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package for the budget conscious 


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Award winning 


Scanners 

"ff your in the market for a 
hand scanner then forget the 
rest and get Powerscan" 

Amiga Format July 1992 

Power Scanner v3.0 


Floppy Drives 

'This drive contains more gad- 
gets than Batman's utility belt" 
Amiga Computing febl992 

PC880B Power Drive 



• 100-400 DPI scanning resolutions 
■ 04 greyscales 

• Thru' port for printer 

• Award winning editing, image manipu- 
lation & scanning software 


Power Sc anner v3.0 ................ 

Power Scanner Colour 


...£115 

£239 


Epson GT j 6000 




• Award winning drive manufactured by 
Power Computing 

■ Super slim design 

• Anti-click (Cures that annoying click* 

• Virus blocker (Prevents viruses) 

■ Built-in backup hardware 


PC880B with Blitz Amiga 

PC 860 B with Blitz & XCopy 

PC38QB ICycione compatible)* 
PC880Bin black case 


£60 

*75 

,.£65 

£65 


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Prn^ssi^'ia! 


Power Drives 

PC880E Economy drive .. £49.95 

PC8C1 A5O0 Internal drive ,£40.00 

PC8B2 A2DQG Internal drive £45.00 


Dual Drive 

■ Two high quality disk drives built into 
one compact unit 
* Same features as PC680B 


Dual drive 


..£125 


• 600 DPI Colour flatbed scanner 

■ 24-bit colour 

* A4 reading area 

■ Software included 


Epson GT-6QQ0 


£799 


Epson QT-BOOO 

■ 800 DPI colour flatbed scanner 

• 24-bit colour 

• A4 reading area 

■ Software included 

• Amazing scan quality 


Epson GT-30QQ 


£1199 


Blitz Amiga 

* Backup disks at lightning speeds 

■ Stops all external drives from clicking 

■ Contains anti-virus from being written 
info the bootblocker 

Blitz Amiga 

1.44MB P owsr Drive 


■1,44MB disk drive 
• High density floppy disk drive 


1.44MB Power Drive 


,£POA 


Upgrade Offers 

If you consider your scanner system to 
be inferior to the Power Scanner, we will 
happily upgrade your software and inter- 
face. (Power Scanner is compatible with 
most scanning heads) 

v3,0 Upgrade fine, interface} £49.95 

v3.Q Software upgrade for PowerScanner 
users (send SAE) 

The Amiga. c B n only rt i s p 1 * V '■& B t a I n 


PCMCIA Memory 

* Ultra slim memory cards 
■ 1MB & 2MB 
•For A60D/A12DQ 

1MB Memory card £POA 

2MB Memory card, £POA 


Pavvqi Computing. 'Francis,. 


15 Bid Vnltlare 7501 1. Pans, f^ranc*?. 


RAM Expansions 


A600 Memory Cords 



1MB RAM with Clock £39.95 

1MB RAM without clock £34.95 


PC501+ RAM Card 

Our RAM board is designed especially 
for the A 5004 computer and comes with 
1 M B of RAM on board to expand your 
memory to 2MB of chip RAM. Plug-in and 
go operation {Fits into the trapdoor) 

PC5GU RAM card £35,95 

8MB for any A500 

■ Plugs into side slot, fully auto comfig, full 
thru 1 port. Expand 2MB-8MB 


2MB £109 4MB £1 59 SMB £289 
l x 4ZIP chips ...£1 4.95 

2MB for any ABOO 

• Economy 2MB RAM externally cased 

• 16-chip I t x 1 DIP} 

■ Nothru'port 


2MB R AM 


£79 


1.5MB RAM Board 

■ Fully supports 1MB of chip RAM 

■ Fully compatible with Farter Agnus 

HEreXstart 1 3 md above. not con- pah ole wdh A5M*-I 
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1.5MB RAM board .... 


,,,.£75 


IIVfB with Tli ru ' port 

■ Expand your A509's memory up to a 
total of 2M B without disposing of your 
existing 51 2K upgrade 

■ Works with 1MB of Chip RAM 

(512K RAM must ba IfiM* tyoa or iwt e ucaoijino Set m iMgthf 
iVourAr. ga needs 1e be opened, tin? mByrlfflKt your WMf* i*v( 

l MB with thru port — ..**5 


A500 RAM Cord 

■ 512K RAM expansion with clock S free 
software IA5D0+ compatible* 


51 2K RAM (4 chip) 

512K RAM without clock 
512K RAM 116 chip) with dock 


£29 

£24 

£24 


512K RAM (15 chip) without clock -..£19 


Tel (11 433116205 (6 tin**) F»n Ml 433 * 00*8 




Power Computing Ltd ■ Tel 0234 343388 



* Kick-off is the iatest Amiga add-on from 
Power 

■ One of the most advanced kickstart 
ROM sharers available 

•A clever design on a small reliable 
board 

“Fits A50Q , ASOO+ r A15D0 

* Kickstart RDM can be selected from the 
keyboard 

■No messing about with switches 

■ No 'CIA adaptor" or other trailing wires 

■ Jumper to select which ROM boots on 
switches 

■ Compatible with old Amiga board 
revisions 

■Simple internal fitting 11 

* Kick-off requires the lid Id be removed from Hie Amiga 

This may invalidate vDuf v. iiistikv 


ROM Share ,.£17.95 

ROM Share me, ki.ckstart v2.04 £55 

ROM Share me. kickstart vl .3 £39 

ROM Share for A60O £29 

Kickstart V2.04 

2.04 Kickstart (chip only} £39-95 

2-04 Kickstart ROM, workbench software, 
install disk 2.04, font disk Si extras £79.95 
2. 04 kit with ROM sharer £99 

Video Backup System 

■ Use VCR as a backup storage device 

■ Blank video tape is all that is requited 
■200 Amiga floppy disks will fit on a 4 

hour tape 

■ Can be used for hard disk backup 

■ There is room for 175MB of data 

■ Backup an Amiga diskette in I minute 
* Restore even to an unformatted disk 

■ Hard disk backup, software allows you 
to specify which files and directories to 
be stored 

■ Low cost storage, 2 pence per MB 

■ Menu driven software 

■ Allows you to watch TV on a T064s 
monitor 

■ Very high reliability 

■ Log files, contain title and counter 
position of every backup 

■ Video connection check, ensures fool 
proof operation 

■ Effective error -correction scheme 

■ Easy to understand manual 

Video Backup System £59.95 


A 500 Hard Drives 


■40MHz G803OEC accelerator 

• Optional 68882 maths co-processor 

• Up to 8MB 32-bit FASTRAM on-board 

• Award winning 


4ZQMB HD OMB RAM £549 

80QMB HO OMB RAM ....£649 

240MB HD OMB RAM ,.£105* 

68882 Upgrade kit ..,£22* 


G VP Series 2 HD 

• Up to 8MB FASTRAM on board 

MQMB OMB ...,.£329 SDdMB OMB £399 

40QMB 2MB £379 38QMB 2MB £449 

4QQMB 4MB £440 30QMB 4MB ..,...£499 

400 MB 8MB £509 SflQMB 3MB £549 

ICD No via Internal HD 

■ Fits inside your Amiga SCO 

■ Comes complete, just plug-in and go 

Novia 401 40MB HD £279 

Novi a 801 30MB HD ,..£3*9 

ICO Flicker Fixer 

Flicker Free Video 2 

■ Stop that annoying flicker 

■ Fits internally in the A500 

■ Multi-sync monitor required 


Flicker Free Video 2 ,£199 

NEC 4FG Multi-sync monitor ....,£549 

Chips 

4MB x 851 MM £99 

1MB x8SlMM „ £25 

256K k 4DRAM .£4.00 

1MB xl DRAM ,£3.95 

1 x 4 ZIP £14.95 

1 x 4 DIP £19.95 

A3000 Static column RAM £19. 9b 

SIMM 32 xlMB-60 ..£65 

SIM 32 x 4MB-6D £243 


[These chips. caver roost memory & herd drives i.e. 
GVP, Supra, Commodore |i 


The Power BBS 

■ Free technical and buying advice 

■ Thousands of free Files available for 
download 

■ Greet discounts on all Fower products 

■ On-line ordering to ensure speed of 
delivery 

1 Conferencing with top computer 
magazines 

“ Regular bulletins with latest product 
information 

The Power Bouse BBS 

0234 841503 

24 hqwrs 

All epdflds up to t6.SK 

Commodore CDTV 


■ 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 

A570 CD-ROM drive for A5O0- ...£349 

CDTV Software 

A Bun for Barney ..... .,,.£29.99 

Barney Bear goes camping ,,..£29.99 

Battlechess ... ... ...» ....... ... £39.99 

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

CD Remix v2 £34.99 

Fred Fish CDFD Collection ,£19. 95 

Fun School 3 kinder 5'sj ...... £24.99 

Fun School |5-7yrsf £24.99 

Fun School {Over 7yrsj ,...£24.99 

Guineas 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 £64.99 

Xenon 2 Megablast £29-99 

More titles available 







Award Winning Nfantdac lurers . ' jj 

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Power praducls come with 
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The Power Mouse is my pick of 
thE month" CU Amiga 

PCW 'Well worth spending 
your hard earned pennies on r an 
excellent buy* Amiga Computing 

0 lift I Drive 'Now this is s hfl 
spEciaT Amiga Computing 

Power Scanner 

Amiga Simp per Best Buy 

Power Scanner 

Amiga Formal Cold 

Power Scan is quite simply the 
best Amiga hand scanner avail- 
able' Amiga Format 


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Award winning innovative products from Power Computing Ltd 




A200Q Herd Cards 


24-Bit Colour 


Optical Hard Drive 


G VP Series 2 HD 

■ Up to 8Mb SIMM RAM on-board 

■ Supports external SCSI devices 
• 14MHz SCSI controller 

Bare .£129 

400MB0MB £249 80QMB 0MB £349 
40QMB 2MB £2 9 9 80QMB2MB £399 
400MB 4MB £3 4 9 80QMB4MB £449 
40QMBBMB £429 3QQMB8MB £539 


Nexus Hard Card 



■ Up to 8MB RAM on-board 

Bare £129 

40QMBOMB £249 80QMB 0MB £349 
40QMB2MB £29 9 80QMB 2MB £399 
40QMB4MB £349 BOQMB 4MB £449 
40QMB8MB £429 SOQMBSMB £539 

Bare SCSI Hard Drive 

40 Quantum £179 80 Quantum £229 


f Suita hie f&r GVP G-Force. GVP HD or Nexus HQ 

Other sizes of HD available, please call 

RAM Expansion 

- Aries Al 500 / A 20 D 0 RAMI 

2M8 £129 6MB £209 

4MB £169 BMB .. £249 

Macintosh Emulator 

"This realty is the best emula- 
tor we've seen for the Amiga, ft 
behaves fust as if you really 
were using a Mac” 

Am iga Format Sept! 992 


Opal Vision 

“24-bit graphic card ,< 

1 16.8 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 all resolutions 

• Pa latte-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-config for NTSC or PAL 

■ Available for all Arnigas 

Software included 


OpalPaint 

■ 24-bit painting and image processing 

OpalPresents 

■ Presentation program 
■Control DpalVision images, Amiga 

graphics and live video 
“ Includes lades, effects etc. 

* Many more features 


King of Karate 

■ 24- bit computer game 

■ Exciting karate competition 

■ Demonstrates DpalVision capabilities 


DpalVision ,..,..,..,...£699 

More information available 

DpalVision 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 



• Manufactured by Power Computing 

• 128MB or 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 1 port built-in 

• SCSI ID switch 

■ Compatible with major SCSI controllers 

128MB optical drive (internal) £729 

128MB optical drive I External) ,. £999 

128MB 3.5“ optical disk ... £39 . 95 each 
SCSI controller card 

for A150Q/A2D00 ..£129 

(Compatible with Amig.i, PC, and Mac. A SCSI 
controller is required on rha Amiga and PC) 

Floptical Disk Drive 

■ Stores 2GM B on one 3^” disk 

• Cost effective mass storage unit 

■ Can be used as a 1.44MB floppy with 
Amiga DOS and AM AX 

• AMAX compatible with DM I Mac driver 

• Packs an entire back-up onto one floppy 

■ Additional disks available 

• Internal version for A1 50Q/2ODQ/3QOD 


■ External version for A5QG 
* SCSI Interface required 

Internal A2Q0Q kit £289 

Internal A3000 kit £289 

External A500 kit f389 

A15Q0 £599 


Accelerator 


Ahflax-ll Plus 

■ Amiga 1 500 and above 

* Runs Mac software 
■Runs System 7 

■ Full support for all SCSI Mao 
peripherals and the ability to read Mao 
disks in your drives 

“ 68020/68030 compatible 

* AppleTalk emulation 
1 Can use Amiga ECS 

* Easy to install 

AMax-ll Plus £229 

(Macfl-DM chips f squired) 



Philips CM8833 Mk2 

* With cable 

■ Available with Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 

■ On-site maintenance 

CM 8833 Mk2 £199 

NEC Multisync 4FG 

* For use with Flicker Fibers 

* Very high quality 

* Built-in degausser 
*15" Screen 

NEC Multisync 4FG „„ P ,.£549 




GVP G-Force 

* 6803D accelerator board 

* 68882 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 
mount kit 

■ 3 2- bit RAM as standard 

25MHz 1MB RAM _,£529 

40MHz 4MB RAM £769 

50MHz 4MB RAM ,,.,£1249 

Hard drive mount kit , 1P1 „ £35 





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Tel 0234 843388 


Printers 

All printers include cables 
end next day delivery 

Star Printers 


LC200 colour £199 

LC 24*200 mono £239 

LC24-200 colour .£289 

Citizen Printer 

Swift 24e £279 

(includes colour kit and AMI} 


Epson 

Printers 

Laser 

EPL-4DD0 . 

£639 

E PL-4300 

£799 

EPL-B1 DO 

£1349 

In 

k jet 

SQ-870 

,£509 

SQ-1170 

£629 

\U2 column printer) 


Dot 

Matrix 

LQ-570 , ,, 

£239 

i n-i n7fi 

..£449 

1132, column printer l 



LQ-100 £209 

LX10D ,,.,f189 


Supra Fax Modem Plus £129 

Supra Fax Modem v32Bis ...£275 

Supra Modem 2400 (fxiernall £7 5 

Supra Modem 2400 Zlplus (Internal] .£134 
Supra 9600 £210 


Miscellaneous 


Power Mouse „ .., £15 

Optical Mouse ...£29.96 

Replacement optica! mouse mat ,.£9.96 
10 M axell disks, optical mouse, 

Zipstick .,,.£46 

Maxell multicolour disks |1Q| £9.96 

Floppy disks bulk „„.,„£PQA 

Aviator 1 joystick ,£35 

Intruder t joystick ,.£29.99 

Maverick 1 joystick £15.99 

Python 1 joystick £9.99 

Apache 1 joystick ..£7.99 



Colour PowerScan 


The Power Computing colour hand-held 
scanner tor the Amiga is now available. 
TNs scanner offers the following features 

* 4096 colours 

*50-400 DPI 

* 4 Scanning modes 
•Text 

■ Grey&cale 

* Colour halftone 

■ Colour 

The Amiga interface pluga into an 
A1 500/A2000/A3DDD/A40DO expansion slot 
with a separate version which connects 
lo the expansion connector of the 
A500/A50Q+. The A50Q version has a 
thro ugh- port which is compatible with all 
Amiga 500 expansion peripherals. 

The software supplied with this scanner 
is the new PowerScan Professional 3, 
which also supports the greyscale scan- 
ner and wilt be available as an upgrade 
to existing users of PowerScan for £15. 

Colour PowerScan v3.0 features 

■ Real-time True-feel 1 scan option in 
colour halftone mode 

* Images are stared internally as 1 Z-bit 
graphics, not HAM. This means that na 
quality is tost due to the Amiga only 
being able to display HAM images in 
44T96 colours 


• Images are displayed as HAM pictures 

■ HAM images may be loaded from disk 
and edited using PowerScan 3 

- Image size that can be handled is limited 
only by the amount of memory available 

• Memory does not have to be chip 
memory as in many art packages 

■ Images can be saved in various file formats 

■ View whole image function 

■ Scale/rotate/skew image or clipboard by 
any amount 

■ Crop image 

■ Clean up, lighten or darken imago 

» Variable zoom mode 

■ Draw freehand, lines, circles, boxes and 
polygons in various fill patterns, brush 
sizes, paste modes, or with the Clip 
board image 

■ Clipboards may be scanned directly, or 
any shape can be cut from the main 
image 

•The software is compatible with all 
Amigas 

• Supports Workbench 2 and ECS screen 
modes 

Colour PowerScan now available 
New v3.0 Scan software 

PowerScan Colour v3,0 ...£239 

PowerScan Greyscale v3.P 

PowerScan v3.0 software upgrade . f 15 

The Amiga can only display 16 greyscales 


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Wfth 1992 test reced- 
ing and the novelty 
of a new year 
wearing thin, Amigo 
Computing looks this 
month into the 
Amiga's immediate 
future. 

Unlike some Other 
magazines, however, we won't try to predict 
which Amiga s will and will not be launched, 
mainly because the experience of last year's 
"will they, won't they'" speculation over 
Commodore's intentions should be enough to 
discourage all but the most misty-eyed horo- 
scope fans. 

Instead, we r ve decided to continue the mag- 
a* roe's policy of picking out the most impor- 
tant new releases, both in software and 
hardware, for detailed review with an eye to 


the product's importance to the Amiga as 
a whole. 

This month's crop includes Cterity, the 
Amiga's first 16-bit sound sampler, the first 
A 1200 FPU add-on (see Amiga Market), the 
first full colour DTP package, and a look at the 
latest wordprocessor 

To top this off, we attempt to demystify the 
Amiga versus PC debate. By taking an 
upgraded AT 200 and an equivalent PC setup, 
we show that the misery- mongers who would 
have us believe the PC is both technically supe- 
rior and better value for money are completely 
wrong. 

Predictable? Perhaps, but only because the 
Amiga is far and away the better machine, not 
because of any bias on our part. 


EDITOR 

Stevie K#nrwdy 

ASSOCIATF EDITOR 

Paul Austin 

ART EDITORS 

Tym Lwkey 
Terry TWiii 
In Maddax 

NEWS EDfTOft 

loh n Butters 

TECHNICAL EDITOR 

David Dibnah 

PRODUCTION EDITOR 

Phil Morse 

Gamer editor 

Paul Roundel 

STAFF WRITERS 

Jonathan Maddodt 
&tn Slytai 

ADVERTISING DttEOOti 

Jane Cofiwoy 
Sue Horsefield 

ADVERTISING MANAGER 

AD SALES 

Simon Fifuimmons 
Andy Simpson 

AD PRODUCTION 

Barbara Newell 

CUSTOMER SERVICE 

Jayne MoHersh&ad 

MABKETTWO ASSIST AMI 

Lucy Oliver 

PMDOCTtOW MANAGES 

Sandra Childs 

SYSTEMS MAN AGft 

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Amiga News 

Are British Amiga users paying much 
more than theif continental cousins? 

USA News 

More of the latest developments from 
a troubled American Amiga market. 

CoverDisk offer 

Exciting deals on Maxiplan 

and SlereoMaster upgrades , 

ESP 

From vitriol to vernacular, Ezra's postbag is 
bulging with your comments and opinions 

ACAS 

Technics advice for the puzzled, perturbed,, 
or just plain old bamboozled.. _„ r 


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Computing can reveal. 

The story comes as the pound sits at 
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cies, and only a few weeks after 
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During our Investigation we found 
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and those on the lookout far an A400D 
save a massive £500. 

The same Is true in some other 
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its computer dealers for around £250. 
Only a few High Street giants can 
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But the good news is that Single 
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Keyboard configurations can be 
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The real problems would arise if the 
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But before Amigas were built in 
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The manufacturer said they had to 
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Psychologist raps epilepsy scare stories 


A BRITISH psychologist has hit out At 
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claiming computer and video game 
playing can trigger epileptic fits, 

■'Nintendo Killed My Ion % 
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The Daily Mail said games should 
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of causing fits in children ". 

And even The Sunday Times 
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might cause the computer game* 
bubble to burst, 

But one person who suffered from 


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Or Cliff McKnight of the HU I AT 
Research Institute at Loughborough 
University. 

"To suggest computer games 
cause epilepsy is nonsense - at best it 
Indicates poor reporting and at 
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Dr McKnight say* the games them- 
selves are harmless but flickering TV 
screens used with computers and 
consoles could affect some of 
Britain's 20,000 photosensitive 
epilepsy suffers. 

It Is only under this form of the 
condition that seizures are triggered 
by visual stimulation - such as TVs - 
and It can only affect those with an 
existing tendency or problem. 

Fits can also be triggered by such 


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"Many hundred* of thousands of 
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"It's not surprising from a statisti- 
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way certain tabloid newspaper* have 
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And the British Epilepsy 
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newspapers" reports. Chief Executive 
Terry O'Leary says that the "panic 


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Power cut causes 
A1200 problems 

A CHANGE to the design of the external floppy disk port on A1 200s means that people 
upgrading from older Amigas are finding some of their existing peripherals 
incompatible, 

The port - although similar to the eye - used to be suppled with both 5 and 12 
volts of power., The 
new Amiga has only 
5v, and gadgets need- 
ing the extra power 
will not work. 

Among hardware 
likely to have difficul- 
ties are some older 
external disk drives 
and a few video digi- 
tisers. Several firms' 
products are affected. 

Commodore's 
Technical department 
said that with recent 
improvements in disk 
drive mechanisms, the 
12v power supply is 
no longer required. 



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" Personal 
touch for 
artists 

BUDDING artists will soon be offered a 
new paint package which is claimed to 
take full advantage of the Amiga's original 
and advanced graphics 

British distributor Micro Pace (0753 
551888) also say Personal Paint offers 
sophisticated image processing functions, 
programmable effects, intelligent colour 
reduction and remapping. 

Other lealures include up to nine 
brushes, a text editor, colour fonts, two 
different working environments and a 
customisable user interface with sound 
effects. 

A disk containing 256 colour images is 
to be supplied with the program, which 
h#s a price tag of £59.99. 

Launches 
planned for 
Wembley 

AS THE final preparations are put to the 
forthcoming International Computer 
Show, details of new Amiga products due 
to he shown have emerged. 

Heading the line up at the Amiga 
Computing-sponsored Wembley show, 
HiSoft promise to unveil at least two new 
software packages. 

They include v6 of the SAS/C compiler 
development system for Amiga QOS, 
intended to provide user* with a "respon- 
sive, controllable C compiler". 

Devpac 3, the latest version of the 
firm's assembler programming software 
will also be shown, 

Added features include a new multi- 
window editor with bookmarks for 
remembering key positions. Education 


specialist LCL will be at the exhibition to 
launch the first computerised national cur- 
riculum integrated science course. 

Micro Science takes eight-year-old 
beginners up to GC5E level, and can 
then be used as a revision aid for 
physics, chemistry and biology examina- 
tions. 

Power Computing, meanwhile, promise 
to have plenty of new Amiga hardware on 
display. Among the line-up will be Epson's 
new flatbed scanner, hand scanners and 
A1 200 memory. 

Other firms due to attend are New 
Dimensions, Silica Systems, PD Soft and 
CoombE Valley Software. 

The show will be held on February 19 
to 21 , 


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WE DON'T? 

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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 87JM388 
or fax to 0625 879W, All Informa- 
tion supplied will be treated fin the 
strictest of confidence. 


Alternative make some Real changes 


ALTERNATIVE Image (0533 440041) are set to release an 
improved version of Real 3D,, and slash the cost of the existing 
package - vl .4 - to around £60. 

Major additions found in v2 are a new customisable user inter- 
face and a line up of animation features never seen before on the 
Amiga, 

Customisable Environment and Expandability is the full name 
given to the software's interface. It enables userc to edit a|r| d 
use a newly-designed user interface or load a favouriLe. 

The CEE's flexibility allows the user to expand the program by 
editing screens or windows, and by defining new functions that 
can be added to menus, icons and keys. 

And the new animation system contains features such as 
object morphing, particle and procedural animations, texture and 
material morphing and animated textures and backdrops. 

Also available is skelelonal control and continuous time or 
frame-based animation descriptions. Effects include motion blur, 
magnetism, sun glow effects and blurred reflections-, 

The price remains to be fixed but a spokesman tor Alternative 
Image gave it as approximately £300. 



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Scala faces 
competition 

MEDIALINK 3 is the name of a new pack- 
age set to take on the might of Scala in 
the Amiga multimedia market. 

Programmed by 1001 Software 
Development, the firm says the menu- 
driven software is ideal for designers of 
time -based applications such as stan- 
dalone presentation Systems. 

And they claim that interactive pro- 
grams can be put together in a short 
period of time, with shorter scripts than 
similar ones made with the program's 
competitors. 

It contains smooth anti -aliased fonts 
and features line-by-line and page transi- 
tions, real-time loading from hard disk of 
larger than memory animations and a 
time base counter. 

Other features include 24- bit output, 
ARexx, multitasking, sound module play- 
ing, plug-in objects and Workbench 3 
compatibility. 

"Multimedia should be practical, it 
should work on inexpensive hardware and 
it must deliver solutions, not problems/ 
said a 1001 Software Development 
spokesperson,. 

To be distributed in Britain by 
Alternative Image (0533 440041 }, it will 
cost approximately £300, 



MrUJc EJrrJi: new Amiga multimedia Jofti mHW 


Compatible 

again.. 


A NEW program available from some 
European computer dubs aims to solve 
many of the incompatibility problems 
caused by recent Amiga OS upgrades. 

Believed by experts to be Illegal, the 
software enables ASQftP, A600 and Al 200 
users to boot their machines with the 


early Kkk&tart 1,3 and appears to even 
downgrade the graphics. 

Once installed, Kickslarr 1.3 will 
remain In the Amiga's mernoiy until the 
machine is turned off and enables previ- 
ously incompatible software - including 
games - to be loaded. Although two East 
Europe-based firms are credited for the 
program’s development we have been 
unable to contact either. 


One technical expert described it as a 
"remarkable little program" but added 
thaL it is similar to the shareware program 
ZKick which does not work with the latest 


Amigas. 

Amigo Computing 


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Editing 

range 

improves 

EDITMAN Super is an 
improved range of products 
designed to enable video 
enthusiasts to use their 
Amiga* to control a VCR or 
video camera for editing. 

With the ability to import 
graphics and captions while 
editing, the latest models now 
handle animation and provide 
A/B roll editing facilities with 
programmable fades and so 
on. 

Versions higher In the range 
have extra options such as 24 
bit graphics and video FX. 
Developed by Syntronix DTV 
{0332 298422), Editman's 
price starts at £399. 


Cartoon 
Classics 
bundle goes 
for £249 

ANYONE on the look Out Tor an Amiga 
500 Plus can now buy the Cartoon Classics 
bundle and an extra pack containing four 
games for just £249. 

The offer comes from dealer Silica 
Systems (Ofil -3Q9 1 1 T T)„ who promise the 
computers are Official UK models and are 
supplied with full warranty and support. 

The A5QQP is supplied with Deluxe 
Paint n| H Transwflte and games Lemmings,, 
Captain Planet, Zgol, Pinball Dreams and 
Striker, 

Spokesman Andy Leaning; "With recent 
exchange rate fluctuations, most news 
recently has been of manufacturers 
increasing their prices, 

■'Silica are pleased to stop this trend for 
a while and announce a special offer 
which sees the Amiga 500 at its lowesL 
ever price." 



Cortona Gaahrr AiMP/wjfuif £ 249 


Drawing 

with 

Soft-Logik 

SOFT-lOGlK r developer of desktop pub- 
lishing package Page Stream, have now 
released an Amiga structured drawing 
program called Art Expression, 

115 editing tools give users the ability to 
add, delete, move, join., split and align 
points in objects and there ace also tools 
to close paths, create text objects and 
change file magnification. 

And among its. special effects features, 
text can be aligned to curves or warped 
inside any shape,, and objects and colours 
blended for realistic shading and shape 
metamorphosis. 

Desktop publishers are offered the abil- 
ity to convert and load files from many 
Professional Draw, Aegis Draw, Pm Vector 
and Adobe Illustrator, as well Art 
Expression's PostScript fifes. 

The Missouri-based firm have chosen 
MicroPace (0753 551 888) as their British 
distributor and have set a price tag of 
£144.99. 

New drives 
from 

distributor 

LEADING distributors including ZCL and 
SDL could soon become Commodore- 
approved A1200 hard drive suppliers, 
Amiga Computing has learned. 

Under such an arrangement, customers 
would be able to buy the state-of-the-art 
computers already fitted with drives, and 
without the machine's warranty being 
affected. 

\t Is planned that doves with different 
levels of storage capacity will be sold, and 
installation software and cables will be 


used. And Wang - the firm appointed by 
Commodore to carry Out Amiga repairs - 
will be authorised to fix faulty drives fitted 
to the computers before their sale. 

So for only Silica Systems (081 -3G9 
nil) have announced details of a model 
they will be selling, They say an A1 200 fit- 
ted with an 85Mb Maxtor drive will cost 
£698. 

The drive will be supplied with Great 
Valtey Products installation software and 
leads. 

Typography 
from AGFA 

AGFA have just brought Out two typogra- 
phy packages as part of a policy of mak- 
ing their entire library of Intellifont 
scalable typestyfos available in Amiga 
format. 

The Amiga Starter Pack II is a collection 
of typefaces for desktop publishing and 
wordprocessing applications, 

It includes a range of typestyles includ- 
ing CG Times and CG Triumvirate, 
together with Park Lane and Brush scripts 
and Futura and 
Shannon Extrabold for 
headlines. 

And 25 typefaces 
used in the advertising, 
commercial and broad- 
casting industries are 
contained in the Video 
Series feck. 

Using the Software 
Amiga users can drop 
type into graphics and 
manipulate composite 
images without losing 
resolution, 

Prices ware unavail- 
able a i the time of 
going to print Agfa can 
be telephoned on 
081-560 2131. 


A570 price 
slashed 

COMPACT disc drives are now financially 
in reach of many more Amiga users fol- 
lowing a £H)0 price drop just announced 
for the AJ^G by dealer Silica Systems 
(081-309 1111). 

Under the promotion - set to run until 
the end of the summer - buyers will be 
able to get hold of the Commodore drive 
and a free copy of Sim City or CD for just 
£249, 

"The CD format is growing in popular- 
ity and more and more games appearing 
on CD are far superior to traditional 
floppy disk-based games," said Silica’s 
Andy Leaning. 

"ft wgn't be long before Amigas with- 
out CD drives will miss the best games. 
Our sale offer is intended to encourage as 
many users as possible to benefit from 
this new format." 

Meanwhile, the dealer has also 
announced a price cut to £39.95 for 
Greal Valley Products' 8-bit sound sam- 
pler DSS. The package contains hard- 
ware, an editor and a sequencer. 



Vortex find British home 


GERMAN emulation specialist Vortex 
Computer systems have established a 
new distribution arrangement with 
MicroPaee (0753 551888). 

Micro Pace were chosen as Vortex's 
British representative because of their 
ability to offer quick -delivery, technical 
and sales support and a complemen- 
tary product line. 

At first three products will be offered 
by the Slough-based Firm - Golden 
gate 386SX, Golden gate 486SLC and 
Monitor Master, an automatic monitor 
switch box, 

“These boards bring an exceptional 
level of performance capability and 
opportunity to Amiga user," said 
Macro-Pace's Marios Margarita. 

"The ^ 86 has beaten our initial sales 
projections and we expect the 
excitement to continue," 



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&RUCE Smith Books (0923 894355) have 
this month added two more publications 
to their growing range of Amiga titles. 

As its name suggests. The fmfder Guide 
to a if Amtga 600 is a tutorial about the 
computer, touching 1 on Workbench, uni- 
ties, preferences and AmigaUOS. 

The 256-page book contains 55 graphi- 
cal step-by-step guides, each concentrat- 
ing on an important of common task 
which the Amiga user has to carry out. 
Cost: £14,95, 

The company's second release is 
Mastering Amiga ARexx, a 320- page guide 
to the Rexx programming language 
adopted as part of Workbenches 2 and 3, 

Its topics include how to install ARexx 
on any Amiga,, introductions to the lan- 
guage, its main features and explanations 
on how ARexx is used to canLrol other 
programs, 

There are also details of ARexx's built-in 
functions and support libraries, methods 
for creating programs and an introduction 
to advanced ARtxx programming topics. 

Supplied with a support disk, it is 
priced £21 .95 

New show 
planned for 
Midlands 

MIDLANDtRS are targeted for a computer 
show due to be held at Telford Exhibition 
Centre on March 6 and 7. 

Organisers Netion Exhibitions promise 
the area's largest ever line-up of comput- 
ers, games, hardware and accessories to 
be put under one roof. 

Said Melton's Tony Cox; "It is high time 
that this part of the country began to get 
its own consumer shows. 

*'We knew we had this computer shop^ 
ping spectacular aimed at Ihe right mar- 
ket, buL even jo we have been surprised 
by the response from both exhibitors and 
potential visitors" 


19 to 21 February 1993 

7tih Jnfmaftoflo/ Computer Show 
Organiser: Westminster Exhibitions 
(OS 1-549 }4 44) 

Venue: Wembley. London 
An Amiga Computing-sponsored all 
formats event. 

25 to 28 March 1993 

ideal Elect* ante Comes Show 
Orppnrser; ideal Home Exhibition 
(061-432 2642) 

Venue: Eads Court , London 

A new section added to the Ideal Home 

Exhibition. 

4 to 6 April 1993 

European Computer Trade Show 
Ofcjuntaer: Blenheim 
(081 742 2828) 

Venue: Busmen Design Centre f London 
Hew software and hardware is previewed 
to the industry- No public admission. 

Speed 

increase for 
A2000 

AMIGA 2000 users can now increase the 
speed of their computer with a new 
68030 processor board jusL developed by 
Interactive Video Systems, 

The firm claims Vector to be one of the 
most versatile accelerators available 
because of its "high performance fea- 
tures". 

Options include 25, 33 or 4QMHz ver- 
sions, a socketed maths coprocessor, on 
board memory expansion up to 32Mb 
and four or 8 Mb of memory available to 
the 68Q0Q. 

It also has a built-in SCSI controller and 
external SCSI pass-thru. A SCSI share net- 
working feature allows storage systems til- 
ted to the machine to be shared among 
several computer*. 

Once fitted software enables the Amiga 


23 to 25 April 1993 

Midi Mujj'c Shaw 
(081 -549 24444) 

Organiser: Irtfeiintircster 

Catch up with the Latest Midi products. 

16 to 20 September 1993 

Uwt * 9 $ 

Organiser; News international 
( 071*782 6000) 

Venue: OtympiQ, tandem 
A public consumer electronics show. 
Commodore plan to attend. 


24io31 March 1993 

CeBii 

Qrgamser; Deutsche Messe 
(010 49511890) 

Venue: Hanover, Germany 
A massive electronics show which has 
been used for the launch of many new 
products including the A600, 


to switch back to the 6S009 processor. 
Prices are available from UK distributor 
MicroPace on D7S3 551888. 

Easier refills 
for inkjets 

USERS of inkjet printers can now buy refills 
from Memorex, who have just added a 
nine refill product range to their existing 
line of computer accessories. 

Compatible with Canon, Epson and 
Hewlett Packard machines, the refills are 
claimed to offer an ease of use that printer 
users have long been seeking, 

Manufactured by Pelican, the cartridges 
are designed with a hole in the Lop and a 
syringe is provided. 

Users find 
ARexx help 

AIMED at bringing less experienced Amiga 
users quickly up to speed in ARexx and to 
provide some ARexx programs which can 
be adapted for use in applications is the 
ARexn Cookbook. 

Written by Merrill Callaway, the tutorial 
is a step by step guide to the subject and 
the example programs are described as 
doing uselul tasks, such as seating .IFF 
images to screen sire. 

The standard package containing the 
ARexx Cookbook and a single disk costs 
£29.95. and a Deluxe Set supplied with an 
additional companion disk as priced at 
£35.95, 

Order from Premiervision at 31 C Heme 
Hill Road, London SE24 OAX or telephone 
071-274 4407. 


News Briefs 

• GUJDE lo ArrcfgaDQS is a package con- 
taining videos, books and software 
which has beren designed to help enthu- 
siasts become familiar with the subject. 

Available For all versions of 
Workbench, it can be bought from New 
image Videos at Department M52, The 
Studio, 10 Grange Avenue, Scarborough 
YG13 4AA. 

• SOME mistakes unfortunately made 
their way into January's round-up of 
Amiga mice. The correct telephone 
number for Logitech is 0344 891313 
and the firm's Pilot Mouse costs £28-20. 

• CONTRARY to a story in the |auuary 
issue of Amiga Formal magazine, 
Futuretech Consumer Electronics of 
Newport Rag n ell have not gone into 
liquidation and are trading as normal, 

• ENTHUSIASTS on the; look out for new 
Amiga software and hardware can now 
obtain a free guide to many of the prod- 
ucts available. 

Published by Silica Systems {081-309 
1111), the 64-page booklet gives details 
on every products distributed by the 
firm and pictures of each, 

• FOUR new volumes have been added 
to Words and Music's collection of 
Amiga Classical Midi file formal disks. 

They can be loaded into any 
sequencer which supports standard Midi 
files, and are mapped to the GM/GS 
standard for instant playback, 

Costing £10.95 each, all Four can be 
ordered lor £37.95. For more informa- 
tion on their contents telephone the 
company on 091-529 4788. 

• i M Computergraphit {0255 431 389) 
have become approved suppliers of the 
two -disk Opal Vi si on update to British 
and other European users, 

Costing £5.9 9 r it contains GpalPaint 
l,4 r OpalPresents, QpalHotkey, 
OpalAnim Utilities, Opal Library, new 
paper types, artisL tools, draw modes 
and Opa [Vision's AdPrq display module. 

Charity help 
sought 

CHARITY Soft is a non-profit making com- 
puting organisation just set up to help a 
selection of registered children's charities. 

They are now on the looking out for 
programmers ot any age or experience 
who would like to work on a freelance 
basis* and would welcome new program- 
mers. 

Various computer formats including 
the Amiga will be supported by the pro- 
ject, which aims to produce games in the 
first instance but might later extend into 
business- type software. Contact Michael 
Moseley on 0840 770935. 


Graphics course 
planned 


A TWQ-day course for those Interested In becoming more familiar with 
Amiga graphics and animation h to be field at Hammersmith, London 


soon 


Run by a company called Connections, there wifi be tuition In creating 
captions, logos and rolling and crawling credits on the A5t>0 and A200D, 
Attendees wifi also be shown the possibilities of creating images and 
how to animate them. All creations will be transferred to videotape so that 
work can be taken home- 

The fee h £90 for waged enthutiarti and £60 for the unwaged- More 
Information from Connection! on OKI-741 1 766 


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Amrgcr CompirtJaj March 1993 




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A5DG is shipping a significant upgrade to 
their Art Department; Professional pack- 
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with the new chip-set were available,, 
ADPro 2.2 adds support tor the 
ArniigaDOS 3.0 monitor types list, so you 
can -now render pictures in modes like 
Super 72 Super hi-res- Interlaced. 

A new Temp saver leb you sate your 
ferriage to a temporary buffer before trying 
a destructive operation. You can also use 
this to quickly access the same image over 
and Over ay a in to perform different oper- 
ations on it. 

ADPro 2.2 adds an Anim loader and 
saver, making animation creation and 
processing a snap. The program is also 
the first So support the new Arum Opcode 
8 (Anim-8 - geddrL?) format created by 
A5DC. 

Opcode-8 anims take advantage of the 
32-bit chip RAM m the Amiga 1200, 3000 
and 4000, giving you much taster anima- 
tion capabilities on those machines. 

When run on an AGA Amiga, the visual 
operator screens now appear in 256- 
shade greyscale instead of fust 1 6, Some 
new operator and dithering algorithms 
are available, as well as support for a 
number of new third-party graphics 
boards. 

ARexx support in the Fred utility has 
been markedly improved, and you can 


now use list View requesters in your 
macros, so you're not stuck trying to 
remember that dither number 1 is Floyd- 
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About 50 sample ARg-xk macros are 
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you may never need to write your own. 
Perhaps neatest ol ail is the new ADPro Fite 
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(even on a network!) for new files and let 
you perform operations on those files, 

Imagine a network of 1 2 Amigas all ten- 
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machine gathering the resulting images, 
processing them, and creating an 
animation! 

These features are just a sample of the 
improvements in the new version. ASDG 
has provided three free upgrades to ADPro 
2 over the past year, so the upgrade fee 
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Denny Atkin 
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$45 outside the US. Like eadier versions, 
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Denny who? 

A little plug lor the piece of work LhaL has 
kept me very busy for the past year or so 
and has resulted in Amiga Computing 
screaming "we need your column fast 
week!" more than once. 

Penny Atfrrr's &esf Amigo Tips and Secrete 
from Compute Books, is a collection of the 
Amiga tips and tricks I've collected since 
1985 while working at an Amiga dealer, 
serving as president ol one of the first 
Amiga users groups, and editing one of the 
US's three remaining Amiga magazines. 
This 275-page tome contains chapters with 


tips for Amiga DOS 1.3, 2.04, 2.1 r and 3.G r 
as well as the various versions of 
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Other topics include expanding your 
Amiga, using hard drives, speeding up 
your machine, emulating other computers, 
and getting the most our of your printer. 

All Amiga models are covered, includ- 
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their Ami gas tor over seven years now, and 
this book contains a combination of 
answers to the most-often-asked questions 
and the most useful tips I've encountered. 

It s geared towards Amiga users, not 
programmers, and is designed to keep you 
from pulling your hair out when, you 
encounter a frustrating problem or expan- 
sion question, 

The book sells for £18.45 and is avail- 
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Next manrh 311 have a report from the 
Amiga Developers' Conference in the 
land of Disney - Orlando, Florida. This 
is the first world developers conference, 
and with attendees from Europe, North 
America, and elsewhere. It promises Lo 
bring lots of interesting intormalion to 
light 

Much of it will be top secret, of 
course, but 111 do my best to get the 
scoop on interesting developments 
from Commodore and its developers. 


Disk paramedic 


Moonlighter Software Development was the first com- 
pany to SUCte si fully tackle Quarterback, with the their 
excellent Ami Bock hard disk backup program. 

Now the company has it's Sights lined up on 
Quarterback fools, and the player they've signed up is 
the nut loo subtly-named Ami- Back Took 

If you’ve ever hard a floppy disk go belly-up, you know 
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Much faster at its task than Quarterback Tools, 1.5, CP 
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A spreadsheet is a program designed to 
help you make financial calculations and 
charts with ease. Not only will it work out 
.•Triplicated financial calculations but also 
manage and manipulate all sorts d data. 

To use Maxiplan4, simply res-et your 
Amiga and insert the toverDisk contain- 
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disk's icon followed by the Maxiplan 
drawer, finally double clicking on the 
Maxiplan icon, which will start Maw plan 
off and running. 

Worksheet 

Once you have Maxi plan wording you 
will be presented with a box asking you if 
you wish to load an existing worksheet. 
|ust click in the left-hand corner of this 
box to cancel It. 

You will now have a blank screen. Press 
and hofd down the right mouse button to 
reveal the pull-down menus, go to the 
new worksheet and let go of the mouse 
button. 

You are now ready to start a new work- 
sheet. On the screen you will have various 
menus at the top and a large area below 
them which is made up of horizontal 
rows, marked by letters, and vertical rows, 
marked by numbers. 

This area is where you set out the infor- 
mation you wish to calculate and manipu- 



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late. Moving around the worksheet area 
can be done with the mouse or by using 
the arrow keys. To put information on the 
worksheet you must move the cursor over 
the box you wish to put Information in 
then click in the empty space next to the 
word "contents" just above you alphabeti- 
cal rows. 

So, with Maxiplan up and running with 
a fresh blank worksheet,, it's time to input 
some data. This may sound complicated 
but as I have already explained it's quite 
simple. To start with well just do a simple 
spreadsheet showing the total cost of 
shopping trip. 

To start dick on the box "AIT* Now 


dick next to the contents bar above. You 
can now type in text or numbers, but we 
will type "Articles Bought" 1 (followed by 
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have type has appeared in box Al, 
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menu, go to the format column and select 
"Width* and "Specify". You will now be 
asked how wide you want the column, so 
type 1 5 and then hit Return. 

Now that you have called column A 
"Articles Bought" 1 , move the highlight bar 
down to A3., dick in the "contents' 11 row , 
and then type "Bread" followed by 
Return. You have now added the word 


bread to column A3 and the highlight bar 
has moved down one space automatically. 

Add the following articles one after the 
other, remembering to press Return after 
each item, Tea, Milk, Sugar, Coffee and 
Butter. 

If you have completed this task cor- 
rectly you will have a column called 
"Articles Bought" with a descending list of 
food items. Now you have to make a col- 
umn to hold the items' costs. 

To do this, move the highlight bar to 
the Cl column click in the contents bar, 
type "Cost" and then hit the Return key 
until the highlight bar is at the same level 

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Stereo Master 

Microdeal 


Stereo Master is not only stereo sampling software but is also capable of real-time 
audio effects, and has a fully featured sequencing package built in. 

Once you have this software you'll really be able to make your Amiga make sweet 
music. II you already awn a sound sampling cartridge it will quite happily wx>rk with 
Stereo Master but obviously if it only a mono model then you will only gel mono 
samples, 

Don't worry if you haven't got a cartridge as we have a special offer overleaf which 
enables you to purchase Stereo Master's cartridge at a v^ry special rate. 

When loaded, Stereo Master presents you with a well laid-out screen which is easy 
to understand This makes using the program very easy. 

Included on the CoverDisk there are a few sound samples for you to try out and 
experiment with. Stereo Master has several screens, all of which deal with a different 
part of the program, so we will start with the main screen, as this is where aiF the sam- 
pling and sample editing is done. 

Once you have the main screen on your monitor you will notice that it is split into 

two main sections. The 

two large rectangles in the 
top half of the screen is 
where the sounds which 
you sample or load into 
memory are displayed, the 
top one being the left 
channel and the bottom 
being the right. 

The bottom half of the 
screen is taken; up with the 
editing buttons and oscil- 
loscopes. The oscilloscopes 
are very important as these 
display how high your 
incoming sounds are. 

If your incoming vol- 
ume is too high then the sample you record will sound distorted, and if the volume Is 
too low you will hear background noise. 

It's best to set the volume so the peaks of the sounds just keep inside the display - it 
they go outside too often then the sound is set too high. 

To see the oscilloscopes in action, press the button just above the FX this enables 
you to hear the incoming sound without having to sample it first. 

In the bottom half of the screen there is a box in the centre. This displays the fre- 
quency you are going to record at. It automatically loads up set to H.4KHz, but the 
higher this number the belter your samples will sound - at the expense of memory, so 
it's best to experiment with this feature to see which setting is best for your setup. 

Once you have the frequency set you simply press the Ree button lo record sounds 
and then click the mouse button to stop. 

After you have recorded some sounds the two boxes at the fop of the screen will 
display them m graphical form. To hear what you have sampled, just press the Play 
button, which is In the centre of the screen just below the sample rectangles. 

If you have recorded a large sample and you only wish to hear a certain section 
then you can use the mouse to drag the blue bar which is positioned at the beginning 
of the sample to the point where you wish to start hearing the sample from. 

There is also a blue bar at the end of the sample which can be moved to select then 
end of she sample. 

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features to samples already loaded. As already mentioned, Stereo Master is capable of 



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as your first food item. Now type in 
"0,45" followed by Return, The 0.45 
should he on the same level as the bread. 
Now add the following prices: "1 .50" for 
tea, "0.45" for milk, "0.80* for sugar, 
n.W for Coffee and finally "1.20* for 
butter. 

Now you not only have a column for 
your food items but a column to show 
each item's price. The next thing to do is 
make Maxiplan display the total cost of all 
the items. 

To do this we must create a row called 
Total cost, which will display the total 
amount which is in column "C", To do 
this, move the highlight bar to column 
"A" about two or three lines below the 
last food item and insert ^Total Cost" as 
the row's name. 

Now that you have called this row 
Total Cost you must tell MaxiPfen what to 
calculate in this column. To do this, move 
the highlight bar to column "C" and level 
with the text Total Cost then click in the 
contents bar. 

Calculations 

Press the = key an your keyboard and 
then using the mouse, click on each price 
in turn m column "C\ Once you have 
clicked on all the prices you should see 
w =c3+c4+c5+c6+c7+c 8* appear in the 
Contents column. If so, press Return and 
the total of all the items appear in the 
total cost column will appear. 

You have now created you r first spread- 
sheet. Obviously you can create much 
mare complex spreadsheets but ft's best 
to start at the bottom and work your way 
up. 

Once you have set up a spreadsheet 
you can then display the information it 
holds in graph format. To do this, use the 
mouse to highlight all the individual prices 
of the food items then pull down the 
menu which contains Lhe charts and 
select, say, the Bar chart. 

A window should open up and draw a 
bar chart containing all the information 
which is in your spreadsheet. If ail the info 
is not displayed, simply drag the comer of 
the chart box until it is large enough to 
hold dll the info. As already mentioned. 


Maxi Plan has lots of advanced features like 
the ability to create charts and save them 
as IFF files for use in nearly all paint and 
wordprocessor packages. 

It is a 1 5 a capable of importing and 
exporting Lotus 1-2-3 files to and from the 
PC. You can even set up a data base file 
using MaxiPlan4. 

To help you take advantage of this bril- 
liant package's special features we have 
put together a manual offer. To find out 
more, see the offer page overleaf., 

Funschool 

Letters 

Europress Software 

Everyone with children will appreciate 
how difficult it is to get small children 
interested in learning the alphabet. Well, 
it's dCio the rescue! Over the next three 
months we will be giving away a 
Funschool module on every CoverDisk. 

The Fun School range of software is 
aimed at teaching small children various 
topics such as maths and reading. 
Fun school's aim is Lo entertain children 
enough lo keep them interested in the 
topic which they are learning. 

Each Funschool package contains six 
modules, all teaching a different topic. 
The Letters module which js on this 
month's CoverDisk is aimed at teaching 
three to five-year-aids to recognise the let- 
ters in the alphabet. 

To use it, load the CoverDisk and then 
either select Funschool from the short-cut 
menu or double click on its icon. When Ft 
has loaded you will see a box in the top 
left-hand side of the screen displaying a 
letter in a box and a row of letters below,, 
The idea is to highlight the corresponding 
letter in the row on the bottom of the 
screen. 

Once Lhe computer has selected the 
letter for the child to find you simple use 
the right mouse button to move the high- 
light cursor along to the letter which 
matches the one in the top left-hand cor- 
ner and press the left mouse button to 
make the selection, If the child's answer is 
correct then the bear on the right of the 


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:reen will strike the he(l moving the 
-narker up one notch on the bar, 

IV hen th? chiEd reaches the top,, he or 
she will move on to the next part of the 
alphabet. This module teaches recognition 
v no! only upper but also lower case 
tetters. 

As mentioned earlier, Funschoo! have 
dn entire range of educational software 
j-.ai able for children between the ages ol 
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Indexer 

uthor: Michael and 
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Indexer is essentially an extremely fast 
database program which has been pro- 
duced by Pyramid Productions. The 
version on the CoverDisk has 
been specially programmed for AC 
containing listings of articles and 
reviews which have appeared in AC 
over thelast year - although it's not 
*s fast as the fully-blown version 
which you can get direct from 
Pyramid. 

If you wish to find out if AC has 
reviewed a particular program or product 
then you can look it up and find out not 
only which issue it was in but also what 
page it was on as well, Ta bad Indexer 
either double dick on the 


Indexer icon or select it from the Short-cut 
menu. When you have loaded Indexer up r 
pull down the overhead menu and 
highlight load -and then select "load 
Amiga Computing index". 

Once it has finished loading this index 
click on "Search DM!* then select 
one of the nine categories which are 
listed on the right-hand lower side ol the 
screen. 

You will now see a message in a box at 
the top of the screen asking you to select 
a category from the above menus for 


These instructions only explain how to 
load and display information using 
Indexer, However if you wish to find out 
more about the programs featured then 
read the docs which are included on the 
CovefDbk, 



Wordsearch 

Author: Jack Pritchard 

This is one of those programs which will be really enjoyed by people who love 
indulging In puzzle books. Wordsearch Is a good old word search game which is 
designed to drive you completely crazy. 

When baded, Wordsearch selects at random the words it wants you to find in its 
maze of jumbled up letters. You then have to find as many of them as you can. When 
you find a word you will gain points, the Idea being to either find all the words or 
acquire as many points as you can. 

If you select a word and it is incorrect, rhis will result in a minus scone, so be careful 
When you think you have found one of the words in the list on Lhe fight of the screen, 
dick on the word and then on Lhe first letter in the maze which you think starts the 
word. 

One of the good features of this game is the fact that the vocabulary it uses is 
stored in a standard text file on the CoverDisk, so if you load the Words file into any 
text editor like shells Ed then you can add extra words with ease. 


Fastlntro 

Maker 

Author: Michael Bialas 

FastiiitroMaker is a small utility designed 
to help you create boot intros for your 
demo disks.. What it actually does is dis- 
play a picture and scroilmg text on-screen 
while playing some music. This is a demo, 
so not all the features work, but it will be 
enough to get you started, 

All you UEed to make an intro sequence 
is an IFF picture and some text in a stan- 
dard text file. The text file can be created 
using any wordprocessor or even shell's 
own editor, Ed., 

Once you have these two, load 
f astlntroMaker and click on the Load text 
button to load your text. Next load your 
picture. Once you have both of these 
loaded you can select what speed the text 
scrolls at. 

To test how your intro will look, just 
press the test button. If your are then 
happy with it, select Save, To use the 
demo, simply put it in lhe root directory 
of you demo disk and call it up in the 
disk's startup-sequence, ie: 

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Check 37 

Author: Chris Brown 

Over the last few months we have been 
using A small but very useful program 
called Check 37. This program checks 
which Kickstan your Amiga has fitted and 
then runs the appropriate startup- 
sequence for your machine. 

This program was written and supplied 
by Chris Brown of Croydon and we would 
like to thank him for his submission. 


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Allow 28 days for delivery. 


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AMIGA A1 200 



CUSTOMER CHARTER 




INDI Dlrwt Moil It origin p I and vary 
oxciti ng> Safer* you buy rnoil order 
you mutt first be confident thot you will 


The lalesl r The ultimate, the best home computer available. 
16,8 million colours, luperfasl processor, superb stereo sound, 
lightning speed — the a 1 1 new Amiga 1200 has them a I L Marvel 
□l the ease with which the Amigo 1200 and its amazing; 32-bjt 
processing power devours the most demanding software. At thi^ 
price The A 1 200 ho* no equal - forget the ml, it's- definitely 
The best I 

1200 STANDARD FEATURES 

# 68020 Processor * PCMCIA Slot 2Mb Chip RAM 3,5 
Internal Floppy * AA Chipset • Built-in TV modulator • Alpha- 
numeric keypad # Free 12 Months At-Home Maintenance 

INDI VALUE ADDED FREE 

• 3 Superb Games * International Sports Challenge * The 
Coot Cr« ■ Porodroid 90 * Zapsac and Zappa T Shirt, 


receive- the product you've ordered and 
that the tuppllarwlN itill be there in the 


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future, should you need them. 


A mall order purfhow^m INDI is a 
wfe and secure decision, and here's 
why. 


INDI is a wholly owned subsidiary of □ 
public company now in its tenth year of 
trading and specialising in the supply 
of computer products. 


With a turnover approaching £30 
m ill ion per a nn ym, we hove th e 
resources end the punch using power fa 
offer you the best deal*, deliver them 
next day nationwide and always be 
around when you need us- 


SALES AND SUPPORT 


The INDI sales team hove been trained 
to take your ardor with the utmost care 
and efficiency. All stock offered for sole 
is held in stock* centrally at our group 
warehouse complex and lj available 
for next day delivery, direct to your 
home or business. If ot any time we ore 
out of stock your money will not be 
banked until the product is available 
(a paint worth checking should you feel 
tempted to purchase elsewhere). 


General information regarding 
product Ki available from our sales 
team, however technical support is 
always on hond should you need 

assistance, ... 

Alt prices quoted are inclusi ve of VAT. 


IN D1 TELESALES 

Tel 0606 43660 Fax 0606 43S2S 


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ORDERS (DUTY FREE). 
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rwiammmcM tOnOMmq Hard Dm™ v*rw>ns of *» A 1200 w"h 
official injttjHoMon diffci and approved ™ 

OlW dealon may nor b* offering approved A1200 HD product and 
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® Push Over * Silly Putty 

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f L^-“orch^d the coiour printer market in great depth to find a colour printer good enough to cope with Amigo's powerful graphic output, ysi gi an affordable price 
■ e found the perfect printer in the Por>a$onk KX-P2180 + KX-P2123 quiet printers. 

'Ve ?h*n considered that if yon were going to buy □ Panasonic printer, you would probably need a quality word processing package to use with it. We found that too, 
n Wcrdworth' yet at a retail price or £1 29,99 we though! I ho! might be a little too expensive on top of your printer purchase] So together with Panasonic we decided 
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* WORD WORTH COMPLETELY FREE) WITH PANASONIC 

QUIET PRINTERS the writers choice. The uln male word processor fa-r 
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support). Collin i spell checker a^d Theiuurus, no other word protestor comes 
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NORMAL RRP £129.99 he, vot 


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KX P-441 0 



*e again Iridi have gnmnd hqgflfhBF with fbnatank ta plW al* Amiga ownen the rifrott outstanding LOW Printer alter ever Vi 1 * gns now obli to offer high quality. prafeHtOTHlI laser printing at very 
srdabte prices We are aka giving away a free copy af Wordwarih wilh every Panasonic Loier PrinteF purchased ■JRRR 129 . 99 } Whether ye^Tra loti m^g ter □ Iqse* p - ■ , inr 10 handle word processing. 
P, presentation or complex graphic* application* — the Panasonic range offers you rhe power to meet your requirement*. 


KX P-4410 


* 5 


_ pages per minute 
28 resident fonte 
Optional 2nd input bin 
(toiol p rinter capacity 
2x200 sheete) 

Low rum rug cosh 
Parallel interface 
Optional memory 
expansion to 4.5Mb 


(0.5Mb as slandard) 

HP LaserJet It Emulation 

RRP £992.00 


JNM PRICE 


£499 


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WITH LASER PRINTERS 


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* Satinprinl (optimum resolution 
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* Q scalable font* ft 23 bitmap 

fundioRS 

a Optional 2nd inpul bin (total 
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■ Optional memory expansion To 
5 . 0 Mb ( 1 Mb as standard} 


RRP £1286.00 


IMP) | PftlCE 


£799 

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SOOiheaii qudify A4 paper, INDI PRICE £9.W 

5) PARALLEL PRINTEft CABLE 

Ta be u*ed when con-nedinq Amiga to Panasonic Prinler. 
INDI PRICE £3 .99 (£5 . W if purchased wilh printer] 

6} PANASONIC COLOUR RIBBON 

Colour ribbon for KXP21S0^XP2123. INDI PRICE £1&M> 

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AMIGA CDTV 


THE MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER TOTAL HOME 





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ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM 

The problem with any new product is that it always takes time for 
everyone to realise its foil potential. CDTV is no exception and in our 
opinion everything we have read does o pretty poor fob of explaining 
just what CDTV can do and why it is so exciting. 


THE INDI GUIDE TO CDTV 


Hutchinson's Encydopedio fits onto 1 disc, This interactive system iso unique aid for Education,, Business or Leisure, 
The future is here! 

PACK CONTENTS AS STANDARD m Amiga CDTV Player * CDTV keyboard ® CDTV 1411 3.5" Disc Drive 
CDTV Infra red remote controller CDTV wired mouse t CDTV Welcome Disc Manuals 0 Fred Fish CDTV 
INDI VALUE ADDED FREE * lemmings CDTV (£34 99 J * Bl ues Brothers (£12.99) • Pipemanio, Populous, 
Kickoff 2, Space Ace (£122.52) 

I “ ~~ CDTV CONNfCTS 01 R KTLY TO VCUft TV SET | 


IT'S A CD PLAYER — Yes, St will play all your Primal Scream, Pavarotti, 
Pink FI oyd a nd any other C D you care to mention in superb h i gh q ua I ity 
stereo, with remote infra red canlraL 

IT'S AN AMIGA — Plug in the keyboard, switch on the external disk 
drive and the colowal range af inexpensive Amiga software can be 
used on your CDTV. 

IT'S A MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - Just imagine, stereo sound, images 
and text oil on screen. It asks a question, you respond, it responds — truly 
interactive! Each C D disc holds h undred 5 of megabytes of data with i ristemf 
optical access. The whale af 



Dl PRICE 






£ 469 " 


AMIGA CDTV SOFTWARE 


ARTS AND LEISURE 


Mind Run 

£29.99 

All Dogs to Hfiawn: Electric Crayon £34.99 

Global Chaos 

£29.99 

Ad’fljracfld Military Systems 

£29.99 

Mud Puddle 

£34.99 

Ultimate Basketball 

£29.99 

Turrkan FI 

£29.99 

Wsmeft in Morion 

£29.99 

toy Paint 

£29.99 

Classic Board Games 

£34.99 

Guy Spy 

£29.99 

Guinness Disc of Records 

£34.99 

Mgrth PblbrExiwdirion 

£49.99 

Dinosau rs far Hire 

£14,99 

Cg^rGir! fokof 

£24.99 

Animakm Motion 

£29.99 

Pbper Bog Princess 

£34.99 

Hound ofthe Soskervillis 

£29,99 

MUSIC 


Connoisseur Fir»e Arts 

£34.99 

Scary Rooms for Rotten Kids 

£39.99 

Psychfl Killer 

£29.99 

toirsic toflkar 

£34.99 

FrviteS Vegeta h les 

£34,99 

Tale of Benjamin Bunny 

£39.99 

Shertodc Holmes, 


Remix 

£29.99 

Trees & Shrubs 

£34.99 

Tale of Pete r Rabbit 

£39,99 

Consulting Detective 

£39.99 

Karaoke Fvn Hite! 

£14.99 

Garden Plants 

£34,99 

Thomas' Snowsuit 

£34.99 

Sim Gty 

£29.99 

Vaic#mastor4 M it rap hone 

£39.99 

Indoor Plants 

£34.99 

towing Gives toe Stomach Ache 

£34.99 

Trivial Pursuts |PAL] 

£49.99 

Voice FX 

£19.99 

EDUCATION 


Barney Bear Goes Comping 

£29,99 

Wroth of the Demon 

£29.99 

REFERENCE 


Fun School — Under 5 r s 

£24.99 

Afterix English For French 1 

£34.99 

Team Yankee 

£34.99 

Amgricart Heritage Ditfionory 

£49.99 

A Long Hard Day at the Ranch 

£34.99 

Japan Ws'ld |PAL| 

£49.99 

Raffle* 

£34.99 

Complete Works of Shakespeare 

£29.99 

A Bun for Barney 

£29.99 

NASA, the 25th Year 

£19.99 

Ptehiftorik 

£34.99 

Illustrated Holy Bible 

£29,99 

Cinderella 

£39.99 

Fractal Unrwne 

£34.99 

Snoopy (PAL) 

£34.99 

New Bosks ElKteoftk Cookbook 

£39.99 

Fun School for 5 1&7 

£24.99 

ENTERTAINMENT 


Town with No Name 

£29.99 

Timetable of Business 

£39.99 

Fun School fer over ? r s 

£24,99 

BaHledheib 

£39.99 

Lemmings 

£34.99 

T imetobie of Science 

£39.99 

Heather Hits Her Fi-rsl Home Rim 

£34.99 

Battle Storm 

£29.99 

European Space Simulator 

£34.99 

World Vista Atlas 

£54.99 

LTV- English os a 2nd Language 

£34.99 

price £ include carriage 

Fantastic Ybyage 

£34,99 

Dr, Vtellmoii 

£54.99 


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AMIGA CDTV ACCESSORIES 



THE iRICK-ETTE Just plug in 
the Srkk-ette and use any wired 
Amigo ccmpaiibfe joystick, 
mouse or ina<kboii device oo th^ 
Commodore CDTV. The built-in 
8 bit Micro Processor gives the 
Brkk-Qfta big smarts in a If ray 
package end makes it easy io 
use jUSt plug into the remote port 
qnd ft is ready to go with real 
lime mouse or joystick movement 
on your CDTV, No loading of driver programs or 
Software, No switches for mouse or joystick. Special 
settings (wiih mouse! qH° w y QLJ blast away with three 
rapid fire modes & dual fira buttons Comes complex with 
Python Micro Switched Joystick. 

INDI EXCLUSIVE £49.99 

Wilh two joysticks £59.99 

BLACK TO 845 MONITOR 

At lent the CDTV Monitor you 
hove been wailing For. Th* 
original Oftd best selling 
coloor/steieD monitor from 
Commodore is now available in 
black Id Mfflp li m wi yOyr CDTV, 

INDI PRICE £189,99 

[or £179,99 when purchased 
wilh CDTV Multi-Media pack). 




If you ora thinking of buying CDTV or olmody Own one 
you'll be pleased to know that INDI stock all CDTV 
accessories and software rhal ore available From 
manufacturers. Vfo beliefs in CDTV and we therefore 
continue IQ support ihis exciting product. You will always 
have a source of product for your CDTV from INDI. 

L to R: 

CDTV S neer* SCSI Controller# Interna I Mount Kh 

£1 09 . 99 

CDTV internal Genlock £149.99 

Block 'QS45 Colout Sler.D Ma niter £109.99 

(When purchased with CDTV Mulfl-Mtdta 

£179,99 

CDTV Kamete Mouse £49,99 

Start TVMonifor lead fine, 5 i* 40 Pheeo l^ad) £1 4^99 

Megachip — 1Mb Upgrade OhipRAM Upgrade 

for CDTV £159,99 

CDTV External S.S 1 " Floppy Drive £49,99 


AMIGA CDTV EXTERNAL 
HARD DISK DRIVE You've got 
the CDTV, you've got the keyboard 
and floppy disk drive — for a total 
computer solution all that's needed 
is an ultra-fast hard disk drive. 

The CDTV-HD unit boasts a massive 
65Mb of hard disk storage with 
lightning fast access times through 
its SCSI interface. The unit comes 
complete with Workbench 1.3 and 
oil necessary cables. 




£ 269 ?? 





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PROFESSIONAL AMIGA 



The A1500 is lh& ultimate home computer for ihe whole femily rand is 
designed lo cover every computing requirement. 

INDlore dble ro offer you exclusive deals on this outstanding product in 
voriou^configurolions and bundles. 

All configurations come complete wfth the following software and accessories:- 

FEATURES: 

* Fully functional keyboard with numeric pod separate from CPU 
V Includes, 2x 3 H" disk drives as standard with Disk Boy. 

* Integral memory and card expansion capabilities (moslcost effective 
expansion route) 

0 Work bench 2.00 and ICickstart 2.04, 

CONTENTS; 

Keyboard, mouse, reference mo nual, Puzznic^Toki, Elf (Games) , D Pa inf 



(Graphics Package), Home Accounts, The Works (Plaiinyifl edition: Wordpro, Spreadsheet, Dalabase) Joystick 

AMIGA A 1500 FEATURED (see photograph above] * 52 AAb SCSI Hard Disk * Pack now includes 1084 ST 
Monitor 3c Panasonic KX-P21 23 24 pin colour printer 

I N CiU DED FREE Amiga Yrsi on o nd Word worth 
Worth £.229.99 


Other 1500configs available at very compelitive prices. 
Phone far details. 


£ 1159-9 




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60030 pnauor running cl 25Mhz, Complal* wrfH 52 Mh 
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that's what the 


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tell you 


A more optimistic commentator 
might say the Amiga, in Lhe middle of a 
recession, has taken everything the 
math larger, more competftrve PC roar 
kot c an throw at it and come out fight 
ing with a new range of machines and 


Does the A12Q0 really knock the 
wind from the PC's sails, or is it 
just a weak pretender? Stevie 


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new hope for the future. It ail depends 
on who you talk (or listen) to. 

Some, with chips on their shoulder 
Large enough for F I Ss to land on r take a 
perverse pleasure from dragging the 


L ike some puny featherweight 
with knock knees and gloves 
three sizes too big, eyes puffed 
purple and bleeding from repeated bat 
termgs, the Amiga has been on the 


ropes tor 
some lime now. 

Its opponent, the 
super heavyweight PC market, has 
landed punch after punch as price cuts, 
sound cards, excellent games, and more 
power for the pound have taken their 
toll on the helpless Amiga. Trapped in 
its own corner, the end must surely be 
nigh for the Commodore machine. At 


Amiga Computing More/? fWJ 35 


Amiga through as many Cesspits 
is they can find. 

Others, in the great British 
tradition of mindless jingoism, 
wave flags and scream the 
Amiga's praises with about as 
much circumspection as a rutting 
bull in a field of cows. 

Possibly the reason for this is that, 
while schoolboys in the early BOs, many 
of today's Amiga enthusiasts and jour- 
nalists could be found at the ]unch time 
computer club arguing viciously over 
the relative merits of the Spectrum and 
the BSC micro. 

The hangover of such ,r My Computer 
Is Better Than Your Computer ' begin 
nlngs is hard to shake off if the pointed 
comments flying between the AC desks 
and those of our sister magazine, ST 
lker t are anything to go by. 

Whatever the reasons, it is dear that 

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precious little real debale has gone on 
concerning the pressures placed on the 
Amiga by cheaper and cheaper PC clones, 
which is why we decided to take the 
unusual and, I must say, normally point- 
less seep of comparing two completely dif- 
ferent machines. 

Pointless because two machines based 
on different processors and radically dis- 
similar design concepts are about as com- 
parable as chalk and cheese. 

However, when normally sensible 
cheese eaters Start to lick their lips at the 
sight of a blackboard, it's time to fmd out 
whether they've gone barling mad or il 
chalk really does taste better. 

The Amiga is a computer originally 
designed in the early to mid -80s by a for- 
ward-thinking team of Californian hippies 
who had a wish list and a healthy vision- 
ary streak. 

The result is that, at its launch, the 
Amiga was thoroughly modern »n design 
and well ahead of its time. Commodore's 
subsequent lack of development threat- 
ened the Amiga’s technological advantage 
for a while, but the AGA chip set and 
Kicks tart 3.0 have recently brought the 
Amiga up to date again. 

Business 

By contrast, the IBM PC was designed 
in the mid- 70s by a team of hard-nosed 
engineers looking to produce a desktop 
microcomputer for purely business 
purposes. 

The result is that the original PCs had 
lext-hased mono graphics, no sound, and 
no frills. They were,, however, very early 
converts to the hard drive and the better 
screen displays which have since become 
standard on the PC. 

Driven by business demands, the PC 
world was slow to develop even basic 
graphics and sound, but when VGA 
started Ed become popular and Windows 
3.0 for the true 32-bit machines first 
appeared, the normafly boring PC world 
went mad for colourful screen displays, 
sound cards, huge hard drives,, and high 
density floppies. Software improved! 


competition spiralled, and the PC band- 
wagon started to assume unstoppable 
proportions. Soon, colourful VGA- based 
games started to appear, and when the 
VGA card became a de facto standard, 
256-colour games (eight times as colour- 
ful as most Amiga games) weren't long in 
coming. 

Games were just the start, however, 
and the more colourful, tuneful PC began 
to encroach upon the traditional Amiga 
strongholds - video and multimedia. 

At Lhis point, the price wars of 1991/2 
began to force PC prices down to levels at 
which the better-heeled Amiga owner 
might reasonably expect to buy one for 
leisure or enthusiast uses and, since the 
middle of 1991, the letLer pages of Amiga 
Computing have been the stage for a 
ding-dong battle 
between those who 
believe the Amiga is 
the superior machine 
and those who see 
the PC as a better 
value for money 
proposition. 

Debates carried 
out through Ezra's 
poitbag, such as the 
piracy argument sim- 
mering on and off 
over the years, are 
normally Fairly sober 
affairs, but the furore 
over PCs has esca- 
lated into an 
interne cane civil war 
with all the vicious- 
ness of a cat fight. 

Sneering fetters 
pouring contempt 
on IBM clones are marched in their vitrioT 
only by those from readers apparently 
happy to see the managemens of 
Commodore uk dragged out and shot. 

The most frequently voiced complaints 

that the Amiga's graphics are obsolete 
and that it isn't fast enough - have been 
addressed by the AT 200, but the way in 
which the Amiga is marketed still attracts 
a great deal of criticism. Serious Amiga 


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The cost of additional software is something which many users do not consider thor- 
oughly before buying a machine, and it is in this category which the Amiga scores most 
highly over the PC. Software an the PC is undoubtedly much more expensive than on 
the Amiga, and in many areas it is of inferior quality. 

For business use, the home user might opt for an integrated package, an area in 
which the PC is well served by such packages as Microsoft Works. 

However, none of the PC options are significantly better than Gold Disk Office 2 and 
in terms of price there is little to choose between them. 

Full -priced business software is another story, A complete wordprocessor for I he PC 
might cost as much as £400, while the equivalent Amiga package will come in at £ 1 50. 

Admittedly, Microsoft Word 1 for Windows 2 has more features than Word worth 2, 
more dip art, and more fonts, but the difference is hardly worth £250, and there is lit- 
tle, in terms of serious wordprocessing power, that the PC package can offer which 
Wordworth does not have an answer for. 

Databases will always be a major forte of the PC, with only Superbase Pro 4 offering 
anything like the power oi dBase, but the Amiga holds its own in terms of most other 
productivity software. 

For graphics, especially the ray-traced variety, the Amiga is unmatched in terms of 
quality and price, and some ot the video software around (more particularly in the USA) 
has an enormous lead over other that available for other machines. 


Amiga Computing March 1993 


users want hard drives as standard and 
much more support for high density flop- 
pies, high resolution multi syncs, and so 
on. 

All of this is needed if the Amiga is to 
keep up with the competition in the non- 
games sector, and Commodore's seeming 
lethargy in this area (the A40QG isn't sold 
wrch a monitor as standard, the A 1 200 has 
no HD floppy) has prompted some to 
believe the company is happy simply tg 
soak up sales frgm games players, 

However, this view is a little one-sided. 
Commodore, at least in their public pro- 
nouncements, have recognised the impor- 
tance ol the thousands oF Amiga 
enthusiast users who regularly use the 
machine productively, and it is for them 
that the A 1 200 was released. 

From the comparison found in this arti- 
cle, it should be abundantly clear to most 
sensible Amiga owners that the A 1200 
represents the most convincing rebuttal 10 
the PC done, which one could have asked 
for. 

It is more colourful, more modern, and 
in many ways faster than machines which 
cost the same in real terms and which, 


from simple spec sheet considerations, 
should be quicker. 

If Commodore can only produce 
enough A 1200s (with built-in hard drives 
please?) and the soft wan? houses can be 
convinced that it should be properly sup* 
ported, the Amiga will come through the 
1991 PC war with flag flying and all guns 
blazing. 

The PC 
platform 

The IBM PC's main limitation is its archaic 
design. Limited to 640k base memory and 
a clumsy paged extended memory sys- 
tem, the PC is forced to struggle against 
its own central design features to- keep up 
with demanding modem software. 

Of course, PCs can use much more 
memory than 640k, but the biggest single 
executable program can never exceed the 
available base memory, and all extra RAM 
(whether expanded or extended) h 
addressed by the system as 16k pages, 
making memory management a slow and 
painful business. Commercial packages 



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situation, but these don't even perform 
the equivalent functions of the Amiga 
Gary or Gayle custom chips. 

Secondly, the standard which estab- 
lished itself in the early 80s for compatibil- 
ity purposes, the XT P was based on a slow 
Intel S086 processor and was bereft of 
sound or colour graphics, 

Since then a multitude of graphical and 
musical standards have evolved as manu- 
facturers competed for the biggest slicp of 
the market. The result is a confused mass 
of different processors, sound, and graph- 
ics cards. 

SVGA (Super Video Graphics Array), 
offering 25 6 colours at a typical resolution 
of 800 by 600 when running Windows, 
has become a standard of sorts as the 
1Mb Trident card sold in its millions, but 
every video card has its own drivers for 
Windows and not all are totally reliable. 
Many of the cards on the market are 
very slow indeed, arid make Windows use 
an exercise in patience. 

In addition, neither mouse nor joystick 
were implemented on the KT, so there is 
no standard lor either. Users must hope 


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that the mouse supplied wiLh their PC 
(assuming there is one) has driver soft- 
ware which doesn't interfere with too 
much other software and that the game 
card slotted into the machine (ditto) has a 
game or joystick port. 

In use, the PC is a good machine for 
straightforward business productivity. The 


available software, though sometimes very 
expensive, is excellent, and the best of it 
has reached a level of professionalism 
matched by few Amiga packages- 

On the down side, most Amiga users 
would shrink at the £400 cost for top-end 
word processors . 

For most other uses, such as music, 
video, multimedia, and graphics, the PC 
has less attraction. In some of the Amiga's 
sl/ongest areas, it is weak (though improv- 
ing), and in others no better than average.. 

For example, a ray tracing package - 
3D Design Studiio - recently released in its 
new version for the PC and offering no 
more capabilities than the £300 Imagine 1 
would cost the PC user almost £2,000. 

Real 3D v2 will retail for less than £400 
and should blow away any program cur- 
rently in existence ori any other desktop 
machine, 

Where the Amiga has come under 
increasing threat from the PC es in a sector 
where two years ago no-one would have 
expected it -games. 

The VGA card coupled to an AdLib or 
Roland-compatible sound card makes for a 


graphics and sound system comparable to 
the Amiga (better graphics, inferior sound), 
and games manufacturers weren't slow to 
exploit the potentially vast PC games 
market. 

Carnes on modern VGA PCs are there- 
fore more colourful than their Amiga coun- 
terparts, faster (when run on a 386 or 
better), and bigger due to the predomi- 
nance of hard drives. 


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Amiga owners not previously tempted by 
the PC have thus taken a look at the games 
available on the other side of the fence and 
started to think twice. 

However, PC games are unlikely to 
progress in technical terms from this point. 
Games houses have taken the l -4Mb SVGA 
machine with 40 Mb hard drive as their base 
level games platform and will not assume a 
higher level of equipment For at least 
another year or two. 

The Amiga, however, has just leapt for- 
ward with the AG A chip set and should start 
to see superior games over the next year. 

As a 2Mb machine with 256 colours in 
higher resolution than the PC, and fa it 
graphics chips for targe sprites and smooth 
animation, the A! 200 should gradually 
begin to overtake the PC in terms of games 
quality, though there worTt be many games 
of this kind in the near future. 


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that many hands make light work lr its 
most modern configuration, the mach.-ir 
contains a 68020 (or -040) 31- bit cf ip 
aided by an array of custom chips. 2Mb 
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Lisa, between them providing the superb 
ACA graphics capabilities, the ageing 
Paula sound chip, and a variety of other 
chips taking care of every thing from the 
serial port to RAM, 

what this means is that, in effect, an 
Amiga CPU is more at liberty than 
any almost other machine's CPU to con- 
centrate on true * f 

processing. / t ven simple 

Jobs which can be car- BB 

ried out by the custom W multitasking 


chips are whizzed off to 

te compteted whii. th, ,-j t, e y 0 i t( i 
CPU ftPlt. nn lAMlh enmp- *s 

the PC., 


CPU gets on with some 
thing else, and as 
Kkkstart (the Amiga's 
built-in operating system) 
has at its heart a modular approach to sys- 
tem resources, the Amiga is the only 
home or desktop micro to properly multi* 
task, 

for games playerc, this means little, but 
for those involved in productivity tasks, In 
particular video and multimedia, the abil- 
ity to do two or more things at once is 
vital. 

Such ease of use, switching from one 


Tech specs 


program to another white both are 
actively running, is unique to the Amiga, 
and something which all owners miss if 
they move to another format. 

Windows 3.0 offers the PC owner a 
crude task-swapping facility, but this is less 
than perfect as rt freezes any task not 
being used rather than keepin it running 
as the Amiga does. 

Even simple tasks, 
which are second 
nature to the Amiga 
such as formatting a 
floppy while printing a 
letter, are heyond the 
PC, 

A second benefit of 
the Amiga's custom 
chips is speed. Believe it 
or not, an A1 200 running a 256-colour 
Workbench screen is actually smoother 
than a 25 MHz 486SX running the equiva- 
lent Windows screen, despite the fact that 
the A 1200 uses a 68020 at half the clock 
speed. 

The PC would benefit from a Windows 
graphics accelerator, of course, but these 
cost hundreds oJ pounds and are not stan- 
dard equipment. Alice and Lisa do the 
same job and are found in 


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The Amiga’s Achilles' heel is its percep- 
tion as a games machine r Though offset 
somewhat by the Amiga's video and mul- 
timedia talents, the games label has 


dogged serious Amiga development for 
years, resulting in a far smaller number of 
truly professional uses evolving for the 
machine. 

Additionally,, hard drives and VGA 


For the purposes of a direct comparison we decided 
to go for a complete games system PC rather than 
the sort of dodgy box-shifter cut-down system to 
which the user would have to add mouse, joystick, 
sound card and speakers to at a later dale 

The advantage of doing this is that the resulting 
PC has specifications more akin to the Amiga it is up 
against - stereo sound, gamecard, and so on. Our 
A 1200 was augmented by the addition of an infernal 
40Mb IDE and a multisync monitor. 


Commodore A1200 

CPU; Motorola 68EC020 running at 14 J MHz 
RAM: 2Mb expandable to 32Mb 
Ports: One parallel, one serial, mouse, joystick, audio, 
CVfiS, RGB, R/F, floppy, PCMCIA 
Video: Up to 1 ,280 x 51 2 or 800 x 600 in 256 colours 
from a palette of 16.7 million (24-bit), Ham 8: 262,144 


colours from 16.7 million in any resolution 
Sound: Four-channel stereo over nine octaves 
Expansion: 1 50-pin trapdoor slot for memory and CPU 
upgrades. PCMCIA slot for RAM upgrade. Internal 1 IDE 
hard drive interface 

Storage: One 3^5in FD 8S0k, one 40Mb HD (not 
standard) 

Software: Workbench 3.0 
Extras: Mouse, manuals, one year on-site warranty 

Cost: AT 200 - £399, 65Mb hard drive - £229, CEM! I960 
multisync monitor - £399. Total : £1027 
Supplier: Calculus 
Phone: 0543 250273 

Commodore SL386SX-25 
Leisure Pack 

CPU: Intel 386SX running at 2 5 MHz 
RAM; I Mb expandable to 1 6Mb on motherboard 


Ports: One parallel, two serial, mouse, joystick, VGA, 
audio, speakers, microphone 
Video: VGA 256k expandable to 512k. Max resolution 
with thfs video RAM is about 640 x 480 in 256 
colours. 

Sound: Sound Galaxy BXH - Adlib and Soundblaster com- 
patible with separate mini-speakers 
Expansion: Five full-length slots, though one is used by 
the sound u rd and one is apparently obscured by cable. 
Maths co-processor slot, 

Storage: One 3.51n FD 1 ,44Mb, one 40Mb HD (factory 
installed and formatted) 

Software: MSD05 vS.O, Leisure pack in chiding Wing 
Commander II. Legend, D/Generation 
Extras: Mouse, manuals, one year on-site 
warranty 

COST: £833 including VAT and carriage. 
Supplier: Commodore Direct 
Phone: 0543 418666 


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-qujpment. This means that hard drive 
reliable games and more serious bysi- 
’■~is software are slow lo appear as the 


1 Please note that the difference in total system cost 
reflects the fact that the A12Q0 has a larger hard drive 
ind a much better monitor. 

the PC package has a games bundle included in the 
p ice, bui this Isn't a lair criticism ot the A12Q0 as such a 
new and sough I alter machine is unlikely to be bundled 
for some time. 

It would be possible to buy a cheaper multisync moni- 
tor and a 40Mb hard drive, but the former might cause 
problems with some of the Amiga's many display modes 
md hard drives of less than 65 Mb capacity are rare 

In be fair lo the PC F a cheap 1S-6DX‘33 from a bcw- 
sbifter might come in at around the same price as the 
SL3B65K-2S, but such cheap machines are usually sup- 
plied With no software, and the advertised price often 
excludes a mouse and MS-DOS. 

Shopping around can provide bargains on both the 
Amiga and PC side, but ihe prices provided above are 
probably the bEst guide to the relative expense of the two 
systems., 


market is so much smaller. On a bnghter 
note, the Amiga is better served than any 
other desktop machine in the graphics, 
video, and multimedia sectors,, and has 
carved a solid niche for itsel : In all three 
areas. 

Everything from TV 
graphics and movie special 
effects to video tiding and 
glitzy presentations give 
the Amiga an enviable pro- 
file in the visual media 
world. 

The PC is catching up in 
some ways, most notably 
with its lead in CD technol- 
ogy and the release of 
Windows multimedia 
extensions, but the Amiga's 
innate video talents and its 
suitability to the task mean 
it is unlikely ever to be 
pushed out of this particu- 
lar market. 

Commodore may not 
have marketed the Amiga 
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nature have proved difficult to suppress. 

Unlike the Atari ST, which, despite 
being cheaper than the Amiga, never 
managed to secure a solid base for itself, 
the Commodore machine looks capable o! 
holding its own for the foresee* bte future. 

The ti&QxQ family of processors is more 
powerful than the Intel 80*86 range and 


an immensely powerful new chip - the 
GBQ60 - is due far release later this year. 

On the custom chip front. Commodore 
have the AC A chip set available now and 
an even more advanced version in devel- 
opment, What this all adds up lo is an 
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STAR LC 20 MONO £134.95 
NEW STAR LC 100 COLOUR £ 164.95 
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CITIZEN SWIFT 9 COLOUR £179.95 


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COLOUR £209.95 
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£209.95 

£239.95 

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Citizen Accessories: 

BO Column M4 Pin £3T.95 
Printer Colour Kit [ALL models 
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32K RAM Expansion £13,96 
[S4P m Citizens ezwpl 200ffi40| 
m RAM Erosion £1416 
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[Citizen £00/241)] 

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[please scale model when ordering] 


20IVlb, only... £199.95 
60Mb, only,., £299.95 
80Mb. omy... £349.95 

Prices include courier collection b 
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& a full iZmanEh Warranty 
for both your drive and Amiga, 
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£429.95 

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1Mb. 

2Mb. 

4Mb. 

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£649.95 £719.95 
£699.95 £779.95 
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floating point 
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Hard Drivesl 

RAM 

80Mb. 120Mb 


0Mb. 

2Mb. 

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£329.95 
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product not listed simply phone us and we will 
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word processors, 'pubiishintfH animation and grap hics 


4 

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3 

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Pen PhI VI 
Huai Copy 
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iV o r d w e r t h 
T rans write 
? fo write 3 3 
Pagtstraim VZ.2 
P rnltilionil Pa<|iV 3.0 
: agesetter II 
S of t Clips Clip Art.. 
Classic clip An 
People Clip Art 
Collectors Clip Arl 
Animal Clip Art 
E U c t r n Thesaurus 


£4 9.9 5 
£9 99 5 
f39,95 
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£29.95 

179.95 

£129.95 

£129.95 

£44.95 


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£29,95 
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£29 95 


Deluxe Paint 4 EG 4. 95 

Real 3D Professional 
Turbo £ 2 4 9 r 9 5 

Art Department 
Professional V 2 £ 141.95 

DCTV Composite Video 
24-Bit Graphics 
System (PALI £379.95 

Imagine 2.9 £188.96 


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integrated t i 1 1 e s 1 

Mini Office 
Geld Disk Office 

t39.3E 
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H c m e b a s e 
Superbase 2 Personal 
■ 3 ■! ary Pictcrial Slide Skw/DB 

£19.95 
£2:9 ,9^ 
£39.95 

CAD & structured drawing! 

Intro CAD Plus 
<-CAD 3 Q 0 Q 
^ r o 1 a s a 1 o n a 1 Draw 2 

£79.95 
£209.95 
l £99.95 

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Scale 500 
Stall Professional 
Broadcast Tltlir 2 
Pto Video Post 
Video Studio V3 

£19 95 
£199.95 
£119.95 
1169 95 
£119.95 


Disk Master V2 
Quarterback V 5 
Quarterback Tools 
0 o s ■ 2 - D o s 
Easy AmOS 
Amos The Creator 
Amos Compiler 
Amos 3 D 

Amos Professional 
Mew SAS LattiEB C VG 
D s vpac 3 
Directory Opus 


£4 4 95 
£44.95 
£54.95 
£2 9 95 
£24.95 
£36.95 
£23,95 
£25.95 
£49.95 
£213.95 
£54.35 
£27.95 


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GB Route Plus F 39-95 
Professional Calc £124.95 

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micro maids. « to SCSE standards £18.95 ^ " , " c " 
micro english ■ to GCS€ n»odardi r ' a 1,11 *— ■ ADI tlt, * s 
micro Hrenth * [d GC 5 E slandteidl 


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primary limbs ■ 3 roll's £13 95 trirch 

A livdf £19.95 first shapes - 3ta8 


mega maths 
reading arid writing 
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■Eomptndiuin si* £23-95 ^ 

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a\\ p 4 i ill? story book ■ 3loB 
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£18.95 
£11,95 
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12 lot 3: 
118.95 
£18 95 
£16 95 
£12.35 
£ 19.35 
£ 19.35 
£12.35 
£24 93 


first letters and words - 3 e d a 
NEW.^Chlldi PSpv Activity Centre 
& Word Processor wilh SPEECH, SlolZyrs 

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Amiga for Beginners £ 12.95 

Getting the most from yd uf Amiga 1 1 3 . 9 r i 
Amiga Machine Language 
Amiga DOS inside and out £ 2 1 . ■■ 

Amiga Hard wa re refe ram manu a l - 21.9 5 
Amiga C for beginn ers £ 1 3 ,95 

Other Books: . call us with your requirements 




AM IG Aaccessories 


OigMew Media Station £1? IJ95 
Colour Pic Plus 

g« Super Pic £579 .95 

RomhoVidi 12 ESS 95 

Amas 2 Sound Sampler fii Midi 
— Interface inc.Microphone-. '9.95 
rts^ Audio Engineer Plus 
^ Sou nd Sam pier E 1 "S .95 

O— Tech nosound Turbo 

Sound Sampler £29.95 


f % Miracle keyboard music teaching 
system for the Am iga E299.9 5 
Music X full version 1.1 El - .95 


/A Midi interface 5 port complete 
with cable 


Super JAM 

Bara Si Pipes Professional 019.95 
ZYF1 Stereo Speakers with 
a sepa rate power supply C39 9 : 

^2 Power Mono Hand 
■ ■ ■ Held Scanner t"98 95 

Power Colour Hand 
Held Scanner f 239 95 

.Sharp JX 100 Colour 
i Flatbed [AG Paper sitel £549.95 

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Y es, threw a monitor on the back 
of your Amiga and your image 
will improve dramatically. It's 
true - buy a monitor and the girls will fall 
over themselves for you. Lose the expensive 
aftershave, the flash dothing - a monitor is 
what counts when you want street cred! 
What? Oops, wrong type of image, sorry! 

Getting back to a more serious note, 
buying a monitor is fraught with problems. 
Monitors have a dictionary of jargon all to 
themselves - VGA, Analog TT| , composite, 
dot pilch, vertical arid horizontal holds and 
so on. 

These all determine the type of monitor 


and the quality of the display numero 
uno in choosing a monitor, 

The Amiga monitor market is far smaller 
than that for the P C r and as such there are 
fewer monitors, but even so, there is still a 
pretty wide selection to choose from. 

'When buying a monitor you will proba- 
bly have several requirements. Working In 
collaboration with a wide variety of people 
\ set up a series of comparisons and tests 
designed lo« identify Ore monitors which 
were best for use on the Amiga and of 
most use to you, the serious Amiga user. 

People consulted ranged from end 
users, technical support staff for monitor 


suppliers and Amiga dealers, TV/ monitor 
repair engineers, colour specialists and 
designers of monitor tubes. 

These tests were applied to the most 
popular monitors In the Amiga market, the 
result being that here, tor you eyes only 
and bought to you by Amiga Computing, 
is the most in-depth technical testing yei 
seen of the Amiga markets' favourite moni- 
tors. 

Each monitor was tested and checked 
for comparison on the following criteria (in 
no particular order) - resolution, clarity, 
compatibility, sound, convergence, colour 
purity and focus, 


Also monitored (sorry!) was screen curva- 
ture and radiation emission. These points 
were then compared to the price tor an 
overall judgement. 

Each of the above criteria has its own 
peculiarities. Price h pretty obvious, unless 
you happen to be called Donald Trump. 

Unlike fust plugging your TV into the 
Amiga, file resolution you wish to work in 
directly affects which monitor you can use, 

Older Amigas had several low resolutions 
and a higher resolution, Lhe higher being 
for the serious applications, the lower for 
games and soon. 

The higher resolution, however, was crip- 
pled with a terrible flicker which rendered it 
almost unusable. To overcome this prob~ 
lem, you needed a flicker fixer. 

Newer Amips with their EC5 or VGA res- 
olufions in the case of the A120Q and 
A40GO don't have th?s irritating flicker, but 
like the flicker fibers, require special multi- 
sync monitors to work. 

Normal single scan monitors can't han- 
dle these new modes, and most oF rise mul- 
tisync* are unable to handle the normal 
lower resolutions - as with most things in 
life, you can't have it both waysf Both types 
of monitors are reviewed here , 

Clarity means how dear the picture dis 
played is. To explain, imagine looking at a 
picture. Now imagine holding a plate of 
glass in front of it. The better the clarity, the 
clearer this glass Lhe worse, the more 
frosty, in general, the poorer the quality of 
the monitor, the more frosty you can imag- 
me this glass becoming. 

Compatibility is only 
an issue if you use 
other computers, in 




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When buying any monitor, no matter what price, 
or even heaven forbid its rating in this review, 
there are several considerations to be taken into 
account. 

Firstly, decide what you want to use your 
monitor foe. This may sound silly - you want a 
decent display of course, but what you use your 
Amiga for can make all the difference to the type 
of monitor you opt for. 

Tnsync monitors will give lar superior displays, 
but most can only display the higher flicker-fixed 
resolutions and are not suitable for games and 
the like, 

II you want to play games or stick to the tower 
resofejttons, opt lor the Amiga standard monitors 
or maybe a TV/monilar which will give you a per- 
fectly reasonable display for the intended task, 


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Next, if your Amiga is used in a home environ- 
ment where ct gets a pounding and is used by 
several different people, make sure you can 
change the settings and position easily. 

Likewise, go for one wnLh a tilt and swivel base 
- everybody who uses a monitor, like a car 
driver's seat, has their own peculiar positions 
and a tilt and swivel base can make life a lot 
easier! 

Finally, consider connecting the Amiga. Do 
you get the cables with the monitor? If so, are 
they free? 11 not, where can you get them (com 
and how much will they add Lo the price? 
Although not such a major problem these days, 
some older monitors or less popular models can 
be a real hassle when trying to COfinecL them to 
the Amiga, Watch out,,. 


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■ne you'll want as many different 
n r - di possible or know the require- 
** ‘ ■ of your other computers - but morE 
j tte latff, 

sound is, as already mentioned, really 
Of* i : rth pondering if you play games or 
, our Amiga to create sound with, in 
' ase you'll want a monitor with 
st fee speakers- rather than a single or no 
;*an.ef at all 

mvergence defines (in easy terms) 
ho-', sharp the images are. Convergence 
Vft t e t'* result in poorty defined edges, 

: reen curvature is Ihe amount of curve 
Or 4 screen. IhE more curve the lesser the 

■ : thus straight lines look bent, 

Ohwper and older monitors in particular 

r particularly from this, while Ihe latest 
ft j' d monitors use flatter, squarer tubes 
: • ' _ q tar superior pictures. 

E Kh of the monitors was checked with 

■ veral Amigas (an A5O0, At 200 and 
AJ m) to check Ihe various display modes 
:cnv ib!e. 


VGA monitors and flicker fixers 


Anyone who has looked a I the A 1200 will probably know 
about its new screen modes. But whal do these modes mean 
for monitors? 

Welt essentially Ihe new VGA resolutions grve new resolu- 
tions and more colours. Whereas previous productivity 
modes offered increased resolutions, they were limited in the 
colours that they had available. 

The new modes don't have this problem. Doing this how- 
ever means that frequencies generated are much higher Arid 
thus need multisync monitors. To help users. Commodore 
made these new modes conform to the frequencies used: by 
the PC Industry standard monitors, ie VGA. 

Whereas there are roughly throe million -odd Amiga's scat- 
tered around the globe there are millions and millions of 
PCs, and thus a lot of VGA monitors to go with them. 

The end result h that you should be able to pick up a vtA- 


compatlbfe monitor for a fairly low price if you wish to use 
these new modes. 

If you're using your Amiga for anything other than pay- 
ing games, you’ve almost certainly come across the flicker. 
An annoying side-effect of Amiga graphics, it which means 
that whenever high resolution screens are usedl, the screen 
"vibrates” at a rapid rate, making it almost unusable, at 
least with non ECS and Workbench systems before v2,Q. 

The EC 5 chipset provided a new- screen mode called pro- 
ductivity mode, which gives a reasonably high resolution 
(640 x 480) yet doesn't flicker at all. 

The only way to cure the problem on older models is to 
use a flicker fixer. There are two popular flicker Fixers, the 
ECD Flicker Free Video Card for the Amiga 500 [available 
From most dealers) and MkroWay's Flicker Fixer for Amiga 
1500 and 2000, A5OO0 S have a built-in flicker fixer, 


Commodore 
1084S, £199 


a good place to start is the tried and tested 
nmodore 1D84S. Originally launched 
. many years ago as the 1084, this is 
Timodore's standard Amiga monitor 
J without doubt their best display yeL 
in reality a badged Philips model, other- 
’> -v known as the 8833 Mk 2, it is built by 
i company who know how to build moni- 
i EHsand it shows. 

The display is reasonable, build quality is 
adequate and sound is good. The styling, 


being a Commodored monitor^ is similar to 
the Amiga - although irt's not to dose to 
any particular model,, it will look good next 
to all. 

Easy connection is ensured through the 
inclusion of all the necessary leads and it 
has both composite phono sockets and 9 - 
pm D-connectors. 

Only a single scan model, it displays 
just the standard low resolutions and 
flicker modes, not the new ECS modes or 
flicker-fixed displays. But then it is only 
intended for the leisure market, no! the 


serious market. All in ail, it's a great moni- 
tor for the Amiga home user, if a fraction 
over-priced. 


Philips CM8833 
Mk 2, £293 


Th e Philips CMS S3 3 Mk 2, like die 1 0845 
and 10855, is a single 
scan monitor aimed at 
ihe low-end games 
and home user. The 1 


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CM&S33 Mk 2 is the market leader^ and 
not without good reason. Ute every leader, 
it displays all the attributed of a product 
designed by engineers who know what 
users want now and in the future. 

For various reasons dunng the course of 
this review I had three CM8833s lying 
around, and all had the same crisp display 
bright colours and clear sound - surely tes- 
tament to Philips reputation of being a 
manufacturer of quality monitors. 

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Her CM SB 3 3 derivative {the Artist, see 
insert} is smart and obviously a considera- 
tion at an early stage, rather than just being 
a after thought - as is often the case with 
monitors. 

All the controls are available through a 
recessed panel at the front, which is, in turn, 
hidden by a flap down door when not 
needed. 

Without doubt a key Factor for any man- 
ufacturer wishing fee stay ahead of the field 
is the attention it pays to its major markets. 

While it would have been easy tor Philips 
to lake their standard model and sell it sim- 
ply as an Amiga compatible, they have 
taken the trouble of including the cable 
required to enable easy connection of an 
Amiga to the D- connector on the back - a 
small but welcome point. 

Further bending to Amiga users is a cur- 
rent promotion they are running. With each 
CMRR35 Mk II is the game Lotus Turbo 
Challenge 2 Irom Gremlin, supplied free! 
Atari $T users have to Send Off for their 
copy! 

Given the build quality of the monitor, 
the sound clarity and overall superior pic- 
ture appearance I have no hesitation in rec- 
ommending the Philips CM 38 3 3 Mk II and 
giving it the Amigo Computing Blue Chip 
Award for best single scan monitor. 

Philips build monitors for Commodore 
and the C MSS 3 3 Mk 2 is the latest in a line 
of Amiga-compatible monitors, and cer- 
tainty their best. 

Commodore 
I 960, £562 

The first multisync of this review is 
Commodore's own make. Surprisingly, the 
1960 (given its Commodore ongms} looks 



Aspect ratio - I he difference belween the 
horizontal and vertical dimensions ol the 
screen. This should be 4; 3 - the larger the 
difference between the two numbers the 
greater the distortion to screen images. 

Bandwidth - A measurement (in MHz) 
which specifies the highest frequency the 
monitor can handle. Higher band widths 
mean higher resolutions. 

Composite - A single signal Tom the com- 
puter that contains all information needed 
by the monitor - re the colour, sync and 
audio signals. 

Dot pilch - Behind the screen is a mask 
which is perforated with tiny holes. The 
CRT beam is fired at the this mask, and 
through these holes. The finer the holes 
the sharper the image. ‘'Dot Pitch'' is the 
distance be 

Flicker - Screens are physically drawn (see 
interlaced) and flicker occurs because the 
eye can see the display being redrawn,, 
unless it's done quick enough. Faster 
refresh rates, ie how often the screen is 
redrawn every second, reduces flicker. 


like it should be sat next to a dull PC com- 
patible, which probably belies its real ori- 
gins. 3 could find little reason to recommend 
this monitor over other manufacturers offer- 
ings. Us focus was way out and colours just 
weren't vibrant as on the Philips 7CM32G9 
or the Nec 4FC. 

A problem with all multisyncs examined 
is that they don't have any speakers. This is 
a direct result of their ancestry in the PC and 
workstation markets. These systems don't 
have the sound output qualities of the 
Amiga, and as such, thesr monitors don't 
have speakers. 

One advantage of the 1960 is that it, 
unlike the other multi syncs reviewed, can 
handle all Amiga screen modes - including 
the standard resolutions. 

Given that it can display all Amiga 
modes, the 1960 gets a last minute reprieve 
for Amiga users, but if you don't want the 
lessee modes opl for something else. The 
picture quality just doesn't justify the price 
of the 1960! 

NEC 4FG, £599 

This is undoubtedly the best quality moni- 
tor of all those 3 looked at, it also has 
enough controls to keep even the most 
gadget-crazed propeller heads happy. 

In addition to size and position buttons 
there are also options for degaussing and 
colour calibration. Colour calibration is a 
complex subject, and one which will 
become increasing important as the Amiga 
finds its way into more and more printing 
and graphics bureaux. 

Essentially, colour calibrating is Wysiwyg 
for colour. When scanning and printing 
colour Images for serious printing (as in 
repro studios) the similarity between the 
colour of a graphic being scanned, what il 

buster 

Hof Izontal Scanning Frequency - This is 
the figure to determine haw often the 
monitor redraws one horizontal line. The 
Horizontal scanning frequency is measured 
in kHz (kilohertz). 

Pixel - An old abbreviation of "picture ele- 
ment", Each screen is made up of thou- 
sands of tiny dots (pixels) each of which 
Resolution - The number of pixels in the 
display area. The better the resolution 
(higher) the more pixels and thus the bet- 
ter the screen display. 

RGB - Unlike Composite connections, Ihe 
signal: in RGB connections is split into its 
three colour components - Reel, Green 
and Blue.. 

Scart - a Standard Connector for Audio 
Radio and Television is a universal connec- 
tion standard lor pacing signals between 
two sources, in our case the Amiga and a 
monitor or TV. 

Vertical Refresh Rate - The time it takes 
the electron beam to draw a screen. The 
faster the reFresh rate, the less noticeable 
the flicker. 


The poison pill - radiation! 

The thorny issue of monitors and radiation danger has become a hot subject for 
manufacturers. In the past there was considerable evidence suggesting that moni- 
tors were positively dangerous. 

These days however, most monitors are well shielded against ft- rays and there 
are soon to be laws lo purposely limit radiation levels. 

In the nexl six months, EC guidelines will come into force in various European 
countries preventing high radiation- emitting monitors from being sold. 

The health-comrious people of Sweden and Germany already have similar laws, 
and the combinations of these elements means that many of the world s largest 
monitor manufacturers now produce low radiation models. 

Most radiation is found around the rear of monitors, so ft's advisable to avoid 
these areas. 

Rut at the end of the day, there is Sittle hard proof that monitors cause cancer, 
Neither has the link between monitors and miscarriages been proved - a US study 
failed to identify it. 

However if you are worried, there are now an increasing number of low radia- 
tion monitors available, and your dealer should be able to recommend a suitable 
model. 


looks like on-screen and its final printed 
output is critical (hence the term colour 
critical applications). 

NEC's colour calibration takes care of 
this kind of problem, not quite as well as, 
say, Garco colour calibrated monitor, but 
then they cost roughly five to eight thou- 
sand pounds each! 

The colour mode button triggers a fea- 
ture NEC have termed AccuColour - a 
way of setting the three electron beams 
used to draw the pictures. 

The picture quality was simply stun- 
ning, with superior convergence and 
equal, if not slightly better, purity to that 
of the Philips 7CM, 

Also In the 4FC's favour is an Inver 
Shadow mask (ie the grill behind the 
screen through which the electron beam 
passes). On the 4FG the shadow mask has 
slightly larger holes, which allows greater 
amounts of the electron beams to get 
through thus giving a brighter display.. 

These facts and numerous other points 
(such as the flatter screen) make the dis- 
play generated by the 4FG unequalled. 
However, and it's a big however, the 4fG 
has a price tag which, compared to the 
7CM32Q9, makes me ask if its really 
worth it For Amiga use. 

Don't get me wrong, the 4FG is 
undoubtedly the better monitor, but on 
an Amsga vvFiere you won't use half the 
features is it really worth almost £200 
more? On a PC or Mac maybE, but or the 
Amiga I don't think so! 


Philips 

7CM3209, £258 

from the outset this monitor Impressed 
me. The Philips 7CM3209 is the first of 
the Philips Brilliance range and certainly 
lives up to the name. 

The displayed pictures were almost on 
par to the Nec 4FG but as it's consider- 
ably cheaper, 3 feel It warrants being the 
top monitor of its class.! 

Starting with the controls, which are 
located under the lip at the front. In addri 
tion to the typical brightness and contrast 
there are also another set For screen size 


and position (vertical and horizontal). 

The only complaint with these controls 
is. Ihe use oF icons to indicate what each 
does, While using icons may on paper be 
just as easy to understand, what's wrong 
with words? It may just my own prefer- 
ence, but I think it's worth pointing out! 

Picture quality was great, with colour 
brightness being almost as good as the 
NEC 4FG (strange given (he 4 PC's better 
shadow mask), very good colour purity 
and reasonable convergence. Given its 
low price however it must rank as the best 
value multisync monitor and as such gets 
the award as the best! 

Conclusion 

At the end o! the day buying any product 
falls down to what features you gel, how 
relevant they are to - you and how much 
you pay. 

Given this combination of facts two 
monitors stand out, the Philips CM 833 3 
Mk II and the Philips 7CM3209 in each 
class. The CM8833 Mk II provides worn 
derful, sharp images and a very good 
price. 

The NEC 4FG comes in a very close 
second and tails not because of any fail- 
ings on its part, but rather because it is 
priced as a high end monitor, and ihe 
Amiga doesn't need half of these features 
so you're wasting your money! 

The winner of the multisync monitor 
therefore falls to yet another Philips model 
- the Philips 7CM3-2Q9. All the features 
you want without a high 
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of the holiest research areas 
around, and this article is 
going to give you a taste of what's 
happening, 

With SB Prolog available through the 
better public domain libraries you have, as 
far as l know, the only AS tool for the 
Amiga, and playing around with it is a 
great way of entering the arena. 
However, program- 
ming in Prolog 
can take a. 


fair bit of brain work, so before you lash 
out O 5 on a Prolog text book, read on to 
fmd out what it's all about 

Hands up anyone who's seen Robocop, 
Remember the scene at the end where the 
other robot, the bad cop, does a lot of 
growling and chases hordes of people? 

lt J s having a fine time wasting every- 
thing in its way until a flight of stairs intro- 
duces its first life crisis. The robot 
hesitates, extending a cautious foot, and 
topples over, falling straight to an igno- 
minious end. 

The designers had forgotten to 
tell it about stairsl This 
rather contrived 
phot device, 
which raised 
jeers right 


II across the 
JF audience 
M when I saw 
w it, is H believe 
F it or not, an 
excellent Illustra- 
tion of the prob- 


lem at the very heart of artificial 
intelligence. Work on building 
these artificial intelligences has 
been going on for around 4Q 
years, and the big realisation 
has been that we have had the 
wrong idea about what is really 
intelligent, 

We r ve spent a lot of time 
getting machines to play chess, 
or predict upsets on the stock 
market, but the hardest targets 
are always going to be the little 
things, the things we humans 
find easiest. These are the 
things that continue to give so- 
called intelligent machines ner- 
vous breakdowns. 

for example, no machine in 
the world could manage to sort 
and fold a pile of laundry fresh from the 
dryer. And even if it could, let the situa- 
tion become one that the machine hasn't 
been specifically programmed for, like a 
sock being dropped behind the fridge, or 
an unexpected flight of s Lairs, and the 
only option for your Robo-Maid will be to 
lie down and take a couple ol aspirins. 

Real intelligence, as the bad robot 
found out, is the ability to adapt to 
the unexpected. 

There are two main schools in Al 
at the moment - those people 
who think that neural networks 


(Knowledge Base Line: 1) ancestor A, D}r-parent(AJ^ 
( 2 ) ancestor^ A, D): parent(A, X), ancestor^, 0). 

(1) parent(albert,ben]u 

(4) parent(ben,<ath), 

(5) parent(caih, denis}. 

( 6 ) parent(dwis F edwin). 

(the source code is the bit shown in bold, Don't enter 
the Ime numbers, and remember all the full stops). 

SAMPLE DIALOGUE 

(A) USER: I- parent(ben,cath) r 
PROLOG: yes 

(B) USER: I- parent{dems, albert), 

PROLOG: no 

(Q USER: I- ancestorCalbert.cath), 

PROLOG: yes 


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hold the salvation of the human race 
(despite the fact that there are very few 
people ground who can LruLhfully say they 
know exactly what r s going on at the heart 
of a really massive neural net), and the old 
school, who have made considerable 
advances over the years, in machine trans- 
lation, vision, expert systems, robotics and 
so on, using methods which are a little 
clearer to Lhe average human. The drffer- 


temrputrr then ii 
an tufty tf-HAmpAr 
at thr expert 
In action 


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the wrong idea 


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Ml i* ru es rumpiehensSble to anyone 
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fc*' ndta, 

lh be eve Chat, given enough brain- 
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* iv once and for ail pin clown what 
C ri J ; be tntdiigffiL 

Replicas 

p her hand, those interested in 
neural nets are generally those 
•*-»: !*-• . -• :tiat intelligence arises as a 

M^bofi or having a brain like ours r con- 
U • ■ i physical body that is some- 
(■"isro iluf ours, 

The* pfobabfy will believe that intelli- 
gm i im too compbex ever to be Frozen 
r 4 . j ■ ’ ij white, and will be aiming in 
t way to build artificial replicas of the 
: ■ ns in which intelligence exists in 
r^ r then sit back and watch the 
i ■■ gence arise on its own, 

There are lots of very successful pro* 
v which solve spec fie, well-defined 
; • r- c-ms, like recognising a previously 
vetn component on a conveyor belt, or 
* .griming when someone's spending on 
r credit card has become unusual, 
a :l therefore there is a possibility that 
the card is being used by a thief), but as 
‘ i r building an independent agent that 
could be lei loose in the real world - well, 
jt the moment, forget it, 

fhmk about it for a moment. Given 
trial we know an infinite number of things 
about the world, and grven that a com- 
puter has an finite amount of memory, 
how do we write even a fraction of these 
pieces of information down so that a 
machine can use them? 

Well one very successful way would be 
to give the machine a basic number of 
facts, and then give it the means to reason 
- to start with these central facts and 
deduce conclusions from them. 

Precise 

One way of doing this makes use of 
Logic. Logic gives us a language almost as 
powerful as English, but totally precise, 
and therefore usable by machines. It's 
based on the premise that you can repre- 
sent objects as Terms - like x r y r z - and 
characteristics of objects as Predicates 
like p(x), b(y ,z), c{x,y,z^). 

Giver this, "green car* translated into 
logic could become green (car). To repre- 
sent more complicated ideas there are 
Connectives like AND, giving us things like 
green(X) AND car(X>. 

Note the use of variables, Generally in 
logical descriptions like this you can think 
of X r Y or Z as "some sort of thing". So, 
“the hungry wolf is eating the peasant" 
becomes: hungry(X) AND wolf(X) AND 
eating (X,Y) AND peasant(Y). 

The other commonly used connectives 
are NOT, OR, and If - which give us the 



Coal 2: Parent (Albert, Cath) 
Fail (No fact matches) 




Coal 3: parent (Albert, 




| Twin goal 

\ 1 


Ben 


Coal 4: ancestor (m,c) 


Line I 


Line 3 proves goal 3, 
x becomes Ben, 
goat 3 succeeds 




Coal S: parent (Ben, Cath) 


PATH OF EXECUTION 




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ability to express even mare complicated 
ideas, such as: 

IF [(ETDIilHVd) JlkfttdCm 
3R (ruHfT,lthlLrrd> AHt tri g fc ,Und(T 1 ^0 
shd^tf") < hb liis(l))) 

NCT (dridai nt Hittti) 

Let's, finally, get to Prolog, Invented in 
the 1970s, Prolog (Programming in 
lOCic) is a declarative language - which 
means that, in theory, all you need to do 
is wnte down all the things that you know 


to be irue about the problem you want to 
solve, 

When you want to find oul something, 
(or more interestingly, when you want to 
deduce something), you just ask the sys- 
tem a question, Prolog is officially an 
Automated Theorem Proven 

This means that it deduces things fay 
applying rules (*'rf you da this,, then that 
will happen") to facts (“X is a V", "two &s 
make a C), Like I said, that's the theory; 
it’s not always so easy, To get Into Prolog 



Ercja ff iifnplc route Undct ptr&grOTTt f(PFT uflfiftc MI routine* 


you need to learn how to represent f acts, 
and you have to learn how to write Rules 
about these laas, A fact is something like 
"Journalists are poor*, or "I am a Journal- 
ist"; 

In P rolog you would write these I acts 
like this poor(journfllist) and 
is a(riK>Juuimalisi). 

On the other hand, "ft you're a |0u mai- 
ls t then you J re pour" is a general state- 
ment, or Rule, When translated into Prolog 
it looks like puur(X):- is, a(X p jaurnalist), 
This is read something like “IF you can 
prove that X is a fuurnalbt THEN you have 
proved that x is puur." 

Similarly, we can code the statement 
"food is Run’s parent* as the Fact 
parent (Dub, run) Given a few Rules and 
Facts like this, we can manage simple 
deductions. 

Think about family trees For a moment (I 
know that this isn’t the most devastating^ 
interesting application, but this is the 
Prolog version ot the "Hello World" pro- 
gram, so I’rn ail did you'll have to grin and 
bea i it). 

For example. Gob is led's grandparent if 
Rob has a child, and that child is Ted's par- 
ent. If we put variables in instead of names 
(noting that variables always begin with an 
upper case chaiactei while constants 
always begin with a lower case character! 
then we can generalise and translate this 
piece of common sense into a machine 
readable rule: grandpafent(X r Z)t- par 

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Ai sckjpi di yWw got your hands on a copy of SB Prolog, the First step has to be to print 
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it’s a bit of a tough read, but you're not going to get anywhere without it, I used 
PPmore, and it came out beautifully formatted. One word ot warning - it s over 100 
pages long, so make sure you've got enough paper, 

Once you have this manual you can use it to install the program. Make sure you pay 
attention to the path vanablts, so that the interpreter will know where to look for your 
suufte code files and its own library tiles. Once you have Prolog running you will be 
faced with a I ■ prompt (user friendly, eh') and you tan start running your fancy 
A! programs. 

WhM do you mean you haven't any programs? Oh, use mine until you 1 we written 
your own Type it in using a text editor, such as Workbench's £D, or Qed 1rom ihe 
Workstation dibfe, and make sure you save it in the directory you specified earlier 

Vlhj load source files by asking Prokig to "consult" the iiie. Ihere are two ways of 
doing (his al (he prompt - type either cornu lt(fileriameT of use the short-cut and type 
(titeoaroej. When i! has finished looking at your code (a very lengthy process, so don't 
be too worried) you run your program by typing CO. When Prolog has finished it will 
echo either or "na" r depending on the success of your query, and return you to 
the prompt. 

And finally, a word of warning, You need at least 1Mb of memory to run SB Prolog, ! 
have itvlb,. and experienced no memory problems, so I guess that somewhere in the 
middle is the optimum. And, how can I put this? SBProlog is not last, in fact it's slow. 
Catastrophically slow. But never mind. Keep making cups of coffee and you'!! be OK. 


eTtt(X.Y},parent(Y,Z) This one says "If 
you can prove that X is the parent ol V, 
AND you can provfc that ¥ is the parent ot 
Z, THEN you can deduct that X is Z's 
grandparent", 

Got that? What about an even more 
general rule? Let's think about ancestors 
How would we state facts about X being 
some kind of ancestor of Y, like a grand 
parent, or a great-great-greal grandpar- 
ent? 

Well, imagine a family where Albert is 
Ben's parent, Ben is Grift's parent, Ctftft is 
Denis's parent, and Denis is Edwin's pat- 
ent., We can represent these facts in 
what r s tailed the Knowledge Base: 


r ^ r e ' t i j ifcfl , Lien I . 

pi-reit^GA.ieJih! 

,dmj) 

parent J 


Now, two things you can truthfully say 
about ancestors are: "X is an ancestor ol Y 
if X is a parent of f" and "X is an ances- 
tor of Y if X has 
d child, and 
that 


child is an ancestor of Y," 1 

■Brilliant, eh? And on the face of it 
somehow not very helpful. But this is 
where the clever stuff comes in. Look at 
what happens when these rules are coded 
up. 


ineeilflflM) ►"PirtfiHMl- 
i&ee3t®T<.JL f DJ :-pir(ni LA,S mister^ Ik 


The second rule uses the most powerful 
Loaf iii the Prolog system's armoury - 
recursion This is a notoriously hard con- 
cept to get your head found, but then 
again, once you've grasped it yotYve guue 
a long way. * 

To understand it we reed to look at 
what actually happens when thrs Prolog 
program Is run, A little diversion through 
some mechanics should help clarity 
things. 

Every time you type anything in at the I 
prumpt Prolog actually treats it as a new 
tact which could be added to all the facts 
you have given it in your program, and 
tests that it Is consistent with them. 

Look at Figure I for the knowledge base 
as it stands and follow an imaginary dia- 
Mjue (the line numbers and letters aren t 
part ot Prolog I've put those in for ease 
of reference). 

In dialogue A s Prolog is being asked it st 
is true that Ben is CatlYs parent. It takes 
the predicate ** pa rent" and looks down 
the knowledge base until it fmds a pred- 
icate that matches (line 3). 

It then sees if the arguments of the 
question are the same as the fact it has 
found, in this case the arguments don't 
match. It then goes on testing all 
the predicates in this 
way until it finds a 
match. 

In this 
Knowledge Base 
the very next .predi- 
cate (line A) matches 


completely. It can therefore stop execu- 
tion and report that, yes, it is true that Ben 
is Gath's parent. The query has "suc- 
ceeded". 

In dialogue B_ Prolog is asked if Denis is 
Albert's parent. Jherti is no predicate in 
the knowledge ba* to match this asser- 
tion, and so, the answer is "no" arid the 
query has "failed*. 

Dialogue T* uses recursion fur the first 
time, Follow the execution path in Figure 
11 to see what happens.. Notice that like 
most things in At you can represent 
Prolog trying to prove something as if 
Prolog was searching a tree. 

Now, the big conclusion lo take Irom 
Dialogue C is that by giving Prolog spe- 
cific facts about parents, and general rules 
about ancestors, the computer is able lo 
go off on its own and deduce specific facts 
about ancestors - facts which you never 
told it! 

Small scale 

You might thmk that this is all a bit of a 
fudge, and on this small scale it doesn't 
seem so impressive, but when you have a 
system containing hundreds of thousands 
of facts and thousands a I rules, then 
things really start Lo happen. 

In fad, by virtue of the tact that they 
never forget anything they have been 
told, it's not uncommon for the newer 
Expert Systems to outperform any one of 
the human experts in the field. 

Well, I'm out of space here, but I hope 
you've had your appetite whetted. 
Programming in Prolog can be a mind 
warping experience to begin with, but 
after the initial traumas are over it seems 
lo get very easy very quickly, It's certainly 
my lavourite language, and if you want to 
get anywnere in artificial intelligence it's a 
must. So order a copy today and give 
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BACKWARD CHU\mG A method of 
ngiwfh/ig. Start from the 
s^uton and reaio^ backwards until 
vofc have arrival it the question 

D tip THOUGHT Named pres&mahN 
after the computer in Tftr ItitriMktrt 
C * which gaw the number 4,2 a 
tthete new significance, this is 
| America'' l answer to Boris Spassky 
Custom hardware iilCf edible soft- 
ware supposedly the ^orid s best 
chess computer 

| EXPERT St STEM : An attempt to 
mimic the performance of a human 
I expert in their Held of expertise. 
Consists of art Inference Engine code 
which reasons Its way lo a corxJuskm 
given a; the information coi ned in 
the knowledge base) and a knowl- 
edge base a * nd of database storing 
li the facts the expert ?s assumed to 

HEURISTICS Rides of thumb, used to 
guide your A I .system to a conclusion, 
Something ; - rf there is waier on 

the window the weather outside ^5 
bad. 

; LISP ■ -USt Processing; One of the 
eani.jest computer Languages. rtiS the 
choice for At work in America. Europe 
seems to r wr PROLOG. 

MIT Massachusetts Institute of 
; Technology. Site of manv a top A I 
I project. 

j NEGRAL NETS : Attempts to build 
using models inspired by the way the 
human brain works. They ha 1 !, e inter- 
connected nodes which can be 
switched on and off mimicking neu- 
rons and are taught rather than 
programmed Good at tasks imohing 
I pattern recognition. 

MP ; Natural language Processing. 
Making computers speak like you and 
me. English is a natural language 

MYCIN . The first successful expert 
System Diagnosed illness Asked ques- 
| t-ons about the pattern's symptoms 
and searched its Knowledge Base for 
tihe ases w it h simila r s> m ptoms . 

PREDICATE LOGIC : A method of 
using mathematical ' methods to 
represent knowledge precisely. A 
good grasp of logic is essential to get 
anywhere trr Ai, 

SCRIPTS : Every situation in daily life 
has a script attached to it - a cliche d 
description of the things sou would 
expect to happen to you and the 
objects you would expect to find in 
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-• - or - failed to appear. 

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- .foody on a tight budget. However 
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f aforesaid cloud via Clarity, a truly 
- azing sampling system which retails for 
ill £149.95. 

Thanks to the external connection of 
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j je of the system, but it must be sab 
th*t Clarity is only really at its best on 
kc derated machines such as the A1200 r 
A 3000, or standard 66000 machines fitted 
ih 020's, 030 r s or 040‘s accelerators. 

•or owners of standard machines the 
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; back of just two channels as opposed 
The four oT their accelerated 
-unterparts. 

A4000 cure 

As the more observant may have spot- 
ted, there's no mention of the A4QGQ 
wtvch as yet doesn't work with the Clarity 
ftware. Fortunately a cure is promised in 
the next update which should be available 
" on keep a clo&e eye on Amiga Updates 
‘ r more detail! 

Actual installation of Clarity is simplicity 
tself with just two leads connecting to the 
parallel and serial cables to the machine. 
" r; e only remaining I/O connections con- 
~m the input/output signals which enter 
she unit via twin phono-ins and exits via 
two complementary phono-outs. 

Alongside await the units dual I/O Midi 
ports which play a vital role in order to get 
>^e very best from the system. Having said 
that, Midi hardware isn't vital but if you 
have a Midi-compatible keyboard lying 
(found Clarity offers an excellent opportu- 
nity to exploit its potential. 

Once up and running the average 
Amiga musician will feel quite at home 
thanks to a familiar selection of editing 
commands, However the available range 
tools extend much further than the stan- 
dard selection of cut and paste com- 
mands, Some of the more advanced 


options allow you to record, Overfay, insert 
and mix within blocks from various sam- 
ples which can then be touched up with 
the freehand or fading options when 
necessary. 

Other features allow volume and pan 
adjustment in/out lading plus a selection 
ot low, high, band and bandpass filters, 
not forgetting the invaluable normalise 
function which automatically recomputes 

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ear to yet another 
Amiga sampler out 


with the built-in sequencer and 
Midi map functions. Vet more options 
allow rhe use of the Amiga's built-in lo- 
pass filter and screen blanking in addition 
to a definable audio trigger that kicks the 
sampler into record above a certain input 
volume. Next up comes the fast Amiga 


a quiet sample 

to its ideal 1 maximum 

volume. 

For those who take their sampling seri- 
ously the ability to customise the software 
to suit their particular setup and require- 
ments is essential and via the programs 
Options menu you can do exactly that. 

Essential 

from here a whole host of well 
thought-out Features await. These include 
the essential play-back options which 
allow you to specify whether the samples 
emanate from the Amiga or Clarity itself. 

After the playback controls come the 
file formats whpeh include IFF,. AIFF,, AVR r 
w^h the latter of the three recommended 
for general applications as it works best 


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As far as Clarity's quality is con- 
cerned there's little if anything to 
grumble about. However, It's true 
that Clarity doesn't quite match she 
Akais of this world, 

Thfs primarily due lo lhe chip 
design which incorporates the D to 
A and A to O converters - alias ana- 
logue to digital - on the same chip 
rather than separately as is the case 
with most s fan da lories. 

In addition the maximum fre- 
quency of Clarity is about 42,000 
kHz as opposed to the 52,000 kHz 
plus -offered by the high end 
opposition. 

Although this may sound a rather 
sizeabfe difference it H worth 
remembering that most CDs are 
recorded at 42,000 kHz while the 
human ear wall only detect sounds 
below 44,000 kHz. 

In short. If you^re spending a 
record company’s money the Akai is 
the one but for the rest of us, Clarity 
Is unbelievable for both perfor- 
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settings which via a process of trial and 
error will squeeze the very best from 
machines with power processors. !n a sim- 
itar vein comes the Midi coofig controls 
whidh allows the specification of a Midi 
channel for use with an external keyboard 
plus its chosen protocol and bit transfer 
settings, 

At last weVe arrived at the final notable 
elEments on the options menu. Save 
Configuration allows you to load save vari- 
ous setups as required, and Sample 
Parameters defines the default settings for 
a new samples - again load and savc-able 
as required. 

Custom screen 

Aias the program only opens windows 
on your existing Workbench backdrop 
and doesn't initialise a custom screen of its 
own. Not a huge problem but an option 
for a custom screen would have been nice 
as things can become very cluttered. 

Although impressive as it stands there 
are a few areas in which Clarity could 
Improve, for example the existing 
sequencing is very limited, the lack oF a 


Special effects 

Alongside the general purpose editing tools await a series of five special effects 
including echo, delay, flange, chorus and distort. As is the case with all sam- 
pling effects, the echo and delay are in truth pretty much one of the same with 
slightly different parameters producing the desired effect. 

The chorus and flange on the other hand are much more distinctive and pro^ 
diice impressive results, while the distort is just as silly as it ever was, 

Like the majority of Clarity's functions, all the effects are definable allowing 
refine men r to your particular taste. Although well implemented, it must be said 
that a bog standard signal processor provides far superior results but having 
said that: even a cheap unit will cost noticeably more than Clarity itself - in 
short, useful but not spectacular. 


limecode will mean difficulties lor serious 
DTV and musical exploits and the lade of 
direct-to-dbk recording means large high 
quality samples are only on offer to those 
with huge amounts of free RAM. 

According to Dan Leonard the creator 
of the Clarity software all of the above are 
In the pipeline and should appear as either 
an upgrade or expansion pack. 

Alas there's no release dates available 
but with the hardware ready and waiting 
the software should follow providing 
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The sample pad when active displays all the samples 
presently in RAM. Clicking on any ol the names listed 
instantly opens that particular samples window ready for 
editing. 

Metering 

Signal metering plays an essential role and when active 
can toggle between three display Formats - either good 
old VU mefere, an oscilloscope or HD graphic bars, 

Obviously with the sampler operating in either mono 
or stereo the state of each display can be varied! as 
required, Alas, the aforesaid window only becomes active 
during monitoring, remaining completely inactive during 
recording - slightly annoying as any clipping can only be 
spotted on playback, 

Midi control 

The next icon disguised as a miniature keyboard hides 
arguably the most powerful aspect of the package, 
namely the Midi sample player which as the name sug^ 
gests allows an external keyboard to take control of 
playback. 

It works by first connecting a suitable keyboard and 
specifying its channel and protocol settings via the Midi 
con% function mentioned earlier don't panic, it's much 
simple than it sounds. 

Then depending on your machine you set the number 
ol voices Of samples which will play via the keyboard - 
these can either be repeats of the same sample or a mix- 
ture. Remember a standard machine will only manage 
two voices Simultaneously while accelerated ones will pro- 
duce all four. 

To specify which samples play on which keys another 

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Point and click 

The only constant graphic element within the pack 
age if the control panel. At the top of this rather 
unobtrusive little box furic the pkiy and record but- 
tons which speak for themselves while below await 
a far more curious array of Icons. 


feature enters the equation in the form of a Midi Map. To 
define a map you simply select a sample by name and 
click and drag over the required notes on the mini key- 
board, then click the Hx button to confirm your selection. 

By alternating the samples and selecting various notes 
you can map an entire seven-octave keyboard with as 
many samples as your machine can handle. 

The beauty of the system is that a whole group of 
related special effects or drum sounds can be mapped in 
seconds and then saved la disk complete with their map 
ready tor instant recall. 

There's absolutely no restriction on how samples are 
mapped, so you can use single keys or whole octaves 
with samples either raising or falling in pilch as required. 

Ever wanted that certain sound but couldn’t afford the 
hardware? Now you can simply record a separate sample 
at each otLave and map your entire keyboard, saving the 
map as a complete keyboard sound - isn't technology 
marvellous? 

And of course once the Midi option is set up there's no 
reason why the sample playback can't be triggered via a 
sequencer m a basic Midi on Midi off is all the sampler 
requires to trigger the sound. 

But having said that, an external sequencer or sec- 
ondary Amiga would be essential as Clarity is very heavy 
on the resources of the host machine. As rf that r s not 


enough, there's even more good news in the form of a 
Midi Dump function which allows the samples created 
within Clarity to be ported to a sampling keyboard or 
module. 

As you can see, the benefits of a Midii keyboard are 
quite obvious. However, lor those without the necessary 
hardware all is not lost as there is an F-key option allows 
up to ten samples to be triggered I ram the function keys 
with pitch adjustment applied via the numeric keypad - If 
you've got one that is.,. 

Sample sequencing 

One of the few disappointments of the system revolves 
around the built-in sequencing options which allow just 
single track, single sample, playback which means there's 
no way to take advantage of the sampler's multiple play- 
back options. 

Even the various samples on ihe single track won't 
overlap which means fairly limited appeal for most 
applications. 

Although fairly limited, the editing and creation of 
sequences are pretty straightforward with options to 
insert, paste, and cut samples which are chosen directly 
from the pad list, adding definable repeats, pause and 
wait times as required. 

Real-time effects 

(usi Irke every other package ihe Clarity software design- 
ers couldn't help adding real-time effects which attempt 
to emulate a signal processor. 

Alas, just like its predecessors the attempt was fairly 
unsuccessful. Still, if you fancy a giggle after the odd pop 
it's fairly amusing and instantly available via the final icon 
on the control panel, 












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To us, "cinematic quality morphing" 
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Amiga Computing 1993 


59 




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Award help 


In your letters page of Issue 55, you pri 
i letter headed Award Seeker in which the 
.‘niter enquired about a program called 
Award Maker Plus. Vou replied by laying 
that you were ur aware of the existence Of 
the program. 

Welt, it did exist back in 19B7, but 
whether it still does I don't know. The com- 
pany name is Batdviile Inc of 5380 52nd 
Street Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508, and 
their phone number is (0101) 616 6948 



Buck issues con Be ordered from 
Database Direct on f+44J“ 05? 
357 ?275. Currently, issues are 
available oniy six months rn arrears, and the 
price far overseas deliveries is 15. 10 per 
copy. 

Jo subscribe for a tuft year , European 
reach ? rs can expe ti to pop £44,95 inciting 
postage, but check out each month 's sub- 
scription page s for the ia/esl 1 offers lo 
subscribers. 

Honest Pate 


0388. 

1 hope this Information will be of help lo 
your reader, as I must agree it ts a first class 
program for the designing and punting of 
awards. 

Stephen Rulmer, Wateriooville 

Thanks far fokrng tfw traubi'e lo write with your 
assrstonce- for a fei'faw Amigo user. I hope L once 
Corporal Tift is ™BVkt this page and tan fake 
advantage of your helpful information 

Back issues 

Please give me some information on old 
issues and how far back they are obtainable. 
If possible, quote the subscription price 
charged to Visa card purchasers. 

Ole Rasmussen, Haiti? Denmark 


Hi! I had an illegal copy of Amos Pro,, and I 
really Ifke the program, but I don't want to 
have a pirate copy of it. 

In my copy, there was a help fife that 
said if ! wanted the Compiler, extensions, 
and so an, I should contact Europress, so 
I'm writing to you from an address i found 
in an old issue of Amigo Computing. 

\ would like to buy a legal copy of Arnos 
Rro. Is that possible? If so, can you mail it 
Lo me? What is the cost of shipping and 
how much is the program? 

Also, do you accept money transfers, 
and fcf you do, what is the account number 
as I can only pay in US dollars. 

i emir Gebran, Krakow? Poland 

Thank you tor your letter and your honesty. I 



have passed your details to Eu repress 
Software who, incidentally, can be contacted 
at the same address as Amiga Cmpuiing. 

The software peopk? should be contacting 
you? dirt you can always write to them 
directly or call them on (^44) 625 859353, 

If more Amigo owners were lo display such 
integrity, and buy legal software even when 
fbey have access to 'i 'legally pirated copies , 
the piracy problem would be much less 
serious, 

Air crash 

I read your magazine every month from 
cover to cover with great interest. 
However, a letter headed ^Fly by night* 
recently caught my attention. 

I too have had a problem with my ver- 
sion of the A32Q flight sim, I made a copy 
gf the flight log and carried out a lew train- 
ing flights, then once I'd mastered things I 
tried a duty flight. The first two flights went 
dll right but when ii came to saving the 
evaluation, the software crashed and I was 
not abie To boot from that disk again. 

Thinking that I had done something 
wrong, I re-copied the flight log and the 
same thing happened- Following the 
instructions in the manual, I disconnected 


all my peripherals, but with the same 
result. As my package is more than six 
months old, and because I don't have a 
receipt for it, I decided to return it to 
Thalion in Germany, thinking that as I had 
registered with them I had a kind of guar- 
antee. This was in the beginning of 
November, and I still have not heard from 
them. 

Bob Cooper, Colne 

the problem sounds simpfe enough - 
Tbuton pJbwbusfy hove an inadequate cus- 
tomer services department ( assuming they 
how one at ail, that is}. 

It you have registered with the company 
□s a user and your software ceases fa func- 
tion, you have every right to expect them fa 
.hack - you up with a replacement? though 
whether or not this translates to □ legal 
claim depends an the warding of the com- 
pany's registration card. 

Pother than spend money on phone colls 
or letters to Germany, UK users in a similar 
position to yourself and Mr Rose should con- 
tact Tony King on 02 1 -4 42 2050. Mr King 
is TTiafforris PR representative in this country, 
and Km sure hell he happy IQ help. 

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I have just finished reading the article in your January 
issue on the At 200 end the fact that it is only L 100 
more than the A600, 1 bought an A600 two months ago 
for £399, before the £100 price drop, so when 1 read 
about the A 1200 being the same price, I felt sick and 
cheated by Commodore. 

ftipped off is the word! I could have bought a better 
machine for the same price or saved myself £100., and 
when you're unemployed as I am r this is a lot of money. 
I even wrote to Commodore but they just replied with 
some excuse about business considerations and so on. 
They could at least have offered us some compensation 
but, no, they haven't bothered. 

Is there anything we can do? What do you think 
about it? All i can say is what a bunch of cheats! 

Christopher Q'Connar, 5toke-on - Trent 

I and f'm sure many thousands of other Amiga owners 
sympathise with your predicament, the ofo faithful A2000 


t hove sitting at home is, though still a workhorse I rely on 
for all sods of fobs, looking rather dated beside the A4G00 
and A120G machines with their AG.4 graphics we use erf 
the office. 

However, I don't blame Commodore tor putt inn my age- 
ing machine our fo gross. This son of thing to being hap- 
pening since *be first ZXS0 owners looked on in et vy os 
their friends houghi the ZXSI or even the fantastically 
powerful Spectrum. 

There ore ways and means of course by which progress 
can be achieved, ond as there have been so many changes 
in Ihe Amiga range over the post year f you are rightly 
annoyed with Commodore lor not proceeding with a little 
more sensitivity towards their existing customers, 

However; we can 1 ! complain aba nr ( be release of the 
A ? 200. If i $ a grant leap forward for hose-level Amiga own- 
ers and one which the whole industry bos welcomed, 

Stories in fbe Amiga press, confirmed by Cora me dee, 
(bar new machines sport mg the AGA chips would be 


released before the end of the 
year should have been warn- 
ing enough for those prospec- 
tive Amiga owners who warned more than just a games 



1 1 e r 


machine. 

If these reports didn't reach your ears, then you reoffy 
should buy Amiga Computing more regulariy? 

Seriously, though , if Commodore are concerned about 
[he (boa:* mds of Amiga users in your predicament , a new 
upgrade offer wo a id seem the answer. I here have been 
generous deafs fn the past whereby users of 45 00 s have 
upgraded to the A15QQ or CDTV pock, so an A) 200 
upgrade offer would seem to be the best way out of a pos- 
sible dead end for AtiOQ owners. 

If, on the other hand. Commodore ore happy with rock- 
eting safes tor the A1200 and do nothing to bring 4600 
owners in from the cold, we 'If all know wbefber loyofty to 
the customer or rhe bank bafance is of more importance, 
won'? we? 


Am ttr #r Cattiifutmif •VHi-r-fi fWI 




Hicks - the return 

My thanks ta Simon Hunter, who con- 
tacted me via the CiX bulletin board 
and uploaded a sample from the him 
Aliens, proving that Nicks did in fad 
soy ' Drake! We art leaving!"* I hope 
this settles ivfrof was threatening to 
become a con tenfraus time among AC 
and Aliens tarn. 


Kickstart bug 

I purchased your January issue, and I can- 
not gel Fighting Warriors to work. I have 
followed the on-screen prompts, but eveiy 
lime I use the Make-a-disk icon, it comes 
up with "disk is write-protected". This hap- 
pens whether or not the write protect tab 
is in the enable or disable position. Can 
you tell me how to get round this? 

Kevin Pryke, faceham 

Your problem is caused by a bug in Kickstart 
2.04. When a user bools bom a ^rite-pro- 
tected disk into a Workbench environment, 
such us when (be CaverDisk booh, then tries 
rg formal another disk, the target disk will 
always appear to be write-protected. 

This is a Kickstart 2,04 problem rather 
than o CaverDisk boo-boa r and it can be 
neatly circumvented by booting with the 
CaverDisk write enabled. For alt the hassle 
this bug bos caused oat readers, we m AC 
would like to send Commodore's software 


engineers and Kickstart bug-testers a 
b\g f wet f sloppy New Year fctis of fbe 
kind administered on]y by ageing 
spmster ounfj in your worse flighlmores. 

Pretext puzzle 

I am a new subscriber to your magazine 
and I am very pteased with the content of 
each issue I have received jo far. You hav* 
really excelled yourselves with January's 
CaverDisk of Protect 43, What a brilliant 
word processor' Thank you very much. 

Just a couple of questions (there's 
always a catch - Ed). When l set up the 
coni igy ration to my individual preferences 
and save to the program disk, the com- 
puter replies "'please insert volume pro- 
text_program^drsk in any drive", then asks 
"please insert dictionary/irtlHttes dusk in 
any drive*, after which it says "failed to 
copy printer driver to config file". 

However, when P go back into the pro- 
gram the changes have been made. Why 
all the disk requests? Am I doing some- 
thing wrong? 

iVTorpn Kaminski Horsham 

Protext as sold in the high street comes on 
two disks,, one for the program and one far 
the dictionary, though we've squeezed (he 
hesl brti from (he dfctktf&y drive onio the 
same disk os (be program for our CoverDjsJt. 

When Pretext configuration ti altered, the 
program thus hero™ , r confused os if tries of 
first to copy printer flies and so on from a 
disk which isn't available. 

Don't worry about the machine's error 


messages. As you Ye already pointed oof, the 
configuration utility works in spire of what 
Protext thinks. 

Trade war 

I have been following the news on GATT 
talks and so on with some interest, and it 
has occurred to me that the Amiga world 
could be badly affected by any 
possible trade war between 
Europe and the USA. 

Would I be right In thinking the vast 
majority of software and hardware is 
imported from across the Atlantic? I r ve just 
made a quick review of my own Amiga 
setup and, calculating the dollar value of 
the equipment and programs I have, then 
adding 14 per cent for the devaluation of 
the pound plus a further random figure of 
Len per cent for trade duties, I reckon 1 
would have paid about £250 more for my 
kit under today's conditions. 

I know the various politicians are doing 
their best to sort things out and that the 
real problem is to do with French farmers, 
but what if the worst comes to the worst? 

If only they would give us a definite 
answer or date for hostilities to commence 
At least that way I could bring forward any 
spending plans l have and save some 
money! 

fohn Baldwin, London 

You moy have spotted the odd news sfd/y 
concerning possible Amigo price rises in the 
new year. Du# to the fact that Amiga s are 
realty only assembled in Irvine os opposed fo 
bwrff from the ground up and that most elec- 
tronic components ore paid for in Mors, even 
if they don 't originate in the ll/JA- roughly £30 
could be s lapped on the price of oil A60Q and 
A! 200 machines. 

On the subject of a CATT-lnduced trade 
war ; even if such on ewnf come to pass it ti 
nighty unlikely lhaf trade tariffs would be 
imposed on electronic goods , as the main 
area of contention remains agricultural. 

You may end up paying more for your Paul 
Masson, but GAM ejpansrans and software 
should be unaffected. 


heading for Hell? 


I have owned an Amiga for two years now, and in both of those 
years Commodore have released new machines, causing incom- 
patibility problems. What I would like to know is when will it 
ever end, and how dead is the A500 Plus? 

is there any truth in the rumour that the A600 will be joining 
the A500 in that big open space known as hell? I was lortunate, 
or so I thought, to upgrade to the A500 Plus last year, thinking 
that I was sale For a few years. What now? 

I have also heard that the A1 200 is not as standard as 
Commodore would like it to be and wlil be upgrading Ft further 
next year, Is it really necessary to buy a 1 7DQ or am I all right for 
the moment? I 1 am very frustrated and upset that Commodore 
are forgetting us A5QQ owners. Maybe it's time to buy a PC. 

iVfrcJt Wrtior? r Harwell 

Hopefully, Commodore's policy of continually improving the Amiga 
range will never be dropped, and (he flow q I better, more powerful 
Amtgas will go on hr a long time fo come, Incompatibility problems 


are o pom in (fie backside, but unlike some rncmufocrurers fWho 
may or .may no( have released on avion relative to she turkey over 
Erie festive season), Commodore are not artemprtfrg to hkte the fact 
(riot the A1 200 is compatible with only abauf 60 per cent of Amiga 
games. 

At the moment, Commodore say they have no plans to s tap pro- 
ducing the A60Q, and it ti highly unlikely that they will The stated 
intention ti for the A6Q0 fo riecome the Commodore 64 of the 90s, 
and judging by the incredible pre-Christmas sales of this cheapest 
ever Amiga, the 4600 looks set (a continue for a while (famous Jbs( 
wards 1 - Ed). 

As for the A12Q0 being upgraded, there will be a number of 
third-party add-ons to boast (he machine's processing power , os 
you'li see from this ninth's news pages 

Vie ACA chipset may in the next couple of years be superseded 
by the AAA (triple A) Chips , but friti doesn't mean the machine ti 
going (o rie dropped. The A1200 is now the entry- level enthusiast 
mocriine and will remain so for of feai( o caupte of years. 


Falcon intrusion 


As a recent A 1200 owner, I was dis- 
gusted when, on Nicking through your 
lartuary issue, I came across an advert 
for the Atari Falcon! What Is the mean- 
ing; of this despicable act? Don’t you 
check the content of the adverts going 
into your hallowed pages or couldn't 
you care less about the Feelings of your 
loyal readers? 

Now on a lighter note, there's one 
thing niggIFng me about my new 
machine. It has a plastic blanking plate 
on the back and everyone else's is 
metal! Seriously, though, t can't find 
any big improvements over AmigaDOS 
I, Why are Commodore suddenly 
adding lots of numbers Id a little 
changed operatmg system? 

Finally, are there plans to release a 
CD drive far the A1 ZOO, and how about 
a 1.76Mb floppy? Where are all the 
third-party developers when you need 
them? Do I win £10 for spotting the 
Falcon blunder? 

Steve, Selby 

No, you don I receive £10 /or spatting 
what ti fairly obvious in the first place . Trie 
ud was paid for and the advertiser has the 
right fo advertise any product he or she 
pleases ; 

Obviously, with xenophobic responses 
such as yours being the norm in the Amiga 
world to any and all moves made by the 
Slone-aged ST range, response to frie ad 
will be so poor that it will probably not 
run for long, Triti ti a cose of the readers 
deciding which ads go in the magaiine . 

As for KkkHart 3.0, If you think tew 
changes were mode fo accommodate a 
fully 32 hit machine with vastly different 
chips , 256 cofours, f . 76 Mb floppies, and 
so on, you have a measure lor change 
which can only he described as geo/oglc qJ, 

You weren't the only Amigo user who 
frowned when the A UWs floppy turned 
oaf fo be of the old 8&Qk variety . 
Commodore have no p/ons os yef fo 
install the HD froppres as standard r but 
several companies , prominent among 
whom k Power Computing, are develop- 
ing J.76Mb external floppies as we go to 
press. 

Lafesf reports are that the drives ore 
nof /ufly supported by the A1200 s I/O 
chips,, a fricE which our tech ed J Dave, is 
trying to clarify wrth Commodore, and 
Power have said fhal the resulting rater- 
face could pmh up rhe price at the add-on 
drives. Keep an eye on AC AS and (he news 
pages for distaffs as we receive them. 

The A670 CD POM drive should , 
according to Commodore, be available 
now, although a spring launch is more 
likely. The device will lake advantage of 
the PCMCIA s lot on the machine's left- 
hand side, and if all you A600 and A 1200 
owoe n woufld like Commodore to supply a 
pass-through slat lor further expansion. 
now is (he time ta write (o (hem for us]. 


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e'll open with an old 
favourite that's had some 
Stfff competition in recent 
but has once again silenced its 
rt« with a series of improvements 
■‘e affirms its position at the top of 
T* <" -Mr -processing tree. 

T " package, or should I say family of 
■ n Question comes from those 
o’! the computer image, AS DC. 
«£ ugh [he upgrade in question primar- 
#jr : :rctrns Morph Plu^ thss in turn 
iputfi directly to our old friend ADPro, 
is i"- improvement in one becomes a 
tera ; asset between both. 

T'e changes revolve primarily around 
•arution and batch processing. Areas in 
the ADPro of old made hard work 
d k especially considering the programs 
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processor designed to appease even the 
most irate animator. 

Alas at the time ASDG were naive 
enough to think that busy users would 
then make the additional effort to write 
the scripts which the ADPro and Fred 
combination could (hen incorporate into 
iheir batch processing exploits. 

This was simply not the case as few 
took up the challenge of Afiexx script 
writing which in effect left the potentially 
excellent Fred rather redundant. 

At last the ADPro software engineers 
have come to their senses and released 
what the vast majority of users have been 
waiting for - a version of Fred that comes 
complete with a mouth-watering sec- 
tion of p re-written ARexx scripts which 


¥wt oJiolVirr jfprtsb backdrop 
about to tv wiped owoy 

can be easily incorporated within Fred 
without even an ounce of ARexx aware- 
ness on the part of the user. 

For example, you can now load any 
number of frames in any format, apply the 
operators you want, render the results in 
the resolution and formal of your choice 
and then save out as an IFF, Jpeg or even 
a complete animation. 

By pure chance the reference to anima- 
tion leads us on to the next major 
improvement in the form ol two addi- 
tion a! dithering modes, both of which 
produce excellent results but perhaps 
equally important use only a fraction of 
the deltas employed within ADPro' s origi- 
nal dithering modes. The end result is 


This month spring 
cleaning starts in 
earnest with a 
whole host of 
revisions ranging 
from ray tracing 
to 


smaller liles sizes and in turn an increase in 
speed during playback, 

In the past I admit to bemg one of the 
First to com plain about the lack of easy 
automation within the ADPro environ- 
ment. Now however I'm more than happy 
to take it all back as in my opinion at last 
the ASDG image processing system is 
complete. 

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MorphPlus, and of course Fred, AS DC can 
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itself speaks volumes for the quality of the - 
product in the fickle world of software. 
Even though faidy elderly It nevertheless 
remains the Amiga's premier dedicated 
vkteo tiller. 

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package as yet a brief synopsis is in order. 
lt J i true that presentation/multimedia 
packages such as Sea la do an effective job 
as both presentation systems and pseudo 
titlers. 

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of the relatively new Super-hi-res screen 
modes offered by machines equipped 
with the ECS chipset and above found 
within machines such as the A50O Plus, 
A600, A1 200, and A4QQQ, 

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Denise, the program car now display in 
13^0 x 5 SO pixels, providing a true 35 
nanosecond pixel Fesalutmn that's equiva- 
lent to full commercial broadcast quality - 
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system. Unlike- many pseudo-titling sys- 
tems, BT2 offers full video spec overscan 
in among a whale host of professional 
titling essentials including a selection of 
high quality anti-aliased lonts which can 
be expanded via two font packs offering 
20 new anti-aliased fonts. 

If that's not enough for your particular 
graphic appetite, a bitmap font converter 
comes with the package allowing the user 
to convert standard bitmapped fonts into 
their anti-aliased BT 2 alter egos. 

Super hi-res is not the only display plat- 
form offered by the software, as both 
standard and super hi-res text can be 
mixed on the same page - although not 
on the same line. 

As you can see from the screenshots, 
the package can present an impressive 
array of colours on a single page - up to 
320 in fact - regardless of the machine 
the package is running on. 

This is particularly impressive when you 
consider that non-ACA Amigas have a 
maximum of just 16 colour when operat- 
ing In N-rei, 

Although the 320 offered by BT2 
appears to be something of a minor mira- 
cle - as ever - there's a small price to paid 
as the software will not allow multitasking. 
In fact to exit the package you must 
re-boot the machine. 

A2as, the aforementioned screenshots, 
allhough colourful, cannot relate an 
equally powerful aspect of the package, 
namely the huge variety of effects that can 
be applied to either entire pages or indi- 


vidual lines. Unfortunately it's impassible 
to apply page and line effects on the same 
page but in practice it's a small price to 
pay for the exceptional colour and the 
quality of the available effects* 

Having raved about these varied Fea- 
tures it's time for the bad news, which pi> 
marily revolves around the price - at a 
little aver £250 it's just about as much 
bad news as most people can handle on 
the average day. 

Stili r as someone undoubtedly once 
said, you pay for what you get and in the 
case of BT2 you get a broadcast-quality 
product that may not be as simple to 
operate as some but nevertheless provides 
as-yet unparalleled performance for the 
professions videophile. 


Hot news from Activa 


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HB Marketing on: 0753 636000 
Price £255.50 


While we’re on the subject of ray tracing, it’s time for a quick mention lor I he 
Scandinavian creators of Real 3D who are about to release their Sequel to Real 3D 
vl,4 later this month. 

At a recent visit to Alternative Image I was lucky enough to get a sneak previe* 
of the package which as yel is untitled but nevertheless reveals a degree of powe- 
and complexity which puts even cur old friend Imagine to shame, especially com 
cerning animation, 

As ever, AC will be the First to bring you the definitive review as and when the 
package is released, but for the time being I can confirm that the aforementioned 
Real 3D 1,4 Turbo will be retailing For fust £60 when its all new replacement hit- 
the streets. 

This is nothing short of Astonishing considering the former price tag of the 
package approached £300 prior to this 
new release obviously Activa have a lot 
of confidence In the appeal of the new 
program. Let’s hope their confidence is 
well founded... 


For more details contact Alternative 
Image on r 0533 ^40041 
Price for Rea 1 3D v2 as yet to be 
confirmed. 


The Essen 
Imagine 


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IF you're among the ever-growing band of 
Amiga 3D modelling ajid fay tracing fanat- 
ics, the word Imagine will be a familiar one. 
Although a real enthusiasts' package in its 
early days, it has now matured into an 
almost unrivalled ray tracing and animation 
system. 

Due to the success and complexity of the 
package a family of support products have 
appeared including a number of reference 
books designed to complement the rather 


vague manual. How the add-ons have 
spread into the software in the form of 
Essence, a collection of 65 all-new textures 
which via inte’li-heads are compatible with 
all versions of Imagine and its predecessor 
Turbo Silver. 

Unlike various supplementary ray trac- 
ing products. Essence are mathematical 
textures and not brushmaps r which 
means that each individual point on the 
object is mathematically shaded rather 
than simply wrapped in a- brushmapped 
skin which all to often produce less than 
perfect results. 

In addition, because all the textures are 
mathematically generated they will not 
degrade no matter haw dose you ;aom 



in to the object, plus there's the equa 
important ability to customise the tex 
to your own design. 

For example, the si£e of the texture 
be completely controlled and this incl 
altitude textures which produce the ill 
of ridges or bumps on the surface of 
object. 

A particularly fine example of the ac 
tages offered hy mathematical generate r 
the Mandelbrot texture which wh 
zoomed in on reveals more and mare or 
without losing any clarity. 

Animation is another strength of the c< 
lection as the textures themselves car 
animated within a sequence. In the case 
the assorted fractal noise offerings this : 
mean swirling clouds of gas or smr 
within the anim. 

An equally impressive ami useful a 
lion is a digital dock display which can 
defined to as many decimal points as i 
wish then automatically animated with 
the scene to produce countdowns ar 
assorted control panel displays. 

Fortunately the collection doesn't cor 
entirely of glamour effects - in fact there s 
reasonable selection of utility textu 
which are ideal for everyday scenes. 

Such textures Include numerous fk i 
coverings, marble, bricks and checks “3 
both spheres and cylinders, tree bark plui 
series of transition textures which can 
course be animated as required. 

As you can see, Essence is what nm 
Imagine fans have been waiting for, but 
usual anything to do with Imagine tends 
be to rather complicated. 

This is personified by the various fra 
noise textures which have an entire chaptej 
ot the manual devoted to them in a fain 
unsuccessful attempt to explain the * 
proper application. 

In short, if you're an experience 
imagine user Essence is highly retomJ 
mended. However for the newcomer I'd 
strongly Suggest another six months witn 
the Imagine manual before investing in t 
collection you may not be quite 
ready for. 


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tycoon with the first AC A full-colour DTP package, PageSetter 3 


- .awns wide enough for another 
. - es to survive in the resulting ecologi- 
cal n*che. 

The problem is that the niche has very 
well defined and difficult to meet survival 
requirements, and only the tightly 
designed inhabitants are going Eo make it 
through the winter, 

PageSetter 3 (PS 3), with its evolutionary 
history, has a running start in that the 
essential elements are all in place to begin 
witfc The program's designers long ago 
decided exactly which features Lo leave in 
and which to exclude in order Lo fend off 
the smart Alec wordpnxessors while not 
impinging on Pro-Page's market, 

Version three of the program is simply a 
logical step on from the PageSetter 2 era, 
taking advantage of the new AG A chips to 
bring true colour DTP to the Amiga for the 
first time. The program has never been 
designed to produce long documents and, 
though capable of handling multiple- page 
riyers or fanzines, is not the ideal tool for 
such fobs. 

In reality, the package lacks a master 


page facility, will not create or view left 
and right facing pages, and is best used diS 
a simple page layout utility for such publi- 
cations as advertisements, single pagefty- 
en, and business cards. 

Page size can he up to 1? inches 
square, but most will settle for the stan- 
dard selection of A4 r AS, A3, and so on 
which are available at the click of a 
button. 

As usual, custom pages can be created 
by simply choosing a measuring system 
(only two - Inches or centimetres - are on 


offer), l hen providing values for width and 
height. 

Once the page creation process is com- 
plete and the user has a page on-screen 
complete with columns, the first fob he or 
she will want to do is import some text or 
jazz up the page with a graphic or two. 

Unfortunately, though text importation 
is not a problem, graphics must be in 
either IFF b-tmap (ILEM) or ProDraw clip 
format. 

No other popular DTP format, such as 
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), TIFF, or the 


IFF DR2D structured drawing standard is 
recognised, so although the supported 
graphics cover most of the dip art avail- 
able in the public domain and any output; 
from packages such as DPaint, PS3 will be 
unable to communicate with many art 
packages. 

For example, SoftLogik's Art Expression, 
reviewed elsewhere in this issue, saves Its 
files in EPS arid DR2U, both accepted 
standards. 

However, it does not support the Gold 

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Output options 

Printing Is one area in which PageSetter 3 is very dose to 
the more expensive DTP packages. Both PostScript and 
non-PostScript printing are supported, and though the 
non-PostScript option is labelled JI Dot Matrix", P53 is quite 
happy talking to the gaggle of bubblejet and inkjet pnnters 
currently popular among Amiga owners. 

PostScript support, remarkably enough For a mid-range 
package, includes full colour PostScript, with control over 
roll paper printers such as the linotypes used to produce 
film for professional printers. 

In addition, the user can scale the page, define X/Y off- 
sets and halftone screen density, choose between landscape 
and portrait, or decide to print a draft copy to test a layout. 

There's also a print to disk facility and downloadable 
fonts can be included by clicking a toggle switch. In all, 
there's little which the average user could wish for which 


has not been included. 

Non -PostScript printing is equally well catered for, 
Unlike most packages I can think of, scaling is included as 
an option on the dot matrix requester, accompanied by 
the more common density buttons, a landscape option, 
and dithering controls. Colour printing is supported and ail 
non-PostScript output can be printed at up to 300dpi. For 


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drive re, augmented by specific shareware programs, will 
have to be used. 

Final non-PostScript output quality is therefore more or 
less dependent on the printer and printer driver rather than 
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Disk ProDraw standard, demonstrating the 
latest example of the petty lack of co- 
operation between manufacturer? which 
has bedevilled the Amiga market since 
day one. 

This complaint aside, FS3 has inade- 
quate graphic support, even tor a mid- 
range package, and should support at 
least the EPS format if it is to make good 
its claim to be a "complete desktop pub- 
lishing system". 

Text support is much better, and there 
are filters for popular wordprocessors such 
as FroWrite and excellence] (note that no 
British WPs are supported), as well as Ascii 
and PC-style Ascii, so there should be Few 
problems on the text front at least. 


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If previously available text or graphics 
are not used, the P£3 owner can take 
advantage of either the Article Editor or 
Graphics Editor for the creation of text 
and graphics From within PageSetter. Both 
programs are included with the package 
and both are hotlinked For ease of use, 
though using them in this way requires 
about 2Mb RAM. 

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Unlike ProPage, PS3 has no ARexx support and thus no 
macros (or Genies as Gold Disk insists on calling them), 
and the lack of any general hotlinking capacity, not even 
the Workbench 2/3 hot links used by programs such as 
Final Copy II and ^Vord worth Z f is irritating . 

Communication between as many packages as possi- 
ble makes for the ideal productivity environment, but as 
Commodore have done little to promote Dynamic Data 
Exchange (DDE), and few manufacturers have adopted 
the SoflLogik MotEJnks package, there is precious little 
talking going on. 

ARexx is as close as the Amiga comes to a common, 
language, but as it is only spoken by those prepared to 
learn a programming language it is not acceptable as a 
punter-based standard. 

On the other hand, though ol mors use to we non- 
programmers, sticking lo a cobbled together in-house 
standard and throwing in a couple of editors is not an 
acceptable alternative to working with other manufactur- 
ers or Commodore to establish a DDE standard. 


Edit menu For 
Page Setter to load 
the program and pass 
any text in the box to 
it, ready for changes. 

When editing is 
complete, quitting 
out of the Article 
Editor returns the 
edited text to PS3 
and the user can con- 
tinue with page 
Fayout. 

Faster editing and 
the ability to change 
text without doing so 
In the clumsy envi- 
moment of a DIF package are the main 
advantages of the system, but as the 
Article Editor is really a Cut-down version of 
Cold Disk's Trans write wordprocessar it 
would also suffice as a basic first line text 
engine. 

The Graphics Editor is capable of editing 
32 -colour I IBM graphics and passing them 
back and forth in a similar fash ion, and has 
enough features to act as a simple stan- 
dalone paint package, but as it is incom- 
patible with any other type of graphic its 
use is limited. I would have been much 
happier if a link between PS 3 and ProDraw 
3.0 had been supplied. 

Within FS3 itself, graphics 
Lools available from the on- 
screen tool box include line, 
rectangle, polygon, and 
ellipse, any of which can 
have user defined colour, 
line weight, fill, and 11 ill pat- 
tern. 

There is no facility for gra- 
dient fills (vignettes), but 
these can be added by own- 
ers of ProDraw 3.0, so those 
users in need of high impact 
pages should find most of 
their needs satisfied. 

Design limitations include 
no rotate facility and a lack 
of skew or flip, but possibly 
the most inflexible aspect of 
PS3 is Gold Disk's Fordian 
Insistence on boxes, which 
can be any shape 50 long as 
they're rectangular. 

As text will flow only 
around a box, and as even 
the built-in ellipse drawing 
tool creates an ellipse sur- 
rounded by a box, automatic 
text flow around irregular 
objects is impossible. 

The program handles text 
flow for you, but only 
because there is no choke as 
to how it is used. 

The resulting pages will 
alxvays look basically similar 
unless the user resorts to the 
incredibly old-fashioned 
method of making the target 
object permeable {so text 
would normally flow straight 
through it), then surround- 
ing It with several small invis- 
ible boxes round which the 


A palliative palette 


It was with a certain amount of pain that professional 
Amiga users watched the Mac stroll away with the 
lucrative DTP market back in the bad old days wFien 
the Amiga could only muster 16 colours in any 
decent resolution, so the release of the AG A chips 
and the first Full colour DIF package comes as a 
great relief. 

Though hardly a professional package, PS3 is 
nonetheless much more useful for colour productions 
than either ProPage 3-0 or Page Stream 2.2 simply by 
virtue of its use of 236 colours. 

These are displayed quickly, dithered almost as 


rapidly as Final Copy II handles its graphics, and 
make judging whether a certain colour of headline 
suites the picture it will sit beside much easier. 

Any 24-bit or HAMS IFF imported for use in P53 is 
automatically converted to 256 colours, a process 
which can rake a long time with large files, but once 
on-screen Lhey can be moved around quickly and eas- 
ily^ despite the fad that the on-screen picture might 
represent an image file of well over a megabyte. 

Users wishing to take advantage of this sort of DTP 
work should be aware that at least 3Mb RAM is 
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text will flow. This is a rime consuming, 
but effective, cheat's method oS creating 
the appearance of irregular text Flow, and 
one which Gold Disk themselves seem to 
have used on the back of the Page-Setter 
packaging. 

Another slightly dodgy piece of infor- 
mation on the packaging is the claim chat 
P53 "supports AGFA Compugraphic and 
PostScript type 1 fonts". Strictly speaking, 
P53 supports only Compugraphic Fonts, 
and will use Type 1 fonts only after con- 
version using the Gold Disk font manager 
program supplied with the package. 

However, font manager has problems 
with shareware Type 1 fonts, the most 
common among Amiga users, as it looks 
for official AFM Files used by commercial 
fonts., Utilities are available in shareware 
libraries to create AFM (Adobe Font 
Metric) files from the PFB printer font files, 
but the process is a lengthy one. 

Happily, several companies, among 
them EM Computergraphic, George 
Thompson Services, and the Font Shop 
(see the Locator for details), now offer col- 
lections of Compugraphic fonts, so the 
problem h not as severe as it was a 
year ago. 

In all, PageSetter 3.0 is a flawed prod- 
uct, but not flawed enough to put it out 
of commission. At its present retail price, it 
still offers the best value-for-money bud- 
get DTP solution around, with the only 


possible competition coming in the form 
□F Final Copy II, 

Those without the resources to go for 
Page St re am or Pro Page would be well 
advised to grve PS3 a look, but I can't help 
thinking it would have been a much bet- 
ter producL if not designed by a company 
with the protection of its flagship product 
(PnoPage) in mind. 



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A1 200 disk 
problems 

lW,i i**eks ago I [purchased a new AT 200 
Ar?n:i which works very well on iti Own. 
||*hfr there is a probtem - it does not 
- - f thef of my external drives. Thpse are 
880s and both are fine on the 
Ar*ga 500. 

' € trouble arises when reading from 
v- taX in the external drive. Quite ran- 
Gccr^y it will start claiming that there is a 
*tf ad Error on block ?TT - not the same 
> * each time. When I click on cancel it 
t - r_ 73 on as normal The trouble is quite 
r tfrmiltent but is annoying when it 
occurs. 

= j^hermore, occasionally it refuses to 
oad a disk saying that the disk is 
*NBOS", Remove and replace the disk 
and 4 i runs OK, This occurs with the disks 
: L>«ied with Lhe machine as well as 

older ones. 

I reported this matter to Wang who 
Jkiy bought another new Al 200 to try r 
ind I am sorry to say that the same thing 
KLturred. So it would seem that there is 
me incompatibility with Power 
Computing's PC 880 and the AT 200, 
i would be interested to know if you 
nave heard of anyone else having this 
problem. All the disks concerned give no 
trouble whatever in the Al 200's internal 
drive and I am convinced that none of 
The items are faulty. 

I have spoken to Commodore at 
Milton Keynes but they stated that they 
had not encountered the problem and 
that their own brand ot drives give no 
trouble. I would be pleased if you could 
throw some light on This matter. 

L C P Farmer, Northumberland 

The simple answer is that ! he PCS 80 is ml 
compatible with the A12QQ, but tfus is noi 
Power Computing's fault, ft's actually down 
to Commodore themselves. 

The older Amigas had two ground w.ires, 
ooe which was connected to (he outer 
metai cos-ing of the disk drive's connector 
and the other to one of the pins. 


Cammodore haw flow left one of (he ground 
wire s off, 

This results in fine noise occurring scune- 
thnes, which results in readfwnte errors. Thus 
ml only is the PC880 not compatible with 
the A12QQ but many other drives will display 
the same problem. 

Power have announced a PC8S0 drive 
specifically tor the AJ2Q0, so when ordering 
on external drive from them, be sure id state 
that ft is for use on the At 200, 


Unfortunately though, due fa the modifica- 
tions (hat haw fo be made to the drives fo 
make them compatible. Power have said the 
coif for an external Al 200 drive will be £5 
more. 

The good news is that Power are mating 
on interface for the A12Q0 which enables 
people who hove purchased (ter new A1200 
drive to read arid write I ,44Mb disks, as 
their external A120Q disk drive is already fit- 
ted with a 1.44Mb drive unit. 


How to fill that empty trap door 


I have an Amiga 500+ and the trapdoor on the bottom of my 
machine ts empty. I wondered if there is anything I can put 
in it other than a 1Mb RAM expansion card 7 

1 would also like to know what the best printer is for 
under OOO, Also Is the Philips CMSttMl a multisync moni- 
tor, and is productivity mode any good? 

Do you know any good ARexx manuals because I can't 
find anything on ARexx In my Amiga manuals. Why do 
Commodore supply software without telling you how to use 
ft? 

Mark Dhcon. Surrey 

Other Chan HAM expansions which contc in various size I from 
5 ? 2k, upwards, about the only other useful add-on which will fit 
the trap door expansion is a PC emulator. PC emulatOfi affow 
you to run PC software an your Amiga which five* you cdmpolf- 
biHty with virtually ah business software package s. 

As for which printer to buy far under £200, fftrs is not an easy 


question to answer because of the huge range of printers avail- 
ob/e for the Amiga series- Too hate not meaffoned whether or 
not you want to be able to do colour printing. If you only want 
to print in biack and while then I would suggest either the Canon 
6 / 10 for around £180 or the HP Qeskfet which ft about £300. 
Beth of these printers give good text quality and are easy to use. 

If you wish to print in colour then ft's a bit more difficult to 
recommend o model but you might like fo take a look at the 
Citizen Swift 240C or the Star t €24 2Q0C. both of which are 24- 
pin colour printers and cost fre/o w £300 if you lhap around. 

The Philips CM8833-H ft net a multisync monitor so U would 
ant be able to display productivity mode, which by the way ft 
extremely good. 

There are tefc of Aftexx book J on sale which can be found in 
most good book shops or In adverts in tbft mag. The reason why 
Commodore don't give manuals away on A flex* ft that not many 
people use ft and including the manuals wfth AtiHgas would put 
the cost up. 


Power Patch 

I have a problem with last month's PP 
program. It seems OK when loaded 
manually, but if entered in startup- 
sequence it gives error 104 (which I 
couldn't find), My Amiga 100 uses 
Workbench 1.3, and 1 have a second 
disk drive and TMb Supra SOORX. I have 
tried Kickstart 2 but this gave the same 
error. 

I hope this is fixable, as I'd like to be 
able to use this program with DPaint, 
and send the guy some money 

John Gray, London 

Unfortunately we don't have an Amigo 
1000 fa test your problem on. but if the 
program runs when coifed from CU and 
not from your startup-sequence then I 
would fry putting the command which 
cate PP in a different place in your startup- 
sequence. 


No sound 

I've bought a new Amiga A 6 DQ computer. 
When buying It I was told that 3 didn't 
need a monitor, so l thought fine. When I 
took it home and set it up I found that the 
sound didn't work. I tried undoing the 
plugs, wires and turned off ah the 
switches, then I started all ovef again. No 
matter how many times I tried this the 
results were still the same. Still no sound. 

So the first thing I would like to ask is 
what can I do to make the sound work? 
Also I was told by a friend that a monitor 
would be better than using the television. 

! want to know is this true? I would be 
very much appreciate it if you could help 
me by answering my questions. 

P Bahia, Middlesex 

On the back of Amigas with built-in TV mod* 
ulators there is small block switch next to 
the connector for the TV cable. Tbft switch is 
the problem - simply switch li to the other 
position and you should get sound through 
your TV. The switch ft used to select who! 
frequency the sound ft broadcast or?. 

■Monitors do give improved picture quality 
over TVs. This is due to the fact rhac before a 
TV can show the picture from your com- 
puter ■, the image musf be turned into a sig- 
nal which the TV can understand. This 
results In loss in picture quality. 

if you use a niaalrar the signal coming 
from your computer ft already in a format 
whkb the monitor can understand, so there 
is less Joss of quality and you get a far supe- 
rior picture. 


Copyright 

In the first place l would like to make a 
compliment to your famous magazine 
which t am a proud reader of and buy 
every month. I can say your magazine is 
very helpful to my problems and also the 
CoverBftks are really great! 

The articles in the magazine are very 
informative on all Amiga subjects, such as 

> 


Amiga Computing March 1993 


T echnicat Help A 


> 

the new CD-RQM : drive, and your game 
reviews are very nice to read. Anyway top 
on making this great magazine for the big 
group of Amiga users all over the world 
which l am one of. 

But now let's go to my own problem. I 
have an idea to write a sound-designer in 
Amos Basic such as GctaMED-Prof or 
SoundTracker, but ! don't now how to start 
it. 1 have tried to make a startup screen but 
that's where the line ends. Also I don't 
know if I will gel any problems with copy- 
right problems with so many programs 
already existing, 

Please can you help me with this big 
problem because I'm completely closed in., 
Also can you tell me if 1 should write this in 
C? I hope to hear soon what the answer is 
for my problem and send greetings to 
everyone on the magazine. 

Tfteo Y/ietwtfQ, Hotfond 

On [he copyright situation, os tong os your 
program doesn’t look too much tike o pro- 
gram wftjci? already exists and you haven't 
just faten [heir code and ottered it s tightly 
then you wtff be OK. 

Now dawn to which programming fan- 
guage (a use. By the sound of it you 1 already 
know how to use Amos so l wuufd slick to 
Amos - and with the D-iam commands whkh 
we gave a way on the CoverDtsk in February's 
issue the rusk wifi be u lot more simple. 

OctaMED player 

First of all, congratulations an a great mag. 
Secondly, l am having trouble using songs 
that \ make on OctaMED. You see I am try- 
ing to put a song in the startup-sequence 
using the command "Octamedplayer 
name", ie name=song title. 

Everything goes ail right, that is the 
Workbench screen comes up and the song 
plays. However a message appears saying 
"CTRL-C to continue". 

The trouble is that I want the music to 
keep playing through whatever comes next 
in the startup-sequence ie pictures and the 
like. However, nothing else will happen 
until you press Ctrl-C, which stops the 
music, 

l have tried the songs on other mu$ic 
slayers with no reward. There is a lot of 
info on the disk^ such as Read Me files, but 
they seem only to be talking to people with 
an A-Level in computer lingo. 

Can you please tell me how to do this as 
OctaMED is a brilliant program for muses 
like myself and it would be a shame to go 
back to non muso-friendly progs to get a 
bit of music on your demos. 

5 Mcifennu,. N Ireland 

The problem is that when you call up 
Octohi £D ft is nof returning back to your 
startup-sequence unrtf it has finished playing 
your tune, so the answer is to tell OctaMED to 
start running and then return control back to 
your riartup'Segoence. 

This can be done by adding the line: 

run >nil: <ni L ; Cc tandoUvi 1- langnue 



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advice S I R v I C I 


Muddy pictures 


NDOS hard disk 

am having problems with my A59Q hard 
drive. My setup Is an A$D0 1.3, 1 / 2 Mb 
trapdoor upgrade,. extra externa! drive, 
Citizen 224 colour printer, and of course 
the A590 hard drive with 1Mb upgrade. 

By accident one day, I started to ini- 
tialise my A590. Upon realising my error I 
did a soft reset. This didn't do much for 
my hard drive, I can tell you. 

l then re-prepped and re-formatted it 
and reloaded the back-up information 
back onto It, and it worked for a while, 
but now when I use the hard drive all i get 
is a message saying that it is not a DOS 
disk. As there are no other disks in any 
other drives it has to mean the hard drive. 

1 have tr^ed to re-prep and re-format 
again but to no avail. I would be very 
grateful if you could help me out in any 
possible way. Thanks for all your help and 
also a great magazine, 

C Mitchell ; Queen's Own hussars 

It sound's like you have quite a serious prob- 
lem. Your best bet is to get hold of a FD disk 
containing some hard drive utilities, and do 
a check on ygar hand drive to see if has been 
irreparably damaged or whether there & just 
o damaged sector. 

There ore plenty of companies in this 
nwig which will be able to supply the soft- 
ware you require, it may be fftof you might 


hove o virus which is causing the problem if 
so don't panic - with Che aid of o good vim s 
killer you wjtf be able to get the hard drive to 
work again if ffruf js the ease 

Faster 

3 am interested in buying a hard drive lor my 
A5CKJ. and I read with interest your supple- 
ment to the December issue. As I am a rela- 
tively new Amiga owner (ten months to be 
exact), l am lost in the minefield of Amiga 
penpherals. 

I would l ike to add an accelerator board as 
well, having seen Micro-prow Grand Rrix on a 
friend's A12M (amazing!), and would dearly 
like my Amiga to handle the graphics as 
smoothly as that 

I understand 1 can get a combo drive from 
GW, with bath of these add-ons in il r but 
this is going beyond my small budget (I’m 
only a student!) by some margin. 1 read 
about SIMM chips for extra RAM, and blitter 
chips for god knows what r and I'm com- 
pletely bewildered to say the least. 

What ts the difference between chip and 
fast RAM, as my A12D0 friend said t r d need 
more chip RAM to make graphics smoother? 

On to the matter of the accelerator, how- 
fast would it need to be to make things 
faster? I use Vista quite a lot, and I am end- 
lessly fed up of waiting an hour to get a half 
decent picure. 

1 understand that the A1 ZOO runs at about 
l4MHi r whereas tha Amiga 500 runs at 


I wonder il you can help me? I own an 
Amiga 500 Ftus with an external drive, 
and I have recently bought a Panasonic 
KX-P2123 colour printer, which t use 
with DPainl: III. 

My problem Is that when I prim nui 
pic lures they are generally very dark Lind 
always banded, is there a program, 
preferably PD to keep the price down, 
that will reclily this? 

fan Richards Hants 

There is a FD program whrtf? Lnfl help you 
out it i ft? ytMif problem called Print Studio. It 
is available from trwsi good PD libraries but 
if you leave frwbte heating i\ fJFt^jrr gw Vatty 
PD u mg on 09 J -587- M 9$ . 

4ho, rtir problem you have described 
moy be down to your ribbon, so fry oftatfier 
ribbon and set the density la about 2in your 
prets drawer. Hopefully dm will help 


7,1 4MHz. I have been advised to buy the 
Al ZOO, but as I'm only a leisure user, with no 
need for 32-bit graphics or sound, this seems 
a waste of time, not to mention money. 

What do you recommend I do? Please 
help a very ailing Amiga user to become a lit- 
tle more wise, and have a better computer. 

tee Toytor, York 

First of all l hate to coned yoa but rhe AJ200 
doesn't have 32-hit graphics or sound in fact if 
has 32-b\t process and 24-M graphics and 
only the same sound as before. 

Now with that out of the way the G VP is 
rftdtof the -bert hard drive con iha around, but 
□ f about £679 for an 80Mb drive and a 
4QMHz processor if is certainty not cheap . 

Personally I would setf your existing ASOO 
and then buy the AJ2Q& with ray a 60Mb hard 
drive and also the Microtomes .memary/co^pro- 
cessor card. A 1 , 1 of thl s wtf cost around £670 tf 
you shop a round. 

You wfil then have a machine whrtft wili run 
considerably foster then year otef one and have 
the added boms of far s upenor graphics. Even 
though the cost fs v.-ftaoiiy the same either way 
tt is better to spend the money on a new 
machine rulher than frytfrg to fix up an oki one. 


Incorrect diagram 


t There was an error in January's AC AS pages concerning the 
memory switching diagram. Contrary to what is shown on the 
diagram, there should be no connection between track 4 and 
the switch. The correct version is printed below. 

If you followed the printed instructions carefully there 
should have been, no problem, as it was only the diagram that 


was incorrect. Attempting the alteration following the incor- 
rect diagram will result in a grEeri screen and possible damage 
to your machine. 

Obviously when Amiga Computing prints tips from readers 
which other readers decide to undertake then this is done so 
on the readers own fesponsibilfty. 


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cros-sworrfs, word searches eft. it's amazing y 
easy to use anti features simpl® point ft click 

□ Cuung. PLAYn'RAVE 2- £4,60- (+*). PiayYi'Rnv* 
allowE you to produce greal demo'e ju*l Irka 
Dgrial Concert A TEF Giga-mis, easily and p*Q- 
Fessionally. Link Trackef modules together to pro- 
duce an amazingly tong and varied mus-ic track. 
An ®M£etlen1 piece of programming 

□ OLGoa. DRAGON TILES- 1+*}. (New Version I 
Very hot indeed Ihit the largest eellir^ DLR 
Eltle abound. Its basically a PAIR IT lyp® game 
with hunditedl d levels ft gr&atl gmiphlts. M's also 
received rave reviews every whote- """ 

VIDEO PROD. 

□ TV GRAPH ICS. £ 4 ^), 

U VIDEO APPLICATIONS- \2 dlsKfl). £ 4 ). 
CAPTIGNATOfi £♦>• 

il . VIDEO WIPES- H- 

□ {CLR) VIDEO TITLER. (£3 50) 

□ HUGE FONTS DISKS 1-3 4+^)- 

□ INSORiPT (+). 

□ R$l DEMO MAKER H 

□ SUBTITLER <4f. 

SLIDESHOW GENERATOR V3 1 ]*). 

□ EYE CATCHER CLIP-ART <+■*■) 

□ HEAD LINE FONTS, f^j, 

□ VIDEO EDITORS KIT [+). Fof aJl Ihew h®rd te 
do little jobs 

ICONS 

□ ICONS GALORE. (+*). Loa^ ol 'em 

□ ICONS GALORE 2. |> A ). Parted lor WBZ.xk. 
ICON MAGIC. £+ A >. ^DO'a of leone. 

! ICONS FOR ALL l**) Mega amounts 

KIDDIES DAMES 

C JUMPY Cute platform 9 am# (*■), 

□ Vfl^ARD WORLD Easy but adtfctive.(-H. 

□ BOUNCE N BLAST Cut® m Ma.m* gam*e {+) 

□ DONKEY KONG. ( 4 |i. An all lime clas&c 
SUPER PACMAN 92. £+). Totally br ll 
PETER'S QUEST, ft) Another cutey 
FWUFF £+}. Save all the Fwuri's 

□ DR MARIO. (4-f. A Tetris My to game 


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PP fnees psr dish 

t SlnglE disk £3 m f-5 disks ...E2 ffO &®ti 

6-1 P dlEkg £1 . 75 Htth 1 1 -£Q rl^ks £f .50 d*fi 

?U disks . r ....E1.25 eart 


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OVERSEAS ORDERS 

D-crcGM nrriEis i.ic ■ekert’-S. but pkaic add 25p IP fash fliSk 
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what's 

new for the 

Amiga 

Come and find out what's new and pick up 

show bargains at the same time. 
Music, Business, Education, Games 


Purchase 



«|fi WEM BLEY 

Sponsored by: 


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February to 
save money 
and avoid 
the queues. 

Ticket prices on the door: £G 

Under 10's, Students, QAPs 
and unemployed: £4 
(identification required* 


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AMIGA 

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Nedresl I U lpc atauuii 




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jolitan and Jubilee Lines) 
>aces 


In advance: £5 
and 

Under 10 ‘s; £3 


hotline: 


Majorfeatur^irea^ncludin^/irtuanieaiity^iectroiu^^^ 

Music and The Home Office. Competitions. Advice centres | 

and terrific bargains. Also on show - ctmincter 

products for PC. Acorn. Atari machines V\t StlTlinsU 1 

and games consoles hXHIBl 1 1C >NS 

Westminster 
■ Exhibitions 
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Lor phone 0726 68020 to book with credit card 


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KT1 1ER 


All irademartos 
IradenfiiTiBB are- the 
properly pi ihe respective 
manufacturers. 







Vouchers 


MICRODEAL 

£5 OFF 

the special show price of 
PFM+ 

■Yhen this voucher b presented to our stand 

MICRODEAL 

a OFF 

the special show price of 
Pro Midi Interface 

Where this voucher *s presented to our stand 

OASTEINER 

£10 OFF RRP 

Gasteiner 1/2 meg RAM 
for Amiga 500 (RRP £ 24 . 95 ) 

When this vouchef is presented to our stand 

AMIGA 

TUiwmia 

AMIGA 

AMIGA 

GASTEINER 

£7 OFF RRP 

Golden Imaqe/Gasteiner 
new 400api mouse 
(RRP £19,95) 

When this voucher is presented to our stand 

AMIGA 

GASTEINER 

£9 OFF 

Gasteiner auto-sensing 
joystick/mouse switcher 
(RRP £19.95) 

When this voucher is presented to our stand 

AMIGA 

COMPO SOFTWARE 

A new mouse for your 
Amiga will cost just £5 

When this voucher is presented to our stand 

AMIGA 

COM PO SOFTWARE 

A further 10% off the 
special show price of mem- 
ory upgrades for Amiga 
500s, 500+s and 600s 

When this voucher h presented to our stand 

AMIGA 

lmwywa 

AYR 

£1 OFF 

the special show price of 
Stereo Master - the 
complete package 

When this voucher is presented to our stand 

AMIGA 

AYR 

£2 OFF 

the special show price of 
Video Master 

When this voucher is presented to our stared 

AMIGA 

AYR 

£10 OFF 

the special show price of 
Clarity 1 6 

When this voucher is presented to our stand 

AMIGA 

CARE ELECTRONICS 

£1 OFF 

the special show price of 
Deskjetand Bubblejet ink refills 

When this voucher is presented to our stand 

AMIGA 

C ARE ELECTRONICS 

£1 OFF 

the special show price of 
Fiexidump 2 

When this voucher is presented to our stand 

AMIGA 


Thew vouchm are redeemable only at thi 7lb Intemaiiaml Computer Show and are valid sublet to availability of the products they discount on. 

Photocopies ore not allowed and each voucher can ortfy be used ome. Vouchers cannot be oceuni t/krted 




The 7th international 
Computer Show - incorporat- 
ing the 16-Bit Computer 
Show and sponsored by 
Amiga Computing - spe- 
cialises in everything for 
Amiga enthusiasts, it's being 
held on February 19, 20 
and 21 at the Wembley 
Conference and Exhibition 
Centre in London. 

We have 50 free tickets to 
give away! All you need do to 
stand a chance of saving the 
£6 entrance fee is complete 
the entry form . 



The first 50 correct 
answers drawn out of the 
hat collect the tickets! 


ENTRY FORM 


| QUESTION: Which magazine is sponsoring the show? 


I 

| Name __ = 

| Address ___ _ 

- Fostcode Day lime telephone 

Entries lo be in by- February 10, 7 993 

Send to; Amiga Computing Show Competition,, Europress Direct, 
PG Box 2 r Ellesmere Pori, South Wirral 165 3EA, 

L - 


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THE FIRST 
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OPEN 7 DAYS 4 WEEK 


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AUTHORISED DEALERS FOR 
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In any correspondence please quote 
a phone number fir postcode. Allow 
5 working days for cheque clearance 

All prices include VAT and 
Standard Delivery in the UK 
" All hardware/computers 
are genuine UK spec, 

3 Free Fast Standard 4 to 7 
day Delivery 
£ Guaranteed 2 to 3 day 
Delivery only £2.50 

• Guaranteed Next Day 
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•Open sevendays a weekfor 
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• Overseas orders welcome 

SALES ^TECHNICAL 

24 HOUR MAIL ORDER 
SERVICE 6 LINES/. 1 

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FOR DESPATCH & RETURNS 
ENQUIRES TEL. 0512 637988 

PLEASE ADDRESS ALL 
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Prices are subject to change 


without notice. EifOE, 



FIRST COMPUTER CENTRE (leeds) Tel: 0532 319444 


AMIGA 1200 £379.991!! 

! This hai got cp be tht b-r-i r A rnj|a under £490.00 w a r 
; producad True 12 fail iKhnol^ bated 4« eh t 04030 
Chip rwrinihj' at 14 2 Hlii «-nd the new A A cuxtom 

The I 200 reprexente the future of [he Ami^ 
Buy iL'fCttmet with Wrjfxbrncln 1 

AMIGA S00 Plus only £254.99 
Cartoon Classics Pack 

'.'omts with Lem'ri^p. C pu 1 Planet Thefimi--.- ifii A D>Fimt 3 

AMIGA 500 Cartoon Classics Deluxe 

Only £349,99 p|ff? bulk 4h ROftilurer 2 0411. 1 

t 

AMfGA6O0Basep.ick.......£274.99 

* 

AM/GA &00 20HD The Epic pack 

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Pursuit Dkiionary , .Language Lab A Dci-uiu- Paine 3 

only £364.99 Jing On Site M-Hiftterart cep 

t 

The A600 Wild, Weird & Wicked 

UK Micro Prrii£ Grififl Pm, Dt-iui-r- PaeiE 3 , Putt* A Puthpwir 

only £3 1 9,99 

A6Q0 Deluxe only £3 19,99 

A 60 OH D Deluxe only £509.99 

inc. ROM -EJharc-, wirh I.) ft 2 05 ftDH i ffltahiftj 
iiKwripKibilny ■ thit^ «r the put. The AftOII HD 
D^hirte-cuftprs with a Buik m 10 Mb hare drive 

Just add 37.99 for a 2 Mb $00 Deluxe!! 

■SfEG^ THEAMAZING I 
ZOOL PACK!! 

Complete with the best idling: 
•ZOOL (97m Amiga Computing, Nov 92) 
•STRIKER (94% CU Amiga. June 92) + 

• PINBALL DREAMS (14% AUI. Sept 92) 
•TRANSWRITE word processor 
with 90k UK spell checker!! 

only £ I 9.99 with any AMIGA .S | 

of £29.99 without an AMIGA i 

A600& 1 200 $ with built 
| in Hard Drive plus HD kits 
for600/l200's 

I 

HO KIT A6O0 A 1200 

2QMb,.,.,£l i 9.99..*„£434.»„ n ...£I34.n 
40Mb.....£l69.99.^£4B4.99.......£SS4.99 

60Mb„,„£ I 95-99 £509,99 .£609.99 

80 Mb., ...£239,99 £SS4.99 ..,£654.99 

I 20Mb. ..£369 99 ..... £684 99, £784, 99 

Complete with 1 2 month back ta burwarnnty 

AMIGA 3000 RANGE 

n Mhi with 52 Mb HD, 2Mb RAM...L 1 299 99 
2SMbi with 105 Mb HD... 1 1 549.99 

AM IQQO't camp with — nuga Vifkjn H^rd rtrivf* A 
WuFlcbs^ch 3 1 1 rytfrftth en *Ue w^ansy 

AMIGA 4000 

Wrth the p»#4-i of chs* 3 2 t>>t (wocfcf-ior mjuupikijj if 2$ Hhi 
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only £2099.99 

4 

AMIGA 1 500+ only £4 1 5.99 

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AMIGA I 5 00 Deluxe. only £479 99 

Vvifh rh* Prin-LH fiO+1 I 362.04 Xkbatart chip 

I 

All A Muon's come with Workbrnch. mouse A- I 2 month 
! wmjnwi r Thr I Wdlnl AAQP V A i 200, A 3000 ft A4 MM 

com* Willi I 2 nlinittH [5 p tiU- wArryinsy A4! 409'% *lta 
come with j bunk P-ninrc^ jjkh! hard drill apilen 

CDTV MULTI MEDIA PACK 
AND A570 CD ROM 

"■ ■ —"'rv -■ x . - iwvr", * ■ • / v: ; 

Complete with CDTV, K eyb^r^ Mwm , dfsc drive 

Fred Fish 4 Workbench L3.. only £469.99 

CD Rom Amiga A 57Q.*onfy £329.99 

Turns your S043 into a CDTV 

65 Mb Hard Drive for rhe CDTY...O 39.99 

CDTV keyboard .. ... jrily £49-99 

M«m/Joyftk4( £POA 


PRINTERS 


All pur printers are UK spec. 


Panasonic 


CITIZEN 

□PMHJnft mMFFft 


HEWLETT 

PACKARD 



• vn in. pi is I Mi 


All our printers come with ink 
cartridges or toner. All printers come 
complete with printer drivers (where 
available), paper fie all cables:: 

Star LC20__„£ 1 32*99 

1416 cp¥ drjvft» 45 £p5 NLQ. qui«t mode nnd multi 
f&OIii pU$h button opcratMin^ 

Star LC 200 colour..£ 1 95.99 

9 pin colour , S foiift, 215 cpi dr*ft h 4S Cp-s NLQ. A4 
landicapr- printing. 

Star LC24-20 £199.99 

24 pin finality, 21 0 cp5 draft, 60 cpv LQ n 16 K buffer 
^apaiidlblv! to ■fiK, 10 fonts- and LCD front display. 

Star LC24-200 mono.,. £2 1 9,99 

24 pin. 222 rpi draft. 67 cp? LQ, 10 fQrtT6 r H* 
landicapo.Tk h-.i Hrr c epanri afrk> rfi J94t 

Star LC24-200 tolour.£269.99 

Colour worsion with 3 OK hufft»r ^^pandabkf toilK 

Star XB24-200 colour....£379.99 

ProfrfiEMMi al quality wlrh E>nhtJte rTi4JftteiNin-LE,refYqoktL 

Star SJ48 Bubble |et £209,99 

Laxr r quality , ultra qyi^ t, Epson <OihfHtiblo ft portahlt 

Star SJ <18 Autos lit: ct feeder.,........£49,99 

Star LaserJet 4 MK3 C73 9,99 

4pagr lairr. I yrarf pn$Jt« fVLrtJfitChanet 

Panasonic Printers 
Panasonic KX-P2 1 80 £ 1 89.99 

1||U4 qillec 9 plft tulrjur 1 , 1 92 tpr% draft, 1 S epa NLQ 

Panasonic KX-P 2 123,.£229,99 

ultra quiet 2-1 p n colour,, 1 92 cps draft, 44 cp& LQ . 3 2 cpf SLQ 

Panasonic KX^P 44! OLa5eL.£609.99 

5 page p or minute, warranty^ 

Ci tizen Printers 

Citizen printers have a 2 year guarantee 

Citizen Swift 9 Colour £179.99 

F hiTh' ll+riH 9 pi N Colour. Mighty recommended 

NEW!! Swift 240 Colour,. .,£26 9.9 9 

1-1 pin, Z4 l D , cps drafts IGfnnci, quiet mad-r*. t4Qcp6r 

NEW!! Swift 200 Colou r.£2 1 7.99 

out purai rhf 740 but^kh Ie6a futilities 

Automatic Sheet feeder.,.. £7 9, 9 9 
Canon BJ I Oex ..£219.99 

Later quality output. Larger huff^f chan Ch4 
S rarS|4iCanoni'Srar bub b kj M ai U ■■■■.£< 7.99 

NEW.'.' Canon BJ200. £347.99 

3 pajf-arr.m speed, 360 dpi, small foot print 1 19|pagE Sfte«fceder 

Canon BJ300 ,£379.99 

De-\ top by bblr jf c with -quality 

Canon BJ330 £519.99 

WIcteCifYiiiiLg*- version uf the BjQuO 

BjtOex AutosKeetfeeder...£52.99 
H ewlett Packard Printe rs 

HP500 mono now £3 29.99 

H P 5 00 Coiour,.now £4 1 9.99 
HP 550 Colour„now £539.99 

4 times faster than the HP500C!: 

HP500 mono cartridges....£ M . 99 
Double; life 500 £artridgEs,, +i £14<?? 
All HP printers coins with a 3 
year warranty 


FIRST EXTRAS PACK 


With the FIRST EXTRAS Pack ysau can makr 
*«rc you have every thing you need when 
buy wig an Amig.i. AH (hr t-^ieritiils required 
for the first time huyer & at a bargain prke.^ 
Comprises: 

• T op quality micro switched 
Power play Cruiser joystick 

• Mouse Mat 

• Dust Cover 

• 10 high quality Blank Disks 

• Plus 3 ganies!i 

only £29.99 


MONITORS 

All our monitors are UK spec. 

All monitors come complete with 
a free Amiga lead 

WARNING Srfenp you purchase a monitor make sure 
it has jfuMUKipi#ifkarion. You might be buying what 
you think is iifmlbr menkor at » lowrr price but it is 
Hkely to be a "GREY" import. These monitors do not 
comply with Bridsh ufecy standard* and are not covered 
by an ofFio al warranty 

PHILIPS CM883 3 Miu 

stereo colour monitor 

Culour stereo mnnitw. t00 K IftS lift* i^rtoluiton. jreen 
irreen lacllLty, aha year* On Site rniidi-rnance 

now with Lotus Turbo Esprid/ 

only £224 , 99 uk spec. 

PHILIPS TV Tuner for the 88 3 J..£64.99 

Commodore f 084ST 


Stereo Colour monitor 

fettUunr* Out ifi tik ft swivr I -Hand ckii ne-w nri VfOr from 
CormnoiJtirt ix out EtAnduig voMU4 

only £ 1 99.99 
PHILIPS BRILLIANCE 

SVGA Colour monitor 
with overscon facility 

The B-ril light. »• monitor hu x high quality Supr<r VGA 
r«^iiiiiir(Mjn t nr. hides owirxcan facrlity, 21 dot p4ccti.4iiii4 
niti\w^i«l itamd 1 2 mtpnebs an xiie rnuntena^KA. 

isoo version £389-99 

with Flicker Free Video card 

A5Q0 VERSION £489.99 

PHILIPSTV/MONITOR 

superior eo a-ttanaaj d TV w-jth 
full r#n^E>t^ rofrtrol api-d FAST TEMT 

only £269.99 
COMMODORE I960 multi sync 

only £399.99 


SPECIAL OFFERS ON ACCESSORIES WHEN 
ROUOHT WI TH A MONITOR' 

TILT A SWIVEL STANDS,.^.,... £11,99 

t4T MONITOR COVERS tS.ft 

SUPRA MODEMS 

The Supra-Fax Modem 

V.32 bis ( 1 4400 baud f/i) 

Allows you to send and receive 1** Pie«£&gB4. Thtxiww 
m«d*m from Supn h»i luH l44£Mi bat d capabnNiy 
Spe< infixes V ilbls, V 31 r ¥ 22br*, ¥22, VII. MNF»2- 
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Group 3 Fan. trick <f** cuprums 6&ftw4r^ and mor 
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only £259.99”/ 

OR 069-99 with 

Heavy duty Prima power supply, 

r r commended for use with the 
VH his fax modem only £ I 0.00 

when bought with modem 

• 

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(up to 9600 BPS) 

With riw- JihHiry ro thrift Even faster -ban cki- 

i drHlrin^ 1 4 IHJ f r«i rn Supra witft auio dial ft auta rr c #-<¥(» 
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now only £139.99 

4 

GP FAX SOFTWARE unfy £29 99 
if bought with modem 

4 

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Get unUnt* uxinfi thlsjfn^it value Fast modim with auen 
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All Supra Modems -come w»ch a 5 year warranty!^ 






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Golden Image optical mouse..£29 99 ^ggg j 25MHZ £199.00 

Zydec Trackerball. £29.99 WM1 50MHZ £399.00 tow M 

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H opefully by now you will be 
quiet confident with Protest, 
and feel able to go on to some 
of the more advanced features Protext has 
to offer. 

Over the last two issues of Amigo 
Computing we have showed you how to 
create and mar i pul ate your documents, 
edit documents, work with more than one 
document at a time and also bow to spell 
check documents. 

In this issue we will explain how to use 
the Print option and how to take advan- 
tage of the command line option in 
Protext, 

Printing 

documents 

Once you have spell checked your docu- 
ment, it is time to print it. Before going 
any further, make sure that you have your 
printer switched on arid on-line. Select the 
Print Text.,, option in the Print menu and 
the printing dialogue box will be dis- 
played. 

The printing options available in the 
dialogue box may seem quite complex ini- 
tially,, as there are many boxes, but in 
many cases the default settings are all 
right If you have already printed some- 
thing, the previous settings are retained 
and become new defaults. 

The current printer driver is displayed 
at the top of the dialogue box, If you use 
more than one printer and see that the 
wrong driver is selected you should use 
the cancel box and load the correct 
printer driver with the load Printer Driver 
option in the Print menu. 

There are three Destination boxes and 
these determine where the output is sent. 
Eath of the boxes is exclusive, so clicking 


on one box will de-select whichever was 
previously selected. The Printer box is 
highlighted by default. 

Selecting Screen will select output to 
be sent to the screen, As far as possible 
the document will be displayed as it will 
appear on paper, although not all printer- 
effects can be displayed on-screen t 
If the Fite option is selected the cursor 
will automatically move across to the 
filename box for you to enter the name 
which you want to use to save it by. 

When this option is selected everything 
is sent to the file as it would be to the 
printer. The file may then be printed at 
any time without the need to load Protext 


by outputting it to the printer,. 

Note that printing to file does not pro- 
duce plain Ascii text files. If you wish to 
create a plain Ascii file r use the Ascii Save 
option in the File menu. 

Highlighted 

The Second line of boxes covers 
Options. Either Single Sheet or 
Continuous will be highlighted and, 
again, these are mutually exclusive. 
Selecting one will turn off the other, 

The third box H NLCi may be used with 
dot matrix printers to set them into “Near 
Letter Qualify" mode and is also used 
with some laser printer drivers to select a 


different paper tray. 

The third lime, Which pages?, also con- 
tains three exclusive boxes, with AJf being 
the default. Odd and Even refer to 
whether the pagEs to be printed will be 
(or would be, if page numbers are not 
being printed on pages} even or add 
numbered, 

This Is useful when you want to print 
on both sides of paper as you can select 
Odd and pnnt the document. Only odd 
numbered pages will be printed. Replace 
the paper the other way up r select Even 
and print the document again to print 
the even numbered pages on the reverse 
of the paper. 

The fourth line, Number of Copies, is 
self-explanatory, but is useful in that you 
only need to use the print command 
once and can get on with something else 
(assuming background printing is 
selected - this may be toggled on in the 
Option menu) while several copies are 
printed. 

In the lower right comer of the dia- 
logue box are two boxes. Start at Page 
and End at Page. These are used if you 
want to print only a number of pages, 
but default to page l to last. 

When you have chosen the various set- 
tings you want to use, all you need to do 
is click on the Go box, 

Parts ol a document can also be 
printEd by marking the block you want to 
print r then selecting the Print Block 
option in the -Print menu. The print dia- 
logue box Ssttings should then be set, as 
before. 

As well as printing the current docu- 
ment, It is possible to print an existing 
document file without loading it into 
Protext. Select the Print a file option and 
the file selector will appear for you to 
select the file to print. Once selected the 





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■ ■ ' dialogue box will appear, as usual. 
Background printing allows you to get 

in further Editing, while the docu- 
r eni is being printed,, after a brief delay 
while Protest fills its printer buffer This 
an save a lot of time when long docu- 
t-ntt are being printed, 

The Print menu has an Abandon. 

■ iting option which may be used irre- 
: active of whether background printing 

be ng used, but it also has two further 
: ■ ons, Pause Printing and Resume 
' ntmg, which are only available if the 
-inter buffer is in use and contains text to 
Oe printed. 

Telephone 

These are useful when you want to 
pause printing, perhaps to take a tele- 
j hone call, and continue afterwards. 

Note that you should not exit Protest 
..1 ile background printing is in operation. 

■ ,qu do, background printing will cease. 
The best way to understand the differ- 

nt printing methods is to load a suitable 
xumerit and experiment with the differ- 
ent settings, If you don't want to waste 
paper, select the Screen option. 

Making macros 

- macro is a sequence of key presses 
■vhich can be stored and used at any time 
with a single key press. The keys used to 
recall macros are A to Z on the main key- 
board when used in conjunction with the 
Alt key and the special function keys on 
their own and in conjunction with the 
Shtfi, Ctrl and Alt keys. 

The main advantage of macros is tha f , ?! 
,ou perform a sequence of events on a 
regular basis you can program a macro to 
do the same job with only two key 
strokes. 

Making and using macros may sound 
complicated at first, but you'll soon get 
the hang of it, A macro is rather like a 
video recording - you press record to 
record events which happen and then you 
play them back. 

With the macro maker you also press 
the record button but this time it records 
which keys you press, and when you have 
recorded your macro you just press the 


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To start to record a macro all you have 
to do is press Cfrl-FI followed by the key 
you wish to save the macro under ie AJt-A 
You can do this from the edit mode or 
command mode. 

Once you have 
started the record 
mode you then sample 
press the keys you wish 
to record, to finish 
recording you press the 

arm* " 

Once you have 
recorded your macros 
you can then save them 
to disk so that you can 
use them as many times 
as you like. When Protect loads it will 
aSsvays look for a file containing prede- 
fined macros - if st exists then St will be 
automatically loaded. 

To save your macros once you've cre- 
ated them you enter the command mode 
by pressing the Esc button once and then 
type SVK. This will then display the mes- 
sage Save Ke ys filename: followed by a 
flashing cursor. 

Simply type in the path to where you 
wish to save to and the name of the file 
which must be "ProtexbKey", ie: 

You must also save this file to the disk 


Background 
printing can 
save a lot of time 
with long 


which you load Pfotext from - this can be 
your hard drive or the 'loppy you load 
from. 

When you save a macro whal you are 
really doing is saving all the macros you 
have defined in one file. This means you 

cannot save just a 
single macro and 
then load it up when 
you want. 

You must define all 
the macros you think 
you will need then 
save them as one file, 
then every time you 
load Protext U will 
automatically load 
the Protest. key file 

into its memory, 

if at a later stage you decide to add 
extra macros then all you do is load 
Protext which will automatically load your 
macros and then enter the macro record 
mode as already explained, and then just 
record your new macro. 

You can also change an existing macro 
by following the same steps as adding a 
macro but when you type in the key you 
wish to save the macro under simply add 
the existing key you wish to change. 

When you have added new macros or 
changed existing ones you must save 
them out again as Pretext. key in the same 
directory. 




Recording 

macros 

Now you have an idea how to create 
macros and save them we will try 
making a macro as an exercise. 

Activate the record mode by press- 
ing Ctrl-Fl Then press the key combi- 
nation you wish to store the macro 
under say Alt- A. 

Now press the buttons you wish to 
record, first press the Esc key then 
type: 

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and press Return. Now to end the 
record mode press Ctrl-f 1 

What you have just done is to cre- 
ate a macro to save your current 
document under the name of Demo 
on your internal drive. To activate this 
you simple press Alb A and the macro 
will be activated and do the rest of the 
procedure for you saving you the 
work and Lime of typing in the 
command yourself. 

Assignable 

keys 

You can assign macros to 94 key com- 
binations these are as follows: 

FI 4=10 

Shift + FI -FI 0 
Ctrl * F 1 J F 1 0 1 
All + FI -FI G 
All + A-Z 
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Even though you can assign 94 
macros it is not advisable to use this 
many as every macro you assign takes 
up a small amount gf memory, and if 
you are restricted already by your 
machines memory assigning to many 
macro will shorten the amount of text 
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Using the Command mode for extra speed 


As you have already learned, Protect can be controlled 
Torn pull down menus, but if you dislike having to pull 
down large menus and then tiying to find the option you 
require, you can use the command line. 

The command lire is a way of giving Protect com- 
mands to carry out without having to use the pull down 
menus. Using this method ot controlling can be a lot faster 
than the menus in Protest. 

Tq use the Command Line you must first call it up. To 
do this you press the Esc key r when you will be presented 
with a window opening up in the lower half ol the screen. 

This is the command line window. Once you are in the 


Command Line made you will be presented with a Hash- 
ing cursor. This is where you type in your commands. 

Some of the commands which you can use can be 
abbreviated to save you time typing them in eg if you 
wanted to save a file called Demo then you would type in:: 

£ dsno 

This will now save the file called demo to your 
current drive, but if you wanted to save the document to 
&ay you external drive then you would type: 


s dff: delta 

as you car see the commands themselves are quite small. 
Hopefully by now you will be quite familiar with Pretext 
and confident enough to use if to its full potential. 
Unfortunately we don't have enough space to provide you 
with all the features Protext has to offer, but you will cer- 
tainly have enough to be able to use Protext confidently. 

Arnor, the company who produce Pretext have now 
released vi.5 which has several new and improved fea- 
tures, You can contact them on 0733 68909. 


Command Line commands 


Access (ACC) Acc <filename> 

Access is used to change a file back to 
read-write status after it has oeen 
protected 

Copy <$purtename> (destination) 

This will copy the document called 
demo from the internal drive to the 
external one, 

Count (CT) 

This command will count the number of 
words in your document, 

Dir (DR:) 

Dir performs a directory listing of the 
specified directory so if you only typed dr 
it would just list the current directory. 

Erase (del) 

Erase or del deletes the specified file from 
the specified directory. 

Find (F) Find <stJ p ing><optlons> 

Find will search for a string of text in a 
document. 


Format (FT) 

This command will re-format the entire 
document according to the margins, 
rulers, tabs and stored commands within, 
the document. 

Cota (C) G (opti<m)<number> 

Goto moves the editing cursor to the spec- 
ified line, column or page in the text. The 
number should be prefixed by the letter P 
for page, L for line or C for column. 

Help (h) or FI 

Help is used to display a list of the sub- 
headings in which the commands are 
grouped. The subheading required may be 
selected and then the relevant help will be 
displayed. 

Load (L) L <filenarrte> 

When using the load command you don't 
have to name the directory to load from if 
you are loading the document from the 
current directory, 

But if you wish to load a file from a dif- 
ferent directory then you must specify 


where the file is le L dfl :demo. 

Merge (M) M <fllename> 

This is similar to load but whereas load 
clears any existing text from memory and 
then loads the file in p Merge inserts the 
new file into the existing text at the cur- 
rent cursor position. 

Note that care should be taken to make 
sure the cursor is in the correct position 
before trying to merge two files. 

Name (N) N <fifenartie> 

Name renames the current file you are 
working on to the name yau have 
specified, 

Print (P) P (num) 

Print prints out the current document you 
are working on, you can specify how many 
copies you require be inserting the number 
of copies after the letter P, 

Protect (prot) Prot ^filename* 

Protect turns tiles into 'Tea d -only 1 " files. 
Files which are protected cannot be over- 


written by saving or copying a file of the 
same name. To un-protect a file you will 
need to use the Access command. 

Quit (Q) 

This command quits you out ol Pretext. If 
you still have a document open. Pretext it 
will warn you to save the document first. 

Replace (RB) Replace <f rnd- 
stringx replace - s tri ng> 

Replace searches for certain words which 
you want replacing sod then replaces 
them with the words you want instead, 

Save ($) 5 dlfename> 

Save saves the current file under the name 
you have given it, if you try to save with- 
out giving the current file a name then 
Protext will prompt yo-u for one, You can 
also tell Pretext where to save your docu- 
ment k S dff: demo. 

Spell (SC) S ^filename? 

Spell checks the named file. If no filename 
Is given the current text is checked. 


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A job Id which most microcom- 
puters have always been put is 
that of illustration, and whether 
it be in the form gf bitmap pictures, 
scanned images, or CAD, adding a little 
artwork has for long been one of the pri- 
mary uses for the Amiga. 

As the years have passed, packages 
designed with Amiga art in mind have 
expanded their range of capabilities, dou- 
bled or tripled in sophistication and 
leaped forward in power, 

The unfortunate spin-off from all this 
development has been that some pack- 
ages have become decidedly over-pro- 
duced and have lost the ease of use which 
is supposed to characterise any modern 
micro, never mind the Amiga. 

SoftLog ik r s Art Expression reverses this 
trend by offering what is one oi the most 
intuitive and comfortable interfaces I've yet 
seen in a drawing package, 

When using computer calculations to 

Macro omission 

When there are some fobs which 
demand to be done over and over 
again in daily use, such as scaling an 
object to SO per cent size, or aligning 
something centrally with a second 
object, a keyboard short-cut would be 
Ideal. 

However, programmers can t cater 
for all tastes, so most will Include 
some sort of macro capability by 
which the user can create a macro to 
do what he or she wishes, and attach 
it to a function key for use at any 
time. 

Disappointingly, AE has no macro 
facility, not even the writeTt-yourserf 
ARexx type favoured by some compa 
nies r Ideally, an auto-recording macro 
generator would have given the pack- 
age an extra few points in the ease- 
of-use stakes, but the designers have 
decided to leave them out altogether, 
despite the fact that the program s 
biggest rival, ProDraw 3.0 r has JO0 
ARexx commands and a set of ready 
made Genie macros. 


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describe a curve rather than penning it 
with a sweeping rYeehand stroke, or trying 
desperately to add originality to an obvi- 
ously computer-generated design, the 
quality of the user interface is of prime 
importance. 

Let an art program get in the way of the 
amst or draughtsman once too often and, 
regardless of the package's power, it 
becomes a liability and an obstacle to the 
creative process rather than an aid. 

Art Expression utilises an Interface which 
will be immediately familiar to any user of 
PageStream, SofUoglfe's flagship DTP pack* 
age r and as a result the learning curve for 
those people will be smooth and easy. 

for first-time artists or those converting 
from other packages, however, die process 
shouldn't be much noore painful.. 

Short-cuts 

In common with PageStream, Art 
Expression offers the user a selection of 
keyboard short-cuts of the kind you can 
suss out without reference to the manual. 

For example, when rotating an object, 
the temptation would be to press the r key 
just in case this is the rotation short-cut. 
Hey presto, it works, as does g for group, 
m for merge, b far blend, and so on. 

Additional standard short-cuts such as 
Amiga-A to select all objects, and Amiga-tf 
to paste down the clipboard contents lend 
the whole program an easy-going, friendly 
air which invites the user to get down to 
the real work of designing graphics rather 
than struggling with the interface, ft is an 
approach which continues when the work 
begins. 

On kicking up, Art Expression (AE) 
sports the same page (layout as its DTP sta- 
blemate with rulers Lop and left and a 
floating tool box to the right. 

The term "floating"', for those who 
haven't encountered it before, means the 
tools can be moved to any part af the 
screen, making left-hand use of the mouse 
easier, Or enabling the teals to be hidden 
behind the main editing screen. 

The tool icons themselves are well 
designed and, unlike the weird and won- 
derful icons used by some DTP and art 



packages, immediately 
Suggest their functions. 

There m as many tools as 
needed and no more,. 

SoftLoguk’s programmers 
having resisted the temp- 
tation to stuff the screen 
with a confusing plethora 
of icons in an attempt to 
make the package look more sophisticated 
than it is. 

AE's menus fallow the same simple and 
elegant rules hy keeping text, object, and 
effects menus separate. As one would 
expect, some of the menus can be 
lengthy, but at no point is tile user pre- 
sented with the huge and unwieldy lists of 
options to which so many software houses 
succumb. 

The logical grouping of features and 
functions makes AE's menu system easy for 
the first time user to navigate, though 
given the program's superb keyboard 
short-cuts it is unlikely that practised users 
wilt need much menu access. 

Having gushed enthusiastically so far, 
st's fair to remind the reader that all tile 
thought and attention to design which has 
so obviously gone into the user interface 
would serve AE little if Ihe drawing tools 
available were not up ta scratch. 
Fortunately, the program offers 
real power to the artist. 

By concentrating on the basics 
and offering complete control 
over shape and colour, AE gives 
the artist the tools with which to 


create effects and original touches rather 
than supply the original touches In a pre- 
packaged form. An example of this is the 
process whereby vignettes (gradual fades 
of one colour to while or another colours 
are created. 

Rather than supply a vignelle requester, 
with control over start colour, finishing 
Colour, and sa on, AE foPlows a Similar 
approach to Adobe Illustrator in Lhat it 
torces the user to build everything from 
simple objects. 

To create a vignette, the user must 
therefore start with, say, a thin rectangle 
coloured blue and another coloured red, 
then blend them over as many steps as 



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required to make a smooth vignette 
(about 100), merge the resuming objects, 
and apply the vignette to the text or 
obiect for which it was designed. 

To use this to make text with a vignette 
(or gradient) fill, the user must create a 
''mask" by typing some white text and 
merging it with a black object, thus 
punching text-shaped holes in the object 
through which the background vignette 
can be seen. 

Once positioned correctly, the mask has 
a fill colour of white assigned It and is 
merged with the vignette objeeL to give 
the impression of text with, say, a red to 
yellow fill colour on a white background. 

Sounds complicated, doesn't it? The 
approach, whereby the program attempts 
to make things easy without making them 
simple appears at first to be a matter of 
sloppy programming. Why not supply a 
simple way to create vignettes or text with 
unusual fills? 

The answer is that there are countless 
uses to which an art package may be put, 
and had the programmers attempted to 
supply specific tools for even a few of 
these, the interlace would quickly have 
become cluttered and unusable. 

Rather than tread this path, SofLLogik 
have followed the example of most profes- 


sional illustrator packages by supplying the 
hasic toots irt their most usable form and 
leaving the rest up to the user's imagina- 
tion and talent. 

In effect, there is very little which the 
user will not be able to do with AE, but 
some of the more geometric effects,, such 
as text on a curve, and forcing text or 
objects into other shapes, are provided 
because to recreate these tools manually 
would be extremely difficult and time- 
consuming. 

Text on a curve is achievable by simply 
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selecting both objects, then 
choosing the appropriate 
menu item. 

A requester otters several 
alternatives, such as left, 
right, and centre justified on 
the curve, space to fit* and 
scale to fit, then the text is 
quickly and unfitly placed 
on-screen, 

Likewise, forcing text into 
a selected shape, such as a 
triangle or dr de r or forcing 
one shape to conform to 
another, can produce good 
effects quickly, 

Basic object control, how- 
ever, is the program's main 
strength, and the range and 
depth of the tools on offer 
makes the creation process a 
lot easier. All the usual toots 
are there, Including 
lock/unlock, align, duplicate, and so cm, 
but many more have been added to the 
standard recipe. 

Rather than offer just the usual send to 
back and bring to front combination, AE 
also provides send backwards and bring 
forward so that the user may flip objects 
back and forward one level at a time. 

This is a very useful tool when a draw- 
ing is made up of many individual objects, 
such as in the example ol a car I produced 
using the package. 

Drastic 

Another feature I particularly liked was 
the Flatten and Smooth Path effect. Using 
this on any object, but particularly text, 
the user can drastically alter its appear- 
ance. Text in the Times Roman font sud- 
denly looks like Balloon font when smooth 
path is used on 1L or some sort or hiero- 
glyphic script when flatten path turns an o 
into a diamond. 

Other uses include making some 
shapes, such the egg, much easier to pro- 
duce, a convincing example of which can 
be produced by simply knocking up a tri- 
anqlf? and smoothing it. 

For sizing and ptadng objects, the edit 
co-ordinates requester allows not only pre- 
cise positioning according to the chosen 
measurement system, but also enable the 
user to change the selected object's width 
and height to specific absolute values or 
scale them in percentage terms. 

When a drawing contains real-life 
designs which have to be 
placed in proportion to each 
other, this facility comes into 
its own, 

Transform is another sim- 
ple tool which can be used 
to impressive effect, by 
enabling the user to move, 
rotate, and scale an object 
over a definable number of 
steps, transform can pro- 
duce smooth sweeping 
brushes from a simple line Of 
spiralling logos from a single 
word of text. 

Slightly more sophist!- 


Whither HotLinks? 

Softlogik was the publishing house which lead the way 
in Amiga dynamic data exchange when it released the 
HotLinks system last year and strove to have it accepted 
by other software publishers., 

Why then, just as some have taken the standard cm 
board, have SoftLogik released a major drawing package 
which doesn't support HotLinks? 

The omission of HotLinks support means that there is 
still no way to edit structured clip aft in a DDE, environ- 
ment other than the clumsy ProPage to ProDraw Genie 
function. 

As Art Expression is made for illustration and DTP 
work, it is difficult to imagine what reason the parent 
company had for not ensuring it would work directly 
with PageStream through the HotLinks system. 

BME, the HotLinks program, supplied with Art 
Expresssion, acts as fast and effective auto-trace add-on 
for use with Ad Expression but will not load and edit 
clip art, only bitmap graphics. 


cated, but just as easy to use r is the path to 
path effect, which is especially useful for 
starbursts and flashes. By drawing a circle 
and a triangle, then selecting both for path 
to path, the user can tell AE to repeatedly 
place the triangle on the circle path. 

The result ts a more or less perfect flash. 
Using fewer repetitions to create gaps on 
the path, then filling these with longer, 
thinner triangles, the user can build up a 
starburst 

The essential feature of this sort of work 
is AE r s powerful manipulation of basic 
objects. All objects can be treated as paths, 
rotated, merged, blended, or grouped as 
desired. 

With such comprehensive coverage ol 
the most important aspects of drawing, AE 
manages to combine flexibility with power 
and sophistication wiLh ease of use, 

As a drawing package, therefore, Art 
Expression pulls oh the tricky feat of com- 
ing between the artist and the finished 
product white making that finished prod- 
uct easier and smoother to produce. This 
should put the package high on any bud- 
ding Amiga artist's shopping 
list. 


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Implementation - ft 
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I f an art form doesn't progress, it dies 
_ or jo a friend asserted a while back, 
and applying it to the public, sector 
proves just how true an adage it is. 

As half-baked cheap techno demos thin 
out and spinning vectors grind to a halt, 
so we see truly impressive animations sur- 
facing from the computer-code quagmire, 
original applications replacing cut-down 
demonstrations. 

Don'L get me wrong r the quality of 
public domain stuff hasn't rocketed 
overnight, but among the usual average- 
"ne&s are an increasing nummber of gems 
that positively demand to be written 
about. So without further ado. R - 

Business Card 
Maker 

Power PD t V006 

Business before pleasure, so off we go 
with a novel application designed to help 
you make your own business cards. It 
□pens with a blank "card" an the screen, 
and four discrete menus at the tap. 

First you must install pnnLer and drive 
information. The program seems to be 
Fairly old r and as such there is no support 
for bubblejets - an unfortunate omission, 
considering that they seem to offer by far 
the best method of printing acceptable 



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or very cheap software comes 
under the magnifying glass as 
Phil Morse , wmm 

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cards on a budget, but I'm sure the indus- 
trious could get around this somehow. 

You begin by choosing an icon for the 
top left-hand comer of the card - there is 
no choice about positioning, but you are 
given a wide choice of icons on disk, you 
ea.n use your own, and there is an ele- 
mentary but adequate built-in drawing 
program to help. 

Text can be typed in using a number 
of fonts supplied, which although basic, 
cover a multitude of applications, and 
text once entered can be dragged mto 
any position required, DTP-style, 

Printing must be in multiples ol two, as 
cards are printed two across the page far 
subsequent guillotining /scissoring, and 
there are draft and NLQ (near-letter qual- 
ity) modes too. 

It^s a simple and limited package, but 
easy to use and well presented, and a lot 
of very useful business cards could be 
generated with the range of icons and 
fonts supplied, 



GCil Mflfht I Ji rnlrf Informative 



We open this month’s anims, demos and artwork section 
with a trio of truly excellent animations From the talented 
Roddy McMillan, 

Like his contemporary Schwartz, he understands fully 
that the best computer effects in the world are going to 
bore before they’ve even begun unless they're actually 
used For some purpose - in this case r a pile of silly stones 
lovingly acted out by some truly wonderful characters. 

First up is Duncan the Dung Beetle (Virus Free PD) r a 
cartoon story documenting Duncan r s attempts Lo eat a 
rather large and troublesome ball nf the brown stuff. 

It's very nicely animated, with some great facial expres- 
sions and over-emphasi : eo movements matching the best 
that Roudnjnnfr and its ilk could throw at us. 

Next is my personal favourite, Lem min’s Revenge (Virus 
Free PD> You've got to be wary of any animation which 
actually apologises for the number of impending disk 
swaps on its opening screen H and I was close to giving up 
at one point, but one broken disk drive eject/insert mecha- 
nism later, and you're seeing a screen of Lemmings (oops, 
I mean Lemmins) like you've never seen them before. 

As they drop out of the hatch, thrill at the incredible 


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cartoon animation, love the flowing locks bouncing on the 
Lemmins' netks. as they walk, gasp as the baddie plane 
downs a few of them, csckle as some wicked icons are 
selected to wreak the ultimate revenge on a nasty aggres 


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GCSE Maths 1 

Willow PD. BU031 

ritten by a qualified GCSE and A-level 
‘.hematics leather, this program adopts 
j multi nrtedla-sty le approach (using 
. perbook, Incidentally) to present its 
/*er\ sticky sublet matter in as pupil- 
! 1 endly and painless a way as possible. 

The first In a planned series,. Maths 1 
deals with that third "R", J rithmetk. 

L-ics covered range from magic squares 
3 square numbers, temperature to tables,, 
md well-written and presented informs 
'on is coupled with exercises and their 
ins wen - on different pages, of course. 

!t J s a neat, concise, easy to use and 
.nderstand, and above all an attractive 
\ rogram which to my mind fulfils its aims 
mi more besides. 

As a bonus, there's a calculator 
ncludid which puts to shame any com- 
uier calculator IVe seen so far, Apart 



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from booking the part, it's got scientific 
functions a gogo, and using one of a 
small number of selectable menu options, 
it can even plot graphs,, which you then- 
have the option to print. I think you’d 
struggle to get it into the exam hall with 
you, though! 

Biorhythms 

Power PD, V0G8 

Mot a trendy yogurt, plant food dt 
hygiene problem, a biorhythm is actually 
- so it is claimed - a plpttable curve based 
upon your date of birth which can tell you 
respectively the state of your physical,, 
emotional and intellectual life. 

Rased upon what is actually an age-old 
Eastern philosophers' 1 idea - that every- 
thing runs in circles and cycles, as 
opposed to the strictly linear model 


adopted by Western civilisations - 
biorhythms and their ilk {astrology, palm- 
istry, faith healing) are currently enjoying 
a boom as a New Age challenges the sci- 
entific paradigms of the 20th century. 

Believe in them or not, this program's 
gonna r plot them for you! Enter your vital 
statistics and the current date and hey 
presto!, a neat graph,, which you may 
print if you wish, telling your where your 
head's at. 

You can even enter important dates - 
such as your holidays - to see if you're 
going to sail through life as you sail 
through the Bahamas, or whether your 
head will be in as many bits as your 
supposedly finished "hotel"' when you 
arrive at a coastal building site in 
Malaga.,, 

Whether you’re prepared to buy all of 
this is another thing else entirely, but it’s 
a larf, if nothing else. 


Disk Repair 
Kit 

Power PD, V04G 

A favourite guise of PD libraries is to pul a 
load of useful and similar programs on 
one disk, slap a nice menu and interface 
joining the lot, and put it out under a 
name such as... well in this case^ Disk 
Repair Kit, 

You get the ever- popular Powerpacker 
and the Titan Crunch archivers; Last 
Hope, which is a damaged file/disk recov- 
ery program; the disk back-up utility X- 
Copy 3; the well-used Text Engine editor; 
the highly useful and widely commended 
Utiii master directory manager; and Fix 
Disk/Saddam, two virus checkers 

As far as the last items are concerned, 
virus checkers are of little use unless they 
are kept constantly updated, but allowing 
for this proviso, this is an essential set of 
tools lor the serious user, 

You may never use them all, hut at this 
price, are you complaining? fust remem- 
ber Lo avoid complacency and keep those 
virus checkers updated! 

PageStream 
v2.2 demo 

George Thompson 
Services (2 disks) 

A save-disabled and printout-branded vef- 
sion of the respited Amiga DTP package 
in its latest version, this is available from a 
company who are also an official user 
group for Soft log ik (the software house 
responsible for PageStream), 

This means that they provide telephone 
support for users - although don't pester > 



sor... The animation is incredible, the imagination highly 
inventive, and the tribute to the original a truly worthy 
one, And does ogr star kill the baddie and get the girt? 
'Cause he does. An absolute essential for Lemmin(g)s and 
animation fans alike. 

Finally from Roddy comes Knighty Knight (Virus free 
PQ) whose appalling title hides a rather atmospheric 
medieval demo - -a revenge tale involving dragons, a 
princess and a brave armoured hero, called, er P Norman. 
Oh well, 

Although not quite as original as the other two, this 
nevertheless is thickly tarred with the kind of quality 
resplendent in all of these stories - billowing smoke, tears 
running down faces - and the scene where Norman is 
looking for his armour as his trusty stead munches some 
grass disinterested is particularly fresh and imaginative. 

How do you follow such quality? With mass destruc- 
tion, that's how. Thunderbirds are Cone (17 Bit, 2333A/&) 
sees an ill-considered radio message spelling total, termi- 
nal disaster for Th underbirds 1,2,3, and Tracy Island! 

Vou know what's gonna' happen from the start the 
coding is not particularly imaginative or original, but it 



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made us laugh, and should you have a perverse streak too, 
you'll probably enjoy it as well. 

Monoxide (17 §if, 2343 ) Is one of the old-style "let's 


show off what we can do" demos {you know, "here's a 
255-sided octapolyboringon spinning on two axes,,/') but 


is saved by the opening effect (interesting),, the "plasma" 
(madcap) and the musk (Belgian techno) - although all 
three are dated. 

finally, Carl lnc J s Boat Anirn (17 Sfy 2346) Follows on 
from the same person's Chmbo animation featured last 
month, but this time the 20 kiddie's book-type static 
image contains a new set of moving parts, such as the 
couple chasing each other naked in the bedroom (ooo-er), 
the chimney sweeps doing his stuff (lummox!) and other 
innuendo-ridden and plain silly tomfoolery. If the 
Christmas one amused you, this will loo.. 

And there we end this month's offering 5 , Send your 
work to me and you too could win recognition from the 
only column to be seen in... 


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< them three times a day about margin 
indenting if you haven't upgraded la the 
real package yit! 

After an inordinate amount of disk 
swapping, you're presented with a very 
attractive-looking DTP package. 

It offers an outstanding array of Fea- 
lures, both textual and graphical. There's 
comprehensive printer support, half a 
dozen useful, scalable fonts, countless 
menu options covering alt sorts of even- 
tualities and options - in short, ifsi got 
the lot. 

Play with this demo for long enough 
and - so someone, somewhere is gam- 
bling - you'll upgrade to the real thing. 
The tunning little foxes, 

Hugo 

Bus Stop PD (3 disks) 

Opening rather disconcertingly in a 
Scandinavian language, the "“insert disk" 
prompts are easy enough to translate 
[just as well with this number oF disks!), 
and you II soon find yourself selecting 
whether you wish to play the arcade or 
the TV version, and which method of 
control you'd prefer to use. 

After Hugo spouts a load of absolutely 
unintelligible blurb, you enter a beauti- 
fully drawn underground mining opera- 
tion , which you have to do something 
with involving dynamite and mining 
trains,.. I think. 

See the truth \% r l couldn't make head 
nor tail of the aim of this game, even 
though the supplied Read Me assured me 
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ing out the layout of the tunnels, but the 
large number of disk swaps required and 
the Nordic gcbbledygook meant that my 
patience ran out before what to do had 
sunk in. 

However, it certainly looks very nice, 
and the controls feel good, so it you fancy 
a challenge, find out what's going down 
in Hugo's mines... and let me know when 
you do! 

Family 

History 

Database 

Dej a Vu, L /08 

Written in Amos and presented in a 
strangely familiar, business-like blue-and- 
grey colour scheme, family History 
Database - I'm presuming its title is self- 
explanatory - is quite neatly supplied in 
modules. 

The reason for this is to leave as much 
memory free for handling data as 


possible, and thus to prevent those for 
whom memory is a little light from 
encountering as many memory difficulties 
when using it 

You actually store the information on 
your family and history on a separate data 
disk which you provide yourself,- and you 
can display this information in a number 
of ways. 

You can print ancestor charts (even 
blank ones, so all of your friends can take 
one home to fill in tool), male and 
female ancestor lines, reports on family 
groups... there's even a facility to allow 
you to search for specific surnames, 
should you have that large a family tree 
that they don't Spring immediately to 
mind- 

Should you feel a pressing need to fill 
yourself in on exactly where you came 
from, you will find FHD extremely useful 

It could even be oF use to novelists or 
TV soap writers, to avoid inconsistencies 
In age-old family references in their 
boote/TV programmes. ICs another angi- 
nal idea, and well executed, too 


Cot any 
good PD? 

If you're a library, a program 
mer, a dosser - I care not, for I 
judge people purely by the quail 
Sty of the PD they send me. So 
why not get those Jiffy bags out, 
get those drives a copying and 
lob the lot In the post to me, Phil 
Morse, at: 

PD Submissions 
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5K10 4NP 

Particularly In demand at the 
moment (and so more likely to 
he reviewed) are music demos 
grind games and original applica- 
tions, so if you've any of these 
you wish to public ise r you know 
where to send 'em. Remember, 
the world is liitening M t 


Contact... 

Bus Stop PD - 5 Westbourne Ro^d, 
Marsh, Huddersfield HD! 4LQ 
Dej h Vu - 7 HollinbrooH, Beech Hi*!, 
Wigan WNd 7$C 

George Thompson Services 
Cucumber Hall Farm, Cucumber 
Lane r Essendon A1_9 6]8 Tek 0707 
271117 

Power PD - 34 Bishops Walk, 
Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2HD 
Roddy Mcrmiilan - 18 Arras Close, 
Burton Road, Lincoln IN! 3UE 
17 &il - 1st Floor Offices, 2/8 Market 
Street, Wakefield WF1 1DH Tel: 092 a 
366982 

Virus Free PD - 31 Faringdon Road, 
Swindon SMI SAR 

Willow PD - I longbridge Close, 
Sheffield-on-Loddon, Basingstoke 
RC27 ODQ 


Public domain or shareware? 


What we call the public sector can roughly be divided 
Into two types of software - !PD, or public domain, and 
shareware. 

PD software Is totally free from any copyright or 
charges . You simply select what you want, send oft for 
It, and for the price of a disk plus a small charge 
Imposed hy the library to cover costs and so on, you get 
the program. 

You can them copy It; pass It on lo your friends (this 
Is, In facip positively encouraged) - basically, spread it 
around! 

Conversely, If you've written anything you d like 
releasing as PD, you can simply send It to the libraries 
and presuming they decide to put It on their books. It 
will be copied for all who want It. 


Shareware Is similar, except you are asked to pay a 
registration fee should you find the program useful, For 
this fee - rarely more than £10 and often £5 or lower - 
you r !l more than likely get a better version of the pro- 
gram, Information on future upgrades a manual and/or 
extra stuff from the programmer. 

As these programs are normally of a reasonable qual- 
ity, it is In everyone's interest that you register - should 
you not, it s that little bit more likely that the program 
mer will become disillusioned and fall to produce any 
more programs. 

So the message Is simple - pay up when asked to, and 
the whole brilliant concept of shareware wilt continue to 
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Circle the correct answers 


1 Hoyv many lull-sized keys does 
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2 Hovy many notes can you play 
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Entries to be in by Marth 11, 1991 

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Amiga Computing editor/maestro Stevie Kennedy 
gave the Miracle keyboard tutor from Mind scape the 
coveted Amiga Computing Blue Chip award 
when he reviewed it in our January 
issue. 

This superb hardware and soft- 
ware double act that teaches you 
how to play the piano Is acclaimed 
as one of the most educational and 
enjoyable packages ever released for 
the Amiga. 

And one wilt go to each of the ten 
readers whose correct entries are first out 
of the hat. To enter just fill in the form below, 
answer the simple question and send it to Amiga 
Computing Miracle Competition, Europr&ss Direct, 


P 0 Box 2, Ellesmere Port, South Wirra L6S SEA, 
before March 31. Good luck all you budding pianists! 
The Miracle keyboard checks every note you 
play and gives personalised tuition. 

It starts with simple lessons and you learn 
quickly as you advance to a high standard. 
It gives 

quality stereo output, and you can also 
play it through a hi-fi. 

The keyboard has 49 full-sized keys 
and can play 16 notes simultaneously. The 
package include cables, earphones, a foot 
pedal and manuals. 

The software Includes 250 lessons, a practice room, 
orchestra, jazz and rock and roil backing, 
an eight-track studio and arcade-style lessons, 



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Software 




A lmost all the top Amiga wardpro- 
cessors have been upgraded 
recently, and Micro-Systems 
' tt^vare has decided that excellence! 
ihoukln t be left behind. 

A fair number of new features have been 
, Mf'd to vT.OG, the most noticeable being a 
m :re modern-looking usei interface r and 
pport (or 16 colour screens and Agfa 
Ccmpu graphic fonts. 

The new version comes on three disks. 
None of these is a Workbench disk, so you 
jre required to boot from your own copy of 
workbench. No special setting up is needed 
i can from installing the few supplied fonts 
on to your boot (Workbench) disk, achieved 
by double clicking an InstflHFgnts icon, and 
■~')s is only necessary if you intend to use a 
PostScript printer. 

So it's boot from Workbench, in with the 
excellence! disk, double click its icon, and 
a shop delay while the program loads, 
you are presented with a pleasant looking 
screen with an open document ready for 
> 0 u to type into. 

Preferences 

Initially the program loads on an eight- 
:olour hi-res screen, but this can be altered 
<rpm the Preferences requester. You have 
the choice of 2, 4 r fl or 16 colours; a Display 
Configuration section lets you choose screen 
modes from hi-res, hi-res interlaced, 
Productivity or A2024. Screen colours can 
be changed to suit, including the colours 
used for window borders and details. 

Changes made in Preferences and then 
Saved are not recognised unless all docu- 
ments are closed when you make the 
changes, or until you quit and restart the 
program. Only one set of preferences can be 
saved, and the settings in this file are used 
on startup, 

For its screen display excellence] uses 




excellence's output 
bitmap iQim and ill gr Lf 
I" ■ porn No iill'Tiifit ii ni.i.1-- (u 

increase the output resolution ol these 
low resolution screen fonts, and even 
the st-dldble Compu graphic typefaces 
ore output « they look on-screen - 
lagyy, ihsieatf ol being printed 
smoothly as these high quality outline 
runts should. 

The resident lonts in printers lju be 
used, but only urie 
nie.il IS ol the Font Number gadget 
l he Print re.|n. Stef, and only then if the 
printer driver -.upfiorts this loots «um* 
Ua leftture. How do you 1 
ual suggests select 
numbers ind seeing 
thanks, MSS. 

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screen, you'll want to use ill 


hint for headings, that printer font lor 


the mam text, arid another printer for 
for Indented paragraphs. 

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which appears to offer unrivalled value for money 


standard Amiga bitmap fonts. 
Workbench 2 and ^ users am 
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the Amiga operating system 
are able to rescale fonts "on 
the fly", but Workbench 1.3 
users are restricted to only 
fbpse s^zes actually on disk in 
the FONTS: directory. 

The Compugraphic type- 
faces supplied with 
Workbench 2 and 3 can also 
be used, and -PostScript 
printer owners are provided 
with Courier, Helvetica, Times and Symbol 
screen fonts that will utilise the fonts of the 
same name in their pnnten. 

If your PostScript punter has more fonts 
than this and you want to use them, then 
the manual suggests you use the screen 
fonts from the Professional Page DTP pack- 
age. Bit of a cop-out there! 1 

Any IFF-ILBM graphic up to Extra- 
HallBrite mode can be loaded. All graphics 
are remapped to the palette and the num- 
ber of colours in which excellence! is cur- 
rently working, which results Is some 
psychedelic-looking pictures if the colours 
in the graphic are very different from exteh 
fencers palette. 

Although the program reads the 
graphic's palette,, it cannot adjust its own 


Tfor a nr no preset page ifaet t d efromr from, jo 
If you tou need to know !#w paper 

jJr* Jrt lochei or re tm r 

palette to something closer to the colours 
in the original picture, it simply picks the 
closest colours in its existing palette. 

You can fiddle with colours until the 
cows come home, but at the end of the 
day you are only going to get good results 
rf the palettes of the graphics you import 
match excellence]^ palette. 

And although the colour scheme gets 
saved with the document, if you alter 
excellent e!"s palette and import a docu- 
ment that has a different colour scheme, 
the colours in that document will get 
remapped to the tiew excellence! palette. 
More psychedelia. The saving grace is the 


price, Even with the colour and printing 
Frustrations, at under £40 it has to be a 
bargain, 

M may not be good enough for high 
quality output work, but for bashing out 
words or for preparing documents that are 
going to be printed using just the one 
printer font (plus italics, bold, underline, of 
course), excellence! is certainly competent 
and less than half the price of 
nival packages. 




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Usually a small cartridge Shas allows you to take sounds I ram a micro q nemo (with ampl flcstion), laqo. CD etc and record (digitize) liiem into 
your computer! memory. One® in the memory a sample (Bound) can be changed using ins sampling software 

Allows you lo alter sounds that have swan digitized by the SAMPLER. Ncfmal Junctions with sampling software rnciude toatF 
ing and saving a sample dish altering me sample by cutting speeding up down, fading in/oul, joining to other samp* as and much much rm. 

Allows you lo lake samples amt play them back in an order (sequence) that you determine, For example If you sampled a piano note, a 
sequencer would allow you to play that note back .ii diHerent pitches and in a sequence you decide. Your one note loaded into a sequencer can become 
a eompteta piece of piano music. 

>; - ■ a smalt cartridge which plugs, into your Amiga end -allows a M*di Instrumonl {usually a Keyboard) to communicate with the eomptilei 
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Nnt (inly are Acclaim rete^iirtg Mien 3, 
but they a\a also releasing another Sega 
Megadrive conversion The game ts ques- 
tion Is Ohe hfgh.y popular pusfer Krusty's 
Super Fun House, 

Sart Simpson's favourite hero, Krusty 
the CJown, Is in big trouble Rats have 
invaded Ns fun house, Krusty must gurde 
the rats into the rac traps controlled by 
Homer and Bart and you can then hap- 
pity watch them burst like balloons or be 
killed by 20,000 volts of electricity. 

Wot only must ftrusty deal with the 
rats, ha must also Fend off slimy snakes, 
pink flying prgs and laser firing aliens. 
Dun no, I chink tht gams programmers 
must have been taking dodgy 
substances, 

trusty's Super Fun House is available 
in February for £.29.99. Aye Carumba 




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f diddly crazy world 


Those darn clever people down at Acclaim Entertain merit are just putting the finishing 
touches to Alien 3. The game is an accurate conversion of the top-selling Sega 
Megadrive version and should be available in February, 

It is loosely based on the hit movie of the same name and features Sigourney Weaver 
as Ellen Ripley Ripley, our alien-bashing heroine, has crash landed on a mining planet 
and penal colony, Fiorina 361, Not only does she have to face wave upon wave of alien* 
and rescue the prisoners, she has co do it without any hair. 

The plot does differ from the film. The first point is that in Che game there are hun- 
dreds of aliens compared to just the one in the film (well two if you count the one in 
Ripley's belly 1 ). 

The second is that in the film there were no proper weapons, Whereas in the game 
Ripley is tooled up to Che man with flame-thrower?, guns, grenades and err p a bottle of 
Mr Muscle for wiping up those embarrassing blood stains. I've already played a one-level 

demo and it's looking absolutely 


I brilliant. 

The atmosphere is dark and 
moody and very scary indeed. Alien 
1 3 the game is very violent, but hey 
those nasty aliens deserve every- 
thing they get, right kids? 

Alien fans like myself will love It - 
p the game packs all the atmosphere 
and excitement of the films into one 
little disk - what a bargain. It will 
1 cost you a mere £29.99 and a* men- 
tioned before will be available in 
_ February. 




Guppy love! 




Hey fish fens, hold on to your, err fins because Millennium are releasing James Pond 3 - 
Operation Starfish. Formally entitled Splash Gordon. James Pond 3 features our fishy chum 
once more as he battles against the evil Dr Maybe, 

The dastardly Doe has set up base on the moon, which is made out of cheese. A team of 
rats is mining the cheese which will be sent to Earth to flood the mar*et and throw It into 
financial chaos Dr Maybe will then rule the world’ Sounds irke a job for James Pond . 

The actual James Pond character has had a bit of a makeover and he is now more versa- 
tile than ever before. Pond can now pick up items, run, jump and duck. The games pro- 
grammer Chris SorrdJ says that James is as feast as fast as Sonic the Hedgehog. 

Jn the first game James couM blow hubbies, then he could stretch and tang from the 
ceiling and now he can seek to almost anything thanks to a pair of gravity boots 

This game looks Irke it could become a firm favourite with the games-buying public, The 
graphics rooks really amazing and no doubt there'll be a wealth of payability to go along 
with them. 

James Pond 3 - Operation Starfish will be available at Easter, I'd, err, plaice your orders 
for it now. Sorry, bad joke, but I couldn't resist it, 


Ocean do a lot of work 
for charidee 


Yep, lots of work for charidee, hut this time they're going to talk about it, Ocean's riext 
release is a game called Sleepwalker and Jfr been especially written For the fo/thcomifig 
Comit Relief event, Red Nose Day 4. 

Sleep walker is a scrolling platform game dorse in a kind of Lemmings sty lee You pMy 3 
cute dog who has the job oF protecting 3 little mgrtt-shiT-wearing kid from danger as he 
wanders uncontrollably tfcrwgh level upon revel 

The game has some wonderful backdrops, smooth para'las scrolling and is very slick 
indeed. The big tonus Is tbai funny man Lenny Henry, who also does a lot for charidee, is 
kindly providing the sound effects. Should be stonker, or was that last time around? 

It's funny, playable, addictive and (tie best p art is that from each copy sold there is a fiver 
going straight to Comic Relief. The game will come compete with a handy sponsorship 
form so that you can make some more dash For the charity. Sponsored Sleepwatking - 
sounds greatr 

Ocean are also organising a national challenge 
For Red Nose Day itself, which incidentally is on 
Friday March 32 f 1993. 

So, get your moth-eaten wallets out buy Sleep- 
walker and do your bit For chandee, and then you 
won't have to talk about it. 


Don't have a cow, man 


Aren't Acclaim Entertainment bu*y people? They're also releasing Bart vs The World in 
February for £29J9- The yellow-skinned one takes himself and his family on * journey 
around the globe. Watch as Lisa* Marge, Homer and Bart go on a mind boggling search 
tor treasures. 

Sounds a bit easy doesn't it? But wait 1 Trouble is afoot because some extremely 
ruth less people are out to destroy theirt 

Will Bart and hts family survive? Well dear computer games player, it is, as they say, 
entirely up to you. Armed with firecracker balls (ouch!) you and Bart must save (be 
Simpsons and to grant Bart His ultimate wi?H - a special guest appearance on the Itchy 
and Scratchy show. 

Former Simpsons games haven't been up to that much, but this game could be the 
one that breaks the mould. It says on the press release that Bart vs The World is a one 
or two-player game with awesome cartoon graphics and unlimited playability. 

Ahem, we shall see. Hey, you never know, they might be tilling the truth? Then 


again. 


March 1993 




Woody Hell 




A few months ago, you may reirtemtuef * game tallied Cybernetic which 
priced our beloved CoverDtsk Visicm Software^ the company behind that 
Eurtaitic: shDut-'em-Lip. art bach with a brand new game entitle^ Woody's 
World, 

Their handy press, release proudly boasts that Woody's World is going 
to be the largest olatfonn game ever developed for the Amiga and is going 


INNER VISION 




DRAGON'S LA 

Cartoon capers anil 

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to set a new standard in game entertainment. 

The game features more than 6fl levels with over 20 graphic styles, 
Kkgrmmd music than lasts more than one hour, masses of secret rooms 
='d hidden bonuses and super smooth scrolling. 

Going off their last release I think I believe them as well. The screen- 


hots are particularly impressive. The ^ame will be I Mb ortiy and is sched 


iled for release in March, By all accounts it could well be one of the games 


of the year and it's only the beginning of 1993! 


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Don your combat boots 


fiBti Attach Sub 


The Gulf War h over, but 
you Ye ttiil thirsting after a bit 
of hot war action? Well, the 
solution is hone, Combat Clas- 
sics by Empfre features three 
great military simulations in 
one superb value padc 

The three gan ies take you 
over rants, sea and air You 
tan either take control of a 
squadron of tanks m Team 

Yankee or take command of a top secret billion dollar attack sub in 60S 
Attack Sub. Or why not don your shades and be like Tom Cruise and fly the 
high-tech FIS Strike Eagle 2? 

When F-l 5 2 was reviewed in Amiga Computing we were quoted as say- 
ing tfui Its "without doubt one of the best flight sims around'. Features of 
MS 2 include six neaf-wortd locations with each area containing hundreds 
of missions. 

Team Yankee, a now classic tank game by all accounts, featured action 
and strategy side by side in a definitive simulation of modem tank warfare. 

It featured live major scenarios and up to 25 battles plus superb high-defi- 
nrtion bitmapped tank graphics 

Finally there is 600 Attack Sub where you can act out several episodes of 
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, except the crappy monsters and Kowalski 
the guy who gets attacked evcey episode, are sadly not intruded. 

Attack Sub features ten different scenarios, digitised sounds of the subma- 
rine at work and actual digitised pictures gf the crew. 

If you fancy a bit of war gaming then Combat Classics Could wen be the 
compilation your sweaty little hands have been waiting to grab. 

Combat Classics will only cost you (29:99, a three for one bargain, espe- 
cially considering we are in a recession. 


MS 2 


Team Yankee 


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No demo disks reviewed here... 

IINDY AND THE FATE OF ATLANTIS 4 

Why can't he let Captain Nemo deal with it? 

JfGB ................. p**#»re.*o »**» **■#*.« **<•■* .****.***.. 6 

Comrade Biffshi tattoos his head and joins the Col 

(iDCPlL IflrOHiD**#** • ...... ***»*.. ■ ..jA. ........ 8 

Can it be as big a danger as its cinematic counterpart?^ 

SPORTS MASTERS |1. 9 

More than just another compilation - it^wlCTv 

DARK SEED 1 0 

Wow - this is a bit scary! Ben's dream h finally realised. 

CREATURE S ^Kk. 1 2 

Comical calamities or sick and sad? It s damn funny either way. 


Come an air 


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ZrCONIX 21 


Not Tetris, no. 


LETHAL WEAPON 

toads of action, but not a trace of Patsy Kensjt's bosom. 


CYTRON 

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THi Source... 


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intrepidly w-rtr hei i smiM*r Itttet pcrfofmer 


I t's hard to imagine The atmosphere and 
comic strip action of the Indie firms 
translated into the farrly slow and 
pedKtJi^n confines of the graphic adven- 
C true with any success, bui gwen that we’re 
talking about the team responsible for .Mon- 
key Island 2, the proposition begins to seem 
less absurd 

Atlantis (for so shaft l abbreviate the 
game's unfcasibly long name| is, happily, 
based not on a story designed for film, but 
written an cf story boarded from rhe ground 
up by the LucasFUm boys as a computer 
graphic adventure. 

Had the company decided to cash in on 
The Last Crusade, we would probably have 
been- deaiing with a tatty commetciar spin- 
off (Yutetide domestic fowl to you and me|. 
Atlantis is Far from this, and is in fact a 
chompmgly good game 
The plot briefly, puts ind^e at the heart of 
yet another Nazi scam, and this time the 
mastei race is afte r not a radio for talking to 
Gott, but nuclear power - the power of 
Atlantis. 

Well, OK, if'i not really nuctear power, it's 
a sort of romanticised ancient energy locked 
up in a strange metal called o/rdvifcum, dis- 
covered by the Adanteans, but the princi- 
ple's the same. If Pndie fails,, we're all 
sausage-meat. 

The story begins with Herr toner, a Nazi 
agent who escapes From Indie's offtre after a 
hilarious intro sequence, indie, having been 
Force-fed several blmdmgfy obvious dues 
[just to get you started, you understand! 
realises chat the teutonic tearaway is inter- 
ested m a dig he was once in charge of in 
Iceland, which means Kerner will be a f ter 
indie's old female sidekick, Sophia, who was 
on the same dig. 

Jones sets out to warn Sophia and the 
acuon begins. To begin with, Atlantis has a 
very similar look and feel to Monkey 
Isfandf 2, with the usual bank of a dozen or 
so action icons to the left of the bottom half 
of The screen and a space to the right for 
whatever Indie happens tg be carrying, The 


top half of the screen is the action window 
and all user input can be m the form either 
of mouse clicks or key presses. Easy, eh? 

From the outset, Atfanris's storyline 
unfolds in much the same way as you'd 
expect There's an initial section* after which 
the player has a choice of ’paths' to Foflow 
|more on this later;, then the scene changes 
to a variety of locations including Monte 
Carlo. North Africa. Crete, and Adantfc itself 
Ar ari times, the p4ayer is in no doubt as 
to what is happening and which way the 
plot Will go nett 

This is probably my only major compfamr 
abnut Atlantis, There's no real mystery about 
the game, and even the movements of the 
enemy are reported at regular intervals 
through the medium of cut scenes 
In other games, (hare's a certain element 
of figuring out both what i do next and 
how to do it, but in Atlantis, Indie is never in 
any real doubt as to his aims. 

The challenge n based purely around the 
ctever solutions the ptojner must find to the 
problems which fitter the well signposted 
path, i m not saying the game is predictable 


or bonrg. it's just that U can become a littfe 
too much Irke reading a puzzle book rather 
than a computer novel 
The puzzles themsetves ane very tricky in 
parts and should pose enough of a problem 
to Keep most players up at night far at feast 

Floppy hats n' bullwhips ahoy 


a few weeks, but one in particular, at which 
I'm completely stuck, is ve*y s%. 

Throe stone disks must be collected 
before the prayer can oncer Atlands - a 
worldstono, moonstone, and sunstone 
When all three are used in the middle of the 



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1 np room in the caves under a certain 
i vc a i ion \ don't want to give sway too 
much, bat yx^u IR be sieened toward it any- 
ay by the plot). Indie must position them 
n accordance with a due - different every 
' Tie the game is played - in Plato's i-osi 
Dialogue. 

My probfem is that there are dozens and 
dozens of combinations, and the only one 
v-p managed to get to work after hours of 
messing about leads to a dead end, 

The impasse, after a pretty logical and 
m: idling ly difficult set of puzzles, is irritat- 
ing and off-putting though guaranteed 10 
lengthen the life of the game - something 
which is of prime concern to many graphic 
adventure fans these days 

The paths I mentroned earlier are the 
game s really innovative feature. Players 
complete an initial sectron of the game, 
after which it dromes dea r where the plot 
wUJ go, and a choice of three playing 
approaches must tie made. 

There's the wits path, where indie car- 
ries on alone and attempts to think his way 
through the game, the team path, which 
sees Sophia tag along as a second team 
member, and the action path, which 


involves fndie rn lots or punch-ups wnh Ger- 
mans [otherwise known as the fager lout 


/Mi subsequent events will depend on 
which path was chosen, and there really are 
radical differences between the three routes 
For example, on the wits path. Indie can 
simply walk up to M Trotder in Monte 
Carlo and get a stone disk tiff him. On the 


f ry rfipume thfM for a ejaotf ktefeing 

team path, he must set up a seance with 
Sophia at which Indie and Sophia attempt 
to convince M Trotner of their credentials. 
This is far from easy, and [he point at which 
l failed miserably. 

In short, Atlantis n a very good graphic 
adventure which should contain enough 
puzzles for most seasoned fans, and lasr 
long enough to jusbfy the money spent on 


it. With its three different solution paths, 
superb graphics, and touches of humour, it 
sets a standard at which other graphic 
adventures must arm. 

Nad there been slighdy more mystery and 
investigation as opposed to simple puzzle 
solving, f would have dressed the game in 
Pis and taken it to bed with me. 

Stevie 



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fimey, this is a bit of a 
first, a graphic adven- 
ture based on the KGB 
Normally, you get some dodgy 
adventure with wizards and gob' 

Ins, but a game about the KGB, 

that's going to break some 

ground in the computet game 
world. 

Wait a minute - isn t a game about the 
KGB going to be realty political? Well you'd 
thrnk to, Cut ft doesn't tend to go into detail 
about all that boring stuff What it's really 
about is Kidnappmg igusplj. rounder [double 
gusp^L drugs (hooray, erm I mean guspl| and 
eventually a plot to oust President Goitachev 
from power and return the country to the 
iron grasp hardliners. 

The game takes plate in Moscow and 
Leningrad in the days leading up to the 
August putsch. Pardon? You don't tnosv 
what a putsch is7 Well tD be perfectly honest I 
didn't know what it was either, but lock it up 
in a good dictionary and it means an attempt 
at a political revolution ot a violent uprising. 


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detailed, especially 
the screens where you 
are talking to suspect 
and superior^ 

KG B is very easy to play thanks to 
the mouse pointer system, fts called a sma- 
pointer, and whenever you place the points 
over an object ii wil automatical^ lock on to 
the best option. So if you place It over a per- 
son it switches over to the Talk option auto- 
matically. 

KGS is a pretty good game and very 
intriguing. Lovely graphics, gr&at playability, 
quite additive - that's how I'd sum it tip and 
by Jove I just have. 

If you adventure fans are looking for a bit 
of entertainment to while away the winter 
evenings, you won't go far wrong wrth thas. 

Jonathan 


you 


I bci this guy Ueein’t queU* up fsw bnead 

So there you go, you learn something new 
every day, 

You play the part of Maksim Rukov, a for- 
mer GRU Captain who has been transferred 
to Department P. Department P, if yot/re 
wondering, was set up during the tune 
of Penstroika and its function is to 
investigate possible cases of KGB 
corruption. 

Your first mission in your new job 
is to investigate a vicious fciJfing 
Your involvement is required 
because the victim, a chap called 
Golitsin, is ex-KGB. Your superior 
officer Major VovIqv sends you to 
investigate the scene of the crime, 
and it is while you are at Golitsin's 
office that you meet and interview 
ihis sister. 

Ii is whde pracdsing your famous 
D l Burnside interview technique that 
discover the trad that 
Goficsin was following 
befor c he died. 

KGB isn't 
an adven- 
E u r e 
like 


Lift Attendant In (arnmii Spy scamfeir 

Monkey island or Legend of Kyrandia, ft's an 
adventure more in the style of Ween, bui it s 
much more classy than Ween You are given 
the view of a room from your eyes, but you 
don't see your character moving atout in the 
room. 

You do see other people in the room, 
though For mstance while you are inter- 
viewing Golitsin's sister, you see her standing 
and when you reir her to sit she sits on a 
chair. 

She isn't animated, though, and it looks 
more Irk? me teaming down process out of 
Star Trek. I’m sure you get a good enough 
idea of what I mean. 

One wonderful thing about KGB is when 
you stare talking to other characters. The teat 
that you get to choose from is so funny that I 
couldn't stop myself g&ggifng, hut i quite neg- 
uraiy got stared at by other members of staff. 

A sample conversation would be some- 
thing like: "Have you a cigarette^, io which 
your colleague replies b The un paralleled 
Soviet health Cudget is not to be squandered 
on treating self-inflicting diseases, comradef - 

I know it's not meant to he funny, but 
no-one on earth, not even the Soviets talk 
like that, “he graphics in KGB are pretty 


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O cean seem loathe to develop 
any game that hasn't first 
appeared in cinematic form - 
Hudson Hawk, Bart vs Mutants, Termina- 
tor 2... the list goes on and orr - in Fact 
Cool World is onfy the first of three film 
licences to be released by Ocean in the 
coming weeks. 

It isn't such a bad idea actually, this 
licensing business - it removes the need 
to come up with a plot, give it a title, 
and make up a few characters. 

Such tiresomeness has already been 
taken care of by the film producers, and 
leaves the game team wrth nothing to 
do except write a completely stonking 
classic based on the hard work of others. 

Should be easy. But it s not - at least 
not if many of the past releases of this 
nature have been anything to go by, Per- 
haps programmers see it as an easy ride, 
but for whatever reason, numerous film 
licences - not just from Ocean I hasten 
to add - have turned out to be noE only 
disappointing conversions, but plain old 
crap games. 

Coof World is due to hit the cinemas 
in rhe early new year, and although little 
information has surfaced as yet. Biff Cells 
me with a lecherous leer and through a 
mouthful of drool that it stars Kim 


OCEAN ■ £25.99- 1 

Basinger, 

From what we can gather, the action 
centres around some guy who produces 
a cult comic, unwittingly creating a par- 
allel universe, thus enabling cartoon 
characters - Doodles - to enter the real 
world. 

Well, all right, I read it on the box, 
but it s a pretty safe assumption that the 
game closely follows the plot of The film, 
so that makes it OK* doesn't if? These 
Doodles are characters created by Jack 
Deeds for his comic, and inhabit the 
mythical land of Cool World. 

What with the parallel universe and 
all though, the Doodles are making the 
quantum leap from camrc-strip immortal- 
ity through to the reai world, by means 
of spooky-looking vortexes that have 
cropped up ail over the place. 

The Doodles aren t quite as daft as 
they first appear though, It turns out 
that they don't have any wish to actualiy 
exchange their safe and easy lives in 
Cool World for the forbidding recession- 
ridden melancholic monotony that is the 
real world .having another bad day 
Paul? - Ed|, but simply want to borrow" 
certain items from our dimension to 


make their own lives more comfortable. 

Nothing wrong with that. Share and 
share alike, l was always fold . But hold 
on! All this paraJielir universal to-ing and 
fro-ing is upsetting the cosmic balance. If 
too many items are taken from our 
dimension, its not entirely out of the 
question that the whole world will sim- 
ply explode. 

ignoring the obvious solution of ask- 
ing the Doodles politely not to bf-ag any- 
thing else, Dcebs enlists the help of Har- 
ris the PoJiceman to counter the 
imbalance. You are Harris the Policeman, 
and this is where the game begins. 

The Fdea is to beat the dastardly Doo- 
dles at their own game by using the 
same vortexes to travel through the 
wo rid 5, returning purloined items to 
I heir rightful place., Beginning in Ehe 
streets of Cool World, you must first col- 
lect enough coins to bribe your way 
through to the actual level. 

You are armed only with a Handy 
Fen r which is used both to shoot the 
Doodles and to suck them in. For those 
of you who think this alt sounds a bit 
dubious, let me explain. 

The whole point of the exercise is to 
prevent items from finding their way into 
the Cool World. Obviously, the more 
Doodles who make Ehe crossover, the 
more objects they can take. 

Shooting the Doodles with your pen 
turns them into big inky blobs, which 
can then either be shot once more for 
extra points, or 'sucked in" in a Ghost- 
buster type fashion by keeping the Fire 
button depressed. 

When shot it's only a matter of time 
before the little beasts become re-ani- 
mated, whereas sucking the buggers m 
disposes of them for good, 

To complete a level you must prevent 
too many items making the cross-dimen’ 
sional leap for a specified period of time, 
which shortens as you progress. 

My instant reaction to Cool World was 
one of disappointment. After the excel- 



W« Ihrrr ipitprmiflitj you to gol off your chnt? Aff art, I to? 


lent animated sequence at the begin- 
ning, the graphics - while colourful - 
seemed rather fiat. The gameplay was 
rather repetitive and I quickly gave up. 

On returning to the game later in the 
afternoon though, I became quite 
involved, and dare I say it, addicted to 
saving the universe from its impending 
oblivion. 

More varied levels are definitely 
needed if the game is to reach anything 
close to classic status, and beefed up 
graphics - especially in rhe confrontation 
department - would have made for a 
more compelling game. 

As it is. Cool World follows in the tra j 
dition of many previous Ocean games, in 
that it is a competent and enjoyable 
arcade platform adventure - but come 
on Ocean, surprise mi 

Paul 


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EMPIRE ■ £29.99 ■ 'A meg ■ Keyboard/joyrtick/mouse ■ Out now 


J ust marry struggling recofdrng artists decide to release sad antf lacklustre remises 
and “best oh' td wards the end of the year m an attempt to revive their flagging 
careers, so 100 do software companies attack the market with dire compilations of 
a eni games that were best Forgotten. 

t *vas a welcome change tfien, that when Sports Wasters arrived in the offices shortly 
>/ore Crirnbo, boasting four great titles from months and years gone by, at lease three of 
ft* - were just that. 



Indianapolis 500 


A bit of a dinosaur fn terms of age, Indy 500 still knocks fhe spots off 
'tie majority of offerings we've seen since it was originally released 

Basically the Indy 500 comprises drivers steering what appear to 
be customised Formula One cars around a track so elementary in 
design it makes Scafearnc took like a map of the human nervous sys- 
tem. 

ArfmirtedJy the cars do reach speeds of 2ft 0 mph. and the number of racers and size of 
the track are such that collisions are commonplace, but still... 

Speed is prominent in the game too, and from your first person perspective in the cock- 
pit of the < 2 \r you can almost feel your cheeJts wobble as you race distances between 25 
mti 500 miles [that’s where the name comes from, seel using keyboard joystick, or the 
preferred mouse control. 

But that isn't all that's on offer - good Lord nol Von can choose to compete few one of 
three teams, racing etther in their pre-set machines or in your own car, which you can 
almost compJetefy customise. 

Jump straight into a race and you'll find yourself an fast place in the roiling start, 
whereas by qualifying you can jump up the field. Spectacufar crashes or posy overtaking 
manoeuvres can be reprayed from a number of different angles. 

Indianapolis 500 rs a fast; furiouj and fun racing sim that* weil worth looking into if 
you missed it first time around. 




Advantage Tennis 

Unless players themselves, very few people in this country seem inter- 
ested in tennis until Wimbtcdon comes around, hui not me. Not any 
more f'm a yea^round tennis fan, and it's all thanks to Infogrames 
excellent Advantage Tennis. 

The First thing you need to do is tram and adopt a strategy, and 
AT allows you to do just that by setting your strength (one or two- 
hanoed shots required), style of play [attacking or defensive), and specialities. 

Once this is done you’re ready to play, turner agarnsc a human opponent or the com- 
puter Your aim is to amass a fortune and become the world’s top-ranked playe r by van- 
ning as many tournaments as possible during the busy season 

This is no mean Feat since you begin at the very oattom of the rankings, but fear not - 

you can practice against the opponents of your 
choice arid enter loads of exhibition matches before 
you jet off around the worJd with your tennis gear 
and cm of RaJjex Gameplay is absolutely superb - it s 
mcredibly realistic, and Fast? - oh ho, Hi say its fast; 
in Fact A 1 200 owners may find the speed a kittle too 
much. The game is very well presented, with a errsp, 
clear court I just nan t think of a major fault - you Jl 
be nookeef in minutes. 



European 

Championship 1992 

Here if is - the duffer of the pack This Teemo coin-op conversion 
might have been viewed slightly more seriously about two years 
ago- hut with two superb footy games already on the market, on a 
budget label or in a compilation is reafly where this Elite effort 
belongs. 

(ft a one or two-player game as you would expect, viewed from 

the touchiinc wvth littfe of the patch visible 
at any one time, rhe teams being the partic- 
ipants in last year’s Euro championships - 
with the noticeable exccp&on of the even- 
tual 1 winners! 

PiayahiJFty isn’t ihe problem - a very 
easy game to get to gups with - but the 
lack of options, absence of speed and poor 
quality graphics make For a game that is 
best avoided 




Overall 

I "ill a fan of 
sports and as 
such may do 
slightly biased!, 
but Sports Mas- 
ters is certainly 
the best compilation I have conte 
across, if offers superb value for 
money by anyone e standards - 
you II be instantly addicted and 
thrilled by it for hours on and. 

Paul 



PGA Tour Golf 


Choose from four courses in this EA classic and compete with up to three opponents in a four-round tournament 
against all the top US pros wrth the aim of achieving gtory and walking away with a stocking great amount of cash. 

That'S the idea. Put tty striding onto the fairway and hitting a perfect drwe straight off - ha! fat chance. 

That ! why were gwen the option of practising beforehand on any 
course, or an an individual note, a putting green or a driving r ange. it's a very easy game to 
play, the Stroke Bar at the bottom of the screen making it very easy to play reasonably accu- 
rate shots after a brt of practice 

Viewing from behind your strokemeister, you are afforded loads ot options during a game 
that make toe whofe affair a joy » play. 

Graphics are great and what sound there is rs very convincing. PGA four Golf was far and 
away the best game of its kind on rts release, and although now showing its age just a hide, it 
h i nil offers much to the hack 'n" slashers among you, 







W ell, we wailed and we 
waiEEd and finely after weii 
over a year of anticipation, 
the adventure game [fiat wouid make Mon- 
key island or any other of that ilir look srlly 
and inadequate has finaJly hit the streets. But 
does it five up to rts reputation? 

I've reaJly been plugging Darkseed ever 
since I saw the PC version which was to be 
quite honest $ brilliant piece of programming 
and marketing. 

Everything about the game r from the stun- 
mng packaging which indeed a hints and 
bps book to the jawdropping graphics, was 
wonderful 5 Obviously I was a Itttte apprehen- 
sive when the Amiga version arrived 
The PC version was bound to be better, I 
thought, not through any fay It of the pro- 
grammers bur simply because of the nature 
of the two machines. 

Cyfeerdreams also had another angle on 
the sate of the game. To create the majority 
of the graphics in the Alien world see&on of 


the game they enlisted the talents one Mr H 
R Giger,. a surrealist artist better known for 
the creation of the Alien for the .Alien films 
and for such loveabte beasties as the Vomit 
Monster in Pdtergast II. 

Mr Gigef created the scenes on paper and 
then the technical people scanned the art 
and fncorporated them nto the game. 

In it you play Mike Dawson, a horror 
write/. You got s tefc of the rat race fifesiyte of 
Irving in the city where you were a sales exec- 
utive for a murtf national company, so you 
moved to a small tow:* in the .American south 
to get some peace and quite and to fulfil your 



lifetime's ambition of writ- 
ing a book. But you wake 
in the morning after you 
first night spent in the 
house with an incredible 
headache, Afi through the 
night you were having 
horrible nightmares, 
images of half-human, 
half-machine animals tor- 
turing you 

As time goes on you realise that Che house 
is closely linked with an aden world filled wiih 
nasties that are desperate to come and con- 
quer earth 

But they aren't going to go to afi the trou- 


T mie to gel some pill! to get the head atraig hi 

bfe of getting into spaceships and shooting 
people and alt chat son of stuff. They have 
just planted the embryo for the next genera 
tron of Their race in your head. In three days 


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it will twitch find the world will be doomed to 
be ailed by Ihese sick and depraved afiens, 
not to mention the terrible toss it wi make 
of yopr head So now I have given you al( the 


background on the 
game, what is ft like? 

As ft turns out, I was 
calking compete rubbish 
when I sard that Dart- 
seed wouldn't be as 
good on the Amiga as it 
was oh the PC In my 
opinion it is the most 
graphically impressive release for at feast a 
year. The screen mode rs constantly rn hi-res 
interface so the characters on-screen are crys- 
tal dear, Darkseed is also the first game ever 
to contain morphing techniques. 

A morph is when one image is bans- 



A day out with the kiefs. M I he gr&VCy^rti 


formed into another You have some lovely 
clrps of a dolt in a box turning, for instance, 
into a monster and back again. 

When you first start playmg Dartseed the 
game appeal to be quite small but it does 
lake time for you to find all the different ftXfh 
lions - they won t jump out at you 

Mot only have you got to find the loca- 
tions in the normal world but eventuariy 
you'll find your way into the Alien world, 
wfidi is very similar oniy 3 Jlttte beggar. There 
are over 70 locations* 

My favourites are the game rs the interac- 
tive characters. Many games claim to have 
interactive characters but all they do is repeat 
set monologues when you ask them a 
question. 

This isn't the case In Darfcseed - you have 
to strike up a rapport with some of the mhab- 
i rants of the town to continue to make 
progress. They will come to you for things 
ar>d you must give them something in return 
if you want to gel what you want 

As with any such adventure the main way 
of progressing is by the discovery and use erf 
dues - there are plenty and most are logical 
and not too obscure, 

The odd thing is that you have to find cer- 
tain things that trigger events later on rn the 
game, so there fs a dommo effect. It doesn't 
matter <f you don't find some of the dues 
because you don't need them all but your 
task will be m^de much easier if you do. 

You must remember that the game rs set 
over three days and the way the time works 
is very interesting. Jf the macNne thinks you 
are engaged in some activity it time wifi run 
almost in real time but if you are just killing 
time and have nothing to do on that day 
then everything will speed up, 

And remember you are dealing with a real 
person so he has to sleep, hut watch out for 
the nightmares... 

You control Dawson by a simple point and 
click interface. By clicking the right mouse 
button you change what your icon on the 
screen looks Hike 

To use things you have a hand icon - 
whenever you move the cursor over any- 
thing that can be moved or operated the 
hand will point 

I quite liked this - rt doesn't leave you 


guessmg like normal adventure games do. 
Tne other two options allow Mike to walk 
around and examine thrngs. 

General raws and etiquette stiti appiy - just 
because you are praying a game ft doesn't: 
mean you can turn into a sfab. When you get 
up in the morning you have to get a shower 
or none of the locate will give you the time of 
day. And if you break the faw you will get 
banged up far the nigh* m the local nick. 

I do have one or two beefs with Darkseed. 
Because tne screen mode is constantly in 
interface the text at the bottom of the screen 
can be hard to read, and you get the ar noy 
ir>g flicker which always accompanies inter- 
lace and which grves you a headache rn sec- 
onds flat 

Darkseed one of the adventure games 
chat I look forward to taking time over and 
enjoymg In fun - \ cannot do it justice in 
these two pages. Check it out fat yourself. 

Eton 


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T wo years ago a game like this 
would have been banned, at 
least the programmer would 
probably have been strung up. Bur as rimes 
have changed so have the restrictions on 
what is acceptable and what isn't in the 
computer game world. so much so that 
games like (his do e*«st 

Creatures is a puzzle game stroke plat 
form run-around thing, You take the role of 
a arte and veiy stock little lurry thing, and 
you must make your way through various 
levels dodging, shooting and collecting 
small creatures to make a potion with. 

Once you have conquered these levels 
you are then faced with either a shop or a 
puzzle level In the shop you are accosted by 
a shapely women who tries to tempt you 
into buying something that will make you 
buy a weapon of some sort on the next 
level, 

The lateral scrolling levels instantly 
reminded me of Ghosts and Gordins, except 
Creatures is a tot harder 

Basically Creatures makes a mockery of all 
the fluffy bunny games released Jn the last 
year or so, namely Lemmings, Sk weeks, 
Dizzy and platform games too numerous to 
mention 

You notice something is amrss on the title 
screen when you have two cute little fluffy 
things walking round the screen looking in 
complete harmony with themselves and 
their idyllic surroundings. 

Then a bloody great monolith with "Crea- 
tures' carved mto it comes smashing down 
on top of then: turning them into strawberry 
Jam. 

So I started playing the game with antlcr- 




Phtm, hcri'i a pfcture that dirtlrt't tan Min any gore,,. 




Uh oh - can you gucl! wlwt will happen naxt 
ihllcfnml 

pation and at first I was quite let down. It 
just seemed like your average puzzle 'game. 
Then 1 got to a later swge called Torture 
The screen opened up with your charac- 
ter at the bottom of the screen and another 
character very similar to yours glued upside 
down to a some sort of jack. 

This poor thing was slowly being jacked 
to another level with a very nasty monster 




VMIJj thali fight - and now zippy WIN sflOW uj how to perform A lonsrtteUainjr without iwgtcat 
Instrument? 


Spliih. grind, splat. 


standing on ic that resembled a blue potato. 

It was obvious that he was going to do 
something but nothing can describe just 
how graphic the mutilation is that occurs. 

So l blundered around trying to help my 
Irttle friend but to no avail. He was jacked 
up to the monster s level and the nastiness 
began. The creatures walked off the screen 
and came back with a chainsaw, turned rl 
on and began to rev it up in front of the 
poor beasne glued to the jack. 

After a couple of seconds the animal that 
looked like a blue potato began to rip in to 
the thing on the jack with merciless 
abandon. 

Lee me tell you, the programmers left out 
no detail. The poor thing's body vibrates as 
hrs organs are sprayed from his body. Sick, 
very jjck indeed 

There are three other forms of mutilation 
rn the game - you may just be ^ble to glean 
what is going on from the pictures but I 
won't “sporr ic for you. 

To stop this mindless mutilation you have 
to figure out the puzzfe It maybe involves 
jumping on seesaws or breaking glasses of 
fluid to kill the evil creatures but whatever it 
is F its pretty challenging. 

I think Creatures rs a prime candidate for 
the cult game of F993, but it's definitely 


aimed at and older age group than th-r- 
usual fluffy bunny games. 

As long as you are not easily offender; 
by violence then I would say Creatures is a 
good buy It is challenging in every aspect 
and the animation of the creatures is 
fantastic. 

My only bed is that it is a little too che 
lenging in pais., and three lives just aren [ 
enou gft, Gh r and don't show your 
granny... 

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OflNn in qiftt ilti prot*ctecj on all 
fidtf tin 4rmy He cwmt be defeated 
unieii (urraundNi on AH’ sides by the 
ftljscki H« for Hits strer^th in his 
lifliPEed moves - «nlv two squares m a 
lira uht line 


Pawns have unlimdi i rf muvts In 1 itfJig hr 
ime but an 5 u seep* to hnochooli, as 
they need only be SwrOunOco on two 
udei Useful for cnislr^ 4 niMiance and 
helping to manoeuvre another piece 


Unlike the original King $ Table, there are several 
special pieces - sin In 111. although only four can be 
used at any nnr titVNr Abiliiiei of Ifieie faeces 
jiftludr moving dugniMlIy, and taking any other 
piece* they land on 


If Odm reaches a corner, or any sirfr m 
the baerd, he cannol be lurraundcd and 
has effectively won the game 




hri destiny. 

The twg sidei are the Blacks and the 
Whites - the Whites represent good, and 
must protect their ccntrat figure (OdinJ from 
the evil Blacks, who need to surround him 
on all four sides to become victorious 

On his visit to earth, Odin entered a tav- 
ern where he found T 3 men and women 
willing to take him on Each differs widely in 
skill, and he (or rather, you| must defeat 
each opponent twice - once as White and 
once as Black - before progressing onto the 
subsequently better skilled competitor. 

Victory in 22 consecutive matches is 
rewarded by a very nice animated sequence 


T he historically aware among you 
wiir no doubt be perfectly familiar 
with the concept of Ragnarok - a 
specific time in Norse mythology whereby 
ai :he gods gathered their armies together 
r a fight to the death, to free the world of 
t < i and create a better plane for .mankind. 

Of course 1 knew this too, and duly 
: rough! ft to the attention of the rest of the 
"ice who erroneously believed that Rag- 
irok was in fact the sequel to Chuck Rock. 
Those Nordic types were a tad rough if 
memories of AJevef history ressons sew 
fne correctfy fhe failed - Ed|. Mo f didn't - 
Haworth “asked me to leave' be cause of 


my apparent lack of interest, but that's 
beside the point 

Anyway, we could reasonably expect a 
computer game depiction of such a race to 
involve arcadey hacking aplenty, combined 
with a fair old beat-'em-up element and no 
small measure of animal abuse. 

But not a hit of it - no ress than a board 
game is what we have here, Ragnarok is 
based, for those of you who've played n on 
the ancient Krng s Fable, 

Odin is the lung of the gods, and knows 
that he will die at Ragnarok. fn this position I 
must say I'd be tempted to stay at home in 
my comfy palace and send some minions 
out to do my ditty work. 

But unlike our Royal Family. Qdin wishes 
to retain hjs dignity, and decides to face the 
problem head on. descending to earch with 
his customrsed game to pit his wits against 
devious humans in the hope of picking 
upon some pointers as to how he can cheat 


there's also an optional one at the begin- 
ning of the game|, but this krnd of success 
doesn't come easy, and you can choose to 
practise as Black or White against any oppo- 
nents of your choice. 

Also included is a iwo-player mode and 
the original game, giving even more 
longevity to an already tricky game, 

The options allow you to toggle the bat- 
tle sequences on or off. A battle sequence 
takes place every time a game piece is 
taken, and involves the personified pieces 
offrng each other in several bloodthirsty 
ways. 

Chess players should derive great satisfac- 
tion from Ragnarok, but it's a very easy 
game to play for anyone - I've never so 
much as looked at a chess board sideways, 
but became instantly familiar with the rules, 
though admittedry didn't meet with a great 
deal of success 

Despfte the battle sequences, it is worth 
remembering that while effectively offering 
two games in one package, Ragnarok is at 
the end of the day a computerised board 
game, An enjoyable and engrossing one, 
but a board game nonetheless. 

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Daphne dodges M o retread i finbaFI - can you do the same? 


A nyone who has experienced 
the previous Dragon's Lair 
games wM no doubt be fann- 
er with the story, whicn consists of the fairly 
standard nasiy witchAMzard kidnaps beauti- 
fuJ prinCHs/maiden, holds her ransom for 
no apparent reason and cackles evilly as the 
kingdom rai Ires round in panic-type tale. 

But far ittose who aren't clued up r I'll tell 
you more - because, unusually, the story is 
a major part of the game in this particular 
instance. 

Daphne |the princess type) found herself 
kidnapped by some warlock geezer named 
yprdroc Lord only knows why, but there 
you go Anyway, Dirk the Darmg |that's you) 
sets off on a dangerous rescue mission. The 
reason? Daphne is your sweetheart and 
you're gorng 10 get married 
WefJ. Mordroc must have some reason for 
his purloinment oF the princess, and it's 
unreasonable and rather naive to believe 
that he would simpfy hand her back to Drift 
without a peep. 

Which of course he doesn't - in fact it is 
onfy Dirk's quick-witted cunning that 
enables him to divert the war lock s magic 
onto the man himself, allowing him to res- 
cue his betrothed and sweep her back to 
the enchanted (surprise, surprise) forest 
where they resume a life a happiness 
together. 

to-one seems to live in towns rn these 


games do they? But it isn't that easy. Mor- 
drnc had a sister, Mordread, and she's none 
too chuffed that her sibling has been killed. 
Stack magic runs in the Mor family it seems, 
and Mordread swears to avenge the death 
of her brother by condemning Dirk and 
Princess Mrs Dirk to the Vortex of Eternity, 
where they will never grow old and never 
die. Hey. real punishment - we should intro- 
duce her to Walt Disney 

So the Vortex of Eternity it is then, and 


again it s up to Dirk to perform the Suitably 
heroic deeds that wHf free him and the mis- 
sus from this terrible fate. 

The game is split into 20-odd levels, 
which are actuafly only single animated 
sequences, so packed with colour, detail 
and effects that it l^kes about haff a dozen 
dis ks to fit them all in, 

Dirk is faced with a problem in each 
sequence, related to the trouble conjured 
up by Mordread, which he must obviously 
solve in order to progress. 

Having booted up the machine and 
loaded the game, I was absolutely gobs- 
macked by the brilliant animation of Don 
Biuth [last seen in Guy Spy, for the curious 
among youj that vuluafly leapt out of the 
screen at me. My God! This was going to be 
brilliant. 

Or so I thought As it transpires, the 
gamer is not in total control of Dirk in true 
arcade style - there are a limited number of 
moves he can make, and instead of Initiat- 
ing the action you must lake note of what 
happens around you and respond to it. 

Unfortunately, and qurte unbelievably, 
your responses frre limited not only in terms 
of movement but also in terms of the time at 
which they must be carried out. 

Whereas pushing back on the 1 joystick or 
keys would normally - obviously - move 
your character backwards, Dragon's Lair For 
some reason insists that your move is carried 
out at the exact time the programmers 
intended it, otherwise Dirk will simply not 
respond. 

The obvious moves are not always the 
correct ones to make, and even if you do 



choose correctly, then unless It's timed ju i 
right youlf lose a life, and may quite reason- 
abfy think that you made an incorrect! 
choree. 

if this sounds laboured f apologise, bin 
unless you have actually experienced the 
frustration of this as I have then it s dfficu 
to understand just what how ridiculous . ! 
unpayable the whole thing is, which is jl 
real shame as the presentation is absofutt- ■ 
superb. 

Dragon's Lair 3 resembles a high dais 
running animation demo more than a| 
game, but even as such is rendered dose to 
useless because oF the difficulty in accessing) 
the later levels. 

After being treated to the stunning lev^ 
of detail, I am genuinely disappointed by 
this game as it offer* nothing in the way ofl 
gamepfay and is Far too expensive to ptr 
chase Just as an animation package. 

IF the payability came even remotely 
close to the presentation then Dragon's Ian 
3 would be a worthy winner oF a Gpmefl 
Gold - as it is, unless you desperately nee: 
to see some beautiful animation and ham 
plenty of cash to spare, I just can't see and 
reason to buy it, which is sad. 


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gantuan sprites and stunning fights - 
in fact it's the game that the Amiga 
was made for. 

Hmm, thanks Mr Hype for your unbi- 
ased and objective comments. So kids 
do you honestfy think that Street 
fighter 2 will be as good on the Amiga 


E h, look here if it isn't an old 
friend of mine. Who is it, you 
cry? Ah, well it goes by the 
name of Mr Hype. Hello Mr Hype, do 
you mind if ask you a question? Sure, 
fire away. What do you think of Street 
Fighter 2? 

Street Fighter 2 ts undoubtedly 


as it is on the SNES? Ha, well I person- 
ally think you've been ever so slightly 
conned. 

Hands up who got the game from 
Cranny and Grandad for Christmas and 
eagerly loaded it up and then wept 


going to be the best beat-em-up ever 
on the Amiga, is going to be faithful to 
the SNES version and will feature 
amaring graphics, mind-blowing sound 
and absolutely brilliant playability, SF 
2 is the hottest two-player arcade 


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UlM/Li 


Hot had speech, but cffllt r 
effects « My *e- 


V*ry skj^ espec^ily in 
twa-player mode, 


fLi It on the hardest level and you'll 
be afycur Amiga for years 


owns a SNES and SF 2 I would keep 
the fact that you ve got a copy of SF 2 
on the? Amiga very quiet indeed. 

Perhaps I'm going over the top 
because Street Fighter 7 isn't really 
that bad. it s not amazing, but thanks 
to Mr Hype your expectations have 
been unnecessarily raised and you 
probably think that the game is going 
to be the best ever on the machine. 

That's Mr Hype for you, making the 
eager youngish] devils that you are 
scribble the game down on your list 
to Santa and find out that It s 
not quite as good as every- < 
one says it Is. (b™ 

Right, now I've got that 
grumble off my chest f might JP* 
as well tell you about the 
game even though you proba- Tm 
bly know everything that there L 
is to know about SF 2 P from 
what moves Ryu does to the 
sire and colour of Blanfca s 
underpants. 

The object of 

the game is rim- 7i — 

pie because all 

you have to do is take your fighter 
around the wortd beating the crap out 
of all the other fighters. 

It does have some things going for 
it and one of those is the fact that you 
have a choice of eight fighters, 

You can pick Ryu, a sort of Karate 
kid lookalike; Ken, like Ryu with 
blonde hair; Dbalism, an Indian rubber 
man; Guile, an American Gl with a fiart 
Simpson hairdo; Zangief, a wrestler 
who likes nothing more than throwing 
oiled men around a ring; I Honda, a 
fatty sumo wrestler who needs a bra; 
Chun Li, a Chinese Cynthia ftothrock 
type and last but not least Blanks, a 
green-skinned monster with orange 
hair, 

Each fighter has his/her own special 
moves. For instance Chun LI has the 
vicious spinning bird kick among oth- 
ers and Edmond Honda has the hun- 
dred hand slap, a sort of handbags at 
40 paces kind of move, 

Also included from the coin-op are 
the gratuitous violence bonus screens. 
The fighter is given the chance to earn 
bonus points by either smashing 
wooden barrels to pieces, punching 
and kicking three burning cans or 
wrecking and destroying a snazzy and 


very expensive car. Hey r if that isn't gra- 
tuitous I don t know what is. 

Street Fighter 2 was never going to 
be as good as the Super Nintendo ver- 
sion, but I have to admit that Creative 
Material have had a damn good go and 
possibly done the best job that they 
could do considering the Amiga capabil- 
ities that they had to play with. 

The graphics are almost identical to 
the coirKip with the exception of Ion of 
colours, but unfortunately 
they re very jerky and also the 
■# ■ collision detection is rather 

U+ dodgy i It s not funny 
1 1 « when someone hits you 

I and you're nowhere 
near. 

The sound is not 
^ brilliant and when Chun 

Li attempted her 1,000 
m, kick manoeuvre she 
^ r sounded like a dog yap- 
ping, Some of the original 
a ■» speech is included though 
* * with the fighters scream- 

ing ail manner of 
obscenities that sounds like 

Japanese. 

The game is slow - not as slow as a 
tortoise* but more your old age pen- 
sioner kind of speed. It s much better fn 
one-player mode simply because it slows 
down to sloth proportions in two - 


Ouch* bet that 
made hii eyes 
water,.. 


SF 2 Is just slightly better than your 
average beat-em-up. If you've not 
bought SF 2 I would save your money 
and wait for Body Blows by Team 17 
and if you have bought ft, then tough. 

As Chuck D and Flavor Flav from 
Pubfic Enemy cried In unison: Don't 
believe the hyp*T 

Jonathan 


player. Some of the special moves will 
only work once in a blue moon and are 
more than a bit fiddly, but seeing that 
the SNES has six buttons and the aver- 
age Amiga joystick only has one I can t 
really moan that much. 

On the easiest level f completed the 
game in one go, but stick it up to the 
hardest and you won t have a chance 
Overall Street Fighter 2 will be a dis- 
appointment to most Amiga games 
players due to the fact that the game 
has been hyped too much. 

When it comes down to the crunch 


The hflttle of the bio nd£ luiirtull. h i sad, very sad indeed 


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Superhero 


at this point, as youd guessed, chasing 
Apex through the streets of Amertca and 
generally beating up whoever you come 
across Sound like a new concept? Mo? Wei 
it is... 

Before you acti^Ny get your mitts on any- 
one, you must decide what fond of super- 
hero you want to he. and are provided with 
a "OesIgn-a-Supefhero Ki(\ Strengths, weak- 
nesses, genetic make-up - even the clothes 
he wears can ait be designed to your own 
specifications. 

For instance, you might want a Batman 
type character, complete wrth cape and 
pointy ears, dr perhaps you'd prefer a new 
kind of crusader - say, a woman with brg 
muscle*, a blue face and jeans. 

Virtually anything is possible,, and from 
what, we've seen so far, it looks like a Jot of 
fun 


P sygoosis are a funny bunch - one 
minute they have you writhing in 
delight at the antics of the* lem- 
mings, the next you're howling in disap- 
pointment at the likes of Red Zone and, as 
featured in these pages, Air Support. 

This time they are venturing down ihe 
well-trodden avenue of the beat-'em-up ¥ou 
may have noticed - i certainly have - that 
most of those offerings on the market at the 
moment are so similar that x really is a case 
of pot fuck a* to which are bought 

But by Jouei - you fcnow i thmk Psygnosis 
may have hit the naif on the head this time 
with the innovative Superhero The story is 


Core Design are awakening from their post-Curse of 
Enchantia slumber with a sequel to the groovy 
Chuck Rock, Pauf puts on his cape and picks 
up his club to check it out 


sec in the USA in the year 2005, when anar- 
chy rules the streets .and everyone takes a 
rottweiler to go shopping. 

This is apparently all down to some bloke 
tarJed Apex, a power- 
ful genetic mutant 


seeking revenge on a world he believes 
made him the freak he is. Everything is 
going to pot - what the world needs r$ 
same Kind of do-gooder wnh similar abilities 

to put Apex in his 
place You come In 


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buck Rock was well 
received and regarded as 
probably (he bell of the 
numerous caveman ptatformers 
when it first appeared on the Amiga 
many months ago. It revolved 
around Chuck Rock himself (racking 
down the nasty Gary Gritter, whod 
kidnapped his girlfriend, Ophelia. 

After his victory Chuck s confi- 
dence soared, he began to feel bet- 
ter about himself - he even learned 
to ignore his own pungent odours - 
his confidence soared, and we now 




Chuck Roclf 2: Son Of Chuck 


find him as the President of one of a 
car manufacturing company - making 
cars that he himself designed. Oh yes, 
and he managed to find time to have 
a kfd with Ophelra, who is now his 
wife. 

Another dubious rock star iourtda- 
like - Brick Jagger - owns Datstone, 

rivals to Chuck s car 
plant. Jagger and 


his heavies Brian Clay and 
Rabid Bowie |noi| kidnap 
Chuck, informing Ophelia that 
he will be unceremoniously 
hacked to bits unlelf she 
signs over Chucks business to 
them. 

Chuck Junior overhears this 
conversation (unlikely though 
it may seem for a six-month- 
old chl|d|, and promptly 
breaks out of 






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his playpen 
to set about 
rescuing his dear old 
dad. 

Armed with his 
handy child-sized 
club, junior bashes 
his way through five 
levels of prehistoric 
mayhem, riding an 
dinosaurs and gener- 
ally plltforming 


around. Beginning in (he suburbs, 
you thrash through the jungle, past 
volcanoes and across cliffs before 
winding up at the Datstone Car 
Plant, where Chuck Sr is being held. 

The graphics look great, and with 
the addition of loads of bonus levels 
and new characters, Son of Chuck is 
looking like a very worthy successor 
to the title of King of the Cavemen^ 


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gam# got art to the strives without it 
having an age certificate attached to 
the box. 

But who are we to decide what 
should and should not he available to 
the public? I wouldnt wish Hiffa an 
any unsuspecting member of the sod- 


your bits off at any opportunity. 

There are Jots of rooms and things 
to explore and there are always lots 
of other items like weapons and so an 
that will help you but it all boils 
dawn la a mate game so its always a 
good idea to keep a map. 

In the next scenarios It turns out 
that you are Jack the Ripper. It was in 
fad yaur evil twin brother who had 
killed the little girl lying in front of 
you but the police don t know that 
and they have seen you near the 
body so you are a hunted man. 

Again its a bit of a maze. Belting 
round the streets of lfith century Lon- 
don you re bound to get a bit lost 
now and then aren t you? 

This section is probably the most 
graphically stunning part of the 
game. You can even climb up on of 
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Thames. 

The main thing you have to worry 
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disguise. 

And it not just the police you can 
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death by the angry mob which the 
daughters father has put together. If 


I f I had any say in what should 
have been number one in the 
games charts last Christmas it 
wouid have been Waxworks in a joint 
first with Oarkseed. But I think there 
would have been a serious outcry 
from the parents of young children if 
they had ail rushed out and bought 
Waxworks. 

Seeing your five-year-old child 
bursting into fits of giggles on seeing 
the semi-severed head of one of Jack 
the Ripper s victims is probably not 
how mast parents would like to spend 
their Christmas. 

I think it should be stressed that 
although Waxworks is an excellent 
game it won t appeal to everybody 
and some people wcM find it com- 
pletely offensive, Many of us in the 
office are still baffled as to how the 


The composition of Waxworks is 
brilliant. The programmers have 
taken basic elements from adventure 
and arcade games, combined them 
with some truly inspired graphics pro- 
gramming and come up with ane of 
the most devilishly hard games I ve 
seen in well over a year and a half. 

It s basically an adventure game 
but it's split into four different scenar- 
ios instead of one huge one. This 
serves to keep the gamepfay fresh 
and the graphics interesting. 

In each scenario there is one large 
monster you have to hill - this mon- 
ster rs actually the evif sprit of your 
twin brother which has over taken 
the waxwork which yau have chosen 
to enter. 

The first of these scenarios is an 
Egyptian pyramid which you have to 
explore. As ever there are various 
things that are there to hinder your 
progress; in this scenario it If the 
pyramid guardians who wili hack 


They just don t Unow when 
to give up, do they? 


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You look Familiar - 


have we met before? 


ere i a quick intro for 
those not in the know<„ 
There's a game called 
Tetris that features blocks of varying 
shapes falling vertically down your 
computer screen intent on nothing 
more than causing a blockage, thus 
concluding the action and ending 
your fun. 

Fun? am how can one derive fun 
from such a seemingly futile exer- 
cise in basic computer graphics? By 
preventing the blocks from building 
up - that s how, 

Ves r simply rearrange these little 
devils into horizontal lines using 
just a handful of keys, causing them 
to disappear and consequently elon- 
gate your game. 

Sounds easy, doesn't It? - not to 
mention boring, pointless and dull. 
By jimmy though, it's addictive, and 
possibly the world s most widely 
played game. 

Why am I telling you all this? 
Well, as with any successful concept 
there are those who aspire to the 
same greatness - Columns,, Tower* - 
call them what you will, they re all 
younger, less meaty brothers of the 


classic Tetris, 

Zyconix is a member of the family 
too - kind of an incest- spawned, two- 
headed child with a hair-lip and a 
limp, if you will, because ft does have 
a few original quirks. 

The basic idea is the samp - simply 
don’t allow the screen to fill up. 
Instead of different shaped blocks 
though, you are bombarded with 
coloured rectangles that need placing 
In colour order, either horizontally or 
diagonally,, to keep your screen dear. 

Half a dozen or so different projec- 
tiles may fly at your blocks from time 
to time, and range from bombs and 
utility blocks to a rebounding ball 
that constitutes a mrniBlockout 
game. 

As weFI as the standard mode there 
are three variations, each one accom- 
panied by its own tune - jazz, rave, 
funk or soul, whereby you choose 
whether to race against time, go for 
bonuses, and other such shenanigans. 
There is even a two-player mode, 
played side by side, 

Overall Zyconrx is a very competent 
variation on a theme, but Accolade 
may find that m^ny people are unwil^ 


ing to pay full price for a game that 
appears in many forms In budget and 
PD libraries. 

Having said that, unless you 
already own a so called Tetrfs-clone, 
you could do worse than check it out 
- it s fun, addictive and one of the 
best of its kind on the market. 


Paul 


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not a let of scope far 
a* atricy Italy. 


A Ll D O 


you get ready stuck at any point in 
the game you can call on your 
deceased uncle who communicates to 
/ou through a crystal ball which you 
have in your possess ran. 

f know it sounds a bit siriy but It 
really is done very well - you even 
have that animated face of your 
uncle s mush talking to you. 

The next scenario is mine-infested 
with killer plants and mutations 
which are dying you give you horrible 
infections that will kill you in seconds 
flat. 

To protect yourself you have to 
Find a plant sprayer filled with insecti- 
cide which I found quite hilarious. 
Then you have to take tools and 
other equipment from The bodies of 
the ex-mine workers who were 
unlucky enough to get tangled up 
with the rouge plant and its friends. 

The final scenario is the graveyard 
scene - you have to find your way 
around the maze of gravestones and 
into the crypt of your ancestors. 

This wouldn f b# too hard a task 
but of course this is a graveyard so 
you have zombies by the dozen chas- 
ing you and trying to rip your fimbs 


off. I can find lit tie fault with Wax- 
works apart from the fact that most 
of the scenarios involve some sort of 
maze or other which can get a bit 
annoying. 

Ben 


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ADDICTION 


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Decent tunes - inaY^e^i to 
grate after ft while though 

R L A Y As B 1 l I T V 

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C-ouklnt be easier le Lender- 
Stand, but the actual eorrtfOl 
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addiction 

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mi iia-e you hooked, but 
Tetris is still tops 


March 1991 







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OCEAN ■ £25.99 * 1 meg * Joystick* Out now 


ci^ver - no gun, juft a big chopper. 
He tries to lop your bonce off every 
time you venture in his space. 

Sound FX are pretty much what you 
might expect - gun noises, things 
falling over and people dying - 
they re certainly not bad, but the 
game would undoubtedly benefit 
from something a little beefier (how 
about a cup of BuvrM - Ed). 

I must admit that I did like Lethal 
Weapon a lot - I never have been 
much of a fan platform games but this 
one is appealing to all levels not just 
the hardcore bunch. In saying that 
true platform' fans may find Lethal 
Weapon a bit easy same respects 
Either way well worth a look. 


H|he last thing that the toiling 
Gamer team wanted was 
another platform game after 
the excesses of Christmas, Especially 
after having to beat same drunken 
foal bach up the chimney because he 
niched my mince pies., but alas here it 
is - the first of a new breed of 1993 
platformers. 

Ocean are really into this film lie-in 
thing, they do all sorts from Hudson 
Hawk to Cool World and In my opin- 
ion they don't do them very well. 
Basically because none of the games 
resemble the film in any way, You 
play the role of Riggs or Murtaugh 
the head case copper who is played 
so well by Mel Gibson in the Lethal 
Weapon films. Thus, being a nutty 
copper with a testosterone overdose, 
you are sent on various ridiculous mis- 
sions in which you are hideously out- 
numbered by axe and machine-gun 
wielding psychopaths. 

Loathed as I am to say it I actually 
quite got into Lethal Weapon, It has a 
certain simplicity, unlike most games 
which treat you as though you should 
be knowing what you re doing seeing 
as you bought the game and every- 
thing. 

Your character starts off in police 
headquarters and you have !o bound 
around from room to room to choose 
your first mission. There are three to 
choose the first of your three mis- 


Think 1 II th«k if Danny Glaver i cIpArtrd hU undergarment? 
afier our Mil hJiif-rfliiingJlhEfniofou-t 

sians. One you cannot select until 
you have picked up a secret code 
from somewhere or other. 

This was the first aspect which 
drew me to the game. You aren't 
thrown in right at the deep end, you 
start off inn a relatively easy mission 
and work your way through. 

I was quite disappointed at first 
with the graphics because they seem 
unnecessarily simple but the reason 
becomes apparent after you ve been 
playing for a bit. Each and every 
sprite on the screen has its own indi- 
vidual little movement whether it be 
rooking around furtively of having a 
peek over the side of a ledge, which 
is a very strong sign that the pro- 
grammers have taken a long time 


over the game. 

The rest of the scenery Is very sim- 
ple, barrels, plain walls and the like 
which gives the game a very spartan 
appearance. Apart from that, the 
graphics are pretty spot on - every- 
thing moves very smoothly and! 
clearly. 

There are three main sorts of bad' 
dies. The first are the usual henchmen 
- in the films you usually have about 
four or ffve of them who get shot in 
the first scene, Sasically they're stupid 
and waft for you to shot First 

Hext up are the commando types 
who get shot very quickly. But you 
have to watch them they do shoot 
very quickly too. Msi but not least is 
the mad Chinese man with his meat 


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Shout for help - after guard Heaves the dungeon, pick up the key and unlock 
chains, Go to the wall on the far right front and pick up coin. Push the wall 
at the hack right to reveal a hole. Pick up paper clip front hole and unlock 
the door with ft. 

HALLWAY 

Pick up the fishbowl next to the door and proceed left. Avoid the mallets 
and the whale if possible, collecting all the jewels along the way until you 
reach the door, which of course you walk through. 

UNDERWATER 

Put the fishbowl on your head and go to the railings where the fish is 
trapped, and push the railings to release it. Go left and look at the hole in 
the ground - pick up the pipe from the hole. 

Say "hi to Mr Fish at the shop and give him the pipe in exchange for 
some oxygen. Continue left where the freed fish will drop a shell for you to 
pick up. 

Wait until the turtle is above you, then give it the shell and it will give 
you a ride over the electric eels. Look In the reeds to the left and pick up 
the electric prod. 

Fight the shark with the prod, continuing left until you reach the plug, 
insert the prod into the plug - you will be transported to the cave. 






Are you cursing at Enchantfa? Fear ye not 
chums, for we are here to calm the nerves 
and soothe the brain. Actually it was nothing 
to do with us - hearty thanks and manly 
handshakes go to Keith Grabban of Bath for 
saving us the trouble. Part two next month... 



Keith s advice is to save your game often along the cliffs, to save you being 
transported way back should you fail. 


Go to the right, pick up the rubber gloves, and stop at the big rock. Push 
the rock, jump over the rock, and continue to the right until the rock falls on 
you, transporting you back to the start. 

Follow the same path a; before until you come acrosi some buttons on the 
wall^ pushing buttons T, 1 and 4 in and 3 out, whereupon a path will appear. 

Walk right, pick up the rope and walk right again just before the electric 
man + Fight with rubber gloves on and continue right until you reach the 
falling rocks. 

Wait for rotkfalf to end and walk to first recess (cave?). Stay here untif the 
next fall ends, then go light, into the next cave, and pick up the chewing 
gum. 

Wait for yet another rockfall to cease then go right, wearing the chewing 
gum |yes r you read it correctly!), and you will pick op a rock on your head. 
Throw the rock to form a pathway, walk right, throw rope, jump rope, then 
walk right and look at writing on walk 

Now you have to let the big rock fall on you and be transported back to 
the start, making your way here all over again - don't worry, it i easy second 
lime. 

On returning to this point, go to end of trail and say Open sesame . An 
opening will appear - walk to the opening, say Hi H to the bird, and you will 
be transported back to the village. 




CAVE 

Came to the very front right of the cave and first look, then pick tip the sea^ 
weed. Go to the back wait posh the button, and an entrance win appear* Pick 
up as many rocks as you can carry from the places indicated on the map (there 
may he more^ 

When your sack is full, follow the map to the flock Basher and give him all 
your rocks. Now go and fill up your sack with rocks again and bring them to 
him. 

Find the plank, pick if up, and use the plank with rock. Make your way to 
the gold coin, picking up the remaining coins on the way. Return to flock 
Basher, who will now give you a stick and string. 

Go to the cave with the four ho Fes in its wall and look in all the holet to 
make a creature emerge. Look again in the hole on the far right, and pick up 


COUNTRYSIDE 

Look behind the large rock in the centre and pick up the Jewel, Go left onto 
the footpath until a pirate appears. Pick up the knife and fight him with it, 
then pick up the money he leaves behind. Follow the path to the village. 



There's plenty to do in the village, but here s the stuff that will help you. Go 
into the village square and turn left. Keep going reft until you see the sign 
for Sally See-All, 

Go in here and give money to the seal, who wilf give you a clue as to 
where you should go next. Return to the square and go straight ahead, to 
the Mage s. Give tome money to the wizard, and heir transport you to the 


the twigs that you will now see in there. 

Use twigs with seaweed* then go to the computer cave, pick up computer 
and look in the hole in the wall, where you will find a wire reel. 

Return to the plank cave, stand behind the plank and throw the computer, 
which wilf catapult you onto the ledge. Pick up the magnet, jump to the stone, 
and go back to the computer cave. Use the stick/string with the magnet and 
throw the magnet into the hole. 

You now have a reel of wire. Go back to the mud monster and use the wire 
with the tent pegs in the ground. Now pick up the mud left behind by the mon- 
ster, and use it with your newly made mask. 

Walk to the well and throw in your gold coin. Pick up both the money and 
the girl that appears [bit dodgy - Ed). 

Also pick up the baseball cap and go to the falling rock*. Wear the cap 
and go right, to the exit. Jump in the bucket and wear the mask, and chocs 
away! 




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Pretty interval Kteeni like thin HMte up lor 
the lack of impressive Oh-straWi graphic* 

I t's 3 Jong time since anyone has had 
the battle to put a game of this ilk out. 
Tank games of this sort are ten a 
penny on the budget market but they get 
very boring very quickly. 

But if you are like me and have an eter- 
nally open mind jeough cough] then you 
can appreciate that such products as this 
have a very basic idea to them. 

At first sight Cytron looks like a pretty 
poor effort, in the ever-expanding world of 
computer graphics it rs very rare nowadays 
that you get a game with less that average 
graphics from a company as big as 
Psygnosis, 

Rampart is the only othec game that has 
been released recently that I can say would 
do well in spite of the pretty poor graphics. 

Your mission is to pilot Cytron, a freshly 
developed rnulti-use tank with more 
weapons than a big, well-armed Thing, 
around a research centre saving scientists. 
Cytnon's mam gimmick is its ability to divide 
itself into smaller and more manoeuvrable 
craft with even more silly weapons for you 
to start blitzing the inhabitants with, 

you infiltrate a secret research base and 
rescue the humans trapped there by the 
mechanical workforce that has basically 
thrown a wobbler. 

Unless you get in there soon the 
machines are really going to go 
bananas. To prevent these 
mechanord menaces dang 
any more damage, once 
you have rescued as many 
people as possible an 
automatic cfestruct 
sequence is activated, so if 
you don't get out in time 
you go up with it. 

The humans are pretty easy to find 
but they don't seem to show any intelli- 
gence at all which i found a bit disappoint- 
ing They will just walk until they reach a 
wall and then keep on going, getting 


vision 

O0OM 

Awesomely smooth 
Hid well defined. 


The colour palttle'i a bit 
brawny all the way through 

nowhere fast 

The mad methanoid 
workforce which you are up 
against is pretty formidable 
to say the least. Storm ers, 

Bouncers, Assassins, plus 
Supporting cast each with 
their own little quirks that 
make it a real challenge. 

None of the opposition is 
anything new to arcade 
games of this sort but the 
sheer volume makes up for 
the lack of originality- Generally they aren't 
much of a problem but they certainly don't 
give themselves up for easy cannon fodder - 
they usually move Pike excrement off a red 
hot shovel, and Cytron is not the most 
manoeuvrable of vehicles. 

One rather irritating aspect is the enemy 
robots called Assassins which are pretty 
deadly and took very similar to the humans 
you pick up. 

|f you remember that you are up against 
a tame limit and most of the time are travel- 
ling at breakneck speed, you don't have 
enough time to take in the physical charac- 
teristics of each sprite so quite often you find 
yourself getting stuffed by die Assassins. 

As you travel around the several levels, 
the first thing chat strikes you is the smooth- 


This nig white beam ll one of ll» 
door; you My* to shoot to oftffi 

ness of the scrolling - it is quiet awesome. 
Next are the sound effects - the various 
booms. Warns and bfaps are really satisfying 
as welt as the atmospheric sounds that are 
thrown m for goocf measure. 

One dung that is cropping up more and 
more in games nowadays is an interactive 
irugame computer. The first one 1 ever saw 
was on Alien Breed where you could 
change weapons and buy keys and so on. 

It s pretty much the same on Cytron - 
you can upgrade your weapons depending 
on how much ammo you have and on the 
more tricky revels you can get plan view of 

Mine splits ir» two! 


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the revel to find out where you are and how 
to get round It 

The individual ships have their own 
weapons - choose either a bomb launcher 
or a laser - and these can be indrviduail> 
upgraded if you need something with a little 
extra umff behind; it 

Cytron' s a breath of fresh air after the 
recent spate of adventuredype games, A 
good ihoot-'ermip combined wrth a bit erf a 
puzzle. 

Ben 


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Pinball 

Fantasies 


Not content with just 
bringing you the 
solution to one of the 
hottest adventures 
around, we outdo 
ourselves once morel 

The Humans 

Yes here are The Humans level codes in aJf 
their prehistoric entirety, Aod would you 


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ration? Type m 'extra balls' alter loading my 
table and you will find yourseft not surpris- 
ingly, with two extra Pa his. 

IF you're still crap with five balls then type 
in DIGITAL ILLUSIONS, and even the fudi 
crousfy inept w^L! Find it mpossfble to lose 
their ball 


credit it - we've even got a couple of titbits 
for Rinball fantasies fans 

Thanks to Greame Faichney From Linlith- 
gow, Wei t Lothian for the codes - you wiil 
get your reward in heaven Greame 
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from taill 


Level no. Level rode 

Level no. Level cede 

Lever no. Level code 

Level no. Level code 

1 

Darwm 

2i 

Viira3ftara2 

41 

Bonus 

41 

Daemon slate 

2 

Andie Randy 

n 

Early Morning 

42 

Bouncing 

42 

Big Bab 

3 

to A L ie 

23 

BaeuAl^ir 

43 

No Money 

43 

Mum* Vice 

4 

Cari-os 

24 

Easy Ufe 

44 

ASF 

64 

Margaret M 

3 

Howie 

25 

Jims Ti« 

45 

Vision 

45 

A347J2473 

6 

Mooble 

24 

Paffcwew 

46 

Sisters 

64 

Help Me 

7 

CSL 

27 

NAenear y 

47 

fast Flthion 

47 

The Ernies 

8 

The Humble One 

23 

Green Card 

43 

Cargo 

63 

Eighties 

9 

Pixie 

2? 

Cookie 

49 

Bab C Nesbitt 

69 

Wine And Dine 

FO 

Milestone 

30 

Malcy Male 

50 

dangers 

70 

m 

II 

War War War 

31 

Raving Bur*, 

51 

flair rtww 

71 

Technophobe 

12 

j McKinnon 

32 

Ton Gtf t It 

52 

Ctatfy 

72 

Getting there 

13 

Unlucky 

33 

Sgnimmel 

53 

Mighty Baz 

73 

Time Is 

11 

Blue Monkey 

34 

Ministry 

54 

Tired 

74 

Running Out 

15 

Bed Dwarf 

33 

Mad Freddy 

55 

ftwMafodated 

73 

Lords OFthaos 

16 

Bad Taste 

34 

Bizarre 

56 

Stay Happy 

76 

Now Its Oo#re 

T7 

The Krtchen 

37 

Free Scotland 

5? 

America 

77 

Ini Out OF Here 

IS 

CJ 

38 

Apple Juice 

56 

.Another bay 

73 

Heres To A 

19 

Sort rt Out 

39 

Pay Day 

59 

Fjoiation 

79 

Better y(e 

JQ 

Smart 

40 

Banana Moon 

40 

Promised Land 

80 

Bye Bye Bye 



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Tfieie are yaur protectors - so keep out of trouble 

T his, the second retease From Inter- 
nahonaf Computer Entertainment 
nas a hard to follow if it is to 
continue Co build the*ha reputatron as devel- 
opers of quality games. since the still popu- 
lar Firefor ce made For an excellent debut. 

Ft's a bit of a mish mash actually - essen- 
tially an adventure oF sorts, not Only does it 
sport a hefty trading element, but also leans 
m places towards arcade style combat, and 
even has the odd maze thrown mi 

Evil forces have the world in their grasp - 
they stole the Golden Choice from the 
ancient Halls of Balance, and until IE rs 
resinned darkness wiN prevail, more than 
fikdy. 

With your crew of three bizarre outcasts 
you will have to sail around the ord West 
Indies in your trusty boat in search of the 


Any minulE now Judith Chdlmen will eohie along And patronise the J«alj 


fabled hafy drinking vessel, Ar the beginning 
you are presented with a map oF dozens of 
islands, featuring your boat as a small dot 
Decide where you would like to go lint ^nd 
with the icon-driven system raise your 
anchor and set sail If it's possible to land on 
the island an rcon will appear, and you can 
leave the ship, 

Throughout the game you are looking 
for efues as to the whereabouts oF trie chal- 
ice The island natives are a suspreious 
bunch though, and unlikely to divulge 
much information unless you first gain their 
trust by trading with them - building up 
your cargo as you go, Additional crew mem- 
bers c<m be hired, and as your weaftft 


grows more boats can be purchased 
While on the seas you will from time to 
time encounter pirates fa-ha, so that’s where 
the name tame from) who demand money 
o* who wiFI come aboard to Fight one of 
your three original crew members Land 
bandits are also in abundance, so beware. 

Piracy attempts to combine elements of 
all types oF games - a task that were it suc- 
cessful would present us with an absolute 
s Conker, but it s virtually impossible and ulti- 
mately Piracy tries loo hard to prease every- 
one Ft r s a real shame actually because an 
excellent game lurks somewhere beneath 
the programmers' over-ambitiousness 

Paul 


Lots o# legations, and Pfs very 
COOupTuI - tut flat 


AUDIO 


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Game Title: Arkanoid 
Revenge of Dob 

Company: Imagine Software 


Paying tribute to the rich legacy of games in the Amiga’s 
illustrious history, Ben Styles reviews two more oldies 


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out the bricks to progress to the 
next level. 

The main difference between 
Arkanoed and the original is the 
power ups. B y knocking out cer- 
tain bricks, capsules drop down. 

These do air sorts when you catch 
them, from making your bat tugger 
(fur gufaw yip yip | to running a 
multi-half sequence. 

There are hundreds or them - 
we re still coming across new ones 
now. To add a bit of spice there 
are also some little space invaders 
to hinder your 
progress - these 
tend to deflect 
frails and send 
them m a totally 
different direction They 
do have some worth as 
far as scoring goe* but 
generally they are a 
pain an the nether. 

Arkanoid is the 
definitive bat and ball 
game There are quite a 
few clones nowadays 


/ yyy sine* 

f N the birth 

/ ^ of the video 

game, Aikanoid has existed 
in a lower form. It hasn t 
always been called Arksnofd, it's 
usually better known as Brick 
Out, Yes it's the old movHhetet- 
tO’hit-the-baN routine, the basis for 
the vast majority of games consoles 
before a-frit machjnes. The hill title of 


this version is Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh. 
Doh is a nasty organisirKonuoriing beasSe 
who bimbles around the gafaxies taking 
control of the natives wi’ly-mlly, 

So what do you do. eh? Well personally 
I wouldn't send a cigar-shaped space ship 
to bounce frails around but apparently ic 
does do some good. 

There ft little deviation from the original 
Brick Out game. You are a bat at the bot- 
tom of the screen and you have to bounce 

the fralf 
around 
and knock 


but nothing has come close. And the nov- 
elty takes some time 
to wear 
A classic. 



Game Title: Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker 

Company: Virgin 



Snooker is snofto game which has 
had a million and one different visions of 
itself released in the fast few years, Jimmy 
While’s, as it is known, ;s the definitive ver- 
sion of the Crucible classic. 

you view the screen from any angle you 
wish by panning left right, up, down, in 
and out [shake it all about) with the mouse 
button, Once you have the view you want 
you have to rake your shot - quite an 


PflUL 


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rmportant part of snooker. 

To help you with your shots you can 
put backjpin or sidespin on the bail, to Ime 
you up for the succeeding shot. 

But if you are like me and you're happy 
to gee the shot in the first peace then you 
don t tend use this very often. Also, for the 
tricky shots which have quite a high angle 
there is speed controller to Stow, add a; 
subtract the speed of the shot 

One thing that must 
be stressed about 
snooker is chat it is a 
very easy game to play. 
It does sound a little 


complicated wFth all the effer- 
ent options bur It has small 
prompts telling you what each 
icon stands for in case you get 
stuck. 

There is also 3 good choice 
of opponents to choose from, 
ranging from the appalling to 
the extremely good, who knot* 
off 147s like dock work. 

I would imagine that there 
are very few sports more diffi- 
cult ro simulate than snooker, 
and ths has been proven more than once 
by the dire offerings endured. With its easy 


to use control, precise graphics and sheer 
realism though, JW $ is as close to playing 
snooker you can get with- 
out sticking your bot- 
tom out at the 
British 
Legion, 


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& Following on from last 
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Paul Overaa starts a new 
beginners series on Basic programming 


J ust in case this is your first 
encounter with Basic here are a 
few fundamentals. A computer 
program is just a list of statements which 
specify actions that should be carried out 
by the computer. 

The allowable arrangements of such 
statements are governed by a set of rules 
or syntax requirements which are not 
unlike the rules of grammar of a conven- 
tional spoken language such as English. 

To learn how to program in Basic you 
must learn those rides but more than that 
you must learn how to put statements 
together in meaningful way. Basic is very 
forgiving in many respects - when it 
encounters statements that are incorrect 
you'll get error messages that should help 
you identify the cause of the problem. 

As well as syntax rules, which must be 
followed, most programmers adopt addi- 
tional program style and layout conven- 
tions - ill outline my conventions as and 
when they are used. 

The version of Basic provided an last 
month's CoverDisk uses a number of 
libraries which you'll find in the ibs direc- 
tory. You should make sure that copies of 
Lhese libraries are present in whatever 
directory UBS: is assigned to after boot 
up. 


tor is concerned, most of the menu 
options will be sell -explanatory - those 
that aren't you will not need to worry 
about yet. So double dick on the HiSoft 


Basic icon, select Directory from the 
Project menu, enter RAM: (so that every- 
thing is done in the RAM disk) and make a 
start by typing in this one-line Baste 
program: 

PRINT -H«Uo Hflfte" 

Now select Run from the Program 
menu. A window will open and youll see 
various messages as the compiler reads 
your program and converts it into 
runnable form. 

If all goes well the last line displayed 
will be "Press any key". Hit say the space 
bar and a window will open, the words 
"Hello World* will appear and, since the 
running of the program is then complete, 
HiSoft Basic will again ask you to Press any 
key, At this point you will be returned to 
the editor. As far as compiling a Basic pro- 
gram goes that's virtually all there is to it! 

The word Print is a Basic-reserved word 
that results in things being displayed on 
the screen and in this case the “things" 
being printed are the characters held 
between the double quotes. 

Expressions like these a** called string 
constants, because they represent pieces 
of text which do not change, Sometimes 
however a program will need places to 
store items that do change, so Basic also 
allows you lo set up “variables" which are 
essentially named boxes in which you can 
place information, 

Basic variables come in all sorts of 
shapes and sizes but the ones we are cur- 
rently interested in are those used to hold 
text strings. They are characterised by 
having names which end in a do liar S sign 
and, needless to say, they are called string 
variables! 

Since HiSoft Basic's variable names can 
be of any length, you should aim to use 
names which tell you something about 
the quantity you are storing. If, for 
instance, you were collecting someone's 


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1 mentioned programming Style earlier 
and to finish this month there are a cou- 
ple of poinLs about my code which 
should be mentioned. Firstly, for reasons 
that will become dear when we look at 
larger programs, I try to avoid placing 
string constants within The main code of 
Basic programs. 

By defining a set of string variables 
which hold any textual data that a pro- 
gram needs all the program text can be 
conveniently located in one place. For 
normal variables incidentally I always use 
lower case! 

Secondly ( lend to use lots of Basic 
REM statements - these are remarks, 
ignored by the compiler, that can be 
used to add additional notes to a Basic 


program. Any line that starts with the 
letters REM will be treated as a remark, 
so also will characters placed after a sin- 
gle apostrophe. Here's one last version of 
the program described earlier that 
should show you how additional remarks 
and conventions can help; 



name, you might use a variable called 
user, nameS (note that underscores can be 
used to improve legibility}. This could then 
be used in exactly the same way as the 
equivalent string constant: 

FRIIT UE.tr na if I 


In this case the first line of the program 
assigns the characters specified between 
the double quotes to the variable 
user_nameJ, and the second line of the 
program causes those contents to be 
printed. A more important way of initialis- 
ing, or setting up, a variable is by collecting 
input from the user of the program. 

Go back to the editor and either delete 
the existing lines, which you can do by 
going to the end of the program and 
repeatedly using the Delete key, by posi- 
tioning the cursor somewhere on each pro- 
gram fine and hitting Ctrl-Y (ie pressing the 
control and Y keys together) which deletes 
a whole line, or by selecting New from the 
Project Menu to dear the display. 

Now enter and run this example which 
uses an fnput statement to collect a user 
name and place it in a specified variable: 

3 h PUT 'Hint h ro yf lait% mirjiBBti 
PRINT ’ H p L L a ujiMfclilt 

When the program runs you'll see a 
message appear followed by a question 
mark. That's a prompt to enter some data 
so type in your name, press the Return key, 
and the program will say hello to you. 

Bask doesn't force you to use separate 
lines for every statement. Multiple state- 
ments can be written on a single line as 
long as they are separated by colon signs, 
so one alternative way of writing the above 
code is: 


3hPtJT 'UNt 3? Tqut Mme", ? 

PRINT “Hrtlfl V UftrjMHi 


It’s worth mentioning at this stage that 
Hi Soft Basic doesn't worry about the case 
of reserved words although, by convention, 
til be writing reserved words in listings in 
upper case. 



This month's 
commands 

Command: InpuL 

Syntax: INPUT [;1 tVCBUr (;[,}} 
viriihtejlst 

Purpose: This statement prompts user for 
input and assigns it to the variable list, A 
comma after the prompt writ suppress 
the appearance of a question mark. 
Placing a semicolon immediately after 
the Input statement wifi suppress CR-LF 
character. 

Command: Print 

Syntax;Pfi3HT [nifigilelHOLI MiriiMtZL.. 
Purpose: This statement prints lo the 
screen the data defined In the list of vari- 
ables (and/or expressions) provided. 


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Nine poges of applications 
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If ARexx realty all that 
difficult? Alex Gian oji bow 
cosy it is fo moire use of this 
powerful language 

139 

Tfte amazing ItocKey could 
revolutionise Amiga chroma 
keying. Paul Austin presents 
a practical guide 

i 141 

Margaret Sfanger on who! 
actually happens inside your 
Amiga when you execute 
library routines 


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Rent’O-ront Paul Austin 
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puter-ied pitfalls when 
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Using your modem you can 
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over the place. Pat 
Winstanlcy tells you how to 
stay friends with them... 

■ s . ■ a» ■ 147 

Vectors - what are they? 
Where acp they going? And 
at what angle? Phil South 
has som e Answers 


149 

'Often overlooked when if 

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comes fo DTP, the Amiga is 
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coming up with the gaods r 
believes Ben Pointer 


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151 


T« create multimedia appii- 
■ cations, you* It need the right 
software, Julius Alexander 
on what to buy 



o far weVe had a pretty good look at the 
Amiga's insides wtth ARexx, so this month, I 
V will go back a bit and loot at some of the 
basks again. \ hope this will be useful to the increas- 
ing number of newcomers on the Amiga scene who 
are curious as to what ARexx is ail about 

Don't wony, I'm not going to go over all the lan- 
guage details again, F only want to highlight, once 
more, some of the things that are possible with 
smart use of ARexx. I trust that this material will be 
just as interesting to those of you already familiar 
with the basks of ARexx, 

A good way to look on ARexx is as a program 
enhance, which allows programs to do much more 
than they would on their awn. By adding its own 
impressive facilities to any existing package, ARexx 
lets you customise it in ways that could not possibly 
have been predicted by the program designers. You 
can think cR AHesiji<ompatibie applications as ''fully 
programmable" programs! 

This time we will look at just such a program, 
called Madi Vision, which serves as an excellent illus- 
tration of the '"autopilot - ' capabilities of ARexx. The 
principles outlined here can just as easily be applied 
to any other similar software. 

Visualisation 

MathVision is a system lor developing mathe- 
matical art, and allowing the visualisation of com- 
plex mathematical equations. It is based around! a 
special mini-compiler which allows formulas to be 
entered interactively. 

The formulas are then compiled instantly for 
super-fast execution, and their corresponding 
graph ics are rendered on the screen, 

MathVision has many outstanding abilities. It has 
several different plotting modes, including a very 
impressive shaded, light-sourced, 3D mode. It even 
features special hooks which allow C programmers 
to create new plotting methods. 

MathVision can be used to generate beautiful 
and unusual fractal pictures. It can be used to 
demonstrate the evolution of mathematical models, 
their "morphing* if you like. This can be a valuable 
educational tool. We all know how much easier it is 


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difficult to utilise, and 
reaffirms ARexx's vital 
role in the modern-day 
productive Amiga 


to understand a process if we see it happening right 
in front of our eyes. 

There are many other uses for programs like 
MathVision - among other things it has been used 
to design prototypes of imaginative ir wipes" for top- 
grade graphics applications. Basically,, if a picture 
can be expressed mathematically, MathVision wdl 
probably be able to plot it 

However, we wilt not focus on Lhe multiple fea- 
tures of MathVision here r nor on the outstanding art 
it can produce, but rather we will look at its ARexx 
interface. The ARexx support that MathViMon offers 
is fairly typical of a well-designed ARexx-compatible 
program, and should give you a good idea of what 
is possible. 

What would we expect such a program to be 
able to do? Well, one of our very first requirements is 
that anything which can be achieved using the 
mouse or ihe keyboard must have an equivalent 
ARexx command. This includes menu options which 
present you with a requester when selected. 

MathVision supports all its menu options via 
ARexx. Let me illustrate with a couple of typical 
examples. MathVjsion offers a menu option called 
Overplot, which allows new designs to be drawn on 
top of the existing ones. The instruction: 

tmm 'AiWiiian’ ’DverpLot V 


sends a command to Mathvision J s Akexx port 
(called MathVision) which toggles this mode ON. 
Similarly, sending the command Overplat £ to the 
port turns it Off, Another example - the Modulo 










command determines how many colour the pro- 
gram will cycle through, for instance when doing 
contour plots. 

When, selected from the menu it pops up a slider 
bar which allows you to set the value. The same 
result can be achieved automatically with; 


■JStHESS ^mYisicn 1 1 Mut * 1 Ur 



where J, Vaf" is any integer value (up to the maxi- 
mum number of colours on the screen). The above 
are just two representative examples - a typical pro- 
gram wiH obviously have many options, and scores 
if not hundreds., of ARexx commands. 

Ome of the principal ways of using ARexx for 
script automation is to create a loop using the stan- 
dard DO FOR Brr END ARexx structures. 

For example, you could create different views of 
a 30 picture, perhaps to combine them into a Hy- 
through"' animation, At each iteration of the loop, 
the picture parameters are changed appropriately 
according to the ARexx program, and the results 
can be saved onto the hand disk. 

The ARexx script can then execute automatically, 
in the background, leaving the programmer to get 
on with other things, Machines can also be set up 
to create several complicated time-consuming pic- 
tures overnight. 

Has this got you interested yet? I certainly hope 
so, because the script automation facility of ARexx is 
definitely one of the best features of the Amiga as 
far as productivity work is coocemed- 

In fact, I have recently seen an ARexx program 
that allows the automating of software which does 
not even have an ARexx interface. Can you imagine 
DeluxePaint under ARexx control? 

The second major ability of our program is that it 
tan allow any of the program variables to come 
under ARexx control! We have already mentioned 


Extra goodies! 


Finally, I'd like to point out that in addition to 
the ARexx compatibility mentioned so (ar ? the 
MathVision pa- kage is provided with ail sorts of 
other extra goodies, to make life with ARexx 
even easier Fo-f me, httle things like this make 
am enormous difference, and are the mark of a 
well thought out package: 

A Hot of ready-made ARexx scripts are pro- 
vided. including one which dlfows you to do ani- 
mations without needing to know anything 
about ARexx, Even ARexx programmers are 
happy to find that some work has already been 
done for them. 

Other scripts include tests, samples and the 
like, There is even a nice little ulility that 


launches your ARexx scripts from Icons. II you 
are a little more ambitious you can take Lhe code 
apart and customise it to your exact needs or 
develop your own programs. 

More generally, I have sometimes heard it 
said that ARexx interfaces are too difficult for the 
average user, and that they {the users) cannot be 
expected to know ARexx. This is nonsense really. 
Users who need highly specialised and cus- 
tomised automations would have had to use 
some kind of scripting facility anyway, so why 
not ARexx, which can do so much more besides^ 1 

Othecwise, it's d bit like demanding to fly a 
jumbo jet, but not even being prepared to team 
to drive a ca r! 


that MathVision is a minincompiler. The user enters 
the source code as formulas on a number of prede- 
fined lines. The source code format is very concise, 
to allow for quick compilation, and slightly reminisr 
cent of the U5P language . 

The point is that variables in your actual function 
definitions can be shared with ARexx. This is not the 
same as before, where only the viewing parameters 
were changed. Here, the actual Formulas that drive 
MathVision itself are changed from ARexx. 

You can start your program with parameters 
for one particular function, and allow these to 
change over time to produce something differ- 
ent It is this feature that allows the creation of 
" transform ing“ animations like those we have 
already mentioned. 

Impressive wipes, flows and distortions can be 
produced easily as you can see from the examples 


in this page. The possibilities go way beyond simple 
fractal construction and animation, 

Professional graphics work can be generated up 
to the limits of the Amiga's resolutions. You could 
even use ARexx to connect and render data that 
you have collected externality (eg from your satellite 
receiving station). If Math-Vision is upgraded to take 
advantage of the new AGA chip machines it will be 
an outstanding piece of Amiga software. 

I hope all this gives you a fair idea of what you 
can expect from ARexx compatible programs - after 
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\ pages cif AC nr indeed any popular Amiga 
■ magazine, the word genlock tends to pop 
up ever few pages. 

These little electronic miracles are responsible 
for much of the Amiga's success as the ultimate 
DTV machine. Since the first basic - and dare I 
say it rather dodgy - genlocks appeared both the 
Amiga and it J s ever-growing band of add-ons 
have come a long way. 

Tq illustrate the point we can now add the 
final piece in the DTV jigsaw courtesy of ftoctec 
and their latest release, RatKey. Although not the 
first chroma keyer, the Roc Key is eaisily the most 
affordable and flexible unit yet to appear for the 
machine. 

Before we start this is perhaps an ideal point 
to explain what a chroma keyer actually does 
and why people like me get so excited by the 
prospect. 

In its most basic form, a chroma keyer pro- 
duces an effect which in simple terms is a direct 
reversal of the effect ottered by a genlock. 

As you're probably aware, a genlock's primary 
function is to overlay Amiga graphics on top of 
live video. In the case of a chroma keyer the situ- 
ation is reverse allowing you to overlay live video 
on top of Amiga-generated graphics. 

Blue is key 

Although hammered to death in the press, 
perhaps the most obvious example has to be the 
familiar "weather man" effect which miracu- 
lously places a suitably genial soul above an ani- 
mated map of the UK and neighbounng Europe. 

While you're happily digesting the details 
concerning your particular locale, the ever 
cheerful presenter is doing his or her best to 
guess where on a plain blue background your 
particular town is supposed to be. 

The aforementioned blue background is the 
key - no pun Intended - to the chroma keying 
process, 

|ust as a genlock uses a specific colour - usu- 
ally colour 0 - a chroma keyer employs any 
occurrence of a specific pre-defined colour 
within the live video signal as its keying 


Paul Austin - our answer to Scorcese - gets behind 
the camera with the first of a two-part examination 
of a breakthrough in Amiga desktop video 



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medium. Once equipped with 
all of the necessaries (see panel 
below) it J s time to make the 
necessary connections and 
power up. 

Actually wiring up all the var- 
ious bits of hardware is slightly 
complex but nothing a little 
examination of the suggested 
setup diagrams can r t soon clear 
up - although having said that 
this is just about the only area in 
which the RocKey J s accompa- 
nying manual scores well. 

Although friendly and 
approachable as technical man- 
uals go, the Roc Key variant is 
just a little thin on content. For 
example, there's no explanation as to what 
exactly what makes up the various effects. 

Hie only guide is a series of greyscale graphics 
which attempt to illustrate each effect and come 
accompanied by the necessary button selections 
to achieve them via the RocKey's control panel 

The unit itself consists of a fairly unassuming 
vanilla box about the size of an average hard- 
back. The front of the unit is dominated by the 
three-colour control knobs which when activated 
by an accompanying button allow selection and 
adjustment of the desired keying colour. 

For example, when keying onto a blue back- 
ground, obviously the blue control button must 
be selected, but in addition both the green and 
red control knobs must also be adjusted an order 
to sharpen and polish the overall effect. 

As well as the aforementioned colour selectors 
another four control buttons await including the 
essential chroma button which when left inactive 
allows normal operation of your genlock without 
disconnecting from the RocKey, Alongside 


chroma control awaits Lhe splitter button which 
passes any one of the selected primary colours to 
the digiLiser of your choice via the units splitter 
out an the rear oi the unit. 

Eelaw the chroma and splitter buttons sit the 
effects controls consisting of a toggled effects 
button plus an inverse option which operates in 
exactly the same way as a standard inverse on a 
normal genlock. 

Alas that's all thal space will allow at the 
moment but don't forget to tune in next month 
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Bel ore we examine the unit itself there are a few essential bits of hardware 
that must be on hand before keying can commence. 

The first of these is the aforementioned plain background. Any primary 
colour can be used, with blue being Lhe ideal choice. In addition to the 
background the next essential is good lighting. For quality results the sub- 
ject must be well illuminated on all sides. 

The reason far such care during illumination is simply (hat uniform 
lighting and a complete absence ol shadow is essential to maintain an 
acceptable effect. 

II the chosen key colour varies, or shadows appear, Lhe overlay effect 
soon becomes very patchy as areas of the backdrop begin to protrude 
through the Amiga-generated background graphic. As you can see from 


the illustration, a complete chroma keying setup is quite extensive but 
l H m afraid the lighting and backdrop are just the beginning as to operate 
the RacKey a standalone genlock is also required. 

Obviously ftoctec recommend their own Roc Gen Plus as the Ideal 
choice but in reality almost any genlock, will work with the system. 

In addition to the above I strongly suggest the video source is supplied 
live from a camcorder rather than a VCR as the limitations of pre- 
recorded composite video does tend to degrade the effect quite 
dramatically. 

East but not least comes a gaod selection ol RCA/phono connectors Lo 
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PROGRAMMING 


Routine run-f 


T he last two programming pages intro- 
duced the Amiga Library, with routines 
that can be used in C and Assembler pro- 
grams. C programmers passed the input parame- 
ters to the routine (as to any other function), and 
any result was returned. 

Assembler programmers put the inputs in the 
appropriate registers, and called the routine as if 
it was a subroutine. Any return values came back 
in register DO, 

The short demo programs opened the DOS 
library, for the OutputQ and WriteO commands to 
write a message to the screen. The current demo 
programs use DOS library routines to read data 
from an Ascii file in the current directory, and 
write data to a similar file. 

Two Exec library routines are needed to alto- 
cate a block of memory to store this data, and to 
free the memory afterwards lor general use. 
Al loc Mem( by tesize, tequ i re m ents) (D Q, D ! ) puts 
by an area of memory; bytesize is the number of 
bytes wanted; requirements is the type oF mem- 
ory wanted, If the command is successful, a 
pointer to a block of memory is returned. 

Multitasking 

Fhe memory block will he available lor you, 
and not overwritten by another program when 
m ulti tasking . F reeMem( memory pointer, bytes ize) 
(A1,DQ) Irees the block of memory; memory- 
pointer is a pointer to a block of allocated mem- 
ory; byLesize is the number oF bytes to be freed 
Gpen(name,mode) (01,^2) opens the chosen hie; 
name is the name of the file; mode is the access 
mode 

A pointer to a filehandle or block of informa- 



Over the past two months, Margaret Stanger 
has described C and assembler library routines. 
Here you can find out exactly what they are 
doing whenever you run them,.. 


tion for the file is returned (the system uses the 
block of information, when processing the file). 

itead(filehandle,buffer, length) (Dl,D2,D3) will 
read from a file - filehandle is its filehandle 
pointer; buffer is a pointer to the memory area to 
hold the data; length is the number of bytes to be 
read. The number of bytes successfully read is 
returned, CFoseffilehandle) (Dl) closes the file - 
filehandle is its filehandle pointer 

The main compiler (or assembler) header 
directory contains a subdirectory of header files 
for each library. These files contain useful macros 
and definitions for some of the library functions. 

A header like can be included with any source 
code. The file ejf.ee/mennory ii (C) or e*ec/mem- 
ory.i (assembler) is included with the source code 
as it contains the memory requirement definitions 
for use with the Alloc Mem () command . 

The program asks for memory that is public, 
clear but not necessarily chip. The file 
Isbraries/dos.h or libraries/dos.i is used for the 
access mode definitions when opening a file, 

The file to be read (limerick) is opened using 
MGDt_OLDFlL£, which opens an existing file lor 
reading or writing. The file to be written (limer- 
ick2) is opened using MOD£_NEWFILE which 


overwrite a file if it already exists, and open a 
new one otherwise. 

When a file is opened for reading, informa- 
tion about the file is put into a parameter block 
in memory, called a filehandle,, and a pointer 
to a FileHandle structure is returned. 

Corresponding 

When the file is first opened, the read/write 
position, or file pointer,, will be at the begin- 
ning oF the file. When a number of bytes of 
information are read or written, the file pointer 
will move a corresponding number of bytes. 

If you do not want any other process to 
interfere with the file, you can open the file 
with access mode MODE RE AD WRITE. This 
access mode opens an existing file for reading 
or writing, but locks the file so that as Jong as 
it is open, no other process on the multitasking 
Amiga can access it. 

It Is also possible to lock files, without open- 
ing! them; for reading or writing. This can be 
especially useful for a file requester program, it 
can obtain a lock on all the available files and 
directories, and ensure that they remain 
undisturbed. 


Assembler 

The complete program source code 
listing { allies. a) will be available on 
next month's support disk, The file 
"exec/types.i" has been included as 
Ft contains definitions used by 


The C and assembler demos 


ff librariEs;dosj J 


Vi 


and 


exec/nwfnory.r*. 


Instead of having all the code in 
the main program, groups af com- 
mands have been built into separate 
subroutines. The main program 
■checks the value returned from each 
subroutine to see whether the sub- 
routine is successful. 

If ail is well the program can con- 
tinue, otherwise It tidies up and exits 
gracefully. The cleanup routine 
closes any open Fries or libraries, and 


frees any allocated memory. It also 
calls a message subroutine, entering 
the routine with a pointer to the 
message data in register D2 f and 
the length of the message in 
register D3. 

T tie message subroutine only has 
to put the filehandle of the console 
in register Dl, the address of the 
DOS library in M* and call the 
Amiga library WriteO routine to dis- 
play the data on the screen. 

When the object program {allies) 
is am r the program opens the DOS 
library. If the library opens success- 
fully, the program asks Uie Amiga to 
allocate a memory buffer for 153 
bytes of data. 

If the memory is forthcoming, 
the program can open a short Ascii 
text file (limerick) in the current 
difectoiy, and read the text into the 


memory buffer. If the data has been 
read successfully, the program 
opens a new file, (limericki), writes 
the text J This is a new file" into it, 
and then appends the text from the 
memory buffer. 

Ihe program writes the text from 
the buffer to the screen, and waits 
for a few seconds. The program can 
then display a message of success 
on the screen, tidy up, and exit, 

The C program 

The disk will contain the program 
source code listing (files.c) and the 
object code (files). The source code 
includes “libraries/dos.h" and 
"exec/ memory. h* for some of its 
definitions. 

Some of the commands have 
been grouped into functions which 
are called from the main program. 


The functions are listed separately 
after the mam program but their 
prototypes arE declared earlier. 

The main program is then 
aware of the name of each func- 
tion and the datatype of its return 
value. The cleanup function has a 
parameter passed to it r a pointer to 
a string of text, 

The function displays the text 
on the screen then tidies up the 
files, libraries and allocated mem- 
ory. The main program can call 
this function with a suitable mes- 
sage for all occasions. 

When the object program (files) 
is run, the program opens the 
library, and allocates a memory 
buffer. The short text file is read 
into the buffer, and the contents 
displayed on the screen. After a 
short delay a text message and Ihe 
buffer contents arE written to the 
Iimerick2 file, and the program 
tidies itself up and exits. 








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A lthough modem music has been revfr 
lutionised by the computer and 
sequencer combination, as ever there's 
a price to be paid for the added convenience, 

Alas the price in question all too often, remains 
unnoticed by the novice, resulting in the 
inevitable transformation oF inspired ideas into a 
bland finished product. 

The problem is caused by the very conve- 
nience that the sequencing explosion has brought 
about. All too often roles are reversed between 
man and machine as the human element mutates 
into the automation of the machine. 

As the sequencing carrot of "cut and paste 11 
dangles Ever more invitingly before the eyes of 
the beginner, the creative spirit slowly erodes. 

By default, machines always lean towards uni- 
formity* However, this adhesion to rules and for- 
mal structure can also happen to humans very 
easily. 

Ingrained 

A prime example are the many classically 
trained musicians, who although technically spec- 
tacular in their implementation, seem to have lost 
the creative Flame thanks to the musical structure 
ingrained during the learning process. 

After many years as part of the Transit van set, 
among a mixture of the classically trained and the 
self-taught, this insistence on structure soon 
becomes blindingly obvious during the inevitable 
end of practice jam. 

Invariably in the Starring role during prewrit- 
ten material the classical elements usual sink into 
the background during the free-fonm of a jam ses- 



Paul Austin provides a potted guide to 
song construction for the new muso 


OK, after insulting almost everyone 
who's ever played an instrument - 
electronic or otherwise - it's time 
for Austin's patented guide to pop- 
ular music. 

The first job Is to throw away 
any preconceptions that the 
machine will in some way write 
the music tor you, As a result, 
before even touching the record 
button, it's wise to have a firm - or 
at least finnish - idea of how the 
piece will appear in its final form. 

At this point yet another tech- 
nological fantasy can hit the bricks, 
namely the paperless environment. 
A decent pEn is just as important 
as any part of you setup, and dur- 
ing the planning stage it’s vital. 

Assuming you're now armed 
with pen and paper it's time to 
turn on your synfcb, select your 
favourite voice and start work on 
the hook dr key melody. 

Depending on your prowess on 
the ivories, or should I say plasti- 
cies, this can be as simple or com- 
plex as you wish. 

Now before an increasingly 


sion. The question is - why should the best musi- 
cians in the room pale so badly in such circum- 
stances? The answer is Simple - rigid musical! 
thought always looks for the correct way to 
progress, rather than the inspired route 
chosen the blissfully ignorant 
members of the '"suck it and > 
see fraternity*. 

While emotion and 
good old guess work 
drives the self-taught 
from one chord 
progression to the 
next, the classi- 
cally trained are 
busy looking for 
the right \ 

approach, rather 
than the inspired. ■ 

The end result is 
that the classically 
trained are usually hap- 
pier playing the works of 
a composer rather than writ- 
ing their own material, A quick 
glance at the popular - and not so 
popular - charts stands as a glowing testa- 
ment to that. 

A simifar problem afflicts a lot of computer gen- 
erated music as the uniformity and adhesion to a 


Tints and hips 



itchy finger hits for record., write 
down the key notes Or chords and 
start looking for a link to the nesri 
section of the song whether it be a 
verse, chorus, middle eight, intro, 
outtro or anything else that tickles 
a particular fancy. 

It's very important that the vari- 
ous elements flow together prior 
to recording individual sections . All 
too often if you simply charge 
headlong into a piece thereby cre- 
ating finished individual sections 
before contemplating what will 
follow, the end results will suffer as 
you attempt to join two basicaIFy 
incompatible elements together. 

Once all the basics are in place 
you can finally begin the recording 
process, if you're wrestling with 
the Eternal question "is this a clas- 
sic or just a load of cobblers?" , a 
top tip is to have an early night 
and return refreshed in the 
morning, 

if in the cold Fight of day you 


can't remember i single note I'm 
afraid your worst suspicions are 
probably correct and your would- 
be masterpiece is indeed crap! 

Assuming that you've remem- 
bered every note, the construction 
process can begin. There are basi- 
cally two routes available. You can 
select the required instruments 
and work on the piece section by 
section and then subsequently 
assemble the finished product. 

To be honest this is probably 
the fastest way to work but again 
it doesn't lend itself to accidental 
inspiration that easily. 

The second option is to build 
the entire piece using the basic 
key notes as a guide with perhaps 
a metronome as an additional 
guide. 

If at all possible avoid designing 
the drum track until the major 
chords, bass lines and accompani- 
ment are in place. 

This isn't because the drums are 


format means the inspired and accidental is often 
absorbed by the constriction of the "cut and 
paste". 

As a result, the battle against blandness has to 
be fought almost every time you turn on 
the machine. 

In my humble opinion 
music is H and always 
should be, an art form 
an area in which the 
challenge is to con- 
\ vey the emotions of 
the moment and 
the inspiration 
that brought it 
about. 

This is where 
the real battle 
between man and 
machine takes 
place. No matter 
how clever software 
becomes, machines will 
never feeF the emotions that 
make good music great 

It's true that hours and 
Sometimes days can be saved by sequencing 
but in order to create anything other than lift 
musk you must remain [lie master and not simply 
the slaive oF the machine. 


any less important than the rest of 
the production - in fact quite the 
reverse. If l here's one element of 
sequencer-generated music that 
suffers from the "cut and paste" 
more Than any other it's the drum 
track 

Due to the uniform nature of 
drums and percussion they're the 
lirst to fall foul of blanriitis. If 
they're left until later in the pro- 
duction the accompanying music 
isn't forced to pander to an invari- 
ably monotonous cut and paste 
drum special 

Equally important is the fact 
that addrng the drums and per 
cusiion later means you're forced 
to think more along the lines of a 
real drummer and attempt to tai- 
lor the drums to the track rather 
than the reverse . 

Well, alas that's all (hat space 
will allow, so I'm afraid 111 have to 
curtail this particular ram lor the 
time being, feel free to send all 
hate mail to me at the usual 
address,.. 





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A lthough many people initially get hold 
of a modem in order to grab PD soft- 
ware easily, there is another, much 
larger, side to using a BBS, This is called 
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Just like the letters pages of magazines, virtu* 
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With the implications of a free-for-all, and 
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Areas created for different subjects are known 
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computers at ail. 

A system af etiquette has grown with the 
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may differ slightly from one echo to another, 
there are some general points common to all. 

The most important Is the necessity to stay 
"on-topic". What this means is that you should 
try to keep to the sublet matter that defines a 
particular echo. 

After all, if you join an echo dedicated to 
information on modem settings you don't really 
want to read a stream of messages about some- 
one's cat. Or if you da want to read about cats, 
all you need do is find an echo where they are 
the correct topic, 

Personal 

Another rule to remember is that ol "general 
interest". There is a system of private messaging 
Called Netmail where this is appropriate and 
caters for users who want to chat about personal 
concerns (meeting up for a drink perhaps) and 
such char should be kept out of the more open 
echoes most of the time. 

If you are reading and replying to messages 
on-line, it's very tempting to skim through, per- 
haps not reading the full message. 
Misunderstandings are legion when this hap- 
pens, as it's very easy to assume someone means 
the e*:act opposite of what they actually typed. 
And in the same vein, while Lrying to type 


A universal language 

Because all types of computer can connect to BBSs, some con- 
ventions have grown up as to the types of characters which mes- 
sages may contain. This is generally the basic Ascii set, and you 
should avoid inserting control codes in case they send another 
user's computer totally loopy! 

However, this isn't as much of a Constraint as it might appear, 
and the Ascii characters are often used by imaginative users to 
create little graphics which decorate their messages. 

These are known as "signatures" 1 and aren't always little. Some 
users create masterpieces of Ascii art which can take up an entire 
screen. 

However, this is generally frowned upon as it adds tremen- 
dously to other user's costs, and three or four lines worth seems 
to be the accepted average., 


Contacting other users is much more fun than 
merely downloading PD from BBSs, but what 
are the rules? Here's Pat Winsta nicy's crash 
course on E-mail and manners... 






quickly you are likely to express yourself a little 
ambiguously at Ifmes. When this happens, and 
either the reader or writer gets the wrong end of 
the Stick, what are known as "Flame wars" can 
easily break out. 

An angry response, whether justified or not, 
can set a whole "thread* of messages off, with 
both sides convinced they are right! The golden 
rule here is to sit back and think for a moment if 
something is apparently offensive to you. Then 
read the message again before replymg. 

Another problem with messages is that it's very 
hard to show when you're teasing, or typing 
something tongue In cheek. To help with this a 
system has developed called "smileys". 

These are little sets of typed characters which 
attempt to graphically show what sort of mood 
the writer of a message intends. 

For instance, if 1 wanted to show that I had a 
big grin while typing a reply, as 
the other person's message had a 
mused me r I'd end the sentence 
with a symbol like this 

II you lean your head to the left 
you can see two eyes, a nose and 
a big smile. There are lots of varia- 
tions on this simple symbol rang- 
ing from winks to fuif-blown 
beards and bow ties, 

Reading and writing on-line 
does eat into your phone bill so 
some short-cuts have been devel- 
oped to save time and space. 

One of the commonest is ftOFL 
which stands for "'rolls on the 
floor laughing" and is commonly 
used to reply to messages which 



make you do just that. If you come across one and 
can't work rt out, jus t ask in a reply what it means. 
You'll probably end up with half a dozen or so 
messages back giving the translation. Some other 
common acronyms are; 

bicbw - But I could be wrong 
!MHO - In my humble opinion 
IOW - In other words 
I STM - it seems to me 
FAQ - frequently asked question 

As mentioned, all the above rules are available 
to the people who run the echoes, and each echo 
has its own set, laid down by the 
moderator. 

The moderator looks after the day to day run- 
ning of his or her particular echo, and posts a mes- 
sage containing their interpretation of the rules at, 
usually, monthly intervals so that all users know 
where they stand. 

Take the time to read these rules as they will 
give you an insight into the style of a particular 
echo, and help you use it wisely. 

If you Fancy having a good row there are 
echoes which cater for that, and they can be great 
fun indeed, hut try not lo shout your mouth off in 
echoes which are not designed for il r Oh yes, do 
try not to swear or use other offensive language. 

Lots of youngsters read the echoes over mum 
or dad's shoulder, and many adults too dislike 
being faced with a stream of verbal abuse. 


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AMOS 


Vacillating vectors 


M oving sprites on the screen rs a pain in 
the bun\ and no mistake. First you have 
to get the damn things moving and then 
you've got to hold their hand every step along the 
way, seeing what they hit, and then deciding how to 
bounce off or explode depending on What the object 
you've hit is. It's like having lids, or something. 

Wouldn't it be so much nicer il you could just 
send an object oft in a certain direction and not 
worry about it untit it actually does hit something? 
Well, you can. But first a bit of maths (groan). No,. 
don r t turn the page. Maths is a good thing. Keep 
that thought in mind and you'll! last a lot longer as a 
programmed 

Vectors are a method of moving objects around 
quickly and simply, with no complex calculations or 
fatting about. 

They should be thought ol as a change of direc- 
tion erf an object (or point in space), rather than the 
usual way of moving objects which is manually hoik- 
ing them about using INC, DEC or things like 
X=X+1. 

If s the difference between picking a toy car up in 
the air and putting in manually in another place (the 
old method) and pushing it along the ground and 
letting go {like vectors). 

In Amos terms it works like this. As usual you use 
the standard pair of variables to hold the X and V co- 
ords of the sprite ar bob position. So for example 
this is the vector demo program: 

Cuts DM i Hide : FUil flff t Cl« 0 : Ink. M " Piiptr 
& 

input *nhit I ';#Kl 
Input <mtst 1 # ;|tl 

It's traditional to use the variables DX and DY, as 
they will tell anyone reading your program that 
these are vectors. If your vectors are designed to use 
an FPU {floating point unit), then append them with 
a hash or ft symbol . 

In this demo program you start by inputting the x 
and y direction vectors - this has an effect on the 
direction that the sprite will go. It's best to try a 
range of numbers between and S for each of the 
vectors. First the vector* you require are accepted 
through the input command and stored in two vari- 
ables called DX and DY: 

Qi C l Ba? C,& 

Bat Bub tpC.G fu M 
£1.5 C 

The Bob used in the program is grabbed from the 


Keeping you busy 

You can even do vectors in 3D, but this is more 
complex (worth looking m to though!); 
Obviously you have facilities at your disposal in 
Amos 3D to translate objects in 3D, but a little 
hit ol vector magic wouldn't hurt for some 
really special effects. 

The whofe poini is that vector riffs ate small 
compared to Shose really hig routines which 
you tan end up with when you try to do this 
stuff by hand. 


Phil South mulls over the subject of vectors. What 
are they? Where are they going? And at what angle 



screen using Get Bob, having first been placed 
there using a Bar command. This is a good way of 
making simple sprites without having to mess 
about with sprtte editor* or anything silly like that. 

Next we want to talk about X and Y, which in 
this case are floating point numbers so they are 
appended with #: 

MM til : IM1M 

Then the start position of the bob is set to X=1 60 
and Y=10G r or slap dab In the middle of the 
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My two big gripes with earlier incarnations of 
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the lack of a real-time scan. No real-time scanning 
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whole scan to find out. 

Real-time scanning: means you can see what's 
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brightness knob and see the results straight away. 

Blurry 

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always appeared dark and a bit blurry on-screen. 

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like an Amiga program, fm happy to say that this 
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pieces of Amiga software I have used. 

Touch-Up will open on the Workbench screen 
or its own custom screen. The custom screen tan 
be any size you like - so it can be an overmanned 
interlaced one for example - and you have trie 
choice of running in two colours to save memory, 
or four colours if you want a pretty interface. 

It you specify Toot Types figures for Width and 
Height that are greater than the screen's physical 
dimensions, then with Workbench 2 and above 


Every Touch-Up owner should invest in Migraph's 
latest upgrade, advises Ben Pointer 


riw tnw Landscape option means ram con icon 

unri T true hi Up lviiY uufGrlWfi'Ctlfljf Miftitt the HOT) upright 

because they have been scanned with a 64 
greyscales hand scanner. 

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an old Amiga - Amiga 1 200 or 4DQ0 owners should 
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Professional, now almost always look better than 
the same picture scanned with rival scanners. 

Conclusion 

Migraph has been working hard on Touch-Up. It 
has come a very long way since v 1 .0. In the Scan 
Setting requester there is now an option that reads 
"Type: Hand" which gives the impressson that 
flatbed scanner support is perhaps on the way, and 
very possibly colour flatbed scanner at that. 

You may not be interested in this, I'm merely 
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much on the cards, which can only be a good 
thing, At £20 to £30, this major upgrade is well 
worth the money, 


the autoscroll feature comes into 
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sample, if you have the memory 
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If you open a regular sized 
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Touch-Up now does a real-time scan, which can 
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Cleanup will remove isolated black pixels, white 
pixels, or both. The Outline feature is fun - it 
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with a pattern. 

Toucti-Up can rotate clip areas to any angle in 
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able to flip dip areas horizontally and vertically, 
which any scanning software can do, Touch-Up 
can mirror an image to the left, right, above or 
below the clip, which makes it easy to create 
"bled" images or fancy horde rs, for example. 

Greyscales can be saved in three formats - 1 6- 
colour IFF-ILBM, 256-colour TIFF or 24-bit IFF-ILBM 
Despite the impression given by the adverts, the 
latter two formats contain only 64 shades of grey 


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at two of the easier to use development packages 
that are now available, Amiga Vision and Scala. 

When Commodore originally released the 
A30GG, their then top of the range Amiga, they 
gave away AmigaVision as an easy lo use, multi- 
media authoring tool. 

It is certainly easy to use, working by placing 
icons on a grid through which the program 
flows. Each icon represents an individual action 
such as playing sound and speech^ showing pic- 
tures/animations and controlling external devices 
such as laser disks. 

Branches 

There is also the facility to control the flow of 
the program through the "bra richest ie rather 
than just following a series of steps your program 
can have two different rouLes and is able to chose 
which one to take depending on the state of a 
variable. 

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used to create some impressive multimedia appli- 
cations with support for a wide range of hard- 
ware peripheral input and replay most types of 
Amiga data, 

Unfortunately It has two serious problems. 
Firstly, there is no way in which you can create a 
program that doesn't need AmigaVision to be 
used, otherwise known as a am time module. 

Secondly, it swallows memory like a vampire 
brain surgeon. One megabyte is needed simply 
to load the program! Still if you can live with 
these shortfalls, AmigaVision is recommended for 
its easy oF use and peripheral control. 

A rival to AmigaVision for ease of use and 
power is Seals. Originally available in one version. 
Sea la is now In two forms - the original Sc a la, 
called Scala 5 DO and its big brother. Sea la MM 
(for multimedia). 

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Scala MM in a future issue and confine my scrib- 



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blings post to 5cala for this month 
The program itself set the bench- 
marks for ease of use when it first appeared, 
allowing presentations to be created ridiculously 
easily. Originally developed for creating presents 
tic ns, Scala can also be used for simple 
applications. 

Associations 

It works by creating scripts, each script is a list 
of pages and the associations between these 
pages, Each page consists of an IFF backdrop 
onto which you place text, and brushes. Text can 
be in any standard Amiga bitmap font each of 
which can have numerous different text 
attributes applied (bold, drop shadow etc) and 
there are a number of very high quality fonts 
supplied. 

Helping to break the monotony of static text, 
there are roughly 50 test effects that can be used 


to strollj lades and drop into place, 
Switching between different pages is facilitated 
by buttons, clicking on which will take the user 
to a different page. 

Each page can be simply displayed on the 
screen or introduced through a transition. These 
consist of fades, scrolls and wipes and are fast, 
even on the lower end Amigas. 

Its major tailing is that it lacks proper CD- 
ROM support, with no CD audio or CDXl play- 
ing capabilities. If however, your application 
consists of just screens ifs worth a look. 

Next month I'll be looking at some recent 
developments in the field of Amiga multimedia 
and ask where is it all going? 


Are CDTV pictures about to start moving? 


As I finish this column, word reaches me of sgme interesting developments 
on the fMVfroriL. Word is probably already creeping through about a new 
CDW. What form this will take is unknown,, but associates tell me that it 
will Include full screen FMV. How you may ask? 

The answer comes from a new compression format known as MPFG, 
This format reduces the space required to store moving pictures. Why 
should a strangely named what-d'ya-call-it affect CDTV and FMV? 

To explain, moving pictures are made up of a number of still frames dis- 
played one after another, each changing slightly. The result is a moving 
picture. Each CDW full screen occupies a fixed amount of space, so to dis- 
play even a hall decent moving picture the CDTV would need to display 16 
of these a second {the more the better) and thus need to transfer 1 6 times 
this amount of data every second from the CD disc - and we all know how 


slow CDs are at loading, Currently it simply doesn't have the speed. 

However, reduce the amount of data to be transferred (ie compress 
the data while it loads and then uncompress it once it has loaded) 
and the transfer speed suddenly becomes a smaller (compressed?) 
problem. 

Unfortunately the technology hasn't be available to uncompress these 
images quickly enough. Until now that is. Several American companies are 
now producing chips that do exactly this, and Commodore should be able 
to incorporate this into the next CDWs - and hopefully, produce an 
update card for existing umtsl 

This isn't expected to happen for a while, but sources tell me we should 
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W hen owners realised that Commodore 

we re serious about refusing to support t bi rd - 
X/ party add-ons, many of thorn when attempting to 
upgrade their machines with a hard drive were left 
confused and at the mercy of dodgy dealers. 
Contradictory information and lost warranties were 
the only concrete resuits. 

Commodore, one might not unreasonably expect, 
would have learned from this painful (for the punters 
at least) lessen and predicted the massive demand for 
hard drives from the more serious A 1 100 market. 

However, to the astonishment of ail but the most 
hardened Commodore cynics, the A 1 200 was released 
In a floppy drive-only format with no firm date for the 
appearance of the HO version. 

To add chaos to disap pointmenE* no HD install disk 
was included with the A 1200 Workbench 3.0 disks, 
despite the fact that the A4GG0 install disk works per- 
fectly with its little brother. 

Users were therefore unable to buy and Fit their 
own hard drives, and were once again left at the mercy 
of third-party companies who* predictably, have been 
supplying pre-formatted HDs, 

The problem with this sort of product is that the 
hard drive is usually prepped and formatted using 
Commodore's install disk, a process over which a legal 
question hangs. 

If only one install disk is purchased by the retailer, 
shouldn't it be used to prep fust one drive* or one 
user's collection of drives? 

Adding mud to the already murky waters is the war- 
ranty question. Host dealers who presently fit hard 
drives for end users will guarantee the drive mecha- 
nism but are out prepared to replace the Commodore 
1 2 month on-site warranty which is such a selling point 
for the new machines. 

Users who have a drive fitted In this manner or who 
fit one themselves are thus running the risk of paying 
large sums to have their machine repaired if* say, a 
chip blows inside the Hirst year* 

Commodore's attitude to this has been predictably 
muted. The A I 200 is a dosed architecture machine, 
users are not encouraged to open them, and if they do 
the warnings are obvious enough that they should be 



prepared for the consequences. 

Fair enough, but when Commodore's inability to 
take the simple step of releasing 3 hard drive version 
of the A 1 200 from the outset has been the prime fac- 
tor in forcing users to risk their warranties in the first 
place, this sort of defe nce is wh olly inadequate. 

The existence of an afFidai upgrade path would have 
covered Commodore's back, but when no HD version 
is available and no official upgrade Is planned for the 
immediate future, enthusiast and productivity users of 
the AE2DD can hardly be blamed for taking the third' 
party path. 

In this light. Commodore's attitude now seems a lit- 
tle high-handed, doesn't it? 

At long last, an HD policy nf a sort seems to be on 
the way. For some strange reason* Commodore are 
reported to have struck a deal with major official 
Commodore distributors whereby Commodore supply 
the install disks, manuals* and cables, and the dirstribuH 
tars add a hard drive. 

The A l TOO is then propped and formatted by the 
distributor and sold as an official Commodore 
A 1 200 HD complete with on-site warranty. 

Duplicate hard drive mechanisms are shipped to 
Wang from the dealers to ensure that Wang have 



A 1 200 owners with hard 
drive hopes are experiencing 
another Commodore 
comedy of errors. Why? 

units with which to replace any hard drives which go 
wrong* but if and how a standard hard drive mechanism 
is to be decided; on is not known. 

Though infinitely better than nothing, the question 
Still remains - why didn't Commodore do this from the 
outset and why don't they now do it for themselves? 

Why leave everything to third- party distributors in a 
move which goes against everything Commodore have 
done over the past decade? 

No Commodore spokesperson was available to 
answer any of these question as we went to press. Kelly 
Sumner (managing director) was out of the country* 
Andrew Sail (public relations) has left the company and 
is still to be replaced, and Quentin Bell (Commodore's 
Pit agency) were able only to confirm that the plan was 
to go ahead. 

What Commodore will do next and why they have 
abandoned traditional Commodore policy will remain a 
mystery. 

One thing is dear* Existing A 1 20 0 owners should not 
hold their breath for official upgrades. New A 1 200s will 
be shipped in HD versions eventually* but an official hard 
drive upgrade with warranty still seems as far away as 
Commodore's sun-loving HD. 


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NC- 1 OO/Lapcat 


Although notepads have been around for a good ten 
years, up until recently there's been little to connect them 
to the Amiga. Thankfully this unfortunate situation is 
about to change thanks to a combination of Amor’s 
Lapcal and Amstrad's new NC-1 00 - a machine so simple, 
even Alan Sugar can use it.,. 

In a rare break from tradition, the marketing daim of 
"five minutes or your money back" employed during the 
NCs advertising campaign is nothing short of 
understatement. 

The whole system operates around a colour- coded 
hotkey setup which allows access to the word processor, 
calculator, diary-calendar-clgck, address book, plus a fully 
functional version of BBC Basic (whoopie!) and of course 
an alarm. 

Obviously with a full-steed keyboard at your fingertips 
the wordprocessor has to be one of the highlights. 

To be honest with the budget price lag l was ready for 
disappointment concerning the quality of the software. 
However fm glad to say I was a pleasantly surprised. 

for those of you who were wise enough to invest in the 
January issue of AC r wordprocessing with the NC will be 
just like home from home as a slightly Cut-down version of 
Protext - our amazing giveaway - awaits within. 

Although the words "cut down" may sound rather omi- 
nous this only refers to the 48,000 word dictionary as 
opposed to the Hfl.QOG found on its bigger brother. 

Other than this the software is almost identical with all 
the familiar hotkey combinations controlling everything 
from find and replace to text Formatting plus the usual 
selection Of Protewl block operations. 

Along with the hotkeys comes an assortment of Protext 
power options such as headers and footers, multiple mark- 
ers, bold, italic and underlined, macro recording and just 
about everything else found on its Amiga counterpart. 

An added bonus of the Amor/Pfotext tie-up is that the 
Amiga and NC versions of Protect are completely compat- 



A dazzling selection of 
goodies get the once-over 
from the AC team 


ible* As a result, if the Protext option is selected during 
transfer, all files sent will arrive complete with their style 
rags and formatting information intact. 

Like any self-respecting word processor, the NC also 
boasts a complete selection of printing options which 
include start and end definition, draft or NLQ r continu- 
ous, line and form feeds, selection of parallel or serial port 
with baud rate, parity, handshaking and data bit control. 

in addition - and perhaps most important of all - 
comes a small but varied selection of printer drivers which 
include Epson 9 and 24’pins, Canon B|lQe r IBM: 24 r 



LaserJet and a simple option, 
which like all of the NCs setup 
controls are selected From special 
dedicated sub-menus. Once defined 
all that remains is to connect the 
printer and off y ou go... 

Although the NCs wordprocessing options are very 
well catered for, it's by no means the end of the 
machine's data transportation skills, as the aforemen- 
tioned address book also has full support for both sending 
and receiving data. 

Alas the format of address book transfer isn't quite as 
simple as some, and as a result, simply dumping an exist- 
ing address book from an existing Amiga database isn't 
easy. 

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retrieve existing; NC address book data to and From the 



1992 saw quite a big explosion in the production of 
education software, with some really good releases 
such as ADI and Noddy's Playtime, But what are the 
new releases oF 93 like? 

Recently released is Merlin's Maths from the makers 
Ol ADI and Play Days, a child's education program 
which is to run in conjunction with the TV series of the 
^ame name, 

I was very disappointed with Merlin's Maths, 
Graphically the game is perfect for children. All the 
sprites are dear and the text is easily readable but the 
actual activities that the pupils must perform are 
deadly boring. 

The program opens up with colourful graphics 
which look good and would be attractive to children. 
There's plenty of movement - everything you should 
expect horn an education program - but then it goes 
way downhill. 

The first section is a simple mathematics game - the 
pupil must solve simple mathematical problems of 
increasing complexity. That's all well and good but ft 



just carries on and on until I eventually had to quit 
out and find a different section to try - there doesn't 
seem to be any cut-off point where the exercise will 
finish of its own accord. 

The major challenge of kids’ education software is 
keeping the child engaged, and so games must have 
some sort ol reward every time a question Is 


answered correctly. Merlin's maths doesn't have any 
such feature, just the occasional unimpressive graphi- 
cal sequence. 

My next disappointment was the similarity 
between the different modules. Two or more of them 
seem to run along the same Fines for no apparent rea- 
son. 

For the most part the sections rely on the child 
being able to count. If the child can, the rest of the 
exercises are a poinlFess. A poor release. 

The second package 1 looked at was Play Days, 1 
was disappointed again at first, but as the program 
un Folded my fears were allayed. 

The program Is controlled entirely by mouse but 
you never have to use a pointer, as the options you 
can take are in a grid at the bottom of the screen. 

One of the options is always highlighted but by 
moving the mouse around you can change your 
choice. There is a good mix of disciplines - a couple of 
questions on maths then a couple of English ques- 
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Amiga with consummate ease. As 
you may see From the photograph, the 
NC Is devoid of a floppy drive. As a result 
some form of com ms connection! is essential and it's 
here where the Amor connection comes in. 

Aside Irom the software already mentioned, the NC 
also contains a copy of Lapcat, its own proprietary 
comms package developed in conjunction with Amor 
and designed to make data transler between the NC 
and any target machine as painless as possible. 

In order to make the connection to the Amiga, all 
that r s required is an Amiga-compatible version of La peat 
which can either be installed or loaded into the 
machine. The only remaining essential is the connecting 
parallel cable. 

Unfortunately die aforesaid cable is far from standard 
so I'm afraid this means added expenditure in both soft- 
ware and cabling. 

Once connected up, transfer is simply a matter of 
selecting the file of your choice whether It be a docu- 
ment or address book, running the La peat software on 
both Amiga and NC and then simply selecting Lhe trans- 
fer medium of your choice, whether that be simple or 


which will leach your child recognition and reason- 
ing techniques. 

Play Days Is also geared toward the National 
Curriculum so thal your child is getting a form of 
leaching which is going to be useful In lhe future. 


Xmodem. If the phrase "'comms* sends a 
shiver of technophobia down your spine, 
don't be put off, as like everything else 
within lhe NCs Little world, transfer 
- whether it be docs or addresses - is 
extremely straightforward. 

An added bonus of the Lapcat package 
and more precisely the cabling is that the 
special parallel cable required is totally 
generic to all machines and will work 
equally well on a PC 5T or anything else as 
it does on your Amiga. 

As a result, to connect to the PC at work 
means you'll only require a PC version of 
the Lapcat software to make the connection 
with your existing eable. 

If you're well versed in the ways of 
comms, it's not essential that you Lake the 
Lapcat approach, as alongside the two par- 
allel Lapcat options - either Protext or Ascii 
- await an additional two serial options 
which once again comprise of both Protext 
or Ascii transfer formats. 

By using the serial option, any Suitable 
comms package could be pressed into ser- 
vice as an alternative to the Lapcat soft- 
ware/cable combination. 

The only stumbling block concerning this 
option on the Amiga is that the serial connection the NC is 
a PC-style 9- pin - as opposed to the standard 25-pin used 
by the Amiga. 

As a result, some form of 9-to-25-pin connector is 
needed, requiring either a degree of artistry with a solder- 
ing iron or a trip to your local computer centre. 

With the correct cabling and a smattering of comms 
knowledge there's no reason why you cDuldn'L side-step 
the expense of Lhe Amor alternative completely. 

While on the subject of expense, its time to talk expan- 
sion. Although the advertising campaign goes to great 
lengths extolling the simplistic virtues of the machine, 
there's no mention of what expanding the basic 3Ek of 
RAM means in. financial terms. 

To give you an idea of what 3fik means, ii equates to six 
and a half pages of the magazine, or 6,500 words of Ascii 
text. 

Admittedly if you're only using the NC for occasional 
note taking it's fine. However, it you're planning to be 
away from your main machine for more than a few days, it 
won't be long before the NC insists you delete 
something before allowing you to make any further use of 
Lhe unit. 

An added problem is that everything within the NC is 
stared in communal RAM, so the larger you r address book 
the less space is available For documents, 

In order Lo combat memory starvation additional RAM, 
or in the case of the NC, SRAM, is going lo be a must for 
many. This additional SRAM is supplied in the form of for 
maltable PCMCIA cards which unlike those used the A600 
and 1200 come with an on-board batLery allowing them 
to retain their information even when the power is off. 
Unfortunately the aforesaid cards are far from cheap 
retailing at roughly £45, £55, £75* £120 and £200 for lhe 
64k, 12»k, 256k, 51 2k and 1024 k cards respectively. 

As a consequence you’re paying as much for a meg of 


RAM as you did for the machine itself. 

Still having had my almost mandatory moan it must be 
said that even the fairly inexpensive 1 2fik card would be more 
than enough far most users allowing both a sizeable collec- 
tion of work In progress within the word processor plus an 
address book large enough for the average individual. 

Due to both the absence of an Amiga alternative and the 
excellent design and implementation of the NC, it's very diffi- 
cult to find any substantial fault with what is a perfect solution 
to The problem o! Amiga-related computing on the move. 

With up to 40 hours from one set of batteries and of 
course unlimited life via the mains adaptor, it's hard to com- 
plain. The screen display isn't back-lit and as a result requires 
good lighting to remain usable, but it's a minor objection. 

If you J re got s real reed for what the NC can offer it J s liter- 
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Long gone are the days of the old plastic phallic symbol 
known as the joystick. Since about two years ago, the tradi- 
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its development by the games companies. 

A lot of this chopping arid changing Is probably due to 
the appearance of Megadrives and the like with their 
"joy pads". 

So what are they like, these new fang led joystick things? 
I laid my hands on the strangest one I could find to see if it 
lived up to the standards of traditional sticky 

To look at the Bug, it is downright ugly. It's an oblong 
shape with rounded corners and two lumps at one end 
where the Fire buttons protrude. 

It sits in the palm of the hand with the two Fire buttons 
lined up with your middle finger and your index finger leav- 
ing the other hand free to manoeuvre the small stick whkh 
protrudes out of the top ol the casing. 

The Bug got a through beating with help from Kick Off II 
and the Aquatic Games. And loathe as I am to admit it, it 
did very well indeed. It's a very comfy stick and the casing 
seems pretty durable, plus you don't have to hunt around 
for a flat surface to place it on as it sits in the hand.. 

I found it a little Loo easy to move which made flight 
slms and the like a little hard to play. But it's an all-round 
good buy, I am a stickler Far tradition bu! it the Bug is the 
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External floppy drives always seem to have quite a low pro- 
file in the hardware market. What people don't seem to 
realise is that there have been a lot of important technolog- 
ical advancements in the things that you stuff your disks in 
all day long. 

One of the most recent, not to mention the most 
impressive, is the RocLite external floppy drive, [he first 
thing that hits you about the fiocLite is the si ze - the thing 
is like a credit card. Standing 0.7in tall, the RocLite is proba- 
bly the smallest drive I've ever seen. Where do they put 
everything? 

ThE next thing that caught my eye was the low power 
consumption, which will cut down on the drain on the main 
power supply and so those infinitely irritating Guru 
Meditation messages.. 

Everything about thE drive shouts out quality - it's very 
quiet and has a through port so you can daisy-chain drives. 
But by far the most intriguing aspect of the drive is the anti- 
virus mode. 

I first saw that the drive had some sort of extra feature 
when I had a quick look on the back of it. Instead of the 
usual on /off switch there were three settings. As it turns 
oul r the extra setting is an anti-virus mode. How can a 


floppy dnve stop you getting viruses an youf machine? 
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Tiger Cub 

Many people who would otherwise be quite interested in 
making music are put off by the apparent complexity of 
the whole process. 

After all, computers are meant to make the creative 
path easier, not hinder it with compatibility problems and 
strange goings on which can hinder professionals, let 
alone the hapless home user, 

St is with this fact in mind that Dr T's music software, 
the people as guilty of techno-over kill as anyone with their 
incredibly complex KC5 sequencer, have released Tiger 
Cub - "the music program For the rest of us", in their 
words. 

The package comes in a sensibly-sized box, which con- 
tains the three disks (the program, some sample* For you 
to use with it, and a disk of auxiliary stuff), a registration 
card (send it off!) and a small and we II- written instruction 
manual. 

It requires an Amiga with at least 1Mb of memory, and 
doEs not need Midi, although it fully supports it. Basically, 
whether your Amiga is big or small, IVIidi-ed up or not, 
Tiger tub will be happy working with it, 

tt you have no Midi, it controls [he four internal sound 
channels - which it is still happy to control when you J ve 
got any number of other instruments plugged in as well. 
This means that you can use your own samples in addition 
to any Midi instruments you may be using. 

A fully-featured sequencer, Tiger Cub’s ease of use is 
due to the fact that everything can be controlled by the 
mouse (in stark contrast to their KC5j which stands for 
Keyboard Coni rolled Sequencer) and that every aspect is 
designed to look as simple as possible and operate very 
straightforwardly. Like I say, it r s not devoid of power Fea- 



tures. You can print your compositions in standard musical 
notation and record in real-time (as you play) or step- time 
(by programming the notes and taking as long as you like 
to do it). 

And there are highly intuitive and clear notes allowing 
you to add comments to instruments and voices, remind- 
ing you where they're used in your songs and which 
instrument they're played on. 

Gut possibly the program's greatest asset is its m-e-mber- 
shppof DrT r s Multi-Program Environment, or MPE. 

MPE allows all of DrT r s music programs to interact with 
each other, and with more than 30 in the range, from 
synth Edifeon to composition aids, Tiger Cub opens the 
door to a whole world of professional software, which you 
can buy as and whEn you feel you need or am ready for it. 

Tiger Cub doesn't really challenge KCS, which it must 
be said is marc akin to the experienced user. The more 
you use KC5 r the more you tend to find that keyboard 
control is the easiest way of interacting with it - it's just 
the initial Naming of the keyboard controls which hinders 
all but experienced users of programs like KCS, and gives 
Tiger Cub its strength. 

At the end of the da^ being a member of a family of 
programs which can interact with each other will probably 
prove to be Tiger Cub's greatest strength. 

Files produced by friends, or creative-but-not-com- 
puter-mad band members, can be loaded into Tiger 
Cub's bigger brother in the studio without trouble, and 
conversely professionally-produced music files can be 
messed with with the minimum of hassle - using Tiger 
Cub at home - by the less-tban-genius fraternity. 



Amiga 500 external 
RAM upgrade 

I haven't seen one of those since the Power Computing 
instant 2Mb add-on a Few mouths ago, If you've got an 
external hard dnve then memory add-ons like these can 
be a godsend. 

To look at, the RAM expansion looks like a very slim 
external hard drive. It slots into the DMA port on the side 
of your 50G just like most peripherals. 

The version of Ihe hardware we gat was populated lo 
2Mb but you can upgrade the unit fo anything up to 8Mb 
by adding SIMM chips. Alternatively you can buy the unit 
with as many megabytes as you wish. 

A lot ol people seem to be slightly baffled as to what a 
load of memory is useful for. Application are endless - 
many games will run better if you have more memory pre- 
sent and it comes In really handy if you're doing some- 
thing like image processing, a very memory -in tensive 
application. 

We linked it up with a CVP hard drive and had a bit of 

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trouble fitting the 500 on the desk afterwards, but no 
trouble setting up the expansion. To protect the internal 
board there is a plate hiding the through port which 
you have to unscrew. 

I was quite baffled as to the significance of the LED 
on the front of the casing. It seems to be an access light 
like you have on hard drives to tell when the drive Is 
being read. But why the thing has one I don't know. 

You shouldn't have to worry about the power dram 
on your Amiga because if needed you can power the 
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initely worth a look if you are having problems with lack 
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1200 Hard Drive 

Unlike the 500, the new Amiga 1200 really cannot fulfil 
its full potential unless you're nice to it and buy it a hand 
drive, But there aren't that many around but here at the 
AC offices we think we r ue got our hands on one of the 
best. 

Trying to use the new A1200 Amiga without a hard 
drive is pretty laborious to say the least, but which one 
and what size? Well, first things first - you can only fit 
an IDE-controlled hard drive to the At 200 at the 
moment, but there several companies rushing to pro- 
duce a SCSI interface for it, 

IDE hard drives come in several different sisres from 
around 20Mb upwards but it's best to start with 60Mb 
at least, as 2D or 4 0Mb hard disks will soon be full, espe- 
cially if you intend to do any graphical work with your 
machine. 

The At 200 has a holder internally fitted for its hand 
drive, although if you fit if yourself you will invalidate 
your warranty, so it's recommended that you have your 
drive fitted by a Commodore-approved dealer, 

Since the A 1200 came out, guile a few companies 
have started offering hard drives specifically fof this 
machine. Most reputable companies are offering a fit- 
ting service for a small fee which will no! invalidated 
your warranty, and is definitely something to consider. 

If you buy a drive from most: good companies you 
will be supplied with the drive itself, a connecting cable 
and a instruction book on how to install the drive. 

Even though this procedure invalidates your war- 
ranty, the job of fitting a drive is quite simple. To start, 
disconnect all cables from your machine, turn it upside- 
down and remove all the case screw. 

Then turn your machine the hght way up and gently 
remove the case. Vou will now be able to see the caddy 
on the left-hand side of the A1 200 which holds the drive 
- remove this. 

The next pan is slightly more tricky, as you have to 
remove the metal screening which covers your A1 200 
circuit board. To do this you have to bend the little tabs 


which hold the casing in place until they are vertical!, 
remove the two screws which hold the floppy disk drive 
in place, then unplug and remove the floppy. 

Now you should be able to pull the metal shield 
straight upwards to remove it. 

Once you have your A 1200 stripped down you should 
be able to see a double row of parallel pins on the left- 
hand side of the circuit board - this is the IDE connector 
to which you connecL the ribbon cable which was sup- 
plied with your drive. 

You then have to thread the cable through the metal 
screening on the left-hand side, replace the screening and 
bend the tabs back to their original position, 

Replace the floppy drive and then screw the hard drive 
to the caddy and replace it. Now simply connect the 
cable to the hard drive and finish off rebuilding your 
machine. 

Now you have the hard drive installed you have to pre- 
pare it to hold your information. This would have been a 
simple job but contrary to the AI ZOQ's manual, 
Commodore do not include the install software. 

We at AC had to use the install software from the 
A 000 Amiga. This can be tricky as when you run the 
program it is supposed to tell you all the information 
about the drive you have fitted, but when we tried it 
refused to look at the drive until we told the software that 
the drive installed was a SCSI and not an IDE, 

This appears to be a software problem and is easy to 
overcome. When the software returns the information 
about your drive you can simple press the prep button 
and off you go. 

Once you have prepped your drive you then have to 
reset your A1 200 and load Workbench from floppy, high- 
lighting the HD0: icon and selecting Format from the 
pull-down menus. 

Once formatted you should be able to boot straight 
from your hard drive, when you've copied WorkBench to 
it. 



MBXI200 

The MBX120Q is. one of the first FPU/memory boards 
available far Lhe A120Q, An fPU is basically a co-processor 
which is a chip specially designed lo relieve the main pro- 
cessor of any maths-oriented work, this leaves the main 
processor to get on with other things. 

The FPU in this board is designed to run at 14,7MHi 
which is the same speed as the A120t>, but because the 
chip is specially designed for calculations it is capable of 
(aster and more accurate maths. It is fitted with a 
Motorola 68881 but i! you wish you can install a 68882. 

There is also a slot to hoW 52-bit SIMMs which come 
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quite Expensive .50 it's better Lo get the memory with the 
board as Lhis works out cheaper than buying it at a later 
stage. 

Ttie board we tried had 4Mb of SIMMs fitted with a 
ipeed rating of 7Qns. Fitting the MBX1200 is a simple job 
of turning your machine upside-down and removing the 
trap door then carefully slotting the MBX board on to the 
edge connector inside the A1 200, 

This procedure does not invalidate your warranty as 
you don't have to open the case of your machine. 

Once fitted you wouldn't know it was there apart from 
the speed increase and the extra memory, There Is no 
need to install any software or make any hardware alter- 
ations to your machine as when the board is fitted your 
machine re-co nfigures itself. 

One of the first things you notice when you reboot 
your machine after installing the board is the sudden 
appearance of lots of memory displayed at the top of your 
Workbench screen. 

On standard Workbench stuff the FPU makes little dif- 
ference, but try loading a ray tracing package and then 
watch it go. 

We did some speed tests with the board installed and 
also without it the results speak for themselves. The soft- 
ware we used was Amiga Intuition-Based Benchmarks 
v5.5. When doing these types of test you also have to 
consider the speed of the memory chips install as these 
can make quite a difference. 

The first lest involved ray tracing a multicoloured beach 
ball without the board this Look 517.9B seconds as. 
opposed to 50.24 seconds with the board installed, 

Next was FMath Lest this took 40.91 seconds without 
and 6.92 seconds with. Finally we tried the FTrace test 
which took 231 a 73 seconds without and 8.17 seconds 
with. 

On the FTrace test the time with the FPU was a stagger- 
ing 56 times faster than a standard A50G P although this is 
only on maths-miens ive work. As far as we could tell the 
board didn't give any incompatibility problems. 

The conclusion is - if you do any type of work which 
involves your processor doing overtime, it's well worth a 
look at this board. 



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Protext 5.5 


For long the Amiga's premier wordprocEssor, Pretext is still 
the most powerful, chough lacking, many erf the features found 
in Wysiwyg packages. 

Protext is fait, contains a powerful buMc-in macr q and comr 
mand language, tan produce invoices using its line drawing 
mode, and has many of the features you’ll only otherwise find in 
a PC package, such as auto numbering and self-incrementing 
variables. For business users it is the only choice. 

Disadvantages indude its limited display (definitely roc wysi» 
wyg). its less than completely friendly interface, lack of graphics 
support* and overal complexity,, so ic is perhaps not the ideal 
choice for home userl, 

Ideal uses for Pretext include invoicing, mail-outs (due to its 
powerful mail merging options), and the rapid generation of 
huge amounts of text (its simple display lends ic che fascesc typ- 
ing speed of all Amiga WPs h 



Supplier, Armor 
Phone; 0731 6090? 
Price; £00 


Word worth v2 


Another British-produced program, Wordworch is i smooth, 
user-friendly word processor with fewer power features than 
Pretext but superb document design options and a Finished out- 
put that's better than rmo$L 

Wordworth is one of the easiest WPs wich which to gener- 
ate PostScript documents, as it has full support lor che standard 
and is supplied with 17 superb Agfa fonts. 

It also comes complete wich support for 1+0 individual print- 
er*, enabling lull control of built-in printer fanes from withm a 
document The spall checker and thesaurus used is the Collins 
Linguibase [as used fey Pretext), so British spellings are the 
order of the day. Both work very well 

The program's disadvantages are chac it can be memory hun- 
gry h offers no macro facility, and can sometimes run very slowly 
when memory Is eight, 

Not the best W P for the office, Wordworth 2 is better 
suited to the production of high quality PostScript document! 
including graphics. 

Ideal uses for Wordworth include Letter wriiJng, important 
documents which have to look just right such as CV 5„ sample 
DTP tasks {its graphic support and PostScript options g*ve it a 
definite advantage), and general home correspondence. 



Supplier: Digits 
Phone: 0395 270273 
Price: £129.99 


ProWrite 3.3 

Having recently been price-slashed, ProWrite is a rather attrac- 
tive buy foe those in need of a general purpose Wp„ The prob- 
lem with PreWrite is that it is just that - general purpose 
it is similar co Wordworth in that ft is a full Wysiwyg package 




In the search to separate 
turkeys from peacocks, this 
month s piercing gaze falls 
upon the ever-popular 
wordprocessing market 


with direct PostScript support and a lot of icons for standard 
functions- However the PostScript option isn't as neatly 
implemented as the Digita offering, the program doesn't sup- 
port built-in printer fonts, and it is slower, especially when 
HAH0 graphics nre included in a document. 

Having sj«d nil this, ProWrite is a perfectly usable package, 
and his the advantage of its ten user-definable macros which 
can be very useful with a bit of thought on the user's part. 
Like Wordworth, it has a good, though American, spell 
checker and word count, but ic will also carry out calculations 
and automatically sort a hit of words in alphabetical order. 

ProWrite is best suited to die home user who prefers to 
save a few bob and isn't too bothered about speed of 
■scTpllin.fi. For those people it represents a bargain at its pre- 
sent price and should serve well in its general purpose role. 



Supplier: Silica Systems 
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