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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 »™ support, giving you total integration of ProWrite with other I IotLinks-capable programs! ProWrite is the best selling word processor for the Amiga®, and for good reason. High performance. Ease-of-use. Constant updates and enhancements. And now a new low price! ProWrite 3 3 The Best Just Keeps Getting Better 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 side-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 lor 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! 0 0 ProW rite is a registered trademark of New Horizons Software, Inc. HotLinks is a trademark of Soft-Logik Publishing Corp. .Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Ainiga, Inc.

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Document sans nom SPECIAL AMIGA 1200 PR January 199 Usu4. $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.95 UK £2.95 An IDG Communications Publication Now mom than ever you can turn to Supra for your complete computing needs! With Supra hand drives, SAM expansion; and high speed fax modems, you can be up ;tnd running faster and better than ever before! Memory expansion is a breeze with tlie SupraRAM™ 20CK) and SupraRAM 500RX! Both ;tre easy to install and expand, and with up to SMB of FAST RAM, you can run larger and more sophisticated programs. You’ll also get zero wait stales, hidden refresh, lest software, and Auto-conflg support With the SupraDrive™ 500XP, you get the benefits of RAM expansion and the capacity of a hard drive in one easy-to-install package. You’ll spend more time usingyom computer and less time waiting for it to transfer files and load progratns, because the SupraDrive 500XP transfers data up to 40 times faster than floppy disk drives. SupraRAM. SupraDrive, SupraAXModem, and Silent Answer are trademarks ol Supra Corporation. Afl other trademarks belong to their respective companies. LuproFAXMpdti V 32llb--- Featuring 14,400 S R FAX & DATA • . „---.... ModemTechnology VOICE* * CALLER ID* • GpfAX™ &A-TALK-IH™ SOFTWARE $ 479.95 Supra Corporation 1-800-727-3443 And finally; SupraFAXModems™ will complete your communications system. Choose from a full line of modems that includes our top-of-tbe-line SupraFAXModem V.32bis, featuring 14,400 bps fax and data Supra’s easy to read display, Silent Answer™, and (with a low-cost, user installable upgrade) Caller ID. And every SupraFAXModem for the Amiga includes GP Fax™ software, which simplifies your telecommunications tasks with features including custom cover sheets, a fax printer driver, and group broadcasting. Whichever model you choose, you’ll get Supra’s proven, warranty- backed technology and designs that have earned Supra’s reputation for high-quality, reliable peripherals. Cali us today at 1-800-727-3443 and find out more about why a Supra product is vour best choice! SvpnOtam 900RX™ 1,2, 1, OR 8MB RAM • AMIGA BUS PASS-THROUGH * STARTING AT $ 169.95 SvpraftOM 2000™ 2, 4, 6, OR 8MB RAM • ZERO WAIT STATES & HIDDEN REFRESH
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* "IV24 is what We been waiting for. I use it with ! Imagine' software to produce animations for a local cable company. 1 really like being able to I use one monitor and have a de-interlaced out- j put that integrates into the system better than ‘ anv other frame buffers I looked at. I i * i You haw only 1 video slot in your Amiga®. Only GYPs IV24 makes sure you take maximum advantage of it. No other multi-function video enhancement peripheral links your Amiga to more video equipment, multi-media and other devices, bojirds anil programs tlian GVP’s IV'24. Check out these features: ? Separate Composite and RGB Video Genlocks ? I .SMB. 24-bit. 16.8 Million Color Frame Buffer ? Realtime Framegrabber Digitizer ? Flicker- Eliminalor (de-interlaced video) ? RGB. Composite, S-M LS and optional Component (YUV) Format Compatibility' vvitli tlie VII ? Picture-In-Picture (PIP) Video-Over- Application or Application-Over-Video Display ? Digital and Analog Kev Inputs. GVFS bundled software Is your link to creative imaging. Tliere’s absolutely no a Desktop Darkroom limit to your creativity. Imaging and fun with “ found a link to creating great special effects on Nickelodeon's Nick Arcade...” Karim MitcIF Co.. Producer, Nickdodeon Arcaik*, BrtJiKvZMileff Productions. Orlando, FI, 1 “1 created 2-i-hit files fn>ni gmphics to keep i their colors intact These images were cap- ¦ lured by die Quamel Paintbox® from die I l 24 s analog RGB output. The Paintbox ! Generated background then captured by the j IV24 via RGB. The most telling testament to ! Die board's quality Is that the 0f24 received ; die best response of all the Amiga-related devices I have shown broadcast engineers.” the full range of software included witli vour IV24: Desktop DarkroomIM brings the photo shop to your desktop with filters, special effects and color separations capa- bility from images aiptured by the IV24 and video camera, VCR. Other video sources. Pxplore photography's future, today. MylAD " (My live Action Director) makes even one a professional video- grapher vvitli a 3 signal. 2-input switcher and 50 spectacular transitions. New, enhanced Macropaint-IV24'M lets die artist in you truly express itself vvitli
16. 8 million color paint and image digitizing (hat shows your work in 24 bits as you use it. IsllflliglliPPI Plus, an casv-to-leam video titling system for your videos and multi-media presentations. As well as an introduction to die exciting world of 3-D modeling 7 found a link to a money-making opportunity...” PAIT GILMAN. Entrepreneur (Scientist Retired. Kodak), Persona! Sports Cards, Penflctd, NY “I bought GYP's IN 21 so my grandson and I can make and sell personalia*! Baseball cards with Deluxe Paint* The IV24 is the only product on die market with die RGB IN and OUT I needed to connect my video camera to a Kodak'' thermal printer. It suits my needs perfecdy. I've used mam IV24 features ™ including Picture-1 n- Picture and they’re ;iil superb.” Graphic Courtesy of Nickelodeoa Arnifts li . Fumttttdtmltemkof Comn»di«-A*r>» be IV«. MyL&D, MicraPsint. TrA Desktop Dtfteoom *r, V*ll«y P-wbrts. Ins All mhw i«d«&*rks *« th« prop*r.y cf-_W n.p ttvt owJAn Copyngb-. I9V2 c-r*»l Vallty Product*, Ir>: For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, phone 215-337-8770 today, GVP ”St For technical information call 215-354-9495 y GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS. INC. PHONE 215 - 3 37-67 0 600 CLARK AVENUE KING 0? PRUSSIA. PA 19406 U S A FAX 215 - 337*?922 Circle 25 on Reader Servce card VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1993 FEATURES SPECIAL! The A1200: A New Mainstream Amiga? By Lju Wallace 30 Commodore’s brand-new entry-level A1200 S]x>] ts the same AGA chip set as the recently intrxliiced high-end A4000, but at a price likely to attract a much larger audience. Increase Your Word Power .. 34 A panel of WP experts will show you how to increase productivity with every leading Amiga word processor on the market. Ynne-saving shortcuts, unique program features, and tips on executing special applications. Plus an all- inclusive leanire-comparison chart. Tune Up Your Hard Drive By JeffJames ...4 7 A complete, step-bv-step maimenace and prolection plan designed to help you get the mosL out of your hard-drive investment. ARTICLES Digging in to DOS - 3 By Sheldon Leemon D 1 Our special series on using AniigaDOS 2.0 continues its exploration of 2.0's new and improved Shell features. The Best OF Free By Han Laser.. 5 3 Take a front-row seat at our 1992 "Freebie” Awards, as we salute the top ten freely distributable software offerings of the past year. COLUMNS Editor’s Drawer By Dennis Brissott .6 The editor’s loaded for bear as he takes double-barrel aim at some misconceived notions about the Amiga market. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...60 Joel kicks oil a special two-part miniseries on using perspective to enhance the richness and subtlety of Amiga art and animation. O Video Suite By Michael Hanish 62 Our two-part "Audio for Video" series concludes with tips and techniques for incorporating music into your video productions. The A1200 (above), the new entry-level model in Commodore’s next-generation line of AGA (Advanced Graphics Architecture) AMIGAs, mas being prepped for launching as AW went to press. We grabbed one of the first units of) the production line to bring you a special first-look preview. DEPARTMENTS Overscan .....8 The latest information on Amiga new products, news, and network uploads. Help Key ..... 104 Tun Walsh pinch hits for LRW this month to take on your tech teasers and other system woes. AW Product Information. ..108 To contact the vendors of any products mentioned in this issue ol'Amiga World, consult our aU-in-oneuManufacturers7 Distributors' Addresses” list. 1992 Index 112 Need to check back on anything published in A W over the past year? Here's die complete index to 1992 articles, columns, and reviews. The Last Word 124 A word or two from our readers. REVIEWS AD516 AD10I2 (Sunrize) 18 Powerful 16- and 12-hit sampling hardware software combos. Will Vinton’s Playmation (Will Vinton) ....20 The latest incarnation of the Animation Journeyman 3-D modeling and animation program. GlGAMEM (Pre’spect) 24 Virtual memory for RAM-intensive tasks. CrOSSDOS 5.0 (Consultron) 78
5. 0 adds CrossPC for better PC emulation. TruePrint 24 (asdg> ......78 Handy 24-bit color-printing utility. NAKED Up (Pre’spect) and Xpander Chassis (CeVDesign) 80 Use A2000 cards on your A1000 500. Amiga Smart Port (interACTiVE Digital) and DP IBM ANALOG Interface (DigiPrint) .....81 Analog joystick adapters. Backtalk ....84 Responses to previous A W reviews. GAMES Crib Notes By peter ola son 88 The nefarious Dr. O dug up so many sweet cheats that he couldn't lil diem all in last month's Games Special. Shadow of the Beast III (Psygnosis) .....88 Third-time Beast is best. Lords OF Time (Hollyware) and HeIMDALL (Virgin) .90 'Iwo excellent airade RPGs. Air Support (Psygnosis) ...96 Good 21st Century warfare simulation. Short Takes .99 Capsule reviews of recent Amiga games. The Next Round ......100 Announcements of upcoming titles in the Amiga game market. COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY EDWARD JUDICF.
• I miga World 3 Dennis Brisson, Editor-in-chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor VlNOV LAUGHNER, Managing Editor Barbara GeFVERT, Senior Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor, Technology Linda Barrett Laelamme, Review Editor Editorial Offices: 1-800-441-4403; 1-603-924-omo 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 MICHAEL McGoI.DRICK, Advertising Director Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative Heather GUINARD, -Wo Representative MEREDITH Bickford, Advertising Coordinator Advertising: 1-800-441-4403; 1-603-924-0100 FAX: 1-603-924-4066 GlOKGIO SaLUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sates 533 Airport Blvd.. Fourth Floor, Burlingame, CA 94010 1-415-375-7018; F1X: 1-415-375-7019 WENDIE Haines MaKRO, Marketing Director LlSA JaILLET, Desktop Publishing Manager DEBORAH M. Walsh, Circulation Manager; t-603-924-0280 Monica LoiJGEK, Circulation Assistant; 1-603-924-0512 Subscription Services: 1-800-827-0877 or 1-815-739-1109 How can we make such a bold statement? Take a look and com pare for yourself. Create video and multi-media productions that totally unite your video, audio, and Amiga graphics on demand... at the click of a mouse! GVP’s G-LOCK is without douht the easiest, most flexible, most capable, high performance genlock you can buy for your Amiga. G-LOCK advantages abound The differences between G-LOCK and all other genlock boards start wrth these lime-saving creativity- generating benefits only available on G-LOCK: ? Push-button Control Panels with Intuitive, Mouse-Click Simplicity with Full Arexx and CLI Interfaces. ? Software Switchable between 2 Composite Video Inputs or 1 Y 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 Mute Control Add DSS8' Audio Samples to Your Videos. ? Software Controlled RGB Color Splitter for Use with NewTek Digi-Wew ' ond Other Video Digitizers. TechMedia Publishing Dale Strang, President SUSAN M. Ha.VSHAW, Director of Operations MARY McCole, President's Assistant; Customer Service Liaison TlSf WALSH, Ancillary Products Manager WlLLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales &r Collections KEMCO Publishers Serv ices, Newsstand Circulation And only G-LOCK offers. . . Amigall'orlit (ISSN 1)883-2390) is an independent journal not connected uith Gommtxloie Business Machines. Inc. Amiga If odd is published monthly by TechMedia Publishing. Inc.. an IDG Company, HO Elm Sr.. ftrterborough, NH 03-158. I .S. subscription rale is $ 29.97, one year; $ 57.97. two years; $ 83.97. three years: Canada, $ 41.97 (includes GST), and Mexico S38.97. Foreign Surface $ -19.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97. L’.S. lunds drawn on U.S. hank. Inpayment is required on all fnteign subscriptions. All foreign rates are one-year only. Second- class postage paid at Ivterfxwough. Nil. And nr additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-924-
0100. Entire contents copyright 1992 by IcchMedia Publishing, Int. No part of this puhlication may lx- printed or otherwise rrpiTxhiced without urittcn permission from the publisher Postmaster: Send address changes to Amignlihrhi, Subst ription Services, l*( ) Box 595. Mi. Morris, II. Ti1054-7901. Nationally distributed by Kahle News (Jo.AmigaWbrldmakes every eflort to ensure the accuracy of articles, listings and circuits published in the magazine. Amiga 11 arid assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, phone 215-337-8770 today. For technical information call 215-354-9495 GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS. INC 600 CLARK AVENUE KING Or PRUSSIA. PA 19406 U.S.A. PHONE 215*337-8770 • FAX 2I5-337-9922 Circle 1 on Reader Service card Dale Strang, Publisher
A. MIGaWorld EST VALUES AND PERFORMANCE GVP’S lOExtender.:. 0 ALWAYS THE RIGHT CONNECTION ~ % 3 Two high-speed, multi-function serial and one parallel port give your A2000 3000 maximum connectability. With GVP's lOExtender, you;
• Separate 16-Byte FIFO buffers for send and receive on each serial port channel. Reduces CPU overhead, allows high speed communications (625 Kbps theoretical maxi and eliminates character loss.
• Configure Parallel Port as Amiga or PC Compatible.
• PC AT-Style, DB9 RS232 Connectors.
• Option connector allowing future options such as a dual channel MIDI interface module to be connected. Software controlled switching between options (e.g. serial ports or MIDI ports).
• Easy, Software "Port-Control" System.
• • • MAXTOR TAHITI II MAGNETO-OPTICAL DRIVE ... THE MUST-HAVE MASS STORAGE AND OR BACKUP DEVICE... IDEAL FOR IV24 & TOASTER USERS i Removable cartridge provides an easy and reliable way to add unlimited data storage capacity to any Amiga with a SCSI controller. Features:
• Supports both 1GB (1000MB!) Or ISO compatible 650MB removable disk cartridges.
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3. 5” HARD DISKDRIVE GVP FACTORY INSTALLED SEAL m GVP’S A500 PC 286 EMULATOR ... NOW YOU CAN RUN 1000’S OF PC COMPATIBLE SOFTWARE PACKAGES! Used with GVP's innovative and unique "Mini Slot" for A530-TURBO and A500-HD8+ users only. The A500-PC 286 emulator features: GVP’S HARD-DISK-CARD... t AND DRIVE-ING HARDER TO STAY THAT WAY! Proven performance reliability. 100,000+ satisfied users. GVP's factory installed and tested HC8+ 120,213 or 420MB Hard-Disk-Cards are the only smart safe choice with:
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* fc • 2-Year Limited Warranty. For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, call 2151337-8770. Dealer inquiries welcome. For technical support call 215-354*9495. Amiga Is a registered trademark o1 Commodorc-Amiga. Inc. IOExtender. A5CC-HD8* AS30-TurSo, ina FaaastROM are trademarks of GtejI Valley Products, Inc © 1992 Greal Valley Products. Inc. £ DRAWER Now that the elections are over, it’s time for some straight talk in response to some startling allegations and misconceptions that persist in the Amiga market. Debunking Some Myths It’s a new year and a time lor new beginnings. But first, we need to take stock of the past and clear away any cobwebs of confusion in this market. Myth: The Amiga computer is just a game machine. Fact: Right, and Michael Jordan is just a good sneaker salesman. I’ve played some great games on the Amiga Prince of Persia, Shadow of the Beast, Sword of Sodan that more than justify the price of the machine. But, I also do other things with my Amiga. Early on in its career, the Amiga, with its superior video and sound, was saddled and subsequently dismissed by many with the game machine label. To group the Amiga in the same class as Nintendo and Sega ignores the significant accomplishments of developers and users who have demonstrated the Amiga’s multifaceted potential. It’s as well suited for productivity and creativity as it is for entertainment. Myth: Only niche markets are available for the Amiga. Fad: It’s true that the Amiga is breaking new ground in specialized applications, but it’s also being used for broad-based personal computing. Multimedia, graphics, and desktop video set the Amiga apart from the other systems, but this doesn’t mean that it isn’t used for databases and spreadsheets...in schools, in businesses, and in homes. Myth: The European market is the same as the US market. Fact: Au contraire, tnes amis! 1 hat’s like comparing baseball to cricket, or the dollar to the dcutsche mark. Remember that Commodore is an international company with interests throughout the world. In the past, ii has developed products specifically for foreign markets, with no intention of introducing them to US shores. The Amiga’s dominance in Europe does not easily translate into success in the States. What moves in Marseilles may not necessarily play in Peoria. Myth: All Amiga users suffer from IBM Mac envy. Fact: If Freud were alive today (and he’d be an Amiga user, I'm sure) he might tell us that this represents the unconscious truth more than we care to admit. IBM- and Apple-bashing are still too prevalent in this market. The “us-and-them” attitude stems from an inferiority complex that Amiga users have developed defending their computers. We spend too much time worrying whether one platform may be cheaper, faster, or have better support. We should be mainly concerned with 4 whether we’re getting the job done efficiently and effectively. * Myth: There are no first-time users in the Amiga market. Fact: Buying a computer today is like visiting a library. The choices are numerous. And you encounter more numbers than in the Dewey Decimal Svs- * tern. This market has its share of professionals, and can lay claim to some of the most technically sophisticated users in the industry. Still, the Amiga, with multitasking, high-quality graphics, and sound capability all for a reasonable price is the choice com- r for many applications, and is especially appealing to newcomers. Myth: The only reason users buy an Amiga is the Video Toaster. Fad: This allegation must have been perpetuated by Commodore-bashers who eventually went on to work in political campaigns. Sure, the Toaster is a breakthrough in creating a video- effects studio on your Amiga, but ii certainly isn't the Amiga’s raison d'etre. Developers have helped to refocus and exploit the potential of the Amiga’s role as the leading player at graphics, sound, and animation. Without third- party companies supporting Commodore, it would be hard for the .Amiga to exist. The Toaster is one of the good things that has happened to the Amiga, but not the only good thing. Myth: Amiga World is written only for professional graphics and video types. Fact: AW is for not only the high-end videographer, but also the home computer user. Fin not satisfied with a user base of all gamesters...or all desktop videographers. A mix of users with varied interests will push this market. One of the formidable tasks confronting AW is to balance the specialities of the Amiga with broader system coverage. We want a multipurpose magazine for a multipurpose machine. Myth: Commodore will rest on its laurels and let users and third-party developers cany the market. Fact: Like Woody Allen, Commodore has an image problem. While it’s not my function to serve as a male cheerleader for this market, I will give credit where credit’s due...and now is one of those times. With Commodore’s introduction of the new line of AGA machines (see this issue’s cover story), we may be entering an era of unbridled optimism unlike anything this market lias witnessed before. Hang on for a wild and exciting ride. A Jnnnnvy W93 CCELERAMN: THE TIME TESTED, USER-PROVEN, BEST SOLUTION FOR THE AMIGA9 2000 SERIES NOW SHIPPING 33Mhz Only the GVP Family of Combo Accelerators are Packed, Stacked 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 GVFs family of G-FORCE 040 and 030-based Combo Accelerator boards. WFFY? Because only GVP: ? Has a proven 5 year history of the best product performance and support. ? 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CALL YOUR GVP DEALER AND ORDER A GVP GEORGE 030 or G-FORCE 040 TOD A Y! GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 600 CLARK AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406 USA PHONE 215*337*8770 FAX 215*337*9922 For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, call 215*337*8770. Dealer inquiries welcome. For technical support call 215*354*9495. Amiga is a registered trademark a! Commodore Amiga, Inc. All other trademarks are the property ot their respective ov rers. © 1992 Great Valley Products, Inc OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks Art for Kids' Sake LOS ANGELES Abuse. Poverty. Serious illness. These things can have a huge impact on a child’s life. But then again, so can opportunity, caring, and a helping hand. And that’s why Music For Life exists. This nonprofit, volunteer organization gives troubled kids a chance to express themselves creatively and strengthen their self esteem. The means to these noble ends are Amiga music, graphics, and animation workshops. "1 am convinced [the Amiga] is a tremendously powerful tool that can positively impact the lives of the young Update! Update! Longing to use good-ol' Dpaint on your new AGA-equipped Amiga? Long no longer. Electronic Arts has released a DeluxePaint IV upgrade designed specifically for the chip set featured on the Amiga 4000 and 1200. DeluxePaint-AGA takes full advantage of all the new display modes, including 256- color and enhanced-HAM8 displays. Among other changes are improvements to color support (which has been extended to a full 24-bit palette), 2.0-style screen requesters, and support for larger blitter operations. Dpaint-AGA can also read 24-bit files and convert them to whatever display mode you are using, even though the program does not display or write 24-bit data. Other changes serve as fixes to minor bugs discovered in the earlier release of Dpaint IV.5. And while the program is targeted at AGA machines, it also supports Super- Hires and Productivity modes for 2.0 ECS machines. Those who already own DeluxePaint IV can trade up for S39 through Electronic Arts. Dpaint-AGA will also be available in stores for S179. (RS 110.) There's news on the 3-D front from both Octree Software, maker of the Caligari line, and duBois Animation, creator of Animatrix people we are serving,” states program founder and director Vinnie Tieto. T he versatility of the software, says Tieto, lets the children express themselves and produce quality results they can be proud of without requiring extensive training. To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 108. ;__ T he ultimate goal of the project is an established "classroom” with many Ami- gas and plenty of creativity products. T he volunteers also hope for mobile capabilities that would lei them take a fairly comprehensive setup to homeless shelters, homes for abused kids, hospitals, and schools and day-care centers in Modeler. Octree has announced that Caligari24 (S399) will replace Caligari2. You get more than just an extra digit with the new software you also get hierarchical animation, organic deformation, 32-bit color, IFF textures, and more. The program outputs up to 736x482 (NTSC) or 736x575 (PAL), and supports a number of display devices, including GVP's IV24, Impulse's FireCracker, ACS's Harlequin, Centaur's OpalVision, Digital Creations' DCTV, and Black Beit's HAM-E. Cali- yari24 reads and writes Videoscape and low-income neighborhoods. Several Amiga developers deserve thanks: The Blue Ribbon SoundYVorks, Oxxi, Saddleback Graphics, ASDG, Gold Disk, and New Horizons have all chipped in with software to further the cause. “Thev really want to make a difference with their products and are showing it by making donations,” says T ieto. More is needed, though, so consider volunteering your Amiga skills. And consider donating your used computer equipment to Music For Life, 12228 Venice Blvd., Suite 161, Los Angeles, CA 90066, 310 842-7835. Barbara Gefvert LightWave 3D formats. It also reads Sculpt 3D, Imagine, and AutoCAD DXF 3D object formats. Further, it supports Rendition, IFF, and DCTV images for texture mapping. Caiigari24 requires at least 2MB of RAM. (RS 119.) Animatrix Modeler's latest version, 1.2, promises an easier, more accessible interface and compatibility with both LightWave and WaveFront object files. It also provides two new stereoscopic viewing options that you can take advantage of with either Haitex Resources' X-Specs 3-D stereo-vision gogs or the supplied red-and-blue glasses. Other new features include real-time rotation, scaling, and translation, in addition to single- and grouped-point editing, edge and face subdivision, point joining, and more. The program is S139.95, blit current owners can upgrade though duBois Animation for free. (RS 111.) If you've been trying to locate the genealogy program Your Family Tree through Mi- croMaster, you've been barking up the wrong company. After the firm's recent dissolution, the project manager purchased rights to the software and formed a new company, MVP Software. MVP will provide tech support and information to current and future YFT owners, and continue to develop the product. ? ProWrite 3.3 gives you more power than ever before. More powerful graphic handling, including automatic text-wrnp. 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 »™ support, giving you total integration of ProWrite with other I IotLinks-capable programs! ProWrite is the best selling word processor for the Amiga®, and for good reason. High performance. Ease-of-use. Constant updates and enhancements. And now a new low price! ProWrite 3 3 The Best Just Keeps Getting Better 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 side-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 lor 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! 0 0 ProW rite is a registered trademark of New Horizons Software, Inc. HotLinks is a trademark of Soft-Logik Publishing Corp. .Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Ainiga, Inc.
• Separate odd and even page headers and footers.
• Paragraph sorting.
• Automatic page numbering, with five different page number styles.
• Insert current date and time, with five different date formats and two time formats.
• Word count and readability level calculation.
• Up to 10 documents open at the same time.
• Document password protection.
• User-set document comments.
• Horizontal and or vertical document rulers, for precise positioning.
• Custom page sizes.
• Print preview.
• PostScript printing, in black & white or color.
• I Iigh-quality graphics printing for jaggie-free output.
• Print NLQ text and graphics at the same time.
• Complete printer control, including sideways printing and 4,096 color printing.
• Automatic timed saves and backups.
• Import and export Professional Page text files.
• Comprehensive keyboard commands.
• Easy to use ‘‘3-D'’ user interface look.
• Fully customizable.
• Full support for Kickstart 2.0.
• Requires Kickstart 1.2 or later, one megabyte of memory, and two disk drives. NEW HORIZONS New Horizons Software, Inc. • 206 Wild Basin Road, Suite 109 • Austin, Texas 78746 • (512) 328-6650 C rcle 65 on Reader Servce card. Now available is YFT 2.2, which runs under Workbench 2. MVP is also working on a YFT utility package, slated to provide GED- COM import and export, tiny tafel, additional reports, and other functions. (RS 112.) Credit Card RAM Just because your A600 is small doesn’t mean its RAM capacity should he. Now New Media gives you up to 4.M B more fast RAM with its PSRAM IC Card. The cred- it-card size auto-config expander fits into the computer’s PCMCIA slot. According to New Media, products competing for that slot are SRAM boards that cost as much as $ 250 per meg and are limited to 2MB. Populated with 4MB New Media’s card costs $ 299; with 2MB it runs $ 189. (RS 125.) Out And Out Tool Thinking about doing some work under the hood of your Amiga? You'll need both a chip puller and a torx screwdriver or you'll need an Xtractor*F ($ 12.95, Better Concepts). Costing about the same as one of the conventional tools, Xtractor-f is able to pull PLCC and DIP chips and release the torx screws from your case and or motherboard. (RS 117.) More MS-DOS on Amiga Vortex grants further entry into the world of IBM products via Amiga. Now, its Golden Gate 486SLC ($ 1099) lets you access such ISA expanders as EGA VGA graphics boards and LAN cards from your A2000 or A3000. The 25 Mhz 80486 SLC PC AT emulator provides RAM capacity up to 16MB (2MB are included) and an IDE controller capable of driving one PC AT hard disk with an AmigaDOS partition under MS-DOS. An optional controller allows access to three (one internal, two external) high-density (2.88MB) floppy-disk drives. Under AmigaDOS, you can read, write, and format up to two of these floppies. The system takes advantage of Amiga multitasking, runs under Kickstart 1.3 and 2, and promises peaceful coexistence with accelerators, flickerFixers, and internal Amiga hard drives. It also supports Amiga floppy drives in MS-DOS formats 360K, 720K, and for those who have high-density Amiga floppy drives, 1.44MB. The emulator has been tested with MS- DOS versions 3.2 to 5.0; Windows 3.0 and
3. 1 operate in the Protected Enhanced 386 mode. Vortex says the Golden Gate 486SLC CPU is compatible with the 486SX command set. The company also says that because of its 32-bit internal 16-bit external data bus, 1K cache chip, and 25 Mhz clock frequency, the device is up to 2.4 times faster than a 25 Mhz 386SX processor. Whether you choose Vortex's 486 emulator or its Golden Gate 386SX, you should also know about Monitor Master (S128). A small, external box, Monitor Master lets you connect both an EGA VGA graphics card and the Amiga's video output to a single multisync monitor. It provides full VGA video output under MS-DOS to the standard 1084 Amiga monitor and several others, including Toshiba T3100, Hercules, and Olivetti terminals. (RS 114.) These days, the Amiga 4000 makes for almost as much conversation on the nets as the A1000 did when it was first released. When the folks at BIX gathered together Commodore hardware and software engineers for a mid-October conference concerning the machine, they didn’t have to ask twice lor attendees. Mere mention of the event whipped the area's regulars into a frenzy more analogous to a Madonna book signing session than a computer discussion. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh Forget the live political debates of October. We’re talking real-time excitement here. BIX saw lit to give everyone a chance to thank the machine’s makers. If you asked any Amiga enthusiast on BIX if they’d miss such an event, their reaction time to register a resounding “Nope” would leave A1 Gore envious. One-Stop Shop Talk Don't fret if you missed the conference. A quick jaunt ro the Amiga area on BIX will yield you a4000cbix,lha. The recorded transcript. While Amiga users on BIX are indebted to the personable crew from Commodore for sharing their inside commentary on the A4000, at this writing the computer is not yet well represented on any nets in terms of utility programs. Portal’s all-new AGA Graphics library, however, attracted two listings right off the bat. The lirst, A2NTSC 1 l.LHA, is one file containing four programs for the A4000 and some AmigaDOS 2.Ox-equippcd Amigas. These include Amiga'To- NTSC and AmigaToPAL 1.1 which, as their names imply, preserve NTSC and PAL mode (respectively), even after loading a custom PAL screen in NTSC mode or vice-versa. 1 lie other programs are strictly on the A4000 side of the ledger. Aptly named AmigaTbDoubleNTSC and A m i gaTo D o u b 1 e PA L LI, they perform much the same functions as the first two programs, but require Kickstart 3.0 and the AGA chip set to do so. Long-time Amiga fixture Steve Tibbett provides the second program in Portal’s AGA library, DOUBLEX. LITA. Designed to complement Mode Promotion, DoubleX scan-doubles screens that Mode Promotion does not. With DoubleX in your A4000’s startup-sequence, all your screens can be scan-doubled, including those created with such graphic applications as AS Dcs AD Pro and EA’s DeluxePaint. A quick scan for A4000 files on either Genie or CompuServe won’t exactly fill vour hard disk. There are j a lot of A4000 scanned pictures on Genie, but just one A4000 program an AIBB module. CompnServe, un ibrtu- natelv, did not have even a 4 7 sole A4000 utility or application as of this writing. But as with the other nets, there's no shortage of sinall-talk about the machine. Odds and Ends AGA technology makes for THU IS THE INFORMATION YOU RE WE STEP. WHAT po you___ think 7 r No w, your Amiga® £000 3000 is a Computer; Fax Machine, VoiceMail System, and Answering Machine all at once! HonePak GVP's NEW i airlai ui.ntm it I'M 4lf r ¦r f*« «m*i.m .II.-. liitlc at ra
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• Completely eliminates costly and unwieldy thermal paper.
• Offers scaled, nonscaled, and inverted viewing of faxes in both HiRes [640x400) or Workbench 2,01s SuperHiRes (1280x400) mode.
• Intelligently transfers incoming calls over Centrex" or other compatible phone networks.
• Lets the caller decide whether to leave a message or speak with the called party. And, you get something no other fax machine or computerized fax product can offer privacy for every fax received. PhonePak Helps You Work Smarter As you cun see, anything fax machines, answering machines, and voicemail systems can do, PhonePak can do. Plus, PhonePak is the only technology that gives you fax and voice information combined. Whether you have a single phone line at home, or multiple lines in die office, once you install PhonePak, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. For more information on what GVP’s PhonePak can do for you, call (215)337-8770 today. PhonePak requires 2MB RAM and a hare drive, and is FCC certified tor use in the United States. PhonePak, VFX and Operator'' are trademarks ot Great Valley Products, Inc. All other trademarks are the property ot their respective owners. © Copyright 1992 Great Valley Products, inc. Many Connections Got more peripherals than your A2000 or A3000 knows what to do with? Two solutions are here from GVP and Pre'spect Technics. GVP's I O Extender features two software- switchable, high-speed multifunctional serial ports that you can mix and match for a full range of connections while leaving the standard Amiga ports free. A bidirectional parallel port, which you can configure as either an Amiga or PC, is also on board. The card's 16- byte serial port hardware buffers promise to prevent data loss even at very high baud rates. Plus, an optional MIDI expansion box with a rack-mount kit gives you two complete 16-channel MIDI buses, each of which has five 5-pin DIN jacks providing one in, three outs, and a through connector. (RS 121.) With Pre'spect Technics' MultiFaceCard, or MFC 2, (S295) you get two serial and two parallel ports, all of which are external, Amiga-compatible, and able to work simultaneously. It comes with a parallel interface timer, a dual asynch receiver transmitter, and a switchable interrupt level. The serial connection supports all standard baud rates, up to 57,600 and including MIDI 31,250. You can disable the half-length board via a switch, and operate its functions via a graphical software interface. Pre’spect provides documentation not only in English, but also in French and German. (RS 124.) O l E R IIE A R I) Both the House and the Senate have passed The Software Copyright Protection Bill, boosting software piracy from misdemeanor to felony status. The bill grants those who willfully copy software for commercial advantage or private financial gain eligibility for five-year prison terms and fines up to $ 250,000. The Software Publishers’ Association, which made passage of the bill a priority, now awaits President Bush’s signature. Play Right Would you like to see your animation run in real time before von lay it down on tape? Then check out AsimVTR (S89, Asimxvare Innovations). You need no single-frame recorder, just the program, your hard-drive equipped Amiga, and a cache of images (it supports all Amiga screen modes including HAM, EHB, and overscan). You can record an animation to your hard drive, and then use AsimVTR’s commands to manipulate the frames. Playback mode features an on-screen i VCR-1 ike control panel that provides variable frame rates, pausing, and single stepping. T he software promises frame- accurate editing functions and playback speeds of up to 60 frames per second, depending upon your screen mode and hard-drive controller speed. Combine AsimVTR with a display enhancer such as DCTV or HAM-E for a presentarion-display tool, or use it as a dedicated storage option for your 3-D work by linking it with vour tenderer via Arexx. (RS 122.) Along the same lines, ANIM Workshop (Axiom Software) can create an animation from a list of RGB files, change an AN I M’s format (size, resolution, and color palette), and more. ANIM Workshop lets you assemble and view full-color animations created with NewTek’s LightWave 3D without using expensive video hardware. The software even works with anint- brushes, so you can convert them from HAM to 16-color, for instance, or change resolutions, or image process them in AS Dcs ADPro. And its .ARexx interface enables the program to work jointly with ADPro for even more processing and editing power. Those skilled with Arexx can use the language to customize its processing tools. (RS 118.) ? Great reading, but the new machine isn’t in the hands of too many network users yet. Every other type of Amiga is, however, so a venture to Library 4 in the Amiga area on Genie is in order. T hat’s where youTl find file number 1721 I, listed as OPLAY- 1 10.LHA, the latest version of the Op I ay sound player. With no Intuition interface, you need at least some knowledge of the Shell to use this slick sound-playing utility. Oplay supports some of the more popular sound formats created on the Mac, PC, NeXT, and Sun systems. Library 4 also houses file i number 17184. Under the name AUTOCLI230.LHA. Fans of the original AutoCLI from Nic Wilson will thoroughly enjoy this latest update. It is the Amiga-soft- ware equivalent of the Swiss army knife, with a popular mouse accelerator, window shuffler, function-key programmar. And more. SYSINF.LHA is sufficient reason for any Amiga users with an accelerated machine to pay a visit to CompuServe. Far and away the best version of the acclaimed Syslnfo
(3. 01) resides there in Library 15 of the .AmigaUser area. In addition to providing the familiar RAM and performance tests, this gem from the prolific programmer Nic Wilson also lets you monitor device drivers, libraries, resources, ports, and tasks. No self-respecting Amiga user would be caught without at least one multipurpose, time-saving disk utility such as DiskMaster (Pr ogr essive Peripherals) or Directory Opus (INOVAtronics). But in this tough economy, the
o price of admission for those utilities might be better spent on two months of lunch money for a couple of kids. A low-cost alternative, MEGAD2.LHA, resides in Library 9 of the AmigaUser area on CompuServe. Touted as “better than Opus,” MegaD 2.0’s true claim to fame is the ability to open multiple volumes as sources and destinations for disk operations. Indeed, its busy, but well thought-out Intuition interface is packed with as many copying, formatting, and general file-manip- ulation options as you’re likely to find on any commercial equivalent. There’s a look at fast-moving files on the nets. Until next time, here’s how to start your own research: BIX General Yideotext Corp. 1030 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138 800 227-2983 617 354-4137 CompuServe PO Box 20212 5000 Arlington Center Blvd. Columbus, OH 43220 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Genie 401 North Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 800 638-9636 Porta I Com municat ions 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014 408 973-9111 QUND ZONE With the most powerful, comprehensive 8-bit Digital Sound Package to ever orchestrate an Amiga Disrrau sound stuoio Az E operation. Also convert mono to stereo or separate stereo. Auto-playing music modules. B i The Affordable Answer to Your Audio Dreams Record, Edit, Compose... With a high-quality stereo sound sampler, A fast, powerful, easy-to-use sound editor, And a self-contained 4-track sequencer: Fop all the sound effects and music you could ever imagine. ? Record sound samples from any source, including voices, noise, and pre-recorded instruments, to create your own instruments and effects. ? Edit sounds quickly in real time. Add effects like reverb and echo, run sounds backward, alter wave forms, cut and paste sound segments, create loops, eliminate pops and scratches. ? Compose easily using the DSS 4-track sequencer and your Amiga or MIDI keyboard. Draw from up to 31 instruments at a time, in up to four octaves with 8 different variable effects. Mix and modify sounds in real time as you compose, through direct interface with the sound editor. DSS Stretches the outer limits of 8-bit sound
• Create your own 4-traek, self-playing musical compositions.
• Make soundtracks for home video, animation or visual presentations complete with voice-over, sound effects and music.
• Analyze voice patterns and stereo separation.
• Analyze graphic equalization of real-time sound.
• Remove “pops" from old phonograph recordings.
• Create custom instruments and sound effects by collecting and or modifying pre-recorded instruments, voice, or sounds from any source, and use them in your own compositions.
• Save your sound and music to disk or send it out via modem for replay on any Amiga. Check out these unparalleled features V AmigaDOS 2.0 compatible; written in assembly language. V Multi-tasking operation. V 68020 and 68030 compatible. V Comprehensive tutorial manual helps even beginners get started right away. V Intuition-based graphic interface makes operation easy. V MIDIdn 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. V Multiple effects for each note. V Stereo and monophonic 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. I Saves in IFF, SONIX or RAW formats. V Compatible with SoundTracker, NoiseTracker and SoundFX modules. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tei. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 P N FX From Two to Three High-end 2-D drafting and 3-D modeling come together in GFX-CAD 3000 (S649). The package, from Grafx Computing, includes the iong-awaited XCAD 3000 (which incorporates the latest versions of XCAD 2D and XCAD 3D) from the British company AVT. In addition, you get Grafx's own X- Shell and 2-Shell interfaces to make working with the CAD applications easier. The bundle also includes stateside technical support and a six-month subscription to the Xpress newsletter, which is dedicated to Amiga CAD. The new XCAD 3D software can read files you drafted in XCAD 2D, and then save those images in Imagine Turbo format for rendering in Impulse's software. If your system has 2MB of chip RAM, you can run the two XCAD programs concurrently with Bright Here For Graphics Supporting all Amiga graphics modes including 24-bit. 256-color, and 8-bit HAM. Digital Creations' new Brilliance hopes to set a new standard in Amiga paint and animation software. It promises optimal performance and speed on all Amiga models. According to Digital Creations, most Brilliance operations run faster on a 68000-based Amiga than comparable operations of competing programs run on a 68030 machine. But speed isn’t all that Brilliance More Than Morphing % GVP's Cinemorph software (ST59) enables you to morph one image into another. ImageFX (S369) gives you that ability and more. Image-processing tools for color correction and manipulation, image analysis, image transformation, and photographic adjustments are all part of the package. The program's memory-management system lets you scan images to disk and manipulate Imagine or Turbo, moving elements between the trio easily. Grafx offers several upgrade paths for owners of previous XCAD versions. Contact the firm for details. (RS 126.) Promises. For $ 249 you also get dynamic animation capabilities and “real-world” airbrushing. A Gradient mode lets you define eight separate gradient ranges of up to 64 colors each, and an Interpolate option chooses the best in-between colors from your palette automatically. Lots of features and abilities come in multiples: You get multiple picture and animation buffers, brushes, animbrushes, and even multiple levels of Undo and Redo. (RS 120.) Them at high speeds, with low memory overhead (ImageFX requires 1 2MB of chip RAM and 3MB of fast RAM). Because ImageFX is modular, you can add support for scanners, framegrabbers, printers, and display devices through external software "hooks." Arexx-literate folks can further customize the program, thanks to its support of the protocol. (RS 123.) Measure for Measure Want it) monitor the weather, conduct science projects, or set up a home-au- tomation system? Boone Technologies' new line of ezAD products will help. President Mark Boone says he’s responding to a need for simple-to-install data-acquisition systems that work on any Amiga. "You don’t need an engineering degree to install and use these products,” he stales. The hardware plugs into your computer’s second mouse port, it can measure temperature, humidity, pressure, light levels, and other parameters, and trans- V’ ezAD's software can make a colorful display of your data. Fer the data directly into the computer to save you from entering it manually. The included software lets you display collected data and save it for later evaluation and for export into spreadsheets, databases, and other programs. An Arexx interface is provided for those who want to create custom data displays using an Arexx-compatible authoring program or a programming language. Complete systems include analog-io- digital converters (eight- or ten-bit) and sensors with single or multiple inputs. Because the low-powered hardware is modular, you can add on when you need more capabilities. And adding on means plugging together, not wiring and soldering. (RS 113.) Hardware for Video What runs off the Amiga’s mouse port, costs S50. And is infrared all over? Interactive MicroSystems' new Mediaphile
2. 0M Infrared Controller! Via the company’s MediaEditor software (available separately), the controller works together with a number of products including its own MediaPhile software, Gold Disk’s Video Director, Future Video’s system, and Sony’s VBOX and VISCA controllers for video editing and multimedia presentation. Plus, it lets you control NewTek’s Video Toaster and Panasonic’s WJMX switchers for A B roll and special effects. An Arexx interface allows further control over multimedia presentations through such Arexx-compatible software as AmigaVision, Scala, and Showmaker. Plus, a Programmer’s Tool-kit helps you gain control over laser- and CD players, video and audio decks, camcorders, and so on from C- and BASIC-language programs. Complete infrared control systems including hardware and software start at $ 250 from Interactive. (RS 115.) Get in line now [or Allen Avionics new line of delay lines. In addition to its original analog devices, the company offers new Digital Delay Lines in several configurations (dual-in-line, single-in-line, and surface-mount) to match any design requirements. The units are applicable to telecommunications, military, industrial, and video-product markets and. According to Allen Avionics, are “ideally suited to high-volume OEM applications,” for which auto-insertable packages are provided, (RS 116.) Overscan is compiled by Barbara Gefvert, Linda Laflamme, and Tim Walsh. Send your news, new products, and network information to Overscan, AmigaWor d Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ 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®. ? Automatically convert image files to from over 20 different file formats. ? Create true, full motion polymorphic “morphing” animation just like they use in movies, commercials and music videos. 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 your own add-on features with full Arcxx,M and C programming language support. ? Enjoy near “real time” painting in 24-bit color. ImageFX is the most exciting and versatile full color, image processing and enhancement system ever made. You owe it to your imagination to buy ImageFX Image Processing ? Regional Processing ? Anti-Aliasing ? Composite Imaging ? RGB. CMYK, !IYS Adjustments ? Contrast, Gamma Adjustment Special Effects ? Full Motion Morphs ? Single Dual Image Morphs ? 2-4-Bit Transitions ? W aves and Ripple Kflecis ? Spiral Effects ? W ater Glass Distortion Image Rendering ? Amiga, ECS AG A Modes ? HAM-E, DCTV, GIF ? Multiple Dither Controls ? IY24, FC24, EGS 24-Bit Output and much more Give your Amiga graphics and animafionsnew magical powers at an affordable price! If you need ImageFX™ morphing power alone, GneMorph is for you. ? Work quickly and easily with Amiga style controls, then output diredfy to any Amiga, DCIV™, or HAM-FM systems indudrng 24-bit display boards like GVP's 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. _ or images, from one to another quickly, easily and with the professional qualify "morph" results you see at the movies and on TV. With GneMorph you can: ? Warp single or motion images, create full motion morphs, merge scenes, and perform digital dissolves. ? Set different speeds for different parts of the morph. I - i Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Ine Ali other trademarks are the property of their respective . ImageFx. CineMorph. And IY'24 are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc. owners. C Copyright 1992 Great Valley Products, Ine. For more information or your nearestj HL J Holiday Gift Ideas GVP Dealer, phone 215-337-8770 today. *• For technical information call 215-354-9495 GREAT VAUEY PRODUCTS, INC. PHONE 2 1 5*337 * 8770 600 CLARK AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 1 9406 U.S.A. FAX 215* 337*9922 Final 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 you 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; mail-merge; 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 font features include: 35 outline typefaces; font sizing from 4 to 300 points; variable line spacing; compressed and expanded character widths; underline, strikethru. 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; Arexx 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. 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144. 000 word speller, 1.1 million word thesaurus with definitions, master pages, style sheets, paragraph sorting, math, mail-mergc, automatic hyphenation, and user-defined tab stops to assist you in your writing. Final Copy’s1 M graphic support is the best there is in any Amiga® word processor. Place IFF ILUM pictures and brushes anywhere in a document. Draw boxes, ovals, lines, arrows, squares, and circles using Final Copy’s1'1 structured drawing tools. Flow text around or on top (if any graphic in a document. TdTiTrrH- t fiNAL Copy raXLt AllA Nb ; ond ? «'1: Thtmmii j*¦ Qfrf iwni wilh * t««AMB35S5 wrwi am [ruiiMj in.j nminta muj n ___ Am .___(mu..___j So whcl and where are V y these mythical studies? For the most part, they were published as articles In trade journals and schol- orly magazines, and 1hey weie not normally Intended for typographers or graphic communicators, Educators, technical writers, journalists and the like, were their usual tor- rtruil CiM't II hr%'.am m 1*1 i IlMlili M M jr.** ¦ jr. 1 fi’ta I AJUnan. F n £ ral Uuidna. Jill! RLBSiTUxi 7- ¦*fl - Typographic clarity comes in two fla- Studies and Reports vors: legibility and readability. Even Most of us have heard about legi- though much of the typographic bitity and readability studies and their community treats them as such, they resulting reports You know, the ones are not interchangeable terms. Differ- that typophiles refer to when they disent typefaces have varying degrees of cuss legibility or readability, and sup- legibility: while typogrcphy should be posedly answer all questions aboui readable. These two topics. Well, referring to ,. These reports and actually trying to use Legibihty ts generally considered to therri can two very different things be the ability to distinguish one letter jn fQCf juSj trying find them is diffi- rrom another in a particular typeface cuu design. Readabiliiy, on the > other hand, is the degree of V They are not in neatly bound vol- ease with which typography umes readily purchased at the local can be read. As a result, it is A bookstore. Chorees are. Unless you possible to use a highly leg- B % live in a big city, your public library Ible typeface and create un- flL doesn’t have there Teachers of the readable typography. M communication arts do not often While carefully constructed. B m make them available to their sfu- readable typography can- B dents, and manufacturers of fype- not restore missing legibility B B m, setting ond pnntmg equipment do to a typeface design, it can tMgi not Include them In their corpo- enhance the message pre- rate libraries, sented by a less than ideal typeface. For practical purposes, the j definitions are not all lhat Impor- tanl. What Is imporiant Is that you 1 are aware of the factors that can affect typeface legibility, and the ways readability can be enhanced - or reduced - through typographic or rangement. Style sheets and master pages arc features you can really use to ensure your documents are 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. Actual Final Copy II printout Comparison Chart Snaking Columns 24 Bit Editable ILBM Support Page Views Outline Font Processing Print 1 pg. Document Math Support Outline Fonts
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2. 0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Professional-quality sampling has come to the Amiga with the arrival of the AD516 and AD 1012. Using either board with the included Studio 1(5 software, you can perform all the traditional audio post-production tasks, including creating sound effects, editing and triggering, editing and replacing dialog, and building multichannel soundtracks in the digital domain. In addition, this audio system functions as a direct-to-disk mul- titrack recorder, whose capacity is limited only by your hard-drive size and processor speed. Spiffy Specs The AD516 is a 1 (5-bit digital-signal-processing card, with unbalanced stereo (RCA jacks) in and out and SMPTE in. On board, it carries 256K of RAM, a 10 MIPS digital-signal-processing (DSP) chip, and 64x oversampling digital filters. It boasts a variable sampling rate of 5.5KHz to 48KHz, a signal-to-noise ratio of 87dB, and frequency response from 15Hz to 22KHz. Based around the same DSP chip, the 12-bit mono AD1012 board has slightly lower specs: only 64K of RAM on board, lower-resolution digital filters, and slightly narrower frequency-response range and signal-to- noise ratio. Input and output are unbalanced mono, with SMPTE in. The hardware places limits on the recording and playback capabilities: On an accelerated system, the AD516 can handle eight virtual tracks and the AD 1012 can manage four; without the benefit of a 68030 or ’040, the AD516 can tackle only five tracks, the ADI012 one. Both boards use the same SMPTE reader, capable of reading 24, 25, 29.97 To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 108. Internal Zorro II slot connection. Accelerator compatible. Installation: Easy. Minimum system: 3MB RAM, hard disk, audio source. Recommended system: 68030 or ’040 accelerator. 6MB of RAM, hard drive, monitor amp. Speakers, mixer. (drop frame), and 30 frames per second of ETC (longitudinal time code). If numbers tend to leave you numb, consider this: 16-bit audio is on a par with CD quality; 12-bit compares quite favorably with FM radio and video HiFi audio tracks. If the end result of your audio endeavors is video or audio tape, either board will sound excellent in the mix. Used with proper care, even the slightly lower-resolution AD 1012 produces recordings that are virtually indistinguishable from the input. Stu-Stu-Studio 4 he same software, Studio 16, comes with both boards. The program communicates with each board by means of a software driver called a handler. One handler is resident for each card installed in the system, meaning you could install multiple, independently controlled audio boards. Keep in mind, however, that the manual advises against having more than one AD 1012 per system. One of the best-designed and most comfortable around, Studio 16‘s work space consists of separate, task-oriented modules. Via the Preference section, you can configure and resize all of them and Request any combination to be present on screen at startup. Plus, you can set the interface colors, SMPTE specifications (source and rate), memory usage (size of record playback and edit RAM buffers), and record format (16-bit or one of several eight-bit types). The Meters module presents analog (VU), LED (peak hold), and scrolling-graph representations of sound-level changes in input, output, and any of the virtual tracks that are playing. They have the same assets and liabilities as their real-world counterparts: The needle animation in the VU meter does not respond quickly to peaks in the sound lev- el, but it does show the average nicely. The LED style gives a fairly accurate representation of how hot the peaks are and is useful for adjusting the input gain. Looking much like the Editor’s oscilloscope display, the scrolling graph plots level against time, providing a good picture of the shape of the entire sample. Thc software behind the audio boards, Studio 16 is composed of many modules. The Mixer controls input, output, and playback levels, as well as pan adjustment on the AD516. It also features a tiny version of the scrolling-meter graph. A second choice you have for mixing is the resizeable liny Mixer module, which although it lacks pan control takes less processing time for its more Spartan display. If there are too many displays active on the screen at one time, the system and its capabilities can bog down. Studio 16 offers two ways to record a sample: the Recorder module and the Transport module. From the Recorder you can set the filter and sample rates, adjust input gain, name the sample, and start and stop the recording. Combining a multitude of functions into one window, Transport gives you all the record options plus playback possibilities. You can play and remix tracks onto an open track with 110 loss of fidelity everything remains in the digital domain. You can even record the entire Cue List (samples triggered at precise SMPTE times) to an open track. The Editor allows for destructive and nondestructive alterations to recorded samples. Editing is a matter of highlighting a range of the sample display and selecting an action to perform upon it. You can cut, copy, paste, and insert, as well as freehand draw, fade in and out. Resample, generate silence, echo, invert, and more. You can even use ranges as separate samples without resaving them. Other modules include the Cue List, SMPTE Monitor, SMPTE Generator (for internal use only), Open List (a list of samples by director)' used to play, rename, delete, and launch editing), and Real Time Delay. Completely taking over the Studio 16 environment, the latter performs real-time chorus, delay, flange, or echo on the input, allowing full control over all the parameters, and then sends the results to the output. The Studio 16 manual is extensive and it is well- organized and clear. Substantial background information on digital audio and tutorials are provided, followed by a reference section for each module. The book doses with several lengthy essays on au- dio post-production techniques and audio-for-video applications. Smooth Sounds I used both boards extensively in under-the-gun audio post-production situations, and they quite literally saved me hours of sleep and gray hairs. The Studio 16 software, now at version 2.04, performed smoothly, with none of those annoying surprises that seem to blossom from equipment under pressure. In one situation, without the benefit of SMPTE lock, I was able to accurately set a se- quence of sound effects and spot dialog replacement and then play it back in real time along with a Bars and Pipes Professional soundtrack. Bars and Pipes Pro Tools and Accessories arc included with Studio 16 to bring it under the sequencer’s control and allow its operation from within the composing environment. The tools include the ability to cue samples to MIDI notes, synchronize the MIDI tracks to SMPTE using the port 011 the SunRize card, synchronize the playback of a full digital-audio track to a MIDI score, and access all of Studio 16’s windows and features. Studio 16 can respond to Shell commands and play samples on cue in the background, even while the Video Toaster (notorious for its ability to interfere with audio and parallel-port activity) is running. This allows it to be used easily with such multimedia authoring programs as Amiga- Yision (Commodore) and Can Do (INOVAtronics). The price for performance is rather intensive hardware requirements. The system works on an unaccelerated Amiga, but with diminished capabil- ? AmigaWorld 19 ities and speed. A hard drive is essential, and because samples are constantly written to and read from it, SunRize recommends a separate partition for audio work to minimize the possibility of errors corrupting the disk. I heartily agree, even though I experienced no problems with disk access. I used a relatively slow 300-megabyte magneto-optical drive and, by offsetting the trigger time, was able to enjoy playback in sync. While the Editor allows you to clean up tlie sample considerably and remove extraneous noises, the old garbage in, garbage out adage applies. 1 also strongly recommend an accurate audio-monitoring system. With digital audio, what you hear is what you will get. Any tool that does its job, and does it elegantly, is a bargain. Both the AD 1012 and the AD516 are that and more. These are truly breakthrough systems that bring high-quality digital audio to the desktop and low-end production studio. Michael Hanish Will Vinton’s Playmation Will Vinton's Playmation, $ 349 Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected.
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* 800*322*2843 MasterCard & VISA accepted. Make checks payable to AVID Publications. AVID PUBLICATIONS 21611 Stevens Creek Blvd. Gupeptiiia, CA 95014 Introducing the Magazine tor the Amiga Desktop Video Revolution Video Toaster User is a magazine that will have as much impact on the video industry as the introduction of the Video Toaster. Independently published, our goal is to provide up to the minute information on the exploding desktop video industry. The industry that is fundamentally changing the rules of what it takes to produce broadcast video. In each issue you'll find all of the relevant information about the Video Toaster and other emerging Amiga video technology. Well feature more in-depth Amiga video news than any other publication. You'll also find reviews and information on all of the VCR s, cameras, camcorders, editors and other tools you’ll need for your DTV productions. In addition, lighting, audio and all aspects of video production techniques will be extensively covered. Our expert columnists have been observing and writing about the desktop video phenomenon for over 5 years. Rick Lehtinen, former Video Systems Technical Editor, joins our team, as does 3D expert David Hopkins and nationally recognized DTV expert Lee Stranahan. John Gross, Tony Gomez, Tim Doherty and numerous other contributing authors will provide industry insight based on their years of experience in video production. Subscribe NOW. We re making a special introductory offer of 12 issues for $ 36. In addition, you'll receive the October November issue FREE, along with a copy of Video Toaster User's "101 Toaster Tricks" by Lee Stranahan. Don't get left behind. The future of video is here and you can learn all about it in the pages of your copy of Video Toaster User. FREE copy of "101 Toaster lips" by Lee Stranahan. Plays the changes in a small preview window, making adjustments much less time consuming. You can also place IFF images on segments, and brushes can act as color, transparency, bump, diffuse, or specular maps. The next step involves the Action editor, where you add motion to your objects. Playmation allows for Skeletal movement (such as walking) and Morphing Muscle movement (such as a character’s lips changing shape during speaking). The program also allows the definition of a spline as an object’s spine, making movement such as bends look more natural. You create the different types of movement by adjusting a character’s position in user-defined keyframes. For precise control and easing in and out of a motion, you use Channels, which are graphic representations of movement. You can save the different types of moves separately and load them later for other figures, saving loads of time in future projects (no need to constantly re-create that perfect walk S m The Wait is Over.
- ir- ¦' 'A: ¦iv The addition oF A-Max II Plus to ReadySoffs acclaimed series of Macintosh emulators brings powerful new capabilities to your Amiga. ArMax II and A-Max II Plus are hardware and software combinations that, once you supply Macintosh 128K ROMs, run almost all Macintosh productivity software at full speed including Word, Excel, Quark Xpress* and Illustrator*. A*Max II Plus Is an internal card which may be easily Inserted Into a slot In your Amiga 2000 or greater series computer. Once Installed, A-Max II Plus provides AppleTalk1, serial port, MIDI and disk compatiblity with the Macintosh. The A-Max 2.5 software also features: support for Amiga hard drives, mouse, keyboard, disk drives, serial and parallel ports, processor accelerators, RAM, all normal video modes and screen sizes, de-interlacers, playback of Macintosh digitized sounds. Apple ImageWriter® emulation for 9 and 24 pin Epson® compatible printers, and access to Macintosh SCSI peripherals through a hard drive controller's SCSI port. A-Mu fl and A-Max II Plus are trademark or ReadySolt Incorporated. Apple. Macintosh. Mac, AppleTalk, LaserWriter, LocalTalk, ImageWriter are seglitered trademarks ot Apple Computer, inc. All other trademarks are the property ol their respective owners. RoadySoll incorporated M Waflhafcn Court, Suite 2 Richmond HM1, Ontario, Canada LAB iB» Tat; 11)711-4If! Fan 4ll) 7U-UHT RkadySoft $ Circle 152 on Reader Service card cycle), Playmation lets you preview the action in wireframe, either within the program or by creating an ANIM file and playing it through the supplied Display program. You pull together the final animation in the Direction module. Here, you assign characters to a path, load their various movements into master lists, and manipulate your camera and light sources, A set of lines emanating from the camera shows exactly what it’s pointed at, eliminating guesswork. Light sources indicate their areas of illumination in the same manner, so exact light placement is much easier than in some other programs. As in the Action module, Direction lets you compile a wireframe preview at any time. The final module is the Renderer, where you compose the animation frames. You can set a background color, turn shadows and reflections on and off, and then choose a mini- (quarter-screen) or standard-size ANIM frame. When rendering, the program displays the average amount of time it takes to render each frame and an estimate for the entire animation. The rendering times are acceptable, certainly faster than previous versions of Animation:Journeyman. Back to the CLI? The Renderer, however, contains Plavma- J lion’s greatest flaw. Playmation defaults to 320x200 HAM images for its frames, and currently there is no way to produce anything larger from the rendering screen, lo render in higher resolutions or 24-bit images, you must type a series of nonin- tuitive commands into the CLI. This is inconvenient, annoying, and inexcusable. I can’t fathom why the ability to adjust resolution and color is absent from the rendering interface, especially when the interface was overhauled to make the animation process easier. The other current drawback to Playmation is the manual. While it’s certainly ? R * Backup iZjSystem2 sC
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(512) 328-6650 • FAX (512) 328-1925 Quarterback is a trademark of New Horizons Software. Inc. A well written, it's not for the Amiga version. The program is currently shipping with the manual for Playmation’s Windows version. While the interlaces of the two programs are exactly the same, references to W indows are distracting. An Amiga addendum and manual are in the works, but I was able to review only the pages discussing the 24-bit rendering. Also, there should be some more introductory material in the manual, because all of Playmation’s new concepts can be overwhelming to beginners. On the plus side, Play mat ion comes with objects and motion files that are not only helpful learning tools, but also useful for incorporating in your own animations. Registered Playmation users can also access a support BBS to pose technical questions and exchange objects and motion files. In the interest of connectivity, all of the files Playmation creates are interchangeable among the Amiga, Mac, and IBM versions. This should allow for a greater supply of third-party objects and motions than many other Amiga 3- D programs have. Overall, Playmation is a unique program. Containing features and abilities not available in any other software package. While the interface is much improved, however, this is still a very complex program that can easily frustrate impatient users. It's not my first choice for "Hying logos,” but it certainly makes 3-1) character animation much easier than its competitors. Bottom line: For spline-based modeling and 3-D character animation, nothing even comes close to Will Vinton’s Plavmadon. Dave Thomas With the MEGACHIP GigaMem Pre’spect Technics, Inc., S149. Hard drive installable. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible (except 68040) Minimum system: An MMU and mass data-storage device. Recommended system: An MMU and hard drive. Simulates RAM for memory-intensive tasks memory-mi 2 MB Chip " 1 he McgAChip 2000 500 should he standard equipment on c ery Video Toaster S stem." Jim Plan; ¦ Publisher Fulitor ideo Toaster User ' 7 he MegAChip 2000 500 is a must own tor anyone that wants to use Toaster Paint or Multitask with the Video Toaster." Lee Stranahan - Funner NEWTEK employee & writer of the tutorials far the Video Tinnier 2.0 manual. Featured in the Desktop lnuti;es Video Toaster Tutorial series. "I would advise Toaster users who make use of Toaster Paint or LightW a e to add DKB’s MegAChip 2000 500 to your system as stum as possible." Tim Dohertx - Video Toaster User The MegAChip 2000 500 allow s you to upgrade your Video Toaster. Amiga A500 & A2Q00. And CDTV ¦ to 2 Megabytes ul Graphics Memory The .MegAChip 2000 500 is a needed addition if you are using your system for Desktop Video. 3D Rendering A: Animation, Multimedia or Desktop Publishing. The MegAChip 2000 500 is compatible with the Video Toaster . OpalVisjon . Vlab". IV-24 . DCTV . Ham-E , and most genlocks and framebuffers. Contact your local dealer or call for information. Dealer inquiries welcome. DKB Software 50240 W.Pontiac Tr. Yvixom, MI 48393 Sales (3t.tlM0.875l FAX (3131 960-8752 Technical Support JIJ> 96U-K750 safe; MegAChip 2000 500 is a trademark of DKB Software. Video Toaster is a trademark of Mewtck. Inc. CDTV. A500, and A2000 are trademarks of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. IV 24 is a trademark of Great Valley Products. Inc. DCTV is a trademark of Digital Creations. Llam-E is a trademark of Black Belt Systems. Opal Vision is a trademark of Centaur Development. One of the my biggest disappointments with Workbench 2.0, 2.1, and even 3.0 is the lack of system support for virtual memory. Thai oversight has been O rectified, at least in part, by a new program called GigaMem. What exactly is virtual memory? It doesn’t involve putting on lots of virtual reality headgear to save a file. Simply put, it’s a way of tricking your computer into thinking it has more RAM than it actually does by having it access a storage device, such as a hard drive, rather than go to precious and expensive memory. GigaMem does what it claims and does it well. .Ml you need is an MMU (Memory Management Unit, such as in the 68030 CPU) and a storage device such as a hard disk or Syqucst drive. GigaMem hides in the background, intercepts memory usage of only those programs that you want to use virtual memory, and leaves your other software alone. You even tell GigaMem in what order to allocate memory’ for each program. For example, Imagemaster (Black Belt Systems) can use RAM first (for speed), while ProWrite (New Horizons) first draws on virtual memoiy, leaving the real stuff for other programs that might not use virtual memory at all. The Old Switcheroo Installation is fairly straightforward. The 90-page, half-German, half-English PROGRt zwe 5 O -O 500 Mercury 2SN Hz or 35W Hz - The tesxesh rrvosl expandable &m g a accelerator m the world. Over 2? Pedormaoce at 35MHz r- |V *w sen 3 oweiHAwn M Orovt cowiROU-tn ¦ • J'iVHi o. 1WW WVMO ft kCCSURAtOR
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r. irrlf* 150 nn Rparlpr Sprvirp rard manual is plenty adequate for getting the average user up and running thanks to Commodore’s painless installer program. There are, in fact, few decisions to make during the entire process. The most important consideration is where to put the swap file. A swap file is the hard-drive location where GigaMem mimics RAM, simulating available memory. GigaMem requires that this swap fde not be placed in the same partition as any data saved by a program using virtual memory. Does that sound confusing? Put another way, assume you are using Imageinaster with GigaMem. When you save an image, it cannot be stored in the same hard-drive partition as the GigaMem swap file. Because of that restriction, I chose to put GigaMem and its associated swap File in the System partition. If you keep programs in one partition and data in another partition, you could place GigaMem with the applications. Three programs comprise GigaMem: The best way to protect your data is to back it up. Ami-Back takes care of your data. Ami-Back Tools takes care of the drives you store it on. Maybe a friend already gave you lhal advice. Or maybe you learned its value on your own. Either way. Keeping that rule in mind will save you a Jot of headaches, heartbreaks, and hassles. The best way to back up your data is to use the best backup program: Ami-Back v2.0. With Ami-Back, you can be sure that your data is safe. And with Anti- Back's sharp interface, making the kind of backups you want is a real snap. All of Ami-Back's features are at your fingertips. Intelligent data compression that doesn't slow you down. Multiple backups on single tapes. Recovering lost data from crashed hard drives. Backing up incredibly large amounts of data across multiple tapes. Scheduling unattended backups. Password protection. Arexx support, and even online help. And a heck of a lot more. Join the thousands of users worldwide svho have found Anti-Back to be the only backup program worth owning. Competitive Upgrade Moonlighter Software Development. Inc.. is offering a competitive upgrade path to Ami-Back and Ami-Back Tools.
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The GP, a sophisticated disk optimizer ensures your data is stored as efficiently as possible, and the Disk Analyst examines your disks for potential problems and repairs them when the need arises. 911-Recovery recovers deleted data from crashed disks, while the Antiseptic clears your disk of everything. The Lab Test lets you check and compare checksums for file corruption and virus protection. All these programs are tied together by the Administrator which allows you to set up. Schedule, and perform any or all of these tests with unmatched ease and ultimate flexibility. Anti-Back Anti-Back Tools Anti-Back Plus Tools $ 79.95 ntsrp $ 79.95 ntsrp $ 129.95 ntsrp a startup utility (for the WBStartup drawer), GigaMem itself, and GigaMem Prefs (in which you interact with GigaMem and configure its workings). Prefs has an attractive Workbench 2.0 interface, making it easy to select the amount of virtual memory' to use limited, of course, by the hard-disk space you’re willing to relinquish to the swap file. Buffer and cache memory entries are dedicated to speeding up the virtual memory, much like a floppy-drive cache. The GigaMem manual recommends ideal settings based on your particular Amiga configuration. The central focus of GigaMem Prefs is the program database, a listing of programs compatible with GigaMem. It comes preloaded with common programs such as ProWrite, PageStream2 (Soft-Logik), Imageinaster, Digi-Paint (NewTek), and many more. The manual describes how to add other programs to the database, but admits that this can often be a trial-and-error process if the default settings do not work right off. You can configure each program individually to use normal memory first, virtual memory first, or none of either. The database keeps you informed of which programs are currently using virtual memory, as well. Is It RAM or Is It GigaMem? GigaMem is an effective way to increase your Amiga’s usefulness. 1 found it a little restrictive, however. GigaMem wedges itself in your processor’s MMU, making it incompatible with some programming tools and CPU controllers designed to speed up your system. Also, a last minute Reacl_Me file on the distribution disk warns you not to use Power Packer on your hard drive because of memory management conflicts with GigaMem. Instead, ii suggests Imploder. If you already use Power Packer, converting a Continued on p. 78. This time we pulled out all the stops. 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. « 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. Octree Software Inc. 1955 Landings Drive Mountain View, CA 94043 Tel. 415. 390 9600 Fax 415.390 9755 NEW! Hierarchical Animations, Organic Deformations, 32 bit color, IFF textures, and more... $ 399.00! MFG Suggested List Price The Reviews Are In. OpalVision Sets a New Standard of Excellence “Undoubtedly the finest, most professional paint program to arrive on the Amiga, OpalPaint has atone bound caught up with the best Macintosh software, and set a new, much higherstandard for other Amiga packages to emulate.” Brian Larkman, Amiga Format Magazine, England “In even its first release, OpalVision is awesome! If you’ve been sitting on the Amiga’s 24-Bit sideline, waiting for the technology to mature, the time to act is now!” Tony Gomez, Camcorder Magazine, USA “OpalVision is exciting for everyone in the Amiga community and will enjoy a long and successful life. Professional quality at this price can’t be turned away.” Gary Fenton, Amiga User International Magazine, England “OpalVision is an amazing delight. It comes closer to simulating a classical painting environment than any other hardware or software combination I’ve tried. It’s great! ” Hank Tucker, Producer for Disney TV Animation “I asked both a traditional artist unfamiliar with computers and a video artist familiar with Amigas and other computers to try OpalPaint. The verdict was unanimous brilliant and who am I to disagree? The best fun I've had for ages." Gary Whiteiey, Amiga Shopper, England OpalVision News Flash! R 1 OpalAnimMATE Is Here! Our powerful new animation player lets you run OpalVision animalions at rales of up to 60 frames per second. It works in 8, 15?, 15,18 and 24-Rit 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 (68000-bascd machines), and will play animations directly from a hard drive. Our delta compression feature creates small files and fast playback rates. Amiga Developers Create OpalVision Software:. These arc just a few of the titles that arc already available or that will be released very soon: ASDQ - Art Department Professional and Morph Plus , RQB Computer A Video * AmiLink Video Editing Products Adspec Programming - Aladdin 4D Amazing Computers - Transporter single frame recording software Black Belt Systems - ImagcMastcr Texture City - Texture City 24-bit image libraries SCALA - MultiMcdia 200 and InfoChanncl Progressive Peripherals and Software - 3D Professional OpalVision also works with A4000 and AA Chipset! The OpalVision Main Board
• An internal card which operates in any Amiga computer with a video slot.
• A true 24-bit frame buffer and display device with 16.8 million colors available for every pixel.
• Vncompromiscd, 24-bit highcr-tlran-broadcast-quality, crystal-clear images.
• Standard Amiga graphics and animations can appear in front of or behind OpalVision images on a pixel-by-pixc basis.
• Performs 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.
• Double buffered full 24-bil, 15-bit and 8-bit true color modes, 24-bit and 8-bit palette-mapped display modes. Dual Playfield 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.
• Expansion connectors for available Framcgrabber Qenlock and Scan-Rate 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. Equipped with 1.5 MB of display RAM. OpalVision Software Every OpalVision Main Board includes a full range of software to let you start creating graphics, animations and presentations immediately: Quad-input Production Switcher Complete video switching capabilities, tndudes four S-VH5, four composite and one RQB input. Three outputs: Composite, S-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-Picture" capability. Includes pre-made effects and provides for the creation of custom effects. OpalVision Authorized Distributors Germany VtDEOCOMP Frankfort Ph: 49 I069J-507 6969 Fax: 49 (069>-507-6200
U. K. £CL Lirhfirlil Staffs P|i: (44)543-414817 Fax: (44)543-250713 Spain ARKOFOTOSA Barcelona Ph: 04)3301-00*0 Fax: (34J331B 0277 Norway CAPELLA AS Oslo Ph: (47)220 0)106 Fax: (47)220-0805 France CIS Pesiac Ph; (33)563-63441 Fax: (33)56J-62H46 Sweden KARLBURQ S. KAKLBURG AB Bfarred Ph; 46 (464)7450 Fax. 46 (46417120 llaly KB SRI Cmlrianu Pi Granarolu (Bologna} Ph: (39)517-65563 Fax: (39J517-6556H Denmark SC ALA COMPUTER TELEVISION Hcricv Ph: 45 (441 53 11 77 Fax: 45144) 53 11 73 Holland TAKE ONE PRODS Hccrlen Ph; 31-1451225-783 Fax: 31-[451212-263 USA Micro-PACE Distributor;, Inc. Illinois Ph: (217) 356-1884 Fax: (217* 356 0097 AMERICAN SOFTWARF AND I tARDWARE DISTRIBUTORS, tNC. Minot* Pb: (217) 384-2050 Fax: 1217)JB4-2055 OpalPaint Everyone is excited about OpalPaint. In fact, nearly everyone who's spent any lime using it says it's the best paint program on the Amiga. And with good reason. It's Fast. Real-time. Full 24-Bit. OpalPainl gives you complete control over OpalVision's 16.8 million color palette. Includes a fult-range of drawing tools and an expandable library of image-processing modes with adjustable parameters, complete texture-mapping capabilities, transparency and color gradicnls, multiple work modes, nozzle brushes, prc-dcfincd palettes and many other comprehensive toots. 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. Also included are OpatAnimMATE fsee News Rash on previous page), Opal Presents!, an icon-driven prescnlalion program, OpalVision Hot Key, a powerful and very useful image display utility and the world's first 24-Bit game. King of Karate. INCREDIBLE VIDEO BOARD TRADE-IN OFFER! 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 The OpalVision Main Board is the 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 lying up Amiga slots. Frame C rabber + Genlock Module 24-Bit real-time framegrabbing and better-than-broadcast-quatity geniocking with S-Video, RQB and composite inputs and outputs. Real-Time video effects, transitions and color processing. LIMITED TIME OFFER! ACT NOW!* Centaur Development
P. O. Box 4400, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Phone: (310) 542-2226 FAX: (310) 542-9998 OpalVision BBS: (310)793-7142
• Centaur reserves the right to limit this offer to specific video boards and or quantities which wilt be accepted as trade-ins at Centaur's discretion. Centaur may allcr or change the terms and conditions of Ibis offer at any lime at its sole discretion. Please call Centaur for complete details. OpalVision. OpalPaint, Opal Presents and OpalVision Roaster Chip are trademarks of Opal Technology, Ltd. OpalAnimMATE and King of Karate arc trademarks of Centaur Development, fnc. Other brands and product names arc trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Combining affordability with the sophisticated performance features of its new AGA line of computers, A Commodore may finally A* BY LOU WALLACE NLY A FEW months ago, Commodore introduced die high-end version of its next-generation line of new machines. Billed as the “multimedia computer,” the A4000 priced at $ 3699 gave the sagging Amiga a powerful technological boost in its battle with ever more powerful Pcs and Macs. Now the “New Line” has taken a bold step downwards to a price point that could propel CBM and the Amiga into the mainstream of desktop computing. Unveiled at the recent COMDEX show in Las Vegas, Commodore’s new entry-level computer, the A1200, sports a highly attractive list price of $ 699. The new machine, which replaces the older A500 computer, offers users a surprisingly gaudy array of standard features, as well as possibilities for future expansion. Chock Full o’ Features The A1200 is a 14 Mhz 68020 system that incorporates Commodore’s new AGA (Advanced Graphic Architecture) chip set. The base machine comes with 2MB of RAM (all chip), one 8S0K floppy, and a PCMCIA slot. (This is the same interface found on the A600 and CDTV. It appears this is becoming a standard on all but high-end Amiga computers.) ’The operating system is the new AmigaDOS 3.0 introduced with the A4000. (For more on both 3.0 and the A4000, see the cover story, Nov. ’92, p. 30.) Further expansion is possible using a CPU expansion slot found on the bottom of the A1200 (in the same location as for the A512 RAM card in the A500). This slot supports a 150-pin local bus-expan- sion adapter that can be used to add more RAM, a coprocessor, a CPU accelerator, or even a SCSI interface. An additional SMB of RAM can be added, bringing the total to 10MB. Also included with the A1200 is an internal IDE hard-clisk interface. You can purchase an optional
2. 5-inch IDE hard drive to augment the standard floppy-based system. Unlike the A600, the A1200 comes complete with a calculator keypad on the keyboard -which makes the machine a bit wider then the A600. The A1200 is equipped with all the standard Amiga ports for mouse, joystick, external floppies, serial, parallel, and video (RGBA, VGA. SVGA, composite). Soul of the New Machine First and foremost, the A1200 makes use of the second-generation Amiga chip set. 1 he AGA chips are the heart and soul of the new line of Amiga computers. With AGA, the Amiga sports a palette with true 24-bit color capability, meaning it can make use of more then 16 million colors. In terms of actual display, the number of colors that can be displayed at any one time now ranges from as few as two to more than 256,000. Using up to eight bitplanes, screens of up to 256 colors are available in normal display modes; in the new HAMS mode, these same eight bitplanes can generate 256,000-color displays that rival true 24-bit displays. The range of screen sizes that are possible with AGA also far exceeds that of earlier Amiga chips. In addition to the old sizes (320x200 to 640x400), you can now create screens of 800x600, 640x960, 1280x400, or 1312x512, all of which can use up to the full eight bitplanes of color. What is most significant about the new AGA Amiga line is that the graphics are standard across the line. This means the A1200 has all the graphics power of the more powerful A4000 computer. (Look for an in- depth examination of Commodore’s new machines, as well as AmigaDOS 3.0, in the March issue.) Firepower in the Belly The Amiga 1000 released in 1985 used the 7 Mhz 68000 CPU from Motorola. This same processor was used in the A2000, A500, and A600. With the release of the A! 200, Commodore has indicated the day of the 68000 is over. The A1200 comes standard with a 14 Mhz 68EC020 processor. This 32-bit chip operates at several times the speed of the A500, a speed increase based partially on the higher clock rate (14 Mhz vs. 7 Mhz) but also on basic design improvements in the 68020 over the 68000. This extra speed is more then welcome when using the new display modes. Moving eight-bitplane graphics around is not ajob for lightweights it takes real computer power. This is especially important in standard Amiga applications like animation, video, multimedia, and, of course, games. Because the A1200 is now the new entrv-level Amiga, game developemnt is likely to become important once more. Many game companies have avoided porting their VGA-style games to the Amiga because of the higher color and pixel resolutions used in those VGA games. With these obstacles eliminated by the A1200, expect to see a lot of games ported. Even more importantly, original games developed specifically for AGA are likely to take full advantage of the new features. I believe such games may be what many Amiga garners have been awaiting for a long time. Beyond that, the A1200 is up to just about any computing task. The 68020 is a good compromise for a CPU, allowing more computer speed without raising the price. For any standard productivity task word processing, spreadsheets, and databases- the A1200 will more then serve. Graphics, animation. And music applications will be ideally suited to this machine. Videographers will find the A1200 attractive as a low-cost, high-quality video titler. Also, at the price, it is likely to be used in such multimedia applications as interactive kiosks. And, of course, just add some more memory, a math chip, or a faster processor, and it will hold its own against any Amiga available. I’ll Take One! So what do I think? Fm impressed. The A1200 is powerful, affordable, and expandable. It seems to be a proper hybrid of the AoOO’s low cost, the A4000,s graphics, and the A2500’s speed. And Commodore has learned some important lessons, especially From die A500. That machine, originally designed as a nearly 1987-92 Meu Horizons Software ProUrite 1.3.1 Thanks for mv new A1200! M M It’s 3a neat! Especially tfie graphics! 1 can put pictures right here inside of my letters! Sec what I mean? David Key-Wallace Also, thanks for the new video games. They are awesome! The graphics area lot better than Billy’s Nintendo onmes Now nil I lined i.va killer nivdnT sn 1 nonexpandable unit, developed over time as an extremely expandable base machine owing to the innovative strategies of third-party developers. With its 150- pin expansion slot, PCMCIA slot, and built-in IDE interface, the A1200 is all ready to upgrade. I think vendors will have a lot of fun developing add-on products for the A1200. Commodore has spent the last few years wishing for a computer that could emulate the success of the C-64. While I don’t expect the company to sell ten million A1200s, I do think this is tlie best entry-level machine it has come up with since then. Let's see what happens next! ¦ ProWrite 3.3 supports the At 200’s new AGA coior and screen resolutions, as in the case of this BOO 600 display with a 256-cotor image incorporated into the text. CPU
• 14.32 Mhz 68EC020 NTSC
• 32-bit data path
• 24-bit address space
• Optional 68881 68882 math coprocessor Memory and Expansion
• Up to 2M8 32-bit chip RAM
• Optional battery-backed real-time clock
• Internal 150-pin local bus connector
• Supports PCMCIA-standard 2.0 memory and I O cards
• Expandable to 10MB RAM Software
• 512K 32-bit ROM, expandable to 2MB
• Includes PCMCIA code
• AmigaDOS 3.0
• Supports progRAMmable resolutions
• Supports outline fonts
• Localized for multiple languages countries
• CrossDOS MS-DOS file transfer utility Disk Drives
• Built-in slimline 372-inch 880K disk drive
• Optional 272-inch IDE hard disk drive Interfaces
• Keyboard
• Mouse Joystick Lightpen Tablet ports (2)
• Serial (RS-232)
• Parallel (Centronics)
• Video (RGB Analog. VGA. SVGA)
• Color Composite and RF Modulated Video
• Right and Left stereo audio
• External floppy-disk drive port
* Internal IDE port
* PCMCIA 2.0 Standard Slot
* External expansion port CPU Expansion Bus 150-pin Local Bus edge connector provides:
* High-speed 32-bit RAM expansion
* Coprocessor expansion
* CPU accelerators Sound
* 8-bit audio with four voices configured as two stereo channels
* Built-in sound buffer up to 800K nominal
* 6-bit volume Graphic Modes
* AGA custom chip set produces resolutions from 320x200 to 1280x400 (more with overscan)
• NTSC and PAL video resolutions
• Color palette of 16.8 million colors
• 2 to 256,000 user-definable colors displayable on screen Video Display Output
• Works with RGB analog, VGA, or Multiscan monitors (not all modes supported with nonmuitiscan monitors)
• Horizontal scan rates 15 Khz-31 Khz
• Vertical scan rates 50 Hz-72 Hz
• NTSC Color composite output
• RF output for standard TV Finally, true CD quality 16 bit audio is available for your Amiga! SunRize's new AD516 gives you eight tracks, plus a time code reader and a DSP chip. Included with the AD516 is Studio 16 version 2.0. This new release of our popular 16 bit editing software puts a complete sound studio on your desk! AD516 The AD516 hardware provides stereo in out connectors, plus a SMPTE in. Just plug your VTR. CD player, radio, tape deck, or other audio source directly in. Then record in stereo, direct to hard disk, with 16 hits at sampling rates up to 48,000 samples per second. Plus, the AD516‘s efficient design c allows 8 track playback direct from hard disk. The AD516 can synchronize and chase SMPTE time code at 24, 25, 29.97, and 30 fps (drop or non-drop frame). Designed to exceptional audio standards, the AD516 of- fers 15Hz to 22KHz frequency response and 85dB dynamic range. Video Production The Video Toaster goes a long way towards solving your video problems. But what about sound? Do you want to do ADR or voice-overs? Do you need to synchronize background music with your productions? How do you add footsteps, door knocks, and other sound effects to your video or animation? Do you need to fade, cross fade, or eliminate sections of audio? Can you edit your audio, or are you stuck with the first take? Studio 16 solves all these problems by turning your Amiga into a complete sound studio. With Studio 16 s cue list and SMPTE support you can lock sounds frame accurately with your video. Audio triggers reliably, at the same spot, every time. Or you can slip your audio effects, trying them at different spots. And since Studio 16 plays directly off hard disk, the number of sounds vou can trigger is unlimited. V CC Mixer and Meters Each of Studio 16's eight tracks can be metered and mixed. Unlike two track systems, Studio 16 can combine multiple tracks with no generation loss. And it can record two tracks while playing up to eight! Waveform Editor The Studio 16 sound editor graphs the audio waveform and allows you to cut. Copy, and paste audio. Up to eight samples can be edited per window. And edits can be non-destructive or permanent. Zoom, scale, fade, reverse, echo, normalize, loop EFT, resample, and many other functions are available. Named regions can be defined and used in the cue list or transport modules. DSP Supercharger The AD516 includes a special sound coprocessor - the advanced 2105 DSP. The DSP allows Studio 16 to handle those eight tracks while performing real time mixing. The DSP can also do high quality 16 bit effects such as echo, flange, delay and chorus. Low Prices, High Performance Studio 16 2.0 comes with either the AD516 (16 bit, 8 track, stereo, $ 1495 list) or the AD 1012 (12 bit, 4 track, mono, $ 595 list). Also available is the DD524 digital I O card for direct interface to DAT. Call today •f for a free Studio 16 information packet. Tel: (408)374-4962. Fax: (408)374-4963. European Keprewmames: FINLAND Power Computers +35K (1 8) 781 8992. FRANCE Siorrn +33 (I)43 57 46 57. GERMANY AS&S +49 (069) 5 48 81 30. ITALY AP&S +39 (0432) 759264. SPAIN PiXeLSOFT +34 (088) 71 27 00. SWEDEN Display Data +46 (0457) 503 80. SWITZERLAND Microimn +41 (032) 872429. UNITED KINGDOM SlU Marketing +4-1 (0753) 686000. Studio 16 is a trademark of SunRize Industries. Video Toaster is a trademark af ewTek. Inc. Amiga is a trademark of CBM. Circle 57 on Reacer Servce card We’re not talking vocabulary here, but word processing. Were also talking some serious advice answers a nd solutions from experts on the most popular programs. And besides showing you how to pack more power into every keypunch, we ’11 reveal which packages have the most import a ntfeatu res. Veil if you've been using your word processor for months or even vears there are probably plenty of things you still don’t know about it. Useful things: time-saving shortcuts, dilemma-solving solutions. Not because you haven’t read the manual (oh, no!), but because some useful capabilities are just plain obscure. We scouted around to determine which are the the most widely-used Amiga word processors. Then we asked a group of experts, including program authors and tech- support providers, to share their insights on the particular program they know so well. The lips and techniques they offered us presented in Q&A format according to alphabetical order of program name are sure to increase your word power. So that you know the powers of all the word-processing software now on the market, we also worked up a chart. Entitled “The Powers of the Words,” it lists the most sought-after document-processing features, and tells you which of the current programs implement them. ? ILLUSTRAT ED BY JOHN O’LEARY AmigalVorld 35 There is a lot of good advice here, and we hope you find this collection interesting and useful. Quick Guide Tips for: excellence! By Andrew' Apold, p. 36 Final Copy by Jeff James, p. 38 KindWords3 8c WordsWortli by Michael Rivera, p. 38 ProWrite by James Bayless, p. 40 TransWrite by Chris Zamara and Nick Sullivan, p. 42 WordPerfect by Liz Tanner and Mike Madsen, p. 46 Comparison Chart, p. 44 excellence! Micro-Systems Software Micro-Systems’ excellence! Has been around for nearly five years and is now in version
3. 0. The answers lo these common questions about the program provide solutions and shortcuts. Qy How can quickly access foreign characters and symbols? A: You cannot use normal Alt key combinations with excellence!, and accessing characters via the Insert Literal requester can be slow when typing. To access one of these characters quickly, insert it as usual, then place it in the glossary and assign it to a key combination; you could assign a character to Alt-C, for example. Qy What are the function keys used for? A: The function keys are left unassigned so you can customize them to perform whichever glossary functions you wish. If you are accustomed to pressing Shift- F7 to print, for example, you can make a glossary macro ( = print}) and assign it to that key combination. Qy Can I change screen modes without exiting the program ? A: Yes, blit not if there is a window open. First close all document windows, then bring up the Preferences menu, and change screen modes. The changes will take place as soon as you exit Preferences. Q: What fonts can excellence! Use for screen displays? A: Excellence! Uses a font named Helv whenever it can for menus and requesters. Helv comes in two sizes, 8 and 13. The 8-point size is used on non-interlaced displays, while the 13-point face is used with interlaced or productivity screens. Where ii cannot use a proportional font (such as menus under Amt- gaDOS 1.3), excellence! Uses a similar monospaced font named Sys. If the program trys to use these fonts and they are not present on the system, it will use Topaz 8 instead. Q; Why don't some fonts appear in the Font requester? A: Some fonts are “marked” as being bold or italic. If a bold font has no plain counterpart, it will not show up in the Font menu unless the text style bold is selected. If a font you think should be present in the Font requester is not, select Bold (or Italic) and bring up the requester again to see if it shows up. With some typefaces, plain, bold, and italic versions are separate Files. If you select CGTimes, for example, you get the standard delay while it loads the font. If you then select the Bold or Italic button, you normally get another delay, as if the program were loading another outline font. In fact, this is exactly what it is doing. You will not experience this delay if you have used the Fountain program (provided with AmigaDOS 2.0) to create a bitmapped version of the font. To see the difference, use Fountain to create a bitmapped version of CGTimes at a large size, such as
50. Then, in excellence!, select CGTimes at 50. Type some text as plain, some in hold, and some in italics. Now select CGTimes at a similar size that has no bitmapped version, such as 48. Repeat the procedure. You will notice that the bitmapped version (size 50) italicizes and bolds the plain font, while the outline version uses separately drawn italic and bold fonts. Qy On some machines, black PostScript text prints as a grayscale or even white. Why, and how can I correct this? A: Make sure that the third color in your palette is black. If it is not, swap the positions of the colors so that black is third. T he display will remap correctly once you exit Preferences. J Qy Is it possible to improve the print resolution of the Graphic Print mode? A: You can increase the horizontal resolution by setting the pitch higher. Using a pitch of 15 squeezes 50% more into the same width as a pitch of 10 would. This works best with fonts meant to be used at that pitch, such as bitmapped representations of the PostScript fonts (PTlnies, Pcourier, Phelvetica, and Psymbol) included with excellence!. Qy Can I get additional font sizes for the PostScript fonts ? A: Workbench 2.0 lets you use the PostScript faces at any point size from 7 to 99. Simply select the name of the typeface and enter (lie size you want. The bitmapped representations are scaled on screen, and may look blocky, but the printouts will he sharp, as the PostScript printer will scale its own fonts. Qy How can cause the Font directory to reload? A: Hold down the Shift key when you click on the Font button. Q: Flow can I change the way a word hyphenates? A: To change a word’s hyphenation rules, bring up the SpellMate utility by double-clicking on the User Dictionary icon (located in the DocTools drawer). Enter the word you wish to rehyphenate into the SpellMate program, using a fonvarcl slash character at locations where you want the word to he able to split. For example, to have the word .AmigaDOS split as Amiga-DOS at line breaks, enter it in as Amiga DOS and then save the change. It will split accordingly in the future. Q: How can I highlight text from an Arexx script? A: You can do this via the Type command. To high- ? 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. After many man-years of inspired design and programming, it is simply... BRILLIANCE! RRILLIANCE PROFESSIONAL* PAINT & ANIMATION IT HAD TO HAPPEN... IT’S AMAZING... By far the best paint program ever created for the Amiga. Paint and animation features you wish you had before are here now. You can paint and animate in virtually every Amiga graphics mode including all of the new A4000 modes! Brilliance also has a unique true color mode allowing you to create and modify full fidelity 24 bit pictures. Your Amiga has never shined as bright as it will with BRILLIANCE. IT’S POWERFUL... Multiple levels of UNDO allow you to experiment without fear. Written in assembly language for the quickest response, smallest program size and the most sophisticated features. A rich set of drawing modes will unleash your full creative potential. Multiple paint and animation buffers can be worked on at once, limited only by memory. The more memory you have, the better Brilliance becomes. Power, features, sophistication. Ease of use. Brilliance has it all. IT’S EASY... The user interface was designed to put YOU in control, not the program. Quickly and precisely control all paint and animation features with the dynamic menuing system. It gets out of your way at the press of a button. A help window assists in identifying controls as well as current modes. The stacking menu bars can be user configured and recalled with function keys. You can even save your own configurations. IT’S BRILLIANCE... Once and for all. In one easy to use package, the total paint and animation system tor the Amiga. Best of all, it's from Digital Creations. Works with all Amiga models. Minimum memory requirement: 1 Meg. Graphics modes supported: Register based 2, 4. 8,16. 32, or 64EHB Colors. 6 bit HAM, 12 bit true color, 24 bit true color. With the new A4000: Register based 2, 4, 8,16. 32, 64EHB. 64,128. And 256 Colors. 6 bit HAM, 8 bit HAM. 12 bit true color, 24 bit true color. (True color modes are represented with HAM mode displays however they are maintained in full fidelity internal representations.) DIGITAI m -------
P. O. Box 97, Folsom CA 95763-0097 - Phone 916-344-4825 - FAX 916-635-0475 c R E A T I O N S Brilliance and DCTV Paint are trademarks of Digital Creations. Inc. Deluxe Paint ST and Deluxe PhotoLab are registered trademarks of Electronic Arts. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodorc-Amiga. Inc. Circle 63 on Reader Service card light the word the cursor is on, use the command: Type ' = alt} = left} = shift} = alt} = right}' Generally, if an effect can be achieved manually with the Shift, Ctrl, or .Alt keys and a cursor (arrow) key, ii also can be achieved with the Type command. Andrew A potd has been using Am igas si net’ 1987. He has been Micro-Systems Software's excellence! Tech-support representative for more than one year. Final Copy SoftWood SoftWood recently re- leased Final Copy II, an upgrade to its popular Final Copy word processor. The new release incorporates features found in Softwood’s older graphics word processor, PenPal. The following tips have been tested with both incarnations of Final Copy. Qy I'm creating a list of items in Final dopy. I want to mark each of those items with but lets, but Final Copy doesn't seem to have the ability to do so. What can 1 do? A: Bullets (•) are special typographical characters commonly used to highlight listed items. Both Final Copy ! & II support bullets and other special characters, which you can access by holding down a sequence of keys. For bullets, simply hold down both the Ctrl and .Alt keys while simultaneously pressing the 8 key on your keyboard (not the keypad). Here’s a list of some of those special characters:
• = Ctrl-Alt-8 G = Ctrl-Alt-4 « = CtrkAlt-9 » = Ctrl-Alt-0 Q: 1 have just finished typing a large document in Final Copy. All of my sentences are followed by a single space, and I need to add another space to the end of all my sentences. Short of manually editing the document, is there an easy way to add those extra spaces? A: Spaces are treated just like other characters in final Copy. Using the Find and Replace commands in the Extra menu, you can accomplish your task: Simply enter a period and one space (without pressing Return) as the search string, and then enter a period followed by two spaces (again without pressing Return) in the replace string. Q: Can 1 use standard Amiga fonts with Final Copy? A: Unfortunately, neither Final Copy I nor II support standard Amiga fonts; you are limited to using the fonts included with the program or found in Soft- Wood’s SoftFaces add-on packages. That does not mean you cannot import fonts as IFF graphics, however. Using a paint program such as DeluxePaint IV (Electronic Arts), set the screen resolution to match your Final Copy document (commonly 640x200 or 640x400 resolution), choose your font style and create your text. Save that text as an IFF brush, then import the text into Final Copy using the Insert IFF-ILBM option in tlie Graphics menu. Keep in mind that this procedure works best with small chunks of text (such as headlines and pull quotes), and that your imported graphics will be treated as any IFF graphic, lacking the smooth output of Final Copy’s standard outline fonts. On a related note. Final Copy I users can emulate some of die drawing tools found in Final Copy II by using their favorite paint programs. Perfectly vertical and horizontal lines will import well as graphics from a paint program into Final Copy I, allowing users to dress up documents with the visual accents, page breaks and other benefits that well-placed lines can provide. Remember, however, that Final Copy Ips drawing tools create structured graphics, which output much better than the standard bitmap images that most Amiga paint programs create. Q: I use Final Copy with a dot-matrix printer. My printouts sometimes appear smudged, as if someone had rubbed a finger across the lines of text. What's going on? A: Customizing the print density settings in Final Copy’s Print requester can help. Dialing down the density results in the print head spending less time going over each line of text, with a reduced chance of smudging. However, a reduction in density often means a reduction in print quality, so you may want to tinker with the settings until you find a happy medium. Smudging can also result when the print head of your printer is too close to the paper, causing it to drag lightly as it moves. This is particularly likely when using thick paper stock, envelopes, or mailing labels. Many dot-matrix printers allow you to adjust the distance between the print head and the print material; check your printer documentation for details. Finally, your printer ribbon could be overly or unevenly inked. Fresh ribbons are often too saturated with ink. And while new ribbons usually have an even distribution of ink, re-inked ribbons may have clumps. Using a drier or slightly worn ribbon may produce crisper output. Jeff James, a frequent contributor to .Amiga World, is a Technical Journalism major at Colorado State University. He’s been using Final Copy, one of his two favorite word processors, since it urns released. KindWordsS The Disc Company WordsWorlh Digita International KindWords3 andWords- Worth are actually two versions of the same program, developed in the UK by Digita. Kind Words has been available for several years through The Disc Company in California. WordsWoith, on the other hand, has shown up just recently in the US through American Software Distributors. The following tips work with both packages, even though we use only the name KindWords. ? 38 pitman 1993 is are of actual DCTV screens. $ igrrizc nno process SOURCE, r Cai.rta JT.p. OI4HIZC riitf r«ur 3U4LITY Oclotf SchH Tii.m
e. utf flOMt ii m k r. IwnF cni'r tMJit LHST RESET Digitize and process full color composite video images in millions of colors. ~ Now Available in PAL i ? A-. X f ojf v ppxi . I o zoo t BOX 1 SoUd I Rkbmih Sl»*- l »_ gmasvw i*Fll- L _f JERUJHj STEW ¦ _Ofi R 6_J COLOR I Wf M*T, ” A CUR SttKil FJIf ttl }u>flp| flWef j; conpI ewe; j lord; swcj loro! Sai-cJ Ar • The Future Is Here! A Paint, digitize and display beautiful full color composite video images on any Amiga ' A Capture an image in 10 seconds from any color video camera. (Also works with still video cameras, video disk and still frame capable VCR's.) A Convert DCTV” images to or from any IFF display format (including HAM and 24 bit). Sophisticated true color video paint, digitizing and image processing software are all combined into one easy to use package. Iff'».Ar 1 * Jr.* - V*~ ' - • .• A*. * j A Full-featured paint, digitize and conversion software are included. DCTV" is a complete system, right out of the box! A Create spectacular 3D images and animations. Compatible with all popular 3Dprograms. Create beautiful full color video images with all popular Amiga 3D programs. $ 495 'Min. I Meg. Required 3-S Meg. Recommended yKsSfiiESSffiS- AAA DIGITAL C R E A T I O N S Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 '¦-1992 Digital Creations. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines. Patents oppKed for. Circle 16 on Reader Service card. Animate video quality DCTV images in real time using popular Amiga animation creation tools. DCTV (Digital Composite Television) is a revolutionary new compressed video display and digitizing system for the Amiga. Using the Amiga as a com- Siressed video buffer, DCTV creates a ull color composite video display with all the color and resolution of television. Q: The Install On Floppy Disk option in the Installer on Kind Words' Extras disk does not seem to work. What’s wrong? A: When installing KindWords onto a floppy with the Installer utility, you will be asked to insert the Extras
1. 3 (Extras 2.0 if on Workbench 2.0) and Extras disks at different times. A common mistake is to get the two disks confused. Extras 1.3 and Extras 2.0 refer to your Amiga Operating System disks for release 1.3 and
2. 0, respectively. On the other hand, Extras (without a suffix) refers to the one from the KindWords3 package. Inserting the wrong disk during installation may cause the process to fail. Q: What kinds of fonts can I use with Kind Words 3 ? A: KindWords3 can use any standard Amiga font, including ColorFonts. Most of the fonts that come in the KindWords3 package are supplied on the Extras disk. If you arc working from floppy, ideally you will want to assign the fonts drawer to Extrasd’onts. Doing this allows you to print using KindWords’ UltraPrint High or Super modes, which produce great-looking fonts on any Amiga-compatible dot-matrix printer. (It is important to note that this fonts: assignment points to the new drawer selected, and that this will affect other programs that use fonts.) You can select ColorFonts from KindWords’ Typeface requester as you do normal Amiga fonts. When you do, a requester appears asking you if you wish to use the ColorFont’s own palette on screen. Please note that while Workbench 2.0 uses ColorFonts directly, Workbench 1.3 requires a special program to be run first. This program is supplied with several Amiga packages, including DeluxePainl. If you buy additional fonts and want to use them with KindWordsS, follow this procedure to copy them into the fonts drawer: From the Shell or CLI, use the COPY command to place your new fonts into the fonts drawer on your Extras (if you are working from floppy) or hard disk. For example, if all the files are stored in a drawer called NewFonts, type "COPY dfO: NewFonts fonts:alI." If not, copy the individual font files by typing "COPY df0:FontName fonts:" where FontName is the name of a specific drawer of font sizes. Then type "COPY
dll) :FontName.font fonts:" to duplicate the font definition. If you wish, use FixFonts (in the Workbench’s System drawer) to reorganize them in the drawer. Q: I don't have a hard drive, and I get tired of swapping my data and Extras disks. Any suggestions? A: Floppy users using the fonts drawer on the Kincl- Words3 Extras disk may find it easy to save documents t i onto Extras because this reduces swapping. Making a copy of Extras and then deleting the documents drawer and Installer utility frees up space for documents, (Be sure to use a copy, though- do not delete files from the original!) Q: When Pm typing with a small font and then change to a larger one, the screen shows only the bottom half of the larger characters. What’s happening? A: Make sure the Line Spacing setting is on Auto Single. Ehis will automatically adjust the line spacing according to the current font size. Q: Flow come KindWords3 does not save printer settings when I use the Save button in the Print Document requester? A: To save printer settings as default settings select the Save button in the Preferences requester from the Extras menu. Q: Why won't KindWords3 print in UltraPrint High or Super modes ? A: Most likely, KindWords3 cannot locate the larger font sizes needed to print in High or Super modes. If you are working from floppy disk, you will need to change the current font directory in the Typeface requester to the fonts directory on the Extras disk. To do this type "Extras:fonts" in the Drawer string gadget in the Typeface requester. (F When I change a value in any of the requesters for example the Print Pages From...To. ..option in the Print Document requester the new settings are ignored. Why? A: Whenever you enter a new value in any of the nu- meric gadgets in any of the requesters, be sure to press the Return key. Otherwise, KindWords will not recognize the change. Mike Rivera provides technical and marketing support for KindWords 3 at The Disc Company. ProWrite New Horizons Software Since the first version was released in 1987, ProWrite has had numerous enhancements. As Pit)Write’s power has evolved, so has its complexity. While these tips are primarily aimed at owners of ProWrite 3.3, man)' apply to version
3. 2 as well. Q: 1 know that ProWrite offers shortcuts, can you telI me about some of them? A: ProWrite has a number of shortcuts. Here are a few you might not be aware of: Holding down the Alt key while dragging either the left-indent or left-margin marker on the ruler automatically drags both markers. Double-clicking on the horizontal ruler anywhere outside of the active regions hides the ruler icons while keeping the ruler visible. This is handy when you want more of the window available for your text, but still need to set margins or tab stops. Double-clicking again brings the icons back. Double-clicking on a picture brings up the image’s Picture Settings requester, where you can adjust the images’ text wrap, size, and name. Clicking on the page indicator at the bottom left of the window summons the Go To Page requester. (F Can you offer any advice to make working with outline fonts faster and easier? A: Sure. Normally, ProWrite builds a font when you first use it (usually when the document is loaded). This initial build can be slow, but once built the font stavs J More puzzling than a Picasso! More action than a hedgehog in a blender! More passion than a soap opera! It's Bill's Tomato Game! Meet Terry and Tracy, an everyday pair of walking, talking tomatoes caugnt up in the unlikely tale of rivalry, evil squirrels, mystical lands and err um . , . Tomato love. Over 100 levels, puzzles galore, 45 tunes and more than 2MB of graphics! Ketchup with Bill's Tomato Came, at your local computer store today! And you thought Tomatoes couldn't climb trees! Red Alert! Red Alert! Research center has been breached! Android workforce out of control! Activate your dual-control Cytron Robot! Blast the rogue androids! Save the trapped scientists! Complete your mission before the complex self destructs! Lightning action and intriguing puzzles make Cytron the battle game to beat Check it out today! PSYGNOSIS 29 Saint Mary’s Court, Brookline, MA 02146 Telephone: (617) 731-3553 Fax: (617) 731-8379 Circle 62 on Reader Service card in memory for instant access. If there are sizes you use often, you can eliminate this initial delay by building and saving the font using the Amiga’s Fountain program. Once you do that, ProWrite will load the prebuilt font rather than build it from scratch. If there are font sizes you use regularly, but not often enough to justify prebuilding, you can use Fountain to have those sizes listed in ProWrite’s Font requester. Then you can select a size just by clicking on it rather than having to type the number. Q: I low can I use Pro f I rite to get the best from my printer? A: If you always print in Normal or High quality, turn offt.be Aspect Adjusted setting in the Page Setup requester, and set the print density to a fairly high value (at least 150x150). This can improve your printouts dramatically, particularly when using outline fonts. If you are doing NLQ or Draft printing, you should turn on the Print Pictures setting (in the Options section of the Print requester) even if there are no pictures in your documents. This enables advanced paper handling in NLQ and Draft modes for things like lVs-line spacing and side-bv-side columns with different line spacings, ProWrite can print documents using your printer's built-in fonts (using the Draft and NLQ settings), using outline and bitmap Fonts (using the Normal and 1 ligh quality settings), or to a PostScript printer. Even though ProWrite is primarily a graphics-based word processor, it does very well with NLQ and Draft modes. Using outline fonts gives you very high-quality printouts even on dot-matrix printers. Q: ltow does ProWrite integrate with other programs? A: You can use Flow (New Horizons’ outline processor) to create an outline for your manuscript, which you can then load directly into ProWrite. You can use the Hotl.inks feature of ProWrite to tightly bind ProWrite with other Hot Links-capable programs. For example, rather than including rudimentary drawing tools, ProWrite allows you to use HotLinks to make it work together with a full-blown graphics program as an integrated whole. Even if your other programs do not support HotLinks, you can still exchange text and pictures with ProWrite through the system clipboard. Simply cut (or copy) the information from ProWrite and paste it into the other program (or vice-versa). Q: I know that ProWrite has a sophisticated A Rexx implementation, but I don't know A Rexx at all. Can you give me a simple application example that I can use as a starting point for more advanced uses? A: You can use Pro Write's Arexx system to assign shifted function keys to menu commands, even if vou are not familiar with Arexx. As an example, if you wanted to assign Shift-Fl to the Print Preview command, follow these steps:
1. Create a new document containing only the following two lines: * Print Preview example • PrintPreview ProWrite, with the name Print Preview, using the Text Only format (with line feeds after every paragraph). ‘i. Choose Customize from the Macro menu, and in the first entry type Prim Preview (the name of the file you just saved). Then click on Save. Thai’s all there is to it. Now to get a print preview, simply press Shift-Fl. James Bay I ess is president of New Horizons Software. TransWrite Gold Dish TransWrite, a fast text processor, is now bundled with other Gold Disk products in addition to being sold by itself. The answers to some of these common questions point to lesser-known program features; others offer time- saving tips. Q: How do I put blank lines at the beginning of a document when printing? A: Normally, TransWrite ignores any blank lines at the start of your document, just as it ignores extra space between page breaks. This assures that text fills the pages without unwanted gaps. In order to force TransWrite to recognize the blank lines, put a hard space character (Ctrl-Space) at the very beginning of the document. TransWrite considers this to be a printable character, but it shows up as an ordinary space in the printout. Q: Is there a quick way to highlight a word or two from the keyboard? * A: "File standard keyboard alternative to the mouse click-and-drag is to press F5 at the start of the range of text, then press Shift-F5 at the end. An even quicker shortcut for marking a single word is to just do a cut and paste: hold the Right-Amiga key and press W then P (cut Word Paste). Press W repeatedly to include more than one word in the highlighted region. Q_: How do I create “hanging indents?" A: Hanging indents print the first line of a paragraph to the left of the margin. They are useful when numbering or labeling sections of text. To add them, use TransWrite’s “§pi" (paragraph indent) command in conjunction with "§lm,” the left margin command. (The “§" character, Shift-Alt-S, is used in TransWrite to introduce a formatting command.) To hang the start of a paragraph out by five characters, for example, you would use the command “pi-5.” If you put the command "lm+5” on the same command line to increase the left margin of the text by the same amount, the body of the text will be indented but the first five characters will be aligned with the rest of the document. To switch back to normal, use “§pi+5:lm-5.”
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(605) 545-8515 THE POWER OF YOUR Circle 58 on Reader Service card eft ft’ J? & f* fs . O'? «P ?> aV ¦ v * y The Powers of the Words Here’s how the current packages compare in terms of the most useful features. By DAVE JOHNSON JS>S ¦cS' ,o . V 9i' FONT HANDLING WYSIWYG1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Amiga System Fonts2 N N N Y Y N Y N Y Compugraphic Outline Fonts N N N Y Y N Y N Y Easy Access to Special Characters3 N N N limited Y N N N Y PRINTING PostScript Support N N Y Y Y N N Y Y Page Preview Y N Y Y Y N N N Y High-Resolution Printing4 N N Y N Y N Y N Y DOCUMENTS Multiple Columns N N Y Y Y N N N N Mall Merge Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Speed5 2 3 4 5 9 7 6 1 8 FILE MANAGEMENT Save as ASCII N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y HotLinks Support6 N N N N Y N N N N Backup7 N N B B&AS B&AS B&AS B B(RAM:) B&AS GRAPHICS Combine Text and Graphics N Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Text Wrap Around Graphics N N Y N Y N Y N Y Resize Reposition Graphics N N Y size only Y N Y N N UTILITIES Dictionary 90K 104K 144K 140K 100K 50 K 100K 116K Thesaurus 470K
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1. 4M 300K 470K 140K Grammar Checker N N N Y N N N N N Generate Index, Footnotes, etc. N N N Y N N N N N Macros8 K A K&A A A Workbench 2.0 Compatability9 ASL File Requester N N N N Y Y N N N Applcon N N N Y Y Y N N N Kickstart 2.0 Resolutions N N Y Y Y Y N N N Key to the chart: 1 WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get): Program depicts a document on screen as accurately as possible by displaying custom fonts, special characters, and other elements as they should appear on paper. 2 If No, the program uses printer fonts only or (as in Final Copy) requires its own proprietary fonts to operate. 3 A special requester helps you insert unusual characters in the document that are not generally found on the keyboard. 4 Program uses a special routine to print documents at high resolution without PostScript, even on low-resolution dot-matrix printers. 5 In order to gauge the relative speed of each word processor at tasks other than typing, a search and replace operation was performed and 1000 occurrences of the word apple were replaced with the word orange. Programs were ranked from 1 (fastest) to 9 (slowest). 6 HotLinks is a file protocol established by Soft Logik’s PageStream 2.2 layout software. It notifies PageStream when text and graphic files it subscribes to are changed and updates them automatically in the layout. 7 Program can make a backup (B) before saving a file, and save files automatically at specified intervals (AS). 8 Macros are commonly of the keystroke (K) or Arexx
(A) variety. 9 Some programs claim Workbench 2.0 compatibility but actually take advantage of no specific 2.0 features. We wanted to know: Can the program use the Asl file requester, including replacements such as those written by Stefan Stuntz and Khalid Aldoseri? Does the program use an Appicon? This is a box on the Workbench into which document icons may be dropped. The document loads automatically into the word processor without starting additional copies of the program. Can the program adapt to ECS screen resolutions such as Productivity mode? Update Notes: The Amiga and its software continue to evolve faster than ever. Custom PostScript support should not be an important issue with the availably of AmigaDOS 2.1, which at long last includes a PostScript printer driver. With the advent of the AGA chips, an important feature to consider is the capability to display in 256 colors or more. The first word processor to take advantage of this is ProWrite 3.3. Watch the Overscan and Reviews sections for forthcoming information on word-processor updates; there’s sure to be more soon! Dave Johnson, a frequent contributor to Amiga- World, has written reviews of almost every Amiga word processor on the market. It forgets what font a nd letter quality to use. Why is this and how do I fix it ? A: Amiga printer drivers do not pass along Trans- Write’s printer setting information if they think the printer is already in the correct mode. If you turn your printer off (perhaps to fix a paper jam), the printer driver does not know that the printer lost the settings and so does not automatically resend them. The simplest solution to this simplest, that is, short of rebooting is to print some text with different settings (use TransWrite’s Printer Settings requester), and then switch back to the desired settings to print your document. Q: I use Gold Dish's Professional Page 3.0 desktop-publishing program. Can I use Trans Write with it instead oj the supplied Article Editor? A: Yes. If TransWrite is running when you select Article Editor from Pro Page’s Edit menu, the TransWrite screen will pop to the front and work just like .Article Editor, except that you’ll have TransWrite’s additional features. Q: How come some pages print out with more lines than others? A: By default, TransWrite suppresses “widows” and “orphans,” single-paragraph lines stranded by themselves at the top or bottom of a page. You can turn off this feature with the formatting command “§wo-,” though it is rarely desirable to do so. Q: When saving a WordPerfect document, TransWrite sometimes asks the WordPerfect version number. Why doesn’t it always ask ? A: If your document was loaded as a WordPerfect document, TransWrite already learned the version number from the File. If vou created the document in 4 TransWrite, however, it has to ask what format to save it in. Q: What are your favorite shortcuts? A: We have several: For a more readable screen display, hold the Right .Amiga key and press the + key two or three times. Use lhe Delete key as a shortcut for the Cut (Right Amiga-X) feature. Use Shift-Ctrl-C to restore your previous cursor position after repositioning. To print a line of underlined spaces, put a hard space at the end. Use bookmarks to easily jump to set positions in your document. Press Shift in combination with one of the first four function keys to set; and FI through F4 alone to use. When working with text styles, press F9 to edit style on off codes directly, J A useful macro to put headings in hold: Right Amiga- D, Right Amiga-P, Shift-Right Amiga-B, cursor down. Spaces at the start of a paragraph are ignored by Professional Rage; use a Tab character (Ctrl-T) instead. Use Shift-F6 to close the TransWrite display but keep the program available for use at any time. Chris Zamira and Nick Sullivan, who together wrote TransWrite (in addition to scores of other programs), comprise AHA! Software. WordPerfect WordPerfect Corporation WordPerfect is a standard on several platforms. These tips are particular to the Amiga version. Q: How do import a n d expo rt WordPerfect files from the IBM or Macintosh ? A: To import: The file must be saved as an IBM 4.2 file. Using some kind of DOS-translation program or a modem, copy the 4.2 file to an AmigaDOS disk. While in WordPerfect, select Import from the Project menu or use the Text In Out key (Ctrl-F5) to import the lile. To export: Save the file = using the standard Save command rather than Export) to an Amiga disk and use a DOS-translation program to copy the file to an IBM or Macintosh disk. WordPerfect 5.0 and 5.1 for DOS, WordPerfect 2.1 for Macintosh, and LetterPerfect will import the file directly (as WP 4.2 files) and retain all formatting. WordPerfect 4.2 for DOS and WordPerfect 5.1 for Windows will import the file as a WP 4.2 file and remove any italics. Q: I got the message “Error can't open printer device” when I tried to print. What happened? A: This message appears when you try to print through Preferences without a Preferences driver for your printer. Go into Print Control (Shift-F7-3), and click on Select Printers. Then double-click on your printer to bring up the Printer Options screen. Change your destination from 1 Printer Device to 2 Other Device or File. Then type PAR: to indicate your parallel device (or SER: ifyour printer is serial) in the box below. Accept and save everything, and try printing again. Q; How do I copy printer drivers from one Print disk to another? A: First rename the disk you are going to copy to (something other than Print) and place that disk in dfl:. Then load the PrintDef program on your hard drive or another Print disk (which should be in dfl):), and select Printer Code Definitions (3), Scroll down until you find the printer that you want to move, and press ShiFt-F 10. Click on OK to copy the definition to dfl:. Exit out of PrintDef, remove the disk from dfO:, and rename the disk in dfl: back to Print. Qj Can a macro replace a file? A: No, a macro cannot say “Yes” to replace a lile. The only way around it is to exit WordPerfect and doubleclick the Setup icon. Select Confirmation Options (option B), and turn File Replacement off (uncheck it). The only drawback to this setting is that WordPerfect will subsequently never ask if you want to replace a file. Q: I can see the Print Control menu, but nothing will print. What should I do? A: If you are trying to print with WordPerfect 4.1.12, the Print Control will appear but the status says “n a“ and nothing prints. Check your version of Print (select Control from the Print menu and press Help). You must be using 4.1.12 (1 15 91) of Print when printing from WP 4.1.12. No other releases will work. Q: Why won't Speller skip words or let me add words to my dictionary? A: You can choose to add words to your dictionary. These words are added to a supplemental dictionary (SUPAVP) that can hold up to 4096 bytes of information. Once you reach this limit, the Speller will no longer skip or add words when checking a document. Q: Why won't my tabs, justification, and column settings print correctly with my Postedpt printer? A: To ensure that your formatting prints correctly, choose the recommended pitch and font settings outlined in the Readme.Print file on your Print disk. Incidentally, the leading Amiga desktop-publishing packages directly import WordPerfect Amiga files so you can add fonts and graphics to your document. Q: Can you give me a brief rundown of keyboard shortcuts? A: The following are used with the Left Amiga key: I Block from the cursor to the end of the word. 0 Block from the cursor to the end of the sentence. P Block from the cursor to the end of the paragraph. J Block from the cursor to the beginning of the word. K Block from die cursor to the beginning of the sentence. L Block from the cursor to the beginning of the paragraph. N Bring Workbench to the front. M Send Workbench to the back. You can also press Right Amiga with these: X Cut blocked text. C Copy blocked text. P Paste previously cut or copied text. 1 Toggle italics on off. B Turn bold on ofT. U Toggle underline on off. Q Cancel (same as FI). S Save a file (same as F10). Q: I know WordPerfect Corporation will not continue to develop the Amiga version. Will you offer any trade-in policy so I can use the latest version of WordPerfect on my emulator or an other-platform machine? A: Yes. Until June 30, 1993. Amiga WordPerfect customers can do a cross-platform trade to WordPerfect for DOS, Windows, or Macintosh for $ 150, or to LetterPerfect for DOS or Macintosh for $ 89. To take advantage of the offer you must relinquish your original .Amiga license number in writing and provide proof of ownership (such as original disks or certificate of license). For details contact: WordPerfect Corporation Attn: Angie Williams MS J190 1555 N. Technology Way Orem, UT 84057 800 451-5151 Liz Tanner and Mike Madsen provide technical and marketing assistance for WordPerfect Corporation. ¦ Like a smooth- ninning car engine, your hard
o drive ran deliver increased power and performance to your system. Here's a seven-point maintenance and protection routine to keep your drive humming. THANKS TO STEADILY decreasing prices, more Amiga owners than ever are ending the “floppy-disk shuffle” and upgrading to the speed and convenience of a roomy hard drive. While pulling out into the fast lane with your newly revamped system may be the smartest move you’ve ever made, there are several things to keep in mind. To reap the benefits of increased performance, you must follow a vigorous regimen of drive maintenance and data protection. What follows are seven tips on maximizing your hard-drive investment, ranging from simple organizational techniques to ? By Jeff James advanced data-compression options. Getting the most out of your hard drive doesn’t require much time or effort; several of the recommendations listed below involve nothing more than a shareware disk utility and a few minutes ofwork. Please note, however, that before following any ol these suggestions, you should make a complete backup of the data on your hard drive. Partition y Partitioning your hard drive dividing it into smaller sections offers several performance advantages. Since the read write heads of your hard drive do not have to cover as much space to locate files, access time is decreased. Smaller partitions also make backups less of a chore, and the reduced volume size limits file fragmentation. If files do fragment or become corrupted, it is much easier to repair or restore a small partition than the entire drive. Keep in mind, of course, that Amiga models sold with preinstalled hard drives such as the A2000HD, A2500, and the A3000 usually ship with several partitions. My Amiga 3000, for example, has three, each with a volume name by which AmigaDOS can identify it: Work:, System 2.x:, and System 1.3:. Because partitioning destroys any data that is currently on the hard drive, you should make a backup (see Tip 7) if you want to save any data that is on the hard drive before you begin. You will also need partitioning software; the Amiga 2000HD, A2500, and A3000 ship with the Hdtoolbox utility, while hard drives purchased from other vendors such as CAT, Supra, and so on will include software to partition drives- Q " ORGANIZE After partitioning your hard drive and installing your favorite programs, you should develop an organizational system for the files and directories on your hard drive. Instead ol placing your programs all in your root directory (i.e., such as Work:), you should create separate directories where you group related programs. On my own hard drive, I’ve created a drawer called ‘ VP’’ on my Work: partition where I store my two favorite word processors in their own respective directories. Having an efficient organizational system makes selective backups of individual directories possible, keeps the clutter in your root directory to a minimum, and helps you find tilings in a hurry. Moving large numbers of files around your hard drive is facilitated by using file-utility programs such as Directory Opus ($ 59.95, INOVAtronics) and DiskMaster II ($ 49.95, Progressive Peripherals). Both of these programs excel at moving, deleting, renaming, and finding large numbers of files and directories. In the shareware arena, Timm Martin’s SID2 stacks up favorably against the commercial offerings. (To locale vendors of the commercial products mentioned, consult the “Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses” list on p. 108. Concerning Pdfshareware, information on the major telecommunications networks and the Fred Fish Collection is also contained in that list.) After you’ve neatly organized your (ties in drawers and directories, remove any duplicate or unwanted files and directories. Duplicate files can be found and deleted with the help of the shareware programs FileSearch (by Malt Crowd, Fred Fish 531) and Scan (by Walter Rot he, Fred Fish 670). Unwanted files should be deleted; files you want to keep- blit don't use very often should be moved to floppy disks for safe keeping. Verify Although the vast majority of space on a hard drive is usable for storing data, a small number of disk sectors nun' be defective and un- j suitable for use. Finding defective sectors and other hard-drive imperfections falls squarely into the realm of disk-utility programs that search for and either repair or mark bad sectors. My favorite hard-drive verification utility is found in Quarterback Tools ($ 89.95, Central Coast New Horizons). Although Dunlap Utilities ($ 49.95, Progressive Peripherals) and Dr. Ami ($ 49.95, Free Spirit) have comparable capabilities. Dfrags (by Custom Services, Fred Fish 461) is an excellent shareware program that finds but does not repair or mark bad sectors. Finally, the Hdtoolbox included with AmigaDOS 2.0 features a defective-scctor locator, and several other hard-drive manufacturers include such utilities with their hard drives. G Optimize When your hard drive saves data, it will try to store the data on a series of sequential sectors, one after the other. Unfortunately, there might not be enough contiguous sectors to hold all the data, so the drive must find another group of sectors upon which to store the remainder. When you want to use that saved data again, the drive has to jump hack and forth among the widely scattered sectors before reading the data into memory.This is where disk-op- timization software conies into play: An optimization Finally! True Cinematic Quality Morphing For The Amiga®! ASDG is not the first to advertise "cinematic quality morphing" for the Commodore Amiga®. Having seen the other products, there's obviously more than one way to define that term. To us, "cinematic quality morphing" means these things:
• Morphing must be fast. In a production environment, time is money. ASDG’s MorphPlus' is the fastest morphing product available for the Commodore Amiga®. MorphPlus “ powers through complicated full overscan morphs 3 to 11 times faster than the other products. Fastest ....MorphPlus"' Easiest-To-Use ...MorphPlus Highest Quality .Morph Plus ™
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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 The following names are trademarked by the indicated companies: MorphPlus: ASDG Incorporated, Amiga: Commodore Amiga Inc. Circle 4 on Reader Service card. YOUR HARD DRIVE! T U N E L P program combs the sectors on your hard drive, relocating data and programs in sequential, adjacent sectors. Quarterback Iools offers an excellent disk optimizer; while B.A.D. ($ 49.95, Centaur) offers a similar capability. In terms of shareware, Optimizer (by Tim Stotelmeyer, Fred Fish 519) does an acceptable job of getting all your data organized. Hard-drive optimization, however, can take some time; users of very large hard drives can expect to wait 30 minutes or more for the process to be completed. Cache After you’ve partitioned, organized and optimized your hard drive, your next step is to use a memory cache. Often called a buffer, a mem- ory cache acts as a go-between for your hard drive and system memory. A cache holds information previously loaded from the hard drive in a reserved section of RAM taken from your main system memory. Instead of having to access the hard drive repeatedly to retrieve information, your Amiga can go to the cache and grab the needed data, thus bypassing the hard drive. A cache is particularly effective when used with programs, such as CanDo and WordPerfect, that rely on dozens of smaller support files and programs for their operation. The most readily accessible and inexpensive disk- caching program is included with your Amiga when you buy it: the ADDBUFFERS program. To use ADD- BUFFERS, you need to add the following command to your startup-sequence: ADDBUFFERS volume name:> 50 Volume name refers to the partition or volume you want to cache, such as Work:, DHO:, DH1:, and so on. The number at the end of the command specifies how much memory you want the -ADDBUFFERS command to use. In this case, ADDBUFFERS will use fifty 500-byte buffers, for a total of 25K* Unfortunately, ADDBUFFERS does not make a distinction between chip and last memory. A better option is an older program, BlitzDisk, included in the product TextEd Plus. Unlike ADDBUFFERS, Blitzdisk can be instructed to use either fast RAM or chip RAM for more efficient operation. You may have to do some searching for this one, however, because the manufacturer, Microsmiths, is no longer in business. My Compress After months of using your hard drive, you may begin to run out of room. While it’s impossible to increase the physical size of your current hard drive, you can reduce the size of the data that resides upon it. Conventional file-compression tools such as the shareware ARC, LHARC, PKAZIP, and ZOO archival formats work well for compressing infrequently used files. For graphic images, ASDG’s Art Department Professional (S240) can load regular IFF images and save them in JPEG format, an advanced graphics-compression format that dramatically reduces the size of stored graphics. Undoubtedly the most elegant file-compression solution is the shareware program Power Packer (by Nico Francois, Fred Fish 253). Unlike other compression programs which require you to “manually" decompress the files Power Packer works automatically, thanks to a small decompression routine. Power Packer automatically decompresses compressed files when you double-click on the compressed program’s icon. Power Packer Professional, a commercial version of Power Packer with speedier compression and additional features, is available from JumpDisk for S29.95. Back Up
• • jfr Last and certainly not least, making a back-up copy of the contents of your hard drive is essential. Murphy’s Law applies itself with a vengeance to hard drives: If your hard drive ever decides to bite the dust, it will usually take a year’s worth of accounting information or the only copy of your 50,000 word novel along with it. A large number of back-up programs, both commercial and freely distributable, are available for the Amiga. Two of my favorite commercial programs are Ami-Back (S79.95, Moonlighter Software) and Quarterback 5.0 ($ 75, Central Coast New Horizons). Each offers a wide range of back-up features, including support for SCSI tape drives, file-compression options, and many other useful amenities. If you're looking for a basic, no-frills back-up program, the HD- Backup program included with Amiga DOS 2.0 will get tlie job done. Other hard-drive-equipped Amiga models should also include a copy of HDBackup, and several third-party hardware vendors include their own back-up utilities. In the shareware arena, two excellent back-up programs are Backup v2.06 (by Matt Dillon, Fred Fish 434) and MRBackup v5.Q2a (by Mark Rinfret, Fred Fish 465), both of which offer an impressive list of features. Thanks to the growing library of .Amiga disk-utility software, getting tlie most out of your hard drive is easier to accomplish than ever before. Even more useful programs are looming on the horizon; Moonlighter Software's forthcoming Ami-Back Tools utility package should be available by the time you read this. By following a consistently implemented program of hard-drive maintenance in conjunction with a software toolbox stocked with the latest Amiga disk-utility programs, you will be able to squeeze extra mileage and performance out of your hard drive for years to come. ¦ Jeff James has been using hard-dme equipped Amigasfor more than four years. A frequent contributor to severed computer publications, he is currently a student at Colorado State University where he’s majoring in TechnicalJoimmlism. One important new Shell feature is the ability to feed the text output of one command as input to another. Say you want to use the ECHO command to print the total amount of free memory in a line such as “The total amount of memory available is x bytes,” where x is the number of bytes. The output of AVAIL can give you this number. By enclosing this command in a pair of back ticks (the back tick character is located on the key just below ESC), you can embed AVAIL within the ECHO command as follows: all.-new“Shell game. ” In Part 3, we uncover more Shell improvements. Digging in to DOS A SERIES THAT EXPLORES THE AMIGA’S RELEASE 2 OPERATING SYSTEM Last month we explored some rides of Workbench 2’s ECHO "The total amount of available memory is AVAIL TOTAL' bytes" When the Shell executes this command, it performs the AVAIL TOTAL command first, and includes the results in the string printed by the ECHO command: The total amount of available memory is 965,432 bytes When you use a back tick command in an alias or prompt string, however, the embedded commands are executed at the time the alias or prompt is defined, not when it is executed. If you tried to create an alias for the above command with ALIAS free ECHO "The total amount of available memory is 'AVAIL TOTAL' bytes" you would soon find out that the command AVAIL TOTAL is evaluated only once, at the time the ALIAS is defined. If there are 965,432 bytes available at that time, that is the number you will see whenever you issue your new FREE command, regardless of how much memoiy is actually free at that time. In order to have the embedded command executed each time the alias (or prompt) is used, you must use the asterisk escape character in front of each back tick character. By changing the ALIAS command to ALIAS free ECHO "The total amount of available memory is
• AVAIL TOTAL*’ bytes" you’ll get an accurate tally of free memory whenever you use the FREE alias. BY SHELDON LEEMON You can use the back tick feature whenever the input of one command requires data that is derived from the output of another. If, for example, you wish to send a BREAK signal to a process running the WAIT command to tel! It to stop waiting, but you do not know its process number, you can use the STATUS command to fmcl that number and send it to the BREAK signal: BREAK STATUS Com=WAIT' Feeding the output of a command through ECHO via back ticks lets you use the ability to print only part of a sentence. For example, you can store the model number of the computer’s microprocessor in a global- environment variable named CPU with the command ECHO FIRST 9 LEN 5 "'CPU'" TO Env:CPU which discards all but the five-character processor number from the output of the CPU command. Note that' CPU' must also be surrounded by double quotes in order for this command to work properly. On the Inside The 2.0 release makes some AmigaDOS commands internal for the first time. More than SO commands, including RUN, PATH, and NEWCLI, are now right in the Kickstart ROM and need not be loaded from disk. You still can remove or replace an internal command, however, using the REMOVE or REPLACE options of the RESIDENT command. Just typing RESIDENT by itself will give you a complete list of internal commands.While the CD command is now resident, it is also largely unnecessary thanks to a new Shell feature. In 2.0, just typing the name of a directory at the Shell prompt makes that directory the current one. Many other familiar Amiga commands have taken on new functions, similar to those offered by popular public-domain programs. For example, when you use the optional FLUSH keyword with the AVAIL command, it removes any libraries, devices, or fonts that you had loaded into memory but are no longer using, just as the public-domain Flush program does. Similarly, the SEARCH command has a new FILE option which, like the FileFind program, lets you search your hard disk for a particular filename, rather than for a text string in the file. You could use the following command, for example, to print the full pathname of every file on volume SYS: that ends in “.doc": SEARCH Sys: ?.doc FILE ALL The ASSIGN command also has several handy new options. One of these, the ADD keyword, makes it function as the public-domain PathAssign program, which allows you to assign one logical device name to several directories. This enables you, for example, to assign the FONTS: designation to several additional directories: ASSIGN FONTS: Work;PubtishingFonts Work;VideoFcmts ADD With this option you can organize your fonts in separate groups while still keeping them all accessible to the system. Commands such as DIR and COPY that use only one target directory default to the first directory to which the logical assignment was made. Therefore, if you want hard-drive installation programs to put more fonts in a director)* other than SYS:Fonts, you might want to add a line like this to your user-startup file: ASSIGN Fonts: Work:ExtraFonts Sys:Fonts Other ASSIGN options favor floppy users. The DEFER keyword delays the assignment until a command refers to the logical device. This lets you make the assignment to the user-startup file automatically, without receiving a prompt to insert the specified volume. The PATH keyword is even handier. It creates an assignment that is reevaluated each time you use it. For ex- ample, the command ASSIGN C: DF0:C PATH causes AmigaDOS to accept the C directory ofwhatever disk happens to be in the internal drive as C:. This lets you replace your startup disk with any other disk that contains a C directory, and use the commands in that C director)' as if they were on the disk you booted f rom. All-New Commands Besides enhancing existing commands, 2.0 added brand-new ones. One of these, the CPU command, performs all the functions of the public-domain SETCPU program. It lets you control the advanced features of 68030 and 68040 processors. CPU also enables you to turn the data and instruction caches on, for speed, or oil, for compatibility. (The 2.1 version also lets you control the copy-back mode of the 68040’s data cache.) Further, the command’s FAS'FROM option allows you to copy the Kickstart ROM image to 32-hit memory, provided you have a Memory Management Unit. This boosts overall speed slightly. Another new command, MAKE LINK, lets you create a file pointer in one directory that points to a file in another directory within the same volume. This allows one program to be found in several directories at once, without taking up much space. For example, the icons for document files that come with public-domain or shareware programs can specify one of several lext display programs C:More, C:MuchMore, C:Less, etc. You could modify the icons on each of (hose document files to reflect the display program you have, but an easier way is to create links in your user-startup file: MAKELINK C:More SYS:Utilities More MAKELINK C:MuchMore SYS:Utilities More MAKELINK C:Less SYS:Utilities More This way, a project icon that looks for any of the default tools named above will be directed to the SYS:Utilities More program. Instead of four text display programs, you need only one. Keep in inintl, however, that for now you can create links only between directories on the same volume. These are just some of the important changes made to the AmigaDOS Shell under 2.0. For every improvement I’ve mentioned, there arc one or two others that 1 haven’t had room for. There is much in Release 2 for CLI fans to cheer about. Not only that, but improvements keep on coming. Just wait until you see the Re- questChoice and RequestFile commands in Workbench
3. 0! That, however, is a story for another day. ¦ Shelf Ion Ire m on is a respected authority on the Amiga and is currently finishing a book about Workbench 2.0. Write to him c o Amiga World Editorial. 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NM 03458." 19 9 2 Software A w a r i> s You’ve heard of Emmy, Obie, Grammy, and Tony...so why not “Freebie” Awards? Join our gala affair honoring the best freely distributable soft-ware of 1992. The first envelope please... simple software fact of life is that there are many kinds of programs for which therejust are no commercial counterparts. This is what has made and keeps making freely distributable Amiga software so exciting. You never know what little gem of a program you’ll discover each day. No one issues press releases and there are no glossy ads to drool over. Freely distributable = FD) software just kind of shows up; while the mediocre stuff fades from memory, news of the good stuff’s power and usefulness quickly spreads over the wires, through user groups, and all too rarely in articles like this one. Of course, even with seven years of FD software history, there’s still no freely distributable paint program that can hold a candle to DeluxePaint, a shareware desktop publisher that can touch PageStream or Professional Page, or a free word processor that can really compete with the best commercial offerings. There are simply some flavors of software that take so much work to produce, both in design and in programming, that not only ? Bv Harr Laser a* Rented fill Bights Reserve if ¦V", tl m 'S' Delete Source's Hide Conversion j Don't Pause Matt for Source's Ping-Pong fin in Use DCTV Use HRH-E | High Quality | Run "Convert" Lock Palette V] F S Dither Begin Conversion v . ,V, ¦ - -1 :_ 3ertd24 has a host of slick features. Would it be a monumental one-person job, but also it would be unlikely to find many developers willing to invest that much of their time and talent in a product for which they may see just a pittance in shareware dollars. 1992: Slow but Steady Progress Evolutionary, not revolutionary, is an apt description for 1992 when we look back at the body of freely dis- tributable Amiga software released. Many excellent programs appeared in the last twelve months, but the number of jaw-dropping-gotta-have-it titles was small. There are a number of reasons for this. For one, as the Amiga lias matured, many developers who used to release their software free for the taking have shifted to producing commercial packages, or have gone to work for established companies and just don’t have die time anymore. For another, when Workbench 2.04 appeared, it eliminated the demand for all those little utilities needed to make 1.3 do things that it didn’t do right out of the box. So what follows are my picks of the best of the best ol the freelv distributable software released in 1992. To t source these titles, check the Fred Fish disk collection, consult the catalogs of “public-domain” disk sellers, or, fastest of all, fire up your modem and download them from your favorite BBS or commercial service. And support those shareware authors. Without them, using an Amiga would be a lot less fun. (Editor's Note: The term “freely distributable"[ED] software encompasses a number of different categories of programs. See the sidebar “ED Software: Facts and Sources" for a clarification. Also included there is information about sources from which to obtain ED software.) You’ll Find no artwork here. No animations or musical compositions or games. Ive also left out any software that is distributed in a “crippled” form with missing features supplied only when a contribution is made. This is a pack of truly useful and usable programs, developed by some very talented folks, which I think you’ll enjoy using. My picks also are not intended as an all-inclusive list. There just isn’t enough space here, and my tastes will Source Inage Pattern:[~ Choose | Source Frane Count: 0 franes Dest Picture Pattern: Choose | Dest Aninationlf Choose Output Inage Fomat: Gj HAN Inage Double Hidth Halve Hidth Halve Height | Rotate 98 Degrees _ J NTSC Linit X:j 81 Y: | 81 | Ho Loop Franes I CANCEL! My hunch is that more people use LhA every day than any other single user-written utility. It’s an archiver librarian compression program used to pack single or multiple files for storage or transmission by modem. It can deal with archives whose filenames end with .LZH or .LHA, and it’s faster than any other “LHARC” file manipulator so you can safely throw away the older ones. These kinds of compressors have gotten better over the years, and LhA is the best so far. It has so many options and toggles that to list them all would fill an entire page. Most people will never use nine-tenths of LhA’s features, but they’re there for advanced users who want them. Get the latest version number you can find. The official distribution always takes the form of a self-extracting “.run” file. The author releases a newer version almost monthly, so paying his shareware fee ensures that you are constantly getting more features and increased speed although the freely distributable “evaluation” version is perfectly serviceable. 24-bit color images are enormous. A single IFF24 file can easily fill an entire floppy disk and then some. The solution to storing these “deep-color” images is the compression scheme developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group known as JPEG. Although it provides varying degrees of image squeezing, JPEG can typically turn a one-meg IFF24 into a 50k file with virtually no visual loss. You don’t need to use a 24-bit display device to see JPEG images, although they sure look prettier when you do. You can decompress them and view them in “normal” Amiga modes such as hires and HAM. There are excellent commercial solutions to achieve the same thing, but if you’re not ready to spend the money, Rend24 may be all you need. It can load, decompress, and display full-screen JPEG or GIF image files on any Amiga with about 3MB of RAM or more. While it saves only normal IFF formats, Rend24 has other slick features. It’s a batch processor that can sit waiting for your renderer, such as Light Wave 3D, I mag- certainly differ in some ways or perhaps completely from yours. But before sitting down to write this, 1 talked to a lot of power users and just plain Amiga folks to get their opinions. All had their personal stable of freely distributable favorites that they just couldn’t live without, and no two were the same, but in my nonsci- entiiic survey, almost everyone mentioned one or more j of these programs as a must-have. So, in no particular order, here are the 1992 selections: ine, or Vista Pro, to write IFF24 output files to disk. Rend24 then grabs them, converts them to an Amiga- displayble format and builds them into an .anim Hie, or even to DCTV format if you specify. The user interface is slick and very easy to control. This is a lot of program for very little shareware money. View 3.2 Michael Hartman Cryogenic Software Animation and IFF viewer Freely Distributable I've lost count of the number of animation players and IFF viewers out there, and eve tv one of them Z makes claims to do a couple things the others can’t. But for all-around ease of use and “correctness" in the wav it deals with standard opcode-5 and -6 animation files and DCTV animation files, especially those which are not full-screen size. View 3.2 wins hands down. Its pretty screen and simple file requester make it easy for anyone to use. Built-in help reminds you of which keys control certain features. It also centers small-size animations on the screen. While View 3.2 doesn’t sport a lot of bells and whistles, it does what it’s supposed to do and does it well. Pile Infomatim and download files, or chat live with other people is very popular but can be a great time waster. Some people practically live on line, but others want to get on line, do their business, and log off as quickly as they can. While some of these services may charge relatively reasonable rates, all of them should have a “front-end” program that can automate common tasks. PortalX is ail Amiga front-end program for the Portal Online System. Once you’ve set it up ancl told it what to do, it logs on, gathers your wailing e-mail and the new articles posted to your favorite areas, and logs off. Its elaborate reader then displays your collected texts. You can now: compose replies off line using your favorite text editor; tell it to download files whose descriptions it fetched the last time; or write and queue up e-mail to send to your friends whether they have a Portal address or an Internet-capable e-mail address anywhere in the world. The next time you use PortalX to call Portal, it will do what There are now thousands of music MODules out there for the grabbing. Some are brilliant little compositions. Written with all different kinds of software, with names like MED, Sound tracker, and oise tracker. What you need is a player with an easy-to-use interface that can handle these different formats and give you a lot of playback options. What you probably want is one that can sequence the tunes in jukebox format, multitasks well, has lots of slick features, and most of all is fun to use. What you want is EdPlayer. The EdPlayer 2.1 interface looks like a CD deck with an LED readout display. There's built-in help for every button and gadget, plus there’s an Arexx port. Ii handles PAL or NTSC mode modules, oilers random shuffle play, and provides fade-out control. Its EdSynth keyboard screen even animates the notes being played. You can icouify EdPlayer down to a tiny window, or you can use EdPlayer Jr., a version that lias no interface at all but consumes only a liny amount of chip RAM. EdPlayer is simply a joy to behold. Pith File »norphgirW,dctv View 3.2 makes viewing IFF and animation files easy. ,:.cr J _T TtrnR- -W :«T- £ ¦EdPlayer* wff TWKTK PC TOTAL k »FrlL rrr’r 'rrjrsWB' PortalX 1.10 Steve Tibbett Commercial dial-up sendee “front end" Shareware (requires 2.04 or higher) Using commercial on-line systems (i.e., those to which you pay a fee) to read and post messages, up- EdPlayer 2.1 sports a clean, compact interface. You’ve asked it to: send your e-mail, get area catalogs, reply to public articles, and download or upload files. PortalX has a slick and attractive interface with built- in multitasking help, and it makes use of many 2.04- specific programming features. The downloadable version is not crippled in anyway, but shareware contributors will get newer versions first. Aladdin Tim Purves Front end for Genie Freely Distrih u table
- Aladdin is a similar front-end terminal program designed specifically for use with the Genie telecommunications network. With it one can upload and download files, and read and respond to messages and electronic mail, all with a minimal amount of on-line time. Aladdin works by dialing Genie and reading all the latest messages posted since you were last on line. It then checks for personal mail, downloading it to your system. Finally, it looks in the on-line libraries you have indicated interest in, gathering information on any new files that have been added since your last session. (As Genie has a large number of special-interest groups, Aladdin can prove very useful because it allows you to be selective both as to the groups you monitor and the subtopics within each group. Only those areas and topics you indicate will be checked for activity.) Once this is done, it logs off’the network and hangs up. You can then, at your convenience, read the mail or messages, responding to them whenever you want. With its built-in text editor, you enter your replies, which are then saved to disk until your next on-line session. You can also look through the list of files in the libraries to see if you want to download any of them. Then, the next time you log onto Genie, all your message and mail replies are sent, the files you specified are downloaded, and Aladdin again checks for new messages and uploaded files. Aladdin should save every Genie user money. Best of all, it’s free for the downloading, so you can use your existing terminal software to download it from Genie, and then use .Aladdin for all subsequent online accesses. LW Parnet Doug Walker Software Distillery Networking software Freely Distributable (requires a special parallel cable and two Amigas or an Amiga and a CDTV) FD Software: Facts and Sources WHILE “PUBLIC DOMAIN” (PD) may be the most common term for the i kind of software presented in this article, it is not the most accurate one to use. Without going into the niceties of copyright law, let’s say that while all PD software is freely distributable (FD), not all FD software is in the public domain. Free, PD, or Pay a Fee? Technically speaking, software in the public domain is not protected by- copy right. It can be used or modified bv anvone and under certain condi- tions even sold by someone other than the author. That’s why many authors attach restrictions to the “free” use of their programs. Some simply release the program for free distribution, stating merely that you can use or modify- the program as long it is for noncommercial purposes only. Others specify- that the program is free to the public but, by retaining the copyright, stipulate that vou cannot modify it without their permission. (This is called “copyrighted freeware,”) Finally, there are “shareware” programs (which may or may not be copyrighted) that are distributed freely by their authors but with the stipulation that if you use and enjoy the program, you are requested to pay the author a specified token fee. Shareware is well worth the minimal cost because vou 4 will often then receive documentation and program updates as they become available. And, more importantly, you are benefitting all users because those shareware fees keep the author working on further updates and even new programs, as well. FD Sources There are many sources of freely distributable software. Some, like users’ groups and local BBSs, have surprisingly large collections and offer programs for free. = To contact the other sources mentioned below, consult the "‘Manufacturer s' Distributors Addresses" list on p.
108. )The best known and one of the largest collections of FD software anywhere is the Fred Fish Library of Freely Redistributable Software. You can contact Fred Fish directly for a cat- alog-disk update, or you can find many of the titles in that collection on the major networks or in other collections from commercial FD disk sellers. The entire Fred Fish collection (more than 700 floppy-disks’ worth) is also available on CD-ROM for $ 74.95 from Hyper Media Concepts .The major information networks, all of which to widely varying degrees are sources for FD software, are: BIX, CompuServe, Genie, and Portal.The largest of the commercial FD disk sellers is DevWare, with an extensive collection of FD software in many categories. Although a smaller operation, another useful outfit is Premier Software. .As the Fred Fish collection shines in the utility programming areas, Premier is a good source if you are looking for animations, sounds, graphics, and demos. ? For more information, call, fax or write: 1605 Chantilly Drive • Suite 200 Atlanta, Georgia 30324
(404) 315-0212 • (404) 315-0213 fax THE BLUE RIBBON SOUNDWORK5 LTD Now Amiga audio can rival Amiga video! Introducing One-Stop Music Shop, the professional multi-voiced soundcard for state-of-the-art results. Featuring the award-winning E-Mu Proteus Sound Engine, the One-Stop Music Shop includes hundreds of 16-bit linear CD-quality digital samples, professionally compiled from vast libraries of sound. You've never heard Amiga music this crisp and clear! The One- Stop Music Shop's exclusive signal processing ASIC chip can handle 32 channels of digital audio reconstruction in real-time. Just plug it in. No extra cables required. Write video soundtracks, original music and more! The One-Stop Music Shop even includes special editing software, so you can design your own instruments from scratch! And to keep your serial port free and double your your own instruments from scratch! To keep your serial port free, while doubling the number of available MIDI channels, we've provided an additional MIDI interface right on the card! Because the One-Stop Music Shop conforms to the General MIDI Specification, vou've got instant compatibility with thousands of songfiles. So forget the Amiga's 8-bit sound producing hardware! Use the One-Stop Music Shop in SuperJAM! And Bars&Pipes Professional for incredible audio output. Or. Reorganize its instruments and sound effects with The PatchMeister. Multi-media, pro video, entertainment, music composition. With the One-Stop Music Shop, the possibilities are endless! FREELY D I S T R I B U T A B L E S 0 F T W A R E No, Parnet wasn’t released in 1992; it’s a couple of years old. But with the release ofCDTV (and with its new, lower price) and the growing popularity of CD- ROM software, this free little wonder has really been reborn. Simply put, you connect the parallel ports of two Amigas, or an .Amiga and a CDTV, with a specially wired cable. You then install some software on both machines and run it, and you have a two-Amiga “network." This allows you to access CD-ROM software in CDTV’s drive from your Amiga, and 650MB of data on a single CD is nothing short of incredible. A number of companies, including HyperMedia Concepts, have put the entire Fred Fisk disk collection on a single CD. I own a $ 25 CD that has more than six thousand GIF pictures on it. And there's another one out there with over two thousand classic works of literature and historical documents. All of this is accessible to any Amiga software over the “NET:CD0“ device with 55 worth of cable and some free software. Remarkable. Mmn An flnigs Systen Information Program written in Assembler DlOilNrU Hie UiIson Software P.O. Box f 164 ToowDtmba did 4358 Australia I SYSTEM SOFTHIiRE INSTALLER leniiiiiiaia ill MEMORY BVRILRBLE 1 C kickstart (SI utility 32Bt graphics 328i layers 328i keynap 328i intuition 328i dos 32B i 1 ... ¦ ¦ 1 ¦ tRfttt S87C839CC 839.89 I tRfft 567(87978 939.61 1 tfiffi 587C87E88 837,2 ; fcRRtt 587(88714 V39.2884 I tRBi 587C6PDCC ¥39,23 I M1 FREE 32 BIT FAST TOTAL FREE HER TOTAL MEMORY RAHSPEEDvsCHlP akiteiiitiiiM! 1523664 8 1327t2 1656376 6287368 ill OWVSWCS 15879 A580-A680 STD 30.79 82800 EXTRA RAN 25,85 B200B GVP A300I 3.84 A250G A2620 8.79 A3000 2SMHz 3,90 PpiS NERCIff'MO 8.89 0 LtPiib II !.....J. . . 1 f 1 m u 0 jiiM HMUAUUH...I clock FOUHl) AGNUS ECS 2 NEC MODE NTSC DENSEST!) 8362 CPU 68848 mi 68848*68882 mi 68948(0N) VBR 587C23344 ¦ UI ft f j a COPYBACK ON INS.CACHE ON
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* ACCENT * ON GRAPHICS 47 A continuing series of tips, techniques. And tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen CREATING AN ILLUSION of depth and distance in artwork is partly a matter of skill and observation and partly an understanding of certain principles of physics and perception. This and next month’s column will help you explore some of these principles and suggest ways in which you can apply them to your Amiga painting and animation. Linear vs. Aerial Perspective When applied to art, the term “perspective’’ usually brings to mind diagrams of vanishing points, diagonal lines, railroad tracks, and fence posts receding into the distance. This “linear perspective” is a western invention, emerging most visibly in the 1400s in the work of Brunelleschi and Masaccio. Renaissance painters, such as Fra Angelico and Leonardo da Vinci, later perfected this concept as a system of mathematical rules for drawing. We are accustomed to recognizing drawings employing linear perspective as sensible depictions of the real world. Not all cultures, though, would agree. Studies of some African tribal cultures, for example, reveal a different view of the world. To their perception, a western drawing with a man in the foreground and an elephant on a distant hill in the background makes no sense since elephants are not smaller than people. Many graphics programs, such as DeluxePciint (Electronic Arts), include powerful implementations of linear perspective among their tools. For our purposes, however, let’s look beyond these well-documented features to see how other aspects of perspective that have not been automated can play an important part in computer graphics. As a fundamental definition, perspective is the art of depicting objects or landscapes in away that expresses dimensions and spatial relationships. One of the most effective wavs an artist can depict spatial relationships in a landscape is through “aerial perspective,” a principle observed ancl used by Chinese artists before the emergence of linear perspective in the west. Flaze from moisture and dust in the air begins to obscure distant objects, creating aerial perspective. By mimicking this effect, an artist can achieve an illusion of distance in a painting. Near objects will have bright, saturated colors. Distant objects will have lighter, grayer, less saturated colors. Near objects will have strong highlights, dark shadows, and high contrast, while distant objects will have low contrast and less distinct detail. Even hue affects the illusion of distance. For instance, we perceive blue as farther from and yellow as nearer to the eye. Thus, blue-gray or purple mountains in the distance and warm colors in the foreground enhance perspective. Local Color and Atmosphere An instructive way to explore the nature of aerial perspective is with the Vista Pro (Virtual Reality Laboratories) landscape generator. Hitting the Haze
I) N button 011 the control panel introduces a calculated degree of haze density appropriate to the distance between the camera and the target. You can, however, enter your own figure in this setting to explore the effect of atmospheric perspective. As an experiment, I made a gray-violet sky in the Vista Pro Color Map, with haze and skyhaze a grayer version of that color. Section one of the accompanying illustration shows a random fractal landscape generated with a haze density of 100. Section two shows the same landscape and Color Map with a haze density of 1000. Note the radical effect on the distant mountain, graying it toward the color of the haze and reducing detail. The foreground, by contrast, is barely affected. Experiment with different camera positions, haze densities, and colors on the same landscape for a do-it-yourself tutorial on aerial perspective. Section three of the illustration applies the lessons learned from tests in Vista Pro. To simplify* your own experiments with color and value in painting, try reducing the landscape to a composition of flat layers as I have done. These overlapping planes provide another visual cue enhancing the illusion of depth. Near objects overlap more distant objects. This may seem obvious, but few beginning artists make effective use of this simple principle of perspective. Experimenting with different concepts of perspective can add subtle richness and variety to your Amiga artwork. Artistically, the lack of detail in the distance also serves to steer the viewer's eye toward the foreground.Paint the most distant ridges in slightly darker versions of the sky color. Each ridge that is closer to your eye might be one n notch darker in value. Begin introducing low-saturation, natural landscape color in the middle ground where you see my lines of trees taking shape. In the foreground, scumble in some rough areas of more saturated color for the visually close detail. Any number of color schemes can be effective. If you want to try the colors I used in section three, here is a table of the RGB values beginning with the sky and moving toward the foreground. R G B Sky 12 14 15 Ridges 12 13 14 1 i 12 13 10 11 12 9 10 10 Trees 9 9 6 7 7 5 6 6 4 Ground 1 1 9 4 9 6 3 Even the sky itself is affected by atmospheric perspective. Sky haze produces the greatest effect near the ground where we are looking through more atmosphere, and then diminishes toward the zenith. The sky in section three is enhanced with three layers of color. Above the sky color shown in the table is a layer of II, 14. 15, and above that is a layer of 10, 14, 15. Abu will find that vou can make very J subtle color changes if you adjust only the red or blue component of succes- sivc palette colors. Changing the green component or moving the value slider yields a much more drastic effect. You might also add a simple river shape to your landscape, as I did. This provides a touch of linear perspective to lead the eye back through the planes you have established. Just make it narrow in the distance and wide in the foreground. For comparison, section four of the illustration shows exactly the same painting done in colors that ignore principles of aerial perspective. All the landscape planes are painted with the kind of saturated colors favored by beginning painters. Our memories of color are so vivid that they become exaggerated as we try to create them in the palette. I find that most beginners paint with colors at saturation levels between 10 and 15. By contrast, most of the saturation levels in section three are between 1 and 5. Creating simplified landscapes reduced to planes serves as a foundation for examining the phenomenon of parallax and applying those observations to animation. This will be the topic next month in part two. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped. Self-addressed envelope for a reply. VIDEO Audio for Video-2 We wrap up our two-part installment series on the a udio portion of video production by facing the music. SUITE By Michael Hanish MUSIC UP. ABRUPT, ragged trombone solo. Pictures of a vast and dusty landscape, a Mexican pyramid, a colony of penguins, and a young child playing maracas. Music down, but not out. Voice up.Our brief discussion of audio for video production now does a segue (smooth transition) from recording techniques into the realm of music. The Heart of the Matter The musical elements of video underscore and bring out the emotions of the images and dialog. Here’s a research assignment: Watch a movie (your choice) and take note of all the music cues, paying attention to how the music is used and its relation to the sound and dialog. Your notes will be long and detailed, and your remote control will get quite a workout. You'll Find music accompanying a scene or sequence of scenes, with the rhythm of the music matching the rhythm of the pictures. It can set the mood before or after a scene, or support it like the frame of a house, exposing itself from time to time. The music track can be either in the background or foreground, and have a different effect on the whole piece depending on its relationship with the other elements. The only hard and fast rule for a musical score is that it must work, meaning that it must have the result and effect you intend. Even so, there are some shoulds and shouldn’ts to bear in mind. For instance, the music shouldn’t obscure the dialog or overpower the images to such an extent that the viewer is confused. Also, the music should have some sort of relationship with the whole of the piece support, contrast, diversion, or even random juxtaposition. The choices you make in creating a score have to be both instinctive and intellectual. The only way to tell whether it all works or not is to remove yourself from the role of creator and take in your piece as an impartial viewer. Make no assumptions and don’t interpret too deeply on the first viewing. Most importantly, be honest with your reactions and impressions. Rationalization will keep you from seeing and feeling what is there. If you choose not to create an original score, be very aware of whose music you are using and what the copyright laws are. If you have never made a piece of music from scratch, you may not have a good understanding of how much work is involved. Such work must be compensated for and, at its best, (his is what copyright law tries to ensure. For a good overview of these rules and laws, see “Copy Rights and Wrongs,” Feb. ’91, p. 41. Homemade Music The actual business of composing is done with a sequencing program, using either native .Amiga eight-bit samples for instrument sounds or the higher quality, MIDI-triggered sounds of external synthesizer- or sampler- inodules. There is an abundance of sequencers available in a wide variety of styles and levels of complexity. (For more information on samplers, MIDI, and sequencers, see “Talkin' Electronic Music Blues,” May ’91, p. 18.) Choose yours on the basis of its look and feel, features, and your preferences for work style and environment. My personal recommendation is for Bars and Pipes Professional (S379, The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks), which offers the ability to work with both MIDI and internal .Amiga sounds, lock to SMPTE time code, edit all parameters graphically, run synchronized to animations, and interface with external boards such as SunRize Industries’ AD 1012 and AD516 and GVP’s IV24 and generally allows you to have a good time while making music. (7?? Locate vendors of the products mentioned, see the "1 Manufacturers* Distribu- tors' Addresses" list on p. 108.) No matter which program you use, a stopwatch will be a good investment to aid in scoring music for a particular video piece. The idea is to build a timing list of all the places in the video you want music and sound effects to hit. Even a very rough cue list can help you to organize and plan the sections of music you need to create and where you want the changes to be, (More on this later.)This is not meant to rule out my old favorite method of soundtrack creation: improvisation. Crank up your music program, be it sequencer or an algorithmic composing tool such as M ? Finally... affordable high-resolution hand scanners for your Amiga! Alfa Data introduces the AlfaScan and AlfaScan-Plus hand scanners. 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The funky cncl consists of simply trying to start both media at the same time through simple hand eye coordination. This method is absolutely fine for pieces when the synchronization needs are not all that precise, such as laying broad accompaniment under a video sequence. Sound effects can be triggered from the sequencer at relatively specific times, with a rough accuracy of a second either way (see “Amiga Talkies: Syncing Sound with Animation,” Special Issue ’92, p. 58). This is clearly not precise enough for many purposes; no one wants to hear the car door slam before they see it. The elegant solution is time code, either MIDI or SMPTE, a hardware - and-software method of locating precise points with single-frame (about one-thirtieth of a second) accuracy. In this way, you can have a sound effect play at precisely the correct instant while a music track also plays. To learn about the ins and outs of using time code on the Amiga, see “MIDI and SMPTE Compatibility,” Jan. '91, p. 7(5, and “Frames of Reference,” Special Issue ’92, p. 27. The most convenient way to get time code into your Amiga is in conjunction with a MIDI interface; the two best solutions currently available are The Phantom ($ 350, Dr. T’s Music Software) and the Triple Play Plus SyncPro combination ($ 189 $ 199, The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks). The distinct advantage of the latter is the provision of three separately addressable MIDI-out ports; its disadvantage is the lack of a serial pass-through connector. Both units and their software work well with several major sequencer packages, as well as SunRize s AD1012 and AD516. Body and Soul Now comes the stage of putting all the audio pieces together into a complete soundtrack: layers of music, sound effects, and dialog. The main purpose of sound design, as it is with image editing, is to create or recreate a new reality from many discrete pieces. All the elements we have discussed above and last month must be woven together to produce the desired impression. “TIh* goal of the final mix is to have each element properly balanced: audible and clear when necessary, no matter what its level.-’ By the final mixing stage, you will have all the pieces prepared to their proper lengths and ready to start and end at the appropriate times. If there is original dialog, it must either be kept on its own audio track of the edit master tape or fed into the mixer in sync with the music and anv added sound effects. This is the time when you may well feel like an octopus, trying to start and stop a variety of sound sources while controlling their levels on the mixer. The more you can preset start and end points, sound levels, and so on the better. This is where the above-mentioned SunRize audio boards can come in handy. Rather than deal with 35 separate sound-effects cues that each need to be edited and triggered, you can use either SunRize’s AD 1012 or AD5I6 to record and edit all the sounds into one longer multitrack digital sample. The AD 1012 board (S595) works in mono, with 12 hits of resolution and four discrete tracks. The AD516 ($ 1495) is an even higher-level unit, providing stereo, 16 t bits, and eight tracks. Both boards have variable sampling rates, including 44.1 Khz CD level. Both have SMPTE in and out ports, meaning they can be precisely timed to the time code on video, which hopefully is also running the sequencer. (For more detailed information on these boards, see the review on p. 18.) All in the Mix The goal of the final audio mix is to have each element in its proper balance, audible and clear when necessary, no matter whether its level is high or Low. It is worthwhile taking the time to study the sound score of Apocalypse Now, by the director’s father, Carmine Coppola. The sounds of slowed-down helicopter blades, distant thunder, exploding munitions, engine rumble, and deep bass synthesizers all blend together; suddenly, the viewer becomes aware of the sound, realizing that it has been continuous for several minutes. Sound mixing is an art. Study hard while you practice, and remember: Even the best don’t get it right on the first try. Keep track of all the EQ, pan, and level settings for all aspects of each trial mix so you can fine-tune each successive attempt rather than start all over again from scratch. And keep in mind that most of your viewers will see and hear your work on the tiny mono speaker of their television sets. Always check your mix under those conditions. Listen and look carefully. Aspire to the best technical quality your equipment can deliver. Insist on solid content. Unless you have something to say with your work, no one will be watching. ¦ Michael Hanish uses an Amiga for video, graphics, and music, with both his performance group and his adult literacy students. He writes frequently on audio and video topics. Write to him c o Amiga World Editonal, SO Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Is there a subject you would like to see covered in “Video Suite” a common problem that needs a solution, a technique you'd like to learn, ora category of product you'd like discussed? Whether you'd like to read about it or write about it, send your ideas to Video Suite, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Reative Jam Packed with Christmas Blowout Specials!!! DlgoUoC lilllllllic die lclL- A2.L1 Ll LlL LLLLL LuiL*d dtt:L LlLLU. UCLLt-LLL iZCtZL Cc.LLi.L-e.lLcL*
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2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 1MB RAM. Recommended system: 3MB RAM, hard drive, accelerator. Reads and Writes MS-DOS disks and emulates an IBM XT No matter how much you love your Amiga there may come a time when you have to exchange files with users of MS-DOS or Macintosh computers. How do you get the office PC to recognize the disk you created on your Amiga? If you have Consultron’s CrossDOS 5.0 Plus CrossPC the answer is simple. You format an MS-DOS-compatible disk on your Amiga or run MS-DOS software without any additional hardware. CrossDOS 5.0, included with version
2. 1 3.0 of the Amiga’s Workbench software, provides an easy and transparent way to transfer your work among computers capable of reading and writing an MS-DOS-formal disk. In addition to MS- DOS computers, MS-DOS disks can be used with most Macintosh and Atari ST computers. CrossPC, which isn’t included with the new Workbench, uses software to emulate an IBM XT compatible computer on your Amiga. Moving CrossDOS Plus CrossPC to a hard drive is a snap with the included installer. In addition to placing the proper files on your hard drive, the installer automatically sets up an Amiga partition for CrossDOS PC use. If you’re familiar J with previous CrossDOS versions, you'll really appreciate the ease of installation and use of 5.0. Two Drives in One CrossDOS 5.0 automatically provides each of your Amiga drives a dual personality. Any disk inserted in vour Amiga is j O checked for format and the proper icon is displayed on the Amiga’s Workbench. If you insert an MS-DOS disk in dll):, for example, you could access it from Amiga software as drive pcO:, the CrossDOS equivalent of an MS-DOS formatted disk in drive dfO:. File managers, such as Direct >ryOpus (INOVAtronics), automati- cally add the PC-drive equivalents to the list of available Amiga drives. Unless your Amiga has a high-densitv drive, however, you're limited to using low-density 720K MS-DOS disks. The recently introduced high-density Amiga disk drives can use and format both 720K and 1,44MB MS-DOS disks. In addition, CrossDOS can also be configured for use with floptical drives. CrossDOS also includes replacements for the Amiga’s DiskCopy and Format commands. Format lets vou easily format j disks in either MS-DOS or .Amiga format and sports a sharp new interface when run from the Workbench. The new DiskCopy supports copying MS-DOS disks between two drives. According to Consultron, these are the same commands supplied with WorkBench 2.1 3.0 and are provided under license to Commodore. As I indicated, CrossDOS 5.0 is included with the latest versions of the Amiga Workbench. So, why buy CrossDOS 5.0 Plus CrossPC? Consultron states it will not support users who receive CrossDOS
5. 0 with WorkBench 2.1 3.0. If you want future upgrades, you must purchase the stand-alone version, 1 he most compelling reason for buying CrossDOS 5.0, however, is the plus of CrossPC. Simply having access to files isn’t enough when you need the special abilities of a program that runs only on an MS-DOS computer. If the software works on a standard IBM XT with CGA graphics, chances are excellent it will run on your Amiga under CrossPC. The program uses your Amiga’s hardware to emulate CGA or monochrome video, IBM parallel and serial ports, and up to 740K of PC memory. You can use your existing floppy drives, mouse, keyboard, and hard drive to complete your emulated MS-DOS computer. Keeping Pace While CrossPC runs on any Amiga, Consultron states that it “will optimize itself to run on accelerated Ami gas using 68020, 68030, and 68040 CPUs.” I tested CrossDOS on both a 68030-equipped Amiga 2000 and on a 68000-based Amiga 600. On the A2000, Norton’s SI, a widely used measure of MS-DOS PC speed, clocked CrossPC at 1.4 times the speed of a 4.77 megahertz XT computer. Using CrossPC at this speed is virtually identical to running a standard XT. On the other hand, SI rated it at .2 times the speed of an XT when run on an A600, a speed I found unusable. With an accelerated Amiga, CrossPC is extremely useful. I created an MS-DOS partition on my Amiga hard drive and booted CrossPC with MS-DOS 5.0. I installed WordPerfect 5.1 and Library, and both operated as il running on a standard XT. The only MS-DOS software that produced problems were programs using BASIC and Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Both suffered from a lag between user input and software reaction, rendering them unusable with CrossPC. Windows and Windows-based software require an AT 800286-based PC to operate properly, so I did not attempt to run Windows under CrossPC. CrossDOS 5.0 Plus CrossPC is high on my list of must-have Amiga utilities. If you use multiple computer platforms, you’ll wonder how you got by without it. Bob Eller True Print 24 ASDG, S89. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected.
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It automatically scales and tiles the image on as many pages as necessary, which you can then join to create your poster. If your printer supports fan-fold or roil paper, you can create seamless columns of the picture, making assembly even easier. The installation is very simple. The thorough, properly-indexed manual even comes with a tutorial to assist you in understanding the interface. There is only one interface screen. On it, the image is represented by a rectangle with eight sizing boxes around the perimeter. First, you load a standard IFF image, then simply scale it either with numerical entry or by dragging the mouse over one of the sizing boxes. You can keep the aspect ratio of the image or distort it. The program intelligently adjusts the pixel aspect ratio of the image to the aspect ratio of the printer, if requested, so that your circles will still look like circles when printed. The entire print area, including rulers, is shown with a rectangular grid representing the number of pages in the entire poster. As a convenience, the printing status is continuously updated. True Print 24 provides 11 dithering patterns; four mask sizes; and control over brightness, contrast, gamma balancing, red, blue* and green balance, and color correction. The specific dither pattern and mask size that are appropriate differ with the type of image and the size of the output. With 38 combinations, however, I am sure you’ll find one that works. There is even an ASCII dither that prints grayscale images in up to 32 shades on daisy-wheel printers. You can also elect to print the picture in horizontal or vertical orientation, whichever uses fewer sheets of paper. Mv only criticism is that you are not J * shown a representation of the image. The program assumes that you selected the right IFF file. This sounds rather basic, but if you were rendering a 3-D image to a 24-bit file but did not have a 24-bit display device, you would have to convert the file in another program to see even a representation. It would be more convenient to see a thumbnail or grayscale image rather than just a rectangle. Looks Familiar I recommend purchasing True Print 24 only if you do not own or plan to buy Art Department Professional. The program offers the same capabilities as AD Pro’s PrefPrinter Saver option. True Print 24 is designed as a low-cost alternative for those who need these printing abilities alone, Steven Blaize NakeD Up Interface Pre’spect Technics, S49.50. Xpander Chassis Cev Design, from $ 129 to $ 279. A500, A1000. External Expansion-bus connection. Installation: Moderate. Adds Zorro II expansion slot for using A2000 cards. Tired of seeing your Amiga 1000 sidelined in the expansion game by its lack of slots? Take heart, CeV Design and Pre’spect Technics offer the equipment to let A 1000s use the wealth of A2000 cards available. Pre’spect Technics is marketing an expansion slot called the NakeD Up interface, and CeV Design has clothed the same interface in a box and is selling it as the Xpander Chassis. This board translates the information from the A2000 cards to the standard used by the A1000 or A500 bus, while taking care of bus noise to eliminate the problems of previous expansion chassis. Fhe Xpander Chassis comes in multiple configurations of one or two slots, with and without pass-through and a power supply, and up to four drive bays. The NakeD Up is a bare board without a case, hence the name. The Xpander Chassis provides a case to protect the board from dust, vibration, and young children. Enclosing the board also prevents emissions of excessive radio frequencies, which can interfere with your television. (Pre’spect Technics said it has put two NakeD Ups together without significantly disrupting a television signal, but that using three did cause interference.) Press Here Installation of either is simple if you’re comfortable handling circuit boards. Pry off the cover from the Amiga’s bus (the right side of the A1000, the left of the A500), press the board’s edge connector onto the bus, and slide it as far as possible. If you’re using the NakeD Up on the A1000, you will need to find something to put under the interface to support it; the bus is about two inches above the desktop. (Also, be careful not to bump and disconnect it.) The legs on the Xpander Chassis keep the board at just the right height. The A500’s bus is even with the desktop. So there’s no problem with supporting the NakeD Up, but be sure that no metal touches the board's exposed portions. Power is a different matter on the A500 with its notoriously weak power supply; I tried using the Xpander Chassis with a friend’s A500, but apparently the power supply must be connected to the card directly. I had no such problem with the A1000 because its power supply was able to keep the bus supplied. 'Fhe Xpander Chassis’ case is long enough to hold a full-size Amiga 2000 card upright. The size causes the device’s one drawback: It obstructs the AlOOO’s mouse and joystick ports. As a remedy, CeV Design cut two holes in the case to allow access to both ports and another hole on the bottom of the case to let the cables through. I purchased a GVP HC8 series II SCSI controller with two megabytes of RAM and a 52MB Quantum hard drive and installed it in the Xpander Chassis on my A1000. The card did not seat properly because of a bracket on its end that normally fits into the rear of the A2000 to hold the card steady. I had to bend the bracket with a pair of needlenose pliers so that it rested against the bottom of the case; a slit on the floor of the Xpander Chassis to insert such brackets would be a welcome improvement. Solid Performer I started up the Amiga and watched with amazement the speed with which the system booted from the hard disk. I’ve used this combination for four months and have yet to have a problem. The drive helps speed up the system one hundred percent or better compared to running software with floppies. The added flexibility of a bus pass-through makes the NakeD Up and the Xpander Chassis even more useful because you can chain at least two together and add, for example, a graphics card and a hard card, or a hard drive and a Bridgeboard (the XT and AT models work fine, but you need additional RAM to use the A2386). Both the NakeD Up and the Xpander Chassis offer capabilities A1000 owners have dreamt about since the A2000 was released. The prices are reasonable, and while the aluminum case of the Xpander Chassis does not match the exterior of the Amiga, its usefulness more than makes up for its lack of aesthetic value. I heartily recommend the Xpander Chassis to A500 and A1000 owners who want to expand rather than abandon their systems. Michael Savoie Amiga Smart Port Inter ACTIVE Digital Devices, Inc., S42.95 DP SBM Analog Interfaces DigiPrint, Inc., mouse or Joystick, $ 9.95 each. All Amiga models. External, mouse port connection. Installation: Easy. Adds analog Joystick and mouse compatibility. Hi8 EDITING VCR's EVO-9500A EVO-9700 ......CALL! CAMERAS CAMCORDERS Color Video Camera: DXC-107 DXC-151 ..CALL! 3-Chip Video Camera CALL! 3-Chip Hi-8 Camcorder EVW-300L CALL! MONITORS Composite RGB Y-C NTSC PAL SECAM GVM-1311Q, 13" CALL! GVM-1316TS, 13“ touch screen CALL! GVM-2020, 20" ..CALL! LASER DISC PLAYERS MDP-1100 with RS 232 CALL! LDP-1450 character generator .CALL! LDP-1550 track jump CALL! 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Unfortunately, you can’t simply plug analog joysticks into the Amiga and take off. Until now, you had to construct an adapter to connect the proper pins from the joystick to the correct pins on the Amiga. Because not all programs support analog joysticks, you often had to switch from one joystick to another, risking serious damage if you forgot to turn your computer off. Thankfully, two companies now offer ready-made solutions. The DigiPrint Inc. option, the DP IBM Analog Interface, is a 12-inch cable with an Amiga connector on one end and an IBM connector on the other. Inside the IBM housing is a small circuit board with four capacitors connected to the potentiometer lines from your joystick. A three-position switch on the top of the housing allows you to vary the amount of added capacitance, giving you three different control sensitivities. The Continued on p.84. Call Our Expert System Integrators to Custom Design an "Amiga Desktop Video System " to fit Your Needs, featuring:
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All mice are not equal in the IBM nest, however. Serial mice plug into the computer’s serial port, while bus mice connect to a separate interface card. Be sure to use an IBM bus mouse with the DigilYint adapter. Both DigiPrint interfaces carry 90-day warranties. If DigiPrint chose the Hyundai approach, InterACTIVE Digital Devices Inc. took the Cadillac route with the Amiga Smart Port. 1 his small device attaches to your mouse and joystick ports via supplied three-foot cables. You then connect your mouse and joysticks to the Smart Port. You can attach up to two IBM-type analog joysticks (with an optional Y cable), in addition to an Amiga mouse and a digital joystick. The Smart Port senses which device you wish to use in a particular application and automatically switches itself to connect the device to your Amiga's ports. It also includes protection circuitry to prevent damage to your computer if a joystick potentiometer fails. DigiPrint's IBM analog joystick and mouse adapters. Smart Port widens your control options. The well-constructed Smart Port is three inches wide, four inches long, and three-quarters of an inch thick. Two LEDs tell you at a glance which device is currently selected. Because of variations among joystick potentiometers, the Smart Port also has calibration adjustments. You use the included calibration program and a small screwdriver to adjust sensitivity to your particular joystick. Installation and adjustment took about ten minutes, with most of that time spent fine-tuning the sensitivity. A couple of self-adhesive Velcro mounting strips, a 15-page manual, and a one-year warranty complete the basic Smart Port package. Options include various cables and a rudder-pedal adapter (S7.95). Which is the best device? That depends on your budget and future plans. They both do thejob of connecting analog input devices to your Amiga. The DigiPrint product connects only half the lines in the IBM connecter, which means there is no way to add a second analog joystick. If you get a new game that uses rudder pedals or a separate throttle control you will be out ofluck. On the other hand, the difference in price goes a long way toward the purchase of a top-quality analog joystick. Personally, I prefer the convenience of being able to leave both types of joysticks attached to the Smart Port and not having to switch cables behind the computer. Rob Hays B A C K T A L K CANDID RESPONSES TO AA11GAW0RLD REVIEWS OpalVision Onward and Upward Thank you for the favorable review (Dec. ’92, p. 20) of our OpalVision Main Board. We’re pleased that OpalVision is receiving such positive reviews in publications around the world, but want to ensure that readers everywhere have current information about the latest OpalVision developments. In summing up his OpalVision review, Sheldon Leemon reminded us of some of the challenges even new product faces: “With some software updates, third-party programming support, and support for all the hardware features (such as double-buffered animations and S- and 15-bit display modes), OpalVision would become a real force in the Amiga graphics market." Centaur Development is demonstrating its deep commitment to the improvement and enhancement of the OpalVision system. In the short time since Mr. Leemon wrote his review for Amiga World, we’ve delivered on every thing on his wish list:
1) Software Updates: We’ve already updated the OpalVision library and added numerous features to OpalPaint (full implementation of Arexx; alpha- channel with lull 32-bit brushes, images and painting; multiple color gradient saves, real-time image-processing previews; automatic tolerance range setting; brush feathering, and so on.)
2) Third-party software support: Amiga developers have responded overwhelmingly to OpalVision. We’ve already released the loader saver for ASDC’s Art Department Professional and Morph Plus. Adspec Programming rushed to put OpalVision support in their first release of Aladdin 4D. Black Belt s Imagemastcr will have OpalVision support by the time you read this. Scala’s MM200 and In- foChannel are past beta stage as of this writing. The list goes on and on.
3) Support for the hardware features: I’ve mentioned our implementation of the hardware’s alpha channel and real-time image processing. Recently we released OpalAnimMate, an animation player allowing high-speed 8-, 12-, 15-, 18-, or 24-bit animation playback from RAM or hard drive, at speeds of up to (if) fps. It’s compatible with every Amiga ray-tracing program, it works in six different modes and features selectable screen sizes. Its delta compression feature creates small liles and fast playback speeds. As you can see, we’ve already exceeded all of Mr. Leemon’s requirements. We believe OpalVision is the powerful force in the Amiga graphics market and the de facto 24-bit standard for graphics and video professionals. John Sievers General Manager Centaur Development ¦ 800-BE-AMIGA (800-232-6442) Newtek Video Toaster Aladdin 4DI Aladdin 4J5 Digital Video Effects, Character Generator, 3D Renderer, 24-Bit painting & more! $ 279' The advanced 3D modeling, rendering, and animation system with powerful modeling tools such as extrude, sweep, resize, magnetism, clone and much more. (ZMegs required) Imagine 2.0 .$ 279°° The Amiga’s best modeler gets more powerful! Dozens of new features re-establish this as the best modeler available for the Amiga computer! Includes FREE Protextures 10 disk set! With features like 3D wave ripple effects, completely WYSIWYG perspective ancf spherical warper, arbitrary rotation, and the best morphing warping technology around. Morph Plus is tho premiere morphing package on the market. VIDEO SOLUTIONS (SOFTWARE AM] HARDWARE) IMAGE PROCESSING SOFTWARE ART DEPARTMENT PRO. V 2.1 159.00 ART DEPARTMENT CONVERSION PAK
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• This one isn't especially new, but I've had so much fun with this dumb old game that I thought I'd pass it on anyway. Ever wondered what's at the end of that vertically scrolling Ikari Warriors clone you've been playing on and off for five years? If that clone is Leatherneck fMichTron, $ 19.95), now you can find out. Start 'er up, type CUTH- BERTNECK what the heck is that? And press F3. Your little
• There's a level select hidden in The Blues Brothers (Titus, S49.95). To reach it, type HOULQ on the charac- ter-selection screen. If the black background changes to maroon, the fix is in. Hit 1 to 6 to pick a level, and then the space bar.
• BSS Jane Seymour the European version of Konami's role-playShadow of the Beast III: The best saved for last. In turn, opens a chute down into an apparently inescapable room with switches low and high. Throw the lower, and the room begins to fill up with water. What to do? Well, there’s that table in the next room to stand on, but right now you’re doing a wonderful job of drowning. The game keeps you looking and thinking, and there’s also room to explore and experiment. This’ll sound like damning with faint praise, but it’s not an irritating game, either. Beast Ips mechanics rubbed a lot of people the wrong way; perhaps most loathed was the need to watch the lengthy intro every time you died (which was frequent). Beast III has a separate introduction disk and a “suicide” key that permits escape (without rebooting) should you find yourself trapped. ? Or TURN FRAME LEE with the Caps Lock key depressed, and you can use 1 to 5 to skip levels. Try ESTRA- NO to fly. Troop is now safe from enemy fire, but can still very effectively shoot each other in the back, as my brother and I are wont to do when playing this one.
• Virgin's belly-busting caveman Chuck Bock has a whole rash of cheats. Weird cheats, too. On the title screen, press Esc and then type FAST A1NT THE WORD, UNCLE SAMS, ITS FAIRY BOWBELZ, SHE LOVES CLEANING WINDOWS, or MY LIFE IS A DREAM for an infinite supply of energy. If you type MORTIMER during the game, you can use F1 through F5 to select stages of each level. Or type TURN FRAME
• Pause U.S. Gold's The Godfather ($ 49.95} with the Help key, and type in PIZZA HUT for infinite energy.
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Then again, you won’t be throwing this one against the wall in frustration, either; I’d bet you cati actually finish it inside a month or so. Beast III is playable. It’s logical. It’s beautiful. What a great way to go out. Lords of Time Heimdall By Peter Olafson SOME GAMES ARE so imbued with life that they just won’t die. For instance, after five years, Faery dale Adventure still sets the standard lor excellence in arcade role-playing games on the .Amiga. So, it’s something of an event when Hollyware which published FTA in its previous life as Microlllusions brings out a game that recalls the earlier classic in both format and style. Lords of Time ($ 49.95) may not have the presence of its illustrious predecessor, but it has even greater depth. They do have a lot in common. Like FTA, LOT is an angled- down, single-player game with lots of magic, items, and filthy lucre scattered about a giant and varied landscape. The cutaways of the insides of buildings are handled in a similar way, and once again you’re bound to find interesting things in the fireplace. And in combat, your little man (not so frail this time) stands there wagging his weapon like the tail of a dog that sees you eating lunch. .And yet, if you’re expecting FTA II, you’ll be disappointed at first. 'Ilie dusky graphics, while nice, have neither the same Watch where you wander in Lords of Time. Precision nor sparkle; for the longest time I thought the roads were supposed to be cliffs. The music, pleasant at first, tends to meander and a single theme plays ad infinitum. The story is nothing special it’s the old dimensional-rift trick and you start out without an inkling of where you are. Given time (and ajudicious saved-game policy), however, if 11 begin to work its charms on you. LOT uses different terrain elevations to excellent effect; mountains may be an inconvenience but not a barrier. Forests can slow you down and in places stop you in your tracks, and I found the consequent winding course through the trees far more realistic than the beelines permitted in FTA. The half-screen, close-up view makes the world seem even larger than it is. And, naturally, it’s big as the Ponderosa, with lots of make-straight-for-ya monsters that want killing (even the Continued on p. 96. CRIB NOTES gives you infinite lives.
• Just stay put on Level One of Marble Madness (Electronic Arts), and see what happens.
• Here's a wild one from Damocles (Novagen, S44.95) Paul Woakes's followup to Mercenary. On Midas, in a pyramid at 577-341, you will find a magic crystal. However, you can't use it until you get the book from the trader (13-5) in Eris' capital city. Once you do, read it, and you'll be granted a wish. Save your game, and then try out the following:
1) I wish I had more time.
2) I wish I could receive 1,000,000 credits.
3) 1 wish I had a cheese sandwich.
4) I wish the universe was more colourful. (Note the British spelling.) 5} I wish I know how to use author's computer.
6) 1 wish I had Mercenary 3 now.
• MEACULTA should give you infinite energy in Darkman (Ocean, S19.95) if typed in during play.
• Here's a slick trick from Micro- Prose's Formula One Grand Prix that should find a happy home in its US equivalent. World Circuit (S59.95). On a fast lap of a race, hit the pits, put on the brakes, and press Esc to quit the race and then accelerate the passage of time. You should win the race if you were close to the lead when you dropped out.
• You could play Lemmings (Psyg- nosis, $ 49.99) to the end without finding this code word. Type FQUIGGLY on the title screen to stop the li'l guys from doing themselves in. ¦Typing SORCERY sometime before the password screen it doesn't say where in Konami's Gods ($ 39.95) allegedly supplies you with infinite energy. Another cheat a rather involved one is found on Level 2. Get a shield, a magic potion, three fireballs, and three stars here, with the rest of your dosh going to food and health. Collect the gems, get a key, and start toward the exit. Before going down the final ladder, be certain you don't have enough energy left to survive contact with the bandits who will appear at the bottom, drop your potion, descend, open the door, and wait. When they touch you, push up on the joystick. According to the cheat, you may die here, but the bonus goes absolutely bonkers and the game restarts on World Two with 28 extra men and millions of points.
• The key combo Left-ALT-CTRL- Shrft-F5 warps you to the next level in Hare Raising Havoc (Walt Disney Computer Software, $ 49.95).
* It's reported that something "interesting" occurs in Electronic Arts' Keef the Thief (S19.95) if you go up into the treehouses to the left side of the map, wait for a commerciallike screen to appear, and then make a spell from Rhino Horn, Black Pearl, and Narcissus Root.
• Try 1 KILLING as your mission code in Konami's The Killing Cloud ($ 49.95). This is supposed to give you 28 nets and 29 PUPS.
• Evidently, holding down Shift and 4 (the S key) while on the main continent screen provides you with loads of money in Railroad Tycoon (MicroProse, $ 59.95).
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One bonus to using wireframe graphics is Air Support’s slick 3-D mode using the supplied red-and-blue lens glasses, you can zoom around the gamescape in three dimensions for an added sense ol realism. The program makes extensive use of the Amiga’s synthesized voice, which announces the destruction of your enemies and your ships, among other important events. Given the difficulty of the game, you’ll be glad to have the vocal assistance. Another big help is the included 67-page instruction manual and detailed keyboard reference sheet. Air Support follows the lead of most oilier Psygnosis titles and does not support a hard drive. The game’s a trifle sluggish on an unexpanded A500, but owners of accelerated Amigas should see a noticeable speed increase. After the first dozen training missions, you’ll realize that Air Support is definitely not for novices rookies are in fora brief and bewildering playing experience. Air Support lias more depth and detail, however, than I've seen in an Amiga game for quite some time. If you’re a seasoned armchair general looking for the ultimate gaming challenge, try Air Support, SHORT TAKES By Peter Olafson Cruise for a Corpse It looked for a while as though Cruise for a Corpse [U.S. Gold, S54.95) wouldn't surface stateside, but we've finally been favored with the third in the series of splendid Delphine graphic adventures that started with Future Wars and James Bond: The Stealth Affair. Surprise: it's easily the best of the bunch. Cruise is bigger than its predecessors (five disks, full-size characters, and none of those one-pixel objects from Future Wars) and yet smaller confined as it is to a sailing ship in the Mediterranean, Your host has turned up dead, and you're a police inspector with a strong sense of duty. ? There's plenty to inspect. The ship's been done up in grand detail in graphics rich as chocolate cake. Every object, however minor, seems to have been graced with a description. Every character seems to have something to say...but not quite enough. Damned if you couldn't cut the atmosphere with a knife. You won't solve this one soon. G V VI E P R E S E R V E MORE SHORT TAKES One more thing: If the character in Cruise looks vaguely familiar to you, it's because it's the same sort of smooth-moving polygon creation used in Delphine’s subsequent arcade-adventure hit Out of This World. Watch him walk straight into the screen while on deck; it'll charm you out of your tree. Hunter A superb 3-D filled-polygon wargame. Hunter (Activision, $ 39.95) is basically a mission-based Midwinter: a thicket of tasks to perform, a huge selection of vehicles from bicycle to jeep to speedboat to helicopter smooth-as-silk movement, a clean mouse joystick interface, and some of the richest colors I've ever seen on the Amiga. It feels as though there's electricity in the air. Just look at that sky. The third-person perspective's a bit unusual you watch your polygon soldier in the middle distance but it's not difficult to adjust, and in no time you'll be whizzing over land and sea on missions of sabotage and assassination. It doesn't have quite the epic sweep of Midwinter, but in some respects Hunter goes Midwinter one better: You can go inside buildings in 3-D mode and collect objects. (Alas, the game does seem prone to hang while exiting said buildings. Just remember where the door is, and be emphatic in your movements.) What can I say? This Hunter has claimed a victim: moi. Magic. Pockets Call Magic Pockets [Konami, S39.95) a cute version of Gods. They're both by the Bitmap Brothers programming team, and they're both glossy and elegant platform games. This one's certainly the more arcade game-like, however the wee Bitmap Kid waddling his way through all manner of attractive landscapes, dispatching little cyclones to daze and destroy baddies, picking up loose candy, and using an assortment of delightful items. (A TV shows you a broad picture of the terrain around you, and the laser-equipped helmet certainly cuts down on the small talk.) Lots of secret areas to break into as well. This isn't just another platform game. It's a keeper. A Lead Zeppelin I'm a great follower of budget games. It's like buying independent 45s in search of the next Nirvana. Trouble is, it's pretty hit or miss; for every Pearl Jam, there are at least a dozen sub-Sonic Youths. (Have you ever played Pac Land? Well, don't.) Over here, budget Amiga software is a relative rarity. In Europe, as noted last issue, it's a whole way of doing business. Budget publisher Zeppelin Games, from the far side of The Pond, has sent us a packet of its recent stuff and...uh, well, thanks. It's easy to understand why these don't cost much. Arnie = SI9.99) is probably the best of the crew. It doesn't star the hasta- la-vista guy you're thinking of, but the little soldier here certainly acts like him, willfully shooting everybody along his horizontal path. It's about as well done as a good Shoot 'em Up Construction Kit game turned on its side. Don't think; just keep pushing the fire button. The European market is also infested with cute arcade characters with names like Dizzy and Wonderboy. Here's another one: Blinky, a ghost with shiny shoes and a gun (ahem). Titanic Blinky ($ 19.99) features him wandering around the doomed liner shooting snails and stuff. Competent platform antics, but nothing that hasn't been done twice as well at twice the price. Stack 'Em ($ 19.99) is a decent spin on Tetris what's that, the 209th? And Arcade Trivia Quiz ($ 19.99) is...well, just a trivia quiz. "Arcade" appears to figure in neither the game system nor the questions. The contestants make faces, but that shouldn't count. Beast Busters At least this one's good for nostalgia. This sort of scrolling shooting gallery was all the rage three or four years ago in the wake of Taito's Operation Wolf and still turns up now and then in such European games as Line of Fire and Space Gun. On the plus side, there's a lot going on here. Beast Busters [Activision, $ 39.95) scrolls horizontally, vertically, and in 3-D, and it sure does throw a lot of dead-eyed, blue-skinned creatures at you. These come apart very competently and disgustingly when riddled with bullets, and the game gives you a stack of credits, so you'll probably see more of BB than you ever saw of Capone. On the minus side, the goings-on are rather too slow, there's very little use of sound, and the palette is limited. 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Q. I've tried for three years to successfully install Workbench 1.3 on wo A2000s. When 1.2 is installed, the OS recognizes my C Ltd. Hard disks, hut install 1.3 and poojJ they vanish from Workbench. I've rewritten the startup-sequence with various mountlists, device drivers, hi add’rivers, and Echo statements, all to no avail. I'm ready to give up, especially since C Lid. Is out of business. What ran I do? Eugenia Schneider China Lake, CA
A. Your problem most likely lies in the controller card, not the hard drive. Recently at the .111' editorial offices, a J hard disk on one of our older A2O0Os began spewing “Volume Not Validated” messages. Since it was an old 2000, J dusted off an original 2090 Install Disk. But, oddly, double-clicking the format icon didn't format the drive, but wiped out everything on it in about half a second, without even lighting up the drive’s activity light a bad sign! Confounded, I popped the cover of! And pried out the hard disk controller card. Aha! Some well-intentioned soul (a.k.a., yours truly) had swapped cards at some point and a 2091 was in place of the original 2090 controller. Format- ting the drive with a 2091 Install disk resolved the mystery. It’s unlikely that your C Ltd. Drives have one of the newer 2091 controllers. Forget about rewriting the startup- sequence and fiddling with niount-lists; rather, do what I did. Remove the cover from the A2000s and check the names and model numbers etched into each machine’s hard-disk controller. No matter how old or rare the controller card, you can probably find the custom installation software necessarv to cure the 1.3 installation ills.(Check dealers, user’s groups, BBSs or on-line services.) If all else fails, and the cards are indeed incompatible with 1.3, you may want to consider getting a newer hard-disk controller complete with its By Tim Walsh software. And if so, I’d take the opportunity to forget 1.3 altogether and upgrade both machines to 2.04. Ht-Res Doldrums
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1. 3 or earlier are slightly noticeable between interlaced and de-interlaced screens, but the flicker is usually more bothersome than the slower speed. When 2.9 became available on the new A3000, eveiyone accustomed to working with 1.3 on the older machines noticed the speed difference in the hi-res modes, especially when working with more than eight Workbench colors. I recall thinking if the various 16-color Workbench hi-res modes of 2.0 slow down a fast 68030- equipped 32-bit machine, they would bog down a stock Amiga like a hay field would a push lawn mower. Still, while screen updates in the enhanced Workbench 2.04 modes exhaust the computer’s resources, there are solutions. Short-term band-aid advice: Make a quick trip to the Prefs drawer and set the palette for four colors, install the smallest screen font you can read, and use 2.04's Screen Mode Preferences to stay locked into the lowest screen resolution available; also, keep a minimum number of windows open on the Workbench at anv given time, limit your multitasking, and don't use more than one custom screen at a time. The best, and final solution, however, is to get a new or used 68030 or ’040 card as soon as finances permit. With your Amiga running at 25 times stock speed, chances are slim you’d have any complaints about sluggishness, no matter what display mode. What’s on the Menu?
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L. iJ __" ___ P51: The Inlreptd You control a tank m the frozen arcuc try ng to fescue hostages P50: Grinder This useful utility wil convert between the loll owing graphics formats . Ham-E. TIFF. Ta'ga. PCX. Neochromo, Degas, GIF and Jpeg1 P49: Moria This is a vast adventure game mat will require hours of dedicated adn ng to crack You must traverse an absolutely huge world dLngeon to deloae forces rvH. 1 Meg harddrive msta'iabio P48AB: The A-64 Package This is a complete Commodore 64 omulalor uf.itos saphics overythmg (no last loaders or tuning sensitive software.| Works on i Amiga with I meg Two ctsks counts as two P47: Chcmesthctlcs This program writ generate calotte models (3D tuH-color IFF lecules. Quite beautiful pictures ot even the nasimsi molecules P45: Dratting Mcad and Plans a-e both object-oriented drawing draft ng programs Jctured graphics) with all the pribjeas you need to create any object Landscape is AD (Computer Aided Design) program for laying out landscapes; once iadout, the nputer wilnerate a stylized 3D representation of your landscape P45: AmigaDOS Replacement Project (ARP) This is the result ol a very bitous project lo completely replace all ot the AmigaDOS c commands (DlR. LIST, SIGN. INFO, etc }wrth more powerful, featureMled programs Those programs are y computable with then Workbench 1 3 counterparts, but also oiler many more labilities including greatly enhancd wildcard support arid more help lor each com nd P44: MechFile is a rolo playing game where you control a Qian! Robot and iixplaru rids, buy or find items, fight against other robots and aliens you are also required to ill some tasrvd complete missions. P42:3D Master Explore the world of 3D modelling with this high powered software rate roal Stic raytraced 3D images, 3D Master is perfect to gol your lee! Wet in 3D, it require some experimentation to get the most out of it Roq 1 MB P41: Seulonco Go on patrol in ycur nuclear Trident submarine and dear the seas iho vermen that pollute it A complete simulation with at tactical weapons and onsive systems P39AB: Catocomb A well dono graphic dungeon adventure game Discover the rrets A treasures of the uderground maze and try lo stay alive' P30: Virus Utilities VirusX. KiiVitus. Vims Memory KutiL and ZemV'msl'l let you sleep at night Knowing you Amiga is 1000% virus-free P37: CheckBook Accountant This program has lull budgeting transaction record- capabilities This program turns the chore of balancing your checkbook into a 2 tute treat' P36: Animation Two beautiful animations, Spigot and WaiCb Both of these were ated with 3D animation programs and are truly beautilul and smooth. P35: HackLite This is a dungecn-adventure game ol the highest rnagn lude an solutety huge world to explore that will task even the most hardened dungeon ilorer lor weeks on end’ P34: MechForce Any number ol players can ccntrol up to 24 giant robots with ©rs, missiles. Jump-jots to get you airborne to do battle m loams against each other ogamst the computer., hghty addicting! P33ABCD; Complete Guide to Programming the Amiga In "C" This lour disk features tutorials, sample programs and insidu bps to the special programming ids ol fhe Amiga. Four disks counts as three P32: Classic Arcade Games Delender and Missile Command need we say re7 Descender is a done of the classic Tempest. P31: DataBases Contains all flavors ol databases Bbasell Is a highly Annga- d databnso, DntaEasv is anoTier powerful database MapMaq is spoctally iignod to help you reference articles in magazines P30: Educational This indudes WorlrtDataBase DfjivMdi) whcti draws detailed ps of countries. WordGame. Molnc Converter. Spell2 an mnemous soeilino chai ger. FastFacIs-everything you always wanted to know about our Solar System. P29ABC: King James Bible The comp'ote text ol the bible is included on tins 3 k set (counts as 3) with printing and searching capab lities P28: Bitmapped Fonts This disk contains 67 fonts for the Amiga, a'l under 25 nts in size, .a font for every occasion1 P27: Octa-MED This remarkable program doubles the sound capabilities ol your liga Iron 4 channels of audio to 3' Almost completely identical to MED this is a ly remarkable program P26: D rectory Utilities Contains all ot the best putkic (toma n and Shareware file j disk utilities available for the Amga. .ndud.ng UMMaster. FiktMan. M2QU. Sid and Master P25: SpaceGames Contains Moon Base a very graphically detailed lunar lander me. SpgceWar-a two player (either in person or over the modem) space battle hula is a 3D world you must defend definitely commercial qualify P24: Printing Utilities This disk contains a very nice Banner maker that will use 1 AmgaDOS font with tut-cc tor pnnt ng Robs Label C-e a tor wil allow easy creating abeto tor your diskettes PmtStudio atows easy pmting of 'ext grapruc images with ol contrci over page numbering tit trig etc. P23AB: Tobias Star Trek A gr jh-c space adventure wheie you re the captain ct vf own starship Travel through the unrverse, stop the Romufans and Kkngons and ripfete your missions Two disks, courts as two ¦¦¦nnim The Intrepid featured on TSP43 P22: 3D Objects This disk contains 18 difterent veclorobects lor use with Sculpt d Imagine. Some of the objects include- tram engine, synthesizer keyboard, Amiga
30. Space station. P21: Disk Duplicators This disk contains all the best utilities 10 backup diskettes ludod are Xcopylll and N|B wuch will backup copy-protect programs Also ludes SuoerDuoer which is an incredibly fast AmigaDOS copier. F.reecopv will nove copy protection from many papular commercial programs P20: Board Games includes Checkers. Dominoes. Clue. Jitouaul aod Monopoly row away your dice and let your Amiga take care of the details hours and hours cl nify lunl PI 9: PacMan Classics Contains Maze nan. Zcnix and Pa;Man87-aII great imple- mtations of the origiorial arcade dassc Pt8: MS-DOS Emulation Contains PCTask and i BeM two shareware I EM MS s emulators for your Amiga. Also included are utilities to allow Amiga drives to id v*nte 720K format MS-DOS disks-Mutbdos and M5M PI 7: Printer Drivers Thus disk contains over 70 printer crivors lor many popular aters PI6: Telecommunication This disk contains two tirst-dass modem programs. Ioitwi and Access This cfcsk is tor the beginner or expert lelecommunicator. Teatur- i all the popular communication protocols, including X. Y and Z Modem Ncomm s very advanced script capabilities for pertorming automated tog ins. Downloads and oads P15: MED This d.sk contains tne premier mus>c package. Mgp (Mus-cal Editor). It I allow you lo use dgtbzsd sound samples as your instruments and use them in ycur n songs Its tremendous ecktmg power makes MED more of a musical word proces- An extremely well-done program Many commercial software companies use this ckago to create soundtracks for trvw entertain merit programs P14: Plotters This cksk contains several o» the bost mathematical plotting programs uiable for the Arrega Includes AnuoaPiot---a 3 dimensional mathematical function
• tor (pdurod). Aptot2.0. and PlotXV TC34AB: Oolimiz&r will permanently speedup your hard-dfivu or (loppy disks LQQ Calc is a nice full-screen calculator. BbaseU a useful database program FixDisk will correct many problems with disks BliCAtC '5 a loan analyser. IptpMoron is a Tetns-type game Nebula is a 3D space pane PicBase will anpw you to track all the IFF images you have is a great Zaxxon done TC33AB: Measures 1,0 is an incredibly uselul utility that will convert any type of measurement to another DiskLabelei is a database designed tor storing and printing 3.* d>sk labels Jewels is a Tetns-esque game o! Action and strategy Switch is a fun board-game. G*xdbaer wilt allow you to gr3b any screen and save 4 as an IFF picture Scttsaii Manager is a database tor storing stats for softba'f any number ot leagues may be tracked WBE»e; allows you to execute CLI commands from within the Workbench Several Clipart images are also nduded TC32AB: Computer Color-ng Book is a dekghtfui program tor Children of a« ages comes with 15 paces ot pictures to color again and again i isl-miket lets you make, edit, combine and print lists of wcros great for those spoiling tests' MoresmccLT) scrolls text files smoothly on the screen and allows easy pnntmg Pcc ef B' l qros tots you choose from several of the most popular poof games with reakstic action Texture allows you to create, manipulate and save (m standard IFF format) realistic fractal tox tured surfaces Plague is a monster maze game Also includes Screen Fader Snow bench, and Fip3ench TC31 A3 Ca endar Fufciisher is a professlonal caliber calendar maker that is customizable. CrossCircmt is a 1 or 2 player action’ogc game that calls for fast reflexes and thinking. ASR is a much-needed printer utiSty Pizza Delivery Man is a maze game wnere you deliver pies in your neighborhood Mj'tip'aver is a single program that will let you see IFF pctures brushes or playback IFF sound samples Also includes RAMgauge 3-D vector objects and Hi-Ros IFF brushes of maps and flags of European countries TC25AB: ScreerTplFF capiures your screen to an IFF lilo, PopColbfS lets you change the colors of your Workbench screen. Warggf is a fun shoot em up adventure game for one or two payers. Kgietooscooe is a line drawing program Block busters is a game where you get rid of blocks by puslung matching blocks into them Am demo will show-off your Amigas ability to do sokd-ooiygon animations. Microscope tots you examine memory at any location. Also mcijdes Hi-Res IFF brushes cl all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces nine digitized Sounds and two small disk utilities and printer utility. TC24AB: TabteMaker is a tool for effortlessly buikJing numerical tables Koones is a lun game where you have lo assemble a bug betore the computer beats you to it Hv per Tex: lets you put links in a text file to other text, graphics, sound, animation. Arexx and other applications Iiat Little Black Book is a wonderfully useful tolopbono and address book Cotor Loci: is a MaslerMnd type game Also includes sovoral disk and memory utilities and some animal sound effocts fo top it oil TC23AB: Whereto lets you quickly and painlessly fmd a misplaced Me on your drive Select creates a window from which you can run your favorite programs. MatheMaiyc lets you fmd the day of the week for any date in the century, also tots you enter statistical cata to be analyzed, graphs data, and sotves linear algebra* equations Po-nter List Makd lets you create your own pointers or import pointers from other programs and save them ;n a disk file Dyno-Wars requires more strategy and thought than your regular checker board game Also includes Ml Monster and TrJcn games. 3-D objects, six souno effects and an animation of a pretzel TC22A8: Am via Checkbook is a fast checkbook manager with chock printing ability budget analysis, and a report writer. AmC-vat is a Me encryption.decryption tool to password protect any Me .a must for security WaveSyn tots you des>gn musical instruments and waveforms for use in other programs If also lots you play your key - board I ke a pca.no Cmco is a game where you try !o get five X s in a row before your ooponert ooes AqerCLI lets you change attributes cl your CLI window |width, title, depth, height location, colors) win a single command very useful for scripts. Also includes an animator, by renowned Amiga-artist Lou Markoya, as well as 3-D objects TC21AB: C ~ce s a *risk-styte* game where you battle the computer to take over the planet. Balchman allows you to execute CLI programs, batch fitos and Arexx scripts by simply clicking on a gadget Colors prints color test sheets and assigns RGB values to printer and screen output absolutely invaluable lo achieve the best color printing results Easvme is a poworlul database tor homo or a small business. Sorito TSP13: Tetris Games This disk contains 6 flavors ol the classic game ’Tetris.' Some have artificial intelligence, others a variety of play-styles skill levels.number of players TSP12: ClipArt This disk contains several excellent bitmapped images lor use in Desktop Publishing or similar programs TSP10: Fractals Scenery (picturedI will create realistic fractal landscapes Genesis allows the creation o! Various landscapes with user dolmaWe tovols of complexity Also included ate various Mandelbrot generators, including Tmandol. Mandol- Mountains and FraoGon TSP9: Utilities »1 iconMeistfli an Icon editor with a complete set ol editing painting tools T.iFoxmat a disk formatting program that will format disks that Amga DOS wont Chart Master a graphing tool that allows you to generate anc save different graphs in IFF format Grnph3D lets you visualize complox data in 3-D and save the results. StructGen lets you create gadgets ’ext. Bitmaps and window structures and the program will automagically write the ‘C source code for you LabolVakor is a very easy to use full featured label printer DoublePnnt lasolitales printing of text files on both sides o! Paper TSPB: Clipart Black & White and cotorlul cloait lor a variety ol needs including dosk- top publishing video People, holiday related, school items, scrolls, food, monstors. Fish, lobsters, symbols and lots moro TSP7: 3D Vector Objects *2 Books Early American telephone, barrels, gun. Spaceships. Lamps, trombone, bugle, skateboard, Lego-Rover, remote control, glider and oil plana. All objects in Sculpt tormat TSP6: 3D Vector Objects 1 Lamp, mirror, bod. Chair, fire hydrant, lamp post, street lamp, street sign, trallic light, cannon, cannon supplies, roso. Fork, spoon, knife and plate. All objects in Sculpt format TSP3: Games 1 Crystal Caverns is an navonturo game with randomly generated worlds-you'll never trash the same world Iwicel Dot2Dot is an adaptation of Hie classic 2-player connect-the-dol game PizznDeliveryMan has you running through the streets to gel those pies to your customers IioyBaU is the world's smnllest baseball game Surroimd-Cvctes is a hgh speod arcade game based on the Ight cycle races Irom the Disney movie Tron TSP2: Sounds Animal sounds, musical instruments arid many, many moro 43 sound samples in all' TSP1: Maps ol USA, Canada and Europe Hr-Ros IFF brushes ol at 50 US States. 10 Canadian Provinces and countnes in Europe Each map has a 3D extrusion effect with cast shadow The AmigaWorld ToolChest, a quality line of tow-cost software, presents powertools for your Amiga. By purchasing this software you receive unmatched versatility, usability, and best of all, you support the independent Amiga developer. 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* *Special** Order 15 disks and receive a complimentary copy of Anti-Virus (a $ 20 value) AND pick any 3 disks of your choice! Exclusively serving the Amiga since 1985 Public Domain Library Guarantee - We believe so strongly in our product that we offer a full lifetime, complete satisfaction guarantee. No questions asked. We have been the official Public Domain Library of all the best Arriga magazines. Find out why these magazines choose us! The first two letters on each disk indicate the orientation of the disk: WB general interest * most programs can be run from the workbench. FD games and entertainment. VO are video related programs utilities and DD advanced-requires thorough knowledge of AmigaDOS CLI. Thanks to our extensive arsenal of anti-virus software, ALL of our software is guaranteed virus free' DU maps, spe'ls, disk. Hpali - an FD84: special game FD83: Games! Deluxe PacMan is better than the origional--20+ mazes, ¦power-ups' with ovslandmg graphics ThinkAmania is the classic o! Concentration-with beautifully drawn HiRes images Arcade Series: Contains Croaker and Squample. Two great clones ot the arcace games 'Frogger' arc 'Scramble.' FD82: Intrepid • n the Arct c ice. You control a tank on a mission to rescue nostages in tb s superoiy crafted Amiga origional. FD81: SupcrGames Some ol the best games Donkey Kong is better than the origional with an extra level1 Frantic Freddie and TraiJBlazer are both fast pased arcade games. Mad Bomoer is the classic game ot ’Kaboom' redone with art Amiga ilare. All ot these games are excellent1 FD77: Arcade Series - Gaiaga'92 is a clone ot the arcade game o! The same name with several gamep'ay enhancements-w4h smooooth, sharp graphics, it's oetter than the origional! Pharaohs Curse is a Clone of the origional C54 classic. Diplomacy is a beautifully computerized version of the Avalon Hill board game--conquer or be conquered1 WB122: System Optimizer * Kcommodity ehances your system, gives memory meters, mouse keyboard enhancements, online timers plus many others...too numerous to list! Reorg will optimize hard and fioppy disks tor a big speed increase HDMem will allow you to use up to 2 mogs ot hard drive space for virtual memory1 (Req. 68020-* w MMU) All programs require 2.0*. WB121; ProPage3 Enhancer - This disk contains over 40 'Genies’ lor use with ProPage 3.G. including useful ones like Make Pie Chart and Resize Text to fit Box to name a few. Also includes structured S bitmap clipart for unique borders, a must have lor all Ppage 3 users WB120: Grinder - a complete graphics conversion package that supports GIF's. Jpeg, Atari ST = Neochrome & Degas), PCX Targa, TIFF, HAM E ana IFF format pictures. WB119ABCDE: Font Set This collection contains over too typefaces tor use w in Professional Page 3 0 or PageStream 2 i * These toms will output to any laser printer or dot-matrix printer with no jaggies, thanks to outline font technology Very professional looking typefaces 5 bisk set. Counts as 4. DD33: GnuPlot - This is a command-driven interactive function plotter Creates stunning plofs graphs ot mathematical functions. Requires naro- dnve ana unoacks to over 1.6MB of code data...most impressive1 DD86: The Programmer - Includes GadToolS and REOToolS which will allow you to create your user interfaces and then the program will automatically generate “C' source code or Asserrbiy code-saving you countless hours of work! Requires, and wr ies code tor. AmigaDOS2 04. 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 ruin. Very very habit terming. FD6: GAMES) - This disk is chock full of games including: Chockers, Clue, Gold - A new slide the pieces puzzle. Jeopard - An enhanced version of Risk, RushHour - Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWar - Best described as a cross between Combat-Tanks and asteroids. FD7: Pacman This disk contains severa! Pacman type games including; PacMan87, MazMan and Zomx. FD9: Moria -. This has great graohic controls, multiple spells. Similar to Lam and Hack. Play time several weeks1 FD10: KackLite - A dungeon acventure game. Considered a must-have classic This is the second release ot this game on the Anvga Great graphic interface. Play time several weeks1 FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games - Las Vegas Craps - The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written for any computer Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty-One VideoPokor anc more FD12A.FD128: Star Trek, The Game - This is by far the best Star Trek game ever writter for any computer. It features mouse control, good graphics, digitized sound effects and great gamep'ay. Counts as 2 disks Reg. 1 Mb and two drives (or hd). FD13: Board Games - contains multiplayer Monopoly. Dominoes. Paranoids, and others. Unbeatable Value! DD79abcd: Amiga “C" Tutorial - This is the most comprehensive C language--Amiga oriented- set of tutorials available. Includes full working examples, source code and an incredible set ot lessons. Included are full discussions and examples for Amiga programming. 4 disk sel, counts as 3. WB110: Amiga Beginner You asked for II! This disk contains a complete tutorial for the beginner on using the Amiga. Starts you off at the power-switch and takes you through to the CLI Shel! And all points in between. Bonus! Also included are 16-color icons to replace every icon in your 2.0+ Workbench. New Disks Fun Disks FD14: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games item location, and hints and more, also on this arkanoic breakout type game. Trix - a Oik type clone. FD17: Educational Games - This disk includes several games for the younger members including geography, math, science, and wo d games, also includes Wheel of Fortune FD20: Tactical Games MechForce(3.?2): A game that simulates combat between two or more giant, robot-like machines Simple woids can t begin to give you the leei of piloting a 30 - 40 fool tali, fire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whim. FD26:Arcade Games - Marble_sl:de is a commercial quality gome similar to a Lucas game named PipeDreams. Excellent playability and entertainment. Mutants a small version of the same arcade game. SuperBreakout is a Pong Arkanoids type game FD27: Arcade Games - This disk is loaded with some great games Includes. Raceorama a great racing car game with ten different courses. MiniBiast a helicopter gunship type done, Shark in the same class as froger, and Sbreakout the original breakout with more FD29: Shoot'em up's - WWIt - you're the pilot of a WWH plane Hying through enemy territory, you've jus* oeen spotted, good luck on you mission, SpKiller - try and penetrate enemy tines with this game, and Retaliator - another great game. FD31: Games! - Air Traffic Control - a good ATC simulation. Black Jack Lab • a full featured set of card games. ChessTel • play chess with your Special Product! QT1: The A64 Package - A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. Supports any CPU and is fully compatable with WB1.3 & 2.0. This version includes a special adaplor that will allow you to connect your 34's 1541 disk drive to your parallel port of your Amiga for total emulation. Two disk set, counts as two. Special price $ 49.95 - including hardware. Friend in distant and remote places with this game and a modem, labyrnth - a well dene text adventure game = like an irtfocom game), nnd MouseTrap a 3d maze game, FD32: Flight Simulator An instrument flight simulator tor a DctQ FD33: Arcade Games - Ffreddy a Mario Brothers typo ol game, Gerbils a target practice game. PipeLine a German interpretation ol Pipe Dreams, Iron a light cycles version, and Wetrods a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious twist FD35: Omega (v 1.3) - A new outstancmg dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and moria. This version is considerably faster and better that all previous versions Play lime several weeks FD37A&B:Tactical Games - Empire = 2 2w) This great game comes highly rocommerdeo. With a full graph c front end FD38: Games • Cribbage Master A great enpbage game and tutor. Spaaes - a well cone card came. Ch.meseCheckers - A computer version of this classic, PuZ2 - a slide piece puzzle came and construction set FD39A&B: Star Trek, The New Generation - Th-$ is a, complete y different version of Star Trek than that founc on FD12. Th s one was created by the German author Tobias Now witn English instructions Excellent"1 Counts as two disks Requires 512k FD44: Game Mechfight is ar out of this world rote playing adventure compaiable to hack and moria The setting, interplanetary colonies and space stations. In your quest to explore the world, tako time ou! To liberate bad guys of their most valuable possessions, engage m a mortal combat or two against robots and alien (fe forms, pick up a new Amiga 9000 Most ol all, don't forget to stay alive... FD50: Submarine Game - Seaance. One and a half years m the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game. Commercial quality, highly recommended. FD52: Classics Games PetersGuest a well done Mario brothers typo of game, Jymbc a two player missile command clone, and Vslank a tank commander game FD53: Great Arcade On this d.sk is a wonderful implementalion ol (tie ever popular classic arcade game Defender Also contain Air Race a WWII tlyrng ace arcade game, anc Psycobiast new creation idea game. FD57: Arcade Games - Induces 2 truly ccmmercal auality games. MegaBa , an Arkanoid-is-h game, features 5 musical scores, multiple levels and addicting cameptay. Gravity Attack is a psydiadelfic trip through seve al C-fferent worlds each distinctly different. FD59: Game Potpourri - Xenon 111 is an almost exact done of the commercial game of the same name a great shootemup Crossword will take hsts of worcs & automatically generale word-search puzzles for any Epson compatable printer. FD60: Games - In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destroy enemy installations Interferon: a great Dr. Mano done. Enigma: ts it a gameor a puzzle9 FD61: Games - Solitaire: great graphics plays two versions Kiide: an interesting piece of eye candy Extreme Violence, 2 player kill or oekilled game YATC, A Tetris done with Artificai intelligence Genesis: create rea!;stic 3d fractal worlds FDG2: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well dene World War II gunner simulation Requires i megabyte of memo’y FD64: Games - Wizzy's Quest - a 'great' 50 level game with great graphics. Cubus - a 3-dimensiona! Tetris type game (rotate ana move in 3 dimensions)- Huske* Du - Colors and pattern rather than shape in this Tetris-esque gane: 5 screens and 3 levels of difficulty Requires Fat Agnus (1 Meg of Cirp) FD67; Arcade Includes Liamatron a well done Robotron' done Hate is a 'terniic' commercial grade Zaxxon clone with multiple levels worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling a tof FD68: Potpourri - Eternal Rome is a strategic simulation ot the Roman Empire including military, diplomatic, political, economic and social lactors Lord of Hosts is a boarC strategy game for 2 players. In Moonshine, you've got to get the nootch across the state line a great rolling, scrolling driving game! FD69: MindGames - Had enough of shoot em up games9 Relax and let these 21 games exercise your mind instead ot your wrist FD70: SpaceGames - Contains AMIGA ds. >fmallyl an Asteroids game that takes advantage of the Amiga- totally conligurnb'e with great sound and grpahics In Cosmostruction the object ot the game i$ for each Cosmosfrucfion team to acquire (he most points while construction energy ducts between the space station and piareto as. FD71A&B: Star Trek: TNG Trivia Challenge - So you think you know The Next Generation, huh9 Complete with fantastic sampled sounds and digitized images, this game even looks and sounds i ke a genuine Star Trek terminal! VERY thorough and comoiete' Counts as 2 disks. FD72: Sword of the Warlock This is a demo version of a great public domain graphic dungeon adventure game The adventure spans three diskettes and allows two players to go adventuring The game has a 3arcs Tale' feel to it. Three disk set. Counts as 2 Requires 1 meg ol RAM ano 2 f'cppy cnves-HD installable FD73: Arcade Series Intruder Alert1 is a MULTI level Berserk" clone. Features smooth gameplay. Great graphics & digitized sourd f x. FD74; Arcade Series - RmgWar is an Oute* Limits' clone with vectorized graphics. MotherLode is a 'Lode Runner' clone with 50 levels! In BlitzTanks. They're coming at you from all directions" Call m air strikes and use your heavy ai llery to survive1 FD75: Arcade Series • Descender is a done of the classic arcade game Tempest"; complete with vectorized graphics. Tanx is the classic battle of trajectories ana inertia between two tanks incredibly welt done' Search is a maze game unlike any other included is a level editor too (Tanx requires 1 meg chip memory Fat Agnus) FD76: Catacomb is a full graphic dungeon adventure game with beautiful graphics and a very slick Icon mouse driven interface, . Workbench Disks WB4:Telecommumnicalion ¦ This disk contains several excellent pd communicat on programs designed to get you on line quickly and easily. Access ft 42) - A very nice ANSI term program Comm (i 34) - Latest version of One of fhe best public domain communications programs ever made on the Amiga, Handshake (2.12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100 102 22G WB5: Fonts 1- Severa! Fonts (35) for the Amiga also induced are five PageStream fonts.anc ShowFont - a font display program WB6: Fonts c2 - ShowFcnt(A.O) Thus Digram allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 255 characters in a tyocal font. Largo AmrgaDcs system fonts (many up to 56ots), V 87: Clip Art - This disk is loaded with black and while cf p art Art includes, trees, watches, tools, US and State maps, and more WB9: Icons • Truly a multitude ol various types and kinds Also includes iconMiester. IconLab. Ana others great utilities to help generate icons. WB10: Virus Killers ¦ The latest and best VirusX(4 0), Kv|2 l|. And ZeroVirus III. WB11: Business C!erk = 4,0), finally a full featured business accounting PD program tor the small to medium company Includes receivables, payables, end ot month and uch more. WB12: Disk Utilities - This great disk is loaded wilh wonderful utilities for everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorls ol Me manipulation A must have' WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator over 70 different drivers, and if these don't do it, with PqDrvGen you can make your own WB15: Business • Tms disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a pro- ject time management program and financial analysis (stocks). WB16: Business • This d sk conla rs an inventory manager a loan analysis program, a great calendar scheduler, a rolodex program, and penny- wise a good 'Cash Book' accounting for home or office V B18: WordText Processors This disk contains the best editors. Includes.TextPius (v2.2e) a full featured word processor. Dme(vT 35) a great programmers editor with strong macro features.Te»ED(v2 81 an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker WB22: Fonts *3 - Several more great fonts These, like the other font disks work great with Dpaint and WYSIWYG word processors. WB23: Graphics and Plotting - Plot (20b) a three d mens.onal mathematical function plotter Can p et any user cef red function. BezSu-12 ¦ pro duce awesome pictures of objects one could 'urn on a lathe Can also map iff image files onto any surface fhat it can draw Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen ¦ makes a virtual screen anywhere great lor DTP1 WB25:Educationat - On this disk are two orograms that can generate maps ot differing types, World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory ot Relativity. WB25: Disk Utilities 2 - MrBackup. KwickBackup two well done utilities to do harddisk and flopoy disk backups. FheMast ¦ a binary file editor, Labeipnnter • Disk label printer with very powerful features. WB27: Nagel - 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women. WB29: Graphics and Sound This disk has several different Mandelbrot lypo programs for generating stunning graphics. Includes, MandeiMountains - a realistic terrain generator. Fracgen • generated recursive fractals from user input. Mandelbrot and Tmandel two last man delbrot generators, also Mostra - the best IFF display program to date, will display ALL IFF s including Dynamic HAM. And Sound - a great IFF sound player, will play anything. WB33:Circuit Board Design - several terrific routines for the efecbonc enthusiast. Including PC3:ool - a circuit board design tool. Log dab - circuit logic tester, and Mead If 25l a we'l done new release of th-s PD CAD program, row comes with predrawn common circuit components for insertion into schematics WB34: Utilities - Severa well done utilities, some will require moderate knowledge of a CLI or Shell for setup. Chatter Box • this one will play any user defined sound after any event (ie disk insert, mouse click. O>sk removal...). , Artm - Tie Amiga real time monitor, gives you full control of
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- Zip [ DevWare, 12520 Kirkham Court, Suite 1-AW34, Poway, CA 92064 Orders Only Please! (800) 879-0759 Support (619) 679-2825 Fax (619) 679-2887 MBWB46; Clip Art - HignP.es clip ad with the following motifs ¦ embellishments (borders, codads ,...), people, and transportation WB47: Clip Art - H ghRes clip ad with the following motifs - hair, draft ng. Summer, animals and marfood WB48: Clip Art HighRes clip art with the following motifs ¦ Holidays, music, medical, and misc. WB49ABC:Animation Sampler ¦ On this three disk sampler set (counts as two disks) are some cl the best animations that have been created over the last three years. Several examples of 'Movie' type animations some with spectacular raytraced reality (coolroby. Watch, spigot and egg). Also several european style or "Demo" animation with incredible graphics and outstanding electronic music (aknlighr, copersine. Doc. Dps20i0, impact, and tegodemo), These truly show olf the Amiga1 WB50: Animation Seven of the best european style animations O' "Demos", including - scientific 451, subway (a U S entrant, also our favorite), sunride, thrstdemo, tnigbt, waves, and woow. WB53: Graphics Rayt’acing programs generate absolutely stunning realistic looking planes, rockets, buildings ... and surreal images often consisting of highly polished spheres and objects C-Light is the most powerful EASY-TO USE of it s kind we have seen to cate This is eas ly better. And more fu'l featured, than similar commercial programs costing in the hundrecs of dollars Also, sMov.e - a ful! Featured video text ttie' similar to ProVideo. Broaccast Titier. Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more... WB54: Printing - This disk contains several routines to hefD with the chore of printing, includes Gothic ¦ Finally a Banner printer for the PDI PnntStudio -a well implemented all-purpose printer-utility with a very comfortable graphic interface and many advanced features. Lila with ease, print ASCII liles to a PostScript printer, and many more WB55; Application - Xcopylll - a full featured disk copier, make backups ot copy protected disks. RoadRoute • (ind the quickest route from one city to another, highway description included Diary - a diary program like "Dougy Howard M.D". Cal • a calendar orogram, Magman * a database taite'ed to maintain records on articles and publications WB57: Animation - Th s disk has several "Demo" style animations. Including, Blitter, Lolly. Sun5, vertigo, vortex, and xenmorph WB62: Midi Utilities - Several useful midi utilities mciud ng. Programs to transfer to and from several music programs to midi, a midi sysex handier. A midi recorder with timebase. Display mid; info, file sequence p'ay- er. And a few scores WB63: Disk Utilities F3 - Several highly recommended programs to aid in removing dupf cate ties from your hard drive, pedorming fi'e backups. Binary editing, fast formatting, file recovery, d sk track recovery, and forced DISK VALIDATION Of corrupt disks WB6G: Icons 2- Loi s cf neat icons. Also, several wonderful programs that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icons and info structures. WB68:Muslc Utilities • several good utilities for tho Amiga music enthusiast Includes, Noisetracker - a great music creation program. Scnix2MOD ¦ converts sonix to .mod files which then can be used by noisetracker, soundtraker and MED, SpeakerSim - a speaker design tool demo, Wondersound is an additive harmon c instrument design tool with a separate enveiooe design window and f6 relative harmonic strength and phase angle controls WB69: Music - This disk has over 90 minutes of classical and modem electronic music for you Amiga. W07O; Desk Top Pub - Atop - transfer Macintosh screen fonts, Mac cr IBM format AFM metric files, to Amiga screen fonts and Ppage metric files With this program, open the door to the libraries of Adobe and PostScript fonts1 Calendar - month templates in PageStream form Post
• a full featured postscript Me display and print utility. WB75: Music - over 100 instruments files (.inst) and sample sound files = .ss) for your musd programs. WB76; Applications - This disk contains Stichery ¦ a often requested knitting design program, Lotto - a rather compete lottery tracking and prediction utility. SSS - this screen capture program can grab almost any screen including games Today • a personal calendar. Tarol - fortune teller, and Grammar - grammar checker WB79: Home & Business Accounting • Includes Ckbacct - the most complete checkbook accounting program going, LCDCatc - this well done calculator has a very large disqlay and operates from the keyboard or mouse. Mileage master - monitor your automobile mileage with this m leage tog. Grammar - a grammar checker, and Wotldhme - find out what time it is in up to 50 g:cbal cities. WB35: 3D Graphics - This d-sK contains several neat programs 10 use with your 3d modeling raytraang programs 3dFonts - Full vector font se: tor use with 3d programs. FontMaker • make 3d fonts trom any system font. Make3DShape ¦ create 3d shapes from any image, DumprolFF - create 3d animations preserves pallet, and Wodd3d - a demo program ot a front end for use with DKBRender, WB36: Graphics - On this disk are several programs to create stunning graphical images including, Mpath - creates swirling galaxy images. Roses ¦ produce an unlimited number ol variations ol images that a symmetrically similar to a rose, S mGen ¦ display those spectacular images as part of your workbenck screen and RayShade - a very good raytrac mg program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one WB37: Educational • Educational games and puzzles mat cove: math, geography, spelling, and books. Ages 6-15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics - Plotxy is a powerlul full featured plotting package. Used by many col'eces and universities Highly recommended plans - a mcred bly well cone Computer Aided Drattng program, ve'y ful featured Tesseiator - a program tha: he ps generates fantastic looking recursive M.C. Ecshertype pictures WB-tQ: Music • "CD on a disk". 90 minutes of modern music on this we' presented collection. Reqjires 2 drives or HD. WB41: Music MED an incredibly well done, fu l featured music editor Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga Similar to SojndTracker bu: better. Very powerful easy to use program Version
3. 20, which is compatable with WB2.G4 WB43: Business - This disk contains AnalyiiGalc ¦ probably the most powedul spreadsheet program on the Amiga. A full featured spreadsheet with many features expected in a commercial package, Req. 1.2 Memorex blank disks 3 DSDD !0 for $ 7.50 (.75 cents ea) 25 for $ 18.00 (.72 cents ea) 50 for $ 33.50 (.67 cents ea) 100 for $ 62.00 (.62 cents ea) Ni' shipping charge on USA blank disk orders, Canada and Mexico add S. 15 each, other foreign add S.50 each. WB81: Great Applications - DatnEasy a very easy to use. Database program Don t lei the ease of use fool you, this is a very full featured database program including full printer control tor address laPeis and mail merge applications Also includes. TypeTut a good typing tutor, RLC a full featured label printer. Banner, a multi-font banner maker, and Budget a home accounting in a program. Highly recommended. WB82: Animations Four full length, well done 'movie" style animations, Including, Coyote, Juggferll, GhostPool. 8 Mechamx 2 disks, counts as 1 WB83: Computer Art ¦ this disk has some of she best Amiga generated computer art mat we have collected in the past 5 years. V7B88ABC: The Complete Bible A three disk set. With the ent re text of the New Testament and O d Testament-Kmg James version A great utility. Three disk set. Counts as three WB9Q; Rippers, Strippers and Beats For the Amiga music enthusiast, this disk contains many programs designed strip music from your favorite games and programs. Also contains Drums, a very nice drum machine. This disk requires some knowledge of the CLI. WB93: Workbench Extras 2 This disk contains the utilities that Commodore should have shipped with the Amiga: VirusX4.3. Snap. FixDisk (recover corrupt deleted files). Disk Optimizer (floppy a hard), Machill (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accel., macro, doc* utility), GOMF (agurubuslor)and PnntStudio. WB95: Checkbook Accountant 2.1 - This is definitely commercial grade: we've seen many checkbook programs and this is absolutely the best. Full budgeting, transaction recording and report generation. W896: Dupers ¦ Contains Xcopylll & Nib which will backup copy-protected programs FfeeCopy removes copy protection from several programs. And SuperDuper will crank-cut fas! AmigaDOS copies WB98: Business Includes Bbasetl a nice, powerful database: BizCalc a personal or mortgage loan calculator with amortization capabilities. Loop a f OWChad maker. Formrraker - des gn professional lorms on your Epson IQ 2500 compatible printer. WB99: Lifestyles - Includes Agene family tree program that tracks up to 600 people marriages etc. Landscaoe is a CAD program to create gardens landscaoes Loom simulates an S harness loom, experiment with pattern design in an instant feedback environment WB101: Chemesthellcs is a program that displays molecules as a calotte model. This kind of display contains a certain esthetic attitude, even poisonous molecules like nicotine and dioxine look quite nice. WB102: Telecommunications • Contains the programs Ncomrn 2 0 and VT100-29B. Zmodem protocols. Xpfl protocol support, full VT1Q0 emulation. Ncomrn s scrip: language is so powerful it comes with a script file that creates a full-featured BBS system WB103: Music - Contains 12 "great" SoundtracKerMED music MODules.. complete with programmable shuffle player...8 bit audio never sounded so hot1 Two disk set counts as two. WB106: Home Manager • Th.s is a great all-in-one address book with a rt autodialer notepad 'te-do list appointment scheduter home nventory database ana phone number dialer. WB108: OctaMED This breakthrough program doubles your Amiga's sound capabilities from 4 channels to an ear-popping 8 channels' All the renound editing capabilities of MED plus 4 mare channels! If you thought your Amiga sounded good before .you aint heard nuthm' yet' WB109: VerseYVise - Display, search and output The New Testament :o text files Or your printer, WB112: Producfivity Business ¦ Stock Analysis allows automated downloading ol stock daia with full analysis capabilities (requires modem). Su&Store will allow you to log magazines and articles with full search scan print capabilities. WB113: Sid II ¦ Why pay 40 bucks for a directory utility, when this one will do it all plus much more1 A tru'y professionai-caLber program, Sid t was our best, now completely rewritten, Sid 2 will astound you. WB114: Fonts 4 - Contains 36 bitmap system tents WB115: Term - tf you have Am gaDQS 2.04- and a modem, then this is THE orogram for you. Term totally conforms to the User Interface Style Guide for 2.04, has an Arexx pod. And supports all popu'ar file-transfer protocols through XFR libraries We wish all programs were this good WB116: Databases - This is what youVe been waiting for' Contains 5 uniquely specialized diabase programs for tracking: Videotapes, CD's, Magazine Articles, Comic Books and Trading Cards’ WB117: Religion Contains Scripture Mem (aids in memorizing verses and passages) and in Pauls Journey, you are Paul of Tarsus exploring the Mediterranean and preaching just as Paul did Req i MB RAM, DD45: AREXX Programs - This disk contains several useful arexx programs and examples. PopCLia ¦ The latest of a must have utility DD47: Pascal - This disk contains everything needed to program in Pascal Includes. A68k (1.2) 68000 assembler. Blink linking software and PCQ (1 0) a modest Pascal sub set compiler. DD49: C Compiler contains zc(i 01) fully K&R, zcc(1 0) front end. A58k(l .2) assembler. Blink linker. DD50: Arexx 2 - a must have set of tutorials on Arexx and several useful examples and ut.'ities for Arexx development. DD51: Circuit Analysis - Aspice (2.3) A full featured program for electric circuit analysis. DD52: Scientific - Includes Elements - an incredibly well done periodic fable program with source. Scientific plotting - over 600k of Lattice C source routines that can be included in your own programs DD54: Compression - This disk is loaded with all ol tho best (He com press'on programs and aids for the Amiga. Many of the programs can be used by the now user. Includes Arc. Lharc. Lhwarp, Pkax. PowerPacker [Please send me the following disks: Dev Disks j" VVBI05A&B: Workbench 2.0 Extras 2 , I This set contains the programs that should have been included with WB2.0.I I These powerful utilities take full advantage of the many new- capabilities! J that are available in Workbench 2,0. J JtooI Manager - a wonderful utility to add programs to your TOOL mcnu.J jcrcaie a collection of icons on the workbench to easily launch frequently) I used programs...and much more! (See the review in AmigaWorid-May'92)| |Virus Protection - just drop this icon in your WBStartup drawer.! ID eg ruder - gives you tools to try to make nuti-2.l> happy programs work!!
• icon - Enhances Workbench i “Show All" in display over 40 distinct icons j | for different types of files (text, IFF s. source codes, libraries, etc i j jl'oni Editor - Create edit bitmap fonts with full color support!) |Screen Blanker* - aid fractals and splitters and swarming bees' j I Requester Enhancers - no more stale ' Please Insert Volume requesters--1 I these are animated requester* for all of the system's requesters.!
• cPLBlit - speeds up text display* for owners of 68020+ CPU’s. J L JTWODISK SET, COUNTS AS TWO j a must have by all. Zip, Warp, and Zoo. Also IFFcrunch an excellent compression for IFF files. DD55: ARP ¦ On this disk you will find The complete ArpRelS 0 release including the full user docs, the lull Dovetepers guide. ARP is [he official ArmgaDOS Resource Project (ARP) release 1.3. ARP makes many improvements fo AmigaDOS and makes your CLI more powerful. The AmigaWorld "Best-Of11 Set! FD85ABCD: AmigaWorld's Best - These four disks contain the hottest p'd games of '92’ Includes Mother Lode, Moria, Minefield, Pomg, Intruder Alert. Deluxe PacMan, Rocky and Super Artillery (see Dec. '92 AmigaWorld) Four disk set. Counts as three. DD57: Advanced Utilities - Msh - like Cross-cos cop es tiles :o and Irom MS-DOS, Pai-NTSC • corvert any pal program to NTSC and vice versa. Also several boasts for your startup-sequence. Plus 25 more programs. DD62: Basic and Xschemc - Cursor - a full featured Amiga Basic compiler, sbasic and (text - several wonderful routines to help in basic pro gramers. And Xscheme • an interpreted object oriented languago. DD66: Programming ToolBox Many programs :o help in your develop ment efforts (most for C some ‘or basic) Includes programs to generate requesters, an incredible spritemaker toolbox, to greatly aio compil-ng. Convert Dpaint brushes to C structures, a great library manager, and many more wonderful time savers! DDS9:Advanced Utilities - SerNe: and ParNei - Correct two Amiga's and Share resources, MemMorvtor • Similar to Wfrag but greatly improved. Selector - put menus on your workbench screen, and more. DD71ASB:C Compiler This Cisk contains DICE, Matthew Dillon s lull featured, powerful C compiler and environment sysfem. 2 Disks, counts as 2 DD77; Fortran - Contains a lull featured Fodran77 development system Also contains EzAsm a strongly macro dependent 68000 assembler. DD82; Unix - Contains a wording demo of Mmix - a Unix workakke. Mimx is system call compatable with V7 of Unix. DD83: IBM ¦ Not one, but TWO IBM emulators that wil allow the running of MS-DOS software with Amiga programs1!! Comes complete with programs to turn your Amiga floppy drives into 720K IBM compatable drives. DD85: AnalytiRIM - Tis incredible program is a combination of a powerful spreadsheet and a Relational Information Manager (database). Nol for the faint ol heart, this is a heavy duty package' Req. 1 MB RAM Video-Related Disks V09: 24-Bit - Contains Rend2i which allows you to proof Toaster-generated 24-bit animations. Also contains utils to convert IFF's to IBM VGA. Windows readable format. Also contains latest release of JPEG- IFF converter V01: Graphics ¦ Picbase will let you view and track ALL of your IFF pictures over all ol those floppies Freepamt is a Deluxe Paint workalike Agraph is a powerful utility lo produce snazzy graphs V03: Image Utils lot VideoToolsOnTap let you tap into the video power ol your Amiga for lades, color and greybars as well as a plethora of other indespensabie video functions. TqreGen will do professional crawling titles. JPEG converts JPEG > IFF with amazing compression. ImageLab performs special effects on IFFs. V05: Modelling - Vertex allows you lo create 3-D objects without using the abstract X, Y and Z views. Loads Sculpt-SD D. Turbo Silver. Imagine. LightWave. GEO and Wavefront formats. MagicTween will metamorphasize any two pictures by automatically animate the 'in- between' frames V06: Modelling Objects Contains 20 vector objects in imagine format These are perfect for use with V05 or your favorite 3D modelling pro gram. Includes Amiga 3000, space station & many more! V07: StarTrek Objects • Contains the USS Reliant, NCC-1701D (the Enterprise from Star Trek:TNG) and a Ferengi Marauder sh p. Also contains a fully detailec Porsche 91 f and Apache Attack Helicopter. Imagine forma'. V08: CompuGraphic Fonts - Contains 2 ciipad-style fonts and 4 actual typefaces for use with WB2.04 and it's Fountain utility. Great for desktop publishing and or video projects Dealer inquiries and submissions welcome. Fatal disks Circle 14 on Reader Service card Index to 1992 Articles and Reviews Editor's note: Individual entries in this index are presented alphabetically under two major headings; Articles Columns and Reviews. Articles Columns are organized alphabetically under the following subject categories:
• Cross-Platform Compatibility
• Desktop Publishing
• Games
• Graphics Animation
• Hardware: Systems Expansion Peripherals • Productivity Business
• Multimedia Authoring Systems • Profiles O r ° Music Sound • Programming
• Operating System Workbench • Telecommunications Networking
• Printers Printing * Video ARTICLES COLUMNS CD ROM CDTV TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE 0 Say Can You CD? Wallace Barney Jul 24 Plunging Into CD-ROM Foust Mar 49 The Charge of the CD Brigade Foust Aug 35 CROSS-PLATFORM COMPATIBILITY TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE DTP-ing with the Enemy? Sama May 37 DESKTOP PUBLISHING TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Publish With Panache Osaka Nov 43 GAMES TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Britannia Rules the Games! Olafson Dec 30 The 1992 Top Ten Olafson Dec 110 GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE 3-Dimensionally Yours Carmichael Dec 49 3-D Keys to Animation Design Blaize Dec 45 Accent on Graphics Hagen Brushmorphing with Dpaint IV Jan 78 Gradient-Fiil with Dpaint IV Feb 60 Amiga-Mac Image Swapping Mar 54 DCTV Paint Techniques Apr 54 Animating Celestial Objects May 48 Dpaint IV "Light Table" Animation Jun 52 Painting Landscape Rendering Techniques Jul 48 Creating Batik Patterns Aug 52 Creating Woodcut-Print Effects Sep 44 Creating Presentation Backgrounds Oct 52 Creating Textures Nov 58 Creating "Virtual Portraits" Dec 120 Amiga Image-Making (2-D Graphics] Fitzpatrick Feb 30 Amiga Output as Art Hagen May 28 Amiga "Talkies": Syncing Sound with Animation Brawn SI 58 Animation LIVE! (Rotoscoping) Hamm Nov 52 zategories of Hardware, Software, and Games. Md Animation Special Issue. Art in an Instant (Clip Art, etc.] Williams Jul 30 Brave New Worlds of Color (Enhanced Display Devices) Leemon SI 78 Buyer's Guide to Video and Animation Utilities Sands Williams SI 113 Claymation Excitation Hamm Dec 39 Coats of Many Colors (Paint Programs) Williams SI 89 Digital Test Tube lovine Oct 39 Fundamentals of the Game (Animation Basics) Segal SI 50 Great Graphics, Godzilla, It's Dpaint IV! Brawn Feb 24 Landscaping in Cyberspace Hagen Feb 41 "Mapping" New Worlds Markoya Feb 50 Morphing Madness Swain Oct 26 Moving in 3 Dimensions (3-D Animation Programs) Sep 20 Piece Negotiations (Image-Composrting) Blaize Nov 35 Shortcuts to Success Grime SI 65 References and Resources Blaize SI 119 Reflection-Mapping Magic Wilson SI 69 The 2D-3D Punch Mills Sep 33 The Painter's Guide to Structured Drawing Sama Feb 35 The Way of 3-D (Glossary) Markoya SI 106 Walking in Cycles Hamm SI 55 HARDWARE: SYSTEMS EXPANSION PERIPHERALS TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE A500 Expansion: The "Inside” Story Walsh Jun 26 "Big 3" Upgrades I: RAM Expanders Leemon Jun 31 "Big 3" Upgrades II: Accelerators Leemon Jul 37 "Big 3" Upgrades III: Hard Drives Leemon Aug 43 Formula '40 Speed Trials Leemon Wallace Jan 52 Screen Tests (Monitors) Laflamme Jun 39 Small Talk: The New Amiga 600 Barney Oct 44 The Amiga 4000 Wallace Nov 30 The Computer Wizard's Primer Leemon Mar 43 The Power of One SIDELINE SOFTWARE orders 1-800-888-9273 only 840 N.W. 57th Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Need Info? Call (305) 491-9519 MULTIPACKS (Single-Floppy Systems) Hays Sep 37 The Ultimate Amiga Wallace Aug 25 MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING SYSTEMS TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE "Directing” a New Script Hagen Mar 37 The Production Line Edgar Mar 29 Touch...and Go! (MM Software) Williams Mar 24 MUSIC SOUND TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Anatomy of a MIDI Studio Quinzi Apr 37 Be Bach in a Moment? (Music for Nonmusicians) Hanish Apr 31 "Sampling" the Future of Sound Lindstrom Apr 26 OPERATING SYSTEM WORKBENCH TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE A Brand-New Bench 1 (2.0) Leemon Apr 46 A Brand-New Bench II (2.0) Leemon May 42 Digging into DOS 1 (2.0) Leemon Nov 47 Digging into DOS 2 (2.0) Leemon Dec 43 PRINTERS PRINTING TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Dusting for "Prints" Johnson May 33 Pump Up Your Output Kevelson Jan 47 PRODUCTIVITY BUSINESS TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE AW Experts' Choice Awards Jan 28 Getting Your Ducks in a Row (Database Tips) Lovhaug Jan 45 Investment Software Ludwick Jul 46 Prepare to Meet Thy Auditor Ludwick Feb 55 PROFILES TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Everrett Burrell Jarvela SI 36 "Clarissa" (Derek Grime) Barney SI 68 Kelly Day Barney SI 63 Stephen Menzies Gefvert Sep 32 "Nick Arcade" Wallace SI 16 Tim Wilson Barney Sullivan SI 128 PROGRAMMING . TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Know Your Rights Giguere Nov 39 Math Spoken Here Weinstein Aug 29 The Arexx Interview Stockton Dec 55 TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKING TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Dialing for (Less) Dollars Walsh Jan 39 VIDEO TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Basic Videographics Hurteau SI 17 Blueprint for Successful Video Hedlund Oct 32 Buyer's Guide to Video and Animation Utilities Sands Williams SI 113 Cue the Credits (Titling Programs) Blaize SI 103 Digital Splice (Edit Controllers) Strickland SI 85 Frames of Reference (Time Code) Strickland SI 27 Learning Your Edit A B and Cs Nealy SI 22 ? 4-D Spans Boxing 4-D Sports Driving Advanced Destroyer Simulator Alpha Waves Continuum Altered Beast Amazing Spiderman Archipelagos Arkonoid 2 Armada Atomic Aobo Kid Austeriitr Bailgame Balnstyx Barbarian 2 (Psygnosrs) Bard's Tale 3 Bat Batman The Movie Battle Chess Battle Command Battle Hawks 1542 Battleship Bionic Commando Blades at Steel Blasteroids Blockout Bloodmoney Blood wych Blue Max Borobodur Borodino Brat Bravo Romeo Delta Bubble Bobble Burger Man (burger time} Cadaver California Games Captive Cardiax Carthage (Psygnosrs) Centurion, Defender of Rome Challenge Golf Championship Run Chips Challenge Chuck Yeager2.0 Cisco Heat Conflict In Europe Conqueror Countdown to Doomsday (SSI) Crackdown Craps Academy Cyberblast D Generation Darkman Dark Spyre Das Boot Days Of Thunder Deadline (Inlocom) Death Brirger Defender2 (Stirgatc) DeLuxe Productions Dig Duq Disc Tron Double Dragon 2 Double Dribble Dragon Breed Dragons of Flame (SSI) Dragon Wars (interplay) E-SWAT Enchanter (Irifocom) F-16 Combat Pilot F-16 Fighting Falcon Fast Break Final Blow Boxing Fire And Brimstone Flames of Freedom (Midwinter 2) Flight Of The Intruder Fimtstones Fool's Errand Future Basketball Future Wars (Interplay) Gauntlet 2 Games Summer Edition Germ Crazy Gettysburg Ghouls and Ghosts Gold of the Aztecs Gold Runner 2 Golden Axe Guns hip Heart ot the Dragon Hollywood Poker Hudson Hav>1 Hunt ForHed October (Arcade) Hunter Imperium Impossible Mission 2 Indiana Jones Graphic Adventure Infestation International Ice Hockey Iron Lord It Came From The Desert It Came From The Desert 2 Ivanhoe Jack Nicholas Greatest 18 James Bond: Stealth Atlair James Pond Jupiter Master Drive Keet The Thief Khalaan Kid Gloves Killing Cloud Killing Game Show (Psyg) King s Bounty_ SHIPPING (UPS Ground) For up to 3 pieces, by payment: Mastercard & Visa $ 5-00 • C.O.D, (Cash Only) $ 10.00 Next day & second day air available! 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Time for Amiga Fever It was interesting to see in Time magazine s special issue on ’‘Beyond die Year 2000: What to expect in the New Millennium" that the only computer pictured in the magazine outside of the advertisements all the ads were by IBM, the issue’s sole advertiser was the Amiga. Science-fiction master Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, was pictured at his home in Sri Lanka beside an Amiga with an image ol Mars on its screen. Even better, there was an "Amiga Fever” sticker visible in the photo on the window behind Clarke and the Amiga monitor. Lars-Erik Olson Avenel, New]ersey Is My A3000 an Edsel? I bought an A30OO in the summer of 1990 because I thought it was the upcoming tiling. Now, few ads in A If ever mention the 3000. Do 1 have an oddball computer? Can 1 expect more support and software? John Weissman Orange, California Positive Upgrade Gold Disk, ASDG and RCS (Fusion Forty) are the only Amiga companies Eve come across who, in operating a positive upgrade policy of contacting customers about upgrades, demonstrate the value of sending in a product registration card. Thanks, folks. I also want to compliment Gold Disk for their prompt, courteous service: When I upgraded Professional Page and Professional Draw, the packages got lost in the Canadian postal service. One quick phone call to Gold Disk brought replacements immediately, free of charge. Keith Hunter A berdee nsh i re, Seal I a nd And Now, a Word From Our...Guru Saturday morning, sleeping in. As I slowly awake, 1 turn on the TV with the remote. I stop at the Preview channel, and I see incomprehensible numbers... a red border...it’s a Guru message! In my sleepy stupor 1 struggle in bewilderment to separate dream from reality: A Guru message on television? Did I leave my computer on? Is it cross- talking with my TV? Did an Amiga take over the broadcasting system (or the world) and then...crash? (I read science fiction.) Is someone playing a joke on me? Am I on...Candid Camera? A (iuru message on television? Die! An Amiga take over the broadcasting system (or the world) and then...crash? .A waking reality brings the world into focus, I realize that the Preview channel's display must have been generated on an Amiga, and that someone there must have mistakenly taped a Guru message and played it over the cable. Or. Maybe it was an inside joke for Amiga owners. Anyway, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. John Hobbs Fresno, California The Great 4000 Hope As a professional niodel-builder for the French industry of railway transport, I wanted a computer that had great potential for CAD applications and was priced reasonably. I took a chance on the A2000. 1 then watched the Amiga become specialized on the low end in games and on the high end in video and 3-D. 1 have struggled to build my work around the Amiga, but the lack of professional software has dampened my enthusiasm. Support from Commodore has been nil in France: it depends solely on the passion and concern of dealers. I keep my confidence, though, in what I consider the best computer in the world, and with the arrival of the A4000. 1 hope for more support? For professionals, and a development ol the market of professional Amiga software. Guy Jourdan Montelimar,; France IBM XT-on-a-Disk I know you will eventually review CrossPC, but 1 thought you might be interested in a reader’s opinion ol it. 1 use an IBM clone at work and had considered dumping my Amiga for a clone so I could take work home. Since I bought CrossPC, however, such thoughts have disappeared. CrossPC is serious software: It’s a stable, multitasking, software-based IBM XT'clone. I created a partition on my A3000 bard drive for CrossPC and use it for DOS and the PC word processor I use at work. I can start projects at home and complete them at work, or vice-versa, without any compatibility problems. I've found CrossPC more stable than the clone I use at the office. The only down side is CrossPC’s speed. With my 25-megahertz 68030, it is just acceptable. On die other band, I have yet to see a PC clone advertised for $ 40. Which is the retail price of CrossPC! Jeffrey T. Powell West Covina, California Great minds do think alike: See our review of CrossDOS 5.0 Plus CrossPC on page 78 in this issue's Review section. Eds. ¦ if gVrj jJk c £irj jMsr.wiSnS soma pfsgm _iJ _ . '.Voft-ri.-’i: i 70430 5550 6756 1130 364 10024 117253 340 454 12520 454 68330 510 524 455 2354 454 927 ftlien.HAM bro-m sn«3 circle. Stid CLI disk info DiskCopy Dorotfw 11 bn FixFoots FixFonts info Format Format info Fountain Fountain info HoF asrflcm MoFastMan info RexxWast RexxHast.info Shell info m (Wkm uadtbU, INOVAtronics m ? Inovolron:cs, Inc Suite 209B, 8499 Greenville Avo, Dellas, loxos 75231 USA flione 214-340-4991 FAX 214-340-8514 Inovotronics, GmbH b Heidkamp 11 W-5000 Cologne 91 Germany Phone +49 221875126 FAX +49-221870474 Digital Video Eflecls Real-lime digital video effects on lire video. Prow flip. Spin and tumble to high-end warping effects. 9 essential tools you need it you'r using your Amiga TOASTER 35ns Character Generator Scroll, crawl and key professional-quality titles over live video and still images or warp. Peel, and spin titles with digital effects. . For video or nnnFiFoiHEi E~IZ EJUyi BiJESLiil ffloarflrac’ PS1PSB5E9E3 nnnoEEE kdti jJODUEJEE WM I'm B3 jJEJOCSGEC ! Vc;o;Oitii» re jtiLim nun wo r»n .ijmr * CEP -O 4 loput Production Switcher Perform cuts, fades and wipes between 4 video inputs and 3 internal sources. Note includes amazing new transitions such as fire, liquid and breaking glass. Complete systems starting at $ -1595 Outside North America call 612-832-1662. Demo also available on S- VHS, Hi8.3 4', Mil. Betacam. 1", LaserDisc and D2 at nomnalcost Next-day delivery available. Price and specificaiions subject to charge Video Toaster, lightwave 3D and ToasterPasnt are trademarks of Newtek, Inc © NewTek. Inc 1992 Circle 37 on'fleader Service card Luminance Key Metre than just simple weatherman over a map. Toaster keying does luminance fade transitions and even key- based digital trails. 24-btt Broadcast Paint Create 16 million color images with powerful tools for drawing, tinting, blending, colorizing and warping images. Color Processing Re-color live video or alter brightness and contrast. 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