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Issue 14 
June/July 1998 





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^ From the Editors Desk: 

Greetings all, 

This issue was a bit delayed, but I 
think you'll find it worth ihe wait. The 
World of Amiga (WoA) show revealed 
_|5| so much information it was im- 
•j^-^, possible to meet our origin- 
I^Eb al print deadline. Hopefully 
•'jE^jS^Ict "^ these types of delays will 
be far and few between in the future. 
As wonderful as the internet and electronic 
publishing is. it cannot replace good old 
hands-on journalism. Print media's weak- 
ness-its slowness compared to the internet's 
instant journalism-can also be its strong point. 
In the rush lo get WoA news out to internet 
readers, misinformation surfaced. Initial re- 
ports from the show only provided half (he 
story. 1 am sure these half-reports will be cor- 
rected, but their release was disconcerting and 
potentially damaging. Because I had several 
days after WoA to compile a story. I was able 
to verify the events, place them in perspective, 
and give a full report to our readers. 

Much important information was learned 
behind the scenes and a lot changed from 
Friday to Sunday. Many conversations took 
place out of the public's eye and were 
reserved only for the press. It is these face-lo- 
face meetings that convince a writer of a 
person or company's honesty. After three days 
and nights of talking to everyone at Amiga 
Inc.. I am now convinced that the Amiga has a 



real future. Over the course of the next several 
months, things are going lo take off. so fasten 
your seatbelts and stay with us. 

Amiga Inc. still has a way to go in the PR 
department. They have yet to find an effective 
way to relate their ideas to the community. 
They need to know what is being said and 
done outside of Amiga Inc. They need to put 
someone in place who can feel the pulse of the 
community, keep Amiga Inc. abreast of com- 
munity activities, and effectively convey the 
ideas of Amiga Inc. back to the userbase. 
Granted, the staff at Amiga Inc. is working 
hard and are focused on the future. They are in 
the process of hiring more people too. bui I 
cannot stress how important it is for them to 
attend to the current userbase and respond to 
n-. concerns. 

In closing, I'd like to say how enjoyable it 
was attending (he WoA show in London. 
Email and phone calls are nice, but they can't 
compare to a handshake, a look in the eye, and 
a conversation. I personally met people I've 
known "virtually'' for several years, and it was 
a real pleasure putting faces behind the names. 
I kindled new friendships too, and I'm sure 
they wilt last for years to come. London is a 
beautiful city, and I was fortunate to have a go 
around town before leaving. My thanks lo all 
the guides who showed me about. I was in 
their hands and they didn't let me down. I'm 
sure I'll be back again. fhlduX ^ 



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■3ns For The Futur 




By Fletcher Haug 



he World of Amiga show in London, 
V England will go down in Amiga his- 
tory as the rebirth of the Amiga dream. It 
was here that Amiga Inc. finally revealed 
their future vision and direction. However, 
this conclusion was by no means apparent 
at the beginning of (he event. In fact, it 
wasn't until the very end of the show on 
Sunday that it all came together. 

I had the pleasure of spending three full 
days and nights talking and listening to 
Amiga Inc. staff and leading developers. 
Long hours were spent in interviews and 
conversations over fine English ales. By the 
end of the show, much had been revealed. I 
will try to explain in this article what I 
learned at the show. 

At Friday morning's press conference 
A m i g a Inc. 
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for the future. 

Because they 

were unable to 

formalize a deal 

with a strategic 

partner by the 

time of the show. 

a great portion of 

their presentation 

h a d to b e 

scraped, leaving 

General Manager 

Jeff Schindler to 

present his ideas 

on the fly. This led 

to some confusion and a focus by Schindler 

on the future instead of the present. It was 

this emphasis on the future and how Amiga 

Inc. plans to get there that caused a series of 

rash internet reports claiming the Amiga 

OS was moving to the Intel processor. 

Nothing could he farther from the truth. 

First and foremost is this: Amiga Inc. has 
an approved budget and a green light to 
carry out their plans. All the political and 
budgetary roadblocks are gone. Key figures 
have been hired and the money and 



Jeff Schindler (LI, General Manager of Amiga Inc. 
& Allan Havemnse, the new Head of Development. 



creativity arc Mowing. They no longer have 
to check with Gateway on everything they 
do and involved Gateway officials are very 
enthusiastic. 

Jeff Schindler's new boss at Gateway. Jim 
Collas. is a 
huge supporter 
of the Amiga 
plan and was 
instrumental in 
getting the ball 
rolling. As VP 
of Worldwide 

Development. Mr. Collas is a major player 
at Gateway. It is no light matter that Mr. 
Collas attended this show. Frankly, he 
seemed surprised and overwhelmed at the 
commitment, knowledge and passion of the 
Amiga community. 
I trust his baptism 
into the Amiga 
com mu nit\ will 
keep him faithful to 
the Amiga spirit. 

Over the course of 
the three day event. 
Amiga Inc. listened 
to the massive feed- 
back of the commu- 
nity. They met 
privately with the 
leading developers 
in the community 
and the press and 
listened to the com- 
ments of the users. 

By Sunday they showed their desire to 
maintain the support of the community by 
calling an unscheduled press conference. 
There they revealed there would indeed be 
an OS upgrade to version 3.5 which wil 
support Classic Amiga architec- 
ture. This project is being 
spearheaded by several J* /^♦♦♦i 
developers including 
Phase5. Haagc&Partner. 
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others with the blessing of Amiga Inc. 
Dubbed the Amiga Classic because ii will 
focus on the current 68k and PPC proces- 
sors. Amiga Inc. promised to let this line of 
development continue as long as demand 
dictates. 

Because of 
Phase? and 
Haagc&Partner 
's involve- 
ment, there is 
lillle doubt it 
will include 
PowerPC products. In fact, because of the 
necessity for cooperation in this project. 
PhaseS and Haage&Parlner settled their 
long standing PPC development feud. 
Shortly after WoA Phase? and 
Haage&Parlner posted a joint press release 
declaring their dispute a thing of the past. 
They also announced their full and con- 
tinued support for PowerPC integration and 
their full support of both developers and 
users of PPC technology. 

Willi these two companies in agreement 
on Amiga PPC development and working 
as partners, we can be assured of quality 
Classic Amiga development. We could see 
OS 3.5 by November, and while it will 
likel) not be PPC native, il should include n 
great deal of PPC support and OS im- 
provements. This is wonderful news for 
Amigans because we will now see 
centralized upgrades and support for the 
current architecture. While life continues 
for current systems, new Amiga-based 
motherboards and systems like the BoXeR 
and Pre/Box will offer an open-ended solu- 
tion for those wishing to upgrade. As 
Amiga Inc. works to bring us OS 5. Classic 
Amiga development will be in the hands of 
those who arguably understand the current 
Amiga community best. 

But that is only the begining of the 
Amiga's rebirth. Amiga Inc. has plans for 
the future OS and architecture that will take 



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your breath away. 

The cornerstone of the future lies 
in bringing a new core kernel to 
the Amiga OS. Because the current 
OS is so dated, it would lake years, 
according to Amiga Inc.. to bring 
Amiga OS up to date without a 
partner. That is far too long to 
wait. Instead. Amiga Inc. found a 
partner with which to integrate the 
Amiga OS. Any OS core kernel to 
be used with the Amiga requires 
that it be advanced in multimedia, 
offering digital video, digital audio 
and digital communications, along 
with 2D and 3D functions. It must have 
open standards like OpenGL. MPEG2. AC- 
3 and Java. Most important it must have 
realtime, threaded, protected, preemptive 
multitasking. Some contenders are JAVA, 
BeOS. Linux and others. Of these, BeOS 
seems the most likely as it is very similar to 
Amiga OS and would integrate well. 

Amiga Inc. 
claims 95% 
of all re- 
quire men is 




The crowds finally died down a bit on Sunday afternoon for 

vendors to catch a breath. The folks at Epic- Marketing 

were nearly exhausted bv the end of the show, 





Jurgcn Haage 
of Haage & Partner 



of the Amiga OS thai 
will be added to the 3rd 
party OS kernel are com- of Phase 5 

plete. Once this integration 
is finished, which is expected by November 
of 1998. it will form the new Amiga 4.0 
development OS and development for ver- 
sion 5.0 will begin. Amiga Inc. plans to 
make OS 4.0 based developer boxes avail- 
able by November 1998 at a price point 
under US S 1,000. 

It is important that any future Amiga sup- 
port industry standard architecture such as 
CD-ROM. DVD, SVGA. PCI, and AGP. In 
addition, developers should have the ab- 
solute best development tools at their dis- 
posal. For these reasons, Amiga Inc. 
decided that the Amiga 4.0 developer OS 
will be based on the x86 (Intel) chip ar- 
chitecture. It was this announcement which 
caused a huge outcry amongst the Amiga 
community, who traditionally hate anything 
that deals with Intel or Window. Because 
4.0 development is taking place on a x86 



platform and will use an Amiga PCI hard- 
ware card (index information's InSideOul 
card) for backwards compatibility, many 
Amigans wrongly assumed thai the Amiga 
OS was moving to an Intel architecture. 

We must remember that OS 4.0 will be a 
development release used to create Amiga 
OS 5,0. It will not run on the current Amiga 
architecture. When 5.0 is released, it will 
not run on an Intel chip, but on a chip 
system as yet undisclosed. Those who are 
skeptical nuisl hear in mind that the Amiga 
1000 (the first Amiga) was developed on a 
Unix Sun SPARC station. Sony's 
Playstation was developed with a 
Playstation PCI card in a x86 box. 
Because Amiga OS 5 will be de- 
veloped on an x8(i platform DOES 
NOT mean it will use Window or 
run on Intel chips. It is being de- 
veloped on the x86 because it 
simply offers all the tools needed 
for the quickest, richest and 
cheapest development of 5.0. 

One very important note is that 
Amiga Inc. claims they are talking 
with PhaseS and Haage&Partner to 
come up with a PowerPC 4.0 developer 
system. This is in negotiation and by no 
means assured, but it is a hopeful sign for 
those who want to utilize the PPC 
processor. 

So just what is OS 5.0 about? In a nut 
shell, it's about bringing the power of the 
next generation of computing into the hands 
of everyone. Vital goals for Amiga Inc. are 
ease of use, alTordabilily, high-performance 
multimedia, open architecture, evolvable to 
changing standards, and. most of all. fun. 
Amiga Inc. envisions the Amiga OS and its 
new architecture as covering a host of 
convergence-ware areas, including home 
computers, internet applications, games 
machines, digital multimedia, student port- 
able systems, big screen TV/PCs. digital 
projection, special cameras and appliances, 
home security, settop boxes, phones, you 



name it. For those interested in a 
home computer. Amiga Inc. 
believe they can deliver a loaded, 
powerful system for under US 
S500. 

The details of OS 5.0 are in the 

works and more will be reveled 

as the project gels underway. Dr. 

Allen Havemose. the new head 

of Development at Amiga Inc., 

explained OS 5.0 in some detail 

at the developers conference. I 

can assure you that what he 

described was convincing and 

raised more then a few eyebrows. 

Without exception, the developers 

I talked to were sold on what 5.0 

is promising. 

At the highest level 5.0 is very much like 
an Amiga from the hardware perspective. It 
will use multiple highly scalable units (not 
unlike the current Amiga's proprietary 
chipset), including rendering, processing, 
and video units, all of which run at the 
silicon level cither independently or 
together. This all works together through a 
highly networked realtime, multimedia 
open architecture system which sends 
output to the network of units. This allows 
the processor to just direct the various 
processes- like MPEG and 3D rendering- 
lo the correct units as needed. At present 
development, this new system is 11-12 
times faster at 3D functions then the best 
selling PC video card and utilizes 24-bit 
nil incur processing, similar in power to 
today's mid-range workstations. 

This system will define itself by its video 
and digital capability and will be powerful 

continued on page 6 



Amiga Inc. employees 

JeffSchintller, Managing Director 
Marilyn Flint, Director of Operations 
Allan Havemose, Head of Development 
Bill McEwen, Marketing and Software 

Evangelist 
Fleecy Moss. Project Management 
Joe Torre, Senior Hardware Engineer 
Derrick Lisle, User Croup & K vents 

Coordinator 
Kelli IVewby. Administrative Assistant 

& Bookkeeper 

600 N. Derby Lane 

P.O. Box 1841 

N. Sioux City, SD 57049 USA 

888-25-AMIGA - 605-232-6442 

FAX: 605-235-1002 

Email: general @amiguinc.coin 

URL: www.amiga.eum 



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enough to decode even the highest-end 
digital TV specs (2020x1200 high- 
definition resolution). It will implement a 
client/server style for performing graphics 
functions. In this way you could issue a 
command lo the rendering unit, for in- 
stance, and as it performs that function, you 
can move to set up your next command and 
hundreds thereafter. 

Intuition will be upgraded to use what is 
dubbed "personalities," A personality sub- 
system will be available from the window 
manager and a developer will be able to 
chose a personality based on what type of 
application is being developed. This 
dynamic, automatically reconfiguring sub- 
system will take into account things like 
languages and font sizes and will work with 
all types of input devices. Personalities can 
be plugged in just like the current Amiga 
libraries, and the system will have enough 
logic lo provide the rules for each per- 
sonality's operation. So. for instance, a 
home computer application might use the 
standard menu and toolbar interface per- 
sonality, while a touchscreen kiosk system 
might use a personality lltal presents a 
button back down Ihe center of the screen. 
This system is all about giving choices and 
not imposing limits. Therefore, a pro- 
grammer will not be required to use these 
personalities, but they will streamline the 
process if used. 

This is jusl a touch of what this system 
can do. and it is real. It is not just on paper, 
but in a programmable stage of develop- 
ment. Amiga Inc. slate the release of this 
machine for the end of 1999. 

And the chip used to drive 5.0? For now. 
the general community will have to accept 
that it is a full solution that will integrate 
many of the peripherals of today. The 
whole design of the system will allow for 
the creation of small motherboards to be 
used in varied applications. 

More chip information will be revealed as 
it becomes practical and safe for Amiga 
Inc. to do so. Let's face it, if a competitor 
got wind of Amiga Inc.'s alliances and 
plans, great pressure could be applied to 
Gateway and/or Amiga Inc. which would 
result in a slowdown or complete stoppage 
of their efforts. This is in no one's interest 
and Amiga Inc. will reveal all when the 
time is right. 

Amiga Inc. is in a good position to market 
a new product. They are lean like a startup 
company, but backed by a large corpora- 
tion. They have the advantage of a fiercely 
loyal uscrbase that is hungry lo show the 



Adding It All Up: 



♦ With Microsoft suffering from anu-frust 
lawsuits leveled by the Federal Govern- 
ment and 20 states, the timing is perfect 
for Amiga Inc. to introduce a new revolu- 
tionary product. 

♦Gateway knows they are vulnerable as a 
PC-only company and realize they must 
diversify and introduce new products. 
♦As a PC maker. Gateway is in a position 
to know what the future holds for the Intel 
chip over the next 2-3 years. With that in 
mind, it speaks volumes thai Amiga inc. is 
not using Intel for their future systems, 
♦Amiga Inc. wants to maintain the sup- 
port of the current Amiga userbase as 
evidenced by the continuation of the 
Amiga Classic line. This move guarantees 
the loyalty of users and current 
developers, 

♦ By forming an agreement with the 
leading Amiga developers to continue the 
Classic Amiga line, and let it progress to 
the PowerPC. Amiga Inc. support the cur- 



rent market leaders and assure that the 
Classic line is attended by those who 
know it best. 

♦ By integrating the Amiga OS with 
another OS kernel. Amiga Inc. increases 
its available developer core. For instance, 
BeOS has over 10,000 registered 
developers that will be on board for OS 5 
development if BeOS should be the in- 
tegrating OS. 

♦ Amiga Inc. has die go-ahead from parent 
company Gateway with the enthusiastic 
support of high ranking corporate officials. 
Money is now in the hands of Amiga Inc. 
to be used as Jeff Schindler sees lit. 

♦ Staff hirings are underway, with recent 
addilions of Fleecy Moss as Projects 
Manager and Dr. Allen Havemose as head 
of Development. Dr. Havemose is forming 
a core group of 5-10 engineers to head up 
centralized Development in Silicon Valley 
Calf., the leading technology recruiting 
area. 



World Of Amiga Show - London 

Traditional home to the World or Amiga (WoA), the Novotel in London, England, 
awoke on Saturday, May 16 to a long queue of computer enthusiasts. WoA is always a 
popular event, and this year there was added excitement as Amiga Inc. used the show 
to reveal their plans I'or the future of the Amiga. 

The feel of the show was positive. If you've only been to North American Amiga 
events then you would marvel at the size of the crowds and the extent of the displays 
and vendors. At times many booths were packed three rows deep and the aisles were 
always crowded. All the presentations, such as Siamese Systems RTG, ImageFX 3.1a, 
and the new release of Photogenies NG were filled throughout the event. Big software 
sellers were Genetic Species, Foundation and Quake, which all debuted at the show. 

Hats off to the organizer PBA Events. They presented a professional and organized 
atmosphere throughout the event. Of particular note was PBA's Sales Executive Norah 
Hodgson who added a great deal of enjoyment to the entire show. PBA can be con- 
tacted at 44 16T 477 7151 or by email at: norah.hodgson@ukonline.co.uk. 

The icing on the cake of this show was its location. London is beautiful. In addition to 
attending a grand Amiga event, attendees were also visiting one of the best cities in the 
World. I would suggest that no one miss the next WoA show. 



world they have been justified for holding on 
so long. The marketing power of Gateway is 
responsible for growing the company at 
nearly exponential speeds in the past and 
turned a cow into a corporate icon. They 
should be able to do wonders I'or Amiga. 

I for one am convinced that Amiga 
Incorporated' s vision of the future is real and 
obtainable. At WoA they convinced me and 
many others that they mean business and 



intend to lead the way into Ihe future of com- 
puting by using the Amiga technology and 
ideals. In spite of a rough start and all the 
frustrating silence, they have won over my 
confidence. It seems as though the light has 
finally been reached at the end of the tunnel, 
1 hope every Amigan follows their lead into 
(he future. 



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*| he Industry Council Open Amiga 
V (ICOA) has spent much of its time in 
preparation lor the Amiga Inc. announce- 
ment at World of Amiga in London. This 
isn't to say that nothing much has 
progressed since the Amiga"98 Show in St. 
Louis. In fact a lot of behind the scene 
logistics have occurred concerning the role 
of the ICOA between Amiga Inc. and its 
developers. Of particular importance is the 
election of the new Steering Committee, 
the establishment of an information 
channel, and the exchange of ideas be- 
tween current developers. 

Temporary Steering Committee member 
Fleecy Moss has announced that the elec- 
tion of the new Steering Committee has 
been delayed until after the World of 
Amiga show in London. This is to clearly 
demonstrate Amiga Inc.'s endorsement of 
the ICOA, and to increase the membership 
and support for the ICOA in the developer 
community. One of the first functions of 
the new Steering Committee will be to 
meet with Amiga Inc. to map out future 
cooperation and efforts. Such efforts in- 
clude an online developer resource called 
ICOAnet to be located on the ICOA web 
page. 

The ICOA has also begun its efforts to 
create an information channel. Gary Peake 
of Team Amiga fame has been taken on by 
the ICOA as its new Press Officer. Gary's 
role will be to relay ICOA related press to 
several mainstream Amiga news sources 
including web pages, magazines, mailing 
lists, journalists, and user groups. An 
Amiga Community Liaison Group will 
also be established to allow Amiga entities 
to keep each other aware as to their activi- 
ties. 

The various ICOA work groups and 
mailing lists have already allowed several 
Amiga developers to exchange ideas and 



information to update the Amiga, as well 
as implement some nifty features. Topics 
have ranged from modifying the IFF file 
structure to allow things like PDF 
datatypes and the implementation of FPGA 
devices. 

FPGA, or Field Programmable Gale 
Array, is a hardware programmable logic- 
device. The purpose of this device includes 
prototypes, low volume production runs, 
debugging, and "on the fly" (actually 
several seconds) reconfiguration. FPGAs 
are based on either SRAM or Anti-fuse 
variants. The difference is that Anti-fuse 
allows for one-time-only programming. 
The programming information is typically 
stored in ROM and can be loaded or 
updated by a variety of methods. What this 
could allow for is the implementation of a 
device that can handle a whole range of 
activities on your Amiga, depending on the 
instructions it executes. Things like DSP 
processing, MPEG decoding, and even 
modem emulation arc possible by this 
device. For more information on FPGAs 
surf on over to http://www.optimagic.com. 

At this time it is unclear whether these 
and other ideas will become part of the 
future Amiga path. After the World of 
Amiga Show, many things will become 
clearer concerning the ICOA and Amiga 
Inc. What is clear is that in Fleecy's words, 
"the ICOA has been officially recognized 
as the developer support mechanism" for 
the Amiga. Visit these websites for related 
info: Amiga News Feed, 
http://web.wt.net/~gpeake/ncws.html; 
Amiga Community Liaison Group, 
www.jms.org/aclg; Team Amiga. 
http://web.wt.net/~gpeake/; ICOA, 
www.amiganet.org/icoa; Jay Miner 
Society, www.jms.org; User Group 
Network, www.amiganet.org/ugn. 



Ooops 



Corrections 



Due to editorial error, an answer in Issue 13's Ask i 
Dr. Amiga column was unclear, it falsely indicated 
thai il's possible to use AmigaOS HDToolBox id 
partition SCSI drives. This is not possible because 
Amiga scsi. device works on the built-in IDE inter- 
face and doesn't talk to SCSI. Manufacturers of SCSI 
cards usually provide their own software for par- 
titioning/formatting SCSI devices. 

In issue 1.1, we incorrectly spelled the name of RJ 
Mieai. Our apologies to Mr. Micai, 



If your Amiga Is locking up during 
bootup. boot from a Floppy or use 
the boot menu to ship the 
Startup-Sequence. Then add the 
command "SET ECHO ON" to the 
start of S.Startup-Sepuence. This 
will make every command echo to 
a visible Shell window so you can 
track down the problem. 



ACLG Creates 
Amiga News Feed 

The Amiga Community Liaison Group 
announced the creation of the Amiga 
News Feed (ANF): http://web.wt.net/- 
gpeake/anf.hlml. The ANF is a free ser- 
vice whose goal is to provide Amiga 
magazines, news sites, user groups, and 
interested parties wiih timely unedited 
Amiga press releases by a read-only 
mailing list. Amiga Inc. has agreed to 
issue their press releases through the 
Amiga News Feed. 

To issue an Amiga related press release 
through the ANF. send email to 
tamiga@wt.nel in plain text. The email 
must also contain the contact's name, 
email address or web page URL. Only 
first hand confirmed information will be 
accepted; rumors or slander will be 
deleted. Once verified, the press release 
is pushed through the ANF unedited. 

To subscribe to the Amiga News Feed 
send email to majordomo@ 
ninemoons.com. and type "subscribe 
tamiga" in the body of the email. The 
Amiga Community Liaison Group is a 
joint effort between the ICOA, Jay Miner 
Society, Team Amiga, and the User 
Group Network to promote communica- 
tion and coordination between these or- 
ganizations. 



User Rep Election 

Due to poor publicity, fraudulent votes, 
and tight time reslrictions the Jay Miner 
Society (JMS) and others have been 
granted permission by the Transitional 
Steering Committee to conduct another 
User Rep Election for the Industry 
Council/Open Amiga. The bylaws of the 
ICOA call for one voting position on the 
Steering Committee to be occupied by a 
user representative, 

The JMS will provide a list of valid 
nominees after June 2nd. Votes can be 
cast by regular mail, FidoNet mail, 
email, or by web form between June 2 to 
June 20. Voters are allowed only one 
vote and inusi give their name and email 
address. For additional information go to 
the JMS web site al http://www.jms.org. 
Shortly after June 20. the JMS, Team 
Amiga, and others will announce the 
election results, hopefully by June 22. 



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By Paul Morabito 

JX ccess Information's (formerly Index 
v * Information. Lid.) BoXeR Amiga 
clone is one of the few truly innovative 
Amiga clones to date. Aimed at the home or 
Semi professional segment of the Amiga 
market. Access Information hopes the 
BoXeR will fill the void between the low 
cost A 1200 and the expensive A4000 and 
produce an ideal mid range Amiga. 

The BoXeR motherboard is a true leap 
forward, a totally new design based around 
an AT motherboard which can fit into any PC 



desktop or tower case. It is still 100'.; Amiga 
compatible. When designing the BoXeR. 
Access was particularly keen on addressing 
weaknesses that existed in the designs of the 
previous motherboards. The BoXeR supports 
f>8(]40 signaling which results in a huge 
speed increase when using 68040 and higher 
processors. The A4000 had only 68030 
signaling. Also new are 4x72 pin SIMM slots 
with a theoretical limit of 2 Gb of RAM. 
Chip RAM read/writes have also been 
boosted by up to 30% depending on the na- 



The Global Posse is running an art competition for their Greeting Card Workshop 
program at www.nlinity.com/~amicom/gcw7contest.html. Check out the site and 
enter to win! Amiga Solutions of New Zealand released a new Amiga security pro- 
gram titled MULog. Get more info and a demo at 
www.enternet.co.nz/clieni/personal/bensalt/. Carl Sassenrath's REBOL 
Technologies has secured substantial funding from Avalon Investments, a company 
headed by former Gateway president Rick Snyder. Visit www.sassenrath.com for 
full details. JDW Developments is seeking submissions from Amiga software 
developers. JDW can provice developers with market access, promotional services, 
as well as access to various payment options. For more info contact Jeffrey D. 
Webster at jweb@primenet.com. Bitz!, a new Amiga company from Ireland is 
looking for people to join their mailing lists. Every week an email newsletter is 
mailed detailing offers on Amiga related products. To join the list, send an email to 
amiga.offers@bitz.clara.net. A paper catalogue of the entire Fl Software USA and 
Mushroom PD collection is now available. To get a copy of this 14+ page catalog 
send Si to Mushroom Software, 75 North Perry Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022- 
1146. Email mushypd@redrose.net for more details. Y/C Plus released a new gen- 
lock unit for the Amiga that offers NTSC and PAL signals. The base unit will offer 
composite only with software and manual key. and is designed to work with the new 
4000 and 1200 series computers as well as the Classic series of Amigas. Visit 
www.ycplus.com for full details. The official Foundation mailing list is now open. 
Subscribe by sending a blank email with SUBSCRIBE DIGEST or SUBSCRIBE in 
the subject line to: mushypd-foundation@redrose.net. Do not make postings to the 
list until you receive confirmation. Paul Manias' Games Master System v t.O, a 
developers kit based on the Amiga shared library standard and aimed at games 
programming, is now available from Aminet in dev/misc/gms_dev.lha. Visit 
http://gms.ethos.co.nz/gms/ for more details. BattleDuel VI. 7. 85. featuring up to 8 
players, computer opponents, and normal & tournament modes, has just been re- 
leased. Downloaded it from Aminet at game/2play/BaiileDuel.lha. Schatztruhe re- 
leased Aminet 24, their latest in a long line of Aminet CDs. This edition features a 
special version of [Browse 1.2 with an attractive upgrade option. Look to 
www.schatztruhe.de/ for full details. Vulcan Software signed yet another developer 
called Black Flag. This Portuguese programming team is responsible for Caveman 
Species, a real-time strategy wargamc set in the prehistoric age. Check out 
www.vulcan.com for more info. German based games dc\ elopers APC & TCP have 
a long list of upcoming titles including Phoenix, Testament 2. Forest Dumb Forever, 
Daydream, Marbleous 2, Pulsator. Skimmers, as well as many more. More info at: 
www.chiemgau.com/apc&tcp. 



lure of software being run. 

Also making its debut in the BoXeR is a 
new chip dubbed the BGA (Ball Grid 
Array). This will soak up Bridgette. Fat 
Ramsey, Fat Gary. Buster and a handful of 
TTL chips and PAL's to further reduce 
costs and expand on the features found in 
the original A4000 devices. Access also 
plans on producing an MPEG/Genlock 
module with high quality output and broad- 
cast quality genlocking. The BoXeR is 
fully compatible with NewTek's Video 
Toaster. 

Other features of the BoXeR include: 
support for all Motorola 68040 and 6S060 
processors including the soon to be released 
75 MHz 68060; a dual IDE interface: real 
lime clock: PC keyboard support; Amiga 
(loppy disk interface (including 0.5s delay 
on RDY, critical to compatibility in some 
cases): as well as two ISA slots and four 
Zorro 3 slots. A 2 Mb flash ROM is in- 
cluded on the board for Kickstarl and other 
resident modules including a CD-ROM 
tiling system. This also allows the contents 
of the ROM to be upgraded through soft- 
ware. In theory, you could upgrade to a fu- 
ture Kickstarl by running a simple program. 
All the standard ports are present including 
parallel, serial, joystick, mouse and RGB 
ports. 

Of special interest is the cooperation be- 
tween Access Information and Phase5. To 
the end user this means easier and cheaper 
access to the PowerPC. Much of the logic 
and signals required by PowerUP will be 
present on the BoXeR motherboard, thus 
reducing the cost of a PPC upgrade. 
Another first for the BoXeR is that the PPC 
will be allowed to boot independently of 
the 68k, so the PPC can operate without the 
68k controlling it. This will allow future 
systems to ship without a 68k processor and 
possibly run a PPC native AmigaOS and 
emulate the 68k. No release date has been 
announced for the BoXeR PowerUP card, 
but it is expected to be announced closer lo 
the BoXcR's release. 

The BoXeR will be manufactured in 
England. USA. and other parts of Europe. 
Access Information is currently looking for 
further manufacturers and is trying to hum 
down an Asian manufacturer (o help push 
down the cost. Contrary to rumors that 
custom chips are fast running out, Access 
owner Mick Tinker said, "[J am] happy that 
we can gel the chips we need." 

Blittersoft UK hits been appointed global 

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By Paul Morabito 

Sieve Jones of Siamese Systems is 
responsible for giving us ihe incredible 
Siames System and is leading the ambitious 

port of the Amiga OS lo the DEC Alpha 
ehip through Project Alpha. The Informer's 
roving reporter Paul Morabito caught up 
with Mr. Jones before WoA and talked with 
him about his SiamesePCl project. 

Amiga Informer (AI); Your SiamesePCl 

project is quite exciting. Has there been a 
lot of feedback and interest from the 
Amiga community? 

Stephen Jones (S.I): The users are really 
keen on this card which is proved by the 
fact thai around 500 people are on the list lo 
buy one when ready, and over 100 have 
sent in actual deposits before Ihe product 
was even working. As for developers, well 
they need to see the product working. Re- 
member though, the secret of the Siamese 
System has always been that you don't 
have to change your code lo support it. 
AI: Give us a i it lie information about the 
SiamesePCl? 

SJ: Basically the card is a miniaturized 
A 1200 and 040/060 accelerator on one 
small PCI card that fits into a PC or Alpha 
host. It has the full Amiga AGA chip set, 2 
Mb Chip RAM and uses the host's RAM as 
Fasl RAM. 

Using the Siamese RTG v4 software, the 
card uses all of the Input/Output services 
from the host machine for every function 
except processing the Amiga progRAM 
code. This is similar to the way the existing 
Amiga uses the AGA chip set to speed up 
the overall Amiga performance, but we use 
the faster modern PCI equivalents. So. for 
example, the Amiga instantly has 16-bit 
sound, Silicon Graphics like graphics 



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power with 

the Diamond 

FireGL range 

of PCI cards 

and access to Ethernet. 

Internet. UDMA IDE 

drives. Universal serial 

bus devices, Infrared 

devices, etc. 

Windows -} or NT then becomes 
a slave OS handling the 
updates for Device 
drivers thai the 
Amiga never 
needs to update 
again. They are 
always updated for ihe 
PC market and we just use them 
for our own purposes. So if you want 
lo use the latest Video recording wonder 
card for your Amiga or update your 
graphics, you can use it the same day it is 
released for the PC and know the drivers 
are written and available to the "PCI 
Amiga." 

The Amiga will operate in two modes ; 
Mode one-Hide Windows: The Amiga 
will look the way it has always looked and 
most people will believe it is an Amiga 
only, until ihey see the Windows apps 
appearing in windows as if emulated by the 
Amiga. This will no doubt be the most 
popular. 

Mode two-Lei me have it all: The Amiga 
apps will appear in windows along with the 
Mac desktop on the Windows display. This 
is probably the best mode because all apps 
just run together in a seamless environment, 
or as I like to call it. the "MultiOS" 
environment. No longer will people need lo 
worry about the OS they use. ihey will have 



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access to Amiga. Windows 3.1, MS DOS. 

Win95, WinNT and Macintosh applications 

at the same time. 

AI: Will the SiamesePCl be upgradable in 

any way? 

SJ: All improvements will be software 

based, and will be making the link between 

the different Operaiing Systems as 

powerful as possible (Windows is nol ihe 

only OS). For example, the Amiga OS can 

have sections written lo allow the Amiga to 

use the host Pentium or Alpha to be used 

for processing parts of the Amiga 

progRAM to speed up its operation, i.e.. 

use the Alpha to run floating point 

calculations, decode DVD. etc. 

AI: Is it fully compatible with Amiga 

games and applications including the Video 

Toaster? 

continued on page 13 



distributors of the BoXeR and will sell bare 
motherboards to OEM's and end users alike. 
Access Information will not sell full BoXeR 
based Amigas. Instead, users can fully cus- 
tomize their systems and OEM's can make 
machines more suited to local markets and 
sell their own brand as well as the bare 
BoXeR's to those who request it. Interest 
from OEM's has already been strong. 
Blittersoft announced they will produce 
"Black Box" Amigas based on the BoXeR. 

Closer to home Anti Gravity Producis will 
produce "'The Neila" BoXeR system which 
will include an 060@50-66MHz. 16 Mb 



RAM, 2 Gb hard drive. 24x CD-ROM with 
audio input connector and mixer, high density 
floppy drive, dual IDF. hard disk interface, 
keyboard, mouse, OS 3.1 and manuals, in- 
ternal 56k modem, internet software kit, and 
a ClickBOOM games bundle. All this will be 
housed in a mid-sized tower with a 235 wall 
power supply and a lull 1 year parts and labor 
warranty. It will sell for an almost unbeliev- 
able US 51,495. According to Anti Gravity, 
they will have full manufacturing facilities in 
the US and expect to have the Neila available 
by somefime in mid 1998. 

A bare BoXeR will retail for around US 



S700. According to Mick Tinker. "There are 
various component price reductions in the 
pipeline along with some cost reduction plans 
which will help us to lower the price as the 
product matures." The BoXeR is expected to 
be available in late July, although a small 
number of potential manufacturers wil! 
receive boards earlier. The hoards will be 
available to end users sometime in August. 

For more information on the BoXeR visit: 
Blittersoft at www.blittersofl.com; Access 
Information al www.cix.co.uk/~index: or. 
Anti Gravity at www.antigravity.com. 
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By Oleg Moskalensky 



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Before you drop this article like a hot 
potato because it has the word 
•'ARexx" in the title - stop! ARexx, al- 
though a programming language, can be 
used by non-programmers with some ex- 
ceptionally useful results. I promise that 
even though there will be ARexx 
programming involved, you will not have 
to write a single line of ARexx code for 
this session. 

I'll demonstrate a process that will 
enable you to perform a variety of image 
processing effects and even create some 
very elaborate animations easily and 
painlessly. All that's required is ImageFX 
from Nova Design and good old ARexx 
that silently comes with every Amiga. 

The smart folks at Nova Design built 
into ImageFX the ability to "learn" your 
desires. Other programs also allow this 
learning, like PageStream. but we will 
use ImageFX in this example. By using a 
Shell-like interface (available by hitting 
:he Escape key), you can order ImageFX 
to perform direct commands. The only 
command we will use in this tutorial is 
the "learn" command. This little com- 
mand simply instructs ImageFX to docu- 
ment all your actions in the form of an 
ARexx script. In other words, you can tell 
ImageFX to record what you're doing 
and play it back at any time, as many 
times as you desire. Even though the in- 
structions ImageFX needs are written in 
ARexx. you don't need to write them, 
ImageFX will do that for you. 

To try this feature load ImageFX. hit 
the Esc key and when a small Shell 
window opens type "learn ram:test" and 
press enter. Then load an image, and per- 
form one or more image processing com- 
mands) on it. Now click inside the Shell 
window and type "learn stop" and press 
enter. You've just created an ARexx pro- 
gram that when run will tel! ImageFX to 
duplicate all of your actions. 

The ARexx program that ImageFX 
created for you was stored in RAM: and 
it was named test.ifx. Since this was 
simply a test, it was sufficient. When you 
create these ARexx scripts for future use, 
you would probably want to store them 
on your hard drive or floppies and you 



can name them anything you like. Giving 
descriptive names to these scripts will 
help you immensely when you need them 
again. 

This capability of ImageFX is very use- 
ful for repetitive use of certain image pro- 
cessing tasks. For example, maybe you 
would like to have an easy way to reverse 
the color of a loaded image and then 
create an embossed look. 

Let's break this process down into 7 
easy steps: 

1 ) Load the image of your choice 

2) Hit 'ESC key to open ImageFX Shell 
and type "learn imagefx:rexx/reverse. 
emboss". You'll be asked if you'd like to 
"Record current settings?" - click on Yes. 

3) Click 'Color' on the ImageFX Toolbox 
menu, followed by a click on "Negative.' 

4) Click 'Convolve' on the main Image- 
FX Toolbox menu, followed by a click on 
'Relief Map.' setting the Relief Intensity 
at 128 (or 50%) 

5) Click 'OK' to finish the process 

6) Click 'Render' on the ImageFX Tool- 
box menu and then 'Render' on the 
Render menu to see the new image 

7) If you don't have the Shell anymore, 
press 'ESC to get it back and type "learn 
stop" which will stop recording your 
commands and a small requester stating 
"Macro Recording Stopped" will appear. 

From now on to process any image in 
the same fashion all you'll need to do is 
follow 3 simple steps: 

1 ) Load an image of your choice. 

2) Click 'ARexx' on the ImageFX 
Toolbox menu and select the 
script that you've saved in 
the "learn" process above 
from a file requester 
thai comes up (we 
Li s e d re - 
verse.emboss, 
so we 



would select 'reverse. emboss. ifx" file). 
You'll see your loaded image being pro- 
cessed quiekh and precisely. 
3) If you wish to save your new creation, 
simply click 'Save' and follow normal 
saving procedure. 

That's it. If you follow these simple 
steps you can create all kinds of 
wonderful and useful effects for future 
use. Experiment at will with various 
options and settings, ImageFX has a 
tremendous variety, just don't forget to 
have it 'learn' what you're doing through 
the power of ARexx. 

In Part 2 we will utilize the above tech- 
nique for creating some very elaborate 
animations, easily and painlessly, all 
thanks to ImageFX & ARexx. If you have 
any questions regarding this tech- 
nique, please feel free to email 
them to m e a l 
pcs@accessone.com. 



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ARexx? 



ARexx is the Amiga coun- 
terpart of the IBM engineered 
REXX programing language. It is 
an interpreted language that has the 
advantages of using standard ASCII 
characters and easy text parsing. On the 
Amiga, ARexx is used fur communications 
between applications. Several programs run- 
ning simultaneously in the multitasking environ- 
ment van send commands to each other and to the 
system through what are called ARexx Ports. These are 
virtual channels where an ARexx program can issue com- 
' mands to the system or an application as if these commands 
were entered by a user. In this way, processes which require 
several programs to complete can be automated. For example, con- 
sider that I like to use Image Engineer hut I like the Sphere effect of 
ImageFX. I can design an ARexx script which can be run from within 
Image Engineer, that will tell the system to run ImageFX, save the current 
file to a temporary file, load the temporary Hie into ImageFX, process the file 
with the ImageFX Sphere effect, save that file as a temporary file, quit ImageFX 
and reload it into Image Engineer. This can be done so seamlessly that it appears to 
he part of the Image Engineer program itself. For more information, check out the 
Commodore User's Guide to ARexx (if you can find it-it's out of print). 



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By Bohdan Lechnouisky 

ARexx has been an important part of 
my work at home and on the job. It 
is the hidden gem of the Amiga OS. I'd 
like to show you I'm using Arexx. so here 
are a few of my projects. 

At work. I've been programming an 
application in ARexx which processes 
data output by a UNIX utility called 
CVS. It is attempting to make a history 
chart of modules which are in develop- 
ment. The hardest part about this project 
is figuring out what the data means so I 
can have the ARexx program process it 
properly. It is currently over 500 lines 
long and I develop it on UAE (the Amiga 
emulator) and an A3000. 

Also at work, to assist with the transfer 
of text files from the PC, I wrote a quick 
ARexx script to strip off the "line- 
feed/carriage-return" combination and 
replace it with a carriage return only. 

At home. I wrote an ARexx program to 
assist in keeping up with the latest stock 
news. This program accesses the AWeb 
v3.l hotiist, finds all the hotlist entries 
under any stock subheadings, visits each 



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page one-by-one, saves the HTML of the 
page to the RAM disk for processing, 
checks through the entire page for any 
news links with today's date, remembers 
all the news links it finds, and then visits 
all the news links individually sending 
each one to the printer after it loads. This 
way the ARexx program can be allowed 
to run on its own. After about 10 minutes, 
a personalized newspaper is ready with 
all the details from any of the dozens of 
interesting stocks. Surprisingly, this pro- 
gram only took about three hours to write 
including the time spent trying to figure 
out AWeb's ARexx commands. This is 
running on our A4000. 

The above program could be modified 
easily to be a web crawler where it visits 
all links it can find to build a database of 
WWW pages. Other modifications could 
make it into an Amiga news gatherer. The 
program could check all the Amiga news 
sites and collect all the new links, down- 
load them, convert them to text format, 
and email them to my work address to be 
read at my convenience. 




An even more ambitious project (but 
still easy as far as ARexx is concerned) 
would collect all email from my account 
which contains a specific word in the sub- 
ject, append the email to a webpage, and 
upload the modified page to my internet 
account. This would allow people to send 
each other messages through a website. 
This could be done continually or only a 
few times a day. Using this, my program- 
ming team could send messages to each 
other about problems they arc running 
into and they could receive responses 
from any of the other members through 
such a webpage. 

Yet other possibilities include an 
Amiga-based Web-cam, email informa- 
tion on demand, remote control of your 
Amiga by email while you're away, auto- 
matic uploading of any webpages that 
you are developing on your local Amiga 
to your internet provider, etc. With 
Amiga and ARexx, the possibilities are 
nearly endless. 



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they are to go in. Master ISO will read the audio data files and auto- 
matically convert the file to Compact Disc Digital Audio (CDDA) 
format so that a standard CD player can read them. Audio formats sup- 
ported include AIFF. Wave, 8SVX, Studio 16. and Samplitude. 

The Feature list for MASTER ISO v2 is exhaustive and includes sup- 
port for ISO 9660, Joliet. and Rock ridge with Amiga extensions. 
Support for autobooting CD32 and CDTV dises is included. Disc at 
Once (DAO) is supported for users with a 68060 Amiga. DAO is a 
method of recording to the CD which results in a master CD that is 
suitable for commercial duplication. Since DAO requires that Master 
ISO provide the error correction on the fly. it is very CPU intensive, 
The Track al Once method (TAOi will be the choice of most users and 
allows the CDR to perform the error correction, therefore lowering the 
amount of CPU overhead. 

The 228 page manual for Master ISO is one of the best thought out 
manuals I have ever seen. It is divided into sections according to the 
different projects, which means no flipping backward and forward to 
cross reference information between chapters, The manual also has a 
very nice Appendix that details some of the terms encountered, and it 
goes into some depth on the particulars of SCSI and File systems. 

There are a few caveats to using this program. First, if you intend on 
doing any direct CD to CDR recording, you must have AsimCDFS 
V3.x or higher (current version is 3.9a). The manual also recommends 
a 68040 processor for the advanced features and a 68060 for DAO 



recording. The program performed admirably on my 68030 processor 
so I am unsure of exactly what features would require the 68040 
processor. Currently Master ISO does not support PPC and I was un- 
able to lind out if a PPC version is in the works. 

The box that Master ISO comes in is a sturdy plastic box about the 
size of a textbook, perfect for the bookshelf. It may seem insignificant, 
but to me it illustrates the point very well of how Asimware has paid 
attention to the user's needs down to the last detail. Their website is an 
excellent resource for technical information on Master ISO, and even 
includes an Update page on what will be included in the next release. 
You can also subscribe to their mailing lists from the site. This soft- 
ware package is extremely easy to use for the beginner, and for the 
more experienced user control is allowed over nearly every aspect of 
the recording process. This attention to the end user's needs and its OS 
friendly, rock solid performance earns it an A rating. MasterlSO has a 
MSRP of US $89 and can be found through most Amiga dealers. It 
was tested using an A2000 30/50 MHz, 16 Mb RAM. Retina graphics 
card, and a Phillips CDD-2000. Minimum requirements are OS 2+, 4 
Mb Fast RAM, hard drive, and a compatible CDR/RW SCSI or ATAPI 
drive. For a current CD and CDR/RW compatibility list see 
Asimware's website at www.asimware.com. 



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A ID Software approved ClickBOOM's Amiga porl of Quake, and copies 

of the game arc currently being produced with its release coinciding with 
WOA. In related ClickBOOM news, after the success of Capital Punishment, 
Mvst, and the almost certain success of Quake. ClickBOOM announced their 

On (he backdrop of the World of Amiga trade , ates| (i[ledi ,, KiMm£ strategy wargame titled Napalm: The Crimson Crisis. 

show in London was the launch of the new Amiga ClickBOOM investigated licensing an already available PC game, but 






ClickBOOM investigated licensing an already available PC game, 

website, at www.amiga.com. The Detroit-based decided to release their own with the best aspec'is of all currently available 

Pantheon Systems used Amiga development products games. The game is set in the not too distant future where intelligent alien-,, 

to create the site including. Lightwave 3D, designed b\ : humans. are attempting to take over the world. Already, the 

game is looking brilliant with screenshots revealing the attention to detail 
thai is common in all ClickBOOM games. No release date has been an- 
nounced. Everyone who prc-orders goes into the drawing for SI. 000 (CAN), 
and a 1200. The firm has garnered acclaim for main- Weekly drawings will be conducted and the winners will receive a 

stream websites including Nolan and Cunnings ClickBOOM game of their choice. As an added incentive, those who are 

registered users of all previous ClickBOOM titles can pre-order Napalm for 
half price. For information on pre-ordering visit www.clickboom.com. 



DrawStudio, Pro Vector, and WebFTP. Pantheon's 



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network operations center and design office are home 
to four Amiga systems-two Amiga 4000s, a 200(1, 
and a 1200. The firm has garnered acclaim for main- 

(nandc.com). Moneylab. Inc. (moneylab.com), and of 
course they are the creators of The Amiga Informer 
website. Pantheon Systems was also awarded elec- 
tronic mail routing and hosting responsibilities for 
Amiga Inc.. and (bey intend to offer a robust. Amiga- 
based infrastructure for business communications 
before the end of the summer. More information on 
Pantheon Systems can be found at 
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Opera Software announced the develop- 
ment of an Amiga version of their popular 
web browser. Opera. Opera is known on the 
PC for being very compact, resource efficient, 
and surprisingly feature laden-making rival 
products Netscape Navigator and Internet 

Explorer appear bloated in comparison. The Faced with a year 2000 problem of a 
port is a direct result of Project Magic, an different kind from software vendors. 

Gateway 2000 gave itself 
change. From now on 
parent corporation will be known just as 
"Gateway." Along with the name change 
Gateway released a modified logo which 
has less emphasis on the traditional cow 
imagery. The new logo and name are 
already in use on the company's website, 
www.gateway.com. 



Fabio Bizzetti. creator of the revolutionary 1995 go karting simula- 
tion Virtual Karting. has finally completed the sequel. Fabio attributes 
the long delay to trouble with his previous publisher, the defunct OTM. 
However. Fabio has now signed with Islona Games. Virtual Karting 2 
includes an impressive new 3D engine which offers up to 50 fps, even 
on an unexpanded Amiga. There arc si\ tracks, with the choice of two 
carts. Virtual Karting 2 is said to be a very realistic simulation and is set 
to be released late in May through Islona Games in the UK. a part of the 
Epic Marketing group. For more info visit Epic at 
www.valivue.demon.co.uk. 



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investigation into the viability of porting 
Opera to other systems. Project Magic 
received a huge response from Amiga users. 
A UK company. Ramjam Consultants, will be 
completing the port with an expected release 
date of December this year. A price hasn't yet 
been announced, however it is expected to be 
in line with the Windows version at about 
S35. 

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Mystique Corporation International 

announced several new efforts in its Made 
For KiDS project. First is a new folder on 
Amine!, created by Mystique working in 
conjunction with Aminet organizers, It 
contains software just for children. By 
working with Aminet, this software is 
readily available all over the world. The 
second item is a new directory on their 
Syzygy, developers of the excellent astronomical simulator Digital Universe, are website which divides software into several 

now offering a low cost CD-ROM version or the program. The CD distribution in-: categories, and provides information you 

eludes only an online manual. Every other aspect of the CD-ROM version is identical can use to decide whether or not to down- 

lo the floppy version of Digital Universe 1.03. The CD-ROM version is available for load the software. The directory contains 

almost half the cost of the floppy release. Syzygy has indicated strong sales of this ver- reviews of software, compatibility informa- 

tion will go a long way to ensuring version 2.0 gets developed for the Amiga. Syzygy tion. and screenshots to help you with your 

is also currently investigating the possibility of a PPC version of Digital Universe. For selections. The Mystique website can be 

more information on ordering visit www.syz.com. found at www.mystcorp.u-nct.com. 



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A recent edition of the PBS computer 

show "Computer Chronicles" posted an 
Amiga trivia question to the contestants. 
To answer the question, contestants had to 
name the company which recently 
acquired the Amiga. While we didn't see 
the show, we are informed no one got the 
answer correct. Perhaps some advertising 
would help? 



PanCanvas: Motion Control for ImageFX 2,6 and above is a new product from Chicago's 
Legacy Maker. Written by Ola Olsson. the program will turn ImageFX into a professional 
quality motion control station. It's used to pan across a stil! image to create the illusion of 
animation. Functioning as a plug-in to ImageFX, PanCanvas will output a sequence of frames 
(IFF or JPEG) which can be used to generate Flyer clips. Amiga ANIMs. MPEGs. and others. 
Included is PanPost, a post-processing engine which can enhance the output of PanCanvas. 
Costing only US $35.95. PanCanvas is available now at select Amiga dealers or directly from 
Legacy Maker at 773-465-5158 via credit card (add S3.95 for shipping in the US). 



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AmiWest 98, July 10-12, 1998 

This officially sponsored show will be 
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cements by Amiga Inc.. ICOA Devel- 
opers Conference, seminars and work- 
shops, and an Art and Video show. Get 
the latest details on all show events at: 
www.sacc.org/amiwesl/. or email John 
Zacharias at: jzachar@calweb.com. 
Snailmail: AmiWest '98 c/o Sacramento 
Amiga Computer Club. P.O. Box 19784. 
Sacramento, CA 95819-0784. 

Midwest Amiga Expo, Oct. 3-5, 1998 

The 3rd annual MAE show will be held 
in the Hjatl Regency. Columbus, OH. 
Officially sponsored by Amiga Inc.. this 
show offers more than double the space 
of last year's show. Classes, seminars, 
workshops. ICOA conference, games, 
contests, and hourly door prizes are all 
lined up. Get all the details at: 
www.amicon.org/mae.html. or email 
Dave Pearce at: dpearcefe inlinel.com. 

Toaster Flyer Symposium, Nov S- 12. 1998 

DVS Direct and the Association of Video 
Professionals will host a Toaster Flyer 
Symposium during the APV Conference 
being held in Pittsburgh on November 8- 
1 2. A booth will be available for any in- 
terested parly. Anyone interested in parti- 
cipating should contact Jim Davis of 
DVS Direct al: 814-371-564(1. or email: 
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Siamese corf t from page 9 

SJ: Yes, as long as (he games can run on an AGA machine with an 
040/060. As for the Toaster/Flyer, there will be an add-on Hoard to give 
the appropriate Video and Zorro slot for this most important piece of 
Amiga hardware/software. This board will be purely for the NewTek 
product, and hacked up by the fact that the Siamese v4 PCI Amiga has 
the full AGA chip set which the Toaster needs, and an emulator cannot 
deliver. 

Al: You have stated that the SiamesePCI will be quicker than a real 
68k Amiga. In short, how is this achieved? 

SJ: Basically the Amiga usually has to take care of all I/O. graphics, 
sound, file access, serial, parallel and many other function. Obviously 
the chipset helps, but the processor still has to wait for a lot of 
operations to finish. With our system, the Siamese software just hands 
over the task to the Host PC or Alpha and then the 68k processor in the 
Amiga carries on processing the actual progRAM code. The host will 



also complete these functions in a fraction of the time the fastest 
Amiga ever could and again the Processor does not have to wail. 
Al: How much do you expect a complete Siamese system with 
040/060 CPU will cost? When will it be released'.' 
SJ: Hard to say at the moment, we are hoping to gel a good deal on 
these processors. At present the card is US $499 without the processor 
($200 is for the AGA chips). I would hope to have the 040 around US 
SI 00- 1 50, and the 060 around the US S250-300 range. Remember that 
a lot of people already own a suitable processor and can move that to 
the card. Its release will hopefully be August - September, 1 998. 

You can contact Stephen Jones and Siamese Systems Limited at: 9 
Church Lane Hockliffe. Beds. LU7 9NQ. England. Tel +44 1 525 
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Amiga Forever 2.0 

From: Cloanto 

URL: www.cloanto.com 

Cloanto. buoyed by the success of the ini- 
tial Amiga Forever package, just released 
version 2. Amiga Forever is the only offic- 
ially licensed Amiga emulator. It ships with 
the latest release of UAE and Fellow, as 
well as Kickstart ROM's and the Work- 
bench software from 1.0 through 3.0. Also 
included is an elusive interview with Jay 
Miner, the Amiga Reference Guide-an ex- 
cellent source of information on all things 
Amiga and version 2 of the Amiga Explorer 
networking software that allows easy net- 
working between a PC and an Amiga. 
Other added bonuses include a full copy of 
Personal Paint 7.1, Ami2RTF. -which 
allows converting between PC and Amiga 
text files, and many more utilities designed 
to improve the integration between the PC 
and Amiga. Amiga Forever 2.0 should be 
available for about US S60. Upgrades for 
registered users are being handled by 
Software Hut and cost about US S30. 

PhotogenicsNG 

From: Paul Nolan 
Email: pnolan@cix.co.uk 
URL: www.pnolan.di icon. co.uk 

Paul Nolan previewed PhotogenicsNG at 
the World Of Amiga show. Due to problems 
with Mr. Nolan's past publisher, Almathera, 
this release was long delayed. The new ver- 
sion is almost totally rewritten and sports a 
new user interface as well as many new 
features. New to Photogenics NG is the 
exclusive Paint Layers technology, a paint 
on image processing feature (hat allows the 
user to apply effects by drawing with any of 
the media tools. Also included are natural 
edit tools, paint-on pyrotechnics such as 
lensflares. fire, and explosions as well as an 
unlimited number of layers. The version 
previewed at the WOA is still incomplete 




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before release. No publisher, price or re- 
lease date was available at the time of print. 

Professional File Safe 2 

From: Great Effects Development 
Email: info@greed.nl 
URL: www.greed.nl 

New from the author of AmiFileSafe (AFSi 
is the Professional File System 2 (PFS2). 
Touted as the "best filesystem for your 
Amiga" it includes many modern features 
Chat the aging FastFileSystem (FFS) lacks, 
including much improved performance and 
reliability, and a reported 500% increase in 
performance over FFS. Disks are always 
validated and there is easy file recovery 
with all deleted files spooled to a "Delete" 
directory much like the Recycle Bin found 
in Windows. Concurrent access of files is 
supported without any performance loss 
and there is automatic truncation of log 
files. Many tools including recovery and 
optimization utilities are provided as well 
as extensive user and developer documenta- 
tion. PFS2 is also fully compatible with 
AmiFileSafe disks. The software ships on 
CD-ROM with CPU optimized versions 
available for anyone with a 68020 or 
greater. Registered AFS users receive a 
generous discount on PFS2. Also, those 
who order early are entitled to a free copy 
of the game KangFu, a game created by the 
same developers. Consult their website for 
pricing and availability. 

ShapeShifter 3.9 

From: Christian Bauer 

Email: cbauer@iphcipl .physik.uni-mainz.de 

URL: www.uni-mainz.de/-bauec002/ 

ShapeShifter3_9.1ha 

Christian Bauer, author of the hugely suc- 
cessful Apple Macintosh emulator 
Shapeshifter, has released version 3.9, 
Features include support for MacOS from 
System 7,1 through 7.6 (soon supporting 
8.x), and full ECS, AGA, Cybergraphies 
and Picasso96 compatibility. Macintosh 
disks can be simulated through hardfiles or 
a partition, and there if" full support for Mac 
floppy disks (though a high density disk 
drive is required). Shapeshifter also in- 



cludes full networking support, including 
Ethernet compatibility. New features in 3.9 
include improved CD-ROM support and 
CD-ROM booting. There is also im- 
provements in liledisk operating speeds. 
Shapeshifter requires any Amiga with OS 
2.1. 68020 processor. 4Mb of RAM and a 
HD floppy drive. A software image of a 
Macintosh ROM is also required (it is only 
legal to own one of these if you own the 
ROM's themselves). Shapeshifter is share- 
ware, with registration costing US S40. 

Tornado3D 1.5 

From: Eyelighl 

URL: www.tornado3d.com 

Haage and Partner released an update for 
Tornado3D, the Amiga's latest 3D render- 
ing program. Version 1.5 adds a number of 
improvements and extensions as well as 
correcting many bugs. Features include full 
Cybergraphies support and improved object 
rendering and animation support. One of 
these improvements is the introduction of 
the Pose Manager which makes the main- 
taining of object properties much easier and 
enables you to enter and extrapolate new 
keyframes from existing ones. Version 1.5 
also increases the range of available object 
materials by offering displacement maps 
and textures. Displacement maps cause a 
real modification to an object's geometry 
which makes possible numerous and 
realistic effects that could not be achieved 
through bumpmapping- a purely optical 
effect. The camera model now offers an 
almost complete simulation of a real retlex 
camera, and project saving has been made 
safer and more convenient. Version L5 will 
be shipped to all registered users directly by 
Eyelighl. Tornado3D is distributed in the 
US by Safe Harbor {www.sharbor.com). 

Wildfire 

From: Nova Design 

Email: bob@novadesign.com 

URL: www.novadesign.com 

Nova Design, producer of the award win- 
ning ImageFX and Aladdin 4D. has been 
appointed the exclusive distributor of 
Wildfire in the US. Wildfire is an exciting 
new animation package by Andreas 

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Maschke that uses sequencing. 3D effects, 
and transitions. Until now, it was only 
available in Germany. Features include full 
Cybergrapliics support, timccodes editor, 
transition maker. 24-bit animation player, 
storyboard animation interface, font sensi- 
tive GUI. realtime feedback, optional sound 
in animations, and a preview option avail- 
able for almost any operation. Wildfire is an 
open development platform with developer 
information available for creating plug-ins. 
It also has a comprehensive ARexx inter- 
face with over 400 commands. Wild lire 
comes on a CD-ROM and is available in 
68k and PPC formats. The 68k version 
retails for US $149.95 while the PPC ver- 
sion costs US S I 99.95. 

WorldNews & AirMail Pro 

From: Toysoft Development 
Email: danny@toysoft-dev.com 
URL: www.toysofl-dev.com 

Toysoft Development announced the re- 
lease of their new multi-threaded news 
client. WorldNews 1.0. Features in 
WorldNews include user definable sub- 
scribable groups, user defined filters in- 
cluding excellent anti-spam support, and a 
complete address book. Also in WorldNews 
is the WorldNews Spooler which is used for 
background batch downloading thus 
allowing you to read Usenet messages off- 
line, and Helper tiles that allow you to view 
multimedia files within WorldNews. Since 
WorldNews has a built in mailer, it can also 
integrate with AirMail Pro 3 to provide the 
ultimate mail and news client. WorldNews 
requires an Amiga with Workbench 3.1 or 
higher and costs US S35 plus S5 for ship- 
ping and handling. 

In a similar statement, Toysoft 
Development announced version 3.0 fo 
AirMail Pro. their highly featured multi- 
threaded email client. New features in ver- 
sion 3 include Super Mail Box, a separate 
module for both sending and receiving 
mail, enhanced clipboard support, further 
improved support for URL addresses that 
will allow you to click on a URL address 
and have your web browser immediately 
take you there, cache for all system folders 
to improve mailbox access speed, and im- 
proved anti-spam filters. AirMail Pro 3.0 
works with any Amiga with OS 2.1 or 
greater and is available at select retailers or 
direct from Toysoft for US S40 plus S5 
shipping and handling anywhere in the US. 
Toysoft is currently offering both AirMail 
Pro 3 and WorldNews for US S65 plus $10 
shipping and handling. 

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The first West coast Amiga show in over four years ! 

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• Raffle Prizes 

• Seminars and Demonstrations 

• Three Day Developer's Conference (July 10th ■ 12th) 

• Banquet Saturday Night with Guest Speakers 

• Amiga Art and Video show 

Officially recognized by Amiga, Inc. and ICOA 

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If purchased before July 1: $ 8 (one day) $ 12 (full show) 
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f I had a nickel for every time I've 
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particular program or datafile over the 
years, I'd have retired to a life of leisure 
long ago. Instead. I've wasted much time 
trying lo locate wandering files. Most 
operating systems provide 
some sort of a "find" com- 
mand to help users in this sort 
of predicament, hut AmigaOS 
has never had one. The 
"which" command is some 
help, but can only locate pro- 
grams in directories that are 
in your search path. 

Fortunately, there are many 
good find programs available 
that fill this void. They come 
in two types, which we might 
call realtime and indexbased. 
A realtime find command will 
search a specified portion of a 
disk or directory tree by ex- 
amining it even 1 time you ask it to locate 
something. An indexbased program will 
consult a previously prepared index file 
of your disk! s) and tell sou where a file is 
based on the index. The advantage of an 
index file is speed. The disadvantage is 
you have to keep the index up to date, 
usually by running an index creator 
manually. Any programs or datafiles 
added to your computer after the most 
recent index update will not be dis- 
covered during a search. 

There are find programs that combine 
both realtime and indexbased searching. 
SimpleFind (SF) by Sebastian Bauer is an 
excellent program of this type. To install, 
just unpack the file and drag the resulting 
directory wherever you wish the program 
to reside. Someplace in your search path 
is best as SF can be run both from the 
shell and from a very well thought out 
GUI. The GUI does not require MUI or 
ClassAct, so it will work on all Amigas 
with a 3.0 or better OS. 

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Search Options window opens. You can 



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directory path in the Search Path text box, 
and a pattern to search for in the Pattern 
box. Click on Start Search and the work 
begins. All files and directories in the 
path you specified will be displayed in a 
second window, called the Results 
window. True to its name. SimpleFind is 
simple to use. However, there's a great 
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separating them with the pipe symbol (1} 
(Shift + \). For instance, you could look 
in both Sys:utilities and Sys:tools for a 
program by entering sys:utililieslsys:lools 
in the Search Path window. Also, there's 
a set of advanced options you can ac- 
tivate with a mouse click. These allow 
you to search based on comments 
(lilenoles), minimum or maximum size of 
the files, or the file's date within some 
number of days, months, minutes or 
hours. Pulldown menus add to your 
options by allowing you to decide 
whether searches will use case sensitive 
matches, among other options. All this 
flexibility can allow for very sophis- 
ticated searches of your disks. 

Once you have a list of files matching 
your search criteria. SF provides many 
options for manipulating the results. You 
can bring up the icon's information panel, 
show the file with a previously defined 
display program (default is Multiview), 
copy a file or delete one. You can also add 
a file to an archive, or undo any archives 
that are located. These functions are all 



accessed through simple mouse clicks. 

With all these possibilities, there has to 
be some way to configure SimpleFind. A 
well thought out SimpIeFindPrefs pro- 
gram is provided for that purpose. You 
can define which programs you wish to 
use to show files and archive them, as 
well as setting default directories for 
various functions. You can even modify 
menus and buttons. The good news is, 
none of this need even be looked at if all 
you wish lo do is use the basic 
find capabilities, so there's no 
need to be an Amiga wizard to 
benefit from the program. 
However, if you later want some 
advanced search and manipulate 
capabilities, they're available. 

Index files are optional with 
SF, but if you decide lo use 
them, there's a special configur- 
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tures that you can use to create 
and update the indexes. You can 
even configure the index files lo 
he automatically updated, 

though this could actually slow 

the program down. 
If you chose to run SF from the shell, 
all features will still be available to you. 
A command line help template in stand- 
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"simplelind '?" in the shell just as with a 
standard Amiga DOS command. 
Documentation is provided in 
AmigaGuide format. It's well organized 
and complete enough to cover any situa- 
tion you're likely to encounter. As noted, 
the program is simple enough in its basic- 
operation that many users may never 
need the documentation. 

SimpleFind is freeware and should run 
on all Amigas with OS 3.0 or above. It's 
recommended for 020 or better proces- 
sors, but may be acceptable to you on a 
68000. The current version is 2.1. copy- 
right 1998. 

There are a number of good find pro- 
grams you can add lo your Amiga. Once 
you have one, you may wonder how 
anyone could get along without one. 
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There are many further improvements in 
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Let's not forget that PGS includes two 
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DSS B+ with 3.0 Software 


S79.9S 


I/O Extender - 2 Serial, 1 Pa 


- 109.95 


G-Lock Genlock NTSC 


329.95 


G-Lock Genlock PAL 


339.95 


A2000 Combo 03O/4OM2 




w/4Mb & w.'SCSI 


389.95 


A2040-33 040 33Mz ace) 




wrSCSI2forA200a 


479.95 


A2060-50 060 50M? acd 




w«CSI2(orA20O0 


739.95 


A4060-50 060 50Mz acd 




W/SCSI2 forA4000 


729.95 


A4008 SCSI Controller 




torA2000. 3000. 400Q 


109.95 


TBC+ limobase corrector 


679.95 


Spectrum EGS board 




w/CybergraphX software 174.95 


GVP SIMMs for 4Mb- 


S49.9S 


otder boards: 16Mb - 


S119.9S 







Modems 
& InterNet 

Sporster 56K x2 Fax Modem St 99.95 

Supra Express 56K x2 Modem 1 69.95 

Sporster 33.6 FAX Modem 129.95 

Prac. Porlph. 14.4 FAX Modem 49.95 

Cardinal 56k FAX Modem 159.95 
Wlsecom V34 bis 28.8 Ext. Modem 79.95 

rtncnl V34 his 28.6 Ext. Modem 69.95 

IBrowsc 1.2 41.95 

Termite 39.95 

Termite TCP 41.95 

Termite TCP/IBrowse bundle 79.95 

GP Fax Software - Class 1 & 2 49.95 

AWeb 3.1 v.'/HTML- Heaven 41.95 

Air Mail, e-mail program 29.95 
Miami w/lrtlo the Net CD bundle 59.95 



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Village Tronic 

MainAclor Broadcast S149-95 

Picasso IV 419.95 

Concerto Module for Picasso IV 169.95 
Pablo II Module lor Picasso IV 159.95 
Palona Module lor Picasso IV Call 



Amiga Books 



Exploring Lightwave 3D 


S52 99 


PhotoReal FX 


42.95 


FX Kit tor Lightwave 


33 95 


Power FX lor LW 5.0 


27.95 


Connect Your Amiga 


7.95 


LighlWsve Power Guide 


42.95 


Flyer Mastery Guide (book] 


129.95 



Storage Devices 


Zip Drive SCSI External 


5159,95 


100Mb Removable Disk 


15.95 


100MU Disks (3 Pack) 


44.95 


Zip/Jaz Tools Software 


26.95 


Jaz Drive. 1 Gb internal 


309.95 


Jax Drive. 1Gb extBmal 


40995 


1 Gb removable disk 


89 95 


1 Gb rem. disks - 5 Pack 


42495 


Power Computing 1.76 XL Ext 


. 134.95 


Samsung 2.1 Gig SCSI2 HD 


229.95 


Quantum 2.1Gig SCSI2 HD 


239.95 


Seagate Hawk 2.1Gig SCSI2 HD 239.95 


Quantum 2.5 inch IDE BOMB 


39.95 


Seagate 2.5 inch IDE 540MB 


159,95 


Toshiba 2.5 Inch IDE 2.1Gig 


249.95 


Other Hard Drives 


Colt 



Flat Bed Scanners - CALL 



NewTek 

NEW LOWER PRICES 

Lightwave 5.0 Amiga Call 

Lightwave 5.5 Intel Call 

Lightwave 5.0 Upgrade Amiga 2B9.95 
Lightwave 5.5 Upgrade Intel 469.95 
Video Toaster 4. i Upgrade CO 389.95 
V-deo Toaster d000 995.00 

Video Toaster Flyer 269500 

Video Toasier&Flyer bundle 3495 00 
Complete Toaster&Flyer sys Call 

Calibar 339.95 



Custom Chips 


1 Mb Agnus 8372A 


S34.95 


Super Deniso 8373 


29.95 


CIA 8520 Chip 


9.95 


Paula or Denise Chip 


16.95 


LisalC 


39.95 


Alice IC 


39.95 


Eproms 2630 Rev 7 


3695 


Eproms 2091 Rev 7 


34 95 


1 3 ROM Chip 


10.95 


2.04 ROM Chip 


15.95 


2 05 ROM Chip 


19.95 


GuruROM GVP or A209I (Spec) 


S9.95 


W.D SCSI Chip Rev 8A 


24.95 


CIA 8520 Surf. Mount Chip 


2350 


Super Buster Rev 11 


29.95 


Ramsey Rev 7 


2995 


Paula Surface Mount 


42.95 


Super Dmac Rev 4 


52.95 


BrrdgettG 


29.95 


Video DAC 


24.95 


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High Density Drives 

A4000, or A4000T - S99.95 
A20D0 series - S104.95 
A1200 series - S104.95 



Memory, CPUs & FPUs] 

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CD-32 



New units in stock w/6 CD 

title bundle - Limited Supply 

S199.95 



Power Supplies & Expansion Boards 
A2000 300W Bigloot Pwr Sply S169.00 

Megalosotind 57.95 

Pro Midi 47.95 

Brg Fool CD-32 Power Supply 79.95 

Bigloot A500, 600, 1200 Pwr Supply 84.95 

Bigloot A3000 250W Pwr Supply 2)9.95 

Bigloot A4000 3O0W Pwr Supply 229 95 

Squirrel PCMCIA Card 89.95 

Surf Squirrel PCMCIA Card 1 39,95 

Siamese 2 5 software only (Ethemell 169.95 

Hydra Elhemet bd Zorro II 269.95 

A12D0 PCMCIA Ethernet W 169.95 

Siamese&Zorro II Elhernel bdl 429.95 

Siamese&PCMCIA Ethernet bd! 329.95 

Buddha EIDE Z2 Controller 84.95 

Cal Weasel Z2 w/Buddha 139.95 

Cat Weasel A1 200/4000 MKl I 109.95 

Cal Weasel for PC ISA slot 109.95 

HD Floppy w/any Cat Weasel purcti. 24.95 

DalaFlyer CDS-XDS 69.95 

Megacfiip A500/2000 1 69.95 

PapcFire SCSI2,'RAM Controller 139.95 

□elllna Lite 15-Bit Audio Card 299.95 

VIPER 520 020/8MB/1DEJ3.0 189.95 



CD-ROM 
Drives 

Sony 76S 4X SCSI CD-ROM Drive 
Internal model $69.98 

External model $109.95 



NEC 16X SCSI CD-ROM Drive 

External model S179.95 

Toshiba 32X SCSI CD-ROM Drive 
Model XM6201B 
Internal model S139.95 

External model $199.95 

Yarnnha CDRW Rewritable SCSI 
CD-ROM Drive 4x2x6 
internal model $499.95 

Externa! mode! $569.95 

Teac 55S 12x Read/4x Write 
Recordable SCSI CO-ROM Drive 
Internal model $429+95 

External model S489.95 

Add Asim 3.9 CDFS 10 any CD-ROM 
drive for $3995 

Add New Master ISO with TEAC or 
Yamaha for S74.95 



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Blizzard 1260 Turbo Board 


5559.95 


Blizzard 12x0 SCSI Module 


124 95 


Blizzard 603e PPC 160Mz 




w/040 25Mz CPU - no SCSI 


499.95 


Blizzard 603e PPC 160MZ 




w/040 25Mz CPU - w' SCSI 


589.95 


Blizzard 603o PPC 200MZ 




w/040 25MZ CPU 


599.95 


Blizzard 603e PPC 250Mz 




w/040 25Mz CPU 


689.95 


Blizzard 2604e PowerPC ISOMz 


879.00 


Blizzard 2604e PowerPC 200Uz 1 089.00 


CyherGraphx Software 


44.95 


Cyborvision 64 3D 4Mb 


249.95 


Scan Doubler Switch lor CV64 3D 


119.95 


Cyborstorm 060 Mktll W/SCSI3 


769 95 


Cyberslorm PowerPC 200Mz 


899.95 


Cyberslorm PowerPC 233Mz 


979.95 


Motorola 050 50Mz RC CPU 


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Authorized Amiga 

International Distributor 

We are happy to report to our customers that Software Hut has been appointed 

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Video Products 

Personal Anim. Recorder, Amiga Cail 
Personal TBC A 5829.00 

Vrdi Amiga 24 RT Pro 299.95 

Graffiti Graphics Box 99.95 

Scan Doubler by peteaff 4O00.4000T 1 49.95 
Video Magician 249.00 

Input Devices 

Mindscape Powerplayers Joystick S9.95 
Cruiser Turbo Joystick 21:95 

Piostick Joystick 7.95 

Wizard S60DPI Black 3 But Mouse 24,95 
WiiardSGODPl Beige 3 But Mousa 24 95 
Add Mouse, 300 DPI, 2 button 18-95 

Amiga Technologies Mouse, 2 hulton 16 95 
Competition Image JP-1'00 Pen Mcuse 12.95 
Golden Image Oplo-Mech. Mouse 29.95 
4 Player Joystick Adapter 12.95 

KB-10 Adapter for AT Keyboard 49.95 
Wacom ArtZ-2 12x12 Tablet 559.00 

Topofino PC Mouse Adapter 42.95 

15 to 23 pin Adapter 26.95 

Sync Strainer Adapter 49.95 



A1200 
Computers 

Back in stock from 
Amiga International 

A1200 w/Magtc Bundle 
S339.95 

A1200 w/260Mb HD Magic Pack 
419.95 

A1200 w/2.1Gig HD Magic Pack 
SS79.9S 

3.1 Kits 

AS320 3.1 Kit f or the A500. A2000, & 
A2500 - SB9.9S 

AS330 3.1 Kit for all A3000S 
S103.9S 

AS340 3.1 Kit for all A4000s 
S103.9S 

AS3123.1 Ki!forallA120Os 
S103.95 

AS306 3.1 Kit for all A600S 
S89.9S 

3.1 RQMIorASOO. A500, 

A2D00 (Specify) S35.95 

3.1 RQMse1lorA3000. A4000. 

A1200 (Specify) 49.95 

3. 1 Manuals & Disks (no ROM) 56.95 



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official distributorship 


of Haage&Partner 


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Art Effect IS 


5179.00 


An Effect SuperView Plug-in 


44.H5 


An Effect Poweifa&cts VI 


44.95 


An Effect PowerEffwts V2 


44,')5 


An Effect Powenip liffccis 


4455 


Tableau LT 


44. '« 


Tableau Pen Pannei 


44.95 


Tableau Pro 


89,95 


Draw Studio V2.0 CD 


1 24.')5 


Draw Studio V2.0 Ftoppv 


109.95 


Draw Studio V20 UppidtCDflJiJi 40,95 


Tbrnado3DVlJ 


244 .If 


SinmiC Professional V3.0 




(commercial. 


274.M5 


SinmiC Professional V3.0 (nor 


- 


commercial) 


M9.95 


StoraiWfeani V2.0 


84.95 


Slunn Wizard V2.0 upgrade 


4').<>5 


STFax 3.2 Proftsaiooa] 


59.95 



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Quik Pak 



A600 



A600 w/Soltwarrj 

S179.9S 
A600 w/Software & SO Mb HD 

S149.95 
AS01 1Mb Chip RAM w/Clock 

S49.9S 



A4000T 

We have excellent pricing on 
bundled options including: RAM 
Toaster, Flyer, larger Hard Drives & 
CD-ROMs. Call, FAX, Or E-Mail your 
configuration for the best factory 
installed pricing. 

NEW A4060T Power 
Tower - CALL 

A4000T 040/25MZ 

2Mb/No HD 

$1699.95 

A4000T 040/25Mz 

6Mb/2.1GbHD 

$1949.00 

A4000T 060/50MZ 

2Mb RAM/No HD 

S2399.95 

A4000T 060/50MZ 

6Mb/2.1 Gb HD 

$2649.00 

A4000T 060/50MZ 
34Mb RAM/2.1Gb HD 

32x SCSI CD-ROM 

Personal Suite Bundle 

S2899.95 



A500/1200 Peripherals 

BigFool 200W P.S.-A500-600-t200 S84.95 
Commodore A500 Power Supply 49.95 
A500 Internal Replacement Drive 39.95 
Saturn External Rcppy Drive BOOK 89.00 
A501 RAM Expansion Board 33.95 

MicroniK ScanDoutjIer 

inlemalA1200 119.95 

MicromK ScanDoubler 

Ewernai All Models 159.95 

Apollo 1230 030 

33Mz CPUJ33MZ FPU 109-95 



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Beginning this month, many CDs are Lower Priced - CHECK IT OUT 

3D CD-2 Images 

3d CD-I Objects 

17 Bit5lh Dimension 

17 Bit Level 6 

17 Bit Phase 4 

1 078 Weird Tenures 

3000 JPEG Textures 

A Long Hard Day on the Ranch 

Advanced Military Systems 

AGA Expenence 

AGA Expenence 2 

AGA Expenence 3 

AGA Toolkit 97 

Amiga CD Sensation 1 - Demos 

Amiga CD Sens. - Golden Games 

Amiga Developer CD v1 .1 

Amiga Emulator foe PCs 

Amiga Forever 2.0 

Amiga Forever 2.0 upgrade 

Amiga Repair Kit 

AmiNet Share 4 

AmiNet Set 1 .2, or 3 {Specify) 

AmiNet Set 4 (Specify) 

AmiNet Set 5 NEW 

AmiNet Set 6 NEW 

AmiNet 8, 9. 10. it. 12 (Specify) 

AmiNet 13. 14. 15 (Specify) 

AmiNet 16. 17. 18 (Specify) 

AmiNet 19, 20 (Specify) 

AmiNet 21 

AmiNet 22 

AmiNet 23 

AmiNet 24 NEW 

AmiNet Bumper Bundle 1-21 

Amy Resources ■ US Edition Vol 1 

Anime Babes Special Edition 

Arcade Classics Plus 

Artworx 

Assassins Games 

Assassins Games 2 or 3 (specify) 

Audio Thunder 

Beauty of Chaos Fractals 

Blanker Collection 

Card Games 

CD PD 2, 3, 4 (Specify) 

Clip Art & Fonts 

Cltpart Warehouse 1.2 (Specify) 

Corporate Video Backgrounds 

Data Mi* 

da Capo Mods & Sounds 

Deluxe Paint 5 NEW 

DEM ROM 

Demo CD 1.2 (Specify) 

Desktop Video CD 2 

Distant Suns 5.01 CD NEW 

Baste Dreams w/PPC support 

EMC— Phase 1 or 2 (Specify) 

Encounters: ThB UFO Phenomenon 

Epic Interactive Encyclopedia T997 

Epic Collection 3 

Epic Paranormal Encyclopedia 

Euro CD Vol 1 or Vol 2 (Spociiy) 

EuroScene 

EuroScene 2 

Eyes of the Eagle 

Fantaseas 

Fractal Pro Image Library 

Fresh Fonts Vol 2 

Gamers Delight 2 

Gateway 1 Or 2 (Specify) 

Geek Gadgets 2 

GFX Sensations 

GIF GalEery Vol \ 

Giga Graphics 

Global Amiga Experience 

Gold Fish 2, 3 (Specify) 

Guineas Book of World Records 

Hidden Truth 

Horror Sensation 

Hottest 4. 5. 6 (Speafy) 

Hound of Ihe Baskerviltes 

Humanoid LW ol imagine (Spec) 

ImageVision 

Imagine PD 3D 

Insight: Dinosaurs 

Insight Technology 

Interior Design Collection 

Into the Net {2 CDs) 

Kara Fonts Compiele Collection 

Learning Curve 

Light ROM 3 or 4 (Specify) 

Light ROM 5 CD 

Light ROM Gold 

Magic Publisher 

Magic Workbench Enhancer 



SI 2.95 


Wealing Pearls 3 or 4 (Specify) 


11.95 


12.95 


Miami w/free Into trie Nel CD 


59.95 


1B.95 


Micro R&D Volume 1 


6.95 


19.95 


Micro RSD Volume 2 


14,95 


12.95 


Micro RSD Vol 3 or Vol 4 (Specify) 7.95 


17.95 


Micro R&D Volume 5 


12,95 


19.95 


WODs Anthology 


36,95 


9.00 


Movie Maker Special FX 1 


36.95 


6.00 


Moving Textures 100, 20O(Spec 


239,00 


24.95 


Mud Puddles 


10,00 


12.95 


'.Inttimedia Backdrops 


24,95 


24.95 


Mulnmsdia Toolkit 2 (2CDS) 


26.95 


14.95 


NetNews Offline T or 2 (Speafy) 


16.95 


11,95 


Network CD 1 or 2 (Specify) 


19.95 


11.95 


Network Cable CD32 to Amiga 


30.00 


17.95 


Nothing out Telns 


14.95 


32.95 


Octamed 6 


12.95 


59.95 


Octamad Sound Studio 


19.95 


29.95 


OnUne Library 


19.95 


45.95 


}.OS Operating System 


26.95 


7.S0 


'andoras CD 


9.95 


26.95 


Paoerbag Princess 


10.00 


34 95 


Personal Painl 7.1 


59-95 


37.95 


Personal Suife from Cloarrlo 


29.95 


37.95 


3 fiotoCD Manager 


33.95 


13.95 


Print Studio Pro 


34.95 


13.95 


Pro Pics 


24.95 


17.95 


PsychD Killer 


8.00 


17.95 


Re'.ra Gold: C64 Games & Emutater 22.95 


17.95 


SFX Volume 1 or 2 (Specify) 


29.00 


17.95 


Scsne Storm 


19.95 


17.95 


Sci Fi Sensation v2 


19.95 


17.95 


Sounds Terrilic 1 


12.95 


114.95 


Sounds Terrific 2 


17.95 


22.95 


Speccy CD 97 


27.95 


28.95 


Sports Football CD-32 


6.00 


23,95 


Surface Pro & Pro Textures Combo 55-95 


12.95 


System Booster 


26-95 


8.95 


Ten on Ten (10 CDs) 


49.S5 


22.95 


Texture Heaven 2 


12.95 


69,95 


Town with No Name 


5.00 


15.95 


TurboCalc 4.0 


39-95 


19,95 


TurboCalo 5.0 


109.95 


22,95 


Universal 3D ROM 


137.95 


24,00 


intimate Blitz Basic 


49.95 


9,95 


Ullimedia 1 S, 2 (2CDs) 


21.95 


16,00 


Jtilities Experience NFA 


19 95 


116.95 


Utilities Volume 2 


29.95 


16.00 


Virtual Computer Pels 


14.95 


22,95 


Visual FXLW 1.2 (Specify) 


129.00 


59.95 


Visual FX far JmageFX 


129.00 


22.95 


Weird Science Clip Art 


14.00 


24.00 


Weird Science Animations 


19.95 


29.95 


Weird Science Demo Mania 1 


20.00 


39.95 


Weird Science UPD Gold 


26,95 


99,95 


Women m Motion 


9.00 


33.95 


rVomen on the Web 


39.95 


19.95 


WordWorth 7.0 CD 


99.95 


38.95 


WordWorth Otlice 


79.95 


34,95 


Workbench Add On 


24.95 


34.95 


World Alias from Wisediome 


39.95 


19,95 


Wrath of the Demon 


5.00 


8,95 


XiPainl 4,0 


55,95 


18,95 


Zoom Release 2 


32.95 


9.00 






22.95 


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19.95 
24.00 


Amiga Parts 


24.95 


A20O0.'A3000 Keyboard 


559.95 


18.95 


A40O0 Keyboard 


58.95 


18.95 
16.95 


A600'1200 Internal Floppy Dnve 


59.95 


A2D00 or A3000 bit Floppy Drive 


69.95 


22.00 


Mouse lor CDTV. wired ■ black 


16.95 


32.95 


286 Bndgeboard PCB Only 


29.95 


22.95 


A23B6 SX BridflOboarrJ 25Mz 


149.95 


16.95 
6.95 


CBM CDTV Control Pad 


34.95 


2088XT Bndgeboard complete 


15.00 


44,95 
17.95 
24.95 


A500 Disk Dnve 


44.95 


A5OO.'60O'120O Power Supply 


44.95 


A12O0 Keyboard 


44.95 


8.00 






159.95 






184.95 
23.95 

9.95 


CBM Service Manuals 


A500 Service Manual 


514.95 


8.95 


A3O0Q Desktop Service Manual 


19.95 


169.00 


A3000 Tower Service Manual 


22,95 


17.95 


1084SD1 Service Manual 


14.95 


44.95 


1950 or 1960 Serv Man (Specify) 


19.95 


21.95 


2091 Service Manual 


12 95 


39.95 
39.95 
24.95 


A2060/A2065/A2232 Serv. Man. 


12.95 


CDTV Service Manual 


17.95 


A1200 User Manual 


5.95 


39.95 


A4000 User Manual 


7.95 


26.95 







A2000 
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We have a limited amount ol 




Games for Amiga & CD-32 




relurbished A200Q computers with Rev 


Alien Breed 3D 




Gloom Deluxe Amiga 


19.95 


6 motherboard. 2.04 ROM, keyboard. 


AE3A/CD-32 (Specify) 


S19.95 


Gulp CD-32 


9.95 


mo us a for 




Akira CD-32 wT-Shin 


9.95 


Hillsea Udo Amiga 


24.95 


S369.95 




Big Red Adventure AGA CD 


29.95 


Humans 3 AGA 


39.95 




Blade AGA 


29.95 


Jet Pilot Amiga 


36.95 


Refurbished items carry a 


full 


Bocrals AGA 


24.95 


John Madden Football 


25.00 


90 Day Warranty 




Brain Damage Pintail AGA 


35.95 


Mobile Warfare Disk 


24.95 






Brain Damage Pmtalf CD 


34.95 


Myst CD 


54.95 


Now is a great lime to protect yc 


ur 


Breathless AGA 


29.95 


Nemac *i Director's Cut CD 


34 95 


2000 investment with a low cost 


spare 


Capital Punishment AGA 


34,95 


Odyssey Amiga 


34.95 


unit. Hurry, supplies will not last 


;:■'•:■ 


Chaos Engine 2 Amiga 


38.95 


Official Amiga T-Shlrt M. L. XL 


19.95 


great relur&ished CBM items; 




Colonization 


29.95 


Official AmiNet T-Shirt, XL only 


14.95 






Defender of the Crown 2 CD-32 


9.95 


Official AmiNet Button 


3.9S 


2320-de-lnleflacer Board Si 19.95 


Desert Strike 


17.95 


Official AmiNet Coffee Cup 


J.95 


2065 Ethernet board 21 9.9S 


ExjIo AGA/CD-32 (Specify) 


24 95 


DnEscapoeCD 


39.95 


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Ernie ECS 
Extreme Racing 


17.95 


Pin ball Illusions 

AGA/CD-32 (Spec) 








29.95 






AGA/CD-32 (Speafy) 
Extreme Ractng Data Disk 


19.95 
14.95 


Pinball Mania AGA 
Pinball Prelude 


37.95 


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Amiga Forever 


F19 Stealth Fighter 
F29 Rel all at or 


19.95 
12.95 


ECS/AGA (Specify) 
Pinball Prelude CD-32 


34 95 
34.95 


Official Amiga Emulator NEW full 


F117AMicroProse 


17.95 


jtaalbi 


54.95 


featured release 2.0 - $59.95 


Fears AGA 


19.95 


Railroad Tycoon 


2495 






FIFA International Soccer 


14.95 


Roadkil CD-32 


17.95 


Upgrade 1 .0 pre-release to 20 


Final Odyssey CO 


37.95 


Sensible Golf Amiga 


37.95 


$29.95 




Flames of Free-dorr. 


4 95 


Shadow of the 3rd Moon CD 


39.95 




Foundation CD 


CALL 


Sixth Sense Disk 


34.95 


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Genetic Species CD 


CALL 


Slam Tilt AGA 
Space Quest 4 


29.95 
14.95 


Productivity - Utilities 




S peris Legacy 

AGA/CD-32 (Specify) 


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Air Mail o Email 

AmiPC Power Mouse Soliware 


S32.95 
18.95 


Money Matter by Digits 
Network PC 


39.95 
32.95 


Star Crusader AGA 
Strangers AGA CD 
Super Skidmarks 

ECS/CD-32 (Spec) 


29.95 
39.95 


AmioaVision Professional 


24-95 


Now York News Reader 


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I n the world of Amiga image processing 
software [here have been many changes 
over the years. From the initial releases of 
The Art Department and Irnagernaster, to 
the newest of these commercial products 
ImageFX. there have been massive genera- 
tional changes. The first programs were 
simple scaling and palette modifying pro- 
grams. Next came true image modifying 
programs that could do color correction and 
sophisticated manipulations like gamma 
correction, convolutions and proportional 
image warping. After this came the revolu- 
tion of morphing software, responsible for 
the glut of half-human half-animal images 
of the early nineties. Finally, came the 
effects programs of the late nineties, used 
to make fractal images of fire, lightning, 
and clouds. The newest of these image 
processors is ImageFX 3 from Nova 
Design. 

Before I start to discuss the phenomenal 
scope of this software package, let me first 
make a complaint. ImageFX 3 as it was 
shipped initially contained some severe 
software Haws. Aside from a number of 
system crashing bugs in the special effects 




software 
modules, the 
displays of 
the previews 
were very 
problematic. 
This has all 
been cor- 
rected in 
version 3.1 
which is 
available 
from the 
Nova Design 
website. The 

advantages gained by this patch in both 
functionality and stability can't be overem- 
phasized. 

The look and feel of ImageFX 3 are sim- 
ilar to the prior versions of ImageFX, with 
some important new changes. Like 
ImageFX 1 and 2, there is the familiar 
toolbox at the bottom of the screen, but 
unlike these, it has taken the form of a 
window. The previous versions used a 
backdrop to display the preview of the 
image being processed. This has been com- 



ImageFX 3,0 introduces a new user interface with multiple image windows and 
function menus that stay open for easy access. With more power, functions, 
and unlimited layers, ImageFX is the undisputed king of image processing. 



pletely replaced by a series of windows. 
This is part of the new layers system of 
composition developed for ImageFX 3. The 
layers concept, which is fairly new to image 
processing on the Amiga, allows several 
images to be designated as layers of an 
overall image. Various features of these 
images can then be composed to the final 
image. ImageFX 3 can accommodate as 
many layers as your Amiga's memory can 
hold, and the layer management system 
makes manipulation simple. 

continued on page 28 



PageStream con't from page 23 



comes with a basic selection of effects that 
can be applied to any bitmap object. 
However, if you decide to buy the add-on 
Gary's Effects, you get twelve additional 
effects. There are several other Extras pack- 
ages including. Borders 1 & 2, TextFX I & 
2. Truetype font engine. JPEG filter, 
Wordworth filter. Direct templates (for 
Paper Direct products), and Home and 
Office forms. Even though these extras cost 
from US $20 to $50 each, it is worth it to 
buy those that serve you best. 

It is worth mentioning how well this pro- 
gram is laid out. Everything is easily 
accessed. An editable toolbar allows you to 
easily configure the toolbar to your liking 
with just about any menu function being 
represented by a sensible icon. The Edit and 
floating palettes keep nearly all program 
functions a mouse click away. The PGS 
screen is without a doubt one of the most 
intuitive Amiga programs around. 

PageStream 3.3 ships with a new manual. 
Unfortunately, this manual is less then half 
the size of the first manual (220 pages) and 
much less detailed. While functional, it 



doesn't nearly cover as much information. 
The index is lacking many references that 
the old one had (like listings for drop caps. 
DPI. keyboard shortcuts and many others) 
and is missing most of the prior manual's 
Appendixes and charts. One could argue 
that the excellent HTML on-line help 
system provided with 3.3 makes up for this 
shortfall, but I still find myself referencing 
the old manual. 

There is always room for improvement, 
although I would be hard pressed to find 
any. Perhaps having JPEG and Truetype 
font support inclusive, instead of as add- 
ons. A JPEG export option would be nice 
too. PowerPC support is being consider, but 
Phase5 has yet to send Softlogik a PPC 
board. PageStream lacks surprisingly few 
features. Quark Express has a few features 
not found in PGS, like Indexing and 
Trapping, but PGS makes up for that by 
offering features not found in Quark like, 
advanced drawing tools, scriptability. 
frameless text objects and configurable tool 
styles. 

This program deserves a solid A. 



PageStream is the best, if not the only DTP 
program for the Amiga. Softlogik proves 
their commitment to the Amiga community 
with constant upgrades and support. They 
actively seek the suggestions of users. I can 
safety say Softlogik has finally exter- 
minated nearly all bugs, and after three 
months of constant use I experienced not 
one crash. There is nothing like it on the 
Amiga. It is a must-have for anyone serious 
about making professional documents. 

PageStream can be purchased from most 
retailers for around US $170. Softlogik can 
be reached at 1732 Westpark Center Drive, 
Fenton MI 63026. Info: 314-305-7878; 
Fax: 314-305-7874; Email: sup- 
port@softlogik.com; URL: 

www.softlogik.com. You can join their sup- 
port mailing list by emailing 1 is - 
thelp@softlogik.com. The 3.3a patch is 
available from their website. 



Ratine: A 



ex 



By Fletcher Haug 



S7 



□ooob D/3 



TfHE Amdga Dbpoembh 



Image FX con't from page 27 



Aside from the usual array of general pro- 
cessing commands, like gamma correction 
and convolution which processes the image 
using a matrix. ImageFX 3 provides some 
basic paint program functions, as well as a 
large number of special effects, a full 
featured morphing program and an inter- 
face to the filtering functions of the PC 
based Photoshop program. 

The paint functions of ImageFX 3 include 
the usual control of brush types, drawing 
controls and modes of drawing. Aside from 
the expected drawing modes, the control of 
the drawing features includes colorizing, 
changing the hue, saturation or value, blur- 
ring, sharpening, converting the image to 
relief, chalk or watercolor drawing, etc. The 
drawn image may also be controlled by an 
"alpha" or "control" channel. The drawn 
line can be "feathered" along its edge, and 
dramatic effects can be created by altering 
the fill parameter to cause shapes to be 
filled with various rainbow-like color pal- 
terns. 

The special effects in the basic effects 
menu include an advanced lightning effect, 
and a realistic lire effect. Beyond these two 
effects— that can be modified to create a 
myriad of different fractal generated image- 
s-there is a very realistic lens flare gener- 
ator that simulates the glare caused by 
lights shining into a camera, a radial star 
generator that places stars with various 
numbers of rays coming out of them with 
colored coronas on an image, and paint and 
texturing effects. This is enough to play 
with for hours. But that's just a start, be- 
cause the hooks menu gives you even more 
external effects. These include water ripple 
effects, splash effects such as water splat- 
tered on a camera lens, page curl, bubbles, 
and clouds. The last of these is a full 
featured fractal cloud generator. The lire 
effects and clouds can be animated realisti- 
cally using the simple animation controls. 
The effects menu can even add simulated 
film grain, lo make images appear more 
"realistic" yet. 

The ImageFX 3 package, like ImageFX 2. 
includes CineMorph. a complete 2 dimen- 
sional morphing program. This program 
allows an initial image to be reformed into 
a second image in several sequential steps. 
This is used to create the popular shape 
shifting animation effect. 

One important new feature of ImageFX 3 
is the special hook referred to as FXForge. 
This hook program is able lo apply image 
filters used in the Mac/PC program 
Photoshop to the images in ImageFX. 
There arc literally hundreds of these fillers 







that are available in the public domain, with 
a huge number available from the ImageFX 
website. These fillers will do everything 
from drawing complicated fractal pictures, 
to applying sophisticated special effects 
that defy description. 

Aside from these features ImageFX 3 
sports a full ARexx interface with public 
domain ARexx programs springing up on 
Aminet and elsewhere at a fair raie. There 
are loading and saving modules for most of 
the popular image formats, with the ex- 
clusion of GIF due to CompuServe's copy- 
right policy. However, a pubic domain GIF 
loader/saver module can be found. As an 
added bonus, ImageFX works with 
Digiview. Epson and HP scanners directly. 
Il also has primer modules for the standard 
preferences printer, postscript printers and 
the Fargo Primera printer. 

Although 1 didn't have the equipment to 
test the graphics card features, there are 
modules lo interface with any 
cybergraphics compatible display, as well 
as Video Toaster displays. The system used 
for testing was an Amiga 1200 30/33 MHz. 
and FPU. OS 3.0, and 20 Mb RAM. The 
reliability of the software was still a bit 
problematic, with the occasional system 
crash due lo a module. Particularly 
problematic was the radial star module, but 
the specific problem that caused occasional 
crashes couldn't be isolated. 

The manual supplied was from ImageFX 
2.6 and a 60-page addendum describing the 
new features of 3.0. Both are well written, 
and other than the obvious inconvenience 
of two manuals, they were not difficult lo 
use or understand. They are written at a 
basic level in general, and should be in- 
telligible to even the novice. The technical 



support was excellent, and the folks at 
Nova Design are very cordial and helpful. 

There is truly no single package as ver- 
satile as ImageFX 3. Other programs may 
have specific parts that I think are better, 
but the broad spectrum of techniques that 
ImageFX offers makes it an overall winner. 
Two things that might leave room for im- 
provement are the image display window, 
which is much clearer and better detailed in 
Image Engineer, a shareware image 
processor, and the speed and responsiveness 
of the drawing tools which are a bit belter 
in Photogenics, a similar commercial pro- 
duct. Overall. ImageFX gets an A-. with 
room for improvement in the stability 
department and the quality of the image 
windows. Kudos to Kermit Woodall and the 
folks at Nova Design for a line product. 

ImageFX 3.0 is available from most 
Amiga retailer for around US S230. Call 
Nova Design's support line at 804-282- 
6528. or fax al 804-282-3768. Further info 
is available at www.novadesian.com 



Ratine: A- 



,— , Bv Davis Spraeue 

— 



If you need to print several copies 
of a graphics-intensive document, 
save time by printing the document 
to a file and copying the file to the 
printer several times. Some programs 
(like PageStream 3.3 and Turbo- 
Print) allow you to print to a file, 
or use the AmigaOS CMD command 
to capture the printout. Then copy 
the file to PAR: 



28 



TJhb AtdDGA Dsar/OEMBE 



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I he basic storyboard interface of die 
* Flyer edil screen is much faster to use 
and easier to learn than any timeline based 
system. As shipped, however, the Flyer 
software doesn't provide much in the form 
of tools and extensions needed to easily 
manipulate more complex edit operations 
or control the post processing of various 
video, audio, CG and linage elements. 

This would be a drawback to the Flyer 
system if it weren't for 3 things: 1) The 
Flyer lives in an Amiga: 2) Amigas have 
ARexx: and 3) The Flyer systems have ex- 
tensive access to functions and data through 
their ARexx ports. 

This ARexx access has brought forth a 
number of very creative third party 
products that integrate Amiga's powerful 
software with Flyer functions to shore up 
the Flyer's weak spots and provide one of 
the most flexible and capable nonlinear 
video systems available. 

One of the long time names in this 
growing list of integrated Flyer ARexx 
products is Control Tower (CT) from 
Visual Inspirations and Merlin's Software. 
Control Tower allows you to assemble a list 
of image files or video clips, select a pro- 
cessing tool from a long menu of ARexx 
functions, and then automate the actions of 
the Toaster, Flyer and ImageFX tools to 
perform that process on all the listed files. 

I explored Control Tower using a basic 
Flyer system consisting of a stock Amiga 
4000T with a 25 MHz 040. OS-3.1. 18 Mb 
RAM, Video Toaster 4000 and. of course, 
the Flyer cards and hard drives and 4.1 soft- 
ware. This system is a business tool for me 
so 1 avoid running much in the way of 
Workbench enhancements or background 
ulililies. Beyond DirOpus and WShell, the 
testing environment was basically stock 
AmigaOS. 

While Control Tower is quite functional 
as a front end for the Flyer alone, using the 
program to its full potential requires that 
you own Nova Design's ImageFX software 
as well. My testing of CT was done using 
ImageFX 2.6. 

Installing CT is simple: just a double 
click on an icon and insert the second 
floppy disk at the prompt. The documenta- 
tion is really only a pamphlet, but it covers 
the basic interface, configuration of the 
(cool.) Flyer Menu utility, common new 
user questions, and a handful of very brief 
tutorials. Offsetting any shortage of manual 
pages is Control Tower's useful and usable 
on-line help where text windows display 



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concise process descriptions and usage 
directions that can be called up at most any 
time. 

Control Tower's main interface screen 
consists of a couple dozen self explanatory 
buttons located on 3 windows (see illustra- 
tion). The lirst window is a slightly offbeat 
File Selector that I found rather limited in 
scope. Ii doesn't support any type of multi- 
select and was 



has a few more useful buttons for editing 
and modifying the lile list. Multi-select 
blocks can be set up here using a shiti- 
sefecl first, select last combination. Files 
can be viewed, frame counts set. and the list 
files can be saved, loaded or appended. 

The third window, the Process Window, is 
a nicely designed layout for setting the 
Source & Destination lile types (FRAME, 
CLIP or PROJECT), and the processing 
tool (SWITCHER, T PAINT. 
LIGHTWAVE. AMIGADOS or 
IMAGEFX). Based on the settings of 



especially clumsy 
to use when 
pulling multiple 
files from within 
a longer 

sequence. In any 
case, this is 
where you 
navigate the 
system and select 
file names to add 
to the List 
Window. 

The List 
Window displays 
the files selected 
for processing. It 



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^fc ince the last review (see Issue 10) of Air 
^"^ Mail, much has happened to this email 
program, including a new Air Mail Pro 
(AMP) version. 

The new Air Mail Pro is easy to use. Con- 
trols arc generally well laid out and intuitive. 
Getting email to and from both individuals 
and mailing lists is simple with this program. 

I previously complained of the lack of 
BCC (Blind Carbon Copy). This is a normal 
part of a complete mail package, and should 
not be missing. BCC can keep mail headers 
to a manageable size when sending messages 
to large mailing lists. It can also protect the 
privacy of addresses on those lists. Air Mail 
Pro still does not support BCC, but it does 
have the ability to suppress the To: field. 
There will be occasions where you need real 
BCC, but this is a work around for many 
cases. 

New features have been added. Mail Peek 
allows you to check your mail messages 
while still on the server, and only download 



those which you're interested in reading. 
Messages may be marked as read, unread or 
replied. Even PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is 
supported. "Reply to all" is a welcome new 
feature, and there is even special support for 
Aminet updates. 

You can set the interface up with large 
icons, small icons, or buttons. You can now- 
cut and paste into all siring gadgets, some- 
thing sadly missing from most mailers. The 
new AMP can even be configured to bring up 
your web browser when you click on URLs 
embedded in message.--, something available 
on other platforms but rare in Amiga mailers. 
We had a few problems with stability of this 
feature, but it does work. 

Air Mail Pro supports multiple folders, and 
can use fillers to direct mail to specific 
folders. You can configure multiple "helpers" 
to allow you to see or hear attached sounds, 
images and animations. 

Attachments are handled well, though a 
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Source, Destination and Tool, you can then 
select one of the listed ARexx process 
functions. Hitting the DESCRIBE button 
here will open a text box explaining the 
function and usage of the highlighted 
macro. Selecting PROCESS will run the 
macro and initiate processing with an 
ABORT option available at ;ill limes. 

The Control Tower suite also includes an 
extremely useful interlace tool, culled Flyer 
Menu, that may be the best feature of the 
program. When running. FM adds a large 
pull down menu listing directly on the Flyer 
Edit screen! The menu is accessible from 
the Flyer with a standard right mouse 
button operation and the entries can be set 
up to run Amiga programs, initiate Flyer 
functions, or execute macros. Flyer Menu 
can be run independently of the main CT 
interface, though CT is where the 40-item 
menu can be readily configured and even 
added to the Flyer startup script. 

I put CT to work immediately compiling 
about 5.000 LightWave animation frames 
from Ja/. disk liles to Flyer clips for editing. 
I have assembled animations on the Flyer 
numerous times using a "Frames2Ctip" 
type ARexx script that 1 have re-written to 
include automated processing of frames 
through ImageFX and better sequence con- 
trol. My home spun methods, however, 
proved to be somewhat slower and a lot 



more brain intensive than using Control 
Tower for the same task. Since CT offered 
more than one process for compiling 
images to clips, it took a little ex- 
perimenting to choose the most efficient. 
After that. CT ran the entire job without a 
hitch. 

Once the animation project was out of the 
way. I also spent considerable time ex- 
perimenting with CT's clip transitions & 
effects involving ImageFX. There are quite 
a few options and prepackaged effects 
macros in this area of CT. including tran- 
sitions of ImageFX parameters over the 
length of a clip. These offer some inter- 
esting possibilities, but I would like to have 
found more input control of transition 
factors like duration, delay, direction and 
limits. 

Trying all the provided CT processes and 
combinations could keep you busy for a 
month. Control Tower invites ex- 
perimenting and it seemed like every time 1 
sat down to it. I found another set of 
processes to try. Of the couple dozen that I 
did explore, all worked as advertised. 

Overall I found Control Tower to be a 
solid tool with a lot of applications and 
potentials. I have to add, however, that in 
light of the program's weaker areas and 
lack of more extensive controls for effect 



transitions. I think that the suggested retail 
price of Control Tower is definitely on the 
high side. Given the pricing and the fact 
that some of the project operations are 
better done in oilier available products. I 
have to give it a B rating. 

One linal note is that Control Tower is 
just one of a suite of effects & batch pro- 
cessing tools from Visual Inspirations, 
Other offerings provide user- friendly front 
end controls for a number of Amiga 
products including other disk recorders, 3D 
packages and several Amiga image pro- 
cessing packages. With the recent releases 
of ImageFX 3.0. Aladdin 4D and 
Photogenics NG, this review may be rather 
timely after all! Those new Visual tools 
might supply the needed inspirations to 
invent even more creative program control 
products! 

Control Tower retails for USS249.95, but 
can be purchased from most Amiga dealers 
for considerably less. Visual Inspirations, 
809 West Hollywood. Tampa. FL 33604; 
http://www.vionline.com: 813-935-6410 



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save buttons must be used. Done once, it's 
not difficult to remember. You have your 
choice of MIME or uuencoding for the at- 
tachments, a good feature. 

The latest version does many tasks with a 
program module called Super Mail Box. 
This allows you to continue reading and 
writing messages, while Super Mail Box 
handles sending, retrieving, filtering, spam 
control and the like. Yes. we said spam con- 
trol, a switchable feature. This is a very 
good idea, though only a longer test than 
we could provide would tell how well it 
handles all cases. Danny Wong is to be 
commended for including it. 

Along with the changes noted. Air Mail 
Pro retains the unusual features of Air Mail. 
These include the graphical forms and true 
signatures that can only be used when com- 
municating with another user of Air Mail 
Pin Finally, there has beer, a continuous 
development effort by Toysoft 
Development. The\ are clearh dedicated to 
swatting any program bugs, and improving 
their product. 

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program, this is one you must check out. 

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jy\ aslerlSO v2 is a CDR/RW authoring 
package from Asimware that allows 
you lo create Dala ami Audio CDs on your 
Amiga. The software eomes on one floppy 
and installation is a straightforward matter 
of launching the installer and selecting a 
drawer. When the program is launched it 
brings you to a menu where you can select 
the type of project you would like to create. 
From here beginners and experts alike will 
find it extremely easy to create their own 
CDs. Pull down menus allow you to create 
or close the projects from anywhere in the 
program and there are keyboard equivalents 
tor each pull down menu selection, 

The first step is to ensure your hardware 
is up to the task, which is accomplished by 
clicking on the lest hardware button from 
the main menu. Here it takes you to screens 
where you can test your CD-ROM drives, 
hard drives and CD writer. This step is not 
actually required but should be performed 
the first time out as it gives you a good idea 
of attainable speeds and it ensures your 
hardware is functioning properly. 

Next you can begin the recording process 
by creating a new project from the pull 
down menu. CD to CDR copying is by far 
the simplest method of recording. All that 
is required is selecting 'CD to CDR' from 
the main menu, selecting the source CD and 
the destination CDR, then clicking write. 
The program will duplicate the CD without 
burdening the user with details of file 
formats and the like. There are also 
advanced options available for more ex- 
perienced user, such as. the write format 
(TAO or DAO). write speed, whether or not 
to use an intermediary hard drive, and 
buffer sizing. 

Since CDs last a lifetime, can store a 
good amount of data, and are fairly fast, 
they lend themselves well to the task of 
backing up data. Master ISO makes this an 
effortless process. Again create a new pro- 
ject, select 'hard drive to CDR' and you are 
presented with a directory tree of files to 
write to CD. Click on "add' and a requestor 
pops up showing drives available. If you 
want to write an entire hard drive to the 
CDR. select the drive then click on OK. 
Master ISO will automatically load all the 
files and directories contained in that 
volume into the directory tree. You can also 
select files to be added on an individual 
basis. 

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the audio files to he written and the order 
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I* rotoiype from Fl Software America is a 
new fast paced target shooting game 
similar to Capone. Predator, Zombie 
Apocalypse or Operation Wolf. With your 
mouse or CD32 joypad you place cross hairs 
over enemy soldiers and targeted objects and 
blast away as fast as possible. This type of 
game is always a great tension reliever: it's 
just plain fun reeking havoc with a machine 
gun. The colorful graphics are well done and 
if you have a 68030 or better processor, 
parallax scrolling and increased frame rates 
are enabled. 

Prototype also has some decent digitized 
sound effects of speech, explosions and 
music thai plays during the intro, credits, and 
high score screens. There is more to this 
game than just shooting at bad guys who are 
trying to shoot at you. You must take out fuel 
drums for energy & bonuses, towers, enemy 
aircraft, incoming missiles, and avoid 
shooting wounded allied soldiers and 
gasoline pumps, etc. You can also acquire 
missiles and armor piercing bullets adding 
even more to the excitement. As I men- 
tioned, the game works with either mouse or 
CD32 joypad. but 1 found the mouse to be 
much more fun as it gives you a higher de- 
gree of control. 

My major complaint with the game is that 



when you arc killed you have to start at the 
very beginning: there's no save option or 
continuing on at the level you died. Also, 
even wilh the difficulty set on easy, it's still 
pretty tough: which seems typical of Euro- 
games. 

The game will run just fine in NTSC. but 
it's almost loo fast to be playable. I highly 
recommend putting your machine into PAL 
display mode before playing the game. It 
looks better and the pace is quite a bit more 
reasonable. 

Prototype comes with its own hard-disk 
installer and good accompanying installation 
documentation. The game installed and ran 
flawlessly on both an A 1200 '060 and an 
A600 '020. Prototype's easy installation and 
high degree of stability impressed me very 
much. I've bought expensive commercial 
games recently and (hey could take lessons 
from Prototype's reliability. Adequate on- 
disk documentation is included. 

There's a lot to be said for a game that is 
fun as well as challenging and Prototype is 
definitely both. I think Prototype is a good 
value at US SI 3.50 (plus S3 S&H) con- 
sidering that it comes on rive disks and 
works on virtually any system. Minimum 
requirements for Prototype arc any 2.0 OS 
Amiga with 2 Mb of RAM (yes, ii will run 




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from floppy), but it recommends an A 1200 with 2 Mb chip RAM. 2 
Mb fast RAM. and a hard drive. Prototype is impressive considering 
it was developed by an individual, not a development group. 1 give 
it a B rating that would be upgraded to a B+ if a save option was 
added. 

It is available in the US only through Mushroom PD, 75 North 
Perry Street, Elizabethlown, PA 17022-1146. Payment can be in 
Check or Money Order made payable to Andy Kelletl. A free demo 
and catalog of hundreds of other Licenseware titles can be found at 
htip://www.mushy-pd, demon. co.uk/flsoftware/. 

Ratine: B 



By Jerimy Campbell 



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Licenseware is a fairly new method of selling and 
distributing quality software. It differs from other types, such 
as Shareware and PD, as the programmer will always receive a 
small royalty payment from each copy of their program sold. 
The price of licenseware is generally less expensive then share- 
ware. Licenseware starts from as little as S6.50, and catalogs 
usually contain descriptions of the game and comments from 
any written reviews. Demo versions are usually available to try 
out tirst. Because Licenseware titles are closely inspected 
before being placed on the market, a high quality is usually 
assured. Licenseware lilies are also exclusive to the distributer 
so you cannot find them anywhere else other than the legal dis- 
tributor. Licenseware offers a wide range of titles including 
high-quality educational software, utilities and games. Fl 
Licenseware is one of the bigger outfits and is distributed in the 
US by Mushroom PD. You can get a free catalog from 
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It ilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phungoria is cur- 
rently under development by Prelusion (a Swedish program- 
ming (earn) and will be published by Alive Mediasoft Ltd. Gilbert 
Goodmate is an adventure game that will be released on CD- 
ROM in the fall of 1998. I received a two level or two screen 
demo of the game and was very impressed. The Task in the demo 
is to lind a plant rejuvenation recipe for your Grandpa's decaying 
mushroom and then find all the ingredients and somehow com- 
bine them. 

The goal in the actual game will be a bit different. You have to 
rescue your Grandpa from jail by proving he's innocence of not 
taking proper care of the town's treasured mushroom. 1 found it to 
be quite a lot of fun finding all (he necessary items to complete 
the demo. The exquisitely hand drawn graphics actually resemble 
a cartoon nunc ihan a game, especially compared lo similar 
games I've seen. The background graphics and animations are 
well done and fun to watch. The music and sounds playing during 
the demo are exceptionally clear and an absolute joy to listen to. 
The games intuitive interface is one of the most user friendly I've 
come across: everything is done with the mouse. 

Many graphic adventure games lake awhile to gel familiar with, 
but I feel most people will pick this one up righl away. The most 
amazing thing about this game is the minimum requirements. It 
will run on any Amiga with 68000+ CPU, OS 1.3+, 2 Mb RAM 
(at leasi 1 Mb Chip), hard drive, and CD-ROM, but it does of 
course take advantage of more expanded systems. I honestly 
thought that the requirements would be considerably higher due 
to the high quality of this game. 

The finished version promises digitized speech for every char- 
acter in the game, which is something 1 haven't seen in an adven- 
ture game yet. Adventure games have never really been quite my 
cup of tea, but there is just something irresistible about ibis one; 




Gilbert Goodmate looks to be a fun and consuming 
adventure game with great graphics . . . 




But what sets il above is its easy-to-use interface 
and absorbing plot line. Sure to be a winner! 



so all you adventure game enthusiasts out there will most likely enjoy it 
immensely. I can't wait to try out the updated demo and full version 
myself. Keep your eyes peeled for it at htlp://home l.swipnet. 
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OCTOPUS CStnG -(Required toconnect flyer to external cabinet ) (#03205} 

Midtower Chassis / External Cabinet - (#03304i 

Houses up to NINE devjees, five 3 5' bays, four 5 25* bays. 250 wait power supply, three 
internal sesi daisy cfiam cables, 7 7' wide x 16 1" tall, 16 5" lony 

32x Toshiba CDROM Drive & ASIM CDFS 3.8+ - 

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Perception Video Recorder (#02217) 1590 

Perception Capture Option (#02248) 859 

RS 422 Option (#02249) 185 

Bundle with external cable (#02227) 2369 

Perception Audio A4V (#02243) 1229 

PerceptionFXAccelerator (#02250) 819 

Time Base Corrector IV (#02203) 795 

Edit Bay (#02299) 699 

Veclor Scope (#02221) 795 

Animalion recorder A / PC (02236/7) 1599 

SPARK w/0 Adobe (#02281) 449 

Spark vW Adobe Premeire (#02280) 595 



Tape Backup Drives 



8700 LT External (#14951) $649 




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7GB uncom- 
pressed 14GB 
compressed 
60MB per minute 
2 year warranty 
SCSI I & II 
8MM ISO.Vf 



Eliant 820 (#14964) $1249.00 



Internal Same specs as above 8700LT but can 

also turn off compression and can verify 

data. Its also twee as fast ' 

BMM 160M Tape (#15205) $15.00 

Sony SDT9000 12GB/24GES $ 999.00 

Works great with Flyer. Perception, 

Targa. etc ! - Two year warranty 

12GB uncompressed - 1 . 2MB/Second 

24GB compressed ■ 2 4MB/Second 

SCSI i&ll- Uses DDS3 TAPES 

DDS3 4MM 125M TAPE $ 29.95 

SONY 

SDX 300 25 / 50 (#14953) 2799 

3072k / second - two year warranty 

25 GB uncompressed / SCSI I S II 

50 GB compressed / 8mm 170m 

8MM 170M TAPE (U15209) $95,00 



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Miro DC 30+ $745.00 
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CPU&FPU Upgrade s\Removable Hard Drives 
and Replacements 



6B040RC40 W/MMU 8. FPU IH03404] ?S 

6B040BC33 W/MMU 1 FPU (#03405) 85 

6B040RC25 W/MMU 8, FPU IK034061 49 

6B030RC50 W/MMU [#03408] 4? 

6S030RC40 W/MMU (#03409) 39 

6BO30RC33 W/MMU [#03411] 35 

6B030RC25 W/MMU1 (#03412) 29 

6BS82P.C50 MA1H CO-PROCESSOR 1*03414) 43 

68882RC40 MATH CO-PROCBSOR IS 0341 5) 39 

68882RC33 MATH CO-PROCESSOR 1*03416) 35 

68882RC25 MATH CO-PRCCESSOR 1*03440) 29 

66881RC25 MATH CO-PROaSSOR |#03417) 20 

INTEL PENTIUM 233 MMX 325 

INTEL PENTIUM 200 MMX 225 

INTEL PENTIUM 166 MAW 125 

INTEL PENTIUM II 300 719 

Extensive stock of Motorola, Intel,* 
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Memory / Ram Chips 



SIMMS 



64MB 72PIN 16x32 60ns (#03442) 249 

32 MB 72 PIN 8x32 60ns (#03403) 60 

16 MB 72 PIN 4x32 60ns (#03402) 30 

OS MB 72 PIN 2x32 60ns (#03401) 20 

04 MB 72 PIN 1x32 60ns (#03400) 10 

1X4 Static Column Zips 60ns (A3000) $4 
1x4 Page Zips 60ns (A2386 BB) $9 

256x4 Page Dips (A2091.2080, etc) $3 
1x 1 Page Dips (Sup ramboard. etc) $3 
1x8 simm (1mP) 30 ptn $10.00 
4x8 simm (4mb) 30 pin $30.00 

DIMM. SIMM. ZIP. DIP. 8 PIN to f 68 PIN 



PC Software 




3D Rom Volume 1 or 2 


(#51087) 


25 


3000 Jpeg Textures 


(#51089) 


23 


Add Depth 11 


(#51090) 


■19 


Animator Studio 1 1 


(#51091) ; 


69 


Air/SeafLand Vehicles 


(#51092) 1 


59 


Canvas 5 


(#51093) i 


B4 


Clip Model Library 


(#51094) 1 


09 


Corel DRAW 8 


(#51095) A 


59 


Corel DRAW 8 upgrade 


(#51096) ; 


49 


CorelXARA 


(#51097) 1 


37 


3em-Rom 


(#51098) 


47 


Dataller 


(#51099) ; 


05 


Director 6.0 


(#51100) S 


99 


Director Muln. Studio 


1*51101) < 


99 


Expression 


[*51113) c 


nil 


Extreame 3D 


1*51110) : 


29 


"iber Factory 


(#51102) 


99 


Freehand 5 


1*51103) t 


KM 


"reehand Gphx Studio 


1*51104) t 


34 


Garden Hose 


1*51105) 


M 


Graphic Design Studio 


1*51106) e 


49 


Hijacks Graphics Suite 


(#51111) 1 


27 


Kai's Power GOO 


(#51107) 


■17 


Truespace 3D 


1 


09 


Wavefilter Net Plus 


(#51112) : 


99 


Wavenet Pro 5 User 


(#51109) ; 


69 


World Construction Set 3* 




99 



lOMega Jaz tniemal 
lOMega Jaz Externa' 
lOMega Zip Internal 
lOMega Zip External 
SyQuest 44MB Internal 
SyQuest 270MB In) 
SyQuest 1 5GB SCSI 
SyQuest 1 5GB IDE 
44MB Syques! Cart 
83MB Syquest Cart 
270 3 5" Syquest Cart 
Jazz Cartridge 
Zip Cartridge 



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(#14905) 
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(#14913) 
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CD Rom Readers 



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PLEXTOR 32X Internal 
4B00k/second ■ 35ms 
seek time - 512k buffer 
SCSI l&ll- Caddyless 
PLEXTOR 32X External 
CASE, power supply, fan 3. 
DB25M-CENT50M Cable 
Toshiba 32X Internal 
■fSOOk/secono' - 95ms 
see* time-256k buffer 
SCSI till- Caddyless 
Toshiba 32X External 
atso includes case wtfi 
power supply, fan & 
OB25-CENT50 cable 
ASIM CDFS (AMIGA) 
FWB TOOLKIT (MAC) 



79.00 
199.00 



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(#53043) 



14B.O0 



49.95 
15.00 



CDRom Recorders 



Yamaha 4260t 

6x Reader & 4x Writer 

2x Rewriter 

SCSI INTERNAL (#14224) S 449.00 
SCSI EXTERNAL {#14224B| S 499.00 

Yamaha 4001t 

6x Reader & 4x Writer 
2x Rewriter 

IDE INTERNAL (#14225) S 449.00 

Yamaha CDR-400 

6x Reader &4X Writer 

SCSI INTERNAL S 399.00 
SCSI EXTERNAL S 458.00 

Panasonic 

6x Reader & 4X Writer 

SCSI INTERNAL 1*14223) S 314.00 
SCSI EXTERNAL (#14708) S 36900 

RICOH 6201 

6x Reader / 2x Writer 
&2x Rewriter 

SCSI INTERNAL (#14215B) S 355.00 
SCSI EXTERNAL (#14703) 5 414.00 



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Master ISO v2.0 (Amiga) I 59.00 

Toast (MAC) (#53038) 1 40.00 

Easy CDPRO (IBM) (#53037) $ 40.00 

/crsion 2.11c with Direct CD Software! 



CD-R Media (Qty 100)51.15 Each 
CD-RW Media $1 9.00 Each 



Hard Disk Drives 



Quantum* 

18.2 GB Atlas III SCSI 
1024k Buffer (cache) 
7200 rpm - 7 5ms - 5 Years 

9.1 GB Atlas ll-N SCSI 

9.1 GB Alias ll-W SCSI 
1024k Buffer (cache) 
7200 rpm ■ 8ms • 5 Years 

4.5 GB Atlas ll-N SCSI 
4.5 GB Atlas ll-W SCSI 

512k Buffer (cache) 

7200 rpm - 8ms - 5 Years 
4.5 GB Viking SCSI 

7200 rpm - 8ms - 5 Years 
6.4 GB Fireball ST SCSI 
6.4 GB Fireball ST IDE 

5400 rpm - > 10ms-3 Years 
4.3 GB Fireball ST SCSI 
4.3 GB Fireball ST IDE 

5400 rpm ■ > 10ms-3 Years 

3.2 GB Fireball ST SCSI 
3.2 GB Fireball ST IDE 
5400 rpm - > 10ms -3 Years 

2.1 GB Fireball ST SCSI 
5400 rpm • 10ms • 5 Years 

2.2 GB Atlas II N SCSI 
2.2 GB Atlas II W SCSI 

7200 rpm - Bms - 5 Years 



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(#14576) 


649 
649 


(#14544) 
(#14574) 


449 
449 


(#14531) 


349 


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(#14632) 


375 
229 


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(#14571) 


275 
229 


(#14556) 
(#14562) 


259 
199 


(#14572) 


239 


(#14625B) 
(#14325) 


259 

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9 1GB CHEETAH 19101W 
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9.1GB Barracuda 39173W 
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Low Profile 1" Tall I 3 5" 
4.5GB CHEETAH 34501N 
4.5GB CHEETAH 34501W 
10000 RPMI 75 MSI 
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4,5GB Barracuda 34572N 
4 5GB Barracuda 34572W 
7200 rpm - 8ms ■ 5 yrs 
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52520A 2 5GB (IDE) 



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while software that supports the PowerPC RISC processor can reacn new performance dimen- 
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at 200MHz still reached a performance of 20^50% beyond the performance of a 200 MHz Pentium 
Pro-based system For the Amiga user who upgrades his Amiga with a PowerUp board this means 
that applications which are optimized for the PowerPC processor can run some 10 to 15 times 
faster than on todays fastest 68060 based accelerator cards (or some 30-50 limes faster than a 
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mance! 

The sophisticated PowerUp combination of hardware and software allows software developers lo 
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PowerPC processor phase 5 digital products has been shipping developer versions of the 
PowerUp boards to leading software developers worldwide since end of 1996. and has supported 
the start of the development of key applications for these new processor boards Many leading 
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them 3D and ray-tracing applications, image manipulation tools and paint packages, development 
packages, internet browsers, emulators and even games With the release of the commercial ver- 
sions of the PowerUp boards in 1997, an increasing number of commercial software applications 
that support the PowerUp can be expected; beyond that, a strong response by shareware and 
freeware developers and several PowerPC programming contests sponsored by phase 5 will 
support the upcoming release of many professional and powerful shareware/freeware tools for the 
new generation, of PowerUp Amigas. 

Solutions for everybody 

Phase 5 digital products has a complete product line of PowerUp accelerators for various Amiga 
systems under development All these accelerators are being primarily designed as upgrades for 
those users who already own a 68k-based accelerator for their Amiga They come with a socket 
for either a 6Q030. 6B040 or 68060 processor which they need as a companion processor, and 
which can be taken from the user's existing 68k accelerator card or purchased in addition to the 
PowerUp accelerator After installation of theSEJk processor on the PowerUp accelerator and the 
installation of the PowerUp accelerator into the Amiga, the world of PowerPC/6Sk multiprocessing 
is open for the user immediately' With this upgrade technology, the investments which once went 
into the existing accelerators are saved, as Ihe old processor does not become obsolete. 

Software that comes along with the PowerUp accelerator boards 

The PowerUp accelerators will be shipped with a comprehensive software package. Beside the 
powerful and comprehensive RISC support multiprocessing library which allows the transparant 
integration of the PowerPC processor inio the Amiga multitasking OS environment, all boards are 
shipped with CyberGraphX V3 Native including PowerPC-optimized CyberGL 3D libraries and 
MPEG functions which allow fast 3D applications and multimedia tasks to run en the high-perfor- 
mance PowerPC processors Also available are comprehensive software toots including a public 
domain GNU C compiler with PowerPC support as well as free demo software and utilities and 
developer support via Ihe phase 5 FTP site With these tools the PowerUp boa r ds are also a per- 
fect solution for all creative users who want to actively explore the performance of a modern RISC 
multiprocessing system while staying with the advantages cf Iheir preferred Amiga OS 

Cyberstorm PPC (3000/4000(t» 

Blizzard 2604e (A2Q00M50Q) 

Blizzard 603e (A1200(t)) 

Blizzard 603e+ (A1200(t» 

Cybervision PPC (for Cyberstorm PPC and Blizzard 2604e) 



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PowerUp specials for owners of phase 5 accelerators. 

Owners of a 6803O-, 68040- or 68050-based accelerator from phase 5 digital products can make 
use of special PowerUp upgrade offers which make the PowerUp accelerators even more attrac- 
tive The PowerUp upgrade offer is available to original customers of one of the mentioned phase 
5 accelerators [except Ihe Blizzard 123D-I) and requires only the proof of purchase and sena' num- 
ber of ihe product (please note thai second-hand purcnased products are exduded from the 
PowerUp Upgrade offer) Registered owners of phase 5 accelerators will receive an upgrade offer 
by mail shortly before Ihe release date of the PowerUp accelerator ".ha; is available as an upgrade 
to their existing phase 5 accelerator 




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Cyberstorm MK III (A4000/4000T A300073000T) 58040 @ 40mhz S call 
Both include buift in Ultra SCSI Iff 

Cybervision 64 3D w/4MB Ram S 249 

Scan Poubler for Cybervision 64 3D $119 

Blizzard 1260 (A1200) 68060 @ 50mhz S 589 

CYBERSTORM PPC -150, -180, -200 

PowerPC 604e Accelerator Board for AMIGA 3000(1} and 4000(T) 

The Cyberstorm PPC is the high-end PowerUp accelerator for Amtga 30O0/40O0fT) systems and 
systems with a compatible processor slot. It features a high-performance PowerPC604e RISC 
processor in different clock speeds and a socket for either a 6S040 or 68060 companion proces- 
sor, a memory expansion option for up io 128 MByte of ultra-fast 64-bit memory, a Wide-Ultra- 
SCSI controller on board and an expansion slot for high-performance expansions such as the 
CyberVisionPPC This board is ideally suited for all A30O0/A4OOO users who already own an accel- 
erator with either a 68040 or 68060 processor, for Cyberstorm users it will be Ihe PowerUp 
upgrade offer 

Technical Data CYBERSTORM PPC Acceferator Board: 



PowerPC Processor 
Clock Speed 

Companion CPU 

est PPC Performance 
MIPS 

ScecFP55 

Memory Option 
SIMM Sockets 

SCSI on board 
Suitable 



PowerPC604e 
150-200 MHz 

68040/68060 25-50 MHz 

@200 MHz 
appx 350 
appx 7 1 

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four 

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A2620 68020 @ 16Mhz w/68881 149 

math co processor & MMU and 
four megabytes of memory Not 
expandable past four mb (A2000) 

A2630 68030 @ 25Mhz w/68882 249 

math co processor S MMU and 
four megabytes of memory(A2000) 

A3640 68040 @ 25Mhz w/built in 149 

math co processor and MMU, up 

to 400% increase in speed ! 
(A30QO & A40Q0 Series Machines) 

DKB Cobra 68030 @ 33Mhz 139 

w/68882 math co processor, FPU 
and battery backed clock, expand 
able to 128mb of memory (A1200) 

(Limited Quanity) 

GVP 1230 Turbo I 68EC030 95 

@ 40mhz. expandable to 32mb of 
memory (A1200) 

GVP 1230 Turbo Series It 68030 149 
@ 50mhz with MMU. battery 
backed clock, expandable 
to 32 MB of memory (A1200) 

GVP A530 Turbo 68030 @ 40Mhz. 249 
SCSI I S II hard drive controller 
with internal and external SCSI 
connectors and memory expansion 
up to eight megabytes (A500) 

GVP-M Falcon 68040 @ 25Mhz 299 

w/built in math co processor & 
MMU, expandable to 128mb ram 
(A 1200) 

Microbottcs VXL 30 89 

68030@40Mhz 

w/Memory Management Unit. 
Requires VXL 32 for memory 
expansion (A500 / A2000 Series) 

MicroboticsVXL30 68D30@50Mhz 99 
w/Memory Management Unit. 
Requires VXL 32 for memory 
expansion These brand new left 
over accelerator boards are from 
their last batch and are of the 
newest revision Great (or people 
who have a VXL 30 and want to 
speed up their system. (The older 
VXL 30 accelerators cannot be 
upgraded to 50mhz) If you're look 
ing for an inexpensive way to add 
a fast processing MMU. this is it! 
Plugs internally into the CPU 
SOCKET of Amiga 500 or 2000 

CSA 12 Gauge 68030 @ 50mhz 299 

- For the Amiga 1200 Only. 68030 
with 68882 and MMU and SCSI ! 
Expandable memory socket 
onboard < (Limited Quanity) 



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Amiga Accelerators 



RCS Management 68040@28Mhz 499 
w/math co processor, mmu and 
four megabytes of memory 
Expandable to 32MB of memory 
(A2000) 



Amiga Custom Chips 



1.3 Kickstart Rom 

2.04 Kickstart Rom (A2000/S00) 
2.04 Kickstart Rom (A3000) 
2.05-2 Kickstart Rom (A600) 



3.1 Kickstart Rom (Single Rom) 
- Amiga 500, 2000 Series 



3.1 Kickstart Rom (Dual Rom) 
- Amiga 1200, 3000. 4000 Series 



8362 Denise (Resolution) 

8364 Paula Audio Chip 

8372A 1MB Agnus (Graphics 

Mom) 

8373 Super Denise (Resolution) 

8375B (A3000 2MB Agnus) 

8520 CIA Chip PD 



8520 CIA Chip PLCC 

- For Amiga 4000, 1 200 and 600 



Amber Display Chip (replace- 
ment) 
- A3000. 2320 Flicker Fixer 



Lisa (391227-01) 
- PLCC replacement for 
A1 200/4000 Series for AGA 



$12 
16 

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43 



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10 
29 

19 

25 
9 

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Amiga RamboaraS iWSoffware Programs $29. 95 ea. 



Ramsey Revision 07 

- Fixes memory access problems 
with the Amiga 3000 Series 



Super Buster Revision 11 
- Fixes bus problems with the 

Amiga 3000 series machines and 

older Amiga 4000 series 

machines 



Super Dmac Revision 04 

- Fixes many problems with the 
Amiga 3000 Series Machines 



68000-8 MhzDIP(CPU) 
Western Digital SCSI Revision 8 
3000 and A2091 HOC 



29 



24 



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Microbotics 8 Up Ramboard 65 

- A2000/3000/4000 16 Bit Memory 
board with no memory DIPS ver 
-sion 

Microbotics B Up Ramboard 69 

-A2O0O/300O/4O0O 16 Bit Memory 
board with no memory SIMM ver 
-sion 

Fastlane Z3A3000/4000Ramboard 399 

- A3000 or 4000 Series 32 Bit 
Ramboard and Fast SCSI II 
Controller card Expandable to 256 
megabytes of memory using 30pin 
simms 

GVPSCSI+/Ram A1200 49 

- Expandable to 32mb of ram 

and includes SCSI I & II controller 
plugs into internal slot on a1200. 



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Eadweard Muybndge CDTV "Women In 

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CD32 Pinball Fantasies 

CD32 Defender of the Crown 

CD32 John Barnes European Football 

CD32 The Chaos Engine 

CD32 Demo Disk 

Toast CD Rom Pro 3 

CD32 Insight Technology 

GDI 'The Firm" (mpeg for cd32 req) 

3D Model Library II 

CD 32 Pirates Gold - Return to the 

Golden Age of Bucaneering 

CD32 International Karate 

CDTV Illustrated Holy Bible 

Aminet 4 

Cover Girl Strip Poker 

CD32 American Heritage Illustrated 

Encyclopedic Dictionary 

CD32 Trolls 

Gallery of Dreams 

Solar System Kit 

Microcosm 

Fractal Pro Image Library 

Apple Internet Connection Kit 

Photo Pro Volume II People Doing 

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Fractal Pro Image Library Vol. 1 

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Euroscene 

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CDTV The New Groilier Electronic 

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*T hal's right - with the amazing Amiga 
^ computer, you, yes you, can make beau- 
tiful music! From rock and roll to rhythm 
and blues to rap and reggae, with an Amiga 
it's all at your fingertips. Just type a few 
keystrokes, then sit back and be surrounded 
by the aural genius of your own musical 
masterpiece. Amaze and impress your 
friends.' Win record contracts! Hob-nob 
with the stars! Only Amiga makes it pos- 
sible. 

Sigh - If it were only that easy. Fact is, an 
Amiga does not a musician make (as many 
of the thousands of MODs on Ami-net 
demonstrate). The Amiga can make it 
easier though, and can be the hub of jusl 
about any audio system you can imagine. 

In future editions of this column, we'll 
look al software, hardware and 
techniques to help you gel the 
audio most out of your Amiga. 
First and foremost, let's gel lhal 
Amy hooked up so we can hear 
something. Then we'll come 
back and look at more technical 
detail on how we're making thai 
sound. 

You'll need four pieces to put 
this together: An Amiga, a 
stereo RCA patch cable, an 
amplifier and speakers. The 
RCA cables are the same as those you've 
used if you ever hooked up a stereo system. 
The amplifier and speakers can be any of a 
thousand varieties. The Commodore 10S4S 
and Toshiba TIMM monitors (among 
others) have amplifiers and speakers built 
in. You can use your home stereo by 
hooking (he RCA cables from (he Amiga to 
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IN connections!). 

Now we want to see if it's working, and 
we run into our first point of frustration- for 
all its audio possibilities, the Amiga OS 
comes with only one built-in sound-a beep! 
Well, let's try it anyway. Open up your 
Preferences drawer and double-click the 
Sound icon. A requestor should appear like 
the one in the illustration. This requestor is 
actually controlling what type of notice we 
get when the OS wants to get our attention 
(like when we make an error). Make sure 
the Make Sound box is checked, and press 
the Test Sound button. If all is well, you 
should hear a beep from one of the 
speakers. If not. try adjusting the volume 
(on the 1084S, etc.). 



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this requestor. You have the oplion to make 
this attention sound any 8-bit IFF sample 
you like. Imagine Homer Simpson an- 
nouncing "Doh!" or 200 l*s HAL saying 
"I'm afraid I can't do that" and you can 
start to sec (he possibilities. 

Sound samples are available most any- 
where you'd normally look for Amiga 
Public Domain software (Fred Fish, 
Aminet. Turtle Lightning, etc.). If you're 
fortunate enough to have the Amine! 2 
CDROM, there is a whole directory 
(mus/smpl) loaded with samples that are 
not on Aminet anymore (likely due to copy- 
right issues). The mods/smpl directory has 
quite a selection, too. 

Ready for a whole bunch of terms in one 



What Is a Decibel? 

A decibel (abbreviated dB) is a measure of 
sound intensity, 'file dB range is logarithmic, 
not linear, which means the intensity goes tip 
very rapidly. For example, a I0 dB sound is 
twice as loud as 5 dB. but 100 dB is three 
times as loud as 90 dB. Absolute silence is 
dB. a normal conversation would be 50-60 
dB. and a home fawn mower about 1 00 dB. 
Sustained levels over 90 dB can cause ear 
damage. 



sentence'.' Here goes: The Amiga is capable 
of stereo, four-voice. 8-bil real lime 
playback, and output at line level, 
Let's look at each of the terms indepen- 
dently. Stereo is something most 
of us are familiar with, as we 
generally have two ears. Our 
brain is able to discern the time 
lag between reception by our left 
and right ears, and uses this to 
tell us the direction of a sound's 
source. By the 1950s a 
memorable fellow by the name 
of Les Paul figured otu how to 
make two-channel, or stereo, 
recordings. 
If stereo means two, then whal's this 
four-channel stuff? Think of the four voices 
as A, B, C and D, and the two channels as 
Left and Right. Now think of two of (he 
voices standing to your left and two to your 
right. The Amiga can play any two voices 
simultaneously on a single channel. The 8- 
bil comes in when we look at bow much 
digital information makes up each sound. 

To avoid getting into too much detail now 
(we'll get into it when we talk about sam- 
pling in a future column), suffice il lo say 
that 8-bit is good, but 16-bit is better, and 
most of the resl of the electronic music- 
world has moved on to 16-bit. By storing 
more information about a sound, the com- 
puter is able to recreate it more precisely. 
The 8-bil Amiga is far from obsolete, how- 
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couldn't produce with 8 different linger 
paints, many Amiga musicians are proving 
thai creativity, talent and attention to detail 
are much more important than the latest 
technological gizmos. 

You might be thinking. "If 1 have two 8-bit 
voices per channel, can't 1 have one 16-bit 
voice per channel?" Smart question -shows 
you're thinking. The answer is still no. sorry. 
It's not quite that simple, and has to do with 
hardware and speed limitations. 

The line-level business means we can't 
just plug the Amiga's audio pons directly 
into speakers. Think of the Amiga's signal 
as more like that of a tape or CD player than 
a speaker level. Line level means the 
amplitude I think volume) of the signal is 
approximately -10 decibels (dB). Wait a 



minute, you say, dB is absolute silence - 
how can a signal be quieter than silence? In 
this case, dB are used as a measure of elec- 
trical signal strength, not sound intensity. 
The audio output from the Amiga must be 
amplified in order to be audible. Hence, the 
amplifier and speaker combination we dis- 
cussed while getting everything hooked up. 

Thai's enough mumbo-jumbo for now. If 
you're feeling a bit confused, don't worry - 
you don't have to be a computer scientist or 
electrical engineer just to make music with 
your Amiga (though understanding some of 
the fundamentals never hurts). In the mean- 
time. I want to hear from you - what audio 
questions and topics would you like to see 
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By Oleg Moskalensky 

Question: I need information about con- 
verting graphic files from my PC to the 
Amiga. Adobe Photoshop 3 will save files 
in IFF formal but obviously neither com- 
puter will read the others disks. Is there 
program that can be installed to help? 

Answer: Part of the AmigaOS is a program 
called CrossDOS that has the ability to 
read/write PC-formaited floppies. If your 
files aren't bigger than the 720k double 
density floppy disk, you won't need any- 
thing special to transfer the hies, Simply 
open your boot disk, find a drawer called 
Storage and within it find a drawer called 
DOSDrivers. Inside it you'll find an icon 
called PCO, Double click on PCO to ac- 
tivate the above-described ability. Now you 
can insert either 720k PC floppies or 880k 
Amiga floppies into the same drive and the 
system will recognize which one is which. 
It will be totally transparent to all ap- 
plications, except instead of using DFO: to 
reference the drive, use the PCO: if you 
want to reference a PC floppy. 

If you need to have bigger size iiles. you 
could use a High Density floppy drive or 
you could always use the Interne! to FTP 
the needed files from your PC to some 
server and then FTP them back to your 
Amiga from that server. If you wanted to do 
direct FTP from machine to machine you'll 
need to have both machines online and 
some sort of FTP server running on one of 
the two machines to make it work. Usually 
it's a lot easier in the home environment to 
simply get connected to your ISP, FTP the 
riles to their server, then get offline. Once 
you've done that, gel back online using the 
Amiga and FTP the Iiles back. 
Alternatively, you could just email yourself 
all these files as attachments and then read 
your mail. Another approach would be to 
hook up a PC and Amiga via serial ports 
using a null-modem cable and (hen use any 



telecommunications program on both boxes 
to transfer the iiles. All of these approaches 
would work. 

Question: I have an A2000 with a GVP 8- 
Up card, a GVP Hardcard+8 and a 
Derringer 030. running at 50Mhz. I've also 
jusi added a 1 Mb Agnus. I've got RAM on 
the hardcard. the accelerator and the 8-Up, 
amounting to 16 Mb. but my machine 
recognizes only 7 Mb. 

Answer: Well, mixing and matching 
doesn't always work very well, especially if 
you don't use the software that conies with 
these boards. Back in the old days most 
RAM cards came with software, like 
AddMem. which allowed you to add that 
card's RAM to be used. If the software 
wasn't used, you didn't even see this RAM. 
Also, it makes a difference which RAM 
you add in first. So. if you have the docs for 
the cards, use the instructions there and try 
adding RAM. one card at a time. Make sure 
the RAM is recognized prior to moving to 
the next card's RAM. Also, you can try 
using the AddMem program, that used to 
come with older versions of Amiga OS (up 
until 1.3, 1 believe). 

Question: I discovered how to start-up 
YAM when 1 click on a website email link. 
but it won't pass the Email address from 
IBrowse to the "To:" line of YAM. I can't 
even paste the address into YAM after 
saving the address to the clipboard in 
IBrowse. How do I make ibis work? 

Answer: This part works using an ARexx 

script. You configure IBrowse to execute a 

small ARexx program that takes the needed 

info from it and then tells YAM what to do 

next. Do the following: 

I } Pull up IBrowse's Network Preferences 

and select Email & Telnet lab. 

2) Make sure to fill in the proper info in the 

Settings box to work with your ISP. and in 

the MAILTO: box click on Type: External. 

and in the Command: put in something like 



sys:rexxc/rx w-ebmail.yam r k\\ 

The sys:rexxc/rx webmail.yam part 
simply means run an ARexx script called 
webmail.yam (which should reside in your 
REXX: directory). The "%h" part supplies 
the only needed parameter, which is the 
email address. Make sure to select Save 
Preferences in IBrowse and you're done. 

Question: How do I unpack LHA'ed pro- 
grams that I download from the net? 

Answer: You'll need to have a program 
called lha. found on Aminet under ulil/arc. 
Simply copy the program into the C: direc- 
tory of your system partition or disk. Most 
of the archives for Amiga use this format of 
compression. Anytime you need to un- 
archive a file follow these steps: 

1 ) Download the archive to a directory or to 
RAM: 

2) Open a Shell and go to a directory where 
you want to extract the archive to. i.e.. 
SYS:archives/ncwarchive 

3) In the Shell type "lha x 
disk:direcior\7lile" (where <disk> repre- 
sents the disk where the archive currently 
resides. <directory> represents the direc- 
tory it is in. and <file> represents the 
archive name). For example, typing "lha x 
sys:archivcs/newarehive" would require 
that you have a file called newarchive.lha 
located in the sys:archives directory. 

4) You can start using the newlv dearchived 
files. 

Please keep in mind that there are many 
other archiving utilities, such as zoo, Izh, 
etc., and dearchivers for them can be found 
on Aminet. Typically you can follow the 
same process by putting the dearchiver pro- 
grams into C: and then using them from any 
shell session. 

You can also find out what the various 
options are for archiving and dearchiving 
by simply typing the command without any 
options into a shell. For example, type 
"lha" and press return to get a listing of 
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