiga display. Reduce each image to 15 grays by using Change Color BG> FG to change all value-15 white to value-14 gray. Then select the unused color as the nght-mouse-button background color. Carefully paint with this color around each figure to isolate it as precisely as possible. Letting the unused background color be transparent, pick up the figure as a brush and place it in the background image. If the figure does not appear to blend in smoothly, switch to the spare screen, select the unused color with the left button, and press the o key to outline the figure brush in that color. Clear the screen to black, stamp the figure on the screen, and bring up the Stencil requester. Lock die unused color, select Make Stencil, return to the screen, and clear it again to black leaving only the protected outline. Free the stencil, pick up the outline as a brush, and press the o key again to thicken the line. Return with this brush to the image in progress, select Smooth mode, and position the outline precisely over the edge of the figure. Press the left button to smooth the entire border of the figure into the surrounding background. Repeat this process for each figure to achieve a look of smooth integration. (For more on Dpaint compositing tricks, see “Accent” 21, Nov. '90, p. 66.) Not by Dpaint Alone With DCT1Y Paint or Digi-Paint, there is an easy way to assemble multiple images These sleight-of-hand compositing tricks will yield some out-of-the-ordinary gift ideas designed to keep 'em guessing! Using the Rub-Through inode. In DCTV, load the background image and then hit the j key to switch to the spare screen. Load the figure to this spare screen. Use the Scissors tool with Freehand Line to ait out the figure as a brush. You can be quite sloppy in cutting the figure just be sure to cut outside the figure itself. Press the j key to return to the background image and then (shift)-) to copy ilie background to the spare screen. Position the figure brush on the background (use the lack tool if needed to get the brush) and press the Paste button to stamp it in place. Next, click the Brush tool, and then select Solid and Rub Through mode. Use different brush sizes with the dotted-line tool to carefully clean up the edges. Rub Through mode pulls the clean background through your brush strokes from the spare screen. Use Undo if you make a mistake. Experiment with flow rates around 10% at the border of the figure for a soft edge. For final touch-up, use Smooth and Blend modes at a 50% Mow rate to eliminate the ’‘cut-out” look. Repeat this process for each new image element. T his is an excellent way to composite multiple images in full-color high resolution. You can use Digi-Paint and follow the above instructions almost word for word to get similar results in lower resolutions. While Digi-Paint is usually thought of as a HAM program, the procedure outlined above is particularly powerful in black and white. To eliminate artifact mg, load the palette from the gray-scale image and turn Dither off before using Rub Through. Also, try experimenting with Digi- Paint's transparency controls for a sofi- edgc rub through; keep the center transparency slider at the top and the edge slider at the bottom. If it is necessary to do any color or contrast balancing on the images, do so with AD Pro (ASDG) or Imagemas- ter = Black Belt Systems) prior to assembly if possible. Experiment with saturation. Contrast, gamma, and brightness as needed. You might even lit blurring or sharpening an image to achieve uniformity with others. Output to a film recorder such as the Polaroid CI-3000 linked to AD Pro, or simply use a camera to shoot the monitor in a dark room. Laser printout can be quite effective, too, I use AD Pro’s PostScript output to a NEC Sileniwrit- er. I also like AD Pro’s Prefprinter output using Floyd, density 4, with a gamma correction of +36. You can also send your image out on disk to a service bureau to he converted into a high-quality photograph. Check ads in the "InfoMarket” section of hw gd* World to find some of these services. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. 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- Tempest": complete with vectorized graphics Tan* is the classic battle of trajectories and inertia between two tanks incredibly wen done' Search is a maze game unlike any other included is a level editor too (Tanx requires 1 meg chip memory=Fa! Agnus) FD74: Arcade Series RingWar is an Outer Limits" clone with vectorized graphics MothorLode is a "Lode Runner* done with 50 levels' in BiitzTanks, they're coming at ycu Irom all directions1! Call In air strikes and use your heavy artillery to Survive! FD73; Arcade Series - Iniruder Alert! Is a MULTI-level "Berserk" clone. Features smooth gameplay. Great graphics & digitized sound f x. FD72: Sword ol the Warlock - This is a demo version of a great public domain graphic cunceon adventure game The adventure spans three diskettes and allows two players to go adventuring. The game has a Bards Tale" feel to it. Three disk set. Counts as 2 Requires 1 meg of RAW and 2 Loppy dnves--HD installable FD71A4B: Star Trek: TNG Trivia Challenge So you think you know The Next Generation, huh? Complete with fantastic samp'ed sounds and digitized Unbeatable Value! WB119ABCDE: Font Set This collection contains over 100 typefaces for use with Professional Page 3.0 or PageStream
2. 1+ . These fonts will output to any laser primer or dot-mairix printer with no jaggies, thanks to oulilne tom technology. Very professional looking typefaces. 5 disk set. Counts as 4 New Disks WB118: Amiga Beginner - You asked for it! A tutorial far the beginner on using your Amiga1 Covers the CD and Workbench, it's great tor learning about the Amiga. Aiso contains numerous beautiful 16-color icons lor WB 2.0 WB117: Religion Contains Scnpture_Mem (aids m memorizing verses and passages] and in Pauls Journey, you are Paul of Tarsus exploring the Mediterranean and preaching just as Paul did. Req 1 MB RAM, WB116; Databases • This is wnat you've been waiting lorf Contains 5 uniquely specialized diabase programs for tracking: Videotapes. CD's. Magazine Articles. Comic Books and Trading Cards! Wan 5: Term ¦ It you have AmigaDOS 2.04 and a modem, then this is THE program tor you Term totally con'orms to the User Interface Style Guide for 2 04. Has an Arexx port, and supports all popular lilo-trnnslor protocols Through XPR libraries. We wish all programs were whiten to this caliber. WB114: Fonts 44 • Contains 36 btmap system fonts V B113: Sid II - Wny pay 40 bucks for a directory utility, when this one will do it all plus much morel A truly professional-caliber program. Sid i was our best, now completely rewritten, Sid 2 will undoubtedly astound you WB112: Productivity Business - Stock Analysis allows automated downloading o‘ stock data with full analysis capabilities (requires modem), SubStore will allow you to log magazines and articles with full search scan print capa& irfies D088: GnuPlot This is a command-driven interactive function plotter Creates stunning plots graphs ol mathematical functions Requires haro- dnvo anc unpacks lo over 1.6MB of code'daia...mosi impressive! DD87: Amiga Intuition Based Benchmarks - a groat package with all the popular benchmarks including Sieve, Dhrystone. Savage, Imalh £ Matiix, DD86: The Programmer • Includes GadTools and REQTools which will allow you to create your user interfaces and then the program will automatically generate "C* source code or Assembly-codu saving you countless hours of work! Requires, and writes code for, ArmgaDOS2 Q4 DD85: AnalytlRlM - Tis incredible program is a combinaton ot a powerful spreacsheet and a Relational Information Manager (database) Not for the taint ot heart, this is a heavy-duty package1 Req 1 MB RAM DD84: Proteus BBS ¦ This disk contains the full-blown version of the Proteus BBS software Totally confgurab'e & ultimately powerful Requires a hard drive Arexx and at least a meg of memory DD83: IBM Not ono but TWO IBM emulators that will allow the running of MS-DOS sottwaro with Amiga programs!!' Comes complete with programs to turn your Amiga floppy drives into 72QK IBM compatable drives. OD82: Unix Contains a working demo of Minix ¦ a Unix workalike. Mimx is system call compatable with V7 ot Unix. Images, this game even looks and sounds like a genuine Star Trek terminal! VERY thorough and complete! Counts as 2 disks. FD70: SpaceGames - Contains AMIGAids. >fina!ly! An Asteroids game that takes advantage of the Amiga totally configurable with great sound and grpahics. In Cosmostruction the object of the game is for each Cosmoslruction team lo acquire the most points while construction energy ducts between the space station and planetoids FD69: MlndGames ¦ Had enough ol shoot-om up games9 Relax and lei ihese 21 games exercise your mind instead of your wrist FD68: Potpourri - Eternal Rome is a strategic simulation of the Roman Empire including military, diplomatic, political, economic and social factors Lord of Hcsts is a board strategy game for 2 players In Moonshine, you've got to get the hootch across the state line a great rolling, scrolling driving game' WB121; ProPage3 Enhancer - This disk contains over 40 “Genies’ for use with ProPage 3.0. including useful ones ike Make Pie Chart and Resize Text to fit Box to name a few. Also includes structured S bitmap clipart lor unique borders., a must nave for all Ppage 3 users. WB120: Grinder * a complete graphics conversion package ihat supports GIF's. Jpog, Atari ST iNeochrome £ Degas). PCX. Targa. TIFF. HAM-6 and IFF format pictures FD5: Tactical Games - BullRun - 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 disk is chock full cf games including: Checkers. Clue. Gold - A new slide the pieces puzzie. Jeopard - An enhanced version of Risk. RushHour ¦ Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWar ¦ Best described as a cross between Combat-Tanks and asteroids. FD7: Pacman ¦ This d sk contains several pacman type games including: PacMan87. MazMan and Zonix Special Product! QT1: The A64 Package - A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. Supports any CPU and is fully comparable with WB1.3 & 2.0. This version includes a special adaptor that will alfow you to connect your 64's 1541 disk drive lo your parallel port of your Amiga for total emulation. Two disk set, counts as two. Special price $ 49.95 - including hardware. Fun Disks FD9: Mona Tins has g-eat graphic centre s, multiple spells, simitar to Larn and Hack Play time several weeks' FD10: HachLile A dungeon adventure game Cons dered a must-have classic. This is the second release ot this game on the Amiga Great graphic nierface. Play timo several weeks! FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games - Las Vegas Craps The bos! Las Vegas Craps simulation every written for any computer. Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thrfy-One.VideoPoker and more. FD12A.FD12B: Star Trek, The Game - This is by far the best Star Trek game ever written for any computer It features mouse control, good graph cs. Digitized sound effects and great gameplay Counts as 2 disks. Req. 1Mb 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 ocation. And hints and more, also on this disk, Hbaii - an arkanoid breakout type game. Trix * a Qix type clone FD17: Educational Games - This disk includes several games for the younger mempers inducing geography, math, science, and word games, also ndudes Wheel ot Fortune. FD20: Tactical Games MechForce(3.72): A game that simulates combat oetween two or more giant, robot-like machines. Simple words can't begin to give you the feel of piloting a 30 - 40 fool tall, fire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys yout every whim. FD26:Arcade Games Marbio_sldo Is a commorciai quality game similar :o a Lucas game named PipeDreams, excellent playability and entertainment Mutants a small version of the same arcade game SuporBreakout is a Pong Arkanolds type gamo. FD27: Arcade Games This disk is loaded with some great games. Includes, Raceorama a great racing car game with ten citferent courses. MiniBlast a nelicopier gunship type clone. Shark in the same class as iroger. And 33reakout the original breakout with more FD29: Shoat'em up's ¦ WWII ¦ you’re the pilot c? A WWII plane flying through enemy territory, you've |u$ t been spotted, good luck on you mission. SpKilter - try and penetrate enemy lines with this game, and Retaiiator - another great game. FD31: Games! - Air Tra'fic Control - a good ATC simulation. Black Jack _ab ¦ a full featured set of card games, ChessTei ¦ play chess with your friend in d stant and remote places with this game and a modem, labyrnth a well done text adventure game = like an infocom game), and MousoTrap - a 3d maze game. FD32: Flight Simulator • An instrument flight simulator foi a DC10. FD33: Arcade Gamo9 Ffreddy a Mario Brothers type ol gamo. Gerbiis a target practice game, PipoLino a German interpretation of Pipe Dreams. T'on a light cycles version, and Wotroids a wonderlu version of asteroids with a hilanous twist FD35: Omega (v 1,3) - A new outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and maria. This version is considerably faster and better that all previous versions. Play time several weeks FD37A£B:Tactical Games - Empire 12.2w) This great game comes highly recommended With a full-graphic front era. FD38: Games • Cribbage Master - A g-eat cabbage game and tutor. Spades a wet done card came. ChmeseChookers - A computer version ot this classic. Puzz • a slide piece puzzle game and construction set FD39A&B: Star Trek. The Now Generation ¦ This is a. completely different version of Star Trek than that found on FD12. This one was created by the German author Tobias Now with English instructions. Excellent!!! Courts as two disks. Requires 512k FD44: Game - Mechlight is an out of ibis world role-playing adventure com parable to hack and moria. The setting, interpanetary colonies and space stations. In your quest to explore the world, take time out lo liberate bad guys of their most valuable possessions, engage in a mortal combat or two against robots and alien life forms, p ek up a new Am.ga 9000. Most of all, don’t large! To stay alive... FD49:Chaos Cheats - This disk contains an everything you wanted to know about cheat set for Chaos Stokes Back, including full maps, spells, object locations, super characters and more. FD50: Submarine Game Senlance. One and a half years n the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game. Commercial quality, highly recommended FD52: Classics Games • PoiersQuos! A well done Mario brothers type of game. Jymbc a two player missile command clone, and Vstank a tank com mander game. FD53: Great Arcade On this O-sk is a wonderful implementation ot !he over popular classic arcade game Defender. Also contain Air Race a wwii ‘lying ace arcade game, and Fsycoblast new creation idea game. FD56: Arcade Includes SpaceWar. HueyRaid is a well done helicopter arcade game PowerPong s a great expanded oong game. FQ57: Arcade Games - Includes 2 truly commercial quality games. MegaBail, an Arkanoid-ish game, features 5 musical scores, multiple levels and addicting gameplay Gravity Attack is a psychadelfic trip through several different worlds each distinctly different FD58: GAMES! - Includes Steinschlag; a great Tetris clone from Germany w th music. Scombat: simulate battle between up to 40 players & monsters Imperium Romanum: Battle up to 4 players for control of the Mediterranean in this Risk-esoue game FD59: Game Potpourri Xenon 111 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-searcn puzzles for any Epson compat- a&ie prater. FD60: Games - in Nebula, race over a 3d word to destroy enemy installations. Interferon: a great Dr Mario clone Enigma; is it a gameor a puzzle? FD61: Games ¦ Solitaire: great graphics, plays two versions Khde; an interesting piece ol eye candy. Extreme Violence: 2 player kill or bekiftod game. YATC: A Toths done with Artificai Intelligence. Genesis: create realistic 3d fractal worlds FD62: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well done World War il gunner simulation Requires 1 megabyte of memory FD64: Games ¦ Wizzy's Quest a ’great" 50 level game with groal graphics, Cubus - a 3 dimonsiona' Tetris typo game (rotate and move m 3 dimensions). Husker Du - Colors and pattern rather than shape in this Tetris esque game: 5 screens and 3 levels of difficulty Requires Fat Agnus (1 Meg ot Chip) FD57: Arcade ¦ Includes Llamatrcn a well-done Robctron done Hate is a ’terrific’ commercial grade Zaxxon clone with multiple levels worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling...a 1Q! WB4:Telocommumnlcallon • This disk contains several excellent pd com munication programs designed to get you on line quickly and easily, Access
(1. 42) - A very nice ANSI term program. Comm (1.34) - Latest version of one of the best public domain communications programs over mado on the Amiga. Handshake (2.12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100 102 220 WB5: Fonts 41- Several lonis (35) lor (he Amiga, also included are live PageSlream lonts.and ShowFont • a font display program. WB6: Fonts 2 ShowFonl(4 0) This program allows you to quickly and oamJessly view all 256 characters in a typical font. Large ArmgaDos system fonts (many up to 56pts). WB7: Clip Art - This disk is loaded with, black and white clip an. Art includes, trees, watches, tools. US and State maps, and more WB9: Icons Truly a multitude of various types and kinds Also includes iconMiester. IconLab and others great utilities to help generate >cons WblQ: Virus Kilters The latest and besf VirusX(4 0). Kv(JM). And ZeroWus III OillWVUI UU WIIUi UHII * = £...U ¦ W - Workbench Disks j ¦y* - a. (.92 cents ea) (.85 cents ea) (.77 cents ea) (.72 cents ea) ea. = $ @S |Enter disk !D (Example: DD79, FD57, WblOS) (Catalog disk comes With* coupon tor a free disk with your next Older) .Anti-Virus (S19.95) = S_ KAO Blank Disks _= $ _ $ _ CA Residents add 7.75% sales tax Foreign Shipping = $ _ Handling = S Total Due = $
3. 00 ;cc*_ I Signature | Name _ 1 Address . S City- J Phone (_ i i HxP ] Payment enclosed Please charge my. ] Visa ] Mastercard j Discover Following Jay shipping in most cases. No shipping charges within USA Canada add S.25 each. Foreign add $ 50 per disk for air mail delivery Payment in US funds nnly. A minimum ol S20.00 required on all credit card orders. .ST. DevWare, 12520 Kirkham Court, Suite 1-AW33, Poway, CA 92064 Orders Only Please! (800) 879-0759 Support (619) 679-2825 Fax (619) 679-2887 WB26: Disk Utilities 2 - MrBackup. KwickBackup ¦ two well done utilities to do harddisk and floppy disk backups, FileMast ¦ a binary file editor. Labolprmter - Disk label printer with very powerful teatures. WB27: Nagel ¦ 2S Patrick Nagel pictures of boauillut women. WB29: Graphics and Sound This disk has several dillerent Mandelbrot type programs lor generating stunning graphics. Includes. MandelMountains ¦ a realistic terrain generator, Fracgen - generated recursive fracta's irpm user input. Mandelbrot and Tmangel - two last mangetorot generators, also Mostra - the test IFF display program to date, will dispay ALL tFF's mdud- ng Dyramic HAM. And Sound - a great IFF sound player, will p ay anything WB33.Circuit Board Design - several terrific routines lor the electronic enthusiast, including PCBtool ¦ a circuit board design tool. Log>cLaP ¦ circuit logic testor, and Mead (1.26) a well done new release ol this PD CAD pro gram, now comes with predrawn common circuit components lor insertion into schematics WB34: Utilities • Several wel done utilities, some will require moderate knowledge ol a CU or Shell lor setup. Chatter Bo* - If is one will play any user delined sound after any event (ie. Disk insert, mouse dick. Disk removal ). Artm * The Amiga real I me monitor, gives you full control of the Amiga OS. Very powerful program. Helper - help program to make learning the CLI easier, and more1 WB35: 3D Graphics - This disk contains several neat programs to use with your 3d modeling raytradng programs 3dFonts Fu!l vector font sot lor use with 3d programs, FomMaker • make 3d fonts from any system for:. Mako3DSnape ¦ create 3d shapes from any image DuirptolFF create 30 ammatons preserves paF«et and Wond3d ¦ a demo program o! A front end for use with DKBRender. W036: Graphics • On this disk are several programs to create stunning graphical images inducing. Mprti - creates swirling gaaxy images. Hoses - produce an unlimited numper of variations of images that a symmetrically similar to a rose. SimGen - display those spectacular images as pan ot your workbenck screen, and RaySbade - a very good raytracmg program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one! WB37; Educational - Educational games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books Ages 6 - 15 WB38: Plotting Bnd Graphics - PioUy is a powerful lull loatured p olling package Used by many colleges and universities A welcome addition to our library1 Highly recommended Plans ¦ a incredibly well done Computer A-ded Drafting program, very lull featured Tesseiator - a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M C. Ecshur typo pictures WB40: Music - "CD on a d-sk". 90 minutes ol modern music on this wen presented collection Requires 2 drives or HD. WB41: Music • MED an incredrbly well done, lull featured music editor Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga Similar to Soundtracker but better Very powerful easy to use program Verson 3 20, when rs compatabd with WB2.04. WB43: Business - This disk contains AnalytiCalc ¦ probably the most powerful spreadsheet p'ogram on the Amiga. A full teatured spreadsheet with many leaturos expected in a commercial package, Req 1.2 MB of memory! WB46: Clip Art • HighRes dip art wilh lho following molds embellishments (bordors, dodads ,...), people, and transportation WB47: Clip Art HighRes clip art with the lollowing notlls hair, drafting, summer, animals and mactood WB4B. Clip Art HighRes dip art with the tallowing moiils ¦ Holidays, music, medical, and misc WB49ABC:Animatlan Sampler ¦ On this three disk sampler set (counts as two disks) are some of tne best animations that have been created over the last three years Several examples of ’Movie" type animations some with spectacular raytraeed reality (coolroby. Watch, spgat and egg). Also several european style or 'Demo* animation with incredible graphics and outstanding electronic music (akniight. Copersine. Doc. Dps2010. Impact, and togoce- mo) These truly show oh the creative edge ol an Amiga! WB50: Animation - Seven of Ihe besl european style animations cr 'Demcs'. Including ¦ scientific 45t. Subway (a U S entrant also cur favontel. Sunnde. Thrstdemo. Tnght. Waves, and woow WB53 Graphics Raytraong programs generate absolutely stunning realistic looking planes, rockets, buddings ... and surreal images often consisting of highly polished spheres and objects C Light is the most powerful EASY- TO USE ol it's kind wo have seen to date This is easily bettor, and more lull leaiuiod, than similar commercial programs costing in tho hundreds ol dollars. Also, sMovig - a lull featured video text tiller similar lo ProVideo, Broadcast Titier Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more... WB54; Printing - This d-sk contains several routines to help with the chore of priming includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer for the PD! PrintStudio ¦a well implemented all-purpose pnnter-utility with a vcy comfortable graphic interface and many advanced features. Uia - with ease, print ASCII hies to a PostScript printer, and many more WB1I: Business Clerk(4 0). Tnaily a tut leatureo business accounting PD program tor (be small to medium company Includes receivables, payables, end ol month and uch more WB12: Disk Utilities • This great disk 'S loaded wslh wonderful utilities for everyth ng including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, C'Sk and file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts o! Tile mampula- t on A must have1 V B13: Printer Drivers and Generator ¦ over 70 dillerent drivers, and if these don't do it, with PrtDrvGen you can make your own WB15: Business This d-sk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a projecMimo management program and financial analysis = stocks}, WB16: Business This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a groat calendar scheduler, a roiode* program, and ponnywise a good "Cash Book" accounting ler home or office. VVBIO Word Text Processors This disk contains lho bost editors includes,ToxlPius v22e! A full teatured word processor, Ome = vi 35) a groat programmers editor with strong macro lQatures,Tex£D|v2 8) an enhanced Emacs type editor, ard a soon checker WB22: Font* S3 - Several more great tonts These. Ike the other tent c sks work great with Opainl and WYSIWYG wdrd processors WB23: Graphics and Plotting - Plot (20b) a three dimensional mathematical function plotter. Can plot any user defined function, BezSurf2 ¦ produce awesome pictures of objects cne could turn on a lathe Can also map iff mage ties onto any surface that it can draw. Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen ¦ makes a virtual screen anywhere, great tor DTP! WB25:Educatlonal On this disk are two programs thaf can generate maps of differing typos. World Data Base uses Ihe CIA's data Paso to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity. No shipping charge on USA blank rlisk orders. Canada and Mexico add S. 15 each, other foreign add $ 50 each. KAO 3, 2 Blank Diskettes DSDD 10 for $ 9,20 25 for $ 21.25 50 for $ 38.50 100 for $ 72.00 WB55: Application Xcopylll ¦ a full featured disk cop-er. Make backups of copy protected disks RoadRoute - hnd tne quickest route trom one oty to another, highway description Included Diary * a d ary program line 'Oougy Howard M D‘. Cat * a calendar program. Magman ¦ a database tailored to maintain records on articles and publications. WB57: Anlmaiion ¦ Tnis disk nas several "Demo" siyle animations. Including. Blitter, Lolly. Sun5. Vertigo, vortex, and xenmorph WB62: Midi Utilities Several useful midi utilities including, programs lo transfer to and Irom several music programs to mdi, a midi sysex hander, a midi recorder with iimebase, display midi info tile sequence player, and a few scores WB63: Disk Utilities »3 Several highly recommended programs to aid In removing duplicate files from your hard drive, performing file backups. Binary editing. Iasi I Of matting, tile recovery, disk track recovery, and forced DISK VALIDATION of corrupt disks WB66: Icons *2 Lot s ot neat icons. Also several wonderful programs that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icons and info structures. V B63 Music Utilities several good utilities ‘or the Amga music enthusi ast Includes. No setracker • a greal muse creation program. Sonix2MOD converts somx to mod Hies which then can be used by noisetracker. Sound traker. And MED. SpeakerSim - a speaker design tool demo. Wondersound is an additive harmonic instrument design topi with a separate envelope design w ndow and 16 relative harmonic strength and phase angle conrois. WB69: Music - This disk has over 90 minutes ol classical and modem elec tronsc music for you Amiga WB70: Desk Top Pub Atcp transfer Macintosh screen lonts. Mac or IBM format AFM metric Hies, to Amiga screen (onis and Ppago .metric files. With mis program, open tho door to the libraries ot Adobe and PostScript fonts! Calendar month templates In PageStream lorm. Post - a ful fca tured postscript file display and print utility. W075: Music • over 100 instruments liles (. Nst) and sample sound tiles (,ss) for your music programs WB76: Applications ¦ This disk contains Stcnery • a often requested knitting cesgr program. Lotto ¦ a rather complete cttery tracking arc prediction utility. SSS - this screen capture program can grab afmost any screen including games. Today a personal calendar. Tarot fortune teller and Grammar ¦ grammar checker WB79: Home A Business Accounting - Includes Ckbacct the most com plote checkbook accounting progrnm going, LCDCaic • this well done calculator has a very largo display and operates trom tho koyboard or mouse. Mileage master - monitor your automobile mileage with this mileage log, Grammar - a grammar Checker, and Worldiime ¦ find Oul what time II is in up to 50 global cities. WB01: Great Applications DataEasy a very easy to use. Database program Don't let the ease ol use fool you. This is a very lull featured database program Including full printer control lor address labels and mail merge applications Also includes, TypeTut a good typing tutor. RLC a full featured laDei printer, Banner, a multi-font banner maker, and Budget a home accounting in a program. Hghly recommended. WB82: Animations Four lull length, well done "movie' style animations Including. Coyote, Jugg'erfl. GhostPooi. & Mechantx 2 disks, counts as i WBS3: Computer Art - this disk has some of the best Am ga generated computer ad that we have collected in the past 5 years WB85: Graphics - Cent a ms several programs for man pg'atng 24 Bd color images (ham-e) and a rather nice lit image processing package. WB86: Cenlurlan Presa - An etocMjftic newsoaper - requires AmgaVison. WB88ABC: The Comptele Bible - A three d:Sk set with the entire text ot the New Testament and Old Tostament-Kmg James version, A great utility. Throe disk set, counis aa three. WB90: Rippers, Strippers and Beats - For the Amiga music enthusiast, this disk contains many programs designed strip music Irom your lavorit® games and programs. Also contains Drums, a very nice drum machine. This disk requires some knowledge of the CU, WB93: Workbench Extras 42 Thss disk contains the utilities that Commodore should have sh pped with the Amiga: VrrusXAO. Snap, FmDrsk (recover corrupt deioted liles). Disk Optimizer (floppy S hard). Machiit (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accel. Macro clock utility). GOMF (a guru- bustorjand PrintStudo. WB95: Checkbook Accountant 2.1 * This is definitely commeroai grade: we've seen many checkbook programs and this is absolutely the best FuX budget ng. Transaction recording and report generation WB96: Dupers Contains Xcopylll & N ,p which will oacxup copy protected programs FreeCopy removes copy protection trom several programs. And SuperDuper will crank-out fast AmigaDQS copies. WB98: Business - Includes Bbasell a nice, powerful database, BizCatc a personal or mortgage loan calculator with amcrtization capabilities. Loop a flowchart maker, Forrrmakor • dosign professional forms on your Epson LG- 2500 compatible printer WB99; Lifestyles - Includes Agene family tree program that tracks up to 800 people marnagfls'otc Landscape is a CAD program lo create gardens landscapes Loom simulates art 8 harness loom, experiment with pattern design in an kiMant feedback environment WB1Q1: Chemeslhetlcs - Is a program that displays molecules as a calotte model. This kind ot display contains a certain esthetic attitude, oven extremely poisonous molecules like nicotine and dioxino Jook quite nice WB102: Telecommunications - Contains the programs Ncomm 2 0 ard VT100 29B Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, lull VttQO emulation. Ncomm's senpt language is so powerful it comes with a scrip: fie that creates a full-featured BBS system WB103: Music - Contains 12 ’great’ Soundtracker MED music MODuies complete with programmable shuttle player 8 bit audio never sounded so hot1 Two disk set counts as two WB104: GrabBag Q4A Trivia = requires AmigaVision) is a trivia game lor 1 2 players., add your own questions to customize the ddficuHy level! Syslnlo is great for toiling you how last slow your compulur is. What boards [Please send me the following disks: WB105A&B: Workbench 2,0 Extras 2 Ithix set contains the program that should have been included with WB2.0.I I These powerful utilities take lull advantage ot the many new captbllitioj J that are available in Workbench 2.0. j I Toot Manager - a wonderful utility lo odd programs lu your TOOL menu.| (create a collection of icons on the workbench to easily launch frequently | lined programs...and much morel A true must have utility!!! A i of our I ¦Amiga* rely on this utility. (See the review in AmigaWorld Mny’9211 J Virus Checker - Full virus protection can be yours by simply dropping this j I icon in your WBStartup drawer. ( I Deg ruder - gives you tools lo try to make imn-2.0 happy programs work! | llcoo - Enhances Workbench's "Show All' to display over 40 distinct iconsl I for different types of files next. IFF’s. Source codes, libraries, ole 11 Jkunl Editor - Cicalc edil bitmap fonts with full color support!J I Screen B Linkers - all fractals .rrtd 'pbncr% and swarming bees! No m «| jboiing Mack screen. Colorful, interesting and highly hypnotic effects!| I Requester Enhancers - no more stale "I']ease Inscn Volume" requesters -1 I there are animated requesters for all of the sysietn'i requester*. I jCPCBHt - speed* up lext displays for owners of 63020+ CPC’s, J I SafeKeboot - adds a safe way to rebool your computer...can greatly reduce ( (disk validation error*! | I TWO DISK SET, COUNTS AS TWO I I I are mstalied. Chipsets, etc AmiGa2e' will plot stars in the heaven from any position on earth compJotu with magnitudes and consiollatior identification WB J 06: Home Manager This i$ a groat all-in-one address book With an nutodiaier.nctepad to do lisVappomtmunt schedulerhone inventory database and phone number dialer, WB107A&B: Educational - Drawmap Is a program that generates representations such as hemispherical views, and orbital views of the Earth's surface, complete witn national boundaries Screens can be prnted or saved to d sk as standard IFF files Full user-configuraoe online help facility 68020- version included 2 disk set, counts as t1 WblOS: OctaMED This breakthrough program doubles your Am ga s sound capacities trom 4 channels to an ear-popp ng 8 channels! AH tne ronound editing capabilities Of MED p'us 4 more channels! It you thought your Am.ga sounded good belore . You aint heard nuthin yeti WB1Q9: VerseWlso ¦ Display, search and output The New Testament to text tiles or your printer WB110: Electronic Onby Book - Immortalize your children on your Am'gai Tracks everything about your newborn first steps, words, tooth, birthdays. X mas, friends, etc even space tor a dig (zed photo! WB11t: Cellular Automa - Straight trom the pages ot the January 1990 issue ot Scientific American, this electronic model will allow you to simulate cellular circuits. OD45: AREXX Programs - This disk contains several usetui arexx programs ana examples, PopCLId ¦ The latest of a must have utility DD47: Pascal - This osk cortu ns owrytrimg needed to p'ogram in Pascal includes A6£k (1 2) 680C0 assempie*. Bi-nk unking software and PCQ (i 0) a modest Pascal suo-Mt comprier. OD49: C Compiler ¦ contains zc(1 01) fully K&R. 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Toe com outer wire rate a stylized 3D representation of your landscape TSP43: Amiga DOS Replacement Projecl (ARP) This is toe result ol a very ambitous project to completely replace ail ot toe AmgaDOS c: commands (DIR. LiST, ASSIGN. INFO, etc jwrtn mote powerful. Feature-flHed programs. These programs are fully compnt- abie wllh their Workbench 1 3 counterparts, but also offer many more capabJittes-inc ud ing qraatiy er.hancd w ocara support and more help for each command TSP44: MecnFlte is a rote playing game wnere you con-roi a gianj robot and explore worlds, buy or find items, fight aga rs: other robots and atens you are aiso required to fulfill sometasnd complete missions TSP42: 3D Master Explore me world of 3D modelling w.ti this high-powered software C'Odto realistic raytraced 3D images. 3D Master is perfect to get your feet wet in 3D It will require some experimentation to get the most out of it. Req. 1 MB TSP41: Seelance Go on patrol >n your nuclear Troent submarine and clear the seas ol the vprnen tnai pollute it. A complete simulation with a'l tactical weapons anO oefensive systems T5P40AB: Star Trek Trivia Test your knowledge o! 'The Nuxt Generation'-idertity scenes, sounds, characters and much morel Two disk set. Counts as two TSP33AB: Catacomb A well dare graphic dungeon adventure game. Discover the secrets & treasures ot the uderground maze and try to stay alive' T3P38: Virus Utilities Vi'usX K-llVirus. Vims-Memory K'iter. VK36Q and ZeroViruslll w>ll ret you sleep at night knowing your Amiga ¦$ s 000% virus-free TSP37: CheckBook Accouniant Ths program has foil budgeting transaction reccvcing capabilities This program turns me chore ol balancing your checkbook into a 2 minute beat1 TSP3o: Animation Two boautriul an mahons, Spgct and Water, Both of these were created with 3D animat on programs and ate trufy beautiful and smootn TSP35: HackLJie This is a dungeon-aoventur© game of the highest magnitude...an absolutely huge world to explore that will task even the most hardened dungeon explorer tor weeks on enof TSP34: MechForce Any number of payers can control up to 24 giant robots with lasers, missiles, jump-jets to get you a rbeme to do battle in teams against each other cr aga no* to computer highly adocrrg' TSP33ABCO; Complete Guide fo Programming the Amiga In ”C” This tour disk set features tutorials, sample programs and inside tips to tne special programming needs of too Amiga Four d sks counts as three. TSP32: Classic Arcade Games Defender and Missile Command-moed we say more? Descender Is a clone of the classic Tempust TSP31. DataBase* Contains all flavors ot databases. BbflSttli's a highly Afmga-tizud database. DataEasv is another powerful database MagMa-i ts spxioa iy designed to help you retort*nee articles in magazines TSP30: Educational This includes WflflPPiriaSase. DrawM.ap--which draws detamd maps of countries. WotdGame. Metnc Converter. Speiig-an ingenious spelling challenger, EasiEada--everything you always wanted to know about our Solar System. TSP2SABC: King James Bible The complete text of toe bole is included on this 3 dsk set (counts as 3) with printing and searching capabilities. TSP26; Bitmapped Fonls Tn*s d sk contains 67 fonts for the Amiga, all under 25 pants in sze a font for every occasion' TSP27; Octa-MED This remarkaote program doubles too sound capabilities o» your Amga trom 4 channels of aubo a 8‘ Almost completely identical to MED. This is a truly temarkabie program TSP26: Directory Utilities Contains alt ot the bust public domain and shareware file and disk utilities available for the Amiga, including UtilMaster FiteMan. M2DIJ Sid and D-MailtlL The Intrepid featured onTSP43 space station. T3P21: Disk Duplicator* This auk contains all the best utilities to backup diskettes Ire udt-d are XgcayUI and ££3 which *Ji backup copy-protect programs Also includes Sur.r-tP ip?r wr.ch is an incrucioly fast ArrugaDOS copter Freecooy wiii remove copy pra- tecuon irpm many popular commercial programs TSP20 Board Games Induces Checkers Dcrrinoes Clue Jeopard a no Monopoly Thiqw away your dice ar.d lei your Amiga take care of the details...hours and hours ol family ton! TSP19: PacMan Classics Contains Ma er.v- Zon-x and PacManflZ-aH great implementations nl the a rig: oral arcade classic TSP18: MS-DOS Emulation Contains PCTask and IbeM. Two shareware IBM MS Dos ©mutators for your Am.ga Also included are utilities to allow Amiga drives to road write 72OK fomat MS-DOS dukvMuloos and MSH TSP17: Printer Drivers Ths disk contains over 70 printer drivers for many popular print- ors TSP16: Telecommunication This disk contains two lirSI Class modem programs. Ncomm and Access. This disk is for use Deg-nner o> expert leiecommunicator. Teaturmg all the popular communication protocols. Inducing X. Y and Z-Modem Ncomm has very advanced scr.pt capabilities for performing automated fog-ins. Downloads ana upfoaas TSP15: MED Tnrs disk contains me premier music package, MED (Musical EditorJ (t wil allow ypu to use dgitized sound samples as your instruments and use tnem in your own songs. Its tremendous editing power makes MED more ot a musical word-processor. An extremely well-done program Many commercial software companies use this package lo create sou no: racks tar their entertainment programs TSP14: Plotters This disk contains several of the best mathematical plotting programs avatjb* for the Amiga induoes Am-gaPlot-a 3-Cimensional mathemancaJ function plotter IprturM). Ap:0t2.P and PaiX.Y TSP13: Totris Games Th.s disk contains 6 flavors of the c-assc game "Tetns' Some have arificial intelligence, others a variety ol play-style 'skiil levels'number of players. TSP12: Cl Ip Art This disk contains several oxculleni ptmopped images lor use in Desktop Publishing or similar programs TSP11: Operation Desert Storm: Ttos ts a complete Hypert»ok-type application that will TSP25: SpaceGames Contains MocnBase a very graptocaiy detailed lunar-fander game. SoaceWa'-a two payer (e ther in person or over the modem) space battte. Nebu-a is a 3D world you must defend, oetiniteiy Corr-metCial quality. TSP24: Printing Utilities Ths Oish contains a very nice Ban re- maker mat w4l use any AmgaDOS font with lu«-coior prining. RobsLobeiCreamr wil akow easy ceatmg o! Iaoels for your diskettes. PrintStuQio allows easy printng of text graphic images with total control | over page numbering, titling, etc. TSP23AB: Tobias Star Trek A graphic space adventure where you're the captain ot your own starship. Trave? Through the universe, stop the Romuiars and Ki ngorts and complete your mssons Two d sks. Counts as two TSP22: 3D Objects This d sk contains 18 different vector objects for use wrth Scu pt and Imaointp Some of toe objects include, train engine, syntheszer keyboard. Amiga 3000. SrtciaL Esiuo* ToovCHtsr RK1 MogaBall - Thl* disk contains the lull-rofcasc version ol MogaUaM. Complete wllh tho level cdilor to creolo your own challenging worlds to conquer. This game Is quite similar lo Arkanold and allows two players with Stereo Sound and 5 soundtracks! Special RK price. St 4.95. RK2 Mscnfll - This remarkable utility witl allow you lo record any mouse click or keypress and play II back os a macro at any time. InsWe any program- Also provides memory Infodock, alarm, screen blanker, mouse accelerator, mouse-to-menu. Sun- mouse and window cycling. Special RK price S19.95. RK3: 3D Ob|ecis an amazing collection ol some of the best 3D objects we've ever seen. Also Includes texture maps lo wrap around some of the objects...1.5MB of data in all! SI 4.95 RK4 Home Manager This program win help you keep track of your life! Complete address book, appointment acbeduler. Notepad, aulo-dlaler (requires modem), area* code utility and complete Inventory ol all your possessions and credit cards. Extremely useful. Requires 1 Meg. $ 14.95 TC34A0 ; Optimizer will permanently speedup your hard-dnv© or lioppy disks LCD Calc is n nJeo foil-screen calculator, Qsaseli is a useful database program FixDisk will correct many problems with disks RzCata is a loan analyser Interferon is a Tetris-type game Usbuifl is n 3D space game PcHase will allow you to track ail the IFF mages you have Hate is a great Zaxxon done TC33AB: Measures ] Q is an iroed-Oly useful util.ty that will convert any type o! Measurement lo another DiskLabotor is a database designed ter stonng and printing 3." Disk labels. Jewels s a Telns-esque game ol action and strategy. Switch is a tun board-game Gfxclioper will allow you lo grab any screen and save it as an IFF picture. Softball Manager IS a database lor storing stats for softball any number ol leagues may be tracked WBExec allows you to execute CLI commands from wllhin Ihe Workbench Several Clipart images are also included TC32AB: Computer Cotorinp Book ts a delightful program lor children ol an ages comes with 15 pages of pictures to color again and again L s!maker lets you make. Edit, comtxmi and punt lists Ot words groat for Ihose spoiling tests! Moresmooth! Scrolls text tiles Smoothly on Ihe scieen and allows easy printing Pocket Billiards Inis you Choose (mm Several ol Ihe most popular pool games with realistic action. Texture allows you lo create, manipulate and save (in standard IFF format} realistic fractal texturud surfaces. Eiasufi >s a monster maze game. Also includes Screen Fader. Snowbonch. And FiipBonch. TC3IA8 Ca-trnJar Publisher ¦$ a proless=ona! Aiiber calendar maker that .s customizable CrossCircu:! Is a t or 2 prayer acbon fogic game that calls lor last reflexes and thinking APR s a much-needed printer utility. Pzza Delivery Man is a maze game where you del.v- er pies in your neighborhood Multiplayer is a single program that wil; let you see IFF pc- turesbrushes or playback IFF sound samples Also includes RAI.tgauge. 3-D vector objects and Hi-Res IFF brushes ot maps and flags ot European countries TC26AB: Wofd Search Maker lets you create word-search puzzles TimeCalc is useful for anyone who has to calculate hours ana minutes (great for adding up times ol CD s lo make tapes') Druobusters is a fun game where you get rid ol cigarettes, booze, pills and needles Worn* rate' lets you search binary or lex! Files tor a partcutar wo-d or string (good lor getting hunts in your adventure games'). KevCIck will add a small aud.ble click to your keys and MoustOck will do the same lor the mouse buttons Seawa- rs a game between Ihe Allied Navy and tho Empire Flue! Plus Early American 3-0 vector objects, digitized Sound effects, and a directory program. TC25AB: ScreenTolFF captures your screen to an IFF Me. PoaColprs lets you change the colors ol your Workbench screen. Warrior is a tun Shool em-upadventure gamo for Oho Ck two players. Kaleidoscope is a lino drawing program. Blockbusters is a gamo wher* you gel r J of blocks by pushing matching blocks into mem Ando mo will show-on your Amigas abftiy to do soid poiygon animations M-croscope lets you examine memory at any location. Also includes Hi Res IFF brushes ol all 50 stales and 10 Canadian provinces, nine digitized sounds and two small disk utilities and printer utility. TC24AB: TabteMakqr is a tool lor effortlessly building numerical tables. Kooi es is a ton game where you have to assemble a bug before the computer beats you to it. HyperText lets you pul links in a te*l file to other text, graphics, sound, animation. Arexx a no other appf-cations Its U2ls Black Book is a wonderfully useful telephone a no address book Cctoi Logs a MasterMmd typ© game. Also includes several disk ana memory utilities ana so mo animal sound eft vets lo top it Oft TC23AB: Whersls lets you quickly and painlessly find a misplaced file on your drive Select creates a window from wh.cn you can run your tavohte programs MaineMamc lets you Imd Ihe day ol the week for any date in tho century, also lots you enter statistical data to be analyzed, graphs data, and solves linear algebraic equations Pnnter LzSS MaSti' lets take you through a guided tour ol the recent conflict in The Gull. TSP10: Fractals Scenery (pictured) will create ruaNSCiC fractal landscapes Genesis allows the creation ol various landscapes with user-do finable levels of complexity. Also included are various Mandelbrot generators, including TmantMl, Mandel - Mountains and FracGen TSP9: Utilities 1 iconMe ster an Icon editor win a compete set ot eating pa mng tools TJFornat a disk I or matting program that Wi* format disks that AmigaDOS wont ChartMaster a graphing 10b that slows you to generate and save 0 rtetent graphs m IFF format. GraohSD Sets you visualize complex data m 3-D and save the results. StructGen iets you create gadgets, text, bitmaps and window structures and me program will automagically write the 'C source code for you. LabelMaker is a very easy to use. Full featured label pnnter. OoublePrint fasdlitates printing of text Wes on Doth sides of paper, TSPB: Clipart 3tack & White and colorful cipad for a variety of needs including desktop puDiishingrvideo. People, holiday related, school items, scrofs. Food, monsters, fish, lobsters. Symbols and tots more TSP7: 30 Vector Objects 2 Books. Early American telephone barrets, gun. Spaceships. Lamps, trombone, bugle, skateboard. Logo-Rover, remole control, girder and air- plane. All objects in Sculpt formal TSP6: 3D Veclor Objects 1 lamp, mirror, bed. Chair, tire hydrant, tamp post, street lamp, street sign, trade light, cannon, cannon supplies, rose. Fork, spoon, kmfe and plate. All objects in Sculpt formal TSP5: Games 3 CrossCircml ts a one or two-player acborVlogic game that requires fast reflexes WardSearch will allow you to generate your own wcrd-search puzzles In DrugBusters you rid the streets ot c-garefes alcohol, pi is aid needles In C'pcc you try lo get live X s in a row before your opponent. CoiorLoQic is an excellent MasterMmd type game, TSP4: Games 2 Dvno-W.irs a strategic checker-style game. Kootras assemble a bug before the computer beats you to it. Block Buster is a colorful, well done Tetris-type game Warnor is a fun shoot em-up adventure game MicroMarr IS a graphic maze game played with a joystick. Battle the computer's armies to take over The planet In Circe. TSP3; Games 1 Crystal Caverns ts an adventuie on me with randomly generated worlds youli never trash the same world Twee Dpgpot is an adaptation ol me classic 2-player connect-I he-dot game PmaDefcv&fyMafl has you running through the streets lo gel those pies to your customers TinvBail is ihe world's smallest baseball game Sunound-Cycies is a high-speed arcade game, based on me light cycle races Irom lha Disney movie iron TSP2: Sounds Animal sounds, musical instruments and many, many mere 13 sound samples in an I TSP1: Maps ol USA, Canada and Europe Hi-Res IFF brushes ol all 50 US States. 10 Canadian Provinces and countries in Europe Each nap has a 30 «xtrus.on etlect with casi shadow,
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Ad prices are subjectr Sj hipp.___ ¦¦ Federal Express Charges for all orders under 20 potmdsj; %,* *£2fS Please call before returning anything V‘a UpJ* o* " $ 13: Next Day Delivery - S17. Canadian and Overseas customers are shipped DHL. Call f0r rates. Circie 7 on pcader Service card. From p. 732. Came from people who responded to die survey, not from me, so your mention of the “author s favorite discs' is not quite accurate. (Due to confidentiality issues, the names of the respondents were not listed in the document.) Daniel J. Barrett Amherst, Massachusetts Can of Worms Dept. We found your October public-rela- tions piece on the L.A.-based Amiga Video Graphics Guild (AVG) to be misleading. AVG was a SIG of our San Fernando Valley .Amiga Users Group (SFVAUG) for two years before it broke away from us following a controversy over the handling of the SIG’s finances, among other things. At present, the AVG is a struggling local user’s group with considerable management problems to work out; for A W to tout the AVG as a national outreach is stretching the definition. But to accompany your piece with a plea for a gigabyte drive donation on their behalf is something else. There are many user’s groups across the country that would love AW to make hardware pitches for them, including us. We mge you to be more prudent. SFVAUG Board of Directors Simi Valley, California Skip the Politics Please leave political views out of AW and don’t divide us into Amiga Republicans and Amiga Democrats. Everywhere I turn I see someone making snide comments about Dan Quavle. Fla Ha Ha, real funny. Let’s enjoy the best computer in the world together. Jerry Welch Center, Texas Not Even Street-Legal What was the point of “The Ultimate Amiga” feature? I saw the cover and thought, “Great, they souped up a 30001' and are going to tell us how it performed.” What do you do with such a hot rod? Mr. Wallace can pack a great machine together and dream about it, but 1 want one I can put to work. Jason Koszarsky Heidelberg, Pen n sylvan in My Main Amiga-man I want to inform you about the excel- lent service I recently received from an A W advertiser. After struggling with several dealers, local and mail order, I called Amigaman (Computer Basics) as a result of their ad. They helped me configure a system, and shipped it the next day, at a price that heat all competition. Later, when I had genlock problems, their service technician spent considerable time helping me. I am glad I found Amigaman. Tom Madine Westerville, Ohio How Far User Friendly? My husband lost his voice to a progressive terminal disease. So when we heard about the Amiga, with its graphics and voice capabilities, we bought an A500 to try to stave off'his depression and give him something enjoyable to do. It was one of the single best investments we have ever made. Fie became a new person. In no time he was cranking out paintings, melodies, and letters to Why does video have to be more “sizzling” than anything else? Friends. I have become a “computer widow,” but I am not sorry because I ' J owe so much to the Amiga for restoring enjoyment to my husband’s life. Soon, however, he will be unable to use the keyboard at all, and 1 don’t know of any accessory' that will allow physically impaired people to use the Amiga without the keyboard. Communicating is crucial to a confined person, Marilyn Scott St. Petersburg, Florida “If I Ruled the Amiga World*’’ Dept. You stated in a previous editorial that you would lose “sizzle” if you cut back on v ideo coverage; I don’t understand. Why does video have to be more “sizzling” than anything else? Ron Cardinale South San Francisco, California There are serious video and animation magazines with an Amiga emphasis that people in those fields can turn to for in-depth information. Trying to compete with them is pointless. Focus on broader system coverage, hardware upgrades, product reviews all that practical consumer stuff that saves us Amiganauts time and money. Bill Sweetman Toronto, Ontario I’m not interested in graphics, paint programs, 3-D, MIDI, or Toasters. I bought my Amiga because h was state- of-the-art in speed, RAM, and operating system, and because no new software was being developed for my old 8-bit computers. There have to be some people out there like me who enjoy programming in Basic. Give us a few pages please! Thomas Fye Charleston, West Virginia 1 suggest reviewing software with the same standards demanded of PC and Mac software. Ross Wilkinson San Francisco, California Not all of us run our own IV stations! Dr. Gary Shepard Fast Amherst, Mew York 1 am mainly interested in word processing and document publishing, but have not been able to find much coverage of these subjects in any of the Amiga magazines. David Bertrand FI Cajon, California In the Iasi three years, I’ve found only a few useful items mAW about my main interests: education and general home use and management. Jim Schroeder Berkeley, California The money needed to do the things you often talk about in your articles adds up to big bucks. Maybe I could justify spending that much if I were a videographer, but I’m not. I'm a teacher. I can’t afford to spend thousands on computer products. Daniel Koch Atlanta, Georgia Thanks for telling us that '‘...[the Amiga] no longer competes with Pcs and Macs, but instead takes on workstations from Silicon Graphics, NeXT, and Sun.” The next time I’m in the market for a Sun workstation for cranking out letters, managing a database, and playing games, 1 11 remember: “The Amiga is as good as a Sun, only cheaper.” Richard Boger, Jr. Rural Halt, North Carolina ¦ Bfl i W ALL M?"r The Total Solution 1-800-766-5757 . $ 449 $ 549 $ 669 Onlv$ l49! 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5. 25" HH External bays, two 3.5" HH Internal bays, and more! A Installed Price - $ 479 (7r.« tl.d December Spotlights GVP Phone Pak $ 429 Toshiba 877MB SCSI-2 drive $ 1499 CBM A600 Seal! DCTV RGB Splitter $ 249 HST Dual FAX Modem $ 899 Superbase Pro v4.0 $ 189 Scala v3.0 Scall SAS C v6 $ 279 IDFK 5221A 21" Monitor $ 2199 Fighter Duel Pro $ 39 Voyager $ 79 GVP 530 Combo $ 1059 CBM A570 CD Drive $ 489 Cross Dos v5.0 $ 39 AMAX 11 Plus $ 359 GVP Combo 40MHz $ 1029 DPS Personal TBC v3.0 $ 819 Flicker Free Video 2 $ 259 Final Copy v2.0 $ 99 New products daily! Call for the latest info. RocGen RocKey Video Combo R OCT EC **New Upgrade** With the RocGen Plus Genlock and RocKey Chromakey, you can add a whole new dimension by bringing high quality studio effects to your desktop video production. RocGen $ 339 RocKey $ 339 Special Combo Price - $ 539 386 Bridgeboard Well, il look a while, but Commodore has finally released these 20MHz 386 Bridgeboards! 1MB RAM, expandable to 8MB, up to two dedicated, or ‘shared’ Amiga drives, and MS-DOS 5.0. Briwall's Price - $ 679 (We’ll install additional memory!) Addison-Wesley ROM Kernal manuafs (2.04) Libraries, Devices, Hardware, Includes, & Intuition Style Guide r Get ALL 5 for $ 99! No. We don’t have a lot of line listings.,.but who can read that tiny type anyway? Just call us at 1-800-766-5757 and let one of our Sales Consultants help you! We specialize in ’Solutions', and carry all of the good stuff. If you want a complete listing of everything we carry, packed with product descriptions, just write for a FREE copy of our Catalog-On-A-Disk! See our previous page For additional ordering and shipping information, Briwall -- P.O. Box 129 58 Noble Street -- Kutztown, PA -- 19530 THE LAST WORD Kudos, complaints, comments, concerns, and contributions from our readers. Tarnished Images Dept. Thank you for mentioning Image- master in your October article "Morphing Madness.” We do, however, have a great deal of concern that your readers have been misled by some errors it contained. 1) Mr, Swain states, “...with each point moving only a few hundred pixels, it is necessary to use numerous points close together." Incorrect. Image- master typically moves many thousands of pixels it is not always necessary' or reasonable to move numerous points close together, 2) Swain says Imagemas- ler is labor intensive because "...you must set up each frame...individually... to perform each separate morph." But Imagemaster lets the user set up sequential frames using user-modified control vectors from the previous frame.
3) A sidebar declared that Imagemaster does not use vectors, while another upcoming morphing product does. Wrong. Imagemaster uses vectors in a highly sophisticated way. Finally, 4), while two carefully prepared examples from other unreleased products were used, Imagemaster was misrepresented by some distorted and blurry images. (We could have shown you some very impressive images.) We believe you owe it to your readers to be fair, and we feel our product was treated inaccurately. Ben Williams VP Engineering. Black Belt Systems Glasgow, Montana Seeing Is Believing There is only one reason why anyone buys a piece of video equipment: to produce the best possible picture. This point was totally absent from the review of our product done by Joel Tessler for All's October Review section. Prime Image's TBC PCB plug-in board has a
K. factor measurement of ringing and picture distortion at an unheard-of ‘ i of one percent (most products measure two percent or more), producing superior picture quality. Also ignored in the article was the fact that the Video Toaster has four available inputs forTBCs, but as a result of the required power for each board, only our TBC PCB's extremely low 5 watts can accommodate it. Mr. Tessler either was not aware of the fact, or chose to overlook it, that direct video processing has long since given way to the modern component processing used by Prime Image. Bill Hendershot President, Prime Image Sa ra toga, California I did address the subject of video-picture quality in my iwiexv of TBC PCB: I said that n>en color bars a stable video The Amiga 4000 is a ninth more loruseri machine, and Commodore seems more concentrated on providing solutions lor its users. Source when run through the device displayed almost 20 degrees of phase jitter on a vectorscope. I do not consider that a clean signal. While it is true that the digital FIR filters in the Phillips chipset used on the TBC PCB will produce the astounding K- factor measurement, I observed other problems with the hoard chroma noise and phase jitter, for example that precluded a "superior quality " judgment on my part. I also feel the mention of 5 watts power consumption is incorrect. Regardless of the spec- sheet claim, the unit I reviewed measured
6. 2 watts of power consumption without remote and 6.7 watts with it. Granted. This rating is still lower than the other units I tested it with; I have tested only one tit her card-based TBC with lower consumption Digital Creations' Kitchen Sync (3.9 watts per channel). My analysis still leads me to conclude that. Of the units I tested, the TBC PCB does not give the best picture. Joel Tessler New Machines; New Mountaintops I think the Amiga BOO has great potential to steer prospective PC and Nintendo buyers away from those costly alternatives. With a monitor, the BOO is an excellent buy for a I-meg machine that has great graphics and sound, and a real graphical user interface that doesn’t require extra RAM to work well. Besides, good tilings do come in small packages: remember the C-64? Marc Chiarello (h'onomowoc, Wisconsin I was seriously considering switching to die Mac, but wanted to wait until the World of Commodore show in Pasadena to see the A4000. Needless to say, I was surprised by the graphics quality7 and speed of the new machine; but what really amazed me was Commodore’s philosophy behind it. Commodore seems to have a new enthusiasm and dedication to the needs of the user, llie Amiga 4000 is a much more focused machine, and Commodore seems more concentrated on providing solutions for its users. John Bavaresco Ijong Beach, California Roundup Returns Thank you for mentioning my Amiga CD ROM roundup in September's "On- Line Scan." I would, though, like to add some clarification. The ‘'roundup'’ is actually a survey that was originally done on USENET, not Portal, as Tim Walsh guessed. Most of the information Continued on p. 130. Cdg’njg Finally DftcoNJcrcd the Limits of CanDo • •• (Your Imagination) ¦ CanDo 2.0 is a revolutionary, interactive software authoring environment that lets you take advantage of the Amiga’s sophisticated architecture without any technical Powerful, versatile and easy to use, CanDo 2.0’s elegant design lets you build anything from a simple slide show to the most advanced, professional application program in a fraction of the time and effort normally associated with program development. Used to create everything from powerful utility programs to interactive laser disk-based training, CanDo is the first choice for thousands of multimedia developers worldwide. Equipped with CanDo 2.0, a paint program, sound digitizer, and a little bit of creativity, you can produce your own standalone commercial- quality software in record time. CanDo takes the guesswork and headache out of programming and allows the creative genius in you to run wild. So go ahead, pick-up a copy of CanDo 2.0 today and see where your imagination takes you!! Now for a limited time, you can test drive CanDo for only $ 10.00 (refundable with purchase of CanDo) plus $ 3.50 s&h To take CanDo out for a trial run, or to drive home a copy of CanDo 2.0 call toll free: 1(8001875-8499. Fnovatronics, tne. Suite 209B, 8499 Greenville Ave, Dallas TX USA 75231 Phone 1(214)340-4991 FAX 1(214)340-8514 tnovatronics, GmbH tm Heidkamp 11 W-5QOO Cologne 91 GERMANY Phone +49-221-875126 FAX +49-221-870474 Circle 75 on Reader Service card. 1 35ns Character Generator Scroll, crawl and key professional-qualih' titles over live video aiul still images or warp, peel, and spin titles with digital effects. . LEADERBOARD AFTER ta
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H. Irwin J R. Paridis VIDEO TOASTER 11 O 1 j 1 ) 5 lb Digital Video Effects % • ¦ k Real-lime digital video effects on live video. I:rom flip, spin and tumble to high-end warping effects. 9 essential tools «T you need if you're for video or graphics. 24*Wt Broadcast Print Create 16 million color images with powerful tools for drawing, tinting, blending, colorizing and warping images. 38 Aol 4riH4 Vr*S. LightWave3D is a complete animation system that creates high-resolution 24-bit color images with incredible speed and qtuHfy. Dual Frame Buffers Hold tivo high-resolution 16 million color video frames in perfect broadcast quality. Luminance Key More than just simple weatherman over a map, Toaster keying does luminance fade transitions and even key- based digital trails. Color Pri Re-color live video or alter brightness and contrast. Effects include sepia-toning, color-negatives, day-for-night, chrome and more. Still Store Frame Crabber Freeze flawless broadcast resolution images instantly and recall them as sources for the switcher and digital video 'fleets. Circle 37 on Reader Service card 4 Input Preduettoi Switcher Perform cuts, fades and wipes between 4 video inputs and 3 internal sources. Now includes amazing neu* transitions such as fire, liquid and breaking glass. Qqoaciize XiiaEiEiESEe: njjaacEC ' tno*c->rtf r: Complete systems starting at $ 4595 Outside North America cafl 612-832- 1b62 Demo also available on S- VHS, H18, 3 4", Mil, Betacam, 1". LaserDisc and D2 at nominal cost. Ne*t-day delivery available, Price and specifications subject to change. Video Toaster. Lightwave 3D and ToasterPain! Are trademarks ol NewTek. Inc © NewTek. Inc. 1992 Tlje Video Toaster is the world's first all- in-one broadcast- quality video production studio. It's giving everyone from desktop - producers to i' network producers j the power of a high end production j studio on a desktop. You've seen the award-winning Toaster used on network television, now you can add the same level of quality and excitement to your videos. Find out why everyone from Time and USA Today to Business Week and Rolling Stone is raving about the i Toaster, call for yourfree Video Toaster tape today. Free Toaster Video Tape Call 800-765-3406 : • ¦ v • ¦ f-f N WT-k INCORPORATED 1 First of all, it replaces the AmigaDOS script language. Arexx can do everything AmigaDOS can do (in fact, it can even use AmigaDOS to do it), and it is at least as easy to 2 MKA s a Regjstcm) Traamat nf Corwwdo-? Bus.ness Machines. V1DCO rOASTER i* a Regale: Trademark erf NciwTefc. Me. Tots: ana tatie* * a puiifaum ni tic. Cap,r rt 1992 he&sc aflow 6 So 8 weeks lor 3 M-RI SS The Data Flyer Express upgrades the Amiga 500 with a hard drive and up to 3 Mbytes of memory. Just aad any 3.5 inch low profile hard dnve and SIMM memory modules. The controller comes m etlher SCSI. IDE or a SCSI IDE combination hard dnve controller. Includes all software, hardware and cables, auto- boosting, auto install, DB25 SCSI pass thru (SCSI only), and drive and power LED display Also, compatible with the lo lowing: Floptical. CD ROM. Amax II (SCSI only). Syquest (SCSI only), Power PC and KCS AT emulator (SCSI IDE), and BaseBoard. (Note: Hard drive not included). CALL FOR LOWEST PRICE AND PRODUCT DETAILS! 56800 Magnetic Drive * Mishawaka, IN 46545 • (219)259-7051 FAX (219)259-0300 * We gladly accept mail orders! * Prices and specifications subject to change. X1E iCD xrd DKB ar» irom in*r nH,;*ctvr copicm'ca nnd me »ot«ly uwd tar lOartl.eator puipow Awgn 14 a icqtwca Hndwn.m 01

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