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The news was greeted with a mixture of surprise, confusion and général approval by the industry and Amiga enthusiasts alike. Although Gateway has revealedlittle about its long term plans for the Amiga, a fewfacts are known. Amiga Technologies will be renamed Amiga International and operated as a separate business unit, devei- opingnew products for the Amiga market. Petro Tyschtschenko, the current Président of Amiga Technologies, willstay on in his présent position. According to Tyschtschenko, the company wil! Initially aim to restart production of the A)200 and make it avail- able through conventional retail outlets such as computer shops and department stores rather than relyingsofelyonmailorderschemes. ltappearsthat an Al200 couldbeavailablein the shops for about 698 DM ($ 400 Dollars or E250) or about E360 with hard drive. However, ir) the long term, the motive behind Gateway's bid remains somethrng of a mystery. There is specufation that the purchase will be used to help Amiga bridge out into the US (where sales have traditionally been muchlowerthanin Europe) and boost Gateway's position and réputation in Europe where ithas yettoestablishitself as a household name. Another more excitingpossibilityisthe possibiiitythat Gateway wants to use Amiga to help it develop and refine new technologies. Gateway has recently been experimerttingin the multimédia market with its Destination big screen PC and looks interested in expanding its knowledge inthisfield. Amiga Technologies was one of the first pioneers of multimédia and would be an obvious choice for a company interested in developing new technoio gios. Although Tyschtschenko has denied that Gateway plans to utilise Amiga technology for set top boxes, the traditional strength of the Amiga is that it allows for high performance on modest hardware so the know-how and rntellectua! Property of Amiga might be a very valuable investment for Gateway. It isn't too far fetched to suggest that Gateway could be interested in developing inexpensive, low-end multimédia machines. Reaction on fhe Amiga newsgroups has been overwhelmingly positive. An Amiga Web Directory DejaNews search of current newsgroup messages has indicated that reaction to the announcement has been about 98 per cent positive. Even QuikPak, who made an unsuccessful bid for the company in February, welcomed Gateway's purchase.
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Action news If you want the latest on Amiga games, we have three pages of the stuff Footy 72 We probably spend more time watching football than anything else, apart from drinking beer and watching football Space 74 Being a very topical type of magazine and seeing StarWars has been re-released, lets have a big old space feature, sounds good to me- EVI EWS Siamese rtg EE HiQ have updated there rather nice Siamese system and now you can do something rather special, Run Amiga programs on Windows 95 Cyber vision 3d EE it is meant to be the greatest Amiga graphics card in the world, or is it?
Dan Winfield takes his fife in his hands as he rips out his trusty old Picasso II card, just to tell you what's what A-Z UPS 78 Hugh 'don't call me Huggy' Poynton has always been of dubious sexual orientation. I have no idea what that has got to do with tips though Golf 80 I think I have lost the piot, but I'm pretty sure this is about a golf game, is that right? Yes that's right Competition 81 Win tickets to the Royal Air Tattoo Fl n high 82 Epic's next release is going to be good, in a racing around circuits type of way EATU RES Java_EE Put your feet up, get a big mug of coffee and plan your
holiday. Al! From the comfort of your own home and using your faithful old Amiga MC PROGRAMMING EE If you cannot do C programming by now there is no helping you, as Paul Overaa finishes with part six Public sector EE Dave Cusick has nothing better to da than look at the latest in PD, and this is what he found Amiga Computing HE COVERDISKS Miami 2.0j Hover story Absolute BEGINNERS_ If you have ever wondered how to get your creations onto print Amiga Computing explains how it's done Amiga Computing presents the latest Miami update, get the best in Internet access with this great demo version
Alien Formula 1 Screaming around a race track has never seemed so realistic or fun Includes: ExeCON • PowerWindows • Syslnspector • mFTP EGULARS News_ JB Big, big news, the Amiga has been bought by GateWay 2000. We have all the latest details ED Letters If you keep on writing in, we will have to keep printing your letters ED Acas Back issues Missed out on an issue of Amiga Computing?
Turn to page 42 Free repair advice care of ACAS, but really we're a bunch of cowboys MIGA GUIDE ¦W Want to know about Internet advertising, Dave Cusick fills you in, ooh er a m ir Phil South can make your AMOS creations ft' sing, in stereo to I-11 mi Wide!
003 a-jY HTML for beginners, at least for the minute. Neil 11, What is a beta and why would you want to test jOlyj1 one? Paul Overaa knows Amiga Computing f you are scratching your head and wondering what this pillock is going on about, don't worry, the sad Star Wars reference is that the liquidators have finally agreed to a bid and Amiga Technologies has been bought.
Great news I'm sure you'll agree. The fact is, the sale took everyone in the Amiga community completely by surprise. It seemed everyone had resigned themselves to a long drawn out bankruptcy, as happened with Commodore, but then on the March 27 a bid was accepted.
Chapter Of you are scratching your head m_ and wondering what this pillock is going on about, don't worry, v-XV” y? . ... i-rv the sad Star Wars reference is a new hope The continuing Amiga saga, well, continues. Neil Mohr wonders where this leaves the Amiga.
We had all gone home and as the Friday was a bank holiday, the first I heard was when I was testing out an IRC client and everyone on the Amiga channel was talking about Gateway 2000 buying the Amiga.
Did I forget to mention that? The odd thing is that the buyer is one of the largest PC manufacturers in the US, in fact Gateway is a fortune 500 company, with a turnover of S5 billion last year. The other great thing is they like cows - due to some kind of bovine fetish, all Gateway products come in cow coloured boxes, well we like them anyway.
It seems the initial response from all of you has been very good, and who can blame you? Such a large company with so much financial backing can only be a good thing. The move has baffled some of the other PC companies - Dell says it thought the purchase was just a publicity stunt to heighten awareness of Gateway in Europe, Somehow, 1 don't think so. If all Gateway wanted was publicity, I'm sure there are much more effective and less expensive ways of going about it.
Another rumour doing the rounds in the PC world is that the American IRS has been on Gateway's back, baying for blood. The rumour goes that the IRS thinks Gateway has not paid enough taxes and buying the Amiga will entitle Gateway to tax relief, letting it off the hook.
I would like to think Gateway has bought the Amiga with the best possible intentions.
I hope it sees a technology worth Investing in and developing. I would imagine, in the short term, there are markets out there that the current range of Amigas can exploit thereby funding the Amiga company and in the long run, work on the new generation of PowerPC Amigas can finally begin.
The few press releases and statements that have come from Gateway so far have all pointed to this being its motivation - whatever the real reason, time will tell. The first thing I will be looking for is some sort of real investment at Amiga Technologies in staff.
As usual when the Amiga gets involved, events have suddenly taken a further turn.
The latest news is that Compaq has become very interested in purchasing Gateway, causing Gateway's share price to soar.
Currently Compaq is sitting on S3,5 billion and a 'small' company would fit nicely in their back pocket.
So even though Amiga has been bought, the situation is still not clear cut. Keep tuned to Amiga Computing and you will be assured of the latest news each and every month, dodgy Star Wars references and all.
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EWS Gateway 2000 buys Amiga Technologies Qfter months of waiting, speculation and rumour, Amiga Technologies has finally been purchased. On March 27, Gateway 2000 Inc, 3n American PC manufacturer, announced that it had applied to acquire the assets of Amiga Technologies GmbH. Four days later, Gateway's offer was accepted by a bankruptcy court in Germany.
The news was greeted with a mixture of surprise, confusion and general approval by the industry and Amiga enthusiasts alike.
Although Gateway has revealed little about its long term plans for the Amiga, a few facts are known.
Amiga Technologies will be renamed Amiga International and operated as a separate business unit, developing new products for the Amiga market.
Petro Tyschtschenko, the current President of Amiga Technologies, will stay on in his present position. According to Tyschtschenko, the company will initially aim to restart production of the A1200 and make it available through conventional retail outlets such as computer shops and department stores rather than ((m GATEWW2OO0
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($ 400 Dollars or £250) or about £360 with hard However, in the
long term, the motive behind Gateway's bid remains something
of a mystery.
There is speculation that the purchase will be used to help Amiga bridge out into the US (where sales have traditionally been much lower than in Europe) and boost Gateway's position and reputation in Europe where it has yet to establish itself as a household name.
Another more exciting possibility is the possibility that Gateway wants to use Amiga to help it develop and refine new technologies. Gateway has recently been experimenting in the multimedia market with its Destination big screen PC and looks interested in expanding its knowledge in this field.
Amiga Technologies was one of the first pioneers of multimedia and would be an obvious choice for a company interested in developing new technolo gies. Although Tyschtschenko has denied that Gateway plans to utilise Amiga technology for set top boxes, the traditional strength of the Amiga is that it allows for high performance on modest hardware so the know-how and rntellectual property of Amiga might be a very valuable investment for Gateway. It isn't too far fetched to suggest that Gateway could be interested in developing inexpensive, low-end multimedia machines.
Reaction on the Amiga newsgroups has been overwhelmingly positive. An Amiga Web Directory DejaNews search of current newsgroup messages has indicated that reaction to the announcement has been about 98 per cent positive. Even QuikPak, who made an unsuccessful bid for the company in February, welcomed Gateway's purchase.
A press release posted onto the Internet shortly after Gateway's successful bid congratulated the company on the purchase and stated that, "The Gateway purchase may represent an excellent opportunity to breath new life into the Amiga platform. We've maintained all along that we believe in the future of the Amiga and we stand by our statements... We look forward to working with you, the user, and all our other partners in making the Amiga's future as bright as possible. KVe look forward to working with the newest player in the Amiga field, Gateway 2000."
Gateway is certainly in a very good position to revive the fortunes of the Amiga. Founded in 1985, Gateway 2000 Inc. is a Fortune 500 company (one of the top 500 companies on the DOW Jones index) and a global leader in the direct marketing of Pcs. Employing over 9,700 people in the US, Ireland and Malaysia, the company last year shipped 1.9 million systems and reported a net income of S250 million.
Amiga Computing Hmica Foundation Network up and running In the March issue of Amiga Computing, we included an article about the Amiga Foundation Network, an ambitious project established by Jon Lennart Berg to collect as much information on the Amiga as possible.
Since then, Jon has contacted Amiga Computing with further details of how the project is progressing. He has apparently received well over 200 e-mails and letters in response to the article and is ready to outline the immediate future for the Foundation.
The Amiga Foundation Network should be finished soon with downloadable versions of Quake for the Amiga and Warcraft 2. Although much work remains to be done, a preliminary page is already up and running at http: home.sol.no jonlb index.html. In addition to this, AFN will be at The Gathering' in Norway at Easter.
Jon also informs us that there is no longer a registration fee to join the Foundation.
Jon has polled members of AFN about the hardware set up of their Amigas and found that the average set up appears to be: CPU 68030 + FPU +MMu 50MHz.
Ram 4Mb fast RAM , 6Mb in total.
HD 450 Mb hard drive.
CD-Rom: 50 per cent have them and 50 per cent are going to buy.
Monitor: 1024 is still dominant.
Gfxcard 10 per cent of AFN members have graphics cards, most of them being A4000 or A1200 with tower solutions.
Virtual memory is apparently "...the biggest thing yet! They are all using I mm wherever we go!" The survey doesn't take A500 600 users into account because these machines are not capable of upgrading to current standards.
Anybody requiring further information should contact Jon at: email@example.com Qstar Knowledge System Istar, a new Knowledge Based System for the Amiga, has just been released on Aminet.
Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) are programmes designed to present Information in a form that makes it easier to understand, process and collate. As Dr. Andrew Basden from the Information Technology Institute, University of Salford, explains: "Istar allows you to draw your knowledge base os a box and arrows diagram and then immediately run it as an inference net. This means you can encapsulate human expert knowledge to create an intelligent advisory system. When the user presses the TnferGoals’ button it will ask a sequence of questions in order to arrive at a conclusion. Its backward chaining
algorithm ensures it will only ask the user relevant questions and suppress irrelevant ones dynAMIGAlly. Its forward chaining algorithm ensures any information entered will be propagated automatically throughout the knowledge base."
The Istar system is designed to clarify data that can often be complicated and difficult to assess. In decision support mode it will fulfil tasks such as calculating whether the shares of a company are worth buying.
Ista s creators claim that, because of its inference mechanism, Istar is faster on a standard A1200 than it would be on many Pentium systems. This is due to its careful internal design and the fact that the kernel routines are written in assembler.
Istar is available from Aminet. Version 1.06 can be found in dev misc lstar.Iha. Version 1.05 can be found in biz misc lstar.lha. It is also available for downloading from the INCA Web page: http: www.sa Iford .a c.yk iti proj ects i nca .
For more information mail firstname.lastname@example.org. hat Do They Really Think?
CUGUG and the Amiga Web Directory see the take-over in a similarly positive light: “CUCUG and The Amiga Web Directory are pleased to see the long wait to find out who the new owners will be is finally over. While it's a little early to judge just what Gateway’s long-term plans are for the Amiga, there are a number of very positive things that can be said" Reactions to new of the take over have been positive across the board among enthusiasts and users alike.
Intangible Assets, the Amiga retailer established by former Commodore Software Engineer Dale L. Larson, has greeted the purchase of the Amiga with enthusiasm. Mr. Larson released the following statement on March 27, the day the purchase was announced: “I'm thrilled Amiga Technologies has finally been purchased, more so that it has been bought by a company with such tremendous resources, visionary management and customer-service orientation.
From its statement that it ‘will work to develop new products for the Amiga market,' we conclude the Amiga has a bright future ahead of it. I trust that this will re-invigorate the Amiga community and renew interest in our markets. We're looking forward to a surge in sales of our AMIGA products in the coming months as a result of this announcement."
"First, Gateway has financial resources and as far as we know, is financially stable. They enjoyed sales of S5.04 billion with a 5 per cent after-tax net income last year, a record for Gateway. Secondly, this is a company - unlike Commodore - not afraid of marketing and advertising computers. Its voluminous print ads that dominate the computer magazines are clever and eye-catching. Its recent television spots are also entertaining and display the company's products in a very positive light.
Gateway just may spend a few dollars advertising the AMIGA. This alone will be a strong, positive dynamic in the Amiga market."
Bopenhagen SHOW Danish computer buffs are organising a week long party in Copenhagen. Although not exclusively Amigaphile, the Danish group, DGC, aims to attract a large body of Amiga fans to the show, The show will include a PC Amiga network involving 600 cable links. The organisers plan to provide a Valhalla room for networked games, an adventure room where new technology is demonstrated and a non-alcoholic bar.
A number of competitions will be held at the show including a sponsor demo, wild demo, 3D demo, A channel tracker demo, multichannel and GFX competitions on both the PC and Amiga. DGC plans to charge a fee of £35 for entrance and accommodation for the week, all you need to do is get there.
For more details contact: DGC Munktoftevej 16, 2610 Roedovre, Denmark Telephone: +45 44 92 93 77 I LMATHERA Closure Ironically, in such a positive upbeat month for the Amiga, Almathera Systems Ltd. Has had to cease trading, due to cash flow problems caused by non-payment from VisCorp.
The company had been battling to survive after the closure of Commodore three years ago, but was forced to announce its closure in March, Almethera had been contracted to work on VisCorp’s set top boxes project.
Although the company dedicated months to developing a core component for the settop box operating environment, VisCorp was unable to pay Almathera for the work completed and the company was unable to recover from the losses.
In a statement released on the Amiga Web Directory, Almathera's management thanked the Amiga Community for its support saying: “In the six and a half years that Almathera has been trading we have made many friends among the Amiga community and wish everyone that dealt with Almathera at any time all the best for the future."
Amiga Computing OS Hews Web tv deal!
Software giant Microsoft has purchased the privately held WebTV Networks Inc. in a deal estimated to be worth S450 million.
WebTV, based in Palo Alto, California was founded in 1995 to develop technologies and guidelines hr manufacturers to create set top boxes which would allow Internet access via television. WebTV networks licences its designs for set top boxes to Philips Consumer Electronics Co. And Sony Corp. Essentially, the acquisition will allow Microsoft an unrivalled ability to influence the development of the set top box. In a statement, chairman and chief executive of Microsoft, Bill Gates said that, “This partnership with WebTV underscores our strategy of delivering consumers the benefits of the
Internet together with emerging forms of digital broadcasting."
The acquisition coincides with Microsofts recent announcement that future versions of Windows and Windows NT would include softivare that allowed the computer used to view traditional television programmes, Internet broadcasts and revolutionary new services such as personalised news delivery on their computers.
Page monster 1.0 American developers CultureShock Multimedia have released Pagemonster 1.0, a user friendly web page generation tool for the Amiga.
Pagemonster is designed so that people with no previous knowledge of HTML can create pages using the tool. The point and click interface and digitized voice narration also cater to those might otherwise be intimidated by the prospect of creating web pages on the Amiga.
Pagemonster will require a pretty good system setup. To run it you will need, Amiga OS 3.0 or greater, at least 6 Megs of Ram, AmigaVision Player and Runtime libraries, the Append command and 8 megs of Harddrive space CultureShock Multimedia are making Pagemonster 1.0 available for $ 49.95 if it is purchased before July 1997. After this time the price will be set at $ 69.95. If you are interested in Pagemonster contact CultureShock at: CultureShock Multimedia 2319 North 45th street Suite 296 Seattle, Washingtion 98103 or email@example.com. This year's CeBIT show will see the unveiling of the first
PowerPC to meet the conditions of the Common Hardware Reference Platform (CHRP) standard. This is a standard that guarantees all CHRP computers can use any other CHRP compatible operating systems or hardware.
The PIOS Maxxtrem 200 is powered by a 200 Mhz PPC 603 processor and can be easily upgraded. The Maxxtrem is already prepared for new PowerPC generations so that the machine can grow with the demands of the user.
In addition, PIOS states that, "...the Maxxtrem can be operated with several processors. Halfway through the year, PIOS will have finished the first multiprocessor cards with the two and four PowerPC CPUs. In view of the coming enormous development of RISC technology, a performance of 4 x 300 Mhz or more will be possible!"
The PIOS Maxxtrem will come as standard with E-IDE hard disk drive, CD-Rom drive, 1.44 floppy drive, keyboard and mouse, as well as Mac OS and BeOS. For more details contact PIOS Computer AC on: (49) 5121 75 33 0 Basteiner World of Amiga More details have emerged about the Gasteiner World of Amiga Show. The biggest names in the Amiga world have signed up for the show including Active Software, Digita, Golden Image, Hi Soft ICPUG, PD Soft, Sadeness, Siren, Wizard Developments, Blittersoft, Epic, Guildhall, HiQ, Nova Design, Power Computing, Scala UK and SNAP Computer Supplies.
A highlight of the show will be the appearance of the first new Amiga to be produced in several years, the Power Amiga 7000 from Direct Software. It will be the most powerful Amiga ever and should beat any PC under £3,000. The Power Amiga will be demonstrated and Direct Software will be taking orders for the machine at the show.
Not to be outdone, PIOS will be exhibiting the transAm and Maxxtrem. The transAm is described by PIOS as ''the home computer of the future, the Amiga of the next generation, faster than the Amiga world knew before."
The show takes place at the Novotel Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith, London, on Saturday !7 and Sunday 18 May. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for children. For advance booking call the advance booking hotline on 01369 707766.
Amiga Developer Network Luanched On the other side of the Atlantic, The North Alabama Society of Amiga Users has announced the launch of its new Amiga Developer Network Web site at http: www.amiga.org develop- er. The site is dedicated to the further development of the Amiga platform and will Include discussion bases, technical specifications and developer contact information.
For more information on the North Alabama Society of Amiga Users contact: Wayne Hunt North Alabama Society of Amiga Users - http: www.amiga.org nasau about.html World-Wide Amiga Online - http: www.amiga.org Amiga Developer Network - http: www.amiga.org developer ? Amiga Computing iMriuar ujGoJ J ri A'j'Jiisd Jjj ryjfjjiiii ?3bsl ns'j 'J Best pricing on CD ROM Drives & Hard Drives.
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running on Amiga computers (i.e. not Netscape running on Shapeshifter) are tallied.
The first week of the analysis determined that the number one Web browser on the Amiga which visited the amicrawler.com Web site was iBrowse. It made up 68.5 per cent of the visitors, Aweb made up a further 16.1 per cent and AmigaVoyager 14.6 per cent.
AmigaMosaic and other, older Web browsers together represented 4 per cent, while Alynx had a 3 per cent share of the users. The particular versions of the browsers which scored the highest were AmigaVoyager V2.10, Ibrowse v1.02demo and Amiga-AWeb v2.1. Samples were taken from a totai of 23,566 visitors to the amicrawler.com site.
Future planned enhancements to Amiga Browser Watch include weekly or monthly ratings of browser usage, notification of new Web browser versions, as well as further information on the systems accessing the amicrawler site, such as operating system and version number.
The Amiga Browser Watch Web page can be found at http: amicrawler.com bwatch . US 1 NEWS B OMPTON ON TAPE •egacy Amiga Report Online Magazine and The Vantage Point video production company have joined forces to begin Amiga Legacy Magazine. Amiga Legacy is a visuat Amiga magazine on 90 minute VHS tape and is hosted in part by Jason Compton, It covers general interest items as well as features tutorials, news and reviews. Amiga Legacy is produced entirely on Amiga and Draco computers and will be published five times a year, commencing June 1997. Currently, there are only plans for an NTSC
version, but interest will determine whether or not a PAL version will be produced.
It is S14.95US for a single issue, SI2.95US per issue for a three issue 1997 subscription and SI 1.45US per issue for the eight issue 97 98 subscription. Prices do not include shipping, which is $ 2.05 per issue in the US. Contact Amiga Legacy for international orders. (Illinois residents will also be charged applicable sales tax). Cheques drawn on a US bank, as well as US money orders and cashiers cheques are currently being accepted. Cheques should be made out to Legacy Maker. Credit card orders (VISA MasterCard) are also being taken.
For more information, visit http: www.xnet.com --jcompton legacy.htmf , or contact Amiga Legacy at jcomp- firstname.lastname@example.org or at the address below.
Finding Information Online Qearning FX Nova Design, Inc is now offering ImageFX seminars given by its staff to individual users, user groups, dealers and so on. These seminars are held only on weekends and booked on a first come, first serve basis.
The cost for a seminar is S150US plus travel and hotel expenses. This price is the same for individuals and for groups.
Seminars scheduled so far are fisted on the Nova Design Web pages (http: www.novadesign.com ), as well as the dates available to be scheduled for future seminars. Nova Design, Inc. can be contacted by voice on 804- 282-6528, or by fax on 804-282-3768.
Amiga Informer issue number six is now available. This issue marks the one-year anniversary of the publication, which first started as an eight page newsletter. Some of the featured stories in this issue include Car! Sassenrath's LAVA programming language, an interview with the former employee of Utilities Unlimited and current employee of Microcode Solutions, Jim Drew, and a look at Expansion Systems and its product line. Issues of the Informer remain priced at SI US domestically, and S2US internationally.
IG ISSUE The new version of Amiga Enforcer, the debugging tool for the Amiga, is available from Intangible Assets Manufacturing. Enforcer V37, which now supports the 68060, can be used to detect references to invalid memory and stray pointers. It also includes the ability to track errors in most code written in C or assembly, including identifying the line at which the problem occurs.
There are a large number of changes and improvements from the previous version of Enforcer, including new in-depth documentation and an MMU dump. The source code to Enforcer V37 can be purchased from IAM, Questions or comments about Enforcer can be directed to email@example.com. Letters addressed to the author of Enforcer, Michael Sinz, can be mailed to the IAM corporate address. Further Information about Enforcer and the source code is available on http: www.iam.com amiga enforcer.html. Dan Barrett (of BLAZEMONGER fame) has written a new book entitled 'NetResearch: Finding Information
Online’, published by O'Reilly & Associates. It is intended to be a research aid to anyone wishing to quickly find anything on the Web. Rather than just listing locations, it details methods for searching.
This is in order to compensate for the ever-changing nature of the Web. NetResearch will retail at 524.95 US - ISBN: 1-56592- 245-X.
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http: www.iam.com amiga enforcer.htmt NetResearch, O'Reilly & Associates Email: email@example.com Web: http: www.ora.com Amiga Legacy Magazine c o Legacy Maker PO Box 60711 Chicago, IL 60626 USA Phone: 773-465-5158 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http: www.xnet.com ~jcompton legacy.html Q]BS TO GO Version 7A01 of Citadel 68K Freeware BBS Program has been released by Custom Sen ices. This BBS program, which is also available for the Atari and IBM computers, is ’room'-based, dividing the BBS up into areas according to subject. These rooms are configurable by the
sysop. The full Citadel 68K program can be downloaded from a local Aminet mirror from the comm bbs directory. There is no shareware fee.
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Extracting Cover Disk files Before putting the cover disks anywhere near your computer, write protect them by moving the black tab in the top corner of the disk, so you can see through the hole. Doing this makes sure you cannot damage your disks in any way. There is also no reason why the cover disks need to be written to, so even if the computer asks you to write enable the disks, don't do it.
To extract any single archive, simply double click its icon, and follow the on screen instructions. If you want to extract the program to Ram, select the NOVICE level on the welcome screen, and press proceed once on the current screen, and then again on the next The program can then be found in your Ram disk. Normally most programs need further installing, so read the documents on how to do this.
If you want the best in serious utilities or exciting games, Amiga Computing is the place for you Miami 2.0k Hard Drive Author: Nordic Global Inc Requires Workbench 2.04, Internet Account Users Hard drive users do not have to boot with the first disk, but you must make sure you have the Amiga's Installer program in your C drawer. To make sure your hard drive has the correct files in place double dick on the SetupHD icon.
This will check if you have the Installer program and if not will copy it across. Do not worry as it will not write over any existing files.
All you hard drive owners will find MultiExtract very useful. It is a separate method of extracting the cover disk files.
It allows you to extract a number of files in one go, to your hard disk or Ram.
When you run MultiExtract you will be presented with a number of check boxes, each representing one of the programs on that cover disk. Just de-select all the programs you do not want extracting, and then press proceed. All the selected programs can now miraculously be found in the selected destination.
- Installing- (0 done) Where do you want me to put TextDTpatch?
RAM: Recommended} _J DF0: Internal Drive} Abort Install This is MultiExtract for all you sensible people with hard drives If you want to get connected there is no easier way than Miami One program that has done more to get Amiga owners on the 'Nef than anything else is Miami. At the time, the problem was that the only available software that allowed you to connect to the Internet was AmiTCP and even though it was very competent at what it did, being a port of Unix software, it was an utter bugger to set up.
Miami changed all that, providing a single interface through which everything about the internet connection could be altered. To make setting it up even easier, a second program called Miamilnit takes you step by step through setting up your connection.
For Miami to be of any use, you MUI need a modem and an Internet This program requires account. !f you are already on the Magic User interface v3.3 or Internet using either AmiTCP, an higher. An unregistered version earlier version of Miami or of Magic User interface is freely another TCP IP stack, then get- available from Aminet or any ting Miami up and running is a good PD house, without it you doddle. Using Miamilnit you will will not be able to run any be given a number of choices that MUI program set up what serial device you want to use, what sort of modem you have and the type of
Internet account you use. If you have a static IP address you should have this on hand.
The final stage is Miamilnit, dialling your account whereupon you enter your user name and password. When Miamilnit finishes it saves off a file called Miamilnit.config that you load into the main Miami program using the Import Miamilnit from the settings menu.
If do not currently have an Internet account, starting off is a little more involved as usually you have to log onto your account using a preset user name and password from your Internet provider. You then have to enter a new password, to stop naughty people getting access to your account.
Typically you would have to use a comms or terminal) program, such as Ncomm, Termite or Term to dial up and alter the password. I believe, however, that you can use Miamilnit to do this. You will have to use Miamilnit twice - once to set your password and then again to set up Miami, As this process varies slightly from provider to provider, unfortunately it is impossible to know what you will have to do.
Remember Miami is shareware, so if you need any of the disabled features of Miami, or want to stay connected for more than an hour, you need to register to receive a key file to activate ail the extra functions. The easiest way to find out how to register is to use the MiamiRegister program, this has full details of all the ways you can pay for Miami.
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About Miami only provides the software that allows your Amiga
to communicate across the Internet (send and receive TCP IP
messages) to actually do anything useful, you wifi need some
The most basic and useful Internet program is an FTP client This allows you to log onto other computers around the world and transfer files between your own and other FTP servers. The main use of this is to get programs you can play with on your Amiga. You will mainly use Aminet as this is the main Amiga software site on the Internet Other sites worth visiting are Vaporware, who produce a bunch of great Internet tools including the Voyager Web browser.
Once you are connected to the Internet you type in the FTP site address in the connect window, and then wait for the FTP client to connect After that you transfer files just like a normal file directory.
Once you are on-line select connect and type In the FTP address of the site you want to go to and use mFTP like a directory manager Power Windows FTP SITES ExeCon Aminet sites ftp.netnet.net ftp.grolier.fr ftp.wustle.com WWW sites http: www.omnipresence.com ibrowse Support.html • iBrowse http: www.idg.co.uk amigacomp - US http: www cucug.org amiga.html - Web Directory http: www.yahoo.com - Yahoo Search http: www.amiga.de - Amiga International SysInspector Author: Eric Sauvageau Requires ClassAct It is not very often that we put ClassAct based programs on the cover disk, but as this
one was especially nice I could not resist. This, as you may have guessed, provides system information as does ARTM and Xopa, but all from the comfort of a ClassAct front end. Generally this means you have a much nicer interface than your usual Gadtools programs provide.
Author: Georg Steger Requires Workbench 2.04 If you have ever used Windows, MacOS or X Windows you may have thought it would it be good if you could move windows off the side of the screen on your Amiga. Well now you can!
This is a system patch and a little bit of a dodgy one, as Amiga windows and the operating system are not written with these sort of shenanigans in mind. Bung the PowerWindows program in your WBStartup drawer, or double click it, and you can try it out by dragging a window off to the bottom right of the screen.
Before you go off and write you very important essay or document, check that power windows will not end up crashing your system. Try it out a bit before leaving it permanently on your machine.
Author: Deniil Requires Workbench 2.04 r J EwedtaCenmaFvivt 3by0er«7lS |ij Asflp&WrttVr J Oxrtfo I AjI »WiS«r n0fieq j WtovefJ- I AeqtMfcStm kH | tin | . 'Search forte j About CmOsbs i a j Cano? J Out | - The Advanced Pref ererrc-esSer Od, f* ta ftr prwrxx ' • . ¦ OeAwt advanced !**pnx**sor j o«y rzr Pirt-fnjrXl'«rocFVS 'Obeuvxt J P-pw on ii4TH4 _| Ajto r*4um t*m*m Launching programs has never been so easy Workbench provides you with an execute command, press right Amiga and e and a little text requester appears into which you can type a command. The thing is, don't you find that you only
ever use the same few commands and if you need to use a long file path, why do you have to type the whole damn thing out? Why can't you use a file requester, that is what the damn things are there for?
ExeCon has a number of short cuts available, not only for running regularly used files and programs, but also for selecting files with long path names, using file requesters, The main program simply adds a new entry to the Tools menu and a preference program makes adding to the list of files simple.
Faulty disks If you should find your Amiga Computing CoverDisk damaged or faulty, please return it to: TIB Pic, TIB House, 11 Edward Street, Bradford, W. Yorks BD4 7BN.
Please allow 28 days for delivery Amiga Computing Before you can run Formula 1 you need to have loaded Workbench, for hard drive users this is no problem and to install FI on your drive just drag the drawer to where you want the game and double click the Ft icon.
Floppy users can run Alien Formula 1, but you need to run Workbench before as FI, as best as we can tell, is a little picky about the screen mode it runs on. So if Alien Formula 1 seems not to be running check you have the PAL or NTSC monitor driver in the Devs:Monitor SK PACES ?
For a long time, the age old Formula One Grand Prix has been the one and only racing game on the Amiga, even though it is ancient, Even the recent PC version did little to improve on the original, proving how good the gameplay was.
If you are thinking it is about time a challenger was on the scene (particularly as you may have dug out your old copy with the new Grand Prix season well under way. We can all have a good laugh at Damon - ed), wait no longer.
Alien Formufa One is a stunningly good-looking racer, and the even better news is that you won't need a 060 to get this running smoothly, Amazingly, an A1200 with fast Ram provides enough oomph to make the game smooth to play, even with everything being texture mapped.
It's not easy, however. Expect to spin off at the first corner on your first few attempts and even then, completing a single lap takes a good number of attempts, even going slow. But as the programmer says why do you think drivers get paid millions of pounds if it is easy?
Control is via the mouse with the right button providing the throttle and the left braking, to change gears use the up and down cursor keys. Steering is a little odd, you have to look in the direction you want to go, though this can be turned off if you do not like it. This is still an early- ish demo but I think you'll agree it shows a lot of promise, can’t wait for the finished product.
Ri rAwor Game Controls You control your car with the mouse to steer left and right, the right mouse button is accelerate and the left mouse button is brake. To change gears, use the up and down arrow keys or a joystick in the joystick port Keys: FI This will disable the WrtuaCockpit™ features. If you own a slow Amiga, this will probably speed up the game a bit F2 Blocks the driver's head F3 Frees the cockpit allowing for driver's head movement F4 Activates the outside view mode F6 F7 In the Outside View mode, selects the car to follow F8 Displays some race info (Laps, Lap-Times, Position,
etc.) F9 Displays some more info FlO - Cancel info ESC Enter car set up. From here (using a joystick) you can alter the setting of your car. In this demo you can only alter a few of the settings - tyres, shocks, spoilers and the gearbox HELP Enter Instant Replay mode. The screen will flash slowly in yellow to remind you are seeing the last 40 seconds of the race. Pressing the right cursor will fast forward the replay, while pressing the left cursor key will freeze the current frame, as long as you keep the key pressed DEL Exit Instant Replay mode R Restore the car. If you find yourself
spinning on the grass, press this Q Quit the game UP DOWN Select Gear M Enable multi-tasking. Multi-tasking is disabled for default to gain speed. If you want to re-enable it press this key N Disable multi-tasking L Wc
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A little over six months ago I took a look at the original Siamese system, and it worked well enough. If you regularly had to share files between your PC and Amiga, it was a handy way of getting around the problem. Not only did you get the rapid SCSI network, but by sharing the keyboard, mouse and monitor, you could also save on desk space.
The basic system consists of a single ISA board into which the monitor outputs of the Amiga and PC are piped, and a third lead that goes to your monitor. Using software on the Amiga and PC side, the Siamese board passes information from the keyboards and mice to each computer, depending on which you are using. So from a single keyboard, mouse and monitor you can have access to two machines simultaneously and can switch between the two via hotkeys or an icon on the Amiga and PC desktops, All this makes for a very comfortable working environment.
When I got that first system, HiQ mentioned it was working on a RTG system that would allow your Amiga screens to be displayed in a Windows 95 window, right there on your PC's desktop. At the time it sounded pretty amazing, particularly when I found out that the RTG works by only using the serial link to update the screen data.
Now i have actually got the chance to try out this RTG, something that really sounds too good to be true, what do I think?
The software is as straightforward to install as the original set. The PC side is transparent as before, with all the setting up done on the Amiga, all you see over the original software is an additional program.
Once run (and if both sides are running correctly when you come to selecting a program's screen mode) you will have a selection of new modes to choose from named SiameseRTG. Select one of these and hopefully you will see it appear in a Windows 95 window.
Down to the use of the serial connection to update the Window 95 display. Bitmap graphics, such as the images used in a Web browser, have to be transmitted in full across the serial interface and even at 115200 BPS, will take quite a while.
Normally Amigas have a hard time running the serial port at 115200, even acceler- Unfortunately this is where the problems occur as the RTG software is at the mercy of how the Amiga programs write to the screen
- this varies wildly from program to program.
Take Opus 5.5, this was written specifically with graphic card users in mind and works flawlessly with the Siamese RTG. In fact, 1 Neil Mohr battles the forces of good and evil and manages to get Siamese RTG up and running would suggest anyone buying Siamese RTG to also get Opus 5 and use it as a Workbench replacement as it will get rid of many potential problems.
Next along the line are MU1 programs, Again MUI has been written with RTG in mind and, on the whole, MUI programs will run on a Siamese RTG screen, usually with a few colour remapping problems, as you can see with iBrowse.
Beyond this, running programs becomes a very hit and miss affair. ArtEffect runs fine but the picture window is not displayed correctly, while other programs will simply crash the PC side of the Siamese system, forcing you to reset both machines. The biggest current problem is that Amiga menus are not correctly rendered, though by using MagicMenu you can get round this problem.
Speed-wise you can see what it is good at
- drawing MUI and Gadtoo! Based windows, and what it is bad at -
drawing bitmaps such as a Multiview displayed picture. This is
all If you missed the original review, setting up the Siamese
is a little involved, most of the problems arising on the PC
side, I don't want to be too off-putting as all this really
involves is adding two cards to the PC (the Siamese and SCSI
RING IT UP The main stumbling block is adding the Siamese card itself. This requires the internal serial connector of the PC to be re-routed to the Siamese card. For most generic PC boxes this should not be a problem as the secondary serial (or comm) port is on the motherboard. So ail you do is connect the internal port to the Siamese board and then replace the original comm two port with the new one that comes from the Siamese board.
The other side to the Siamese system is the SCSI network and this, for me anyway, would be one of the main reasons for buying a Siamese system, By using two SCSI cards, one on the Amiga and the PC, you get a high speed network that allows you to share files between the two computers, via a shared PC formatted SCSI drive.
Thanks to the inclusion of CrossDos 6, setting up the shared drive is very simple, as long as you make sure none of the controller and drive SCSI ID's clash. Once all the cards and leads are in place you just format the drive from your PC and then, using CrossDOS on the Amiga, get it to create the Dos driver for you.
Amiga Computing ated ones, but when using Siamese RTG the Amiga's DMA is turned off, greatly increasing the speed of serial transfer. Even un-acceler- ated machines should be able to use these top speeds. Surf squirrel users, I believe, should be able to use 230400 bps.
Currently, due to the limitations of the RTG, I would imagine that you will only really be able to use it for file managing or none graphical programs. With the current version, as long as you stick with Workbench (or better, Opus 5.5), most programs that will run off those screens should not cause any trouble.
The software is also regularly updated by HiQ who are working hard adding to the Siamese system, so I'm sure the RTG will only get better. The latest news is that HiQ will supply 3 floppy with Siamese RTG that allows a bog standard floppy based At 200 10 run RTG and boot with the PC leaving around 1.3Mb of ram free on the Amiga side. As for being able to run Workbench on Windows 95, I just think of it as having a little bit of heaven in an otherwise dark and desolate place.
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..___i Not much has changed with the preferences, you would have thought someone would have drawn some decent icons by now One thing you need to consider when buying a Siamese system is what sort of system you want. It is more than likely that you will be using the SVGA monitor that came with the PC. In this case you will have to remember that any program not allowing you to choose the screen mode, or that will not mode promote, cannot be used on the Siamese system unless you buy yourself a low syncing multisync monitor.
YSTEM SELECTION You will also have to consider what sort of system you really need, as the basic Siamese will allow you to share the monitor, keyboard, mouse and PC drives. The drive sharing only takes place over the serial link so is obviously slow. If you are going to be dealing with files of substantial sire you will have to add a SCSI network on top, which consists of an Amiga and PC 5CS1 interface and a single SCSI drive, Even though the PC Adaptec 1505 SCSI card retails for about £40, by the time you add on an Amiga card and the price of the drive you will be looking at about £200 on
top of the basic Siamese system.
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0r fen CKM5-2 UK:£5 DISK RECOVERY SUITE AI200 DEGRADERS ’RINTER DRIVERS Order. 0EG4-2 UK:£4 EVI EW Neil Mohr thinks it's Christmas, no he's not stupid, he has just got the DrawStudio CD aeateO in DrawSudio s* 7 again, MUI demands more than a basic A1200 machine in the first place.
Apart from the lightning installation the CD version allows, you also get vast quantities of images, fonts and tutorial material on 23 Along with the programs there is over 500Mb of Jpegs, DrawStudio dipart and a load of Postscript fonts. Everything is nicely organised and categorised along with thumbnail previews. The Jpegs mainly come in three different sizes - small, medium and large. So whatever your memory requirements are, there should be a picture to fit.
There are also a number of DrawStudio projects on the CD including all the fonts and images used along with the DrawStudio file. For people just starting, or looking for some tips on creating designs with DrawStudio, these will be invaluable learning tools.
DrawStudio CD LH Publishing Price £74,95 Tel 01908 370 230 E-Maii: larry@em,powernet.co.uk WWW:http: Avwv;.ajdear.dernon.co.uk studio ds.html Ease of use 95% Implementation 90% Value For Money 92% Overall 92% Ot seemed for a while that the lovely eight speed CD in our A4000 was going to do no more than spend its life spinning the never ending flow of Aminet Cds that make it to our office. Thankfully a glimmer of light has entered its life, in the form of the CD version of DrawStudio, If you missed our review of the disk version then DrawStudio written by the authors of ImageStudio - one
of the most popular public domain programs written) is an excel lent structural drawing tool. All the experience gained from writing ImageStudio and TextureStudio has been poured into the development of DrawStudio, and I'm glad to say they haven't wasted their time - it's a most impressive program.
At its heart DrawStudio is a powerful, Structured drawing program, Unlike traditional bitmap based drawing programs, once a structured drawing has been finished it can be scaled to any size without loss of detail, whereas a bitmap would became blocky. The program can achieve this because it restricts you to using basic line and curve drawing tools.
Normally this would be quite limiting, but thanks to some snazzy tools you can create some rather impressive results. As you would expect, straight forward colours can be applied to shapes created with DrawStudio.
Things start to get a little more interesting when you try out the gradient tool. Using this, any type of colour gradient can be created and beyond this is DrawStudio bitmap capability that allows you to import most types of image formats and use them within your DrawStudio creations.
This is one of the best designed programs to come out for the Amiga in a long while, and I would think the use of MU! Goes a long way to explain some of the unique abilities of DrawStudio. The down side is that you need an 030 processor to make it comfortable to use, but then 600Mb is quite a lot, just look at some of the atrocious shovelware Cds that are unceremoniously booted out onto the Amiga CD market. Personally, I would prefer a partially filled CD containing quality stuff rather than having to plough through piles of dross.
So what do you get for your money?
Along with DrawStudio you also get lull registered versions of ImageStudio and TextureStudio. The use of TextureStudio may be limited, but the full version of ImageStudio will come in very handy, particularly if you only have access to a basic paint package.
HAT S ON IT the CD. This gives it a definite advantage over the standard disk version, in fact you'd be very silly not to buy this.
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G545 KUNGFU CHARLIES mix with plallerm brllL G545 RAID 4 latest vortical scroll shoot rm up G54S QUIZMASTER very good quiz programe AIM Cl eUATUUl . 1.__.n J on STAR WAR game: G567 STARBASE 13 (201 Bril lilt* MONKEY ISLAND G657 AMOS LOADSA MONEY best FRUIT-MACMINES G$ $ 9 MR MEN OLYMPIC (2D) many event lo complete G660 4 L.C.O OREAM 4 smalt hand held games GG64 NEIGHBOUR GAMES (2D) base on the TV series G665 TIME RUNNER (W62 3) Brinant graphic PH -Great grehic :E very good MIND SHADOW done E Amazing 30 graphic like INAL BINGO CaLLE-
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pain, (recommend) EM1 KID ALPHABET display all alphabet letter EQ42 FRACTION 8 SJLOUEST maths & games excellent E043 MATH MASTER teeclVtest you more on maths E044 STEAM ENGINE V2 graphic & tutorial E045 PETROL ENGINE tutcria! & animate graphic E04S GAS TURBINE ENGINE tutoria & anlm graphic E047 StlRUNG ENGINE tutorial A ankn grapfiic E05O DREAM FOR ANGEL explain the meaning of dream EQ51 INVISIBLE WORLD briilant recommend E052 FISH TANK turn ycur armca into a F1SHTANK EQ54 DEMOLITION MISSION sirivple game lor kid E055 WORO POWER solve crossword puzzle ect good.
E056 WORM HOLE simple game Ideal for children.
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E004 LEARN A PLAY Knot A1200.many maths 4 games E005 LEARN 4 PLAY ll moe education program E006 SPANISH TRANSLATOR Spamsho English : EDUCATION & 21 GAMES PACK Collection ol the very best ol education programs and _ g a very po.pU ar comblnat' Amiga) 5 disk* pack only C4.95 E027 OSWALD Very colourful large cartoon game E03O EVOLUTION breed your own hybrid E031 IG TEST * IQ GAMES pack 1 excellent EQ33 TYPING TUDOR very good Typing iudor E035 CHESS HELPER helpleacn how to play E036 BASIC TUDOR learn about Amiga beoic Prog E011 EDUCATION PACK 1 pack with dozens ol education program* ranging fro
maths, science to educaliona! Games recommend su able for any Amiga. 5 disk pack only £4.95 I??? LA NGU AGET UT OR teach you'S language spiling
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for all who interesting or studies In science recommend, this
pack come on 4 disks E08O KIDPRIX great children paint
EQ81 ASTROMY PACK-This is a mazing collection of prodrome relate to astromy. Can help to locale certain or star position ect. Must lor anypi who studies estromy or hobby, great (4DII E020 WORLD DATABASE require (2-meg) E172 ANIMAL I________________________ E175 FRANTIC GUIDE TO COMPUTER(2D) brlllant A funny El77 CYBER PUNK 2 for cyberPunk Ireak ortly E178 STAR-TREK A STAR TREK NEXT GERENAT10N GUIDE THE COMPLETE GUIDE COME WITH HUNDRED OF SCREEN SHOTS TAKEN FROM THE STAR-TREK SERIES. SUPERB.
E1B1 SIGINTURE CREATOR customise your own siginture.
EIB2 VIRUS WORKSHOP V4 comprehensive guide E1B4 IMAGINES VIDEO 2tJish EI85 WORKBENCH 2D GUIDE On line help Compiete E21Q LEARN A PLAY 3 Latest Education A Games E240 BARNEY THE BEAR GOES CAMPING (2d) Briilant teach your child about animal E241 COMMS GUIDE VT.1 beginner modem user E242 GUIDE TO WEATHER (3d) superb complete guide to the weather, recommend E245 MATH ATTACK- Maths rci3tc games for kids E2J2 ANIMAL-LAND-Ideal for young kid. Excel E243 PICTURE-MATHS-Maths program for kids E245 BEGINER GUIDE TO WB 3 (A1200 only) E247 GLOBE FACT(2[ fact about planet earth E248 KID ONLY. 6 excelont
game to play with E250 SANTA -Help Santa collect present game* E25T BIR5THDAY HISTORY V2.2- ninqai kid en the math subjects RECOMMEND E121 PICTURE PUSLE briilant JIGSAW type games El22 WORD FACTORY Br.llanL tesch kid worcfc KID DISKS 1.2,3,4,5 Excellent collection of education programs. Ideal for teaching kids various subjects while retaining the fun E128 ASTRO 22 PRO.V3-Tne latest astrology program that accurately calculates the position of the planet edipe. Zodiac position etc. Recommend E130 FRENCH VERD TESTER should help you with bench.
E131 CULT TV DATA BASE II (7 ‘ *“ E132 WORLD HISTORY BOOK E163 JAPANESE - teach you the Japanese languaq E164 PAINT IT (not A50Q1.3] late*t COLOURING BOOK E165 KEY BOARD TRAINER An excellent tuping tutor.
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E103 DISCOVERY OF THE ATOM, tutoria! On the Atom (2D) E10A DESK TOP GUIDE TO MUSlC(3DJguJd* & luiorlal E107 TRUMPTY FIREWORK ALPHABET Very entertening El33 LITTLE TRAVELLER 11(2) Infomabcn on word wide E134 X-FILES-Gulde lo the Tv series very Imerestrvg E148 CHESS & TUTOR - FULLIeach you how to play che*s E15Q INTERNET-FULL guide to Internet A superhighway E161 CLI A SHELL TUTOR (help) Ideal for beginner Ef 82 DELUXE PA)NT GRAPHIC TUTOR V 3 4 4 RECOMMEND , I -r; - 'EDUCATION A J J JH V V' 21 GAME? - ~ Latest education pack & n E109 MR MEN OLYMPIC (2D) man) WE ALSO STOCK THE ENTIRE COLLECTION
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WORKBENCH Improve the look of your WB & add soma function to your WB really BR1LLANT AGA022 WB 3 UTILITIES load of Wo 3 only utilities AGA023 U-CHESS th* best d*si program games so far but require 4 megbytc* Britient graphic AGA024 WORKBENCH 3 SCREEN Great bock drop AGA41 ADULT SLIDE Vol 1 -9 (2 disk each) ‘see baton* A GAS? BODY SHOP VOL S-? (2 disk eke*) '»•* betow AGA 60 FIT CHICK vol f-312diik each) wt below to o'dar any ditk above fust atata d-sk code A volume ro’ (ramtmbti 2 disk par vsljms) ¦DEGRADER AGAO90 AI200 FIX DISK COLLETCION 1 AGA091 A1200 FIX DISK 2 COLLETCION 2 AGA094 RELOCKIT
VI 4o latest. Run A500 SOFTWARE AGA306 A1200 FIX DISK VOL 3 (new july 95} All disk above are deugn to make any old A500-A500 Amiga programs games etc lo run on your A1200 A4000 MUST FOR ALL AGA AMIGA OWNER. RECOMMEND 18 DEMOS MUST BE 1B AND OVER X80 CINDY CRAWFORD (Z) X74 MADONNA (SEX) (3) X01 SHOWER GIRL XQ3 BODY TALK (2) Xofl MARIE WHITTAKER X24 SABRINA SPECIAL X25 DIE FILKINGER X26 MADONNA EARLY DAYE X28 KATHY LLOYD X30 MEGA-MAID X31 CALENDAR OIRL X32 MAYFAIR X33 UTOPIA 4 DISKS) X4S GIRLS OR SPORT X49 PAGE 3 GIRLS X70 GON CON GIRL X71 TINA SMALL X91 CINDY CALENDAR '95 X9G HOT D ADC 1 X97
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addictive to play GS56 TRAM-DRIVER SIMULATION - The most realistic train aim.
G957 MASTER BLASTER - Kill various monster* with bomb* G958 KNOCK-OUT Mini derby destruction, very addictive G959 DUNGEON HERO - 3D Graphic adventure similar to Doom GS60 MORTAL KUMQUAT 3 - Weird bul lun beat-em-up G96T CODE NAME NANO - Superb Thrust Clone (Nano Fly 2) G963 POXER MANIA - H you like poker then this is for you G965 LEATHAL FORMULA - Advonture similar to Monkey Island E253 BEGINNER TYPING TUTOR E254 WORD PUZZLE PRO • Create CrossWord puzzle to solve puzzle E256 KID DISK 7 - Another very fine education program E257 A-Z COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD E258 UK COUNTIES Simitar lo above but
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another to publish something.
I've been exploiting the Amiga’s publishing prowess for many years and still do, publishing not only a magazine, but most of my point of sale material as well.
Desktop publishing covers many areas, and in this feature I want to walk you through a few of these, looking at both software and hardware that you can use with your Amiga.
The art of publishing can be broken up into four main categories. There is the production of text, pictures and then the coming together of both in a layout package and finally, there is the printing, Written word You could say that desktop publishing started with the printed word and wordprocessors.
Thanks to the personal computer though, words can now be mixed with pictures not only in dedicated page layout programs like PageStream but also in wordprocessors such as Wordworth and Final Writer.
There are two ways you can look at the printed word in desktop publishing. One is where you create the text in a program suited for text creation and then use that text in a page layout program. This is what we do at LH Publishing where the words are created in Protext, saved as ASCII and then imported into either ProPage or PageStream.
The advantage for us in doing it that way is that nothing gets in the way of the writing.
You don't have to worry about what font it's in, where this picture goes and so on. You just get on with putting the words down that are required. This is why we use Protext, a text based wordprocessor.
We realise though that the way it's done by the majority of Amiga owners is rather different. Most create their text in either Wordworth or Final Writer.
If that's Larry Hickmott guides the absolute DTP beginner throught the mind field that is the publishing industry, find out what software, hardware and techniques you need to get your work puiblished Absolute you, and there's a strong chance it will be, and you intend using the text in another program like PageStream or ProPage, the best way is to save the text as ASCII and import it into the page layout program of your choice, Some will ask why not do it in the page layout's wordprocessor and for me the answer is simple. Programs like Wordworth, Final Writer and Protext have more powerful
text editing functions. Sure, the Article Editor in ProPage has a spell checker, but I prefer the one in Protext which has Auto correct to correct commonly misspelled words, a function also present in Wordworth and Final Writer.
I couldn't do without the thesaurus either.
For example, a little earlier I used the word proof twice in the one sentence and didn't like the sound of it, so I used the thesaurus to come up with the word ’evidence’ to replace one occurrence of the word proof.
Amiga wordprocessors can be used for more than just word creation though, page layout as well, for example, Gone are the days when you couldn't format your text or add ¦ I El933 OnU Pt»l Iua CK =3 h- B M l !¦ r««t5olpt B I Cep 1* UB Qtrin IO rr Qcarrttl Tiff Output: | rir.inn ii» i birnrl.'El* O3 Color M Color OCHiCRl Qcolor PostScript I S«»U I High end desktop publishing packages like Professional Page 4.1 have much more advanced features when it comes to PostScript output Ink Hwi: vr E l*roe*ii Bl gPr.p.u Vel I aw pTPrec«*» Urgent.
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I personally prefer not to do my DTP in this way because I
believe in using just one or two programs for all my page
layout work. So whereas many will write letters in a
wordprocessor, I normally do it a DTP program because it's
what I know best There is no right or wrong way, just the one
- A Case Study if evidence that the Amiga can cut it when it
comes to DTP was needed then my own business, LH Publishing, is
living proof that it can. I've been producing a magazine
for nearly four years on an Amiga and have also produced a
number of books and manuals.
This is why i feel very strongly about supporting the Amiga and Amiga DTP.
When Cold Disk stopped publishing Amiga products, I dipped my hand into my pocket to get them to sell me a licence to resell Professional Page 4.1, something we are still doing.
The promotion of Amiga DTP products has increased, as I have come to see that no other company in the UK has the appetite or experience to do this. So much so, my business now Imports products from long time Amiga supporters, Soft-Loglk, as well as important Hems like ImageFX, data Cds and TiirboPrint 5.
To produce our magazine we use both Professional Page and PageStream 5; the words are produced In Protext Many of the graphics are scanner using ImageFX 2.6 and an that you feel most comfortable with. I prefer a DTP application because I hate being dictated to when it comes to how things are done. I have never liked being told what to do and there's no way I like my software to tell me I can't do something. I'll give you an example. Let's say you want to lay out a letter in columns. In a wordprocessor you can do it in columns, but producing uneven columns Bpson CT-8500. Headings and
Illustrations are created in DrawStudio while the editing of bitmap images is taken care of in both Personal Paint and ImageFX 2.6. The films for the printer are done on Hewlett-Packard lasers while the proofs are normally output on one of the Bpson Stylus inkjets we have here via TiirboPrint S. As far as hardware goes, all our work Is now done on an 060 based 1200 although this is soon to change. Not long ago we picked up a second-hand 4000 030 and I feel now is the right time to equip the 4000 with a graphics card. Although we have both Zip and Jaz drives, I prefer the latter - the Zip
drive fills up far to quickly.
For those that feel we might change our minds if we had a Macintosh or PC we also have these as well. The Macintosh hasn't been turned on for almost three months and the PC is Siamesed to the Amiga and only used for accounts and the database. The Amiga really does rule and for all the right reasons.
That are linked requires a lot of lateral thinking. In a DTP program, it's simplicity itself.
A wordprocessor is a column based program while DTP programs are page based, The difference is simple enough. A page in a wordprocessor already comes with the columns in place. You can choose to alter the number via requesters and so on, but you can't pick them up and move them willy nilly.
We do now have text frames in wordprocessors as well as tables, which enable us to have what I call free standing columns of text Amiga Computing mm if you're happy using your wordprocessor for DTP, then so be it, but don't be afraid to experiment because in the long run it will make you better at what you do.
Force yourself to learn new applications because you will generally find each program has a strong area which you can put to good use at some time.
Tell a story Text with no pictures is not something 1 find appealing. When faced with such a page, I will always try and find something to break I really enjoy using photoquality pictures and it's because of this that I have been driven to push my Amiga to its limits so that I can reproduce pages almost as good as the ones you see here Final Writer - Relecrte 5 of ..... .... . Jffigj fT i «]n|F = l=IHFriTrqtiii|p Bj lu] T ViviaiolBigl lal Bja|B|S ngp A VINTAGE YEAR FOR DEWSBURY WINES 1997 _ JafluMT . N*Wu«5_ . , _ w in wm th « u i*o tt W is t* if n nc td int th n t* yi i v £ i x s y j t « 5
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possible in programs like Final Writer and Wordworth, even
though they were designed as wordprocessors but, as yet, they
can't be linked together.
For letters, reports and a lot of other things, this isn't important. In fact, with end notes, foot notes and more, the wordprocessor is well suited to technical notes and 1 would recommend it for such, especially with contents generation and so on where 1 would draw the line is when creating booklets, have facing pages, Word processors were not designed for this and it is definitely easier to use a DTP program. 1 would also say that a DTP program is better suited for those who want to use PostScript. Most wordprocessors support it but only in a fairly minor way.
You will also find a desktop publishing package is more flexible with graphics. Both Wordworth and Final Writer are quite adept with graphics but nowhere near as good as either PageStream or ProPage. The DTP packages can handle more graphics formats for example, and the drawing tools are generally more powerful.
Then we come to font handling. Amiga wordprocessors have made great strides in making sure they support many different formats of fonts but still do not have the control necessary for controlling the kerning of fonts
- the ability to set the kerning for individual fonts and
individual pairs, for example.
Many of these points may appear to be of minor importance, but to the serious publisher, they can be the difference between an eye catching layout and one that is plain and drab.
The key to knowing which one to use is experience. If you've only just started with DTP, then experiment and find what's comfortable - what I like may be totally unsuitable for you. For years, I have advocated the use of Professional Page, because it's what I know, but recently have spent a lot of time using the latest version of PageStream and feel comfortable using it. I don't use a WYSIWYG wordprocessor for the bulk of my work because when it comes to page layout, I often find I'm restricted in what 1 can do.
Amiga Computing HAT YOU NEED Dasktop publishing is something you can do even with a wordprocessor like Wordworth it up to make it less intimidating, even if it's just whitespace.
I really enjoy using photo-quality pictures and it’s because of this that I have been driven to push my Amiga to its limits so that I can reproduce pages almost as good as the ones you see here, but printed from a desktop printer, in the beginning, before we had TurboPrinti andjStudio, that wasn't possible (except of course if you had a PostScript printer). Now it is, thanks not only to print enhancement packages but also much better printers. 3 The type df pictures you choose depends on many factors. There are two main categories - structured and bitmap. I prefer bitmaps. There is a
misunderstanding that you only get good quality output from structured drawings but that is a lie. The reason for this is simple: Bitmaps are more compatible with whatever application you care to name and support anything a program is capable of producing.
I'll give you an example. There are many different types of EP5 and not all will work with applications that are supposedly EPS friendly. I also found that when testing some A Xe - ftow tot No Stymting : code other then perhaps fi Useful hr taking text from a | tt-crdpfocessof into a DTP pock-1 age
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Format which enables you id rake text from an appSccoon, retaining some of the formatting but not pictures and so on.
In conjunction with Font translation tables, RTF can be useful for may who own a PC and an Amiga Separation - When you print a page in full colour (or spot colour) for output on a printing press, you will need to separate the process or spot colours so each one & pmted on a sepa- rate piece of film. Only DTP pro-1 grams handle this sort of wori PcstSa.pt - A programming language popular for descrbng pages Has marry advantages and is the industry standard for publishing. In general a PostScript page will print more quickly than one to a non Postscript printer. Only bitmap images slow down
• Any Amiga, but the better your machine, the more adventurous
you can be in the work you take on.
• Flatbed scanner. Now very affordable, flatbed scanners are the
best way to get images into your Amiga. Other methods include
hand scanners and digitisers.
• Printer. DTP just isn't the same without a printer! I recommend
a modem inkjet because they can produce photo-realistic
colour and pin sharp black and white. If you have to produce
lots of copies, I recommend a laser.
• Large hard drive or removable drive.
Each copy of my magazine takes up at least 30Mb of disk space, so having plenty is important A Zip drive is a good way to give you that extra space you need,
• SCSI Port SCSI is much more useful than IDE in my experience,
and with a SCSI port you can connect Zip and laz drives, plus
CD-Roms and scanners.
• Word processor. One like Wordworth or Final Writer can be used
for all your word creation and layout needs. I use Protext
(sadly no longer available as far as I know) to create my
words, even those for Amiga Computing!
• Graphics programs. You'll need something to process images
starting off with a program like Personal Paint (or Dpaint) but
for those working with photographic images, I recommend a
package that works in 34-bit fidelity.
Packages like ImageFX. Art Effect and DrawStudio. ImageFX also comes with scanner drivers.
• Page Layout. You have three options here. The cheapest is
PageStream 25E, now available for only £25 in the UK. Next on
the monetary ladder is Professional Page 4.1 at £49.95 with
the best being PageStream 3 at £125.
• Print Enhancement Package. To make sure your creations come out
on paper as good as they look on screen, you need either Studio
II Professional or TiirboPrint 5.
• Font Editors. Outline fonts are the bedrock of DTP and with
lypeSmith, you'll be able to edit and create your Qhe
Publishing Industry One of the most common questions I am asked
is whether someone with an Amiga can make a living out of
publishing. The answer is simple enough - yes.
After all, I did it which is proof that anybody can. There is only one obstacle you will face and that is the industry that supports publishing. Don't be alarmed, you'd face the same problem if you owned a PC. That's because the printing industry is Macintosh based.
Whenever you want some high resolution film produced, you'll have to be ready for rejection because many bureaus, more through incompetence than anything, won't accept it. Many are not happy unless they have a document file, and Amiga document files won't load into Macintosh applications of course. So you hand them a PostScript file but quite a few don’t know want to do with this.
That's when the problems start.
My advice is to get a PostScript printer, and if you do spot colour work, find a printer that works from positive film. That way, you can produce your own film on the PostScript laser. If however, you want to do full colour work, get a PostScript laser for proofing PostScript files and a colour inkjet for doing colour proofs, but take a PostScript file from your application to the bureau. Show them the proofs of the separations and the colour proof and tell them simply to send the PostScript files to the image setter. Some will, some won't.
My advice is to get plenty of practise producing proofs which you can show your bureau, and iron out any possible problem areas before you get too far ahead of yourself.
Amiga Computing applications, EPS images can take a lot longer to print to non-PostScript printers. If you have a PostScript printer, and only a small number of Amiga owners do, then the opposite is true.
Structured drawings will print more quickly.
The big failing of a structured drawing is that, depending on what format you work with, you will be faced with various restrictions. Things like bitmap fills and transparent colours, which are now possible in a number of applications, are not possible in commonly used structured formats. Suffice to say, providing you stick to some simple guidelines, bitmaps will print every bit as well as structured objects.
SEFUL UK PHONE NUMBERS If creating an image, make it big and scale down and if the program supports anti-aliasing, use it. If creating line art, make sure it is created at the same resolution as your printer. On-screen, the image is at 75 dpi (approx), so if you know you have to create a diagram one inch in size and your printer is 300 dpi, it must be created on a screen four inches wide and then scaled down in the DTP program.
The one exception to this is DrawStudio, where you can create your image any old size and just select the resolution you require when exporting the image.
Taking words and mixing them with pictures can be done in a wordprocessor as already explained, but by far the best solution is to use a DTP program. These applications are page based. That means, the program gives you a clean white page and you are free to place whatever object you want, wherever you want, Jargon ¦!-hO in.f - Onewhkhhos to be separated into four colours
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then have the printer use his Pmtone catalogue to rrw cn ink
the some colour.
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12 points ro one pica and six pi cas to an mdi Ant -dr ' - Imagine types of curves, block on a white bade- (pound One is just black end when printed vts ble steps can be seen in the curve if not scaled properfy. The second with anti-aliasing, is where shades of grey ore used to smooth the transition between he black curve and the white background, producing a smoothing looking hne.
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This is the biggest single advantage that a DTP program has over a wordprocessor. There are no rules to follow, which in many cases, can make it more difficult because there's more room to make a mess of things and if my early work is anything to go by, most people starting out will do just that.
On the Amiga we only have one DTP application still being developed: PageStream 3, For those interested, it is available in the UK because I went out and bought a whole load recently.
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casual publisher, it's probably ideal.
Professional Page 4.1 is a package I still use more than any other, even though it's many years old and no longer developed. I also have programs like QuarkXPress, PageMaker 6.5 and the popular PagePlus (PC), but they all suffer from one problem or another which is why I stick to Amiga publishing apps. When it comes to DTP, the Amiga does it as well as any computer.
TEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DTP Text is placed into linked frames as i here. An eye catching drop cap is placed e the page to make the starting point of the article more noticeable. DTP programs are better with this sort of approach because text frames are more flexible to use than the fixed columns in a wordprocessor In the case of a magazine layout, a heading is placed on the page along with a few other items. Notice the way the grid is used. This adherence to the grid can be broken occasionally to crpate a more freeform approach that will stand out among the other, more structured, layouts Amiga
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©FFUFt ©F H©(MTin] A500 A600 A1200 Power Supply Only £1 4.95 ZIP, JAZZ & SYQUEST CARTS Dan Winfield explains why he could not live without his CyberVision 3D ne of the best investments I have ever made for my Amiga has got to be a graphics card. My first one, a Picasso II, brought life back into my A4000 with fast 256 colour Workbench and higher resolutions. The move from AGA to the Picasso was much more noticeable than when I moved from my ECS A1500 to AGA all those years ago.
It wasn't long, however, before I wanted more. I found myself craving to view the Web in thousands of colours, use the new CyberGraphics screen modes in programs like Image FX and, most of all, keep up with the speed of graphics cards on the PC.
As if in answer to my need, Phases announced its new CyberVision 64 3D graphics card with 4Mb video RAM, I had read the reviews of the CyberVision 64 card in the past and decided to order one. The card was due to arrive in a couple of months so I sat back and waited. Good job I had registered CyberGraphics for the Picasso II while I was waiting, but 15bit screens were slow and I couldn't wait for a 64bit dream of a card.
I lost track of how long it took to arrive. Like all good Amiga users I am used to waiting, and eventually the card was delivered (several months late) in the first week of January. The slim black sexy box containing the CV3D was in my hands and all was forgiven.
In with the new The installation instructions seemed simple enough so I got into action. Here's a tip which may be useful; before you turn off your Amiga and start the install, make sure you set the Workbench screen back into an original mode that your monitor can see, or you will find you won't be able to see anything when you turn it back on with the CV3D. I had to put my Picasso back in and do this!
Opening up your machine requires a bit of care, make sure you keep all the screws safe as you take them out and remember that static electricity will cause damage if you do not take precautions. Buy, borrow or pinch a static wristband, take out all the power leads from the back of your Amiga and don't be too forceful.
Follow the instructions and you should soon have the card in place. The CV3D uses a new version of the popular CyberGraphics software which is up to v3 now. This was easy to install and ! Had no problem with setting the software to use the monitor file from the old Picasso CyberGraphics installation, Getting your monitor working with the CyberGraphics software requires you to use a program called CVMode, further help on this is on the Internet at the official CyberGraphics support site (see Web references).
One more reboot and I was ready for action.
Booted fine, nice new boot logo, no error messages or anything unexpected. Start Image FX, crash. WHAT? Start Directory Opus, crash! Start ibrowse, crash! Doh! Start to panic. I read the manual and calmed down a little - some systems with accelerators need to have the latest Buster chip and mine was one of them (see box out).
Impressions One week and one new buster later. OK, up and running and stable in 15bit 800*600, but what did I think?
The CV3D was definitely much faster than the Picasso II. Opening, moving and resizing windows was snappy. A big test for me was always going to be swapping between screens.
I usually have three screens going - Workbench, a MU1 screen for ibrowse Web development and Xwindows so 1 can run Netscape and other UNIX applications from our server across the office. Yes, again, it was snappy and many times faster than with my Picasso II and what's more, there are still draggable screens, f then proceeded to spend many hours trying out all my software, 3-D demos and getting the latest drivers from the CyberGraphics Web site.
I was very happy with the CV3D, especially as I use my Amiga at work and the speed increase alone makes the card worthwhile. But this speed has been available in the past with the Cybervision64, so what about the new 3-D side of the card?
The CV3D is powered by the Virge graphics chip from S3 (if you want to delve into more detailed specifications, everything you need is on the CyberGraphics Web site). The 3-D demos that come with the board demonstrate the potential of the Virge chip.
They are simple texture mapped shapes that you can rotate using the key pad. If you play with your keyboard delay settings you can get them to spin more quickly and smoothly. I managed to get them to produce a suitably hypnotic effect as I stared at the screen rotating the objects round and then back again, I was impressed with this early demonstration and hope that software developers use it, particularly in 3-D rendering packages, in the future.
I have been using the card for nearly three months, five days a week and have found it very stable and a definite welcome addition to my set up. If you have a CyberStorm 060, as I do, then you will have pretty much reached the limit of what an Amiga can do at the moment, but don't sit back and feel all smug just yet.
The Picasso IV has recently been released and although I haven't tried it myself, it seems Amiga Computing the heated head to head that will surely ensue.
Remember, if you want to use the latest drivers after you have bought your CV3D, they are on the CyberGraphics Web site. You will then benefit from extra options such as SUPERLAYERS which greatly speeds up all window moving.
All in all, 1 am completely happy with the CV3D's performance. I know there are some faster cards for the PC, but then who knows what the future holds now Gateway 2000 has bought the Amiga and with the pending release of the Power Up card with optimised RISC drivers from Phases? If you want speedy graphics now, then the CV3D represents excellent value at £179.95. w EB SITE REFERENCE to have very good specifications and represents extremely good competition for the CV3D. For a start it has its own 3-D module promised and a video pass-through as standard - wait a minute, this is a CV3D
review not a Picasso IV advert.
There are a couple of expansion options worth mentioning that can be added to a CV3D. The first is a Scan doubler module, this will be essential if you rely on the old Amiga screen modes. The CV3D doesn't come with a pass-through as standard, and so it is impossible to see some Amiga screen modes, something I had been used to on my old Picasso II.
This is just not a standard option and not a problem because it is possible to buy one If you need it. I don't think 1 will, but I do want to get the Mpeg module. This option was QUSTED BUSTER When I installed my CV3D I soon discovered that I had to upgrade my Buster chip.
There are bugs in some of the Buster chips on older Amiga 4000's, usually Revision 9 ones, which makes using Zorro III slots unstable with accelerators that operate at anything but the original 25MHz. Have a check and see what version you have.
Promised for the original CV64 card but was never built due to S3 dropping support for the old Trio64 data bus. This module allows realtime Mpeg audio and video decoding without processor usage. You can even open the video into a window on Workbench in 15 or S6bit colour, This is all very well, but I just read this on the Phase5 Web site because, as it stands, the module hasn't been released. I hope it is, but then again 1 am still waiting for the CyberStorm Ethernet module.
I did try out some speed tests using a program called SysSpeed, but really this is only useful if there is something to compare it to. I did not have a Picasso IV to hand, but when we review it I will make sure a statistical comparison is made. So you will have to wait for My revision 9 was taken out and replaced with a revision 11, which I ordered from Dart Computer Services (0116 2470059). The installation was simple and everything worked a treat from then on. Again, more information about the Buster bug can be found on the CyberGraphics Web site.
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Why not have an art page where people draw pictures by hand or by computer that have to do with AC or anything else with the Amiga, and the best drawings of the month will win a prize?
If you have something you need to get off your then put pen to paper and write to ESP, Amiga Computing, Media House, Adiington Park, Macclesfield, SK10 4NP. You can also Email us at ESP@acomp. Demon.co.uk We have various software bundles to give away for the best letters (please indicate whether you’d prefer serious software or games). We do try to reply to all Emails and letters, but at busy periods this is sometimes not possible so please bear with us Getting down to some real business.
Why doesn't the Amiga Company publicise the Amiga with commercials on TV? Why do we pay so much for Amiga parts when we can buy parts for Pcs at a cheaper price, and we can use it on the Amiga?
What I'm getting at is that the Amiga has a lot of potential and is the greatest computer in the world, but without any advertisements how will anyone know what the Amiga is? People may see an Amiga magazine on a news stand, but why are they gonna buy it if they don't have a clue of what type of computer it is?
Another thing -upgrades. The PC, for instance, has an MMX chip now, but what about the Amiga? Pcs can be upgraded without too much work. How come the Amiga doesn't have special America Online and CompuServe disks like the PC?
I do not want to make it seem as if the Amiga is a bad computer, it is my favourite computer and games system, but if you don’t let others know what It can do, then what’s the point?
Joey Di Perla, jjdipertoJ firstname.lastname@example.org Mmmm, so it would be like a letters page without me answering? Nah, my ego's too big for that sort of thing, and if I started letting you lot write games reviews we would have to fire Hugh and Amiga Computing Towers just wouldn't seem the same with the clomping of his size I2s.
If you know what you are doing, what is stopping you buying parts from a PC shop? Generally you will find that most Amiga shops deal with a much smaller number of customers but can provide dedicated Amiga help, and you know what you are buying is guaranteed to work with your Amiga. For example, if you ring up a PC shop and ask for memory, you could mean SIMMs, DRAM, SRAM, VRAM or WRAM. Whereas in an Amiga shop you would have no such problem.
I can tell you why there are no Amiga adverts on the TV - money. It is a fact that adverts are the single most expensive form of media and, at the moment, Amiga International has better things to spend its money on. Perhaps when a new machine sees the fight of day we will see an advertising push.
As for MMX, you will never see that appearing for the Amiga as it is part of the Pentium processor and 1 think it's just a crafty ploy by Intel to force people to upgrade their processors to at least 166MHz. But as for Amiga's not being upgradable, that is just not true. With an A1200 you can upgrade the processor, memory, hard drive, add SCSI drives, CD- Roms, video grabbers, sound samplers and for the A4000, the sky's the limit.
What you seem to forget is that the Amiga is a minority computer platform, you might not like it but it is a fact.
Companies such as CompuServe and AOL will never have Amiga support, unless someone practically gives them the necessary software.
Eqe're SO nasty I think you should start running a "Spot The Amiga" column. It’s good fun and it heightens awareness. For example I saw an A1200 on the Working Lunch programme, BBC2, 20 Feb, It was reporting on a Welsh animation company, Serial, and was running an animation of a line a drawing of a cartoon that had been digitised. What do you think?
Michael Barkhordar, email@example.com A few years ago there was a spate of Amigas appearing on TV - largely due to a number of video companies using Amigas to produce computer screens that have to be seen on TV, and so avoid the flickering you would get from a normal PC screen display.
Sure, if you spot an Amiga you can write in. However, I'm not promising we will do anything with the letters. That's the sort of caring sharing attitude you have come to expect from Amiga Computing.
Amiga Computing [TuikPak, shmishpak I found this on your Web page, and feel that I have to comment on it.
QuikPak does not, however, seem to agree with the numerous companies that said it should concentrate on cheap, entry level machines instead of the Video Professional market.
"The Video market is currently providing the only purchasers of A4000Ts - that is why we devote so much development to them," said Robinson. "Bringing back the A1200 was a huge mistake by Escom. 1992 systems re-introduced at ridiculous prices...hey, I'm a fanatic and even I wouldn't pay a thousand Canadian dollars for a computer I purchased for 599 dollars in the spring of 1994."
"The Video market people are the only ones that need an A4000T, as for the A1200 I agree, and furthermore I think that its all in one approach is butt ugly. 1 want separate keyboard from system, and front mounted drives".
"We do have an entry level system ready to go, but the big question is, will anyone buy one?" I will buy it if the price is right, and it has an Akiko chip, real NVRAM, RF, AV, SVHS, ARCS, video output, and a power PC604 lOOKHz CPU.
The demands for all-powerful Amigas at ever cheaper prices do not impress Robinson either. "Cheap, cheap, cheap...to these people who whine about cheap PC IBM clones, I say so buy one and shut the f**k up.". He continued: "The Amiga in my opinion has value. An A4000t at $ 1997.00 US with 16 Mb of Ram, a CD-Rom drive, SCSI II HD, a software bundle and all the wonderful capabilities it delivers, is good value. This is a true pre-emptive multitasking computer with unmatched video potential" That's nice, but it still can’t play Doom! I didn't buy an Amiga CD32, SX1, 2.5" 340mb HD, 4Mb Fast Ram to
do rendering, I bought it to play computer games on my 35" SVHS TV using a multi-firing button Joypad and in NTSC. I take great pleasure in playing Frontier Elite II from my bed using only the CD32 Joypad, and feel sorry for other Amiga users who have to play it with a joy stick mouse and key board staring at a 14" monitor they will probably get haemorrhoids and spend their declining years glowing in the dark, sitting on those little round air filled doughnut things.
I also feel that it is necessary to give the people who created Guardian for the CD32 some praise for figuring out that NTSC players can play their PAL game if they let them move the game to the top of the overscan screen, too bad the morons at Sensible software didn’t figure this out before they released Cannon Fodder CD32!
QuikPak hopes to have good news for the Amiga by the time this issue hits the shelves. Rest assured, we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments.
Looking forward to it!
Eric Hyland, firstname.lastname@example.org I'm sure you're glad you got that off your chest. 1 suppose now, pretty much everything that QuikPak, and VIScorp for that matter, have said will have to be redressed. I would imagine QuikPak will keep its current relationship with Amiga Technology International and SO produce its rather expensive A4000 systems, something you have pointed out yourself.
Somehow I don't think QuikPak was talking about an entry level PowerPC system - one thing 1 am looking for Gateway to allow is the Amiga's operating system to be ported to the PowerPC. This is something that will have to be done before we see any hardware coming from Amiga International, I would guess.
The PAL, NTSC screen display difference has always caused problems. I know there are a lot of people in Europe that would have liked to get their hands on a PAL Toaster system, but then NewTEK totally missed out on that market. Sorry, I was forgetting you are not Qmiga "Take-over Reading Tom Broekmans letter from The Netherlands in issue 110, 1 couldn't help but comment. He asks "Why is the take-over taking so long ?'
It is an unfortunate fact that it is in the liquidator's interests to drag the process out as long as possible because that is how they make their money.
On a more positive note, it would only take some sensible marketing and ciever pricing, clearly aimed at the many families who still haven't got a PC only because they can’t afford one, for the Amiga (1200 with a big hard drive and 8Mb of Ram - no need for acceleration) to gain a good hold again in the home computing marketplace.
That is definitely what should be done. Working as I do - on Pcs for families that can afford them, don't really need them and can't use them - I go back home to my Amiga and wonder why they aren't using one of these!
We (as Amiga users) know what even the most basic machine is capable of, and it is time someone out there in the computer industry realised it and did something about it. There is a real need for an alternative to the PC, and we need it fast.
Kim Fyson, Kim@draught.demon.co.uk I am very, very happy to be able to say the wait is finally over and the Amiga has been bought, as I am sure you all should be aware of by now. You are correct in saying that it is the job of the liquidator to get the best possible deal, as they are working on behalf of the creditors who want their interested in that sort of thing.
The problem you are facing is that the games market in the US is so small and as most Amiga game developers are European, they will simply ignore NTSC users. In reality, if programmers used the operating system this would not be a problem as you could choose the screen mode. The AmigaQuake port does this, along with multitasking and supporting graphics cards.
What you have to remember is that you and QuikPak are talking about two almost completely different machines.
You want a PlayStation, MMX beating, Amiga games machine. Whereas QuikPak simply wants to sell machines based on current Amiga technology, for which the only current market in America is high-end Toaster Raytracing systems.
You almost point out the problem yourself, you want a PowerPC system, and this is something I doubt QuikPak would ever have been able to produce. It would require a large cash investment, not only to employee the programmers to port the OS but also the engineers to design the hardware, even using off the shelf parts. Gateway however, has the financial muscle to make things happen.
It money back, but in doing so they may have actually done the Amiga some good, A large company such as Gateway 2000 has substantial financial backing that could get some serious development underway, but that is something we can look forward to sometime in the future.
On your main point, I could not agree more, there is clearly a gap in the computer market that Pcs do not currently fill, and perhaps never will.
Due to the continuing growing hardware specifications of software and games, second hand Pcs may always be under specced.
Thanks to the low hardware overheads of the Amiga's operating system, systems ranging from set top boxes, low cost home computers, all the way up to full blown file servers could be based and developed around the Amiga's operating system.
When it comes to the A1200, I think the hardware is woefully out of date - the display hardware being the main problem. On the whole, I do agree that an A1200 with hard drive, 8Mb Ram and an 030 would make a perfect home computer. Particularly if the bundle could be sold for £400.1 still think the major stumbling block is the display, as 256 colours on-screen is the absolute minimum people expect and, lets face it, AGA can't cut the graphical display mustard (whatever that means).
Amiga Computing Olthough I've only been able to cover a very small part of the C language during the last few months, it should have been enough to convince you that learning about the basic syntax requirements of C is not particularly difficult.
This changes dramatically however as you move into Amiga specific areas of C coding. The reason? It’s not C itself that's to blame - it's because there is a whole new set of Amiga system conventions to come to terms with.
One area that you will need to learn about straightaway is how to use the Amiga's libraries. With the exception of the exec library (which is always available), these have to be 'opened' using the exec OpenLibraryO function and if this returns a library pointer that is not zero, then the library is open and ready for use.
What does the code look like? Well, to open the intuition library for example we'd use a statement like this... Intultior,Base-(s:mt IntuitionBasa *) QpenLibraryCintuition.librarjr- O); IntuitionBase is a variable that we define elsewhere in the program. The (Struct IntuitionBase
* ) item is known as a 'cast1 and in this case allows us to tell
the compiler that it should view the value returned by
OpenLibraryO as a pointer to a system structure called
IntuitionBase. Casts do not alter the return values - the re
essentially used just to keep the compiler happy.
After use, the program must close the library Qnd That's It Weil at least as far as this C introduction goes. But don't panic, there'll be plenty of other C tutorials popping up from time to time (plus a little extra C coding help on our Web pages). Needless to say you’ll find on the cover disk both the example code I’ve by using an exec CloseLibraryQ function but of course neither this operation, nor any preceding use of any library functions, must be done unless the library opened successfully in the first place.
This is where the C language's ‘not equal to’ conditional test statement, !=, comes in handy.
By testing the value of IntuitionBase after making the OpenLibraryO call we can guard against ever using a library that isn’t open with code like this: if lntuitionS*se!=0) I* here ws could do soiething * CloseLibraryCCttriict Library
* )Intui ti onSase); } The CloseLibraryO call, and any other
statements written between these braces, will then only be
executed if the returned library pointer is non zero (which in
C terms is taken to indicate a 'true’ condition).
Wi N DOWS Listing ! Puts all these ideas together in a small program that opens the intuition library and then makes a call to a function called OpenWindowTagsO which creates a window for us. The initial 'include' statements are references to header files that, amongst other things, contain prototypes which tell the compiler how various Amiga library functions are used. Parameters like WA_Left in the window opening cali are known as tags and, coupled discussed and a slightly extended version that makes use of an intuition function called PrintlTextO to display some text in the window.
You'll also find a few extra notes that should help put a number of other Intuition- related issues into perspective!
Paul Overaa rounds up his introduction to the C language with intuition Your first Windows with the values supplied are the standard way of passing information to many Amiga library functions. The tags I've used set the position and size of the window, give it a title and indicate that the window should be given a drag bar (many more standard tags are defined in the Amiga system header files).
Intuition quite simply reads these tag values and then creates a suitable window. Normally an Intuition program would then monitor things like menu or gadget activity by requesting messages to be sent and it would terminate only when the user selected say a window close gadget or the 'quit' option of a menu.
This 'event handling' approach, however, is far too involved for our example and so instead I've made use of the DOS library's DelayQ function to provide a delay of about four seconds (this simply ensures that the window exists for long enough to be visible)!
Most startup code that compilers attach to Workbench runable programs, incidentally, opens the DOS library as a matter of course and this is why we did not need to explicitly Open this library in our example code. At the risk of adding to the confusion here it's perhaps also worth pointing out that a number of Amiga compilers, including Dice C and Storm C, do in fact provide automatic library opening schemes which allow you to make library calls without explicitly opening the libraries in the way I've described.
T include struct XntuitionSuse ‘IntuitionBase; struct Hindou *«indoti_p; aainO ( IntuitionBase=(struct IntuitionBase * IcpenLihraryt"intuit ion.library“,0! ; if CintuitionBasei=0) ( u i ndouj)=OpenS i ndout ags i NULL, KAJ.eft,20, UA„Top,2Q, WA_Hidth,200, VAJeight,100, IIAJraaBar liUE, BA Title,"tty First Windov",TAS_ESit ); betay(200); Closeltindovtuindouj); CtoseLibrarydstruct Library *)IntuitionBase); 1 j Listing 1; This has got to be about the simplest Intuition program that can be written!
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Java is still a buzzword in the computing industry. All the major platforms now have Java ports. Given the recent state of affairs in the Amiga world, it's no surprise that an Amiga port isn't quite there yet, but at least a number of initiatives are underway.
If nothing else, the Amiga is a survivor. I'm optimistic that in the not too distant future Amiga users will be actively developing and running Java applets and applications natively, no matter what kind of Amiga they own.
A bask Java applet running under the pring 1995 saw the launch of Sun | Microsystems' new portable programming language, Java. It took some time before multi-platform support became available, and it established itself as a technology that could bring interactivity to the WWW. Two years later, Java is still a buzzword in computing magazines and people are starting to realise that it has potential to do a lot more than just run applets on Web pages.
There is an incredible amount of hype surrounding Java. Once you wade through all this dross, however, you realise that while Java has great potential, it is really nothing more than a programming language.
Java overview There are a number of features which make it stand out from all the other languages out there, but probably the most important aspect of the language is Sun's push to make Java code as portable as possible The idea is that Java code can be written and compiled on any machine (that has a Java compiler) and the resulting executable can be run on any machine that has a Java runtime engine.
Sun call this 'write once, run anywhere’.
This is achieved by not compiling Java code into a native binary executable for a particular CPU architecture e.g. Intel x86 or Motorola 680x0, but into a bytecode for a Virtual machine'. This machine can be thought of as a machine which has a Java CPU instead of an Intel or Motorola processor.
Because the world is not full of machines with Java CPUs, we need a piece of native software on our computers to emulate this imaginary Java CPU. This piece of software is called a Java runtime engine or Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
The JVM's job is to emulate a virtual machine running a Java CPU. When Java was launched there was obviously no such thing rh ss public class Firsiflpplel *xterrd» Applet C public void paint(Graphics g)
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If Java continues the way it's going right now, the advent of native Amiga Java support could breath new iife into the machine.
The number of applications available to Amiga users could literally double overnight.
Leading software companies such as Corel are releasing Java based versions of top applications. Java's portability means reduced development costs for maintaining separate PC and Macintosh ports. The Karl Jeacle takes a look at the future of Java and the Amiga Amiga Computing as a Java computer. However, Sun is now shipping real Java CPUs, so before long, many machines may have Java co-processors on board, to handle Java code natively, in addition to a conventional CPU for existing applications, So in theory it shouldn't matter what kind of computer you have to run the latest greatest
applications - as long as they are written in Java. Application developers should be free to develop cade on any platform which can generate Java bytecodes, and this code should, in turn, run on any machine that has a Java runtime engine.
Ava Resources The building blocks Compilers At present, the only Java compiler available for the Amiga has come from Fred Fish's ADE (Amiga Development Environment) initiative.
It's a port of the Unix GNU program, guavac.
As with many Unix programs, there is no fancy front end. You just run it from a CL1 prompt and tell it what Java files to compile.
As far as programming is concerned, Java is very similar to C++. If you have already programmed in C++ or have C experience with a knowledge of object oriented principles, you should be able to pick up Java quite quickly.
JnfiLE EVELOPMENT Runtime engines P'Jami was the first attempt at porting Java to the Amiga, but unfortunately this project seems to have fallen by the wayside. In recent months, however, a number of new projects have appeared that are all working independently to create a fully functional Amiga JVM.
Kaffe is another ADE Unix port, and is already an established JVM on many other platforms. It attempts to implement the JVM by using a Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler. The idea here is to do some smart pre-compilation and convert Java bytecodes into native machine code on the fly so as to increase the speed of the interpretation process. A normal JVM will simply convert each bytecode It's no surprise to discover that the best place to look for more information on Java is on the Internet, so below are some useful URLs which should tell you more about everything discussed in this article.
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Fred Fish's ADE http: www.ninemoons.com products ade.html Guavac http: http.cs.berkeley.edu ~engberg guavac Kaffe http: www.kaffe.org For more information on Java in general, check out Sun's own JavaSoft site. It has all the specifications, white papers and latest information on what's hot in the Java world. If you're looking for Java applications, or libraries of code to help you write Java applets, Gamelan is for you.
JavaSoft http: www.javasoft.com Gamelan http: www.gamelan.com There are many books on Java now available, although most are aimed at programmers. If you want more general information on Java, by all means go to your local bookstore, but you’d be far better surfing the Web for articles, press releases and product reviews. If you're thinking of buying a Java book, an invaluable guide to some of the instruction it receives on an indi- vidual basis, and is thus a rather slow process, Finale Development is an up and coming Amiga developer that has announced Moca, a native Amiga JVM which also
uses the JIT technique. Moca is scheduled for launch this summer and will use ClassAct as its GUI for running Java programs.
KOFFIE is a Freeware Amiga JVM written by Jacco van Weert. Beta versions are available on Jacco's Web site. KOFFIE is based on a system called BEAST which offers programmers an environment for developing object oriented programs using any language. For the 00 literate amongst you, KOFFIE implements books available is at: http: sunsite.unc.edu javafaq books.html If you are buying a book, make sure rt covers the recently released version 1.1 Java language specification and not the older, more common
1. 0.2 release.
Despite the flexibility of Java as a general purpose programming language, its Internet popularity means that Web browsers are most likely to be the first Amiga applications to make use of Java.
Because of the amount of work involved in creating a JVM, Amiga Web browsers will probably provide Java support by using one of the existing Amiga JVM ports. Yvon Rozijn, author of Aweb, has indicated that this will be the path he will follow, and as soon as a suitable JVM is available, he will incorporate it into Aweb. No doubt other browsers such as iBrowse and Voyager will follow suit.
Finale Development's Web Cruiser (which should be available by the time you read this) is the latest Web browser on the block. In addition to the usual array of features, such as FITML 3.2 and Frames, Finale claims that Web Cruiser will support inline Java applets as soon as its Moca JVM is available (2nd quarter 1997).
RntKT.LSBIIS ea ™ Anyiohere y -X Wide acceptance of Java on the Internet guarantees Java a solid future as a language Java classes as BEAST classes, which means you could develop code in C or C++ with BEAST, but still make use of the functionality provided by the Java APIs.
Right now, the only full Java solution available on the Amiga is via a Macintosh emulator such as ShapeShifter. You don't have to use the Mac exclusively though, it’s possible to compile applets on the Amiga with guavac and then flick screens to the Mac where you can use either the Sun or Apple Java Development Kit (JDK) to run the applet.
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Vote ACA5 for a trouble free Amiga life EJRexx Hi folks, tiny problem really and I feel stupid asking. When I run OctaMED SoundStudio, a requester comes up and says it can’t find the Arexx port. The only option is "Proceed" which when clicked stiil allows the program to continue.
What am I doing wrong or what can I do to get rid of this annoying little requester.
Stuart Smith, 106413,2104@Compuserve.com The only thing I can think of is perhaps you have not run RexxMast, which is the server program that runs Arexx 4 scripts. Even so this should not stop SoundStudio running, but it is worth a try. RexxMast is found in the system drawer on your Workbench drawer, just drag it over to your WBStartup or you can add it to your user startup.
PEC DATATYPE PROBLEMS I am in trouble! I have an A1200 with 68030 J and 68882 plus 16Mb Simm memory. I want to run Mpeg animations in a Workbench window. The easiest way of doing this is find an Mpeg data type I could use with MultiView. This I did, getting the Mpeg data type from Aminet. After reading the documentation I now find that I need the following: as they were never released separately. The bad news is that these kits are not cheap, the even worse news is that current stocks are very low.
Seeing however, that Gateway has now taken over Amiga Technologies, perhaps we could see a Workbench 3.1 upgrade kit for current 3.0 users, and perhaps the bugs in the original version can be taken out too. Otherwise the only other way is if you had a friend who had the 3.1 disks, and they were to perhaps loose those disks for a while... Animation.datatype Realtime. Library lapeieck.gadget I believe that all these fiies are part of the Workbench
3. 1 release. I only have Workbench 3.0, so where can I get these
Jim McHugh, email@example.com Jiui ivik.1 ruy i, juiiii.
I It SI ow vp It seems you have diagnosed your own problem. As the Mpeg data type a subset of the animation data type class, you need this before you can use the Mpeg player. The tape deck library handles drawing the control tool bar that it uses and the real time library, I think, bandies the spooling of animation data from the hard drive.
Unfortunately, the only legal way to get hold of these files is to buy the Workbench 3.1 upgrade kits n Print I'm interested in buying an Epson Stylus 500 or possibly the new 600. I know there are a number of software packages available to allow the top 720dpi or 1440dpi printing resolutions, but I’m not sure exactly what is best suited to a 2.04 Amiga.
EnPrint was reviewed back in issue 105, I Balong with the Epson Stylus 500. At the ¦n U Btime it got 84 per cent as it was produc- Cfii ring print results comparable to TurboPrint What you have to remember is that Studio II and TurboPrint are generalised print managers, so will work with any printer that you have a print driver for, EnPrint however, only works with the Stylus range of Epson printers, so is a little cheaper. EnPrint is an American product but is available in the UK through EyeTech, ring 01642 713185.
1 believe EnPrint is a much cheaper option than Studio II, and then there is also TurboPrint, Any advice regarding this and where 1 can obtain EnPrint would be very welcome.
Boi, firstname.lastname@example.org Amiga Computing JUNE 1997 MIGA PROBLEMS I 1 have an Amiga A500 with a GVP Series II 40Mb HD, two external disk drives, one being a high density drive, and 5Mb of ram (1Mb being chip).
The problem is that my Amiga crashes in a major way. After the computer has been on for a period of time, only half an hour in some cases, the interna! Disk drive starts searching for a disk. This is then followed, after another five minutes or so, by the screen colours playing up. Large patches of red, green, blue and sometimes yellow appear. This is followed by the picture disappearing altogether, almost as if it weren't tuned into the TV set (the Amiga is connected to a TV via a modulator).
When the picture finally disappears the sound starts to play up, until nothing can be heard.
What I find strange is that if I connect the computer up to a TV through the B W video output, the picture is fine! However, the other problems persist Could it be one of the controller chips that is causing all these problems? Could you also tell me why the Amiga is so slow at printing, compared to a PC?
Paul Ellis, P.H.Ellis@Sheffield.ac.uk j Sounds like your Amiga is broken I me! However, the B W output 1 you refer to is actually called the composite colour output. If you have a television that has a composite input they look like normal audio plugs, you could get away with using this. I think the composite output works separately from the main RGB output The other possibility is that the modulator is broken, in which case this could be fixed with a £35 bit of kit in the form of a replacement modulator.
Unfortunately I don't know of a way to test if the modulator is working correctly except for trying it on another Amiga.
Unless you compare your A500 against a 7MHz 286, a PC is always going to be faster, even a crappy 486 is going to be 40 times faster than your A500, and is the main reason why they print so much faster.
500 HELP NEEDED Hi there, I currently have an Amiga 500, that doesn't go. I'm not completely certain at this stage, but I assume the power supply has gone.
Could you let me know an address on the Net for both, diagrams for the power supply, and diagrams for the Amiga? Or possibly any good Amiga sites that might help me to get this A500 going? The Amiga 500 is a 1990 model, with a fat Agnus.
Dave, email@example.com I never like it when people talk about power supplies, wiring and diagrams. I always get a vision of the person's skeleton lighting up like they do in cartoons.
To be honest, I do not know of any sites that have exactly what J you are looking for. Amiga Computing's own site has a good selection of Amiga, genera! Computing and other interest sites, just point your browser at http: www.idg.co.uk amigacomp and follow the links button.
Of course, if you are searching for specific Amiga links, you can't go wrong by using either the Web Directory http: www.cucug.org amiga.htmi or AmiCrawler http: www.amicrawler.com . The one place that I have come across that may be of use is the Hardware book at http: www.blackdown.org ~hwb hwb.html that keeps a list of all sort of computer diagrams and cable pin outs.
One more place worth a look is Aminet, in the hard directory you will find all sorts of documents describing projects and upgrades you can perform on your Amiga. It may be you will be able to track something down of use. The best way to find something in Aminet is to either download the complete index file from the root of the Aminet directory, or get the specific index from which directory you are interested in. One final way would be to use the Aminet search page at http: harvest.tu-dausthal.de AmiNET . Bhi vu her, li-j , Amiga Computing I He vs | KSP | AC AS | Features | Hevieys | Action
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Tku rVi u zkljxrit I llnr*i 1 an ’.-.itU s .fpih yw Ufflrlydxbif c the:t. VtHsavlv i+y .V There is a Mpeg player out there, and very good it is too Q600 EXPANSION I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade an A600 by putting more than 1 Mb on the trapdoor edge connector? I have a board which claims to take standard Simms so what is stopping me putting 4x2Mb in instead of 4x256K? I have been told that the computet can only address 1Mb via this connector, but vaguely recall 1.5Meg upgrades being available for the A500, am I mistaken?
Also, 1 recently bought a second hand hard disk, encountering the under-publicised Kickstart bug with Rom versions 37.299 and under, in that my computer failed to notice that it had an IDE interface, Virtually no-one is aware of this fault, and people in computer shops were telling me it was because I didn't have the right software etc. etc. A new ROM (admittedly at £20) was all that was needed. Let this be known.
PJ.Moore, PJ.Moore@uea.ac.uk 1 do remember that there were memory upgrades for the A600 that let you go beyond the 2Mb limit, but as to whether they required you to modify the A600 at all, I couldn't say. If you do try fitting the other Simms, at best, you will probably be wasting your money and at worst, could damage your A600.
Another option, and a way to increase your memory is to buy one of the A600 accelerator boards that have appeared over the last year. One was produced by Apollo and the other by a German company called M-Tec and, to be honest, the German version was better, due to the fact it fitted over the original A600 processor much more securely.
Going for the accelerator will not only give you a much faster A600 (I think the M-Tec was a 40MHz 030) but also, as they take normal memory Simms, up to 8Mb can added. If you want to contact M-Tec you will have to call them in Germany on +49 (0)2041 4656, As for the A600 hard drive problem, I did know about that, you have to get up pretty early in the morning to get one over on us, well about eight o'clock should do. You were pretty unfortunate, as apparently only the first batch of A600s where shipped with the ROM that did not support the internal IDE interface. Blame Commodore that’s what I
ISK CONVERSION I have an old Amiga 2000 and wish to convert some Amiga word perfect fiies to files I can run on my Pentium. I now have Microsoft Word and Windows 95.
While I know there are programs like CrossDos, the Amiga will not write to high density disks - the only type my PC will take. Do you know of any solutions to this problem or commercial companies who can make conversions of this type?
Sharon Levinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org True enough, the Amiga cannot read HD disks, but the PC should still be able to read normal double density PC formatted disks, and with CrossDos, y your Amiga can as well. In Windows 95 when you format a floppy disk there is a pull down menu that allows you to select how the disk should be formatted, using this just select 720k. Now with CrossDos you can copy files on the Amiga side.
Another solution would be to transfer the files using a serial cable and the appropriate comms software. Using a null modem cable connected to your Amiga and PC. On the Amiga side, a program such as Term or Ncomm would do the trick and you would need a similar terminal program on the PC.
Using Zmodem transfer you will be able to move files from one computer to the other over the serial cable. The option if you need to regularly use your Amiga and PC together is the Siamese system reviewed this issue.
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Well, calm down and swap the axe for pen and paper, jot down your problems, along with a description of your Amiga setup, and send it off to Amiga Computing Advice Service.
IDG Media, Media House. Adlington Park, Macclesfield SKID 4NP. Alternatively you can e-mail us at ACAS@acomp.demon.co.uk ®ln your reply to T. Broekmans in the March issue, you limply that he needs the special GVP ram from Power for M-Tec. Well he doesn't, the GVP HD8 uses bog standard 30 pin Simms available from any supplier (I know as I have one in my 2000). The special GVP Simms are only for the GVP Accelerators!
Steve Whalley, email@example.com A Thanks Steve, I'm not completely infallible and my apologies to Mr Broekmans.
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Placing An Order ESOE - 11 03 97 - ormai service is resumed: Public Sector is back to its usual four page format this month, stuffed to the gills with the best in public domain and share- i are software. As usual, if you see a program in these pages which is listed as available from Aminet but you don't have the luxury of an Internet connection, don't worry. Several PD libraries offer a downloading service - for instance, Online PD will supply 830k of downloaded archives on a disk for a very reasonable £1.50. © r If you do have an Internet connection, don't forget that the Public Sector Web
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Ujitness Rem Produced by: David Serafim Available from: Classic Amiga Software Disk No: CA69 This is the sort of game that makes PD reviewing worthwhile. A horizontally scrolling, graphically excellent blasting frenzy, Witness Remix is slick, exciting and absorbing in equal measures.
Witness is actually a tragically poor acronym, standing for War In The New Era Solar System. There is a fittingly daft scenario involving the alien conquest of every pianet in the solar system apart from Earth, but essentially this is just an excuse for a polished game in the mould of Defender and Project- X. The eight planets of the solar system are rated according to the difficulty of the challenge they present, but from the start of the game it is possible to choose to tackle any of the planets. Once the rather unimpressive introductory screens have been navigated, the graphics are
crisp and dear and the movement of the sprites is extremely smooth.
The space age action is accompanied by some suitably upbeat music, and overall the game has a very professional feel.
Admittedly Witness is nothing more than an enhanced Defender rehash, but few could suggest it lacks the essential elements of a truly great game. Perhaps not since Cybemetix has there been such an impressive clone of the classic Williams coin-op available at such a reasonable price.
Qlasted Programmed by: M Burnett and B Parker Available from: Classic Amiga Software Disk No: C465 Whilst AMOS was never really the language of choice for anyone planning on producing cutting edge software, it has, in its time, allowed a great number of capable Basic programmers to produce playable efforts with the minimum of fuss. Blasted, whilst it aspires to be nothing more than an addictive shoot 'em-up, is an AMOS creation more than capable of holding the attention for more than a few minutes.
The objective is to blast your way through several levels of increasingly frenzied action.
Using the mouse you control a gun emplacement and you must shoot down a variety of duck-like flying beasties. On each level you have to blast a specified percentage of airborne enemies within a strict time limit before you can progress. Unfortunately these creatures seem to like depositing the contents of their birdular bowels in the barrel of your boomstick, dogging it up for precious seconds.
There are a few bonuses which can be collected to enhance the destructive potential of your wacky weapon, which starts out bouncing buffets off your winged foes. These include more powerful missiles and a powerful iaser beam, which simply destroys anything its path during the few seconds which it lasts.
Although Blasted will not test your mental capacities any more than an edition of Supermarket Sweep, it is far more engaging and entertaining than any programme involving Dale Winton could ever be. It may well be a trifle limited, but Blasted is possessed of a certain addictive charm.
Amiga Computing Programmed by: Electronic Minds Available from: Online PD Disk No: OX 371 A&B It was with a sigh of resignation that I double clicked on the Wally The Worm icon - a resignation born, no doubt, of years of enduring similar worm games, few of which offered anything innovative or awe inspiring to a game style which has now been realised perhaps a couple of thousand times too many. It is definitely to Waliy The Worm's credit that after five minutes I had still not sprawled my hands across the keyboard to perform a reset.
Ally The Worm AGA As with all worms games, the basic objective is to guide the titular invertebrate around the screen consuming food. Food causes Wally to grow, making him harder to control.
When he becomes too long for his own good, he will invariably collide with a wall or with his own body. It serves him right for being a fat bloater, you might think - but ours is not to reason why.
Anyway, my metaphorical mental jury is still out on this colourful offering. Certainly there have been few worms clones which were as pleasing to the eye as this, but in an attempt to add a subtle twist to a tired theme, the attractive backdrops have been incorporated into the gameplay - and I am not entirely sure this is a good thing.
The problem is that whilst Wally can pass through or under certain elements of the scenery on each of the three levels, other objects can kill him, Unfortunately the designers of the game decided that it would be more fun to allow players to find out for themselves exactly which objects they could safely pass through, and some objects which one would think it possible to pass through actually cause Waliy to die if he should collide with them. This can be tremendously frustrating.
Ultimately Wally The Worm should appeal to fans of the genre, although one would have to suspect that in this day and age that would be a tiny proportion of the population It isn't at all bad, but does the Amiga really need yet another worms done?
Peculator vl .03 Spectrum Games 136 Programmed by: William iames Various Available from: Online PD Disk No: OU 403 OG 429 Speculator is not, as one might be forgiven for thinking, an action-packed simulation of share dealership, but yet another Spectrum emulator. Given the number of PD and shareware 5peccy emulators which are now available, either a large proportion of Amiga own- , ..-,4, a blou are standi r g x r» front of a hU9€ castle. A gate leads into it to tbe north, while a path leads back to the south. The huge nenacing Bleak flight stands before the castle gate.
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TALK TO KHIGHT There's no speech routine in this game!
In the old days, adventure games weren't quite as advanced... ers used to own and adore one of those black plastic doorstops or else the Amiga games scene is in a worse state than people think. I would favour the former explanation.
To be fair, Speculator is certainly one of the fastest emulators around. Ordinarily every single Spectrum instruction is converted on the fly into Amiga code, whereas the author of Speculator has rewritten some key routines from the Spectrum 16k ROM in 680x0 code.
However, a fast processor is still essential if you want to play your old Spectrum favourites at anything approaching full speed - the documentation recommends a 25MHz 030 for 100 per cent performance. Fast RAM and AGA are also strongly recommended, with at least Kickstart 2.0 being a requirement.
Speculator supports six different formats of Spectrum snapshot file, and it does so transparently so it is not necessary to tell the program which format a given file is - you can simply load it straight into memory.
Speculator is also a great deal more system friendly than some of its rivals and the screen display is crisp and dear (especially on AGA machines, since the program will happily promote the screen mode).
Spectrum Games 136 contains 16 Iwirage-format snapshots with names beginning with Y and Z, OnLine PD's rather enormous collection of Spectrum hits being organised alphabetically. One of the snapshots included on this particular disk is Zaxxon, a game I was bad enough at the first time around and over a decade later, I'm still abysmal. Such is life.
Amiga Computing puter generated starships and people wandering around in ridiculous costumes.
Frighteningly though, there some people who live simply to watch these sad productions, and to collect al! Manner of tacky Trek merchandise. These unfortunate individuals are branded Trekkies by the rest of the cuft TV cognoscenti, and they indulge in bizarre practices, such as periodically massing at Trek conventions dressed as their favourite Trekular creatures.
Qearn the Klincon Language vl.l Demo Programmed by: Daniel Sutcliffe Available from: Online PD I am not and I have never been, a Star Trek Ian
- personally I regard it as unadulterated rubbish.
If the original series had a certain naive charm with its recycled sets and hopelessly corny storyline (usually infused with a moral conscience suitable for 60s America), the current stream of Trek spin-offs offer little more than fancy comi Hartbench Utifn 1EL KLBUH A ENGLISH ROUGH PHHKIftna!
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'ey" a' oy-F) 1 Sea* re aboard Hie j I khi-Jil Learning Klingon? What a bizarre Idea... So strong is the Trekkie movement that some American institutions of higher education have even seen fit to introduce degree courses in Trekular languages, most notably Klingon. If devoting three or more years of your life to studying a course with no practical applications whatsoever doesn't really appeal, then congratulations, you are sane and you will happily never be a true Trekkie.
On the other hand, if the only reason you are not already applying to the institutions in question is your lack of the necessary cash, then wriggle your arms out of your straight jacket, give Online PD a ring and get hold of this disk.
It might just be the answer to your prayers, you pathetic individual.
This computerised phrase book is presented in Amigaguide format and there are even a few sound samples thrown in - presumably for the benefit of your Klingon pronunciation, since they could not conceivably have been included for your aural pleasure.
Learn The Klingon Language will probably not give you a good enough grasp of this alien tongue to talk fluently with a Klingon, or even to write a postcard to your pen friend about your family and your hobbies (since that is what all foreign languages are for, if 1 remember correctly from my schooldays). But that probably won't really matter, because the likelihood of you actually encountering a Klingon an your way to the local public house is not, I would venture, very great.
Peed Racer Programmed by: David J Cruickshank Available from: OnLine PD Some programmers are so good at producing top quality software that several of their creations have featured in these pages over the years. Long-time readers of Public Sector might remember that Mr Cruickshank was responsible for the excellent Tron light cycles game Wired Chaos, which came out a couple of years ago. Speed Racer is his latest brilliantly simple, yet worryingly addictive, game.
Speed Racer is loosely based on an earlier game by the same author called Hydrozone.
Competing against a friend (or against the computer, if there isn't a friend handy), you must race down a narrow tunnel dodging protruding walls whilst some thumping technotype music bangs away in the background. It might sound horrifically basic, and indeed a glance at the screenshots might suggest that IcfCIS FOUND as CREDITS: CAST WO AT CD' Kmntno ici !-ri 35555 SPEED RACER FH ¦ Rl'l : V.C, CH3HTS ... jm.
PT Ft fT Speed Facer is absolutely bursting with options... this would be a game worth avoiding, but the truth is that Speed Racer offers fast, fluid action and some extremely generous helpings of addiction. A minimum of an 020 machine is recommended in the documentation if you are to enjoy the game at its speedy best.
Speed Racer’s option-laden menus offer a weaith of gaming possibilities. Not only can you compete against several human and computer controlled opponents using the pseudotournament mode, but you can set speed limits, choose to play multiple round competitions, and change the preset race track for one of over 20 others supplied on the disk. Should you feel especially creative, you can even design your own level using the editor which is also included on the disk.
This is one of those games that really comes into its own when you have friends on hand to pit your skill and wits against. In summary, it’s fast, it’s fun and it's freeware and you would be foolish to miss it.
The Air That I Breathe Each month Public Sector tries to bring you the very best of the latest PD and shareware releases. Consequently I want to hear from you if you have any program, whatever its purpose, which you consider worthy of review. Whether it will be freely distributable Public Domain, Shareware or Licenceware, if yoir eel it is of sufficient quality to merit coveragef&n cram it onto a 3.5", slap it into a padded envelope with a covering letter and wang rt with ail baste in my general direction. Some days later when said envelope tumbles gently through my letterbox, i'll tear opfh
the envelope, shove it in my drive arid don my evaluating cap, with the creme dgja submissions earning reviews in these pages.
If you've written the software yourself, you could even win yourself a prize if K earns a review. Reader Submissions of this kind should, surprisingly enough, be dearly labelled "Reader Submission", and they should be sent to the usual Public Sector address. So don't delay - get those submissions in the past before Neil changes his mind about those prizes.
Dave Cusick PD submissions Amiga Computing Media House Adlington Park Macclesfield SK10 4NP Amiga Computing remier Sixes I'm Alive Programmed by: Robbie Mappin Available from: Robbie Mappin At the time of writing, Manchester United has just secured a place in the European Cup semi-finals and has its sights firmly set on a fourth Premiership title in five years. (Arguably it should have been six titles in six years, but that's another story). This is excellent news, not just for this lifelong Red (whose father and indeed grandfather before him followed United), but also for the English game -
especially since Liverpool have booked a place in the Cup Winner's Cup semi final too.
All this might seem like irrelevant waffle, but I assure you it isn't (at least, no more than the usual waffle you would expect in this column). The fact is, that by being an incredibly successful manager, Alex Ferguson is doing for real what a great number football fans dream about doing. This is proved by the success of footy management games such as Championship Manager and Premier Manager.
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The exciting Championship Manager-style match sequences complement the numbers- based managerial side of the game nicely, and there are sufficient tactical options available to make the player feel as though his input has a genuine effect on the outcome of matches.
Versions of Premier Sixes are available featuring top English, French and Italian league teams, each costing £2.50 from the author. As an extra incentive to purchase and play the game, Mr Mappin is offering a free copy of his next release to the first person who can send him a copy of the message which is displayed on successful completion of Premier Sixes - a task which he charmingly describes as being "dead hard."
CSE Physics Tutor and Sound, Forces and Energy and Electricity and Magnetism. Each topic is covered using a combination of text and diagrams which should serve to jog the memory nicely, making CCSE Physics Tutor ideal as a revision aid if not actually as a substitute teacher. There are also plenty of practice questions which can be used to prepare for those dreaded exams.
Whilst the PD release is merely a demo of the full licenceware release (which costs £3.95), and as such contains enough gaps to severely limit its usefulness in its own right, as an advertisement for the full program it certainly impresses.
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they want at GCSE level Just One Look Programmed by: Chris
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level I used to quite enjoy physics lessons - obviously not
as much as chemistry lessons, because opportunities to catch
unsuspecting innocents out by heating up their tripod and
gauze with a Bunsen burner whilst they were not looking tended
to be rather scarcer, but I enjoyed them nevertheless. Slinky
springs might well have been one of the few pieces of
equipment pupils were allowed to play with, but our physics
teacher provided us with a more than adequate source of
amusement - albeit unknowingly.
However, physics exams were not easy and I certainly would not have looked forward to them had we been blessed with a less amusing tutor, or had I not developed a perverse liking for what was after all an utterly pointless subject (because, in my experience at least, A-level physics generally involves un-learning most of the simplified stuff pupils are fed at GCSE level).
Of course, in my day, the only computers found in schools tended to be BBC model B machines, and so aiding my studies through the use of computer software never really crossed my mind. Time has, of course, marched onwards and stressed students can these days draw upon a reasonably wide range of educational programs at all levels of their academic careers.
CCSE Physics Tutor is a beautifully presented attempt to summarise three core areas of the syllabus, namely Light These charge the size of RC voltages, R transformer has 2 rails of wire called the primary and secradarv.
Mo. Lums secondary Mo. Turns Primary : Output Voltage Input Voltage Step dour transformers are used to step down the voltage for transmission ever short distances.
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commands astic Sounds Using sampled sounds in AMOS is really easy. This being the Amiga we're talking about, it is of course a similar process to the use of IFF picture files. The IFF standard means that sounds and pictures share a common file formal with the exception of the headers which tell you what kind of a file they are. Like pictures, you con load them in directly from the disk as they are, or use them from a bank.
It's o for more elegant solution to store them in o bank os it means they are ready to access at any time during your program ond they are loaded with your program, saving a lot of fuss.
Once the samples are in a bank, you can play them back at any speed ¦ which naturally alters the time it takes to play and so also changes the pilch. You can hove samples of speech, snatches of music or even single notes of o sampled instrument al different pitches.
Playing samples in AMOS is a matter of using the SAM PLAY command: San Play VOICE,SAMPLE,FRE6UEHCY The AMIGA hos four voices and these ore poired to ploy in either left or right stereo channel, Voices 0 and 3 play through the left speaker, whereas I and 2 play through the right.
It's easy to use this stereo capability and make stereo sounds. And I mean stereo sounds
- those which have o stereo image between your ears and not just
double mono, which is what most programs pass off as stereo.
If you wont to pan a sound around in the stereo spectrum you have to olter the volume across the two stereo channels of the same sound. This is called 'mixing' or 'panning' in the trade (the trade in this case being sound design).
That is to say, a sound appears in a certain position in the stereo 'picture' ¦ an imaginary 3- D space with a left, right, close and far, depending on how quiet or loud it is in each ear. A noise that is soft in the left ear and loud in the right will seem to be coming from right of centre of the picture.
Amiga Computing In order to simulole stereo panning in an AMIGA sound, therefore, all you have to do (all?) Is put the same sound in both speakers and alter the volume of one or the other to move the sound around in the stereo picture.
Let's try it: lei *** Sound Iffier One *** Screen Open 0,640,256,16,Hi res Hide : Curs Off : Paper 0 : Cts 0 load "ItySaiples.abk" Obviously you hove to make a sample bank containing your samples, which you can do with the Sample Bank Maker in Amos Pro. After making your samples you save them as a bank called ''MySamples.abk" (or whatever) and the statement in the program reads them in. Okay, next we set the volume for the left and right channels: Sen Loop On Votuie 110,0 Votuie 11,50 We turn SAM LOOP ON to make the sound continuous, which makes it easier to hear the stereo panning. Next
we set up the initial volumes of the two voices we'll be using, in this case voices I ond 2, indicated by the Binary codes %0010 and %0001. (We omit any leading zeros making it «10 and %1.| This sets the volume so that the right channel is silent and the left is set al 50.
1=1 Locate ,5 : Pen 1 : Centre "The Aios Coluin brings you ’Stereo Panning*" Locate ,7 : Centre "Notice hoi the sound loves slowly troi Left to right” Next we have the main program loop. The PANIT procedure increments the fight and decrements the left at half second intervals until the sound has travelled fully from left to right.
Do Sai Play 111,3 PANIT Loop Procedure PANIT P1=0 : P!=5Q Repeat Votuie 110,PI : Votuie :i,p2 vait 25 Inc PI : Dec P2 Until P1=50 End Proc [f you were really smart, you could have another sound panning the other way too. This is colled a cross-fade or, more precisely, a crosspan. You could even move the sound in stereo according to movements from the joystick, which could also move o sprite that the sound relates to, left and right or even larger and smaller, to give a real stereo visual experience (I like the idea of o buzzing sample and a sprite of o buzzing bee for this one.] This rou
tine gives you an idea of what I'm talking about: lei *** Joystick Stereo Mixer Two *** Screen Open 0,640,256,14,Hfres Hide : Curs Off : Paper 0 : [Is 0 load "buzaysaiptes.abk* Votuie 110,25 : Volun 11,25 P1=25 : P2=25 0s Sai Play 111,5 If Jlsftdt Then Inc PI : Dec P2 If Jrigtitd) Then Inc P2 : Dec PI If P1 If P2,__ Voluee 110,P1 ; Voluae 11,P2 Vail 25 Locate 0,0 : Print P!,P2 Loop Once again it uses samples from a bank, bu!
This lime the sound pans in stereo depending on whether you move the stick left or right. The location ol the sound is shown at the top of the screen. Tryout these routines and see if you can to make them even faster still (using AMAL perhaps to handle the animation to save clock cycles from the sound?), ond I'll print some good ones next time if you send them in.
Write Stuff If you hove any other AMOS programs or queries about AMOS, please write to the usual address, which is: Phil South, Amos Column, Amiga Computing, Media House, Adiington Park, Macclesfield, SSCIO 4NP.
Please send routines on an Amiga disk with notes on how the program works on paper, not as text files on the disk. Make the routines short enough to appear in print (i.e. no more than about 30-40 lines of code| and if possible, no external graphics. Thot is, any graphics which have to be loaded.
If you want to send the graphics too, provide them on the disk in IFF format, the same goes for sound files.
K, you've got a sequencer, a sound module and perhaps a Few other pieces of Midi gear and things are great. No snags, no problems to speak of - that's the way it should be, But whether it be tomorrow, next week or next year, chances are you will at some time add to (or change) parts of your existing Midi set up and this is where difficulties can crop up.
O MUSIC-X File: Untitled,Filter FILTERS 1510 pwdbility In the last few years I’ve moved hundreds of songs across to various sequencers and have used these arrangements with a wide range of Midi synthesizers, expanders, drum machines and effects units. The one thing that has really been driven home to me is that the key issue in any such transfers and equipment changes is to find out how to avoid having to undertake any major editing of your existing data.
When would you need to have to worry about making changes to your sequencer data? Well, buying an additional second hand drum machine is a typical case in point. Many older units had fixed drum note-number units (Yamaha's RX21 and RX21L for example) and whilst these can certainly be a cheap way of adding extra percussion facilities, the danger is that some of the drum note correspondences will clash with assignments you've already adopted. Before opting (or drum units like these check the Midi Implementation chart to see that the extra unit's drum note values do not clash with anything you
are using already.
Keyboard Map: 'IQIOMO] Having built up your own collection of song arrangements over several years, the last thing you want is to find out you've got to edit the whole lot because of a bad choice when buying an extra piece of Midi gear The latest generation of drum machines of course support General Midi and most also have user-assignable drum note-number correspondences, These types of machines can easily be set up to match the existing drum note relationships of your stored sequence data, so even if cash is tight a few extra quid spent to gain this sort of flexibility is almost certainly
going to prove a wise investment.
Synths and expanders This is another area where the difficulties stem mainly from using or buying older, second hand Midi equipment that does not conform to General Midi. In these cases you should first identify or create voices on the new synth that correspond to the voices available on the previous unit. After that it's just down to making sure these voices can be used when needed.
Voice selection is done via Midi program change commands and these will be embedded in your sequences. If, for example, a program change 23 had selected a cello voice on your Roland HS10, you need to be able to make any new unit select an equivalent voice when it receives a program change 23 command - otherwise it will again be down to editing much of your existing song library!
Amiga Computing The important facility here is the existence of a user definable program change table that lets you assign any voice to any program change number. In short, you create or find the required voices on the new unit and then set up the program change table so that program numbers which are already embedded in your existing sequencer select equivalent voices in the new expander or synthesizer.
Talking of synths and sound modules, Midi sysex control has always been a potential nasty. Even with relatively old expander units (such as the Yamaha TX81Z), quite sophisticated sets of Sysex control messages are available. It's often possible to transmit and set up new voices, modify the program change table and so on (so that an alternative set of voices are made available), just prior to the actual start of the music sequence (e.g, during the count in time).
Such facilities are brilliant - until the time comes when you change expanders and realise that all your clever sysex stuff is going to have to be completely re-written. My advice? Certainly experiment and learn about Data Echo sysex control, but as far as possible try to minimise the use of such messages in sequences.
Before buying new gear incidentally, it's also worth taking a look at the Midi implementation sheet and checking that none of the controller messages already present in your sequences will cause problems with the new equipment. Most sequencers will let you re-assign embedded controller numbers and so on, but ideally you should aim to avoid placing yourself in a position where it becomes necessary to edit controller numbers in all of your existing sequences.
Last words The moral is simple. Before you buy any new Midi equipment check the implementation sheets, look very carefully for potential areas of incompatibility with the information you've built up during your Midi lifetime. Look for flexibility in the areas of program change tables and Midi controller assignability and identify controller number conflicts before you commit yourself to a new Midi unit.
Above all, avoid too much dependence on control applications of sysex messages - they are, in the main, equipment specific and so are almost guaranteed to cause serious portability problems when embedded in song data libraries.
57 Last month I took a quick peek at the Amiga’s DOS drivers, but did not delve into how to set them up.
AutoDOS You know, like, when you turn your Amiga on and it automatically recognises al! The drives connected to it If you think about it, that is quite nice. The computer is interrogating (not in the Marathon Man sense) each drive and finds out how many heads, cylinders, tracks and other things each drive has and automatically mounts them. Basically all the information you have to enter into a DOS driver can actually be obtained from the hard drives and CD-ROMs connected.
So why do you have to mess around with DOS drivers? Well, it is to do with software - the Amiga's operating system only supports standard Amiga devices. Even the CD support added to 3.1 has to manually adjusted. Recently 1 came across a piece of software called MountDOS. This little program will automatically mount any PC drive you tell it to. It is not perfect and you still have to point it at the right device and drive unit, but once that is set up it will do all the other donkey work involved with creating DOS drivers, Recently I used this program to mount a second DOS IDE drive. If you
want to get your hands on MountDOS it is on Aminet in the disk misc section MountDoslOO.Iha. Explore the murky depth of DOS drivers with Neil Mohr taSSs Guess what we are going to do this month? No that's not right, and where do you expect me to get a rabbi and a chicken at this time of night?
So you should know where to find your DOS drivers and that they are just text files with a DOS driver icon attached, but how do you set them up yourself? For this example we are going to look at setting up a RAD drive. If you do not know, a RAD drive is a permanent RAM disk, so if you reset your machine anything stored in the RAD drive will remain. The down side is that they have to be of a fixed size so you do lose part of your computer's memory.
To start, you are best off making a copy of an existing DOS driver, the pipe one will do, this makes sure you have the icon, tool types and other bits set correctly. It also means you do not have to do everything yourself. Rename the pipe copy to RAD, this name could actually be anything.
Next up, load the driver file into your favourite text editor and get rid of all the text that is there. You are now ready to start entering the driver details.
Device = raedrm.devi ce Unit =0 Flags - 0 Surfaces = 2 SpttprjPerTrptk = SectorSize = 512 Reserved = 2 Interleave - 5 Buffers = 5 BufBealype = 1 11 u _ED 58 AMIGA Computing Almost there now, with the new version of the mount command tool types can be used.
For this example you only need to add, LowCyl = 0 and HighCyl = 79, as tool types. I! Is possible to enter all the settings as tool types, but normally you should only use values you change frequently as tool types. The unit number of a SCSI device would be one example.
Most DOS drivers are used to add new drives to a machine, most importantly you have to specify what device the drive is connected to.
This will usually be a SCSI interface, so you need to add the SCSI device name - such as squir- relscsi.device - and the unit number of the device. The other information describes the physical attributes of the drive and can usually found by either using Sysinfo or HDToolBox.
Generally the details set for the RAD are all you normally need for any type of drive.
SsackSiz* Priority BlocksPefTrack You can afso supply which filesystem you want to use, in conjunction with CrossDOS this allows you to mount PC formatted drives. To do this you add: FiteSystsi = LiCrosstosfsleSysten Dostype = OitD53t!00 This tells the operating system to use CrossDOS to read the drive and so allow your Amiga to read PC drives. If you look at the PCO driver, this sets up the floppy drive to read PC disks again using CrossDOS. If this seems complicated that is because it is, and I don't expect you to even try anything mentioned in the article as DOS drivers should be set
for you, but at the very feast just by knowing about them, if you do have problems you should be better equipped to sort them out.
Generally I find people tend to run into problems when installing CD drive son their machines, as this is the first time they comes across DOS drivers and it usually baffles them.
Hopefully if you get a CD drive you should also get installation software that is supposed to set up a driver for you. If it has not then you will have to make your own and it should look something like this: Device = whitivif.device Unit = 0 FiltSystn - L:CDFiLeSystea Flags = 0 BtosksPerTrack = 32 BlockSize = 20(3 Reserved = 0 LouCyt = 0 HighCyl = 11000 Surfaces = 1 Buffers = 6( BuffHiiType = 1 iask = OtJfffffff tlobVtt = -1 Priority = 10 Uostype = Dit3Ut653 StackSize ~ 600 Hount = 1 Hopefully however you will have software as in the above driver the DosType value may be different on your
system and may not work.
Really the only thing you may have to change are the device and unit entries, that are probably better off as tool types for easy access via Workbench.
If anything goes wrong you will have to make sure that you have the correct device name (which is case sensitive) and unit number. This will normally be something like gvpsc- si.device, oktagon.device, squirrelscsi.device or even atapi.device. You also need to check the unit number of your CD drive, if you are using an Atapi device this will normally be one. The final thing is the CD file system this should also be set for you, but if not then put it in the FileSystem entry.
For many people, such as myself, maintaining a homepage is nothing more than a hobby. Those of you who have visited my site will know that, whilst I have tried to make it reasonably readable and professional, it really only amounts to a few pages of moderately useful information about things of interest to me.
$ wp®r Hypiwciy Dave Cusick investigates the much over hyped world of Internet advertising To the homepage hobbyist, the urge to advertise his homepage is principally driven by a desire to demonstrate his HTML handiwork to those who share his interests. Advertising need therefore only be a matter of joining the Internet Link Exchange (http: www.linkexchange.com) or a similar banner exchange service, registering with some of the more famous search engines, and offering to trade links with Webmasters of sites covering the same subject matter.
On the other hand, since the explosion in popularity of the World Wide Web, some dedicated Webmasters have managed to produce pages which have proved so popular that thousands of Surfers visit them daily; witness, for instance, Jerry Yang and David Filo, the two college boys whose collection of well-indexed links called Yahoo!
Became more popular than they could probably have dreamed. When a site becomes famous on that sort of scale, there is no longer such a need to advertise the site. Its creators can become full time Webmasters, and they can even begin selling advertising space on the site so as to cover costs and hopefully make a profit.
Of course, few sites are popular enough to be self-financing at this relatively early stage in the development of the Internet, Nevertheless the advertising machine looks set to play an increasingly large part in that process over the coming years, to the extent that every Webmaster may need to consider its implications.
The situation is confusing enough for the computer hobbyist, but consider for a moment the dilemma facing a computer-illiterate business person. These days there are numerous adverts in the traditional media telling companies that they simply cannot afford to ignore the enormous advertising potential of the Internet, and specifically the World Wide Web. Before they even get onto the Internet they must answer two important questions: What is the most effective way of establishing a Web presence, and is the investment really worthwhile? Assuming these issues are overcome and a company sets
up a site, they must then negotiate the same advertising minefield as everybody else - but without the benefit old Internet hands have of having watched the situation develop in the first place.
Yahoo! Is an example of just how popular homepages which start out as hobbies can eventually become In an informative article on his Web site (at http: www.pawluk.com pages robbery.htm), Hal Pawluk reckons that around S300m (approximately E200m) was spent on Internet advertising in 1996. It is not yet really clear whether that huge sum was simply money down the drain - not least because, as Pawluk points out, charging a sum for displaying a banner advert a certain number of times differs in important ways to charging a sum for an advert in a magazine.
There are other potential problems too.
Unfortunately, the sad fact is that wherever there is an opportunity such as that presented by the Internet, there will also be unscrupulous individuals or companies hankering after a quick killing.
The Web these days is littered with advertisements for companies who say that they can list your Web site on numerous search engines, or display your banner on hundreds of popular sites, or earn you huge amounts of money by selling advertising space on your site to other people.
5ome of these companies are totally above board, run by decent, genuine people in a professional manner. However a significant proportion of them are not One of the most famously unreliable companies is The Commonwealth Network, whose exploits over the last few months have left plenty of hard-working Webmasters fuming. They are not the only villain out there and anyone thinking of paying for publicity would do well to check out Mark J Walsh's excellent site at http: www.ca- probate.com comm_net.htm, which contains detailed information about numerous companies and their performances
before parting with any money.
The bottom line is that there are still enough free advertising services around for the Webmasters of smaller sites to market their creations perfectly adequately. Remember, a prominent link from a popular site to your related homepage will bring in far more visitors than any banner.
Contact IF you wish to contact me, my e-mail address is email@example.com. Questions, suggestions and Feedback are all more than welcome, I also have a homepage, which can be Found at http: www.dcus.demon.co.uk . AMIGA Computing Paul Overaa outlines a way of getting Arexx script variables transferred into text files Insertion using Ofrom the description of ED's text insertion Arexx commands given in the manuals, it's easy to come to the conclusion that they only allow fixed text strings to be used. In actual fact you can use the contents of variables just as easily. The syntax of ED’s
’insert after' command for example looks like this: d Ed 2.06 The best thing to do is create nacros that contain text which is useful to YOU!
Hi I In other words, the command that ED expects to see starts with the letter A followed by a slash sign and after that comes the text string that ED inserts into the file currently being edited. The terminal slash character is there simply to tell ED that the end of the string, and the end of the insert command, has been reached.
rx yourtest,rexx So far so good, but the important point now is this: Providing the resulting command that gets transmitted to ED is consistent with this format ED will neither care, nor in fact know, how the Arexx script actually created the command string.
In other words instead of: ED - undoubtedly archaic as editors go, but it's free and the Arexx links do add to its usefulness
* A Just a test ' equally we could have sent the command to ED
using: text='Just a test1 'hi' tut V One way then of writing a
name and address insertion macro, for example, would be to use
statements like these to insert the relevant pieces of text. If
you did however, you'd find that each line would start with a
blank space. The reason this happens is that when Arexx sees a
number of static text strings (like 'A '), or variables written
together it effectively creates a new string by joining the
various items together, separating them with spaces. In the
case of the ED insert command Arexx therefore puts a space
between the first slash character and the variable being used -
and ED then assumes this space is the first character of the
string to be inserted.
Luckily you can force Arexx to join text strings together without introducing additional blanks by using something called the Arexx concatenation I* sase_address1.rexx * rta«e=’By na«e‘ rBad=*Some Road' toun-'Some Uhere1 ’A ' j|naae|| 'A 'Ijfoadll1 1 'A 'fltonnir ' Listing 1; Th s scrip [ eliminates initial blanks that would otherwise appear in the name and address lines operator j|. So, if we write the commands in the form... 'A 'Unaaelf' 1 the inserted text line will correspond exactly to the contents of the variable being used (see feting 1 for an example script).
Polished paul I'm a great believer in clean looking scripts and one thing that can help is packaging up the awkward 'A ',' ' and || symbols so that we don't have to have the main part of the script cluttered with them. What's more, it’s dead easy to do - take a look at this example for instance iasertText: Procedure parsr arg text return 'A ‘||text][' ' This definition simply declares InsertTextO as a function that accepts a text string and returns a string that represents a properly formatted ED insert command. Notice that, in this case, we didn't even have to provide any real Arexx state
ments in the body of the function - the result we wanted was easy enough to write down directly as part of the return statement. So, with the insertTextO function now available the main part of our hypothetical name and address script can now be written in this form,,.
• T* InsertText(nane) InsertText(road) tnsertTexUtbun) where ail
awkward ED-oriented command strings have been eliminated. If we
now combine these statements, the variable initialisations, and
the .function definition, we end up with the script shown in
listing 2. Slightly larger than the first version admittedly
but nevertheless (to my mind at least) easier to read!
The real advantage to using variables in these types of insertion macros however is not for simple text insertion scripts but for generating things such as the results of calculations (listing 3, for instance, shows a script that will insert a lbs to ounces conversion table into a text file). Best of all, once you appreciate the general way this sort of code is written, you shouldn't find it too difficult to incorporate the same sort of ideas in your own ED macros.
I* nase_adiress2.rexx * nane-1 By nane1 road=1 Seme Road1 town=1 Soie dbere1
• T* InsertTextfnanel InsertTextfroad) lnsertText(town) exit
InsertText: Procedure perse erg text return 'A ||texl||' '
Listing 2: In this version of the macro, alt awkward command
and string formatting details are hidden inside the InsertText
I* table.rex» - tbs to ounces table insertion *1 do tbs = I to
12 result=lbs*14 Jnsertlextllbs 'pounds =' result 'ounces) end
exit InsertText: Procedure parse arg text return ¦A '||text||7'
Listing 3: This, more complicated, example uses a loop to
insert a conversion table into a text file.
Amiga Computing Worldly mtm Web People have requested it, so Neil Mohr introduces HTML Every men and their dog is doing it, so why shouldn't you have a go?
What am I talking about? Creating a Web page, of course or, to use that incessantly displayed word, homepage.
It may seem strange putting a guide to producing Web pages under the publishing banner, but that is exactly what you are doing; making you pages publicly available. Once on-line your pages are available to anyone with an Internet connection, which could be anywhere in the World. If they had a portable phone, they could even be in a hot air balloon You may be now thinking: "What's the point for me, I'm not even on-line?” but you do not have to be on-line to use HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). All browsers are just at home navigating pages from a hard drive, as they are over the
Internet. Just to prove the point there have been a number of recent programs and Cds that use HTML for their documentation. So as long as you have a browser you can join in.
The second bit of good news is, apart from a browser, the only other piece of software you need to create Web pages is a text editor.
This is because all Web pages are simply ptain text files and is why HTML has been accepted so quickly by the entire computing world.
Basic HTML is not fancy at all, in fact it is quite restrictive and many designers do not like it. The reason behind this is that HTML lets you describe what a page should look like, but in general and not explicit terms.
This is done by using tags which mark a section of the document as a specific style, format or type of object, such as a picture or link (which we will look at later). Probably the best way to explain is to look at a basic page.
HTHL TITLE Hrst Veb Psge TITLE B0H H1 Hy first Beb page 7N1 P This is the first tiling I have ever doits, BR and 1 soon happy B0DY HTRL If you type this in your text editor, save it off and load it into a Web browser, you will have a none too impressive sight, but then this is about as minimal a page as you can get.
The results are not really important, what is, is that you understand why the page looks Amiga Computing It may not look special at the moment, but soon you will be able to make great looking pages and sets the window title displayed at the top of the browser window, you mark the end of the title by using the dosing TlTLE tag.
On the third line is the BODY tag, this marks the start of the displayed part of the HTML page, again the end of the displayed part of HTML page needs to be marked with the closing BODY tag. Everything between the two BODY and B0DY tags is what the browser expects it should display in its window.
This takes us onto the remaining three lines. When it comes to text, a browser will not perform any type of formatting except for word wrapping, unless there is a specific style tag saying it should do so. So, even if you nicely format text by hand, putting tabs and returns in your text editor, they will all be ignored by the browser and your text will just come out as a big block.
If you want a new paragraph you have to use the new paragraph tag, for a line break, use the line break tag and for a heading, the heading style tag is very handy, These are the three types of tags used in our little example and provided the basic text formatting of every Web page.
Like it does and how the tags used do their job, essentially all tags work the same way.
Looking at what you typed in, you wiii notice that there are a good number of words surrounded with angle brackets, O, these are the HTML tags I have been talking about.
When a Web browser reads in a page, anything found enclosed with angle brackets is interpreted as HTML tag used to format the page.
HTML TAGS Starting at the top, the first tag is HTML , all Web pages have to start with this as it tells the browser that yes, this is an HTML page. You should have also noticed that at the end is an accompanying HTML tag, this marks the end of the HTML page and, again, you should always have one.
As a general rule in HTML, if you have a starting tag such as HTMt there is a corresponding closing tag. The dosing tag is always the same as the opening tag but with a forward slash put at the start. Hence HTML and HTMl .
You can see this again on the second line, the TITLE tag follows the opening HTML tag With so much ground covered in recent instalments it may Have seemed like quite a hard slog at times. Nevertheless, by last month we'd got to the point where a directory can be selected using the asl requester and the names and datestamps of the files present both stored and displayed.
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Part 4 Luckily this month's alterations, which bring us to the point where those all important date stamp files are produced, are straightforward. We just need to modify each filename and produce the corresponding set of new files holding the contents of the associated datestamps that we've identified.
The first step in this scenario involves building a new file name and I've chosen to add '.ds.' extensions to each original name. A file called somename.txt would therefore end up having the date on which its contents were last changed being held in a file called samename.txt.ds. Filename alteration can in fact be carried out from within the DisplayDates loop that we've been using to print the directory filename entries on the screen.
Months of testing before it can be considered as safe for general use. You should therefore regard the completed utility as now being in it's ‘beta test' phase. Usable but with care!
My advice is to make a copy of any drawer you wish to work on and datestamp that rather than selecting your original files. That way if anything untoward does happen, your original files will still be intact. What sort of things could go wrong?
Welt, suppose for example there was a fault in the loop that added the filename extensions so that, under some circumstances, filenames did not get altered before the new datestamp files were produced. In this case the contents of all original files would be overwritten as the routine creating the datestamp files used those original filenames.
Needless to say I've checked for, and hopefulfy avoided, any such catastrophic errors but with so much 680x0 code involved you can never initially be 100 per cent sure that silly coding slips have not got through. Hence the need for suitable initial usage caution on your part.
Vou'll know from earlier code that this loop- based routine uses register aO to identify the start of each name present in the filename buffer. It’s easy enough therefore to copy this pointer and, by increasing it within a second loop, scan through a filename looking for its terminal null character. Once found we then replace it with a period, add the additional characters'd' and ‘s', and insert a new terminal null to complete the name alteration (see listing 1).
With the amended filename available it's then necessary to add device drawer details to produce a valid fTlepath. The approach I've adopted is to set up a separate buffer (called fulLfilename), copy the currently selected directory to it and then use the DOS library's AddParfO function to produce the target name. When the device drawer details are first collected, I've chosen to store the location of the terminal null character. By replacing this character after any given filepath name has been used. I'm able to reinstate the device drawer part of the name without recopying the
original entry held in the asl requester.
Listing 2 shows the completed WriteFileO routine that prepares a target filename, opens the file .Loop3 nove.L aB,a2 copy nait pointer Esp.fc bne.s .toopJ subs I1,al ¦ovt.b (',',(32)+ add .ds extension itove .b I'd',( 25* move .b f's',(a25* nsve.b
* NliLt,(a2) Listing 1: A simple loop like this is all that is
required to produce the modified filenames needed for date
stamp file creation.
Using the DOS library's Open function, writes the associated date characters held in the datestamp buffer by making a call to the DOS WriteO routine and then doses the file.
Testing time And that's it. With the two additional routines in place, the utility is complete. You'll notice from the latest coverdisk source that one or two other minor changes have been made since last month.
I have, for instance, added extra IntuiText structures for labelling the selected directory, file, and datestamp info. The position of the displayed text has also been altered a little but all these details are going to be easily visible from the source itself.
What is perhaps less obvious however, is that, although the utility is now essentially complete, something else is needed.
Although a relatively small utility, StampOnlt has still involved an assembler source of over 20K and, with low-level coding being error prone at the best of times, StampOnlt now needs a few print details ConvertDates lea filatii lit dst!staaps,a1 Ita itm3,a3 Ita itext4,a eove.v filename count,d3 sobq 11,dO .La op i nove.l aO,!t_lTeitla3!
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Delvelopers Database Philip Crosby, the man behind the Amiga Flame Web site, has announced he is to establish a database of computer programmers and developers. “I have seen many companies trying to get new members of staff to help them develop games for the Amiga. It isn't easy to do this with developers consisting of only a few friends who want to make a game but need the help of someone in a peculiar field" Philip commented.
He went on to say, "Many of them still develop their games but you can see areas where the game is lacking. 1 have had enough of seeing a game that could be so much better if only they had that programmer or musician. I have decided to offer the services of the Amiga Flame Web site to help new games developers and companies get the people they need to develop the games they want to make."
Hopefully the database will enable programmers and developers to contact one another so the right people can be found for the projects that suit them the most. In addition to this, Philip and Paul Carrington from Vulcan Software have collaborated to produce a Web page entitled 'How to news news news More OnEscapee
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More details have emerged about the OnEscapee action adventure
game being developed by Hungarian developers, Invictus.
OnEscapee includes an enhanced mixture of Another World and
Flashback. The Invictus Team is looking for a publisher for
this excellent game and judging by the screenshots, I don't
think it will be too much of a problem.
The game is CD-Rom only as it contains plenty of detailed graphics, animations and digitised music. The intro of OnEscapee is currently 9Mb in size and the preview of three levels is 50Mb, so you can see it is going to be big.
The storyline is, as yet, unclear but I have heard that the main character has 500 frames of animation, more then 50 types of movement and the ability to walk, swim and possibly rock-dimb. Special effects such as rain, reflecting puddles, waving lights that filter through the surface of the ocean, enemies with different levels of intelligence and many more will be included.
Nemac 1 IV Finds Publisher Zentek, the German software team behind Nemac IV, has found a publisher in the shape of Pxl Computers Inc. Nemak IV - The Director's Cut is a 3-D Doomalike with excellent graphics, 40 levels and 15 minutes of beautiful intro animations. Although only available on CD-Rom, Nemac IV will run on any Amiga with a hard drive and 020 processor (or faster) and is about the only game I can think of that presently supports i-0 glasses. Slightly more practically, the game supports OCS, ECS, AGA, CybergraphX and Graphitti and will run on any Amiga screen mode.
164 C m G 31 B it) In the Shadow of Time Swedish Amiga software developers, Shadow Elks, is currently producing a new point ‘n click adventure game called In the Shadow of Time.
Reminiscent of the great Monkey Island series, the game revolves around the adventures of a kid called Tadpole who accidentally destroys the world. Feeling slightly guilty about bringing about the end of humanity, Tadpole sets off on a jaunt through history to put right his mistake.
As you can see from the screenshot it looks to be a pretty impressive debut. The only technical specifications currently available for the game indicate that it will need a 58020 processor or higher, AGA 3,0 and 1 to
1. 5Mb. For more details check out Shadow Elks' Web site at:
http: homel.swipnet.se ~w-10724 IST.html Foundation Medieval
Settlers Civilisation type real-time strategy game Foundation
is nearing completion. The latest screenshots suggest it is
going to be a thoroughly impressive product. Some technical
specifications have also emerged from the developers; the game
will apparently require an AGA chip Amiga with at least 4 Mb
of FastRam. It will include sampled speech and sound effects
as well as an option to play against a human or computer
Final Oddessy Vulcan continues to dominate the Amiga games market with the announcement that Peter Spinaze's Final Oddessy will be developed and released as soon as possible. Peter was apparently looking for a developer far the game until it was snapped up by Vulcan.
Details are still rather sketchy but it appears that it is a puzzling action adventure and, from the graphics, looks as if it is going to be a real gem, Myst The Myst saga is now drawing to a dose with the announcement that ClickBOOM has acquired the rights to the best-selling adventure game, Myst.
The game, originally produced by Cyan Broderbund, proved to be a huge hit when released for the PC and Mac An Amiga port of the game was posted on the Internet last year which, despite being totally unofficial, raised considerable support for a release of the game on the Amiga platform.
Myst will require a pretty high spec machine to run it but the quality of the game promises to be superior to the PC and Mac version. ClickBOOM, also responsible for the excellent Capital Punishment, promises to bring more big titles to the Amiga community if, as expected, Myst proves to be a success.
Wasted Dreams Another Vulcan title is ripe for release: Wasted Dreams, an action adventure game, is in a similar vein to HellPigs. Available on a monstrous 12-14 disks, the game mixes arcade action with over 300 animations.
Each of the characters have their own distinct personality and the 10 huge playing areas can be explored using the game's eight-direction scrolling. A further feature allows two players to either work together or compete in a death match. Check out the Vulcan Software slideshow on its Web site.
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......excellent shoot em up 1.25 G071
Gafatic ......excetlontfl levels arcade 1.25 G072
Hyper-Baft ..speed ball * level editor 1 25 G073 Ghost
Ship ...vofy good 3d adventure 1.25 GQ74 Battlement hunch
back of nntcha 1 25 GQ75 Moga Game Collodions III , . .3 top
game 1.25 GQ76 Madonna Nude Puzzles for 18+ only 1 25 G077
Gravity massive spaco exploring game 1 25 G078 Cyber-Nelic
bnllant 8 way blaster 1.25 GD79 Donkey
Kong ..A1200 1.25 G0B0 Crazy
Sue II .....best pfotfof to date 1.25 G0B1 Super Skoda
Challenge (A back editor) 1,25 G082 Star Trek sim lar to raid
2 but harder 125 G0B3 Doody very cute A extremely addict 1.25
GD84 Wonder Land. .amazing graphic t.25 G0B5
Deluxe Pacrr.an best ever release 1 25 GOBS Card Games
Collection ..... 1.25 G087 Wizard Domains dungeon type games
t 25 GOBB Kn ainz (not A1200) arcade tetns done t 25 G089 Air
Ace? II very ptayabe shoot them up 1 25 G09O Othello . Best
pd version 1.25 G091 Mouse Impossible very addictive puzzle
125 GD92Teben most polish over release 125 G093
Sirikaball ......briNtni base ban clone 1 25 G094 Trail
blazer (not A1200) bnlliant 125 GOSS Fighting Wamor like
street fighter 125 GOBB Dominoes only one of it kind on pd
1.25 G097 Total Wars strategy tike cnoss in spaco 1.25 G098
Battle Car 2 3D car reacing 1.25 G099 Nestor
Card Game, hours of fun for a quit 1.25 G100
Roulete .am eric an roulsto excellent 1.25 G101
Trailbiazer 2 ......C64 conversion 1.25 G102 E-Type 2
....very good asteroid 1.25 G103 Olompiad Olympic
sports events 2 50 G104 Descender Game .. tank.search
1.25 G105 Oblidox excellent arcade puzzle game 1 25 G106
Parachute Jousl ... quite playable 1 25 G107 Castle ot Oooni
vg graphic adventure 1.25 G10B Wibblo World Giddy large
platform game 1.25 G109 Cash Fruit.....good frurt machine 125
G110 Amos Cricket ...... cricket games 1 25 GUI Extream
Violence, ... 2 player battle out 125 Gt 12 Enigma Machinu
very challenging puzzle 125 GU3MegaBa!i2 break out
ctone 1 25 G114 Bounce A Blast bmliant platform 10 10 1.25
G115 Zombies A Defender 2 fantastic games t.25 G116
Mercanenes S-muiation 3D . Wars games 1.25 G117 Life
simulation very interesting 1.25 G118
Transplant dozen of level fast arcade 1 25 Gt 19 Kjawz the
Kat . . ..great platform games t.25 G120 Highway Hell, like
spy hunter on the c64 1.25 G 3 21 Operatikn Firestorms
briPant 1.25 G3 22 Castle Kumquat similar to alien brood 1.25
G123 Black Dawn brilliant graphic adventure 1 25 G124 Mono
5.4 tho latest dungeon A dragon f 25 G125 Bridge
....good version of bridges 1.25 G126 0rk Attack
...btoody adventure 1,25 G127 RobOuncQ 2 player
futuristic break out 1,25 G128 Road to
Hell .brilliant car racing 1.25 G129 Sgportom
Cat ..new vertical shoot em up 1,25 G130 Kungfu Chatties .mix
with platform brilliant 3.25 G131 Raid 4 latest vertical
scroll shoot om up 125 G132 Quizmaster very good quiz program
t .25 G133 Elevation ..games base on lift 7? T
.25 G134 Imperial Walker base on star wars games 1.25 G135
Slatoaso 13 tike monkey island 2.50 G136 Amos Loadsa Money
best fruit machines I 25 G137 Mr Men Olympic many event to
complete 2.50 G138 4 L C D Dream 4 small hand hold games 1 25
G139 Neighbour Games base on the tv senes 2 50 G140 Time
Runner (WB2 3) bnlliant graphic 125 G141 Golf. . . Ono of the
first and descent gori 2.50 G142 Amos Cricket 2 amos cricket
simulator t 25 G143 Mugsy Rovengo gangster graphic adv 1.25
G144 Jiasaw very playable j gsj w games 2 50 G145 Bobby
Garden * Digger brilianl 1 25 G146 High Octane fast car
reacing (notwpt.3) 1 25 G147 Time Runner amazing graphic
adventure 1.25 G148 Space Invasion 2 fantastic galaxian 1.25
G149 Automobiles pd version of sJtidmarics 1 25 GlSG Bandit
Mama. Bhfliant fruit machine demo 1.25 G151 Project BuiZ Bar
brii ranr asteroid t 25 G152 Gun Fight (not A500)
..... 1.25 G153 The Real Popoye 64
a50O 1 3 only 1,25 G154 System Defend . Brtilaitn dofonder
system T.25 G155 Amiga Boy game boy emulator *tetns 1.25 G156
Detholl in Spaco ..recommanded t.25 G157 Overlander
brilliant arcade moon a led l 25 G158 Serious Backgammon (ho
best In pd bg 1 25 GI59 star
Wold ..brilliant thrust 2 50 G160
Un-Sonaiblo Soccor similar to sonsi 1.25 G161 Fruit
Mania ...brilliant fruit machine 1.25 G162 Trickio
Treat ....like doom on the pc 1 25 G163 Football
Manager ...new version 1.25 G164 Solo Assault 3D tike
wing commander 1 25 G 365 Seed of Darkness graphic adventure
1.25 G166 Nano Fly .superb explore game 1.25 G
367 The Great Goto Raid . Very addicted 1.25 G168 Art War
V1.9 ....not 1.3 1.25 G 3 60 Zeno
Morph , . Great graphic 1.25 Gi70Ta$ k Force .mind
shadow done 1 25 G171 Green Five amazing 3d graphic like 125
Gl 72 Protossionat Bingo Ca lOr ...... 125 G173
Martial Spot 1*0 street fighter 2 1 25 Gl 74 6 Excel tent
Card Games collection 1 25 G175Blitz2 fast action shooting
games 125 Gt76Exil13 ... briHmrrt puzzle 125 G177 Temporal
Misplacement graphic adv 1 25 Gl 78 A Day at the Races horse
racing games 1 25 G179 Boulder Original . .with 80 levels 1
25 G1BO Boulderdash cave level construction kit 125 G181
Boulder Collection 2 3----- 160 levels 2.50 G182 Bouidor Pack
.with 070 levels on 8 discs 7.99 GT83 Alien NetWork new
spacing invader 1 25 GT84 Barte Force excellent text
adventure 1 25 Gt85 Gnu Chess tho best chess with 10 levels 1
25 GT&6 Sword Of Yigg ..graphic adventure 1 25 G187
Power Tetris ...... for t or 2 player I 25 GT88 Super
Smashing Tetris ...... 125 G189 Chess II A
Chccxer ...... 125 G190 Gravity Fo ce 2. 1
or 2 ployor thrust clone 3 25 G191 Schnobitz ___________
puzzle games I 25 G192 Doloxa Gain v2.3 . 2 player 125
G193 The Krillian Incindenl like ollto2 opic 1,25 G194
Quantum maze collect A oscapo typo 1,25 G195 Rag to
Riches .. like monopoly 1.25 G196 Wipe Out
mindless blasting games 1,25 G197
Godzilla ..another shoot em up 1.25 G198
Super Mega Fru t... all new fruit machine 3 .25 G199 Driving
Maniac 3D ....car racing very fast 3 25 G200 Planet Fall
_______ lurer lander clone 1,25 G201 Buck Tooth
Adventure ... 1.25 G202Pengo2 ..
.maze type games 125 G203 Super
Obliteration . Similar to pang 2 1 25 G2Q4 Super Invasion II
new spacing invade'- 1 25 G20S Tho Shepetd .bntiiant populous
ctosno 1.25 G206 Alien Genocide snoot aliens set in space 2
50 G207 Puckman...... pacman 125 G208 Supor Baltic Zone 3D
rot wb1 3 1 25 G209M'A'S"H . Similar to lemming and worms
1.25 G210 Last So’dier multilevel platform games 2 50 G211
Cbbertccir excellent alien breed done 2 50 G2 32
Hangman.....anyone for a game? 1.25 G213 Ace Space . Nice
platform game 125 G2T4 Cofourmanu puzzie game 1.25
G215 Harry Haddock bnlliant platform games 1.25 G216 Mangle
Fender smash upcarilank etc 1.25 G23 7 Arcade Games Classic
V1A2 2.50 G2T8
Helicopter ..ptoy like desert strike 1.25 G219
Cow Wars very addicted 2 player games 1.25 G220 Island
play Jiko monopoly 1.25 G222 Lottery
Professional , This version use 1.25 G223 Monopoly. Board
gnmos-Mio best version 1.25 G224 Jot Willy 3 oxen I
lout platform games 1.25 G225 Ffamming Engine superb car
racing 1.25 G226 Power Machines graphlcaly brl'lwint shoot
1.25 G227 SuCido Machine operation wolf stylo 1.25 G228
Znxxon 3D superb c6J 3D blaster games 1.25 G229 Boing v3
________ , groat plalformer 1.25 G230 Punter . Animate horse
racing games 1.25 G231 Arcade Jigsaw include lion king 2 50
G232 Wheel Chair Gladiator , very fun to play 1.25 G233
Nimble briilant new arcade puzzle 1 25 G234 Black Dawn
3 ....super 3d adventure 2-50 G235 R3 Rocket very good
rockets games 1.25 G236 Battle Ship ...... the finest pd
verson 1.25 G237 Ust Lap fast car racing 1 25 G238
Ouadnx ...... 1.25 G239 Ultimate Tour Tennis
tennis games 2 50 G24Q Dark Angel (not wb 1 3) arcade adv
1.25 G241 Raise The Titnn good 3d adventure 1.25 G242
Phantom shoot games (defender 96) 1.25 Amiga Myst should
support 16 million colours LLLlO-LLLLer LL !o the Amiga has
been moved quickly to Stop Aminet "- KjBBHSS and various
magazines distributing the demo on coverdisks. However, so
many people nad seen and played the demo that a genuine
demand for an Amiga version was apparent. To try and assure
Cyan of the support for the project to officially port the
game to the Amiga, the Amiga community inundated the
company with e-mails and letters.
Viscorp learned of the port and the huge support for an Amiga specific version of the game and released a statement The matter quickly turned into a debate as to the financial and practical viability of bringing out major new releases on the Amiga. Jason Compton, Communications Manager at Viscorp went on record as “At Cyan's public request, I contacted the 'gHE.
Company about the possibility of doing a B M sf Amiga port. As 5 Bit* Wi* j j most of you know by l. itm, the issue came up in the first place - when on extremely accurate; but fake, demo was placed on Aminet". “Cyan's concern is not the . : development of the game - if it winds up doing it, it'll get Amiga- knowledgeable programmers to do the development. It is concerned with how many units it can sell. Cyan also wanted to know where the platform was going - were we still going to sell machines? Were we going to develop new technology? Both answers were yes.
“So now it needs to think about it for a while. I'll be in contact next week to see if there's anything else it needs in order to make the decision, (note: Please don't suggest we finance it Cyan's sold HOW many million copies? Now, a bundle, that’s another story...)". According to Cyan Broderbund, the main obstacle to the development of Amiga Myst was technical, rather than financial. Upset that Viscorp's statement made it look like Cyan was just out to make a fast buck, Cyan Broderbund retorted with a statement placed on the newsgroups.
“...The last thing you need is another company's product that cannot run properly on your machine - new or old. And what about the sequel to Myst? If we convert Myst will yaur current machines run it given the hardware software requirements of Cyan? Or, will it only run on the rumoured ‘new' machine? Will it require you to do a
- N major upgrade to your current Ns- hardware? If so, is it
worth it for one program? We are look- m ing for answers from
those .¦ who have worked with the ¦ tt Amiga for years. I
have spoken to many and am v slowly receiving serious,
co-ordinated, organised :i-i: I information from cur- j rent
Honestly, we have not kept up with Amiga."
“I'm simply looking for answers, not dollars, as suggested by Mr. Compton. Cyan's primary interest with all our products has been, and will continue to remain, product quality and customer satisfaction. A cliche perhaps to some, but when your product doesn't work, we have always been there to support, replace or exchange it or refund your money if you don't likeit That'smyjob. It's Cyan's job".
The solution came in the shape of Canadian based Amiga games company ClickBOOM. With an enviable reputation gained from the release of its excellent debut game, Capital Punishment last November (considered by many to be the best game produced for the Amiga), the company is in a perfect position to bring the game to the Amiga community.
Penned for a late spring eariy summer release, Amiga Myst promises to match if not actually surpass PC and Mac versions. It will require a machine with an absolute minimum of 4Mb of FastRam and an 030 processor, the game will include full video board enabling it to run in 16 million colours on a high spec Amiga, as opposed to 256 on a PC or Mac If Myst is as successful as expected on the Amiga, ClickBOOM has announced it will bring out more big games titles. They also believe that if Myst does well, there is a good chance some of the software companies that abandoned the platform in recent
times will be lured back. All in all, the release of Myst for the Amiga could be more than just a new title for the format, it could herald the revitalisation of the Amiga games industry.
:ws» ««s Graphics should be better than the PC or Mac ¦ ' ¦ ... ¦ S •• Tired of getting beaten up by Portuguese police and locked In Turkish Jails? Worry not, enjoy the thrills and spills of the world of football from your armchair.
Guildhall Is bringing out a couple of excellent footy games to cater for all tastes - the brand spanking new Euro League Manager and the classic FIFA International Soccer. Hugh Poynton Investigates Euro League Manager ers. Your opponents are different and the strategies and tactics that you might have relied on in one league will no longer be quite as successful.
Another strength of the game are the little innovations that Manyk has thrown in.
As far as I know there aren't that many other games that allow you to use a talent scout to find new players. Transfer deals are made more interesting as the game includes a feature that allows players to be transferred using part exchange deals so your wheeling and dealing can he made that bit more efficient and hard nosed.
However, despite these pleasing touches, there are a few things that let Euro To complement its range of excellent Electronic Arts and Microprose rereleases, Guildhall Software has bought up a few new titles from smaller companies such as Binary Emotions and Manyk. Euro League Manager is the latest of these brand new Amiga titles. With Championship Manager 2 seemingly festering away in some dank dungeon of Eitlos Interactive, Euro League Manager has found itself without much competition. Which is pretty fortunate as Manyk's management sim is something of a curates egg.
Euro League Manager does have its good points; as the name suggests it focuses on the football teams of three European countries rather than the usual one. In addi tion to this you can play in a fantasy league and use scouts to find cheap but talented players. The fact that each league is differ eni does add some variety to the game Those well versed in the ways of football will know that each league in which you manage a team varies greatly from the olh Gooooooooaaaaaa! IIIII League Manager down. Unfortunately, Manyk had a tough time trying to get permission to use the names of players and
cup competitions for the game. This means that if you manage your favourite team, the proper players will not be present. Although on the surface this may be a trivial problem, it does detract from the realism of the game.
Manyk has included an editor so you can change the names of players in the various leagues, hut to do this for every player in your chosen league would take quite a while.
Another let down is the graphics.
Although bright and cheerful, the game just seems to lack the crisp, pleasing graphics of Championship Manager and the preview versions I have seen of Championship Manager 2. Call me a nit picker but the main screen, the inside the manager's office, isn't drawn properly - the perspective is wrong and it looks, well, wonky.
To he fair, Euro League Manager looks like the sort of game that will appeal to footy sim fans and will be a useful addition to any management buff's game collection, especially as you aren't limited to managing an English Premier League club. If you are less of a pedant than me and can ignore the annoying little drawbacks, you coulrl do worse than giving Euro League Manager a go.
THE LOW-DOWN PUBLISHER Guildall Leisure DEVELOPER Microprose HD INSTALLABLE Yes PRICE £14.99 SUPPORTS All Amiga GRAPHICS 74% SOUND 70% PLAYABILITY 74% DIFFICULTY Tricky I CAE PARK SAFETY RATIIT0 no caption written tor this ono HUCGY get your finger out and write one will YaH Classy stadium FIFA International Soccer FIFA International Soccer was released nigh on three years ago and graphically it surpasses anything that has been released since. The action is viewed from an isometric point of view that suits the game well and it looks like the console adaptation that it is.
However, be warned it's like trying to watch any major sporting event on American television. After every goal you are bombarded with bloody adverts. Roomf, a goal goes in and for the next few seconds it's, flash, flash, flash, buy Adidas Predators (the footy boots that allowed rich kids to cheat at football by having half a car tyre glued to the cocaine fuelled When you get quite practised at the game you can actually control it well, chipping and passing the ball from player to player.
FIFA is blessed with tonnes of options and features. There are options to change the weather and pitch type, you can play in league, tournament and exhibition matches and you have the option to play the game in an action or simulation mode.
As in most footy games, you can dictate the tactics that the team use; long or short ball or with an emphasis of attack or defence. The amount of moves available is also pretty impressive - back passes, headers It's the all star team, ha, ha Shootitig Running Passi ng Def ence Tick 1ing aalJteepL Mmmm, pretty.
I overhead :ks can all be ttempted. 5 Up Down-Se1ect Where is the f****** ball?
England vs USA really worth mentioning is that sometimes the action can be a little slow and it doesn't really match Goal I or Sensi for tdrenaline thrills. If u're a footy fan jgh, take a look, for me pi ice you will not be disappointed.
PUBLISHER Guildail Leisure DEVELOPER Guildhall HD INSTALLABLE Yes PRICE £14.99 SUPPORTS All Amigas Up Dou-n-Sfcieo * AMIGA ACTION T73 Wing Commander First up is the venerable Wing Commander, the first in a run of four Wing Commander games that have become a refuge for has- been aclors - the games now star Mark Hamil and Indy's fat bearded friend from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In case you've been living on Endor for the last month, you will be aware that the Star Wars trilogy is being re-released this Spring. This has brought about a weird regression among almost the entire population. Adults are cueing to see it, booking weeks in advance and fathers are dragging their kids to see the film they were blown away by back in 1977.
I went to Hamleys in London last weekend and the place was packed out with adults playing with Oarth Vader voice masks and remote control ATAT walker and then went on to a party where the conversation turned to a debate on whether Star Wars was more spiritual than Star Trek. Strange. I personally think sci fi is very closet. Like homosexuality decades ago, people are a little coy about showing their true colours, This spring however, should see an explosion of the 'say it loud. I'm sad and proud' sentiment. To celebrate the re-release of Lucas' masterpiece. I'm going to round up the creme de
la creme of space games, both old ananew and (fittingly) from the future... Guildhall Leisure has just released the first in the series. Though lacking in FMV and gourade shading, the game retains the playability of the later releases and sets tire scene for the entire epic story. The year is 2f 64 and for the past 25 years earth has been facing an Alien menace called the Kilrathi, These alien brutes look something like lions and communicate using pheromones (they sniff each others bottoms?). You are a starfighter pilot aboard Earth's last hope, the Terran carrier, Tiger's Claw.
Accompanying you is the usual complement of amusing hotshot characters; the maverick type loose cannon on deck whose casual disregard for regulations often lands him in trouble; the hard-as-nails but fair leader; the cool, faultless and slightly anally retentive Iceman character and so on.
On pairing you up with insane wingmen and women. In the early missions you fly with a Japanese bimbo who asks questions such as what should we do if we meet the enemy?
(erm, shoot them perhaps?). Then you are Your commanding officer seems intent lumbered with a sexually frustrated Scotsman who insists the enemy 'keep catching me with ma kilt doon'. Still it adds to the fun. These wingmen aren't just for show, through a communication system you can get them to carry out certain orders.
This is an invaluable tool because it adds an element of tactical play into the game. If you're up against heavy enemy fighters with good shields, order your wingman to attack the same target and you'll wear him down faster. If there are swarms of light fighters, get him to attack other targets.
These decisions can make the difference between being blown up and surviving.
Ndertake a series of missions against the furry foe including patrols, escort duties and raids against their capital ships. Although the graphics are a little ropey and the bitmap representations of the ships look pretty dated, you find yourself ignoring the REVIEW All apart from the fact I'm upside down, this is a perfect landing... EJECT «• EJECT
r. MOU*rc leading Hlpha litt Coti KAViGATWK atiTIN ITlOK .
Tljtr1' Claw SfcstKCL IqciQ k.v. Star Wars is on general
release and the force is flowing. To celebrate, Hugh Poynton
looks at the brightest stars in the space game world Moving in
for the kilt.
Shortcomings and getting involved in the game. The Kilrathi fighters are tricky buggers to shoot down and you've really got to concentrate when dogfighling.
Navigating between points is also pretty tricky as asteroids keep getting in the way. These all spin off in different directions so picking your way through can be , W-
C. -lE something of a headache, it's difficult to work out
whether this adds to the game or just makes it totally
infuriating when you manage to shoot down loads of baddies
only to get swatted by an asteroid.
However, if you do actually manage to complete a mission, more missions and ships will become available to you. The structuring of the game is excellent and as you play a story seems to unfold.
You climb the rank and squadrons and fight the good tight as the cat people get more and more lairy; Your progress in the game actually reflects on the course of the intergalactic war. If you win a couple of major battles, the Kiirathi may be pushed out of a star system.
This game shows its age and the graphics leave something to be desired but it is still a damn good game which involves the player to such a degree it is damn near impossible to stop playing. In my humble opinion, Wing Commander grows on you The very cosy sleeping quarters, faster than acne after washing your face with lard.
THE LOW-DOWN PUBLISHER Guildhall DISKS 3 floppies HD INSTALLABLE Yes PRICE £9.99 SUPPORTS All Amigas GRAPHICS GAMEPLAY DIFFICULTY_Average Your Scottish wingman fortified with special brew.
REVIEW Flite Frontier II If you want a slighily more cerebral game, why not try the classic Elite Frontier, When I he original Elile came oul for the BBC in its full wire frame giory back in the mid Bos, it captured the firsi true generation of computer gamers - people who probably now spend a fortune on PlayStations and N64s.
The graphics were pretty good (lor a BBC) and you could get engaged in some excellent space battles. However, the true glory of Flite was its sheer depth of play. The game offered almost unlimited freedom and could be adapted to suit the player. You could be a mercenary, a warrior or a no good snuiggler shipping tonnes of hash and contraband guns about the solar system.
In the original Elite there were eight galaxies and a less than a thousand planets.
In Dave Brnbens sequel there was admittedly As you can see the graphics were absolutely stunning - at the time possibly the most detailed polygon models ever seen on an Amiga game. Weapons are visible on pylons underneath the ships wings, buildings are visible beneath the bio-dome of cities with names iike Birmingham City and the space stations look amazing.
Unlike Wing Commander, you are not fighting the good fight, you're just out to make as much cash as possible. You can adapt the game to fit your mood, be a shifty drugs smuggler and give the interplanetary coppers the run around or be a stalwart citizen of whichever political entity you choose. Whatever, the freedom of gameplay and excellent graphics will impress, especially when you consider the game is four years old.
Only one gafaxy, but it contained 2 hundred million stars with thirty thousand inhabitable planets. This huge play arena is divided between two monster political entities - the Federation and the Empire. Your task is to make as much money as possible either through your own duplicitous skulduggery or in the employ of these super powers.
Star Trek: The 25th Anniversary Can you be smug enough to play Captain Kirk?
OK, so not the most original of titles but a pretty decent game nevertheless. I am of the '4pnj& considered opinion that Star Trek is actually a when they blow things up. Tl j* poncey arsed Prime Directive serves only to make 60 per cent of the episodes boring and unwatehable - with tedious sub plots involving Data or Spock searchingjfor their emotions sente of humour libido. When they kick ass though things pick up. This game lets you teauhrougbthg universe, blowing up spatft ships and telling thoseJstUfuibabkwards colonies in the far reaches of the solar system not to-be so primitive.
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary takes you back to the halcyon days when William Shatnef hari real hair and Scotty wasn't’a lard ball.
You control the characters via a point and click system which is thankfully very easy to pick up.
Each character has a number of roles, each of which is highlighted when the mouse passes over them.
Kirk gives the orciers and leads the parties, Sulu manoeuvres the ship into orbit, Chekov fires the phasers and Scotty keeps you informed of your impending doom.
The strength of the game is its balance of story line and scrapping. The Monkey Island Style point'n'click system really lets you get immersed in the game, and with all the excellent, slightly cheesy pioooyng sound effects you will find the game good fun, hut rather embarrassing to play in public. You can use diplomacy and tact to charm planets inhabitants into giving you information and help or you can be totally offensive to them just like you always wished they were on the TV programme.
For me, the scrapping scenes ¦ s-'are the highlight. Using the mouse to steer the ship, and with a choice of phasers and photon torpedoes, you can attempt to blast the crap out of your foe. You can watch the action from the bridge or the whole screen and some of the battles can be epic, with volley after volley needed to defeat the .
Enemy ship whether it Tae a Romulan warship or a space pirate., All in all, good, unadulterated spoddy fun.
Where the game particularly wins ¦ out is the fact that it does combine intelligence and fun quite effectively.
You have to use your grey matter lo complete most of the missions but they don't become tedious or boring.
Unfortunately, Star Trek, 25th Anniversary is quite difficult to get hold of nowadays but, getting in contac t with mail order companies can often yeild good results.
All in all, good, unadulterated kitsch and spoddy fun.
Extra bloke in the red jersey - watch out - you normally get captured eaten vaporised.
THE LOW-DOWN PUBLISHER Interplay DISKS 8 floppies HD INSTALLABLE Yes PRICE £TBA SUPPORTS All Amigas GRAPHICS GAMEPLAY ACTION REVIEW A - Z TIPS coundrel » Helllllo. Slot another Ounhiil in your cigarette holder, mix another gin and tonic and settle back with a sly grin on your face. Being a bounder and a cad I never do anything honestly, I have a different dolly bird every week and I cheat at computer games. Take advantage of my worldly knowledge if you like. I think you'll find that no other magazine has quite so many hints and tips, or such a handsome rogue with pencil thin moustache. This
month, A to D... A-Train Any time you're strapped for cash, type "CHEATERCHEATERWIMP" for an instant $ 50,000,000.
Action Fighter When asked to enter your name, type "ZBACKDOOR". You will now have infinite lives and energy.
Addams Family Secret Rooms Get yourself an extra four lives whenever your game is finished by walking past the continue door to the left. Here you'll find a secret room where you can collect your extra lives.
Passwords First Power-up I "LI 191" Extra Energy Second Power-up "?1S1M" I "61H1C" Rescue Pugsley Third Power-up "BLSRS" I "B&198" Rescue Cranny Pugsley "V121B" 1 "B?KKV" Rescue Fester Wednesday "VD2RL" 1 "BLS1T" Rescue Wednesday Cranny "V&YKW" I " Z6D?"
Game Ending Fester "VL R4" Starting Locations "&1 Y1M" three hearts (after the big tree) "?191 D" Hearts (after fridge in kitchen) "B919D" 5 hearts (after conservatory) "VI SI 4" Pugsley (games room) "V919B" Fester (picture gallery) "SG9K&" Wednesday (crypt) "BLJK " Granny (kitchen) Alien Breed Soup up the game using the cheats those cheeky Team 1 7 chappies wrote into the game. Log onto the Intex computer on deck two and type any of the following: "I CANT BE ARSED TO PLAY THE FIRST LEVELS" will take you to level three "MANCHESTER UNITED CANT FLY AIRPLANES" will take you to level six "SHINE ON
YOU CRAZY DIAMOND" shows the ending "OH GIMME SOME KEYS IVE COT A HARD ON" will give you infinite keys "I AM IMMORTAL OR SUMMAT LIKE THAT'' will make you invincible "IS IT TRUE THAT THE ALIENS SUPPORT MAN UTD" makes aliens weaker "PISSED AS A FART" will, rather pointlessly, reverse the joystick controls "THE IRAQIS MADE THE WEAPONS" results in the players weapons being duff "SALMAN RUSHDIE PLAYS ALIEN BREED" makes the player invisible "BEWARE ALIENS SPADGE HAS DROPPED ONE" scares aliens off "PITBULLS ON THE LOOSE" turns the aliens psycho "ALIENS ARE FAGGOTS" will give you infinite health
"PUFFNUTS MODE" makes aliens slow and easy to shoot "BEN JOHNSON TRAINED THESE ALIENS” makes aliens super fast
• "STEVIE WONDER” turns the screen purple
• "GURU TIME” will reset the computer
• "ST EMULATOR" makes the graphics duff
• "PC EMULATOR” disables the Intex Computer You should hear a
crunch sound when you've entered in the last letter of your
There were some more, but they were just too rude to print - there may be ladies present... Alien Breed II (ECS & AGA Passwords "378829"Fifty keys ”736353"credits "098654"Ten lives ”243433"Activates level skip (Use 'N' during play to skip levels) Level Codes 02 "353828' 03 "108383' 04 "370101' 05 "982822' 06 ''847464' 07 ''737373' 08 "928112' 09 "267364' 10 "193831' 11 "090921 12 "3093 83' 13 "101221 14 "103992 15 "998112 16 ”125332 17 "091233 Archer M's Pool_ To reveal the ability of the players you are up against type "VF1 2" while in trickshot mode, then go to demo mode to find the new
menu. Select two players to make the computer play itself, then wait. Hey presto - test the metal of your opponents.
'Alio 'Alio_ A simple cheat to access any of the first five levels is to type "BASH STREET KIDS" on the title screen. Whilst playing you will be able to press keys to skip to levels one to five.
1. 1 N A
1. 2 "181CEICWL13PGOQW"
1. 3 "181C8VWGMQ3PGOQV"
1. 4 "181CUBW2NN3PGOQQ"
1. 5 "181A59KMOMVPGOQP"
2. 1 "181A59NMH5RPGOPD"
2. 2 "1 81A59ISIURPGOPG"
2. 3 "181A59KCKPNPGOPF"
2. 4 "181A59M6TSFPGOPA"
2. 5 "181A59M8TSFPGOP9"
3. 1 ”181A59KMV63PGOPT"
3. 2 ”181A59KOV63PGOPW"
3. 3 "181A59M2W6RPGOPV"
3. 4 ”181A590WPFBPG0PQ"
3. 5 "181A59IW5CBPGOPP"
4. 1 ”181A59I21TDPGOSD"
4. 2 "181A59L44U9PGOSC"
4. 3 "1 8! A59NAF5DPGOSF"
4. 4 "181A59NCF5DPGOSA"
4. 5 "1 81A59H6G85PGOS9" Bubble & Squeak (AGA) for nine guys and
nine hearts for a new difficulty setting for infinite hearts
and lives for a message from the programmer "HEFSBEER" "MAX I
BABY" "BUTTHEAD" "WHOCARES” Civilization (ECS & AGA)_ Pressing
'ALT-R' will randomly change the personality of the computer
leader, To get the denizens of your settlement to speed up
their activities, give a settler a command such as Y to build
a road and select the settler again with a mouse. Repeal this
until the road is complete. This will also work with all
settler commands like 'p' to clean pollution, 'm' to build a
mine so that you can build things in a single turn.
If you own an early ECS version you can have find a complete world map by pressing 'SHIFT' and '1234567890T'.
FbfceKttft. S;iir-;. G-:-T :,J Colonization A simple cheat is to name your settlement "Charlotte". This will allow you to see all maps instantly, see other European ports, check other county's statistics and gives you $ 50,000. When you access other European ports you can spend all their money.
Championship Manager 93 94 Select New Game, Tranmere and Arrogant.
Call yourself "Mr Bulgaria" and you will suddenly have 34 million quid to spend.
Cannon Fodder II__ Go to the save game option and when the game requests a name, type "JOOLS". Cheat mode active will flash at the bottom of the screen and the ranks and abilities of your men will have increased.
Desert Strike By typing "HARDCASE" you can get yourself unlimited weapons, but low armour.
Level Codes 2 "BQQQAEB" 3 "KLJLTOE" 4 "WE1VVJT" END "ONKKQKF" "BQQQAEZ" will automatically put 10 rescued guys in you helicopter thus beefing your health points. When you run low on ammo press 'F10' or '0' to call up the map and press either again to go back to the game and you will find all ammo is restocked.
Defender of the Crown By holding down the 'K' key whilst the game is loading, you will start with 2048 knights.
Defender of the Crown 2__ When the game asks for passcodes, type: "GOATY” for invincibility "INCAS” to replace inviso with smart laser in slargate "ANDES" to restore power when the laser is fired.
"RAVEN" to activate the three following keys: Invincibility on off Next level Fly auto pilot 23 levels ay "N" "D" Level Codes 01 "START" 05 "FLOYD" 09 "FURRY" 13 "BEAST" 17 "LEM AC" 21 "ZIPPO" 25 "LASER" 29 "DAFAD" 33 "MAGOG' 37 "FUNKY" 41 "DONKY" 49 "KAN|I" 53 "I RATA" 57 "NEURO" 61 "STOAT" ACTION REVIEW SPORT m I I Poynton takes a look Guildhall’s golfing re-roloase, t GA Tour Golf.
Hole «2 5Q4 yards Par 5 sg ' - ' 0' & € ¦X c rpc RveneI Perfect, a 250 yard drive up the course They're strange things, golf sims. To me, golf is a sport not unlike cricket, in that it is very boring and requires hitting a ball a long way with a stick.
As well as being boring, it also requires those participating in it to dress in red tartan trousers and lemon V-neck pullovers.
(So what's the problem Hugh? - ED) Mind you, after slagging golf for looking about as interesting as a Sunday afternoon at a garden centre, I have to admit, every time I've played on a golf game on the computer it's had a weird Zen like quality. I played Links Golf about five years ago on a lowly 28ft PC and it was massively relaxing. You could chop your ball Into the wide blue yondeL.and it.
You hit any sort of obstacle, it wouldn't be a problem. 'Looks like you've hit a tree, Jim' the slightly stoned commentator would mutter. The perfect way to clear your mind tor half an hour. Maybe that's the attraction of real golf.
A stressful Friday morning seemed like the best time to try out Guildhall's re-release of EA's old PGA Golf Tour.
I wasn't disappointed, the game was a totally stress free environment. I didn't even need to read the manual, everything was pretty much self explanatory - from the power bar to control the strength of your shot, to the par table to show your pitiful results.
This was a damn sight more playable than many golf games and tactics do matter. Get the swing wrong and you chop the ball off to the left or the right, fail to take into account the direction and speed of the wind and the ball will go way off course.
However, at the risk of offending anybody by maligning such a popular game, PGA Tour does have its drawbacks.
The game is seven years old and looks it.
The sky is rendered in a purple blue shade, the colour you'd expect just as a rather bad thunder storm was about to turn the course into mud, and the grass looks it has been liberally coated in radioactive isotopes.
PGA Tour is a game you will either love to bits or not care for at all really. As golf games go it's one of the best - despite the ropey graphics, it does have a certain laid back playability to it, I could almost imagine it being the sort of game you wouldn't sit down to play, it'd be on while you were doing something else and you'd delve into it, take a couple of shots and return back to what you were doing. To do well in the game actually lakes quite a lot of skill, so it is challenging enough to retain your interest for some time. If you're after a relaxing but engaging game, you could do
worse than to pick up a copy of PGA Tour.
THE LOW-DOWN PUBLISHER Guildhall DEVELOPER Electronic Arts HD INSTALLABLE Yes PRICE £9.99 SUPPORTS All Amigas GRAPHICS 70% 75% PLAYABILITY 78% DIFFICULTY Average OVERALL SCORE It's your job to save this quaint provincial little land from the powers of evil ACTION REVIEW COMPETITION On July 19th, the 1997 Royal International Air Tattoo will open its doors to the public. RIAT is the largest and most significant military air show in the world, attracting well in excess of 200,000 visitors and aircraft from more than 35 nations.
The Royal International Air Tattoo is staged each year to help raise funds for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Over the years the show has helped to raise over £3 million for the Benevolent Fund's charitable works.
RIAT 97 will include a 50th Anniversary tribute to the United States Airforce, an aerial display celebrating 50 years oTsupersonic flight and the 1997 Breitling Fighter Challenge. This pits top pilots from across the globe against each other using high tech helmet mounted simulation systems* ~ The Royal International Air Tattoo 1997 RAF FAIRFORD QLOS 19-20 JULY ! - *¦ We have 15 pairs of RIAT 97 adult tickets to give away. To win; simply matcn the aircraft names to the silhouettes below.
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'ou do not wish to receive this information Flyin’ Hi We sneak a look at Epic’s forthcoming combat racer, Some of the Flyin' High Tracks are stunning - look at the shadows on the snowman in this grab Flyin’ High The desert stage In the last few months Epic Jntorai live lias launched .1 concerted effort to re-establish itself as a major player in the Amiga gaming world. By releasing tric'd and tested quality games such as Testament and Kargon from German manufacturers, Epic has been able lo bring new titles to I ho UK safe in the knowledge that the games lilies it is selling have already been
successful on the continent. However, Epic is also taking a few chances on some brand new games. One of these games currently under development is the !-D racing game, Flyin' High.
Flyin' High is a fairly slrnight forward arcade racing game, flic aim is to musc le your way to pole position using yom driving skills and a few well aimed heat seeking missiles. Rather than the usual boring flat circuit, Flyin' I ligh offers you four courses chock full of jumps, clips, bridges and tunnels. I he action takes place, not on .1 flat circ uit hut on convoluted tracks with tunnels, buildings hills and clips and othei obstacles lo hinder your task. Ail this JH I lends I lyin' I ligh a fl * very fast moving a j * graphics and little touches 1 such as I shadows, : reflected
light and m W m M flying sparks add I to die- game immensely. One feature-1 particularly like is the- way the larmae is texlured to give Ihe impression of spec'ri. The only criticism I could make about the game al I he moment is the fact that the steering is still quite sensitive. Allhough update patches have eased this problem to a large degree, putting the car into a spin or a skid is slill annoyingly easy.
Many of I lie game's func tions aren't available- quite yet, but Flyin' High is under continuous development and patches are available from Flyin' High's support Web site. The finished version should boast one and two player modes, j j loads (it powerups,
- cuslomisations for the car and 1 wide variety of tracks.
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Keep your eyes peeled Mjjr for rlyin’ Ftigh, the- game looks like being a worthy addition to Epic's new range of Amiga specific lilies and a showcase as to how good games can look on an Amiga.
Claustrophobic action in one of the game's many tunnels Why do you think they call it Fiyin' High?
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