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The Amiga User’s PC Survival KiT By Dave Johnson .14 If you use Amigas and PC Ls (in any form from clone to emulator), check out this insiders guide to cross-plat form computing with practical advice and product recommendations. First of two parts: Next month Macintosh. Head2Head: ADPro vs. IMAGEMASTER VS. IMAGEFX By Brent Malnack 19 W hich image processor best suits your graphics needs? A W spotlights the latest versions of the top three programs in the field in a special comparison feature. ARTICLES Bravo the Encore! By Mike Levin ...23 Scala’s new MM300 makes creating multimedia presentations easier than ever. This hands-on guide can help you put it to good use in delivering your message. Digital Canvas ..26 Aif' gallery is back with an exhibition of recent works by innovative Amiga artists h orn far and wide. Club Amiga Compiled by Ann Record ......28 Want to connect with fellow Amiga users in your area? 1 lore’s a representative sample of users’ groups from across the US. Arexx: Electronic Ginsu P. ART One By Sheldon Leemon 31 I ike those gizmos advertised on late-night IV, Arexx is a veritable juggernaut when it comes to computing tasks. First of a two-part series on making it w ork for you. COLUMNS DENNY on DOS By Denny Atkin . . . I he master of AmigaDOS continues his new column on operating-system hints and lips with some advice on utilizing the Amiga’s speech synthesizer. Prime-Time PD By Tim Walsh I im’s been out combing the networks again for the latest and greatest in freely distributable software. They .soy he liked his tomato soap exactly the way Campbell's intended it (who's behind door upper- left (to the cover?)* hut we know surviving Amiga artists and graphics buffs like to play fast and loose with almost retry thing. Find out which of the three "great manipulators"provides the flavors you prejer p. 19. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...44 Joel shows you how to use general-purpose graphics software to devise some interesting projects linking art with science and histoiy. Video in Focus By Paulo de Andrade 46 In this installment of his new column, Paulo puts the nonlinear-editing picture in clear focus for Amiga vidcophiles. DEPARTMEATS First Impressions By Daniel Sullivan .2 The new editor jumps into the Commodore fray to see what the Amiga coin- AW Product Information ..78 To contact the vendors of products mentioned in this issue oi'AmigalVor d, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers’ Distributors' Addresses" list. Niiitiily can do to deal with the mess left over in West Chester. Overscan .....4 Amiga news and new products. Help Key ....74 'Jim’s your local AAA when you’ve got problems under your hood. List or Advertisers ....79 Tiie Last Word ..90 The readers write back. REVIEWS TBCPeus (GVP) 8 Designed just for the Amiga, this time-base corrector is definitely state of the art. AmIGaL.INK (Spectronics Int'l) 10 Versatile multi-Amiga networking system.

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(602) 940-0340 • BbI FAX: (boftfe ¦ ydeviL,; I Ayh Call me Ishmael or whatever the hell you want. But let’s make the first part quick. I’m your new editor and the assignment could’ve been more pleasant. I’ve worked 011 AW since '86, and I was around a few computer-magazine blocks before that, too. Hunting the Whale .., FIRST IMPRESSIONS Aliah, the White Whale, and the Orphan Fish Off the Bahamas? Okay, let’s get to it. We've got vermin in the boot blocks here in the Amiga community, and you can spell the name of the virus as ‘‘Commodore." As most of you know already, Captain Could has abandoned ship or at least part of the ship. (His strategy for defeating the great White Whale of’debt he’s in remains inscrutable right now.) So, what this modern-day Captain Ahah and his top ship’s officers are up to at the moment was unknown at this writing, but he did make most of his engineering staff (the only ones who ever really gave a damn about the Amiga) walk the plank just before heading to the lifeboat himself. Up to this point, the story has been reported in several different ways. (The facts as we know them are given in the box in “Overscan,” p. 4.) I don’t know the exact terms of the liquidation settlement as I write this. The implications, however, may not require a whole lot of speculation. What readers are most concerned about is, Will my system become an orphan with nobody developing products for it? From everything we’ve been able to gather from talking with many Amiga developers, the answer is a resounding NO! You Can’t Steal What You Don’t Really Own If all or parts of Commodore’s operations go into liquidation, it is extremely likely either that someone else can then acquire the company, or that the Amiga technology will be licensed to interested third parties. Either way, there will still he Amigas being sold out there, and people developing new products for them. .And, believe me, no one is more interested in continuing the Amiga line than the development community. As one developer said to us, " This is the best thing that’s happened to the Amiga, because guess what somebody's going to pick up the technology and run with it.” And Mike Levin, a leading spokesperson for the Commodore Shareholders’ Movement (the good guys who’ve been trying to rock the yacht for a couple of years now), says there's a lot of interest from true-blue, hardcore developers. Here’s part of what Mike had to say to us: “Whoever gets the Amiga technology, we must all call for them to license it to other interested parties for manufacture. Imagine a custom Amiga from NewTek, Scala, GYP, Digital Creations, RGB, and Utilities Unlimited. Amiga developers could finally own their own destinies. From Commodore’s ashes, a new and vital alternative computer market could rise.” And hat’s off to Blue Ribbon Sound- Works, which fired off a letter to its entire customer base to tell them, categorically, the company intends to support them no matter what happens to Commodore. In addition, Blue Ribbon president Melissa Jordan Grey said: “[Events at Commodore] do not in any way diminish the outstanding technology which has evolved since the Amiga’s inception. In fact, Commodore’s demise may actually spur additional growth of' the Amiga ..." And that's only a brief sampling of the dozens of things we've heard from developers not to mention the hundreds of supportive calls we received from readers. So, we’ll keep you informed about what goes down at Commodore subsequently but, more importantly, don’t worry if they stick a good, long ibrk in that White Whale. The King is dead, Long live the King (that's us, mate)! ¦ AmigaWorld Dale Strang, Publisher Daniel Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief Barbara Gefvert, Senior Editor Tim Walsh, Senior Editor Reviews Ann Record, Assistant Editor Peter Olafson, Games Editor Denny Atkin, Paulo de Andrade, Joel Hagen, Contributing Editors Howard G. 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N.ilnucillv disTiihntrd Iry liable v,s • Oni- gi) HerId makes every effort to ensure the .uliii.iis of articles, listings, and diagrams published in the maga ine.. IrnijpjIIVWd assumes I'm trs|Kinuln!- ity for damages due to errors or omissions PR 1 IIII IN I1IF USA. I’osi ed under Canadian International Publication agicemem 0257478 0 NT EIV T S VOLUME 10, NUMBER 7, JULY 1994 I E Vi I RES The Amiga User’s PC Survival KiT By Dave Johnson .14 If you use Amigas and PC Ls (in any form from clone to emulator), check out this insiders guide to cross-plat form computing with practical advice and product recommendations. First of two parts: Next month Macintosh. Head2Head: ADPro vs. IMAGEMASTER VS. IMAGEFX By Brent Malnack 19 W hich image processor best suits your graphics needs? A W spotlights the latest versions of the top three programs in the field in a special comparison feature. ARTICLES Bravo the Encore! By Mike Levin ...23 Scala’s new MM300 makes creating multimedia presentations easier than ever. This hands-on guide can help you put it to good use in delivering your message. Digital Canvas ..26 Aif' gallery is back with an exhibition of recent works by innovative Amiga artists h orn far and wide. Club Amiga Compiled by Ann Record ......28 Want to connect with fellow Amiga users in your area? 1 lore’s a representative sample of users’ groups from across the US. Arexx: Electronic Ginsu
P. ART One By Sheldon Leemon 31 I ike those gizmos advertised on late-night IV, Arexx is a veritable juggernaut when it comes to computing tasks. First of a two-part series on making it w ork for you. COLUMNS DENNY on DOS By Denny Atkin . . . I he master of AmigaDOS continues his new column on operating-system hints and lips with some advice on utilizing the Amiga’s speech synthesizer. Prime-Time PD By Tim Walsh I im’s been out combing the networks again for the latest and greatest in freely distributable software. They .soy he liked his tomato soap exactly the way Campbell's intended it (who's behind door upper- left (to the cover?)* hut we know surviving Amiga artists and graphics buffs like to play fast and loose with almost retry thing. Find out which of the three "great manipulators"provides the flavors you prejer p. 19. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...44 Joel shows you how to use general-purpose graphics software to devise some interesting projects linking art with science and histoiy. Video in Focus By Paulo de Andrade 46 In this installment of his new column, Paulo puts the nonlinear-editing picture in clear focus for Amiga vidcophiles. DEPARTMEATS First Impressions By Daniel Sullivan .2 The new editor jumps into the Commodore fray to see what the Amiga coin- AW Product Information ..78 To contact the vendors of products mentioned in this issue oi'AmigalVor d, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers’ Distributors' Addresses" list. Niiitiily can do to deal with the mess left over in West Chester. Overscan .....4 Amiga news and new products. Help Key ....74 'Jim’s your local AAA when you’ve got problems under your hood. List or Advertisers ....79 Tiie Last Word ..90 The readers write back. REVIEWS TBCPeus (GVP) 8 Designed just for the Amiga, this time-base corrector is definitely state of the art. AmIGaL.INK (Spectronics Int'l) 10 Versatile multi-Amiga networking system. SEQUEL (Diemer Development) 12 Easy, intuitive MIDI sequencer. Sequencer One One Plus (Oregon Research) 48 Two entry-level MIDI sequencers. SPARKS (MacroSystemUS) ....49 Animation utility for Light Wave 3.0 3.1. WAVEMAKER (Axiom) ......56 LightWave logo creation made easy. Mozart’s Music Master and OctaMED Professional 5 (DevWare) ......d8 Novice-level music-training and inusic- comjxjsition programs, respectively. GAMES By Peter Olafson Arcade Games ...62 Apocalypse (Virgin), Second Samurai (Psygnosis), and Turrican 3 (Renegade). Flight Simulators .....64 Fighter Duel Pro 2 (Jaeger), Tornado (Digital Integration), and FI 17A Stealth Fighter 2.0 (MicroProse). Short Takes .70 Capsule reviews of new Amiga games. Cool Captures ..72 Designed specifically forCD32. Cover photograph BY EDWARD judice SPECIAL EFFECTS BY LAURA JOHNSON OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks In the aftermath of the recent announcement by Commodore to liquidate at least part of its operations (see box, right), developers and distributors of Amiga products rallied to affirm their support for the Amiga market. Vendors Pledge Support for Amiga . . . With or Without Commodore Major distributors, including Creative Computers, Micro-Pace, and Creative Equipment, all confirmed they are ready, willing, and able to supply Amiga users with Amiga products. Also, via an unofficial polling of third-party producers of hardware and software, Amiga World found widespread commitment to continued development of Amiga products. All parties seemed buoyed by the likely prospect that the resolution of liquidation proceedings would, at the very least, result in the licensing of Amiga technology to interested third parties * of which, so we were told, it appears there are many. In the days immediately following the J O Commodore announcement, several companies issued public statements affirming their intentions to stay in die market and to continue support to users. Blue Ribbon SoundWorks, for example, told its customers, “We remain 100% committed to our world-wide Amiga customer base and fully intend to support you with 1200CD Unveiled at ETCS LONDON Despite the parent company's financial problems, Commodore UK and the Amiga CD32 made a strong appearance at April's European Computer Trade Show (ETCS). The big news was the unveiling of a working prototype of a CD32-compatible CD-ROM drive for the A1 200 the 1200CD. It is a top-loading, double-speed drive an off-white, square version of the CD32“that allows the A1200 to run CD32 additional Amiga software and hardware offerings.” Other such statements were expected as we were going to press. One of the more enlightening things A W learned in talking with developers is how much many of them are looking forward to a new Amiga market without Commodore. Citing frustration with Commodore’s lack of cooperation, poor customer support, and woefully inadequate promotion and distribution efforts many developers were really animated about future prospects. Phrases like “controlling our own destinies,” “a better market arising out of Commodore’s ashes,” and “saving the technology” seemed to echo like a refrain throughout almost all the conversations. A more down-to-earth but perhaps even more refreshing comment came from Mike Halvorsen of Impulse, the developer of Imagine. When asked about the significance of Commodore’s departure, the ever- forth right Halvorsen said, “Who gives a *! *? They’ve been dead for 10 years!” Exaggeration aside, that might just be the point: 'flic Amiga community Amiga users, developers, vendors, publications is, and always has been, us! DS software and play audio Cds. The unit on display which appeared to be running fine had an independent power source, and was connected to the right side of the rear of the A1200 via a cable. (It wasn't clear how the final product would hook into the A1200.) However, owing to design differences between the A1200 and CD32, the 1200CD does not support MPEG to play video Cds. Yet, a Commodore rep indicated privately Commodore Liquidation Plans Remain Unclear As of this writing, the facts we know about Commodore's liquidation plans are as follows: On April 29, the company issued a statement that in the days following was subject to a wide range of (conflicting) interpretation from total liquidation of Commodore's entire worldwide operations to various scenarios of partial liquidation. What's really going on? From what we can piece together from all our sources, Commodore International, the parent company, placed Commodore Electronics Ltd., its major subsidiary, into voluntary liquidation. Company assets are being transferred to trustees who will administer them "for the benefit of Commodore's creditors." Many of Commodore's regional operations remain open led by Canada, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, and the UK, all of which reported "business as usual." As of this writing, there was no clear indication that Commodore International hod entered into liquidation only the subsidiary, Commodore Electronics. Both companies are incorporated in the Bahamas. The Bahamian Supreme Court was to appoint the trustees who will preside over the liquidation. There are two likely outcomes: Someone may acquire the entire Commodore International operation; or, the trustees may arrange for interested third parties to purchase licensing agreements perhaps on a nonexclusive basis to the Amiga technology, In either case, Amiga systems and products should continue to be produced. DS To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 78. Denny on DOS HINTS & TIPS FOR MASTERING THE OPERATING SYSTEM Speech! Speech! The Amiga was the first personal computer to boast an out-of-the-box ability to talk back to its owner. Its speech synthesizer, called the Narrator or Translator (after the device drivers that make it work), has been used primarily in children’s educational programs to provide narration or to read answers aloud. (One wonders if there's a generation of kids out there with traces of a bizarre, slightly mechanical accent.) Some productivity programs, such as ProWrite, have added Narrator support. Allowing you to hear your documents read aloud. There are, however, other ways to pul your “talking” Amiga to good use. The speech-synthesis system was updated with Amiga DOS 2.04, providing much clearer speech. (Unfortunately, Commodore didn’t renew its license to use the speech programs, and thus versions 2.1 and later of Amiga DOS don’t include the speech commands but check out the “Quick Tip” to see how to give a mute Amiga its voice back.) So, let’s look at how to take advantage of your Amiga’s speech capabilities. Say You, Say Me The Say and Echo commands are similar, except that the former speaks the text following it while the latter prints it to the Shell window. Using Say in its simplest form, you would type SAY followed by the text vou want said in quotes, as in SAY “Hello, World!” If you type SAY without entering any text and then O 4 hit Return, a window will open into which you can type sentences to be read aloud. However, typing to live accompaniment isn’t useful for much except showing off. Say can become truly useful, though, when used in AmigaDOS scripts. For example, have you ever been cooking dinner and decided to sit down at your computer to do a “little" work, only to realize suddenly that an hour has passed and the pizza in the oven now resembles a large, black frisbeer' 'Type ED S:TIMER and ty pe the following lines into the editor: .key TIME WAIT time> MIN SAY "Attention, Amiga user!" SAY time> SAY "minutes have passed." Save the file by pressing Esc, X, and Return, and type PROTECT STIMER 4-S to make the script executable. Now you can type RUN TIMER 10 and your Amiga will alert you when ten minutes have passed with a vocal warning. For an alarm of shorter duration, change MIN to SEC in the second line of the script, and type in the number of seconds you want the script to wait. Alternatively, you could change the second line to WAIT UNTIL time> and then input a specific time for your alarm in HH:MM format. Sav is also handy for tracking the progress of a script running in the background. For instance, suppose you were running a script that contained slow Shell commands to convert pictures from one format to another. You can include Sav commands after each j conversion command to keep you abreast of the script’s progress. You could also use the Echo command to do this, but that’s useful only if you can see the Shell window: the Sav command is effective no matter what screen is at the front. There are a number of options you can include on the Sav command line to modify the voice. These Quick Tip If you have upgraded your Amiga to AmigaDOS 2.1 or later, the install script leaves the old speech files in place. But if you bought a newer Amiga with no speech synthesis, you need to copy the following files from a Workbench 1.3 or
2. 04 disk to your boot disk: f speak-handler libs translator.library devs narrator.device utilities say Also, you must paste the entry for the SPEAK: device into your DEVS:MOUNTLlST file, unless you plan to use only the Say command. Include -m to specify a male voice, -f for a female voice,
- r for a robotic voice, and -n for a natural voice. The -s command, followed by a number between 40 and 400, controls the speed of the Amiga’s speech, while -p followed by a value of 65 to 4 320 modifies the voice’s pitch. For example, to have the Amiga speak in a fast- paced, low, robotic voice, you would type SAY “DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!”
- R -P 65 -S 220. SPEAK: Your Mind AmigaDOS 1.3 and later adds a new logical device called SPEAK:. This device will output all data sent to it to the Amiga’s speech synthesizer. By directing output to this device instead of to a file or the Shell, you can have your Amiga speak almost anything. For instance, il you type DIR SPEAK: RAM:, the Amiga will read the names of all the files in the RAM disk. You can also make your Amiga read text files aloud, again by sending the output to the SPEAK: device; for instance, vou might use TYPE >SPEAK: README.TXT to have the Narrator read a documentation file aloud to you. Another advantage of SPEAK: is that it can also add speech to most programs that can save files as plain ascii text; simply type SPEAK: in the text gadget where you’d normally specify a disk-di ive name. Before using SPEAK: you’ll need to activate it by typing MOUNT SPEAK:. Using the OPT keyword,
o J you can include the voice- modilication options supported by the Say command to modify the tone of the text being spoken. To have a file spoken in a robotic voice at a moderate speed, send the output to SPEAK: OP E r s 160. ¦ Denny Atkin is an editor at OMNf Magazine and author of Denny Atkin's Best Amiga Tips and Secrets. Send comments and suggestions via e- mail to DennyA7niga@a0l.com.
o ; k n t: i r i) AGA Storm Watch A "storm" is brewing in the accelerator department at Advanced Systems and Software (RS 121) with the new Blizzard and Cyberstorm series of boards for AGA Amigas. The Blizzard 1230-11 Turbo is for power- hungry Amiga 1200 owners and the Blizzard 4030 Turbo for the Amiga 4000'030. The Blizzard 1230 is available in two configurations; a 40 Mhz 68EC030 model without a Memory Management Unit, and a 50 Mhz 68030 with an MMU. Two sockets on the board allow for the addition of 50 Mhz or slower floating-point (FPU) math chips (either PLCC or PGA). The board includes a battery-backed clock and SCSI-2 support. The 50 Mhz Blizzard 4030 Turbo promises to double the speed of your A4000. Look closely at the board and you'll find a PGA With the VertiSketch (Blevins Enterprises) 3-D digitizing system, LightWave users can create accurate reproductions Organic Input of physical objects for their animations. It works directly with Light Wave Modeler, so no detail or data is losi owing to importing and exporting between different modeling software. The VertiSketch software ($ 995, alone) features powerful utility commands that allow you to control the placement of sampled data and to edit existing polygons and points. T he software is compatible with digitizing hardware from Science Accessories, Faro 'Technologies, Polhemus, and others. Complete systems start at $ 2395. You’ll need an A2000, A3000, or A4000 with Toaster 3.0 and DOS 2.04 or later. (RS 122). Socket for an optional 68882-50 FPU, which can dramatically boost such memory- intensive projects as rendering. The Cyberstorm for the A4000 consists of an '040 or '060 CPU module and memory board, which install onto the Cyberstorm carrier board. It is available in three versions: either 25 or 40 Mhz for the '040 model (from S695), or 50 Mhz for the '060 ($ 1995). You can add up to 128MB of fast RAM to the memory board via 32-bit SIMMs. The optional Communication Module attaches to the carrier board to provide a fast SCSI-2 interface, an Ethernet controller, and high-speed serial ports. The Cyberstorm Cache Module connects to the CPU module to provide a second- level cache. 0 i: R S C A 36-bit Paint for Toaster If you like to “paint-by-numbers,” how does 36 (bit) grab you? That’s just what Alpha Paint ($ 699.95, InnoVision) for the Video Toaster promises. It combines 24-bit painting and image enhancing with a 12-bit alpha channel for antialiasing, blending, and compositing. The alpha channel paints directly into the Toaster’s hardware mixing channel. Better yet, .Alpha Paint doesn’t require any additional chip RAM, programs, or hardware to operate it paints directly on the Toaster’s display! (RS 123). Xoahji is now the exclusive US distributor of MacroSystem’s line of products, including the Toccata, Retina, and Vlab. Software updates, technical support, and repair service will also be bandied by Xoahji (3591 Xviand, Lafavette, CO*80026; phone 303 499-1975). From p. 4. That the module could be accommodated via other means, but wouldn't elaborate. David Pleasance of Commodore UK stated that there will also be a CD32-compatible CD-ROM for the A4000, which will support MPEG. The drive could be available in Europe as early as September or October. Spotlight on CD32 The CD32 was another bright light at the show. Commodore indicated that as of April 10, just six months after the machine's release, the CD32 had assumed a dominant position in the UK's CD-ROM market, accounting for 46.2 percent of all CD games sold. In addition, CD32 titles occupied 13 of the 20 slots in the UK Chart Talk roster of CD best-sellers. At the time of the show, 80 titles had been released for the CD32 and more than 200 are in development a figure Commodore indicated should increase significantly after it met with prospective developers attending the show. Many of the early releases have been more-or-less straight ports from the Amiga disk versions, but in coming months we should see an increasing number of CD32- first or CD32-only releases, including the action puzzle game Litil Divil, the ray-traced robotic beat-'em-up Rise of the Robots, the graphic adventure Lost Eden (formerly Saurus), and the three-CD extravaganza Cy- berWar (a followup to The Lawnmower Man). This is not to say there was any shortage of disk-based software for the Amiga. Among those were Virgin's upcoming conversions of the Aladdin videogame for Genesis and Crash Test Dummies; Renegade's LucasArts-like Flight of the Amazon Queen, Ruff 'N' Tumble and Elfmania; Millenium's Pinkie; and a whole raft of games from Team 17 everything from a bowling game to Alien Breed II: Tower Assault to a yet unnamed 3-D game. Sealed With an ACE Commodore also announced the establishment of a Commodore Seal of Approval a stamp of quality available to peripheral and software manfucaturers after their products undergo rigorous testing. Scanners, disk drives, and RAM cards are expected to be among the first tested. The company came to the show with an ACE up its sleeve: a second Amiga Centre of Excellence, this one located in central London. The two ACEs the first opened in Wales in March are intended to provide one-stop service for professional Amiga users looking for high-end multimedia help. Peter Olafson Prime-Time PD ONLINE SOURCES FOR FREELY DISTRIBUTABLE SOFTWARE Found: rumor, debate, files, and info No discussion of recent online happenings would he complete without some mention of the fascinating financial soap opera that’s unfolded on the nets over the past few weeks. After Commodore released its most recent quarterly earnings in early April, the messages areas were ablaze. Since not all Amiga World readers have access to the nets, I decided to share some notes 1 found in these online venues. The inaccuracy of these judgement calls was exemplified by a well-intentioned member of the Amiga User area on CompuServe. This individual gave a rather convincing report of the woes brought on by Commodore's debts, only to conclude with a note that Sage Technologies recently completed the acquisition of CBM, Inc. That was true except the CBM in question was not Commodore Business Machines! A member of the Amiga Roundtable on Genie suggested that the Commodore Shareholders Movement form a support group. Another Genie user criticized A migaWorld for not commenting on the happenings, as if commentary from AmigaWorld might settle Commodore’s financial affairs. (A W does, however, address the Commodore situation in this issue see pp. 2, 4.) Another individual on CompuServe recommended: Buy an A4000 and don’t fret about the decision. His reasoning was that any com-
o «¦ puter other than a new- generation Power Mac or Pentium machine will grow obsolete before the A4000 does. Not surprisingly, no one argued with fiis logic. Looking At Files Enough Commodore commentary onto the online files. Maybe it’s because I'm always filing computer files away into obscurity that I really like programs that help me find misplaced ones. A utility that rapidly scans your Amiga’s devices for files or directories, Find It 1.12 by Enola Productions, was designed apparently for folks like me. It relies on Stephan Stuntz’s ever-popular Mil to create a user-friendly interface and graphic depictions of volumes and directories. After launching Find It, a list builds as files matching your search criteria are displayed. Find It also searches using dates. These are entered in dav-month- year format, or as “today,” or “yesterday.” Finally, Findlt lets you search by 4 * file size. If you don't need a highly sophisticated file-searching utility, check out Vfind by Vicky Staubly. A $ 6 shareware file finder, Vfind consists of three buttons, a status area, and a results list, all of which reside on the Workbench. Select the device and directory where you want to begin searching and the results window lists all the matching files. If the list is lengthy, a scroll ballets you peruse the list. SysInfo Upgraded Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this column, another update
(3. 23) of SysInfo by Nic Wilson appeared. A S20 shareware program, Sysinfo accurately interrogates hardware, software, modes, and the speed of your Amiga. Thanks to a unique GUI interface, mouse clicks instantly reveal information you’ve been craving to see in the areas of memory, boards, drives, and libraries. Click the Library option and it toggles through the device drivers, resources, ports, and tasks. Sysinfo also reveals the operating speed of all devices, such as floppies and hard drives. Another click or two calls up more information on any boards, their memory addresses, configuration, size, and so on. Sysinfo also measures your Amiga’s speed in MIPS and also MFLOPS (if your machine is equipped with an FPU). The program also provides a chart that graphically compares your system against six Amigas ranging from an A600 to an A4000 040. More clicks toggle among Cache, Burst, and Copyback modes to see the difference that each setting offers. In a Hash, you’ll discover which version of the Agnus chip is inside your computer and whether it’s 512K, I MB, or 2MB in size. The I Ioriz Khz option shows the horizontal scan frequency of the current display, while Eclock Hz shows the frequency of the Eclock, used for checking CIA chips. With a couple of updated file finders, and a new version of Sysinfo, I feel ready to take on the world . . . Now, in which directory did I bury the document outlining my plans to do that? ¦ Network Voice Numbers 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 Write to “Prime-Time PD" c o Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, A77 03458; or contort Tim through the Internet at ticalsh@bix.com. imigaWorld 7 REV frame RAM SIMM $ 249; Digital Comb Filter $ 99. Amiga 2000, 3000, 4000. TBCPlus Great Valley Products, $ 949: Not copy protected. External time-base corrector.
2. 0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Accelerator compatible. Installation: Easy. Minimum system: AmigaDOS 2.04 or later, 2MB, hard drive. Recommended system: 4MB, AGA Amiga, hard drive. Looking for a new, carefully engineered, inliniie-window time-base corrector? If so, be assured that TBCPlus goes far beyond the typical product by offering myriad video options with significant signal processing and control. There's cross-standard conversion, transcoding of Y C and composite signals, and multiple inputs and outputs for all manner of video signals. Another thing distinguishing TBCPlus from other TBC cards is the (act that it is designed specifically for the Amiga, and it thus requires a Zorro II or III slot instead of the usual PC slot. Software control, too, is handled via ihc Zorro bus instead of the serial port. Prosumer Product TBCPlus includes 1MB of framebuffer RAM and an empty SIMM socket for an additional I MB. There are sockets for 2 or 8MB of optional system fast RAM, plus a Digital Features Bus and Video Expansion Bus. You can also add optional Digital Comb To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 78. Filter and SMPTE EBU time-code modules. My review unit came equipped with 2MB of framebuffer RAM and the Digital Comb Filter. The rear of the card contains a DB-25 connector, with a 14-inch “ponytail” of cables ending in RCA, BNC and 4-pin mini-DIN (S-YI IS) Y C connectors for video and time-code signal I O. Each cable is labeled for easy identification. An RJ66-style jack provides the connection for an optional f-C external serial-control box. Multiple video support gives TBCPlus a true international flavor. It accepts input from SECAM, PAL-B G, PAL-H, PAL-I. PAL-N, PAL-M, NTSC- M, and NTSC-4.43. Output signals include N I SC-
M. NTSC-4.43, PAL-B G, PAL-N, and PAL-M. CAT advises in the manual that while the quality of conversion is "suitable for all forms of‘pro-sumer‘ video and business teleconferencing applications,” it may not be possible to achieve “complete broadcast - quality conversion.” The transcoding is independent of the standards conversion, so you can input Y C NTSC and output PAL composite if you so desire. You can connect two composite inputs and one Y C in, or use the composite inputs as a second Y C input. With its Y C and composite transcoding and simultaneous Y C’. And composite output capability, this unit has covered all the bases. Signal Ahead The onboard processing amplifier is fully software controlled. The roster of controls and calibrations that the software provides reads like a broadcast engineer’s wish list. You have command over aperture frequency and filtering factors, band pass and coring filter, and cross-color reduction and other cross-standard compensations. Furthermore, TBCPlus gives you videotape-noise reduction and flutter-line exclusion; gain controls for chroma, ACC, blackburst .A D, CVBS-Y C, ACC, CVBS Y, and CVBS Y Ad); chroma and luma delay; and the usual brightness and contrast settings to name just a few of its many features. The software allows both global and individual control of multiple TBC cards. For hobbyist-level users, the presets and automatic controls suffice to control the signal. As mentioned above, it is SMPTE EBU time-code capable, with complete control over the selection of external or internally generated V1TC or LTC time- code source. It also provides support for NTSC 29.97, PA1725, Film 24, and B&W 30 time- code standards, plus an NTSC drop-frame option; there’s also a Burn-in Window option for the output. Framebuffer RAM is available for framegrabbing, complete control over freezing odd or or whole frames of video, which you can then save to disk in a variety of formats, including 4:2:2 digital, Caligari .Grn, IFF-24, and JPEG. Any of these formats load into TBCPlus, turning it into a 24-bit framebuffer. These images are displayed at the TBC’s video output, not on the computer’s RGB monitor. By adding the optional second megabyte of framebuffer RAM, you can load two images and switch between them by swapping buffers. Strobing and ten preset colorization special effects are accessed through an FXPlus menu. These effects are very' much like some produced by the Video Toaster's ChromaFX slice. Among them are Negative, Solarize (ChromaFX Crazy Nuke), Rainbow (ChromaFX Solarize), Zebra (ChromaFX Chrome), and Posterize. While you cannot customize the FXPlus effects, such as ChromaFX, these effects offer two advantages. When you '"freeze” the video with TBCPlus while the effects are activated, the video you grab includes the effect (by contrast, the Toaster cannot grab its own ChromaFX effects). .Also, the ’TBCPlus effects work on grabbed frames or images loaded into TBCPlus (whereas the Toaster’s ChromaFX works only on incoming video. With TBCPlus, you can even strobe while using the effects). You can access devices and modes via the control panel on TBCPlus. Good Reading The software interface resides on its own custom screen, a public screen, or the Workbench screen. It can also open in a "hidden" condition without a window and be operated completely via the keyboard or Arexx. Options accessible through Arexx include the proc amp, freeze-frame control, time code, special effects, buffer controls, signal calibra- : law* Stltttiw | »it & Ml 1 liies pie Si«ul remi lant Ftreat 2 rw. R mb 3 JO. Rmtiw joiamtiw u J 02 False Ciler JOS fotcrta JofSilvis JOSIai M JWIistirW J07 IkrtsItU jOtliaics HTSC-B KTSC 4.43 ML-H PflL-H Ml 4.43 41 saw foM St&Z J tion, and input and output selection. In the manual, discussion of each menu item is accompanied by details on its Arexx command usage, values, results, and examples. This eliminates the flipping back and forth that is necessary with the usual separate Arexx section. 1 was impressed with the thorough and well-organized manual one of the best I’ve seen for any Amiga product. The TBCPlus software also provides a Render and Scanner module for use with GVP’s ImageFX software. You can render from ImageFX to the TBCPlus framebuffer RAM, using it as a handy composite 24-bit display board. Arexx-compatible software, such as ADPro, could do the same through an Arexx script. This method, however, involves the roundabout method of saving the image to RAM, and then loading from RAM into TBCPlus. Toaster Tips I do have a few small complaints. The LED that ? AmigaWorld 9 K E V I E n s indicates valid video output from the board is visible only when the Amiga’s cover is removed, so keep a screwdriver handy. Also, TBCPlus is not particularly Toaster-friendly, as there’s no button on the Toaster’s Switcher screen to give instant access to the TBCPlus screen. The Ctrl Ctrl Alt Alt keypress route is a necessity. I also discovered that when I set the TBCPlus to any strobe mode and then returned to the Toaster to use any Switcher effect, the strobe effect halted during the switch. The strobing video would either freeze during the switch duration, or it would cease strobing and appear as normal video. Once the switch effect was complete, it would return to its strobing. Obviously, the TBC requires CPU time to produce strobing, instead of its being controlled completely by the TBCPlus board. This limits the usefulness of the strobing abilities in conjunction with the Video Toaster. The only Toaster switch that did not affect the strobing was a simple “take.” Minor shortcomings notwithstanding, the interface, Arexx compatibility, and software flexibility of TBCPlus make for easy integration into any sort of application, from video production to various forms of multimedia work. If you are considering buying a TBC for your Amiga, you will find your time well spent with a good, long look at the TBCPlus. Fred Hurteau AmigaLink Spectronics International USA, S259.95 for two nodes; additional nodes $ 124.95 per machine All Amigas, CDTV (CD32 with an add-on that provides a floppy port).
1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible, Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Installation: Easy. Minimum system: Two Amigas running AmigaDOS 1.3. Recommended System: Multiple Amigas running AmigaDOS 2.04 or later. Flexible networking system. Networking Amigas isn't easy, because they suffer from a lack of standardization with their respective expansion ports. You can get Arcnet and Ethernet cards that plug into Zorro slots, but that’s useless if one of the machines you need to network doesn’t have slots. Custom solutions for the A500 and A1200 are available, hut they’re pricev. The freely distributable ParNet networking system is an inexpensive solution, but you must disconnect it every time you need to use your parallel port for something else, and it supports only two machines. Enter AmigaLink, a solution that works with all Amiga models, as well as CDTV. This simple hut reliable networking package achieves its universal compatibility by plugging into the Amiga’s floppy-drive port. Gather ’Round AmigaLink comprises a disk with the necessary' software, a concise hut complete 35-page manual, a cable, and two floppy-port expansion connectors. The package supports up to 20 Amigas. Using a maximum of 330 feet of cabling. Setting it up is easy: just attach an expansion connector to the floppy port on the back of each of your Amigas, otto the pass-through on the back of an external floppy drive; then install coaxial cable between each of the network connectors. (If your external floppy drive doesn’t have a pass-through port, you’ll have to disconnect it or purchase a Y-adapter from Spectronics.) The coaxial connectors are T-style, with terminator plugs covering the unused connectors at the ends of the network. Software installation is even easier everything is automatically copied using Commodore’s Installer application. It's a far cry from setting up complicated PC networks. Since AmigaLink is a peer-to-peer network. No single computer acts as a file- server for all the others oil the network. Rather, you choose which devices on each computer are available; then any computer on the network can access those devices. Once von have installed the device drivers, load the Export program on each computer and select which drives you want to make available on the network. To determine which drives should be available on your workstation, you use the Import program, selecting each computer from which you want to import drives. (You assign a unique name to each computer.) The Import and Export programs are nicely done, with standard AmigaDOS 2 graphical interfaces. (The functions are available on AmigaDOS 1.3 systems such as CDTV, hut you’ll have to use the Shell to set them up.) The network driver follows Commodore’s SANA II networking standard, so von can use other networking software such as Envoy (Intangible Assets Manufacturing), which offers AmigaLink users such advanced features as file security, user accounts, and the ability to make individual directories available to network users. (Intangible Assets is planning to offer an Amiga-Link Envoy bundle.) Imported drives work just like local drives: They appear as icons on the Workbench screen, and you can access them from the Shell and application file requesters just as if the drive were directly connected to the computer. The only difference is speed which is AmigaLink’s only drawback. Because it uses the floppy ports, it’s limited to speeds similar to those of floppy disks. DiskSpeed benchmark tests with loading some large applications showed actual speeds ranging from 25K per second to a high of about 50K per second when using a large buffer. Whether this is a problem depends on how you plan to use the network. If you choose to keep all your applications on one computer, you’ll really notice Amiga Link’s slowness; major applications may take 20 to 30 seconds to load. On the other hand, the speed isn’t that noticeable when working with data files under 100K. Depend On It 1 found AmigaLink to be very reliable in operation. I set up a three-machine system with an A1200, an A4000, and a CDTV, and tried saturating the network bv copying about 100MB of data from an Ami Net CD-ROM in the CDIV's drive to a Bernoulli disk attached to my A4000. Even with all that activity, I was able to read transfer data back and forth between all three computers with no problems and little additional slowdown. The network did lose its connections a couple of times during the course of testing once when I accessed the A4000’s floppy drive locally but overall it was solid. The package supports network printing: You use the CMD program (see “Hidden AmigaDOS Gems Part 3,” May ’94, p. 36) to route the printed output from your programs to a spool director}' on the computer with the printer von want to use, and the spooler will print that file. I here’s no support, however, for networked modems (AmigaLink is too slow for that) or electronic mail. Is .AmigaLink the networking solution STILL THE BEST GRAPHIC BUY! Create spectacular true color animations on your Amiga. Paint, digitize and display beautiful full color composite video images on any Amiga. * Capture an image in 1(1 seconds from any color video camera or stable video source.
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Although Power Macs can emulate Pcs, the opposite is not true. The Amiga, meanwhile, can emulate both these systems with a little help from third parties. And thanks to superior Amiga software, it can elegantly swap files with scores of other-platform applications. Because you have told us you want more information on cross-platform computing, we've decided to explore interplatform issues over the next two months. Here, we've put together a survival kit for Amiga owners needing PC compatbility. In the August issue, we’ll ? BY DAVE JOHNSON for instance, you can access the same display from your emulator by attaching an A B switchbox. The 386 and 486 boards are compatible with Vortex's Monitor Master (Si28), an electronic switchbox that toggles between the Amiga and a V GA card with a simple Left Amiga-Q. The real question, though, is what kinds of options are available for data storage. The conservative route is to add a dedicated IDE hard disk to your emulator. Vortex’s Golden Gate emulator includes an IDE interface. So all you have to do is plug it in and go. Commodore Bridgeboard owners need to purchase a harddisk kit that includes an IDE adapter. While not as expensive as they once were (hat'd disks are now well under SI per megabyte), this path is certainly not a thrifty one. Motor into Mac territory. Who Needs Pcs? Nearly a quarter of all AmigaWorld readers claim to use some sort of PC or PC emulator in addition to their Amiga, Why is that? Well, some folks found the past year’s rock-bottom prices on high-powered clones irresistible. Others purchased a Commodore 386SX Bridgeboard a few months back at closeout prices. Some people need a PC or emulator to be compatible with their office enviroment. Others simply want the best of both worlds. If you’re one of these people, this article is for you. (For information on PC emulator hardware, see “The PC Connection," Jul. ‘93, ]). 35.) Hardware Made Easy One of the nicest aspects of using an emulator is the synergy you get from sharing components between the two systems. If vou use a multisync j monitor with your Amiga, Instead, explore ways your Amiga and PC can be data-storage partners. Most emulators allow you to dedicate a partition on your hard disk to MS-DOS or create a (much slower) MS-DOS virtual drive in an AmigaDOS f ile. SyQuest drives work particularly well as AmigaDOS devices with a partition for the PC. Noi only does this allow you to create a variety of virtual machines (boot from the Windows SyQuest, DOS SyQuest or OS 2 SyQuest as necessary), but the drive can still read Amiga-formatted cartridges just fine. A very popular way to increase storage space on Pcs these days is by using global compression software. Utilities such as DoubleSpace (included in MS- DOS version 6) and Stacker (by Stac) can effectively double the space on a hard disk (much like using Nico Francois’ PowerPacker from Jiunpdisk on the Amiga). Before you double your hard disk, though, remember that disk-compression software (unlike PowerPacker) fundamentally changes the wav your Well Connected If there's one truth in computing today, it's that you can never be too well connected. Computers aren't islands anymore, and people expect to be able to use files interchangeably, within any application and on any computer. The Amiga has long had a distinct advantage when it came to portability of graphics files between applications: They are all IFF. When swimming in the bigger pool of Pcs, though, we need to be able to tap into their multitude of formats, and let them use ours. In Windows, one of the best file-con- version tools is HiJaak (Inset Systems). HiJaak has long included an Amiga IFF loader saver, but still supports only traditional IFF formats (not IFF-24 or HAM). If you want to be able to use Amiga IFF-24 images in the Windows environment, you're better off with Black Belt's Win- Images: F x, an image processor based loosely on the company's Imagemaster R t. On the Workbench screen, ASDG's ADPro, GVP's ImageF X, and Image- master read and write nearly every PC format conceivable. Cloanto's Personal Paint supports GIFs, and PageStream includes modules to read many graphics formats, including GIF and PCX. Unfortunately, Amiga word processors stack up miserably at importing or exporting anything but ascii (text-only, without formatting) text files. WordPerfect reads and writes to the same file format as its PC version, though the Amiga version is no longer actively supported and its sister program on the PC is eons old. This adds up to a low level of functionality. Impulse makes both MS-DOS and Amiga versions of the premiere modeling software, Imagine, and both programs use the same data-file format. Likewise, Black Belt's Windows products (Morph and F x) create filmstrips and Ishapes that Imagemaster R t can load. (For further information on file swapping, see "Cross- Platform Computing," Oct. '93, p. 35.) DJ hard disk is organized. If you are depending on OossDOS to read a drive, don’t compress it. Let's hope Consultron will eventually make CrossDOS compatible with compressed disks. Fitting In I live by one somewhat rigid principle when computing on a PC: 1 use only Windows software. There are many reasons to avoid DOS software, the biggest of which is memory. PC software has to cram itself into the first 640K of RAM regardless of how much memory your machine has installed and it’s you, the end user, who typically needs the crowbar. If you have to use DOS-based software, you can optimize your memory by loading device drivers and other system software into memory beyond the first 64OK. Luckily, you don’t have to know much about MS-DOS to do that anymore; there are a number of utilities that automate the process. I’d rc c o m m c n d I e m M a ke r (included with MS-DOS 6) or Quarterdeck’s QEMM as the best digital crowbars. Hardware is a bit more complicated. If you run Windows, most of those sticky memory -anagement problems go away. Even better, software incompatibilities (which even an optimist should expect to encounter with an emulator) are virtually nonexistent within Windows. The most likely type of problem you'll find in (or out) of Windows is with software that attempts to hit hardware directly particularly hardware you don’t actually have, such as a true PC floppy disk. Disk back-up and utility software in particular arc notoriously fickle about needing to reach out and touch the real thing. Custom Confusion We Amiga users don’t have to worry about the nuts and bolts of our computer when installing new hardware. Amiga expansion cards are standardized and completely auto-configuring. PC hardware is a bit more complicated, though. Pcs use ISA, EISA, and Local Bus interfaces; they require the user to become expert at setting jumpers and configuring IRQs, DMAs, and hardware Addresses. (What were they thinking when they made this stuff up?) ISA, the most common type of expansion card, works with all PC-compatible, and is the sort that fits in the A2000, A3000, and A4000 when used with a Zorro-slot emulator. Both the Commodore and Vortex boards can handle nearly any ISA card you throw at them, including notoriously fickle network cards. If you do decide to throw some into the mix, be warned that installation oflSA cards is user-hostile. The best strategy to follow is to write down exactly how the board is configured (IRQs in particular) and store it somewhere you’ll remember in your computer manual, for instance. That way you can track down problems when installing another card later. IRQs, incidentally, are Interrupt Requests, which arc the means for getting short access to the computer’s processor during each cy cle. There are a limited number ol IRQs in the system, and in most cases, Interrupt Requests cannot he shared. If your PC or emulator crashes repeatedly after you’ve installed a new component, it is often because the new part is trying to “talk” to the processor using the same IRQ as something else in your system. Local Bus is the generic term for expansion slots that are designed to alleviate the bottleneck occurring in fast Pcs at their slow data ports. Neither VLB (VESA Local Bus, a hardware standard established by a group of video-card manufacturers) nor PCI miga expansion cards are standardized and completely auto-configuring, but PC (Peripheral Connection Interface, a somewhat more sophisticated standard designed by JBM) will fit in an Amiga, because they have a completely different pinout than ISA cards. By the same token, don’t mistakenly write off software that mentions VESA on the box that’s something else entirely. The same video vendors who brought us the VESA bus also established a video-display protocol to make it easier for programmers to use the hi-res modes of almost any display card. All we’re talking about are video drivers, which are usually included with the software in question, or are at least available from the video card’s manufacturer usually via BBS. Sound, Video, Action What should you look for in a display card? For starters, don’t be satisfied with the VGA emulation provided by the Amiga chip set, particularly if you already have a VGA or multisync monitor. Most computer stores sell no-frills VGA cards virtually for pocket change. Two-megabyte cards allow very high resolution, nearly true-color displays like 1024x768 in 64,000 colors, but the average card these days contain 512K or 1MB. Avoid expensive video-acceleration hardware, though. Your video speed is limited strictly by the ISA bus and you simply won’t see a performance boost. After a good video display, a sound card is another must-have. The PC community has finally agreed that the SoundBlaster (by Creative Labs) is a pseudo- standard, and there are a million cheap clones out there. One advantage to purchasing a true SoundBlaster card is that no SoundBlaster-emulation device drivers have to be loaded into memory, so you get extra base memory for the added cost of the real McCoy. Sound cards are the only expansion product Okay, now you've done it! You've created a SMB animation on your PC that you simply must get to an Amiga. No wait, you've rendered a 3MB IFF on the Amiga that you need to place in a PC application. Either way, the file in question won't fit on a floppy disk. Can you make the switch, or is all hope lost? I’ve had trouble getting to work in an emulator environment, so be especially sure to keep the receipt. Expansion space is always at a premium, particularly in a cramped A3000 or A4000. Rather than installing separate cards for sound and video, think about getting a multifunction board. GMR Productions (distributor of the Golden Gate emulators) sells a combination S-YGA, SoundBlaster-compatible, joystick port and SCSI interface on a card, all in a package that includes a double-speed CD-ROM drive. Computer stores like CompUSA are also littered with similar devices. Speaking of CD-ROM, it is taking the PC world by storm. If you have a fast emulator, there’s no reason why you can’t jump on the CD-ROM multimedia bandwagon. Shopping around a bit may make a big difference. Single-speed (I50K s) CD drives are fast becoming known as half-speed drives; the standard has clearly become double speed. I would hesitate to even consider a triple- or quad-speed drive, though, as no existing emulator is fast enough For you to see any benefit from that extra investment. Not all CD-ROM drive interfaces are the same, either. There are SCSI, IDE, and proprietary CD- ROM solutions on the market, and the packaging A Big Bounce Luckily, there is more than one way to skin this cat (my apologies to the cat). Very likely, the easiest solution is to mail the file to yourself. If both computers are in the same room, attach a null modem cable to their serial ports and transfer the file via the telecommunications software of your choice. (You can pick up a null modem cable at Radio Shack or any similar electronics store.) If the computers are too far aparl for that to work, use a modem to upload the file to a BBS and download it using the other computer. You can even e-mail a file to yourself on a service such as CompuServe. If the telecommunications route is out, you will have to get a little more creative. I know of two other ways to transfer files between the PC and Amiga, and one comes with every copy of ADPro. ADPro ships with MS- DOS, Windows, Amiga, and Mac- intosh versions of Splitz and Joinz, two utilities designed to break a Husky-size file up into Chihuohua-size bits that will fit on a series of standard floppies. All the Splitz and Joinz programs are cross-compatible, which means you can create a graphic on an Amiga, split it up and rejoin it on a PC, and then repeat the process to install it on a Mac as well. If you have a SyQuest drive attached fd both the Amiga and PC, the PC won't be able to read your Amiga filesystem but you can use CrossDOS to write in PC-ese from the Amiga. Be sure, when installing CrossDOS, to select the option for a real MS- DOS drive, and not a PC partition on an AmigaDOS device. Finally, some Amiga unarchivers can handle zipped MS-DOS files, like gzip, found on Fish disk 838. DJ rarely tells all (few PC consumers are knowledgeable enough about SCSI to care). It really is in your best interest to get a true SCSI device, and here’s why: You can use the same CD-ROM drive with both your Amiga and emulator or PC! Simply rig an A B switchbox to the PC SCSI card and the Amiga SCSI interface. You can use the CD-ROM on die Amiga, reboot, and then use it on the PC (never switch sides while the computer is powered on). GMR Productions sells a complete SCSI switching package, or you can call a supply company like Redmond Cable and engineer it yourself. Multimedia Via PC It’s no secret that any Amiga can run graphical rings around a stock PC, but lately, some of the most exciting new software is being released for the PC. 11' you want to run these programs, you should configure your emulator or PC to meet multimedia specifications. The MPC standard establishes a minimum combination of assets such as the RAM, video display, and hard-disk space needed to run modern multimedia applications like CD-ROMs and games. Microsoft’s encyclopedia, Encana, and Virgin's spooky puzzle game, The 7th Guest, are examples of software designed specifically for MPC. There are two variations of MPC: MPC 1 and the newer MPC 2. The former is a fairly liberal guideline, designed for 1992- vintage computers. If you own at least a 386-based emulator, you can easily build a system that is MPC compliant. Some key requirements for an MPC system are: MPC Level 2 Requirements Hard Disk CD ROM Sound RAM Video Ports MPC Level 1 30MB 150K S (single speed) 8 bit 2MB 640x480, 16 colors MIDI Joystick 160MB 300IC S (double speed) 16 bit 4MB 640x480, 65,000 colors MIDI Joystick Though only 16 colors are necessary for MPC Level 1, it turns out that most programs need 256 colors. If you can assemble these requirements, have no fear about taking home a box which requires MPC. When MPC 2 applications begin to appear, they’ll need a level of performance that existing emulators simply cannot deliver. If you’re a true PC power user, eventually you’ll have to gel a real PC (or wait for emulators that use the PCI slots in some future Amiga). Stay in the Loop Last but not least, it sometimes helps to have an ongoing dialog with other Amiga owners who also use emulators or Pcs. Amiga Crossings is a resource for cross-computing in both the PC! And Macintosh domains. At S48 year, this monthly newsletter is an d invaluable way to keep up on news, questions about emulation problems, and others’ experiences. ¦ Dave Johnson is author of the hook The Desktop Studio: Multimedia With the Amiga. He troths extensively with hath Pcs and AMIGAs, and writes for several computer publications. Contact him c o Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Head Head Comparative Evaluations of Popular Amiga Programs ADPro vs. Imagemaster vs. By Brent Malnack AMIGA IMAGE PROCESSORS have more effects up their disk sleeves than Campbell's has soups. From subtle, utilitarian functions to wild effects, these programs enhance your graphics and expand your image collection. ASDG’s Art Department Professional, Black Belt Systems’ Imagemaster R t, and GVP’s ImageFX are die top contenders in this market. Each one offers such image-processing basics as cropping, scaling, resizing, rotating, and format translation. They share many effects, too: Each can make a photo look like an oil painting or an embossing, for instance. Further, all three can create truecolor images for output to disk and display them on Amigas equipped with 24-hit devices. Lhe three differ, though, in terms of price, features, approach, quality, and more. This article will point out some of those differences in the hopes of helping you choose the best image processor for your needs. Depart ment Professional The most popular of the three programs is probably ASDG’s Art Department Professional (ADPro). ADPro earned its large following of graphic artists not only by being one of the first image processors 011 the Amiga, but also by offering great features. The program has undergone alterations over the years both in J terms of looks and power, with the current release (version 2.5) featuring the most dramatic changes in its history. ADPro’s menus are now configurable, so you can include your favorite loaders, savers, image operators, and commands. Image and screen information are also listed on the same List Interface with the configurable menus. ADPro 2.5 has a huge manual, all 529 pages of iL printed in small (10-point) type (lhe table of contents alone is 27 pages!). The manual begins with a few basic functions, then launches into 40 pages of tutorials covering everything from file-format translation to automated [PEG archiving. Every program feature is documented in exhaustive detail. II you look carefully, you can find pearls of wisdom along the way, gaining insight into pixel versus print aspect ratio, Floyd-Stein- berg versus ordered dithering, and other topics. I M A (i I! P R 0 C E S 8 0 R S Memory requirements for ADPro are directly related to the operations and images you use. The program runs fairly well with video-resolution images on an 8MB system. Special Effects Operating the program is simple. You load an image, choose an effect or “operator,” and display or save the result. This simplicity, evident throughout ADPro, makes the work fast and easy. Unfortunately, though, this benefit is somewhat offset bv the lack of an Undo feature. Therefore, when you get a result you like, it is best to save the image before proceeding. ADPro can use many different display modes. Owners of non-AGA Aniigas are limited to a 16-color display in high resolution, or HAM modes for lower resolution images. With the AGA Amigas (A1200 and A4000), you can display images in up to 256,000 colors. ADPro also supports such third-party display cards as the Retina (NoahjPs), Harlequin (Amiga Centre Scotland Haitex), IV21 (CAT), and OpalVision (Centaur). And while it doesn't control Picasso II (Expert Services) directly, ADPro can save images to he displayed in full-resolution, 24-bit color on this board as well. ADPro is the only one of these programs to offer direct support for NewTek’s Video Toaster. The program can read and write Toaster Framestore format, and with its ability to access the hoard’s framebuffer directly, ADPro has an edge over both Imagemaster R t and ImageFX for use with the Toaster. Less and More Want to set up automatic processing for multiple images? There are a few ways you can do it with ADPro. O y You can use the included FRED (FRame Editor) utility, which the manual describes as “a visually ori- i entetl list manager.” FRED can call a series of individual frames and process them as a sequence; it can also call special image drivers within ADPro to perform animation effects on a series of frames. Like FRED, Multi-Frame (MacroSysteinUS) is an icon-based batch processor. Arexx. Now part of the .Amiga’s operating system (versions 2.0 and later) provides another means for hatch processing, although using one of the icon- based programs makes it easier to set up multiple f rame segments. ADPro is also one of the few tools that allows for color reduction, a function essential in preparing artwork for broadcast and 3-D rendering. (Color reduction lets you do clean-up work in paint programs with fewer colors, making clean-up easier.) Having 16 or fewer colors is necessary when working with autotracing software such as Pixel 3D Professional (Axiom). ADPro also differs from the other two products in that it does not incorporate paint and morphing programs. ASDG does manufacture MorphPlus ($ 295), however, which works directly with ADPro (the vector- Sum ADPro 2.5 ASDG $ 299 Serial-number copy protected. Minimum system'. 4MB RAM, Workbench 2.04, hard drive. Recommended system: 2MB chip RAM, 8-10MB fast RAM, Workbench 2.04 or later, accelerated processor. Imagemaster R t Black Belt Systems $ 99.95 Not copy protected. Minimwn system: 1MB chip RAM, 4MB fast RAM, Workbench
2. 04, 10MB hard-drive space. Recommended system: 2MB chip RAM, 8MB or more fast RAM, accelerated processor, floating-point unit. ImageFX GVP $ 299 Not copy protected. Minimum system: 3MB RAM, Workbench 1.3, two floppy drives. Recommended system: 1MB chip RAM, 10MB fast RAM, hard drive, accelerated processor. Jmla.flltir | Itmic Kwttw ¦ IwlFatM Fitter* piiirjtoHu ; lertawU * In its latest incarnation (2.5), ADPro now sports configurable menus allowing you to include all your favorite loaders, savers, operators, and commands. Also, image and screen info can be listed with these menus. Based program is the most flexible morphing solution on the market). And while AD Pro supports many image formats out of the box, to get the full range of AD Pro’s imagc-translaiion capability, you must purchase addit ional conversion modules. The Professional Conversion Module ($ 90), is necessary, for instance, if you want to convert TIFF, Targa, Sun, SGI, and other formats. You can add scanner support to ADPro, too, with other software. ASDG makes excellent scanner drivers for the Epson 600C 800C ($ 200), for example, and one for the IIP ScanJet IIC ($ 200). .All these addon programs have the benefit of working from within ADPro, so you can perform ADPro functions without jumping from program to program. Jjjjpl: Imagemaster R t: • T Although Imagemaster is extremely powerful, it is aimed at the general Amiga graphics community. Its price-tools ratio is unmatched; in fact, with all of Imagemasier’s effects, it is hard to imagine ever having time to try everything. Besides all of the basic image processing functions, Black Belt System’s Imagemaster R t ($ 99.95) offers a number of other features, including full-fledged paint and morphing programs. Distinctions Working with images in Imagemaster is a hit more complex than in ADPro. Phis is largely due to the unconventional terminology it uses and the number of steps it sometimes requires to perform a function. These things heighten the learning curve, which is stiffened further by the lack of a printed manual a unique feature of Imagemaster. Instead of the more traditional manual, all of Imagemasters documentation is in the form of online help. As the mouse pointer moves over any button in the interface, text appears describing the button’s purpose. By pressing the Help key, von summon to the screen details on how to use the button along with some occasional tips and tricks. This online access is great to have and would be appreciated in many other Amiga applications. It is, however, no replacement for a printed manual, and having to learn the program this way can take much time and effort. Imagemaster enjoys another distinction in being one of the most frequently upgraded Amiga products, as well. 'This keeps the program current, but keeping up with modifications can he challenging; it seems there is a new version even' week. In Use Imagemaster’s capabilities are quite impressive. Compositing multiple images can be performed better here than with any other Amiga software, as the program gives you complete control over edge transparency and blend. The paint program is also very capable, although the steps and terms can sometimes prove overwhelming. Imagemaster was the first Amiga program to offer morphing, and using it to produce both still and moving morphs is easy. It uses a point-to-point morphing method, in which you match a control point on ? One image to a conrol point on another. Imagemaster’s effects are best suited for processing single images as opposed to animations. Batch processing is possible, but the effects themselves are not easily animated over time. Imagemaster includes an Undo buffer, which you can disable at any time to greatly reduce the amount of RAM necessary. This brings up a fundamental difference in the way that Imagemaster operates. All image buffers are stored at all times, until they are deleted, so multiple images, clips of images, and brushes are online simultaneously. This makes the program extremely flexible, but it means the system requirements tend to be higher for Imagemaster than AD Pro. I ImageFX CAT’s entry in the image-processing market, ImageFX, in some ways (its between the other packages in price, ambition, and performance. Like Imagemaster, ImageFX contains a paint program that is 24-bit internally and utilizes a variety of O i j display options. Vou can output images directly to a number of display devices, including Black Belt Systems’ HAM-F, DMI’s Resolver, Impulse’s Firecracker- 24, or ( A P’s own IY24. ImageFX's paint software is more sophisticated than that of Imagemaster’s, however, and it is much easier to use. On the other hand, a charcoal drawing effect (described in the Tips section of the manual) is a four- step process using ImageFX, while it is simply a push of a button in ADPro. Tool For Tool CAT claims that ImageFX’s features far outweigh those of ADPro when price is considered. This claim is true in that ImageFX includes morphing software, scanner drivers, and high-end image translators (for TIFF, GIF, and Targa) that ASDG charges extra for. This doesn't mean, however, that ImageFX’s tools arc necessarily as good as those from ASDG. Case in point: ImageFX morphing software is a mesh-based morphing system. Under this system, you use a grid with control points on it to set up the corresponding morph subjects. Although this approach is both easy to learn and fast, it is inherently limiting and depends on the way a morph is performed. There is a limit to the distance that an object can travel during a morph: Flic nature of the mesh prevents the points in the grid From moving over neighboring points and columns. Thus, you cannot morph a bird in the upper- left part of the screen into a dog in the lower-right part of the screen. This may not present a problem for you at all, as the morphing process always looks more natural when the objects involved don’t move too much. By contrast, though, AslKi’s and Black Belt’s morphing systems have no such limitations. Best for Batching ImageFX is the best hatch processor of the three for novice users, l he program can easily process image sequences with a number of effects. For example, it can apply an oil-paint effect to each frame of an animation. Unfortunately, not all of the effects are available in this manner, so an Arexx script might he necessarv. Also, there are currently no products that perform icon-based batch processing for ImageFX. ImageFX is also the only one of these programs to have built-in virtual-memory support. This enables you to use your hard drive as though it was part of your system RAM. Virtual memory is much slower than real
* RAM, so any time the system needs to access virtual memory, things slow down enormously. I However, it is a useful option as it can mean the difference between being able to load a very higli-resolution image and not. Quick and Documented ImageFX performs its tasks quickly. Loading and saving different format images was the fastest of the three. GYP provides ample, well-written documentation for ImageFX in the form of a 210-page manual. The manual does not describe how to use the paint software, hut instead describes the paint-tools collection. ImageFX’s painting tools including freehand draw, Hood Fill, airbrush, text, and undo are the same as you would lit id in any paint program. The program makes a distinction between the brush and pen tools, though: A brush is a user-defined 24-hit drawing implement cut out from an image, while a pen is a one-color, standard drawing implement that uses one of the tools. Fflectscan he applied to brushes, hut not to tools. Summary Black Belt has been committed to keep Imagemaster upgraded and hug free. Without question, the program is a great value, although its steep learning curve may prohibit the general Amiga user from becoming very proficient with it. Thankfully, a three- volume training tape set ($ 49.95) clears up a lot of mysteries. With the tapes, Imagemaster becomes a reasonable choice for basic paint image-proccssing functions. Power users may reconsider Imagemaster, as well, knowing that this source now exists. ASDG has been the heavyweight in the market with ADPro, and has some of the most powerful features available in any of the packages. This comes at the highest price of the three ($ 299), though this figure is not unfair considering its powerful features. ADPro’s add-on products are well supported and well documented. I he newcomer, ImageFX has been gaining momentum in the market with a last, easy-to-use interface and decent documentation. The lack of any real human technical support is frustrating and needs to be considered. All of GVP’s telephone technical support has been shifted to an electronic voice-mail system. (The company also accepts faxes and e-mail.) The big problem is that you cannot call and instantly reach a human. Users who do not have a 24-bit or AGA paint program may find that ImageFX offers the best of both worlds. ¦ Brent Mat nock writes for Amiga and video magazines. Formerly a NewTek product manager, he ca-fnunded Positron Publishing, a book- and software-publishing company. 11 rite to him c o Positron at 1915 N. 121st St., Suite 1), Omaha, AT 68154. E can only surmise that the developers of Scala had opera in mind when they devised the program that has become the de [ado standard in multimedia- p r e s e n t a t i o n software. After all, opera is the original “multimedia” concept. (Two 16th-cenmry Italian dudes, Peri and Caccini, had the revolutionary idea of combining music and drama into one = y Htoo (fie Sncoj+e f Making Use Of Scala’s New MM300 J O brand-new, multidimensional art form.) And what more gloriously successful presentation venue to choose as a name than Milan’s famed opera house, La Scala? The folks at Scala knew what they were doing, and that goes for the operation of the program, as well. Remember the first time you used the original Scala? After about 20 minutes, you were effortlessly creating a slideshow by tying together graphics, audio, and text. Scala worked according to a simple system, easily learned in that first sitting. Since then, Scala has grown into a program that, while still simple, allows a great deal more device control, interactivity, and graphics manipulation a mountain of features lies just beneath the surface. This article will introduce you to some t i m e - s a v i n g techniques for using the power of Scala MM 300. The new Scala takes advantage of the Amiga's A d v a n c e d Graphics Architecture (AGA) found in the A1200 and A4000. The program now requires 1MB of chip RAM and 2MB of fast RAM. Which means that if you have a stock A1200 (with a total of only 2MB), you must sacrifice the expansion slot to upgrade memory. Scala recommends that A1200 owners choose a card that is also an accelerator (a wise decision anyway), which comes in handy now that MM300 has some image-processing capabilities. EX Marks the Spot In Scala terminology, presentations are called scripts, and from the Scala main menu, a script appears as a list of events called pages. Each page may contain a variety of elements. On nearly every page, you will define elements such as background, wipe, ancl pause. The opening-night reviews are in, and Scala MM300 has already drawn raves from lhe multimedia cognoscenti. Let ’s put the new version through its paces and see how it can help you in your presentation work. ?(y , ftifie vtx' t You may also play sound, define a variable, execute a command, or control some external device. These elements are referred to as Exs (pronounced “ee- ex’s”), and each one has its own column on the list. By moving files between two drawers, you may add new EX columns to control devices such as laserdiscs and genlocks. The files are stored in the EX drawer and become active when you move them into the Startup drawer. You’ll find both drawers in the Scala director)-. When the program is run, there will he a column for each EX. For instance, moving the Pio- neerLD EX into the Startup drawer creates a new column named PioneerLD, from which you could issue commands to control a laserdisc player. When you run Scala, the Exs may not all be visible Workbench '532136 ctrophic* mem 9S33SCO other mem Exs, the building blocks of a Scala script, can perform many tasks. For instance, you can have Exs shuffle external devices in and out of scripts by simply clicking and dragging, because thev will run off' the right-hand side of the
* o screen. To rearrange the order of the Exs, first select the System button at the lower-right of the main menu. This takes vou into the System menu, where von’ll find J 4 i the User Interface button at ihe upper left. Clicking the tiny left or right arrows on this button switches the list ofuser-ituerface options into a list of available Exs. You can now rearrange their order. If you wish to keep this order indefinitely, click on Save Configuration. When you hit OK to go back to the main menu, the Exs will be in the new order. You can then change the width of an EX column by carefully positioning your pointer between two columns on the main menu, clicking, and moving the vertical yellow bar that appears. This enables you to fit more columns on the screen or to see more units of measurement in the pause column. First Things First Before you begin a Scala presentation, decide where you are going to keep your files. If you plan on creating new pictures and sounds with outside programs, make a new drawer and put everything you create into it. When you create new files, use a logical naming system with file extensions. To make a custom button in the Scala file requester for this new directory, find the director)' through a Scala file requester, and then hold down the Shift key and press one of the blank buttons on the right. Now press OK on the new requester that appears. You can later use Sea la’s Copy to Drawer function to make a new drawer containing only those O files used in the script. Once you run Scala, the first thing to do is select New and then the backgr ound for your first page. You can preview backgrounds before making your selection by using the Show button. You may also select multiple backgrounds simultaneously for a series of pages by holding down the Shift key during selection, or you can hit the .All button to select every file in the director)’. This is convenient for making instant slideshows; each background becomes a page in the script. If you wish to apply the same pause to eveiy page in the script, select the first pause in the list (make sure you’re at the top), select the desired delay, then the To End button, and finally hit OK. You can type in pause and other numbers directly without having to use the arrow buttons, but if you do use these but tons, try holding down the Shift key for increased counting speed. Work Closely With Your “Editor” Wlien you arc making a series of pages that have the same background but are overlaid with different type, set the first page up as a template. While still in the editor, press the F3 key to make a new page that contains all your type-style information. Press F9 to toggle the text boxes on and off This lets you see the already existing lines. If you want to make a copy of your current page, including all the type, press F4. Pressing the List button is another way of viewing the information typed onto the screen. You can rearrange the lines to set the order for line transitions. When you set a 1 ext Out wipe on a line, a second line is added to the list so that you can control when the wipe will occur. You may also use the list to enter type, especially for text crawls when the text has to run wider than the screen. To recover a cursor, double-click the line or press the number to the left of the line. Also, if you have accidentally added a lot of needless lines from the editor, you can easily delete them from the list. Then press OK to return to the editor. If you’d like to create beveled boxes for text display, draw a rectangle with the rectangle tool. Then press the right arrow on the 3D attribute button to change it into a Bevel attribute button, which you then press to activate the bevel. By pressing the Layout button, you can increase the bevel size to whatever dimension you wish. The bevel option works, however, only on rectangles. In MM300, you can click and drag items to move them in the editor. If you wish to move several items at once, surround them with the marquee (dotted-line box). You do this by clicking and dragging, beginning outside the objects you wish to enclose. All objects contained within the box or touched by the box will move as one. Any attributes you apply such as font style and wipes will be applied to all items in the marquee. Sometimes when you move items around in the editor, however, objects don’t get properly redrawn. When this happens, hit the F10 key to force Scala to redraw the screen. A word of caution before we move on: Something mentioned in the manual that you should not do is create a blank page by clicking New and OK from the u s i iv ; s : i, m m :i o o main menu. If you do so, you risk being unable to return to edit this screen later on. You should also not load and save from MM300 any MM200 scripts that use blank screens. Instead, use a supplied Scala background or create a blank page in DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts). If you find yourself stuck in this situation, however, you can work around it by downloading from CompuServe or Portal the archive called ScalaFix- ers.LHA, a set of Arexx programs that will both remove occurrences of blank screens and cause MM300 scripts to revert back to MM200 form. Wipes and Resolutions An important matter to consider when making a Scala script is the number of colors you plan to use. The general rule is to stick with 16-color, 640x400 screens. This is easy to do because all die Scala backgrounds, as well as the alternative collection of color palettes, are in 16 colors. On AGA machines (A 1200s and 4000s), wipes occur smoothly and reliably with 16-color screens. J During wipes, you may notice that Scala often fades the color palette of one image into that of the next, thus eliminating the need to display both palettes on the screen at once. But with images of 128 colors or fewer, the correct color palettes of two images are displayed simultaneously when using wipes such as Center and Curtain. Other transitions such as Cube and Rollon will still use color fades. Many transitions in Scala offer a number of varia- j tions. For instance, if you don’t want a color fade to occur on wipes such as Rollon (above), press C (for clearpage) when you are in the Wipe menu. Also, try using the nmnberpad to change the direction of a fade from north to south, or lit the s key for softf'ade and i the d key for damped. If a wipe appears choppy, experiment with other speeds. If you can’t get acceptable performance from a wipe, choose another one, or reduce the number of colors in your background by selecting Load Other Resolution. Once you’ve reduced the colors, save the new background to your hard drive. When wiping between 16-color images, you may choose Scala’s most impressive transition, Superimpose, in which one image fades directly into another. On pre- AGA machines, Superimpose works only between four- color hi-res screens or eight-color lo-res screens. When setting line wipes, try to avoid transitions that are painfully long. The idea is to make it look good and to help guide the audience never make them wait. One method of speeding up transitions is to apply a line transition to several lines by using the desired wipe on the first line, and then the Link wipe on those that follow. The resulting wipe, which looks like a chain link on the Wipe menu, will occur as if all the linked lines were one object. REMAPPED AND RESIZED GRAPHICS You can now also load 24-bit files directly into MM300 as backgrounds or brushes. Scala will reduce the image to 256-color format and do fast Floyd-Steinberg (F-S) dithering. If you have multiple color brushes on the screen, with palettes different from that of the background, you can choose via the Optimize button under the Palette menu a new palette that best accommodates all the brushes and the background. Once you have made such adjustments, the best thing to do is to save the adjusted background and brushes back to your hard drive as new files. Otherwise, each time Scala shows that page, it will have to recalculate all the color and size adjustments, resulting in a noticeable delay. Clicking the tiny arrows on the Load button from the Scala editor changes it into a Save button, with which you can save the individual elements. When you do this, Scala will ask if you’d like to replace the old lile with the new one in the script. Answer yes. The resulting script should have no unusual delays. Explore the Possibilities Scala has come a long way since its early days as a video titler. This article has not even approached the interactive, Arexx, and variable features of the pro- SCALA Scafa MM300’s editor provides a wide array of features to help you create and orchestrate your multimedia presentations. Grain. For instance, if you are a brave soul wishing to venture into the possibilities posed by Arexx, try saving one of your Scala scripts with an .AREXX extension. This will actually save the Scala script in Arexx format! You will not be able to load it back into Scala, but you can run it from a .shell via the rx command while Scala is running. Scala is one ol those rare applications that define an entire category of computer programs. But unlike word processors or desktop-publishing packages that can run equally well on various hardware platforms, Scala takes advantage of the Amiga’s unique video, multitasking, and Arexx capabilities making it a program difficult to match on other platforms. With InfoChannel, the high-end version of Scala, you can even provide automated distribution of Scala scripts over the telephone to unlimited numbers of InfoChannel player units opening up myriad video-publishing possibilities. All in all, Scala MM300 presents a richly caparisoned multimedia stage, peopled both with impressive, full- voiced leading features and a capable chorus ol supporting elements that carry their spears well. ¦ Mike Levin is a graphic designer for Scala Studios, a division of Scala Inc. that offers midiimedia-production sendees. Write to him c o Atniga World or at Scala Inc., 2323 Horse Pen RdHerndon. VA 22071-3405. DIGITAL eed a reprieve from the wo rries of the world? Rest your CAN A S eyes here on the works of Amiga artists, whose vision and artistry can calm, inspire, and entertain. ROBERT S. BOYD, JR. Lives in Seekonk, M;iss;i- chusetts -just a shon distance from tlie sea. The artist launched Top Ship from his new Amiga 4000 using a whole fleet of software, including Impulse's Turbo Silver, Virtual Reality Labs’ Vista Pro 2.0, and Digital Creations’ DCIV Paint. PHIL WOLSTENHOLME of Sheffield. England, has produced beautiful images that have graced the pages of Amiga World in the past (most recently in our May issue, p. 24). Since then, Phil has not been resting on his polygons. Instead, he’s been collaborating on a 40-miuute animation called Motion for Warp Records, the UK’s leading independent electron ic tlai ice music label. The image above is just one f rame of the fantastic video. The project had Phil working for more than six months with Imagine (Impulse) on a single 040-based Amiga 2000. G T A i_* A rv V A s We should have held a contest to guess the name of the animation this still was taken from. Would you have suspected Sexual Disarray Among Nonsecular Buddhist Monks? It’s the work of Los Angeles-based 3-D animator video editor YARON ZOHAR. Who uses an accelerated, Toaster- equipped A2000. Zohar also called oil Impulse’s Imagine, ASDG’s ADPro, and Axiom's Pixel 3D for this piece.
D. L, RICHARDSON, a long-time Amiga aficionado, used MegageM’s Fractal Pro software and his Fargo Primera dye-sub printer to produce this gorgeous fractal print* which he named Spunk. Fractals are also the subject of Richardson’s entertaining instructional videotape, “Animation 202: I’racial Freedom,” From My raid Visual Adventures, The multitalented JULIE PETERSEN is not only an artist, but a writer as well (see "The CD Boom,” June ’94, p. 31). Fish is a great little piece she worked up using Electronic Arts’ DoluxePaint. Amiga] Vo rid 27 Club Reportedly, the first Amiga users’ group was formed in California. Now, “Club Amiga” boasts worldwide membership (this director)' lists about 100 groups in the US alone!) So you're likely to find one near you. “Members only” benefits include on-site software demos, workshops, newletters, and so on. So, what are you waiting for? Join the club! (Please send additions and corrections to AUG Listing, do Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, A77 03458.) Want to mingle with fellow users, get some advice, find some great ba rgains, or just have some fun ? Amiga users’ groups are for you. COMPILED BY ANN RECORD
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- Elccthonk Cimu Part One It slices. It dices. The amazing Arexx does it all. Our two-part series demonstrates, through descriptions and examples, that this versatile language can deliver a million-and-one customized cuts. “QUICK, DEFINE AREXX!” If you shouted tins into a crowd at iin Amiga users’ group meeting, you'd likely get several different answers. Some people would shout back “ARexx is a programming language!” Others may respond, “It’s a command-macro language." Still others will call out “an interprocess communications language,” which is a fancy way of saying it allows one program to talk to another. Actually, Arexx is all of these. Like the Ginsu knife you sec advertised on late-night television, O the language can do just about anything. But while Arexx’s rich, complex nature makes it hard to define in a few words, it also makes Arexx a powerful tool that can enhance almost any computerized task. Just what can Arexx do? And how much effort will you need to invest learning it? In this article and the one that follows, we II explore the various facets of Arexx and answer those questions. This month we'll concentrate on Arexx as a programming language; in the next issue, we’ll focus on its command-macro and com mu n icat ions aspects. What, Me Program? Learning to program your computer, if only a little, can he very rewarding. The problem with ready-made applications is that thev never seem to do exactly what von i J need. Programming allows you to tailor operations to suit your exact needs. While yon are figuring out how to get a particular job done, you’ll also he sharpening your computer skills. Also, programming is fun. There is a certain satisfaction in bending the computer to your will that you just don’t get from video games. Unfortunately, most people don't consider the joys of programming because they assume it is too difficult to learn. But Arexx is much easier to use than most other computer languages. Like Basic, Arexx is an interpreted language, which means you can execute the program as soon as you write it. You don’t have to process it through a compiler and linker as you do with C.
- By i-uuDON tumuli Also, Arexx does not make strong distinctions between types of data as other languages do. You don’t have to declare variables (symbolic names that can store different values) before you use them. You can assign die number 450 to a variable called Score and then assign the word “twenty” to the same variable. Arexx lakes care of a lot of the detail work for you, flic* interpreter allocates memory as needed, and frees it up when it’s not needed. Arexx includes extensive debugging features that help you find your programming mistakes quickly. Because .ARexx is related to the REXX programming language used with IBM operating systems (such as OS 2), much of what you learn about Arexx carries over to these systems. Best of all, Workbench versions
2. 0 and later include Arexx, (ARexx is also available separately for $ 49.95 from Wishful Thinking.) Despite its emphasis on simplicity, however, Arexx remains a powerful language, capable of very complex tasks. It includes all the features yon would expect from a complete programming language; variable expressions, loops, conditionals, and function calls. You need not master all of these concepts to start programming in Arexx, however. You can start doing useful work after learning just a few simple commands. Let’s take a look at some Arexx programs. First Steps The traditional first program is one that prints out the words “Hello, world.” The Arexx version looks like this i* Our first program * SAY "Hello, world." I Notice that the program starts with a comment, enclosed by die characters * and * . Vou can use this space to make a note about the program or not. Bin every Arexx program must start with a comment line. This tells the interpreter that it is an Arexx program, t he next line does the real work of the program. The Say command prints out the message enclosed in parentheses. I here are three steps to creating and running this program. First, use a text editor to type in the two lines of text, and save the file with the name “ REXX; Hello.rcxx" (the REXX: assignment defaults to S:, which is the S directory of your Workbench disk). The Workbench includes two text editors, F.d and Memacs, You will find an icon for Memacs in the Tools drawer, but you must run Ed from a shell or via the Execute Command menu on the Workbench, using a command such as "Ed REXX:Hello.Rcxx." I prefer using Ed because 1 can run it in a window on the Workbench, above the Shell window I use to test the program. You can also use a word-processing program to create Arexx program files, but ii you do, be sure to save your script as text only because most word processors embed print-formatting codes into the text that will confuse the Arexx interpreter. Also, remember to press Enter at ihc end of each line; you can’t have multiple statements on one program line unless you separate them with the semicolon character. Second, make sure Arexx is running. You start the Arexx interpreter by running the RexxMast program in the System drawer. If you drag this program into the WBStartup drawer, Arexx will always be available when you start your computer. The third step is to type the command “RX Hello” either in a shell window, or in the requester provided by the Execute Command Workbench menu. You don't have to type the .rexx ending of the filename. The RX program will assume it's there unless you have specified otherwise. II all goes well, the words “Hello, world” will print out in your command window. More Power The real power of the computer is that il can do things over and over again. You don’t have to enter the Say command ten times to make your program print your message ten times. A loop, starting with the word "Do,” performs the same set of instructions many times. END Figure A. L ist Change LastCI Lj! • V ¦ ii-V; ! : High Low Ask Bid Volume Update T ' 50 50 50 % 50 642500 10:59E BMY 5 % +’A 50% 51% 51 279500 10:59E DIS 41% j ¦¦ 41% 41% 41% 317500 10:59E MO 49% 4-% 49% 49% 49% 455000 10:58E TWX 38% 4-% 38% 38% 38 208400 10:59E PEP 36% +» 36% 36% 36% 89700 10:58E CL 56A -% 56% 56% 55% 51000 10:56E IBM 52% 52% 52% 52% 406000 10:59E AAPL 32% -1 33% 33% 32% 33 32% 268500 10:59E CBU % % 0 00:00E Enter list number: i * Loop.rexx * DO FOR 10 SAY "Hello, World" END When you run this program, it prints the message ten limes. What if you don’t want to print the same message each time, however? You can use a programming symbol called a variable to change the message. * Varloop.rexx * DO pass = 1 TO 10 SAY 'This is pass number "pass END Here, a variable called “pass” stores the loop number. This form of the l)o command sets the value of “pass’’ to 1 on the first time thorough, then increases its value by one each subsequent run through the loop. Since we don’t include the name of the variable in the Say string (the text in quotations), Say prints out the value of the variable, instead of the word “pass.” When you run the program, it prints “This is pass number 1,” “This is pass number 2,” and so on. Another way to make your program more flexible is using conditional commands that allow it to react differently under various circumstances. Let’s sav. For
* J • example, that you want your program to use ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.) to tell what loop it is on. Ear the numbers 4 10, you could just add "th” to the number, but for the first three, you'd need a different ending. Using the If statement, you can make the ending different for different numbers: * Condloop.rexx * DO pass = 1 TO 10 ending = 'th' IF pass= = 1 THEN ending='st' IF pass==2 THEN ending='nd' IF pass ==3 THEN ending='rd' SAY This is the’ pass | [ ending 'time through the loop' The double equal sign (= = ) is a comparison operator that checks to see whether the value of pass is 1, 2, or 3. II ii is, we use a single equal sign to assign a new text value to the variable “ending.” Then, in ihe Say line, we put the sentence together, using the concatenation operator (two vertical bars) to combine the contents of the pass and ending variables into one word. Select is another type of conditional command you could use for this job: . FeS - w A-Parsing We Will Go Arexx has a relatively small number of core commands, but one of them. Parse, makes it very easy to manipulate text. That’s why I like to use Arexx to convert die information contained in a text lile to a format I can use more easily. For example, I use the National Videotex Network information service to receive price information about a group of stocks. When the information comes through my modem, it looks like what you see in Figure A (opposite). I’d like to store some of this information in a database, hut I really only need the first two items of information, the ticker symbol that identifies the stock, and the last price. It would also be nice to format the information so that I could import it directly into my database. The usual format is one line per record, with each bit of information enclosed in quotations and separated with a comma. Sounds like a big job, doesn’t il? But with Arexx, 1 can write a simple program fewer than 20 lines that does it (see Listing 1, this page). To use this program, you must supply die name oi a source file and a destination file on the command line. The command “RX Stocks ram:raw_info ram:stock_info” takes the information from the file “rama awjiild” (captured with a modem) and saves the part we want in the file Tam:slock_info.” The first command, Parse Arg, gets the names of the files, and puts them into the variables “source” and "dest” that are used to open the files. Then comes the main processing loop, which we repeat until the end of the lile (EOF). First, we read a line oflext (Readln) into the variable “buffer.” Itien we use the Parse Var command to extract i be information we need. Since the information lines up nicely in columns, we tell Parse to put characters 1-7 in the variable called “ticker,” 8 11 in the variable “price, and 12-16 in the “fraction” variable. Next, we must eliminate the lines that don’t have price information, and deal with prices where there is a fraction but no whole number. We use an IF statement to set “price” to zero if it contains blanks, and set price to a text value for the line that contains the heading (wilh the word “Last”). At this point, it’s easy to tell which lines we want to process. If the price variable contains a number value (a Datatype of “N”), we process the line. We use Interpret to convert fractions 1 8, for instance- to a decimal (.125). and add this to the price. We use Compress to strip the trailing spaces from the stock ticker symbol, and we’re ready to write the line (Writeln) to the destination file. The lasl two lines, which close the open files, are not really necessary because an Arexx program closes all open files when it finishes. * Selectloop.rexx * DO pass=1 TO 10 SELECT WHEN pass=-1 THEN ending='st' WHEN pass= =2 THEN ending = 'nd' WHEN pass= = 3 THEN ending='rd' OTHERWISE ending = W END * end of SELECT block * SAY This is the' pass 11 ending 'time through the loop' END * end of DO loop * This version is a couple of lines longer, but it is easier to follow because of the indents. All commands within the Do loop are indented to the same level; commands in the Select block are indented to another level. CALL REXX:Functions Myfunction .Another way to add commands to .ARexx is with libraries. These are Amiga-style system files, usually written in C, that contain additional functions. Once you use the Adcllib command to add a library, you can use all of its functions as if they were part of the Arexx language. There are lots of freely distributable Arexx libraries available on bulletin boards, the Fred Fish disks, and on information-service forums. They add everything from control over the serial port, to Amiga graphics commands, to transcendental math functions. There are also commercial offerings, including REXX Rainbow (S48) from Dineen Edwards Group. The most interesting way to extend the power of Arexx, however, is to have your program communicate with another program. One such program that can communicate with Arexx is AmigaDOS. You can include any AmigaDOS command in an Arexx program, using the command Address Command to specify that you want to talk to AmigaDOS. For example, to make a new directory called RAM:Test, you’d use the command buffer=READLN = 'infile'| * read a line * PARSE VAR buffer ticker 8 price 12 fraction 17 . *extract info* IF (price==‘ ') THEN price = 0 * if price is blank, 0* IF (ABBREV = fraction Last'}) THEN price = 'Last* *sWp text line* IF (datatypeCprice N')) | (price= =' ') THEN DO * if not a number, skip * INTERPRET 'last = 'fraction 1|'+price' * convert fraction to decimal * ticker = COMPRESS(ticker) * remove blank spaces *1 WRITELNf'outfile'," "ticker" "| |7| "last" *) *print answer * END *end of processing line * END t* end of processing file * CLOSE('inftle') * close source file * CLOSE('outfile') * close dest file * But Wait, There’s More ,•, For even more power, you can extend Arexx in a number of ways. You can write a series of useful functions in Arexx, for example, and save them in a file called REXXrFunctions. Then, you can call them from other programs with a command such as Sheldon Leemon, a computer video consultant and instructor, is the author of two hooks and scores of articles covering the Amiga. He also serves as Amiga Forum Manager on National Videotex Network. Write to him c o Amiga World, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil 03458. PARSE ARG source dest. * get source and dest file names * source_error=OPEN('infile',source Read'} * open source file * dest_error=OPEN('outfile',dest WriterI * open dest file * DO WHILE EOFfinfile'} * process the source file to the end * Next month, we’ll take the programming concepts we’ve explored here one step further, and examine the subject of programming other programs. ¦ Listing 1 * Stocks.rexx A program to filter stock quote files * ADDRESS COMMAND 'makedir ranrtest' A- . . | That has potential. 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A continuing series of lips, techniques, 65 and tricks for By Joel Hagen I RECENTLY HAD the pleasure of participating in a conference on Planet- aiy Data Visualization put on by a research institute in southern California. 1 showed a series of Amiga experiments in which general-purpose graphics software was used in creative wavs. A paint program, for example, can be used to do investigation and analysis. If you are an educator, this approach can be a way to involve students in active explorations of art, science, and history on the computer. Mars is the thread linking my experiments here, but it could just as well be European history or desert ecology, f or this month’s column, I will describe the series of experiments I did for my presentation at the Planetary conference. Don't focus too much on the techniques, but rather on the concept of using software in new ways. The Living Past Cassini did a series of drawings of Mars in 1666. Locating these in a library book. 1 brought them into the Amiga using an Epson scanner linked to ADPro (ASDG). You could also use a video camera or digitizer. In DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts), I cut the individual drawings of the planet as brushes and registered them on a sequence of animation frames. This brings a new dimension to data three centuries old as the features of Cassini’s Mars move across its face, tracing its rotation. 1'he same animation technique can be applied to any sequence of still images. Early Mars images from astronomy books yielded animations of a moving cloud photographed in 1926 ancl a full rotational cycle shot from the Lowell Observatory in 1971. I turned my attention to historic maps and scanned one Schiaparelli had drawn from observation in 1877. (Be aware of copyrights as you think about your intended use.) I scanned from a scientific magazine more than 75 years old for the illustration accompanying ibis article. Using techniques explored in an earlier article on planet building (“Around the World in 80 Frames,” Oct. ’91, p. 88), I turned that map into a rotating planet. Briefly, the method in Dpaint involves grabbing an animbrush from a section of a moving map, then using it to Wrap Fill a sequence of circles. The result is the illusion of a spinning planet. The Mercator map projection distorts into a good approximation of a hemisphere as shown in the illustration. In preparing your map you may need to add a blank area north and south of the maximum latitudes represented if they are less than 90 degrees. I have used this technique to “restore” the planet as it was seen bv astronomers over manv decades. J * Iii January 1998, 1 had the opportunity to paint Mars from direct eyepiece obsenations at Lick Observatoiy as Mars came closest to earth, I used the Amiga to create reference material to aid my observation and painting. Scanning a USGS (Geological Suney) Mars map derived from Viking space missions, I used Dpaint to create a 24- frame animation of the spinning planet. The eyepiece of the telescope inverted the image of Mars, but the Amiga made it simple to invert the map and spin the planet in the proper direction relative to our viewing instrument. I printed out the 24 frames on a single page with hourly notations about the central meridian. This provided a visual reference each night to interpret the “albedo” (light and dark) features I was seeing. For Mars, 24 f rames was serendipitous as Mars’ rate of rotation is similar to our own, a little over 24 hours. For other planets, the number of frames would need to be adjusted to match its rotation period in order to use the sequence as a clock reference. For instant color drawings, I scanned my pencil sketches and then used a paint program to change the palette of the image from gray to a gradient of color matching what I perceived through the eyepiece. I also made detailed paintings directly in the computer. Later 1 produced large acrylic paintings for exhibition based on these renderings. 1 used the Amiga monitor If you’re an educator, or just like to experiment on your own, these projects may provide some fascinating possibilities for linking art with science and history. As a reference while I painted. Further Experiments Hie work with historical Mai's maps got me thinking about perceptions of Mars over the years. I decided to analyze several maps f or consistencies of perceived albedo features. Hie first task was to distort a group of maps lo the same dimensions and orientation. ADPro has an excellent interface for cropping and scaling, but you can get workable results from any paint program. I had to crop all maps to fit) degrees, the greatest common north south dimension among the group. I then used DpaiiU lo nil and reassemble each map, aligning them to the zero zero coordinate near Sinus Meridian!. For my first comparison of map features, 1 simply loaded each one to a different frame of an animation and then played them at high speed. Areas of consistency were apparent in die rapid display. My next experiment was to merge two maps at 50% transparency. I used ADPro’s Composite options, greatly enhanced in version
2. 5, but the same experiment can be performed in any paint program that allows image merging with controlled transparency. In the resulting image, areas that are either light in both images or dark in both images remain light and dark. Areas that are light on one map blit dark on the other, however, average each other out and become a neutral tone in the new image. This makes it easy to see where the perceptions of different observers were consistent and where they differed. It may also offer some insight into the changes in albedo features over time. Going further in map comparisons, you could use ImageFX (GYP), ADPro, or Imagemaster (Black Belt) to process each map image before combining them. One observer might use darker tones in his or her drawings than would another. Image processors can adjust the Dynamic Range, Contrast, Gamma, and Histograms of images to bring them subjectively closer to a consistent base of values. In the same programs, images can then he combined with new mles, such as addition or subtraction of color values, this can reveal new information. You can approximate these results in paint programs by using Lighten or Darken or Shade modes to adjust overall value. Creative use of color stenciling during a merge can also produce interesting results. I wrote a quick utility to compare two maps pixel by pixel. The program weighed the difference in value of each pixel pair and then created a new image. If the difference was slight, it averaged the value for the new pixel. If the difference was great, it substituted a very bright value. The illust ration shows the result of that process. Image I is Schiaparelli’s 1877 map. Image 2 is from a USGS map. Image 3 is the comparative map produced by my analytic routine. I used Dircctor2 (Right Answers Group), which is no wing planet (overlay) using Dpalnt tools. Longer available, but Basic or any good authoring software would work. Continuing the Amiga Mars exploration, you can generate landscapes and animations using VistaPro (Virtual Reality Labs) or Scenery Animator (Natural Graphics). This is an exciting option, seeing regions of the planet from vantages otiienvise inaccessible. On the scientific side, an Amiga explorer can adjust the vertical exaggeration of the data to see die computer landscapes wit hout distortion. Every computer-generated Mars flyover you have seen on TV has been stretched vertically for effect. You can take the law into your own hands and see a different Mars reality if you so choose. I have worked with many educators eager to make use of computer graphics in the classroom but at a loss for good projects. Perhaps this column will suggest a line of thinking in which general- purpose graphics software can be used as tools of investigation and exploration. ¦ By Paulo de Andrade About this “new” nonlinear editing... Nonlinear editing. Suddenly, everyone wants in on this new technology. But, is it really new? No! Ids actually the oldest form of motion-picture editing, born when early filmmakers discovered they could enhance storytelling by rearranging sequences. Editing film involves cutting it into strips and then splicing sequences together. The process is nonlinear; the editor has the freedom to add or remove frames any- where even a single frame in the middle of the reel. While painstaking, this allows for very fine-tuned edits. When videotape was invented, physical editing became a problem. Because of the electronic properties of television signals, anting and splicing video often resulted in image glitches. The best editors perfected this technique, but still, intricate editing was impractical. And unlike older VTRs, newer decks employed helical scanning heads easily damaged by splices. Copying sequences to another tape became the preferred way to edit video. Unlike splicing, copying is a linear process: Adding a frame to the middle of an edited tape requires that all subsequent edits be redone. Computer-controlled linear editing enables you to store all edits in a list, however, and with the right setup, you can add that frame and have the controller automatically redo the rest. A Vision For Desktop As a network TV editor when I bought my first Amiga, 1 recognized how easy it would he to edit programs entirely within computers once the proper levels of RAM, storage, and speed became available. In 1991, I saw my prediction realized in a practical manner. Quantel, a technology leader in television equipment, introduced the Flash Hairy a dedi- cated non-linear system that took digital video directly from a 1)1 digital VTR and allowed you to quickly assemble a video by cutting and pasting virtual filmstrips. Then, the program was recorded back to the D1 VTR in real time at hi-res broadcast quality. The Harry came with a full-blown Quantel Paintbox for graphics and tides, a high-end effects generator, multiple digital-audio tracks, and more. The unit was not only physically huge, with highspeed processors and storage devices, but it had a price to match about $ 750,000 including the 1)1 VTR. All good tilings eventually come to the desktop, of course, and nonlinear editing is no exception. We have already begun to see this, with Digital Micronics’ Digital liroadCaster and MediaCastcr, and NewTek’s announcement of the Video Flyer (plus systems on other platforms). I expect in the next couple of years or so that desktop systems will offer most (if not all), of the Quantefs features for a reasonable price. How Nonlinear? Because it makes all video segments accessible almost instantly, a well-designed nonlinear system can save a lot of time searching. The ease of rearranging segments also makes experimentation easier (although this won’t save time for those who cannot control the urge to try every possibility!). On a linear editing system, you can see several previews without having to record, hut even with complex computer-based editors, a large sequence of continuous previews may he impossible unless you have several source machines (your target images may he scattered widely on one source tape). Still in its infancy, desktop nonlinear editing does have drawbacks. Two of them storage and compression relate to the large size of broadcast-quality video files. If you are handling two projects at a time, tight storage space might force you to back up all data from the first and then digitize the data for the second before you can start editing. And, in editing a program with hours of source material, you must first select which images to store in the computer. Also, because vou can ’ _ * ordinarily store only a few mimites of 1 iroadcast-quality video on disk, manufacturers have developed several compression techniques. Digital Micronics boards use Motion JPEG and MPEG, for instance, while NewTek’s Flyer will use a new proprietary scheme. Unfortunately, compression always causes some form of image degradation, and the highest levels of compression can render images useless. Developers are working to overcome today’s limitations, but the present systems (mostly on other platforms) leave a little to he desired, at least for high-end broadcast use. Many that claim broadcast quality don’t match the level of Betacam SP or Mil. Also, several don’t have all the components necessaty to replace a traditional edit suite. Marginal character and effects generators, poor paint systems, and inferior audio capabilities impose limitations. Worse yet, many systems were designed without input from video professionals. This does not mean current nonlinear systems are no good. If you seldom or never produce for television, today’s nonlinear systems may provide the performance and quality you need. Even if you do produce For TV, you may want to use the versatility and speed of nonlinear to off-line your programs and take the resulting edit list to a high-end linear system for final assembly. The wait for Amiga nonlinear editing appears to he worthwhile. NewTek’s Flyer and products like it may provide us with the most a (fordable nonlinear system on any platform. Nonlinear fans will soon have several choices. Right now, options abound for linear editing (see “The Fundamental Things Still Apply,” p. 20, June ’94), and some of the current systems, including the popular Ami I.ink, promise nonlinear compatibility. What’s old is new. . . Again. ¦ Paulo de Andrade is president of Digital Reality, an Amiga- based broadcast-video and 3-D animation company in Seattle. 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The Sounds window serves a similar function for the Amiga’s internal sounds. Maybe Next Time Sequel could use a bit of fine-tuning. The lack of menus takes a bit of getting used to, as do the custom file requesters, A pop-up help screen would make it easier to master the many useful keyboard equivalents. Also, if you use a hi-res, interlaced screen, the print and controls are minuscule a custom-screen option would help here. Tempo changes between patterns are not always recognized in a song, and sometimes tracks get out of sync at the start of a new pattern. Finally, a lack of example files hinders the learning process, which is steep. This means you’ll need the manual, which is thorough, if a tad disjointed. For instance, the Quick Start section leads you on a page-flipping journey for illustrations and descriptions. These quibbles aside, Sequel is a solid performer with the mark of extensive field-testing. I often found that the designers had addressed multiple issues in efficient ways. Once you see the method to their madness, you’ll fly through your sequencing tasks. While it lacks the bells and whistles of Blue Ribbon’s Bars&Pipes Pro, Sequel offers a surprising number of sophisticated and complementary features that boost it above entry-level sequencers. Its forward-thinking yet comprehensive approach makes it ideal for beginner through mid-level sequencing needs, Rick Manasa Sequencer One Sequencer One Plus Oregon Research, S39.95 S99.95; optional instructional videotape S39.95 All Amigas.
1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 2MB. Recommended system: 4MB, AGA Amiga, hard drive. Entry-level music sequencers. Sequencer One and Sequencer One Plus are UK-import MIDI sequencers Sequencer One Plus makes Amiga and MIDI notes easy to maniplulate. And sample players that provide powerful recording and editing features. Both have four-channel, 8-bit sample [day- back using the Amiga’s internal voices in addition to 32 tracks of MIDI data. You’ll find real-time and step-entry support, importing and exporting of MIDI files, external syncing, and an intuitive graphical interface. Features List Both Sequencer One and One Plus use the tried-and-truc tape-deck analogy for the program interface. A thorough and well-written manual, complete with index and illustrations, accompanies each product. All basic recording is done in the track-list screen, which is identical in both programs, except that Sequencer One Plus has buttons for soloing and punching in and out of tracks. A Step editor screen provides a piano-roll graphical interface for editing and step entry, reminiscent of the editing screens Dr. T’s software employs. The Bar editor, similar to the old Master Tracks Pro (Passport) song-edilor window, lets you shuffle bars and sections of music around for fast arranging and duplicating of repetitive sections. While neither program creates samples, both let you mix IFF samples with MIDI instruments in your compositions. To play a sample on a particular track, type L, R, or LR into the MIDI-channel column and select a patch number from the sample-palette list. You edit music in one of two ways in Sequencer One. When you’re in the Step editor, clicking on the Info icon opens a text window that lets you select parameters, including the note velocity, length, pitch, and start time. The Bar editor lets you select blocks for cutting and pasting throughout the song. Once you copy or cut a set of bars to the clipboard, you can merge it with or overwrite data in an existing track. The Tidy Blocks feature prevents portions of the note information from being lost when you’re cutting and pasting. One Plus Exclusives Sequencer One Plus provides the additional features of Diamond Drag editing, the Tempo Map, and the Juke Box screen. The Diamond Drag graphical interface is an appealing alternative to the Info editor. When it is selected, each note sprouts a diamond on the compass point that corresponds to one of the four parameters accessible in the Info icon method, just grab and drag a diamond to change the note’s pitch, length, start time, or velocity. This feature is so intuitive and easy to use that you’ll won- * der how you ever got along without it. A blue square gives you access to a submenu that lets you resize and copy the note, snap it to the grid, change the grid size, delete the note altogether, or change it to a control or program- change message. The Tempo Map allows you to change the tempo of your piece at any given point in discrete steps. The Juke Box loads up to 32 songs and plays them randomly or in a user-defined order, with whatever delay you choose between songs. There is always some delay, however, even with Minimum selected, so you can’t use the Juke Box to link different sections of the same piece of music. Many of the features of Sequencer One Plus exceeded my expectations lor an entry- to mid-level sequencer. The range of control offered by the track operations is extensive. For example, the Quantize feature lets you select the quantizing interval, and determine whether you move the note itself'’or just its starting and stopping points. You can transpose notes, change all occurrences of one note to another, and scale or shift velocities and lengths of notes. Extensive MIDI-filtering options are also available, as is Sys Ex recording, internal or external synchronization options, and so on. The practical features and ease of use of Sequencer One Plus enable it to hold its own against any of the upscale sequencers. Where’s the SMUS? Both packages seem aimed at the beginner and semi-pro, which is lhe same market that Deluxe Music 2.0 is alter. SMUS support, now missing, would make Sequencer One and Deluxe Music a dynamite combination lor the neophyte interested in composing and scoring computer music. I would also like to see an option lor an interlaced screen or a virtual screen to provide ready access to all tracks at once. K Iv VIEWS Sequencer One Plus, in particular, would make a great addition to anv MIDI musician’s bag of tricks. The Diamond Drag system provides one of the easiest editing interfaces I’ve ever seen one that other sequencer designers would do well to emulate. Both programs get the ideas down simply and save them in MIDI format for importing into a more powerful package, such as Bars&Pipes Professional or Dr. Ts KCS, for further editing. All in all. Both represent good value, and I highly recommend them for their intended audiences. Rick Manaso Sparks MacroSystemUS, S 149.95 Video Toaster LightWave 3.0 or 3.1- equipped Amigas.
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31) program. After loading dozens of copies of each object, one at a time, you’d have to move each one into position and set an initial keyframe. Finally, you’d have to create a separate motion path for each object. If you’re immediately discouraged by the prospect of creating such an animation manually, you'll be thrilled to hear about the advent of Sparks, a LightWave utility that takes the drudgery out of the process. A particle-animation program, Sparks lets you move whole groups of objects around at once, applying to them forces such as gravity, air drag, and wind. You’ll have newfound abilities to create explosions, snow, leaf storms, and (you guessed it ) showers of sparks. An Object In Motion . . . Lhe simplest function that Sparks performs is manipulating particle objects special objects you create in the LightWave Modeler. Instead of connecting the points in the objects to form larger polygons, you convert each point to a one-point polygon. LightWave always renders this kind of polygon as a single, colored pixel. By moving the points in the object around. Sparks controls the movements of the particles. The program allows you to set die beginning position of all of i lie points to the same coordinate, or to place them at the vertices of any LightWave object. From this initial point, you can move them in a set pattern (anything from a spherical explosion to a tight spray in a single direction), target each particle individually by using the points in a second object to describe their paths, or have them follow the path specified by a LightWave object-motion file. Once in motion, these particles can be influenced by gravity, air drag, wind (steady breezes, pulfs, or swirls), as well as movable “gravity wells” areas that either attract or repel them strongly. Flocking controls allow you to force particles to rejoin the group if they’ve been nudged away. You can make the particles bounce if they hit the ground, or fade out after a number of frames. You can launch all of the particles at once, have them appear a few at a time, or specify the frames in which to launch them. Animating particle objects provides interesting effects, but moving dots around has its creative limits. To address ibis, Sparks lets you replace each particle object with a normal LightWave object, changing a shower of sparks, for example, into a shower of glittering gold stars. You can also add attributes such as motion blur, rotation, and displacement mapping. The catch is that when you substitute objects for particles, Sparks must create a LightWave scene file that contains a keyframe for each object at every frame. This consumes a lot of time and memory, but affords von the luxurv r 4 J to sit back and watch. ... Tends To Stay In Motion Moving lots of objects in exactly the same wav results in unnatural, median- i 1 ical-looking motion, so Sparks provides several controls to counter this. For instance, you can specify a variation of velocity so that the particles move at slightly different speeds, or you can set a bounce probability so that only a certain percentage of the particles bounce. In short, you can set your objects to move in mechanical lock-step or with fluid, organic-looking motion that makes them appear to have a life of their own. In addition to all of the tools for creating LightWave scenes, Sparks includes a number of macros for use with the Modeler program. These let you capture the coordinates of an object’s vertices and save them as a position File; lake a LightWave motion path and create a keyframe at every frame, making the motion file suitable for use as a Sparks Sparks' interface provides new controls for LightWave. Object path; slice an object into small polygons, suitable for Hexing with bones, and so on. Of special interest is the Breakup macro, which subdivides an object into smaller objects. When you keep them in the original position, these pieces look like any normal, whole object, but when you move them with Sparks, the object explodes, or crumbles, or reassembles itself, depending on the motion scheme you create. For an additional $ 25, Sparks owners can purchase a pair of utility programs from MacroSystemUS. The Lightning Bug program attaches a light to every particle in your scene, allowing you to Continued on . 56. ORDER LINE • USA & Canada THIS EXCLUSIVE A1200 PACKAGE IS ANOTHER GREAT AMIGAMAN VALUE... _ c Includes 2 FREE GAMES Package includes an Amiga 1200 computer w powersupply, mouse and TV adapter plus these great software titles: Pinball Dreams arcade pinball simulation. Trolls AGA, and Quick Write word processor. AvaiEiaSiS: FOR CURRENT PRICE! 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Complex Moves Sparks' power notwithstanding, it's not particularly easy to use. With an interface consisting of a gray wall of buttons, the first-time user is clueless as to the program's functions, and the brief manual makes the erroneous assumption that all users are animation experts. At least part of Sparks’ problem, however, is due to the complex nature of 3-D animation. Author Jon Tindall may have figured that anybody proficient enough with LightWave to need Sparks would have a pretty good idea of how to use it. Although not a LightWave expert myself, I found that once I had worked through the tutorials in the manual and absorbed the basic concepts, 1 had no trouble understanding how to use Lhe program. Many LightWave users are surely willing to endure a brief struggle to get control of the tremendous power that Sparks offers. If you want to move large numbers of objects in LightWave and have their motion look fluid and natural, Sparks is currently the only way to go. Once you have mastered its many tools, your only problem will be finding enough hours in the day to try them all out. Sheldon Leemon Wavemaker Axiom Software, S249.95 Video Toaster LightWave-equipped Amigas.
2. 0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: Video Toaster LightWave, Arexx. Recommended system: 2MB chip RAM. LightWave animation utility. Wavemaker is an attractive alternative to the drudgery and struggles commonly associated with using LightWave in ilie Video Toaster to create and render logo animations. The program lets you make choices about the animation, and it generates a script that creates a scene file for LightWave. Logos In Flight To create a living logo, you either select O O ’ an object to serve as a logo in I .ighl Wave Modeler or use an image converted to LightWave’s object format with a third- party conversion program. After you select the logo you want, Wavemaker can automatically resize it, for the logo needs to fit within defined parameters. There are three distinct parts to a Wavemaker-generated animation: On, Off, and Hold Position. You choose each one f rom a set of preset moves or positions represented by a variety of buttons. On and Off move the logo in or out of the scene in a variety of defined motions and directions. As its name implies, the Hold Position brings the logo to rest at various angles and positions. All the moves take advantage of ease-in ease- out adjustments so as to achieve a smooth and natural motion. Whether you edit the durations of the moves or the whole animation, the overall script is updated in the process. This allows you to change one part of the animation without recalculating other segments. Wavemaker also controls elements other than the logo’s motion. Backgrounds for the animations can include a choice of gradients, a solid color, an image, or a sequence of images, and you can adjust the camera view and choose rendering options. While all this is not extremely difficult to achieve within LightWave, having the choices governed and limited by Wavemaker makes it easier for the LightWave neophyte to control an animation. Public Works Elements represent a unique and useful feature of Wavemaker. They are a col- j lection of preset object animations that you can set in motion behind lhe logo. You’ll find 4S different background elements, including Lines, Circles, Streaks, Swirls and many others. An animation can contain up to eight layers of elements, and I lie majority have user-coit- trolled parameters, including options such as direction, speed, color, and direction of rotation. Wavemaker also offers the ability to create storyboards. A storyboard is an RGB or Eramestore image with a number of panels showing different frames of the animation. You can choose the beginning and ending frames, along Set your logos in motion with Axiom’s Wavemaker. With the option of showing either 9 or 16 intervening frames. This gives you a rough overview of your animation before you render it, and it’s a good way to show clients a sample of the finished product. Also included is an Animation Sequencer, which allows the program to tell LightWave to render up to 15 animations in sequence. You can save the images of each scene in a specific directory, if desired. This is a very useful feature, as it streamlines the set-up and rendering legwork required to produce multiple animations. Odds and Ends A short, indexed manual with a brief but helpful tutorial accompanies Wavemaker. The package also includes a videotape that shows all of the different moves and elements available. While it's not exciting to watch, it can give clients an idea ofWavemaker’s animation capabilities. It should be noted that if you’re using LightWave 3.0 or later, you’ll need 2MB ofchip RAM to lake advantage ofWavemaker’s potential. While you can run the program and create the animation scripts with less memory, it is then necessary to exit Wavemaker to run LightWave. In addition, it’s impossible to take advantage of some of the features (such as the storyboard) if both programs cannot run simultaneously. A chip RAM upgrade may also be necessary for those running LightWave on older systems. All in all, Wavemaker is a very easy and useful program for creating flying- logo animations if you don’t want to invest the time and effort needed to master LightWave. Dave Thomas ? The Hot Spot Shop! Lowest Fhces Guaranteed! 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1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 1MB. Recommended system: 2MB, hard drive. Music composition software. DevWare has been busy of late converting shareware into commercial software. The results of these efforts are apparent in both Mozart’s Music Master and OctaMED Professional 5, two seasoned veterans of the public-domain music scene that are now distributed as commercial packages. Mozart’s Music Master: Interval Training Mozart’s Music Master (MMM) teaches and quizzes basic music harmony by providing ear-training and notation-reading exercises on the intervals of the octave. Contrary to the package blurb, it does not teach theory (except interval relationships) or meter. You will, however-, find that the package provides a reference database of musical terms and symbols. Along with a disk-based AmigaGuide manual, MMM presents two interface screens that test the recognition of intervals, as notated on a musical staff. A third screen is the database of terms and symbols, to which you can add new terms with accompanying definitions. Since this is, after all. Instructional software, scores are kept, and the exercises can be timed. Sound samples are played to signify right or wrong answers, as well as for interval ear training. Amiga’s standard four. T he trade-off is slightly degraded sound quality. Integrated into the program is a lull- featured and easy-to-use sample editor. The interface, while simple, is not consistent or logical from screen to screen. Although the program serves as a simple practice and lest exercise, both it and the disk-based manual fall short of teaching the underlying significance of intervals and musical notation, so prior knowledge is required. Furthermore, the intervals taught don't extend beyond one octave, there are no voicing (note- order) variat ions, and no chords are presented. In my opinion, Mozart's Music Master needs significant improvement to justify its price. OctaMED Professional 5: Modular Design OctaMED, the long-time PD favorite, fares better with its newfound commercial status. Useful for creating songs, or music “modules * OctaMED lets you work with small blocks, or modules, of musical material. These contain all the information necessary lor playback: instrument sound samples, volume, duration, tuning, pitch, and plav-order information. You enter notes using the Amiga keyboard, as standard notation on a musical staff, or through direct MIDI input. Although 1 don’t know why anyone would actually do this, you can also enter notes as numerical data. Playback is output through the Even a maestro has to begin with the basics . . . And Mozart’s Music Master aims to teach them. Amiga’s internal sound chips, MIDI instruments, or both. You can incorporate modules you create into games or presentations, or you can circulate them along with the included freely distributable and fully Arexx-accessible OctaMED Player. The “Octa” in the program’s name refers to its ability to play up to eight 8- bit samples at a time (with a maximum of 63 per song), as opposed to the Compose your tunes with OctaMED Pro 5. Along with a facility for creating and editing “synthetic sounds." These are waveform-based instruments, with a five- octave range (as opposed to sampled sound’s three octaves) and economic memory requirements. In both editing windows, you can tune, stretch, affect, and generallv massage the sounds into whatever shape you desire. The songs, or modules, arc themselves made up of smaller independent blocks containing note and instrument data. Using a play list, you create a song by arranging the blocks in any order you wish, with each block played once or a number of times, thus providing flexibility and memory economy. By varying the tempo and dynamics of each block, it is possible to make smoothly flowing and subtle songs, if that is your wish. As with MMM, the manual is a disk- based .AmigaGuide “help" feature that must he read outside OctaMED. Activated only when 1 hooted from floppy, it proved to he fairly incomplete. Its most redeeming quality is the recommendation that vou buy an additional package to obtain a full printed manual and tutorials! Conclusions While Mozart’s Music Master might radiate brightly in shareware circles as a resource for learning the fundamentals of music, it s a profound weakling in the commercial arena. On the other hand, OctaMED should appeal to both new users and experienced composers. 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3. 0 ? Not hard-drive Installable. Copy-protection. You may have noticed that 1 don’t do many full reviews of arcade games, (They usually get stuck in Short Fakes or AGA Games.) It’s not that I don’t like them on the contrary, I love ’em but they tend to be of a type. And frankly, there is only so much one can write about a cartoon character blasting other cartoon characters to kingdom come or hopping between platforms before the reviews start to sound alike. However, periodically, a number of long-awaited releases will arrive in close formation. That happened again in late winter and early spring, and the best of the bunch are so good that it would be hard not to take notice. For starters, there's Apocalypse. If you’ve ever mourned the absence of an .Amiga version of Choplilter, you can doff the black veil, start dating again, and run the Hag back up to full mast, for this Virgin UK release (about $ 35) is a heroic rendition of that 8-bit chestnut. You fly your Apache helicopter from right to left across an olive-drab jungle, blowing the bejesus out of buildings to permit POWs (and, regrettably, enemy troops) to escape. You lay down suppressing machine-gun lire to knock down the inevitable handheld rocket launchers- the little enemy soldiers die acrobatically in the fashion of Cannon Fodder s land (softly, softly), wait for the little men to board, and then skedaddle back to base, avoiding the dogs of war (enemy choppers, artillery lire, and undetected enemies). And once you’ve found and rescued the required numbers of POWs, it’s on to the next level. What a great game! The levels are conceived more like missions; there’s a theme (and a trick) to solving each of them. The designers have made good use o( various special-purpose weapons rockets and firebombs, for instance to give the game greater depth (and not simply more ordnance). They’ve made the scenarios more rational: If you land at the tent, you’ll be joined by an evac team that will ferry out wounded soldiers. ’They’ve gotten a good use out of 32 colors without sacrificing the hothouse atmosphere or allowing the chopper to get lost against the trees, A superb job by Miracle Games, which inherited the game near its completion. Flow’s Dick Special coming, guys? ©1.3 ?
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3. 0 ? Not hard-DRIVE installable. Copy-protection. Next up is Second Samurai = Psygnosis, about $ 35) the sequel to, uh, First Samurai. But first, u word about First Samurai, if I may. It was a Mirrorsoft product that died off not long after its release. This was a side-scrolling beat-’em-up without rival one of those almost magical instances where sound, art, and gameplay are synthesized into a whole greater than the sum of its parts. There was other-worldli- ness to the graphics. (Remember the UFObehind-hill effect in the "Lost in Space" episode set in a parallel "negative” dimension?) The death of enemies was accompanied by orchestral flourishes; grabbing powerups were answered by a heavenly choir; and a mournful song played as your character's soul swirled back to its "last save." It was a strange and wonderful game the sort you can put your heart into because it seemed to give back a piece of its own. Ahem. Enough about the original. Author Mew Dine seems O eJ to have answered the inevitable "How do I top this?" Question with "bigger and better." Well, that’s one answer, aimvav, and no * * we get right into the fray in Second Samurai. Boss-type monsters of intermediate size and elaborate special effects are distributed liberal]}' about this landscape. Indeed, it often seems that’s all there is that the game moves only from climax to climax. (The A1200 4000 version Psygnosis’ first disk-based venture into AGA is likewise very nice, but 1 had to physically remove my ’030 accelerator and extra memory from the A 1200's trapdoor to get it to run a telltale sign of careless coding.) However, while going over the top here, Dine lias forgotten to allow gamers a chance to breathe between those cli- 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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3. 0 ? Hard-drive installable. Off-disk copy-protection. WHERE IS THE great Amiga flight sim? We haven’t had more than a half-dozen really good ones: F A-18 Interceptor, F-29 Retaliator, Knights of the Sky, Gunship 2900, Combat Air Patrol, and (if I was a betting man) the imminent TFX. With almost nine years’ worth of games, that's a relatively short list, and a rather troubled one at that. The best Amiga flight sims do a lot of things well, but rarely do them all at once. Consider three recent releases which, while good to great, point to ongoing problems in the genre: the smooth (but inaccessible), the detailed (but slow), and the playable (but old-fashioned). Fighter Duel Pro 2 [jaeger Software: $ 59.95, $ 30 for upgrade) remains a great dedicated airborne fencing match Dogfight can’t touch it and devotees who sweated out the two earlier incarnations should fall all over themselves to land this one. You’re still going up over Spartan terrain and into a newly gorgeous, dusky sky to knock heads with either another human player or computer pilots. And it still flies with a light-limbed self-assurance that almost removes the Amiga from the picture, and dial will encourage you to look under your chair with an expectation of seeing clouds. The new features aren’t obvious unless you boot FDP2 on an AGA machine, where it runs in ultra-smooth, flicker-free hi-res- hut they’re all over the place. A whole squadron of new plane types has been included including the first jet Fighter, Germany’s ME-262 for a total of 25. You can go up against four smarter computer pilots Hying more colorfully rendered craft. A “chat" mode lets you zap tnacroed insults and exclamations to a modem opponent. You can fly with a wingman, or not fly at all and just man an anti-aircraft gun. No obvious problems here, though 1 wish they’d left in Flight Recorder, a motion path generator. What FDP2 does, it does brilliantly. However, what it does brilliantly is nevertheless not for everybody. Anyone without prior experience in the Fighter Duel line or who doesn’t have the eyes of a hawk is likely to find Fighter Due! Pro 2 hard to get into. For instance, taking off can still bean arduous task for a newbie happily, you can start a duel airborne and the manual remains a rather stoic and technical affair. The opposing planes appear as white pinpricks. H you happen to look the wrong way, or allow them to drift up into the sun’s glare, you could miss them entirely. I often lost track of my would-be opponents, never lo find them again (before they found me), and wound up either wheeling in useless circles in search of them or getting shot down without knowing precisely what I’d done wrong. Of course, the purists will find this authentic pilots will love it and, indeed, it is. Since die planes included here date from the World War II era, there’s no on-board radar or heads-up display to track enemies. But it wouldn’t hurt to throw in some play aids for the novice. (I mean, if I wanted to learn to really lly, I'd learn to really lly.) I'm not saying give up the realism that’s a major draw hut if they’re willing to allow the wingman’s craft to blink for easy identification (which doesn't help all that much), how about a novice-level option to throw a box around the nearest enemy? I low about an in-flight trainer or tutorial that would usher users gently into the program, and when they crash (and you will crash), show them what they’re doing wrong? H may not be authentic, but land-lubbers might then O be better able to enjoy it. I’m half inclined to beg for more ground detail, too 1 want to fly over a city at EDP2’s incredible frame rate hut that’s never been the point of the Fighter Duels. (Your eyes should always be aimed skyward.) If it’s detail you crave, check out Tornado (Digital Integration, about $ 40) instead. It is laden with skyscrapers (and smaller buildings of all description), trains, trucks, nuclear power plants, power lines, a whole raft of aircraft ranging from Chinook helicopters to the big AWACS jets and any number of ground units. And that detail is just a taster. Built around Britain's versatile Panavia Tornado, this is probably the most full-blooded, feature-rich flight sim to reach the .Amiga, and as close as we’ve come to a Falcon 3.0-level product in size and scope. Though modem play’s been dropped in this conversion (null-modern play remains) and the graphics are dithered, there’s no sense here of trims or cutbacks, and a strong one that anything you might like to do, you can. 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(800) 879-0759 All of our software is 100% satisfaction guaranteed! __ __ ET SK MacroSystem Voiume 2: Bones & Organic Motion New! Swimm ng sharks, swaying trees Use Bones to realistically animate almost anything. V4110 $ 39.95 Volume 3: Displacement Mapping Now! Construct landscapes and trees Animate waving flags and moving water Displacement maps make i| possible Use displacement maps to construct and animate natural formations, ana create soectacular special etfects 120 mins. V4124 S39.95 Get ell 3 videos and SAVE! V-ii25 $ 104.95 A Powerful Morphing System, at an Affordable Price! Cocoon is a full-featured, professional morphing system without the Rolls Royce price ( Perform warps and morphs usings vectors--the easiest way tc define and execute morphs. T5056 ALFA ~ DA TA New From Synergy Int’l Hollywood FX creates amazing 3D etfects for video and interactive productions, using Lightwave for the highest quality rendering Includes dozens of effects including multiple lull motion video windows, 3D morphing transitions, particle effects and mote. T5298 5389,95 ClariSSA The Animation Generator for your Toaster you've been waiting for from Spectronics International1 This product is ideal for creating 2D morphs and animation segments. Features animation manipulation tocls such as mark. Cut. Copy and paste, an integrated virtual memory function, built-in screen grabber, and color effect 'unctions such as internal looping of sections, simultaneous forward and playback, field cut. Dynamic Anim Record, and Picture-m-Picture. T53C0 S 149.95 ImageFX GVP's powerhouse image processor. If you use, or want to use. Your Amiga or Video Toaster for photography, graphics, video, animation and more-then ImageFX is the fastest, easiest, most expandable, most adaptable and most powerful set ol color image processing tools available. Digitally retouch images with the most complete set ot filters, color gradients, image distortions, masks and text handling tools. Automatically convert image files from over 25 fife formats! SALE! T30S0$ 21 4.95 MIDI is the best way to put background music into your desktop video productions!” Bars & Pipes Professional Ver 2.5 NEW Version! The state-oMhe-art MIDI sequencer lor your Toaster and Armga- is now even better' New features and improvements have been made to the Track Window Menu, Ed't Window, Song Construction Window. Metronome. Printing. Tools and Accessories sections. T1183 S229.95 One Stop Music Shop 16-bit. 32-voice CD-quality. Fully digital, stereo audio ana music system I T5108 S564.95 PatchMeister Universal patch librarian wilh over 20 drivers. T5109 S59.95 SuperJam! Create and synchronize musical soundtracks. Requires little musical finesse to accomplish exciting results! T1185 $ 77.95 SyncPro Synch MIDI with your multimedia, video and audio hardware! Tt 184 $ 179.95 Triple Play Plus 4B MIDI Channels available in one interlace I T5028 $ 164.95 Byrd’s Eye Software Toaster FX Paint directly on the Toaster's Program Output with Toaster FX and GVPs ImageFX!
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• Full screen painiing with variable zoom levels. ¦ Special etfects liliors-Rippte, Distort. Oil Paint, Sharpen and more... T5290 $ 124.95 Swipes! Stunning new color transitions and special effects lor Video Toaster 4000 users! Now you can get
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• Alpha channel dissolves. ADPTools Professional 2.5 Brand new version! A complete anima'ion pro cessing system! Do more processing in one pass! Process alpha fries lor compositing, while- moving video m another channel Version 2.5 is easier to use and requires much less hard drive storage! A nust-have creative tool lor all animators and video producers! T5306 Art Department Pro Version 2J5 Newest Release! The premier image-based processing package, preferred by Toaster and graphic users everywhere just got better1 A completely new interface and updated load- erssavers'! T1160 S149.95 Blue Ribbon Sound Works T5291 S109.95 PAR MinlS!' C*«° Personal Anim. Recorder Digitally record your animations direct to the dedcated hard drive. Create animations without the expense and aggravation of tape decks If wiil even genlock to your system1 No time base error, jitter, skipped Irames, or botched edit points you encounter with traditional recordersl By Digital Processing Systems. Call for the best pricing on PAR cards with 525MB. 1 Gig or 1.5Gtg Micropolis drives! Oktagon (SCSI-II A3000'4000) T5240 $ 139.95 AlfoDrlve 3,5" External Floppy Drive for all Amigas T5253 $ 74.95 AhaScan Plus 400 DPI Hand Scanner with Touch Up Software T1024 $ 139.95 Mega Mouse 400 DPI replacement mouse for all Amigas T5243 S27.95 AlfaOptic optical Mouse 300 DPI fully optical mouse T5288 $ 44.95 Optical Pen Mouse For graphics professionals. T1017 $ 64.95 AltaColor Hand Scanner T5214 $ 299.95 Scan & Save 256,000 colors on AGA Amigas. 4096 on non AGA Amigas. AllaScan 800 DPI Hand Scan T5242 $ 189.95 Crystal Trackball T1019 $ 44.95 Toaster Toolkit 4000 The indispensibfe collection of utilities for Vrdeo Toaster users. Toaster Toolkit 4000 breaks alt barriers tor harnessing creative control over your Toaster Environment- allowing lor presentation professionalism limited only by you- imagination You raved about version 1. Break Iree o! The mundane with these new and improved powertools ol Toaster Toolkit 4000' ‘Toaster Sequence Editor
• Toaster Project Editor ‘FrameStore Compressor ¦AnimtoFX -FXtoAnim ‘Color Fonl Converter. T5095 New Version 1,5! More Power! More Features! V as $ 299! II you bo image processing, you must have the new ImageMaster R t. Retargetabfe operations gives you true colors on ail popular 24-bit cards and even adjusts the display to compensate lor your monitors shortcomings, so what you see is truly what you get. Tsioo “LightWave 4000 For the Rest of Us" Volume 1: Flying Logos New ! Construct a loxjo from your clients letterhead, make tiur-crods of special 3D fanls straight from any pnniod material, add surfaces and images to mako thorn shine! Fly that LOGO and animate it to tapo without a single tiamu controller! Complex object motions made simple wilh the null object. Contains a ¦Rogues Gallery’ ot 36 example surfaces V4056 $ 39.95 _ Pegger New version 1.3! Now has superior FrarneStore supportl Automatically compresses 24 bit IFF, DCTV FrameStore and HAMB images with JPEG copression. Saves lots ot hard drive space and is invisible to your video applications! Works automatically in the background! T5123S66.95 Dark Morse Productions Hollywood FX I MAG t-M ASTER R t Retina Zlll 24-Bit Display Board W 4MB Get photorealistic Display capabilities with this 24-bit graphics card and plenty of “chip ram" for your most intense graphic needs. Go way beyond AGA and still maintain full compatabihty. For A3000 or A4000. T5129 $ 699.95 Retina Zlll Board 1MB T5222 $ 569.95 Vlab Y C Digitize 30 frames per second from videotape or laserdisc in full color! Two composite mpuls and 1 S-video (y c) input. NTSC PAL compatible. T5225 $ 429.95 Studio Printer Print 16.7 million colors or 256 levels of gray on Hewlett Packard LaserJets and Deskjets as well as Canon Color Printers' Supports the latest 600 dpi printers too. True to screen colors with color adjustment with 32bit accuracy. Also includes special drivers for PaaeStream
2. Xx. T3062~ $ 69.95 Toccata 16 Now available' Full 16bit audio digitizer with 3 Stereo inputs, 1 Mic input and 1 stereo output. Toccata can digitize at up to 48Khz in 36bit. Direct lo hard disk! Includes onboard mixer and optional ADPCM compression! T5222 $ 569.95 Warp Engine The most cost effective accelerator is NOW AVAILABLE! The only accelerator that provides the high speed of a 6B040, up to 128 MB of local 040 burst memory and the fastest SCSI-II controller-on a single card that installs in the CPU slot! Call for best pricing on RAM! 40Mhz ’040 w OK RAM T5285 $ 1499.95 33Mhz ’040 w'OK RAM T5286 $ 1299.95 Multiframe (tor ADPro) The ULTIMATE special effects device for your Toaster! Easily create complete motion-picture quality special effects for any Toaster application. No jaggies or artifacts. The professional's tool for creating digital video sequences, special effects and animations. Apply ADPro’s single-image processing power to your anims. T5098 S59.95 MultiLayer for ADPro 2.5 compositing layering tool for video pro’s and artists using ADPro as a compositing engine. Several types of compositing'digital keying are supported including Zero-Black keys. Luminance keys, Chroma keys and Alpha keys to 32brt precision. T5227 S124.95 MultiLayer-lmageF x T5228 $ 124.95 Mastering Toaster Technology The step-by-step guide from Video Toaster experts Brent Malnack and Phil Kurz that no Video Toaster customer can do without! Learn Toaster set-up and operation, ro- toscoping techniques, how to make perfect 3D logos, creating mattes and Hying mattes, how to master the alpha channel, and much, much more, with 3D objects. A beveled S color font set, anim wipes and clip art, Includes Toaster 4000 suplement. Flioe S39.95 New from Noahji’s mm __ Information Manager OctaMED Professional v.5 Over 100,000 sold! PC Task 7 Version 2 The inexpensive and powerful IBM VGA Emulator solution for any Amiga! This amazing program lets you actually RUN MS-DOS soltware on your Amiga! PC-Task runs as a task on it's own screen--leaving your other Amiga applications free to continue to multitask. PC-Task is a software-based emulator and. As such, is- not as quick as a hard ware bridgeboard. But is* also hundreds ol dollarsj toss! Perfect lor your occassional MS- DOS needs. PC-Task even allows you lo use your Amiga's serial and parallel ports for the PC emulation! PC-Task even takes advantage of an accelerator .the faster your Amiga, the fasler the emulator runs! T5072 HomeBuilders5 CAD Deluxe -- Sale Priced! A full-featured CAD program Includes: Contractor's Upgrade, HomeBuilders Library 1 and OeckBuilders CAD Design and- Estimating System for- Decks. From a room addition to a cluster of condos; HomeBuilders CAD makes it easy to design, change and estimate your next project. Features include: -20 acre drawing area.
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Other modules include Reservations (tracks accommodations. Transportation and dining), Wallet, Inventory, Computer Equipment Database and World Area Code Database. All areas have online help, search, print, iconize, calculator. T5196 $ 69.95 Home Manager Professional What Information Manager does for your office. Home Manager Pro will do for the home. Address Book, Appointments, Area Codes, Contacts Database, Inventory, NotePad, To-Dos. Alarm Clock, online help and more! T4035 S29.95 An Introduction to the Amiga: Operating System 2.1 and 3.0 new. AmigaP.Q.S-Ji New Release! What every new Amiga owner needs! Covers the basics, system design, basic operations, preferences, fools and utilities, files & directories, AmigaDOS £ the Shell, tips and tricks and how lo customize your system. Includes bonus companion disk with uisehjf unities. 90 minutes V2196 $ 39.95 OctaMED was already by far the best MIDI and music sample sequencer about - now it's even better." CU Amiga. OctaMED Pro is the premier music sequencing package for the Amiga Version 5 has been completely rewritten for Kickslart 2 + required) and Ioniums standard windows and pulldown menus for easy, lamiiiar operation. Discover what Europeans know, love and depend upon OctaMED doubles your Amiga's 4 channel audio capabilities for an ear-popping eight channels of stereo audio’ Complete and thorough online, context-sensitive manual no more searching through manuals!!! -Standard Music Notation Display • 64 MIDI tracks • Improved control over sampler and sampler effects: Unused space can be removed from the start or end of a smample, and looping controls are easier to use lhan ever Pilch Changer Generic Slide Function -Built-in sampling software AutoSave -Full Printing T505” $ 69.95 OctaMED Professional Manual The must-have tutoral and reference guide T5273 32S.35 OctaMED Pro 5 + The OctaMED Manual T5279 $ 79.95 OctaMED Professional 4 I you only have Kickslart 1.3. this ts the version lor you. Has all of the basic features which made OctaMED a world wide best-setler1 T4G01 S39-95 Amiga Music File Converter Pro Converts between SMUS. MED. OctaMED. Music- X and Sound-Tracker Formats. Also Music-X to MIDI. T5101 S29.95 AMFCP + OctaMED 5 T5102 $ 79.95 MusicLab IFS T5106 $ 39.95 Both novel and fum-simple or complex-this pro gram allows you to take advantage of Ihe organizational properties of fractals to produce musical sequences with substantial musical unity and cohesiveness. Sequences can be saved as MIDI or IFF SMUS. Original List Price $ 89. Video Music Box T5107 $ 44.95 Compose musical backgrounds (or video and mult media--quickly and easily. An almost infinite variety of musica sequences can be created having rock, l?.77 blues or latm 'feels' - with the large suppli library of chord progressions and pattern templates. 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Words is included Runs on ail Amigas with 1MB ol RAM and Z drives. Requires Wbi 3*. Newest Disks WB144: Molecule CPK renders space filling representations Of atoms and molecules. Req's WB3 0* S. Hare drive WB143: VicwTck THE cefinitive display utiliiy Versions included for Amiga, DCTV, EGS, FC24. Picasso. Opalvision. Retina. IV24 A'so includes new MakuAnim? Utility SVB142: JCGroph A beautiful graphic package p>e cnans. 3D charts ol a I types exports EPS, IFF A Draw?000 formats' WB145: Big Dummies Guide to the Internet An interactive An.gaGude to the inforr-iat.cn ngnway ana no* tc lap !' WBI40: Hr. Backup A powerful ha'Q Crr.-e backup utrity win fj'l tape onve support formally commercial’ Req WB2. W8139. MIDI Performance Manager Utility to manage a MIDI synthesizer and other MIDI equipment. Requires WB 2*. WBI 38: 3.0 Extras 2 ¦ Another disk chocked full Ot utlilies lo unleash Iho power ot Workbench 30 and AGA" WB137: The Are** Guide Full AmgaGuidu line > document to teach you Arexx"! T p-lilted with easy x-referencing* WB135; 3 0 Extras 1 13-utilities for WB 3 0 Several must- haves tot gel' ng the most out ot your new graphics modes' FD96: Tetris Duel AGA - The next generation Tetns 2 play ers can play head to head and sabotage each other1 Great graphics lor AGA machines! Req s A1200 or A4000. FD95: Deluxe Galaga - You shov'd Oe paying S-G Sucks !cr tms one' Easily one ol the best p d games ever! All kinds of power-ups and silky smooth motion. Req’s 1MB Chip RAM (Fat Agnusi for PAL Mode FD94; Scorched Tanks • completely updated and compatible with AGA.3 O' 60 different ways to bow each other away' An outstanding gamo of angles, trajectories A ur cue arsenals' FD93: Mpg.iB.il AGA - This ¦$ the one you've been waiting far' Updated to knock your socks Oh! THE best pd game fcr no Amiga Ruq s WB2+ 5 1MB RAM. Show oft that AGA' F092; Blast cm - contains Scorched Tanks-a lark battle win f Jtunstic weapons defenses & ‘great’ graphics. Galactod is a Gafaxtan Space Invaders game completely Amiga-Sized FD91: Popeyp A ctone cf the original C 64 c assic-Am ga style with enhanced grapnes. Rea 1MB Chp RAM tar PAL FD90: Conquest A Dominion - Conquer Iho known word and maintain oorrunon Cve' 1 -a m-crocosm ot econo me survival FD89: K.istlc Kumquot - A thoroughly entertaining and challenging maze.adventure game Great soundtrack and graph
ic. Req's 1MB Chip RAM for PAL mode) FD88: AmyBouldordash - a clone ol the original cass c extremely well done comp-e-e with level editor. 2 complete sets of levers and a level editor. Requires Workberch 2- FDS7: OXYD- A commerca) quality game-similar to Marble Madness :n nary ways but allows two computers to link & pay together, see how many ot the 200 landscapes you can complete without having to get the hint book' FD86: Uchess: The strongest playing Chess program ava ade for the Amiga period Req 68030*. Workbench . -5MB RAM or more Supports AGA (req. BMB ) DD33: Magic User Interlace Greatly speeds development Auto Screen Window. Fort sensitive interfaces and much more! D092: Developer Domains the official Commodore develop ers kits lor the AmgaGudo and Commodore Install Uti it es a must have for an serious developers. Fun Disks FDS: GAMES! This C'Sk is cnock full of games including. Checkers. Ctee Gold A new side lh-e pieces puzzte. Jeopad ¦ An enhanced version of Risk. RushHour ¦ Surpris ng-y addicting. And SpaceWar - Best described as n cross twtwoon Combat-Tanks and asteroid; FD7: Pacman ¦ This disk coniams several pacman typo games including, PacMan87, MazeMan and Zonu FD10: HackLTIe - A dungeon adventure game Considered a must-have classic This s me 2nc release of tr.s game. Great graphic interlace Piay time several weeks1 FDT1: Las Vegas and Card Games Las Vegas Craps - Tee Pest Las Vegas Craps simulation every when tor any computer. Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty- One.VideaPokor and mo>e. FD12AB: Stnr Trek, Tho Gamo ¦ This is by lar the best Star Trek gamo ever written tor any computer II features mouse control, good graphics, d gitzed sound effects and great game- piay. Counts as 2 disks Req 1Mb and two drives (or no) FD13: Board Games centals Monopoly. Dominoes. Paranoids. And others. DD33; IBM - Not one. O,t TWO ISM tmufatws tr=at win ate the runnmg of MS-DOS software with A-ivga pro- grams!’! Ccmts comp=e't) wstts programs to tum your Anvga floppy drives into 72QK IBM compauite drives. Aso, check out our PC-Task emulator on our DevWarn Video page' FD17: Educational Games • This disk includes several games tor youngsters including geography, math, science, and word games, also includes Whee of Fortune FD20: Tactical Games - MechForeu A game that Simulates camaat between two or more giant robots Simple words can t oegm to give you me feel ct piloting a 30 ¦ 40 foot tall, lire tjreatbng. Eanh shaking co-cssus mat obeys your every wr.m FD27: Arcade Games This disk is loaded with sente great Check out cur DevWare Video ad for order info, or Order Toll-Free (800) 879-0759! $ 3.95’ ea. 20-29 Disks ** $ 3.45" ea. 30+ Disks $ 4.45 ea. 11-19 Disks mwm Special** Order 15 disks and receive a complrmentary copy of Anli-Virus (a $ 20 value) AND pick any 3 disks of your choice! $ 5.95 ea Serving the Amiga community since 19851 '-m Disks Public Domain Library GUARANTEE - We believe so strongly in our product That we offer a fuil lifetime. Complete satisfaction guarantee. No questions asked. Games, includes. Racearama a great raomg car game with ten 0 tro-en; courses, Mm B ast a helicopter gunsnip type clone. Snarx m the same Cass as frogger. And Sbreakout the orig.nai breakout win more FD3I: Games! - Air Fraft-c Control - a good ATC Simulation B ack Jack Lao ¦ a frill toatumd sot Ot Cato games ChwssTe! - play chess w.th your hi end in O'STant and remoto places with tins game anc a rnodum, labyrinth a wel done text adventure gamo (like an rnfocom gamo). And MousoTrap - a 3d mazu game FD32: Flight Simulator 7»n nsttomem smulator to'a OC10 F033: Arcade Games - Ftreddy a Mano Brothers type o? Game. Gertils a targe! Practice game. PipeLme a German interpretation P pe Dreams, Trcn a itgfd cycles verson and Wetrpds a wonderful verson cl asteroids with a hilarious wist FD33: Games Cribbaqe Master - A great cnbnage game and tutor. Spades • it well done card came. ChineseCheckers ¦ A computer version ot this classic, Buzz - a sl do piece puzzle qarni! And const rue! Ion set WB105AB: Workbench 2+ Extras 2 Tfus set contains the programs that should have been included with VVB2+ These powerful ub iries lake full advantage d the many new capaWrws Thai are ava4 3l* m Wa-kben-ch 2* inciuitea: Tool Maragsr a wondemu1 utility to ado programs to youf TOOL menu. Virus Protection - Degrader icon - Enhances Workbench’s "Show AH" to display Ovoi 40 distinct icons for different types of files B-imap Font Editor, Screen bankers - ola fractals and splmers and ’.warming oeesl Requester Enhancers and QPUBln. Two disk set. Counts as twto F039A5 B Star Trek. The New Generation • This is a com- pluto y oifferent version of Siar Tftnx Lhar that tOund on FDI2 Tnis one was created by the German author Tobas Ercc-Hent"1 Counts as two dsks. Requires 512K FD50: Submarine Game - Sealance. Ere arc a half years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game. Commercial qual ty, h-ghfy recommenced FD57: Arcade Games Includes 2 truly commercial quality games MegaBall an Arkanq d-ish game, features 5 musical scores ana ncd crmg gameplay Grav.Ty Aback. A psycfiadoi- lic trip thrpugrt several different worlds each dfe'ent FD59: Game Potpourri Xenon III is an almost exact clone of the commefCra! Game ol the same name a great shootomup Crossword w 11 lake lists cf wards 4 automatoaily generate wara-search puzzles lor any Epson compatible printer. FD60: Games - In Nebula, race over s 3d world to destroy enemy inssal ations, Interforon; a great Dr. Mario clone. Enigma: is it a game or puzzto? FD6i: Games - Solita're. Great graphics, plays two versions Kiide: an interest ng piece o! Eye candy Extreme ViO'ence; 2 piaifvi k ri or be kiHed gamo YATC A Terns cone win Artifcal Intelligence Genesis, create realisbo 3d fractal worlds F062 I’omPom Gunner. An oiTremfiy smooth and wet oone Worto War II gunner simutotion Req t megabyte of memory FD67.- Arcade • Includes Liamatron a wen-done Robobon' clone Hate is a 'terrdic* Zaxxon clone with multiple levels worlds and smooih diagonal scrolling..,a 10' F069: MindGames - Had enough of shoot-em up games7 Relax and lei these 21 games exercise your mind instead of your wr;st. FD73: Arcade Series Intruder A'ecP is a MULTl level Berser.' Eono Features smooth gamepiay, g-oat g-apbazs & dfliTi.’vw sound tx FD74: Arcade Series RmgWar is an "Outer Limits' clone wilh vectorized graphics MotherLoce is a ’Lode Runner' done wl'i 50 levels' In BlitzTar.ks. they're coming at you Irom all directions!' Call in air strikes and use your heavy nmllnry to sutvivb1 FD75; Arcade Series • Descender is a ctone of the class'd arcade game 'Tempest', compete with vectorized graphics.
T. ihx is tne cass'c cartto OT trajectories 2nd inerlia between two Tanks mc-'edb y well done1 Sea-ch is a maze game uni ke any other included is a level ed ter too. (Tanx rocu res 1 mug chip memory .Fat Agnus} FD77 Arcade Series - Galaga'92 is a clone of the arcade game with several gameplay enhancements-with smooootn. Sharp graphics, it's better than me original' Pnaraohs Curse Is a clone ol the ongmal C64 classic. Diplomacy is a beautifully eo.mputeuzed version ot iho Avalon H«ll hoard game--conquer o’ be conquered' The Amiga World "Best-Of4* Set FD35ABCD: AmlgaWorW’s Basl - These four cSskji corv tain fhe he Zest p-d camws1 Incfudes MoT.hcc Lode. Mori MmelieSd Pe ng, Intruder A -rt Detoxc PacMan Rock.y arc Super ArtFieiy foeo Dec ’9? Am gaWorid! Four duk v.»t counfs as three. FDB1 SuperGames Soma ol fhe best games- Donkoy Kong is belief Than the of'fl nai wifh an ot'ra ievef Frantic Froadie and Tra Blazer are botn last paced arcace games Mad Bomoer ts the ciassc gam* ot ‘Kaboom* reoone witn an Amiga hare A'i c'these games are exce-ent! FD32: Intrepid - In the Aret.c ica, you central a tank cn a mission tp rescue hostages in this superbly crafted Amiga cngmaf FDS4: Games! Deluxe PacMan is better than The original-* 20* mazes, soeoal "power-ups" with oustandmg graphics Tn nkAmama is tho csassic gamo or concantrai on -with tx>auti fully drawn HiReS images Workbench Disks WB4 T«lecommunicalion - Tfus d sk conta ns several excel lent pd comn-uhca*cn programs Access n .42. Comm t 34 A Handshake 2.12a See also WB102 & VZBl 15. WB5: Fonts 1- 35 bitmap fonts. Asa included are live PageStream fonts.and ShowFont - a font display program. WB6; Fonls *2 ShowFont allows you to quCkly and painlessly vn w all 256 characters m a lyp cat font, includes large AmigaDos system fonts (many up to 56pts) WB7: Clip Art This disk :s loaded with black and white dip art. An includes, trees, watches, tools, US and State maps, and more. WB9: Icons Truly a multitude ol various types and kinds Wsa includes IconMiesier. IconLab. And others fi'eat UiL-t-es to he'p generate icons WB12: Disk Utilities ¦ Thu great disk is loaded with wcmOerTui uni ties tor uvnrythmg including making d sk labels. Osk cala- log ng d sk optmizmg. Disk and fJo recovery archive and Orga nszing, ana ml sons of file manipulation. A must have' V B13AB; Printer Drivers and Generator over 70 d.tleront drivers (inducting HP LaserJet 3 A 41), also Includes a printer driver generator, Two disk Set counts as two WB15: Business - This disk Cohlains a spreadsheet, a database, a pro.-eci Time management program and financial analysis (stocks) WB18: Word Text Processors - This disk coriains tho best editors Indudes.ToxtPlus v2 2e) a full featured word processor, Dme(vf 35) a great programmers editor wrn strong macro features,TexEO(v2 8) an enhanced Emacs type editcr. And a spell checker WB22: Fonls 3 Several more great lonts These, like the otner foni disks work groat wilh Dpamt and WYSIWYG word processors. WB23: Graphics and Plotting - Piot, a 3 D mathematical funcson plotter Can p'c‘ any user def.ned function. EczSj'f2 produce awesomo pictures of objects one couto turn cn a 'athe. Can a so map IFF image hies onto any surface that t can draw Now compatible win most 3D packages, and ' Screen makes a v rtu.il screen anywhere WB25:Educa|ionai On trus qisk aru Two programs that can generate maps or differing lypes. World Dala Base uses Ihe CIA's data base to genera!a daLuled maps of any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a groal demonstration ol Albert Einsfein General Theory of Relativity WB27: Nagel 26 Patr-ck Nagel pictures Ol beautiful women WB33:Crrcurt Board Design - several '.emit rout res for the e-lectrcnc entnusiast. LnduOing PCStsxk - a arcu:! Board design tod. LcgicLaO circuit logic tester, and Mead (1.26) a well done new release of this PD CAD program, now cones with predrawn common circuit components for insertion into schemaiics. WB35: 3D Graphics • This d sk contains 3Fonis ¦ Futl vector font set for use with 3d programs, Font Maker • make 3d fonts from any system font. Maka3DShape - create 3d shapes from any image, DumptolFF • create 3d animations preserves pallet, World 3d - a demo of a front end '-or use with DKERender WB36: Graphics ¦ On tnis d sx are several programs a create stunnmg graphica: images including. Mpath • creates sw-ri.ng galaxy images. Roses - produce an un I'm.ted number of variations of images thal a symmetrically similar to a rose, SmGan ¦ display those spectacular images as pari ol your workbench, and RayShnde - a very goad raytmcmg program, create youf own beautiful 3d graphic models with Ihis one' WB37: Educational • Educational games and puzzles thai cover math, geography, spelling, and books. Ages 6 - t5 WB41; Music MED an incredibly well done, lull ’eatured muse cdor. Create your own stunning muse Or eery cn your the Am-ga. S-milar to SouncTracks- out bettor Very aowertul easy to use program Version 3.20-corrpatiblo with WB2* WB43: Business - This cisk contains AnnlybCalc ¦ prooably the most powerful spreadsheai program on ihe Amiga. A full featured spreadsheet with many features oxpocfed in a commercial package Req 1 2 MB Spec ,4i Product •jVevv 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 aiiow you 1o connect your 64's 1541 disk drive to your parallel port of your Amiga for total emulation. AU-new transfer software! Special price $ 59.95 -with hardware. WB46: Clip Art - H ghReS Ci>p art with the foliowng moils - embellishments (borders, oodads ,. ), people A transportation WB47: Clip Art Hires cLp art Motifs - ban. Drafting, summer, an.mals and rri.iclood WB48: Clip Art - Hires cl.p art Mot.fs - Holidays, muse, medical, and mi sc WB53: Graphics - Ray’tcClrg programs generate absolutely Stun wig realiSbc looking panes, rockets, buildings and surreal images. C Light is the most pcwertjf EASY-TO-USE cf ¦t'S kind we have seen to date This ts eas ty better, and more full featured, than sim lar cnrrmercia! Programs costing in the hundreds ot dollars Aso. Smavie - a lull featured vdeo ie»l Titler similar to ProVtoeo. Broadcasi Tiber. Groat video scrolling, wipes, special ehects. And more . WB54; Priming - This disk coniams several routines to help with The choiu ol priming. Includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer for the PD’ PnnlStLdto -a well Implemented all purpose prmier-ulility with a very camtortable graphic interlace and marry advanced features. Lila - with ease, print ASCII hies tc a PostScript prmter. Arc more WB55: Application Xccpylll - a full featured disk copier, make backups of copy protected disks RondRouie - find mo quickest route Irom one cry to another, highway description included Diary a diary program like ’Dougy Houser M D', Cal
- a calendar program. Magman - a database lailored lor articles and publications WB57; Animation TrusOiSK has several ’Demo' siyle animations. Including, Blitter. Lolly. SunS, verligo. Vortex, and xeno morph WB62: Midi Utilities - Several useful rr.di util.ties inducing, programs to transfer tc and from several music programs to mdi, a midi sysex hanc'er. A msci recorder with t rrebase. Dts- play midi into, file seqjence player, and a law scores. WB63: Disk Utilities 3 Several highly recommended programs to aid in removing duplicate Hos Irom your hard drive, pertormmg Me backups. 3inary editing, last formanlng, file recovory. And forced cisk validation ot corrupt flisks WBS6: )COn» n2 LOI S of rteai cons Also, several wonderful programs tha! Lo lei you creale your own icons, med.ty and mampulala nans and rt!o struciures V B59: Music ¦ SO m nutes of classical and modem electronic muse for you Anvga. WB75: Music over too nstruments files = insi) and sample sound tiles ( ss) WB79: Homo & Business Accounling • Includes Ckbacct the most complolo checxbook accounting program going, LCDCalc - this wed done calculator has a very large display and operates from the keyboard or mouse, Mileage master • monitor your automobile mileage with tfus mileage log, Grammar • a grammar checxer, and Worxftime - f.nd out what time it is in up To 50 global si.es WB119ABCOE, Forri Set Tvs crtkttOT contains o**r I® TypetacHi fez use wiJi Pro1es.Jqnal Fi5Qe Pag’.*S*ft.er 3. Cr PagoSirs n 2 U. Tlisse fonts wffl cnitoui a any laser pnnt-
- u Or doL-matrix primer wdh no joggfes. Thank,, iq ouilihc- fonts. Very pro-looking, 5 OrSk set. Counts as 4. WB8J: Greal Applications DataEasy a very easy to use. Database b’Cg'am Don t let the ease o‘ use fool you this is a vii'y full feaiured database program mdLd ng fjlJ printer control for address labels and rra I merge appjications Also incudes, TypeTuI a good Typing lutor. RLC a full leatured label printer. Banner, a multi-fom banner maker, and Budge! A home accounting in a program, Highly recommended. WB82: Animations Four lull length, well done 'movie' style animations. Including Coyote, Jugglerll. GhosiPool, A Mechamx. 2 disks, counts as t WB93: Workbench 1.3 Extras 2 Contains the utilities inat Connpdore should have shipped with the Amiga VirusX4 0, Snap. FixDisk (recover corrupt deleted files). Disk Optimizer (floppy & hardj, Machlli (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accel. Macro dock utility). GOMF la guruQuSter)ard PnnlSludio WB95: Checkbook Accounlant 2.1 • Defm tely commeraal graae. Wo ve seen many checkbook programs and Hus is Iho bust. Full budgeting, transaction recording A report generation WB96: Dupers - Contains Xcopylll & Nib which will backup copyprotected programs Free Copy removes copy protection Irom severa programs, and SuperDuper will crank-oul last AmgaDOS copies WB102: Telecommunications - CcniaihS the programs Ncomm 2.0 and VT100-29B Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, fcjl VttOO ernutat on Nccrrrm's scnpl language is SO powerful q can create a lull-featured BBS system W8106: Home Manager • This is a great all-in-one address book with an aulodialer.'nolepad to-do list'appo ntmont schod ulonhome inventory database and phone number dialer. WBI08: OctaMED This breakthrough program doubles your Amiga's sound capabilities from 4 channels 10 an oar popping 8 channels' All the lenound editing capabr'il es of MED plus 4 more Channjls' It you thought your Amiga sounded goad before, .you aint heard nothin' yet1 WBI 09: VerseWise Display, sea-ch and print The New Testament WB113: Sid II - Why pay 40 bucks iqr a d rectory Utility, When this one win do it ail plus much more' A truly professional caliber program Sid I was our best, now Comptvluiy rewritten. Sid 2 will astound you WB114: Fonts 4 Contains 36 brtmap system fonts. WB115: Telecommunication It you have Anuq iDQS 2 D4. And a modem. Then this is IHE program tor you Term totally con'orms lo the User Interface Style Gu Ce tor 2 04. Has an Artjix port, and supports all popular fiie-transfer protocols through XPR Lprar.es, We wish all programs were this good WB116: Databases - This is what you've been waiting for' Contains 5 umquely specialized database programs tor hacking: Videotapes. CD's. Magazine Artie es, Come Books and Trading Cards' WB120: Grinder - a complete graphics conversion pockago mat Supports GIF's. Jpeg. Neochtome. Degas. PCX. Targa, TIFF. HAM - E and IFF format pictures An invaluable TOO! For all desktopvideog-aphers and desktop publishers WB1T8: Amiga Beginner You ter , A complete tutorial loi hiit beginner on us-ir-g die Amrpa Shuts >tou pit .’ the pcw«r-i?»=ldi a' a Teu Stzougn to l ie CllSfte1 and aJI coirts in betwunn Bonus* Aso inciudnd are 16- color icons to tepLaqe every icon n your 2 0* Workbench WB121: ProPagc3 4 Enhancer - This disk contains ovpr 40 'Genies* tor use with ProPage 3*. Including uselui ones like Make Pie Ch3rt and Resize To>i to frt Bex to name a lew. Aso includes Structu-ed & b tmap doart for imqje ba-ders a must have lor all Ppage 3 users WBI22: System Optimizer - Kcamr-rodity enhances your system, gives memory motors, mouse keyboard enhancements, onfme timers plus many others ..too numerous to Lst! Reorg will optimize hard and floppy-disks tor a b g speed Increase. HDMem win anew you to use up to 2 megs ol hard- enve space tor virtual memory1 (Req. 68020* w. MMU) All programs recu re 2.0 W8123AB: Flags ol Ifte World • sane as WB124, but for Workbench 1 3 Req tm& 2 disk set. Courts as two WB124; Rags ol Ihe World • Two modes: dick and ton or a game fa test your knowledge Great graphics -fantasfic loarmrg tool. Has current Russia A Yugoslavia republics Req Workbench 2.0* A 1 MB RAM WBI27: Qlankers • Over 20 ditlereni screen blanker® Most run or> Vzorkbench t.3* . N low require 2 0* WB128: ColorFonts - contains 12 color bitmap fonts for use with Dpaini or any software thal supports CotorFonts. WB129: Super Virus Killer - From Sals Hex Intl. Who catalogs and kills Am ga Viruses wtjrtdwicfe--a complete virus system that knows al Amiga viruses updated often Reo WB 2* WB130: Tool Manger 2 • The uttrmate tool manager lor your Workbench Add arumatod on$ , sound eflects and 'docks' ol programs to your WB very use full Req 2 0* and harp drive WB131: Magic Workbench * Make your 2.04. Workbench sizzle witn stylo with those 8-cotor dimereq .cons Easy auto installs in mirtuies Ruq's WB2.C4* and hard drive. WBI32: Canon Studio Version 2 * Special prmter Preferences editor aro drivers tor BJC 500. 800 6 880. LBP. A1, A2. BJC 800, BJ 5. 10. 20. 200. 230. 300. 130. WB133: Panasonic Studio ¦ Special printer Prelerences editor and driver system tor all Panason-c 9 3 24 pm printers WBI34: 3.C AGA Blanker BlitzBlanker for WB3 0- 14 d-f- fereni blankers lo really show of! Your AGA machine' Dev Disks DD54: Compression Tho besl file compression programs and aids lor tho Amiga. Includes Arc. Lharc, Lhwarp, Pkax. PowerPacker a must have by all, Z.-p, Warp, and Zoo ? D71AB: C Compiler - This disk certains DICE. Matthew Dillon's full featured, powerful C compter A environment. 2 disks, courts as 2. DD79abccf: Amiga "C" Tutorial - This is toe most comprehensive C language-Amiga oriented--set o! Luionais available Includes full working examples, source Codo nnd an incredible set o1 lessons Included aro full discussions and ftxnmples tcr Amiga programming, 4 disk sot, counts as 3. DD86: The Programmer Includes Gad Tools and REQTools which will allow you to create your use* rrtertaces and then the program wil automatically generate *C' source code or Assemcjiy-ccde Requires, and wnies code for, AmgaDOSZ* DD89: Uedit - Probably toe most powerful text eotor for toe Am ga Previously commercial, new public domam 1 MB DD91: ParSench - Ahows you to easily connect network Two AmigasiCDTVs together and share storage devices. Req's custom cable (docs to make cable included- easy), DD9Q: Advanced Ulilllioa - Comp-essDisk doubles the capacity of your hard-drive on the I1y with compression111 Aso contains, disk opfimizur. SCSI mount utility, Keymap »>d:fors. Enforcer, Undeleter 5 more. Most p-ograms require 2 0* Video Disks V09: Imaging - Included on this disk are Ins indispensibte utilities, RerC24, ViewTek and the JPEG utilities Rend24 is invaluable tor 24-bit animators allowing for previews on AGA and non-AGA Am-gas. ViewTek plays back anims ol all sorts mclud ng An m 5. 7 and 8 formats (; a m i: r k l; s e r v e From p. 64. So what's the matter? Well, Tornado is rather slow. And I’m not talking about on the standard A500 or A1200. An ’030 processor is recommended, but I suspect an ’0*10 would be ideal. It is slow on an A3000 running at 25 Mhz, slow on an A500 running at 40 Mhz and just a bit slow even on a fast- RAM-heavy, ‘030-based A1200. Don’t get me wrong it’s fast enough to be entirely playable on an 030 hut anyone exposed to FDP2,s silken ride and solid surfaces is likely to find Tornado’s dithered graphics and humpy screen update wanting, and I just wish they’d finessed the Amiga version a bit more. (A Digital rep says that better speed will be one of the improvements in the forthcoming Amiga 1200 version.) FI I7A Stealth Fighter 2.0, on the other hand, represents something of a return to llight-sim form for MicroProse UK O o after the ponderous B-l 7 and drab Dogfight. (By the way. I’ve since been informed by a reader that B-17’s speed problems are accelerator-related, ironically enough, and that it works much better under the utility program Enforcer.) It's a very clean conversion of the IBM original quick to get in. Quick to get out, and good fun while it lasts operates well even on a basic machine, is NTSC compatible, and offers a nice range of scenery and airborne activity. (The intro's smart-bomb attack on a hangar is a treat as well.) 1 lowever, it’s also something ol a throwback to the days ol F-15 Strike Eagle II. That’s nice in some ways like that game, it’s very playable but it’s also burdened by a clunky dashboard. Somewhat ragged movement and split seams when turning, and a limited palette even in daylight missions. Not bad, MBS, but it's time for an update. SHORT TAKES Cool. Si’OT You remember Spot, right? 7 Up's trademark character a red dot with Ray-Bans, a Mr. Natural walk, and Mickey Mouse gloves? He last lent his name to a Go variation published by Virgin around 1990, and now he's back as the main character of an arcader of which he's more than just host, and
3. 0 ?* Not hard-drive installable. Copy-protection, much better suited. I've held forth before on artless merchandising in Amiga games before, but I'll shut up about it here, as this entry [Virgin UK, about S35) is really rather good. Its greatest asset: It doesn't do anything twice, it does enthusiastically everything it elects to do (the animations are consistently charming), and it choses its source material wisely. (The opening beach level appears to take off from LucasArts' Star Wars games for the Super NES.) I never knew quite what was coming next, and I was never disappointed. Could this be the Un-Arcader? Caveat: You may have to experiment a good deal with Degrader or its equivalent to get Cool Spot to fizz to life. The load is long, but it does work. Zool 2 ©1.3 ?
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3. 0 ? Not hard-drive installable. Copy-protection. We are in the presence of greatness. All the superlatives wasted on the disappointing Zool apply most vigorously to Zool 2 (Gremlin Graphics. About $ 35), which I'd rate as the best pure platform game of 1993. Here, at last, the little ninja comes into his own. The artwork is arcade-gorgeous; the levels vast, elaborate, and varied in architecture; and there's a cumulative bigness of spirit here a suggestion of distant horizons that keeps calling you back into the fray. Zool was a trifle. Somehow, Zool 2 feels as though it matters, and that's unheard of in a platform game. Alas, it seems to balk at loading on any machine with a hard disk or '030 (or both; I couldn't tell), and the action does slow down somewhat when there's a lot of stuff moving on the screen (as there often is). That'll all probably get fixed in the inevitable A1200 version, but there's really not much more they could add. As it is, Zool 2 is damn near perfect. No Second Pielze Were Fighter Duel to descend to earth and, in the fashion of Japanese robots, morph into a motorcycle game, it would surely turn into No Second Prize (Thalion USA, $ 29.95) a racing sim that fairly flies down the track on even the most basic Amigas. I saw that skeptical look. And you're within your rights. Polygons and motorcycles haven't mixed particularly well to date Team Suzuki and Red Zone crashed better than they rode but this is something else entirely. You tear down the track without a trace of frames going by the flow here is absolutely liquid and this with not a little in the way of track-side scenery. The mouse control is entirely intuitive, off-road is properly bumpy, the intro is lovely, and the whole thing just breathes class. OK, the game doesn't have great depth of field (cycles disappear in the distance too early) and the little hills look as though they've been superimposed on the track. Perhaps this is all just a stylish programming trick rather than a full 3-D world. But if so, it works like a charm. On the turns, you will be leaning in your chair. KGB Welcome, comrade. Virgin has taken its own sweet time about it, but the US division has finally brought out a domestic edition of this taut and absorbing graphics adventure. Set in a disintegrating Soviet Union, KGB casts you as a newly transferred intelligence agent prowling Moscow's seamy underbelly. If now somewhat dated Gorbachev was in power when this first surfaced it's still top-notch. Really, what's not to like? KGB is nice and tough in a reasonable, non- adventure-gamey way. It doesn't pull punches over subject matter. The first-person view is an original touch. The ciick-me interface is teflon. And French developer Cryo has shown its customary respect both for the Amiga's abilities and the range of machine configurations. And, most of all, I admire KGB for always keeping its head; it's a regular bear for consistency. Immersed in its story, characters, and milieu, not once does it fall into traditional adventure-game tricks and traps. Nor does it use a cliche without also letting the steam out of it along the way. And not once does it set us up for a payoff it can't deliver. You'll rarely be disappointed here . . . And you'll never see red. ? % To locate vendors of the games reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 78. 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o _ components, such as genlocks and time- base correctors, offer Y C connectors. Some confusion has arisen in recent times with products such as Y C Plus (Y C Plus, Inc.), because they are designed to convert the composite video signal from the Video Toaster into a component Y C signal. However. Component video doesn’t exist for the purpose of convening composite video signals. Rather, component Y C is best utilized if the signal channels originate as Y C at the source and remain that way to their final j destinations. Sources for this type of information include Amiga World's “Video Suite” columns found in back issues, and Paulo de Andrade’s current “Video In Focus” column. My favorite source for video developments, applications, and hardware is a trade publication, TV Technology (PO Box 1214, Falls Church, VA 22041), which covers new trends and products. Best of all, this oversized publication is free to qualified subscribers. IDE Drive 2
Q. I have an Amiga 4000 and Fd like to add another IDF, hard drive to the system. The wide ribbon cable that con fleets the controller to the existing drive appears to have a second connector. I think that would make adding a second IDE hard drive to the system as easy as simply plugging it in, yes f Norman R. Whitney I 'ioga, Pennsyh ania
A. You are correct, sir you can indeed ' j plug a second IDE drive into the existing hard-drive controller cable, provided you can find the space. As part of the introductory Toaster 4000 dealer kit, 1 added a second internal, large- capacity IDE hard drive to my A4000 by daisychaining it to the existing IDF. Controller cable. Be prepared, however, to temporarily remove the power supply and the existing IDE drive in order to properly mount the second hard drive. There’s no other way to access the mounting hardware. If you have a second internal floppy or CD-ROM, you’ll have to jettison it, or go with an external, as opposed to internal, IDE hard drive. Copying MS-DOS Disks
Q. I low do create a 720K MS-DOS disk using Workbench 2.04 I've tried dropping a dish image of an unformatted disk over the image of the PC-formatted disk on the Workbench. Only to gel an error message staling disks oj different sizes cannot be copied. Tom Roberts Dixmont, Maine
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• FAT AGNUS REQUIR ED 500 NO MANS LAND 514 SUPER PACMAN 517 LEAP'S I ARRY 521 DONKEY KONGl I 1) 533 PINBALL FAST Demo 515 EIRE'S' ICE 538 lANX Di agouti lex 561 PARACHUTE JOUST 575 SIARBASE1J 576 2 DISK SET 577 MOTOROLA IXV 578 2 DISK ‘AGA- 5+? LEMMINGS LEVELS 605 Point o( Sale AGA 606 A1200 Fi*e C ALL FOR A FRKK TLAS CATALOG DISK I AX 915 56? 4 315 TLAS PO BOX 30499 MIDLAND.TX 79712-0499 THE LAST WORD Kudos, complaints, comments, concerns, and contributions from our readers. Editors Note: Bemuse "hist Word" was going to press he ore readers had a chance to respond to the events at Commodore by traditional post, we're including some online responses to a press release we posted about the events on the networks. For more information about the Commodore situation, and reactions to it, see pp. 2 and 4. Long Live the Amiga! Thanks for posting that notice. It’s good to see that Amiga World will be n o with us, even after Commodore's demise. Steve Pietrowicz CompuServe: 76701.250 Good . . . Hate to have my subscription change to some pc mac mag!! Thomas Harmon CompuServe: 72740.2261 Concerning the licensing [of Amiga technology to third parties], I’d die happy if multiple, nonexclusive licenses to all the technology were granted to pursue the technology of Amiga computers and maybe the CD32, with, say a set-top box exclusion . . . If the licenses could be granted, the Amiga or at least AmigaDOS -may well live oil into the future as an important product. Joanne Dow jdow(fl hix.com You should encourage companies to continue to develop for the Amiga and to continue to advertise in Amiga- World. The temptation will be for anyone who continues to produce software and hardware for the Amiga to say, “Hey, I’ve got a captive market now. 1 don’t need to advertise.’’But if there isn’t a support forum for the machine V kc AmigaIVorld then the market will die sooner! Advertisers need to think ol it not so much as “building a market,' which is what advertising was to them in the past: They need to think of it as “donating blood” so that the Amiga market will survive longer. Mark Brown mbrown @icaen .viowa.edu Pats on the Back I have read your magazine for years, since the Amiga first came out and have thoroughly enjoyed every issue. 1 always wail anxiously every month for my next issue to arrive. I applaud your fine magazine. If it wasn’t for your continued support for the Amiga and its community, it might have had a premature demise years ago. Rob Watson GihsonviUe, North Carolina It’s stood to see that o A m iga Wo rid will he with us, even after Co mm odor e’s devi ise. Two thumbs up for Dave Havnie’s article, “The Best Things in Life Are C,” in the May ’94 issue. I look forward to the continuation of this series and applaud its inclusion in your fine magazine. Todd Wiggins Bakersfield, California EOS for Everyone I enjoyed your review of the GVP KGS 28 24 Spectrum in the April ’94 issue. Although you pointed out many of the hoard's positive features, you also repealed an ongoing misconception regarding the Spectrum and EGS. One ol the strongest arguments against EGS boards such as the Spectrum, in a comparison with hoards like the Picasso II, regards the lack in ability to promote Workbench software to the board’s high display rates. Fortunately for Spectrum users such as myself, this is not the case. The Spectrum does not require that you use EGS specific software in order to utilize the graphic board’s special resolutions. Once the Spectrum is installed, all ol its resolutions are added to the Workbench display database. You can edit and create new resolution modes with the EGS software. Anv software that allows you to choose resolutions from the display database can use EGS screen modes. It doesn’t stop there however, you can also use some of the PD promotion utilities to promote software to EGS screen modes. I can mu Imagine 2.0 on a 1600x1280 screen! I’m not sure if promotion works as easily on all systems, but it works perfectly on my A4000 under 3.0. Vadim Levitin Lenexa, Kansas DOS and Don’ts In “1 litlden AmigaDOS Gems,” in the May issue, the section on GMD [has] the operand parallel in all caps. For some inexplicable reason, this one AmigaDOS routine is case-sensitive, and any form except “parallel” does not work in any machine I have tried it on, either 1.3 or 2.1. Another oddment about CMD: In my experience, use of this function runs a significant risk of a gum. This problem arises, 1 suspect, when some application program thinks it has first “dibs” on the parallel port or on the printer, and you try to butt in with a CMD redirection. Geoffrey A. Gass Portland, Oregon Editor's Note: thanks for the correction, Geoffrey. We apologize for any inconvenience our error may have caused. ¦ The World’s First Multi-Platform Emulation System! JTHplL BW
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