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The Amiga Magic browsing software (AMosaic etc.) into an easy-to- Pack (below) will use package, suitable for novices. However, as Jonathan Anderson told Amiga by a pack aimed n. At Net surfers. Rormal in October: Our intention is to include support for the Internet next year. This will be included in Workbench". We understand that Amiga Technologies had been talking to developers about this project even before the relaunch of the A1200, so the resulting bundle may not only include the relevant hardware, hut also proper TCP support through Workbench. I laving campaigned for such a venture (see AF78amongst others), we obviously think that this is great news. The basic Amiga setup is an ideal, low-cost solution for families or organisations who want Internet terminals. The Amiga, as a multimedia platform, is obviously ideally suited to this task, with its integrated sound and graphics capabilities. The only drawback so far is that there has been no concerted commercial effort to bring together the network software (TCP) and the AUQ0S ARRIVE, NEW ODELS ON THE WAY The new A4000s are now officially in stock, only slightly later than they were promised. The initial batch of machines are '040 only, the more powerful ’060 versions will follow in January. Although the A4000 doesn't seem to be priced very competitively, the common consensus is that the initial run will be snatched up at any price by people who have been starved of powerful Amigas for too long. These people mainly include corporate clients who use the Amiga as the centre of a multimedia, rendering, or desktop video solution. More new machines seem to be on the way. Petro Tsychtchenko, MD of Amiga Technologies, made an official announcement at the Computer Arena conference in Rome that an A1200+ machine was on the way for early ’96. Although he did not reveal any specifics. Amiga Format believes that the new A1200 will feature a 68030 processor, and include a SIMM socket on the motherboard to facilitate RAM upgrades.

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Page 12 Advanced Amiga Guide looking good.
Page 14 Silica and SDL saved by buyout.
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0) GAMES Introduction
* y e NeC* O ASIM CDFS 3 ¦0 ASIM CDFS (Compact Disc File System)
has been around for some time and this latest version could
make all the difference in bringing your Amiga and CD-ROM into
J VWith the addition of inverse kinematics in Lightwave
4. 0, this popular 3D animation system will have only one weak
spot - collision detection. IMPACT! Adds this and real-world
physics to make creating animations easier and more realistic.
BREATHLESS | Breathless m Find out why the Amiga world has been set alight by this champion among Amiga games.
C 13 A 24-bit true-colour paint package with layers on Cl and at a reasonable price. We load up XiPaint and go in sea of inspiration for a pixel-constructed masterpiece.
Q¥| Amiga M1438S 0 I The first official new product since the demise of Commodore is a monitor - but is it any good?
M Leading Lap Racing games are ever popular, but what does this one have to offer?
C Zeewolf 2
* 0 Can this sequel live up to the potential promised by the
Amiga Format Gold- winning original?
Q Link-lt!
* 0 i0 If you have a two-computer setup, you need a networking
solution to get the maximum benefit from it. There is certainly
no shortage of networking options to choose from, but do you
know what to look for? Link-lt! Could be a simple and flexible
MainActor Broadcast 0 0This is a program that should be of interest to users interested in graphics and animation. MainActor Broadcast can load and save animations and images in many different formats.
Worms CD32 Now, this is going to run with my CD drive isn't it?
ZEEWOLF 2 Pinball wWPrelude Gosh! Pinball treated as if it should be fun and not a simulation. Can it be true?
GameBusters 'Hints, tips and cheats.
Re-releases As good as new... ¥| f CD-ROMs I I Aminet Set 2 follows on logically from Set 1 and is jam-packed with useful utilities, programs, pictures, demos and music. C=64 Sensations is a nostalgic CD of a bygone era and Gamers Delight II should appeal to all you game lovers out there.
PINBALL PRELUDE Great things are afoot in the Amiga world.
We were able to find out more during the Computer '95 Show in Cologne, Germany.
Turn to... page 19 Join us for a stroll through one of the most eventful years in the Amiga's history, as seen through the eyes of Amiga Format. _ r page 2 5 Coverdisks Coverdisk A: Ultimate Workbench Utilities - p132 Not a single package, but a collection of the most up to date, most vital and most useful Workbench utilities, from disk salvage software to file managers, virus checkers to image viewers - you can't afford to be without it.
A pleasant suprise David Pleasance is back in the form of Tangent Music Design
- a partnership intent on demonstrating the fact that the Amiga
can produce results just as good as any other music computer.
Page 30 © REGULARS Advertisers' Index 8 Month In View 9 Tim Smith Column 14 Dale Bradford Column 15 Public Domain 75 Workbench 105 Amiga.net 114 Letters and Gallery 117 CD Extra 134 Next Month 137 0 OFFERS Special Offers 122 Books 126 Order Forms 127 Back Issues 128 Subscriptions 129 Coverdisk B: Breathless - p130 Check out this beautiful first person perspective shoot-em cum explore-em- up ever seen in the history of the Amiga.
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78. 79 ......01322 272908 1996 In View Mick Veitch
boldly surges forward into a new year for the Amiga, one full
of hope, optimism and happiness for us all - apart from the
monsters in Breathless... MT ¦ems like ihe whole month :. If
not the full 24 hours st a good 20. In fact, he [hat he
terrified Binary uent. Probing phone calls, iclivily side,
that lucky Mr
o the recent show ill le obviously had a good came back with
loads of f great new products, 't let me sec in case I took
really excited by a new game, h
- over the last few months we hai seen some tremendous releases
There was Alien Breed ID. Worms and now. Breathless.
I was intrigued when I learnt that Power Computing were going to be publishing a game. Hell known as they for hardware and serious software, entering the entertainment market is a step. But I'm sure it was a step that wai very easy for them to lake after seeing Breathless - just as easy as it was for us to say: "He'd like lhat on our Coverdisk please".
If you haven't already played with l Coverdisk demo (how could you resist: then go and do so right now. Then you read the exclusive review ou page 47. A then you can rush out and buy it.
And it’s by no means the only great game we have for you this month.
After what seems to have been a very long and disturbing quiet period. Binary Asylum have jusl in ¦ iheir a« claimed ccicid ¦ races around BjBSSiBm puli goo laiulst api H||!P|||L i game. Cunningly named I ieewulj 2, it is a reworking I of Ihe original with more ’ things to blow up and more vehicles to do it with. Don't listen cresting of these (for me
- Gravity's IMPACT!
N for LightWave. This :m allows you to apply
i. such as gravity, to within a scene, and will at forces and
collisions, cresting thing according is MainActor Broadcast.
N a line of animation sing software, which goes beyond what you could do Ih old AdPro and FRED.
Well, there isn't time to mention the new Amiga monitor, our feature on David Pleasanec. The Link It! System, or even Pinball Prelude, because I think there's just enough lime for me to thrash leve McGill at SWOS 95 96 more time before the watchman throws us out of 9661 ulure Printed in the UK.
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If) Z In the first of a new series on how to use the Internet. Darren
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ideal Internet solution, and Amiga Tech.'s new bundle will be
emphasising this.
Surf's up for A1200
- new bundle promised Amiga Technologies have revealed to us that
there will be an Internet- specific bundle of the A1200 on sale
early next year. Although no specifics were given, we
understand that the pack will contain a modem, an A1200 with
hard drive and the relevant TCP and nctbrowsing software.
The Amiga Magic browsing software (AMosaic etc.) into an easy-to- Pack (below) will use package, suitable for novices.
However, as Jonathan Anderson told Amiga by a pack aimed n ¦ .
At Net surfers. Rormal in October: Our intention is to include support for the Internet next year. This will be included in Workbench". We understand that Amiga Technologies had been talking to developers about this project even before the relaunch of the A1200, so the resulting bundle may not only include the relevant hardware, hut also proper TCP support through Workbench.
I laving campaigned for such a venture (see AF78amongst others), we obviously think that this is great news. The basic Amiga setup is an ideal, low-cost solution for families or organisations who want Internet terminals. The Amiga, as a multimedia platform, is obviously ideally suited to this task, with its integrated sound and graphics capabilities.
The only drawback so far is that there has been no concerted commercial effort to bring together the network software (TCP) and the AUQ0S ARRIVE, NEW ODELS ON THE WAY The new A4000s are now officially in stock, only slightly later than they were promised. The initial batch of machines are '040 only, the more powerful ’060 versions will follow in January.
Although the A4000 doesn't seem to be priced very competitively, the common consensus is that the initial run will be snatched up at any price by people who have been starved of powerful Amigas for too long. These people mainly include corporate clients who use the Amiga as the centre of a multimedia, rendering, or desktop video solution.
More new machines seem to be on the way. Petro Tsychtchenko, MD of Amiga Technologies, made an official announcement at the Computer Arena conference in Rome that an A1200+ machine was on the way for early ’96.
Although he did not reveal any specifics. Amiga Format believes that the new A1200 will feature a 68030 processor, and include a SIMM socket on the motherboard to facilitate RAM upgrades.
It is unclear whether this machine will be sold as a stand-alone unit, or only as part of a bundle.
AdOOOs won't bo produced in lorge numbers initially, hul hopefully there- will be enough for those whose business depends on them.
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give the five and a half million Amiga owners worldwide
something to be proud of."
Trouble in DAVID PLEASANCE PAGE 30 store Although ESCOM stores are now stocking the Amiga, it seems that some sales staff are not necessarily giving out the best advice. Amongst the complaints, one outraged Amiga fan told us that a store assistant had told for the Anvig8, him, “the Amiga is only tores could do a around for Christmas, High prot'l® a hidden agen [hen it will go out of but do their s production. If you want a machine with a future, you are better off with an Escom PC."
Amiga Technologies are very concerned about this situation and have made the following suggestions if you find yourself in a similar situation:
• Ask to speak to the Store Manager.
• If he or she is unhelpful, take the names of the people
involved and make a note of the location of the store.
• Forward these details, with a covering letter explaining the
circumstances to Amiga Technologies at: 1st Floor, 6 Bridge
Avenue, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 1RR.
The show must go on The World Of Amiga show will lake place early in 1996. There has been a certain amount of confusion because the show organisers were sadly let down over a venue for the original date. The event has been rescheduled to the 12-13th April and will now be taking place in the familiar venue of the Hammersmith Novotel.
The show is an important statement of faith in the machine by its new owners and. Judging by the reaction to the recent show in Cologne, it doesn't seem as if they will be disappointed. Obviously, an exhibitor list is far from complete at the moment, but we would expect to see some representation from overseas developers, such as Phase 5, MacroSystcms and Villagetronic.
For more details of the show as we get them, you can visit the AF homepage at: www.futurenet.co.uk computing amigaformat.html Or try ringing the organiser on 01369 706346.
After some extensive research, the incompatibility problem which prevents some games software working properly on the new A1200s has been tracked down to the floppy drive itself.
Official hardware reference manual is "ambiguous" in parts and advise developers: “When doing such low-level operations, ii is always a good idea to look and see what the OS is doing".
Programmers take note: do not try to make use of calls to DSKRDY anymore.
Fortunately, Amiga Format was able to prevent at least one near-disaster, by supplying the information in time for Binary Asylum to remaster their latest release, •ewolf 2 (reviewed on page 57). To work on the new machines.
All developers should now be aware of the difficulties with new drives and be able to adjust their software accordingly.
One of the hardware features, the DSKRDY line, which was present on all previous drives used in the A1200, is not supported by the mechanism used in new machines.
Normally, software applications would check to sec if the drive was on and spinning at the correct speed by either waiting for half a second, or by checking the DSKRDY line.
AmigaDOS, and therefore everything that works through Workbench, just wait for a bit and so they work fine.
Only games which work on very low-level disk access will be affected, bin, unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there is any way around the problem short of remastering the disk, which many software houses may not lie in a position to do.
Amiga Technologies have admitted that the So the World of Amiga Show went ahead In Toronto from 8th December ’95, which Is good news for all of us. As I understand It.
Because I couldn't get there, the seminar line-up was as follows: Amiga on the Internet Frt. 5:00pm
- 5:40pm: Scala Multimedia Production Frl. 7:00pm to 7:40pm;
Amlga-PC Connectivity with Unklt Frl. 8:00pm to 8:40pm; CD-ROMs
and your Amiga Sat. 11:00am to 11:40am; Practical Modeling In
Lightwave 3D Sat. 12:00pm to 12:40pm; PC and Macintosh
Emulation Sat. 1:00pm to 1:40pm; Professional 3D Graphics with
Cinema 4D Sat. 2:00pm to 2:40pm; Structured Drawing with
DesignWorks v2. Sat. 3:00pm to 3:40pm; Non Linear Video Editin
Sat. 4:00pm to 4:40pm: Creating CD-ROMs on the Amiga Sun.
11:00am to 11:40am; 3D Digitizing with Vertisketc Sun. 12:00pm
to 12:40pm; How to make Money with Multimedia Applications Sun.
1:00pm to 2:40pm (thanks to comp.sys.amiga.advocacy for the
? | The Smith Column |EJ|g] PhPnOltieildl _ G i llu Wnrtri rJ imJita CK _¦ ¦ ¦ V ¦ ¦ ¦ W ¦ ¦ ¦ Ulhlch seems to show just a teensy-weensy bias towards the graphics end of the market It must be said. This aside, the notion that the Amiga Is once again attracting show goers and show organisers must be a good thing all around. Now we need AT and Escom to start ramping up that advertising for the Amiga because following the An unprecedented and overwhelming response lo the Coala competition sel by Amiga Format in issue 78 left stall agog at the flood of entries pouring into the office every day
since that issue hit the newstands.
In all. Over 2,000 entries were received. The competition, held in conjunction with Siren and Kmpire Interactive, put 10 Apollo accelerator cards up for grabs. The winners will be drawn and notified shortlv alter this issue goes to press.
Rat hel Mutton of Kmpire Interactive said, "gush gush gush gush" Amiga Formal would like to thank all the entrants who took part. The response was a boost for morale as well as an eye opener to the demand for accelerators out there.
Tim Amiga Is still the most versatile home ipvter around.
To the real Christmas rush for new Pcs and Macs, people are going to be sitting in front of boxes all over the world saying: "Waddya mean I need another 8Mb of RAM before the system will boot? Eh? Parity or no-parity? Do what? I just wanna play Worms is all. And waddya mean I can't load all of the system software because I need another hard disk?
Come off it bud!". If only they'd known.
Just think 11 you'd been given an Amiga for your first computer at Christmas... and If you have, then welcome.
Multitasking, plug It Into the telly, loads of Shareware, loads of games, loads of cost-effective (cheap) software floating around the place. Built-In sound, an OS that doesn't increase your system overheads. If you've got any sense at all. You are going to be one happy bunny.
D vantage “But I can’t play Command And Conquer! Bwhahhah"
* fWl 'f.TTiV ft "fffl rrtyy c| 1.1 J'Xim Oh please, you
can’t play Sonic the flaming Hedeplg or Super Plumber Boys
either can you? So what? You won't have to fork out god knows
how many hundreds of pounds to make your computer do what you
want it to do either.
This Is real plug and play bud. This Is real computing with a human touch. No one needod to buy a Rolling Stones song or get Oliver Stone to witter on about power to convince people that the Amiga could do what you wanted It to do, when you want it to do It from a base unit. So get into It.
The Amiga Is still the most versatile home computer around.
So Happy New Year and welcome to the real world.
These pictures illustrate some of the noteworthy features of the Advanced Amiga Guide software.
Contact Tim Smith on gashead@clx.compullnk.co.uk and gashead@teaml7.oom the opinions expressed Here an not always those of Amigt Format TIME TO GET STARTED A new multimedia language called Advanced AmigaGuide will be showcased in a CD-ROM package called Get Started.
Developed by Active Software, the CD is targeted at Amiga beginners and intermediate users with the aim of helping them advance in the numerous fields of Amiga productivity.
Amiga Technologies have shown interest in Advanced Amiga Guide. Chris Wiles. Managing Director of Active, wrote the following down on a piece of paper. “I don't think anything like this has been done before. It really does prove that with skillful AGA programming the Amiga is capable of PC-style multimedia interfaces."
Get Started should be available for neophytes in late January.
FTi Amiga - the future of television NEWS JANUARY 1996 ? The Bradford ColumnlH l|H If ever there was a moment for the combined weight of Amiga hardware manufacturers to showcase the potential and practicality of Amiga-based technology as the outstanding platform for a cable-television network, it is now.
The announcement by Tony Blair in October 1995 that, if elected, he will allow British Telecom to compete directly with private cable-TV companies wiped £1 billion off of the share value of said companies.
In combination with the new scheme introduced by the Department of Trade and Industry to allow on-line services to be sent into consumer’s homes by radio.
Cable-TVs chances of ever taking oil'are in danger of being completely crushed.
To combat the threat, the Cable Communications Association have spent £200,000 at the Telecom Manager's Association Show held in Brighton last month (November ’95). The money was spent on the presentation of future multimedia services including: FOFLASH: Budget details on Channel 39 Amiga controled MPEG television. An opportunity for cable companies to pre-empt BT.
Constabulary Information Network has so brilliantly and practically illustrated, the Amiga is best suited to, and most cost effective when working within this type of cable application.
A Wideband Internet Access - A full 8MHz cable channel feed with access to the World Wide Web at claimed speeds that arc 100 times faster than traditional methods.
A The linking of computer networks and telecoms to allow businesses access to locally-priced calls between offices.
Most important to the Amiga market, was the trial of television transmitted across a PC network. As the Cleveland Wideband access would mean that owners of Amiga technology-based set top boxes could enjoy video on demand, communicate with each other within their franchise area for free, and play network games such as Super Skidmarks and Gloom.
General Cable, die only cable company still trading in shares above their launch price believe that cable must demonstrate its unique capabilities to restore investor confidence, "a couple of years down the line most networks will be pretty well complete and investors will start to see some profits.” With the advent of Hi-Soft’s MPEG decoder and Amiga Technologies' pledge to licence their technolog)' to third parties, the Amiga’s future could truly be the future of television.
It Is a curious paradox that the Amiga’s saviour Is a company which, with their ‘pioneering’ strategy of selling high quantities of Pcs at very low prices, Is doing the most to undermine the Amiga’s success, by making Its price look disproportionately large.
After all, when a (highly desirable, if not essential) monitor Is added to an Amiga Magic pack. It comes In at a few quid more than a ‘base’ PC system. Surely it is not beyond Amiga Tecnologies1 technical capabilities to get the Amiga to interface with those same monitors which grace the average PC? That, at least, would be one positive benefit of being owned by one of Europe's largest PC manufacturers.
The Rmlga’s biggest selling point, over the years, has been the fact that It Is a 'real' computer but at a much lower price than those lumbering dinosaurs used In offices.
Now those dinosaurs have evolved to become quite nimble little things themselves, and anything which will help to regain the Amiga’s price advantage should surely be looked Into, shouldn't it?
It is something of a mixed blessing that Escom have now decided to stock Amiga In their stores. Yes. It's good that they - at least - will be advertising it, and it will have a greater High Street presence, but It’s not going down too well with a lot of the Independent retailers who have always been the backbone of the Amiga's success.
Anything which will help to regain the Amiga's price advantage should surely be looked Into, shouldn't It?
Some of them are afraid that, should the machine not perform to Escom’s expectations, they will slash the price In an effort to sell it through. Good news, you think?
No. The Independents will then be left with stock which they will probably have to lose money on to sell. Which hardly helps to build long-term trading relationships.
Many Independents are already selling Amlgas with a considerable amount of forbearance, knowing that profits made by Amiga Technologies will, eventually, filter back through to the parent company who are their main competition on the High Street.
So If Escom retail do unilaterally reduce the price of the Amiga, many of those independents will Just wash their hands of the machine altogether. Never to touch it again.
For the Amiga’s long- term future, I hope AT are keeping a close eye on their parent's activities.
Contact Dale Bradford by fax on 01633 896087.
The opinions expressed in this column are those of a fine, upstanding man - but not necessarily those of Amiga Format.
Mmg To find out more about the potential of MPEG, cable television, and the Cleveland Constabulary Information Network, turn to our feature on page 33.
MPEG PAGE 33 FANTASTIC FOUR SAVE SILICA Following the application for an Administration Order by SDL (13th October 1995), a group calling themselves Anglo Corporation PLC have stepped in and bailed the stricken retailer out in a deal involving an undisclosed sum.
The buyout vindicates SDL's management strategy of applying for the much maligned Adminsistration Order to protect themselves from debtors - debts of just under £8 million had accumulated over a period of 18 months, due no doubt at least in part to the limbo-like state state of the Amiga during that period.
The re-emergence of the Amiga, SDL's most successful product line, combined with the various announcements by Amiga Technologies of new Amiga lines and support equipment such as CD-ROM, should secure the future of the company.
When commenting on the buyout Stuart Tidy, joint Chairman of Anglo Corp said, 'Our immediate focus will be to concentrate on taking full advantage of the busy Christmas season.'
More plans will be unveiled neat year. For now though, the future distribution lines of the Amiga are assured. Hurrah!
From left to right. Mike West. Stuart Tidy. David Gosling. Tony Deane.
Amiga Format's iop 'J D roaion te buy... llJj Mctl MwtOr sard.
1 You can play Breathless (see page 47) at the highest screen resolution and a faster running speed.
2 3D games in general run faster (including F1GP).
3 Windows in Workbench are optimised.
4 Most come with memory expansions on board.
5 Rendering times in 3D packages are vastly reduced.
6 More powerful Amigas are more attractive to developers.
There .re many accelerators on ,h. Market a, ? Mu|tj.task jng js easjer to the moment. Look out for a round-up in March. 3 achieve and more efficient.
8 JPEG images compress and decompress quicker.
9 David Taylor of sister mag Amiga Shopper reckons they are the biz.
10 You'll be doing yourself a favour and making life easier in general.
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The Power Amiga As we were able to find out more about the project from a press conference during the Computer ‘95 show in Cologne, during November, we thought it only fair to update you on the current situation and explain the possible ramifications, along with a report from this most prestigious of European Amiga shows.
The conference was an event in itself and was something to behold. It was surprising just how many computer journo types were in attendance, between 60 and 100 people, so many it was hard to imagine they were all from Amiga titles - not to mention TV cameras. However, bearing in mind the gravity of the announcement made, it was quite understandable.
The highlight of the conference, however, was Petro Tvschtshenko’s, President of Amiga Tech.. keynote address where he made known the company's plans for the Amiga.
Mr Tyschtshenko pulled no punches with his explanation of why they had kept quiet about their plans: "We have a clear business plan; we do things consequently, step-by-step.
First we ramped up the production and set up an organisation to handle the Amiga market and satisfy the demand. Now that we have achieved this successfully, we will focus on research and development to bring new and better products on to the market. One of the mistakes the former Commodore made, was to do too many things at a time, too many promises and so losing focus on important aspects of its business.
We have learned from these mistakes and won't repeat them. Commitments and promises are nice, but facts are better."
Strong words, but what does this me.an to Amiga users?
"Our pre-emptive multitasking Operating System Amiga OS will be ported to the Power PC platform first. Our goal is to make our OS hardware independent to allow further ports on other platforms."
So what's so special about the PowerPC chip? Well, for starters, it uses a RISC; (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) processor which runs extremely fast for a surprisingly low cost. The first models are planned to use the MPC.604 chip from Motorola which can run at speeds in excess of 150MHz and should be available by the first quarter of 1997.
However, not only do the PowerPC chips run very quickly, they can also emulate other processors very well. This means that making the Amigas backward compatible is fairly easy and could also mean that the Power Amigas will be able to run PC; software as well.
While 1997 seem a long way awav Amiga Tech have been working with German peripheral manufacturer Phase on a new range of PowerPC; accelerators. The boards will boost the performance of the A1200. A4000 and A3000 to speeds in excess of 100MHz and will be available some time in the first half of 1996. O Continued overleaf Computer J95 Show Report AMIGA TECHNOLOGIES AND In this busy environment the stands that attracted the largest crowds was the Amiga Technologies and Phase V stands. This is quite understandable since several new products were on display including the A4000T, the Power Up
PowerPC board, virtual reality i-glasses.
Blizzard 1260, the Q-drive 1241 CD-ROM drive, music and networking software, as well as an all-new C++ compiler.
On the Amiga Tech stand I passed by Petro Tyschtshenko several times without recognising him as he was dressed in jeans and a T-shirt while handing out leaflets.
In keeping with the current Internet craze, the busiest section of the stand was the network area where several Amigas linked via the latest version of Interworks' ENLAN-DFS hardware and their l-Net 225 and T- Net software. The ENLAN-DFS adds ethernet connectivity through the A1200’s PCMCIA port while 1-Net uses the TCP IP protocol to connect to the Net. Of great interest to 3D buffs was the T-Net Lightwave render farm software, which makes sharing rendering projects between machines easy.
As there has been a drought of C++ compilers, it was little wonder that the Amigas running the new Storm C compiler were surrounded by eager programmers. We can expect to see Storm C shipping in its international version some time early in the first quarter of 1996.
Surprisingly, there were more people viewing the i-glasses than the Q-Drive. This may be because, although this quad-speed drive is Aside from ihe announcement from Amiga Technologies, the Computer
* 95 show in Cologne on 10- 12 November, was also the venue for
the unveiling of many new products. It was attended by over
50.000 eager and cash-laden Amigans just itching to get their
hands on the latest wares.
There was an astounding number of new products at the show, both software anti hardware, and the stands filled two whole halls of the massive exhibition complex.
Although nominally an all-format show, approximately 90 percent of the stands were dedicated to the Amiga. Despite their abundance of new products two of the biggest sellers were the Amiga Magic bundles and the new 1438 monitors.
Lots on offer The Maxon stand was the busiest software-only stand who had several exciting programs on display, as well as German 3D guru Tobais Richter who was showing his 1995 showreel. Cinema -II) iminn 3 I'm was being shown on the Amiga as well as beta version 4 on the PC and Mac.
Version 3 has several enhancements, including lens flares, inverse kinematics with limited movement and an incredible speed increase of between 2 and 10 times faster depending on the scene complexity.
There are also three new expansion modules: CinemaWorhl - for creating landscapes; CinemaFonl - for converting Type 1 fonts to smooth 3D objects; and Cinema lire - as the name suggests, a fractal tree generator.
Aside from Cinema -II), there were plentv of other interesting products that were on show on this stand, including DiskMAGIC, MaxonMAGIC 3. A collection of professional quality objects for Cinema
II) and MaxanMI l.TIMWIA. Computer J95 Show Report PHASE V STEAL
THE SHOW technically impressive, most serious Amiga users in
Germany already have a CO-ROM drive.
On the Phase V stand the Power Up and Blizzard 1260 accelerators were drawing a serious crowd.
The Power Up board was the board developed hand-in-hand with Amiga Technologies to upgrade existing machines to Power PC compatibility and performance levels. The first board should be ready for distribution in the first half of 1996 and will be based on Motorola MPC603e processor.
This RISC-based processor will accelerate an Amiga to 100MHz and a later board based on the MPC604 is expected to run at 150MHz. The first board, the prototype of which was on display at the show, will be for The o-drive 1241 cd-rom drive from the A4000 and boards for the A1200 and A3000 will follow. Aml?* Tech *., impms.iv., but _ , , overlooked by most people.
The Blizzard 1260 is the A1200 version of the amazing Cyberstorm 060-based accelerator and can boost the computing power of an A1200 to over 80 MIPS (Million Instruction Per Second). This is two to three times faster than most 040-based accelerators and is a real blessing for those A1200-owners who are into 3D graphics. This board should be in production sometime during the first quarter of 1996 when more of the 68060 CPUs will be available.
Also on show was the new Twist Organiserwhich is based upon Twist 2. Not only does il use the power, relational features, DataTypes and flexibility of Twist, it will be available in a stand-alone version too.
You can expect many of the programs featured on the Maxon stand to be available from HiSoft in the L'.K, during the early part of 1996.
ProDad s stand was another popular one with several v ideo and graphics products on display. Along with their range of high-quality genlocks, such as the Neptun range, the stand had plenty of exciting software.
The latest addition to the ProDad range is AXIMAOE which is an impressive-lookiug composition package. This product has several special effects modules, including perspective and warping effects, and can load in projects from Adorageand Monument 'I'itler, However, its main purpose is compositing animations and creating transition effects. As with ClariSSA.
AXIMAGEhas a flexible and highb configurable interface that enables you to open as many windows as you like. Along with these features AX MAGE has support for several animation and image formats and even works with Ylab- Motion board.
Aside from all of this, there were several other products, such as an incredibly tiny HD floppy drive from Dell that is little bigger than a disk, version 3 of the German rayu acer Reflections, Wordworth 5.
MiiinAelor Rmndcnst. The DraCo graphics station and several accelerators.
From the smiling faces and bundles of goodies it would be safe to sav that a good time was had bv all and hopefullv we can look forward a similar show in the I K soon. 1) Continued overleaf 4 ANTI GRAVITY EUROPE Anti-gravity (whose Impact!
System is reviewed on p.88 this issue) proudly take their places at the stand of Activa, their new European partners.
Who was there?
DIGITA INTERNATIONAL Digita International were also at the show. This Devon-based company will be familiar to most of you through products like Wordworth and DntaStorr which have become household names. Despite sharing a stand with MacroSyslems, Digita still attracted a lot of attention in its right.
The two most popular products were the new versions of Wordworth and Organisrr. The special preview version of Wordworlh 5 has several notable new features including: drag and drop style sheets, improved footnotes, background printing, wizards, support for 24-bit graphics cards, improved tables. Arexx support, cutting and pasting of paragraph formats, improved font handling and speed enhancements.
Digita can be contacted on 01395 270273 MACROSYSTEMS MacroSyslems have distribution centres in both Germane and the US and specialise in graphics hardware. Perhaps their most famous products are the Vlab and Vlab Motion digitisers. These boards were selling like hot cakes at the show on other stands, as well as their own.
However, their main attraction was the. .Amiga-based. DraCo graphics station. This monster of a machine is based on the 68060 chips as standard, but also has an option for adding a DE( 1 Alpha co-processor to give even more power. The DraCo also comes with a total of 10 expansion slots, a Vlab Motion hoard, a Retina graphics card, the Toccata 16-bit audio card, a quad-spced CD-ROM drive and lots more.
ACTIVA INTERNATIONAL & ANTI GRAVITY PRODUCTS EUROPE One of the most noteworthy stands belonged to a new partnership - Activa International &- Anti Gravity Products Europe. American company Anti Gravity Products joined forces with Ac tiva to expand their operations into the European market.
Anti Gravity arc a long-established company with their roots in computer graphics. Not only do they distribute
l. ightWave and just about every utility, they also develop their
own software and their production division. Anti Gravity
Workshop, are responsible for top quality computer graphics
featured in Honry I Blr.r I Tp tin' Kid. 17C5 and Tales from
the Crypt.
Their expansion and partnership with Activa will be good news for European animators since the company will he bringing a number of products previously only available in the US.
Activa International it- Anti Gravity Products Europe can he contacted in the UK on 0181 402 5770.
RasoPT UK-based HiSoft were at the show too.
Attracting a great deal of attention with the new Squirrel MPEG unit and selling quite a few Squirrel SCSI interfaces.
The Squirrel MPEG on show was a fully working prototype that was showing some choice scenes from Star Trek l and did a great job in stopping about 80 percent of the passing crowds.
This unit can be attached to most SCSI devices and can even be used, via a remote control, with just a CD-ROM drive to playback films. The unit will be available in early 1996 for around £180 and should do exceedingly well.
For more details, call HiSoft on 01525 718181.
MAGAZINES One of the pleasant side effects of the press conference was the presence of Amiga magazines from all over Europe.
Three of the most notable were front Germany. Spain and Poland.
Hie German magazine. Amiga Pitts, is published by the show's organisers 1CP, The magazine itself is perhaps the most varied of the three and covers a great deal of subjects, including plenty of reviews and some tutorials.
The Spanish magazine. Amiga.Info is actually published bv some of the students and professors of a Spanish university. It has a slight bias towards graphics, but is still very technical.
Although all three mags are verv technical, the Polish magazine. Amiga Magtuyn. Was even more technical. .As well as the usual reviews, there were several complicated hardware and * Surfing Starter Pack
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The SuperDouble CD-ROM pack includes the award-winning AGA Experience CD-ROM - rated 93% in issue 79 of Amiga Format. This CD- ROM is crammed full of pictures, utilities, demos, animations and tools for AGA Amigas. The SuperDouble pack also includes the latest Aminet CD- ROM. This disk is brimming with the latest I’D, shareware, utilities, demos and picture files from the Aminet archives on the internet.
A full classic Squirrel is also included in the pack. This allows easy connection of any SCSI peripheral to the AI200. The package has all the necessary drivers and software for easy connection of hard drives, CD-ROMs and removable disk drives, such as the Zip " Drive, to your Amiga.
V____ Cinema4D Constantly doing battle with the Shell CLI? Stop this futile struggle with DiskMAGIC, the easy-to-use file and disk management utility from HiSoft.
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Equipped with an intuition- based multi-tasking editor, Cinema4D is replete with every conceivable option including window-based real-time interactive modelling, direct modelling in 3D, basic and complex primitives with infinite variations, easy object manipulation, floating toolbars, user-defined menus, object and texture lists, definable object hierarchies, optimised versions for 68020 (A1200 etc.) & FPUs, and much more!
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Well Amiga did return, thank goodness, and. All things considered. 1995 will go down as being one of the more eventful years in its history. Join me now for a stroll through 1995. As seen through Amiga Format's eyes... AMIGA Disk 67c FORBiMT The year began for us with our January issue, launched, j somewhat confusingly, at the December World Of Amiga show. The show itself was excellent marred only slightly by the failure of the David Pleasance Colin Proudfoot alliance to Kjj2*B announce officially that their MBO had been successful (ahem), and the total collapse of Team 17's 'hard-drinking-
northerners' reputation.
Nick Veitch and myself met many of you on the splendidly-adorned AF stand and hundreds of you took advantage of our special show offers and subscribed for the coming year. I hope you've enjoyed it and trust you will all be renewing? Maybe we'll meet up again at the next World Of Amiga show... January's AF came with three disks.
_i Ufa_ Lion king j&’ ,-ft T, * including the full version of ' •**•¦««»« aicj , .... . * aCIW '.mtb, AMOS Professional and demos of i the wonderful SWOS. The pretty Lion King and ATR. Then-editor Steve Jarratt looked back over ' ¦= ww the previous year and called it 0 LlIM UMT«D "One of the most tumultuous . SiSSf years in the history of 0 I -* m i iickt, »*.*: . 'c*.
Commodore and the Amiga." He * should have stuck around... We promoted our AMOS Coverdisk with a competition for you to write your own game and a feature on what to do with it once you'd .; written it. SWOS was Gold rated, as was ¦ jf~ Theme Park 500, while Rise Of The Robots fife,' earned a stinging 19%.
In the serious section, Wordworth 3.1SE picked up a coveted Gold award and we were I Jk'. J so impressed with it that we... (see April).
T Elsewhere in the industry, Sony were .' Beginning to pick up significant coverage for some console or other they intended launching this year.
2NOv£iuibERui:CtilliBfcK DO Dale Bradford bids a fond farewell of the year 1995 and brings you the edited Amiga Format highlights.
Mavbc I could start with that old faithful "it was the best of times, it was the worst of limes...*', but 1 won't. Even though it was.
At the end of 1994 I was talking to a software publisher and he said that when Commodore first hit trouble, and the Amiga disappeared, some people in the trade were thinking along the lines of granny being in hospital for a minor operation. As the Aiimftnr JANUARY w Ourpop-tastkMarch '¦ cover heralded the i arrival of the jolly JF A jl useful Squirrel SCSI interface from HiSoft ' Very reasonably priced at £69.95, new editor - Nick Veitch quickly slapped a Gold on its cute little nuts (and bolts).
Steve Bradley spent far too long playing Death Mask, one of the first Doom-dones to arrive, but kept his Gold badge firmly in his pocket; despite the excellent two-player option, it didn't quite reach the standard we expect of a Gold.
We were all terribly excited when Ramiga sent us a tower case for our 1200, but there were considerable _ _ guffaws at the price.
We had received so many telephone 1 calls from readers wanting to know | more about Photogenics that we, rather 8 helpfully I thought, included a demo j t version of it as our Coverdlsk, along with » Super League Manager. RET Another brilliant Coverdisk. May had the full version of the "ohmybloodyGodrt • W isyouknow" Bars & Pipes 1 a - J Professional- a £300 product! V, ’,_j f Unsurprisingly, music played a fy key part in the mag's content. J v 1 The games Coverdisk compilers managed to squeeze I . 1 ' playable demos of both Alien itj * Breed 3D and Death Mask on to ' , tf a single
disk for a battle of the Doom-dones.
A switched-on AF newshound reported that German retail and PC manufacturer Escom had joined the buyout saga, which was still dragging inexorably on, while messes McGill 8 Bradley amused themselves for hours in the back room with Super Skidmarks 2.
This meant that poor Graham Sandiford was forced, against his will, to review TFX. He loved It and pinched one of Mr Bradtoy's Golds to hand away.
F ' Bradley, piqued that he had missed out 1 ® on a goodie, urged potential buyers of Whizz to "take a look __ " -a at life, instead.' Golds ~ In the serious section
* •* included the Piccolo SD64 graphic card - - and the Amltek »
" Fusion genlock.
The cover we'd waited all year to use was finally T pressed into service. Sold. At bloody last AF left A .] the rest of the industry sleeping with our I & exclusive feature on the sale which, happily, Jw coincided with our glorious '10th anniversary of Amiga' special issue.
Coverdisks contained Pegger. Magic Storybook and Vlrocop, and another exclusive centred on the Cyberstorm 68060 - a card for the man (or woman) who wants to own the fastest Amiga in the world, fluffy DICE optional. Other Golds from the serious section included Directory Opus 5 and Twist 2, an impressive database.
A touch of poignancy came through the David Pleasance column (which, due to magazine time constraints, was written some weeks previously) when his replies to readers' questions still contained phrases like "When our purchase of the assets of Commodore is completed..." It was to be his last column.
The rest of the Fi un' m imiu nniiiM mil I’n 3H trad* were of anticipation by the release of more details of some console or other. 3 DO retail prices were adjusted downwards to £349 in preparation for the scrap to follow.
The nights started drawing in and ¦ . . - _ . ,ft ' AF readers were given a very special 'jh package to fill their time. Beal 3D W" took pride of place on both our cover and Coverdisk. The complete four-disk original 1.4 version of this L f powerful rendering package, ¦¦ ” squeezed on to a single disk. Amazing, eh? Accompanying it was a delightful five-level demo of Tiny Troops.
Inside, 3D was everywhere (it was in our 11-page special feature anyway), and Stuart Campbell carried on where Steve McGill left off with his article on games 1 m' design, or lack thereof.
' Jg Pinball Mania, the AGA 'flagship' game from the j? I Amiga Magic bundle was released as a stand-alone ' M . Title, leaving McGill a little W. 2j underwhelmed, while gone- I '••• but-not-forgotten Steve ft Bradley returned to castigate Hollywood Hustler for being at worthy of no more than 15%.
The Falcon 040 board earned a Gold, with InfoNexus 2 just missing out and Deputy Ed, Sue Grant was coerced into reviewing Power Stitch 256 Plus.
Thankfully, SDL were bought out of administration by an outside company within a matter of weeks, causing only minimum disruption to Amiga supplies. It was confirmed that the machine would get a High Street boost with Escom joining Tandy in stocking it in addition to the hundreds of independent retailers still sticking by it It was announced that PlayStation (I've said it) sales had reached 50,000 in the UK - a success story causing the trade to begin counting the days until the launch of the Nintendo Ultra 64. In comparison, Saturn may just as well be re-titled Uranus, for reasons it's
probably best not to go into, while consumers were able to buy a 3DO for £199.
W. ‘ produced an in-depth report on N-ljgiL . J Amiga
Technologies first few P's ' V months in charge, ending with
a statement of account which concluded their efforts had
been "reasonably positive'. No damning I with feint praise
here... ) Features within the mag included how to start your
own diskmag and a three-page special E* - . from speed-freak
McGill focusing on accelerators, expansions and upgrades. He
then dusted down his chopper to review Coa a, the
curiously-titled helicopter sim from Empire. Something else
with plenty of fizz in it was - finally - Alien Breed 3D. It
earned a whopping 93% and the comment 'One of the finest Amiga
games ever".
Softwood were no doubt pleased with this issue, which saw both Final Calc and Final Writer 4 gain Golds, while Final Data missed out by a whisker. Well, a few whiskers anyway.
Snap Maps modelling tools got 90% and we were so impressed with them that we included some on our Coverdisk, while those of a gaming bent had a demo of Blitz Bombers to play with.
The trade pricked up its ears at the announcement of new Amigas for next year, and Power Amigas the year after, but continued its PlayStation worship for the most part. Having said that the fact that PlayStation software sales (by value) were more than double Saturn, .__3 DO, CD-i and Mega CD combined in If 1 1 U October proved that Sony's machine | *| 11 was dearly winning the console war.
I 'I Back in Amiga land, joining that H': c* 1; I|1 worrying incompatibility rumour of I' - r E3 » I 'II the month before was a gripe that » * il f I Scala (bundled with the HD Amiga L W* -4 j Magic pack) didn't actually work [ '.U| t jdj with the machine it accompanied, I ell JRJ Scala requiring an additional 2Mb.
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'or LightWh'e Amos PD CD & Imagine. Double (D Toolkit! Ik’ r Oj I Latest News % ® M of the following titles for only i MJ Aminet Box Set 1 or I UPD Gold, Multimedia Toolkit 1 or Octamed 6 JANUARY 1996 INTERVIEW TOP OF THE POPS The result of David, Richard and Ed's hard work is the album Everybody* Girlfriend, containing music created with and inspired by the Amiga - although not the usual 80s-style songs about computers.
"Whilst it is totally dedicated to the Amiga, the packaging won't reflect that it's an Amiga specific product” says David. "We believe that the album is so diverse that it will appeal beyond the Amiga market and obviously then we'll look to market it through distribution and the normal retail channels, but at the moment it won't be done that way."
Instead, the album is to be marketed directly to its target community - Amiga users. To begin with, you'll only be able to get hold of it via mail order directly from Tangent which cuts out distribution costs and shaves a few quid off the end price - £11.99 as opposed to the usual £14.99 in the shops.
Path Ex Commodore UK head, David Pleasance thinks that there has been enough bad Amiga news. Maff Evans catches up with him at the HQ of Tangent Music Design - his vision for re-establishing the Amiga as the creative machine.
On their own With the Amiga having been out of the marketplace for a year, it’s almost inevitable that the light is going to fall on other machines at the pro end of the creative market. This hasn't helped matters as far as Amiga musicians are concerned, since that's one area where the Amiga has been sadly overlooked for far too long.
This state of affairs prompted David Pleasance to team up with musicians Richard Knox and Ed Fermor to form Tangent Music Design - a partnership intent on demonstrating the fact that the Amiga ran produce results just as good as any other music computer.
"It was about a year ago that we thought of the idea." Says David.
"Another company had always, in our opinion, wrongly claimed to be the de facto for music computers. So we decided that we would set out to prove that we can produce world-class quality music using the Amiga and give the five and a half million Amiga owners worldwide something to be proud of."
The result is Everybody's Girlfriend, a collection of songs and performances from a number of artists, all worked into professional recordings by Richard and Ed. The title is a pun on the name ‘Amiga’ - the Spanish word for girlfriend - but there is another side to the name, as David explains: "To be frank, songs about computers would be boring after the first chorus.
We decided that if we based it loosely around the girlfriend theme it wouldn't be boring, but it would still be linked to the Amiga in terms of inspiration. We wanted to put a stamp of quality on the kind of product that Tangent could come up with, so we decided to make the album as diverse as possible."
The album does indeed contain a hugely varied range of music styles - from pop to rock to Spanish Flamenco guitar (see? It links even further).
“The one thing we decided not to put on the album was any dance or techno music." Richard points out. “Not because we’ve got anything against that type of music, but because we think it's been catered for more than enough in terms of computers in general."
“What we tried to do is aim at a live feel on virtually everything," Ed agrees.
“What we aren't used to hearing is PASSION Richard and Ed's live ambitions (playing under die name Passion) are a handy by-product of the album project, and David is keen to push dieir careers as musicians to the full extent, but it’s Everybody's Girlfriend that's taking all their time. At the moment Ed and Richard are working on a mix per day for 14 days to get things finished - a feat unheard of in studios. The reason for the light deadline is the usual chain of frustrating events.
David and Ed had the basic studio equipment set up in the house they shared when the property was sold by their landlord. The equipment was put into storage until they were lucky enough to find an unused, purpose- built studio in September. Some new equipment was duly bought and the project resumed progress. Such has been the interest with other musicians, that they haven't had time to work with everyone who wants to be involved.
“The phrase that rings in my mind," says David with a conspiratorial smile, “Is 'Volume two'. Obviously there'll be more time to do volume two." "Oh good." Mutters Ed with a sickly grin.
START TO FINISH The Amiga doesn’t just function as a studio tool and source of inspiration - it plays an integral part throughout the production process. Ed and Richard work on rhythmic patterns and sequence ideas with their images, transplanting them alongside ideas played live. The duo then bounce ideas off each other in the studio, beginning to program the tracks into the studio's Amiga.
Everything is played in live from a Roland MK-80 digital piano and streamed out of the Amiga to the rack of instruments via a Triple Play Plus interface - a clever box which enables the Amiga to play MIDI data out of something coming from computers that sounds like a live band. We're so used to hearing drums that is impossible to play unless you’ve got four arms or something, that we deliberately set out to make it so that it's possible for a drummer to play. It's a band thing - we can support anything from die album live. We can do everything in a live situation and use the Amiga as support."
© TAKE CONTROL The control hub of the studio is an Amiga Tower running a program that will be familiar to many Amiga Format readers.
"Everything that's been written has been done on the Amiga using Bars and Pipes," enthuses Ed. "Drum programming on Bars and Pipes is a doddle. I’m not sure we could get that kind of feel on anything else. It seems to come out exactly how I wanted it."
Richard takes up the recommendations: In a lot of cases we wanted the human feel in there and that's what Bars and Pipes is really good at. It tends to leave everything as it’s recorded."
"If there is a bugbear with Bars and Pipes, it's that there's too much on it" Ed points out illustrating the power of the classic program. "We use it as a standard sequencer, we don’t use all the tools. We find that the tools we do use. We use time and time again - things like quantize and Doctor of Velocity. That's about it."
And it’s all easily available too.
In fact Bars and Pipes was featured on the Coverdisk of AF71, so get hold of a back issue to put yourself in line with the pros.
Three separate outputs, tripling the number of channels they can use. The Amiga is even being used to produce the final CD master, thanks to a (rather expensive) gold disc cutter in the studio.
Ed explains how the Amiga is used to create the CD template: "We’ll spit everything down into a Sunrize card on the Amiga, cut and splice it how we want, spit it back out on to a gold disc and send that off to be glass mastered (the actual disc used to press up the Cds that will go on sale).
We haven’t got to that stage yet, so we don’t know what the pitfalls are going to be. I’m sure whatever they are, we’ll get round them.” One glitch that has surfaced in Ban and Pipes is that it won’t synchronise with the digital tape recorders used in the IT'S A MONSTER!
The fastest-growing area in studio technology is hard disk recording. The Tangent boys are pretty excited about a new product about to be unleashed on the pro music market that could revolutionise the use of digital recording systems... And it runs on the Amiga. A pretty pokey Amiga, but an Amiga nonetheless. Put together by Silicon Studios, it’s an extremely powerful, recording, sequencing and editing tool to rival the all-powerful Mac system. Pro Tools.
“It’s already made,” says Ed. Looking forward to getting his hands on it "but it needs an 060. It takes over the whole of the Amiga and turns it into a hard disk recording system with however many tracks you want. It will cater for virtual dynamics as well, so all your gates, compressors and limiters will be on board."
Tangent is due to be a test site for the new system, with Ed and Richard contributing ideas to enhance the specifications. One such idea to be implemented is the ability to trigger high-quality samples directly from the Amiga, enabling the system to act like a combined rack sampler and hard disk recorder - something unavailable on any other system. It’s also probable that it will be cheaper than anything else around at the moment. Who says the Amiga can’t be a serious music tool?
Studio. The problem could have been solved with lime and patience, getting Blue Ribbon in the US to turn back to the Amiga and sort things out, but time is one luxury that isn’t available. To gel around the problem, they save the sequences as MIDI files on to DOS disks and load them into an Apple Mac.
“One thing that’s worth mentioning is that the tiles we took from Bars and I'ipn transferred completely across to the Mac,” saw Richard, defending die program. "We didn't lose a note. Again that's something that worked very well in Bars and Pipes."
BRANCH OUT Although Everybody's Girlfriend is a showcase for the music capabilities of the Amiga and Bars and Pipes, David is keen to branch out even further and set up Tangent as a major force in computer audio.
"One of the things we’re pursuing actively is that all of the developers producing games need music. I’ve spoken to most of them and said.
’Look. I known you're already outsourcing music, so why not out-source it to somebody you already know who needs the money?’ They’ve all been pretty responsive to that so far.” So it looks like Tangent and Passion are names that will be cropping up more frequently in the near future.
Richard and Ed are working hard enough to get their career off the ground and David has enough vision to attack various entertainment markets.
“We’re also in close association with some people that are involved in producing 3D graphics and rendering animation." He elaborates, "So between us we can tackle any task."
Does that mean that Tangent Music Design could become a fully-fledged multi-media company?
“Of course, yes. I think it's very important."
Looks like the name Tangent could soon find its way on to your CD player.
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reasonable amount of storage space will own the future of broadcast media.
What secrets lie behind the chnology of full-motion video?
It so under-used and, more what could it mean for ture of the Amiga?
The only inroad has been made by MPEG, the standard set by the Motion Picture Experts Group.
While it may not have all the answers, it is a proven technology which is here now, not one still in the conception stage. It has a number of real world uses, not simply entertainment and, thanks to Hi- Soft’s new Squirrel MPEG device, it is a tool which Amiga owners can use cheaply and effectively. Combined with the Amiga, MPEG delivers a true multimedia system at the lowest price possible.
So let us now investigate the technology that lies behind MPEG and why the Amiga makes it great.
THE NEED FOR COMPRESSION Video information is notorious for taking up large amounts of storage space. A single snap-shot from video can be so detailed and contain so many colours that it can easily consume over 1Mb of memory or hard disk space.
When you consider that moving video requires 25 frames of video a second (or 50 "fields"), it's easy to sec that there are many problems inherent in combining computers and video.
How can you move about 25Mb of data a second? (Remember that the speed of a single-speed CD-ROM drive is only 150K a second, although the standard is now double-speed which is 300K a second). I low could you possibly store a thirty minute soap-opera which could take up to 50Gb of storage... Here you can see some of the visual "artifacts" cased by the MPEG compression algorithm. At the area of high contrast there is a noticeable "blockiness". This can be reduced by intelligent compression, but will always be present to a slight extent.
The answer is, of course, that is it impossible. At the moment computers powerful enough to store and manipulate data like this are not available. Even a fully powered-up Amiga 4000 with a 68060 and dozens of megabytes of RAM and SCSI2 hard drives couldn't get close.
Amount of data, it makes sense to move around a lot less. Why not compress the images and deal with them in this form?
Again, there are problems.
Traditional compression algorithms art- best when it comes to squashing data which contains a lot of similar values.
So if you can't move around this AUDIO STREAM VIDEO STREAM SYSTEM DECODER VIDEO OUTPUT AUDIO OUTPUT J L VIDEO DECODER TIME AUDIO DECODER CODE For example, an image which is a large, plain-coloured rectangle will squash down to a few bytes. However, a detailed image - such its frame of video - contains a great deal of data and it will squash down very badly indeed. The effort involved means that traditional compression routines arc useless.
THE ANIM AND CDXL STANDARDS You might be wondering how well the standard Amiga animation techniques work: after all. The Amiga has been replaying animations for years before other computers started to get their acts together. If you can remember the CDTV player, which used a special form called "CDXL". CDXL. Was in many ways ahead of its time, because it was capable of replaying video back from single-speed CD-ROM.
Unfortunately, all these systems suffered badly when asked to tleal with video. Video contains too much information and the poor old Amiga can’t cope with the files as they are still too large. CDXL was a good first attempt, but the quality was extremely low (HAM mode in a resolution on 16(1 by 128 pixels) and the frame rate poor.
USING JPEG Many art and paint programs make use of the JPEG system. JPEG is a standard for storing images. It analyses images mathematically to actually discard details which will probably not be missed. As a result, detailed images compress very well with JPEG. “Natural"
(i. e. photographic) video images in particular can Ik-
compressed to a tenth of their original size. Why not use a
system based on JPEG?
As you will have seen when you have used a program which uses JPEG, it takes a considerable time for the image to be saved and loaded. The image processing which goes on behind the scene is tricky and it is clearly Each frame is then split into three parts: an image which has only the brightness information, an image with the green component and an image with a blue component. The green and blue images have a resolution half that of the brightness image.
Impossible to make a decompression routine which would play back JPEG images in real time.
However, if you build a special chip which is dedicated to JPEG compression you can manage to grab and squash a video frame in real-time.
It is also possible to build a chip which can de-compress and display the original image in real-time too. These "Motion JPEG" or "MJPEG" chips are the heart of hardware such as the V'LAB Motion card. By grabbing chunks of video, compressing it and storing it on disk actually make it possible to edit video in a non-linear fashion; you can cut and paste segments of video as easily as text in a word processor.
There is still a fatal flaw, even with MJPEG systems - each frame remains too large and it takes too much time to shunt all the files backward and forwards to make it a viable means of distributing video. It is possible to play back a MJPEG sequence from a fast hard drive, but not from the much slower CD-ROM drives in use today.
Fine for video editing and mastering, but not for distribution to the masses.
MPEG is a compression standard which from the outset was designed to work at the sort of speed of which a CD-ROM is capable - about 1,5Mb a second. The plan was to make it easy and cheap to distribute video by using CD-ROM as the storage medium. CD-ROMs are a lot cheaper to manufacture and considerably more reliable than bulky tape. CD-ROMs can be pressed in seconds and they never stretch, break, or disgorge their contents into your expensive video cassette recorder. Each CD would cost pence to make and hold up to 74 minutes of video.
As a plus, a video sequence stored on CD would also be non-linear, in that any frame could be reached instantly (well, near enough instantly anyway) without having to rewind or fast forward. The advantages are plain, but how can it be achieved?
In order to work at the relatively slow data rates imposed by CD-ROM. It was necessary to make several sacrifices.
To start off with, the full screen PAL video image was simply too big to deal with and so it was decided to quarter the resolution to 353 pixels across by 288 lines vertically. It may sound drastic, but this still gives a quality which is very close to that of domestic VHS video tape.
The next big compromise was with colour. Experiments have shown that the human eye is more concerned with brightness detail, rather than colour detail. MPEG capitalises on this shortcoming by separating the image into brightness and colour information.
The colour information is then stored with half the resolution of the brightness information. Three 'chunks" of data are required for each image - the brightness (luminance) information, the blue colour component and the green colour component.
As the colour components are stored at half the resolution, this leads to the often-used shorthand 'YCbCr 4:2:2", where Y is the luminance and Cb and Cr are the colour components. (And what about red? If the brightness is known, the two other components can be used to extrapolate the red information in time for the display to be constructed.)
Compressing a frame is done as follows: First of all, each component of the video frame (there are three, remember, Y, Cb and Cr) is tlivided into eight by eight blocks. Each block is then processed by a DCT or "Discrete Cosine Transform" which is a mathematical function which converts the image into domain frequency, effectively storing the contrast between pixels rather than the pixel values themselves - this is the same basic technique used by theJPF.G image format. Since most video images don't contain areas of extreme contrast (black next to white, for example) this technique works very
Again, playing on the way in which the human eye works, higher frequencies (larger changes in contrast) can be converted more coarsely than lower frequencies (smaller changes in contrast). The resulting values are then arranged in a zig-zag pattern, which means they can be packed using traditional "Run Length Encoding" to save even more space.
Sounds complicated? That's because it is. And it takes a lot of processing power. There are plenty of other tricks too - MPEG allows different blocks of 16 by 16 pixels lo be compressed at different rates. For example, a person's face needs a lot of detail, whereas the background is probably slightly out of focus and can be coded with less detail.
On top of all that. MPEG deals with three different types of video pictures: the 1. P and B. A stream of video will consist of each type and the decision when to use each one will have been made by the encoder.
Unlike a Motion JPEG stream, in which ever)' frame is separate from every other. MPEG makes use of previous (and future) frames to predict the next image.
The different picture types are used to attain maximum compression. Type I pictures ("Intra" pictures) are constructed using data only from the original image. Type I must therefore be used at least several times a second, so that when moving backward and forward in the sequence, a true and accurate image can always be obtained.
A type P picture is "Predicted" from the nearest 1 or P type frame. P pictures use special motion compression techniques, which means that they will take up less space than true I frames.
The third type. Type B (or "Bidirectional") gives the most compression and are therefore used most often in the video sequence. They are constructed from both previous and forthcoming frames using averaging and special motion compression.
B frames do require a lot of memory, though, since several frames need to be held and processed at once.
Because of the average used, B frames also happen to keep noise levels down.
The MPEG file must also include the digitised soundtrack (which can be 16-bit stereo) and special timing information to make sure no frames happen too quickly or too slow and get out of sync with the sound.
It's very hard for a computer to decide which part of an image is more important than any other part and, therefore, is in need of more detail. As a result. MPEG encoding is still an extremely expensive process; the hardware to do it still costs al least ten times as much as the hardware to decode and display the MPEG images.
To play back MPEG images requires the following of an algorithm, or list of instructions. The instructions can be followed automatically and although it's THE AMIGA, MPEG AND THFFTWftt FRONTIER Although MPEG was designed for photographic images, photorealistic images like this rendered sequence from Star Trek can be realistically encoded. Unfortunately, editing Squirrel 51 MPEG SQUIRREL MPEG The latest infonauts on the full motion video trail are Mi-Soft, most noted in recent times for their revolutionary Squirrel interface. Their latest, hottest piece of hardware also sports the Squirrel
name, but this black box is no ordinal-)' SCSI device
- it's a stand-alone MPEG decoder.
The idea, if not the practicalities, are simple. The device attaches to the SCSI chain and accesses raw MPEG data, converting it to video and audio signals which can then be played on any TV monitor Hi-Fi.
A control connection to the Amiga allows the MPEG decoding to be software controlled and a SCART socket on the back delivers composite, RGB or SVHS video out as well as two channels of audio.
The SCSI MPEG Player lor your Amiga, Alan, Macintosh St IBM-PC Compatible The unit can act remotely too. So there is no real need to have it attached to a computer at all. Cunningly, the device can seek out compatible CD-devices attached to it.
You could just sit your Squirrel MPEG and CD drive on top of the TV and settle down to watch Star Trek VI. Or Hunt for Rrrl October, or one of the hundreds of other video CD titles that Philips have released.
The remote control handles visual search, pause, stop, play and, well, just about the standard controls you would expect to find on a VCR deck (except of course, record). The MPEG unit can act independently, because the decoding chip it is based around is very sophisticated and also because it has its own on-board processor.. But playing back video Cds is only a fraction of what you could potentially do with this unit. Since it accepts the MPEG stream over the SCSI bus, you can send any MPEG files to be decoded - from CD. Hard-drive or wherever. If you are connected to a reasonably fast
network (alas, a modem-based one is not nearly fast The image quality of the Squirrel unit far exceeds that of early MPEG decoders such as the CD , . ,,,,,, , , module or the early Philips CD-i units. There is now quite a wide selection of films available in enough), VOU could play back data played out from MPEG video CD format. Somewhere else.
Not simple by any means, it can be done. In fact, it is possible to squeeze the entire decoding algorithm on to a single chip, which will accept incoming data and provide a ready-to- use video signal.
Although we are only now seeing them appear on the Amiga, in a few years it is obvious that they (or their successors at any rale) will soon be integrated into die graphic components of all computers.
There are several software-only MPEG playback systems available for the Amiga; you only need to do a quick search on Aminet to dig up a few (amipeg04.1ha for video, mpega.lha for audio) and some example (lies too.
Unfortunately, being software, they are all very slow and are incapable of being used to watch anything other than short demonstration animations. Even with an Amiga running a very fast processor and a graphics card, it is not possible to achieve more than about twelve frames a second. Even on a Pentium-based PC tlie results are disappointing, and more and more users are buying hardware- based MPEG playback cards.
FUTURE ENHANCEMENTS The MPEG compression system does butcher the video signal quite a lot and although the quality is pretty much the same or a bit better than VHS it's not good enough for many people. The forthcoming MPEG-2 standard goes back to the full-sized screen display and requires a data rate of up to 8Mb a second. MPEG-2 may well become the next true video standard, as it provides a quality suitable for HDTV (High Definition TV) systems, as well as Wide-Screen format and multiple video channels in one data stream - ideal for satellite or cable systems.
At the moment, though, MPEG2 is still very much in the "not quite ready" phase and it will certainly be some lime before an affordable system comes out of it (and bear in mind that current CD technology is not up to supplying the data at the speeds required).
MPEG, however, is here already, at reasonable prices and with many real world uses.
An MPEG movie on home equipment is simply not possible yet and MPEG2 encoders are going to be even more expensive, which leaves a niche for MJPEG systems.
Genlocking features, allowing Amiga graphics to be superimposed over the MPEG picture. The quality of the genlock easily surpasses that of the budget range of genlocks available and could quite conceivably be used for FMV games, should anyone be thal interested in developing them.
The price of this rather amazing piece of hardware should be below £200 and it should be released in January, when the on-board software is finalised. Obviously, Amiga Formal will have a full and exhaustive review when the unit is finished.
You might think that the chances of home-users being connected to a super- fast network is pretty remote, but I'll wager that a significant percentage of people reading this are connected up for cable TV. The cable network is more than capable of delivering the data at a high enough rate for MPEG transmission. Video on demand is not a myth, it is possible with today's technology.
The Squirrel MPEG unit also includes limited Prototype for The theory and hardware behind MPEG are all very well. But how does it perform in practice?
It's not all that often that I've visited a police station and I’ve certainly never visited one voluntarily.
Yet. For the purpose of this feature, I found myself not only in the middle of a police station, but slap bang in the heart of Police Headquarters for the whole of the Cleveland. Teeside area. Scarev.
The reason? Simple. The Cleveland Constabulary Information Network (CCIN). A network that's set to revolutionise the working practice and procedure of Cleveland Police Force and, eventually, the whole of the UK Police Force.
The name CCIN belies the innovation and power of the up and running network. For it is, without prejudice, one of the most powerful and practical working set-ups to harness and showcase the potential of an Amiga network operating in conjunction with the practicality and convenience of MPEG video.
It is none other than a fully functioning prototypal pointer toward the future of television and interactive entertainment. A heady statement indeed, and one that needs to be qualified to appear credible. Here goes.
A network such as CCIN would also be perfect for recruitment purposes in an employment agency or similar.
The efficient and cost-effective running of a police force depends on the free How and accessibility of information at all levels of police operations. This applies to orders coming down to the ground from high command, to die ability of the beat bobbie to fully understand police procedure and the law, to the interrelationship and co-operation between the police and the general public.
Through the use of CCIN terminals, all of the above can be improved on and optimised.
Individual CCIN terminals resembles an overly large, blue swing bin with a monitor screen where the flap would normally be. Inside each terminal is an Amiga 4000 030 with A VISION OF PRACTICALITY asked is, "Why the Amiga?" Keegan offers the following by way of explanation: Tom Keegan, head designer of CCIN, is a man of vision and purpose. His vision is to cut through the inevitable inertia and miscommunication faced in a rigid command structured organisation like the police force.
Given that there's no room in the police force, or the world of commercial television, for sentimentality regarding the platform used by systems like CCIN, the big question remaining to be "The Amiga is an ideal multimedia system and much more cost effective than a PC After the troubles with Commodore we had a contingency plan which meant that everything could be transferred to a PC system if need be.
Thankfully, it looks as if we don't need to use that option now."
6Mb of RAM. A 1 2Gb hard drive, a Pegger MPEG decoding card, a Hydra network card and Scala's InfoChannel software installed. The monitor is a modified touch-screen CM8833.
There are 30 of these terminals dotted throughout the police stations of Cleveland and each one is a slave to the master A4000 residing in the video unit of Police Headquarters. They are connected through leased BT Megastream lines which, despite sounding fast, are merely standard dedicated copper lines, which aren't routed through an exchange: in other words, they're secure.
The master-slave set-up was chosen to avoid overload and the need for multi-plexing required of a client-server system. In effect, the master terminal can be thought of as a transmitter and the slave terminals as the receivers.
For much of what CCIN does relies on the ease of MPEG transmission and the ease with which video is absorbed by human beings.
UNBEATABLE "Nothing can match video for immediacy" enthused Tony Thompson, CCIN's on-line system operator. “If it was a choice between watching a video and reading an instruction manual. I'd watch the video every time. That's the beauty of CCIN and MPEG video. We can tailor-make training packages here in the video unit and send them down to our terminals for immediate use."
In practice, several of these training packages resemble an interactive Full Mouon Video game. .All the officer is required to do is press buttons on screen and select his own path. The MPEG clips are arranged in small, self contained blocks that, unlike standard video tape, ran be accessed in any order. This way, police officers learn things at their own pace and absorb more hard information due to the following of natural curiosity.
To help the video unit further optimise the training package aspect using MPEG video, each access is logged and stored on the terminals hard drive. Tom Keegan, the designer of CCIN. Is keen to emphasise, without any prompting, that this isn't "Big Brother watching you", but rather a mechanism that lets him further enhance the packages and analyse which are the most and least popular.
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Important events such as murder scenes and traffic accidents can be videoed and placed on the system.
"Traditional methods of information dissemination in the police force would see us sending out a video cassette with a scrap of paper, not knowing if anyone was bothering to look at it or not." With CCIN, the video is sent out to the terminals along with whatever information is relevant.
Particularly important information can be made to play in a closed loop when no one’s actually using the system. Keegan oilers an explanation: “Officers absorb the video information given out by the terminals subliminallv. It can trigger their memory at any time".
The second phase of the Cleveland network is the placement of terminals in public buildings, such as libraries and sports centres.
Keegan continues: "Crimestoppers on television is highly successful.
Its main drawback is that it's only 011 at a certain time of the day. If the public had access to one of our terminals, the chances of more useful leads coming in would be substantially increased”.
Finally, the video unit can cut their own CD-ROMs and CD32 software, allowing the sale of training packages to police forces around the country. Forces which don't have access to a system like CCIN.
The cost of £150.000 may seem like a lot. But in the world of public and commercial service it's peanuts. Cleveland Police hope to recoup the cost through the sale of similar systems to forces throughout the UK.
Amiga Format wish them well in their endeavours. Their success might just be the kickstart the Amiga needs to be taken seriously and given the high profile recognition it deserves and needs to survive against the PC. Colossus. '~J AMIGA- THE FUTURE IS ALMOST HERE With more than £1 billion being memory expansions; Amiga wiped off the value of cable Technologies with the Amiga companies shares, following hardware and CD-ROM drive; the announcement that the the games software industry Labour Party has entered into a with the numerous link pact with BT allowing them to games available; and the
compete directly with cable-TV cable companies: companies, the need for a Video on demand that cheap, easy-to-use and could be paid for as and when cost-effective technology ifs watched. Swapping and to harness cable's potential transmission of viewers' own is of paramount importance video clips - look at the success if the cable companies want of BBC2's Video Nation series, to survive. Marry the above to the As CCIN so elegantly potential of networked games - illustrates, the Amiga offers a fantasy-based Sensible Soccer the perfect solution to calm league would be perfect to kick the fears of
cable investors. Off with - and you're looking at Unlike CCIN, cable links offer a force that could wideband capabilities that simultaneously take on the would expand on and enhance might of BT and win the the already impressive ability imagination of the public in of CCIN. One fell swoop.
Imagine the potential of a The technology's there, coalition of Hi-Soft with their creating the demand is going to MPEG unit; Power Computing be up to those in charge of the with their processor and companies we've listed above.
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Unlike Virtual Karting, the construction of the courses is such that the player is always competing with one or other of the cars on the track; be they computer controlled or human.
To add to the playability and excitement, weapons and power pick-ups are also made available throughout the race. Clever and This month witnesses the highest mark I’ve ever given a game in my short career at Amiga Format. Breathless is staggeringly beautiful and, more than anything else, highlights the untapped potential of a well-coded Amiga in the 3D engine department. Check out why I'm constantly sneaking off to the back room for a quick game when Nick isn't looking (don't tell him).
The one off-putting aspect of Breathless is that its unexpected arrival has somewhat eclipsed Zeewolf 2: Wild Justice.
Zeewolf, due to its intuitive mouse control system is one of my favourite games, yet the control system isn't readily accepted by most players due to its original trickiness to master. I would have loved to have seen an improved joystick option to open the accessibility of the game's undoubted superior gameplay to more people. It's still great, though.
Pinball Prelude is a pinball game and a half.
The pleasant chaps at Effigy have played around with the physics and concept of pinball and come up with an amazingly entertaining game to play. Truly, they capture the spirit of independence that bums so bright among Amiga users and developers.
Hope you agree with me about Breathless.
I'd be pleased to hear your comments.
AMIGA FORMAT'S REVIEW POLICY Every month we scour the world's software houses for the latest and greatest Amiga games.
We try to ensure we keep you as up-to-date as possible and we'll stop at nothing to bring you the best, definitive, no-nonsense reviews of the games that matter.
WHAT OUR REVIEW SCORES MEAN ; 90+-° The creme de la creme. Only the very beet, most playable and original games are awarded an AFGokf - the most highly prized rating there is.
These games are very good, but due to minor flaws are not the finest examples of their genre.
70-79% Good games which are worth buying, especially if you have a special interest in a game type.
60-69’-, Average releases with somewhat limited gameplay and appeal. Games in this category tend to be flawed.
50-59' Below average games which are unlikely to impress your mates or your wallet Avoid.
40-49 ’ Overwhelmingly poor quality games with major flaws and appaling gameplay.
I Less than 40% The absolute pits.
AGA Amigas ¦ Black Magic ¦ 01302 890000 What Virtual Karting from OTM promised, it looks like Extreme Racing from Black Magic is going to deliver.
Here is a pseudo-mode 7 racing game with the pace and conflict of SNES classic Super Mario Kart. Whatever you think of the SNES and console-based cartridge software, it still can't be denied that the aforementioned title is one of the best multi-player race games available on the video game market.
Extreme Racing on the Amiga looks set to challenge and usurp that accolade.
Catering for up to four players at a time on one Amiga, that number can be doubled when combined with EXTREME RACING strategic use of the weapons can make the difference between winning and losing.
Furthermore, there are a multitude of camera angles to be played around with which let players adjust the view to their own personal preference.
In all. Extreme Racing has all the hallmarks of a classic in the mode of Super Skidmarks. While it's not going to be quite as pretty as Super Mario Kart, it looks as if it's going to push the little plumber off his gameplaying perch in the playability stakes.
We're really looking forward to the complete game. A linked up challenge with sister magazine Amiga Power has already been arranged.
All we need now is a pre-emptive box of Kleenex for their inevitable losers’ tears. & Continued overleaf •* GLOOM DELUXE 2Mb, 68020* Amigas ¦ Black Magic ¦ 01302 890000 Gloom from Black Magic kicked off the battle to see who could write and execute the best Doom clone on the Amiga. The original used the, by now familiar, 2"2 pixel mode, which gives everything that 'rough and ready', grungy feel. It played like a fast, frenetic dream (or nightmare, depending on how you looked at the game) and consequently was a resounding success with Amiga owners throughout the world.
This time round, that Antipodean Sibly chap has gone one better and introduced a far cleaner, more detailed, 1 * 1 pixel version, called Gloom Deluxe, which not only runs on A1200s, but will run on any OCS ECS machine with at least 2Mb of RAM and a 68020 processor.
We've had a look at a five level demo of the so-called Deluxe version and can report that, if the same pace and playability is kept up throughout, fans of the original aren't going to be disappointed.
Promenade. You have a million quid with which to turn it into a raging commercial success.
HILLSEA LIDO All Amigas ¦ Vulcan Software ¦ 01705 670269 The means to do this are entirely up to you.
The basic strategy revolves around attracting people to your part of the beach, making them stay there, keeping them happy and luring them into spending money on the beach attractions as well as in the promenade shops.
When the money starts to roll in, the player can buy more beach and promenade and put more shops and rides on the extra real estate.
To help things along - almost like a Sunday night bonus - the beach owner can put on a show on a Sunday night which, if it's been properly advertised, can bring in wads of dosh.
Like Theme Park, the punters Hillsea Lido is the latest offering from Vulcan Software's highly successful mini-series of Amiga games.
Despite initial reservations, Hillsea Lido exhibits all the hallmarks of a cult classic in the making. Heavily influenced by Theme Park, Hillsea Lido draws upon the marketing mechanisms of Peter Molyneux's baby.
You're put in charge of 30 metres worth of virgin beach and BUS STOP PD Again, the game can be optimised for your hardware setup; memory expansions, accelerators and hard drives.
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Exhibit their own individual artificial intelligence which lets the player interrogate them at any time so desired.
Throughout the running of the simulation various little dramatic events occur, such as shops running out of stock, litter building up, money collectors being robbed, health inspectors visiting... all helps keeping the players on their toes.
As the player progresses, there are more variables and items demanding the player's attention. Meanwhile, the little computer people residing in this micro-world seem oblivious to all of the hard work being put in by the player in the background.
Charming and compulsive, Hillsea Lido will receive a full review in next month's issue. Tt Land, shops and beach attractions are up for grabs from here.
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SCREEN PLAY JANUARY 1996 i % V- Mtv If the Amiga was compared to King Arthur, Breathless would be Galahad - the worthiest and most able champion in the land. Steve McGill can't recommend it enough.
Wow, despite being an assertion verging on understatement, it seems ironically appropriate to proclaim that Breathless is going to be as significant and as important to the Amiga of the Nineties as the Juggler was to the Amiga of the Eighties. If you're new to the Amiga or don't know what I'm referring to, here's a brief explanation: The Juggler was a raytraced animation of a rotund figure juggling some light-sourced balls which reflected the surrounding environment. Nothing like it had ever been seen before on a home computer.
The Juggler single-handedly, so to speak, turned on thousands of adventurously curious types and tuned them in to the arcane lore and heady world of the Amiga. Consequently, the machine sold in droves and went on to become the resounding success that it is today.
Continued overleaf ' It is a tribute to the power that lies within the heart of an accelerated, AGA Amiga.
«¦ Breathless, meanwhile, has the potential locked within its exquisitely crafted code to repeat history. 8ut rather than selling Amigas - which it will as a matter of course - Breathless is more likely to sell accelerator cards by the bucket load. For it is a walking, talking, singing and dancing tribute to the potential and power that lies within the heart of an accelerated, AGA chipset Amiga.
In effect, it's probably the most opportune and timely advert for the potential of our underrated vanilla chum ever seen. At a stroke it casts aside the imagined inferiority complex the Amiga's been suffering from for the past year or so concerning the higher profile PC and Mac platforms.
What Doom does on the PC using brute processing power.
Breathless does on the Amiga using optimised elegance. Except, Breathless does it better Elegance is the keyword here.
Elegance and design and Amiga friendliness. The detail and size of the playing screen can be optimised to the processor used and the memory available You'll always be able to find a delaii window size versus running speed compromise without affecting the gameplay.
The 2*2 pixel mode resembles the look of Alien Breed 3D and, just like Breed 3D, Breathless is great to play in this screen mode. But, if you’ve got an accelerator installed, the difference between the 2*2 and 1 * 1 mode resembles the difference between squinting myopia and pin sharp focus.
Making the switch has a profound effect. It's like taking the jump from a cartoon world into temporal, in yer face, reality And, if you like recreationally tinkering with your perception, you'll be mightily impressed verging on Breathless' by the difference the change makes.
Breathless tunes into, tickles, thrills, titillates and teases your brain's inbuilt reality construct; a construct that's been created, shaped and solidified since you first learned to grasp an object in front of you.
When the hand eye coordination adjustment to Breathless is made, you'll find yourself doing ridiculous things, like trying to peer round corners, squinting to see what's up ahead in a poorly lit room, become illogically pensive when faced with a dark corridor. Such is the power of the game to affect you on a subliminal and direct level.
It's also why the game’s so compulsive. Despite following a formulaic game plot of finding keys to open doors, wasting nasties who get in your way, and picking up health, energy and shield icons, the environment and creatures change enough to keep you permanently interested and curious to see what's up ahead Furthering the sense that you're treading in a parallel world consisting of its own laws of physics reality and danger is the clever use of lighting: Flickering lights on some levels add to the spooky unsettling effect of seeing a behemoth shambling toward you; gun fire lights up the
immediate surroundings; light floods into dark rooms when you open doors. Terrific stuff.
The use of lighting might sound cosmetic, but internally your brain's registering the light levels on a subliminal level and is creating an UP, DOWN AND IN MY LADY'S CHAMBER Aside from the lantastic graphics, the one feature that puts Breathless streets ahead of other AMIGA Doom clones is the ability to look up and down within the 3D environment. Executed in increments, its use is essential to survival.
SCREEN PLAY JANUARY 1996 immersive parallel cognitive gestalt that not only appeals to the player on a mechanical level, but interfaces directly with their emotional responses. Scary, though not as scary as some of the creatures themselves.
The creatures found within the confines of the Breathless Arenas are assigned varying artificial intelligence levels. Some will stay within a certain zone Others attack you on sight. Yet others try to shoot you while dodging your return fire At first it makes some of them look a bit stupid; all they seem to do is run left and right But when you think about what you're doing - dodging left and right to avoid incoming fire - it makes perfect sense for them to do likewise It makes it harder for them to be hit and killed.
As for their look They look the biz. Some are guaranteed to give kids nightmares. Especially the shambling simian monstrosity and the Aliens. They frightened me as they drained my shields and health at an alarming rate It made it all the more gratifying when I put them out of their evil misery.
Even the structure of the game makes sense There are four worlds consisting of five arenas to each world. You take on an arena at a time.
Each arena increases in size and, unlike Breed 3D, there's an automapping display to hand for navigation purposes; if you get lost, the tedium of travelling over old ground kept to a minimum.
The map even highlights the various terminals dotted around the arena. Which, as you might have BREATHLESS Publisher_ Power Computing Price_ £29.95 Versions A1200 A4000 System requirements AGA chipset. 2Mb min Release date_ Out now guessed, is my cue to tell you about the terminals. They're where you spend your hard-earned credits.
There are new weapons on sale along with upgrades, keys, energy, health and shields. Judicious use of the terminals can increase the chance of survival. Save your credits and spend them wisely.
Phew. We've almost made It to the exit in one piece. If you haven't sussed by now that Breathless has impressed me more than any Amiga game I've ever played, let me spell it out. Breathless is the most impressive Amiga game I've ever played on the Amiga. Throw a book of superlatives at it and you'd still run out of praise for the game.
It plays sublimely. It demands discipline and skillful procedure from the player to make headway. It looks fantastic. It's exciting. It's scary.
It's fun. It's a work of interactive art.
It's brilliant At last the Amiga has broken through the 3D Doom engine barrier and proved itself capable of matching and beating machines costing multiples of its price. Things can only improve from here on in.
Its arrival couldn't have been more timely. Imagine you were trapped in a box canyon surrounded Graphics 9 out of 10 Take a look at the screenshots. Exquisitely beautiful. You should see it move.
Sound_9 out of 10 Perfect for the style of game. Even the ingame music enhances the excitement.
Addiction 9 out of 10 Monsters to see.
Places to see. Exits to find. I don't want to leave this world.
Playability 9 out of 10 Impeccable difficulty curve. Makes you work hard without ever feeling it's impossible.
By hostile Indians. You'd just fired your last bullet and the Indians were coming to get you.
Just as you were about to throw the gun at the first Indian to appear you heard the bugle of the Seventh cavalry in the distance and the Indians scattered like the wind. Breathless is that bugle call.
There have been so many detractors of the Amiga around. So many people willing to pour scorn and derision on the machine and its market that at times it felt as if we were surrounded by hostile Indians.
If enough people buy Breathless and make the necessary upgrade to drive it at anything like its peak performance, other developers are going to want a piece of the action and make the Indians go away.
So go on. Do yourself a favour.
Do your Amiga a favour. Do us a favour. Do the Amiga market a favour.
Buy Breathless.
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New team of coders, Effigy, get right back to basics with this addictive pinball escapade.
Playability is king at Effigy's towers and looks, as I often remind Nick Veitch, aren't everything.
If. Like me, you found the much-hyped Pinball Dreams, Fantasies and Mania good- looking, but ultimately drab, you'll love Prelude - it's the exact opposite in that it plays like a dream, but unfortunately looks less than glitzy, So, you've got three tables - Past, Present and Future - but really you've only got two, because this otherwise top game loses the plot completely with the Future table, which is poorer than a very poor thing. In fact, if this is what the future is really like. I'm staying put. Let's take a look at each of those tables, shall we?
Complete this table by transporting things to the correct time zone. I couldn't, although Veitch claims to have had some success while he was idling away a few hours, but I had immense fun trying and, ahem, got two scores on the all-time top five for my troubles.
This is the best of the three tables. It's all very straightforward; there are a few neat, yet simple touches, like the side lane waterfall, but it’s difficult. Take, for example, the bonus multiplier which involves slinging the ball into the dinosaur jaws on the right of the table.
The best way to do this is as a backhand off the right flipper. The shot is a tricky little blighter, but once mastered, completing it is almost as satisfying as scoring at the far post with a diving header at Sensi.
Actually, I can only presume this to be the case because, despite devoting a fair part of my adult life to executing such a goal, I have yet to achieve it.
Other neat features include the multiball (achieved by completing a series Prelud r « i ¦-« .1*1 *¦ *i.i The Present is a good place to be. Perhaps not as pleasinq as the Richard Jones thinks it might be... pa„ , but much better than the Future.
Of hellishly difficult shots past the top-left flipper) splatting the rat when the little fella pokes his head up, and the rubber ball. The whole thing is fast, yet simple, and extremely addictive.
Table Two The Present is the most complicated of the tables with loads of ramps, shoots and flashy things, including a mini football game, a curious car parking facility and a rather fetching Smiley ball feature.
Like the Past, it's fairly easy keeping the ball in play, but hitting the scoring shots takes some application and involves the full repertoire of backhands, switching the ball across the flippers and, of course, luck.
The shot up the ramp to the big circular thing in the middle that gets you your multiball and the Smiley ball is particularly tricky. Took me ages to get it right and, naturally, I couldn't do it again when the time came to do the grabs. The mini football bit is excellent in a bizarre and pleasingly pointless kind of way.
The Present is a good place to be.
Table Three The Future is the table that lets the whole show down. Stop Press: Due to Effigy operating through mail order, they released it in an unfinished state with the promise of an upgrade as and when it was finished.
We'll get Rich to look at it again next month.
The End Bit Hurrah for Effigy. If it wasn't for the dreadful Future table, Prelude would have got a Format Gold.
But let's concentrate on the good things. After a glut of games that tried to emulate pinball tables, we now have one that involves a bit of lateral thinking.
It takes the basic premise of hitting a ball with flippers to create a game that requires skill and reactions and has a fairly steep learning curve.
It doesn't matter whether it's a pinball game, a footie game a beat-'em-up, or a flight sim, but any game that has those qualities is going to be addictive and, let’s face it people, it's good to get hooked. So, do it! ¦2 PINBALL PRELUDE Publisher_ Effigy Software, 2 Manor Close, Ruslington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire MG34 SHL.
Tel: 01536 834020 Price_ £19.99. Mail order only.
Versions_ A1200 System requirements AGA only, 2Mb minimum Release date_ Out now Graphics 7 out of 10 Hardly luxurious, but kinda fetching.
Sound_8 out of Cartoon-like sounds conducive to the action.
Addiction 10 out of 10 Top-quality hook factor.
You'll be gagging for more flipper action.
Playability 9 out of 10 Plays like a dream. Simple but alarmingly effective.
Overall verdict The third table is awful, but Past and Present are two of the best pinball adventures on the Amiga. It's only that third table that prevents Prelude from striking Gold. Let's hope the new upgrade has picked up on this.
Hottest 1. 2. 3 & 6 Set CODE: CD240 PRICE: £29.99 Software oFSwetfen Silent Mr©* Demo II Newtek Demo Heal Piohe Animatkm
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Zeewoi Zeewolf 2, as you might already have guessed, is the sequel to the first Zeewolf. Is it moving forwards or backwards? Asks Steve McGill.
Zeewolf was a mission- based, arcade wargame that not only improved on, but bettered David Braben's seminal classic, Virus. Zeewolf put you in charge of a deadly blue attack chopper and offered a choice of three weapon systems with which to hand out justice to its enemies.
We loved it at Amiga Formal and awarded it a Format Gold in issue 66.
Zeewolf 2, though, is a sequel. To paraphrase a fellow journo in the games world, "if you ain't going forwards, you're going backwards".
So the big question that has to be asked is whether or not Zeewolf 2: Wild Justice is going forwards. The answer is a simple and resounding yes and no; both at the same time and with equal conviction.
The biggest improvements lie in the optimisation of the code. The 3D patchwork terrain moves faster and looks better; there are four world types as well - grasslands, desert, arctic, and toxic wasteland.
Ran These worlds are further populated with all manners of buildings, machinery and military paraphernalia.
Combined with the new look of the different worlds, they succeed in fleshing out Enemy helicopters make more of an appearance in the sequel. Exciting aerial duels are the test ot a true pilot.
F2 EES ¥2 r-1 Rather than stick with Destroyers and Frigates, Binary Asylum have opted to put in more boats and ships. From left to right they are: enemy Destroyer, an enemy Tanker, and a double-gunned son of a bitch, difficult to kill, Destroyer-based Frigate.
What was basically a bare bones collection of assorted objects.
Consequently, the new additions add to the atmosphere and help the gamer suspend their disbelief more readily.
Vastly improving on the original and drawing heavily on the influence of Jungle Strike is the inclusion of different vehicle types which the Zeewolf pilot can access by linking up with a remote link Camel (all of Zeewolf's vehicles are named after various animals).
We've highlighted the various vehicles in the box below.
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Pick up the Buffalo. Fly it to where you want to go. Then seek out the remote link Camel.
In that other great chopper game, Jungle Strike, the player was forced to use the ground and water vehicles in certain instances, due to the introduction of some crude mechanisms preventing them from completing missions in an alternative manner; for example, the hovercraft had to be used because the attack chopper couldn't fly past a bridge but the hovercraft could sail underneath it.
Zeewolf 2, thanks to its open- ended architecture offering complete freedom of movement, isn't quite so draconian. At least not at first. On mission 11, when the player is first introduced to the remote link boat, the mission can easily be completed without even thinking about the boat.
Come mission 19, though, the player is almost forced to use the boat through a lack of refuelling Camels. You're left with virtually no other option but use the remote link boat. It would have been nicer to see the player having to resort to the use of the remote link vehicles through dastardly mission design.
After all, SAM and AAA sites track ground vehicles but don't actually shoot at them. Protecting a mission objective with heavy batteries of antiaircraft missiles backed up with three or four Cobras (a mobile radar vehicle which homes missiles in on the Zeewolf) would ensure that all but the most kamikaze of pilots would resort to the remote link ground vehicles on offer.
Still, the new vehicles are a pleasure to use and spice up the flavour of Zeewolf 2 no end. The boat is a favourite of everyone in the office.
You can fire torpedoes, homing missiles and a straight cannon. It's the same with the other remote vehicles, each one has its own particular 'big' weapon. Top stuff.
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Surprisingly, though, the issue of controlling the Zeewolf
hasn't been dealt with in a satisfactory manner. Mouse control
is still as slick, intuitive and difficult to learn as ever.
It truly is worth persevering with.
Many people can t get to grips with the mouse and thus opt to use the joystick. The joystick hasn't been suitably upgraded to give the player the sense of utter control that's needed; you can't use the throttle with the joystick which makes it a very poor relative of mouse control There isn't even an option to use a two-button joystick or a CD32 pad This is an unforgivable exclusion. It shuts off too many people from the real joy of playing the game. And Zeewolf truly is an event waiting to happen.
So, we've reached this far and now the time's arrived to ask if Zeewolf has gone forward. The answer is a straight yes and no.
Yes, the inclusion of remote vehicles is a step in the right direction. And no, the mission structure isn't different enough to protect the game from the claim that it's more of the same - it would have been nice to see a structure similar to Jonathan Griffith's Conqueror. Overall, though, the game offers just enough to have edged forward in the evolution stakes.
I've still got no qualms about thoroughly recommending Zeewolf 2 Playing the sequel is like visiting an old and trusted friend who's suddenly taken to wearing trendy clothes and acting hip.
Despite all the hype about ‘next generation' consoles, a game's still to appear that offers next generation gameplay.
Zeewolf 2 is a next generation game awaiting recognition. Grab a piece of the future. Buy Zeewolf 2
- it's terrific. O Excepting the joystick, one of the finest
control systems ever.
Overall verdict Fans of the original will flock to the sequel. Anyone else should get in on the excitement now.
Invades your dreams and wakes you up wanting to play more.
As sparse and mute as ever.
Addiction 9 out of 90% ZEEWOLF Publisher Binary Asylum Tel: 01225 428494 Playability i oul of 10 E29 99 Of 10 Spruced up and prettified compared to the original.
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Lek-phone HI W 2“0 27? Facsimile 1)1 ?9S 2bti 89? Email salestSdigu.i.dcmon.co.uk This game has passed the stringent test of being liked by David Taylor's games-hating girlfriend, so it's as addictive as ever.
Worms CD~ 2 WORMS 3D CD32 Publisher he question that remains to be answered is: What does the CD32 version offer that the disk version doesn't? Not a great deal, unfortunately.
When you boot the disc, you get a couple of the rendered animations of worms gearing up (taken, I assume, from the PC version), which you may have seen on TV. These animations have been reduced to quarter screen CDXL files and have suffered a little bit in the process. Still, they make a nice intro, even if you only want to watch it once or twice.
The game itself is identical to the floppy version, even down to the way it loads (although it is quicker from
CD) . It does take advantage of the AGA chipset to "enhance the
presentation of the game" and 2Mb memory to load in
additional samples, as does the disk version.
In case you missed last month's review of the floppy version, here’s a quick recap of the gameplay. You control a team of worms battling against other teams, controlled either by friends or the computer. The game is played in turns, where you get to select an action (usually a violent one) which will lead to the death of other players' worms and leave your team the only one surviving and therefore a victor. In sort, you take it in turns to blow the crap out of each other. The game has several variants, such as tournaments and leagues, but the real boon is that the little cute creatures look
and sound enough like Lemmings that you can joyfully imagine you are terminating those little beggars.
There are only two real bonuses of the CD version. Firstly, you get a CD audio track for each terrain, or can swap Cds for one of your own audio Cds and make the game play specific tracks for different terrains. Secondly, the use of the controller actually makes selecting the weapons and targets easier than with the original game.
One big downside, though, is that you can't simply sweep over the game area, as you could with the mouse, to see where everyone is. Instead, you have to select a weapon that allows you to target, such as a homing missile, so that you can get a look around. Because you can't look around, it is a annoying flaw that the screen doesn't automatically centre on action as you can't always see what's happening and even have to aim at worms you can't see, even if they're quite close by.
This version has more or less just been dumped to CD by Team 17. It's not a game that takes full advantage of the CD status - why, for instance, could the CDXL animations not be incorporated into the game? Maybe not each time there was a kill, but at least at the end of each level or game even. However, it is a brilliant game that's now available to CD52 owners, for which we should be thankful. 'Zf WORM HOLES TT Team Price £25.99 Versions CD” System requiremenls CD” Release date Out now 85% There seem to be quite a few glitches when trying to run this on anything but a CD32. The SimBoot
utility supplied by AsimCDFS could not boot it. It is possible to load it from Workbench, but only some CD filesystems would let me do this. From the standard CDFilesystem and AmiCDFileSystem and AsimCDFS, only the latter loaded the game, which then expected you to have a CD” controller plugged in for you to enter the code and play the game - a joystick doesn't work and the keyboard was locked out.
All was not lost, however, because, by accident, I found a way around it. Using a PD program called WBCDBooter, couldn't boot the disc (as I was using a SCSI, not PCMCIA, drive), but did free up the keyboard when I tried to load it from Workbench. You can then use the keyboard and the mouse to play the game. (WBCDBooter was included on Coverdisks of Amiga Shopper 55, or should be available from PD Houses, if you want to try it.)
All of this is ridiculously strange and I'm close to blaming the file systems, or possibly the accelerator card I had in, but other games run without a hitch. It doesn't look as if the game has been fully tested on all configurations, so you might end up playing around before getting it to run, although you should be able to in the end.
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crash helmet and his driving gloves, Steve McGill takes a test
drive in a game that hails itself as a Formula One Grand Prix
LEADING LAP Publisher_ Kellion 0171 284 7957 Price_ E29.99 Versions_ A1200. 500 to follow System requirements AGA machine Release date_ Out Now Graphics 7 out of 10 Considering the restricted palette, the 3D is convincing enough.
Sound_7 out of 10 Solid, let down by the annoyingly intrusive sampled speech.
Addiction 6 out of 10 Doesn't have the needed hook due to the lack of competitors.
Playability 7 out of 10 Could be more competitive in one-player mode.
Overall verdict_ Tremendous 3D engine somewhat let down by the lack of other cars on the circuits.
In all, a competent, enjoyable romp, but not quite up with F1 for immediacy.
Hailed as a "Formula One Grand Prix beater" by new kids on the block, Kellion, Leading Lap very nearly give the claim validity.
But not quite.
Before we discuss why, let's look at what makes Leading Lap a creditable pretender to the crown.
1) It's got a tremendous multiview 3D polygon based engine
driving it.
2) The frame rate is fast enough to ensure a smooth, believable
motor racing environment.
3) It makes use of extra memory, faster processors and FPUs.
4) The handling of the various cars is such that if you drive too
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incredibly realistic for a game which is more arcade based
than simulation.
5) It looks good considering the severe restriction on the
palette - you can switch on extra detail, clouds, and extra
distance viewing.
6) The driving has a reasonably good feel to it for a hybrid
between an arcade game and a simulation.
And then there's the but. An unfortunate but, but a 'but' nevertheless. There aren't enough competitors taking part in the race - four in all. To maintain a credible sense of conflict throughout a full race, there should always be someone to press for a place, or someone pressing for a place on you.
That doesn't happen with Leading Lap. At first, as familiarity with the handling of the cars takes place, you're only likely to keep pace with the fourth placed car if you're lucky. Eventually you'll work your way up until leading the races from start to the finish becomes nothing more than a learned mechanical response rather than skill.
Still, it's fun in a limited kind of a way to reach the giddy heights of being the winner all the time. With twelve tracks to race on it's going to take you a reasonable stretch of extended play before approaching anything like full competency.
In all, a competent, enjoyable romp. Not quite up with FI (reviewed on page 75) for immediacy and out and out pace, but still good enough to convince enough people to part with their cash for a few hours of solid entertainment. If you've got an Amiga friend, try out the serial link option; it's not bad.
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ALIEN BREED 3D Here's a combination set of hints and game codes for Team 17's fabby Alien Breed 3D.
Unusually placed step in one corner. Step on it and open the wall to reveal a secret store room full of goodies.
6. On level 5 (system purge), looking behind you often may just
save your life.
7. Try to exit a level with as much energy as possible, for you
never know what awaits you... Paul Ninnes Weston-Super-Mare
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ULTIMATE SOCCER MANAGER David Squirrell has found a method of doing a George Graham with Ultimate Soccer Manager.
1. Go to the Match Day Options.
2. Select "Select Team".
3. Using "Swap Player", put your worst player as the the last
(i. e. the bottom of the list).
4. Click on "View" from the side menu.
5. Click on "Transfer List".
6. Click on "Fast Sell". The player After doing this about 100
times, go and check your bank balance and see that you now
have some several billion pounds.
Warning: Once you leave the "Select Team" screen, the player is gone forever and you must repeat the process with another player.
David Squirrell GameBusters
1. From level 2 onwards, do not use the pulse rifle since it
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2. The best general weapon is the shotgun.
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Sensible World of Soccer 95 96 Warner Interactive ¦ 1Mb Amigas ¦ £24.99 ¦ FG94% old for minimal improvements. Which means that if you own SWOS already, the price is too prohibitive to justify purchasing this update (for that is all it is).
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Newcastle are a blinding team to play now, as are Arsenal and
numerous other Premier league teams with foreign signings.
Collymore's great as well
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After-touch has been around for years, now you can add it to on the deck passes. It makes the ball look as if it's skating, but when you get used to it, it can fox your opponent It's back. Not that it's ever been away. This time round, though, it's not bigger, 'badder' and better than before.
It is, however, almost the same price as of and gain extra ground and time for the rest of the team to push forward, or fall back.
Players are star-rated in the team listing and their three main attributes are highlighted beside the star rating. So, if you were up against a goalie like Schmeicel or Seaman, you'd probably be best off using a striker with a high velocity shot.
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Not a great deal extra on offer, but if you're still struggling along with an older version of Sensi- not SWOS - then it represents a must-buy. O On the menu this month is a couple of rather tasty games Steve McGill feels particularly partial to... Its secret is the hybridisation of an arcade-style merged into a hi-octane simulation engine, resulting in one of the most intensely competitive games ever conceptualised and realised. And that includes driving games on dedicated consoles.
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Mark Meany _ Licenceware KIDS ONLY By Ware_ PD Library No of Disks _ Price_ Seasoft _Three £10 Kids above the age of three are more than capable of spotting immediately when they're being patronised.
Parents aren’t always so astute.
Especially when the words 'computer software' and 'educational' are used.
Educational computer software for kids has traditionally been bought by well-meaning parents with more money dian sense. That isn't to say that there aren't any worthwhile educational packages out there. It’s just that finding one is almost as perilous a quest as searching for the Holy Grail in Macclesfield.
Kids Only is an exception to the rule. Not only is it fun to use, in order for the kid to succeed, logical, creative and applied thought has to lie engaged in; the building blocks for character in later years.
The seven games are an eclectic collection of memory, puzzle, musical and cognitive tests.
They are gradeable in difficulty enabling a range of kids from the age of about 3-7 to use and enjoy the package. Recommended, you know, for kids.
NOTHING BUT AMOS By - Neil Wright Disk Mag _Two Seasoft Ware_ No of Disks PD Library Price _ _£2.40 per disk or With the withdrawal of Europress from the AMOS scene, things might seem a bit grim for the programming language of die people.
Admittedly. Blitz Basic is gaining presidency due to its general superiority in all realms of Amiga programming - it's Acid Software and Mental Software's development tool of choice.
But that discounts the Continued overleaf «?
Been rolled, they can keep rolling with no penalty until a better character comes up. Top idea.
The game presents the usual challenges along with a few surprises that I'll leave you to find out about yourself. Thoroughly recommended, and edging toward that 'virtual' Format Gold that we hold in our heads for particularly good examples of a genre in the licenceware circuit.
BAYGON DEMO Melon Dezign available from the Internet via ftp at Aminet sites, eg.
Src.doc.ic.ac.uk, in demo aga mln- bts.dms) Another bizarre piece of psychedelia from Melon, released at the Somewhere In Holland party earlier this year, leaves us a little worried about what these guys have been slipping into their morning cocoa.
This time round our slice of Melon goes, partly, as follows: some crazy, kiddie-chalkboard, wireframe animations; a smoking (half-eaten), Japanese babe; some spare invaders casually stomping round the screen, along with an extremely strange, lolloping rap soundtrack. In any demo like this, it's the design that makes it and although this is A GALLERY II GREETINGS: It'S not just the grotesque that catches your eye.
importance of the numerous user groups dotted throughout the country. A lot of them are held together by the very popular Nothing But AMOS magazine.
Despite a longish absence due to editor Neil Wright's various commitments, it's back, continuing the tradition of providing AMOS users with useful source code, tips, graphics, and programs.
£4.50 for two disks might seem a bit steep, but if you want to gel the best out of the language and gain some useful contacts into the bargain, then you can't go far wrong with these disks.
Fans of the Amiga Format Gallery (go on, check it out now. In the letters pages) will be familiar with the name of Jason Jordache.
Famous infamous for some of the most attention-grabbing images seen iii our illustrious pages, this disk is a collection of some of his best work.
Primarily aimed at the card market. Jason's heading in the right direction, releasing these images into the Public Domain. Not only A GALLERY ll-GREETINGS By_Jason Jordache Ware _Freeware No of Disks _one PD Library _17 Bit Software Price _£1 per disk plus 50p p&p A GALLERY II GREETINGS: Jason Jordache, taking the Amiga to new frontiers.
Will people be able lo use them as they see fit - so long as the law of copyright isn’t breached, that is- they're bound to illustrate to other people just what can be done if you put your mind to it.
BLACK DAWN SIX By_7Soft Ware_Licenceware No of Disks _Two Library _FI Licenceware Price _£4.99 plus 50p p&p Possibly one of the best showcases for the software concepts of shareware and licenceware. The Black Dawn series of adventure games almost have a large enough following to take them out of the realm of cultishness.
It's easy to see why the series is so popular. Relying on the Dungeon Master concept, they place the would- be adventurer in strange alien landscapes and mostly invite them to make their escape.
Black Daum 6, the latest adventure takes the role-playing concept further than it ever has before. You can enter the game with a set of pre-rolled characters, or opt to roll your own.
To make things easier for the gamer, if he she doesn't like the attributes of the character that's just FASTVIEW V2.0 IOTIJTY PD Selection of the month Shareware (available from the Intemetvia ftp at Aminet sites, eg. Src.doc.ic.ac.uk, in gfx show FView20. Iha) Always helpful, especially when BBSs, the Internet, and CD-ROMs are bringing us ever more in contact with image files of non-IFF file format, is some kind of decent image-viewer.
Fview is, happily, that viewer.
Not only is it very fast (and comes in separate 68000 and 68020 versions, which is neat) and shows the full complement of IFFs, GIFs, JPEGs, and so on, it also shows HAM8 and 24-bit graphics in OCS ECS, by converting the file.
Most people should find Fview very helpful, even if you only seldom come into contact with GIFs, JPEGs, and suchlike. For those who have to deal with piles of image files regularly, or would like to, it could be invaluable. And what's more, it won't even ridicule you when you use it to browse your Little House On The Prairie GIF collection.
It'll load and decode the next picture whilst you're looking at the present one, and there's the option to save out the current screen as an IFF, whatever image it was loaded in as. There's optional dithering, and downscaling to make the picture fit the screen, too.
Incredibly far-out stuff, nobody can deny that it's impeccably designed.
At the end of the whole caboodle, they note, “you've just spent a moment in the Melon universe". Another moment and we might all start thinking this stuff was normal... perhaps?
To cap it all. It has been decided that the Kickstart icon we currently have is all wrong, so they've replaced it for us. Temporarily. With a grinning, yellow man, holding a disc, no less. Why. Thank you Melon Dezign. Crazy, very crazy, but also very inspired.
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Only very seldom would you even be able to tell the songs were actually coming out of a computer, so expertly is the Amiga sound chip manipulated. And with six tunes to choose from, including such nouveau funk titles as A Travel in my Mind, and Surfing as a Spare Groover, there's a decent choice of listening matter.
SURFING ON A JAZZ WAVE: Jazr, one of the few musical styles that makes my hackles rise.
There's also quite a cute attempt to list and characterise what looks like Chrylian's record collection, with some comments on their styles.
Unsurprisingly, the artist formerly known as Prince gets an "unclassifiable” mark. But the artist still known as Chrylian and his French chums, most certainly get classified as top notch. '2?
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With the addition of inverse kinematics in the belated Lightwave 4.0. this popular 3D animation system will have only one weak spot - collision-detection.
IMPACT! Adds this and real world physics to make creating animations easier and more realistic. Graeme Sandiford chuckles maniacally and revels in the god-like power.
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Complete control over Cds is not as simple as "plug and play".
David Taylor looks at the "ultimate" in CD software.
Asim CDFS (Compact Disc File System) has been around for some time, but hasn't had massive market penetration (as I'm sure those from over the pond would like it to be called). This new version could make all the difference, because to say the features it offers are extensive is an understatement. This brings your Amiga and CD-ROM into universal harmony.
Asim CDFS 3 The first thing you need to do (except buy a CD-ROM player and attach it) is install the software. Because it's for a CD drive, it is really expecting a hard drive. It might, just might, be possible to use dtis with floppies, but frankly, at the price, this is serious software and if you need this much control, you must have a hard drive. To install the full set of utilities. I’d estimate you need around 400-500K free on your system partition.
Installation is via the standard installer, which is both a blessing and a curse. The script checks that you have at least the minimum 150K free before going any further. Should it find any errors, the script escapes, which can be annoying if it discovers a write- protected library, for example. The script escapes but with much of the software installed, you may no longer have 150K free on the disk, without which the script refuses to run. It can require some fiddling.
You can happily get by using the standard preferences, but should you want to customise the options, then it can be done very easily through a set of GUI preference programs. These programs arc at the heart of Asim and bring real power quickly to all users.
ASIM CDFS 3 Obviously, it allows you to access the standard (ISO 9660) discs, which covers all Amiga-specific titles. The power of Asim doesn't lie in this, although the number of buffers and amount of memory designated to each volume is useful and more flexible than other, cheaper CD filesystems.
Asim also includes CDTV and C.DS* emulation. You can set the software to detect a CDTV or CD*2 disc on boot and make it boot that disc, in theory.
Obviously, for CD*2 compatibility you need to be using an AGA Amiga with sufficient memory, but if you can't get a title to boot, all is not lost - the makers of Asim recognise that it might not work and have included a Simboot utility. With this you can boot the CD drive from Workbench. It isn’t 100 percent compatible, but you can’t expect it to be.
In addition, you can view Photo Cds. Which can be detected automatically. The software then gives you transparent access to the pictures, converting them to IFFs very quickly on the fly. In practice, it wasn’t completely accurate and didn't recognise some Photo Cds first time.
It would have been nice had a separate Photo CD viewer had been included, because should you find some photos stored on, say, a Macintosh HFS disc (which Asim can also read), you can't view them. There are, however.
Photo CD viewers available in the Public Domain, so it's not a problem.
DISTRIBUTOR Siren Software 0161 7965279 PRICE £49.99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Workbench 2, hard disk recommended.
SPEED • • • With so many different file systems to check, it can take some time for a Photo CD to appear, for example.
MANUAL • • • • Extensive coverage of every aspect, but a little confusing at times and really needs an index.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Installation can be tiresome, but the GUI preferences are brilliant.
Audio Cds and C.DDA are also well catered for, with a reasonably featured Asim Tunes program to allow you to play audio tracks from discs which have audio tracks on them. This doesn't mean just audio Cds, but also data discs which may have some audio on them.
You can set the software so that Asim Tunes is launched automatically when it detects CDDA. Asim Tunes lacks a little in aesthetic terms, but there are plenty of PD players if you want a change.
Asim has masses more to offer. You can use it to look at raw data tracks on Cds. You can use it to govern a hard drive with valid ISO 9660. High Sierra or Mac HFS image stored on it, or even a similar AmigaDOS file (this is a feature for CD developers). Considering the fact that Asim offers coverage of all CD systems, 1 can overlook the fact it wasn't 100 per cent reliable and got tripped up a few times. That was throwing everything at it; in day-to-day use, you'll never have a problem and if you do, it's only a case of rebooting.
Oh, it also comes with a free Fred Fish Fishmarket CD, in case you thought it was expensive. 'SS FEATURES • • • • • Everything you could need.
Occasionally flakey, but not enough to really notice.
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Better than just paying for CD32 emulation for example.
"It's staying on my system. That's good enough?"
H. Z C * 50 A 85% Running an animated universe is a serious
headache. Graeme Sandiford knows how to escape this tedium and
produce more realistic animations?
A common, and understandable, mistake k that people not involved with 3D graphics make is that 3D artists spend hours studying thick manuals and rendering scenes simply to make nice pictures or animations. Wrong. 3D enthusiasts expend so much effort for the ultimate creative buzz - virtual godhood. There's nothing like creating your own mini universe and animating carefully crafted objects and characters in an environment of your choosing.
However, godhood, like any profession or station in life, has its responsibilities and drawbacks. In most 3D programs you can't tell an object to bounce off the ground or off other objects in their environment - you have to move the object by “hand" to the ground and attempt to emulate the bouncing motion. To put it simply, running a universe is a serious headache, especially in complicated scenes, involving lots of objects.
So, how do you escape this tedium and produce more realistic animations?
Well, the best way is to have your 3D package emulate the natural laws of the physical universe, such as gravity, mass, velocity, acceleration, collisions and forces. Unfortunately, LightWave, one of the most popular 3D programs, does not have support for such features.
This is, with the addition of inverse kinematics in version 4, LightWave's only serious limitation and one that is patched by a new program from the US called IMPACT!.
So how does it work? Well, the basic idea behind IMPACT! Is that every object is given a set of characteristics, such as weight and other material attributes, just like in the real world and is then set free to interact with other objects and forces. A classic example of this is a bowling ball with a given initial velocity hurtling along the ground, hitting some bowling pins, which in turn hit several other pins.
IMPACT.'s interface makes use of MUI and consists of several independent windows and a menu system. The main window is where most of the program's operations are performed, while as many 3D views as you want, or as are practical on your system, can be opened. The program is very similar to LightWave's Layout editor in operation, enabling you to move, rotate, scale or stretch either the camera, a light, or an object with your mouse.
It is possible to load objects straight into the program, but generally it is easier for you to create a scene in LightWave and then import it into IMPACT! Later on. As well as loading LightWave scenes and objects, the program can also make use of envelopes so that you can determine how an object will behave over a period of time. However, a feature that would have been nice to have, but is missing, is saving motion paths of objects, although this can be solved by exporting your project as a LightWave scene and then saving the motion path.
Once you've loaded your objects into IMPACT! The next thing you need to do is to determine how they should behave. As far as IMPACT!is concerned there are only two types of objects; keyframe and kinematic. Keyframed objects are unaffected by any of the forces applied by IMPACT!and any collisions with objects. A keyf ramed object on set motion path will knock any kinematic objects out of die way and if a kinematic object collides with a stationary keyframe object, it will bounce off.
A nice feature is that keyframe objects can become kinematic at any point during the animation by specifying a time in seconds, or on contact with another object. An example of how this could be used is flying a spaceship through an asteroid field and then have it collide and subsequently bounce off an asteroid.
Speed kills. This car should have known better than to race along at 200 metres per second - especially as Graeme left a big concrete block in the road.
In order to control the movement of kinematic objects, you can either apply an “Engine", set an initial velocity, or combine the two methods. Setting an object's initial velocity is the simplest method and is effectively an object in a particular direction. To specify the direction, you are given control over both the objects linear and angular velocity which determine the objects direction and spin respectively.
The engines are one of the program's most powerful features. The manual describes them as “motion behaviour generators", which essentially means they determine an object's motion through external forces. In IMPACT! These engines can be applied to some or all of the objects.
The most obvious engine is gravity which actsjust like gravity on a planet - it pulls objects along a given vector (for example, straight down). By default this is the same as Earth's, but you can create your own gravities, even antigravity. A related engine is gravitation which is based on Newton's Law of Gravitation - in layman's terms, the way that the planets attract each other.
The force field engine is a radial force-generator that can either attract or repel other objects. As you might expect, it also exerts a reactive force on the objects it's attached to - unless the object is keyframed. This engine is great for creating explosions.
The thruster engine essentially pushes an object in a direction.
However, as the direction of this force is based on the origin of the object, it makes them move as if an engine were attached.
The torque engine is a turning force applied to an object relative to a specified axis. Continued application of this engine will cause an object's rotation to accelerate.
The last pre-defined engine is a weird one called springy thingy. This makes the objects behave as if they were all connected together by springs; like I said - weird.
Another way of governing the behaviour of objects is by giving them materials. These contain Activa UK 0181 402 5770 PRICE £164.50 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS LightWave, WB2+, 6Mb recommended SPEED • • • • The frames are generated very swiftly indeed, unless large numbers of objects are involved.
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ACCESSIBILITY ••••• It should be at least as easy to use as LightWave - perhaps easier for some.
Information about an object's density, elasticity and roughness.
The density will effect things such as gravitational engines (the program also works out the object's mass from this, as well as its volume), the elasticity will determine how bouncy an object is and roughness will be a factor in evaluating friction.
Two other great features of this excellent program include algorithmic control and a collision shape option.
Algorithmic control enables you to control the movements of a group of objects as a body with formulas.
The collision shape option enables you to force complicated objects to be replaced with a sphere or a rectangle and thereby speed up collision calculations considerably.
This program is more than simply a cleverly thought-out piece of maths - it's an application that transforms I.igluWave into one of the most complete 3D animation systems available today. O The engines supplied will fulfil the needs of most "real-world” situations. It does require some practice to set up all the conditions correctly, though.
VALUE • • • • It seems pricey, but a lot of work has gone into making this software. You might expect a better manual though.
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87% A 24-bit true colour paint package with layers. On CD. At a reasonable price? Surely this is too good to be true? Nick Veitch investigates.
The growing acceptance in Germany that the Amiga is still a force to be recognised, and the faint whiff of a feelgood factor in the UK. Have led to some interesting products, which have long been stalwarts of the market in Germany, being finally translated for the English-speaking market.
XiPaint is not really an introductory paint package, it is supposed to be a high end, true 24-bit painting engine. I say should be, because one of the first things you notice is how many features, considered standard on "lesser" packages, are not present at all in XiPaint.
XiPaint is very modular. Each of its requester screens is essentially a separate task, so you can be changing your colours whilst waiting for the airbrush tool to finish. Believe me, this can take time. Unfortunately, although there are some very undoubtedly great features in XiPaint. It is also missing a few of die basics. It seems to have been constructed in a modular way by several people, all writing code for routines they wanted to add. This means that bits they didn't want to do are missing.
But lets not be too hard on it yet.
One of the tremendous things about XiPaint is its screenmode support.
It can run on virtually anything and still give you a fairly realistic image.
Although it works internally on 24-bit image data, this is dynAMIGAlly rendered to various screenmodes from HAM up.
Obviously the HAM and HAM-8 (AGA machines) modes are slower than true colour ones, but they still work.
JANUARY 1996 SERIOUSLY AMIGA USEFUL LAYERS One of the most interesting features is the layer support. Layers are very useful for putting together composite images.
Say you have a picture of an attack helicopter and you have a background picture of some Colombian drug farm.
Stick them on layers and not only can you composite the image, but you can easily reposition the helicopter many times without hating to generate new images. It’s as though you have the helicopter on a transparent background and you can just move it around.
Well, that's the theory. In reality, to use the layers you do have to generate a new composited image every time, by selecting the layers you wish to combine from a list and then selecting a gadget which generates a new window for the composited image. This doesn't really bring it that much further on from more traditional methods and can't really be compared to the layers ability ofTVPaint, for example.
The file import routines are a bit suspect too. I had a perfectly valid Targafile, which both AdPro and ImageFX were happy with, but which kept giving errors on XiPaint. The default format for XiPaint is a strange hybrid, which includes a preview image.
Now, while il may be important to have a custom imagc format to save images (which may contain a number of layers in the case of projects), I think it is only fair that a Datatype is included, so other packages have a slim chance of being able to use them. ImageFX has preview icons, but saves them out as a separate file, for instance, which every other graphics package can safely ignore.
Thankfully, Xil'aint is available on CD, something which is to be commended. The CD includes plenty of example images and brushes; the only minus points involved here are that it can take quite some time to read a directory, because the requester seem to take ages to find and extract the previews for all the files.
This sounds like a terribly negative review, but I don't mean it to be - it's just that potential purchasers should be well aware of the limitations. On the whole, Xil’aint is actually quite a tremendous package with a lot of potential.
While there is a sense of it not being quite finished, it is certainly operational, functional, and capable of some very impressive results. It is perhaps more of an art package in the traditional style than anything else. Il is a lot easier to find similarities with Dpaint than with the likes of Photogenics.
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I think it's important, when considering this new peripheral, to recognise the flak Amiga Technologies are going to get. Everyone wants a new range of Amigas. The users (you lot) want it, the media (us lot) want it and the businesses (them lot) want it. So, the release of a monitor, one not even made by AT, is going to get some stick, which is a real pity, because it's not a bad monitor at all.
Yes, this monitor is a stereo version of Microvitec's 1438 - same specs, everything. However, before slating AT for just stealing a monitor, it should Ik- remembered that some of Commodore's monitors, which were really good, were actually no more than rebadged monitors from other manufacturers.
So this monitor, in my opinion, stands or falls on its own merits. Forget the other stulf.
The best thing about this monitor, for the majority of Amiga owners is that it is just a case of plug-and-play. You put the stereo leads from the Amiga to the audio in of the monitor, connect the 23-pin connector directly to the monitor port of the Amiga and connect the power. Unlike some monitors, there is no need for an adaptor.
Unfortunately, this is both a good and a had thing. Had the monitor come with a 9-pin connector and an adaptor, it would have been possible to connect it directly to display cards (like the Picasso) whose display modes the monitor can theoretically show, but would have meant using an adaptor to plug into the standard Amigas.
NOT A CRITICISM... AT could be criticised for producing a monitor that wasn't even designed for Amiga owners. However, whilst 9-23 pin adaptors are bulky and annoying, at least they exist. The manual, although worded in a very muddled way, suggests that users needing 9-pin input should get an adaptor - er, where from? Perhaps they could offer 9-pin versions specially to order, although that would doubtless be expensive.
The answer then seems to be that this is a monitor for normal Amigas. If you want to use an input different to the standard .Amiga, don't get this monitor. That's not a criticism. Complaining about that would be akin to buying some computer speakers and then saying that using them with your Hi-Fi was useless.
The picture quality of the M1438S is adequate. I prefer it to the old 1084 that I was forced to use when Nick stole my other monitor whilst I was away (damn his oily hide!).
Thankfully, it can show all modes including Productivity, which I don't personally use but on occasion receive pictures in. If you can't display them, you just lose the screen, which is annoying and means you end up converting the image, which is time-consuming.
One downside is that the space between horizontal scan lines is visible, but the display is clear and better titan some older monitors.
The sound output is fairly standard. It sounds OK. Would be fine for games, but is nothing compared to putting the audio through a stereo.
The monitor has all the controls on the front, making them reasonably accessible, although their size makes them a bit fiddly. While there are horizontal centring and vertical size controls, there isn’t a vertical centring control, which would have been useful. It also comes on a swivel stand, which makes tilting the display possible.
All in all, this is a compact and competent product. It won't revolutionise the world and there are other criticisms that could be levelled. Why, for instance, when the monitor has a 23-pin connector does the documentation show a 9-pin connector? Sloppy. The lack of composite input, available on the old Commodore monitors, is also a little disappointing. However, you've got an .Amiga and you want a general monitor that's easy to use? This is a possible (but not a definitive "the") answer. G The first official Amiga product since the demise of Commodore is a new monitor.
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Having more than one computer certainly has its advantages; it means you may have twice the resources - another processor, hard disk, or CD-ROM. However, to get the maximum benefit from a two-computer setup, you'll need a networking solution, which is just what Link It! Is.
Nowadays, there are so many networking options that it’s hard to find a solution to suit your needs and budget.
Should you get an ethernet connection that provides a fast but expensive connection for several machines, or perhaps a cheap and cheerful serial link? Then you need to make a decision on what software you'll be using, which is especially difficult if it involves machines of different platforms.
Link It! Falls more closely to the cheap and cheerful category and provides a simple and cost-effective connection between two machines. This can either be between two machines of the same kind - Amiga to Amiga, or PC to PC - or differing machines. In order to do that, Link It! Comes in two flavours Windows and Amiga.
Installation was surprisingly easy, even when connecting a PC to an Amiga you simply connect the machines with die cable of your choosing, serial or parallel, and then install the software - five minutes hassle-free work.
Once installed and running, you can copy files from systems using a simple Directory Opus-like interface that lists the files on both local and remote machines in separate windows.
You arc given access to all of the available drives, including the RAM disk and CD-ROM drives.
You can select files by clicking on them, performing a Select All, or using a wildcard filter. It is possible to keep a log file to keep track of your activities and choose a file sorting method.
The performance of Link It!
Depends on the lead you use to connect the machines, because a parallel link is usually quite a bit faster, although Link It! Supports serial transfers up to 115200 - providing your machine is up to it. Of course. A useful transfer-related feature is a time and si e estimate, which will give you an idea of the total size of the files you want to copy across and how long it should take.
Another useful feature is being able to execute programs and Arcxx scripts on a remote machine, although this only works with an Amiga to Amiga connection. However, perhaps the DISTRIBUTOR Activa International & Anti Gravity Products Europe 0181 402 5770.
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Most unique feature of Link It! Is its ability to convert different types of files as it transfers them. To do this, it uses external programs - either the ones supplied with it, mainly graphics-related programs, or your own.
There you have it. Link It! Is a flexible, yet easy to install and use, networking system. It is not quite as transparent to use as Sernet or Famet, which create a network directory, but is a darn sight easier to install and requires no technical knowledge - if you can use a file manager, you can use Link It!. If you want a simple way to transfer files between two machines, this is one of the best no-fuss ways of doing it. 1i FEATURES • • •« Does all you can expect from a file transfer program and even converts files for you.
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First and foremost, MainActor is an animation manipulation utility. It will load all formats of Amiga animation and allow the frames to be saved back in a different format.
For example, you can use it to update all your ANIM5 images into ANIM7. Which play back a great deal more smoothly. MninArtar will also load a lot of animation formats w hich are entirely alien to the Amiga: FI.I. Fl.C and QuickTime animations can also be loaded and dealt with as required.
Rather than dealing solely with prerendered animation files, individual images can be loaded and combined to create new animations. Alternatively, animations can be loaded and re-saved as separate, still images. Whilst the frames are in memory (or, more likely, cached into memory, with the frames themselves on disk). You can cut and paste them around.
The caching process means that accessing each frame is a lot faster than in previous versions, without the need for the memory to hold the entire animation in one go.
If you happen to have one of the big graphics cards, you will be beside yourself with jov (well, I was anywav). At last you can load and save animations in a special format to make the most of the "chunky" graphics format which often plays back images much faster than the native Amiga chipset is capable of and in up to 16 million colours.
MainActor Broadcast as we have been able to use the ANIM format for many years now.
Unfortunately, as anyone who has tried to create anything other than a simple cartoon in Deluxe Paint will tell you, all is far from perfect.
With the advent of the AGA chipset, images can now contain 256 colour palettes, with even more colours in HAM-8 mode. Faster processors and the growing number of graphics cards has encouraged the creation of new formats such as ANIM7, but for most users interested in graphics and animation the desired end result is simple. We all want images which are as large and colourful as possible, replayed as fast as possible for as long as possible. Tricky, but it is possible.
MainActor Broadcast is the latest of the "MainActors" series, which started out as shareware products and now join the ranks of expensive graphics software. It’s certainly a program which is long overdue; I for one have been eagerly awaiting a program with the same list of features.
Created loads of animations and looking to edit and play them back? This could be the solution according to John Kennedy... on might have thought that playing animations on the Amiga was pretty straightforward, especially SERIOUSLY AMIGA JANUARY 1996 MAIN ACTOR BROADCAST irroR Blittersoft 01908 261466 PRICE £199 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS S12K RAM and OS2.04 ( Hard drive, more memory and graphics card recommended, though not essential) speed e e e e e Very fast replay speed, especially with graphic cards.
ACCESSIBILITY •••• Pleasant screen layout although a graphical editing option would be easier to use.
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Us. Sounds| Sound effects (including sound modules) can be added for each frame in the animation.
Of course, loading and saving is all very well, but there is that little matter of playback to take into consideration.
Previous versions of MainArlor seemed to take an instant dislike to my Picassoll card once I had installed the third party drivers, which are part of the "(iyberGraphics" package.
Happily, all is now well and animations will play back very smoothly indeed. The key is to load the animation in whatever format it comes in (ANIM, H I and so on) and then resave in a form optimised for your particular graphics card.
When next loaded, it will then replay at a blistering rate and, if your card has a video encoder available, you can play back the animation directly from memory or hard disk to video tape with excellent results. It's still impressive what an Amiga can do when you give it the right tools.
For that finishing touch. MainArlor will now support sound with almost as much flexibility as graphics. You can pre-program a sound sample for each frame or play back almost any music MODule file - there are a large number of libraries for replaying standard, compressed and extra high-quality modules. If you are recording to video, adding a synchronised soundtrack in this way can really add a touch of class.
It would be nice to see some way of keeping sound effects and sound It is still considerably different from a program such as SCALA in many important ways - there is no scripting language, interactivity or external control options - and this is a good thing. It's belter to concentrate on one particular field than try to master them all. Mam Altai is an animation processor, not an authoring tool.
MainArlor really pushes the Amiga's ability to replay animations about as far as it can go with the current level of technology. Alxnit the nearest competition to its editing facilities is FRED, the Frame Editor which comes with Art Department Professional. For plavbark. The Clarissa system is great for Amiga graphics mode animations, although it lacks support for alien file formats and graphics cards.
Sadly, development of AdPro has ceased which means that despite the lack of FRED's neat graphical display, MainArlor Broadcast is now an essential piece of modules separate, so that a tune could be playing as well as frame accurate spot effects, but that would really require a new MOD standard which is beyond the scope of an animation editor. In fact, MainArlor is getting close to a multimedia program.
Understands dozens of file formats, plug-in software modules for special effects and good sound support.
VALUE • • • Pricey for a graphics utility which in an ideal world we wouldn't need. In reality, it's absolutely essential.
"Pushes Amiga animation capabilities that little bit further."
90% Amiga animation software. Ideally, you would have all three systems at your disposal, but if you could only choose one, .MainArlor Broadrasl could well be the wisest choice.
The display might seem a little sparse, but that is only because all the features are positioned behind buttons and in menus. This is a reallv powerful program, with many options for further expansion. There is no doubt that it is expensive for what is an animation utility, but it is also an excellent program that many Amiga users have been waiting for. O PLEASE SEND YOUR ORDER TO EITHER OF THESE DISTRIBUTORS.
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loo lazy, can't be bothered, or arc in any way suspicions of the regular Aminet releases, then this disk may hold some appeal. It is a four-disk pack and includes everything that has been added to the Aminet site since Set l was finished. Everything up until November '95 anyway. From a rough inspection, that means well over 1,000 archived files in all the familiar categories.
The disks work well and are designed to bold complete categories, so disk b has pix, gfx and misc. disk d has mods, comm and mus. You get the idea. This can be a little more confusing, because the searchable indexes on the disks do not contain the information on the other disk. So, for example, you could be looking for an application called plopsound. Which converts mods into fractal pictures.
Is it in the mus drawer (disk d) or the gfx drawer ( disk b) or even the util drawer (disk a). Only using the index on the correct disk will tell you for sure.
That minor niggle aside, the set is well stuffed with useful utilities, programs, FAQs, pictures, demos and music. If you have not yet started collecting Aminet disks, this is probably die best one to start with. 'If Iff you only buy one Aminet disc, this is It.
90% CD-ROM Round-up AMINET SET 2 PDSOFT ¦ 01702 466933 ¦ £24.95 PLUS P&P C=64 SENSATIONS PDSOFT ¦ 01702 466933 ¦ £19.95 There's big money in nostalgia.and if matchbox cars and Beano annuals can fetch big money at Solhcrby’s, why not relive the heady days of the C64. Ah, the thrill of 64K RAM, tediously slow floppy drives, tape megaloaders, low resolution screens and overheating power supplies.
As far as it goes, the C64 was the most successful 8-bit home computer and I’m sure a great number of older Amiga owners probably owned one, or aspired to own one. In the past.
This disc contains two emulators which will turn your Amiga into an almost fully functional Commodore 64: the acclaimed A64 and the bizarrely named Frodo.
The emulators are accompanied by a number of utilities for extracting data from C64 tapes, attaching 1541 floppy drives to your Amiga, plaving 64 music files and converting tape images between various different formats. You will also find a complete collection of around 7,500 original demos.
Unfortunately, probably due to copyright restrictions, there are no games, or even Basic programs included on the disc, so you will have to find original tapes and equipment, or tape images of software elsew here. Since both the emulators are available from other sources and do not take up much room, it is debatable whether this disc is any use il all you want to do is play your old 64 games. It is valid as an archive and nostalgic memento of a bygone era. Though. 'If Mo games, only demos, but a nice piece off nostalgia 76% GAMERS DELIGHT II Games, games and. Yes, more games. A simple
interface allows you to select from the best of PD and shareware games, and there arc hundreds of them. Most of these games have appeared on Aminet at some stage, but it is good to have them all together on one volume. Major negative points have to be awarded for not making the disc CD** compatible, though. 'It Doesn't work on the CD32, but there's a lot here.
80% Many games have appeared on the Aminet at some stage, but it is nice to have everything on one disc.
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NEW - RELEASE VERSION 2 New Search Routine the multi-tasking search find will seek tile names or number v-' New 'Hot-Keys' Function just press S' lor search or E’ for extraci. Kelp' for help' V' New Directory Structure access 'Utilities’. "Demos", "Games* etc much more easify Over 200 New Disks Over 200 new disks since Zoom release one. In early 1995 S Restyled, Remastered new help and inlormaiion gutde. Rosiyled artwork1 Superb!
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THE AMINET COLLECTION KLONDIKE GOLD Have you entered the race to collect Klondike cards before your I friends7 Even the Amiga scene has gone Klondike mad' This CD | should comam over 300 cards, on release, an ready-to-run and i LHA format (tor BBS and HD use) Many, many exclusive cards from | Scene members Klondike III running * straight from the CD and a patch to allow | you to use the canto from the CD-Rom!
Also includes Card Games Deluxe Cardz I and tools such as DIY Reko. REKO GlO tor | Photogencs. REKO datatype etc £- AMINET COLLECTION VOL. 1 £22.99 £12.99 The Arrlnet Coltedlon is a superl) se! Ol lour £12.99 CD's lor any Amiga user. Contains Aminet 1-4.
£12.99 P0 ,rom 93 to December '94. 4 GlG’s of data' £1T99 AMINET COLLECTION VOL.2 £24.99 February 96 [Pre-Order] £11.99 Aminet Set 2 contains all the Ammet uploads April 96 [Pre-Orderj £11.99 smrre release 1 PD from December 1994 to November 1995. Gigabytes (four CD’s) of games, utilities, demos, pictures, animations, tools, modules and more Also contains 300 books tram the Proiecl Gutenburg CD-Rom Out ol Slock June 95 August 95 October 95 December 95 [Out Now] Expe ir Mr new release!
1 7BIT DIMENSION V FoUowng on from the f»ghly successful Phase 4 CD-Rom tNs CD contains hundreds of megabyies of data from me 17B-T Software Amiga PD itorary The 5th *sc m thts senes contacts only the very best, hand selected software mckxtng demos, games, utilities, graphics, artwork, disk magazmes muse modules and mucg I more The CD centered around an I ArmgaGutoe styfe mtertace wtveh aiows you I to read about each *sk and then un-dms the I Asks to floppy You cannof un-dms to RAD I wtm this release AMINET SET 2 OUT NOW TEXTURE PORTFOLIO lasmegona are a pfolesatonai company.
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SPECCY 2 WORLD INFO 95 All Major Credit Cards taken Nfn» Multimedia At Its Best!
Simple and Easy-to-use Educating and Informative Entertaining and Exciting Powerful and Amazing!
Welcome to the Amiga's first truly AGA multimedia, point-and-click compact disc. Have you been craving for PC-style multimedia CD’s on your Amiga? This rivals and beats many PC interfaces. A CD to help any Amiga owner, from beginner through to intermediate level, understand their computer. John Kennedy drives you around the Internet, MIDICraft entertain you to the delights of Amiga MIDI, Stuart Morton teaches you how to get into programming, Larry Hickmott on DTP and more. This CD is like getting 12 issues of your favourite magazine - info online all the time! Even experts will be
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Main Contents List: The History of the Amiga Who invented it7 The old Commodore, its bosses, ideas, mistakes etc The Escom rivival and much more.
Amiga Environment What is your Amiga9 Why is it so special? What is the ¦•scene’9 Who are Amiga Technologies and what do they do?
The Amiga Hardware Inside, outside, ports, chips all explained Workbench and DOS What is it? Using it. Data and file management. Workbench environment tips, the CLI. Advanced WB and CLI tncks Programming AMOS. Blitz, assembly. C. Amiga E and AREXX examined Become an Artist Overnight Raytracmg. 3D. Animation, bitmap drawing analysed Become an Amiga Music Maestro Octamed explained. MIDI discussed, musicians interviewed Getting Your Words into Print Word processing. Desk Top Publishing. Printers. Clipart etc Surfing the Super Information Highway Intro to the Internet. Surfing the Internet. WWW
design. Amiga Internet Providers. Amiga Internet software General Arena Emulation. Operating Systems, Virus Problems, Amiga in Business, Multimedia etc etc etc The Amiga Future Where is the Amiga going? Amiga Technologies' plans. Amiga visions, possible industry comments And Finally Credits, thanks and anything we have forgotten' Out Early February 1996 [AGA Machines] £29.99 Also!
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• AMOS Programming
- AMOS Hands-on
- Octamed in Depth
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- Bitmap Graphics
- Animation
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- F1 Ucenceware
- AMOS Programmer
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- Audio Imaging
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iNEThJ 5-Paint World 1 Color! • Aminet 9 Aminet Set 2 Aminet®
CD 9, dated December 1995, contains more thanl gigabyte (uncom
pressed) of software in thousands of archives. Since the
release of Aminet® CD 8 more than 500 MB new software has
appeared. The current edition has a special focus on games.
Nearly 1,000 breathtaking games were included.
AMINET® SET 2, dated November 1995, consists of approximately 4 gigabytes of software in 12.000 archives. Whether you like applications, games, communications or programming, the SET gives you all you need. Easy to use index files and search facilities make accessing it a pleasure.
120 MB Utilities 270 MB Documents 40 MB text software 19 MB Business software 75 MB Business software 36 MB Communications 630 MB Pictures & animations 84 MB Grophics & sound demos 170 MB Graphics software 23 MB Development software 150 MB Miscellaneous 3 MB Disk HD tools 630 MB Graphics & sound demos 129 MB Documents 250 MB Games 327 MB Games 110 MB Development software 34 MB Graphics softwore 10 MB Disk HD tools 1 MB Hardwore related 5 MB Hardware related 46 MB Miscellaneous 840 MB Music modules 156 MB Music modules 150 MB Communications ~ C. Music software * o 9 MB Music software 30 MB 106
MB Pictures & onimotions 10 MB 28 MB text software Utilities XiPaint V3.2 XiPoint is o leading edge, 24-bit paint program. It's suited to the demands of novice and expert alike, and within a short time, you too will be able to produce colourful and creative art in 16.8 million colours.
This version of XiPaint provides a professional paint program at an unbeatable price performance ratio.
Overview of Features: • Diverse point functions including colour, contrast ond saturation adjustment - Mask, outline, recolour ond fill functions • Airbrush with adjustable spray functions - Light-table function for manipulating montages ond animations • Text functions with anti-aliasing using Compugraphic fonts • Support for a variety of graphic formats - Unlimited Undo • Diverse manipulation of alpha channel • Supports many graphic cards • Layers to combine different projects • Arexx port • Drag & Drop colours • External filter module • Extensive documentation • 60 textures, 50
landscapes, 30 other pictures and many fonts included.
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mysteries and the Amiga is certainly no exception. Graeme Sandiford knows all about the quiet strength and willfulness of his favourite machine. So, send your queries to Workbench, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
SPANISH STEPS I ant one of the last Amiga (.Mill l.31 users in Spain and I’m having a loi of queslions, bul in Spain nobody ran answer. I'm hoping you can and dial's why I'm writing.
I'm trying to buy a hard disk for my computer and I’m not sure if all the disks I have can install to it. Is it true that the games disks on the Workbench which say "NOT A DOS DISK" can't be installed to the hard disk?
Secondly, can I install DOS games disks without installing instructions inside it?
What's the best program to manage the hard disk?
Some DOS games have 110 startup 011 the DIR, I think it's impossible to play with it without having to reset the computer and put the game disk into the disk drive (because 011 my Workbench screen, when I open the window of the disk, this is empty). Is it right?
Jordi Marin Visa Barcelona- Spain Disks which pof up on the Workbench claiming to be
XI) (IS and which return error messages when you try to access
them use their own file system, rather than the standard
Amiga one. Liy default they cannot be coined to a normal hard
drive partition.
However, there arc utility programs around which cun pike a small nan-AinigaDOS partition and you might lie able to use one of these. However, many games simply don V gel an with the Operating System and will therefore never know what a hard drive is, or how to use one.
I 'm, sorry hut I 'in not i uile sure wlial exactly you mean here. a game is on a standard AmigalIDS format disk y ou should he aide to copy it to your hard drive. However, you will need to include a few ASSIGN statements so that the games knows tv look to the hard ilisk, rather than the floppy for loading data.
I suite such as (Quarterback Tools or Ami Hack Tools are -very useful to have around in case things go Continued overleaf • IF YOU HAVE A QUERY... At Amiga Format we aim to answer as many questions as possible Unlike some magazines, we don't just concentrate on our areas of expertise - we take on all your problems (as long as an Amiga is involved).
Here are a few tips on sending in questions:
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Send your letters to Workbench. Amiga Format 30 Monmouth Street Bath, Avon BA1 2BW Your Amiga: Kickstart version: O 1.2 O 1.3 Workbench revision: VtvIN O 1.2 O 1.3 O 2.04 2.05 O 2.1 I have just bought a hard drive, but I have a few problems.
All New World of Lemmings will not install on my Games partition. In the ReadMe.txt (on the program disk, showing all icons) it tells me to put the command... Assign L3: [Drive name] L3 ...in my user-startup (and yes I did put my HD partition 'GAMES' where it says [Drive name]) and I also created the L3 directory in my games partition. I reset the machine, ran the Install program and it says "please insert volume 13 in any drive" - but this should not happen if I have assigned L3 to a directory!
Now my hard drive has a checksum error on disk block 8S038 and I've had to format the thing, three days after buying it!
Peter Ford Middlesex Putting GAMES in the assign isn't good enough, you need to put the drive name as well. For example, if your GAMES directory is on the partition called HDO: then you would need to use the line: Assign L3: HDO. QAMES L3 If GAMES happens to be the name of the entire partition, you would need to use a line like this: Assign LS: 0AMBS.L3 It is vitally important to remember to include the root device and put a colon (:) after it.
Checksum error aren't that uncommon, especially if the drive is being used for games playing sessions. As you have discovered, when they occur you will need to re-format the drive (copying all the important files off first).
It's a good idea to have two partitions on the hard drive to help out in backup situations like these, and remember also the QUICK and FES options should be used when formatting to save yourself a lot of time. However, a disk utility suite such as QuarterBack Tools or AmiBack Tools will fix the checksum error without re-formatting the disk.
Total memory fitted Chip memory available Extra drive »1 ( 3.5in 5.25in) as DF: manufacturer: Extra drive 2 ( 3.5in 5.25in) as DF: manufacturer.
Hard disk:_ Mb as DH _ Manufacturer: Extra RAM fitted - type, size (Mb) and manufacturer Details of other hardware:
I. Dual speed drives are the standard and frankly, in ms opinion
at least, you would need a good reason for anything faster.
T'hrrr are no games on the Amiga that I know of whirh require
an extra quick drive and when reading files the difference
between a read lasting two seconds and one lasting four
seconds is pretty insignificant.
«“ wrong with your hard drive. The A migaDOS disks which appear empty aren't true AmigaDOS disks, but use their men filing sy stem.
You are right in thinking that you can only play them by booting from them: in which case a special program in the disk's boot block is loaded and this starts the new filesystem.
In short, buying a hard drive won 'I make playing all games easier.
CD-ROM CONUNDRUM I'm looking for a CD-ROM drive and have a few questions that I hope you can answer:
1. The price of dual-speed drives is pretty reasonable, hut are
these drives any good? I've seen your review for the ( speed
2. Are most CD-ROM drives user-friendly?
Are they easy to use from Workbench and easy to actually plug in? Where do they plug in? PCMCIA?
3. What exactly is the storage size of a CD?
1 heard it's about the size of 500 floppies? Is this true?
4. Most importantly, due to the immense amounts of data that can
be shoved on to Cds.
Will 1 need more RAM than my standard 2Mb?
If so. Is it possible to get trapdoor RAM even though I've got my hard drive inside there somewhere?
2. CD-ROM drives appear on your Workbench like any other disk
icon. You can do anything you can with a a hard drive
orflopfry. Except write to them.
They work much faster than floppies and a bit slower than hard drives. Fitting them depends on which interface you go for. A SCSI interface such as a Squirrel is a good choice it connects to the PCMCIA slot and a lead is connected to the CD-ROM drive.
4. You won V need any extra memory, although getting some is a
good idea as it will speed up your Amiga a good bit (there is
still room in the trapdoor for memory).
3. You could squeeze more than 500 A miga double- density disks
on if you wanted, since there is about 600Mb free on a CD-ROM.
I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to do here, but guess you are trying to load a sequence from an external MIDI sequencer into Music-X. o matter what the exact plan is. The first thing to do is gel the clocks working together. Fetch system (the MMTS and the A miga) ran have an internal clock or an external clock. You will need to set up the equipment so that one is operating internally and the other externally: it doesn V matter which, but one selling will work better that the other. This will allme only one clock to drive both systems.
Try selling Music-X to accept the PI AY STOP commands as well, since this will make your life easier. Then match the tempo on both systems. .Vote you can play a sequence on Music-X and the MMTS should play along in time.
!] you want the sequencer to act as a MIDI source for Music-X (so that the songs stored on the MMTS will appear in Music-X ready for editing and sailing), your rest bet is to play the song through several times and each time record only one channel MUSIC MAYHEM (.mild you please inform how to use (that is.
Load and Save) Music-X (.Amiga) front Alesis MMT8 Sequences. I have tried setting Music-X Master Clock to Midi-Clocks, but keep getting several error reports.
Alan Jones Please can you save my (questionable) sanity.
Consists of a cable from the AUX port of my CD” to the serial port of my Amiga, with some totally useless software (Twin Express & PARNET), neither work. So my qilKtion is, have I bought a duffer, or am I using the Mkware wrong?
1. 1 recently bought Monkey Island 1. My problem is that when I
launch the program from hard drive or from floppy (using
Workbench) all the graphics are odd-looking.
By the way, did you video store now dea as console software'
2. My second problem is alul ne afr to my Amiaa. I ffoolishlvl
bought a ;now that the Blockbuster bn Amiga software as well
James Thompson Rotherham VthgjlBt problem is easy fixed by
altering the MAXTRANSFER setting for your nard drive. Use
HDInstall, Advanced settings and knocl fhe large hex mimhpr
whirh .iftinnktSNMroriakung an F. That [ i Go to Parition
Drive, theif Advanced Options; then Change... and finally
change the MaxTransfer setting by deleting an "F".
2 You will need toYun Pamet or TwinExpress on both the CD32 and the Zuniga. If you don't have suitable ware on CD-ROM. Many of the PD compilation disks this hidden away somewhere. It can still be a right pain to get it all working though, so you will have to pepevere.
I didn't know that about Blockbuster video. I'm off there now to see what they have.
Of MIDI information. Music-X is not great for recording multiple channels and even if it does work, they will all end up in one track. For better results, Ban and Pipes can record all the channels at once and sort them into different tracks.
BIG DRIVE BOTHER I’m sorry if I am taking your time with my questions, but here in Portugal there is no one able to answer them for me and I think you are the right person to do it I own an A600 with 2Mb of RAM and I would like to ask you for some advice in terms of hardware.
I saw in AF76 one advertisement from First Computer Centre where they announce 1,05Gb hard drives for A600 (Page 88).
1. Is it possible that my computer with just 2Mb of RAM can
support such a huge hard drive?
Would I lose speed with it?
2. If it is not possible to add this HD, what do I need? More RAM
(if so, how can I get it) or a smaller HD (which size)?
3. In AFT 3 (page 21)1 saw what I think is a RAM card of 20Mb
from Mitsubishi Electric for PCMCIA that fits my computer. Am
I right?
How can 1 get one of those?
4. And last. I have a Commodore MPS 1270A InkJet Printer
connected to the parallel port. I use the Po (Portuguese)
Keyrnap configuration and the EpsonX CBM-MPS-1250 printer
When I use Ed from WB, and I use it a lot. I am never able to print some characters that are specific for Portuguese, like accents.
They are displayed on the screen, but do not appear in the printer or, someumes, they are replaced by other 'funny' symbols. What is the problem? Can’t Ed support specific letters when sending them to the printer driver? Is there a printer driver that fits my printer better?
I would be very grateful if you gave me a quick answer because I have to buy the hard drive before my parents change their minds and I don’t want to lose this opportunity of increasing my computer capacities.
Joao Ramalho Portugal 1,2. You don't need any extra RAM. Although the hard drive will require memory for disk buffers, and so on, you should still have more than enough left over.
You won't lose speed, although if you did happen to have Fast RAM fitted, things would go faster.
Currently Fast RAM is only possible with a soon-to-be- availabte-honest A600 accelerator.
3. The card in question was not strictly Amiga compatible and the
art person responsible has been suitably tortured by being
forced to watch the omnibus edition of HollyOaks. The same
family of cards includes RAM sizes of several hundred K to
several Mb and these are available from many dealers, not only
Amiga ones: PCMCIA is a good cross platform standard.
4. Ed is not the world's best too! For text editing.
You would be much better using a dedicated wordprocessor, like Final Writer. A program like this has its own fonts and the page is printed in graphics mode, line by line, rather than depend on the printer's character set and the printer driver's international experience.
BOOT DELAY I have recently bought a brand new Amiga 1200 and 1 was hoping that you could answer a few queries that I have.
1. When I reboot my Amiga, it takes about 30 seconds until the
screen prompting you to insert a disk appears, whereas on my
brother’s Commodore Amiga it takes roughly five seconds.
Is there something wrong with my computer?
2. When I opened my Amiga 1200 package, I noticed a Commodore
power supply supplied with it - surely this can’t be right,
can it?
3. Some lime ago I heard about a game that was being released on
the PC; it was called Xcom: Terror From The Deep. Are there
any plans to release this on the Amiga?
4. Is there any way on Earth that I can get Falcon (the game) to
work on my A1200? I have tried everything I can think of to
get it to work (even praying!), yet it won’t co-operate.
Thanks a lot for answering these questions, hut there is just one more thing to ask you. My brother has written a diary program in C and he was wondering if you would like a copy of it to put on the Coverdisk? It has an encryption mode, log ins, passwords and lots of other features. What do you think?
Scott Parker Norwich
1. Some Amigas, especially those models with IDE interfaces
(A600.A1200, A4000) with no hard drive present, can take a few
seconds to look for one before booting. Fitting a hard drive
makes this delay vanish, as it is caused by the Operating
System searching in vain for a drix e. Also, some memory
expansions seem to cause a delay. As long as the Amiga starts
to reboot within a minute or so, this should not cause
2. It's likely that the new Amiga owners either had access to the
slock of power supplies, or simply didn 7 have time to re-make
the plastic moulds for the power supply casing.
3. No, in afraid there are no plans to release Xcom on the
Amiga. You could, of course, write to MicroProse and put
pressure on them to change their minds.
4. Falcon is just too old. Buy Gunship 2000 or TFX.
Continued overleaf ¦* If you have a program you think AF might be interested in, the best thing to do is to send it in I marking the envelope clearly “Coverdisk submission ") for the attention of Graeme Sandiford.
THE NET AND THE A500 After about 2-3 years of constant nagging, complaining and moaning I have finally convinced my parents to get me a modem for my A500 with 512K of chip RAM. I will be getting a Sportster 288 and 1 have also got a chance of an upgrade. I would like to visit Web pages with graphics and I'm not sure what kind of RAM upgrade 1 would need.
I could have either an 020 accelerator with 4Mb Fast RAM or an 020 accelerator with 2Mb chip RAM and a 2Mb Fat Angus. What would you suggest?
1 have installed MU1 (don’t you need it for certain packages?). Could you please suggest what packages (PD shareware if possible) I could use for a TCP IP package, a Web browser, an IRC. Program and a mail reader?
I would really appreciate any help or advice you could offer, since I am a complete novice to comms and the Internet.
Dave Sussex I would honestly advise getting a new Amiga, preferably an A1200. Even a second hand one would be money well sfient. For starters, the A500 is not really up to handling the serial rates which a 28. SK modem would produce. You need to mess around with alternative serial drivers and it's a messy business.
If you are sticking with the A500, a I4.4K modem is more sensible and a lot cheaper. You will need more chip RAM if you want to see Web images, although they will be rather sad in the limited non- AGA colour modes. Go for the Agnus upgrade.
Yes, you need Magic User Interface to run Amosaic, the Amiga Weh browser, fbw will also need AmiTCP (version 4 is a demo shareware, but useable or the commercial version of the AmiTCP package pom BlitterSoft) and Grapevine for IRC (Internet Relay Chat). There ate several mail programs - one of the best is MetaMail. All are available from the A mine! Internet sites; as soon as you get on-line you can use FTP to download them.
As you are a total newbie, I would strongly recommend you start your on-line life by dialling into a few Bulletin Boards rather than jumping into the Internet immediately.
Please help! I am computer illiterate, but have a 12-year old son with an A600 which has no addons apart from a printer. He keeps asking if it's possible to use a CD-ROM and, as I've no idea what he's talking about. I'm referring the TOO MUCH?
Please Kelp me answer a question about North C programming language. I have North C installed to my hard drive and I copied a utility called MUCHMORE to my C directory to read text files.
Even though it's been copied, it still will not let me open any of my files when I dick on them! This appears as: "Error while opening C MUCHMORE 205". What do I type at the CL!, or do I change the default toll to ED since I don't know what to do. Please help me.
Dwayne Bhatia Fife Your problem has nothing to do with North C as such. Error 205 means that the file OMUCHMORE cannot be found. This is what appears in the text file's icons next to Default tool.
Try changing this to be CMUCHMORE and checking that the MUCHMORE program really question to you. Can a CD-ROM be used with the A600 and, if so. What equipment is needed to make it work?
Most importantly, what does it cost?
Hope you can help us.
Ann Firth Liverpool A CD-ROM drive is a disk drive which reads CD- ROM disks. These are like floppy disks, except they are slightly faster, hold about 500-600 times as much information and cannot be written to. They are popular on the A miga for distributing PD software, and some games.
The good news is that it is possible to connect one to an A600. You will need a Squirrel SCSI Interface and a suitable CD-ROM drive, which means (the bad news) it will cost between £100 and £300 depending on the speed on the drive. HiSoft and Power Computing, who advertise in this very magazine, will be able to help you further.
However, it has to be said that although the A600 will be able to make use of the Public Domain software available (utilities, pictures, sound effects and so on), please understand that your son will not be able to use the CD-ROM drive for CD games. The A600 is not quite up to that job; an A1200 is required.
This is because most CD games are written for the CD32 console, which is effectively an A1200 with a CD-ROM drive, with no keyboard and a black box.
STANDARD OUTPUT 1 recendy purchased a CITIZEN ABC 24 dot matrix printer which I use frequently. I am currently thinking about using it for drawing up Cvs, but I do not have a program that will fully utilise the printer's internal fonts and font sizes.
The program should work like Wordworth, or the Mac program I used whilst in college, MacWrile, where you can type a sentence or paragraph, select it with the mouse and convert the colour or font or size in die menu, but using the printer's own internal fonts.
The system I use is an A600 with 2Mb.
I hope there is a program available, and if you know of one, could you tell me what it is, where to get it and how much it costs.
Jason Culligan Ireland When selecting fonts in Wordworth there is is in the C: directory on the hard disk. Vou can check to see exactly what is going on with a program such as SnoopDos, available from any Public Domain library. Run SnoopDos and then try to read your textfiles: SnoopDos will display what is happening in its own window.
The option to use only the fonts which are directly produced by your printer, rather than send the finished page to the printer as a graphic image.
Protext is the original printer-friendly word processor, and it may suit your needs as well. However, when using only printer fonts, you may be disappointed at the lack of flexibility this offers.
If you want to keep your text crisp and sharfi but you are afraid your printer might let you down, consider producing your document as a PostScript file and bringing it to a bureau where it can be output on a good laser printer.
NULL DEVICE I hope you can help me with this quite major problem, at the moment I cannot print from my Amiga, every time I try and print from any application, even Workbench and Dopus, I get the message “Cannot open printer.device". In the devs drawer in Workbench, there is a file called printer.dev. I have tried replacing this with the one from my original system disks; I have also replaced the printer cable, but to no avail.
James Lewendon Reading Your Amiga is more than capable of printing; it sounds as though there is nothing more complicated than a little naming problem. Tliepiinter device must be called printer.device, if the file can V be found in the devs: directory then any application will fail.
Also make sure you have a parallel, device in the devs: drawer. You can use a PD utility like Sysinfo to check that the printer.device is present. Run it before and after attempting to fnint something and use the DEVICES option to see if it exists. *5 .. Rapid Frame with both VHS and S-VHS!
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epic back to tape... Before we get carried away, we’ll need to master the simple things, such as creating more than one image at a time and simple movement.
Next month we'll start dealing with more complicated movements and sec how to create spaceships which move in realistic orbits.
Go to the Animation item in the Project menu and select size.
This will set the number of frames in the animation.
Remember, each frame will need to be rendered individually, so keep to small numbers to start with - try ten.
Let's start with a simple animation.
Begin with a brand new project and create a cube in the middle of the screen.
Rename it so you can keep track of it easily. We are going to make a short animation of the cube spinning around.
© Notice how some extra bits and pieces have appeared in the title bar. The arrows allow you to step backwards and forwards through different frames (we'll come to the “X" later). When you do, you'll see the Frame number change. Note that the frames are numbered 0 to 9.
If you want to render your own version of Babylon 5, you'll need to master animation. There is so much to this fantastically broad topic that we'll have to look at it over several months. Rest assured that when all the hard work is over, you'll have all the tools you need to create your own miniature feature films.
Making an animation requires all the skills of a director, lighting engineer and stage artist in one, not to mention the ability to create realistic objects. The finished film is made frame-by-frame and each frame is a separate image which has been individually rendered.
When the frames are played back in sequence, the objects spring to life and move around the screen. Cars will whi . Past, planets rotate and the sun can rise and set. You can also change the shape of objects, so they "morph" into different objects over time.
Your finished feature can be replayed using the tools which came with Real 3D, or stored in standard An into format. You can then load the animation into any paint program, (Deluxe RainI or Pmanal Paint) and add the finishing touches.
You can even combine digitised images of PROJECT 1 Static images can be a little dull. This month John Kennedy really starts to get things moving. Hold on tight!
F Owe need to control accurate the placement of the viewpoint* that is, the invisible camera which "sees" the objects and displays them on screen. Use the Creation Observer option and click just beneath the cube in the top left. You may have to move it into position (use Move, like with any other object).
Ouse the Animation menu's Play command (or press Shift and P together) to see the cube rotate. Since the cube has four sides, a continuous rotation of 90 degrees will appear like a complete turn. This has saved us a good number of frames.
Ogo to the Wireframe screen (press w) and you will see the cube drawn from above.
Press the PLAY button and you'll see it spin.
Unfortunately, the viewpoint is from directly above, which isn't very interesting. Go back to the editor screen (press e) and we'll try to sort it out.
Onow go back to the Wireframe screen.
You will see the cube from a different angle, although it may not be perfectly square on.
We'll see how to enter the position numbers accurately next.
©You will also be asked to enter the number of degrees the cube should be rotated. Although it will take a spin of 360 for one complete spin, enter 90.
You'll see why soon. Make sure the frame count states from 0 to 9: if you have been clicking on the arrows, the frames may be different.
Ogo to the Projects Animation window again and select Rotation.
When you do, you'll be asked to select a point to rotate the cube about - click on the centre of the cube in the top- left view. Think of sticking a needle through the cube at this point and spinning it around.
Continued overleaf 4 J*) Use the arrow keys to move back to Frame 0.
Into the box named Pos:.
Copy the numbers from the screen below. Now press the REC button. The frame number will increase, and the new positions will be stamped into place.
(D Now we can think about rendering the images. Go to the solid screen (press q). The important settings are highlighted in yellow; namely, the frame number set to 0. The Name field set to point to RAM disk and the images given a name. Check also that you are in Fast mode and that Single is switched off. Now click on render.
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©After a few moments, the rendering will be stopped. Go to the RAM disk on Workbench and you'll see ten little icons.
Each is for the images that you have rendered. If you click on them, they should be displayed in turn. However, let's make a true animation file from them.
©The program we need came on the distribution disks and is called DeltaConvert. This program takes a selection of stills and creates an Animation. There are three different types of animation file; Fast. Small or AnimS. Use Anim5 if you want to use the animation with other programs (Deluxe Paint. Viewtech and so on).
ANIMATION TIPS You need to feed in the name of the still frames (remember J the path to RAM in our case) and the first and last index numbers (which are 0 and 9). Then feed in the name of the finished animation (with path) and wait. When all is finished, you can load the animation into Deluxe Paint and watch It. If you selected the Fast or Small options, you can use the DeltaPlay program included.
Stick to small numbers of frames to start with.
Remember, each frame needs to be rendered individually, so if you render an animation with 100 frames you need to render 100 images.
• Experiment with the Fast and Small delta animation formats.
Fast produces larger files, but they play back faster. Use
Small if you haven't a lot of memory spare.
• The Anim5 standard is good: but Anim7 is better. The image and
animation viewing program Viewtech comes with a utility to
convert Anim5 files into Anim7 format.
Anim7 will play back very smoothly indeed, even from hard disk. Personal Paint also supports Anim7.
• You can create you animation in any mode you choose: not only
Fast. If you use the IFF-24, then many more colours are used
and using a program like Deluxe Paint and its dithering
feature, you can create an animation with much more detail.
• If you set up animations to render overnight check you have
enough disk space to store all the images. Never leave the
monitor on. Only the computer, and make sure there is adequate
ventilation. An Amiga sitting on the living room carpet is not
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Darren Irvine takes a look at getting started with the Fidonet mailer Spot.
Having read my receni introduction to Fidonet, you may have been tempted to download a copy of Spot and give it a go (who knows - you may even have been able to use my ultra brief installation guide, wonders will never cease). This month. Amiga.Net takes a closer look at Spot and hopefully clears up am blemishes that might be obscuring voiu understanding ol this useful program.
NET_2_443_13_I8 BflD flfll GOU) GOLD_ NEWMUSIC ntiiGfljmsic GOLDJTMIGfi corns jiflGS GOLD j EBflTE GOLD J)OMIMATION G0LDJ10VIES GOLD_GENERflLCHflT MI_IMTERMET CYBERSPflCE INTERNETJJK COMTRflCT VfiX NI_EflT RI ft1IGfl_0S4EM MfllNFRflME COMHS RhiGfl_coftis CLUBJWIGfl NICHfiT GOLDPTS Message list THE AREA LIST WINDOW This is ihe first window that you’ll see when you run Spot. Hat h of the areas that you are connected to are shown in a lisi on the right hand side of the screen. Beside each Area name are three llags indicating the type of messages held in that area - when each of these flags is
unset, it is represented by a dash. The first Hag "I" indicates that mail has arrived in this echo front the last Import. In a similar way. The second llag - "F." - denotes that you have sent mail in this echo that has vet to be Exported. The last flag ”1’" indicates that there is mail in this echo addressed to you to which you have not replied.
Moving right across the screen front these three Hags, you will see a number beside each 262 1 - 0 19 21 1) 108 4 - 24 2 - 2 7 28 3) 6 55 192 6 (2) 18 (8) 9 4) 70 61 45 1 for you) 2 3 0 0 6 2 1 17 2 6 1) 2) 6) Area name. This is total number of messages stored in that area. If some of the messages in a particular area have not been read, the number of unread messages will lie shown in brackets.
Additionally, if any of the unread messages are specifically addressed to you. This number will also he displayed.
THE MESSAGE LIST WINDOW In the Area List Window, the area that is currently selected is highlighted by a blue bar and if you click on "Message List" you will be given a scrollable list of all the messages contained in this area.
For each message in the area, details are displayed of who the message was from, who it was addressed to and the subject area. Unread messages arc marked with an asterisk to the left of the message sender’s name.
Beside the asterisk, another flag gives more information as to the state of the message. An F” again indicates that this message has not been Exported by you and a 'K' indicates that the message has been marked as "Kept".
Von will notice that the lines are displayed in a variety of different colours and formats, and the meaning of these at first incomprehensible variations is as follows:
• Messages sent by you are plain black text on a gray background.
This is the simplest case
- from now on things get weirder.
• Messages printed in inverse video (grey on black) are messages
sent to you to which you have not replied.
• Messages to which you have in fact replied to are shown in bold
(black on grey).
• The message that is currently being read is displayed as a
variation of the above options - if you haven't replied to the
message then it's shown as reverse video text on a white
background and if you have replied to it, then it's white text
on a grey background. Confused?
As if the above wasn't enough, von can further cloud the issue by “selecting" a message JARGON JaijonArti - Term covering both Fidonet Netmail and Echomail.
Import - The act of unpacking a bunch of messages downloaded from your Boss node using Trapdoor Export - Pack up any messages that you have generated ready to be uploaded by Trapdoor. Note that even If you don't explicitly select ¦Export-. Spot will prompt you to do so when you poll.
Thread - A group of messages all traceable back to a single message.
Or messages, by clicking on them (for instance to select a range of messages to print or delete).
In this case, the colour blue is introduced to confuse things still further:
• Messages originated by you are plain black on a blue
• Unreplied messages are the inverse of this, with blue text on a
black background.
• Replied messages on the other hand are bold black text on a
blue background.
None of this makes much sense until you’ve been using the program for a while, and eventually everything will start to become clear.
THE MESSAGE WINDOW When you double-click on a particular message in the "Message List" window, or click on the "Messages" button, the actual text of the message itself will be displayed. If the message is longer than one screen of text, you can use the scroll bar on the right hand side of the screen, or the arrow keys to move up and down.
Along the bottom of this window are a row of eight buttons, allowing you to navigate your way through the list of messages in the current area. The firsl button marked "Write" is fairly self-explanatory, and allows you to send a new message to the current area. Similarly, the next button "Reply" allows you to reply to the message currently being read.
The next two buttons marked with " " and " " symbols allows you lo page through the messages in the current area one at a time. If you prefer you can use the left and right cursor keys to perform the same function.
Next along there are two buttons marked "R " and " R". These perform a similar function, except that instead of moving through ihe message list one message at a time, these move to the previous or next message belonging to the same discussion thread as the current message.
A "thread" is a group of messages that arc associated with each other. Generally (but by 110 means always) messages in a thread will share a subject line and be about a similar topic.
The last two buttons marked "Areas" and "Message List” respectively take you back to the appropriate window.
Of course, there’s much more to Spot titan the three windows described here - I haven’t even touched on the features available from the pull-down menus, but hopefully this should be enough information to get you over the initial "??" Stage that goes with using any new program.
There is some good documentation supplied with the Spot archive (cunningly called Spot.doc) in addition to the same material supplied in AmigaGuide format, so you should be able to use these to help you get to grips with some of Spot's more obscure features. '5 RUMOUR MILL It's all been a bit quiet on the Fido front for me recently due to an unfortunate "LHA" related debacle on The Heart of Gold - the system through which I get my Fido feed. So as usual all the dodgy stuff this month comes from the lntemet.Comp.sys.amiga.advocacy, filled with the usual PC and Mac loonies who are continually
under the impression that sensible Amiga users can be swayed from the true path by mere processor speed, availability of software and cheap peripherals (slap my forehead with a kettle lead, what am I saying).
Worry not, however, because conclusive proof has been found that the Amiga and WB is a superior system to a Window's ‘95 running Pentium. The redoubtable William Lear (of Amiga Report infamy) has come up with a number of points why the Amiga is the better machine. Chief amongst these is that when moving the mouse pointer around the screen - "I'm talking rapid circular movement" - the mouse pointer left images of itself on the screen, whilst the Amiga mouse pointer suffers no such hideous deformity. Lear concedes that the images left by the Windows mouse pointer are "not permanent". Well
William, you've certainly convinced me.
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UPGRADE OR DIE Does anybody remember the days of the A500 (I'm talking about the early ones, without those, then expensive, 0.5 Mb RAM expansions). Everybody was satisfied, simply because die Amiga was the best games platform. Then games like Dungeon Master and Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, among other 1Mb- ooly games started to appear, pushing the Amiga even further.
It did not take long before every decent Amiga owner purchased extra memory for their loved ones.
The result was more spectacular 1Mb-only games to hit the shelves. Everybody from the Amiga user to the producers seemed to earn a lot in this.
Why did things stop back then? Most people still have 2Mb RAM, 68000(020 processors and too many are having a hard time with floppy-only systems.
Those systems are just as good as they have always been, but the owners of them should not whine and complain about the fact that Commodore did a lousy job; games developers are sidelining the Amiga; Dark forces will never appear on their computers; and so on. The PC and console market is.
V Why are Amiga owners so reluctant to upgrade? Do we perhaps need more games tor accelerated Amigas only?
Unfortunately, way ahead of the Amiga when it comes to games , of certain types. J My message to the people is: "Go on, sell whatever valuables , you own and buy some powerful f gear for your Amiga (68030 RAM d Jlujf boards or a CD-ROM drive)'. * Then ask the market to bring out really hot stuff.
And here goes to the games producers: "Produce some really hot stuff that depends on extra hardware and I promise you that the people will follow the high technology race. I bet that if It was not for hot games, the average PC would still be a normal 386 without a sound card".
The reason I’m writing this is because I own an A1200 030 50MHZ 10Mb RAM 425Mb HD and I can't wait for a game not only to benefit from, but actually depend on my powerful processor. (Please Nick, let me read the classic lines: "By the time you read this... Take a look at page... Full review next month... etc) By the way, could anybody tell me if there exists a mouse joystick switch that can handle a CD32 pad, because the Alfa autoswitch does not Hauk Langlo Norway Vou are right. For some reason Amiga owners seem very reluctant to upgrade their machines, which surely restricts what programmers
can do. Many programmers are finding that in a lot of ways, they have pushed the boundaries of the hardware to the limit.
Lean tell you, though, that a special version of Gloom, designed for accelerated Amigas, will be hitting the shelves soon, and hopefully we will give you a full review in the next issue.lf it is successful, perhaps more software developers will follow this lead.
CUSTOM KIT Could you encourage Sensible Software to release a proper team editor (for player values, abilities, nationality, etc.) for their excellent game Sensible World of Soccer.
Lb be lair, the custom teams are not exactly flexible and an editor program must already exist in order to have entered all the original (and now out-of-date) data. It could easily be distributed through the Public Domain for little cost and would greatly increase the lifespan of the game.
Also, on SU'O.S. the player values for the national teams can sometimes be displayed bv importing them into the custom teams and playing them against a clitb team. This has crashed mv Amiga a few times, but if it works it is useful to see the values of each player.
Finally, whatever happened to the very promising llnllle Isle IT: 5 rjL "Release a proper team editor for the excellent SWOSdemands a reader.
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v1.4. Tim Hughes Gwent Interesting you should mention it.
Because we are just at the moment attempting to bring you a quite tremendous saved game editor for Stim. Which will allow ou to adjust almost an thing in the game as regards to pla er attributes, worth and so on. Ijxtk out for it on an AT Cm'erdisk near you soon.
Hattie Isle II looks like a Ini of a non-starter pn the Amiga at the moment I'm afraid, but Blue Byte may reconsider in the future.
Being an avid fan of strategy games I was unable to resist buying a copy of Microprose's UFO Enemy I 'nkiunen A( ..A from mv local computer shop at a bargain price (£12.99). I ut was dismaved to lind that there was a bug on disk two.
Not a problem - the shop was finding another copy and should be able to get it to me by the end of the week.
In the ensuing time I I have a query regarding a letter in your "Workbench" section. A reader enquired as to whether or not an acceleratorfFPU will speed up the running of TFX. The reader is advised that it most definitely would.
What I would like to know is how can you speed up a game that is not available for sale? Having seen TFX advertised for some time in most if not all Amiga magazines, I have tried in vain to secure a copy of this eagerly-awaited game. My most recent enquiry to Post Haste of Canterbury resulted in me being advised that Ocean had put the game on indefinite hold and is not available anywhere.
I don't know if you can throw any light on this situation, but I find it rather disconcerting to read about software that doesn't exist.
Thank you for your attention.
Geoff Ashden Kent When will Ocean release the long-awaited TFX7 attempted to salvage the information from the dull'disk. I was partially successful in recovering all but one lile and this would only be used bv the CFOPacdia section of the program, so it would Ik- playable until I get the new disk. All seemed to be going will until the turn-based battle section where a bug occurred.
I phoned the Microprose helpline and explained about the repaired disk possibly being the It does exist, it is finished and has been for months and months. Basically, the game has been suspended. Initially this was because they were hoping it would be bundled with the relaunched A1200, but that is not the case.
Currently, Ocean is considering when to release the game.
Cause of the problem, but could they help anyway.
It turned out that this was a known bug caused by a memory allocation problem in the later revision of the A1200 and that only a few instances have occurred so that they are not doing anything about it. The only advice given was to buy some Fast RAM, or take the program back to the shop and get my money back!
Two points arise from this:
1. Surely all the Escom A 1200s now back on sale are the new
revision and hence will be incompatible with I T(P
2. I low many other shops will be as understanding as ANTICS in
Plymouth, who allowed me to exchange UFO for another program
without questionr II Microprose wish to sell this excellent
program to the new Amiga 1200 owners, tliev are going to have
to update it. But the I lelpline operator did not seem to
think that this was going to happen.
I. M. Le Couteur Bisson Plymouth This is the first we have tome
ticross this particular problem, but these things sometimes
happen and without knowing too mans of the details, it is
difficult to know whereto apportion the blame, Programmers are
given very definite guidelines as lo how their software should
work, and sometimes these guidelines are ignored.
Something as simple as (hanging the make of floppy drive used in the A 12(111 caused a great many games to have problems, because the coders had ignored the advice. Fortunately, there are usually ways around this and I would suggest that you try running the excellent PI) program Half h half, which is also cm the AF66B ('.overdisk. Xot having a ''new" A1200. We ran I test this here, but it may work.
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There is not one PD house here in Brazil but sadly, on the other hand, there are many piracy houses selling Amiga games, utilities and demos. The people who are interested in this project should send us a copy of his her game, utility or demo to: The Factory PD Rua Sagrado Coracao De Maria,
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Claudio S.M. Brazil Well, I really have no idea how many people read this magazine in Brazil, hut we do get some mail from that direction, so I hope you get a good response.
know what you mean about the PI) and Gamebusters sections. My problem is that I think all the other sections should be much bigger tool Cz The roleplaying A fantastic 16-page pull out and keep encounter special.
Eight pages of maps detail this meeting place that’s designed to be used in the past, present and future. _, OVERSEAS BLUES The launching of thi* InterContinental Ballistic Missive was prompted by a situation which plagues the mail-order industry. An example follows, along with a solution: Like most of your regular readers, I thoroughly enjoyed the AMOS Professional Coverdisk of last January. So much so, in fact that I decided to order the User's Guide as well. Then came the bad news. Even though the Guide was advertised in the most recently available issue of AMIGA Format you’d run out by
the time my order came in. I've since written to Europress directly, so that It may all work out anyway, but another problem still exists.
When issuing International Money Orders, my bank charges $ 12.00 to convert US$ into British Pounds or vice versa. To give you some perspective, $ 12.00 is two hours wages for me. Now let's work it through: An overseas reader sees an ad in the latest issue of your magazine. The cost is £17.99. If this item were on the shelves of his local shop, it would work out at $ 28.97, but it's not so he has to send overseas for it The advertiser wants £4.00 for overseas postage, so the total Is now £21.99 or $ 35.40. The bank adds $ 12.00 to exchange currencies, so our hero lays out $ 47.40 for his £21.99 Int.
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DICE 3.01 AMS501 The Serial Killers £9.99 Clock Cartridge AMFCLO ~ 3?7ffi£i;.99 The Serial Killers AF Price AMFSK £29.99 Save over £30 when you buy this complete C programming language from Amiga format. The Recommended Retail Price is £129.99. This full package comes on five disks, with a 450-page manual. New features include: a revision control system: link libraries for
1. 3. 2 and 3; extra link libraries: higher maths functions, such
as FPU: support for bitfields, pragmas, etc. If you are Into
programming, buy it now!
Nothing can beat the thrill of playing the best Amiga games head-to-head with another human player using a serial link cable.
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The Serial Killers kit includes WW1 flight sim Knights Of The Sky.
Driving games Stunt Car Racer and Lotus 2 plus a three-metre serial link cable - everything you need to get hooked up and running.
DICE 3.01 £94.95 Turbotech Clock Cartridge Your Amiga will always know what day it is with this handy device which sets the correct time and date. The Turbotech Clock Cartridge simply fits into the disk drive port (or on the back of your second drive). Comes complete with software.
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Get the most out of your Amiga 4th edition Personal Paint 6.3 and Personal Fonts Maker 2 Description Ppaint 6.3 & Pfonts Maker 2 Order code AFPP AF Price £49.95 Take advantage of our very special Afmail order offer and get the truly excellent Personal Paint, plus the bitmap font editor. Personal Fonts Maher.
Personal Paint is a paint, image processing and animation program, and is an Ideal graphics package for programmers and the more serious Amiga user.
Personal Fonts Maker offers support for standard mono and colour fonts, as well as outline fonts and AGA screen-modes. The program uses the same graphics engine as Personal Paint and enables you to create bitmapped fonts of your own, which you can colour and use for posters, business stationery, album covers and so on. PFM is easy to use, has lots of features and gives results that are really impressive. Now you can get both these great programs for a bargain price of £49.95. Music-X 2 Amiga Format Binder Description One binder Two binders
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I (85%, AF60), Is one of the H most ground-breaking II releases since the original ¦ Music-X made such a huge * 8! SK i; 1 :;HT: jj 1 impact back in 1989.
1 Music-X 2 is a full MIDI sequencing package for [ controlling synthesizers, drum machines and any other MIDI SAVE £100 equipment, or you can use it with internal Amiga samples. The leading sequencer for the Amiga.
Description Music-X 2 EVEN LOWER PRICE Order code AMFMX2 AF Price If your magazines live In large piles on the floor and you can never find the one you want, then keep your Amiga Format collection neat and tidy with these practical, yet stylish black-and-silver AF binders.
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is--1- Binders AF108 AF Price £5.99 AF109 AF Price £9.99 Mouse 'n' Mat At last! A quality replacement mouse at a bargain price, complete with mouse mat. The 260dpi resolution mouse is 100 per cent Amiga- (and Atari ST-) compatible and both buttons are fully micro-switched for maximum reliability and performance. The tastefully-coloured neoprene mouse mat, essential for keeping your mouse free of dust and dirt, is 5mm thick and has a non-slip backing surface.
Another Amiga Format Gold, after using Digita Organiser you’ll wonder how you ever kept your appointments in order.
Easy to use, but packed with features, this is truly the King of electronic Filofaxes.
Truly indispensable for all scatter-brains.
Description Order code Mouse ’n’ Mat Description Order code Digita Organiser v.l AF Price £12.99 AFMM AFDO AF Price £34.99 Helm Aladdin F A true multimedia authoring system. Helm earned 91% in AF53. Create image editors, databases, information managers, or educational courseware. Helm Is an authoring system and a graphics program, combining paint and image processing tools with a scripting anguage. A hypermedia database manager and user interface objects.
This Disney-inspired platform adventure not only looks great, but it also plays brilliantly and earned a glowing Format Gold award in AF66. And now Aladdin can be yours tor £10 off the RRP. AF games editor Stephen Bradley was so enchanted by Aladdin's spell that he wrote: "It's just like being a real baggy-trousered sword-wielding little man in a cartoon in Khartoum. Or somewhere".
• A1200 only Description Black code Aladdin Helm AFAL AF Price
£16.99 AF Price £99.95 AMF503 Communicator III If you have a
CD32 and an Amiga with Communicator, you can use your CD32 as a
CD-ROM - and it brings many new features, including AGA Viewer
(view CD pictures and animations in 16.7 million colours),
Virtual CD (select which menu the CD boots with) and more.
Comes with software and leads to connect to the serial port.
AF Price £69.99 Description A600 A500+ 1Mb RAM Upgrades | A600 code AF6H1M AF Price £29.99 A500+ code AF5P1M AF Price £29.99 A500+ and A600 1Mb RAM Upgrades If you have less than 2Mb RAM, you are at a serious disadvantage, so why not take the opportunity to upgrade at this low price. These boards for the A500+ and A600 plug into the Amiga's trapdoor connector. Built to the highest standards, they are fully guaranteed for a year.
Gloom AF Price £15.99 Magnum Top of the A1200 chart for a long time and given a well-deserved Format Gold, Gloom is an excellent, atmospheric and darned frightening shoot-'em-up. There’s levels, maps, mates and secret rooms aplenty, and to spice things up you get to blast your way through ghoulies, devils, general nasties, weapons, blood and gore. This is the Doom-clone the Amiga has been waiting for. You don’t want to miss this one.
Get it today!
This A1200 expansion card allows you to upgrade your machine to meet the pressing demands of modern software. The bare board will accept standard 72-pin SIMMs (up to 8Mb), which will double the general speed of your Amiga and can also accept a PLCC FPU unit, to speed up maths operations. The unit has been designed to accept 4Mb of memory and still allows PCMCIA devices to be attached to your machine. Battery-backed clock included.
Description Magnum RAM 8 AFS MR 0MB RAM AF Price £55.99 AFS MR 2MB RAM AF Price £115 AFS MR 4MB RAM AF Price £169 Fears ' Fears should be a compulsory purchase on every gamer’s list," said our reviewer In AF76.
In a head-to-head fight between Gloom and Fears they would either kill each other, or would have to settle for an honourable draw. Both these games push the standard A1200 to its limits. Fears manages real-time, full-screen texture mapping, optional dithering of the textures, re-sizing of the windows, use of the CD32 controller, and that all- An Amiga Format Gold with 92% in issue 71, Super Skidmarks 2 was described as "the best driving game In its class ever seen on the Amiga". This is a racing game that’s all about control, skill, timing, confidence, aggression, instinct and ability.
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Super Skidmarks 2 AF SS fJJJlffl £15.99 £15.99 Mini Office American Revolt Missions If you thought the original Syndicate (91%. AF49) was tough, the American Revolt Missions Disk will test your skills to the absolute limit in a series of 21 fiendishly difficult missions.
You can’t buy this exclusive disk in the shops or from any other magazine, but you need a copy of the original four-disk game to use the Missions Disk.
£12.99 Mini Office CB95 AF Price | A collection of database, spreadsheet, graphics and word processor programs from Europress that you shouldn’t be without.
It can be especially useful if you are planning on setting up, or already have a small business.
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Software Established 1990 Expressions "Introducing some of the best public domain & shareware software. These are high-quality freely distributable disks at a fraction of commercial prices.
G321.. G322.. G339.. G372.. G414.. G420.. G440.. G441.. G442.. G445.. G506.. G507.. G510.. '' All disks are compatible for A500 A500+ A600 A1200, except (N which indicates not compatible for 1 * EDUCATIONAL (N.B. This includes some games) E033... Education ) .....Leotn German El 80... GCSE Maths .Syllabus taught disk El 85... Astrology ...Calculates positions of planets El 93... Astronomy ..A total concept disk E234... Colour The Alphabet ..Educational spelling gome E271... The Highway
Code ..All you need to know E023... Electronic Train Set (1 meg) ......Construct own train set E079... Treasure Hunt ..Great kids game E088... Pair Crazy ....Good puzzle game for kids E271... Dinosaurs ....Quiz on Dinosaurs E298... Stales of Europe ....Information on this continent. Good E299... Communicate ..leorn how to use sign language E311... The Internet ......A guide to the Internet E312... learn French (not 1.3) .French verb tester E315... learn 8
Play 3 (not 1.3) ...Education & Gomes E331... Jigsaw (2 disks) .Match the pieces in to o jigsaw E339... Dunks DTP ...Desktop publishing for Kids E350... Barney the beor (2 disks) Leorn & meet animols E385... What's its Name (N) ..Educational for kids E410... Birthday History Give detoils of events on your birthday. Good E411... Word Ploy .lots of puzzle gomes E413... Moorse Code Tutor (not 1.3) ......Guide to Moorse code E086... Wraithed I .Pub quiz style gome E035...
Education 3 Weather ond climate BUSINESS SOFTWARE B089... Journal .....Accounts Program B136... Amibase Prof .Excellent DataBase B140... Text Engine .....Excellent Word Processor B153... File-o-fax .As it sounds
B) 54... QED ..Beginners Word Processor
B175... Text plus VERSION 4 ..Excellent Word
Processor B134... AMIGAsh ...Easy-to-use
accounts program B137... 600 Business
letters ....All ready to print B240... Little
Office ....Word Processor, Database 8 Spreadsheet
B323... Onform .Invoice maker
B330... Easycolc ..Excellent
Spreodsheet B400... Phone locator ...Dialing
codes for Britain CREATIVE + GRAPHICS Cl 30... label
Designer .....Various label printers Cl 97...
Clipart Stars Logos Explosions etc Cl
98... Clipart .Valentines and Weddings
Cl 19... Clipart ..Christmas and New
Year C206... ABC Adventure Creator (N) Creole your own
adventure gomes C231... Audio Animation
Studio ...Create Cartoons C236... Word
Power .Solve crosswords 8 anagrams C256...
Print Studio ...Multi purpose printer utility
eller C258... Garden Designer Create your own garden,
excellent graphics C263... League
Database Easy-to-use football editor C389...
Turbocat Pro (not 1.3) .....Excellent catalogue
organiser C331... Signature Creator Customise
your signature MISCELLANEOUS UTILITIES M335... Error
Information ...Explains computer crashes M340...
Bar Tender (not 1.3) .Drinks and cocktail recipes
M204... Race Rater .....Cheek out form of
horses M213 .. 500 Plus Emulator ....Upgrade
for A500 M241... Winemaker .....Database tor
wine loverc M244... Lockpic
V2.0 ......Uncover copy facilities M259...
Easy Spell ..Spell checker helper M414
.. Joke Disk ...Thousands of jokes
M210... Pools Tools ...For football
pools M299... Tee to Green Excellent
golf-scorer M310... Personality Analysis ...Type in
answers to assess yourself M311... Cop the lot
Pro ...Updated lottery helper M332... Virus
Checker V6.5 ....New updated killer M333...
Disk Repair Kit ..Salvages damaged disks
DEMOS + RAVE D075... Girls of Sport .Pretty
shots of talented girls D166... Star Trek
Animations ......Animations of USS Enterprise D177...
Star Trek Animations Agotron No.17. More like above. Good
D287... Calendar
Girls Slideshow D3I2... Rave
Vision ......Rave music 8 Graphics D3I4...
Nine Fingers (2 disks) ......Good. Sequel to State of
Art D3I6... Jupiter Impact .Real pictures of
planet's collision M084 .. Pink
Floyd .....The Wall remix ADVENTURE
GAMES AdOOS.. All New Star Trek (2 drives, 2 disks). USS
Enterprise classic. Best one Ad007.. American Slat Trek (2
drives, 2 disks) (N) Graphic adventure Ad523.. Boomin Eck (not
1.3) Professional looking platform game AdOl 9.. Dungeon
Delver (2 disks) ......Difficult adventure quest Ad065..
Pixie Kingdom (2 disks) ...Tricky adventure game. Good
Ad070.. Rings of Zon ..Text and graphic
adventure Ad222.. Neighbours Adventure (2 disks) 8ring Paul
Robinson to court Ad245.. Iron Clods (2
disks) ...Graphic adventure Ad326.. Wibble
World Giddy .Really good platform game Ad421..
Glassback II ....Very good platform game
AdSOO.. The Devils Abode ...3D Horror
Adventure ARCADE + PLATFORM A010...
Breakout Classic bat 8 ball game
A011... Blizzard ..Horizontal shoot ’em up. High
quality A252... Leaping lorry ....Jump up the
escalators A514... Helicopter (not
1.3) Shoot 'em up A050... Master of
the Town (N) Destroy town with mouse A512...
Transplant .....Asteroids game A165...
Super Skoda ...Car racing game A520...
The X Moss Project .Simplistic shoot ’em up
A529... Egg Scramble One of the best platform games, limited
levels A207... Flogcatcher ..find the flags.
Very addictive A209... Games Galore Ten
(N) .14 excellent games A214... Parachute
Joust ..Fight for parachute on descent. V. good A221...
Revenge of Mutant Camels ...Good. Similar to Centipede
A524... Assassins 245 ...Packman + 3D
A525... Assassins 246 ....Lactose, Ooze and
Cruel A526... Assassins 247 Chino Challenge 2, Moose Drive ond
Antimatter A527... Assassins 248 (not 1.3) .....Air
Eight F-Ball and Mottix A531... Assassins 249
Trooper, Cunundrum and Revolver A243...
Tetren ....Excellent Tetris clone
A247... Quiz Master ...Quiz which includes
Editor A255... Amos Gomes .5 games including
Glossbock A327... Tetris Pro .Tetris gome with
exceptional variants A333... Icerunner (N) Recom. Brilliant
platform game. 10 out of 10 A338... Project Bun
Bat ..Excellent Asteroid type game A340... Depth
Charge ..Submarine game A341... Earth
Invader The best Space Invader game A433...
Harry Haddock .Really good platform adventure
A434... Amiga Boy ....Console games on Amiga!
A443... Nimble! ...New. Addictive graphical platformer A502... Cvberman ...3D Pacman gome. Excellent A503... Cnaneques (2 disks) .Like Lemmings. Good A504... Rebellion .Asteroids shoot 'em up STRATEGY + WAR GAMES Sim013. Bullrun (N) ......American civil war gome Sim513. Bridge ...The card gome Siml 02. Simulation I (1 meg) Recommended. 5 gomes including Metro Siml 09. Wheel of Fortune (N) .TV Quiz, computerised Siml 24. Napoleonic
Warfare .High quality simulation Sim528. Battleships .....Classic game, computerised Sim 143. Card Shop .....Well presented cord games Sim217. Act of War Excellent strategy games Sim218. Roulette .Casino Classic Sim220. Sub Attack (N) ....Also landmine + bomber Sim224. Strategic Games 3 excellent games Sim4IO. Island Excellent boord gome. Build hotels 8 money Sim414. Diplomacy (N) ......Classic, similar to Risk Sim415.
War (N) ..Top quality 8bit strategy Siml 58 Total War (N) ....Risk type game Sim428. The Shepherd .....Populous done Sim444. Ultimoted Quiz ....Pub quiz clone Sim505. Scrabble ......Board game, computerised SPORT Spl70.. Amos Cricket (N) Owzal!
Sp208.. Grand Prix Simulator (N) .Excellent Sp256.. Slomball .....Management game of US football-type sport Sp263. Soccer Cords ..Simplistic league-based game Sp299.. Top of the League ...Addictive football monogemenl game Sp307.. 18th Hole (2 disks) ..Excellent golfing game Sp325.. Mister Men Olympics (2 disks) Excellent game for disks as reviewed in AMIGA Computing Sp337.. Super league Manager 2 Updated soccer monogemenl gome Sp372.. Road To Hell ...Well
produced racing game Sp373. Wrestling (2 disks, WB2.0 upwards) ....Good fun graphics Sp376.. Unsensible Soccer .....Good football game Sp429.. A Day ot the Races Simple horse racing game SpS30.. Sport Challenge Hype Olympics, lots of events Sp532.. Friday Night Pool ...Pool playing simulation A1200 A4000 ONLY Sleepless Nights ...Compilation of A1200 utilities lottery Winner AGA .....Helps you to win!
AGA Killers. Updated virus killer Graphic WorkBench (2 disks) .Hard drive to install Videotracker 2 .AGA demo creator Foirlight ...29 meg of graphics on one disk State Of Art .Fomous, quality demo Roving Mad Me ...High quality music video lethoIExit Stunning demo Technotrack II ...Move rave music Tina Small. ..Slideshow of model AGA Mansell ..Nigel Mansell slides Minomist
Rave .Great dance demo Phoebe Cates ..High resolution slideshow A Beginners Guide learn all about WorkBench 3.0 Speak 8 Spell... Good for learning youngsters AGA Klondike (3 disks) ......Excellent patience card game Giger Tetris Tetris clone AGA Megoball .....Brilliant breakout gome Mad Fighter. ..... 2 player Street Fighter game Motorola Invaders (2 disks) ......Brilliant Space Invaders Pssst AGA Arcade AGA game Missile Over Zenon (2
disks) .3D missile command To the Death .Street Fighter clone Excellent Card Games III ..Restricted AGA version AGA Donkey Kong Re-hash of original. Good Battle Duel .....Multiplayer artillery gome Samurai Showdown ....Street Fighter clone Raketz V2.25 Multiplayer thrust shoot 'em up ! Blank disks 1 10 for £3.99 Mouse Mats I POSTAGE UK orders : 75p Europe : £1.50 World : £3.00 PRICES PD...95p per disk 90p each for 15 to 24 85p each for 25 or more 75p each for 50 or more FREE
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9. 30am-5pm Mon to Fri) Get the most out of your Amiga 4th
edition New, for beginners and experts alike, this book will
make sure that you literally "Get the most" out of your Amiga,
whatever you want to do with it.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR AMIGA Section A gives you the low-down on how your Amiga works, including all the hardware and software. There's even a glossary covering all the terms that you're likely to come across.
WHAT YOUR AMIGA CAN DO Section B helps you to explore in-depth the myriad of possible uses for your Amiga: DTP, Comms, programming, Amiga games, music, graphics and multimedia. Again, there's a full glossary at the end of the section to ensure that you are familiar with all the technical terms.
FREE DISK Includes carefully selected Public Domain and shareware programs to make your Amiga faster and easier to use.
AMIGA FORMAT SUBSCRIBERS SAVE £3 As an Amiga Format subscriber you'll save £3 when you take advantage of this offer and buy this book for only £14.99. Order code Reader Price FLB522X £17.99 Subscriber Price £14.99 How to find your way around the Internet, CIX, CompuServe and other major networks.
Bulletin Board Systems: what are they, who runs them, what do they do?
You've got an Amiga and a modem - now make them talk to each other.
Namum This new book tells you everything you'll need to ihlms s know about CD-ROM, how it
• I works, and industry plans to ¦ exploit its full potential.
HH| PLUS TWO CD ROMS' a Included in the book are two CD-ROMs packed with Bf. hundreds of megabytes of f A'* , useful utilities.
Order Cods This guide was written with the full support Word worth COMPANION of Digita International.
It contains in-depth explanations of every aspect of the software and includes a bonus disk packed with fonts and clip art.
PtthMJsTV met, Modems, The Whole Explore the full potential of AMOS with easy-to- understand descriptions, diagrams and dozens of example AMOS routines.
Produce your own Amiga games with a smattering of BASIC knowledge.
AMOS - and this book!
The Amiga is the world's premier low-cost graphics workstation and is capable of highly professional results. All it takes is the know-how... and all the know-how is right here!
Arexx: Your Amiga's Built-in Turbocharger This book contains everything that you need to know to get the most out of Arexx: "Your Amiga's built-in Turbocharger".
Amiga Desktop Video r It includes help for beginners and authoritative reference material for experienced users.
Price Order Code Price Order Code td Corish's Amiga Games Guide is the latest hints and tips book from the world-famous Corish Games Guide series. This new edition has more than 400 pages packed with lifesaving tips, cheats and solutions.
With this combination of hints, tips and a complete walkthrough solution, no-one who plays this excellent graphics adventure need ever feel lost again! Printed in full colour throughout.
A comprehensive PD directory.
Within its pages you'll find over 700 applications, utilities and programs for your Amiga. Order your copy at this special price of £4.95 and SAVE £10 All prices include postage and packing. Turn to page 137 for order form. Mm am a, 0m mm mm rrr bm am am Call our Order hotline on 01225 822511 O' O u_ QC U4 Q & O a 1 3 a 2 I «r c o I ¦o I c
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- or discover one of our special editions.
More great issues Digita Organiser AF78_December 1995 Coverdisks: Six of the best modelling tools from the Snap Maps collection of essential 3D textures. Two to four player mayhem in Blitz Bombers demo.
AF77_November 1995 Coverdisks: The complete package of Real 3D Classic giving you everything you need to create your own 3D world.
Plus, a demo version of Tiny Troopers.
AF76_October 1995 Coverdisks: Demos of the excellent file manager, InfoNEXUS 2, plus, packaged with InfoNEXUS, is Optonica's new multimedia database, DataNEXUS.
TimeKeepers is the game.
AF75 September 1995 Coverdisks: The Maxon Magic Workbench enhancement system, exclusive Odyssey training level.
AF74_August 1995 Coverdisks: Convert pictures between formats with Transition and become a footie manager in Player Manager 2.
AF73_July 1995 Coverdisks: Use the complete version of sampler Technosound Turbo 2 to edit and create sound effects. Plus, play around with a five-hole demo of Sensible Golf.
Coverdisks: Add JPEG support to your software with Pegger and create a book with Magic Storybook. Plus Virocop demo and 10 years of the Amiga feature.
AF71_May 1995 Coverdisks: Make music with the full version of Bars&Pipes Professional and thrill to our Death Mask and Alien Breed 3D alien-blasting demos.
AF70_April 1995 Coverdisks: Wordworth AFC, an exclusive version of the outstanding Wordworth word processor, plus King Pin and Bubble 'n' Squeak game demos.
AMIGA] FORMAT m m ¦ ¦ i» u« r r ml ma starts here (B This is the key to sorting your life out. Absolutely invaluable electronic filofax for remembering those vital dates and much more.
Worms We are talking about worms of the Team 17 kind... small, cute and very dangerous. By the time you have finished this demo, you'll want more, as indeed we did.
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AMIGA FORMAT Annual 1995 Everything you need to know to get
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New game reviewed ® ¦ ftrtikaattoRwi" g ¦ Now to plat CO Vtfeot' ¦ Half pnee CD” yaatdl No. 8 Amiga Format Annual 1994 Expert analysis of what 1994 had in store for Commodore and the Amiga.
’ * 1 HUi No. 7 Games Special The essential Amiga games guide.
Packed with features and interviews.
AMIGA CD” ISSUE 1 This magazine was written by various Amiga games experts and carries comprehensive reviews of the very best available on CD. The mag has a Coverdisc packed with game demos, plus in-depth features on FMV and the SX-1 and many other aspects of the CD32. Essential!
THE AMIGA FORMAT ANNUAL 1995 The ultimate buyers' guide to the current state-of-the-art in Amiga programs and add-ons
- every essential piece of hardware and software is reviewed,
rated and explained by Amiga Format's team of experts.
No. 6 Good Hardware Guide Expert advice on more than 200 hardware add-ons, from drives to digitisers.
Call our Order hotline on 01225 822511 Subscrip tion Bizarrely, because of our obvious reticence to self promotion, we often neglect to pay any attention to the best value offering in the entire magazine. For the astoundingly low price of £48.75, you can receive the entire Amiga experience delivered to your door. Amazingly, instead of costing you more, this is a saving of 43-and-a-bit pennies per issue. And that's not counting the saving on not having to travel to the shops. Neither does it take into account the extra disk full of Public Domain, shareware and readers' contributions which
accompanies every single issue, or even the special newsletter packed with inside information and special offers for our loyal subscribers.
SUBSCRIPTIONS JANUARY 1996 Go on, you know you want to... AF 12-ISSUE UK SUBSCRIPTION: £48.75. ORDER FORM: RAGE 135. OFFER CLOSES 04.02.96 It's the ultimate Workbench utilities disk with ten essential programs to let you do anything you want to!
In Breathless, it's a fight to the death.
You need to know what you're doing.
So pay attention and listen up.
Breathless Probably the best- looking, best-playing game ever on a coverdisk.
When we first saw the demo disk of Breathless we knew it was special.
So special that we pushed hard to get it on to this month's Coverdisk. We're the first with the review and the first with the demo. I guess you could call that a scoop and an exclusive.
In the process, we've had to sacrifice any A500 600 offering. So severe apologies if you own one of those machines; if you’re even 011 the verge of upgrading to a new A1200, check out Breathless in the shop. It'll be worth it.
Anyway, the disk is self-booting. Wail a couple of minutes and the game will load in.
Once loaded, yon must try and find the exit on the level.
On the path toward the exit, you'll come across silver androids, a nasty gold android, a computer terminal, credits, health kits, shields, a coloured key and energy items.
Kill the androids, jack into die computer and collect the rest. Simple as that.
Difficult as that... In order lo use the computer terminal, press the space bar and then use the up and down cursor keys in conjunction with the return key to make a selection. Handy hint Nol: Buy the simple shot from the weapons accessories menu, it gives you double the lire power and makes progress easier.
If you've got fast RAM, bump up the detail or the window size. You can actually view Breathless in its full screen. 1x1 pixel glory on a standard, unexpanded 1200. Just don't expect it to run well.
Hopefully, it’ll encourage you to think about acquiring an accelerator. The full game has been optimised specifically to make use of accelerators.
If you do own an accelerator. 117 the following trick. Play the demo at a small-ish screen size and 2x2 resolution for a good ten minutes or so.
Then switch everything up to the best detail. The difference to the feel of the play is profound.
Good luck and we hope that you enjoy the demo half as much as we enjoyed playing it.
The most breathtaking playable demo we've ever had on a Format Coverdisk. Join Steve McGill as he catches his breath while explaining how to play Breathless.
DEAD AGAIN DEAD AGAIN, JIGGETY JIG The main secret to surviving this level is copious and skillful use of the sidestep. Before you can learn to sidestep, though, it's best to learn the rest of the control keys. Unlike the full game where you can customise the keys to your own desire, the keys are fixed. They are: to this demo) Numeric Keypad 7 - Look up an increment at a time.
Numeric Keypad 4 - Reset the Look Numeric Keypad 1 - Look down an increment at a time Numeric Minus Key - Decrease Window Dimensions Numeric Ptus Key - Decrease Window Dimensions '(' Key on numeric pad - 1x1 Pixel Resolution ")' Key on numeric pad - 2x1 Pixel Resolution T Key on numeric pad - 1x2 Pixel Resolution Key on numeric pad - 2x2 Pixel Resolution Space Bar - Open doors, jack into computer TAB - Access Map Screen Cunor up - Move forwards Cursor Down - Move Back Right Cunor - Rotate Right Left Cursor - Rotate Left Ctrl Key - Speed up movements Shift + Right Cursor Kay - Move Right Smft ?
Left Cursor Key - Move Left Left Right Alt-Fire W-BB - Weapons Selection (Not Relevant ABOVE: The map will help you out by minimising the covering of old ground.
Access It using the TAB key.
RIGHT! Unfortunately, the map doesn't scroll. So you'll still have to use your memory. Hard, but fair.
Check out the lava. The Coverdisk version Walk over the health power-ups and scour of the game has a big pool's worth. The floor to make sure you don't miss any.
BACKING UP YOUR COVERDISK Copying your Coverdisk is really vary simple. Just follow the stages below... 1 Bootup with your Workbench disk and find the Shell icon, in your system drawer.
Double-click on this to go into the Shell.
0 (HZ ¦ell Front trxMnl 31 M rcrari -snrmi ol Hsrktsacli_ _ I!8b!?|! Sisiicos frm dll: to dfI: 2 Type in the following line (with a rero, not the letter O), taking care to put the spaces in the correct places: DISKCOPY FROM DFO: TO DFO: oi asrsswcs_ i mi ¦. -: 3 When asked for the Source disk, insert your write-protected Coverdisk and press Return. All of the info on this disk will then be copied from the disk into memory.
4 Once your Amiga has read the info, it will ask for the Destination disk. Insert it and press Return. All information on this disk will be destroyed.
KVWSti*" 5 On an unexpanded machine, the Amiga may ask for the source disk again, because it copies in chunks. Finally, type endtli to close down the Shell.
We take every care to test the Coverdisk software, but Future Publishing cannot accept any responsibility for any damage occurring during its use. If your disk is faulty, send it back, including an SAE, for a free replacement to: Amiga Format (insert name of disk) Disk, DisCopy Labs Ltd. PO Box 21.
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MU tttt),r|Os_ __ Itwfrti RTT It might sound like a mouthful, but this month's Coverdisk has more to offer than just a big title. After much badgering by readers, we have compiled a disk that includes the very best utilities for your Amiga.
David Taylor introduces the throng.
I. BMW Ordering is an easy-to-use file manager that will bring
order to where there was once only chaos.
This month's disk has been compiled with Workbench 2 and above users in mind, but so that we don't leave out 1.3 users completely, some of the utilities work with those machines. To use the utilities, you need to unpack the disk, which is done automatically by booting the Coverdisk.
If you have Workbench 2 or better, you can install to floppy disks or hard disk directly.
Workbench 1.3 users will have one disk installed directly to floppy. You must have some blank, formatted disks ready to unpack on to - WB 1.4 users need one disk and other users need three.
The whole process is automatic. Here's a list of the programs on the disk... FAIR SHARE A number of the programs on this month's Coverdisk are some form of shareware. If you find the program of use. Then you must register it. In some cases, this might only require you to drop the author a line.
Remember that supporting the authors encourages them to develop further programs for the Amiga and without these authors our favourite computer might not have survived recent events.
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Ordering Amazingly, it seems that most users, even those with hard drives, still don't have a file manager.
These programs allow you to access and manipulate files in a much more accessible and flexible way than through Workbench. Ordering is one such program that stands out because it has a separate, easy-to-use preference program, allowing you to configure it to your needs. What are the advantages of using a file manager?
Well, imagine you are browsing through a directory when you come across a picture. You want to see it. Which on Workbench would mean loading a viewer. Here, you can just double-click on the file. If you then want to copy it, move it or delete it, you can do it in seconds, whereas it might take a bit of annoying "dragging and dropping” on Workbench. There are full docs, but you should find it very easy to use.
SuperDuper 3.13 Copying disks is not exacdy a bundle of laughs using the diskcopy command, nor is it exactly speedy. Here's where SuperDuper comes in handy. It's about the fastest disk copier around and includes a fabulously simple interface.
All you have to do is load the program and tell it which disks you want to copy. You can also tell it how much buffering should be done, which is useful for those with lots or little memory. One of the best things is dtat you can have multiple destinations, so you can copy a disk from one drive, to two, three or more drives at the same time!
DiskSalv 2 There are some rather unfortunate times when you either delete files you didn't mean to, or format a disk you shouldn't have. Well, all might not be as lost as you thought. If you quick-formatted a disk, DiskSalv can recover it for you. Delete a file? DiskSalv can gel it back.
Ah, but what about disks with errors on them?
(Kin Far ha tilrtntn: 6 h-fll I Mr: 6 hue I Virus Checker is the essential program that can protect you from the dreaded viruses.
DiskSalv can repair damaged volumes, recover deleted files and bring about world peace. Well... Again, DiskSalv might be able to recover some of the data for you.
Despite its amazing power, DiskSalv is very' easy to use. The documents in the docs drawer explain it fully and, although the program is intuitive, should be read first. It has just been used to save my own hard drive, which was suffering from read writes, amongst other errors. But now it's OK. Hoorah!
Virus Checker
7. 18 It couldn't happen to me. Where would I get a virus from?
Oh, we’ve heard them all, but believe us, viruses do exist and
can be lethal.
Virus Checker is one of the best ways to stop a virus ever making it on to you system.
You need to install the program (as you may have to do with some of the others on this disk), but once set up correctly on your Amiga, it will sit in the background and scan any inserted disk for viruses.
The only time you will know of its existence will be if it detects a suspicious file or block, when it will alert you and ask whether you want to kill the offending items. Use with care.
TiffView 1.17 There are now so many different formats used for images that most picture viewers would be pressed to display them. Tif View can show more than just the eponymous I IFFs.
The program offers a great deal of flexibility over files and uses datatypes for some files, which is why you'll find the TIFF datatype from the same author on this disk. (The datatype needs installing to your system to be accessed by programs that use datatypes.) You can alter screenmodes and, better still, save out images as different formats.
Still not convinced? Well, there are tons more options too, like the ability to apply a gamma filter to an image, which allows you to brighten up any dark images you have, or darken light ones.
This is an unmissable program.
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Laeam nct« q*, la, i Arq The Ultimate Workbench Utilities Disk Despite all the refinements made to Workbench over the years, we still seem to be stuck with very dull requesters. Shoved in the top left-hand comer of your screen, they can be quite intimidating. Arq solves this by changing your requesters to animated ones, which can transform your Workbench.
To use it, you need to run it, which is best done from your user-startup sequence, which can be found in S:. Copy the program to your C: directory and then add the "run arq" line to your user-startup.
If that all sounds a little complex, don't womr, it's all explained in the docs.
This is the latest version, which allows you to attach samples to requesters, and includes a simple sample player.
Play lAod Sound modules abound 011 the Amiga, but how about a simple module player that allows you to load a module and skip through chunks, stop, pause and quit all through an interface.
PlayMod offers all these features and vet remains small enough to he popped 011 to many ol vottr disks.
AssignZ The Amiga often makes use of pseudo volumes, which means that a disk is assigned to a directory. Then, when the Amiga wants a files from a specific disk, instead of requesting the disk, it simply looks in the relevant directory. This works line in theory, but runs into problems when you don't have the assigns set up. Maybe because you weren't aware they were needed. Assign , takes away the hassle of entering a Shell and finding the correct assign.
Every time a volume is required, Assign pops up and allows you to assign it through an interface. So. If you are asked for information that you know is already on your drive, you can point your .Amiga in the right direction easily and painlessly.
A1200 FAQ To round the selection off, we included a set of Frequently .Asked Questions about the A1200.
This document takes each of the most popular questions and answers them in plain English. So if you've got a problem, the answer could well be here. O CAN'T GET YOUR DISK SOFTWARE WORKING?
CALL (MON-FRI 2PM-6.30PM) 0191 584 0682 VERDISKS Your Coverdisk should be working fine, but if it's not, these hints, tips and corrections should sort out the problem quickly and easily.
BARS2&PIPES (AF71) Many readers have had memory problems when Irving lo run Bars&Pipes, or access the Bars&Pipes tool AmigaPhone.
To increase the memory, disable Workbench utilities that are running in the background, disable external disk drives and use Workbench Preferences to change screen mode to the lowest resolution and least colours possible. Bars&Pipes should now load. Once running, use B&Ps Preferences menus to switch on all the memory savers.
When you try to load the song Brandenburg Demo, the Amiga asks you to insert Volume Internal Sounds Kit 1.
It's an instruments disk not included on the Coverdisk.
Instead, make a copy of your AF7IA Coverdisk, rename it Internal Sounds Kit 1 and put it in the drive. Brandenburg will find some of the sounds that it needs in the instruments drawer on this disk, but not all.
Instruments whose sounds can’t be loaded, can be fixed by clicking on the AmigaPhone icon at the end of their pipe and choosing a sample from the AF71A instruments drawer.
A set of manuals is now available to compliment the Ban & Pipes Coverdisk. For further information please contact Emerald Creative Technology (0181 715 8866), SENSIBLE GOLF (AF73) If you are using a 1 Mb machine and have an external disk drive, you will have found that the intro and tide load fine, but the game itself fails.
Switch off and disconnect the external drive which is taking up memory that Sensible GolJneeds. When playing, if it seems that you have control of the game and can do everything except actually strike the ball, your joystick is in the wrong port.
TECHNOSOUND TURBO 2 (AF73) To use the fun-time effects, as well as some other Technosound functions, it is necessary to have an external sampling cartridge connected. If you do have a sampler, but find that it doesn't work properly with the software, try gradually reducing the program’s sample rate setting.
INFONEXUS DATANEXUS (AF76) Apologies to readers who are still using Kickstart 1.2 since the programs will not work with your machine.
Opionica are running a special offer on the full version of the software exclusively for AF readers. To find out more, contact them on 01455 558282.
REAL 3D (AF77) If you find that the program will load fine from floppy but fails to load from your hard drive it is possible that the MaxTransferRate of your hard disk is set too high. To remedy this you will have to refer to the documentation that came with your particular hard drive. 'Tj TRANSITION (AF74) If Transition's main screen flickers, it doesn’t mean that your Coverdisk is faulty. The programmers have chosen to use a high resolution screen for Transition's interface. Owners of a suitable multiscan or VGA monitor can configure Preferences so that the flicker is eliminated.
IF YOUR DISK IS FAULTY... Please remember that the technical helpline above is purely for difficulties you have getting the programs to work propvrh.
II your disk is physicalb damaged, bent, broken with a loose or missing shutter, it should be relumed lo Discopy I .alts for a replacement at the following address: AF DISK NUMBER XX DISCOPY LABS, PO BOX 21, DAVENTRY NN11 SRT This includes am system messages von mav get saving: "Read write error". Disk invalidated and "Checksum Error".
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into a A1200.
SX-32 MODULE ...£199.95 CHIPS & SPARES 256 x 32 SIMM 72-PIN (1MB) . . . £40 512 X 32 SIMM 72-PIN (2MB) . . . £75 1 X 32 SIMM (4MB) £125.95 2 X 32 SIMM (8MB) £235.95 4 X 32 SIMM (16MB)......£499.95 1 X 8 SIMM 32-PIN (1MB) ......£30 4 X 8 SIMM 32-PIN (4MB) .....£139 1 X 4 STATIC COLUMN A3000 ____£25 1 X 4 DIP .£25 256X4 DIP £5 1 X 1 DIP ..£5 CIA .....£12 GARY ...£19 PAULA ...£19 DENISE ..£19 SUPER DENISE .£25 KEYBOARD IC .£12 FAT
AGNUS 1MB ......£19 FAT AGNUS 2 MB ......£29 PRINTER CABLE .£6 RS232 CABLE ...£6 SCSI EXTERNAL £15 WORKBENCH 3.1 A500 2000 . . . £85 WORKBENCH 3.1 A3000 4000 . . £95 ROM SHARE DEVICE ...£19
CALL GVP HC-8 SCSI SCSI hard card which can fit 8MB of RAM
HC-8 SCSI CARD ......£99 GVP G-LOCK Award winning Amiga Genlock.
G-LOCK AMIGA GENLOCK £259 IO-EXTENDER Zorro II card that provides an additional serial port, parallel port and connection for optional RS422 and RS232 port.
Call for details ioEXTENDER ..£59 Official GVP RAM SIMMs.
4MB GVP RAM ......£159 16MBGVPRAM .....£549 A 2 0 0 0 6806 A 68060 accelerator board for the A2000 running at 50MHz and allowing upto 128MB of user installable memory and a SCSI-II hard disk controller.
A2000 68040 (0MB RAM) . . . £TBA A2000 68060 (0MB RAM) £TBA 4MB STANDARD ADD . . . £125.95 4MB GVP ADD ......£159 SPEC! A I. 0EEEW MODEMS ACEEX V32 BIS 14.4 not bt approved £99 X-LINK TRUE V34 38 8 BT APPROVED £229.95 TRAPFAX MODEM SOFTWARE . . £49 All MODEMS INCLUDE SOFTWARE AND CABLES HI -S O FT SQUIRREL SCSI INTERFACE . £59.95 AURA £79.95 MEGALOSOUND ...£29.95 IF squirrel scsi Interface included uhere you see this logo SURF SQUIRREL Surf Squirrel offers an even higher SCSI performance, auto-booting, and ultra-fast serial port. Surf Squirrel is the ideal
expansion peripheral for your Amiga
1200. Please call for more information.
SURF SQUIRREL .....£POA SQUIRREL MPEG Squirrel MPEG allows you to play VideoCD and CD I CD-ROM's, Squirrel MPEG brings high quality digitally mastered images and 16-bit stereo sound to you and your Amiga.
SQUIRREL MPEG ....£POA RAM EXPANSION I I POWER SCANNER 11 SCANDOUBLER II £159.95 A 5 0 0 68020EC ¦ FLATBED SCANNERS POWERTAB £919.95 TBC-ENHANCER NEPTUNE GENLOCK £99.95 £239.95 GLIDEPOINT £599.95 NEPTUNE-GENLOCK A 2MB RAM board for the A500 which fits in the trap door slot.
A500 2MB RAM ...£90 MEMORY CARDS 512K RAM WITH CLOCK .. £24.95 512K RAM WITHOUT CLOCK £19.95 A600 1MB RAM ....£39.95 A500+ 1MB RAM ...£29.95 A 68020 EC processor accelerator card for the A500 and A500+, with an option to fit a 68881 or 68882 co-processor (PLCC or PGA). This card can fit upto 4MB FAST RAM and is fully auto-configuring.
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH GVP HARD DRIVE Increase your Amiga 500 2000 chip RAM to a total of 2MB MegaChip does this by using its own 2MB RAM and also now includes a 2MB Fat Agnus. No soldering is required.
A500 68020 EC 0MB RAM A500 68020 EC 4MB RAM MEGACHIP RAM MEGACHIP RAM The award winning Power Scanner includes the following features: Scan in 24-bit at upto 200DPI (all Amigas not just AGA)*, Scan in 256 greyscales at up to 400DPI (all Amigas), Thru'port for printer connection. Fully supports AGA chipset.
Display HAM8 24-bit Images on a non- AGA Amiga (via image conversion), full editing facilities Included. Works with 2.04 ROM or above, min 1MB (recommend 2MB).
POWER SCAN 4 B W £89.95 POWER SCAN 4 COLOUR . . £169.95 OCR (BOUGHT WITH SCANNER) ......£20 OCR SOFTWARE ...£49.95 POWER SCAN 4 S W ONLY £20 PC INTERFACE + COL S W £49.95 PC INTERFACE ? B W S W . £39.95 24-bit A4 flatbed scanners, complete with software, cables and manual.* EPSON GT-5000 .. £489.95 24-BIT, INC POWERSCAN SOETWARI EPSON GT-8500 ...£579.95 24-BIT. INC. POWERSCAN SOFTWARE EPSON GT-9000 ...£729.95 24-BIT, INC. IMAGE FX REV. 1.5 SOFTWARE ADPRO SOFTWARE £149.95 IMAGE FX 2.0 S W .£149.95 ScanDoubler II is a full 24-bit AGA flicker fixer
which automatically de-interlaces all AGA screen modes and scan doubles noninterlaced PAL NTSC modes to allow VGA monitors to display them. Supports VGA, S-VGA and Multiscan monitors. Pixel sharp picture, even at 1440 horizontal resolution and has a standard 15-pin VGA type connector. Comes with composite video S-VHS outputs.
SCAN DOUBLER II ....£399 iJ; 0 0:•!i'I1.0o: s Reduction of quality loss when copying, colour and contrast correction, suppression of colour drop-outs, elimination of basically any copy protection. The video signal is edited in professional 4:2:2 studio standard and is sychronized entirely new.
disposes of blue-box keying, bypass, RGB-colour correction, a stereo-audio control with microphone input as well as an integrated test pattern generator for adjustment.
SIRIUS II GENLOCK £919.95 GLIDEPOINT Intuitive cursor control at your finger tips .Tap" for an instant selection. Connects to the Serial port. (This is not a graphics tablet) ALPS GLIDEPOINT ..£59.95 POWER TABLET Pen and cursor controlled graphic tablet, including cables and software.
POWER TABLET 12 X 12 . . .£195.95 INCl. REN, CURSOR AND ROWER TAB 5 W GURU-ROM V 6 A SCSI driver for all Series II host adaptors and accelerator cards for all Amiga computers. This ROM has a very fast transfer rate of up to 3.5MB S, maximising your CPU processing time. Guru supports all SCSI device types including hard drives, CD-ROM drives, scanners, Syquest drives etc.Guru ROM is compatible with Amiga OS 1.3 through to 3.1 and is SCSI -1 SCSI-2 compatible. Please call for further information phone orders We accept most major credit cards and are happy to help you with any queries postal
orders Ordering by cheque PO please make payable to Power Computing Ltd and specify which delivery is required.
Warranty All Power products come with a 12 month warranty unless otherwise specified technical support Help is on hand with a full Technical Backup service which is provided for Power customers.
Mail-order prices All prices listed are for the month of publication only, call to confirm prices before ordering.
Export orders Most items are available at Tax Free Prices to non-EC residents. Call to confirm prices. BFPO orders welcome.
Mail-order terms All prices include VAT Specifications and prices are subject to change without notice. All trademarks are acknowledged All orders in writing or by telephone will be accepted only subject to our terms and conditions of trade, copies of which are available on request.
TEL: 01234 273000 fax: 01234 352207 POWER COMPUTING LTD 44A B STANLEY ST. BEDFORD MK41 7RW As well as the exclusive Coverdisk, we also offer you the first review of this groundbreaking game.
The official AF historian takes a look back at the delights and catastrophes of the most turbulent year ever for the Amiga.
XI Paint, Impact!, AsimCDFS, Unk-it, A1483S monitor, CD-ROMs, Malnactor Broadcast.
We catch up with David Pleasance and discover that the Amiga world hasn’t heard the last of him yet.
In our continuing series on this tremendous raytracer, we explain animation techniques.
Your technical problems sorted out. Our experts field questions on everything Amiga-related.
The Zeewolf helicopter goes in for an overhaul and returns ready to take on another 32 levels of termination with extreme prejudice.
SAVE MONEY Siren Software Siren Software in LaBlittersoft 4th Level Golden Image Weird Science Golden Image Hi-Soft in a very special deal with selected advertisers, Amiga Format offers you the opportunity to save money on a whole range of hardware or software for your Amiga. If you are thinking of buying anything from mousemats to modems, turn over for details of these exclusive offers.
Power Computing Wizard Computing siren SPEEDCOM MODEMS Amazing value, high quality. High specification modems. Suitable for any Amiga and includes all cables, software. Manuals etc and 12 months guarantee Fully featured top ot the range models include full fa* capabilities IGP FAX software (£39 991 needed to send receive faxesi and fully Internet compatible siren A 1 2OO MEMORY EXPANSIONS AI200 trapdoor fitting memory expansion Includes battery backed dock & socket for an FPU.
Uses standard 32 bit 72 pin SIMM module to double the speed of the computer . Speedcom+b (14.4K) Only £79.99 'Mr Speedcom+bf (28.8K) Only £159.99 ** CD ROM DRIVES CHINON external complete with Squirrel only £129.99 AMAZING VALUE!!! ORDER NOW!
MEDIAVISION RENO' portable CD-ROM with Squirrel or Dataflyer only £159.99 Apollo 1220 + 4mb £214.99 Apollo 1232 + 4mb £309.99 To order, Freephone 0500 340548. Enquiries, phone 0161 796 5279.
To order. Freephone 0500 340548 Enquiries, phone 0161 7965279. Please see our double page spread advert m this magazine for further details These special prices are valid until 1st March 1996 or until stocks last Please see our double page spread advert in this magazine for further details.
These special prices are valid until 1st March 1996 or until stocks last.
Email: sales ?flevel.co.uk SPECIAL VOUCHER OFFERS!!
USE THIS VOUCHER TO MAKE FANTASTIC SAVINGS ON ANY LISTED PRODUCT ; B iHersoff Picasso II 2Mb Board £219.95 OS 3.1 500 2000 £69.95 OS 3.1 1200 3000 4000 £79.95 IjghtROM 3 (3 CD Set) £29.95 Sonnet Doubler 50MHz 4000 040 Accelerator £2",9.95 ImageVision £79.95 World Construction Set £99.95 CvberCiraphX Software £29.95 Level Develop Branded Products ' 4sht‘'7*5*225 fa»+ 44 WHIII, Bristol, TTIE Amiga Site: www.flevel.co.iik This voucher entitles the holder to the above offers, redeemable through Blittersoft, 6 Drakes Mews. Crownhiil, Milton Keynes. Bucks MK8 OiiR Orders: 01908 261466 Fax:
01908 261488 Double offers for your Amiga Buy Crystal Trackball & AlfaDrive for only £64.90 and SAVE £10 k einct Science £5 If you warn your Amiga lo really shine* you liavc io have an AliaCrysinl trackball wilh its third builon (or click 'n‘ hold. This model has a transparent hall which shines as vnu move il around Jusi plug it straighi inio your mouse port and go.
AlfaCrystal d™i umc j»v more ol your life swapping disks, simply plug in an AlfaDme and voui second dLsk driu* will take the strain Connects directly to your Amiga and wont invalidate vour warranty AlfaDrive Off Every CD Order Over the Value of £20 This voucher entitles the holder to £5 off every CD order over the Value of £20, redeemable through Weird Science, 1 Rowlandson Close, Leicester, Leics LE4 2SE Tel: 0116 234 0682 Goldenlmage (UK) Ltd Unit 65. Hallmark Trading Eitatc. Focnii Way. Wembler, Middx HA9 OLB All prka include VAT. Pta* idd O 50 P&P. Sales Hotline No: 0181 900 9291 fix 0181
900 92*1 to change wiihuut nonce Double offers for your Amiga Buy the MegaMouse or MegaMousePlus and get a 2-in-1 Scanning Pad FREE 2-in-1 Scanning Mouse Memo Pad MegaMouse If there s one mouse that stands above all the others. It s the MegaMouse.
No mouse has ever been ‘ *v rated higher than the $ ' MegaMouse by anv maga- ine. MegaMousePlus has three dicky things to take advantage of the latest soliWTire.
Tmoihtr hr 11lian I HiSoft SYSTEMS Twist 2 Tbrltld Sdwol (Vxlfcni l K TW *W (0) 1*25 '1«1M1 Goldenlmage (UK) Ltd -a iUnrtb&«! MVie«wiit!:Ai UiH« iu All prica include VAT Ptcae add £3*50 P&P Sales Hotline Not 0181 900 9291 Fix 0181 900 9281 'dL Goldenlmage accept* Accra. American notice Good* lubjcct to avaiiabuity * Via. Cheque & Poml Otden EicOE Pnco 5ub|«i to change without subftct to change without notkt
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DEVELOPMENTS Get a free copy of directory Opus 4.12 worth £50 with every order over £20" Huy directory Opus 5.11 and a black 500dpi mouse for just £59.99 (a saving of nearly £20) Buy an Enterprise Desktop Workstation or a Saturn External I mb Floppy Drive (from just £29.99) and get a FREE pack of 50 disks (normally £25) offer valid while nocks Ian 'Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer ofl int Rimer i ompuling produi i io the tiluc of ‘ or lbotc Ettn floppt ilntc wkl mil iko m.Iutir . Double tided douhlr dpH» J.' Customers can either return this voucher vrith their details aad
payment by Cheque, Postal Order, Access, Visa or Switch, or can call our order hotline on ¦lilt IttfOt N fOUHDS OFT TEN FOUNDS Off TEN FOUNDS OF 1
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trapdoor modified 3 gal AI 200 600 internal drlve£39.99’
.500 500+1nternaldrive£39.99, 4 comptota waatha.
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