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Add up to 7 devices to your Amiga 4000 and smile. The 4098 is equipped with a full 32-hit SCSI2FAST interface providing up to an incredible 10Mb per second transfer speed. Eight 32-bit, standard 72-pm SIMM slots provide for up to an amazing 256Mb of very fast RAM...NOW! A2000 users or those looking lor the most economical SCSI solution will find room for up to 8Mb of 16-bit memory on our 400S card. CIRCLE 33 ON READER SERVICE CARD IV-24 -A4000, The Ultimate Genlock This is what you have been searching for in a professional duality genlock for your Amiga 4000. This integrated hardware design provides the crispest, cleanest gcnlocked video on the Amiga desktop. With options tor RGB. Composite, SVHS, Betacam and M-ll compatible inputs 6c outputs as well as a 24-bit, 16.7 million color trame-bultcr and real-time framegrabber digitizer, this is the Amiga genlock every professional needs. CAT’s acclaimed ImageFX software as well as the powerful EGS SpectraPaint, now included, complete this picture as the Ultimate Genlock. .An enhancement package including the professional Component Transcoder ,CT1 is available separately! CIRCLE 20 ON READER SERVICE CARD .... TBCPIus ' This professional quality [CC1R- 6011, all digital timc-basc-correcior (TBC) uses jSJfo DSS8+ “ Clearly Superior! This is the quietest, most professional and attractive digital sound sampler yet made. Assembled of high-impact clear polycarbonate, this is the sound sampler to own for the Amiga. The versatile Digital Sound Studio software includes a multifaceted program for sampling, editing, song composition, stereo sound playback as well as creation of .MOD format songs. New DSS 3.0 software now supports dire-ct- to disk ,hard disk!) Recording and playback, New real-time effects and powerful playback and editing features as well as an even more versatile and powerful interface. CIRCLE 53 ON READER SERVICE CARD PhDNEPaK' PhonePak VFX “ 2.0 If you are calling for VoiceMail Press 1, if you would like to send a Fax. Press 2. If you would like to have this automated, scheduled time date stamped and call you when you have new mail, get PhonePak VFX 2.0 today! Fully integrated, allowing unlimited mailboxes and private fax receiving. Send faxes from any program that prints. Call in remotely and retrieve faxes sent earlier. Plain paper or paperless faxing. Call routing with Cen:rex PBX support, and more!

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Amiga World Vol 10 02 1994 Feb

Document sans nom REVIEWS! CanDo 2.5, MovieMaker, DeluxeMusic 2.0 ... More! February 1994 USA. $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.95 UK £2.95 THEAGA ADVANTAGE Plus! ? AmigaGuide Hypermedia ? Cup Art Tips ? DTP Goes “Head-2-Head An IDG Communications Publication Look, Ma, No Cords! A New Drawing LSI Tablets Get A Job! A d e m ° Reels Expansion Drive System Word Processor the Amiga P Final Writer is designed for ,) people who need high Ml ... qualify personal and business documents. If combines advanced word ijiing features with state-of- ping technology. Final Writer r letters, memos, simple news- anuals, fliers, school nts, invitations, etc. a| Writer your docu- Ms Mff&a A O&tjVKf WOO M sen Owe West Caster, PA IP3&7 HI look more polished Wional than ever he- Inc. Is a full-sen'ice company offering a c iUy trained professional birds. Our birds a ing computer programming, technical sum mentation writing. J f
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Image FX is east-to-use ir. Every respect. It supports image file formats in use on nearly any platform From Macs to SGI machines.lt has built in virtual memory for all Amigas, no more 'out-of-mcmory' problems! ImageFX even incorporates an on-line help system! ImageFX includes EVERYTHING you need in one low cost package: 24-bit painting, scanner modules, image format conversion, and much more! Recommended by Video Toaster User and in use at Warner Bros. .Animation ...ImageFX is the one to have! Get the tool the professionals use and recommend! CIRCLE 1B DN READER SERVICE CARD ho. Logge cos ir G-LOCk* Bring live video, audio and Amiga graphics together and do it on any Amiga! Get connected with the world of video with our built-in transcoder to convert input video to composite, Y C. RGB or YUV outputs! Full support for AG A systems as well as the 'classic1 Amiga 500,2000 and 3000. Acclaimed interface controls make this easy to use and simple to control. Scala ‘ users can purchase an EX module from Scala distributors. With C,-Lock's included dual-input audio panel it's simply the best choice for every personal Amiga owner. CIRCLE 25 ON READER SERVICE CARD USA EGS 23i'2-1 Spectrum. Performance Series II. Image FX, G-Lock, IV-24, G-Force 040-40. G-Force 040-33. 4098 SCSI2FAST. IoExtender. PhonePak VFX. Anti DSS3- are Irademarks ol Great Valley Products, Inc All other trademarks arc the property of their respective o.vners ONTENTS VOLUME 10, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1994 AW’s Guide to AGA Products ... 2 4 Help Key .86 Tough questions, straight answers when it comes to the glilches, gremlins, and gums that give your system ills. The Last Word ..96 .Air it out right here on the readers’ page. REVIEWS MONTAGE (Inno Vision Technologies) .....10 While almost any productivity program or peripheral will work on an AGA machine, which ones actually lake advantage of AGA Features? Check our this special buyer's guide to some 100 Amiga products designed with A4000 and A1200 users in mind. ARTICLES Digital Drawing Power By Paulo de Andrade ..8-1 Responsive and accurate, lightweight in design, and spoi ling an array of easy-to- use accessories today’s electronic digitizing tablets offer unprecedented drawing and painting capabilities. Head2Head: Pro Page vs. PageStream By Denny Atkin 39 dll "s' brand-new feature [jilting leading applications software in one-on-one comparisons continues this month. Spotlighting the desktop-publishing arena this time, it takes on two market heavyweights to find out which best provides the publishing punch you’re looking for. Linking Up with AmigaGuide By Mark R. Brown 43 I his little-known Workbench feature lets you add hypermedia links to your applications, and thus provide instant access to a wealth of help screens and reference files. Get in on the act with this hands-on tutorial COLUMNS Editor’s Drawer By Dennis Brisson ..4 I he editor shares some interesting results from our latest subscriber suivey. Find out how your opinions compare with those of your fellow readers. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...48 Using a neat technique called autotracing. Joel shows you how to create your own library of structured clip ail- all for a minimal investment of time and money. Owners of AGA systems and others who've been thinking about upgrading have been asking us one very significant question lately: Is there enough Amiga software and hardware out there that really takes advantage of special AGA features to make having such a machine worthwhile? A good deal of research went into our answer and you'll find the results in the special guide beginning on p, 21, Video Suite By Geoffrey Williams .....70 If you're a video enthusiast looking to get ahead, here’s some sure-fire advice on how to produce a professional-looking demo reel that will help you get both feet in a client's door. DEPARTMENTS Overscan .....6 Information on the latest trade shows, products, Amiga newsmakers, and network uploads you'll find it all here each and every month. List of Advertisers ....74 AW Product Information ..92 To contact the vendors of products mentioned in this issue oiAmiga World, consult our all-in-one "Manufacturers’ Distributors' Addresses" list. Many new features in this update of the popular authoring program. PEGGER (Heifner Communications) .....15 Invaluable [PFG-compression utility. MovieMaker avs) 18 Nonlinear animation- and sound-editing system with player. DeluxeMusic 2.0 (Electronic Arts) ..19 Ihe long-awaited revamping ol an .Amiga software classic. (JAMES By Peter Olafson Frontier (Gameteh uk> ....78 Fantastic sequel to the legendary Elite space trading game. Combat Air Patrol (Psygnosis) ,.80 Rich, finely detailed GulfWar flight- si initiation game. Short Takes .80 Capsule reviews ol new Amiga games, lliis month: FIT Challenge. Nippon Safes Inc., Overdrive, 1 lumans II: The Jurassic Levels, A320 Airbus, Bob’s Bad Day, and One Step Beyond. AGA Games ..88 Brief reviews ol games specially designed or adapted for die A4000, A1200, or CD32. Tliis month we’ve got James Pond 11: Robocod, D Generation. Overkill, and Diggers. EDITOR’S DRAWER Reader surveys provide information that can make even the most prophetically challenged editor appear downright insightful. Who Reads A mica World ? Sometimes publishing a magazine requires the prognosti cation prowess of a soothsayer to keep up with the latest trends and applications. The trick is to anticipate and predict changes in the market with a fair degree of accuracy. AmigaWorhl relies on time-tested, conventional methods, and that’s where you, the reader, come in. We don’t need an oracle to tell us that the best source of ideas and impressions about the Amiga market is our readership. Keeping an open ear to what you are saying, how von react to new announcements, what you are buying. And how you’re using your systems is critical in understanding and serving the market. Since meeting the needs of our readers is AmigaWot id s raison d'etre, it makes sense to monitor your opinions and comments. A W keeps in touch by attending computer shows, and through correspondence and phone calls. But perhaps the most revealing means of communication with our readers is through our annual subscriber survey, which solicits feedbac k regarding computer use, buying intentions, application preferences, and the magazine. While the most recent survey confirmed many of our assumptions, it also gave us new insights: Amiga 2000 and 500 users currently constitute the majority of AW readers. Commodore s AGA machines, have a ways to go before they surpass this installed base. More than 45% of those surveyed plan to buy a computer in the next year: the A4000 is the system of choice. One of the attractions of the Amiga has always been its expansion possibilities, and this is a top priority amoiiL readers. RAM, hard drives, and, eventually, CD-ROM drives are the most popular Amiga add-ons. Gaming and entertainment ranks as the top personal application among AW readers. And while the Amiga has led the way in videographics, its power is also suited for such high-interest applications as word processing, animation graphics, desktop publishing, and music sound. -Amiga World readers expressed much interest in learning more about programming, specifically Arexx and C. 1 .Telecommunications is another topic of interest, with about 80% of the readership involved in on-line activities. AIV readers are experienced users with broad-based personal computing interests, and have invested much lime and money in their systems. 1 hey cite tfie Amiga s multitasking, high-quality graphics, and sound capability all for a reasonable price as the main reason for their steadfast commitment to the market. Amign 11 i rbt iISS 0883-2390) is an imleijemltmt journal not connected with Commodote Business Machines. Inc. Amiga It orM is published monthly by Tec h Media Publishing. Inc.. an IDG Ccmijiarn. 80 Elm St.. Pcler toroi gb. Ml 03-158. 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557. 97. Lun years: S83.97. three years; Canada. $ 11.07 (iiic niles GST), and Mexico $ 38.07. Foreign Surface $ 19.97. Foreign .Airmail $ 8-1.97. I S funds drawn on I S' bank. Prepayment is required on all foreign subscriptions. All foreign rales are one-y ear only. Second-* ass postage paid ai Peterborough, Ml. And al additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-921-0100. On-line on BIX: Amiga.World (in Amiga.exchange); CompuServe: 76376,2137; Portal: Go Amiga - World. Fmire contents copyright 1003 by Tech Media Publishing. Inc. No part of this publication may he printed or otheruise reproduced without written permission limn the publisher Postmaster: Send address changes m Amiga! VnrM, Snhst option Services. PO Box ->93. .Ml. Morns. II. 61H i 1-7901. Nationally distrihtttcil by K.ihle Vi-us f o.. ImignWnrld makes every ellort tn ensure the accuracy of articles. Listings, and diagrams published in the maga ine. AMIGA- HW assumes no responsibility tor damages due to errors or omissions. PK .N IT.I) I IIIE I S. . Posted under Canadian lntein.itimi.il Publication agreement 257478. If there are areas you are particularly interested in, drop us a line. With continued reader assistance, Amiga- World will publish the material you need. AmigaWorld Da le Strang, Publisher Dennis Brisson, Editor-in-Chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor Barbara Gcfi'crt, Senior Editor Tim Walsh, Senior Editor Reviews Ann Record, Assistant Editor Peter Olafson, Games Editor Joel Hagen, Contributing Editor Howard G. Happ. Art Director Laura Johnson, Assistant Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer Alana Korda, Manufacturing Manager Michael McGoldrick, Advertising Director Barbara Hoy. Sates Representative Heather Gurnard, Sales Representative Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator Advertising: 1-800-441-4403; I-603-924-0100 FAX: 1-603-924-4066 Giorgio Saluti, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sates 533 Airport Blvd., Fourth Floor. Burlingame, CA 94010 1-415-375-7018: FAX: 1-415-375-7019 Wen die Haines Macro, Marketing Director Mary McColc, Promotion Coordinator Lisa Jail let, Desktop Publishing Manager Johanna Rivard, Circulation Promotion Manager Dcbhic Bourgaulti Circulation Fulfillment Manager Subscription Sendees: 1-800-827-0877 or 1-815-734-1109 Tech Media Publishing Dale Strang, President William M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales & Collections Kemco Publishers Services, Newsstand Circulation 9 IDG INTERNATIONAL DATA CROUP 4 February 1994 The Color Printer You've Been Waiting For Since You Bought Your First Amiga®! The wait is over for low-cost, high-quality color printing. Introducing the Primera' Color Printer. For only S995.00*, you can now print spectacular full- color animations, 3-D renderings, video captures, and color photographs. Print on plain laser paper, transparencies - even T-shirt transfer sheets! Use Primera with your favorite programs like Brilliance", Art Department Professional5, OpalVision", Video Toaster", ImageFX", PageStreamv and nearly all other Amiga software that uses the Amiga Preferences driver. Primera is the perfect color printer for every Amiga user. Why wait any longer for brilliant, full-page color? Call today for more information and a free sample print. Works with all Amiga computers Version 1.3 (or higher)
• Printer drivers also available for Windows 3.1" and Macintosh1 Thermal transfer print quality For only $ 249.95% turn your Primera into an advanced dve sublimation color printer! Produce true continuous-tone, photo-quality images. ELECTRONICS. INCORPORATED 7901 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344 U.S.A. 1-800-327-4622 612-941-9470 FAX: 612-941-7836 OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks Getting Better All the Time One look at this month’s updated software and hardware is proof of Darwin’s theory of evolution. The latest breed of updates offer welcome additions to the old stock. Quarterback 6.0 ($ 99.95, Central Coast Software New Horizons), the harddisk back-up utility, claims faster software-based compression. New to the software is Schedule Pro, a program that allows you to schedule and automatically execute a Quarterback backup or any Amiga DOS or Arexx script. Quarterback 6.0 can back up a large hard disk across multiple tapes; it supports hard- ware-based DDS compression, fast searching, and quick erasing of tapes. The update costs S30 for owners of version 5.0 and $ 40 for earlier versions. (RS 131.) Invoice It! 1.1, the invoicing software package from Legendary Design Technologies (RS 132), now lets you print professional-looking statements. Simply enter the pertinent information into the Graphic Content The 3D Objects Collection for Imagine ($ 24.95, Kinetic Designs) contains over 120 public-domain and shareware objects in more than 20 categories (such as spacecraft, aircraft, and vehicles) for use with Imagine 2.0 or later. The 12-disk collection also features tutorials, utilities, and hints for using Imagine. (RS 124.) You can make your video titling picture- postcard perfect with Nexus Pro background picture sets (each $ 29.99) from Videoworld (RS 125). The AGA-compatible IFF backgrounds are available in various subjects, including travel (which features famous landmarks), and weddings (with parchment, scrolls, flowers, and so forth). Dinosaurs may have been extinct for millions of years, but they are alive and kicking sample database fields and you can print out billing documents for your clients. Other enhancements include improved calculator functions that allow you to cut and paste values to the invoice, and a search option that lets you locate values as well as text. Owners of 1.0 can upgrade for S7.50 (free if purchased after November). Xetec’s Cdx software package now features an updated collection ol the Fred Fish library on CD-ROM. With 650+ megabytes, Fish & More III contains the most recent versions of freely J distributable programs on Fred Fish disks 1-910. Current owners can purchase the disc for $ 25. (RS 133.) Music-X 2.0 ($ 199.95, Hollyware Entertainment), the MIDI-compatible sequencer program, now supports more than a dozen additional MIDI commands. New modules are DeFlam, which removes the grace notes and finger crushes that occur in recording; RexxEdit, which lets you custom design in the Jurassic Collection for LightWave 3.0 from Dimension Technologies. The collection contains four detailed dinosaur models, each comprising more than 20,000 polygons. Walk and run scene files are included. Are you finicky about fonts? Take a look at E.M.Computergraphic of England with over 100 volumes of PD and shareware fonts to choose from, there's sure to be something for everyone. You can also order fonts individually at £7.50 per disk through the Pick 'N' Mix service. Fonts aren't the whole story, either.
E. M.Computergraphic also offers collections of 256-color Public Domain images for AGA and 24-bit equipped Amigas. Prices for individual volumes of clip art or fonts range from £14-616.50.
E. M.Computergraphic also offers the macros in tandem with Arexx; and Print Event Fist, which prints the event list of sequences for editing. (RS 134.) Turbocharged Products GVP’s A1291 SCSI Kit module attaches to the A1230 Turbo+ via the accelerator’s DMA Peripheral Port. The kit features a SCSI driver that claims to attain transfer rates of4.2MB per second. It utilizes Active Termination technology, O which eliminates the need for SCSI termination and resistor packs. Other A1230 modules in the works are a 16-bit audio digitizer with direct-to-disk capabilities and a real-time video digitizer. If you have a CompuServe account, you can access OYP's Enhanced Graphics System (EGS) Developer’s Kit on line. The latest addition to GVP’s online reference library covers current in- j formation on EGS development, (t is located in the GYP section of the Amiga Vendor Forum. (RS 135.) IDD's Amiga Smart Port Analog ? Award Construction Set (£29.99), an award- and certificate-creation program. It includes six headline fonts, eight body-text fonts, five seals, 11 borders, and 50 styles that you can modify to meet your needs. It is compatible with all Amigas including the A1200 and A4000. Additional fonts and styles will be available via data disks. (RS 126.) Trying to solve the mysteries of 2-D animation? Take note of 2D Tips JN' Tools ($ 75, HyC Graphics), a ten-disk library of anim- brushes, fonts, clip art, and more. Three disks cover ideas and techniques for animations, touching on a range of topics, including special effects such as water and fire. The font disks Include animbrush fonts and typefaces for titling. Still other disks offer more than 40 brushes of characters and objects in various styles and resolutions. (RS 127.} To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 92, The best multimedia authoring software for the Amiga just got Better! Introducing the next generation multimedia presentation software: SCALA MM300 ? Drawing Tools - Create and manipulate lines, rectangles and circles! Each drawing can be moved and resized. Add different attributes like color, wipe, outline, shadow, bevel, etc. Resize Brushes and Pictures - Scale, crop, change aspect ratio of backgrounds and brushes! Load Resolution - Change resolutions and number of colors on the fly! Fast Floyd-Steinberg Dithering - Pictures and brushes can now be remapped quickly with the Floyd-Steinberg dithering technique. Images will look smoother and cleaner than ever before! Optimize Palette - This time saving feature automatically calculates and remaps the color palette for each background, brush and text color! File Format Support - The Scala EX system now supports GIF, TIFF, PCX and BMP file formats from other computer platforms! Absolute Timing - New SMPTE compatible feature allows you to set frame rates for PAL, NTSC and Film. Scala scripts can be slaved to Time Code through MIDI! File Requester Shuffler - Now you can see a thumbnail picture of backgrounds, the first frame of an animation and brushes from the file requester! Stunning New Wipes - FadeToWhite, Nuclear, Random, Dissolve, Ants, Rollodex, Flipover and Cccut are a few of the new wipes in MM300. Plus many of the page wipes are also text wipes! Enhanced AnimLab - Now has Anim8 and FLC support and enhanced palette and resolution control! Plus:
* Sound on Buttons
* Sound Playback from Hard Disk
* New Backgrounds
• New Text Button Attributes
• Save Script in a Drawer
• New EX Modules: MIDI 2, CDTV 2, G-Lock, SuperGen, G2, IV-24, Avideo Colormaster, Studio 16 And More! TO ORDER OR UPGRADE: in the US, Mexico & South America, call Creative Equipment International at (800) 858-3153 • fax: (305)261-2544 in Canada, call BMD at (519) 539-0200 -‘fax: (519)539-9725 Circle 60 on Reader Service card Upgrade disk claims to address the in- compatibility between the Amiga Smart Port and many games, including Gun- ship 2000, Knights of the Sky, and FA 18 Interceptor. The disk promises to enhance playability with support for rudder pedals, analog throttle, and an enhanced flight mode. The upgrade is available on the IDD Bulletin Board System (318 365-2667) or directly from IDD for 56. With the Smart Port upgrade you can add one of IDD’s new game devices for race car and flight sims: PC Pedals. PC Stick Shift, and PC Steering Wheel. Refined RGB The VideoScan (S828.75, CompuVid), an external genlock, includes a special effects generator to produce horizontal, vertical, circle, and inverted wipes. You can connect four monitors to it at the same time (it is compatible with multisync, RGB, S-VHS, and composite monitors). VideoScan is compatible with any internal genlock (such as the Video Toaster}. It can be powered via the Amiga or an external power box. It is available in both NTSC and PAL. (RS 128.) PC Pedals (S219.95) adds three steel pedals for realistic gameplay. The box also includes four game device input ports and an expansion port for three additional modes. The PC Stick Shift is a replica of a stanclard-transmission equipped automotive stick shift. The PC Steering Wheel is a reproduction of a sports car steering wheel. Both devices are spring centered to add a realistic “feel" to clutching, shifting, and steering in the game. Each also includes an adjustable clamping device to attatch to a table or chair. (RS 136.) Bleary-eyed from interlace flicker? One solution may be the AMIVGA video adaptor from the English company, Advanced Micro Interfacing. The AMIVGA (about $ 70) is a VGA adaptor for all Amigas that have the Super Denise chip. On any VGA monitor, it produces a steady 640x480 noninterlaced display, doubled to 960 lines for interlaced screens. The black box, about the size of a deck of cards, simply plugs into the video port. Included is a 15-pin VGA connector and a Toaster Physics 101 You can master the "physics" of Light- Wave with the Photon Accelerator, a plug-in module, from Interworks. It includes a nonlinear based scene editor and a 3-D character generator with pre-defined and user-defined character motions. With it you can create Star Wars-like credit scrolls and utilize special effects like jitter and pulsate. Also, you can load and save an "actor" (an object and its motions and morphs recognized as a single entity.) Photon Accelerator includes Interworks' Follow-Me-Motion effect ideal for caterpillars, trains, and so forth. (RS 130.) Pass-through video connector for standard Amiga CGA-type monitors. A special VGA program must be run on power-up, either by booting with the AMIVGA disk, or by booting normally and then running the program. But, the computer must be rebooted before the VGA display is available. The program survives warm boots, however (like RAD), and it allows you to choose between VGA and standard Amiga display. (RS 129.) Don Maxwell When I need a quick update on the Amiga market, 1 let my modem do rhe walking. Both BIX and Portal offer sections for new-product news in their respective Amiga areas. Since both nets update these areas on an almost daily basis, you should check them frequently. Vendor sections deserve a once-over, too, as they typically deliver information straight from company techies. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh Unlike its network brethren, Delphi relies on its link to the Internet to provide late-breaking news. CompuServe buries news in its Amiga forums, but it is worth seeking out. For a one- stop comprehensive catch-up. I turn to Genie, where former Commodore employee and long-time Genie cheerleader, Deb Christensen, presents the most creative compilation of on-line Amiga news. News With a Twist Amiga news takes a couple of different forms on Genie. Required reading includes the ‘‘?StarShip* 5-MINUTE Weekend Newscast" from 6 PM to 3 AM Eastern Standard Time (HST) on Friday, or from 3 PM to 3 AM EST each weekend. News includes product announcements and messages from companies, rumors, trade show reports, and general information. Such as tips on how to use Genie effectively. Both Genie’s Amiga libraries and Portal’s Amiga Zone ofler magazine sections that stock the Amiga Report International Online Magazine by Robert Glover. ARIOM’s basic premise is to give an overview of what’s happening throughout the industry. It consistently scores big download numbers on Genie. It contains information about new products, and a quick overview of what's happening on BIX. Delphi, Portal, and the Internet. The news is not all Amiga-specific: A large part of everv issue consists of general computer chitchat and some decidedly noncomputer related items, from business news on company mergers to summaries of the latest Star Trek episodes. (()n a sour note, I found it disturbing to read a reviewer’s "joking" remarks of sending a letter bomb and phone threats to get a product for review.) While ARIOM louts weekly updates, the magazine does not appear every single week. Getting the ARIOM file to work isn't particularly easy for beginners. After decompressing the ARCed AmigaGuide file, you’ll find that the icon's Default Tool states “Multiview" is the required host program. You can get it working in a hurry if you have AmigaGuide (see "Linking Up With AmigaGuide," p.-13 Ibr details). Just highlight the icon, change the Default Tool from “MultiView" to “AmigaGuide’' (make certain you have AmigaGuide on your hard disk), and it'll work nicely. BIX 800 695-4882 617 354-4137 CompuServe 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Delphi 800 695-4005 Genie 800 638-9636 Portal 408 973-9111 Amiga Spoken Here LAS VEGAS In contrast to the noisy sea of business suits that Hooded the show iloor, much of the COMDEX shop talk about cite Amiga took piace in low-key, private press gatherings in hotel suites around the city. While Centaur used the Commodore booth in the Multimedia annex at the Las Vegas Convention Center to demo OpalVision, CRM executives powwowed with journalists and third-party developers at the recently furbished Luxor 1 loiel. Newly-appointed General Manager of Commodore's US division, GeolTStilley, was on hand to outline marketing plans and to discuss strategies for a big Amiga CD32 rollout at the upcoming Winter CES (also in Las Vegas). Across the street at the Tropicana Hotel, members of the press got a firsthand look at a prototype of NcwTek’s Screamer, die RISC-based rendering machine for LightWave. The Screamer holds great promise for a possible introduction at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in April. Stay tuned for further developments. TW Business As Usual Can't seem to locate business software developers? Chances are you're barking up the wrong tree. Check your facts against these company changes, and be sure to update your Rolodex, and it'll soon be business as usual. A new name on the business software block, the Amiga Professional Software Company (TAPS) of Australia is actually a merger of two seasoned companies: AeroStar Industries and GPSoftware. TAPS now distributes the accounting programs Easy Ledgers and Service Industry Accounting as one Custom Chassis You can customize your auto from its upholstery to power windows, so why not your Amiga? With one of these expansion options from CeV, you can pick and choose just the right configuration of peripherals to suit your changing needs. I he X-Pander Built Chassis Model 3AA Desktop Case ($ 270) and Model 3BB Midtower Case ($ 290) adds power, drive bays, and A2000 slots (to add SCSI or RAM cards) to your A500 or A1000. The Desktop case includes 200 watt power (Midtower model has unit Easy Ledgers 2. The updated package will run on Commodore's new AGA machines and requires 1MB RAM and Workbench 1.3 or later. (RS 120.) Another accounting package, Iiest Business Management 3,0, is now distributed by Clackamas Computers. (RS 121.) If you've had difficulty reaching the Gem- stone Group, distributor of MicroFirm, the business document-creatiori program, try the company's new address (64 Hollywood Drive, Madison, Wl 53713) or call 608 221-
4968. (RS 122.) 250 watts), and three 5 1 4-inch and one 3 1 2-inch drive hays (Midtower model has an additional 3 1 2-inch bay.) The Desktop model is available with three A2000 slots or two Amiga slots and one video slot. The X-Pander Built V-Slot is also sold separately at $ 90. It lets you add any genlock (such as the Video Toaster or OpalVision board) to any Amiga. Lines are available to add jumpers ro access the special signals required by the Toaster. (RS 123.) Future Entertainment Show LONDON The Amiga was well represented at the show despite the onslaught from Nintendo and Sega. Commodore produced a glitzy, all-singing, all-dancing stand, with the pride- of-the-place honors going to the Amiga CD32. Of the more than 100 titles promised for imminent release, only a handful were on display. Judging from the amount of interest shown, however, it looks as though CD32 is going to sell well. Outward signs are positive: Some of the larger multiple retailers have taken the new console on board. The A4000 and A1200 were also available to those with lots of spare cash or a desire for a keyboard. Third-party hardware support continues for the whole Amiga range. GVP showed its DSS8+ sampler and direct-to-hard-disk sampling software, due for release in January. GVP also talked of an impending 16- bit system for all Amigas. New Dimensions promoted its own direct-to-hard-disk eight- bit sampling software upgrade to Tech- noSound Turbo, which features a much-improved menu system, a Tracker player, and MIDI support. A 12-bit system is on the way for less than $ 150 in the UK. For those with a few slots to fill in their Amiga 2000, 3000, or 4000, AlfaData of Belgium offered new IDE and SCSI-2 interfaces (starting under $ 100), as well as a high-speed serial port for use with laser printers and the like. Software Showdown Software continues to appear from all sides, with several new titles due for release by the time you read this. Pinball- Special Edition, a compilation of the two best pinball simulators (Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies), is available for £34.99 from 21st Century Entertainment. Gremlin Graphics showed previews of Zool 2, the successor to the very popular Zool, in which the bouncy character we all know and love is joined by a companion called Zooz and a dog, Zoonl Also from Gremlin is Stardust, a version of the old favorite Asteroids, only in full-color and with several enhancements. Core Design showed Wonder Dog, a platform game converted from Sega Genesis and very wonderful it is too. Home and business productivity software was also about, the main "battle" being between Final Writer (SoftWood Publishing) and Wordworth 3 from Digita. The latter is the latest in a line of superb semidesktop publishing packages due for release in January. Among other things, it allows text and graphics to be placed across page spreads for those who want to produce posters and the like at home. You can enter text in a small box, shadow it at various angles, and place it on the screen at will. As Wordworth 2 users are among the happiest of Amiga owners, the upgrade should be a winner. For the Amiga owner who has everything, a new product from IL-Soft is a program for designing patterns for embroidery, knitting, and lace. It even tells you how much material to buy. Psst! Did You Hear... Talk in the press office revolved around the AAA chip set and 64-bit RISC Amigas, said to be getting closer by the week. Although no one claims to have actually seen the machines, rumors continue to fly, so hopefully something will be revealed in the near future. With the CD32 being the only new console on display at Future Entertainment, it's not surprising that Commodore looked confident for the four days of the show. How this confidence will stack up against the 3DO and Jaguar remains to be seen. Stuart Menges REV E MONTAGE For the Video Toaster InnoVision Technology, $ 499.95 Amiga 2000 3000 4000.
1. 3 2.1 3.0 Toaster compatible
(1. 3 is not recommended). Hard drive required. Not copy protected. Accelerator required. 24-bit character generator for the Video Toaster. Minimum system: Complete Toaster (two-monitor) installation, SMB fast RAM, 10MB hard-disk space, 1MB chip RAM. Recommended system: Same as minimum. InnoVision Technology, $ 399.95 Amiga 2000 3000 4000. MONTAGE 24 For the Amiga 24-bit character generator for AGA Amigas, OpalVision, and iV-24.
1. 3 2.1 3.0 compatible
(1. 3 is not recommended). Hard drive required. Not copy protected. If you’re in the market for impressive and flexible 24-bit, true-color character generation directly from your Amiga, you should take a look at MONTAGE. There are two versions: MON- TAGK For the Video Toaster (MAT ) and MONTAGU 24 For the Amiga (M-24), which utilizes either Centaur’s OpalVision board, GVP’s IY-24 board, or the AGA chip set for high-quality display. The programs, recently updated to version 1.01, are almost identical in capabilities and interface. Both generate and composite text and graphics in full 24-hit, and both provide true-color display on all except an AGA- only system that uses SuperHircs HAM-8 (256,000 colors) for output. As the operation and abilities of both programs are very similar, I will first cover the areas they have in common and then describe specific differences. Wherever I refer simply to MONTAGE, it means that the information applies to both programs. Otherwise, I will specify. Character Action Installing the six disks with the standard Amiga installation program is fairly simple. MON'FAGE 24 For the Amiga requires you to select which of the three display devices you are using on your system. Because MAT requires the Toaster to be running, To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 92. Accelerator required. Minimum system: SMB fast RAM, 10MB hard-disk space, 1MB (2MB recommended) chip RAM. Requires an AGA Amiga, OpalVision, or Impact Vision 24 for direct display. Recommended system: Same as minimum. It provides a convenient icon that both initiates the Toaster system and starts MONTAGE. The interface screen is a high-resolution Amiga IiAM display that provides both a fast refresh speed and a relatively accurate idea of how your lavout is 4 J going to look. Menu selections appear on the lower half of the screen, and a right mouse click removes them. Entering your text is as easy as placing the cursor in a specific spot and typing. You can make your selections for font style, color, alignment, and so on either before entering the text or later. MONTAGE ships with several high-quality MONTAGE fonts, and more are available from InnoVision. Currently, M-24 supports only MONTAGE fonts, while MAT supports both MONTAGE and Video Toaster fonts, but only those. Although MAH'does not at this time support the large group of PostScript fonts available with Video Toaster 3.0, InnoVision has announced plans to release a separate PostScript utility (SI95) that will allow the use of both PostScript Type I and Type 3, as well as Compugraphic fonts, from within either program. I his utility should he ready soon. 4 All text entered using the well-designed MONTAGE fonts can be interactively scaled to any size, vertically, horizontally, or proportionally, and you can alter text attributes, including character spacing and letter kerning, on a letter-by-letter basis. You can enhance text with outlines, underlines, drop shadows, cast shadows, embossing, and lills with any one of several types of smooth gradients. Text can also have variable levels of transparency to reveal either live video or graphics beneath. Shadows are subject to controlled transparency, as well, with either soft or sharp edges. Furthermore, you can easily select the depth offset, direction, and color with buttons on the submenu. The color-palette menu area contains only ten preset color boxes, but sliders that control either RGB or HSV values give you full control over all 10.8 million hues. There are buttons with which to copy, swap, or spread colors within the presets, along with boxes to control horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and even I gradient fills. You can use colors and gradients for text, backgrounds, or boxes. MONTAGE even has a button for instantly adding bevels to boxes. MONTAGE also allows you to set up keyed layout pages, so that areas of whatever you set as the specific Key color will show through the underlying graphics or even through live video. ___. ..... mm I [Fff m zm jOHB FDH IHYDUT BWKfiRUUND iRWisntnn fill pfllit i FtJH I TYPElUHSIEJt HMIGH URL FLU IN SLI COL font mnr Q1JI1 !Nr UIDTH A sn cot U St2t 66 H sm 66 Siimm DfPIH A SC I COI. VISIBILITY f flLL 188% CflSI DtPlH 0 soft >. MONTAGE 24 For the Amiga (top) gives AGA Amigas, IV-24, and Opal- Vision new options. The Toaster version (bottom) expands CG capabilities, sequence editing, and more. MONTAGE is also a high-quality graphics compositing tool. In addition to the fills mentioned, you can load graphics with controlled transparency and rotate them in 90-degree increments. You must keep in mind, though, that as with most paint programs once you have added the graphic item, you cannot alter it. You can, however, change text at any time during your layout. Also, buttons are provided for generating »vaupapci backgrounds for the imported graphic, with full control over tiling and offset values. You can save your compositions for use in other work, or for later alteration. In essence, MONTAGE enables you to lav out video-size pages (margins are adjustable, with the default being the video-title safe area). You add new pages with a press of the PgDn key, and you can then sequence them together for a presentation controlled by set timing, GPI trigger, or keypresses. Finding your way through a long sequence of pages is simplified by small thumbnail representations accessed via a click on the page- number gadget. Now let’s look at the interesting differences between the two programs. MONTAGE For the Video Toaster After installing the Video Toaster version of MONTAGE, you will find a new button on your Switcher screen for accessing the MONTAGE control screen. The video pages mentioned earlier are sequenced together using any of the Toaster Switcher transitions. Thus, MAT is not only a character generator and compositing tool, but also serves as a sequence editor for the Toaster. When setting up your sequence, the program displays the Switcher control panel so that you may select a transition crouton. InnoVision strongly recommends that you have 2MB of chip and over SMB of fast RAM if you want to use the new high-color transitions. A major feature of MAT is the excellent credit is probably qualitv. Both versions of MONTAGE utilize very sophisticated antialiasing techniques and control over alpha-channel transparency .The quality of output with MONTAGE fonts appears to be as good or better than that of many high-end dedicated Cgs. MONTAGE 24 For the Amiga This version differs from MAT in only two basic ways: You do not have the ability to create a credit roll, and you cannot use the Toaster transitions in a sequence. M-24 does provide transitions such as wipes and fades; the selections available varv according to the selected display device. In my opinion, with the exception of the AG A display, the transitions are not a reason to purchase M-24. Opal- Vision transitions pixelate poorly during execution, and sequences cannot be looped, while IV-24 oilers only a couple of choices. This is not a shortcoming of M-24, but rather is due to factors relating to the design of the specific hardware. Overall, I found both versions of MONTAGE trouble-free and capable of producing excellent output. The documentation, thorough and properly indexed. Includes both tutorials and reference sections. The interface is easy to follow, and there are hot-keys for many functions, including copy and paste. In fact, the product comes with a hot-key template for your keyboard, so you don’t have to memorize a new set ol commands. You can also easily insert pages from previously created sequences into a new sequence. 1 stongly recommend MONTAGE as a high-quality character generator with a minimal learning curve. Steven Blaize hanced Toaster 3.0 character generator? Some major reasons already mentioned are the interactive nonproportional text scaling, soft-edge shadows, and layout screen. By contrast, the Toaster character generator requires you to generate each new font size and displays an outline only when working with the PostScript fonts. You should also realize that standard Toaster fonts are fixed bitmapped fonts dial you cannot scale in either the Toaster or MAT. The most compelling argument for M-Vl. However, roll. Instead of laying out individual pages, you set up one long page as a 4096-color credit roll with controllable speed. It is recommended, however, that you not include such things as soft shadows in the credit roll because of the intense processing power required. M- T can also load and save both IFF and Franiestore-forniat graphics for use as backgrounds. In fact, loading Frame- store files through an MAT sequence is faster than natively through the Switcher. Whv take MAT over the newlv en ?> NOW - H TH! £ At The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks, we’re dedicated to the state-of-the-art. 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- authoring system. THE BLUE RIBBON SOUNDWORKS LTD TOOLS EVER! CanDo is an authoring system not unlike HyperCard for the Mac or Visual Basic for Windows. When you get the urge to create a small utility, there’s a pretty good chance you can do it with Circle 72 on Reader Service card. Can Do. Its capabilities are extensive. CanDo applications vise gadgets supported by AmigaDOS, respond to mouse or joystick input, keypresses, and timers, and even send and receive Arexx commands through their own ports. For those not familiar with earlier versions, CanDo provides an object- oriented programming environment, in which you simply define a window for your program, add buttons and menus, and then construct the rest of the user interface via graphic controls. These objects won't perform any functions, however. Until you attach instructions to them in the form of BASIC-like scripts. Creature Comforts CanDo 2.5 has the look and feel of a mature, carefully updated program. Bookmarks, for instance, allow you to mark scripts for easy access. No longer do you need to navigate time after time through a myriad of buttons to reach the same script. If you know you’ll be editing a particular script often, just bookmark it, and your access to it becomes a one- mouse-click affair. Another tool, Super- Mover, removes hours of drudgery from the programming process. In one step, you can now select a group of interface objects and move them to a new location on the screen. Also, like the better word processors, CanDo’s script editor now expands abbreviations as you type; for example, enter “SOS,” and CanDo interprets it as “SetObjectState.” Among the most common uses of CanDo is the creation of some sort of database. The original version had a convoluted method of forcing applications to store data, but CanDo 2.5 supports databases in a big way. If you create a number of objects (text fields or buttons, For instance), extracting their values and storing them in a database is an automated process. For more complex applications, you can define multidimensional arrays of almost unlimited complexity, and neither their form nor their size need be declared in advance. Farlier versions of CanDo had the capability of building applications with multiple windows that opened simultaneously. While this was a nice touch (assuming you mastered the art), a lot of work was involved just to pop up a requester such as “Do you really want to quit?” You can still open multiple windows if you like, but CanDo now allows direct access to Ami- gaDOS’s requesters, as well. A single line of code lets you open a standard requester with any number of gadgets. The program now uses the standard AmigaDOS file requester in its creations, and even supports multiselect mode, in which you can highlight more than one filename. Taking Requests CanDo clearly takes good advantage of
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• •rp 1 his is simply the most powerful and flexible video stabilization device for the Amiga computer. The TBCPlus makes an excellent complement to any CVP IV24™, NewTck Video Toaster", or Centaur OpalVision " Graphics System. The Plus means it also offers more!” Gary' Gehmtin, President Magic Bullet Communications, Inc Following GVP's philosophy of complete feature integration pioneered by our G-Force Combo accelerators (used in a majority of Amiga* Video Toaster™ Workstations), we are proud to present a professional TBC with time and money saving features. You would demand a TBC to be 100% digital, have 4:2:2 throughput, and an integrated ProcAmp. You would want it to be under SI,000. We agree. What does the Plus get you-
- Real-time 16.7 Million Color Frame-Grabber FrameBuffer for use as a digital video stillstore or signal generator. Included ImageFX™ modules allow direct editing and manipulation in the framebuffer. OtuA - Full Transcoding between Composite and Y C (SVHSl Input and Composite and Y C (SVHSl Output. Lu£> - Real-Time Professional Special Effects Generator featuring solarization, strobing, pseudo-color, monochrome effects, and more. Jolu* - NTSC PAL SECAM Signal Standards Conversion to NTSC PAL for integration into worldwide video environments automatically. F tub - Complete Amiga Software Control and Arexx™ Interface that allows seamless integration of all TBC Plus features into an exisiting automated video studio installation. 01993 Great Valley Products. Inc i TBC Plus. G-Force Cento. IrcageFX arcJ IV24 are trademarks o! Great Valley Products Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Amiga. Inc, All other trademarks are me property of their respective owners, Circle 4 on Reader Service card Okay, Okay, So lt‘s A Digital Time Base Corrector, But can it...? The Plus Means Yesi Workbench 3.0. A redesigned screen editor permits your application to use any available screen mode, including AGA, or to use an existing public screen. And regardless of whether you have 3.0, Can- Do now uses AmigaGuide lot' its handy on-line command reference. Even better, your own CanDo applications can also call on AmigaGuide help files, (See “Linking Up With AmigaGuide,'’ p. 43, for more on using AmigaGuide.) Recognizing that Amiga MODs (music modules available through public- domain sources) are becoming a multi- platform standard, CanDo applications now support these compact stereo-music files. It’s easy to queue up song playlists, pause and resume music, and modify the tempo and volume. This is a significant enhancement, especially for game design. Of course, CanDo also plays traditional eight-bit sound samples. The SoundSequencer allows you to glue a number of samples together into a complex, stereo-separated audio production that plays on cue. We won't let you down! Hang on! DKB knows the importance of customer service. If you're having a problem or need a questions answered, our Tech Support Team is just a phone call away. Everyone at DKB is friendly.professional and know what they’re talking about when it comes to your Amiga . DKB technology remains on the cutting edge as we continue to introduce the peripherals and expansion boards you’ve asked for, like The CLOCK, real time for your Amiga 1200. Or the DKB 1202. To speed up math intensive operations. Our innovative products are thoroughly tested before they are shipped. Every DKB peripheral comes with a full 2-year warranty. Our first commitment has always been customer satisfaction. At DKB it’s not just something we talk about, it’s how we run our business every day. Problems or Questions? Please call our Tech Support Team at 50240 W. Pontiac Trail Wixom, ML 48393 313-960-8750 Circle 26 on Reader Service card Arexx Capable The true test of an authoring system like CanDo is twofold: Is it easy to create applications, and, once done, are they appropriate for professional use? As for the first question, just about anyone could sit down with CanDo and whip up a functional program an hour after opening the box. The tutorials, in fact, allow yon to do just that. Even moderately complicated projects are not beyond the ability of beginners, although the more you ask of CanDo, the more conversant you must become with its scripting language, Happily, CanDo is fun to use, so fledglings are more likely to delve into its subtleties than those ol a typical programming language. As for the second question, CanDo gets a resounding “yes.” On my hard disk, I have a dozen assorted programs that I wrote with CanDo, ranging from the odd utility to a fully functional data-
* J base. I’ve even built front-ends for Shell- based software, passing data via Arexx. And now that the program supports real Amiga DOS requesters, you’d be hard pressed to distinguish a CanDo application from one compiled in C. CanDo has always offered powerful animation tools, particularly when using DeluxePaint-style animbrushes. It now supports animbrush objects, which are little more than brush animations to which vou have synchronized events 4 t (such as sounds, other animations, or any kind of program control). Describing the motion of the animbrush is as easy as dragging the mouse around the screen, and you can later edit the path point by point il you wish. While CanDo does allow you to play full-screen animations, they must be controlled from a separate utility, Anim- Manager, which communicates with CanDo through an Arexx port. Using AnimManager, you can alter the speed and direction ol an animation, as well as synch events to animation frames and even add “hot spots” to the action for user input. It works, but it’s not as seamless as Can Do’s internal support for animbrushes. CanDo Cookbook The aptly named CanDo HowTo Book fills a three-ring binder, in which you’ll find 400 pages of instructive tutorials, thorough overviews, references, and an index. The reference section contains all of the commands, functions, and variables supported by the CanDo script language, organized so logically that the index could almost be omitted. An index there is, however, and it includes both commands and general topics. If you don’t want to bother with the book, an equally complete and context-sensitive AmigaGuide help file senes as an online coach. Can Do’s shortcomings are few. In the interface department, 1 long for better support for AmigaDOS’s handy rollover buttons, which CanDo requires you to jury-rig by hand. Also, while I appreci- ate the AmigaGuide support, it would he nice if CanDo offered a tool for creating the AmigaGuide help files themselves, as many inexperienced programmers haven’t mastered the technique. INOVAtronics should make it a priority to make building multiwindow applications easier. Currently, Helm from Eagle Tree Software (reviewed Jan. ’94, p. 20) and AmigaYision from Commodore are the only alternative products for creating your own programs without resorting to conventional programming. Compared with the competition, CanDo is a worthy contender. Using it, you’d probably impress yourself and others with your newfound ability to make effective Amiga software, Dave Johnson PEGGER Heifner Communications, S99.95 All Amigas.
2. 0 3,0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 2MB RAM, hard disk. Recommended system: 2MB or more RAM, hard disk, 68030 or 68040 processor. JPEG graphics-compression system. Once measured in hundreds of thousands and now increasingly often in millions of bytes, computer graphics are rapidly expanding in size. Anyone who works with 24-bit images knows their proportions can quickly fill your computer’s storage space, especially when creating multiframe animations. Heifner Communications’ answer to this hard-drive congestion is PEGGER, a JPEG-compression program that allows you to increase the number of images you can store on your hard disk or other storage device by ten times or more. JPEG, created by the Joint Photographic Experts Group, is an adjustable graphics-compression scheme that allows you to fine-tune the quality of images on a scale of 1 to 100. At settings of 50 or below, you can compress a 1MB graphics file down to 34K or less, but with a corresponding frizziness and loss of detail. A setting of 85 to 90 percent with a compression ratio of roughly 10 to 1 shows little or no discernible change for the majority of images. At a setting of 100. Most compressed images are virtually indistinguishable from the originals, yet they’ll be about one-quarter the file size. Because JPEG permits the removal of some graphics information, it’s referred to as a “lossy” compression scheme. Most newer Amiga image-processing programs load and save JPEG files, but many of the programs that artists and animators work with such as Lightwave, Imagine, Dpaint, and Brilliance support only larger 24-bit formats such as IFF24 and the Video Toaster’s Frame- sfore format. You can save the files in IFF24, then come back later and shrink EGS-28 24 SPECTRUM : Takes your amiga BEYOND AGA! The EGS-28 24 SPECTRUM elevates your Amiga 2000, 3000, or 4000 Above and Beyond AGA and rockets you into the world of powerhouse workstation resolutions and real-time 24-bit true-color, at a mere fraction of the cost! Look at the colors and features in our SPECTRUM.
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• System conforming applications can use the EGS screenmodes directly from the Display Database! £ CS 20 24 sn€ rrnuM EGS requires Kickstart 2.04 or higher. Them using a program such as ADPro or ImageFX ancl then expand them as needed, hut that’s a hassle. PEGGER makes all of this easy by sitting in the background and converting files to and from JPEG format on the flv. Perfectly Pegged PEGGER installs with the standard Commodore Installer program, and you launch it manually or drag it into the WBStartup drawer so that it will always be available when you boot. Clicking the °> ''.'A- J * Selected as the best professional productivity software at the last two North American Amiga Developers’ Conferences, the SAS C Development System now includes C++. If you are currently using another commercial C compiler, call now for details on our special trade-in offer! For more information and to order, call SAS Institute at 919-677-8000, ext. 7001. SAS and SAS C. An* registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names art' registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. SAS Institute Inc. SAS Campus Drive Curv, NC 27513 Grcle *50 on Reader Service card mats, with or without NTSC filtering. CJPEG and DJPEG allow you to manually compress files, either singly or in batches. File selection and option setting are handled with easy-to-use. Amiga- standard graphical interfaces that pop up when you click the CJPEG or DJPEG Applcons, or when you drag a graphics file onto the icon. Converting large numbers of files in either direction is a snap. PEGGER icon actually launches three tasks: CJPEG, the JPEG compressor; DJPEG, the decompressor; and SNOOP, the utility that adds JPEG capabilities to other programs. These utilities support conversion to and from JPEG for a variety of high- color formats: IFF24, the standard Amiga 24-bit format; the Toaster's own Kramestore format; IIAM8, the eight- bit, 202,000-color Hold-And-Modify standard supported by AGA machines; and DCTV, in three- and four-bit forPEGGER's real power comes from the SNOOP utility. You simply tell SNOOP to watch certain directories that contain images. You can choose to convert all files saved to that director)* to JPEG, convert all files loaded from that director)' to any of the PEGGER-supported high- color formats, or both. Each directory can have a separate setting, so you might have one where you convert liles when loading and saving ensuring that they’ll always be stored in JPEG format and another where you convert onlv files you load into your paint program. So you won’t lose precise details you’ve added when you resave the file. It’s easy to toggle SNOOP off temporarily for individual directories. Without this ability, if you tried to copy a number of JPEG files from a SNOOPed directory with a directory utility, tliev j j would be expanded into a larger format when they reached their destination. SNOOP worked with everything I j tested it with, allowing DeluxePaint 4.6, Brilliance, and DC1Y to load and save [PEG liles directly. The telling test was when I rendered a series of small images in Imagine and set the program to save the files in IFF24 format. Without PEGGER active, the 25 images took up just over 9MB of disk space; with PEGGER set to 90 percent quality, the same images occupied only a single megabyte of space and were virtually identical when displayed on the screen. Toaster users will be ecstatic to sec the typical Frame- store size go from around 720K to about TOR. PEGGER is smart enough to ignore unsupported formats, such as 16-color and the older 4096-color 11AM pictures. Further Enhanced PEGGER’s JPEG capabilities are enough to justify its purchase for many Amiga users, but the program doesn’t stop there. It also has an Arexx interface that lets you do further image processing on your liles by accessing other Arexx-capable programs. You can run up to four scripts automatically from SNOOP: individual scripts before and or after loading a file, and before and or after saving a file. Along with image processing, other potential uses for this capability include sending IFF frames automatically to an O j ANTM-builder before they’re com- J pressed, or displaying diem to a singlc- Irame recorder as they're saved. PEGGER is a real boon to DCTV users. Many programs won’t load DCTV files, but you can set PEGGER up so that any DCTV files are stored as JPEG when you save them, yet are expanded to 1FF24 format when you reload them. In that way, you can access the files from j j DCTV Paint and also from programs such as DeluxePaint or PageStream without having to convert them to another format first. The thorough and well-written manual includes tutorials that introduce you to the program’s features, a quick-refer- ence section and detailed explanations of the interface and Arexx commands. It’s clear that the program’s designers tried to anticipate and eliminate any quirks. For example, if you convert a IIAM8 picture to JPEG format, PEGGER stores the base palette from the original HAMS image in the JPEG file. This not only ensures that optimized palettes aren't lost, but also helps when assembling animations from frames that must share a common palette. Also, you can set individual compression rates for different directories, so you can maintain the highest quality for some images, hut use more compression on graphics that don’t need to be stored as precisely. Finally, PEGGER works on the picture in sections, so it doesn’t gobble megabytes of memory when processing pictures. 1 encountered only two problems with PEGGER 1.2: HAM8 brushes stored to a SNOOPed directory came back scrambled when reloaded, and wiien I set it to automatically append a .JPG extension to (lies, it refused to replace files that already had that extension. Both problems are easily circumvented. Early versions of PEGGER had problems with T oaster Paint, Dpaint AGA files, and DPS’s Personal Animation Recorder, but Heifner quickly released a freely distributable patch (VI .2) that addressed those issues. Slow Going JPEG compression requires some intense calculations, and the load times of JPEG images can be painstakingly lengthy, especially on slower machines. Load times on an Amiga 4000 were increased by 30 seconds or more, depending on the size of the picture. On a stock Amiga 1200, there’s time to drink a can of [oil and maybe devour a couple of Twinkies while your graphic loads. When saving pictures, PEGGER processes the file after it’s saved in its native format, so saves take no longer than they would without PEGGER running. PEGGER is, however, the Fastest JPEG processor I’ve encountered for the Amiga. Load times were only marginally faster than ADPro, but it was nearly twice as fast at saving files and that doesn’t count the time saved by automating the processes. If you’re batch-rendering files or creating animations from JPEG frames, the extra time probably won’t matter. If time is of the essence, you can easily disable PEGGER or copy the files to a non-SNOOPed directory and then compress them when you've finished working with them. If you’re an animator whose hard drive is almost full (is there any other kind?), you'll love this program. 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Perhaps other Image Processing packages will someday catch on to the power and flexibility of IMAGE PROCESSING...A REALITY, HERE AND NOW ImageFX TRULY INTEGRATED ImageFX. However, if you're serious now about Image Processing, you need the software that was born ready. No limitations. No costly additions! You still want more? OK! With ToasterFX™ from Byrd's Eye Software, you now can integrate the power of ImageFX'’ With your Video Toaster GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 657 CLARK AVENUE KING Of PRUSSIA, PA 19-106 • USA PHONE 215*337•8770 • FAX 215*337*9922 ImageFX is Truly Integrated Image Processing. ..a reality here and now! £1993 Great Valley Products, Inc. ImageFX and CineMorph are trademarks ol Great Valley Products inc. ToasterFX is a trademark ol Byrd's Eye Sopftware,. Amiga is a registered uadamark of Commodore Amiga. Inc. Circle 7 on Reader Service card A iniga World 17 K E V I i; w s MovieMaker Interactive Video Systems, $ 895 A2000 A3000 A4000.
2. Q 3.0 compatible. Hard drive required. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Installation: easy. Minimum system: 4MB Fast RAM, 2MB chip RAM, hard drive. Recommended system: 16MB RAM, A4000, SCSI-2 hard-disk controller, large-capacity hard drive. Nonlinear animation* and sound* editing system with player. Acotiple ofyears ago, IYS showed parts of the movie Rack to (he Future III at an Ami Expo I attended. What looked like videotape output was actually being played in real time from a hard drive. Though 1 spotted traces of digital imager)', it was quite convincing, and as a video producer and Amiga artist, 1 was appropriately impressed. With MovieMaker, I am now able to play that same demo with CD-quality stereo sound on my own Amiga 4000 040 and DCTV. MovieMaker provides nonlinear eclii- ing of Amiga images, animations, and digitized audio into “movies" you play directly from hard drive, it comes with the PeriSound board and Audio Editing System software for digitizing and editing stereo audio. PeriSound is an expandable half-length Zorro II card with stereo RCA input and output connectors. Feature Attractions MovieMaker uses a mouse-driven control panel with buttons that access other screens of buttons, mostly for file I O. There are no pull-down menus, but keyboard commands abound throughout the interface. MovieMaker stores your rendered frames and animations in its own MovieMaker format on non- AmigaDOS hard-drive partitions prepared by the MM Utils program. Stored footage is represented by a timeline on the control panel. To produce a movie, von visually scroll through ihe footage by using the keyboard or mouse to slide a marker along this rime- line. Your footage is displayed on screen as if you were winding it through a film editor, like a moviola. You simply mark, cut, and paste sections from this timeline into the desired order on your new movie timeline. It’s that simple. The “movie" you are producing is actually a file describing the order in which the raw footage is accessed and played back from the hard drive. You can make as many different "movies" as you want from the same raw footage, for you’re not actually altering the raw-footage images. PeriSound digitizes sound in stereo from 17.64 Khz to 48 Khz (DAT) sampling rates. MovieMaker loads this audio as a timeline, so you can edit it into your movies using the same cut-and-paste procedures as for editing movies, (Do this after making the movie, as audio becomes part of the frame information.) MovieMaker can export images and animation sequences as AmigaDOS images and ANIM files so that you can play them with other software. You can also export your edited audio tracks from movies as separate sound files. The timing counters are very flexible. They will display SMPTE rates of 30 frames per second (fps), 25 fps, and 24 fps, or film rates for 16mm and 35mm in frames per foot. In addition, they can show elapsed seconds, hours minutes seconds, or, in the case of audio, even samples per second. Anyone should be able to find a timing display that he or she is used to and comfortable with. Behind the Scenes Eilm-production crews know how much work really goes into just a few seconds of finished movie. To the uninitiated, MovieMaker gives a taste of this necessary leswork. The storage of images and 4 C* O O animations in the special format that allows MovieMaker to play the images back at blazing speed requires planning and up-front time. Depending on whether you are storing a few frames of HAM images or a few hundred frames of 24-bit images, the time required can be a few seconds or a few hours. You can multitask, however, while MovieMaker works in the background. The wait pays off because once the images are converted, access seems instantaneous. The price you pay for this speed is the hard-drive space you use for Movic- Maker's special non-Amiga DOS partitions. Raw footage cannot be stored or accessed any other way, and only MovieMaker can access these partitions. At first, the manual appeared to be well organized. However, reading it left me a bit dumbfounded. For example, it told me that movies are simply instantiations [sic] of the raw-footage file and are stored as .AmigaDOS files. Furthermore, the manual doesn’t explain anything about available image formats. When I loaded a 752x486 24-bit image for conversion and storage, MovieMaker offered only three-bit or four-bit DCTV format, with or without interlacing. 1 didn't really want my finely detailed, 24-bit graphic to look like a DCTV image, hut I apparently didn't have any other choice. My A4000 liked
* this choice about as much as 1 did, since it immediately offered me the choice of suspending or rebooting. Hold That Script! MovieMaker’s method of editing allows the reuse of animation segments or single frames (title screen or diagram) without wasting storage space. Adding audio is a time-consuming task. You must edit digitized audio into the raw Footage, where it becomes part of each frame. Reusing the same footage brings along the same snatches of audio, riding piggyback on the video. I his is handy if you want dialogue to match up with the video, but if you want different audio each time, you have to store multiple copies of die footage, each with the new audio track dubbed in. This drawback, however, is fairly easv to work around.
* 4 On a sad note, MovieMaker makes no reference to Arexx, and lists no port or commands. It does, however, have an Auxiliary Environment button that might link the program through Arexx or other means in the future. IYS promises Arexx support with the next revision. Going Over Budget The factors that give MovieMaker the speed to play hies at 30 fps arc image size, SCSI interface speed, the hard- drive controller, CPU speed, and chip RAM bandwidth. Hard-drive capacity determines the length of your productions. It’s obviously not a low-budget proposition, as you’ll need an '030 or ’040 processor and a SCSI-2 controller for maximum performance. I used Advanced Systems & Software’s Fast lane 7.3 SCSI-2 controller ($ 599) on my A4000. Furthermore, a 1GB hard drive with a high transfer rate (24 megabits per second or higher) is in order for optimum performance and capacity and then there’s MovieMaker’s $ 895 list price. I hat doesn't mean you can’t do neat stuff with a standard SCSI interface and a quality 200MB hard drive on an A2000 030 or A3000 by paying careful attention to image size and using DC TV. In fact, MovieMaker appears to work nicely with 1)C IV, and might breathe a little life into that aging product. That’s a Wrap MovieMaker is an interesting product that performs some amazing feats when matched with last hardware. It would have been a box-office smash if it had been released two years ago, but the hardware was not tip to speed back then. Where will MovieMaker find its audience in today’s Amiga market? Well, if I VS adds extensive support for Arexx in future versions, the multimedia folks will probably be standing in line for a MovieMaker ticket. Concerning its value, try to (incl something better on any computer platform, at anywhere near its price range. By comparison, MovieMaker makes MS-DOS and Mac ’‘movies” look like flickering and jerky silent films. Fred Hurteau gram supports all new Amiga DOS keyboard conventions, screen resolutions and palettes, and you can not only open multiple scores, blit also cut and paste between scores. The tutorial section of the manual reviews the main features of the program in a thorough yet understandable manner. A variety of playback options now exist. DeluxeMusic 2.0 provides up to three different types of visual feedback: flashing notes, a player-piano strip that highlights the notes on a keyboard, and a measure count that changes as the song progresses. You can define any set of measures as a section that can then be repeated. I his is helpful when you’re trying to decipher a particularly cryptic passage or to solo over a righteous vaudevillian vamp. Tempo changes can be inserted throughout the piece, and you can even turn off the sound completely for specific measures. Useful for troubleshooting obtuse and undesired harmonic disturbances (hum notes to you!), this latter ? Display Modes, Scanner Reviews. (AW9306) July 1993.3-D Graphics On Your Amiga! 8 PC Emulators. Video Troubleshooting. Virus Killers For Hire. Reviews on VistaPro 3.0 and Pro-Board 3.0. (AW9307) August 1993. Full Coverage of Video Toaster
4000. Programming Special! Easy Morphing Tips. Test Your Video Signals. Macintosh Emulation. (AW9308) Send me S. $ _ $ EXP. DATE CITY ZIP Electronic Arts put tiie Amiga on the computer map way back in 1986. Its trailbla .ing DeluxePaint showcased the unique graphics capabilities of the machine, while DeluxeMusic demonstrated the Amiga’s amazing (for its time) audio possibilities. While Dpaint went through numerous upgrades and enhancements over the years, DeluxeMusic never received the same level of attention. What once qualified as unique features in a computer music program steadily became commonplace. As DeluxeMusic’s uniqueness began to wane over the years, its activity became limited to public-domain offerings. What’s New? To the delight of computer-music composers everywhere, DeluxeMusic has been overhauled, cleaned up, and propelled squarely into the ’90s. DeluxeMusic 2.0 maintains a familiar interface on a custom screen, while addressing a long list of complaints, shortcomings, and suggestions for improvement. I lie manual kicks things off with a “What’s New-” section for those making the step up from 1.0 to 2.0. Tffis is merely a brief discussion of changes, however; you’ll still need to peruse the manual to uncover all the new features, among which are extensive Arexx, MIDI, and Workbench 2.1 3.0 support. The proDeluxeMusic 2.0 Electronic Arts, $ 129.95 All Amigas.
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U. S. orders $ 1.50 each issue Prepayment required. Checks in U.S. funds, drawn on U.S. bank. Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Quantities limited. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Canadian foreign surface $ 2.00 eachS_ Foreign air mail $ 4.50 each issue $ _ Total Enclosed $ back issues x $ 3.95 CREDIT CARD NUMBER SIGNATURE A42B' STATE NAME S ADDRESS feature also helps beginners develop a musical ear. Like its predecessor, DeluxeMusic 2.0 makes use of the Amiga’s internal sound capabilities. You can load samples into a “ready” list for insertion anywhere in the score you please. You can also change sounds throughout the score, as well as pan positions and a variety of playing styles, including legato, sforzando, and staccato, to name a few. You can apply style changes to selected notes in the score or to selected instruments. While volume changes can be gradual, all of O O the instrument and sample changes are static. You cannot, for example, create dynamic panning over a period of time or gradually morph the sound of a piano into that of a trumpet. The program lets you add or delete entire staves and clefs of music. It also allows you to create up to -48 staves of music per song, although you’ll be able to hear onlv four notes at a time using the J u .Amiga. You can change time and key signatures as often as you like through- D “ out the song, and you can change the screen and prinioul appearance to best suit your working style and output devices. Using DeluxeMusic 2.0 is a mouse- intensive activity, even though von can enter note information from a MIDI keyboard using a program such as Nerve- Ware’s RilKGrabber. The section in the manual on entering and modifying music thoroughly explains how to make your music look and sound right. Simply click on a note or rest value, then place it on a staff or click on the on-screen piano keyboard. Clicking on a note activates it to he edited, transposed, stylized, and so on. Chords can be inverted up or down, and you can also insert, delete, split, join, or realign measures, and set repeats and first and second ending measures. In addition, word-processor type editing is also possible on individual notes, chords, or measures. The program allows you to add sharps, llats, naturals, clots, triplets, lies in short, almost anything a musician does with a pencil on staff paper. This includes adding lyrics to the score an absolute necessity for lead sheets. Any system font is acceptable. Select the text tool, click wherever you want on the screen, and begin typing. Now included in 2.0 is the new Guitar Fret font, which lets you place guitar tabla- ture notation anywhere in the score. Traditional notation output has always been one of the strongest features of DeluxeMusic. The latest version supports all Preferences printers, though you’ll have to experiment a bit to get the best results on your system. Arexx Power Arexx support is new in this version ol DeluxeMusic. A powerful macro function is integrated into the program, letting you combine commonly used commands and then assign them to a function kev. Macros will record every- j J thing but mouse clicks, so your most involved routines can be reduced to just a few key punches and mouse clicks at most. While ii still supports the SMI'S standard, the program finally addresses one of the main shortcomings of that format the inability to save all sound files with a song. Version 2.0 still loads the older DeluxeMusic, SMUS, MIDI, and Music-X files, but ii can now save in the new CMUS Hie format as well, allowing you to embed samples into the score. The CMUS format is also required for the included DeluxeMusic Player, a freestanding, freely distributable program that enables you to play CMUS files. Sour Notes 1 was not able to get DeluxeMusic 2.0 to print to my laser printer. My printer indicated it was “Processing Data" the Play that funky music right with Deluxe- Music 2.0 from Electronic Arts. Whole time, but nothing came out, whether in 1 IP or PostScript mode. I discovered that in order to print, you must select Negative in your graphics Preferences to achieve a positive output. I was also informed that DeluxeMusic 2.0 shares this peculiarity with DeluxePaint. My Panasonic KX-P1124 dot-matrix did, however, produce printouts without fail. A font button resides on the program’s interface and clicking on it with the mouse brings up a requester. The program’s Guitar fret font seemingly displayed lext only in 1 opaz font, until Electronic Arts revealed that Guitar fret alters only a few characters. DeluxeMusic 2.0 comes with a 168- page manual bearing a line set of tutorials, a complete index, and first-rate descriptions for tools and requesters. 1 did find one shortcoming, though: a lack of clarity about bow to set up and place the lablature in the score. 1 bad some concerns over how the program handled sect ions of music, too. Being able to define a section is handy, but it leaves me pondering why you can’t define multiple sections. Defining half a dozen linkable sections of music, with user-definable repeat ranges, could make for a more powerful composition and arranging tool. It would also be an improvement if the player utility could read and convert MIDI iiles and MOD-formatted files. The convenience of these play-only utilities is getting more and more compromised with all the proprietary formats that are floating around in the public domain. While DeluxeMusic 2.0 records pitch values accurately, it still can’t record timing values in a meaningful way when you play live from your MIDI keyboard. In Conclusion ()ffering full support for The One-Stop Music Shop (Blue Ribbon Sound- Works), DeluxeMusic 2.0 does mix well with at least one popular third-party hardware package. If you’re looking strictly for a MIDI sequencer, you're probably better of I with the software from Dr. T’s or Blue Ribbon. KCS and Bnrs&Pipes are designed to handle anything from simple step entry to fullblown multimedia presentations; DeluxeMusic 2.0 is not. My experience aside, the best reason to consider this program is for its notation features. Bar&Pipes Professional 2.0 still doesn’t cut it as a notation program, and Dr. Ts has gone so far as to offer The Copyist, a dedicated notation program. There are some further concerns, however. Electronic Arts cautions that its MIDI-file importation is a bit shaky at this time. You can take your chances try- insr. Or you can enter your score into DeluxeMusic 2.0 by hand or import it as a SMUS file (some Amiga sequencer packages can save in SMUS format). These issues aside, DeluxeMusic 2.0 will probably satisfy those who asked for it. It is cleaned up and is now a 90s program, it fills a unique niche in Amiga software history, and it certainly deserves a look if you like to make music on your Amiga. Rick Man a sci ¦ Toaster ToolKit 4000 An indispensibie collection of utilities for Video Toaster 2.0, 3.0 and 4000 users. Toaster Sequence Editor • Toaster Project Editor • AnimToFX • FXToAnim • Color Font Converter
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- J' 'f r ¦ 1 r* ¦ r n III )L 100 items specially designed for use with your A1200 or A4000. IF YOU OWN an AGA Amiga or are thinking of buying one, n o 7 0' you know that most current Amiga software will run on A] 200s n and A4000s except for certain games and applications that balk at accelerated processors. And as for hardware, anything old or new that Iits onto the expansion ports common to all Ami- gas (such as audio and video digitizers that hook up to serial ports, input output expanders that add extra parallel ports, and so on) will work on the new machines. Furthermore, most Zorro II III cards that fit in the A2000 and A3000 also work with the Amiga 4000. But if you like to use the special features of your AGA computer, you may he wondering which of the many products on the market take particular advantage of it. Which give you those great high-color displays? Which run in Productivity mode? Which are custom-made for your Amiga model? Many products advertise that they are “AGA compatible,” but just what does that mean, given that AGA machines oiler selectable chip sets for downward compatibility? We've been investigating this issue and are pleased to present a guide to more than 100 products that we know take advantage of, or at least acknowledge, AGA features. These are software packages that employ the AGA chip set, hardware that comes with AGA software, or boards that are either A1200 or A4000 specific. We’ve broken the Field into four main categories: Business and Productivity Software and Utilities (pp. 26-27); Graphics, Animation, Video, and Music Software (pp. 27-29); Video, Graphics, and Sound Hardware (pp. 30-31); and Expansion Hardware, which is divided between A1200 (pp 31-33) and A4000 (p. 33) items. Besides describing the products, we’ve tried to give you an idea of how they employ AGA features. At the end of the article, we offer a glimpse of some of the new products you can expect to sec coming out for AGA Amigas. But it’s only a peek. More developments are underway, but the manufacturers are not yet ready to talk about them. We’ll he sure to cover them as they become available. Remember: I his is not a guide to all products that work on AGA machines. That kind of listing would surely take up the entire issue. These are products that have either been developed or revamped with AGA machines in mind. Also realize that not all software benefits you by employing AGA features. A music program that puts up a high-color display, for instance, might suffer in terms of performance. ? BY SHELDON LEEMON, DENNY ATKIN, DAVE JOHNSON, FRED HURTEAU, AND THE EDITORS OFAMIGAWORLD AmigaVision Professional $ 399, Commodore Commodore’s multimedia authoring software is a powerful programming environment that is easy to use, but much to the company's embarrassment, the first versions weren’t compatible with CD IV or the new ACA computers. This version is AGA capable, but just barely. You can now load pictures saved in AGA modes, but there are still no controls for creating your own AGA-niode screens from within the application. CanDo $ 199.95, INOVAtronics An object-oriented authoring system that allows even the novice programmer to design Amiga applications, CanDo provides access to most AmigaDOS features, including all varieties of buttons, menus, and requesters. The newest version, 2.5 1, lets you build applications on any legal screen, including 256-color and HAMS displays. Applications can also make use of Ami- gaGuidc help files. DesignWorks $ 75, New Horizons DesignWorks 1.0 is a structured-drawing program that’s notable primarily for its simplicity and bargain price. Only PageStream can import itsoullinc-lbrmat images (not even ProWrite supports its IFF DRAW format), although you can export bitmapped images for use with other programs. AGA support is limited to the program’s ability to run in Superllires and Productivity modes; there’s no 250-color support. Directory Opus $ 99.95, INOVAtronics Final Writer Probably the most full-featured file-manage- menl program available for the Amiga, INOVatronics* Directory Opus 4.11 can display nearly any file, including AGA still images and animations. The program can run in high AGA resolutions, allowing you to see more files onscreen. You can program the customizable buttons with built-in functions or your own Arcxx macros, but there are so many file manipulations built into Opus that you’ll have a tough time finding new things for it to do. Final Copy II $ 99.95, SoftWood Final Copy is the word processor of choice for graphics-intense output. It is part page-layout program, in fact, with its style sheets, structured-drawing tools, and variable zoom. Final Copy runs in any resolution and any number of colors (up to 256) supported by the AGA chi]) set. Though its option to display graphics in gray is generally the most useful. Final Writer $ 199.95. SoftWood Business and productivity Software and Utilities A superset of Final Copy II, Final Writer is a powerful and highly customizable word processor that features extensive Arexx support, an auto-save function, and good font handling. Flow $ I 10. New Horizons Flow 3.1 is a traditional idea-ouilining system. It nests your text in multiple levels of indents, up to 16 deep, and shows or hides any pan of the document vou choose. Flow can run on the Workbench to take advantage of high-resolu- tion AGA displays, but because you cannot embed graphics within a Flow outline, high-color support isn’t particularly relevant. Gold Disk Office 3.0 $ 199.95, Gold Disk Five business-oriented programs (a desktop publisher, word processor, spreadsheet, database, and graph generator) under one roof. All take advantage of the AGA chip set. Especially the desktop-publishing software, which also uses Compugraphic fonts. PC-Task 2.0 $ 39.95, Dev Ware This software-based PC emulator lets you run MS-DOS programs on your .Amiga. It provides VGA emulation on any .Amiga and offers AGA owners something special: Super-V( i.A emulation. PageSetter 3 $ 99.95, Gold Disk Gold Disk’s entry-level page-layout program may not have all the features of Professional Page, the company’s high-end desktop-publishing product, but with support for Compu- graphic outline fonts and bitmapped and structured graphics, it has more than enough power to satisfy those who need to make the occasional liver, invitation, or sign. The casual user will also be satisfied with the price (about hall that of full-blown publishing programs). On AGA machines, graphics can be displayed with up to 256 colors on screen at once, PageStream 3.0 $ 395, Sofl-Logik PageStream 2.2 is a high-powered page-layout package disguised as an easy-to-use Amiga program. PageStream’s manv strengths include O O O flexible layout and drawing tools, a wealth of importable graphic formats, and HotLinks a utility that lets you edit text or graphics in another program and have the changes immediately updated in your PageStream document. You’ll have to wait for PageStream 3.0 (due to ship soon) for WYSIWYG color displays, but PageStream already runs on AGA screens, including Super72 800x600. Professional Calc 2.0
5199. 95, Gold Disk The most professional and up-to-clate spreadsheet for the Amiga, ProCaic adds such features as full Arexx support to the usual complement of mathematical manipulations. Why add AGA support to a spreadsheet? For charts and graphics, ol course. ProCaic formerly used dithering for charts with more than eight colors, but I his version lets AGA owners create a pie chart with up to 256 slices, each in a different color. You can also select any screen mode from the display database, including large scrolling screens. Professional Page $ 295, Gold Disk Pro Page 4.1 is a high-level desktop-publishing program that supports everything from dotmatrix printers to professional imagesetters. A pioneer in color DTP, Pro Page 4.1 loads 24-hit images and sports complete color-separation support. Arexx programmability and a full suite of included macros gives the program great llexibility. You can display your document in 256 colors in various AGA resolutions, including Super72, making proofing color documents on screen much easier. ProWrite
599. 95, New Horizons ProWrite 3.3 is one of die Amiga’s most powerful word processors. It has a full set of editing tools, a large dictionary and thesaurus, and support for multiple columns and Compu- grapliic fonts, ProWrite runs in any inode except HAM8, though its clumsy paleLte controls occasionally make high-color displays a challenge to configure, QuickWrite $ 50, New Horizons QuickWrite 1.1 is a simple word processor that's ideal for folks with floppy-only A1200 systems. This stripped-down version of ProWrite doesn’t support bitmapped fonts or images in documents, but it doesn’t require a lot of memory or space either. It’s very easy to learn, and is great for folks whose word-processing needs don't go much past the occasional letter to Mom. It supports Productivity mode (as well as Super- I fires) for a high-resolution, flicker-free display on AGA machines. Sbase Personal 4 SI49, Oxxi Personal is a cut-down version of Sbase Pro, but not that much was left out. The data programming language is gone, as is support for macro keys. Everything else is pretty much the same, however, including support for 256- color data entry forms and reports on AGA machines. Sbase Professional 4 S299, Oxxi The new version, 1.3, is the only really full- featured, programmable database for the Amiga. It conies complete with its own database programming language, Arexx interface, built-in communications capability, and forms report editor. The latest version lets you build custom data-cntry forms with up to 256 colors on screen at once for AGA users. TypeSmith $ 199.95, Soft-Logik TypeSmith is a must-have for the Amiga typographer. Not only can you design your own fonts in PostScript, Amiga, and Compugraphic formats, but you can also convert from one format to another a great way to bring all those public- domain PostScript fonts to your Amiga programs. It runs in all appropriate AGA screen modes, but unfortunately it does not read TrueType fonts, the most abundant in the PL) arena. Wordworth 2 AGA £129.99, Digit a International One of the most widely acclaimed word processors in Europe, Wordworth 2 AGA takes full advantage ol AGA screen modes and supports Compugraphic fonts. Digita has no US distributor at the moment, but plans to work with one in ’94. Graphics, Animation, Video, and Music Software Anim Workshop 2.0 $ 159.95, Axiom Software Used with ASDG’s ADPro, Anim Workshop lets vou create and control your ANIM files. Art Department Professional 2.3 $ 299, ASDG ADPro 2.3 is an indispensable image-processing and -manipulation program for all graphics from desktop publishing to video, h performs image merging, matrix filtering, rescaling, rotations, flips, negative, color, and brightness adjustments, and dozens of other operations with 24-bit quality. It loads, converts, and saves in almost any Amiga or non-Amiga image format from Pcs to Sun workstations to PostScript. Formats not covered by the main program are supported through the Professional Conversion Pack ($ 90), which adds input and output capability for the TIFF, Targa, X Windows, Sun Raster, PICT, and Rendition formats of other ? Computer platforms. ADPro also accesses most 24-bit display devices. Arexx compatibility greatly expands ADPro’s capabilities, as do its many add-on modules. ProCON I ROI. ($ 90), for instance, is a point- and-click batch-processing front end that lets you easily set up custom processing and special- effects procedures without Arexx programming skills. Several drivers and interface kits ($ 200 to $ 499) allow access to popular scanners and film recorders from such companies as Sharp, Polaroid, and Hewlett-Packard. Brilliance $ 250, Digital Creations Brilliance (with True Brilliance included) is a 2-
I) paint and animation program for all Amiga image formats from two-color to 11 AMS. It can load, paint, and save 16-million color images maintaining 24-bit accuracy. Brilliance includes such basic image-processing functions as negative, colorize. NOT, tint, brighten, and darken, and supports OptCode5 and OptCocle8 animation Formats. It has no Arexx support and a hardware dongle is included. Caiigari 24 $ 199, Octree Software Caiigari 24 is a mature, user-friendly 3-1) mod- u cling, rendering, and animation program. Caiigari offers organic deformation, hierarchical and keyframe animation, and a great interface. O On AGA machines, output can be saved as 1IAM8 images to create nearly true-color animations, which can be played directly from RAM. Because the program runs outside the operating system, however, its design screens cannot be promoted and thus flicker. Caiigari Broadcast $ 595, Octree Software A superset of Caiigari 24, Broadcast’s major distinctions are its ability to animate free-form deformations and its dongle. Cocoon Morph $ 99.95, Dev Ware Fast, easy-to-use morphing program that lets you load any IFF image (including AGA), and save frames in 24-bit, HAM, IIAM8, or 16- level gray-scale formats. DeluxeMusic 2.0 .$ 129.95, Electronic Arts DeluxeMusic 2.0 is a modernized version of the old Amiga classic, Deluxe Music Construction Set. It is a music-notation and -playback system that lets you build music using either the Amiga’s four resident voices or MIDI instruments. Not only does the program break the old chip- memory limitation, but it now operates in any resolution, including AGA modes. DeluxePaint IV AGA S 199.95, Electronic Arts DeluxePaint IV provides 2-D painting and Opcodes animations in a single program, utilizing all Amiga screen inodes from two-color to 11AM8. It loads and converts 24-bit images to the current screen format, but does not maintain 24-bit color data. Though DeluxePaint has no Arexx support, its screen image can be accessed from Art Department Professional. Manipulated, and then sent back to the DeluxePaint screen buffer for further painting when both programs arc running. FractalPro $ 199.95, MegageM FractalPro is a fractal-art and -animation program that offers ten base equations to render from, nearly infinite zooming, and a wealth of animation tools for professionally rendered chaos. While Fractal Pro's palette tools are rudimentary and it doesn’t render in the Super72 800x600 resolution, it handles other 256-color and IIAM8 modes admirably. I m age FX $ 429, GVP ImageFX is a do-everything image-processing program. It paints, it scans, it morphs, ii converts, and it warps; with its complete Arexx implementation you could probably train ii to do windows. Virtual memory support lets you use hard-drive space as RAM when RAM is scarce. ImageFX renders to any FCS or AGA screen mode, as well as most third-party graphics cards. Imagemaster R t $ 299.95. Black Belt Systems Imagemaster R t is a powerhouse image- processing system that works best with a fast processor, lots of memory, and AGA or a supported 24-bit display card. With a few hundred processing tools, a powerful painting module, and built-in 2-D morphing, there is little that Imagemaster can’t do. Using the AGA chip set, Imagemaster displays in 256 colors or HAM8. Imagine S695, Impulse An incredibly powerful 3-D rendering program, Imagine is one of those programs with a steep learning curve that you’ll be happy you climbed. You need an image-processing program to port Imagine 2.0’s 24-bit output to AGA formats, but the new Imagine 3.0 supports AGA right out of the box, and adds such features as particle animation, kinematic-motion control, deformation, and a 3-1) font editor. Magic Lantern $ 95, Terra Nova Development Magic Lantern plays 24-bit animations from a hard-disk or RAM. Supports several 24-bit boards; look for upcoming releases of new drivers for other boards in the near future. MathVISION $ 223, Seven Seas Software A fascinating program that creates dazzling screen displays from mathematical functions, MathVISION 2.4 was recently updated. It now offers full AGA support and extended color- cycling support for ECS Amigas, ' Seven Seas’ MathVISION Video Gold ($ 749) is a bundle containing MathVISION 2.4, an 800 number with 1.5 hours of training, e-mail support, an electronic newsletter, ancl a year of free upgrades. MONTAGE 24 $ 399.95, InnoVision Technology MONTAGE is the first dedicated titling package to take full advantage of the potential of expanded color resolution for video applications. It includes advanced features such as interactive resizing of text (using the mouse to stretch a title to O v o a new size), smooth color spreads within text characters. Embossing, and translucency. The first version was limited to the Video Toaster 4900, but MONTAGE 2-4 works with AGA machines, OpalVision, and CAT’s IY24. (For further details, see the review on p. 10.) MorphPlus $ 295, ASDG This program performs morphing (changing one image into another over a series of frames), and other special effects such as perspective rotation, twirls and ripples, either on still images or an animated series of images. One of the premiere programs in the industry, MorphPlus is currently being used in a number of network television productions and Hollywood movies. Although professional users are likely to lake the 24-bit images that the program produces to a single-frame recorder, AGA owners can create HAM8 animations of video quality that play back at speeds of up to 30 frames per second. MultiFrame S129.95, MacroSystem US This graphics batch-processing program comes in two versions: one that works with ASIXi’s ADPro, and one for use with Black Belt’s 1m- agemaster. The program will open on AGA screens; it can run multiple images through a single process and save them in another Ibtv mat, including HAM8. PEGGER $ 99.95, Heifner Communications PEGGER compresses those huge 24-bit IFF. Toaster Framestore, and HAMS pictures into the compact JPEG graphics format, saving oodles of hard-drive space. You can use PEGGER to compress liles in batches, or you can have it "snoop" loads and saves into various directories. The latter capability in effect adds [PEG support to programs (such as Brilliance) that don’t have it. Personal Paint $ 98, Cloanto Haitex Resources Personal Paint is a 2-D paint program with inanv image-processing functions, including matrix filters, and good color-reduction and dithering routines. It handles only register- based palettes of 2 to 256 colors (no HAM or 24-bit). It loads and saves in IFF, PCX, and GIF, plus its own Encrypted format with password protection, and C source-code format. Personal Paint supports retargettable graphics, and its keyboard equivalents and menu languages are user-configurable and easily customized. O J Real3D $ 699, Realsoft Real3L), a Finnish 3-D animation, modeling, and rendering program, can create incredibly life-like images through its depth-of-field, soft- shadow, and atmospheric effects. Dazzling animations are possible using features such as collision detection, behavioral animation, and motion blur. There's full AGA support for both editing and rendering, and its "zero wait-state design” allows you to continue modeling while your scene renders, Scala MM210 $ 399, Scala Inc, The premiere poim-and-click multimedia program, Scala makes it easy for you to combine pictures, sounds, music, and animation into an eye- and ear-catching presentation. This version was updated to allow it to load AGA pictures and animations- 256-color or HAM8. The soon-to-be-released MM300 version should offer even more AGA and 3.0 features. Scenery Animator 4.0 $ 99.95, Natural Graphics Scenery Animator is a 3-D landscape rendering and animation program, offering IFF, 24-bit, HAM and HAMS, 256 color, PCX, and DCTV formats. It draws fractal landscapes, plus real landscapes from Earth or other planets, using digital-elevalion satellite map data. Scenety Animator allows random and individual user- placed 3-D fractal trees. You can position and animate GEO format (VideoScape) 3-D objects as well. Disks featuring additional landscapes are available. VideoStage Pro $ 179, Oxxi A video-titling system that takes advantage of AGA display modes and colors. Controls genlocks, supports Colorfonts, and offers full control of ANIM files. Yideographers will appreciate its ability to detect "hot” colors for video. Vista Pro 3.0 S99.95, Virtual Reality Labs VistaPro 3.0 is a landscape generator capable of creating complex, natural scenes of infinite variety. You control such details as the camera’s field of view, snow lines and treelines, the placement ? Of lakes and rivers, and even roads and buildings in the scene. YistaPro supports AGA output, so von can create nearly true-color animations us- g v p k o i) i c t s (j i i d i: J * mg the script language or optional MakePath Video, Graphics, and Sound Hardware ColorBurst from $ 549, Mi graph Colorburst is a high-color hand scanner, You can choose from a variety of resolutions ranging from 262,144 colors in 200 dots per inch (dpi) to 64 shades of gray in 400 dpi. An AGA display allows you to view images as they are scanned. DC TV $ 299, Digital Creations DC IY is a high-color expansion box that outputs television-style composite video. It allows any Amiga owner to animate screens with thousands of colors at speeds of up to 30 frames per second. Animations play back even faster on AGA machines because of improved graphics performance. The box connects between the Amiga and the monitor, however, and does not i i pass through hi-res AGA screen modes like DblNTSC correctly, so you’ll probably want to unplug it when using those modes. DSS16 $ 449, GVP This 16-bit audio digitizer playback PCMCIA card lets you sample, mix, and play audio. Features a 48 Khz sampling rate for CD-quality sound, dircct-to-disk recording mechanism, and the ability to edit samples larger than available memory. W hile the software does not take advantage of AGA modes, this is intentional because high-color displays would slow the sampler's performance. Flipper $ 399, GVP This 16-bit audio digitizer playback unit is basically the same as the DSS16 but it connects to the DPP option port of GY P’s A1230 Turbo + Performance Series II card instead of to the A1200*5 PCMCIA port. This connection allows full DMA capability, enabling Flipper to perform better. However, it also excludes SCSI connection on the Series II card. G-Lock $ 499, GVP CA P brings a new level of versatility to the lowly genlock. This model accepts video in composite or Y C (S-VHS) formats, and outputs in those formats as well as component (YL Y). Another unique feature is a built-in audio mixer, which allows you to mix a second audio channel (music or computer sound effects) with your tape’s audio track. Aconlrol-panel program lets you adjust all settings in software. Although G- Lock can display enhanced-color NTSC or PAL modes such as HAMS, it will not pass through modes such as Super72 and DblNTSC that are not compatible with television-style video you'll have to unplug it to use those modes. IV-24 A400Q GVP A complete hardware software video solution revamped to take advantage of the A4000, this version provides 24-bit display manipulation, video frame buffer grabbing, genlock, switcher, and video output. Software includes a 3-D t enderer (Caligari 24), 24-bit paint program (Macrofaint), image manipulator (Desktop Darkroom), video switching (my I AD), and several utilities. Simpatica 2.0 £350, Optonica Single-frame rendering animation controller lets you display AGA screens and render them to tape sequentially. The product supports RS4 22A video decks. SuperGen SX $ 749, Digital Creations Digital Creations has added S-YHS compatibility to its external SuperGen. W hile this new model retains all of the outstanding features of its predecessor (hardware dissolve controls, sof tware controls, Key Out jack, etc.), it adds a unique new feature a genlock disable for AGA machines. That means you don’t have to unplug the unit to use the new high-scanning screen modes like DblNTSC with the SuperGenSX, as you do with almost every other genlock. TBCPlus $ 999, GVP This card operates a lime-base corrector for broadcast-quality video processing. Although the hardware is not A4000 specific, the software does support AGA modes. Video Toaster 4000 $ 2499, NewTek The latest version of this “broadcast studio in a box” uses the A4000’s eight-bit HAM mode to add another layer of 262,000-color graphics. The result is a new set of effects that incorporate photo-realistic full-color pictures and animations, and the ability to create and play back high-color LightWave animations out of RAM at 30 frames per second, without an expensive single-frame recorder. Vidi-12 a (; a v r o i) i c r s a u i i) i; SI79. Rombo Haitex Resources This video digitizer captures color images in less than a second and monochrome pictures in real time. It plugs into the parallel port, and supports display resolutions to 640x400 and screen modes including HAM-E. Vidi Amiga Sound 8c Vision $ 2.49, Rombo Haitex Resources Combines the image-digitizing capabilities of Vidi-12 with digital audio sampling and effects in mono or stereo. Features composite or S-YHS inputs and a parallel-through port. V-Lab from $ 499.95, MacroSystem US Y-I.ab is a hardware software product for sequential and time-lapse grabbing of fields or frames from videotape or a video camera. The board uses a Zorro slot and does not interfere with genlock timing. Input is composite video, output is image files. It provides grav-scale pic- ture-in-picture preview, basic color and balance processing of images, and saves in any Amiga format including HAM8 and 24-bit. Y-Lab has extensive Arexx support, and does not require time-base correction of videotape input. The Y C version adds S-Yl IS capabilities. Exfansion Hardware A1200 Peripherals 2 to 3 IDE $ 50, Elite Microcomputers Internal IDE connector allows von to keep your A 1200’s internal hard drive while still being able to access two external IDE drives. A1208 SCSI RAM + $ 249, GVP Multifunction board plugs into the A 1200’s trap door and combines a high-speed SCSI controller, SMB RAM expansion, and a math coprocessor. A1230 Turbo + $ 449. GVP Your Amiga 1200 may look like an A500, bur with the CA P A1230 it will act more like an A1000! This easily-installed plug-in board combines a 40 Mhz 6SEC030 processor with 32-bit memory sockets and a socket for a math co- J processor. A1230 Turbo+ Performance Series II S749, GVP This updated release of the A1230 Turbo + features a 50 Mhz 68040, plus a battery-backed clock and DPP (DMA Peripheral Port). The DPP allows you to add an option such as GVP’s A1291 SCSI controller or t he company’s Flipper 16-bit sound card. If the 50 Mhz accelerator provides more power than you really need, stay tuned For the scaled-back version, which will offer all the Performance Series II options but with a 40 Mhz 68030 processor and a lower price tag. A1291 SCSI Kit S99, GVP The SCSI interface that plugs into the DMA port of GY 'P’s A1230 Turbo + Performance Series II board. Back Pack SI35, Elite Microcomputers Allows you to add not just one but two expansion boards to the A 1200’s trap-door slot. BaseBoard 1200c SI8.95, Expansion Systems This low-cost real-time, battery-backed clock calendar plugs onto die dock header on the motherboard. It installs without requiring you to remove the main RF shield and allows re- installation of the clock shield. BaseBoard 1208 from $ 159, Expansion Systems Combination expansion board for the A120Q’s trap-door slot offers FPU, clock, and up to SMB RAM. The board accommodates the DataFIyer 1200s to provide control for SCSI devices. Blizzard 1200 4 $ 299, Advanced Systems & Software Providing 4MB of Factory-installed RAM and allowing for an additional 4 MB (SI 99), the Blizzard board installs in the A 1200’s trap-door slot. Besides RAM, the board features a battery- backed clock. DataFIyer 1200s $ 99.95, Expansion Systems This SCSI host adapter connects to Expansion Systems’ BaseBoard 1208 card and comes with Auto-Install software. It fits inside the A1200’s case and ports out the back; external drive cases are available. DataFIyer XDS S99-S189, Expansion Systems External chassis for adding one 3.5-inch IDE or SCSI hard drive. Comes with all hardware (including cables) and software necessary for installation. Accommodates the XDS Second Chassis, which allows you to add yet another external drive. DataFIyer 105SQ from S799, Expansion Systems Compact external 105MB SyQuest reinovable- cartridge drive in IDE format designed for the A1200. A (i A P K 0 1) I C T S (ill I) E DKB 1202
5149. 95, DKB This plug-in board provides most of what Commodore left out of the Amiga 1200; up to eight megabytes of 32-hit fast RAM. A socket for a Q math co-processor, and a battery-backed clock calendar. The 32-bit RAM not only makes the computer operate about twice as quickly, but also allows you to better take advantage of the computer’s ability to create large screens with lots of colors. I-Card S299. Ititenuorks Ail Ethernet networking card for your A1200’s PCMCIA slot, the I-Card comes with a IG-bii Ethernet adapter and a SANA-II compatible driver. MBX I200z from SI49, Microbotics Microbotics’ MBX 1200 . Fits in the Lrap-cloor expansion slot of your A1200 and adds a math co-processor (a 14 Mhz 68881 is included; t hat s upgradable to a 50 MI Iz 68882). A SIMM socket for 32-bit fast RAM expansion (1, 2, 4, or 8MB), and a battery-backed real-time clock. Rendering projects will get a big speed-up from the math co-processor, and the 32-bit RAM will almost double the speed of your A1200. M1230 XA from 5399, Microbotics The Ml230 XA accelerator gives your A1200 near A4000-level performance. Models are available with 40 Mhz 68EC030 or 50 Mhz 68030 chips. There’s also a 68882 math coprocessor, a socket that accepts a single 32-bit RAM SIMM up to 128MB in size, and a battery- backed real-time clock. With this board in place, the A1200 benchmarks at 1.16 times the integer speed of an A4000, and 0,54 times the floating-point performance. NakeD 1200 598, Pre’spect Technics This interface card adds two slots that allow von to connect Zorro II (A2000-style) cards to vour A1200. PCMCIA Ethernet $ 299. AMIGA Business Computers I his adapter allows local Ethernet peer-to-peer networking through the PCMCIA slot of the A1200. The unit works with AMIGA's network software and with Ethernet cards from Commodore (the A2065) and AS DC. PCMCIA Dual-Serial Adapter $ 199, AMIGA Business Computers Want to add an extra serial port to your A1200 to run a modem, credit-card reader, touch screen, or some other serial device? With this card and the software that comes with it you are able to drive such peripherals via the PCMCIA slot. Power Box S1 75, Elite Microcomputers This external hard-drive chassis accommodates two 5.25-inch drives. It comes with a boosted power supply, which replaces the one that comes standard with the A1200. Psram from $ 97, New Media New Media’s Psram easily plugs into the PCMCIA slot on an A1200 and adds up to 4MB of auto-configuring RAM. Because it's dynamic 16-hit RAM, though, you don’t get the speed increase associated with the 32-bit trap-door RAW on the A1200. In fact, it slows the A1200 by about 30%. This is a good solution for budget- minded A1200 owners or for those who need to quicklv move the RAM expansion between multiple machines. The Clock
519. 95, DKB Real-time battery-backed clock fits into the A 1200’s internal clock port, leaving the main expansion port free. Kickstarl automatically recognizes the clock on boot-up. 12 A’ Clock
534. 95, Microbotics Tired of your A1200 asking you for the time? Microbotics’ 12 A (dock adds a battery-backed real-time clock to your system. You'll have to open your machine's case to install it on the motherboard dock connector, but it leaves your trap-door slot open for further expansion. Once in place the dock is automatically recognized by Kickstart 3 when you hoot your A1200. Twelve Gauge from $ 599, CSA II you want all the power options an accelerated processor (33 or 50 MI Iz 68030), math coprocessor, RAM expansion (up to 32MB), and a SCSI controller on one trap-door board for vour A1200, this is it. It’s currently the onlv r J J product that offers this set of upgrades. While its SCSI controller proved slower than that of GVP’s SCSI RAM 4- in our recent tests, CSA has been working on an improved version. As far as computational speed, Twelve Gauge is among the two fastest along with MicroBotics* M1230XA. A new option that should be available bv the time you read this will add networking capabilities to the Twelve Gauge. CSA-Net, a factory upgrade, is designed to work with Interworks’ ENLAN-DFS software. Viper 1230 from $ 499,1 CD Expansion hoard for the trap-door slot with 68030 accelerator, clock, and sockets for up to 32MB RAM and optional FPU. Viper S2 $ 199, ICD SCSI-2 host adapter plugs into Viper 1230. A4000 Peripherals A4000-040 40MHz GVP This 10MHz 68040 accelerator for the A4000 features 32MB of RAM. You can add 96MB more memory with a RAM expansion module; a SCSI-2 fast DMA option is also available. A4091 $ 549.95, DKR Commodore slopped producing its long-awaited fast SCSI-2 hard drive controller for the 4000, but DKB has picked the product up. Multi-megabyte per second transfer rates give the A4000 the muscle needed for real-time video playback from hard drive. A4098 GVP Zorro-III SCSI-2 fast controller card with up to 128MB of RAM using industry-standard 72-pin SIMMs. A-Max $ 499.95, Ready Soft Available as a stand-alone product or as an update for owners of the A-Max II Plus board, the A-Max IV Mac emulator adds color support, support for third-party graphics cards, and the ability to multitask Mac emulation with Amiga software. Requiring a Zorro slot, the board sports two AppleTalk- and MIDI-compatible serial ports, and can read both low- and high- density Mac disks with a high-density Amiga drive. The A4000 supports Mac 256-color displays directly. DataFlyer 4000SX S129. Expansion Systems SCSI 16-bit host adapter. Includes special software, including an auto-diskchange program for automatically recognizing disk swaps when using Bernoulli, SyQuest, and Floptical drives. DataFlyer 105SQ from $ 709.95, Expansion Systems Compact 105MB SyQuest removablc-cartridge drive in both IDF. And SCSI models, and in internal and external versions. Special ROM corrects die A4000Ts inability to automatically recognize disk changes. Lower-cost versions come without controller; AdOOO’s embedded controller does not support the system, but those from ICD and Expansion Systems are known to work. DKB 3128 S374.95, DKB The Toaster 4000’s ability to play back AGA Light Wave animations is limited by memory,
o and with 18 megabytes, you get only about six seconds’ worth. DKB’s new A4000 memory board allows you to add up to 128MB per board, extending playback time of LightWave animations to over half a minute. Unlike some boards, the 3128 lets you add one memory module at a time, and mix SIMM sizes, Emplant from $ 279.95, Utilities Unlimited Emplant is a color Macintosh emulator for Zorro- slot equipped Ainigas, It takes advantage of AGA modes to provide emulation of 256-color M acintosh graphics modes in DblNTSC and Sttper72 modes; 24-bit is possible with third- party graphics cards. Mac software can be multitasked with Amiga programs. The board is available with optional SCSI and AppleTalk serial ports. Utilities Unlimited promises other emulations in the future, including IBM 386 and Sega Genesis modules. Fastlane Z3 $ 599, Advanced Systems csf Software This full-length Zorro 111 card combines a fast SCSI-2 DMA controller with memory expansion. The board holds 16 SIMM sockets that can accept up to 64MB of 32-bit RAM; an optional upgrade kit lets you add a full 256 megabytes. X-Calibur SI 199, Micro R&D This RAM card, with four SIMM sockets for up to 128MB, fits under your A40()0 s 68040 processor chip, leaving your slots available for other types of expansion. With the RAM at that location, the ‘040 chip can address it faster than normal, which is why X-Calibur promises to nearly double your processing speed. Coming Attractions: In researching AGA compatibility, we learned of a few upcoming products you can look for to provide special AGA features. Gold Disk's Professional Draw 4.0, scheduled for release in early 94, is one, and a PCMCIA version of the Emplant (Utilities Unlimited) emulator is in the works for the A1200. DKB is getting close to releasing an accelerator for the A1200 that will also provide a SCSI-2 drive controller. On the software side, Optonica has promised an authoring system for creating CD32 tides. .Another program, Multi Layer (on die way from MacroSvstemUS), will provide digital image compositing to users of ADProand Imagemaster. Look for more on these and other products in future issues. ¦ '.ait**! % With their pressure-sensitive cordless pens, lightweight portable designs, and precise accuracy, the latest electronic digitizing tablets are no longer mere novelty ifems to today's artists, engineers, and general graphics enthusiasts. Bile the Amiga lias always been a great computer for graphics, one of the better tools for drawing and painting the digitizing tablet has not received serious attention from Amiga develop ers, W hile the old Anakin Easyl was interesting way back when, it seems primitive by the standard' of today’s tablets for the PC and Mac platforms. Lightweight frames, highly flexible pressure sensitive pens, and cordless models make the older tablets seem like museum pieces. Fortunately, many of these innovations have finally reached the Amiga market, and a growing variety of digitizing tablets are now available to Amiga users. The Tablet Versus the Mouse What advantages do tablets offer over mouse control? Although the mouse allows for fairly good precision and control, it feels very unnatural to traditional artists and others who have worked with pens, pencils, and brushes all their lives. The digitizing tablet can be ised with a stylus that looks and leek like a pen, providing you with a much more natural transition to computer graphics. Many people, however including artists can adapt to using a mouse without a great deal of trouble. Vet, there are other, more fundamental differences between tablet and mouse. The mouse is a “non- relative'’ device that is, if you move your mouse to the right, say, then lift it up and place it back where you started, your screen cursor is going to stay at the same spot on the screen where you stopped vout movement even though the mouse is now back in its original position. Why this occurs has to do with .n o dc p dy'cx.de the way the mouse interacts with the computer. The mouse uses a small ball as a traction device. The ball activates two rollers, one that measures vertical rotation anti the other horizontal rotation. As you move your mouse, the ball rotates anti the sensors send the computer the rotation information, basically telling it how far the mouse has traveled in any direction. If you move your mouse to the left and down, for example, both sensors are activated and the pointer travels in the same direction on the screen. A digitizing tablet, on the other hand, is a “relative” device in that even' position on the tablet's surface has a fixed coordinate that is relative to a cursor position on the screen. When you place your sty lus at a certain position on the pad, the screen pointer will be placed at exactly the same relative position. If you lilt your stylus and place it across the tablet surface, your screen pointer will also be placed across the screen. This fixed-coordinate system offers several advantages. Not only does it feel more natural for people who are used to working on paper, but it also gives the user more precision, as the stylus can he placed on a specific area. One benefit of this is that you can easily trace drawings by placing them on top of your digitizing tablet. As you move your stylus over the lines, a direct translation of the movements appears on screen. This can be useful not only for sketching and painting, but also for transferring technical drawings and blueprints for use with CAD and 3-D rendering programs. Another advantage of digitizing tablets is that you never have to deal with awkward, jerky movements from mouse drag caused by rollers inside the mouse becoming dirty and starting to slip. With no moving parts to contend with, tablets always provide smooth, steady movement. A Matter of Great Sensitivity The feature, though, that really distinguishes tablets from other computer-graphics tools is the newly developed pressure-sensitive pen a special stylus that can sense the pressure you apply to the tip as you draw or paint on the tablet’s surface. Again, this is a more natural approximation of how one uses a pen or pencil, a brush, or any other artistic tool. But, perhaps more importantly, this pressure-sensitivity information can be used by a growing number of programs to make the results of electronic painting more accurate and realistic. For instance, Centaur’s OpalPaint can use the pressure information from a tablet’s stylus to control such parameters as amount of paint applied, amount of transparency, brush stroke width, and so on. Thus, as with traditional methods, if you press your stylus harder on the tablet’s surface, more paint is applied and the brush stroke looks broader. If you apply less pressure, the stroke looks thinner and less paint is applied. The better pressure-sensitive tablets offer numerous sensitivity levels, so you can vary the pressure as you paint and the resulting brush stroke will look uneven very much like using traditional methods. You end up with a much more realistic image, as opposed to one with lines of even intensity and width applied with a mouse. Currently, besides Opal Paint, there are several other Amiga programs 1 know of that can make use of pressure information from tablets, including CAT's ImageEX and Electronic Arts’ DeluxePaint. I-or the Amiga to be able to read the pressure information coming from digitizing tablets, special driver software is necessary. TriMedia offers excellent drivers, including those Ibr the CalComp tablets it markets for the Amiga, as well as the driver software it licenses to Wacom for that company’s line of Amiga tablets. Soon, however, Commodore’s Workbench 3.0 release will read pressure information directly not only saving the user from having to install special drivers, but also in all likelihood spurring more developers to make use of pressure-sensitivity capabilities in future releases of their software. One final point to make before we look at specific tablet models is this: Remember, when you work with a digitizing tablet you don’t have to give up the use of your mouse. Since the mouse uses a game port and the tablet uses the serial port, you can use both together (allhough not simultaneously because if you move both at the j same time you end up with conflicting information). You may liud this to be very useful, as some styluses lack the equivalent of the right mouse button. Besides, you can pick the tool of your choice for a particular use, giving you the best of both worlds. I'HE DIGITT .ING TABLE TS evaln- ated for this article are all packages comprising tablets (with pens) manufactured by one company and driver software developed by another. In the case of the SummaSketch pads AproDraw software, you must buy each component separately. The TriMedia offerings (DrawingSlate and DrawingBoard III) are Cal- Comp tablets with TriMedia software, but both packages are distributed by TriMedia. Tlie Wacom tablets (SD420E, UD0608R. And UD1212R) use TriMedia drivers, but you can purchase entire packages from Wacom or buy the software separately from TriMedia. 1 chose four of the tablets to evaluate for the purpose T V 15 I E T S of this article but check the “Digitizing Tablets at a Glance” box for multiple offerings in both model and size front the different companies. (To contact the developers of any package presented in this article, consult the “Manufacturers Distributors1 Addresses" list on p. 92.) SummaSketch III AproDraw 2.4 AproDraw, consisting of Summagraphics hardware and R&DL Productions software, is actually an updated version of a drawing tablet that has been around for some time. .As such, it lacks two of the important new features found in the other, newer packages: 1 he stylus is neither pressure sensitive nor cordless. The pen is attached to the tablet by a flexible cord that while not restricting movements greatly, still does not provide the sense of freedom that a cordless pen does. The non-pressure-sensitive stylus tip acts exactly like an Amiga left mouse button that is, like an on oll switch. Although you lose the pressure control, it still oilers all the other advantages of a digitizing tablet as compared with a mouse. A second button on the pen’s barrel acts like the right mouse button. The AproDraw package does come with a useful Ibur-buiton cursor complete with cross-hair attachment, but the cursor does not feel as comfortable (it is smaller and square) as that of the TriMedia CalCotnp packages. T he $ 599 version (plus $ 3-1.95 for software) offers a 12x 12-inch active drawing area, using a total desk area of 16.2x16.4 inches. It also comes with a plastic cover for the active area, which is useful for rracing an image from a sheet of paper placed underneath the cover. AproDraw uses a single cable to connect the hoard to the computer serial port and the external power supply the little black-box type you plug directly into the outlet. Fortunately, you do not have to unplug the power supply to turn it off. As there is an on off switch at the back of the tablet. T he software is very easy to set up and runs directly from the original lloppy tints not requiring any special installation. The included manuals are excellent even providing some tracing tips and the tablet performs generally well. It is very accurate and great for tracing images. The pen tip requires some pressure to be activated, hut once on, it gives you a very positive feel. The corded pen does feel a little heavier than the cordless models in the other packages, but overall this is a very nice, responsive tablet. II you do not care about pressure sensitivity, this is a quite serviceable package. (A larger 18x12-inch model retails for $ 999 plus driver software.) The DrawingSlate The DrawingSlate, which replaces the TriMedia Draw- ingPad we originally received for this review, is a lightweight CalComp tablet with a cordless, three-button pressure-sensitive pen and comes with the latest version ofTriMedia’s excellent AccuPoint driver software. Except for the slightly trimmed-down size (6x9x0.1875 inches) and new software, it is virtually the same in function as the DrawingPad. I he DrawingSlate is highly portable and ideal for laptop use. The first of the pen’s three switches works like the Amiga's left mouse button, except that it also transmits pressure information. I he other two switches are located on the side of the pen. The one closest to the tip works like the right mouse button, while the other one
1) K A W T A II works exactly like the left mouse button in that it does not register pressure information for those occasions when you don't want to use that feature in your drawing. Power for the DrawingSlate comes from a separate power supply, the little black-box type used in Apro- Draw. While this approach keeps the pad small, it can become somewhat inconvenient if you use a power strip to run your computer and peripherals, as its physical size occupies more than one outlet. Another disadvantage is that you have to unplug the power supply to turn it olf. The DrawingSlate is connected to the .Amiga by a long serial cable, which comes in handy if your computer sits far away from your tablet. The cable also provides an elegant solution to the power system, as the serial connector that goes into the Amiga’s serial port also has a plug for the external power supply. Thai way, the only cable connected to the tablet is a very thin and flexible one, allowing for complete freedom of movement. It would be nice, however, if there was a connector between this cable and the tablet, instead ol it being fixed. With heavy use, any problem that develops with the cable will make replacement of the cable more difficult. The active drawing area comes with a clear plastic cover so that von can firmly place any drawings you want to trace underneath. The included software consists of the drivers and a patch disk for DeluxePaint AGA. While the DrawingSlate provides a high enough resolution (1270 lines per inch) to allow for very precise drawings, it has a much smaller drawing area than the larger tablets, which forces vou to scale down all n ’ your movements although this is something that most people can get used to quite easily. All in all, the DrawingSlate is fast, llexiblc, and reasonably priced at 5445). Except for the fact that tracing images is limited by the tablet's small size, this is an excellent tool. The DrawingBoard III .Another Caicoilip tablet TriMedia software package, the DrawingBoard III is available from TriMedia in 12x12- inch ($ 699) and 18x 12-inch (S1 199) models both with cordless, pressure-sensitive pens. (A corded, nonpressure pen version of the 12x12 tablet goes for $ 549.) Both the 12x12 (reviewed for this article) and the 18x12 models offer resolutions of 25-10 lines per inch for very precise drawing operations. Although not as portable as the DrawingSlate, this relatively lightweight tablet offers a larger active drawing area, allowing you to trace over larger drawings and also to exercise more control. The active area also comes with a plastic cover, letting you place standard 8.5x1 1-inch paper underneath. The overall size of the tablet is a very economical 14.(5x15.9 inches. The Drawing Board comes with a cordless, four- button. Battery-activated pressure-sensitive pen and also with a corded cursor. The cursor is like a mouse, except it does not have moving parts and works in relative mode. Its cross-hair attachment lets you trace ven precise drawings. While the pen is better for painting, the cursor is great for CAD and 3-1) modeling work, letting you transfer blueprints directly to the computer. While the DrawingBoard III does have an on off switch at the hack of the tablet, it still uses the same kind of external power supply employed by the DrawingSlate. Because the power supply connects directly to the tablet, the effective length of the supplied cord becomes a lot shorter, and 1 had to use an extension cord to he able to run it comfortably. Sof tware installation is very easy, and you have the option of running the drivers either from your hard-disk drive or from the original floppy installation disk. The Drawing- Board uses the same Accupoint software that is supplied with the DrawingSlate, and it comes with the same DeluxePaint AGA patch program as well. The tablet is very precise and drawing painting operations are very smooth despite the extra weight of the pen’s batteries, which makes working with the pen over an extended period of use more tiring than with a battery-less pen like the Wacom (see below). I do, however, love the precision of the cursor, which slides freelv and feels more comfortable than AproDraw’s this is a case where vou can really feel the r difference that better material makes. Tracing precision with the DrawingBoard is excellent, making transferring drawings to the computer a snap. A few caveats about the DrawingBoard III: TriMedia does not include the original CalComp manual as part of the package leaving you, therefore, without important information. For instance, nowhere is it explained in the TriMedia manual how to use the configuration macro functions of the tablet. Also, a feature unique Lo this tablet is that it makes a clicking sound when the buttons, including the tip of the pen, are pressed. This did become a hit annoying to me, hut, then again, n 7 some people might actually wind up liking it. Overall, however, the DrawingBoard III is an excellent product and a lot of fun to use. Wacom SD420E Wacom which makes a wide variety ol tablets, pens, and accessories for * different computer platforms bundles the 'TriMedia Accupoint driver software with its tablets for the Amiga. The 12x12-inch
(16. 5x16.5 inches overall) SD420E supplied for this review sells for $ 995 plus $ 100 for the software. (Two new Wacom tablets, also available for the Amiga, were released recently see the information at the end of this section.) Overall, the SD420E seems to he the best built of all the tablets tested, showing that a lot of attention was paid to details large and small. There are several dip switches at the hack that allow you to set the tablet’s configuration and even a reset button that lets you reconfigure the tablet for use on other platforms if you wish. This is also the onlv tablet I tested that uses an internal power supply. The power cord plugs into die back and uses only a single power outlet space. Also, when you turn the tablet’s power switch off. The power supply is completely shut down. Another advantage ol the internal power supply is that it lets you select between 1 10 volts and 220 volts a big plus for use in Europe. It is also the only tablet protected by a fuse, and, to make life even easier, a spare fuse is located inside the fuse bolder for easy, fast replacement. The SD420E is also the only tablet reviewed that comes with a batten-less pressure-sensitive pen. L itis makes the pen better balanced, lighter, and less tiring to work with over extended use. Another very nice touch is the supplied portable pen holder, again a unique feature among the tablets under review. The SD420E does not come standard with a plastic cover for the active drawing area. Other models with transparent overlays and a unique feature electrostatically charged surfaces to hold paper in place for tracing are available at slightly higher costs. If you use the standard tablet, vou must either tape the paper with the material to be traced to the tablet or use your own plastic cover. As for the pen. My initial complaint was that it has only one button, located at the tip and acting as the Amiga left mouse button. You can assign the right button to any keyboard key and then activate it with your other hand, or you can use the mouse itself. This one-button setup, however, finally proved to be easier after I got used to it. Surprisingly, the lack of a second button on the pen seems more like a blessing than a curse. The pen feels very natural this way, and using the keyboard felt more comfortable than using the barrel buttons on the other tablets' pens. The SD420E also does not come standard with a cursor but you can order an optional four-button wireless cursor for about 5150. Another option is what the company calls the “soft” pressure-sensitive pen for those who want a softer feel in their painting or drawing. With a resolution of 1270 lines per inch, the SD420E is comparable to the TriMedia DrawingSlate but not to that company’s DrawingBoard III. Which comes in at 2540 lines per inch. Overall. I found the SD420E to be of sturdv construction, responsive, and with its lightweight, batten-less pen the most comfortable to work with over periods of prolonged use. As mentioned above, two additional Wacom tablets are now available to Amiga users. The UD1212R. Which i did receive in time for some hands-on use, is another 12x12-inch tablet. This is a less expensive ($ 749 plus $ 100 for software) and more lightweight model than the S1M20E, but it lacks the dual voltage selector, built-in power supply, and pen bolder that are standard with that tablet. It does, however, come with a two-button pen and a transparent overlay for tracing, and offers an optional cordless cursor. It also has a menu strip across the top, like the Calcomp models, that allows you to preset some configurations. Its “Ultra Pen” cordless and battery-less offers i more pressure levels (120) and a programmable switch button on the side of the barrel. Resolution of the UD1212 is 1270 lines per inch. .Although I did not get an opportunity to use it, Wacom also now offers the UD0608R (also called the ArtZ Serial Tablet), which is a lightweight, portable tablet with a 6x8-iuch active drawing area, for $ 499 plus $ 100 for software. It employs the same "Ultra Pen” used with the UD1212. Resolution is 1016 lines per inch. Today's responsive, flexible, lightweight digitizing tablets for the Amiga represent major advances in electronic drawing-board technology. You can see this most clearly in the TriMedia and Wacom models with their cordless, pressure-sensitive pens as compared with the oldcr-style Summagraphics AproDraw tablet. While the Wacom tablets offer a few more features (including battery-less pens) than the I riMedia models, the latter are generally less expensive and the DrawingBoard III oilers unmatched 2540-lpi resolution. Tablets from both companies are of excellent quality and either can provide you with highly useful tools for drawing and painting needs. ¦ Paulo de Andrade is president oj Digital Reality, an Amiga- based broadens! Video and 3-D animation company in Seattle. Write la him c o AmigaWorld, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, XU 03458. MODEL COMPANY SIZE PRICE DRIVER PEN Pressure Sensitive? Cordless? SummaSketch III Summagraphics 12x12 S599 $ 84.951 No No 18x12 S999 S84.951 No No DrawingSlate TriMedia 6x9 $ 449 included Yes Yes DrawingBoard 111 TriMedia 12x12 S6992 included Yes Yes 18x12 $ 1199 included Yes Yes SD420E Wacom 12x12 $ 995 S1003 Yes Yes4 ArtZ (UD0608R) Wacom 6x8 $ 499 S1003 Yes Yes4 UD1212R Wacom 12x12 $ 749 $ 1003 Yes Yes4 NOTES: 1 AproDraw 2.4 driver software is supplied separately by R&DL Productions. Complete package is often referred to as "AProDraw." 2 Less expensive version with ordinary, corded stylus instead of pressure-sensitive pen is available for S549. 3 Wacom's Amiga Interface Kit is TriMedia's AccuPoint driver software and is also available from TriMedia. 4 Wacom's pressure-sensitive pen is not only cordless but also battery-less. Comparative Evaluations of Popular Amiga Programs Pro Page vs. PageStream By Denny Atkin ALI HOL GH I HE AMIGA’S professional claim to fame is desktop video, it was an innovator in the desktop-publishing arena long before anyone ever used the machine to make toast. Features such as process color separation, which just this year became standard on PageMaker for the PC and the Mac, have been available on the Amiga for years. And even though those platforms have been playing catch-up at a cheetah’s pace, the Amiga can still run with the pack for the vast majority of desktop-publishing tasks. At the forefront of Amiga publishing are Gold Disk's Professional Page and Soft-Logik’s PageStream. Both are mature programs that have grown many new features and shredded most of their quirks and bugs over the years. For this “HeadSHcad" comparison, we’ll concentrate on the unique characteristics of each program so that you can sec which one best fits your needs; in-depth reviews ol both progams could easily fill half of this magazine. Solid Gold TI IE FIRST IIIGI 1-END desktop-publishing program for the Amiga, Professional Page provided pioneering support for process color separation and 24-bit graphics making it the program of choice for serious desktop publishers in the late 1980s. Ifyouve seen the now- defunct .info or AMIGATimes magazines, you know what excellent results can be achieved with this program. The latest release of Pro Page, version 4.1, is enhanced with support for AGA graphics. You can now work in any screen mode supported by your Amiga including the 800x600 Super72 mode in 2, 16, or 256 colors; if you have an A1200 or A4000 and you're looking for a close approximation of your color document on the screen. Pro Page delivers. It also supports the Moniterm and A2024 monitors the 1024x800 resolutions offered by these monochrome monitors is fantastic for full-page layout work. The interface has attractive 3-D buttons that are more what you’d expect to see on a program running under Microsoft Windows than on an Amiga. Still, the program works fairly intuitively, flic on-screen page is surrounded by a paste-board area where you can drag text or pictures for temporary storage while rearranging a page or moving articles to another page. The page, paste board, and tool box take up the entire screen and are fixed in position. Creating documents in Pro Page involves starting a new document and then placing boxes on the page to contain the various text and graphic elements of your publication. Text columns, bitmapped graphics, structured drawings, and titles all occupy individual boxes you can't just click on the page and start typing. You can ? Editor's Note: This is the second installment of a new AW feature that will appear on a semi-regular basis. “ ieadZHead will present the latest versions of leading products in a particular category comparing strengths and weaknesses and contrasting differences to help you rvalnate which serves your needs best. Let us know wh ich products yon wotdd like to see covered by writing to "IIead2l lead, " Amiga Wo rid Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458 11 E A I) 2 II E A I) are included, adding functions such as automatic drop caps, shadow effects, mail merge, Avery label support, and links with ASDG’s Art Department Professional. II you can program in Arexx, then you can create your own genies to automate layout procedures. Work on only one Pro Page document at a time opening a new document clears the previous one from memory. This is unfortunate, since it prevents you from easily cutting and pasting data from one publication to another. You can use a “function genie" (more on these in a moment) to append an old document to your current document, drag the desired elements to the pages you’re working on. And then delete the extra pages, but this is an annoyingly complicated procedure. Bottle It! One of Pro Page’s nicest features is its suite of Arexx macros, which Gold Disk calls geuies. Dozens of genies Pro Page’s style tags let you define style, font, size, and other characteristics for certain types of text, such as headlines and body copy. Template pages let you lay down elements common to left and right pages such as page numbers and running footers or logos once and have them automatically appear throughout your document. You can also create pages using supplied genies that simplify the design of brochures, newsletters, and other common documents. Pro Page includes direct links to its included Article Editor (a speedy word-processor based on TransWrite that's useful for making changes to body text) and Graphics Editor (an embarrassingly limited paint program that handles only 16-color hi-res or 32-color lo- res: you’ll want to use it only if you don’t own any oth- er paint software). Just select a box with text or graphics in it and send its contents to the appropriate editor. Most useful is the link to Gold Disk's Professional Draw, which makes touching up structured drawings a simple process. (Basic structured-drawing tools are built into Pro Page and may satisfy many users’ needs.) A function genie lets you import a range of data from the company's Professional Calc spreadsheet and formal it as a table. If you use lots of bitmapped graphics in your documents. You'll appreciate Pro Page’s ability to simply include a pointer to the graphic in your document instead of the entire file this can make the difference between 50k and 500K Pro Page documents. Unlike PageStream 2.22, Pro Page displays bitmapped graphics in full color on the screen. Output Options Import Capabilities Pro Page will output lo Preferences printers or PostScript printers and typesetters. The program uses Compugraphic outline fonts to create smooth, jaggy- lree output on anything from a nine-pin dot-matrix to a 600-dpi (clots per inch) laser printer. When printing to a Preferences primer, Pro Page images the entire page as a huge graphic and prints that in graphics mode, ignoring your printer’s internal fonts. Although the results are excellent, this can make for slow printing. Unlike PageStream 2.22 Pro Page 4.1 provides support for AGA graphics, as well as the ability to display bitmapped graphics in full color on the screen. Professional Page 4.1 Gold Disk $ 295 Not copy protected. Minimum system; 2MB RAM, two floppy drives; genie functions require Arexx 1.15 or higher. Recommended system: 4 +MB RAM, hard drive, 68020 or greater processor, AGA machine. PostScript output options should satisfy the most demanding pros Pro Page supports process and mechanical color separation, as well as Color PostScript. Control of Undercolor Removal (UCR) and Gray Component Replacement (OCR) will help you achieve the best four-color output. The full set of Pantone colors is provided for exact color matching. Other output options include Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), mirrored (for transparency work or emulsion-down printing), negative, and roll paper. The latest version of Pro Page finally updates its graphics- and text-import filters you can bring in text in ProWrite (New Horizons), WordPerfect 4.1 (Amiga and PC versions), excellence! And Scribble! (Micro-Systems Software), KindWords (The Disc Co,), TextCraft (GBM), WordWorth (Digita Inf I), and TransWrite formats. Graphics formats include Aegis Draw, Art Expression (Soft-Logik), BMP, EPS, GIF, _ . Ftlij IitiiSiKildtftHiU YotuK 3. *?nhrr H $ 3.00 IFF, PCX, Pro Draw, and TIFF. The program supports only bitmapped and Compugraphic fonts for Preferences printer output, but a utility is included that will convert PostScript fonts to Compugraphic format. Pro Page is packed with more features than I can possibly go into here; among its other neat features are a graphic page-sorting window, automatic tiling of pages up to 48x48 inches, a print-spooler utility, and the ability to annotate your pages with non-printing yellow sdcky-notes. It’s Only “LogikaP PAGESTREAM 2.22 APPROACHES Amiga publish- ing from a different angle. Upon booling the program you’ll notice that it closely follows the Amiga user-in- terface style guidelines. Your page and the surrounding work area appear in a standard depth-arrangable window; you can open multiple publications and easily move elements from one document to another. J Layout is freeform in PageStream, with no need for boxes on die page. Just import a graphic and drag it into place on the page, or click on the Text gadget and start typing a headline. Text Columns (similar to Pro Page's boxes) are available for precision placement of formatted text; you’ll want to use these for anything longer than a headline or caption. A particularly handy option will display which columns are linked with each other. Like Pro Page, PageStream prints documents using your printer’s graphics mode, unless you’re outputting to a PostScript or HPCL (Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language) device. Unlike Pro Page, though, PageStream uses custom printer drivers. This isn’t really a problem, as dozens of printers are supported, and you can output to a Preferences driver in a pinch. PageStream allows yon to create incredibly large pages by tiling your output and pasting the pages together, you can create signs up to 1200x 1200 feel in size. Fonts Galore PageStream offers incredible flexibility in choosing fonts it directly supports fonts in the original custom PageStream outline format, as well as PostScript Type 1 and Compugraphic outline fonts. Its Font Manager allows you to separate fonts into multiple directories; you can, for instance, have fancy display typefaces appear in your font list only when you actually need them. PageStream offers more text styles than any other Amiga program, including outlined, reversed, shadowed, and double-underlined text. Often-used formats can be stored in style sheets, each of which can contain up to 255 style tags. PageStream 2.22 doesn’t support Arexx, but it does let you record sequences of keypresses and assign them to function keys. This capability can be used as a simple macro language, but you’re very limited in what you can do, and editing the obscure codes used to create these macros is anything but an intuitive process. PageStream 2.22 doesn’t have table-import features like Pro Page, but it does have more flexible tab stops for use in formatting data Pro Page lets you set tabs only at a fixed distance from each other (for instance, every eighth column), whereas PageStream allows you to set up to 20 tab stops at any position. Connecting “Links” While Pro Page allows custom links to other Gold Disk programs, the Hot Links connection supported by PageStream is an open standard that any Amiga developer can support. Soft-Logik sells a package called Hot Links Editions ($ 150) that includes the Hot Links drivers (needed to enable PageSlream’s IiotLinks capabilities), the PageLiner text editor, and the BME bitmapped graphics editor. Hot Links is more than just a channel for data exchange. Applications publish or PageStream 2.22 Soft-Logik $ 299.95 Not copy protected. Minimum system: 1MB RAM, two floppy drives. Recommended system: 2MB RAM, hard drive. Lens axBSx isiasid ai( cirvTk-jcBijr ed HA ~ runc&s? R:'. Isnialii * a! N-cdotfai Ut «ar. *4 tama 'tcI-'CT. .-jtnj tilKB Irnrtk: ti*l ut jJkpup ft ia (onunede coscwjiiat Dux nutaon in in cocvM-rajit iocon S’ » bdtx n:»Wv ,iup t! Kraunn -t odxi
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* *r« Ut cbsbv m-j 1 ~ f~ vmussi Jbti nootrtid curiWen uiT.,inccrp« tampat LiUirti mk-I til si. ]uij-J a cnwaqiuU Pm nkci .-J yun inu.iltiLi nlaaiiiail in Jil«.a.oiuLa bn : tvirfTV.il 'tJ iIIudi ¦I'jjr:r» luiat bcUa itdia: at ao ¦ .1 i ivto rlioutam one Elanilf panu! Lui ftlcB Isil mcii dot liiLl. U~r~‘ TU (n-.lv. M Llav hnnn. CDTV Update Sipjnniit* CDTV. Amifia CD. And CD32 Pa*Str? M> v2 22 ? I * CD UPDATE CD32: WHAT DOES IT 1EAN FOR COW’S FUTURE? Amiga War It! 41 subscribe to data files; you don’t have to simultaneously lain the various programs that are using a data file. If you modify a bitmap in BME, ii will be changed the next time you load the PageStream document containing that bitmap. ProWrite and Black Belt's Imagernaster are HotLinks-capable, and both are great adjuncts to PageStream. Unfortunately, Soft-Logik’s Art Expression stinctured-drawing [program doesn’t support I lot Links yet. PageStream is very versatile in the file-import department. It accepts text in ASCII, excellence!, Li mil Copy (SoftWood), IFF text, ProWrite, and WordPerfect formats, as well as a number of Atari ST formats. Graphics Formats supported include Art Expression, DR2D, Aegis Draw, GIF, EPS, IFF, IMG, MacPaint, PCX, Pro Draw, TIFF, and others. Soft-Logik updates these filters often and adds new ones, posting them free of charge to bulletin boards and on-line networks. Updates are an area where Soft-Logik has shown the lead. While Gold Disk has rarely offered free updates For Pro Page (except after disastrous releases such as the buggy 4.0), Soft-Logik has offered numerous free updates For PageStream over the years. Along with new import modules, new capabilities such as HotLinks support were added free via on-line updates. PageStream 2.22 supports 256 colors when run on the Workbench screen, but it displays only text and structured graphics in color bitmapped graphics are shown as muddy black outlines. AGA users will have to wail for the next version to get full-color graphics. Desktop Decisions WHICH IS RICH I For you? Both PageStream and Professional Page are excellent programs. Each excels at different aspects of the publishing process, and your personal publishing needs will dictate which is better. Score points for Pro Page for its support of AGA screen modes, full-color display of bitmapped graphics, Arexx macros (genies), and process color separation. While PageStream does not match up in those categories, it shines in its intuitive user interface and flexible approach to layout, its support for a wide variety of fonts and text styles, its utilization of the HotLinks open standard, and Soft-Logik’s vigorous support for free and frequent updates. As you have seen, each program has its own particular strengths and weaknesses, but you as the user have an awful lot of DTP capability from which to choose, ¦ Denny Atkin, a well-known Amiga journalist, got his start with Amiga World hack in 1987. He has also worked for COMPUTE!, and recently wrote a hook end fled Denny Atkin’s Best Amiga Tips and Secrets. Did The Fat Lady Sing? Because many of the better Amiga programs are continually updated, it's always difficult to say, "okay, no more, holt the door, that's the final score," when it comes to comparing software. And such is the case here with ou r Pro Page-PageSt ream face- off. No sooner did we complete it, than Soft-Logik announced that PageStream
3. 0 will ship in the very near future. While a move like this may appear to muddy the waters, we think this kind of competition is beneficial with the winners being all Amiga users. No doubt, Gold Disk will respond with a Pro Page upgrade. For now, here is a report on PageStream 3.0 based on a beta version of the program. Eds. IN THE CURRENT desktop-publishing battle, PageStream and Pro Page might appear to be at a virtual stalemate each program holding the advantage in certain territories. Soft- Logik hopes to change the balance of power with PageStream 3.0 ($ 395). Soft-Logik’s promotional literature for PageStream 3.0 doesn’t target Pro Page, but rather Quark Xpress 3.2 and Aldus PageMaker 5, the industry-standard publishing programs on the Macintosh and PC, respectively. After working for a few weeks with an early beta version ol die program, I do think that PageStream is ready to take on the big guys. PageStream 3.0 addresses all the major complaints with version 2.22: It now has Arexx macro capability (you can write scripts, or record them as you create a page and then modify the recorded macros); it will show bitmapped graphics in full color; and it now supports AGA screen modes. Soft-Logik didn’t stop there, though. Version 3.0 has a completely revamped user interface that’s a model example of following the Amiga style guide; functions are intuitively organized in menus and requesters. In addition, PageStream 3.0 not only lets you open multiple documents, but also multiple views on the same document. Now you can, for instance, show a 33-percent size full-page view For reference while working on a 200-percent blown-up section. Publishing long documents is no longer a nightmare on the Amiga thanks to PageStream 3.0‘s support for breaking your publications into chapters and subchapters. The features that made PageMaker so popular with book publishers, such as automatic indexing and table-of-contents generation, as well as automatic “continued on from” generation, are all here. The new PageStream adds a full suite of professional typography features: smart quotes and dashes, automatic ligatures, widow and orphan control, user-definable kerning and tracking tables, and discretionary hyphens, among others. If you do decide to use PageStream to create a billboard, Soft-Logik claims that 3.0 will support font sizes up to 50,000 points. There are many other improvements, too: Updated versions of HotLinks, PageLiner, and BME are bundled with the program; the lext- and graphics-import filters now also support export; and numeric tabs and tab fills (dot leaders) have been added. I’ve spent a lot of time working with PageMaker and Quark on the PC and Mac, and I can’t think of a single feature that I’ve used on those programs that's not in PageStream 3.0. If PageStream 3.0 sounds attractive, but you’ve been a Professional Page user until now, don’t despair, Soft- Logik says that PageStram 3.0 will load Pro Page documents, so you won’t lose access to your current li- brary of documents. ? DA Work a little “Wonderland” magic into your applications with a little-known Workbench feature called AmigaGuide. It lets you create hypermedia links that give instant access to pop-up help screens, documentation, and other reference material including pictu re and sound files. WHILE IT MAY be unintentional, nevertheless there is a well-kept secret on Workbench 3.0 that can open up some interesting doors into many applications programs. And, no, you don’t have to swallow any strange pills or mutter weird incantations to gain access to it. The name of this marvelous little tool is AmigaGuide so let’s find out what it does, where it’s located, and how to use it. It’s no surprise that many Amiga owners aren’t even aware that Amiga- Guide exists. It is mentioned only once in the Workbench 3.0 manual, and then only in passing. A program specifically called “AmigaGuide” isn’t even included on the 3.0 system disks. Yet, AmigaGuide has been available in various versions for more than three years, and it is now an integral part of the 3.0 operating system. Mail i I!, own So exactly what is ii? AmigaGuide is nothing less than the official. Commodore-developed, absolutely free hypertext system for die Amiga (see the sidebar “What is Hypertext” for more on hypertext and hypermedia). Using AmigaGuide, software publishers can give applications help screens that pop up at the press of a button. Shareware and PD developers can create stand-alone help systems and hypertext electronic “books" without programming. And end users can easily create their own hypertext journals, cross- DT p- ?lp NY HELP FILE FOR SOMETHING CONFUSING TABLE OF CONTENTS Forward Preface Chapter f: Hhat You Heed to Do, Chapter 2: Hhat You Should Have Done. Chapter 3: Hhat You Hill Have to Do Later. Chapter 4! Hhat You Hill Hish You Had Done. Ol, Figure 1. Displaying an AmigaGuide file via a viewer program reveals a string of buttons across the top of the screen that can be used to navigate through the file. Wliai is Hypertext? 9 THE TERM “HYPERTEXT” was coined by computer pioneer fed Nelson (the author of the first personal computer book, Computer fJb Dmnn Machines) in 1965, long before computers could actually handle such a thing. The term refers to documents that contain text fields having “links” to other text fields, perhaps even in other documents. For example, if you ran across a term you weren’t familiar with in a text file, and that file was linked to another file of definitions. You could simply click on the word and its definition would pop up on the screen. I'heoretically, you could continue clicking on words and popping up new text files for hours before returning eventually to your original document or, perhaps, going off on some permanent tangent such are the dangers of hypertext. The term has expanded to include “hypermedia” in which links can also be made to graphics and sound files. MRB referenced note files, and even family trees. Amiga- n Guide is, in short, one of the more useful real-world tools that Commodore has ever released. AmigaGuide is being discovered by more and more sof tware am hors who are including AmigaGuide format help and documentation files along with their software releases. As just one example, the most recent version (3.4) of the popular freely distributable communications program Term includes documentation in AmigaGuide formal. It uses the keyboard Help key to bring up context-sensitive help as the program runs. Viewing AmigaGuide Files In the Utilities drawer of the Workbench 3.0 disk you’ll find a wonderful little program called MultiView that can be used to display text files and IFF images. It can even play digitized sounds. In fact, MultiView is able to handle any file type for which it finds a datatype definition in the “DEVSiDATA'FYPES” drawer of the Workbe neb. An AmigaGuide datatype is included oil the Workbench distribution disk, along with an ainigaguide.library lile in the UBS: directory. Both are required in order for MultiView- or any other Amiga program that understands datatypes to display AmigaGuide files. (The MultiView program is documented on page 4-10 of Commodore’s Workbench 3.0 User’s Guide.) A stand-alone AmigaGuide lile viewer called, amazingly enough, “AmigaGuide" does exist. Commodore, however, chose not to ship it with Workbench. 4 here was really little need to do so since MultiView does exacdy the same job and more. Both programs act almost identically when displaying .AmigaGuide files. Aversion of AmigaGuide for OS versions before 3.0 is available on Fred Fish Disk 020 as part of a freely distributable archive sent out bv Commodore. Also in- eluded in the archive is a full set of documentation outlining how to create your own AmigaGuide files, along with utilities and examples. Even if you already have OS 3.0, I strongly recommend you get a copy of this archive if you are serious about writing your own AmigaGuide files. If you were to display the sample AmigaGuide file presented in Listing l using AmigaGuide or Multi- View, it would appear as in Figure l. I he viewer program displays a string of buttons across the top ol the screen that are used for navigating through the file. II a Table of Contents and Index are defined, clicking on the first two buttons will jump you right to those parts of the document. The Help button displays an Amiga- Guide-format help file explaining how to use the display program. Retrace takes you hack where you came from, a screen at a time. (This button is very important in a hypertext display program because you can easily get confused jumping from place to place in a document.) Finally, the Browse> (forward) and Browse (backward) buttons let you browse linearly through an AmigaGuide file a screen at a time. A Sample AmigaGuide File AmigaGuide files are called “databases” and are usually named “ ?.guide.” They are simply ASCII text files that contain text to display alongside commands that tell .AmigaGuide what to do. AmigaCiuicle commands, which always start with an “at" sign (@), can instruct AmigaGuide to display a word or phrase in a button, link to an Arexx hook in a running application, launch an application or Arexx program, display or play a datatype-defined file, or execute an Amiga- DOS command. Listing 1 shows a short sample AmigaGuide file in its entirety. The first line @DATABASE “MyHelpFile.guide’ is required in every AmigaGuide file. This line identifies the file as an AmigaGuide database file when it is read by any of a variety of AmigaGuide viewer programs. The second through fifth lines are references and notes. Line two assigns a version number to the file that can be displayed from the DOS Shell using the AmigaDOS Version command. Lines three and four declare copyright and author information. Line five is a remark. All of these lines use an interesting feature of AmigaGuide: Any line beginning with @ that does not contain a valid command is interpreted as a nonprinting comment line. Aside effect of this is that misspelled commands are treated as comments. Tiie commands in lines six and seven, respectively, define a font for the file to use and turn on wordwrap, which breaks up lines automatically so you don’t have to add carriage returns to make your displays look attractive. This latter feature is new with the 3.0 version of AmigaGuide, and it will be followed, we hear, by even more formatting options in a (inure version. Line eight @ INDEX MY INDEX is the first "link’’ defined in this particular file. This line tells the viewer program to jump to the node in this file called MYINDEX whenever the Index button is pressed. You could also define a Table of Contents node using the @TOC ‘xxxx’ command, but if yon don’t (as we didn’t), it defaults to MAIN. Line nine (u NODE MAIN “My Help File” is the first line in the file to define a “node.” A node is a chunk of text that is treated as a single hypertext block. Each text node begins with the @NODE ‘xxxx’ command. Where ‘xxxx’ is a unique node name, and ends with the @ENDNODE command. Every AmigaGuide file must contain a node called MAIN. Line ten @NEXT FOREWARD tel 1 s the AmigaGuide viewer program which node to jump to if the user presses the Browse> button. This command should be placed right after the @NODE ‘xxxx’ command. You can also use an @PREV Vyvv' command to j J j J instruct ihe viewer program where to go if llie Browse button is pressed. If neither of these is specifically defined, the AmigaGuide displayer will assume that the Browse buttons should jump to the nodes that physically precede or follow tiie current node. The next two lines contain no @ commands, so they are simply printed to the screen. .Any block of text that does not contain ail @ command is displayed with ? Listing I. A Sample AmigiiCjimle f ile ©DATABASE "MyHelpFile.guide" @$ VER; MyHelpFile.guide 1.1 (10 25 93} ©(C) "Copyright © 1994 AmigaWorld Magazine" @AUTHOR "Mark R. Brown" ©REM Remember to check this file one more time! @FONT topaz.font 8 ©WORDWRAP ©INDEX MYINDEX @NODE MAIN "My Help File" @NEXT FOREWARD MY HELP FILE FOR SOMETHING CONFUSING TABLE OF CONTENTS @ = " Introduction " link INTRO } © = " Foreward " link FOREWARD } @ = " Preface " link PREFACE } © = " Index " link MYINDEX } Chapter 1: " link CHAP1} What You Need to Do. Chapter 2: " link CHAP2} What You Should Have Done. @ = " Chapter 3: " link CHAP3} What You Will Have to Do Later. ©ENDNODE ©NODE INTRO "Introduction" INTRODUCTION Hello therel Welcome to "My Help File"! I hope you've taken the time to read the © = " Preface " link PREFACE}, since it's some of the best writing I've done in years... @ENDNODE @NODE FOREWARD This is the foreward. Foreward stuff goes here. @ENDNODE @NODE PREFACE This is the preface. Preface stuff goes here. @ENDNODE @NODE CHAP1 This is Chapter 1. What You Need To Do. ©ENDNODE @NODE CHAP2 This is Chapter 2. What You Should Have Done. @ENDNGDE @NODE CHAP3 This is Chapter 3. What You Will Have To Do Later. @ENDNODE @NODE MYINDEX This is the Index. The Index goes here. ©ENDNODE wordwrap if that feature is activated. If there is more text in a block than can be displayed at once, the horizontal and vertical scroll bars at the edges of the display window are used to scroll the displayed text. The next line Introduction " link INTRO } is the first in our sample file that actually creates an onscreen button. In this case, that button contains the text enclosed in quotes (“Introduction '*). When the user clicks on this button, the Link command tells the dis- player to jump to the node labeled INTRO. Scanning down the listing shows us that this is the first node following the main node. When the button is pressed, the screen will clear and the .AmigaGuide viewer will display the text in the INTRO node. Note that each node begins with a (a NODE ‘xxxx' definition command and ends with a @ENDNODE command. The other buttons work in a similar manner. They can be defined in a neat, columnar format, as they are on our MAIN page, or they can be included in-line. A sample of an in-line button occurs in the INTRO node of our sample Hie (see Figure 2). Further Links and Other Advanced Features Buttons can be used to jump to more than just text contained in the same file. By referencing file names, they also can link to other .AmigaGuide database files, display text files and IFF picture Hies, or even play sounds. In fact, buttons can link to any file type that is defined in a DEVS:DATATYPE file. For example, if we had a picture called “mypic- ture.ifT in the same directory as our sample AmigaGuide file, and we wanted a button to display it, we might define it like this: ShowPicture ” link mypicture.iff MalN } We define the button just as we did before, but use a Amicja( i iiicle Resources THERE ARE A number of freely distributable programs and help files to assist you in the creation of your own AmigaGuide hypertext files. Here are some you might find helpful: TITLE FISH? AMINET? DESCRIPTION Viewers Adoc 875 Y Help utility with an Arexx port. Hyper 786 Y Another file viewer with an Arexx port. Man CDROM 1 Y UNIX-style "man" manual reader command. MinGuide Y Small and simple AmigaGuide viewing program. Most145 Y Viewer that supports XPK, pipes, and locale. PrintGuide Y Prints AmigaGuide files to a PrefsPrinter. Converters Text2Guide 931 Y Converts ASCII text files to AmigaGuide format. AdtoHT 853 Y Converts AutoDoc files to AmigaGuide format. MKGuide 787 Y Converts Texlnfo files to AmigaGuide format. IV2AG Y Converts GNU InfoView to AmigaGuide format. Developer's Tools BadLinks 893 Utility to test links in AmigaGuide docs. AmigaGuide 920 Y Archive of AmigaGuide direct from Commodore. AutoDocIt Y AmigaGuide AutoDoc C header file doc utility. AGOberon Y Oberon language interface to amigaguide.library Sample Guides Amiga-FAQ CDROM 1 Y Frequently asked questions about the Amiga. Guide2lnet CDROM 1 Y Big Dummy's AmigaGuide to Internet. CheatGuide Y Amiga game cheats. ErefDocGuide Y Reference for Amiga E language compiler. DpaintHelp Y Help file for DeluxePaint IV. EmacsGuide Y Supporting docs for the Emacs editor. HowToCode7 Y The Demo Coder's Manual. IRCGui Y Help file of all IRC-Commands. Note: AmiNet files are available on Internet AmiNet file sites, usually in the directory "text hyper." Actual filenames may vary. D MRB filename instead of'a node name. If our picture had been located elsewhere, we would have had to include the full pathname. For the serious AmigaGuide developer, a host of advanced features makes AmigaGuide even more useful. You can create Xref cross-reference files that make nonbutton words act as though they were buttons. An Arexx interface makes it possible to link context-sensitive AmigaGuide help files into applications programs. An ability called “Dynamic Nodes” lets AmigaGuide liles link interactively to host programs that create linked files “on the fly.” With help from the documentation files included in Commodore’s freely distributable AmigaGuide archive. Arexx programmers can even link the amigaguide.iibrary and use its functions directly. Even if you haven't yet had occasion to use Ami- gaGuide, chances are you will soon. Many of you simply may be reading AmigaGuide-forniat documentation using AmigaGuide or MultiView. Some of you, though, may want to develop your own AmigaGuide databases. If you are among the latter group, you'll find some useful freely distributable tools and sample AmigaGuide database files listed in the “AmigaGuide Resources” sidebar. One thing is certain, however: You’re going to be seeing and using AmigaGuide in one form or another a lot more in the months to come. ¦ Contents Index Help Retrace IBM Browse >1_ INTRODUCTION Hello there! Meicone to "Hy Help File*! I hope you've taken the tine to read thefiPreface j, since it's saw of the best writing I've done in years... Mark R. Brown has been writing about the Amiga since it was only a rumor called ‘‘Lorraine.'’ Formerly, he was the managing editor of the late great .info magazine. Write to him c o AmigaWorld, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil 03458. MOVING? Subscription Problem? 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* ACCENT ? ON- GRAPHICS 60 A continuing series of lips, techniques, and tricks lor creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen IX LAST MONTH’S column we looked ar the differences between bitmapped and structured clip art and tried some techniques for making creative use of existing clips. 1 his month we’ll explore creating your own structured clip art (all from legally accessible sources) using the autotrace method. Creating structured clips on the Amiga requires a good illustration program such as Professional Draw (Gold Disk) or .Art Expression (Soft- Logik). While drawings can he created from scratch in these programs, many designers turn to the scanner or digitizer to begin the process ol making a structured clip. I use an Epson scanner directly from Art Department Professional (ASDG), Itnagemaster (Black Bell), or ImageFX (GYP). While it is possible to build colored clips by digitizing and tracing, the simplest plan is to work with line art and scan in the monochrome or line-art mode. To convert photographic images to line art, scan in grayscale and then experiment with contrast, brightness, and dither adjustments before converting the image lo two colors. For the accompanying illustration, I scanned my signature at resolution 200 using AD- Pro’s Epson Loader and saved it as a two-color IFF image. My goal was to have the signature as a structured clip that 1 could add to any DTP document. Put a Trace ox It Some illustration programs, such as Pro Draw, allow a bitmap to be loaded as a template that can be manually traced. I chose to use an automatic tracer to produce a structured version of the signature. Art Expression, the companion illustration program to Soft-Logik’s PageStream, comes with an additional program called BMF, the Bit Map Editor, which can be used to touch up scanned or painted images. Of particular interest is BMF’s I race function; this feature analyzes a bitmap and outlines edges with control points, lines, and curves. The result is saved as a structured DR2D format drawing. When the Trace function is invoked, a number ol adjustments can be made. For example, increasing the value of the Sample Rate causes fewer points to be used by the auto tracer. Decreasing the Curve Fit value creates longer and smoother curves. In tracing the signa- O O lure, I used a Sample Rate of 10 and a Curve Fit of 6. Pro Draw also includes a good autotracer with similar functions (for more on this see Accent 43, Sep. ’92, p. 44). The illustration shows the signature loaded into Art Expression for cleanup. BME’s autotracer is good, but any autotrace can be improved upon in a drawing program. The illustration shows the signature displayed as an Outline view with the Edit Points tool selected. This makes visible the square control points and circular curve adjustment handles. Many points in this drawing are superfluous and can be deleted or replaced with a line adjusted to the proper contour. Details added to the illustration in red clarify this. For instance, number 1 points to a curved section that traced fairly elli- cientlv. By contrast, number 2 shows a section with many points that could be deleted and replaced with the single curved line shown in red. Number 3 shows a magnification ol an area in which irregularities in the bitmap were traced producing unwanted line segments. These can be deleted. I he fewer points in a structured drawing, the faster it can be redrawn in the DTP environment, and the less program overhead it requires. Complex autotraced art can sometimes require considerable manual touch-up. Finished drawings can be saved in PostScript, DR21), and ILBM formats. Graphics and Ethics The legality of what can be scanned and used in this manner is somewhat murky. Image technolog) is moving Using a technique called autotracing, you can compile your own archive of quality, structured clip art with minimal investment. Faster than copyright law can keep pace. The spirit of t he law is that it is unfair to copy and use someone else’s creation as your own. If you use your head and just leave it at that simple concept, you should never run into legal complications. Problems arise when designers begin believing that they have altered someone clse’s work by such and such a percent and are thus not abusing copyright. I have heard earnest discussions about this intriguing threshold of distortion beyond which lies safety from the law. With live percent of the world’s population and roughly thirty-five percent of the world’s lawyers, US society sometimes seems to be shifting away from a perception of laws as protections toward a perception that laws are limits to what we can get away with. In matters such as copyright, it would seem simplest to look inward to fundamental concepts of ethics. Most work more than 75 years old is j out of copyright and in the public domain. This accounts for the profusion of early engravings used today as clip art. Dover Books publishes volumes of scanner-ready clip art from this period. 5'oti can also visit used and antiquarian booksellers to buy illustrated books and magazines published before 1918. These contain a wealth of artwork. Often, you may find it useful to photocopy ibis artwork, enlarging it and cleaning it up with white-out before scanning. 1 bis is a useful technique in a public library’. Look also for old maps, cards, and catalogues. Old certificates have ornate borders that can be used by tilling the interior of the scanned image with a block of white. NASA is a great source of legal photographic images. Public money supports space research, and NASA releases most of its images into the public clo- snnsd signature has been autotraced and is being cleaned up In Art Express structured drawing. Areas labeled in red are discussed in the article. Main in return. You can also make use of many photo services to purchase the right to use certain images. The Bettman Archive in New York manages more than 25 million images including the L PI and BBC Hulton picture libraries. The pcr-print fee depends on the use of the photo. For information on its services, phone 212 777-6200. Downloaded. You can also shoot vour own photos for use with this scan-and- trace technique. ¦ 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. I he Life Picture Service has 12 million images shot for Life Magazine from 1934 to the present. 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As a producer, I've looked at a lot of reels, and I know that most do not represent the artists or their work very well. With a little knowledge, though, you can turn your demo reel into a powerful sales took You'll need onlv a few basics besides whatever software you use to create your graphics or animation. If you don’t already do titling, make sure you have a professional-quality character generator with antialiasing capabilities, such as Montage or Broadcast Titler 2 (both by InnoVision Technologies), or that of the Video Toaster. Any animation you do must play smoothly at full speed. Because low-resolution animation is no longer acceptable, something like DCTV = Digital Creations) or an AGA-model Amiga is a must to get full color playback. And if your system is not fast enough, you’ll need to buy DPS’s Personal Animation Recorder or single-frame record your animations (usually at an outside facility unless you can afford the equipment). You should also have some way to sequence your presentation. There are several sequencing programs available for the Video Toaster, such as ToasterVision (Byrd's Eye Software), or you can use a multimedia program such as Commodore’s AmigaYision or Scala’s MM300. The First Step Before you decide what to include in the demo reel, think about who is going to see it and what type of services they might require. If you want to specialize in a specific area, say the fast-growing area of 3-D animation for the courtroom, then include only examples having to do with the subject in this case, accident or crime reenactments. If you want to target a more general market, you will need a wider variety of examples. In this case you could create a nice tide for each section (sections might include 2-D animation, 3-D animation, graphic stills, digital retouching, compositing, rotoscoping, and morphing) and show the best examples you can. As to length, make your video not a second longer than you need to show the potential client what you can do. If it takes ten minutes to show off your range, fine, but if you can do it in under five minutes that’s better. Most of us put off creating a demo reel because our older work is not as good as the newer, and we don’t have enough of the new stuff yet. True, your latest work may be your best, and you may have put the most time into it, but most clients won’t be able to afford your most complex, time-consuming work. That’s why it is important to have a wide range of styles including your lower cost and your most dazzling (and most expensive) work. Some of your simpler work may be exactly what the client wants and can afford. This is not to say that you should dump everything you've ever done to tape. The most common problem I’ve seen is die failure of the artist to realize that a demo reel is an advertisement, not an art gallery. No one cares that you’ve drawn a lot of pictures or created a lot of animations. They want to see the range of what you can do, with as much variety as possible. You must be selective, and make each example represent something unique. You don’t need to show even1 j chrome 3-D flying logo you have done. If you have several unique and different flying logos, go ahead and show them, but resist the temptation to use similar ones just to show off how many clients you’ve had. You are better off having a client list scroll up the screen in the most impressive way you can devise. In fact, a client list is a good idea anyway; it establishes that you have been working, and allows vou to mention clients whose productions are not appropriate for your reel. Each image or animation should highlight something specific about your abilities, and you should make it clear what that something is. If a potential client has no idea how an image was created and what it represents, it is absolutely useless. 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- Primcra Dy e Sublimation W inter Super Sport* or. CD Surf Ninjas on CD Reach for the Gold on CD Legacy of Soranil on CD Lotus Trilogy on CD Alfred Chicken on CD Tool tm CD Dvucmui S:reels tin CD While* Voyage vtt CD RoboCod on CD Deep Core on CD D Uencrztioei on CD Digger* on. CD Tiofls on CD Chzos Engine on CD I SS price* shown are bused on the Arneriear.¦ Canadkr, exchange rate tn the dale o! Add pUoffiMU. Transactions arc conducted in ( arudua fund* & sour hank or Credit Cznl company will convert to American funds a; the moment ot the transaction, the re to re.,pnees may 'vary 'i ht.s Prices do not include shipping or taxes Saskatchewan residents add 9% provtncut UK & Canadian residcn'-s add GST. Any other applicable local a;e. Provincial or tedcral taxc* nr tariffs ire the «sp«iabilit> of the pxircha-cr. Due to advertising deadline*, this add reflect* products, pricing Si promotion* available to u* as of November 1&93. Pricbg. Specificattoo* & availability are subject to change at any time Mans items mas have gone down in price since this add ssa* placed. If you see come thing advertised at a Lower price, pjojse give u* a call & we II do our be.-t lo beat it. -O'? Restocking fee on alt orders cancelled or relumed except for defectives. All equipment is NTSC St 1-9V olt COHz. Aniigu Rub* We ship to Canada, the U.S.A & many other countries! MasterCard Circle 166 on Reader Service carc Looking for More Power From Your A500, A1000 or A2000? The CSA Derringer Accelerator 500,1000* or 2000 the power of an A3000 for under $ 500.00. $ 399
* Call tor more information LASER PRINTER MEMORY HP II, HD, HP, IIID, IIIP and ail other Pius Series Board with 2 MB ...... ...595.00 Board with 4 MB ...... ,S175.00 HP 4 (4 Meg) . ,S189.00 HP 4 (8 Meg) . .S325.C0 Similar savings on Panasonic. Star. OKI, Tl, Nee, Epson and others. Call for Pricing Panasonic Citizen 32K Buffer .... ...S14.95 SIMMS IVS CONTROLLERS for A500 Call for Special Pricing! 1x4-60 ......CALL 1x4-80 Call 256x4-80 S5.00 256x4-70 S5.95 DKB 3128A-3000 A 4000 Memory Board Call ZIPS DIPS A3000 Static Column Zips 1x4-80 SCZ ..Call 1x4-70 SCZ ...Call 256x4 - 80 SCZ ...S6.00 Includes Instructions 1x1 -120 $ 4.25 1x1 -100 $ 4.99 1x1 -80 .$ 5.99 1x1 - 70 ..$ 6.50 256x4-80 70 60 ....Call 1x4-80 70 60 .Call 256x1-120 ..$ 1.00 256x1-100 80 70 60....Call is the Answer
• Holds up to 32 megabyte of 32 Bit Ram.
• 68030-25 mhz cpu with MMU (not EC)
• 68881 clocked at 25 mhz
• 1 meg of 32 bit RAM (remaps Kickstart) With: 4 meg of 32 bit RAM - $ 499.00 unlv 8 meg of 32 bit RAM ~3699¦ °° 1 0 16 meg of 32 bit RAM- $ 1099.00 COMMODORE CHIPS
2. 04 ROM ... .....only $ 33 95 Super Denise .... .$ 3395
1. 3 ROM ......$ 21.50 CIA 8520 $ 10.95 or two for S18.00 A1000 1.5 MG Upgrade-Memory and Clock DKB . ..$ 178.00 MC68000'68010 .$ 15.00 Rom Switcher .... .$ 39.95 CSA Rocket Launcher - 2630 Doubler....$ 399.00 DKB 2632 with 4mb . ......$ 349.00 8 up Board with 2 mb ... ......$ 129.00 1 mb Agnus ....$ 38.00 PaulayDenise ...... CALL 4 MB .CALL 1 MB ..S69.95 MEMORY FOR ALL COMPUTERS - CALL! Due to trade tarills all prices are subject to change without notice. Call our Accelerator Hotline Today! -1-800-CSA-XLR8 IVS 1 MEG Simms CALL 1x8-80 ..S49.95 1x8-70 ..S52.00 4x8-80 S139 Of) 4x8-70 S159 00 4x8-60 S179.00 A4000 80 NS4MB Simms.3169.00 A4000 70 MS4MB Simms,S179.00 A400060 WS4MBSimms.S189.OO 8 mb 16mb 32mb Simms Call Order Now and Receive a FREE 68881 Coprocessor We’ll Beat any Advertised Price! Nobody’s Cheaper 68882-25 FPU add $ 75.00 68882-50 FPU add $ 135.95 GVP SIM32 PAGE ZIPS MICROBOTICS 1200Z With Clock and 68881RC20 FPU 1 MB S159.00 2 MB S199.00 4 MB S299.00 8 MB .S429.00 Call for other configurations! VECTOR l Third Generation 68030 Processor Accelerator for Amiga 2000
• Up to 32 MB of RAM
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• Built-in 2630 Expansion Bus 25 Mhz $ 529.00 with MMU High Speed SCSI Controller
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• Includes 68030 MMU & 68882 FPU Only at Memory World! 50 Mhz 68882 Available IWMim'I.J CPUs Microbotics- MBX 68030 1230 XA 50mhz Accelerator'1 mmu aa-vao i with4mb ....add$ 169' $ 379r with 68882RC50 ....addS135°° fronmo with 33mhz CPU ancl MMU tp LifO EM 33mhz FPU CSA-12 Gauge A1200 68030 50mhz Accelerator MMU with SCSI & optional Networking Controller with 4rrb-60-70NS add S169’ S59v with 68882RC50 ...add S135 Call lor other configurations New Derringer nTV3mhz Only &S$ «> Votir Includes: SsfjQoo CSSS we Csfl Derringer but In.to.i 68030-RC-50 with MMU .S149.95 68882-RC-50 S135.95 (call for other speeds) 387-25 SX (Bridge Board) Math Co ...$ 69.95 Crystal Oscillators (Call for Speed) .$ 10.00ea 68882 PLCC 40 Mhz ....$ 135.00 A 1200 ACCELERATORS Memory World 3070 Bristol Pike • Plaza I, Suite 213 Bensalem, PA 19020 • Attn: Amiga Dept. PHONE ORDERS: 215-244-7930 FAX ORDERS: 215-244-7932 Prices Subject to Change without notice VISA MC CHECK • Add $ 5.00 for Shipping & Handling • Add $ 18.00 for Overnight delivery • Add $ 10.00 for two-day delivery AddS5-°° for C0D* * PA Residents add 6% • APO. AK, HI, Foreign shipping - call for rates • 10% Restocking fee for return of non-defective items Tbe GRAPEVINE GROUP INC. "V I'
• NORTH AMERICA S LARGEST SUPPLIER OF AMIGA CUSTOM CHIPS AND SPECIALTY PARTS • $ 74.50 DKB PRODUCTS MegAChip 2000™ With 2 Meg Agnus Chip Included fciQC CA 2 MB of Chip RAM for A500 2000 I 570.DU STOP RUNNING OUT OF CHIP RAM. Fully compatible with Workbench 2.0, the ECS Denise chip. GVP's & Commodore's 68030 accelerators. Why upgrade to 1 meg of RAM when you can have the same high tech 2 meg chip RAM as the A3000 A4000’ With the $ 196 50 MegAChip 2000 you get the following bonus package FREE' Goliath Agnus chip puiler and torx wrench (absolute necessity) valued at $ 6 95 .. FREE Final Test Agnus diagnostic disk valued at $ 995. FREE New Amiga Troubleshooter guide valued at $ 9.95.. FREE MANY EXTRAS INCLUDED MegAChip 2000 (with 2 MB Agnus installed - S30 worth of free bonuses for a total package price of $ 196.50 NOTICE: The Goliath chip puller diagnostic software is available exclusively from Grapevine. Buy the MegAChip from us and we'll give you the new 8373 Super Denise (ECS) for $ 19.50 We will beat any legitimate advertised price! MultiStart II™ Switch between ROMs trom your keyboard-Allows Insider II™ tor your A1000 with 1 5 meg 2 05 2 04 ROM ..See column at right 5721 Buster (318075-02> for A2000 .S14.95 8362 Denise % Bright upgrade 8364 Paula ......$ 14.95 8373 New Super Denise with diag instruct software $ 25.95 8372A 8375 Upgrade Kit (NTSC PAL) Special see below 5719 Gary chip ..... $ 13.50 8520A CIA chip. Controls 12 maior lunctions = 2 S16 50)... $ 8.40
1. 3 Kickstan ROM low, low price with instructions $ 21.25 7 0 hard d sk upgrade ROMs to* 2091 (2) ....$ 39.95 6570-036 Keyboard chip (Fixes mostkybrd problems)...S11.95 Panasonic 32K Printer Buffer Chip .$ 14.95 Citizen 32 Printer Butter Chip . $ 14.95 A501 original Commodore (512K) for A500 $ 24.50 We carry more Commodore A Amiga chips Call STOP COSTLY AMIGA REPAIRS IT'S PROBABLY YOUR 8520 CIA CHIP If your Amiga 500 1500 2000 show the following symptoms, you MAY need a replacement of the most problematic (1C) chip in your Amiga, the 8520 Areas aflected by either of the two 8520 chips are: centronics port. RS232 port. Oy stick port mouse port, drive LED. Drive motor, blank screen, green screen, boot and external drive problems The 8520 is a simple plug in and will save you a lot ol repair costs and down time. 40% of all defective Amigas are caused by bad 8520s Simple plug-in chip 8520 CIA .. $ 8.40 ea. 2 8520 CIA's for Si 6 50 WHY BUY THE 2.05 ROM? The 2 05 ROM. First released in the UK and Europe, is the latest version of the new operating system It incorporates many changes, including library enhancement and user port modifications. This chip is not readily available in the U.S. because it does not work with the older A500 computers (revisions 3 & 4). But this new ROM does work with A500 rev. 5 & 6 and all revisions ot the A20Q0 If you have a rev. 5 or 6 A500 or an A2000. This is the ROM lor you! (A500 Rev. 3 & 4 use 2.04.) AMIGA UPGRADES CUSTOM UPGRADE CHIPS manuals and diskettes Includes new 2.05 ROM
2. 1 SYSTEM UPGRADES 2 05 ROM chip only (latest erhanced version) $ 27.95 2 04 ROM chip only (no books or diskettes) - ..$ 27.95
2. 1 Complete Kit (PAS215): includes new 2 05 o* 2 04 ROM. Books and diskettes. Newly upgraded _ ..$ 74.50 2 1 Kit (*AS216) Same as above but does NOT include ROM (for upgrading your old 2.0 kit)_ .. $ 44.50 2 04 ROM A3000 Upgrade Kit .. $ 45.50
2. 04 A2620 2630 ROM Upgrade Kit $ 34,95 New Release (AS217) Enhancer Kit for 2.1 3.0 user: Provides Arexx documentation 8 much needed additional 2.1 into (4 bsi $ 26.95
2. 1 diskettes (set of 5)...... see MISCELLANEOUS A500 2000 owners to install Kickstart 1.3 and 2.0 and switcn between them with the keyboard A sizable percentage ot current software will be incompatib e with the new 2.0. This simp:e device allows you to be compatible with all your software. No external wires or switches required ......$ 27.50 MULTI START BONUS PACKAGE
• Buy the MultiSlarl with 1.3 ROM upgrade @ $ 44.50.
• Buy the MultiSlarl with 205 ROM upgrade ($ $ 52.50.
• The Ultimate Dea Buy the MultiSlarl wf 1.3 & 205 (5) $ 73.95. Upgrade to the latest features Comes with Super Denise diagnostic disk and installation software programs which is exclusively available through the Grapevine . $ 25.95 ORDER STATUS LINE
(914) 368-4242 SUPER DENISE 8373 UPGRADE A501 original Commodore (512K) for A500 $ 24.50 A601 memory expansion for A600 .S54.95 A1050 256K expansion for AlOOO ...... $ 19.50 Bomac Tower: For A2000 Handles up to 4 floppies, a hard disk tape back ups $ 262.00 Slingshot Pro: Gives A2000 slot foryour A500. New design with passthrough. Now take advantage of all A2000 plug in boards ...$ 39.95 Extractor Plus Kit: Contains Agnus chip puller and much needed torx wrench (a necessity) ..$ 6.95 High Density Drive 1.76 MB (external sell contained): for Amiga by Power Computing .....$ 169.95 1520 Plotter Pen Refills (set of 5 colors) ......S7.95 Amiga Joystick (by Commodore) ..$ 7.95 Analog Joystick Adapter: Use any IBM compatible joystick on your Amiga . $ 13.95 Amiga mouse for A500 2000 .. $ 12.95 AdRAM 540. Add up to 4 megs of RAM internally in your Amiga 500 With 1 meg ... $ 119.95 w 2 meg ..$ 149.95 Each additional meg of memory add $ 35.95 DKB1202™ FPU. RTC. Alarm and Memory Allows A1200 owners to install a floating point unit co-processor (up to 40 Mhz using the 68882). A real-time clock with date time and "alarm" functions, and the ability to add up to 8 meg ol true 32-bit RAM Great for ray-tracing etc Price includes 68881-16 Mhz FPU ...$ 139.95 ? EXCLUSIVE SPECIALS * KwikStart II™ utilize 1.3 and 2.0 ROM in your A1000 $ 59.95 $ 179.95 AMIGA DIAGNOSTICS FOR EVERY NEED FATTER AGNUS UPGRADE COMPLETE 8372A 8375 1MB KIT S36.85 AMIGA TROUBLESHOOTER’" TOP SELLER Kit comes with Agnus. FREE Goliath Agnus chip puller (a necessity), step-by-step instructions, the NEW Amiga Troubleshooter diagnostic guide (valued (a) S9 95). And diagnostic software These valuable extras are an exclus ve BONUS package only available from Grapevine This kit has free bonuses (hat total $ 27.95 (We'll beat any legitimate competilor's price on (he Agnus chip and stiil give you the diagnostics and Goliath chip puller,} Quantity price available .....$ 36.85 WORLD’S BEST SELLING A500 2000 TM 1.3-2.0 ROM SELECTOR (CONTAINS A ROM SPEAKER FOR VERIFICATION AND SPECIAL CIRCUITRY FOR ALL AMIGA REVISIONS) Electronic ROM Selector Switch by Globa! Upgrades. Inc allows for compatibility of AIL your software. Many software programs still need the 1.3 to function property Automatically switch between 1.3 or 20 ROM from your keyboard Built-in speaker confirms 1 3 or 20 ROM Does not overlap the 68000 chip, which means complete compatibility with AdSpeed or Mega Midget Racer, etc. Simple plug in. No solaenng. Lowest priced keyboard switch available. Instructions included (NEW LOW PRICE)------------------------$ 19.95 SWITCH-ITT BONUS PACKAGE:
• Buy the Switch-ltt with 13 ROM upgrade (a $ 39.95
• Buy the Switch-ltt with 2.05 ROM upgrade @ $ 46.50 AMIGA EMERGENCY STARTUP KIT Stop sending out your Amiga for repairs Save a lot of time and money by repairing your own Over 90% ol defective Amigas are easily repaired by this plug-m replacement kit. Kitcorrects 28 symptoms and includes: Two 8520A CIA Chips, 8362 8364, 68000-8, Chip Puller Torx wrench, Fuse. Schematic. Amiga Troubleshooter and the Final Test diskette.
• Emergency Startup Kit ( OIA 14). A $ 114 00 value for .. $ 64.50 Same as DIA 14 butincludes 8373 Super Denise instead of 8362 ( DIA 14B) ... $ 79.95 Same as DIA 14 and includes with 8372A 1 meg Agnus ( DIA 14C) .$ 94.50 Same as DIA 14 and includes with 8373 (instead of 8362} and 8372A (OIA 14D) ....$ 104.50
• THE ULTIMATE OEAL Buy the Switch-ltt with 1 3 and 2 05 @ $ 62.50 = Want entire 2.1 kit? Add $ 43.50) _ LET US CURE YOUR PRINTHEAD PROBLEMS
• LOW COST PRINTHEAD REFURBISHING • Don'l throw out your old wom printhead For a fraction of the cost of a new one, we will refurbish or remanufacture it to factory specifications lor you SAVE UP TO 70% One year warranty 6 day turnaround (400 types done) For example Okidate 80 90 100 heads are $ 69 00. Epson (9 pin) EX FX LX are $ 79 00 Call (or more information Now you can place your Grapevine orders 24 hours a day! Our new BBS supports speeds between 300 and 2400 BPS. To order from our new on-line catalog, simply set your modem settings at 8N1 and call 914-343-VINE (8463). Announcing: The Grapevine Group BBS Hl(A S SUKJtCT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE IS IT WORTH $ 9.95 TO LOCATE YOUR PROBLEM? The Amiga Troubleshooter is simple, easy-to-use for diagnosing laulty components on all Amiga computers It takes you through logical steps leading you directly to the source of your problem in seconds. Over ninety percent ol Amiga problems are readily fixed by simple substitution ol integrated circuits (iCs) in existing plug-in sockets. The novice as well as Ihe experienced technician will find it simple to use No other tools or equipment are needed. Over thirty of the most common failures in 'he following categories are fisted: power-up problems. Amiga keyboard. Mouse ]Oystick port, video display, serial port, parallel port, disk drive, and audio problems S9.95 Esa OVERDRIVE 3%" PCMCIA ADAPTER FOR IDE REMOVABLE DRIVE for Amiga 600 1200 OVERDRIVE is the first removable 3%“ hard drive expansion module for the A600 1200 that plugs into the PCMCIA port This self contained unit uses an inexpensive IDE hard drive and can be plugged in and removed while the machine in on. It is recognized by the operating system just like an ordinary floppy disk. More important the wty. Remains mtact as the hard drive attaches to the outside of the case. Thousands sold m Europe each month and now available in the U.S..S119.95 (Call for package price with 210 MB Hard Drive) ADVANCED AMIGA ANALYZER AN INEXPENSIVE DIAGNOSTIC ANALYZER THAT WORKS ON ALL AMIGAS Amiga Shopper magazine (U.K.) says "without doubt, this is the finest diagnostic equipment I have ever seen, and I address all Amiga repairers and practical-minded users when I say this is really something worth having." A complete diagnostic hardware & software analyzer (uses point and click software interface) The analyzer plugs into all Amiga ports simultaneously and through sophisticated software displays 6 screens to work Irom. Shows status of data transmission signals. Tests game port function, parallel port, serial port, disk drive, video ports, memory (buffer) checker, system configuration and auto test. Reads diagnostic status of any read write errors from track 0 to track 79. Software automatically tells what errors are found and the chips responsible. 85%-90% of the problems presented to service centers are found with this analyzer. Saves you lots of money on repairs and no end user or repair shop can afford to be without one. Don't be fooled by its low cost. Simply plug in cables from the analyzer box. This sophisticated diagnostic tool is used by end users & Amiga repair centers worldwide $ 69.95 STATUS CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE (914) 368-4242 ORDER LINE 1-800-292-7445 Tbe GRAPEVINE GROUP INC. ' °Uf> ~ w ’3TH s ¦v f, 1N ? I Ike 3 Chestnut Street, Suffern, New York 10901 • Fax: (914) 357-6243 Order Status Customer Service Line: (914) 368-4242 (914) 357-3060 urpose Ami c Machines Cor L - H Order Line Only 1 -800-292-7445 International Order Line: (914) 357-2424 g-6 E.T. mon.-fri. B j rciarkScmdj oHCDan K r ronHheu ffiwecomganie5an r olet used tor identification purposes. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Mach COMMODORE FACTORY SURPLUS
- NEW AND REFURBISHED- R ecent y, Commodore elected to consolidate their stateside operations, thus making them financially stronger. One of the first steps taken it as to ,.j.r ce their inventory in both the U.S. and Canada. In doing this, select distributors tvere given the opportunity to purchase sizable amounts (over Vj million pounds) of new and factory refurbished parts at extraordinarily tow prices. This section contains these new and refurbished items, which are indicated by the letters “A or “K" to the left of each product. Refurbished does not mean used or pre-owned, but simply factoryt remanufactured. Some units may have minor imperfections hardly noticeable. With the exception of a minor imperfection, if any, most everything appears “mint.” Of course everything carries a full 90 day warran ty and som e items a full year. Th is is your opportunity to purchase .4 m iga Com modore parts and equipment at u p to 80% less than an authorized dealer pays. Every month we add items to this list that have just arrived from Commodore. We apologize to all our loyal customers who have experienced delays in shipping. We were overwhelmed with the response for our exceptionally priced surplus merchandise. We have added more staff to help correct this situation KEYBOARDS $ 27.50 $ 19.95 $ 29.50 $ 54.50 $ 49.50 $ 49.95 . ArASt. WBBm M C64 ......$ 15.95 N CDTV in black ...... DRIVES N 1.76 MB Internal High Density Drive by Commodore for A2000 A4000 (can be modified for A3000) .. „.....$ 99.00 N 1.76 MB External High Density Drive ...$ 169.95 N A500 internal 880 K drive: Exact drop-in replacement .$ 59.95 R A590 hard drive (20 megs) with controller & power supply ... $ 169.95 With extra 2 megs installed add $ 74.00 R A1010 1011 Amiga external 3Vi" floppy (with case) .....$ 54.95 N A2000 internal drive S79.95 N A3000 internal 3W drive ... $ 89.95 N A2090 hard drive controller (no memory) ....$ 17.95 N Sony tape cartridge (OD 6150) used with A3070 tape backup $ 18.50 R 1541 complete floppy drive with cable ....$ 64.95 N 1541-11 complete stand alone floppy drive with P S ....$ 90.50 N 1571 complete stand alone floppy drive (Selling out fast) ...$ 119.95 R 1571 same as above but refurbished ..$ 84.50 N 1581 floppy drive replacement ..... $ 59.95 N 1581 drive (complete) . $ 94.50 N IBM Commodore bridgeboard floppy (5'A-1.2 megs) ....$ 37.50 MISCELLANEOUS N MPS1230 Commodore printer(same as Citizen 120} tractor frictson 9 pin dot matrix serial parallel ....,$ 69.95 N MPS 1230 brand new replacement ribbon ....S9.95 N New Housing for A500. Includes top & bottom ....$ 16.95 N Printer Port Adapter.* Interface any Commodore printer to work any PC PC
• clone .... $ 34.95 N A520 RF modulator Allows you to connect an Amiga (A500 2000 3000) to a TV or composite video monitor. The A520 converts the RGB video signal into composite color video. Complete kit with instructional book ......S19.95 N A2300 Commodore Genlock Board (A2000 3000) Simple plug-in board software (speedy A200G or A3000) with software manual ...$ 64.50 DISKETTES N Just Released 2.1 Series Diskettes (same software as 2.1 kit)
2. 1 install disk (370166-01)..... $ 3.95 2.1 fonts disk (370169-01) ....$ 3.95
2. 1 locale disk (370129-01) ...$ 3.95 2.1 extra disk (370168-01) ....$ 3.95
2. 1 workbench disk (370167-02) $ 3.95 Set of all 5 diskettes ...$ 17.50
- NOT A COMMODORE PRODUCT II COMPUTER SYSTEMS R Commodore C64 w power supply $ 64.50 R A20QQw all chips including 8372 Agnus, 2.04 ROM, keyboard, mouse, power supply & manual ...$ 469.95 R C128 w power supply (no manual) $ 99.95 with built in 1571 drive, keyboard and power supply ...$ 139.95 (XT) No hard drive ..$ 149.95 (XT) 20 meg hard drive .....$ 169.00 (AT-286) 40 meg hard drive ....$ 299.95 exper Kl' re?i MOTHERBOARDS N A500 (rev. 3) Complete with all chips including Vj meg Agnus 1.2 ROM ..S89.95 N A500 (revision 5 and up) Includes 8372 1 meg Agnus & 1.3 ROM ..$ 129.95 N A1QQQ Last chance to keep a spare .... $ 89.95 R A2000 Includes 8372A 1MB Agnus & new 2.04 Operating ROM .....$ 299.95 N A2058 Commodore A2000 8K RAM expander (8MB installed) ..$ 295.00 N A2088 286XT bridge board kit ..S139.95 R A3000 (various revisions just coming in now) .CALL N A3000 daughter expansion (Zorro) board ....$ 84.50 N VGA 286 laptop motherboard by Commodore .,$ 149.50 R 1541 replacement control board only .. $ 24.50 N 1571 control motherboard ...S39.95 R C64 motherboard (1984-7 version) Includes all chips ...... $ 39.95 N C64C motherboard (revision E) ..... ,......, ..$ 54.50 N C128 motherboard (with new ROMs) $ 69.95 N C123D motherboard (with new ROMs) ...$ 74.50 N PC30 4Q 6Q III ..CALL N Slingshot Pro:* Gives A2000 slot for your A500. New design with passthrough, Now take advantage of all A2000 plug in boards. A top seller $ 38.50 N A501 original Commodore for A500 512K memory upgrade ...$ 24.50 N A2300 Commodore Genlock board (A2000 3000) software (specify A2000 or A3000). Comes with software manual ... $ 64.50 N 286 386 laptop $ 69.95 POWER SUPPLIES N A500 Exact Amiga replacement $ 29.95 R A500 (240V U.K. & Europe) ...$ 24.50 N A500 Big Foot' (A500 600 20Q watts) A must for Toaster users ......$ 79.95 N A1200 Big Foot* (200 watts) $ 79.95 N A2000 Big Foot* (300 watts) ....$ 135.00 N A2000 (Switchable from 110 220V) Exact Amiga replacement $ 89.95 N A3000 Exact Amiga replacement . $ 84.95 R A3000 (220V) (U.K. & Europe) .....$ 79.95 N C64 (sealed nonrepairabie) 1.5 amp .$ 14.95 N C64 (repairable)* 1.8 amp ......$ 24.95 N C64 4.3 amp heavy duty (also used with 1750 RAM expander) ..$ 29.95 N C1541 11 1581 (external) Limited quantity. Going fast ....$ 19.95 UK European 220 Volt version available for $ 14.95 N C128D (internal) This spare is selling fast .$ 9.95 N C128 external 4 3 amp (exact replacement) S34.95 N PC40 20 (75 watt) . $ 49.95 N 1680 power supply for A1200RS modem ..... $ 8.95 SHIPPING CHARGE UPS S5 FOR MOST SMALL (1 LB.) ITEMS N A500 (American version).. R A500 (U.K. version) ..... N A600 1200 ..... R A1000 N A2000 . R A3000 R C128D $ 34.50 N PC Series .$ 34.50 .. $ 34.50 Now utilize the same repair facilities used by dealers and other Commodore service centers. Take advantage of direct low pricing, fast turnaround (24-48 hours), extended warranties, service contracts, low-cost system upgrades (such as 1 MB Agnus), Toaster problems and most important PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. For every piece of equipment repaired and returned to our customers, we will include the following FREE:
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o occupies not ten disks, not four, not even two, but a single hard-packed 645K executable file. (Curiously, a second disk contains only five saved-game positions that could have easily lit on the game disk.) What else? Ah. Vou’re probably wondering about docking. Grin> It was a nightmare in Elite and, when handled manually, it's still a nightmare in Frontier. Happily, your ship comes equipped with an autopilot that will lower the landing gear, apply for clearance, and put you down on the tarmac as gently as if you were a baby, all to the splendid accompaniment of Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz (one of many classical pieces with which Frontier is scored). Even so, watch where you put down your joystick. My cat wandered in, impatient for supper, and took a wrong step; suddenly I was persona non grata on planet Merlin. The local police may have questionable taste in lipstick, but they enforce the laws with a trieger-fintier enthusiasm whether the offense is an uu O accidental discharge of ship lasers or the dumping of radioactive waste and any notions of public safety are apparently secondary to the sight of your ship littering die launch pad. Frontier is all polygons and such detailed polygons you've rarely seen but there is nevertheless a speed issue here. It's playable but jerky on a low-end machine like the A500, and a bit sluggish even on the A1200. I recommend an ’030 processor to play the game in full detail and at full speed. Beyond that, there are some... well, it’s hard to tell if they’re just quirks in gameplay or genuine bugs, but 1 suspect Frontier could have used another week in testing to iron out the blimps. . * A Wow! Exquisite. A must for your games library. C Meets expectations. Good, solid, performer. B Great fun. Plenty of entertainment value here. D Disappointing. Lots off room for improvement. F A real stinker. Don't waste your time.
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- y- R13_ (; A M PRES E R V E Combat always seems to be a one-on-one affair (which may be merciful, but it's unrealistic, after all). Sound sometimes comes and goes unpredictable. Time compression can play strange tricks on the autopilot. (My ship showed a nasty tendency toward spontaneous combustion just before entering orbit.) Bui here’s a quirk that’s no bug: I found myself yearning to go one more step and see more of this world than could be glimpsed through my windshield orvidcomm screen. I wanted to walk the streets, explore the buildings, talk to the people, get a day job (maybe reducing emissions from the fire- belching factories), and live a land life. Big as Frontier is, it wasn't big enough for me. I don't offer this as criticism, but as evidence of how this wonderful space adventure whets the appetite, raises expectations, and encourages one to think in new wavs about games without frontiers. Perhaps we’ll see something like what I describe in an Elite 111. I'm confident Braben could do it. After Frontier, 1 suspect the man is capable of just about anything. Combat Air Patrol _1.3 ? (rfS 2.0 ?
3. 0 ? Hard-drlve Installable. * Off-disk copy-p rotec tion. I’M NOT MUCH of a stickler for realism in flight sims. I don’t really care whether I have separate control over the rear rotor on mv chopper in Gunship 2000, and 1 don’t pass out from pique if my computer counterpart doesn't “red out'" while pulling serious Gs. Instead, 1 tend to focus more on the visual and sonic gratifications the explosions, the scenery, the external views of the plane and consequently have a long- running love affair with games like F A-18 Interceptor and F- 15 Strike Eagle II that cater to pilots who want to feel more like passengers. You'll be Ilyin1 high during the Gulf War with Combat Air Patrol, the latest flight sim from Psygnosis, You can add one more to that short list: Combat Air Patrol (Psygnosis, $ 59.95). This F-14 Tomcat and E A-18 sim, set during the GullAVar, is probably the best Amiga “game”-type flight sim to come along since 1990 s F-15 II. Once vou get O O j o into the program, it’s a great deal of fast-moving fun, with a wealth of rewards for eye and ear and rules of engagement simple enough to appeal to anyone who doesn’t want to perform calisthenics just to blow things up. In fact, CAP initially will probably put you in mind of the classic Interceptor, what with the earner launch, rich, bassy jet-en- gine sound and trim gray dashboard. Like Interceptor, too, CAP is a snap lo control: Light up the big engines, blast off and point your nose at the target. (What it lacks is that game’s engaging weirdness.) And it Ilies like it's in a hurry a big hurry. ? SHORT TAKES 0 1.3 ? 2,0 ?
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3. 0 ? Hard*drive Installable. * Copy-protect! On. FI 7 Challenge This budget-priced Pitstop-style arcade racer from Italian developers Holodream (about S20) is the first game published by Team 17 I didn't love. The screen update is very fast (rather too fast on accelerated machines) and the scenery pretty, but it's also oddly cold, and in collisions, you're the only one who goes off the road. (And doncha think the title and roadside ads overdo the self-promotion a bit?) A misstep for a label that usually doesn't make them. You'd have more fun with Continental Circus. Weirdness Sighting: The default player driver is "D. Pleasance." (He's the general manager for Commodore Europe.) Nippon Sapes Inc. This luscious animated adventure has a resume as long as your arm: Set in Tokyo and written in Italy, it was first slated to be published in England by DMI, only to wind up back in Italy with Dynabyte (about S35) when DMI went under. In other words, it's a survivor, and for good reason: They've managed to make every element playable or simply fun. Nippon Safes has the first interactive introduction I've seen and a delightful character-selection scheme (there are three, and wait until you see which one you get!) That Overdrive If Overdrive (Infacto, S59.95) was a racehorse instead of a hot-ticket multi-directional shoot-'em-up, I'd bet the farm on it. I mean, what are the odds that a game started in 1989 would appear in the fall of '93? And for that matter, what are the chances of two games called Overdrive the other one, a racing game from Team 17, will be reviewed next issue turning up within a week or two of each other? Four years in the smokehouse suggests the Infacto Overdrive is likely to be either pretty neat or a bit dated, and in fact it is a bit of both. It positively reeks of style even when you just put in the wrong disk. You won't easily find a more polished or feature-filled shooter the selection screens alone kept me occupied for a half-hour and I have a decided weakness for taking on the battleship-like, multi-gunned edifices that it likes to throw at you. But while the technical specs are impressive, the game turned out rather dull tots of chrome and little electricity. The enemies typically fly in brain- ? Doubles as copy-protection. The graphics are sharp, hi-res snapshots perched in the middle of the screen, and the puzzles display a Future Warslike affection for minutiae. And the atmosphere...well, it's very strange. The only conceivable drawback is that you may have to play from the five disks. Nonstandard floppy formats and hard disks just don't get along, and Nippon regularly locked up or bounced back to DOS on NTSC machines during the installation routine. At least they tried. - EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION: Anti Gravity Products proud to announce the exclusive distribution of the gital Broadcasterl6 and the Digital Broadcasfer32. J Digital Broadcaster32: The Digital Broadcaster32 brings ‘TRUE ON-LINE Broadcast Quality” Component Non-Linear Editing to the Amiga 3000 & 4000 series computers. INPUTS: Component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y), SVHS, NTSC, and PAL. OUTPUTS: Component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y), SVHS, NTSC, RGB, and PAL FEATURES: ¦ Non-Linear Video Editing ¦ 24-bit Aminmation Playback ¦ Time Lapse Recording ¦ Stop Motion Recording ¦ Rotoscoping ¦ NTSC > PAL Conversion ¦ Zorro Ml for the A3000, A3000T, A300QT-Q40, and A4QOO Amigas ¦ CCIR601 Format at 4:2:2 digital video resolution of 640 X 480 to 768 X 436 ¦ NTSC has 525 Horizontal Lines @ 30 Frames (60 fields) per second ¦ PAL has 625 Horizontal Lines @ 25 Frames (50 fields) per second Component Digital 4:2:2 Format Throughout The Board Component I O Breakout Box Compatible with sound boards from SunRize Industries Transition Effects*: Cuts, Wipes, Fades, Disolves,... NOW SHIPPING! Broadcaster32 System SCALL A4000-040 18MB
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3. 0- Not hard-drive Installable. Copy-protection. Humans II: The Jurassic Levels Want to run that by me again? This is no more Humans II (Gametek UK, about S35) than Oh No! More Lemmings was Lemmings II. = The title property belongs to EID.) They've slapped the label on the stand-alone version of the Human Race data-disk set, added sturdier packaging and more accessible copy-protection, and removed the cute accessories that came with the original version. If you've already played the add-on, keep a wide berth of this doppelganger. Then again, if you haven't you will find these 80 new levels of Lem- mingesque puzzle-solving just as engaging to play and gorgeous to look at as the original game. ..and all the hard work for trivial reward, the disk swapping, and the long loads just as irritating. I'm told.) Not much detail or color out the windshield. A320's satisfactions and they do exist aren't of the moment, but slow-building and cumulative, and, much like Virgin's Shuttle, the game rewards an exacting, meticulous approach. You'll want to take your time with it. (Indeed, you'll have to, as A320 comes with more books than you have to buy for some college courses.) So fly your fighters. Buzz town hall. Enjoy the moment. When you're ready for something a little more sophisticated, come back for A320. ©1.3 ?
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Call 3CS-- Nothing is etched in stone Everything is sublet to change ' NOT GUARANTEED U S products *arrantied through manufacturer NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE D Generation This angled-down arcade puzzler [Mindscape UK, about S35) didn't get much play in the media when it turned up on disk a year or so back, and this CD32 release should correct that. In part because it's one of the first games available for the CD32. And in part because, well, it's a pip. The 256 colors of the IBM original are in here, but you probably won't notice. They're a pretty subtle bunch, and you'll be way too busy scheming how best to beat a path through the insidious traps and odd critters that populate this huge genetics lab. (A nice touch is that you can also rescue members of the lab staff by leading them out past those same tricks and traps.) A solid mix of brains and action, and addictive as hell; I was up until all hours. And all just to deliver a package. What, no tip? I actually like this exploration and resource game [Millennium, about S35) better on the A1200 than on the CD32. Maybe it's the crisper monitor display. Or maybe it's the mouse control, which speeds up the pace significantly over the CD32's joypad. You're using it to control a team of five tiny men mining (in side-view) for a range of jewels, warping back out and selling 'em for the right price (you hope) and using the money to buy equipment that will permit them to dig for more jewels. It's really an accomplished and solid design everything fits into place, y'know? But I do think there's an element missing somewhere in the recipe that would move it into classic territory beside Lemmings, rather than standing on its little blue coattails. As it is, Diggers doesn't have quite enough gulp> depth. ¦ Millennium has an interesting problem here: They created a game that was too good. The original Amiga version of this durable platformer featuring a versatile fish with big, bright cartoon eyes was so playable, and looked so pretty, that the 1200 and CD32 versions have had to struggle to top it. The 1200 version added new levels, marginally better graphics, and hard-disk installability. The CD32 version (about S35) keeps the levels and the graphics and throws in more music. Verdict: If you haven't played it before, sure, grab it. This is the definitive version of an Amiga platform classic. But if you have, you're unlikely to be all that impressed with the little perks. I'd wait on James Pond III, Overkill = Mindscape UK, about S30) is a very sharp-looking Defender- style shooter, and for the first few levels it's more than just sharp-looking. While one of the most cloned games among the classic blasters Data- storm and Anarchy being prime examples this one puts the little men on the ground to good strategic use. I was going to say it has a patient difficulty curve, too. But long about the third or fourth level, you start getting killed right at the start by enormous off-screen sprites you can't avoid. Ouch. No fair! James Pond II: Robocod AGA Games CD32 ? A1200 available. 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Call us toll free, and ask for ext. 400 to take advantage of this special order. ’ Offer good ?nough Jan. 31,1594 and applies to in stock items only. ' Continental U.S. only. ' Offer valid for credit card otters only. ’ Orders over 5 lbs. Incur additional shipping charges. ‘ Does not include insurance. Federal Express trademarks used by permission. SHIPPING UPS 0-5 lbs ..$ 5.00 GROUND 5-20 lbs add $ 1 00 lb over 5 lbs Over 20 lbs add 50c-'lb over 20 lbs Monitors .St 5 00 Computers $ 18 00 UPS GROUND 2ND DAY Call for our low pnonty UPS NEXT DAY Shipping rates! ‘Limited Time Offer' HELP KEY Tim chases away the winter blahs with better modems, bigger displays, and boosted systems. Phone Improvement
Q. I purchased a Baud Baud it 2d 00 modem for my Amiga 3000 three years ago. I'm now experiencing problems uploading files errors appear, then the connection is terminated. Have no problem downloading files or connecting to major networks. Both the manufacturer (Progressive Peripherals) and the distributor (Briwall) have gone south, leaving me stranded. Where can I turn for help ? Wynee W. Tsao
P. ltd id, Ohio
A. Turn right here, Wynee. Vour trouble may not be fault of the modem. The wording you use makes it sound as
o J though the upload problem occurs when you're not logged on a network. This might indicate that the problem is the phone line. Tty to isolate the trouble. If, after doing so, you determine that the modem is indeed the culprit, 1 recommend buying a new one instead ol getting the old modem repaired. Repair costs could run as much as a brand-new unit. Besides, your 2400- baud modem uses dated technology. If you’re willing to wait on a hack- O order list, you can get a 14,400-baud modem for around S100. Mac Warehouse (800 255-6227) is selling the Technology Concepts 14.4 Data Modem (part BND-0249) for a mere $ 99 plus shipping. The modem is shipped with Macintosh software, which vou could donate to a school or give to a friend. Match it to a good Amiga telecommunications program (see “Help Key,” Dec. ‘93, p. 94 for recommendations) and you and your Amiga will be in telecommie bliss. Screen Tests
Q. I teach biology in a classroom equipped with large-screen television monitors. Here’s our problem: Students feed data into a spreadsheet on our seemingly steam-powered By Tim Walsh Amiga 1000, and the results appear on the computers monitor. Rather than let the large-screen TV monitors sit idle, is there any way to direct the NTSC output from the Amiga to the monitors? Remember, we're talking tight budget here! Frank Heppner Professo r of Zoology University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island
A. I’ve experimented with AmigaWorid's nightclub-sized Mitsubishi IA' enough to know that it doubles effortlessly as a composite computer monitor. Because the A1000 (and other Amiga models) are capable of a small variety of NTSC output signals without extra hardware, the input limitations of your large- screen TV monitors will determine their usefulness. First, look on the video-connector section on the back of each of the TV monitors. If you see provisions for more than one type of video input, you could conceivably output directly from the Amiga. While it may sound far-fetched today, both Tandy and Sears once sold large “TV monitors” with auxiliary nine-pin RGB computer inputs. If either of your "IV monitors have such inputs, you could plug the AlOOO's RGB cable directly into the RGB input, set the monitor to RGB mode, and it should work just like a slow-scan computer monitor. More likely, there are RCA-type jacks marked “Video-In,” "Chroma,” or “Luma” in the video-input areas of the TV monitors. If so, you’re in luck, professor. Facing the rear of the A1000, the rightmost RCA-type output jack is marked “VIDEO.” Just run an RCA-type cable from that port lo the TV monitor, and plug it into the video jack, or get a Y-connecior and split the video-signal output between the Chroma and Luma jacks. Noninterlaced lo-res (320x200) color output from the Amiga should then appear crystal-clear on the TV. Best ol all, the output to the large-screen TV will be independent of the AlOOO’s monitor, so students can sit in front of the computer monitor and type, while the rest of the class watches the IN monitor. Finally, if the TV monitors lack any type of video input, and use either an antenna or conventional coaxial cable (not likely), you’ll need to lincl the original RF converter that came with the A1000, or pick one up at a used computer store. Pump Up the A2000
Q. I have an Amiga 2000 that I would like to upgrade. Is it possible to bring this system's performance up to the level of an A4000 040? Rodrigo Espurtia FIT) AP
A. As A2000s go, it’s possible to bring the graphics and speed beyond the level of an A4000, but it'll operate as a decidedly different beast. The first step is to install version 2.1 of the Amiga’s operating system and have the video chip set brought up to date. You can do the former and have a dealer do the latter. Processing speed can he addressed with any of several 68040 accelerators from GVP. While installing one of many available display boards in the A2000 will improve the machine’s video output, you should decide on your primary usage before buying. For instance, if you’re seeking video work, NewTck’s Video Toaster might be the board of choice. To get one of the best values in an outstanding artistic board with a top-notch paint program (OpalPaint) to match, look no further than Centaur’s OpalVision. To keep the nature of the computer intact, you may want to consider Expert Sendees’ retarget- table Picasso II, CAT’s Spectrum, or Impulse's Firecracker. Finally, the latest version of the software for the Retina board from MacroSystem US touts AGA emulation. ¦ We have been the official Public Domain Library of all 'he best Amiga magajmes Find out why those magazines choose us' Thg firs! Two letters on each disk indicate (he orientation of ihe disk: WB* general interest • most programs can be run from ihe workbench. FD* games and entertainment. VO* are video related programs utilities ana Ddu advanced-requrres thorough knowledge ol AmigaDOS CLI Thanks ro our extensive arsenal ot anu-virus software. ALL d our software is guaranteed virus tree I Best Selleh! DD79abed: Amiga "C" Tutorial - Thrs is the most comprohensrvG C language-Am a orisnted-sal oF tutorials ava able includes full working u«ampte*. Source code and an Incredible set of iwsacns. Included are fufl discussions end examples lor Amiga programming a disk set. Counts as 3. Newest Disks WB139: MIDI Perlormanco Manager Utility to manage a MIDI Synthesizer and other MIDI equipment Repo -es WB 2- WB138: 3 0 Extras *2 - Ancrnor ask chocked lull OT jfilities to unleash the power ot Workbench 3 0 and AGA" WB137: The Arcxx Guide - Fun AmgaGuid fine.) Document !o teach you AranlM Tip-fiH«J with easy i-relarencmg! W0136; Terminu* WB2 0* Modem.Terminal program lull featured 5Cr;pt5.'scre inmocJesoverscan efc WBI35; 3.0 Extras 1 - 13- ufrties tor WB 3 0 Several must- naves lor gelling the most put of you? New graphics modes' Wbl 34: 3.0 AGA Blanker ¦ Bl tzBianker for WB3.0- 14drf- ferent aiankers to realty snow Oh yOur AGA machine' WB133: Panasonic Studio Special printer Preferences c-o tor and driver system tor all Panasonic 9 A 24-pin printers Wbl 32: Canon Studio Version 2 ¦ Spec a printer Preferences editor and drivers tor BJC 600. 800 A 680 IBP, A1. A2. BJC 000. BJ 5 10. 20. 200, 230. 300. 130 WB131: Magic Workbench Mike your 2 04- Workbench SiZ2lo wlh style with these 8 co'or dithered tons. Easy auto- inttallS in minutes Req'* W82 04* and hard drive WB130: Tool Manger 2 ¦ The ultimate tool manager tor your Workbench And animated cons, sound effects and 'docks' of programs to your VV3 very useful' Rec. 2 0- anc hard drive. FD92: Blast cm contains Scorched tanks--a tank battle wtn futuristic weapons defenses A 'great' graphics Gaactod is a Gni0«ian Spaee Invaders game completely Amiga-hzed FD91; Popoyc ¦ A clone o! The orgnai C 64 classic- Amga Stylo with enhanced graphics Requires 1M9 chip RAM for PA1 mode FD90: Conquest A Dominion - Conquer the known world and mamta n dominion over il--a microcosm ol economic Survival FDB9: Kastfe Kumqual A thoroughly enterta n ng and challenging maze'adveniure gam-* Great soundtrack and graph iCS Rea'S 1MB Chip RAM (for PAL mods) F088: AmyBouldordash - a cone of the original classic, extremefy wo I done complete witn level edrtor. 2 compete sets of levels and a level editor Requires Workbench 2. FD87: OJCYD- A commercial Qualify game--similar to Marble Madness in nany ways, put allows two computers to tirk A play together, soo how many o' the 200 landscapes yog can com plete without having to get Thu hint book1 FDB6: Uchess The strongest playing Chess program available tor the Amiga per.oc Req 68030*, Workbench?-, 4MB RAM Oi more Supports AGA roq 6MB!) DD92: Developer Contairs the orfioai Commodore develop ers kits for tne AmigaGuide anc Commodore Instal1 Utlities. A must have for ail senous developers Fun Disks FD5: GAMES) - This disk is chock lull of games including, Checkers Clue. Go'O - A mnv slide the pieces puzzle. Jeopard An enhanced version Ot Rsk. RushHour - Surprisingly addicting and SpaceWar - Best described as a cross between Comoat-Tanks and asteroids F07; Pacman ¦ This disk contains several pacman type games including; PacMan87. MazeMan and Zomx FdiO: HackLlte ¦ A dungeon adventure game. Considered a must-have classic. This is ihe 2nd release of this game Great graphic interface. Play time several weeks' FD11: La* Vegas and Card Games - Las Vegas Craps • The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every wnTten for any computer Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty- One, VidooPoker and more FD12AB: Star Trek. The Gome This is by far the best Star Trek game over wriiten for any computer, It features mouse control, good graphics, dig I zed sound eflects and great game- play Counts as 2 disks. Rea. 1Mb and two drives *or hd). FD13: Board Games ¦ contains Monopoly. Dominoes, Paranoids, and others. DD83: IBM - Not one. But TWO IBM emulators that will allow the running of MS-DOS software with Amiga programs'!' Come. Comptato with programs to turn your Amiga floppy drives ntu 720K IBM compaiibk-t drives Also, check our our PC-Tp*,k emulator on our DevWare V«oeo page' FD17: Educational Gomes ¦ This d sk includes several games tor youngsters including geography, maih. Science, and word games, also includes Wnoel of Fortune FD20: Tactical Games ¦ MecnForce. A game that simulates combat between two or more giant robols. Simple wo res can t begin fo give you the feel of piloting a 30 - 40 toot tall, tire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every v him. FD27: Arcade Games Ths disk is loaded w,:h some greal games Includes. Raceorama a great racing car game with ten (liferent courses. MiniBlast a helicopter gunship typo clore. Shark in the same class as bogrjer and Sbreakout Ihe cing nal D'eakout with more FD31: Games f - Air Trultic Control - a good ATC simulat-on. &ack Jack Lnb ¦ a lull featured sol of card games, ChessTet ¦ p ay chess wlh your Irlend m distant and remote places vnfh this garne and a modem, labyrinth ¦ a we I done ten adveniure game (like an infocom game), and MouseTrap ¦ a 3d maze game FD32: Flight Simulator - An instrument Simulator for a DC10 FQ33: Arcade Games ¦ Ftreddy a Mario Brothers type of Turn the page and see DevWare Video for order info, or Order Toll-Free (800) 879-07591 $ 5.95* ea, 20-29 Disks 'Special** $ 4.45 ea. 11-19 Disks Order 15 disks and receive a complimentary copy of Anti-Virus (a S20 value) AND pick any 3 disks of your choice! Serving the Amiga community since 1985 Public Domain Library Guarantee - We believe sa strongly in our procuct that we ofler a full lifetime, complete satisfaction guarantee No questions asked. Game, Gero is a target practice game, P peUne a German imerpretat on cl P pe Dreams. Tron a ignt cyc-es version, aid Wetro dS a woncertu version of asteroids wth a hdahduS twist FD35: Omega (v 1.3) - An outstanc rg dungeon and outdoors adventure game m a simitar vem as hack, rouge, and mpna This version is considerabty faster and better that a'i previous versons Pay time weeks. FD38: Games Chbbage Master - A g-eat crpoage game and tuior. Spades a wet done card came, ChineseCheckers A computer version of this classic. Puzz - a s'rtie p ece puzzle game aid construct on set WB105ABi Workbench 2+ Extras 2 This sat contains the programs Thai should have been Inducted wih WB2- These powerful utiimes take fun advantage cf the many new t&Dat- tss that are nsbbie in Workbench 2*. Incudes Tool Manager - a wonderful utility to add programs to your tool menu. Virus Protection - Degradcr, icon • Enhance* Workbench's 'Show AjJ* to display over 40 dtfttrKl icons for different type* of Wei. Bdfnap Font Editor. Screen Brankers - ata bncTAfs and spinier* and swarming bee*1 Requester Enhancer* and CPUBfif. Two disk set. Codilfs as two FD39A&B: Star Trek. The New GeneraUon - This is a com- pleiely d fferent version O' Star Trek man Thai found on Fdi2. This one was created Py the German author Tobias. Excel lent!! I Counts as two disks Requires 512k FD50: Submarine Game - Sea'ance. Ore and a naif years in The making, = fits is an outstanding submarine tact-cal game Comme’Dal quality, h gh'y rKommencod FD57: Arcade Game* • Includes 2 truly commerc-al quality games MegaBall. An Arkanoo-'Sh game features 5 mus-caf sco'os anc noocting gamopiay. Gravity Attack is a psycnadet- lic trip through several different worlds each different FD59: Gem* Potpourri - Xenan III is an almost e»act done Of the commercial game of the same name...a great shootemup. Crossword will take lists of words & automatically generate woro-search puzzles tor any Epson ccmpat-be printer FD60: Games - In Nebula, race Over a 3d world to destroy enemy installations Interfe'pn; a g-eal Dr Mario done Enigma, is n a game or puzzle FDS1: Game* So ilaro. Great graphics, p ays two versions Kl'Od. An interesting piece ol eye cancy Extreme Violence; 2 player Wl or bo killed game YATC. A Tet'is ckXM wth Arbfical Inteugence Genesis; create realistic 3d fractal worlds FD62; PomF-om Gunner. An extremely smooth and we( done World War II gunner Simulation Req. 1 megabyte cl memory FD64: Games ¦ WiZZy s Guest • a 'great' 50 level game witn great graphics, CubuS - a 3-d mens-cnal Tetris type game (rotate ana move in 3 dimensions). Husker Du - Colors and pattern rathe- lhan shape in This Tetns-esque game. 5 screens and 3 levels Of difficulty Requ res Fat Agnus (' Meg of Chip) FD67; Arcado Includes Llamatron a well-done Robofron Clone Hale is a 'terr.lic' Zaxion clone with multipe lovnls-'worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling . A 10' FDE9: MlndGamea Had enough ot shocl-em up games7 Relax and let these 2i games exercise your mind instead of youi wrist FD73: Arcade Series • Intruder Alert' i$ a MULTl-level "Berserk’ clone Features smooth gamep ay great graphics A d>gritzed sound t-x. FD74: Arcade Series • RmgWar is an ‘Outer Limits' clone with vectorized graphics MotherLode is a Lode Runner" Cone witn 50 levels! In B itzTanks they're coming at you from all d roctions1 Call in air strikes and use your heavy artillery to survive' FD75; Arcade Series ¦ Descender is n clone of Ihe classic arcade game ‘Tempest"; compioto with veciorized graphics Tan* is the classic battle ot trajectories and media between Iwo tanks incrod bly well done* Search is a maze game unlike any other included is a eve' editor too. (Tanx requres ’ meg chip memory. Fat Agnusi FD77; Arcade Series - Ga’aga'92 is a done of the arcade game with severat gamaplay enhanceT.ems--witn smooooth. Sharp graphics, it's better than the original1 Pharaohs Curse is a done ot the original C64 dass-c Diplomacy rs a beautifully CompulBfized version of the Avalon Hill board game--conquor Or bo conquered' The AmigaWorld "Best-Of" Set FD68ABCD: AmigaWorld s Be*i - These four disks con- tam the hotiest pd c; ini---. Of '921 Includes Mother Lode. Mona, Mmehetd. Pomg. Intruder Alan. Deluxe PacMan. RocAy and Super Arttttery Dec.. "92 AmlgaVVoridj Four Oi*k sei, counts as rhree FDBl; SupcrGames - Some ol rbebest games.-Donkey Kong i* bettor than the original wirn an extra lever Franfic Freddie and TrailBlazer are both fast-paced arcade games Mao Bomber is the classic game ol "Knboom" redone w.th an Am ga flare All o! These games are excellent FD82; Intrepid in the Arctic -ce. You control a tank on a miss-on to rescue hostages in this suporbty crabed Amiga original FD84: Games! Deluxe PacMan is better than the original- 20* mazes, special ’power-ups" with custanr mg graphics ThlnkAmanta is the classic game of concentration with beautifully drawn H Res images Workbench Disks WB4:Telecommunlcotion Tins disk contains several excellent pd communication programs: Access I 42. Comm t 34 8. Handshake 2 12a See also WB!02 & WBU5 Y B5: Font* if* 36 Ditmap lonts Also included are live PageSlream fonts.and SbowFont - a fcni display program. W06: Fonts 2 ¦ SbowFont allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font. Includes large AmigaDos system fonts (many up to 56pt$ ). WB7: Clip An ¦ Th s C'Sk is loaded with back aid white cap an Art includes, trees, watches, teals, US and State maps and more. WB9; Icons • Truly a multitude of various types and kmcs. Also includes FconMiester. LeonLao. And Others g'est uSltes To
h. alp generate icons WB12: Disk Utilities - This great C.Sk is daded with wonderful utilT.es for everything including making disk labels disk cataloging disk opt.mizmg. osk and * e rocave-y archrve and o-ga- ninng and at sorts ij1 Me man pglalion A must have’ WB13AB: Punter Driver* and Generator - over 70 different drivers (inctudirg HP LatorJet 3 4 4’) a so include; a pmter- driver generator. Two disk set counts as two WBI5; Business This disk conta ins a spreacsneet. A database, a projoctT me management program arq t nanqiai anaiys-s (stocks). WB18: WordText Processors - Tnis cisk ccntsirs tne best eo.td-s. InCiiCes.TextPlus (v2 2$ ) a full featured word processor. Dmefvl 35) a great programmers ector with st-oig macro fea‘ures,TexED(v2 B) an enhanced Emacs type ec tor. And a speti cnecke*. W022: Fonts *3 - Several more great lonts Those, ike ire 0‘ner font d sks work great with Dpaint anc WYSIWYG word processors WG23; Graphics and Plotting • Plot, a 3-D rr.atromaT-cai functon plotter Can plot any user ceLnec luncoon. BezSurf2 - produce awesome pctures cf cn.ects one cou'd turn on a lathe Can aisa map IFF image f es onto ary Surface mat rt can draw. New compatible win most 3D packages, and Vscreen - ma-.es a virtual screen any-where. WB25 Educational - On This d-sk a'e two pr 'airs that can generate maps cf differ ng types Wc’ld Data Base uses the CIA's daia base to generate oetai'ed maps of any ertered user gioDat coordnates Also Paradox a greaT demonstration of Albert Elisten Gonerai Theory o' Relativity. WB27: Nagel ¦ ?6 Pothck Nagel p-ctures o! Beautiful women WB33:Clrcuit Board Design - Several territ-c routines for the etectronc emnu$ >ast. IncUd ng PCBlool - a crcuit boara oesign too'. LogiCLab - circuit logic tester, and Mead (i 26; a well cone new release of this PD CAD program, now comes with predrawn common circu.t components for insertion into sen e mates WB35: 3D Graphics T-iis C Sk contains 3Forts - Full vector font se; for use with 3d programs. FontMaker - make 3d fonts (rom any system font, Mako2DShape ¦ create 3d shapes *rom any image. Durr-ptolFF ¦ create 3d animations preserves pair" World3a - a como Of a !»ont end for use wnh DKBRc-noer WB36: Graphics ¦ On ths c sk are several programs to peaie stunn.ng graphical images including. Mpath ¦ creates Swirl.ng galaxy images Roses - produce an urtim tea number c! Vana- tons of images that a symmetrically Similar to a rcse, SrmGen - display tnose spectacu'a' ’mages as part of your wo-kpench, and RaySnace - a ve-ty goad raytracng program, create yotir own oeautiful 3d g*aphx models with mis one1 WB37; Educational - Educations games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books Ages 6-15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics Piotxy is a pcwe-ijl lull featured plotting package Used by many colleges and univers- hes Highly recommenced Plans - a mcredbly well cone Computer Aided Draft ng program, very lull featured Tesselaior ¦ a program that helps generates tamasie look,rg recursive M C Ecsher type pictures WB41; Music • MED an incredibly well done, tui featured muse eO'tOf. Create your own stunning muse C rect y on your tne Amga. Simriar to SoundTracker pul better. Very powerful easy to use program. Version 3 20-COfhpatib e w.th WB2*. WB43: Business - This disk contains Analyt Calc - probably the most powerlui spreacsheet program on the Amga A lull featured spreadsheet with marry features erpected n a conv mer&al package Reg I 2 MB Special Product • New Release!! QT3: The A64 Package Version 3- A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. Supports any CPU and is fully compatible with WB1.3 & 2.0 and now 3 0! This version includes a special adaptor that will allow you to connect your 64 s 1541 disk drive to your parallel port of your Amiga for total emulation. All-new transfer software! Special price S59.95 -with hardware VVQ46: Clip Art - H.gnRes cl p art wth the following monts - embellishments (borders, cocads ....), people, & Kansoprar-pn WB47: Clip Art - Hires dip art Motifs - bar. Drafting. Summer, animals ana macfood. WB48: Clip Art • Hires esip art Motifs ¦ Ho'ioayS. Music, medical. And misc. WB50: Animation S ven of the best eu'o-style animations or "Demos'. Including - scientific 451. Subway, sunride thrsido- mo tmgn; waves, and woow WBS3; Graphic* - Raytratmg programs generate absolutely stunning real-Stc look rig planes, rockets, buildings . And Surreal Images C-Ligit i$ the most powerful EASY-TO-USE of it s kino we have seen to cate. This is easily Dener. And more full featured, than similar commercial programs costing in die hundreds cf doi'ars. Alsc, sMovie - a full featured vdoo text tiller similar to ProVideo. Broadcast Titier. Great video scroll.ng. wpes. Spedal effects, and more .. WB54: Printing - This disk contains several routines 10 nela with the chore ol printing Includes Gothic ¦ r-nally a Banner printer tor the PD' PriniSlLd.o -a well impiemenied all purpose printer-utility wilh a very comtortabie graphic interlace and many advanced features. Lila • with ease, print ASCII hies to a PostScript printer, and more WB55r Application - Xcopylll - a lull featured disk cppior, make backups of copy prctecied disks. RoadRpute • f na tne quickest route (rom one Cty to anotner, highway cescnption included Diary - a diary program like 'Dougy Houser M.0". Cal
- a calendar program, Magman - a catabase tailored for articles and publ-cations. WB57t Animation - This disk has several "Demo" style animations, Including, Blitter. Lolly. SunS. Vertigo, vortex, and xencmorph WBG2: Midi Utilities - Several useful midi utilities irclud ng. Programs to transfer to arcf from several music programs to midi, a m.dl sysex handler, a mdi recorder wilh timeoase. Display irufli into, file sequence player, and a few scores. WB63: Disk Utilities 3 - Several h ghly recommended programs to aid in removing cuplicate files Irom your hard drive, oortorrr.mg tile Packups, Binary editing, last formatting, hie ¦ecovery. And forced disk validation ol corrupt disks. WB66: Icons K2 Lot s of neat icons Also, several wonderful orograms that to let you create your own icons, modify and man pjfate icons and info struclures. WB69; Music 90 minutes ol classical and modern electronic music tor you Amiga WB75; Music - over 100 instruments files f.inst) and sample sound liioa ( ss) WB79: Home & Business Accounting • Includes Ckbacci » the most complete checkbook accounting program going, LCDCaic - tnis well done calculator has a very large display and operates from me keyboard or mouse. Mileage master - monitor your duiomobi'e mileage with this mileage log. Grammar - a grammar Check* and .Yq-la! Me - find out what time it >s in up to 50 global cities. WB119ABCOE: Font Sef This cnfrecten conjans over TyOb'uzei fox use wth Fyofessi-jnai P ge’F'ageSen.er 3* i PiageSins-m 2 l*. These toms w-J cuput to atry !as*?r j sr or Oot-manut pmtar with no ogo es Thsflks to oaSine tontr. Ve y pro-lootng. 5 dij* se*. Counts as 4- WB31: Great Applications - DataEasy a very easy to use. C3-JKinse program Don : let the ease ot use toot you. This is a ve-y tus featured database program mcJud ng Ml prtnfw comrof lor aooress labels ana mail merge aco'cat-bns Also includes. TypeTut a good typing tutor. RLC a full featured label printer, Banner. 3 multi-font banner maker, and EuOge: a home acccuflbhg in a program, Hghly recommended. WB82; Animations - Feu- fti’1 length. WeS oane ‘movie* Style animations. Including, Csyote. Jugge-ll. GnostPool. S Median 11 2 Os s. Courts as 1 VZB93; V orkbench 1.3 Enras *2 Contams The utilities that Co-rmoCore shou d have Sh pped wrfh The Amiga: VirusX4 0, Snap. FixDiSk (recover corrupt deleted files). Disk Optimize- (rioppy A ra-d), Machlll (screen blanker, hotxey. Mouse accei macro, dock utility). GOMF (a gjrcbusrerland Pr ntStudO YrB95; Checkbook Accountant 2.1 - Def.r.ltely commerce g'ace. We ve seen many checkbook p-ograms arq tnis s the best, rut.’ budge: ng, transaction reccnj ng 4 reocrt gereraiion. WB96: Dupers - Contains Xccpyltl 4 Nib which w il bacsup copy-protected programs F’eeCopy remcves copy protect on from seve-al programs, anp SuperCuper will crank-out fas! Amga DCS copies. WB99: Lifestyles includes Agene famty tree p-og-am that tracks up :p 600 people marriages etc Landscape '£ a CAD program to create garcens lancscapes Loom s>muia:es an 6 harness loom; experiment witn pattern design with instant ‘eedoack WB1Q2: Telecommunications ¦ Conrans me programs Ncomm 20 and Vtl 00-293 Zm.ocem protccais. XPR protocol supped, fust VT100 emu tion. Ncom-r s scrip! Language is so powerful it can create a fuli-'eatured BBS System. W8106: Home Manager Tnis ‘S a Q'eat aJ-m-One address Pock with an autodaienioiepad 10-00 IrStappOintmen! Sched- uler home inventory database and phone number dater WB108; OotaMED • Tnts D'eakthrcu i program doub es your Amga'5 sound capa&ipps from 4 channels to an ear-poppng 8 cnannels1 Ail me renound editing capab kb as ol MED pus 4 more charnels' If you thought you- Amiga sounded good before . You a nt heard nuth n yet' Wbl09: VerseWrse - Display. Sea*cn anc pdflt The Now Testament WB113: Sid II Why pay 40 bucss ‘cr a creasy utu ty. When tnis cr-e w ; do t ai pus much more1 A Tuiy professcnai-cat* oer prpg-am. Srd i was our cest. New complete1 rewritten. Sd 2 will astound you Wbl 14: Fonts 4 - Contains 36 0 tmap System tents WB115: Telecommunication If you have AmgaDOS 2 04- and a moaem. Then this 15 THE program lor you Term totally conforms to the User Interface Style Guide (or 2 04. Has an Arexx port, and supports a'i pcpuia- file-transter protocols through XPR libraries We wish al programs were (fits good. Wbl 16: Databases - This :s what you've been waiting for' Contains 5 undue y special zkJ database p-og-ams tor tracking. Videotapes. CD's Magazine Ancles, Com.c Books and Trading Ca-cs' Wbl 20: Grinder - a compete g'aphCS conversion package that supports GIF'S. Jpeg. Neocftro™, Degas. PCX, Targa. TIFF HAM-E and IFF format pictures An invaluable tool for aH Ce S ki opvi C eog-a ph ers and desktop publishers. WB118: Amiga Beginner - You zrsncd tor HI A ccmplFie tutor,al tor The beginner on using uro Amiga. Starts you oh a: Ihe power-swiich and rake* you through 10 me CLLShtii and all ponta tn t&rwf&n. Donusf Also included are 16- cakH fcom to replace sve-y icon m your 20+ Workbench, WB121: ProPage3 Enhancer - Th s disk contains over 40 "Genies" fo- use witn RroPage 3.0, including useful ones like Make Pie Ciarr anc Resize Text to fit Box *0 name a lew Also incudes Structured & bitmap clipart for jnique borders,,a must have for an 3 Pa go 3 users Wbl22: System Optimizer - Kcommodity enhances your system, gives memory meters mouse keyboard enhancements. Online timers plus man others Too numerous to list! Reorg will optimize hard and froppy-disks for a big speed increase. HOMem wti allow you to use up to 2 megs of hard- drive space for v.rtuai memory' (Rec 68020- w MMU) AH programs require 2.0- WB123AB: Flags ot the World • same as Wbl24. But for Workbench 1.3. Raq 1MB 2 diSk set. Counts as two Wbl24; Flags of the World - Two mcdes: czick and leam or a game to test your knowledge Great graphics fantastic learning tool Has current Russia 1 Yugoslavia republics Req Workbench 2 0- A 1MB RAM Wbl27; Blanker* - Over 20 different screen blanker* Most run on Workbench I.3-. a few require 2.0* WB128: ColorFont* - contains 12 color bitmap fonts for use wTh Dpaint or any soltware that supports CoiorFonts. WB129: Super Virus Killer ¦ From Safe Hex IntT who catalogs and lulls Amiga Viruses worldwide-a complete virus system that knows a:l Amiga viruses...updated often. Ren WR 7* Dev Disks DD54: Compression ¦ This dsk is loaded wrth all ot the best file compression programs and aids tor too Amiga Many ot the programs can be used by the new user Includes Arc. Lharc. Lhwarp. Pkax, PowerPacker a must have by all. Zip. Warp, and Zoo. DD71A8: C Compiler - Tnis disk certains DICE. Matthew Dillon s full featured, powerful C compiler A environment 2 disks, counts as 2, DDB6; The Programmer - Includes GecfToo'.s and REQTools wh;ch will allow you to create your user interfaces arq inert the program will automatically generate 'C* source code or Assembly cods. Requires, and wn;e* code for. AmigaDOSS-. DD89: Uedlt - Probably the mosi powerful !exl editor ever written for Ihe Amiga Previously commercial, now public domain Req 1 MB. OD91: ParBonch - Allows you to easily connect network two AmigasiCDTVs together and share storage devices. Req's custom cable (docs to make cable included-easy). DD90: Advanced Utilities - CompressDlsk doubles the capacity ol your harc-dhve on the fly with compression1!! Also contains: disk optimizer. SCSI mount utility, Keymap editors. Enforcer. Urceleter A more. Most programs require 2.0*. Video Disks V09: Imaging Included on ihis disk are the Indispensable utilities, Rond24, ViewTek and the JPEG utilities Rend24 is invaluable to' 24 DT an-mators allow,ng lor previews on AGA and non-AGA Amigas. ViewTek plays tack anims ol all sorts indue ng Amm S, 7 and 8 formats JPEG utilities facilitate the transforming of iFFs into space-saving JPEG format Dynamic Motion Module ImageMaster R t Powerful multimedia authoring system software. Easily create interactive pre- sentations. Fantastic value for the price! Art Department Pro The invaluable image processing software you $ 74.95! Can': be without All the graphic functions for ycurj image manipulation needs Til 60 $ 144.95 LightRave You can now use Lightwave withoul the Toaster! Lightrave emulates all necessary Toaster functions needed by Lightwave 3D Faster rendering of images than is possible with Amiga-equipped Toaster' T5103 $ 419.95' The easiest, most accurate way to mot ion-animate with Lightwave 3D! Tsosj Crouton Tools 4000 Full Featured Toaster- Syslem Integration and videotape logging tOOl. T5012 New! $ 69.95 1 T3600 T3050 T5142 Call T3051 T1162 T5097 Call T5054 T5052 15098 T5123 T1I75 T1176 T5166 T517S T5143 T5013 T1198 T5067 T5164 T5182 T5167 T1180 T5099 T1116 T3054 T5061
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5129. 95 $ 27.95 $ 73.95 (Mi ta ¦ MONTAGE H A complete, high-level programming language True BASIC 2.0, Student Edition Get special pricing on these other TrueBASIC math programs! Algebra I T1074 $ 14.95 Algebra It T2034 $ 14.95 Calculus T1082 $ 14.95 Pre-Calculus T2035 Trigonometry T1093 $ 14,95 Discrete Mathematics T2064 Probability Theory T2060 $ 14 95 TrueSTAT T2061 Get any 2 math pgms T2035 $ 26 95 Get all 8 math programs T2062 Get all 8 math programs Plus TrueBASIC 2.0 T2063 $ 109.95! St 4.95 $ 14.95 $ 14.95 $ 94.95 Only $ 134.95 ADPTools Pro is lo ADPro what Lightwave is to the Video Toaster! A powerful. Spfine-Dased animation system providing image processing, compositing, and special effects tor digital video and animations T360Q MXKKJ S O F T W A R E Pixel 3D Pro T1036 $ 124.95 Create 3D logos from 2D pictures and much more1 ANIM Workshop V.2 T5i04$ 109.95 Newest Version1 The tools you need for creating, playing, processing, editing, and also adding sound lo your animations! Use all of ADPros power on any frames in your animations! Pixel 3D Professional + ANIM Workshop Version 2 Tsosa $ 209.95 WAVELlNK Double the speed of Lightwave1 Allows two Toaster systems to render at the same time, Also allows file sharing T5155 $ 119.95 WAVEMAKER New! Effortlessly create flying logos in seconds instead of hours1 Saved time-money made1 Complete with a video, useful in demonstrating WaveMakers capabilities (i.e. your capabilities) to your clients. T5159 $ 154.95 24-Bit Graphics Breakthrough lor the Video Toaster from Innovision Technology. Your definitive solution for video titling, image composition, and effects presentation for the Video Toaster! Features: Incredible Real-Time Font Scaling! Nol available anywhere else! -Stunning Text Attribute Options 24-Bit Graphics Imaging
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Automatic Image File Readers to access popular file formats, plus the hottest image manipulation tools ever available on the Amiga...bar none T5100 Information Manager Pro Organize your business contacts and more with this information manager1 Track all business contacts with all information, history and branch out to Project and or Agenda-., -' databases for individual contacts., _ Calendar module schedules from day to day. Month fo month and" year to year. Also Reservations,. Wallet, Invento'y, Area Codes T5I9G A Powerful Morphing System, at an Affordable Price! CocoonMorph is a full-featured, professional morphing system without the Roils Royce, price. You can load any IFF- image, including AGA for mats, and save frames as 24-, Oil. HAM, HAM-8, or 16-leve! Grayscale T5056 Sale Price $ 19.95! T2033 Amiga CD-ROM AsimCDFS V2 Jus! Released! Allows your CDTV COROM drive to access any ISO-9660, High or Mac HFS formatted disc. Comes with Fish Market Disc Collection (up to Fred Fish 900). 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o o o information on databases. And then as for spreadsheets, those were ignored also. Are Amigas used exclusively for The CD32 is simply the holiest console around, and it will definitely have a spot in my living room. Video effects? I'm vety disappointed in A miga I Vorld. It is amazing that the productive possibilities of Amiga computers are completely ignored by your magazine. While I’m not interested in games, it would seem there is also considerable interest in that field, which is also ig- norecI by A miga 11 'oriel. Arche M. Hartley Colorado Springs, Colorado Kudos for CDS 2 After reading “The Last Word” in the December issue, 1 felt 1 bad to write in. I can't understand how any Amiga user wouldn't be glad to sec the Amiga CD32. If Commodore was trying to break the so-called “game-machine” myth, then Commodore was trying to lose at least 80% of its market. Here is what I think about the CD32. Well, il was die smartest tiling Commodore could have done. L et’s face it, a lot of people bought an Amiga just to play games. Commodore had a choice of a cartridge- or CD-based machine. Well, since cartridges have a high cost- to-capacity ratio, and that capacity is veiy limited, the CD system was the obvious choice. For a while now, I've been looking for a beter machine for games. My A500 still takes care of my computer needs, so the A1200 just doesn’t seem to be the right choice. 1 was looking fora console to buy, but I couldn’t find one that was up to my standards (the Amiga really spoiled me.) Now that the Cl)32 is here, my choice couldn't be easier. The Amiga CD32 is simply the hottest console around, and it will definitely have a spot in my living room. Joseph Steiner West New York. New Jersey We All Make Mistakes When flipping through the Dec. ’93 issue, I was pleasantly surprised at the printing error on page 24. The page that accidentally appears there reveals a telling slice of the inflated PC market: a “high-end animation” software package with a list price of nearly $ 3000. If the corresponding Amiga- World page got printed in some PC magazine, I can imagine its readers’ reactions to an ad for Caiigari or Brilliance or even an entire Video Toaster system. Perhaps to err is humane. Todd Goodman Manhattan, Kansas Pul your thoughts to paper and send them to the Last Word, c o AmigaWorld, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil, 03458m Ol mUS js-fhe fiigh resolution Toaster applic resolution ProorXiPc model, de Hid 2-iLit uiuv jr iiir ui] VtuluJ
• i. j • i • I W giiderhigh TVPaint 2.0 you can interactively re objects and pages as the ability to display ons up to 1280x1024 Vofessfgnal users will Solutions, upfb8Mx6wl '68 Interlaced. Applications m-Amiga screen or oHifr g the user full choice in configuring their ul! Matured AGAchfpsef ,%ie Retina ca ulll t's not a jrvice card be astonished Non-Interlaced, or g may be launched on the Workbench screen alio working environment! Emulator usitfg Workbench 2.1 pt's not all e Retina cab also run the Workbench in 24bit depth so that you can display 24bit Images and 24bit Animations directly on the Workbench screen! The F fina with TVPaint 2.0 Pro Is Recommended by NewTek fo| use with the Video Toaster System. Cucle 157 on Render Service card I . J!:jjj ujilI puLliaii v iiilu suuiiirj jjji ndlilfiiu auuiinj. Liij iiuupJIuiij1 jjruyi urn in & mid 24 *>! „; J 2*iU iufuf b y Jiiuitaiu. I ivv v iiii liisii&JGB jj pulnt riiiii'iluij Iji Piini ut up iu J *J2-'L: u;J auil liii iiisfc ‘iu Upgrade available for current Retina owners! The Best has just gotten betterl Pull 32bit Zorro 111. Higher Resolutions, The Fastest Yet! A4000 the Retina n is unbeatable for use with TVPaint and Rendering software. In an A3000 Built-in Video Encoder with Composite and S-Video Outputs. 1280x1024 24bit Res. TVPaiijt 2.0 Professional I The State of the Art in 32 bit Painting for the Amiga. TVPaint is fhe fastest 32 bit Paint Package available for the Amiga. Sonic of TVPaints features; Automatic Antialiasing on drawing tools, ]m r~ Powerful Airbrush tools. Density control on tools, Full Undo Redo, Spare Swap screens, Convolution Effects, Definable Magnification f " Window, Custom Masks, Pressure Sensitive Tablet support. Full CLT. Retina Version - Suggested List ..L $ 449.95 Features
• 15 - 8QKHz Hor. Freq. Aid 50 -110Hz Verti. Froq.
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• Foil one Year warranty.
• Optional External Video Encoder with Composite and S-Video outputs available for the Retina.
• 1084 Composite Sync Adaptor available for the Retina. Circle 199 on Reader Service card 16blt 48KHz Audio Cfe I Digitizer - 3 Stereo X WX V ClvCi J. VJ Inputs with Mixer The Toccata is a full 16bit audio digitizer with 3 Stereo inputs, 1 Mic input and 1 Stereo output. The Toccata will work in any Zorroll or Zorrolll slot. The Toccata can digitize at up to 48KHz in 16bit direct to hard disk. Special features are an onboard mixer and optional ADPCM compression. The ADPCM compression allows digitizing at 32KHz directly to a floppy disk and playback from floppy. For the first time building lengthy digital video segments no longer requires Playback from HardDisk can be up to 16 channels in 16bit. The Toccata can also expensive and slow frame by frame digitizing. Using a revolutionary new be used with the Vlab iFR to digitize the audio for a video sequence. Simultaneous concept, MacroSystem has provided a new interleaved Frame Recording R® ord °nd Payback from HardDrive. The Toccata comes with a special version yr c Digitize 30fps Video from Video Tape or Laser Disk of SEKD's award-winning audio editing software package, Samplitude. Vlab control windows allow you to keep multiple critical controls open at the same lime. And the monitor window display lets you see exactly what you are digitizing. Real time Color, Contrast, Luminance and Gamma, Luminance, Chromanace controls. Includes ADPro and ImageFX Loader modules. Supported by the Nucleas Personal SFC. Feature (VLab and Vlab Y C). Interleaved Frame Recording or IFR basically allows the Vlab to digitize full 30fps digital video sequences to HardDisk by making multiple passes of the recorded video. The Vlab digitizes the frames directly to HardDisk as sequentially numbered frpmes* Circle 73 on Reader Service card Hardware Features:
• Frame grab in 1 30th see. Or Field grab in l 60th sec.
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• Digitizes full frqme full color - NTSC or PAL signals.
• Save frames as YUV, IFF24, AGA
• Vlab Y C *1 Y C & 2 Composite inputs.
• Vlab &VLab 1200 - 2 Composite inputs,
• Time Base Corrector not required.
• Compatible with the Video Toaster, OpalVision. Technical Specifications:
* 3 Stereo (6 Channels) Inputs
* 1 MicroPhone Input
* 1 Stereo (2 Channels) Output
* On board mixer
* Record and Playback Simultaneously
* Reads Audio SMPTE Time Code
* 64 Times Oversampling
* 16 different sampling rates Circle 56 on Reader Service card. ¦ Frequency Response 10Hz to 20KHz
• 90db Signal to noise ratio
• Dual 16bit delta-sigma A D converters
• Dual 16bit delta-sigma D A converters Suggested List Price .. $ 599.95 Retina. Vlab and TVPaint aie trademarks of MacroSystemUS. The Video Toaster and lightWave 3D arc trodema'ks of NewTek. Inc. ADPro is a registered trademark of ASDG. Inc. ADEFMIE MUST-HAVEXJPGRADE FOREVERYSERIOUS TOASTER USER!’ Amiga Wor Find Out Why! Call for your free Video Toaster 3.1 demo video. 1-800-847-6111' Software upgrade for all A2000 Toasters. Available now at your local authorized Video Toaster dealer. Registered o tmof iilcoTaNerW) and SO u ill receive 1 idcoTaisterl I software auhmitk all)' at no ikuge. LkvT(U rJiiLStr.(BvtiakmBis(fSc TeU!i ©RiwTek.hk = wT= K INCORPORATED 1 Vy ‘‘-Tv 2 All Products Sold Carry Manufacturers' Full Warranties & Documentation,
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