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"If your in the market for a 

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This drive contains more gad- 
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Amiga Computing Feb 1992 


rams continued 

A6QO Memory Cards 


Rower Scanner w2-0 


PC88OB power Drive 





10D-40Q DPI scanning resolutions 
64 greyscales 
Thru'port for printer 

Award winning editing, image manipu- 
lation & scanning software 


Award winning drive manufactured hy 
Power Computing 
i Super slim design 

. Anti-click (Cures that annoying click) 
-Virus blocker (Prevents viruses) 

■ Built-in backup hardware 


1MB RAM with clock - £49.95 

1MB RAM without clock .£45,00 


Power Scanner v2.Q 

Power Scanner Colour 


PC880B with Blitz Amiga -£65 

PC88QB with Blitz & XCdpv — - f 90 

PC8B0B (Cyclone compatible) - „■■■■—»£ 70 

PC88O0 in black case £6-1 

■Th.1 d'ivO is *1* "*"*™ ** 

Pr^tsEli^U. Vou mi-si priwsd* prao-1 O' ourthase d^Copv 

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PQ501-F HAM Card 

Our RAM board is designed especially 
for the A50O+ computer and comes with 
1MB ot RAM on board to expand your 
memory to 2MB of chip RAM, Plug-m and 
go operation (Fits into the trapdoor) 


PC501+ RAM card - £39.95 


Epson GT-6000 



Power Drives 

PC88QE Economy drive ,......£49.95 

PC831 A5DQ Internal drive ^40. 00 

PCB82 A2OQ0 Internal drive £45. Dll 


8MB for any A500 

Plugs into side slot, fully auto config, fu 
thru'port Expand 2MB-8MB 


2MB £109 4MB £169 8MB £289 
1 x 4ZIP chips .£14,95 


Dual Drive 

Two high quality disk drives built into 

one compact unit 
. Same features as PC08DB 


2MB for arty ASOO 

Economy 2MB RAM externally cased 
16-chip (1 xl DIP) 

No thru'port 


600 DPI Colour flatbed scanner 
, 24-bit colour 

■ A4 reading area 

■ Software included 


Dual drive - — 


2MB RAM 


£79 


Epson GT-6000 £999 


Drive Accessories 

A5U0 Internal anti-click board ,£9.9b 

Maxell multi-colour disks I'D) £9 96 

Floppy disks bulk supplied ,....£PO A 


1.5MB BAM Board 

Fully supports 1 MB of chip RAM 
Fully compatible with Fatter Agnus 

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Epson GT-8000 

. 800 DPI colour flatbed scanner 

> 24 -bit colour 

> A4 reading area 

• Software included 
■ Amazing scan quality 


Blitz Amiga 

. Backup disks at lightning speeds 
« Stops all external drives Irom clicking 
• Contains anti-virus from being written 
into the hootblocker 
Blitz Amiga 


1.5MB RAM board £ * ? 


Epson GT-8QO0 - £1199 



1MB with Thru'port 

. Expand your ASOQ's memory up to a 
total of 2MB without disposing of your 
existing 51 2K upgrade 
-Works with 1MB of Chip RAM 

(512K RANI mutt DB rriiiRlYR® w MM e=B*Jing Sent ml.rp 

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If you consider your scanner system to 
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most scanning heads! 


Upgrade .... 


.,,..£49.95 


Blizzard Turbo 

A5O0/ASQO+ 

i Expand up to 8ME (OK instailedf 
, Memory and 68000 CPU run at 1 4.28MHz 
» Fast 68000 processor installed on-board 

- Fully auto -configuring 
• Optical 51 2K shadow RAM on extra 
memory bank for shadowing the operat- 
ing system out of ROM or from disk 
Blizzard Turbo 


1MB With thru'port .... 


.£45 


ASOO RAM Card 

512K RAM expansion with clock 8i fref 
software (A50Q+ compatible) 


51 2K RAM <4 chip) - £Z 

512KR AM without clock ■ - £2j 

51 2K RAM ft 6 chip) with clock £2 

512KRAM (15 chip) without clock £ T 


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■ One ol the most advanced kickstart 
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* A clever design on a small reliable 
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- Fits A500 , A5DQ+, A15Q0 

* Kickstart ROM can he selected from the 
keyboard 

■ No messing about with switches 

« No "CIA adaptor' 1 or other trading wires 

■ Jumper to select which ROM bools on 
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* Compatible with old Amiga hoard 
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Kickstart v2.04 

1 C4 Kickstart (chip only) .... £39.95 

: 34 Kickstart ROM, workbench software, 
install disk 2.04, font disk & extras £99.35 

2 04 kit with ROM sharer £1 1 5.00 


Joysticks 

■ Made by Quickshot 
< H gh quality construction 

* Ergonomic Bio-grips 

• ‘ jr Co -fire capability 


Aviator 1 

* Aircraft control yoke 

* 4 fire buttons 

* Turbo fire 

■ Aittude j level indicator 

■ The ultimate joystick 

■ P gycf Ml selector 


Ayiator 1 


Intruder 1 

Dual speed turbo fire 
Omnidirectional grip 
Eject button for fire button cover 


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A 500 Hard Drives 


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■ 40MHz 6803QEC accelerator 

• Optional 68B92 maths co-processor 

■ Up to 8MB 32-bit FASTRAM on-board 

■ Award winning 

52MB HD 0MB RAM .....£714 

105MB HD 0MB RAM £85* 

240MB HD 0MB RAM £1054 

68882 Upgrade kit .,£224 

G VP Series 2 HD 

■ Up to 8M B FASTRAM on board 

52QMBWB £339 1MQMB QMB ...,£469 

52QMB ZMB ...„£3R9 1050 MB 2MB ....£519 
62QMB 4MB _. £440 105OMB 4MB ., .£569 
52QMB3MB £619 1050MB 8MB .,,.£709 

ICO Novia Internal HD 

■ Fits inside your Amiga 500 

■ Comes complete, just plug-in and go 

Novia 601 60MB HD £359 

Novia 851 85MB HD £459 


ICO Flicker Fixer 


Flicker Free Video 2 

Stop that annoying flicker 
Fits internally in the A50fl 
Multi-sync monitor required 


Flicker Free Video 2 „,,.,.£199 

NEC 4FG Multi-sync monitor .£549 


Chips 

4M8 xflSlMM £90 

IMBxBSIMM £25 

256K x 4DRAM £4 00 

1MB x 1DRAM £3 95 

1 x4ZlP,.„ £14.95 

1 X4 DIP £19.95 

A3000 Static column RAM . £19,95 

SIMM 32 x 1MB-60 £65 

SIM 32 x 4MB-60 £243 

I fhese chips cover most memory ft hard drives i.e, 

G VP. Supra. Com mods re I 


Commodore A600 

■ The new compact Amiga 600 

■ Built-in TV modulator 

■ Workbench & kickstart 2 
■Enhanced chip set 

• 1MB of RAM 

■ IDE Hard disk controller built-in 

■ Credit card size ROM & RAM slot 


A6D0 with 2MB £339 

ABOQ with 20MB inc. 2MB £499 

A600 with 40MB inc. 2MB ,,..............£539 

AGOO with 80MB inc . ?M B £639 

See memory section tor lote&t AfiOQ HAM cards 

AGOO Internal HD 

IBM 40MB Internal HD ,£299 

IBM 80MB Internal HD ,...£399 


Commodore CDTV 






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• CDTV player 
■Welcome disk + caddy 

■ Keyboard 

• Floppy disk drive (black} 

■Wired mouse 

• Workbench 1.3 and manuals 

■ Infrared remote control 

CDTV multi-media pack £599 

CDTV Software 

A Bun for Barney £29.99 

Barney Bear goes campmg £29.99 

Battlechess ,,,..£39 .99 

Case of the Cautious Condor . ,,.£34. 99 

CD Remix v2 „,„£34,99 

Fred Fish CDPD Collection £19.95 

Fun School 3 funder 5'sl £24-99 

Fun School (5-7yrs} .£24.99 

Fun School (Over 7yrs) ..,£24,99 

Guiness CDTV Disc of Records ..£34.99 

Illustrated Holy Bible £29.99 

Music Maker £34,99 

NASA Heroic Age of Space ..£19.99 

Power Pinball ,,...,.,,£29.99 

Sim City £29.99 

Trivial Pursuit £49.99 

World Vista Atlas £54.99 

Xenon 2 Megafalast £29.99 

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Up to 8Mb SIMM RAM on-board 
Supports external SCSI devices 
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52QMB0MB 
52QMB 2MB 
52QMR 4MB 
520MB 8M B 


£279 105QMB 0MB £479 
IQ5QMB 2MB £539 
105QMB 4MB £599 
f 46 9 105QMB 8MB £749 


Nexus Hard Card 


Up to 8MB BAM on-board 


Bare £199 


52QMB 0MB 
52QMB 2MB 
S2QMB 4MB 
52QMB SMB 


£279 105QMB0MBE479 
£339 105QMB 2MB £539 
£399 105QMB 4MB £599 
£469 1 05QM8 8MB £749 


Bare SCSI Hard Drive 

52 Quantum £199 105 Quantum £299 

(Suitable tor GVP 6- Force, GVP HO or Nexus MCI 

Other sizes of HO available, please call 

RAM Expansion 

■ Aries A1 500/ A2 000 RAM 


2MB £129 6MB 

4M8 £169 BMB 


£209 

£249 


Macintosh Emulator 

“This realty is the best emula- 
tor we’ve seen for the Amiga. It 
behaves just as if you really 
were using a Mac " 

Amiga Format Sept 1992 

AMax-ll Plus 

■ Amiga 1500 and above 

* Runs Mac software 

■ Runs System 7 

• Full support for ell SCSI Mac 
peripherals and the ability to reed Mac 
disks in your drives 

■ 68020, '68 n30 compatible 

* AppleTalk emulation 

• Can use Amiga ECS 

■ Easy to install 


AMax-ll Plus 

I Mnc ROM Chios, required I 


£299 


Opal Vis ion 

1 24- bit graphic card 

■ 15,8 million colours available 

• Operates in all standard Amiga 
resolutions 

VLSI Microcode graphics co-processor 

■ Double buffered 24-bit and 15-bit 
animation is available in ail resolutions 

■ Palatte-mapped design updates screen 
colours in real-time. Fade pictures in and 
out and change their palettes 

■ Equipped with 1.5MB of display RAM 

• Auto-conlig for WTSC or PAL 

■ Available far all Amigas 

Software included 
Opal Pa i nt 

• 24-bit painting and image processing 

Opal Presents 

■ Presentation program 

■ Control QpalVision images, Amiga 
graphics and live video 

• Includes fades, effects etc, 

• Many more features 

King of Karate 

■ 24-bit computer game 

■ Exciting karate competition 

■ Demonstrates QpalVision capabilities 

QpalVision - £899 

More information available 

QpalVision roaster chip available soon 

Monitors 

“ For a monitor of this quality, 
the CM8833 is worth every 
penny" 

Amiga Format Sept 1992 

"The 4FG is an absolutely 
smashing monitor that beats 
every competitor " 

Amiga Format Sept 1992 

Ph Hips CM8833 Mk2 

> With cable 

■ Available with Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 
or FI 9 Stealth Fighter 

• Qn-site maintenance 


CM 8333 Mk2 


,.,.£199 


NEC Multisync 

■ For use with Flicker Fixers 
i Very high quality 

■ Built-in degausser 

NEC Multisync 4FG 


£549 


Manufactured by Power Computing 
128MB on one optical disk 
Read and write optical disks 
40ms running speed 
Built-in power supply 
High power cooling fan 
25-way and 50-way SCSI ports 
Thru'pmt built-in 
SCSI ID switch 

Compatible with major SCSI controllers 

128MB optical drive (Internal) £729 

123MB optical drive (External) „.£999 

128MB 3.5" optical disk £39.95 each 

SCSI controller card 

lor A1500/A2000 £199 

(Compatible with Amiga, PC, and Mac. A SCSI 
controller is required on the Amiga and PCI 

Commodore A1500 

■ 1MB of RAM 

• Two 3.5 internal disk drives 

■ Fully expandable, accepting all A ZULU 
peripherals 

■ Keyboard and mouse 

■ Software included 

The Works Platinum Edition 
Delux Paint 111 
Home Accounts 
Puzznic game 
Toki game 
Elf game 


A 1500 


GVP Q-Force 

68030 accelerator beard 

68682 Maths co-processor 

DMA SCSI controller on-board 

68000 fall-back mode 

Only CPU slot is used 

Internal and external SCSI connector 

Converts to hard: card with Hard Drive 

mountkit 

32 bit RAM as standard 


25MHz 1MB RAM 

40MHz 4MB RAM .... 
50MHz4MB RAM .... 
Hard drive mount kit 


£579 

£879 

£1249 

£35 


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15 each 

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A SCSI 
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Printer* 

All printers include cables 
and nest day delivery 

Star Printers 


_C20Q colour 

£199 

.024-200 mono 

£239 

.024-200 colour 

£289 

Citizen Print 

or 

Swift 24 a _ „„„ 

,£279 

i n eludes colour kit and AMI) 


Epson Printers 

Laser 


EPL 4000 

■ zeal First time" Laser printer 

■ Print speed of 6ppm 

* - - mt superb quality text and graphics 

■ : e al upg f a de f rom dot- m atri x 


- - .-4000 


£639 


EPL 4300 

■ 1- gh quality laser printer 

■ Print speed of 6ppm 

■ 'MB memory 

■ Expand to 6MB 

■ - iobe postscript option 
■tOO sheet tray 

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* Prints speed of lOppm 

* 1 MB memory expandable to 6MB 

■ Microsoft printing 

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* 250 sheet papertray 
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’ itelligentfRemote emul ati on switc h i ng 
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■ "networking capabilities 


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^Can serve 2-3 users 


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■ Shared printing 

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■ Now generation inkjet 
■Advanced paper handling 
■Print scalable fonts 
•BBDcps print speed 

■360 x 360 DPI print quality 

■ I2$K printer buffer 

* Handles four paper types 

50-870 , — *509 

SQ-1170 *629 

(132 column printer! 

Dot Matrix 

LQB70 

■Four feed paths 
■Flexible paper management 
■225cps print speed 

■ Easy access control panel 

• Memory stores around A full pages of 
text 

■ Print text and graphics 

■ Optional sheet feeders 
■Optional tractor feeder 


LQ-570 

LQ-1070 „ 

(132 column prinfEr) 


.£289 

£449 


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24-pin 

25Elcps print speed 
Space saving 
Scalable fonts 
Enhanced graphics 
50 sheet A4 paper tray 
Dual position design 
Optional tractor feed 
1,0-100 fits in anywhere! 


Dot Matrix Com. 
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■9-pin 

■240 cps in cpi draft mode 

■ Built-in 50 sheet paper cassette 

■ 1 draft and 2 NLQ lonts built-in 

■ Mo adjustment for thickness required 
■Two printer positions - upright or flat 
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■Cables 


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Amiga Format Sept 1992 

•High quality (jTj) 

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■High spec 

Supra Fax Modem Plus £ 1 3 6 

Supra Fax Modem v32Bis „.,.....£29b 

Supra Modem 2400 (External!! £9 ■ 

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Power Mouse *1 5 

Optical Mouse ,,,,.....£29. 95 

Replacement optical mouse mat ..£9.95 

10 Maxell disks, optical mouse, 

Zipstick ...,,£45 

Maxell multi- colour disks (101 ..,,,,..£9 . it 5 
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Welcome to another issue 
of Britain's best Amiga 
magazine. Does thai 
sound pompom? it prob- 
ably does, but a quick 
look at the contents d( 
this issue will confirm our 
continuing polity oi 
offering the only com- 
plete coverage cl the 

whole Amiga market. 

for the ambitious owner, we have a first look at 
CVP'i exciting new AS3Q unit, there's Amos Pro 
(another first) lor budding programmers, OpaJVWon 
for the graphic artists out there. Blizzard Turbo for 
the budget-conscious user with an eye on accelera- 


tion. Cold Disk Office 2 for the home and small busi- 
ness productivity fiends. Paint ft Create For parents 
with educational interests, structured drawing pack- 
ages, and a full-blown comms special for beginners 

everywhere. 

Top this off with another great CtwerDisk, another 
instalment of our beginners' series, the latest games 
in Ccrmer, Amigo Martel for buyers, and two competi- 
tions instead of the usual one, and we think you II 
agree there's something for everyone. 

Remember our motto - when you buy this mag, 
no other purchase Is necessary. Everything you need 
can be found in one magazine - Amp Computing. 



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EDITOR 
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HEWS EDITOR 
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gamer editor 

STAFF WRITERS 


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Public Sector 

Another galloping gourmet's feast ol the 
tastiest PD and shareware morsels 




Beginners 

Make those script tiles work lor you, speak to 
you, and even ask you questions. - 


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Advice on all matters technical and troublesome, 
from AmigaOOSto hard drives 




to the world 


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4J<E> Programming 


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Communications 



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CONTENTS 





PAGE 

107 

Tlie best of 
the latest 
games, plus 
previews, 
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NewsPIT 




Christmas is Wild, 
Weird and Wicked 



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TWO bundle which Commodore say will 
■ak& the A600 through Christmas and 
most of next year have been unveiled by 
the firm, and should now be available. 

Containing a standard A6Q0, The 
Wild, The Weird and The Wicked pack is 
aimed as a replacement for Cartoon 
Classics and i for more "serious" buyers, 
Epic/language Ub is based on the 
4 600 HD fitted with a 20Mb hard disk 
drive. 

Supplied in The Wild, The Weird and 
The Wicked are Delude Paint III and three 
games - Microprose's Grand Prix, System 
3 r s Putty and Push Over, the recent 
Ocean game featuring Quavers crisps' 
Colin Curly. The pack sells tor £349.99. 

Included in Epic/L anguage Lab are 
Deluxe Paint III, Amiga Text wordproces- 
soi and Domark r s Trivia Pursuit 
presented in either English, French 
or German. Help is available through a 
built-in 75,000 word multilingual 
dictionary, 

Three games in the bundle are 
Ocean's 3D space should em-up Epic, 
Rome - Millenium's strategy set in the 
days of the Roman empire and Myth, an 
arcade adventure from System 3. Price: 


£499.99. "Our Christmas bundles are 
always eagerly awaited and this year has 
been no exception/ said Commodore 
boss Kelly Sumner. 

“ft's always hard to better your last 
success, but we're sure that we've pulled 


it off on this occasion by offering a selec- 
tion to suit every taste," 

The company say that with the intro- 
duction of their new bundles, less 
emphasis will be put on the basic 
£299.99 A6W pack. 


Light 

shines from 
Phoenix 

A COMPLETE lighting control and 
design console which fits 
Inside Amiga; is being sold by 
Australian firm Phoenix 
M IcroT ethnologies. 

Named Aladdin Lighting Control 
System, it consists of a standard 
Amiga expansion slot card and 
software and is available in several 
configurations to suit the different 
users' needs, 

Phoenix are at IB Hampton 
Road, Keswick, South Australia 
S03S, 


Amos - more packed in 


AMOS Professional is the latest version of Europress Software's (0625 859333) Amiga 
soltware development package, updated with many new features following feedback 
from existing users. 

Added are 200 commands to take the total to more than 700, a new editor to give 
on-line help, new accessories and two example disks containing working example and 


tutorials. 

A selection of completed games are bundled in the pack including scrolling shoot- 

'em*up Planet 2ybex, Tile O'Facts elec- 
tronic data organiser, pu«Ie game Qnatro 
and a platform game with eight-way 
scrolling. 

Available now, it is* supplied on six disks 
and costs £69.99, Upgrades Irom Amos 
and Easy Amos are offered to registered 
users. 


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Amigas 

COMMODORE say service and Sup- 
port of Amiga products will not be 
affected by Wang's recent decision 
to file lor Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 
the United States. 

The move gives the computer 
giant court protection from credi- 
tors while they restructure, and 
they have told Commodore that 
their service organisation will con- 
tinue to operate. 

Wang took over Amiga repairs 
soon after the collapse of 
Commodore national repair centre 
FMC in June and have always been 
responsible For A6O0 on-site 
warranty. 

' J AH the news and excitement 
about Wang relates solely to the 
American parent company/' 
claimed Commodore UK's manag- 
ing director Kelly Sumner. 

jr Our position in the UK Is totally 
unaffected. Vm completely comfort- 
able with the situ a lion particularly 
the at-home support for the Amiga 
600 / 

Wang chairman Richard Miller 
saldi "Our aim is to focus on the 
service business and the develop- 
ment and sale of software, and to 
shrink manufacturing operations." 

Miller aims to turn Wang into a 
smaller, more competitive 
company. 


CD-ROM 

to go internal 

OFFICIALS from Commodore's 
Maidenhead office have confirmed 
that the giant are developing an 
Internal CD-ROM drive for Amigas 
with remote keyboards. No details 
are being given on availability or 
pricing. 


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_«News 


Cut sends 
sales soaring 

COMMODORE claim Amiga sales 
have increased four- fold following 
since the A60Q‘s recent £ 100 price 
cut, 

The company say that one High 
Street chain which promoted the 
machine heavily reported a seven 
fold increase in sales over the previ- 
ous week. 

Commodore say many hide pen 
deni retailers are now trying to 
switch sell Nintendo and Sega 
potential purchases to Amiga, point- 
in g out Lhal while Ihe Amiga still I 
costs £100 more, Amiga software Is 
much cheaper , 

"It seems to be working and the 
dealers and the High Street have cer- 
tainly got behind It/ said 
Commodore's Kelly Sumner, 

"It's too early to say what that 
means to the overall picture for the 
year but it certainly means our 
100,000 forecast will he achieved 
how many more we can't base three 
weeks sales on,' 

Irvine gets 
Amiga plant 

MANUFACTURING and assembly of 
Auiigas fur Britain jnd many parts of 
Europe hai moved to Irvine, 
Scotland, securing more lh<m 200 
jobs at the 110,000 square foot 
plant 

All Amiga models will be built -H 
the laclory, which is owned by an 
American associate company oi 
Commodore s called SCI. The com 
pany also produce Amiga* in the Far 
East. 

'Its basically endorsing our belle! 
in whal the Amiga market is going 
to be and whal it is at the moment; 
said Commodore boss Kelly Sumner. 

He added:: "It's nol easy and El l 
not cheap to set up a production 
plant/ 

Bruce Armstrong, SCI * senior vice 
president for Europe said" "Irvine, 
our European headquarters. Is cen- 
tral In our plans for growth, This 
contract from Commodore rein- 
forces all the hard work anti dedica- 
tion put in by everyone concerned. ' 


Board goes ID 

REAL ID now features as part of 
Amiga Iwapshop bulletin board. It 
contains a message and file area and 
competitions. Modem users should 
dial Q81-9H6 5964, at up to 14,400 
baud and 8 N 1 , 


A4000 now due October, A2200 scrapped 


BOSSES at Commodore have spoken more about the new 
MOOT, as its launch dale is put back lo the end of October. 

The firm have confirmed the machine will run from a 68040 
processor but now say that it will not be available optionally 
with a 68030* 

It will be available with either a 52 or 105Mb hard drive and 
feature the new AA chip set, giving the machine spectacular 
graphics. 

But Commodore's Kelly Sumner says the A40G0 has the usual 
sound capability. Speculation within the industry suggested the 
computer would have 16-bit sound. 

The computer is claimed to be downwardly compatible 
and at the moment is housed in a PC case, slightly smaller 
than the A3000, And in a shock move, Commodore 


have scrapped the machine intended to lake over as a mid- 
range Amiga, just weeks before It was due to be shown in 
Bii tain. 

Powered by a 68020 processor, the A22GQ would have filled 
the gap left when the manufacturer stopped production of the 
A15QG and A200G. 

Commodore boss Kelly Sumner expects that after its recent 
price cub the A30QQ can fill this role. 

Meanwhile, a well-placed source has told Amiga Computing 
that Commodore wifi show a new Amiga aimed at competing 
against Atari's new £499 Falcon in October. 

Commodore, however, insist that it will be next year before 
inch an Amiga arrives- They will not give any clues to its 
specifications. 


Merlin teaches maths 


MATH 5 can now be learned with six educational games making up Europress Software's 

(0625 859333) latest package. Merlin's Maths. 

Designed to encourage kids to learn the basics of counting, decimals, fractions and 
volumes, it retains the fun element common to Europress 1 Fun School series, 

Among the line-up of programs - each with three levels - are Crystal Conference, 
Perfect Potions, Decisive Data, Broken Battlements, Magic Machine and Weight 


Weapons. 

"Maths can be one of the most difficult subjects to get to grips with, and we believe 


Merlin's Maths will help to make it easier 
for children to understand/ said Europress 
Software's marketing manager Alexa 
Czechawski. 

"We have combined the essentials of 
playability, sfrong graphics, bright colours, 
attention-grabbing sound and rewarding 
sequences to keep the child amused while 
learning/ 

Aimed at seven to 1 1 -year-olds, it costs 
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Safari go CCFont 

EM Computer-graphic (0255 4 31 389) have just signed a deal to distribute Gold 
Disk's CGUpcJate utility with Computer Safari fonts. 

Thu program updates the CGFoni directory, allowing Profession*! Page users 
to use any new CGFonts that have been added to the CCFont list, 

For the first time the entire range of the Computer Salari fonts are available in 
CCFont format, They are compatible with Professional Page, Page set ter II, 
Word worth and Scala. The price of disks ranges from £7.99 to £1299. 


Publishing 
from Paris 

TWO desktop publishing titles including 
a low-cost package lor designing 
newsletters and mailshots are due 
for imminent release by the Paris-based 
Disc Company (010 33 1 49109995), 
Among The Publisher's features are 
magnification from 30 to 300 per cent, 
page sizes up to 20in x 20 in and mir- 
rored text and graphics. 

The mono program supports 
Macintosh and PC PostScript fonts, type 
sizes up to 2,000 point, and a PostScript 
printer driver, It needs 1,5Mb ol memory 
and two disk drives, 

Howard Marks, The Disc Company's 
managing director, said: ^This is a first for 
the Amiga market because up to now 
users had to pay in excess of £150 to get 
a decent DTP package/ 

Meanwhile, The Publisher Colourpro 
uses full colour to create colour publica- 
tions. Special features are Apex colour 
separation and 1.4 million fractal 
PostScript backgrounds. 

The Publisher costs £49.99 and The 
Publisher Colourpro £149.99, from many 
dealers. 


Comet play on 


ELECTRICAL retail giant Comet are the latest High Street chain to 
stock computer games, with software due to enter more than 200 
of their branches throughout Britain, 

Comet's Games master Zone is billed as a unique concept that 
will enable Amiga and video game enthusiasts to ploy before they 
pay. 

Linked with CamesmasteT, Channel 4's computer and video 
games programme, the Zone has been created in a 



Camesmaster-style to create an atmosphere which fans can relate 
to. 

Staff have been trained to deal with software and discount 
cards will grve regular customers price benefits, HMV and Our 
Price have also announced they intend to sell computer games. 

Mean while, Comet have announced plans to place the CDTV 
in 220 of their stores. Commodore's new decision to link the 
machine with the Amiga is behind the move. 



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concluded but if the disks are found to 
breach copyright, Amiga libraries 
could be told to remove simitar disks 
from their catalogues. 

Demonstration disks are popular 
among public domain buyers and a 
ban on their distribution could lead to 
financial crisis for many libraries, 

‘“My wife and I ran the library as a 
hobby, and a hobby Should be fun. 
Unfortunately, this is no longer true, ,v 
iaid SWSL's proprietor Martyn Dry den. 


Irvine gets Amiga plant 

MANUFACTURING and assembly of Amigas for Britain and many parts of Europe 
has moved to Irvine, Scotland; securing more than 200 jobs at the BO, 000 

square foot plant. 

All Amiga models will be built at the factory, which is owned by an American 
associate company of Commodores called SCI. The company also produce 
Amigas in the Far East. 

ItS basically endorsing our belief in what the Amiga marker ts going to be 
and what it is at the moment/ said Commodore boss Kelly Sumner. 

He added: 'ft's not easy and it s not cheap lo set up a production plant. 

Bruce Armstrong, SCl J s senior vice president for Europe said: "Irvine, our 
European headquarters, is central in our plans for growth. 

"This contract from Commodore reinforces all the bard work and dedication 

put in by everyone concerned." 

Cheaper CD games coming? 

WHEN Sensible Soccer is released for the CDTV this winter its price will be £19.99, £5 

cheaper than the Amiga floppy disk-based versions, 

The announcement adds weight to recent Commodore claims that compact disc 
games will become cheaper than equivalent programs or floppy disk. 

Renegade's Tom Watdon said; "We hope to release Sensible Soccer CD at 119.99. This 
is to give potential buyers a dear indication that the possible benefits of a CD drive go 
beyond sheer memory." 

Kelly Sumner, bead ol Commodore UK, says he hopes for CD games lo cost between 
£1 1 and £1 4 in a couple ol years time. 



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Top driving utilities 
from Moonlighter 

MOONLIGHTER Software Development have launched Ami-Back Tools, an Amiga 
disk utilities program designed to keep floppy and hard disk doves in top 

condition. 

Among its line-up of features are a disk optimise that ensures data is stored as 
efficiently as possible and a utility that examines disks for problems and repairs 

them if needed, . 

A recovery program can be used for retrieving deleted files and data from 

crashed disks, a wipe utility lo dear disks of their contents and Lab Test will check 
and compare checksums for file corruption and virus protection, 

* J Amiga users have been clamouring for a professional disk utilities package 
with the same high quality of Ami-Back/ said Cary Holland, President of 
Moonlighter Software Development. 

,J Ami-Back Tools is our answer to all these users, and we are certain they wi 
find this package unmatched by any other utilities package available for the 

Amiga/ he said. 

Moonlighter are at 3208 C East Colonial Drive, Suite 204. Orlando, florid a 
32803 and can be telephoned on 010 1 407 384 9484. Ami-Back Tools costs 

US579.95, 


ASDC print in 24-bit 

A NEW standalone utility from ASDG outputs 24-bit plane colour or 8-bit plane greyscale 
images on Preferences supported printers. 

ImePfini/24 can produce prints with 16 million colours on most Preferences sup- 
ported colour printers without the need for custom drivers. It can also print 256 shades 

of grey on black and white printers such 

as lasers. 

It provides 11 dithering and halftone 
techniques, including traditional and artis- 
tic methods. 

TruePiint/24 sells for $89 from ASDG, 
who can be telephoned on 010 1 66 273 

6SB5, 

AS&C utility prinii 
24 bli colour 




Planets put 
on screen 

SIMULATING a planetarium on Amigas is 
Voyager vl.1, an astronomy program 
which its developer Carina Software (010 
1 510 552 7332) claim provides years of 
wonder and discovery. 

It creates a sky of start* planets, galaxies 
and constellations and animates motions 
of the planets. 

Each can toe explored through an intu- 
itive interface. 

Its database of more than 3Q r Q00 
objects can be extended to a total ol 
about 250,000,, and already the program 
Is being used in hundreds of universities 
and schools. 

Version 1.1 of the software contains 
PAL, overscan and pictures ot astronomi- 
cal objects displayed within the program. 
Requiring two disk drives it costs £89.99 
from UK supplier HB Marketing (0753 
686000). 

Help arrives for 
WB2 novices 

WORKBENCH 2 novices can now learn 
about the latest Amiga operating system 
by reading Mattering Workbench l a new 
book from Bruce Smith Books (0923 
B94355). 

Opening chapters assume the reader 
has no knowledge of computing and 
towards the end of the 328-page book 
readers will be familiar with sophisticated 
techniques. Price: £ 1 9.95. 


A low COi f, 24-pkt primer 
nrrivtu from Seiko ihfl 

Seikosha 
hope for 
best seller 

PRINTER giant Seikosha have launched a 
new low cost 24-pin model for the 
home user, small business and educa- 
tion markets which the firm believe will 
become a best seller within months. 

With a recommended price of £239, 
the 5L-9Q prints at up to 240 characters 
per second in draft mode, and it has a 
graphics resolution of 360 x 360 dots 
per inch. 

It comes with a 20 k buffer and two 
fonts - seven more can be bought as 
extras on font cards at £22 each. A vari- 
ety of typestyles and attributes are avail- 
able for each font. 

Information 
displayed 
by chart 

TORTV-FIVE types of charts can be 
displayed on Amigas to communicate 
information in a new package from 
the United States. 

Charts fs Graphs contains line, col- 
umn, bar, pie and text charts which 
can be combined to produce com- 
pound charts and shown In 2D or 
3D. 

I nEormation can be imported Rom 
spreadsheets and output to printers, 
saved as PostScript files or IFF images. 
Charts can be loaded into desktop pub- 
lishing and wordprocessing software. 

A spokesman for developer 
Technical Resource Systems 
Laboratory said: "It was designed to 
provide Amiga users with a sophisti- 
cated, modestly-priced package. 

H'he key considerations in the 
design of this software were provide 
ing the user with flexibility in the 
design ol charts and taking advan- 
tage of the Amiga's capabilities in 
handling images,/' 

In Britain it costs £69,95 from HB 
Marketing (0753 686000), 


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Presentation courses for London 


A SERIES ol two Eo iIifcc dciy courw^ in Amlqii bdicd pfr 
feniation f md Interactive media design will be held In 
London during October 

. Subjects covered are Ifilroductlon !o Interactive 
Mull i media Design, Prartkal Technique oi Inter act Ivt 
Multimedia Design Art tif Profit *lion and Prewmation 


Graphic* Inr ihe Designer 

£adi delegate will have Ihelr own AiOOO jnd GVP IV /A 
workstation, and no previous knowledge til the 
Amiga Is required, for more in formal ion call the 
London Imlitulc (ProlesiionJt Development Unit) on 071 
791 00/7, 





ADPro reads video streams 

ADPfO owners can now read and write video streams using the same hie lormal and 
hardware used on Abekas digital disk recorded 

Enabling digital! video images stored on 8mm cartridge tapes to be 
exchanged between the Amiga and Abekas A6Q, A65 and A66 systems, the 
capability makes the Amiga appealing lot professional vidcog rap hers doing hi-end 
video work. 

Videagraphers who do not. own an Abekas system but do own an Amiga tan create 
digital video streams - treating the 3mm tape drive as a single frame recorder - which 
tan be used by an Abekas-equipped post production facility. 

It requires a Commodore SCSI disk controller and an Exabyte tape drive. Silica 
Systems (081-309 11 11) are the UK supplier of ADPro. 


Cnmi’ driven §€t 
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PEOPLE who play driving and flying 
games can now use Freewheel,, a new 
steering wheel controller Irom Logic 3 
(081-902 221 IK Available before 
Christmas., it will cost £29.99. 

Selling and 
buying made 
easy 

A SERVICE just set up aims to help people 
wanting to buy or sell second-hand com- 
puter equipment by providing a central 
contact point. 

The National Secondhand Computer 
Exchange Service will take a list oi 
hardware and software for sale and 
list it onto their books - bought 
by people looking to buy products 
for 50p. 

Buyers send money to the firm, sellers 
send equipment and then the money 
and equipment are forwarded to their 
new owners. The cost for selling is £5 per 
system. 

NSCES are at Dept AMC1, 8 Apsley 
Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR3G 
2HG. They ask far art sae Irom anyone 
requiring more information. 


Monitor drops 
below £200 

PHILIPS have cut the cost of their 
CM8833/II colour monitor to a new rec- 
ommended price of £199-99. 

The firm say the £30 drop Is aimed as 
an incentive for Amiga users to upgrade 
from a shared television eq a dedicated 
monitor. 

Date for 
education 

EMAP Exhibitions have announced that 
BEIT r 93j the leading educational IT event 
with more than 200 companies due to 
attend, will be held on January 20 to 23 
at Olympia, London.. 


Games swap 
shop opens 

GAMES players can now revitalise their 
collection by swapping their unwanted 
titles with other Amiga owners through a 
new Berkshire firm. 

All games sent must be originals and 
supplied with full documentation. It costs 
£16 to enrol and each exchange costs 
£2.71 

For more information write to The 
Software Exchange, PQ Box 19, Newbury 
RC 13 1XLL Telephone Q63S 33680 

System makes 
CD accessible 

AIMING to make Amiga CD-based soft- 
ware accessible to developers is a new 
hardware and software package from 
Clarinet Systems (0276 600398). 

Using the system, developers can pro- 
duce "check discs' 1 on site, and it is 
claimed the system pays for itself after 
the first dozen or so discs have been 
pressed in-house. 

Commodore's |im Mackonochie, gen- 
eral manager of CDTV development for 
Europe, said that before the launch of 
Clarinet's system, pre-production test 
discs cost about £500 each. The system 
costs £1581.25. 


Music trade 
accepts Amiga 

ZONE Distribution (071-738 54*14) are 
this month claiming that the music trade 
has accepted the Amiga and Dr T's KCS 
3,5 sequencer as a successor to the Atari 
ST. 

The company say growing numbers of 
enquiries have led to several retailers 
entering the Amiga market including 
Music Village, Roekbottom and Buxton 
Exchange Mart. 


Do you know something we don't? 


Although Amigo Computing 
has scores of contacts in the 
Amiga world, we need you. If 
you have some hot news ring 
John Butters, on the news desk 


now on 0625 S78888 or fax to 
0625 S79966. 

All information supplied will 
be treated in the strictest of 
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5 to 8 November 1992 

The Future Entertainment Show 
(022 . 5 442244) 

Venue: for/s Court 1, London 
Plenty of Amiga support, induc- 
ing a major presence fror 
Commodore. 

19 to 22 November 1992 

Christmas Computer Shopper Shoe- 
Organiser: Blenheim PEL 
(081-742 2828) 

Venue: Olympia, London 
Promised to attract a few Amiqi 
exhibitors, 

4 to 5 December 1992 

Gomes mas ter Live 
Organiser: IMAP (0234 2 J 2988) 
Venue: NEC , Birmingham 
A big games show with T', 
coverage, 

OVERSEAS 

8 to VI October 1992 

Computer Shopper Show 
Organiser: AMI Shows Europe 
(010 49 2234 22021) 

Venue: Koln Messe, Cologne 
A chance to catch up on the 
year's developments in the active 
Amiga world. Formerly Amio* 
Koln. 

4 to 8 November 1992 

Supergames Show '92 
Organiser : (OJO 33 1 48445233) 
Venue: CNIT, Paris 
See the latest leisure software ter 
the Amiga 

26 to 29 November 1992 

World oi Commodore '92 
Organiser: Fairs & Fun 
(010 49 8106 34094 ) 

Venue: Frankfurt Exhibition Halls 
The main Commodore show ir 
Germany, 100,000 visitor: 
expected. 


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relevant to the Amiga and it's rrof Ihtea. 
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HofO in the US, it seemed as if each 
Amiga show was just a little mqre depress- 
ing than the previous one. 

No more. This show set a new standard 
for excitement in the Amiga market - even 
the Comdex where they introduced the 
Amiga 500 and 2000 didn't generate this 
much excitement Bath Commodore and 
its third-party developers amazed the atten- 
dees with some truly exciting new 
products. 


A4000 unveiled 


Impressive 


Commodore unveiled the Amiga 40(H) 
to an excited public. The specifications 
don L match many of the rumours you've 
seen in the press over the past year,, but 
they're quite impressive nevertheless, 

The A4000 is based" around a 2 5 MHz 
68040 microprocessor, 2Mb of chip RAM, 
4Mb of fail RAM, the Advanced Graphics 
Architecture chip set (formerly known as 
AA), tour 2orro III slots, three PC slots, a 
video sloL and a processor slot. 

The machine also sports a high-density 
(1.76Mb} floppy drive, iwo 3, Sin drive bays 
(one internal) and one 5.2Sin bay for a CD- 
ROM or tape backup drive. The 120Mb 



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hard drive uses a 16-bit IDE, rather than 
SCSI, interface, which is quite a disappoint- 
ment, but Commodore promises a 32-bil 
Zorro 111 SCSI-2 card before Christmas, 

The system runs AmigaDGS 10, which 
is essentially Amiga DO 5 2.1 with added 
support for the Advanced Graphics 
Architecture (AG A) and a few added 
utilities, 

this is a dream 
Amiga, The AGA 
graphics chips ^re blaz- 
ingfy fast, and sport a 
full 16 million colour 
palette. The available 
resolutions are the 
same as the ECS chips 
(up to 1280x512 PAL, 
pfus overscan), but. you 
can new use up to 256 
colours in any resolu- 
tion, 

Also, the new HAMB 
mode allows 262 r Q00 colours on-screen at 
one time. This is effectively a& good as- true 
24-bit graphics, as there are fewer than 
262,000 pixels on-screen 
simultaneously, 

A Commodore employee 
demonstrated a HAMB ray- 
traced animation that updated 
at 60 frames per second in 640 
x 400 resolution! 

He stated that the A4000 
can handles 60 frame per sec- 
ond animation in any resolu- 
tion and colour depth - with 
AmigaDGS 3.0's new Intuition 
double -buffering,, the A400Q 
can swap up to 2000 frames 
per second, but no monitor 



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Amiga show in the USA 


could handle that kind of screen update 
speed. The AGA chip set includes Alice, 
which replaces Agnus and supports 2Mb of 
Chip RAM, and Lisa, which replaces Denise 
and provides the full 24-bft palette. 

The graphics chips now have 32-bft 
access to Chip memory, but a special mode 
allows them to do iwo fetches in a single 

cycle - effectively 
providing 64-bit 
access to Chip mem- 
ory! 

These chips aren't 
compatible with 
older Amiga 5, 
although I'm certain 
some enterprising 
third-party company 
wiN find a way to 
cram them into the 
500, 2000, and 

3000. 

Tou can add up 
lo a total of ?6Mb ol fast RAM on the 
motherboard using standard 32-bit SIMM 
modules. 

The new Workbench is amazing. Not 
oniy can you display 256 colours on your 
Workbench, but you can also use a 256- 
colour IFF picture as a backdrop. The 
Workbench does slow down a bit with that 
much colour resolution, but it's still faster 
ihan a 16-colour Workbench on an older 
Amiga. 

II you drop down to 64 colours^ screen 
updating is as fast as a four-colour 
Workbench on a classic Amiga. The 
A4QQ0 , i 68040 is on a plug-in card that 
goes in the machine's processor socket - 
there's no processor on the motherboard, 
fhfs indicates that Commodore may bring 


out a 68030 or even 68020 version simpfy 
by substituting a new processor card, and 
possibly reducing the number of slots 
and putting the motherboard in a slimline 
case. 

This is reinforced by the fact that 
Commodore labels the front of the 
machine 'A4000/040/ 1 

Commodore's new Vice President of 
Engineering, Lou Eggebrecht, gave some 
vivid hints of developments to come in the 
Amiga market during Saturday's keynote 
speech. 

Graphics chips 

All new Amigas Commodore desrgns will 
use the AGA graphics chips or belter, 
Commodore will bp taking a two-tiered 
approach to development, working to 
create a hoi new machine for the low end 
and continuing high-end development as 
well. 

The goal is to reduce the basic consumer 
Amiga to two chips to reduce costs - 
A4000-level Amiga* will be only four chips 
making up a total of over a million 
transistors. 

High level machines may support up to 
Ik x 3k graphics with true 24 -bit colour, 
DSP sound will also appear in future 
machines. Me afso hinted of Amiga DOS 3.1, 
with network support, and AmigaDOS 4.0, 
which will support re largetable graphics, 

Trie company is using new development 
techniques that will allow them to design 
new generation chips in a matter of months 
instead of years. Eggebrecht really seems to 
'iave a handle 00 what both gamers 
and professionals want out of the Amiga, 
and future models should be 
impressive. 


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New Horizon* introduced Pro Write 3.3, which displays 
256- colour graphics under AC A on the A40O0, adds 
support for Soft Log ik's HotLinks standard, and sports 
a print preview window and new Aftexx commands, 

C$A showed the new Derringer board, which wifi 
add a 25MHz 68030 to an A500 or A2QO0 for a retail 
price of only $249.95 {£137)1 

Jt supports l, 2. 4. or 8Mb of 32-bil Fast RAM and a 
50MHz 6888 T or 68882 maths co-processor - at extra 
cost, of course. Still, you can add the Derringer with 
2Mb of RAM to your A500 for just over $300 and gel 
Amiga 3000- 1 eve I performance! 

INGVAtronics showed CanOo 2.0. which is now 
geared as a professional authoring system with tons of 
new commands, a much-improved 200-page manual, 
and 68040 support. 

They afso announced that they were opening a new 
office in Cologne. Germany to better serve European 
users, 

it was morph mania at the show. Black Belt Systems 
has made (mageMaster s morphing fasier and moth 
easier lo use. GVP Just started shipping CirseMarph, an 
impressive standalone version of the morphing mod 


Amiga Computing Novmebet 1992 


More new products 


ule from their FmageFX (nee Mirage) program. 

And AS DC were previewing (heir Morph Plus soft- 
ware. If you need to change a photo of your house cat 
into your Aunt Hazel, you'tf have pienty of choices. 

DMI displayed Digital EditMaster, a real-time JPEG 
compression decompression board for the A20DQ and 
A30OQ. This $2,495 program brings the capabilities of 
$100,000 editing eqoipmenl to the Amiga, with real- 
time 30 frame per second video capture. (25 fps in 



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Most impressive of all was Digital Creations' 
Brilliance, a new paint program that works on both 
classic Amiga* and the Amiga 4000. 

Not only does it have all the capabilities of Deluxe 
Paint IV, but it supports them in the 256,000- colour 
HAMS mode, Written in 100 per cent machine lan- 
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HAM, 

It would take pages to list all the Impressive fea- 
tures, which include multiple levels of undo and redo, 
multiple brushes and anlm-brush, Incredible gradient 
mode support, (weening, morphing, and Bezier 
curves. 

This $249 program will ship before Christmas. 
However., EA promises some competition, as 
Commodore hinted that Deluxe Pa ini V would be out 
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fusing place for the new- 
comer, It seems to have 
more Jargon attached than any 
other area of Lhe Amiga except 
programming, yet when it comes 
down to it r tl really isn’t thal 
complicated. 

To access the online woHd you 
need several Items. First of all, a 
computer - in this case the Amiga, 
Secondly you need some terminal 
software,, the best of which is 
described below, Thirdly you need 
a modem, the types of which we 
won t go into now - they need an 
article fn themselves. 

Neat you need somewhere to 
tall. This can be anything from a 
local bulletin board system (BBS) 
to a full blown commercial offer- 
ing like CIX or CompuServe. Many 
BBSs are members of the fidonet 
system which allows messages 
and fifes to be passed all round 
the world,, via a local board, for 
the cost of a local call. 

Phone bills 

Commercial boards also cost 
you the price of a call, but 
depending where they are situ- 
ated may mean Fong distance 
phone bills, and in addition will 
norm ally incur anything up to £10 
per hour on top simply for dialling 
in. 

On these pages you'll find four 
boards which should be at a 
medium tall rate for most readers, 
together with a list of more scat- 
tered boards, at least one of 
which should be fairly local to 
you. 

The four featured boards are 
fairly typical of the middle-of-the- 
road range in the facilities they 
offer, and all are Free to casual 
callers. 

Amateur 

One thing to remember when 
calling bulletin boards Is that they 
are run on an amateur basis. 

The sysops (system operators) 
pay from their own pockets to 
update their equipment, meet 
phone bills and so on, so many of 
them ask for a contribution from 
regular users. 

This is usually as little as £10 
per year, whkh isn't a lot for you 
to pay out for the time, trouble 
and expenses incurred by the per- 
son providing a service to you. 

It's rather like shareware - if 
you fEnd the service useful, pay up 
far the sake of ycwr conscience If 
nothfng else. 


Terminal 

software 

Ncomm 

Probably the most popular software avail- 
able, Ncomm finally went shareware in v2.0 
last year. Don't be put off by the 2,0 tag if 
you are a WB1.3 user though - it still works. 

Ncomm 's popularity is probably as much 
due to its ability to handle scripts as any- 
thing else. These allow short test programs 
to be written to hop on and off bulletin 
boards without having to do anything other 
than type "execute abc". 

Version 2.0 suffers in this respect as it has 
shareware plea requesters popping up now 
and again while in operation, for this rea- 
son alone, many users have refused to 
upgrade to the latest version. 

Jrcomm 

there are two problems with Jrcomm. 
The first: is the lack of a scrip! language, and 
the second that it is really long in the tooth 
now. 

Having said lhat r there are times when 
it's worth having in you red lection, both lor 
emergencies and for the odds, and sods of 
jobs that Ncomm and Term might not be 
able to handle. 

For instance, when a friend was trying to 
show me round CompuServe sume months 
ago, Ncomm simply couldn't handle the 
connection, and Jrcomm was press-ganged 
out ot retirement to save the day. 

However, on the whole I would not use it 
lor everyday use. It's workable, but the 
other options are now far better and easier 
to use. 

Term 2.2b 

Usable with WB2 only, Term has much 
to offer in terms of flexibility over Ncomm 
iind (rcomm. Fn return, it is much more 
complex to set up. The Phone Book setup 


is where the power of this terminal pro- 
gram lies, as it is here that each individual 
BBS number can have a tailor-made set of 
options set. 

Instead erf scrip! s f Term allows the use 
of Atox interfacing, as well as a variety 
ot time and energy saving options. 

For instance, one option allows CLI 
commands to be entered when running 
ihe program (very handy if you suddenly 
realise you need to format a disk in an 
emergency). 

The documentation isn't the greatest 
in the world, but does Lei I you what you 
need to knoxv initially. After that it's a 
matter of asking around on the networks 
Lo discover your optimum settings. 


Best BBSs 


ASPECTS 

Manchester 
Sysop: Dave Gorski 

Modem no: 061-792 0262 
Fidonet: 2:250/107 

This has Lo be my favourite board, if for 
no other reason than it’s the one I * point" 
off. 

Aspects has little in the way of frills and 
fancies, but concentrates instead on giv- 
ing the user a wide range of messaging 
facilities, and oodles of files to choose 
From. 

Also supported are several offline read- 
ers (OLRs) which allow users to collect all 
the messages they want to read, down- 
load them in a batch, reply offline, then 
upload those replies. 

The board has two telephone lines, one 
for general users and another for those 
who have sent the sysop a small donation. 
This donation (at £10 per annum) allows 
lull use of a Fast modem at the EJBi end. 

NGiVsubscribers are limited to use ol 
the subscriber's line at peak BT rate peri- 
ods only r when the board isn't too busy. 

Dave Gorski is also the moderator oF 
the Amiga UK echo which means Fie has 
to keep a dose eye on what is being said, 
and ensure that messages remain on topic 
In the echo. 



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RED ROSE 

Preston 

Sysop: Tony Walker 

Modem no: 0772-652212 
Fidonet: 2:252/309 


Similar to Aspects in many ways, Red Rose 
is also a supporter oF messages and Cites, 
However fhere are some online games 
available, one of which is Featured in these 
pages, 

This particular game is a little like a lot- 
tery. It is presented In the n,s,e,w style of 
the standard text adventure, but from a 
brief took it seems fairly random rather 
than logical. 

One of the strengths of this board is 
the file areas. Workbench 2 alone has hun- 
dreds of files available, and Tony is always 
on I he lookout for more. 

A|| the file areas ! r ve seen have been 
well laid out with informative notes 
attached to the filenames, 

Tony is also happy to support points 
from his system, which is a big plus when 
you get the bog and really can't afford to 
read and reply Id acres of messages 
online. 


061 FOR 
AMIGA 

Manchester 
Sysop: Andy Grifo 

Modem no: 061-799 4922 
Fidonet: 2:250/120 

II you're into games r this is definitely a 
board to look at. Although message areas 
and tiles are available, online fun is the 
principal attraction here. 

Andy even runs a belling system which 
allows users who aren't so hot at gaming 
to wager download credits on the ouL» 
come of games played between experts. 
It's certainly an interesting way to 
encourage users who might bo a little shy 
to participate in the fun, 

To prevent you spending hours erf time 
on the board, which not only puts your 
bills up„ but stops others getLing on the 
meantime, the hdpfites for the various 
games are available for download. 

This way you can study the rules and 
tactics carefully while offline. I've found 
this a very friendly board, although a little 
confusing to navigate at times. 

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BBS directory 

The following list contains a selection of BBSs from all over the country who are 
actively looking tor new callers. All operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 

There are hundreds of others not listed, and these boards will probably all hold 
lists of other boards in their areas. Simply dial in and ask I he sysop for advice to 
lind the best board for your interests and phone bill. 

Please note that, white these numbers are believed to be correct at the time ol 
writing, bulletin boards do come and go, so if you are consistently getting no 
answer, especially in the middle of the night, please try again another time. 

You just might be frying to connect your modem lo a very annoyed voice on the 
other end of the line. 


Clipper 

091-265 1916 

: Black Dog Towers 

081 -m 3472 

; Red Submarine 

0307 818919 

! Hotel 

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f>1 for Amiga 

071-377 1358 

■ Severn Side 

0452 611342 

Burning Chrome 

0428 727060 

Protocol: 

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061-486 6542 

Demo factory 

0892 516304 


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0293 531261 

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Foon 

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Mininet-3 

0642 6QB751 

Northpaul 

0236 727991 

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Spectromagk 

0525 222048 

New Health 

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System! 

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Metnet is enormous. With fen phone lines 
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One of the reasons for its popularity is 
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Hull, unlike the rest of Britain, has its own 
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local and national message areas, In addi- 
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progress. 

Worth a call even if you are outside the 
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Com ms jargon 


ZMQDEM: This is a tom nnunfcat ions protocol which controls the method by 
which Uli e j H transferred between your modem and the remote modem. 

Currently this is the most commonly used, so if your host the BBS you call - offers 
this option you would be as well to use it 

Data Is sent In blocks and if an error is detected due lo a noisy line, or a bad block 
length check, transmission of that block wilf halt and the block will be sent again, 

I here is also usually an option to resume transfer. This is handy ff the line gets so 
bad that no more data can be sent. Data you have already received Is held, and when 
you redial on a 1 hopefully) better line, instead of downloading the whole file again, 
Zmodem ensures that you resume from where you stopped. 

Beware though if you download to RAM, as resetting your machine will lose the data 
you have already received unless you save It to floppy or hard disk first* 

FLOW CONTROL: Sometimes it is useful for the connection rale between your 

p* 

Amiga and modem to be different from that between your modem and the remote 
modem, This is called flow control, 

ft is intended to ensure your computer and modem don't lose bits of data between 
them. The most common is controlled by the hardware and is called RTS/CT5 and 
there is also a software controlled one called KON/XOFF. 

These are set up using both the Amiga preferences and your terminal software set* 
lings, and both modem and computet must agree on the settings used, 

BAU D RATE: This refers to the numbers youTt see bandied about like 2.4Q0, 9 r 600 
and so on. Basically if you connect two modems at 2,400, the maximum cps (characters 
per second) which can be transmitted is 240. 

Similarly a 9,bOQ connection will give a maximum of 960 cps. This is only the maxi- 
mum though, and if your telephone connection suffers from crackles and hisses the 
transmission rate may drop tremendously, 

Another point to remember Is that if your modem is faster than the one at the 
other end;, you will on^ be able to receive data at the rate the other end can transmit 
it 


MNP: diis stands for Microcom Networking Protocol, If that leaves you cold, don"! 
worry. The various MNP standards are methods of noise suppression and data 
compression. 

For instance, if you have a noisy line, data may be lost during transmission. Using 
error correction, the effect of the noise is suppressed. Data is transmitted in blocks, 
with a checksum included. If the received checksum and data block don't match the 
data will be re sent until they do. 

Data compression on the other hand attempts lo squash the data being transmitted 
in order to shorten transmission time. This works well with files which haven't been 
compressed already, but the result is virtually unnotkeable on pre-compressed files, 

FIDONET; Throughout the world there are bulletin board which collect messages 
from their local users, then use the FFdonet system to pass those messages to their des- 
tination at other BBSs. Every night - and sometimes at other limes too - each Fidonet 
BBS receives a packet oF messages from the board behind EL In the chain, stores them 
for its own users, adds on messages From its own users then waits for ihe BBS ahead of 
it in the chain to call and collect the resulting package. 

ECHOES; Message* From BBS users are placed in different ‘files", each called an 
echo. Each echo deals with a particular subject so BBS users don't have to wade 
through oceans of messages of no interest to them to find what they do want, 

There are at least a dozen or so Amiga specific echoes which travel around either UK 
only BBSs or all round the world. You can compare notes with BBS users in Canada, 
Australia, or anywhere else In the world, all for the price of a local call. 

These echoes are public, in other words anyone anywhere can read them,, and usu- 
ally write messages in them too. For private communication there >is another system 
called Netmail 


NETMAIL: If you want to send a message to a particular person, which you don't 
want others to read, you need to use Netmail. Most BBS sysops will happily allow the 
transmission of Netmail, although some ask for a fee to rid so, and some won't handle 
it at all, 

Use Netmail when what you have to say is either confidential, or simply of little or 
no interest to other users of the echo. It is extremely annoying to spend time online 
reading an exchange between two people who are chatting about which of their local 
pubs to meet up in ne.nl week. 






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of the screen (see diagram). 

At First, the only object visible is the 
Fight source, represented by a star, but 
others are merely a couple of dicks away, 

Model4D uses a hierarchical object 
structure similar to Redl3D's approach, so 
start by clicking on the hierarchy icon to 
bring up a table ol objects. This is blank to 
begin with, so we'll follow the author's 


own example project, which you'll find in 
the on -disk user manual 
Click on the Create button found at the 
bottom of the hierarchy panel, then on 


rename, and type in the name 'Teapot 1 
Now click on the Go To button to ma^ 
Teapot our root object. 

To add the body of the teapot, selec 


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a**# screens full of exploding matter 
- jut ihe least him of I he game 
* rag pay ample testament to the 
iiChoir % me of the Am^a's talents with 

T >»? objective, as In all games based 
■mAHide (xef?ocft/r? - Ed)„ is to kill as 
my aliens as possible before your 
totte demise. To aid the player in 
!^ri Uhefe is one simple feature - the 

: »rry asteroid in the game will break 
m into three smaller pieces when 
M i iKin, and many of the mini aster- 
r etease blue power crystals when 



11 collected, these tan boost the 
r.tf i bonus scoreat the end of the 
* but it“s a rash and short-lived 
who collects them all. 

Tb rs h because when an alien ship 
"les up two or more crystals it 
Ibm behind a power-up when uibse- 
*a*ftfly destroyed by the player. In 
: - ort when a complete attack wave 



is destroyed,, a power up will be left 
behind by the last ship to die. 

Power ups include faster shots, 
three-way fan fire, shields, and so on, 
and are essential for a long and happy 
alien murdering career. The wise player 
will therefore avoid picking up too 
many crystals and will always be alert 
to the appearance of attack waves. 

Without the various nut- job power- 
ups, among the handiest of which has 
to be three way fire, the appearance of 
attack waves will signal nothing more 
than the closing curtain on a final act 
which would make Hamlet look like an 
essay in pacifism. 

Not the most Intimidating of charac- 
ters in their own right, the aliens in 
Cybernet ix can quickly swamp the player 
by sheer force of numbers and a ten- 
dency towards suicidal attacks which 
even Hezbollah would be proud of. 

The most fanatically involved of ihese 
red-eyed, screaming, banzal-wailing 
(that's enough ludicrous adjectives - Ed) 


lunatics is the aptly named Assassin droid. 

This little blighter appears in the sec- 
tor, represented by a red dot on the 
scanner, and hurtles toward the player 
faster than an enraged neighbour in 
whose garden one s cat has just defe- 
cated. i ll leave you to figure out for 


yourself how to deal with the Assassin, 
but please watch out for the level in 
which an entire wave of assassins 
comes looming over the horizon, A 
change of underwear can often be the 
only noticeable result of this 
encounter. 


ietix 


j 

start 
jins to 
.uitable 
jation. 
I with a 

control 

match. 



I’eapot" 
Id make 

t, select 



- - ‘ m the Tools menu, and whE-n the 
appears select the appropriate 
m " of divisions for your machine, 

more divisions, the smoother and 
* f .? tailed an object will be r so for 
iA 3 -ners r raise the default level to 
J z~-z - ar A5QQ owners a suitable choice 
De 10 ro 15. 

? *e stick to wireframe mode r all users 
3 r 30 divisions, but unaccelerated 
iKS should be prepared for a long wart 
•h- "efidering the final object. 

Divisions 

OK, let's create that teapot. Click on 
3i confirm your choice of divisions, 
fei _ 3r-. out a vertical axis by clicking 
■ v if h the mouse button - once at 
of the axis, then again at the 

Mom, 

mark out a C-shaped semicircle 
m : -e side of the axis line, and double 
- 1 on the last point. 

: One teapot body. Notice that it 
x. in the hierarchy list as !V object w J 
►*- ; ick on Rename to give it a more 



descriptive title, such as ,, bady ,!, . 

To make the lid f repeat the above pro- 
cess, shaping your lid just above the main 
body. It's a good idea to allow the lid to 
protrude mlo the body, as a bit ol overlap 


will ensure a more organic wholeness for 
our teapot. 

Again, for the spout, use the lathe tool 
this lime marking out an axis at the cor- 
rect tilt for the spout of your average bev- 


erage dispenser. The spout will tend to 
look a little like a gun barrel, but in a pro- 
gram which has no organic modelling, 
this is to be expected. II you don't like it, 
you can always spend £300 on one of the 
commercial packages. 

Our last feature, the handle, requires 
ModeMD's other construction tool, the 
lathe function, so select this tool now. A 
requester will pop up asking for the size - 
or depth - of the extrude,, and as our han- 
dle will be fairly thin, a value of ter will do 
lor now. 

Click on OK, then mark out the handle 
by clicking once for each point on its out- 
line. Remember that unlike the Lathe tool, 
Extrude works fine with closed shapes, so 
mark out a broad C shape, and double 
click as usual to finish. 

Now that the teapot is finished, go to 
the Preferences menu^, and choose 
Viewmode/f lai to see the object in solid 
form. Now dick on the palette edil icon 
and mess about until you find a colour 
which suits your taste in teapots. 

To change the colour of the objects, 

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> 

click on the name of the object in the 
hierarchy list then on the colour of your 
choke and the screen will be redrawn Lo 
show the change. Do this lor every part of 
the teapot, then prepare to render. 

To make the most of our rendered 
scene, go to the Project menu and the 
Screen item. Two sub-items are available. 
Interlace and overscan, both of which 
apply only to the screen cm which the ren- 
der takes place. Turn both on by clicking 
on them, then select render and sit back, 

On slower machines, the process can 
take quite a while, but on larger machines 
a minute or so should see the teapot in 
glanous HAM. 

As ModeMD is written in compiled 
Basic, its maths routines could be speeded 
up somewhat, but then if you register as a 
shareware user, you will receive all Future 
updates direct Irom the author, so what 
are you waiting lor? 

full instructions on the program's 
many other features can be found in the 
on-disk user manual. Have a ball (or 
should I say a Gourad-shaded sphere?). 


Shareware 
needs you! 


Please remember that many of the pro- 
gram distributed on Lhe Amigo 
Computing CoverDisk are shareware 
releases. This means that the authors 
have kindly allowed you, the reader, to 
sample the program before paying for 
it. 

If you decide to keep a program and 
intend to use it regularly, you should 
register as a shareware user with the 
author. Full details on how to register 
can be found, where appropriate, in the 
on-disk documentation. 

Shareware author if they don't 
receive enough registrations, will even- 
tually stop releasing programs to the 
public, which would dry up an indis- 
pen stole supply of superb software. 
Keep the faith, and keep sending those 
fivers! 


ImageLab 


Author: Gary Mi 1 1 lo rn 

ImageLab is a shareware program 
designed to enable users to transform 
their IFF images using a wide range of 
image man i pul at ion and processing fea- 
tures. The results, though not perhaps of 
ADPro standards, can be impressive. 

The program works either overlaid on 
the Workbench screen or in a full screen of 
its own r and all operations are earned out 
from either the drop-down menus or 
through keyboard short-cuts. 

This can be a little confusing at first, 
because the default is a half screen with 
menus available from either the ImageLab 
window Of the image screen, but you get 
used to it. 

Using ImageLab, it is possible to carry 
out the usual cut and paste graphics edit- 
ing processes found in most paint pack- 
ages, but there are many other functions, 
some of which can produce exotic results. 

Flip, invert, and rescale are present as 
usual but the ability to pixel ise, convert to 
greyscale, sharpen, and smooth an image 
will be new to most, and the more way 
out functions such as Fast Fourier 
Transformations and the various filters will 
be a complete mystery. 

Luckily, the author's excellent on-disk 
documentation contains a complete run- 
down of all the program's functions. 
Using this, and a suitable IFF image (there 
wasn't space on the disk to supply nne r 
Km afraid) the experimenLative user can 
employ ImageLab either as a workhorse 
image processor or as an excellent educa^ 
tional tool lo demonstrate the various 
image techniques which are available, 
how they work, and their effects. 


Canon Utils 


Author: Wolf Faust 



tvnonprrf and F&rirjfrap nltf-fU* COFtlrt^ Mw 
8} 1 0 Mipremffjf ftny 

The Canon B|10 bubblefet printer has over 
the past year become one ol the most 
popular printers in the Amiga scene, and 
the AC offices have received an increasing 
number of enquiries about printer drivers 
and using the Canon to the best of its 
abilities. 



For all you bubblejette^ out there, we 
decided it was high time to distribute a 
Canon printer driver on the CoverDisk, 
thus saving you the hassle or finding one, 
and us the hassle of answering ail those 
enquiries! lhe Utils package is supplied 
with a Canon BJ10 printer driver* an 
installer program for those who aren't sure 
where the printer driver should go, and 
two Workbench 2 -only preferences pro- 
grams used to control the printer from 


Workbench disk and place the Cover Os- 
in DFEh 

Now open the various windows ur*. 
the Canon Utils drawer is visible and t : 
on the Install icon. Single floppy users .-.i 
have a bit of disk swapping to q 
through, but otherwise the printer & ive 
will work fine, 

if any problems crap up during mXd 
Idtion, reboot with your Workbench dsi* 
open a Shell window and type (one line 


Workbench. 

■Even without these programs, the 
printer driver will work fine, but all you 
lucky Workbench 2.xx users will have a 
few extra options. 

To begin, make sure that your B|10 Is 
connected and that the DIF switch settings 
are as specified in the 
on -disk d a cu menta- 
tion, then bout from 
your normal 

Workbench disk. 

Make sure there's 
at least 20k Iree space 
for the printer driver, 
then insert the 
CoverDisk in a free 
floppy drive r If you 
only have one floppy 
drive, ejecL the 


CO PI CflVEtD ISI3T JLIT !ES/ t III DNfl J 1fl_U T E It 

CAHOH9J10 TO PmrPlEHIEIS 

Workbench 2,04 users who wish to msis 
the two prefs programs will need an 

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26k or so of space on the Workbench diskj 
and can install the fontshop and 
CanonPrets programs by simply dragging 
the icons to Workbench's Prefs drawer. 

Step two is to run Preferences and 
select The CanonS) 10 drive r r then save 
□uL. From now on, your printing problems 
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The driver supplied by Wolf Faust offers 
several major enhancements to anyone 
who has previously struggled with a non* 


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page lengths are now totally user-control- 
I able, as are tab settings and greyscale 
conversion. 

Workbench 1.3 6(10 users will never 
find a better excuse than the two addi- 
tional programs to upgrade to the new 
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CanonPrefs enables the setting of tab 
lengths, ideal for printing tables of data, 
tweaking For greyscale conversion,, and 
that all important top margin, removing 
that annoying tendency ol some printer 
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Fontshop will makE the use of custom 
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font data to the BflO belore printing takes 
place. 

Users can select a font, decide whether 
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the baseline, and cpi (characters per inch) 
values, then download the entire selection 
to the Prefs drawer to ensure that each 
time the BJ10 is used, these settings are 
also brought into play. No matter which 


Think you can do better? 
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We art always on ih* look-out for new, quality Amiga 
programs for the CcverDnk. If you Ihink you have writ- 
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Thp Amuo CumpuniKt CcverOisk i* used- by rhou- 
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IF you wish your program to be released as share- 
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Vciur submission MUSI be accom^amBd by Ike 
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the material on (Ms dtsk is mine. I didn't «M IE from someone efe*. Il b^lban puttoWWm Arid l 
haven't submitted «t dwWhere because I want Amiga Computing I* publish it I imdersUnd that t*t ^ut- 
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TAME 


Author: Anthony Ball 

Turbo Amiga Map Editor is a shareware 
release ol a commercial quality map edi* 
Lor currently being used by a number of 
software houses to produce maps for 
platfonn-styte arcade games. 

Unlike some shareware releases in this 
category, iL is not crippled by having its 
save function disabled, but will quit out 
after 30 minutes or so of use. 

The dedicated avoider of shareware 
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saving out a file, then running the pro- 
gram again, but for all those program- 
mers Serious about producing their own 
platform games, the £50 asking fee lor 
the unrestricted version of this excellent 
map editor is surely a small price to pay. 
Start by loading the program, Then 
push the mouse pointer right to the top 
ol the screen and hold down the right 
mouse button To reveal thE menus. 


TAME's menus will not appear unless The 
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This in mind. 


From the Project menu, choose Auto 
Load files, then go into the TAME mapi 
directory and click on the file called 
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filled with a map on which to practice the 
program's features. 

packing up and pasting down blocks a! 
different locations is accomplished with 
the mouse buttons. |ust click with the 


right mouse button to pick up the bloc* 
under the pointer’s current position, then 
move it around and paste it down usin„ 


the left button. 

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Ezra Surf's Postbag 

Got something to i ay through the poges of AC? Ezra Surf h our 
nurltmiw, dedicated to sitting in o corner reading your letters and 
selecting the most interesting far publication* 

Drop him a fine at; 

Ezra Surfs Postbag, Amiga Computing , 

Europa House, Adlington Park, 

Macclesfield SK10 4NP. 

Please don 't enclose sacs as Ezra just hasni 
got enough paper to reply personally* He might also 
hove to shorten your letters , so don t be offended if you end up get 
ting the chop , 


Boring Borland? 

>ank5 to the AC team tor produc- 
g such an excellent mag. I have just a 
‘e^'i questions, which I hope you will 
answer* 

• H the Amiga used in any part oF the 
J * iking of Amiga Computing? 

# .Vhy don't the big PC software compa- 
■ rs tike Microsoft, Borland, Aldus,, and 

■tiers support the Amiga, even i i they 
,i_;t port their programs from the IBM to 
- e Amiga? The Amiga is more than capa- 
ste ol handling them. 

* is it true that Commodore will stop 
reducing the A2Q0O7 

A Jam, tfuwort 

I'nigas are used in almost every aspect of 
rrf Amiga Computing production pru- 
:?ss. Alt software and hardware Is obvi- 
auifp tailed on Amigos, at! copy is written 
«n g Amigos and papular wordproces- 
. ;rs used i?y thousands of our readers, 


and all screen grabs are token slroMjhl 
from Amiga monitors. 

On the down side, it is not possible to 
toy out the magazine on Amigas , even 
using the latest Amigo DTP packages. The 
Europress group is a /urge and flexible 
organisation producing a vonfo ty of mag ■ 
azines, most of whkh are not Amiga 
titles, and os a result it would be wasteful 
of resources to train specific art editors in 
the use of specific machines. 

As for your second question, forge PC* 
based software houses tend not to part 
software over to the Amiga because the 
Amigo market fs too Jimotf to justify the 
investment 

This doesn't just affect Amiga owners, 
however. Quark Xpress Is only now 
appearing in its PC version, despite bav- 
ing been the undisputed king of the Mac 
DTP packages for some yean. 

Commodore have already begun to 
scale down A2QQQ production r and as far 
oi Britain Is concerned at least , they have 


stopped altogether . The A2QQ0 wtti not 
suffer as much as the AS GO from the 
advent of new machines, though, as the 
new Amigos will ohnosf certainly support 
the Zarro expambn stot standard. 

With continued support from 
Commodore for Zorro as the industry 
standard expansion slot, manufacturers 
are sure to continue refooifog products for 

theAlSQOmOO. 

Shortie 

I bet this letter gets printed last. I also 
have an ST, Do i win £10? 

Darren Morris, Bradford 

it didn't You do? No. 

A600 hater 

Being a devoted reader of Amiga 
Computing for three months now, I 
among many other readers eagerly 
awaited details of the ""Fabulous" A6Q0. I 
couldn't believe what I read when it 
finally arrived., The new Amiga would 



have been an Amiga owner tor five years now, and until recently 
my trusty A5Q0 1 .2 has never given me a single problem, I always 
expected that something oi otFier would go wrong with my com- 
outer sooner or later, despite the care and attention I have 
given it. 

Basically, my internal dove has packed in. I know it's repairable, 
out it J s the way in which it died which is most annoying. 

\ recently purchased a game, and on loading I noticed that my 
drive was making a tonskferable amount ot clicking, whirring, and 
grinding. From my experience, I understand that all this is due to 
■he amount oF copy protection placed on disks these days, forcing 
■he drive head to read unusual parts of the disk. 

I he software did in fact work, but afterwards none of my 
Amiga DOS disks would work. Even Workbench reported 
read/write enron. 

I have tried re^aligriing the drive and cleaning ii, but through 
using a disk sector editor l have deduced that DFfr still refuses to 
read tracks 78 and 79, which renders most software useless. I can 
only assume that the ridiculous amount of copy protection on the 
game disk has destroyed my drive.. 

Fair enough, five years is a long time Foe a drive to linger on, 
out surely copy protection doesn't have to be so intense. Pirates 
will always find a way around on-disk protection, so why can't 


software companies think of Lhe 
health of the disk drive as well? 

Bj Barkley, Huddersfield 


Not q single software house has come clean and admitted that 
heavy on-disk protection cun be detrimental to l he health of 
Amiga floppies , despite the fact fbtfl many users have for some 
time suspected this as a cause of the inordinately high occurrence 
of internal drive fatalities within the first year or jo of an Amfoas 
life 

Your own interna) drive was overdue for replacement when the 
game in question was used, so if coufo be a case of lhe fast straw 
and the camel's hack, but there is mounting evidence to suggest 
that on ’disk protection is kiifing drives fike a plague in the height 
of summer. 

What can you do about if? Not a lot, i'm afraid . IfotiJ £bf soft- 
ware industry, perhaps as represented by EtS-P.A, decides to oart> 
me this issue, software houses will continue to be driven by 
economical considerations and will continue to release gomes 
designed to be as difficult to copy as possible. 

If this means they damage disk drives, the punter wifi ahvays 
blame the game's manufacturer, but remember the pirates who 
ofso He at the roof of the problem. 


Alien concept 


I would like to point out that the hit 
about Alien 3 in Gamer issue 10 was 
entitled '“Hudson! We are leaving?". After 
watching Aliens again just to make sure, 

I came to the conclusion that Hick's 
actual words were "Drake! We are 
leaving!". 

I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure 
after watching the film at least 1 7 times. 

ffochord Horrhon, BortthOry 

Your letter was passed an to Gamer edi- 
tor, Dan Whitehead [ whose reaction was 
"what can we do wftft ftiese people?*. 

I think a Utile artistic licence Is in 
order wften you consider how bard our 
Gamer stoff drink, er, work, ferdes, are 
you Jure you've gat the quote correct? 
Perhaps a few dozen more viewing s arc 
in order,., 

sell at £380 and boast virtually no 
improvements chip- wise over the A 500 
Plus. 

Additionally, the happy purchaser 
would get a dubious smart card slot and 
a funky designer keyboard without a 
numeric keypad] Future upgrading was 
to be made impossible through the use 
of surface mounted chips, and existing 
peripherals were rendered useless by the 
omission of a DMA port. 

In compensation for this, there are 
internal hard doves without RAM expan- 
sions that seem to soar in price as they 
get larger. Come on Commodore! IF you 
are bent on downgrading existing 
machines, why don’t you downgrade 
the price too? 

Next I’ll be honest and tell you that 
95 per cent of my software is pirated. In 
my defence, I would like to say that soft- 
ware sellers in Stavanger have a 
monopoly, and prices are from £30 up. 

Also, cracked games are out earlier 
than originals over here, and often come 
with cool loading intros and optional 
trainer modes. 

We all know that the vast majority ol 
games released these days aren't worth 
the money, but to satisfy my conscience 


Amiga fainpuffog November ) 9 < *1 





Letters 



Y 0U r excellent Amiga Competing is very hard to find in Poland, but I've bought a few 
hsucs which I ’m very happy with. 

However, the (line <ssue is not available in Cracow, so 1 was not able Lo obtain the 
Superbase instruction booklet, Please let me know where I tan gel my hands on a copy. 

Knyttlof SbWgtom^ Ooecw 4 Poland 

Back issues can always be ordered front Europress WriKt using the form normally printed 
with the Europms Direct advertisement in each issue. The address to send your order to is: 

Europress Direct, Freepost 
Ellesmere Port, South Wirral L 65 3£B 

Fhe order number for the fane issue If 9748 and it will tost you £3. ?0, For readers jn 
Eastern Europe who hove rffflruHto getting copies of the magazine, I'd suggest you post a 
message in our Cfcurffef section appealing for contacts in your area. 

; r j ^ ivoj /. Amiga user dubs can form and grow, ond jomeone fn the dub is bound to 

have the issue you're looking for 


> 

\ treat pirated games as shareware. \ 
send money to the company Involved 
depending on how much I liked the 
game. Ingenious,, no? 

/oris, Hoinfjord, Norway 

Sod attempt to ossuoge a guifly con- 
science* yes, ingenious, no, if the vast 


In response lo ihe growing number 
of letters we are receiving from FMG 
customers, we thought a few answers 
might be In order, Commodore sup- 
plied the following information; 


« 95-98 per cent of FMG machines 
were located and dealt with within 
ten days of the Commodore gaining 
access to TMG's warehouse. 

# All extended three year warranties 
taken out with FMG will be honoured 
by Commodore. 

* As there were thousands of 

machines in FMG's warehouse at any 
one time, some may turn out to be 
unt rateable for one reason or 
another. Users whose machines have 
disa p pea r e d s h o u I d c o n tact 

Commodore on 0628 77Q088 and 
lodge a claim for compensation. 


majority of games aren 't worth fbe 
money, why are they stilt worth pirating ? 
f for one wotr ldn f t piay o busy platform 
pome whether it wos free or bought and 
paid for. 

On a brighter note, your objections to 
the A600 should soon be answered. If 
only portly. Commodore have just con- 
firmed the A600 price drop, and the 
machine will now retail at £299 wi'Ehouf 
bard drive. 

The fOfFjponp continues to make no 

excuse for the fact tbo! (be A60Q is a 

■ 

"closed architecture" Amiga, As far as 
Commodore is concerned, the A600 is 
meant fa be expanded from the outside 
and the outside only. 

for the foreseeable future , this means 
we're all pinning our hopes on the PC1W- 
CfA smart cord slot. With its industry 
standard architecture offering^ in elec- 
tronic terms, virtually everyfftfng a DMA 
port can do, it should stowty attract a 
growing number of peripherals , 


A2Q0Q blues 

rd like to paint out to the many A50Q 
owners wha've expressed their disap- 
pointment with the release of the A60Q 
that they really have nothing to worry 
about. At least, not In comparison with 
owners of the AT 500/2000. There is a 


huge A500 user base, and as you have 
been quick to point out, third-party 
developers will surely continue to sup- 
port the machine for some time. 

We A1 500/2000 owners form a 
much smaller group, and it is by no 
means certain that we will continue to 
enjoy such lasting support. 

Many A5Q0 
peripherals have taken 
ages to appear on the 
A2OQ0, and there are currently no 
plans to release the CD-ROM drive for 
my machine. Peripherals are already 
appearing on the A50Q and selling 
cheaper than their A2O0Q equivalents, 
despite having their own cases andi 
PSUs. 

With the arrival of the new 1 mid- 
range Ami gas Imminent, we have very 
little to look forward to. It is extremely 
unlikely that the new chip set will be 
usable on the A15O0, even though 
Commodore could issue it as a slol in 
expansion card. 

The only consolation we have is that 
the rumoured replacement will be in a 
case so thin that it will only have room 
for two Zorro slots. 

Have you noticed, how many firms 
which advertise in Amiga magazines 
have started to advertise PCs alongside 
their Amigas? Surely they wouldn't go 
to such expense if there wasn’t a real 
and significant demand from Amiga 
owners going over to the PC in disgust 
at the continued antics of Commodore? 

Paul ffrowne, Bradford 

You soy that there is a small user base 
far the more serious Amigas, yet ibe 
number of peripherals which can only be 
used in A15QQ/2Q00 machines Increases 
ail the ffrne^ and the development of 
serious software mare suited to an aceel 
crated A20Q0 continues apace. 

This doesn't Indicate fa me the death 
of the A 15W2QQ0, In addition t the new 
mid-range machines are bound to be 
priced beyond the pockets of tbe overage 
A5O0 owner, which means that fhe rrum- 
be r of new Amigas in tbe morfcei is 
unlikely to outstrip the number of 
At5Qfy2QQQs for quite some time, 

For these reasons, I d be very surprised 
if the existing Amiga workhorse didn 't 
continue to enjoy a healthy existence for 
at feas t a few pears. 

As for certain companies becoming so 
desperate for sales that they advertise 
PCs to an Amiga audience , I've not seen 
one of the ads fn question,, but wouldn ‘ t 
be surprised' if fbe habit spreads. 

PC price euJs maise what is feu by a 
computing dinosaur with go- faster bits 
added seem an attractive proposition., 
but how many Amigo owners faced wffb 
enormously expensive software, ivtcom- 
patibUity problems, , and Ehe basic primi- 
tives of the PC would go over after a 
long hard think? Not many. 


Speedy service 


I have been an Amiga user for a 
number of years now, mainly in the 
wordprocessmg department. After 
buying the memory hungry 
Word worth wordpracessor, l 
decided to expand my computer's 
memory lo 2Mb with the Power 
Computing tMb trapdoor card with 
the connector for existing 
expansions. 

Scraping together the cash, I sent 
off a cheque, and 36 hours later my 
board arrived. Great! Some memory 
at last, 1 think. However, things did 
not gt> to plan, as the connector to 
my 5 T 2k board didn't quite fit, and 
when it did it wouldn't recognise my 
battery backed-up clock. 

A call to Power Computing s teth 
oka! helpline advised me to check 
my original board, and if ah else 
failed to ring back. On ringing back, I 
was advised to return the 1Mb card 
for a replacement This has arrived 
and is working perfectly in just over 
one week from my original order 
being posted. 

Can I just say well done and thank 
you to Power Computing? Why can’t 
all other companies provide the 
same speedy service? 

fon Wiles, Washington 

A for of the more established Amiga 
dealers and peripheral companies pro- 
vide excellent service just as Power 
Computing do r The problem with letters 
pages is that we so seldom receive let- 
ters from satisfied customers. 

Morf of the letters we receive ton- 
cxmlng after-sales service ore of the dis- 
gruntled variety f and to print many ol 
them would risk a serious imbalance in 
the way mail order in general, and 
some companies in particular, are 
viewed. 

To rectify fins situation* the Amiga 
Market section this month contains a 
maft order reader survey, I strongly 
urge anyone who has had dealings 
with one of our mail order advertisers., 
whether good bad or Indifferent* to 
complete the survey and return it. 

If, and only if, enough readers reply, 
full survey results will be printed in the 
Market. This should hopefully pinpoint 
the good companies and those whose 
customers are dis satisfied r and if the 
exercise is successful ft will be repeated 
at regular intervals. 

This is your chance to provide some 
powerful feedback to tbe mail order 
people, so if you don't take k you really 
have only yourself to blame when bad 
service goes unpunished and good ser- 
vice unrewarded. 


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la you are ihe tale si 'Zapsac carry case and 


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* Amigo A 600 single drive 

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* l Mb memory 

Push Over Silly Putty 

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* Mouse and Manuals 


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£339” 


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t Buill in TV Modulator 

* Mo u se and Mon u ols 1 Mb Memory 
■ EPIC, Rome, Myth, Trivial Pursuits 
(language lab edition}, Amiga Text, Deluxe 
Point III, 


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please phone our sales team, i Prices include postage). 


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29 99 

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24.99 

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44.99 

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24.99 

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24.99 

Sim Ci(y 

24.99 

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24.99 

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24.99 

Trivial Pursuit 

45.99 

Ultimate Basketball 

24.99 

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24.99 

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REFERENCE 

Complete works of Shakespeare 24.99 
Gu i nness Wor I d of Records 3 1 .99 

E ledronk Coo k Book 3 4 ,99 

MUSIC 

Karaoke Hils I 1 4.99 

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[Amiga Vision, Worth £99 FREE} 


AMIGA 1500+52 MB SCSI Hard Disc (inc. Amigo Vision worth £99 FREE) 

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(m t. Amiga Vision,, Night Breeds Days of Thunder, Wordwgrth worth £268.99 FREEJ 


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12 months warranty 
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1 Mb no clock £39,99 

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- E ATU RES* * Low profile, 080K formatting drive 
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It's possible to print out your carefully 
designed graphics without them becoming 
blotchy images of their former glorious selves. 
Ben Pointer looks at two revolutionary 
structured drawing packages 


be moved in order to mould the curve tin 

way you want it. 

Drawing pictures in this manner laltei i 
deal of getting used to, especially il you't 
become accustomed to the way art 
ages like Deluxe Paint work, so the mi 
the program can da to help you in the 
o( automatic processes and special effi 
the easier the transition will be. 


ProVector 


48 Amiga Computing 


Graphics 

P ainting prog rams are tine lor cre- 
ating graphics lor garner presen- 
tations,. slide Shows and anything 
else that is going to be displayed on the 
screen, but if your ultimate aim is to print a 
graphic then you'll probably already knew 
that these so-called bitmapped graphics 
tend to look quite bad on paper because 
ot the low resolution at which they are cre- 
ated. 

Sometimes reducing the scale can 
enhance the printed appearance of a 
bitmapped graphic, but reducing the 
scale, o! course, reduces the size. 

A better way to create graphics that are 
to be printed - for inclusion In a desktop 
published document, lor example, or per- 
haps a technical drawing - is to use a 
structured drawing package. Structured, or 


can be achieved with structured drawings 
on the caver of Issue 51 (August) of Amigo 
Gwipcrting. That graphic of the scales is a 
structured drawing. 

If you turn to page 22/23 ol that issue 
jrcx/ll see the graphic again, but this time 
much reduced. Notice that in both pic- 
tures ail the curves remain smooth. The 
yraphic is used yet again, in silhouette 
form, in the “Our Choice 1 ’ panels. 

The same graphic, three different stzes, 
ail with smooth curves. Vo u can't do that 
with bitmapped graphics. 

Nondescript 

One way of creating structured draw- 
ings is a little like modelling day, where 
you start with a nondescript lump and 
mould it into a recognisable object by 
kneading and shaving it, adding more day 
here and there where required. 

You can do a similar thing with any 
structured shape. A rectangle, for example, 
does not need to remain a rectangle - 
once you have created it you can puli it 
about and work on it until it looks like 
something else. 

All Control points at four comers can 
be moved to change its shape, end if you 
decide you want a kink in one side then a 
control point can be added between two 
others, which can then itself be moved 
around. 

Curved lines are defined by lour conLrol 
paints - two anchor points at either end 
of the curve, and two in-between which 
attract the line between the anchors like 
magnets, end so pull it into a curve. 
Again, these control points can a'-l 
be moved in order ta mould the 


The developers -ol Pro Vector are also v 
inventors af the IFF-DR2D Structun 
drawing standard. As HEM is to Am : 
bitmapped graphics and 85 VX is to Am* 
sound samples, so DR2D is to Amiga si 
lured drawings. Drawings created 
Projector are saved as Dfl2D. 

Other products that support DftZ 
include the Saxon Publisher an 
PageS beam desktop publishing progm 
Gold Disk's Professional Page ai 
PageSetter II programs dan J t want an 
thing ta do with DR2D, preferring U 
company's own ^dip" format as creal 
with Professional Draw, 

Drawings are created in ProVector 
a small number of tools tar basic shape; 
ellipse, rectangle, polygon and srm 
polygon, straight and curved fines, 
freehand. 

Line weight and colour are no nr 
selected before drawing an objf 
Weights are always specified in inc 
and/or fractions of inches, to five dttj 
places, and tan be any thickness fr< 
nothing right up lo several million inch&j 

Joined 

There are Five styles of line, and li 
can be joined together with mitred, 
el led or rounded corners. Colours ter 
or fills are chosen from a palette of 256 

Each has an RGB value ranging r\ 
0,0,0 (black) to 255,255,255 (white), 
you can specify CMY (cyan, magenij: 
low) values Irom 0 to 100 per cent, si 
you prefer this method. A maximum 
colours can be displayed on the scree - 

coloured ditile* 
terns are used 
approximate 
rest. 

Many people 
have no use 
colour as they 
be printing to 


vector, drawings have an advantage over 
bitmapped graphics in that the lines and 
shapes that comprise the graphic are held 
in memory as a series of mathematical 
equations. 

This means that mathematical opera- 
tions can be performed upon them to 
achieve ail sorts af spe- 
cial effects, including 
making them bigger and 
smaller, and it also 
means that they can be 
printed at your printers 
highest resolution capa- 
ble of the printer con- 
nected to the computer 
is capable of. 

There's a great 
example al the 
uaiity that 


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in which case a Mono option can 
2 - * ected to turn the palette automati- 
-jfr> n(o 2S6 dithered shades of grey, 

7' Bering can slaw down the program,, 
i * s can be turned on and off at will, 
the depth of the screen can be 
at any Lime to 1, 2„ 3 or 4 bit- 
(2 to 1 6 colours), 

■ /Vector works very much faster in 
ip : Dur mode, and the best productive 
fv ■ "ice is a depth of one, with dithering 
wdon. 

- well as fill colours, Projector sup^ 
f II patterns, There are 1 6 predefined 
is, and room for a further 1 6 of your 
.'eation. As with lines and fills, fill pat- 
en be in any colour from the palette 
*256. 

: : vector has the usual selection of 
3e-c structured drawing object manipula- 
■oofs. Any number o f objects, can be 
.□ed temporarily by activating the 


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Selection tool and dragging a box around 
them, For manipulation purposes, while 
this group is selected it is treated as a sin- 
gle object. 

Clicking on Lbe Group tool would turn 
the individual objects in the group into 
one abject. Far example you could draw a 
face bit by bat, where the head, eyes, and 
so on are all individual objects, and once it 
is finished you could group everything 
together so that the lace becomes a single 
object. 

The objects that comprise the face can- 
not then be edited - any changes made, 
like line weights or fill colours, would oper- 
ate on the whole group. Croups can be 
ungrouped at any time should you need to 
make further changed to individual 
objects, 

A Magnify tool will zoom in to an area 
as small as 6/1 OOOths of an inch for 
detailed work, and you can move around 
the page while magni- 
fied with either the win- 
dow sliders or the cursor 
keys. 

Talking of keys,, 
now might be a good 
time to mention that 
PraVector has an enor- 
mous number of sin- 
gle-key short-cuts that 
operate in much the 
same way as those in 
Deluxe Paint. 

Pressing m, for 
example, activates the 
Move toot, while M acti- 
vates the Magnet tool; c 
activates Clone, C aeti- 


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vales Change. The line weight of the 
selected objectfs) can be changed by 
typing the number and then pressing 
w. 

Any experienced Delude Paint 
user will tell you that 
these single-key ^ 
short-cuts can ^ 
greatly accelerate 
the rate at which you 
work. 

The Clone tooJ ^ 

duplicates the currently 
selected object or group, 
but there fs no facility provided 
to step-and-repeat, thus allowing you 
to duplicate a single object many times 
in one swoop. 

The Scale tool is a little betLer 
endowed, having a number of controls 
that allow for more accurate seating than 
doing it by eye. The Rotate tool has similar 
controls, letting you specify about which 
point the object should be rotated, and 
avowing the object to be cloned at the 
same time. 

If two objects overlap, 
then o m has to be 
"behind"' the other. If sev- 
eral objects overlap, then 
there has to be a "depth" 

□rder r The natural order is 
objects drawn later are 
placed "on top or 
objects drawn earlier, but 
this can be adjusted by 
means of the Front and 
Back tools, and also the 
Layers requester. 

Creating layers In 
Pro Vector is like placing 
an invisible sheet between 
groups of ob|ects. Objects 
drawn on top of this 
sheet may obscure part of the drawing 
underneath, but because the sheet is on 
top of them the objects underneath cannot 
be altered or edited. 

Any layer can be locked, 
hidden or made the cur- 
rent layer at any time, and 
any layer can be moved up 
one level, down one level, 
to the front or to the back. 

One feature we've not 
talked about yet is the Text 
took This supports two 
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si* of these are provided - Simple, Serif, 
5ans, Cyrillic, Greek and English. 

Two outl ine fonts are provided - Roman 
and Sans - and these are more like the 
Compugraph'c or Adobe fonts you would 
use for desktop publishing. Bui they are in 
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Baseline 

Text can be filled, outlined, scaled and 
rotated at will, plus there is the facility to 
force the baseline □! the text to follow the 
curves of a selected object. 

Any text editing is done in a small 
one-line string gadget rather than directly 
onto the screen, so multi pie lines of text 
can only be achieved by typing and posi- 
tioning each line one at a time. 

There is no text import facility, but all 
tent remains editable even after it has been 
placed on the page. Text can be turned 
into objects if you want, allowing you to 
alter the shapes of individual characters. 

Projector supports ARexx, and a few 
macros are supplied that add to the pro- 
gram's power by doing more complicated 
jobs automatically by using several built-in 
tools. 

The ARexx macros can be placed in a 


special User pull-down menu, and already 
in there you'll find some functions that do 
jobs as simple as centring an object to as 
complex as performing a gradient fill 

Often parameters will be needed to per- 
form a function - for instance, the gradient 
fill needs to know the start and end colours 
- and these are elicited from you by means 
of a simple requester. 

You don't get any help with these 
macros - although the manual describes 
ail of Projector's ARe** commands fully, 
there is no documentation as to how these 
ready- fo-use macros work, so you have to 
find out by trial and error. 

No doubt some powerful features 
indeed could be added to Projector by 
means of Aftexx macros - but to be able to 
write them you have to know Projector 
intimately, and how to program in ARexx 
of course. 

Projector can output the page - or any 
part of the page - to any Preferences 
printer, to HPGL plotters, as an IFFMUBM 
file (with dithered colours if required), and 
as PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript to 
SER:, PAP: or disk, with an option to rotate 
by 90 degrees. 


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Projector's font format. PSlmport has a 
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dard, the most important of them being 
that PostScript clipping paths are not sup- 
ported, which means that patterned tills in 
EPS files may spill out into the main draw- 
ing unless you specify No Patterns when 
importing, Stylus is improving DR2D to 
support clipping paths. 

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the font convenion, which doesn't 
support hinting or kerning, 
although this can be worked 
around by kerning by hand and 
by using the extra fast Floating 
Point version of Projector for 
printing graphics that include* 
text in small point sizes. 

As well as this FFP version, 
an optimised 680x0 version is 
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many objects on them, is saved in folio for- 
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And page* may be imported into docu- 
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ual drawing* may be saved as clips, and 
groups of related clips may be saved 
together in one file which can be imparted 
into Professional Draw (of course)* 
Professional Page, PageSetter II and 
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The look and feel of both prograrr 
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Genies 

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specified. 

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any Preferences printer, although imported 
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ability to create three-colour or 
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a colour PostScript device. 

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import and render.., but it's there if you 
need it. 

Unlike the ProVector manual, which ; 
certainly comprehensive but, probably as t 
consequence, a bit confusing for begin-j 
nets, the Professional Draw manual is writ- 
ten for the most part in simple English anc 

Includes a tutorial. 

When writing about two programs than 
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them for a while not to form an opinion as 
to which you think is the best, 

The only real advantages ProVector ha; 
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and the ability to import and ediL tPS fib 
with the additional PSImport module. In 
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2HB VERSION ADD £45 
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See nnWecrgsi l« ofafnaliye software packs, 
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A limited number of refurbished A500/ 1 500 s 
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Also, ash cbout refurbished printers, 590 and 


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WITH MATCHING DRIVE 
KEYBOARD, MOUSE + W8 1.1 
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ftohhyto PD Gtodh Pack 11 -its insert 

4 Ah DP P«k Ik. Fonhy Cp An ml Di u Tulof ^ 

Duvi Cover + mouse mot 

LO Blank Discs + ID Cnptfvty Disc Im 

^fFcwiith iwbe pry^ritk 

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Encdpiinnd dter so le-s stroke 


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(fflMHi few Gorral Lflnmingi 

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Coplain Plune" 25-99 

Dflusu Paint JII wilh uflirrujtion 79,99 

TTib Wbks Pldmum Wwd hfCKW Vekihftol 
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Hobby lu inFnnt, J«thh [specify) nr kron^ory 

Eduualiowi Pork 

1 D Blank Ebw +■ Sd C^iriTy bAable fa bes 26.9ft 
Mouse M + Dual Caver 
Jvptidc 


TOTAL VALUE 429 J? 

WITH ANLIGA/CBTV 49,99 
SEPARATELY 49.99 


WHAT THE CUSTOMERS SAT 

'ciiiiirek twirleiW aid rapid ffiipaiia la P1V proWrt — T MB ad 
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SPECIAL: Hit vrilli Srv K HO 9 PIN 
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* Fitting and Fnns 1/2 tiny nntoinis&cl training 

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ronuynnp ip In 1? Tenrn while ^ou play 
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Giildren's Gomes, 10 pact disc 


jkc Paint [l/flhfltoft Paint II or ElF or humic 
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TOTAL VALUE 

NTH WfliGA/CBTV 
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EAST AMOS - wmptee, simple? I pessiV, Fim-la-ute bcgmnr 

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Die Sifiipscffli Digila Ftunnz Accounts 

Hnbbyie PDGewls P«k - see po?d hafowu^il 
2D B bnk Die + 40 Capncify nhluDisr Sox 

Mu use V,ol. 3 j,\ toner & Mitraiwlrh Turk Joystick 
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TOTAL VALUE 
WITH MMM/CSTV 64.99| 
SEMJEATELt 79.99 


SPECIAL: Willi 3 greol boxed pmes and Dpaini [I] * 

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□nimatinn ivisleail nl Dpainl ll/ftialon Paint II {(Ml ren.} 


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WITH 4MIGA/CDTV 
SEPARATELY 
A5 ABOVE. PLUS PRO PAGE 3 AMD PRO DRAW 3 

VALUE 449.D0 
ADO 149.00 


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DS/HD discs. 8,99 50 Blank Wj/W dba _._.27,99 


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1 01 7.99 to Rrdicrd SOWS ...326.99 

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463,99 A57iHw 204 1MB 500 309,99 

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Pa film 2MS Filed 1u any of |f» above .„..(i2,99 


1.3 TO PUIS UPGRADE 

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GIbm 120-rD 1D8L99 

5ler LC20 117.35 

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MidVehi. __47.4D 

FVlD^lPral! _9if9 
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lnagin*Yl rr ,, l ..,IB6.ff 

Pro. Drew 3.. 69.99 

Rent 3D Jqg 1-1 ,,.63.99 
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Trie ft* 1.4, 229,50 
kaia MBi .............64.99 

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I CAD 3300 .._..23S,90 

VIDEO PRODUCTION/ 
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C/osii Das mS.,_ 22,75 

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Mge Setter, the system at the heart of the original GDO's Page util ity, is dead and T riunmvira !«■„ but there's no sign, of the Font Manager supplied with 

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Another day at the 

office < 


Stevie Kennedy tries to become a 
productive member of society with 
the aid of Gold Disk Office 2 



F or the Amiga owner In general, 
and the enthusiast in particular, 
nothing better promotes a warm, 
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™ 3 : - me than finding a solid practical 
4CC ration for that £400 investment. 

A &rd processing, sorting out the Family 
xoget, and even a bit of DTP can turn 
r- «niga from a nice little electrons toy 
r~: j partner for life. 

-ow much warmer would that satisfy- 
: -ner glow be if five productive pack- 
l£t could be squeezed into one software 
■ j die? T his is the question! many a mar- 
m r-q bod must haw posed a few years 
•jc f the explosion of "office" packages 
fc i. much to go by, and among the titles 
icawned by the greal niche hunt of 1 9&9 
ms uo!d Disk Office. 

Rough and ready 

ti tuning a very basic word processor, 
i npif database, a spreadsheet, a graph 
% ing utility, and the rough and ready 
:eSetter page layout tool, Gold Disk 
was hardly the most sophisticated 
Sickage in the world, but it was all there. 

-DG’s mixture and range ol features 
j- the standard for such packages, and it 
i i standard which, with the release of 
w n Office and GD02, has only recently 
seen surpassed, Probably the most dam- 


aging drawback of the original GDO was 
that: the individual elements were weak. 
Luckily, the degree of integration between 
them helped the whole to outstrip consid- 
erably the sum of the parts, but this often 
failed to temper the disappointing impres- 
sion of, say, the so-called wordprocessor. 

With the second release, Gold Disk 
have taken note ol the glaring weaknesses 
in the original and reworked most of the 
component parts to the extent that they 


no longer resemble their ancestors. 
Page, Graph and Calc have been 
translormedj and File has been given 
a facelift, but poor old Write still looks 
like a pensioner at an all-night rave - 
sad and out of place. 

Appealing 

For home users and small businesses 
with uodemand*ng requirements, GDQ2 
is a full order of magnitude mare appeal- 


E 

ing than its predecessor. However, it still 
runs the danger encountered by any inte- 
grated package in that there may be little 
or no market for it. Instant appeal gener- 
ated by the seemingly good value offered 


Pies and scatters 


Graphs and charts are an inevitable part of ail decent 
stillness presentations these days, and no self -respect- 
ing business person would be without the odd pie 
:hart or sales graph when attempting to make an 
impression on a new client or the boss. 

Office Graph is a fairly simple program, but capable 
-* providing the goods, especially when used In tun- 
unction with Page and a PostScript laser printer. 

All graphs and charts can he saved in ProDraw dip 
'arm at for Import to Page, and the combination of 
structured art and a decent printer makes making an 
'repression a certainty. Ten different charts and graphs 


are on offer, including scatter graphs, pie charts, and 
3D variations to ensure that documents won't look 
tired or too similar. 

Each new chart is user tweak able through control of 
colours, patterns, and fonts used for the various head- 
ings and sub-headings. 

In addition, pie charts can be exploded, legends can 
be enabled or disabled, footers can be added, and 
almost every other main feature, Including axes and 
grids, can be toggled on or off. The program also 
accepts data ranges saved directly from Calc. 

Flexible and useful with little fuss, Office Graph is a 


solid program which, though incapable of standing cm 
Its own as a single package, fits neatly Into GDD2 and 
adds a little touch of its own to the whole. 



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Office Write has been improved somewhat since its first appearance, but it 
remain l an old fashioned and outdated ward processor which. If it didn't appear 

(n an office bundle, woufd sink without trace. 

As an element ol CD02, however, Write is paradoxically the most useful, as 
Just about every other element will either hollink to it directly or can use its 

A rather basic wordprotessor which struggles to avoid the damning label text 
editor" thus becomes an essential and integral part ol the CDQ2 package. 

Editing options include the usual cut and paste, find, replace, and word count, 
with the addition of the little seen case convert and join/split lines. 

Documents can be merged together and a spell check Is available when Office 
Spell is running in the background, There is also a facility for automatic .ndex 
generation, a surprisingly powerful feature given Write s basic formal- 


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by five packages in one will certainly sell 
C0Q2 to some, but at around £90 it is 
close so the tull cost of buying one high 
quality package. 

Users who need Just one facility might 
be tempted to go for GD02 and get the 
other four free, but those who make a 
careful choice could well decide that the 
individual element they aTe interested in 
isn't strong enough to Justify the pur- 


chase. This leaves the small business mar- 
ket and the home user who needs at least 
two or more of the applications offered by 
GDG2. 

For these Amiga owners the only pack- 
age presently to compete in terms ol price 
and features with the Gold Disk offering is 
Mini Office Amiga, reviewed in a recent 

issue of Computing* 

Which one wins out in the consumer's 
mind wilt be decided in some cases by the 



toss of a coin and in others by the points 

each package stresses. 

CD02 has gone for a very Workbench 
2.0* look and feel whereas Mini Office is 
much mure colourful and visually ori- 
ented, The former has PostScript support 
through the Page layout utility, and the 
latter has a much better wordprocessor. 
Neither trounces the other in anything 
approaching a comprehensive fashion, 

So is GD02 worth the money? The 
answer \s a qualified yes. A viable alterna- 
tive course of action which I tor one 
would be tempted to follow is the share- 
ware/commertial combination. 

At £75, a copy of Pro Write 3,2 (or 
Wordworth with same careful shopping 
around) is a sound word processor start, 
easily augmented by one of the superb 
shareware database and spreadsheet pro- 
grams on the market. 

With PostScript support, such wordpro- 
cesSGTS negate the need far a simple page 
layout tool unless the user has definite 
DTP requirements. 

Level terms 

The quality of Llie better shareware pro. 
ductivity package! is such that they com- 
pete on neat level terms with the 
individual GD02 elements, and with those 
of its competitor, Mini 01 lice Amiga 
Possibly the only ace left up the sleeve 
of the bundle packages is then the inte- 
gration facility, whereby data from a 
spreadsheet can be led into the graphs 
program and so on. 

If an, integrated environment, whose 
virtues should not be underestimated, is 
appealing enough to a large number of 
potential users, GD02 will win the day 
with its high level of inter-program data 
exchange and its direct hotl inks. 

li not, the commercial and shareware 
alternatives will surely form a well-trodden 



Product information 




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The File database program supplied with CDG2 is one of ihr 
weaker elements of the package as It offers little more than some 
shareware programs. 

It does, however, work well within the Integrated environment 

and is a useful tool in any office. 

There is a disappointing lack of direct mail merge generation 
far use with Write, but apart from this and the lack of password 
protection, File does the Job. Its most annoying feature is the 
clumsy approach to searches. 

These have to be accomplished through the use of filters 


which, though flexible and an essentia! aid to database manage- 
ment, are a little slow for the user who needs to find one phone 
number or a company name from a list of hundreds. Prodatas 
fast find option will search through an entire database until it 
finds the data asked for, and its handiness in such situations can't 
be matched by fillers. 

Beyond these niggles. File has easy to use form and report ere- 
ation. some advanced features such as the formula and calculate 
across fields option, and its support lor ARex* - although not 
DBase IV - makes it one of the most useful elements of CD02- 



Serlous sums 


To be honest, spreadsheets ir? 
probably second only to assembN 
language programming packages n 
the boredom stakes. 

Few Inventions of man hast 
invoked anything to match the over 
whelming waves of indifference 
which emanate from the average 
user when a spreadsheet rtl 
menlioned- 

However - he typed hopeful!) 
let the budget sensitive person ^ 
small business struggler use i 
spreadsheet for a month or so arc 
the serawly writing at the back ol 
spiral bound notepad will be 
Ished forever. 

Office Calc is based for its loo* 
and feel on the Professional G 
package, and though it shares fi 
of the very powerful features to 
found in its bigger brother, it is 
meaty little performer in its 
light. 



Explanatory 


There are over 100 calculate 
functions for use in spreadsheei 
Including Boolean and statlslii 
functions (average, mean, and 
on), and individual worksheets 
be any size up to 32,000 cells by 
32,000 rows. In addition,. ARexx a 
supported and Office Write can be 
summoned to add expiaoMort 
notes to any cell In the sheet. 

What this adds up to is a pe- 
feetty adequate program for ai 
household requirement, bom 
ing out where all this month iff 
money is going to go, to larger 
areas in which money can be saved 
Office Caic will aho stretch to 
business duties, though not as 
plly as the more expensive lb 
alone packages, 

Data can be saved in graph 
mat for use In the Office Graph 
ity, and Lotus 12 3 file! «n 
imported or exported, so Calc 
conversant enough with both 
outside world and Its own ii 
grated Office partners. 

In total, the program would 
up on its own as a low priced 
merdal program, never mind an 
men! wiltiin a bundle, though 
could also be said for certain 
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Z.W Wurkbo rich Includes: Deluxe Paint 3, Platinum 
Waits, Home Accounts, Tuki. Puzznic, * Elf, Amiga 

Format Book and Joystick rr |k lA iVl 

AMIGA 1500 .337 LbJsf.bU 


AMIGA 1500 + 1 UB4 SDI 


This SPECIAL OFFER combines both lha 

A 1500 {f\i shown » bo vet and the legendary 
Cwmnudarn 10S4 SDI Monitor riOQ qq 
AMIGA 150a+lDS4 SDI.. ....£#£3 -SEI 

kmited Stocks Untyf 


EMULATORS* A 500 


GVP PC-296 16MHJ £239.99 

Vortex A lance Plus 206 hgmhi! £214.99 
KCS Pnwerbniiird iwrih uos 4.mu,,£l 99.99 

KCS. Pewerboard £184.99 

KCS adaptor lor 1500/2000... SMS £59.99 


PHILIPS m2Mk II. .237 £194 99 

CtjJaur Stereo Monitor now including lotut Turbu 
Ghalltnga', and T years on site warranty 

COMMODORE 1085 SDI £216 99 

COMMODORE 1084 SDI £1 99.99 


All monitors are supplied with 3 FREE 
cable I in ccnneclinn In your Amiga 


MONITOR ACCESSORIES- 

14" Du$l covers r.iii1iiiBBisBBPPlfcpU i rl'H r HU l Hi1 £4.99 

14" Tih & Swivel tt#nd J H „„ 1 , Pi *„ h , .£l 3.99 

Anti Glare filter screen. £1 9.99 

A4 Copy Holder..., .......£12-99 


HARO DRIVES ASOO 


GVP IMPACT SERIES 11 Hard Drives, the 
fastest Hurd Drive/Epnlrfllltir Itif ltl« Amiga. 

Features Game Switch, external SClSF port, 
FAAASTRDM SC I SI Orwor, GVP's custom VLSI 
chip and internal flAM expansion, up io E* m eg! 
Units use high Specification 1a$t-aece&s 
QUANTUM Hard Drives ;:anmg with 2 yr. gmraillH 

AOOd HDfl+ 52 Mb | Unpopulated I...... ..£329-9!) 

A 600 HD 0+ 120 Mb IUnpDirulut0dU.i424.99 
A6O0-HDB+ 240 Mb lUnpnpulatedl £689.99 


ROCTEC 


PRICE CRASH!!!! 

Ructec "Ruch&rd " hard drives now at 
unbelievably low prices!! 

ROCTEC 40 MS £259.99 

ROCTEC 60 MB £294.99 

ROCTEC 00 MB £329.99 

ROCTEC 1ZD MB £364.99 

Fueiuring Quantum,' ''Connor drives very Fast access 
iinius LlSns or better) ■ expand up to 8 Vlti using 
1 Mb Simms only * I year guarantee - slimline 
design 'ttefllly col put malched ta the AfiUD. 

ROCTEC (conlroHetr Only! £164.99 

Very similar m style end apyeurunCB to the GVP 
HD04 but unpopulated -and without a bird drive so 
you can fit your own Please specify IDE a*$Ct§l 

EJCTRA MEMORY OnlfC&.fSwrhpti baiiyhc wirii inti's 1 


HARD DRIVES 

1500/2000 


hriH II Bard Oi*k Com ..--ram cairt.il 14.99 

Series II 52 Mb Hard Disk and RAM canl.f269.99 

Seri eg It 120 Mb Hard List, and RAM canL.£SfJ !£) 
Senes 11240 M> Hard Disk and RAM c*nL^£G39L99 

EXTRA MEM OUT Only £25.99 <.vhfn tnu&tn *viih ilnwgi 


ACCELERATORS A500 


GVP CwmmAtm Acc&fAATDKS S Hard Dnfvu-The 
uhini<He expansion prud uct lor flic Amiga 500! 

A53Q Combi 40MHz 4 SyHMb Hard Drive .... £ 559 99 
A 530 Combi 4QMHr + 120Mb Hard Driv*.£757 39 
AS3Q Combi UMHz + 240Mb Hard Driw. _£979.99 
A530 MB? Co-Processor £20499 


ACCELERATORS 
1 500/2 00 D 


GVP G Fares 031 25MH/ * 1Mb .£545 99 

GVPG hires OWflOMH, . 4Mb £784.99 

GVP G-Forte OmUMM? * 1Mb f 1099.99 


ACCELERATOR 
RAM Modules 


1Mb Sinxii’32 Bit 60 Nanoseconds ,..f k ; \S “S 

4Mh Simm-32 Bh 00 Nanosecundts .£182. 99 


PHOENIX ASOO Plus 

2 IYIl-u HArw Uparade Moihife^ 


A FHDFNIX RAM 
moduk can expnnd 
your chip RAM up io 
2 Mb by using ihe 
irapdoor expansion 
port, ExEte HAM is 
necessary to unleash 
the incredible graphics 
capabUil i-:-, ol vnui Amiga. All nur boards Cdfry a 
full 2 v G a r no guibble replacement guaranlee ll'i 
nsvar baevn circa per Id upgrade! 

1 Mb Fully populated a a ^ 

RAM board.... /SE3EC37 £34.99 

1 Mb unpopulated 1 HAM board £16.99 




STAR- 

LC 100 Colour £ZE H £159.99 

PIN colour pnnier wdh paper parking, -eight fonts 
end e e^lmnic DIP switrhei 

LM4-i» mar £189.99 

:u PIN wrth comprised lIuiu mode, IS K buffer and 
10 letter gu^Sity Fonts, (with Slar printer driver ofrlyl 

LC-2G £134.99 

LC 20D Colour ..,„..1195.S9 

LCZ4-20 £199.99 

IC24-2M Mom £2l9.9Tf 

LC24-2DD Colour £268.99 

XB24 200 Colour ....£379,99 

SJ48 iubblejel £229.99 

Star printers come with onevaar wgrranty 
CITIZEN 

Swift 240 Colour Mf £279.99 

Swifl 240 Mono, im ^ t — £259.99 

Swift 2 DO Colour £ZZ7£219.99 

Swift 9 Colour. £179.99 

224 mono £214.99 

224 Colour MMW £229.99 

Swill 240 Colour t MW DV £269.99 

CilKjen printers CDItlfi ivith 2 ytu 1 wa r fan”y 

HEWLETT PACKARD- 

Deskjel 500 Vwi lJ £339-98 

Oeskjet 500 Colour J559.99 

HP printers came with 3 ye or warranty 

HP block ink enri ridge „,.„„„.£24n99 

HP colour ink cartridge £29,99 

AUTO SHEET FEEDERS 

STAR LC20 £57.99 

STAB 1C 200 £59.99 

STAR 1C24-20C £62 99 

STAR LC24-20,, £62.99 

stab sm. £49,99 

PHOENIX PRINTER PACK- 
Supplied with ALL fariiiEiurs cuntamieg 1 Bm std 
printer cable, printer ribbcms/cartndge and* 25 D 
sheets a i pypQf Absolutely FREE 

PRINTER ACCESSORIES- 

We hHve a large range ol high qualily printer 
accessories fur all the printers we Sell including 

dust cuvurs I re in £2.33 * Irik cartridges from 
£13 93 ■ Mono ribbons Uom £3-50“ * Colour 
ribtmns from £7.9§+ Printer slands fram €1.99 

CALL D&32 311932 FOB MORE DETHILS! 


CHIPS 


AMIGA CUSTOM CHIPS 

KicfcUirt 2.04 RUM — _ S „..£3*!W 

Hidt*taU O RUM. ..±27. 93 fMtt A|Hirt B3/2A ! •'? 9 : .' 
MEW Upti U tfiii se.E34 99 ClA BB20A f H f9 

MEMORV CHIPS 

4 Mb X a i 70;i Simni .J B -u 1 Mlb X 4 < 901 2fcp...„ r O'1 99 
1 1M K 9 I iai Simri .,£21 99 256k i 4 I SG|- Zip.... '£ ^9.99 

ttk X 9 {-Ml Sinwi,..f 12-39 t Mh i 1 UFLAM £3.W 

256k n 4 CfiAM O 49 'TKa price Inr 1 cr flAM 

These chips cover practically every popular memory 
£*ppn^ion nr H-vri DnvM syslam an die n iiikcL for Ihe 
Amiga m GVP, SUPRA, MlCROBQTIC^CDMMQDDRT 

RINt OUR TECHNICAL 1LPLIKE IF Vlli NEED ADVICE 




MEMORY EXPANSION 


SUPRA 500RX tho ultimate in fast Rom 
oxpansion unils.l't.i'iiifi 256*4 Ztpil 

0 Mb p&p io 1 Mb* £99.99 

8 Mb pop to 2 Mb* £124.99 

8 Mb pop to 2 Mb,,... .£149.99 

1 Mb pop to 4 Mb__„ ,.£209, 99 

6 Mb pop to 3 Mb.„.n .£309,99 


DISK DRIVES 


All drives Feature s-.iper shm design, enable 
disable swiich, thru pert and coma with a 1 year 
reuluccoiuM ouarantee! 

■ U JL JL 

Pbgeniii D«lu*& Drive i >F-*g«l Mi-J a i i * t H P laWM 

Rnctoc Hoclitn, , .......... ^£57.39 

This Famous drive has new been upgraded ta 
mckii.lL Ami ckek and Virus- Checker 

^Replacement A 500 internal Driv» ++ £39.89 
Disk head cleaner........... £3.99 




VIDEO 


The fast col. digniw toi uiidHtflKUrnm ROMBO. 

vi ui -AMIGA 12... S37 £89.99 

R0CGEN Plus £129.99 

ROCKEY BY ROCTEC-Chrama key unn 

Embed live vid eo in g raphics I c 

Phoenix Price. ,, ii i in reini rm rr-it ri-t-Z O'S 1 99 










ik will fcs it lie future EnlerielFiment Slow Nov 5-811 farts Court. Be sore 1 o come see is there end take advantage ot some tncredllla slow bargains! 


Si ere a speakers.. B7.9S 

Srp* found and excellent dynamics. Dies# two- 

■ * - * □ speakers ars #n Amiga standard- 

p : tompan iu-hs on any q a m mg soiree* 

Intro I Centre,,.... ! "4 ““■■• tll rrer. ■ rrrrii i .... £34.99 
m jjty CO nsi recti on rubber edfl t ng, perfect 

’jrcn. ill ideal worked lion lor the 

. - C i^Ofl 

UU SWITCHES ^ pmQ tml 

Iwrn £15.99 

Mmf„r £17.99 

* Mf £19.99 

■ i opacity ,..,.....£11 99 

a pac tty PO SSG . f 6.99 

0oi 10 Cap £1.99 

Box 25 Cap. I I tifiliiBIBa £2.99 

Box 50 Cap 

IliM'+i’lif KkiBbUii £4,99 

Box 100 Cap * £6.99 

Box 120 Cap £7.99 


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. mi efficient service and 
patient advice,' 

S. Ward' Norfolk 


PHOENIX PRODUCTS 


Mquse/Jopsiick Switch £13.99 

Dao'l damage your Amiga's potts'This dEv.ce saves 
wear and tear rr^a k*a iAiLchuwrr FAST, and does- NOT 
rnqu*Ti power man? Diners. 

C 0=M PU T E Fl/V I DEO SCAR! SWITCH, .*„£! 9.99 

Flip betv/eEnV>dB0/CDmpLj(i8i s^nils arihu pu:;h of « tnlOari 


AMIGA MUSIC 


Attention 90 you music lovers-! Pirnem* h avi 
pul together an unbeatable music deal lor ftu vtiis 
summer. 


SOFTWARE 


-X J nr ..only 


Wlien purchasing ejltier a 

PhaeniK stereo Sampler m Pro Midi 2 Interface 

NilE-C' this -iE 0 I KtDil Otfll Oil !|f While SrlDCkl kill* 


Stereo Sampler / '."323217 £29.99 

C&mbmes ease o\ use wuli 914th el ih» gsl nnaldq.ue :o 
d>u up I conversion techraloqv lone. REE imiirle filing 

sliIIwhie * pi<jin li!.v:|i 

Prd- Midi 2 Interface 124,99 

This fully liitiimtii tKu1*Miicjnnl qualify mid 1 1 interface is 
very Flexible givmg «»!-fl*tCl> b#y ficildies It Has live 
penis in, oul, thru antf two swikU&Nk dii‘/iIi«ii imr ERIE 
mirli h*adJ 

GVI* Digital Sound Studio £54.99 

Hip quality sound sampler t Of all Amiga 
Computers 

Amiga Music Made Easy -Only from P haem a 1 


RAIL BLAZERS-WHAT'S NEW IN OCTOBER 1882! 

N this month's I RAIL BLAZERS section we spotlight some of the best 
®ewer products ami peripherals currently available lor the Amiga. 


R0CTEC R0CLITE 

TUs I anions super slim drive has now 
teen upgraded to include Anti d ick and 
ms checker - THE SECOND DRIVE THAT 
S SECOND TO NONE 

Phoenix price £L j .93 


. PHOENIX t Mil A 60 D UPGRADE 

Simply 

j. ?, l 

the 

1 

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Best ! 



fjigp** 

|..£44.99 


CD R0MD RIVE- A570 

Th is essenti.nl add-on tins finally 
arrived, suitable lor A5D0/A5M+, A 570 . 

Phoenix price £339.99 

STAR LC-100 COLOUR 

9 PI N colour |iriikler with paper parking, 
eight fonts and electronic DIP switches, 

Phoenix price £1 59.99 


A600 SMART CARDS 

Utilise The advanced tectihhlnqy of the A GAO 
Smart Card Expansion si of with lhuse NEW 
RAM Eng jiisium Cards dire cl Irani P has nix, J 
Aval hi hie in 2 Mb & 4 Mb CQfiflliKBtiQflS 

PA 6020-2 Mb £119.99 


PA 6040-4 Mb 




LEADS & CABLES 


DISKS 


mix supply connecting cables in any 
1 ijuralitm* call sales lor a ccimplctc list 
prices- 

IMi Uddi Ini .£3-99 

IMl M id I 3m. u u u i , i , . I- 1 

Midi 5m _,.,£5.99 

ja ■ Sea rl — ...... E9, 99 

+ t»iga-Rf!B £9- 99 

u*fll!ck 8x1 £4.99 

, spilicle spittle. ,£4.99 

I/Mudem . JE9.99 

mh IlStb^l...^.^. £5 . 99 

“flrZta HL™ - - £7.99 


Oun't confuse thssa quality disks with 
others currently available. 3.5" 1 
certified error fr&E 70% clip. All disks 
include FRFE high quality Phoenix labels. 

id... . £4 . 99 2D0 £72 99 

25 £12.99 500 .£174,99 

Si. £22 99 T5o £259.99 

1 no £39.99 i boo £339, 99 

+ 

TDK Branded disks* Nigh performance 
media from the experts-box 10 with labels. 



,.£5.99 too....,,, 

£26.99 S0Q... 


.152 99 
£249 99 


IDflO Phoenix Disk Labels,.,, .,.,„£9.99 


WORD PROCESSING /DTP 

Kind wa rds 3.. £36 99 

I nle rwurd ......... ..................... ....... r ..,,.. ,...^9-^-1 

Final Copy 2 ■ »MiniuiiHiBU4a|iH4iH4i Jj l£zX27 £66.99 

Prolessienal Page 3 £121 99 

Saxon Publisher flW W 

Pageslream ¥2.2 

Pagestream Turd peck 1 £44,99 

Page Setter 2 .£46 99 

Pen Pel 1 .4 £57,99 

Prowriie ¥3.K 99 

Quic k write £36.99 

T rsnswrita .£29.99 

Word worth £79,99 

Hat links . £52. 99 

INTEGRATED PACKAGES 

Gold Disc Office 159.99 

Mini DHicO ,, f 39 JHf 

CAD St DRAWING 

Design Works ijjiujj.iutui-H-l-irriTi-hurnirii.ri E53 99 

Prafatsional Draw 3 Mm**.; ! 09 99 

Ini ro CAD Plus 74. 99 

X CAD 2000 199 99 

X CAD 3000 £269.99 

UTILITIES 

A Talk 3 £44.99 

Cross Dos v5 tm, Ctutt Pi fnwSwtori.. ,,,.£29.99 

CrOSS Das i j,i,Lijj.^MH‘.H-i^rm-rr l ,,rr..rrr....r...r., £72 j99 

Disknirisfer 2 .IJ.LI..I i..i.-M. rn . nlRn .|,| 1P | in | im £43.99 

DoS 2 Das Btuai uatLU-Li iJLi 

Op us Directory .... £29.99 

X c op y JE36.99 

Quarter Back ^45.99 

Quarter Back Tools Vs £49.99 

DATABASE 

Superbase Pro 4 ......E1G499 

Superbasa Pars 2 tmm;n E39.99 

VIDEO PRODUCTION,' TITLING 

SCALA 500 E79 99 

SC A LA Profess iona I £219.99 

Big Alternative Scroller £35. 99 

Broadcast Tiller 2 179. 99 

Fgm Pack 1 for Broadcast Tiller 2 1 TB.9S 

Font Enhancer for Broadcast Tiller 2...EBB 99 

Pro Video Post E16B.99 

TV Show Pro £5199 

TV Text Pro £84 99 

FRACTAL AND SPECIAL FX 

Race Trace JTTCP mM 

... £63.99 
..£71 99 
.£44.99 
£43.99 
.£62.99 
£43.99 
£71,99 


MICE Sc TRACKBALLS 


AKSHA Upgrade Manse, r £24.99 

W.th Operation Stealth, mai & hcilderl 1 

Roctcc Mu we,™ £13.99 


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GOLDEN IMAGE Mii M 

Mega Mouse----.-.- £12.99 

(Has juffl renevEd 90% dmuga Format Gold Awards 

0 pi ic al Mouse.... .£29 99 

High procis-ioii, pomtingdpvico. 

Crystol Track ball ,,,.£37,99 

Infrared-Cordless-- Mo use . £47 . 99 

1 Recharge able top soiling innevaiign.j 

Optical Pen Mouse.. -T? TE? £39-99 

High Qualify Imm mouse Mjts .,. ...£ l. )9 


SCANNERS 


Powerful image processing tools let the 
office or Ae home onviramwL 

P0WEf : : Features include; 1 00-400 dpi * B4- 

GreyscaJcs Thru port to printei * FHEl Ediiinq 
software. rui 

Powei Scanner v2.0 ,.£94.99 

Power Scanner Colour, £234.99 


GOLDEN IMAGE Hand Scanner Series 
Features; 400* dpi * 25&- Greyscale * Touch up 
and Merge it software, 

AllaS can ■ ■ L8I I ■■ I Biaf|4il9 + 9>l FM'I El ■ 9 III ■ ■ £124.99 

AlfaScan Plus .,..„ +11+I+11+1 * i ., i £1 49,99 

Alfa Sc an OCR fi/K OCR &rfftvtiTO/ cllll £279.99 

EPSON QT-600D FLAT BED FULL 
COLOUR SCAKNCR-Plug into Amiga 
parallel port, 6D0 d.p.i, resoloution, up to 1R 
million colours rnnn nn 

Photnix Price.. ...,x989.00 

ASDG-SOFTWARE Scorning software 
comes m two forma, intEgjated into art 
devulupmcnt as a new module or used as a 
stand-alone programme. 

Phoenix 


rr.’"™. £109.99 


H-!P 


Deluxe Pain 4 

Deluxe Video 3 . r ,,., r , 

Image Finder 

Pixmale 

Scenery Animaior ... 

V la-fa 

Pro Vista 

ANIMATION 

Taka 2 ^42,99 

Image Mailer £129.99 

3-D Images £36,99 

Amos .,,....,,..£36. 99 

Amos Compiler .ttl.SI 

Amos ID iujMUJj m jaai.ij..H 4 rrni rr riii ri i ■■■■■■■■»■ £25.99 

Easy Amos £22.99 

Deluxe Paint 4 J .^. F ,„ r „, F1 , ir ,„, „.,„!G3.99 

Director v2 £71. 9^ 

Inagifle ¥2 aBaam nmm 

Map master for Imagine 59.99 

Presenlntiqii Master C169J9 

Surface Master Ipr Imagine £2^ 99 

S h ow 1 1 1 id k i! r ,.£1 42.99 

Video Oirtctnr .,,..,.£107 99 

PRESENTATION a SLIDESHOW 

Can Dp wl.e £72.99 

An Department Pro y.1 El 43.99 

Art Depirlmenl Pro Germ Kit „ M ,£57.99 

Can Go It V I. G £94.99 

Hyper Book ........EAA.SS 

ACCOUNTING 

Personal Finance uahf £29.99 

Arena Accounls * ...£83,99 

Home Accounts 2 ,£39.99 

System 3 „£43.99 

Cashbook Combo £57.99 


PHOENIX Kickstart 
ROM Sharor 


Because some older games and 
business software will not run on the 
new Kickstart 2.04 ROM, phoenix h#v« 

dfisjg'iel a s ivi I or lor 
bach ROM rhijF sets. 

Switchahli? Uelween 
1 3 and 2 Q4 you can 
gar li -I the tiHiia^ts oi 
[he liiE^r A 50 C Plus 
without the drawback 
of losing all yon* 

□Ed suilwa^e Fits any 
Amiy aWa'FSOa'JOOO 


4 



-Kickslart ROM Sbarer .....£24,99 

*Xickslarl Rev 3/5 ROM Sharer £27.99 

‘Keyboard Switchahfc ROM Sharer, .X34.99 

Kickstart U ROM £29.99 

Kick start 2.D4 ROM (34.99 

'I ROM Chips not included! 


AMIGA RELEASE 2 


Now Only., 

£ 79.99 



The popular ^pyracte kd tor 12/13 owners from 
ComnodwB is in stock hue! selling bst! 


■ Free Fast UK delivery 

* Next-day Courier only E4. 5(1 

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* All prices include VAT 

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THE ULTIMATE RAM EXPANSION 

AMIGA A500/AS00PLUS 

FEATURES 

• external fitting 

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• ULTRA LOW POWER 

• NO EXT PSU REQUIRED 

• FULLY BUFFERED ADDR AND 
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• ZERO WAIT STATES 

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• STYLED TO THE AMIGA 

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VERY LOW NOISE 
NO EXT PSU REQUIRED 
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AUTOBOOT 1.3/2.04 
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STYLED TO THE AMIGA 
i FACTORY SET 
I EASY TO INSTALL!! 
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2Mb 

EXP £115 1 

. AX504 

4Mb 

EXP £169 

AX508 

8Mb 

EXP £279 

AX508U 

OMb 

£79 


AX508 RANGE - EASY TO UPGRADE - USES 1MEG'4 ZIP s 


TAKE YOUR A500 PLUS UP TO 2MB 
DESIGNED FOR THE AMIGA A500+ 


1.3/2.04 ROM SHARER - ONLY 

KICKS! AFT ROM 1.3 £34.94 2-04 CALL 

AUTOMATIC MOUSE/ r-ioq 


£17.00 


ADDHARD45 45Mb £265 
ADDH ARD1 05 1 05Mb £395 


ALL HARD DRIVES ARE INC OF VAT & NEXT DAY COURIER 

AMIGA A500 1/2 MEG UPGRADE 


WITH CLOCK £21 NO CLOCK £19 


APRIL AMIGA FORMAT: 'BEST BUY - HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICE' 

£19.95 


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high quality STEREO SAMPLER - FOR THE AMIGA 
WOHKS WITH ALL KNOWN SAMPLING SOFTWARE 
INCLUDES FULL DISK OF SAMPLING SOFTWARE! 


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Amrgo C^mpufmg 


Peripherals 


IU 

4.00 


' % 


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S omeone had to do it eventually, I 
suppose. We've had umpteen 
AS 00 accelerator boards with their 
■ -AM expansions, hard drives with 
T- :.vn RAM expansions,, and A2Q0G- 
m .; umbo cards with the lot r but we’ve 
r ad an all-encompassing A5Q0 
to match. 

i r ouTe an industry pundit, the news 
*» C , ? have released the first hard drive, 
*=i - Mtor, and RAM expansion package 
Ifc.t &o> for the A5O0 might seem a bit 
It -eanng of Cadbury's latest chocolate 
s mean, It's no big Surprise that the 
|BC : ernes from GVP, is it? 

■ "3ct r some might be fooled by the 
Be shed, respective GVP badge and 
Ht unit's visual similarity to existing 
Series II drives into thinking that 
™- - : 30 is nothing new or is not worth 
jr g excited about. Then again, fools 


are easily fooled, The A 5 50 is a logical, 
sensible, realistic step forward in AS 00 
peripherals development, but it is also one 
of the most exciting products to pop out 
of the Oven in the past year. 

With a combination at powerful fea- 
tures and a price point sent from heaven, 
the unrt makes a very pressing case for the 
accolade of best punter product ever. 

Installation, which is a matter of plug- 
ging in the drive's power pack and slat- 


ting the A5 3D into the A50O/A3OG Plus 
DMA slot. Lakes minutes, alter which the 
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tems. 

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dure in which it simply asks a question 


about the version of Klckstart being used. 

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and go at its best 

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and the no-hassle setup might lure users 
into a false feeling that nothing much has 
happened other than the addition of a 
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another 1Mb SIMM, but as the unit 
cannot configure to SMb, the pur- 
chase of a 4Mb SIMM will render the 
existing RAM obsolete. 

A 4Mb SIMM icons Silica costs £179, f* ,' 
| which ts a reasonable price compared to the y V .-^.X 
coit of a 4Mb external box, but if the user has 
to lake out one or perhaps two 1Mb SIMMs and <, s ' 
leave them in a cupboard to collect dust - they yy 
would sell second hand for very Utile - ibis addi- N\£ 
I tlonal wastage has to be taken into consideration, V 
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in the A3GQ0, and many times taster than 
a standard Amiga. 

Productivity package^ Workbench 
itetf „ and even some games such as flight 
si ms and other 3D vector types, perform 
much smoother and faster than most 
owners of standard Amigas would credit. 

Menus and requesters slide along like a 
greasy chip in a lard butty word proces- 
sors and other mundane office packages 
motor away like (apanese workaholics 
and high-end graphics applications sud- 
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Nauseous 

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accustomed, and is best remedied by a 
quick stab at the turbo button, at which 


Memory options 


The RAM modules supplied with the 
AS 30 are SIMMs (surface in-line memory 
modules), comprising of eight memory 
chips on a tiny circuit board. 

The SIMMs are fitted into slots in the 
A530 and are a much neater and easier 
method of upgrading RAM ihan the old 
fashioned method of bunging chip alter 
chip into chip sockets. One SIMM con- 
taining 1Mb RAM is fitted as standard. 

The RAM itself is of the 12-bit 60ns 
type, which means that each memory 
byte can handle numbers up to 32 bits 
wide, essential for use with the 32 -bit 
68ECQ30 chip. 60ns simply relers lo the 
speed of the chips. 

The typical ASOO SI 2k RAM expan- 
sion will be fitted with 120m chips lar 
too slow for effective use of the 1 aster 
chips. When ilow HAM is used with a fast 


processor 1 , the CPU will often have to 
wait for the contents ol RAM to catch tip 
with what it is doing, leading to "wait 
stated 

Chips rated to at least 80ns are 
required for the ideal state in which the 
processor never needs to hang around, a 
condition known as "lero wait states". 

As the A530 has 60ns chips, any 
memory Intensive operation will be 
slightly faster than if the more widely 
used 80ns chips were fitted. 

The use of 60ns - and sometimes 
40ns on 66.0405 - SIMMs means that 
users are always best oh using otflcia'i 
GVP RAM upgrades rather than shop 
around lor cheaper - and slower - alter- 
natives. Missing an 80ns 1Mb SIMM with 
the existing 60ns SIMM would undoubt- 
edly cause problems. 


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TT* A53Q contains just about everything the power user would want. It has a quick hard 
drive, a 40MHz 6BEC030, and spate lor up to BMb RAM. With this little lot up aod kicking, 
the average high-end application begin to look easy, but there is an Achilles' heel. 

The Turbo button sitting prettily on the top casing performs the vital function of drop 
ping the Amiga back down into 60000 mode. It is a vital function because a lot of software. 

arcade games in particular, refuse to work with die 66030. 

However, when the Turbo switch is in the off position, the hand drive and extra memory 
are also disabled, as all three communicate through the same 32-bit hus Irom the same 
compact motherboard. This is an inevitable consequence ol the A530 design rattier than a 

design fault on the pan of the GVP engineers, 

The 16-bit 68000 cannot utilise 32-bit RAM, and as the A510 5 hard drive is driven 

1 through a 32-bit bus from Ihe 66030, it too drops dead at a flick ol the switch. 

Unavoidable yes, but something which any prospective buyer should bear in mind as 
the non-appearance erf RAM and hard drive in 68000 mode coupled with the disappear- 
ance of the DMA port mean that the usee can have either a hard dnwe-based 68030 system 
floppy-based low memory 6SOGO system, with nothing in-between. 


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point the A530 is locked out and the 
Amiga reverts to its mewling domestic pet 
mode. 

A lurbo switch in Lfoe upper casing simi- 
lar to the gan*e switch on [he impact hard 
drives can be used to jump between 
68030 and 68000 modes. 

Re-booting is required every time the 
switch is used,, but the facility is still hand- 
ier than the usual software switches used 
by internally filled accelerator cards. 

Co-processor 

In terms of expansion, the A53G is capa- 
ble ol growing in size in all directions. A 
68802 maths co-processor can be fitted 
when the unit is purchased or can be 
added at a later date by the user who isn't 
scared of opening the casing and invalidat- 
ing the wanaitty, RAM can be expanded to 
8Mb, and an extra hard drive can be 
attached via the SCSI through-port at the 
Tear, 

The expansive or ambitious user should 
therefore have enough leeway to guarantee 
the ASJO's longevity as a useful peripheral. 

There is no DMA through-port, but with 
the expansion on olfer from within the 
existing casing, this is not a particularly 
important omission. 

Take the A530 s price, its instant power, 
and its ludicrously simple installation proce- 
dure, then combine this with the marketing 
principle of putting the first three steps to 
computing power in one box, and GVP 
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Whether it will become the best selling 
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Price; £799 (120Mb HD, f Mb PAM), 
1 Mb RAM expansion £59, 4Mb RAM 
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How fast is it? 

From a quick look at the A530 s specific* 
lions, one would expect it lo be fash: 
than something unmentionable oil t 
digging implement. Tests simply confine 
this. 

The 40MHz 68EC030 Is significant!, 
faster than a 25MHz A3000, whir 
shows up time and again on henchman 
tests, but without the optional 6BB6. 
FPU (floallng point unit, or maths co 
processor) it lags behind on many ol lh< 
important floating point maths opera 
lions so vital to many advanced softwar- 
^plications. 

Owners can add their own FPU, but *1 
40MHz 68882 from Silica Systems cw 
rently costs £229, a frightening amour 
for the budding ray tracer. 

Many applications, of course, don 
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slower on the 4t)MHz A530 Ihan the 
would on a 2SMHz 6803G' 68882 comb 
nation. Tested with Diskperf2 and AIB6 
the AS30 runs out as fast as the equivz 
lent 40MHz A200Q combo but, surprh 
iriuly, slighlly slower than the imp* 
Series II hard drive. 

This is probably due to the Mart 
drive used in place of the Quanlu- 
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AS 30 transfer rate comes to abo- 
950k per second, which is blistering* 
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| i noi often as a reviewer that I come 
I ic toss a piece of software i can whole- 
™ "Tartedly recommend. Fortunately 
' j-xJ Create from Europre^ Software is 
c ' such a product. 

A med at infants and lower juniors, it 
I d oe In every classroom in the country, 
^oines great lum w?th educational 


together there are five widely varying 
crams tied together with an exploration 
i " covery menu that's educational in its 
»ir right, 

f* interlocking programs allow children 
I > r p therr own monsters, set up and 
a ong with their own band, make and 
their own jigsaws, assemble Their own 
j 1 gs cards and, finally, create their own 


you can step through them, musician by 
musician or the whole group at a time. 

Any time you feel a group member isn't 
op to scratch you can alter his riff or simply 
dump him in the dustbin and try someone 
else. If you think you've created the next 
supergroup you can save it to disk. 

You can even turn your Amiga keyboard 
into a piano-type keyboard and play along. 
It's an extraordinarily compulsive program. 

back to the menu and clicking on the ted 
who's busy painting took me to the Art 
Alive package. Again like all the packages, 
it's mouse controlled. 


f\T 


Alive 


menu consists of four screens show- 
»; s»th the garden and the inside of a 
* occupied by teddy bears. The child's 
_ «• s tg explore Lhis by moving the mouse 
x "ter to one of the many interesting 
and clicking. 

< her an object is clicked on, it shows its 
nice simple words for the young 
r. More often than not the objects 
alive with superb animations - swings 
1. cats jump, the television screen 
a cartoon, a picture of a sunscape 
to a moonscape.,, 
list goes on and on; children are 
- ’ailed by it - and this is only the menu, 
■Wien away in the menu are the entrances 
~e other programs. The first I found - by 
iWrig on a Led with a guitar was Musk 
Hisstro, 

you assemble your own group of 
am and even gel (hem to play. The 
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Here you draw on the blank screen by 
dragging with the left hand mouse button - 
you can select this with the Pencil icon, 
There are four widths of line available - via 
the right-hand button - and 15 possible 
colours to choose, which you can also use 
as backdrops by clicking on the Clear icon. 

All the con trot Icons are down the right 
side ol the screen, As well as freehand draw- 
ing you can choose to rubber band straight 
lines, draw circles and rectangles and even 
pick ready made sprites to enliven your pic- 
ture. There's also an Alphabet icon which 
lets you add your own messages to the 
screen - in five different fonts, 

Returning to the Discovery menu via 
Escape I clicked on some greeting cards on 
a bookshelf and was taken to Card Creator. 

I here are basically two types of card - por- 
trait which are taller than wide, and land- 
scape, wider than talk Card Creator lets you 
make both. 

For a start there's a freehand drawing 
facility, much as in Art Alive. It r s abo got 
the latter's Undo option which rids you of 


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the last thing drawn. Clicking on the Pencil 
Lakes you to the print your own message 
icon, again in five fonts, while clicking 
once more takes you to the preset sprites. 

Ihese sprites include everything from 
Father Christmas to the Easier Bunny and a 
further dick on the icon takes you to preset 
"Happy Birthday", ''Hope you gel well 
soon" messages. 

In short with very little effort you can 
easdy produce professional results. Not 
onfy that, but you can save them to disk or 
pnnt them out with all the usual options 
- ready to fold into a personalised card. 

Back to thr menu. Clicking on the Ted 
ptaying with the jigsaw took me through 
to Jigsaw which is quite simply the best 
computer jigsaw program I've seen. 

You can import your own jigsaws, say 




Mike Bibby enthuses 

over an educational 

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IS 

genuinely enthralling 
and fun to use 



from Art Alive, and proceed to cut them up 
into from 12 to 111 pieces. 

Pieces may be right way up r fhpped over 
or totally scrambled. They appear on their 
own screen but you drag a group of them 
over to the jigsaw screen and position them 
with the left-hand mouse button using the 
right button to rotate them if necessary, 
threat Fun - and you can even save your 
favourite. 






The last program is Make a Monster - 
entered by clicking on the monster in [he 
tree. Here you're presented with a grizzly 
set 0 ! icons of arms, legs, torsos, heads, 
eyes and so on. 

You simply drag the pieces onto the 
screen to create your own monster, step- 
ping through all the varieties of limbs and 
so on by clicking on the right-hand 
button,. 

Once you've got your monster you can 
save him la dnsk r animate him or play a 
simple game with him. All in all it's 
strangely compulsive and a musi for bud- 
ding Frankenstein*, 

To sum up, not only is Paint and Create 
highly enjoyable it's educationally valid. 
Loo. It meets virtually all the requirements 
of Keystage One Technology Altai nment 
Target Five, 

In simpler terms nearly all infant and 
lower junior computer technology require- 
ments are covered. 

In this short review I've hardly covered 
all the program's features, nor have I 
explored its full potential. Suffice it to say 
that it's highly enjoyable, simple to use and 
a great tool tor learning. 

If you're at all interested in education for 
the fives and over, buy ill It's an ambitious 
project, and a total success. 



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Clock doubling 

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out. 

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the 


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66020 to 68030 and the eventual 
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Stevie Kennedy tests 
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described as the Blizzard Turbo Memory 
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A new Amos lor sophisticated 
program development in the 
90s? You may 35 k what was 
•rong with the old 80s one? Nothing 
~,:h really, but the problem was that 
k K vone had an idea qf how the program 
xi d be improved. 

-mas frqm the beginning was Francois 
L : nel*i own personal vision of what a 
qramming language and editor should 
be and although it was revolutionary at 
time, there would obviously come a 
nr* when it had to- be changed. 

~3stes change, and although your envi- 
- men! in Amos Classic could be conflg- 
to suit you, a tot of things about the 
sr.-erri were not quite right. 

: 3ist forward to today, when Amos 
Sessional is wheeled out blinking into 
1 old light of day. The big question Is, 
►‘"jfs it like? 

■'■ell, as predkied by myself and others, 

1 ■ or stuff has been borrowed from the 

Amos system, like new requesters and 
■■r encdtent Amos Tutor now called the 
Monitor - which enables you to step 
T rough the programs you create and see 
* 'reeb either as a small screen or a Full 


screen preview. This is the most useful 
thing smce the nose hair dipper, because 
it means you can stamp out the bugs as 
they arise. Most buys in a program have 
to be figured out by sheer weight of logic 
thinking your way LFtrough the program. 

By and large, most of what: you know 

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Features? Cosh, we've got them matey, and in piles. So make some tea, put on your 
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ff ANIM 

■htw commands to play FFf ANIM files, which it is said 
:*rate faster than those used in DPaint itself! 

double precision support 

: or Floating point ops and of course support for any maths 
processor you might have lying around cluttering up 
■ ■'■ur motherboard 

,, nJEmt'ted ban kl 

Sefoic, you had fust 16 memory hanks to put afl your 
: r 3phic5 and sounds in, but now you can have up to 
rS.flOQ, OF course there are aisq some new bank com- 
mands to cope with the strain. 

: seech Mouth 

1 ■ some people when asked what they wanted to see in 
■“r new Amos said they'd like a little animated mouth 
" .ement to match narralor-dmen speech, What are they 
qn? 

sew control structure 

A control structure has been added, ELSE IF, which is 
**e switch casing in C. You can have as many cases as you 
fee and Finally yog can hop out of the test with an ENDIF, 

- slick, and C programmers will get off on that, 

~^AP error trapping 

" - u new TRAP command stops any parficuFar errors stop- 
: ng the program, meaning your compiled programs 
%on p i bomb out when they hit a snag. 


ASSIGN 

The assign command has been added, just like the 
AmigaDOS command. 

Ports and Libs 

About 40 to SO commands have been added covering the 
devices like SER: PRT; PAR:,, and atso advanced commands 
for libraries tike Lib Open, Lib Close. 

MED Support 

For playing MED modules direct^. plus of course Midi sup- 
port through MED. The MED player is a library so can be 
updated without altering the main Amos Pro program. 

Noisetractar support 

Play Noisetracker modules directly. This is boiled into the 
system so Future revisions of the NT program may differ, 

Aftexit control 

A big selling point in the US, as ARexx was a major forte 
over tFiere even before it was incorporated into the Amiga 
system. ARexx ports can be opened and data sent and 
received as normal. 


EXEC 

You can now run any Amiga DOS program from within 
Amos using the new EXEC command. 

POKES and PEEKS 

Now you can use these commands to put stnnqs into 
memory locations as well as numeric data. 

Arnos Interface 

This is a major part of the revised Amos r allowing you pre- 
viously impossible control over the interface of your Amos 
system and any other interfaces you might like to destgn 
for programs. 

The system starts humbly by letting you customise the 
interface using IFF screens containing all the buttons and 
window graphics. I he elements are grabbed using a simi- 
lar process to a sprite grabber. 

A resulting resource file is then saved off to be loaded 
by the program when tFie interface is in use! There is also 
the Amos Interface string based language, which is like 
AMAL only bigger more complex, Not for the faint- 
hearted, This is Amos Professional after all! 

> 


Amiga Computing November ) 992 





Programming 


► 

from using the Classic Amos program in 
all its incarnations will stand you in good 
stead. What Amos Professional represents 
is a more flexible and powerful environ- 
ment lor you to develop your software in, 
rather than a complete change of 
program. 

Opinions? Well for my money this is 
the bee's nose and the dog's anatomy. I 
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tion: ,r What tan you add to Amo* to make 
it better?" 

The customising options alone will 
keep me busy lor weeks, and sometime in 
the Spring I might get around to using 
some new commands, 

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Amos Pro to write Amos programs like the 
ones we wrote before, except this time 


one dark spat on the horizon is that at the 
time of writing there Isn't a new compiler 
version to ga with the new program. 


features, the compiler has to be rewritten 
to cope with the extra keywords, 

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they were pretty good myself, but \ 
guess the customer is always right! 

So now in Amos you have loads of 
examples and backup programs and 
the online help facility for the hard d 
thinking, in tot At there are around 200 
more commands in Amos Pfo than 
there was in the most recent version of 
Amos Classic. 

Your old compiler won't work with 
the new program, but a new version 
tailed Amos Professional Compiler wiH 
be out very soon. 


sion of the compiler won'! be that long in 
lUe works, so cross everything crossable 
for luck. 

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► 

Amos Monitor 

The tutor program from Easy Amos revamped and now 
available for lull Amos users, Eug tracing and stomping a 
speciality. 

New editor 

There is a new editor program in Amos Pro r with a much 
more workmanlike interface design, pull-down menus, and 
the ability to load, edit and run multiple programs. 

Configuration 

There's a new online config program, which enables you to 
alter your settings easily and quickly without having !□ toad 
and run a separate program. There are abo conligurc edi» 
tor options like screen sizes, error messages etc, all of which 
can be changed. 

Compatibility 

You can load old Amos and Easy Amos programs, and run 
them quite happily. There's also a check facility to Lost 
compatibility with Amos Pro prog rams and the old versions 
□f the interpreter, which automatically traces the areas 
where you are likely to have problems if you want the pro- 
gram to run on, all versions. 

Machine code 

You can now load machine code intD procedures. H the 
procedure is full then the code in the prot will be erased 
and replaced with the machine code block. 

It's best to load machine code into a blank proc, and 


then that machine code program can be accessed using 
the proc name, 

Keyboard macros 

This system lets you assign any series of commands to sin- 
gle keystrokes making life a lor easier it there are some long 
repetitive processes you used to do by hand, like block out 
areas of the program using HEM statements, 

Not only that, but any menu option can be reconfigured 
to be triggered by any key you like. 

Mark and Find 

Marks remember where you've been and mark places in 
the program which you intend to visit often. 

Undo/Redo system 

You can Undo and Redo any number of lines, limited only 
hy memory, 

Gut/Paste 

Now you can cut and paste at any position ami not just 
whole lines. The left button is used to mark sections of 
code, rather than the right button in old versions, and this 
mode is activated by double clicking on the character you 
wish to start from. 

Sound effects 

You can now set up any one you want to be used by the 
system, rather than the old built-in sounds, This makes it 
more like the sort of thing you hear coming from an Apple 
Macintosh (spit). 


Custom commands 

You can replace menu commands with your own Amos 
programs. 

Auto- save 

For those of you who live in country areas, like rm f and 
have power cuts every now and then because a cow hit 
through a power cable. 

Kill Editor 

A new command to remove the whole editor while a pro- 
gram is running, which then re-loads it after you've fin- 
ished. There are options in config to stop this happening in 
programs you get from othe/ people. 

User menu 

A place to store your own programs and mm them, A 
accessories run from this menu. 

¥ 

On-line help 

A sophisticated help system which means you have no real 
excuse for getting stuck once you run the program. An, 
word can be clicked on and help about the keyword is 
available on-line as you work. 

Direct mode 

This has been improved to have window gadgets for cer- 
tain functions, and an AmigaDOS Shell -like history, using 
the cursor keys rather than the function beys. The result is a 
more powerful and user-friendly front end for the Amc-i 
programmer. 









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Danger abounds this month? No boring vectors,, no 
scrolling sleepiness, just the cream of the demo crop. 
First op is Olympic Cyclist Anim (17 Bft, 2155), From 
the title screen of this IMb-only animation l learned 
that the UK have previously held the Olympics in 
1908 and 194B. Roll on Manchester 2000 r eh? 

Anyway, I was expecting dodgy digitised video- 
tape, a la mayhem on Wheels I. Instead I was pleas 
antly surprised to see a fully convincing animation of 


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world at the recent bash in 

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Barcelona, as ridden by Chris \ 

Board man, complete with stupid L - 
hat. 

The animation is smooth,, although as it only does 
ore thing there ain't exactly hours ol fun here. Still, 
well worth a peek, 

Underground all nighters here we come? The 
Vamma Vamnva Hardcore Megamix (J7 Srt r 21 3 ft) is a 
simple but elective aural assaults A mad - le mind 
bending - strobe accompanies a competent demo 
containing all the righi noises and breakbeats, from 
Kicks like a Mule's The Bouncer to rhol grungy noise. 

Demos like this are good fun, of course, but rot a 
patch on a half decent DJ, Still, it's better than most. 
It's certainly better than the Sesame's Treet Remix 
(S? Bit 2089) which is a version of the recent love ib- 
on h ale i I J 'rave ,r smash from the Smart Es, 

This opens with a loading shot ol a badly drawn 
man smoking something dubious which disappears to 
reveal... a blank screen as the demo is playing. 

It's an average version. Hie sound quality is accept- 
able, but it hardly breaks any boundaries, and with 
the record absolutely guaranteed lo end up at 99p In 
the bargain bins, vinyl’ s ye r‘ best bet for this one. 

Alternatively, don't bother and buy some proper 
dance music instead... 


fr i rJioi bike 

The Dlsknel Silly Names demo fJ7 Bil, 2137 A/B) ct« 
tains 12 music demos, from Through the Limits to & 
absolutely appalling supermarket version of Er 
Clapton s Wonderful Tonight, decimated in a w- 
whkh only our European friends seem capable < 
achieving. 

Some good samples and sounds lend the demo 
very high quality feel, but it's lei down by H 
scrolling credits, which apart from containing son 
dodgy English (no problems) also contains a lot 
swearing (no need for It, lads), 

Original animation shocker! Yup, the Palace Lina 
animation f T 7 Bit, 2086) Is a clever Take Hartii* 
ellort involving amusing music and a pencil whir 
draws things, Role advert style, lor the central cha 
acler to Interact with, 

This coding Is neat, and the idea more origin 
than any demos I've seen for a long white, all makir 
this one of the better animations of recent linn 
Worth a look, And that's it lor this month, ftememt* 

- stay dangerous! 


Cyadonia 

Deja Vu, L/67 


by Jamie Newcombs 

According to the instructions, you have to 
guide your CYAD (he's actually a yellow 
cross) ground the marly levels oi the matrix - 
"a metallic structure ol interconnected plat- 
Forms and bridges hanging in the void of 
outer space*. 

This is typical PD, in that a simple idea has 
been taken and turned into a fully-featured 


its "thinking arcade game ir Feel, it r s a i J 
like Lemmings, and with a full tutorial s 
tion where you can choose which leve : 
. - practice or play, i 


a sufficient stlfi 
tion of interest 
new levels &i 
dastarda 


good fun. You move your joystick to move 
the CYAD, but once he has started moving 
hell continue to do so until he hits some- 
thing, at which point you can use the 
joystick to send him somewhere 
else. 

Your task is to do various 


baddies, 
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by Steve Bennett 

This educational program is aimed at pri- 
mary school children, and indeed the 
author actually bothered to take it to a local 
school and get the kids to check it out, 
allowing him to make changes and 
improvements to ihe code before putting ft 
an general release. 

After a complicated instruction screen 
which an adult would be best reading and 
explaining to a child, you can use either 
pegs or shapes id create pictures. 

You choice of shape IS large, and il leels 
a little like playing Tetris, excepi you can use 
the moose to put the shapes wherever you 


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want them to hel There are a wide range oF 
colours to choose from r and you can make a 
colour Flash by clicking undemealh it - great 
for Eelisha beacons, With full loading and 
saving options, this is an interesting and 
potentially uselul education package, 


Peg a Picture 


Deia Vu. L99 


You'd have to be mad to buy full price 
packages when there's so much excellent 
PD, shareware and 
licenceware around. 

Phi! Morse looks at this 
month's bumper bundle 


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Concert Box 

Deja Vu, L/90 

to -rtually the follow-on (ram Musk Box, 
m designed to teach musical basics 
war essiy and interactively & possible* 

* * actually seen Musk Box, but it the 
<apr of Concert Box is anything to go by, 
<ft > well worth hunting down too. 

J m - program allows you to write music, 
w i :.es r d up to eight pages of eight bars 
- 1 ' r-m of music altogether. You choose 
rt '■strumenl t& each ol the Amiga's four 
w/ii channels - none of the sounds are any 
'nan fair - and then you can compose 
m by selecting notes, rests and so on 
•n~ * menu and dropping them onto the 

“ _ ere is a keyboard, Loo, which you 
h by pressing the appropriate keys on 
mga's keyboard. With all lengths ol 
Stops and rests catered far, as we^l as 
handling of key and time signatures and 
msive save and load fad Hies, this rs 
constructed and useful program, 
t will not allow "proper"’ length pieces ot 
use. to be written, and they're not going to 
worthwhile - there's no Midi ban- 
tor instance - but this is designed as 
"Zjfatiqnal program, not a professional 
and as such it works admirably. 

It would be equally suited to school chik 
or those who simply wish to learn more 
musk. 


Sour Crapes 

Oeja Vu, L/74 
I by Chris Banks 

We rOur grapes from the planet Mokneed 
j *** what is unargoably the best wine in 
ie diverse. As Sqoasher Crape, it's your job 
t loriect these grapes. 

of this eventually leads on to a 3D tile- 
ijL-r r (ie you have to jump on every life to 
r jrqe it in some way before moving onto 



game is nor one which the code engenders 
much respect for. 

Learn to live with it, however, and the 
ardent fan of this type of game will find 
many levels and obstacles to conquer. 

It's worth seeing just ior the Ghostbuster- 
style monster which breaks up from under- 
neath |he tiles to harass you m a totally 
unconvincing buy equally unpredictable way 
when you run out of time! 

Magic 
Wassocks II 

Deja Vu, L/96 

Fast and mad, this platformer, subtilled "The 
Search for Kyke ", involves your moving 
around the screen, avoiding mushrooms 
which grow out of nowhere and disappear 
as fast, dynamite, arrows, oojits (spinning 
yin-yang symbols) and other obstacles. 

It's nicely animated, 
with suitably frantic 
music, and Simple buL 
chunky cartoony 
graphics. The sound is 
quite impressive, with 
some nice vocal 
samples. 

However, it's pretty 
difficult, with near 
pixel- perfect move- 
ment often required, 
and as your character 
- who incidentally 


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the next level). Out lo stop you are venous 
baddies - or should that be natives not too 
happy at being exploited? - and scores ol 
poisoned grapes, apple cores (nasty!), 
unpredictable big grapes (some make all 
the tiles flash for you), gems and other 
obstacles and features. 

The graphics are rather good, but the 
whole thing moves painfully slowly, and it 
feels as if the link between joystick and 


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PD libraries 

Qot anything worth reviewing? 
'Course you "ave, or you wouldn't be 
hi business. So slop pussy footing 
around like a picture ol apathy and 
learn positivism! 

Be a winner! Stuff your latest into a 
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looks like a cross between Quasimodo and 
a frog - doesn't exactly speed around the 
screen, you can find yourself getting very 
frustrated at dying because you can't 
escape from danger quickly enough* 

Picture 

Hangman 

Deja Vu, L/83 

Pet 5 hop Boys- is h music leads on to a 
rather novel interpretation of the old clas- 
sic. At the lop of the screen are the blanks 
indicating how many letters are in the word 
to be found out the fellers appear here 
when guessed correctly. 

Letters disappear once selected 
- avoiding the confusion of 
remembering which letters have 
already been used and when 
you guess a letter correctly, a 
slice ol a picture falls down into a 
Wank space in the middle of ihe 
screen. 

When the word has been 
guessed, the picture is com- 
pleted, and will be seen to piclo- 
rially represent the word guessed. 


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All Guns Blazing 

NS$. CLG011 

This Supercars clone for two players uses the usual split-screen 
action and features several circuits as well as she expected host 
of dirty tricks with which to hinder your human opponent. 

There are missiles, smoke screens, oil and so on, and there's 
also an overview map to let you see the whole course and how 
far you have got to go. 

It's very well presented, with humorous FBI centra! com- 
puter-style resumes of lire authors including pictures - anti 
also Irtdusfcs an editor allowing yoo to redesign the tracks. 

Although the actual play areas are rather small, and ft 
moves pretty slowly, it's the interaction with an opponent or 
rather, the complete lack of interaction as you engage in some 
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Future Shock 

Virus Free PD, CL610 

Written in Amos, as indeed are a It 
It not the majority of this month 
PD offerings this is a space ag< 
move sround-a- grid style thing, win 
the usual password access to the vat 
iqlis levels, pretty good: graphics ar 
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you like the sound of it. 


map, allow the selection of such opti 
as victory information, the declarat 
and severing of alliances, and full coni 
over your armies and fleets. 

Should you tike this kind of strati 
game - and it certainty seems to he 
implemented - and have a soft spot 
the Roman Empire circa 30BC, this will 
right up your street. 

Should this all go right over you he; 
there's a version of dominoes on the 
too! 


Blitz 

Paul Watson 

This h a PD version of the old arcau 
classic Bomber, Writ ten in Amos an 
compiled, It’s a simple bul fair! 
playable little number, 

As usual you get to r hoove yo- 
weapons, and this version is vmoul 
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Sul this is noL all - once a child has got this 
far, a paint palette appears at the bottom 
of the screen, and the picture may be 
coloured in as a reward for guessing the 
word correctly. 

It's not really any more educational 
than the time-proven Biro-andback-oTan- 
envelope version, but this might neverthe- 
less persuade children who are more used 
to joysticks, lasers and power-ups to play 
game which will be beneficial to them and 
which they might otherwise never 
become acquainted with. 

As for the lack of a man to hang - isn't 
such a concept a little out of date in 
the 90s? 

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v6.04 

by Paul Thompson 

This compendium of virus checkers lor 
kCickstart 2,o users is more a much 
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The damage which can be caused by 
viruses is not to be underestimated, espe- 
cially if you have a hard drive. They can 
destroy months or years of collected data, 
corrupt irreplaceable disk and basically 
make life hell For anyone careless enough 
to have caught one, 

I say careless enough, because with 
enough diligence and a good virus 
checker you can avoid or at least massively 
reduce your chances of catching one of 
these digital destroyers. 

The problem has always been that it's a 
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17 Bit. 2130 

Here's an original idea - an air 
traffic control simulation. An 
involved and large program, you 
can choose your airport, from 
those deemed to be easy to the 
harder ones, 

i started with Lisbon, one of 
the easy ones, and promptly made a complete 
mess ol things. The program is wont to pop up 
with sarcastic comments, such as" Good Job - but 
use the airways' 1 , when it's evident that you're 
doing anything but a good job, and the authen- 
ticity of the airports featured adds excitement to 
the Simula bon. 

Although I was absolutely appalling at this, Tve 
never lancred myself sluing in a control Lower 
controlling thousands of lives. If you do, you'll 
love it. 


with all the latest changes incorporated 
into the checkers it offers. 

The charge for this service is a mere 
£15 for 12 updates, which is just enough 
to cover costs. It's a smalt price to pay lor 
peace of mind. 


REM vl .0 


by Mark Forrester 

Heft's a simple but highly useful idea, 
which is really only ol use to hard drive 
owners P unless you use the same Floppy 
every time you boot up your machine - 
say, a word processor. 

REM - short for Reminder - tells the 
computer to remind you upon booting up 


of any important dates coming up. It'll 
remember birthdays, anniversaries and 
indeed whatever you tell it r and comes 
with comprehensive instructions concern- 
ing its installation and use. 

it's a simple idea - aren't they invariably 
the best? - and is both well implemented 
and useful. A classic shareware uLility if ever 
I saw one, 

Andy's Amos 
Games 1 

MBS. G294 
by Andy Platts 

As NB5 point out, the best game of the 
several featured here is Glass Back, a plat- 
lormer in the classic Manic Miner style., In 
the mining world, a glassback is F appar- 
ently, a lazy miner who spends his time 
lying around.. 

It looks quite nice, with some pleasing 
animation oE obstacles, but your sprite is a 
little small and dim. It's certainty extremely 
playable, but there's nothing here that a 
Spectrum would struggle with. 

However, taken alongside the other live 
games supplied, this package is lair value 
lor money. It's worth a peek just to see 
how long you can survive playing Light 
Cycles at the hardest skill rate - I managed 
about two seconds! 

Eternal Rome 


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17 Bit, 2139 

A version of the arcade favourite contain- 
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winnings and a paisabte, although noL 
particularly impressive, wheel. 

It could have been done a lot better - 
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turn them into fully-fledged adventures. 
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The Money 
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Frac v2,0 

Amiga nuts United 

Not another disk full of our random pals 
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the Fantasy Role-playing Adventure 
Creator which allows you Lo put all those 
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Zalycon 

17 Bit, 2158A/B 

Only one person left who can help 
us... blah blah.,, loads of suspiciously 
stupid aliens... blah blah.. H It's that 
kind of game. 

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swapping, the purpose of which I fall 
to understand, you finally reach the 
first screen, which is an asteroid 
dodging affair. 

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When you do? "Please insert disk.." 
prompts you to reach for the off but- 
ton. Not very good at all, I'm afraid. 


17 Bit, 2126 
by Alan Bilsborough 

This home accounts package can handle 
up to 12 accounts simultaneously - 
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A huriget comparison feature allows to 
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It's a tidy and businesslike program, 
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Smoothly and efficiently. The paint is, 
though, that I've never met anybody 
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Address Print 
v2.1 


Mayhem on 
Wheels 3 

17 Bit, 2116 

Containing two car smash animator 



running in jerky black and white 
approximately eight frames a secor 
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can pause and frame advance too r ju 
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by Paul Lathwell 

This is a simple program allowing you to 
save, load and modify addresses and 
then print them onto libels. You can 
select from five fonts and three font 
types, and the whole thing as present Ed 
in a sample and easy to use manner, 
Although the author is not sure if it 
will work with any printed bar the Star 
1C2Q0 colour model,, it should work on 
Epson-compatibles, and you're not 
going lo lose much in finding out r are 
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If your word processor cannot handle 
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you mean eating nuts? - Ed) add pzazz! to 
vsrhai is actually a pretty ordinary looking 
platformer, 

You must collect what look like reel-to* 
reel tape players while avoiding the nas- 
ties, Competent and absorbing (or a few 
hours, I would imagine., 

Klaktris 

17 Bit, 2174 
by Tony Hosier 

This is like Tetris insomuch as the game 
area comprises a grid into which pieces 
tall to be positioned by the player, and 
that you die when the pile ol pieces 
reaches the top of the game area. 

However, where Tetris works using 
shapes, Klaklris u&es colours. All the pieces 
are the same shape - three by one blocks 
- but each block contains three colours, 
which can be switched by pressing the 
Fire button. 

The idea is to make rows of three or 
more cubes of the same colour, which can 
run horizontally, vertically or diagonally^ 
When a row is formed, the blocks which 
make it up disappear, allowing those 
above to fall down. 

The graphics are simple but very attrac- 
tive, and the way the blocks crack up and 
disintegrate is a piece of coding worthy ol 
the crumbling ol the pillars ol Atlantis, or 
something, 

However, as with most Tetris variants, 
at the end of the day it does not beat the 
original for sheer, hair-tearing addictive* 
ness, BuL it's worthwhile variant 
nonetheless. 


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Words not wonga! 

Wordprocessing need not cost a gold-plated Parker. 
Here are two biros of the on-screen writing world 
Powertext vl .02 

Deja Vu, L/98 
by Gary Stimpson 

PD wordprocessors seem to be getting more and more like 
their professional counterparts all the time,, with complex, 
features becoming the norm and ease of use improving dra- 
matically with every new update, 

Powertext has a rather Impressive k a lures list, including 
full custom format/ Ascii loading and saving and a lully-fea 
tured spell checker. 

It^s got a proper find and replace function, the ability to 
switch between Insert and Overwrite modes (useful for 
someone used to using one or the other elsewhere) and a 
wide preferences setup, Including auto-save, the ability to 
edit, toad and save function keys, and adjustable lab 
settings. 

It's not perfect, There are some features missing which I 
would have like to have seen, not least the ability to select 
blocks by highlighting them with the mouse, rather than 
having to use menus and ihe keyboard, but for £4 it is an 
absolute bargain. Indeed, those who write the odd letter 
need look no further than this for the answer to their word- 
processing needs. 



17 Bit, 2129 
by Nicholas Harvey 

Spoilt for choice? Another mega PD wordprocessor which 
comes complete with the AZSpell spell checker, a wealth o 
text styles (as opposed to Icmls) and even macro support! 

It looks clean and workmanlike, with menus at the lop ol 
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fast enough for most users. 

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irig, but again, what do you expect? U s a complete bargain 


Line: 3 Col nun: 29 I (Untitled) 

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T utorialU 3 


ask Amiga DOS scripts, such as 
the startup-sequence, are no 
more than simple batch files 
*" - execute a list of commands one 
#■-• ".tie other, but there are many more 
1 - 1 : ^ uses for the Amiga's command Ban* 
. and,, with a little effort, scripts can 
■s- * Kle to carr y out fairly complex rasks, 
Tike a Jook r For example, at the install 
‘ nes used by many commercial soft- 
m$*i houses. The chances are that 
f iDGS is bemg used to check the slate 
f : -ard drive, look for various configura- 
and report back to the user with 

- Lions on how to proceed with the 
''.rjlation. 

Such scripts may appear daunting at 
1 " out AmigaDOS's inherent simplicity 
they're really not much more com- 
; : 'ed than the scripts we've written over 
' - " jst Six months or sOr 

- - 1' 1 s look at the most basic technique 
: in these circumstances. The IF .., 

^M-F pairing will be familiar to anyone 
* " ■ % ever program in Basic, and the com- 
~ is work in more or less the same way 
it --ugaDGS. As m Basic, a gene-raf IF ... 

: _ f statement looks like: 

j vcsndltifliiJ 

• r r r sui iheit ffrtLriutiiinj if tflndltiofl 
i" p iMud) 

ji 

'I Dut these ' n s- 1; rye ^ Dfil if iDndUibn 

* id] 

\mif 

The major limitation with the IF com- 
"i"d is that there are only a few condi- 
lens which can be tested for (see box), 

. aWes can be tested using EQ, CT, and 
and the WARN test can monitor the 
-■ s response to the ASK command, but 
M ‘S It. 

Eefore despairing, however, now would 
a ii good time to look closer at the 
' : NV command, which when used with 
F ..ENDIF parr can lend AmigaDOS 


This month's 

IF.. .ELSE.. .ENDIF 

The IF command tan use the follow- 
i| options: 

SOT, WARN, EXISTS, EQ, CT, CE, 
i Al^ ERROR, FAIL 

sOT can be combined with any of 
:ne other op lions, 

■ hRH is returned positive if the user 
run answered V(es) to an ASK ques- 
tiofi and negative if N(o}, 

EXISTS is used to check for the exis 
■•‘-nte of files or drawers. 

iQ. GT, and GE (equals, greater than, 
freater-thanof -equal lo) are used to 
■mpare two alphanumeric strings. 



The script begins with the usual .key 
line which tells the Amiga to expect user 
input during the script's execution, then 
in the next two lines uses a special feature 
of the GETENV' command to ask a ques- 
tion and accept any input the user likes. 
This is accomplished through the use of 
redirection and the option. 

Redirection, as we know from earlier in 
the series, is the technique whereby, using 
pointed brackets, the Amiga is told to 
send output from a command to a file or 
device other than the default. 

In the case of the GETENV command, 
the default destination far output is the 
current Shell window, but we r ve told the 
command to send it to the file 
ENV‘: INSULT instead 

If you examine the last character in the 
GETENV line, you'll notice that it is an 


commands 

VAL is used to lesl I he numeric value 
of a variable,, such as a counter. 

ERROR and FAIL are used lo check fqr 
error return codes and test the sever- 
ity of the Iasi error. 

They will not work unless FATLAT 
has been used to raise the lail level 
above 10 and 20 respectively. 


Why ENV? 

ENV: is the directory used to store all 
environment variables, and is usually 
set up by the Workbench startup- 
sequence as a directory in the RAM 
disk. When we redirect output Lo a 
file in tNV:, that file - If it doesn't 
already exist - is created, and as it is 
now in £NV: it ii automatically treated 
as an environment variable, 


scripts a whole new lease of fife, 

Using a combination of these two and 
the odd A5K command, the script writer 
can produce active dialogues between the 
user and the script, ideal for almost any 
purpose you care to name. 

Most ot what follows wilt, fm afraid, be 
of use only Lo Workbench 1.3 and 2.04 
users, as the environment variables in 
Workbench 1.2 are much more restricted 
iind do not allow the sort of operations 
we'll be attempting, Sorry, but that's 
progress for you. 

A straightforward example of what 
can be done with environment vari- 
ables would look like: 


, yiM 

fuhe 'flit to, litEj 1 ! Insult if if you diffi 1- 
gtttnv > pr v : i nsyU » 
is k "Are jgy HlDnf « * Slniuli 7 8 
if vi rr 

echo 'In that case, sue to you vfth IflODS 
on?" 1 

(til 

ii£id 'Hhi ! Just as U! H 
eniti i 


tM TDti tlLLIHt *s «. TvEUG? 


rather than: 


b*i ?PJ C4LLIM« HE i HRiULTl 


Note the use of ASK, IF, ELSE, and 
ENDIF to round off our script. The ASK 
command prints a question which incor- 
porates the J insult variable in the same 
way as the ECHO command, then passes 
the Y or N answer to the IF command. 
When the user answers Yfes) to an ASK 
command, the WARN flag is set to posi- 
tive, which means the IF WARN state- 
ment wilt execute the instructions before 
the ELSE command. 

When the user answers n(d), WARN is 
not set, which means the second instruc- 
tion or set of instruct ions between EL5F 
and ENDIF is executed. 

By applying a little lateral thinking, 


asterisk, and not a particularly self- 
explanatory one at that, 

This character merely tells the GETENV 
command to take its input from the con- 
sole device (the current Shell window, in 
other words), which explains why when 
the scop! runs it waits after the questk>n 
called by the ECHO statement until the 
user types something in and presses the 
Return key. 

At this point, the word just entered is 
passed to the environment^ variable 
"Insult*, then printed to the screen by 
the ECHO command which follows 
straight after. However, ECHO only 
knows to print the variable because we 
use the t sign. 

When Workbench 2, Ox sees a E sign, it 
knows that what follows is the name of 
an environment variable, and acts 
accordingly. In the case of our ECHO 
command, the contents of the variable 
are printed to the screen rather than the 
literal contents ol the echo string, so we 
get: 


most users should be capable of produc- 
ing almost unlimited variations on this 
theme using exactly the same techniques 
as our frivolous example stripe 

Even the most complex scripts use 
these commands, some in more ingenious 
ways, some by simply working through a 
great number of them, but it should be 
clear by now that without the IF... END IF 
construction and the use OF environment 
variables, AmigaDOS scripts would be 
much less flexible. 

Next month, well look at more ways in 
which the AmigaDOS senpt can be heeled 
up. The above examples form the tore of 
what can be done with AmigaDOS, espe- 
cially in situations where the user is asked 
to make same sort of input, but there's 
plenty more to come, 


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ADVICE SERVICE 

Write to ACAS, Amiga Computing, Europa 
House, Adfington Park, Macclesfield SK10 4NP 

Save your sues - we can 't reply personally 


Upgrade options 

As the owner of a basic A 5 00, the news 
of the demise of the A.5QU is worrying 
me. I have been considering upgrading 
ny machine lo-r some lime, rind below 
-ire my options. Could you ie II me 
which you think would be best and 
advise if there are any compatibility 
problems? 

• Buy a hard drive (GVP is a favourite, 
but could you recommend nne which 
does not fit in the DMA slot?) then 
-;*pand memory to 4Mb either through 
the hard drive expansion or a Virgo 
card.. 

NeaL, go for an JAM emulator (i await 
details of the Em plant IBM version). Is 
there a way to attach Zorro slots to I he 
A5Q0? 

• Try to trade up to an A1 500 or above 
and uprate specs to match those above. 

• Turn to the PC market and give up 
□n Commodore altogether, 

Which is the best and/or cheapest? 

A P Horrors, Burn/ey 

Ptfsjfb/y fhe most expensive would be 
the tost option. Despite the price cuts in 
the PC market, the viable entry level 
machine or with hard 

drive} would still set you hack £ I MO or 
more. 

In addition, you wcurfd soon find out 
just how expensive the best PC software 
can be (does £400 for a wordproceswr 
sound cheap?}. 

The trade up option h an appealing 
one, especially if you se// your A500 ancf 
jo for □ machine through the Classifieds 
section, hut to trade up to a new Amigo 
j Liyt oi a range of machine s ft about fa 
be ioimched would he a bit like buying a 
new car at the end of juiy. 

for trade ups* wait untii the A2200 is 
released and see what you think of it 

Expanding the AS 00 is sliii o very 


sound upgrade path, dejpfle the fact 
that with the machine's so -ea tied 
"demise" you would he hard pressed to 
recoup your Investment In a year or two. 

C VP hard drives are the undisputed 
kings of the ASOO tasf/e, and the HD8+ 
would also offer on SJWb RAW upgrade 
path. 

You could toke a look at fhe Ashcom 
and Rossmoller drives reviewed in our 
Amiga Market section (recently renamed 
to avoid confusion with another Amiga 


title), as both offer very cheap storage. 

In this situation, you would be bah 
anclng the technical excellence of (he 
■C^P product with the relatively untested 
millle of whof ft undaubfecf/y a much 
more affordable product, but that's 
what consumer decrsfons ore all about. 

As for IBM emulation, the Vortex 
3$6$x G olden C ate (reviewed fust 
month) is easily the best PC emulator 
available at the moment, but it will only 
be an option If you decide to upgrade lo 


Bengali fonts 

I own an ASOO Plus and I would like to 
word process in a different language, 
namely Bengali, I know (his is possible 
because ! have seen it done on a 
PC286, 

I created Bengali fonts using the 
bitmap font editor, FED, which comes 
on the Extras disk, and the font set was 
then transferred to the fonts drawer on 
my Office Page disk, but I am not satis- 
fied with the results. 

Can ! buy a wordpro cessor or DTP 
package to write documents in Bengal? 
Are these fonts available as outline or 
Compy Graphic fonts from anywhere? 

A Hamid, London 

I've never Seen a Bengali font on PD 
disk or bulletin board \ hut there must be 
one somewhere. If a member of an 
Amiga user group or someone with a 
sufficiently multilingual fonts collection 
would c are to send the foot to ACAS on 
a disk * i r d be happy fo send it on. 

One possible course of action would 
be to convert your bitmap font [a a 
scalable font using something like font 
Manager from PCS in Cermuny. There 
are a few such font converters slouching 
about, but you may have to took very 
hard to find one. 

Vaur he s I hef wouid be to coni act 
people like EM ComputergraphU 
George Thompson Services, and others 
who sed a range of fonts for most appli- 
cations. Plan B might he to contact 
companies such as Amor and Digita in 
the hope that they have a Bengali font 
available as an option, or know where 
to tfnd one for you. 

the A1500. The Bodega Bay add-on pro- 
vides the ASOO wfth four lorro sbts T hut 
costs £400 and is therefore a false 
economy . 


Clod Kennedy 

Please help? Vm losing my hair fats, i 
own an A5QG, a second drive and a 
memory expansion. I r m up to part five 
in the Absolute Beginners' series, and 
my problem is that the Shell window 
won't slay open. 

I double dick on the icon, a Shell 
opens, then immediately disappears, I 
have- started again from scratch, but end 
up with the same results. I have part six, 
but can't go on because I can’t talk to 
the disk. 

Neville Lord, tondon 

If you stop what you're doing , go lo a 
nearby window, and listen very carefully r 
it is quite passible you may he ohie lo 
catch the sound of Mr Kennedy's teeth 
being extmcted r sans onoesfhefic, with a 

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Imploder tips 


I arn writing with some useful information lor virus homers. 
When a file virus infects a life and Hie user crunches lhal 
iile udng a program like Power Packer or Imploder, virus 
killers cannot detect the bogus code because it is crumbed. 

Most killers will advise you lo decrunch the file and 
check It, but What about files Crunched with Imploder 
which say they are protected from decrunching? I have the 
answer to this problem II the person has Imploder 1.0 to 
1.0 

Imploder produces two types of crunched programs, one 
which uses the explode.library, and the other type which 
uses the complete clex ranch header. These files can be 
altered lo enable the user lo dec ru rich them if they do the 
following. 

First 1 1 rid out if die file requires die explode.library. This 
can be done by trying to decrunch the file when Imploder 


says it is a "prated cd library Implode" or a ’'protected nor- 
mal implode". 

Then, II the file is a "protected library implode", use a 
he* editor Such as NewZap and change byte J54 Irom JBO 
to 500, and save the I ile, which should then be 
decrunchabJe. 

II ihc file Isa ’protected normal Implode' 1 , change byte 
S4K from 54E to 561 and byte S49 from S94 to S2E. Again, 
the file should now decrunch. 

After this, even pro! ec ted, crunched imploder files won't 
be safe bom the better virus killers. 

Andrew Pearce. Truro 

l hanks for the tip, Andrew. Any /nfomiotian we receive on the 
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97 






Technical Help 


pair of ptkr*. Ves r bet cocked it up 
again and forgot la tell everyone to 
fFPflfrp lure that Eire PUN command is in 
die C : directory of MyDisk. 

Hh proffered excuse, that if UN h so 
common and on every disk he 5 ever 
seen,, wus summordy dismissed fUJt prior 
10 hi y being dragged screaming to the 

dentist's choir , 

To remedy the /a test Kennedy 
calamity boot from kvorisdencfi, open 
Shelf, then type: 


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Groan... 


/Ufer a coupte of tfrsJt iwaps, ffie ptob- 
fern ifrooJd dfioppfcr. 


Font short-cut 


( have an A500 Plus arlft have purchased 
two PD disk full of tonis However, 
although I tan use the Show/All Wei 
command to tee the font ieont in the 
disk window, I can't actually see whal 
the lonl looks lie unless I load it to 
Workbench. 

It subsequently I find it is not what ! 
want, ] have to 90 through the process 
again with the neat (ant. Is there a 
quick way to see lent type* so that I can 
choose before changing my preFs 
settings? 

Secondly, can 1 print instructions 
Found on PD disks wFiich don't appear 
to have any print facility of Their own? 

Pete Southey, Chichester 


In response to all 345,897 ot you who 
sent in letters this month about print- 
ers eek! 

Printers are taking a holiday this 
month, because Vm basically sick to 
the back teeth with printer hassles. 
Perhaps the facl that my own printer 
has suddenly started to print wobbly 
text and banded graphics has 
prompted the decision, perhaps not. 

Anyway, sorry if you were looking 
forward to some illuminating discus- 
sions on printer driven, this month. 


Font program, then fist the fonts on the 
dhk. using the Show toggle to display 
the fon Hi fra the small viewer w/fldow, 
Before running the preh fonts pro- 
gram, moke sure pay use on Alias to icll 
AmfgaDOS to foot on the floppy dftk far 
its fonts for example, if the PD disk wos 
In your rn fernal drive, you'd type 


To examine a lisl of CompuQraphk 
fonts before deciding which to use on 
Workbench, the only effective method f 
con ihrnJf of would be to run the pref s 


HSU* fohTS: DFG- 


before frying fo ftjf the fonts. 

Ttxt files found nn PD dfflfl, whether 


To wait, or not to wait? 


I am considering buying an accelerator and 
would appreciate your help in the matter 
Should I buy a cheap accelerator now or 
save my money until the AftOO arrives? II 
seems to me that given rhe lukewarm 
reception for the A600, the AftOO could eas- 
ily become the next base level Amiga, and i 
don't want to spend £300 on my A 500 Plus 
to find oui it is as obsolete as ever. Would I 
be able to use my accelerator with the new 
Amigas? 

Finally, as The A6€0 has no DMA port, I 
assume the AftOO won't have one either. 
Does this mean my hard drive will be 
useless? 

David McGuivr, Cumbernauld 


The C VP casing, power supply, and inter 
face will be usrieis in the newer Amigos, 
because none of them will feature a DMA 
port. However, the 52Mb Quunfum drive 
unit can be attached to another SCSI inter- 
face and used with the new machines os 
long as they support the Zorro expansion 


s lot All signs are fhaf at least the new 
A22CQ will have Zorro slats, but the AIWA 
(whose eriitmce has still to be confirmed) 
is rumoured to he an ultra slim design with 
support for only the Internet IDE hard 
drives used with the A 600. If this is the 
cose the A2200 Is a better bay for you, os 
you have a hard drive already which tan 
be cannabalhed for use with the new 
machine. 

If you feel nervous uhout fbuyfng your 
own SCSI interface, don’t he. The Conner- 
tions arc simple, lust dismantle Ifte G VP, 
Attach (he hard drive unit to the new card 
using the four mounting porilforts bund an 
all hard drive* and cards, then connect the 
50-pin SCJf cable and the power connector 
from the bard to the drive. 

Don't buy a cheaper accelerator for the 
moment, especially not a 020* based 

card, as the new Amfgas wFFf he fitted with 
68Q2Q chips. Wail until the prices at the 
A2200 and A300 (if it exists!) ore 
announced before making a decision. 


crunched or uncrunched f can be viewed 
and printed using the MMPP program 
found on every Amiga Computing 
CoverDisk. The arp.library Hie requester fs 
used when MMPP selects file s, 10 Eo copy 
both to your Workbench disk from this 
month's CovetDisk, type 


CQP* CMEtDlStUsUMPP 1 ip C: 

COPT tdT£R01Slcir a LIB SZ-JkR P r L I H I htY TJ LUB5 : 


Once you have copied JVfMPP across, 
viewing text files h easy . just type MMPP 
and a fHe requester wifi appear from 
which the frte can he selected To print a 
text file, load It Into MMPP, then ho id 
down Ah, Shift, ond O. 

Please not? that for printing purposes, 
PUN and TYPE must also he In the C: 
directory of fhe disk front which MMPP is 

launched 


NTSC niggles 


This letter is in response to a reply given 
So a letter from Andrew Griffiths in the 
September issue, in which he describes 
problems with some games. The possible 
fault that you failed to mention is that 
the second-hand machine he purchased 
is probably an NTSC machine. 

How do l know? I own one! The fact 
Shal some games load at ail is probably 
due lo his having a falter Agnus with 
PAL/NTSC capability. Im surprised you 
didn't mention the possibility that he hai 
an NTSC machine. 

Now for my problem., \ have an A5GG 
Plus with 2Mb Chip RAM, and it seems that 
wFien I run certain games the machine 
locks up with a Guru message which turns 
out to be insufficient memory. 

I used to have a rev, 6 A A5DQ with 
512k chip and St 2k fast RAM before ! 
purchased the Plus, and everything 
worked fine on it. 

Since everything worked fine before, i 
am inclined to think that a lack of fast 
RAM is causing my problems, k it? Is 
there a chance that my wimpy power 
supply has something to do with it? 

Luis Reich, RAF Akanbury 


The reason I didn ’t menrion the possibif= 
tty jfoerf Mr Griffiths has an NTSC 
machine was tbuf fifi letter describes 
parts of the screen sometimes appearing 
fp fhe wrong place, and this rs on 
unusual symptom not normally asioci 1 - 
afed wj'Eft simple NTSC problems. 

However, yau'r* right - the possibility 
ihoufd hove been mentronfd, so if you re 
reading this, Mr Griffiths, have your 
Amigo checked to moke sure it's a PAL 
model 

Aj for tfie memory problem, many 
qamei will dr finitely need fOJl RAM, 
especially those which involve o great 
deal of animation and full-screen action. 
A machine with fust chip RAM, unless it's 
an old S 1 2k ASM, wfW suffer prvblems of 
this sort ail the rime. 


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— f for -some inexplicable reason you 
missed our taster of the new 
OpalViiion in ACs October D TV 
Ai manat, the news that yet another 24 -bit 
board has arrived may not exactly leave 
you quivenng with expectation . 

If, however, you did partake of that 
mouthwatering prase, you're probably 
rapidly approaching the jelly stage. 

For the poor souls who missed the mas* 
terpiece, a brief resume is worthwhile. The 
main claim ol the new silicon sensation is 
Its potential as a PAL successor to the 
much-hyped, but never present Video 
Toaster. 

Although the toast of the States and the 
apple of many an anorak's eye, the afore 
mentioned accessory never made it across 
the pond. 

After much wailing and gnashing of 
teeth, the unwashed European masses 
finally gave up and resigned themselves lo 
life without the ultimate kitchen 
companion. 

Ray of light 

But what's this? fust as all hope is lost, a 
ray of light emanates Irom "down under". 
The source of the soap for the aforemen- 
tioned masses is Opal Vision. If the new 
board and more precisely its expansion 
modules actually match the marketing, it 


Paul Austin looks on 
as the Aussies 
attempt to prove you 
don't need a kitchen 
full of gadgets to 
cook up spectacular 
graphics 


will be all that the toaster ever was and 
more. 

In the past the main problem with the 
myriad ol existing 24-t)it systems has been 
the lack of the one commodity that the 
OpafVision appears to have in abundance - 



expandability. Even such illustrious 24-bit 
titles as Amiga Centre Scotland's Harlequin 
have suffered several broadsides due to the 
initial lack ol frame grabbing and gen lock- 
ing - although both of these above are 
now catered for. Other systems such as 


▲ 


Avideo have made impressive and the*: 
attempts at enhanced flexibility with the 
introduction of basic animation plus 24 
and Amiga image combination. 

More expensive systems such as th* 
IV24 have Lried to lay claim to the multi m- 
dia crown with PIP display., genlocking a”: 
frame grabbing thanks to additional hard- 
ware, while cheap and cheerful system 
have brought high quality art to the masses 
in the form of the extremely impressive ar 
flexible DCTV composite display system. 

With all these systems pitching for th* 
punters' hard-earned cash., the world of 2- 
bit art has become a financial and technic j 
minefield, with most boards lacking thJi 
one vital feature while boasting numert ^ 
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at hand, 1 he word "appears" may seer 
little vague for a man who claims to be 
reviewing the board, but the OpalVisn 
system isn't a simple all in one unit - in r *t 
all the major elements are modular. 

Although we do indeed have the bou t 
the version at hand is strictly limited to r* 
basic configuration, devoid of the nuir-r^. 
ous modules which claim to make the sy»*j 
Lem the ultimate 24-bit environment. 

As yet these additional modules are 'I 
unavailable, so our overview wilt focus * 
the basic setup and its attendant software 
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Opal Hotkey 

’ ■hough a minor miracle in compari- 
*xi Id the paint and presentation pm- 
yam r Opal Hotkey is still an essential 
jddilron la the board's overall soil ware 
fpertolre. It can be called directly 
im the start-up sequence. 

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n trolled via hot key combinations to 
rrovide a whole host of Amiga, 
□division, alpha channel arid live 
display combinations, The video 
tftion of course requiring the grab- 
w genlock/keyer module. 

With this program active via either a 
-Tipt icon or ClLl command, you can 
rad any 24-bft image as a Workbench 
Kkdrop r or perhaps as a replacement 
f colour zero with in programs such 
m DPainl. 

Thanks to the invisible hot key con- 
■oi you can switch between modes 
’ttantly, employ or remove stencils, 
• 1 of replace backdrops and toggle 
^:ween dual or single display at will 
•p'lile maintaining full multitasking. 


doesn't boast the full complement of 
i*^:~ons, the whole appeal of the system u 
■ . potential growth. Only time will tell if 
r- ‘mished products will match the claims 
: r by the OpaiVision marketing 
Tiachme, 

fe:ause modular expansion Is so impor- 
to the system; well first deal with 
:'s waiting in the wings for any paten- 
ivestor, moving on to the impressive 
of features that the basic system can 
offer. 

. *.e almost all the major manufacturers, 
rreators of OpalVtsion haven't missed 
v importance of frame grabbing to the 


As any manufacturer will tell you, the one thing that can make or 
break any board is the paint package which accompanies its initial 
release. In the case of OpalVision, Centaur Development have 
absolutely nothing to worry about. 

After using alii the major paint packages on the market I can 
confidently state that this "freebie* bundled with the board is defi- 
nitely one of the best around. 

3 stress the "freebie" point because the program's only real rival, 
TWalnt, is far bom free, costing as much as £ 8 OO on the Harlequin 
display board, although it is much cheaper on other systems. 

If you're a veteran of standard Amiga painting environments 
you're sure to leel at home with OpalPaint as everything including 
hot keys closely follows the combinations pioneered by our old 
friend DPaint, 

All the program controls are very logi- 
cally arranged and easy to understand 
thanks not only to excellent design but to a 
small window on the main control panel 
which pops up useful comments on the 
purpose of the various menu items. 

Painting and processing times are quite 
acceptable with truly excellent result from 
the impressive selection of tools. Features 
such a graduated fills, multiple brush han- 
dling, transparency and stencils have been 
excellently implemented. 

Aside from the usual collection of paint- 
ing tods, there's a fine selection of power options arid original fea- 
tures, such as unlimited page size which can be scrolled around at 
will. 

Another such feature is the virtual memory option, Which allows 
you to specify that the unlimited number of spare pages, unused 
brushes, and regions outside the work ane a are to be stoned on disk 
rather than eating valuable RAM. 

Other features include direct access to the frame grabber, Put 
perhaps mast exciting of all is the addition ol a revolutionary func- 
tion entitled Artist Tools* which brings image processing into the 
painting process. 

After selecting the Modes option on 
the main menu, a fresh requester appears 
containing 18 standard processing and 
painting effects such as tinting, contrast, 
brightness, mosaic, gamma, colourist? and 
so or. 

This Initial 18 are supplemented by 
four definable button which can ad id an 
additional four effects from a selection of 
25 on disk. 

Once selected, the effects act just like 






paint, but process rather than colour. 
The huge plus of this approach is the 
degree of processing control hitherto 
Impossible within any other paint 
package. 

In addition, a wide selection of 
paintiny style* are also on hand includ- 
ing airbrush, pencil, chalk, water- 
colour and something called Texts, 
which appears to emulate felt tips. 

To complement the painting styles, 
a selection of five paper types have 
been added ranging from plain 
through to hessian, all lending their own feel and style to your 
creations. 

Apart from the excellent ease of use and the quality of the stan- 
dard painting took and effects, the Artist tools alone easily puts 
OpalPamt on a par with power packages such as TVPaint 

The power ul the option is extended with a zap feature which 
duLumatkal y applies the selected and nt course cn-rn .ihiu uHect to 
the entire image. 

As a result applying overall processing couldn't be simpler and 
is sure to mean far fewer trips to ADPro or ImageMaster for final 

tweaking. Unfortunately there are a few 
unfinished features which are promised 
for the next update of the software. 
These include ARexx and Alpha channel 
support plus the unusual magic wand 
feature which allows area fills within pre- 
defined fill parameters. 

In other words the software will 
employ definable tolerances and look for 
logical points within the image at which 
to terminate the fill. 

As a result, there will be no need to 
draw around tricky elements within an 
with either solid Colours, gradients or 


image prior to 
textures. 

After a Jot of searching there's only one area in which I can find 
ljult. This concerns the lack of density control over brushes cut 
Irom the canvas. 

Although gradient fills and transparency are extremely well 
implemented, with up to three user defined brushes available at 
any one time, brushes cut from the canvas can only be warped ori- 
ented and resized. 

In other words, it appears impossible to apply a definable grad- 
uated transparency Fade to a brush, although it is possible to adjust 
the overall transparency. 

When this annoying limitation is addressed and the alpha chan- 
nel and AKexx are implement^ ! r m fairly certain OpalPalnt could 
make a very strong claim as one of the best all-round 24-bit pack- 
age on the market. Not bad going for a freebie... 


Amiga Computing November 1992 


101 










Back to basics 


Here are the bare bones which are al 
too easily overlooked thanks to the 
potential promise of the modutes. 

Even if the modules weren t a 
potential part of the system 
Opal Vision Is still a very fmpreislvt 
board in its basic form. The unit tome* 
in both ASOG^ityie external anc 
A 1500 2000 JW0 internal versions 
Both come with 1.5Mb of on-boarc 
RAM as standard. 

As you've probably guessed, the 
board boasts full 24 - bit spec, with 16 ' 
million colours - any pixel any colour 
of course, lust like Avkteo. the boaic 
has the ability to display Amiga anu 
Op alVmtm Images simultaneoush 
either In front Of behind which can bt 
expanded later to Include video with 
the addition of the 
grabber genlock keyei module. 

Broadcast quality 

On screen resolutions stretch tren- 
ail standard Amiga modes right up l 
broadcast quality 7t>& * SBQ- Again Ilk 
Avidec* the board nflers an alternath- 
] 5-bit animation mode in med and U 
res plus £ bit double buffered output i 
all resolutions. 

Unfortunately due to a very tight 
deadline I’ve not M yet explored the 
board's potential as an animation too 
but if it follows the same lines a* 
Avldeo, screen update will; at best nw 
age between 12 to \% FPS while han 
dling 15 bit imagery. 

As well as an Im at ion the boon . 
alters an on-board VSLk Microcode 
graphics processor whicfi allows result.- 
lion changes, stencil modes and she 
impressive array of transitions which 
form the driving forte behind the Oju 
Presents sollware. 

Another very we I tome feature ■ 
provided by Opal Vision * pale It 
mapped design whicfi allows ie-' 
time screen update as opposed to the 
infuriating method ol applying the 
paint and Chtm sitting back a% tht 
colours slowly appear on screen, 


between two separate video sources, 
Amiga graphics and of course OpalVision 
images. 

The software control will not just alow 
direct switching between sources but will 
employ a variety of wipes, lades, cuts and 
dissolves to provide the transitions between 
any of the four available signals. 

gdhe same 
degree of grabbing 
quality that has 
made Vlab the 
market leader" 

As you might expect, the varied world of 
video is again well catered tor with inputs 
available for S-VH$, Hi8 and composite, 
with the subsequent outpuL a* either com- 
posite or 5-VHS. 

After the two previous modules the next 
may seem to be something of an anticli- 
max, but although not quiet as dynamic as 
its predecessors, OpalVision's scan-rale 
converter - flicker fixer to me ai>d you - is 
nevertheless a vital addition It OpalVbion if 
it is to fulfil its designers' aspirations in the 
DTP department. 

Also, for the professional 24-bit artist 
who has to stare at the screen all day long, 
a rock-solid flicker free display is essential to 

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average 24-bil artist As a result, a grabber 
and genlock have been combined into a 
single unit which plugs directly onto the 
motherboard. 

Once the aforementioned grabber/gen- 
lock combination is in place it not only 
does both of the above but also acts as a 
composite encoder and decoder, and 
allows 256-level linear keying. 

As you might expect from a product 
vying to break into the professional market, 
an impressive array of signal outputs are on 
hand including our old friend composite, 
plus S-VH5 or HiB. Quality control rests in 
the capable hands of the Sony broadcast 
camera chipset which comes as standard 
with the module. 

Live video 

Aside from pure ouLput quality, the 
internal genlock also boasts 256-tevef trans- 
parency overlay via the board's built-in 
alpha channel for both Opal and Amiga 
imagery, allowing live video to appear 
through transparent or semi-transparent 
areas along with the usual array of standard 
keying options. 

Another added bonus is the chroma 
keyer, which has just been added to the 
grabber/genlock combination. With Lhis 
final addition it appears that any would-be 
QpaM&lon owner has everything on a sin- 
gle board, except a Luma-keyer. Who 
knows, even that may appear in time. 

As you might expect, all genlocking 
operations are software controlled, allow- 
ing automated fading, switching, and key- 


mg in a similar manner Lo the 
Progressive’s Video Blender 
which has pioneered the field ol 
Amiga- based, software-driven 
genlock control. 

As mentioned above, frame 
grabbing is perhaps one of the 
main prerequisites of any seri- 
ous 24-bit system, 

Again if reality 
matches the market- 
ing, Opal Vi sion will 
boast the same 
degree of grabbing 
quality Chat has 
already made Vlab 
the market leader, 

Like the Vlab sys- 
tem, the OpalVision 
grabber will be capa- 
ble of 24- bit capture 
of both single frames 
and sequences. An 
impressive features 
list, especially consitT 
eriug that all grab- 
bing can be done 
from alive video - no pausing required. 

As a single addition the genlock/grabber 
combination is impressive enough, but 
when combined with the next module the 
potential power of Opal Vision really starts 
to show. 

The partner In question is the rather 
clumsily titled Opal Vis ion Quad-input pro- 
duction switcher. This unit plugs directly 
into the frame grabber/genlock combina- 
tion allowing software-controlled switching 




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Graphics 


avoid permanent eye strain. Although good 
news for many newcomers, the addition of 
a flicker fixer won't ease the financial pain 
that many will feel from discarding their 
original flicker fixers in order to add 
GpaMsion in the first place. 


Obsolete 


Of course this only appkes to an unlucky 
Few,, but it r i a cross many A 1500/2000 
owners will have lo hear as the internal 
Opal Vision fits directly into the video slot 
on such machines, instantly rendering old 
flicker fibers obsolete or at least difficult to 
use without frequent card switching and 
monitor re-connection.. 

Although all of the above provide an 
impressive array of enhancements, it's the 
next and final piece in the OpalVision Jig- 
saw which is set to make it the European 
equivalent of the ill-fated Toaster, 

Again with yet more culinary overtones, 
the Roaster Chip is the linal modular addj- 
lion responsible for the Toaster-style effects 
that the makers claim are possible via 
OpalVision. 

When installed into a noticeably vacant 
spot on the OpalVision motherboard, the 
Roaster will apparently allow real-lime pro- 
cessing and morphing of live video, 
OpalVision images and Amiga graphics. 

Thanks to the power of the new chip, 
the makers claim that it will be a simple 
matter to lake live video, wrap it onto a 
sphere, wave it like a flag and produce 
page turns to reveal secondary images, flips 


or scaling effects - in short, the 
type of effects that made the Toaster so 
special. 

Th is is r literally, an unlimited supply of 
effects which are quiet simply beyond the 
reach erf the competition. The implementa- 
tion of DVEs or Digital Video Effects is the 
one area whkh made the roaster the leg- 
end it has become, and if implemented 
properly is sure to do the same lor 
OpalVision. 

Along with the long awaited DVE's 
comes a mare familiar trick, namely Picture 
In Picture or PIP, a feature already 
available on the IV24 in d 1 2-bit form but 
now supplied in the full glory of 24-bit 
within the Opal system with its 
scalable windows, zoom options and 
scrolling all part and parcel of the 
overall effect, 


King of Karate 


Now for i he final program to accompany OpalVision. As the name has probab 
hinted, this particular package isn't In the usual artistic vein. 

Although a first, and A fine example of the board’s potential as an animator 
medium, I can't help thinking ilsa classic case of marketing gone mad in a desperat* 
attempt to al tract the "more money than sense 1 ' sector of the market. 

Still, no matter what the reasoning behind inclusion, it's yet another first which » 
both Fast and of course very colourful - if perhaps a little lacking on depth and laslir 
appeal. 

The game Itself is very simple, with the two combatants taking to the held ol hat 
tie on one of three backdrops, Each fighter is controlled by a player nu compult 
opponents available I'm afraid. 

The controls are the usual joystick combinations ol button and non -bull* 
manoeuvres. 

Although fast and furious, the action only lasts one bout before you're added tc 
the high score table and returned to the main menu to choose another backdrop. 

As you can tell it r s pretty basic stuff on the gameplay side and confirms Its limik 
long term appeal I hanks to lhe 5.5Mb of valuable disk space it eats on installation. 


Modular additions 


Although the marketing claims for all 
the board's modular additions are mouth- 
watering, unlike some other publications 
AC will wait until the hardware arrives 
before screaming its praises. 

Fortunately the wait may not be a long 
one, as Sen Vost of Micro-PACE has already 
quoted an arrival bme of Lwo months for all 
Lhe additional modules, including the 
Roaster Chip, 

As soon as they cross the pond, AC will 
bring you all the facts and answer the 
Toaster question once and for all, 
Apparently, all the modules are complete 


and are going throuqh final testing as we 
speak. 

The verdict? The facts speak for them- 
selves, With the bask board and accompa- 
nying software retailing for £899, it would 
still be a strong contender for anyone's 
cash even without the options for expan- 
sion. 

With the ability to turn the system into a 
tailor made 24-bit workstation complete 
with genlock, frame grabber, chroma key, 
dicker fixer, PIP r true 24 -bit double buffered 
display, video switcher, broadcast resolu- 
tion and of course the unique OVEs, the 
Opal is quite simply the only choice for any 


24-bit all-rounder who needs a system EJi 
will grow with their imagination and nee ' 
Quite simply, it's a spectacular 
product, 




AC 


Product information 


OpalVision is a product of 
Centaur Development 


Supplier: Micro PACE 


Tel: 0753 5S18S8 


Price: £899 



Alongside the essential and excellent paint 
package, Centaur Development have 
release yet another 24-bit Innovation in 
the form of the Amiga’s first 24-bit presentation system. 

Unfortunately - in my humble opinion - the claim Thai 
Opal Presents is a fully blown presentation system is a little 
ambitious. The title of a designer slide show would per- 
haps be closer to the mark. 

Although very impressive, there are a few points which 
no self-respecting presentation system should be without 
But before l completely destroy the program's credibility 
it H s well worth looking at some of its 
impressive strengths. 

As you can see from the screenshots. 

Opal Presents has an attractive and intu- 
itive interface which allows you to load as 
many 24-bit images as you wish, assign 
any one erf a whole host of wipes or lades, 
define the effect speed and display time 
and speedy the display formal whether it 
be with or without Amiga imagery. 

Once an image, whether it be Iff, JPEG 
of Opal's own OV^Fast formal, is loaded, 
its thumbnail will appear within the top 
strip. These thumbnails are present 
throughout the whole range of OpalVision 
software providing Instant file recognition 
at a glance. 

Once a thumbnail is highlighted., its 
own display settings can be defined sepa- 
rately tor all the graphics within the show. 

When all the images in the series are 
defined. Lhe resulting script can be saved 
ready for instant playback within the pro- 


Opal Presents 


gram, or launched independently via an ARexx script. 

The reaily amazing asped erf the program is the incredi- 
ble smoothness, speed and overall quality of the effectSj 
which easily match and often outstrip even such illustrious 
names as Scala and Broadcast Titler IS. 

Quite literally they have to be seen to be believed. 
Unfortunately it may be these very effects that destroy the 



program's claim as a true presentation 
system. As the display options show, the 
combination of Opal and Amiga images 
Is a high priority. Unfortunately, as transitions betweer 
Opal images occur, the Amiga element of the overall d^- 
play is removed and only returns when the transition is 
complete. 

As a result, animation with a variety of backgrounds, or 
employing programs such as Sea la Id add animated text 
would be at best a rather clumsy affair. 

Having said that, if you're willing to have the accompa- 
nying message as part of the Qpa 
image - avoiding the Amiga element 
altogether - basic static titling is still pos- 
sible and impressive when combined 
with the amazing wipes and Fades. 

The only other query concerning 
Opal Presents is a slight dislike of certair 
hard disk controllers. After trying the sys- 
tem on several machines I did on occa- 
sion encounter slight difficulties 
concerning Amiga and Opal screer 
flicker during transitions. 

As a result, ifs worth enquiring with 
Micro-PACE as to the suitability of yoi_r 
iB ex sting equipment pnor to investment. 

Even with these reservations, it s 
worth stressing that Opal Presents b 
nevertheless a teal innovation in a-; 
much at it is the first additional program 
on any board that provides an animated 
stage onto which 24-bit art can appear 
A 24 ^bit Scab it may not be, but as dis- 
play tool it's in a league of its own. 




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REVIEWS... ZOO i * LOTUS Iff • LIVERPOOL * POOL • FU)I FORCE * HEAD R HEAD 


•RED ZONE • TREASURES OF THE SAVAGE FRONTIER ALSO... Nigel Mansell, 

Hero Quest If and Daemonsgate previewed • plus Lure «f the Temptress - life Final Solution ■ 


.THE UNSTOPPABLE GAMES MACHINE. 








Misinformed and proud 


To keep you moaning 
bar-stewards happy 
while you're waiting for 
the release of B17 and 
Atat, Microprose are 
about to release Gun- 
ship 2000, a hack, 
slash and bum violence 
fest. 

At long last Gamer 
brings you Zool, the 
game that is to be a 
sharp poke in the botty 
for Sonic The Hedge- 
hog - not that any 
Amiga owners are 
really arsed about Sonic 
anyway but it's here 
and what a chicken 
butty it is indeedy. 

It's a platformy thing 
created by a graphics 
team with a penchant 
for dolly mixtures and 
dodgy films - read on, 
read on. 




Ace of Spades 


i remember reading rtn NME review about Motorhead. ft said theft 
noshing, but nothing, can prepare you for iter testiCFfrlhaWng vol- 
ume. if your aim in life is to be foud and sacialfy unacceptable then 
read on. 

me “eccentric’ exploits of one of the world's fiavourrte heavy 
metal bands can be experienced by everyone, even your gran. 

You play Lemmy the warty bass player, whose talents stretch to 


being Jimi Hindu's roadie and being thrown out of Hawkwind for 
taking to many drugs. The idea is to release your friends from the 
dutches ot sornebudy, 

The actual game can be described as a beat-'em-up along the 
line* of Golden Axe. but Its infinitely more silty. The player has to 
run around Karaoke Land. Nashville Land, Hippy Land, Gothic 
L^nd, Hip Hop Und and Rave land, where fodish floating E- Heads 
are out to do over Lemitiy You really would have to be on some 
sort of drugs to cake him on 

As a bonus there are grab a groupie sessions., crash that hotel 

room, and sJappmg an 
oriental man around 
then face with a fish. 
You also have to knock 
Stonehenge over onto 
the hippies before they 
float away, updates as 
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Fighter 

frenzy 

"hose lovely people at 
? mar It have released a 
rouble bill of fighter sims,. 
'he games featured are F-19 
and MIG-29M Superfulcrum, 
wo of the most up to date 
and plenty raved about Sim 
things In the last 12 
months. 

Both of the programs 
ort nice little touches such 
as your pilot blacking out 
because of G-Force - fun for 
■ f the family. 




Gripping 


The editorship of the 
world's cheesiest 
games magazine is still 
in the balance, kids - 
who will be the grin- 
rung custodian of the 
hundreds of slaves 
which toil endlessly for 
your enjoyment? Who 
knows, certainly not 
me, and who am I? 
Who is writing this 
irrelevant toss? Watch 
this space. 


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The game that cornel bad* every so often with more ills after its name, for a 




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Eh, see if you can spot the on-running theme in the titJcj this month 


Pool 


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lenor vocals Nchard rhe sound of music wrUiams 

^ _ _ dark horse - danK:l ' photo whilehetfd 

tauter and twisted - b»E?n revenge styles 
l Cl - phrl chemicals mors? 

“ jHp Ihe tooth fairy - biff 'sex god " maddock 

ad tales jane tonway ^ ^ ft y blokcs ’ ™nthy tWeie 
HUS tt/BHtii) a Ian risque' jgnes 

• A Yes yes taring me your jam j.*f$ 
- I P^y a P'<’ , (y P*« tor 
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Vue 


_wl monltoeicLire your i#wii(rfiv itjwich Mdit-s btlfi on the job and ivl get more slaFF 1 


All together now 


’ didn't take tong - lock up your daughter? and shackle your sheep, the Biff is 
-:;t Ha ha, his love for Gamer made him leave? his job on another magazine 
a nd come Seeing hack to this stalwart organ. He's nor doing much thFs month 
M neat month atl hell breaks loose at Biff ihe Kiff does SiNy Putty. 

lo inject a small amount of joJIification into the On Word pages we are run- 
■ ng a small competition. 

Ihe question I? thus - who rs this ex-editor of Gamer and how silly does he 
look? Answers on a Melon to the Get Dan Back Competition, and we ll thFnk up 
-ome worthwhile prize to send you. 


Play 31 poo) without sticking the cue in someone's eye in the pub or having your 
bottom felt by Billy the Friendly Man 

Fire Force 1 2 

Globule, that's another good one. better than stirrups any day. 

Red Zone #•** PM*i«#i«iii**#t ii>###***t#i9#**f m**** * * <•#* 1 4 

Spin dryer surfing, it s in kids 

Head to HEAp..,.T....r... Id 

Hold on to your gnderware, it's our mete Olive's Uit review and it s steaming 

Liverpool... . ..*...*•*...*...*....******■*,** . .,.20 

Noticed yet? Pool, yeafr 



Revenge is weet my love, revenge is sweet 


Oscillating Hazelnut 

As the charts get more boring the names got sillier 


(a bit or/ The Source 

Small garden entrances for minions of the Dark Knight 

(a bit more of/ The Source 

Nigel, there's a name for you, I bet ihe can't stand hit mum 

(A lm osr ail/ Cheat Mode 

Lure of the Temptress, my mirni s famous 


I Cheat Mode 

itFnq gits, bloody kids 






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arrested. Ihf 10* ot them 


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Shouldn't it be Lotus 3: The Final 



I n the beginning there was Outrun, 
and it was feeble. And Magnetic 
Fields did look at the Amiga and 
think. This computer needs a deceni driving 
q,rme.‘ and so they set about creating one 
First they created Lotus Esprit Turbo Chal- 
lenge, It was a 3D Dchind-thiKar-viewpoinl 
game, which featured a Simultaneous split- 
screen two-player mode which was great 
fun to play. 

it also had lots of options, even down to 
selecting your in<ar music from a C L, 1 player 
screen. Magnetic Fields looked down at 
Lotus, and saw that it was good. 

Then they created the sequel, and lol It 
featured a full-screen one-player mode, a 
checkpoint race system instead of the previ 
ous circuits, a second type of Lotus cat ro 
drive, and even more irxar CD music. 

They created it in the image of the first 
game, and Magnetic Fields looked down at 
Lotus 2, and saw that it was quite good too. 

Finally (we hope), in the year of ou- lord 
1992, Magnetic Fields looked down on the 
world and thought. "Hang on. we could 
make a packet doing yet another sequel.' 
Thus was born Lotus III: The Ultimate- t'ial- 

(enge. And it was OK too. 

to what does this have that the previous 
two didn't? Well, it combines the best 
aspects of both the prequels to produce 
what is actually quite a playable driving 
game You can decide whether you want to 










hurtle around either checkpoint-type races 
ot circuits with a varying number of laps, 
and also whether you want to race agamst 
Bhe dock or against the other computeKan- 
trolled cats. 

There's also the addition of a track 
designer. You can set the perimeters for a 
track in the form of percentages, and the 
things you can twiddle around with include 
the amount of hills and curves, and the race 
distance You can design loads of your owe 
courses, and they can be either circuits or 
checkpoint jobs. 

The game is very well presented, with 
some stylish graphics and absolutely excel 
lent music. The irvcfu CD now offers, among 
others, a dancey. ravey. hardcore-ybukoDw 
the-score, midnight bealbox ecstasy j-'b, a 
reasonably heavy rock affair, and the 2oo 
music (7), the last of which is utterly groovy 

You II rind everyone around you starts 
humming rhe tune when this comes on iat 
least they did here in the officel 

You can Choose the control system you 
want for your car, although I found the 
default Fire-button acceleration setup easiest 
to tope with. 

Select whether you want to dove a Lotus 
Esprit, an Elan SE. or an M2 00, each of 
which are shown on a trendy rotating fact 
screen, which also shows weird little graphs 

of acceleration and so on. 

you'll eventually get to the game bit. Tne 


GREMLIN ■ £25^99 ■ 1/2 meg ■ joystick/keyboard 


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Ugh, look the 
cofleyr scheme on 
that there WuEy- 
purpli cat - 
disgusting 


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Slick Lotus J In two-player 
mode and you and a chum 
ea n slog It out to £H 
wfco'S the mbit maniatAtly 
sulci da I and rfckltlf driver 


" fs Le-tilf I let! you Ida have the chance Id cnt«r IllPy pliy e* names and then Uiugh 
*7ftt4uJfr when they are Innocently displumed on _ if reen by an unsuspecting Amiga 


dayfae Lotus J rs designed tor escaphftf. I| j great, you know, out on t#» open 
ueL heading foi the Mill. IfiO fr*Jfo W and the smell ot eahnufl fufflOS.r. 


Lotus is great, because it'f the only driving game where you car hit anything 
you want and flilf keep going, without so much as a dent in the oar 


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159 * Km 






Well, this is 1h» s leek and W| flXJOQ P the 
car thafs new to the Lotus terfOSr Hi a 
shame it s the tame at (he other two 




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Streams and puddles can be found Oh tracks such as this one. 
"ei.-Vt they know they Should be driving carefully, etc 


siting light goes on, and you acceiecaiLe 
away, I ten youVe got to successfully nego- 
ate your way [trough several tracks, which 
ye different depending whether you chose 
easy, medium or hard difficulty settings 
These stages vary between checkpoint 
'xes and dreyit races, and can take place <n 
a variety of conditions, including the old 
^voufites, wind, fog and ram. 

Hie graphics are pretty much [he same as 
n the two previous games, and they .move 
?: a fairly zippy race, although one amusing 


thmg we noticed Is that far some reason, on 
some tracks it can look like you're reversing 
the car along. 

Apart from that slightly strange quirk, the 
game looks fairly good, with colourful back- 
drops and sprites. 

The car is quite responsive and easy to 
handle, and with a bit of practice you'll soon 
find yourself managing to stay on the road 
on those tough icy confers, 

One thing that Lotus games nave never 
been is rustic Ufiien you hit an obstacle or 


another car. you simpfy slow down by 
about 1 5 km/h Still, if anything, this adds to 
the playability, as you don't find yourself out 
of the game just because of one stip-up. 

This also produces some excellent two- 
pfayer frolics as you fiercely battle to be ihe 
fust to the finishing line 

VWe Lotus 3 isn't original, and certainty 
isn't the best game in recent months, It's 
nevertheless a pfayable product with a fair 
bit of depth There a» r e lots of levels to go 
through, m d the facility to design your own 


If you fancy 
yourself as a 
bit af a track 
cfelignef, hop 
along to this 
ttrten and you 
tan poke about 
wilh all sorts 
of wBind bill 
and bobs 


Nkt eraugfi gnohic*, 
although a toopto of 
pitches. 

A u D I 

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EUillianC music EhiMfiptrtg In 
(he background, good car 
sourdt toe 

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you ve a churr to pummel 
■mogsoftpuk?. 

ADD I C T I O M 

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A bit sameyin tbe long 
tEim, but should tat & 
few w«k3. 


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add’s a great deal to the game. I think it's 
the best game in Its field, because it man- 
ages to combine the best elements of the 
previous gauss and adds a few new ones 
too. Shell out for this and you won't be cod 
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D aemons- 
I gate ii the 
delightful 
title given to Drcm^ 

Jin s brand new role- 
playing game and! 
apparently its 
going to be the 
largest and most in 
depth game of its 
genre yet* We shall 
see, but first let me 
tell you a little story, 

Six months ago air 
contact was lost with 
the ancient kingdom 
of Elsopea, riot some- 
thing that the rulers 
of other kingdom! 
were too worried 
about because the Elso- 
peans were a strange 


Strange probably isn t 
the word; hut any race 
that watches the evening 
and Sunday editions of 
Eldorado is definitely a bit 
honkers For nearly a thou- 
sand years, they have Jived a 
reclusive existence, rarely com- 
ing into contact with their 
neighbours. 

Suddenly, strange report! 
began to filter in from the small 
hamlets (now listen up kids, a ham- 
let is a small village, especially one 
without a church. Oh and its also a 
make of well-known cigars sold in most 
newsagents.- Educational Edf to the 
south of Trunks, 

It appeared that a rather large Dae- 
monic army fgospf] of unknown origin 
(yowsers!) was moving through the 
Border Peaks from Elsopea destroying 
everything in its path (gasp!}. 

Besieged 

The armed Force! of Tormis tried to 
stop the advance, but to no avail and 
the city was soon besieged. Alone and 
without any help from their neigh- 
bours, the Inhabitants of Tamils had to 
sit and wait it out and the Daemonic 
hordes were happy to let them sit there 
and sweat. 

Well, its about this time when some 
sort of hero or heroes appear and kkk 
the butts of the Daemonic hordes. You 
play the part of Captain Gustavos of 
the Imperial guard and by the request 
of the city council, you have to get a 
band of willing mercenaries and find a 
way out of the besieged city. 

From there you have to find a certain 
elderly Elsopean who knows how to 
defeat [he Daemonic hordes, give them 
a bashing and be home in time for tea- 
Easy, innit? 

Remember the hordes could attack at 
any time and the city s defences cannot 
withstand a prolonged assault. The sur- 
vival of the kingdoms and the world is 
in your hand! and if that isn t dramatic, 
1 deni know what is, The game is set 


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upon a world ^ 
called Hester, 
for which a (take 
breath 


a deep 
here if reading out 
feud] detailed ratio- 
nalised background ^ 

has been produced 
including a fully detailed 
hythos |?|, a complex 
social structure, realistic ecol- 
ogy and logically laid out geo- 
graph. 

What a mouthful - big words 
never impressed anyone especially 
when you don t know what the hell 
they re going on about, 

WelF it was all compiled over six 
months and GremJin assure me that it ! 
going to be one of the most rational 
fantasy environments ever created for a 
computer game. 

As with almost every role-playing 


game, the player in Paemonsgate con- 
trols a number of characters - in this 
case eight - utilising the various skills 
and abilities of each team member to 
overcome the tasks and problems that 
lie in their way. 

The game is made up of five major 
elements, which consist of rand travel, 
town travel, combat, conversation and 
magic. In total there are over 100,000 
screens of towns and over 5,000 town 
inhabitants and this apparently is the 


largest map size and non-player charac 
ters yet seen in a PPG, 

As you can see from the screen 
shots, the graphics are top notch ar~ 
thus it could be Gremlin s Finest release 
yet, we shall see. Daemonsgate I - 
Dorovans Key will be out m time fc 
Christmas and will cost you a pen- 
short of £35, but by the looks c 
things it II be worth every penny. 




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every respect - graphics, sound, everything. 


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through a game rwev^^hout absolute^ 
hacking the poor thing to bits. 

[ don't know where to start! Near the 
beginning would probably be a option, so 
sit comfortably and J will b^gin. 

It's a sort of platformy thing but not, and 
it's a sort of collect a lot thlngy, but not 
really The ifeest thing to it is Sonic the 
pikey Hairel Git of a Hedgehog, but this 
nocks the sifiks off Sonic. 

The whofe thing is compfetefy manic 


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from beginning to end. When you boot up '• 
the game there are various sequences going 
on in the background and n soundtrack that 
is srmilar to, well nothing apart from Mr Bun- 
gle or Frank Zappa 

There'S everything flying rountf the 
screen leaving you completely baffled as to 
what is going on, and it s vundeffuf. 

I The fcwt that really impressed me was fht 
Options menu. You can change the diflfi 
I cully lever which makes it harder for the rsas- 
orwereen to bump you off.. 

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Atong with the funk music are rock ijpd 
rave settings and somejjping caried Grdia 
B-:?arfe. Then you have tfxi Inertia setting so 
old Zool doesn't go from standing srifi to 
] OQmffti mstaniiy, and a Continue option. 

God this is serious* I haven't even goi to 
the game yet and I'm already raving Let us 
scuttle along, children, in a crab-kke foshon. 

As you see from the screenshots, our 
m tey Zool is an odd rooking character, ri bit 
like an ant l thought but an agile little chap- 
pie anyway. 

The various levels all have themes The 
fUSt level's theme is sweets, with all the 
beanies look like dolly mixtures or fruit gums 
and ill the backgrounds being jellies or 


khow| Tp get around the levels a M of «i 
time you have to go up cliffs You can't a 
ally climb thetn but you San son of jump 
and up and back on again - quite cunn* 
really. IL 

Apart from the climbing there isn't mu- 
to your movement on the screen but ■ 

|. imping and running The arm is to rea 
cfxl of each level by simply piling through 
ail the nasties. 

Unlike Son r you don't always progress i 
the same dmtron In the bottom left-ha d 
corner there! a pointer which tells yi- 
g which direction lo go in At the end of eac" 
level there is the" customary baddie, wh=./i 
does take a lime doing* 

To bump olT all the beastfes you have t . 
fees of a sort and a sword. But old ZooJ a 




The e.nd-of ftfvel baddie steals the show 
a mishmash of ^ 
all manner of 
s we en that 
spi-ts liquid at 
our hero. 

The baddies do 
all sorts Of things to try 
and stop you on your way, but 
Zooi is armed and dangerous 
and a ninja from the Nth 
dimension (which is just 
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m spmrng ft sounds like a W of a handi- 
fig but jr e$ frighflulfy effective when wast- 
tfne gums 

help you along the way there are a 
r ,v Mwer-ups wh*ch you can get, frkc 
and so on My favourite is the ym 
,4ngv Irfilch creates another 7ncd who fbf- 
: .ai you around f4e fires at the same time 
/j* do and basically does the hi*. 

I stumbled across a bonus level which is a 
,* 9 pt- em-up sort of thmg where you can 
;<jjp extra energy and things. J kept get- 
■ "g chased afTerward* by these clouds - it 
: ■ » e me quite a funny turn, y'Jcnow it 
^minded me of Project )( a bit which h 
another of my fave games 
There are some really nice touches - for 
ance, on the second level gthe music 


saxophone and which you can ride on 
There's also a big piano to walk tong, It's 
this sort of detail that makes the game so 
spedal 

My one and onfy mgy.'L about 2ool is the 
difficulty It is a very tricky game, out this is 
combated by the Continue funct on - vitai 
your progression through the levels 
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toothpaste! shook the earth 
with the supreme brilNanre and genera! an \- 
round greatness of hrs hit snooker sim 
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, 

Now, several months later, Archer plots 
to continue his quest for world domination 
in the frefd of green tables covered in bails, 
with his very own rather sexy pool game 
Consequently we find ourselves rrans- 
ported to the familiar scene; you know, poof 
hall - smoky air, fat bloke with a pint: look- 


ing enviously at your jeans, Phil Collins 
and the rest of Genesis frying to make a 
pop video. ,. 

Poof is a game which features baits 
being hrt with a stick and bouncing off 
one another. The object of the game is to 
put some ba ll into little string bags dan- 
gling from the corner of a large green table. 

That's quite easy. However, it's nor as sim- 
ple as that, You can only pov certain Dalis in 
a certain order, and that's what people tend 
to find difficult about prfaytng pool 

Archer's game has an advantage because 


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features che same graphics engine as Jimmy 
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system a bit to fry and m t tke it more easy to 
use. 

You can choose whether 
to play eight-ball USA 
ryfes, UK rules, or 
nine-ball USA rules 
games. 

The eight- 
bail version 
uses the 
familiar fed 
and yellow 
balls that we 
alJ know and 
love, The nine- 
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sea i d numbers on the side, so the 
you guL to the bail, the larger the ny 

There's also the option to pSay "Best 
games, where you and a chum battle jl 
over a hot pool table For ih 
five, seven or nine games 
see who comes out on t: 
fooo^r}, 

There's a full e«g' T 
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The original game got oodles of good 
fHtrngs from virtually evety magaane under 
the sun The follow ^up easily manages to 
live up to everything that was expected of rt 
If does everylhmg [he original drd and 
Tiore, only this time its pool that •, bring 
simulated. It s due for release m no less than 
Five languages, and rt s a bit of a scorcher to 
while away those long winter nights. 

So ge? that rue out, chalk it up or do 
whatever you normally do to rt, and 
repare to shoot some pool, 

David 


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complete He had to go in kin a guy, and 
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Rshfarewas a Seat. 

H< c , mother had newer quite understood, 
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yes, you too can enter a war 10 ne from 
trie comfort of your own living room, ttianki 
to those rembiy obliging people at ICE in 
fart, some of you out mere may remember 
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Electronic 

But since rhar collapse, ICE stepped m 
and revamped the game before releasing It 
If you did remember that, and no cheating 
low give you- sbIF two Brownie points 
floor up your Amiga with Fuefarce disk 
one in the dove, and hey presto! you're off 
you can select an existing Seal or name one 
of your own, a new recruit 

Fhert you are given several missions to 
choose From, deluding assassnarng a fid- 
dle Eastern officer and destroying a br-dge 
in a tropica! war /one. 

Equip yourself with a few guns, then too- 
tle off to Jan the fray, You arc deposited by 
helicopter and left to fend for yourself in a 
hostile foreign environment, armed only 
with a machine gun, a handful of grenades 
and your packed lunch. 

You have a set amount or rime to com- 
plete the mission and arrive at the pneritffer- 
mined rendezvous point - the far r^ght of 
the level - if you warn to get out alive oth- 
erwise, you'll tx? lasted as Missing in Action. 

Each level scrolls norijcntafly, and you 
walk right shooting anyone and anything 
you see. It s ail a bit reminiscent of the B bit 


Qoh, you hf Artie*! chappy you, shoaling a 
heipJesi bloke 

hit Green Beret, but that's no bad thing It'S 
actually surprisingly good fun, and Elm 
graphics ana sound complement the action 
well, 

If you complete me mission, you can go 
on to bigger and better things, ff not, then 
it's a sad screen, a Purple Heart award, and 
a new character for you, matey 

F ireforce is a refreshing new addiction to 
the world of w-.indt'r-and-shuof gnmes. and 
its quite a competent program So if you re 
tne type of individual wno lik.es nothing bet 
ter nan sobbing out and gunning down a 
Few Arabs before bfltf kfast, Fimforce coutd 
just be your thing 


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game was going to be a bit of a treat far 
me. 

M/hen you first boot up the game the 
demp is fantastic, it's some guy on a motor- 
bike driving from the background and skid- 
ding to a halt in the foreground Crap and 
boring, yes, but very well done 

Once you've battled your way through 
the demo Ft's game time and all you kiddies 
have to shake yourselves from your alcohol’ 
induced haze and think, The program opens 
up into a icon menu where you can Lonuoll 
all the setting for the game - it s quite exten- 
sive. reaily. 

Because racing games and simulator* In 
general reTy on good screen updates, there 
can't be much going on on the screen As a 
resulc the programmers usually burfd In 


Tom wondered wficft *tr«l hawk went. 


Y es, it's another environ menrafly 
unsound release from the com- 
pany with the big boxes. Psygno- 
m. For a two disk game they have enough 
packaging to house the entire populous of 
Argentina. But less of my whining and on to 
the game. 

it's a long time srnce we've seen a motor- 
bike game on the market. All the program- 
mers ran away from them with their rears 
on frre after the release of Team Suzuki, the 
game so hard they released a training pro- 
gram showing you how to drive the sod- 
ding thmg 

The only others before that all looked 
and played the same, but now comes fled 
Zone. Read on, children, read on, J tike 
motorbikes, f ve even got one myself so this 


WelEonw to the Crap Ikvtchfett Auaciitlion 

options chat allow you to cut down on 
detail and the overall amount of graphics 
Red Zone allows you to do thii and more 
- there are aN sorts you can slip in and take 
out, such as che backdrops, crouds and the 
like. 

But for those of you dui there who are 


capitalise pigs, who enjoy sucking the life- 
blood fmm the heart of the socialist woritrc 
class [he P $ talking about accelerated Amiga 1 
owners - Ed) there are options for adding j 
more detail to the game, such as tracks^ 
buildings and soon. 

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yourwlf about the bead 


:-sfly impresswe. it's got all the usually rub- 
: in you see at Dunnington - the crowd 
-mds, bridges. Iron Warden.. . 

I've been avoiding the gamepiay for too 
c ng so I'd better let you into a little secret 
larceny glance from side to side) - it's crap. 

Yep, Its bloody awful You have to do a 
; ,ali lying round to get rnto the race - fine. 
; . here f am, coffee and crisps in front of 
trusty Amiga, on the grid with my pulsat- 
-g sex machine, and my motorbike, the 


lights go to green and we're off. The feeling 
you get when dying to drive the machine 
can only be compared to drinking 1 5 pints 
of Special Brew then proceeding to unicycle 
on the inside of a spin dryer with a bent 
drum. Very tncky indeedy. 

So I thought, that’s fair enough I just 

Not so Easy Rider 


can't play it very well yet so off I went, ham- 
mering away, and things didn i get any 
better 

When you do really go for a burton and 
stuff you bike into one of the wails, some- 
times you can't turn around again, or if you 
can it takes ages and you have to use the 
cursor keys on the keyboard io flip around. 

I actually timed it once - it took over a 
minute to turn arajnd and get going again 
So l eventually persevered and got round 



the track jn about five minutes and it says 
H You failed to qualify' - i d never have 
bloody guessed, Cyril Smith on a tricycle 
could have done better than that, 



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PSYGNOSIS ■ £25.99 - 1/2 meg ■ Keyboard, 
mouse or joystick * Out now 


Racing with the other btk.es was a hit 
mickey mouse because the screen updates 
are so bad you only see them for about two 
frames before they steam off into the dis- 
tance, Meanwhile you ate trying to turn 
around after inserting your cranium into the 
crash barrier. 

The rival bikes aren't particularly detailed, 
which is a bit a let down - they took sort of 
like the Iron bikes only not as welt drawn. 

Earlier in this review I was going on 
about screen updates, and how the 
, 1 A/niga ij usually crap at them. Well this 
1 game is no exception - one minute you 
are in the middle of the mad. the next you 
are wrapped round a crash barrier with a 
7S0cc bike up your body. The whole point 
of getting rid of excess detail is K> speed 
up the gamepiay, but the change is 
practically unnotic table 
Sorry Psygnosis but it's a turkey, 

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for a tight skn. 

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S omeone once said that vari- 
ety Is the spice of life. 
Oovnark obviously don t 
realise this, and have come up with a 
terrific ally varied "double hill pack 
age, featuring, of all things, two 
flight rims. 

Ha nr? on a minute, though. Do mark 
have only ever written Mig Z9M and 
the sequel Mig 29M SuperfuFcrum, so 
how can they do a double bill pack- 
age? By using a Micro pro-ie flight sim, 
that's how, 

And so we find FI 9 Stealth Fighter 
nestling, somewhat shamefacedly, in 
a rather large ho* with Mig 29M 
Superfulcrum. There are three disks, a 



r&uf Mig cmI hed- Your* dead. Again. This 
fi becoming a bad habit 

couple of manuals and a few poster- 
type mini-maps Included in the pack- 
age. Mig 29M Superfulcrum is a rea- 
sonable but unspectacular flight sim. 
and the first thing you notice about it 


are the somewhat bland and borinc 
graphics. There's no attempt at 
adding depth, and things sort of poc 
Into existence. 

You ll be flying along, merrily mine 
ing your own business, when sue 
denly, pop!, a mountain's appeared 
3 DP feet below you. Still, at least its 
not Jerk city Arizona, with the screen 
update being smooth enough to pass 

Similar things can be said for the 
sound, which* during the game, is 
pretty rare to say the least. Still 
never mind. The gameplay is what 
counts, after ail. 

The plane handles quite well o m 
mouse control although I found ih# 
joystick system a bit unre 
sporttlvt* As always witr- 
flight sims, there are Jo ads c 
keyboard controls which you 
have to use, so you II fine 
yourself leaning over the key 
board on a regular basis. 

There's a comprehensive 50 
odd page manual for SuperfuF 
crum, which describes ah 
there Is to know about pilot 
ing your plane and flying the 
missions. If you can be both 
ered to read it you ll probata 
find loti of useful stuff i* 
there. 

When you figure out how ts 
take off, you'll have a few hour* fust 
frying to destroy the enemy bast 
while not being shot down. That s * 
bit of ai challenge, since ihe enemy 
planes tend to get behind you, Art 





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lefare you know what s happening 
, du ll be gaiing at a picture of a 
Mishin;] plane and listening to the 
-armonica-style Voti're dead music. 

Anyway, Superfukrum s all right, 
sut the main reason most people will 
lake interest in Head to Head is the 
ntlusion of FI 9 Stealth Fighter. Its 
vastly superior to it* chum, and is far 
more varied. 

You can fly missions In various the- 
4tr«~ of war ranging from the Middle 
East (that old favourite) to the former 
Soviet Union and Eastern Bloch coun- 
tries. Your missions sometimes even 
begin from aircraft carriers. 

So, you flick hastily through the 
slightly slender technical supplement 
(supplement to what? out copy didn't 
appear to have a manual for Fid, 
something that was sorely missed) 
and eventually manage to get you 
‘ighter airborne. 

The easiest thing to do then Is to 
press the autopilot, sit bach, maybe 
go and make a cup of tea, invite a 
friend over for a coffee morning, go 
to Tescos and do the shopping, get 
home, mahe the tea, settle down to a 
quiet evening with your family, and 
then maybe the oem morning, go and 
Chech on the computer. 

By then you might have reached 
your target, particularly if you put It 
into the not-desperately-fast acceler- 
ated time mode. When you get near 
your target, you knoch off the autopi- 
lot, swoop around a bit, and occasion- 
ally try to launch a missile or some- 
thing at your foe. 

Actually, I have to admit to being 
completely hopeless at this stage, 
spending hours looping happily 
around trying to fire at Chat damned 
enemy missile boat. 1 didn't realise at 
the time that I was only supposed to 


photograph It. The graphics are vastly 
superior to those in Juperfulcrum, 
being not only more colourful, 
but also portraying depth. And some- 
how FI 9 still moves faster than Its 
chum. 

It's the same old story with the 
sound though. It surely wouldn't be 
hard to add a couple of extra effects. 
There* loti of depth to both games, 
especially the latter. Neither are too 



complicated, and so you wont get too 
bogged down in technical details like; 
"Hey, air control, fve got a turkey at 
five o'clock, i want to launch an 
5RM44/93RM with all haste. 

Tve engaged manual override and 
turned on the auto-search system, but 
I can't for the life of me figure out 
how f Invert the polarities on the anti- 
static transmitter coil of the pro- 
grammable thrust system. 

"00 I switch to tracking mode, or 
should I lock on to my target with the 
built-in HUD projection system? 

For your money you get a good sim 
and an OK sim, In fact. If you've not 
got a decent flight sim in your collec- 
tion, [ suppose you could do a lot 
worse than take a look at this. 

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One thing that the English seem to he vaguely good 
at is motor racing. This year old Mansell won the 
World Championships - about time too is all I can say. 

To commemorate this momentous occasion. Gremlin 
are about to release the game of Nigel Mansell, and 
would you believe it, it's a driving game. Now theres a 
surprise, eh? 

itk an actual racetrack game, which is something we 
haven't seen in a while. Its all racing through deserts 
and the like nowadays, hut 1 still remember Pole Posi- 
tion - no-one else does. 

Since the release of the motorbike driving game 
Team Suzuki, which was deemed the most ridiculously 
impossible game in the worid, people have started 
putting trainers in their programs. 

This is the first fully functional one that I ve come 
across. It has a sort of advice service that takes you 
around the various tracks - handy, huh? 

It's got all the usual stuff you see on racing games 
such as gearbox options for the girlies who want an 
automatic. You will also be able to tune the car more 
to your needs. 

Well, the sources say that this is going to be the 
closest thing to driving a Formula One car, bar actu- 
ally driving one, I suppose. 

We reckoned that the handiest bit of the game was 
the fine tuning of the car which allows you to add 
aerofoils or spoilers and other little bits and pieces. 
And you’ll have to wait a mere few weeks, until the 
end of November, to get your clammy paws on a copy. 


A beastie's back door 

Hero Quest II is another vastly humor 
gous adventure game from those lovef 
Gremlin people. The follow up to, w a 
for it. Hero Quest, this is bigger than a 
very big thing. Comprising ten differer 
scenarios, it should keep the adventure 
gamey people happy for a long while. 

The nicest part were the interactive 
characters, who have the ultimate airr 
of either distracting you or helping yo» 
in your quest. 

Unlike some of the recent adventur- 
games, you are not just confined to f 
dungeon (who said Lure of the 
Temptress?) as there are forest, and 
things like that to get thoroughly lor 
and frustrated in. 

There's all the normal cobblers you ge 
in adventure games, like character, das: 
and the like, and it's out in November 
so you'll have to wait a little bit longer. 







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FlKlruUiif Taels about tlw origins of Liverpool FC 
You iNm something new ewry day 

A rguably one of the most suc- 
cessful teams of ail time nave 
made it to your Amiga courtesy 
of Grandslam. Liverpool 1 FC: The Computer 
Gar™ stars alf the Anfield bfoJces in a totter 
game That GrandsFam think. w?ll nva! the suc- 
cess of Kick Off 2 . 

Actually, when you dunk about it. Grand 
sfam Is an interesting name, when you con- 
sider that for the rest of this review 1. 1 bo 
S4ammrng chetr rather poor effort, 

T?re game loads to the accompaniment of 
a remixed version of You'll Never Walk 
Alone; the song that's become synonymous 
with Liverpool FC Unfortunately, G/andslam 
have slaughtered the tune to a point where 
it's not particularly recognisable. While this is 


The game In progress- Oh f come on, y<M try ta think al 
an aimismg caption f sf a garni tMl bland 


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piayng in the barkground, you're treated - 
or should that be subjected - to a brref|ishj 
history of the dub, with iittfe drgitised pic- 
tures of atl the current players underneath. 

Lrverpock fans shoufd like this bit the Erst 
time they see it. but for the Test of the wodd 
at large, and for people who've already seen 
it, it's a shame you can't skip it, 

After extensive intro pictures of FA Cups 
and suchlike, you eventually get to the main 
menu screen. From here you can choose 
whether to compete m an FA Cup competi 
tion or a fulf League Season, and you can 
choose a twe^pteyer FA Cup final 
You can also change your squad about, 
although gf course you can oniy choose 
from Liverpool players. 

When you've twiddled 
around with the options you 
can start a practice session 
of play a proper match. 
Practice is definitely recom- 
mended, since the control 
system takes a bit of getting 
used to 

The pitch is viewed From 
an angle not unlike Rage's 
Striker, with one player 


heading up and Into' the screen, and the 
other commg down and 'out or it. The 
player currently selected is marked by a four 
pulsing arrows around his feet, and you 
move him around with your joystick 
The fire button kicks the hail although 
not as in KOI There's no way to control 
how hard you'll hit the ball the player just 
belts it as far as he can. 

This means youTI find yourself running 
up the pitch with the ball at your feet jit's a 
sticky-feet control method^ and shooting, 
because stringing together several passes is 
completely impossFble. It's a very awkward 
passing system - so impractical that you'll 
give up trying 

The computer teams are quite good, and 
you'll find that before long they've scored 
against you. When the half crosses the Ire. 
the view instantly flicks back to toe centre 
circle before you know what's happened, 
and it's a bit confusing to say toe least 
The graphics look OK when the game is 
paused, but as soon as you see It in action 
you'll reconsider There are precious few 
frames of am matron for tne players and the 
game really looks a bit tacky 
The bait responds so completely unreaiis- 


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Liverpool FC: The Compiler Game 


tically that you'll laugh,,, it shoots along *- 
200mph and then stops almost instantly. It . 
as if the pitch is covered in honey o r 
somethrng 

So what is there that's good about Live 
poof FC: The Computer Game? Erm, its 
endorsed by Liverpool FC, 'which will mean 
it's bound to self a fair few no matter how 
bad it is. And the presentation screens loo* 
ati right. 

But that's about it I’m afraid. From the 
moment you start playing and think This n 
all right" to the moment a few minutes late- 
when you think r Blimey, this game's been 
Ixmged together in a few weeks to cash n 
on a good licence, when in fact it's com- 
plete trips. ' it's all gradually downhill. 

The simple fact is. that no matter who 
you support, you have to admit that Lrve r 
pool are quite a good learn. And the qrhe^ 
simple fact is that even if you support Liver- 
pool. you'd have to have a pit of a mental 
disorder to fork out for this. 


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You lucky people! This month we r the you were as baffled as we were playing it 
lovely lovey people at Gamer, and a certain gen- you may sit down and complete the blasted 
tieman, bring you Lure of the Temptress - the thing with no effort at all, you spineless work shy 
Solution, This time it s personal, with wings. So if fops, 




SEWERAGE 


Find Ihe mart called Mall in [hint; he usually hangs out in the alleys, 
the sewerage or the weregate], Talk to MaJlin* Accept bis offer. Go to 
the village shop. Talk to the shopkeeper (Ewan]. 

Give Ewan the metal bar. find the blacksmith |Luthern|, Talk to 
Luthern twice. If you are in the Blacksmith s workshop then get the 
tinderbox on the floor in the foreground * If you re not there, go 
there now. 

Go to the Magpie Inn. Talk to the barmaid |Neilief, Give her the 
gem, Talk to the man at the table i[Morkus|. Bribe him then talk to 
him. Then go to the blacksmith s and talk to luthern. Give him the 
flask. 

Go to the Magpie courtyard. Talk to the man titling in the middle 
(Grub) about the black goat. Go to the Severed Arms (hint: do not 
drink there. The beer has been watered down), Talk to the woman 
knitting, Talk to her about Taidgh, Examine the diary she gives you. 

Go to the marketplace, Give the lock pick you got from Grub to Rat- 
pouch. Look at the door of Taidgh s hoyse. Look at the lock on the 
door. When the skorl (Wayne) comes to look at the door, tell Rat- 
pouch to use the lockpick on the lock and open the door. 

Go into Taidghs house (hint: save the game at this point], Look at 
the apparatus. Look at the tap on the right of the apparatus. Look at 
the oil burner, below and left of the apparatus* 

Use the tinder box on the oil burner. When the reaction has fin- 
ished, use the flask on the tap* Drink from the flask. You should now 
be disguised as Selena. 

Go to Middle Street. Talk to Uruka (the skorl guarding the Town 
Hall door). Open the door, Go inside the town hall. Talk to any skorl 
inside the town hall. Then go and find Wayne and talk to him* 

Go to the Magpie tavern. Talk to Morbus. Go to the Apothecary 
workshop. Talk to Goewin (if she is not there or the door is locked. 


Look at the prisoner. Go to the guard room. Look at 
barrel, Look at the tap on the side of the barrel. Get 
the knife on the barrel, Get the bottle. 

Use the bottle on the tap. Use the knife on the 
sack. Look at the sack. Go to the torture room. Use 
the knife on the feather cord on the rack* Go to outer 
ceil. 

Give the bottle to the prisoner. Look at the bricks 
on the eastern wall. Tell Ratpouch to push the bricks. 
Walk through the opening in the wa*L 


then wait until she arrives]. 

Find Ralpouch and talk to him. Go to the Apothecary workshop. 
Talk to Goewin twice. Go to Black friar s Row. look at the poster. 

Find Mallin. Talk to Maliin (accept the book], Go to the Monks 
Lodge, Give the book to the monks. Talk to the Monks several times 
until nothing new appears {hint: switch the text to slow). 

Infusion: Houndsiooth, Cow bane, Eieccumpane, Go to the Apothe- 
cary Workshop. Talk to Goewjri about everything. Go to the Black- 
smiths, Talk to the woman fCatrlona] in the rocking chair. Ask tatri- 
ona for the cowbane. 

Get the cow bane from Catriona's garden. Go to the apothecary 
workshop, Give Goewin the cowMne, When Goewin finishes, ask her 
if the infusion is ready. 

Then go for a walk around the village, so the potion can reach full 
strength. Go back to the apothecary workshop, and talk to Goewin 
about Ihe spell and the we regate. 

Go to the Severed Arms. Talk to the barbarian (UltarJ twice. Go to 
the weregate. Talk to the statues. Find Goewin and talk to her. Go to 
the weregate again and talk to her again. Walk through the were- 
gate doors to the entrance cave. 


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Locale at the skyJFs. Look at the right skull. Go to the 
green cave and wait for Goewin. Look at the skulls in 
the green cave. Ten Goewin to go to the entrance cave 
and pull the left skull. Go to the him cave* 

Look at the skulls. Full the right skyJP i and wait a 
couple of minuter for Goewin to enter the green cave. 
Pull the left skull to let her into the blue cave. Tell her 
to go to the green cave and pull the right skull. Go to 
black cave (hint: save the game here), 

Go to the cave with the monster in. To defeat the 
monster, hold the left mouse button down. Move the 
mouse left to advance and right onto Diermot to 
attack. Repeat until the monster dies. If you get hit it h 
better to retreat rather than defend. 

Go to the Dragon cave. Use the potion on the 
dragon* Talk to the dragon* Say to the dragon: 1 com- 
mand you to help us." Go to the blue cave, Pull the left 
skull. Go to the green cave. Make sure Goewin Is 
always with you. 

Pull the left skulL The weregafe doors should now 
be open. Go to the marketplace. Wait for the skorl 
{Wayne) to go into Ewan's shop. Look through the 
shop window. When Wayne leaves the shop, talk to 
him, Then go Into Ewan's shop* Talk to Ewan, then 
walk out of the shop. 


Look at the three casks In the foreground on the left. Look at the 
hung on the top cask. Go to the kitchen. Look at the carcass on the 
table. Look at the fat an the carcass. Get the fat. Get the tongs by the 
fable. Go to the wine cellar. 

When the boy is in the wine cellar, talk to him and tell him that 
you've come for Selena. Talk to Minnow again, and tell him to tell the 
skorl that someone is In the cellar. 

Pull the bung out with the tongs, then hide behind the rfght pillar 
in the background. When the skorl walks past go to the gate room, 
look at the lever. 

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is not there already. Tell Minnow to puFI the lever. At the same time 
you must operate the winch. The winch should turn. 

Go up the stain to the second floor at the dining room [hint: save 
the game here]. Then go through the door on the left. 


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monster* Then walk through the door to the left 
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heaving over top of their bras? I pkk up 
the box of chis game and what do * see? A 
picture of d half-naked women with heaving 
breasts 

In the early 70s, when people's ctothes 
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Dragons. Thus the board game equivalent 
of the Anorak was born. 

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Sidney, I twifr a 
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Graphically it's fKW'i 
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Very functional until you 
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yau talk to In the game are 
well detailed Out sadly Inani- 
mate. The way you contra! your 





characters -is very similar to most 
of the adventure games of 
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move them with the 
mouse, clicking the 
character first then the 
area you want to 
move to. Boring, Out 
it works. 

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bit confusing - you 
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ous icons to search, look 
and so on hut again it is 
comptoly unanhnatHt 
There is quite a subtle iwpsl to 
this game. You don't play a complete 
drrb bring idiot who takes on hordes of 
blood thrrsty psychos, you play several drib 
bling idiots - what fun 
To determine your characters' various 
faculties you have to do ail the railing of 
the dice rharf: you would normally do before 
a game of D+c. 

You need to roll fo* Dexterity, Skill and 
ail that son of cobblers, but the program- 
mers have kindly made it a quick roll 
option which re-rolls all of the values 
for your various skills at the same 


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ARexx 1 34 

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DTV 137 

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L ast time we started looking at ARexx, not 
only a macro or command language, 
but also as a full programming language in 
Its own right We saw that the minimum require- 
ment for a system-specific programming language 
is the ability to manipulate blocks of memory corre- 
sponding to the system structures. 

It must be able to read the contents of specified 
structures, and to pass them as arguments (param- 
eters) to functions which can do something useful 
with them. 

Further, the language must be able to reserve 
blocks of memory and write to them when It cre- 
ates new structures in its own pr agrams. 

We have already seen the built-in Mexx instruc- 
tions for manipulating memory (IMPORT, EXPORT 
and so on), and we have mentioned that ottier 
ARexx support libraries also allow this ability. 

This time we will look at some of the functions 
of a special ARexx library called rexxsupport .library 
which is supplied as part of ARexx, and which you 
will find in the Workbench 2.0 libs/drawer. 

In addition to the memory manipulation func- 
tions (and some other useful uLilily functions), this 
library allows you 10 create custom ARexx ports in 
your own programs. 

Using this lea lure you are no longer limited 
merely to sending messages to other ARexx-com- 
palible progtams - you can create programs that 
receive ARexx messages too. 

Mixture 

This mixture of abilities - interprocess messages, 
memory addressing, AmigaDOS interaction, as well 
as the regular ARexx parsing and command 
instructions - is what make the ARexx program- 
ming environment so powerful. Over the next few 
columns we are going to write an ARexx program 
that will use and illustrate all of them. 

Our program will be a "Preferences" controller 
which runs in the background and allows you to 
change any ol the standard settings by sending 
Aflexx commands to them. That is, you will not 
have to load up your Preferences program and 
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The ARexx Library 

Calling all ARexx programmers . . . 

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send a message to it from your Shell, or from 
another ARexx program. This could be useful,, for 
example, if you are doing a batch of printing and 
want Id change the printer settings for each indi- 
vidual print! 

Our program will also allow control of other 
printer features, not accessible from Preferences, 
like pitch, size, style, quality and so on. 

We will also write a simple program to control 
our main program from an Intuition interface, 
instantly making any changes we want at the dick 
of a mouse. 

These programs will illustrate the basic princi- 
ples, and encourage you to implement ideas of 
your own. The main intent is to show haw ARexx 
can be used to write useful programs quickly and 
efficiently in the standard Amiga environment. 

Obviously this cannot be a tutorial an general 
programming, but it will be kept simple, and any- 
one with a bit of programming know-how and the 
willingness to experiment should have no trouble 
following it. 

The full listings will appear on the CoverDisk 
from the next issue, with the tricky bits explained 
in this section. 

Handling funtions 

Before we can use the functions for creating 
aur own ARexx ports, it is useful to have some 
idea of how they are handled by the Amiga's 
operating system. Ports - and ail multitasking 
activity - are handled by the part of the operat- 
ing system called the Exec. 

The Exec is the most important part of the 
Amiga's operating system. In the simplest terms 
it can be thought of as a very fast loop that allo- 
cates the central processor's time between all the 
different tasks that are running.. 

The Exec also manages the Amiga's memory 
pool, allocating and freeing blocks of memory 
according to need, and controls all the low level 
signals. 

Now the Exec library provides a function 
called Wait{) which, when called by any pro- 
gram, puts that program "to sleep 11 - The pro- 
gram is still operative, but draws only a minimal 
amount of the system resources. 

When the program receives some special sig- 
nal it "wakes up* and carries on doing whatever 
task it is meant to be doing - an ARexx message 
can be one of these special signals. This sig- 
nalling system is the heart of the Amiga’s multi- 
tasking efficiency. 

The rexxsupport.library allows the user set up 
ports and receive ARexx messages without get- 





ARexx 




1 ”,terprooe sv com mu n i oat ion 


In this sect Fun we wilt tot looking 41 various ARexx compatible pro- 
grams and how their in E efface <. enhance their overall peffoimince. 

II you would like to lei the ARexx Interrace of a particular program 
featured in dine pages, please lei us know, We kick oil with a look a I 
Hyper book. 

Hyper book is a package I ha I allows the user to present inform.] Mon, 
text ..irui graphic* in a sensibly interconnected manner, it allows for 
the easy creation ol buttons, requesters etc, which perform actions 
when clicked 

In this way if is art extension ol [he hypertext idea, where you click 
on a highlighted word and get a loi more information on it 

Any object lhal can be displayed wilh Hyper book, including pic- 
lures and graphics, can be activated to lead on lo further information. 

Hyper book is quite popular because Of Ms extreme ease of use, and 
ils price (about H(j if you shop around). IE lias been used to write edu 
cation a I soli ware, arid quite a lew disk magazines. 

It can lie used successfully as a presentation package without its 
ARexx interface. However, if it is used with ARexx, its power is multi 
plied many limes. 

firslly, whole sequences of actions {in ihe form nf ARexx scripts) 
t-m be programmed, ralliqr than just simple one-step instructions. 
Secondly, ARexx can be used for calculating purposes where necessary. 

Finally, most of the eflects that can be created in Hyperhook by 
using ihe mouse have corresponding ARexx functions. Unfortunately, 


ihe graphics primitives and ihe text cdour are not yet untie r ARexx 
control, 

ARexx provides Hyper book wilh a scripting language which if 
would no! otherwise have. The converse of lliFi h that Hyperbook can 
become a graphical front end fur ARexx. 

This goes quite a way beyond the requirements ol a presentation 
package in fact, Hyperbook becomes a simple design prototyping 
environment. Here is an example you could use ARexx to read in the 
contents of a directory, and sor! it by sue, 

This could be presented on the screen as a bar graph. You could 
use the parsing abilities of ARexx to determine the lype of each file 
[Ascii, executable, IFF pic or sound file etc). 

Clicking on the image of each file could then have some suitable 
result. Pictures .md Lex I flies could hr displayed, ami sound lilts could 
be sent to a sound- player in Ihe background (Hyperbook does. nnE 
have built-in Support for sound). 

Using features like these, even a programmer wilh moderate expe- 
rience ran design very attractive ami practical programs in 4 short 
peflod oF time. 

Finally, ! should mention that Hyperbook appears to have a lew 
minor bugs under Workbench 2.0. They are not serious, hui the pro 
gram will occasionally crash il you press the "wrong" button. 

This could upset a novice user, hut i hope that we wiil see an even 
better release of Hyperbook in the near future. 


ting involved in the intricacies of Exec. Another 
example of port use are the IDCMP ports 
(Intuition Direct Communication Message Ports) 
used by the system to communicate things like 
mouse-clicks, gadget selections aod keyboard 
input. 

We mention them here because many ARexx 
libraries that support Intuition convert IDCMP 
messages into ARexx strings so that they can be 
handled more easily. 

The following is the procedure for using an 
Amiga port. In general if holds for all ports, not 
just ARexx ones, so if you plan to do any serious 
Amiga programming you will come across it 
often. 


1 . Open a port 

2. DO Loop start 

3. Wait lor a message 

4. Receive a message 

5. Check the message 

6. Copy the message 

7. Reply to message 
S. Act on message 

9. DO loop end 

10. Close port 

First of all we must have an open port for our 
messages - we then enter a loop where the pro- 
gram "sleeps" until a message arrives at the 
port, 

If more than one messages arrive, they will he 
queued, and processed successively. We then 
check that the message is relevant to us. If the 


message is relevant, we copy it to 4 variable, and 
"reply" to it. This part is very important. We 
have to reply to the message as soon as possible 
- even before we have actually processed it - in 
order to free up the resources of the Exec, which 
will be waiting for a reply. 

If we do not reply to the message, we set up 
what is known as a "busy-waiting" loop. This is 
one of the worst mistakes you can make - the 
operating system will suspend all multitasking 
until a reply to the message is received! 

Vou should also note that once you have 
replied to a message, it is lost, and that is why 
we copy it to a variable, 

After we have replied to the message we can 
process its contents and take whatever action is 
relevant. We then go back to the start of the 
loop and wait for any other messages. 

The example below shows bow ihese princi- 
ples are applied specifically to- ARexx. There are a 
couple of things to note: 

1 * The function GETP&TO returns the message 
packet waiting at. the port, or a four byte NULL 
value if there is no packet. In the second case the 
next line just goes back to the beginning of the 
loop- This is a necessary lest, but we won't go 
into the details of why, 

2, Messages arriving at an ARexx port arrive in 
the form of an ARexx packet, which contains the 
ARexx message plus some extra information. 

The Function GET ARC () retrieves the actual 
message From the packet. It aliso has more 



advanced uses for extracting multiple arguments 
from functions, but these will not concern us 
here either, 


3 * The REPLYQ Function has two arguments. The 
second one is the return code. If nothing unto- 
ward has happened, si is set to 0. If some error 
had occurred, it could have been set to some- 
thing else. Ail the rest is pretty straightforward: 







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Copy the above example and save it as 
simpleport.rexK. Then open two Shell windows, 
and run rx simpleport in one of them. Go to the 
other one and type rx 'ADDRESS MYPORT 
GREET', You can exit from the first Shell 8 by typ- 
ing rx 'ADDRESS MYPGftT RYE' at the second 
Shell 

Even if you have no experience with ARexx, 
you will soon get the idea., Study and experi- 
ment with the above example - we will use it in 
our Preferences control program next Lime. 



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I f you were wise enough to invest in test 
month's issue of AC you cin r t fail to have 
noticed our feature on the Amiga's first direct 
to disk recording system, namely the AD1Q12 
from $unH&ze Indust nes. 

Although most definitely an audio rather than a 
video release, the connection between this new 
board and Hie wadd of DTV is a strong one which 
is personified by the board's 12-bit architecture 
and alliance to SMPTE timecode as its primary 
means of communication with the real world. 

As I'm sure you're aware, 16 rather than 12-bt 
sound is the CD standard which the music industry 
relies on, and the board's mono only output also 
points to its videographic place in market. An 
audio product it may be, but it’s the world of 
video where the board will make its mark.. 

For the professional user, SMPTE compatibility is 
on hand, but tor the financial mortals, Sun Size 
have also added a direct connection to Bars k 
Pipes Professional, the power sequencing package 
from Blue Ribbon Sound works. 

The aforementioned software is the only pro- 
gram which has direct access to the board arid its 
impressive sampling and sample sequencing abili- 
ties, The combination of Studiolfi - ADI 01 2^ 
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essary reference to combine the two packages. 

Once joined, the union can achieve a combina- 
tion of Midi music and digital audio that would be 
impossible using conventional analogue tech- 
niques. Whether used to add simple sound effects 
or entire voice-overs, the subsequent soundtrack 
can be amazing. 

Advised 

Obvious^ to really get the best from the combi- 
nation of the two systems, SMPT E -compatible 
hardware in the form ot SMPTE-rompatible VCRs 
is well advised, but not necessarily essential. 

As mentioned above, the Studio! 6 software 
generates its own SMFTE timecode which can be 
employed within the software's ir cuelist" to syn- 
chronise an unlimited number of samples into a 
complete soundtrack. 

If the necessary timecode is provided externally 
via a pre-sthped videotape, complete frame- accu- 


rate coding of video and audio events is possible, 
instantly transforming your formerly amateur 
audio/video efforts into frame-accurate professional 
productions. 

If your system is based around VTTC rather than 
SMPTE timecode all is not lost as the same synchro- 
nisation can be achieved. In such a case, a VI TC to 
SMPTE translator would be required In order to 
allow synchronisation with the ADI 01 2, 

Once the supplied tools and accessories are 
copied into the Bars k Pipes Professional toolbox 
and accessories draws respectively and the Bars k 
Pipes quit module is added to the Studol6 runtime 
drawer, you're ready to put their combined power 
into action. 

The first task before any combination can take 
place is to load the SurtMPTE accessory which will 
actually lock Bars k Pipes Professional to erther the 
SMPTE timecode corning into the ooard or alterna- 
tively to the internally-generated timecode provided 
by Studious SMPTE generator. A second accessory, 


namely SunSet can also be loaded and allows any of 
the modules within StudiolG to appear within the 
Bars k Pipes Professional screen. Once active, the 
Instance window from Studio 16 will appear gwing 
instant access bo all of the program's sample record- 
ing, editing, and sequencing abilities. 

Virtual track 

The final option if entitled the Sunftize Virtual 
Track. Unlike the Sunfiize Out tool, this option is 
meant for large samples such as vocal tracks, guitar 
solos, and so on. It allows you to play a sample syrv 
chromised directly with other Bars k Pipes 
Professional tracks, in effect providing a virtual track 
- hence the title. 

To ensure perfect synchronisation, the sample is 
only recorded or played back at the beginning of a 
measure, in a similar way that Midi recording initi- 
ates at a specific measure. 

As is the case with normal samples, up to four vir- 
tual tracks can be added, all of which are treated as 
Independent tracks within the sequence. 

Re-recording over a track simply overwrites the 
original contents. Unfortunately the present version 
will only record an entire sample at a time so no 
matter where you start recording it will be treated as 
if you had started from the beginning. 

Alas it appears we may have to wait a while for a 
digital dub, Still, even with this slight inconvenience 
the ADI 01 2 , Sludiol 6 and Bars £j Pipes Professional 
combination offers a remartable amount oi power 
for a system which retails under 140Q. 

As new and improved tools and videographic 
enhancements appear tor the SunRize series of 
direcUto-disk systems and indeed any other such 
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Soundtrack sampling 

The first tool in the selection provides the feature which is sure to be the videophile's favourite. 
5unRi/n Out allows the user io tram! or m Midi note events into sample play commands which then 
instruct l he AD 101 2 la play specific samples. 

In short it provides a perfect method of producing ha me accurate sound effects, All such effects 
have I hr added bonus ol being allowed to play to their entire length or alternatively to be heard until 
note ort Information is received by the sequencer. 

You can select any sample already within the Sample list or alternatively use the load op iron to 
employ a pre- recorded sample from disk, 

it's even possible to record the sample directly with all the usual I i lie ring and sample rate controls 
on hand, and of course all recorded samples can be saved out and are assigned to their specific notes 
automatically. And if you don't like what you hear you can erase the sample, instantly deleting the 
data from the disk. 




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PROGRAMMING 



T he picture on an Amiga screen can be in 
three independent layers, with the back- 
ground and midground as two separate 
olayfields, The foreground is made up of sprite* - 
small graphic element 16 pixels wide, two bit* 
planes deep, adKJ any height. 

It is possible to open an Intuition Screen and 
Window, and then sneak a second playfield into 
the display, Before opening the Screen,, the 
ns_ViewModes flag in the NewScreen structure 
must include the DUALPF hag. The Pf BA flag can 
be either set or clear, depending whether the first 
or second placid has precedence. 

Once the Screen is opened, there is a pointer to 
the Screen's Viewport structure available to the pro- 
gram mer, The ViewPort has a Rasfnfo structure 
containing a pointer to the Bit Map with the 
BitPlane information. 

If the Viewport has dual playfiefds, the first 
ftaslnfo contains a pointer to the next Ka.dnfo, 
which has a pointer to the second BitMap. In the 
example program an extra Has Info structure is 
declared for the second playfiekl, 

A pointer variable, *lastRaslnfo, is declared to 
store any pointer contained In the current Raslnfo 
for the Window, to be restored before the Screen is 
dosed. 

the Screen is opened in the usual way, the back 
ground BilMap structure attached to the Window, 
and the Window opened. The ViewPort address ol 
the Window is determined. 

The second Kastnfo structure h initialised with 
the mid ground BitMap - all its other structure 
members will be zero as there are no scroll offsets, 


Demos on the disk 


The demo program on the Cover Disk con- 
tains two source modules, c sprite. c and iff- 
read.c, which can be compiled and linked 
together in the normal way, 

Iffread.c Is the general purpose picture file 
reader, and csprite.c is the calling program, 
csprite.c includes a header file c sprite, ft con- 
taining sprite data. 

The object module, ciprfte, opens a 
Screen, and a Window in that Screen. The 
ILflM picture files, with the filenames speci- 
fied in the calling program, are opened and 
the picture data read into the appropriate 
Bit Planes. 

The tiles are dosed, and control goes back 
to the main program. The pictures from the 
IFF files are displayed as two separate play- 
fields. Seven sprites are allocated to 
SimpIeSprrte structures, Each sprite is moved 
to Its place in a horizontal line up, using the 
sprite data defined sn the header file 
*esprlte.h". 

The picture is displayed on the Screen 
until the user doses the Window, or clicks a 
mouse button. The sprites are freed, the 
Window and Screen dosed, and the program 
exits, 


Margaret Stanger looks at sprite handling when 
Intuition Screens and Windows are being used 


and it is the last Raslnfo on the fist. The first 
RasInfo.Next pointer is altered Id point to the sec- 
ond Raslnfb structure, and the display remade. 

Each sprite has a data lift of dal a word pairs, The 
first two words of each sprite's data are control 
words to initialise the sprite. 

Bits 1 5 to 8 of the first control word contain the 
vertical position of the first line of the sprite, hits 7 to 
0 contain the sprite's horizontal start position. 

Bits 1 5 to 8 of the second control word contain 
the line after the tail vertical line of the sprite. Bits 2 
to of the second control word contain the most 
significant bits, of the first line, last line and horizon- 
tal position respectively. 

i i'e last two data words always contain zero. The 
intervening data words contain the pixel data. The 
first two sprites use colours 16 to 19, the next two 
IQ to 23, the next two 24 to 27 and the Iasi two 28 
to 31. 

The first colour of a sprite is always transparent. A 
pixel will be the second colour if a bit e set in the 
First pixel data word, and the corresponding bit in 
the second pixel data word is clear; the third colour 
if the bit is clear in the first pixel data word and set 
in the second; and the fourth colour if both farts are 
set. 

The Amiga library routines use a SimpleSprHe 
structure that holds data for each sprite, containing 
the height, horizontal and vertical co-ordinates, 
sprite number and a pointer to i-ts pixel data. The 
pixel data must be in chip memory. 


updated. The sprite copper list is not updated at this 
stage. II the routine is unsuccessful, a spnteno of -1 
returned. 

1 o free the unlortunale sprite for other programs 
10 use, there is a corresponding routine, 
FreeSprite(spfiteno), where spnteno is the number 
of the sprite. 

To change the spnte picture: 


<hingeJpf i tp[VlfHPnrt,S«pUSpritt f l.pr i tiditl) 


ViewPort is the address of the relevant Vaewfort, 
SimpleSpnte a pointer to the simple sprite structure 
and spritedata is a pointer to the pixel data in chip 
memory. 

This routine updates the SimpleSprite structure 
with the new data pointer, updates the sprite data 
with the start and finish positions from the 
SimpleSpnte structure, and updates the sprite cop- 
per list with the new information. 

To move the sprite : 




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struct 3 ii&ltSpri lp 
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The programmer can set up a SimpleSpnte struc- 
ture for a sprite, and the library routines utilise this 
structure, handle the sprite copper list for the 
Viewport, and also update the appropriate words of 
the sprite pixel data with the position and height. 

The GetSpriteQ routine can be used to entice one 
of the eight sprites, so that it wiH be at your beck 


ViewPort is the address of the relevant ViewPort, 
SimpkfSprile a pointer to the simple sprite structure 
and x and y are the new horizontal and vertical 
pixel positions of the start of the sprite. 

This routine updates Lhe SimpleSprite structure 
with the new positions, updates the sprite data 
with the new start and finish positions, and updates 
the sprite copper Bit with the new information. 

The more discerning among you will notice that 
! have not attempted tq use sprite 0. This is because 
the program's Intuition Window is already using 
sprite zero as its pointer, and attempting to grab it 
will result in an embarrassing clash of interests. 

The CetSpnteQ routine will be unsuccessful and 
any subsequent attempts Lo move, change or free 
sprite zero will result in a program crash. 

Sprite qne shares its colours wilh sprite zero, and 
will bo resplendent in the same colours as the 
Intuition pointer. 

There 15 an Intuition routine to alter the 
pointer: 


and rail; 

5? Printer (Hi ndo* x s p M t irf a e ■ , he i g ht , m i d ih , loffstt , * 

sprit* nt = G?t£prf te(Si!pLfSpritf,ipritfnyi3 

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SimpleSprite is a pointer to the SimpleSpnte struc- 
ture used by the program for handling the sprite. 
The structure should contain the height of the sprite 
- system routines can put in the rest of the structure 
members if necessary, 

Sprilenum is a number from zero to seven if a 
particular spnte is required, or minus one ff any of 
lhe free sprites will do. 

If the routine is successful, the number of the 
captured sprite is returned (spriteno) and the struc- 
ture member ssnum of the Simple Sprite structure is 


Window is a pointer to the current Window, sprite- 
data is a pointer to the pixel data in chip memory - 
this data is sel up in the same way as it was for the 
sprites. The height and width are the horizontal and 
vertical sizes of the new pointer but the width must 
be 1 6 or less. 

xoffset and y off set are the distances of the 
pointer "hot spof from its top left-hand cornet, 
Th ere is a corresponding routine, 
ClearPointertWindow); which changes the pointer 
back to the default setting defined in Preferences, 
usually a boring arrow shape. 






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A lthough the Amiga's existing sampling 
skills easily outstrip the apposition as far 
as internally generated computer sound 
is concerned they nevertheless leave a lot to be 
desired in comparison to professional studio quails 
ity sampling equipment 

Having said that, for those of us on a budget 
the 8-bit stop gap offered by the Amiga tan pro- 
vide a perfect note pad for experiments that can 
then be expanded within the 16 -bit environment 
of the studio. 

In addition, the rave scene isn't averse to sacri- 
ficing a little sound quality an occasion and as a 
result many a repetitive hook in among the Italian 
piano and pumping bass has made its first steps 
onto vinyl via the Amiga's humble sound chip. 

Because of the mac hinrt built-in ability to play- 
up to four 8 -bit samples simultaneously, all the 
major Amiga sequencing packages can take 
advantage of this option while dealing with Midi 
information for external hardware. 

If you've spent any time at all browsing 
through the vast array of Amiga magazines, 
you've probably noticed it's impossible to turn 
more than a tew pages without being assaulted 
by an increasingly garish array of ads screaming 
the praises of an endless collection of 
sampler/software combinations. 

Although there are a few good cheap and 
cheerful units on the market, it's worth investing 
those extra few pounds on quality kit. At the fore- 
front of Amiga sampling are two units which have 
been adopted by almost all the leading Amiga 


Paul Austin explains how 
to get the best from the 
Amiga's internal sound 
and looks ahead to the 
musical Amigas of the 
future.,. 


rnusos. The first, most expensive, and 
arguably the best of these is Ram Scan's 
Audio Engineer. This particular unit 
offers unbelievable quality, consider- 
ing its 8-bit design, allowing full 
stereo sampling which benefits 
from the best filter and anti-alias- 
ing circuitry around. 

Unbeatable 

When combined with its twin DACs, this gives 
it unbeatable sound quality which easily rivals 
many 1 2-bit and even a tew 1 6-bit samplers. 

As is the casE wiLh all quality samplers, editing 
software tomes as part of the package - as you'd 
expect from a unit costing £199. The software in 
question is one of the top two packages on the 
market and although labelled Audio Engineer is in 
reality AudioMaster 3. 

This is a package which lias 
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Audio Engineer. Although it doesn't offer the same 
degree of conLrol available via its competitor, it 
does produce equally impressive results, and like 
ifs counterpart comes with Audio Master 3 as part 
of the £129 package. 

Waveform tuning 

Once equipped with a sampler, the next task is 
to master the art of getting the best from the avail- 
able eight bits, lo do this a quality sound source is 
essential but in addition it's worth becoming famil- 
iar with the accompanying software. 

Both samplers and either of the two sampling 
software packages will sample right up to 57 kHz, II 
you have the necessary RAM, always push ihe ini- 
tial sampling rate to the maximum and then 
employ the software's waveform tuning to re- sam- 
ple the sound to the desired pitch. That way you'll 
always get the vEry best from the sound, sampler 
and software combination. 




Music of the future 


According to an anonymous source, the rumoured specifications of a 
new generation of Amigas appear to have hit the mark. The two new 
machines take the form, of an A4GOO 040-ba^d machine and a 16MHz 
03Q -based A 1000 Classic which could also appear as the A8O0. Both 
machines will boas! the new AA chipset with 2.1 ROMs. 

The A400G variant will come as Standard with 16Mb of fast Ram and 
4Mb of chip memory expandable to 64Mb and 16Mb respectively. The 
chip memory is of special import a nee if Commodore continue their 
approach of holding all sample data within the machine s chip memory. 

The A 1000 Classic/ ABOO comes in what's been described as a Pizza- 
style slimline case offering expandability up to 4Mb of chip memory and 
16Mb of RAM. Both machines will also bodst a true full speed double 


density floppy. For we musos the most interesting aspect of the upgrade 
is the new machine's awesome musical potential, with full 16 bit four^ 
channel sound at an amazing 56toHz, In short, instant CD quality sam- 
pling plus twin built-in Midi ports as standard 

There's even provision for an accompanying microphone to plug 
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Another pleasant feature is that the machines won't just be limited to 
1 6 bit resolution - emulation has been added to enable eight 8 bit chan 
nels to operate at £6kHz and up to 16 S- bit channels at a very 
respectable 28kHz. 

Our unnamed source is already in the process of Beta testing both 
products so there's no reason why at least one of the machines shouldn't 
be released In the Autumn. It looks likely that the 030 based machine will 
be the first to greet the light of day with the A40UQ making its debut in 
the spring of next year. 


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Feeding the habit 


m a » he n you call a bulletin beard you 
may find yourself spending quire a 
■ ■ lot Of time on the phone simply 
wading through information screens,, menus and 
so on, 

This is in addition to finding the message area 
you want and the hme taken to actually read and 
reply to messages. If you only call a board once a 
week or so this is fine, but if the addiction grips 
you'll want to call almost every day to see what's 
new. At this stage it makes sense to spend as little 
time actually on the board as possible. 

In order to achieve this, many boards offer one 
or more methods of grabbing the messages you 
want to read and allowing you to download 
them to study offline. 

Sometimes this will simply be a menu option 
which bundles all new messages in your chosen 
area, or it might be a "door", A door is another 
program which is run by the BBS. For the Amiga 
user the current choree is between Silver Express 
and Blue Wave. Ask your local sysop For details of 
these. 

tF the board, carries either ol these doors, the 
board's hie areas will almost certainly carry some 
shareware programs to allow you to read and 
reply to messages offline. 

Timetable 

Another, and even more efficient,, method of 
reading offline is to become a point. What this 
effectively does is set you up as a little private bul- 
letin board on your own machine. Instead ol 
other users ringing you, your timetable dictates 
when you will call the main hoard, just as it does 
with casual use. 

The big advantage is that when you log on to 
a board as a point you never go into the main 
area ol the board, so save time and typing. As a 
point logs on, all new messages from previously 
chosen echoes are waiting, ready archived For 
download. 

Also, any replies you have prepared offline are 
sitting waiting on your machine for upload to the 


We're not suggesting you turn to crime to pay for your 
BBS addiction. Pat Winstanley looks instead at some 
ingenious software which will help you to cut costs 



board. This swapping o< compressed data is 
unlikely to take more than a few minutes, even if, 
like me, you are hooked into a dozen or mare dif- 
ferent echoes. 

Various software packages are available for 
point work. Basically you need two different pro- 
grams - one to act as a terminal whkh dials into 
the board, sends your messages up; and recedes 
new ones back, and a reader/writer which accepts 
the newly downloaded compressed files, uncom- 
presses them, and sorts them into the various 
areas or echoes where they belong, 

Reply 

For replying you'll also need some sort of teat 
editor, but even the humble Jl e<T From the 
Workbench disk will do the job. 

Another great advantage of being a point is the 
ability to send messages to other BBSs - for the 
cost of a local call - and request the distant boards 
to send you files for download. This is the reason 
for messages you; may meet on the lines of "Yes, I 
have the like you're looking for, just treq it Irom 
my board." 

Not all sysops allow this, but many do, and 
information about the location of various obscure 
- or brand new - files is passed around freely on 
the system. 

Netmail is another advantage of becoming a 
point. Netmail is private mail which nobody but 
you or the recipient can read. It's a useful service 
when you need to talk privately with a user either 
locally of at a distance, but don't want to either 
bore others or let them know what you're up to. 

Again, some sysops allow the passage of pri- 
vate mail, but others do not. Netmail can also be 
used to send a file to a specific person by attach- 


Fidonet addressing 

Fidonet ii an organisation which finks buHetin boards together right atrosi the world All BBSs 
on Fidonet have a unique address which It made up ol several parts. 

For the newcomer these addresses look rather confusing, bul they are realty quite simple. For 
instance my own address on the Fidonet system is 2:250 107.99 which is mad* up as follows: 


Zone 2 The world is divided into several zones, each numbered. For instance 1 - America, while 
2 - Europe. 


Net 250 


Each zone covers a wide area so this is subdivided into nets ol more managed hie sizes. 
Nets are roughly geographical, for instance 250 covers Manchester. 


Node 107 Within each net, every BBS on the system has its own node number. Thus here 107 is the 
number of Aspects BBS which is my local board. 


Point 99 Some BBSs allow regular users to become points off Lheir boards. Briefly apoinl is the low 
est of the low on the Fide system but has advantages over casual BBS callers, 


Dial-up list 

Bulletin Boards cm be found dll over the world. 
I tie following are a selection which cover the 
Amiga in various fields d interest . 


Academics 

Q21-7Q5 2906 

Amiga Central 

0527 69701 

Aspects 

061-792 0260 

Central 

0922 10401 

Centronics 

0473 273246 

Dataserve Systems 

0795 5901 70 

Demo Factory 

0892 516304 

Fields 

0243 602492 

Foon 

0273 474352 

London Embassy 

0992 44B903 

Look Northwest 

0282 698 380 

Odyssey 

0482 870919 

Power House 

0829 782676 

Red Rose 

0772 652212 

The Crypt 

0602 444042 




iny it to your message. While mast offline readers 
allow messages to be written to open echoes, 
tfiey generally lack the facility to send netmail - 
although it can be received by you. So even if 
your sysop allows private mail, the software may 
nat! 

Netmail is also used to tell your node which 
echoes you wish to receive. A program called 
AreaFls handles this painlessly. Simply specify the 
area you wish to add or subtract Irom your cho- 
sen list and the software will do the rest. 

Being a point demands a certain amount of 
discipline and responsibility. Before even consid- 
ering asking for the facility you should consider 
whether you are prepared to log on at least daily 
to collect your messages. While the bundling at 
the Board end is relatively automated, the longer 
your bundle sits there the longer you are using 
your sysop's precious disk space. 

Another thing to bear in mind before becom- 
ing a point is the difficulty of setting up the vari- 
ous pieces of software needed to run successfully. 
While the various packages are easy to use once 
running, the configuration procedure can take 
weeks r even for the experts. 

Documentation is definitely aimed at people 
who know both their Amiga and the Fidonet sys- 
tem inside out, although you will find plenty of 
willing - if sometimes incomprehensible - help 
from both the sysop and your fellow pointers. 
When you see even thE experts tearing their hair 
out it does make you feel a little less stupid! 

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Nurse, the screens 



A lthough you may already know this, 
Amos has some very powerful com- 
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screens and their contents. You will know by 
now how to load and define screens,, sure, even 
if you've only just bought the program. 

What about moving screens around once you 
have them defined and loaded? Amos has a 
number of very useful (I love understatement, 
don’t you?) commands for manipulating 
screens, and these are easy to spot as they usu- 
ally have the word * screen* in them. 

Screen Hide will take a screen yoo r ve loaded 
and send it away somewhere until it is needed. 
To show it again you just need to use the Screen 
Show command. Logical really, and as always in 
Amos Show and Hide are the exact opposite 
when applied to what you might call visual 
comma nds. 

The best place to hide an Amos screen of 
course is in a SPACKed memory bank and a 
Packed Picture, as it takes up less memory. 

Screen Copy is used as a part of the process 
of scrolling ail or part of screens, in combination 
with Del Scroll, Scroll and Screen Swap, as we 
see in this example; 


Phil South pulls down a few screens and fills them 
with all kinds of what can only be described as "stuff"' 


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Mastering Amiga 
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As well as being the Amos guru for Amiga 
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This book is a companion to the Arnos mart' 
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Amos system, from beginners to advanced. 

For more details about this and other Bruce 
Smith Books call (0923) 89-1355. 


got any sense you'll stick this away as a file to 
merge to save you typing in all this before you 
begin. 

The file you choose is loaded into screen 1, 
which at the moment is invisible: 

Serein C d p ^ 1 Tq D s Screen If Double fluff tr 
T Bah UpdiU Dlf 

You've opened a screen 0 and you're copying 
screen li to 0, then making the system show 
screen 0. Double buffering makes things nice 
and smooth by hiding any loading of images: 

5=2 

DH Unit MD,IQ To 

5 is the increment of the scroll and the Def 
Scroll routine defines the area of the scroll 
using the usual co-ordinates. Next you need to 


Invisible screen 

Screen swap uses an "Invisible* screen called the 'logical screen" on which it renders things like 
scrolls, like in our example. When the object or screen has been modified, the results are copied 
to I he real icrem Logical screens are very useful for smoothing otherwise slow or clunky render- 
ing routines. Try the last example and alter the settings to see how It changes when you adapt 
certain parts of the program, particularly the Def Scroll and Screen Copy lines. 

Now then, this is when it starts to get really interesting. In the Amiga's display system, a dual 
pi jy field is where two Amiga screens are visible at the same lime, overlaid one on the other, 
where one ii visible through the other. 

This Is a handy effect for what they call In the game reviewing business ’"parallax scrolling ", like 
in the game Shadow of the Beast. There is a good Amos demo which parodies this effect, called 
Madness Week by the famous French Amos hacker Synlex. Cel ii from the Amos PD Library, and 
you'd se£ what I mean, 


Your letters 

Paul jermany writes; '"Why is it that when I 
design a sprite using the Amos Sprite Editor, 
for example a red apple, it appears blue on 
the screen, although when 3 use the Bob 
command it appears as it should. I phoned 
the Amos help line and they suggested the 
following: 


For 1=0 To 15 
C=Colour(l) 
Colour 1 6+l r C 
Next I 


At last I can get my sprites on the screen in 
their true colours, but the program faded. Is 
it something I'm doing wrong? 1 ' 

You didn't mention Paul if you were using 
the Get Sprite Palette command Are you? Of 
course you are. One reason for the problem is 
that Bobs use the screen palette and the 
sprites use the next 16 colours along, which is 
what your little proggy from Europress was 
all about. 

The thing is that the Amos Sprite Editor is 
in fact a Boh editor, which Is why if you load 
the objects as sprites you will get goofy 
colours. So use the Bob commands and have 
done with it, that's my advice to you. The 
speed difference is minimal and the benefits 
of Bobs over sprites is worth it. Sprites are 
hardware limited, and Bobs are no limits but 
slightly slower. I know which I prefer. 


set up a loop and feed the increments to it: 

tcpfit 

Far T=fi To If? Stefl 5 
StrcLL 1 

Sirttn im 1,lf),r,ZM t l4S T ® WU*M 

Screen Wp 

Si rem 'm 1*lfl P Y,2«U#f Ti 

lift YDl 
Next 1 

kretrt Ship ; Hiit Tbl ; Jcrell 1 
Until Icy if Kti 


So the area defined by the Def Scroll statement 
is scrolled upwards using the Repeat Until loop. 
This is done over and over until any mouse button 
is pressed, at which Lime the program stops. 

Choose a picture which has some colours and 
shapes on it. If the picture is too plain you won't 
really see the effect. 


Write stuff 

if you have an Amos question, then please 
write to Phil South, Amos Column, Amiga 
Computing, Europa House, Adlington Park, 
Macclesfield SK10 4NP, 






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The key word here is "scalable". 

It ' 5 a bit erf a misleading term. Scalable means 
exactly wlia l it says - able to be scaled, scaled as in 
resized, that is. Anyone who has played with text in 
Deluxe Paint will knew that they can quickly stale 
any text they pul on the screen by cutting it out as 
a brush and hitting either the h or H keys. And that 
text is a bitmapped font. 

So how come we say Compugraphic typefaces 
are scalable and bitmapped fonts aren't? The 
answer is probably laziness. What we actually mean 
is that Compugraphic typefaces can be scaled to 
any sjze and still keep their original! shape. 

Most importantly, a smooth curve in a 
Compugraphic character wilt always remain a 
smooth curve, no matter how large it is si/ed r 
Conversely, increase the size of a bitmapped 
character and it will result in the small steps that 
form the curve being magnified into larger steps, 
giving it a staircase appearance. It is a shortcoming 
often called "the jaggies", 

Bitmapped 

And ifs the same with bitmapped graphics. IFF 
ILBM pictures - the kind produced with such pro- 
grams as Deluxe Paint, Digi-Paint and Photon Paint 
for example - are bitmapped graphics; indeed the 
BbA part of ILBM stands for bitmap. 

You shouldn't let the term bitmap confuse you, 
it merely means that the object the word has been 


Ben Pointer describes the benefits of structured 
drawings and looks at a PD collection for 
PageStream 2.2 users 


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used with - for example, here 
we r ve been talking about 
bitmapped graphics and 
bitmapped fonts is charted 
out in memory so that one 
memory location represents 
one pixel on the screen. 

The advantage of this tech- 
nique is that graphics and char- 
acters can be placed on the 
screen vety quickly indeed. Ah r 
but enlarge the size of a 
bitmapped graphic and the 
outlines of the elements that 
make up the picture become 
more jagged! because each 
square pixel is simply doubled 
in size. 

Reduce the size a bitmapped 
graphic and data has to be removed from the pic- 
ture because there rs no longer mom for it in the 
smaller bitmap. 

Structured drawings work differently. The lines 
and shapes you draw using the drawing tools in 
your desktop publishing program wHI all he struc- 
tured drawings. 

Instead of the computer remembering how to 
draw the shape by mapping each point to a mem- 
ory location, it does it by remembering " control 
points" long the line or around the outline of the 
shape, and mathematical equations that describe 
how to draw a line or curve to another control 
point. 

No jaggies 

Like Compugraphic outline fonts, if you enlarge 
or reduce the size of a structured drawing it will 
retain its original shape. No ^aggies, to put it in a 
nutshell 

The price you pay is speed and memory. It takes 
far linger ko render a structured drawing because 
the software has to first calculate dll those equa- 
tions, and then convert the result into a bitmap that 
can be displayed on the screen. 

A structured drawing of anything other than a 
simple shape takes more memory because ail the 
mathematical equations (or vectors) have to be 
Stored in memory as well as the bitmapped version 
for screen display purposes. 

By far the easiest way to incorporate structured 
drawing in your desktop-published documents is to 
buy some structured dip art. Most of the commer- 
cial structured dip art available for the Amiga comes 
in Pro Draw's dip Format, and can be imported into 
both ProPage and PageStream. 

But the most popular structured drawing format 
For desktop publishing is that created by Adobe 
Illustrator, a program not available on the Amiga, 


Jffcjftnafar CAp Ait fwn ha^ a tew cidui/reu giapltki, aifihoagih 
i Yw not jure fit ever find q uh hr thr al Mexico 


more's the pity. However PageStream 2.2 owners 
are able to import and even edit Adobe Illustrator 
drawings, which opens up to them the big wide 
world of public domain structured drawings. 

Illustrator art 


The first Amiga collection of public domain 
Adobe Illustrator art has recently be released by 
George Thompson Services. Supplied on three disks 
For £9.99, there are 106 dtps to investigate, some 
of which themselves are small collections Of 
drawings. 

The vast majority oF it Is mono an (black and 
white and shades of grey), in fact I could find only 
three dips that contained colours - two flags and 
something fishy. But then most ol us are using 
mono printers anyway, so we won'l find this to be 
a problem. 

Subject matter varies widely. The files have not 
been grouped into directories of related drawings, 
rather everything is saved in the one directory (on 
each disk] with a sensible filename that describes 
the graphic. 

So it's well done to George Thompson Services 
for taking the time ta put this collection together. 
At less than 1 Op per clip, let's hope iL sells well and 
more public domain structured drawing collections 
appear very soon. 


Illustrator Clip Art Volume 1 
(for PageStream 2.2) 

Price: L999 

George Thompson Services, Cucumber Ha II 
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T his month I will be looking at what Is 
happening at Alitiathera Systems Ltd, 
one of the few companies presently 
manufacturing software for the CDTV/CD-HOM 
setups. 

The first release from ASmathera was Fractal 


Dave Winder previews 
a host of titles due out 
on CDTV soon 



Universe, a journey into the wonderful world of 
fractals, allowing the user to create their own as 
well as learn about the history and theory of the 
subject, and of course a massive on disk gallery 
of fractal images. 

A full review of fractal Universe appears in the 
August iissue of Amiga Computing. A PC CD-ROM 
version is also now in development. A hard act 
to follow, but followed it was r and how. 

GDPD has just been released as I write 
this (August), and was featured in a recent 
Almanac. The CD holds over 600Mb of 
Fred Fish disks, worth well over £1,000, 
as well as both WorkBench 1. 
and 2,04, 

The good news is that 
Commodore UK have signed 
a bundling deal with 
Almatbera, so expect to see 
CDPD bundled with the A570 
when it finally reaches the 


masses. In development at the moment is the fol- 
low up to CDPD, CDPD-2. As well as containing 
Fred Fish disks up to around 750 in archive form, 
the CD will also feature the entire (AM collection, 
and of course Work Bench 1.1 and 2.04 as before 
[which are copyright Commodore of course). 

COP P-2 should be available by the time you 
get to read this, and will be another must 
buy title for any CD-ROM owning 
Amiga enthusiast. Along similar lines is 
what is being called, as a working title, 
the DEMO CD. This will contain 
500Mb * of demos, music, graph- 
ics, Amos PD and a good deal 
more. This could be yet 
another really interesting 
program. 

Senny and Foo is an 
unusual title for an unusual 
idea, and one that I admit to Hk- 


Custom built 


Caines that have been written for the CDTV 
platform, instead ot ported straight Over 
from the Amiga, have been in short Supply 
so far. In (act, Online Entertainment have 
been the only people really working in this 
direction. 

Now Almathera are about to join the 
games race, with Treasure Quest- I have 
seen the development version of this - an 
animated board game Is the bell way to 
describe if. The player takes the part ol a 
young adventurer accepting the challenge 
of the? King >if flossamjvin to enter Wizard 
Elsilf'd's Magical Maze and find as much 
treasure as I hey cam 

The maze is randomly generating, and so 


is different every game. The monsters are 
impressive, ali the voices being performed by 
professional actors,, and their response to 
your questions differs according to their 
mood. 

There are plans for games within the 
game, including arcade games and game 
shows. A fTult machine was being pro- 
grammed when I tested Jt. 

Designed as a game for more than one 
player, it is at its best when there are at leas! 
four players - the maximum is eight. Treasure 
Quest looks like it could be a good alternative 
to playing a hoard game, and as such should 
appeal to the family audience. It h due ouL in 
November. 


ing quite a lot. This is an illustrated poem, 
aimed at children in the age range of 7 to 12 
years, to help them appreciate metre and form. 

There is also an adventure game which rakes 
place over four universes. Packed full of anima- 
tion, with puzzles and games galore, it sounds 
as if this could be a good item to put on the 
Christmas present list. Due out in November, 

The London Guide is also under develop- 
ment at the moment - a fully interactive guide 
to the capital. Designed fully to use multimedia 
with thousands of entries and photographs, as 
well as the sounds of London (the mind boggles 
as to what they may be). 

Almathera J s MD, Paul Ralph, told me: "This is 
one of our most ambitious titles, we'll bring it 
out when It ts fully ready arid not before.* 

My guess is that this will mean sometime 
around Spring 1933. 

A long time 

Video Creator promises much, so much that 
it 5 taking a long time indeed to see the light of 
day. it "allows the user to create his or her own 
professional pop videos to accompany any 
music CD. With an optional Genlock and a 
camcorder you can even star in your own pop 
video*. 

Almathera seem to be quite sure that the 
final product can be as exciting as it sounds, 
and I certainly hope they are correct. Don’t 
expect to see this until next year though. 

A series ot CDs based on the RAF Museum at 
Hendon's collection is in the pipeline. It you are 
interested in aircraft, and the RAF in particular, 
expect to be amazed at the quality of the mate- 
rial, bath still photographs and animated 
sequences, that should be in the final titles. 

There was a risk at one stage that this project 
may have been lost to CD-I, but I am glad to 
say that it is definite ly a CDTV title in progress 
now. 



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Script form 

Finally a look at a project in progress, which 
is still only in script form as 1 write. 

Almathera's Book of Spells is designed lo 
help you fly r blight your neighbours' cattle, or 
turn your boss into a toad. Paul Ralph tells me 
this is qoing to be the definitive history and 
practices of magic as never before told, promis- 
ing to list over a hundred demons you don't 
want lo meet. 



There will be no warranty on the spalls how- 
ever, as some may not work on CDTV, or any- 
where for that matter., "I’ve learnt some 
interesting stuff which should be part of every 
management training schedule,* says Paul who 
is the writer and producer on this particular 
title. 


Due out hopefully in Spring 1993, this is def- 
initely going to be a very humorous CD and 
one that should not be taken too seriously, if 
you see what I mean. 

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e you ever wondered about turning your com* 
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selling home compute! currently available in the UK, as 
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From your point of view, having a jab that you enpoy is 
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Tentative 

Alternatively, if you purchased your Amiga from a local 
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Depending on how well you know these staff, make a few 
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currently available or coming up- 

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Internal references are often given preferential treatment, 
particularly in smaller companies, 

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more specialised employment agencies working in the 
leisure computer industry. 

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such companies will be looking for versatility and a gen- 
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Generalising 

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Combining your hobby with 
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Interview procedures vary greatly depending on the com- 
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and authoritative. 

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down. 

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rung of the ladder in a career of computing. lif you aren't 
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other vacancies around and every time you miss out your 
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lo the Amiga's parallel port via a generous length of cable and 
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Jute claim that DigiTiger is a speed merchant, "the fastest 
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Adjustments 

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By manipulating the hardware controls, line art and other 
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Syn, is used to overcome synchronisation problems which may 



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be present with certain V T Rs . Unlike many digitisers, 
DigiTiger has a preview mode which enables the Incoming 
video to be seen in to-res black and white directly on the 
Amiga’s monitor, making Framing and focusing a cinch, 

Once the software u set up, selecting one of the eight 
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TEH x £60 hi -res overscan, and then choosing the digittsing 
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Of the six methods of digititir^g available, the most useful 
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Colour Auto, with the self-explanatory Antique -and Pseudo- 
Colour being link more than novelties, while Test is lo-res 
mono only. Handily, DigiTiger also contains a colour splitter, 
which means that when Colour Auto is selected, an incoming 
colour signal will automatically be split into the red, green and 
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6 hitplaues), relative R. G and B levels, HAM sharpness (to 
reduce HAM fringing artefact^ and various Palette functions, 
one of which Is to render each image with a locked palette 

This means that they will play back correctly when animated 
with DPainL This is the last stage and once the grab is to your 
liking it can be saved for posterity on disk. 

Used in anger. 1 found DigiTiger to perform well, gnee 1 had 
spent same time getting the Franc panel knobs set up just right 
For my system. 

Dependant 

By testing with a black and white camera, an 5-VHS cam- 
corder and s VH£ deck 1 can report that the results were gen- 
erally very good, though of course they will always tee 
dependent an the quality of the video feed. 

As DigiTiger is a slow-sean digitiser any grabbing From tape 
must be done with a VCR capable of a rock-solid pause of the 
grab will have the jitters. 

In a shoot out wiih Digi-Yiew, DigiTiger was the clear win- 
ner For speed, quality and ease of use, though in the picture 
processing stakes Digi-Yiew is still the boss. 

Although the manual is entirely in German, the saving gjrace 
is chat the software is available in an easily understood English 
version, so there really isn't much cause for concern. 

Anyone at all familiar with Amtga software will Kave no trou- 
ble with DigiTiger 4 ! standard pull-down menu, point and click 
interface. 

DigiTiger is compatible with all Amigas and most turbo 
cards. I Mb RAM or more is recommended. 



Supplier Klaus D Tuter^^^^ 
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Amigo Market November 199? 



Order v2 


The Amiga database market couldn't be described as the most 
buoyant in the productivity sector, and far long there have 
been only a few packages competing for a fairly small market It 
is therefore the first requirement of a new database that ct offer 
something new, 

South Hams Software's Order is a relational database with 
few frills wbdh uses an approach more often associated with 
PC packages In that the program creates projects containing as 
many daciSmes as the user tikes. 

Similarly, repons and forms are generated within the same 
project and attached to a database so that a project can 
devetop into 3 bit of a monster. 

It is an approach not found in the other Amiga databases 
presently domg the rounds, and makes Order an ideal didice 
for manipulating massive amounts of disparate data. 

The Order user will find invaluable the facility to create 
many different forms to vary the way data is entered, and 
reports co provide a range of display and printing; options. 

The program ft designed as a collection of modules to con- 
trol the creation md editing of the project components, all of 
which are accessed from a rm*n menu screen. 

This tends to slow down operation, especially when swap- 
ping from one module to another as a complete module must 
then be loaded from dftk r 

Things never get too pedestrian, however, and working 
from a hard drive will reduce delays considerably. 

X-head 

One other niggle is that the 200- page manual will be 
required reading for anyone not already familiar with this par- 
ticular type of database package. 

The seasoned user will pack up rcrast of the main pomes after 
about 30 minutes, but beginners might struggle for a while. 

In particular, the manual tends to take a lot for gnmted, and 
assumes that the user is already comfortable with the terminol- 
ogy. The result is often a great deal of head-scratching, 

Once its layout and general principles have been mastered, 
Order is a logical and relatively straightforward package, and 
wirh a bit of use it soon develops Into a Flexible tool. The mod- 
ular approach sees to this. 

As projects and databases arc treated separately, the user 
can decide to create a range of projects with one or two 
databases within each, or can stick with one large project 
stuffed with data 

For example, separate projects might be labelled Videos, 
Tapes, and Records, or alternatively one large Collections pro- 
ject might b* designed to contain three databases with these 
names- 





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When the structure of the project has been decided upon, 
any number of reports within each database can be applied to 
the data to enable a variety of prkitout options. 

The Cassettes database would have a form used for printing 
cassette bo* labels, one for listing every cassette by title, and 
perhaps a foll-blown song-by-song list cross-indexed to the cas- 
sette number on which the songs can be found. 

There's plenty of choice, and creating reports is made easy 
by the reports editor. By choosing to edit or create a report’s 


format, the user just picks up a data field using the mouse and 
drags it to a new location in much the same way as Prodata 
users create layouts. 

This means that if a specific printing format is required, it is 
a simple task to knock one together. Mot as easy or as friendly 
as the layout creation process in Prodata, perhaps, but per- 
fectly adequate and accessible to anyone who has used a 
database before. Order's key field and 
query facilities will be che most trouble- 
some to new users, but can both be very 
powerful tools. Queries - searches to you 
and me - can be -made from any level of a 
database, even the lowest form level at 
which much of the data may not be on- 
screen, and key fields allow the linkmg of 
data across different forms, removing the 
need to cype in che same data every time a 
new form Is created. 

Searches are fast and efficient, even 
when asked to find a single piece of data 
from hundreds of records, and the exten- 
sive support for wildcards makes rooting 
through a mass of data for non-specific 
information a breeze. 

Beginners or those with simple data 
storage needs will probably steer dear of 
Order, buc chose with demanding needs, or who have found 
Some of the existing packages a links too linear will find Order 
the perfect tool. 



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Price; 114,9$ 




Fractions! 


single concession to sound in the form of the Amiga 
speech device, which will road aloud all program 
instructions. 

It is not the most inspiring of products, nor one 
which would hold an unsupervised child's attention 
for long, but for basic maths instruction it would Suit 
the parent who wanted to get on with teaching his or 
her child and leave the games till later. 

A record is kept of scores gained io each of the 
four types of sum,, and this can be printed as a per- 
manent record of the child's achievement. There is 
also a help function, but tho Live rage eight-year-0 Id, 
faced with a help screen which uses words like "divi- 
dend" and ^divisor" will find precious little to clear 
up any confusion. 

Fractions! is a decent stab at good old back to 
basics maths, and works fine with supervision, It is, 
however, a little lacking when compared to- more 
visually and aurally appealing packages such as the 
Fun School and Henrietta programs, both of which 
manage the same amount of instruction with 
infinitely more pzazz!. 


FRACTIONS 


La seel I es Productions of New Zealand, responsible 
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of years ago, have turned their attention to basic 
mathematics for their latest educational release. 

Fractions!, aimed at the 7 to 14-year age group and 
covering National Curriculum levels I to 4, is a no- 
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on adding, subtracting multiplying, and dividing frac- 
tions, and skip 5 the games and animations found in 
most modern educational packages, 

The program has a simple look and leek based on 
a blackboard on which the sums appear, and makes a 








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Amiga Market Number 1992 





REXXPLUS compiler 



The expanding arena of ARexx support has recently shown 
some very good software and one of the more interesting new 
arrivals is the REXXPLUS compiler from che Dineen Edwards 
Group. This product will cample ARexx scripts inn? executa- 
bles that can be run directly by AmigaDOS-. 

Now* do not imagine that this compiler produces 
extremely fast code as. for instance, C does. What it does 
produce is very well optimised ARexx code, which will satisfy 
the requirements of users who have come to like the conve- 
nience of ARexx. but need more execution speed. 

Jn the ^pplicaciofis I tested I saw speed increases of two to 
five times, and in special cases, much more than this would be 
possible. 

No doubt, one of REXXPLUS s main uses will be the 
speeding up of stripes that control other programs. ARex* 
power users who need to I ink high-end applications, especially 
where calculation is involved, will find that the compiler makes 
die previously slow Interprogram connections much faster. 

Further, the compiled programs are "pure", so they cart be 
made resident in memory, and do not have to be loaded up 
every time they nre called. 



Trivial 


On the downside, compiled programs carry a large over- 
head, and even small scripts compile to about 30k You should 
also note that the compiler worlds better on more involved 
scripts, arid trivial scripts will generally have insignificant 
speed-ups. 

Compiler support is also provided far tails to Intuition and 
other shared libraries. Writing an application with a full 
Intuition interface is certainty feasible with REXXPLUS, The 
compiled code h "blrnk" compatible so you can easdy use it 
with most other languages. 

You can call C routines from REXXPLUS, or you could 
write part of your program - the parsing and interprocess 
communication bits - in REXXPLUS, and the rest in C (or any 
other compiled language), 

The program is compatible with both Workbench 13 and 
2,j r . At least j Mb of RAM is recommended! and as always, a 
hard disk is desirable. ARexx. of course, must already he pre- 
sent on the system. 

An installation script is provided, which, as well as copying 
all the necessary files, also adds a few lines to your startup- 



sequence. By the way, this Is a good example of ARexx at 
work - much easier than AmipDOS? A new logical directory, 
RPDiR:, is created and replaces nexx:. 

The reason for the alterations is that the REXXPLUS envi- 
ronment “intercepts" the normal operation of ARexx and cre- 
ates a new task to handle ARex* oils. This task now carries 
the REXX and ARescx ports, communicating with the resident, 
process via two now ports. 

If this sounds somewhat precarious, rest assured chat it ii 
net One pf the really striking things about the program it the 


Speedy handling 


REXXPLUS 1 * method of handling support libraries gives it much of it* speed. 
Special compiler libraries are provided for each support library and are used 
at compile time to eliminate the time-consuming interpreter cycle of search- 
ing the library list* opening and closing the library and so on. 

API the function calls are resolved at compile time, allowing direct access 
when they are run, A similar concept is used for accessing ports. A program 
that required extensive rnath-ematkal calculation speeded up by a most wel- 
come six times. 

Special -compiler libraries are also provided for the major frtely dis- 
tributable support libraries that allow Amiga- specific system calls. 

One or two of these have graphics compatibility clashes with Workbench 
2.0, but the excellent APlGJibrary and rxgen.library* which are also sup- 
ported* are more than enough to allow anything in the system to be 
accessed. 

Oineen Edwards Group offer to make special libraries available for other 
support libraries and function hosts. 


elegance and robustness of the 
interface 

AH the programs tested ran and 
communicated together with no 
snags whatsoever. These included 
executables, normal rx'ed macros, 
rx’ed executables* and macros called 
from other programs. 

Compiling is easy - the intuition, 
interface will even jjlow a beginner 
to compile a script with just a couple 
of mouse-clicks, although there are 
numerous options for the more 

experienced user. 

The compilation times themselves 

- while not exactly greased lightning 

- were fast enough not to cause any 
frustration. All sons of listings can be 
generated to aid the debugging pro- 
cess. The REXXPLUS compiler pro- 


vides some additional useful commands to the standard ARexx 
language definition These include octal conversion and line 
processing routines, further, all calls to rexxsupportJibnarjf 
and to the transcendental math functions can he considered as 
built-in functions. 

The documentation is excellent. One thing chat you cannot 
use in compiled code however* is the Interpret instrucciofi. A 
few or the tracing options are also missing. 

Overall this is a very g&od product, especially when you 
consider the work required to get this kind of thing right The 
authors have got it right, though, and I believe it will see mini 
improvements in the future, 

However. I think chat the program would be better served 
by a change In the licensing agreement, which currently 
requires special permission from DEG to distribute programs 
created with ft. 

i would certainly not recommend it to a beginner looking 
for their first compiler - it is a bit too specialised for that - 
but serious ARexx users, and programmers who rely cn 
ARexx environments, will be more than pleased with ii It 
could well be a future Amiga classic. 


Supplied 

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I97B5 W 12 Mile fid.. Suite 205, Southfield, 
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SOCCER 

SUPREMO 




AN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT GAME 

Ygi analhe^ England manager Tia& learPl 1h6 lhg.1 contralling an 

mternalifinill squat) is a very ditferenl ba rganiH Co CluD maftagetFusnt. Every 
match is a cup-tie and every le.am-g*l&Ct«n and nesull is picked apart by a 
VWpctgyg press The prusSuTS ID SuDOMU i& locredibfe. 

Soccer Supremo puts you in charge Of a European nabgnaj squad qrapariirg 
far Iho European Nattons Cup qua! liers. You have a-n tnihal lour year contrad 
Li’iu? may be ostended fa Slit O* e*ght years, Of rucfacod fa hTO. as results dtdafe 
You’ll be eapetfed fa oualijy lor the Finals. Eheo put up a show against the best 
European leams. Bui fans i& |u5l pr&paralign Fur ^ie big one: Ttre Worfa Cup! 
Cuilpmi&etlon. The game wilt aJfaur you fa lake- the Europaan nation OF ytft* 
Choice ,j "■■d you -rtiil be allocated an initial squad Ol 16 piytirs You can 
inlrcduCO a lurfaftr 34 player?, making Bfl in all, whose rramtt arfa skiltg (but nc! 
levels} you can dalirw ybursell Thew players are introduced gradually as you 
O-SCQvef the weaknesses tn your squad a<fa afeo fa create the bala’ ce ol 6kil^ 
IhUl match yogr style ol pJay. The onginal 16 players can be defined in tFie sama 
way using tho EDIT pregram (free with the game) il ydu wish, a? well as the 
laams that will make up tho opposition, 


In lie traditsei^TJ riulTtW 5 ' li.ggl'hg spcEef manage 

game wmfr-b uLks, farmar-ons, n^yi&s, 

□fo^ al oast. COEmehc. Il wotsL meaningless, Thu 
unique rnsiffs nuruifafton ihe hea»i or Socoer &jpn?mg 

resfaf-es all these mbio, al'-^winq genu NTS coi“lrol 
ova* team perfamnance. In i-dditjon fa the vigusI 
faectMt*. on your lewim, Ma maich fillorts aubsirlubBrnL. 
Ladcal pcmtlongl ch^nqas mo wot- rule idsiTuCtioris fa 
cy^yidUQl players which !b?n inlluencr' Das ’ '.'/a pi Ine 
mafarfr, Thelrt^asac realam and CCfllr©i ^bnfdonni lire 
supreme, bul chiktshi g-TTfapray qf the Uadilonal gnnu 
ihffi 0 compulsive simulation. 


3D. 22 MAN MATCH DISH W 

ConUnuDUi display 

O'LL, ATT/MtD/DEF POSSE^ON STATS 
JND, FLAYER ACTIVITY STATS 
FLAYER FATIGUE/ ITTNESS STATS 
STAmOE TI IE-GAME FIGURES 
PLAYT R-W tTH-THE BALL INFORMATION 
LDtemittent mwsaseson: 

POOLS, LNjL.-klLS, GOALS, SCORERS, 
PENALTIES, SUBSimmONS, TACTICS 

IN MATCH TACTICAL MOVES 
SUBSTITUTIONS 
I POSITIONAL CHANGES 
OVERALL WORKRATE 
IND. PLAYER WORKRATL 


Tel 

0438 721936 





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h&nrik al i snatch, with miniscule breaks Inr food ar*d elher necssirtiea - , 
. il fia i ganrus I hove no hesitulfan in ret&mmandlng lo anyone wilh even 
the alJghEftsl Inlaresl In American footfall" - Atori User ivvlem 


HEADCOACH VI ha^ tmm de&eftoap 45 “Ihe bs=1 
gsrine evar pui qttfa a campus, h a the comptela 
Afnencan FodlbalgAhiU, ii rnulEi j.aason ape with !hfl 
vary be^l Etrategrc tv^'inarsL- qr Tiu r»fo.l thing Voti w& 
cart flw plays, de-.-sa the gatwlons and develop ihe 
team 

Usa the- Ural &ea&3n ^2 pro-&effj&o'i Cfamns, 16 regular 
Beeson gentesj and Eh a play ortFfc) to dir^uv-ar your 4S 
nyin ^quad ol players Then eapJ&ll \- »«i 00llt*ge dr-^f! fa 
InijKOve Pus wan and Bjrpond yourganpapInY fa h*a1 
Bfa very best ff (■ NFL can throw at you 

Ffayffrl will ago and Uaamfi Mil lade (a played wtil bust 
abcv.1 0 simsoni}, bwt vcm w.'J ji fl y and r t ^?ufid, 


POSTAL SALES 

The Midnight Oil 
Dept. AMC1 
18 Hazclmere Road, 
Stevenage SG2 HRX 
2/3 <lays delivery 


Please supply 


AMIGA 


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£I9.M5 

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Amiga Market November 1992 





Have you ever felt dissatisfied with a mail order company's service, or were 
so pleased you thought you'd been given special treatment? Now's your 
chance to tell Amigo Market who the good guys and the bad guys are! 


Please return this survey to: 

M.0.5, 

Amiga Computing, 
Europa HousE, AdlingtonPark, 
Macclesfield SK10 4NP 


The following survey, as it requests specific informa- 
tion about mail order companies, has been designed 
with impartiality in mind, and we urge anyone who 
completes it to bear in mind that by doing so they are 
making a public statement about an issue which affects 
the livelihoods of businesses up and down the country. 
This Es the first attempt of its kind Ln an Amiga maga- 
zine to look at the mail order Industry, so please Kry to 
answer with forethought and balance. 

The results of this survey will be printed in a forth- 
coming Amiga Market 


PART 1 : How often, 
how much? 

\ How often in the last year have you ordered goods from a 
■computer mail order company? 

a. Once • .,.3 

b. from two so four timfii . ................. J 

c. five or more times ». . -Q 

2 . Pkease stale the method of payment you mottoften use 

3 . Credit card telephone order ,,.,,,,....3 
to. Written order with cheque ,,...3 

C, Written order with postal order 1—1 

d. Written order with cash LJ 

3. What has been the average delivery time? 

a. One to three days....,.., .— -.0 


b. frxjrto seven days 

c. Up to two weeks. - 

d. Over two weeks 


.□ 

□ 

.□ 


-4. What was the longest delivery time? (please slate) 


5, What wai rhe shortest delivery lime? [please state) 


PART 2: Delivery 

6. Have you ever ordered goods, paid fot them, then riot 
received them? 

Yes ...... .□ 

Mo -Q 

If Yes, please Hate how many times this has happened to you 


7 , If sc, please cud™ what steps you rook (if any) to retrieve 
your money or obtain your ordered goods 


8. Have you ever contacted any ol the following organhatlom 
with regard to toad mail order service? 

a, The magajrne in which you saw 

the advertisement... .Li 

b r The local Trading Standards Office .3 

c The porice.,...,.^.,-^-.-^-.— -LI 

d. Your soficitor — 3 

9, How many limes have you received such gaud service that 

you contacted the company to congratulate them? 

a. NgVer ...r.„r.,r.Ql 


b, Once 

C. Two lo lour times ........... 

d. five or more times.......... 


□ 



0 

hi uai ini i ii^S 


10. How many times has a genuine mistake been made, then 
promptly and efficiently been put right? 


PART 3: After-sales service 

}], Have you Ever received goods which you subsequently 
found to be faulty? Please- state how often 

a- Nevef (skip to part 4 : 

Technical Support) ..m,. +,,*,,.0 

b. Once,.. — »™0 

c. Two to Iouf limes .,„ w -h— ...LJ 

d. Five or more times, .3 

12. Was damage caused In transit or was the fault with the 
goods themselves? 

a, Damage m I Sided m 

b. Goods were faulty .,^,,..,,.,.,..3 

13. On a scale ol one to ten, please rat* how witiing the com- 
pany which supplied the goods wai to replace them 


14. On a scale uf one to ten, please slate how witling the com- 
pany who supplied the goods was to offer a refund 

15. How long did it take for a replacement/rcfund to 
reach you? 

a, One lo three days -3 

„ b. Four to seven days .......0 

c. Up to two weeks.,,, 0 

d. Two weeks <x more -3 

PART 4: Technical support 

16. Have you ever purchased a piece df software or hardware 
so complex that after- sales technical support could reason- 
ably be expected? 

YUS .............. r.. , r,, -^r, -r, -->3 

NO ..... 

17. How often have you been forced to ask a mail order firm 
lor technical support? 

a. Never {skip to Pan 5 1 

Yq.ji pref erenCt'S} . 3 

to. Once or twice ...LJ 

C, Three or more limes ............... .LJ 


IS. On average, how olten have you received a satisfactory 
an swer? 

a. Never >—3 

b. Hall the time...,,...,.....,.....— —— .3 

c. AJI the time...,,..,...,.. — . 3 

19. How often have you been told that the company in ques- 
tion often no technical support whatsoever? 

20. Oo you feel you are entitled lo technical support no matter 
what the price of the goods you purchase? 

PART 5: Your preferences 

21. Please rate the following factor on a scale uf one to ten 
according to thear importance to your decision to buy from 
a company from whom you have never before purchased 
goods; 

Pnces .3 

Style of advertisement, B „„ rri ., H .^.3 

Reputation foi reh-ability .3 

Promise of prompt delivery .3 

Promise of after sales support .-,3 

Recommendation of a friend . ........ ... 3 

Other (please state) H -.- 

□ 

22. Please rate the following factors on a scale of on to ten 
according to their Importance in your decision to buy 
something else from a company irom whom you have 
already purchased goods; 

Prices ...... ... .... 

Prompt delivery -L..,.., 

After Mies service — 

Technical support 

Other (pfeise state) 


□ 



u 


23. Please name the company wiih whom you have been most 
pleased In the Fast yeart and state the main reason for your 
satisfaction; 


24. Please name the company with whom you have heen most 
annoyed in the last year, and state the main reason for 
your dissatisfaction: 


25- Please rate on a scale of one to ten your general feeling of 
confidence in the computer maM order market- 

Part 6: About you 

Name — — ***** 

Address..^. UJ . L .,.L.. 




Phone gusli isli i ■ h i i.i ji i ii i run in 1 1 ■ hi IfH F u 1 BB 1,1 1 81 Age iieiiaenirr 



Ami if 0 M« rfcffl November ?P 92 



VFM 

■\y 



Every month, a selection of some of the best Value For Money 
hardware bargains to be found in Amiga Computing. 

True at-a-glance shopping for all our readers. 
Remember - if you are a supplier and you 
can beat these prices, let us know! 



More of your best 
buys. They don’t go 
in unless you tell us 
about them, so if you 
see a better buy, or 
can beat those 
shown, get on the 
phone to: 


Amiga Market VFM 



HARD DRIVES 


Make 

Capacity 

RAM upgrades 

Compatibility 

Game switch 

Thru-port 

PSU 

RRP 

AC price 

Trilqgit 









Oaoffyer 

45 

Y 

500/500+ 

N 

N 

N 

259.99 


Dataflyer 

AS 

Y 

500/2000 

N 

N 

N 

229.951 


Dacallyer 

105 

Y 

500/500+ 

N 

N 

N 

339.99 


Data flyer 

105 

Y 

500/2000 

N 

N 

N 

359.99 


Hawkwell Electronics 







— 


GVP 

52 

Y 

500E+ 

Y 

Y 

Y 

399.95 

379.95 

Magneto Optical 

123 

- 

[ A500 

N 

N 

Y 

MW 

1.150 

Magneto Optical 

128 

- 

1500/2000 

N 

N 

N 

999 

950 

A60OlnternaJ 

40 

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♦ Reliable P.D Contacts wanted send list to Neil Davis 26 
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♦ Amiga contacts waited from all around U.K fi 00% Kev 7 will- 
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♦ Supra 2MB RAM expansion for A50G, VGC guarantee for six 
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♦ The Manager - duplicate, bought in error will mII fee £18 
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♦ Amiga 500, I MB, Philips tafeur monlior manual! leads joystick 
£3® of new software £450 Tel 443 3902 

♦ AJ00 and software as new worth over £750 New £450 T el 
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♦ Amsp 500 (old) games enthusiasm seen other to swap games 
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♦ Modem Supra 2400+ V2Ubis MNP2-5. Boxed as new £ 100 no 
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♦ Bargain £200 i$h Anuga sec-up fer £400 I MEG A500 External 
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♦ Commodore CDTV player keyboard 3 1/1" drive many games 
boxed hardly used mini condition £500 Tel 0634 flS6 2106 

♦ Machs Amos prog far copy send disk and SAE to 9 Plynmouih 
DErwale Greenferd Middlesex UB6 7H& 

♦ Amiga friends wanted national and littCTTUJtiOfH 1 write to Paul 
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♦ 30 Amiga g^mes over year M all boxed ordinals £1.50 to £5 
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♦ Amiga contacts still wanted 100% reply write to Keith "H " 10 
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♦ For sale NAME plus with extra software £100 Td Dave ST 
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♦ Wanted Ami^ 3D contacts: tricks objects textures and so on 

♦ AS® Imb monitor lots of games £ 850 on* Amiga monitor 
some games £500 ono Tel 050 1 3304 1 Scotland 

♦ B20OO 2 x 3 l/r Floppies 5 Denise Mouse 3 MB RAM super- 
pic VXL 030 + 6888 1 10845 Monitor Digiview Software £1280 
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£300 Tel 0420 478049 

4 I MB A500 with Hiihps CMB033 monitor star LC-10 printer 
games £390 ONO will seil separately Td 0753 817749 

♦ LCID printer boxed as new under haft price £85 TeJ 0702 
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♦ Reftdall ABB02 Genlock with mode switch box £50 ONO Te 
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♦ A5O0 512K internal Armga memory exp made by Zydec call 
Peter on Tel 0304 B239&4 Free postage 

♦ 2 MB fssr Ram suitable fee fitting In A590 Hard disk never 
used Tel Wormley Tel 0428 682439 £50 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted send disks lists ETC to Paul 9 Dale 
Rood Barnard Castle Durham DLI 2 &LQ 

♦ Philips CM 1 1342 monitor same as Bfl]3 MKII as new boxed 
unwarned gift £150 Tel Peter 0273 220859 

♦ Issues 1-15 Amiga Shopper all In good condition only £10 plus 
postage, buyer collects Tel 0625 B73685 

♦ New! PJD library over 1 00 games send S.SAf: for list Aztec 
PD ^3 Standard Road Enfield Middlesex EN3 6DP 

♦ GVP series 2 HD (A5O0) 1 00 MB 2 Heg Rnm 4 months old old 
dive to Upgrading £375 or nearest often 

♦ Amiga 500 I mb good condition with music and painting 
software £240 Paul Tel 0444 070828 

♦ Scanner j or Amiga wanted wi I pay around £50 please send 
address to jon 1 1 Clevis Close Weymouth Dorset 

♦ Sega Mega boxed as new plus four piAfti £85 -quick sale T c! 
Roy *0 081 599 3079 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted to swap games P D 73 Hulme Road 
Denton Manchester M34 1WY Contact Gaiy 

♦ A500 IMB VI-3 Rom switcher Vumana 2nd Disk drive mouse 
manuals 200+ Disks £300 ONO T*| 0606 74247 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted Gary Wright 14 Beeston Road 
Broughton near Chester Gywyd eH4 OSB 

♦ 1500/2000 AT Bridgeboard 5.25 D/D Ll MB 80 MB fwdord 


♦ A5O0P A590 3 MEG Total vwth games software and 
books £500 OHO Td after 6.00 pm on 011 356 6514 

♦ Commodore 1081 colour monitor excellent condition boxed 


M5DOS 5 serial card manuals £350 Commodore IQ845 monitor 
boxed £ 1 5000 Tel Fred 0633 87 1378 

♦ 2 MEG A500 + Rem swapper RootCC Drive 1004 5 monitor alt 


with lead £195 Tel 081-204 4 145 (NW9) Robin 

♦ Help copy of CoverDisk AC March 1991 will pay costs 
Cheltenham Tel 0242 150035 

♦ 1/2 meg upgrade with dock good quality cost £50 sell £10 
warned 24 clot equivalent printer Cheltenham Tel 0242 250005 

♦ Amiga CDTV including keyboard and eight disks tnd Guinness 
Records Td 00 1 -570 6393 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted to swap and sell software send disk For 
lists Steve 5 London Road Long Sutton SpakliPg Lines PE 1 2 9EA 

♦ Software From E7 A500 and colour monitor second drive l Mb 
£450 Casfe MIDI keyboard tymh £200 or swap Td 0572 721834 

♦ Olivetti DM 1 05 colour printer 9-pin emulate! Epson jXBQ 
tion feed manual and cables boxed £1 DO ONO TeF 0734 258241 


boxed £500 ONO Tel 0860 527270 

♦ Wanted colour monitor for Amiga will collect Tel 0831 
541134 

♦ Amiga contacts wnated to swap games send lists P|R Lawt 60 
Standard Road Enfield Mhddlcsex EN3 6DP 

+ Warned Cut Throats original send yqur price to Joik 8 
Crarvford Walk Clifton Nottingham NG 1 1 SAP 

♦ Graphics Artist seeks work - game graphics, logos, designs, 
my tracing animation ETC Tel 0@ I 462 5B98 

♦ Over 450 games cheated, tipped and sent by return of post. 
Simply send your name and address with a cheque or postal 
order for £3.50 to Mark Smith 60 Foxfield Road Westame 
Moretamitoe Lancs LA4 455 



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♦ Experienced assembler programmer is ready to make a game 
needs someone to make both graphics and sound send examp*« 
and [.-eiepHone number to: Oliver J Hartman 45 Goya Gem 
Belgium 

♦ Lotus AMI DIP/UH nnr| Adobe Type manager with complete 
AMI up manual! all m excellent condition. £50.00 for everythin 
Tel Barrow In Furness or- 0224 03 7380 or write to PO Box 39 
Barrow In Furness Cumbria LA23 9BG England 

♦ Soundwave INC samples musk disk send SAE to ft Greenlow 
25 Amanda Close Bexhillok East Sussex TN40 2TB 

4 Earn extra cash in your spare time 5AE TO M Ward 265 
Humberston Avenue Humberatone 

♦ Amiga P.0 contact and swap wanted to swap utilities demo 
faised P-0 Box 15601 DEFY A Kuwatr 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted to swap demos music PD ETC 
Worldwide send list or disk 100% reply, 

4 Amiga cootacts around Buckinghamshire area contact Richard 
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♦ Wanted Word Processor and Euro dictionaries EG Pro Text 5 
will swap Po Box 1 57 Ca.Tnpbelltown 5074 AUSTRALIA 
Contact R Robertson 

♦ Commodore 9^pln dot matrix printer and 500 sheets piper, 
vgc £400 Tel 0494 44974 

♦ P.D contacts 1O0% reply send diik and list Evan 9 Linlithgow 
Gardens Mount Vernon Glasgow G32 QTft 

♦ P.D Swapping send your list and address to: Mircus Butcher 
22 Keyberry Road Newton Abbot Devon TQ 1 2 I BX 

♦ A30O0 101*40 colour monitor A2286 bridgeboard L2Mb FDD 
wide carriage 24-pin printer software ElC £1.600 5pllt Tel 09 1 
2019920 

♦ Software sculpt. 3DXL and animat software £90 phoie or 
GFA basic 3D consc Kit £1 0 oath Tel 0942 606361 

♦ Amip 500 I MB upgrade monitor 2nd dryve desk printer boob 
mags games and software £600 ring Steve Tel 0256 4612GB 
Evenings 

4 40MHZ 60030 accelerator br 1 50-0/2000 50MHZ 60B82 0MB 
31-bit RM beat! GVPS 68030/50 £1000 Djivid Qxley Tel 071 
6379 Ext 1800 68030/50 

♦ Amiga 500 with loads of ioftware exte>-nal disk I meg expan- 
sion AMP speakers and more worth £1000 offers T* 
0506042611 

♦ Amiga 500 I MB expansion excellent tOfldilion lots qf games, 
£300 call David on 0741 509083 

♦ Aniga contact wanted write to Bone Idle 3! Carmel Roar 
Boothtown Halifax HX3 6jF anyone welcome 

♦ Swap Amiga PD with Thomas Amesen Maridarg Vcm 215D N- 
0467 OSLO Norway 

♦ K.C.5 PC Power Board boxed as new all manuals and 5/W MT 
Dos £150 also A590 20 Mb hard disk + 2 Mb Ram and all soft- 
ware manuals and disks boxed as new £100 O.N.Q Tel 0782 
533739 

♦ Amiga introductions, creators wanted. Giorgia Piazta via 
Vecelio N2 1 100052 Min*a (Mi) Italy. 

♦ Swap P.D send disk and letter to Townsend 105 T ntagE 
House Edmonton London N9 9TF (All letters answered) 

♦ Cheats - thousands of cheats SAE disk so post to: Kyrirr 
Vcrbist 1 41 Bootiiff-erry Road Hull 6£X 

♦ Budding programmer seeks aid learning assemble^ language 
from scratch. Somebody help, please Tel 07B7 475195 

♦ Amiga contacts warned fee long term user. Contact Sean at B7 
Lakefinead. Sir^leton, Ashferd, KENT TN23 2XY 

♦ Swap Amiga PO with Thomas Arneun. Maridals Vein 22SD N- 
0467, Osfe, Norway 

♦ Chenp cup software, as new. Contact Paul 0®l 997 6432 

♦ C5A me^a midget racer 33Mht EC68030 accelerator card fo? 
Amifa 2000/1500. 5 I2K SRam 2MB 32-bit Dram, boxed, cost 
£750, sell tor £490 ONO, Tel 08 1 863 1 386 evenings 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted, 100% reply, James, 08 Nathan Square 
Swan Vied, Western Australia 6056 

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d4bwmU90Td02M72 5409 

♦ GW impact 105 Mb hard drive 2 HBG ram for A5Q0 £360 Dr 
nearest offer Tel 05B4 B 1 0970 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted 100% reply write to Bryan Riidhle 41 
Broomhm Go. Armagh, Northern Ireland BT62 4HT 

♦ Commodore 64 with I 00s of games, printer and accessaries 
three years pm^mee £199 Tel 021 558 0442 

♦ Amiga contacts worldwide 100% reply wnd lists cor Manuel 
Casado CtmuguiTO 23 50OO4 Zaragoza Spain 

♦ Warned hard drive for A50Q swap for Ganwboy (MEW) and 
£1 DO Tel 0756 792171 contact Michael 

♦ A5O0 * MEG CHIP 10.' U SWITCH £200 GVP SERIES 2 42 
MEG 4 Meg; £325 68020 20 Mhi I Meg 32 nit £200 disk drive 
£30 4 Meg with I 1/2 Meg £70 aetloh replay £40 100 diski £30 
lots of software phone Richard 0900 825213 

♦ Sharp JXIQO colour scanner worth £000 includes shareware 
easy to us £400 ring Michael Tel 0635 3 2045 

♦ Musician seek; similar swap samples ETC ETC Chris 3 Rosehill 
South Road Bowdon Altrincham Cheshire EAI42LB 

♦ I MB A5D0 extra drive colour printer games magazines £350 
Tel 03S3 022358 huyer col lects 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted 100% reply. Send lists: Ann 27 
Costam Grove Norton STOCKTON Cleveland TS20 IJW 

*■ Amig^ FD suppliers wanted contact Matt Hale 20 Melbourne 1 
Close KmgiwinfDrrf West Midlands DX6 SJH 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted i00% only contact Kev 7 Willins 
Coedeva Cwmbran Gwent NP44 4TH Fast and reliable 

♦ Wanted Amiga contacts worldwide 100% reply John 35 
Wgadsicte North Carlisle CA2 4NW 

♦ Amiga games sale: Stuart 33 Rrtree Drive Wales Sheffield 531 
SLZ 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted 100% reply send lists Ann 27 Cmuin 
Grove Norton Stockton Cleveland TS20 IJW 

♦ Typing for catalogue s for information send S.A.E to P5 
Madborough Street Blowwvch Walsall West Midlands 

♦ DataFlyer 5 C5 1 1 5001*2000 interface complete boxed new and 
unused £6D saving £30 Pal Genlock wanted Til 0254 887963 

♦ Swap my Pc for your Amiga or GVP senes 2 hard drive rir^g 
Tel 0402 822872 Hull 

♦ Can Do user guide hints tips wanted also di$k magazine hints 
tips to Alan Td 0702 210177 

♦ New Group searchs: Coders, Pincers, Musicians. Disk-Reply. 
Write to: XT/Trance, Schoolstraat, 24 5YIIEL Zeeland, Holland 

♦ Ami^ contacts wainiedi for IM% reply. Contact Roy at 56 
Blindfold Street. Ashton. Lancs. OL6 7HF 

4 60020 card - Fils my Amiga - £200 ono. Tel 0772 084245 

♦ fr-ee help Hardwnrei'Software. Send disk pr letter with SAE, 
SO Foxhowe, Coulby. Newham Mbro\ Cleveland 

♦ A 1 5 D0 WBI.3, £450 ono. A590 I meg Ram, £180. All in 
Perfect order, 0362 690570 

♦ Arilfp Programmer needed for PBM game, small commission 
possible Rod. 9 FulmerHon Close, Thecford. IP24 3U, 

♦ KStart V|.3 £15, Agnus £15, Gary, Denise and Paula £6 each. 
60000 £7. 0705 454547 

♦ A-M^vll Mac emulator including 1 J0& Roms. For all Amigas 

£175 on* Phwe 8266 840O7S 

♦ AS 00p Accelerator GVP, HD !0mb, Ram extras £1000. 
Student leaving. Ken 0483 60050 Even nfs 

♦ Pa|estream 2.1, boxed, unwanted gift, as new £ 1 00. Tel 0254 
665 1 1 1 2 

#■ DPaint II £5, DPaintUI £10, Hyp-erbook £10. Publishers 
choice £20. Phone 079* 870 146 

♦ Contacts! Mmes/Roulderdashj'PO. S7 Wilmington Way, hay- 
wards Heath, Sussex 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted 5end to 5KC5 fc P O Box 214, Ilford. 
Essex, IG3 8RT, Send disks and lists, 100% reply 

♦ Amiga games, 5A£ fpr list* Michael Pemberton, 
"Maple durham". Bryants Bottom, Great Missenden. Bucks, HP 16 
OJU 

♦ Amiga I meg, 100 disks. Two joysticks, all boxed, £260 ono. 



Call Simon 0455 55400* 

* Spectrum 128, Spectrum plus,, joystick, Phaser, 100+ games, 
colour television, mono television, books. £100 Ono. 021 355 

5305 

+ A5O0 printer, software and extras. £350.. Phone Justin on 
0203 650 694 

4 PD-AuchtfKs: » diffuse your creations In France. Write: F 
Henneuse. Ruedu Chcvigne, F5I 100 Reims, France 

* Psion Organiser H LZ64, PC R5232 Comms link, J2K Rampak,. . 
£100. Tef Steve- 0734 706741 

* Wanted PD swoppen &r contacts. Lists to Steve Johnson, 36 
Edlwick Street, Burnley, Lancs, BBI0 3DZ 

* Wanted BJodk-Gnt, Sentual. tel 0246 4 19164 or 0742 5BB907 

* Pagestream User Group, starting end October. Interested,, 
Write to 362 Honicknowle Lane. Plymouth, PL5 3LA, Bob 0752 
768534 

* GFA Basic V3.S, cash, swap for Amos or anything. Phone Phif 
on 02* 308 050 18 

4 Computer users directory. To be added to this National 
Directory contact Tiny 0980 33154. alw 885 dm required 1 

* A5O0+ under warranty, box.ed h manuals etc. 2mb chip mem- 
ory and stereo sampler, software, gsmes/productlve, £355. 0274 
723 309 

* 1500 + monitor + printer + 8up board (total 5 megs), £995 on 
0433 62098 

4 issues I Q-26 of Am ga Action without disks, £25 (Issue 1 6 has 
op cover) may split Michael 0934 842933 

* Amiga PD to swap or buy. Contact 242 Huddersfield R-oad. 
Mirfieid,WFl4 9PY 

* Colour 14" monitor, with Amiga lead: Excellent picture, £ 1 50. 
Phdrve 0252 fll 4257 (Office Hours) 

* 1 ,3 Rqm switchboard. Rom switcher, 1 ,3 disk? and manuals, 
£40 ono. phone 0229 772282 after 6pm 

* Amiga PD from 90p. Send disk and SAE to: 9 Unlitfyjow gar- 
dens, Glasgow, G32 D T R 

* Primer mobile black/teak finish. VGC cost £60. Bargain £30. 
TelfFax 0446 775287 Mike Bailey 


♦ Amiga contacts wanted all over the world. Send to 
&enpmin Henriksen. Wildersgnde 608. Copenhagen K, 
Denmark 

♦ Rottec disk drive, hardly used. Mini condition* Phone Luk-e 
07O& 372613 

♦ Amiga contacts wanted. Beginners or Experienced, 100% 
reply, tan, Severn Way, Gnmsby r DM37 9DX 

♦ Amiga 5DQ+, guaranteed with 2m h< 

Rams, 2nd drive. Joysticks, mouse and software, £550. 
Tel 0656 771909 

4 E2 pieces of software £65 ohd. Phnne Paul on 0633 
215993 

♦ New Local friends wanted. Interests: Amiga. Midi. Write 
to Andy. 8 Adam Close. High Wycombe 

♦ Machs equations disk, £2.50. 9 Lynmotiih Gardens, 
Private, Middlesex, UB6 7HR 

♦ A500 plus, 2 meg Ram, joysticks, games and colour TV. All 
for only £300, phone Paul 0226 202501 

♦ 6800- Assembler contacts wanted for source - swapping! 
Write to: Tomas Paulsen,. Verkstedun 33, 167 Fredrikatad, 
Norway 

♦ Amiga contacts who is also interested in sacelite TV P 
wanted from Belgium/Holland area. Write to david Perry, 0 
Bridge Street. Haltwhistle, Northern beH a nd> HE 49 9jZ, 
England. All mail will be replied to. 

♦ GVP Series 11. A500 HDB+. 52mb with 2mb Ram. Box, 
manual etc. £275, Write to Mr A Murfet, 21 Dudley Road, 
Plympton, Plymouth, devon, PL7 3RX 

♦ Anug^ 1.3 2meg, + 2nd disk dnve. two mice and software 
(approx £300 worth) , must sell fqr £350 onp.. phone Tony 
0352 714635 

4^ Tarot cards, 78 full colour images^ 4 d»sks, £5.00. P Stanley, 
102 Kesteven, Stamford, Lines, PE9 ISS 

♦ Amiga 1500 Workbench 2.05. GVF controller. + 52 meg 
Quantum hard: drive + 2 meg iast. Ram. 25mhz MicroboticE 
accelerator board. Phillips CMBS33 MKIL swivel stand. TV 
ujner h many games. All for £1 140. Willing to separate. Tel 
Karn 0422 321690 

♦ IFF Soundsample library for use with Med,, Noisetracker 
and most ocher AmigjL sound package, 5AE for derails to M F 
(Accnti) 9 Caroline Road^ Llandudno, Gwynedd, LL30 2T¥ 



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ADVERTISERS' INDEX 


17 BU Software .... 

Acc^JeFatara UnHmih&d 

ACS - 

Amivision 

Arn-or 


144 

.... 1 63 
.,,,,140 

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AshCfflim — - 64 

Astrocalc 156 

Audition Computer Supplies ....... 14 

fill Software - ■ - 1 44 

Barkman,, ... - ........ 1 66 

BaitlAa-KO PD M 4 .* t*r &T 

fitfrCon - «4— W 

Bllcon Devices 

Cfieckniate .« — ■- ,,,,,,,. 4 D 

Commodo^ UK .,„,,„10 

Compute Workl, . 27 , 5 B, 69 

Dompulefinales Ltd . 91 

Core Design,., 7 

C-Ourliywide C-ompuiers .,,,-170 

DalaplBK Computers- --S 9 

Delta Pi SoM^a re ...,,142 

□tal-a- Dish „, — ■ ■ *»#*-»-*-< 142 

□ MS Ltd. . -A 4 S 

Dynan’iklr: Compulsis ... U 2 , 93 

E M. ComputergfaphiC-r 1 46 

Europress DlWCt 33 , 1 50 - 1 56 

Evesham Micros . 62 . S 3 

Ferguson SrflUh — firrr .....17 

FiiecfesE Dlslrtpulior . 146 

Firsi CtiOlce Computers - 7 S. 77 

FIV# Star PD . 164 

Fglureworld Compyt#r£ ..... 1 9 , 20 , 21 

Gasteiner M . , 6 1 

Genesis Vkfee Production 170 

Georgy Thomson Services 1 5 B 

GJS 156 

GoldStar Campu tens . . - 70 

Gordon Harwood £ 8 - 3 1 . 51 

Ground Zero PD. — —■■mm- 170 

Hawkwell Electronics - 148 

HI Soh - 7 S 

HIQ M 

Hcjbbyta , , . „rrr- -SB. 57 

Home SludiO VKSeoprinl ..,,,,.,.161 

Instamec , — 1 7 Q 

Koniajc Compuluf S . . . 1 61 

Koamos Sofiwaf^-, ,r-„— --■ ■■■■■. -. 1 40 
LCL m .L. * 146 


Mnil Order Expf*SS ..., 6 i 7 

Mar cam - * 1 54 

MD Office Supplies —,..,.,72 

Micfodyisl — 106 

Millonfcum Micros --r— -.. 163 

MindscapO ■■■■ -13 

MJC Supplies 136 

faeon Software 

IMbiw Image Videos 91 

Of i DH PD ...Ibr! 

Owl Associates ......-.,,.1 56 

PD Direcl 37 

Phoenix , 62 , 63 

Power Computing IFC, 3 , 4 r 5 

Prisma Sollwara — ■■■ —.09 

Qualsofl ■ . ^ — . —-1 64 

Reflex ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ - 7£ 

Rambo - ..— ■ —OBC 

Silica Systems.. * 25 . 43 . 133 

Siren. ...» ■ • * - 9 B 

Soft Logih - IBC 

SoftmacWne- r , 1 03 

Special Reserve ■■■■S. 9 

Startronics .... - 1 5B 

Strictly PD- — —...130 

Sysons Associates ,... 164 

Sysiec PD - — 163 

The* Dish Company .....39 

The PD Parlour . *t 09 

Wesi Mudiands Computers 144 

While Knight Technology 161 

York Eledrenm Res, 156 

ZCL ..... 44 , 4 S ( 4 6 , 47 



Collage Industrial", 
Eagle Software 

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Pathfinder PD 
Software Supreme ...... 

Supi.ulof Software 
SwitchsofL 
Tom Petty Promotion:. 



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SEFUOUS SOFTWARE 
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U 135 600 BUSINESS LETTERS (#} - Hundn^ss dl already pfsparod profcssionaily written 

NjisurK Subject include job ■vttvn #tc. 

U 150 A 500 PLUS EMULATOR - Emulale tha Am-ga RluB. W your 1 ,3 Amoa. Really wnrhs 

iry loading Warkbunch ^ n Requira& 1 nv*g 
UIS 7 FREEC 0 PY Vl r 1 ( 4 1 - Removes proiecfion Irpm cammeToinl 
U 1 77 DUNGEON MAP {*) - Map drawing and p*sn 1 program lor O^mes. 

U 1 B 0 BROWSER 11 (+> A pow^iTuI allernaliye bo SID, you may rt taetler? 

Ulfll PROFESSIONAL CHCOPV V 3.0 - Very powerful disk copier 
Uiag AMID ASH 1 +|- Keep track el your personal linanc©^ 

U 190 OATOR S GHAFIQ GALLERY (#} - Exampi«s and slep by step tutorials on rtow to 
creatfl prdlgaslpna. 1 . legos hke -ones round un demos. 

LEiSURE 

G 1 P 3 GRAND PRIX SIMULATOR - Popular racing miragamen* game Raquirirt 1 m»g 
□117 GAL AG A J i 2 4 1 » - Possibly Ihe best ■■nodi om up around/ Really polishirtl. And 
eRdusbe lo Ground Zero 

G12S SUPER LEAGUE MANAGER [*] - One d our Lop ssr ng p^nvaa I r depin ^doIDuII 
maragemenl game Sirnilnr to sbe classic football MarkLger. 

Gl $4 AMIGAYENTUHE S ADVSYS {+\ Make your mn texS ad ventures wlfr IhWi Iwo 
programs 

G 1 41 A MERIC AN FOOTBALL COACH (4 f Fancy managing an AnfW icari FdOlbaJi team ! 
0142 BATTLEMENTS ft) - Rmniemtifir H unmback an l^e SpKtfUm nnd C 64 
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G l&O LEGEND OF LOTHIAN <+> - RPG gane around L.argu grime wilh beau 

b fully draw 1 graphics. No! lo IH missed 

OISK fVfAOAEiMES 

T 0 T 4 THE FINAL FRONTIER ISSUE Z (2 PI3K$> {#) - Exceiftlt disk inhume tor Staf 
Trek and t'ne Next Generation Inns 



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ECU 7 CALORIE BABE \+) - Roviewid Iasi month and ■eceived BS% Alows you bo keep □ 
database on your catori*? Wake. A good aid for deling 
EQ 30 GCSE MODULE 1 (fj - Prpwdes help and gives queFLlions, Cased on the maitlS syl 
iabus tor GCSE'S, Created by a GCSE 6 A Um# teacher. 


f T RV 01 N :■ M I A . nm FOR IflOfrt MON E Till ES S Al D TO BE T HE BE S r DISK fi ASf 0 CATALOGUE 
* AROUND. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE If rOU CAN FIND ONE BETffiFtl 


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Telephone: 0Z5S 453730. Fax: 0258 453502 


NATIONAL C0MNI1IR MARTS 

Backed by A major computer company and funded to 
give maximum exposure for buyers and sellers. 
Designed In consultation with many of the country's 
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the UK*s fastest growing computer market. 


Country Wide Computer Marts are holding national 
computer marts at the following locations: 


Z6tH Sept. 92 
4th Oct. '92 
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29th Nov, '92 

13th Dec. 92 


Exeter Ball, K Islington 
Tamerslde Spo^ CftfTipleK 
Kimberley Leisure Centre 
Hie lunctiofi 
Knutton Leisure Centre 
Whitchurch Sports Cenfre 
Danes Camp Leisure Cenrre 
Western leisure Centre 
Bob Carter fvlempri^ Youth 
Jk Leisure Centre 
Hillsborough Leisure Cenire 


Oxfordshire 

Plymouth 

Nottingham 

Cambridge 

Newcastle- u- Lyme 

Bristol 

Northampton 

Cardiff 

Norwich 

Sheffield 


Low admission prices - Easy access for Buyers and Vendors 

Miifre ft a Family outing as the Marts are held af Leisure 
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For further information and booking forms piease contact: 

Simon Empson, Country Wide Computer Marts 
Telephone: 0258 451730. Fax: 0258 453502 


AfHitfa Market November ,1992 













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Some of the Features Includes 
‘Thru port for primer or digitiser. 

"Fully multi-tasking, 

"antigrated I5mni jack plug sod lead. 
a 3D Animated Icons. 

"Compatible with Workbench 2.G. 

*Bolh Mono and Stereo sampling. 

Real Tim* Digital Effecta Includa: 
ECHO-Adds echo to incoming mound. 
PHASER- Applies specs age phaas shift. 
SYNTH AdOa user definable effects, 
DlRECT-Playa incoming sound direct. 
VIBRATO'RHpIdly variaa frequency. 

STEREO EC HO- Adds digit el delay between 
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DISK (tor saving end leading etc). 

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4096 Colour Images 

OVERVIEW 

Vkil-Amfga t2 ie the ultimata low coat colour 
digitiser for Amiga. There ere no filters and no 
separate RGB splitter. Colour Images can be 
captured In teas then e second, mono Images 
are grabbed in real lime. Fully compatible wllh 
any video source. 

Some of the features include: 

*MuJf Masking son ware. 

'Advanced error diffusion stippling. 
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"Capture Into a uaar definable window, 
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Some of th* features Include: 

* Compatibility with all Amiga a. 

" Supports 2, 4 P 8, 16 and HAM colour 
T Loadi or saves IFF or ANIM files. 

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* Dubbing or simulated onion skin. 

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